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Old 11-27-19, 01:24 PM
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Si Señor ademas es una persona con mucho carismo.Miguel Indurain unique and irrepetible.

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Blood so thick you could scoop it with a fork.
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With LA as an example ,you would be more handsome with your mouth shut.
What are you on about?
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With LA as an example ,you would be more handsome with your mouth shut.
Perhaps you should consult a timeline...
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I thought this guy was THE Champion. II Campionissimo.

https://www.adventure-journal.com/20...ng-champion-2/
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Pretty sure Eddy is best road cyclist of all time. So far, at least.
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Blood so thick you could scoop it with a fork.
At one point his resting heart rate was measured at 28 bpm.
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Old 11-29-19, 02:14 AM
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I enjoyed this fairly recent video of Indurain riding up Tourmalet with Davide Cassani. It's mostly an extended advertisement for Enervit, but still enjoyable for watching a couple of older road warriors tackling a tough climb.

Even now Big Mig has an incredible engine. He lopes up that mountain with his familiar easy cadence, mostly seated and looking relaxed, seldom rocking for momentum. Cassani is no slouch but he visibly struggles at times to keep up.

I doubt Indurain rode his entire career clean, but I don't really care about the whole doping issue anymore. Heck, the guy is just too likeable. He wasn't always the most exciting champion but that's partly because he made it seem so easy to dominate in his specialties.

And I wish I could climb like that ... like a reliable draft horse chugging along without drama. I'm usually thrashing around and gasping for air.



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He still has great form on the bike.
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I met him once in a coffee shop in Frisco CO. He was a nice guy, and seemed surprised to be recognized. He signed my coffee mug, and sat down to relax for a bit.

No one else recognized him.
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Old 12-04-19, 10:58 PM
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I met him once in a coffee shop in Frisco CO. He was a nice guy, and seemed surprised to be recognized. He signed my coffee mug, and sat down to relax for a bit.

No one else recognized him.
That's funny because I'm not sure I'd recognize Indurain immediately if I saw him in person. I'd probably think... "Hmm... wasn't he that guy in the movie Ronin? Or maybe it was one of the Mission: Impossible movies... or a cooking show on public TV?"
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
That's funny because I'm not sure I'd recognize Indurain immediately if I saw him in person. I'd probably think... "Hmm... wasn't he that guy in the movie Ronin? Or maybe it was one of the Mission: Impossible movies... or a cooking show on public TV?"
He was in town training for the World Championship in Duitama Columbia,
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I met him once in a coffee shop in Frisco CO. He was a nice guy, and seemed surprised to be recognized. He signed my coffee mug, and sat down to relax for a bit.

No one else recognized him.
As I have mentioned before, I was riding in Italy on the way to a stage finish of the '95 Giro at the Bianchi factory when Pantani came spinning buy in the other direction. It 2008 or so I saw LeMond at the Trexlertown, PA velodrome just before he and a couple of friends went for a road ride. I was not surprised that neither of them knew who I was.
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I met him once in a coffee shop in Frisco CO. He was a nice guy, and seemed surprised to be recognized. He signed my coffee mug, and sat down to relax for a bit.

No one else recognized him.
hey I used to live in frisco. We just sold our place in Leadville last year. I spent 6 years at Copper Mtn. Do you live nearby?
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hey I used to live in frisco. We just sold our place in Leadville last year. I spent 6 years at Copper Mtn. Do you live nearby?
I lived in Leadville and Summit Co. back in the mid 90s, but Peoria AZ is now home.
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