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Old 08-26-11, 06:23 PM
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Absolutely great thread.

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Absolutely great thread.

i want that bike for so many reasons!
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Who needs a stinkin "time trial bike" to average 48km/h in 40kms?
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We can't keep repeating the same great photos already linked, so:

A link to 15 pages of The Peloton book by Timm Kolln. He shot the portraits right after the riders hit the finish line.



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When this came out, it was the first time I ever heard of 'sexism', and all the PC complaining that goes with it:

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This photo has always grabbed my attention:

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That poster along with Farrah in her red swimsuit were among my first attmpts at decorating with art. My God, I was talented!
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hey Kathy, your fork's bent
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Um, now I understand why you didn't want to be linking that at work...

Well done - thanks!

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[QUOTE=rm -rf;13138429]We can't keep repeating the same great photos already linked, so:

A link to 15 pages of The Peloton book by Timm Kolln. He shot the portraits right after the riders hit the finish line.



And I never even realized that Lyle Lovett races
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Um, now I understand why you didn't want to be linking that at work...

Well done - thanks!

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I think the use of cross lighting by the photog works really well in that shot.
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Adolf Christian, late 1950s Austrian TdF rider, on a Capo (of course).
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I saw this shot of Gino Bartali shifting a Cambio Corsa in "The Dancing Chain." Here was proof that the rider was more important than the equipment.
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I kind of like this one. Everybody remembers The Cannibal, and for good reason. He was the greatest. But some of the men who fought with him sometimes don't get much attention. Ocana was a fighter and really gave Merckx a run for his money in 1971. He is remembered as a somewhat tragic figure, had a short career and died way too young. I became interested in him probably because I own a Motobecane Team Champion from the period. Luis Ocana was a valiant underdog.
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The original cover of Tim Krabbé's novel De renner [translated as The Rider] always did it for me.
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I kind of like this one. Everybody remembers The Cannibal, and for good reason. He was the greatest. But some of the men who fought with him sometimes don't get much attention. Ocana was a fighter and really gave Merckx a run for his money in 1971. He is remembered as a somewhat tragic figure, had a short career and died way too young. I became interested in him probably because I own a Motobecane Team Champion from the period. Luis Ocana was a valiant underdog.
He certainly was my favorite rider when I was young and indeed would have beaten Merckx if he had not fallen at the col de Mente.
My favorite picture of him and Merckx.
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Originally Posted by RFC
Absolutely great thread.

i didn't even know there was a bike in that pic...
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i'm surprised no one said it yet, but fork is bent.... what ever happened to kathy ireland anyways haha

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i'm surprised no one said it yet, but fork is bent.... what ever happened to kathy ireland anyways haha
schnibop said it ...
and, after seeing that, my fork aint bent no more.
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Originally Posted by pullup
He certainly was my favorite rider when I was young and indeed would have beaten Merckx if he had not fallen at the col de Mente.
My favorite picture of him and Merckx.
Yes, great shot ! Look at those two faces. And Ocana won in '73, but of course, the man he most wanted to beat wasn't there. Still, Ocana was a great racer.
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Originally Posted by shnibop
i want that bike for so many reasons!
Well, if you had been at the RAI in Amsterdam in 1961 ...

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Originally Posted by ijsbrand


The original cover of Tim Krabbé's novel De renner [translated as The Rider] always did it for me.
And a great book to read too, but I'm not sure if there's an english translation for our transatlantic friends to enjoy.
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