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    C. Because I like watching people suffer.

    C. Because I like watching people suffer.
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    ^Belgian team Lotto Soudal had two riders leading...

    ^Belgian team Lotto Soudal had two riders leading out Belgian champion Debusschere who finished seventh.
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    Gilbert's jump wasn't too early just futile on a...

    Gilbert's jump wasn't too early just futile on a long straight flat run in with all those sprint teams a few hundred metres back in clear sight. His only hope would have been a crash at the front of...
  4. UCI calls for Astana licence to be revoked

    Following its review of the audit produced by the Institute of Sports Science of the University of Lausanne the UCI has called on the Licence Commission to revoke Team Astana's licence.

    This...
  5. Have you tried advertising on college notice...

    Have you tried advertising on college notice boards in the Hague. Strikes me it'll be either retired people or people in education who'll have the time for a month+ cycle tour.

    All failing you...
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    Not all races are the same. There's a whole...

    Not all races are the same. There's a whole bunch of 'classic' one day races coming up where the conventions of multi-day stage racing don't apply but for the novice fan probably easier to...
  7. I don't do miles, they take too long to complete....

    I don't do miles, they take too long to complete.

    My preference is for kms. and can do as little as 50km/pd, or as much as 110km/pd. Over a 1 or 2 week tour over rolling hills I probably average...
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    Just started reading 'Pedalare! Pedalare!. a...

    Just started reading 'Pedalare! Pedalare!. a history of Italian cycling' by John Foot.

    Nice writing style so I'm hopeful.

    Edit: Finished and can recommend it if you're looking for a history of...
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    I've watched it again and find it gives a broader...

    I've watched it again and find it gives a broader view of Paul Kimmage. Having read most of 'A Rough Ride' and followed his public life as a journalist over the years he struck me as a bit bitter...
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    I did Holyhead to Porthmadog, Porthmadog to...

    I did Holyhead to Porthmadog, Porthmadog to Dollgelau, Dollgelau via Bala to Betws-ey-Coed, Betws via Conway to Holyhead, at the beginning of October last.
    They were working on the Porthmadog bridge...
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    Croc rip-offs.

    Croc rip-offs.
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    Inherent Vice 6/10. All style, no substance.

    Inherent Vice 6/10.

    All style, no substance.
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    Just finished 'The Red Flag, Communism and the...

    Just finished 'The Red Flag, Communism and the making of the modern world' by David Priestland. Interesting history of promethean revolution from late 18th C. France to the Shining Path guerrillas...
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    Foxcatcher 7/10 Docudrama that I struggled to...

    Foxcatcher 7/10

    Docudrama that I struggled to engage with. Well acted by the main characters and the story raised lots of interesting issues but the whole thing left me cold.
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    Mr. Turner 9/10 Brilliant. Be warned it's 2.5...

    Mr. Turner 9/10

    Brilliant. Be warned it's 2.5 hours long with no intermission.
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    The Imitation Game is based around actual...

    The Imitation Game is based around actual historical events but the 'story' is pure fiction. It's also a rubbish movie for reasons unrelated to its cavalier attitude to verifiable fact.
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    Cuba's never been closed. This fact is based on...

    Cuba's never been closed. This fact is based on direct personal experience.
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    I independently cycletoured Cuba around 2007 with...

    I independently cycletoured Cuba around 2007 with two other guys for a fortnight. Did find getting accommodation difficult in one town as b&bs have to be registered/taxed and the cost hassle isn't...
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    I went as an ordinary independent cycle tourist...

    I went as an ordinary independent cycle tourist about seven years ago, but then I'm not American.
    The flight was expensive (1,000 rtn) and while an interesting experience not worth repeating.
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    The OP seems to have family who are particularly...

    The OP seems to have family who are particularly status conscious and probably see his cycle touring as a threat to how outsiders perceive them.

    Fortunately its not something I experience but I...
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    The Imitation Game 2/10 Melodramatic...

    The Imitation Game

    2/10

    Melodramatic nonsense with an unbelievable plot, passable acting. Painful to watch.
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    Did my first short cycle tour in Wales at...

    Did my first short cycle tour in Wales at beginning of October which is surprising as it's only 2 hours away by ferry and considering how long I've been touring.

    Very good cycling apart from those...
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    Pieter van Herck is one, not exactly a household...

    Pieter van Herck is one, not exactly a household name.
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    TTT according to Velonews. 2015 Tour route...

    TTT according to Velonews.

    2015 Tour route unveiled; Cobbles, Alpe d'Huez finale included - VeloNews.com
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    Tour de France 2015 Route

    Just announced.



    2015 Tour de France Route Announcement, Map, Stages, Preview, Video Presentation
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