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07-22-16, 09:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,652
Posted By TommyL

I was really hoping Costa would move me up today!

I was really hoping Costa would move me up today!
Forum: Great Lakes
06-07-14, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 792
Posted By TommyL

Lansing Bike Rent or Borrow?

Hey folks,

I'll be making my first ever trip to East Lansing for a week long conference at MSU at the end of the month. Hoping to get some riding in. Anybody know of a good bike rental place? Even...
05-18-13, 08:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,014
Posted By TommyL

Wiggins dropping is certainly going to help me...

Wiggins dropping is certainly going to help me move out of last place, but I can't believe I switched Cav for Hesjedal at the last minute. Doh!
03-15-13, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By TommyL

I was waiting for someone to get this going! ...

I was waiting for someone to get this going! Thanks, Creatre, I'm in.
10-05-12, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By TommyL

This was the great thing for me. It was so good...

This was the great thing for me. It was so good to see some of those guys recognized for the tough choice they made. I'm sure that there are others, but Bassons, Hampsten, Mercier and the like got...
10-03-12, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By TommyL

I read it in three days. It was that good. ...

I read it in three days. It was that good. Makes me hopeful for the future, but it's a tempered hope. Cycling definitely has a long way to go.
09-09-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,857
Posted By TommyL

At this point its silly to try and convince...

At this point its silly to try and convince people that don't want to see the truth. I've been an impartial fence sitter for years (extremely skeptical of all parties), and only in the last few...
09-08-12, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By TommyL

I 've never been as impressed watching a race as...

I 've never been as impressed watching a race as I was today watching riders cross the line on Bola del Mundo. Usually I turn it off after the stage is won and the favorites have finished. Today I...
07-29-12, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By TommyL

Yeah, I definitely don't want to take anything...

Yeah, I definitely don't want to take anything away from the effort put in by the breakaway, or the accomplishments of the medal winners. That being said, I will probably not go out of my way to...
07-29-12, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By TommyL

45km off the front. Pancake flat. Full peloton...

45km off the front. Pancake flat. Full peloton working together is unable to close the gap and actually lose time on the leaders until the very end. None of those three describes LBL this year. ...
07-29-12, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By TommyL

Even with less riders, you could tell there is a...

Even with less riders, you could tell there is a much bigger spread of talent in the field. When 3 riders can just ride away from the field for 40k+, despite an organized peloton, it makes for less...
07-29-12, 08:53 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,595
Posted By TommyL

Tell that to Bernie Eisel! :innocent:

Tell that to Bernie Eisel! :innocent:
07-15-12, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,967
Posted By TommyL

A plausible explanation from Rolland...

A plausible explanation from Rolland (http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/12410/Pierre-Rolland-I-am-respectful-of-the-codes-and-internal-rules-of-the-peloton.aspx).

I guess, as Wiggins stated, only...
07-15-12, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,967
Posted By TommyL

He rode for a very long time away from the...

He rode for a very long time away from the peloton before he sat up again. He kept pushing as long as the yellow jersey group was on cruise control. Liquigas and Lotto drilled it to reel him in,...
07-15-12, 09:55 AM
05-21-12, 07:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,647
Posted By TommyL

Cav took the intermediate sprint points on...

Cav took the intermediate sprint points on Sunday, presumably to tighten his lead on green. I think he's going to try and stick it out.
05-15-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,647
Posted By TommyL

Called it. Why Frank Schleck is taking up...

Called it.

Why Frank Schleck is taking up Rodriquez' spot on my roster, I could not tell you.
05-13-12, 12:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,647
Posted By TommyL

Well, it looks like I'll be falling back after...

Well, it looks like I'll be falling back after Tuesday. My guess is Kyle and Creatre will be moving further ahead with Joaquim Rodriguez after he takes the overall on that finish.
05-06-12, 10:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,647
Posted By TommyL

On that note, I demand full disclosure. How many...

On that note, I demand full disclosure. How many of you picked Phinney because you thought he was a good buy, and how many picked him because you liked him? Regrets from my end...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-12, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By TommyL

Thanks for the responses. Has anybody tall tried...

Thanks for the responses. Has anybody tall tried the Smartwool Rambition bibs?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-12, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By TommyL

Bib Knickers for tall guy

I am 6'5" 175. I have a hard enough time finding bibs as it is (too loose in the waist), but now I am searching for a specific type of bib and I am wondering if any other tall guys have had luck.
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08-29-11, 07:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,213
Posted By TommyL

Andy was 17th out of 167 in the final TT.

Andy was 17th out of 167 in the final TT.
08-24-11, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By TommyL

Having done the 200k, I'll confirm that you do...

Having done the 200k, I'll confirm that you do the biggest loops both north and south. When, I did it, a lot of roads were painted for the MS ride, so make sure you know the route or what symbols...
08-12-11, 09:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,600
Posted By TommyL

Good points. My guess is that he will be there...

Good points. My guess is that he will be there in July, but he will have to be working for Cadel most days. On the days he is loosed to go for stage wins, he will have to do it alone.

I agree...
08-12-11, 04:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,600
Posted By TommyL

You can't be on as good a team as BMC and expect...

