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    Donating member Richard D's Avatar
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    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?
    Currently riding an MTB with a split personality - commuting, touring, riding for the sake of riding, on or off road :)

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    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 .

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





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    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?
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    I got dibs on Lanterne Rouge . . .



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    53 miles per burrito urban_assault's Avatar
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    speaking of jerseys, anyone received their Bike Forums jersey yet?

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    Joe posted a couple days ago, that he hasn't received them yet.
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    King of the down hills....

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

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

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

    (Just kidding...)
    No worries

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

    I was a domestique.

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    ill be the guy that drives the van with the bikes

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    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.

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    We're a bit thin on the ground - surely we've a sprinter or two amongst us?
    Currently riding an MTB with a split personality - commuting, touring, riding for the sake of riding, on or off road :)

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    I'd be All Rounder or King of the Mountians 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.
    Booyah!!

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