Kittel pulling a Cav
Last Post 03/15/2014 11:43 AM by Mike Shea. 16 Replies.
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Orange Crush

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03/13/2014 03:06 PM
the pic say it all

Keith Richards

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03/13/2014 03:08 PM
Wow...

That is not the type of thing sponsors want to see.
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Keith Richards

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03/13/2014 03:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOjKfqeiQvo

Video....hard not to wince.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Cosmic Kid

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03/13/2014 03:25 PM
Yeah....saw it live. Don't think he had a problem with the bike, just got caught in a crash and was p*ssed. Bike took the brunt of it.....

Never mind the fact that no sponsor likes to see their stuff get treated like this, but Giant also stepped in and saved the team's arse this year. Gotta believe they aren't too happy today.....
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
vtguy

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03/13/2014 03:44 PM
Considering the number of amateur cyclists who scrimp and save to buy a nice ride, it's difficult not to think of him as a spoiled twit.
huckleberry

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03/13/2014 03:53 PM
I understand emotion getting the best of a competitor.

That said, if a cyclist throws his bike, a spectator should have the opportunity to lay himself underneath the incoming two wheeled missile, and in exchange for buffering the bike from damage - keep it for him or herself ; )
Oldfart

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03/13/2014 04:06 PM
A blatant breach of rule # 65. Smite him! http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/
Cosmic Kid

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03/13/2014 04:31 PM
I do kinda chuckle when I see him slam the bike to the ground and then go over and start grabbing his shoulder in pain.....

Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
thinline

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03/14/2014 09:23 AM
This thread brings to mind the John Hiatt song Perfectly Good Guitars. "It breaks my heart to see those stars, smashing a perfectly good guitar."
Dale

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03/14/2014 11:02 AM
Posted By Cosmic Kid on 03/13/2014 04:31 PM
I do kinda chuckle when I see him slam the bike to the ground and then go over and start grabbing his shoulder in pain.....



Appears he's been taking acting lessons from soccer
Orange Crush

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03/14/2014 11:42 AM
Acting is a key ingredient of real sport.

Meanwhile in pretend sport they stop playing and have a time out...and then more timeouts.

Meanwhile Kittel has repented and offered flowers to his bike

Cosmic Kid

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03/14/2014 12:22 PM
Posted By thinline . on 03/14/2014 09:23 AM
This thread brings to mind the John Hiatt song Perfectly Good Guitars. "It breaks my heart to see those stars, smashing a perfectly good guitar."

GREAT tune....and album, as well.

Bring the Family, Slow Turning and Stolen Moments were a great trifecta of albums, too!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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03/14/2014 03:56 PM
CK - I got all of those...on casette. Seen him live once in that era...back in Utrecht days @ Tivoli
Master50

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03/14/2014 11:10 PM
Posted By Cosmic Kid on 03/13/2014 04:31 PM
I do kinda chuckle when I see him slam the bike to the ground and then go over and start grabbing his shoulder in pain.....



It made me wince because it triggered a emotional memory of the first time I broke my collar bone. Right after I crashed I sat on a curb and reached over to pull my bike off the road. As I applied pressure I felt the bone displace. Kittel lifted the bike over his head after a trauma. ouch! also a dumb as$ move.
79pmooney

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03/15/2014 01:50 AM
Master, I am getting used to being reprimanded for not laying still after crashes. Get used to it folks. I'd rather chance being paraplegic from moving after a spinal injury than be hit by the next car that comes along. (I'm pretty good at getting my bike off the road also; old racer instincts - I need that bike and it's my ride home! but getting my bod of the pavement is my main focus and I don't always get the bike.)

Ben
jacques_anquetil

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03/15/2014 11:12 AM
Master50--the first time?! there was another time?
Master50

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03/15/2014 11:43 AM
Posted By jacques anquetil on 03/15/2014 11:12 AM
Master50--the first time?! there was another time?


Yup also a single vehicle accident. My first collar bone 17 years ago was my hand in between the fork and the wheel. It seems the d ring on the nut at the end of my quick release was not in the correct position. I was riding near the day care centre at UVIC and riding maybe 10 KPH when I bent over to reposition the d ring. hit a bump and my hand went against the wheel and the rest is history. A year ago on February 10 I was in traffic at ravine way to turn south in the bike lane on Blanshard. Most of the time I scoot up between the cars and the curb but this day the cars were rolling as the light was green. As I was turning right from mid lane to transition to the curb bike lane a parallel crack changed my wheel position and over the top. high siding to the left of the bike. I landed on my shoulder blade and the collar bone broke close to the arm. Surgery 2 days later and back to work in a week. Back on the bike outdoors in 4. I am symmetrical now. 1 on each side In the second one I just got an ASSOS jacket I bought for a song on Ebay and all I cared about was that the jacket was not torn. It wasn't. I even managed to get the road maintenance company to reimburse the helmet replacement cost. that was a struggle but they made enough mistakes in how they refused to pay that in the end they cornered themselves into a position that might have made a small claim winnable. In the end only the helmet need replacement and frankly falling into a crack on the road was my lesson to learn.


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