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09-15-23, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 240
Posted By burnthesheep

I agree, but not for reasons you really list. ...

I agree, but not for reasons you really list.

It's not the raw cost, because there are a lot of money rich brains poor folks with very nice TT bikes with setups nearly as slow as well setup road...
09-14-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 240
Posted By TMonk

TT's are a bit niche. Like most USAC road events...

TT's are a bit niche. Like most USAC road events aren't stage races featuring flat TT's, so I don't think they are prohibitive for many riders. For club's that hold a local series, like the Fiesta...
08-30-23, 12:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,539
Posted By Eric F

The sprint game is physical and ruthless. It...

The sprint game is physical and ruthless. It always has been. In my experience as a sprinter, you really don't have time to think about the ramifications and ripples of your every movement like a...
08-30-23, 11:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,539
Posted By Eric F

Interesting. I like the Alpecin story of...

Interesting. I like the Alpecin story of building a team from a regional to Continental to World Tour, and delivering results at the highest level, by multiple riders. The team has the current...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-23, 08:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,194
Posted By 79pmooney

LA was a decent one day racer. Documented high...

LA was a decent one day racer. Documented high power output. Won a World Championship long before EPO; Also had an unusual body that benefited more from EPO than most. He had both a huge engine...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-23, 05:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,194
Posted By downtube42

I think LeMond was head and shoulders above the...

I think LeMond was head and shoulders above the riders of his era based on natural abilities, and he knew it. Later in his career when EPO erased that advantage, he hung on to the belief that he...
08-10-23, 11:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,214
Posted By MinnMan

In that respect, I'm glad that AVV had the...

In that respect, I'm glad that AVV had the opportunity to win last year. She would have dominated for years had the TdFFaZ started up earlier. This way, we saw the passing of the baton from one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-23, 10:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,194
Posted By 79pmooney

My biggest admiration for Greg Lemond is on his...

My biggest admiration for Greg Lemond is on his willingness to call a spade a spade. On drugs. On the doings of LA and the Postal/Discovery team. Of his willingness to not stay silent. And doing...
08-01-23, 11:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,214
Posted By Eric F

Here's an opinion... 5 reasons why the TdF Femmes...

Here's an opinion... 5 reasons why the TdF Femmes was the worst race to watch...
07-24-23, 09:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,214
Posted By HeyItsSara

I really like it! #WatchThe Femmes

I really like it! #WatchThe Femmes
07-19-23, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,584
Posted By MinnMan

They are reportedly paying him $5M/year. For...

They are reportedly paying him $5M/year. For context, that's about twice Van Aert's salary. And how much camera time does Van Aert get?

Froome wasn't worth a fraction of that. They wasted a ton...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 12,035
Posted By PeteHski

The clown show has arrived. The exaggerations,...

The clown show has arrived. The exaggerations, errors and patronising bs is getting old.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-23, 02:53 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,338
Posted By bruce19

My Canyon Aeroad was delivered yesterday. Set it...

My Canyon Aeroad was delivered yesterday. Set it up and went out for a ride today. I rode my 12 mi TT route. About 650 ft of elevation. Impressions: it fit like it was built for me. The Selle Italia...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-23, 07:10 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 12,035
Posted By GhostRider62

Actually they don't pay anything or much...

Actually they don't pay anything or much attention at all to weight anymore. It is all about Crr and CdA. The weight race ended a long, long time ago. The bikes are all around the weight limit. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-23, 05:19 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 12,035
Posted By GhostRider62

He fat shames riders who can't ride 25mm? ...

He fat shames riders who can't ride 25mm?

Claims disc brakes add 2 pounds? Totally wrong.

Says tubeless is inappropriate unless of course you are so inept that you can't change a flat

Says...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-23, 05:07 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 12,035
Posted By mstateglfr

He has made the same handful of claims over and...

