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  • gus
    Member

    LOL Joxster that makes you the best water carrier on here!

    clarkpm4242
    Member

    Aha! Yes. Yesterday on the back road from Glossop to the Woodhead Pass or Holme Moss as it crosses the TPT.

    Cool having a personal backup service, wondered if they would carry my 3.5 litres of drink, food, spares etc 🙂

    gwaelod
    Member

    Taylor Phinney puts some of his rides on strava

    http://app.strava.com/pros/110144

    he notches up a few KOM now and again

    Joxster – Member

    Four years as a water carrier for a small team in France during the 80’s

    Chapeau.

    jonba
    Member

    I wish I could climb as badly as Cav or even sprint as badly as Contador or Time Trial as badly as the Schlecks

    brakes
    Member

    but can he do the Werewolf Drop at Cannock?

    scotty38
    Member

    Joxster – Member

    Four years as a water carrier for a small team in France during the 80’s

    Go on then Joxster give us old boys a bit of a clue, what club did you ride for before you left…

    monsteryeti
    Member

    My Dad (68) is on a training weekend in the Peaks in prep for his LE JoG ride this May with http://www.peak-tours.com

    If CAV was looking a little grey, like he loves Red wine a bit too much and believed that Ginsters are energy bars then it coudl have been my old Man! 😉

    Crell
    Member

    and believed that Ginsters are energy bars

    Are you trying to shatter my carefully planned fuelling strategy?

    Joxster
    Member
    Premier Icon rob
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    Graham Jones ?

    Joxster
    Member

    No and not Wayne Bennington either, rode with the feeder team MVCD and then as a stagier.

    frenhtony
    Member

    Joxster
    System U? Don’t tell me you carried water for Fignon? I remeber watching cycling as a kid and System U was an awesome team. You got out before it turn into Castorama?

    gus
    Member

    System U – a small team in France during the 80’s!

    Time for some research [/url]

    mark walker
    Member

    he climb alp duex , more than i could do.

    scotty38
    Member

    Joxster – Member

    System U

    Sorry, I meant UK club before you left for France. We’re making an assumption you’re British which of course you may not be….

    he was out again today i got a nod off him near macc forest area – same jersey and moped following with spare wheels on…..was really really bizarre seeing him, he was attacking the toughest climbs around there….

    bizarre seeing him on his own more than anything, would have expected him to have a team of riders pushing him along, but he was just cruising along in his own world…

    don simon
    Member

    Another big training day coming up today, as yesterday. You know it’s a long one when your following scooter has to stop to refuel!

    😀

    Joxster
    Member

    Rode for City of Edinburgh before moving to France when I was 16. Roomed with Charly Mottet and Vincent Barteau, spent 4 years riding myself in to the gutter.

    will
    Member

    That’s a great quote Don Simon lol

    warton
    Member

    Don Simon, define ‘shit climber’. Shit compared to Contador, undoubtably. Shit compared to 99.9% of the cyclists in the world? I’d say definitely not.

    Iain Gillam
    Member

    If I was Mark Cavendish, upon reading this thread I’d probably bet a vast amount of money I wouldn’t be beaten in any hill climb by a non pro. When someone of the “In the Cavendish can’t climb” school of thought took the bait I’d probably organise said hill climb and either: Shortly after beginning, don a smoking jacket and ride past other cyclist whilst lighting a pipe/ ride side by side with the opposer, have a domestique deliver a tuba and do a quick re-enactment of the family guy scene with stewie and the fat guy/ dress as a clown and race on a bike with tiny wheels/ give the opposer a scooter and draft it like a derny pacer shouting allez! allez! before putting the hammer down and passing it.

    (Un)Fortunately I’d imagine Mr Cavendish is a little more gracious than I, so we’ll never get to see the spectacle of a naysayer being blown into the weeds up a dirty big climb, by the world champ riding up no handed whilst playing the tuba.

    By way of a point to this post, I’d imagine he’s actually quite handy up a hill…

    Iain

    clarkpm4242
    Member

    @OW was that you talking to my partner? Freehub/pawls had gone on her bike. Second time Cav has passed me this weekend!!!

    scotty38
    Member

    Joxster – Member

    Rode for City of Edinburgh before moving to France when I was 16. Roomed with Charly Mottet and Vincent Barteau, spent 4 years riding myself in to the gutter.

    SP by any chance and tricking us with the “jockster” name?

    Or no trick and you’re EA?

    Tom B
    Member

    kingkong that is a fookin wicked picture! Consider this, Cav was quicker than the winner of L’Etape (which was won by a recent pro and plenty of UK pros rode it too) on the corresponding Tour stage. I know that he had the benefit of the bunch to shelter in, but whilst he isn’t a ‘climber’ by Pro Tour standards he is still immense.

    When he rode the Tour of Britain last, he was one of about 20 or so riders that forced the selection on the relatively hilly second stage around staffordshire-the rest, including all but a couple of domestic pros just couldn’t handle the pace. As others have said, you don’t get up the Poggio and win MSR without being a bit special!

    When he rode the Tour of Britain last, he was one of about 20 or so riders that forced the selection on the relatively hilly second stage around staffordshire-the rest

    I think I recall Cav saying the TOB route was revisiting a climb that made him cry when he was a novice Pro!

    Tom B
    Member

    Yeah it was….Gunn Hill near Leek [stw riding god mode] it isn’t too hard a climb tbh [stw riding god mode/]

    scruff
    Member

    I watched the TOB come up the biggest hill by my house and they didn’t even notice it.

    Tom B
    Member

    I’m sure that they did notice you scruff, they were probably just too busy racing to show it.

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