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ddraverddraver Posts: 21,211
edited November 2013 in Pro race
In 2 hours I'm going for a club run with 3 little know riders called erm Marianne Vos, Ellen van Dijk and (I think) Laurens Ten Dam...

Think I ve heard of them you know....

:lol::lol::lol:
We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
- @ddraver
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  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,498
    hah - you've just got to hope they're on a rest day and you're trained up to your eyeballs if you want to keep up! ;)
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,211
    I assume so...not going to be much of a club run otherwise...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Hope you fall off ... Please ask Ten Dam for tips first!
  • Oh go away! :(

    How did you manage to swing that?

    Well it's blowing a southerly at about 25kph and there's a rain front coming in so plan your route and dress appropriately.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,211
    edited November 2013
    The bike/coffee shop I ride with is hosting a book event thingum with them

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    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Can I suggest that you don't sit on Ten Dam's wheel unless you want a saliva bath.
    @JaunePeril

    Winner of the Bike Radar Pro Race Wiggins Hour Prediction Competition
  • mr_pollmr_poll Posts: 1,612
    Can I suggest that you don't sit on Ten Dam's wheel unless you want a saliva bath.

    Can I suggest you do sit on TenDams wheel, and then at the end of every Strava segment (I would say hill but you dont have them there do you) you sprint past him, giving him a taste of his own medicine.

    And yes v jealous, met TenDam twice in Paris and have to say he is the nicest guy in cycling, always got time for the fans.
  • You lucky lucky lucky bleeder

    Report back with full details!
  • 16:00-20:00 - make sure you're well lit, otherwise Boris might tell you off. Was it you picking fights on the guardian yesterday? :wink: If not someone's tea leaved your username.

    I never thought I'd say this, but I wish I lived in Den Haag now. I want deets on what hapjes and drankjes they have please.
    mr_poll wrote:
    (I would say hill but you dont have them there do you)

    This reminds me of my dream last night where a medium sized mountain range suddenly appeared east of Amsterdam and I was so, so, so excited.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,211
    Yeah that was me - I don't ride with headphones and i think Boris is doing the right sorts of things but his response to the recent deaths has been appalling!! that tipped me over the edge (plus I ve got a lot of time on my hands at work at t mo and few ways to better spend it)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • 16:00-20:00 - make sure you're well lit, otherwise Boris might tell you off. Was it you picking fights on the guardian yesterday? :wink: If not someone's tea leaved your username.

    I never thought I'd say this, but I wish I lived in Den Haag now. I want deets on what hapjes and drankjes they have please.
    mr_poll wrote:
    (I would say hill but you dont have them there do you)

    This reminds me of my dream last night where a medium sized mountain range suddenly appeared east of Amsterdam and I was so, so, so excited.

    How Freudian is that?
    @JaunePeril

    Winner of the Bike Radar Pro Race Wiggins Hour Prediction Competition
  • rayjayrayjay Posts: 1,384
    I'm not jealous. I just dropped Contador on Muswell Hill :lol: ohhh
    and only yesterday I beat Cav in a sprint outside Hackney town hall ,,,honest.
  • This reminds me of my dream last night where a medium sized mountain range suddenly appeared east of Amsterdam and I was so, so, so excited.

    How Freudian is that?

    Freudian? I thought it was just my subconscious admitting that I miss cycling in hills in this flat, flat land where my physiology will always be my biggest enemy. I was not excited in *that* way. :oops:
    Correlation is not causation.
  • This reminds me of my dream last night where a medium sized mountain range suddenly appeared east of Amsterdam and I was so, so, so excited.

    How Freudian is that?

    Freudian? I thought it was just my subconscious admitting that I miss cycling in hills in this flat, flat land where my physiology will always be my biggest enemy. I was not excited in *that* way. :oops:


    *raises eyebrows*

    :)
  • You guys!

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    Correlation is not causation.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,211
    OhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGod!!

    I touched Marianne's hand, I touched her hand! She even gave me pat on my back! I got to ride along behind Marianne wearing her stripy jersey net to Ellen who was chatting to me about what she's up to now. Marianne oked with me about XCO being the proper cycling sport

    Seriously i will never criticise a 14yr old girl for screaming at a popstar ever again, i know exactly how they feel (I also know that I'm just really not very cool)

    details and the odd pic to follow...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Quick! The smelling salts!

