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Mr Larrington

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #50 on: July 03, 2017, 12:56:57 pm »
The Vauxhall Slummy Mummy one repeatedly shown on Saturday made me want to go out and commit mass murder, as the poet sang.
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citoyen

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #51 on: July 03, 2017, 12:58:40 pm »
If you are going to take a fussy elephant to a party, you should take your own bloody nuts with you.  :demon:

Exactly!

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #52 on: July 03, 2017, 01:06:09 pm »
Oi, SD Millar!  P@nd3m1c Pr0duckt10nz used a Chanel 9 gag yesterday so enough already with your "Scorchio" nonse.
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MikeFromLFE

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #53 on: July 03, 2017, 01:06:20 pm »
Are there more adverts this year, or are they just a /lot/ more annoying (and that's from a family that only ever record the highlights and fast-forward through the ads)


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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #54 on: July 03, 2017, 01:26:28 pm »
Are there more adverts this year, or are they just a /lot/ more annoying (and that's from a family that only ever record the highlights and fast-forward through the ads)

Yes and yes.

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Until I have finished with the covfefe-snorting "creative" types who infest advertising agencies, that is.  :demon:


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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #55 on: July 03, 2017, 01:28:03 pm »
Yebbut, shirley cushioning barriers, as provided in F1 (not that I watch it or am inviting too close a comparison) are there to provide a safer zone in certain areas should someone happen slide off, albeit a relatively infrequent occurrence.  Vv did actually hit the barrier.

Yebbut² you're not going to do a rerun of Le Mans 1955 with a mere bicycle; and as far as the riders are concerned, F1 is about cars and drivers, not those pestilential cyclists.
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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #56 on: July 03, 2017, 02:20:31 pm »
Part of one of the Giro TTs really was on an F1 circuit (the Milan one)...

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #57 on: July 03, 2017, 03:19:13 pm »
And they took in part of Spa today.  Flat through Eau Rouge.
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Clare

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #58 on: July 03, 2017, 04:36:52 pm »
Crazy!

Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #59 on: July 03, 2017, 04:38:57 pm »
I'm looking forward to the interview with Peter Crazy Sagan  :P
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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #60 on: July 03, 2017, 05:09:51 pm »
I wonder if Sagan broke his power meter!! Insane finish

citoyen

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #61 on: July 03, 2017, 05:13:52 pm »
I'm looking forward to the interview with Peter Crazy Sagan  :P

Ski goggles! What a wacky funster.

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #62 on: July 03, 2017, 05:26:18 pm »
Stage 3: Liège->Longwy

N Boulting:O hai! TV’s *** Boulting here. U like mi SNO globe?
SD Millar:O hai, ***! I see ur SNO globe and raise u teh packet ov Fisherman’s Friends! Game theory! Who will launch teh futile break today, eh?
N Boulting:GV Avermaet.
SD Millar:Nope.
N Boulting:TD Gendt. PT Voeckler.
SD Millar:No.
N Boulting:Bill Brewer, Jan Stewer, Michael Matthews, Peter Gurney, Peter Davy, John Degenkolb, Dan'l Whiddon, Harry teh Hawk.
SD Millar:No. No, not them either.
N Boulting:That German bloke with teh apparent teeth?
SD Millar:We haz a winner! Lunch?
N Boulting:Lunch! Here are TV’s M Smith and not-TV’s M McNally 2 entertain u while Super D and I stuff our faces with yummy nosh!
M Smith:Ta, Super D. I am joined. By M McNally. Who is a. Scouser.
M McNally:Greetings and werl dey do dere dough don’t dey!
M Smith:What did he. Just say?
M McNally:Calm down calm down our Mattie eh!
M Smith:Y Offredo hard. Or what?
M McNally:Werl, dat’s just ‘ow dey say “’ello” in Toxteth, eh, eh!
M Smith:What did he. Just say?
CD Coulthard:Och aye teh noo, muthafukkas! TV’s Crazy D Coulthard here. Jus’ wanna say “flat through Eau Rouge”, bruv! RISPEK and, indeed, Word, innit!
M Smith:What did he. Just say?
CP Sagan:This ^^^^.
Post-lunch…
N Boulting:Tell us about teh Monks ov Stavelot, Super D!
SD Millar:(Improvising desperately) They had a hit in 1979 with “Nice Legs, Shame About Teh Face”. Big in Canada1. Is it Halifax?
N Boulting:No. No, they did not. And no, it isn’t Halifax either.
SD Millar:Arse!
After coffee, mints and snifter ov Armagnac…
N Boulting:…and teh second-highest point in Luxembourg. Sometimes I hate this job!
SD Millar:Cheer up, ***! Look, a metal chamber orchestra on a roundabout!
D Tröll:Metal chamber orchestra? That’s us, Dream Tröll, Leeds’ premier Metal Mayhem MerchantsTM, that is2! Endorsed by teh Labour Party3! Buy our record!
N Farage:If they start playing I’m going 2 write 2 my MEP!
Omnes:Piss off, expense-fiddling racist fist magnet!!1!
After a nice cup ov tea and a sit down…
N Boulting: …intermediate sprint! Tessa Pollitt!
SD Millar:Even I, like any fule, kno she played bass in Teh Slits, ***!
N Boulting:Soz. Easy mistake 2 make. Look, cows!
SD Millar:Game Theory! Hic!
Later…
M Smith:Your prediction 4. Teh podium in. Paris, M McNally?
M McNally:C Froome, I Montoya N Quintana, J Birdsong, eh. His mum was in Teh Supremes4 eh.
J Birdsong:I’m gonna make u love me! Oh, yes I will. Yes I will!
M Smith:Blimey I understood. That.
Later…
N Brown:O hai! I am N Brown and I am made ov teh Win! Teh spottyjumper will be mine all mine oh yes!
N Politt:O hai! I am N Politt, and not T Pollitt, and I am made ov slightly less Win. Arse!
SD Millar:…and Luxembourg has more castles per unit area than anywhere else in Europe. TV’s A Schleck told me!
A Schleck:He’s right, u know!
Much later…
N Boulting:And now TV’s M Rendall, polyglot cleverclogs.
M Rendall:Auch tellim Lúxembourgish bunnywunnies l’histõire ciclisšimo blong our Lucieñ ćlubski. Autogizmo!
SD Millar:That’s easy 4 u 2 say!
Omnes:So, not much happening, then?
ML Maire:No. No, there is not.
Some time later…
TD Gendt:O hai! I am TD Gendt and I am made ov teh Win! Wot u say teh couple ov hours ago, SD Millar, u grate ponce?
SD Millar:Teh pelican is a very big powerful cat!
M Kitteh:No, SD Millar. That is me. Also, miaow!
SD Attenborough: What did he just say?
When SD Millar is through with his orgone accumulator…
TD Gendt:Arse!
SD Millar:Game Theory, innit!
N Boulting:Reboot! See, I haz new word 2!
Omnes:And here’s a three-fingered salute 4 you, ***!
L Calmejane:O hai! I am L Calmejane and I am made ov teh Win! Make a joke about me having teh gurl’s names and I will kill u utterly 2 DETH!
Omnes:…teh meanest thing that he ever did was before he left, he went and named me "Lilian", lol!
L Calmejane:I warned u! I fukn’ warned u! Oh, I haz been caught, like a Treen in a disabled spaceship! Arse!
N Boulting:Quickstep have floored it roffle!
Omnes:That falls below teh minimum standard as laid down in ur contract., ***. U will not be paid 4 it.
R Porte:O g’day! I am R Porte and 4 once am demonstrating some Winnitude! Oh.
GV Avermaet:O hai! GV Avermaet here and in case u forgot I pwned teh Olympic Road Race! Oh.
M Matthews:O h… oh.
CP Sagan:What is pressure ha ha and, moreover, lol! I told u I was Crazy!!1!

