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  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,228
    Quality!
  • robklancsrobklancs Posts: 498
    Great photos, though whenever I hear/see
    the flying Scotsman I always think of obree, never hoy.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    robklancs wrote:
    Great photos, though whenever I hear/see
    the flying Scotsman I always think of obree, never hoy.

    Yeah, that is a good point.
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  • The stomping Scotsman, maybe.
  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,561
    Any bets on someone posting a picture of Tom Platz on this thread? It seems to happen every time someone gets on a leg thing.

    Out of curiousity, just how tall is Sir Chris?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,479
    dennisn wrote:
    Out of curiousity, just how tall is Sir Chris?
    6' 1"
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  • RiggaRigga Posts: 939
    I great pics, love to have legs like that!
  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,561
    RichN95 wrote:
    dennisn wrote:
    Out of curiousity, just how tall is Sir Chris?
    6' 1"

    Hmmmmm. Only reason I asked is that shorter people tend to have really dense muscles(i.e. Tom Platz) as opposed
    to taller people. Although 6-1" is not overly tall. In looking at him in pictures I sort of had him as being shorter.

    How old is he?
  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,561
    Rigga wrote:
    I great pics, love to have legs like that!

    There is an old bodybuilding expression that says "Leg presses, leg extensions, leg curls just don't get it. Get your *ss under the bar."
  • Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    dennisn wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    dennisn wrote:
    Out of curiousity, just how tall is Sir Chris?
    6' 1"

    Hmmmmm. Only reason I asked is that shorter people tend to have really dense muscles(i.e. Tom Platz) as opposed
    to taller people. Although 6-1" is not overly tall. In looking at him in pictures I sort of had him as being shorter.

    How old is he?


    He's just turned 37. Amazing career. Trains like a maniac, by all accounts. Right now, he's trying to work out whether his body will hold out until the Commonwealth Games next year.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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    :shock:
  • You know, some of these seem strangely familiar...

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    Wasn't there a thread for procyclist look-alikes? :D
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  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
    In 2008 just after beijing Sir Chris was at my Dad's studio as he used to do a lot of photography for Kellogg's, he was there for some Bran Flakes promo shots.

    By strange coincidence I also happened to be there and I accidentally had my club skinsuit with me. I'm the same height as Sir Chris and not a small chap.

    For reference here is me on the bike.

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    and here is me with Sir Chris :shock:

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  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    Brilliant keepsake that. It beats the usual rushed trackside snap by a long way.
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  • Look at the thighs in the last picture. Absolutely ridiculous.
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
    Look at the thighs in the last picture. Absolutely ridiculous.

    I know, I'm trying my best mate :(
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  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,561
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Look at the thighs in the last picture. Absolutely ridiculous.

    I know, I'm trying my best mate :(

    Now THAT made me laugh. Good one.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,479
    According to Radio 5 Chris is going to announce his retirement on Thursday.
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,965
    dennisn wrote:
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Look at the thighs in the last picture. Absolutely ridiculous.

    I know, I'm trying my best mate :(

    Now THAT made me laugh. Good one.

    Me too. At my desk. Nice one, Nap.
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  • graeme_s-2graeme_s-2 Posts: 3,382
    RichN95 wrote:
    According to Radio 5 Chris is going to announce his retirement on Thursday.
    I'd hoped he'd be able to hold out until the Commonwealth Games. Would have been a fitting way to end his career at a home games in a velodrome named after him.

    Can understand why he'd be ready to pack in now, and there would always be the risk that he'd be past his best and not able to get the sorts of results that people expect of him.

    What a career though!
  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 4,040
    So it seems Sir Chris is finally done. It has been great to watch him over the years and I'm sure his (assumed) decision to retire is spot on. If he's not motivated 100% there there is not a chance in hell that he will be able to live with the likes of Kenny at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and a man like Hoy is never going to be interested unless he's in it for the gold.

    What an athlete though. One of the all-time greats of world cycling.

    His kilo win in Athens ranks as one of my favourite all-time Olympic moments.
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  • tremaynetremayne Posts: 378
    Feel privileged to have seen him in action a couple times. A colossus of an athlete. One of the very best of all time - and a nice guy. When he pours it on, it's just incredible to be there to see it. I'm sure the beeb will find a spot for someone of his standing (he doesn't need it - just for the fans!!)
  • CrankbrotherCrankbrother Posts: 1,695
    Not really an all time great when all your achievements (and any subsequent earnings) were secured via public money ...

    If he pays it all back, then I'll say he was good at pedalling 250 metres ...
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,479
    Not really an all time great when all your achievements (and any subsequent earnings) were secured via public money ...

    If he pays it all back, then I'll say he was good at pedalling 250 metres ...

    It isn't public money - it's lottery money.
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  • CrankbrotherCrankbrother Posts: 1,695
    Semantics ... there's a reason it's called idiot tax ...
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,965
    Semantics ... there's a reason it's called idiot tax ...

    Reluctantly joining this off topic nonsense... you could argue most teams - and hence riders - are funded by the public.

    Either currently or in the past, I own/have owned or pay for/have paid for:

    1. Sky TV;
    2. An HTC phone;
    3. A T Mobile contract;
    4. An account with Caisse d'Epargne;
    5. Coffee at Rapha CC in London;
    6. Copies of Rouleur from Condor Cycles;
    7. Jelly Belly sweets;
    8. Sending postcards home from California;
    9. Wood flooring in our front room;
    10. Quorn burgers.

    And that list is without trying. So effectively, I've contributed to paying for the wages of riders from AT LEAST 9 or 10 teams and all that was optional.

    Call me an idiot, I suppose.
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  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    Semantics ... there's a reason it's called idiot tax ...

    No, it's not semantics. You have a choice whether you spend your money on the national lottery or not, but you don't have a choice as to whether you pay taxes (at least not in theory...).
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