Flanders or Roubaix

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Flanders or Roubaix

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:09 am

Given the choice which would you drive 600km to see?.If you wouldn't drive that far to see a classic then you don't understand the question :D .
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Postby sogood » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:29 am

Flanders. With Roubaix, you'll just see a cloud of dust or have your car wheels bogged in mud. :wink:
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Postby Ant. » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:19 am

Roubaix, for that exact reason :D
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Postby RICHARDH » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:20 am

Roubaix, for that exact reason :D


+1 but why choose just one :wink:
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Postby Chuck » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:01 pm

If you can only do one I'd definitely go Roubaix. This race has totally captured me.

Hoping that SBS are doing live coverage again this year.
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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:15 pm

The reason I am leaning towards Roubaix is it is easier to see a good cobble section...and Flanders has only one or two really key points...but you can race around and see it more times...still not sure if I will go to one or the other or none...very keen thou!.
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Postby Matt_Matt » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:51 pm

Roubaix for sure.

But why drive? Take a week off and ride there and back and put some distance on martinjs.
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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:24 pm

Nice idea but I am a full time Dad...not sure I could tow a trailer that far!...plus it might be a bit chilly heading north doing 250km per day :D
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Postby Mulger bill » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:02 pm

You poor feller, what a heart rending choice to have to make :wink:

Roubaix for mine, there's just that "something" about that particular race.

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Postby muggah » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:32 pm

Roubaix because it's the [Phil Liggett voice]Queen of the classics...[/Phil Liggett voice] :P

Would it be possible to catch them going through the forest or an early section of cobbles (5 star of course!) and make it to somewhere near the velodrome for the finish?

We expect photos and an in-depth report of your day also :wink:
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Postby toolonglegs » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:35 pm

Wouldn't be as easy as tour of flanders as that loops back on itself alot...where as PR goes fairly straight...might see if I can go for the week and do some riding in between...plus then I also get to see Gent Wevelgem on the Wednesday..and lots of nights with Belgium Beer...But then have to explain why I need to go to Italy the month after...although that is a lot closer :D
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