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Re: My Tour de France

Postby RobertFrith » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:57 pm

Great set of pics, love the empty pool shot. Very jealous :mrgreen:
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:40 pm

Cheers Robert... lots of pools in every hotel, the last hotel had an indoor ocean, but too cold to swim!.
No sign of your derailleur yet btw.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:57 pm

toolonglegs wrote: I did spend a lot of time outside the Anti-dopage caravan though waiting for riders to pee :lol: . Sometimes that took up to 75 minutes :shock: .

I would be the same. It takes me forever to dribble a couple of drops out for screening at work. Yet as soon as I walk out of the screening clinic I go to a public toilet a piss like a fountain :lol:
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:10 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
toolonglegs wrote: I did spend a lot of time outside the Anti-dopage caravan though waiting for riders to pee :lol: . Sometimes that took up to 75 minutes :shock: .

I would be the same. It takes me forever to dribble a couple of drops out for screening at work. Yet as soon as I walk out of the screening clinic I go to a public toilet a piss like a fountain :lol:

One of our guys must have pee'd 6 times during the final stage, much like the TDF they cruised until the finishing circuits were reached. Probably why he had nothing left! :lol: . Unlike peeing anywhere you like in France, in Muslim countries they were quite strict with were you could go... there were a few fines handed out!.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby Strawburger » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:12 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Pretty funny... soigneur for 10 days on a little team at the Tour de Maroc ( who did rather well I must say :D ) and I get a off the cuff job offer from a certain danish team who was there as well... be funny having the Chicken as a boss :mrgreen: .
Bloody hard work this soigneur gig though... 10 eighteen hour days in a row :| .


Good to read you are still living the dream, even if it involves a little bit of hard work in return!

Love the photos too.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toppity » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:44 pm

great photos TLL. Great experience as well I reckon. I love the glamour shot of the pool with the cow in the background. :D
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby ft_critical » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:38 pm

Better than a video that was... 8)
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:15 pm

Here's a video for you FT ... I filmed it, Sim ( one of the riders ) put it together.
Hopefully he will do another couple as there was some fun footage from the other stages too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs1weQv1 ... e=youtu.be
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby ft_critical » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:40 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Here's a video for you FT ...


Quite an escape, but a pretty solid parcours on that rider. His legs looked fried at the end.

What is a grit scooter?
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:23 pm

Good filming mate
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:32 pm

ft_critical wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:Here's a video for you FT ...


Quite an escape, but a pretty solid parcours on that rider. His legs looked fried at the end.

What is a grit scooter?


Yeah I don't think many knew it was going to be such a hard stage, there was hardly any flat ground anywhere. But Mathieu is a pretty solid ex-pro... after 4 Giros it can't be that bad :lol: .
Grit Scooter... no idea, one of those stunt Razor type things... must be a sponsor.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toppity » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:54 am

really good stuff. What an escape. He seems so laid back. It never ceases to amaze me how these guys can stay away for that long. I struggle to get off the front of B grade Vets for more than a kilo. :D

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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:51 pm

He was relaxed but suffering bad... Soon as he tried to put down a little extra power he started cramping... But he also totally exploded the race. There were 2 riders 7 minutes behind... Then there was a chase group of about 15 (with two of ours in ) about 12 minutes down... After that most finished 40 minutes down.
It meant that for the next eight days we only really had to mark less than 10 riders... The rest we could give 20 minutes to in a breakaway!...So in the end 2nd and 3rd place started protecting their places... Which was lucky as by the end the rest of the boys were destroyed from protecting the yellow.
Certainly made for an exciting 10 days :-)
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby thecaptn » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:57 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Image
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You should have called yourself threelonglegs, you're one big dude :shock:
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:18 pm

You know now why he keeps breaking bike bits.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Wed May 01, 2013 12:11 am

thecaptn wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:Image


You should have called yourself threelonglegs, you're one big dude :shock:[/quote]
that's my pron name ;-)
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby MarkG » Wed May 01, 2013 12:27 am

Ol tripod eh :grin:
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Sun May 12, 2013 1:39 pm

Nice pic someone emailed from last Thursday... must tidy up those cables now I've slammed the stem :mrgreen:
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby Strawburger » Mon May 13, 2013 9:08 am

Most of the photos I've seen of you in races you are on the front dishing out pain. Love it!
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Sun May 26, 2013 5:39 pm

No dishing out pain in these ones... well down the back just trying to survive ( gastro didn't help :lol: )...
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What's left of the 120 who started on Saturday... by Monday there waere only 72 who finished
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Everyone is glad it is over ... 3 days in the rain and cold is pretty miserable!
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby foo on patrol » Sun May 26, 2013 6:08 pm

You look slightly um stoofed TLL. :lol:

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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Sun May 26, 2013 6:50 pm

Rooted cuz!... still haven't properly recovered 5 days later!. Which is the worry because the next one is in 3 weeks and it is A LOT harder :| .
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby mikesbytes » Mon May 27, 2013 8:48 pm

Using both sides of the road, that's so cool
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Mon May 27, 2013 10:39 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Using both sides of the road, that's so cool

The lead motos "force" the cars to park up well ahead of us... isn't that how it works in Oz? :mrgreen:
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby mikesbytes » Tue May 28, 2013 6:31 am

I wish. At Ken Dinnerval on Sunday, the other side of the road would of been so useful
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