SwedeSpeed - Volvo Performance Forum banner

1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,489 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hate to talk about a real sport on Superbowl weekend (Hey, them's fightin' words!), but...<p>Any bicycle fans here who want to take a stab at Lance's replacement for the TdF 06?<p>I'm thinkin' Hincapie, since Salvodelli is concentrating on the Giro, which I think he'll win again.<p><br>For the 06 winner, I'm putting Basso as my favorite 'cause I think he has the heart. Lance says Ulrich.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,294 Posts
Re: Velo fans? Who to replace Lance? (greek2us)

Cheryl Crow is now asking the same question. She has my number. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,052 Posts
Re: Velo fans? Who to replace Lance? (geo1)

geo1......... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> She even had his old GTO 'Overhauled"!<p>Basso or Mayo...long shot..............Danielson
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,294 Posts
Re: Velo fans? Who to replace Lance? (geo1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>geo1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">She has my number. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>She better hurry, Heather Locklear is also available. I'll let you know who I choose <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,052 Posts
Re: Velo fans? Who to replace Lance? (geo1)

Heather hands down <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Or should I say "hands on"! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>Hey....how did we get from the TDF to Heather vs. Cheryl????<br>I guess in some "strange way " they are related <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,294 Posts
Re: Velo fans? Who to replace Lance? (universityvolvoOSD)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>universityvolvoOSD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Hey....how did we get from the TDF to Heather vs. Cheryl????<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>My fault on that one <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,180 Posts
Re: Velo fans? Who to replace Lance? (greek2us)

Superbowl? What's that? I had a super bowl of grape nuts before my ride this morning.<p>Many cycling fans the world over are calling the TdF '06 potentially the most exciting Tour in years, because there is very little info to work with. Afterall, as the last seven years passed, all the big pros (ie: Ullrich) who could have or should have won the Tour, were playing second fiddle to L.A. Because of that, all the team tactics that would have made the picture clear for this year's contenders, was skewed since nobody could really touch Lance or make a go for it. Instead, others were fighting for the table scraps.<p>But now all bets are off and guys like Ullrich who are nearing the twilight of their professional years will do whatever it takes to win.<p><b>Possible American Contenders:</b><br>* Floyd Landis also gettin' on in the years<br>* Levi Leipheimer proved hid metal with a win in the highly-regarded T. Germany<br>* Tom Danielson is expected to take the reigns from Lance for the US<p><b>Euro Pros with a real chance to win the '06 TdF</b><br>* Ullrich (only one to his credit, no thanks to Lance)<br>* Gilberto Simoni has Giro success to draw upon, and real tenacity<br>* Ivan Basso does well when times are good, not so in adversity; will Lance be right?<br>* A. Vinokourov is the fiercest of the pros on the road, but hasn't won grand tour<br>* Danilo Di Luca won the first and only Pro Tour in '05 (pts series), but also not a grand tour winner<p>It will be a hoot to keep track of this year's race scehdule, but no thanks to OLN, there will be no cycling on TV this year unless another network pulls through. F- OLN!! I got satellite for those a-holes, and now they dropped the TdF since it won't have Lance. What a rip-off!<p>Happy riding.<p>Want to see a <A HREF="http://i.pbase.com/g3/38/214538/2/55473287.IMG_1120.jpg" TARGET="_blank">pair of Sevens</A> that will always win? <b><---CLICK LINK</b><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,848 Posts
Re: Velo fans? Who to replace Lance? (greek2us)

My money's on #307:<p><IMG SRC="http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/209/172313otvsw5ke.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,180 Posts
Re: Velo fans? Who to replace Lance? (StaggRLee)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StaggRLee</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My money's on #307</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nah... from what I heard, he didn't pass the drug test. <p><IMG SRC="http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/cool/cool-smiley-027.gif" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,180 Posts
Re: Velo fans? Who to replace Lance? (greek2us)

