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Ricco is coming back

frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
edited November 2013 in Pro race
To try and break some climbing records.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/ricco-c ... ary-climbs

Will be great fun to watch.

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  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    Yay! :)
  • dsoutardsoutar Posts: 1,746
    Sorry Frenchie, it won't be fun to watch. How on earth does he think there is any credibility attached to anything he does now ? Mind you as he previously almost killed himself with his doping antics he's already managed to exhibit to the world that he's a got the brain of an insect.

    The guy is a complete tool and we shouldn't be giving him the oxygen of publicity.
  • rayjayrayjay Posts: 1,384
    Go Ricco. That's a great Idea. I reckon he should race the Chicken up those climbs.
    He made a mess of being a pro racer but he loves cycling and riding his bike. You cannot take that away from him.
    He lost control of his life maybe this will get him back on track. As for credibility he has the same as any other doped rider in my opinion. He just was not as smart as the others and is arrogance led him to believe he was invincible. Go Ricco. :lol::lol::lol:
  • dsoutardsoutar Posts: 1,746
    rayjay wrote:
    but he loves cycling and riding his bike.

    I hear LA does too

    Seems the perfect reason to rehabilitate these people
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,380
    This should not be allowed to happen if people want cycling to have a clean persona.

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  • To try and break some climbing records.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/ricco-c ... ary-climbs

    Will be great fun to watch.

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    Come on, I know you're trolling, but still, come on.
  • dsoutardsoutar Posts: 1,746
    Ooooh - good Halloween pic

    Very appropriate
  • EPC06EPC06 Posts: 213
    I think if Ricco announced he was riding his bike to the paper shop, some people on here would be outraged
  • mike6mike6 Posts: 1,199
    Couldnt care less. The man is an absolute k**b and lucky to be alive, never mind riding a bike. :roll:
  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    mike6 wrote:
    Couldnt care less. The man is an absolute k**b and lucky to be alive, never mind riding a bike. :roll:

    He's not boring though. Yes he is a drug addled tool, but the Peleton is all the more dull without him IMHO.

    It's a shame that I now feel that exciting racing = drug assisted :(
  • mike6mike6 Posts: 1,199
    TMR wrote:
    mike6 wrote:
    Couldnt care less. The man is an absolute k**b and lucky to be alive, never mind riding a bike. :roll:

    He's not boring though. Yes he is a drug addled tool, but the peloton is all the more dull without him IMHO.

    It's a shame that I now feel that exciting racing = drug assisted :(

    Aye, funny that isnt it? All the so called "Exciting" riders turn out to be drug cheats. Then, when clean, are reduced to mere mortals. :wink:
  • rayjayrayjay Posts: 1,384
    There should be some kind of match race series . Lets see Ricco ,Armstrong, Landis ,Big Jan , Hamilton etc race each other up some big mountains.
  • CrankbrotherCrankbrother Posts: 1,695
    rayjay wrote:
    There should be some kind of match race series . Lets see Ricco ,Armstrong, Landis ,Big Jan , Hamilton etc race each other up some big mountains.

    Criterium de Doping Libere?
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,014
    rayjay wrote:
    There should be some kind of match race series . Lets see Ricco ,Armstrong, Landis ,Big Jan , Hamilton etc race each other up some big mountains.

    Old idea. That concept has been around for decades. It's called the Tour de France.
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  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,496
    dsoutar wrote:
    How on earth does he think there is any credibility attached to anything he does now ?

    In the first place he's not asking for, nor does he care whether or not you, or anyone else for that matter, gives him credibility. Way more people out there who don't care whether he doped or not than there are in your group of riding perfectionists who have got to have some perfect sport or they're all p*ssed off.
    This is most likely about money.
    Credibility in sports? What alternate universe do you live in. :?
  • I'm quite pleased. I find his antics hilarious as long as he wears a fake moustache and top hat in best Victorian villain style.
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  • mike6mike6 Posts: 1,199
    dsoutar wrote:
    Sorry Frenchie, it won't be fun to watch. How on earth does he think there is any credibility attached to anything he does now ? Mind you as he previously almost killed himself with his doping antics he's already managed to exhibit to the world that he's a got the brain of an insect.

