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Wilchemy 07-13-06 06:54 AM

Gerro doing some good work on the front of the bunch tonight.

jock 07-13-06 06:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Wilchemy
Gerro doing some good work on the front of the bunch tonight.

So is classic1 it would seem. Wait till Mr Matagi gets home!!!

jiggy jiggy indeed!

jock 07-13-06 07:00 AM

go voekler

... I'm going to have to add him to team OV as a mirror rider (his name starts with "VO") :D

bbw 07-13-06 07:14 AM

Evening all
 
what have I missed?

jock 07-13-06 07:15 AM

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Originally Posted by jock
go voekler

... I'm going to have to add him to team OV as a mirror rider (his name starts with "VO") :D


Bugger, he's cracked within sight of the leaders

Wilchemy 07-13-06 07:15 AM

Don't sign him up too soon jock, I think his fuel tank may be getting very empty :)

jock 07-13-06 08:36 AM

Bugger. Menchov then??? :lol:

lotek 07-13-06 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by jock
Bugger. Menchov then??? :lol:

I think so, I'm picking him for podium come next sunday.

marty

jock 07-13-06 08:42 AM

Sorry Marty, I'm not at all being serious. Team OV is in serious trouble this year.

classic1 07-13-06 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by jock
So is classic1 it would seem. Wait till Mr Matagi gets home!!!

jiggy jiggy indeed!

That was Gabriel. I speak French like the Swedish Chef speaks Swedish!

mrkott3r 07-13-06 05:03 PM

hmmm Cadel had problems keeping up at the end. He didn't crack but he couldn't keep up. Whats Menchov's Time trial like?

climbo 07-13-06 05:05 PM

What was Horner doing? Cadel's protection man finished almost last !! Bloody Yanks are gonna ruin our Cadel's chances of the Yellow !! :D

ed073 07-13-06 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by mrkott3r
hmmm Cadel had problems keeping up at the end. He didn't crack but he couldn't keep up. Whats Menchov's Time trial like?



Geez.....Cadel had the hurt face on 100%.

HDTVKSS 07-13-06 05:06 PM

i thought he did pretty damn well. no real need to chase even though i dont think he oculd have followed at the end. plenty of climbing left in the tour.

didnt discovery just blow up, no 8 straight for them.

matagi 07-13-06 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by classic1
Bonjour moi petite madamoiselle

Alors, je t'adore tu, matagi. Voulez vous couchez avec moi? Non? Non jig a jiggy avec Gabriel? Merde!!!! Well ferque off then.

Au Revoir

Gabriel Gate

Gabriel, je regrette, mais je non parle pas francais. Monsieur Matagi demande - ou habite tu?

mrkott3r 07-13-06 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by climbo
What was Horner doing? Cadel's protection man finished almost last !! Bloody Yanks are gonna ruin our Cadel's chances of the Yellow !! :D

I thought it pretty funny after the interview he gave at the beginning of the coverage, "Im Cadel's protection blah blah blah." Then he basically doesnt make it over the first climb with him. Hopefully he'll come good in the Alpes. He bloody wanna, or he'll have an angry bunch of Aussies after him.



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Originally Posted by HDTVKSS
i thought he did pretty damn well. no real need to chase even though i dont think he oculd have followed at the end. plenty of climbing left in the tour.

didnt discovery just blow up, no 8 straight for them.


Cadel even says he favours the Pyrenees, so for him to finish like that, is interesting. Cadel isn't the most aggressive rider in the tour either.

Looks like discovery is having a year off this year. Hincapie is funny to watch. He gets dropped the motorbike is filming him, and you swear Hincapie looks like he is just going to the coffee shop.

62vette 07-13-06 05:28 PM

M. Matagi n'est pas heureux. Gabriel est dans une pile de merde

62vette 07-13-06 05:30 PM

Sur votre vélo Gabriel

HDTVKSS 07-13-06 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by mrkott3r

Cadel even says he favours the Pyrenees, so for him to finish like that, is interesting. Cadel isn't the most aggressive rider in the tour either.

Looks like discovery is having a year off this year. Hincapie is funny to watch. He gets dropped the motorbike is filming him, and you swear Hincapie looks like he is just going to the coffee shop.

So finishing 4th on a stage that fractured majorly isnt agressive? :rolleyes:

mrkott3r 07-13-06 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by HDTVKSS
So finishing 4th on a stage that fractured majorly isnt agressive? :rolleyes:


not when he didnt make an attack :rolleyes:

HDTVKSS 07-13-06 05:53 PM

he didnt need to attack? its a long race and he wasnever going to drop Landis on this stage... leipheimer was looking for a stage win, hes well out of contention for GC.

the further down the order of theline you are the harder it is to respond to an attack. he did v well.

thunder 07-13-06 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by mrkott3r
Cadel even says he favours the Pyrenees, so for him to finish like that, is interesting. Cadel isn't the most aggressive rider in the tour either.

Finishing climb was only 6%,he likes it steeper. Pyrenean stages are usually steeper and shorter climbs, his style. The final climb was a power climbers climb, long not too steep, allowed ryhtm. LAndis just dominated. Very strong.

Evans has to make a move on alpe d'huez if he wants to win. The 8% climb is in his strikezone.


Alps are better quality roads, wider, not as steep, but longer and higher. Evans prefers the Pyrenees, probably a legacy of his MTB days. Steep, more narrow roads, less quality bitumen.

Not sure the realtive swtichbackness... but if switchbackness implies less % steepness, Alps might have more switcbacks, but they can break up rythm, depending on the tightness. so another contradiction,

classic1 07-13-06 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by matagi
Gabriel, je regrette, mais je non parle pas francais. Monsieur Matagi demande - ou habite tu?

Err Gabriel live in Greenland. Very long way. Unfortunately I unable to meet avec Monseuir Matagi.:o


:D

wattsy_rules 07-13-06 06:11 PM

So playing around with the bike last night changing the old cables cause the old ones were a bit rusty. Undid the cable stay on the front derrailleur and filings drop to the floor...uh oh, that can't be good. Anyway, I change the cable and went to tighten up the cable stay when, "Oh Sh*t, the screw has threaded itself". I then got the screw out and lot's of filings fall to the floor... The bracket has also threaded and now doesn't tighten up..."OF F*CK!!!" Spanners etc bounce off the walls while I try and work out what to do.

thunder 07-13-06 06:12 PM

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That's strong.

George Gregan is freakishly powerful....can squat 400lbs. Tiger Woods can bench 300 as well.

Triple jumping preacher Jonathon Edwards + 300lbs bench

He was all of 65 kgs and skinny.


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