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Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,083
Posted By Caretaker

Electrify her.

Electrify her.
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By Caretaker

The OP is unlikely to lose any significant weight...

The OP is unlikely to lose any significant weight just by taking up cycling. Needs to change diet as well as exercising more.
Forum: Touring
02-11-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,589
Posted By Caretaker

I try not to tour in boring places, on busy roads...

I try not to tour in boring places, on busy roads or industrial areas so I like to hear what's going on while admiring the view. Definitely no ear phones/buds.
Forum: Touring
10-24-19, 02:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By Caretaker

He doesn't have to pay anything, just list it...

He doesn't have to pay anything, just list it somewhere else that doesn't require a payment in a foreign currency , or any currency for that matter, with the extra charges added. He's unlikely to...
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By Caretaker

You could always go to CrazyGuyOnABike (CGOAB)...

You could always go to CrazyGuyOnABike (CGOAB) where they have a forum and a classified ad section where donations are accepted but not required.
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By Caretaker

Don't bother unsubscribing just don't post. You...

Don't bother unsubscribing just don't post. You might change your mind down the road.
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 941
Posted By Caretaker

The fellowship will be missing on the Levante...

The fellowship will be missing on the Levante until you get to Zamora. On the Norte staying in Albergues you will meet plenty of walkers and some cyclists but only occasionally on the road. The...
Forum: Touring
10-14-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 941
Posted By Caretaker

Doing the northern Camino in Spain I found...

Doing the northern Camino in Spain I found restaurants did a 'pilgrim menu' for about 10 from 7pm. Normally in Spain the cook/chef only arrives around 8.30pm at the earliest.
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 941
Posted By Caretaker

Yes I've done two, or more accurately 1 & 0.85....

Yes I've done two, or more accurately 1 & 0.85. The first (0.85) was the Levante from Valencia which I didn't complete because I had an accident and end up doing the last 250kms by bus. The other I...
09-29-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,769
Posted By Caretaker

I'm just glad Valverde isn't world champion any...

I'm just glad Valverde isn't world champion any more. It was bad for cycling to have a guy as world champion who blood doped, fought the proven case on technicalities, got a three year suspension but...
07-30-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,446
Posted By Caretaker

TdF 2019 Photos

Great photo spread on the Tour in the Guardian online. If you left-click on the photos the i (information icon) on the right side will get you the caption.
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07-28-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,877
Posted By Caretaker

The green jersey is the one they award to the...

The green jersey is the one they award to the rider who does the most wheelies in the last 3 kms. of each stage.
07-27-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,379
Posted By Caretaker

He's 5th over 2 minutes off the podium.

He's 5th over 2 minutes off the podium.
07-25-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,167
Posted By Caretaker

There's a heatwave across parts of Europe and the...

There's a heatwave across parts of Europe and the spectator probably thought he/she was being helpful. It's more normal to hold out a bottle of water for a rider to take if he wants and pour over...
07-24-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,075
Posted By Caretaker

Right and some big name riders who know they...

Right and some big name riders who know they haven't the form for GC will purposely lose time on a stage so they will, in subsequent stages, be allowed get in the breakaway to target stage wins....
07-22-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,975
Posted By Caretaker

Doesn't surprise me. I still prefer...

Doesn't surprise me.

I still prefer Alaphilippe's public persona and how he conducts himself both on and off the bike.
07-20-19, 02:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,975
Posted By Caretaker

Well they got the ITT wrong.

Well they got the ITT wrong.
07-19-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,219
Posted By Caretaker

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrissmith/2012/08/24...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrissmith/2012/08/24/why-its-time-to-legalize-steroids-in-professional-sports/#23180eb865d2

I've read the article which is nearly all about baseball and it seems the...
07-07-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,750
Posted By Caretaker

When sprinters can and often do pull out half way...

When sprinters can and often do pull out half way through a GT I don't really see the validity of 'records' in this regard.
06-26-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,006
Posted By Caretaker

This from the guy who objected to me not putting...

This from the guy who objected to me not putting the words 'Spoiler Alert' in the thread title.

https://www.bikeforums.net/professional-cycling-fans/1171643-liege-bastogne-liege-2019-a.html
05-19-19, 02:22 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,478
Posted By Caretaker

Worse. At least the French moto-cops keep a...

Worse. At least the French moto-cops keep a certain amount of order and on TdF climbs the proportion of crazies to genuine enthusiastic but responsible fans is a lot less.
Forum: Touring
05-16-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Caretaker

Take the R336 west from Galway, then the R340/2/1...

Take the R336 west from Galway, then the R340/2/1 to Clifden, then the N59 to Lenane. Continue on the N59 to Westport, do the Westport greenway cyclepath to Achill Island which you might like to tour...
Forum: Touring
12-15-18, 04:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,725
Posted By Caretaker

I think 'personal achievement' is a better...

I think 'personal achievement' is a better description of the feeling I get having completed a multi-week tour. There may come a day when E-assist is the only option but until then it isn't one I'd...
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