TDF stage 4, Team TimeTrial, SPOILER!!!!!

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  1. Claes

    Claes New Member

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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Spoiler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    My heart broke when I saw David fall. I took me an hour
    to go to sleep after that. They were beating Disco, and
    David would have keept the yellow. Man, he must so
    annoyed/sad/angry.

    Should perhaps say that I do NOT like Lance one bit, and
    I am swedish so I cheer for my local team, CSC, danish team.
    My cervelo links me to them too. :)
     
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  2. flyingdutch

    flyingdutch New Member

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    i think they should make it 'interesting' and allow 'no rules' :D

    shotty, pump in spokes, holding sheryl to ransom, anything at all to stop this moomba parade
     
  3. suzyj

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    Claes wrote:

    > My heart broke when I saw David fall. I took me an hour
    > to go to sleep after that. They were beating Disco, and
    > David would have keept the yellow. Man, he must so
    > annoyed/sad/angry.

    Yeah, same here. I was right on the edge of my seat, after the last time check put CSC ahead of Discovery. I was _so_ looking forward to Armstrong being beaten. When Zabriskie fell on his arse I nearly cried.

    Maybe we could raise some money to pay one of the domestiques to crash into Armstrong during a twisty descent or something. Beloki nearly got him in '03, but alas the bugger managed to squirm out.

    Maybe Lotte with her shotty's the go?

    Regards,

    Suzy
     
  4. dave

    dave Guest

    suzyj wrote:
    > Claes wrote:
    >
    >
    >>My heart broke when I saw David fall. I took me an hour
    >>to go to sleep after that. They were beating Disco, and
    >>David would have keept the yellow. Man, he must so
    >>annoyed/sad/angry.

    >
    >
    > Yeah, same here. I was right on the edge of my seat, after the last
    > time check put CSC ahead of Discovery. I was _so_ looking forward to
    > Armstrong being beaten. When Zabriskie fell on his arse I nearly
    > cried.
    >
    > Maybe we could raise some money to pay one of the domestiques to crash
    > into Armstrong during a twisty descent or something. Beloki nearly got
    > him in '03, but alas the bugger managed to squirm out.
    >
    > Maybe Lotte with her shotty's the go?
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Suzy
    >
    >

    Susy you disapoint me. Winning that way is always an option but very
    little fun :)

    Read Warrick Collins book on sailing ¨New World¨ for a truly cynical f
    fictional look at an american team with 3 identical boats rammed the
    opositions only boat to put them out of the series. Alaarmingly
    american. Probably not a desireable trend.

    I suggest a woman with a handbag could be employed to great effect if we
    decide to go that way
    ..
     
  5. On 2005-07-06, Claes <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Should perhaps say that I do NOT like Lance one bit, and
    > I am swedish so I cheer for my local team, CSC, danish team.
    > My cervelo links me to them too. :)


    *quizzical look* When you say CSC, are you talking about Computer
    Sciences Corporation, or some other expansion of that acronym? If it's
    one and the same, I'm hoping they come in *last*.

    No, I'm not bitter. Really. Honest. Not one bit. (Email me if you want
    the full blown rant.)

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  6. adam85

    adam85 New Member

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    One and the same. What's the story then? I like CSC because of the riders and their approach to competition but I don't really care who the sponsors are.

    It was a pretty dramatic finish to the TTT though wasn't it!? Zabriskie looked pretty banged up, I hope he can continue. We've got the QLD TTT champs on in a couple of weeks so it was inspirational stuff.

    That Chateaux de Chambord they were showing at the end is a pretty amazing place as well.
     
  7. HUMBUG

    HUMBUG Guest

    On 06/07/05 at 13:57:08 Stuart Lamble somehow managed to type:

    <snip>

    >
    > No, I'm not bitter. Really. Honest. Not one bit.


    Neither am I. Bastards.

    --
    Humbug
     
  8. Jay Woo

    Jay Woo Guest

    Claes wrote:
    > !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Spoiler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    >
    >
    > My heart broke when I saw David fall. I took me an hour
    > to go to sleep after that. They were beating Disco, and
    > David would have keept the yellow. Man, he must so
    > annoyed/sad/angry.
    >
    > Should perhaps say that I do NOT like Lance one bit, and
    > I am swedish so I cheer for my local team, CSC, danish team.
    > My cervelo links me to them too. :)
    >
    >
    > --
    > Claes


    Ooooosh, yeah a great nail-biter! I used to get pissed about the whole
    Lance winning all the time thing, but now I just look at it as a great
    event/cycling.
     
