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Velominatus: moondance

Order: Level 2 Velominatus

Location: USA - Indiana

middle aged riding noob American, but a mutt, ie: French (Canadian) - likes red wine Belgian - likes beer Irish - likes whiskey German - likes beer

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It has been many years (25!) since professional female cyclists have raced on the cobbles of the Champs Elysées. While running the Giro Donne concurrently with the Tour de France makes no sense to me, this Sunday’s women’s race does make sense. It should be the model for a Women’s Tour de France: the route, infrastructure, roadsi...

@moondance's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos, Marianne 2. Pawlowska, Katarzyna 3. Borgata, Giada 4. Van Dijk, Ellen 5. Amialiusik, Alena »

It began when they come took me from my home And put me in Dead Row, Of which I am nearly wholly innocent, you know. And I’ll say it again I.. am.. not.. afraid.. to.. die.Cold, still, heavy, damp air encourages one to remain ensconsed, the familiar nagging doubt weedling away in the back, make that the front, of my mind, and I concede; I...

@moondance's posts:

  1. Christ. I don’t even know that song. But what you’ve done there, Brett, is some piece of writing. Chapeau.  I’m slinking off to bed now, awed and humbled. »

@moondance's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS (2nd Rest Day Swaps): 1. Nibali, Vincenzo 2. Valverde, Alejandro 3. van Garderen,Tejay 4. Mollema, Bauke 5. Bardet, Romain »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Contador, Alberto 2. Talansky, Andrew 3. Van Der Broeck, Jurgen 4. Mollema, Bauke 5. Bardet, Romain »

@moondance's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Johansson, Emma 2. Abbott, Mara 3. Vos, Marianne 4. Stevens, Evelyn 5. Ferrand-Prevot, Pauline »

@moondance's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Wiggins, Bradley 2. Pinot, Thibaut 3. Mollema, Bauke 4. Kreuziger, Roman 5. Izaguirre, Jon »

@moondance's posts:

  1. Here I go thinking anyways… VSP PICKS: 1. Martin, Dan 2. Kwiatkowski, Michal 3. Valverde, Alejandro 4. Gilbert, Philippe 5. Slagter, Tom Jelte »

  2. Because I’m too tired to put any thought into it… VSP PICKS: 1. Martin, Dan 2. Rodriguez, Joaquim 3. Costa, Rui 4. Kwiatkowski, Michal 5. Gilbert, Philippe »

@moondance's posts:

  1. A great write up on Abandy and his high aspirations for La Fleche Wallonne and beyond.http://pvcycling.wordpress.com/ VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert, Phillippe 2. Moreno, Daniel 3. Costa, Rui 4. Kwiatkowski, Michal 5. Mollema, Bauke »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert, Phillippe 2. Moreno, Daniel 3. Costa, Rui 4. Kwiatkowski, Michal 5. Mollema, Bauke »

@moondance's posts:

  1. @Steampunk They were getting a little, um, “argy bargey” there in the sprint. »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos, Marianne 2. Longo Borghini, Elisa 3. Stevens, Evelyn 4. Van Der Breggen, Anna 5. Moolman, Ashleigh »

@moondance's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Kwiatkowski, Michal 2. Valverde, Alejandro 3. Costa, Rui 4. Leuekemans, Bjorn 5. Kreuziger, Roman »

@moondance's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Boonen, Tommeke 2. Phinney, Taylor 3. Vanmarcke, Sep 4. Van Avermaet, Greg 5. Stybar, Zdenek »

@moondance's posts:

  1. It only remains to be seen just how much I will regret not picking Spartacus to win. And leaving him out completely…. VSP PICKS: 1. Boonen, Tom 2. Van Avermaet, Greg 3. Sagan, Peter 4. Stybar, Zdenik 5. Roelandts, Jurgen »

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  1. Traveling this week, I logged in and was happy to see the VSP open for the Ronde. Made my picks, was thrilled to be first picks made, rather than Delgado-ing. Come to find out Vos isn’t starting. sigh. So, shuffle and redo. VSP PICKS: 1. Van Dijk, Elle… »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos, Marianne 2. Stevens, Evelyn 3. Johansson, Emma 4. Van Dijk, Ellen 5. De Vries, Marijn »

The Kemmelberg is a brute. In my opinion, its the hardest of the cobbled climbs in the Spring Classics; it has a high speed tarmac approach that saps the guns of their snap. The transition from tarmac to cobbles is awful, the stones are very badly laid throughout and if you don’t hit it just right, you’ll come to a standstill. The cobbl...

@moondance's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Kristoff, Alexander 2. Sagan, Peter 3. Farrar, Tyler 4. Boonen, Tom 5. Degenkolb, John »

@moondance's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Van Dijk, Ellen 2. Johansson, Emma 3. Longo Borghini, Elisa 4. Ratto, Rossella 5. Worrack, Trixi »

@moondance's posts:

  1. @frank Fixed it for you. I promise to take the single speed out more often and work on it…. »

  2. Myself, I’m just a little old retiree who has only returned to riding a couple of years ago.  My entry bike had a compact triple. Now I’ve got quite the mash up, a 20 year old titanium frame of unknown origin with a Osymetric  52 and Qring 36, with Campy … »

Het Volk (it will always be Het Volk to me) and now the Strade Bianche may well mark the sentimental beginning to the season, but those are specialized, pre-season races that appeal mostly to riders who are preparing for bigger objectives later in the year, such as the Cobbled or Ardennes Classics. Same goes for Tirreno Adriatico and Paris-Nice; t...

@moondance's posts:

  1. @Minnesota Expat Which of the stupid “Watch Now” buttons did you select that are not merely adverts for movie sites? »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Cavendish, Mark 2. Sagan, Peter 3. Degenkolb, John 4. Phinney, Taylor 5. Modolo, Sacha »

@moondance's posts:

  1. Last New Year’s Eve. A good ending to a good year. Rule #9 rides rule. »

@moondance's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Longo, Jeannie 2. Zabelinskaia, Olga 3. Neben, Amber 4. O’Donnell, Bridie 5. Strappazzon, Marine »