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BURCH
02-14-2008, 12:30 PM
This is by far my favorite cycling photo. We strapped a camera to my buddy's chest and set it to automatically snap pictures one after the next while he rode down Grant St in Pittbsurgh. Of the dozens that were taken, this one was the best and went on to the front of a T-shirt that we made up for a cross country charity ride that we did (we sold hundreds of the shirts at campsites across the country).

Anyhow, I like the buildings and the brick street captured in black and white. I also liked how you really felt like you were on the bike.


Please post yours....

dave1215
02-14-2008, 12:34 PM
when pigs ride...

witcombusa
02-14-2008, 01:04 PM
Tour of Flanders

Viper
02-14-2008, 01:04 PM
I was 18, this was pornography. Talk about tough. I think of this photo, this man, the ride and that weather when I hit a wall.

:beer:

MilanoTom
02-14-2008, 01:06 PM
Right on, Viper (Jeez, I'm not used to saying that kind of thing).

Tom

GregL
02-14-2008, 01:09 PM
LeMond crossing the line at the '89 Worlds

merckx
02-14-2008, 01:16 PM
Hinault in the snow.

johnnymossville
02-14-2008, 01:20 PM
LeMond crossing the line at the '89 Worlds

Look at that guy's legs.

I think my favorite is this one.

http://www.sdbc.org/photos/albums/userpics/10002/normal_bob%20roll%20roubaix.jpg

shinomaster
02-14-2008, 01:21 PM
http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=34651&highlight=your_friend+flattered

Fat Robert
02-14-2008, 01:33 PM
yates in the '89 ghent-wevelgem

goonster
02-14-2008, 01:35 PM
Lyli Herse on the Ventoux

/thread

goonster
02-14-2008, 01:44 PM
thread is already over ;) , but these are not bad either . . .

(First is Gregg Bleakney's shot of Joel Metz on the final night of PBP, the other two are by some dude called Carter Breastmo, or something . . .)

IXXI
02-14-2008, 02:18 PM
Ride on BJ.

shinomaster
02-14-2008, 02:25 PM
Ride on BJ.


Woa!!! Who did that???

shinomaster
02-14-2008, 02:37 PM
This one, of My_Friend!

72gmc
02-14-2008, 02:37 PM
great pic. Are the UCI officials swine, or bovine?

shinomaster
02-14-2008, 02:42 PM
They're piggies, but they kinda look like cows don't they.

jmg1949
02-14-2008, 02:50 PM
LeMond crossing the line at the '89 Worlds
Does anyone (besides me) remember this photo as a poster with the caption being something to the effect of:

"It doesn't get easier, you just go faster."

Perhaps it was a figment of my imagination.

Jim

IXXI
02-14-2008, 02:55 PM
Woa!!! Who did that???

Oh just some people we know...

Sadly the stencil, in its original location, is gone now.
http://bikeportland.org/2007/12/10/regardless-of-odot-jarolimek-image-will-live-on/

shinomaster
02-14-2008, 02:59 PM
Cool, that's a great image. I think it's from the race we did at Rainier High school.

IXXI
02-14-2008, 03:04 PM
That be the one. Wow, still very powerful.

dave1215
02-14-2008, 03:18 PM
Hampsten 1993 Team Card

Blue Jays
02-14-2008, 03:30 PM
/\/\ Now to print one of those, laminate it, and it could become a nifty spoke card for a fixie rider atop a Hampsten frame... :)

Blue Jays
02-14-2008, 03:34 PM
During the heyday of track racing:

http://users.aol.com/menotomy6/disp/race.gif

Blue Jays
02-14-2008, 03:36 PM
Always a classic photograph:

http://www.bicycle-gifts.com/jpg/q45.jpg

davids
02-14-2008, 03:37 PM
http://www.worldcycling.com/graphics/00000002/1947-worlds.jpg

not a photo. Try to enjoy it anyway.

Blue Jays
02-14-2008, 03:40 PM
This one hangs in my LBS. Love the extra tires:

http://www.bicycle-gifts.com/jpg/q37.jpg

Blue Jays
02-14-2008, 03:41 PM
Look at those drilled chainrings!

http://www.bicycle-gifts.com/jpg/q35.jpg

Viper
02-14-2008, 03:43 PM
This is Top 10 material, he's blown out/wasted with nothing left, the way it should be atmo:

paczki
02-14-2008, 03:49 PM
:banana:

shinomaster
02-14-2008, 04:38 PM
This is Top 10 material, he's blown out/wasted with nothing left, the way it should be atmo:

No, I think he just lost a contact.

fiamme red
02-14-2008, 04:44 PM
There are many great photos in Aldo Ross' gallery that you'll never see elsewhere (he scanned them mostly from old French and Italian newspapers and magazines).

