Thursday, October 27, 2011

Unpaved

Photos of the Vuelta a Colombia in the early 1960s, by Horacio Gil Ochoa.








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18 comments:

  1. Uber effing badasses.

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  2. i didn't know it used to be a cx race. the worlds longest at that.

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  3. I'll never complain about pot-holes again. Wait, who am I kidding?

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  4. dza,
    now you're talking. cx stage race. like it.


    you know, it's interesting how super long posts will get few comments, but then short ones or ones like this one seem to get more comments, or at least get comments quicker. I think the long ones are too long, and no one reads them. I can't really blame anyone....that last one was longer than Atlas Shrugged.And I have a couple in the chamber that might be longer. Time to edit.

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  5. Klaus - last one I didn't see a place for comments in...

    Perfect timing, will link to this in my Kings of the Mountains chapter 5 summary, thank you!

    And, did you check out how the arepas turned out? Thank you for the recipes.

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  6. Whoa. Damn, now that's a parcours for the ages. I'd love to see a few of the current (& past) crop of climbers going out for a spin... The more I look the more I would love to be on it! Thank you for the images.

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  7. I just read this; is this right? "Cochise is currently involved with a Colombian professional team Indeportes Antioquia that has former time trial world champion Santiago Botero."

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  8. wow that is f**king mental

    loving the jersey by the way klaus, however i came off the first day i wore it and put two big holes in the shoulder.....gutted

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  9. Daniel,
    Ugh, I hope you're okay. Can you sew it? I've done that with jerseys before. If you ordered a small, I still have some smalls, and would happily give you a deal considering the unfortunate situation.

    provelopassion,
    i saw your arepa post. i personally find the regular arepas easier to make, and much tastier. if you can, try to find white cheese from a mexican/latino market...like that used for quesadillas. it's the closest you'll come to colombia's "queso campesino". As for Cochise, he has worked off and on with the cycling federation in Antioquia for some time. He worked for them in a public relations capacity (and in turn for their teams), but as of a year ago or so, that was no longer the case. he's still affiliated with them, and commonly appears at races like the yearly El Colombiano classic in Medellin in support of their teams. he usually races as well.

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  10. Klaus, some of your longer posts are the best. They also usually seem to be fairly reverential tributes to Columbia and your hardy countrymen. I enjoy them and really, who else is writing such content? There is obviously a book there.

    Your short stuff is usually of a more humorous nature and more readily lends itself to wisecracks and backslaps. That's my kind of fun.

    Those photos above: What can one say? I write about the struggles of a twelve mph headwind on a level surface in sunny weather. When confronted with riders of that status I just choose to keep quiet.

    The earliest entries on my blog were actually just excerpts from my personal journal. As I was writing them I had no idea anyone else would ever be reading them. And those posts are my favorite and the favorite of many of my readers.

    While I try to maintain the spirit of a friendly pub over at my place; when I come to Cycling Inquisition I learn things. That's a big deal, Klaus. Keep going! TJ

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  11. For Halloween, I'm going dressed as you.

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  12. Dude...don't even joke about that. A girl in high school did that. As a joke she dressed up like me. She was rather popular, I wasn't, and many laughs were had at my expense. Not a good time.

    Having said that, if you do it...I'll be honored! I could try to dress up like you, but lack the fantastic hair that you have.

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  13. "Ruben Dario Gomez - Lavadoras Hoover"

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  14. Thanks for cheese tip!

    Infantino won RCN! Maybe an interview coming from you?? He was first over our Lookout Mt in the last stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, and third in Vail TT.

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  15. You don't need an editor! These photos are amazing. I'd only read descriptions of these roads before, never seen the pics. Those guys were hard-core.

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  16. These are truly inspiring. We linked to this from almanzo.com hope that is cool.

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