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05-18-19, 10:02 PM
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Posted By gpsblake

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05-18-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,147
Posted By gpsblake

And it's over. He had to go to the hospital...

And it's over. He had to go to the hospital yesterday, complaining of chest pain, back pain, leg pain, shortness of breath, narrow vision.... The day before he bought what would have been the biggest...
05-16-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,147
Posted By gpsblake

Forgot to post this, a picture of his laptop now...

Forgot to post this, a picture of his laptop now fixed, with... you guess it, a pack of Camel cigarettes. He's a habitual smoker among being 510 pounds. After promising he had quit smoking cigarettes...
05-16-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,147
Posted By gpsblake

Averaging 1.4 miles a day, estimated date of...

Averaging 1.4 miles a day, estimated date of arrival in San Diego is March 17, 2023.

5/14/19 - 0 miles, sunbathing at hotel, now claims he needs a few days for the parts for his laptop.
5/13/19 -...
12-03-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,954
Posted By gpsblake

I'll mess his commentary, especially when he was...

I'll mess his commentary, especially when he was giving historical on the sights, buildings, and scenery of the Tour de France.
08-16-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,811
Posted By gpsblake

It would create potential chaos on top of...

It would create potential chaos on top of mountain stages if both were together. The tour is already crowded with support vehicles and media. Adding a women's race at the same time as the men's race...
08-11-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,542
Posted By gpsblake

How about having a few stages ending say in a...

How about having a few stages ending say in a auto-racing stadium. 10,000s of watch them do a final lap or two around a stadium setting up and would be incredibly easy for it to be televised. Fans...
08-11-18, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,811
Posted By gpsblake

A continental team could probably put on a woman...

A continental team could probably put on a woman but the team goal would be to support her finishing in the allotted time, not to actually win races. She would have to stay near the end of the...
08-07-18, 08:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,542
Posted By gpsblake

Ratings were dismal this year for the TDF, some...

Ratings were dismal this year for the TDF, some days didn't even crack the top 150 of cable programs for the day or a 0.02 rating (that means only 2 out of 10,000 people) That means advertising...
Forum: Touring
07-27-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 718
Posted By gpsblake

A couple of reasons. 1) One GPS full screen...

A couple of reasons.

1) One GPS full screen with the map, the other with data fields.

2) Person is using one GPS to geocache with and doesn't want to mess with his mileage stats. I used two...
07-25-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,626
Posted By gpsblake

Yup, you don't see other teams doing it because...

Yup, you don't see other teams doing it because they can't do it. It's a strategy that has worked for years yet no other team can copy it.
07-25-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,830
Posted By gpsblake

People said at the Giro that Froome was done,...

People said at the Giro that Froome was done, then we had this superman effort at Stage 19

Giro d'Italia 2018: Stage 19 Results | Cyclingnews.com...
07-24-18, 10:42 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,626
Posted By gpsblake

I'm going to do with Quitana Quintana. He...

I'm going to do with Quitana Quintana. He usually gets better on the 3rd week of the tour but it won't be enough time to really make a difference. He'll win by 10 to 15 seconds.

But it's going to...
07-24-18, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By gpsblake

I usually cover this each year here just didn't...

I usually cover this each year here just didn't have time this year. All it takes however is one good day for Craddock to ruin his chances at the red jersey and we've seen it before. One breakaway is...
07-23-18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By gpsblake

They look like Garmin Edge 1030's to me with...

They look like Garmin Edge 1030's to me with some of the riders.
07-22-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,830
Posted By gpsblake

Thomas now a slight favorite over Froome for the...

Thomas now a slight favorite over Froome for the win. Thomas is 6/5, Froome is 6/4
07-21-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,543
Posted By gpsblake

Coverage is just a mess this year. Going to just...

Coverage is just a mess this year. Going to just watch it on Eurosport online. (sorry, not allowed to post the link against TOS here)
07-20-18, 10:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,192
Posted By gpsblake

Agree. That video is just reckless cycling.

Agree. That video is just reckless cycling.
07-19-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,626
Posted By gpsblake

Nibali is out with a fractured collar bone I'm...

Nibali is out with a fractured collar bone I'm hearing different stories of what actually happened, he either collided with a police motorcycle or a fan while a smoke flair was going off.

A shame.
07-19-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,543
Posted By gpsblake

Good god, the TDF on NBCSN just got bumped by...

Good god, the TDF on NBCSN just got bumped by something called the "Professional Fight League". I get the feeling NBCSN is bleeding money this year, possibly due to the Froome scandal or just...
07-19-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,762
Posted By gpsblake

Off road cycling is actually doing pretty good in...

Off road cycling is actually doing pretty good in the USA but it's not the big money of road cycling. Quite a few guys make the transition from off-road cycling to road cycling, Cadel Evans comes to...
07-19-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,830
Posted By gpsblake

It's interesting, I think it was Greg LeMond who...

It's interesting, I think it was Greg LeMond who had to fight off his own teammate at one time. And Thomas is a very good time trialist winning the British Time Trail championships.

I did find...
07-18-18, 08:39 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,626
Posted By gpsblake

I've never seen Chris Froome use an inhaler...

I've never seen Chris Froome use an inhaler during a race. Just curious why that is.
07-18-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,626
Posted By gpsblake

Hummm, they've apparently disqualified Kittel,...

Hummm, they've apparently disqualified Kittel, Cavendish, and another sprinter for not finishing the race on time. I wonder if this was intentional as others have surpassed them as sprinters.
07-18-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,626
Posted By gpsblake

Once again, the same tactics for Sky and once...

Once again, the same tactics for Sky and once again, nothing anyone can do about it. Nice to see Thomas take the stage though.
07-15-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,762
Posted By gpsblake

What also hurts the USA in cycling is there is no...

