Anatomy of a Photo: Things That Are Hard To Come By

Anatomy of a Photo: Things That Are Hard To Come By

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Museeuw rockin’ the bands riding with Cipo decked out in yellow as he twists one up. There are only two things cooler than this and both of them are impossible to get. One is Led Zeppelin playing at your shitty graduation party in the late 70’s and the other is one of those awesome Coca Cola bidons. Fuck yeah!

// Anatomy of a Photo // Nostalgia // Technology // The Hardmen

  1. @G’rilla
    You little devil, you took that at Cafe Grinta, and the photo somehow told you Marko would post up this AOP and now you’ve seized your chance.

    You are a genius. It is confirmed.

  2. @frank
    It was not that complicated. The owner of Cafe Grinta is a good friend of mine. We talked on the phone for two hours yesterday.

  3. @frank

    @Tartan1749

    Spinassi?

  4. @Cyclops

    Who’s the loser pussy with the helmet?

    Intelligence over vanity — always. Period.

  5. @G’rilla

    @frank
    It was not that complicated. The owner of Cafe Grinta is a good friend of mine. We talked on the phone for two hours yesterday.

    +1

  6. @Vin’cenza

    @Cyclops

    Who’s the loser pussy with the helmet?

    Intelligence over vanity “” always. Period.

    And, lid vs no lid flame war v1650 in 3……2……..1……….

  7. @scaler911
    Can we just cut to the chase early…helmet…

  8. @Tobin

    @scaler911
    Can we just cut to the chase early…helmet…

    something something something, something….

  9. @frank

    @Sauterelle You should not feel at all bashful about posting up pics of dudes like that. With all the semi-nude women that get chucked up here at a nearly constant clip, its about time these blokes got a taste of their own medicine!

    See what I mean?

  10. @Frank

    @frank

    @Sauterelle You should not feel at all bashful about posting up pics of dudes like that. With all the semi-nude women that get chucked up here at a nearly constant clip, its about time these blokes got a taste of their own medicine!

    See what I mean?

    Focus people. This violates even Newton’s Laws. But it’s very pro no? No one else ever could rock a totally horrible kit like him. And we’d all trade places to be him. Even @gaswepass I’d bet.

  11. And I’d venture a guess not too many folks have seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE4h9KSm9Sg

    Spoiler alert: At one point The Lion King is sprinting without a jersey. Now I’m going to wait for @Minions response.

  12. @Dan_R

    @Tobin

    @scaler911
    Can we just cut to the chase early…helmet…

    something something something, something….

    Different kind of smokin and cycling…….

  13. @scaler911 pretty sure that naked carbon, silver & orange combo could be pretty close to the Velominati bike/colour scheme of choice.

  14. @scaler911

    And I’d venture a guess not too many folks have seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE4h9KSm9Sg

    Spoiler alert: At one point The Lion King is sprinting without a jersey. Now I’m going to wait for @Minions response.

    I don’t want to even go in to the feelings that scene conjured up…

  15. I wonder how much Briko sales have tumbled in the years since that lead photo was taken. Always thought those were super cool shades growing up.

  16. @scaler911

    And I’d venture a guess not too many folks have seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE4h9KSm9Sg

    Spoiler alert: At one point The Lion King is sprinting without a jersey. Now I’m going to wait for @Minions response.

    It all comes together at 1:06

  17. @scaler911

    @Frank

    @frank

    @Sauterelle You should not feel at all bashful about posting up pics of dudes like that. With all the semi-nude women that get chucked up here at a nearly constant clip, its about time these blokes got a taste of their own medicine!

    See what I mean?

    Focus people. This violates even Newton’s Laws. But it’s very pro no? No one else ever could rock a totally horrible kit like him. And we’d all trade places to be him. Even @gaswepass I’d bet.

    christ-on-a-bike, he makes grown men weep and women fall about in confusion…

    but you wont look so fucking happy with yourself IN A PINK CARBON WHEELCHAIR FEEDING THROUGH A TUBE NOW, WILL YOU if you don’t put a helmet on

    you great big italian tool

  18. @Ron

    I wonder how much Briko sales have tumbled in the years since that lead photo was taken. Always thought those were super cool shades growing up.

