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10-24-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,563
Posted By slcbob

It looks like I picked the wrong day to be stuck...

It looks like I picked the wrong day to be stuck in a car driving from DC to Boston.
10-22-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,236
Posted By slcbob

I was going to put Dan Martin out there, but the...

I was going to put Dan Martin out there, but the people who don't already would surely think we're both nuts.

I've seen Andrea Bagioli's name put forward and I'm liking what I'm hearing, but I...
10-21-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,236
Posted By slcbob

Some strong showings from y'all. There are...

Some strong showings from y'all.

There are only 182 people of 12,000+ behind me. None of you. I can feel the broom wagon. I will not call it the Froome wagon, but did chortle a bit, then felt bad...
10-21-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,236
Posted By slcbob

There have been glory days. But not in 2020. Now...

There have been glory days. But not in 2020. Now this. Even Tom. He used to be such a nice lad.

Maybe Zulko or USAZorro will hire us to fill bidons.
...
10-20-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,264
Posted By slcbob

I made my picks. Or, in Classics Squadville,...

I made my picks. Or, in Classics Squadville, should I say pick since I was down to only one transfer.

It was a hard fought season made less hard by my moment of inattention in Flanders. At least I...
10-20-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,236
Posted By slcbob

My wife asked me who was on my team. I said I...

My wife asked me who was on my team. I said I went with Dumo as my main guy. Her reply: "he's such a nice lad, why did you do that to him?"
10-18-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,264
Posted By slcbob

^ Don't get me wrong, I'm not blaming the moto....

^ Don't get me wrong, I'm not blaming the moto. So, yeah, I partially agree.

However, riders don't draft off road furniture and road furniture doesn't slow. The way WVA and MVDP moved past the...
10-18-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,264
Posted By slcbob

Wow. That moto was judge, jury, and executioner.

Wow. That moto was judge, jury, and executioner.
10-17-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,563
Posted By slcbob

Truly an inspired pick. How do you pull things...

Truly an inspired pick. How do you pull things like that out of thin air?

Zorro may close the gap a bit, though. Glancing at rosters but not doing any math, he's got a few folks still in it and,...
10-15-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,563
Posted By slcbob

Zdenek Stybar approves of this message. If...

Zdenek Stybar approves of this message.

If you haven't run into "Clinton deploys vowels to Bosnia" on either the Onion or the Car Talk guys reading and laughing about it, it is worth the search....
10-14-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,563
Posted By slcbob

I could barely keep up with all the sunk cost...

I could barely keep up with all the sunk cost reasoning I had to do to field the Classics Squad and budget my dwindling picks. When I saw la Vuelta starts on el martes (WTF?) I figured I'd catch my...
10-14-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,264
Posted By slcbob

If you want to be even less confident, I noticed...

If you want to be even less confident, I noticed Cav was on the start list. Maybe G-W wasn't the end after all.

The Wolfpack is going to crush it and the only threat is the Pocket Rocket...
10-13-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,563
Posted By slcbob

Darn you, Covid, ruining my prescient tangential...

Darn you, Covid, ruining my prescient tangential musings with a Bling-free race. :50:

USAZorro , surely Ineos must be to blame for all of this. Am I right? How can we connect the dots for the...
10-13-20, 02:30 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,563
Posted By slcbob

Demare wins tomorrow. Last time I said the...

Demare wins tomorrow.

Last time I said the stage was too lumpy for him, Demare stuck on like a limpet and turned in a convincing win. This time, I'm right.

Maybe a little GC fireworks if one...
10-06-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By slcbob

Dude, you may be the only one on point here!...

Dude, you may be the only one on point here! :lol:

The rest of us are all over the map. :50:

Who's in charge around here?
Ain't you, man?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f96p-IhcZhQ
10-05-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,563
Posted By slcbob

^ did you see the clip of Sagan taking a...

^ did you see the clip of Sagan taking a post-race tow from the tifosi? On steephill.tv Giro page, under the Stage 3 preview, from the day before.
10-05-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,264
Posted By slcbob

I remain inadequate in so many other ways, but......

