Paris Roubaix SBS

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  1. a5hi5m

    a5hi5m New Member

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    Just a heads up, Sunday 23 April SBS 11am SBS has scheduled 2006 race.
     
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  2. SuzieB

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    Thanks Ash, I was searching all over the SBS website for this yesterday! :D
     
  3. DaveB

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    SuzieB wrote:
    > a5hi5m Wrote:
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    >>Just a heads up, Sunday 23 April SBS 11am SBS has scheduled 2006 race.

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    > Thanks Ash, I was searching all over the SBS website for this
    > yesterday! :D
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    SBS Sport at 7pm the other night had 5 mins or so on it, especially
    about the naughty cyclists who didn't stop at the train crossing.

    DaveB
     
  4. Tamyka Bell

    Tamyka Bell Guest

    DaveB wrote:
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    > SuzieB wrote:
    > > a5hi5m Wrote:
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    > >>Just a heads up, Sunday 23 April SBS 11am SBS has scheduled 2006 race.

    > >
    > > Thanks Ash, I was searching all over the SBS website for this
    > > yesterday! :D
    > >
    > >

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    > SBS Sport at 7pm the other night had 5 mins or so on it, especially
    > about the naughty cyclists who didn't stop at the train crossing.
    >
    > DaveB


    Nice reward for the ones that did stop, though :)

    Tam
     
  5. gplama

    gplama Well-Known Member

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    or dload the 2.2Gb torrent floating around... the primary seeder is only online 1/2 the day tho.. :(


    cheers,
    GPL
     
  6. gplama

    gplama Well-Known Member

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    They may have stopped for the train.. but those boom gates were still down..

    http://tinyurl.com/ke7d6
     
  7. TimC

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    On 2006-04-12, gplama (aka Bruce)
    was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:
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    > a5hi5m Wrote:
    >> Just a heads up, Sunday 23 April SBS 11am SBS has scheduled 2006 race.

    >
    > or dload the 2.2Gb torrent floating around... the primary seeder is
    > only online 1/2 the day tho.. :(


    IWPTA "2.2Tb". Glad we haven't gotten to those stages of bloat yet.

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  8. gplama

    gplama Well-Known Member

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    omfg nfi wtf iwpta was.

    fwiw - http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/IWPTA

    heh :p
     
  9. TimC

    TimC Guest

    On 2006-04-12, gplama (aka Bruce)
    was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:
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    > TimC Wrote:
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    >> IWPTA "2.2Tb". Glad we haven't gotten to those stages of bloat yet.
    >>

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    > omfg nfi wtf iwpta was.


    OFGWTFBBQ!

    > fwiw - http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/IWPTA


    "That", not "this". Where did they get their advice from?!

    "I wacky parsed that as"

    > heh :p


    And I am attempting to do my best to spread the meme beyond ARK.

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  10. Jono L

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    And the link is ....
     
  11. craigster_jd

    craigster_jd New Member

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    Google for Roubaix Torrent should sort you out - although the one I've found is 1.27Gb and in Italian. EastEnders is currently taking bandwidth priority though...
     
  12. Rhubarb

    Rhubarb Guest

    "gplama" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Tamyka Bell Wrote:
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    > > Nice reward for the ones that did stop, though :)
    > > Tam

    >
    > They may have stopped for the train.. but those boom gates were still
    > down..
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    > http://tinyurl.com/ke7d6
    >


    Exactly. And as for stopping for the train they had no choice, as it was
    already across the road when they arrived.
     
  13. Skewer

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    craigster_jd wrote:
    > Jono L Wrote:
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    >>And the link is ....

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    > Google for Roubaix Torrent should sort you out - although the one I've
    > found is 1.27Gb and in Italian. EastEnders is currently taking
    > bandwidth priority though...
    >
    >


    http://isohunt.com/torrents.php?ihq=Roubaix&ext=&op=and
     
  14. Skewer

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    Skewer wrote:
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    > http://isohunt.com/torrents.php?ihq=Roubaix&ext=&op=and


    I know "Bad form replying to my own post" but I just noticed on that link is a seed for a 22.75GB file of bike races.

