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04-10-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 119
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Posted By GrainBrain

What a ridiculous profile

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Ouch. You know I had suspicions that McNulty...
Replies: 29
Views: 2,305
Posted By GrainBrain

832 miles so far on Maxxis

Holding up well to the abuse I put these through. Running 60/65psi f/r. Took them on the local single track green belt, performed really well - cleaned all the climbs, a few with tricky roots. 5...
04-08-21, 07:13 PM
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Views: 182
Posted By GrainBrain

I'm kind of angry for Kyle Murphy getting dq'ed...

I'm kind of angry for Kyle Murphy getting dq'ed from the GP Indurian for dropping a used gel. Good to see action on the bottles, unbelievable that anyone could be dq'ed for throwing to fans.
04-08-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,242
Posted By GrainBrain

Replayed the last 30km of stage 3, what I thought...

Replayed the last 30km of stage 3, what I thought was an interesting bit of racing. Couldn't believe I watched mcnulty just slip away. Chavez doing a ton of work, Hugh doing a ton of work then...
04-08-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,654
Posted By GrainBrain

CN mentioned him being in a 'sweeper' position,...

CN mentioned him being in a 'sweeper' position, but I've never heard that term used in a sprint train ... They could've been going for a full podium I suppose if Morkov had managed to keep onto third?
04-08-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By GrainBrain

Remco just signed a five year extension! I wonder...

Remco just signed a five year extension! I wonder how that all worked out, and who got (will get...) the better deal.
04-08-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By GrainBrain

I had to laugh at Vaughters chiming in on Twitter...

I had to laugh at Vaughters chiming in on Twitter about Sagan and Bora. Would be sweet but never going to happen, everything depends on what Specialized want.
04-08-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,242
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh yeah, also Tadej is incredible. Everytime I've...

Oh yeah, also Tadej is incredible. Everytime I've seen him cross the line or podium this year he's been all smiles. He's not even close to emptying the tank. He's smart too, I really think he'll be...
04-08-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,242
Posted By GrainBrain

Bauke didn't seem to into it on stage three...

Bauke didn't seem to into it on stage three yesterday, was he just waiting? It's a stage just punctuated by climbs today, but looking at GC you have 20 riders within two minutes, hmm...

... I'm...
04-08-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,242
Posted By GrainBrain

Just read that, interesting to learn Vaughters...

Just read that, interesting to learn Vaughters chose Hugh over Dani. I like how eclectic EF has been, I enjoy the European races but sponsorship wise I'm more influenced by Lachlan riding an mtb or...
04-06-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,635
Posted By GrainBrain

That was good, I hate 'grav grav' and 'groadie'...

That was good, I hate 'grav grav' and 'groadie' but will start to incorporate 'partypace' and 'thicc' into my vocab. Especially 'thicc', that's the perfect word for fresh gravel 3/4" minus crushed...
04-06-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,635
Posted By GrainBrain

I do this a lot around here along the rivers....

I do this a lot around here along the rivers. Riding single track on my gravel bike, and before that rigid hybrid. It's flat* and good black dirt, of course roots are a bummer. It's why I haven't...
04-06-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,654
Posted By GrainBrain

:lol: I'm keeping track of the time trial...

:lol: I'm keeping track of the time trial yesterday and eyeing McNulty and Bilbao whom I had swapped out. Hugh and Higuita around a minute down. I think Tadej swung that TT personally. He'll do his...
04-05-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,654
Posted By GrainBrain

So busy was I celebrating putting two riders on...

So busy was I celebrating putting two riders on the podium in the Ronde that I almost forgot about the Itzulia, but I'm in by the skin of my teeth!

No Uran, but three other Columbians so I went...
04-04-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,242
Posted By GrainBrain

Great racing by Asgreen, then just a fantastic...

Great racing by Asgreen, then just a fantastic run to the line from less then 500 meters. Didn't panic just paced MvdP and kept his power through. Kind of crazy MvdP just shook his head and watched...
04-03-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,719
Posted By GrainBrain

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No you are absolutely not drafting me with this...
04-03-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,242
Posted By GrainBrain

Van Avermaet. I have the faith. I haven't seen...

Van Avermaet. I have the faith. I haven't seen Soren as much as I thought I would so I'm sure he'll fly off the front to snag it.
04-03-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By GrainBrain

Love the energy, never seen that BS around here....

Love the energy, never seen that BS around here. But in Denver I could see it. I do get dusted bad on gravel at least once a month, minding my own business then some truck flys past at like 65mph...
Forum: Foo
04-02-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By GrainBrain

:love:

:love:
04-02-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,654
Posted By GrainBrain

Predictions for Itzalia? The start lineup is...

Predictions for Itzalia? The start lineup is ridiculous in my opinion. Tao, Roglic, Hugh, Pogacar, Yates, Carapaz, Woods, Chavez... Plus other big hitters. All three teams look super strong. Uran....
04-02-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,654
Posted By GrainBrain

I changed the lineup once again. Avermaet,...

I changed the lineup once again. Avermaet, Baarle, SAGAN, Asgreen. Then threw in Hayter and Scully. I'm too stingy for the top three!


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04-02-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,090
Posted By GrainBrain

Switching the comma for a period is the biggest...

Switching the comma for a period is the biggest thing I have to wrap my brain around. Here you'd have a bike that weighs 12.4kg, but in Europe they'd say 12,4kg. Then you'd say oh I bought that bike...
04-01-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By GrainBrain

Gosh someone on here was selling a great tribute...

Gosh someone on here was selling a great tribute bike, I bet you could pick it up cheap ...
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04-01-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By GrainBrain

:lol: ... Pretty much welds itself from there ...

