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@roche kelly's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa 2. roman kreuziger 3. baulke mollema 4. domiencio pozzovivo 5. javier acevedo »

@roche kelly's posts:

  1. Time for a bigger frame Frank? Or a frame with a normal ( straight) top tube? »

@roche kelly's posts:

  1. @ChrisO This photo is the whole package of ‘good stuff’ Chris! Scott bars I don’t/ didn’t get either, maybe aero tuck pre Cinelli Spinachi’s? Only other reason apart from that is being a good place to put the SCOTT sticker so it was photographed. Steel… »

  2. Rockin on RockShox! »

@roche kelly's posts:

  1. @Gianni I wonder who the third rider is (#21), with the black uvex helmet and tights? Tights, am I misreading the photo? That is very uncool. Gianni, that looks like Olaf Ludwig on an Eddy Merckx – Telekom team bike. The black Uvex helmet gave it away…. »

@roche kelly's posts:

  1. A Merckx, Rob. Great post & something that I have noticed over the past 14 months since I made my comeback from retirement. Guys on Pro Tour level bikes that can’t hold a wheel, drift out into trafic when they try to have a drink, cut infront of you w… »

On October 15, 2011, a select team of Velominati gathered in Langley on Whidbey Island to go for a ride together. These gatherings, referred to as Cogals, are a key component of the vision of Velominati, to bring the community from the Interwebs into the reality of The Ride. After all, we are Cyclists and we are meant to ride our bikes – not...

@roche kelly's posts:

  1. Jealous, sounds like a ‘V’ nice weekend, the ride sounded to be fun for a while & then hilly. The different versions of your experiences and your thoughts before meeting the other riders are really funny. McSqueak’s VMH’s fear of unexpected organ dona… »

@roche kelly's posts:

  1. @Chris Forgot that Brian Holm had cancer in the past Chris, you have a good memory. Hence Flamme Rouge, doh. Yates is looking scary now though. Even as a rider he was not this slim, this is a guy that came to Australia in the off season 87 or 88 with a … »

  2. @Mr Haven He used to like cutting hedges, with his bare hands I’m guessing? On the topic of slim, what is it with some of these ex pros that are looking slimmer than when they rode? Yates, Allan Peiper, Brian Holm, Rolf Aldag, all look slimmer now today… »

@roche kelly's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. phil gilbert 2. j j cobo 3. dan martin 4. greg van avermaet 5. tommy voeckler »

@roche kelly's posts:

  1. @frank The chicken was put on his bike by girlfriend at the time & TVM soigneur, Shelley Verses because the race was on Easter Sunday 1988. So probably the Ronde Van Vllanderen from memory where he was on the attack, again. Check out the interview wi… »

As Le Tour approaches rapidly, memories of Tours past come to the fore, and riders who may have gone unnoticed for the remainder of the racing season are once again lauded for their performances on the biggest stage there is. We know them as the Evanescent Riders.In 1993, one such rider was the Colombian climber Álvaro Mejía. ’93 was also...

@roche kelly's posts:

  1. @mouse That helmet really was the nicest one you could get at the time and the Giro helmets that Greg LeMond wore. Apart from that you had the Bell lids which were not as pretty! Great video post, I was actually at the race that year and have never seen… »

@roche kelly's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Phil Gilbert 2. Thor Hushovd 3. lars Boom 4. CJ Sutton 5. Dan Bennati »

  2. How or why does Morocco have a team of 6 riders, when Canada have 3 in this race? Eritrea have 3 riders! I’m sure there is a reason like Olympic qualification etc, but the UCI need to cut this PC BS out! Doesn’t make for a good race when the pack is full … »

@roche kelly's posts:

  1. Nicely put Frank. The bike & cycling are a good metaphor for life. I learned pretty fast as a teenager after getting into cycling to smile when it rains, work hard and take my turn on the front & most importantly to really savour the few wins or … »

@roche kelly's posts:

  1. Couldn’t force myself to write the ‘V’ word needed to put Vino’s name down. Voting with my heart, not for points. Go Gerro! VSP PICKS: 1. andy schleck 2. alberto contador 3. phil gilbert 4. simon gerrans 5. m albasini »

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@roche kelly's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. R Hesjedal 2. P Gilbert 3. D Cunego 4. Leukemans 5. Gasparotto »

@roche kelly's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Chavanel 3. Boonen 4. Cooke 5. O’Grady »

It wasn’t created from nothing by the concentrated will of an obsessive Velominatus, nor by the grace of Merckx out of pure ether. No, as with all of our stables, mine started simply, and grew over the years.My first honest bike was a Cannondale SR600 with hot pink decals that I bought in 8th grade of my own money. Bit by bit, it became my ow...

@roche kelly's posts:

  1. Good point Frank & yeah you are pretty tall @ 6’4! With steel being out these days and the moulded standard carbon frames the teams are riding now in the ProTour, how do you work with a tall(er)riders, and how much energy is being lost due to the f… »

  2. @frank Great looking Bianchi, can even forgive the paint colour & actually like the black forks, the chrome fork would make it look too retro for the gruppo & wheels. But how the heck tall are you to have the saddle so high on such a big frame? L… »

@roche kelly's posts:

  1. What about Johan’s hair? Followers of cycling from the late 80′s might remember his receeding hair line during the 1990 season. Then the following year he had a full head of hair again. Never mind doping in cycling, what about hair transplants? Seriously … »

@roche kelly's posts:

  1. Needed to pick a Top 10 for this race really, too many good riders that have not even had a mention. Hopefully the cream comes to the top & we get a great race. Garmin-Cervelo alone could provide 5 of the top ten on paper! Radioshack will be pumped af… »

@roche kelly's posts:

  1. Great photo, looks like the 89 Gent Wevelgem going on the team jerseys. From my pitiful memory the race was won by Gerrit Soleveld of Superconvex who sat on Sean Yates( 7-11) back wheel and overtook him in the sprint on a horrible day. On a really bike g… »

@roche kelly's posts:

  1. @frank Thanks for the welcome Frank, Buck Rogers & Ron. I have been dipping in to velominati for a while now after following a link to Rule #5 from another site. Love the rules & especially #5! When I had to decide if I went out in the rain to rid… »