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Velominatus: getsetchris

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Singapore

Ride as far into the dark realms of pain as you dare, that is where greatness is found.

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As referenced in the 2012 V-Moment of the year article and ensuing discussion, it was a most Vawesome year for cycling. It’s been hypothesized here and on cycling sites with more integrity that the fantastic racing of 2012 may be, at least in part, attributed to a cleaner peloton. Unless you watched the Tour de France you’d think the da...

@getsetchris's posts:

  1. @Deakus Lastest I’ve heard is, “LA is to go on Piers Morgan to deny that he was on Oprah.” »

There is something supremely Fantastic about a precisely manicured set of sunglasses, particularly when they’re not being used for their intended purpose. Certainly, there are times when circumstance offer no alternative but to actually look through them, but for the most part, it’s a bit pedestrian to use sunglasses for seeing through...

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  1. @the Engine I was the local distributor for UVEX sunglasses and helmets in Singapore so I had a nice supply of nose bridges and helmet padding. I must admit they are fragile which is probably why I hardly change lenses but there is a way to remove the br… »

  2. @frank I love your description of the V-Meter. I’m pretty new to racing so I have yet to experience the full spectrum of suffering one endures but recently during stage 2 of The Tour de Bintan I was literally riding out of my mind. With only 5km to go an… »

As referenced in the 2012 V-Moment of the year article and ensuing discussion, it was a most Vawesome year for cycling. It’s been hypothesized here and on cycling sites with more integrity that the fantastic racing of 2012 may be, at least in part, attributed to a cleaner peloton. Unless you watched the Tour de France you’d think the da...

@getsetchris's posts:

  1. Last seen he was riding a blacked out specialized and running in a pair if Asics. »

Cycling is a mighty sport with a rich and complex history. Every company, racer, piece of kit, and component has a legend, a story behind it; in many cases it also has a personal and nostalgic connection to our lives.  While this particular sport is steeped in tradition, it is also fiercely modern, a fact that serves only to deepen its complexity...

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  1. @Deakus Thanks dude! Amazing what iphone cameras can do nowadays. We had started out doing hill repeats in prep for the Tour De Bintan but after a week of hard riding we just didn’t have it in our legs. It was an Anti V moment but we said fuck it and deci… »

  2. Just a little intro. Fairly new to the sport with about 6 years of riding under the belt (if you rule out Triathlons it has really been 4 years of proper riding) I’ve been following this site for the past year or so. Reading the articles and re-reading Th… »

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...

@getsetchris's posts:

  1. Posting for the first time here is almost like asking out this hot chick you’ve been admiring from a distance for quite some time. When you finally work up the courage and sidle across to her acting cool & casually deliberate but the first words that … »

  2. @Marcus LOL. Thanks for thou advice. Realized my comment may have come across as being too serious. Always wondered what level of pain one can endure from injuries before pulling out of a race. I mean there is already so much hurt guess a broken collarbon… »

  3. @G’rilla Holy Merckx! Gives a deeper, profound insight into what it means to live, breathe The V. I know what I must do now. »

  4. What is the rule of thumb for coming back after a crash? Just fractured a rib about 12 days ago. Doc says I should give it six weeks but I’m feeling I could be back on the saddle the coming Sat ride. I guess no pain is a good indicator? »

  • Wilkins is right about his role in his bike/car incidents. There’s 2 sides to the equation, always. As cyclists,...

  • One word, old mate … abridge!

    Fuck me that’s a long article. I really should read one someday around here.

  • @DeKerr

    Indeed, great story. What year was it published? I could not find the date. Mentions Pharmstrong’s...

  • @Ron

    YES! Ron, we have a date with DESTINY!!! Or a ride, not sure which? Either way, some of us are going to do...

  • @kixsand best of luck. Have fun and ask lots of questions!

  • Holy fuck! Anyone have any hot deals on GoPros and helmet mounts?

    Or maybe small firearms and bibshort holsters?

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