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Velominatus: iansansom

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Kent, England

Bikes have always been in my blood, if not always in my mind. My Grandad cycle toured Europe in the '30's, my Dad did the same and raced in the '50's. I rode BMX as a kid, then MTB in my 20's. A 20 year snowboarding obsession meant I didn't ride a bike for almost that long, but after riding track bikes, a spell as a courier in London and finally escaping the city to the Kent coutnryside, I bought a road bike in August 2012 and have been consumed by cycling ever since.

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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...

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  1. Please let it be that Froome is clean… »

This week’s Guest Article comes from our friend, @blacktoolpower (l) and our editor Drummond Moir (r). In anticipation of our book’s imminent release, these two donned their lab coats and headed out to the streets of London to assess the state of Rule Compliance in the city’s commuter crowd. Always remember: leave this kind of ins...

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  1. First time posterhere… Just got a shipping notice from Amazon to say my book is winging it’s way to me as I type. S T O K E D »