Paris-RouBingo – The Paris-Roubaix Home Game

Apr 7 2010

“The are no races,” Jacques Anquetil once quipped, “only lotteries.” And nowhere is that more true than this Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix. Broken steerer tubes, rogue freight trains, cartwheeling Norwegians—in an increasingly calculated sport, it’s a welcome change to see chance play such a prominent role.

So with that in mind, I’ve created Paris-RouBingo, the bingo-style home game for Paris-Roubaix:

                  
(big sizebuy postercreate/share your own)

The rules are simple: watch the race, and mark off the incidents/sightings as they occur; first person to get five-in-a-row is the winner. Of course, if everyone used the same board the competition would be pretty boring, so here’s a blank copy in an 8.5″x11″ size you can edit and print out.

There’s even a Flickr pool where you can upload your completed board, and download those made by others. If enough boards get uploaded, you and you bike nerd friends can download randomly and play actual bingo as you watch this Sunday.

12 Responses to “Paris-RouBingo – The Paris-Roubaix Home Game”

  1. Martin April 7, 2010 at 9:59 am #

    Nice hit :)

  2. tommy romunsky April 7, 2010 at 11:18 am #

    this is the best thing I’ve seen on the internet to date. this should be the bike industry’s product of the year in 2010.

  3. Jack Daniels April 7, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    Hincapie mishap in the middle ROFL!

  4. John Bradley April 7, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    Dude, you do some of the funniest stuff out there. I’m pretty sure you’ve got too much time on your hands, but I love what you’re doing with it.

  5. DJ April 7, 2010 at 5:21 pm #

    Hilarious!! The drunk Belgians may well cause a Flanders’ flag mishap although it seems there will be an attempt to curb pavé-side enthusiasm…
    http://www.nieuwsblad.be/article/detail.aspx?articleid=G372ME6NN
    bottomline: fences, police controls and a ban on alcohol on Carrefour de l’arbre and Gruson

  6. Jeroen April 8, 2010 at 6:33 am #

    Nice job on the bingo, although mechanical problems (and even these can be overcome by strong riders) and the occasional drunk supporter set aside, this race is nearly always won by the strongest rider in the bunch, so I wouldn’t call Paris-Roubaix a lottery.

  7. rainbow April 10, 2010 at 6:49 am #

    paris-roubingo isnt tough. i want to see a fluffy exta pile version with kevlar knee warmers! and full grained 5mm leather chamois.

  8. Zerak April 12, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    Will there be a HtRwW for this race? Future races? Really thought your style of commentary was highly entertaining and educational from your past videos.

    Here’s hoping :)

  9. cycling gear September 6, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    The Paris-Roubaix Home Game,i like the rules:watch the race, and mark off the incidents/sightings as they occur; first person to get five-in-a-row is the winner.

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