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post #53206 of 66718

China on the deck twice. They need a grading system at the world champs. Cnuts getting away with tape on their helmets too. We get reemed for it. UCI. lol.

 

Also. Baldy chick from the UK. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SHAVE OFF THAT TUFT.

 

 

post #53207 of 66718

I think the kilo is pretty ace. It is an event a skinny cnut can do (slow->fast->hold), or a fat cnut (fast->fast->dieinthearse).

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Originally Posted by gplama View Post

I think the kilo is pretty ace. It is an event a skinny cnut can do (slow->fast->hold), or a fat cnut (fast->fast->dieinthearse).



I feel like throwing up for them when they're doing the last lap.  The spew zone.

 

post #53209 of 66718

Hey Swampo, Jim Marshall died.  He was 88.  

 

According to Wikipedia, he was voted -- by who, I dunno -- one of the 4 forfathers of rock.  Can you guess the other 3?  :-)  Two are easy, but I never woulda got the other one. 


Edited by 531Aussie - 4/5/12 at 8:54am
post #53210 of 66718

This is on the Eastern Veterans site:

 

"Due to the continual problems of club members not turning up to do their corner duty, the club will be implementing the following process:  When there are not enough marshalls on race day, volunteers will be called for to fill the missing places, and if no volunteers come forward, numbers of racing riders will be drawn out of a hat.   Eg: if the number 25 is drawn out of the hat, then the rider who has that number will forego their race to do duty"

 

Jee, you'd be happy if you arranged a whole month's training around peaking for a race, were fully warmed and psyched up, ready to smash everyone, then you get dragged off the start line to mind a corner.  Crikey!  :-)   I wonder if it's an idle threat.   I guess their hand has been forced.

post #53211 of 66718

Jim was an ace guy - really friendly - got to meet him twice. Once at a music show in Manchester and another time when I took my old Marshall into the factory at Bletchley to have some issues fixed (the local music stores gave the usual "it'll be ready in 8 weeks" story and took 12 and still didn't fix it). He saw me with the amp and a big smile on my face, having had a factory tour, the chance to play my amp on 10 and a laugh with the tech that "designed" the JCM800 "Slash" amp, and had a quick chat. He seemed impressed that the old amp was still in such good condition and that folks were still using the older stuff. This was back in the early 90's when old retro stuff wasn't "trendy."

 

I sometimes regret selling the old amp head - but then again I bought it for the equivalent of about $150 and sold it for $1500 and rarely played it cause it was really too loud for home use, so I can't complain too much.

 

As for the 4 guys. Seth is a bit of an oddball to most folk - but he did design the humbucker. Jim's first amps, like the JTM45, were basically Fender designs with different valves - different because the American counter parts weren't commonly available in England, not because they were chosen to sound different. That said, the amps that followed were unique and were ace and are still fun to play though. It's hard to forget how loud the old 100 watt, non master volume amps were - they almost make the current generation of 120watt high gain amps seem like 50 watters and because they were non-master volume amps you HAD to crank them otherwise they'd sound like sh1t... Mmmm 'that' tone from Free's "All Right Now"... drool.gif

post #53212 of 66718
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie View Post

This is on the Eastern Veterans site:

 

"Due to the continual problems of club members not turning up to do their corner duty, the club will be implementing the following process:  When there are not enough marshalls on race day, volunteers will be called for to fill the missing places, and if no volunteers come forward, numbers of racing riders will be drawn out of a hat.   Eg: if the number 25 is drawn out of the hat, then the rider who has that number will forego their race to do duty"

 

Jee, you'd be happy if you arranged a whole month's training around peaking for a race, were fully warmed and psyched up, ready to smash everyone, then you get dragged off the start line to mind a corner.  Crikey!  :-)   I wonder if it's an idle threat.   I guess their hand has been forced.

 

 

I'm tipping that your number doesn't go into the hat if you've done your allotted corner duty already. 

 

Northern vets have a slightly more commercial way of handling it.  When you renew your license you can

a) Put your name on the roster, once in each 6 month period.

b) Pay an extra $100 for your membership fee and be exempt from corner duty.

c) Pay an extra $10 per race. This one works for me as I generally do less than 10 races a year.
 

 

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Paris Roubaix news: Hushovd confident in sprint.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/hushovd-ready-to-take-on-boonen-at-paris-roubaix

 

So... what about the other 257.5km, is he confident about them?

 

Ballan > Hushovd on BMC

 

I don't think that Boonen will get phased the same way that Cancellara did last year if forced to do nearly all the work to pull a break back if they go - if he's the sole rider in the first chase group from Quickstep. I don't see that happening though as there's too many other good riders that'll likely be up there with him from his team.

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COBL GOBL-R

 

... really, the official name for the new Specialized seatpost.

 

zertz_seatpost_600.jpg

post #53215 of 66718

Just stuff your mouth full of marbles and it's dead easy to pronounce. biggrin.gif

post #53216 of 66718
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I don't think that Boonen will get phased the same way that Cancellara did last year if forced to do nearly all the work to pull a break back if they go - if he's the sole rider in the first chase group from Quickstep. I don't see that happening though as there's too many other good riders that'll likely be up there with him from his team.



Agree. He has Chavanel and Terpstra. Both can win it on their own, so fark me, either way Boonen should be knee deep in hookers and blow come Sunday eve

post #53217 of 66718
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Originally Posted by gplama View Post

I think the kilo is pretty ace. It is an event a skinny cnut can do (slow->fast->hold), or a fat cnut (fast->fast->dieinthearse).

Agreed on that. Great race.

PS this is for Ozman

A Pic of Steele Von Hoff's wheel after a finishing sprint crash.

His 4th carbon this year to be totalled:D

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post #53218 of 66718
Frame broken? No
Saddle smashed? No
Bottles fall out of bottle holder? Nope
Tyre popped? No
Bar tape scuffed? Nope
Dirt found on frame? Doesn't appear to be...

$1500 front wheel trashed beyond repair? Absofarkinglutely.

Maybe if he bought a frame that fit and not one that needed the CN Tower for a seat post he probably wouldn't poo-jab himself mid sprint and deck himself... With that much of a disparity in frame size he probably wishes he has T-Rex arms given the mini me top tube.
post #53219 of 66718
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Originally Posted by matagi View Post

Just stuff your mouth full of marbles and it's dead easy to pronounce. biggrin.gif


Yeah...

... But I wonder how many people have already thought that changing the last two letters of the first word to CK as a practical joke should a friend get one.
post #53220 of 66718
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Originally Posted by swampy1970 View Post

Maybe if he bought a frame that fit and not one that needed the CN Tower for a seat post he probably wouldn't poo-jab himself mid sprint and deck himself... With that much of a disparity in frame size he probably wishes he has T-Rex arms given the mini me top tube.

Ha. Lols. Another Netxpert! ROTF.gif

 


 

 

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