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Old 06-14-07, 07:32 AM   #1
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You are about to enter a world of pain



Wow. That's the most amazing velo picture I think I've ever seen. It's capturing the tiniest part of a second before he touches the floor. Once he does...


Ouch

AND he won the race:
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Old 06-14-07, 07:38 AM   #2
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These guys really need some thought bubbles.....nary has a better photo for a caption contest been seen
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Old 06-14-07, 07:40 AM   #3
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holy ****. are they just crossing the finish line? wow. amazing.
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Old 06-14-07, 07:56 AM   #4
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that is a pretty extreme wheel failure, it is completely outside the fork? i love that flying tire
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Old 06-14-07, 08:01 AM   #5
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Whoa, that wheel broke right through the fork. I hope wood hurts less than concrete.
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Old 06-14-07, 08:05 AM   #6
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Note to self: Don't switch tubular glue with mayonnaise.
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Wheel sausage
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Old 06-14-07, 08:13 AM   #9
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I can hear the spokes popping in that picture!
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Old 06-14-07, 08:15 AM   #10
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mark it zero smokey.
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actually, that looks like a clincher rim....but that is so far back maybe that's what tubular rims looked like...who knows.
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Old 06-14-07, 08:18 AM   #12
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Thanks for the most amazing sight for today.

Luckily, those guys were clad from to to bottom except elbows. At least a bit of protection.
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Old 06-14-07, 08:22 AM   #13
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dammit, i thought this was going to be about the big lebowski.
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Old 06-14-07, 08:33 AM   #14
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dammit, i thought this was going to be about the big lebowski.
Sorry to disappoint. But I thought the combo of the quote/reference and picture would be appropriate. A little morning fun. *Smiley*
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Old 06-14-07, 08:40 AM   #15
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"Aaaaeeerrrrgh"
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maybe it's their expressions, but they look like twins or at least brothers?
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mark it zero smokey.
OVER THE LINE
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Old 06-14-07, 10:56 AM   #18
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Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.
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your wheels broken dude....

you really gotta wonder if he won? before that wheel exploded i suspect he was a hair ahead of the other dude. would definitely be the coolest win ever.
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Old 06-14-07, 11:20 AM   #20
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That fork is going to leave a 10 foot long divot in the planks I bet.



[Wait, is it weird to use the future tense about an event that probably took place 50 years ago? The track has been repaired, these guys are probably in retirement homes, if they're still around....]
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Old 06-14-07, 11:39 AM   #21
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On the FGG site (see the link) it say's he won.
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Old 06-14-07, 11:45 AM   #22
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that's amazing.


such an awesome picture.
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Old 06-14-07, 11:45 AM   #23
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You want a new wheel? I can get you a wheel, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don't wanna know about it, believe me.
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actually, that looks like a clincher rim....but that is so far back maybe that's what tubular rims looked like...who knows.
you can see the tubular tire right there.. its a tubular.
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Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.
Donny! You are out of your element!


...good thing the riders are wearing helmets.
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