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A guy from Sydney who rides all kind of bikes.

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Heads up Velominati of Australia. We got a Cogal. Rick Harman is the organizer so send your questions to him directly <Richard_Harman@barker.nsw.edu.au> or through the comments section. cheers, Gianni Continue reading...

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  1. Heads up Velominati of Australia. We got a Cogal. Rick Harman is the organizer so send your questions to him directly <Richard_Harman@barker.nsw.edu.au> or through the comments section. cheers, Gianni

    When Great Britain decided to colonize Australia it sent 11 ships with 277 free persons and 753 convict men and women on board. The convicts immediately became Australians.  Their brave masters endured cups of sugarless tea as they built a nation. It was a ghastly business; whipping the prisoners into submission, feeding them every second day, all the time enduring the hideous noise of leg irons clanging and the death rattle.

    Quite by accident, they created a master race of hardmen. Hardmen who learned how to toil through exhaustion, withstand pain and brutality and ignore hunger, thirst and hardship. Hardmen of questionable breeding and average intelligence, with giant chips on their shoulders, a general hatred of authority and a passionate desire to prove their worth to the rest of the world.  And the rest of the world didn’t really didn’t give a shit.

    The Sydney Cogal borrows from this idea – tough, exhausting and struggling for relevance. A long section of the route follows an old road north of Sydney, forged by convicts, called Old Northern Road – evidently named by the same guy who named the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Great Sandy Desert. Genius. To round up the offering, an imperial century, scenic river flats, a few solid climbs and a whole day to debate whether Cuddles would have survived one day on the chain gang…

    Date: Sunday, June 3, 2012
    Start:  Brewhaha, 286A Pacific Hwy, Hornsby NSW 2077
    Espresso: 8am onwards
    Depart: Hey! Be tranquillo – the ride will start soon enough!
    Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/53045738
    Classification: Casually Deliberate
    Post Ride Recovery Beverages: The Bluegum, 55 Pacific Hwy, Waitara NSW 2077

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    Date/Time
    Date - June 03, 2012
    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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    Brewhaha

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  2. Heads up Velominati of Australia. We got a Cogal. Rick Harman is the organizer so send your questions to him directly <Richard_Harman@barker.nsw.edu.au> or through the comments section. cheers, Gianni

    When Great Britain decided to colonize Australia it sent 11 ships with 277 free persons and 753 convict men and women on board. The convicts immediately became Australians.  Their brave masters endured cups of sugarless tea as they built a nation. It was a ghastly business; whipping the prisoners into submission, feeding them every second day, all the time enduring the hideous noise of leg irons clanging and the death rattle.

    Quite by accident, they created a master race of hardmen. Hardmen who learned how to toil through exhaustion, withstand pain and brutality and ignore hunger, thirst and hardship. Hardmen of questionable breeding and average intelligence, with giant chips on their shoulders, a general hatred of authority and a passionate desire to prove their worth to the rest of the world.  And the rest of the world didn’t really didn’t give a shit.

    The Sydney Cogal borrows from this idea – tough, exhausting and struggling for relevance. A long section of the route follows an old road north of Sydney, forged by convicts, called Old Northern Road – evidently named by the same guy who named the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Great Sandy Desert. Genius. To round up the offering, an imperial century, scenic river flats, a few solid climbs and a whole day to debate whether Cuddles would have survived one day on the chain gang…

    Date: Sunday, June 3, 2012
    Start:  Brewhaha, 286A Pacific Hwy, Hornsby NSW 2077
    Espresso: 8am onwards
    Depart: Hey! Be tranquillo – the ride will start soon enough!
    Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/53045738
    Classification: Casually Deliberate
    Post Ride Recovery Beverages: The Bluegum, 55 Pacific Hwy, Waitara NSW 2077

    Event Details

    Loading Map....

    Date/Time
    Date - June 03, 2012
    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Location
    Brewhaha

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

  3. Heads up Velominati of Australia. We got a Cogal. Rick Harman is the organizer so send your questions to him directly <Richard_Harman@barker.nsw.edu.au> or through the comments section. cheers, Gianni

    When Great Britain decided to colonize Australia it sent 11 ships with 277 free persons and 753 convict men and women on board. The convicts immediately became Australians.  Their brave masters endured cups of sugarless tea as they built a nation. It was a ghastly business; whipping the prisoners into submission, feeding them every second day, all the time enduring the hideous noise of leg irons clanging and the death rattle.

    Quite by accident, they created a master race of hardmen. Hardmen who learned how to toil through exhaustion, withstand pain and brutality and ignore hunger, thirst and hardship. Hardmen of questionable breeding and average intelligence, with giant chips on their shoulders, a general hatred of authority and a passionate desire to prove their worth to the rest of the world.  And the rest of the world didn’t really didn’t give a shit.

