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    Lost Viking appreciation thread

    OK, this forum is dead right now, not surprisingly. No real interest in the TDU. So I thought I'd take the time to thank LV for his daily Grand Tour threads and let him know that his efforts have been much appreciated. Here's one of my favorite descent videos - 25 minutes of Romain Bardet descending in the 2015 Dauphine. Well, there's 6 km of climbing at the end.


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    I second this! Cheers LV!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogre View Post
    OK, this forum is dead right now, not surprisingly. No real interest in the TDU. So I thought I'd take the time to thank LV for his daily Grand Tour threads and let him know that his efforts have been much appreciated. Here's one of my favorite descent videos - 25 minutes of Romain Bardet descending in the 2015 Dauphine. Well, there's 6 km of climbing at the end.

    Although I have seen this clip multiple times - it never gets old. Thanks for posting this!
    To the original topic - LostViking - your posts are one of the highlights of this entire forum for me - I hope to see more of them. They get me so pumped to watch the stages!
    Take care.

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    Thanks, never seen Bardet's master class. This north side of the Allos is one of the most difficult descents there are. It can be ridden at the end of the day on the "Barcelonette loop" (The cols Cayolle-Champs-Allos) but when I guide it we always start by going up where Bardet bombs down for safety reasons. Tired after a long day and some 3200 m climbed the smallest mistake could make you hit the wall or flip into the abyss.


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    To add to the Bardet descent clip and appreciation of LV's GT threads here's a clip of Valverde's descent on the Tourmalet. (A shorter clip)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S9WbVQ72R4

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    LV doing the work. Huge props! Much appreciated my friend!
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    Yes, thank you LV!

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    Just saw this - Thanks guys, you are too kind!
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    Bump!

    Let's give it up one more time for LV!

    I don't get to see much of the Giro, but it's the best GT, and your write ups are exemplary! There aren't many comments on your threads this year, but lots of views, and as I've said before, I really appreciate your efforts. I check for your updates each day. You also have a very good writing style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogre View Post
    Bump!

    Let's give it up one more time for LV!

    I don't get to see much of the Giro, but it's the best GT, and your write ups are exemplary! There aren't many comments on your threads this year, but lots of views, and as I've said before, I really appreciate your efforts. I check for your updates each day. You also have a very good writing style.
    Absolutely! I look forward to every one of LVs stage posts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBL450 View Post
    Absolutely! I look forward to every one of LVs stage posts!
    I concur!

    Keep em coming LV!

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