Tour De France Nights at Marrickville Road Cafe

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geoff m
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Postby geoff m » 20 Jun 2013, 14:14

Ok. Based on the success of the Giro night, Sasha would like to schedule some TDF nights.

Which would be the nights, based on what type of stage that day?

Also, one option he would like are cycling DVDs also on the big screen prior to each stage event. Anyone got any good DVDs which will get the atmosphere going? Maybe Stuey's win in the Paris - Roubaix or something like that?

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Postby Stuart » 20 Jun 2013, 18:10

I have some DVD's ... 2011 springs to mind.

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Postby GregPankhurst » 21 Jun 2013, 12:35

I'm keen. Idea of some pre coverage cycling is a good idea. Stages 3 and 18 look the best watching but all nites will be good

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Postby GregPankhurst » 30 Jun 2013, 14:59

We got any advance in this?

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Postby Hashtag » 01 Jul 2013, 13:39

Maybe stage 8, the 6th July? Climbs, including the Ax 3 Domaines seem like good viewing.

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Postby GregPankhurst » 01 Jul 2013, 14:01

Works for me. Anyone chatting with the cafe?

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Postby Camilla » 02 Jul 2013, 02:47

Meanwhile I'm having to follow the TdF via SBS Tour Tracker. The Greek Government has pulled the National Broadcasting Agency! No news or culture in times of economic crises it seems. Or sport!

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Postby geoff m » 02 Jul 2013, 17:16

I spoke to Sasha just now. Its too late to pull something off for this Saturday.

What I need are one to two suggested dates in advance. They could be weeknights if its a big stage.

Please list the one or two big nights by stages below, and I will speak with Sasha.

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Postby GregPankhurst » 02 Jul 2013, 19:10

Stage 15 and 18, 19 & 20 look good

Admittedly I'll be in Fiji for stage 15 and arrive back on day of 18, so for selfish reasons I hope it's 19 or 20. 18 looks best but that's a Thursday

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Postby adam » 02 Jul 2013, 22:01

I'd have to say a Thursday would be perfect for me - but I'm not working on
Friday

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Postby Phil D » 03 Jul 2013, 14:50

I think stages 18 & 19 will be great - keen to enjoy one or both nights at MRC :D

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Postby NOOG » 04 Jul 2013, 13:54

My votes are for Stage 8 on the 6th and Stage 20 on the 20th. Both mountaintop finishes and both on a Saturday!

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Postby weller » 04 Jul 2013, 16:35

I'm with John: 6th & 20th - both Saturdays and good climbing

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Postby marc2131 » 05 Jul 2013, 07:23

Lots of people will be away on the 20th July - NSW Team Time Trials at Nowra.

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Postby Hashtag » 05 Jul 2013, 10:19

As Geoff has advised, MRC can't do the 6th. If anyone is interested in watching it with a bunch, ParkBikes are going to be showing it at SOP. They advertised it on FB.

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Postby Camilla » 06 Jul 2013, 23:17

I'm sitting in a bar on the beach on Thassos, surrounded by some very happy Brits who are mocking me on behalf of the Lions, watching La Tour! Bring on the Pyranees! I'm trying to educate the drunken poms about the joys of cycling, and convince them if they really want to see hard men then to look at the screen. Luckily I have a fellow enthusiast in the form if Howard otherwise we'd be watching Wimbledon repeats!

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Postby geoff m » 07 Jul 2013, 10:07

So Camilla. What do u say to them now that Brit Froome reigns supremely

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Postby Camilla » 07 Jul 2013, 13:55

I told them that he couldn't have done it without the help of an Aussie!

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Postby Stuart » 07 Jul 2013, 20:58

I told them that he couldn't have done it without the help of an Aussie!
And Doctor Geert Leinders and his special 'Sky Soup" ...

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Postby geoff m » 08 Jul 2013, 08:44

Spoke to Sasha. He will confirm up to 2 nights. Likely to be 20th and one night of 18th or 19th. TBA


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