Anatomy of a Photo: Thor Personifies The V

Anatomy of a Photo: Thor Personifies The V

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What more do you need to know that this picture doesn’t already say?

// Anatomy of a Photo // The Hardmen

  1. xyxax:
    For me at 199 cm, I should weigh less than 71 kg, but I weight 97 kg. The only way I’ll get to that weight will be by amputation.

    You make it sound like you won’t go that far. See Rule #5.

    179cm/82kg, but the bigger story here is that I’m down from 87kg at Christmas (yes, 2010). One word: Clenbuterol!

  2. So, my sensations are good. I am tranquil. My legs are not blocked. I rocket off the front to bridge a gap. The peloton sees me go and no one reacts. The race radios light up, placing bets on the over/under for how long I’ll dangle out there. My DS yells in my earphone, “Sit up! I’ve got $40 that says you won’t make it. I’ll split it with you. No one is chasing you anyway.” Fuckers.

  3. @Jeff in PetroMetro
    Your DS is a gros con. The smart money sees polka dots in your future (or maybe it’s just hypoxia). In fact, I’m thinking the only thing keeping you earth-bound are heavy shoes and a death-grip on that Look.

    @Steampunk

    I’m down from 87kg at Christmas (yes, 2010). One word: Clenbuterol!

    Even with high dose dextromethamphetamine (I’m olde skool), I’ve only lost 2 kg since Xmas.
    I heed and obey your rule V clarion.

  4. Jeff in PetroMetro :I am 179cm tall, and I weigh 63.5kg.

    Man, that’s awesome! I am currently also 1.79 m but weight in at 74.5 kgs. My best racing weight was 67 kg but I am trying to get back to 70 kgs and I’d be happy.

  5. Steampunk :

    xyxax:For me at 199 cm, I should weigh less than 71 kg, but I weight 97 kg. The only way I’ll get to that weight will be by amputation.

    You make it sound like you won’t go that far. See Rule #5.
    179cm/82kg, but the bigger story here is that I’m down from 87kg at Christmas (yes, 2010). One word: Clenbuterol!

    God Damn! You’ve lost FIVE KILOS since December?!?! What on-line site are you using to buy your stuff? Do they only take pesos or are American dollars okay as well?

  6. 180cm/78kg down from 88kg 2 years ago and aiming for under 75kg this spring/summer to coincide with peaking. Race weight was 68kg back in the day.

    Which raises a point; I am 55 yrs old and the weight gain was due to work, stress (read on the road doing 3-4 day shows with some minor health issues) and a full blown addiction to donuts. Healthy, weaned off the donuts and no longer on the road so training is the diet. But I think age and health are key. One without the other is hell. If you have both you can be as fit as you want.

  7. Just for yucks… not smart enough to sift for the relevant data but if any one wants to slot in their numbers it might be interesting as a survey of the V community?

    Height/Weight (Race) Age
    weight
    179cm / 63.5kg JiPM 44
    179cm / 74.5kg BR (67kg)
    179cm / 82kg SP
    180cm / 78kg R (68kg) 55
    182cm / 83.9kg McS
    183cm / 105kg OB-W
    188cm / 73kg N
    188cm / 83kg M
    188cm / 84kg Z
    196cm / 86.2 3C
    199cm / 97kg X

    Wait something jumps out, Jeff needs anorexia intervention – Jeff you ok, can you still stand? Maybe this is why you are so slow on hills???

    Oli if you get over the Turchino and the Poggio will you lead me out?

