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09-25-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,407
Posted By MinnMan

So the answer to the thread title is..... AND

So the answer to the thread title is.....

AND
09-25-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, no kidding. Is she tough or what?

Yeah, no kidding. Is she tough or what?
09-24-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 301
Posted By MinnMan

Bernal is the wildcard.

Bernal is the wildcard.
09-22-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By MinnMan

The goal, I think, has been to help promotors of...

The goal, I think, has been to help promotors of a wider variety of races in a greater distribution of locales. If this strategy has worked, then there have been more interesting races benefitting a...
09-21-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 301
Posted By MinnMan

It's a tough game all around. I was sort of...

It's a tough game all around. I was sort of impressed that Carapaz pivoted so ably at the Vuelta from being a GC contender to hunting stages. Thomas, for being yesterday's news, hung tough this...
09-21-22, 12:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 301
Posted By MinnMan

So, is it really great or really tough to be a...

So, is it really great or really tough to be a Simon or Adam Yates - an incredible cyclist with other-worldly talent compared to 7 billion others, but overshadowed by the half-dozen or so others who...
09-20-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 301
Posted By MinnMan

In the post-Froome era, Ineos has spent a TON of...

In the post-Froome era, Ineos has spent a TON of money on seeming great talent. And yeah, they've had some pretty good results with Bernal and Carapaz and Thomas, but considering their bankroll and...
09-20-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By MinnMan

I agree with this. Another part that I...

I agree with this.

Another part that I like is that it adds yet another dimension to the "multiple different races within the race" that has long been a big appeal to the World Tour races.
...
09-19-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, it's definitely going to be on the less...

Yeah, it's definitely going to be on the less expensive side. Ebay.de is a thought. The appropriate search term is farrhad rollentrainer. There are some deals, to be sure. Though I'm not wholly...
09-19-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By MinnMan

Well, it's a rumor, not a fact, but here 'tis ...

Well, it's a rumor, not a fact, but here 'tis
https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/exclusive-2023-worldtour-could-include-20-teams-to-avoid-relegation-chaos-legal-battles/
09-19-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By MinnMan

Who is Tobias Foss?

Who is Tobias Foss?
09-19-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By MinnMan

There is some indication that UCI will expand the...

There is some indication that UCI will expand the list from 18 to 20, which will save those teams. And maybe save UCI from some costly lawsuits
09-19-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By MinnMan

Thanks for the input. That's reassuring. DC...

Thanks for the input. That's reassuring. DC Rainmaker also says that the Flow spins out above 800 watts. I wish I could say that that is a problem for me, but it's definitely not.
09-17-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By MinnMan

Setting up a trainer at my temporary residence, on the other side of the ocean

As my name indicates, I normally live in Minneapolis, where I have a dedicated trainer setup and Zwift, using an on old road bike that hasn't been outside or off the trainer for a few years now.
...
09-08-22, 12:45 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

No, he's not. He says he's tired ...

No, he's not.

He says he's tired

https://www.velonews.com/news/road/brandon-mcnulty-confirms-he-will-not-race-road-worlds/
09-07-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

Surprised that McNulty hasn't been a factor...

Surprised that McNulty hasn't been a factor throughout. Still tired from the TdF?
09-07-22, 02:01 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

I can't see why he would have faked a flat. Even...

I can't see why he would have faked a flat. Even if Roglic's attack had stuck, he wasn't in danger of losing more than a few seconds.

I hope Roglic is OK. It's hard to see how he can race at...
09-04-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By MinnMan

I just changed to the other side of the pond and...

I just changed to the other side of the pond and am living in Germany.

So Eurosport is part of the standard cable package and therefore I get all all of the stages.
That's the good news. The bad...
09-01-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

Evenepoel gave a preview of his climbing prowess...

Evenepoel gave a preview of his climbing prowess this spring in stage 3 of Tour of Norway. See Lanterne Rouge's video review here, complete with estimated power numbers *...
08-30-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

I don't think you are being deliberately obtuse,...

I don't think you are being deliberately obtuse, but nonetheless, ooga-pooga's point is pretty obvious.

But I'm tired of many of these things that we return to again and again. Apart from the...
08-28-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

True, but Pogacar fell victim to a combination of...

True, but Pogacar fell victim to a combination of his hubris -attacking too much when he didn't need to - and an unbelievably intense team strategy that J-V was able to mount largely because they...
08-28-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

We should remember that Roglic had a nasty fall...

We should remember that Roglic had a nasty fall in the Tour and probably lost a bunch of training time. He's still formidable, but his form probably isn't optimum.

On another point, there are some...
08-28-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

At times, lunch can be a big mistake

At times, lunch can be a big mistake
08-28-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

Maybe so, but Roglic doesn't look so hot in the...

Maybe so, but Roglic doesn't look so hot in the mountains. And having the J-V team behind him hasn't been much of a factor.

Also, it's sort of cool to see Alaphillipe take the role of...
08-28-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

Wow - Jay Vine and Ayuso. The new talent just...

