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Old 07-17-05, 10:51 AM   #1
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I think Darwin might have smth. to say about this:

Imminent culling

Worldwide IQ level rises imperceptibly

Just hope the moto guys are ok...
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Old 07-17-05, 10:54 AM   #2
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I want to see the on bike video of the incident.
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Old 07-17-05, 10:54 AM   #3
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If the only guy hurt was under the moto's wheels, it was worth it.
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Old 07-17-05, 10:58 AM   #4
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Being an ex-motorcycle rider, my first thought was I hope the jerk got a good burn from the bikes pipes!

If only the motorcycles and teams cars could have old fashioned cow catchers attached...
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Old 07-17-05, 02:25 PM   #5
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...If only the motorcycles and teams cars could have old fashioned cow catchers attached...
i would recommend modifying the cowcatchers to have razor sharp blades sticking out....
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Old 07-17-05, 02:26 PM   #6
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...Just hope the moto guys are ok...
from what i saw on tv they driver recovered nicely and continued on almost without skipping a beat.... i would have been tempted to burn some rubber onthe idiot's head....
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Old 07-17-05, 02:36 PM   #7
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But the camera man did give him a nice smack on the head as they took off. More than just the usual French finger wag.
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I think Darwin might have smth. to say about this:

Imminent culling

Worldwide IQ level rises imperceptibly

Just hope the moto guys are ok...
The guy deserved 100% of it. He knows that your not supposed to run next to the riders or even go in front of the riders. But he went ahead and did it and paid for it. It seemed like the moto guys ran right over him.
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If that happened over here, can you imagine the lawsuits?
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The guy who got run over would sue, the the Tour Organizers would say "he shouldn't have been in the road, he knows better" to which the guy's attny would say "he didn't see any signs, or fences and its the TdF's fault for allowing him to run out in the road"

The judge would rule for the plantif, and require the entire route to be fenced, which is impossible, so the Event would never be held again.



A few years ago, tragdey struck when a small boy was killed by a vehicle after running out into the road to grab some candy or freebies that the publicity caravan throws to the spectators... Very sad, as it was a child. But the guy today, hahahahah, man he knew the risks.

But to be honest, the moto could have backed off too, but didn't so I think they were trying to send a message of thier own..
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Old 07-17-05, 05:23 PM   #11
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If that happened over here, can you imagine the lawsuits?
Sad, but oh so true.
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Morons. Look at Armstrong and Pereiro in that second picture ... they're both looking round and not in front because of the dickwads behind. They both could have crashed at that point too.
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Morons. Look at Armstrong and Pereiro in that second picture ...
Wasn't it Hincapie???
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Yeah, but don't mention him, or they will delete this thread...
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Wasn't it Hincapie???
Farkin' hell ... I'm a lummox and a half ... of course it is!
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Yeah, I just read the other thread (Rich22)... (edit: regarding the deletion of messages)
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Yeah, but don't mention him, or they will delete this thread...
LOL! No cream for you!
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Anyone tape the stage? Watch it, I reckon Pereiro brushes at least half a dozen fans, especially near the top where all the Basques were standing in the road
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Haha, I just love how Hincapie and Pereiro are looking at him get run over. I'd like to know what was going through their heads at that point...
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Great pictures. Thanks for the post.

Did you see the guy a few stages ago with the Columbian flag who was running right in the way? Phil was getting upset and the guy needed to be basically tackled to get out of the course.
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[QUOTE=Smoothie104]The guy who got run over would sue, the the Tour Organizers would say "he shouldn't have been in the road, he knows better" to which the guy's attny would say "he didn't see any signs, or fences and its the TdF's fault for allowing him to run out in the road"
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And they would have to have signs in every language spoken in the entire universe.
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Anyone tape the stage? Watch it, I reckon Pereiro brushes at least half a dozen fans, especially near the top where all the Basques were standing in the road
I know. I think it's funny that people think that Baseball fans are crazy. I sure wouldn't want to be hit by a guy who's body is full of adrenalin and is pipin' mad that you just got him out of his rythm. The TdF or any other race for that matter, is the most intense fan/athlete interaction of any sport, in my opinion. Well, not counting a Detroit basketball game.
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Old 07-18-05, 11:18 AM   #23
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Yeah all I could think of was Ron Artest.
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Man. I tell ya. Some people should be shot.

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Those motorcycles should have a pitchfork sticking out the front for people like that.

Either that or they should use quads and just drive over them.
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