  8. Correction should be:

    Height/Weight (Race) Age
    weight
    179cm / 63.5kg JiPM 44
    179cm / 74.5kg BR (67kg)
    179cm / 82kg SP
    180cm / 78kg R (68kg) 55
    182cm / 83.9kg McS
    183cm / 105kg OB-W
    188cm / 73kg N
    188cm / 83kg M
    188cm / 84kg Z
    196cm / 86.2 3C
    199cm / 97kg X

  9. Sorry edit fail – weight on the second line should be under (Race) etc.

  10. Height/Weight (Race) Age
    weight
    179cm / 63.5kg JiPM 44
    179cm / 74.5kg BR (67kg)
    179cm / 82kg SP
    180cm / 78kg R (68kg) 55
    182cm / 83.9kg McS 29
    183cm / 105kg OB-W
    188cm / 73kg N
    188cm / 83kg M
    188cm / 84kg Z
    196cm / 86.2 3C
    199cm / 97kg X

    Added my age above. I’ve never raced so I don’t have any known race weight.

    I’m glad February is half over… it’s starting to stay light later, meaning I can start to squeeze in rides after work soon. Even getting out for an hour and busting my ass beats riding inside or doing nothing, which has been the case more than I would have liked this winter. I have 4.5 kgs I need to lose by the summer!

  11. 179cm / 63.5kg JiPM 44
    179cm / 74.5kg BR (67kg)
    179cm / 82kg SP 36
    180cm / 78kg R (68kg) 55
    182cm / 83.9kg McS 29
    183cm / 105kg OB-W
    188cm / 73kg N
    188cm / 83kg M
    188cm / 84kg Z
    196cm / 86.2 3C
    199cm / 97kg X

    Age added. I’d also like to add number of children (3), which is probably an important number for those of us who have been through the breeding and blimping stage.

  12. Height/Weight (Race) Age
    weight
    179cm / 63.5kg JiPM 44
    179cm / 74.5kg BR (67kg)
    179cm / 82kg SP
    180cm / 78kg R (68kg) 55
    182cm / 83.9kg McS 29
    183cm / 105kg OB-W
    188cm / 73kg N
    188cm / 83kg M
    188cm / 84kg Z
    196cm / 86.2 3C (80kg) 55
    199cm / 97kg X

    I don’t race now but my race weight is definitely my best climbing weight.

  13. Steampunk :
    179cm / 63.5kg JiPM 44179cm / 74.5kg BR (67kg)179cm 39 / 82kg SP 36180cm / 78kg R (68kg) 55182cm / 83.9kg McS 29183cm / 105kg OB-W188cm / 73kg N188cm / 83kg M188cm / 84kg Z196cm / 86.2 3C199cm / 97kg X
    Age added. I’d also like to add number of children (3), which is probably an important number for those of us who have been through the Breeding and Blimping stage.

    Age added for myself and 5 is the number of kiddos. Should be fun to revisit this post in 8 months and see any changes!

  14. Damn! I really screwed that up. Let’s try it again:

    Height/Weight (Race) Age
    weight
    179cm / 63.5kg JiPM 44
    179cm / 74.5kg BR (67kg) 39
    179cm / 82kg SP
    180cm / 78kg R (68kg) 55
    182cm / 83.9kg McS 29
    183cm / 105kg OB-W
    188cm / 73kg N
    188cm / 83kg M
    188cm / 84kg Z
    196cm / 86.2 3C (80kg) 55
    199cm / 97kg X

    Also, we have a lot of tall guys on here! (or maybe I’m just short but never felt that way before?)

  15. Height/Weight (Race) Age
    weight
    179cm / 63.5kg JiPM 44
    179cm / 74.5kg BR (67kg) 39
    179cm / 82kg SP 36
    180cm / 78kg R (68kg) 55
    182cm / 83.9kg McS 29
    183cm / 105kg OB-W
    188cm / 73kg N
    188cm / 83kg M 40
    188cm / 84kg Z
    196cm / 86.2 3C (80kg) 55
    199cm / 97kg X

  16. Oh, I’m sorry ladies, I was looking for the Velominati website, but seem to have somehow ended up on the Jenny Craig site…

  17. Brett, that’s damn funny.

    Has anyone notice (or pointed out?) how it looks like the Belgian rider is grabbing Thor’s left drop? Kind of funny.

