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Carpet
Apr 1, 2005
Scientology - It's the gift that keeps on taking!

I'm now thinking of getting the steam train from Keighley up to Oxenhope on Sunday

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serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

The Man From P.I.T.U.A.E.


Carpet posted:

I'm now thinking of getting the steam train from Keighley up to Oxenhope on Sunday

Yorkshire

ukle
Nov 28, 2005


Carpet posted:

I'm now thinking of getting the steam train from Keighley up to Oxenhope on Sunday

Was going to send you a PM suggesting the same thing, but you don't have PM's so

Should be one of the best spots to watch it and you get to ride on a Steam train there and back.

TinTower
Apr 21, 2010

You don't have to 8e a good person to 8e a hero.


Caravan didn't give me any freebies.



e: ceremonial start brought ten minutes forward to 11am, apparently.

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Kilmers Elbow
Jun 15, 2012



TinTower posted:

Caravan didn't give me any freebies.



e: ceremonial start brought ten minutes forward to 11am, apparently.

When I was a kid if anyone had told me that within 30 years it would be socially acceptable to wave a Skoda flag around I would've laughed at you.

tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011


If you see my husband Mr. Gaston Ramirez please tell him I love him signed tarbrush


The guy commentating for British Eurosport looks exactly like Butch Harmon. It's really odd.

Kilmers Elbow
Jun 15, 2012



No rain and the wind is pushing those clouds to the East, so it should be nice.



Carpet
Apr 1, 2005
Scientology - It's the gift that keeps on taking!

Yeah sun came out 10 minutes before the riders arrived

Kilmers Elbow
Jun 15, 2012



gently caress me that's the worst rendition of the national anthem I've ever heard.

Pocket
Aug 27, 2006



Ugh Sky were so slimy on ITV about Brad not being selected. Funnily enough super greasy business man Oleg Tinkov came across really well on the GCN ride along. Contador looked really relaxed and was willing to chat.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



JENSIE

Oasx
Oct 11, 2006

Greetings from Asbury Park

I thought Jens Voigt had retired from the tour, nice to have him back.

TinTower
Apr 21, 2010

You don't have to 8e a good person to 8e a hero.


Kilmers Elbow posted:

When I was a kid if anyone had told me that within 30 years it would be socially acceptable to wave a Skoda flag around I would've laughed at you.

Sponsorship, innit.

There's still a carnival-like atmosphere in the city centre. Briggate is packed due to the big screens.

Carpet
Apr 1, 2005
Scientology - It's the gift that keeps on taking!

That's most likely because of the literal carnival too. Time to go for a pint before I get the train to Harrogate then

TinTower
Apr 21, 2010

You don't have to 8e a good person to 8e a hero.


Carpet posted:

That's most likely because of the literal carnival too. Time to go for a pint before I get the train to Harrogate then

Queen's Court is quiet as gently caress. Actually pretty peaceful.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Grimey Drawer

I already hate ITV. Show the loving cyclists I don't give a poo poo about interviews about how early the crowd got to the finishing line.

Pocket
Aug 27, 2006



How many random z list celebs have they trotted out by now? The team presentation was terrible with the amount of ad breaks cutting off teams.

Kilmers Elbow
Jun 15, 2012



Skipton looks gorgeous.

Pocket
Aug 27, 2006



Holy poo poo they are talking in detail about dry stone walls...

spiderbot
Oct 21, 2012




Pocket posted:

Holy poo poo they are talking in detail about dry stone walls...

Yeah you'd think Yorkshire was the only place you could find them :cotswoldspride:

I'm planning to go see part of stage 3 on Monday - either the sprint on Epping high st or the finish. Given that it's a work day, any idea how far in advance should I be arriving if I want to get a good view?

Carpet
Apr 1, 2005
Scientology - It's the gift that keeps on taking!

drat, no more space on the trains. Gonna sit down in Leeds and watch on the big screens instead

Pocket
Aug 27, 2006



Awesome Jens!

fartmanteau
Mar 15, 2007



omg go Jensie!

