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Old 07-05-08, 02:17 PM
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Old 07-05-08, 04:27 PM
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alanbikehouston watches a race where they're riding less than 32c tires and have their bars lower than their saddles? i'm shocked.
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Old 07-05-08, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Surferbruce View Post
alanbikehouston watches a race where they're riding less than 32c tires and have their bars lower than their saddles? i'm shocked.
...and many of them are on Taiwanese bikes...
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Old 07-05-08, 07:59 PM
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the horror.
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Old 07-05-08, 08:24 PM
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Actually, the fella who who the Paris-Roubaix won on a 2009 Specialized Roubaix designed to use both 28mm and 32mm wide tires and designed to to enable riders to put the bars up higher...he said "comfortable is faster"...and he is correct. But, due to some unforseen legal issue involving Peruvian nose candy, he won't be riding in the Tour de France...he got waay too comfortable.
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Old 07-10-08, 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Laggard View Post
Wow. I haven't been here a while but it's good to see that Alan is still spreading his unique brand of uninformed idiocy.

Valverde an expert on not winning?

2006 Pro tour
20006 Fleche Wallone
2006, 2008 Liege Bastogne Liege
2008 Spanish Road champion
Two TDF and three Vuelta stages

Yep, the guy's a loser. Wow.

And yes, the TDF has lost interest here simply becuse Lance the God no longer is involved.
Welcome back...

Saw a couple of other posts you had...I see you could not resist getting into the fun of dealing with the "99er's"...funny thing is there seem to be some that are newer than that.

BTW...even when Lance was racing, the coverage got about a half million viewers in the live slot in the AM. Which is not too bad, but compared to the regular sports watched here, it's not a lot of people watching.
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Old 07-10-08, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by alanbikehouston View Post

The fact that interest in the Tour has faded away to close to zero here in the USA is an indication of the impact of drug abuse in the Tour: most cyclists in the USA are more likely to spend July riding their bikes than closely watching the Tour.
I find the Tour more fascinating each year. In my opinion the reason the tour largely ignored by Joe sports fan in the US, is because where the Tour falls on the US sports calender. Right now people are talking about what trade their Baseball teams need to make after the All-Star break to make a post season run. Or they are talking about NFL training camp starting in 2 weeks, and that is the sports culture in the US.
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Old 07-26-08, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by alanbikehouston View Post
The winner of the 2008 Tour de France is obvious...no need to wait three weeks for the "official" announcement...

Obviously, the winner will be one of the world's top ten cyclists, and someone who has ridden well in past Tours...that means the winner is certainly going to be Basso...or Boonen...or Contador, Hamilton, Landis, Leipheimer, Kloden, Rasmussen, Ullrich, or maybe Vinokourov...

What? None of the "Top Ten" contenders will even be STARTING the Tour in 2008? Well, let's look at guys who will be in the race.

Pereiro? A fluke, a one trick pony.

Hincapie? You think the French (or the French labs) would allow Hincapie to win? Yeah, right...


Sastre? Always finds a way to blow the Tour.

Valverde? Learned from Sastre...an expert on NOT winning.

Menchov? Cunego? Both will fold when the pressure is on.

So, Cadel Evans wins the 2008 Tour de France.

Now that we know the winner, we can spend the next three weeks riding our bikes, and ignoring the Tour.
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Old 07-26-08, 03:02 PM
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Yeah, I'm so glad you called that one right ABH.
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ABH rides a BD bike.

This thread proves it.
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Originally Posted by wvxc View Post
Cunego will either shine or burn.
I guess he didn't shine. Too bad, too. I'm glad he'll be ok.

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Old 07-27-08, 02:13 PM
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Yeah, I had a bad feling when I picked him for my fantasy team. I rolled the dice and crapped out.
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Old 07-27-08, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by alanbikehouston View Post
The winner of the 2008 Tour de France is obvious...no need to wait three weeks for the "official" announcement...

Obviously, the winner will be one of the world's top ten cyclists, and someone who has ridden well in past Tours...that means the winner is certainly going to be Basso...or Boonen...or Contador, Hamilton, Landis, Leipheimer, Kloden, Rasmussen, Ullrich, or maybe Vinokourov...

What? None of the "Top Ten" contenders will even be STARTING the Tour in 2008? Well, let's look at guys who will be in the race.

Pereiro? A fluke, a one trick pony.

Hincapie? You think the French (or the French labs) would allow Hincapie to win? Yeah, right...


Sastre? Always finds a way to blow the Tour.

Valverde? Learned from Sastre...an expert on NOT winning.

Menchov? Cunego? Both will fold when the pressure is on.

So, Cadel Evans wins the 2008 Tour de France.

Now that we know the winner, we can spend the next three weeks riding our bikes, and ignoring the Tour.
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OK...why is no one else giving ABH crap? We endure his smug, arrogant, incorrect crap all year long. Now there's the chance to throw it back at him and you all sit by? I understand that there is a certain appeal to just being right and staying quiet...but geez, if there's anyone who needs his nose rubbed in his own pooh, it's ABH. Help a brotha' out!!!
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Originally Posted by cjbruin View Post
OK...why is no one else giving ABH crap? We endure his smug, arrogant, incorrect crap all year long. Now there's the chance to throw it back at him and you all sit by? I understand that there is a certain appeal to just being right and staying quiet...but geez, if there's anyone who needs his nose rubbed in his own pooh, it's ABH. Help a brotha' out!!!
Nobody cares.
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Originally Posted by roadwarrior View Post
Nobody cares.
Ha! You're just afraid we might end up digging up this little gem:

Originally Posted by roadwarrior
Whoever is in yellow on the Hautacam, wins the race.

It has worked every time.

This is the fourth stage finish on the Hautacam.

Indurain, Riis, and Armstrong were all in yellow at this point. All went on to win.
(Go easy on me, please. I'm too easy of a target.)

OK, seriously. Do you know off the top of your head if the other three were run clockwise, as opposed to this year's edition?

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