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06/30/2012 09:16:55 AM · #1
So I'm watching the opening TT and wondering if there are any fans out there?? Is this going to be Bradley Wiggins year???
06/30/2012 09:35:55 AM · #2
I'm a fan, & watching this year again. We will see how the heroes do this year, who has a good race.
06/30/2012 09:45:51 AM · #3
Yes. Deb ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' melethia will be watching as well.
06/30/2012 09:46:56 AM · #4
Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Yes. Deb ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' melethia will be watching as well.


You mean she's not riding in it this year?!!! :-(
06/30/2012 09:49:49 AM · #5
They still have that? After Lance retired, I thought they closed.... ;-)

I love the Tour. It's a real test of man and chemistry. ;-)

All kidding aside, it's a heck of a sporting event, and never fails to have a lot of excitement.
06/30/2012 09:50:47 AM · #6
Cavendish trimmed down a bit....did pretty well in the TT for a sprinter. How many stage wins for Manx Missle this year?? :-)
06/30/2012 02:40:23 PM · #7
What's a good web site for up to date coverage?
06/30/2012 02:47:15 PM · #8
Eurosport has excellent coverage and stats for the tour.
06/30/2012 02:50:00 PM · #9
oooh, that means it time for Trek to put their bikes on sale!
06/30/2012 02:51:14 PM · #10
Eurosport
06/30/2012 02:58:07 PM · #11
Thought y'all might enjoy this. Earl Pitts is a comedian with the slogan "Native American Redneck".
Earl Pitts on the Tour De France
06/30/2012 03:07:05 PM · #12
cyclingnews is also a good website for coverage. They do live coverage as well - just read along. Some of the guys who do the writing are quite fun, too.

And yep, gotta go set the DVR to record the next three days!

As a word of warning, if you're going to discuss the day's stage, please warn us! Some of us don't get to see the stages until long after they've been contested.

Thanks - and here's to a great TdF!!

(No, Mae, I couldn't get over there in time. Darn people at work wouldn't give me the time off... bah!)

:-)
06/30/2012 08:26:15 PM · #13
Originally posted by Melethia:

(No, Mae, I couldn't get over there in time. Darn people at work wouldn't give me the time off... bah!)

:-)


Oh...I thought the DMV changed your name to Lance some time ago and you could travel at the speed of light!

Bah Humbug on those pesky co-workers!
06/30/2012 09:04:38 PM · #14
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

What's a good web site for up to date coverage?


another for the list...

NBC Sports
06/30/2012 09:06:11 PM · #15
Originally posted by Melethia:

cyclingnews is also a good website for coverage. They do live coverage as well - just read along. Some of the guys who do the writing are quite fun, too.

And yep, gotta go set the DVR to record the next three days!

As a word of warning, if you're going to discuss the day's stage, please warn us! Some of us don't get to see the stages until long after they've been contested.

Thanks - and here's to a great TdF!!

(No, Mae, I couldn't get over there in time. Darn people at work wouldn't give me the time off... bah!)

:-)


Good Idea on the warning!!...I watch the recordings later in the day a lot...man I wish I could take the next three weeks off!
06/30/2012 09:09:27 PM · #16
Originally posted by Tommy_Mac:

Cavendish trimmed down a bit....did pretty well in the TT for a sprinter. How many stage wins for Manx Missle this year?? :-)


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07/01/2012 11:38:51 AM · #17
Nice battle at the end today..
07/01/2012 08:11:36 PM · #18
Was there a death at the tour de france? My husband was listening to NPR and there was a weird story. They said there was a death at "the world's most grueling bike race" or something to that effect. They didn't specify the race. I guess someone went off and ended up hitting a tree.

I can't find anything in the news.
07/01/2012 09:09:10 PM · #19
Originally posted by vawendy:

Was there a death at the tour de france? My husband was listening to NPR and there was a weird story. They said there was a death at "the world's most grueling bike race" or something to that effect. They didn't specify the race. I guess someone went off and ended up hitting a tree.

I can't find anything in the news.


This is probably what he heard about: La Mesa Bicyclist Dies in 'Climb to Kaiser' Ride :-(
07/01/2012 10:47:27 PM · #20
Originally posted by Nordlys:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Was there a death at the tour de france? My husband was listening to NPR and there was a weird story. They said there was a death at "the world's most grueling bike race" or something to that effect. They didn't specify the race. I guess someone went off and ended up hitting a tree.

I can't find anything in the news.


This is probably what he heard about: La Mesa Bicyclist Dies in 'Climb to Kaiser' Ride :-(


That must be it. Thanks.
07/05/2012 10:51:06 PM · #21
No real spoiler, but if you're stacking up the DVR recordings and wondering which are must-sees, make sure you see the last 15 minutes of Stage 5.
07/05/2012 11:03:27 PM · #22
Drat... now i cant go to sleep yet. Jeff's at 25 min to the end of stage 5:
07/05/2012 11:04:27 PM · #23
It's worth watching. :-) Just remember that folks here watch tape delayed so don't comment on what happens.
07/05/2012 11:49:04 PM · #24
Originally posted by Melethia:

It's worth watching. :-) Just remember that folks here watch tape delayed so don't comment on what happens.

Whaaat? You aren't getting up at 5 AM to watch it live?
07/06/2012 12:38:04 AM · #25
I watch it for the scenery, couldn't care less who wins, unless it was of course Cadel Evans again.
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