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    What do you mean by the tailoring? The cut of it is stunning. It looks fantastic.
    I agree, it does look fantastic, but my friend said that the zip bobbled up or something and he ended up asking for his money back.
    I don't suppose they'll have that jacket for sale as they've sold out of them.
    Ho hum.

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  • Brandenburger Toro
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    Heh.

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  • Hofzinser
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    Sixth place for David O'Loughlin in the mens' pursuit. He's a friend of my sister's, and a thoroughly nice guy. This makes him very, very likely to go to the Olympics.
    I had no idea your sister was so influential.

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    What do you mean by the tailoring? The cut of it is stunning. It looks fantastic. Even on me! However the quality is weird for the price. It is fine but then a seam will come loose and you have to send it back. It's happened with a few items now. To be fair they've replaced everything first time with no quibble but it does get a little annoying. The softshell is a serious piece of kit though. Look out for the sales. I bought my first (cough) one for £80 down from £200 and the second one (lightweight version, that was the justification) for £110 down from £190. Those prices compare quite well with Gore and their ilk. My kids eat ovenchips so I can dress in Rapha! ;-)

    Did you see the story about the guy out for a ride in South London just before the Tour last year who bumped into the Caisse d'Épargne team coming out of their Hotel? They asked him if he knew a good 50 miler and let him tag along with Valverde et al! Fed and watered him through the ride and gave him a bunch of kit as well.

    My brother is a Sky Sports cameraman and is used to the premiership's pampered princes. He couldn't believe that we got within six inches of Armstrong coming out of the doping control! He jumped in with the papparazzi and got some cracking photos.

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    You're quite right about the easy access to pro-cyclists. It's like the kids being allowed on the pitch at the end of Llanelli rugby matches (why not, after all?).
    We mingled freely with the pro's at the Tour of Britain a few years ago. Also at the Tour de France in London last year I rode up to Hyde Park in the morning and found myself cycling alongside Savoldelli and Boonen. I'd like to say that I dropped Paulo but the basket on the front of my bike was full of baguettes and I couldn't shake him off.

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    Aha! What is the stuff like? It looks great, but it's hellish pricey.I really fancied buying one of those soft shell jackets which I could use for hill walking (which I do a lot of) as well as cycling. Unfortunately just as I was about to take the plunge I saw that they only had small jackets left. Scuppered.
    I only ask about the quality because a friend of mine bought a jacket and he reckoned the tailoring wasn't up to much. I doubt if I'd notice sucha thing but there you go.

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    Cheers Jorge, just watched it again. Well worth it!

    Fausto it was in Wolverhampton before a stage of the Tour of Britain. I'm always amazed at the lack of segregation around cycling. I took a wrong turn walking down the Champs Elysee a couple of years ago and ended up amongst all the team coaches as they were lining up to do their laps of honour.

    I'll whisper it quietly but I have a shameful amount of Rapha! To be fair I've never paid full price for anything. Their sales are extraordinary when they get the next years stock in.

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  • Jorge Porbillas
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    You can watch the madison and Pendleton's gold on the BBC's iPlayer - just watched it again just to see that lap gained again. Awesome stuff.

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    That's a pretty good claim to fame though. Where did it happen? If it was at the start of a time trial then it's quite a story.
    Yeah I don't like Evans either, I was just putting him in as he seems the most likely GC contender, but I agree he's dropped for moaning and eyebrow crimes. So no Millar and no Evans. We're taking the scapel out good and proper here.
    First day of BST today and there were loads of roadies out this morning. A lovely sight indeed. I did see one bloke on a clunky old mountain bike with a Rapha soft shell jacket on. The jacket probably cost twice as much as the bike. Strange indeed.

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    I ran over his foot once with my daughters buggy. 'No worries mate' was his pleasant and stereotypical response to my apologies!
    Not much of a claim to fame I grant you but 'tis all I can offer on the Mick Rogers front.

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  • Brandenburger Toro
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    Yeah. Plus he has scary eyebrows.

    We want a charismatic, likeable, and photogenic GC rider. Gotta be Mick Rogers.

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    I'm not sure I could cope with Evans continuous moaning as team leader though! 'It wan't fair, they attacked me in the mountains! That made no sense!'

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    Big Magnus, of course.
    All this talk of Backstedt, O'Grady and Cancellara (his English is very good) has got me all excited about Paris Roubaix. Not long now.
    A friend lent me "The road to Paris" the other day. I think it's a 2002 video diary (courtesy of Nike) on Lance and his pals. It shows Hincapie failing again at Roubaix. He's too old now. I reckon Cancellara again.
    I was having a look at some Cervelo bikes last week. How sexy are they?

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  • Brandenburger Toro
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    Would you include Welsh Magnus?

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    I know David Duffield is always banging on about English speaking riders, but if you could imagine a British/Australian team it would be very impressive.
    Mc'Ewan and Cavendish with Wiggins, O'Grady, Thomas, Millar (although I wouldn't select him) and Wegelius with Cadel Evans as team leader.
    Personally I wouldn't like to see this. I like the fact Robbie McEwan rides for a Belgian team and is considered a Flemish rider by the locals. I also admire Wegelius queitly making his way with a professional Italian team.

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    The lap they gained was a truely extraordinary piece of sport to watch. Spine tingling.

    Oh and Hoy makes it 9!

    Brailsford has stated that the whole system is based on the Australian model that created the platform for all their current road riders. Would be nice to see something similar.

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    8 gold medals for Britain now. Chapeau to that lot eh? Wiggins and Cavendish in the Madison. Great stuff. It'd be brilliant if this talent could be translated into a British road team sometime in the future, similar to the way Telekom pushed German cycling forward in the 90's. These fellas could challenge some of the French road teams.

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    Sorry to miss the Grand depart but I'm glad to be in the bunch having put in some work for Felicity's triumphant opening post.

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  • jefe
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    There was a USA Today story Wednesday about Davis Phinney's kid trying to make the Olympic velodrome team in pursuit. And about how Davis can't follow his son to all his races because he has Parkinson's.

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  • Brandenburger Toro
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    So, while I think the British Track Programme is in general, very, very clean, am I alone in being profoundly unsure what to think about Rebecca Romero?

    Sixth place for David O'Loughlin in the mens' pursuit. He's a friend of my sister's, and a thoroughly nice guy. This makes him very, very likely to go to the Olympics.

    Then again, he's improved very, very rapidly since taking up the track. I have no reason to think he isn't clean, but since Cathal Lombard was a colleague of my Dad's - and also a very nice bloke - I can't help but be apprehensive.

    How profoundly fucking depressing.

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  • Brandenburger Toro
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    heh.

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  • ursus arctos
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    No.

    Though I did specifically tell them not to give one to you.

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  • Brandenburger Toro
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    You asked for a OneTouchCycling forum on the front page? The admins will confirm this?

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  • ursus arctos
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    This kid shows promise.

    I'll take the rap for not bitching about the font, but pretty much all the other issues that people are griping about were raised in the beta.

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    But surely the beta testers always come back positive in cycling!

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