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Forum: Small Talk 07-27-2006, 01:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
Thought I'd haul this back to the top, as another...

Thought I'd haul this back to the top, as another American has won this great cycle race. In some style, or so I thought. Who am I talking about? Floyd Landis. Sadly he has failed a drugs test. If...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2006, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,176
Posted By Ben Dover
Do you know how much the New Penelope poster sold...

Do you know how much the New Penelope poster sold for at the auction?
I have this poster and I've been thinking of selling it but I'm wondering what to expect or hope for. It's really a pretty...
Forum: Small Talk 08-03-2004, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,248
Posted By Ben Dover
http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw/general/default.aspx?oid=...

http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw/general/default.aspx?oid=86859

If the Japanese have their way, these beautiful creatures will soon disappear.

Type "Japanese Whaling" into a search engine and read up...
Forum: Small Talk 07-28-2004, 10:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
quote:Originally posted by johnfowles: Hay...

quote:Originally posted by johnfowles:

Hay Ben if you are in the UK have you contacted Bruna Zanelli/silverheels about the proposed gordfestuk 2005???
...
Forum: Small Talk 07-24-2004, 02:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
Cranked this one back to the top. The 2004...

Cranked this one back to the top. The 2004 version finishes in Paris tomorrow (Sunday) once again Lance has triumphed. It will be an unprecedented 6th T de F win. Is there no stopping this brilliant...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2004, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,994
Posted By Ben Dover
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/himg2672.gif

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/himg2672.gif
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2003, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,693
Posted By Ben Dover
Borderstone (An,"Avid Listner" of G.L.) ...

Borderstone (An,"Avid Listner" of G.L.)

Sorry Borderstone, I thought you might know the track.
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2003, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,693
Posted By Ben Dover
Borderstone, rattle through (thru) your Lightfoot...

Borderstone, rattle through (thru) your Lightfoot albums, and you will hear mention of 'Pitsburgh PA'
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2003, 11:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,472
Posted By Ben Dover
I have Peggy Seeger's version of this song on a...

I have Peggy Seeger's version of this song on a Ewan McColl album 'Antquities' it is a very basic version, guitar and voice, 2:28 long. With a very basic arpeggio accompaniment. It's very simplicity...
Forum: Small Talk 07-28-2003, 11:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
Thank you very much Oma. I did enjoy writing up...

Thank you very much Oma. I did enjoy writing up the action.
Borderstone, if you catch the 'Tour' next year, try to watch the mountain stages rather than the flat stages. This race is won and lost on...
Forum: Small Talk 07-27-2003, 12:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
He has done it! 5 Tour de France wins. Only the...

He has done it! 5 Tour de France wins. Only the 5th to achieve that and the second to do it consecutively.
The others, for the record.

Jaques Anquetil 1957-1961-1962-1963 and 1964.
Sadly,...
Forum: Small Talk 07-27-2003, 05:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
Today, (Sunday 27th) is the 20th and last stage...

Today, (Sunday 27th) is the 20th and last stage of this great race. And as usual it is a run into Paris, to The Champs-Elysees. Then 10 circuits around the Boulevard, culminating in a big sprint...
Forum: Small Talk 07-26-2003, 10:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
Thank you Oma & Brink for reading and responding...

Thank you Oma & Brink for reading and responding to these posts. I have to say I am a great admirer of Lance Armstrong. Not simply because of his athletic ability, but because he was diagnosed with...
Forum: Small Talk 07-25-2003, 06:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
No change after yesterdays stage. Lance still...

No change after yesterdays stage. Lance still leading by 1 min 7 secs.
After coming off the Pyrenees, and on to the flatlands, it was expected to be a sprinters day. The big strong boys who hide in...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2003, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,381
Posted By Ben Dover
No.

No.
Forum: Small Talk 07-24-2003, 10:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
No change after yesterdays stage (16). The man of...

No change after yesterdays stage (16). The man of the day was Tyler Hamilton, American, who has been riding since stage 1, with 2 fractures to his right, I think, clavicle.
There were 2 really big...
Forum: Small Talk 07-23-2003, 06:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
Oma, you are very welcome. Just one correction to...

Oma, you are very welcome. Just one correction to make. There have been only 4 people to win this great race 5 times. Should he do it, Lance will be the fifth.
Also he will be the 2nd to win 5 times...
Forum: Small Talk 07-22-2003, 01:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
Oma, not dumb questions at all. I am a Brit, and...

Oma, not dumb questions at all. I am a Brit, and I do not understand American football.

