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    Rock Racing

    Rock Racing is my new favorite team

    The owner is trying something new, and the edginess is impressing me

    What are everyones opinion's?

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    How can you NOT like the Ninja Turtlesque team kit. Mario rips for 3rd today. Just TOO MUCH!

    The thing I like least about Rock is the owner's ego. The end result is cool, though.

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    i like them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TysonB View Post
    The thing I like least about Rock is the owner's ego. The end result is cool, though.
    Ball was on stage today and made a $10k donation to a local boys and girls club. he also said that he will be making many other donations in other cities around the state to help "at risk kids" get back on track since he claims that he was one himself.

    gotta give him credit for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MACinRWC View Post
    Rock Racing is my new favorite team

    The owner is trying something new, and the edginess is impressing me


    What are everyones opinion's?
    take advantage of the fact that the search engine is working again, and find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    take advantage of the fact that the search engine is working again, and find out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TysonB View Post
    How can you NOT like the Ninja Turtlesque team kit. Mario rips for 3rd today. Just TOO MUCH!

    The thing I like least about Rock is the owner's ego. The end result is cool, though.

    Tyson
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    i actually thought the owner was the chaffeur when he pulled up in the rolls and let two very beautiful women out of the back seat.

    he was dressed in all black, had dark black glasses and his black hair was slicked back. he moved very deliberately and looked around like he knew he was on stage.

    all the rock team staff have black hair and all wear black.

    i'll be surprised if they are around in two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MACinRWC View Post
    The owner is trying something new!, and the edginess is impressing me

    I also think this is great for the sport, they definetely have my eye!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtadpole View Post
    I also think this is great for the sport, they definetely have my eye!
    Same here, this is great for the sport.

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    Micheal Ball is an a-$-$-hat and his lack of ethics make me question his integrity and sincerity in fielding a team. Beside for that, he's brilliant.

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    He says some stupid sh*t sometimes but you have to give credit to a guy who's willing to dump money into the sport when most sponsors are heading for the hills.

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    I enjoyed his quote in Velo News. When asked why he invested in a bike team, his answer was "because cycling is ****ing awesome".


    At the prologue I rode by him and his escort of both male and female models. The crowd was almost in shock to see that at a bike race. I guess he gets the models from the clothing company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanders View Post
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    welcome home.
    funny. i was only +/-100 miles away from High Point yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MACinRWC View Post
    I enjoyed his quote in Velo News. When asked why he invested in a bike team, his answer was "because cycling is ****ing awesome".


    At the prologue I rode by him and his escort of both male and female models. The crowd was almost in shock to see that at a bike race.
    I guess he gets the models from the clothing company.
    more likely a modeling agency.

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    whatever

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    the autograph session everyday is cool too.

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    When I first heard about these guys, I was like "That's cool!" Then, I started seeing the roster he was putting together and I was like "meh." But then he got Cippo and I was like "F YEAH!" Then, I read the Velonews thing a couple weeks ago about how he handled his sponsors and said he'd build his own wheels... blah, blah, blah, and I thought he was a d-bag.

    Then, I saw this today and I really think he's in it for the right reasons. Honestly, I don't know how an owner of a "high-end jeans company" could not come off d-baggy most of the time but I think the whole thing is cool'er than it is d-baggy:

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    One of the things I like about cycling is the real teamwork and the amazing humility of some of the top riders... Bettini, Hincapie, Boonen, even Leipheimer... they're all decent human beings. Pro sports in this country is so much macho profiling and low IQ ******bags.

    I'm not sure I'd call formulaic macho fashion for "edginess". I mean skulls, fer chrissakes! How played out is that? Follow it for a couple more years to it's inevitable conclusion and you've got pro wrestling with wheels.

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    I saw Michael Ball today at the finish line in Sacramento yelling at his entourage. I'm pretty sure that he, Botero, and Sevilla we're all wearing make up. Didn't look like Hamilton was, so I hopeful he hasn't completely bought in to the hype. Sevilla looked like he was 16 year old girl dressed up for a night on the town.

    But, on the good side, they've got people talking and their bikes and cars are friggin' cool looking.
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    "bad-boy image" + "bored Lance/Discovery fan base" = $

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    Hopefully Freddy signed a short contract.

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    best looking bikes in the bunch

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    What's not to like...


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    Whats up with the Blu blockers? I think I know the asian chick in the middle.

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