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Old 02-27-06, 11:27 AM   #1
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Old 02-27-06, 11:40 AM   #2
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Dammn you got a sharp camera..!
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Old 02-27-06, 11:44 AM   #3
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No kidding. Very nice photos.
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Old 02-27-06, 11:54 AM   #4
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More! More!!

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Old 02-27-06, 12:00 PM   #5
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All right, I'll throw a few more up here.

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Old 02-27-06, 12:01 PM   #6
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double post. Oops!

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Old 02-27-06, 12:10 PM   #7
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fantastic shots! what camera & lens were you using?
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Old 02-27-06, 12:19 PM   #8
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Sweet pics! I like the CSC pic. Do you have any more?
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Old 02-27-06, 12:25 PM   #9
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fantastic shots! what camera & lens were you using?
Thanks! These pics are all with a Canon 70-300IS lens on a Canon 350D (XT) body.

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Old 02-27-06, 12:26 PM   #10
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Sweet pics! I like the CSC pic. Do you have any more?
Yeah, I took about 200 pics throughout the day, but just haven't had the time to go through all of them. I'll try to get a few more up a little later.

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Old 02-27-06, 12:49 PM   #11
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Nice photos...beautiful quality! Camera model numbers almost sound like bike components....
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Old 02-27-06, 01:58 PM   #12
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Nice pictures and good eye. Perfect vantage point.

Sorry I did not catch up with you guys on Saturday. Roman and I positioned ourselves in a different place for each of the last three laps. We finally ended up at the 500m marker just before the bunch sprint on the final lap.

There were lots and lots of good vantage points around the Amgen Campus with few spectators. In some areas, there were more volunteers than fans! But that was alright with me. I actually saw myself in the background of one of the Cyclingnews pictures!

I got some pics of my own but my digital camera is just plain aweful compared to yours.
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Old 02-27-06, 02:06 PM   #13
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I got some pics of my own but my digital camera is just plain aweful compared to yours.
Only a bad musician blames his instrument!!

Yeah, being roughly 25 meters from the finish, my lens and arm made it into the ESPN broadcast!
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Old 02-27-06, 05:11 PM   #14
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Only a bad musician blames his instrument!!

Yeah, being roughly 25 meters from the finish, my lens and arm made it into the ESPN broadcast!
Touche!

If I don't complain about the equipment, then the budget is never adjusted.
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Old 02-27-06, 05:47 PM   #15
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Touche!

If I don't complain about the equipment, then the budget is never adjusted.
That's great!!! :-)

Here's a story that photographers often recite:

Photographer get's onto an elevator with a journalist. Journalist says; "I saw your pictures yesterday, you must have a great camera."

Photographer replies; "I read your story yesterday, you must have a great typewriter."
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Old 02-27-06, 06:31 PM   #16
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Thats awesome you have a great cam. Has anyone ever rode a BMC bike?
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Old 02-27-06, 06:50 PM   #17
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Lettin' himself go since the breakup eh? Is he hiding a Ben & Jerry's gut under that t-shirt?
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Old 02-27-06, 07:31 PM   #18
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Lettin' himself go since the breakup eh? Is he hiding a Ben & Jerry's gut under that t-shirt?
Hard to see the gut with the mass of people (including me) knocking themselves over to get to him. It was almost surreal. One girl was freaking because she reached out and touched his shoulder. She was almost in tears. "I TOUCHED HIM, I TOUCHED HIM!"
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Old 02-27-06, 07:44 PM   #19
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Lettin' himself go since the breakup eh? Is he hiding a Ben & Jerry's gut under that t-shirt?

He had the beard since before the breakup. Well before. Its not uncommon at all for pros in the off season.
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Old 02-28-06, 09:24 AM   #20
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He had the beard since before the breakup. Well before. Its not uncommon at all for pros in the off season.
Beard? What beard? That's scruff.
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Old 02-28-06, 10:06 AM   #21
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p.s. Very nice pics! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-28-06, 10:20 PM   #22
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p.s. Very nice pics! Thanks for sharing!
You bet! Thanks for looking!

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Old 03-01-06, 10:39 AM   #23
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Great pics. It bothers me how much Pollack looks like Zabel.
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Old 03-03-06, 05:26 AM   #24
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man - what happened to the pics? Photbucket sayz the links not there any more?
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Old 03-03-06, 05:46 PM   #25
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man - what happened to the pics? Photbucket sayz the links not there any more?
yeah and i'd like to see them as well. from all the comments they sound like they're worth seeing.
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