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Fausto Coppi's Handsaw

  • joined Oct 04, 2012
  • last login Jul 22, 2014
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Email this to Oleg - give him more ammo.
Commented on TdF Rest Day: Open thread on Jul 22 2014, 7:37p
At best prices currently available, it's moreorless a round book -
Commented on A Battle for the Polka Dots? on Jul 22 2014, 7:30p - 1 reply
Maybe, though they've got Raff-Ow there.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 16 LIVE on Jul 22 2014, 9:33a
Melanic variant.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 16 LIVE on Jul 22 2014, 9:28a
Deep breaths, um - he's not going to be anywhere near the front the next two days, no matter what happens today.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 16 LIVE on Jul 22 2014, 9:18a - 1 reply
I was never absolutely sold on the CF startlists. Now, rightly or wrongly, I never bother looking at them.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 16 LIVE on Jul 22 2014, 9:09a - 1 reply
I have a block with Sir Jan - even when I can recognise every other OPQS rider in a race. Which is pretty crap.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 16 LIVE on Jul 22 2014, 9:07a
Where's your startlist coming from?
Commented on Tour de France Stage 16 LIVE on Jul 22 2014, 9:02a - 1 reply
So difficult to recognise these riders when in helmets and goggles....
Commented on Tour de France Stage 16 LIVE on Jul 22 2014, 9:01a - 1 reply
Last I saw, Lavenu was washing his hands of F'n'S - if so, then the Vuelta might be off the cards.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 16 LIVE on Jul 22 2014, 8:55a - 1 reply
Thanks, Amy - I wondered which ones they'd done for the UK stages.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 16 LIVE on Jul 22 2014, 8:50a - 1 reply
There's a thing - Engoulvent was signed explicitly as leadout for Coquard but he's not here.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 16 LIVE on Jul 22 2014, 8:14a
Wild boar - Sus scrofa - as Biodiversity of the Day. Another one that'll go down a storm with the farmers.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 16 LIVE on Jul 22 2014, 8:08a - 4 replies
He seems to be getting a lot of attention, at least on here, for I'm not entirely sure what.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 16 LIVE on Jul 22 2014, 7:50a - 3 replies
The orang-utan's back - he's definitely a cheeky monkey.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 16 LIVE on Jul 22 2014, 7:38a - 2 replies
OK - alert Will - there's an orang-utan in a polka-dot jersey on Village Depart.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 16 LIVE on Jul 22 2014, 7:35a - 1 reply
Pneumonia, you say? Pshaw ... he should be riding through it - you know, for his team mates. Surely, he'll regret this for the rest of his life.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 16 LIVE on Jul 22 2014, 7:27a - 2 replies
Music to close yesterday's restday roundup on ITV was this -
Commented on Tour de France Stage 16 LIVE on Jul 22 2014, 7:14a
So Garmin ride like rabid dogs for 30 minutes
Commented on Tour de France Stage 16 LIVE on Jul 22 2014, 7:08a - 2 replies
You missed this one then?
Commented on TdF Rest Day: Open thread on Jul 21 2014, 7:32p
Be interesting to see how this affects the planned Orange Pro-Conti setup.
Commented on Belkin Hit the Sponsor Jackpot! on Jul 21 2014, 6:50p
And, as everyone at the donkey sanctuary readied their cameras to photo the lads in the break,
Commented on Tour de France Stage 15 LIVE on Jul 20 2014, 8:11a
I don't think it was Nacer's dad - but ...
Commented on Tour de France Stage 15 LIVE on Jul 20 2014, 8:04a
Biodiversity of the Day? They're in Provence, so cigales - cicadas.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 15 LIVE on Jul 20 2014, 8:02a
France3 - bloke finishes doing an interview in a donkey sanctuary, "And now over to Jacques, who's talking to Arnaud Demare" ...
Commented on Tour de France Stage 15 LIVE on Jul 20 2014, 8:01a - 1 reply
The green jersey -
Commented on Le Tour Stage 15: Back to the Bunch Sprints on Jul 19 2014, 4:54p - 2 replies
According to broerie's favourite weather website (which is, yr no, pretty damn excellent and ta for the tip)
Commented on Le Tour Stage 15: Back to the Bunch Sprints on Jul 19 2014, 3:17p - 1 reply
+1
Commented on Nibali Talking Points: Nibali vs. the Ghosts on Jul 19 2014, 1:16p
ghoti
Commented on Nibali Talking Points: Nibali vs. the Ghosts on Jul 19 2014, 1:12p - 1 reply
Whilst not disagreeing with the general point,
Commented on Le Tour Stage 12: Can Sagan Finally Win It? on Jul 17 2014, 6:55p - 1 reply
Maybe.
