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What's wrong with this picture?(7 posts)

What's wrong with this picture?Dog
Dec 27, 2001 7:16 AM
This is a photo from an actual road race here in California:

pattersonpass4

Not exactly a lesson in drafting, huh?

Actually, it's on a very steep hill. The lesson is to find out what the course will be like and take the right gears so you don't have to traverse ditch to ditch to get up the hills.

Dog
It hurts just to look at it (nm)Jon
Dec 27, 2001 8:16 AM
I think the geezer's just showing off with a cute trackstandnigel
Dec 27, 2001 2:08 PM
on the hill whilst everyone else suffers. I'm certain that this guy went on to easily win the race; no one with such confidence could possibly lose a race. ;)

Just kidding, folks. It does look like he's about to tip over (or maybe about to attempt a shortcut across the grassy hill at stage right).

Nice photo; thanks, Dog!

Cheers,
Nige
Those aero wheels really help you climb!! ha harollo tommassi
Dec 27, 2001 3:00 PM
great photo - but are they in the front or the back??
I'd say off the backDog
Dec 28, 2001 6:26 AM
Not sure, but I do know the leaders in this race were not "traversing" in the slightest; they went up it Pantani style.

BTW, the guy in the middle, in the multi-bright colors, is one of my team mates.

Dog
isnt that the mailman?BigLeadOutGuy
Dec 27, 2001 7:00 PM
Dont they call that the mailman....when youre riding from one side of the raod to the other just to make it up a killer climb?
re: What's wrong with this picture?koala
Jan 4, 2002 6:15 PM
Its deceiving- doesnt appear that steep in the photo but the next hill does.