Thursday, May 29, 2008

Eddy Merckx - Recorde da Hora (1972)

8 comments:

Jewbeard said...

That was epic. What was he dabbing in his nose?

privateer said...

Prolly some sort of mentholatum like Olbas.

Or cocaine.

Jonathan Benedict Wheeler said...

Cocaine makes you go really fast. I use it on charity rides.

Epic video. thanks for sharing.

oldFonzie said...

I liked the way he defiantly rode over the sponges after he finished. Looked like he was sick of avoiding them for the past hour.

bikesgonewild said...

...you'll notice eddy also splashed it (menthol or eucalyptus maybe) around the neck of his jersey so the fumes would stay w/ him as he rode...

...le cannibale...forever the best...

Gary said...

This is the first time I've seen any footage of him doing the record ride. Great stuff! I remember seeing his bike in Bicycling magazine as a young teenager back then and thinking how absolutely cool it was. Still is actually.

Mark said...

Behold, the King. The greatest ever.

Ron said...

It was parfume. He didn't want to smell himself crouched down like that for one hour. It would slow him down..

What language is "recorde da hora"? Sounds bad to me.

In Italian its more like "record dell' ora"