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11-07-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,617
Posted By Caretaker

No waiting for Gaudu. Roglic shows his fighting...

No waiting for Gaudu.
Roglic shows his fighting spirit, Carapaz attacks again, Carthy proves his form on the big climbs and Dan Martin fights off an attack by Mas to hold 4th and prove he can do a...
10-25-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,030
Posted By Caretaker

Sagan isn't a straight sprinter like Cavandish,...

Sagan isn't a straight sprinter like Cavandish, Greipel, or Bennett, he has always played the peloton drifting up to the front at the right moment and riding in the slipstream of other teams before...
10-23-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 13,421
Posted By Caretaker

Czech mate.

Czech mate.
10-21-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,617
Posted By Caretaker

It's turning into a horse race. 11 km to go:...

It's turning into a horse race.

11 km to go: Ponies join the Stage 2 break (2020/vuelta-a-espana)...
10-20-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,367
Posted By Caretaker

He was struggling on the penultimate climb and...

He was struggling on the penultimate climb and didn't look like the Froome of old on the descent but it was on the final cat1 climb that he lost most time. He's going to Israel Start Up Nation next...
10-13-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 13,421
Posted By Caretaker

Team Jumbo jump ship just before start of stage...

Team Jumbo jump ship just before start of stage 10.
10-06-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 13,421
Posted By Caretaker

Big disappointment for Bora, they worked hard to...

Big disappointment for Bora, they worked hard to get Sagan in position but he comes 2nd again.
10-05-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,330
Posted By Caretaker

Yes nothing is 'unbelievable' in a social media...

Yes nothing is 'unbelievable' in a social media driven world.

Hope the guy is back racing soon.
09-24-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,149
Posted By Caretaker

Take a sport that's huge in my country Ireland,...

Take a sport that's huge in my country Ireland, Rugby (Union), it's riddled with PEDs but no one gives a ****.
Cycling is doping click bait.
09-23-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,030
Posted By Caretaker

There's a fine line between winning and coming...

There's a fine line between winning and coming 2nd or 3rd and Sagan's the wrong side of that line for now. He's perfectly aware of this and knows it isn't something that can be put right by just...
09-22-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,149
Posted By Caretaker

Two things animate people on here, doping and...

Two things animate people on here, doping and Valverde doing something amazing on a bike.
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,443
Posted By Caretaker

Electrify her.

Electrify her.
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,840
Posted By Caretaker

The OP is unlikely to lose any significant weight...

The OP is unlikely to lose any significant weight just by taking up cycling. Needs to change diet as well as exercising more.
Forum: Touring
02-11-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,423
Posted By Caretaker

I try not to tour in boring places, on busy roads...

I try not to tour in boring places, on busy roads or industrial areas so I like to hear what's going on while admiring the view. Definitely no ear phones/buds.
Forum: Touring
10-24-19, 02:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,617
Posted By Caretaker

He doesn't have to pay anything, just list it...

He doesn't have to pay anything, just list it somewhere else that doesn't require a payment in a foreign currency , or any currency for that matter, with the extra charges added. He's unlikely to...
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,617
Posted By Caretaker

You could always go to CrazyGuyOnABike (CGOAB)...

You could always go to CrazyGuyOnABike (CGOAB) where they have a forum and a classified ad section where donations are accepted but not required.
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,617
Posted By Caretaker

Don't bother unsubscribing just don't post. You...

Don't bother unsubscribing just don't post. You might change your mind down the road.
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,306
Posted By Caretaker

The fellowship will be missing on the Levante...

The fellowship will be missing on the Levante until you get to Zamora. On the Norte staying in Albergues you will meet plenty of walkers and some cyclists but only occasionally on the road. The...
Forum: Touring
10-14-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,306
Posted By Caretaker

Doing the northern Camino in Spain I found...

Doing the northern Camino in Spain I found restaurants did a 'pilgrim menu' for about 10 from 7pm. Normally in Spain the cook/chef only arrives around 8.30pm at the earliest.
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,306
Posted By Caretaker

Yes I've done two, or more accurately 1 & 0.85....

Yes I've done two, or more accurately 1 & 0.85. The first (0.85) was the Levante from Valencia which I didn't complete because I had an accident and end up doing the last 250kms by bus. The other I...
09-29-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,003
Posted By Caretaker

I'm just glad Valverde isn't world champion any...

I'm just glad Valverde isn't world champion any more. It was bad for cycling to have a guy as world champion who blood doped, fought the proven case on technicalities, got a three year suspension but...
07-30-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,618
Posted By Caretaker

TdF 2019 Photos

Great photo spread on the Tour in the Guardian online. If you left-click on the photos the i (information icon) on the right side will get you the caption.
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07-28-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,055
Posted By Caretaker

The green jersey is the one they award to the...

The green jersey is the one they award to the rider who does the most wheelies in the last 3 kms. of each stage.
07-27-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,543
Posted By Caretaker

He's 5th over 2 minutes off the podium.

He's 5th over 2 minutes off the podium.
07-25-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,404
Posted By Caretaker

There's a heatwave across parts of Europe and the...

There's a heatwave across parts of Europe and the spectator probably thought he/she was being helpful. It's more normal to hold out a bottle of water for a rider to take if he wants and pour over...
07-24-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,518
Posted By Caretaker

Right and some big name riders who know they...

Right and some big name riders who know they haven't the form for GC will purposely lose time on a stage so they will, in subsequent stages, be allowed get in the breakaway to target stage wins....
07-22-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,362
Posted By Caretaker

Doesn't surprise me. I still prefer...

Doesn't surprise me.

I still prefer Alaphilippe's public persona and how he conducts himself both on and off the bike.
07-20-19, 02:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,362
Posted By Caretaker

Well they got the ITT wrong.

Well they got the ITT wrong.
07-19-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,243
Posted By Caretaker

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrissmith/2012/08/24...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrissmith/2012/08/24/why-its-time-to-legalize-steroids-in-professional-sports/#23180eb865d2

I've read the article which is nearly all about baseball and it seems the...
07-07-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,816
Posted By Caretaker

When sprinters can and often do pull out half way...

When sprinters can and often do pull out half way through a GT I don't really see the validity of 'records' in this regard.
06-26-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,269
Posted By Caretaker

This from the guy who objected to me not putting...

This from the guy who objected to me not putting the words 'Spoiler Alert' in the thread title.

https://www.bikeforums.net/professional-cycling-fans/1171643-liege-bastogne-liege-2019-a.html
05-19-19, 02:22 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,384
Posted By Caretaker

Worse. At least the French moto-cops keep a...

Worse. At least the French moto-cops keep a certain amount of order and on TdF climbs the proportion of crazies to genuine enthusiastic but responsible fans is a lot less.
Forum: Touring
05-16-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By Caretaker

Take the R336 west from Galway, then the R340/2/1...

Take the R336 west from Galway, then the R340/2/1 to Clifden, then the N59 to Lenane. Continue on the N59 to Westport, do the Westport greenway cyclepath to Achill Island which you might like to tour...
Forum: Touring
12-15-18, 04:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,078
Posted By Caretaker

I think 'personal achievement' is a better...

I think 'personal achievement' is a better description of the feeling I get having completed a multi-week tour. There may come a day when E-assist is the only option but until then it isn't one I'd...
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