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Re: Giro

Postby Allkai » Wed May 26, 2010 11:15 am

toolonglegs wrote:Cadel had 34/27 combo on and Basso had 36/29.


In his diary, Cadel says some were on 34/29 for the TT!

Wow!
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Re: Giro

Postby damonik » Wed May 26, 2010 11:37 am

We're still just mortals

That's some serious climbing!
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Re: Giro

Postby ooga_boogah » Wed May 26, 2010 1:20 pm

The Age report says that the motorbike following Basso fell twice. What happened? Is there a video of the motorbike crashes? :lol:
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Re: Giro

Postby jules21 » Wed May 26, 2010 1:31 pm

it was on gravel, so i'm assuming the bike slipped.
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Re: Giro

Postby hannos » Wed May 26, 2010 1:53 pm

ooga_boogah wrote:The Age report says that the motorbike following Basso fell twice. What happened? Is there a video of the motorbike crashes? :lol:


One picture I saw showed the bike on gravel on part of the steeper sections. Try ridign at 15km/h up steep gravel roads ;)

Oh adn the support guy was running after Basso with his equipment :))
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Re: Giro

Postby HAKS » Wed May 26, 2010 5:05 pm

Photos 2 & 3 :lol:

http://photos.grahamwatson.com/RaceUpda ... 9752_uTGWG

Pinotti's mechanic pedalling his spare bike after the motorbike carrying him broke down.

and another one;

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Re: Giro

Postby sogood » Wed May 26, 2010 5:19 pm

HAKS wrote:Pinotti's mechanic pedalling his spare bike after the motorbike carrying him broke down.
and another one;
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Poor guy! Try running at 15km/h on the flat and then do it at 10-20% gradient whilst pushing a bike with a motorbike helmet on. :mrgreen:
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Re: Giro

Postby HAKS » Wed May 26, 2010 6:57 pm

sogood wrote:
HAKS wrote:Pinotti's mechanic pedalling his spare bike after the motorbike carrying him broke down.
and another one;

Poor guy! Try running at 15km/h on the flat and then do it at 10-20% gradient whilst pushing a bike with a motorbike helmet on. :mrgreen:


The HTC mechanic is doing it harder, he is riding the spare with a Moto helmet :lol:
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Re: Giro

Postby bongo » Wed May 26, 2010 9:49 pm

sogood wrote:
HAKS wrote:Pinotti's mechanic pedalling his spare bike after the motorbike carrying him broke down.
and another one;
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Poor guy! Try running at 15km/h on the flat and then do it at 10-20% gradient whilst pushing a bike with a motorbike helmet on. :mrgreen:


That picture does not do the hill justice.12.9 kms in just over 40 mins does though.
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Re: Giro

Postby hannos » Thu May 27, 2010 8:46 am

bongo wrote:That picture does not do the hill justice.12.9 kms in just over 40 mins does though.


I watch the highlightrs on SBS last night and none of the footage really conveyed the steepness of those hills. Wife was sitting there say it doesn't look very steep.
You coudl tell it was though from the look on the guys faces.
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Re: Giro

Postby Richard.L » Thu May 27, 2010 3:51 pm

It may be general knowledge but why do half the riders have a little bandage thing across their nose?
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Re: Giro

Postby Strawburger » Thu May 27, 2010 4:08 pm

Richard.L wrote:It may be general knowledge but why do half the riders have a little bandage thing across their nose?


it's to open the nostrils a little more to get greater air in if needed.

Robbie Fowler (Football) brought this product into the footballing spotlight about 10 years ago when playing for Liverpool. It's a bit like a bandaid with plastic on it. I had a go quite a few years ago and it works quite well for those who have collapsed nostrils or problems with that airway passage. Some did fall away if you sweat a lot.
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Re: Giro

Postby toolonglegs » Thu May 27, 2010 4:10 pm

Supposed to open up the airways a bit more in the nose....also can help people who snore a lot :lol: .
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Re: Giro

Postby MichaelB » Fri May 28, 2010 10:03 am

HAKS wrote:
The HTC mechanic is doing it harder, he is riding the spare with a Moto helmet :lol:


That has to be the picture of the Giro :D :D
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Re: Giro

Postby toolonglegs » Fri May 28, 2010 4:34 pm

MichaelB wrote:
HAKS wrote:
The HTC mechanic is doing it harder, he is riding the spare with a Moto helmet :lol:


That has to be the picture of the Giro :D :D



Except he isn't an HTC rider and the guy running is not a mechanic but the DS :wink: .
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Re: Giro

Postby damonik » Fri May 28, 2010 4:37 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Except he isn't an HTC rider and the guy running is not a mechanic but the DS :wink: .


I think they're talking about this pic TLL

http://photos.grahamwatson.com/RaceUpda ... uTGWG-A-LB
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Re: Giro

Postby Strawburger » Fri May 28, 2010 4:41 pm

Hopefully the next two nights viewing aren't going to be the leaders marking each other holding out for the 15km time trial.

My prediction: tonight the leaders watching each others form so tomorrow night they can attack each other gaining enough time so the time trial is a formality.

Looking forward to it no matter what eventuates!
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Re: Giro

Postby toolonglegs » Fri May 28, 2010 4:42 pm

:lol: ...sorry,I hadn't seen that one...pretty funny.
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Re: Giro

Postby damonik » Fri May 28, 2010 6:04 pm

Stolen from the Broom Wagon

If Caisse D'Epargne's employee of the month award is not sitting on his desk by the end of May, Australia's Neil Stephens should be one unhappy directeur sportif. With team cars banned on Tuesday, Stephens braved the Plan de Corones with only a bike wheel and an amusingly large helmet. He powers into view behind David Arroyo at around 1.08.
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Re: Giro

Postby hannos » Fri May 28, 2010 9:11 pm

Are my calculations correct and the Giro coverage starts within an hour?

Ouch, just saw BMC are down 4 riders and liquigas have a full team still. Cadel's got his work cut out for him indeed!
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Re: Giro

Postby toolonglegs » Fri May 28, 2010 11:47 pm

OMGosh...anyone else think this race is going to be blown to bits once they hit the Mortirolo?... :D .
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Re: Giro

Postby norbs » Sat May 29, 2010 12:06 am

toolonglegs wrote:OMGosh...anyone else think this race is going to be blown to bits once they hit the Mortirolo?... :D .



If Cuddles doesnt have a red hot go, I reckon he is gone.
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Re: Giro

Postby toolonglegs » Sat May 29, 2010 12:11 am

Arroyo popping on the very first slopes :shock: ...Richie out the back...
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Re: Giro

Postby toolonglegs » Sat May 29, 2010 12:20 am

pop pop pop...Cadel is next :cry: .
Crap have to go get the kids from school....I don't think Cadel will be there when I get back.
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Re: Giro

Postby norbs » Sat May 29, 2010 12:23 am

toolonglegs wrote:pop pop pop...Cadel is next :cry: .
Crap have to go get the kids from school....I don't think Cadel will be there when I get back.



Looks gone now. He keeps grinding those big gears.
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