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/v/aldoross/pd/ (63 pages in all).

Blue Jays
02-14-2008, 05:18 PM
/\/\ fiamme red, that's a great link. I could literally spend hours gazing at all those fascinating old snapshots. What a "find" you've made!

vaxn8r
02-14-2008, 05:22 PM
Something about this one. The road ahead. Smooth pavement. The sun. The gestalt.

peter weigle
02-14-2008, 06:24 PM
This one hangs in my LBS. Love the extra tires:

http://www.bicycle-gifts.com/jpg/q37.jpg

Hey, thats from the Finger Lakes Ramble two years ago isn't it?
We had a hell of a good time!

Blue Jays
02-14-2008, 06:38 PM
/\/\ You guys sure were kickin' it retro-style at Finger Lakes Ramble 2005 and even used the black & white setting on the digital camera. Cool! :)

stevep
02-14-2008, 06:58 PM
thread is already over ;) , but these are not bad either . . .

(First is Gregg Bleakney's shot of Joel Metz on the final night of PBP, the other two are by some dude called Carter Breastmo, or something . . .)


henri cartier bresson.
was renowned to taking the photo at " the decisive moment "

in particular the last photo it is evident that the photo was perfectly composed w/ the cyclist going by.. and the photo shot...exactly in balance.
he has much great work.

Grant McLean
02-14-2008, 07:04 PM
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AgilisMerlin
02-14-2008, 08:00 PM
absolutely stunning pictures: http://www.velotique.com/bikephoto/index.htm

dayummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :banana:

http://www.velotique.com/bikephoto/images/bike-17.jpg

Is this Swooooooop, back in the day ? Curious........contemplating while sitting ?

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x309/AGILISMERLIN/bike-7.jpg?t=1203041375

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x309/AGILISMERLIN/bike-2.jpg?t=1203041449
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x309/AGILISMERLIN/bike-5.jpg?t=1203041501

roman meal
02-14-2008, 08:35 PM
That's stevep in the overcoat. I think he had something to do with that crash.




http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x309/AGILISMERLIN/bike-7.jpg?t=1203041375

roman meal
02-14-2008, 08:41 PM
.

AgilisMerlin
02-14-2008, 08:42 PM
As the story goes...........

the wooden oak fish club is hidden under his jacket............and the car is traveling at high speed, door swinging open..........as the perfect' gettawayyy yo

makes sense to me........ :no:

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x309/AGILISMERLIN/bike-2.jpg?t=1203041449

johnnymossville
02-14-2008, 09:21 PM
.

I remember having the hots for Rebecca Twigg back in the day, looking at that pic now I can see why.

stevep
02-15-2008, 07:15 AM
hey, he wouldn't pay the toll.
this is my fault?

thats a great photo w/ the switchback...ah, the day...

That's stevep in the overcoat. I think he had something to do with that crash.




http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x309/AGILISMERLIN/bike-7.jpg?t=1203041375

Clydesdale
02-15-2008, 07:36 AM
for some reason i like this one a lot...

DonH
02-15-2008, 08:19 AM
This is a current favorite. Theres lots of nice ones out there.

TriJim
02-15-2008, 08:24 AM
:beer:

johnnymossville
02-15-2008, 08:42 AM
:beer:

Best use of training wheels EVER!!!

nicrump
02-15-2008, 10:07 AM
+1

LeMond crossing the line at the '89 Worlds

BumbleBeeDave
02-15-2008, 11:56 AM
Here's a trio of favorites . . .

--Rider crossing the Penobscot Narrows Bridge near Bucksport, ME., late last summer.
--Rider seen through the columns of the Athaeneum(sp?) at Roger Williams Park in Providence during '05 Cross Nationals
--Our forum buddy Mike Zanconato clowning around for the crowd at the same event! Such a ham he is! . . . :rolleyes:

BBD

ClutchCargo
02-15-2008, 12:15 PM
Here's a trio of favorites . . .