  9. GPLama

    GPLama Guest

    "HUMBUG" wrote in message ...
    >>
    >> No, I'm not bitter. Really. Honest. Not one bit.

    >
    > Neither am I. Bastards.
    >


    ok, everyone spill now... I'm guessing .com crash had them shafting/ousting
    local employees..?


    cheers,
    GPL
     
  10. On 2005-07-06, adam85 <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > Stuart Lamble Wrote:
    >> No, I'm not bitter. Really. Honest. Not one bit. (Email me if you want
    >> the full blown rant.)

    >
    > One and the same. What's the story then?


    Email me and ask. I'm saying nothing more on this subject on Usenet. I'd
    reply via email, but cyclingforums doesn't give me a legit email address
    to send it to.

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  11. DaveB

    DaveB Guest

    adam85 wrote:

    >>*quizzical look* When you say CSC, are you talking about Computer
    >>Sciences Corporation, or some other expansion of that acronym? If it's
    >>one and the same, I'm hoping they come in *last*.
    >>
    >>No, I'm not bitter. Really. Honest. Not one bit. (Email me if you want
    >>the full blown rant.)
    >>

    >
    >
    > One and the same. What's the story then? I like CSC because of the
    > riders and their approach to competition but I don't really care who
    > the sponsors are.
    >


    I like the CSC Team and their jersey but I don't think it would go down
    too well if I was to wear a CSC jersey to work (considering I work for
    another three letter acronym company in that field).

    DaveB
     
  12. HUMBUG

    HUMBUG Guest

    On 06/07/05 at 14:32:19 adam85 somehow managed to type:

    <snip>

    >
    > One and the same. What's the story then? I like CSC because of the
    > riders and their approach to competition but I don't really care who
    > the sponsors are.


    I despise CSC because I used to work for the bastards. They make oil
    companies and banks look like model corporate citizens. They've got
    shit loads of cash to sponsor bike racing teams but none to treat their
    people half way decently.

    --
    Humbug
     
  13. HUMBUG

    HUMBUG Guest

    On 06/07/05 at 13:01:16 Claes somehow managed to type:

    >
    > !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Spoiler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    >
    >
    > My heart broke when I saw David fall. I took me an hour


    Yep I felt REALLY sorry for David Z. but it couldn't have happened to a
    nicer sponsor. I hope he can continue - it all looked pretty bloody
    gruesome.

    --
    Humbug
     
  14. HUMBUG

    HUMBUG Guest

    On 06/07/05 at 14:56:02 GPLama somehow managed to type:

    > "HUMBUG" wrote in message ...
    > > >
    > >> No, I'm not bitter. Really. Honest. Not one bit.

    > >
    > > Neither am I. Bastards.
    > >

    >
    > ok, everyone spill now... I'm guessing .com crash had them
    > shafting/ousting local employees..?


    I was working, as a contractor, for a company that was absorbed by CSC.
    One night I went home and when I went to work the next morning my
    security passkey woruldn't work, I rang my (ex) boss (so he could come
    around and open the door) and was told "sorry but you don't work here
    anymore. click" The previous day I'd been to a "meeting" and was told
    that "contractors are a valued part of our workforce" and that existing
    "contracts will be honoured". I'd just signed a new 12 month deal.

    I was told NOTHING - just "Terminated(tm)". CSC are pricks.

    --
    Humbug
     
  15. On 2005-07-06, HUMBUG <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On 06/07/05 at 14:32:19 adam85 somehow managed to type:
    >
    ><snip>
    >
    >>
    >> One and the same. What's the story then? I like CSC because of the
    >> riders and their approach to competition but I don't really care who
    >> the sponsors are.

    >
    > I despise CSC because I used to work for the bastards.


    You too, huh? Nice to know I'm not the only one who has suffered at that
    company ... if you were in the Melbourne office between 1998 and 2000
    (ish), we might even know each other.

    > They make oil
    > companies and banks look like model corporate citizens. They've got
    > shit loads of cash to sponsor bike racing teams but none to treat their
    > people half way decently.


    Do. Not. Get. Me. Started. If you must know, as I've already said, email
    me.