    Quoted as containing 54 vids including:
    Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under 2006
    Mallorca Challenge 2006/
    Parigi - Nizza 2006
    Settimana Ciclistica Internazionale Coppi e Bartali 2006
    Tirreno - Adriatico 2006
    Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2006
    Cycling 2006 - Brabantsepijl
    Cycling 2006 - E3 Prijs Vlaanderen (Harelbeke).mpg
    Cycling 2006 - Gent-Wevelgem 2006.avi
    Cycling 2006 - Giro della Provincia di Lucca 2006.avi
    Cycling 2006 - Gran Premio Costa degli Etruschi 2006.avi
    Cycling 2006 - Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne.mpg
    Cycling 2006 - Milano-Sanremo 2006.avi
    Cycling 2006 - Milano-Torino 2006.avi
    Cycling 2006 - Oomlop Het Volk.mpg
    Cycling 2006 - Paris-Roubaix 2006.avi
    Cycling 2006 - Ronde van Vlaanderen.avi
    Cycling 2006 - Trofeo Laigueglia 2006.avi
    Cycling_2006 - Castilla_y_Leon

    http://isohunt.com/download.php?mode=bt&id=10617312

    Pete.B
     
  15. Jono L

    Jono L Well-Known Member

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    Bloody poms:rolleyes:


    thanks for tips.

    Jono
     
  16. Bleve

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    gplama wrote:
    > a5hi5m Wrote:
    > > Just a heads up, Sunday 23 April SBS 11am SBS has scheduled 2006 race.

    >
    > or dload the 2.2Gb torrent floating around... the primary seeder is
    > only online 1/2 the day tho.. :(


    heh, how utterly crap are those commentators? Did they know there was
    a race on, or were they more interested in what bets they put on horses
    in the grand national?

    Every time I get sick of Liggett & Sherwin's cliche's and
    mispronunciations, I get reminded of how utterly awful a lot of the
    other choices seem to be. Yee gods ...
     
  17. cfsmtb

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    The Rage today has a reasonable article on the Paris-Roubaix. BTW, who got to see A Sunday in Hell at Celluloid Cycles? And who's off to pay homage by rattling down a Melbourne bluestone laneway? There's two absolute beauties down our hill. Hrrrmm, maybe .. ;)


    Riding when Hell freezes over
    http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport...1144521546666.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1
    By Michael Coulter. April 16, 2006
    SOME know it as "L'Enfer du Nord" — the Hell of the North. Others call it the race everyone wants to win, but no one wants to ride. In any language it is six hours of cold, dirt and pain on the bone-rattling 19th-century roads of northern France.

    The event is Paris-Roubaix, one of a handful of venerable and venerated races known collectively as the spring classics, and it is the hardest and most prestigious single-day bicycle race in the world.

    It is so tough because one-fifth of the 260-kilometre course is over treacherous, ill-laid and ancient cobblestones that break bikes and riders with alarming regularity. One of the greatest one-day riders, Belgium's Johan Museeuw, nearly lost his leg after a crash on the roughest sector of the race, the notorious Arenberg Forest.

    Adding to the challenge of riding over small boulders at speeds approaching 50 km/h is the weather. Held on the second Sunday of April, the race is almost invariably cold and windy. Rain is common and snow not unknown.

    Many professional cyclists loathe Paris-Roubaix and its fellow "cobbled classic", the Tour of Flanders held in Belgium a week earlier. The cobbles at Flanders are not as rough, but the race is punctuated by viciously steep and slippery climbs where massive crowds revel in the sight of elite riders forced to get off and push.

    For certain competitors, however, the combination of tradition and harshness is irresistible, and over recent years many Australians have fallen under the spell.

    One of those is Mathew Hayman, the winner of last month's Commonwealth Games road race. Hayman was one of the few Australian professionals able to convince his team that the Games were important enough to risk his classics campaign, and he rushed back afterwards to ride the Tour of Flanders.

    "You only have to do Flanders once to realise this race is really special, with the number of people on the side of the roads and the way people live for it," Hayman said. "It's on the television every night the week leading up to it. The weatherman will say 'this, this, this and then for Flanders, the weather should be this'. It's like a Melbourne Cup, where the whole country stops, and it doesn't take long to get caught up in that. And if it's not Flanders, it's Roubaix.

    "They're hard races and there's the image of 'The Flandrian', the true Belgian who races the big hard races in the wind and the rain — I guess that suits the Australian riders.

