Ryder: WTF?
Last Post 07/09/2013 12:58 PM by Keith Jackson. 20 Replies.
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jacques_anquetil

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07/07/2013 12:38 PM
those glasses!

Keith Richards

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07/07/2013 01:01 PM
Old schooling it.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Gonzo Cyclist

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07/07/2013 01:06 PM
ha ha ha, I was thinking the same thing!!
He should just have the mirrored version, old school 70's cop fashion!! Chips Style!!
Dale

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07/07/2013 04:22 PM
I can tolerate the glasses better than the polka-dot bibs. Those are ghastly!
jookey

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07/07/2013 08:01 PM
Kim K.
BuffFan

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07/07/2013 09:56 PM
Anyone remember the belle bug eyes that the elder Phinney used to rock?????
BuffFan

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07/07/2013 09:57 PM
Damn auto correct.... BOLLE
Cosmic Kid

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07/07/2013 10:37 PM
Posted By Dale Dale on 07/07/2013 04:22 PM
I can tolerate the glasses better than the polka-dot bibs. Those are ghastly!


Preach it, brother. FFS, just give the leader some red shorts and a red helmet. The full polka-dot thing is just atrocious.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
longslowdistance

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07/07/2013 11:48 PM
Continuing on the fashion front, Props to Froome for black shorts with the yellow jersey. Very unpresumptious.
laurentja

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07/08/2013 11:01 AM
Yes, though if the shorts are black, I prefer the polkadots over a pink jersey. In any event, it could be worse:

79pmooney

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07/08/2013 01:04 PM
My favorite all-time sunglasses were the double mirrored Vaurnet (sp) lenses (prescription) in Aviator style wire frames. For sailing, great! Really dark top and bottom to block the sun just above the sail I'd spend hours trimming and the reflection off the water, but light enough to see the deck and even below decks easily. My eyes felt rested after all day racing. They were mediocre for driving and poor for cycling, but on the water, there was nothing better.

Ben
Oldfart

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07/08/2013 03:04 PM
Vuarnet. French and I think ski sunglasses was where they started. We all wore them in the 80s. The dual gradient lens was great for skiing or water sports. I still have some somewhere and some one gave us a pair of white framed ones a couple years ago. I'll have dig then up now that they are cool again.
Gonzo Cyclist

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07/08/2013 03:32 PM
ha ha ha oldfart, back in style!! Hmmmmm, Vuarnet. made me think of my mirrored glacier glasses with the leather sides I had back in the early 80's. They had those gradient lenses, made of high quality glass!!
nightfend

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07/08/2013 04:40 PM
Are the Vuarnet the ones with the leather bikini that wrapped around the frames to keep the light out? I vaguely remember something like that from my childhood.
longslowdistance

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07/08/2013 04:45 PM
That would be any "glacier glasses", whether by Vaurnet or anyone else. The preppy stylin' model was closer to Tom Cruise in Risky Business.
Oldfart

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07/08/2013 10:43 PM
Back in 1981 there was the official Whistler newspaper called the question. Still is. And the underground one called the answer. They had a comic strip called peak bros. localman eas the hero. He wore goretex pants an Vuarnets while he battled the ski police and the Fila monster. They also had a music section where new albums were rated from none to five Vuarnets. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=152601291464334&set=pb.134928909898239.-2207520000.1373337639.&type=3&theater
Master50

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07/08/2013 10:47 PM
Canadian Cyclist reports he has signed a deal with a swedish company POC Might be short for Piece of C#@! ?

I am guessing that is the closest thing they have to sport glasses?
Oldfart

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07/09/2013 12:07 PM
POC? Interesting. They do ski racing helmets goggles gloves and pads, mountain bike helmets and pads, gloves, shorts and jerseys but only freeriding and DH stuff. POC has one road helmet but it is an aero tt helmet. I wonder if other more road oriented things are coming out.
Keith Richards

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07/09/2013 12:48 PM
Ryder should know better. He has to know that those glasses are costing him at least 0.05 watts. What is he thinking?
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
jrt1045

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07/09/2013 12:51 PM
If he put those things in Zinn's pot of chain wax at the VeloNews HQ he would pick up 2 watts
Keith Richards

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07/09/2013 12:58 PM
Touche!
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.


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