dave zabriskie appreciation thread

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David Zabriskie (born January 12, 1979 in Salt Lake City) is a professional road bicycle racer from the United States who rides for Team Slipstream.[2] His main strength is individual time trials and his career highlights include stage wins in all three Grand Tour stage races, as well as the US National Time Trial Championship. Zabriskie is known for his quirky nature, including singing before stages and the interviews he does with fellow riders in the professional peloton which are posted on his homepage.

cutty, Monday, 25 February 2008 19:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

David Zabriskie (DZ) has conducted a number of flash-interviews in the peloton with various riders, displaying them on his website. They usually go down like the following interview of Alessandro Petacchi (AP):
DZ: Could I ask you a question?
AP: Yes.
DZ: Do you like Star Wars?
AP: Star Wars?
DZ: The movies.
AP: Yes.
DZ: Thank you.

cutty, Monday, 25 February 2008 19:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

When Cyclingnews asked David Zabriskie before Stage 9 in Firenze how it felt to enter the cycling stats as the third American in cycling history along with Andy Hampsten and Tyler Hamilton to win a Giro d'Italia time trial, he smiled and said: "rock and roll, dude" - yet another example of his unique sense of humor, provoking plenty of laughter from his CSC team-mate Christian Vandevelde.

cutty, Monday, 25 February 2008 19:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hey Evan, who's that guy with the beard you're hugging?

Laurel, Tuesday, 26 February 2008 02:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

good one

gbx, Tuesday, 26 February 2008 06:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

evan looks like LEVI? hee hee

cutty, Tuesday, 26 February 2008 14:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

im a levi fan. master of his ego, i think hes been sorta dissed repeatedly by his ds's, worst by gerolsteiner. the fact that hes limited by his riding style (yugo like accellerations) makes me appreciate him even more. watching him and evans go at it on a col is pretty boring tho.

so even tho this z's appreciation thred, just sayin-

bonus: odessa

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 26 February 2008 15:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

ahem "accelerations"

not afraid to be seen with peta.

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 26 February 2008 16:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

great article re: odessa

cutty, Tuesday, 26 February 2008 16:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

Posted by: Jaclyn | July 6, 2007 02:48 PM

It's rare to find such a compassionate man.

cutty, Tuesday, 26 February 2008 16:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

give me a fucking break, jaclyn

cutty, Tuesday, 26 February 2008 16:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

http://www.velocitynation.com/article.aspx?ID=2245&CID=58

cutty, Thursday, 22 May 2008 15:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Now I am friendly with that team and don't have to worry about the ETA anymore."

Steve Shasta, Thursday, 22 May 2008 17:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

cutty, Friday, 23 January 2009 14:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

just had a dream...I was playing basket ball with @levileipheimer...he was hittin a few jumpers...so I had to go dunkathon on him.
3:36 PM Jul 2nd from TwitterBerry

cutty, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 16:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

Zabriskie
"Early on in my career when I was on USPS I was dropped at some race in Spain with the entire Euskatel team and they continued to pull at a fast pace and I was annoyed so I started yelling rapido it was more of a taunt than a joke. Well one of the guys came back and grabbed me by the jersey and we stopped and I thought he was going to beat me up but he didn't. Now I am friendly with that team and don't have to worry about the ETA anymore. I actually wouldn't mind being the first foreigner to be hired by that team, now that would be funny me hanging out with bunch of Basque guys. "

lol

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 14 July 2009 16:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

zabriskie wins tour of missouri

cutty, Sunday, 13 September 2009 23:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://www.velonews.com/photo/97803

cutty, Sunday, 13 September 2009 23:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

david lynch twittered "Please tell me what you did this weekend." and zabriskie replies:

@DAVID_LYNCH did some bike racing.
4:51 PM Aug 24th from web in reply to DAVID_LYNCH

cutty, Monday, 14 September 2009 01:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

lolllll the petacchi interview

footstomping smirker (haitch), Monday, 14 September 2009 02:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

i recommend listening to the interview, not reading it. very LOL!

cutty, Wednesday, 23 September 2009 00:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

i fell asleep listening to it last night. i heard him repping for wet wipes in my dreams.

caek, Wednesday, 23 September 2009 10:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

Arrgh, it contains spoilers for The Wire!!

