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chivespa1 07-23-07 08:12 AM

Black and White American Flag?
 
I've noticed several Black and White American (USA) flags during this years tour. I'm curious if anyone knows what it is supposed to mean? Is it an anti-war protest or anti US cycling or just flags without color? Any of you guys know?

marin1 07-23-07 08:36 AM

The color on your TV is broken.

TandemGeek 07-23-07 09:21 AM

Flag of Brittany

http://www.kristenpelou.com/Eng/Port...ps/bzh/bzh.jpg

Yossarian12 07-23-07 09:22 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brittany

chevy42083 07-23-07 09:31 AM

copy-cats

oopfoo 07-23-07 04:27 PM

"Hi. I'm an American. I LOVE our flag and I don't think that people of other nationalities actually HAVE flags."

wtf?

marin1 07-23-07 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oopfoo (Post 4913046)
"Hi. I'm an American. I LOVE our flag and I don't think that people of other nationalities actually HAVE flags."

wtf?

Don't forget to fly some fighter jets over every sporting event you have. :D

Revtor 07-23-07 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oopfoo (Post 4913046)
"Hi. I'm an American. I LOVE our flag and I don't think that people of other nationalities actually HAVE flags."

wtf?


What kind of comment is this?

SunSwingsLow 07-23-07 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Revtor (Post 4914486)
What kind of comment is this?

Predictable is what it was. Take an honest question and take the opportunity to take a cheap shot at America. Im sure an Iraq post isnt far behind.

PS...That flag is pretty cool.

VT Biker 07-23-07 08:31 PM

Looks like it was formerly used as a prisoner uni.

gpelpel 07-23-07 09:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chevy42083 (Post 4909294)
copy-cats

Yes, I admit our flag (I am from Brittany) which is of quite recent design (mid 1920s) was probably designed with the US flag in mind. It was created by separatists who wanted to separate from France, the bands representing the modern 9 "counties" of the region and the 11 ermines representing the historic symbol of old Brittany.

The flag is very common along the route of the Tour as cycling is very popular in this western part of France. Our favorites were Robic, Bobet, and Hinault among many others.

roadwarrior 07-24-07 04:09 AM

Yeah, between Brittany and Flanders (the big yellow flag with the black lion), that pretty much covers the cycling crazy fans of that area...add in the Basques, and it's a party.:D

chivespa1 07-24-07 12:23 PM

Sorry, didn't mean to offend you. I'm not some stupid american, I am american but I'm not stupid. I'm watching the tour online because I don't have tv and needless to say all of the background scenery is sort of blurry. Perhaps if it was clearer then I could've realized it was something other than a "black and white american flag". Some people just seem to like to act like *******s out here.

littlewaywelt 07-24-07 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chevy42083 (Post 4909294)
copy-cats

really...and ours is original?

gcl8a 07-24-07 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gpelpel (Post 4915558)
... and the 11 ermines representing the historic symbol of old Brittany ...

I knew the French were weasels!

Gotte 07-24-07 02:23 PM

There's two other flags in the tour which bear a similarity - the Basque flag and the Union Jack. The Basque flag was very prominant in the Pyranese, though it was nice to see the Union Jack there a couple of times, as well.

Gotte 07-24-07 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by littlewaywelt (Post 4920492)
really...and ours is original?


http://www.flag-of-flags.com/images/...statesflag.jpg

this apparently is a pre-revolutionary American flag. I guess it was only the stars that were original.


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