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07-23-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,633
Posted By slcbob

Note that by "the 24th" we really mean the race...

Note that by "the 24th" we really mean the race kicks off tonight at 10pm. Pesky dateline and all that. Plenty of horrible predictions provided for your displeasure. Here's one more:

I'm throwing...
07-20-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,621
Posted By slcbob

I did. But it's drowned out by #20 and #28. ...

I did. But it's drowned out by #20 and #28.

Absolutely take precedent into consideration in the penalty phase and perhaps in informing the immediate actions in response to an adverse finding....
07-19-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,621
Posted By slcbob

I wish we would. In theory, we have a system...

I wish we would. In theory, we have a system where you do your time and you are back on the outside. Yet, in practice, you're arguing for some durable sanction.

I might not be opposed to higher...
07-18-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,271
Posted By slcbob

Don't completely dismiss the possibility in the...

Don't completely dismiss the possibility in the future. But, yes, no egregious violations have been noted and seconded for THIS iteration of a grand tour. Our host and e-friend is deserving of all...
07-18-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,409
Posted By slcbob

P.S. I'm not buying the whole "Pogacar should be...

P.S. I'm not buying the whole "Pogacar should be more generous" thing. It is a bike race.

He absolutely must hold to his word if he ever gets in a position to strike one of those drug deals...
07-18-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,409
Posted By slcbob

Wout singlehandedly defended the pride of...

Wout singlehandedly defended the pride of Belgium, like he said he would.

I was stunned to see Cav stutter. From the overhead, he had a chance to go right into open space earlier and didn't take...
07-18-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,271
Posted By slcbob

Jumbo Visma sure took some hits but the white...

Jumbo Visma sure took some hits but the white dwarf Petite Visma that was left after the collapse of the red giant had a helluva Tour. WVA putting the exclamation point on the all-round in...
07-18-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,271
Posted By slcbob

Well played, sir. Well played. I've been...

Well played, sir. Well played. I've been out-Rhoned and out-Velogamed.

I worked up a powerful thirst doing 7 1/2 hours of work in the sun at a local race yesterday, only to come home and find...
07-16-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,318
Posted By slcbob

I think their contract with ASO runs into 2022....

I think their contract with ASO runs into 2022. Though maybe just through this year. Either way, it's going to be interesting in 2023 or 2022 to see what options we've got.

I'm thrilled with $25...
07-16-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,409
Posted By slcbob

^ it's not run in a vacuum on a clean sheet. It...

^ it's not run in a vacuum on a clean sheet. It is stage 19, after all. On the heels of a good chunk of the Pyrenees.
07-15-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,271
Posted By slcbob

Safety alert. Don't hurt yourself and taco your...

Safety alert. Don't hurt yourself and taco your wheel by hitting the anchor I just threw out. I'm headed backward in the league standings like Dylan Van Baarle does when his day is done.

To add...
07-14-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,974
Posted By slcbob

^ I'm not all unicorns and rainbows here, but...

^ I'm not all unicorns and rainbows here, but that rational commentary hints at a particularly dark, Mel Gibson with scotch tape on the eyeballs, depressing underlying take on things.
07-14-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By slcbob

I think the effort to learn and say something...

I think the effort to learn and say something accurate and value added at that level of detail, almost inherently about new fangled stuff and often minor nuances, is probably too great for the tiny...
07-13-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,271
Posted By slcbob

^ quit pissing on me, canam73 . ;) There...

^ quit pissing on me, canam73 . ;)

There will be some folks blasting through us soon enough.
07-09-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,974
Posted By slcbob

So much hand wringing. So little pragmatism....

So much hand wringing.

So little pragmatism.

Name one sport that tests even nearly as much.
07-09-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,271
Posted By slcbob

That's not rain. It's all of us weeping for you. ...

That's not rain. It's all of us weeping for you.

Relish your time on top. Of the league, or just above ground.
07-08-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,271
Posted By slcbob

I don't think it alters the premise of the game....

I don't think it alters the premise of the game. I think it is a different premise.

The thing I HATE HATE HATE about Tissot is the inability to browse the rider list. You have to view it through a...
07-05-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By slcbob

MinnMan you lasted longer than this thread...

MinnMan you lasted longer than this thread deserved after it went sideways.

Questioning the results with science and analysis is worth the bandwidth.

Grinding an axe with disbelief and...
07-01-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,092
Posted By slcbob

That's our Phil!

That's our Phil!
06-30-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,409
Posted By slcbob

I am not opposed to uphill TTs but I almost don't...

I am not opposed to uphill TTs but I almost don't count them as filling the role of TTs. There is already vertical aplenty in a GT (except perhaps this one). IMHO the TT is supposed to test out...
06-29-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,409
Posted By slcbob

I'm late to the party this morning. I missed the...

I'm late to the party this morning. I missed the Go Slow event. https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tour-de-france-peloton-to-stage-go-slow-in-protest-of-crash-filled-stage-3-route/

That was a wacky...
06-28-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By slcbob

It looks like we have some winners! ...

It looks like we have some winners!

Unfortunately, stage 3 put G on the tarmac. Based on poll votes, that puts ClydeClydeson , Shadco , Tensor , and yours truly are in the money. Clyde^2 batting...
06-28-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,409
Posted By slcbob

If there is a rule #87 violation, the soft spot...

If there is a rule #87 violation, the soft spot in this old broken man wouldn't mind seeing it be Manxish. But, yeah, Ewan.
06-25-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,271
Posted By slcbob

v3 of Velogames is my last. Slapped something...

v3 of Velogames is my last. Slapped something into Tissot / Flo. There was no risk of me getting two transfers out of the quiz thing but I fell over the bar for one. There are some inhuman scores...
06-22-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By slcbob

There will be turns and pavement in all of them....

