1962 Tour de France

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1962 Tour de France

Postby Hamster » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:15 pm

It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the perfection of the bicycle was the greatest achievement of the nineteenth century.
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Re: 1962 Tour de France

Postby scratchman » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:04 pm

thanks for posting those hamster, a few things stood out for me, no helmets on the cyclists or motor
bike riders/ passengers.
the riders stopping to "liberate" some goodies.
the mention of doping.
the lovely bikes
the always fascinating scenery and locals
the weird collection of vehicles
thanks again
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Re: 1962 Tour de France

Postby Mustang » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:35 pm

Thanks for posting.
Vid 1, What a blast, all those beautiful steelys.

Vid 2 amphetamines on a hot day :( Strap them to the side of a chopper & off

How about the Ambulance sporting advertising?
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Re: 1962 Tour de France

Postby frailer5 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:39 pm

Thanks for posting that, hamster. Beautiful steelies indeed. Favourite bit had to be the 'drinks raid'. :lol: What a contrast to today's corporate/orchestrated affair.

My eye was caught by Cancellara's Descent in the thumbnails at the end, for anyone into watching descents. A contemporary vid though. I swear I was leaning in the chair as he took the bends. :oops: Now why didn't they do something like that in Cinerama in 1962? :)
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Re: 1962 Tour de France

Postby pentlandexile » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:44 pm

Do you think the 'doped rider comes to a standstill and falls off bike' stuff is real, or staged?

Also in the sidebar, 1977 Alpe d'Huez stage. Heartbreak for Van Impe! Worth watching if you like seeing exhausted Belgians slapping massive gears up the Alpe. And check out how wide the finishing strait is.
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Re: 1962 Tour de France

Postby munga » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:23 pm

nice find, hamster.
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