About big jonny

The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

53 thoughts on “Caption This

  1. In a cruel twist of fate, just as he took the lead on the long downhill section of cobbles his testicles slipped down in his shorts, coming in direct contact with the wildly bouncing saddle.

  2. Fuck me I just had to ride up these things now I have to bomb downhill on them. Ever heard of running water, Electricity and a little thing called Asphault assholes?”

  3. Indexed down tube shifting at least removed the rough edges from the good old days.

  4. …they spend our tax dollars on bike paths & THIS is what we get ???…

    …damn !!!…

  5. Suddenly he thought, “Damn, this helmet isn’t going to do shit against these cobblestones!”

  6. I’m so fucking old, I think I know who that is…Joop Zoetmilk…if so my comment would be….not second place again!

  7. pops on March 4th, 2008 12:44 pm said,

    “Was that guy carrying a purse?!?!”

    Its not a purse! Its a handbag.!!

  8. …roger de vlaeminck is first man up, obviously…

    …dutchman jan raas in the ti raleigh kit shadows him…

    …but who is the third man ???…anybody really know ???…

    …my money is on belgian etienne de wilde…

  9. T-shirt:
    My Parents went to Belgium to watch the Tour of Flanders and all they brought me back was this lousy vial of pot belge’…

  10. EPO, HGH … They’re just acronym junkies. These guys are fast because they’re all hopped up on asbestos and lead paint. condoms? what condoms? ass = fast

  11. …come on, nobody on this blogsite is gonna get any hollywood offers for their comedy, so somebody out there help me identify the third rider…

    …sheesh, this is like tryna organize a chase in a cat 4 event…which was about as good as i ever got…

  12. I love how de Vlaeminck’s front wheel is actuall off the ground, while he’s seated. That is one bitch of a climb.

    My guess is this is from the Ronde van Vlaanderen in 1977, which he won. If it’s a pick of one of the many times he raced it and merely tore legs off rather than take the top podium spot at the end of the day, it could be from any of half a dozen years.

    As for the third rider – I have no idea. I don’t know enough about team kits and bikes of the period to place him by those. And there is just enough of this forehead to tell me he’s some big brute from the low countries. Other than that…

  13. Bikesgonewild, Good call on Roger De Vlaeminck. Mirroir Du Cyclisme 1979ish?

  14. …i just recognized de vlaeminck cuz he was kind of a bike hero…a flemish hard man amongst hard men, a guy who won big on the roads (check his palmeres) & yet managed to win the ’75 cross worlds as well…

    …jan raas was just coming up at that time (late ’70′s) & w/ de vlaeminck in that green kit on a benotto, it would have been later in his career…

    …i now think i’m wrong about the third rider being etienne de wilde who was a big 6-day winner but who also picked up several tour stage wins & an omloop het volk, but that was late ’80′s…
    …part of my reasoning was that white helmet cuz sometimes trackies would wear those on the road…

    …my thought is now that the third man was walter planckaert who did win the ’76 ronde & the ’77 ‘tour of belgium’ w/ de vlaeminck winning the ’77 ronde…

    …it’s hard to find a good reference that tells ya not only who won what races but also what teams they were on a the same time…

  15. I had me one a’ them Benotto’s–same Champagne color and everything. I even had the crit bars on it like de Vlaeminck. I don’t think I ever wheelied it on a climb but I did spin out once going up a steep wet road with an Avocet tire on the back. Rode it till the seat tube snapped just above the bottom bracket. After it broke, we took the Campy dropouts out of the fork and made bottle openers out of ‘em.

  16. …ok, for anybody still wanting to know…de vlaeminck only rode for the italian squadre ‘sanson’ in ’78…probably conflicted w/ ‘cecco’ moser who was ‘sanson’s’ longstanding captain & the ‘in saddle’ world champion from his win in ’77…

    …so, the photo is definitely ’78 & if it is the ronde, the now infamous walter godefroot (think jan ulrich conflict) won for ijsboerke/gios…
    …jan raas, the ti/raleigh rider in the photo won it the next year, de vlaeminck won it the year before in ’77 for brooklyn chewing gum & while i did mention walter planckaert, who won the ronde in ’76 for maes*pils/rokado, that ain’t him as third guy on that climb…

    …i can guarantee you the man on the left is riding for marc zeepcentrale/superia, but as to who, i’m not sure…merckx’s old lieutenant herman van springal did place 6th for marc/superia in ’78, so maybe so…

    …& there WILL be a quiz on friday…

  17. …nope…pheta-freddy was riding in the red team kit of velda/flandria at the time…

    …i think it’s a three man chase of de vlaeminck *sanson/ benotto, jan raas *raleigh/ti & herman van springel *marc/superia, trying to pull back the winning break of godefroot *ijsboerke/gios, pollentier *velda/flandria & braun *peugeot/esso who are up the road…

    …we know the podium & we know van springel did get 6th in the ’78 ronde soooo, i think we’ve nailed it as far as we’re gonna get w/ out somebody who was actually there filling in the blanks…

    …fun research though…back when hard men were hard men & so were the drugs, dammit…none of this sissy designer stuff…