View Full Version : 52.8 km of cobblestones...

08-04-2008, 10:08 AM
Don't forget SBS have live coverage (http://www20.sbs.com.au/whatson/?date=2008-04-13&channelID=1) this year (as long as it doesn't get dumped for a B-grade Lebanese movie again).


08-04-2008, 10:32 AM
Excellent. It would appear that this year we will have a more traditional Roubiax with rain predicted for the region. Mud glorious mud.

08-04-2008, 11:10 AM
B-grade Lesbian movieThat'd be acceptable though ;)

n plus one
08-04-2008, 07:23 PM
Carton of Coopers - check.

Cornchips and Salsa - check.

Lets ride!

08-04-2008, 08:24 PM
Lets ride! Or rather watch.:)

08-04-2008, 08:47 PM
as long as it doesn't get dumped for a B-grade Lebanese movie again

sweet, sounds like a good tv session, even if the riding does get dumped.

08-04-2008, 09:11 PM
There's talk of setting up some rollers in front of the BnC HQ television and trying to keep up with the leaders.

08-04-2008, 10:31 PM
Or rather watch.:)

If you're 'core you get out the rollers and ride along with them (while drinking the coopers etc ;))

I did this for a couple of nights for last years TDF (minus the beer), and found it really funny that I subconsciously rode like what I was watching on TV ie long flat I was spinning along and when they were ascending I would be grinding a big gear.

09-04-2008, 08:57 AM
Carton of Coopers - check.

Cornchips and Salsa - check.

i'm coming to your house!

12-04-2008, 07:54 AM
Go Stuey, riding with "1" on his back. Interesting to read he his rooming with Cancellara, who again is the CSC designated leader.

13-04-2008, 11:45 PM
this race is awesome, so many crashes

absolute carnage

14-04-2008, 01:38 AM
absolutely awesome race!
boonen didnt pull any turns in the last 15 km, but he didnt have to now did he.
i really wanted cancellara or stuey to get up there again though
2nd and 5th is still awesome though.

14-04-2008, 01:52 AM
was a no brainer after those 3 got clear that boonen was going to take it out

def worth staying up late for

ps how about fabian's track sprinting style in the hoods :eek: still, it got him 2nd place!

14-04-2008, 03:10 PM
Somehow I managed to stay up and watch this, hadn't slept Sat night, worked all Sun then stayed up drinking again. Unfortunately it wasn't the most exciting finish, once they pulled 2 mins my brain said "Boonen FTW" and I started slipping in and out of sleep... Wish it was raining though, nothing like a bit of sadism ;)

15-04-2008, 09:52 PM
shit yeah. was good to watch. i love my hd recorder. does anyone have issues with SBS digital not showing up information? i had to set it for a time rather than selecting the programs. the rain would of ruled haha. and a train as well to bring the groups back together again for more carnage.

16-04-2008, 07:13 AM
and a train as well to bring the groups back together again for more carnage.

For a country where cycling is close to the No.1 sport, holding its premier 1 day race, it seems incredible they can't delay a freight train by a few hours. I understand though that if it did happen, that the riders would restart with the gaps/intervals in tact.

16-04-2008, 07:42 AM
Freight trains they can delay, it's the incredibly efficient passenger services that they can't do anything about