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Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: South africa

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Im not silent I'm pro solitude.

@devonvo's activity:

I read recently that a number of Pros like to ride the turbo for an hour or so before having breakfast in the morning to jump start the old metabolic system. Which means that now I ride the trainer for an hour in the morning before breakfast. I think the Pros probably do it to lose weight, and I do it partly for that reason but also to burn off th...

@devonvo's posts:

  1. There is nothing (exept for smashing hill repeats) than a awesome wattbike session. When pushing 310 watts for 20min then doing 5 min intervals is awesome fun. #Rule no.5 becomes more and more aplicable in those dark sessions of pain while pedaling your a… »

Think back to the early days of mountain biking. A bunch of friends, getting to the top of the hill any way they could, not needing to ride up at any great pace, saving themselves for the real buzz, the ride back down. It didn’t matter who got tot the top first, as long as everyone made it and then could share a chat, maybe a beer and a toke,...

@devonvo's posts:

  1. @936adl cant agree more. dont see xco racers use it. makes it a bit heavy. even some downhill guys dont use it. if you have time to think about dropping the seat or keeping it up your not going fast enough. »

  2. @Andre the Fish very cool bike »

One of the finest things about Velominati is it attracts the crazy bastards. Cyclists are slightly unhinged anyway but there are more than a few out there who have no fear. Crazy is not constrained by nationality. Crazy knows no borders. Sure the Randonneurs would do this just to make sure they were happy with their choice of headlamp strap but @ba...

@devonvo's posts:

  1. @Velodeluded nothing is worthy of being above the rules. You do 500k in honour of the rules and merckx. Nothing else. »

  2. @the Engine any ride is a good ride mate »

  3. Fkn spot on guys. Rule 5 and 9 well and truelly practised Here. I really hope there was enough recovery ale. This is true velominatus spirit. »

We’re not really supposed to have favorites, but everyone does. Just ask your parents. So while I’m not supposed to have a favorite, I do, and its Rule #9.Bad weather immediately separates the wheat from the chaff, and so the weekend warriors stay indoors and leave the roads to the devout. I talk most often about riding in the rain, wit...

@devonvo's posts:

  1. Good read. Here in south africa in the highveld you get alot of unsuspected thunder storms midway thru your ride. Those are the best. I set alot of my pb’s in tose thunder storms. rain makes you more focused and every thunder roar makes you sprint. Love … »

Ok all you roadies, listen up. You’re not gonna like what I’m about to tell you, but it’s the truth. And sometimes, the truth hurts. You ready?Road cycling owes a lot to mountain biking. Continue reading...

@devonvo's posts:

  1. CX racing has also now had an effect on the road. Even now hydraulic brakes also from the mtb brothers. CX has given us disk brakes and tubeless tires. »

Rules! Hear me fools: The Rules mark the beginning of the path to enlightenment, not the end. There are higher planes, expanding dimensions. Beyond the color of your bar tape exists a man, a mountain, and a bike. This is where the world begins.Keeper Jim wrote this, reporting on his utilitarian climb of Mount Ventoux. He posts less than the rest of...

@devonvo's posts:

  1. @Deakus the harder the fall the better the ride »

  2. As they say rules are there to be broken. But they frown upon criminals. Living and riding buy they rules puts you in a very exclusive league of riders. Those who appreciate the rules and livebuy it  for the very  essence and meaning of its existence. Li… »