--Rider crossing the Penobscot Narrows Bridge near Bucksport, ME., late last summer.
--Rider seen through the columns of the Athaeneum(sp?) at Roger Williams Park in Providence during '05 Cross Nationals
--Our forum buddy Mike Zanconato clowning around for the crowd at the same event! Such a ham he is! . . . :rolleyes:

BBD

Absolutely ! (but only if you tell us how you acquired that bridge shot ! ) :) :cool:

BumbleBeeDave
02-15-2008, 12:32 PM
It involved some crampons and a heck of a lot of rope! :p

No, actually it's a new bridge and they built an observatory on top of one of the two towers. Incredible views for miles around. My daughter and I were up there visiting it and I looked down and saw this guy approaching on the shore road and nearly cr@pped my pants!

BBD

Russell
02-15-2008, 01:01 PM
nm

shinomaster
02-16-2008, 11:47 PM
MP

shinomaster
02-16-2008, 11:48 PM
Here's a trio of favorites . . .

--Rider crossing the Penobscot Narrows Bridge near Bucksport, ME., late last summer.
--Rider seen through the columns of the Athaeneum(sp?) at Roger Williams Park in Providence during '05 Cross Nationals
--Our forum buddy Mike Zanconato clowning around for the crowd at the same event! Such a ham he is! . . . :rolleyes:

BBD


Whoa...Zank what kind of tires were those?

Louis
02-16-2008, 11:55 PM
--Our forum buddy Mike Zanconato clowning around for the crowd at the same event!

Looks to me like that fall was due to poor workmanship on the frame. Maybe he should consider a different brand...

shinomaster
02-17-2008, 12:45 AM
This is a current favorite. Theres lots of nice ones out there.
HE needs a longer bike.

CPP
02-17-2008, 05:43 AM
There is one that I really love but can't find anymore. It is a pic of F. Magni
riding with his bartape un raveled and between his teeth. Semms like he had broken something and it was his way of biting on the bullet. Anybody know were I can find it??

soulspinner
02-17-2008, 05:49 AM
Hinault with blood on his face. A better name for him would have been wolverine.

old_school
02-17-2008, 07:02 AM
There is one that I really love but can't find anymore. It is a pic of F. Magni
riding with his bartape un raveled and between his teeth. Semms like he had broken something and it was his way of biting on the bullet. Anybody know were I can find it??

http://www.giannibertoli.it/S030F.jpg

FMS_rider
02-17-2008, 09:04 AM
onekgguy's description of the ride he had just finished in the photo:

http://www.kevinandtammy.net/blog/bicycle_to_babbitt.htm

source of photo:http://www.flickr.com/photos/onekgguy/5501758/

witcombusa
02-17-2008, 09:16 AM
Lyne from '06

jerk
02-17-2008, 10:24 AM
not great pictures in a hang'em up in a museum kind of way but great pictures nonetheless.

jerk

alancw3
02-17-2008, 03:11 PM
a different kind of cycling photo but beautiful nontheless imho! from the campy only website photo gallery. :)

khjr
02-17-2008, 07:00 PM
I stumbled on these photos last December when I was surfing for Jobstisms. (If I recall correctly, it was in the midst of a post where Jobst was lambasting some guy who dared to question his opinion, with a response to the effect of (atmo) "obviously, girly-man, you've never ridden a bike hard enough to sweat. Ride these [below] and then you'll sweat!)

http://www.paloaltobicycles.com/alps_photos_by_thumbnails.html

Say what you will about Jobst (I'm a fan), but the pics inspired me to get out there myself in August for one of the absolute best trips of my life to date.

manet
02-17-2008, 07:16 PM
sweet jesus this is beautiful:

manet
02-17-2008, 07:17 PM
not too shabby:

stevep
02-17-2008, 07:39 PM
col d'izoard.
my favorite climb.

learlove
02-17-2008, 07:49 PM
I'm on a hotel computer in canada now or I'd post some of my favs. Gotta say the lemond 89 worlds is up there for me also. Such diff emotions between greg, dymetri and kelly. the pic says it all for greg in those years. Along thoes line gotta include the pic of greg that year in paris with the water bottle at the end of the tt. Also fingion falling over in disbelief.

