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Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by Cymro84, 12 Jun 2019.

  1. Cymro84

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    Open fracture of the Femur they said on 5 live. He'll be lucky to compete again. Femur fucks you up real good. Even with a femur nail op he'll be lucky....He won't want to break that again with the nail in. Advised to stop I reckon.
     
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    Bloody hell he was lucky that's a bad break.
     
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    Completely.There's no way it won't be nailed if that's what happened. I can't see him going down hill at 60km again...He'll be lucky to have 2 legs the same length. He's losing half a centimeter or so with that nail... Plus the bolt in the thigh and the nails above the knee..It sucks...Properly sucks...
     
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    So sad for him. Despite some of the controversy, I don’t for one minute believe that he has ever taken anything that was performance enhancing; just a freak of nature. All that just to blow his nose as well :nope:
     
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    Broke my femur when I was 18 months old. Strapped up like Bernard Bresslaw in Carry on Matron I was. Probably the reason I never made it as a pro.

    Sorry Chris Frooooooome - I made this thread all about me.
     
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    It fucks you up real bad. Especially in adult life. You are never the same...
     
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    Can’t say I’m a fan of cycling if I’m honest.

    Glad they stopped that bloody velothon.
     
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    You're either:

    1. A surgeon who's had to put that mess together again during their distinguished medical career
    2. Been a cyclist who's hit a wall and suffered a similar injury
    3. Been reading an encyclopedia of cyclist injuries hitting walls at 60mph
    4. Signed up to a Tour De France forum with a view of impressing gullible types on a Cardiff City message board with a choice selection of cut and pastes
    5. Fell over a wall pissed in Barry trying to reach a lofty carrier bag which may, or may not, have contained items of interest

    As I bear witness to these wretched souls on the OOCC, which one is it Joe


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    the last 3
     
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    Froome being kept in intensive care for a few days Brailsford has confirmed. Hoping for a speedy recovery.
     
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    Geraint Thomas now in hospital after crashing in the Tour de Suisse :nope:
     
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    All pretty quiet after the first four stages. I do like this new initiative of having bonus seconds at the top of certain climbs. Should make the tactical battles all the more interesting as the race progresses. Looking forward to the big mountains though. Who's watching?
     
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    Me and the Mrs :hehe: we’ve been watching it from back in the day when Ch4 first started covering it, would love to go and see it for real .

    It hasn’t really started yet has it, like you say I can’t wait for the mountains to sort the men out from the boys
     
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    Time trial already! He's a bloody Trojan
     
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    Time trial already! He's a bloody Trojan
     
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    It’s very much on my bucket list to hire a camper van for the three weeks of the tour and follow it around at some point in the future. The atmosphere looks unbelievable. Allegedly it’s the most watched sporting event in terms of overall numbers of spectators over the duration.
     
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    My brother rides with Ajax cycling club and he’s been to watch it loads of times and he’s ridden up and over most of the Alpine finishes but never the Pyrenees, this year he spent a week in June riding in the mountains.

    I’d like to go with a camper but I wouldn’t fancy all the driving.:nope:

    And before someone says it I like football and riding my bike,,,,,but I haven’t got one at the moment:hehe:
     
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    Yeah the driving would be a bit of a drag, especially between stages where the finish of one and start of the next are quite far apart. Part of the experience though I suppose.

    Love my road bike but can’t imagine trying to cycle over some of the climbs they do!