Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 27
  1. #1
    Pepperoni Power ROJA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Oaklandish
    Posts
    1,666
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Famous couple riding a tandem!


  2. #2
    Don't mince words Red Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Vacaville, CA
    My Bikes
    '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
    Posts
    6,864
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for posting a link, otherwise I'd not have known who those people are.

    I hope they stick with it, although I have doubts.
    When my feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says, "Oh, *****, she's awake!"

    Visit my blog.

  3. #3
    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    On the road-USA
    My Bikes
    Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG
    Posts
    16,208
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I must be old...I have no clue who they are, even after reading the article. Also the article states they have already garaged the tandem in favor of badminton. (anybody want a good deal on a gently used tandem)

    Aaron
    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

  4. #4
    Elite Rider Hermes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    My Bikes
    Too Many
    Posts
    8,297
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    She was on Jay Leno and talked about riding the tandem. Jay showed a picture of them on the bike wearing the Wheaties jerseys.

  5. #5
    Cycling Anarchist Trsnrtr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Central Illinois
    Posts
    3,042
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    I must be old...I have no clue who they are, even after reading the article. Also the article states they have already garaged the tandem in favor of badminton. (anybody want a good deal on a gently used tandem)

    Aaron
    Ditto, and I can't believe that I went to a "People" website.
    Dennis T

  6. #6
    Captain - 2nd in Command djsincla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Redondo Beach, CA
    Posts
    158
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I still don't know who they are... Not that I care much. I do like their jerseys.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    849
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Okay I'm embarrassed to admit I know this but I can't resist...

    Rebecca Romijn: In her prime (say 5+ years ago) was one of the top swimsuit and fashion models in the world, with countless magazine covers, SI Swimsuit Editions, etc. etc. in her portfolio. Has been doing some acting lately, including the role of "Mystique" in the X-Men movies. Currently a regular on the US television series _Ugly Betty_. IIRC, she was married to John Stamos (of _Full House_ ignominy) for a while.

    Jerry O'Connell: Some dude who was on a cult science fiction show called _Sliders_ a bunch of years ago, and to my knowledge hasn't done anything notable since (other than marrying Rebecca Romijn).

    Anyway, Romijn is pretty much an A-list celeb (O'Connell, not so much), what with being a famous supermodel with several hit movies and an Emmy-winning TV show under her diminutive belt, so I think "famous" is a reasonable adjective. Had I not followed the link I would never have guessed at the pic either.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Brian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Between the mountains and the lake.
    My Bikes
    8 bikes - one for each day of the week!
    Posts
    16,745
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Metaluna View Post
    Jerry O'Connell: Some dude who was on a cult science fiction show called _Sliders_ a bunch of years ago, and to my knowledge hasn't done anything notable since (other than marrying Rebecca Romijn).
    He more recently had a few spots in Crossing Jordan, which starred Jill Hennessey, who was both smarter and sexier when she had short hair in Law & Order.

    [Not that I even watch TV any more...]

  9. #9
    rebmeM roineS JanMM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Indiana
    My Bikes
    RANS V3, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
    Posts
    11,566
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Older and Out of Touch: I sorta remember the captain from Sliders, after reading above, but that's it. Who's Leno and what's People. Happy pretty people on a tandem is always good to see, tho.

  10. #10
    Thawing Member Aloyzius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Salt Lake City Utah
    My Bikes
    Surly Long Haul Trucker, Soma ES, Bianchi Eros, 85 Raleigh Marathon, and a couple clunkers
    Posts
    343
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    wasn't he the token fat kid in some movie about some kids? Ummm. Stand By Me???

  11. #11
    fanatik Speedub.Nate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    SF Bay Area, California
    Posts
    413
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wonder if she listens to her iPod when she badmittons, too?!?

  12. #12
    Senior Member veloellen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    224
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Her FIRST claim to fame was being married to John Stamos, right? haha. He's HOT!

  13. #13
    Newbie but oldbie
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    San Jose
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Lemond Victoire, Fisher Sugar 2, Cannondale tandem
    Posts
    225
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I had to get my 20-year-old daughter to tell me who these two are.

