Sunday, July 20, 2008

Gerolsteiner - PRO is PROGRAM GO!



Part I



Part II



Part III



Part IV

23 comments:

Colton said...

Je ne parle Francais...

Anonymous said...

@colton: ha ha. Funny. The world is more than one language.

Erik said...

Another team in search of a title sponsor? Hopefully Shumi and Kohl will spur interest.

Frenchy aka Bike Boy said...

It was interesting to hear the Walser guy (Gerolsteiner's TT bike builder...and thos frames go for a mint) say that 10% of the frames he makes have to be tossed in the garbage while another 20% come out less than perfect but can be repaired and the rest come out nicely. It is a good insight into the team and how careful they are with set up and preparation.

It does help to have French as a language in your back pocket for all the non-English coverage. I would learn Flemish just so I could read what cross star is dating a stripper in the Flemish rags or which road racer got busted for speeding, but it is so useless as only a small corner of the world speaks it.

It is kind of cool to think Gerolsteiner started out as just a small German team not too long ago and now have made it to the big time.

Anonymous said...

They look like smurfs in their tights. lol.

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Death Bredon said...

Does anyone know why Gerolsteiner is pulling out? I used to buy their water because of their involvement in cycling!

CFO said...

$100 says Shumi gets nailed in the next week.....

Anonymous said...

remember when bkw actually was pro? where'd you go radio freddy? 10 days of g-steiner?

Sandi said...
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Anonymous said...

"remember when bkw actually was pro? where'd you go radio freddy? 10 days of g-steiner?"

Seconded. I can't bear to delete the bookmark, but things are lookin' bleak here.

Anonymous said...

This is one of the most inspiring cycling blogs out there and if the guys want to take a break, I'll just keep checking my bookmark until they come back on.

Thanks for the effort you put in BKW.

spokejunky said...

Vacation or recovering from a long Tour de France hangover?

Frenchy aka Bike Boy said...

Radio Freddy=Radio Silence...

maybe I could start writing my own BKW posts.

Some of the topics could be the following:
1. Nostalgia for wool bike shorts.
2. Christophe the toe clip man.
3. Tan lines (opps that one was already taken)
4. The black junk at the bottom of your water bottles and how that is NOT pro.
5. Bike maintenance in hotel rooms- that is SOOO pro.
Finally...
6. Is it wrong to get wood at the free apres race massage station?

Radio Freddy said...

As you know, BKW has been a bit quiet lately. Planning a return on Monday August 4th.

Frenchy - You beat me to the hotel/maintenance topic. I hope BKW does it justice.

See you on Monday.

Anonymous said...

Long live Radio Freddy!!

Garnet said...

A reassuring voice indeed. Looking forward to another post. How else am I supposed to be inspired to get my lazy butt in the saddle every day?

Frenchy aka Bike Boy said...

I am glad to hear the silence has been broken. Rumors around the water cooler varied greatly withsome plausible and others not so much. Either way, the return of the posts will be appreciated.

The offer is out there in case you need some material:
One idea I am working on outside of the hotel/maintenance topic, is the connection between PRO and coffee. A riveting topic that would sure to bring in throngs of new readers and would highlight cafe con leche, espresso and doses of mocha.

The other topic is a startling expose on the rise of power meters coupled with new levels of mass/girth in the local scenes. Why are fat guys rolling on power meters? And why are they still fat if they have the ultimate in training technology?

Anonymous said...

Future subject: How to take a "natural break" without stopping. Not getting any on you, is that just PRO or f#@*ing PRO?

-p said...

Man, I love to watch videos of pro mechanics or frame builders at work as seen in the Gerolsteiner clips. Let's see some more of that.

Anonymous said...

the way things have been going on here, I think they've disappeared up their own ass! (well at least Padraig)

William S. said...

Good post, I really enjoyed it. One question though, where is this video originally from and what is it called?