Roland Green on the road?

Roland Green on the road?

Post by Lewdvi » Sat, 28 Jun 2003 13:34:13


A canuck can hope right?

With the current state of XC MTB why not switch over. He would do well in
the early spring classics.

 
 
 

Roland Green on the road?

Post by Kurgan Gringion » Sat, 28 Jun 2003 15:32:36


Quote:
> A canuck can hope right?

> With the current state of XC MTB why not switch over. He would do well in
> the early spring classics.

IMO, the current state of XC MTB is equivalent to its long term prospects.

XC MTB is boring to watch.

Fun to ride. very fun.

boring to watch. very boring. After the initial shake-out it's too much like
a mass start time trial.

 
 
 

Roland Green on the road?

Post by Crysta » Sun, 29 Jun 2003 00:16:29

Roland started out on the road back in the late '80s and was pegged by most
to be the next Steve Bauer.... He was a "decent" road racer but didn't pan
out as most hoped. He actually didn't seem like a very motivated cyclist at
the time... also, the fact that the competition in Canada is pretty shitty
didn't help his exposure.... and you can't earn a living cycling road in
Canada anyway... So, he switched to MTB.

Anyway, I raced with him back in the early '90s and I honestly think he
should stay in MTB... the money and lifestyle is MUCH better

Antonio P.

 
 
 

Roland Green on the road?

Post by Lewdvi » Sun, 29 Jun 2003 08:42:15

Thanks for the response. Very cool.

Canada is producing some awesome racer chix but no dudes.


Quote:
> Roland started out on the road back in the late '80s and was pegged by
most
> to be the next Steve Bauer.... He was a "decent" road racer but didn't pan
> out as most hoped. He actually didn't seem like a very motivated cyclist
at
> the time... also, the fact that the competition in Canada is pretty shitty
> didn't help his exposure.... and you can't earn a living cycling road in
> Canada anyway... So, he switched to MTB.

> Anyway, I raced with him back in the early '90s and I honestly think he
> should stay in MTB... the money and lifestyle is MUCH better

> Antonio P.

 
 
 

Roland Green on the road?

Post by Stewart Flemin » Sun, 29 Jun 2003 13:49:24

Quote:

> Thanks for the response. Very cool.

> Canada is producing some awesome racer chix but no dudes.

That's cos all the Canadian dudes became chicks.
 
 
 

Roland Green on the road?

Post by Kyle Legat » Mon, 30 Jun 2003 00:15:28

Quote:

> Roland started out on the road back in the late '80s and was pegged
> by most to be the next Steve Bauer.... He was a "decent" road racer
> but didn't pan out as most hoped. He actually didn't seem like a very
> motivated cyclist at the time... also, the fact that the competition
> in Canada is pretty shitty didn't help his exposure.... and you can't
> earn a living cycling road in Canada anyway...

Man, someone should tell that to Darko Ficko. It's about time that guy
stopped living the 0k dream and got a real job.
 
 
 

Roland Green on the road?

Post by Kyle Legat » Mon, 30 Jun 2003 00:17:13

Quote:

> Thanks for the response. Very cool.

> Canada is producing some awesome racer chix but no dudes.

Gord Fraser? Charles Dionne? Eric Wholberg? I know they're not euro caliber,
but they're no slouches either.
 
 
 

Roland Green on the road?

Post by Sam » Mon, 30 Jun 2003 08:32:19


Quote:
> Thanks for the response. Very cool.

> Canada is producing some awesome racer chix but no dudes.



> > Roland started out on the road back in the late '80s and was pegged by
> most
> > to be the next Steve Bauer.... He was a "decent" road racer but didn't
pan
> > out as most hoped. He actually didn't seem like a very motivated cyclist
> at
> > the time... also, the fact that the competition in Canada is pretty
shitty
> > didn't help his exposure.... and you can't earn a living cycling road in
> > Canada anyway... So, he switched to MTB.

> > Anyway, I raced with him back in the early '90s and I honestly think he
> > should stay in MTB... the money and lifestyle is MUCH better

> > Antonio P.

I doubt the money is better on the MTB side.
 
 
 

Roland Green on the road?

Post by Ami » Mon, 30 Jun 2003 11:19:48

Quote:


> > Thanks for the response. Very cool.

> > Canada is producing some awesome racer chix but no dudes.

> Gord Fraser? Charles Dionne? Eric Wholberg? I know they're not euro caliber,
> but they're no slouches either.

A world cup or a good placing in a major stage race or stage in a
grand tour ?

The Canadian most likely to win (or have a good result in) something
big and European is probably Ryder Hesjedal.

This may change if Green decides to concentrate more on the road.

-Amit