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I have 5 bikes. A DH 8" travel, a 7"x6" All Mountain bike, a 5"x5" xc bike, a cyclocross and a road race bike. They all get used on the greatest backyard available, the North Shore mountains.

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  1. On 10/13/12, we return to the scene of the crime – the site of the very first Seattle Cogal in 2011. The Anniversary ride starts at V-past 9am, so plan ahead to be sure to get on the correct Mukilteo/Clinton ferry so as to arrive at the starting point in Langley with ample time for the obligatory pre-ride espressi. The route is planned to be the same as last year’s, and Merckx Willing, I will make it around the entire course now that my Jan sized ass has gotten a few more miles in 2011 that it did in 2012. We plan (as usual) a Casually Deliberate pace, but this really only serves to mean we will be regrouping for the people that don’t bring maps or that decide to drop @eightzero, their Garmin 705 armed buddy (I’m looking at you, @frank.) Pre-ride revelry on Friday will be discussed in the comments, as well as post ride amenities to be researched by @eightzero and Mrs/Dr Eightzero.

    We ride. VLVV.

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    Date/Time
    Date - October 13, 2012
    9:05 AM - 3:00 PM

    Location
    Island Coffee House and Books

    Cogal Details
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  2. On 10/13/12, we return to the scene of the crime – the site of the very first Seattle Cogal in 2011. The Anniversary ride starts at V-past 9am, so plan ahead to be sure to get on the correct Mukilteo/Clinton ferry so as to arrive at the starting point in Langley with ample time for the obligatory pre-ride espressi. The route is planned to be the same as last year’s, and Merckx Willing, I will make it around the entire course now that my Jan sized ass has gotten a few more miles in 2011 that it did in 2012. We plan (as usual) a Casually Deliberate pace, but this really only serves to mean we will be regrouping for the people that don’t bring maps or that decide to drop @eightzero, their Garmin 705 armed buddy (I’m looking at you, @frank.) Pre-ride revelry on Friday will be discussed in the comments, as well as post ride amenities to be researched by @eightzero and Mrs/Dr Eightzero.

    We ride. VLVV.

    Event Details

    Loading Map....

    Date/Time
    Date - October 13, 2012
    9:05 AM - 3:00 PM

    Location
    Island Coffee House and Books

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

  3. On 10/13/12, we return to the scene of the crime – the site of the very first Seattle Cogal in 2011. The Anniversary ride starts at V-past 9am, so plan ahead to be sure to get on the correct Mukilteo/Clinton ferry so as to arrive at the starting point in Langley with ample time for the obligatory pre-ride espressi. The route is planned to be the same as last year’s, and Merckx Willing, I will make it around the entire course now that my Jan sized ass has gotten a few more miles in 2011 that it did in 2012. We plan (as usual) a Casually Deliberate pace, but this really only serves to mean we will be regrouping for the people that don’t bring maps or that decide to drop @eightzero, their Garmin 705 armed buddy (I’m looking at you, @frank.) Pre-ride revelry on Friday will be discussed in the comments, as well as post ride amenities to be researched by @eightzero and Mrs/Dr Eightzero.

    We ride. VLVV.

    Event Details

    Loading Map....

    Date/Time
    Date - October 13, 2012
    9:05 AM - 3:00 PM

    Location
    Island Coffee House and Books

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

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  1. @LA Dave LMFAO »

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 I am consistently amazed at the use of Sram over Shimano. The lever travel of Sram to downshift is too far and I have a large hand. Especially on the front lever, I find I have to upshift with my whole shoulder rotating. Shimano has the ability to… »

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  1. @urbanwhitetrash I’m certainly looking to go from North Vancouver, BC. This sounds like a great event in a foreign country on new roads to me. With beer and food and like minded folks for a ride oot and aboot eh? By the way, I have never seen kmph before … »

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  1. I’m pretty proud of these rare beauties: Mavic’s GEL 280 36 hole with DT Revolution 17 guage spokes and alloy nipples on *cough* Shimano XT hubs. It was a bit perchance that mountain bike hubs were used, but the front alloy axel was somewhat intentional. … »

