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LOL, I'm watchin American Flyer(22 posts)

LOL, I'm watchin American Flyer0_Kewl
Jan 17, 2003 9:49 AM
I wonder if cycling was really like that back during that era.
that era?ColnagoFE
Jan 17, 2003 10:03 AM
of course cancer-stricken riders were routinely saved from a horrendous downhill crash by someone driving a van and looking like a young rae dawn chong. and that cheezy 80s technopop was adored by everyone. we listened to it on something called a record player that used 12" discs made out of vinyl. bikes actually had friction shifting. chamois were often made out of leather. it was positively barbaric!
it was a different thing altogethermohair_chair
Jan 17, 2003 10:24 AM
In that era, you could find future "Baywatch" lifeguards hitchhiking, pick them up, and eventually sleep with them.

How times have changed.

Where did our innocence go?
Baywatch actressPaulCL
Jan 17, 2003 11:56 AM
I can't remember her name, but she's an avid tri-geek. I saw it on E! TV. They don't lie.

I saw AF for the first time about a week ago. So how many bulky, bearded bike racers are there??? On the heels of that question, I just know someone will post the photo of that big Australian track racer. But a roadie?? I guess it fit the image of a Russian bear.

And didn't the main competition, the "cannibal" look alot like Cippolini??
Baywatch actressserbski
Jan 17, 2003 12:05 PM
Yeah, Alexandra Paul did complete Hawaii Ironman in a respectable time a few years back. I actually saw her speak at an enviromental fund raiser and she is *uber* committed to the cause and have even seen her pull up to a local running spot to train out here in L.A. in a natural gas-powered car. To top it all off, she's married to a pro tri-guy so, from what I've seen, she's a dedicated athlete *and* enviromentalist. Pretty commendable I'd say.
"Complete" is pretty well open to interpretationbrider
Jan 17, 2003 2:51 PM
As I heard it, she got towed in on the swim to avoid the time cut. Not exactly "completing" by my standards. She was granted special priviledges to enter without actually qualifying.
"Complete" is pretty well open to interpretationkarinek
Jan 19, 2003 7:19 PM
You must have heard wrong because Alexandra Paul actually finished in the top 30% on the swim. She's a very well respected althete and an excellent swimmer, even winning a few competitions. I don't know about you, but I think beating out 70% of althletes (some even were top athletes) in the Ironman was pretty darn good.
She's not even a hot baywatch actressPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jan 18, 2003 11:29 PM
She kinda has that enviromentalist look to her. Then she definitely has cyclist legs. I tried to get a picture up but you'll just have to go look at her website:

Very dissapointed,
"the virgin, connie swale"(nm)rufus
Jan 19, 2003 8:18 AM
If I remember right, it was a cerebral aneurism...(nm)brider
Jan 17, 2003 11:33 AM
re: LOL, I'm watchin American FlyerMR_GRUMPY
Jan 17, 2003 11:02 AM
That movie was REALLY funny when it first came out. What a gas.
funny aspects of the movieDougSloan
Jan 17, 2003 1:09 PM
How about the younger brother just popping right into the "Hell of the West" pro race with zero bike experience? In fact, so little that older brother had to yell "Big ring! Big ring!" in the race, directing him what gear to be in. While little brother had a great VO2 max, he skipped straight from roping cows to winning a pro tour. Uh huh.

funny aspects of the movieAndy M-S
Jan 17, 2003 1:22 PM
"Big ring" was when they were racing horses, and it was silly because it was followed by a shot of the chain traversing the freewheel.

I liked having a very unhappy looking Eddie Merckxx kick off the race, but having someone else named "cannibal.

And of course, who could forget Eddie? That SOB!
been a whileDougSloan
Jan 17, 2003 1:57 PM
Been a while since I saw it. Still....
you can't forget Eddycyclopathic
Jan 19, 2003 7:32 AM
there's only one and never be another, period.

how about winning green, yellow and polka-dot jersey in his first tour? or 11 grand tour victories? or winning every 3rd race he entered? and unlike some texans he was competing all year around, including Xcross.
Simple question:Uncle Tim
Jan 17, 2003 7:39 PM
Where were the pace vehicles when the evil cyclist was trying to nudge the little brother cyclist over the cliff, just before they began the final sprint?

No witnesses to that?
Flyin' so High I'm on the gochar
Jan 17, 2003 1:52 PM
and the #1 reason is:

That's not Ted Danson (from that American TV sitcom, Cheers) racing!
Bowling, Bowling is not a sport!, Randolph...It's just a big video game (nm)zmarke
Jan 17, 2003 2:16 PM
I think it's funny that people idolize that movie so much...amflyer
Jan 17, 2003 2:55 PM
I mean, just let it go...

wasn't Ned Overend in that movie? (nm)tempeteOntheRoad
Jan 17, 2003 4:21 PM
Enough of this Sunday stroll, let's hurt a little!!seyboro
Jan 17, 2003 5:08 PM
re: yeah nice tlts....jrm
Jan 17, 2003 5:09 PM
That alexadra self proclaimed "athelete" woman with the gig on OLN?