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    Mmmmm Donuts! FatguyRacer's Avatar
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    Mine is hanging in there. She's off the back alot (web surfing) but gets back toward the front group by races end (just before Adult Swim). She did drop out early the year of the Marla Streb commercials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatguyRacer
    She did drop out early the year of the Marla Streb commercials.
    that was a tragic year..many great losses...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brigadier
    If only that also got rid of the stupid promos for Survivor and the BBQ Showdown. There's nothing like skipping three minutes to ads only be bombarded by a minute of the yellow screen and then during the race (covering the riders sometimes!) - poups for Survivor
    Oh it is the stupid Range Rover ads that drive me nuts... as if driving can equate to any of the physical activities that proceed the "Orange SUV" driving too fast through town... UGGGGGG!

    Locally at least they also put in ads for LBSs that I did not know existed. Good.

    But heavy breathing about driving a Range Rover... Bla!

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    Quote Originally Posted by climbo
    my wife just moved up to #1 on GC with the comment of "I want to take the whole family for a trip in a campervan to the Tour when they are old enough".

    But I think I'd rather go to the Giro Still, I've locked her in for it regardless.

    Mine hit me up with "wouldn't you like to be in Paris for the finish..." Of course I know that is her way just to travel... she'd probably want to go shopping just as Lance hit the Champs.

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    Would it be considered a blatant hijacking for me to mention that there is actually a husband out here who is just barely hanging onto my wheel? I haven't dropped him yet, because he's showing signs of promise...

    Finally this year...he's learned to turn on OLN for me when I can't be home to watch, just so he can give me updates...he's been asking questions about strategy...and knows who a few of the other riders besides LA are...and, since we'll be in Williamsburg this weekend during the final ITT, he understands why I had to call the hotel to make sure they have OLN on their cable and why I've made a backup plan to visit the LBS to watch it there just in case

    But...when my back is turned he still turns on that boring old golf channel.

    Beth

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadToNowhere

    But...when my back is turned he still turns on that boring old golf channel.

    Beth
    LOL..he has women's beach volleyball in picture-in-picture, oldest trick in the book.

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    Mrs. Cranks has been attentively at the front of the peloton for a number of years now. Constantly asking when we will go back (we saw it in 2003) and which mountain finish we will set up for. She gets a GC for being the only girl I know who would repack hub bearings at midnight on a Saturday, and enjoy it, and a King of the Mountains for signing up for a triathalon this year. Never been competitive, but she says all she knows she learned from the TdF (drafting, teamwork, strategy).

    A rainbow jersey, and a keeper.

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    News flash - watching the tape from today recounting all the French victories on Bastille day.
    Mrs. Cranks: The French are going to renumber the month of July - every day will be the 14th.

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    Sorry to say my wife shown no interest at all. There are only a few slight sparks of attention during the Cheryl Crow interviews.

    My 14 y.o. son does show a bit of promise though he is still way down in the amateur ranks. He does like to see the sprint finishes and was on the edge of his seat during the Hincapie win. He thinks its funny when riders crack on the mountain stages and of course likes the crashes.

    I’m afraid he will not be a pro contender unless someone comes up with a violent, bloody version of the TdF in an Xbox game. The riders will be able to pick up various weapons along the side of the road to use on other riders and spectators, find worm holes to cut the course, and ride across patches in the road to give them temporary turbo boosts. The team cars will have to be fitted with gatlon guns and rocket launchers that can be shot at anything in the game as well as the ability to run over bikers from an opposing team, and, of course, the spectators. They will also be able to run off the road and hit cows butchering them into large chunks of bloody, hunks of meat. The helicopters will have to be the Apache variety. Oh and the podium girls will have to have much larger “attributes” and be clad in skimpy bikinis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJ13US
    Sorry to say my wife shown no interest at all. There are only a few slight sparks of attention during the Cheryl Crow interviews.

    My 14 y.o. son does show a bit of promise though he is still way down in the amateur ranks. He does like to see the sprint finishes and was on the edge of his seat during the Hincapie win. He thinks its funny when riders crack on the mountain stages and of course likes the crashes.

    I’m afraid he will not be a pro contender unless someone comes up with a violent, bloody version of the TdF in an Xbox game. The riders will be able to pick up various weapons along the side of the rode to use on other riders and spectators, find worm holes to cut the course, and ride across patches in the rode to give them temporary turbo boosts. The team cars will have to be fitted with gatlon guns and rocket launchers that can be shot at anything in the game as well as the ability to run over bikers from an opposing team, and, of course, the spectators. They will also be able to run off the road and hit cows butchering them into large chunks of bloody, hunks of meat. The helicopters will have to be the Apache variety. Oh and the podium girls will have to have much larger “attributes” and be clad in skimpy bikinis.

    Bill


    And Bob Roll is a stage boss who inflicts tremendous damage with his violent hand gestures. Paul Sherwin and Phil Liggett attack you with a massive gear and toss suitcases filled with explosive courage. Al... shudder... the troll at the very end of the game that you must pass to win. There is no hiding from his repetitive question ray. His one weakness... his forehead.

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    SWMBO is most assuredly right in there with the other
    heads of state.
    She watches the entire morning show, oftimes calling me here at work to
    feed live updates. She watches the pm wrapup show to laugh at and ridicule
    Al Troutwhig.
    During off times she reruns the stages from the DVR (tivo like thingie), edits out
    the commercials and records to DVD.
    Reads cyclingnews.com, is a big Lance fan but knows he isn't the be all end all
    of pro cycling.
    My favourite comment is that the tour is interfering with her riding. . .

    Marty (a lucky guy).
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    Quote Originally Posted by WJ13US
    unless someone comes up with a violent, bloody version of the TdF in an Xbox game. The riders will be able to pick up various weapons along the side of the rode to use on other riders and spectators, find worm holes to cut the course, and ride across patches in the rode to give them temporary turbo boosts. .... Oh and the podium girls will have to have much larger “attributes” and be clad in skimpy bikinis.

    Bill
    This is what the TDF would be like on "Fox".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocRay
    This is what the TDF would be like on "Fox".
    And they would call it the XCL.... X-treme Cycling League..

    Cause if it has an X in front of it, it has to be good...

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    UPDATE--

    I think Mrs. Hip makes the podium!
    She is making crepes tomorrow morning to celebrate the LA victory we will be watching live. She even bought some French jelly to put inside them! Yum....
    Hip, "Halffast Celebrity Fashionista"

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    I caught my g/f peeping over her romance novel as I fast forwarded thru the commercials during this yeard TdF. She's into the races but just won't admit it..
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    My girl was dropped on day two. She came into the living room and saw me watching the race and asked "Didn't you see this yesterday?" to which I replied "That was just the first day honey. The tour is on for the next 20 days." Cursing and swearing, she went to the casino and was not seen until the start of August.

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