    :)


    Have you got a poster of la Marianne on your wall? C'mon, have you?
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,211
    No, I have in the past made mention that she's not the best looking of cyclists but I prostrate myself before the cycling gods and beg their forgiveness because in real life she is lovely!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver wrote:
    OhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGod!!

    I touched Marianne's hand, I touched her hand! She even gave me pat on my back! I got to ride along behind Marianne wearing her stripy jersey net to Ellen who was chatting to me about what she's up to now. Marianne oked with me about XCO being the proper cycling sport

    Seriously i will never criticise a 14yr old girl for screaming at a popstar ever again, i know exactly how they feel (I also know that I'm just really not very cool)

    details and the odd pic to follow...

    When that happened did a medium sized mountain range suddenly appear east of Amsterdam...in your shorts?
    @JaunePeril

    Winner of the Bike Radar Pro Race Wiggins Hour Prediction Competition
  • More the ramp up Guildford High St than a medium mountain range


    8) :lol: 8)
  • ddraver wrote:
    OhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGod!!

    I touched Marianne's hand, I touched her hand! She even gave me pat on my back! I got to ride along behind Marianne wearing her stripy jersey net to Ellen who was chatting to me about what she's up to now. Marianne oked with me about XCO being the proper cycling sport

    Seriously i will never criticise a 14yr old girl for screaming at a popstar ever again, i know exactly how they feel (I also know that I'm just really not very cool)

    details and the odd pic to follow...
    So, so jealous! Did you get rained on? (god I sound like your mum) I was thinking about your ride while I tootled home in the p*ssing rain on my omafiets.

    We want pics! Is Ellen van Dijk really as tall as she looks in real life?
    When that happened did a medium sized mountain range suddenly appear east of Amsterdam...in your shorts?
    *cough* Ahem...

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    Correlation is not causation.
  • Oh and what about the hapjes and drankjes? Did they eat? Come on man, details.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,211
    Phone sucks so none of these are that good....

    Yes, yes she is AtC (though not by Dutch standards)

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    Now you know what an ugly censored I am...

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    Can you see 'em? they re on fb...

    Good news for us is that there are plans in place to translate both Laurens and Marianne's books into english. I had to promise to buy Marianne's book so she'd sign the other one I had...she's so lovely I love her!

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    Laurens Ten Dam is one of the nicest guys i ve ever met, he just started telling me how he wants to set up a cycling cafe like that in Maastricht when he retires...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,211
    I did nt see them eat anything, Ellen had tea, Marianne had coffee...

    It sounds stupid but it's astounding how small they both are. my housemate is your typical tiny english rose/welsh daffodil but she's got more bulk on her than Ellen who is supposed to be a "big powerhouse" type rider. Marianne is so small she's hardly there. The other thing is how fast their cadence is at all times even when they were riding at 20kph with a group of kids, \i was trying to keep up and i was doing 120rpm+. They were constantly moving too, if there was a red light they were instantly off the bike running on the spot.
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • superb day out mate, I'm so jealous, well done!
    @JaunePeril

    Winner of the Bike Radar Pro Race Wiggins Hour Prediction Competition
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,112
    ddraver wrote:
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    My God, which race is it that awards an entire doner kebab skewer as a trophy? That's worth taking up cycling for.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,211
    I think it was a bottle of wine wrapped up in something...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver wrote:
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    My God, which race is it that awards an entire doner kebab skewer as a trophy? That's worth taking up cycling for.

    +1 Couldn't stop laughing. Also very jealous ddraver, sounds like a great ride
  • ddraver wrote:
    she's so lovely I love her!
    Smitten!
    ddraver wrote:
    Laurens Ten Dam is one of the nicest guys i ve ever met
    I've heard that from a colleague who knows his family.
    ddraver wrote:
    They were constantly moving too, if there was a red light they were instantly off the bike running on the spot.
    Really? In cleats. Wow, this will add an interesting element to my future rides.
    ddraver wrote:
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    My God, which race is it that awards an entire doner kebab skewer as a trophy? That's worth taking up cycling for.
    OK, I think I broke a rib laughing, someone get me a real doctor.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,380
    Nice one Ddraver.
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