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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2009 edited
     
    here are some of my favorites. post your favorites.







    • CommentAuthoryoshi
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2009
     
    What's the story behind the last photo?
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2009
     
    that photo was the famous Pearl Pass Colorado photo. It was taken in the earliest days of mountain biking when the bikes were called Klunkers. Klunkers were mostly 1930's beach cruisers converted using a mix of motorcycle, BMX and road bike parts. Pearl Pass is at 12,600 feet elevation. thats the beginnings of the sport right there. here's a photo of my klunker.



    the photo above that of the rider sliding out is Joe Breeze on the famous Mt Tam Repack race. the very first race in mountain bike history. Joe Breeze also made the very first legit mountain bike.

    above that is the most famous mountain biker of all time: John Tomac.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2009
     
    come on, i know there's gotta be some photos you like.

    Greg Lemond
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2009
     
    Fausto Coppi


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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2009
     
    posters count too



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      CommentAuthormarkphilips
    • CommentTimeDec 25th 2009 edited
     
    This is the cover of Big Mig's 1993 Tour de France coverage in VHS

    http://grahamwatson.com/dublin/wallofyellow/image5.html
    Big Mig 1993 TDF
    • CommentAuthoryoshi
    • CommentTimeDec 25th 2009
     
    Great website!
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeDec 26th 2009
     
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeDec 26th 2009
     
    Marco Pantani "The Pirate"

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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeDec 26th 2009
     
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    Velo Cult:Marco Pantani "The Pirate"
    Lots of amazing photos of Marco here
    Tribute to Marco Pantani
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeDec 26th 2009
     

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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeDec 26th 2009
     
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      CommentAuthorHans
    • CommentTimeDec 26th 2009
     
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2009
     
    these are some of the more famous photos of Hans Rey


    • CommentAuthoryoshi
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2009
     
    "The hills are alive..."
    Byke-Riding-Scene-the-sound-of-music-5727859-450-300
    opt-maria-on-bike-sound-of
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    Clauddio Chiapucci and Big Mig climb Col du Tourmalet 1993
    Clauddio Ciapucci and Big Mig 1993 TDF
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    How about Armstrong and Iban Mayo's crash on their way up to Luz Ardiden in TDF 2003???

    Armstrong and Mayo crash TDF2003
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2009
     
    it's hard to believe that 2003 still had no helmets. in the mountain biking world starting in the early 80's you could not even ride your bike to the restroom before the race without putting your helmet on.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2009
     
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2009
     
    vintage Tour De France



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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2009
     
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2009
     
    Velo Cult:it's hard to believe that 2003 still had no helmets.
    The UCI made helmet use mandatory in all UCI sanctioned races on May 5, 2003 following the death by accident of Andrei Kivilev in the Paris-Nice race: TdF is not a UCI sanctioned race, but TdF organizers observe the UCI requirement with regards to helmets, with the following modification:

    At their own risk, cyclists may remove their helmets during the final climb to the summit if the climb is at least 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) long. A Tour course marker designates the point on the course where cyclists can remove their helmets. Removal of helmets on mountain stages is never allowed before the start of a climb.
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2009
     
    Velo Cult:http://www.milanofixed.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/oldsprints.jpg


    I did a roller race on a rig like that at College Park Cycles (MD) in 1979 or so.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2009 edited
     


    Audrey Hepburn


    Bridget Bardot


    Ellen page


    Elvis


    Michael Jackson


    Paul Newman


    Scarlet Johansson
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2009
     
    Katharine Hepburn

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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2009
     
    George W Bush



    George H W Bush

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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2009
     
    Nicole Kidman in BMX Bandits which was filmed in Australia.

    • CommentAuthorburnsadam
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2009
     
    matt hoffman pic is rad...also really liked the paul newman one. i like his cookies.
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      CommentAuthorbatmick
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2009
     
    When I started mountain biking this guy had his name all over. I still have his name on my MTB's brakes.

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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2009
     
    Tomac was the man. it's too bad mountain biking doesn't have any colorful characters anymore.

    remember Greg Herbold


    or Insane Wayne
    http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=871&g2_serialNumber=4

    how about Missy Giove


    Earthquake Jake Watson


    Jacquie Phaelan


    Tinker Juarez.
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      CommentAuthorbatmick
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2009
     
    Now you've gone and made me melancholic...
    Good times! And you're right about the lack of characters these days.
    We were one of the few places that sold the Mountain Bike Action back then in Germany. Every month when the latest issue came in we were crowded to the brim. Every bike geek in town had to read up on the latest parts and escapades of our heroes. We also ordered a lot of stuff from ads in that magazine. Back then, pre-internet, that was still an adventure. I was usually the one who had to call over here and get info and place the orders...

    Here's my personal hero from back then. Wish I had half as much control over my Zaskar as Hans "no way" Rey has.

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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2009
     
    Porteurs in France

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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2009
     
    Bob Haro

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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2009
     







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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2009 edited
     
    Velo Cult:





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      CommentAuthorbatmick
    • CommentTimeJan 1st 2010
     
    That beach picture reminded me of the annual mountain bike festival at Lake Garda in Northern Italy. Our store would always close for two days and we'd make a long weekend of it. Great cycling, on and off road, excellent food and wine and like-minded people from all over Europe. Good times.
    Most of the mountain biking is on old supply and military trails and some trails are right on the edge, high above the lake. Here are some samples (not my pics but I did most of those trails).



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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeJan 1st 2010
     
    Guns 'n Roses album cover:

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    Remember Djamolidine Abdoujaparov

    abdoujaparov

    and his famous crash on the last stage of the 1991 TDF (might move this to the video section)
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    <blockquote><cite> Velo Cult:</cite>how about Missy Giove
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    </blockquote> she's going to jail
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    here some pics
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    if these pics are not appropriate please let me know and i'll remove them. or a mod can remove them.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2010 edited
     
    i think they're plenty appropriate since they are extremely famous photos.

    she's going to jail


    yeah, i've been following that story from the get go. i find it hilarious and not very shocking. from years of racing the same races with her you always knew she was a little screwed in the head. not that great of a rider either. very inconstant. she was however one of the great personalities of mountain biking when the sport was in it's renaissance.
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2010
     
    <blockquote> Audrey Hepburn <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/sdbc/aurdreyhepburn.jpg"> </blockquote> Man, she was beautiful.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2010
     
    art deco anyone?











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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2010
     
    one of the greatest Tour De France races: Laurent Fignon and Greg Lemond fighting for the 1989 Tour.

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    I like the cyclocross one from 1965.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2010
     
    Mr. Bean

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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2010
     
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2010
     
    oh crap!

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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2010 edited
     
    Swiss Alps



    Dave Watson jumping over the Tour De France