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Velominatus: freddy

Order: Level 1 Velominatus

Location: Canada and Nederland

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Attention all Velominati. The Tour VSP is going on line and it should be a good one. Sure, between Froomy and Bertie a person could hedge their bets but Moviestar is all in for Valverde, BMC for TeeJay, Astana for the Shark and Garmin is finally committing to a team leader in Talansky. Some other teams (ahem…Trek Factory Racing for one) have...

@freddy's posts:

  1. @KW Avoiding crashes is a key part of GT success for the top contenders and their teams. Luck is a factor (good or bad), but as they say in the safety industry…there is no such thing as an unpreventable accident. »

  2. It was nice having the little yellow jersey badge while it lasted. Congrats to Two Ball Billy. I must admit I feel a little dirty cheering for Malmerde to keep my VSP hopes alive. »

  3. @Mikael Liddy Yeah, I noticed that later when watching the longer rai vid. With Visconti, Izaguirre, Herrada and Gadret all up there plus the others, Valverde has the benefit of a strong and intact team. What’s your prediction for tomorrow? »

  4. The French riders were amazing again today as were all the other top  finishers. Awesome stage! Peraud gained 49 secs on Valverde–who held is own–even gaining 5 secs on Pinot and Bardet at the line. »

  5. I’d like to dedicate this post to Alex Stieda and Steve Bauer. »

It began when they come took me from my home And put me in Dead Row, Of which I am nearly wholly innocent, you know. And I’ll say it again I.. am.. not.. afraid.. to.. die.Cold, still, heavy, damp air encourages one to remain ensconsed, the familiar nagging doubt weedling away in the back, make that the front, of my mind, and I concede; I...

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  1. The acoustic and Cash versions are also good. »

  2. “My internal five. Nailing me to my own cross.” There can be beauty in suffering. And redemption. Crucify Your Mind. »

Attention all Velominati. The Tour VSP is going on line and it should be a good one. Sure, between Froomy and Bertie a person could hedge their bets but Moviestar is all in for Valverde, BMC for TeeJay, Astana for the Shark and Garmin is finally committing to a team leader in Talansky. Some other teams (ahem…Trek Factory Racing for one) have...

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  1. I’m depending on Malmerde to stay ahead of the French boys. »

  2. @Ron Sagan would also like a stage win, however, meanwhile he’s very successful with consistent top-5 finishes. »

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I like definition, to place things in a box and tightly seal the lid. It makes me feel comfortable, like another of life’s little mysteries has been stored away for safe keeping. I also love ambiguity; it is the space wherein all interesting questions are asked; the unknown is life’s greatest beauty. You might say that makes me a hypo...

@freddy's posts:

  1. Good post Frank. As usual, lot’s of life-lesson nuggets: Definition/Ambiguity. Disruption/Grounding. Paradox.  “The choices you make are your own and are in themselves less important than your confidence in them.” A-Merckx. »

Attention all Velominati. The Tour VSP is going on line and it should be a good one. Sure, between Froomy and Bertie a person could hedge their bets but Moviestar is all in for Valverde, BMC for TeeJay, Astana for the Shark and Garmin is finally committing to a team leader in Talansky. Some other teams (ahem…Trek Factory Racing for one) have...

@freddy's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Nibali 2. Valverde 3. Rui Costa 4. Talansky 5. Mollema »

  2. @Bianchi Denti »

  3. Why am I so happy all of a sudden? Oranje. Rosa. Jaune. The colours of the coming weekend! »

  4. Oh, and Nibali? Dropped. »

  5. Froome caught staring at his power meter. Contador kicking ass. World champ on the podium. Hot riders from the latest stage races with serious competition. Where’s Valverde? Almost a minute behind Roche. Sorry squeezed out (I may regret this). VSP PICKS:… »

Why are women’s races run concurrently with men’s races? I would get it if it was the women’s Tour de France, but I don’t get it when it is the women’s Giro in July. Since the Tour de Swiss there has been a lack of stage racing (in my TV watching schedule) and seemingly a perfect time to present a women’s stage r...

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

Winter’s frost is finally relinquishing its tight grasp of the Great White North, which means it’s time for the third annual Ontario Cogal. Starting with the finest espresso and finishing with fine local brews at the galaxy’s finest cycling café, Domestique Café Cyclo-Sportif in Dundas, Ontario, the ride will take on the local h...

