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  1. #1
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    podium boys? there are podium boys??

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    So there's this photo at the top of cyclingnews.com's home page showing a female racer standing next to a guy in gold shorts...naturally I had to investigate. Turns out that women's cyclocross races apparently feature scantily-clad men on the podium.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/blogs/pho...ind-week/90780

    (The related blog is here, from Barb Howe:
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/blogs/bar...whirlwind-week)

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    Cyclocross (and singlespeed) are a whole 'nother universe unto themselves.

    http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/f...SWC08013-1.jpg

    Yes, Carl Decker is one of our hometown riders but he usually has a bit more covered up.
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

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    Awesome
    Slow and steady (like a train!)

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    The 'cross races in the mid-Atlantic region have some serious catching up to do.
    "How about if we all just try to follow these very simple rules of the road? Drive like the person ahead on the bike is your son/daughter. Ride like the cars are ambulances carrying your loved ones to the emergency room. This should cover everything, unless you are a complete sociopath."
    David Desautels, in a letter to velonews.com

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    uh - good lord

    If I were on that podium I wouldn't mind a cute nicely dressed bike guy or two or three kissing me on the cheek (isn't that what podium girls do?) but to be honest, not lumpy hunks in tiny gold shorts...

    That batman costume is hilarious. I don't think I want to know what it looks like from behind.
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    They look more like something off a Vegas review for other men, to me. Gold boyshorts? Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lph View Post
    That batman costume is hilarious. I don't think I want to know what it looks like from behind.
    http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/200...ing_index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieKate View Post
    Nooooo! I'm blind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieKate View Post
    These are hiliarious. I especially like the one with the lady sitting there under her afghan, checking out the orange dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ny biker View Post
    These are hiliarious. I especially like the one with the lady sitting there under her afghan, checking out the orange dude.
    Yep. She's sitting there looking like she's now seen it all twice.
    "The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can chew, and live through it." ~ Doug Bradbury

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    OMGoodness those are "some" pictures. ;-)

    The guys in the gold short shorts is a little much for the podium boys.
    ~ Annie ~

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    Until now!

    I have said many times that I don't need another bike sport, don't want to start something that requires storing another bike. I take it all back! Oh man, that is so awesome that words fail me. Love the gold lame, and I am serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalidurga View Post
    The 'cross races in the mid-Atlantic region have some serious catching up to do.




    His sash says "Podium Candy"
    Last edited by Zen; 10-07-2009 at 06:06 PM.
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    Holy Bleeeeeep!

    I read the whole thread, first, before I clicked on the link... but, I was still shocked enough to have the above first posted words come outta my mouth.

    Well, if that isn't enough to make a girl "pick it up a little" in the pedal stroke, I don't know what would lol.

    The batman guy... do you think he shaves himself? Or does he have help? Must be pretty flexible for a man to get the razor whirled around those parts. Doesn't seem to even have a nick on him. Multi-talented fellow.


    Good post lol.
    Last edited by Miranda; 10-07-2009 at 06:19 PM.

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    guys in gold FTW!

 

 

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