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Orange Crush

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02/14/2014 01:30 PM
Mollema pictured in centre posted this photo this week under the heading "there's only one guy who can beat ..."

The kid on the left went on to become a speed skater of some fame, multiple world champ and olympic medalist.

ChinookPass

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02/14/2014 02:14 PM
So who is it?

If it were freestyle with jumps and sh!t, the USA would totally dominate the folks from Pays-bas. How many skating medals for the orange-folk so far?

The long track and XC ski are my favorite events for sure. You almost feel the burn in their legs from the couch.
Spud

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02/14/2014 02:24 PM
Here is a famous speed skater turned cyclist.

http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/lo/art-longsjo-jr-1.html
Orange Crush

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02/14/2014 02:54 PM
Chinook, 10 medals so far and more to come this weekend. The kid is of course Sven Kramer.

Spud - and then there's Eric Heiden. He got mad respect in NL for beating them at their own game; just like they're treating Shani Davis as one of their own these days. Too bad he did not manage the three-peat on the 1,000 m.
Nick A

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02/17/2014 09:59 AM
And of course, Eric Heiden.
Ride On

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02/17/2014 01:00 PM
It's like watching Jamica in track and field in everything under 400m. A small population country producing a bunch of world class men and women.

I would have guessed cross country skiing and cycling would have more in common than cycling and speed skating.
Nick A

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02/17/2014 01:22 PM
D'oh. I didn't see OC's mention of Eric Heiden. When the guy finished being a huge speed skater and cyclist, he went to medical school.

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Oldfart

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02/17/2014 06:32 PM
Wasn't Beth Heiden also a track rider?
Orange Crush

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02/17/2014 11:22 PM
Cycling is THE summer sport for speed skaters to stay fit (intensity) over and above gym training. The Dutch nationals typically have a good contingent of speed skaters showing up.

Just to name a few cyclist-skaters, skater-cyclists:

Seiko Hashimoto
Theo Bos
Steven de Jongh
Gert Jakobs
Connie Paraskevin
Connie Carpenter (yes, that one)

And Marianne Vos raced against current speed skating queen Ireen Wust admittedly not even getting close.
Cosmic Kid

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02/21/2014 11:57 AM
Just for OC......

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101431838

Personally, I think his logic is a bit flawed, but he is certainly entertaining to watch!!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Sweet Milk

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02/21/2014 12:25 PM
That video made me homesick... I remember lots of discussions in just that fashion growing up back in NL.
Orange Crush

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02/21/2014 08:19 PM
page not found?
Cosmic Kid

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02/22/2014 01:12 AM
Trying again....

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101431838
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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02/22/2014 11:03 AM
LOL - that was awesome; thanks CK.
Orange Crush

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02/25/2014 03:37 PM
CK - it made it into the Feb 24 Colbert Report, pretty funny...

http://www.thecomedynetwork.ca/Shows/TheColbertReport?videoPackage=143195
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