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Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Oakland, CA

1973 Amateur Bicycle League of America License, "intermediate" 1987-1992 USCF licence, cat 2 road 2012-13 USA cycling license, 45+ cat 3 road (working my way up again)

@deanofbikes's activity:

They don’t call it the race of truth for nothing, and Ferdi ain’t no liar. There’s no hiding when your specialist chrono machine is also your specialist road racing machine, and aero headwear is achieved through flipping your leather cap around to face the Jeep loaded with drunk French truffle hunters that’s been tailing yo...

@deanofbikes's posts:

  1. OMF’n Merckx, that photo and paragraph brought me to tears.  How deep can one go?  We really don’t understand how deep, but he did. »

My first article on Velominati was to introduce one of my favorite cyclists, Eros Poli. I refered to him as a domestique on the Mercatone-Uno team. This faux pas was properly pointed out much later by @KaffeineKeiser, a commenter who suddenly surfaced and unfortunately submerged just as quickly, like Das Boot in the Straits of Gibraltar.*I do tak...

@deanofbikes's posts:

  1. Lest we forget, Eros stood 6’4.5″, and slogged that carcass up Ventoux on Stage 15 in ’94 for the win. »