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09-25-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,979
Posted By MinnMan

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

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

AND
09-24-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By MinnMan

Bernal is the wildcard.

Bernal is the wildcard.
09-21-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
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...
09-20-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
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...
09-07-22, 02:01 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,749
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: 490
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: 2,749
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 *...
08-28-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,749
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: 2,749
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, 04:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,749
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: 2,749
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: 2,749
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...
08-22-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,749
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: 2,749
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?
08-18-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,749
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,873
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: 836
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...
07-31-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,864
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: 1,864
Posted By MinnMan

As several were saying.... ...

As several were saying....

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this wouldn't happen...
07-27-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,037
Posted By MinnMan

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Vingegaard welcomed in Copenhagen. A nice illustration of the difference...
07-26-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,864
Posted By MinnMan

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

Oh also, Zwift's participation in this is a big positive.
07-23-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,037
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.
07-21-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,037
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, 12:32 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,037
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: 5,037
Posted By MinnMan

And sportsmanship

And sportsmanship
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,496
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
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...
07-17-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 727
Posted By MinnMan

Some pretty good advice here already. I have...

Some pretty good advice here already. I have many times when I have had trouble getting out the door to ride my bike, but extremely few when I regretted the ride after the fact.

If you are...
07-17-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,689
Posted By MinnMan

Yet another example of the most common logic fail...

Yet another example of the most common logic fail on bf. "What works for me must work for everybody else also."
07-17-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,567
Posted By MinnMan

Wrong. Another case of an individual...

Wrong.

Another case of an individual speaking for themselves and imagining it applies to everybody.
07-14-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,037
Posted By MinnMan

I don't get the feeling that Pidcock wants to be...

I don't get the feeling that Pidcock wants to be a GC contender, though I could be wrong.

What a great descender he is, though. That was mad skillz
07-14-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By MinnMan

If the roads are truly ice/snow free, you can do...

If the roads are truly ice/snow free, you can do pretty much whatever you want.

If there are occasional ice patches and you don't want to be riding studs for the other 98% of the ride, then the...
07-14-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,037
Posted By MinnMan

Give Pogacar credit for trying to attack,anyway. ...

Give Pogacar credit for trying to attack,anyway.

And Froome was actually kind of a nice surprise.
07-06-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,037
Posted By MinnMan

Hard to say. If he had waited until 500 m,...

Hard to say. If he had waited until 500 m, somebody else might have attacked first or the others might have followed his attack. At 1.2 km, the other 3 didn't react probably b/c they didn't think...
07-05-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,037
Posted By MinnMan

AFAIK, Sagan has never used a lead-out. It's not...

AFAIK, Sagan has never used a lead-out. It's not his style. He crowd-surfs other team's leadouts.
07-04-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,037
Posted By MinnMan

Sagan hasn't made it to the podium as yet, but he...

Sagan hasn't made it to the podium as yet, but he is much more of a factor than I expected.
06-29-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,340
Posted By MinnMan

Seven yanks in the TdF this year ...

Seven yanks in the TdF this year

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/racing/young-and-talented-meet-the-seven-americans-racing-le-tour

A few others (e.g., Magnus Sheffield) waiting in the wings.
...
06-26-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,999
Posted By MinnMan

Doing the same number of miles each day, whether...

Doing the same number of miles each day, whether it be 15 or 50, is a terrible training strategy.
06-26-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,927
Posted By MinnMan

to each their own, but,,,,,YUCK

to each their own, but,,,,,YUCK
06-15-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By MinnMan

I'll bet race organizers of lesser-known races...

I'll bet race organizers of lesser-known races like the rule, as it will bring stronger riders to their events
06-14-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By MinnMan

UCI team relegation - a new dimension

I know that it's controversial in certain circles and that Unzue hates it (so what?), but I've been enjoying this new dimension. It adds one more of road cycling's many races within a race. Also,...
06-14-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,599
Posted By MinnMan

I didn't see that coming. Chapeau.

I didn't see that coming. Chapeau.
06-13-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,052
Posted By MinnMan

I have a friend who swears by these ...

I have a friend who swears by these

https://www.cat-ears.com/

Never tried them, myself.
06-09-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,544
Posted By MinnMan

During this period, the dollar has strengthened...

During this period, the dollar has strengthened against other currencies, not weakened. But don't let facts get in the way of your ideology.
...
06-06-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,812
Posted By MinnMan

Do that brisk 25 mile ride more often, it won't...

Do that brisk 25 mile ride more often, it won't wear you out as much.
06-02-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,927
Posted By MinnMan

The horror.

The horror.
06-02-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By MinnMan

I should add that I don't count fittings at point...

I should add that I don't count fittings at point of sale as the same thing. The fittings that have mattered to me have been with people who did bike fitting only (no sales) on existing bikes.
...
06-02-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,399
Posted By MinnMan

Congrats on an amazing accomplishment. I...

Congrats on an amazing accomplishment.

I have not heard much about berberine. Is anybody else here taking it? Experience? Side effects? Supposedly it can cause gastrointestinal discomfort?
05-29-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,748
Posted By MinnMan

I did indeed. Public high school, but from a very...

I did indeed. Public high school, but from a very high achieving NY suburb. In my year there were 12 who went to Harvard, though in more typical years it was "merely" 5 or 6. And I couldn't count...
05-24-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,748
Posted By MinnMan

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Scratching my head about this one. Is this...
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