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Hi. What's your fantasy Tour de France victory? Mine is I get back into biking after a long layoff, buy a new bike.

I get in shape quickly and start beating the local amateur racers, beating them easily.

I turn pro at 51. I enter the Tour de France with my team. I'm known for not riding with the peloton but like to stay at the front. "It's safer that way."

I win the Tour three consecutive years. Doctors marvel that I'm a cardiovascular freak of nature.
 

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Mine is I wake in the morning, thankful that I'm not in jail, and I read all about it in the newspaper at the local Starbucks with some jazz playing softly in the background. And then a fabulously healthy looking woman walks in ... :cool:
 

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I somehow obtain millions of dollars (inherit, win whatever) and quit my job. i buy a cervelo rs (because im a tall guy and dont want the steep r3). i go to boone nc and pay carmichael to train me full time until I can kick ass all around and get into the pro tour. of course I win all the spring classics before winning the tour.

assuming this is ok with the lady...
 

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The year is 1947. I'm a scrappy, scrawny former GI, bumming around a still war-devastated Europe. I ride a bicycle, and I ride it fast. Via a smoky-voiced Parisian chanteuse I come into contact with the mobsters who control cycling in France. Somehow (everybody better than me gets murdered?), I end up in the Tour de France. The rain pours down in sheets as I muscle my way up a muddy Col de Tourmalet. The downpour momentarily lifts and I spot Coppi and Bartali up ahead, dueling it out, pedal stroke for pedal stroke. I grit my teeth and within a few minutes I'm rattling past the pair. Coppi looks at his watch. Bartali sticks his tongue out to catch some raindrops. I continue on, my face soaked and numb.
 

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In mine, I'm not directly involved, but it goes like this:


Crippled orphan teenager with leukemia, muscular dystrophy and halitosis stages miracle recovery from all of the above. Begins training.

Works his way up the ranks and, after medalling in the Olympics, turns pro.

On the eve of his first Tour de France, his entire, very loving foster family is killed in a freak ice cream truck accident.

Hammering through the tears, he stages the greatest and gutsiest Tour performance of all time, finally sealing the deal on the final time trial on the final day. As takes the podium wearing the mailliot jaune in Paris, he states that he will refuse all endorsement offers, stating that he "just loves to ride". He then points to the sky, saying "This one's for you, Mom, Dad, sis, Tiny Tim."

Inspired by his courage and selflessness, the following events occur:

-- Lance breaks down in tears, sinks to his knees, and screams to the assembled media: "I DID IT! I DOPED! I ADMIT IT! AND I AM SO SORRY!!"

-- 137 other assembled Tour rides do same.

-- Regarding Lance, LeMond mumbles that he knew it all along, but even so, admits he did act somewhat out of being "a jealous little b*tch."

-- Attending French President Sarkozy publicly recognizes that "France is indeed the most annoying nation on Earth", and apologizes to the rest of the world

-- Attending German PM Angela Merkel apologizes to Sarkozy for Germany "repeatedly making France it's b*tch"

-- Attending US President George Bush, inspired by the spectacle, concedes that his Presidency has been "a total failure" and adds that, "Boy, on that there Iraq thing... what were we thinkin'? Whoops, my bad."

-- Hinault and LeMond hug.

-- Arabs and Jews in the crowd hug.

-- Dogs and cats in the crowd hug.


Eddy Merckx then high-fives the kid, who mounts his bike and rides off into the sunset.


FIN
 

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I ride my bike all over the place, have a great time, then come home & watch the tour on tv.

Oh! Wait.......
 

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the sky above said:
Speaking of tour de france fantasies, do any of the podium girls ever date cyclists? They seem pretty contemptuous when they kiss a winner on the podium.
I doubt the winners ever smell good. 150 miles of hard racing in the hot sun + synthetic jersey = Ewwww.... :eek:


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Tour de France fantasy?

Who gives a crap about that?
I'd be happy with a few more top five's this year. A "fantasy" would be to put one in the "W" column.

I really need to lose 20 pounds, but I like eating.
 

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I'm amazed that my Tour fantasy in post #7 drew no opinions. We begin filming in March. :lol:


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I roar past Lance in his heyday, uphill, like a bat out of hell on a Schwinn Stingray
and Sherwen and Liggett say it's an amazing freak of nature.

Bob Roll say some kind of comment about how the Tour Day France will never
be the same after the Stingray debacle and that teams will no longer be tested
for doping: but rather no one will be allowed to ride the Stingray forevermore.

After this, all podium girls at the Tour fight over me as I polish the Stingray (not
c0de) in total disinterest and give my wife a buck on the back as I ride home.
 

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No fantasy, but a nice dream in which I won a "ride with Lance in the Dauphine" contest: so I was feeling the best I've ever felt (my legs had "sensations"), Lance pulls out, I follow, we gap the pelotron as we hit the hills, Lance says hey, you're doing really great, then I notice we're gapping the group on pogosticks. Guess we'd've been disqualified, but it sure felt good in the dream. Whatever..., and I'm not even a Lance freak.
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unterhausen said:
don't like the ending, the kid should be killed in a freak Ice Cream truck accident while he's on the podium
That's the sequel.


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