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Forum: Touring
10-10-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,048
Posted By gpsblake

I camped the entire way. You can't camp at the...

I camped the entire way. You can't camp at the ends (Pittsburgh or Washington)., the camping starts about 30 miles from each end. The longest stretch without camping is probably from Confluence to...
09-21-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 16,978
Posted By gpsblake

Is it time for them to revamp the "white jersey"?...

Is it time for them to revamp the "white jersey"? Maybe instead of under 25, just make the "white jersey" into something like "best rookie of the tour".????
09-21-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,658
Posted By gpsblake

Colombians fell apart in week 3. Every, one, of,...

Colombians fell apart in week 3. Every, one, of, them.
09-21-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,148
Posted By gpsblake

it was quite a "Superman" he rode in the TT,...

it was quite a "Superman" he rode in the TT, winning by over a minute. When's the last time a TT was won by such a wide margin? Sure, Roglic didn't have a good TT but one minute over EVERYONE else? ...
09-17-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 16,978
Posted By gpsblake

I know this was brought up years ago, but would...

I know this was brought up years ago, but would banning team radios from the TDF lead to more exciting racing and less "Team Sky" tactics? Seems in this modern era, a minute lead is like a 10 minute...
09-17-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 16,978
Posted By gpsblake

Both probably. Start off with TT bike, switch to...

Both probably. Start off with TT bike, switch to regular bike for climb.
09-17-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,876
Posted By gpsblake

Team Ineos looking forward to the Giro, which...

Team Ineos looking forward to the Giro, which will be the test if they just suck, or their team manager just sucked by putting the TDF together. If Bernal got injured during a stage of the TDF this...
09-17-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 16,978
Posted By gpsblake

Poor Bernal, getting bashed by everyone.... He's...

Poor Bernal, getting bashed by everyone.... He's only 23 years of age and a 1 time TDF winner. He still has the potential to win again, if not multiple times.
Don't know if he had a sore back, or...
09-14-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,876
Posted By gpsblake

Rumors going about that the Colombian riders who...

Rumors going about that the Colombian riders who got cracked today are going to form an "unofficial" team, use Team Sky tactics to try to break the two Slovene riders in the 3rd week of the tour to...
09-14-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,975
Posted By gpsblake

Ah, memories of Wim Vanseveant, who did the feat...

Ah, memories of Wim Vanseveant, who did the feat of winning that 3 years in a row. He was starting to get so much attention about it, the organizers of the race entertained thoughts of kicking out...
09-14-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,658
Posted By gpsblake

I guess the question now is, will the Colombians...

I guess the question now is, will the Colombians riders who lost any hopes of the yellow today help their fellow countrymen who are still in contention to help break the Slovenians?

Can't recall a...
08-28-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,690
Posted By gpsblake

Only four riders from the UK in this years tour,...

Only four riders from the UK in this years tour, none of which have any shot of winning the yellow.

No Froome, no Thomas, no Cavendish.
08-28-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,062
Posted By gpsblake

NBCSN is cutting way back on Prime Time Coverage...

NBCSN is cutting way back on Prime Time Coverage as Hockey playoffs take priority. It still will be live in the mornings but only one hour on Saturday prime time (7 pm to 8pm) and none on Sunday...
Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 21,672
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: 901
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: 98
Views: 13,105
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.
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07-28-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,636
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: 4,066
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: 19,746
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: 7,436
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: 7,627
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: 9,636
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: 7,627
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: 2,768
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: 3,991
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: 2,215
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: 3,495
Posted By gpsblake

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Forum: Touring
07-24-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,495
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: 9,636
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: 7,436
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: 2,768
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: 4,671
Posted By gpsblake

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05-18-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,671
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: 4,671
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: 4,671
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: 2,357
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: 3,749
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: 5,199
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: 3,749
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: 5,199
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: 1,037
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: 17,233
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: 3,676
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: 17,233
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: 572
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: 863
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: 3,676
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: 1,990
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: 4,765
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: 17,233
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.
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