Posts Tagged ‘champion’

Boardman. Bombing. 1991.

February 14, 2012

Via Super TT.

Obree/Boardman Documentary straight from VHS.

April 12, 2011

Thanks to the OP for uploading this film, straight from VHS!

This is just part one, out of eight in total and if you get the time you really must watch the rest of them, you will not be dissapointed… well maybe just a little as I was due to the shaky/jerky frames. Mind you, it could have been my dying computer.

Watch right here.

King Engers.

November 1, 2010

At exactly 9:00 am the great guru of speed sport launched into ride to define a career, astride a purpose built TT machine this aging fighter with the rock star persona strained every sinew as he pushed forward from the start line. Ahead lay 25 miles of testing… Schooled by two decades of competition Alf would have quickly fallen into his race stride, not a gentle roll, or even a head down hard effort, the very nature of a 25 mile TT demands nothing short of maximum performance at every level, mental, physical, mechanical…never has the old saying ‘when the flag drops the bullshit stops’ been so appropriate.
Words by Gordon Hayes.

A seriously good read, about Alf Engers and his record breaking 49:24 twenty five mile TT.

Go check it out here.

Still loving Raleigh.

October 13, 2010

Tommy Simpson.

October 12, 2010

The late, great Tommy Simpson seen here in the most luscious jersey. I love this jersey, wouldn’t it be great if someone could reproduce it? Go on Le Coq, go for it.
Via.

Cardboard Cutouts.

September 20, 2010

Wow! I am bot sure I’d like to have a cardboard cutout of Mario Cipollini and Magnus Backstedt in my gaff but should you then feel free to cop yours right here.

Mo Roche.

August 20, 2010

Roche 87.

July 29, 2010

Hench Harris.

May 25, 2010

Seen.

Mo Cancellara Merkage.

April 13, 2010

Mo Gazelle.

April 8, 2010

Gazelle track hotness! Seen.

Gazelle Champion AB 1986.

April 7, 2010

Very nice build. Spotted.
The same guy also has this, a lovely Gazelle Champion Mondial Track.

Paul Curran.

April 6, 2010

Photographs from persistent medalist, Paul Curran’s race chronology site.

Anquetil – The Double.

March 25, 2010

Jacques Anquetil The Legend.

March 17, 2010

What an absolutely fantastic documentary this is, with an english speaking commentary and some great original footage this totally comes close to that of stars and watercarriers.

Go here to continue to watch the remaining parts.

Alf Engers 1987.

February 23, 2010

Found.

11th August 1960.

February 15, 2010

My Tin Tin Coppi special Purchased from a flea market in Paris, July 2009 for 2 euros.

Bianchi is 125.

January 12, 2010

One of the oldest cycle manufacturers Bianchi is 125 years old this year and The italian cycling journal has a great write up on the history of the brand so if you have a spare few minutes head over and check it out.

Don’t be a pie biter.

November 20, 2009

Saw this real nice post over at Freeman Transport of some of the wise words from inspirational champion track rider Major Taylor.

Major Taylor’s celebrated values remain relevant to this day — not just for those who strive to succeed as a champion, but for those who desire to achieve in all aspects of life:

Don’t try to “gyp.”
Don’t be a pie biter.
Don’t keep late hours.
Don’t use intoxicants.
Don’t be a big bluffer.
Don’t eat cheap candies.
Don’t get a swelled head.
Don’t use tobacco in any form.
Don’t fail to live a clean life.
Don’t forget to play the game fair.
Don’t take in unfair advantage of an opponent.
Don’t forget the practice of good sportsmanship.

“These rules may seem simple enough, but it will require great morale and physical courage to adhere to them. But if carried out in the strict sense of the word it will surely lead to a greater success than could otherwise be attained.“

–Major Taylor, The Fastest Bicycle Rider In The World, 1928.

Dreesens Pressure.

November 19, 2009

Spotted on Dreesens Bicycles Flickr Spot.


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