This race is the cycling equivalent of 'Superbowl', 'The World Series', Soccers 'World Cup' etc. The race...
Forum: Small Talk 07-22-2003, 04:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
Thank you Oma, 'preciate it, 'preciate it. ...

Thank you Oma, 'preciate it, 'preciate it.

At the start of yesterday's stage (stage 15) just 18 seconds seperated the first 3 riders, after 60 plus hours of racing. Lance Armstrong, Jan Ullrich at...
Forum: Small Talk 07-20-2003, 03:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
Thank you very much Brink. You are right, we are...

Thank you very much Brink. You are right, we are lucky, we picked the right partner all those years ago. We have worked hard at the relationship. It has been a very good 33 years.
I have just...
Forum: Small Talk 07-20-2003, 02:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
Somehow Lance Armstrong is hanging on in there....

Somehow Lance Armstrong is hanging on in there. He had a tough day yesterday in the Pyrenees. 5 hours & 17 minutes of hard riding, over some steep terrain. When a rider attacks, if that rider is a...
Forum: Small Talk 07-19-2003, 04:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
Thank you very much Oma, I appreciate your...

Thank you very much Oma, I appreciate your comments. Most sports can be exciting at various times, at other times we can wonder what all the fuss is about.
I made no post re: Thursday's stage as it...
Forum: Small Talk 07-16-2003, 03:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
Lance is still grinding it out, after stage 9 his...

Lance is still grinding it out, after stage 9 his lead was cut down to just 21 seconds. He was somewhat lucky to avoid an accident. Whilst coming off the last climb and within a couple of miles of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2003, 05:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,940
Posted By Ben Dover
quote:you would think I have never posted before

quote:you would think I have never posted before
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2003, 05:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,940
Posted By Ben Dover
I read somewhere, that after the sad loss of Roy...

I read somewhere, that after the sad loss of Roy Orbison, that it was suggested that Del Shannon would replace him,
[QUOTE]
Through the remainder of the decade Shannon continued to perform,...
Forum: Small Talk 07-14-2003, 05:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
Lance is indeed leading by 40 seconds. However,...

Lance is indeed leading by 40 seconds. However, still some work to do. He has to consolidate his position today over some pretty vicious climbs. The opposition will be puting him under a lot of...
Forum: Small Talk 07-13-2003, 03:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
It is make or break time, yesterday (Saturday)...

It is make or break time, yesterday (Saturday) the race hit the Alps, it is on the BIG climbs where the race is won & lost.
Lance is still in second place, however he has lost time. He was 1 second...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2003, 04:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,459
Posted By Ben Dover
I heard an interview with Janis Ian quite...

I heard an interview with Janis Ian quite recently, she has done something similar, and it has increased her sales by approx. 200%. Sounds sensible to me. The Internet is here to stay. Utilise it.
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2003, 04:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,268
Posted By Ben Dover
Thank you Cathy, that site is pretty impressive.

Thank you Cathy, that site is pretty impressive.
Forum: Small Talk 07-11-2003, 03:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
To quote Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, 'I was...

To quote Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, 'I was mis-informed'
It was not Lance's birthday yesterday, it was Victor Hugo Pena who hit 29.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2003, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,268
Posted By Ben Dover
Cathy I have visited the Ed Mullen site and am...

Cathy I have visited the Ed Mullen site and am unable to locate any songs whatsoever?
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2003, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,268
Posted By Ben Dover
Oh dear! http://www.corfid.com/ubb/redface.gif...

Oh dear! http://www.corfid.com/ubb/redface.gif http://www.corfid.com/ubb/redface.gif http://www.corfid.com/ubb/redface.gif http://www.corfid.com/ubb/redface.gif more embarrassment.
It isNoel not...
Forum: Small Talk 07-10-2003, 05:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
Just a quick up date on Lance. Yesterday was the...

Just a quick up date on Lance. Yesterday was the Team Time Trial stage. Lance's team (US Postal Service) won the stage. Catapulting Lance into second place overall 1 second behind his team mate,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2003, 05:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,268
Posted By Ben Dover
Thank you Cathy, for the explanation of the...

Thank you Cathy, for the explanation of the chord, I am familiar with the shape you describe, it is Liam Gallager's favourite chord shape, although he leaves his pinky on the e string 3rd fret, and...
Forum: Small Talk 07-08-2003, 10:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ben Dover
Brink, having just trawled through some French...

Brink, having just trawled through some French websites, I think Armstrong is in 12th place, 19 seconds behind the leader. His strength is his time trialing and mountain climbing. So at this early...
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