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07-23-09, 02:51 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 19,073
Posted By GGDub

Julich and Andy Schlek disagree: ...

Julich and Andy Schlek disagree:


http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/tdf2009/news/story?id=4351143
07-23-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 19,073
Posted By GGDub

Kloden was bringing bottles and food up to AC...

Kloden was bringing bottles and food up to AC yesterday.
07-23-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,646
Posted By GGDub

Yep. Ventoux is arguably the most...

Yep.

Ventoux is arguably the most prestigious climb to win at the TdF, I expect AC won't let his chance to put his name on it pass. That and he's also racing for next year's meal ticket, and a...
07-23-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 13,324
Posted By GGDub

That's my gut feeling too. A lot depends on how...

That's my gut feeling too. A lot depends on how much time Kloden spends setting tempo and bringing bottles up to AC in the early parts of the climb.

I watched yesterday's stage again last night...
07-23-09, 09:58 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 13,324
Posted By GGDub

The question is, does Kloden ride for LA the next...

The question is, does Kloden ride for LA the next two days, or chase his own ambitions?
07-23-09, 09:57 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 13,324
Posted By GGDub

I wouldn't be so confident about my podium if I...

I wouldn't be so confident about my podium if I was Armstrong. Ventoux is the toughest climb in this race and I think this climb suits F. Schleck and Wiggins very well. Wiggins had his bad day...
07-22-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 19,073
Posted By GGDub

I'm pretty sure Astana, or its holding company,...

I'm pretty sure Astana, or its holding company, owns the license and JB will have to find a way to get another protour license, but I doubt he'll have much trouble.

Don't kid yourself, Lance being...
07-22-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 19,073
Posted By GGDub

well, if you bothered to go back and read further...

well, if you bothered to go back and read further up, I did say it was a mistake by AC, although he only attacked for <30 seconds, I doubt that'll lose him the tour. The point is, that the Schleks...
07-22-09, 04:43 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 19,073
Posted By GGDub

You do know that higher results = more leverage =...

You do know that higher results = more leverage = potentially more money from sponsors, right?
07-22-09, 04:29 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 19,073
Posted By GGDub

hah, this one popped up just as I was writing my...

hah, this one popped up just as I was writing my response.

I agree 100%.
07-22-09, 04:27 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 19,073
Posted By GGDub

Well, since JB and Lance announced this week that...

Well, since JB and Lance announced this week that they're outty and didn't mention AC was coming, I think its fair to say that the team kinda screwed him first.

Right now, Bruyneel is trying to...
07-22-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 19,073
Posted By GGDub

but you're forgetting that Kloden was/is a threat...

but you're forgetting that Kloden was/is a threat to them as well and I'm sure as soon as they realized he was suffering, they would have gone knowing that they wouldn't shed contador but at least...
07-22-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 19,073
Posted By GGDub

...and does anybody actually believe that if AC...

...and does anybody actually believe that if AC hadn't attacked, that the Schleks wouldn't have tried again and in the process dropped Kloden?
07-22-09, 02:54 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 19,073
Posted By GGDub

True, but you also have to balance that with the...

True, but you also have to balance that with the extra time they gained on Wiggins, who is the strongest time trialler of AC's rivals and up to today, proved he could hang in there on the climbs. And...
07-22-09, 02:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,454
Posted By GGDub

Could be, but Oracle was tied to them in 2005 and...

Could be, but Oracle was tied to them in 2005 and the deal fell through. It seems wierd to me that they'd come back on board now, especially with the economy in the crapper. Or I guess that might be...
07-22-09, 02:30 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 19,073
Posted By GGDub

Really? Winning the Giro, the Vuelta and numerous...

Really? Winning the Giro, the Vuelta and numerous other races isn't exciting for you? There are also many of us who enjoyed cycling just as much before and after LA as much as we do now and when he...
07-22-09, 02:27 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 19,073
Posted By GGDub

Well, if the strategy of your team is to have the...

