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Le Tour de France (Read 71 times)


Girl Parts

    OK, who is watching this year?

     

    Woot!

     

      Me.  The Tour is my 2nd favorite sporting event of the year (behind March Madness).  One of these days, I'm going to drop 10-15 grand and go watch the whole glorious thing.

      Short term goal: 17:59 5K

      Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

      Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

      happylily


        I don't watch sports on TV. And I don't have cable. But I AM interested when you all talk about it and if I did want to watch a sport on TV, the Tour would be on my list. Who is favoured this year? (not that I know anyone anyway, but I'm curious...)

        PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

        4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs     


        Girl Parts

          Me.  The Tour is my 2nd favorite sporting event of the year (behind March Madness).  One of these days, I'm going to drop 10-15 grand and go watch the whole glorious thing.

           

          I've been telling my husband that we need to make it my turning 40 birthday trip.  I have a couple of years  to save up!

           

          LRB


          Dreamer

            I have loosely watched it over the years going way back to the days of the black and white TV.  And for you youngin's, no the TV was not black and white the screen was.  lol

            "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

            happylily


              Since no one wants to make a prediction, I will: Froome to beat Contador. (Okay, I admit I stole that from Richard over in L&O. )

               

              How's the sport now? Any cleaner?

              PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                      Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

              4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs     

              LRB


              Dreamer

                I'll take Greg Lemond in 17 stages.  

                "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

                Brr


                Uffda

                  My wife and I watch it every year. I hope to get our DD's involved too. It's really fun.

                   

                  I can't believe what happened in Stage 1. I feel bad for that guy in Quickstep. Sad

                  - Andrew


                  Girl Parts

                    My wife and I watch it every year. I hope to get our DD's involved too. It's really fun.

                     

                    I can't believe what happened in Stage 1. I feel bad for that guy in Quickstep. Sad

                     

                    We DVRed it and will watch later.  Of course, I checked Facebook and saw the results already.

                     

                    And so begins three weeks of me trying to avoid spoilers until we can watch the day's stage!!

                     

                    Brr


                    Uffda

                       

                      We DVRed it and will watch later.  Of course, I checked Facebook and saw the results already.

                       

                      And so begins three weeks of me trying to avoid spoilers until we can watch the day's stage!!

                       

                      Yeah, we also DVR it but we caught the end of Stage 1 this morning.

                      - Andrew

                      LRB


                      Dreamer

                        And so begins three weeks of me trying to avoid spoilers until we can watch the day's stage!!

                         

                        Trying to live in the old bubble 'eh?  It was a lot easier back in the day before they went and put the world and everything going on in it in our phones.  lol

                        "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

                          Since no one wants to make a prediction, I will: Froome to beat Contador. (Okay, I admit I stole that from Richard over in L&O. )

                           

                          How's the sport now? Any cleaner?

                           

                          It's very likely to come down to which, among those two, is the best time trialist.  I have my doubts that either will be able to put significant time on the other in the mountains.  But, you test your rival every day because all it takes is one bad day for your opponent in the saddle and you pick up 2-3 minutes.

                          Short term goal: 17:59 5K

                          Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

                          Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).


                          Girl Parts

                            My wife and I watch it every year. I hope to get our DD's involved too. It's really fun.

                             

                            I can't believe what happened in Stage 1. I feel bad for that guy in Quickstep. Sad

                             

                            Ugh, we just watched.  Cav Sad

                             


                            You Rang?

                              Can anyone tell me what part of France Yorkshire is in?

                              Rick 

                              PR: 5k 26:17 (10/13) 10k: 57:44 (7/14) HM: 2:18:26 (9/13) FM: 5:29 (1/14)


                              Labrat

                                Had a fantastic day out roadside at Reeth yesterday 65 km to go, so saw Jens out on his own the the bunch chasing. Shame aboyt Cav, but yes Froome over Contador is my GC  prediction.

                                5K  23:21*  (Vdot 41.53)   10/13/12

                                10K  51:48 (Vdot 38.39)  7/15/12

                                HM 1:46:23 (Vdot 41.95) 11/9/13

                                FM 4:28:33 (Vdot 33.01) 11/12/11

                                *Gun time, all others are chip time

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