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10-20-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,094
Posted By slcbob

I don't understand the mechanics and economics of...

I don't understand the mechanics and economics of the leagues well enough to think it through, but I'm guessing there might be a sweet spot at the top of the Pro teams where you get enough invites to...
10-20-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,184
Posted By slcbob

Froome's rise to and fall from the ionosphere are...

Froome's rise to and fall from the ionosphere are credibly bookended by bilharzia and trauma.

Any outsized talent like Pogacar can be made more believable by waving the doping wand. That's a small...
10-17-21, 03:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,926
Posted By slcbob

If we weren't so humble and a little light on the...

If we weren't so humble and a little light on the righteous indignation that goes around here and there, we might say there was something wrong with everyone else's senses of humor.

We are poor...
10-12-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,926
Posted By slcbob

Welcome to the club.

Welcome to the club.
10-10-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,346
Posted By slcbob

And so the Clasicothon ends in a whimper....

And so the Clasicothon ends in a whimper. ooga-booga with the final stage win, and canam73 with the top step in the last monument. GrainBrain on both podiums. A sprinkle of other folks who are either...
10-10-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,926
Posted By slcbob

Luke Rowe has a message for you, GrainBrain . To...

Luke Rowe has a message for you, GrainBrain . To add balance to all the little love notes you've been getting from riders grateful the angel of death passed by their lentil on VG team roster day. ;)...
10-08-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,204
Posted By slcbob

The team registration nationality rules are also...

The team registration nationality rules are also governed in part by the rules of the nation where registered and may vary by level, e.g. world vs pro con. It's all public just dense.
10-08-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,346
Posted By slcbob

ooga-booga 2022 will be your year and you"ll be...

ooga-booga 2022 will be your year and you"ll be begging for MegaClasico in 2023.

At the moment, I, too, pretend I only have the tolerance for NanoClasico but i"ll probably zombie walk back like a...
10-07-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,926
Posted By slcbob

HeyItsSara , you keep having fun. Rock on....

HeyItsSara , you keep having fun. Rock on. Really. I wouldn't have posted here now and dragged out this silly sidebar in the thread unless I meant to convey that, sincerely. My comment was NOT...
10-07-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,346
Posted By slcbob

Thank God, yes. On Sunday I can pass the torch to...

Thank God, yes. On Sunday I can pass the torch to you for 2022 and on. Though maybe one of those "the tribe has spoken" snuffs is a better idea.
10-06-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,926
Posted By slcbob

Concur. BTW, commentators on GCN (can't...

Concur.

BTW, commentators on GCN (can't remember which ones) were talking about WVA having a bit of the opposite problem: tends to defend, needs to uncork it at some point.

MVDP rode the heck...
10-05-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,346
Posted By slcbob

Lop 2/3 off that and welcome to my Roubaix. ;)

Lop 2/3 off that and welcome to my Roubaix. ;)
10-04-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,346
Posted By slcbob

Death takes a holiday at Coppa Bernocchi. Five...

Death takes a holiday at Coppa Bernocchi. Five more races over the next six days, then we can stick a fork in this sufferfest.
10-03-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,346
Posted By slcbob

What a race. I'm still catching up to the middle...

What a race. I'm still catching up to the middle part. I may comment in the Roubaix thread when I catch up and catch my breath.

In the Superclasico league, a few ill-fated rider swaps cost my team...
09-30-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,346
Posted By slcbob

How long has it been since there was a sloppy wet...

How long has it been since there was a sloppy wet Roubaix? This Sunday could be a high holy day.
09-26-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,346
Posted By slcbob

What a worlds! GrainBrain with a spirited...

What a worlds!

GrainBrain with a spirited showing in this stage. Cream of the crap by a huge margin in our little league, and well into the general population's top 1%. His performance in race 22...
09-23-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By slcbob

I wonder if the Dutch selectors said the same...

I wonder if the Dutch selectors said the same thing. I was surprised by the photo of Tony Martin with Tom Dumoulin in street clothes, but then I remembered he is out from a crash. Nobody can kick...
09-23-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By slcbob

There was certainly precedent that the Dutch were...

There was certainly precedent that the Dutch were the team to be beat, but not a ton of it. ;)

In practice, the powerhouse Dutch ladies did well but couldn't overcome the deficit that the German...
09-20-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,346
Posted By slcbob

^ it seems it has been more than just one Sunday...

^ it seems it has been more than just one Sunday in hell for you.

If you wind up in an asylum in Germany, I'll come visit. They have some nice ones in Kansas, too, a little closer to Grain Brain....
09-20-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By slcbob

Steephill.tv is generally on point for your media...

Steephill.tv is generally on point for your media coverage options. It appears NBC Sports has live only. Fubo and Flo also in play.

2021 UCI Road World Championships Live Video, Results, Photos,...
09-20-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,346
Posted By slcbob

Short of a few track events, cycling has an...

Short of a few track events, cycling has an inherent air of attrition to it. I see that the Superclasico attrition has reached epic levels in our little league, only matched by the level of...
09-20-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,346
Posted By slcbob

:eek: Ouch. What a shame.

:eek:

Ouch. What a shame.
09-14-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,346
Posted By slcbob

Another race tomorrow. I think there are only a...

Another race tomorrow. I think there are only a couple dozen more to go. Hang in there, those of you that haven't already hung it up.
09-14-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By slcbob

More on the bidon kid and U12 crit silver...

