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50s
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3.85%
60s
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70s
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46.15%
80s
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34.62%
90s
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Racing's finest decade?

Old 11-23-04, 03:09 PM
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I only included five decades just 'cause.

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Old 11-23-04, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Laggard
I only included five decades just 'cause.

You gotta love the early 70's to early 90's...and I know, two decades...but cycling changed in so many ways...and there were so many good riders of every kind...even the drugs were more simple...ah, the good old days of amphetamines!
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Old 11-23-04, 03:26 PM
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I picked the 70s because of the incredible showdowns among riders like Merckx, Maertens, Moser, De Vlaeminck amd Godefroot.
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Originally Posted by Laggard
I picked the 70s because of the incredible showdowns among riders like Merckx, Maertens, Moser, De Vlaeminck amd Godefroot.

I can see that...but what about the strange politics of Lemond and Hinault, the Pantani crazed 90's and Miguel Indurain? Hard picks...
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Old 11-23-04, 03:43 PM
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I didn't have the opportunity to experience the 70's or 80's really but from what I've read, I tip over to the 70's.
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Old 11-23-04, 04:19 PM
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I voted 70's...each decade produced legends, but I like the combination of the bikes and the riders during the 70's. I mean, we could still ride those bikes and be happy, and the riders could show us the definition of class.
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Old 11-23-04, 04:58 PM
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Wow, 0% for 90's. I liked it when they did it all, and the 90's in when they learned they couldn't. Merckx is the best rider ever IMHO.
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Old 11-23-04, 06:47 PM
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what about the err new millenium? i mean hasnt lance already made the first decade of the 2000's a famous one for cycling .....and its not even half over yet
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Old 11-23-04, 07:05 PM
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I selected the 80's because that's when I did most of my racing
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Old 11-23-04, 07:21 PM
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I picked the 70's partially because that's whe I used to race alot.
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I was the first one to vote for the 80s, lucky me. Merckx is my all time favorite, but I love 80s cycling. Roche, Kelly, Hinault, Lemond, Zoetemelk, Argentin, etc. Good times.
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Old 11-23-04, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by BigFloppyLlama
I didn't have the opportunity to experience the 70's or 80's really ..
No, sh*t! Well, maybe some of the late 80's for you! LOL! Young whippersnapper!
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Old 11-26-04, 06:01 PM
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I voted 80's because there were more all-time greats competing then than at other times. I bet Merckx's rivals wished they had been born sooner or later! Your results and reputation are defined by the competitive company you keep.
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