Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A ride with the Bianchi Boys

Some people may laugh at our lycra suits we wear when we ride,
 but that particular one we are wearing has a warm spot for me. 
When I was living in Czech Republic for 3 years, I managed to get to the 1998 Tour de France by train and touring bicycle, 
I camped and cycled toured for 8 weeks. 
That year Marco Pantanni won the 3000 plus Km tour. I could have bought a jersey when I was there, but didn't. It wasn't until, the great champ was found dead years later that I had the desire to own one.
Luckily a jersey manufacture in the UK got the rights to remake them, and thats how I have one now and matching nicks (padded shorts)

Read the story of my Tour de France in 1998

My brother and me.

Below: Marco the photo man

Pantanni attacks

Lovely tribute to Marco below:

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My Worlds in Geelong.

I'm sitting back at my sisters inlaws house, after a day at the World road race bicycle championships, which where held at Geelong town.
I have to pinch myself, did I really just see the Elite of the Elite ride only meters away from our vantage point. Cadel Evens, Stuart Ogrady, Fabian Cancellara, Mick Rodgers, Cavindish, just to name a few.
We got a great spot to watch the riders climb the steepest part of the 16km road race circuit, which they did 11 times, plus a 85 km ride from Melbourne from where they started at 10 am this morning.

See video here, BTW looks better if watched on youtube.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Geelong World Champs

I had great time down in Geelong yesterday, trying to get photos of the cycling greats, in the Mens Time Trial.

Photos to come.

Sent from a Apple itouch, bestest Carl.

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