It never gets easier.......

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It never gets easier.......

Postby TailWindHome » Thu Jan 24, 2013 20:53 pm

Came across this photo today in a facebook group, thought I'd share it.


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Re: It never gets easier.......

Postby Slim Boy Fat » Thu Jan 24, 2013 20:57 pm

Stick a soldiers uniform on him and he wouldn't look out of place in a WWII trench!

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Postby thecrofter » Thu Jan 24, 2013 21:02 pm

Slim Boy Fat wrote:Stick a soldiers uniform on him and he wouldn't look out of place in a WWII trench!

Given that it was in Belgium, he could well have been through a number of trenches :)
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Re: It never gets easier.......

Postby RonB » Thu Jan 24, 2013 21:04 pm

That would be a good one for Rebs (see wallpaper thread).
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Postby TailWindHome » Thu Jan 24, 2013 21:05 pm

Anyone know the story behind the photo? Is it well known to those who know things?
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Postby RichN95 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 21:08 pm

TailWindHome wrote:Anyone know the story behind the photo? Is it well known to those who know things?

It looks like it's taken in the shower room at Roubaix Velodrome.
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Re: It never gets easier.......

Postby Yellow Peril » Thu Jan 24, 2013 21:10 pm

agreed. looks like the showers at Roubaix

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Re: It never gets easier.......

Postby LutherB » Thu Jan 24, 2013 21:12 pm

looks like he's seen the cobbles close up

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Re: It never gets easier.......

Postby Eddie72 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 21:13 pm

RichN95 wrote:
TailWindHome wrote:Anyone know the story behind the photo? Is it well known to those who know things?

It looks like it's taken in the shower room at Roubaix Velodrome.


Yup, I think this was taken after 1991 Paris Roubaix.

Great picture, Lemond was my hero back then

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Re: It never gets easier.......

Postby greasedscotsman » Thu Jan 24, 2013 21:21 pm

I like this one from the '85 Roubaix...

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Re: It never gets easier.......

Postby greasedscotsman » Thu Jan 24, 2013 21:34 pm

But think this is my fav Lemond photo!

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Re: It never gets easier.......

Postby Salsiccia1 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 09:01 am

greasedscotsman wrote:But think this is my fav Lemond photo!

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So bitter-sweet. I love LeMond, but I love Kelly more. I could weep that Kelly missed out on that Worlds.
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Re: It never gets easier.......

Postby greasedscotsman » Fri Jan 25, 2013 09:09 am

Salsiccia1 wrote:So bitter-sweet. I love LeMond, but I love Kelly more. I could weep that Kelly missed out on that Worlds.


Yeah, it's the look on Kelly and Konyshev's faces compared to Lemond.

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Re: It never gets easier.......

Postby slowsider » Fri Jan 25, 2013 13:38 pm

Slim Boy Fat wrote:Stick a soldiers uniform on him and he wouldn't look out of place in a WWII trench!


Or Vietnam :wink:

Looks a lot like an homage to a pic by Don McCullin showing a Marine at Hue

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Re: It never gets easier.......

Postby greasedscotsman » Fri Jan 25, 2013 14:09 pm

Surprised FF hasn't been all over this thread. Lots of cool photos from the Roubaix showers.

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Re: It never gets easier.......

Postby Pross » Fri Jan 25, 2013 15:12 pm

greasedscotsman wrote:Surprised FF hasn't been all over this thread. Lots of cool photos from the Roubaix showers.


Bit worried that you have a collection of photos of male cyclists in the showers! I tried to get similar from the ladies showers at the local swimming pool and now have to sign a register every day.

If you had a photo of Bertie in the showers then FF would definitely be all this thread (quite possibly literally!) but as he's a True Champion he stays well clear of 's**tty little races' like P-R :wink:

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Re: It never gets easier.......

Postby Richmond Racer » Fri Jan 25, 2013 15:13 pm

It'd get Bertie all dusty and stuff. Wouldnt laike at all.

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Re: It never gets easier.......

Postby greasedscotsman » Fri Jan 25, 2013 15:20 pm

What do you mean, he loves the pave!

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Re: It never gets easier.......

Postby Richmond Racer » Fri Jan 25, 2013 15:59 pm

that's only cos he took at wrong turning at the Pyrenees

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Re: It never gets easier.......

Postby Pross » Fri Jan 25, 2013 17:31 pm

Nah, he heard about the Chemin Des Abattoirs and thought he'd be able to pick up some supplies hot off the press :wink:


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