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    Tribute to Mark Cavendish

    "If you are going to be stupid then you have to be tough". - Tony Stewart

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    Not English - British

    Being from the Isle of Man he is British, but not English. I enjoyed the performance never-the-less
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    this one is more fitting

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    The thing about the cold is that you can never tell how cold it is from looking out a kitchen window. You have to dress up, get out training and when you come back, you then know how cold it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salsa_Lover View Post
    this one is more fitting

    One trick pony? Seriously?!
    So are Hussain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Picasso, Einstein and Michelangelo. And come to think of it, Paul Simon too.
    Get a clue. Talent is talent, have to show some respect.

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    I disagree...

    Michelangelo was a remarkable sculptor AND painter...

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    It's not all about the Yellow.

    "One Trick Pony" - sure, and thank God for him and all the other specialists who put the thrill in sprints and time trials. That's what I love about the Tour: there's so much more to it than the Yellow Jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman98 View Post
    Michelangelo was a remarkable sculptor AND painter...
    wins on the track (madison, olympic medals) and stage wins in grand tours, spring classic wins (Milan-San Remo), green jersey winner.

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    Wins UCI world championship by surfing the trains in an uphill sprint. Won similar sprint in stage 5 of the 2011 TdF. Just because he wins a lot of flat sprints coming off Renshaw's wheel, people assume that's the only king of sprinting he can do. However he has several significant victories on more difficult finishes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salsa_Lover View Post
    this one is more fitting
    I guess you could say the same thing for Pantani, Andy Schleck, and any other climber that does well in the grand tours. Sit in till the hills then build a big enough to survive the time trials. Pretty small world you consider legitimate. Would classics riders be one trick ponies too since they fail at grand tours?
    Cyclists really need to learn a little Rule #5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chainstay View Post
    ...Just because he wins a lot of flat sprints coming off Renshaw's wheel, people assume that's the only king of sprinting he can do...
    Well played sir. But gotta ask; too far on the keyboard to be a typo. So...is this deliberate fanbois or a freudian slip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonDenver View Post
    Well played sir. But gotta ask; too far on the keyboard to be a typo. So...is this deliberate fanbois or a freudian slip?
    Hey, Oracle Don, you never seem to grow tired of embarrassing yourself, do you?

    Talent is talent, but if you want to be the lone voice in the wilderness, well, enjoy the cold.

    Would you be bleating so loudly if a one trick American won it? Unlike baseball, a cycling World Championship means just that. The best show up and the best man wins.
    My all time track hero is Ed Moses, a one trick pony par excellence, but what a trick. That man had real class, and when he finally lost he did it graciously. You could learn a lot from him.
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    huh? What? Stop posting while drunk!

    Quote Originally Posted by sir duke View Post
    Hey, Oracle Don, you never seem to grow tired of embarrassing yourself, do you?

    Talent is talent, but if you want to be the lone voice in the wilderness, well, enjoy the cold.

    Would you be bleating so loudly if a one trick American won it? Unlike baseball, a cycling World Championship means just that. The best show up and the best man wins.
    My all time track hero is Ed Moses, a one trick pony par excellence, but what a trick. That man had real class, and when he finally lost he did it graciously. You could learn a lot from him.

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    I'm in my office. My only refreshment is cold orange juice. How's your tequila slammer?
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    I accidentally..a burrito. (Old Fuji)

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    MIchael Phelps?

    Quote Originally Posted by 55x11 View Post
    One trick pony? Seriously?!
    So are Hussain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Picasso, Einstein and Michelangelo. And come to think of it, Paul Simon too.
    Get a clue. Talent is talent, have to show some respect.
    the kid is more than Usain Bolt. Bolt is a sprinter, 2 events. How many different strokes/ distances does Phelps dominate in Butterfly, Freestyle and I.M.
    one nation, under surveillance with liberty and justice for few

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    Quote Originally Posted by sir duke View Post
    Hey, Oracle Don, you never seem to grow tired of embarrassing yourself, do you?

    Talent is talent, but if you want to be the lone voice in the wilderness, well, enjoy the cold.

    Would you be bleating so loudly if a one trick American won it? Unlike baseball, a cycling World Championship means just that. The best show up and the best man wins.
    My all time track hero is Ed Moses, a one trick pony par excellence, but what a trick. That man had real class, and when he finally lost he did it graciously. You could learn a lot from him.
    Psst, your over the top nationalism is showing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robdamanii View Post
    Psst, your over the top nationalism is showing.
    Try reading a post in it's entirety before jumping to conclusions. Let me help you. My penultimate sentence read...
    My all time track hero is Ed Moses, a one trick pony par excellence, but what a trick.
    That's right Ed Moses, an AMERICAN. I cheer for talent, not nationalities. You should try it, you might find yourself in the majority for a change. Here are a few more of my all-time heroes off the top of my head..

