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    Tour of Belgium

    Starts today.

    Just saw a black cat get run over by Vacansoleil rider. It wasn't pretty, and I don't even like cats.

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    I hope that Vacansoleil rider is not superstitious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlfreddy View Post
    I hope that Vacansoleil rider is not superstitious!
    he's a bike racer, of course he is.

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    Love the black leaders jersey.

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    ivanov for the win (with a slightly premature celebration).

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    video from the last km here.

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    pls post video of the black cat incident.

    kthx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    pls post video of the black cat incident.

    kthx
    will have to check. it was nasty.

    poor little thing, doing a death rattle (in slow motion) on the side of the road.

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    Wow, Ivanov almost lost that.
    Confidence can bite you in the arse sometimes, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YMCA View Post
    Wow, Ivanov almost lost that.
    Confidence can bite you in the arse sometimes, eh?
    better too much than too little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    pls post video of the black cat incident.

    kthx
    no pics, but here's the video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    Starts today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    Just saw a black cat get run over by Vacansoleil rider. It wasn't pretty, and I don't even like cats.
    I like the pesky critters as long as they don't rip my hands and arms to shreds after asking for a scratch, in which case they instantly transform into futballs/footballs.

    Squirrels have run into my wheels and bounced off. One of them missed the wheel and I rolled over it. I looked back and it was writhing and squirming. Broken back I suppose. If possible, I aim for them directly and make a loud noise and they get out of the way...at the last moment of course.

    Now, to get back on topic, I'll be watching 2 races today (Ronde van BelgiŽ and Ronde van ItaliŽ) and, oh yeah, working. This'll be a first.

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    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

    Viscount Aerospace Pro Trek 770 Cannondale Synapse

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    Quote Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
    my link is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post

    So?
    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

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    So what happened to McEwen?
    Saw him get off his bike with what looked like a cramp, but then saw some nasty thing coming out his knee.
    Maybe a bystander with a sign (ala Hushovd).

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    according to sporza, he hit a bollard, and tore ligaments below the knee (i believe it was an open wound).

    it wasn't looking good when he couldn't clip out of his pedal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    according to sporza, he hit a bollard, and tore ligaments below the knee (i believe it was an open wound).

    it wasn't looking good when he couldn't clip out of his pedal.
    what's a bollard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quijibo187 View Post
    what's a bollard?
    an amsterdammertje.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    an amsterdammertje.

    To save him the struggle:


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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    an amsterdammertje.
    ahhh... that makes more sense...... I guess I'll stop being lazy and google it.

    edit: whew that was close. thanks fixedgearhead
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    Anyone big in this race that I'll be seeing at the TdF? I'm too busy to do any research on my own, which is why I'm aksing.

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    yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    yes.
    Perhaps correct, but incomplete.

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    I guess the cat was already run over 8 times before. Must have hurt every single time.
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