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Old 05-11-07, 08:44 AM   #1
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Anyone else apply for the Discovery TdF Show?

Discovery HD Theater has been advertising for an upcoming show in which they are going to send two lucky candidates to France to ride several stages of the Tour de France. Part of the application process was to submit a three minute video telling about yourself.

OK, I'll admit it... I sent in an application and a video. It sounds like it would be fun and riding the stages of the Tour would be a memory to last a lifetime.

I uploaded my video to YouTube but I haven't posted the link here on BF because I'm still on the fence as to whether or not I can handle the, um, scrutiny that something like that would garner around here.

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I thought about it. Then racing season began, and it took the back burner.

I also remember posting my sprint video and being worked over by the usual suspects.

Pearls before swine.
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i dont have the nerve to even think about it but it would be awesome. I will keep my fingers crossed for you.
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You would do better to wear a short pink skirt and nothing else while bending over in a maximum security prison shower room than to post that link on BF. Unfortunately, now that people know it is SOMEWHERE on youtube, it will only be a matter of time before someone OTHER THAN YOU posts the link. Good luck all the same!
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Not Steve, but his competition!!
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http://dhd.discovery.com/tour-de-fra...de-france.html
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Old 05-11-07, 09:42 AM   #9
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Not Steve, but his competition!!

I almost feel bad for even thinking I could submit a video now. I HATE guilt trips!
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Not Steve, but his competition!!
With his tale of overcoming adversity, he'll not only win the competition, he'll goon to win the Tour one day, a year or two after Saul Raisin wins one.

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I almost feel bad for even thinking I could submit a video now. I HATE guilt trips!
C'mon, now. All you gotta do is fake a coma and a recovery. "And now, after coming back from my ordeal, with my love of cycling, I cannot be stopped. Watch me sprint to 40mph, b******!"
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Not Steve, but his competition!!
We will see that guy in the competition. What a story. Wow.
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I'm not exactly what one would call a "recreational cyclist".
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I thought about it. Then racing season began, and it took the back burner.

I also remember posting my sprint video and being worked over by the usual suspects.

Pearls before swine.
Your sprint video kicked ass and many people, myself included, said so.

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I'm not exactly what one would call a "recreational cyclist".
I know you're not. Unless pain is recreation. This competition is similar to the "Race to Replace" thing last year, right? I mean, you don't actually get to race in the TdF, but you get to work with the team, train in Europe, then train on your own. And then you ride some of the stages. That would be worth it, I think. I think you'd crush it. What's wrong with that?

I thought they were looking for up and coming racers. That's all.
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http://dhd.discovery.com/tour-de-fra...deo/apply.html

This one?
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you miss the point.
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Old 05-11-07, 12:17 PM   #19
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Not Steve, but his competition!!
That's very well done and compelling. Maybe a little on the sappy side for my tastes but wow that guy has a cool story to tell. I've got no chance against that dude.

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Check out the pictures on the bottom of the page. Why would Discovery have a shot of Tyler Hamilton and his huge ears on it's site?
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Check out the pictures on the bottom of the page. Why would Discovery have a shot of Tyler Hamilton and his huge ears on it's site?
they don't (at least on the link you provided).
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Hey guys- The I am the poster of the video you guys are talking about. I'm thrilled that it has brought about so much talk... I know you guys have mixed reactions about how I chose to put my story out there, but it's the absolute truth. My recovery has really only been fueled by riding the bike, and you bet I'd love to get out there and ride in France. But that's enough about me... I wish ALL of you the best of luck.
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Hey guys- The I am the poster of the video you guys are talking about. I'm thrilled that it has brought about so much talk... I know you guys have mixed reactions about how I chose to put my story out there, but it's the absolute truth. My recovery has really only been fueled by riding the bike, and you bet I'd love to get out there and ride in France. But that's enough about me... I wish ALL of you the best of luck.
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Inspirational story, and great video. I hope you are chosen.
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You would do better to wear a short pink skirt and nothing else while bending over in a maximum security prison shower room than to post that link on BF. Unfortunately, now that people know it is SOMEWHERE on youtube, it will only be a matter of time before someone OTHER THAN YOU posts the link. Good luck all the same!

Found it. Cute kids!

Good luck, hope you make it into the competition.
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Found it. Cute kids!

Good luck, hope you make it into the competition.
+1

but go back, and insert a scan of the 'before' (pre-cycling zimbo) shot. researchers and producers love that stuff.
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