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03-19-05, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By brent_dube

I was humbled to know that they used the same...

I was humbled to know that they used the same size wheels.
03-19-05, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By brent_dube

Drugs can be huge for endurance cycling. But...

Drugs can be huge for endurance cycling.
But I'm sure most other teams are using the same things. Riis probably knows how to do it most effectively - along with most effective tactics, morale...
03-19-05, 03:23 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,834
Posted By brent_dube

The Tour de France is by far the most important...

The Tour de France is by far the most important race in cycling today. So it makes a decent judgement.
I really doubt he wouldn't be able to finish Paris-Roubaix. It's not that hard to finish. Being...
03-19-05, 03:19 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,834
Posted By brent_dube

No. Armstrong just rode Simeoni's wheel from...

No.
Armstrong just rode Simeoni's wheel from the peloton. As he said, he didn't even know that the peloton left them behind at first. The break was already up the road.

Ruined the day for...
03-19-05, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By brent_dube

I read he had a big gap at the line? How big? ...

I read he had a big gap at the line? How big?
Talk about dominant. I thought it would have at least been a very close sprint. Figured his legs would be yelling from the climb.
03-09-05, 12:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,386
Posted By brent_dube

Well, a lot of sprinters are less of a cyclist...

Well, a lot of sprinters are less of a cyclist than the rest. All they can do is perform a huge sprint after cruising in the peloton for a while. They get nailed on basically ANY other type of...
03-08-05, 10:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,386
Posted By brent_dube

When it's cold, you want to get out of there...

When it's cold, you want to get out of there ASAP!



Maybe, maybe not. Definetly not if he had the same style that he actually had when he raced. But there are so many variables and unknowns -...
03-07-05, 04:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,386
Posted By brent_dube

And it seems like you're complaining about...

And it seems like you're complaining about Armstrong's actions in relation to what others say about him.
03-07-05, 03:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,386
Posted By brent_dube

Armstrong isn't calling himself the greatest...

Armstrong isn't calling himself the greatest cyclist ever
03-07-05, 01:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,386
Posted By brent_dube

So it looks like maybe Valverde, Julich, Voigt,...

So it looks like maybe Valverde, Julich, Voigt, and who knows as the most likely contenders? Looks like the only other shakeup will be on the hilltop finish.



Riders do that all the time....
03-07-05, 10:00 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,386
Posted By brent_dube

About how many are left? Judging by what I...

About how many are left?
Judging by what I read, seems like only a few dozen have a good shot at the overall victory.
03-06-05, 09:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,930
Posted By brent_dube

If they're out racing, then they aren't working...

If they're out racing, then they aren't working as hard for a Tour de France win.



Over-hype about the team. Really, could you give any reasons for that assumption?



Huh? He has finished...
03-05-05, 07:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,388
Posted By brent_dube

Are there any races that Ekimov might be able to...

Are there any races that Ekimov might be able to go for a win? Maybe just a few time trials.
02-28-05, 06:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,411
Posted By brent_dube

Hey, OJ Simpson was innocent THamilton must be...

Hey, OJ Simpson was innocent
THamilton must be innocent too ;)
02-20-05, 10:52 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,775
Posted By brent_dube

So you're saying that Armstrong should be...

So you're saying that Armstrong should be obligated, rather than the sport itself?
Isn't he doing enough by racing at all?
I think it's nice to see athletes actually have a little bit of freedom....
02-05-05, 03:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,685
Posted By brent_dube

Ohh, this is a tough one, and already reminds me...

Ohh, this is a tough one, and already reminds me of Clinton/Lewinsky.
When ever I hear 'eclipse' in a modern context, it seems to imply surpassing rather than obscuring.



Lemond started it! ;)...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-05, 03:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,086
Posted By brent_dube

I don't know which are bad colours But I've...

I don't know which are bad colours
But I've been developing a strong bond with blue/black/white.
I'd probably like yellow more, if it weren't for the malliot june
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-05, 06:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,947
Posted By brent_dube

I would never wear a pro jersey, and I find it...

I would never wear a pro jersey, and I find it slightly annoying when others do. Just visually annoying. I think it's silly. But it doesn't really matter.

I'd figure a poseur to be some one that...
01-27-05, 06:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,489
Posted By brent_dube

Not a lot, but it is definetly a factor. Like I...

Not a lot, but it is definetly a factor.
Like I already said, it's not about aerodynamics.
When doing the hour, the rider has to do a lot of corners. A lot.
Weight is a factor in cornering.
...
01-27-05, 02:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,152
Posted By brent_dube

The commentary by Phil and/or Paul always seems a...

The commentary by Phil and/or Paul always seems a bit worse on the heavily edited broadcasts.
01-27-05, 02:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,489
Posted By brent_dube

I think Armstrong is a good candidate for this...

I think Armstrong is a good candidate for this competition, because IIRC he is a bit smaller than Indurain and Boardman. Smaller meaning lighter. Lighter meaning less ground/gravitational resistance...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-05, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,043
Posted By brent_dube

Personally I consider the biggest single day...

Personally I consider the biggest single day races to be the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, and Milan-San Remo. The Giro d'Italia is a grand tour and has historically been a huge race... close to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-05, 08:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,089
Posted By brent_dube

I noticed the movie on American Movie Classics...

I noticed the movie on American Movie Classics one morning last year. Don't know if AMC shows it regularily.
01-24-05, 08:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,911
Posted By brent_dube

Earlier post says it all (by I dontremember...

Earlier post says it all (by I dontremember whom)... I'm really not up to my game :)

Wonder what happened at Arcalis (sp? Andorra 1997)... I didn't see that Tour.

