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


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!

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135 Replies to “Anatomy of a Photo: Things That Are Hard To Come By”

  1. @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.

    Spinaci? Just because they were the balls in 1997 and the pros use them doesn’t excuse putting them on a bike. Next you’ll be advocating bib tights with ankle straps or playing soccer in budgie smugglers. Areobars for those who couldn’t phantom aerobar.

  2. @RedRanger
    It’s the very thought of cycling within a week of having a few smokes that keeps me down to very occasional drunk smoking. And the idea of cycling within a few days of drinking is equally unappealing so I rarely smoke these days.

  3. @Chris

    @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.

    Spinaci? Just because they were the balls in 1997 and the pros use them doesn’t excuse putting them on a bike. Next you’ll be advocating bib tights with ankle straps or playing soccer in budgie smugglers. Areobars for those who couldn’t phantom aerobar.

    When the FUCK did I advocate for them? I was simply pointing out they are not aero bars, they are spinaci bars, which are very different and were road-race legal in the 90’s. Aero bars are for TT events and Triathlons and have never been road-race legal.

    Here’s an AOP we did on them way back when.

  4. @Chris

    @RedRanger
    It’s the very thought of cycling within a week of having a few smokes that keeps me down to very occasional drunk smoking. And the idea of cycling within a few days of drinking is equally unappealing so I rarely smoke these days.

    I suppose this is as good a time as any, huh? Though the branches do cover up any hard evidence of said smoking.

  5. @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!

  6. @frank

    @Chris

    @RedRanger
    It’s the very thought of cycling within a week of having a few smokes that keeps me down to very occasional drunk smoking. And the idea of cycling within a few days of drinking is equally unappealing so I rarely smoke these days.

    I suppose this is as good a time as any, huh? Though the branches do cover up any hard evidence of said smoking.

    I assume he was drunk at the time.

  7. @frank
    Good photoshopping! As I said, very rarely. That was the last time.

    I was just pulling your chain on the Spinacis, they’re just rather ugly.

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

  8. @Chris
    Don’t worry mate. A couple of weeks ago I was out with friends. Got emergency eye patch drunk and had a few smokes. First in a few years. Luckily it’s something I am capable I turning off. When I stopped smoking a few years ago, I went from a pack a day of non filtered to the next day nothing.

  9. @Sauterelle

    Oh my. I hope that’s IL’s butthair and not poor hygiene.

    God DAMN!!! Where the hell has this thread gone? I make a motion to delete the last two hours of posts from this thread and if I could only delete them from my memory I might just make it out without too much PTSD.

  10. @Buck Rogers

    @RedRanger

    @Chris
    Got emergency eye patch drunk .

    What the fuck does that mean? Never heard that expression before.

    It’s a joke amongst my friends. It’s when your so drunk you can only focus one eye. So we joke that we keep an eye patch in the glove box
    So we can drive home on one eye. I don’t advocate it at all.

  11. @Sauterelle
    Super Marios butt I can stand, in fact, it makes me a little envious. The shit-stained butts of those blokes, on the other hand, are tough to endure.

    Its a game of over/under between how many new pics get posted up to bury it and when I edit that comment to hide the photo in a link.

  12. @Chris

    @Mark1

    Spot the difference…

    Thats very well done, except all I see is how poorly fitted to his bike the Ritte guy on the left is.

    @the Engine

    “Hey Johan – do you think the bolt in my hand does something important on my Cannondale?”

    +1!

  13. @RedRanger

    @Buck Rogers

    @RedRanger

    @Chris
    Got emergency eye patch drunk .

    What the fuck does that mean? Never heard that expression before.

    It’s a joke amongst my friends. It’s when your so drunk you can only focus one eye. So we joke that we keep an eye patch in the glove box
    So we can drive home on one eye. I don’t advocate it at all.

    Thats like my joke that the problem with driving drunk is that you swerve. But the good news is that the road is twice as wide, so its OK.

    I also do not condone operating a vehicle while consuming alcohol. But that joke makes me laugh every time. And we all know the sign of a good joke is that it stays funny no matter how many times you tell it.

  14. @RedRanger
    Ahhh, track’in now. Pretty good expression that actually makes physiologic sense if you have an underlying eye alingment disorder. I will have to remember to share that with my residents tomorrow and maybe even test the theory out tonight!

  15. @Buck Rogers

    @RedRanger
    Ahhh, track’in now. Pretty good expression that actually makes physiologic sense if you have an underlying eye alingment disorder. I will have to remember to share that with my residents tomorrow and maybe even test the theory out tonight!

    Test the cross-eyeness, not the drunk driving that is! And The Prophet did not play soccer, he played football.

  16. @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.

  17. @frank
    One last post and then i will shut up for a bit, i promise: Does anyone know where I can get any of those old school awesome goggles for my P-R ride in June? I have to try to get a pair and bring them with me. Too amazingly cool!

  18. @frank

    @Sauterelle
    Super Marios butt I can stand, in fact, it makes me a little envious. The shit-stained butts of those blokes, on the other hand, are tough to endure.

    Its a game of over/under between how many new pics get posted up to bury it and when I edit that comment to hide the photo in a link.

    Go ahead and edit it. It was a bit much for me to even copy /paste the link. The rest of the photo montage over @ CT is worth a view, however.

  19. @Buck Rogers

    @frank
    One last post and then i will shut up for a bit, i promise: Does anyone know where I can get any of those old school awesome goggles for my P-R ride in June? I have to try to get a pair and bring them with me. Too amazingly cool!

    I think they are just vintage motorcycle goggles. I think you’ll find that they suck completely for cycling, but knock yourself out. You can also ask Alex from Pavé Cycling Classics about them; he rode a vintage 1920’s fixie over the Strade Bianchi wearing period gear.

  20. @frank

    I was compensating for the American Velominati. On a side note Plant’s beloved Wolverhampton Wanderers (the shirt he’s pictured in) were relegated yesterday.

  21. @frank

    @silkrider

    I don’t think that is tobacco. I bet Super Mario was a mountain biker at heart. I gotta say, even with bright yellow fingerless gloves, the guy is stylin’ like no other.

    Women want to be with him, and men want to be him.

    Chicks say “Gimme a number I can reach ya”; Dudes say “motherfucker be my teacha.”

  22. @frank
    Thanks! Yeah, i am not planning on wearing them for more than a photo or two on the ride, just think that they look so cool. Sounds pretty amazing riding period gear over those race routes. I have heard of civil war reenactors etc but i did not know that they had cycling reenacting (hell, they probably don’t have it in the US).

  23. @Trobs

    @frank

    I was compensating for the American Velominati. On a side note Plant’s beloved Wolverhampton Wanderers (the shirt he’s pictured in) were relegated yesterday.

    We don’t do that “lowest common denominator” shit around here. This is Velominati, not the CyclingNews Forums.

  24. @frank

    My mistake. I was under the impression that all in the US called it soccer. It is of course football. 50 Hail Merckxy’s for Me.

  25. @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.

  26. @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?

  27. @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.

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

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