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The_Seldom_Killer

Member since Jul 2008 • Last active Aug 2017

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    I'm trying to work out what the hell Yodel are up to now. I've come home to find they've left my package in my shed.

    We've got a permanent note up asking for deliveries to be left in the shed and... well.. it's there, in the shed.

    Do I have to take it to their depot myself so I can collect it or do you think I can just keep it now?

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    Yebbut, it's Mandela Day and Cummings is in a break.

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    Could today be a good Cummings day?

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    Based on the prologue performances, at least 45 seconds is needed for Aru to win the GC. Not sure where he's going to find that other 39 seconds.

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    If Bardet doesn't pull his finger out and get a stage win then SL2 are going to have a lean Christmas this year.

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    Such as why is it acceptable for women cyclists to be openly gay but not men?

    Based on a quick glance I think that in the professional women's sports world it's a lot easier to be openly gay. If so, that probably comes from a couple of aspects.

    a) being a professional sports person is far less of a projected aspirational model for women. If you're already a social outlier then you're less likely to be inclined to follow those aspirational models and define your own.
    b) there seems to be less myopic gender identity typing within professional women's sports and socially being a lesbian is far less equated as being weak for women as being gay for men.
    c) there's a lot less money in professional women's sports. Therefore openly expressing your sexuality is far less expected to affect the contracts that may be on offer to you or the sponsorship you can attract.

    Mind you, I'm no expert on this and I could just be talking utter horseshit.

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    Graeme Obree although obviously not cuurently a pro. Possibly Fillipo Pozzato?

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    Le Rep

    This is my new favourite cycling metaphor and I wish to use it in casual conversation one day.

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