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09-27-03, 11:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,621
Posted By easyrider

HEE HEE:D

HEE HEE:D
09-01-03, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By easyrider

Huh? Where is the confusion here? With CSC he...

Huh? Where is the confusion here? With CSC he DID do well. He won Liege-Bastogne-Liege, finished fourth in the TdF (winning a stage), won the Tour of Romandie...

And the money DID follow. It is...
08-19-03, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By easyrider

I think that Phonak is making overtures to both...

I think that Phonak is making overtures to both in hopes of getting one. Either rider would get them the TdF invite that they desire. Having both would create an expensive mess. If one signs look...
08-16-03, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By easyrider

I'll tell you who I won't pick. Van Petegem. ...

I'll tell you who I won't pick. Van Petegem. The course doesn't suit him at all and he really hasn't shown since his Flanders - Paris-Roubaix wins. Certainly those wins alone are conrnerstones of...
08-07-03, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By easyrider

Categorizing riders is tougher than it first...

Categorizing riders is tougher than it first appears. It seems easy to say that Virenque is a pure climber. But he won Paris-Tours in a Jacky Durand type of move. Is he a climber? Sure. But is...
08-05-03, 09:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,251
Posted By easyrider

Ullrich wasn't waving off his team car. He was...

Ullrich wasn't waving off his team car. He was waving off the television crew. When it looks like the camera is right up his butt, remember that is the television crew, not his team car. I believe...
08-05-03, 09:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,740
Posted By easyrider

A few thoughts: A year or two age LeMond...

A few thoughts:

A year or two age LeMond insinuated (in an interview) that Lance may be a doper. People lit up his message board (on his site) telling him to rot in hell.
He lost points with...
07-19-03, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By easyrider

Pantani attacked teammate Garzelli when he was...

Pantani attacked teammate Garzelli when he was winning the Giro a few years ago. No way in heck this deal ever goes through. Pantani can't help Ullrich when he is minutes behind him on a climb and...
07-12-03, 10:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,193
Posted By easyrider

They're doing what they get paid to do. They...

They're doing what they get paid to do. They ride in the group, risk their lives at obscene speeds to win sprint stages, get on the covers of magazines, etc.

Nobody is paying them to waste...
07-12-03, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,193
Posted By easyrider

No. No mountain wins for Petacchi. All ten...

No. No mountain wins for Petacchi. All ten Grand Tour wins were bunch sprints.
07-12-03, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 736
Posted By easyrider

RacerX is right. In my Fantasy Giro League...

RacerX is right. In my Fantasy Giro League nearly every team manager picked Petacchi as one of their sprinters (allowed 3 from a list of 10). So, even before his 6 stage-win outburst, he was...
07-12-03, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,193
Posted By easyrider

And so many people think that Cipo didn't deserve...

And so many people think that Cipo didn't deserve a ride because he has a history of dropping out...

Shall we now ban Petacchi from the event in favor of yet another crap French team that will...
07-10-03, 08:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 996
Posted By easyrider

Hilarious! He, and his crap team, proceeded to...

Hilarious! He, and his crap team, proceeded to lose HUGE time in the Team Time Trial and he dropped (like a rock) from Yellow to 112th in one day. Easily the worst showing since Alex Stieda and the...
07-07-03, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 688
Posted By easyrider

That seems to be the story line. But is the...

That seems to be the story line. But is the USPService really going to fork out millions per year to have a Spaniard contend in the TdF? Is there really a return on that investment? Is it far...
07-02-03, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By easyrider

Jaime65, Sadly, I think that Rumsas did the...

Jaime65,

Sadly, I think that Rumsas did the sport a bit of a favor by proving (in my opinion) that a rider can do a Grand Tour doped to the gills, get tested twice and pass with flying colors,...
06-30-03, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 996
Posted By easyrider

I was hoping someone would be short sighted...

I was hoping someone would be short sighted enough to show that they believe that is a viable excuse.

