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If you follow road, there is a pretty famous...

If you follow road, there is a pretty famous incident in 2013? at the tour where he basically head butts someone to the ground. Then after he flips out on a reporter asking about it.

So in the...
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The gold/silver race coming down to 2 athletes...

The gold/silver race coming down to 2 athletes from the same country, can't be a very common occurrence right?
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Then they nearly take the Keirin! Came all the...

Then they nearly take the Keirin! Came all the way from the back on the blue line for 2nd.
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Not sure, is she NZ? Im watching the CBC feed but...

Not sure, is she NZ? Im watching the CBC feed but I imagine its the same. They are kind of dull to be honest.

Sprints are fun to watch, but lets be honest, it better come down to Kenny and...
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Watch: Dutch rider Laurine van Riessen's amazing...

Watch: Dutch rider Laurine van Riessen's amazing crash escape on Rio track (video) - Cycling Weekly...
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If you are not watching live, do not look at TP...

If you are not watching live, do not look at TP results. Go watch a replay of the men's TP gold run. Amazing ride.
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regarding sprints: -God damn UK... ...

regarding sprints:


-God damn UK...

-And Bos on a BT bike? I thought Kuga basically built him his own bike.

-I also thought Barette and Baronaski would have been in the sprint.
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And then the US women went out and had over a...

And then the US women went out and had over a second on them by the 125m mark, talk about a fast start. They almost held it too. When you have a 5s lead on 3rd place maybe they pulled back on...
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The fact that skinner didn't get his bike in time...

The fact that skinner didn't get his bike in time I don't think speaks to the ability of the bike, considering the other 2 riders just won gold on it.

Or perhaps the rider won the race we all make...
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I guess you CAN sprint on the new cervelo then? :P

I guess you CAN sprint on the new cervelo then? :P
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It also depends if you are talking a standing 250...

It also depends if you are talking a standing 250 as part of a kilo, or just a straight single lap, as your gear choice will be very different and shave a lot of time.

Part of a kilo, low 20s,...
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Team Canada appears to have gone from Mavics to...

Team Canada appears to have gone from Mavics to campy wheels on the track this year. Both sprint and TP teams are on the campy double disc, where traditionally have had mavics (there room has about...
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There is a good bit that Freakonomics does on...

There is a good bit that Freakonomics does on cheating (its on youtube Im sure, but the full movie/book is worth it). They look at teachers who get bonuses based on the grades their kids gets, and...
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Glad to see the track is 'ready', although Im...

Glad to see the track is 'ready', although Im sure we will hear more about it once thousands of people stuff in there in a couple of weeks.


Regarding the RUS team, I hope they ban the entire...
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Im always here :) Ive been in the US a lot with...

Im always here :) Ive been in the US a lot with little service this summer


Regarding the cheap vs expensive versions, this goes for many companies in many sports. In particular, if you are...
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Love the CF tub shoes. I think there could be a...

Love the CF tub shoes. I think there could be a more 'reliable' design there but really they only need to last a weekend (or less). I could see bont maybe doing a mainstream version like that.
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While I agree overall with the list, I don't...

While I agree overall with the list, I don't think you can compare certain sports. Some sports require so much of one thing (weight lifting, distance cycling, auto racing) that I dont think its fair...
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Speaking from someone who rode in the last PanAm...

Speaking from someone who rode in the last PanAm test event, which was put on days after the track was ready, it ruins the track. There is so much concrete dust in the air that gets pounded into the...
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I know 2 people that went from national level...

I know 2 people that went from national level (jrs) track to skating. Ive always wanted to try long track, but it always seemed like a difficult sport to get into.
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no but there is talk of it. Even talk of a mixed...

no but there is talk of it. Even talk of a mixed field (sounds less likely)
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Quick recap of the race ...

Quick recap of the race

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvg086HdqPM
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TP started out close, but they walked away with...

TP started out close, but they walked away with in the end.

#hammerforprez2016 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=hammerforprez2016)
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Thats true. I was just talking with a coach...

Thats true. I was just talking with a coach yesterday about how we have PanAm games at home, 3 rounds of worlds, world champs, and olympics all in the span of about 11months. When you do not have a B...
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For those not getting a way to watch it, I used...

For those not getting a way to watch it, I used www.tunnelbear.com today with success. Sign up, install their bloatware, and you get 500mb free (unlimited is like $8). Hop off in something like the...
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2 seconds off of a world record.... wow. ...

2 seconds off of a world record.... wow.

This was a team that was struggling to qualify a year ago, and they just went 4 seconds faster than everyone else. That is incredible.
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Can vs US in women's IP tonight for bronze! ...

Can vs US in women's IP tonight for bronze!

http://www.tissottiming.com/File/Download?id=00030D0001021363FFFFFFFFFFFFFF02
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Looks like sportsnet1 in Canada will be playing...

