Anatomy of a Photo: Six Days are for Closers

Anatomy of a Photo: Six Days are for Closers

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What do you do during the off-season when your name is Roger de Vlaeminck and you’re a certified organic free-range studmuffin?

You roll down to the local Six Day in your Chick MagnetTM tweed suit and bring the ladies in for your pals while you stay Pre-Race Kelly, that’s what.

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  1. Too bad, he cut his sideburns…

  2. @frank

    @Ron

    I think that’s just a four-in-hand. Which is the second of the 85 ways to tie a tie.

    And I have one of the bitchin’ ties. Only mine is knit, not silk.

    Damn that guy is hot.

    Four in hand is the only way to be casually deliberate! When I commisioned in the army a good friend came up to me and said, “Dan, quit worring about your damn tie. You’re a gentleman now, four in hand ol’ boy, no more double windsors for you!” A gentleman is casually deliberate in the best of clothes…

  3. @TBONE

    ABC. Always Be Closing However when voting federally in Canada: Anyone But Conservative

    ABC baby! ABC…eh!

  4. @frank

    @Rob

    I also suspect that the pimp just off-frame has possibly the coolest sweater ever invented.

    I suspect the pimp is ogling what bizarrely appears to be a porthole piled high and deep with more coke than you can ever imagine.  Imagine the street value of that.

  5. @Nate

    I didn’t mean to imply my dad was a pimp. I meant this guy.

  6. @frank

    @Nate

    I didn’t mean to imply my dad was a pimp. I meant this guy.

    I sure wouldn’t let that guy near my old man’s stash.

  7. He looks like James Caan in Godfather mode. Expect uncontrolleded rage any sec

  8. RDV has more than a little Tom Jones going for him…

  9. This is a pretty cool photo indeed!

    @ElBeeJay totally agree

    On the subject of Casually Deliberate I refer you to Rouleur 34 (the fucking awesome Henri Cartier Bresson one) and page 37

  10. @ElBeeJay

    He looks like James Caan in Godfather mode. Expect uncontrolleded rage any sec

    NICE Godfather tie-in!  Well played and true!

  11. @ElBeeJay

    I bet they’re even wearing the same bitchin’ shoes.

  12. @frank

    @ElBeeJay

    I bet they’re even wearing the same bitchin’ shoes.

    Co-respondent shoes? He’s not a pimp ffs.

  13. Whatever RDV had, he had it in spades. There aren’t many who pull this off.

  14. @Chris

    Sleeve belts for the win!

  15. @Chris

    Whatever RDV had, he had it in spades. There aren’t many who pull this off.

    What gets me here is that this isn’t a more contemporary version of that great Coppi photo of him wearing a raincoat over his cycling gear, RdV seems to be wearing a cycling cap, jersey, gloves and some fairly wicked looking flares. It’s not s if he’s just slipped it on over his racing duds. What’s up with that?

    By the way, Wiggo would totally mug him for tat coat.

  16. Mmm on 3 on todays quiz, I am claiming I am too young to remember….even it it is not true!

    http://www.cyclingrevealed.com/trivia/triviaindex.htm

  17. @Deakus

    Mmm on 3 on todays quiz, I am claiming I am too young to remember….even it it is not true!

    http://www.cyclingrevealed.com/trivia/triviaindex.htm

    I got 8 – woo hoo – I’m ahead on something (colon, hyphen, close brackets)

  18. Oooo your attempts to hide a desperate desire to use emoticons are thinly veiled…you may wind up in hot water!

    Well done on the score!

  19. @the Engine

    @Deakus

    Mmm on 3 on todays quiz, I am claiming I am too young to remember….even it it is not true!

    http://www.cyclingrevealed.com/trivia/triviaindex.htm

    I got 8 – woo hoo – I’m ahead on something (colon, hyphen, close brackets)

    12 for me! (colon, hyphen, capital ‘D’) Does that make me a old fart (despite missing the question about the year)?

  20. @Deakus

    Oooo your attempts to hide a desperate desire to use emoticons are thinly veiled…you may wind up in hot water!

    Well done on the score!

    Semi-colon, hyphen, close brackets – you’ll recall Victor Borges “phonetic punctuation” of course…

  21. @CanuckChuck

    @the Engine

    @Deakus

    Mmm on 3 on todays quiz, I am claiming I am too young to remember….even it it is not true!

    http://www.cyclingrevealed.com/trivia/triviaindex.htm

    I got 8 – woo hoo – I’m ahead on something (colon, hyphen, close brackets)

    12 for me! (colon, hyphen, capital ‘D’) Does that make me a old fart (despite missing the question about the year)?

    Yes

  22. First time out. 15 points. I suspect this won’t happen again.

  23. @Chris

    First time out. 15 points. I suspect this won’t happen again.

    Git!  Nobody likes a smartarse!!

  24. @Deakus

    @Chris

    First time out. 15 points. I suspect this won’t happen again.

    Git! Nobody likes a smartarse!!

    As long as this doesn’t become a trend… if it does, we may need to place a call to Travis Tygart…

    Travis Tygart

  25. @CanuckChuck

    @Deakus

    @Chris

    First time out. 15 points. I suspect this won’t happen again.

    Git! Nobody likes a smartarse!!

    As long as this doesn’t become a trend… if it does, we may need to place a call to Travis Tygart…

    Travis Tygart

    Fuck Tygart! I’m outwith his jurisdiction.

    I will however confess. I have had several doses of Lemsip Max and a Strepsil today. If you told me that doing a Ricco on myself would make me feel better I’d give it a go.

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