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Old 02-20-08, 08:41 PM   #1
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ToC 2008, Sierra Road #2.............

everyone is suffering and the gaps between riders are much bigger than previous years...........









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everyone is suffering and the gaps between riders is much bigger than previous years...........



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Oh yeah... the pain, the suffering. This shot says more than words.
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friere hucking a loogey!
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paolo bettini rides alone. last year he lead A grupetto, stomping the pedals out of the saddle with his gold-tipped sidis............



maybe a moment of introspection for the two-time world champ as he rides the AtoC for the last time?



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Nice series Ed... I am staying up past my bedtime to see what you are working on.
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These are all good as expected from you Ed, but the last one from the OP is amazing!
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maybe a moment of introspection for the two-time world champ as he rides the AtoC for the last time?

To me he is thinking about what happened to the pleasure the pain used to bring. That is an image of an aging, (yet highly competitive), athlete. Tired, capable, but not enthused.
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elkman (or whatever) awaits bettini................



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Now we know what he was pondering.........

What the 'F' is that and how am I going to get around it!

Do I have my glasses on, I don't want my eyes poked out.

How/why is that guy running around in a pair of Sidi's, gonna mess those $400 shoes up

That guy must have a strong neck. . . .
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Now we know what he was pondering.........

What the 'F' is that and how am I going to get around it!

Do I have my glasses on, I don't want my eyes poked out.

How/why is that guy running around in a pair of Sidi's, gonna mess those $400 shoes up

That guy must have a strong neck. . . .
more like... all of these years racing, all of those wins, including an olympic gold, and two world championships... and i'm stuck on this fugly bike.

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Now we know what he was pondering.........

What the 'F' is that and how am I going to get around it!

Do I have my glasses on, I don't want my eyes poked out.

How/why is that guy running around in a pair of Sidi's, gonna mess those $400 shoes up

That guy must have a strong neck. . . .
that guy is an ANIMAL !

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. . . what if one of "his" horns gets stuck in my spokes, I wish I had the Roval wheels the strength of the "red star" could really help. . . .
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that guy is an ANIMAL !

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Please tell me you spoke to him?!?!?!?!?!
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finally another group...but this is not the main group! tom danielson (chipotle) is at the center.....





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Please tell me you spoke to him?!?!?!?!?!
oh yeah...i'll post more pics of him later. he will be at every stage and velo news or someone else was taking a video so look for him on you tube.

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caribouman (or whatever) helps the knackered riders over the toughest part of the climb and offers water and words of encouragement..............





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Depth of field is just amazing on your shots. You do this for a living?
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finally the main group with cipo and stuart o'grady at center..............



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Is that a sympathy stash in this pic ... cause I'm pretty sure that ain't DZ. Is Slipstream sponsored by Vivid Video now and I missed it?

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I love the look on Cipo's face
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okay guys i gotta take out the trash, change the water bottle, walk the dog, eat, and pack my stuph for the trip to solvang in the morning.

i'll post a few parting shots before i turn in tonight....and believe me hike up sierra road was tough on this old guy today .

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Is that a sympathy stash in this pic ... cause I'm pretty sure that ain't DZ. Is Slipstream sponsored by Vivid Video now and I missed it?
probably because it's Steven Cozza.
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Impressive - antler dude is running up hill in Sidis.....
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I'm not sure if I can like Elk Man anymore, he appears to be a U of M Griz, I being a Bobcat fan this does not bode well.
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i really would love a poster size pic of this- its classic haha
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