    Muhammad Ali
    Marvin Hagler
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe
    Bob Beamon

    Humphrey Bogart
    James Cagney
    Groucho Marx
    Phil Silvers (Bilko)
    Marlon Brando
    Di Niro, Pacino
    Robert Mitchum
    Burt Lancaster
    The Coen Brothers

    Dashiel Hammett
    William Faulkner
    Mark Twain

    Notice a pattern there? I won't even bother with my musical heroes, the list is too long. Can't you try harder, you're making this too easy for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sir duke View Post
    Try reading a post in it's entirety before jumping to conclusions. Let me help you. My penultimate sentence read... That's right Ed Moses, an AMERICAN. I cheer for talent, not nationalities. You should try it, you might find yourself in the majority for a change. Here are a few more of my all-time heroes off the top of my head..

    Muhammad Ali
    Marvin Hagler
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe
    Bob Beamon

    Humphrey Bogart
    James Cagney
    Groucho Marx
    Phil Silvers (Bilko)
    Marlon Brando
    Di Niro, Pacino
    Robert Mitchum
    Burt Lancaster
    The Coen Brothers

    Dashiel Hammett
    William Faulkner
    Mark Twain

    Notice a pattern there? I won't even bother with my musical heroes, the list is too long. Can't you try harder, you're making this too easy for me.
    The fact that you replied with yet another knee jerk response is proof enough that I've gotten under your skin.

    My work here is completely done. All hail the British empire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman98 View Post
    Michelangelo was a remarkable sculptor AND painter...
    He was also a remarkable architect.

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    The fact that you replied with yet another knee jerk response is proof enough that I've gotten under your skin.
    Ho hum, I put you on my ignore list after your tantrum last week, but I'd noticed you replied to my post to DonDenver. I naively hoped you had something constructive to say. I was wrong. You accused me of nationalism. OK, you know nothing about me and I have been pretty robust in my championing of Mark Cavendish as have others. Yet you single me out as nationalistic. A reasonable deduction in your mind since I set myself up as a cheerleader for a fellow countryman. Patriotism possibly, but nationalism, be for real. Not not once have you come back with anything other than opinion and false assumption. You have nothing to offer the discussion on this year's WC road race other than the guy who won is, in your opinion, a douche. You made no attempt to debate or rebut my last post, (just sticking my entire post in a quote box isn't fooling anyone). So what do you do? Stick a little bait in there and wait for a reply, use the mere fact that I replied as proof that I'm lying awake at night burning up with envy at the total package of profundity that you undoubtedly are. Cmon, man. Your entire strategy lacks subtlety and sophistication.
    This correspondence is at an end, I'm sure others on this forum are as tired of you as I am. Cav won, his brother's a douche drug smuggler and I'm off tomorrow for a two week holiday in the Canadian Rockies. All these are facts, do with them what you will. I have to go back to the adults now, so be a good boy, eat your greens and I'll see you back here in few weeks, maybe. Did you like my TDF photos, BTW?

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    My work here is completely dumb. All hail the British empire.
    FIFY.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sir duke View Post
    Ho hum, I put you on my ignore list after your tantrum last week, but I'd noticed you replied to my post to DonDenver. I naively hoped you had something constructive to say. I was wrong. You accused me of nationalism. OK, you know nothing about me and I have been pretty robust in my championing of Mark Cavendish as have others. Yet you single me out as nationalistic. A reasonable deduction in your mind since I set myself up as a cheerleader for a fellow countryman. Patriotism possibly, but nationalism, be for real. Not not once have you come back with anything other than opinion and false assumption. You have nothing to offer the discussion on this year's WC road race other than the guy who won is, in your opinion, a douche. You made no attempt to debate or rebut my last post, (just sticking my entire post in a quote box isn't fooling anyone). So what do you do? Stick a little bait in there and wait for a reply, use the mere fact that I replied as proof that I'm lying awake at night burning up with envy at the total package of profundity that you undoubtedly are. Cmon, man. Your entire strategy lacks subtlety and sophistication.
    This correspondence is at an end, I'm sure others on this forum are as tired of you as I am. Cav won, his brother's a douche drug smuggler and I'm off tomorrow for a two week holiday in the Canadian Rockies. All these are facts, do with them what you will. I have to go back to the adults now, so be a good boy, eat your greens and I'll see you back here in few weeks, maybe. Did you like my TDF photos, BTW?

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    FIFY.
    How many minutes did you waste with that drivel?

    Keep posting, sunshine. I smile every time I see your bandwidth wasting tirades about how you're supposedly right. Your infatuation is evidenced further by continuing to reply despite supposedly having me on your ignore list. That's a high level of obsession.
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    Cavendish was indeed a good painter, but not convinced by Michelangelos sprinting.

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