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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450
    they are not up for it by the sounds of it
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,993
    Gent-Wevelgem is on its way! Field immediately split up in 5 groups. 26 riders in the 1st group incl. Boonen, Cavendish and Kwiatkowski
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,466
    Exactly my feelings too! It's too cold and windy to go out on the bike. :(

    Im gonna thrash the crosser about for an hour in the snow snd call it a ride

    Turbo for me :(

    Yep me too :( Have nt had a proper outdoors ride yet this season!

    Warming up in The hague a bit, but it's blowing the flags off of the flagpoles!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,993
    Gent-Wevelgem is on its way! Field immediately split up in 5 groups. 26 riders in the 1st group incl. Boonen, Cavendish and Kwiatkowski

    Peloton Watch ‏@PelotonWatch 6m
    #gw #GentWevelgem 26 riders in front group including Cav, Boonen, Hayman, Greipel, Boom and Hushovd
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,466
    ....gonna smash a chicken and bacon sandwich first though!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,993
    Lotto v OPQS Round 2?

    Sagan took round 1. :wink:
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    ddraver wrote:
    Exactly my feelings too! It's too cold and windy to go out on the bike. :(

    Im gonna thrash the crosser about for an hour in the snow snd call it a ride

    Turbo for me :(

    Yep me too :( Have nt had a proper outdoors ride yet this season!

    Warming up in The hague a bit, but it's blowing the flags off of the flagpoles!

    Me neither. Tried to go out yesterday got one block and the wind pushed me into a parked car and that was in town. :shock:

    That group of Boonen and Cav isn't going to stay away surely, unless no one else is bothered.

    Right better get lunch organised before the coverage starts.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,204
    Greg Henderson is most definitely not liking it, fantastic interview!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDq0lRMWI1w
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,949
    ddraver wrote:
    ....gonna smash a chicken and bacon sandwich first though!
    Much as I love bacon, through some very high level and sophisticated scientific testing*, I've come to the conclusion that it really is a poor pre-ride food-stuff. Think it's the salt, apart from anything...
    Smashing a chicken? ...I can't comment.



    *whenever eaten it pre-ride always then felt pony on ride. Ergo, bacon=pony.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    OCDuPalais wrote:
    Ergo, bacon=pony.

    In the UK it probably is! :wink:
    Correlation is not causation.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    Sporza coverage is live. But showing highlights of E3.

    A few shots of today's race shown. How anyone can be out there without something over their ears I do not know! :shock:
    Correlation is not causation.
  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    All going to come back together I reckon.
  • mooromooro Posts: 419
    OCDuPalais wrote:
    ddraver wrote:
    ....gonna smash a chicken and bacon sandwich first though!
    Much as I love bacon, through some very high level and sophisticated scientific testing*, I've come to the conclusion that it really is a poor pre-ride food-stuff. Think it's the salt, apart from anything...


    how odd, always thought that after a disasterous sportive a few years ago, now steer well clear of bacon pre ride.

    So this isnt on UK TV at all then? blast, just have to settle for catalunya and flicking over to criterium international. pity though, this looks a good field.

    cool websites for the classics, nice route map attached...

    http://www.saint-velo.be/media/files/Ge ... rsmap2.pdf
  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    Not on UK TV, but I think we'll have an English speaking stream.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 58,765 Lives Here
    So Henderson won't be winning anything today.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,466
    NOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Hockey Girl Party has been cancelled cos of the frozen pitches!

    Man I cannot catch a break today!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    ddraver wrote:
    NOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Hockey Girl Party has been cancelled cos of the frozen pitches!

    Man I cannot catch a break today!

    Here have one of my turbo recovery speculaas.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    edited March 2013
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,466
    Sporza coverage has just begun. Whole of Sky on the front with some ?OPQS
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,466
    edited March 2013
    Edit - stopped again for a Cav interview...ooh and a Greipel one....

    Edit - back to the studio, Screw you Sporza!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ProssPross Posts: 30,380
    No steams yet? I know the weather isn't great but surely these races have been run in worse in the past?
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    edited March 2013
    I think Greipel would rather have stayed in bed.

    Interviewer asks Cav if the shortened distance will suit him, he scoffs that it is a flat 50k that has been taken and that he is 27 and can probably handle the distance.

    OK now we're live with 98 k to go.

    All of Sky seem to be in the front group of 50. No one of note seems to be missing.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    edited March 2013
    Pross wrote:
    No steams yet? I know the weather isn't great but surely these races have been run in worse in the past?

    So Sporza yet, but French working beautifully:
    http://88.80.15.211/b00ha/20130323/vv51 ... 47860.html


    Now Sporza:
    http://veetle.com/index.php/widget/inde ... ault/false
    http://sports-livez.com/sopcast/sop-3.php
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    EBH in group 2.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • ademortademort Posts: 1,924
    In the first hour of the race the peleton covered 51Kms. Bloody hell thats good going considering the weather conditions.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Greg Henderson is most definitely not liking it, fantastic interview!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDq0lRMWI1w

    Good interview. He has a funny accent.

    It was terribly cold in London just walking about this morning. Racing in the weather out there for 5 hours must be brutal.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    ademort wrote:
    In the first hour of the race the peloton covered 51Kms. Bloody hell thats good going considering the weather conditions.
    Ademort
    They'd have had a tailwind along the coast.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    EBH in group 2.

    Chavanel too I think.

    All gonna come back together though by the looks of it.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    gilbert+1.jpg

    Going down in my estimation. Becoming a real softie. Needs to find some of his old grit and detrmination.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    gilbert+1.jpg

    Going down in my estimation. Becoming a real softie. Needs to find some of his old grit and detrmination.

    Hey! I have a very nice back pair of those I use for the cycle to work. :o

    He's hardly racing in them and if you have weak inner ears you need to stop cold wind going in even if you're just walking around. Ear infections are not nice and can lead to loosing hearing permanently.
    Correlation is not causation.
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