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Velominatus: gladoe

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Houston, TX

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Oil & Gas professional who loves to ride. Typically log 7-8k per year. Organize group trips each year(Pyrenees, Ardennes, Alps, Dolomites)

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I’m compliant with Rule #74: no Garmin, no cyclometer, just an uncluttered cockpit. I’m not anti-data, if I could generate some awesome data I’d like to know about it. If I was racing I would train with data. I just got bored with looking at the numbers and not doing anything about them. When my Cateye cyclometer/heart rate monit...

@gladoe's posts:

  1. @poppapro Agree. You doing P-B-P 2015?  Feeling still coming back in fingers, toes, and…..  from 2011! »

Seriously. Is it almost September? This was not the agreement, this was supposed to be an endless summer. And all you A-Holes down there in the Antipodes are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, enjoying longer days and shorter nights. I don’t need to tell you where you can take that, but it’s dark and it smells. I have no patien...

@gladoe's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Nibbles 2. Uran 3. Purito 4. Horner 5. Valverde »

Each of us throw a leg over our top tubes and submit ourselves to the open road in recognition of the risks involved. These risks include those of a puncture, crash, damaged equipment, disability, and – ultimately – death. We try to be vigilant, we ride assertively yet defensively, and we hope for the best. We take every reasonable precaution t...

@gladoe's posts:

  1. Absolutely effing awful!  Never met Jon….not sure of the circumstances but this stretch of road can be treacherous (traffic, condition, visibility).  A couple of years back my group came upon a guy who had caught his wheel on a crack between lanes and h… »

The early eighties saw the tide change in the European Peloton. Components were taking on a new, curvy shape as they left their boxy forms behind. The glint of toe clips in the sun would become a rarer sight as the move towards clipless pedals would take hold in 1985. English speakers were winning the big races classically won by continental Pros.T...

@gladoe's posts:

  1. Shame there’s no room for Talansky, Porte, Hesjdahl, Cuddles, Roland, Dan Martin, Van den Broek or Schlecky (Ok, maybe not baby Schleck) on this list…. Think 3rd through the early teens is a crap-shoot! VSP PICKS: 1. Clenador 2. Froome-dog 3. TVG 4. P… »

The mighty VSP generator has been switched on once again. The mil-spec hydraulic fluid has been changed since the Giro. A new power take-off belt has also been installed. And the punch card reader has been refurbished.Broome and Berti are already riding the Critérium du Dauphiné. The top contenders prefer the Dauphiné for the decent recovery all...

@gladoe's posts:

  1. Deakus – Agree, a crapshoot on how TJ feels and subsequently rides (to form or to win)….  Think Ryder will be looking to support Dan Martin. Greg VSP PICKS: 1. TJ van (Sound)Garderen 2. Danny(boy) Martin 3. Albasini 4. Roman (Holiday) 5. (Oh Canada) … »

Twiggo is dreaming of a Giro-Tour double. He has sent out mixed messages about his Tour ambitions. Will he use the Giro as the ultimate Tour preparation or will be burn all his matches in May and hope he can find another pack for July? He has abandoned his successful 2012 Tour run-up strategy of winning every stage race he entered the previous spri...

@gladoe's posts:

  1. All, Longtime lurker….breaking my cherry by posting in the Giro VSP.  I figure Nibbles and Scarponi will pull an Italian Job on Wiggo. Based in Houston these days….but Seattle-area born and bred (Edmonds) so enjoy reading Frank and other Seattle-ite… »