The bunch climbs the Mur de Huy

The bunch climbs the Mur de Huy

Velominati Super Prestige: Men’s La Fleche Wallonne 2016

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Don’t these race organizers understand how confusing it is when races are held mid-week? It means we have to have to manage against unrealistic expectations like realizing what day of the week it is and then do the sums on how much lead time we want to give on the VSP. Which is obviously too…
Can you have enough Buddha?

Can you have enough Buddha?

Guest Article: Second Arrow

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A god I use expletives with, that is a god I can work with; the Buddha, the bikes, the cosmic circle of life, FFS. VLVV, Gianni I think of myself as a sort of casual, armchair Buddhist. I make a little ritual of sitting down to meditate in the morning–but only most mornings and only…
Hayman fights back on the Carrefour. Photo: @harminator

Hayman fights back on the Carrefour. Photo: @harminator

You Can’t and You Don’t and You Won’t Stop

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Failure and success are destinations not often visible to the traveller. This is why it is nice to focus instead on the beauty of the journey and try not to be become overly fixated on any particular outcome. It is with some regret that I admit I didn’t invent this idea; there might be a few religions…
2014, Amstel Gold Race, Gilbert Philippe, Valkenburg (pic: ©Sirotti)

2014, Amstel Gold Race, Gilbert Philippe, Valkenburg (pic: ©Sirotti)

Velominati Super Prestige: Amstel Gold 2016

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Ooooof! The VSP generator and operators need more than a week to recover from that race. Tommeke may never recover, that chance will never come again. We now move into the Netherlands and the first of three Ardennes races. Whomever did well in Paris-Roubaix probably won’t like all the hills in Amstel. Same with the…
TV Time    image: Sporza.be

TV Time image: Sporza.be

How To Watch Paris-Roubaix

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In order of preference: Hang out with William and Alex of Pavé Cycling Classics. You will see the race at three different locations, all the while portaging coolers of Malteni beer and baguette sandwiches. The final location will be Carrefour de L’Arbre where the shit will hit the fan and the final can be watched…
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