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09-27-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,180
Posted By GrainBrain

Chose the wrong Frenchman! Can't wait to see the...

Chose the wrong Frenchman! Can't wait to see the highlights. I wondered about fuglsang.
09-26-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,180
Posted By GrainBrain

Swapped out Bennett for Hirsche, Hirsche has my...

Swapped out Bennett for Hirsche, Hirsche has my nudge ftw.
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09-26-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 797
Posted By GrainBrain

Gosh snow already for you guys! Today it's 89 and...

Gosh snow already for you guys! Today it's 89 and windy. Starting Monday it will be mid 60's with lows in the upper thirtys.

It's that time of year in the Midwest where we can swing 40 in a day....
09-26-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,180
Posted By GrainBrain

Argh and past the padded section of guard rail. ...

Argh and past the padded section of guard rail.

I'm in and made my selection. Yeah JA with a cost of 32? No. Uran is pricey as well. Wout went on immediately, followed by Bennett. I watched Tadej...
09-23-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,121
Posted By GrainBrain

Back to the original thread title, and in defense...

Back to the original thread title, and in defense of Pogacar - yes he is the anti-Froome. Everyone else we're talking about - even the infamous riders of the late nineties - were much older then...
09-21-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 638
Posted By GrainBrain

Honestly I bet it's just steroids for his nettle...

Honestly I bet it's just steroids for his nettle rash.
09-21-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

I liked the idea floated by someone on TV of...

I liked the idea floated by someone on TV of having a "veteran rider" jersey or something. Valverde is 40!? Dang.


Anyways I look forward to participating in the fantasy Giro, for sure I'll have...
09-21-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,121
Posted By GrainBrain

Yes though at 3 minutes down it isn't as glaring....

Yes though at 3 minutes down it isn't as glaring. Plus he's been working towards it for years, and really his performance isn't surprising. He has quite the palmares really.

How about Wout? He...
09-21-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,121
Posted By GrainBrain

I read Tadej's biography that cycling news had....

I read Tadej's biography that cycling news had. His performance isn't as hard to believe when he was riding at a pretty high level since he was 9. He's only 22 now, no major injuries or pressure of...
09-20-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By GrainBrain

First off never assume anybody - cyclist,...

First off never assume anybody - cyclist, pedestrian, vehicle - can see you. Assume you are invisible and ride accordingly. Assume that 100% of the time they will behave unpredictably without...
09-20-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh, oh too soon. Too soon. ...

Oh, oh too soon. Too soon.
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Speaking of ridiculous UCI...
09-19-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

No worries, the UCI cares more about sock height...

No worries, the UCI cares more about sock height or illicit bottle feeds then a deserving win to an unsung domestique.
09-19-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

WOW TADEJ!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! He's won the tour!...

WOW TADEJ!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!
He's won the tour! No, literally - yellow, white and polka dot jersey's! Won the KOM on Planche des filles! Effing decimated the ITT infront of Dumoulin,Porte,Wout!!!!
...
09-18-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

It was a beautiful finale. Everyone eyeing each...

It was a beautiful finale. Everyone eyeing each other while Soren flies off the front - for the second time!! Great footage of him screaming out "Time!!??" to a vehicle when he was 2km out, guy had...
09-18-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

We have a lot of eagles here, those suckers are...

We have a lot of eagles here, those suckers are surprisingly big if you get close to one! Couple more thoughts from the horses mouth:

Wout said he didn't want to become a GC rider, he'd rather...
09-17-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

So weird, at 148lbs you'd think he'd be better? ...

So weird, at 148lbs you'd think he'd be better?

On the opposite end of the spectrum, nobody's mentioned how awesome Kuss looked on stage 17. 4th place and he admitted to backing off because he...
09-17-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

Glad I caught the last 65km of stage 18 today,...

Glad I caught the last 65km of stage 18 today, great racing by Porte to stay in after getting distanced on the gravel from a puncture. Pretty neat to watch Kwiatkowski and carapaz roll in together....
09-16-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

:o Oh geeze I just looked, over two minutes past...

:o Oh geeze I just looked, over two minutes past is all! Anyway Dan Martin is in the break so I'm hoping he'll get it. One of my favorite rider personalities.
09-15-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

Just really hoping Uran can maintain. Some of...

Just really hoping Uran can maintain. Some of those final grades are steep and come like a quick punch then back to normal. Perfect for Pogacar or Lopez. I think Uran could launch an attack at the...
09-14-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

I'm continually impressed with how tight knit DQ...

I'm continually impressed with how tight knit DQ is with their riders, especially watching sam Bennett. Not only is Bennett pacing Sagan, I love how morkov is constantly leading out Bennett at the...
09-13-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

Good grief Bernal finished with Wout van aert!...

Good grief Bernal finished with Wout van aert! Over 7 minutes down!!?? Quintana cracked. Porte looked really great.

Higuita oh no! No no no!! I almost threw up when I saw how hard he smacked the...
09-12-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

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Stage 15 - Dan Martin? He stated today that his back was better...?
09-12-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 946
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh great thread! Lawson Craddock would be my...

Oh great thread! Lawson Craddock would be my favorite, first American to have the dubious distinction as well as hold it for every stage.
09-12-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

Yes totally agree! I apologise for maybe bringing...

Yes totally agree! I apologise for maybe bringing in this unspoken conjecture. I watched Tadej on the white jersey presentation stage after today's stage 14 finish, he looked super tired! Roglic as...
09-12-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

I figured out for North America you can use NBC's...

I figured out for North America you can use NBC's peacock service to watch the tour albeit with Aussie's narrating, and I get a free week trial, how convenient! Just in time for today's stage, Sagan...
09-11-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

How about a little drama? I'm glad I'm not the...

