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 07-14-08, 08:26 AM   #1
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
Thread Starter
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Bikes: 2013 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict, 2015 Scott Scale 700SL MTB
Posts: 59,534
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 152 Post(s)
Cadel's crash

Apparently some woman drops her handbag on the course and Cadel hit it @ 35-40mph and went down (they said 60 km/h on TV). He had no memory of the crash, and I was rather astonished he was able to get back on terms and finish the stage without losing time. Talk about HTFU. That's amazing. The guy looked like he had been through a wood chipper. That was an amazing display of toughness.

J. Vaughters had the quote of the day yesterday, about how if you want to know what it's like to crash in a pro bike race you should strip down to your skivvies, get in your car, take it up to 35-45 mph and then roll out the friggin door. I can testify from crashes @ 25 mph to the accuracy of that statement. I don't want to go down at 30+ mph.

Ouch.
patentcad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 08:30 AM   #2
Snuffleupagus
Aut Vincere Aut Mori
 
Snuffleupagus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Bikes: Irish Cycles Tir na Nog, Jack Kane Team Racing, Fuji Aloha 1.0, GT Karakoram, Motobecane Fly Team
Posts: 4,165
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Three crashes above 30mph. Two required trips to the doctor, one I got back on and did about 5 more laps in the crit before the blood loss started to make me feel dizzy. I can't imagine finishing a tour stage in the kind of pain I was in.
Snuffleupagus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 11:12 AM   #3
cmh
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes:
Posts: 2,516
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yep. Kudos to Evans on a very tough ride. You won't get many agreeing to that on this forum though. Evans isn't too well thought of around here.
cmh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 11:24 AM   #4
Starclimber
Blue Straggler
 
Starclimber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Delta
Bikes: Miele Pisasheeta, Airborne Thunderbolt
Posts: 1,189
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Suffice it to say that after today's stage he's sucking at the right end of the standings. Chapeau!
__________________
Coach Bill
Starclimber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 11:43 AM   #5
asmallsol
Cat3.*....Cat2
 
asmallsol's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Livonia, MI
Bikes: A lot.
Posts: 2,171
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
On the Verse news flash, he thinks that it wasn't the hand bag, and says he remember another rider infront of him taking a corner way too fast then he was done.

As for the comercial, thats about what it feels like. 31mph for my crash.
Quote:
13:00:15 - Cadel Evans – “I thought: ‘Oh no! I’ve lost the Tour…!’”
LeTour.fr had an exclusive interview with the rider currently ranked second in the general classification late last night. Cadel Evans explained what he remembers of the crash that caused him to lose skin “from toe to neck” on the left side of his body. “One moment I was following an Euskaltel rider and I remember thinking, ‘He’s going too fast for that corner.’ The next thing I was doing was picking myself up off the road.
“Really, I don’t know what happened. But when I stood, I was frightened. I thought, ‘Oh no! I’ve lost the Tour! For a brief moment, I thought I’d broken a bone. I was sore all over but then I did a quick body check. Collarbone, okay. Arms, bleeding but all good. Legs: I’m standing… must be okay. Right, where’s my bike? I better get going again…!”
After the crash at the 106km mark of the 224km stage, a hand bag from a spectator was caught up in his chain but the Australian believes that it was not what caused the fall, rather a result of the bike flying to the side of the road and into the crowd.
asmallsol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 11:50 AM   #6
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
Thread Starter
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Bikes: 2013 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict, 2015 Scott Scale 700SL MTB
Posts: 59,534
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 152 Post(s)
And how about that C. Vandevelde? Hangin very, very tough.

Great Tour so far.
patentcad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 11:59 AM   #7
Bnjmn
Senior Member
 
Bnjmn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes:
Posts: 324
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
"Yeah, whatever, I just can't get into the Tour/Pro Cycling"

