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This article started off as a Reverence for the Camelbak Podium, and might still be, who knows, it’s late and my mind is scrambled. As often happens when searching for a suitable image for an article, tangents often appear from nowhere and derail the original train of thought. Soon one finds oneself careening out of control towards the only...

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  1. Cavendish (pictured in article) “Elite Corsa bottles only please!” »

The Ride. It is the cathedral of our sport, where we worship at the altar of the Man with the Hammer. It is the end to our means. Indeed, The Bike may be the central tool to our sport, but to turn the pedals is to experience the sensation of freedom, of flight. It is all for The Ride.The world is overflowing with small, twisty roads that capture ou...

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  1. @DeKerr We did good (only 2 of us) on recon ride but 126 became 86 miles. Good temperature and pace but needed to get a rider back with good senses still intact. We did get this big reward for riding new territory! »

  2. @DeKerr Good. That’s what I needed — the perfect rice. »

You can only spend so much time with the Schlecks before you start talking like them, and the fabulous Fabs seems to have crossed the threshold. I’ve heard more complaining from him this season than I have talk about pushing harder on the pedals or going steady up with more speed or going full gas like everyone else, but just doing it for ...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Geraint Thomas 2. Sebastián Henao 3. Joaquim Rodríguez 4. Tony Gallopin 5. Sep Vanmarcke »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Geraint Thomas 2. Sebastián Henao 3. Joaquim Rodríguez 4. Tony Gallopin 5. Sep Vanmarcke »

  3. VSP PICKS: 1. Rui Costa 2. Joaquim Rodríguez 3. Tony Gallopin 4. Philippe Gilbert 5. Fabio Aru »

  4. VSP PICKS: 1. Fabio Aru 2. Rui Costa 3. Joaquim Rodríguez 4. Philippe Gilbert 5. Tony Gallopin »

The Ride. It is the cathedral of our sport, where we worship at the altar of the Man with the Hammer. It is the end to our means. Indeed, The Bike may be the central tool to our sport, but to turn the pedals is to experience the sensation of freedom, of flight. It is all for The Ride.The world is overflowing with small, twisty roads that capture ou...

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  1. Making these Crispy Rice Omelette squares for Saturday’s effort. »

It never gets easier, you just go faster. - Greg LeMond Rule #5 looms above the other Rules in terms of sheer relevance to Cycling; it is the fundamental building block upon which this sport is built. The Five is what drives us, it is the force that springs from a well that flows deep within each of us. It must be discovered, and then we learn...

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  1. @Teocalli »

  2. @frank Those strange looking trees don’t seem to be growing vertically by about 4 degrees. »

This is big. This is the race that decides the arc-en-ciel  jersey for the next year. It is the best looking jersey. It carries the most baggage. It also brings the most respect. The World Championship is a circuit race of attrition. In Ponferrada Spain it’s an 182 km loop done seven times, with a total of 2142 m of climbing. Is it a climber...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Marianne Vos
 2. Emma Johansson 3. Tatyana Riabchenko 4. Annemiek Van Vleuten 5. Giorgia Bronzini »

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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  2. 2014 UCI Road World Championships virtual VSP 1 Marianne Vos 2 Emma Johansson 3 Tatyana Riabchenko 4 Annemiek Van Vleuten 5 Giorgia Bronzini »

The Ride. It is the cathedral of our sport, where we worship at the altar of the Man with the Hammer. It is the end to our means. Indeed, The Bike may be the central tool to our sport, but to turn the pedals is to experience the sensation of freedom, of flight. It is all for The Ride.The world is overflowing with small, twisty roads that capture ou...

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  1. Taking on 126mi ride this Saturday — 3 weeks out from plans for 206mi ride October 18. 18 is the key, being my target average max. for both rides. 7 hours ride time (7.5hrs total), then 11.44 hours ride time (not to exceed 12hrs total). Already have noth… »

It never gets easier, you just go faster. - Greg LeMond Rule #5 looms above the other Rules in terms of sheer relevance to Cycling; it is the fundamental building block upon which this sport is built. The Five is what drives us, it is the force that springs from a well that flows deep within each of us. It must be discovered, and then we learn...

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  1. Keep it up. »

I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that’s how it comes out. - Bill Hicks That famous quote from the Greatest Comedian Of All Time™ has resonated with me for many years. It became my silent mantra, as I don’t suffer fools gladly and sometimes don’t make much effort to conceal the fact. Lately, I̵...

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  1. @Beers You’ve really lost it. »

If Tony gets a flat or two and loses this time trial, bookies will be jumping off bridges into the Thames. It’s a lock, man, it’s a lock. There, it is now jinxed. You are welcome. Picking second through fifth will take some acumen. Will these be Vuelta riders or does that just hold true for the road race? Tony could have a jour sans. Co...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Tony Martin 2. Bradley Wiggins 3. Tom Dumoulin 4. Kristof Vandewalle 5. Svein Tuft »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Tony Martin 2. Andrew Talansky 3. Bradley Wiggins 4. Kristof Vandewalle 5. Tom Dumoulin »

I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that’s how it comes out. - Bill Hicks That famous quote from the Greatest Comedian Of All Time™ has resonated with me for many years. It became my silent mantra, as I don’t suffer fools gladly and sometimes don’t make much effort to conceal the fact. Lately, I̵...

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  1. @ChrisO When there is too much funny business going on in a group ride I’ll drop off the back and go for a different route — and might recruit a few others to defect with me. The goal is to enjoy a good route with a good experience and good workout. »

All hail, the Worlds are upon us. The time trials should be events where all VSP participants can rack up some decent points. Remove team tactics, national team versus trade team allegiances, using this event to train for another event, bonking and hanging onto team cars from the equation. All one is left with are possible flat tire, possible mecha...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. VAN DIJK Ellen 2. SCHWEIZER Doris 3. STEVENS Evelyn 4. RYABCHENKO Tatyana 5. VILLUMSEN Linda Melanie »

Jens Voigt is set to retire as we speak, having one final crack at a long break in some race in the Cycling backwater of the USA. Is it fair or fitting that he should go out like this, slipping out the back door with little fanfare, while others have been doing a farewell tour of all the big races, replete with fancy commemorative shoes and a son...

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  1. 52.92km »

I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that’s how it comes out. - Bill Hicks That famous quote from the Greatest Comedian Of All Time™ has resonated with me for many years. It became my silent mantra, as I don’t suffer fools gladly and sometimes don’t make much effort to conceal the fact. Lately, I̵...

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  1. @Scott Well there you go! »

  2. @Ccos Brad sounds like he needed merit, rode for it, and was patient enough to get some. »

  3. Move the route and start time. »

We are the Keepers of the Cog. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of cycling etiquette known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list.The Rules lie at the beginning of The Path to La Vie Velominatus, not at the end; learning to balance them against one another and to welcome them...

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