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10-20-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,137
Posted By slcbob

I don't understand the mechanics and economics of...

I don't understand the mechanics and economics of the leagues well enough to think it through, but I'm guessing there might be a sweet spot at the top of the Pro teams where you get enough invites to...
10-12-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,943
Posted By slcbob

Welcome to the club.

Welcome to the club.
10-10-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,357
Posted By slcbob

And so the Clasicothon ends in a whimper....

And so the Clasicothon ends in a whimper. ooga-booga with the final stage win, and canam73 with the top step in the last monument. GrainBrain on both podiums. A sprinkle of other folks who are either...
10-06-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,943
Posted By slcbob

Concur. BTW, commentators on GCN (can't...

Concur.

BTW, commentators on GCN (can't remember which ones) were talking about WVA having a bit of the opposite problem: tends to defend, needs to uncork it at some point.

MVDP rode the heck...
09-30-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,357
Posted By slcbob

How long has it been since there was a sloppy wet...

How long has it been since there was a sloppy wet Roubaix? This Sunday could be a high holy day.
09-23-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By slcbob

I wonder if the Dutch selectors said the same...

I wonder if the Dutch selectors said the same thing. I was surprised by the photo of Tony Martin with Tom Dumoulin in street clothes, but then I remembered he is out from a crash. Nobody can kick...
09-20-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By slcbob

Steephill.tv is generally on point for your media...

Steephill.tv is generally on point for your media coverage options. It appears NBC Sports has live only. Fubo and Flo also in play.

2021 UCI Road World Championships Live Video, Results, Photos,...
09-20-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,357
Posted By slcbob

Short of a few track events, cycling has an...

Short of a few track events, cycling has an inherent air of attrition to it. I see that the Superclasico attrition has reached epic levels in our little league, only matched by the level of...
09-14-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,357
Posted By slcbob

Another race tomorrow. I think there are only a...

Another race tomorrow. I think there are only a couple dozen more to go. Hang in there, those of you that haven't already hung it up.
09-14-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By slcbob

More on the bidon kid and U12 crit silver...

More on the bidon kid and U12 crit silver medalist.
https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/young-fan-who-led-tour-of-britain-breakaway-presented-as-jumbo-vismas-additional-rider-ahead-of-final-stage
...
09-13-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By slcbob

Tour of Britain. Good racing and a feel good moment.

It was an enjoyable 8 stages. Perhaps moreso (heresy!) not having a fantasy team in the fight. Some strong performances from some new-to-me names, some folks on the B teams bring their A game, and...
09-07-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,260
Posted By slcbob

I don't rule out that Uzue could have a hand in...

I don't rule out that Uzue could have a hand in exacerbating things, but the stuff I'm hearing with Erviti in the middle swings the pendulum, in my view from the sofa, toward Lopez having the bigger...
09-06-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,260
Posted By slcbob

It really is a bizarre Bravo-esque Real...

It really is a bizarre Bravo-esque Real Housewives of Pamplona sort of thing.

Unzue's comments in that article touched on both sides of the coin about as even-handedly as one could without...
09-05-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,135
Posted By slcbob

It looks like a crushing victory in our league...

It looks like a crushing victory in our league and a top 2% overall for dstrong . Muy bueno.
09-05-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,135
Posted By slcbob

Interesting gossip column spin on the Lopez-Unzue...

Interesting gossip column spin on the Lopez-Unzue relationship at the tail end of this one.
https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/lopez-apologises-and-blames-many-factors-for-vuelta-a-espana-withdrawal/...
09-05-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,357
Posted By slcbob

We can toast la Vuelta that should have been....

We can toast la Vuelta that should have been. Then a round on me for the one that will be el año proximo.
09-05-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,357
Posted By slcbob

I keep looking for smaller ponds in which I can...

I keep looking for smaller ponds in which I can be a bigger fish.
09-05-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,135
Posted By slcbob

I posted an inventory a while back but can't find...

I posted an inventory a while back but can't find it at the moment. That sounds like a great off-season endeavor. I find it's fine to curse and defame but best not to dtm someone lightly in a casual...
09-03-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,135
Posted By slcbob

:troll: :bang: :saweeet: ...

:troll: :bang: :saweeet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQkpes3dgzg
09-02-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,830
Posted By slcbob

That's a good question. Maybe a harder one to...

That's a good question. Maybe a harder one to answer is "how the heck do they stop them?"
09-02-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,502
Posted By slcbob

Speaking of the devil, I saw this go by recently...

Speaking of the devil, I saw this go by recently c/o Google creeper's suggested links, which I blame on having read this thread.
...
08-29-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,830
Posted By slcbob

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/605x756/coffee_and_music_8c8a97d67e4faa36a174e0dee945bf63e3884218.jpg
08-29-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By slcbob

Data geek heaven at PCS

Not much news in the regular places (Cycling News text updates, various preview sites, etc.) so I was digging around to find anything more about the Bretagne Classic than a) it is on, b) all my...
08-29-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,502
Posted By slcbob

With no Phil at the Vuelta and no Paul, RIP, can...

With no Phil at the Vuelta and no Paul, RIP, can we even say "that has put the cat amongst the pigeons"?
08-28-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,135
Posted By slcbob

Bizarro Vuelta. Damare scoring stage placing...

Bizarro Vuelta. Damare scoring stage placing points on today's mountain stage, albeit not many. I guess he had a clear run at them with Cav and Ewan out of the picture.
08-22-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,830
Posted By slcbob

Well said. When I have time, I tolerate Horner's...