    "With Baden Cooke and Stuart O'Grady we've got guys who are right up there and have kind of taken on the whole scene and vibe. There's a fair few Aussies who target this time of year. Stuey's come close in a few and I thought this might be his year. It's definitely touched a few Australians."

    The trophy at Paris-Roubaix is, fittingly, a cobble, and the rocky theme is continued in another tradition — the set of famous stone showers at the finish line.

    "Everybody talks about those showers," Hayman said. "The team's got a bus with three showers but we always go in and use the stone ones. It's tradition, and you've got stone areas to get changed in and each one's got a little plaque with a previous winner.

    "The whole area's full of photographers taking pictures of the riders with scrunched-up faces from the pain and the blood and the broken bones. I always want to get to Roubaix and get to the track and have a shower. So I can say I made it again, I made the showers, I can tick that off."

    Hayman finished 90th at Flanders this year in a race where his job was to work himself into the ground for his Rabobank teammates. At Paris-Roubaix, his favourite race, he managed 23rd after ensuring the team's main hope, Juan Antonio Flecha, made it into the crucial front group.

    "We were riding for Flecha, who funnily enough is a Spanish guy who's become besotted with the Belgian style of racing," Hayman said, referring to Spanish riders' notorious disdain for cobbles. "He'd shown really good form so our whole goal was to make sure he was in the right spot when the race was going to be decided. At the finish I felt I still had a fair bit in me, so maybe next year I can take the next step and be in that front 15."

    Phil Anderson is Australia's best-credentialled rider in the spring classics. He twice finished second at Flanders, a race he dearly wanted to win because he lived in that part of Belgium, and won the 1983 Amstel Gold. But he was no fan of Paris-Roubaix.

    "It's not even cobbles like you'd find in the back lanes of Melbourne," he said. "They're very uneven, quite often there'll be half a dozen missing — it'll be threatening your life to dodge all those holes. They're snaky roads with a lot of corners and when you take them at speed with all the mud it's quite an adventure. Some riders really specialise in that event. I managed to avoid it most years. I rode it three times but I was fortunate enough to be able to select my calendar of events and that was one which was on my no-go list."

    Starting with today's Amstel Gold, the classics move into more mountainous terrain, races that suit lightly built climbers.

    First held in 1890, the oldest of the classics is Liege-Bastogne-Liege, which will be held next Sunday. Australia's Cadel Evans finished fifth there last year.

    Possibly the most legendary story from Liege is the 1980 race won by French superstar Bernard Hinault. Anderson, then in his first professional season, remembers watching on television as Hinault powered away as snow started falling on the course.

    Hinault rode the last 80 kilometres on his own as the field dwindled from 174 to just 21. He won by more than 30 minutes after nine hours on the bike, getting frostbitten hands on the way.

    A large, powerful rider, Hayman is not likely to tackle Liege-Bastogne-Liege, but he does recall turning out for a snow-bound race wearing so many clothes he "looked like the Michelin Man".

    But when it comes to Paris-Roubaix, Hayman finds bad weather a challenge but not a misery. "I've ridden a couple of muddy ones," he said. "It definitely changes the race. I saw guys who couldn't get back on their bikes any more. There's cars on the cobbles, lots of cars, so any water lying around becomes mud and it makes it so slippery — it's round rocks you're trying to ride over, covered in mud.

    "Roubaix is a really hard race and it's really long. But when you get up in the morning (and it's raining) and you know you're racing from Paris to Roubaix and you've been thinking about it all week, you're that motivated it's almost a lot easier than if I'm in Switzerland or Spain and it starts to rain.

    "With the wet Paris-Roubaix you just ride a bit slower over the cobbles — and you fall off a lot more."
     
  18. flyingdutch

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    Eastenders!?!?!?!?!?
     
  19. Euan

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    flyingdutch wrote:
    > craigster_jd Wrote:
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    >>Google for Roubaix Torrent should sort you out - although the one I've
    >>found is 1.27Gb and in Italian. EastEnders is currently taking
    >>bandwidth priority though...

    >
    >
    > Eastenders!?!?!?!?!?


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  20. Bleve

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    cfsmtb wrote:
    > The Rage today has a reasonable article on the Paris-Roubaix. BTW, who
    > got to see A Sunday in Hell at Celluloid Cycles?


    was that the 1976 doco on it? I have it on DVD :)
     
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