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JWestland

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Hi -

Is anybody here going to see theGiro D'Italia Start in Belfast?

Just wondering as I live there... so can meet up / offer sofabed if anybody is going :)
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Re: Giro D'Italia Start in Belfast / anybody here going to see it?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 01:14:08 PM »
nice offer jawine but its passing through my town so i'll be watching it here.
just this minute as i was leaving my job  the pub across the road is been painted pink ;D ;D.


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Re: Giro D'Italia Start in Belfast / anybody here going to see it?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2014, 02:40:32 PM »
Oh! To see this live!

Such a nice offer, Jawine.

Enjoy the race for the rest of us, and let those of us in the bike race television-deprived US know firsthand how it goes on your segment.

Exciting stuff!

All the best,

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Re: Giro D'Italia Start in Belfast / anybody here going to see it?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014, 05:24:39 PM »
I think I've even seen them fix holes in the road  ;D
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Re: Giro D'Italia Start in Belfast / anybody here going to see it?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2014, 06:28:52 PM »
Hi Jawine,

I am thinking of coming over for  a short stay and to catch the start of the Giro D'Italia. I am going to bring my wife and 8 children, they are lovely kids who just like running around and playing with their pets. We were all going to  have to doss down in our old camper van, which is not really adequate as it is quite rusty and leaking petrol and oil and I'm sure is a health hazard if not for the dogs, certainly for the kids. So I would like to take you up on your offer. I will be in touch nearer the time, and I can't thank you enough for your generous offer. I've told the kids and they are really excited, so much so that little Billy has started to wet himself, bless !.

Kindest regards,Alfie

 

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Re: Giro D'Italia Start in Belfast / anybody here going to see it?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 06:40:10 PM »
 ;D ;D possible that could happen im always inviting people to stay one of these days i'll land a cropper. ;D ;D


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Re: Giro D'Italia Start in Belfast / anybody here going to see it?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2014, 04:04:08 PM »
Hi Jawine,

I am thinking of coming over for  a short stay and to catch the start of the Giro D'Italia. I am going to bring my wife and 8 children, they are lovely kids who just like running around and playing with their pets. We were all going to  have to doss down in our old camper van, which is not really adequate as it is quite rusty and leaking petrol and oil and I'm sure is a health hazard if not for the dogs, certainly for the kids. So I would like to take you up on your offer. I will be in touch nearer the time, and I can't thank you enough for your generous offer. I've told the kids and they are really excited, so much so that little Billy has started to wet himself, bless !.

Kindest regards,Alfie

 

LOL  ;D
Well 2 in the sofabed, 2 on the sofa and 4 in a tent in the garden. I think I got some nappies left too. Sorted!
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Re: Giro D'Italia Start in Belfast / anybody here going to see it?
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2014, 05:07:52 PM »
 ;D ;D i took a photo of the signs today here in town  i'll post it on face book.

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Re: Giro D'Italia Start in Belfast / anybody here going to see it?
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2014, 07:55:47 PM »
Hi Jawine,

Your offer of free digs sounded good, but when I broke the news to my wife of this years holiday, she hit me with the bombshell that she is pregnant again, and to be honest she is not the best traveller. Although every cloud has a silver lining and the extra few quid family support will be very welcome, it may even help towards the repairs to the camper van, or an awning as it is getting rather cramped, what with all the kids,dogs and the scrap metal that we tend to collect to help pay for the holiday. So for now we will just have to forego you generous offer , but if at any time in the future you would consider having us we would gladly accept. Thank you for being such a good sport.

Regards from the clan Ross ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Giro D'Italia Start in Belfast / anybody here going to see it?
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2014, 08:10:22 PM »
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i took a photo of the signs today here in town  i'll post it on face book.
...and reposted here on jags' behalf by Dan.

Anto! Mind you don't get hit by a car, darting into traffic like that to get a photo for us! :o

 ;) :D ;D

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Re: Giro D'Italia Start in Belfast / anybody here going to see it?
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2014, 08:13:14 PM »
the town is going all pink Dan should be a great day all the roads are closed so give the motorists plenty to complain about.It will pass my brothers house so i'll make my way out there early morning get a great  look at the giro stars.


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Re: Giro D'Italia Start in Belfast / anybody here going to see it?
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2014, 12:57:40 PM »
It gets worse did you see the graphic art for the bikes...??

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Re: Giro D'Italia Start in Belfast / anybody here going to see it?
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2014, 01:35:55 PM »
yeah not very Italian maco man we expect to see ;D ;D

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Re: Giro D'Italia Start in Belfast / anybody here going to see it?
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2014, 05:31:54 PM »
And...

No headtube
Parts of rear derailleur missing
Time Trial position but no aero bars

Pffff they could've traced something...!

Lots of confused BRRRR cold!!! Italians in town atm :)
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Re: Giro D'Italia Start in Belfast / anybody here going to see it?
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2014, 05:48:35 PM »
I'd settle for abs like that.  :D  The man looks {hollow}.

I'm especially liking how the chain goes wrong-way 'round the rear derailleur's tension pulley and the jockey pulley is missing entirely. It does amaze me how frequently non-cyclists get it wrong in their graphic depictions. I see it a lot of greeting cards...which I leave on the rack for that very reason!

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