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Anything for Love... yeah, right...(20 posts)

Anything for Love... yeah, right...Akirasho
Jun 23, 2003 5:09 PM
... a guy just destroyed a Griffen Vulcan on Fox's reality show "Anything For Love" to prove his dedication...

If you love someone, set them free... that was craptacular...

http://www.griffenbike.com/Vulcan.cfm
http://www.fox.com/afl/

... he cut through the top and downtube with a reciprocating saw (nope, I don't watch the program... just surfing past when a beautiful red Vulcan caught my eye).

I'm thinking, if she loved him and realized what a sacrifice that might be (beyond the financial)... how could she let him... if he would have to make that kind of sacrifice... what will she ask for next??? just my POV.

Be the bike.
I saw that too...merckx56
Jun 23, 2003 5:22 PM
and just emailed Griffen with all of the info on how to contact the producers and told them that one of their rigs was displayed prominently for about 10 minutes on national TV! They should really track the guy down and hook him with a new frame!
I saw that too...Akirasho
Jun 23, 2003 5:34 PM
They should really track the guy down and hook him with a new frame

... dunno if he deserves one... Love is a quasi thing in the first place... and sacrifices are part of the deal... but why couldn't he donate the rig to a deserving up and comer??? I don't think I'd want to reward someone for intentionally destroying my marque... especially to enhance TV ratings. There had to be a "better" way.

Be the bike.
re: Anything for Love... yeah, right...rogue_CT1
Jun 23, 2003 6:14 PM
I thought the same thing. Why would he want be with someone that would get joy from the destruction of something he cared about? I'd of sent her on her way!
My thoughts were the same.Atombomber
Jun 23, 2003 8:25 PM
I would have made sure some sort of document was signed by her and the show that if she left him, the bike would be replaced.

I was surfing the channels when I too saw the bike.
If it were love (xpost from passion)Sadlebred
Jun 24, 2003 4:45 AM
Sadlebred Jun-24-03, 05:28 AM
"Yep only a moron would do that for an ex-girlfriend...nm"
I cringed when I saw that he was going to go for the girl and not the bike. (This coming from a woman...) He will be miserable without the bike. Biking is a lifestyle, not to be given up for anything. She will make him miserable, and he won't be able to forgive her. He should find someone that either rides or understands that he and his bike have a long standing relationship that won't go away when a woman walks into his life. If she really loved him, she wouldn't have forced him to choose between them.
my thoughts exactly...funknuggets
Jun 24, 2003 6:43 AM
Man, that guy wasn't cutting a bike... he was cutting his freaking soul. Man. Sadlebred is right, cycling is a passion and a lifestyle and if the gal wasn't supportive and understanding, then she needs to be set packing. If I were the guy, I would have had them cut up those Rolfs or something... but the FRAME, the freaking FRAME. I felt a twinge in my throat, not for the bike, not for the display of love, but the fact that he would look like a SUPERFRED on national TV by selling his soul to the devil with blonde hair. Ack.
If it were love (xpost from passion)lacycling
Jun 27, 2003 10:34 AM
You should check out the message board at fox.com for the show and read the latest post that the guy who cut the bike wrote. He seems like a pretty genuine person and speaks very highly of the girl and not that great about the show.
whipped(nm)rufus
Jun 24, 2003 6:04 AM
I bet he got a lot more pleasure from the bike:)ZeGopha
Jun 24, 2003 6:35 AM
That guy must have a serious screw loose to destroy a $3000 plus dollar bike over a sadistic ex-girl friend. And just think, he'll end up spending even more on the divorce!
Poor choice...the bike looks is a much better companionKristin
Jun 24, 2003 7:54 AM
I just watched the video. Did you see the look on her face? There is a name for women like that which I am not allowed to type on this board. She wasn't worth it. He shudda hopped on and rode off stage left. And now she knows she can lead him around by his johnson til death do they part.
His love might not be all that it is cracked up to be.Turtleherder
Jun 24, 2003 7:56 AM
The first thing I thought of was how could she let him cut up his bike if she really loved him? But then a thought occured to me. Maybe it was all just crap on his part. What if the frame was already cracked? Not such a big deal if the frame is already trashed. Of course I could just be rationalizing and the guy really is a dope for cutting up his bike.
he's an idiotSadlebred
Jun 24, 2003 8:11 AM
No...she had a smug, satisfied look on her face. Do you know how many serious racers I know of that have girlfriends or wives and kids?? They make their relationship work. Sometimes it's best when the wife has an all consuming passion herself.

I AM a woman, and I would never make a guy give up something that he really loves to be with me. I'd be supportive of him. On the other hand, if any guy ever tried to tell me I had to stop riding horses or racing my bike, he'd be out the door so fast he wouldn't remember getting kicked out. You can't give up being YOU for someone else.

End of story.

PS If anyone knows any cute racer boys that want a girlfriend...28, Cat. 3/Sport, has lots of nice bikes, etc...drop me a line :)
32/Cat. 3/5 bikesspeedisgood
Jun 24, 2003 8:31 AM
Must like long walks on the beach at sunset, long rides for training, short, fast races, and occasional snerdnurgling. Applicants must be well-adjusted mentally and on the bike; a strong sense of what frame material is best for her a definite plus.
Did you ever think it might be fake?53T
Jun 24, 2003 9:08 AM
Did you ever think that some things on TV are not real. Did you ever think that EVERYTHING "produced" for TV is fake?

Anyway, it does make for a good hypothetical discussion. If I were her, I'd leave this spineless whimp.

BTW, Sadlebred, you will get more responses from a photo than a race resume! Cute racer boys are very visually oriented.
Yes but...Sadlebred
Jun 24, 2003 9:40 AM
The bike in the picture is gone. There is a new lovely hardtail in my life (my custom Kelly). Guys are riding friends.
It was dirty anyway53T
Jun 24, 2003 4:58 PM
Hell, look at the post on that guy on the left! Sure he's not intersted?
Did you ever think it might be fake?Akirasho
Jun 25, 2003 3:41 AM
... oh gawd... now even the Griffen site has a link to the event... I guess you may be right... the fix may have been in... it's like '50's game shows all over again...

Be the bike.
He still has the components!fracisco
Jun 24, 2003 10:40 AM
He can give GVH a call and get a new frame for his components in a couple of months. It's not like he threw the thing in the dumpster.

I was cringing when the host cut through the downtube after he had only cut through the top tube, and the frame fell to floor in two pieces with a large thunk.

What a jerk. My girlfriend couldn't believe that he did that.
re: Anything for Love... yeah, right...xxl
Jun 24, 2003 12:24 PM
And it looks like they ran over it with a steamroller, too; all the tubes and rims are squished ; )