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inspirational cyclists/cycling

Postby AnnieG » Thu 20 Dec 2007, 12:06 pm

I'm kick-starting this with a post with links to inspirational cyclists and cycling everywhere. Please add yours!

Marianne Vos, current UCI Women's Road World Cup Champion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_Vos

My new friend Kate Harris: http://www.cyclingsilk.com/ and video here: http://www.travelistic.com/video/show/1982/Cycling-Silk

Margaret Day, Bike Friday champion, SA cycling advocate and leading the life I want when I'm 70-odd: http://www.bikefriday.com/gallery?imageId=2033

The 2005 Australian Women's road cycling team, especially Amy Gillett. Story here: http://www.abc.net.au/austory/specials/ ... efault.htm. Memorial ride coming up in January: http://www.amygillett.org.au/amys-ride.html

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Postby Coyley again » Sat 05 Jan 2008, 5:44 pm

Well done Annie. I can't say I know anyone specifically but went down to Williamstown to watch the Criterium races and some of those girls were fantastic.

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Alexis Rhodes won the womens:

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Bike Friday fits petite women, older women ...

Postby galfromdownunder » Thu 08 May 2008, 1:09 pm

Hey thanks for featuring Margaret Day! Just spend 4 days with 120 members of her crowd, www.bikefriday.com/abfc08
In case women are looking for a genuine alternative re bike fit, they should at least eyeball www.bikefriday.com/petites and www.bikefriday.com/women
I work for BF but was a customer for years before that, riding a Diamond Back I could never get to fit me until I got over my prejudice against small wheels and looking different (god am I glad to be past all that).
Posting this because women should be given info about all viable alternatives in order to make an informed choice. I suffered for years on an ill-fitting bike. I refused to deal with both toe-overlap and carrying two different tube diameters for a Terry bike with small front wheel! They were the only options available in a performance bike at the time.

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Postby Percrime » Thu 08 May 2008, 8:26 pm

So now that no one is saying we cannot post on womens forums again... I will add a couple

http://www.bv.com.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8729&start=0
Could you seriously miss Beryl Burton. The only woman to beat the men outright without question at a serious endurance sport. A star and a personal hero of mine. (and if anyone was silly enough to wonder not remotely my type ) )


Liz Randall. She has absolutely destroyed me in a couple of time trials. Ok beating me aint that hard. But she is giving me a few years as well and she makes it look easy
http://onehourrecordattempt.blogspot.com/

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Postby PennyR » Thu 08 May 2008, 10:32 pm

Hey Dave - check out "Goldie's Blog" on the CCCC website. It has a posting on Berryl Burton at the moment!

Might as well add someone who I kind of look up to ...
Lynn Hamel
A very good time trialist from the UK, and is like me. Her step-father was in Melbourne at the beginning of the year, and happened to call into Startline while there - Startline - so Caren sent me a couple of emails as they spoke. Pity I was in Sydney at the time ... otherwise I would have TT'ed down to Startline to join in the conversation!
Disclosure can sometimes be a wonderful thing.

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Postby Percrime » Fri 09 May 2008, 10:39 am

Penny you could be Lynn Hamel. All you have to do is follow every athletes 3 step program
1) Eat.
2) Train.
3) Disregard all naysayers.

You have the potential and it sh$% me to see you waste it. Your choice however.

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Postby Percrime » Thu 15 May 2008, 9:07 am

How about Galfromdownunder? She would have to be worth a brownie point.

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Postby galfromdownunder » Fri 23 May 2008, 12:34 pm

Percrime wrote:How about Galfromdownunder? She would have to be worth a brownie point.

Nah, she's too damn slow. OR as Lon Haldeman put it "you're not lazy, just not fast." In fact, Lon's wife is a more fitting candidate for this podium. The Gal did attempt to ahem, "race" once ... cough :oops:

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Postby Percrime » Fri 23 May 2008, 12:49 pm

AHHH. Its about inspirational. Not quick :P

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Postby roshea » Mon 30 Jun 2008, 12:55 pm

ANOTHER two national titles to Jeannie Longo. :roll:

Road race and time trial.

Oh, and she's turning 50 this year!

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Postby Percrime » Fri 04 Jul 2008, 11:37 am

Yep, a class act. Always either off the front or off the back. Sadly she is french. Still no one is perfect :P

Made the olympic team AGAIN. Wow.

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Postby UJ1 » Fri 04 Jul 2008, 7:48 pm

Her 7th Olympics no less!!! The woman's a freak, still going strong and can beat many 1/2 her age.

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Postby Percrime » Sun 06 Jul 2008, 7:32 pm

Actually at least in france she can beat everyone ( female) half her age

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Re: inspirational cyclists/cycling

Postby GreenAlias » Wed 23 May 2012, 10:28 am

A bitter-sweet story with a little bit of inspiration at the end. Panamanian womens team trying for the London Olympics.

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Re: inspirational cyclists/cycling

Postby Percrime » Sat 16 Jun 2012, 5:53 pm

Wow. Well that sux big time. Not really a fan of the UCI... niceness and fairness are words not generally associated with the big bosses there.


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