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    Was it my imagination or...

    Did Eki do a "Farmers Blow" at, and then flip off Filippo Simeoni when they realed him in on the break into France yesterday? It looked like it to me... And if he did, that was the funniest thing I've ever seen.

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    I just saw some sort of hand signal. I think Phil or Paul even commented on it, but they couldn't tell what it was. It kinda looked like the American sign language gesture for "I love you," but it seems weird that Eki would use that sign -- unless it's a universal sign.

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    The Russian wouldn't use american sign lanuage. I think the universal farmer's blow is more likely. I didn't see it clearly, but if he did, that is indeed one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

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    Sorry for being dumb, but what the heck is a farmers blow?

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    HaHaHa!!!! That was funny yet somewhat sad as small-fry Simeoni slinked backed into the peloton. Imagine being NEVER allowed to win! Time for him to consider another profession!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crank It Up
    HaHaHa!!!! That was funny yet somewhat sad as small-fry Simeoni slinked backed into the peloton. Imagine being NEVER allowed to win! Time for him to consider another profession!
    G'day,

    yeah....honesty sure doesn't pay does it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitchy
    G'day,

    yeah....honesty sure doesn't pay does it?

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    If Simeoni was indeed telling the truth, I applaud him for his guts and honesty but there's a fine line between telling the truth and having one's professional career flushed down the crapper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crank It Up
    If Simeoni was indeed telling the truth, I applaud him for his guts and honesty but there's a fine line between telling the truth and having one's professional career flushed down the crapper!
    G'day,

    perhaps that's why more of them don't speak up. Some people think that the truth should be known in spite of the obstacles. Simeoni should be applauded not vilified,

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVDaze
    Did Eki do a "Farmers Blow" at, and then flip off Filippo Simeoni when they realed him in on the break into France yesterday? It looked like it to me... And if he did, that was the funniest thing I've ever seen.
    Here's what Christian Vande Velde had to say:
    My legs felt like wood in the neutral and I was thinking how nice it was that I didn't have to be worried about an attack from the start. Then I looked up the road and saw Filippo Simieoni flying up the road. Next thing we know the pack is broken into a few pieces and some of us are really suffering and pissed off.

    Lance unleashed the dogs on him and he was soon brought back in and put back and his cage. What an ass. "Grande juevos," Igor said after this happened, but still an ass. It's one thing if he and Lance want to have a little war and they hate each other. But when it starts affecting everyone else it kinda sucks.
    This is an excerpt from his article that is posted on velonews.com. Click here to check out Vande Velde's Tour: Dude, where's my car?.
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    What the hell is a "farmer's blow"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by madcyclist
    Here's what Christian Vande Velde had to say:


    This is an excerpt from his article that is posted on velonews.com. Click here to check out Vande Velde's Tour: Dude, where's my car?.
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    G'day,

    yeah...can see van velde's point......you wouldn't want anyone trying to attack in a cycling race...now would you?........hmmmm does memeory serve me correct?...wasn't Van velde a 'Lance employee' around the time of the good doctors 'EPO is no more harmful than orange juice', claim?.....hmmmm no vested interest in slagging Simeoni there then?

    cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitchy
    G'day,

    yeah...can see van velde's point......you wouldn't want anyone trying to attack in a cycling race...now would you?........hmmmm does memeory serve me correct?...wasn't Van velde a 'Lance employee' around the time of the good doctors 'EPO is no more harmful than orange juice', claim?.....hmmmm no vested interest in slagging Simeoni there then?

    cheers,

    Hitchy
    Could be. But what I got from what Vande Velde was saying was that he considered his Tour over and that he was tired and ready to get it over with. He wasn't trying to work during yesterday's stage 20. He was looking to take it easy. But unfortunately for him (Vande Velde), some of the others' Tour wasn't over yet. I don't think he was concerned about helping to chase down Simieoni for Armstrong. He was just trying not to get dropped - he talks about how he almost got dropped on the Champs.

    Check out the article. I think it's pretty good. It gives a view from the inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madcyclist
    Could be. But what I got from what Vande Velde was saying was that he considered his Tour over and that he was tired and ready to get it over with. He wasn't trying to work during yesterday's stage 20. He was looking to take it easy. But unfortunately for him (Vande Velde), some of the others' Tour wasn't over yet. I don't think he was concerned about helping to chase down Simieoni for Armstrong. He was just trying not to get dropped - he talks about how he almost got dropped on the Champs.

    Check out the article. I think it's pretty good. It gives a view from the inside.
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    G'day,

    I take your point, (or van velde's), but if he only wanted to 'race' for 19 stages, perhaps he shoulda entered a 19 stage race......nothing wrong with having a 'dig' when no-one else wants to....these are the times they can succeed, (unless of course you have upset Lance),

    cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil
    What the hell is a "farmer's blow"?
    Block one nostril with your thumb from the same hand and exhale/blow out of the open nostril. Works best with loose snot rather than thick heavy snot. I about blow my eardrums out when I'm really clogged. I prefer to suck it back and then spit it out, but to each their own, .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Methos
    Block one nostril with your thumb from the same hand and exhale/blow out of the open nostril. Works best with loose snot rather than thick heavy snot. I about blow my eardrums out when I'm really clogged. I prefer to suck it back and then spit it out, but to each their own, .
    For some reason, we always called this the South African Nose Blow where I grew up. I have no idea why.

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    Snot rocket, Norwegian Handkerchief, Farmer's Blow... They're all the same thing. For some, it's a way of life on the bike and it can be used for goodness or evil once mastered, e.g., carefully shot out of the slip stream and away from fellow riders OR used as a small caliber tactical weapon that is shot into your adversaries.

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    So whats the point of Eki doing this at Simeoni? I heard he also gave him the "hook'em horns" sign, to the effect of mess with the bull and you get the horns. I personally think its pretty fun. You can't get mad at riders for not liking each other and taking it out on each other. It happens in every sport, Baseball..the pitcher hits a batter and it happens back and forth. Football..you dont like someone, you pinch, bite, hit..anything. It happens, I dont like Lance is an ass. He just has a lot of power in the peleton
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTheHill
    I heard he also gave him the "hook'em horns" sign, to the effect of mess with the bull and you get the horns.
    That pretty much matches what I saw. I didn't understand the meaning though. Now it makes sense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTheHill
    So whats the point of Eki doing this at Simeoni? I heard he also gave him the "hook'em horns" sign, to the effect of mess with the bull and you get the horns. I personally think its pretty fun.
    I do too. You know the Europeans just hate this stuff... but this is a sign of Americans starting to put their stamp on European cycling - we'll win and we'll talk trash. It's the American Way.

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    yes. eki gave him the texas devil horns on top of his helmet as he passed.

    fantastic.

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    What I think is funny is that these guys are playing big & tough, when in actual fact, they're skinny little 150lbs weeds

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    I didn't catch this... so if Eki "gave him the farmer's blow," does that mean that Eki fired a snot rocket at Simeoni?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagel
    I didn't catch this... so if Eki "gave him the farmer's blow," does that mean that Eki fired a snot rocket at Simeoni?
    Why yes...it does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madcyclist
    Here's what Christian Vande Velde had to say:


    This is an excerpt from his article that is posted on velonews.com. Click here to check out Vande Velde's Tour: Dude, where's my car?.
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    In that article I don't get it, who is the "ass"? Is it Lance for "sicking the dogs on him" or is it Simeoni for attacking knowing damn well that Lance wasn't going to let him get away?
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    I think it's Simoni

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