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A bit crap but love hills, Rule 5 all the way.

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  1. Perfection

    The fifth Cogal to be held in Scotland will tackle what is considered to be the UK’s toughest road climb, the famed Bealach Na Ba (Pass of the Cattle) Wester Ross. Rising from sea level to 626m in 10km, this jewel is the closest thing to a true Alpine pass that Britain has to offer. For anyone thinking that this is it, be advised that the total climbing for the 144km ride is 2770m and this is only on day 1. Day 2 will be shorter (70km)but being the Scottish Highlands will not be flat. Did I not mention that this is a weekend event? Hell yes!

    Lodgings are available in the Kinlochewe Hotel where pre ride espresso and post ride recovery beverages will be taken. The hardy will share the attached 12 bed bunkhouse whilst those who demand a greater degree of comfort can stay in the hotel itself. Tel 01445 730253 to book in.

    Join us UK based Velominati, for what will undoubtedly be a rugged classic.

    Route Day 1: http://www.strava.com/routes/98589 Day 2: To be decided over beer.

    VLVV

    JohnB

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    Date - August 23, 2014 - August 24, 2014
    8:05 AM - 8:30 PM

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  2. Perfection

    The fifth Cogal to be held in Scotland will tackle what is considered to be the UK’s toughest road climb, the famed Bealach Na Ba (Pass of the Cattle) Wester Ross. Rising from sea level to 626m in 10km, this jewel is the closest thing to a true Alpine pass that Britain has to offer. For anyone thinking that this is it, be advised that the total climbing for the 144km ride is 2770m and this is only on day 1. Day 2 will be shorter (70km)but being the Scottish Highlands will not be flat. Did I not mention that this is a weekend event? Hell yes!

    Lodgings are available in the Kinlochewe Hotel where pre ride espresso and post ride recovery beverages will be taken. The hardy will share the attached 12 bed bunkhouse whilst those who demand a greater degree of comfort can stay in the hotel itself. Tel 01445 730253 to book in.

    Join us UK based Velominati, for what will undoubtedly be a rugged classic.

    Route Day 1: http://www.strava.com/routes/98589 Day 2: To be decided over beer.

    VLVV

    JohnB

    Event Details

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    Date/Time
    Date - August 23, 2014 - August 24, 2014
    8:05 AM - 8:30 PM

    Location
    Kinlochewe Hotel

    Cogal Details
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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. @pistard they are from the 80′s Paul Gilbert is the guitarist, god knows how I found them, I think I was googling guitar music, love a good riff but I can’t play music, found them and Dokken! Mr Scary has ace guitar on it.   »

  2. I’ve just discovered Racer X. Those get in your head and won’t go!   »

No technology can increase the energy of the willpower of the rider, nor can it lessen the doubts which sometimes overwhelm him. - Bernard HinaultAs I swung off the main road, I was momentarily consumed by the simple thrill of my tires leaving the hard tarmac and hitting the rough gravel of the unpaved forest road. It was a brief distraction of the...

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  1. I think it was Yoda who said (and yes I know he’s not a real being) “Either do or do not, there is no try” or something like that. In my opinion the worse you are on the bike, the more will you require, but you also need other motivation, for example walk… »

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  1. Bint, not bunt! »

  2. @Mikael Liddy Hell yeah, much more impressive than the bunt in the green on Saturday. What a race, G pulls Porte back and gains some time on Bertie, they are both going to have to go some and take it to Nibbles to get back that time, quite big for so e… »

  3. @wiscot What the fucks wrong with a nod of the head and a quick, “aye”. What has the world come to, fuck I don’t even shake hands unless there’s no other option. Next thing you’ll be saying you do a full on wave when you pass a fellow cyclist instead o… »

  4. @Chris I saw a Keepers Tour t shirt being worn by someone in the park and Harrogate but even I don’t have enough brass neck to say, “who the fuck are you then” to someone I don’t know. And you never know it might have been a try hard wanker who printed… »

  5. @Chris I saw a Keepers Tour t shirt being worn by someone in the park and Harrogate but even I don’t have enough brass neck to say, “who the fuck are you then” to someone I don’t know. And you never know it might have been a try hard wanker who printed … »

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  1. @Gianni Yeah but G, ogling crops is just how we roll in the countryside, besides Scotland’s too cold for anything less than 3 layers! »

  2. When I first read this story I thought it was going to be about cellar based love with a man in a gimp mask! But disappointingly no. you revelations are rapidly putting me off buying a roof rack or even a rear rack or even putting the bike near the car e… »

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  1. @wiscot my least favourite phrase that is most often used nowadays “It’s not fair” my personal favourite “Harden the fuck up!” »

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  1. Ps even did some climbing in the drops, but only because every other position caused instant cramp, anyone else ever had to decide if it was less painful to stop or just keep the hammer down to lessen the duration of the torture. Guess which one I chose, … »

  2. Did an 80 mile ride at the weekend, luckily it was a sportive so I had 5000 different wheels to suck! Met the man with the hammer at least three times, must Train Properly in future. You know you’re having a hard day when someona with flat pedals and a pa… »

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  1. Gaun yersel nibbles! »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Nibali 2. Rodriguez 3. Kwiatowski 4. Gilbert 5. Cunego »

Jump to: Scoring Guidelines • Prizes • Schedule • ResultsThe Velominati Super Prestige is a season-long competition wherein readers will be submitting their predictions for the top five finishers of each qualifying race.  In order to qualify, your picks via the VSP Picks form above the posts section of the VSP Event article pertaining to the...

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  1. Never mind, found it. »

  2. Just so I can see how badly I’m doing, is there a complete list of standings so far? I just really, really want to see how much chance I have of spending my own money on wheels and bikes this year! The VMH will be pleased. »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Rodriguez 2. Kwiatowski 3. Valverde 4. Costa 5. Mollema »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Borghini 3. Armistead 4. Johansson 5. Stevens »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Rodriguez 2. Kwiatowski 3. Nibali 4. Ten dam 5. Cunego »

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  1. Logic says two or three together at the end, or even one by themselves, so do you pick an obvious winner then randoms for the rest of the places because the main hopes heads will be down and they let some no hoper (I.e a sky rider) go for the minor places… »

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  1. @Teocalli Fuck that shit, if you can walk you can damn well cycle, you better have a damn good excuse! I have only come to a halt once on a hill, did I walk, did I fuck. Just took a few breaths and got on with the cycling. The rest of the world walk, … »

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  1. Does this work like the infinite monkeys thing, if enough of us get involved then someone will be right! »