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Motorized cyclo-X

Feb. 3, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv3CiyrRTMg

http://www.roadbikereview.com/reviews/bike-racing-hits-new-low-with-case-of-motorized-doping

Freedom of contract. We sell them guns that kill them; they sell us drugs that kill us.

Feb. 3, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
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The way she pulls away and her ass never leaves the seat due to fatigue is def suspicious.

Another black spot on the UCI. They must be stoked

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/van-den-driessches-friend-claims-ownership-of-motorised-bike/

Really wasn't mine….. It was my mechanics fault, you know the guy the put the motor in it.

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Feb. 3, 2016, 2:14 p.m.
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Not a shock in the context of pro cycling, but still feels as if the line has been crossed and the first nuke dropped.

"The song of a bird…We used to ask Ennesson to do bird calls. He could do them. How he could do them, and when he perished, along with him went all those birds…"-Return from the Stars, Stanislaw Lem

"We just walk around, and sometimes we go out and dance, and then we listen to the environment."-Ralf Hutter, Kraftwerk

Feb. 3, 2016, 2:20 p.m.
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In a bizarre twist, the rider's father and brother are facing charges for stealing parakeets from a store.

And her brother is serving a doping suspension.

"The song of a bird…We used to ask Ennesson to do bird calls. He could do them. How he could do them, and when he perished, along with him went all those birds…"-Return from the Stars, Stanislaw Lem

"We just walk around, and sometimes we go out and dance, and then we listen to the environment."-Ralf Hutter, Kraftwerk

Feb. 3, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
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birds of a feather…….

Feb. 3, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
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was she actually riding it? i haven't read anywhere that she did but that it was her spare bike in the pit.

Wilier bikes is pissed and threatening legal action… but having a dealer selling them with a motor as option probably doesn;t help - https://www.salden.nl/nl/wilier-triestina-e-cycl-ocrosser-met-trapondersteuning.html

"This bike is equipped with the invisible propulsion Viax which gives you 150 watts of extra power.
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Feb. 3, 2016, 3:18 p.m.
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threatening legal action for what?

Feb. 3, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
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brand defamation probably. who knows if it will work.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/wilier-triestina-to-take-legal-action-after-motor-found-in-bike-at-cyclo-cross-worlds/

"We've been attacked by the intelligent, educated segment of the culture"

Feb. 3, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
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brand defamation probably. who knows if it will work.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/wilier-triestina-to-take-legal-action-after-motor-found-in-bike-at-cyclo-cross-worlds/

that's a stretch, imo

Feb. 3, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
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that's a stretch, imo

yup.

"We've been attacked by the intelligent, educated segment of the culture"

Feb. 3, 2016, 5:10 p.m.
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The Vivax system ain't cheap, but it's so light, it's race worthy

http://www.vivax-assist.com/en/produkte/vivax-assist-4-0/vivax-assist_4-0.html

Costs 2700 EUR + 160E for installation


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Feb. 3, 2016, 6:36 p.m.
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There's no such thing as a "spare" bike at that level of cx racing. They switch bikes several times during the race because of the mud.

Feb. 4, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
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The bike used to be hers, but was sold to a friend, and then stored in her pit area so that problem's solved and there's nothing fishy.

I know, I know, her brother popped for EPO and her dad (allegedly) stole some birds, but I don't understand why people don't believe this explanation from her. I mean, why would somebody surrounded by upstanding folks be a cheater?

"It's, like, so much fun."

Feb. 4, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
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From what I learned at the Single Speed CX World Cup in Victoria, cheating is encouraged. Whats the problem?

Feb. 4, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
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This has been hinted at and rumored about for years. I remember hearing about it back in 2010 during the spring classics that Cancellara easily dominated.

I could easily see this being pretty rampant at the top levels of road cycling. Heck, Greg LeMond even built up a bike to demonstrate to the press how easily it's achieved…


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKgJ_Uhwfno

What will be really interesting is if there's a "Festina" moment for motorized doping where an entire team is found at the Tour de France with motorized bikes or something.

Ride, don't slide.

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