How about a little drama? I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking this...
09-11-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

TJ got dropped from an acceleration by...

TJ got dropped from an acceleration by Alaphillipe in the opening km's, seems like it was quite the race! Can't wait to watch highlights.

Whata fantastic day for EF!! Martinez with the stage win,...
09-09-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By GrainBrain

Sounds like another I need to look into. Here's a...

Sounds like another I need to look into. Here's a great write-up I found:
https://cyclingtips.com/2019/08/specialized-pathfinder-pro-gravel-tyre-review/
09-09-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By GrainBrain

Please post how you feel about these SS if you...

Please post how you feel about these SS if you install them, I was also thinking of them.

I just swapped out my 37mm Riddlers for 38mm GravelKing SK. I prefer the GKs, they're faster on and off...
09-09-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

Nice to see a real green jersey competition....

Nice to see a real green jersey competition. Since Wout is kept on Roglic's leash, I have a wild prediction that Ewan gets the green jersey in Paris. Wouldn't multiple DeGendt and Ewan breakaways be...
09-08-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

Nice :thumb: Can't wait to catch that post win...

Nice :thumb: Can't wait to catch that post win interview.

I'm following along "live" from texts on cyclingnews, really happy to see EF constantly taking the front. Was frustrating to see them...
09-06-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

Those bonus seconds are dangerous! Am I to assume...

Those bonus seconds are dangerous! Am I to assume we just saw the three podium finalists with Bernal, Pogacar and Roglic - all finishing (including Landa) 11 seconds ahead of fourth through tenth...
09-05-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

Uran did extremely well in last year's Stage 13...

Uran did extremely well in last year's Stage 13 ITT in Pau tying with de gendt for 3rd. He's looking very strong and closer to his 2017 second place form this year.


Calmejane would've been one...
09-04-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

How awesome was it that Trentin(?) challenged for...

How awesome was it that Trentin(?) challenged for the intermediate points? Sagan held his own, looks like he's improved!

Last year EF lost out big to the cross winds, it was awesome to see Uran...
09-03-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

Great ride by Powless, took 36" back. Fun fact we...

Great ride by Powless, took 36" back. Fun fact we both share birthdays :bday:
09-03-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

I've been happy to see EF has held onto the teams...

I've been happy to see EF has held onto the teams classification, I think this is a good sign for today's stage 6. What I want to happen? Rigo or Higuita take yellow. What will probably happen?...
09-02-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

Will the team refocus now? Who dropped the...

Will the team refocus now?

Who dropped the ball on the Soigneur for Alaphillipe? A ton of mechanicals over the season now this!?
09-01-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

Stage 5 Van Avermaet is chomping at the bit isn't...

Stage 5 Van Avermaet is chomping at the bit isn't he?
09-01-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

Phew Roglic, that guy seems unstoppable....

Phew Roglic, that guy seems unstoppable. Alaphillipe mentioned he didn't want to waste the team strength to hold yellow but he hung on today. Yates seems well positioned for a guy only going for...
09-01-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By GrainBrain

Keeping the drivetrain wiped down was my "aha!"...

Keeping the drivetrain wiped down was my "aha!" moment for gravel riding. I was recommended Dumonde Tech lube by the LBS gravel riders and it's a good chain lube. More importantly then lube brand is...
08-31-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,795
Posted By GrainBrain

Been busy and passed on this one. What an awesome...

Been busy and passed on this one. What an awesome win by Alaphillipe!! Can't wait to see the replay today to see Caleb's win, but he's got a lot of cunning!

I decided not to renew my NBCgold...
08-21-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By GrainBrain

Whoops you're probably right, serves me right for...

Whoops you're probably right, serves me right for my quick post!

I'm pretty sure one of the presenters rode for the Cervelo test team right? Can't quite remember which one it was ... maybe it was...
08-21-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By GrainBrain

Does your Specialized have 24 spoke rims stock?...

Does your Specialized have 24 spoke rims stock? I'd keep those for the road and look into some 28h rims for gravel.
08-21-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By GrainBrain

I don't think I've seen any pros in races like...

I don't think I've seen any pros in races like the tour of France wear any wicking base layers, and it gets silly hot. Also they'll start low and climb into the mountains, often you'll see their...
08-18-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,815
Posted By GrainBrain

In regards to Hungary, they're building there...

In regards to Hungary, they're building there because the demand is there and the labor rate is low. It's the same reason the small manufacturing shop I work at is viable, we target niche markets and...
08-18-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,112
Posted By GrainBrain

Uran will be the preferred GC choice, then either...

Uran will be the preferred GC choice, then either Martinez or Higuita with a nod towards Martinez. Higuita is strong but seems to lack the, maturity?, needed for a three week GC run. Uran was looking...
08-16-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By GrainBrain

Taylor Phinney had I believe worst issues and...

Taylor Phinney had I believe worst issues and returned to good performance but never equal to his previous level. Makes you completely sick doesn't it? I hate it, to see such talent and dedication...
08-15-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,416
Posted By GrainBrain

Seems like everyone's struggling. For Sagan I...

Seems like everyone's struggling. For Sagan I wonder if he's been more focused on a GC win for the Giro or something?

I think I'll call it right now that Wout will win the sprint jersey at TdF....
08-13-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,141
Posted By GrainBrain

Missed getting in on the Dauphine but yeah...

Missed getting in on the Dauphine but yeah totally stacked! This is one I have the ability to easily watch along with replays, totally stoked to see EF finish with 4 not missing anytime yesterday!...
08-07-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,360
Posted By GrainBrain

Forgive me but are there some fundamentals being...

Forgive me but are there some fundamentals being overlooked here? No doubt at 400lbs I'd be going with vented calipers and rotors, and the largest rotors possible. Braking force is 60/40 f/r so are...
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