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12 Responses to “Perro-Roubaix”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    Those pavers won’t sufficiently jar your spleen….

  2. Steve O Says:

    Pair-o’ red ales is as close as I’m ever getting.

  3. Pat O'Brien Says:

    New tires on the Saga?

  4. veloben Says:

    Those pavers haven’t been seasoned enough. Two world wars (with tanks), 400 years of ox carts, 100 years of trucks and cars and then they’re bicycle ready.

    • khal spencer Says:

      Don’t forget 400 years of rain. Bibleburg wouldn’t be as tough. Shit, we still have trails dating back to the Anasazi down here that I hump the mountain bike over.

      • Steve O Says:

        Embarrassing admittere: I have driven a good hunk of P-R and LBL … but did not even own a bike at the time.

        In fact, as the battalion intell guy and officer-in-charge of the annual terrain walk / staff ride, Uncle Sugar paid me to recon those roads. And I could have picked just about any week, and I blindly/ignorantly picked a few weeks after P-R.

        Would love to get a mulligan on that one.

    • Larry T. Says:

      Looks like a freeway compared to the real thing! After riding over the ones in Flanders I have ZERO desire to bounce around on the Paris-Roubaix version. Walking the length of the Arenberg section was enough! Good race today, the Omega boyz finally silenced their critics for the spring with Terpstra’s big win.
      I have a pair of Ritchey “Trail Mix” tires for my ‘cross/winter bike laying around the shop, but I’ve never felt dirty enough to put ’em on

  5. Opus the Poet Says:

    I rode a street with 2000 YO paving that was better than that. Granted it was too narrow for cars and trucks (barely wide enough for a bike and a person on foot to pass) so it was spared heavy traffic. Anything heavier than a horse would not have fit down that street.

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