TinTower
Apr 21, 2010

You don't have to 8e a good person to 8e a hero.


Carpet posted:

drat, no more space on the trains. Gonna sit down in Leeds and watch on the big screens instead

To be fair, there's often no space on the Harrogate trains at the best of times.

ukle
Nov 28, 2005


Just got back from watching it on the route North of Skipton.

If you get the chance to watch it DO IT! Its a 'once' in a lifetime experience, especially watching it with he 30,000 others in the middle of nowhere. Although the 100,000+ in literal middle of nowhere that is buttertubs must be having an amazing time.

Butterfly Valley
Apr 19, 2007

Not in it for the money


Camped last night at the school my mum teaches at next to harewood house, yelled like a corporate whore at the freebie cars and saw the red arrows go overhead. Yorkshowns.

Pocket
Aug 27, 2006



ukle posted:

Just got back from watching it on the route North of Skipton.

If you get the chance to watch it DO IT! Its a 'once' in a lifetime experience, especially watching it with he 30,000 others in the middle of nowhere. Although the 100,000+ in literal middle of nowhere that is buttertubs must be having an amazing time.

<3 those TDF feels

Edit: Haha thanks to one of you for the dry stone wall avatar!

Pocket fucked around with this message at Jul 5, 2014 around 14:24

Dirk Pitt
Sep 14, 2007

England in
Roo-ins!


Toilet Rascal

Côte de Buttertubs, is almost worth paying to be renamed.

I am happy Jens came back, I will be rooting for Nairo Quintana to take it to Team Sky this year.

Dirk Pitt
Sep 14, 2007

England in
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Toilet Rascal

David Millar is on American TV trashing Garmin Sharp.

Kilmers Elbow
Jun 15, 2012



Fantastic turnout. They'll make this a regular thing, no?

Carpet
Apr 1, 2005
Scientology - It's the gift that keeps on taking!

Haha, cheers from the crowd in Leeds for Jensie getting the KOM, jeers for David Cameron appearing on the screen

fartmanteau
Mar 15, 2007



Dirk Pitt posted:

I will be rooting for Nairo Quintana to take it to Team Sky this year.

You'll have to wait for the Vuelta for that.

Dirk Pitt
Sep 14, 2007

England in
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Toilet Rascal

fartmanteau posted:

You'll have to wait for the Vuelta for that.

Oh dear, I was horribly mistaken. I watched him in the Giro and he was brilliant. I guess they decided not to send him for reasons?

Edit: I see, he is likely exhausted.

Albinator
Mar 31, 2010



I hope we don't have to put up with three weeks of these tremendously stupid Tommie Copper ads.

vikingstrike
Sep 23, 2007

whats happening, captain

Dirk Pitt posted:

Oh dear, I was horribly mistaken. I watched him in the Giro and he was brilliant. I guess they decided not to send him for reasons?

Edit: I see, he is likely exhausted.

I think he's said that he's planning to ride the TdF next year, so it will come in time.

paddyboat
Feb 20, 2013

Maxi, Maxi Rodriguez
Run down the wing for me

Did someone say Prehistoric Architectural Structure?

ukle
Nov 28, 2005


Kilmers Elbow posted:

Fantastic turnout. They'll make this a regular thing, no?

Honestly after this I could well see them returning to Yorkshire in a few years, the turnout is insane. Given the TdF organisers are also the organisers for the Tour of Yorkshire which they hope to get put on the racing calendar from next year, there will be added incentive as well.

Pocket
Aug 27, 2006



Dirk Pitt posted:

David Millar is on American TV trashing Garmin Sharp.

I hope someone somewhere has a recording of this.

paddyboat
Feb 20, 2013

Maxi, Maxi Rodriguez
Run down the wing for me

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Pocket
Aug 27, 2006



I didn't see anything in the press but did they fit any of Shimano's cameras to bikes at the Tour like they did in the TDS?

Edit: Looks like Lotto missed that move.

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