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  1. To all the riders, ‘Have a great ride.’ I wish I wasn’t working or I’d be making the short trip from North Vancouver. There is something about fall time riding that I just love. Leaves, the smells, the crisp air. Safe ride everyone. I hope to meet someday »

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  1. Try again for Frank? “On a different note. It has been a while since I’ve visited “the Velominati” and wonder specifically if Frank, you are still planning a group ride in Seattle for the Saturday and watch the Sunday Tour of Flanders race in April? It w… »

  2. Great involvement with worthy things. We all need something outside of ourselves to give perspective on life and the world. In Senegal, I saw this young boy riding a very adult sized bike. His leg went though the triangle. The bicycle presence was minimal… »

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  1. @frank I’m in for a Seattle trip, especially since our dollar is worth more. Just saying. @Steampunk Steamy, you know we are great. How Canadian of you to say right off, “Thanks,” so as to maintain stereotypes of our politeness. Always the peace keepers. »

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  1. There are certain pictures that elicit respect. Both Brett’s and Frank’s pics are glorious examples of who we are trying to achieve. I’d say what we are trying to achieve, but it is the soul of the V, the essence of a hardman that makes it who we are tryi… »

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  1. @Marko Thanks buddy. Can you shut the rain off? It feels like a natural disaster. I did a 5 hr mountain bike ride in the snow and sun the other day though! I read once that the derny drivers actually played into tactics. The driver by angling his body wou… »

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  1. Re:(the Dutch also invented stinginess)…and the Scots invented cheapness. I got my bother’s hand me down bikes. I remember my brother getting a new red ‘big boy’s bike’ for a Christmas. He was so f”ing happy. That was the moment when I got his old 20″ w… »

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. I’m surprised. I must say, given the creation of a spot specifically for bike porn, where our bikes are to be the stars, there aren’t a lot of bikes posted. Simplicity rules in a few nude Ti beauties bared for our eyes. Surely there are some exotics out t… »

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  1. Andy Hampsten quote: “For a mountain stage I would do 23, 21, 19, 17 etc. or 25, 23, 21, 19, 17. If there was something nuts in Italy like the Tre Cime Lavaredo or the Mortirolo then I would go to a 28. I never used even-numbered climbing cogs other than … »

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 I notice that you and your Vhottie ride the same bikes. Ahhh cute. Do you also wear the same track suits? Seriously? »

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  1. It is bread in superstition the idea that climbing cogs must be odd numbered. It was only the realm of mountain bikes that had even numbered, until Sram came out with the 26 tooth big cog. Shimano always had 23, 25, 27 big for road. I still feel at ease w… »

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  1. @Marko I see you’re spinning your wheels. The bike dropped you? What you couldn’t keep up? haha »

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  1. I have had this Suntour shift lever as a WTF kinda funny for the past umpteen years. This is another key ring. My buddy back Christmas 2000 gave me this saying, “The only Ti bike you’ll ever own bitch. So you can try and be cool like me.” Thanks Brian»

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  1. Here here Steampunk. Frank, that is a great idea. I’ll drink to that. And I am. “Slipstream is a precision…smooth as a pedal stroke…balanced as a sweet curve in the road….Duck into the slipstream and enjoy the ride.” MicroBeer. Another great reason … »

  2. @Steampunk Thanks for the great video! It makes me proud to be. »

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  1. @frank “chicks used to dig me”… in response to the use of the word “chicks,” Velomihottie the blond is not. I think I see adam’s apple. Dear Merckx, Frank was checking out a dude. Wait, or in his defence, he was simply protraying Simoni. Na, you were ch… »

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  1. @frank Interesting, I open with black coffee, as I drink it and alway have, as being the way to go and supplement an inclusive, if so desired with sugar as being a good energy drink. Two peeps leap on the sugar train and forget that I emphasized black in … »

  2. @brianc My beliefs are, a black coffee in the bidon mid ride is indeed within keeping to the cyclist aesthetique. A Hardman is noted as such by others and must regard him/ herself to be that, but will employ the means to enjoy the rides that qualify as Ha… »