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Flanders - anyone else watching?

Old 04-06-08, 06:28 AM
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Flanders - anyone else watching?

just curious
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I'm watching. Did you see that guy run over the curb?
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yeah, fork snapped in half and the wheel has a 90* ding in it.
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Were you guys watching on CyclingTV? If so, is it good quality and worth the price?
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1) Great quality.
2) Worth the price if you are available (and awake) to watch enough races.
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the idea of watching a voorjaars klassiek on a computer is just wrong.
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I caught the eurosport feed. Link on http://www.cyclingfans.com. Not the best quality but the price was right.
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Watched it on VS, which usually bites, but was pretty good this time. Probably because the action and top riders were to the front.

Did you catch the part were Liggett descibed the next to last climb as one Sherwin walked up?

Anyway, my whole family was cheering for Stijn for the last hour. One of the best races I've watched in a while.
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Recorded it. Haven't watched yet (prolly shouldn't have read this thread)

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Old 04-06-08, 05:58 PM
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Sorry - wasn't thinking of spoilers once it was on VS. Still worth watching.
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Originally Posted by SpongeDad View Post
Watched it on VS, which usually bites, but was pretty good this time. Probably because the action and top riders were to the front.

Did you catch the part were Liggett descibed the next to last climb as one Sherwin walked up?

Anyway, my whole family was cheering for Stijn for the last hour. One of the best races I've watched in a while.
Watched the whole thing riding the rollers (fracking rain!). I almost fell off said rollers laughing when Liggett got that gibe in on Sherwin.

Very exciting finale. I think my power and pace went up during the last 10 min. Completely unintentional. I got caught up in the moment.

You know the coverage wouldnt suck so much if they would cut back on the commericals, or get a better variety of them. It seemed like the same 4 commercials over and over and over and over again.
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Originally Posted by FatguyRacer View Post
Watched the whole thing riding the rollers (fracking rain!). I almost fell off said rollers laughing when Liggett got that gibe in on Sherwin.

Very exciting finale. I think my power and pace went up during the last 10 min. Completely unintentional. I got caught up in the moment. : )
probably why the spinning classes i did back in oct/nov had giro/tdf/vuleta/classics videos playing for the tough parts.

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You know the coverage wouldnt suck so much if they would cut back on the commericals, or get a better variety of them. It seemed like the same 4 commercials over and over and over and over again.
one more reason why the coverage of racing in the US sucks hard.
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No commercials on my DVR dude.
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Very exciting race. I'm watching the second half again right now.
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Ok - PEZ just described the people living in Flanders as Flandrians. Are they not called the Flemish (besides being Belgian)?
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No commercials on my DVR dude.
If today wasnt a reco ride day, i would have done commmercial break intervals. They work like football game intervals, only the pain lasts longer.
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Very good race for Quickstep. It sure helped that nobody wanted to escort Boonen to the finish line.

Anyway today I hadn't ridden since Friday when I rode in the pouring rain. Yesterday I had lots of chores (lawn mower repairs/engine rebuild, and bike maintenance for my two road bikes, my commuter bike, and my boys' bikes) so the only ride was a quick one to the LBS to get a new chain for my commuter.

Today was also crappy weather, but I really needed to get in a ride. Instead of taking either of my road bikes that are now spotlessly clean after yesterday, I got out my old Detto's and the oldest kit I could find to put in a 25 mile ride in the rain on my 1986 Cannondale that is now my commuter. I even searched out some unpaved roads to ride on, but bailed after about a quarter mile on those because it was like riding in quicksand.

My kit was so filthy when I got home that I actually had to wash it twice. I took my bike back outside to clean it in the rain because it was too disgusting to clean in the house. I was tempted to weight myself before and after my shower to see how much dirt came off.

It was a great ride.

Then I settled in to watch the Versus coverage while sipping on a Triple Moine.

Life is good.
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Sorry - wasn't thinking of spoilers once it was on VS. Still worth watching.
No worries. Watching it now.
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Versus had awesome coverage today and what an awesome race!! Definitely not a race for the wuss.
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Great coverage by VS. Great Team win.
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This is why you never ride with your head down. Especially in Belgium and Holland.

For those that don't speak French..."Holy s**t. What an idiot."

I read reports that people wondered if he had been killed, this was that bad.
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Fantastic race. What a crash. Great coverage by Versus (DVR).
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You know he saw it at the last second.
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wish i would have seen it live on the net. Ended up Tivo'ing it and watched tonite and LOVED IT.
Feel sorry for the guy with the new pacman wheel. OUCH, that looked bad.
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