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Old 06-15-04, 12:49 PM
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Tour de France - Loud and Large on the Big Screen

Sorry if this a repost, but this is pretty cool. Watch stage 13 on a big screen near you.

http://www.tylerhamiltonfoundation.org/tdf25.html
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AWESOME!!! one of the theaters is within walking distance from my house!
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AWESOME!!! one of the theaters is within walking distance from my house!
Oh, no! i was thinking of doing a race that same day at the same time. I feel so conflicted right now
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Oh, no! i was thinking of doing a race that same day at the same time. I feel so conflicted right now
Is that the 6:30am prospect park race hosted by kissena?
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Is that the 6:30am prospect park race hosted by kissena?
you betcha. i got punished at the one over the weekend, so i'm thinking of going back for more.
but watching a stage on the big screen would be really cool too.
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you betcha. i got punished at the one over the weekend, so i'm thinking of going back for more.
but watching a stage on the big screen would be really cool too.
How are those races anyway? I always get there at 9am or so on the weekends and see cones saying "caution bicycle race". I guess I always miss it. Are they every saturday and sunday?

How fast do you think my average speed would have to be to have a chance in hell of staying with the pack?
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Originally Posted by slvoid
How are those races anyway? I always get there at 9am or so on the weekends and see cones saying "caution bicycle race". I guess I always miss it. Are they every saturday and sunday?

How fast do you think my average speed would have to be to have a chance in hell of staying with the pack?
i don't want to hijack this thread - but we talked about it briefly in this thread:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=53997

but, the race was a lot of fun. your average speed would need to be well into the 20's to keep up with the group. i was at 18.5 over the 5 laps and got lapped! they also sprint like crazy when you least expect it and just want to recover.

here is the site if you're interested:
http://www.kissenasports.com/nycs_competitor_info.htm
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This is when it's bad to be on the West Coast...waking up and watching on the couch at 5:00am is one thing (and having the race be over before work, which is great), getting out and to a theater is quite another Such a cool idea though - might have to get up and go!
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25 bucks!!! have they no shame.....i'll wait for the dvd....
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25 bucks!!! have they no shame.....i'll wait for the dvd....
You do realize it's a fundraiser, right?
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Fund raiser eh...
$25 bucks? Have they too much shame?!
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25 bucks!!! have they no shame.....i'll wait for the dvd....


It's a fundraiser for Tyler's foundation, the focus of which is Multiple Sclerosis.

Good grief.

I'd pay the $40 to help them....it's an awful disease.
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I'm already doing a multi-day charity ride that day. Otherwise, it'd be totally cool to go. When Prince did the first concert of his current tour, he did the same thing -- had the show broadcast live to these same theaters. It was a lot of fun to be there. It wasn't like a movie experience, but more like a lot of people getting together for a party. Expect a lot fun to be had!
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Hey Brill..Thanks for the link. I will be sure to spread the word to my buddies. Since my cable company does not carry OLN it's a great opportunity for me.
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I'll be riding the STP that day. However, for those of you in the Seattle area, Cascades Bicycle Club is doing a couple of "showings" of other stages too on a big screen. One of the events even includes a BBQ with a beer garden to help celebrate Bastille Day. More information can be found on Cascade's Tour Cyclism website.
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