    And is the Breschel in the red? The “Pol” makes me think it’s a Polish rider. And sorry for not being able to identify the Belgian dude. Oh well. Off to Jenny Craig to cut some winter weight…

  18. @xyxax
    That, or living in a place with nothing beginning to resemble a hill.

  19. I used to weigh over a tenth of a ton.

  20. Marko :
    Height/Weight (Race) Ageweight179cm / 63.5kg JiPM 44179cm / 74.5kg BR (67kg) 39179cm / 82kg SP 36180cm / 78kg R (68kg) 55182cm / 83.9kg McS 29183cm / 105kg OB-W188cm / 73kg N188cm / 83kg M 40188cm / 84kg Z196cm / 86.2 3C (80kg) 55199cm / 97kg X

    Awesome Marko et al, we are almost the perfect lead out train for McSqueak i reckon – “the Big 5”. Now who else in the little leagues wants to come out the slipstream of THAT! You’d be soft pedalling 53×11 for sure…

  21. 37 with 2 kids:

    179cm / 63.5kg JiPM 44
    179cm / 74.5kg BR (67kg) 39
    179cm / 82kg SP 36
    180cm / 78kg R (68kg) 55
    182cm / 83.9kg McS 29
    183cm / 105kg OB-W
    188cm / 73kg N 2C 37
    188cm / 83kg M 40
    188cm / 84kg Z
    196cm / 86.2 3C (80kg) 55
    199cm / 97kg X

  22. Height / Weight (Race) / Age / Kids

    179cm / 63.5kg JiPM 44
    179cm / 74.5kg BR (67kg) 39
    179cm / 82kg SP 36
    180cm / 78kg R (68kg) 55
    182cm / 83.9kg McS 29
    183cm / 105kg OB-W
    188cm / 73kg N
    188cm / 83kg M 40
    188cm / 84kg Z
    189cm / 83.5kg G’p / 46
    196cm / 86.2 3C (80kg) 55
    199cm / 97kg X

    This is not a representative sample, eiither of the general population or of the Jenny Craig visiting population. It’s got the makings of a strong team – some good big puncheurs for the flats and rollers and some diminutive fuckers for the climbs -but if we ever assault Haleakala as a cogal, there’d better be a good handicap system in place.

  23. G’phant:
    -but if we ever assault Haleakala as a cogal, there’d better be a good handicap system in place.

    Without any hesitation of speaking for everyone here, I have no doubt that there would be plenty of “self-handicapping” at any cogal we put together. So much so that there would be little room left for oxygen in the bloodstream.

  24. sorry, a slight reworking

    Height / Weight (Race) / Age / Kids

    JiPM 179cm / 63.5kg /44
    BR 179cm / 74.5kg (67kg) /39
    SP 179cm / 82kg /36
    R 180cm / 78kg (68kg) /55
    McS 182cm / 83.9kg /29
    OB-W 183cm / 105kg
    N 188cm / 73kg
    M 188cm / 83kg /40
    Z 188cm / 84kg
    G’p 189cm / 83.5kg / 46
    3C 196cm / 86.2 (80kg)/ 55 / 3
    X 199cm / 97kg / 51 / 2*

    *second child arriving next month

  25. That didn’t fookin’ work

    Height / Weight (Race) / Age / Kids

    JiPM…179cm / 63.5kg /44
    BR…..179cm / 74.5kg (67kg) /39
    SP…..179cm / 82kg /36
    R……180cm / 78kg (68kg) /55
    McS….182cm / 83.9kg /29
    OB-W…183cm / 105kg
    N……188cm / 73kg
    M……188cm / 83kg /40
    Z……188cm / 84kg
    G’p….189cm / 83.5kg / 46
    3C…..196cm / 86.2 (80kg)/ 55 / 3
    X……199cm / 97kg / 51 / 2*

  26. @Ron
    Thank you for bring this back to CYCLING.

    Brett, ++1 for your Jenny Craig’s joke. Next person to cite a long list of weights get banned from the site.

