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I thought it might be worth sharing this here:
http://www.sydneycyclist.com/forum/topics/crazy-drivers
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Fucking bogans, I've yet to have someone get out of their car and start swinging or pegging stuff at me but by golly if they did, i wouldn't hesitate to drop the ****.
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Fucking bogans, I've yet to have someone get out of their car and start swinging or pegging stuff at me but by golly if they did, i wouldn't hesitate to drop the ****.

god help them if they're driving a toyota ute.

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well, according to dictionary.com
chilli is hot pepper food etc.
chilly is cold temperature.

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It made the papers, goes to show why its a great idea to wear a helmet cam in busy cities
http://www.theage.com.au/nsw/who-are...327-1vvb2.html
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tour of flanderses this weekend!

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Paris Roubaix tomorrow night
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question for all the guys that knicks it up out there... undies or commando?

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commando absolutely no questions asked. Knicks are designed to be worn with nothing underneath + you look stupid with something underneath

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well, according to dictionary.com
chilli is hot pepper food etc.
chilly is cold temperature.

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reason being that i wear the baggy knick/short combo mostly at the moment (commando) as I'm not doing long rides, but a proportion of guys (enough to obviously ask the question) you can easily see they're wearing jocks underneath.

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coverage of Paris-Roubaix has started on Eurosport

averaging pretty fast pace before the cobbled sections
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a few crashes already and I've been watching a few min. <3 it... nice breakaway

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if Boonen does this it's ridiculous

he probably will though
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dude is fucking killing it. if he's leading 20km out he should win it out of respect.

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He wont lose
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agreed, he's not going to lose from here
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fuck me... he's still holding it and has team mates (that i can see) in the closest pack behind.

dude is nailing it on the stones. I had respect for him before but just wow.

edit: not holding, GROWING! over the cobbles.

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so this will make Boonen equal the record for most Paris-Roubaix victories
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Wow, what a ride from Boonen. Caught the last 80km and while he went out in front not long after, I didn't think he'd hold out. I love how good he is on the cobbles, he'd claw a few seconds every time he'd get on them and just became unstoppable.
Real shame Chavanel had a puncture and lost so much time, would have been nice to see what he can do.
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i miss northern france now.


That was an epic ride. I missed out on the beginning since because of the world championships in Melbs.

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Liege-Bastogne-Liege tonight on SBS
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the dura ace cranks really fudge it
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Ah hello Giro d'Italia. Not as interesting without Cadel racing, but still good to watch these ****s suffer.
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Ha... I agree!

Why isn't cadel racing?
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skipping it again to focus on le tour

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well, according to dictionary.com
chilli is hot pepper food etc.
chilly is cold temperature.

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Anyone here ride a Merida? This looks to be a reasonable deal (to my eyes, anyway): http://www.goldcross.com.au/online-s...19#Description

Aluminum frame/carbon fork/ultegra. Thoughts?

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Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.

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Giant TCR advanced 3 is $2499 'Retail' should be able to get it for not a lot more.

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-au/....3/9671/50837/

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astro whats going on? is this all part of the moving-to-the-country fantasy or a new career when you get back?

one of my friends' first roadie was a merida, it was a great bike (i think he did 2 or 3 Around the Bays on it) but he did eventually get a BMC. it would be a great entry level bike. (my roadie is Aluminum frame/carbon fork/ultegra)
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Anyone here ride a Merida? This looks to be a reasonable deal (to my eyes, anyway): http://www.goldcross.com.au/online-s...19#Description

Aluminum frame/carbon fork/ultegra. Thoughts?

decent buy, but i'd probably drop gruppo back to 105 and get a carbon frame.

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Giant TCR advanced 3 is $2499 'Retail' should be able to get it for not a lot more.

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-au/....3/9671/50837/

tcr is racing geometry, probably better off going for something more comfy such as the defy advanced series.

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-au/....3/9679/50843/

im bored so i'll have a look for some bargains.

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well, according to dictionary.com
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astro whats going on? is this all part of the moving-to-the-country fantasy or a new career when you get back?

Mainly for riding to work. I was riding to work everyday a cutla summers ago, but then my bike got pinched.
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if you're not looking to spend a small fortune, this is a great option

http://www.cyclingexpress.com/cycle/...ria-elite.aspx

defy 3 for 2k

http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bicyc.../qld/102083792

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check out Fuji Bikes.........some of the best value bikes around IMO

http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bicyc.../nsw/102071622

Full carbon with shimano 105 for $1899 is excellent value

and

http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bicyc.../nsw/102082830

you won't find carbon with 105 at better value. fuji are better bikes than merida
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Good to hear. Cadel will be in with a massive chance to go back to back this year.

I think the Schlecks have conceded the TdF because of the time trials and are concentrating on the Giro.

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Yeah, Fuji bikes are highly regarded generally. I rode a friend's one (carbon, ultegra, racing dimensions.. can't remember the name) felt really good.
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Seems like a pretty good deal: http://lawrenciacycles.com.au/index....product_id=201

Thoughts?

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Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.

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that's insane, that wheelset is $1300 AUD RRP (me and some others got them for $610 last year though hehe) and the groupset is worth prolly $2k+ at best net prices.

the malvern star oppy carbons are just badged, cheap oem frames from taiwan or china, but for that price you're getting it free anyway

total, total overkill for a first bike, but why not.

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don't forget to budget in at least $250 for pedals, shoes and a helmet and another $100 for knicks and a jersey. and then hundreds more for all the other shit you'll accumulate

i say this because i thought people were exaggerating and it's somewhat disturbing how much ive spent in only 14 months of cycling :S

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Yeah, I figured about $500, from memory that's what I spent on the shit that got pinched with my first bike.

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Good to hear. Cadel will be in with a massive chance to go back to back this year.

I think the Schlecks have conceded the TdF because of the time trials and are concentrating on the Giro.

hmm. . .their plan to conceed the TdF and win the Giro hasn't worked out all that well, firstly andy didn't even start the giro, and now frank has pulled out!

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/fran...f-giro-ditalia
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oh and speaking of the tour, in 2 weeks time i'm off to france to cycle some hills

and then in 6 weeks time i'm going to give this a bash:



then stay on to watch that stage plus a couple more and then eventually go to paris for the finish.

i'm getting pretty excited, however my legs are a bit wary.
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that looks.... unpleasant.

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I take that at roughly 4,500m vertical for that stage.

wow... I could think of more fun things to do on my holidays!

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I take that at roughly 4,500m vertical for that stage.

wow... I could think of more fun things to do on my holidays!

nah will be easy peasy






fingers crossed it will go ok, a friend and i have been pretty consistent with our hills work (as much as you can do in perth), the only potential issue is the 4 weeks of holidays in between arriving in europe and the ride.

could lose some fitness if i'm not careful, and drink HEAPS of beer.
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Went into a bike shop, didn't buy a bike.

Small personal victory.

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