    The Sydney Cogal borrows from this idea – tough, exhausting and struggling for relevance. A long section of the route follows an old road north of Sydney, forged by convicts, called Old Northern Road – evidently named by the same guy who named the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Great Sandy Desert. Genius. To round up the offering, an imperial century, scenic river flats, a few solid climbs and a whole day to debate whether Cuddles would have survived one day on the chain gang…

    Date: Sunday, June 3, 2012
    Start:  Brewhaha, 286A Pacific Hwy, Hornsby NSW 2077
    Espresso: 8am onwards
    Depart: Hey! Be tranquillo – the ride will start soon enough!
    Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/53045738
    Classification: Casually Deliberate
    Post Ride Recovery Beverages: The Bluegum, 55 Pacific Hwy, Waitara NSW 2077

    Event Details

    Loading Map....

    Date/Time
    Date - June 03, 2012
    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Location
    Brewhaha

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

@rhys's posts:

  1. @harminator This is who I believe Garmin will be riding for. I can’t stand Vaughters, but he seems to know what he’s doing. »

Heads up Velominati of Australia. We got a Cogal. Rick Harman is the organizer so send your questions to him directly <Richard_Harman@barker.nsw.edu.au> or through the comments section. cheers, Gianni Continue reading...

@rhys's posts:

  1. Heads up Velominati of Australia. We got a Cogal. Rick Harman is the organizer so send your questions to him directly <Richard_Harman@barker.nsw.edu.au> or through the comments section. cheers, Gianni

    When Great Britain decided to colonize Australia it sent 11 ships with 277 free persons and 753 convict men and women on board. The convicts immediately became Australians.  Their brave masters endured cups of sugarless tea as they built a nation. It was a ghastly business; whipping the prisoners into submission, feeding them every second day, all the time enduring the hideous noise of leg irons clanging and the death rattle.

    Quite by accident, they created a master race of hardmen. Hardmen who learned how to toil through exhaustion, withstand pain and brutality and ignore hunger, thirst and hardship. Hardmen of questionable breeding and average intelligence, with giant chips on their shoulders, a general hatred of authority and a passionate desire to prove their worth to the rest of the world.  And the rest of the world didn’t really didn’t give a shit.

    The Sydney Cogal borrows from this idea – tough, exhausting and struggling for relevance. A long section of the route follows an old road north of Sydney, forged by convicts, called Old Northern Road – evidently named by the same guy who named the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Great Sandy Desert. Genius. To round up the offering, an imperial century, scenic river flats, a few solid climbs and a whole day to debate whether Cuddles would have survived one day on the chain gang…

    Date: Sunday, June 3, 2012
    Start:  Brewhaha, 286A Pacific Hwy, Hornsby NSW 2077
    Espresso: 8am onwards
    Depart: Hey! Be tranquillo – the ride will start soon enough!
    Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/53045738
    Classification: Casually Deliberate
    Post Ride Recovery Beverages: The Bluegum, 55 Pacific Hwy, Waitara NSW 2077

    Event Details

    Loading Map....

    Date/Time
    Date - June 03, 2012
    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Location
    Brewhaha

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

  2. Heads up Velominati of Australia. We got a Cogal. Rick Harman is the organizer so send your questions to him directly <Richard_Harman@barker.nsw.edu.au> or through the comments section. cheers, Gianni

    When Great Britain decided to colonize Australia it sent 11 ships with 277 free persons and 753 convict men and women on board. The convicts immediately became Australians.  Their brave masters endured cups of sugarless tea as they built a nation. It was a ghastly business; whipping the prisoners into submission, feeding them every second day, all the time enduring the hideous noise of leg irons clanging and the death rattle.

    Quite by accident, they created a master race of hardmen. Hardmen who learned how to toil through exhaustion, withstand pain and brutality and ignore hunger, thirst and hardship. Hardmen of questionable breeding and average intelligence, with giant chips on their shoulders, a general hatred of authority and a passionate desire to prove their worth to the rest of the world.  And the rest of the world didn’t really didn’t give a shit.

    The Sydney Cogal borrows from this idea – tough, exhausting and struggling for relevance. A long section of the route follows an old road north of Sydney, forged by convicts, called Old Northern Road – evidently named by the same guy who named the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Great Sandy Desert. Genius. To round up the offering, an imperial century, scenic river flats, a few solid climbs and a whole day to debate whether Cuddles would have survived one day on the chain gang…

    Date: Sunday, June 3, 2012
    Start:  Brewhaha, 286A Pacific Hwy, Hornsby NSW 2077
    Espresso: 8am onwards
    Depart: Hey! Be tranquillo – the ride will start soon enough!
    Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/53045738
    Classification: Casually Deliberate
    Post Ride Recovery Beverages: The Bluegum, 55 Pacific Hwy, Waitara NSW 2077

    Event Details

    Loading Map....

