RVV v Roubaix

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RVV or Roubaix

Poll ended at Fri Apr 19, 2013 01:38 am

Ronde van Vlaanderen
22
42%
Paris-Roubaix
31
58%
 
Total votes: 53

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RVV v Roubaix

Postby RichN95 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 01:38 am

Simple poll.

Which is your favourite?

Ronde Van Vlaanderen or Paris-Roubaix?

If you could keep only one.
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Re: RVV v Roubaix

Postby slimreaper » Sat Mar 30, 2013 02:35 am

That's like asking to choose between your kids.
Hmmm.... small cross one or stroppy older one?
This week I'd choose de ronde, but next week PR.

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Re: RVV v Roubaix

Postby patchy » Sat Mar 30, 2013 04:28 am

P-R. But only because I'm still bitter about the removal of the Muur.
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Re: RVV v Roubaix

Postby Monty Zoncolan » Sat Mar 30, 2013 07:38 am

RVV mainly as I like hills.

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Re: RVV v Roubaix

Postby Yellow Peril » Sat Mar 30, 2013 07:57 am

In next week's poll RichN95 will ask you to choose between your kids...b@stard!

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Re: RVV v Roubaix

Postby Macaloon » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:23 am

Yellow Peril wrote:In next week's poll RichN95 will ask you to choose between your kids...b@stard!

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Re: RVV v Roubaix

Postby ozzzyosborn206 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:30 am

it is like saying to do you prefer the 1st half or 2nd half of a football match, you probably say 2nd half but you need the 1st half to set the 2nd up, Roubaix give those you missed out in Flanders a second shot, and the winner than chance to become a legend

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Re: RVV v Roubaix

Postby ddraver » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:34 am

slimreaper wrote:That's like asking to choose between your kids.
Hmmm.... small cross one or stroppy older one?
This week I'd choose de ronde, but next week PR.


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Re: RVV v Roubaix

Postby TakeTheHighRoad » Sat Mar 30, 2013 15:14 pm

PR all day of the week, more for the brutality of it, and the constant effort.

Whereas in RVV there is a chance for a rest from time to time, at the less crucial moments of PR you're still riding along, positioning yourself for the next cobbles.

I did used to live in Lens though so I'm biased
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Re: RVV v Roubaix

Postby Rick Chasey » Sat Mar 30, 2013 15:32 pm

Flanders. The bergs are more recognisable and are more obvious when they arrive. You only really get the kind of excited build up like you get for a proper berg with the Arenberg. The rest is more attritional in Roubaix. I like the natural highlightsthe bergs bring.

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Re: RVV v Roubaix

Postby greasedscotsman » Sat Mar 30, 2013 16:51 pm

Rick Chasey wrote:The bergs are more recognisable and are more obvious when they arrive. You only really get the kind of excited build up like you get for a proper berg with the Arenberg.


Maybe you just don't know the Roubaix route well enough! :D

But it has to be Roubaix. Lots of other races that are a bit like Flanders, nothing quite like Roubaix.

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Re: RVV v Roubaix

Postby ThomThom » Sat Mar 30, 2013 17:51 pm

Roubaix is the better race in every parameter imo. Especially after the new Flanders course. Still a great race, mind you.

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Re: RVV v Roubaix

Postby Monty Dog » Sat Mar 30, 2013 17:54 pm

Roubaix, particularly since the revised RvV course still looks like it needs some work.
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Re: RVV v Roubaix

Postby inkyfingers » Sat Mar 30, 2013 18:00 pm

Roubaix is the toughest, which gives it a certain cachet, but I get more excited about de Ronde. Don't ask me to explain why.
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Re: RVV v Roubaix

Postby Rick Chasey » Sat Mar 30, 2013 18:01 pm

inkyfingers wrote:Roubaix is the toughest, which gives it a certain cachet, but I get more excited about de Ronde. Don't ask me to explain why.



Please explain why.

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Re: RVV v Roubaix

Postby Cal_Stewart » Sat Mar 30, 2013 18:16 pm

rich this is a hacking question.

if I really,really had to maybe PR
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Re: RVV v Roubaix

Postby inkyfingers » Sat Mar 30, 2013 18:39 pm

Rick Chasey wrote:
inkyfingers wrote:Roubaix is the toughest, which gives it a certain cachet, but I get more excited about de Ronde. Don't ask me to explain why.



Please explain why.


OK smarty pants. Roubaix for the race, Flanders for the overall experience.
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Re: RVV v Roubaix

Postby FJS » Sat Mar 30, 2013 18:46 pm

De Ronde all the way. It normally is a more interesting race, Roubaix often mainly attrition, and there's more local passion and anticipation around De Ronde. A nation's biggest sporting event of the year. Paris-Roubaix isnt bad though :wink:

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Re: RVV v Roubaix

Postby TommyB61 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 19:58 pm

RVV....by half a wheel.

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Re: RVV v Roubaix

Postby Salsiccia1 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 20:11 pm

FJS wrote:De Ronde all the way. It normally is a more interesting race, Roubaix often mainly attrition, and there's more local passion and anticipation around De Ronde. A nation's biggest sporting event of the year. Paris-Roubaix isnt bad though :wink:


I was going to say Roubaix, but on reading this post I don't know...

Just leaning toward Roubaix.
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