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Title: Tour de France
Post by: Bonafide Bob on July 04, 2015, 11:04:44 AM
 Starts today.;-)

  Bob
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: PJPR01 on July 04, 2015, 01:34:45 PM
Laissez les bons temps "rouler"!!  :)  Who's the favorite this year?  Anyone want to guess the eventual winner?
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: sib on July 04, 2015, 01:57:12 PM
A favorite way for me to waste time (second only to reading this forum) is watching bicycle road races.  For us cycling Walter Mittys, this is the equivalent to World Series week.
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: toaster404 on July 04, 2015, 02:12:50 PM
Just what I need, more distractions!  My family and I used to watch it every year, before my wife suddenly ran off with the kids and the big BMW.  I really miss doing that.  Oh well.  Maybe I'll go on a bike ride and watch the highlights this evening. 
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: Bonafide Bob on July 04, 2015, 02:19:45 PM
A favorite way for me to waste time (second only to reading this forum) is watching bicycle road races.  For us cycling Walter Mittys, this is the equivalent to World Series week.

I don't have a favorite this year, the Time Trial sure was interesting....and fast.
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: Offcamber1 on July 04, 2015, 03:35:10 PM
Tour de Steroids
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: oldbike54 on July 04, 2015, 03:51:24 PM
Tour de Steroids

 Yep .

  Dusty
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: Triple Jim on July 04, 2015, 03:59:30 PM
Any time you set up a sports competition that pays the participants based on performance ("professional sports"), you will get rules getting broken, drugs being taken, etc..  The organizers keep fooling themselves and the spectators, trying to "clean up the sport", whatever sport that may be.
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: oldbike54 on July 04, 2015, 04:03:40 PM
Any time you set up a sports competition that pays the participants based on performance ("professional sports"), you will get rules getting broken, drugs being taken, etc..  The organizers keep fooling themselves and the spectators, trying to "clean up the sport", whatever sport that may be.

 The GREAT Mike Schmidt said if steroids had been available in his era that he would have probably used them .

  Dusty
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on July 04, 2015, 06:14:58 PM
Cycling has had more than it's fare share of doping... You could say more than most...  But a lot has changed since the Festina affair and then really after the Lance/Floyd/Postal implosion/debacle and I would venture that cycling is FAR FAR cleaner than NFL, MLB, or NBA these days.  most notably, the NFL testing situation is a joke. the only thing they ever catch people for is pot, which can show up in your system for a month
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: fotoguzzi on July 04, 2015, 08:07:46 PM
channel on Directv?
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: Bonafide Bob on July 04, 2015, 08:15:41 PM
channel on Directv?

NBC Sports.
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: steven c on July 04, 2015, 09:35:09 PM
always enjoy watching the tour to see the countryside, great ridding roads,I did my 20 this morning,tour of the Lyme's CT.
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: Bonafide Bob on July 05, 2015, 08:58:28 AM
always enjoy watching the tour to see the countryside, great ridding roads,I did my 20 this morning,tour of the Lyme's CT.

 I walked by mine hanging on the wall and kept walking, I need to get one of them down and start riding again.
Bob
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: rodekyll on July 05, 2015, 12:03:10 PM
always enjoy watching the tour to see the countryside, great ridding roads,I did my 20 this morning,tour of the Lyme's CT.

I did a tour of the Old Lyme/Deep River greater metro area in 2007 when I was road testing the EV'l Twin.  I liked the architecture.  Much different than our traditional igloos -- wooden buildings all pointy on top, and low stone fences.  Houses and barns had huge red stars hung on the walls. What's up with that? 
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: oldbike54 on July 05, 2015, 12:11:25 PM
I did a tour of the Old Lyme/Deep River greater metro area in 2007 when I was road testing the EV'l Twin.  I liked the architecture.  Much different than our traditional igloos -- wooden buildings all pointy on top, and low stone fences.  Houses and barns had huge red stars hung on the walls. What's up with that?

 Probably Amish barn stars .

  Dusty
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: Randown on July 05, 2015, 12:29:42 PM
 Tour de Long Beach today for me, great weather, no wind, morning overcast, not too many people - perfect!

Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: arveno on July 05, 2015, 05:27:11 PM
Soooo if i take steroids i could win the tour ?


Let it be ,and enjoy the tour , if you dont like it , dont watch it.
There are not "clean" sports......
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: giusto on May 27, 2020, 08:10:08 PM
Soooo if i take steroids i could win the tour ?


Let it be ,and enjoy the tour , if you dont like it , dont watch it.
There are not "clean" sports......


Yes enjoy the Tour...not remotely easy...4 have died during the race...It's a pretty cool thing to watch those guys zip past you on a 60 mph downhill!!


to answer your question...No you can't win the tour.
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: bad Chad on May 28, 2020, 09:07:57 AM
What the hell is the point of resurrecting a thread that hasn’t been seen for 5 years!
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on May 28, 2020, 09:36:15 AM
What the hell is the point of resurrecting a thread that hasn’t been seen for 5 years!

I think there has a been a yearly thread running for at least 3-4 years, not sure why he picked this one!

Tour is postponed until september this year I believe...  not sure how that will impact Vuelta a Espana
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: Dean Rose on May 28, 2020, 09:45:49 AM
August 29 - September 20
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: bad Chad on May 28, 2020, 10:12:19 AM
Yes, I figured that out after I spent several minutes trying to find the channel for the race that was claimed to start today!! :thewife: :thewife:
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on May 28, 2020, 10:57:58 AM
Yes, I figured that out after I spent several minutes trying to find the channel for the race that was claimed to start today!! :thewife: :thewife:

I use NBC Sports Gold via Sling & Roku
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: john fish on May 28, 2020, 11:26:35 AM
Yes, I figured that out after I spent several minutes trying to find the channel for the race that was claimed to start today!! :thewife: :thewife:

Me too.  :)  I was just too embarrassed to say so until you admitted it.
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on May 28, 2020, 12:46:23 PM
The whole UCI calendar was decimated this year, I don't think anything has happened since Paris-Nice
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: PJPR01 on May 28, 2020, 05:29:15 PM
There was an interesting documentary on the other day I saw called:  A Sunday in Hell

Mid 70's Danish documentary on the 1976 Paris–Roubaix bicycle race.  Just watching those guys ride on the cobblestones makes my teeth chatter! 

Fun to see old style 70's top of the line bikes being raced at mad speeds, most of the guys without helmets too, just the famous upturned caps with the names of the riders like Eddie Mercx and others.

The good days of racing, with the final sprint around the velodrome for the last lap to win it by a hair!
Title: Re: Tour de France
Post by: zedXmick on May 28, 2020, 09:30:50 PM
A great cycling DVD to have in the collection.


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