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Old 07-05-11, 10:06 PM
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I got my WW shirt in the mail today.

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Old 07-05-11, 10:15 PM
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I got my WW shirt in the mail today.
Nice. Is it microfiber?
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Old 07-05-11, 11:45 PM
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I guess it's going to be his victory salute now, I like it. I mean I don't know why some guy missing his friend makes any kind of difference, but somehow it makes me like the guy.
In every interview and article I've read about Tyler Farrar, he's always come across as someone who is polite, articulate, thoughtful, and just classy in general. While Cavendish may make the sport a bit more "colorful" (for better or worse), I really think Farrar is a great rider.
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Originally Posted by kenji666 View Post
Lance would always point up to the sky when he crossed the finish line first in tribute to his friend and Motorola teammate Fabio Casartelli.
I was going to say that Lance invented/started any and all tradition of class in cycling, but you beat me to it.
Of course it's common knowledge so it makes sense that I'm too late to be the first to mention it.
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Old 07-06-11, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by taos07 View Post
Point well taken, but... Since when are people not sarcastic on this board? I mean really...
Originally Posted by Inertianinja View Post
well the problem is that so many people on this board click on a thread and try so hard to come up with some snarky response that it makes for a horrible experience. they're also not funny.
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Exactly. Sometimes, its exceedingly difficult to have a cycling-related conversation here. The more cycling-oriented a thread is, the more likely it is that someone will try to derail it with an insult, or with a lousy attempt at humor at the OP's expense. This particular subforum is a little better than most, but not by much. Insults, off-topic posts, trolling, and disruption are all supposedly against forum rules, but you rarely see anything done about it unless it gets way out of hand. With that said, I well understand that moderators don't see everything.

As for Farrar's salute, I like it, and I hope other follow suit. I'm sure Weylandt's family and girlfriend appreciate the sentiment, too. Gone, but not forgotten.
3,2,1...

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I was going to say that Lance invented/started any and all tradition of class in cycling, but you beat me to it.
Of course it's common knowledge so it makes sense that I'm too late to be the first to mention it.
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Old 07-06-11, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by dstrong View Post
I got my WW shirt in the mail today.

Still waiting for mine, though its encouraging to see that they're actually shipping now. Regardless, the money is going towards a good cause, and I was happy to contribute.
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Old 07-06-11, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
3,2,1...
Well, there you go, I guess. At least our expectations have been met. <sigh>
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Old 07-06-11, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Namenda View Post
Still waiting for mine, though its encouraging to see that they're actually shipping now. Regardless, the money is going towards a good cause, and I was happy to contribute.
I agree that it's a good cause. I had made a direct donation via the PayPal page that the Leopard-Trek team had set up.

As a side note, there's a house on one of my regular training routes that has #108 prominently displayed. (That's the house number, not a reference to Wouter.) I can't ride past it now without being reminded of Wouter.
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Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
I agree that it's a good cause. I had made a direct donation via the PayPal page that the Leopard-Trek team had set up.

As a side note, there's a house on one of my regular training routes that has #108 prominently displayed. (That's the house number, not a reference to Wauter.) I can't ride past it now without being reminded of Wauter.
Well, I suppose I should have checked my mailbox yesterday, but I was too lazy. Having just looked, my shirt was there. Its very nice, and I'm glad my small donation went towards a worthy cause. Just a shame that Wouter's child will grow up without ever knowing his/her father. From all accounts, he was a great guy.
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Old 07-06-11, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
3,2,1...
Please keep your posts related to the topic or be considered a troll.
Care to contribute to what has been commented on in regards to victory salutes other than the junk you are posting?
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Originally Posted by Howzit View Post
Please keep your posts related to the topic or be considered a troll.
Care to contribute to what has been commented on in regards to victory salutes other than the junk you are posting?
Thank you for proving my point.
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Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
Thank you for proving my point.
Funny how the quote feature counteracts the ignore feature.
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Sorry about that TommyL. You're probably taking the right approach.
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Part of me doesn't mind so much. I just apply a little filter to avoid overuse of this emoticon:
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Originally Posted by Howzit View Post
I was going to say that Lance invented/started any and all tradition of class in cycling, but you beat me to it.
Of course it's common knowledge so it makes sense that I'm too late to be the first to mention it.


Howzit, Howzit?

oh - HigherGround is definitely not a troll. Let's play nice here, please.
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Originally Posted by Keith99 View Post
There are many things I like in the traditions of cycling. A few more incidents:

When Luis Ocana crashed out of the TDF Eddy Merckx refused to wear Yellow the next day. (Ocana had 10 minutes on Merckx and would likely have been the only rider to beat Merckx in a Grand Tour between his first and lat win).
Both Lemond and Armstrong followed Merckx's lead in later Tours. Except that Lance was forced by race organizers to wear Yellow.
http://www.tdfblog.com/2005/07/armstrong_wont_.html

(And I'm surprised to find some topic where Lemond and Armstrong actually agree on!)
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Both Lemond and Armstrong followed Merckx's lead in later Tours. Except that Lance was forced by race organizers to wear Yellow.
http://www.tdfblog.com/2005/07/armstrong_wont_.html

(And I'm surprised to find some topic where Lemond and Armstrong actually agree on!)
The yellow jersey (like all the jerseys) has a sponsor (Credit Lyonnaise) who paid the Tour big money to see their logo on the yellow jersey during the race and on the podium with the kissing girls who are also wearing sponsor items and giving sponsor gifts in front of a backdrop with more sponsor logos ... they don't care about tradition and honor among riders; they want their money's worth... and they'll want their money back if it doesn't show up on every single stage. So the organizers pressure the GC leader to wear it no matter what.

It's all about the Benjamins... or whoever's on the big Euro notes.
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Originally Posted by telebianchi View Post
Both Lemond and Armstrong followed Merckx's lead in later Tours. Except that Lance was forced by race organizers to wear Yellow.
http://www.tdfblog.com/2005/07/armstrong_wont_.html

(And I'm surprised to find some topic where Lemond and Armstrong actually agree on!)
There are a few large differences between the actions of Merckx and those of Armstrong.

Most notable is that Ocana was out of the race. Injured, gone. Zabriske was still racing. Actually if his team had cared about his time they most likely have been able to keep him in Yellow. But they did not because he was not a contender. (Another difference).

My understanding is the tradition was to not accept Yellow because of an abandonment, to to refuse it just because of more ordinary disasters.
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Where can I order one of those shirts? Thanks.

Tyler F. seems cool and is fun to listen to. Cavendish's new fake reserved attitude is annoying. It is fun to watch Romain Fellue get under his skin.

The etiquette is reminiscent of WW1 temporary truces during certain times of battle.
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Nice guesture from TF. There are lots of subtleties which go on during any race that telvision sometimes gets, sometimes misses. Its nice to see more dimensions of the sport, even sad ones, when we can.
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Some people were just born idiots. Case in point:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/weyl...lized-in-ghent

Unbelievable.
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