    I still have a pair or two lying around. I still use them when mountaineering on sunny days. No glacier glasses compare, even now. My climbing buddies give me a ton of shit for my green ones that make me look like a fly. I’ll try and find em and post up a photo later today, since I’m home taking care of a sick rug rat.

  19. @sthilzy

    @scaler911

    And I’d venture a guess not too many folks have seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE4h9KSm9Sg

    Spoiler alert: At one point The Lion King is sprinting without a jersey. Now I’m going to wait for @Minions response.

    It all comes together at 1:06

    Worth watching. Mind you, if it had been a few minutes longer I’m sure he’d have been riding naked! One other thing that occurred to me: in his deepest, darkest fantasies, David Beckham wants to be Super Mario.

  20. @frank

    @Trobs

    @Chris

    Still can’t get over the fact that you’ve posted a picture of a game of soccer.

    I don’t know what soccer is, but football is a cool sport. Great shot of The Prophet showing his versatility. Interesting point is that his son Axl was also an elite footballer; he was trying hard to decide between a career in Cycling vs. le Foot. He chose wisely, of course, but nevertheless football is a cool sport.

    Inferior, but cool.

    Look, I know he’s the Prophet and all but Rules are Rules. Tights are perhaps an even more egregious violation on the pitch.

  21. @sthilzy

    @scaler911

    And I’d venture a guess not too many folks have seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE4h9KSm9Sg

    Spoiler alert: At one point The Lion King is sprinting without a jersey. Now I’m going to wait for @Minions response.

    It all comes together at 1:06

    You mean 1:07.

  22. @brianc

    @frank

    @Trobs

    @Chris

    Still can’t get over the fact that you’ve posted a picture of a game of soccer.

    I don’t know what soccer is, but football is a cool sport. Great shot of The Prophet showing his versatility. Interesting point is that his son Axl was also an elite footballer; he was trying hard to decide between a career in Cycling vs. le Foot. He chose wisely, of course, but nevertheless football is a cool sport.

    Inferior, but cool.

    Look, I know he’s The Prophet and all but Rules are Rules. Tights are perhaps an even more egregious violation on the pitch.

    His own Rules ignore any other Rules. And he loves his Rules more.

  23. @smithers

    @scaler911

    @Frank

    @frank

    @Sauterelle You should not feel at all bashful about posting up pics of dudes like that. With all the semi-nude women that get chucked up here at a nearly constant clip, its about time these blokes got a taste of their own medicine!

    See what I mean?

    Focus people. This violates even Newton’s Laws. But it’s very pro no? No one else ever could rock a totally horrible kit like him. And we’d all trade places to be him. Even @gaswepass I’d bet.

    christ-on-a-bike, he makes grown men weep and women fall about in confusion…

    but you wont look so fucking happy with yourself IN A PINK CARBON WHEELCHAIR FEEDING THROUGH A TUBE NOW, WILL YOU if you don’t put a helmet on

    you great big italian tool

    Same here. His own Rules ignore any other Rules. And he loves his Rules more.

  24. Am I too late in noticing the short lived bar extensions on Musseuw’s bars. I still have a set of those. Pretty sure they were mass start legal for somewhere around 43 seconds.

  25. Replica Coca Cola bidons can be had if you can use a minimum of 50 – or maybe there should be a VBidon, surely any liquid contained therein would only be enhanced and therefore permit the inbiber to lay down more V.

    http://www.bottlesport.com/product-range.html

  26. Coca Cola Black bidon — or red — or white. (here)
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/elite-corsa-coca-cola-bottle/

  27. @Oli

    @frank

    @Tartan1749

    Spinassi?

    No, Spinaci:

  28. @smithers
    Just to help you to get a grip, he did wear a helmet once he started actually riding.

  29. @Nate
    EEK!!

    Yes, I know it’s Spinaci – it was a subtle dig. ;-)

  30. @Oli

    @smithers
    Just to help you to get a grip, he did wear a helmet once he started actually riding.

    Thanks Oli – got it together now. Just jealous of his form, like all mortals. like your website ( some killer bikes on there ) and I have got to get over the ditch / go riding in NZ ……………bucket list scenes.

  31. Cheers @smithers, flattery will get you everywhere.

  32. @Nate
    Tell me you didn’t have that just lying around.

