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    Have you been watching the classics mate.? I still stand by my thoughts on sagan. Doesn't seem to be on full cylinders at the moment. I also think we will see a different T. D. F this year.

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    Been in Leyburn for the last week Donny,not a cloud in the sky..wonderful weather for Yarkshire.. Millions of adverts and other stuff etc for the tour de Yawkshire ..Will you be attending if you are around the area.. ? I Think It finishes in Leeds..
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    Quote Originally Posted by alfinyalcabo View Post
    Been in Leyburn for the last week Donny,not a cloud in the sky..wonderful weather for Yarkshire.. Millions of adverts and other stuff etc for the tour de Yawkshire ..Will you be attending if you are around the area.. ? I Think It finishes in Leeds..
    Stage 1 and 2 start in donny and Barnsley I would love to say I'd get up for them but unfortunately my Mrs is realy ill so don't think I will make it. Stage 1and 2 covers a lot of the area I used to do my training. And satge 1 cover the route me and a few mates dona 100 mile ride from donny to Scarborough in September. We ride through the night arriving at Scarborough at about 6 in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donny tyke View Post
    Stage 1 and 2 start in donny and Barnsley I would love to say I'd get up for them but unfortunately my Mrs is realy ill so don't think I will make it. Stage 1and 2 covers a lot of the area I used to do my training. And satge 1 cover the route me and a few mates dona 100 mile ride from donny to Scarborough in September. We ride through the night arriving at Scarborough at about 6 in the morning.
    Sorry to hear about your Mrs Donny,give her my best wishes on a speedy recovery..

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfinyalcabo View Post
    Sorry to hear about your Mrs Donny,give her my best wishes on a speedy recovery..
    Thanks Alf. Unfortunately we were told Sunday would be her last day. So everyday now is a bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donny tyke View Post
    Have you been watching the classics mate.? I still stand by my thoughts on sagan. Doesn't seem to be on full cylinders at the moment. I also think we will see a different T. D. F this year.
    Morning Donny...I wouldn’t dream of missing the classics! A surprise winner of the Tour des Flandres, a fabulous Paris/Roubaix an incredible Amstel Gold race and don’t miss this Sunday’s Liege-Bastogne-Liege!.You are right about Sagan, at the moment he doesn’t seem to have the classic distance in his legs. He abandoned yesterday’s Fleche Wallonne and has now pulled out of Liege Bastogne Liege. I don’t think at 29 he is already over the hill, I just hope for the Tour that he is back to his best.
    As for this year’s TDF I can’t see past a Sky (or Ineos) win. They have 3 cards to play with Froome,Thomas and Bernal and the rest of the team is so strong they can “padlock” the race whenever necessary.
    On a side note, one of my son’s is preparing ”L’étape du Tour,”which if you don’t know, is a stage which is open to 15000 cycling enthusiasts. The route is exactly the same as the TDF with the same security. The roads are closed to all traffic with Police and Gendarmes ensuring the safety of all.This year the stage is Albertville to Val Thorens.It’s not very long...about 130k....but there is approximately 80k of climbing! The cyclists come from all over the world to to take part. About 50% of the riders are from France and about 20% are from the UK. It really is a fantastic weekend. We are now just waiting for the high mountain roads to open to go for a 4/5 day training trip in the alps....hopefully mid/end of May.
    Cheers FL

