Drummer Boy

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Re: [2.HC] Tour of Britain
« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2019, 01:03 »

Hey, it worked!  :cool

Honestly, I can't remember ever seeing anyone thrash their bike quite as violently as MvdP seems to. One of the things I notice when watching older cycling clips, from the days of steel frames, is that the riders always appear more physical to me in the way that they handle their bikes. It would make sense that light-weight carbon fiber wouldn't require as much wrestling between rider and bike, but maybe there are other factors in play as well. I'll leave that to people more expert in the field.

But Mr. MTB, CX, Road King himself seems like a man out of time the way he literally man-handles his steed. Who else does that these days?

There's always one image that comes to mind when I see him in action, especially on an uphill sprint.

Exhibit A:

MvdP also usually looks like a giant on the bike and on the podium, but on paper, he's the exact same size and weight as I am.
(I'm no giant, btw. Although I am a bit leaner these days.  :P)

Big man

I find it all very curious. :slow

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