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  1. A bar bag is like a woman's handbag, too obvious...

    A bar bag is like a woman's handbag, too obvious a target for thieves.

    I use an Ortlieb money belt that's waterproof to carry my passport etc. Wallet sits nicely in the small of my back and only...
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    I've flicked through this in a bookshop, more for...

    I've flicked through this in a bookshop, more for the long distance tourer but probably your best bet.

    Adventure Cycle-Touring Handbook: Worldwide Cycling Route & Planning Guide (Adventure Cycle...
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    I've taken my bike on aircraft about a dozen...

    I've taken my bike on aircraft about a dozen times and except for one trans-Atlantic flight I've always taken it with just the bars turned, pedals off and tyres deflated. Aer Lingus don't require you...
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    One problem I came across was with check-in...

    One problem I came across was with check-in subcontractors insisting on some regulation that the airline's website didn't specify. In my case not boxing my bike and finding the check-in clerk on the...
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    Not surprised. Always liked Evans, quite a...

    Not surprised.

    Always liked Evans, quite a character.
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    I'm glad you enjoyed yourself here. Thanks for...

    I'm glad you enjoyed yourself here. Thanks for the link.

    I was touring myself in the west from the 1st - 5th Sept. Spent a day in Belmullet N. Co. Mayo then down the coast to Westport,...
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    Yeah, losing almost a minute to Contador on stage...

    Yeah, losing almost a minute to Contador on stage ten was bad tactics. :rolleyes:
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    Another clip from Rough Rider. ...

    Another clip from Rough Rider.


    http://vimeo.com/101616598

    Anyone interested in getting a copy of the full film should contact Wildfire films.

    Contact Us - Wildfire Films
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    Stage 17:

    2014 Vuelta a Espaņa Live Video, Stage Previews, Results, Photos, Startlist, TV

    Dat man again.

    Looking forward to some GC action tomorrow.
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    Stage 16 (Queen) result:

    2014 Vuelta a Espaņa Live Video, Stage Previews, Results, Photos, Startlist, TV

    Fisticuffs between Brambilla (OPQ) and Rovny (T-S) in the breakaway and ten Km later the...
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    Stage 15: Dan Martin crashes, goes over the...

    Stage 15:

    Dan Martin crashes, goes over the barrier, falls 5 metres but still able to get back on the bike and with the help of G-S team mates finishes 7th on stage and moves up on GC.

    2014...
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    We saw who's on form today. 2014 Vuelta a...

    We saw who's on form today.

    2014 Vuelta a Espaņa Live Video, Route, Startlist, Preview, Results, Photos, TV

    You'd be foolish to bet against a native Spanish speaker for this one.
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    Attack on a TT? Cunning.

    Attack on a TT? Cunning.
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    For a guy who's been out injured for nearly two...

    For a guy who's been out injured for nearly two months it looked like he was working to me.

    After stage 7 there's only 19 seconds between 1st and 4th with a mountain top finish on Sunday and a TT...
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    Stage 6 and the first taste of the mountains. ...

    Stage 6 and the first taste of the mountains.

    It's shaping up to be a great GC contest.

    Result: 2014 Vuelta a Espaņa Live Video, Route, Startlist, Preview, Results, Photos, TV
  16. If you're going to have a support vehicle then...

    If you're going to have a support vehicle then that's what adds cost.

    This company re-introduced me to cycle touring and I highly recommend them but they are more the traditional type cycle tour...
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    I endorse what's been said above about 'back...

    I endorse what's been said above about 'back roads'.

    I have hosted Americans cycle touring Ireland and their commonest complaint is about the narrow country roads. Drivers generally are...
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    Rubbish. U.S. troops did have short (1-2 hour)...

    Rubbish.

    U.S. troops did have short (1-2 hour) stop overs there a few years back but even then it was still a normal operational airport.

    If he wants to start here in Ireland both Dublin and...
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    Parc de Princes velodrome. 1903 Tour de France...

    Parc de Princes velodrome.

    1903 Tour de France
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    A steppe too far.

    A steppe too far.
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    The real question should be 'why are cash payouts...

    The real question should be 'why are cash payouts for some sports so obscenely big?'
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    When did pay reflect work rate? Comparing road...

    When did pay reflect work rate?

    Comparing road cycling to soccer or any of the big N. American sports is ridiculous in terms of money.
  23. It might seem that way compared to last year with...

    It might seem that way compared to last year with the Alpe d'Huez and Mont Ventoux finishes.

    Lots of crowds in Yorkshire and on the Tourmalet. That said, the numbers were probably down this year...
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    Will do. edit: As I say will keep you guys...

    Will do.

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    As I say will keep you guys posted if I find it on line in the future.
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    Paul Kimmage: Rough Rider

    I watched this documentary on Irish TV last night.

    Title: Rough Rider
    length: About an hour

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    Interesting film that follows journalist Paul Kimmage and wife in rented camper van as he...
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