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Old 07-29-12, 11:35 AM   #1
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Ullrich is Back !

Big Ulle has been training hard! There is no holding him back as you can see




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Old 07-29-12, 12:19 PM   #2
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What a terrible waste of talent this guy was, wonder if he has any regrets now it is all said and done?
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Old 07-29-12, 01:40 PM   #3
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^^^ How so?
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Old 07-29-12, 01:52 PM   #4
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What a terrible waste of talent this guy was, wonder if he has any regrets now it is all said and done?
If it wasn't for armstrong he would have won the Tour de france an extra 4 times
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Old 07-29-12, 02:22 PM   #5
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^^^ How so?
It is pretty well covered that he never trained during the winter months and would ''balloon'' so to speak......... on top of that he would very rarely recon the time trial routes and made some bizarre decisions in TDF time trials in particular much to the chagrin of his trainers and team bosses.........pretty much blew one tour, 2003 was it? when he did not recon the route of the last time trial, fell once etc!
Was a big fan but tis a shame that he was not as commited as some.
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Old 07-29-12, 03:17 PM   #6
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best wishes to der kaiser. may his post-racing life be less turbulent than his racing days.
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Old 07-29-12, 04:41 PM   #7
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It is pretty well covered that he never trained during the winter months and would ''balloon'' so to speak......... on top of that he would very rarely recon the time trial routes and made some bizarre decisions in TDF time trials in particular much to the chagrin of his trainers and team bosses.........pretty much blew one tour, 2003 was it? when he did not recon the route of the last time trial, fell once etc!
Was a big fan but tis a shame that he was not as commited as some.
Not all people are perfect...
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Old 07-29-12, 05:03 PM   #8
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He's happy and seems to be enjoying post-racing life quite a bit...good for him.
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Old 07-29-12, 05:25 PM   #9
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It is pretty well covered that he never trained during the winter months and would ''balloon'' so to speak......... on top of that he would very rarely recon the time trial routes and made some bizarre decisions in TDF time trials in particular much to the chagrin of his trainers and team bosses.........pretty much blew one tour, 2003 was it? when he did not recon the route of the last time trial, fell once etc!
Was a big fan but tis a shame that he was not as commited as some.
Imagine all the beers and good times that created that "ballooning" though. And for him to not have to train year-round to be able be as competitive as he was. I'd take the fun over minimal gains in the winter conditions.
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Old 07-29-12, 08:39 PM   #10
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OP is jan.
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If the kaiser comes back then vino will aswell
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didnt he get busted for doping ?
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Mods were on the OP pretty fast. But I guess few banned users have as much notoriety as he achieved. He earned not a small measure of fame for coining a phrase that will live on in BF lingo for a long time: guads.
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Old 07-30-12, 10:21 AM   #14
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Was a big fan but tis a shame that he was not as commited as some.
That's a double-edged sword, though. Armstrong certainly had that commitment and Type A drive, and who would you rather be right now?

Not saying that Jan had an easy road, but it seems like all of that is behind him now and he can move on and enjoy life. Not sure we'll ever say the same of LA.
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Interesting that he rides Specialized and now longer his own brand.
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On that first photo, is that a camera strapped onto the bar?
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Old 08-22-12, 09:56 AM   #17
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On that first photo, is that a camera strapped onto the bar?
That's what I thought too.
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Ulrich is back.
Protest meeting tonight.
Bring your hayforks.
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But Lance was there...and he doped just as Lance did.
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When I look at this photo I feel pure, unadulterated envy. Riding through breathtaking (literally and figuratively) switchbacks on a beautiful day with some of your best pals--does it get any better than that?
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Old 08-24-12, 01:04 PM   #21
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When I look at this photo I feel pure, unadulterated envy. Riding through breathtaking (literally and figuratively) switchbacks on a beautiful day with some of your best pals--does it get any better than that?
Plus his wheels alone cost more than both my bikes put together...
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