    The guy is a complete tool and we shouldn't be giving him the oxygen of publicity.

    That's ok, no one who knows or cares about cycling will take anything he does on a bike seriously. He is a cartoon character in need of professional psychiatric help. :wink:
  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,496
    mike6 wrote:
    dsoutar wrote:
    Sorry Frenchie, it won't be fun to watch. How on earth does he think there is any credibility attached to anything he does now ? Mind you as he previously almost killed himself with his doping antics he's already managed to exhibit to the world that he's a got the brain of an insect.

    The guy is a complete tool and we shouldn't be giving him the oxygen of publicity.

    That's ok, no one who knows or cares about cycling will take anything he does on a bike seriously. He is a cartoon character in need of professional psychiatric help. :wink:

    You seem to have anointed yourself the speaker for us all. Don't assume you know what we all think. :roll:

    As for taking cycling "seriously". Just what does that mean? I don't even take life all that seriously, let alone cycling.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,211
    rayjay wrote:
    There should be some kind of match race series . Lets see Ricco ,Armstrong, Landis ,Big Jan , Hamilton etc race each other up some big mountains.

    Old idea. That concept has been around for decades. It's called the Tour de France.

    Maybe you should read the libel post...?

    :roll:
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  • dennisn wrote:
    mike6 wrote:
    dsoutar wrote:
    Sorry Frenchie, it won't be fun to watch. How on earth does he think there is any credibility attached to anything he does now ? Mind you as he previously almost killed himself with his doping antics he's already managed to exhibit to the world that he's a got the brain of an insect.

    The guy is a complete tool and we shouldn't be giving him the oxygen of publicity.

    That's ok, no one who knows or cares about cycling will take anything he does on a bike seriously. He is a cartoon character in need of professional psychiatric help. :wink:

    You seem to have anointed yourself the speaker for us all. Don't assume you know what we all think. :roll:

    and yet you presume to know what Ricco thinks.

    :roll:
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,211
    dennisn wrote:
    mike6 wrote:
    dsoutar wrote:
    Sorry Frenchie, it won't be fun to watch. How on earth does he think there is any credibility attached to anything he does now ? Mind you as he previously almost killed himself with his doping antics he's already managed to exhibit to the world that he's a got the brain of an insect.

    The guy is a complete tool and we shouldn't be giving him the oxygen of publicity.

    That's ok, no one who knows or cares about cycling will take anything he does on a bike seriously. He is a cartoon character in need of professional psychiatric help. :wink:

    You seem to have anointed yourself the speaker for us all. Don't assume you know what we all think. :roll:

    As for taking cycling "seriously". Just what does that mean? I don't even take life all that seriously, let alone cycling.

    Need a new irony meter over here please? Mine has just exploded...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • dennisn wrote:
    mike6 wrote:
    dsoutar wrote:
    Sorry Frenchie, it won't be fun to watch. How on earth does he think there is any credibility attached to anything he does now ? Mind you as he previously almost killed himself with his doping antics he's already managed to exhibit to the world that he's a got the brain of an insect.

    The guy is a complete tool and we shouldn't be giving him the oxygen of publicity.

    That's ok, no one who knows or cares about cycling will take anything he does on a bike seriously. He is a cartoon character in need of professional psychiatric help. :wink:

    You seem to have anointed yourself the speaker for us all. Don't assume you know what we all think. :roll:

    As for taking cycling "seriously". Just what does that mean? I don't even take life all that seriously, let alone cycling.


    Oh dear Dennis, is Ricco your post Armstrong life boat? If so I don't think you'll be sat in it long before your feet start to get wet.
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  • mike6mike6 Posts: 1,199
    dennisn wrote:
    mike6 wrote:
    dsoutar wrote:
    Sorry Frenchie, it won't be fun to watch. How on earth does he think there is any credibility attached to anything he does now ? Mind you as he previously almost killed himself with his doping antics he's already managed to exhibit to the world that he's a got the brain of an insect.

    The guy is a complete tool and we shouldn't be giving him the oxygen of publicity.