Wow - Jay Vine and Ayuso. The new talent just keeps coming. Ayuso is 19. Vine isn't that young, but what a great story (and great advertising for Zwift)
08-23-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

It will be a while before there could be a...

It will be a while before there could be a non-threatening break. There are still more than 50 riders within 3 minutes.

I'm disappointed that J-V is holding red through the early stages. there...
08-23-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

I would have liked to have seen Quintana in this...

I would have liked to have seen Quintana in this stage. He's a descending demon.
08-22-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

I get so impatient on Grand Tour Mondays.

I get so impatient on Grand Tour Mondays.
08-21-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

How many J-V members will have worn the red...

How many J-V members will have worn the red jersey before the 3 weeks are up?
08-19-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, nice for the warhorse. But the results...

Yeah, nice for the warhorse. But the results affirm the obvious - TTT just gives additional advantages to GC riders from rich teams.
08-18-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

Chris Horner has an interesting take on Tramadol...

Chris Horner has an interesting take on Tramadol and its effects on racing outcomes, back when UCI hadn't banned it. Says riders took it for pain - i.e., after injuries in previous stages - and that...
08-17-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

That would make everybody look bad. Especially...

That would make everybody look bad. Especially the UCI. They should either DQ him now or accept that he could win the Vuelta.
08-17-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

Tramadol, huh? So is he in or out? I don't...

Tramadol, huh? So is he in or out?

I don't get it really and I'll regret bringing it up, but if somebody like Quintana was sneaking something extra into his Wheaties, was he hoping simply to not...
08-15-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, that's probably right about Kuss. The...

Yeah, that's probably right about Kuss. The people who do super-domestique work through most of their career (or are lead-out specialists) are an unusual breed. Such great riders but little...
08-15-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

Wondering what UAE are going to do with Almeida...

Wondering what UAE are going to do with Almeida and McNulty. I think they are co-leading? After the TdF, it does seem that McNulty has earned the chance to ride for himself, but from the teams...
08-03-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By MinnMan

That's quite interesting. I wonder why there is...

That's quite interesting. I wonder why there is a difference regionally.
08-03-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,345
Posted By MinnMan

not sure I've ever seen a thread with so many...

not sure I've ever seen a thread with so many posts from users with fewer than 20 posts in their history
08-02-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By MinnMan

Checking bikes and bike gear on planes - Li ion batteries

As far as I understand, Li ion batteries are not allowed in checked baggage on airplanes, but are OK in carry-on luggage. A few points and questions:

1. I assume that many people have flown...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,783
Posted By MinnMan

Yes. I used to run GP4S as a compromise tire. I...

Yes. I used to run GP4S as a compromise tire. I also liked them for somewhat wet conditions- they are pretty grippy. They are not a performance tire, but they don't have the "hose filled with...
08-02-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By MinnMan

IMHO, if you don't have a problem with your...

IMHO, if you don't have a problem with your weight, then by all means, treat yourself now and again.

Of course, it depends on frequency. Most any of these things are OK if they are rare. On my one...
08-01-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,407
Posted By MinnMan

I understand why people want this, but I'm not...

I understand why people want this, but I'm not sure how we can come to an agreement here about what constitutes a spoiler. Also, I think that if there are specific races that people *know* have...
07-31-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,592
Posted By MinnMan

Those questions have been answered repeatedly in...

Those questions have been answered repeatedly in this thread, from several different points of view. If you don't accept or agree the answers, nobody appointed you the inquisitor with rights to...
07-31-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,592
Posted By MinnMan

Well - now the TdF-F is over, too. It certainly...

Well - now the TdF-F is over, too. It certainly wasn't dull.
07-31-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,592
Posted By MinnMan

Nobody is ostracizing you, Iride01 . They are...

Nobody is ostracizing you, Iride01 . They are simply disagreeing with you, just as you are disagreeing with them.
You posts clearly reflect that you haven't paid much attention to the women's tour...
07-30-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,592
Posted By MinnMan

As several were saying.... ...

As several were saying....

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this wouldn't happen...
07-30-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,592
Posted By MinnMan

She was. And she did. 39 y.o., Vos,...

She was. And she did.

39 y.o.,

Vos, van vleuten. It may be that women peak at a greater age than the men.
07-29-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By MinnMan

I'm a few years behind you, but I think it's...

I'm a few years behind you, but I think it's presumptuous for anybody to tell you or anybody else to just be grateful to be riding that one shouldn't care about performance.

Lots of people I...
07-29-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,592
Posted By MinnMan

Lanterne Rouge is also doing his 6-8 minute...

Lanterne Rouge is also doing his 6-8 minute recaps each day. Listening to him is like drinking from a fire house, but I kinda like it.
07-29-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,592
Posted By MinnMan

Interesting. Where are you finding viewership...

Interesting. Where are you finding viewership numbers?

I think this is a really excellent beginning (or revival?). It will be a challenge to keep up the momentum from year to year, but one can...
07-28-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,949
Posted By MinnMan

I stopped reading at this sentence. There's no...

I stopped reading at this sentence. There's no point in reading the opinions of somebody who doesn't really understand bike racing.
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