Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-29-07, 12:59 PM   #1
Dubbayoo
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Dubbayoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Atlanta
Bikes: Pedal Force QS3
Posts: 7,681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Speaking of guys who...

couldn't ride a straight line if they were on rails...check out Graeme Browne, the Rabobank. He switches right to get on Boonen's (who was moving left anyway) wheel, takes out Steels then ends up further left than he was to begin with. Yes, he was relegated and rightfully so.

Dubbayoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-07, 01:05 PM   #2
bdcheung
Carpe Diem
 
bdcheung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MABRA
Bikes: 2007 CAAD9; 2014 CAADX; PedalForce CG1
Posts: 13,147
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Idiot. He should be stuck in a cage with Tammy Thomas.
__________________
"When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
ΛΧΑ ΔΞ179 - 15% off your first Hammer Nutrition order!
bdcheung is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-07, 01:10 PM   #3
Namenda
.
 
Namenda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: "The Woo", MA
Bikes:
Posts: 4,830
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bdcheung
Idiot. He should be stuck in a cage with Tammy Thomas.

You never know...he might like that.
Namenda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-07, 01:21 PM   #4
Cypress
Giving you the business.
 
Cypress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Bikes: Ridley Noah, Giant Trinity Advanced, Specialized Crux
Posts: 4,441
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
******* ow.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moderator
Dear Cypress,

You have received an infraction at Bike Forums.
Cypress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-07, 01:21 PM   #5
botto 
.
 
botto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 40,362
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
robbie must have taught brown well.
botto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-07, 02:06 PM   #6
CarlJStoneham
TX Ciclista
 
CarlJStoneham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Ft Worth, TX
Bikes: '05 Trek 1500 & '00 Trek 2000
Posts: 1,344
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dial_tone
Yes, he was relegated and rightfully so.
Apologies for a noob question, but I don't read my Cycle Sport as diligently I should. "Relegated" means...? He was sent to the "minors"?
__________________
CarlJStoneham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-07, 02:08 PM   #7
botto 
.
 
botto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 40,362
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
"Relegated" means he was relegated to the last position of the bunch.
botto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-07, 02:11 PM   #8
Namenda
.
 
Namenda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: "The Woo", MA
Bikes:
Posts: 4,830
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
He was probably castigated, also.
Namenda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-07, 02:13 PM   #9
Dubbayoo
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Dubbayoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Atlanta
Bikes: Pedal Force QS3
Posts: 7,681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would give anything to hear what they yell at him during the next sprint.
Dubbayoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-07, 02:21 PM   #10
3MTA3
★ ★ ★
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 2,068
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i was going to say in the "can't beat me" thread that i'm shocked every time i see a sprint like that & there isn't a crash. those guys weave in & out all over the place like it's total anarchy & how it doesn't happen more often blows me away.
3MTA3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-07, 04:33 PM   #11
Snicklefritz
Senior Member
 
Snicklefritz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: In the middle of horse country, in The Garden State
Bikes:
Posts: 3,159
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bdcheung
Idiot. He should be stuck in a cage with Tammy Thomas.
oh yeah, the track dude with the bad haircut.
Snicklefritz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-07, 05:05 PM   #12
bdcheung
Carpe Diem
 
bdcheung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MABRA
Bikes: 2007 CAAD9; 2014 CAADX; PedalForce CG1
Posts: 13,147
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Yeah, that guy.
__________________
"When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
ΛΧΑ ΔΞ179 - 15% off your first Hammer Nutrition order!
bdcheung is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-07, 05:40 PM   #13
cmh
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes:
Posts: 2,515
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I noticed in those pics that Boonen is the only guy sprinting with his mouth closed!

And it looks like Petacchi might have had the win if he had thrown his bike rather than looking over at Boonen.
cmh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-07, 07:14 PM   #14
I am The Edge
Abby Normal
 
I am The Edge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Torrance, CA
Bikes: Leader LD-736R
Posts: 508
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmh
IAnd it looks like Petacchi might have had the win if he had thrown his bike rather than looking over at Boonen.

he knew he was beat thats why he looked.
I am The Edge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-07, 11:40 PM   #15
classic1
Senior Member
 
classic1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5,018
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by botto
robbie must have taught brown well.
McEwen and Brown don't appear to get on very well after Brown nearly ran half a peloton into a parked car during a criterium in Melbourne a couple of years ago. McEwen was on the wheel in the sprint when it happened. Brown had a couple of green jersey winners, two Olympic champions and a few world champs wanting to pound him. Made for some interesting interviews on TV.

