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Subjects: 1. Hincapie 2. RftR(6 posts)

Subjects: 1. Hincapie 2. RftRNeedSpeed
Apr 15, 2002 1:20 PM
For those of you wondering if George has the fortitude and makeup to win Paris-Roubaix, I came across this interesting tidbit quote from Johan:

"George looked great and he was very comfortable the whole day," Bruyneel added. "The only thing I think happened was that when Museeuw attacked and George saw how strong he was - and that nobody was going to have a chance to stay with him - he had a little breakdown mentally, which I think is normal. He is disappointed, but I know how difficult it is to win."

The link is

Also did my first century at the Ride for the Roses, finishing 105.4 miles in a respectable 6:18:11. None of my cycling buddies could make it down there, so I rode most of the race with no help (though SEVERAL were drafting off me) except for a century vet on a red Trek 2300. Awesome time, hot but the clouds kept the sun at bay. Good to see so many people riding for a good cause and cheering EACH cyclist as he or she crossed the line. When you were hurting, all you had to do is look on people's backs for inspiration. Especially the gold signs that said "I am a survivor." Everyone was nice and having a good time. From what I saw, only three crashes (in the first 3 miles on the downhill as always). Cosmic Carbons were SICK on the downhills!
re: Subjects: 1. Hincapie 2. RftRNeedSpeed
Apr 15, 2002 1:27 PM
Almost forgot: one highlight was watching at the rest stop when some guy about 6-4, 250 stomped the living s$#^ out of his Rolf Vector wheel after he flatted. I mean he DESTROYED it in about two stomps. Broken spokes, rim, EVERYTHING. Don't know if he had a backup and finished, but while he was letting the wheel have it, we all kinda stopped and stared.

The pic. is of my finishing time, not the guy stomping. (Sorry).
re: Subjects: 1. Hincapie 2. RftRdustin73
Apr 15, 2002 4:25 PM
congrats on the century. i hope to make next year my first.
CongratsDave Hickey
Apr 15, 2002 5:42 PM
I was there also. It was a great ride. I was one of the people with the gold sign on my back. I only had time for 70 miles but it was a good ride.
re: Subjects: 1. Hincapie 2. RftRDaveL
Apr 15, 2002 5:59 PM
Congratulations. Did you know they'll have a photo of your finish at That was my first organized ride. I did the fun run Saturday morning - and did 40mi. on Sunday. Got to see LA, Robin Williams, et al start the ride. Great crowd. terrific scene. All in all lots of fun. My brother and I rode in honor of our mom whose fighting cancer. Worthy cause. I'm going for a century next year.
re: Subjects: 1. Hincapie 2. RftRdustin73
Apr 15, 2002 7:55 PM
hey, i did the run, too. i 'followed' a guy that had a "I'm a survivor" tag on, the whole time thinking "ok, if he can survive cancer, i can survive a 5K." and that i did in 27:35. i was happy considering it's my first time to run over a mile since 8th grade. actually, if you went to the Survivorship Panel, the guy that i paced with was the buff guy who stood up and talked with the mic. he's a good speaker.