He put in a nice attack in I...
01-24-05, 11:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,911
Posted By brent_dube

Maybe to a degree. But his body is too different...

Maybe to a degree. But his body is too different to really change, I think. Too many steroids in the past :D



Sestriere 1999? Hautacam 2000? Alpe d'Huez and Pla d'Adet 2001? Mont Ventoux,...
01-24-05, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By brent_dube

Newer cyclingnews article...

Newer cyclingnews article (http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/jan05/tdu05/?id=news/jan22protourpoints)
01-22-05, 07:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,911
Posted By brent_dube

Heh, you certainly know how to listen to reason.

Heh, you certainly know how to listen to reason.
01-22-05, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By brent_dube

Thought cyclingnews posted an article about it...

Thought cyclingnews posted an article about it but I cannot find it.
UCI has a .doc file with some explanation on the ProTour site, though it may not have that exact info (my viewer doesn't work)
...
01-22-05, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,911
Posted By brent_dube

Pfft I don't think so. Armstrong has been...

Pfft I don't think so.
Armstrong has been totally dominant in the time trials in his wins. Teams can't help there.
When USPS is pulling the field in a mountain stage, everyone gets the draft. Not...
01-21-05, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By brent_dube

"1.1" has a different meaning now, IIRC

"1.1" has a different meaning now, IIRC
01-21-05, 04:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,911
Posted By brent_dube

Ullrich won the Tour de France in 1997.

Ullrich won the Tour de France in 1997.
01-21-05, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By brent_dube

Remember the whole Pro Tour thing? All the...

Remember the whole Pro Tour thing? All the category definitions have changed.
01-21-05, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,911
Posted By brent_dube

Well, it's a totally different animal from a one...

Well, it's a totally different animal from a one day race.
Ullrich is probably more talented at those.
Though not as talented as Armstrong used to be.
01-21-05, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By brent_dube

Is this part of that big investigation stemming...

Is this part of that big investigation stemming from the evidence of +10 people?
01-18-05, 06:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,991
Posted By brent_dube

I wasn't even referring to French policy. Today's...

I wasn't even referring to French policy. Today's french society is different.
01-18-05, 12:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,991
Posted By brent_dube

('muslim') extremists love France. They wouldn't...

('muslim') extremists love France. They wouldn't do such a thing.
01-17-05, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By brent_dube

Especially from being on an Italian team. Like...

Especially from being on an Italian team.
Like how Simoni was expected to show up and win.
I can't see an Italian on an Italian team winning the TDF in a long time, because of this. I guess it's...
01-16-05, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By brent_dube

Another fact is the pace of the race. In...

Another fact is the pace of the race.
In comparison to the Giro, the Tour is much more flat out, every hour, every stage. The cumulative effect of all that riding makes a big difference.

Even...
01-14-05, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 942
Posted By brent_dube

Well it does. Most riders cannot expect to win...

Well it does.
Most riders cannot expect to win if they just sit around and wank in the peloton all day.
Like David Zibriske in the Vuelta... most likely 'should have' gotten caught, but he got...
01-13-05, 08:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 942
Posted By brent_dube

Possibly for sponsor publicity, or to gain...

Possibly for sponsor publicity, or to gain smaller prizes on the road, or to help a teamate bridge up for an attack. And once in a while, the long break does work.
01-13-05, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By brent_dube

Johan (cannot spell his last name), the DS,...

Johan (cannot spell his last name), the DS, sounded iffy about using him for GC, in a recent interview.
Like 'maybe, maybe not'.
01-12-05, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By brent_dube

They'll probably have a main goal of stage win or...

They'll probably have a main goal of stage win or two... and probably a couple riders try for the GC and see how they fair in the first deciding stages, and go from there.

But then, knowing how...
01-12-05, 03:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,285
Posted By brent_dube

That sounds awfully weird to hear from you......

That sounds awfully weird to hear from you... being Canadian and all.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-05, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By brent_dube

I don't think this is really about time or mph...

I don't think this is really about time or mph average. It's about energy used over a certain distance and time.



Isn't that like saying doing a 100 mile flat century requires the same effort...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-05, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By brent_dube

I've had brake rub problems with every bike I've...

I've had brake rub problems with every bike I've owned.
I set the brakes as loose as they can go, to not rub the tire. Just have to hold the levers all the day down to get a touch.

Road bikes can...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-05, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By brent_dube

What gradient range is typically best for...

What gradient range is typically best for training? Does it really just vary person to person? Or is it mostly always the steeper the better?
Seems like if a rider is training for climbing, it would...
01-06-05, 09:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,668
Posted By brent_dube

Definetly agree. The only way to change it...

Definetly agree.
The only way to change it would be to totally change the routes and distances to an extent that will never happen.

I'm halfway through watching the 1998 Giro - hopefully I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-05, 11:35 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,177
Posted By brent_dube

Climbing up the hill takes a lot more energy than...

Climbing up the hill takes a lot more energy than riding the distance of the ascent and descent on a flat road, so of course a rider should count the descent. Besides, it's time in the saddle, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-05, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By brent_dube

Salt decline is noticable on long aerobic...

Salt decline is noticable on long aerobic exercise, isn't it?
I didn't think about it last summer... this year maybe it will help if I bring salt with me on a ride (blood pressure)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-05, 05:47 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,177
Posted By brent_dube

Heh, one must have a lot of intelligence to...

Heh, one must have a lot of intelligence to prefer to ride 40rpm up a steep hill with a double.
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