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Velominatus: allezfignon

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Richmond, VA

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Addiction is typically defined as a bad thing. Addiction to drugs, to alcohol, sex or even work is usually portrayed as a condition to be battled, to overcome. The same sources may recommend a strict regime of regular exercise and healthy living as the perfect antidote to the bad addictions that befall an overwhelming majority of the general popul...

@allezfignon's posts:

  1. As my cycling mentor used to say to me as he started a sprint to the next road sign, “I feel the need for speed” . Addiction, obsession, passion, aficion, and whatever -ion fits the mold with regards to cycling is just plain bad ass good.  Period. »

@steampunk dropped this beauty of a photo on us. Volumes being spoken here, none of which makes being a pro look so great. Thanks Steamy.VLVV, Gianni Continue reading...

@allezfignon's posts:

  1. I think he is worried about getting stuck in the Formula 1 Hotel shitter… »

  2. Considering he was near the end of his career and in light of his subsequent confession, I find interesting his regard in the opposite direction of the slightly-opened door of the dark closet and the mirror… »

  3. I wonder if he had to wash his own jersey and hang it on the back of the chair to dry like the Prophet did in “La Course en Tete”… »

I can’t really call it an obsession. If it was an obsession, I would have commissioned a bloke I’ve never met to build me a set of ultra-light wheels and I would have spent an outrageous amount of money to upgrade my handlebars in an identical shape from aluminum to carbon in an effort to shave a few grams off the top end of my machine...

@allezfignon's posts:

  1. 3:45.55…Allez!! »

It has been a crazy year, this, with our first annual Keepers Tour sorted, partnerships with the industry’s leading icons including Johan Museeuw, Pavé Cycling Classics, DeFeet, fi'zi:k, and Lezyne – and a book deal to boot (deadline looming large on January 1st). We couldn’t have asked for a better year, and would like to remind...

@allezfignon's posts:

  1. From a newcomer to the site, but a long-time follower of the V, Best Wish to the Keepers and all the unique contributors to this great site!!!   Allez les gars, demain on fera un tour en velo….Bonne Annee. »

Truth be told, how many of us can resist a photo of ourselves Looking Fantastic on the bike? How many of us can resist the temptation of taking our eyes off the road and stealing a glimpse of ourselves in a shop window as we pass by? Not me, but then again a strong case could be made for my being a narcissist and I freely admit that I love looking...

@allezfignon's posts:

  1. 12.5 miles into the 13 mile climb from Big Island to Thunder Ridge on the Blue Ridge Parkway (Virginia). »