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 Post subject: Tour De France 2014 - Essex Style
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:24 pm 
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Right through Epping forest and lots of parts of Essex... exact route released

http://www.essex.gov.uk/Pages/Tour-de-France.aspx
http://www.essex.gov.uk/Documents/tdf-TheRoute.pdf

Im going to get busy building my own version of this... in the forest...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1YlFQVTBuI
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Video-Jump ... -2013.html

YA!

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 Post subject: Re: Tour De France 2014 - Essex Style
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:52 pm 
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The least the first one could do was pull it off. muppet. Now the second one is how to do it.


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 Post subject: Re: Tour De France 2014 - Essex Style
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:49 am 
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Yeah second jump better planned, well landed lol!


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 Post subject: Re: Tour De France 2014 - Essex Style
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:50 am 
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Sweet :)


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 Post subject: Re: Tour De France 2014 - Essex Style
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:18 am 
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The first vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1YlFQVTBuI - shot in 2002 is legendary. The story is that he hit it for the first time on that jump, as it was so exposed he couldn't do any practice. Also consider that it as 2002 so technique, knowledge about building landings, and kit in those days, was a mile away from what we have now. I think it was probably a taller gap too. Info here
http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/t ... jump-7785/
http://cog.konaworld.com/archives/10699
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Sequence-S ... rance.html

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The second video is essentially a tribute to what Dave did, but 12 years later. It took 6 months for EnchoRage to plan and they had multiple test runs.

Incidentally Dave Watson founded Sombrio. Im full of useless facts aren't I!

Respect to both but for me the old school maverick attempt, is the one I have the most admiration for. Any thoughts on how we replicate this on the Epping High Road are welcome ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Tour De France 2014 - Essex Style
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:23 am 
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That's a great picture
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 Post subject: Re: Tour De France 2014 - Essex Style
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:54 pm 
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I would love to see you jump epping new road!

being searching for mary poppins' bike on ebay for ages!!

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 Post subject: Re: Tour De France 2014 - Essex Style
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:06 am 
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Jon wrote:
Any thoughts on how we replicate this on the Epping High Road are welcome ;)
Did you watch the Jump on TV recently? need to start building one of those ramps!

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 Post subject: Re: Tour De France 2014 - Essex Style
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:35 pm 
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So who went to see it? i did :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Tour De France 2014 - Essex Style
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:49 pm 
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I did too Inbetween pig n whistle and gt Waltham
Was a good day watched the finish at admirals park in Chelmsford.

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 Post subject: Re: Tour De France 2014 - Essex Style
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:59 pm 
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Rode up to rangers road then watched them from there. Seemed to be over so quick.


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 Post subject: Re: Tour De France 2014 - Essex Style
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:16 am 
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PabloGT wrote:
Seemed to be over so quick.


Thats what she said... WWWWWOOOOO

Ended up just watching on TV even though it went past work (less than half mile away)

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 Post subject: Re: Tour De France 2014 - Essex Style
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:03 am 
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See it come through Roxwell in Chelmsford, near me. Was as close as could be and could have pushed em off on the bend I was standing on..

The amount of vehicles in the whole race is phenomenal..

Waited for the race and they where gone in seconds... still good to actually see the race and all the atmosphere

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 Post subject: Re: Tour De France 2014 - Essex Style
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:10 pm 
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chatman wrote:
See it come through Roxwell in Chelmsford


That's where me and Rapidcamera watched it from. Went on to follow the route down to the Olympic park. Amazing atmosphere. Should have put my off-road tyres on for a sneaky trail session at Epping.

Also good to see the school kids in the Chelmsford area had the day off and were making the most of the closed roads.

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 Post subject: Re: Tour De France 2014 - Essex Style
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:03 pm 
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Watched it on tv after me ride! (sky plus)


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