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Post by Cicero_Venati » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 22:55:46


Sucked in by Lance, I was an avid fan of pro-cycling for many years.
Even in the midst of Lance-mania there were still a majority of people
that wouldn't be caught dead watching something like the TDF.  Now I
understand, I hate it now too, in all of it's forms.  I can't push the
remote button fast enough if I come across it.  Maybe if Phil Liggett
was being stoned to death in Greece, I might watch, but that's about it.
 
 
 

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Post by Sir Gregory Hall, Es » Fri, 12 Apr 2013 01:04:41


Quote:
> Sucked in by Lance, I was an avid fan of pro-cycling for many years. Even in
> the midst of Lance-mania there were still a majority of people that wouldn't
> be caught dead watching something like the TDF.  Now I understand, I hate it
> now too, in all of it's forms.  I can't push the remote button fast enough
> if I come across it.  Maybe if Phil Liggett was being stoned to death in
> Greece, I might watch, but that's about it.

Lance was, for many long years, manly enough to pretty much
single-handedly overcome the *gay* image of cyclists as a whole.
Their girly-looking helmets, shiny, skin-tight, Spandex outfits,
*** appearing eyewear and general whine-and-complain
mannerisms all painted a gay picture. Sometimes it was
hard to tell which on the podium were the actual podium girls.

But, it appears that the years Lance spent associating with the
gay boys finally rubbed off on him because he *came out* when
he declared his doping guilt on the Oprah show. It doesn't get
much gayer than that. Oh, how the once-mighty have fallen!

--
Sir Gregory

 
 
 

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Post by Anton Berli » Fri, 12 Apr 2013 01:32:35

Once and for all - there is nothing gay about cycling

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/184983_1682722025542_4689...

 
 
 

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Post by Sir Gregory Hall, Es » Fri, 12 Apr 2013 01:34:47


   message

Quote:

> Once and for all - there is nothing gay about cycling

> https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/184983_1682722025542_4689...

ROFLOL!
 
 
 

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Post by Randal » Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:11:52

Yes it's quite sad that Lance played the cycling this joke on the
cycling community for all these years. I still following racing
nonetheless.


Quote:
> Sucked in by Lance, I was an avid fan of pro-cycling for many years.
> Even in the midst of Lance-mania there were still a majority of people
> that wouldn't be caught dead watching something like the TDF. ?Now I
> understand, I hate it now too, in all of it's forms. ?I can't push the
> remote button fast enough if I come across it. ?Maybe if Phil Liggett
> was being stoned to death in Greece, I might watch, but that's about it.

 
 
 

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Post by Cicero_Venati » Tue, 16 Apr 2013 00:31:52


Quote:
> Yes it's quite sad that Lance played the cycling this joke on the
> cycling community for all these years. I still following racing
> nonetheless.

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Thumbing through a racing mag years ago, and saw how Lance would measure
out on a scale, like grapenuts, and I actually thought that was how he
did it.  I see Tiger is back on the steroids, but his fans want to be
fooled, I was scammed and I say never again.  It ruined baseball also,
never watch a game and I could care less who wins.

 
 
 

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Post by raamma » Tue, 16 Apr 2013 05:11:02


Quote:

> > cycling community for all these years. I still following racing
> > nonetheless.

> -----------------

> Thumbing through a racing mag years ago, and saw how Lance would measure
> out on a scale, like grapenuts, and I actually thought that was how he
> did it. ?I see Tiger is back on the steroids, but his fans want to be
> fooled, I was scammed and I say never again. ?It ruined baseball also,
> never watch a game and I could care less who wins.

what is important is to realize the actions of another are not yours;
their sins do not belong to you- though you may have vicariously lived
theough their achievements, and used their stories as motivation for
your own- in my minds eye I still see boardman at lille, or romingers
hour, whatever, my achievements are always my own
 
 
 

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Post by Davey Crocket » Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:39:11

Randall a crit profondement:

| Yes it's quite sad that Lance played the cycling this joke on the
| cycling community for all these years. I still following racing
| nonetheless.

