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cutty, Friday, 29 February 2008 17:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

this picture of last sunday's race was posted on a NYC cycling board-

http://www.teamorganicnyc.org/TOAG/03_02_08/_MG_2656.jpg

the winner of the 123s was rashad guerra--this post was in the comments:

It took me a while to figure it out. It was definitely a post-modern, almost interpretive-dance type victory salute. Quite engaging for an early Spring Series race, actually. One might even say haunting. AVD should be honored.

At first, I had the impression that he was chopping something up - for instance using a cleaver on a butcher block cutting board, slicing up a sushi roll perhaps. Or halving a melon. "The Iron Chef?" Or - less plausibly, perhaps - this was a shiatsu massage maneuver, as he had both arms alternating the chop, chop, chop motion. "Passionflower Shirley, the Yokohama Butterfly?"

Note that while the arms were slightly bent, they definitely weren't at 90º and they were not breaking the vertical line created by the torso - refer to the photograph above for confirmation. So while it might have evoked McEwen, only the casual and (dare I say) naïve observer could classify this rare specimen as simply "The Running Man". The limbs were not swinging back and forth, and he certainly did not have the jovial look on his face - again, please refer to the photographic evidence. It was not the running man, I concluded, that much was clear.

And while the disparate motion of the arms might have been inspired by Ewen McEwen's father's salute, Mr Guerra's had a much more menacing, stilted and robotic-like feel. He came thundering across the line, part man, part bike. Like an updated and modern-day Optimus Prime, more two-wheeler than 18-wheeler but - as evidenced by the look on his face - an evil one. And it became clear. He was a bicyborg, simultaneously winning races and crushing his human competitors. It was the theatrical embodiment of the Flight of the Conchords' first hit enmeshed with early morning winter bike racing - to paraphrase the great Bret and Jemaine, if he had poisonous gasses, he would've poisoned their a**es.

His victory salute classification is: "The Humans are Dead."

cutty, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 02:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

bicyborg

ha

nickalicious, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 16:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

ha love that photo

cutty, Thursday, 6 March 2008 21:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

dude was fucked up by the landing and then arrested. But it is a great picture...

Super Cub, Thursday, 6 March 2008 22:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

There's a video of it isn't there?

W4LTER, Thursday, 6 March 2008 22:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

so badass

gbx, Thursday, 6 March 2008 23:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

Set as background.

nickalicious, Saturday, 8 March 2008 17:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

Did he land on anyone?

nickalicious, Saturday, 8 March 2008 17:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

not arrested, apparently. taken to hospital though:

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/that-watson-gap-jump-7785

caek, Thursday, 13 March 2008 20:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDLCuIlm8I0

caek, Thursday, 13 March 2008 20:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mnVSf1t-lI

am0n, Thursday, 13 March 2008 20:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://madison.craigslist.org/bik/610220241.html

Jordan, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 17:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

^^^ pozzato

cutty, Monday, 24 March 2008 14:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

aw, big guys like to ride too

He's gonna bump his head on traffic lights.

nickalicious, Thursday, 27 March 2008 17:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-1xm8415UQ

^wow
ps this is obvs not even remotely a bike but it's branded as one

sleep, Thursday, 10 April 2008 15:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

According to one of BKW's sources, Fabian Cancellara dropped the entire CSC team while reconning Paris-Roubaix yesterday. Rode away from them. He overshot the rendezvous point with the bus, and as our source said, "Missed the bus." Apparently he had his cell phone with him and they had to ring the powerhouse up to get him to stop.

cutty, Friday, 11 April 2008 18:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

dude is going to destroy P-R

cutty, Friday, 11 April 2008 18:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://www.velonews.com/files/images/Cipollini2.jpg

gbx, Saturday, 12 April 2008 18:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://www.sporza.be/polopoly_fs/1.288822!image/1225549870.jpg

wilter, Thursday, 17 April 2008 00:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

tornado tom should have thrown his bike at the line instead of prancing around

cutty, Thursday, 17 April 2008 01:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

Those lightweight wheels are offensive.

wilter, Thursday, 17 April 2008 02:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

But i want them.

wilter, Thursday, 17 April 2008 02:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

wilter are you W4LTER or someone new

cutty, Thursday, 17 April 2008 15:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

beer company inspirational video

dan m, Thursday, 17 April 2008 18:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

xpost i am walter

wilter, Thursday, 17 April 2008 23:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://www.sporza.be/cm/sporza.be/wielrennen/080416_Scheldeprijs_verslag#

then click: Cavendish glijdt uit

Ed, Friday, 18 April 2008 05:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah that is hilarious.

