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  1. The Roubaix thing is just Spesh’s most recent douchebaggery. They tried to bury Volagi a few years ago as well. Because the curved top tube and black and red are trademarked. Or something. »

Who is Charlie Wegelius? His name would float to the surface in races usually when the road went up. The Phil and Paul show never seemed to go further than, ‘and there goes Charlie Wegelius’. In the pre-Sky days, there were not that many English racers in the Giro yet he seemed shunned by the press. He was just there. He was English yet...

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  1. Sharknado made an AMAZING drinking game with the VMH. Simply AMAZING. »

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...

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  1. I’m still unsure what Strava has to do with not wearing team kit. But the twatwaffle part is absolutely showing. »

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  1. Simple Green is indeed, awesome. But the plain green stuff can cause hydrogen embrittlement in metal parts. They make a specialized formula for the aerospace industry that doesn’t do that. Simple Green 13406 Extreme Aircraft and Precision Cleaner is what… »

There is nothing going on right now, oh right, except the Tour of Poland. Can we talk?I don’t think it’s just Frank and myself who are obsessed with the Hour Record. It is Hard Man cycling distilled into its purest form, the ultimate race of truth. During the first week of Tour de France madness Fabian Cancellara made it official he wa...

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  1. @wiscot @wiscot Pfft. Dry hump with one and lick the other. That’s the beauty of having two. »

Cycling has been suffering a crisis every since the use of a helmet became compulsory. This crisis is rooted in the simple fact that cycling peaked aesthetically with the cycling cap perched casually deliberate atop a sweaty cranium. It was only after mandatory helmet dictum spread its tentacles into all UCI-sanctioned races in 2003 that helmet man...

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  1. @Marcus You dirty bugger. »

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  1. I’m a bit torn. I would like to get a nice Bro-Set for my N which is currently festooned with those very Tiagra shifters, but I also want to get an N+1 to go MtBing with the VMH. The question then… which do I do *first*? »

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  1. What team does Cuddles ride for? I can’t quite tell under all the sponsor mess. ;) »

How can we not talk about the Tour? After Sunday’s stage it’s hard not to be a little excited. Until yesterday the most thrilling thing I had seen was Mark Cavendish’s mad man chase back to the peloton after a late-in-the-race crash. He needed to get back quickly as the race was hurtling toward a sprint finish he was supposed to w...

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  1. @Ivor Campbell I heard similar sentiment from the guy at my LBS. He said they were cool looking, good for aero, but a cast iron bitch to keep maintained. »

  2. Apologies. The angle had me thinking you were committing heresy. I was wrong to doubt. »

  3. @Gianni I know they’re OK on MtBs in certain circumstances, but that’s @frank’s CX bike yes? How does that rule apply to a CX? »

  4. @frank Is that an EPMS there? Or are my eyes deceiving me? »

  5. That Dogma looks like its melting… And why are those Treks painted in Celeste? »

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  1. I will admit that I have employed the tuck on rides with my Pedalwan more as a demonstration of the advantages of a more aero position than anything. Granted, he’s on my old MtB, and I’m on the road bike, but still, he needs to know right? I think the fir… »

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  1. Mine shall be arriving today if all has gone well. Assuming the Royal post is as or more efficient than our Federal Mail System. One would think they would be, serving at the pleasure of the Queen and all. »

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  1. I’ll say 37.9895 km. »

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  1. http://youtu.be/M38N0l0rMF0 I didn’t see this posted here, so I thought I’d share. The commentary made me giggle a bit. »

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  1. To the nth = to the utmost or extreme degree :) »

If I spent half a summer riding with one hand on the tops and one on the hoods, I spent the other half riding with each hand deliberately gripping the hoods differently. As any young Cyclist growing up in the United States in the late 80s, I had a major thing for Greg LeMond.I imagined Greg to be the perfect Cyclist, as youth often does of their...

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  1. @frank Why does Sastre have a binky in those pics? »

My first article on Velominati was to introduce one of my favorite cyclists, Eros Poli. I refered to him as a domestique on the Mercatone-Uno team. This faux pas was properly pointed out much later by @KaffeineKeiser, a commenter who suddenly surfaced and unfortunately submerged just as quickly, like Das Boot in the Straits of Gibraltar.*I do tak...

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  1. Where he spent 12 hours hauling the coal cars up and down the mine via a chain gripped in his teeth. »

I don’t have to tell anyone around here that @Cyclops is weird guy; most of you have already figured that out, and if you haven’t figured it out, you will soon enough. But weird doesn’t have any negative meaning, if you ask me. In fact, I’d say we’re all weird which makes normal more suspect. Several years ago, long be...

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  1. This is where we say Bel Mezzo yes? That’s a heck of a nice ride you made. How does it ride? »

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  1. @Tartan1749 They should have used a wooden bike. Maybe something in Bamboo to accent the wooden car. »

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  1. Like “Ah hell, I just stepped in some Armstrong. That’ll take forever to get out of my cleats.”? »

  2. Apologies, I had missed it whilst perusing. I was pretty close though :) I must have absorbed some wisdom over time. »

  3. Submitted for your approval after inspiration struck me during intervals on the trainer this evening. Our father which art in Belgium,  Eddy be thy name.  thy pave come thy V be done on road as it is on trainers.  Give us this day, our daily V and forgiv… »