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Old 7th August 2012   #1401
Crispin Glover
 
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Magic Wheels is the French euph for:

http://files.sharenator.com/1272964790_glenn_beck_crying-s300x300-173770.gif
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Old 7th August 2012   #1402
dickidonor
 
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those cervelo's are so ugly
that seat tube
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Old 7th August 2012   #1403
hippy
 
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Go Eddie!
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Old 7th August 2012   #1404
dickidonor
 
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dame laura trott on the boards
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Old 7th August 2012   #1405
hippy
 
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Hammer time
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Old 7th August 2012   #1406
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will be an exciting scratch race.
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Old 7th August 2012   #1407
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No TV! What is going on?
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Old 7th August 2012   #1408
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Trott second in the IP and now overall. But with her stronger events to come. Fingers very crossed.
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Old 7th August 2012   #1409
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Mens Keirin qualifiers at the moment
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Old 7th August 2012   #1410
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When I watched Trott the first time in the Devil I thought she was just hanging on and barely making it every bell lap but the fact it's actually a deliberate tactic is amazing.

Rather than get in a shit fight up front and risk people coming over the top just hang back and pick off everyone because you know you can out-kick them.
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Old 7th August 2012   #1411
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Trott second in the IP and now overall. But with her stronger events to come. Fingers very crossed.
Dame Trott, if you don't mind!
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Old 7th August 2012   #1412
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Perkins going about things the hard way.. SHAAAAANE!
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Old 7th August 2012   #1413
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When I watched Trott the first time in the Devil I thought she was just hanging on and barely making it every bell lap but the fact it's actually a deliberate tactic is amazing.

Rather than get in a shit fight up front and risk people coming over the top just hang back and pick off everyone because you know you can out-kick them.
She's done that exact thing in the last three devils in various championships.
All she has to do is keep beating the slowest rider, seems quite logical !

All she has to do ... listen to me !
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Old 7th August 2012   #1414
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from Yahoo sports, Rivals look beyond london as Brits snare more gold. Fuck Bauge is a bitter bunny.
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Old 7th August 2012   #1415
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nice post adoubletap - shows it doesnt happen over night.

that kind of graft is lost on the reality television wanna be famous types.
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Old 7th August 2012   #1416
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in case no-one's posted this (as usual bloody excellent from inrng.com):
http://inrng.com/2012/08/british-cycling-funding/
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Old 7th August 2012   #1417
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Can someone post a link to the Bauge comments please
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/oly...12-Games.html#
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Old 7th August 2012   #1418
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in case no-one's posted this (as usual bloody excellent from inrng.com):
http://inrng.com/2012/08/british-cycling-funding/

Fantastic read that.
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Old 7th August 2012   #1419
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All she has to do is keep beating the slowest rider, seems quite logical !
It's not logical, it requires repeated sprint and recovery. The riders at the back aren't really slower, the whole group is moving at exactly the same average speed, they are however protected from drag by the rides in the front. The Polish girl tried to sprint from the back every elimination lap from the start and was looking good until one lap she found herself boxed in....and was out.
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Old 7th August 2012   #1420
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Hooray, Philip of Trinidad is in the final as the Chinese rider got relegated.
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Old 7th August 2012   #1421
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It's not logical, it requires repeated sprint and recovery. The riders at the back aren't really slower, the whole group is moving at exactly the same average speed, they are however protected from drag by the rides in the front. The Polish girl tried to sprint from the back every elimination lap from the start and was looking good until one lap she found herself boxed in....and was out.
my own experiences at herne hill are much like the poles
looking good, looking good, looking good
darn boxed in
OUT
it was fun for that first lap though ! had plenty of time to drink tea in the stands afterwards, which made up for my early exit
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Old 7th August 2012   #1422
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Fantastic read that.
best cycling blog on the net by some margin. Brilliant stuff on a daily basis
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Old 7th August 2012   #1423
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It's not logical, it requires repeated sprint and recovery. The riders at the back aren't really slower, the whole group is moving at exactly the same average speed, they are however protected from drag by the rides in the front. The Polish girl tried to sprint from the back every elimination lap from the start and was looking good until one lap she found herself boxed in....and was out.
Trott uses positioning and the ability to get through gaps as much as repeated kicks though. She does well in the devil because of her mad bike handling skills.
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Old 7th August 2012   #1424
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Complete legend and a really nice bloke.... (the one on the left that is!)

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Old 7th August 2012   #1425
konastab01
Fuckin BBC online player crashes constantly!
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Old 7th August 2012   #1426
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^ he let you hold his gold?

Or is that chocolate money?
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Old 7th August 2012   #1427
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^ he let you hold his gold?

Or is that chocolate money?
He did...and they're bloody heavy!
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Old 7th August 2012   #1428
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i get some of those in my xmas stocking each christmas ^^
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Old 7th August 2012   #1430
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jesus, that's sad
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Old 7th August 2012   #1431
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Yeah it is. I wonder how he got so many tickets
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Old 7th August 2012   #1432
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magnets
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Old 7th August 2012   #1433
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Yeah it is. I wonder how he got so many tickets
karma

(harsh sorry)
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Old 7th August 2012   #1434
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at least he saw gold before the end
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Old 7th August 2012   #1435
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I wonder what they are doing with the rest of his tickets?
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Old 7th August 2012   #1436
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He did...and they're bloody heavy!
6 grams of gold, innit?
(rest is silver)
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Old 7th August 2012   #1437
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I wonder what they are doing with the rest of his tickets?
Ha.
Would you jump in his grave so fast?
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Old 7th August 2012   #1438
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Has he got any velodrome ones?
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Old 7th August 2012   #1439
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Ha.
Would you jump in his grave so fast?
He is dead, he'll be needing that.

The tickets, not so much.
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Old 7th August 2012   #1440
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jesus, that's sad
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at least he saw gold before the end
To be fair, I've rather goulishly had a sniff through his Facebook page - the bloke was having a fucking ace time, dashing from event to event, meeting shit loads of people and loving every minute.

It's sad that he's dead, but he died having a ball.
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Old 7th August 2012   #1441
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Is there a TV stream for this at the moment? Can't seem to find it on the Beeb.
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Old 7th August 2012   #1442
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what the toilet ?
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Old 7th August 2012   #1443
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Just found that it's actually a catchup stream, so watching now.
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Old 7th August 2012   #1444
konastab01
This could get exciting....

Come on Victoria
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Old 7th August 2012   #1445
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Off we go!
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Old 7th August 2012   #1446
BlueQuinndonor
 
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Bloody hell Vogel had a good go at that. Go Vic!
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Old 7th August 2012   #1447
BlueQuinndonor
 
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Right, we all want a Meares-Pendleton final, so could you beat Guo please Anna?
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Old 7th August 2012   #1448
konastab01
Easy
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Old 7th August 2012   #1449
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I can't find the stream on the BBC (its all horses) can someone share the link
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