It is an international event like no other and has an obligation to the fans of the sport to...
06-30-03, 11:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 996
Posted By easyrider

The question is not whether Cipo should be in the...

The question is not whether Cipo should be in the Tour or not. The question is: Who deserves to be in the Tour more, Cipo's team (which also includes potential stage winner Lombardi and solid...
06-28-03, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 950
Posted By easyrider

I hesitated before I made the analogy to golf...

I hesitated before I made the analogy to golf because, obviously, it is far easier to participate in, and hope to win, golf's majors than in three three-week grand tours.

However, there is still...
06-27-03, 02:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 950
Posted By easyrider

And this is probably BAD for the sport as a...

And this is probably BAD for the sport as a whole. Viewership and season long interest are greater if the major events are afforded equal priority. I recognize that a rider can't do all three Grand...
06-27-03, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 996
Posted By easyrider

You pretty clearly don't work in the sports...

You pretty clearly don't work in the sports promotions business.

Cipo abandons? Big deal. What percent drop out every year? There are a huge number of abandons. Cipo has won FOUR consecutive...
06-27-03, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By easyrider

Whether Kirchen would have won if he had sprinted...

Whether Kirchen would have won if he had sprinted it out isn't really important here. What is important is that he got beat with his hands up and looks like a total idiot (deservedly so).
06-25-03, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By easyrider

Partially right. The team is: The full Team...

Partially right. The team is:

The full Team Telekom includes Mario Aerts, Rolf Aldag, Santiago Botero, Matthias Kessler, Andreas Klöden, Daniele Nardello, Paolo Savoldelli, Alexandre Vinokourov,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-03, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By easyrider

It looks like they tried to hide the nipples...

It looks like they tried to hide the nipples behind the fork and seat stays.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-03, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By easyrider

Thanks. I should have congratulated Seaman0555...

Thanks. I should have congratulated Seaman0555 in my post. This is certainly an exciting time in my life and obviously in his as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-03, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By easyrider

I wouldn't laugh too loudly. Scientific studies...

I wouldn't laugh too loudly. Scientific studies support that this is no myth. Anecdotal evidence of cyclists having several children does not disprove anything. I, too, have a baby on the way (due...
05-29-03, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By easyrider

Sounds like comments made by Theo De Rooy years...

Sounds like comments made by Theo De Rooy years ago after he completed a Paris-Roubaix. It was to the effect of, "You work like an animal. You don't even have the time to wet your pants..."
05-29-03, 09:44 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,042
Posted By easyrider

Earned a spot in what? Not the TdF. Unless, of...

Earned a spot in what? Not the TdF. Unless, of course he transfers to a team that is already invited. Respect, perhaps. A TdF spot, no.
05-27-03, 02:57 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,042
Posted By easyrider

Wrong. I think that Flaneur has debunked most of...

Wrong. I think that Flaneur has debunked most of the garbage in that post, but I have to add that the assertion that the average weight of a current pro is 125 pounds is certainly not accurate. For...
05-26-03, 10:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,042
Posted By easyrider

Oddly, cocaine use as a performance enhancer goes...

Oddly, cocaine use as a performance enhancer goes back to the turn of the last century in bicycle racing. Great pain killer I guess.

Yes, Pantani won both in 1998.

And as for top riders doing...
05-25-03, 07:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,042
Posted By easyrider

I guess times (and riders) change. Simoni was...

I guess times (and riders) change. Simoni was brilliant today; expanding his lead and moving much closer to final victory.
05-22-03, 09:17 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,042
Posted By easyrider

I don't want to drag out the helmet argument, but...

I don't want to drag out the helmet argument, but surely you can't believe that the helmet rule will end ALL road tragedies?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-03, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By easyrider

Several points: First, Cipo gave his word...

Several points:

First, Cipo gave his word that he would finish this TdF. He also has a teammate, Scarponi, who is an exciting and talented young climber who would give the team a presence in the...
05-18-03, 04:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,042
Posted By easyrider

And I think that it is great. To tie a record...

