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Old 06-30-12, 05:44 AM
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the Official Tour de France 2012 Thread

here we go folks! Its that time when MUP racing reaches is all time high!

Any predictions on the race?
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Old 06-30-12, 05:48 AM
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Ibtm.
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Mods usually let us have one TdF thread in the road forums, but no spoilers allowed, so maybe they'll let this one stay.
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Ibtm.
orly? Didn't we have one last year?
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Old 06-30-12, 05:55 AM
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a good tip if you don't want spoilers. Unfollow: bike shops, cycling friends, the tour, velonews, zipp, etc. You get the idea.
That, or get your butt up early and watch the tour and go to work late, I'm lucky I won't be working until the race if finished.
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Old 06-30-12, 06:04 AM
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Lets hope we don't get the same awful commercials as we did last year...I think the IZOD song is still stuck in my head
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I predict 1 top rider and several others get busted for doping.
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I have no idea whom he may be , but I'm pulling for the rider that weighs closest to 200lbs. or 14 stone being a not so svelte 210 myself
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I am already burned out of seeing Road ID commercials
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Old 06-30-12, 07:13 AM
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I'm moving back to europe dammit
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"canondale supersix evo ultimate, the best bike in the world" doubt it...
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I'm pretty stoked for the tour!
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I think they need more commercials with Allison Tetrick Starnes and Emilia Fahlin, or both in one commercial..... with me.....



oooops, I just woke up....
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The most wonderful time of the year!

Love how the tour is treated like the world series of cycling, with bigger budget coverage, Phil wears a suit jacket, etc.

Hopefully this year there won't be as many bad crashes as last year! The image of barbed wire pierced skin is still burned into my mind!
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The most wonderful time of the year!

Love how the tour is treated like the world series of cycling, with bigger budget coverage, Phil wears a suit jacket, etc.

Hopefully this year there won't be as many bad crashes as last year! The image of barbed wire pierced skin is still burned into my mind!

Incidentally.
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I wish I had a local bar that played the tour. Some place I could watch it amongst other cyclists
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I wish I had a local bar that played the tour. Some place I could watch it amongst other cyclists

I agree!! best we have here is a big screen at the local lbs. No alcohol during business hours, come on, the TdF starts at 8 a.m., they really don't open until 10 a.m. I can tye on a good one by then :-)
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I agree!! best we have here is a big screen at the local lbs. No alcohol during business hours, come on, the TdF starts at 8 a.m., they really don't open until 10 a.m. I can tye on a good one by then :-)
lol, yeah...Im just thinking somebody could play off the DVR around 5 or 6, that would seem reasonable.
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Eff the Tdf.

I hope my DVR recorded it.
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I wish I had a local bar that played the tour. Some place I could watch it amongst other cyclists
Move to Flanders Fredly. I'm sure botto gets hammered and watches it with the local bar crowd.
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