What also hurts the USA in cycling is there is no high school or college programs to develop the talent.
07-14-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By gpsblake

The race radio Paul is always listening to. Is it...

The race radio Paul is always listening to. Is it in French and do all teams also have a separate frequency???
07-14-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By gpsblake

Teams would exploit that rule with fake...

Teams would exploit that rule with fake mechanical breakdowns.
07-14-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,543
Posted By gpsblake

Has anyone noticed the ads for kids toys during...

Has anyone noticed the ads for kids toys during the race? The bouncy ball and doll pillows???? Seems sponsors from just two years ago have stopped advertising. Bicycle manufactures have no reason...
07-14-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,543
Posted By gpsblake

They also got real ratings problems. The Thursday...

They also got real ratings problems. The Thursday 8pm TDF broadcast didn't even crack the top 150 of cable programs for the day, which means they had a viewer rating of less than 0.03 (that means...
07-14-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,543
Posted By gpsblake

TDF got bumped from NBCSN yesterday and bumped...

TDF got bumped from NBCSN yesterday and bumped today until the midnight broadcast.
07-14-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By gpsblake

A few years ago they tried it as an experiment on...

A few years ago they tried it as an experiment on one of the stages of the TDF.
06-11-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 33,756
Posted By gpsblake

They got him, unless an appeal will reduce the...

They got him, unless an appeal will reduce the sentence, he'll die in prison or in a very controlled environment when he gets elderly. Looking through the youtube videos about the case, but the one...
Forum: Touring
06-11-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By gpsblake

US 176 all the way to Dixiana just outside of...

US 176 all the way to Dixiana just outside of Columbia, old Wire Road, then 12th street will take you right to Columbia. Then I would recommend taking SC 215 out of Columbia, connect to US 176 again...
06-10-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,254
Posted By gpsblake

What I have noticed is if the cyclist...

What I have noticed is if the cyclist killed/severely injured is a "cyclist", aka has the right fit, belongs to cycling club, etc.... it gets plenty of coverage including memorial rides and...
05-22-18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By gpsblake

Driver who hit cyclist on Natchez Trace Parkway pleads guilty

Being rich has privileges. (he was a prep school dean).

https://brentwoodhomepage.com/driver-who-hit-cyclist-on-natchez-trace-parkway-pleads-guilty/

The driver who hit a cyclist on the Natchez...
Forum: Touring
05-01-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,431
Posted By gpsblake

The bicycle itself, a Schwinn Sidewinder on all...

The bicycle itself, a Schwinn Sidewinder on all my bike tours.
04-19-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By gpsblake

April 19th is a very bad day to choose for a...

April 19th is a very bad day to choose for a "National bicycle day".
Forum: Touring
03-25-18, 11:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,904
Posted By gpsblake

I used the Garmin 62s when I did my 2016 tour and...

I used the Garmin 62s when I did my 2016 tour and a Garmin Etrex Legend all the way back in 2005. You really can't go wrong with the 64 (modernized version of the 62). Just pop in 2 AA's and you're...
03-21-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3,008
Views: 106,877
Posted By gpsblake

Those automated cars have a higher standard to...

Those automated cars have a higher standard to meet than a human driver. A person crossing the road the way that woman did at night and considering the highway, I can see how easily it would be to...
Forum: Touring
02-27-18, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By gpsblake

Indian Rock Campground is the only one I can...

Indian Rock Campground is the only one I can think of, near York. You can also stealth camp but options with that are limited considering the terrain the trail follows.
12-18-17, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By gpsblake

The punishment didn't fit the crime and obviously...

The punishment didn't fit the crime and obviously too late to fix now. What should have happened is he get docked enough points to make it impossible for him to have won the green jersey but allowed...
12-18-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,595
Posted By gpsblake

The solution is to either get rid of the "doctors...

The solution is to either get rid of the "doctors exemptions" where cyclist can get a doctor to allow them to take a prescription that others are not allowed to take at all. Or allow all athletes to...
12-13-17, 06:45 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,595
Posted By gpsblake

It's amazing how many professional cyclist suffer...

It's amazing how many professional cyclist suffer from asthma. (ie I think it's a way to legally dope).

https://cyclingtips.com/2016/04/why-do-so-many-elite-cyclists-have-asthma/
09-25-17, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By gpsblake

But a jury will think otherwise. Prosecutors know...

But a jury will think otherwise. Prosecutors know this. It's probably also the problem with making tougher laws against killing cyclist is that a jury will not convict. And then even if they get the...
09-25-17, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By gpsblake

or this scenario... You are drunk, you hit a...

or this scenario... You are drunk, you hit a cyclist and drive away....

Next day, you turn yourself in, claim you thought you hit a deer, but then found out it was a human.

And you're almost...
09-20-17, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By gpsblake

The DUI would make the case much, much, much...

The DUI would make the case much, much, much stronger against him and possibly 2nd degree murder along with other charges the DA could have tacked on.

The current system rewards people who are...
09-20-17, 12:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,406
Posted By gpsblake

Considering the work truck in the photo is parked...

Considering the work truck in the photo is parked in the bike lane opposing the traffic direction leads me to think they had a valid purpose of being there, a repair perhaps of some kind. Did the OP...
09-20-17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By gpsblake

Why it pays to hit and run if you are drunk and kill a cyclist.

This is why laws need to be changed to stop rewarding drunks who flee the scene after striking cyclist.

Wife turns her drunk-driver husband over to police for fatal hit-and-run of a cyclist in...
09-15-17, 11:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,866
Posted By gpsblake

While it makes for better TV with the mountain...

While it makes for better TV with the mountain stages, I prefer the TDF because it gives a wide range of variety which encourages sprinters to remain the race after/during the mountain stages.

We...
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