Actually, I've really been riding my MTB a lot more lately. Not sure why...<p> <IMG SRC="http://home.planet.nl/~vuurm001/dorland6.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,489 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
Re: Velo fans? Who to replace Lance? (24Hours)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>24Hours</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Want to see a <A HREF="http://i.pbase.com/g3/38/214538/2/55473287.IMG_1120.jpg" TARGET="_blank">pair of Sevens</A> that will always win? <b><---CLICK LINK</b><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Very sweet.<p>My primary ride now is a Ritchey Break-Away w/ DA - took it to the top of Courchevel and Col de Madeline to watch the 05 Tour this year. Very cool to be able to bring it with me on trips.<p>Vino, by the way, I think showed he is one heck of a bicyclist and one lousy team player in last year's TdF. I think he could do it, but doubt he can inspire a team to help him.<p>And OLN dropped bicycling? Guess it makes it easier for me not to worry about getting cable when I get back to the US. Greek TV, BTW, never shows bicycling. How the heck can I be in Europe and not get pro racing on TV?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,180 Posts
Re: Velo fans? Who to replace Lance? (greek2us)

The Ritchey Break Away is a great idea. Excel Sports (Boulder) was clearing out their '05s and if they had had my size, I would have been all over it.<p>Do they all have the travel case? And is it true that the qualify for normal luggage (no excise fee for bike case)? Very cool.<p>And I'm a believer in Ritchey quality. I got a "beater" that never quite fit (square frame... 56 ST and TT, whereas I need 55-57cm ST/TT). But it has made a great night ride bike / rain bike. Note the NiteRider Blow Torch. Nothing beats a HID for the night rides.<p><IMG SRC="http://i.pbase.com/g3/38/214538/2/55473289.IMG_1124.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>But, I thought that the Blow Torch was the best money could buy, until I saw this (twice the money at $900!!):<p><A HREF="http://www.lupine.de/" TARGET="_blank">Lupine Edison 10</A><p><IMG SRC="http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Lights/Lupine_Edison_10.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,052 Posts
Re: Velo fans? Who to replace Lance? (24Hours)

Hey Stagg....<br>is that YOU on #307 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,489 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
Re: Velo fans? Who to replace Lance? (24Hours)

The travel case comes with either the complete bike (the new case, btw, is nicer than mine and has wheels) or the frame. The new Ti/Carbon, BTW, is NICE.<p>But it's the same effective geometry as your Ritchey - I'm riding a 56 (actually 54 seat tube) and it runs a 56 top tube. My other single road is about 2cm longer reach, but it doesn't feel quite as comfortable as it did 6 years ago.<p>Haven't had any problems with the airlines. It technically is a couple inches over the length+width+height rule, but no worries, even with SwissAir, which is pretty nitpicky.<p>It comes in at about 18 kilos (20k is the luggage limit for most airlines, though even Swiss gives you 3 freebies) packed up with my tools, clothes, shoes, etc. I hand carry my helmet.<p>Only hitch I had was leaving the TdF this year via Geneva, I had picked up a lot of free Tour swag and gifts, so I hit 25 Kilos. I pulled my tool roll out of the bag and stuck it in my jacket's back pocket and got back down to 23k.<p>The BlowTorch is sweet. I don't have HID for night riding (and I don't ride at night over here). I might pick one up for my commuter when I get back stateside.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,848 Posts
Re: Velo fans? Who to replace Lance? (universityvolvoOSD)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>universityvolvoOSD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey Stagg....<br>is that YOU on #307 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes I have no patience and it's obvious I have a problem playing by the rules. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Sorry for humor-jacking. Back to the thread...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,489 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
Re: Velo fans? Who to replace Lance? (StaggRLee)

No wonder Ulrich and Kloden lost it - they were choking on your exhaust!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,848 Posts
Re: Velo fans? Who to replace Lance? (greek2us)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>greek2us</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No wonder Ulrich and Kloden lost it - they were choking on your exhaust!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'll miss the sportsmanship and mutual respect that Armstrong and Ulrich have demonstrated over the years towards each other and the sport. Much more than Ulrich will I suppose. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,489 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
Re: Velo fans? Who to replace Lance? (StaggRLee)

<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I'd love to see him win. But I'm rooting for Basso this year. 'Course, I had been hoping to cheer TH on to victory in 05, and well, that didn't quite happen. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> Say it ain't so, Joe.
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
Top