    Andy

  14. #14
    Senior Member zonatandem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    My Bikes
    ariZona carbon fiber tandem & single
    Posts
    9,975
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We don't do much TV watching as we are out riding our tandem.
    Famous? It's all in their own minds!

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    48
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I was glad for the link as I had no clue who these "famous" folks were as we, like zonatandem, watch very little TV. I guess we are "famous challenged" ... is that politically correct?

  16. #16
    Newbie but oldbie
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    San Jose
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Lemond Victoire, Fisher Sugar 2, Cannondale tandem
    Posts
    225
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Let's never confuse fame with significance.

    Andy

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    My Bikes
    Co-Motion Mocha, Trek T100, Schwinn Fastback Comp, Specialized Stumpjumper
    Posts
    378
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Anybody have a fix on what tandem they are riding?, looks to me it is too small for both of them but particularly for the swimsuit lady, no wonder they garaged it.

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    1,143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Xanti Andia View Post
    Anybody have a fix on what tandem they are riding?, looks to me it is too small for both of them but particularly for the swimsuit lady, no wonder they garaged it.
    KHS?

  19. #19
    Senior Member Velodiva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Peninsula, N. CA.
    My Bikes
    Orbea Orca - 2007, Orbea Ordu - 2008, Cervelo P3 track, Santana Sovereign tandem
    Posts
    542
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    She was on Jay Leno and talked about riding the tandem. Jay showed a picture of them on the bike wearing the Wheaties jerseys.
    As Hermes mentioned, we saw the Jay Leno interview (aired 1/26/2007). Rebecca showed up with a bandage on her knee as a result of a tandem fall. Here is an excerpt from the interview. Part of it is cutesy in a Hollywood fashion. It is obvious that Jay only knows about the motorized version of "bike" ("I've never seen anyone on tandem bike.") Rebecca also perpetuates the myth that the captain does all the work. Oh well, we stokers know the real truth, and that is all that matters.

    Interview excerpt:

    My first guest, very talented actress and a lot of fun. She can be seen on "ugly betty," which just won the golden globe award for best comedy series. It airs tuesday nights on abc. Please welcome rebecca romijn.
    . . . .
    >> Jay: And how's your fiance, jerry o'connell? How's he doing?

    >> He's great. Thank you for asking. Fantastic.

    . . . .
    >> Jay: Now, I saw this picture of you two --how that up there -- recently. Okay, okay.

    That was last week. About ten minutes after that picture was taken, we fell down.

    >> Jay: Really? Now, are you guys part of a team. You're dressed alike.

    >> You can say we're part of a a team.

    . . . .

    >> Jay: Well, I'm a little -- I mean, do you both go, "hey, we're going to go bike riding. Let's put on the same clothes."

    >> Our wheaties jersey.

    >> Jay: Really? It seems a little --

    >> Just for fun.

    >> Jay: Just for fun. Okay. Now, it's a tandem bike.

    >> It's a tandem bike.

    >> Jay: I never see anybody on tandem bikes.

    >> You know wha it's so much fun. It's great exercise. Nice way to enjoy the scenery. The santa monica mountains out where we live. And it's great couples therapy, to be honest with you.

    >> Yeah. It's teamwork and coordination, a little bit of compromise. Jerry always wants to do stupid things like little jumps and going down really steep hills.

    >> Jay: Yeah, why would you want to do that?

    >> Well, the rule is, like, if he's gonna to make it scary, I'm not going to want to go, so -- but the trick is to stay in the back because you get to take little breaks.

    >> Jay: Oh, I see, he does all of the pedaling. Have you ever taken the front and tried it with him in the back? Have you done that?

    >> No. But the downside of being in the back is that you can't steer. And you can't really see what's going on in front of you. Like last week when I couldn't see, when I fell.

    >> Jay: And you fell. So was it his fault?

    >> He abandoned -- listen, I'm not going to point fingers.

    >> Jay: There's only two of you on the bike, so one of you -- Well, who's more controlling, you or jerry?

    >> Who's more controlling?

    >> Jay: Well, he's driving the bike, but it sounds like you're screaming instructions from the back.

