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    Tour de France 2018
    on: Aug 02, 2018, 06.25 pm
    Aug 02, 2018, 06.25 pm
    At my surprise the British on this list paid no attention on the 1th and 3d place in the latest Tour de France. Maybe because the winner is a Welshman? I made a screenshot of the only Trophy that showed up every day. Someone on this list suggested last year that the leather saddlebags would be fitted because of safety-reasons. But why had the other bikes -BMW RT 1200, K1600 and kawasaki GTR 1400- in front of the Trophy their standard outfit?

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    Re: Tour de France 2018
    Reply #1 on: Aug 02, 2018, 07.05 pm
    Aug 02, 2018, 07.05 pm
    Watched every single stage live without fail, missed the Trophy though  :034:

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    Re: Tour de France 2018
    Reply #2 on: Aug 03, 2018, 04.41 am
    Aug 03, 2018, 04.41 am
    I have watched the TDF for a number of years and dream of riding the roads they use. Unfortunately age and the lack of funds make that impossible. Hopefully some of our members over in Europe or England will do it for me.  :152:

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    Re: Tour de France 2018
    Reply #3 on: Aug 03, 2018, 04.48 pm
    Aug 03, 2018, 04.48 pm
    My wife watches every second of the TDF and I watch the motorcycles and dream I can ride with the bicyclists.

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    Re: Tour de France 2018
    Reply #4 on: Aug 03, 2018, 05.15 pm
    Aug 03, 2018, 05.15 pm
    I really would like for once to drive the TdF by motorcycle in the same number of days as the racers do it. For the sprints, easy driving with a glass of wine on a lovely terrace afterwards. For the tours, lovely days of sunshine through fields of sunflowers and all...

    Anybody fancy joining in?  :018:
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    Re: Tour de France 2018
    Reply #5 on: Aug 03, 2018, 05.30 pm
    Aug 03, 2018, 05.30 pm
    I heard repeatedly that during the mountain-stages, the guiding motorcyclists had great difficulty to follow or stay in front of the cyclists while descending. Seems a bit  exaggerated to me, but I for myself wouldn't be able to keep the same speed for sure. Just look at this: https://tinyurl.com/ybx9gj6m

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    Re: Tour de France 2018
    Reply #6 on: Aug 03, 2018, 05.59 pm
    Aug 03, 2018, 05.59 pm
    I perform this role in the uk on local, national and the odd International.

    Yes you need to be well in front on the descents  :005:
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    Re: Tour de France 2018
    Reply #7 on: Aug 03, 2018, 10.43 pm
    Aug 03, 2018, 10.43 pm
    *Originally Posted by Ebenezer [+]
    I made a screenshot of the only Trophy that showed up every day. Someone on this list suggested last year that the leather saddlebags would be fitted because of safety-reasons. But why had the other bikes -BMW RT 1200, K1600 and kawasaki GTR 1400- in front of the Trophy their standard outfit?

    Because if you look carefully, you'll see that those are not the standard bags on the R1200-RT or the Concours. Both bikes are available as police bikes, and as such, have half-width bags as options, which they are sporting in the photo.
    2014 Triumph Trophy 1200 SE
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