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Sprinter, Climber or TT expert?(14 posts)

Sprinter, Climber or TT expert?Colton
Nov 17, 2003 10:08 AM
If you had one wish granted, which one would you choose to be the best at?

I would go for a sprinter, because of the speed involved and recognition of being the fastest man on 2 wheels. Plus, the
rewards of the trophy girls!
Nov 17, 2003 10:11 AM
Sprinting is fun and all but even though you're the fastest, you might be only fractions of a second better than a dozen other guys. Nope, climbing is where it's at for me. Being able to punish someone over a stratch of time (so they can think about it while it's going on) is some kinda sick pleasure.
climber-that is why my bike is named the marquessa de sade!brad nicholson
Nov 17, 2003 10:13 AM
TT !!Marketing Dept
Nov 17, 2003 10:13 AM
Sexy bikes, cool helmets, a virtual geekfest! And even an occasional podium finish (some podium girl time).

Plus, I seem to think about TT's every 15.4 seconds!!
re: Sprinter, Climber or TT expert?Bulldozer
Nov 17, 2003 10:27 AM
Climber - It's the hardest of the three and just about anyone can win a sprint given the right circumstances. Being a good climber means that you are better than the other guys over a substantial distance - not just the last 100 meters. That would mean more to me. However, the more I think about it, winning the TT would mean that you're better than everyone mano a mano, with no direct help from your team. Okay, now I'm split...
Climber (nm)PEDDLEFOOT
Nov 17, 2003 10:30 AM
Climber! Because I like hills...mountains...whatever. nmMike P
Nov 17, 2003 10:36 AM
Nov 17, 2003 10:42 AM
I think the most powerful-looking position on a bike is climbing out of the saddle. Just look at pictures/videos from this past TdF... Armstrong is a beast out of the saddle... Ullrich looks like a weakling in comparison...
trueThe Human G-Nome
Nov 17, 2003 12:50 PM
Ullrich looks like a weakling in comparison...

true, but Ullrich looks like a beast IN the saddle.
I don't know...kevinacohn
Nov 17, 2003 2:58 PM
...I don't think anyone looks more powerful than Armstrong when he climbs out of the saddle... not even the sprinters...
Lead singer of Zep.eyebob
Nov 17, 2003 10:57 AM
Oh wait, wrong question.

You should have included "classics rider" because it's a slightly different beast, and the one I would have chosen. give me a mud, caked two handed victory salute at the end of Paris-Rubaix any day. Then, cause it's cold, you get to snuggle with the Podium Girls, nut just French em.....

RAAM rider for me. nmdzrider
Nov 17, 2003 11:39 AM
Climber for sureUcannotBsirius
Nov 17, 2003 2:51 PM
I love to climb and have worked hard over the last year or so to loose weight and improve my climbing.

Dropping someone on a climb is one of the best sensations (in cycling that is!), closely followed by setting a pace on a long climb that your riding partner(s) can just maintain, but you know they are suffering like hell while you are taking it reasonably steady.

And imagine winning a stage of the TDF on Alpe D'Huez or Mont Ventoux, to me that would be worth a good many sprint or TT wins.
Definitely a SprinterCritLover
Nov 17, 2003 6:46 PM
There is nothing better than whippin it up in the last couple hundred meters, and pulling out the win.
Oh, what a rush!