  33. @Vin’cenza

    Coca Cola Black bidon “” or red “” or white. (here) http://www.wiggle.co.uk/elite-corsa-coca-cola-bottle/

    Those aren’t bidons. They’re “enhanced hydration replenishment delivery systems”. I mean, what”s all that shit on the lid? Landfill, that’s what.

  34. @Nate
    I never realized the Nuge rode for Cinelli, let alone rode a bike.

  35. @frank

    @Chris

    Mario had it in spades but even he struggles to pull of celeste shoes matched with full yellow kit.

    Some of the other shit going on is fairly shocking, Spinergy wheels and aerobars.

    They’re not aero bars; they are Spinassi bars. They were the balls in 1997.@the Engine

    Who’s the guy in front of the Spinergy man wearing my Time shoes? I still have them in the garage if anyone wants a suitably retro look to recreate this photo.

    My brother thought Spinergy wheels were cool and used them in triathlons – which tells you all you need to know about Spinergys

    Is it Frédéric Guesdon?

    @Sauterelle

    I have an awesome photo of Cipo but I think you guys wouldn’t appreciate it as much as I do. ;-)

    My VMH has just pointed out that the bike is off the ground – how the fuck did he do that?

  36. @The Oracle
    The original? Sadly, no. As for the photo, the internet can be a serendipitous place.

    @Marko
    Nuge was Cipo’s leadout man that year. He was the only one who could punch a big enough hole in the wind for the Lion King’s mane.

  37. @the Engine
    I’m guessing its tied to his schwantz.

  38. @frank

    @the Engine
    I’m guessing its tied to his schwantz.

    The original carbone

  39. @the Engine

    @frank

    @Chris

    Mario had it in spades but even he struggles to pull of celeste shoes matched with full yellow kit.

    Some of the other shit going on is fairly shocking, Spinergy wheels and aerobars.

    They’re not aero bars; they are Spinassi bars. They were the balls in 1997.@the Engine

    Who’s the guy in front of the Spinergy man wearing my Time shoes? I still have them in the garage if anyone wants a suitably retro look to recreate this photo.

    My brother thought Spinergy wheels were cool and used them in triathlons – which tells you all you need to know about Spinergys

    Is it Frédéric Guesdon?

    @Sauterelle

    I have an awesome photo of Cipo but I think you guys wouldn’t appreciate it as much as I do. ;-)

    My VMH has just pointed out that the bike is off the ground – how the fuck did he do that?

    What bike?

  40. Well, that Cipo video wasn’t what I was expecting when the first words on the screen were “THE CHAMPION. THE POWER. HIS TOOL.”

  41. @Sauterelle
    You were expecting home improvements?

  42. @G’rilla

    @frank
    It was not that complicated. The owner of Cafe Grinta is a good friend of mine. We talked on the phone for two hours yesterday.

    Stop it. You’re killing me!

  43. @scaler911

    @Vin’cenza

    @Cyclops

    Who’s the loser pussy with the helmet?

    Intelligence over vanity “” always. Period.

    And, lid vs no lid flame war v1650 in 3……2……..1……….

    If it happens you can reach me via FB to let me know when I can come back.

  44. @Jonny
    Something like that.

  45. @Sauterelle

    @the Engine

    @frank

    @Chris

    Mario had it in spades but even he struggles to pull of celeste shoes matched with full yellow kit.

    Some of the other shit going on is fairly shocking, Spinergy wheels and aerobars.

    They’re not aero bars; they are Spinassi bars. They were the balls in 1997.@the Engine

    Who’s the guy in front of the Spinergy man wearing my Time shoes? I still have them in the garage if anyone wants a suitably retro look to recreate this photo.

    My brother thought Spinergy wheels were cool and used them in triathlons – which tells you all you need to know about Spinergys

    Is it Frédéric Guesdon?

    @Sauterelle

    I have an awesome photo of Cipo but I think you guys wouldn’t appreciate it as much as I do. ;-)

    My VMH has just pointed out that the bike is off the ground – how the fuck did he do that?

    What bike?

    +1

    @Sauterelle

    Well, that Cipo video wasn’t what I was expecting when the first words on the screen were “THE CHAMPION. THE POWER. HIS TOOL.”

    Double +1

  46. @frank
    :-D

  47. Jens post tour stage about to do some “oxigen depravation training” look at how casual he is about holding that marlboro

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