The greatest cyclist of all time by a country mile.

Now we have something / quite-a-lot to discuss and celebrate.

khakibrain1
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Re: The greatest cyclist of all time by a country mile.

Postby khakibrain1 » 14 Oct 2019, 2:37pm

Here,here.

khakibrain1
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Re: The greatest cyclist of all time by a country mile.

Postby khakibrain1 » 14 Oct 2019, 2:57pm

Er........should it be hear,hear?

thelawnet
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Re: The greatest cyclist of all time by a country mile.

Postby thelawnet » 14 Oct 2019, 4:21pm

or her, her?

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Re: The greatest cyclist of all time by a country mile.

Postby Debs » 14 Oct 2019, 4:30pm

She was a very unique individual.
Much to be applauded and admired.

However her death at 58 years old stands out as premature and tragic.
Perhaps we should put the sadness to one side and celebrate her life achievements but makes one wonder if the 'special' genetics and DNA that gave her the superior natural ability was unfortunately flawed on longevity.

If Beryl were still alive today she'd be 82

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Re: The greatest cyclist of all time by a country mile.

Postby peetee » 28 Nov 2019, 2:26pm

No contest.

Did she ever meet Merckx, I wonder?
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Re: The greatest cyclist of all time by a country mile.

Postby CX-3 » 28 Nov 2019, 2:50pm

peetee wrote:No contest.

Did she ever meet Merckx, I wonder?

No idea. I met her, several times. She and SWMBO got on quite well.
Some phenominal performances, and she was a genuinely nice person.

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Re: The greatest cyclist of all time by a country mile.

Postby peetee » 28 Nov 2019, 7:38pm

CX-3 wrote:
peetee wrote:No contest.

Did she ever meet Merckx, I wonder?

No idea. I met her, several times. She and SWMBO got on quite well.
Some phenominal performances, and she was a genuinely nice person.


That comes across in the video. There's no 'front' to what she is saying, just plain speaking.
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Re: The greatest cyclist of all time by a country mile.

Postby rjb » 28 Nov 2019, 7:47pm

And who remembers Arthur Linton. Born in Somerset to the Landlord of the Volunteer arms in Seavington St. Michael a small village on the old A303, now bypassed. The people across the Bristol Channel claim him as one of theirs.
I'd have been happy with just one of those trophies.
Do they still give mantle clocks as trophies nowadays?
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Re: The greatest cyclist of all time by a country mile.

Postby Hobbs1951 » 4 Dec 2019, 9:34am

foxychick wrote:https://youtu.be/6wTBaW6hcGw


You're serious ?

John.

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Re: The greatest cyclist of all time by a country mile.

Postby foxychick » 4 Dec 2019, 10:34am

Yes why not?

Marcus Aurelius
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Re: The greatest cyclist of all time by a country mile.

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 4 Dec 2019, 10:39am

She was pretty good, there’s no doubt, but she wouldn’t even make my top ten I’m afraid.

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Re: The greatest cyclist of all time by a country mile.

Postby pete75 » 4 Dec 2019, 1:12pm

Marcus Aurelius wrote:She was pretty good, there’s no doubt, but she wouldn’t even make my top ten I’m afraid.


She may not be the greatest female cyclist of all time but she's certainly in the top one.

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Re: The greatest cyclist of all time by a country mile.

Postby dim » 8 Dec 2019, 8:41am

here's a very good female cyclist....

Lael Wilcox