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Old 04-26-21, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by slcbob View Post
My, what a lot of action in this sleepy little forum.
Yeah, uh. Some of these guys are pretty active in other forums. Have they all been reading the pro racing threads all along? And keeping quiet?
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Originally Posted by vane171 View Post
I'd leave mechanical support cars but eliminate most of the rest. Some officials supervising race only on motorcycles but even that is questionable, simply give them the view of all TV feeds, including cuts that normally don't make it to TV and let them watch is someplace in town.
Interesting concept. Butt then the TV feeds come only from the helicopters - no cameras on the road. Or do you make an exception for the camera motos also?
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Old 05-02-21, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
Interesting concept. Butt then the TV feeds come only from the helicopters - no cameras on the road. Or do you make an exception for the camera motos also?
Exception for those.

You have to make it profitable to run races but having so many officials and team support people following is not making money for the race organization anyway (?).

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You should start your own race organization and make the rules you want.
As to this, the race organization is like people when they age, they put on fat and its not that they like it, they try to reverse the condition or at least wish it, but it never works or happens. And least of all they like to hear an outside advice.
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Old 05-03-21, 02:55 AM
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Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
Yeah, uh. Some of these guys are pretty active in other forums. Have they all been reading the pro racing threads all along? And keeping quiet?
and this thread was the trigger...? really need to work on my trolling...
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Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
Yeah, uh. Some of these guys are pretty active in other forums. Have they all been reading the pro racing threads all along? And keeping quiet?
few will cop to checking this forum out but are among the first to post professional cycling related threads in general discussion, road cycling or *gasp* the 33 (and elsewhere) and disavow
any prior knowledge of the professional cycling forum. don't recall a preponderance of sed threads being moved to the professional cycling for the fans forum but that's another topic...
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I blame the "New Posts" device for leaking this time.

And either or both of these as underlying issues that may be losing their edge:
1) the "fans" in "pro cycling for the fans" are a slovenly bunch best kept at a standoff.
2) most discussion and analysis here is sophomoric and overly self-important.

Is the problem that there is a wall? Or that the wall just isn't tall and thick enough?

In short, we have not been doing enough to make this forum impenetrable to newcomers and undesirable to real enthusiasts or, dare we even ponder, real [former?] pros. We really need to re-evaluate being so welcoming and slightly less than completely obtuse. Bump the freak factor up to a Bootsie Collins level.

Maybe we should all sneak in a few more bizarre deep cut old fogey references. That'll send the more worthy folks back to the cyclingnews forums with its carefully curated thread structure. Over? It's not over.


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Old 05-03-21, 04:28 AM
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that hurtz...and it'z bootsy btw...
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1) and 2) are self-evident and part of the bf declaration of dependency...or should be.
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that hurtz...and it'z bootsy btw...
Oops. Edited. Meant to list a short littany of all of OUR oddities not flesh pile on any one. And I see that failed. Much like my spelling. And my funk.
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Originally Posted by slcbob View Post
I blame the "New Posts" device for leaking this time.


And either or both of these as underlying issues that may be losing their edge:

1) the "fans" in "pro cycling for the fans" are a slovenly bunch best kept at a standoff.

2) most discussion and analysis here is sophomoric and overly self-important.


Is the problem that there is a wall? Or that the wall just isn't tall and thick enough?


In short, we have not been doing enough to make this forum impenetrable to newcomers and undesirable to real enthusiasts or, dare we even ponder, real [former?] pros. We really need to re-evaluate being so welcoming and slightly less than completely obtuse. Bump the freak factor up to a Bootsie Collins level.


Maybe we should all stop using the shift key and sneak in a few more bizarre deep cut old fogey references. That'll send the more worthy folks back to the cyclingnews forums with its carefully curated thread structure. Over? It's not over.



he's out there operating without any decent restraint totally beyond the pale of any acceptable human conduct and he is still in the field commanding troops.

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I like variables and seeing how risk is managed. Ride lighter tires, maybe go faster and increase the chance of a flat. That kid of stuff makes being an arm chair manager more fun. I think this sport needs more spectators that sponsors pay for and as such having something we can all debate - the tires, the attacks, the brakes etc. make this a more watchable sport.

The teams create more variables. They might fix some race issues, but they create other ones. Watching bike swaps - planned or due to mechanical is an art that, like auto racing pit crews is all part of the team winning.
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