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Velominatus: mhoffinator

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: NYC

Social: Website

NYC-based cyclist, drummer, snowboarder, husband, father, professional cat herder and programmer. My Uncle Burt told me at a passover seder long ago, "Michael, never let the bastards drag you down." I've lived by the maxim ever since. Big fan of Bianchi and old school steel frames.

@mhoffinator's activity:

There are two ways in life to be good at something. The first way is the most obvious, which is to actually be good at something. This is harder than it sounds because you need things like skills, talent, fortitude, and light sabers. The other way doesn’t require those things but it has its own challenges; basically, you have to be holistical...

@mhoffinator's posts:

  1. @frank — LOVE the UHF reference/clip. »

This note arrived to the Velominati Bunker back in April. It was a confession. It was a cautionary one. Everyone knows someone who has done this. I nearly did it myself*. I replied to Alex, not sympathetically enough yet his message has stayed with me. Is this worthy of a New Rule? Yours in Cycling, Gianni Continue reading...

@mhoffinator's posts:

  1. Ooof! Sorry for your loss. This is why I have a Thule rear rack on my ten-year-old piece of shit CR-V because I would NEVER trust myself to keep clearance in mind with a roof rack. »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

@mhoffinator's posts:

  1. @scaler911 Beauty, that Cross Concept. »

A Velominatus gives the impression of having been born on the bike; the connection between rider and machine is so deeply entrenched that one can hardly draw the line where one ends and the other begins. There is an air of relaxed precision that is part innate and part learned through countless hours devoted to the craft of riding a bicycle batshit...

@mhoffinator's posts:

  1. Passing carbon whilst riding steel, especially up a big hill, always brings a hint of a smile to my face, but merely a hint. One should never gloat — just crush some dreams momentarily and move ahead. »