Author Topic: TdeF 2017  (Read 62377 times)

Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #800 on: July 24, 2017, 09:15:20 pm »

I think I read that a large chunk of their wage budget is taken up with Nacer Bouhanni's wages, and they know they'll usually get a Tour de France wildcard, so it's a bit of a gamble on him being any good in July.


Not just 'being any good' but also 'being good' and not punching fellow hotel guests.

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #801 on: July 24, 2017, 11:19:22 pm »
Irrespective of where J Corbyn, J Clarkson, gammon-faced pig-botherer D Cameron or C Froome actually went to school, I don't suppose any of them actually had any say in the matter.  No-one asked me before I was packed off to serve a ten-stretch at st custards :'(
... and probably no say in their country of birth/upbringing,  either.

I'd happily  punch two of the above in the schnozz - and I'm no fan of Froome - but that's nowt to do with wot school they wuz dragged to.
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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #802 on: July 25, 2017, 08:53:21 am »
Bereft.  :'(
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Samuel D

Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #803 on: July 25, 2017, 09:34:26 am »
Bring on the classics.

fd3

Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #804 on: July 25, 2017, 11:04:21 am »
Don't forget the best grand tour is coming up in August.
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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #805 on: July 25, 2017, 11:09:57 am »
Yes it is. Must look into getting a cable feed or finding it streamed on-line somewhere. While the Inlaw Paw was alive we couldn't watch French TV ("jabbering") and neglected our antennae etc. Doesn't seem worth it for a few weeks/year, though.
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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #806 on: July 25, 2017, 12:22:49 pm »
Not quite a grand tour, but I'll be dot-watching the TCR from this Friday.

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #807 on: July 25, 2017, 06:17:21 pm »
Good news: According to The Comic C Froome has been confirmed to ride the Vuelta.

Bad news: P@nd3m1c Pr0duckt10nzTM® are unable to cover it, partly because ITV4 are only showing highlights, but mostly because I'm going to be in Abroad, where the FOREIGNS come from, for the second half.  And not in Spaign-o either.
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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #808 on: July 25, 2017, 06:59:44 pm »
S'alright. As far as the Grand Tours go, La Veulta is a bit of a fish and chips chicken in a basquet race anyway. :demon:



I blame the English translation of Asterix in Spain for that joak.
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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #809 on: July 25, 2017, 08:12:49 pm »
Bad news: P@nd3m1c Pr0duckt10nzTM® are unable to cover it...
*sulks*
That's two years in a _row_. S'not good enough.
*Goes off in a right stop.*
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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #810 on: July 25, 2017, 08:19:54 pm »
Tell the organisators to re-schedule it, then.  Bloody idiots ought to know I'm always away in early September  :smug:
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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #811 on: July 25, 2017, 09:20:19 pm »
Bereft.  :'(

There's 1500 dots to watch between London and Edinburgh (and back) next week.

Or you could watch our Facebook feed from Semaine Federale in Mortange au Perche :). There will be Beer, Chips, line dancing and Tents. Oh, and galvanised steel showers.

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #812 on: July 25, 2017, 09:23:47 pm »
Somebody want to hold Veloman's pint?   ;D

 :D
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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #813 on: July 25, 2017, 09:24:44 pm »
....... Semaine Federale in Mortange au Perche :). There will be Beer, Chips, line dancing and Tents. Oh, and galvanised steel showers.

Oh, I bet that will hurt!  No nice water to shower under!  (Tee hee hee!) (Jealous really and you will both have a fab time I'm sure)

Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #814 on: July 25, 2017, 09:25:35 pm »

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #815 on: July 25, 2017, 09:28:35 pm »
Somebody want to hold Veloman's pint?   ;D

 :D

Veloman is tea total!

You mean you don't have a pint mug?
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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #816 on: July 25, 2017, 09:39:25 pm »
Somebody want to hold Veloman's pint?   ;D

 :D

Veloman is tea total!

You mean you don't have a pint mug?

Pint mug?

My dear chap, we have glasses or china for drinking from.

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #817 on: July 25, 2017, 09:45:27 pm »
Bereft.  :'(

There's 1500 dots to watch between London and Edinburgh (and back) next week.


Now there's a thought. Can someone put Mr Larrington on the back of ESL's moto for live  P@nd3m1c Pr0duckt10nzTM® coverage.
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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #818 on: July 26, 2017, 01:22:12 am »
Would love to see/read P@nd3m1c Pr0duckt10nzTM® reports on Battle Mountain in a similar stylee.

With the BRITONS' tea . . . And, perhaps, the odd nectarine or guava thrown in for good measure.  ;)
VELOMANCER

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

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #819 on: July 26, 2017, 08:33:48 am »
Bereft.  :'(

There's 1500 dots to watch between London and Edinburgh (and back) next week.

Right enough.

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Or you could watch our Facebook feed from Semaine Federale in Mortagne au Perche :). There will be Beer, Chips, line dancing and Tents. Oh, and galvanised steel showers.

