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07-28-14, 04:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,088
Posted By ettsn

Chinaman is a British thing, like Irishman,...

Chinaman is a British thing, like Irishman, Dutchman or Danishman. Not meant as a derogatory term, just a form of singular demonym.
07-23-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By ettsn

I feel slightly dumber having looked at that.

I feel slightly dumber having looked at that.
07-15-14, 03:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,359
Posted By ettsn

Yeah, I agree the kits this Tour look pretty...

Yeah, I agree the kits this Tour look pretty homogenous. I miss the days of T-mobil's hot pink, Radobank's orange, etc.

Favorite kit of all time was the Mondrian-inspired La Vie Claire/Look kit....
07-19-13, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By ettsn

Quite a few riders in the tour used to be MTB...

Quite a few riders in the tour used to be MTB racers.

But if you put Froome, Contador, Merckx, Anquetil, Hinault or whomever in their prime on a modern mountain bike, they would be crushing it to...
07-06-13, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By ettsn

Beautiful as ever. Second on the litho run idea....

Beautiful as ever. Second on the litho run idea. I'd buy a set!
07-22-12, 12:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,047
Posted By ettsn

What's not to appreciate? Blistering...

What's not to appreciate? Blistering acceleration, a train of lead outs peeling off to dodge and jostle amongst... It's exciting, dangerous, fast, everything.


(But then again, I was a sprinter...
07-19-12, 07:18 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,643
Posted By ettsn

No doubt. They used to kill us with Saab ads....

No doubt. They used to kill us with Saab ads. Seemingly two or three every break. :lol:
07-19-12, 07:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,643
Posted By ettsn

Yeah, I'd love to see TV keep the dots. Points...

Yeah, I'd love to see TV keep the dots. Points total aside, he's been the KOM in my mind so far this year.

I was really hoping to see Nibali sneak off and gain back enough to put a scare into Sky....
07-19-12, 01:32 AM
07-17-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,615
Posted By ettsn

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
07-17-12, 01:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,814
Posted By ettsn

Damn. :(

Damn. :(
07-17-12, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By ettsn

There are elements of it that kinda remind me of...

There are elements of it that kinda remind me of LeMond and Hinault, however.
07-16-12, 12:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,235
Posted By ettsn

Col du Tourmalet. Such a beautiful, brutal...

Col du Tourmalet. Such a beautiful, brutal ascent. Wish there was a tighter battle to force a bloodbath, but maybe Cadel will try his luck (legs) anyway.
07-15-12, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By ettsn

Yeah, I'd say Sagan will need a day after his...

Yeah, I'd say Sagan will need a day after his effort today. Greipel and Cav are both pretty motivated for stages right now, and like was mentioned above, Cav's tempo today should have earned him a...
07-15-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,442
Posted By ettsn

What an awful thing to sabotage the tour like...

What an awful thing to sabotage the tour like that. I was pleased to see BW neutralize the peloton. Good sportsmanship is admirable!

I was equally pleased to see both Sagan riding out of his boots...
07-14-12, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By ettsn

Yeah, Phil is quirky and gets it wrong sometimes....

Yeah, Phil is quirky and gets it wrong sometimes. But he's one of the voices of this sport. I enjoy listening to him and Paul every year, and would miss that element if they went away. Hell, today he...
07-08-12, 03:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,729
Posted By ettsn

I'm enjoying this tour. Yes, it probably would...

I'm enjoying this tour. Yes, it probably would have been more interesting if Andy and Contador were in there, but all the same, I'm enjoying the ride. Not that I EVER wish harm on anyone, but it...
07-23-09, 03:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,848
Posted By ettsn

http://www.hecklerspray.com/wp-content/uploads/200...

http://www.hecklerspray.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/01.jpg
07-23-09, 03:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,848
Posted By ettsn

The Caddy woman is delicious. So is the granola...

The Caddy woman is delicious. So is the granola bar chick. Yum.
07-17-09, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By ettsn

Most major teams have both aerodynamicists and...

Most major teams have both aerodynamicists and biomechanics experts on staff, or at least on hire. They've all refined their position and style to be the best compromise of aero, power and endurance,...
07-11-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,431
Posted By ettsn

Nope, y'all are getting played just like the...

Nope, y'all are getting played just like the other teams. The plan is to keep everyone guessing at who the real team leader is, and to portray a lot more internal strife than actually exists. My...
07-08-09, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By ettsn

"hate to see you go, but love to watch you...

"hate to see you go, but love to watch you leave..."

yum.
07-08-09, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By ettsn

Love the Caddy ads. That redhead is delicious.

Love the Caddy ads. That redhead is delicious.
08-25-08, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By ettsn

Impossible to say without looking at it on the...

