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Old 05-22-11, 06:28 AM   #1
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Tour of California "spoiler"

Just seems appropriate, no?
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Old 05-22-11, 07:53 AM   #2
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I'm happy to say that I've just watched a recording of the stage and I enjoyed it.

Anybody who came on this forum without having yet seen it would have had that pleasure greatly reduced by your thread title. Have you never heard of the *SPOILER* convention? (I.e. something like "TOC - Mt Baldy stage - *SPOILER*")

Also - for people who want to avoid reading race results before watching recorded coverage, it would be better if you kept discussion of racing to the Professional Cycling For the Fans forum.
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Old 05-22-11, 09:09 AM   #3
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Ha ha! Yes a great day for the baldy's among us.

A fitting post for the Fifty+ forum, and the right place to get a good scolding too----Get off my lawn sonny!
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Perhaps I should of been more explicit. This was intended to be a humorous take on the fact that both those guys are balding, an appropriate subject for the 50+ forum, no? As for spoiler... oh well.
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Okay - I missed the joke! I didn't realise that Chris Horner was bald until he took his helmet off. It won't be long before I join him (in lack of hair that is - my racing prowess could be described in large print on the back of a postage stamp).


But ... you could still have written ToC joke (Warning contains *SPOILER*)
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Old 05-23-11, 07:47 AM   #6
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I can appreciate the humor, but agree that posting race results in thread titles is not the best form.
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Perhaps I should of been more explicit. This was intended to be a humorous take on the fact that both those guys are balding, an appropriate subject for the 50+ forum, no? As for spoiler... oh well.
"Oh well" ???? What kind of crap is that.
Due to some personal stuff going on in my life, I've tapes the ToC and about a week behind.
I was really looking forward to the Mt Baldy stage. Won't bother now. Thanks a heap, jerk.
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I'm sure glad I watched it last night, or I'd be pissed too! How about either editing the subject, or asking to have the thread deleted? There may still be people who don't want the results spoiled.
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WTF, so cranky! This was posted the day after the stage, I think it was totally appropriate to title the post this way. The stage was fun to watch, your problem if you can't watch it now. I really don't see the OP as the jerk here.
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I think it was totally appropriate to title the post this way.
You are wrong. 'Nuff said.
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Yeah, well I didn't intend to spoil anybody's fun. I record sporting events but it never bothered me to learn the outcome before watching them. I figure if it's done it's done and often check the news feeds just after an event to find out the results even if I've recorded them, so it just didn't occur to me at the time. I will endeavor to be more considerate of those to whom these things matter, but new is news and you can only hide from it for so long.

I figured if I pissed anybody off, it'd be the bald guys.
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I can take baldy jokes all day long, but spoil a pivotal mountain stage in July and risk being reduced to a pile of ashes.
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Well I'm not balding, but I do love the fact that Horner is one of the oldest racers and he KICK BUTT...
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That's why it wasn't a big deal to put the results in the tag line the day AFTER the stage, it was NOT a surprise that Horner and Leipheimer would win it. Anyone who couldn't predict that knows nothing about the race, or the sport.
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That's why it wasn't a big deal to put the results in the tag line the day AFTER the stage, it was NOT a surprise that Horner and Leipheimer would win it. Anyone who couldn't predict that knows nothing about the race, or the sport.
In a mountain stage that has one of the best young climbing talents in the world who may well have won last year's TdF but for an unfortunate chain drop (and may yet declared the winner), you say the outcome was obvious? There is no room in your view for the possibility that Schleck either had a bad day on Sierra Rd. or that his schedule called for a stronger ride on Mt. Baldy? I don't know. I think people could know a great deal about the sport and still not have predicted the results.

So, who will win the time trial at the Giro tomorrow?
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Ha ha, the tread started with an innocent little joke about two bald men and a mountain, sure went down hill fast! Sorry Looigi for the way it turned out, but I got a chuckle out of the humor this morning, thanks!.
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Hey...old bald cyclists is a pretty exclusive club. Leipheimer and Horner may be great riders, balding, and getting older, but they're not yet qualified for entry into the 50+ forum.

I'll be careful to not post anything about the outcome from American Idol and Dancing With the Stars either.
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Old 05-24-11, 06:13 AM   #18
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Hey, I just noticed over on Road Bike Cycling forums that they list news items along the right side of the screen on all of their forums including current race results with thumbnail pix. So, if you are concerned about spoilers, be very careful over there.
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I wasn't worried about spoilers since I was there at the top of the Ski Lifts climb on Baldy on race day. Great to see the finish, all the riders coming through at the summit, the podium ceremony, the interviews, etc.

All good! Hope they have a Mt. Baldy stage next year too! Great to see the pros riding the roads we ride all year around (well, except when there's too much snow on Baldy).

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Well I'm not balding, but I do love the fact that Horner is one of the oldest racers and he KICK BUTT...
...and he's cute, too!
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