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    Rode the TDF TT course yesturday...

    Well sort of... I did watch 2 hours on my trainer with the TV volume down and the Ipod volume up. Very motivational! Kicked in level 4 and spun fast. Thought about puttin on my skin suit (like I really have one).
    Maybe next time I'll try the Alps and do a little standing up.

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    Never thought about training that way. I know that in July when the Tour's in full swing, I stay away from the trainer.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoke50 View Post
    Well sort of... I did watch 2 hours on my trainer with the TV volume down and the Ipod volume up. Very motivational! Kicked in level 4 and spun fast. Thought about puttin on my skin suit (like I really have one).
    Maybe next time I'll try the Alps and do a little standing up.
    You'll definitely need a skin suit if you do this too often

    This does sound like an excellent way to watch the races.
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    You'd think, with 15 or so TVs at the gym, at least one could be shoowing the TdF--but noooo....

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    I had a friend to did something similar during football (American football) games.
    Spin on the trainer, then sprint during the plays -- snap to play end -- as hard as he could.
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    I was pretty disappointed in reading this post, but at least I'm not jealous like I thought I would be.
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    Wonder how Levi would have done yesterday.......

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    I do a 17.0 mile standard ride once a week or so, and my PR is about 54:30, usually I do it at 58 minutes. These guys did 18.2 miles in the timetrial. The last place finisher was Wim Vansevenant (BEL), Silence-Lotto, who did it in 55:49. More than half the field did it in under 40 minutes. It amazes me how much better these guys are than me, and how weak and pathetic I really am.

    Cycling is the only sport I think where you can make realistic comparisons bewteen your own performance and the pros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
    Wonder how Levi would have done yesterday.......
    Hopefully he would have used better judgement than he did in choosing to join a team that had just completed a long series of embarassingly flagrant and consequential doping violations culminating in the likely tour winner being ejected.

    I don't know what Levi, Alberto and Johan were thinking, but I know that a college football recruit would have to assume that a NCAA team with that kind of baggage should be expecting some serious sanctions to come down. Changing coaches and players would not stop it from happening either.
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