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#TBT: that guy immortalized going for his nose while Pantani signs autographs for the bambini. Mad embarrassing.
(via CyclingTips/Cor Vos)
“…unique visitors to The Pirate Bay dropped dramatically between 2012 and 2013, from 5 million to 900,000 by last year’s end. This can likely be attributed to how easy it’s become as of late to access content legally.”
I owe my rivals a debt of gratitude because the quality of my rivals tests the quality of my own character.
I have a friend who, while were both in college, attempted a similar feat, concluding the freshman orientation trip he was leading by riding his road bike down a long flight of irregular stone steps at the ravine lodge. A more accurate way to think of it might be a steep hiking trail of stone slabs with a railing.
As you might expect, he succeeded only in knocking the rear wheel horribly out of true—which is saying something on Mavic Heliums—and finished it off completely when he lost patience quarter-turning the spoke wrench. I believe the rim ended up at the machine shop at some point, getting holes drilled into the sidewall as part of an art project.
Anyway, that’s what I get out of this picture—Merckx looking on, staid, patient, but thoroughly entertained, as a friend attempts something impressive but terribly inadvisable. I’m not sure on the photo source or the other party—the caption and what appear to be sideburns suggest DeVlaeminck—but I don’t think a rivalry, even with a rider as competitive as Merckx, would disallow a little fun, too.
🙌 Yoyo Offredo MVP 2014 🙌
Interesting take on classics prep, Yoann.
I’ve actually had some closer-than-normal deer interactions since moving to CO—the local cervids seem over-antlered, slow, and dumb compared to New England’s population, I’m guessing because there aren’t enough people around to shoot guns at them.
Anyway, glad to have avoided anything like this thus far.
Wonder if the American influence will come through on next year’s European hero cards?
Kill Whitey. @zzzoltron suggested I reply with a revision of a Cholula sticker and a note that said “that’s ok. I’ve decided to parody a superior hot sauce anyway.”
Granted, HTRWW doesn’t advocate “killing whitey”, but still—glad to have avoided anything like this so far.
“But we shouldn’t forget: 20 years ago, there was nothing in Belgium. We had like, 3 or 4 races covered only…and then at the end of the 90s there was this sudden interest from [Sporza]…they were interested in showing the races, and that actually created the whole cyclocross buzz in Belgium more than it was before.”
—Renaat Schotte, revealing to BTB that the US TV coverage problem is easy and completely impossible to fix.
Yeah—I bet you’d forgotten all about Ghiro.
Brush up on Giro d’Italia mascot history now that Lupo Wolfie is on the scene.