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Old 05-13-15, 07:15 AM
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+1 on the tsx wagon power plant
+1 on the tsx wagon needing manual transmission (and a turbo charger)
+1 on the giro stage yesterday and the child who won it
+1 on the ToC stage yesterday and the child who won it
-1 on TV side by side, but
+1 on dvr with x8 fast forward
+1 for BeIN outstanding giro coverage, I am so going to Cinque Terre ITA for a vacation someday soon
-10 for the crappy coverage of the ToC, it's a hockey commercial interrupted by a bike race that looks like the tour of spain circa 2002 on wide open highways with uninspiring scenery and announcers that I grew tired of long ago
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Old 05-13-15, 07:49 AM
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but, but its bayern munich v. barca 2nd leg today. there are only so many hours this evening to watch tv, what should I do?
x10000000 with cycling, champions league, and formula 1 ..... constant flow of media to watch and get caught up on after work. SOLID!
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Old 05-13-15, 08:08 AM
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^yep ... and the only think on sportstalk980 is how much air was in Tom Brady's balls.
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Old 05-13-15, 10:12 AM
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race writeup from yesterday's TOC winner:

https://tomashuuns.wordpress.com/201...d-that-happen/
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^yep ... and the only think on sportstalk980 is how much air was in Tom Brady's balls.
Ask Giselle.
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Old 05-13-15, 03:07 PM
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... get caught up on after work. ...
Different concept. I'll think about it.
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Bellimbusto

Bellimbustoooooooo.

No modo!

Modo!

succhias.
Goddamn hipsters and their fixies.
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Giro is heating up!

ToC seems like an amateur race compared to the Giro. And it's not just the announcers; the level of racing seems somewhat like MLS compared to European teams. Euro teams seem annoyed by this too.

I watch it anyway, if only to see glimpses of guys I've seen locally and/or raced at some point.
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Giro is heating up!

ToC seems like an amateur race compared to the Giro. And it's not just the announcers; the level of racing seems somewhat like MLS compared to European teams. Euro teams seem annoyed by this too.

I watch it anyway, if only to see glimpses of guys I've seen locally and/or raced at some point.
I dig watching the local roads and some of the smaller teams, but the excitement of watching Etixx sit on the front and pull the break back day after day is a bit dull. There are other teams in the race, but I guess no other sprinters so the other 20 something teams are just there to sit in.
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Seemed like Hincapie was trying to defend their yellow jersey, but it was as if the Euro teams didn't take them seriously.

Also, is Sagan always that weird in post-race interviews?
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Dunno, but the guys doing the interviews should have figured out by now that Sagan's English is lacking and they can stop asking questions of any depth.
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Bunch of those cycling commercials have some of our locals in them.
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Bunch of those cycling commercials have some of our locals in them.
I think one of my team mates was the "cool dude in sun glasses with tattoos" - then again there are a lot of those guys.. I'll have to ask.
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Seemed like Hincapie was trying to defend their yellow jersey, but it was as if the Euro teams didn't take them seriously.

Also, is Sagan always that weird in post-race interviews?
The dude is a great bike racer, but he is never going to be the poster boy these guys want him to be with that English. He could probably earn himself quite a bit more coin if he worked on that as much as he does wheelies.

Giro vs. ToC is no contest, but trying to compare a one week stage race to maybe the 2nd biggest race in the world is going to be that way. It was great to see the teams unable to reel in the kid on Stage 3, and the best sprinter and one the best all arounders in the world are in the race, so it is still fun even if it is massively lacking the depth of field in the Giro.
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They are moving tomorrows TT stage from Big Bear to Santa Clarita due to a storm that's coming through the state today and tomorrow and the expected snow at Big Bear.

They have terrible luck trying to plan these stages in the mountains!
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ToC seems like an amateur race compared to the Giro. And it's not just the announcers; the level of racing seems somewhat like MLS compared to European teams. Euro teams seem annoyed by this too.
Kennaugh from sky seems to think otherwise Kennaugh may leave Team Sky at end of season | Cyclingnews.com

also its hard to compare any race to the the Giro. its the best race of the year. the TDF wishes it could be the Giro.
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I think one of my team mates was the "cool dude in sun glasses with tattoos" - then again there are a lot of those guys.. I'll have to ask.
sounds like our oakland guys.
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One of my buddies got a cabin to watch the TT in Big Bear. He's not happy.
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Kennaugh from sky seems to think otherwise Kennaugh may leave Team Sky at end of season | Cyclingnews.com
Actually he basically said "those Yanks are really sketchy" and that it's not a chill race like he'd heard.

As a side note, seems weird and unproductive to pre-announce that he's leaving the team. Must not be a secret in the team, obviously, but those team dinners must be more glum than usual.
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One of my buddies got a cabin to watch the TT in Big Bear. He's not happy.
That's what he gets for renting a cabin to watch a TT!!
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Well, its not only the Domestic Teams A race but its also their Tour de France. Biggest race of the year for them and an audition for the UCI squads. Those teams are coming in peaked with the intention of winning whereas outside a handful of guys the Euro racers are just there for preparation to other racers and sponsor obligations.

Sky also seems like the most dysfunctional team in the peleton, much else surprises me from them.
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That's what he gets for renting a cabin to watch a TT!!

I know right?
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the only sketchy Yank is Tyler Ferrar.

also fans with fixies and fans with large camera lenses are screwing up the Giro
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also fans with fixies and fans with large camera lenses are screwing up the Giro
Giro has had a few rough moments so far.

Funny watching Hofland smack the conti Euro sprinter (don't know the name or team) in the head after the sprint. I guess the guy had been bobbing and weaving pretty bad and was likely the real culprit behind that crash when he closed off the CCC(C?) sprinter and jammed him into the barriers. Probably would have gone down with or without the camera, the camera was just a little insult to the pending injury.

edit: watched a slow-mo overhead, camera to the head was probably the biggest contributor to the crash....

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haha fair enough

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the level of racing seems somewhat like MLS compared to European teams. Euro teams seem annoyed by this too.
dang if we are the MLS, we in trouble! but yea i agree lol. I also cannot stand the commentary. It's amateur hour across the board. We are riding the jens 'publicity' stunt too much.
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