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    Team Sponsors Whose Jerseys You'd Never Wear

    So I came across this article about team Predictor-Lotto's new jerseys... Ok... Who would want to be cruising about in advertising for a home pregnancy test?

    And there's this random woman in the photos... Isn't this fellow glad to know she's not pregnant!



    And tangentially related, I was out in Canada for a week or so at the start of January and, in a grocery store, came across a bottle of Gerolsteiner water - I'd never known what Gerolsteiner was before. Needless to say, I acquired a bottle of overpriced sparkling water. It was good though... sort of like Perrier, but softer. I kept the bottle.
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    Die schokoladenseite des radfahrens.

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    I love our sponsors and sponsors of cycling in general. I don't care what the business is

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    Certainly. But I imagine you might be somewhat more inclined to wear a jersey with the logo of a pleasant sparkling water or a nice educational cable channel rather than a home pregnancy test...
    Die schokoladenseite des radfahrens.

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    I think one of my favorite kits now to be CSC. A2R:AG2R is pretty cool too. If I could ever qualify as a top pro; I'd choose my team not by jersey colors, but by which team leader is inspiring . Suspect I'd choose whatever team Boonen is on. To have to work for the team leader , you'd have to be totally loyal. It would be a life's dream to be able to ride with the pro's for one ,two years . Then write a book about it, like Michael Berry did with his 'Inside the Postal Bus."
    This post could also qualify under 'needed career changes.'
    Which team leader would others choose.? Glad Telecom has no leaders to admire. Would hate to have to wear a pink jersey.

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    If they were paying me I'd wear team kit sponsored by Summers Eve, in hot pink. This, of course, would mean I was fast enough to be on a pro team and could lay down some pain. Winning makes any kit look good, just ask Cippo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treefox
    But I imagine you might be somewhat more inclined to wear a jersey with the logo of a pleasant sparkling water or a nice educational cable channel rather than a home pregnancy test...


    I guess I would care if I was sponsored by Lifetime or the Oxygen networks. Not really. We have some obscure sponsors of our team, like my business.

    I wonder what the "team deal" is for the pregnancy test?

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    If they were paying me I'd wear team kit sponsored by Summers Eve, in hot pink. This, of course, would mean I was fast enough to be on a pro team and could lay down some pain. Winning makes any kit look good, just ask Cippo.
    +1. Pay me to ride for a living and I'll wear whatever the hell you want me to.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat4ever
    I wonder what the "team deal" is for the pregnancy test?
    If that pic is any indication, it looks like the team was looking to save money. Dude looks like he'd have a really tough time making anyone need a pregnancy test.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    If that pic is any indication, it looks like the team was looking to save money. Dude looks like he'd have a really tough time making anyone need a pregnancy test.
    Even ugly guys hung like a noodle can reproduce - as I have proven a couple of times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    If that pic is any indication, it looks like the team was looking to save money. Dude looks like he'd have a really tough time making anyone need a pregnancy test.
    YOu'd note the placement of the dude's right hand. Not quite an Arni grop, but close. And the happy faces. Maybe she passed the predictor test results. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    Even ugly guys hung like a noodle can reproduce - as I have proven a couple of times.


    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    If they were paying me I'd wear team kit sponsored by Summers Eve, in hot pink. This, of course, would mean I was fast enough to be on a pro team and could lay down some pain. Winning makes any kit look good, just ask Cippo.
    Actually, would you? This raises a tangential question; Ifyou were good enough to get a contract, riding as a domestique on a mid tier pro team would you do it? Not sure I would. friggin hard way to earn $40,000 a year.


    (I'd apologize for the threadjack,but I don't see a big loss in the diversion.)

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    For the experience of getting on the bus, I would . Heck yah. Includes food and lodging right. My training, at best I'd expect to be a domestique. But, then maybe should we stumble on the magic genie in the bottle; maybe, we all could win the tour de France. And one of my three wishes from the genie. I would not get hurt and never feel the pain a pro is supposed to adopt to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treefox
    And there's this random woman in the photos... Isn't this fellow glad to know she's not pregnant!
    she's not random (well maybe she is) she's Laura Lynn. apparently she's semi-famous in Belgium. http://www.dailypeloton.com/displayarticle.asp?pk=10249

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
    Actually, would you? This raises a tangential question; Ifyou were good enough to get a contract, riding as a domestique on a mid tier pro team would you do it? Not sure I would. friggin hard way to earn $40,000 a year.


    (I'd apologize for the threadjack,but I don't see a big loss in the diversion.)
    Yeah at that kind of money I'd agree, triple it and I'm in. A few months ago there was a great article by Johnathan Vaughters about the TIAA-CREF team and a race in Europe. The guy they had set for a good result crashed, the condition were pretty miserable, cold, rain, etc. He finished the stage, with his leg and back just shredded from the road rash. I started thinking, man this guys making maybe 50k a year, that's a hard way to make a little scratch. Then again if I were making 50k a year at 22 years of age that's pretty good money at 45 I'm not so sure!

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    they dont have to wear pink, different colors are always up for grabs(white, yellow, green etc. etc. etc. and the two just as bad: different pink and polka). I find the salmon colored kits much less revolting than cippo's zebra kit

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    The Amgen Tour of CA jerseys seem like a PR debacle just teetering on the edge.

    On a side note, the irony of 'south Nascar rednecks sporting Viagra gear is off the charts.

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    Winning makes any kit look good, just ask Cippo
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    I literally put our 9.11 watts/kg for 12 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    If they were paying me I'd wear team kit sponsored by Summers Eve, in hot pink. This, of course, would mean I was fast enough to be on a pro team and could lay down some pain. Winning makes any kit look good, just ask Cippo.
    I think I'd actually buy that jersey and get a boom box and play 'Smells like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana over and over while riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    +1. Pay me to ride for a living and I'll wear whatever the hell you want me to.
    Man oh man, if I win the lottery are you going to regret saying that. ;-)
    -r

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    Quote Originally Posted by rog
    Man oh man, if I win the lottery are you going to regret saying that. ;-)
    I'll take those odds (and the associated money if you win).

    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again...I like those effing kits and I'd wear one with pride.

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    can't ever see myself wearing an 'amore e vita' jersey. don't have any interest in supporting the anti-choice god squad contingent.

    otherwise it's all good.

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    Amore. Don't know anything about that sponsor. But the big arch. No can do.

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    Why didn't you use this photo as the example?


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