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Pour de france
« on: July 06, 2014, 12:37:50 pm »
Totally off motorcycle topic,

I am onboard ship watching the Tour de france in Norwegian :156:

They are just going through my home county and it just makes you appreciate what a fabulous riding county and country the UK really is.

Appreciate it and ride safe

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Re: Pour de france
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2014, 12:44:03 pm »
Just spent a week in the dales great roads and lovely scenery  bike faultless.

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Re: Pour de france
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2014, 12:51:49 pm »
I was just thinking about how great the roads looked yesterday and today.

I'd love to ride those roads some day. The guys that ride the motorcycles along the race have some impressive skills.

I'm amazed at the crowds that come out for the race. I don't think we could get that many people to behave in such a civil manner where I'm from.
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Re: Pour de france
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2014, 02:57:21 pm »
Shouldn't someone point out to them that they are lost though???

France is a good few hundred miles south of Yorkshire!

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Re: Pour de france
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2014, 05:21:05 pm »
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It was good as I have done some of that route on the bike and it is a brilliant ride, Especially over the tops.

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Re: Pour de france
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2014, 07:01:59 pm »
You Brits are so lucky.  I believe this only the fourth time the Tour de France has come to the UK.  What an event.  Something usually to be witnessed only by those lucky enough to be in France at the time.  I was lucky enough to be there a few years.

Having said that this is probably more appropriately placed in the Time Out general forum. 
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Re: Pour de france
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2014, 08:09:43 pm »
*Originally Posted by seadog [+]
.....  just makes you appreciate what a fabulous riding county and country the UK really is.


So true :028:

Nice also for the French to allow it to happen.

I heard that the local organisers imported loads of French food so that they would feel comfortable. I found that a bit odd as Yorkshire ( stereotypes aside) has some great grub.

I also heard that during the substance abuse testing three Frenchmen and a Spainish rider have tested positive for traces of Wensley dale cheese  :745:

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Re: Pour de france
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2014, 08:19:37 pm »
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Did you see the fleet of Gendarmerie FJRs they brought over?

Apparently they were riding around paired up with British bike cops!!
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