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Old 07-20-05, 08:57 PM   #1
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The Devil!



Sorry if this has been posted before, but this guy cracks me up.
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Old 07-20-05, 09:03 PM   #2
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Hey that looks like Moocher's Dad.
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Old 07-20-05, 09:27 PM   #3
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This guy, a German, is very popular along the Tour and has been for many years now. He is usually visible at all the mountain stages.
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Old 07-20-05, 09:39 PM   #4
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he apparently uses a different trident depending on the specific type of stage
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Old 07-20-05, 09:41 PM   #5
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He at the World Championships, Olymipcs, other Gran tours as well, all over the world.
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Old 07-20-05, 11:13 PM   #6
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is it my imagination, or was he wearing green in one of the stages?
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Old 07-21-05, 02:17 AM   #7
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I saw this same guy at the world cycling championships in my home town of Hamilton, Canada. I was just a lowly mountain biker at that time and had no idea. I thought he was just a strange dude in a devil outfit. Had I known then what I know now, I would have shook his hand. That dude rocks.
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Old 07-21-05, 02:48 AM   #8
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The Devil is awesome! He is Didi Senft and also holds the record for building the world's largest bicycle:
Didi Senft - Velo Designer And Devil of the Tour de France

More links:
BF thread: The Devil
BF thread: Didi Senft - Devil of the Tour de France
BBC: Didi Senft - Devil of the Tour de France
Didi Senft - Devil of Grand Tours
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Old 07-21-05, 10:11 AM   #9
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One amusing thing I read is that Didi will go up the road one or two kilometers from where he will be positioned and paint a few tridents on the road to alert the riders he's up ahead. That man is a crazy genius.
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Old 07-21-05, 01:24 PM   #10
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I like the guy in the red speedo and afro wig.
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Old 07-21-05, 02:10 PM   #11
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I hate to ask... pics?
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Old 07-22-05, 05:52 AM   #12
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I hate to ask... pics?
Stage 8: Pieter Weening (Rabobank) cresting the summit of Col de la Schlucht with an enthusiastic fan chasing him...

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Old 07-22-05, 06:15 AM   #13
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That's a BIG bike! How does one get on and off of it, I wonder? (or get it started with those massive wheels!)
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at least that guy is covering his butt, unlike the guy in yesterday's stage with the yellow umbrella hat.
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at least that guy is covering his butt, unlike the guy in yesterday's stage with the yellow umbrella hat.
I laughed so hard I was crying-- whata tool that guy was. The little umbrella hat really made it priceless!
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I laughed so hard I was crying-- whata tool that guy was. The little umbrella hat really made it priceless!
Anyone care to venture a guess as to his nationality and state their reasons?
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