Well, if the strategy of your team is to have the best rider win, then you want your best rider putting time into everybody, including your teammates if they are present with your main rivals. You...
07-22-09, 02:20 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 19,073
Posted By GGDub

Personally, in hindsight I think AC made a...

Personally, in hindsight I think AC made a mistake, but I can't help thinking the Bruyneel's strategy has always been for LA and I think that even more so after reading this:
...
07-06-09, 03:15 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 10,565
Posted By GGDub

Yep, I'm not sure it was the smartest thing...

Yep,

I'm not sure it was the smartest thing to have 3 of your riders, all competent TTers, burying themselves for the last 30 km the day before a TTT.

And I respectfully disagree with some of...
07-04-09, 06:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,493
Posted By GGDub

Look no further than T-Mobile a few years back....

Look no further than T-Mobile a few years back. Ulrich, Kloden, Vinokourov, Julich, Botero, Zabel it looked great on paper, but they still couldn't beat LA.

That being said, Contador looks really...
07-04-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 684
Views: 23,566
Posted By GGDub

According to Paul, if you're Lance Armstrong,...

According to Paul, if you're Lance Armstrong, racing the Giro is good tour preparation, but if you're Denis Menchov, its bad. Oi Vay indeed.

Tomorrow, I'm turning off the volume, and putting the...
02-12-09, 02:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,895
Posted By GGDub

I have no idea how you're fenders are interfering...

I have no idea how you're fenders are interfering with your chainring, I'm looking at a photo of a Soho right now (with fenders installed) and you should have at least half a foot of space. I could...
02-12-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By GGDub

Joe Bike in Portland sells the same one, but...

Joe Bike in Portland sells the same one, but retrofits it with some more reliable components:
http://www.joe-bike.com/cargo-bikes/carrier-pigeon/
Forum: Touring
02-09-09, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,300
Posted By GGDub

The above poster who brought up the double vs....

The above poster who brought up the double vs. triple angle is dead-on. Before riding the Oregon coast, I'd taken the Jake and BOB on a couple of overnight trips in the rockies and learned very...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,329
Posted By GGDub

My wife did it for the first half of her...

My wife did it for the first half of her pregnancy. No problems at all. She eventually had to quit because she got carpal tunnel syndrome (an unexpected side effect of being pregnant) and...
01-28-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By GGDub

I'm not sure if you're actually losing...

I'm not sure if you're actually losing circulation to your fingers and toes, its just that by the time the blood gets out there, its cold. Especially when its passing through the less insulated parts...
01-16-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By GGDub

The other bikeforums members from Sask., Alberta...

The other bikeforums members from Sask., Alberta and Manitoba who regularly post on this subforum would disagree with you.
01-14-09, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By GGDub

ugggh, tell me about it. Back in university,...

ugggh, tell me about it.

Back in university, I took a dare to run out of a hot tub and down the street to the local Safeway (about 1 km).... in -29c. I made it and came back fine, but ended up...
01-13-09, 02:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,995
Posted By GGDub

There is no "one size fits all" answer to this...

There is no "one size fits all" answer to this question. It definetly depends a lot on your ability to tolerate cold and being able to tolerate cold is both genetic and adaptive. I've spent a lot of...
12-30-08, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By GGDub

Awesome, I've heard that about them, but its...

Awesome,

I've heard that about them, but its still nice to hear that some companies still believe in customer service.
12-29-08, 03:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,156
Posted By GGDub

I'm surprised the dreaded freehub freeze hasn't...

I'm surprised the dreaded freehub freeze hasn't been mentioned yet. The cutoff for that on my Jake is -25c. I have to switch to my old rocky mountain after that since for whatever reason, it never...
12-29-08, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By GGDub

yep, here's one place you can get them (there are...

yep, here's one place you can get them (there are other types as well)
...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By GGDub

Velib

I stumbled across this PBS series on the web.

http://www.e2-series.com/

There's a great episode about the Velib program in Paris.
12-15-08, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,475
Posted By GGDub

I have the exact one. I recommend getting the...

