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World Champs race course at risk

Postby il padrone » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:44 pm

http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/art ... _news.html

The race course for the World Road Cycling Championships at Geelong is under threat from the floodwaters on the Barwon River today. One moth to go - will they have to rebuild the bridge?

But catch the cr@p in the usual comments at the end :roll:
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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby jules21 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:40 am

as Davo said in the reader comments, the problem is that the race will not properly showcase geelong. they should change the rules to have bogans in their modified toranas doing laps of the course, buzzing the riders and yelling abuse at them. to keep it a level playing field, they could train the bogans to yell abuse in native tongues of the riders :)
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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby DaveOZ » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:44 am

Oh dear. Are people really that sad?
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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby jules21 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:50 am

have you been to norlane?
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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby hannos » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:51 am

oh my. How narrow-minded are some of those bogans in Geelong?
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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby zero » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:55 am

meh, its not like they don't close enough roads for motorsports in australia already.

There are at least 3 V8 meetings that take place on public roads, there is F1, and rallying in australia has to run pretty much every event right down to club level on public roads.
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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby il padrone » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:56 am

jules21 wrote:have you been to norlane?

Yeah, it's just north of Fairlane, isn't it? :lol: :lol:
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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby Uncle Grumpy » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:19 am

Don't you people get it?!

Foreigners are coming to Geelong and bringing something that they don't understand. That's not good!

If they take Geelong, Australia will fall!

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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby shiv » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:42 am

Dont forget Geelong has its annual Speed Trials which closes off the forshore so hot cars can do screaming laps all day.
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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby alex » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:53 am

it will take most of the bogans in geelong a week to stagger home from the MCG after their team loses the GF... wouldnt be too concerned about them, local bogans will be such a minority that weekend anyway.
if i get killed while out on my bike i dont want a 'memorial ride' by random punters i have never met.
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Postby DaveOZ » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:33 am

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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby redned » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:34 am

Alex:
they are not going to make it to the GF after Fremantle thumps them this Friday
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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby jules21 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:01 pm

redned wrote:they are not going to make it to the GF after Fremantle thumps them this Friday

Freo win in Melbourne? good luck with that
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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby Missy24 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:25 pm

This is why it was advertised as Melbourne 2010
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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby brentono » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:03 pm

Covered the main point here. :wink:
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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby trailgumby » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:20 pm

Those bogans on the Geelong Advertiser reader responses are precious aren't they? What a bunch of whinging ninnies. :lol:
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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby jules21 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:23 pm

those are probably your better class of bogan too, if they have worked out internet access.
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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby hannos » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:45 pm

This is a gold reply:

These type of comments are classic. The problem is Bogans just don't know they're Bogans (and
never will).
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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:50 pm

Them lycra shtickbundles jusht need to fit shome doof doof shtereos to their boikes an' they'll be fooly shikk. Maaaaaaate.

Now I know why I've never ridden around GLG :(
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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby AUbicycles » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:21 pm

We could get resourceful and turn the worlds into a Triathlon event
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World Champs race course at risk

Postby im_no_pro » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:57 pm

hannos wrote:oh my. How narrow-minded are some of those bogans in Geelong?


No more narrow minded than bogans in any other city...

shiv wrote:Dont forget Geelong has its annual Speed Trials which closes off the forshore so hot cars can do screaming laps all day.

You havent been to geelong for a while have you...
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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby shiv » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:25 am

im_no_pro wrote:

shiv wrote:Dont forget Geelong has its annual Speed Trials which closes off the forshore so hot cars can do screaming laps all day.

You havent been to geelong for a while have you...


Yeah realised not long after I posted it that they are no longer on. Worst still, when I really thought about it I can recall the old man saying he couldnt go anymore, and that was a good 10 years ago. My bad. :oops:
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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby Missy24 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:46 am

im_no_pro wrote:
hannos wrote:oh my. How narrow-minded are some of those bogans in Geelong?


No more narrow minded than bogans in any other city...

shiv wrote:Dont forget Geelong has its annual Speed Trials which closes off the forshore so hot cars can do screaming laps all day.

You havent been to geelong for a while have you...

Are you a little sooky that we are mocking Geelong? We could mock tassie ;)
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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby toofat » Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:16 pm

Australia has many stunningly scenic places worthy of a world champion bike race,
these suburbs of Geelong must be truly awesome
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Re: World Champs race course at risk

Postby brentono » Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:38 pm

And the point made, from my link back to the original Geelong Worlds post...
Conflicting Situation. :?:

As stated.
In order to meet the UCI’s strict criteria for the event there was no flexibility on the race course


So why stuff around with a possible flooded course?

Geelong may end up looking pretty foolish. :?
And from the competitors point of view, you would expect the race couse to be fixed, if only to know
what you are up against (as a rider), and make it an even playing field for All Teams. 8)
Could reflect badly on Australia, if it all comes apart at the seams. :wink:
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