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#41 Griff9of13

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 07:59 AM

I was a bit miffed when the route was announced and it completely bypassed Bradford proper, now I count it as a blessing!

 

I hope it all goes well and everyone has a good time, but I'm absolutely at ease with it being far enough away that it shouldn't cause chaos and I can saunter to the Bulls in peace. Typical NIMBY. :biggrin:

 

I've always found bypassing Bradford a blessing. ;)


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#42 lionheart

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 03:24 PM

Isn't having the Tour De France in England a bit like having the World Cup on the moon

#43 Futtocks

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 03:28 PM

Isn't having the Tour De France in England a bit like having the World Cup on the moon

Have you been snooping on Sepp Blatter's email correspondence again?


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#44 lionheart

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 03:40 PM

Have you been snooping on Sepp Blatter's email correspondence again?

I didn't think he could ride a bike

#45 lionheart

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 03:41 PM

Have you been snooping on Sepp Blatter's email correspondence again?

I didn't think he could ride a bike

#46 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:27 PM

Isn't having the Tour De France in England a bit like having the World Cup on the moon

Not really,no.

Edited by terrywebbisgod, 03 July 2014 - 04:29 PM.

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#47 lionheart

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:33 PM

Not really,no.

That reponse doesn't surprise me coming from someone who thinks Terry Webb is god

#48 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:34 PM

That reponse doesn't surprise me coming from someone who thinks Terry Webb is god

My response was to your usual low grade attempts at "humour"
Anyway,back on thread,in Leeds for teams presentation,then sorted for viewing first stage.Can't wait.

Edited by terrywebbisgod, 03 July 2014 - 04:41 PM.

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#49 lionheart

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:49 PM

My response was to your usual low grade attempts at "humour"
Anyway,back on thread,in Leeds for teams presentation,then sorted for viewing first stage.Can't wait.

Don't stop out too late school in the morning

#50 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 05:07 PM

Don't stop out too late school in the morning

Poor attempt.Must try harder!

Edited by terrywebbisgod, 03 July 2014 - 05:10 PM.

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#51 Wolford6

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 09:05 AM

 On the 9.10 train from Bradford to Skipton tomorrow morning.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:56 AM

Don't stop out too late school in the morning

 

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 11:05 AM

I'm working in the morning and I'll miss the start. The Giants are playing Salford in the afternoon, so I'll be off to that, but there will be TdF coverage on the big screen at the ground.

 

On Sunday, I'll dander down the road for the festivities and to watch the race from outside of the Ring of Feathers, maybe with a pint of EPO  in my hand. It should be a good day. 

 

There are a lot of TdF related events, displays, decoration etc evident in Calderdale. Lots of campervans, tents etc are already in evidence.



#54 Futtocks

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 11:43 AM

It'll be many years before this event returns to this part of the country, so try to experience everything about it as much as possible, because it won't be there for very long.


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#55 Wolford6

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 01:00 PM

 


On Sunday, I'll dander down the road for the festivities and to watch the race from outside of the Ring of Feathers, maybe with a pint of EPO  in my hand. It should be a good day. 

 

 

 

 

:O :O :O !!!!

 

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#56 Wolford6

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 03:41 PM

Me too. Going up Saturday night and stopping about 2/3rds of the way up. Just me and a sleeping bag since camping is outlawed.
 

 

Raining heavily this afternoon. Might be best to take a polythene sheet to lay beneath you.


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#57 Leeds Wire

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 04:58 PM

The race passes within 50 metres of our house and our road is closed, so we are having a street party.

The 'caravan' is supposed to be a great spectacle too and the weather is now set fair for this part of Leeds.

I'm not a big fan of the sport but it's history on my doorstep and everyone round here is really looking forward to the carnival.

#58 lionheart

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:36 PM

wonder why they didnt put middleton and belle isle on the route

#59 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:04 PM

wonder why they didnt put middleton and belle isle on the route

They can't pedal quickly enough to get through miggy and belle isle.200 stolen bikes in cash converters!


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:49 PM

 

EPO is, of course, a TdF commemorative beer...................






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