La Nausee wrote:
Dr Gonzo wrote:

The Tour has been fantastic this year. Its impossible to equate a marathon against cycling unless there was a comparable distance. What a stupid bloody thing to say though.  People dressed as Fred Flintstone run marathons.

How many marathon runners keep bags of their own blood in their fridge, or have to set their alarm clocks for 3am so they can get up and go on a treadmill to stop their blood congealing? Maybe a quick transfusion around the 15km mark to get them the rest of the way? Maybe they all do.
The TDF is the most drug-addled and corrupted sporting event outside of the Olympics.

True, but it's getting better. Still miles away from athletics.

I think the original point was non-pro though. In my very recent experience, that Etape was harder than the marathon I did.

BedRob wrote:

you have to be on fucking drugs to watch it, let alone take part in it

So what Rob? What's your point?

Between 18-24 degrees - warmer in Pau and then cooled.

Broom wagon was 10 hours.

Strava Suffer Score was 278 - Epic

Sorry, fucked up the time, 6:57

Big Fella wrote:

What are the deets on that Grant?

148km, 3,300m of climbing. Took me 5:57 and burnt 4,800 calories

The weather was biblical after about 70km, the temperature at the top of the Tourmalet was 2 degrees - the descent was horrendous - brakes on the whole way down and loads of accidents. It was murder, especially that climb at Hautacam.

Two cat 3 and two HC climbs. The Tourmalet was a constant 1,700-odd metre climb

smallman1 wrote:

I'd like to see an amateur cyclist try and run a marathon.

I did the Etape on Sunday Ed and can confirm that, having done both, it's harder than a marathon.

Give it a go.

Out of 13,000, 4,500 didn't finish.

Homegrove wrote:

Got to watch Sexy Beast again asap. And that reminds, as it had Ian McShane in it too... Al Swearagen in Deadwood. True it's a tv show, but worth a mention.

He's also in a delightful TV series called 'Lovejoy' - check it out.

Excellent, I'll give that a whirl

jamie wrote:

I found these two genuinely disturbing.

What's that?

millsy23 wrote:

Great shout.

dutchy101 wrote:

Up there

Being the best actor in an abomination of a film doesn't mean he's good.

Javier Bardem - No Country For old Men
De Niro - Taxi Driver
Billy Zane - Dead Calm
Nicholson - The Shining / Cuckoo's Nest
Pyle - Full Metal Jacket

Spacey in Seven is a good one BF

Beijing Dave wrote:
Grant wrote:

I've just landed after a two hour flight and had a 4AD orgy with some Smiths thrown in for good measure.

Being from Bolton and being old, that will be the Thomson flight that just arrived at Manchester from Lanzarote or Tenerife,

If you were younger, Magaluf.

BA, Toulouse to Heathrow. I've been gentrified I'm afraid.

I've just landed after a two hour flight and had a 4AD orgy with some Smiths thrown in for good measure.

Get a grip fellas, fucking hell.

4AD is a very special label indeed. An endless list of my youth.

I'm lost, what has Ray Davies and Madness got to do with anything? What if they were as good as The Smiths, they'd be brilliant then, wouldn't they?

Squeeze think they're clever, I don't think they are.  If they're that clever, why would they let Jools fucking Holland anywhere near them?

I've quite like them.  It's just the music, the vocals and the lyrics I can't stand.

LOL, that's superb Slabs, cheers

I've got £20 ew on McIlroy and £10 ew on Fowler. I put some money on Rose as well and he's sniffing round a top 6 finish. Love betting on golf.

You'd love Scotland, ETC, they're on almost every corner.


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La Nausee wrote:

Were there any Britons on the plane?



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Nice.  Congratulations Boring … ax-reports


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Not a fan of Lovebox.  It's way, way too busy and the wait at the bars is ridiculous.  If you make it into VIP, the queue for a cubical in the gents is like something from the 70s Tory poster campaign "Labour Isn't Working"

I'm not going, I'll be in Pau awaiting the start of l'Etape.  Although on race day, it's thunderstorms and heavy rain all day.