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Old July 24th 03, 08:18 AM
Thomas Mairs
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Hello people - I found you ( not that you were lost ) I knew that some where
on USENET there was an NG discussing the tour.
I am not a bike rider but I appreciate the effort anyways here is my
question

I notice that during the race the riders throwing away their water bottles -
Question about how many bottles do they go thru? per stage? per the whole
tour?



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Old July 24th 03, 12:06 PM
Jay Hill
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Thomas Mairs wrote:
Hello people - I found you ( not that you were lost ) I knew that some where
on USENET there was an NG discussing the tour.
I am not a bike rider but I appreciate the effort anyways here is my
question

I notice that during the race the riders throwing away their water bottles -
Question about how many bottles do they go thru? per stage? per the whole
tour?


I've seen estimates for this somewhere, amaong tour trivia. Wait
till you see the amount of people involved in the caravan.

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Old July 24th 03, 12:54 PM
Robert Chambers
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I believe I read last year that each team (9 riders) is issued 1,000
bottles. Of course, most are given away to spectators and friends as
souvenirs. But they do go through alot of bottles.

Bob C.

"Thomas Mairs" wrote in message
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Hello people - I found you ( not that you were lost ) I knew that some

where
on USENET there was an NG discussing the tour.
I am not a bike rider but I appreciate the effort anyways here is my
question

I notice that during the race the riders throwing away their water

bottles -
Question about how many bottles do they go thru? per stage? per the whole
tour?





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Old July 24th 03, 02:22 PM
Davey Crockett
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On Thu, 24 Jul 2003 07:18:17 +0000, Thomas Mairs wrote:


I notice that during the race the riders throwing away their water bottles -
Question about how many bottles do they go thru? per stage? per the whole
tour?


Coca-Cola have a rather Kool WebSite http://www2.coca-cola.com/

If you look around you will see there is a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions
if you are new)

I didn't see the answer there, but they have a ~Contact Us~ link too

This seems to open up a Chat Room but I got no action there.

However, on that page is a link to a form to contact them for an e-mail
response and this is exactly what I did.

They ask your Postal address etc and a valid e-mail address which I gave
them

So if/as/when I get a response, I shall post it in the RBR Usenet
newsGroup.
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Old July 24th 03, 05:28 PM
Mike S.
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"Thomas Mairs" wrote in message
...
Hello people - I found you ( not that you were lost ) I knew that some

where
on USENET there was an NG discussing the tour.
I am not a bike rider but I appreciate the effort anyways here is my
question

I notice that during the race the riders throwing away their water

bottles -
Question about how many bottles do they go thru? per stage? per the whole
tour?


My guess is: at least one bottle an hour when racing (more when its hot).
Multiplied by the number of racers, and the number of hours racing.

Good thing they're souvenirs, 'cause that's a lot of plastic bottles! I
wonder if they have a special French bidon patrol?

Mike


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Old July 24th 03, 06:30 PM
Mike S.
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Unless the riders are drinking their own pee, that's bull! They toss every
bottle they empty and are just getting new ones from the car.

chris


....and another one takes the bait...

Mike


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Old July 24th 03, 06:35 PM
Michael
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It's just too easy.

M.

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Unless the riders are drinking their own pee, that's bull! They toss

every
bottle they empty and are just getting new ones from the car.

chris


...and another one takes the bait...

Mike




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Old July 24th 03, 06:50 PM
Mike S.
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I notice that during the race the riders throwing away their water
bottles -
Question about how many bottles do they go thru? per stage? per the

whole
tour?

The water bottles that they drink out of, they keep.

The ones they throw away are the ones they peed into.


Unless the riders are drinking their own pee, that's bull!





When riders get excessively dehydrated, as they have in this Tour, they

will
drink pee.

No big deal, it's sterile.

I thought that you only drank pee when you were going to Africa.

Mike


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Old July 24th 03, 07:04 PM
chris freeman
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Kurgan Gringioni wrote:

I notice that during the race the riders throwing away their water

bottles -
Question about how many bottles do they go thru? per stage? per the whole
tour?


The water bottles that they drink out of, they keep.

The ones they throw away are the ones they peed into.


Unless the riders are drinking their own pee, that's bull! They toss every
bottle they empty and are just getting new ones from the car.

chris

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Old July 24th 03, 07:25 PM
DiabloScott
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Chris Freeman wrote:
Kurgan Gringioni wrote:
I notice that during the race the riders throwing away their water

bottles -
Question about how many bottles do they go thru? per stage? per the
whole tour?


The water bottles that they drink out of, they keep.

The ones they throw away are the ones they peed into.

Unless the riders are drinking their own pee, that's bull! They toss
every bottle they empty and are just getting new ones from the car.
chris




Nope Chris - it's a fact. I've got an official bidon full of racer pee
that I picked up during the stage to gap - you're welcome to come check
it out and even take a swig if you don't believe me.

Hope this helps.



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