    Oooooooooohhhhh….I couldn’t ban any of you sorry sods. I love y’all too much. But seriously.

    As for the RIDERS in the PHOTO. Yes, that is Brech fo’shizzle. His sleeves say “Post” not “POL” – as in Danske Post, one of his sponsors.

  27. @frank
    Ahhhh, jeesh, you’re no fun!

  28. @frank
    In my defence, I quoted heights and weights of major GC riders. It was the other monkeys that then converted this into a navel gaze!

  29. @Marcus
    Riiiiiiiggghhhhhtt….

    @Buck Rogers

    Ahhhh, jeesh, you’re no fun!

    First time I’ve been accused of that!

    Been travelling to Newark last few days. Incredible. Every meal has been a PILE of food. This is not a healthy city. I’m going to have to get my hands on some clenbutorol. The healthiest meal at the hotel restaurant was a ribeye with onion rings. It’ll be good to get back home and do some rain riding and fasting.

  30. @frank
    I do feel a bit bad about being the ArchDuke Ferdinand instigator o=n the weight posts. To make up for it, I believe that this is an acceptable exception to Rule #16.

    Courtesy of fyxomatosis.

  31. I am still trying to eke stats out of this but will leave it to others. If you want to join in copy and paste the last list (use below) and add your numbers. The submit post function knocked out the nicely rectified lines I had everything in but this still works and maybe if @all join in it will be informative?

    Height/Weight (Race) Age
    weight
    179cm / 63.5kg JiPM 44
    179cm / 74.5kg BR (67kg)
    179cm / 82kg SP 36
    180cm / 78kg R (68kg) 55
    182cm / 83.9kg McS 29
    183cm / 105kg OB-W
    188cm / 73kg N
    188cm / 83kg M
    188cm / 84kg Z
    196cm / 86.2 3C (80kg) 55
    199cm / 97kg X

  32. @frank
    bring your bike?
    We are equidistant from the GW Bridge and a ride along the Palisades.

  33. frank:
    Oooooooooohhhhh….I couldn’t ban any of you sorry sods. I love y’all too much. But seriously.
    As for the RIDERS in the PHOTO.

    Wait, there’s a photo? I’m still running Lynx.

  34. Frick, sorry wrong list ^ use below:

    Height / Weight (Race) / Age / Kids

    JiPM…179cm / 63.5kg /44
    BR…..179cm / 74.5kg (67kg) /39
    SP…..179cm / 82kg /36
    R……180cm / 78kg (68kg) /55 /1
    McS….182cm / 83.9kg /29
    OB-W…183cm / 105kg
    N……188cm / 73kg /37 /2
    M……188cm / 83kg /40
    Z……188cm / 84kg
    G’p….189cm / 83.5kg / 46
    3C…..196cm / 86.2 (80kg)/ 55 / 3
    X……199cm / 97kg / 51 / 2*

  35. @All

    Not playing, but let’s just say I’m on the low side in all categories.

    Jeez, what the hell kind of mass hysteria has hit this thread?

    Just say “no” to posting height and weight on the Internet

    @Marcus
    Nice Merckx… Nicer model…

  36. @Rob here is where I am now, still can’t climb well for any weight.
    Height/Weight (Race) Age
    weight
    JiPM…179cm / 63.5kg /44
    BR…..179cm / 74.5kg (67kg) /39
    SP…..179cm / 82kg /36
    R……180cm / 78kg (68kg) /55 /1
    McS….182cm / 83.9kg /29
    OB-W…183cm / 105kg
    N……188cm / 73kg /37 /2
    M……188cm / 83kg /40
    Z……188cm / 84kg
    G’p….189cm / 83.5kg / 46
    3C…..196cm / 86.2 (80kg)/ 55 / 3
    X……199cm / 97kg / 51 / 2*
    G…..193cm / 88kg /55/0

  37. I jumped on board thinking if this took off (which it did), I could phish for SSN and credit card info. Heigh-ho…

  38. @Steampunk
    Rim shot!

