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Old 09-26-08, 02:29 PM
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Saved by the Bell?

So I was just killing time and looking at where I was on the USA cycling ranking page (admit it, we've all done it, even though it's utterly meaningless). I'm sitting 318th in the country in Cat 2 crit rankings (impressed yet?). Anyway, the point of this post is, just above my name in 314th was "Mark-Paul Gosselaar." Now that seemed like a very familiar name and I realized after a second it was the name of the dude who played Zack on Saved by the Bell. Wikipedia confirms that it is indeed the same person - I mean how many people in the country could even have a first name like Mark-Paul, complete with hyphen. Let alone the last name. So anyway, I am only a tiny bit worse at crits than Zack from SbtB who is apparently an avid road and track cyclist. I wonder how I'd stack up against A.C. Slater...?
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Old 09-26-08, 02:34 PM
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It was on PezCycling (I think) during the ToC.
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Old 09-26-08, 02:42 PM
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Damn talented people. Can't they let us normal people be good at one thing?
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Old 09-26-08, 02:51 PM
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Last i read he was a cat3, looked pretty good on the bike.
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Old 09-26-08, 03:13 PM
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Old 09-26-08, 03:18 PM
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AC would woop everyones ass, preppy.
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Old 09-26-08, 04:03 PM
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i've been in the same race as him. he races in socal.
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Old 09-26-08, 04:05 PM
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Yes, yes, but what about Screech? Can that dude ride a bike?
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Old 09-26-08, 04:25 PM
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Even if he beat you, he'd still go for a burger at The Max afterwards.
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Old 09-28-08, 08:37 AM
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Wait, didn't he die???

Or am I imagining some other '80's teen comedy-drama who was in a coma for a while before dying?
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Old 09-28-08, 08:47 AM
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omg we ride the same saddle my childhood hero :swoon:

AC Slater rides mountain bikes, bein' all like, "Hey Preppie, shaving your legs again?" while putting his arm around Jessie Spanner. "Let's hit the trails, hot Mamma!" "Pig!" she responds.

Meanwhile Lisa's designing a new kit, Kelly's in the feedzone, and Screetch is inventing his own electronic gruppo...
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Old 09-28-08, 09:38 AM
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omg we ride the same saddle my childhood hero :swoon:

AC Slater rides mountain bikes, bein' all like, "Hey Preppie, shaving your legs again?" while putting his arm around Jessie Spanner. "Let's hit the trails, hot Mamma!" "Pig!" she responds.

Meanwhile Lisa's designing a new kit, Kelly's in the feedzone, and Screetch is inventing his own electronic gruppo...
Win.
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Old 09-28-08, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by ilpirata87 View Post
So I was just killing time and looking at where I was on the USA cycling ranking page (admit it, we've all done it, even though it's utterly meaningless). I'm sitting 318th in the country in Cat 2 crit rankings (impressed yet?). Anyway, the point of this post is, just above my name in 314th was "Mark-Paul Gosselaar." Now that seemed like a very familiar name and I realized after a second it was the name of the dude who played Zack on Saved by the Bell.
He started racing the track out here a few years ago-- he's pretty low key about it (as are the announcers) and is just another rider (but a pretty good one) when he rides. I didn't even know we had an actor that big showing up until I read about it somewhere else.

It's a little surprising that his contracts let him race mass start events-- I've heard of other people who are restricted to triathlons and other non-drafting type events to reduce their chances of crashing.
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Old 09-28-08, 04:17 PM
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Win.
For sure
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Old 10-02-08, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Yes, yes, but what about Screech? Can that dude ride a bike?
he went down a different path. bankruptcy, lawsuits, and a sex tape filled up most of his time in the past few years. no time to train for bike racing.
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Old 10-02-08, 03:45 PM
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Man, his track skinsuit looks really loose.

That's as far as my interest in this topic goes, though I'll admit I read the Pez article a while back.
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Old 10-02-08, 04:02 PM
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Yeah, I never watched SBtB. I just remember him roughing up mopes in the pokey.

I would expect him to race with his elbows flying based on that character.
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Old 10-07-08, 02:51 PM
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it's Jessie Spano
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Old 10-07-08, 04:31 PM
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Old 10-07-08, 05:41 PM
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Did anyone else see him on Law and Order SVU. Quite a change from Zack.
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Did anyone else see him on Law and Order SVU. Quite a change from Zack.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and chalk that one up to the fact that he's an ACTor
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Old 10-07-08, 07:23 PM
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Yeah, but to go from Zach to playing a gay porn star. Pretty extreme to avoid being type-cast.
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Originally Posted by ilpirata87 View Post
it's utterly meaningless
That's the point.

I'm in the top ten or twenty in most age group stuff. Guys who I've beaten in every race are ahead of me (I just looked BTW). Who knows how they figure this stuff out.
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it's Jessie Spano
doh!
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