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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:22 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

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Rivalry with Bartali?
 SR is younger, slimmer and fitter ... all I have is a lighter steed.

No rivalry on my part!


But you are far better looking than me, ....  Sad


........said SR in a butch and manly way Rolling Eyes  Wink  Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bartali wrote:
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Rivalry with Bartali?
 SR is younger, slimmer and fitter ... all I have is a lighter steed.

No rivalry on my part!


But you are far better looking than me, ....  Sad


........said SR in a butch and manly way Rolling Eyes  Wink  Wink


It's all mind games, SS. I'm obviously much better looking than Bart really. Smile
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I'm not saying a thing ....

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Bart. You got my good side. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SlowRower wrote:
Bartali wrote:
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Rivalry with Bartali?
 SR is younger, slimmer and fitter ... all I have is a lighter steed.

No rivalry on my part!


But you are far better looking than me, a situation that can only be exacerbated by me spending several hours in the saddle.  Sad


Are you telling me that Bartali is the good-looking one and the richer one? So what are you? The younger one and the modest one?  Wink

mmmm..... who is the happiest in life I wonder....?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guiness wrote:
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Bartali wrote:
Guiness wrote:
Rivalry with Bartali?
 SR is younger, slimmer and fitter ... all I have is a lighter steed.

No rivalry on my part!


But you are far better looking than me, a situation that can only be exacerbated by me spending several hours in the saddle.  Sad


Are you telling me that Bartali is the good-looking one and the richer one? So what are you? The younger one and the modest one?  Wink

mmmm..... who is the happiest in life I wonder....?


I'm younger, but Bart is superior in all other respects. Smile

I'm a happy type pretty much all the time, except when my back suffers a relapse. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm younger, but Bart is superior in all other respects.


You are too modest young man!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SlowRower wrote:
Guiness wrote:
SlowRower wrote:
Bartali wrote:
Guiness wrote:
Rivalry with Bartali?
 SR is younger, slimmer and fitter ... all I have is a lighter steed.

No rivalry on my part!


But you are far better looking than me, a situation that can only be exacerbated by me spending several hours in the saddle.  Sad


Are you telling me that Bartali is the good-looking one and the richer one? So what are you? The younger one and the modest one?  Wink

mmmm..... who is the happiest in life I wonder....?


I'm younger, but Bart is superior in all other respects. Smile

I'm a happy type pretty much all the time, except when my back suffers a relapse. Sad


So young and happy - but Bart good-looking rich and modest (but unhappy).  Very Happy

What a pair!   Rolling Eyes

Maybe we need a thread on "what characteristics are required for a person to enter and do well in La Marmotte".  Smile

SR- good to be happy pretty much all the time. Money and good looks don't buy happiness. Life can throw some crap at you so won't be any good sulking and doing nothing about it.  I once saw something that really made me think (rare occurence, I know): "if you are unhappy, then do something about it". I did. Anyway I am going off track now.

As for back problems. My fiance used to be a rower like I said (before I converted her to cycling!). She said to me that she used to get problems when she rowed but then she swapped to sculling her back was always on good form. Something to do with even balance/not pulling on just one side? You probably know more than me here. She used to have to do lots of stretching and core stability exercises. To this day she still does do core stability exercises. I think it helps her with being on the bike for long hours. I once went to a yoga class with her. Once was enough!! Embarrassing seeing a man in his 40s not able to bend into those positions(or touch his toes)  Embarassed Let's just say I can do more positions in bed rather than on a yoga mat... if you catch my drift, gents.  Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm younger, but Bart is superior in all other respects. Smile


Ok, I can accept the fact that Bart is superior in all other respects, but no way is the man 70+ years old. Your picture puts you at least in your late 60's. Wink
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Maybe we need a thread on "what characteristics are required for a person to enter and do well in La Marmotte".  Smile


Mad on the one hand; large lungs and a leather a*se on the other!

Mrs SR is an ex-rower as well. I've never tried yoga as I need to concentrate all my efforts on maintaining stamina - Mrs SR is somewhat more aerobically gifted than me.  Very Happy
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My last hope for a non-embarrassing reprieve from the Marmotte disappeared today, when my GP signed the form to declare me fit to ride.

I have to admit that my plan all along was to train hard and then have my GP declare me unfit, given her detailed knowledge of the state my back is really in, allowing me a way to not compete without appearing to be a wimp. I guess I'll have to ride the bl**dy thing now. Smile
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Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I bounded athletically into the consulting room, and asked her to sign a medical certificate, she simply asked "Etape, Marmotte or Ironman?" Smile
Clearly a GP with her finger on the pulse of male mid-life crises.

Didn't get charged either, so I made a donation.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Admin guff received from Marmotte HQ today.

The rules have been tightened up this year, as doping is now officially banned. They must have heard I was coming. Smile

Littering is "interdit" and a helmet "obligatoire". Are the Frenchies coming over all dull and boring, or are these just rules to be ignored?

Bart's underweight bike is still definitely legal though. Shame he's shorter than me otherwise I might have considered stealing it for the day. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Admin guff received from Marmotte HQ today.

The rules have been tightened up this year, as doping is now officially banned. They must have heard I was coming. Smile


Is that 'cause of all the pills rattling in your stomach or the chocolate yazoo?  Wink

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Bart's underweight bike is still definitely legal though. Shame he's shorter than me otherwise I might have considered stealing it for the day. Smile


You can always chop off your legs. Not only can you then take Bart's bike but also you'll have less weight to carry up those darn climbs. Very Happy

Come Chrimbo you might want to ask Mrs SR VERY nicely for a Parlee.... No need next year for doping, stealing or chopping...
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Littering is "interdit" and a helmet "obligatoire". Are the Frenchies coming over all dull and boring, or are these just rules to be ignored?


I have a friend who lives on route de Ventoux, the bit before it starts going up, outside Bedoin.  She has stories about littering.  And that is only for a normal week of riders climbing Ventoux.  For most people, sticking the wrapper back in the pocket is not such a big deal.  As for helmets, it's a race right?  I am not sure what happens in the UK, but in France I have never seen picture of race without helmets.  

Am I missing something?

By the way, the Marmotte is so hard, I would never even think about it.  My hat is off to you and I hope you do well.  Even finishing is a feat.  But you know that.  Good luck.
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By the way, the Marmotte is so hard, I would never even think about it.  My hat is off to you and I hope you do well.  Even finishing is a feat.  But you know that.  Good luck.


Here, here!!! salut
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Guiness wrote:
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By the way, the Marmotte is so hard, I would never even think about it.  My hat is off to you and I hope you do well.  Even finishing is a feat.  But you know that.  Good luck.


Here, here!!! salut


Thanks!

I've played my penultimate card today - buying new tyres (Conti GP 4000s) and tubes (valved condoms by the look of things!)

The final card is the ongoing "Limited opportunities to eat after kitchen refurbishment works commence" weight management strategy aka "Baked potatoes at work and toasted sarnies for tea". Even Lance didn't play this card, so I'm feeling pretty smug. Down to 77kg and loose change this morning. Smile
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I've played my penultimate card today - buying new tyres (Conti GP 4000s) and tubes (valved condoms by the look of things!) ... Down to 77kg and loose change this morning. Smile

77kg!  Is that you or Stan the bike?

Wink  Wink
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Bartali wrote:
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I've played my penultimate card today - buying new tyres (Conti GP 4000s) and tubes (valved condoms by the look of things!) ... Down to 77kg and loose change this morning. Smile

77kg!  Is that you or Stan the bike?

Wink  Wink


That's both of us!

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