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12-15-17, 10:07 AM
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Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

Just out of curiosity (if anyone here is an...

Just out of curiosity (if anyone here is an amateur historian)... Are there any historical examples of where a punitive approach actually worked well to create change? Assuming that the tools and...
12-12-17, 06:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,975
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

I am an approved race mentor in NY state...

I am an approved race mentor in NY state (NYSBRA). In order to become such I sent the local association a request to be approved along with my C.V., which consisted of being a Cat 3 racer, level 3...
10-24-17, 12:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,610
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

I'm thinking that the reason they quote power max...

I'm thinking that the reason they quote power max numbers for smart trainers is that they will go into thermal overload above that point and the resistance will go down.
10-18-17, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 212,732
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

https://media.tenor.com/images/9a45c00cd10d57f119f...

https://media.tenor.com/images/9a45c00cd10d57f119f0a4df1dc881d0/tenor.gif
10-18-17, 08:49 AM
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Views: 212,732
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

My best guess is that companies, countries,...

My best guess is that companies, countries, boards of directors, stockholders, investors are obsessed with growth. I imagine board meetings go like "what we have is working, how can we change it to...
10-18-17, 03:56 AM
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Views: 212,732
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

Q&A: Instagram Exec James Quarles Plans to Turn...

Q&A: Instagram Exec James Quarles Plans to Turn Strava Into a Social Publisher for Athletes ? Adweek...
10-13-17, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,249
Views: 134,764
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

I don't see a chart. Locked out for non CA...

I don't see a chart. Locked out for non CA users. How about a screenshot?
09-29-17, 10:28 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 17,693
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

Be a crit guy. Have a huge sprint. Fight for...

Be a crit guy. Have a huge sprint. Fight for position at the end.
08-24-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,891
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

it does if you have a PM

it does if you have a PM
07-21-17, 03:25 PM
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Views: 114,597
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

So, odds on Froome getting 5?

So, odds on Froome getting 5?
07-14-17, 10:18 AM
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Views: 114,597
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

Good thing I don't trade stocks any more

Good thing I don't trade stocks any more
07-14-17, 08:15 AM
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Views: 114,597
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

I take it back. Not boring now. It makes no sense...

I take it back. Not boring now. It makes no sense at all to me anymore though. Maybe Landa is going off reservation.
07-13-17, 11:15 AM
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Views: 114,597
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

I'll go out on a limb and try to predict the...

I'll go out on a limb and try to predict the exact way tomorrow will play out. (This is why I think the Tour is boring)

It's a short stage so there will be huge pressure for a break to go, and...
07-13-17, 11:03 AM
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Views: 114,597
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

Although I do believe that calling the bluff...

Although I do believe that calling the bluff would have gotten rid of Landa and Nieve, attacking early would probably not have crushed Froome because the slope was much less at that point. The...
07-13-17, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 114,597
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

For Sky maybe this is true. It certainly was not...

For Sky maybe this is true. It certainly was not true for Armstrong in the first few years. It was never true for Pantani or Hinault. I'd also argue Contador at his peak was never one to shy away...
07-13-17, 09:51 AM
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Views: 114,597
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

I'm with Lance on the issue of their previous...

I'm with Lance on the issue of their previous finish. "You don't pull the yellow jersey to the finish like you're his teammate" "Make him pull."

He repeated this so many times and with such...
07-13-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 114,597
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

I don't agree with the Astana game plan at all. ...

I don't agree with the Astana game plan at all. Aru is the only guy in this race who can actually threaten Froome and yet he's clearly content to race for second place. Yeah he got the MJ today,...
07-07-17, 03:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,548
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

You gotta know what kind of rider you are. A...

You gotta know what kind of rider you are. A sprinter who ranks near the bottom on stage race TTs will have only option A. A little climber also may only have option A unless he can simulate an...
07-06-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 114,597
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

That side-by-side vid really shows that Sagan was...

That side-by-side vid really shows that Sagan was basically muscling himself into Demare's wheel. No malicious intent, but it wasn't "a hole that wasn't there". Cav was clearly right on Demare's...
07-05-17, 09:36 AM
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Views: 114,597
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

I believe that ultimately the jury's decision was...

I believe that ultimately the jury's decision was based on some sort of desire to rein in the craziness on the sprint stages. They have to know that it's not popular with the fans for them to boot...
07-01-17, 08:38 AM
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Views: 114,597
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

Weird seeing Sagan wearing an ordinary Bora kit.

Weird seeing Sagan wearing an ordinary Bora kit.
06-30-17, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2,249
Views: 134,764
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

In my case, the club treasury kept it. I got...

In my case, the club treasury kept it. I got basically nothing at all for being the promoter of record. I don't think that's a rare case either.
06-28-17, 03:47 PM
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Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

I can't even find a listing of UCI GF WC winners...

I can't even find a listing of UCI GF WC winners by year.

To me, it's clear that this sport exists on two levels. The main level is the professional (and to some degree, the junior development...
06-27-17, 11:39 AM
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Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

If I could actually win one, I would very proudly...

