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Pingu

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TdeF 2017
« on: June 30, 2017, 05:40:06 pm »
Placeholder for Mr. Larrington  :)

spesh

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017, 05:52:06 pm »
<anticipation intensifies>
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Torslanda

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 06:52:42 pm »
Omnes: 'Get on wivvit!'
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 07:16:34 pm »
Miaow!
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Karla

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 09:46:59 pm »
I'm away for two weeks and I didn't set the PVR.  Damn.

Auntie Helen

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 09:50:10 pm »
I live 25km from Düsseldorf but won't be going tomorrow- too crowded!
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pdm

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2017, 10:11:32 pm »
I'm away for two weeks and I didn't set the PVR.  Damn.
I am recording the highlights - I am sure something can be arranged....

pdm

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2017, 10:12:54 pm »
I live 25km from Düsseldorf but won't be going tomorrow- too crowded!
Was in Orsoy last week - even closer... :)

Auntie Helen

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2017, 07:14:26 am »
I live 25km from Düsseldorf but won't be going tomorrow- too crowded!
Was in Orsoy last week - even closer... :)
I cycle through there on occasion for a different Rhein crossing
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T42

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2017, 07:49:53 am »
When I worked for Ericsson we called it Drotteldorf.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2017, 08:29:24 am »
Looking at the route, I dont think the organisers want Froome to win

Mr Larrington

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2017, 02:38:36 pm »
Promising start as TV's Super D Millar does not wear a stupid hat in pre-race wibbling with TV's G Imlach and TV's C Boardmen.
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citoyen

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2017, 02:51:04 pm »
TV's Super D Millar has some great hair action going on at the moment. Would be a shame to cover it up with a silly hat.

spesh

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2017, 02:52:02 pm »
'Tis but the prologue. There's plenty of time for a Super D Millarnery moment twixt now and gay Paree...


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thing1

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2017, 05:31:47 pm »
Very sad to see Valverde out so soon. He's so good at lighting up the mountain stages, we'll miss him (and his team really will)
 

Steph

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2017, 06:08:31 pm »
...and thank you S4C for your coverage. Chwarae teg, Geraint!
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Mr Larrington

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2017, 06:20:05 pm »
w00t!  P@nd3m1c Pr0duckt10nzTM® iz back.  Unfortunately teh Write app we used last year 4 teh writing ov Stuffs has just decided not 2 work any more.  This iz made ov pants.  And teh much-hyped-on-TV Word 4 Fondleslabs cannot save Stuffs as a text file, which iz made ov MOAR pants.  And keeps autocorrecting “teh”, which iz made ov unwashed pants.  With Tories in them.  And (explodes…)

Stage 1: Düsseldorf

Omnes:GET ON WITH IT!!1!
N Boulting:O hai! I am TV’s *** Boulting and I am made ov teh win!
SD Millar:O hai! I am TV’s Super D Millar and I, also, am made ov teh win!
N Boulting:No hat today, eh, Super D? And no pelicans, either!
SD Millar:No. No, there are not. Good weather 4 teh ducks, though, lol and, indeed, roffle!
A Duck:Actually, Super D Millar, we anatidae like nothing better than a nice sunny day. Except bread, natch. Got any bread?
SD Millar:No. No, I haz not.
A Duck:DIAF, Super D Millar! (Exit, pursued by a cocker spaniel)
N Boulting:Yay! Here iz TV’s M Rendall, Knower ov Stuffs! Plz 2 tell us, M Rendall, what u know ov teh course and things?
M Rendall:Nix rien nul y naff-all! Je am gang ti la Kneipe! (Exit, shaped like an umbrella)
Enter TV’s C Boardmen
EC Boardman:O hai! I am TV’s Evil C Boardman and I am teh embodiment ov pure wickedness, badditude and vole-bothering! Right, I’m off! Iz teh small furry animal out there with mi naem on it. Bai! (Exit, pursued by TV’s Nice C Boardman)
N Boulting:Lucky escape there, eh, kids!
Some time later…
PT Voeckler:O hai! Je suis Petit Tommy Voeckler de la télévision, et je suis fabriqué de la victoire! Toutes les belles dames de la France m’aimeront encore plus, parce que je serai dans un opéra du savon. Il s’agit de la famille, n’est-ce pas? J’ai pris des leçons de Danny Dyer de la télévision!1
Quite a lot later…
S ["Poisonous term" - Ed.]anel:O hai! I am S ["Poisonous term" - Ed.]anel and although I am made ov teh win, having been teh time-trial champion ov France many times, I am just here 4 joke comedy purposes today!
A Valverde:Piss! That hurts!
G Thomas:O hai! I am no longer C Froome but I am still made ov teh win! Plz 2 buck ur ideas up, u lot! They call this teh “hot seat” but I iz bloody freezing and want 2 go 2 teh pub!
T Martin:Arse!
M Kitteh:O hai! I am M Kitteh and I am made ov teh win! Also, miaow! Not a bad time-trial 4 a sprinter, eh? Plz 2 give mi teh fish!
N Quintana:O hai! Mi name iz N Quintana. U killed mi father. Prepare 2 die! Oh. Bollocks!
C Froome:O hai clouds oh hai sky team bus o hai stem o bugger!
G Thomas:Yay! Pwnage! I can haz shinyjumper!
Much, much later…
SD Millar:***?
N Boulting:Yes, Super D?
SD Millar:U never did tell mi what iz teh capital ov Canada!
CP Sagan:Crazy!!1!

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citoyen

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2017, 06:45:33 pm »
Broken kneecap for Valverde. That's gonna hurt.

David Martin

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2017, 07:06:55 pm »
There is a pun here about the kneecap being the patella which is also the latin name for the limpet.
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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2017, 07:21:46 pm »
What's the general spoiler status of this thread?

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TheLurker

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2017, 07:22:17 pm »
w00t!  P@nd3m1c Pr0duckt10nzTM® iz back. 
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Basil

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2017, 07:42:36 pm »
What's the general spoiler status of this thread?


I'd say that if anyone didn't want to know the score,  they should look away now.

Seriously,  if you don't want to know what happened in the tdf, why would you click on a thread entitled tdf?
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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2017, 07:46:41 pm »
Half of the riders in the top 8 today were Team Sky riders.

Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2017, 08:26:41 pm »
So I guess Geraint will fall in for full support of Froome, but with a certain amount of 'waiting in the wings' just in case...
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David Martin

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2017, 08:42:34 pm »
First welsh yellow jumper wearer..
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