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06-27-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By slcbob

He will. Wait. He's already crashed a couple...

He will.

Wait. He's already crashed a couple of times and come down with an unusual illness, just like Froomey. We're talking about switching teams for next year, right? ;)

BTW, that sort of...
06-27-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By slcbob

They're going to air the TT on NBC? I guess there...

They're going to air the TT on NBC? I guess there must not be any golf or NASCAR going on.
06-27-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By slcbob

Alaphilippe is not back. Jakobsen doesn't...

Alaphilippe is not back.

Jakobsen doesn't think the Cav thing is so mean and thoughtless. Neither does Lefevre. I wondered if he might drop Cattaneo and forego the futile GC ambition for a...
06-26-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By slcbob

Thank God there are finally more tangible reasons...

Thank God there are finally more tangible reasons to second guess my poor decisions.
06-23-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,250
Posted By slcbob

The calm before the storm. Hasta next week. ...

The calm before the storm. Hasta next week.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/the_calm_before_the_storm_rockland_pa_e30d806c467af7919b55dd631d8c8e976fe2d05c.jpg
06-21-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,250
Posted By slcbob

GrainBrain is still sporting a healthy lead in...

GrainBrain is still sporting a healthy lead in the mott overall, see post #1 well maintained by our host ooga-booga . Our interloper continues to do silently, infuriatingly well.

I don't know...
06-17-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,250
Posted By slcbob

Cosnefroy is hanging in there to score me a point...

Cosnefroy is hanging in there to score me a point as if his contract is up next year.

Sagan crossed the line DFL today but he still crossed the line.

They're working for us, one4smoke
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06-17-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By slcbob

True, he only threw mud on one of the 4 poll...

True, he only threw mud on one of the 4 poll choices, which no one voted for in the few short hours before it became obsolete. one4smoke covered the range of options. With impeccable timing.
...
06-16-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,250
Posted By slcbob

Sorry for bringing it up. The velogods are...

Sorry for bringing it up.

The velogods are fickle.
06-15-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By slcbob

I would hope we are above gratuitous mocking. ...

I would hope we are above gratuitous mocking.

That said, one4smoke 's clever riff was so on point it would have been a disservice to all to keep that bottled up inside him. I trust it was made...
06-15-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By slcbob

Similar to WVA's comments, I think the notion is...

Similar to WVA's comments, I think the notion is good but some details and weightings are questionable. In particular, the use of Pro Tour (& other??) points to determine who stays in the World Tour...
06-15-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,699
Posted By slcbob

The cobbles themselves are hard. Having to attack...

The cobbles themselves are hard. Having to attack the entry to each sector is hard, too. Not doing the latter successfully is often misconstrued as bad luck. But you still have to ride the cobbles....
06-15-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,250
Posted By slcbob

The (s)pokes arTe crushing it in the TdSuisse....

The (s)pokes arTe crushing it in the TdSuisse. Top 2% overall and a big gap on our group.
06-14-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,250
Posted By slcbob

I have found it can be dangerous to put ^^ that...

I have found it can be dangerous to put ^^ that ^^ much thought into it.

And it can also be dangerous to not put any thought. Aim for enough good thoughts.

I can't remember what I did this time...
06-14-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By slcbob

Please put the same hex on my retirement...

Please put the same hex on my retirement portfolio.
06-14-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,699
Posted By slcbob

No debate here. Just like mountains do the...

No debate here. Just like mountains do the opposite.

In the sub-thread of lucky or good that I was commenting on and which you quoted, I did not mean to neutralize all the other characteristics.
06-13-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,250
Posted By slcbob

Glancing at the TdS team I picked hastily last...

Glancing at the TdS team I picked hastily last week, my only thought was "why the heck did I pick van Baarle?"

Glancing at the teams across our little league, I saw ooga-booga made the same call....
06-12-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,250
Posted By slcbob

Who is this Keka guy/gal? Brutally consistent at...