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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchlion View Post
    Morning Donny...I wouldn’t dream of missing the classics! A surprise winner of the Tour des Flandres, a fabulous Paris/Roubaix an incredible Amstel Gold race and don’t miss this Sunday’s Liege-Bastogne-Liege!.You are right about Sagan, at the moment he doesn’t seem to have the classic distance in his legs. He abandoned yesterday’s Fleche Wallonne and has now pulled out of Liege Bastogne Liege. I don’t think at 29 he is already over the hill, I just hope for the Tour that he is back to his best.
    As for this year’s TDF I can’t see past a Sky (or Ineos) win. They have 3 cards to play with Froome,Thomas and Bernal and the rest of the team is so strong they can “padlock” the race whenever necessary.
    On a side note, one of my son’s is preparing ”L’étape du Tour,”which if you don’t know, is a stage which is open to 15000 cycling enthusiasts. The route is exactly the same as the TDF with the same security. The roads are closed to all traffic with Police and Gendarmes ensuring the safety of all.This year the stage is Albertville to Val Thorens.It’s not very long...about 130k....but there is approximately 80k of climbing! The cyclists come from all over the world to to take part. About 50% of the riders are from France and about 20% are from the UK. It really is a fantastic weekend. We are now just waiting for the high mountain roads to open to go for a 4/5 day training trip in the alps....hopefully mid/end of May.
    Cheers FL
    I do know what the etape is Frenchy. Me and my mates rode the Yorkshire leg when it was over here. Amazind day apart from Cavendish crashing in Harrogate. We rode the other stages also but we did them through the night. Some of the hills were brutal. Would love to go over to France and ride the alps before I'm too old for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by donny tyke View Post
    I do know what the etape is Frenchy. Me and my mates rode the Yorkshire leg when it was over here. Amazind day apart from Cavendish crashing in Harrogate. We rode the other stages also but we did them through the night. Some of the hills were brutal. Would love to go over to France and ride the alps before I'm too old for it
    Donny...have a look on YouTube “L’étape du Tour” you will get an idea of the atmosphere of the event, particularly 2017’s edition of Briancon/Col d’Izoard. If ever you manage a cycling trip to the alpes, do not, under any circumstances, miss out on climbing the south face of the Izoard...absolutely fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchlion View Post
    Donny...have a look on YouTube “L’étape du Tour” you will get an idea of the atmosphere of the event, particularly 2017’s edition of Briancon/Col d’Izoard. If ever you manage a cycling trip to the alpes, do not, under any circumstances, miss out on climbing the south face of the Izoard...absolutely fantastic.
    Will do Frenchy. Thank you

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    Just been out on my new bike,goes really well and cost hardly phook all as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfinyalcabo View Post
    Just been out on my new bike,goes really well and cost hardly phook all as well.

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    New bike Alf? Bet it was your birthday present in 1935 for your 12th birthday. Bet it was a swine getting your paper round done on that
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    Quote Originally Posted by donny tyke View Post
    Thanks Alf. Unfortunately we were told Sunday would be her last day. So everyday now is a bonus.
    Sorry to read this Donny. Best wishes to you all

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    Sorry to read this Donny. Best wishes to you all
    Thanks Gaz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donny tyke View Post
    Thanks Alf. Unfortunately we were told Sunday would be her last day. So everyday now is a bonus.
    So sorry to hear this Donny,make the most of the precious time you have left together ....thinking of you and your family ..

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    So sorry to hear this Donny,make the most of the precious time you have left together ....thinking of you and your family ..
    Her pains over now. She passed a week ago and no human should go through what a lot of cancer patients do. We think we're the superior beings. Put an animal down so it doesn't suffer it let our own suffer unnecessary pain. 💔

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    Quote Originally Posted by donny tyke View Post
    Her pains over now. She passed a week ago and no human should go through what a lot of cancer patients do. We think we're the superior beings. Put an animal down so it doesn't suffer it let our own suffer unnecessary pain. 💔
    Donny..please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.
    My wife has been fighting this ******* of a disease (breast cancer) for the last 4 years and seems to be winning but you never know if the phucker will show up again.
    Maybe one day it will be eradicated but in the meantime I think legislation should be passed to allow those who sufer with no hope to end the pain and get it over when they wish....A vast subject
    All the best
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    Quote Originally Posted by donny tyke View Post
    Her pains over now. She passed a week ago and no human should go through what a lot of cancer patients do. We think we're the superior beings. Put an animal down so it doesn't suffer it let our own suffer unnecessary pain. ��
    Really sorry to hear of your sad loss donny, although it sounds like it was a relief when it was all over! I lost my dad just over 6 years ago to cancer and in the end it all happened very quickly.

    Although most of us on these boards are strangers it doesn't stop us from feeling each others pain at times like this. It also reminds us that football really is only a game. Best wishes mate,be strong and I am sure Mrs donny would want you to get on with your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donny tyke View Post
    Her pains over now. She passed a week ago and no human should go through what a lot of cancer patients do. We think we're the superior beings. Put an animal down so it doesn't suffer it let our own suffer unnecessary pain. 
    All my condolences to you and your family Donny,Cancer is one phuckin nightmare ,I lost my mum to lung cancer when I was relatively young..Stay strong mate..

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    Best wishes Donny. Football banter and cycling banter aside cancer is one horrible fact of life that seems most of us are affected by one way or another.
    I lost my father years ago to a form of brain cancer and it all happened within 4 months.
    Respect to you my friend and all others on here who have experienced this horrible disease.

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    I want thank each and everyone of you for your kind words.

    💔

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