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08-17-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 216
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: 14
Views: 216
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: 14
Views: 216
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: 14
Views: 216
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: 242
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: 15,132
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: 242
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: 5,644
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: 16
Views: 364
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: 21
Views: 875
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: 1,335
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: 1,335
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: 1,335
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: 1,335
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: 1,335
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: 535
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: 1,335
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: 1,335
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: 12,575
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.
07-27-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,335
Posted By MinnMan

Many of the strongest women's teams -...

Many of the strongest women's teams - Jumbo-Visma, Trek-Segafredo, DSM, Movistar a few others- are associated with men's teams and thereby take advantage of the support staff of those larger...
07-27-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,314
Posted By MinnMan

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Vingegaard welcomed in Copenhagen. A nice illustration of the difference...
07-27-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,335
Posted By MinnMan

https://www.giroditaliadonne.it/

https://www.giroditaliadonne.it/
07-26-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,335
Posted By MinnMan

Oh also, Zwift's participation in this is a big...

Oh also, Zwift's participation in this is a big positive.
07-26-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,335
Posted By MinnMan

I don't know if the women can race the distances...

I don't know if the women can race the distances that men race. But the shorter courses and the smaller number of stages are deliberate marketing decisions, rather than about the women's stamina. The...
07-26-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,335
Posted By MinnMan

I was thinking that van vleuten was going to do...

I was thinking that van vleuten was going to do amazing things in the mountains. She clearly had an off day today - somewhat sick - but she survived without losing too much time. I hope she...
07-26-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,335
Posted By MinnMan

Yep, that makes a big difference.

Yep, that makes a big difference.
07-26-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,335
Posted By MinnMan

TdF Femmes

Anybody watching? It's been good racing. I haven't caught up with stage 3 yet today, but it was inspiring to see the undisputed GOAT earn yellow in stage 2. Nobody deserves that honor more than...
07-26-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By MinnMan

Of those 3, only Sheffield is on my radar. I...

Of those 3, only Sheffield is on my radar. I need to catch up.
07-25-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By MinnMan

https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/north-america...

https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/north-americans-at-the-tour-de-france-stage-glory-breakaways-working-for-the-winner/
07-25-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,314
Posted By MinnMan

+1

+1
07-23-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,314
Posted By MinnMan

I agree. But credit also to Pogacar - he attacked...

I agree. But credit also to Pogacar - he attacked even when wearing yellow, which would never have happened in the Sky train days.
07-23-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By MinnMan

I don't know where I got the factoid that Kuss is...

I don't know where I got the factoid that Kuss is 8th on GC. He's 18th. But Powless is 13th. Not bad, considering he did that on his own by getting into breaks, rather than by having a team of...
07-22-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By MinnMan

Agreed. I knew it was an ambiguous concept when...

Agreed. I knew it was an ambiguous concept when I wrote it. And I agree that Kuss had the greatest impact on the race.

Simmons at 21, is the youngest guy in the peloton this year.
07-22-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By MinnMan

Young Americans

It's been quite a tour for the young Americans. Powless was a breakout breakaway star. McNulty showed himself to be a world-class domestique. Jorgenson almost got himself on the podium twice (4th on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,355
Posted By MinnMan

I don't have any problem with visibility with...

I don't have any problem with visibility with these lights on my seat stays - they are quite visible from a distance and at an angle.

I don't follow what you mean about 45°. Unless your bike has...
07-21-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,314
Posted By MinnMan

Well, maybe they should, but Jakobsen did win one...

Well, maybe they should, but Jakobsen did win one of the true sprint finishes. Maybe blame the organizers too. The route wasn't set up for a lot of sprint finishes. (It was set up to make things...
07-21-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,314
Posted By MinnMan

Agree with you all- the GC portion of the race...

Agree with you all- the GC portion of the race has been much more exciting this year. Also, the dynamics between the break and the peloton have been really interesting. OTOH, not so much for the...
07-21-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,314
Posted By MinnMan

Van Aert has been amazing. Getting in the break...

Van Aert has been amazing. Getting in the break nearly every day and driving the pace.
07-21-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,314
Posted By MinnMan

And sportsmanship

And sportsmanship
07-21-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,314
Posted By MinnMan

Can we hope this is the start of a years-long...

Can we hope this is the start of a years-long rivalry between Vingegaard and Pogacar? That would be great. We are moving out of a two-year era when the apparent contest was between the two...
07-19-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,175
Posted By MinnMan

Personally, I'd rather be obese than eat oatmeal,...

Personally, I'd rather be obese than eat oatmeal, but that's just me. YMMV
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,355
Posted By MinnMan

Another vote for Cygolite. I like the...

Another vote for Cygolite.

I like the hotrods - they strap on to my seat stays. Bright lights and the charge lasts a long time. I use them for daylight blinkies and for night time. If riding at...
07-18-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,314
Posted By MinnMan

J-V and UAE are both domestique-depleted. Ineos...

J-V and UAE are both domestique-depleted. Ineos *could* take advantage if they have the right strategy and if Thomas is up for it. Presumably the scenario is that the J-V domestiques drive the...
07-18-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,175
Posted By MinnMan

Suit yourself. Different words connote...

Suit yourself. Different words connote different concepts, and if you don't care to recognize the distinction, it's not like you are putting people at risk. An engineer who equated the two would...
07-18-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,175
Posted By MinnMan

Sorry Seattle Forrest , this is not a word game....

Sorry Seattle Forrest , this is not a word game. Accuracy and precision have distinct meanings in metrology that are not open for debate. You can stay focused on accuracy if you like, but that does...
07-18-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,175
Posted By MinnMan

accuracy: Is the measurement reflecting the true...

accuracy: Is the measurement reflecting the true value of the parameter.
precision: Does the measurement give high repeatability within a small window of uncertainty.

If I measure something,...
07-18-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,314
Posted By MinnMan

Ice vests sound heavy. Do they let the...

Ice vests sound heavy. Do they let the meltwater drip away so that they become lighter with time?
07-18-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,175
Posted By MinnMan

My experience is similar, but with careful...

My experience is similar, but with careful controls, 5 pounds can be a real signal IF your weighing protocols are well-defined. For example, I weigh myself once a day, first thing in the morning,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By MinnMan

With my 55 mm rims, I use 80 mm valves. They...

With my 55 mm rims, I use 80 mm valves. They stick out really far and look kind of dumb. I need 70 mm valves, which AFAIK, don't exist, and 60 mm lengths are just too short.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By MinnMan

Not so fast. If your deep section rims are...

Not so fast. If your deep section rims are heavier than the ones you replaced, then you'll probably get more of a gyroscopic effect. But as some of that mass is at a smaller radial distance from...
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