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Velominatus: niksch

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Retired US Army guy enjoying the roads and trails of Colorado. Generally, I am two weeks from Nearly Peaking and am always Too Fat to Climb.

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  1. @Cyclops I’ve been meaning to buy one for a few months now, just never got around to it.  I just visited Dan’s online store, and I’ll be damned that they’re sold out. »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Van Dijk, E 2. Bronzini, G 3. Van Vleuten, A 4. Longo Borghini, E 5. Stevens, E »

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...

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  1. Truly sad news.  Fair winds Brother. »

The Ride. It is the cathedral of our sport, where we worship at the altar of the Man with the Hammer. It is the end to our means. Indeed, The Bike may be the central tool to our sport, but to turn the pedals is to experience the sensation of freedom, of flight. It is all for The Ride.The world is overflowing with small, twisty roads that capture ou...

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  1. @brett  niksch [at] mail [dot] com »

  2. @brett Yes, I’ll be around.  Moving households in Co Springs, so it’ll depend on the day. »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Kreuziger 2. van Garderen 3. Hesjedal 4. Moser 5. Anton »

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  1. Back from a long lay-off…I’ll pick 41.555 Km.  Good Luck Frank. »

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  1. @wiscot I’m with you, brother.  I spent the holiday in West Bend.  Never got above -3 or -4C, and there was 31cm of snow.  Glad to be back in Colorado. »

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...

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  1. @PeakInTwoYears Yeah, I hear you brother.  I went fucking snowshoeing (and will again on Saturday) to placate the VMH, but we are finally supposed to have above 0C Wx in Colorado on Sunday, so I am pumped and will be ready to go in my new Witte V-Kit. »

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  1. @Tobin Having ridden that route of the USAPCC, I concur.  Maybe it’s not P-R, but that was a hell of an achievement.  Just getting back on line and catching up on articles and comments.  Spent my holiday in @wiscot ‘s town of West Bend, WI and it never g… »

The Ride. It is the cathedral of our sport, where we worship at the altar of the Man with the Hammer. It is the end to our means. Indeed, The Bike may be the central tool to our sport, but to turn the pedals is to experience the sensation of freedom, of flight. It is all for The Ride.The world is overflowing with small, twisty roads that capture ou...

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  1. The VMH and I were out on a gravel ride in a nearby canyon yesterday afternoon.  On the descent at 42Kph, we almost ran into these guys who were just around a blind curve. We eventually got it all sorted. »

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. @Paddy Clearly you are a proponent of the new Colorado Amendment 64 to legalize all MJ in “some small quantities”.  You have obviously smoked your share, and then some. »

Our products represent the spirit of Velominati; every product we offer is made with the utmost attention to detail – no compromises were made in their selection or design. Whenever possible, our products are made my small, locally-owned businesses who share our passion for quality and we make every effort to ensure they are made in an enviro...

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  1. @Buck Rogers I doubt it’s legit. I’ve purchased way over $10K in vintage and antique fountain pens & paraphenalia and a couple bikes, and have never recieved this message…unless something has changed in the past 6 months. »

  2. @gordonbombay Good on you brother.  Good to see another Colorado rider on this site.  Maybe we should ride Pike’s Peak next year when they open the road to cyclists all the time, not just one day or one month. »

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...

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  1. @Marcus Funny, but I like the ‘Roo in the car park better. Still not biting.  »

The Ride. It is the cathedral of our sport, where we worship at the altar of the Man with the Hammer. It is the end to our means. Indeed, The Bike may be the central tool to our sport, but to turn the pedals is to experience the sensation of freedom, of flight. It is all for The Ride.The world is overflowing with small, twisty roads that capture ou...

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  1. @ChrisO I how I envy you.  Tragic in hubris only.  This will be a great event for the year for you and your team.  You’ve talked modestly, but now it’s time to kick it in the ass!  What’s the name of your team? You & the rest of the team must have a … »

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  1. @Mikael Liddy \ I don’t follow European Football closely enough, but I do understand your position. @ Daccordi Rider Well, at one person agrees with me tonight.  Maybe I can claw my way out of the doghouse after Saturday. »

The Ride. It is the cathedral of our sport, where we worship at the altar of the Man with the Hammer. It is the end to our means. Indeed, The Bike may be the central tool to our sport, but to turn the pedals is to experience the sensation of freedom, of flight. It is all for The Ride.The world is overflowing with small, twisty roads that capture ou...

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  1. @ChrisO Good luck and drive on!! Now, this is clearly off topic, but related to your skunk posting from earlier. You are correct, and this is jackassery on one level. The shooter is clearly at fault and should be held accountable. Sober or drunk, he al… »

  2. @ChrisO Clearly a tragedy, and there is no excuse for this at all in my opinoin.. My home training, first and foremost, and my military training second, would lead me to be sure of my target.  But GD, this is tragic, and there is no excuse. »

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  1. @Daccordi Rider RE: Indurain is Old Corps.  It’s the old Corps talking brother. Valverede?  Hmmm.  Not sure.  Is he that old? Good point though.  Spanish riders coming out for Armstong?  Smells bad. »

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...

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  1. @Marcus I got ya.  I have no more bites in me.  I got today four pair of Meredith Miller “pink is fast” socks.  I will be  wearing them in the remaining season of the local cross circuit.. Dogs a’plenty, but on a leash. »

  2. @mouse & @oli Yeah I guess.  She has a short memory, but has a soft heart.  As a good neighbor, I probably should have packed back the floor pump, but he was such an asshole, I just could’t do it.  Karma will get me in the end I’m sure.   »

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  1. It seems we are back to referencing war with the Gallipoli and 1913-1916 time references. It’s all good bike-race wise.  As a Soldier, I can say that those were some dark days indeed. We yanks weren’t directly involved, but god damned those were some bloo… »

The Ride. It is the cathedral of our sport, where we worship at the altar of the Man with the Hammer. It is the end to our means. Indeed, The Bike may be the central tool to our sport, but to turn the pedals is to experience the sensation of freedom, of flight. It is all for The Ride.The world is overflowing with small, twisty roads that capture ou...

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  1. @Marcus Yes,  car park is the term I was looking for.  Anyway, clearly we don’t have random kangaroos infiltrating our airports and car parks.  Gunmen in salons seem to be the current thing, unfortuntately.  I would welcome a ‘Roo or an antelope in the ne… »

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...

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  1. @frank   Well even if marcus and minion aren’t reallly trying to help, you are wearing one of the three authorized colors for October ‘Cross. You in black. Me in white last weekend that are now grey, and PINK http://mmcyclist.com/pink/.  Do it folks.  G… »