How can people say this??!! Evans has a tumbler which leads to a cracked helmet and ends up in yellow the following day which has 2 HC climbs. That is great stuff.
And Vande Velde...I don't know what to think...I want him to do well but it is hard to believe he doing so well especially after a vicious stage like today. Hopefully he rests well and can keep putting out for the next couple weeks.
Bnjmn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 12:28 PM   #8
daytonian
elitist jerk
 
daytonian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Blow - hio
Bikes: CAAD9
Posts: 4,188
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
we all look weeni-licous in our helmets, but those Specialized look ridiculous from behind. Remind me of a nurse's paper hair bonnet.
daytonian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 12:39 PM   #9
asmallsol
Cat3.*....Cat2
 
asmallsol's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Livonia, MI
Bikes: A lot.
Posts: 2,171
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by daytonian View Post
we all look weeni-licous in our helmets, but those Specialized look ridiculous from behind. Remind me of a nurse's paper hair bonnet.
I thought the exact same thing. Its a shame because I really like the look of the front end, weight, colors, ect, but the back end looked stupid so for the replacement lid for my last crash (atmos) was replaced by an Ionos instead of the s-works/decibel
asmallsol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 12:45 PM   #10
John Wilke
Senior Member
 
John Wilke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Milwaukee
Bikes:
Posts: 3,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I went over the bars once at 35mph. I still have the backless jersey. (and remember sleeping on my stomach for two weeks)
John Wilke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 12:52 PM   #11
Dubbayoo
Senior Member
 
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 crashed on a concrete velodrome doing about 30mph. I lost some skin but the bike got the worst of it.
Dubbayoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 01:07 PM   #12
fly:yes/land:no
abandoning
 
fly:yes/land:no's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 2,068
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by daytonian View Post
we all look weeni-licous in our helmets, but those Specialized look ridiculous from behind. Remind me of a nurse's paper hair bonnet.
decibel
=
fly:yes/land:no is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 01:19 PM   #13
daytonian
elitist jerk
 
daytonian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Blow - hio
Bikes: CAAD9
Posts: 4,188
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
LOL the van looks better
daytonian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 01:50 PM   #14
roadwarrior
Senior Member
 
roadwarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: The Bike Business!!!
Bikes: Cannondale Super Six High Mod, Evo, Sram Red, CAAD9 Rival
Posts: 10,499
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
And how about that C. Vandevelde? Hangin very, very tough.

Great Tour so far.
Yeah. Really great.

I just hope that I can believe what I am seeing. This is astoundingly better than he's ever done before.

Maybe it's just that he's had it in him and been on the wrong team. He was a domestique with Postal, crashed out of both his Tours, been in the top 30 or so recently. But he's playing in the deep end of the pool now.

More power to him.

I guess this will shut up the Vaughters and Slipstream doubters for a while.
roadwarrior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 02:14 PM   #15
enjoi07
Senior Member
 
enjoi07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: san diego
Bikes: custom caad9
Posts: 2,970
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i cant get enough of this tour.
enjoi07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 02:34 PM   #16
ericcox
Trying to keep up
 
ericcox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Fort Worth
Bikes: Orbea Onix & Bianchi Premio
Posts: 1,907
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by roadwarrior View Post
Yeah. Really great.

I just hope that I can believe what I am seeing. This is astoundingly better than he's ever done before.

Maybe it's just that he's had it in him and been on the wrong team. He was a domestique with Postal, crashed out of both his Tours, been in the top 30 or so recently. But he's playing in the deep end of the pool now.

More power to him.

I guess this will shut up the Vaughters and Slipstream doubters for a while
.
That was my immediate thought. Who knows, maybe he has always been clean, and recent crackdowns have made the playing field more level for riders of his ability. I can't imagine the sh*tstorm if it turns out he is on something & were to get caught. Slipstream wouldn't exactly be the poster child anymore.

Anyhow, I'll enjoy it for the time being. I'll see if I can find those blinders -- they must be around here somewhere. Here's hoping he keeps hanging tough. And kudos to Cadel for riding on the front today.
ericcox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 03:16 PM   #17
roadwarrior
Senior Member
 
roadwarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: The Bike Business!!!
Bikes: Cannondale Super Six High Mod, Evo, Sram Red, CAAD9 Rival
Posts: 10,499
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ericcox View Post
That was my immediate thought. Who knows, maybe he has always been clean, and recent crackdowns have made the playing field more level for riders of his ability.
Excellent point.

I was thinking more along the lines of his rol eon the team prevented him from playing at the top level. I mean he's always been a real good rider that had some bad luck.

Who knows?

That's why it's called "racing".
roadwarrior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 04:07 PM   #18
ElJamoquio
Burning Matches.
 
ElJamoquio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: Motobecane Le Champion SL, Cervelo P2SL
Posts: 9,666
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 215 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by roadwarrior View Post
Yeah. Really great.