There will be turns and pavement in all of them. What more do the lads need?
06-22-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,271
Posted By slcbob

Omg

Omg
06-22-21, 03:46 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,409
Posted By slcbob

Cav"s little fantasy shot is coming to fruition. ...

Cav"s little fantasy shot is coming to fruition.
...
06-13-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,301
Posted By slcbob

Entertaining last stage. None of us did...

Entertaining last stage. None of us did particularly well, but I hope all of us had fun even if it was a little quiet here. Not long to Le Tour. A few new riders to watch coming out of this for me.
...
06-09-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,301
Posted By slcbob

^ it will be even funnier after he lands the...

^ it will be even funnier after he lands the triple today. Tip your waitress.
06-07-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,301
Posted By slcbob

^ yes. Absolutely. It was the right thing to do....

^ yes. Absolutely. It was the right thing to do. I'm just bitter you beat me to it. So you get the karma lift and I just get beaten more. I see it coming like a freight train. Or like Madun up a...
06-07-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,301
Posted By slcbob

It was time for the hedgehog to come out and trip...

It was time for the hedgehog to come out and trip over an acorn again. He'll go back to his den near the back middle of the pack soon enough.

We may rue the day you clued one4smoke in to the end...
06-07-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,301
Posted By slcbob

I have $5 Strong VPN and they are very strong. I...

I have $5 Strong VPN and they are very strong. I don't understand how the free VPNs make money and would steer clear of them. Any of the top rated services (per a reputable rater) will be fine.
...
05-31-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,318
Posted By slcbob

It looks like I can get rugby and cycling for...

It looks like I can get rugby and cycling for less than I was paying for either. So that's good. Unless they're monitoring this and are on to me.
05-24-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,586
Posted By slcbob

Channel your inner Taco or Fortunato. NOT your...

Channel your inner Taco or Fortunato. NOT your Rasmussen or Talansky.
05-24-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,586
Posted By slcbob

The Dauphine can't get here soon enough! It...

The Dauphine can't get here soon enough! It starts this Sunday while all the people I didn't pick roll into Milano for glory.

Another chance to choose poorly excel.
05-24-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,742
Posted By slcbob

I'm sure somewhere in all the video that we...

I'm sure somewhere in all the video that we missed, Fabbro and Grosschartner touched wheels right in front of Nibali and took all three of them out of the running. Maybe it will come out in the...
05-23-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,586
Posted By slcbob

Oh, yeah. I almost forgot. For the record:...

Oh, yeah. I almost forgot. For the record: Nizzolo is dead to me.
05-21-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,742
Posted By slcbob

I mostly disagree. Joao is proven to NOT be a GT...

I mostly disagree. Joao is proven to NOT be a GT rider, at least at this still early point in his career. And Remco is unproven. Both of them brimming with potential, though.

More will be clear...
05-19-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,742
Posted By slcbob

Uissi is a solid pick. This race has been a...

Uissi is a solid pick. This race has been a win-from-the-break-fest and I think it happens again today. Tough to call who make it stick, but Simon Pellaud wasn't in the break yesterday so he's...
05-17-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By slcbob

^ between Sean Kelly and Brian Smith they lay it...

^ between Sean Kelly and Brian Smith they lay it on pretty thick. They make Rob Hatch sound almost BBC English standard despite his flair with the Belgian names. I may have to watch The Commitments...
05-16-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,586
Posted By slcbob

Do or do not. There is no try. The stig does...

Do or do not. There is no try.

The stig does not just "hang on." :thumb: :p
05-16-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,633
Posted By slcbob

Superclasico now takes two months off. It resumes...

Superclasico now takes two months off. It resumes 7/28. It really is a race of attrition well suited to the most OCD of us.

Speaking of which: congratulations to all who picked a team. You...
05-14-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,586
Posted By slcbob

Those who can, do. Those who can't,...

Those who can, do. Those who can't, prognosticate. Those who can't prognosticate, make horrible predictions that put people into snowdrifts and under inflatable arches and into the portaloo and...
05-13-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,586
Posted By slcbob

I see now what ooga-booga tried to do to me a...

I see now what ooga-booga tried to do to me a little while back with his Nizzolo pick. Making horrible predictions about my guys to try to torpedo the few shreds of hope I have left. OK, the gloves...
05-13-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,633
Posted By slcbob

The gift that keeps on giving gives a little bit...

The gift that keeps on giving gives a little bit more this weekend. TroBroLeon. Yes, really.

Some deep pics to come.
05-10-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,586
Posted By slcbob

P.S. I don't know what bothers me more. That...

P.S. I don't know what bothers me more. That there is a paper trail. Or that there is a cunning artisan to exploit it.
05-10-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,586
Posted By slcbob

Like a moth to a flame, 2cam16 , but a mother...

Like a moth to a flame, 2cam16 , but a mother beautiful moth. Enjoy those fleeting moments! Burn brightly.

ooga-booga , I don't think there has been an Illuminati tag in my AO but I have been...
05-10-21, 03:41 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,586
Posted By slcbob

v1 of my team had Ganna and Yates. No Evenpoel....

v1 of my team had Ganna and Yates. No Evenpoel. Never Ewan.

Ewan won't finish the race and was too pricey. His remarkable display of hanging on the Poggio this spring was out of character and I...
05-08-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,586
Posted By slcbob

Great minds think alike. And fools seldom...

Great minds think alike.
And fools seldom differ.
it's one of those.

one of our own is in the top 1%. All hail.
05-07-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,742
Posted By slcbob

I think he's on GrainBrain 's team.

I think he's on GrainBrain 's team.
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