I have the exact one. I recommend getting the hitch stabilizer just for your own sanity. I never had any problems without it except I always got uneasy seeing it bounce in the rearview mirror.
...
10-23-08, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By GGDub

^^^^ Exactly. Ben Johnson looked like a...

^^^^
Exactly. Ben Johnson looked like a prototypical WR and DB during his heydey.

I betcha T.O. does more than just lift weights in his driveway to get the physique/speed he has.
Forum: Commuting
10-09-08, 11:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,358
Posted By GGDub

I beg to differ. I had a guy run into me when I...

I beg to differ. I had a guy run into me when I braked hard for a rabbit once. Almost knocked me over and I came close to giving him a black eye.

I have no problem with someone drafting me as...
10-08-08, 10:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,760
Posted By GGDub

It may get even uglier if they can start catching...

It may get even uglier if they can start catching autologous blood transfusions:

http://www.globesports.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081008.wsptcycle1008/GSStory/GlobeSportsOther/home
10-07-08, 11:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By GGDub

I doubt he's that dumb. Its more likely that...

I doubt he's that dumb. Its more likely that Ferrari just mislabelled his blood bag, or gave him one of Lance's old ones.
10-03-08, 01:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,603
Posted By GGDub

Soooo, Shleck could get banned for paying Fuentes...

Soooo, Shleck could get banned for paying Fuentes 7000 euros and yet people still think that all Ferrari was doling out was training advice?
09-04-08, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By GGDub

The Dr. Dew Files

Figured the folks on this forum would enjoy this:

http://www.konaworld.com/09_dewfiles_ep1eu.htm
08-27-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 29,740
Posted By GGDub

Awesome photos, that's exactly what I plan to do...

Awesome photos, that's exactly what I plan to do when #1 arrives in November (that is, if I don't get a Bak first....c'mon bonus!). I'm happy to see that the car seat will fit in a standard trailer...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-08, 03:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,256
Posted By GGDub

Well, there goes the stereotype that people...

Well, there goes the stereotype that people posting on this subforum are all a bunch of unemployed hippies who lost their licenses due to a DUI.

Sigh, there's always the Living Car Free forum I...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-08, 04:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,585
Posted By GGDub

Here is a Fred scale, 1 being lowest 10 being...

Here is a Fred scale, 1 being lowest 10 being highest:

1) Fenders
2) Very old helmet
3) Handlebar mounted mirror
4) Safety Vest
5) Multiple blinkies on in daylight
6) Glasses/Helmet mounted...
07-22-08, 09:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,534
Posted By GGDub

vandevelde lost 2:31 to schleck. He'll need...

vandevelde lost 2:31 to schleck.

He'll need to ride out of his skin tomorrow if he wants to wear yellow.
07-22-08, 08:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,534
Posted By GGDub

I think he's fallen off the lead group on the...

I think he's fallen off the lead group on the descent, it remains to be seen if he'll catch on.
07-22-08, 08:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,534
Posted By GGDub

good god, augustin slid down the scree. Fack me,...

good god, augustin slid down the scree. Fack me, that must've hurt.
07-22-08, 08:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,534
Posted By GGDub

Vandevelde is done, nobody knows where he is. It...

Vandevelde is done, nobody knows where he is. It was nice while it lasted.
07-18-08, 01:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,000
Posted By GGDub

I'm afraid you have it backwards, Here's the...

I'm afraid you have it backwards,

Here's the final conclusions (my highlights) of McClaren and Brunet, who found in favour of USADA:

320. THIS PANEL, after having carefully read, reviewed and...
07-18-08, 12:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,000
Posted By GGDub

Because they don't think they'll get caught, and...

Because they don't think they'll get caught, and often don't. Millar was on EPO when he won the 2003 Time Trial championship, he knew he'd be tested after. Rumsas came third in 2002 and then his wife...
07-18-08, 11:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,000
Posted By GGDub

Not really, the upper management is still the...

Not really, the upper management is still the Kazahk cycling federation and the sponsor is still the National Company of Kazahkstan, and many past riders are still there. Bruyneel is the general...
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