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Unread 11-30-2020, 01:59 PM   #1
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How does thinset relate to lions and crickets?

Starting a new thread since 90% of it doesn't have to do with my actual build, and the remaining 10% doesn't really either.

I've been a big fan of bike racing, and in my formative years one of the most dominant teams came from Italy. Two riders who would win with the most grit and flair in decades were Johan Museeuw, and Paolo Bettini. Museeuw was known as the Lion of Flanders, and Bettini 'el grillo', or the cricket, and were experts in winning "The Classics". These are mostly Belgian/Dutch races that are best described as the love children of stock car racing and bar fights that happen to wear spandex and ride bikes. They are pure joy to watch, and effectively a different sport from the Tour de France that you may have seen.

That team was sponsored by... Mapei. There was no reason for me to come across building products back then, so I had no idea what it was other than a colorful jersey. Now every photo of a Mapei thinset invokes nostalgia for 90's bike racing (minus the rampant doping).
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I love cycling mostly road but sometimes dirt (my ex got the cool mountain bike in the split, well she had it and didn't want to give back so I said bad word it. I don't get in the saddle nearly as much as I should but I am starting to change that, trying to mix up the running and riding
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Well, as many of us know, our sponsor, Mapei, a world-wide company, was born in Italy.
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