:lol: ... Pretty much welds itself from there ...
04-01-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,654
Posted By GrainBrain

Got my team set and yet ... Thoughts of Stuyven,...

Got my team set and yet ... Thoughts of Stuyven, Avarmaet ...... Barguil ... DQ lounging about waiting for the weekend ... Will probably pull Betiol cause he was a non starter Wednesday though he...
04-01-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,142
Posted By GrainBrain

Agree with setting up tubeless, I made sure mine...

Agree with setting up tubeless, I made sure mine was before it rolled out of the LBS. Also absolutely agree with just getting even a thousand miles on before you do anything unless something is...
04-01-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,405
Posted By GrainBrain

:lol: Ah yeah I remember this from last year but...

:lol: Ah yeah I remember this from last year but it's still a goodie!
04-01-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,242
Posted By GrainBrain

Just watched that and subscribed. That's really...

Just watched that and subscribed. That's really interesting to provide that deeper analysis and explanation of what was happening.
04-01-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,242
Posted By GrainBrain

Dang I didn't bring ear buds to work. Anyway...

Dang I didn't bring ear buds to work.

Anyway yeah I was watching the live feed and saw Campaenerts pulling that BS. Thanks for providing a segway into how Baarle and IMO Stuyven won San Remo -...
03-31-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By GrainBrain

On my Varia's head unit you can hold the power...

On my Varia's head unit you can hold the power button briefly.
03-31-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,719
Posted By GrainBrain

I want to see the copper aero bar setup I'm...

I want to see the copper aero bar setup I'm having a hard time picturing this. So they dangle loose or you zip tied thru the tubes?
03-31-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By GrainBrain

Absolutely agree except for the leaves. Leaves...

Absolutely agree except for the leaves. Leaves are the devil :crash:

My favorite gravel is the kind about a day after a misty/light precipitation. Settles any dust, doesn't lead to washboard yet...
03-31-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,242
Posted By GrainBrain

Not much into vlogs, but I finally got into being...

Not much into vlogs, but I finally got into being able to watch live. I also really enjoy "cycling out of context" Twitter feed :lol:
03-31-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,654
Posted By GrainBrain

What an odd race that was! I picked Baarle with...

What an odd race that was! I picked Baarle with my usual random guessing along with Geraint commenting on him not getting results thinking "well maybe". Of course betiol was a no show today, and then...
03-31-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,635
Posted By GrainBrain

Crushed Rock

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I'll be sure to refer to my bike...
03-31-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,480
Posted By GrainBrain

I have a hard time believing carbon would be...

I have a hard time believing carbon would be "stiffer" then the aluminum frame. Are these paved or unpaved? I'd be playing with wheel/tire/pressure choices first.
03-31-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By GrainBrain

My Garmin Varia is a total game changer for my...

My Garmin Varia is a total game changer for my riding. I don't have a computer head unit just the stand alone display. The light itself is advertised at up to 16hrs of run time in blink mode.
03-30-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,654
Posted By GrainBrain

Got the team in for Dwars, I'm thinking Trentin...

Got the team in for Dwars, I'm thinking Trentin does well. I know Kragh Andersen has potential.

Spring classics I got heavy with the wolf pack.
03-30-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 891
Posted By GrainBrain

Beautiful bike! Are your brake QR's in the open...

Beautiful bike! Are your brake QR's in the open position?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 831
Posted By GrainBrain

Totes Gitane. I always try and wave even I see a...

Totes Gitane. I always try and wave even I see a vintage ride :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 831
Posted By GrainBrain

It's the Gitane in Eddy orange. Pictures?

It's the Gitane in Eddy orange. Pictures?
03-28-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,242
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh shoot Bennett actually started throwing up...

Oh shoot Bennett actually started throwing up 33km to go. Ugh too bad!
03-28-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,242
Posted By GrainBrain

Nice bit of racing this morning. Woke up early...

Nice bit of racing this morning. Woke up early enough to catch the final 20k of the Volta - de Gendt and Mohoric out front, Mohoric descending like a demon but he waited for de Gendt each lap. I was...
03-28-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,654
Posted By GrainBrain

Yes Bora is out now too, like 17 people in...

Yes Bora is out now too, like 17 people in quarantine. Woods is looking great!

WVA seems ready to win GW, how hangry is he for a win after that last puncture and near miss?

I myself have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 770
Posted By GrainBrain

Did 60 miles mixed gravel and pavement. Went...

Did 60 miles mixed gravel and pavement. Went north/west on gravel and rained/misted the 30 miles out. Got to pavement, sprayed down the chain. Did pavement on the return, chain was not so great after...
03-27-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,242
Posted By GrainBrain

Ha ha I watched the whole replay after I got back...

Ha ha I watched the whole replay after I got back from my ride. Sagan!!! Mohoric didn't look pleased his 4+ minutes were erased. Froome! Froome did some big pulls at the front, that's cool.
03-27-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,076
Posted By GrainBrain

I don't think I could bin a trek like that...

I don't think I could bin a trek like that without seeing if I could save it. It's been rattle canned, and has terrifying looking rust, but maybe it's worth a media blast? I'd media blast it...
03-27-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,242
Posted By GrainBrain

I'm thinking Mohoric myself :foo: but who are we...

I'm thinking Mohoric myself :foo: but who are we kidding with The Train.​ finishing only a minute back yesterday ...
03-26-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By GrainBrain

... Then divide by two to get 14mm/side, so 14mm...

... Then divide by two to get 14mm/side, so 14mm less height, and 14mm father from your toe. I looked up your BB drop as 67mm, which isn't terribly deep (my bike is 61mm and advertised as dual wheel...
03-26-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By GrainBrain

The regular and tall options for each size are...

The regular and tall options for each size are pretty cool. Wish more bike mfgs would offer this. I know Trek sort of does it.
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