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Postby amattinson » Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:13 pm

What is a kermese race ? Is it a long crit ?
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Postby inaminit » Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:44 pm

I hadn't heard of a Kermesse race before, but just did some googling and it seems that it's very similar to a crit, but a longer circuit and over a longer, set distance.
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Postby LuckyPierre » Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:33 am

Inaminit nailed it - a kermesse race is circuit based (like a criterium race) over a set distance (whereas a criterium is for a set time, followed by a specified number of laps).
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Postby europa » Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:48 am

Rats, and here I was imagining all these frogs on pushbikes :roll:

Hang on, do they do these in France? :D

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Postby moosterbounce » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:27 pm

How can frogs enter a bike race in France? Hand cycle?

I remember seeing a National Lampoons cartoon of frogs on crutches and in wheelchairs heading out of a Franch restaurant :lol: The image has stuck with me for about 20 years so far, it was a classic.
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Postby europa » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:54 pm

moosterbounce wrote:How can frogs enter a bike race in France? Hand cycle?

I remember seeing a National Lampoons cartoon of frogs on crutches and in wheelchairs heading out of a Franch restaurant :lol: The image has stuck with me for about 20 years so far, it was a classic.


Umm Moo, the French are often referred to as 'Frogs' :wink:

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Postby inaminit » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:57 pm

LuckyPierre wrote:Inaminit nailed it - a kermesse race is circuit based (like a criterium race) over a set distance (whereas a criterium is for a set time, followed by a specified number of laps).


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Postby toolonglegs » Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:29 pm

I think they have a strong tradition in belgium with race distance around 100-160km.
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Postby moosterbounce » Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:02 pm

europa wrote:
Umm Moo, the French are often referred to as 'Frogs' :wink:

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I don't think that was what National Lampoons referred to them as :wink:
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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:12 pm

moosterbounce wrote:
europa wrote:
Umm Moo, the French are often referred to as 'Frogs' :wink:

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I don't think that was what National Lampoons referred to them as :wink:


My wife is a 50% Frog... and I still pay her out about pepe le poo and french farmers!...the other 50% is Spanish Gypsy...firey little thing :wink:
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Postby europa » Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:16 pm

toolonglegs wrote:
moosterbounce wrote:
europa wrote:
Umm Moo, the French are often referred to as 'Frogs' :wink:

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I don't think that was what National Lampoons referred to them as :wink:


My wife is a 50% Frog... and I still pay her out about pepe le poo and french farmers!...the other 50% is Spanish Gypsy...firey little thing :wink:


So this is why you're training to ride away very quickly :roll:

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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:21 pm

europa wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:
moosterbounce wrote:
europa wrote:
Umm Moo, the French are often referred to as 'Frogs' :wink:

Richard


I don't think that was what National Lampoons referred to them as :wink:


My wife is a 50% Frog... and I still pay her out about pepe le poo and french farmers!...the other 50% is Spanish Gypsy...firey little thing :wink:


So this is why you're training to ride away very quickly :roll:

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Actually I am one of the lucky ones...my wife pushes me out the door to go for a ride :D
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