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Old 05-15-07, 07:36 AM   #276
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yes.. I am wearing snakeskin shoes... I think this is the day I had to take a knee in the middle of the road. I blew up so bad on a climb, I couldnt see.

HUGE legs!
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Old 05-15-07, 07:50 AM   #277
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Jet-lagged, still a little hung over, and having gone too hard the day before... Here I am living up to my tag line. #134. New kit looks nice, though.

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Driving things just before we split the field and sent our guys up the road in the winning move (which was won by a team mate - not shown in pic). That was a good day, but seems like a long time ago.
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Jet-lagged, still a little hung over, and having gone too hard the day before... Here I am living up to my tag line. #134. New kit looks nice, though.

is it me, or is 138 (or maybe it's 139 - the short dude with red booties) checking out your cottage of wattage?
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is it me, or is 138 (or maybe it's 139 - the short dude with red booties) checking out your cottage of wattage?
Possibly... But it's a pretty substantial cottage with not much wattage.
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Old 05-15-07, 08:19 AM   #281
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I generally don't comment very often on these types of things, but I concur.
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Just in from my race on May 3rd. On the run into the finish.

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Old 05-15-07, 08:24 AM   #283
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Just in from my race on May 3rd. On the run into the finish.

So if anyone asks again whether cyclists are athletes, all we need to do is show a pic of NomadVW and they'll be reminded. 5 times.

Lookin' strong, man... Are you SURE you want to move to DC?
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where do you guys get all of your pics from?

all i've got are pics from the ol' days in the US, or me riding a Gran Fondo?

Here's a 22 month old snap (riding more than racing, but I seemed to have attracted a crowd ).


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where do you guys get all of your pics from?
We're lucky to have some good photographers at most of the bigger races in the area, and they post their pics/sell prints/etc.

The two best around here are Jim Wilson (http://images.jamesrwilson.com/2007) and Kevin Dillard (www.velophotos.net), IMHO.
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All big events in Japan use http://www.allsports.jp
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We're lucky to have some good photographers at most of the bigger races in the area, and they post their pics/sell prints/etc.

The two best around here are Jim Wilson (http://images.jamesrwilson.com/2007) and Kevin Dillard (www.velophotos.net), IMHO.
ah... yes, enterprising photographers. they don't exist over here.

a few weeks ago a friend came by my race to take some pics. he wanted to surprise me. he succeeded, primarily because he arrived after my race was over.
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Impressive. I've tried picking my nose while I ride and I just don't have what it takes.

But seriously, this post is just an expression of my extreme jealousy that you've done that Dolomites-ride-of-a-lifetime, what, three times now?

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Impressive. I've tried picking my nose while I ride and I just don't have what it takes.

But seriously, this post is just an expression of my extreme jealousy that you've done that Dolomites-ride-of-a-lifetime, what, three times now?

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it'll be three times in a row this July.

why don't you do it next year?

chances are that you'll be a shoe-in to get a place, seeing as there are so few yanks doing it. otherwise you can do one of the overpriced tours, or carpenter-phinney bike camp packages.
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How much would a trip like that cost?
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How much would a trip like that cost?
don't know exact amounts. i'm paying 450 for a entry and 5 nights hotel with breakfast and dinner included.

factor in flight and possibly a car rental, plus lunch, etc...

it's not that bad.
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Hmmm.......

Where would I fly into, and what are the dates? Just curious what a ballpark price on a flight would be. I'd also have to buy a bike case, so I'd have to factor that cost in as well.
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HUGE legs!

Thanks for lookin!
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why don't you do it next year?
I'm very interested. To avoid detracting further from this thread (my fault entirely), perhaps I could convince you to start a separate post with some information about it. Anyone else from BF interested in this event next year?

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if I'm not broke.
Or sick or 10lbs too heavy.
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I'll always be 10 pounds too heavy....I can't seem to shy away from "good tasting" food (pizza, cakes, cookies, ice cream, etc.) for very long.

Sick on the other hand.....that's starting to bug me. Right now it's allergies, but the building at work seems to be a breeding ground for illness (always seems to be a lot of sick people around).
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Hmmm.......

Where would I fly into, and what are the dates? Just curious what a ballpark price on a flight would be. I'd also have to buy a bike case, so I'd have to factor that cost in as well.
keep i mind that this will be for next year.

venice, treviso, verona... those are airports in the vicinity, more or less.

it happens every 1st weekend of july. registration is in early-mid october. it's amazingly well organized.

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I'm very interested. To avoid detracting further from this thread (my fault entirely), perhaps I could convince you to start a separate post with some information about it. Anyone else from BF interested in this event next year?

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i'll knock something together in the coming days. will let you know when it's ready.
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I would go
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