    That's ok, no one who knows or cares about cycling will take anything he does on a bike seriously. He is a cartoon character in need of professional psychiatric help. :wink:

    You seem to have anointed yourself the speaker for us all. Don't assume you know what we all think. :roll:

    As for taking cycling "seriously". Just what does that mean? I don't even take life all that seriously, let alone cycling.


    Oh dear Dennis, is Ricco your post Armstrong life boat? If so I don't think you'll be sat in it long before your feet start to get wet.

    Nice one Mr Peril. Nail on head. :D
  • mike6mike6 Posts: 1,199
    dennisn wrote:
    mike6 wrote:
    dsoutar wrote:
    Sorry Frenchie, it won't be fun to watch. How on earth does he think there is any credibility attached to anything he does now ? Mind you as he previously almost killed himself with his doping antics he's already managed to exhibit to the world that he's a got the brain of an insect.

    The guy is a complete tool and we shouldn't be giving him the oxygen of publicity.

    That's ok, no one who knows or cares about cycling will take anything he does on a bike seriously. He is a cartoon character in need of professional psychiatric help. :wink:

    You seem to have anointed yourself the speaker for us all. Don't assume you know what we all think. :roll:

    As for taking cycling "seriously". Just what does that mean? I don't even take life all that seriously, let alone cycling.

    Well, make your mind up. If you don't take cycling seriously I wouldn't be speaking for you anyway, would I? :roll:
  • dsoutardsoutar Posts: 1,746
    dennisn wrote:
    dsoutar wrote:
    How on earth does he think there is any credibility attached to anything he does now ?

    In the first place he's not asking for, nor does he care whether or not you, or anyone else for that matter, gives him credibility. Way more people out there who don't care whether he doped or not than there are in your group of riding perfectionists who have got to have some perfect sport or they're all p*ssed off.
    This is most likely about money.
    Credibility in sports? What alternate universe do you live in. :?

    Come on Dennis, at least try to compose a decent response

    A few points here:

    1. He doesn't care ? Really ?? BS is the obvious answer to that. Most sports persons crave acceptance by the fans and peers
    2. I'm not after a perfect sport, just one that deters or catches and then punishes cheats effectively
    3. Money - probably have to agree with you on that
    4. You really think there is no credibility in any / all sports ? I didn't think even you were that cynical. I know most sports are tainted; some more than others but if that's how you feel I'm surprised you watch any sport at all. I prefer to think that it's really not as bad (at least these days) as it has been - Kenyan drug testing aside
  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,496
    dsoutar wrote:
    dennisn wrote:
    dsoutar wrote:
    How on earth does he think there is any credibility attached to anything he does now ?

    In the first place he's not asking for, nor does he care whether or not you, or anyone else for that matter, gives him credibility. Way more people out there who don't care whether he doped or not than there are in your group of riding perfectionists who have got to have some perfect sport or they're all p*ssed off.
    This is most likely about money.
    Credibility in sports? What alternate universe do you live in. :?

    Come on Dennis, at least try to compose a decent response

    A few points here:

    1. He doesn't care ? Really ?? BS is the obvious answer to that. Most sports persons crave acceptance by the fans and peers
    2. I'm not after a perfect sport, just one that deters or catches and then punishes cheats effectively
    3. Money - probably have to agree with you on that
    4. You really think there is no credibility in any / all sports ? I didn't think even you were that cynical. I know most sports are tainted; some more than others but if that's how you feel I'm surprised you watch any sport at all. I prefer to think that it's really not as bad (at least these days) as it has been - Kenyan drug testing aside

    The words from a song come to mind here.
    "...and life's too short for you(Ricco, LA, and the rest) to worry me"
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,112
    dennisn wrote:

    The words from a song come to mind here.
    "...and life's too short for you(Ricco, LA, and the rest) to worry me"

    I don't know the song, but...

    The words from a song come to mind here.
    "...and life's too short for you(dennisn) to worry me"
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  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,496
    dennisn wrote:

    The words from a song come to mind here.
    "...and life's too short for you(Ricco, LA, and the rest) to worry me"

    I don't know the song, but...

    The words from a song come to mind here.
    "...and life's too short for you(dennisn) to worry me"

    Fair enough. In any case I'm not out here to worry anyone.

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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Didn't we establish a while ago that Den is basically this dog?

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    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
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