So TFF, double entrende's aside, just whom do you find more reprehensible...Thoughtforfood wrote:Pure class, pure class...
benpounder wrote:So TFF, double entrende's aside, just whom do you find more reprehensible...
To get the follow up question... of course.Thoughtforfood wrote:You know the answer to that question, so why did you ask?
Running before the race leaders, on an inside corner, in a costume designed to piss off the peloton.Thoughtforfood wrote:I would ask you this, what did the guy in the yellow suit do that was "reprehensible?"
Fausto Coppi and Hugo Koblet.
Hugh Januss wrote:Wow, look at that, there are just as many people lining the roadside as there are today and they are all sitting respectfully and watching their heroes ride by. Somehow in this pre internet pre national inquirer pre infotainment age there are no guys dressed in junkie outfits waving handfuls of bennies in front of the riders and accusing them of what they are, jacked to the gills on amphetamines and whatever else they could get their hands on that they thought might help them ride faster.
Why is that? Could it be as simple as nobody had the power to tell them how to think?
Almost nobody on this forum has any direct information. It flows either from someone with a vested interest or an axe to grind with whatever the subject is.
Everyone on this board has made their mind up long ago and has their point of view which they are ready to defend to the death (at least of polite discourse). Nobody is gonna change their mind and yet we go back and forth with this article said this, and that article said that. Well guess what, you can always find something on the internet that will agree with your point of view, the standard is not that high. And it's not that high in print anymore either, they are grasping at straws.
I guess what I am really saying is, Tour, so at least for a little while, we can have something concplease dear god give us another Grand rete to argue about.
Thoughtforfood wrote:You know the answer to that question, so why did you ask?
I would ask you this, what did the guy in the yellow suit do that was "reprehensible?"
benpounder wrote:To get the follow up question... of course.
Running before the race leaders, on an inside corner, in a costume designed to piss off the peloton.
Are you going to argue that that fellow with giant hypodermics was really a fan of the ongoing race?
Thoughtforfood wrote:Yes he is a fan. He just wants to see clean racing. I will never understand why I have to accept doping, and the extent to which it is done to be a "fan." He and I both love cycling, we just hate what doping does to the sport we love.
Pushing a man down who was in no way threatening the safety of the riders (because they are approaching from behind and can move to their left easily) was a bully move. We have come to expect as much from Lance. He is nothing but a bully.
Franklin wrote:I'm sorry, I do not doubt your motives, but I do doubt his. When I look at him I see someone who wants to get his five minutes of fame by dressing in a "funny" way.
What if he swerved? What if his dress gets caught in a wheel? And these things do happen, so it's not farfetched. Like the guy with bullhorns on his helmet... stay away PLEASE.
benpounder wrote:Getting back on topic, well sort of, a shot of a true fan:
I couldnt find the shot of Vladimir Belli punching out a fan during the 14 stage of the 2001 Giro. Anyone close enough to the riders to get punched or pushed down, I wouldn't consider a true fan...
User1234 wrote:Yeah, but who is that on Kelly's wheel. Adri Van Der Poel?