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So I went to watch the Tour in Gap...

msmancuniamsmancunia Posts: 1,457
edited July 2013 in Commuting chat
... and rode my bike too.

300 miles ridden, 11201 metres climbed. Still a bit tired but had a great time despite completely overheating halfway up a 14% climb...

Couple of photos below - the rest are on the photobucket account at the bottom. Struggling to think of any other sports where you can get so close to the athletes that you can literally see that they've not shaved their legs that day :lol:

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  • raymondo60raymondo60 Posts: 735
    Excellent stuff - great photos - well done. Couldn't agree more - attending AND riding at the Tour is probably the best 'fan' experience one can have.
    Raymondo

    "Let's just all be really careful out there folks!"
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Very cool.
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,769
    bloody hell you went all out, nice MTFU work 8)
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,920
    You missed Didi Senft.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • PBoPBo Posts: 2,493
    Jesus, Is that first picture you? You need a bit of waxing/electrolysis....

    I know you work for the hippie/leftie BBC, but that's no excuse for letting yourself go....
  • Agent57Agent57 Posts: 2,300
    I've touched that Chris Hoy bike. Was down at our track a couple of weeks ago. I noticed a bit of a dent in one of the wheels. Was pretty light, but I wasn't allowed to have a go on it (even if I'd put some pedals on). :(
    MTB commuter / 531c commuter / CR1 Team 2009 / RockHopper Pro Disc / 10 mile PB: 25:52 (Jun 2014)
  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    I interrupted Gary & Chris doing the wrap after the St Malo stage - note the eyes.

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    Spoke to Ned soon after (genuinely) and he's a really nice bloke.

    And here's my mate Froome on the final blast to Mont St Michel on the Wednesday TT, just outside the bar where we watched him approaching on tv before popping out to say hello. He didn't wave though.

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  • mtb-idlemtb-idle Posts: 2,177
    good work, it's great fun isn't it?

    I did the 3 alpine stages with my two sons and we rode Alpe d'Huez, Col de la Madeleine and Le Semnoz.

    Here's me 2km from the top of Le Semnoz tagging my website on the road

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    and here's the podium riding over it on the live TV feed a few hours later 8)

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    I was impressed anyway...

    a few more selected pics

    Froomedog looking more Hangdog at the top of Alpe d'Huez

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    Cav attacking on a mountain

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    Bertie struggling on alpe d'Huez

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    the chaos of the tour; Froome's in there somewhere

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    more pics on the site if anyone is interested
    FCN = 4
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