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Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,078
Posted By gpsblake

1. Weight - the $200 will be lighter and pack...

1. Weight - the $200 will be lighter and pack into a smaller size
2 Quality of poles - easily rectifiable with a $15 set to poles at Amazon or store

That's about it, with a $200 tent, you are...
Forum: Touring
09-22-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By gpsblake

Done several tours on a Walmart Schwinn...

Done several tours on a Walmart Schwinn Sidewinder including two nearly 2,000 milers. Never a problem with the bike itself... Just the ordinary occasional flat, one loose screw from the rack I put...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,607
Posted By gpsblake

Nancy rarely toured with the her family, she was...

Nancy rarely toured with the her family, she was always in Utah or doing media interviews in the United States or fundraising. People noticed she didn't have any tan marks at all from cycling.
...
07-28-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,091
Posted By gpsblake

Duh... yea, your right. Roads are always narrow...

Duh... yea, your right. Roads are always narrow and a cyclist coming down at 50mph vs a climbing going 8mph would make for some nightmares and close calls. And of course, the fans who pack in the...
07-28-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,903
Posted By gpsblake

because it's impossible for a GC contender to...

because it's impossible for a GC contender to make up that kind of time even with his entire team backing him on a flat stage. Peloton with the yellow would never allow it and 150 riders vs a team of...
07-27-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,826
Posted By gpsblake

In the end, even without the traditional cycling...

In the end, even without the traditional cycling train. Team Sky Team Ineos finishes 1-2 except a non-Anglophile has finally won the event.

I have no idea what Ineos does or sells.
07-26-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,984
Posted By gpsblake

Odds makers have it all but certain that Egan...

Odds makers have it all but certain that Egan Bernal is going to win the Tour de france, now at 1/8

Julian Alaphillipe has dropped to 33 to 1 odds.
07-26-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,125
Posted By gpsblake

But that early in the stage???? If you are in the...

But that early in the stage???? If you are in the yellow, shouldn't Alaphilipe been riding his wheel? And if Alaphilipe couldn't match Bernal dropping 2 minutes early in the race, then perhaps this...
07-26-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,091
Posted By gpsblake

I know it's too late but why not do tomorrow's...

I know it's too late but why not do tomorrow's stage as a double climb on the same mountain? They go up, down, and then back up again.

One thing though, it is going to be nuts racing tomorrow and...
07-26-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,125
Posted By gpsblake

If you did that, people would be going bonkers...

If you did that, people would be going bonkers that the French were fixing the race for Alaphilippe.

But how in the world did Alaphilippe allow Bernal to get so far ahead of him in the first...
07-25-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,647
Posted By gpsblake

Odds after stage 18, wide, wide open tour...

Odds after stage 18, wide, wide open tour still.... Don't think a yellow jersey this late in the tour has been such an underdog. Kruijswijk's stock dropped.

Egan Bernal 11/8
Thibaut Pinot 11/4...
07-25-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,727
Posted By gpsblake

Somehow, I don't think Nairo was thanking his...

Somehow, I don't think Nairo was thanking his team after the stage win today. (and not just today).
Forum: Touring
07-24-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,947
Posted By gpsblake

Saw this late, but I think the section around...

Saw this late, but I think the section around Point of Rocks might be completely closed without an alternative including road ride.

The W&OD is a good alternative BUT you miss on seeing the...
Forum: Touring
07-24-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,207
Posted By gpsblake

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I use these. They are awesome.
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Forum: Touring
07-24-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,207
Posted By gpsblake

I've done all my tours on a department store bike...

I've done all my tours on a department store bike (Schwinn). Never really a problem outside the normal stuff like flats, and a lose bolt. I always mod the bike a little bit, putting on steel pedals...
07-24-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,091
Posted By gpsblake

This year has been a very refreshing change from...

This year has been a very refreshing change from the Team Sky Team Ineos train up the mountains. Did Team Ineos cut way back on the budget over what Team Sky did last year?

Most wide open race at...
07-24-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,984
Posted By gpsblake

Tell you what, it's nice to see the Tour wide...

Tell you what, it's nice to see the Tour wide open at this point without any clear favorite and without the infamous Sky Ineos train being a factor this year.
07-24-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,647
Posted By gpsblake

Interesting to see the odds shifting. ...

Interesting to see the odds shifting.

Thibaut Pinot 13/8
Egan Bernal 4/1
Geraint Thomas 7/2
Julian Alaphilippe 6/1
Steven Kruijswijk 15/2

Yesterday, Thomas was almost paying 2 to 1.
05-18-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,311
Posted By gpsblake

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05-18-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,311
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: 4,311
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: 4,311
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: 2,267
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: 3,412
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: 4,524
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: 3,412
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: 4,524
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: 895
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: 15,460
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: 3,296
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: 15,460
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: 536
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: 800
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: 3,296
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: 1,847
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: 76
Views: 4,001
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: 15,460
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: 1,847
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: 6,795
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: 3,296
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: 15,460
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: 15,460
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: 15,460
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: 6,795
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: 1,107
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: 815
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: 1,847
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: 1,847
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: 1,847
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: 1,107
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.
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