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Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
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: 463
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.
10-10-19, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Caretaker

This thread is boring.

This thread is boring.
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
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...
Forum: Touring
10-07-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,603
Posted By Caretaker

I hosted for a few years on WS and used the...

I hosted for a few years on WS and used the service just once myself. We were pretty popular as we live close to an international airport. My experience as a host was 'round 95% positive. The 5% that...
10-01-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 796
Posted By Caretaker

You should have no difficulty then explaining a...

You should have no difficulty then explaining a chronological impossibility.
09-30-19, 03:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 796
Posted By Caretaker

Why? I mean why should 1993/4 have been...

Why?

I mean why should 1993/4 have been "interminable" for me just 'cause PodcastGuy won in '93? Doesn't make sense.
09-29-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 796
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...
09-15-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,105
Posted By Caretaker

I was aware from the start of his performance in...

I was aware from the start of his performance in the 2018 ToU, a second category stage race. BTW that link doesn't work in Europe.

If you want drop out of this discussion then that's fine by me. I...
09-15-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,105
Posted By Caretaker

Kuss hadn't done much which is why I questioned...

Kuss hadn't done much which is why I questioned the thinking behind his inclusion. I'm prejudiced against riders on 'most promising' lists that haven't shown much promise. If you eliminate all other...
09-15-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,105
Posted By Caretaker

No, unlike you and your 'list'.

No, unlike you and your 'list'.
09-14-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,105
Posted By Caretaker

Now if you'd put Tadej Pogacar in I'd be...

Now if you'd put Tadej Pogacar in I'd be impressed, but then he's Slovenian not American.
09-13-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,105
Posted By Caretaker

Well you hardly put him in the list because he...

Well you hardly put him in the list because he won a stage of the Vuelta because he hadn't.
09-10-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,105
Posted By Caretaker

Yes. What'swith the rolleyes? I posted before...

Yes.
What'swith the rolleyes? I posted before this Vuelta had even begun.
08-26-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,776
Posted By Caretaker

Yes!

Yes!
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,700
Posted By Caretaker

When I starting reading the OP I was thinking...

When I starting reading the OP I was thinking 'she must be 16' then I came to the bit where he says she's 25. The woman's an adult !!!!!
08-11-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,285
Posted By Caretaker

Being from Europe I'm not too familiar with this...

Being from Europe I'm not too familiar with this guy but certainly interesting as we both are from a similar generation so I can relate to the eras he's talking about.

The 2nd part is equally...
08-05-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,685
Posted By Caretaker

Tragic for his family, to die so young.

Tragic for his family, to die so young.
08-05-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,105
Posted By Caretaker

Kuss is good but as for becoming a 'big name' he...

Kuss is good but as for becoming a 'big name' he hasn't show potential yet. He's 24.

Poel is also 24 but has won Amstel Gold this year and is a very talented rider. Very promising prospect. He's...
08-05-19, 02:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,105
Posted By Caretaker

1 & 3 are possibilities, 2 is only in the list...

1 & 3 are possibilities, 2 is only in the list because he's American.
08-02-19, 02:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,478
Posted By Caretaker

What don't you like about France?

What don't you like about France?
07-30-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,643
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.
...
07-30-19, 02:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,446
Posted By Caretaker

I think it will depend to a great extent on the...

I think it will depend to a great extent on the course next year. They could put the Alps in the second week and the Pyrenees in week three with a longish ITT as the penultimate stage. If they go for...
07-29-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,663
Posted By Caretaker

As I've pointed out in a different thread, the...

As I've pointed out in a different thread, the only exception to the 'rule' that GC isn't contested is where the final stage is an ITT as it was in 1989. As this year's final stage was the more...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 03:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,818
Posted By Caretaker

I'm happy to donate and have done fairly...

I'm happy to donate and have done fairly regularly for what is an amazing resource and facility for publishing to a wide audience.

