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Old 06-05-09, 06:44 AM   #1
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I'd love to be in a break with this guy....

....because I'd actually be able to get some recovery on his wheel.



Thats one tall bike racer.
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Old 06-05-09, 06:54 AM   #2
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move to the netherlands, guys like that are a dime a dozen.

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One of my leadout guys, in the early 90s, was about 6'6", rode a 66 cdale with a 400mm mtb post at max height. I rode a 50 cdale back then, so the opposite end of the size spectrum.

I found that I needed a guy between me and the leadout guy because, frankly, drafting knees doesn't do much for me.

btw he's the one I went to Belgium with, and he was very strong for a year or two.

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Is that Ryan Trebon?
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Old 06-05-09, 07:45 AM   #6
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Is that Ryan Trebon?
yes. he looks a lot bigger than in cyclocross (musculature, not height).
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That looks like a good ad for the strength of Edge rims.
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The guy behind him is my teammate Allen. Allen is maybe 5'6". Serious draft

So bummed I couldn't go to Hood...
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I am 5'5". Everybody over 5'11" looks like that to me.
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Old 06-05-09, 09:50 AM   #10
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yes. he looks a lot bigger than in cyclocross (musculature, not height).
You should see his saddle to bar drop. He was in a cyclocross race in Oregon one time and pulled up next to me (my teammate was offering beer handups... fun times). His saddle was nearly at my chest.
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I've been in a break with that guy (not a break of 2, and it was a completely flat race). I was in serious pain even with the enormous draft. Those freakishly long legs can put out a lot of power.
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there comes a point where you actually get less draft because their body is a foot higher than yours
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there comes a point where you actually get less draft because their body is a foot higher than yours
a foot or more! Wonder if Bill Walton ever raced? Looks like he is on the track.

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a foot or more! Wonder if Bill Walton ever raced? Looks like he is on the track.

Jesus H. Christ - that is what I call a head tube!
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wow.
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a foot or more! Wonder if Bill Walton ever raced? Looks like he is on the track.

that's not bill walton, that's waterrockets in high school.
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Those better be 14in wheels
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Here's a Walton road bike.

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barcons cause how the **** would he reach the downtube from all the way up there?
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I've been in a break with that guy (not a break of 2, and it was a completely flat race). I was in serious pain even with the enormous draft. Those freakishly long legs can put out a lot of power.
+1. He did a crit down here in SoCal. The course was pretty flat, but I remember he was really strong. I think he got last out of the break though.
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Here's a Walton road bike.

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bit like conan o'brien's bike.

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bit like conan o'brien's bike.

! He's paler than I am.
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If I tried riding this bike, I'd be saying "Yao!"





(The second picture would give a better perspective if he were standing on the same level as the bike.)
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Those headtubes are crazy!!!!
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that's not bill walton, that's waterrockets in high school.
I is weird how bike wheels just don't look like they're full size under me from race photos. I need some 750c wheels.
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