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  1. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

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    Did my first ever laps at a bmx track last night. Had a great time. I wish I knew about it years ago. Did some googleing and I came across this... Debut of a new Olympic Sport... I think I'm actually gonna look forward to the summer olympics.

    This is great exposure for the cycling world, but it raises a question...

    Will this make cycling an overcomercialised fashion show similar to what happened to snowboarding?

    Discuss....

    Disclaimer: Did a RM search and really didn't see much aside from a few obscure mentions on other threads and one thread that just got silly and had to be closed....
     
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  2. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    hmm...I don't think it will matter how commercialized cycling will become after the Olympics as long as the riders stay true to the sport...D
     
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  3. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    All the glamor that came to Curling will be bestowed upon cycling as well...
     
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  4. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    Dude there was a girl in the break room the other day randomly telling me how much she liked watching curling. What was she really trying to tell me:crazy:
     
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  5. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

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    hahaha... I'm prolly the only one in a 20mile radius that enjoys watching curling
     
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  6. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    I guess it depends on where you're at...because up here it's big...I still don't get it though...D
     
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  7. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    every time I see it...I just keep thinking of shuffle board on the love boat :D
     
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  8. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

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    I think I enjoy it cuz it involves ladies getting real low to the ice. Not really a fan of Men's Curling, but women's.... oh man, I'd stay up late for that stuff..
     
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  9. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

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    Eff.... why am I hijacking my own thread... back to the point

    overcomericialization of cycling....
     
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