wilter, Friday, 18 April 2008 06:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

thats one of the all time great shots

or

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/8318/lancefingerlz5.jpg

Hunt3r, Friday, 18 April 2008 15:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=MlT3tBYs588

cutty, Monday, 19 May 2008 16:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://www.dz-nuts.com/

cutty, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 14:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

good idea!

rrrobyn, Friday, 6 June 2008 17:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm sceptical... I remember how much effort it takes to push an old-fashioned lawn mower.

ledge, Friday, 6 June 2008 17:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

Dude throws bike at line, wins, crashes.

Hunt3r, Monday, 16 June 2008 16:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

i was right there

cutty, Monday, 16 June 2008 16:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

there were 2 other crashes in the final lap, it was fucking nuts

cutty, Monday, 16 June 2008 16:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

i figured you might have been there. did rodriguez get around it? he looks a bit tense there...

Hunt3r, Monday, 16 June 2008 16:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

EVERYONE got it around. here's to bike handling skills:

http://my.break.com/Content/view.aspx?ContentID=520953

cutty, Monday, 16 June 2008 17:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

meanwhile, that morning i got 10th in the housatonic hills road race in connecticut. most brutal race i've ever done. almost quit bicycle racing five times during my stint in the pain cave.

cutty, Monday, 16 June 2008 17:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

at least he won

Super Cub, Monday, 16 June 2008 17:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

OOF the skid.

Laurel, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 17:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

his left hand got run over by 2nd place.

Steve Shasta, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 18:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah but that's probably okay, roadies don't weigh anything.

Laurel, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 20:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

http://youtu.be/EcqIgCJNjto

my life in the bush of goatse.cx (haitch), Thursday, 17 January 2013 01:35 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qPNCgda4xD0

that's real banjo bro (Hunt3r), Saturday, 2 February 2013 01:58 (five years ago) Permalink

well, whatevs, it's pretty a pretty lol trope on a familiar clip

that's real banjo bro (Hunt3r), Saturday, 2 February 2013 01:59 (five years ago) Permalink

http://gizmodo.com/5979885/9-ridiculous-cycling-jerseys

wow, 303 is killing it today

that's real banjo bro (Hunt3r), Saturday, 2 February 2013 02:04 (five years ago) Permalink

major lols for "PEAKING BRO"

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 2 February 2013 15:42 (five years ago) Permalink

that hipster skinsuit!

brand n00bian (haitch), Monday, 4 February 2013 06:32 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

If only for the one legged roller skills:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvxerTuz9Jg

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 22 February 2013 11:36 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh dear

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVxeBiD8ZE0

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 22 February 2013 11:38 (five years ago) Permalink

hardlol @ terpstra on the left there!

chubby checker (euphemism) (haitch), Friday, 22 February 2013 12:19 (five years ago) Permalink

http://www.cat3comic.com

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 14:34 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dancingweaponofmassdestruction/sets/72157603577518627/
http://velospace.org/node/13098

i have yet to see anyone hipster on dual discs, but i spose that's happened, right?

life is good (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 17:34 (five years ago) Permalink

I hope anyone stupid enough to ride dual discs on their hipster fixie has been blown into a river. It's all they deserve.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 19:13 (five years ago) Permalink

saw a dude turn up at the end of an 'escape from the suburbs' alleycat on NOBR AKES lo-pro pursuit bike with bullhorns and rear disc. he placed well and it was a hilly route from what i recall too!

challops with the lobster flavor on top (haitch), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 03:43 (five years ago) Permalink

woosh

why are discs on fixies bad?

eris bueller (lukas), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 05:02 (five years ago) Permalink

disc wheels

well if it isn't old 11 cameras simon (gbx), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 05:14 (five years ago) Permalink

they're just silly on a fixie, right, not like actively dangerous. plus what about BIKE POLO.

eris bueller (lukas), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 16:01 (five years ago) Permalink

bike polo doesn't count, everyone's got homemade discs (and disc brakes) on their polo bike (around here at least)

i would think they'd be actively dangerous on ANY bike if you've got one in front

well if it isn't old 11 cameras simon (gbx), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 16:14 (five years ago) Permalink

It's not the fixie thing its more the massive sail you add to your bike. One side gust and you're in the canal.

