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    Alps d'Huez

    I was curious if anyone noticed during the descent, part of the route was no wider than say, a door to a bedroom or bathroom in a house? I was thinking the TDF Organizer was crazy for having that as part of the route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris516 View Post
    I was curious if anyone noticed during the descent, part of the route was no wider than say, a door to a bedroom or bathroom in a house? I was thinking the TDF Organizer was crazy for having that as part of the route.
    You should see some of the Giro descents.
    i may have overreacted

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    They talked on and on about how dangerous it is....well, HTFU. It's bike racing.
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    It was kinda nice. To me it reflected more of the kind of roads I'd rather ride on when the parade is over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJM View Post
    They talked on and on about how dangerous it is....well, HTFU. It's bike racing.
    Ditto!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laggard View Post
    You should see some of the Giro descents.
    I am not thinking the angle of the descent. I am referring to the width of the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris516 View Post
    I am not thinking the angle of the descent. I am referring to the width of the road.
    Giro is infamous for dangerous descents on narrow poorly surfaced roads.
    i may have overreacted

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