And I think that it is great. To tie a record that old... what an accomplishment. We all may die at a ripe old age and Cipo may still hold this record.
05-17-03, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By easyrider

I was racing in Durango a few weeks ago and...

I was racing in Durango a few weeks ago and attacked hard on a nasty climb (switchbacks) going up to the college. Ended up getting sick (altitude sickness I think) and puked on the road. I was...
05-17-03, 09:58 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,042
Posted By easyrider

I am well aware that he doesn't care about GC...

I am well aware that he doesn't care about GC (although the winner of stage one led the GC and wore the Maglia Rosa and he had stated that was a goal).

Further, the other riders will not decide,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-03, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By easyrider

Stacks up just fine. But more important is that...

Stacks up just fine. But more important is that you loved it. Speed is all relative but enjoyment is where it's at.
05-16-03, 09:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,042
Posted By easyrider

No. That was no act. What would he gain? He...

No. That was no act. What would he gain? He loses a chance at a tie for the all-time record and heads into the mountains only hoping to make it through to compete later. If he could have competed...
05-15-03, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By easyrider

23% grade? Is that accurate? What kind of...

23% grade? Is that accurate? What kind of gearing were people using?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-03, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By easyrider

Doug, Since you asked, I'm going to...

Doug,

Since you asked, I'm going to shamelessly self-promote my site (address in my signature). We offer a One-Day Classics league with 12 great races like Paris-Roubaix, Milan-San Remo, etc. ...
05-13-03, 09:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,042
Posted By easyrider

Well, there are no five-time champs in large part...

Well, there are no five-time champs in large part because winning it once establishes a rider as a TdF threat and their team changes their structure (season goals). Salvodelli, for example, didn't...
05-13-03, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,611
Posted By easyrider

How about Ciocc? Never really wanted one but...

How about Ciocc?

Never really wanted one but probably should know how to say it.
05-12-03, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By easyrider

Best of luck to you. And, actually, you may have...

Best of luck to you. And, actually, you may have a better chance of sitting in during the RR than the Crit. Long straight roads favor the guys hiding in the pack. Crits tend to move the weaker...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-03, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By easyrider

Would it be out of line to ask the seller if you...

Would it be out of line to ask the seller if you can have a bike shop check it out? They will probably give you the straight dope if you let them know:

1) I'm new and could use some expert...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-03, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By easyrider

I'm not saying that you are totally wrong. You...

I'm not saying that you are totally wrong. You can prove it to yourself with your own example. Hold your bike by the seat and walk with it. Now turn it around a corner. Sure you lean the bike but...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-03, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By easyrider

You turn the handlebars. You turn the bars on a...

You turn the handlebars. You turn the bars on a motorcycle as well. You lean to counteract centrifugal force.

Think of it this way: If a bike is moving in a straight line and is then leaned...
05-10-03, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By easyrider

Well, Coast is in the Tour as far as the early...

Well, Coast is in the Tour as far as the early list of invitees goes. I think that if they get the bills paid and hang on to Ullrich they are in for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-03, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,539
Posted By easyrider

I'm with that. I generally don't bother to ride...

I'm with that. I generally don't bother to ride less than 1:30. If I have less time than that, I believe I can get a better workout on the trainer or in the fitness room/weight room.
05-09-03, 02:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,042
Posted By easyrider

Simoni and Cipo ties the record on day #1

Simoni and Cipo ties the record on day #1
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-03, 12:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,539
Posted By easyrider

Yep. Just checked. Winner last year went 450...

Yep. Just checked. Winner last year went 450 miles in the 19-24 age group.

One guy in the 45-49 age went 444 miles. Nice. And OUCH.

Check it out at www.n24hc.org
05-09-03, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By easyrider

If the site is still up, can't you email them? ...

If the site is still up, can't you email them? Perhaps you already have?
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