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"Everybody has their own Ventoux"

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Re: "Everybody has their own Ventoux"

Postby Ripley451 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:50 am

All we need now is Nicolai
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Re: "Everybody has their own Ventoux"

Postby Fibre-Lyte » Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:06 am

So true, I wonder if anyone has heard from him in recent times :?
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Re: "Everybody has their own Ventoux"

Postby Taniwha » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:22 am

Ripley451 wrote:Here I am :applause:


Superb!
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Re: "Everybody has their own Ventoux"

Postby Ripley451 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:33 am

I'm still here guys. Still not riding and am unlikely to be this side of a heart-lung tx. I'm still climbing (sadly not on a light bike up Alpe D'huez) on rock. Loving life too :angelMrGreen:
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Re: "Everybody has their own Ventoux"

Postby pritchet74 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:15 am

Ripley - what have you been up to lately?
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Re: "Everybody has their own Ventoux"

Postby Ripley451 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:27 pm

Climbing, working, buying wine, more work, driving and watching the dvds of the '98 Giro and TdF. Oh, and taking my meds :mrgreen:
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Re: "Everybody has their own Ventoux"

Postby Boonen » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:49 pm

Hi Loz, good to hear you're doing all right! :D
The '98 edition of the TdF was a good one indeed! You have '96 as well?
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Re: "Everybody has their own Ventoux"

Postby Ripley451 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:12 pm

No. I am going to get the ones with Pantani winning stages in at some point though.

How are you keeping?
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Re: "Everybody has their own Ventoux"

Postby pritchet74 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:57 pm

The pre-Lance Tours are my favorite ones to watch. Better drama.
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Re: "Everybody has their own Ventoux"

Postby Ripley451 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:55 pm

I prefer the pre-radio days too. "When I were a lad....blah blah blah..."
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Re: "Everybody has their own Ventoux"

Postby dalai » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:39 am

Ripley451 wrote:Climbing


Trad or Sport? 8)
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Re: "Everybody has their own Ventoux"

Postby Ripley451 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:48 am

Both. We had a trip to the Frankenjura and should have taken trad gear with us, not just 'draws and the past couple of weeks have been bolt-clipping days.
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Re: "Everybody has their own Ventoux"

Postby dalai » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:30 am

Very jealous! :grin: Never got to the Frankenjura...

Spend most of my time in Europe in France - Ceuse, Buoux, Verdon and Fontainebleau. Did make a very brief visit to the UK when I competed in the Birmingham World Cup back in 97. As it was snowing back at Font I went to Sheffield for an international bouldering event straight after and did sneak out to the Plantation boulders a couple of times...

States mostly up the West coast: Yosemite, Smith Rocks, Virgin River Gorge, Rifle, Enchanted Tower and a few times to Hueco Tanks.

Reoccuring severe bouts of Elbow Tendonitis put an end to my climbing career. Riding and racing on the road and track is used to try and fill the void, but I so still miss climbing... :cry:
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Re: "Everybody has their own Ventoux"

Postby Ripley451 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:14 pm

Bouldering is not my thing so I walk straight through the Plantation LOL We went to Verdon two and a half years ago. Last September we went to Wadi Rum - great place, great people.
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Re: "Everybody has their own Ventoux"

Postby dalai » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:21 pm

I have read good things about Wadi Rum. Good to hear it first hand... :D
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