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Re: My Tour de France

Postby sogood » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:30 pm

toolonglegs wrote::lol: as much as I like Melbourne there just isn't enough work there.This has always been my problem.If I lived in Paris I would be working now.I need to live in the media capitals of a country.

Then start your "Tour de Paris"... We'll talk again in 3 years. :wink:
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:41 pm

sogood wrote:
toolonglegs wrote::lol: as much as I like Melbourne there just isn't enough work there.This has always been my problem.If I lived in Paris I would be working now.I need to live in the media capitals of a country.

Then start your "Tour de Paris"... We'll talk again in 3 years. :wink:

Paris is a nice place to visit...not interested in living in a super expensive shoe box thou.If I wanted to do that I would prefer New York :D .
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby Chuck » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:00 pm

toolonglegs wrote:
sogood wrote:
toolonglegs wrote::lol: as much as I like Melbourne there just isn't enough work there.This has always been my problem.If I lived in Paris I would be working now.I need to live in the media capitals of a country.

Then start your "Tour de Paris"... We'll talk again in 3 years. :wink:

Paris is a nice place to visit...not interested in living in a super expensive shoe box thou.If I wanted to do that I would prefer New York :D .


Sounds like he doesn't want you in Sydney :P

I hope you can sort out your back and put some hurt on us TNFPR's when you get back :twisted: :D
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:21 pm

I would love to...but I will be a wee while off that I'm afraid.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby sogood » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:24 pm

Chuck wrote:Sounds like he doesn't want you in Sydney :P

I foresee too much pain coming this way. :shock:
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby giwi2 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:01 pm

TLL,

what about Perth. Not exactly sure what you do but things are really starting to crank here across a number of sectors - not just Oil and Mining but that has been helping.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:23 pm

Hi Giwi,I am a photographer...sort of need to be based where all the magazine and agencies are, because of the type of photography I do.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:35 am

Not many post left in this thread!.
One year ago I did the Grand Bisou (big kiss) 135km with 1500m climbing in 4h8m in strong wind.
Today I did the little kiss in 1h54m for 56km with 550m climbing...29.something average.
Oh what a difference a year makes!...last year I finished in terrible pain...this year I didn't :D .
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby Chuck » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:03 am

toolonglegs wrote:Not many post left in this thread!.
One year ago I did the Grand Bisou (big kiss) 135km with 1500m climbing in 4h8m in strong wind.
Today I did the little kiss in 1h54m for 56km with 550m climbing...29.something average.
Oh what a difference a year makes!...last year I finished in terrible pain...this year I didn't :D .


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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:42 am

Great day...for the last 15 months or so I have seen my local climb from my balcony...Col des Portes (en Bugey) is 50km to the summit from my house...about 1000meters climbing in total.Everytime I looked at it I would be like "if only I could do it 1 more time!".
So today I did :D .1st time up it since maybe March 2010...and 1st 100km+ ride since April 2010...woohoo!.
Wasn't easy...but down to fitness...not back pain!.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby foo on patrol » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:18 am

Show off! :mrgreen:

Good that all is going well for you TLL. 8)
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:32 am

Cheers Foo...been a long time!.Last two weeks I have started to feel good.Might be able to put some hurt down on club rides soon.
But they did offer me the sole place in Cat1 for the club crit in 2 weeks time.Only one person per grade gets to ride cause we are a small club and there are so many cross roads to cover!.But I think I might turn that down...might be a bit embarrassing.I think I could finish a Cat4 race now..that's something right :lol: .
Lot of excess weight to lose!.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby cpical » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:18 pm

Fantastic! 8) What was the cause of all your troubles, in the end? And were you not moving back to Australia?
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:58 pm

Step in the right direction TTL, great to hear mate
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby tomns » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:02 pm

Awesome work mate, happy to hear you are able to head out for a spin

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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:56 pm

cpical wrote:Fantastic! 8) What was the cause of all your troubles, in the end? And were you not moving back to Australia?


Maybe not,HOPEFULLY we will know in the next week what is happening.If we are leaving at the end of July.But we have given notice on our house here and someone is moving in on first of August...and you know how complicated things can get in France finding new dwellings in a hurry!.
Cause of all my troubles....no idea!.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:57 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Step in the right direction TTL, great to hear mate


BIG step....a hell of a lot of weight to lose but at least I am riding 4 hours plus again no problem!.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:58 pm

tomns wrote:Awesome work mate, happy to hear you are able to head out for a spin

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Cheers Tom...yeah feels bloody good!.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby Chuck » Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:40 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Col des Portes (en Bugey) is 50km to the summit from my house...about 1000meters climbing in total.


Nice 8) you're not going to find anything like that in Sydney :( . Did you take some pics from that climb at last years Tour ??
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:56 pm

Chuck wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:Col des Portes (en Bugey) is 50km to the summit from my house...about 1000meters climbing in total.


Nice 8) you're not going to find anything like that in Sydney :( . Did you take some pics from that climb at last years Tour ??

No,there is a similar named climb in thé alpes...but it is col des portes vs col de porte. I did taie photos on thé alpine one in the 2009tdf though.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby MichaelB » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:23 am

Great to hear TLL that things seem to be back on track. Must have been some hard times there though.

Look fwd to hearing even better news soon !!!
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:41 pm

Cheers 8)
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby ireland57 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:53 pm

Fantastic news there TLL.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby Le Velo » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:10 pm

Hi toolonglegs,

Am fairly new on this board and been reading some of your story and you are one lucky one.
What town are you in precisely? I was born in rumilly and used to live in seyssel which is probably not too far from where you are from some of the descriptions you had from your travel (just before annecy) I haven't been back home for about 5 years now but plan to do so shortly and taken the bike home for some good cycling trips.
I have fond memories from when I was a child of thentournde France going through town ..... What an experience it was
The food ....mmmm miss it so much but the fondue and Raclette can be a bit fattening
Indeed winter goes for a long time but what an experience youngest have over there.....make the most of it and enjoy :)
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:56 pm

Cheers Ireland...about time too!.

Le velo....I know where Seyssel...you get pretty close to it when you do a Grand Columbier / Col de Richmond loop.When you get back home make sure you head up there.The Grand Columbier from that side is not so bad,well it is still a huge climb but not as nasty as the western side....there is one section that averages 19% for two km's...makes you want to cry like a baby!.I can see it from my house on a clear day...it is the only mountain I can see over the top of the Bugey range apart from Mont Blanc.Beautiful countryside!.
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