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Old 07-15-2013, 08:47 AM   #15
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LOL, Andrew, I guess that is why there are so many RVs, they can arrive a few days ahead of time and boondock til the race.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:14 AM   #16
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Thanks Andrew explains a lot. I giggled as my family members sent photos of their arrival at Alpe-d 'Huez on Thursday and I thought why are they there so early!

Loved the wheelie yesterday on Mont Ventoux by Sagan!
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:10 PM   #17
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Ah, that clean Euro-look. Something like this?
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:23 PM   #18
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JM.... dats a nice!
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:28 PM   #19
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Robbie McEwen, the Aussie sprinter, had a mean wheelie. And Cadel, the only tour winner from Oz, was one of my faves as a BMX downhiller, not so much as a Tour contender. And I'm happy to see back-to-back tour winners from a nation that didn't race the road and time-trialed on the QT.

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Old 07-20-2013, 10:18 AM   #20
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And I'm happy to see back-to-back tour winners from a nation that didn't race the road and time-trialed on the QT.
Nice comment in my daily newspaper, writing about the possibility of two British winners:
"Froome should race under the number 11 since, like the number 11 bus, you don't see one for ages and then two come along together."
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:16 PM   #21
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Just was at a Tour stage in France

Just spent a couple of weeks with German friends camping in France with their RV. I am guessing it is a 16 footer. We were fortunate to be at a Tour stage - extremely exciting.

I agree with the idea that you don't see many trailers parked along the Tour route because of the difficulty in parking large vehicles there. We were towing a trailer, and we just drove our car to the route and set up shop. My German buddies would never consider towing the trailer there because it would be impossible to park it. There are no prohibitions against doing this; it is just very, very difficult.

The mountain stages are another game, but generally it is easy to scope out the route and be a spectator.

I can also say that there is no shortage of smaller trailers generally in Europe. We were at four different campgrounds and saw them from all over the UK, Holland, Germany, and France. I will say, however, that the percentage of motor homes may be growing as is the the overall size of RV's generally. Each time I am there I learn a ton about small RV's.
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This thread needs a Like button. So many comments to agree with.

We're also fans of Le Tour-on-tv: where I live it's 100+ degrees (F) already and hanging out watching coverage of the race through the (mostly) French countryside just seems like a very sane pursuit.

(Sigh) Now going through withdrawal... I guess it's time to go camping!
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:14 PM   #23
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Angie, how exciting to have seen the tour live. It was a smart decision to just take the car. I would be interested in knowing if most of the RVs you saw in the campgrounds were motorized or trailers?

Mary, I am with you, watching the Tour made living in the heat wave a little more bearable. But while you go camping, all I do is go back to work.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:56 AM   #24
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RV's in Europe

If more RV's in Europe are trailers vs. motorized --- that is hard to say. "Motorized" would include units such as a VW camper van and similar; these are very popular. I was surprised at the number of families which were vacationing just with a tent although the weather was fantastic. Because we were in the Loire Valley which has an unbelievable network of bike paths, there were always several bikers camping in small tents in every campground.

I would probably still say that trailers are more popular than the motorized units.
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