I remain inadequate in so many other ways, but...
https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/brabantse-pijl/2020/today
10-04-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,264
Posted By slcbob

That was some bad juju. The PSC game seems...

That was some bad juju.

The PSC game seems to agree with the (s)pokes. Or is it the huskies? Not sure which, but top 10 on the day and 69 in the GC, on top of smacking me around like a red-headed...
10-03-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,563
Posted By slcbob

P.S. look at this cool feature. :lol: :crash:...

P.S. look at this cool feature. :lol: :crash: :cry:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1476x912/screenshot_2020_10_03_05_58_06_e52c73d5194468ea7a43ed1c601ae46147bf076d.png
10-03-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,563
Posted By slcbob

^ Done. What a hassle. And it was not something I...

^ Done. What a hassle. And it was not something I would have seen had you not alerted me to watch out where the huskies go.

Back when dinosaurs were still walking the earth, I'm pretty sure... no...
10-02-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,563
Posted By slcbob

It's totally ridiculous that Flo has the RCS...

It's totally ridiculous that Flo has the RCS contract and will be broadcasting the Giro in both USA and Canada, but isn't doing the fantasy league.

All I can figure is that the real player is...
10-01-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By slcbob

Eurosport is free and the VPN to get to it is the...

Eurosport is free and the VPN to get to it is the cost of a latte.
09-30-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By slcbob

I think the UCI team roster cap for World Tour...

I think the UCI team roster cap for World Tour teams is still 28 riders +/- 2 neo pros.

I'm not aware of any salary cap. Whatever the sponsors will bear.
09-28-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,264
Posted By slcbob

Yes. Vive la difference. I can understand...

Yes. Vive la difference.

I can understand how a certain sect is no longer living strong around here, which some rue and some relish. I can also understand how some may be similarly divided to...
09-28-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,264
Posted By slcbob

ooga-booga and the Stig have taught you well,...

ooga-booga and the Stig have taught you well, 2cam16 . Now, Rob, release your anger. Feel it flow through you in la Fleche Wallone. Pay no attention to the carcasses of small furry animals littering...
09-27-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,264
Posted By slcbob

We've found where the soigneurs for the slow...

We've found where the soigneurs for the slow (s)pokes clean up the team kit. Expect it to be closed for public use on Tuesday as well so they sparkle for Fleche Wallone on Wed.
...
09-27-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,264
Posted By slcbob

Chapeau, mountain man. Only a 1202 point gap...

Chapeau, mountain man.

Only a 1202 point gap for me to close to shed the maglia nera. Totally doable. I believe.

Let me get this straight, now. In another thread we were worried about things...
09-21-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

If we're talking about fiddling with rules, some...

If we're talking about fiddling with rules, some quick thoughts:

1) Ultimately, I'm fine with any explicit set of rules that are clear, coherent, and ruthlessly enforced. By the way, the UCI does...
09-20-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,270
Posted By slcbob

Kudos to Lotto Soudal who stamped their authority...

Kudos to Lotto Soudal who stamped their authority on the Teams competition.

And to you, njlonghorn , for the commitment to computations and staying in character that you have so artfully...
09-20-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

I shall look forward to October, not as an...

I shall look forward to October, not as an opportunity to make up for those questionable decisions, but for the chance to make more of them.

Pandemick well, people. Hasta Monreale. Ciaio.
09-20-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

^ there's cause to go all Meerijn Zeeman here.

^ there's cause to go all Meerijn Zeeman here.
09-19-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

Since you didn't get to see it, allow me to...

Since you didn't get to see it, allow me to elaborate for you.

It was totally before the line, absolutely everything that you describe and despise, and I thought it was epic and absolutely...
09-19-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

Winner time of 52m30s would time cut Ewan. I went...

Winner time of 52m30s would time cut Ewan. I went in to do the math just now and saw Sam Bennett 16s behind Ewan. Wow. Does Sagan still have a chance at green?
09-17-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

Kudos to my boy Landa and Bahrain McLaren for...

