Cheesiest Bike Video Ever

Sep 15 2009

It hasn’t been the greatest evening/morning for me. Last night, I spent about 4 hours standing upright on very slow, very crowded trains, got home late, found that @UniversalSports is unfamiliar with the concept of fair use, and on top of all that, had to get up early and find a new spot for Third Tuesday.

Fortunately I found this video on Velogogo to put all that awful in perspective:

The soundtrack, and the money shot of Bob Roll Leonard Nitz removing his hairnet helmet around 1:20, really take it to another level for me.

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10 Responses to “Cheesiest Bike Video Ever”

  1. mike hogan 15 September 2009 at 5:31 pm #

    At 1:20 is Leonard Nitiz [check spelling] removing helment

  2. David Lewis 15 September 2009 at 5:41 pm #

    Whomever it is … thank god it wasn’t Bobke taking off anything more than a hair net ..

  3. Freddy 15 September 2009 at 8:09 pm #


  4. Ben 15 September 2009 at 10:24 pm #

    For a while, I thought the theme song to the Tour Down Under (Fell the RUSH! The sound of wheels in motion!) was the worst thing ever… but then I found this, and realized I had just seen the father of that terrible son.

    *bunny hop*

  5. Dolomite 16 September 2009 at 8:06 pm #

    Got to say some parts of this were filmed in Austin probably around the infamous Tour of Texas.

    • cosmo 16 September 2009 at 8:12 pm #

      I absolutely agree. That was another reason I leaned toward thinking that was Bob Roll. Bobke II had an extensive section on the Tour of Texas, if I recall.

  6. Dolomite 20 September 2009 at 9:24 pm #

    As the incomprable Al Trautwig would say, “You, sir, are correct!”

  7. spellchecker 23 September 2009 at 12:38 pm #

    Mike: I was going to say the same thing–I think it’s Leonard Nitz removing helmet–but I’m a dollar short and 10 days late.

  8. mike hogan 28 September 2009 at 1:04 pm #

    spellchecker: You mite be 10 days late but you are on the right bus, Leonard Nitz was at the Tour of Texas and traveling with Leslie Moore {sp} who also raced in the Tour of Texas

  9. VC Slim 4 October 2009 at 4:04 pm #

    Bobke wrote in either a VeloNews or Winning piece that his Tour of Texas entry fee was large bag of pot. Anyone remember reading it?

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