Mark and Bill,
What a breath of fresh air. Sane, lucid and polite posts! I made the
mistake of reading r.b.r. just now and some jerk was calling Tyler to task
for "theatrics" when he tried to get the group to slow down after Lance's
crash. My guess is he was not sure they knew the yellow jersey hit the
pavement and wanted to make sure they did. This is the best tour in a very
long time. Guess I'll have to look in other groups for posts that don't
make my blood boil.
"Bill Davidson" > wrote in message
> "Tim McTeague" > wrote:
> >>I agree! Go read rec.bicycles.racing and there are plenty of rectal
> >>criticizing everything the pros do. It seems each decent,
> >>gesture is completely turned around and made to seem self serving.
> Mark Hickey wrote:
> > Which is why I no longer frequent r.b.r. - the signal to troll ratio
> > is exceedingly low. This tour is one for the ages - and it's not over
> > yet. Great stuff.
> Yeah. I remember trying to convince the rec.bicycles people to split
> off the racing people to their own group something like 13-15 years ago
> but failing. I actually stopped reading rec.bicycles for a few years
> there and of course, that's when it was finally split up :) :( . Racing
> seems to bring out the worst in cyclists. I've been looking at r.b.r
> lately because of the tour and Lance and it's the same old ****; different
> decade. It's like a whole group of Fabrizios. :P
> Great tour though. This one is far from over and it's anybody's guess
> who will win.
> --Bill Davidson
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