Kudos to my boy Landa and Bahrain McLaren for animating the race. All for nought, but certainly made it interesting. Echoes of my whole team's participation in the league this year?

I loved seeing...
09-17-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

I wonder if Bizarro Rule 87 kicks in today and...

I wonder if Bizarro Rule 87 kicks in today and Caleb joins the Gorilla in the broom wagon.

I tuned in just after the sprint points went against Sagan. His only chance now is if Sam winds up...
09-16-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

Pretty sure this was the first time he was on one...

Pretty sure this was the first time he was on one of my teams. Sorry, Mikel. The curse.
09-13-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

It looks flat so Bennett should pocket whatever...

It looks flat so Bennett should pocket whatever points the break doesn't take. Bora needs a rest. Several stages next week look better for Sagn v Bennett. I expect to see Sagan try to get away but...
09-12-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

I was down with the idea of Sagan getting pipped...

I was down with the idea of Sagan getting pipped by WVA even before I read it in from the Hunter Oracle. I am still floored by his call on Martinez.

A lot of uncertainty to come for anyone not...
09-11-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

I missed the first little bit and how Tejay...

I missed the first little bit and how Tejay dropped from the break. Was there a turn?

Somehow, he managed to do that on his own. I didn't pick and curse him. I resisted the temptation.
09-11-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

One of my new favorite cycling quotes, attributed...

One of my new favorite cycling quotes, attributed to Ahlaphilippe by Ant & Simon: "I thought I had a problem with my gears, but then I realized it was just my legs." Or something thereabouts.

Juju...
09-10-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

Joyous result for the day and the cycling world,...

Joyous result for the day and the cycling world, but I'me very disappointed in all of you. This result should have been obvious to absolutely anyone who was even just a tiny bit less as self-centered...
09-09-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

Double Wow. I just realized that, in addition to...

Double Wow. I just realized that, in addition to relegating Sagan from the stage win, they went back to the intermediate sprint and penalized him the 13 points he picked up there.

That pushes...
09-08-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,392
Posted By slcbob

Behind my effortless bravado, I confess to being...

Behind my effortless bravado, I confess to being a little nervous that Trollstigen isn't further behind AND is packing Fuglsang. I hope that Trollglsang doesn't bite me. Worst case, my being...
09-07-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

I already gave a small contribution to George at...

I already gave a small contribution to George at VG but I might make more of a dent in the endowment if he would introduce a feature like the one in Tissotville where you get to talk smack after a...
09-07-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,392
Posted By slcbob

We are a league of 3 island nations and we'll...

We are a league of 3 island nations and we'll give Trollstigen partial credit for all the fjords.

Is this the right forum for trash talking in the fleeting moments that I'm crushing it in...
09-06-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By slcbob

Yes. Definitely. You get your choice of ad free...

Yes. Definitely. You get your choice of ad free (Ant & Simon) or NBC bunch. On demand is available shortly after live ends, but not until. If you watch on a PC (live for sure, IDK delayed) you also...
09-06-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

In keeping with Rule 87, I'm picking Ewan for the...

In keeping with Rule 87, I'm picking Ewan for the rest day. I thought Aru might give him a run for his money, but no. Pinot will be on Caleb's heels but doesn't have the finishing kick.

God knows,...
09-05-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

^ well I've just cracked the top 3,000 of Gen Pop...

^ well I've just cracked the top 3,000 of Gen Pop and the podium of our little enclave, so I agree with your assessment that, essentially, "there goes the neighborhood."

Any day as a single digit...
09-04-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

Since Ewan is already taken, I'm going out on a...

Since Ewan is already taken, I'm going out on a limb to pick Roglic. Just me being reckless, I guess. Wow, he sure has recovered from his little incident at the Dauphine that kept him off my roster....
09-03-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

There wasn't as much of a slug fest as I...

There wasn't as much of a slug fest as I expected. Heck, even Richie hung, and stayed in front of Sebastian Reichenbach. I wonder where Tejay went?

I love the 1 second show of righteous...
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