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04-08-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

I just saw a clip of about the last 8 km, and it...

I just saw a clip of about the last 8 km, and it was kind of hard to follow what was going on. Chaotic racing in the chase group. I don't think I've ever seen a bunch spend so much time looking...
04-07-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By MinnMan

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/riders-fight-agai...

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/riders-fight-against-punishment-for-throwing-bottles-to-roadside-fans/
04-07-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By MinnMan

Agree with one4smoke . Don't expect Cav to be...

Agree with one4smoke . Don't expect Cav to be riding with DQT next year.

And maybe I'm reading too much into today's race, but I don't think it's a good idea to be putting either Cav or Sagan in...
04-07-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,805
Posted By MinnMan

DQT looked so strong with that train, but it got...

DQT looked so strong with that train, but it got messed up for them.

But what was going on with Cav trailing Bennett? Was Cav thinking that Bennett was doing lead out for him?
04-07-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By MinnMan

I was with you in the first paragraph in spirit...

I was with you in the first paragraph in spirit if not in tone.

But the second paragraph? Baby, meet bathwater.
04-07-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,517
Posted By MinnMan

And the kid stays in the picture. Still on...

And the kid stays in the picture.

Still on the GC podium
04-06-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

Woods on the steep finish. Or Yates

Woods on the steep finish.

Or Yates
04-06-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By MinnMan

They have such a strong cohesive team. He could...

They have such a strong cohesive team. He could put up some wins for them.

But I'll bet the pay cut is going to be hefty no matter what. He was the highest paid star for a reason, but those...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By MinnMan

Definitely more flats on the rear tire. Yes,...

Definitely more flats on the rear tire.

Yes, flats in front are more dangerous, in theory, but it's never threatened to cause a crash. How many of you have ever had a crash, owing to a flat, front...
04-05-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

yeah, that makes more sense. It is true that...

yeah, that makes more sense. It is true that Asgreen did less of the work after they dropped van Aert, and more than likely that gave him the extra gas at the line.
Not to mention that it was MvdP's...
04-05-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

Continuing to enjoy Horner's insights, in this...

Continuing to enjoy Horner's insights, in this case about how Jumbo-V and van Aert blew it on Tour of Flanders.

But can somebody more knowledgeable explain something?
Horner is explaining the...
04-05-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,517
Posted By MinnMan

Great effort today in Bilbao. 2nd place in the...

Great effort today in Bilbao. 2nd place in the ITT, 2 seconds back from Roglic.
I'm sure he's wishing he had been just a smidgen faster.
04-04-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

MvdP had done soo much of the work, attacking and...

MvdP had done soo much of the work, attacking and pulling, he was spent. All credit to Asgreen though, he made the first attack that allowed him and MvdP and Wout to escape, and then hung on during...
04-04-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By MinnMan

For networks of urban trails and paths,...

For networks of urban trails and paths, Minneapolis is hard to beat, but I see it's already on your list.
04-03-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,060
Posted By MinnMan

Again, my experience comes almost entirely from a...

Again, my experience comes almost entirely from a long time ago, when things were different (especially me). But from what I recall, the high from edibles and from smoking is very different. Also,...
04-02-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,060
Posted By MinnMan

That doesn't work for me. I've tried it. ...

That doesn't work for me. I've tried it. Melatonin is my thing. But yeah, insomnia sucks.
04-02-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 819
Posted By MinnMan

Yes, this and its variants happens more times...

Yes, this and its variants happens more times than I care to admit.

I absolutely hate it. And I will spend hours obsessing over it, trying to reconstruct their names. wishing dearly I could Google...
04-02-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,060
Posted By MinnMan

I second that. And a mostly deserted one, not a...

I second that. And a mostly deserted one, not a heavily used MUP.

Or quiet gravel roads.

From my days getting high (mostly long long ago), I think that the impairment to your judgement, motor...
03-31-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

Horner's insight of how the peloton actually...

Horner's insight of how the peloton actually works is well worth the time IMHO. His edition today on Dwars doors Vlaanderen, calling out Campanaerts of TQA gave me insight I would not have had. ...
03-29-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

Watching Vlogs? Been liking Chris Horner's...

Watching Vlogs?

Been liking Chris Horner's Butterfly Effect. the Lanterne Rouge has been rubbing me the wrong way - too long and droning. GCN now and again.

others?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,301
Posted By MinnMan

Tempting. As I've posted before, my best pedals...

Tempting. As I've posted before, my best pedals are SPD-SLs. I like the Favero-Assiomas as power meters, but hate them as pedals.

I might get the Garmins for my outdoor bikes and just leave the...
03-26-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

It really does seem that Movistar has gonzo...

It really does seem that Movistar has gonzo tactics. the Lanterne Rouge lit into them after stage 1. But I'd love to see Valverde get a little glory here.
03-25-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

I was never as much of a Sky-hater as many...

