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TDF 2020 - Stage 17 Grenoble - Méribel Col de la Loze 170 km *Spoilers*

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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,509
    Aye sounds sick. Pay my wages?
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,650
    It might...

    But only for 5 months at 4 days/week.

    I'm really not any worse off that when I had a "proper" job. Some bloody how, rent is actually less than in The Netherlands!
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,837
    ddraver said:

    So what does the BRPR ski team think of Tignes for a season?

    (3 valleys option is no more)

    How good are the lifts?

    Might be quiet this season depending on corona.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,236
    Lift system is very good, not quite 3 Valleys level. Excellent amount of skiing. Can be bleak and cold as main resorts are above the tree line. Not sure it has the party atmosphere of some other resorts. Which village would you be based in?
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,650
    Errr, well on that front...

    https://www.valdisere.com/en/healthcare-protocol/

    Interesting eh? No plans to reduce capacity. Masks everywhere and any time apart from skiing...
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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,723
    This thread has gone totally downhill
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,951

    This thread has gone totally downhill

    Not so much downhill as off-piste.
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  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,835
    I've been skiing today
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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,236
    davidof said:

    I've been skiing today

    Where abouts?
    Could be interesting for the giro if winter arrives early.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,650
    👇 :o:o


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    - @ddraver
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,837
    ddraver said:

    Errr, well on that front...

    https://www.valdisere.com/en/healthcare-protocol/

    Interesting eh? No plans to reduce capacity. Masks everywhere and any time apart from skiing...

    Once you have assessed the ski lifts (applying the inverse correlation rule), altitude, snow records and the corona risk, another factor I would look at is the number of locals. I think a solid base of locals helps if you are there for a season. This broadly means that a big town is better than a twee village.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,650

    davidof said:

    I've been skiing today

    Where abouts?
    Could be interesting for the giro if winter arrives early.
    Most of Switzerland seems to have enough to ski grassy meadows. No one is expecting it to last longer than tomorrow though.

    (Makes me knee twinge just looking at it...)
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 19,914
    From a friend in Argentiere.


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  • Can we put this thread to bed? It's getting in the way.
    Surely all this stuff is cake shop material or even a winter sports forum.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 19,914

    Can we put this thread to bed? It's getting in the way.
    Surely all this stuff is cake shop material or even a winter sports forum.

    It's only alive cos people keep posting.
    Like the guy above. 😉
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,236
    ddraver said:

    davidof said:

    I've been skiing today

    Where abouts?
    Could be interesting for the giro if winter arrives early.
    Most of Switzerland seems to have enough to ski grassy meadows. No one is expecting it to last longer than tomorrow though.

    (Makes me knee twinge just looking at it...)
    Of course it only lasts a day or two at this time of year, but if that happens when the Giro hits the mountains..... and over the next month the mountain tops will start to get their winter blankets.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,509

    Can we put this thread to bed? It's getting in the way.
    Surely all this stuff is cake shop material or even a winter sports forum.

    I used to go on Snowheads when I lived in Scotland (and thus skiied more frequently). I can't be bothered with two forums (fora?) though, too much effort.

    Cake stop's got its own clique of posters I don't recognise and in jokes etc., cba with that either...
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,837

    Can we put this thread to bed? It's getting in the way.
    Surely all this stuff is cake shop material or even a winter sports forum.

    I used to go on Snowheads when I lived in Scotland (and thus skiied more frequently). I can't be bothered with two forums (fora?) though, too much effort.

    Cake stop's got its own clique of posters I don't recognise and in jokes etc., cba with that either...
    Stage 17 of the tour it is then for skiing discussion.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,650
    At least we re not going to get called Marxists for preferring 105 underfoot vs 100 in here...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,293
    edited September 2020
    I don't care about the skiing stuff, but please don't change the thread title. These threads stand as live commentary of stages and sometimes we might want to look back on them. And this was the first time Col de la Loze was used.
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  • RichN95. said:

    I don't care about the skiing stuff, but please don't change the thread title. These threads stand as live commentary of stages and sometimes we might want to look back on them. And this was the first time Col de la Loze was used.

    Agreed.
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  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,835

    davidof said:

    I've been skiing today

    Where abouts?
    Could be interesting for the giro if winter arrives early.
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