Yes, many riders/supporters/general-cycling-fans are somewhat
disgusted.

And not because of the doping which I've known all  my cycling
life stretching back almost  70 years now.

It's because of all the hoopla and "pretended surprise and
indignation" that is accorded to doping in the press.

Anyone with any reasonably close connection to the major, or
even minor elite class  races knew it was going  on.

Directeurs sportif would commonly and frequently demand of their
riders, "Se-Soignez-vous" [<<Are  you  looking after  yourself>> -
Translation into true meaning = "Are you charging up?"]

And here I'll give you (without prejudice or naming the rider who
is now long gone to the big Grand Tour in the sky) my first direct
knowledge of doping. We'd discussed it on club runs and chain
gangs, but it was  mostly anecdotal and speculatory.

It was the National Championship Hill Climb. It was on Mam Tor
again that year, a *** of a climb.

They'd seeded the riders out and my friend who was a  couple of
years older than  I was was first year senior - I had 2 more
junior years left. Anyway,  as my friend had been expected to be
fastest up the mountain he started last and, to blow my own horn for
a moment, I started next to last having beeen predicted to have
second best time although still a junior.

As it developed, I passed  five struggling riders on the way up
and was hopeful of holding off my friend. But it wasn't to
be. He caught me with  about 500 reasonably flat meters to go - if
any of that  climb can be called "flat".

My friend turned right around and went back down to the  start
whilst I hung on with the timekeeper until the last rider came in.

I was pretty chuffed - any junior who could hold my friend to one
minute plus the  few seconds he put into me in  the last  few meters
was as shoo-in  to win the Junior title, right?

However, arriving eventually down at the start and after they'd
calculated the times,  my friend was laughing. He said "I won but
you didn't, and not only that,  I didn't have the fastest time."

Asking him to "come again" in plain English,  he intimated that an
early starting junior had clocked best time and that whilst he was
fastest senior, I was only second fastest junior.

Enquiring as to how a rider that nobody (nationally anyway) had
ever heard of, nor ever did again, could beat us up that
mountain, my friend said "Amphetamines,  I didn't  take any
because I didn't think I needed any, but it looks like I did."

Later he slipped me an envelope saying "30 milligrams just  before
you need it,  OK? - You can buy the stuff over the counter  no
questions asked in any War Suplus shop" (The Govvy were still
ridding themselves of War Surlus - Made my first short wave
transmitter-receiver out of junk from "War Surplu - a QRP  rig if
anyone's interested)

--
Davey Crockett
Fly your Flag
http://SportToday.org/

 
 
 

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Post by Cicero_Venati » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:11:59

and, to blow my own horn for

Quote:
> a moment,

-----------
wtf ??
 
 
 

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Post by Steve Freide » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 01:48:57

Quote:

> and, to blow my own horn for
>> a moment,

> -----------
> wtf ??

It's a figure of speech.  It means to praise one's self.  Think of the
brass herald that preceded the entrance of someone important, e.g.,
royalty.  To blow your own horn is to herald your own importance.

-S-
\

 
 
 

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Post by Anton Berli » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 03:48:12

Nothing gay bout cycling

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/523571_406738412755873_95...

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Marti » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 16:39:51


Quote:

>> and, to blow my own horn for
>>> a moment,

>> -----------
>> wtf ??

>It's a figure of speech.  It means to praise one's self.  Think of the
>brass herald that preceded the entrance of someone important, e.g.,
>royalty.  To blow your own horn is to herald your own importance.

In BrE it's "blow your own trumpet".
 
 
 

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Post by Steve Freide » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 21:57:31

Quote:



>>> and, to blow my own horn for
>>>> a moment,

>>> -----------
>>> wtf ??

>> It's a figure of speech.  It means to praise one's self.  Think of
>> the brass herald that preceded the entrance of someone important,
>> e.g., royalty.  To blow your own horn is to herald your own
>> importance.

> In BrE it's "blow your own trumpet".

Really?  Cool - I play the trumpet.

-S-