Commented on Le Tour Stage 12: Kristoff Barrels Home on Jul 17 2014, 6:34p
It might. Way too many variables and far too much to research to get close to any but the roughest idea,
Commented on The Long Awaited Moment on Jul 17 2014, 6:18p
"The thing is" in your eyes, according to you.
Commented on Tour Turned Upside Down After Contador Crashes Out on Jul 17 2014, 11:04a
Your 'given' is not a given. And your 'must far outweigh' is not a must but a may.
Commented on Stage 11: Gallopin Makes Good on Jul 17 2014, 10:38a
Dawkins - Ancestor's Tale
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 10:04a - 1 reply
Is it possible to write 'GROAN' in 32-pt?
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 9:53a - 1 reply
Then I misled you inadvertantly, sorry.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 9:52a - 1 reply
Bingo bingo - suspect papyrus got there first (below)?
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 9:39a - 1 reply
Boo, hiss ...
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 9:35a
Gorilla gorilla is the scientific name - gorilla is the common vernacular English.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 9:34a - 2 replies
Here's one for you to ponder -
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 9:26a - 4 replies
Kinda, but also not really. See Wastrel's post above.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 9:21a - 1 reply
The duplication of names (genus and species [the specific or trivial name]) is frowned upon afaik.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 9:09a - 2 replies
I'm not understanding - what's not your impression?
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 8:57a - 1 reply
Chumley Slawit?
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 8:53a
And mammals. And some fish and reptiles.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 8:51a
Nah - I hoped this was the case back in the day when I first started getting interested in it.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 8:49a - 1 reply
Good call - trying to trace the etymology of 'puffin' is a bit of a nightmare.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 8:39a - 1 reply
Woolloomooloo on the other hand - close, but no cigar.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 8:11a - 1 reply
Fire Salamander was Biodiversity of the Day - cool, black'n'yellow looking thing.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 8:07a - 5 replies
Popular science, or something more academic?
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 7:59a - 1 reply
It started singing - and dancing with his two pulchritudinous backing singers - to close the show.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 7:56a
Or hippopotami playing tennis - that was definitely just on France3. I don't think I was hallucinating.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 7:47a
One of the blokes on Village Depart (France3?) looks like a cross between Max Bygraves and Jeff Stelling;
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 7:32a - 3 replies
Such a shame so many on here think it's all in a bull's eye....
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 7:26a - 1 reply
Croquet?
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 7:25a - 1 reply
Naturellement!
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 7:19a
What - you don't prefer French general magazine TV outdoors and with a TdF focus?
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 7:18a - 1 reply
Only the one DNS today.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE on Jul 17 2014, 7:11a - 2 replies
Yeah - I've got a lot of time for Degs, but I'd not have been best pleased if he'd have pinched it on the line.
Commented on Stage 11: Gallopin Makes Good on Jul 16 2014, 6:16p
For sure - looking at it from slightly different angles, yes, I think so.
Commented on Stage 11: Gallopin Makes Good on Jul 16 2014, 5:59p
If Benna didn't get back on today then it was 2 versus 2 in the front group ;-)
Commented on Stage 11: Gallopin Makes Good on Jul 16 2014, 5:50p
Maybe, maybe not - but you're discounting any other scenario than a reduced bunch sprint.
Commented on Stage 11: Gallopin Makes Good on Jul 16 2014, 5:47p - 2 replies
But Degs was 2nd today and Gripes was nowhere to be seen?
Commented on Stage 11: Gallopin Makes Good on Jul 16 2014, 5:41p - 1 reply
As I understand it - see below - the 'final story' is
Commented on Tour Turned Upside Down After Contador Crashes Out on Jul 16 2014, 5:34p - 1 reply
He's not the 3rd fastest sprinter. He's not on a level with the guys you mention.
Commented on Stage 11: Gallopin Makes Good on Jul 16 2014, 5:23p - 1 reply
I hope someone, somewhere is asking some serious questions of Robbie Hunter -
Commented on Stage 11: Gallopin Makes Good on Jul 16 2014, 5:07p - 2 replies
Not an easy situation, perhaps?
Commented on Stage 11: Gallopin Makes Good on Jul 16 2014, 12:49p - 1 reply
In a sane world.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 11 LIVE on Jul 16 2014, 10:01a
All part of a cunning publicity coup?
Commented on Tour de France Stage 11 LIVE on Jul 16 2014, 9:57a - 1 reply
Peloton really strung out now.
Commented on Tour de France Stage 11 LIVE on Jul 16 2014, 8:33a - 1 reply
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