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  1. Winter’s frost is finally relinquishing its tight grasp of the Great White North, which means it’s time for the third annual Ontario Cogal. Starting with the finest espresso and finishing with fine local brews at the galaxy’s finest cycling café, Domestique Café Cyclo-Sportif in Dundas, Ontario, the ride will take on the local hills, including Sydenham, Snake Road, and Rattlesnake Point.

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    Date - June 22, 2014
    9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

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    Café Domestique

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The Tour de Suisse can be everyone’s warm-up for the Tour de France, including all you VSP dreamers. The big show seems to be the Critérium de Dauphanié this year, as far as Tour de France contenders go but the Tour de Suisse still has some big guns showing up. Twiggo is here, not for a Tour warm up, unless people are worried about Richie P...

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  1. Assuming Martin and Dumoulin can’t handle the mountain stages this weekend, Mollema and Kreuziger are less than a minute behind the other front runners. Evans and Slagter are in there. And what about Acevedo? This is getting interesting!   »

Winter’s frost is finally relinquishing its tight grasp of the Great White North, which means it’s time for the third annual Ontario Cogal. Starting with the finest espresso and finishing with fine local brews at the galaxy’s finest cycling café, Domestique Café Cyclo-Sportif in Dundas, Ontario, the ride will take on the local h...

@freddy's posts:

  1. Winter’s frost is finally relinquishing its tight grasp of the Great White North, which means it’s time for the third annual Ontario Cogal. Starting with the finest espresso and finishing with fine local brews at the galaxy’s finest cycling café, Domestique Café Cyclo-Sportif in Dundas, Ontario, the ride will take on the local hills, including Sydenham, Snake Road, and Rattlesnake Point.

    Here is the route.

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    Date - June 22, 2014
    9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

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    Café Domestique

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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...

@freddy's posts:

  1. @Jamie Yes, I have gone 100km in pouring rain in rotation with bikes with no  fenders. I get wet. So do the other guys in the paceline. We get a little less wet when we hold a line slightly offset from the guy in front. »

  2. @frank I agree: mudguards belong in the bin. I picked up a couple “ass-savers” after seeing Lotto, Tjallingii and Terpstra using them at the rainy MSR this spring and have been using on my commuter bike during downpours. Worthy. »

The Tour de Suisse can be everyone’s warm-up for the Tour de France, including all you VSP dreamers. The big show seems to be the Critérium de Dauphanié this year, as far as Tour de France contenders go but the Tour de Suisse still has some big guns showing up. Twiggo is here, not for a Tour warm up, unless people are worried about Richie P...

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  1. Is it just me? This race isn’t grabbing me like the Dauphanié, Maybe I’ve been spoiled by some great racing so far this season. »

Before Tomac and Ned, before LeMond and Big Mig, there was Bob Hannah. For a young lad obsessed with motorcycles as well as bicycles, the ‘Hurricane’ was the epitome of style on a bike. His bright yellow Yamaha YZs and matching head-to-toe kit set the bar and inspired me to emulate not only his style on the bike, but off it too. If onl...

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  1. Yup. Schoolboy class in the 70′s. Honda SL 100 4 banger battling it out with the Suzukis and Yammies. Ended up banging myself up real good–twice! The last time on a Honda Elsinore. Remember those? Fast. Cracked it in half–along with my right fib and tib… »

The anual international Cogal will be held each year on the birthday of The Prophet, Eddy Merckx – June 17. Community members will have the choice to observe this in their own way; honor him by riding at the front all day, or head out alone to meet the Man with the Hammer with just a bit of food in the jersey and water in the bidon. Continue...

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  1. Merckxton

    The anual international Cogal will be held each year on the birthday of The Prophet, Eddy Merckx – June 17. Community members will have the choice to observe this in their own way; honor him by riding at the front all day, or head out alone to meet the Man with the Hammer with just a bit of food in the jersey and water in the bidon.

    We also encourage community members to organize Cogals on the day of, if possible, or on the nearest weekend day. However you choose to observe Festum Prophetae, make sure you do with with dignity and respect.

    Vive la Vie Velominatus.

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    Date - June 17, 2014
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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