I was never as much of a Sky-hater as many others. Yeah, I kind of resented that their winningest feature was their bank account, and I didn't think it was healthy for the sport for one team to...
03-25-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

When he wants to be. Ineos Grenadiers in da...

When he wants to be.

Ineos Grenadiers in da house. What a strong team. Even for the Ineos/Sky teams of yore, I can't remember a team with such depth. Can J-V compete with them again in the Tour...
03-23-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

Actually, this one ...

Actually, this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRP7AuFibg0
03-23-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

The Least Expected Day on Netflix. It's about...

The Least Expected Day on Netflix. It's about their 2019 season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzOSKRZQvH0
03-23-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

Oh right, the OTHER world class time trialist on...

Oh right, the OTHER world class time trialist on Ineos-Grenadiers. jeez.
03-23-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

With the ds on the radio, telling Carapaz to sit...

With the ds on the radio, telling Carapaz to sit up because he's not following the plan?

That was a great documentary btw. The film producers couldn't have imagined that they would capture so...
03-23-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,517
Posted By MinnMan

So close!

So close!
03-23-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/paris-roubaix-loo...

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/paris-roubaix-looking-increasingly-unlikely-this-spring/
03-21-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,517
Posted By MinnMan

Or he's riding for Hirschi. Or Costa. Or...

Or he's riding for Hirschi. Or Costa.

Or targeting the ITT in Banyoles.

I rode in Banyoles in 2019. Seems like a long time ago.
03-21-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By MinnMan

Ah, well here is a highlight reel anyway. Good...

Ah, well here is a highlight reel anyway. Good stuff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf8A_qZDB5w
03-21-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By MinnMan

Wome's pro racing

Elisa Longo Borghini blew up the Trofeo Alfredo Binda today, with a solo attack at 26 km that she made stick.
https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/elisa-longo-borghini-i-will-always-choose-to-attack/
...
03-20-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

And, of course, Hirschi. Should be a good...

And, of course, Hirschi.

Should be a good week.
03-20-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

True, but still he exceeded my expectations. The...

True, but still he exceeded my expectations. The cornucopia of intense young talent overshadows him and I didn't expect him to be up front at the end at all.

On to Catalunya! Sepp Kuss! ...
03-19-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,805
Posted By MinnMan

He's human. Can he really power through the CX...

He's human. Can he really power through the CX season, hammer hard in the early spring races, and maintain form for the coming months? If so, he's made of different stuff than most.

And remember,...
03-18-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,805
Posted By MinnMan

More of the same, from somebody with some good...

More of the same, from somebody with some good perspective
...
03-18-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, that was a spectacular performance from...

Yeah, that was a spectacular performance from both Pogacar and MvdP. The GCN guy said that this past week was the most exciting single week of racing he's every seen, and this stage was the...
03-17-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,805
Posted By MinnMan

I don't do these fantasy league things, but there...

I don't do these fantasy league things, but there is reason to wonder. He totally emptied the tank on Sunday., so 5 days to recover. Will that slow him down?
03-16-21, 11:43 AM
03-15-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

My head hurts just watching that.

My head hurts just watching that.
03-14-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

MvdP was out of gas at the end and Pogacar coming...

MvdP was out of gas at the end and Pogacar coming hard. Total respect for both of them. van der Poel looked totally spent at the line, but he held on.

Roglic dislocated his shoulder. Bummer. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By MinnMan

I have older model RS5000s, 105s, and Dura Ace...

I have older model RS5000s, 105s, and Dura Ace 9000s. Apart from the differences in weight, I find that the balanced weight of the R9000s is a little better - this means that when clipping in without...
03-14-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

Wow, what a time to be a racing fan. It's been...

Wow, what a time to be a racing fan. It's been said before, but again, the flood of new talent and their new more aggressive racing styles is such a breath of fresh air.

I fell bad for Roglic,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 979
Posted By MinnMan

After a really hard ride (say, a full gas solo...

After a really hard ride (say, a full gas solo century with climbing), I may have issues with thermal regulation during that night's sleep. It feels like a fever but isn't. The next day I may feel...
03-12-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,805
Posted By MinnMan

Teams didn't really play a role in the sprint,...

Teams didn't really play a role in the sprint, but his win today *sort of* looked like a bunch sprint. OTOH, I think the real story is that van Aert screwed himself by bringing back that late...
03-12-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,517
Posted By MinnMan

alas ...

alas

https://www.velonews.com/news/road/paris-nice-brandon-mcnulty-crashes-out-of-stage-6/

Hope he's OK.
03-11-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

At the moment, Bennett has got to be the...

At the moment, Bennett has got to be the favorite. He has it this year, and the DQS leadout looks better than any of the others. Maybe WvA can give him a run for his money, but the others,...
03-11-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

top 4 finishers is much of the roster of great...

top 4 finishers is much of the roster of great racing today.
03-11-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By MinnMan

DQS, got that train....

DQS, got that train....
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