Author Topic: ey up, tha rides tha bike well....  (Read 1377 times)

tiermat

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Re: ey up, tha rides tha bike well....
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2011, 10:29:15 am »
 :thumbsup:

jogler

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Re: ey up, tha rides tha bike well....
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2011, 10:45:11 am »
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onb

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Re: ey up, tha rides tha bike well....
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2011, 06:35:48 pm »
Na then mussettes ful of tripe,yorks pud and blackpuddin.
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Re: ey up, tha rides tha bike well....
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2011, 07:04:32 pm »
Na then mussettes ful of tripe,yorks pud and blackpuddin.

I've just got back from a weekend in t'north.

George Hotel, Huddersfield, birthplace of rugby league and Harold Wilson - and no black pudding for breakfast!

Harrrumph. As a connoisseur of black pudding/pig's pudding/boudin noir/morcilla, I was not amused.

When I were a lad...etc etc

Still, if the Yorkies get the Tour, great!
The journey is always more important than the destination

Karla

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Re: ey up, tha rides tha bike well....
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2011, 07:11:49 pm »
So, a daytrip to Leeds to watch the prologue, then I get to decide whether to stay at home and watch them past my front door (Blossom Street?) or to camp on one of the climbs.   Then again, they normally like to have a flat stage and a sprint finish at the start, so I don't rate the chances of seeing them on Fleet Moss or Sutton Bank.  What do the panel think?

Re: ey up, tha rides tha bike well....
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2011, 07:14:54 pm »
Since when was Yorkshire in France?

Breaking news: next year's TOB starts in Amsterdam.  ::-) And yes I'm being pedantic.
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Re: ey up, tha rides tha bike well....
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2011, 07:16:32 pm »
Since when was Yorkshire in France?

Breaking news: next year's TOB starts in Amsterdam.  ::-) And yes I'm being pedantic.

Not quite, but next year's TdF starts in Liege.

Re: ey up, tha rides tha bike well....
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2011, 07:20:21 pm »
I saw the TDF in Barcelona :thumbsup:

I actually do expect the weather in Yorkshire to be better.

Re: ey up, tha rides tha bike well....
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2011, 02:34:09 pm »
Hurrah ! I've always wanted to see a stage. Will we get the tour caravan too do you think ?
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

clarion

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Re: ey up, tha rides tha bike well....
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2011, 10:15:19 pm »
That'd be a much better Depart than the lame one that London did.
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Re: ey up, tha rides tha bike well....
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2011, 12:50:42 pm »
Hurrah ! I've always wanted to see a stage. Will we get the tour caravan too do you think ?

Yes. It was present for the Depart from London and through Kent.
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tiermat

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Re: ey up, tha rides tha bike well....
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2011, 12:51:59 pm »
So instead of bottles of water etc, do you think they would be chucking out pork pies and bottles of mild from the caravan? :)
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Re: ey up, tha rides tha bike well....
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2011, 12:55:10 pm »
So instead of bottles of water etc, do you think they would be chucking out pork pies and bottles of mild from the caravan? :)

Don't forget the Le Tour branded flat caps. ;)
 
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Re: ey up, tha rides tha bike well....
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2011, 12:56:20 pm »
Hurrah ! I've always wanted to see a stage. Will we get the tour caravan too do you think ?

Yes. It was present for the Depart from London and through Kent.

It wasn't the full caravan by any means.
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Re: ey up, tha rides tha bike well....
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2011, 01:00:36 pm »
It's probably best to read the one comment below the story in a Barnsley accent.

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I understand that the previous time the Tour de France visited England there were very significant costs to local authorities. In particular, I understand that the costs to Medway Towns in 2007, for the same event, rose from a budgeted £86,000 to £482,890. I hope that there has been a realistic estimation of the costs to the local rate payers.

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Re: ey up, tha rides tha bike well....
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2011, 01:15:15 pm »
And the value to the community of the additional people visiting, the publicity value for yorkshire as a tourist destination?

Penny wise, pound foolish maybe.
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Re: ey up, tha rides tha bike well....
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2011, 01:22:36 pm »
And the value to the community of the additional people visiting, the publicity value for yorkshire as a tourist destination?

Penny wise, pound foolish maybe.

Look after the pennnies and the pounds will look after themselves, or many a mickle makes a muckle.

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Re: ey up, tha rides tha bike well....
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2011, 06:48:53 pm »
I knew they were applying for this, great that they've got it.  :thumbsup:

Will they have a paced stage with whippets?
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.