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CharlieG wrote:

Good luck, SaV. You'll be fine.

Cheers mate

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Yates still in Red heading into the last week of the Vuelta.

He's turned into a right spiky little cunt.

Post stage intervirews he can barely contain his contempt and that Daniel Thiebe (sp) is not mug and asks sensible questions - not the painful "how do you feel after winning" rubbish you normally get.

Great race yesterday,  Woods was practically stationary on a few occasions as the incline went over 25% but he pushed it out.  Very emotional interview with him afterwards as he was describing how his wife recently gave birth to a still born son - he was tearing up pretty much like I was!

Yates lost a little time to Valverde - I reckon Valverde has the right cocktail of drugs coarsing through his veins and he'll do Yates for the overall win which might smash Yates' confidence when you look at what happened in the Giro

Great racing with passionate crowds - loving it

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Yeah - it is my favourite grand tour.

Valverde - thirty fucking eight and can do everything!

I watched an IV with him the other day and the only question not asked was what drugs are you on?

I am going to watch the highlights again in a bit - on ITV 4 and Eurosport.

I want Yates to win - spikey cunt or not I'm a jingoistic bastard and he is British.

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That finish yesterday!

Sagan almost caught the two on the line - amazing race and some frighteningly quick speeds due to the tailwind

Yates then went on to say it was the easiest day of the race so far.......

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^^^  Ha ha ha - how far did Sagan sprint?  500 meters and almost caught them - i'd like to see his speed over the last 350 meters.

Great to see the break succeed.  The break is almost a thing of the past these days but the Vuelta is a different beast.

Great stage.

Two days in Andora to decide it.

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Going to a talk by Charlie Kelly, one of the founding fathers of mountain biking, in Keswick, tomorrow night. Really looking forward to it.

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CharlieG wrote:

Going to a talk by Charlie Kelly, one of the founding fathers of mountain biking, in Keswick, tomorrow night. Really looking forward to it.

Should be good.

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Travis Bickle wrote:
CharlieG wrote:

Going to a talk by Charlie Kelly, one of the founding fathers of mountain biking, in Keswick, tomorrow night. Really looking forward to it.

Should be good.

Didn't get there. Have had the most horrendous viral infection for the last week and still feel like shit.
On a brighter note, I've just taken delivery of a Cateye Volt 1700 , for night road riding. Jesus it's bright.

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Went out last Sunday on the MTB. First time back in Elland Woods for a while. Forgotten just how blessed we are to have trials like that practically on the doorstep. Grinning like an idiot at the end of the descent.

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New front derailleur and recable. Took 20 minutes  and shifts perfectly. What are the odds that when I'm 15 miles from home, the whole thing will explode? hmm

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As long as it drops onto the small chainring you'll be right ;-)

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I can confirm that everything works perfectly. Just been up to Whinlatter for a coffee and back. Downside is that it is pissing down. The road is closed to traffic but bikes can get through.

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First day, of this winter, in full, Roubaix bib tights. Getting a bit nippy on  a morning, up here.

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I love how the UCI are the same as all the other infectual governing bodies.


Sock lengths.  I'd be extremely keen to see the finances on that in relation to aqua Blue going bust for example.


Twats.

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Bit of night riding yesterday......
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Slippy in places but great fun. And still better than running.....

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Nice pic, Trav. Looks a bit Royston Vasey.....

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CharlieG wrote:

Nice pic, Trav. Looks a bit Royston Vasey.....

Top of 'Mink Farm', cracking descent down into Elland. So yep, very Royston Vasey.....

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Travis Bickle wrote:
CharlieG wrote:

Nice pic, Trav. Looks a bit Royston Vasey.....

Top of 'Mink Farm', cracking descent down into Elland. So yep, very Royston Vasey.....

Looks like the view from Col de Syon Lane as I speed down the Great West Road into Brentford

I

Am

Not

Jealous

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Another night ride. Both batteries died. Luckily my mate had a spare. Then the bar mount kept slipping which meant hurtling down trails only for it to seem like someone had turned the lights off. That'll test your nerve. As will two bulls running out of the pitch black when you're halfway down a track. A bit of everything tonight. Slippy as hell but great fun. Loving these Saturday night rides. Got back just in time for Stacey Dooley mind......
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He didn't tell us his mates were hiding round the corner.....

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The lad's just got a couple of 130mm, 29Er full bouncers to test. A GT and a Trek. He's been throwing the GT around Leeds Bike Park this afternoon and is very impressed, so far.

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Sky to end sponsorship of Team Sky at the end of 2019.

So Lappiertie (sp) will get his wish to even things up a bit in the peoloton - can't see anyone else willing to pump that sort of money in.

Also makes next years Tour interesting.  Froome will never have a team like that again to support him but I suspect Thomas could - so who will win it if they both go for another Tour win?

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Want/need/fancy a new road bike. Seriously looking at this bad boy. Her Ladyship is, seriously, looking at a new kitchen.... hmm

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/media/catalog/product/e/n/endurance_sl_disc_etap_zippwheels_integratedbarstem__side-web.png

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So kitchen it is then.

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I know bikes are expensive when they don't have pedals.

First they took my gears away.

Now pedals.

The world has turned to shit.

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Nice wheels Charlie.

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