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French translation: garder la tête dans le guidon

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English term or phrase:Keep your head between the handlebars
French translation:garder la tête dans le guidon
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17:39 Apr 7, 2008
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Sports / Fitness / Recreation / Cycling / Culture
English term or phrase: Keep your head between the handlebars
i heard there was a french expression that roughly translates to 'keep your head between the handlebars'. it means something like 'stay focused' or 'keep your nose to the grindstone'. as a cycling enthusiast, i was hoping to find out how it was said or spelled in french.

i was doing some searching on the internet, and i found the following: 'la tete dans le guidon'. is this correct? thanks!
Keith
garder la tête dans le guidon
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Note added at 2 mins (2008-04-07 17:42:11 GMT)
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ou avoir la tête dans le guidon ou encore

avoir la tête dans le guidon (cyclisme) - mettre la plaque (cyclisme) - envoyer du gros ou du pâté (cyclisme) - en garder sous la pédale (cyclisme) ...
www.nutri-site.com/dossiers/jargon.htm - 28k

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Note added at 3 hrs (2008-04-07 21:34:12 GMT) Post-grading
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Hard to translate because it's almost cultural!

mettre la plaque is to use the highest front gear.
Envoyer du gros etc. is either the same or to use muscle.
En garder sous la pédale means you can still use more energy so you are actually saving energy.
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Drmanu49
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Local time: 19:29
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Thank you very much! I'm wondering if you can translate the rest of your note into English for me as I don't speak French (yet!). Thanks so much! Keith.
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keep your head between the handlebars
garder la tête dans le guidon


Explanation:
.

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 2 mins (2008-04-07 17:42:11 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

ou avoir la tête dans le guidon ou encore

avoir la tête dans le guidon (cyclisme) - mettre la plaque (cyclisme) - envoyer du gros ou du pâté (cyclisme) - en garder sous la pédale (cyclisme) ...
www.nutri-site.com/dossiers/jargon.htm - 28k

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Note added at 3 hrs (2008-04-07 21:34:12 GMT) Post-grading
--------------------------------------------------

Hard to translate because it's almost cultural!

mettre la plaque is to use the highest front gear.
Envoyer du gros etc. is either the same or to use muscle.
En garder sous la pédale means you can still use more energy so you are actually saving energy.

Drmanu49
France
Local time: 19:29
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Thank you very much! I'm wondering if you can translate the rest of your note into English for me as I don't speak French (yet!). Thanks so much! Keith.

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