Who is this Keka guy/gal? Brutally consistent at the top. I liked it better when we were pretending s/he didn't exist. :lol: I would have had a soft landing on the bottom step of the podium instead...
06-11-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By slcbob

Now Froome is sick. Either the hits keep coming...

Now Froome is sick. Either the hits keep coming for the poor guy, or it's a convenient out. Lo siento.

Headlines say his TdeF spot isn't guaranteed. Wanna bet he won't be there? Any takers? Would...
06-10-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,921
Posted By slcbob

Darts have been thrown. I'm in. I think I'm...

Darts have been thrown. I'm in. I think I'm looking good. At least my mom used to tell me that.
06-07-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By slcbob

D'oh! Now he can belly up to the bar with...

D'oh!

Now he can belly up to the bar with Zabel. Maybe Gaudu and Freire will send them a sympathy drink.
06-07-22, 04:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By slcbob

Just a short decade or two ago, not long after...

Just a short decade or two ago, not long after Remco was born, the conventional wisdom was that GC riders didn't reach their peak until mid/late 20s. It takes them a while to season, harden, and get...
06-05-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By slcbob

You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn. ...

You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn.

https://youtu.be/klWzVuxdygg
06-05-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By slcbob

There's such a continuum through the Ardennes...

There's such a continuum through the Ardennes type classics into the short stage races that this is a false choice. So he hasn't finished a Grand Tour or won a cobbled monument yet. He's 22. Wait and...
05-29-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By slcbob

Aero bars debut -- TdeF spoiler

8 seconds the difference!

https://www.bicycling.com/tour-de-france/a27681555/greg-lemond-1989/
05-27-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By slcbob

I have free will and am responsible for my own...

I have free will and am responsible for my own actions. :cheers:

If I were to complain about your egregious actions here, I'd be crazier than Remco having a wee with 10k to go and would deserve...
05-27-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By slcbob

Norway is on our "to watch" list after I get back...

Norway is on our "to watch" list after I get back from a trip next week. Good to hear there's some racing to go with the scenery.
05-27-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,317
Posted By slcbob

Bauwman dove into the apex of the corner,...

Bauwman dove into the apex of the corner, squeezing off Schmid on the inside, perhaps clipping his wheel but certainly he braked and lost a little control. That pushed Schmid straight/wide, taking...
05-27-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,317
Posted By slcbob

In my little fantasy land without the incident at...

In my little fantasy land without the incident at the final left turn, Atilla came around the outside of Schmid and crushed it.

In the real world, I'm surprised that no one went down.

Hindley...
05-27-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By slcbob

Not by anyone sane. Which doesn't limit it as...

Not by anyone sane. Which doesn't limit it as much as one might hope.
05-26-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,317
Posted By slcbob

I haven't yet given up hope for a worst-to-first...

I haven't yet given up hope for a worst-to-first Giro for me here. It'll take the edge off the brown jersey that lurks in France.

There are still some twists and turns to come.
05-25-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,694
Posted By slcbob

Whatever the outcome today, full marks to MVDP. I...

Whatever the outcome today, full marks to MVDP. I thought he'd bail in the middle of the race but he's competing like the competing fiend he is.

It's looks like it is only Leeimreize with a...
05-25-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,317
Posted By slcbob

Valter, Gall, Carthy, and Ciccone in the break....

Valter, Gall, Carthy, and Ciccone in the break. Maybe my ship is coming in. I might rush out and buy a lottery ticket this afternoon.
05-25-22, 02:40 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,694
Posted By slcbob

Re IWG: I thought this was their first year at...

Re IWG: I thought this was their first year at the World Tour level but, looking it up just now, 2021 was. Wanty Goubert has been a Pro or Pro Conti fixture for a while, throwing chum into the breaks...
05-24-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,317
Posted By slcbob

Did you see what Landa did to Bilbao? !! I...

Did you see what Landa did to Bilbao? !! I called it. Kinda. :rolleyes:

No one has Hirt or Hindley. Oh well. one4smoke has most of the rest of Bora.
05-23-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,317
Posted By slcbob

Nope. I'm counting on my secret weapon, Atilla...