Impossible to say without looking at it on the bike. In your big ring/big cog now, how much cage movement is left in your RD?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-08, 09:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,850
Posted By ettsn

I prefer Campaginaolo.

I prefer Campaginaolo.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-08, 09:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,456
Posted By ettsn

I've got Centaur on my bike, and I LOVE it.

I've got Centaur on my bike, and I LOVE it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,708
Posted By ettsn

I rarely get yelled at or stuff thrown at. My...

I rarely get yelled at or stuff thrown at. My father has a little worse luck up where he rides (rural-ish TN). Lucky for him, the local police chief is a roadie in his cycling club. For bottle...
08-17-08, 09:24 PM
08-17-08, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By ettsn

What's your frame made of? Steel?

What's your frame made of? Steel?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-08, 11:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,580
Posted By ettsn

Head to Blockbuster this afternoon. ...

Head to Blockbuster this afternoon.

http://www.kifa.org/report/2004/2004_04movies/breaking_away.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-08, 10:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,580
Posted By ettsn

You should have thrown your frame pump into her...

You should have thrown your frame pump into her front wheel.
08-12-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,016
Posted By ettsn

Overrated and unneccessary.

Overrated and unneccessary.
08-12-08, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,306
Posted By ettsn

I was just commenting that that was an awfully...

I was just commenting that that was an awfully low gear, not commenting on your lack of fitness or anything else. I see now that you need an exceptionally low gear to haul that chip on your shoulder...
08-11-08, 08:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,306
Posted By ettsn

Wait, a 26/32 isn't low enough? Dude...

Wait, a 26/32 isn't low enough? Dude...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-08, 10:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,481
Posted By ettsn

That is one sessy bicycle!

That is one sessy bicycle!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-08, 12:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,600
Posted By ettsn

Pull off your crank arms, seat clamp and spacers,...

Pull off your crank arms, seat clamp and spacers, pick up some Krylon Appliance Epoxy in white at your local home improvement center and shoot a coat of nice, glossy white on them. Let dry and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-08, 08:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,191
Posted By ettsn

GU Espresso Love

GU Espresso Love
08-07-08, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By ettsn

ZOMG lol. :roflmao2:

ZOMG lol. :roflmao2:
08-07-08, 12:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,559
Posted By ettsn

Like Randi Zabriskie? :love:

Like Randi Zabriskie? :love:
Forum: Recumbent
08-06-08, 08:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,765
Posted By ettsn

You don't have a camera because yours was stolen...

You don't have a camera because yours was stolen eight years ago? Dude, it's time to move on. You can get a functional digital camera for cheap these days. Here's one for $10:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-08, 08:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,092
Posted By ettsn

Also, keep a latex or nitrile glove in your seat...

Also, keep a latex or nitrile glove in your seat bag (I use one to hold my co2 inflator, a cartridge and plastic tire iron in the fingers). If you drop a chain, you have a glove to keep your fingers...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-08, 09:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,941
Posted By ettsn

No, he called it a peleton. 2000 pounds of soccer...

No, he called it a peleton. 2000 pounds of soccer player.
07-30-08, 07:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,520
Posted By ettsn

I dunno, my buddy has a Viggen that's pretty fun...

I dunno, my buddy has a Viggen that's pretty fun to drive. I've never owned a Saab, but would have no qualms doing so.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-08, 07:10 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,862
Posted By ettsn

Well, I am the OP, and seeing as I've literally...

Well, I am the OP, and seeing as I've literally written a book on retail merchandising, I think I've got a pretty good handle on how that works. ;) I'm simply identifying a trend tied to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-08, 02:55 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,862
Posted By ettsn

Fit your body, fit your sense of style, fit your...

Fit your body, fit your sense of style, fit your budget. It's all fitting, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-08, 01:34 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,862
Posted By ettsn

As the original poster in this thread, I should...

As the original poster in this thread, I should point out that I have nothing against Trek, no personal agenda or vindiction. I've owned several Treks, even owned a VW Jetta Trek that not only came...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,477
Posted By ettsn

Jeez, can a guy not be a blind Campy zealot...

Jeez, can a guy not be a blind Campy zealot around here anymore? :p
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-08, 08:24 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,862
Posted By ettsn

You missed my point. The shop I went in today has...

You missed my point. The shop I went in today has been selling Trek for years. They've also sold Specialized for years. And Haro. And whatever else they used to sell. Now it's all gone except for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-08, 03:04 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,862
Posted By ettsn

Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-08, 03:02 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,862
Posted By ettsn

No criticism meant, just that I've noticed more...

No criticism meant, just that I've noticed more than once lately, that dealers that used to carry Trek, now seem to only carry Trek. Not an isolated case, mind you. I wonder if they're being a little...
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