If I could actually win one, I would very proudly wear the jersey from one of those. I know a few of the guys who have won, and it's far from easy.
06-27-17, 11:33 AM
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Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

No I don't think it was a WC. According to the...

No I don't think it was a WC. According to the UCI site, the only US qualifier was in Jacksonville in May http://www.ucigranfondoworldseries.com/

The WC will be in France according to the same...
06-27-17, 11:18 AM
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Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

they do have a lot of pull now with regards to...

they do have a lot of pull now with regards to Masters Worlds, since all (I think) of the qualifiers are GF events.

Unless you do the "other" worlds (in Austria). I guess both champs get to wear...
06-27-17, 11:13 AM
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Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
06-27-17, 09:51 AM
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Views: 134,764
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

Forces everyone to take drugs to level the...

Forces everyone to take drugs to level the playing field?

Is that really what people believe? At a GF?
06-22-17, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 212,732
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

maybe she was trying to eat the tire sealant.

maybe she was trying to eat the tire sealant.
06-21-17, 09:32 AM
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Views: 234,919
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

New York State Bicycle Racing Association 3 hrs...

New York State Bicycle Racing Association
3 hrs
Press Release: Update on Harlem Skyscraper Criterium Women’s Prize List
This past weekend, the Harlem Skyscraper Criterium’s Women’s P123 prize...
06-19-17, 02:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,997
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

I agree with everything you said except the act...

I agree with everything you said except the act of bridging (in my view) is perfectly fine. It is clear that the intention behind the action matters though. The way I am presenting it, it's a...
06-19-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,997
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

They had #3 rider for that (and she did beat them...

They had #3 rider for that (and she did beat them in the sprint)
06-19-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,997
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

Well, I think if you make a successful bridge and...

Well, I think if you make a successful bridge and don't drag anyone with you (then survive) then the team gets an automatic 1-2 podium. That's pretty solid benefit in my view.
06-19-17, 07:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,997
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

My feelings on this: I feel that Rule Number...

My feelings on this:

I feel that Rule Number One in team bike racing is to always ask the question "Does this situation benefit my team?" "Can I do something here to benefit my team?"

Situation...
06-13-17, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 212,732
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

I don't subscribe to the theory that safety is...

I don't subscribe to the theory that safety is the biggest issue driving people out of the sport. Of course, that is not intended to devalue those stories and opinions presented here which point in...
06-05-17, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,201
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

Are you tensing up your upper back or lower neck?...

Are you tensing up your upper back or lower neck? That is where those nerves come from. I've learned this the hard way.
06-04-17, 04:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,214
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

He actually won the Nats TT a few years ago when...

He actually won the Nats TT a few years ago when it was in Bend I think.
06-03-17, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,214
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

4th place is also a well-known Northeastern...

4th place is also a well-known Northeastern hammer. He was third in the TT.
05-30-17, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

Much ado about nothing.

Much ado about nothing.
05-08-17, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

I mean, the actual Chris Thater NCC race was...

I mean, the actual Chris Thater NCC race was cancelled long ago. (the word was spreading about that within days of the 2016 race end). that Empire State Crit was going to be a more local...
05-08-17, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 234,919
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

First I have heard of it. I could call the...

First I have heard of it. I could call the promoter and find out what happened but if they have already passed the baton then I guess it's water under the bridge.
12-31-16, 01:44 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 28,616
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

It was good to see you

It was good to see you
12-26-16, 07:14 AM
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Views: 1,224,574
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

I slept through this. Waking up was kind of...

I slept through this. Waking up was kind of painful.
12-07-16, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,224,574
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

This is a stupid thing to have a pissing contest...

This is a stupid thing to have a pissing contest about. Shrinkage, freezage, etc
11-04-16, 04:37 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,224,574
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

If you live in the Western desert then it...

If you live in the Western desert then it probably rains so infrequently that each time there actually is rain, it raises a film of oil up from the road surface. No tire choice will offset that kind...
11-01-16, 07:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,792
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

BTW I have been using the 1-up trainer since 2003...

BTW I have been using the 1-up trainer since 2003 and it's been solid and reliable. It has a ton of "miles" on it and still works as new. One of the more quiet trainers. I'm considering a kickr snap...
11-01-16, 07:45 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,792
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

Pretty quiet. They are about the same as my 1up...

Pretty quiet. They are about the same as my 1up trainer. Vibration isn't bad but I have a carpet and a yoga mat for them.
11-01-16, 07:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,792
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

The smart e-motion rollers already exist in...

The smart e-motion rollers already exist in Europe. Their site says very clearly "Not available in North America". Perhaps a licensing issue.

http://www.elite-real.com/en/products/real-e-motion-b
10-18-16, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 114,597
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

https://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/OTBD/...

https://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/OTBD/2016/10/16/DailyHistory.html?req_city=Al+Khor&req_state=&req_statename=Qatar&reqdb.zip=00000&reqdb.magic=1&reqdb.wmo=41161

And Terpstra made the...
10-13-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,224,574
Posted By Grumpy McTrumpy

Who let the bears in? ...

Who let the bears in?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUcl3VY8Wfc
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