    >> No, no, no, no, no, no, no. Honestly, we have an ipod and a a headphone splitter, and I play dj. It's really fun.

    >> Jay: Okay. You know, this sounds like my ultimate nightmare weekend. Okay? My wife and I dressing up in the same clothes. She's controlling the music through the ipod, giving me directions from the back while we're moving.

    >> Maybe it's time you and mavis try a little tandem bike riding.

    >> Jay: It just doesn't sound like that much fun. So when you fell, whose fault was it? Was it his fault? He was steering.

    >> Honestly, the paparazzi were up ahead.

    >> Jay: Oh, the paparazzi?

    >> He took an unpredictable turn, and the bike when over.

    >> Jay: Do they like to follow you? Is that common? Do you get a lot of that?

    >> It happens from time to time.

    >> Jay: Yeah, I guess when you dress alike and ride tandem bikes. Duh. "Gee, I wonder where rebecca -- hey, I wonder if that's them?"

    >> That was the first time. That was the first time we'd ever fell. And of course, when you fall, everyone knows it's such a blow to your ego. It's so humiliating. And it was in the middle of a a busy intersection. So it's le, "oh, god, I hope they didn't see us."

    >> Jay: So what happened? Did jerry screw up? Did he --

    >> He just took a turn -- he was looking ahead and he took a turn. And we actually weren't even going very fast.

    >> Jay: So we didn't take a a turn. He took a turn.

    >> Well, in the back you can't steer

    >> Jay: "We're on a tandem bike and that jerk took a turn."

    >> You can't steer in the back.

    >> Jay: "We were riding the bike until he took a turn and we fell over."

    . . . .
    In bocca al lupo!

  20. #20
    Senior Member Velodiva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Peninsula, N. CA.
    My Bikes
    Orbea Orca - 2007, Orbea Ordu - 2008, Cervelo P3 track, Santana Sovereign tandem
    Posts
    542
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oh, and yes - Hermes and I find the paparazzi so annoying as well. At least Hermes manages to keep the bike upright on those occasions.
    In bocca al lupo!

  21. #21
    Don't mince words Red Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Vacaville, CA
    My Bikes
    '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
    Posts
    6,864
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Velodiva View Post
    Oh, and yes - Hermes and I find the paparazzi so annoying as well. At least Hermes manages to keep the bike upright on those occasions.


    That interview was inane. No wonder why I don't watch these shows.

    Thanks for taking the trouble to share, V.
    When my feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says, "Oh, *****, she's awake!"

    Visit my blog.

  22. #22
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Germany, Düsseldorf
    My Bikes
    an old italian "SIMONELLI" Single Road-bike with Campag-Control's
    Posts
    20
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ...sorry for this late reply!

    Maybe this "tandem couple" is well known, especially after the boxing event last weekend.

    www.kk-radsport.de/Tandem_mitMusik30sec.mpg

    The "Tandemspass" tandem is handmade and spend from K&K Radsport in Hamburg...

  23. #23
    pan y agua merlinextraligh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Jacksonville
    My Bikes
    Wilier Zero 7; Merlin Extralight; Co-Motion Robusta; Schwinn Paramount; Motobecane Phantom Cross; Cervelo P2; Motebecane Ti Fly 29er
    Posts
    27,236
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    FOO invades the tandem forum.

  24. #24
    Cyclist- Bike 'n a half
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    My Bikes
    Custom S & S Bushnell Tandem, Eddy Merckx Ti
    Posts
    257
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    "Famous" is a somewhat relative term based on the audience. I've never heard of, or seen either one of them before, but I'm glad to see they're having a good time. Maybe somebody else that considers them "famous" will want to try tandem cycling. Nothing wrong with that.

  25. #25
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Germany, Düsseldorf
    My Bikes
    an old italian "SIMONELLI" Single Road-bike with Campag-Control's
    Posts
    20
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oooops...It's amazing! It's been only 6 days in New York:

    http://www.hbo.com/boxing/events/200...ouncement.html

    I thought the Klitschko brothers are worldknown since they became heavyweight champions...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •