Author Topic: Tour of California - ITV4  (Read 2541 times)

Re: Tour of California - ITV4
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2011, 01:21:25 pm »
You forgot the attention seeker who runs up the road with the large flag and american football helmet (?) adorned with a variety of horns, but he does make an appearance at the Tour too.   Personally I find them all a pain in the whatsit!

If you're trying to get up that stage, without spewing your guts out, or otherwise failing horribly, these people running by the side must drive you up the wall.

Occasionally you'll see someone actually manage to knock a rider off, with this sort of nonsense, and they generally aren't exactly happy about it!

I guess you can't fence off the entire stage up a mountain, but you'd think supposed supporters would have more sense.  Maybe you're right, and they're just out to be on TV, regardless of the cost to others. :-\
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

Rig of Jarkness

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Re: Tour of California - ITV4
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2011, 05:29:46 pm »
If you're trying to get up that stage, without spewing your guts out, or otherwise failing horribly, these people running by the side must drive you up the wall.

And what was making it worse was that they weren't just alongside the riders they were running in front of them too.  Why can't they just content themselves with cheering from the side of the road ?
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