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Old 01-01-13, 00:39
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Actor James Cromwell is/was(??) a longtime cyclist. A while ago he would show up at the local competitive ride. He was not "competitive" but was game-on when the pace went up and hung in as long as he could last. I'm out of that circle now, but at the time there was no mistaking him because he's so tall.

IMHO, kind of a best case scenario. A guy with a successful, pretty visible, career who was nice as can be compared to many roadies.

Ben Bostrom is another. He's some kind of motorcyle racing dude with great accomplishments. Lives off of one of the great roads vaguely near L.A., Latigo canyon. Apparently, he's fast on a bicycle too.
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3 times World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss.

Troy Bayliss is fast! He was mixing it up in Elite A at Battle of the Border last year.

Other Aus sports stars that can ride include:

Jason Akermanis - AFL (He is seriously fast too!)
Mark Webber - F1 (Like most F1 drivers)
Cam McConville - V8's
Will Power - Indy Cars
Jonathon Brown - AFL
Michael Slater - Cricket
Craig Lowndes - V8's
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Troy Bayliss is fast! He was mixing it up in Elite A at Battle of the Border last year.
And I've never seen anyone go down the backside of Springbrook or Tomewin as quick - but I guess a 3X SBK champion probably knows a thing or two about cornering. Nor fears going fast.

The fat guy from My Name is Earl is also a keen cyclist, and far trimmer than he was in the show.
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And I've never seen anyone go down the backside of Springbrook or Tomewin as quick - but I guess a 3X SBK champion probably knows a thing or two about cornering. Nor fears going fast.

The fat guy from My Name is Earl is also a keen cyclist, and far trimmer than he was in the show.
I know, he descends like a lunatic! Even some of the NRS guys were freaked out by how he hit those descents. He came screaming past the bunch a few times. His bike handling in the crit was excellent as well, there were a few of us scrambling to take his lines at times
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a quick flick through Babes on Bikes thread will reveal a few...
Pamela Anderson comes to mind. Loves her fat tyre cruiser.
Pretty sure Kate Hudson was among them too?
More just cruising around the streets than lycra-ing up though...
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That's not Mario Monti but Romano Prodi.
But Mario Monti said to press that he likes cycling and he still remember the first race he saw when his dad brought him to see the Worlds in 1951.
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Read an interview a couple of years ago with Fabrizio Ravanelli where he was talking about riding 10,000km a year and riding gran fondos. He said he was riding one once and another rider shouted at him, "Hey Ravanelli, was football not hard enough for you?"
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Host of a reasonably high-rating national news/panel/comedy TV show on one of the networks here in Oz, and as "celebrity ambassador" for a Gran Fondo got around at pretty good pace.
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Host of a reasonably high-rating national news/panel/comedy TV show on one of the networks here in Oz, and as "celebrity ambassador" for a Gran Fondo got around at pretty good pace.
I'm not too surprised he can ride. I'd expect him to be the type to do it on a fixie while wearing high end Rapha gear though.
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I recall seing a photo of Conan O'brien a while ago riding a road bike...HUGE head tube.

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