Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Note to Retard Sprinters

"Good madisons are easy to follow and there is nothing more exciting in cycling." Super-Kirk Albers
Albers-Toulson
Nothstein-Haedo
Nothstein-Haedo

20 comments:

SickBoy said...

what's your point?

Skibby said...

That there should be a madison race at the NSC Skibtacular (formerly known as NSC cup)

timmer said...

yea but kirk has never done the firehouse 50 tt..

Smithers said...

what's your point?

That sprinters are retards...obviously.

Kirk said...

I tend to avoid any race with consecutive "t"'s in the title!

timmer said...

just glad that i'm not labeled as a sprinter.. any notes to retarded tt'ers? and who's gonna teach me the madison w/o dislocating my weak ass shoulder?

Kirk said...

I got you covered, just don't let the changes go long like in the those photos. Keep the elbow locked/short, and it shouldn't put too much pressure on your shoulder.

Kinda like this: http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200408/r28115_69994.jpg

timmer said...

be honest here kirk.. ever done one in a crit? i remember seeing mike costello and one of his lowenbrau team mates throwing each other in the old west allis series in millwakee.. on the back stretch of course

Lunatic Biker said...

The Madison strategically placed at the end of the program gives fans the chance to pack up their shit and leave. Even the infield cling-ons split one the Madison starts. But, that's just from my observations.

Kirk said...

Lunny,
The last Madison Cup I did at T-town (that's all Madisons...) had 3,000 paying spectators.

Maybe a clinic/better riders would spice it up in MN, but then again, maybe enduro events aren't long enough for the attention span of sprinter-types.

Kirk said...

Oh, forgot, Madisons are exciting enough for B. Williams and Richter to travel all the way to Europe to watch them, and Crosby to travel all over the US/Europe to race them...

Skibby said...
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Lunatic Biker said...

I guess I'll just have to provide photographic proof. Sometimes you have to run races that aren't crowd favorites just to cover the bases. You can't have 12 Kierins just to please the crowd.

Skibby said...

Kirk, it'sMy Fault the locals despise Madisons....

Timmer, I'm going to make the Opus Crit Series, the Opus MADISON Crit Series!!!

timmer said...

now you're talking dirty to me skibby.. kirk, i have a jelly belly skinny pellis gave me.. let's team up a rip a fast one!

Kirk said...

Timmer,
Sure, anytime, wait, got to make certain you're not vegan?

Got to warn you though, Madisons *will* make you a faster bike racer, even in tt's.

Lunatic Biker said...

Oh, let's all pucker up and give Kirk a big kiss on his ass. As Joliet Jake said in The Blues Brothers...'Look at you fuckers in those candy-ass monkey suits'.

Kirk said...

Lunny,
We've got those type of drinking establishments in C-bus where you could request that type of action, although they are not my thing, I'm sure some of my former colleagues in the restaurant biz could point you in the right direction.

Oh yeah, Arnold was here a few weeks ago, even came to watch a bike race: http://flickr.com/photos/8731181@N03/2308293469/


- KA

Skibby said...

Kirk - that Madison cup in t-town, I may have been at! Myself and M. Diefenbach teamed up (SPRINTERS no less - and OLD ones at that) We scorched the Madison flying lap (I think they had slow fingers on our watch in order to give Martin W. the win on that one :-) ) -- we went on to follow that up by getting totally ROASTED in the last Madison of the night. I think we lasted about 6-7 exchanges... ha! Thanks for conjuring up that memory... good times

JT

timmer said...

vegan no, alcoholic yes..