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Re: The stupidest rider you saw
« Reply #50 on: 09 September, 2023, 06:50:51 pm »
I followed an Italian for 20k into Dreux who was only wearing one shoe.  Never got round to asking.

The other was probably a bit dirty.
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Re: The stupidest rider you saw
« Reply #51 on: 10 September, 2023, 01:53:53 pm »
 ;D

Re: The stupidest rider you saw
« Reply #52 on: 10 September, 2023, 02:29:57 pm »
I rode for a bit with an Italian rider who was wearing white shorts. A bold choice for PBP, but I guess he wanted to match with his shoes and bar tape...

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Re: The stupidest rider you saw
« Reply #53 on: 10 September, 2023, 02:57:28 pm »
Audax Italia does run organised bag drops for riders to ensure their appearance is pristine at all times.

No doubt there are laundry services and hair stylists available for members as well.

2027 I believe they will have a mobile espresso van at each control to ensure they don’t have to put up with mediocre coffee.

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Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: The stupidest rider you saw
« Reply #54 on: 10 September, 2023, 04:15:01 pm »
I saw a few people who classified as stupid:-

Second night, saw a rider with a blue light on at the back along with a red one, from a distance it looked like an emergency vehicle, I also saw him third and fourth night unless their was more than one doing it. On the fourth night, I saw the motorcylist's just ride past him but they stopped a rider with no back light in the same group.



This guy was very lucky not to have been picked up by the gendarmes or police. Blue gyrophares are quite definitely not allowed on anything other than an emergency vehicle (that does include gas and electricity emergency teams but I think all the others, water, breakdown trucks etc are only allowed orange). You can get the book thrown at you for that sort of nonsense (and probably delayed until outside control times in the case of PBP!)

Re: The stupidest rider you saw
« Reply #55 on: 21 September, 2023, 06:10:28 pm »
It's me...  ;D


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Re: The stupidest rider you saw
« Reply #56 on: 21 September, 2023, 08:15:05 pm »
Audax Italia does run organised bag drops for riders to ensure their appearance is pristine at all times.

No doubt there are laundry services and hair stylists available for members as well.

2027 I believe they will have a mobile espresso van at each control to ensure they don’t have to put up with mediocre coffee.

Audax done right!

How do I join Audax Italia?

Re: The stupidest rider you saw
« Reply #57 on: 21 September, 2023, 11:15:47 pm »
It's me...  ;D



No, no - that's fine!  And not unknown in my part of the audax world.  Banjo, now that would be stupid!

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Re: The stupidest rider you saw
« Reply #58 on: 23 September, 2023, 12:07:50 pm »
Audax Italia does run organised bag drops for riders to ensure their appearance is pristine at all times.

No doubt there are laundry services and hair stylists available for members as well.

2027 I believe they will have a mobile espresso van at each control to ensure they don’t have to put up with mediocre coffee.

Audax done right!

How do I join Audax Italia?
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