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Old 06-18-03, 06:13 PM   #1
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BF Team in TdF?

Hey All

Having lurked for some considerable time before joining, I have the feeling that there is enough talent around here to assemble a pretty darned good list of personnel (at least as back-up and management) for a Tour de France team. And with TdF just around the corner (or over the next hill), I thought it would be good to see who you thought should, could, would be on that list.

Me? I figure that for TdF these days, the most important choice is a good doc. Well, cbhungry gets my vote there. Then the chief mechanic -- well who can go past Rev.Chuck. Web promotions master Joe, of course. Diet and nutrition RTWD. ChrisL as the sanity inspector. Aerobics Koffee...

I've run out of ideas.

What about a motivational coach, a top-notch organiser, team manager, massager of souls and bodies, and there must be a place for A.Troll there as entertainment director, too...

Let's go to it boys and girls and let your imaginations run wild (but nicely)!

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Old 06-18-03, 07:02 PM   #2
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Well our TdF team definitely needs some downhilling talent. You see those wimps taking the road down the Alps...? I bet KleinMP99 and some of da boyz could take the direct route and get us some surprise stage wins. The UCI doesn't forbid full-squishies, do they...? :confused:
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Old 06-18-03, 07:25 PM   #3
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Well, we know mechBgon would have to be part of the repair support team!

Me doing aerobics? Nah... I'd be the one checking biofeedback and yelling through the earplugs when they're recovered enough to push and when they're too bonked to attack, etc.

I'm all about the heart rate monitors....
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I'll drive the support car, or hang off the back of a motorbike with a HUGE video camera how do those guys do it?!

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Old 06-18-03, 09:23 PM   #5
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Old 06-18-03, 09:26 PM   #6
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I bet KleinMP99 and some of da boyz could take the direct route and get us some surprise stage wins. The UCI doesn't forbid full-squishies, do they...? :confused:

Well I better get off my fat ass and ride then!

Sorry about the first picture to anybody who didnt enjoy it, here is the real me

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EEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!

Ok, I will have to throw out my dinner now... or throw up what I've already eaten!
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Old 06-18-03, 11:08 PM   #8
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One, two, three... flush our toilets together.

Yuck!!
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Old 06-19-03, 12:04 AM   #9
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Old 06-19-03, 12:47 AM   #10
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Old 06-19-03, 12:53 AM   #11
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Let's go to it boys and girls and let your imaginations run wild (but nicely)!
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Old 06-19-03, 03:23 AM   #12
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EEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!

Ok, I will have to throw out my dinner now... or throw up what I've already eaten!
Or give your dinner to the guy in the pic. I'm sure he'll know exactly what to do with it.

I saw that pic for the first time while I was eating my lunch (didn't really have time to respond). I actually found it amusing in a strange kind of way.

P.S How can I be sanity inspector? I don't know a thing about "sanity".
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Old 06-19-03, 03:27 AM   #13
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Myself & toolfreak will handle the alcoholic refreshments at the start , during ,finnish & after stage social's that we will have to have, OK .
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Chris you are soooo funny with your response to that picture and what Koffee Brown said, "you'll have to give your dinner to that guy in the picture, he'll know what to do with it!!

Great response there!!

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i'd be happy to carry the water bottles and food up to the guys who were really pushing.
this is a fun idea thanks rowan
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Old 06-19-03, 07:48 AM   #16
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I can be the team's "Graham Watson" and document our road to glory. I've been wanting to cross over into cycling photography, what better place to start than the tour? I can pose as a moronic tourist with a camera and step out in front of cyclists who are threatening our lead. I would sacrifice my body for the cause! LOL.
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I take it we have no cyclists on the forum?
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I'll bike Joe! I love to climb!

Although we would probably never win a stage. *sigh*

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Old 06-19-03, 09:02 AM   #20
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Sounds good, I can hang in the back for the sprint... as long as we have a 30 mile stage, not a 130 mile stage
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I propose all us chicks do the cycling. We can use the distraction factor.
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I propose all us chicks do the cycling. We can use the distraction factor.
In that case I want to be in the team car. . .
or maybe a spectator, no wait, I want to be a race official
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If it's gonna be all chicks I could do my part by being an official TdF groupie!
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Old 06-19-03, 09:43 AM   #24
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If it's gonna be all chicks I could do my part by being an official TdF groupie!
Haha, I like the way your mind works.
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If we do that, I can gaurantee publication of my photos!
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