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climbo 12-14-06 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by ecnetsixe
My LA 7 times world champ poster (Graham Watson) just arrived....its HUGE!!!! 40" of inspiration :)

no wonder he can't keep the ladies - ouch ! 40" - can't take your eyes off it hey ?

ecnetsixe 12-14-06 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by matagi
Big Tom rules!!!

Does Montenegro have a national champ's jersey? I reckon that would be sufficiently obscure for even the keenest cycling fan.

i nearly got conned into buying a property in Montenegro with a few mates a couple of years ago...it would of been nice but not my idea of a secure investment. Lots of Croatia is stunning too.

ecnetsixe 12-14-06 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by climbo
no wonder he can't keep the ladies - ouch ! 40" - can't take your eyes off it hey ?

:roflmao: Its not stiff yet....its just rolled up on my desk.

ed073 12-14-06 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by ecnetsixe
i nearly got conned into buying a property in Montenegro with a few mates a couple of years ago...it would of been nice but not my idea of a secure investment. Lots of Croatia is stunning too.


Mark Viduka has a stunning house in Split, I believe.


Top spot.

531Aussie 12-14-06 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by ed073

crikey! Does Puff Chuck 2Pac wear one?

Wilchemy 12-14-06 10:59 PM

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Originally Posted by ecnetsixe
yeah you have already got me running scared of 'D' grade - stop already lol!!!!!!!!!....having grown up playing a lot of cricket I just cant get this idea of 'D' grade being the equivalent to 'D' Grade cricket lol....

:D D grade can be scary coz of a lack of bike skills from some participants.....
What amazed me about D grade was that I was riding about 40-50km per week (including racing:o ) which obviously was not sufficient to progress far, yet there were other blokes doing 300km weeks and still finishing behind me! :eek:

ecnetsixe 12-15-06 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Wilchemy
:D D grade can be scary coz of a lack of bike skills from some participants.....
What amazed me about D grade was that I was riding about 40-50km per week (including racing:o ) which obviously was not sufficient to progress far, yet there were other blokes doing 300km weeks and still finishing behind me! :eek:

Their 300kms were probably mostly 'junk miles' (i.e piss farting around at 150bpm). Then when they got forced into anerobic in the race got burnt out quick? Not enough specificity in their 300kms - probably! What would I know :eek: :o

classic1 12-15-06 02:06 AM

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Originally Posted by ecnetsixe
whats a good avg speed for a good a-grade crit 44kmh? more?

Glenview would be more like 46km/h + on a good day. Fast course though. I've raced there B grade (with a fat guts:) ) and the average was just over 44 - and it wasn't that hard.

ecnetsixe 12-15-06 03:52 AM

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Originally Posted by classic1
Glenview would be more like 46km/h + on a good day. Fast course though. I've raced there B grade (with a fat guts:) ) and the average was just over 44 - and it wasn't that hard.

Im not too sure Paris would look as good in her heels with a fat gut :p

classic1 12-15-06 05:07 AM

You've gotta get over Paris thing dude. I saw the video. Shes a dud root IMO.

ecnetsixe 12-15-06 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by classic1
You've gotta get over Paris thing dude. I saw the video. Shes a dud root IMO.

Yea maybe....but I can relate to Paris as we are both on the same intelliectuall level :D

62vette 12-15-06 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by ecnetsixe
Yea maybe....but I can relate to Paris as we are both on the same intelliectuall level :D

The spelling skillz say it all :D

ecnetsixe 12-16-06 07:22 PM

wow what a day....great weather and a great ride and I come home and low and behold Ch9 have the Cronulla crit race...followed by the cricket....ohhh what did I deserve to be so blessed today!!!

:D :D :D :D :D :D

matagi 12-16-06 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by ecnetsixe
wow what a day.... lo and behold Ch9 have the Cronulla crit race...

