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Richard D 07-04-02 09:25 AM

TDF - Team BikeForums
 
Okay,

it's 2003 and the Tour De France wildcard selection is truly wild: :)

BikeForums have been invited to put a team together impressed by the 'team' jerseys (hey I said they were wild).

Where do you see your strengths in the team?

King of the Mountains?

Time Trialist?

Sprinter?

All rounder?


Okay, I know I'd be trailing behind the broom wagon on the prologue, relegating myself to sterilizing the team bidons for the rest of the race :) But where would you be?

urban_assault 07-04-02 09:53 AM

If I'm on form, I'd go for the king of the mountains jersey. I'm not much of a sprinter. Otherwise, I'd be a domestique helping pull in the breakaway. I'm so used to carrying things that toting a few waterbottles to my teammates wouldn't be such a big deal:) .

Guest 07-04-02 11:27 AM

I think I'd be in the ambulance, personally.....

;)



Koffee

ljbike 07-04-02 11:49 AM

Richard, I'd either be your assistant or aiding Koffee in the ambulance, or, and this is more likely, I'd be wheezing and weaving around lost at the back of the pack during every stage. In between stages I'd be stumbling around showing off the team Jersey trying to hit on any geriatric groupy that may be available.

Seriously, I'm curious to see what some of our racers will have to say -- which is why you posted in the first place!

We have one king of the mountains; Do we have two?

lotek 07-04-02 12:08 PM

I got dibs on Lanterne Rouge . . .

:roflmao:

Marty

urban_assault 07-04-02 02:54 PM

speaking of jerseys, anyone received their Bike Forums jersey yet?

ljbike 07-04-02 03:00 PM

Joe posted a couple days ago, that he hasn't received them yet.

Scooby Snax 07-04-02 04:44 PM

King of the down hills....

"More Ice please?"

MediaCreations 07-04-02 06:27 PM

I'm happy to be the media representative as long as you let me come out on a few training rides before the tour.

urban_assault 07-04-02 07:51 PM

Quote:

Joe posted a couple days ago, that he hasn't received them yet.
thanks! I missed that one.:)

LittleBigMan 07-04-02 09:33 PM

I'll be on the sidelines, thank you, drinking beer and trying to grab a cyclist's jersey as he passes...

(Just kidding...)

Chris L 07-04-02 09:40 PM

I'd be going for K.O.M for sure! I don't know about the rest of it though. Maybe I'd just go home when the mountain stages were done.

RegularGuy 07-04-02 09:50 PM

A year or two back Bicycling Magazine published a self-test: What kind of Tour rider are you?

I was a domestique. :(

Always a bridesmaid and never a bride.

WorldIRC 07-04-02 09:55 PM

ill be the guy that drives the van with the bikes

MediaCreations 07-04-02 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by LittleBigMan
I'll be on the sidelines, thank you, drinking beer and trying to grab a cyclist's jersey as he passes...

(Just kidding...)

Trying to grab a cyclist's jersey? Why not standing on the sidelines during a sprint at the end of the stage? Then just at the right moment step into the road with your camera. You'll get a really good shot and end up on news around the world.

Richard D 07-05-02 02:26 AM

We're a bit thin on the ground - surely we've a sprinter or two amongst us? :)

fubar5 07-05-02 07:28 PM

I'd be All Rounder or King of the Mountians :D MY weakerst point is sprints, because I'm not that big and don't have quick fiber muscles. I find however, if I start a little bit before the sprint, I can hang tough, because after I get a second wind of sorts.


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