|Cycling humor suggestion?||filtersweep|
Aug 11, 2003 7:20 PM
|Can we archive some of the cycling humor items in the "gallery" under a new heading? We could keep the comments in place so everyone posting can be roundly insulted, just like their bikes, their clothing, and their mammas.
Somehow, the fact that most of us have no proper photoshop skills enhances the humor, juvenile as it may be. Much of it is at least as funny as Bob Hope.
Aug 12, 2003 3:13 AM
|"Hey Lance, this is how you cut a corner the quick way"|
|re: il Pirata is onboard with the plan||teoteoteo|
Aug 12, 2003 5:26 AM
|Bo and Luke would be proud!|
|ROTFLMAO! ...last night...||JS Haiku Shop|
Aug 12, 2003 6:30 AM
|last evening i watched the '95 TdF tape. those carrera jean-patterned bibs and his shaved head would go great in the ol' General Lee!
btw he was the only one i noticed using downtube shifters in the '95 TdF. he also won d'Huez and the other major mountain climb that year...and that's also the year that Indurain rode away from the field (!) on a flat stage with Bruyneel, the year that Casartelli (sp?) died, Lance won a stage and finished his first TdF, Tricky Dick (doped) took his second polka dot jersey, Jalabert wore yellow and won green, and Riis really started coming on strong. what a great Tour!
Indurain: to all ye nay-sayers, he was a hella climber. you have only to watch him drop everybody and school pantani in the '95 tour. :)
(how's that for thread drift?)
|re: il Pirata is onboard with the plan||Alpedhuez55|
Aug 12, 2003 7:15 AM
|That is the best one yet!!!
Did anyone ever see the appearance Pantani made on an Italian Variety show playing a stupid candid cameraish practical joke? THey would film him sneeking up to people on his bike. He had a very loud horn attached to his bike and the people would be startled, turn around and see Pantani in full team kit and start to laugh.
|Only in Italy||filtersweep|
Aug 12, 2003 7:49 AM
|Despite Lance's successes, I doubt he would achieve the same level of recognition pulling the same stunt in full Postal. It would actually be dangerous!|
|Can anyone point me to the original picture?||Tig|
Aug 12, 2003 7:18 AM
|The guys I work with really want to find this picture in its original form. Help!
|first pic at top. Search 'Kona' for hi-res version somewhere.nm||Spunout|
Aug 12, 2003 8:08 AM
|apparently my humor was too subtle?? -nm||filtersweep|
Aug 12, 2003 8:13 AM
|or "over our heads"? nm||Spunout|
Aug 12, 2003 8:24 AM
|$hit, see it now. Big monitor here, small pictures ;-) nm||Spunout|
Aug 12, 2003 8:26 AM
|I just found the original w/story||Tig|
Aug 12, 2003 8:39 AM
|VeloNews associate editor
This report filed July 24, 2003
Told you a little bit about pro freerider Dave Watson's road-gap jump over the Tour de France while I was up in Whistler, but on Wednesday I got this official press release from the guys at Freeride Entertainment who supplied a little more detail on exactly how things went down. Here are the highlights.
"Freeride Entertainment was recently on location at the Tour de France where Kona Clump rider Dave Watson jumped the tour peloton during the Alp d'Huez stage of the tour," read the release. "The jump took place just before the summit of the Col de Galibier. The set-up and preparation had to be done in secret, as the reaction of the fans and organizers was unknown. Showing up several days before hand, Watson and some of the staff at Big Bike, a French freeride magazine, built the jump and cleared the landing before fans showed up.
"With three 16mm cameras rolling to catch the action and a photographer shooting stills, tension was high as the helicopters appeared on the horizon marking the arrival of the lead group. The amount of police and the mayhem created by the fans on the take-off and landing meant that jumping the lead group was out of the question. With communication hardly possible due to the noise created by the fans, a group of about 12 riders was sighted in the distance and the jump was on. Frantic preparations were made to clear the landing of spectators and take-off jump.
"Jumping just over the back of the peloton as to take no chances of injuring riders on an unknown jump, Watson sailed approximately 45 feet before touching down. Due to a last minute brake check, Watson came up slightly short and was bucked by his bike into the rocky transition.
"Paramedics insisted on taking Watson on a two-hour ride out the mountains to the hospital and the police didn't seem to mind since the only person potentially hurt was Watson. Released from the hospital with a partially separated shoulder, sore back, neck, and a severely bruised groin, he will recover fully."