I just hope that I can believe what I am seeing. This is astoundingly better than he's ever done before.

Maybe it's just that he's had it in him and been on the wrong team.
That was what I was about to type, before I read that you typed it (did I get that right?). I don't recall him ever being in a position to try, kind of like Landis.

OK, OK, maybe Landis wasn't the best example.
__________________
Reacting is mind candy; it requires no thought. Thinking is tedious.

Bikeforums 'Group Buy': Kinlin Rims, Sapim/DT Spokes, Formula/Bitex Hubs


"The only good race pace is suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die."
-Steve Prefontaine
ElJamoquio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 05:21 PM   #19
julz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sydney
Bikes: FBM Mastr Blastr
Posts: 70
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
One crash at 55 km/h and four days in hospital. I had no chance to put my hands down and hit the ground head first.
julz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 05:36 PM   #20
NomadVW 
部門ニ/自転車オタク
 
NomadVW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Yuma, AZ
Bikes: 2005 Specialized Roubaix Elite, 2005 Specialized FSR XC Comp, 2008 Blue T16, 2009 Blue RC8, Fetish Cycles Road Bike
Posts: 3,172
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fly:yes/land:no View Post
decibel
=
Its a thing of beauty..... swoon
__________________
Envision, Energize, Enable
NomadVW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 05:38 PM   #21
NomadVW 
部門ニ/自転車オタク
 
NomadVW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Yuma, AZ
Bikes: 2005 Specialized Roubaix Elite, 2005 Specialized FSR XC Comp, 2008 Blue T16, 2009 Blue RC8, Fetish Cycles Road Bike
Posts: 3,172
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by enjoi07 View Post
i cant get enough of this tour.
Agreed. I read the text ticker at work but STILL can't wait to get home and watch the DVR. Now if it was just Andrew and Brian instead of Phil and Paul.... stage 10 done and I'm metaphor'd out.
__________________
Envision, Energize, Enable
NomadVW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 08:28 PM   #22
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
Thread Starter
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Bikes: 2013 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict, 2015 Scott Scale 700SL MTB
Posts: 59,534
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 152 Post(s)
Who's that new dude who replaced A. Trautwig? I liked Al. This new guy blows. Where did they get him? What they couldn't afford Trautwig's excessive contract demands? What did Al want, a biz class plane ticket and another 3 grand for the month?
patentcad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 08:49 PM   #23
Electric_Elvis
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Who's that new dude who replaced A. Trautwig? I liked Al. This new guy blows. Where did they get him? What they couldn't afford Trautwig's excessive contract demands? What did Al want, a biz class plane ticket and another 3 grand for the month?

I bet Al is in Beijing!
Electric_Elvis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-08, 09:18 PM   #24
NomadVW 
部門ニ/自転車オタク
 
NomadVW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Yuma, AZ
Bikes: 2005 Specialized Roubaix Elite, 2005 Specialized FSR XC Comp, 2008 Blue T16, 2009 Blue RC8, Fetish Cycles Road Bike
Posts: 3,172
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elsewhere
Craig Hummer was born in Akron, Ohio and began his swimming career at the age of 5. Hummer was a three time High School All-American and a 17 time All-American while attending Kenyon College on an academic scholarship. Upon graduation, Hummer moved to Southern California, where he has made his presence known by capturing 6 straight National Lifeguard Championships. Craig is the only American to ever receive an invitation to compete in "The Uncle Toby Series", a prestigious Australian lifesaving competition with a purse exceeding one million dollars. Additional victories achieved by Hummer include seven U.S. Ocean Ironman Champion titles and 100 surf race wins. Hummer dominated the ocean swim world for 8 years and decided in 1996 to turn his attention towards a career in sports broadcasting. Craig also enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and two daughters, Madison and Daisy.

This story came from the Southern California Aquatics website SCAQ website.
..
__________________
Envision, Energize, Enable
NomadVW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-08, 01:52 AM   #25
Dalai
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Australia
Bikes:
Posts: 2,010
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by NomadVW View Post
Its a thing of beauty..... swoon
Agreed NomadVW! Very nice Mid 70's T2 Bay Window

*Owner of a 77 Bay Window - Sunliner Camper conversion
Dalai 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 01:04 AM.