Nope. I'm counting on my secret weapon, Atilla Valter.

Could be worse. At least I'm not relying on Landa to do anything except not screw over Bilbao. Well, wait. Maybe that is worse.

Quite the...
05-22-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,317
Posted By slcbob

How about dem "bois." 8 points in front of...

How about dem "bois." 8 points in front of nobody. Top 10% of the GenPop. Bruschetta all around on the rest day; put it on GrainBrain's tab.

It should be an interesting last week. A little less...
05-22-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,694
Posted By slcbob

Here I was picking MVDP for a DNS and he's in the...

Here I was picking MVDP for a DNS and he's in the break going up the second monster hill of the day with two other "cheesemen" (per Sean Kelly). Chapeau, sir. I'm not worthy.

About 50k t go, first...
05-20-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,694
Posted By slcbob

For stage 14, I am waffling between the Trek boys...

For stage 14, I am waffling between the Trek boys Ciccone and Mollema. And wondering how that will play with pink defense. I'd like it to be Ciccone so that gives Mollema the edge. Might we see...
05-20-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,317
Posted By slcbob

:roflmao: :beer: Forgive. But NEVER forget....

:roflmao: :beer:

Forgive. But NEVER forget. :roflmao2:

BTW, I thought the break might make it until they said it was Tejay in the car giving advice to the EF rider.
05-20-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,317
Posted By slcbob

I felt that pin go into the voodoo doll. You hurt...

I felt that pin go into the voodoo doll. You hurt me, bro. Better than a cork in the eye, I guess.
05-20-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,694
Posted By slcbob

Hey now! Evil God with a sick sense of humor. I...

Hey now! Evil God with a sick sense of humor. I said Cav, not Bardet!!!

I think that scuttles my hopes for a resurrection over in fantasy land. Unless Hugh Carthy finds a new gear.
05-19-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,694
Posted By slcbob

OK. Missing it today by half a wheel emboldens me...

OK. Missing it today by half a wheel emboldens me to prognosticate wildly for tomorrow: they race the Colle di Nava, Cav goes out the back and gets off the bike, but Ballerini says with the field and...
05-19-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,317
Posted By slcbob

Yeah. When MVDP and Girmay have their feet up at...

Yeah. When MVDP and Girmay have their feet up at a cafe in Monaco, toasting each other with pre-opened Prosecco, my boys will be making huge moves. I bet Hugh Carthy has another 50, maybe 100 points...
05-19-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,694
Posted By slcbob

How about Rota to continue the IWG dream? Or is...

How about Rota to continue the IWG dream? Or is that the other thread?

sincos with Deceunick on board, A[F] will spend this transfer season. They'll still have to stretch to cover the broader...
05-18-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,317
Posted By slcbob

My pre-race estimate was the MVDP and Girmay...

My pre-race estimate was the MVDP and Girmay would quickly earn a ton of velo points but tap out in the end around 1,000. TBD with MVDP. Girmay beat that and would have done much better had he not...
05-18-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,699
Posted By slcbob

Cork cobbles? You treacherous fiend.

Cork cobbles?

You treacherous fiend.
05-18-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,694
Posted By slcbob

The GCN stage 10 replay is MIA. I wonder if they...

The GCN stage 10 replay is MIA. I wonder if they were a little brutal during ProseccoGate. Did anyone watch it live?

Bizarre end to a magnificent GT debut.
05-17-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,317
Posted By slcbob

The course designers sure did a great job of...

The course designers sure did a great job of making some unpredictable stages. What a pot pourri of folks taking their shots and finishing in small bunches.

Speaking of great jobs, this move below...
05-16-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,694
Posted By slcbob

That's an intriguing announcement and a big...

That's an intriguing announcement and a big change requiring, dare I say it, some Quick Steps. :innocent: :notamused:

Very much in keeping with Alpecin-Fenix's push on women's cycling and...
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