And suddenly, I feel much more confident about our chances of getting to a semi.
shit, i got one just reading the headline
only a semi? this pic was literally me when i saw the interwebs news!
anyway why you guys blabbing on about Sky when Paddy Bloody Bevins tearing up the Tour Down Under.
This finish is the best ever performance by a kiwi on the world stage as far as i'm concerned - blasted the worlds top sprinters winning yesterday and he's paying $4.50 to win the race which i suggest he will defo do as he can climb!
It's always stuck in my mind the time he turned up in Auckland at a crit when he was about 17.. at the time the guy i was doing leadouts for was unstoppable and won every race with ease. I was on Paddys wheel out of the last corner - in 2 pedal strokes he opened about a 5m gap and was gonneeee. won by about 50m. Had grown up racing against Julz Dean who went on to become one of hte best lead out guys - and always thought farrrk if Julz can get there where can Paddy get to cause he has pure speed.
He went overseas and to race in the US domestically but struggled a lot with homesickness and never really performed - so taken him a long time to make it on the world stage.
He's kinda NZ's Peter Sagan - he can climb pretty damn well and obviously in the last couple of years he's been smashing the TT's with i think an 8th at the last worlds which is just awesome.
Anyway he should hang on to win - TDU is usually decided by less than 5secs he's got 15.. if he gets through today his odds will shorten .. 10km to go today and he's still there (and one of the favs).. 10 sec time bonus on the line..
get yer telly on now gonna be farking GOOD
@sparky I'm reading Freeman's book at the moment. At the risk of taking a naive view, I must say he does not come across as dodgy or unethical at all. He talks at length about the whole Jiffy bag situation and provides a sound, rational and lawful argument in my view.
what's his explanation for having the most 'professional' team that cyclings ever seen medical records being on a single laptop and not backed up ANYWHERE???
@williethewaiter she is under 20, zero limit?
So 'drunk' might be overstating it...although if she had a few drinks and some weed, you'd have to think that has influenced her ability to drive safely, as evidenced by running a red light and pissing off as well.
the cyclist went thru the red not her? I've seen it reported that she did as well though..
basically teh reporting is shithouse across the board!
the court has decided the facts, and i guess that's why she got what she did... as I said she sounds like a piece of sh*t but that doesn't come into sentencing..
@jegga anytime you drive a vehicle while under the influence and crash, it should never be considered an 'accident'
If someone was out hunting while under the influence and accidentally shot another person, would that still be deemed an accident and therefore be granted home d?
so this article says she was 'drunken'.. but the next one says she wasn't, had just had something to drink earlier in the way.. something that thousands of people do every day - and is legal...
which was it? pretty important point.. cause one is 'ok to drive' one is 'should not have been in a car'.
Also, although she's obviously a piece of sh*t.. i also look to the 'first infringement'.. which was the kid went through a red light. I think people are missing that.
as a cyclist i'm pretty adamant you go thru a red and get hit it's your fault - and it's a pretty shtty situation to put a driver in who now has to deal with your sht decision.