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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:29 am 
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The quote that accompanies the above pic...

"Prior to big climbs of the Tour de France, riders in the 1920s shared cigarettes - thought to help respiration."

You see........Speed Sticks help you CLIIIIIIMB :lol:


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Suprised the two Si's haven't been on this thread. Went round Thrunton on a night ride with them, got to the top of the climb they sparked up and one of them produced a wind up radio. Relaxed biking :lol:


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jango wrote:
The quote that accompanies the above pic...

"Prior to big climbs of the Tour de France, riders in the 1920s shared cigarettes - thought to help respiration."

You see........Speed Sticks help you CLIIIIIIMB :lol:


bloody hell ok you win but you did say you where gonna quit like age's ago mate :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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bloody hell ok you win but you did say you where gonna quit like age's ago mate


Yeah, one day before I'm 40.............oh F@@k, not long to go :roll:

I remember reading somewhere of a Tour de France rider, possible winner, who was prescribed by his doctor "3 cigarettes a day to cure an abnormally slow heartbeat".........oh how times have changed :lol:

if anyone can remember his name, post it up....I'm guessing this was between the wars period.


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most riders used to have wine in their bottles .

there is a story of a rider who was so drunk that he killed himself on a downhill as he did not see a truck parked on the side of the road .


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P20 wrote:
Suprised the two Si's haven't been on this thread. Went round Thrunton on a night ride with them, got to the top of the climb they sparked up and one of them produced a wind up radio. Relaxed biking :lol:


That I get, sounds cool. 8)


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