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TamarBridgeLatics

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  1. That photo's definitely Pete Mason, Latics fan.
  2. I read, but very rarely post. I got sick of the repetitive rantings of 0000 with his constant promises to leave, so I blocked him. I also soon tired of McFluff and did the same with him. Now the only way that I can see his tiresome trolling is if anyone replies to one of his fishing expeditions. It's a shame as their antics ruin the other genuine posters' posts, but unfortunately some constantly bite. A simple act, but effective. Don't feed the troll.
  3. When I joined the old JK Latics years ago I was stuck for a username. Staring out of the window while trying to think of one I could see the two Tamar bridges here in Saltash, Hence the name, I was too bone idle to think of anything else.
  4. :censored:, Beasley Street, Beasley Boulevard and I wanna be yours. Excellent. "Like a death at a birthday party, you ruin all the fun. Like a sucked out Smartie, you're no use to anyone....... You went to a progressive psychiatrist, he recommended suicide; before scratching your name off his list and pointing the way outside." Just spent the last 2 hours listening to his stuff entirely due to this thread.
  5. Perhaps not. http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Making-Curtis-Nelson-captain-benefit-game-says/story-21657311-detail/story.html
  6. I sat and watched from the start to the very end. What a show that was put on for the world to see, The scenery and atmosphere were superb. You always get a few dickheads at any major occasion, but with the selfie generation, I wouldn't expect anything else. Geraint Thomas said that it's the new pain-in-the arse with people getting in the way and taking selfies. We both remarked that in very few places there wasn't a crowd, and the noise all the way round was constant. People really made an effort for the Tour, and they can be proud of those 2 days. It was fantastic to show that not ev
  7. I agree with every word of that, Cancellara really did cause panic in the trains that were cranking up, reminded me of when Renshaw did his headbutting at the finish. Cavendish is riding a Specialised/Lotus frame, £16,000 worth in the same colour as his Lotus car. Breaks my heart to see that hit the deck, can't forgive him for that. But very well done to Kittel despite all of his complaining of the route beforehand, there's a 30% gradient before Sheffield tomorrow, isn't there? The whole stage today was magnificent, the scenery and crowds were just brilliant. It was like Alpe d'hue
  8. Quintana's not supposed to be riding, it was said that he's riding next year's tour after winning the Giro. His disputed but brilliant ride down the Stelvio assured him of the win despite his bad chest in the first week. After watching Froome and Contador in the Dauphiné Libéré, my money's on Contador. Froome's had to withdraw from Tirreno Adricatco with a back problem, nissing Liege-Bastogne-Liege with a chest infection and doing his usual of falling off his bike through a lack of concentration during the Dauphiné that left him feeling battered and bruised. Contador hasn't finished less t
  9. Regarding the queue for tickets, what's the weather like up there? 80 mile an hour winds and rain here, hope it's not that bad out there for them. Hasn't stopped 3 idiots fishing on the Tamar though.
  10. Regarding Argyle's new stand, they're supposed to be starting demolition/building tomorrow. From conception to build start in little over a year, and James Brent (Argyle owner and developer who owns the Akkeron group) reckons they'll have the stand done within a year, and the rest within 2 years. It'll have a new stand with 380 underground parking spaces, and next to it a hotel, Imax cinema, skating rink and shops and restaurants. The skating rink is being built as Brent's bought the one at the Pavilions, and is demolishing it and redeveloping the area. It'll also have seating for 2,500.
  11. Rick Holden's also got 2 degrees; Human Movement and Physiotherapy.
  12. Sorry, but I gave up at the lolz and douchebags. Must be an age thing.
  13. I haven't seen a stage like that for ages. I expected yet another breakaway that would be wound in, but as you say, Saxo Bank played a blinder. Contador said that he was waiting to hit top form in the third week, watch them turn the screw on Froome in the mountains, especially if Belkin decide to get invloved as well. Froome looks absolutely knackered. If he manages to win this tour, he really does deserve it.
  14. After the Call Me Maybe video, Orica Green Edge have a tribute to AC/DC, now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAl1-mBhFpU
  15. As you say, Kennaugh worked his socks off at the front. I thought Sky might struggle with the lead riders now that Mick Rogers has gone, but what a ride he did. And thanks to Tommy Voeckler for his regular rampage with his own style of riding with his head swinging and talking to himself.
  16. Wow. I expected Sky to keep a metronome rhythm at the front, but for Froome to decimate the race like that was fantastic to watch. Is Contador able to match it and is waiting, or has he been caught out? And Evans looked knackered at the end, but also well done to Quintana for his breakaway. It's a shame that ITV 4 decided to have yet another advert break just as it was forming in the last 7 kilometers. Glad that I keep the commentary on Eurosport and listen to that rather than Hinge and Bracket. It's only the start of the Alps and there's the double ascent of Alpe d'Huez to come. A
  17. Depends on what you want. If you were happy with the Ultegra, I'd stick with that. I've never ridden Ultegra, so I couldn't say from experience. The KMC X10 and KMC X10SL (Super Light, it has holes in the side of the links and the X10 is 10 speed) for instance are expensive, but they have a pre-stretch built into them. Shimano do stretch, my Dura Ace had stretched by over half a link in a year's use - about 6,000 miles, but everywhere around here there is a hill. If it comes down to cost and there isn't too much use, Ultegra should be fine. Ebay or Wiggle (who currently have a sale
  18. Cervelo R3SL with Dura Ace Di2. Bloody expensive kit, but brilliant to ride. And I bought the cassette in the sale at Wiggle. Thankfully the chainrings are okay. The chain was KMC, The last one was a Dura Ace one, but it's not as good as the KMC one despite them manufacturing for Shimano. As for today, Cannondale played it brilliantly. I've seen sprinters outpaced before now, but not by a single team that wanted to splinter the pack to get their sprinter to the finish. The pace was brutal. What a rider Sagan is, he reminds me of Sean Kelly, he could do mountains. sprints and especially
  19. I sometimes ride up to and past Dartmoor prison and down Pork Hill into Tavistock. I once decided to ride up Pork Hill to give it a go, it was bloody hard work. Then I saw the riders on the Tour of Britain do it. It was faster than me on the flat. Johnny Locke who rides for Sky once overtook me on the hill from Burrator onto the moor heading towards Princetown, he rode it at an incredible speed. It was a joy to watch. And it's just cost me £130 for a new cassette for my road bike, as well as fifty quid for a new chain.
  20. We've decided to spend a couple of days in London for the third stage. We'll book the hotel in the next couple of weeks, then sort the train out as soon as we can. Then it's a question of getting a place to watch. We had a place right on the finishing line in Teignmouth for the Tour of Britain the other year, we waited long enough for that, who knows how long we'd have to wait when the Tour comes. Today's stage had sprint written all over it, and the pace was so high that any ideas of a breakaway was impossible. Very well done to Greipel and Lotto Belisol, they deserved it after setting su
  21. I really fancy a dig at the Calderdale cobbled ride, that looks a beauty.
  22. And down he goes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxfdlm4owss&feature=youtu.be
  23. Well, that was a strange first day. It's said that Tony Martin was unconscious on the team coach and had to be carried off. Johny Hoogerland despite his national champion win seems to have cornered the strangest crashes in the Tour ever. I expected a crash today, but not under those circumstances, anyway. Was it Greipel tring to get through a gap that wasn't there? As for the coach, the chaos was unbelievable with the moving of the finishing line after a narrow bend. It reminded me of the Giro a few weeks ago when a couple of kilometres from the finishing line, a blow-up gantry blew down onto
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