Paywall? No.
07-28-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,663
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.
07-28-19, 02:50 PM
07-27-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,066
Posted By Caretaker

Caleb Ewan

Caleb Ewan
07-27-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,781
Posted By Caretaker

Well he didn't have that option so it's...

Well he didn't have that option so it's irrelevant. The decision to take the times from the top of the Iseran was the fairest one under the circumstances.
07-27-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,474
Posted By Caretaker

Dan Martin

Dan Martin
07-27-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,474
Posted By Caretaker

Greatest convicted blood doping cheat. ...

Greatest convicted blood doping cheat.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alejandro_Valverde#Doping
07-27-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,474
Posted By Caretaker

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

He's 5th over 2 minutes off the podium.
07-27-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,474
Posted By Caretaker

Stage Nibali, Valverde, Landa GC Bernal ...

Stage
Nibali, Valverde, Landa

GC
Bernal
Thomas
Kruiswijk
07-27-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,474
Posted By Caretaker

13kms. 2go and Alaphilippe dropped.

13kms. 2go and Alaphilippe dropped.
07-27-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,474
Posted By Caretaker

We're climbing.

We're climbing.
07-27-19, 02:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,474
Posted By Caretaker

TdF 2019 - Stage 20

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/563x575/tumblr_pv9rxzviy61ropreyo1_640_d8bcdf300c2452a5173a7353c0ccfa471f006add.jpg
And for a closer look at the climb:
...
07-27-19, 01:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,438
Posted By Caretaker

Because the sprinters will still be coming up...

Because the sprinters will still be coming up when the climbers are going down. That and the spectators. Maybe they could take them down on the ski-lifts. :)
07-26-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,781
Posted By Caretaker

Thomas is 28 seconds off an Ineos 1st & 2nd. It...

Thomas is 28 seconds off an Ineos 1st & 2nd. It is a possibility on what will be a long hard climb. Hope it doesn't happen but it will be something they will be trying for.
07-26-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,781
Posted By Caretaker

Or it could liven things up. Fast and furious...

Or it could liven things up. Fast and furious ascent with lots of attacks.
07-26-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,438
Posted By Caretaker

No chance. GC is only contested on the final day...

No chance. GC is only contested on the final day when it's an ITT stage.
07-26-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,781
Posted By Caretaker

GC After Stage 19 1 BERNAL GOMEZ, Egan Arley...

GC After Stage 19

1 BERNAL GOMEZ, Egan Arley (INS) 78:00:42
2 ALAPHILIPPE, Julian (DQT) + 48
3 THOMAS, Geraint (INS) + 1:16
4 KRUIJSWIJK, Steven (TJV) + 1:28
5 BUCHMANN, Emanuel (BOH) + 1:55...
07-26-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,781
Posted By Caretaker

I think they shouldn't award time bonuses for the...

I think they shouldn't award time bonuses for the top of the Iseran.
07-26-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,781
Posted By Caretaker

Looking at the pictures of the finish I think...

Looking at the pictures of the finish I think they made the correct decision. God is a Colombian.
07-26-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,781
Posted By Caretaker

Stage stopped due to snow shower. Times at top of...

Stage stopped due to snow shower. Times at top of Iseran apply. Bernal in yellow.

Really bad.
07-26-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,781
Posted By Caretaker

Bernal over the top Thomas group +52 secs...

Bernal over the top Thomas group +52 secs Alaphilippe +2 minutes
07-26-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,781
Posted By Caretaker

Bernal attacking

Bernal attacking
07-26-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,781
Posted By Caretaker

Alaphilippe being dropped.

Alaphilippe being dropped.
07-26-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,781
Posted By Caretaker

Break with Valverde, Uran, Nibali and Simon Yates...

Break with Valverde, Uran, Nibali and Simon Yates on the Col de l'Iseran.

Yellow jersey group +2 minutes.I
07-26-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,781
Posted By Caretaker

Pinot, in tears abandons. 85kms. 2go.

Pinot, in tears abandons.

85kms. 2go.
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