Which rider would you like to have a pint with and why ??

Discussion in 'The Bike Cafe' started by limerickman, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2004
    Messages:
    16,130
    Likes Received:
    115
    Had the pleasure of meeting the Gypsy at Sean Kelly's last race -
    at the after session in the Carrick Hotel in Carrick On Suir.
    A very nice bloke.
    Had a pint of Guinness with himself and Hinault !!
    Strangest pint I ever had - a Breton who couldn't (wouldn't !!)
    speak in english (only French !), and De Vlaeminck who couldn't stop talking about how nice a person Sean Kelly is !!!
    It must have been the Guinness !
     


  2. skillerv

    skillerv New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2004
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would have to say Pantani because despite all the crap people say about him he was still a great rider and id like to find out whats going on in his head
     
  3. Stevedvg

    Stevedvg New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    0
    Are far as pro's are concerned I would go with Jaja mainly because I really liked his aggressive style in the mountains...

    But on the more accessible side: There's this really hot blonde girl I cycle with on occasion...:D
     
  4. pineapple

    pineapple New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2003
    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nicole Cooke ;)
     
  5. Stevedvg

    Stevedvg New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    0
    hahahaha! No, not Nicole - But I must say it's amazing how much motivation to get up at 5am can be provided by the prospect of chasing a nice pair of legs...
     
  6. rogerramjet

    rogerramjet New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2004
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joseba Beloki is the man because I've always wanted to learn to speak Spanish.
     
  7. meehs

    meehs New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2003
    Messages:
    1,868
    Likes Received:
    0
    I guess I'd say Mario Cipollini. He could give me some style tips and we'd be sure to be joined by a bevy of gorgeous babes!
     
  8. Kathrin

    Kathrin New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    Tyler -- he is the nicest man in cycling.

    George -- I'm female, do I need to give any more reasons:D

    Lance -- to see what he is really like
     
  9. Styler

    Styler New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2003
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    djamolidine abdoujaparov - would love to see him fit his signature in the little box on the bill...

    rolf sorenson - found an old video of the 1996 tour the other day, and saw him on an amazing solo breakaway, which was caught juswt before the line. rather than get dejected, he came back and won the following days stage. impressive character.

    jan ullrich - sure he'd be up for a night clubbing...
     
  10. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2004
    Messages:
    16,130
    Likes Received:
    115
    If I would have a pint (or several) and if it was possible, with my selection Philippe Thys : first superstar of cycling - winner of the TDF 1913,14 and 1920.

    I'm told he servd in WW1, as well as winning the TDF before and after 1914-1918.
    That's some achievement in my opinion.
     
  11. The Cheetah

    The Cheetah New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Everybody says Lance... I'm no different. Cipo is in a close second.
     
  12. MountainPro

    MountainPro New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2004
    Messages:
    3,071
    Likes Received:
    1
    sorry to dig up an old thread,

    i have never met Obree but i ocassionally go out with a group that he also goes out with. One day i will get to meet him, apperently he still beats the guys, them on thier road bikes and him on his MTB!! We live only 15 miles apart.

    for me, my favourite cyclist of all time is Marco Pantani, dont ask why, i have never met him or even seen him in a race. I just always liked his climbing style and thought he was such a pro. I love Italian cycling and for me he typified the Italian style and flair. I miss him a lot.
     
  13. shetzer

    shetzer New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2004
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Eddy. Not only the greatest cyclist of all time, but he seems like a nice person and from what I've heard, enjoys a good beer on occasion.
     
  14. rmartin

    rmartin New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2003
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    It would have to be Sean Kelly - I'd ask him how me managed to test positive after Paris-Brussels in 1984.
     
  15. PeterF

    PeterF New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    983
    Likes Received:
    0
    Erik Zabel. He's the consummate pro. The guy just loves to ride. He races from Milan San Remo until the Worlds every year, plus he's always in contention for the sprinters jersey on the final day of the Tour and Vuelta. Have you ever heard of him quitting because the mountains are too tough for him? I'm sure a pint with him would make any cyclist want to go out and ride 150 miles the next day.
    :cool:
     
  16. I'd have to say some of the riders I see, pass, or get passed by while I'm on my daily commute. I think we could talk bikes and bicycling on at least close to the same level. Especially if they like doing their own wrench turning, like I do.

    The level that the well known pro's are on, I might as well not be in the same pub. I wouldn't know what they were talking about and to them I would probably be boring, or seen as a boor.:)
     
  17. steve_wmn

    steve_wmn New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2004
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Bob Roll. He seems like the kind of guy that'd enjoy a few pints and would have some stories to tell.
     
  18. ausgirl

    ausgirl New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2004
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    0
    Stuie O'Grady - looks like a laugh and one of the best Aussie cyclists ever.

    Jaja - i love a great hill climber

    Sara Carrigan - to talk about her magic moment in Athens
     
  19. ALAN OBRIEN

    ALAN OBRIEN New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    0
    im amazed no one here has mentioned neil stephens or sean yates, imho, 2 of the best and most professional cyclists ive ever seen.
    i was never as happy to see someone pull on a yellow jersey as i was when sean did it in 94.
    and no one has deserved a stage win in the tour more than neil, the amount of selfless work he did during his long career deserved nothing less. :)
     
  20. Annie Saxon

    Annie Saxon New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2004
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well there are lot of riders, who I would like to have a talk or fun with, but now I say Tyler Hamilton to have a honest chat about everything, especially this season!
     
Loading...
Loading...