I haven't seen a front disc in pro road TT in a while and rear discs are getting rarer now they have super deep section rims.

If we're going to talk dual disc LOLz we have to post this picture

http://25.media.tumblr.com/db75924c49390371d0b77f359de33c7b/tumblr_mhzbual6BY1s2v1n0o1_500.jpg

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 17:29 (five years ago) Permalink

Speaking of getting blown into canals, two riders got blown into one on the Energiewacht Tour

http://www.sportfoto.nl/media/600/hidden/27/2026/20130406_EWT05_0008.jpg

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 17:36 (five years ago) Permalink

a disc rear on a fixie is unlikely to cause a problem unless it's really really windy or really gusty. a disc rear is good in gentle to moderate wind or breeze conditions, particularly at yaw. i can't make any argument for a front disc. all discs work best with yaw- the benefit of a disc in dead calm is like, reaaally tiny as far as i've heard. but to have yaw, you need some wind. and if you have wind on a front disc, it's gonna be dangerous according to the one person i know who's raced a front disc.

but why any disc on a hipster fixie? also, daer hipsters, i can sell you an awesome old rear disc, convertible to 120mm, with alloy brake track. i'll throw in the vittoria evo cx tubular on it. if you've not skidded a $100 tubular, you've not skidded. have someone film it for you!

xpost

lol, ed

life is good (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 17:46 (five years ago) Permalink

also one of the best road tt guys on my team in the 90s always rode fixed with a rear disc for non-hilly tts.

life is good (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 17:50 (five years ago) Permalink

probly posted here before but here are some definite canal plunge conditions.

http://youtu.be/H8qgjyqibwY

life is good (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 18:14 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
two weeks pass...

http://on.wsj.com/19tHx3t

"the bike lobby is an all-powerful enterprise."

give life back to old guys (Hunt3r), Monday, 3 June 2013 11:48 (five years ago) Permalink

different old white editor man here in melbourne ran nigh-on the exact same pissing and moaning article here on the weekend!

super wild whore sez (haitch), Monday, 3 June 2013 23:36 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgkkU-TRwvY

donk's not dead (naus), Saturday, 22 June 2013 09:37 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
three months pass...

true horror is discovering the inhumanity inside yourself

eris bueller (lukas), Friday, 25 October 2013 23:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Tangentially cycling related:

Six Belgian racing pigeons 'doped with drugs'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24658278

sous les paves, Saturday, 26 October 2013 00:54 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

http://ow.ly/qZr0E

eris bueller (lukas), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 15:24 (five years ago) Permalink

the Adam Hansen one is truly something else

the zaprudest film xxx (haitch), Saturday, 23 November 2013 02:25 (five years ago) Permalink

http://cycletechreview.com/2013/news/vittoria-cx-leather-belt/

not a tyre converted into a belt, a leather belt made to look like a tyre

the zaprudest film xxx (haitch), Thursday, 5 December 2013 04:12 (five years ago) Permalink

Now this is how you ride a road bike...

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

rp boo bryson (NickB), Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:17 (five years ago) Permalink

holy shit, that bit with the lock gates

rp boo bryson (NickB), Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:21 (five years ago) Permalink

omg @ 3:44

rp boo bryson (NickB), Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:23 (five years ago) Permalink

Fuck me.

I can still taste the Taboo in my mouth when I hear those songs (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 10 December 2013 13:11 (five years ago) Permalink

the danny macaskill stuff on that is just fucking sick

rp boo bryson (NickB), Tuesday, 10 December 2013 13:19 (five years ago) Permalink

does this specialized trademark PR nightmare count as LOL, or is it more 'kind of LOL but mostly sad?'

eh mec, elle est ou ma caisse? (ytth), Wednesday, 11 December 2013 05:37 (four years ago) Permalink

p lolzy

gbx, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 16:13 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i've never seen anyone do it like this, that's...remarkable:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10203105961872626&set=vb.1313831261&type=2&theater

ad music for ad people (Hunt3r), Monday, 3 February 2014 20:28 (four years ago) Permalink

that is amazing!

12 years a slave to the rhythm (haitch), Friday, 7 February 2014 00:37 (four years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

https://twitter.com/camilzf/status/828480836857188358

, Monday, 6 February 2017 23:39 (one year ago) Permalink

aero is everything

Basil-flavoured Zempilas (haitch), Thursday, 9 February 2017 00:48 (one year ago) Permalink


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