Tour de France 2012------ ATTENTION!! LES SPOILERS ------

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  1. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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  2. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    In!

    May get to Paris for the finish this year.

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  3. yater

    yater Long timer

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    I can't wait. I watch every morning and then the highlights at night. I love it.
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  4. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    Nice!

    :nod

    Waiting to get the all access app for the phone,$4.99 from NBC.

    http://tourdefrance.nbcsports.com/
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  5. LngRidr

    LngRidr Been here awhile

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    Can't wait to see Andy get shelled again.


    Jon Kohler
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  6. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    actually for me it should be

    :ricky

    Going to try and "ride the tour" this year-- exercise bike is going in front of the TV with the DVR. I'm just starting so I won't be hitting the whole two hour show, but a good half hour to 45 minutes. :thumb
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  7. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    Great idea!
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  8. shrineclown

    shrineclown Vaginaterian

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    Hmmmm, you may be disappointed on that count.
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  9. Schnickelfritz

    Schnickelfritz pick, grin, repeat

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    Excellent time if you can make it. I've been on the Champs Elysees a couple times for the race, last time in 1998, when Pantani completed the Giro-Tour double. Ullrich and Julich also on the podium that year. Still have my copy of L'Equipe from the next day, with cover pic of podium, Julich with a smile of disbelief.

    It's a great spectacle. My next trip to a grand tour will be in the mountains, probably a week in the Italian Dolomites.

    For those who don't have cable or other TV, there is lots of free live online coverage at www.steephill.tv in several different languages. They carry 10 or more different streams and also link post-race to finish-line clips of 1-10km, highlights and other news sites. Good clearinghouse for live and archived cycling vids of all kinds. From that site and gazzetta.it: here is my favorite 10km of racing so far this year, the uphill finish of stage 15 of this year's Giro d'Italia. In Italian, but the announcers' energy transcends mere language.

    For live race chat and commentary (a virtual cyclosport pub), www.podiumcafe.com has a great crew of cognoscenti, keen observers, hopeless romantics, and attentive and astute reporters from inside and alongside the races.
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  10. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    Been there a couple of times as lived in Paris for seven years. Love the Tour.
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  11. Crocodile Tears

    Crocodile Tears Anti-Semantic

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    andy schleck, all day :freaky
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  12. strongmendieyoung

    strongmendieyoung KLR Lover

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    my friend and I used to mimic the day's stages, albeit on a miniature scale a few years ago. the time trials were always fun:D
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  13. shrineclown

    shrineclown Vaginaterian

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    Uhhh, isn't Nebraska flat?
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  14. strongmendieyoung

    strongmendieyoung KLR Lover

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    NE TN isn't.:deal

    :D
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  15. shrineclown

    shrineclown Vaginaterian

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    I see, I did not read far enough. You are right, great riding. Although, I'll stick to internal combustion while there. And I can't fart that hard.
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  16. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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  17. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    I'm hoping!
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  18. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    It wil be interesting to see how the team handles having both Wiggins and Cavendish.
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  19. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Going to be very interesting to see how he and Cav get on in the same team with very different agendas.
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  20. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Just saw this after I posted the same thing....

    I will be very interesting no doubt. Be great if Sky could get both Yellow and Green :D
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