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Tour de France anyone

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by CRX-YEM, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    So anyone keeping track of the tour. Cavendish lost the green today. Nocentini still holds the yellow. Astana still has a very good shot at taking the mountain stages with Lance and Lance should do very well in the time trials in the mountains.
     
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    Ive been watching all three hours since stage nine. I am excited to see what Lance does in the hills.
     
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    i've been catching bits and pieces here and there on Vs. Is it bad that most of the time i'm watching, i'm checking out the volvos and audi pace cars? lol
     
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    Ive been watching it on Vs. as well. Im generally scoping out the bikes the riders are on, I find it fascinating that their bikes are worth more than some 2 or 3 year old small sedans haha.
     
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    I went for a nine mile bike ride today, pulling a trailer. Does that count for anything?
     
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    Nothing impresses me more then the strength and endurance it takes to do what these guys do, but i will be god dammed if i am going to sit around and watch dudes ride bikes for 3 hours....no way no how,,,,

    The first time i got on my mountain bike last year...and rode about 3/4 a mile(very hilly) i thought i was going to have to admit myself into the hospital...couldn't breathe...was dizzy...had no strength left lol...holy fuck its tough when your out of shape
     
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    9miles is a start, I did 12mi last Sat. going for 20mi tomorrow, although that's nothing compared to the tour
     
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    Yeah I watch it everyday like 4 times I work at a bike shop so we are forced to watch it. I think yesterdays stage was pretty exciting
     
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    I agree, yesterday was one of the best stages yet.
     
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    i think the most impressive thing is the average speed.
    its usually upwards of 20mph.

    that is HAULING on a pedal bike. 20mph is about what you do downhill when it feels fast. these guys are tearing up mountains at that pace. it's really insane.
     
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    Yeah it is really amazing. I am glad people here can respect cycling. It is really hard to get respect. No one seems to think its difficult or very interesting.
     
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    I think it's difficult, but not very interesting. I'd rather go ride my own bike than watch professionals, but I guess that line of reasoning applies to most activities/sports. Probably why I don't watch pro sports.
     
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    Definitely difficult and simply amazing what these athletes can, but about as boring as watching paint dry.
     
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