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  1. ProfTournesol

    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    Why? Nothing happened. Why assume that they are waiting to mug you?
  2. ProfTournesol

    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    and that gets to the nub of the cultural differences: for most of the rest of the world, gun would never even appear in the same sentence as cycling.
  3. ProfTournesol

    Fuentes, Riis and Schleck

    next prediction - more CSC riders will also be found to be positive.
  4. ProfTournesol

    Cadel - the pity party

    I guess neither of us are in a position to 'know'. We only can read what was reported, not necessarily what was said.
  5. ProfTournesol

    Cadel - the pity party

    yeah, funny how we all end up arguing around in circles isn't it:) I think we all like to introject aspects of our heroes into ourselves and so get distressed when they don't act ideally. Cadel seems a pretty good ambassador for cycling most of the time but he doesn't always get it right...
  6. ProfTournesol

    Cadel - the pity party

    if you read his explanation, it's pretty clear why he said what he said, and why he then said something different. Are you suggesting that he was deliberately lying all along? Do you have any evidence? If so, I'll be happy to agree with you.
  7. ProfTournesol

    Cadel - the pity party

    because he doesn't have a single fast twitch fibre in his body probably. It just isn't his physiology, al least not without the chemical help of Pantani, Ulrich and almost certainly Armstrong. It isn't exciting but i don't see why you can't forgive him for playing to his strengths. We can't have...
  8. ProfTournesol

    Cadel - the pity party

    give the guy a break will you. he's a bike rider, not a Mensa candidate or a groomed TV personality, he's a sports person. He was under a lot of pressure, probably most of it self-imposed, anxious and probably exhausted. it must have been pretty frustrating to be isolated against a 3 prong CSC...
  9. ProfTournesol

    Cadel - the pity party

    good thing too. A bit ambitious doing the ITT and the Road Race. Michael rogers will be a more than adequate ITT replacement.
  10. ProfTournesol

    Cadel - the pity party

    so he performed well above your expectations then :D
  11. ProfTournesol

    Cadel - the pity party

    you just don't win because of your 'mentality'. That's the sort of advertising spin used by Nike et al and by sportspeople who use that 'little bit extra' to help them win. Cadel like all the other riders has his strengths and his weaknesses as a rider and has to ride to them to the best of his...
  12. ProfTournesol

    Fuentes, Riis and Schleck

    interesting reports in the german press about meetings between Frank Schleck with Bjarne Riis with the infamous Dr Fuentes. http://www.sueddeutsche.de/,tt2m1/s...14/article.html page 2 http://www.sueddeutsche.de/sport/we.../3/article.html http://www.sueddeutsche.de/,tt2l1/s...kel/539/187942/...
  13. ProfTournesol

    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    so by your own definition that comment would make you a liberal! Isn't "cute little jabs and veiled insults" a cute little jab and a veiled insult in itself? I'm not sure what you think a liberal is, but presumably it's something distasteful.
  14. ProfTournesol

    ridiculous bike of the year nominee

    http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/1827/
  15. ProfTournesol

    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    more guns=freedom? Come on!
  16. ProfTournesol

    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    I don't want to protect criminals. I want them in jail not armed to the teeth and having shootouts with 'law-abiding citizens' who are also armed to the teeth. That doesn't make anyone safer otherwise the USA would be the safest country in the world along with Somalia and Iraq. I want to be able...
  17. ProfTournesol

    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    so it's not an absolute human right to be armed then? Why exclude school children?
  18. ProfTournesol

    Road Rage Moron

    no, he should have his license removed for life and be forced to travel the roads on a bike.
  19. ProfTournesol

    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    good point, but lets extend it: why give anyone with deadly weapons the benefit of the doubt?