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woollypigs

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #63 on: July 03, 2017, 05:35:53 pm »
Now that was a finish and a half :)

quixoticgeek

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #64 on: July 03, 2017, 06:00:36 pm »
Now that was a finish and a half :)

Happened on a bar showing tdf on the big screen today. Fantastic finish!

Actually watching it rather than following by radio/text, I think I'm gonna have to do a print out of all the different jerseys so I can work out which is which...

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #65 on: July 03, 2017, 06:17:12 pm »
Comments on Stage 1&2, in descending importance:
...
- Apparently the various fractures suffered by the prologue riders were "just part of bikeracing", and its "impossible to protect 14km of roads." FFS - there were maybe 8 fast corners. 2 gym-mats rolled-up at the exit of each would have reduced the risk of serious injury by about 70%. A few quid and a couple of man-hours would have been enough to prevent just about *every* injury. HOW many million Euro did Dusseldorf pay for the race??

Have a look at this discussion...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haLgLaKvAvM    After Valverde crash, TDF must become safer 



Wonder if C Boardman has an opinion on wet prologues and accidents.
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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #66 on: July 03, 2017, 06:23:52 pm »
+1. For the cost of a few bales of hay and a heavier clean-up.

There were multiple cleanups, one of the main organisers rode the stretch on his own bike several times to check it. Apparantly this part of the road is used by cars to drive uphill to the bridge, so a lot rubber and some oil on the road. Plus super-slick German asfalt with hardly any grip.

Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #67 on: July 03, 2017, 06:56:56 pm »
I'm looking forward to the interview with Peter Crazy Sagan  :P

Ski goggles! What a wacky funster.

Ski goggles round your neck? Totally normal behaviour if you're Peter Sagan  :P
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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #68 on: July 03, 2017, 07:01:23 pm »
He'd obviously heard, and misunderstood, TV's Super D Millar referring to B Hinault winning Liège-Bastogne-Liège in a snowstorm.  Or he's crazy.
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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #69 on: July 03, 2017, 08:51:39 pm »
Obelix's Razor - Everything can be explained by the people involved being crazy.  ;)
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David Martin

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #70 on: July 03, 2017, 09:12:47 pm »
I'm looking forward to the interview with Peter Crazy Sagan  :P

Ski goggles! What a wacky funster.

Ski goggles round your neck? Totally normal behaviour if you're Peter Sagan  :P
They are motocross goggles, not ski goggles.
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Samuel D

Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #71 on: July 03, 2017, 09:19:26 pm »
He’s crazy alright, but in this instance he’s paid to be crazy.

Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #72 on: July 03, 2017, 09:26:09 pm »
I'm looking forward to the interview with Peter Crazy Sagan  :P

Ski goggles! What a wacky funster.

Ski goggles round your neck? Totally normal behaviour if you're Peter Sagan  :P
They are motocross goggles, not ski goggles.


What. Ever. Totally normal then....
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citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #73 on: July 04, 2017, 10:04:26 am »
They are motocross goggles, not ski goggles.

Yes, I was put right on that matter by Lionel Birnie on the Cycling Podcast this morning. I wouldn't know the difference, tbh, being neither a skier nor a motocrosser.

He’s crazy alright, but in this instance he’s paid to be crazy.

That doesn't sound so crazy to me - more like a sound business decision on his part.

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #74 on: July 04, 2017, 10:10:54 am »
CP Sagan did mention the nature of the goggles when interviewed by TV's M Rendall but I think you had to watch the highlights programme for that as the live coverage overran as usual and there's no-one at ITV4 with sufficient mastery of the SCIENCE to push the right button at the right time to tell PVRs when to stop.
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