Having said that, Brown is a very classy rider, has and excellent sprint and is a dual Olympic gold medallist. He may step up a level this year, just as long as he keeps a straight line.
classic1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-07, 11:59 PM   #16
Dubbayoo
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Dubbayoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Atlanta
Bikes: Pedal Force QS3
Posts: 7,681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by classic1
Having said that, Brown is a very classy rider, has and excellent sprint and is a dual Olympic gold medallist. He may step up a level this year, just as long as he keeps a straight line.
He might even win a few if he does....as they say, shortest distance between two points.
Dubbayoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-07, 12:32 AM   #17
scottmorrison99
New! With Self Loathing!
 
scottmorrison99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fairfield, California
Bikes: 2013 Jamis Xenith T time trial bike, 2013 Jamis Xenith Elite
Posts: 1,612
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmh
And it looks like Petacchi might have had the win if he had thrown his bike rather than looking over at Boonen.
Nope, Petacchi is just making sure Browne isn't headed his way!
__________________
Scotty

Weird Bike Guy Blog
scottmorrison99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-07, 01:02 AM   #18
Dubbayoo
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Dubbayoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Atlanta
Bikes: Pedal Force QS3
Posts: 7,681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cutting off a past-his-prime Steels is one thing. You can be sure if he ever does that to Boonen, McEwen or Petacchi you'll never see him cross the finish line near the front again.
Dubbayoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-07, 05:08 AM   #19
531Aussie
Aluminium Crusader :-)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Bikes:
Posts: 9,991
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Aussie 'Browny' smashes his way to 3rd! :-) Cool photo

....but was relegate

http://www.cyclingnews.com/road.php?...tar07/qatar072
531Aussie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-07, 05:15 AM   #20
bdcheung
Carpe Diem
 
bdcheung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MABRA
Bikes: 2007 CAAD9; 2014 CAADX; PedalForce CG1
Posts: 13,147
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
[URL="removed, as it linked to this thread"[/URL]

^^ already been posted. that thread has a better pic, too.
__________________
"When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
ΛΧΑ ΔΞ179 - 15% off your first Hammer Nutrition order!
bdcheung is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-07, 05:32 AM   #21
Wilchemy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Bikes: Wilier, Alchemy, Merida MTB,
Posts: 666
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by classic1
McEwen and Brown don't appear to get on very well after Brown nearly ran half a peloton into a parked car during a criterium in Melbourne a couple of years ago. McEwen was on the wheel in the sprint when it happened. Brown had a couple of green jersey winners, two Olympic champions and a few world champs wanting to pound him. Made for some interesting interviews on TV.

Having said that, Brown is a very classy rider, has and excellent sprint and is a dual Olympic gold medallist. He may step up a level this year, just as long as he keeps a straight line.
The Bay Series Crits were awesome that year...Brownie got "sorted" in a later race IIRC.
Wilchemy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-07, 05:52 AM   #22
branman1986
Eternal Cat3 Rookie
 
branman1986's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Bikes: 2004 Giant TCR2 Composite & 2006 Fuji Touring
Posts: 1,167
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
aussie hooligans
branman1986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-07, 06:38 AM   #23
DrPete 
Dirt-riding heretic
 
DrPete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Bikes: Lynskey R230/Red, Blue Triad SL/Red, Cannondale Scalpel 3/X9
Posts: 17,415
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How is it "cool" that this bull in a China shop made a move that 1. was illegal and 2. left another rider crashed and bloodied?

I'm a fan of Aussie sprinters too, but that was a dumb, dangerous move.
__________________
"Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."
DrPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-07, 07:54 AM   #24
531Aussie
Aluminium Crusader :-)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Bikes:
Posts: 9,991
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ooops!

someone can delete this thread if they want
531Aussie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-07, 08:04 AM   #25
531Aussie
Aluminium Crusader :-)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Bikes:
Posts: 9,991
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
is it normal for guys like Boonen and Petacchi to race so early in the year?
531Aussie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:45 AM.