Riding with pros

Questions about bike hire abroad and everything light bike related. No off-topic chat please

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djm
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by djm

Danish mountainbiking.... Hehe.

Fun story, nevertheless! ;-)

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campbellrae
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by campbellrae

Not a current pro, but the road club I used to ride with has Graeme Obree as a member and I have been lucky enough to ride with him a few times over the years. Great guy to talk to, and just an all round nice guy!

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davec
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by davec

Come to think of it, Hincapie was neither formally announced nor wore a race number so his participation was pretty incognito. More pics of the GF:

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Danilo Di Luca (Upper left), Mario Cipollini, and Liz Hatch (far right)

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Mario and Pippo

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Liz

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Pippo and the killer

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Me and Mario (sweet instagram filter messing up my forehead)

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Me and George

Fisherfreerider
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by Fisherfreerider

I rode with all of these riders just no pictures while riding. We were mountain biking on Treks private trails.
JHK and Heather Irmiger
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Gary Fisher
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Didn't ride with him but Chris Lieto
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Aaron Gwin
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All these folks were on the ride. Top row from left- Ricky Carmichael, Katie F'n Compton, JHK, Rich Houserman, and Aaron Gwin. Front row- Anton Cooper, and Heather Irmiger.
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Kasparz
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by Kasparz

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Gatis Smukulis (Katusha) on the top spot with some UCI Cont riders along. I'm with the red shoes.

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Roobay
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Routier wrote:We need some Liz Hatch pics!


what type you looking for :up:

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i like people... i just can't stand assholes

ultyguy
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by ultyguy

Riding with Mario in Miami is no big thing....now if you would've been partying with Cipo in South Beach, those pics would be worth posting ;)

Didn't ride w/ him, but only race I've ever won (in my glorious 3 year career so far) I got my flowers from a certain Spartacus.
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HUMP DIESEL
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pastronef wrote:here's George

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/ ... lia/243982" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


I dont think I have ever seen someone roll up their long sleeve jersey, I need to remember that one. I used to have one cut off at the elbow.

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gt5504b
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by gt5504b

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A friend and I took Jeremy Powers on a nice wet training ride in between Czech CX world cups this year, after chatting briefly before his race in Tabor.
An almost unbelievably friendly guy. Thanking us profusely for a nice guided scenic fall ride from his hotel in Prague.
And even rolled back to chat with me while I was creeping up the last couple of head-windy climbs of the day, and complimenting my friend on being such a strong rider.
Very cool.

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Fisherfreerider
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by Fisherfreerider

Forgot about riding with Powers, did a cross camp with him in Cincinnati this fall. Hung out and chatted with him quite a bit. Super cool down to earth guy.
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SpoonMan
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by SpoonMan

Roobay - I'd ask what the 'UP' was for, but I'm reckon I already know :wink:
2011 Scott Addict R3 (DA groupset, Tune Skyline RR wheelset, Rotor 52/36 Q-Rings)
2008 Giant Trinity A1 (cheapass 50mm carbon clinchers)
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jmilliron
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by jmilliron

I rode with Ted King and Jim Ochowicz this morning. No photos I'm afraid. Was a fast group ride.
2013 Wilier Cento1 SR || 2009 Ridley Crossbow || 2011 Yeti AS-R 5 Carbon

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HammerTime2
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by HammerTime2

Any discussion of LA http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/08/ ... had_235925 with Jim Ochowicz?

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jmilliron
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by jmilliron

Ha! No. I didn't know who the older guy riding next to me in the full BMC kit on the BMC TeamMachine was at the time. Asked him if he was a super fan of BMC or somehow involved in the team. Told me he was the co-owner and manager. Whoops.

Dude is still damn strong on the bike.
2013 Wilier Cento1 SR || 2009 Ridley Crossbow || 2011 Yeti AS-R 5 Carbon

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