Old School Pics with Reactions

Back in the day bike racers were pretty much just as BA as they are today, and this is just a little look back to give them the props they deserve. Most of these come from the most excellent tumbler Fabbrica della Bici.

David Phinney didn't give an F if his huge arm cannons slowed him down on the climbs, he only gave an F about swimming in the pain of defeat he brought his foes.

David Phinney didn't give an F if his huge arm cannons slowed him down on the climbs, he only gave an F about swimming in the pain of defeat he brought his foes.

Fignon. Who else could pull off wearing short sleeves, long hair blowing in the breeze ("F aerosavings"), and wire rimmed glasses? Who else, I ask you?

Fignon. Who else could pull off wearing short sleeves, long hair blowing in the breeze ("F aerosavings"), and wire rimmed glasses? Who else, I ask you?

Ugh look at Moser's guns - like he could drop a motorcycle or pop your head off. The cobbles aren't hurting him, he's hurting  them .

Ugh look at Moser's guns - like he could drop a motorcycle or pop your head off. The cobbles aren't hurting him, he's hurting them.

Coppi said YOU, YOU GIVE ME THAT WHEEL RIGHT NOW!!!! The bro next to him is trying not to look at Coppi's huge thighs and tiny ankles, or notice that he's teetering like a crane.

Coppi said YOU, YOU GIVE ME THAT WHEEL RIGHT NOW!!!! The bro next to him is trying not to look at Coppi's huge thighs and tiny ankles, or notice that he's teetering like a crane.

Check out those thigh muscles, those arm muscles. This dude was like why wear long shorts? My muscles won't fit.

Check out those thigh muscles, those arm muscles. This dude was like why wear long shorts? My muscles won't fit.

Merckx is crushing so hard he doesn't give an F if that's water or if that's beer.

Merckx is crushing so hard he doesn't give an F if that's water or if that's beer.

UGH I'D LOVE TO BE ON THIS CHILL TRAINING RIDE WITH Jacques Anquetil, Raymond Poulidor and Eddy Merckx. The conversation would be so good. "Remember that time I won the TDF? Hey, who's winning the TDF this year?"

UGH I'D LOVE TO BE ON THIS CHILL TRAINING RIDE WITH Jacques Anquetil, Raymond Poulidor and Eddy Merckx. The conversation would be so good. "Remember that time I won the TDF? Hey, who's winning the TDF this year?"

Look at these faces. These are the faces you never want to see in a dark alley at night. de Wolf on the left is wearing Fing cleaning dish washing gloves. Peter Winnen in the middle is like I don't care how cold it is I'm not covering up my guns. Silvano Contini face is distorted like his face structure can't hold up to the watts his legs are blowing out.

Look at these faces. These are the faces you never want to see in a dark alley at night. de Wolf on the left is wearing Fing cleaning dish washing gloves. Peter Winnen in the middle is like I don't care how cold it is I'm not covering up my guns. Silvano Contini face is distorted like his face structure can't hold up to the watts his legs are blowing out.