He has made the same handful of claims over and over again. I used to take time to respond with actual details like weight, cost, measured performance, etc as a way to counter his general claims.
He...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-23, 06:01 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 12,035
Posted By PeteHski

Heads up for the OP. This guy has an unhealthy...

Heads up for the OP. This guy has an unhealthy dislike of most new bike tech and thinks it is only suitable for fat dentists.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,338
Posted By bruce19

I had one of those "What the hell" moments and...

I had one of those "What the hell" moments and bought this bike: https://www.canyon.com/en-us/road-bikes/aero-bikes/aeroad/cf-sl/#section-product-grid

They didn't have it in the Alpecin blue but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-23, 07:00 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,338
Posted By loggie24

They look a lot cooler so does it even matter?...

They look a lot cooler so does it even matter? :thumb:
06-10-23, 06:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,849
Posted By PeteHski

So why post? Nobody cares that you donít watch...

So why post? Nobody cares that you donít watch it.
05-18-23, 09:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,793
Posted By surak

Lefevere has a long term plan that Remco has...

Lefevere has a long term plan that Remco has publicly bought into to get him to be a serious contender for the TdF, not finish 5 minutes down on the clear favorites. There's no denying that Remco has...
05-16-23, 09:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,793
Posted By surak

Yeah Remco could go to the Tour for stage wins,...

Yeah Remco could go to the Tour for stage wins, but they want to develop him into a premier GC rider and I don't know how stage hunting fits in that plan. The way to develop a GC rider is to have...
05-16-23, 08:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,793
Posted By 79pmooney

There's photo of Remco riding slowly after his TT...

There's photo of Remco riding slowly after his TT win. He looks bad. Not just discouraged because he didn't ride better. ...
05-16-23, 03:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,793
Posted By Eric F

Hmmm...maybe. Horner seems to think getting...

Hmmm...maybe. Horner seems to think getting beaten by Tadej won't be good for his brand/image, and that's why he won't do the Tour this year. We shall see.
05-16-23, 06:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,793
Posted By GrainBrain

Agree. Look at the reports from today's stage,...

Agree. Look at the reports from today's stage, Almeida states the whole peloton is sick and it shows. What a rough day today also. Shame for Petilli to leave, he was another sneaky GC top 15. The...
05-16-23, 05:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,793
Posted By MinnMan

Presumably that other kind of positive test would...

Presumably that other kind of positive test would show up anyway, even if he withdrew. He won stage 9 and so they surely took a sample, and they don't throw them away just because he's withdrawn.
...
05-06-23, 02:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,793
Posted By MinnMan

That was pretty cool - McNulty, Vine,...

That was pretty cool - McNulty, Vine, Almeida....and then the heavy hitters. Remco is in the drivers seat.

BTW, La Vuelta Feminina has been great racing. Stage 5 yesterday and Stage 6 today. ...
04-23-23, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,680
Posted By asgelle

Why did they let Gaimon in a junior race? ...

Why did they let Gaimon in a junior race?

(Also, you might want to study up on the meaning of cheating. You should have called it mechanical doping, which it also wasn't.)
04-05-23, 08:09 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,550
Posted By seypat

I don't know if the subject has ever been...

I don't know if the subject has ever been discussed before. I'd like to hear what people think.
03-31-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,689
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Hope that's right. I'd rather be a very fit guy...

Hope that's right. I'd rather be a very fit guy with a bad diet than a very unfit guy worshiping at the food pyramid. "Eat real food, lotsa green stuff. Don't sweat the rest."
03-31-23, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,689
Posted By MoAlpha

Anyone who has strong and categorical opinions on...

Anyone who has strong and categorical opinions on anything in nutrition beyond the basic consensus hasn't read or understood the literature or listened to how carefully the people who actually came...
03-30-23, 06:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,768
Posted By MinnMan

Baking Soda

Baking Soda
03-27-23, 03:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,768
Posted By Eric F

Merckx, Boonen, and Museeuw all critical of WVA...

