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Velominatus: slatanic

Order: Level 3 Velominatus

Location: Ireland, up from Kellys house.

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Brett’s fine Nick Cave article got me thinking about music and cycling. We spend lots of time alone on our bikes. The bike is on autopilot, it stays upright from second to second, freeing up our brains to consider anything or nothing. Music might be the only riding companion we have but it has to be the right music. Being as Pro as possible is...

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  1. Music on the bike is out. Full stop. Music while warming up for a hill-climb TT or some other act of self mutilation ………. Then is can only be…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA52Z4NdDvw SLAYER.>> How anyone can listen to the haunting so… »

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  1. Roman Kreuziger has always looked classy drilling it at the head of the pelaton or on a mountain side. Nico Roche is 100% rule compliant on the bike, looks fantastic at all times.  »

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  1. 1. Moreno 2. Gilbert 3. Valverde 4. Kwiatkowski 5. Martin pow….. that just happened…. »

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  1. The photo is Kelly going up Patrick’s hill in Cork. Just in front of him was Sean Yeats suffering even more!!  It’s a classic photo of 2 real hard men putting it up to each other…. »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Van Avermaet 2. Stybar 3. Vanmarcke 4. Cancellara 5. Degenkolb »

The Kemmelberg is a brute. In my opinion, its the hardest of the cobbled climbs in the Spring Classics; it has a high speed tarmac approach that saps the guns of their snap. The transition from tarmac to cobbles is awful, the stones are very badly laid throughout and if you don’t hit it just right, you’ll come to a standstill. The cobbl...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Fabian Cancellara 2. Tom Boonen 3. Peter Sagan 4. Ian Stannard 5. Alex Kristoff »

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  1. @slatanic Ha ha ha … what have I done :) To better explain myself: The idea of this type of dig is not to drop your riding partner but to put a bit of a “squeeze” on them  in the name of cruel fun. The idea is to stay shoulder to shoulder the whole ti… »

  2. To dig with panache you must be on the tops & casual dilebret in motion. Just before you subtly raise the pace it is always the done thing to ask the person at your side a question, preferably about themselves or their bike. These questions always get… »

  3. Ha ha ha ha …… one of the best written articles yet :)  »

I don’t know if its because I see something of myself in them or if it awakens some kind of nurturing instinct, but I always seem to find myself drawn to tragically flawed figures.Layne Staley and Marco Pantani strike me as two halves of the same whole; incredibly talented yet tortured with mortally addictive personalities, both set loose in...

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  2. “As much artist as athlete…….” »

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  1. “Because nothing says I’m a penny pinching hardman like winning La Doyenne with shoes held snug with a liberal application of duct tape”   »

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  1. It has been said that the falling off/oxygen/ medical assistance was a plan to get Roche off the mountain earlier (By helicopter) & back in the hotel earlier to start recovery for the following day. Delgado was delayed on the mountain for ages giving … »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. V. Nibali 2. Purito 3. D. Martin 4. J. Fuglsang 5. R. Uran »

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  1. I had one of these when I was about 8. It was the strava of its day. I covered hundreds of km’s just to see the numbers roll around. A neighbour had one too, so it was a “to the death contest” to see who had the highest mileage covered at any time……….. »

The home ground of Manchester United Football Club, Old Trafford, is colloquially known around the world as the Theatre of Dreams. It holds a revered place in the hearts of the club’s supporters, and even those of other teams; it’s an icon of football, and sport in general. Millions have gone there to watch their heroes play, but how ma...

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  1. Its not even just being on the same roads as the greats, you can get to feel the pain & experience a taste of what it must have been like on the big day (Without the charged crowd)…….. Having giving a lifetime reading & watching these famous r… »

  2. Living the dream……….. Pretending to be Pantani on Ventoux. Scoring the winner in the world cup final wouldn’t compare. »

  3. Kicking a ball around Old Trafford would never look or feel as good as this!!!!! »

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  1. Just back from the Pain Cave……….. »