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Velominatus: chrismurphy92

Order: Level 2 Velominatus

Location: United States

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Did everyone got tired of seeing a nearly naked Marcel Kittel on the massage table for the Tour’s VSP page? I know I didn’t. Young Kennaugh will be sporting his British road race jersey and his proper shoe/sock pairing in this Vuelta. Get used to it. Ladies and gentleman we have a race. We have some Giro winners, we have some Tour...

@chrismurphy92's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. quintana 2. uran 3. talansky 4. contador 5. valverde »

We are the Keepers of the Cog. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of cycling etiquette known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list.The Rules lie at the beginning of The Path to La Vie Velominatus, not at the end; learning to balance them against one another and to welcome them...

@chrismurphy92's posts:

  1. @Stål Yes, see Rule #35 »

  2. @Anthony @Anthony – you probably should explain to her the difference between a bike and a car. A car is merely transportation. A bike is an extension of oneself. This is probably how she thinks of her shoes and handbag. »

The race of the funny hat.Every team seems to have included one or two riders fresh off the Tour. One would either feel ruined or unbeatable a week after that slug fest, more than likely, ruined. I imagine there are a few riders dodging calls from their directors this week. Continue reading...

@chrismurphy92's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. sagan 2. gallopin 3. valverde 4. van avermaet 5. bakelants »

It has been many years (25!) since professional female cyclists have raced on the cobbles of the Champs Elysées. While running the Giro Donne concurrently with the Tour de France makes no sense to me, this Sunday’s women’s race does make sense. It should be the model for a Women’s Tour de France: the route, infrastructure, roadsi...

@chrismurphy92's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. vos 2. bronzini 3. armitstead 4. borghini 5. olds »

@chrismurphy92's posts:

  1. Here goes nothing VSP PICKS: 1. Contador 2. Tee Jay 3. Froome 4. Talansky 5. Valverde »

@chrismurphy92's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Abbott 3. Stevens 4. Johansson 5. Pooley »

@chrismurphy92's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Quintana 2. J Rod 3. Good Cadel 4. Scarponi 5. Uran »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Quintana 2. J Rod 3. Good Cadel 4. Dan Martin 5. Uran »

@chrismurphy92's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert 2. Valverde 3. Dan Martin 4. Nibali 5. Kwiatkowski »

@chrismurphy92's posts:

  1. My stream is not working either. Audio but no video. »

@chrismurphy92's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Van Dijk 3. Pooley 4. Armitstead 5. Stevens »

@chrismurphy92's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert 2. Kwiatkowski 3. Valverde 4. Gerrans 5. Costa »

@chrismurphy92's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. kwiatkowski 2. valverde 3. gerrans 4. gilbert 5. mollema »

@chrismurphy92's posts:

  1. Terpstra with a proper cycling cap on the podium. True CHAPEAU for that! »

  2. Terpstra having quite the dig. »

  3. @starclimber Looks like it could be. 11 in the lead group now! »

  4. VSP PICKS: 1. Faboo 2. Boonen 3. Van Avermaet 4. Vanmarke 5. Stybar »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

@chrismurphy92's posts:

  1. @Tugman I think it looks great. I like the white tape. I was thinking about it on my Giant in the pictures above.  Your photos may push me to it. The black bike with the white logos and white tape really pops. »

  2. It’s a 2010 TCR Advanced. I actually got a new stem 110mm yesterday 1cm shorter and flipped -6 degrees and still slammed (except for 1 5mm spacer).  So another ride to make sure and then the steerer tube gets cut.  The new stem is a 3T black with white gr… »

  3. New (to me anyway) #1.  Steerer tube will be properly cut once fit is disled in. »

@chrismurphy92's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Armitstead 2. Stevens 3. Vos 4. Borghini 5. Van Dijk »

@chrismurphy92's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Faboo 2. Sagan 3. Terpstra 4. Stybar 5. Boonen »

The Kemmelberg is a brute. In my opinion, its the hardest of the cobbled climbs in the Spring Classics; it has a high speed tarmac approach that saps the guns of their snap. The transition from tarmac to cobbles is awful, the stones are very badly laid throughout and if you don’t hit it just right, you’ll come to a standstill. The cobbl...

@chrismurphy92's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Faboo 2. Sagan 3. terpstra 4. boonen 5. degenkolb »

@chrismurphy92's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. vos 2. Borghini 3. Armitstead 4. Emma Johansson 5. Amy Pieters »