Looks like sportsnet1 in Canada will be playing it.

....at 2-5am each night...
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Carriers in each. Most will not be live if I had...

Carriers in each. Most will not be live if I had to guess
http://www.uci.ch/mm/Document/News/NewsGeneral/17/32/89/2016UCITrackCyclingWorldChampionships-TVPartners_Neutral.pdf

or youtube, although...
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I feel for the guys that have to come out with a...

I feel for the guys that have to come out with a better bike every couple of years. Imagine finally pulling off the best bike you could possibly make within the limits you have, knowing that you have...
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Not even close to fitting lol. If I did I'd...

Not even close to fitting lol. If I did I'd probably try it, but it also has a 1 1/4" steerer so you can't just run your normal stem. Pin offers a 100mm and a 130mm, no idea on angles but basically...
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The rep claims this is only the 2nd one to even...

The rep claims this is only the 2nd one to even come to north America. I imagine there's only a handful of people riding them in the world at this point.


And for the record I was kidding about...
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This showed up in the bike shop today... should I...

This showed up in the bike shop today... should I buy it?

http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy155/gt-rob/20160227_143351_zpsf3aie24m.jpg

You will notice the lack of handlebars. Custom one...
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wow I had no idea what would be that soft. I also...

wow I had no idea what would be that soft. I also just tighten mine down hard, as I always have, and just plan to file them down if they get tight, as I always have. Perhaps I should just use the...
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very cool indeed. That heart rate data doesn't...

very cool indeed. That heart rate data doesn't look accurate, valente's is down to hear resting HR during a pull lol.


When you look at how close the top 10 men TP teams are going to be next...
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Should point out this is also the 'retirement...

Should point out this is also the 'retirement year' for a lot of racers. A lot of guys in that age range where 4 years out is too much, you either are going to Rio (and subsequently worlds) or you...
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I was just watching the national team on the...

I was just watching the national team on the track this morning getting ready (canadian). Men team pursuit are going, first time in probably 10+ years that we qualified. Hugo is going, and the 2...
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Im not sure where that saying comes from but I...

Im not sure where that saying comes from but I imagine it's roots are questionable.

Comparing 2 bikes based on material alone, especially with one of them being a complex composite and one being...
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I think for most of us its become more than a...

I think for most of us its become more than a hobby, at least from the guys I know who live at the track the way I do. I would have to get another job or something if I gave up cycling completely. Or...
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during regular training, where Im not taking a...

during regular training, where Im not taking a break or traveling excessively, I would say 15hrs. Track is an hour round trip, I spend 30mins getting ready there, on track 60-90min a time, 3-4 days a...
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Perhaps a repost, but US officially sending 9...

Perhaps a repost, but US officially sending 9 riders to world champs

https://www.usacycling.org/nine-member-track-worlds-team-announced.htm

plus Bobby is in appeals, hope he gets to finish his...
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Ill swing by, not racing though (Im in protest...

Ill swing by, not racing though (Im in protest for the lack of sprint events lol)

what kit/bike are you on Ill be sure to introduce
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Those predators will look nice, but Im sure will...

Those predators will look nice, but Im sure will flex like crazy. They are aiming for 350g, when scattos are 380g for a narrow 37cm bar only. Not to mention all other issues with fit, however once...
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Those are the new cheaper LOOK frames, I think...

Those are the new cheaper LOOK frames, I think they retail around 2500US.

Ill have to see one in person, but they are a far cry from the L96 in about every way lol
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LBS has the 564s in. They look so cheap.. ...

LBS has the 564s in. They look so cheap..
...
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Love the TR02, looks way better in person. Its...

Love the TR02, looks way better in person. Its like a brushed aluminum, and the stock DA crank matches great too.
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I would say masters are MORE likely to cheat from...

I would say masters are MORE likely to cheat from my experience. A kid doping has more to gain sure, but a LOT more to lose. The kind of guy who spends more money than time, and is extremely...
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how about instead of banning motors, just accept...

how about instead of banning motors, just accept it and control it. Imagine a scratch race where everyone has a 5 second boost button they could use at some point in the race. Or a points race where...
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All of the major bikes should be coming out with...

All of the major bikes should be coming out with new frames for Rio, so maybe there will be a 'flood' on the market soon (relatively speaking, even a couple of L96s for sale would be a flood lol)....
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Ive heard our team is getting the new bike, ill...

Ive heard our team is getting the new bike, ill try and grab a pic of it. Wonder whats happening to all those L96 frames.... :) Too bad they have cut posts and are useless to anyone with a longer...
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oh and want to hear one worse.... at Jr track...

oh and want to hear one worse.... at Jr track worlds our rider was almost not allowed to race a TK1. Why?


https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8684/16977534446_b2f163b95a_b.jpg


See that blue,...
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