Inaugural Coganalia

Inaugural Coganalia

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As Bacchanalia were the ancient Roman feasts dedicated to Baccus, god of wine, so shall the Velominatus, with Coganalia, celebrate the cog (along with wine, beer and food, of course!)

Coganalia are not to be confused with Cogals. Whereas the Cogal, “…is a day-long undertaking that focuses 100% on the bike,” the Coganalia focus primarily on eating and drinking with a little bike ride thrown in to ease the guilt pangs you might feel from all the eating and drinking. Non-riding VMH are expressly welcome.

Though short notice, I would like to call the first Coganalia for August 24 at my home in Kirkland, Washington, USA with the following schedule of events:

· 10:30 Those inclined to ride, meet at my home for freshly made stroopwafel and espresso.

· 11:05 We roll for a casually deliberate spin through the hills of Kirkland to the tune of 50k and 500 meters or so of climbing. About 10 k before the finish there will be a short malted recovery beverage stop at the Black Raven Brewing Co.. The ride ends back at my place for showers and a change out of kit.

· 2:30 Those not inclined to ride and non-riding VMH come to my house. We eat and drink until we stop.

Rather than publish my home address on line, drop me an email at jelenbaas (at) duvoice (dot) com and I will reply with the address.

Bring your favorite bottle(s) of Belgian elixir, we’ll cover the rest. For those coming from out of town and those who find that they should not conduct themselves home on Saturday night, we have two spare rooms with queen size beds, a living room couch, a back yard, and a couple of bathrooms in which you can pass out.


Event Details

Date - August 24, 2013
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM


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  1. Send an email to jelenbaas(at)duvoice(dot)com for the address.

  2. Capital idea. After spending two weeks concentrating on beer and pork in favor of my bike, I can clearly see the advantage of your event over a weekend sleeping in a National Park and riding up and down mountains.

  3. I am booking my flight from Newcastle (uk) right now. I shall be in need of malt based Pre ride carb loading,mid ride refuel and post ride Belgian rehydration. Then if you have a suitable herbaceous bush for me to sleep under the day will be complete.

  4. Scott,

    We have everything you desire here in herb friendly Washington State. Give me your flight number, I’ll arrange a pick up from SeaTac airport.

  5. Curses – #1 Enginette is PLAYING FOR FUCKING SCOTLAND that weekend so I can’t make it. However I’m a half century not out and there’s a beer festival in town in early October – that gives me an idea…

  6. Going to be in Colorado. I will look you up my next trip to the Northwest. That happens every three months.

    And the sound of disappointment falls on the room..

  7. There’s a couple rednecks from the Oly Pen workin’ on gettin’ the Ford runnin’ fer this one…all them nekkid peeple…just like Uncle Beau’s place!

  8. @PeakInTwoYears did I just hear a banjo playing?

  9. Capital idea. Wish we could be a part of it. Keep it rollin’… Maybe next year!

  10. You lucky lot. Ride well, eat well, drink well and enjoy the celebrations.

  11. As my VMH is not planning to ride, any other VMHs or Significant others who wish to hang out for the few hours we are on the road are welcome to do so.

  12. Oh wow, three cat 5 climbs and a cat 4! hope you guys made it out in one piece. Here’s what we did in Vancouver.


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