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Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Georgetown, TX

The flame still burns.

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I would have to start training to even do a recovery ride. And I would have to own a cyclometer, HRM, and the unavoidable watt meter. And all that would tell me what I already don’t want to know. Ignorance is bliss until some teenager on a mountain bike gets by you and at that point you better not have a watt meter on your bike. Still, we hav...

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  1. I do recovery rides as well. Sometimes I ride with my VMH and let her set the pace, sometimes I spin on the 4.5″ Kreitlers for active recovery. Every now and then, I set off with hard work on my mind, then once out on the road I find that I just don’t h… »

Ok all you roadies, listen up. You’re not gonna like what I’m about to tell you, but it’s the truth. And sometimes, the truth hurts. You ready?Road cycling owes a lot to mountain biking. Continue reading...

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  1. I enjoy mountain biking as well, but removable face plates on stems, wider profile rims, lightweight saddles, tapered head tubes, integrated headsets, external cup/press-fit bottom brackets, oversize bar diameters, and even shock absorbers had all been us… »

In honor of de Ronde van Vlaanderen, we will be hosting a Cogal in the urban Seattle area. Route to be determined, but plan on a moderately hilly opening 80km around Lake Washington and Mercer Island before hitting the historic cobbles on Captial Hill and Queen Anne near downtown Seattle. Total length of the ride is about 115km; but the last 30 are...

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  1. In honor of de Ronde van Vlaanderen, we will be hosting a Cogal in the urban Seattle area. Route to be determined, but plan on a moderately hilly opening 80km around Lake Washington and Mercer Island before hitting the historic cobbles on Captial Hill and Queen Anne near downtown Seattle. Total length of the ride is about 115km; but the last 30 are what really count.

    We’ll be leaving from Brouwer’s Café in Fremont at 10:05. No support vehicle is expected, but we’ll have lots of opportunity to refuel along the way. I will pre-ride the route a few days in advance and post GPX files and a queue sheet. The ride is intended to be no-drop, but due to the amount of climbing, we may break into separate groups before meeting back at Brouwer’s for post-ride recovery ales.

    Join us one and all to get a very minor taste what its like to ride de Ronde!

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    Date/Time
    Date - April 06, 2014
    10:05 AM - 6:00 PM

    Location
    Brouwers

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My favorite feeling is perhaps the empty hollowness of hunger. That statement, in itself, is a declaration of the privileged life I’ve led; it is borderline obscene to boast of such a thing in a world where 842 million people don’t have enough to eat. Nevertheless, being lucky enough to have been raised in America and just competent eno...

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  1. @frank Kelly was a badass, and racing was so much better before team race radios. »

Despite their obvious utility, I’m not a big fan of Fixies.  I understand they have minimal maintenance – which make them great for commuting – and the fixed gear forces excellent pedaling technique.  But the wide-spread adoption of these bikes has less to do with those two considerations than they do with fad.  But fads aren&#...

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  1. Fixed gear bikes have their place. On the banked track. »

Rule 31 was conceived out of necessity, aesthetics and plain good taste.  Seeing an oversized saddle bag hanging limply by velcro under a Flite, Arione or Regal just isn’t right.  Frame pumps, while they undoubtedly do the finest job of inflating a tube, add nothing but bulk and clutter to the lines of a frame (and aren’t compatible...

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  1. I’ve just ordered the medium black caddy sack. Hopefully, it works out well, and won’t be too much of a brick in my pocket. Would be nice to free my steed of the seat pack. »

Change creeps in slowly, it has a way of taking the seemingly immutable and eroding it over time. It’s inevitable; if the great canyons were carved from the solid rock of Mount Velomis by such a soft thing as water, then it should come as no surprise that the Velominati V-Kit would also change with time. As David St. Hubbins says, “Th...

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  1. Thanks Frank. That’s a tight measuring tape at 40″. I do have a Size L Hincapie jersey that fits, and their chart says 42. I’m not really heavy, but I don’t have washboard abs yet either. lol I’ll go Large. Thanks for the good data. »

  2. Getting different numbers when measuring my other jerseys, and none of them match up to the sizes on Kallisto’s chart. Any guys out there with 101.6cm (40″) chest and who are about 178cm (5’10″) tall have the new kit? If so, what size jersey are you? »