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Old 10-29-09, 05:01 PM   #1
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large purchase, small irony

Just got a serious deal on a Dura Ace SRM on ebay ($1400!!!) - unit needs new batteries, was skeptical but fired after a brief message to the seller went for it. It now makes sense as the seller was Ivan Dominguez and it was the one that stayed at home while he was in Europe and whatnot. Wonder if it comes with any of his speed...
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ha! that's awesome.
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so you're a pro now right?

i played music at a restaurant where bono ate recently. i'm pretty sure i'm famous.
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Old 10-29-09, 05:28 PM   #4
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i think that puts you closer to fame than me. now if I bought his bibs...
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Old 10-29-09, 05:33 PM   #5
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so you're a pro now right?

i played music at a restaurant where bono ate recently. i'm pretty sure i'm famous.
I sat next to Bo Diddley on a plane and talked to him about music for the whole ride. So, when will the Rock and Roll HOF call my name?

I sat at a table next to Philip Glass's table at a restaurant. My wife knew that I was a big fan and kept nudging me to say "hello". I didn't want to disturb his dinner.

Two very close personal friends of mine are now dead: Hans von Ohain and Daniel C. Drucker. I would go out drinking beers with these guys. If you are an engineering geek you will recognize two of the most important engineers of the 20th Century.

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Old 10-29-09, 06:01 PM   #6
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i think that puts you closer to fame than me. now if I bought his bibs...
no way man! you've got ivan's watts in those cranks!

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I sat next to Bo Diddley on a plane and talked to him about music for the whole ride. So, when will the Rock and Roll HOF call my name?
cool! i bet you're famous and you don't even know it. happens all the time.
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I've been beaten by pros in races .... does that count for anything ?
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Old 10-29-09, 06:41 PM   #8
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I once saw someone I think was famous. That must count for something, right?
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Ivan Dominguez is in the house
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Just got a serious deal on a Dura Ace SRM on ebay ($1400!!!) - unit needs new batteries, was skeptical but fired after a brief message to the seller went for it. It now makes sense as the seller was Ivan Dominguez and it was the one that stayed at home while he was in Europe and whatnot. Wonder if it comes with any of his speed...
That's pretty cool. It's nice to know the history of a tool you use like that. (like my table saw, from a good friend's father's estate)

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+1, including some of Ivan's teammates recently.
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Did you feel all funny inside when you found out?
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tickled and such. and faster.
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I don't think I could stand the thing laughing at me all the time.
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You have now secured Costanzas "john Voit" car.
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With a dead battery all it's going to do is:

























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I have a bike in the garage I got from a multiple national champion, world class elite and olympic racer.

I'm still slow though even when I ride it and some of the parts have minor rust
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Two very close personal friends of mine are now dead: Hans von Ohain and Daniel C. Drucker. I would go out drinking beers with these guys. If you are an engineering geek you will recognize two of the most important engineers of the 20th Century.
I knew who Ohain was as I'm an aviation enthusiast but had to look up Drucker. I envy you for having such close friends sir.
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Enjoy it...I got mine from a seller/shop owner in your neck of the woods, NFlye and I met him at the Tour of the Hilltowns...Hmmm, my cycling improved after that...I wonder...nah...
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Just got a serious deal on a Dura Ace SRM on ebay ($1400!!!) - unit needs new batteries, was skeptical but fired after a brief message to the seller went for it. It now makes sense as the seller was Ivan Dominguez and it was the one that stayed at home while he was in Europe and whatnot. Wonder if it comes with any of his speed...
i wonder what happened to that sycophant of his, that only posted about the new orbeas he bought every other month and dominguez.
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