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Inspiring Tour de France pics

Old 07-23-10, 01:26 PM
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Inspiring Tour de France pics

https://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201..._-_part_i.html
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Old 07-23-10, 01:57 PM
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Beautiful & awesome, yes, but the only thing they inspire me to do is start carrying kleenex in my jersey pocket so I won't have any boogers or snot on my face during extreme closeup shots.


Also dental floss.
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Old 07-23-10, 02:08 PM
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If I looked half as good as that^ during intervals I would be modeling Oakley's by now.
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Old 07-23-10, 02:11 PM
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Awesome pics!
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haha I think i'd bring bandaids too. I'm new to cycling and geez are they scratched up! Great battle scars!
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Love the contrasting pix of Christian and Tyler after their crashes.
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the picture of farrar is priceless.
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#25 is probably my favorite so far..
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Awesome photos.
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Originally Posted by pandabear View Post
the picture of farrar is priceless.
I feel bad for the guy. I'd be heart broken if I was a sprinter and ended up breaking my wrist early in The Tour.
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This was posted in the 33 Tour thread a few days ago, so many great pictures. So much emotion, especially #2(Lance TT), #11(Farrar Wrist), #21(Cav Podium), #31(Cadel Crying).
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I really like #35. Yikes!!
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By far the best bike race photos I've ever seen. OUTstanding.
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Here is a pic I like from another set... there is at least one guy who's having a fun time at another rider's expense:
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Originally Posted by calamarichris View Post
Beautiful & awesome, yes, but the only thing they inspire me to do is start carrying kleenex in my jersey pocket so I won't have any boogers or snot on my face during extreme closeup shots.


Also dental floss.
What are you talking about, i don't see any boogers or snot and i stared at it for like 10 minutes trying to figure it out. are you saying that contador doesn't have boogers and you wanna be like that?
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Very cool pictures! Thanks for the link.
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Originally Posted by skinnyry View Post
What are you talking about, i don't see any boogers or snot and i stared at it for like 10 minutes trying to figure it out. are you saying that contador doesn't have boogers and you wanna be like that?
Sorry for taking 10 minutes of your life. Didn't mean to imply that Contador had any visible nasal nuggets, just that I almost always do.
(S'not the only way I fail at emulating the TdF gods.)
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Notice the side of the motorcycle in #15?
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7. 11. 13. 15. 22. 23. 32. 33. 39.
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Great stuff.
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boston.com big picture never fails to impress.
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Notice the side of the motorcycle in #15?
and mcewens handlebar tape!
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By far the best bike race photos I've ever seen. OUTstanding.
boston.com pictures are always excellent. i've been using them for wallpaper for a while.
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