    You know, there was bike racing today, Gilbert is off to another fast start

    Delenda est Alberto (my new sign off, unless / until wiser heads prevail)

  39. @Rob
    I don’t wanna screw up the pretty chart. Can you add 1 kid to my data? Gracias.

    Regarding bike racing, anyone going to the London Olympics? cyclingnews has the ticket prices for the cycling events. Which leads to this question: How do you charge for tickets to a road race?

  40. Way too much fun to join in. I like telling people I’m trying to lose a couple kilos when they’re carrying a paunch.

    Is everyone a giant on this site? I clock in at the shortest 4cm! Still trying to figure out how Jeff is only 63.5kg. Short of defaulting on a few loans from Shylock, there’s no chance I get there.

    JiPM…179cm / 63.5kg /44
    BR…..179cm / 74.5kg (67kg) /39
    SP…..179cm / 82kg /36
    R……180cm / 78kg (68kg) /55 /1
    McS….182cm / 83.9kg /29
    OB-W…183cm / 105kg
    N……188cm / 73kg /37 /2
    M……188cm / 83kg /40
    Z……188cm / 84kg
    G’p….189cm / 83.5kg / 46
    3C…..196cm / 86.2 (80kg)/ 55 / 3
    X……199cm / 97kg / 51 / 2*
    G…..193cm / 88kg /55/0
    C…175cm / 69kg / 25 / 0

  41. @Marcus
    Wow, just when I think you can’t screw up any more than you already have, you go ahead and do something like this…AND TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF.

    The only problem with that rebuild – which rules, btw – is that it doesnt have the right bars. Merckx rode super deep drop bars. Probably hard to find these days.

    I love that site. Blown way too many hours of m lIfe over there.

  42. @Collin
    I think @Jeff in PetroMetro is using imaginary numbers in his arithmetic. You know, like eleventeen and thirty-twelve.

    @Jeff in PetroMetro
    At the winter olympics in Vancouver, they were charging for stadium seats at the finish or on the circuit. Must be what they’re doing there. Haven’t looked at the route, but they might even be able to control the course enough to only allow access through ticketed locations. That would suck ass.

    Of course, that was another thing our friend Pharmstrong was doing besides paying off the UCI – trying to control access to longer and longer sections of the finale. It would be a shame to spill all those expensive drugs on the street when you get some road rash.

  43. @mcsqueak
    I laughed. I’ve also used Lynx and didn’t have to follow to a description, what does that say?

  44. frank:
    @Collin
    I think @Jeff in PetroMetro is using imaginary numbers in his arithmetic. You know, like eleventeen and thirty-twelve.

    Hahaha!

  45. @Collin

    Just a brief overview/history of the browser for anyone who was unfamiliar.

  46. frank :
    @MarcusWow, just when I think you can’t screw up any more than you already have, you go ahead and do something like this…AND TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF.
    The only problem with that rebuild – which rules, btw – is that it doesnt have the right bars. Merckx rode super deep drop bars. Probably hard to find these days.
    I love that site. Blown way too many hours of m lIfe over there.

    What re-build?

  47. @all
    This weight listing only works if you lie like your pants are on fire.

    @Marcus
    ++1

  48. @Jeff in PetroMetro
    At the Sydney Olympic’s, the majority of the road race was free, apart from the finish line of course, which had reserved seating from memory (though I may be wrong on the last bit?). Almost impossible to police when the event is on the open road plus they promoted it as one of many “free” events that could be viewed by everyone. Unlike the Beijing Olympic’s where they were even turning away rider’s family members from certain vantage points along the route.
    I was living on the course at the time so was able to view everything for free anyway!

  49. frank:
    @Collin
    I think @Jeff in PetroMetro is using imaginary numbers in his arithmetic. You know, like eleventeen and thirty-twelve.

    New from the Drive-by Truckers:
    “I’m not good with numbers
    I just count on knowing when I’m high enough”

  50. Eleventy-seven is my favorite number. Always has been.

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