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Respect!(25 posts)

Sep 24, 2001 7:50 AM
37 years old, respect...!
Nice bike, too bad that old guy is blocking the view ;-) nmMB1
Sep 24, 2001 7:51 AM
hey MB1cyclopathic
Sep 24, 2001 8:22 AM
how was your Sat ride?
I only caught gleams of you riding tandem solo at start line was mrs M still in bed? ;^P
Had a great 105 miler, a shame it was 200K.MB1
Sep 24, 2001 8:31 AM
Miss M pushed me home. For whatever reason I just ran out of gas with 20 to go. Stuff happens, but I suspect I have been riding too much. I'll start cutting back soon.

We did have a lot of fun Sunday fooling around at the WABA ride and around town, got in 70 fairly easy miles on the fixers.
riding too much??cyclopathic
Sep 24, 2001 8:41 AM
how that can be bad?
I was off the bike for 3 weeks and I could feel the effects.. 5 extra lbs a few oz less blood, you know

I was hoping Chuck would catch up so I can ask him how he likes that beautiful pink frame ;-)
If I were himmuncher
Sep 24, 2001 7:53 AM
I woudn't be running through too much thorny undergrowth....
How do you get those veins?Bruno
Sep 24, 2001 7:56 AM
I have only one vein showing like that on my calf but many on my fore arms. Is it genetic? Weight lifting? Low fat? They look impresive on that guy.
How do you get those veins?mackgoo
Sep 24, 2001 8:36 AM
Hard work. Look at those legs. MB1 why don't you post a picture of your young chicken legs? Let's see how they compare to that old guy.
I've got a few years on him.MB1
Sep 24, 2001 10:06 AM
And a lot more body fat.
I've got a few years on him.mackgoo
Sep 24, 2001 12:09 PM
So leave the old man alone and admire a dedicated professional, or if you can't do that how about just refraining.
I've got a few years on him.mackgoo
Sep 24, 2001 12:10 PM
Actually I just noticed the smile at the end of that first post, maybe I've sort of over reacted. Please accept my appologies.
I was wondering, no problem. nmMB1
Sep 24, 2001 12:17 PM
How do you get those veins?Indiana Rider
Sep 24, 2001 8:40 AM
with everyone calling this guy I feel really old. I'm 38. And no, I dont have the body fat of this guy. Impressive.
Hows the new bike?Kristin
Sep 24, 2001 8:43 AM
Are you back in the saddle now?
Hows the new bike?Indiana Rider
Sep 24, 2001 12:25 PM
I got it last Thursday.... i love far so good. Thank you for asking.
3 things...Wayne
Sep 24, 2001 9:22 AM
1) Probably, as with everything, there is a genetic factor.
2) Ride 20K + kilometers a year for 20+ years, one of the adaptations to endurance exercise is increased capillary density and vascularity of the involved muscles.
3) Have a very low body fat, so you can see those veins. Look at how vascular bodybuilders are, (which could bring up factor 4, take steroids, not only your muscles will hypertrophy but get more vascular as well)
I remember seeing a picture of Tchmil with his shirt off after a race and his body from the waist up looked like one of those pictures you see from the concentration camps in WW II. Lots of ribs and a sunken chest, very lean to say the least.
He is going to be 39 in January. He won World Cup @36yrsDog Breath
Sep 24, 2001 10:44 AM
Second last year at age 37.
And GT is good enough for Tchmil to win on it seems.JS
Sep 24, 2001 1:23 PM
I'd bet he'd rather race on that(GT) than some boat anchor lugged steel Colnago. The operative word being "race" as opposed to riding around posing.
Ah, but his legs sure would look good on a classic anchor! LOLTig
Sep 24, 2001 2:40 PM
...but he'd have a better chance of winning on a C40 or CT1. Let's not forget it's the engine, not the bike. The only time a frame with an extra pound or two would hurt such an experienced master is when there's plenty of climbing to do or in a crit. Dang, we've seen this arguement a few too many times. I'll give it a rest... I'll shutup and let the riding do the talking!
Gotta love Tchmil9WorCP
Sep 24, 2001 11:04 AM
One of my favorite riders. There was a picture of him in Procycling magazine after the Paris-Robaix. He is leaning against a wall, covered w/ mud and looking like he is in complete anguish. Misery. One of my favorite pictures of all time because it just shows what those guys leave behind on the road in some of those races. Anyone know the life expectancy for pro cyclists?
Proves older doesn't mean slower...jjay
Sep 24, 2001 11:09 AM
I just did the Logan to Jackson road race(LOTOJA). 203 mile road race. The top times were in the masters 45+. Now tell me that isn't impressive. They beat the Pro,I,II category.
Sep 24, 2001 11:18 AM
Over distance, we do indeed improve with age. Something about wisdom, tactical smarts, reduced testosterone poisoning. I might not sprint with the young bucks, but stretch the race out long enough and I'm in the hunt.
Zaphros not undertsand...Zaphros
Sep 24, 2001 4:11 PM
what JPEG picture has to do with respect. Zaphros thinks respect is something a person earns by actions, not by posting picture and demanding it! Does Vortex have statistics to back up demand?
Zaphros thinks that picture might inspire envy, maybe fear (man have mean expression!), or maybe lust. In fact, Zaphros think man has hot looking legs!
Zaphros wonder if man may be an egotist? Think that Vortex is maybe a pompous @$$?
look271 think Zaphros clueless (nm)look271
Sep 24, 2001 4:39 PM
Zaphros dumb as a rock fence?JS
Sep 25, 2001 9:16 AM
You missed the point entirely, I'd try to explain it to you but you'd still be lost.