You can't be on as good a team as BMC and expect to have everyone work for you in every race. If Thor thinks BMC is going to ride for him at all in the Tour, then he didn't take enough time to think...
08-11-11, 09:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,600
Posted By TommyL

+1. Thor also made the comment that he wanted a...

+1. Thor also made the comment that he wanted a team where he fit in socially. He and Gilbert are friends and training partners, so maybe it willl be easier on those occasions that they do have to...
08-04-11, 11:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,683
Posted By TommyL

I propose a new sub-forum for the Road Cycling...

I propose a new sub-forum for the Road Cycling forum: "Professional Cycling For the Fans that want to stay in the Road Biking Forum"

Problem solved.
08-01-11, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By TommyL

Man, he made that look easy at the end.

Man, he made that look easy at the end.
07-29-11, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By TommyL

please stop

please stop
07-26-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By TommyL

They've already proved that with enough money,...

They've already proved that with enough money, you can buy a World Cup regardless of how good your bid is. I can't imagine it being different for the Tour. Everything has its price!

I do agree...
07-26-11, 09:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,791
Posted By TommyL

This year Andy took part in both a 2 min. solo...

This year Andy took part in both a 2 min. solo climb beating and a pack finish with him sprinting ahead at the end. I don't see how you can say the days of winning a mountain stage by a big margin...
07-26-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By TommyL

NOOOOOO! My favorite rider and my favorite...

NOOOOOO!

My favorite rider and my favorite team.... it was so beautiful...
07-25-11, 03:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,791
Posted By TommyL

Stage 18 Results 1 SCHLECK, Andy...

Stage 18 Results
1 SCHLECK, Andy (LEOPARD-TREK) 6h 07' 56"
2 SCHLECK, Frank (LEOPARD-TREK) + 02' 07"
3 EVANS, Cadel (BMC RACING) +...
07-24-11, 11:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,458
Posted By TommyL

... in a different thread :) Cheers to...

... in a different thread :)

Cheers to Cadel, makes up for 2008. He had to earn it on the last three stages!
07-24-11, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By TommyL

:lol: I know exactly what you mean! I broke both...

:lol: I know exactly what you mean! I broke both of my wrists a month ago and I feel like its going to be forever before I am back in the shape I was.
07-24-11, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By TommyL

I heard today that Wiggo was going to try if he...

I heard today that Wiggo was going to try if he was healed up. He'd be my pick.
07-24-11, 09:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,292
Posted By TommyL

Thanks AzTallRider, I couldn't have said it...

Thanks AzTallRider, I couldn't have said it better myself. Looking back at my posts, I wasn't getting my point across very clearly.
07-24-11, 02:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,292
Posted By TommyL

My point is that you are oversimplifying it. ...

My point is that you are oversimplifying it. Different scientific laws are going to contradict each other in this.
07-24-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,676
Posted By TommyL

What I meant is that English is probably their...

What I meant is that English is probably their 3rd language, so trying to nitpick at the nuances of things they say is not really fair. I can't see how you could watch the interviews over the past...
07-24-11, 12:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,292
Posted By TommyL

The problem is that the real world is...

The problem is that the real world is complicated. A real situation isn't just going to match up with one law of physics. Going downhill, the big boys go faster. There are a variety of reasons for...
07-24-11, 07:21 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,676
Posted By TommyL

I think Andy lays it our pretty good in his...

I think Andy lays it our pretty good in his interview. Basically he says he did his very best, has no regrets, but Cadel was better this year. "I came to win, but I won't go home a loser."

I was...
07-21-11, 04:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,137
Posted By TommyL

I played ultimate frisbee in college but I don't...

I played ultimate frisbee in college but I don't anymore because it's racist. Everyone who played was a skinny white guy.
07-21-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,672
Posted By TommyL

That makes sense. Well said. I think I am...

That makes sense. Well said. I think I am letting my hopes for Cadel influence my objectivity :)
07-21-11, 01:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,553
Posted By TommyL

Ahhh! It's 2008 all over again! In this...

Ahhh! It's 2008 all over again!

In this years version, Frank playing the part of Carlos Sastre and Andy plays the part of Frank!

I am going to feel so sorry for Cadel if he loses that way...
07-21-11, 12:59 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,672
Posted By TommyL

Awesome day. The one thing I don't get is...

Awesome day. The one thing I don't get is Europcar. Why didn't Pierre Roland drive the pace for a while and then fall off? He has finished almost every stage alongside Voeckler. It he couldn't...
07-21-11, 10:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,951
Posted By TommyL

This is a joke, right?

This is a joke, right?
07-20-11, 09:22 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,672
Posted By TommyL

Thanks! Methinks that if they are together after...

Thanks! Methinks that if they are together after the first two climbs, they will remain together (for the most part) on the Galibier. Hopefully there are attacks on the first two climbs, otherwise...
07-20-11, 08:32 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,672
Posted By TommyL

Contador has looked so good the last couple of...

Contador has looked so good the last couple of days, I say he makes a move- and he doesn't leave it for Galibier. Here's hoping Evans can stick with him!
07-20-11, 08:27 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,222
Posted By TommyL

I agree that he sounded way worse yesterday, but...

I agree that he sounded way worse yesterday, but you've got to give people a chance to step back, reflect, and set themselves straight. It's better than sticking to Tuesday's line. I mean, these...
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