    Date/Time
    Date - June 03, 2012
    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Location
    Brewhaha

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

@rhys's posts:

  1. I strongly dislike Valverde, but he races to win. VSP PICKS: 1. Valverde 2. Uran 3. Purito 4. Nibali 5. Van Garderen »

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  1. Long shot, but here goes… VSP PICKS: 1. Purito 2. Nibali 3. Jelle Vanenert 4. Dirty Sanchez 5. Niki Terpstra »

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  1. Not really fussed who wins as long as it’s a great race, and they aren’t from Garmin-Barracuda after last year. Sorry Haussler. I would like to see one of the ‘big names’ get up over a breakaway stayaway. If it rains, Flecha in a solo entry to the velodro… »

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  1. I can’t wait for this shit. VSP PICKS: 1. Breschel 2. Boonen 3. Faboo 4. Van Avaermaet 5. Pozzato »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Cav 2. Sagan 3. Goss 4. Edvy B-H 5. Van Avermaet »

  2. FUUUUUUUUUU this is getting impossible to pick. People refer to the late 90s as the golden era, how about right now! What a promising sign for our future that any of 30 folks would be a deserving winner. VSP PICKS: 1. Cav 2. Sagan 3. Haussler 4. Cancell… »

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  1. Tough one to pic. Here’s a link to the start list, my god BMC have a good team. All eight of their guys could captain a team comfortably. Too many cooks going to spoil the broth? cyclingnews Omloop Het Volk Nieuwsblad VSP PICKS: 1. Haussler 2. Leif Hos… »

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  1. @Buck Rogers I understand what he’s saying. Round these parts, you almost have to halve your speed in the rain. Wet oil on the roads will bring you unstuck eventually, if a rain-blinded motorist doesn’t first. Imagine if they’d all crashed and he was th… »

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  1. It’s true, Ron. I used to get the impression everyone was a boring curmudgeon but all you have to do is show a bit of personality after taking a turn or two on front to show that you mean business. @Ron It makes me angry because I love this sport/lifes… »

  2. @Jellybean At first I was slightly upset there was a Cogal just north of me, but after reading, I would have felt out of place. Bikes are great because of stories like this. I’d like to ride with more humoured people. I am the only one who makes jokes … »

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  1. @Mikael Liddy Its purely because he’s closer to the camera. »

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  1. The whole Hoogerland thing made me physically sick when I saw it. @Spearfish This really got under my skin. How do you not come out all guns blazing and angry after something like this? I won’t ever forget it. I didn’t really grasp the magnitude of JV… »

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  1. I try and live in the now, while keeping the notion of being a romantic on the side. I realised the magnitude of Cancellara’s 50km solo break at the time. I knew we would talk about it for years to come, and tried to enjoy it as such. When you experience … »

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  1. The 12 minutes of interview Jens has in the movie Chasing Legends is worth the purchase price alone. He puts things in perspective perfectly. I don’t know of anyone else in cycling as popular. Everyone you speak to has an opinion on Jens and it’s always … »

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  1. Thanks to you guys for providing a worthwhile place to spend some time. The second best thing to cycling is talking about cycling, and being able to do that here out of the wind of the rest of the internet is a blessing indeed. The fact it’s Christmas an… »

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  1. We have goldsprints set up in a bar for the bicycle film festival every year. Usually the bar owners make you do terrible things like shot free tequila 5 seconds before a 300m race. Once that ~12 seconds is over you best have a champagne bucket handy. Ah… »

  2. A good read indeed! I am fortunate enough to have started riding road bikes after riding on the track for a year or so. My club is pretty full on and wouldn’t let me motorpace or race with the others until significant proving had been done. I’m by no mea… »

I appreciate my helmet. I treat it with respect. I never leave for a ride without it. I replace it after a crash or even after helplessly watching it bound down the stairwell like some kind of deformed styrofoam slinky-dink after allowing it to slip from my grasp. (This activity also typically involves some assertions questioning what it does in it...

@rhys's posts:

  1. @DerHoggz Yeah it is. The bars on the track bike (Tk2) are the road bars that originally came on the AR that is also in the picture. Sorry, should have been more clear in my previous statement. »

  2. @DerHoggz Just the road bars that came on the AR in the picture mate. Sphinx are quite dear and not for my style of riding, but they are quite good. »