Well said. When I have time, I tolerate Horner's presentation style for the knowledge bombs that he drops. I wish there was a Cliff Notes version.
08-16-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,135
Posted By slcbob

So now we enter a brief period where I will...

So now we enter a brief period where I will regret not picking both Jakobsen and Molano. Phillipsen was to many velobucks at 14.

I'm pretty sure avoiding two sprinters will pay off in the end, but...
08-13-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,830
Posted By slcbob

^ that is a well-coined unit of measure. ...

^ that is a well-coined unit of measure.

There is some ill fate inherent in the sport so there is no such thing as a zero chance of misfortune, but I'd put someone like Lance...
08-13-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,135
Posted By slcbob

Woah, we're more than half way there. Hold on,...

Woah, we're more than half way there.
Hold on, ready or not.
We live for la Vuelta when our Tour teams did squat.
08-11-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,830
Posted By slcbob

What's life without a fantasy here and there? ...

What's life without a fantasy here and there?

Or, in the words of King Leroyd, "What's life without a little salt?" ... "To life, English"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZYN7brOJxQ
07-24-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,357
Posted By slcbob

At least Bala finished! Yes, I melted. Well...

At least Bala finished! Yes, I melted.

Well played ooga-booga, you 1%er.
07-23-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,357
Posted By slcbob

Note that by "the 24th" we really mean the race...

Note that by "the 24th" we really mean the race kicks off tonight at 10pm. Pesky dateline and all that. Plenty of horrible predictions provided for your displeasure. Here's one more:

I'm throwing...
07-20-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,214
Posted By slcbob

I did. But it's drowned out by #20 and #28. ...

I did. But it's drowned out by #20 and #28.

Absolutely take precedent into consideration in the penalty phase and perhaps in informing the immediate actions in response to an adverse finding....
07-19-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,214
Posted By slcbob

I wish we would. In theory, we have a system...

I wish we would. In theory, we have a system where you do your time and you are back on the outside. Yet, in practice, you're arguing for some durable sanction.

I might not be opposed to higher...
07-18-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,305
Posted By slcbob

Don't completely dismiss the possibility in the...

Don't completely dismiss the possibility in the future. But, yes, no egregious violations have been noted and seconded for THIS iteration of a grand tour. Our host and e-friend is deserving of all...
07-18-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,144
Posted By slcbob

P.S. I'm not buying the whole "Pogacar should be...

P.S. I'm not buying the whole "Pogacar should be more generous" thing. It is a bike race.

He absolutely must hold to his word if he ever gets in a position to strike one of those drug deals...
07-18-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,144
Posted By slcbob

Wout singlehandedly defended the pride of...

Wout singlehandedly defended the pride of Belgium, like he said he would.

I was stunned to see Cav stutter. From the overhead, he had a chance to go right into open space earlier and didn't take...
07-18-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,305
Posted By slcbob

Jumbo Visma sure took some hits but the white...

Jumbo Visma sure took some hits but the white dwarf Petite Visma that was left after the collapse of the red giant had a helluva Tour. WVA putting the exclamation point on the all-round in...
07-18-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,305
Posted By slcbob

Well played, sir. Well played. I've been...

Well played, sir. Well played. I've been out-Rhoned and out-Velogamed.

I worked up a powerful thirst doing 7 1/2 hours of work in the sun at a local race yesterday, only to come home and find...
07-16-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,814
Posted By slcbob

I think their contract with ASO runs into 2022....

I think their contract with ASO runs into 2022. Though maybe just through this year. Either way, it's going to be interesting in 2023 or 2022 to see what options we've got.

I'm thrilled with $25...
07-16-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,144
Posted By slcbob

^ it's not run in a vacuum on a clean sheet. It...

^ it's not run in a vacuum on a clean sheet. It is stage 19, after all. On the heels of a good chunk of the Pyrenees.
07-15-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,305
Posted By slcbob

Safety alert. Don't hurt yourself and taco your...

Safety alert. Don't hurt yourself and taco your wheel by hitting the anchor I just threw out. I'm headed backward in the league standings like Dylan Van Baarle does when his day is done.

To add...
07-14-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,676
Posted By slcbob

^ I'm not all unicorns and rainbows here, but...

^ I'm not all unicorns and rainbows here, but that rational commentary hints at a particularly dark, Mel Gibson with scotch tape on the eyeballs, depressing underlying take on things.
07-14-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,881
Posted By slcbob

I think the effort to learn and say something...

I think the effort to learn and say something accurate and value added at that level of detail, almost inherently about new fangled stuff and often minor nuances, is probably too great for the tiny...
07-13-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,305
Posted By slcbob

^ quit pissing on me, canam73 . ;) There...

^ quit pissing on me, canam73 . ;)

There will be some folks blasting through us soon enough.
07-09-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,676
Posted By slcbob

So much hand wringing. So little pragmatism....

So much hand wringing.

So little pragmatism.

Name one sport that tests even nearly as much.
07-09-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,305
Posted By slcbob

That's not rain. It's all of us weeping for you. ...

That's not rain. It's all of us weeping for you.

Relish your time on top. Of the league, or just above ground.
07-08-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,305
Posted By slcbob

I don't think it alters the premise of the game....

I don't think it alters the premise of the game. I think it is a different premise.

The thing I HATE HATE HATE about Tissot is the inability to browse the rider list. You have to view it through a...
07-05-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By slcbob

MinnMan you lasted longer than this thread...

MinnMan you lasted longer than this thread deserved after it went sideways.

Questioning the results with science and analysis is worth the bandwidth.

Grinding an axe with disbelief and...
07-01-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,683
Posted By slcbob

That's our Phil!

That's our Phil!
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