Mark C, Wednesday, 23 September 2009 10:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

VeloNews: Were you able to have fun at the Tour, given the stresses of the race and the pressure from the media?

Bradley Wiggins: Oh, yeah, we laughed ourselves into hysterics, with Christian (Vande Velde) and Dave (Millar) and DZ Nuts (Dave Zabriskie). It was such a pleasure being with all those guys.

'DZ Nuts'!!

racist of the falling leaves (haitch), Monday, 19 October 2009 03:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://www.pricepoint.com/images/styleImages/D_400%20DZNCH8.jpg

Mark C, Monday, 19 October 2009 14:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Dave Zabriskie, Team Garmin-Slipstream

How will race strategy change without race radios - if at all?
Oh it's gonna be off the chain.

Do you agree with the ban?
Of course I do, it's gonna be off the chain.

Will some teams be more affected than others?
Maybe teams that don't know how to make decisions when things are going off the chain.

Do you think races will be less safe without radios?
I think they will be safer actually. Less stressful energy going around the bunch.

What's the strangest exchange you've ever had on the race radio?
I had grabbed a handful of purple condoms on the street from some group that was handing them out when I lived in Berkeley. I put those purple condoms in my rain bag. During my first Vuelta it began to rain and Johan is on the radio talking to everybody so and so wants this and that. I was like give me a jacket or something. Maybe a minute passed and Johan came on the radio and said real slow, Dave, why do you have condoms in your rain bag? I'm not sure how responded at that time, probably just said something like, well just in case or it is a rain bag...

cutty, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 17:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

haw i was just gonna post that!

how rad bandit (gbx), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 17:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

you read ny velocity?

cutty, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 17:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

ha

cutty, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 17:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

nah, i was opening up old ILTRMB threads (this one), followed some other Velocity link upthread, saw this and said 'huh'

how rad bandit (gbx), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 17:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

DZ: Could I ask you a question?
AP: Yes.
DZ: Do you like Star Wars?
AP: Star Wars?
DZ: The movies.
AP: Yes.
DZ: Thank you.

― cutty, Monday, February 25, 2008 2:46 PM

XD

luol deng (am0n), Friday, 13 November 2009 17:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

schmalz I think Dave Zabriskie attracts a lot of geeks.

Millar He's the perfect cycling pervert fan.

schmalz Yeah, you get the protractor types with Dave.

Millar Yeah, he loves it as well.

He's kind of cerebral and ironic.

Off the wall, individualistic, anti-conformist .

quiet and secretively we will always be together (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 16 December 2009 00:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

dzabriskie

Dave's day of good deeds. Showed a girl how to shift the bike, found a wallet, and gave someone a clif bar who had hit the wall...

bum-sniff deviant (cutty), Saturday, 26 December 2009 23:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

http://www.cycleto.com/videopopups/davez.html

PIMMS SNAKE (haitch), Saturday, 16 January 2010 03:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

YES!!!

cutty, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 00:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

this guy.... seriously: my hero. looked so dope today. god bless captain america.

_▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 03:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

he looked even fitter than usual to me

establishment man cloggin up ur spills (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 03:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

i took a pic of him about 100m from the finish... i'll upload in a bit. post-race fist bump too. so stoked.

_▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 03:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

he will be garmin's '10 'revelation of the tour' a la VDV, wiggo

u heard it here 1st

erotic geometry (haitch), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 04:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

if thats really the 100m line rogers made up a shitload of ground really fast

establishment man cloggin up ur spills (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 05:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

great pic, thx!

establishment man cloggin up ur spills (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 05:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah there was a huge gust of wind and rogers just came off levi and boomeranged around the corner.

"Coming into Santa Cruz was beautiful," Zabriskie said. "The sun came out, amazing crowds and ol' Dave got a surfboard."

_▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 06:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

So jealous. I'm going to be at the Big Bear finish and the LA Time Trial, hopefully the race will still be close like this by then.

sous les paves, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 06:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

so do you guys agree that the plane of his bartops is not perpendicular to the vertical plane of his frame and wheels or what? is he really torquing that bitch up that much?

establishment man cloggin up ur spills (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 06:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol i hadn't noticed that. it does look rather twisted!

erotic geometry (haitch), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 07:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

that's the first thing i noticed! something is craaaaaaaazy about that pic, steve shasta

gbx, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 16:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ytlo1OQ1eRE

cutty, Thursday, 20 May 2010 02:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

there's no reason why he shouldn't be a household name in america. what the fuck is wrong with this country.

cutty, Thursday, 20 May 2010 02:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

whatta weirdo

gbx, Thursday, 20 May 2010 06:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

his ex roommate is def a household name

The WSJ story states that Landis’ emails make allegations against Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer and Dave Zabriskie.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/05/news/wsj-and-espn-landis-admits-doping-alleges-use-by-armstrong-others_117407#ixzz0oTCqzLBi

establishment man cloggin up ur spills (Hunt3r), Thursday, 20 May 2010 11:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

soakin up dem rays

assiest boy in america (haitch), Thursday, 1 July 2010 14:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

A bird flew into my helmet today while riding...they say it's some kind of mating thing...I must be in my prime...

astronomy broheems (haitch), Sunday, 26 September 2010 10:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

good to see the local fauna isn't holding back when encountered by the euro PROs

astronomy broheems (haitch), Sunday, 26 September 2010 10:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
one month passes...

if this wasn't classic enough...
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/973279915/-2.jpg

@joaoisme:
Last year Thor shared a room with me at the first camp. This year he's got @dzabriskie. Man that is a rough start for the big man.

@dzabriskie:
Going to miss the Pinkfloyd concert tomorrow...wonder if my roomate Thor is up for a deep dark Wall session...
about 3 hours ago

i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 02:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hero

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 14:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

haha

caek, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 14:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hero: http://davezabriskie.com/images/roof-cap-thumb.jpg (bigger version on his site...)

sous les paves, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 15:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

the space man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR9JJghnqoo

i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 16 December 2010 01:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

http://www.twitvid.com/17L54

taco al pastorius (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 21:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Back in the Stars and Stripes TT Jersey!

sous les paves, Sunday, 29 May 2011 00:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Sorry, that was Chris's link, I only realised after I posted it!

Mark C, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 13:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

http://static.flickr.com/4031/4641475259_ce94af4680.jpg

i mean

g++ (gbx), Thursday, 21 July 2011 04:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

did he just

g++ (gbx), Thursday, 21 July 2011 04:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh man i guess i missed that that had been posted

g++ (gbx), Thursday, 21 July 2011 04:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, the podium girls stay far away from dz when he wins a stage. think there's vid of him this year at US Nats with the podium girls running away.

it's a meme i made and i like (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 21 July 2011 06:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

ahaha

g++ (gbx), Thursday, 21 July 2011 13:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

i hope i never find out he's actually somehow a terrible person tbh

if you hipster on your fixie tonight, dont forget, wear black. amen. (Hunt3r), Thursday, 28 July 2011 04:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

I have it on very good authority that he is very "odd, eccentric, unusual, difficult".

it's a meme i made and i like (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 28 July 2011 05:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

Steve, always 1 step ahead of me.

Dz's comicon blog post.

http://davezabriskie.com/?p=676

He really would fit right in here.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 28 July 2011 11:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

File in dictionary next to shit eating grin

http://i52.tinypic.com/2psruk0.png

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 28 July 2011 12:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

today I am loving his double child seat Xtracycle

http://davezabriskie.com/images/2011-08-08-cruiser-th.jpg

http://davezabriskie.com/?p=684

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 17:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

BREAKING
http://i.imgur.com/LKszQ.jpg

from Interbike

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 20:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

are u there?

tebow package scenario (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 20:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

No, teammate is though.

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 21:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
three weeks pass...

'perfect example of why 'vegans' shouldn't drink' haha

dead precedents politics as usual (Hunt3r), Saturday, 19 November 2011 14:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

Zabriskie, a five-time national time-trial champion, recalled serenading Johan Bruyneel, the longtime team manager, with a song about EPO, to the tune of Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze.”

“EPO all in my veins; Lately things just don’t seem the same; Actin’ funny, but I don’t know why; ’Scuse me while I pass this guy.”

cutty, Thursday, 11 October 2012 13:49 (six years ago) Permalink

cutty!

we fed him, now he's an 8 million pound troll all over our board (Hunt3r), Thursday, 11 October 2012 15:28 (six years ago) Permalink


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