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Re: Storm in a rainbow teacup (UCI Jersey)
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2021, 09:41:18 pm »
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Re: Storm in a rainbow teacup (UCI Jersey)
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2021, 09:45:04 pm »
Just a thought: If a former soldier, winner of the VC, becomes a World Champ, say at Veteran (pun unintentional but unavoidable) level, should they wear their medal on their rainbow jersey?  :)
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Re: Storm in a rainbow teacup (UCI Jersey)
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2021, 10:25:15 pm »
Just a thought: If a former soldier, winner of the VC, becomes a World Champ, say at Veteran (pun unintentional but unavoidable) level, should they wear their medal on their rainbow jersey?  :)
I (and JW) once met a former Veteran World Champion (65-69) when he was 71. He was wearing his rainbow jersey (the white bits not now as bright as they'd once been), but I didn't know who he was. He was of the right age to have served in WW2, but had been in a reserved occupation (thanks wiki), so I can't answer your conundrum.

[He asked if we could pass on a message, so I asked who I should say he was, at which point he looked at me incredulously, as if to say "you really don't know who I am?" then told us his name and left, at which point JW, somewhat older than me, nearly fell out of his chair, the veteran having been a hero of his in his youth.]
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Re: Storm in a rainbow teacup (UCI Jersey)
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2021, 10:42:41 pm »
Jerseys, shorts and stockings is the traditional football outfit description.
I seem to recall Aussie Rules Footballistas wear Guernseys rather than Jerseys. Whether this adds anything to the discussion is another matter.
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Re: Storm in a rainbow teacup (UCI Jersey)
« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2021, 10:43:03 pm »
Is anyone likely to confuse some fat mamil stuffed into a bit of rainbowed lycra for a World Champion?

No?

Next...
Echoes here of RZ's last yacf jersey order. How many XXXL KoM jerseys were in there ?  :-D
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Re: Storm in a rainbow teacup (UCI Jersey)
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2021, 10:45:33 pm »
Just a thought: If a former soldier, winner of the VC, becomes a World Champ, say at Veteran (pun unintentional but unavoidable) level, should they wear their medal on their rainbow jersey?  :)
I (and JW) once met a former Veteran World Champion (65-69) when he was 71. He was wearing his rainbow jersey (the white bits not now as bright as they'd once been), but I didn't know who he was. He was of the right age to have served in WW2, but had been in a reserved occupation (thanks wiki), so I can't answer your conundrum.

[He asked if we could pass on a message, so I asked who I should say he was, at which point he looked at me incredulously, as if to say "you really don't know who I am?" then told us his name and left, at which point JW, somewhat older than me, nearly fell out of his chair, the veteran having been a hero of his in his youth.]

Was it Ronnie Pickering?

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Re: Storm in a rainbow teacup (UCI Jersey)
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2021, 11:07:26 pm »
Just a thought: If a former soldier, winner of the VC, becomes a World Champ, say at Veteran (pun unintentional but unavoidable) level, should they wear their medal on their rainbow jersey?  :)
I (and JW) once met a former Veteran World Champion (65-69) when he was 71. He was wearing his rainbow jersey (the white bits not now as bright as they'd once been), but I didn't know who he was. He was of the right age to have served in WW2, but had been in a reserved occupation (thanks wiki), so I can't answer your conundrum.

[He asked if we could pass on a message, so I asked who I should say he was, at which point he looked at me incredulously, as if to say "you really don't know who I am?" then told us his name and left, at which point JW, somewhat older than me, nearly fell out of his chair, the veteran having been a hero of his in his youth.]

Was it Ronnie Pickering?

No. Nor was it Derek Hymen or Stuart Clitheroe.
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Re: Storm in a rainbow teacup (UCI Jersey)
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2021, 11:20:35 pm »
I met those two boring bastards on the Scunthorpe 400

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Re: Storm in a rainbow teacup (UCI Jersey)
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2021, 11:54:31 pm »
I met those two boring bastards on the Scunthorpe 400

Are you sure?

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the eleventh time I rode the Scunthorpe 400 was with Derek Hymen, because Stuart Clitheroe did a DNS that year,
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Re: Storm in a rainbow teacup (UCI Jersey)
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2021, 12:00:11 am »
What about the other 10?   ;)

Re: Storm in a rainbow teacup (UCI Jersey)
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2021, 07:13:42 am »
I was referring to the weight situation.
LeMond had a Mexican food and ice cream problem even in his peak racing years.

I think cyclists (stage racers) have a particular problem in that they are used to a vast daily intake of calories and it's hard to stop.  I've seen 9000 kcal per day suggested for TdF racers, and they still lose weight over the three weeks.  They also eat so much pasta that they get the squits.  Most people are tolerant of gluten, but not THAT much gluten.
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Re: Storm in a rainbow teacup (UCI Jersey)
« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2021, 07:25:36 am »
But that is only during stage races. The rest of the time they are weighing their food and taking sleeping pills so that they can starve themselves and still get to sleep.  Eating disorders are pretty common, apparently.


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Re: Storm in a rainbow teacup (UCI Jersey)
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2021, 07:52:42 am »
Just showed that pic to my wife, you should have seen her face ;D
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Re: Storm in a rainbow teacup (UCI Jersey)
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2021, 08:09:39 am »
Was it the awful tanlines?

Re: Storm in a rainbow teacup (UCI Jersey)
« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2021, 09:28:10 am »
The shot of Rasmussen with his shirt off is worse.  Now there's a guy who needs to eat a few pies.
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Re: Storm in a rainbow teacup (UCI Jersey)
« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2021, 10:05:12 am »
He couldn’t.  Jan Ullrich made sure of that.
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Re: Storm in a rainbow teacup (UCI Jersey)
« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2021, 01:34:08 pm »
Was it the awful tanlines?

Must have been, can't think of any other issues
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Storm in a rainbow teacup (UCI Jersey)
« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2021, 01:59:15 pm »
Jerseys, shorts and stockings is the traditional football outfit description.
I seem to recall Aussie Rules Footballistas wear Guernseys rather than Jerseys. Whether this adds anything to the discussion is another matter.
It reminds us that in addition to the guernsey-jersey-shirt overlap, there is a guernsey-jersey-sweater-jumper overlap.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Storm in a rainbow teacup
« Reply #43 on: January 23, 2021, 02:00:36 pm »
Rainbow wrists & ankles are hardly new.  They were/are featured on Tudor longs & tops, and on cycling clothing before that.  It's not the same thing as wearing a champion's rainbow jersey.
My home office slob wear this winter has largely been Tudor longs. I've had them since about 1993, it's good to get some use out of them! World Champion of desk racing?
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Re: Storm in a rainbow teacup (UCI Jersey)
« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2021, 02:13:45 pm »
Have you seen Lemond lately?
https://tcbmag.com/greg-lemonds-next-ride/

Ha! If it didn't say "Greg Lemond" across his chest...
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