Others for me: any pic of king kelly in action. such simple determination and focus. I have a pic of me (16 or 17 years old) and kelly when he came to the US in 1991 for the dupont race.

did anyone see the pic in velonews a few month back, inside big cover shot of hinult, walter plankert and bontempi in a sprint durring an early 80 tour. it is awsome. bernards eyes/look could stop a charging rhino. I have the copy and want to get it made into a poster.

stevep
02-17-2008, 07:52 PM
did anyone see the pic in velonews a few month back, inside big cover shot of hinult, walter plankert and bontempi in a sprint durring an early 80 tour. it is awsome. bernards eyes/look could stop a charging rhino. I have the copy and want to get it made into a poster.

thats a great shot.
i dont think its bontempi though.
killer...where the 3 are right next to each other?
yikes.

learlove
02-17-2008, 07:55 PM
yeah your right no bontempi - can't think of the third guy right now. love the sponges in the jerseys too.

the pic is a whole 2 page sread - does anyone know how to go about getting this made into a poster? gotta say its one of the best sprinting shots I've ever seen.

mike p
02-17-2008, 07:56 PM
[QUOTE=khjr] "obviously, girly-man, you've never ridden a bike hard enough to sweat. Ride these [below] and then you'll sweat!)



Speaking of "girly man" who's bill robertson?

Mike

Louis
02-17-2008, 08:26 PM
A while back someone on the forum posted a pic from either Italy or France of a monster climb with about 10+ hairpin turns. Not sure which one it was, but it was a very cool shot.

CPP
02-18-2008, 05:15 AM
Hey Old School thanks very much!! What is your source for the Picture??
Thanks

FMS_rider
02-18-2008, 06:16 AM
onekgguy's description of the ride he had just finished in the photo:

http://www.kevinandtammy.net/blog/bicycle_to_babbitt.htm

source of photo:http://www.flickr.com/photos/onekgguy/5501758/ I just discovered that onekgguy (Kevin) is a member of this forum (should have checked before posting). So I would like to say thanks for the photo that I found on Flickr when I was looking for Legends with 1/2-1/2 paint jobs before I ordered mine. I have it in my screensaver file and every time it comes up it makes me smile --it recalls the emotions I have felt at the end of my longest and most difficult rides (heroic for me but not even close to yours). I don't think the "kids" on the forum will fully understand.

Thanks Kevin,
Lew

classic1
02-18-2008, 06:53 AM
yeah your right no bontempi - can't think of the third guy right now. love the sponges in the jerseys too.



Guido Van Calster

old_school
02-18-2008, 07:20 AM
Hey Old School thanks very much!! What is your source for the Picture??

http://www.giannibertoli.it/
great vintage photos, just wish I could read Italian

97CSI
02-18-2008, 08:58 AM
This is deanster bombing down from the peak of Mt. Evans in July '05. He passed the car about 500 yards back and they tried to keep up with him after that. He dropped them at the next big curve.

CPP
02-18-2008, 09:12 AM
Thanks Old School for the link.
Very cool for us old schoolers

itsflantastic
02-18-2008, 06:49 PM
It involved some crampons and a heck of a lot of rope! :p

No, actually it's a new bridge and they built an observatory on top of one of the two towers. Incredible views for miles around. My daughter and I were up there visiting it and I looked down and saw this guy approaching on the shore road and nearly cr@pped my pants!

BBD

Could Have been me... that's been part of my routine route since October :)
There is some nice <hilly> riding to be had around there!

Cheers
Dan

P.s. - i miss the forum! no reliable internet connection anymore!

george
02-19-2008, 11:06 AM
here are three more

george
02-19-2008, 11:14 AM
Victory salutes a true art form...

BumbleBeeDave
02-19-2008, 11:30 AM
Victory salutes a true art form...

. . . Juan Antonio flecha shooting the invisible bow and Sastre sucking on his kid's binkie when he won that Tour stage. Great stuff!

BBD

myette10
02-19-2008, 11:58 AM
Victory salutes a true art form...
agreed... This one of an unlikely beneficiary of a group spill on the run in.

zank
02-19-2008, 12:33 PM
Whoa...Zank what kind of tires were those?

I'll give you a hint. Begins with "T" and ends in "ufo". Yeah, it was before I saw the light.

zank
02-19-2008, 12:33 PM
Looks to me like that fall was due to poor workmanship on the frame. Maybe he should consider a different brand...

Probably.

swoop
02-19-2008, 12:38 PM
you gotta include that horner romandie photo.

zeroking17
02-19-2008, 12:46 PM
Don't know the rider. I believe this is in Austria, near Innsbruck.

fiamme red
02-19-2008, 12:51 PM
http://www.hansrey.com/photogallery/HR015.jpg

shinomaster
02-19-2008, 12:51 PM
I'll give you a hint. Begins with "T" and ends in "ufo". Yeah, it was before I saw the light.


Sure, blame the rubber.

BURCH
02-19-2008, 01:36 PM
When a picture can make you cringe...it is definately a good one.