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  16. GPLama

    GPLama Guest

    "HUMBUG" wrote in message ...
    >
    > I was working, as a contractor, for a company that was absorbed by CSC.
    > One night I went home and when I went to work the next morning my
    > security passkey woruldn't work, I rang my (ex) boss (so he could come
    > around and open the door) and was told "sorry but you don't work here
    > anymore. click" The previous day I'd been to a "meeting" and was told
    > that "contractors are a valued part of our workforce" and that existing
    > "contracts will be honoured". I'd just signed a new 12 month deal.
    >
    > I was told NOTHING - just "Terminated(tm)". CSC are pricks.
    >


    Jesus.. that is nasty stuff.. I'd be plotting revenge.. at least a
    firebombing or two....


    cheers,
    GPL
     
  17. On 2005-07-06, HUMBUG <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I was working, as a contractor, for a company that was absorbed by CSC.
    > One night I went home and when I went to work the next morning my
    > security passkey woruldn't work, I rang my (ex) boss (so he could come
    > around and open the door) and was told "sorry but you don't work here
    > anymore. click" The previous day I'd been to a "meeting" and was told
    > that "contractors are a valued part of our workforce" and that existing
    > "contracts will be honoured". I'd just signed a new 12 month deal.
    >
    > I was told NOTHING - just "Terminated(tm)". CSC are pricks.


    Not sure that my tale is as good (or bad, depending on your perspective)
    .... but it certainly fits with my viewpoint towards that company. They
    can't afford to hire me again; I wouldn't give them value for the money
    I'd want. (I'm talking at least four figures an hour here, maybe more.
    That's after super but before tax, as a full time employee; contracting
    rates would be correspondingly higher.) I'd stick it out there for a few
    years at those rates, and then retire quite satisfied. Of course, the
    employment contract would be for a minimum of five years, with the right
    to terminate it without penalty only being accorded to me.

    Never happen, but it's a nice dream. It would almost make up for
    everything I went through, too.

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  18. dave

    dave Guest

    GPLama wrote:
    > "HUMBUG" wrote in message ...
    >
    >>I was working, as a contractor, for a company that was absorbed by CSC.
    >>One night I went home and when I went to work the next morning my
    >>security passkey woruldn't work, I rang my (ex) boss (so he could come
    >>around and open the door) and was told "sorry but you don't work here
    >>anymore. click" The previous day I'd been to a "meeting" and was told
    >>that "contractors are a valued part of our workforce" and that existing
    >>"contracts will be honoured". I'd just signed a new 12 month deal.
    >>
    >>I was told NOTHING - just "Terminated(tm)". CSC are pricks.
    >>

    >
    >
    > Jesus.. that is nasty stuff.. I'd be plotting revenge.. at least a
    > firebombing or two....



    Or something. Something that would cost em money.
    >
    >
    > cheers,
    > GPL
    >
    >
     
  19. DaveB

    DaveB Guest

    HUMBUG wrote:

    > I was working, as a contractor, for a company that was absorbed by CSC.
    > One night I went home and when I went to work the next morning my
    > security passkey woruldn't work, I rang my (ex) boss (so he could come
    > around and open the door) and was told "sorry but you don't work here
    > anymore. click" The previous day I'd been to a "meeting" and was told
    > that "contractors are a valued part of our workforce" and that existing
    > "contracts will be honoured". I'd just signed a new 12 month deal.
    >
    > I was told NOTHING - just "Terminated(tm)". CSC are pricks.
    >
    > --
    > Humbug


    Hey Humbug, your name's not Malcolm is it?

    DaveB "who's just been chatting to an ex-CSC person"
     
  20. Carl Brewer

    Carl Brewer Guest

    On Wed, 6 Jul 2005 13:26:53 +1000, suzyj
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >Claes wrote:
    >
    >> My heart broke when I saw David fall. I took me an hour
    >> to go to sleep after that. They were beating Disco, and
    >> David would have keept the yellow. Man, he must so
    >> annoyed/sad/angry.

    >
    >Yeah, same here. I was right on the edge of my seat, after the last
    >time check put CSC ahead of Discovery. I was _so_ looking forward to
    >Armstrong being beaten. When Zabriskie fell on his arse I nearly
    >cried.
    >
    >Maybe we could raise some money to pay one of the domestiques to crash
    >into Armstrong during a twisty descent or something. Beloki nearly got
    >him in '03, but alas the bugger managed to squirm out.


    Sure, why not, some scumbag punched Merkx and ruined his chance to
    win 6, why not comit the same act of poor sportsmanship on another
    great champion. Zabrinsky crashed because he was totally spent
    and not concentrating, and/or someone else in his team was also. I
    feel sorry for him, but if you want to win the tour (and he won't this
    year anyway, CSC is riding for Basso, he's just a sideshow) you have
    to concentrate all the time.

    Whether you like or loath Lance, he is simply the best rider at the
    tour this year, and was for the last 6 years. All the rest have had
    6 YEARS to knock him off, and none of them could do it. I
    hope he wins again this year, but that's because I admire his
    ability, rather than just want to knock it because everyone else there
    isn't good enough to beat him.
     
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