With an opening speech by M. le Maire?  I might toddle over for that.  <rant>Not for Lamouller's dame de paille, though, or any of the other rats on the Comité Directeur.  In 2016 our local CoDep organized Toutes à Strasbourg, a concentration for women from all over. Something like 6000 turned up, many of them riding significant distances to get here.  The amount of work involved was vast.  It went off well, but my main cycling chum, El Presidente, who had pushed the thing through and done most of the work, had a fall when he was piloting a bunch of participants out of Brussels and spent the whole time in hospital.  In return, the Fédé sent someone down to shake political hands in Strasbourg, the covering article in the Fédé's mag totally ignored El Prez and the CoDep, but Lamouller sent an official letter of congratulation to the prez of Randonneurs de Strasbourg, whose club did nothing to help and who personally, in his professional role on the city council, worked against the project.  The federal handshaker received the congrats of the Comité.

Oh, "totally ignored" isn't quite true. A ride across into Germany was planned with a section up through their cycle paths, but access was refused and plans had to be changed.  The article did say that the organizers had failed to obtain permission.

The Fédé can stuff it.  I'm still a member, but just for the insurance and (hopefully) the odd diagonale.

</rant>
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #820 on: July 26, 2017, 06:17:48 pm »
Bereft.  :'(

There's 1500 dots to watch between London and Edinburgh (and back) next week.

Right enough.

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Or you could watch our Facebook feed from Semaine Federale in Mortagne au Perche :). There will be Beer, Chips, line dancing and Tents. Oh, and galvanised steel showers.

With an opening speech by M. le Maire?  I might toddle over for that.  <rant>Not for Lamouller's dame de paille, though, or any of the other rats on the Comité Directeur.  In 2016 our local CoDep organized Toutes à Strasbourg, a concentration for women from all over. Something like 6000 turned up, many of them riding significant distances to get here.  The amount of work involved was vast.  It went off well, but my main cycling chum, El Presidente, who had pushed the thing through and done most of the work, had a fall when he was piloting a bunch of participants out of Brussels and spent the whole time in hospital.  In return, the Fédé sent someone down to shake political hands in Strasbourg, the covering article in the Fédé's mag totally ignored El Prez and the CoDep, but Lamouller sent an official letter of congratulation to the prez of Randonneurs de Strasbourg, whose club did nothing to help and who personally, in his professional role on the city council, worked against the project.  The federal handshaker received the congrats of the Comité.

Oh, "totally ignored" isn't quite true. A ride across into Germany was planned with a section up through their cycle paths, but access was refused and plans had to be changed.  The article did say that the organizers had failed to obtain permission.

The Fédé can stuff it.  I'm still a member, but just for the insurance and (hopefully) the odd diagonale.

</rant>

That sounds about par for the Fédé these days. But don't ignore it please - get on your high horse and make noise. Sooner or later the current Fédé direction will be dying out and we will need new blood or the whole thing will die with them (although of course I still support the ex-clubmate who is Trésorier Fédéral, even if I don't entirely agree with him  :-\ )

Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #821 on: July 27, 2017, 01:18:11 pm »
If you liked THAT photo - you can have it..... for £55

https://www.bandofclimbers.com/products/tour-de-france-2017-that-crash-print

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #822 on: July 27, 2017, 02:08:57 pm »
Bereft.  :'(

There's 1500 dots to watch between London and Edinburgh (and back) next week.

Right enough.

Quote
Or you could watch our Facebook feed from Semaine Federale in Mortagne au Perche :). There will be Beer, Chips, line dancing and Tents. Oh, and galvanised steel showers.

With an opening speech by M. le Maire?  I might toddle over for that.  <rant>Not for Lamouller's dame de paille, though, or any of the other rats on the Comité Directeur.  In 2016 our local CoDep organized Toutes à Strasbourg, a concentration for women from all over. Something like 6000 turned up, many of them riding significant distances to get here.  The amount of work involved was vast.  It went off well, but my main cycling chum, El Presidente, who had pushed the thing through and done most of the work, had a fall when he was piloting a bunch of participants out of Brussels and spent the whole time in hospital.  In return, the Fédé sent someone down to shake political hands in Strasbourg, the covering article in the Fédé's mag totally ignored El Prez and the CoDep, but Lamouller sent an official letter of congratulation to the prez of Randonneurs de Strasbourg, whose club did nothing to help and who personally, in his professional role on the city council, worked against the project.  The federal handshaker received the congrats of the Comité.

Oh, "totally ignored" isn't quite true. A ride across into Germany was planned with a section up through their cycle paths, but access was refused and plans had to be changed.  The article did say that the organizers had failed to obtain permission.

The Fédé can stuff it.  I'm still a member, but just for the insurance and (hopefully) the odd diagonale.

</rant>

That sounds about par for the Fédé these days. But don't ignore it please - get on your high horse and make noise. Sooner or later the current Fédé direction will be dying out and we will need new blood or the whole thing will die with them (although of course I still support the ex-clubmate who is Trésorier Fédéral, even if I don't entirely agree with him  :-\ )

Oh, the noise was made, especially since the AG was in Colmar last year. We were going to get up a fronde to take Lamouller out of the presidency, but he must have heard rumblings - not necessarily ours - as he took himself out.  They also gave some kind of gong to El Prez.

As to new blood, I already did my 9 years on the CoDep and I've had it up to there - bletherskites, timeservers and little tin gods.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #823 on: July 27, 2017, 02:31:17 pm »
"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

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #824 on: July 27, 2017, 03:03:31 pm »
Ah yes - I knew it reminded me of something.
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