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    Watching TDF last night, I came to the conclusion that since all those toothpick bikes are pretty much top of the top and you could be winning on any of them, that they should throw away the bikes and have the riders run instead. Just a random thought. Please debate.
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    I understand your POV, but if they were simply running, it would not be considered a cycling race.

    For this race, the rider and the bike become one as a unit, unlike anything most of us have ever experienced in cycling. Major, major dialing in involved here. Therefore, although somewhat "disposable", a fitted bike is necessary in this case.
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    Running is for prey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    Running is for prey.
    And criminals.

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    any bat could hit a home run, what should we turn the mlb into?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    I understand your POV, but if they were simply running, it would not be considered a cycling race.

    For this race, the rider and the bike become one as a unit, unlike anything most of us have ever experienced in cycling. Major, major dialing in involved here. Therefore, although somewhat "disposable", a fitted bike is necessary in this case.
    Run the climbs, ride the downs and jog the flats. That would be funny as hell
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Run the climbs, ride the downs and jog the flats. That would be funny as hell
    How about mtn bike the climbs (on dirt), road bike the downs (on pavement), and unicycle the flats (on mixed surfaces)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    How about mtn bike the climbs (on dirt), road bike the downs (on pavement), and unicycle the flats (on mixed surfaces)?
    I think we should write a memo and submit it to the TDF executive bureau for next year.
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Faulty logic much?
    Any international competition uses top of the line equipment across the board. By extension, should the F! races be run on foot next year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck View Post
    Faulty logic much?
    Any international competition uses top of the line equipment across the board. By extension, should the F! races be run on foot next year?
    That would be a shame ! Please have them race on segways !
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Watching TDF last night, I came to the conclusion that since all those toothpick bikes are pretty much top of the top and you could be winning on any of them, that they should throw away the bikes and have the riders run instead. Just a random thought. Please debate.
    Reminds me of one of the Schleck bro's whiny comments (was it Andy?) about the downhills in the race and asking "why, what is the point?" The point is, the race is about riding the bike the best, not just who can put out the most watts over a sustained period. Since he can't shift, can't ride, can't really do anything but pedal hard up hills for a while, he'd probably like the race to be in a spinning theater!
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    That would never work because nobody wants to watch a peloton of runners drafting behind eachother through the hills of France for a whole month.

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    also, runners never flat or crash into fences, so most of the excitement would be eliminated.

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    a man should only ever run if he is fleeing from a wild animal of prey, or an angry woman....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    also, runners never flat or crash into fences, so most of the excitement would be eliminated.
    If you want excitement, maybe they can do some free running, aka parkour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail6 View Post
    If you want excitement, maybe they can do some free running, aka parkour.
    Like crawl up climbs, roll down hills and jumping jack flats. And what not ?
    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    ^^^ ???

    Seems the previous post has been deleted so obviously I wasn't the only one with no idea what he was trying to communicate. Excellent suggestions from everyone else though. I think musical instruments should somehow be incorporated though.
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    A true test of their physical worthiness? Put them all on Next Walmart bikes, with twist shifters and kickstands.

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