Merckx, Boonen, and Museeuw all critical of WVA giving the win to Laporte...
https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/eddy-merckx-critical-of-van-aerts-gent-wevelgem-gift-i-wouldnt-have-done-it/

I...
03-23-23, 04:29 AM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 42,908
Posted By Jughed

I agree - buy what you like. But... but... I...

I agree - buy what you like. But... but...

I was just in the LBS, a not so very fit woman was looking at MTB's - and the salesman flat out said "to get a good MTB, you need to spend a min of 5k". ...
03-21-23, 02:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,768
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, out of place, but I don't want to start a...

Yeah, out of place, but I don't want to start a separate thread.

Shirin van Anroojj's win at the Trofeo Alfredo Binda this past weekend was awesome. She attacked the peloton solo at 24.4 km, and...
03-20-23, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By Eric F

No surprise that Pogacar was in the final...

No surprise that Pogacar was in the final selection at MSR, but MVDP put on an amazing display of power and bike handling to walk way from that group. Truly impressive.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,794
Posted By alcjphil

I just stick my wallet in one of my jersey...

I just stick my wallet in one of my jersey pockets. If I worry about my wallet getting sweaty on a hot day I use a simple ziplock sandwich bag to protect it
03-16-23, 03:00 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,958
Posted By Hermes

Moderation note; prj71 , please leave the...

Moderation note; prj71 , please leave the thread. Your posts are off topic and disruptive. If you want to discuss Zwift riding versus outdoor riding, start your own thread.
03-16-23, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By slcbob

I don't think that's too controversial. Though...

I don't think that's too controversial. Though I'd split a hair and say that he is absolutely a top tier competitor, he just isn't the tippity top.

We're talking about racking and stacking at most...
03-16-23, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By MinnMan

I would like to see Remco up against Pogacar. ...

I would like to see Remco up against Pogacar. AFAIK, they've never faced off in a grand tour.

At this point, I think the consensus in the peloton is that Pogacar is in a class by himself. J-V,...
03-13-23, 05:53 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,958
Posted By terrymorse

Sometimes, spinning in one place and staring at a...

Sometimes, spinning in one place and staring at a screen is the sensible option.

The atmospheric river is making landfall tonight (Monday). Flood watch and high wind warnings start tonight and run...
03-13-23, 05:51 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,958
Posted By spelger

what is the point in hating virtual riding so...

what is the point in hating virtual riding so much aside from reminding us at every opportunity? People do it for various reasons, get over it already.
03-13-23, 03:17 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,958
Posted By PeteHski

What are you staring at while typing this troll...

What are you staring at while typing this troll post?
03-12-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,958
Posted By tomato coupe

I think I can speak for the majority when I say...

I think I can speak for the majority when I say we don't care why you don't own a cell phone.
03-12-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,958
Posted By tomato coupe

Yo, grouchy out-or-touch dude! Zwift KOMs are...

Yo, grouchy out-or-touch dude! Zwift KOMs are done online using smart trainers, not riding bikes on the road.
03-08-23, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By Eric F

Way to early to tell if that will carry over to...

Way to early to tell if that will carry over to the Tour. That said, it's exciting stuff. :)
03-08-23, 12:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,007
Posted By RChung

To be fair, Seiler expressly addressed 4-5 hr/wk...

To be fair, Seiler expressly addressed 4-5 hr/wk athletes: he said POL probably shouldn't apply to them.

Part of the reason why Seiler isn't my cup of tea is because of a communication or labeling...
03-07-23, 10:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,301
Posted By Eric F

I have zero interest in seeing the best bike...

I have zero interest in seeing the best bike racers in the world race each other in the Tour, Paris-Roubaix, etc. on out-dated, low-quality equipment from decades past any more than I want to see...
03-07-23, 09:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,007
Posted By Hermes

Polarized Training - Rebooted

By chance a video interview with Dr. Seiler by Dylan Johnson scrolled up on my iPhone. In previous podcasts and other materials, I had not found Dr. Seiler that interesting and he seemed at times,...
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