Is that what it was? I thought it was a lot of interviews and advertisements interrupted by footage of a bunch of blokes on bikes.:p

Johnny_Monkey 12-17-06 04:25 AM

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Originally Posted by ecnetsixe
wow what a day....great weather and a great ride and I come home and low and behold Ch9 have the Cronulla crit race...followed by the cricket....ohhh what did I deserve to be so blessed today!!!

:D :D :D :D :D :D


I hope Darryl Eastlake was commentating.

Wilchemy 12-17-06 04:46 AM

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Originally Posted by matagi
Is that what it was? I thought it was a lot of interviews and advertisements interrupted by footage of a bunch of blokes on bikes.:p

C'mon matagi - can't you see the relevance of interviewig the coach of the "Cronulla Sharks" rugby league team at a criterium race??? :rolleyes:

Sorry Johhny Monkey, that's as close as they got to big Darryl!

classic1 12-17-06 05:08 AM

Did they show footage of bogans draped in Aussie flags beating up lebbos?

ecnetsixe 12-17-06 05:16 AM

I saw gerrans on beach road just last week so im assuming hes staying home for the rest of the year....why doesnt he ride any local crits? is he busy prepping already for next season. seems like robbie gives a lot of his time to ride as much of the local scene as he can even if hes not taking it too serious at least hes out and around for the local fans. Im not having a go at simon imi just curious as to why he hasnt been around as much as robbie on the local scene???

matagi 12-17-06 05:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Wilchemy
C'mon matagi - can't you see the relevance of interviewing the coach of the "Cronulla Sharks" rugby league team at a criterium race??? :rolleyes:

Yeah, apparently he rode a bicycle as part of his rugby training....once :rolleyes: and who was that decathlon guy? The crowning moment was, of course, interviewing the NSW Minister for Health - we so needed to hear his inane warblings.

I'd really love to take a stopwatch to that broadcast and work out exactly how much actual cycling footage we got in the entire 90 minutes, 'coz I reckon the answer will be - not much.:(

ecnetsixe 12-17-06 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by matagi
Yeah, apparently he rode a bicycle as part of his rugby training....once :rolleyes: and who was that decathlon guy? The crowning moment was, of course, interviewing the NSW Minister for Health - we so needed to hear his inane warblings.

Yeah those interviews were just wack....I kept thinking 'shut up already and put the race back on'.

I did enjoy seeing brown finish. I hadnt seen much of him before.

Johnny_Monkey 12-17-06 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by matagi
Yeah, apparently he rode a bicycle as part of his rugby training....once :rolleyes: and who was that decathlon guy? The crowning moment was, of course, interviewing the NSW Minister for Health - we so needed to hear his inane warblings.

I'd really love to take a stopwatch to that broadcast and work out exactly how much actual cycling footage we got in the entire 90 minutes, 'coz I reckon the answer will be - not much.:(


Yeah, but did the Sharks win or what?

matagi 12-17-06 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
Yeah, but did the Sharks win or what?

NFI mate, NFI :rolleyes:

Wilchemy 12-17-06 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by ecnetsixe
I saw gerrans on beach road just last week so im assuming hes staying home for the rest of the year....why doesnt he ride any local crits? is he busy prepping already for next season. seems like robbie gives a lot of his time to ride as much of the local scene as he can even if hes not taking it too serious at least hes out and around for the local fans. Im not having a go at simon imi just curious as to why he hasnt been around as much as robbie on the local scene???

Robbie has a much higher profile so the crit promoters want him there & so I guess will pay him well just for turning up. He is also a genuine chance to win, wheras Gerro is not a sprinter so crits aren't really where he will shine. I think I saw him in the footage at the crit series up at Noosa & the Gold Coast though.

I think you'll see him at the Bay Crit series too..

ed073 12-17-06 04:04 PM

that dude in the green (Dominguez??) was suffering big time.....the look on his face every time Brown cruised to the front of the group was priceless.

Points to him for hanging tough to the finish.

Brian 12-17-06 04:04 PM

No riding for me lately...

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