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10-18-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,594
Posted By eriksbliss

From an article in this week's Sports...

From an article in this week's Sports Illustrated, regarding the cyclist witnesses: "After years of keeping secrets, and of what the USADA report calls significant pressure and attacks from the...
10-17-12, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 100,797
Posted By eriksbliss

"Due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence...

"Due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade, it is with great sadness that we have terminated our contract with...
10-16-12, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 100,797
Posted By eriksbliss

When will people on BF stop claiming that they...

When will people on BF stop claiming that they are much faster riders than they really are?
10-15-12, 10:12 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,594
Posted By eriksbliss

They missed one of my favorites: ...

They missed one of my favorites: http://www.amazon.com/Heroes-Villains-Velodromes-Britains-Revolution/dp/000726531X
10-12-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 100,797
Posted By eriksbliss

Oh my GOD, man, he called you a "little pack...

Oh my GOD, man, he called you a "little pack dog"! :eek: On a public forum! No effin' way! You're not going to just sit there and take that, are you? :fight:
10-12-12, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,406
Posted By eriksbliss

I don't know about that one. My understanding of...

I don't know about that one. My understanding of the judge's rulings in the SCA case (that led to the settlement) is not that he found that Lance didn't cheat, but that, under the terms of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-09, 12:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,158
Posted By eriksbliss

The French: "Victory is secondary." Victories...

The French: "Victory is secondary." Victories in the last twenty-four Tours = zero.

Johan Bruyneel: "'We Might As Well Win.'" Wins in the last eleven Tours = nine.

Just sayin'. I'm all for...
08-26-09, 12:47 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,612
Posted By eriksbliss

I suck so bad, people can draft in front of me.

I suck so bad, people can draft in front of me.
08-03-09, 02:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,676
Posted By eriksbliss

Hmm. I would have bet the farm that such an...

Hmm. I would have bet the farm that such an authoritative quote about losing would have come from a Frenchman.
07-29-09, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3,163
Views: 103,766
Posted By eriksbliss

I actually read threads like these when I'm in...

I actually read threads like these when I'm in need of some civil and sophisticated discourse. And if you don't believe that, you should spend some time on the youth soccer forum I follow.
07-27-09, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By eriksbliss

What non-cyclists are reading about Lance and Alberto . . .

From a prominent football writer on SI.com:

"It's a great accomplishment that a man can sit out of such a competitive sport and then return as one of the oldest men in the race and finish third in...
07-19-09, 10:08 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,237
Posted By eriksbliss

Yeah, Garmin should lose their 501(c)(3) status! ...

Yeah, Garmin should lose their 501(c)(3) status!

And here I thought it was a bike race.

December 28, 2003. Cardinals (4-12) beat Vikings (9-7) on a last-play touchdown. Vikings are eliminated...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By eriksbliss

KED Zeitfahren Short helmet. One for me, too,...

KED Zeitfahren Short helmet. One for me, too, please.
07-15-09, 01:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,907
Posted By eriksbliss

^^^ I hear you on S4, if that is what...

^^^

I hear you on S4, if that is what happened. I read the same comments. I tried to see from the video if it was AC who was first off the back of the gap, but couldn't tell. Any video I saw of...
07-15-09, 09:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,907
Posted By eriksbliss

I can't believe that I'm wading into this...

I can't believe that I'm wading into this contentious pool, but . . .

I think that Lance needs to be careful in saying the team will support the "strongest" rider. Maybe choose a different word. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-09, 09:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,401
Posted By eriksbliss

Oh, wait . . . "Watch out Virginians." I thought...

Oh, wait . . . "Watch out Virginians." I thought this thread was going to be about Mario Cippolini or something.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-09, 09:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,953
Posted By eriksbliss

Yeah, the thread is just like LeMond: old and...

Yeah, the thread is just like LeMond: old and generally uninteresting, and just when you think it/he has faded into the horizon it/he pops back up and mouths off in an effort to remain relevant.
07-06-09, 03:51 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 10,549
Posted By eriksbliss

3) What is this stuff from Wilcockson about how...

3) What is this stuff from Wilcockson about how the "breeze" helped the later riders? I'm no scientist, but I was fairly sure that, as a general rule (so not accounting for hills, buildings,...
07-06-09, 03:48 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 10,549
Posted By eriksbliss

1) I don't know whether a 37-and-3/4-year-old...

1) I don't know whether a 37-and-3/4-year-old guy can keep this up. But it's damn fun to watch him try. Cancer or not, just seeing a guy that old ride like he does is inspirational.

2) I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 24,088
Posted By eriksbliss

WADR . . . I was watching some bike race in...

WADR . . . I was watching some bike race in France on TV last Saturday, and saw cyclists trying to negotiate a winding downhill. Some guy named Millar locked up his brakes and skidded out twice to...
Replies: 31
Views: 2,583
Posted By eriksbliss

Seemed like a good time to share my basic gear...

Seemed like a good time to share my basic gear chart (attached), for newbies who want one.

I have a more elaborate version with RPM and MPH columns and some pretty colors, but that makes it too...
Replies: 31
Views: 2,583
Posted By eriksbliss

And my wife says surfing the Internet is a waste...

And my wife says surfing the Internet is a waste of time. Whatever -- I just got some useful gearing information on one of my match sprint competitors.

And, you're not "lazy." It's just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 03:26 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 13,378
Posted By eriksbliss

Three lefts make a right.

Three lefts make a right.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By eriksbliss

Hey, science types (doping question) . . .

