Amsterdam 6 day

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Amsterdam 6 day

Postby fat and old » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:22 am

Watched day/night two last night on telly. First time I've watched one.

I'm a fan. Dunno if there's any comparison, but I'm off to Darebin tonight :)

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Re: Amsterdam 6 day

Postby find_bruce » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:10 am

Derny Driver will be along shortly to explain how it is just a shadow of the 6 day events where the riders actually rode for 6 days :D

But yes, its still pretty good

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Re: Amsterdam 6 day

Postby fat and old » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:30 am

No biggie. I'm just a shadow of my former self, so it works for me! :D

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Re: Amsterdam 6 day

Postby Derny Driver » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:25 am

find_bruce wrote:Derny Driver will be along shortly to explain how it is just a shadow of the 6 day events where the riders actually rode for 6 days :D

But yes, its still pretty good

haha :D :D
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Re: Amsterdam 6 day

Postby RonK » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:26 am

Be honest - you'd be going for the Belgian beer. :lol:
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Re: Amsterdam 6 day

Postby Derny Driver » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:06 pm

A six day is a cross between a rock concert and a bike race...
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