If You Only Watch One Bike Race In Your Life

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  1. Slackerprince

    Slackerprince Member

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    I recommend this one:

    http://www.letour.fr/indexus.html


    Some history:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris–Roubaix


    This is, arguably, the greatest one day race in professional cycling.
    It is 253 km long, around 150 miles.
    It contains 27 sections of cobblestones.
    The real "hard men" of cycling will be battling for position and glory on Sunday.
    Worth a look, if you have an interest in a truly magnificent sporting event.
    I have Verizon Fios, so unfortunately, I have to wait until Monday night to watch it.
    Check/search your TV listings under "cycling" or just "Paris-Roubaix.


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  2. Fishyfishfish

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    Original race of hard men. The race eats people alive
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  4. voodoosound

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    Watching a bicyclists has about as much excitement as watching bowling or golf. I'd rather actually do something or watch a rerun of some mindless show.
     
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    This is true for someone that probably doesn't know much about cycling of cycle racing. For those of us that do, it is quite an exiting event!
     
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    voodoosound Funk & Grooven member Silver Supporting Member

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    I admit. I know very little about cycle racing other than the iron man competition I competed in back in 2002. But then I was actually participating and not watching.
     
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    Just another brick in the (side) wall



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  8. s2y

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    I'd agree that watching cycling probably isn't a whole lot of fun unless you've competed. It takes on a heck of a lot more meaning when you're competing. :dude

    I'll DVR it. I have a pretty gnarly race tomorrow morning. No cobbles, but windy as hell, hilly, and it might rain with temps in the low 60's.
     
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    Will watch it for sure tomorrow. Kristoff go!
     
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    Doing the Cross Florida ride in the morning leave Cocoa Beach at 7:00 and ride to Crystal River on the west coast. 167.2 miles, should be fun.
     
  11. Tahitijack

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    Rather than watch a bicycle race on TV, why not just get outside on your bike and ride.
     
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    I'll be racing and still plan on watching it.
     
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    CRAIG4FSU Whatever... Silver Supporting Member

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    My favourite sporting event.

    I will watch it all.

    I must admit that I do know about cycle racing. I also know not to parade my ignorance as a badge of honour.
     
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    Same.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I hadn`t thought of that.

    Is running an acceptable substitute? I prefer running. I`ll do some of that if that`s ok.
     
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    Probably only one person in this thread who`s actually raced there.
     
  18. shakeshakeshake

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    Pretty much the only people who watch bike racing (aside from Belgians) are people that already ride an awful lot...



    I like watching mountain stages in the TdF and BPost Trophy/Superprestige but those monuments are usually 6 hours of racing with a good ending and some interesting stuff sprinkled about but they are tedious to watch in their entirety. Cool races though. Those guys get wrecked in cobble sectioned races.
     
  19. Slackerprince

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    Nice! Have a safe ride!


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    It can't be you.

    You're alive and still able to type. :rockin
     

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