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Old 21st June 2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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moved from here Ladies & Gentlemen - The Emken

*Rolls around the floor hooting with laughter @ Shrek*
Its good to hear that the Em's are working against the wall. My copy of the beta plan shows the alternate porting lengths, I've managed to get some heli-coils suitable for wood so I can play with the porting, though in my stud/plasterboard room I'm fair sure that I'll end up with the same length as yours.
I had a stroke of luck the other day, for the cost of the electric plus a few tinnies, I can 'rent' a space to run them in. A friend has a clean storage space in the middle of nowhere and runs a mobile disco.
Fingers Crossed for Le Tour de France: Team Sky are going to be fielding an 80% English squad - Cheer em on!
(AND their DRUG FREE!!!)
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Old 21st June 2012, 09:22 PM   #2
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Fingers Crossed for Le Tour de France: Team Sky are going to be fielding an 80% English squad - Cheer em on!
(AND their DRUG FREE!!!)

keep yer eye on this guy:

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Old 21st June 2012, 09:29 PM   #3
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He's a hard man f'sure Chris and Garmin are a clean outfit. This years edition is going to be a goodun.
Has a Giro winner taken LeTour without a 'chemists' assistance though?
History says no....... and the temptations higher this year.
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Old 21st June 2012, 09:56 PM   #4
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keep yer eye on this guy:
Certainly the home town favourite

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He's a hard man f'sure Chris and Garmin are a clean outfit. This years edition is going to be a goodun.
Has a Giro winner taken LeTour without a 'chemists' assistance though?
History says no....... and the temptations higher this year.


I think "squeaky clean" could be Ryder's middle name - as to the "temptation", wouldn't the soap opera that has become Lance's legacy subject all participants to microscopic, or should we say litmus tests, and provide adequate warning?
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Old 22nd June 2012, 01:10 AM   #6
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One would certainly hope so Chris, Ryder's one of the 'new school' of cyclists that are, thankfully, just as concerned with the global image of their sport as they are about their performance.
The circus act that is the Armstrong case will continue for ever and a day, half his former retired team mates have said 'we did dope, it was the only way to do it (race)'.
Personally, I think the rule should be :- if one team member is found to be chemically enhanced, the entire team should suffer, offending rider banned for 5yrs min with no contract, team dq'd from race, last 3 events points removed, team doctors should be struck off and managers 'black listed', sponsor named in world press as supporting sporting drug abuse.
Harsh, certainly, would it stop cheating - most likely.
But then, we are talking about the sport that bans shoe covers because they are considered an 'aero' advantage, when almost ALL cyclists wear them to protect their favourite shoes from wear and tare, but in the last 3yrs fails to send the dope police to the UK Tour series.
Just in case I'm called for being an armchair expert:
I come from a renowned cycling family, 2 members invited to ride LeTour before WW2, 4 members of my family ranked in the top 10 as Senior and Veteran in the BBAR. Father was a northern UK hard man who rode Tour of Ireland and the Ras, refused to ride in the Milk Race cos of the rife doping, mother was 4th non-official fastest woman before she had me, I've cycled on the road since 6yrs, tried out for Team GB Olympic youth age 15, went under the hour for 25mile TT aged 16 and was forced to ride against adults in road races/criteriums. I was also accused of taking steroids by my school because I was 'Too good at sports'.
I now ride 2 or 3 25's and 50's + my grand-fathers memorial race a year for fun.
Sorry for this very very off topic rant.
I hope every ones fave rider be safe and have a good Tour.
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Old 22nd June 2012, 02:24 AM   #7
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I don't, but I raced "back in the day".

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Sorry for this very very off topic rant.
Start a "Tour de France" thread. I'm surprised nobody mentioned the Giro this year, it was pretty exiting.

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Old 22nd June 2012, 02:43 AM   #8
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Good idea vinylkid58.
I dont have satellite tv so i didnt get to follow the Giro.
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well for Ryder, there's this little thing in London this summer
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