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McEwen: "Can't beat me."

Old 01-31-07, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by thunder
Why did I say San Remo, meant to say Sorrento, could have been Rye or Rosebud that year like you said Wil.

Only saw it on the teevee. Did you catch it live?

It was 2003 pretty sure, Brownie and Clarke and Snozza were riding as part of the SBR yellow team. Brownie was flicked by McGrory (? Ed is that right?) and did not ride the last stages. This after the Arlington or Mornington round where there were parked vans and cars on the side of the road where Brown deciding to shut the gate on Mcewen. Pretty amusing Brownie, could have easily been up on manslaughter charges with the bar looking for a judge that does C grade crits around Glenvale crescent to preside.

Spot on.

San Remo...lol. Freudian slip.



Yep....GB was ushered to the deck by McGrory after trying to take on the Gold Coast mafia and be the Bay Crit patron du peloton. You only do that once.


Didn't see live...but have got it on VHS "somewhere" in the garage. Great footage....cameraman couldn;t have been in a better psotion.
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Mcewen should take on Wade Boots and try for the 2008 Olympic team in the bmx discipline.

I don't think he should be on the 5 man squad because by all reports the circuit is pretty hilly.

Rogers, Evans, Davis,

2 from Walker, Gerrans, O'Grady, Mcgee, Cooke, Renshaw.

Mcgee and Renshaw should be on the track endurance, so they probably will not ride, O'Grady probably get a spot.


I am sure Mcewen will get selected out of misplaced loyalty by Stephens et al, even though he has no chance at winning. Better to take one domestique like Gerrans and just fill the squad with hitters sho can go their own way on the day. The teams are so small that the strength of the team and help make little difference, as the best riders will show themselves on a selective parcours.
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Old 01-31-07, 08:55 PM
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here's the transcript
Brown, who finished eighth, was nursing a sore shoulder and hip after his crash and was not happy.

"McGrory came out of nowhere and went boof. I was fighting for it and went down. It just happened like that and it completely impeded me.

"I might protest. I mean, I may have got in the way yesterday but I never dropped anyone."

He said until the fall, he had been "riding for Hilton", the team tactics had been "going perfect" and he had been "feeling great."
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Old 01-31-07, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Wilchemy
Correct. I think that even the "non-climbers" in the pro peloton would completely smoke most of the posters on these boards on any road that points up a hill
yeah. I reckon it's fair to say a lot of the non-climbers who aren't in GC contention don't ride anywhere near as fast as they can on the climbs, but go as slow as they can to save themselves for their "proper" jobs. Similar with time-trials: does anyone think McEwen is gunna ride his fastest when he's got 3 flat stages coming up?

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Old 01-31-07, 09:20 PM
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True story...

A mate skivved off work to go watch the Kew Boulevard Sun Tour TT.

RM rode there from the hotel in jersey/shorts on road bike, signed autographs until his start time, then rolled off. Sat up and shouted to a spectateur "Which way??" when coming up to the turn off before the Studley Park Rd overpass. The bloke nearly sh1t himself!!
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Ha!
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I wish I had of seen "Moto-Robbie" live at the carpark crit that day - only got to see the TV coverage. My younger bro was down there & said it was absolutely amazing to watch live.


Haha, I "excused" myself from my desk for a couple of hours to watch the HS Tour ITT stage down at Kew too, and Robbie was just crusin' his way around. Still riding faster than I would tho.
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The old man dropped in tonight and mentioned he was at that crit where Brown nearly put McEwen into the car. He was standing nearby and reckoned it was inexcusible.
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Originally Posted by classic1
The old man dropped in tonight and mentioned he was at that crit where Brown nearly put McEwen into the car. He was standing nearby and reckoned it was inexcusible.
It just looked so dangerous. Vans and windows that would go straight through the arotid artery. He just shut the gate when Mcewen was right on the wheel too. Lucky Brown is faster than Bettini, because otherwise Mcewen would have been sideswiped.


The only blokes defending that would have been SBR and Hilton Clarke. It is ok to shut the gate depending on the obstructions. If there are barriers, or just a gutter in an open crit course around some cemetery, then I have no problem if he rides them off the road.

But if there are spectators or cars when things can get really nasty. Brown is not a cerebral sportsperson. If Helen Mirren is the thinking women's sex symbol, Brown is definitely Paris Hilton.

When he was interiew on SEN by Matt Keenan he went on how Napolitano was not well liked in the pleoton. No hint of irony in his voice. He said he had to give Napolitano a bit or a bump to get out when he was boxed, but "that was ok as no one likes Napolitano anyway". I think he referenced that bump as a "love tap" on cyclingnews.
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Mcewen 20 lengths in 200 metres on Clark, this was in Rye on the hotdog circuit.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2003...3/?id=results1

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http://www.cyclingnews.com/results/2...results2.shtml

Link to the article on the Bay Classic race where Brown got DQd. The next stage is the one where McGrory tips him off.
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Originally Posted by ed073
McGrory ."
that reminds me:

Pro look-alike:

Brett Aitken and a halloween pumpkin

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Originally Posted by classic1
http://www.cyclingnews.com/results/2...results2.shtml

Link to the article on the Bay Classic race where Brown got DQd. The next stage is the one where McGrory tips him off.
A few names in that article that I haven't heard of for a while.... Anyone know if Tigs is still riding at all?
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Originally Posted by Wilchemy
A few names in that article that I haven't heard of for a while.... Anyone know if Tigs is still riding at all?

don't think so.

Funniest bloke in the bunch.
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
Pro look-alike:

Brett Aitken and a halloween pumpkin
]
ah, carmon!! That was gold!
I was expecting a bigger reaction!

Sheesh, tough crowd

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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
ah, carmon!! That was gold!
I was expecting a bigger reaction!

Sheesh, tough crowd






Yeah...not bad Nev.


I've always thought Aitken looked like the dood from REM.
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the dude from REM has more than 4 front teeth
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
the dude from REM has more than 4 front teeth


good point.



Aitken's got a bit of the Damien Monkhorst about the choppers....
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Monkhurst rocked up to a gig we were doing at the Wesburn Pub a few months ago

........SCARE-REEE
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My old man's from Wesburn-Launching Place. Some great training roads out there.
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
the dude from REM has more than 4 front teeth
And a blue stripe around his eyes...WTF???
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Originally Posted by ed073
My old man's from Wesburn-Launching Place. Some great training roads out there.
lotta hillbillies to run you off the road?
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Bulldog Besanko would be coming the other way, more often than not
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didn't he get smashed up somewhere up there?
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
Monkhurst rocked up to a gig we were doing at the Wesburn Pub a few months ago

........SCARE-REEE
He tried to crack on to my missus at the Wurrack pub just out of Sale years ago, before I met her.

According her the pick up line was 'I play for Collingwood'.

He looks like Lurch out of the Adams Family IMO.
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