"Silence-Lotto's Thomas Dekker will miss the Tour de France after testing positive for the banned blood-booster EPO, his team announced on Wednesday. The sample was originally taken on December 24,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 09:01 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 13,378
Posted By eriksbliss

Shame on everyone who didn't see the wisdom of...

Shame on everyone who didn't see the wisdom of ending the thread with this pithy full-circle post.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 04:28 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 13,378
Posted By eriksbliss

Why? These aren't the sorts of questions you...

Why? These aren't the sorts of questions you find worth considering (as self-indulgent and pseudo-philosophical as I may have phrased them)? I expected more from you PCad. You don't seem like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 04:09 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 13,378
Posted By eriksbliss

Whoa, hold the phone -- you mean Lance used to...

Whoa, hold the phone -- you mean Lance used to have cancer?

(;))

Here's an interesting aspect of this (at least to me): does Lance get a pass from the American media because he had cancer and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 12:17 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 13,378
Posted By eriksbliss

^^^ remove the earrings, turn to sepia, and let's...

^^^ remove the earrings, turn to sepia, and let's have a look.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By eriksbliss

Swissstop Green Flash FTW, in any conditions. ...

Swissstop Green Flash FTW, in any conditions. Only downside is price.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-09, 04:50 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 13,378
Posted By eriksbliss

Agreed, as fixed. There can exist good and bad...

Agreed, as fixed. There can exist good and bad in the same person, and the good doesn't necessarily excuse the bad. I greatly admire and respect his determination, inspiration, and charity. And I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-09, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By eriksbliss

Another message from the cycling gods . . .

It all started with my telling my wife, on our anniverary (yesterday) that, yes I was riding, but it would be a "short ride."

I'm three miles from home and the front tube blows. I hop off,...
06-25-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,930
Posted By eriksbliss

I have to disagree. I don't get the same...

I have to disagree. I don't get the same visceral cringe from this picture as I do to seeing one with body-ground contact. Maybe I'm just less imaginative than botto.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,897
Posted By eriksbliss

You should move to San Diego and join the team: ...

You should move to San Diego and join the team: http://www.pistapalace.com/ppab.html.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-09, 09:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,732
Posted By eriksbliss

^^^ Fail. As the owner of two Bianchi's, I love...

^^^ Fail. As the owner of two Bianchi's, I love my Celeste. I've got lots of it on both bikes with my bar tape (Fizik), keirin grips (Champs), bottle cages (Elite), saddle (Fizik), and cable...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-09, 09:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,881
Posted By eriksbliss

This is good news, but . . . For those of us...

This is good news, but . . . For those of us whose HDTV is LCD (and not plasma), there tends to be some blur when live action is being covered by close cameras in motion. Shot of a flowing soccer...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-09, 11:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,957
Posted By eriksbliss

Of course, maybe the real question is whether a...

Of course, maybe the real question is whether a guy my size wearing that much stars-and-stripes fabric would be mistaken for a Chevrolet dealership.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-09, 11:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,957
Posted By eriksbliss

www.pearlizumi.com, with the "Slipstream" stuff,...

www.pearlizumi.com, with the "Slipstream" stuff, $100.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-09, 11:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,957
Posted By eriksbliss

Thanks, I appreciate it. But I doubt that you...

Thanks, I appreciate it. But I doubt that you will slow the others down any.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-09, 10:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,957
Posted By eriksbliss

I know, "wear what you want," but . . .

Pearl Izumi (a jersey that fits me well) just came out with a replica of the Garmin (favorite team) Zabriskie (favorite rider) "Captain America" jersey (and America is my favorite country:)). It's...
06-23-09, 10:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,000
Posted By eriksbliss

"Although wearing the traditional number 1 of the...

"Although wearing the traditional number 1 of the defending champion, Ullrich was still working to lose his typical 'winter weight.'"
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-09, 09:34 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,541
Posted By eriksbliss

Actually, I covet the Celeste garden hose -- is...

Actually, I covet the Celeste garden hose -- is that under "accessories" on the Bianchi.com Web store?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-09, 02:16 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 43,591
Posted By eriksbliss

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By eriksbliss

I've got to have one of these -- I've been dying...

I've got to have one of these -- I've been dying to know how much "air" I'm catching on my TT-bike training runs.

And, wow, if you thought headphones and PowerTaps inspired debate separately, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-09, 04:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,203
Posted By eriksbliss

Has someone actually told you that?

Has someone actually told you that?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-09, 01:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,461
Posted By eriksbliss

From what I see, I don't think there is a 1.0...

From what I see, I don't think there is a 1.0 correlation between owning a power meter and "training," period.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-09, 10:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,953
Posted By eriksbliss

No, cantilevers. Disc brakes are not legal in...

No, cantilevers. Disc brakes are not legal in UCI races and, although I don't and never will race in a UCI-sponsored event, I still respect rules like that. (Which is why I have also never bought a...
06-03-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,535
Posted By eriksbliss

The guy who never works a whit and then, when a...

The guy who never works a whit and then, when a guy/group goes off the front, yells "close the gap!"
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-09, 08:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,953
Posted By eriksbliss

1) "Last guy, who doesn't own a bike . . ." ...

1) "Last guy, who doesn't own a bike . . ."

2) While generally accepted in Grand Tours, I'm not sure it's so cool to pull it out the bottom of your shorts and whiz on the side of the road while...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,953
Posted By eriksbliss

Oh, come on, lighten up a little. I made the...

Oh, come on, lighten up a little. I made the joke fairly short and vague. I know it was a despicable incident and all, but still . . .



Bad assessment of causality: I am no fan of Armstrong....
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