More on the bidon kid and U12 crit silver medalist.
https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/young-fan-who-led-tour-of-britain-breakaway-presented-as-jumbo-vismas-additional-rider-ahead-of-final-stage
...
09-13-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By slcbob

Tour of Britain. Good racing and a feel good moment.

It was an enjoyable 8 stages. Perhaps moreso (heresy!) not having a fantasy team in the fight. Some strong performances from some new-to-me names, some folks on the B teams bring their A game, and...
09-12-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,257
Posted By slcbob

^ indeed. Also the departure of 2nd sponsor...

^ indeed. Also the departure of 2nd sponsor Premier Tech from Astana, and the return of Vino from his short involuntary sabbatical in the wilderness. Astana is going to be a wacky Kazakhi place to be...
09-07-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,257
Posted By slcbob

I don't fully disagree. I guess what I am...

I don't fully disagree.

I guess what I am saying is that no matter how much we want to stack precedent and implication and rotten fish heads at Eusebio's feet while he bellows guiltily into the...
09-07-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,257
Posted By slcbob

I don't rule out that Uzue could have a hand in...

I don't rule out that Uzue could have a hand in exacerbating things, but the stuff I'm hearing with Erviti in the middle swings the pendulum, in my view from the sofa, toward Lopez having the bigger...
09-06-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,257
Posted By slcbob

It really is a bizarre Bravo-esque Real...

It really is a bizarre Bravo-esque Real Housewives of Pamplona sort of thing.

Unzue's comments in that article touched on both sides of the coin about as even-handedly as one could without...
09-05-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,720
Posted By slcbob

Nope. Just in time.

Nope. Just in time.
09-05-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,063
Posted By slcbob

It looks like a crushing victory in our league...

It looks like a crushing victory in our league and a top 2% overall for dstrong . Muy bueno.
09-05-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By slcbob

Where the heck is Benelux?

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/906x571/benelux_victory_dfa3d0359fb1f76414207d509abd90d3ae3a2fc9.png

...
09-05-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By slcbob

None stop.

None stop.
09-05-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,063
Posted By slcbob

Interesting gossip column spin on the Lopez-Unzue...

Interesting gossip column spin on the Lopez-Unzue relationship at the tail end of this one.
https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/lopez-apologises-and-blames-many-factors-for-vuelta-a-espana-withdrawal/...
09-05-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,346
Posted By slcbob

We can toast la Vuelta that should have been....

We can toast la Vuelta that should have been. Then a round on me for the one that will be el año proximo.
09-05-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,346
Posted By slcbob

I keep looking for smaller ponds in which I can...

I keep looking for smaller ponds in which I can be a bigger fish.
09-05-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,063
Posted By slcbob

I posted an inventory a while back but can't find...

I posted an inventory a while back but can't find it at the moment. That sounds like a great off-season endeavor. I find it's fine to curse and defame but best not to dtm someone lightly in a casual...
09-04-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,063
Posted By slcbob

In my pre-race fantasizing and Velogames team...

In my pre-race fantasizing and Velogames team picking, I glanced briefly at Jack Haig but then discounted him because he would be working for Landa. I did briefly consider the possibility that Landa...
09-04-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By slcbob

They're the low rent team laboring in obscurity...

They're the low rent team laboring in obscurity with no media support. You get what you pay for.

I have not been listening to him and his new colleague this year, so I don't follow the specifics...
09-03-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,063
Posted By slcbob

:troll: :bang: :saweeet: ...

:troll: :bang: :saweeet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQkpes3dgzg
09-03-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,720
Posted By slcbob

A pink lining to a dark cloud? With global...

A pink lining to a dark cloud? With global warming, maybe we'll get more full Giros.
09-03-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,063
Posted By slcbob

Landa is the new & improved Menchov, too. ...

Landa is the new & improved Menchov, too.

Movistar had their trident and so did Ineos. Movistar can still muster some action with the remaining bident. Our Adam could only listen on the radio...
09-02-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,063
Posted By slcbob

Me crushing it in the fantasy Benelux tour is...

Me crushing it in the fantasy Benelux tour is somehow not quite managing to take the edge off my Spain team pedaling squares then sitting up. I'm dropping back through the pack like, and partly...
09-02-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,720
Posted By slcbob

That's a good question. Maybe a harder one to...

That's a good question. Maybe a harder one to answer is "how the heck do they stop them?"
09-02-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,460
Posted By slcbob

Hakuna matata.

Hakuna matata.
09-02-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,460
Posted By slcbob

Speaking of the devil, I saw this go by recently...

Speaking of the devil, I saw this go by recently c/o Google creeper's suggested links, which I blame on having read this thread.
...
09-01-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,720
Posted By slcbob

Good for Egan for giving it a shot today. Pretty...

Good for Egan for giving it a shot today. Pretty surprising that Roglic took the pulls he did, but oh well.

Maybe our Adam will flail at it tomorrow. For a 1-2 punch from Ineos. Well, a mild slap.
08-31-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,063
Posted By slcbob

P.S. I appear to be squandering all my good juju...

P.S. I appear to be squandering all my good juju over in the Benelux tour. That bodes poorly for Mikel. But that can turn around quickly. The smart money probably says it will.
08-31-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,063
Posted By slcbob

Whether by bad luck or bad choices, or both, yes,...

Whether by bad luck or bad choices, or both, yes, we've all got some baggage holding us back.

I do hope that anything interesting in this last week occurs from Lazarusian magnificence out of those...
08-29-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,346
Posted By slcbob

This is me watching canam73 on my trail. Cliffs...

This is me watching canam73 on my trail. Cliffs ahead?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kbTbg00AJU
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