Indeed. I've never ever bothered an 'famous' person if I encountered them somewhere.Christian said:Ran into Andy Schleck at the movies once. Didn't say a word - it was his private time and he was with friends, so why bother him. If I meet a rider at a race I will ask them for an autograph since I consider that part of their job, but in their free time I leave them alone
I went into the futureRedheadDane said:Problem is... both those guys live abroad. But of course, Hammel isn't that far from Århus.
Why do I have a feeling talking to DZ can be quite... amusing?
Gotta say; it's pretty impressive that you can have seen anyone doing anything at the end of 2012, given the fact that it's hardly October yet!
Oh! If I met Jens Voigt I'd try to make him say "Hold kæft det er åndsvagt!"
My thoughts as well. Let the poor guys have some time for themselves!
I bet he'd be totally up for it.RedheadDane said:Oh! If I met Jens Voigt I'd try to make him say "Hold kæft det er åndsvagt!"
My first answer in this thread was quite tongue in cheek (I wouldn't really pull Boonen's ears!) as I do agree with the above 100%. It's not only about respecting the athlete's right to normal time, but also the people they are with. Their families, friends, partners and kids don't ask to be well known and are entitled to privacy.Christian said:Ran into Andy Schleck at the movies once. Didn't say a word - it was his private time and he was with friends, so why bother him. If I meet a rider at a race I will ask them for an autograph since I consider that part of their job, but in their free time I leave them alone
I understand completely; if I ever met Alberto I'd probably faintLaFlorecita said:If I met Alberto I probably wouldn't say a single comprehensible thing
Hehe! I believe it! You know, I HAVE met famous stars in my life, and had the time and place to talk to them. The one thing that was always true for me was that I never knew what to say next!LaFlorecita said:If I met Alberto I probably wouldn't say a single comprehensible thing
Waste of breath. Cadel like a lot of others would just give you a - yeah it was good.manafana said:Id also ask cadel how it feels to go from utter pain to tdf champ in that tt last year.
No.Kwibus said:No Red Rick he was actually spot on. Allthough I would probably say the same thing as you did in your first post he is still right.
And if any of you who think that in the grand scheme of things taking a substance to gain an advantage in a sports event, is even worth half a hail mary at confession, i strongly advise you never to take a step past your front door.Some of my best friends used drugs in cycling back in the day and you know what? They’re still my best friends
Im sure there is a fair chance to meet CAS in the local hammel pub during the off season. He still claims his biggest achivement so far was to get his own bar stool there.RedheadDane said:What are the chances really? Denmark isn't exactly the numero uno places these guys live.
Guess I could run into some of the local guys, but honestly; I'm not really the person to random start speaking to strangers. Not even crazy bike riding guys.
I bet Goss loves getting advice from the fans.Probably best not to do it straight after a bunch sprint.Better to wait for the adrenaline to ease off a bit, then you can wade in.greenedge said:I have only talked to 2 cyclists Heinrich Haussler and Matteo Montaguti- Neil Stephens as well.
Most of the time i was starstruck/ just getting signatures. To Haussler i wished him luck at M-SR and Montaguti i asked whether he will go for the Vuelta KOM again. I did get autographs with others too but i only cornered those 2.
If i saw Cadel i think all I would do is get the signature then faint.
If i met Goss i would say keep trying for stages at the TDF but maybe follow his formula from 2011 if he wants to win M-SR. Also i shall say skip the Giro so you can win at the TDF. OGE have Howard and Davis for other GT's and next year Matthews.
If i could meet Andy i would tell him i hope he can win the TDF and might have a crack at him for the 2011 TDF.
To Contador i would just say he is great. Cancellara, Sagan, Boonen and Gilbert would also fit into that category.
I don't usually go to the pub in Hammel. I don't even go to pubs in Århus.Alpehue said:Im sure there is a fair chance to meet CAS in the local hammel pub during the off season. He still claims his biggest achivement so far was to get his own bar stool there.