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    Just curious if anyone is planning on starting a Tour de France thread

    Just curious. (I like the TDF)
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    I know nothing about pro road cycling but I plan on following it this year. I would be interested in a thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Just curious. (I like the TDF)
    Those guy's are on dope...I'm watching for sure

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    Just curious if anyone is planning on starting a Tour de France thread

    What is the TDF? I thought all euro road racing was cancelled until they can figure out the winners for the Tour De France from 1998-2012.
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    Velogames Fantasy Cycling 2013 is fun and easy. Most TDF games are more work than I want to deal with. A league always helps with the TDF threads.

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    i'm leaving for France next week. i'll make sure to post some pics of the crazies on Alpe d'Huez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by modbog View Post
    i'm leaving for France next week. i'll make sure to post some pics of the crazies on Alpe d'Huez.
    AWESOME FOR YOU!!
    Please do post some TDF pix!
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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Just curious. (I like the TDF)
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    Quote Originally Posted by modbog View Post
    i'm leaving for France next week. i'll make sure to post some pics of the crazies on Alpe d'Huez.
    Surely you’re stopping by Belgium before returning home???
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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Just curious if anyone is planning on starting a Tour de France thread

    Just curious. (I like the TDF)
    You started it.

    Great 1st stage IMHO!

    Gotta love those tour buses
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    I don't know how to say cluster**** in French. Maybe "Gruppe de merde"?

    The banners on the edge of the road, that were at handlebar height. The stupid narrow road with high curbs.

    And the bus driver who does not know how to put it in reverse.


    I hope the organizers pull a "Bernie Ecclestone" on Sardinia, and say "No Stage For You" in 2014.

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    Seems there is less doping this year because no one can keep from crashing!
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    Just curious if anyone is planning on starting a Tour de France thread

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    I don't know how to say cluster**** in French. Maybe "Gruppe de merde"?

    The banners on the edge of the road, that were at handlebar height. The stupid narrow road with high curbs.

    And the bus driver who does not know how to put it in reverse.


    I hope the organizers pull a "Bernie Ecclestone" on Sardinia, and say "No Stage For You" in 2014.
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    I haven't been able to watch since I cancelled our cable a few months back. They have it online but it's like $30...anyone know a good way to watch online without having to pay?

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    Re: Just curious if anyone is planning on starting a Tour de France thread

    Quote Originally Posted by squareback View Post
    I don't know how to say cluster**** in French. Maybe "Gruppe de merde"?

    The banners on the edge of the road, that were at handlebar height. The stupid narrow road with high curbs.

    And the bus driver who does not know how to put it in reverse.


    I hope the organizers pull a "Bernie Ecclestone" on Sardinia, and say "No Stage For You" in 2014.
    Clusterf. = bordel

    Corsica, not Sardinia. Roads are tiny there, but it is really pretty.


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    Corsica!

    Damn Corsica is on my bucket list!

    Stage 1 was great and Stage 2 didn't disappoint; any time a breakaway survivor nips the sprinters by 1 second I'm enthralled!

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    Next, the Isle of Capri!

    Just curious if anyone is planning on starting a Tour de France thread-fulancev.2.jpg

    All kidding aside, good start, but all theatrics till the real race starts off the Isle of Beautiful Corsica.
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    I caved in and paid the $30 just now, but I suppose that's better than $75 for 1 month of NBC sports channel on dish network

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    I'm still a little bitter about all the doping scandals...but I got into the end of the stage yesterday, and it was pretty cool!

    As for watching it, I found this on another site:

    There's a few steps to go through if you haven't torrented before, but it's pretty painless and once you're set up, there's no end to the things you can find and download.

    First install a torrent client, like "Bittorrent" on Windows or "Transmission" on Mac. Google em and install. These are universal clients that will download torrents from anywhere on the web.

    Then go to: http://www.cyclingtorrents.nl/browse...d=0&language=0

    ...and sign up as a member (free, but necessary).

    This is a directory of files. Click on the file listing you want, and download the "Torrent file". This is a small text file that gets saved to your computer. After you save it, click it, and it will launch your client and ask you to add the files to your download list. Click add, and watch the files come cruising on in. Once they're done, leave them there for a few weeks, to help others download theirs. If you don't, you'll suffer a speed penalty going forward.

    Somewhat unfortunately, if you're just signing up today, it's standard definition (no HD) downloads only for 30 days. Though, if you sign up now, then by next tour you'll be good to go for all the HD stuff. Actually, they manage to upload just about every major race in the world, so there's a continual flow of stuff between now and then to choose from. All the classics, everything.
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    totally worked...I have some catching up to do! Funny how in the intro Lance was simply avoided until the segment that said scandals...written off! Thanks DV!
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    ^^ Glad it worked. Happy Birthday!
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    Do those apps only allow you to watch the race live? Or can you watch it in reply after it has finished?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hernandezsrt View Post
    Do those apps only allow you to watch the race live? Or can you watch it in reply after it has finished?

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    I don't think it will be live but it does remove all commercials which is cool. If you want live, think you gotta fork out $30.
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