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Old 02-17-09, 08:46 AM
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ToC Fans...Help me out!

Three friends and I were on Howell Mountain road for the climb into Angwin during stage 1 and were filmed running alongside the peloton by the camera crew as well as Graham Watson. Graham posted a great picture of us on his gallery for that day's stage, but of course with the live video feed down that day until a few miles outside of Santa Rosa we didn't make that days coverage. We've heard from multiple friends that we made a flashback clip shown on Versus during the following day's Stage 2 live coverage but I haven't been able to find any video of it online. I don't have Versus, and I know that many of you have this coverage sitting on your DVR right now...and nobody seems to be putting up video files of the ToC anywhere online for download. So is there any way that you guys could help me get ahold of that coverage? I'm going to buy the DVD set when it comes out for this race, but that's longer than I'd like to wait to witness our moment on TV.

Graham's Gallery link.

http://shop.grahamwatson.com/gw/imag...form&09caliSt1

-Jeremy

P.S. We were wearing Speedos with large bunches of grapes hanging all around them. A special
"Welcome to Napa Valley" theme.
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Old 02-17-09, 08:51 AM
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your parents must be very proud.
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Old 02-17-09, 08:57 AM
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4 guys in nothing but speedos? Yes, I've seen that blip on VS.
If you want I can cut that scene and send it to you or make a screenshot.
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Old 02-17-09, 10:54 AM
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That would be really great. Thanks for the offer. =) A vid. clip of that section would be awesome.

-Jeremy
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Old 02-17-09, 11:02 AM
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nice armwarmers.
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Old 02-17-09, 11:16 AM
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nice armwarmers.
He must be a triathlete.
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Old 02-17-09, 11:28 AM
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I saw you guys on VS. and thought what a bunch of jack*****es. Sorry but that was the first thing that can to mind. I hope your able to get a copy of the clip so you can show your kids.

All kidding aside better you then me.
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Old 02-17-09, 11:47 AM
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Can we get a screenshot here?
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screenshot or it didn't happen.
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Old 02-17-09, 12:37 PM
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or you could just look at GW's gallery:


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The best part about that pic is dude #4 rocking the wool cap and the dark sunglasses.
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I'm looking forward to seeing the video clip of it, but that GW picture we found almost immediately once we got back to the house. Guy number #4 with the hat and sunglasses recognized GW on the motorcycle and saw him taking shots of us while we ran so that was the first place we looked when we got back to the house just up the hill. Apparently there were some other guys wearing whitey tighties earlier in the stage too. It was freezing out there. I was willing to do the speedo run but we skipped our morning ride because of the conditions. I AM from SoCal afterall.

To you naysayers...I'm pretty sure we were having more fun running alongside Horner and Armstrong than you were having in front of your TV. Just Sayin'. Oh, and Astana was putting the hurt on the peloton, the riders were asking us to push them (of course we didn't), and just around the corner where it pitched up for the last bit of climbing before the KOM, the group completely strung out. M. Cavendish was in serious pain even before that last steep part.

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riders were asking you to push them? That surprises me.
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Ya, we even saw one of them get yelled at by an official for feigning a "mechanical" so that he could hitch up with the car on the steep switchbacks. Hilarious. These guys are super strong, but don't think they hurt any less than we do climbing the same grade, we're just going slower.

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