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A87766771 - Watching the Tour de France

Post 1

Minorvogonpoet

Entry: Watching the Tour de France - A87766771
Author: minorvogonpoet - U3099090

This was written as my contribution to July's 'sport' theme. I'm afraid it's late.


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Post 2

Lanzababy - Guide Editor

I don't think it's too late at all. The creation date says 'July' and I am going to take that as a qualifier.

I'll read this when I am not immediately heading out to take elderly parents to the shops. ie when I can concentrate.

Thanks for the submission smiley - ok


Lanzababy


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

This sounds like a wonderfully jolly day. smiley - biggrin I like the spirit of the people in the restaurant, cheering you on. smiley - winkeye

Can I steal this for the 13th?


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Post 4

Minorvogonpoet

You're welcome to it, Dmitri.smiley - smiley

You can trust the French to turn a major sporting event into an occasion for a good meal. smiley - rofl


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Lanzababy - Guide Editor

Brilliant! It's an age since I saw a stage of the Tour de France. And you saw Wiggins - I am so jealous.

Recently the Tour of England went right through our village, so the atmosphere, helicopters, outriders, pre-riders, support cars, ambulances etc, make the whole event far bigger than the cyclists themselves. But so exciting! You've captured this, and wrapped it into the atmosphere of a French town.

I love cycle races. Perhaps they are the modern day equivalent of a cavalry charge, a huge amount of power and testosterone.


I'm delighted that this will be featured in the Post.

( do stick an accent on 'en fĂȘte' like so: ê )


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Post 6

Minorvogonpoet


Thanks, Lanzababy. smiley - smiley

As for the testosterone, I was disappointed to read that the women's version of the Tour de France has been abandoned. Not enough sponsorship, I think.smiley - sadface

Thanks for the tip about the accent. I'll put it in.


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Post 7

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Thanks, Lanza. smiley - smiley Like Bel, you know I always misspell French. smiley - blush


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Post 8

aka Bel - A87832164

Great story, mvp. Must have been quite an experience. smiley - smiley


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Post 9

Minorvogonpoet


Thanks Bel, it was fun smiley - smiley


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