Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-01-08, 05:12 AM   #1
shmulb
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SW Ohio
Bikes: Jamis Satellite; Ellsworth Scant
Posts: 212
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A class Athlete

I came across this the other day. This is something that I would like to see kids emulating.
http://everydayathleteblog.com/2008/...to-the-finish/
shmulb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-08, 05:50 AM   #2
Beverly
Senior Member ??
 
Beverly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Englewood,Ohio
Bikes: 2007 Trek Madone 5.0 WSD - 2007 Trek 4300 WSD - 2008 Trek 520 - 2014 Catrike Trail
Posts: 5,094
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice story. I would rather read this type of story than all the ones on doping
__________________
=============================================================

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
-- Antonio Smith
Beverly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-08, 07:32 AM   #3
Metric Man
Old Fart Racing
 
Metric Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Draper UT
Bikes: 2015 Trek Domane 6.9 disc D/A Di2
Posts: 1,347
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's always good to hear of these kinds of stories. In the heat of competition we frequently forget the human aspect and only think of winning. People helping people, doing the right thing, seems odd that we don't hear more of it...perhaps that's because we see less and less of it. Great post.
Metric Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-08, 08:46 AM   #4
BluesDawg
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Bikes: 2015 Specialized AWOL Comp frameset (custom build), 2015 Zukas custom road, 2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S
Posts: 13,275
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Doesn't surprise me a bit. Chris Horner is a class act. I've talked to him a few times over the years at the Tour de Georgia and he has always willingly taken time to talk to fans and just seems like an overall good guy. Not to mention his considerable prowess on the bike.
BluesDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-08, 11:30 AM   #5
George
Senior Member
 
George's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Katy Texas
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix
Posts: 5,409
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
WOW, what a great story. It's nice to know there are still people like Horner.
I just read somewhere, where it's dog eat dog on the race course, that proves the story, to be a myth. Thanks for the story.
__________________
George
George is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-08, 11:48 AM   #6
maddmaxx 
Small Member
 
maddmaxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Leader home built hardtail, Diamondback Response
Posts: 7,140
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1156 Post(s)
I suspect that most atheletes are more like this then we are led to believe. In the world on "man bites dog" journalism, we usually hear only about the worst of human behavior.

On the other hand, since the revinue generating public seems to eat the bad stuff up.........perhaps we have done it to ourselves again.

I like Chris Horner.
__________________
We are an empire. Be sure to use it wisely.
maddmaxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-08, 12:12 PM   #7
BluesDawg
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Bikes: 2015 Specialized AWOL Comp frameset (custom build), 2015 Zukas custom road, 2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S
Posts: 13,275
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by George View Post
WOW, what a great story. It's nice to know there are still people like Horner.
I just read somewhere, where it's dog eat dog on the race course, that proves the story, to be a myth. Thanks for the story.
I wouldn't say that. Horner is a good guy, but don't expect him to cut a competitor any slack. It is dog eat dog on the race course, as it should be.
BluesDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-08, 01:15 PM   #8
jiminos
Senior Member
 
jiminos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i don't know if my kids will look up to Mr. Horner, but i definitely will. This is the stuff that true heroes are made of.
jiminos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-08, 04:50 PM   #9
Mojo Slim
Lincoln, CA
 
Mojo Slim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Lincoln, CA
Bikes: 94 Giant ATX 760, 2001 Biachi Eros, 2005 Giant OCR2 Composite +
Posts: 2,229
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
And it's not a bad testimony for his bike! That frame and wheelset are carrying about 300 lbs or more.
__________________
Truth is stranger than reality.
'96 Giant ATX 760 MTB
'01 Bianchi Eros
'05 Giant OCR Llimited Carbon Fiber + upgrades
Mojo Slim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-08, 05:03 PM   #10
cyclinfool
gone ride'n
 
cyclinfool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Upstate NY
Bikes: Simoncini, Gary Fisher, Specialized Tarmac
Posts: 4,051
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you aren't going to win you might as well be a hero.
Good job for Horner - it shows he thinks beyond his own being.
cyclinfool 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 08:03 PM.