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07-21-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,751
Posted By Caretaker

Mostly Americans.

Mostly Americans.
07-20-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,751
Posted By Caretaker

Both #20 & #28 relate to public perceptions of...

Both #20 & #28 relate to public perceptions of riders with prior convictions not any official sanctions beyond perhaps more active survalence and attention from random drug testing.

There's a...
07-19-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,751
Posted By Caretaker

I've explained my position fully and as you...

I've explained my position fully and as you continue to misrepresent it and indulge in fantasy supposition I don't care to continue with this. Bye.
07-19-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,751
Posted By Caretaker

No what someone did 15 years ago is relevant,...

No what someone did 15 years ago is relevant, especially when they were convicted on irrefutable evidence yet have never acknowledged their guilt and tried for years to evade punishment on...
07-19-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,751
Posted By Caretaker

That's not a logical interpretation, I just want...

That's not a logical interpretation, I just want people to take account of a rider's history of drug (blood doping) use, denial and that he is still performing at a high level at age 41. Why is there...
07-18-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,751
Posted By Caretaker

You must have been watching a different race to...

You must have been watching a different race to me. Pogacar won both stages by a handful of seconds (2+3)and neither Carapaz nor Vingegaard looked like they were riding tricycles.

No I don't...
07-15-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,754
Posted By Caretaker

It's not about the bikes.

It's not about the bikes.
07-11-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 12,774
Posted By Caretaker

Great win and especially as he denied doper...

Great win and especially as he denied doper Valverde the stage.
07-09-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,241
Posted By Caretaker

I seem to remember Cav pulling out of Tours once...

I seem to remember Cav pulling out of Tours once he had won a bunch of sprints to prepare for other events, something other sprinters have done. If you plan not to finish it diminishes your...
06-28-21, 03:55 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,986
Posted By Caretaker

Devil guy? Are you referring to Didi the Devil, a...

Devil guy? Are you referring to Didi the Devil, a Tour feature for many years? That guy doesn't 'interfere' with the riders.

There's people like this lady with the sign and others with...
06-27-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,986
Posted By Caretaker

If you are surprised by the sight of spectators...

If you are surprised by the sight of spectators in the Tour of any other road race then you must new to the sport. I'm always surprised how people more familiar with motor sport suddenly after...
06-27-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 12,774
Posted By Caretaker

Reportedly the race organisers are planning to do...

Reportedly the race organisers are planning to do just that.

Not sure it's the right way to deal with the issue, civil legal actions against individuals who unintentionally cause disruption to...
Forum: Foo
05-25-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,541
Posted By Caretaker

The movie.

The movie.
Forum: Foo
05-25-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By Caretaker

Only found out a few days ago, me and Bob have...

Only found out a few days ago, me and Bob have something in common.

like his stuff but that's probably because I grew up listening to it.
11-07-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,982
Posted By Caretaker

No waiting for Gaudu. Roglic shows his fighting...

No waiting for Gaudu.
Roglic shows his fighting spirit, Carapaz attacks again, Carthy proves his form on the big climbs and Dan Martin fights off an attack by Mas to hold 4th and prove he can do a...
10-25-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,763
Posted By Caretaker

Sagan isn't a straight sprinter like Cavandish,...

Sagan isn't a straight sprinter like Cavandish, Greipel, or Bennett, he has always played the peloton drifting up to the front at the right moment and riding in the slipstream of other teams before...
10-23-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 16,156
Posted By Caretaker

Czech mate.

Czech mate.
10-21-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,982
Posted By Caretaker

It's turning into a horse race. 11 km to go:...

It's turning into a horse race.

11 km to go: Ponies join the Stage 2 break (2020/vuelta-a-espana)...
10-20-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By Caretaker

He was struggling on the penultimate climb and...

He was struggling on the penultimate climb and didn't look like the Froome of old on the descent but it was on the final cat1 climb that he lost most time. He's going to Israel Start Up Nation next...
10-13-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 16,156
Posted By Caretaker

Team Jumbo jump ship just before start of stage...

Team Jumbo jump ship just before start of stage 10.
10-06-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 16,156
Posted By Caretaker

Big disappointment for Bora, they worked hard to...

Big disappointment for Bora, they worked hard to get Sagan in position but he comes 2nd again.
10-05-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,471
Posted By Caretaker

Yes nothing is 'unbelievable' in a social media...

Yes nothing is 'unbelievable' in a social media driven world.

Hope the guy is back racing soon.
09-24-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,384
Posted By Caretaker

Take a sport that's huge in my country Ireland,...

Take a sport that's huge in my country Ireland, Rugby (Union), it's riddled with PEDs but no one gives a ****.
Cycling is doping click bait.
09-23-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,763
Posted By Caretaker

There's a fine line between winning and coming...

There's a fine line between winning and coming 2nd or 3rd and Sagan's the wrong side of that line for now. He's perfectly aware of this and knows it isn't something that can be put right by just...
09-22-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,384
Posted By Caretaker

Two things animate people on here, doping and...

Two things animate people on here, doping and Valverde doing something amazing on a bike.
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,183
Posted By Caretaker

Electrify her.

Electrify her.
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,152
Posted By Caretaker

The OP is unlikely to lose any significant weight...

The OP is unlikely to lose any significant weight just by taking up cycling. Needs to change diet as well as exercising more.
Forum: Touring
02-11-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,115
Posted By Caretaker

I try not to tour in boring places, on busy roads...

I try not to tour in boring places, on busy roads or industrial areas so I like to hear what's going on while admiring the view. Definitely no ear phones/buds.
Forum: Touring
10-24-19, 02:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,915
Posted By Caretaker

He doesn't have to pay anything, just list it...

He doesn't have to pay anything, just list it somewhere else that doesn't require a payment in a foreign currency , or any currency for that matter, with the extra charges added. He's unlikely to...
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,915
Posted By Caretaker

You could always go to CrazyGuyOnABike (CGOAB)...

You could always go to CrazyGuyOnABike (CGOAB) where they have a forum and a classified ad section where donations are accepted but not required.
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,915
Posted By Caretaker

Don't bother unsubscribing just don't post. You...

Don't bother unsubscribing just don't post. You might change your mind down the road.
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By Caretaker

The fellowship will be missing on the Levante...

The fellowship will be missing on the Levante until you get to Zamora. On the Norte staying in Albergues you will meet plenty of walkers and some cyclists but only occasionally on the road. The...
Forum: Touring
10-14-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By Caretaker

Doing the northern Camino in Spain I found...

Doing the northern Camino in Spain I found restaurants did a 'pilgrim menu' for about €10 from 7pm. Normally in Spain the cook/chef only arrives around 8.30pm at the earliest.
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By Caretaker

Yes I've done two, or more accurately 1 & 0.85....

Yes I've done two, or more accurately 1 & 0.85. The first (0.85) was the Levante from Valencia which I didn't complete because I had an accident and end up doing the last 250kms by bus. The other I...
09-29-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,360
Posted By Caretaker

I'm just glad Valverde isn't world champion any...

I'm just glad Valverde isn't world champion any more. It was bad for cycling to have a guy as world champion who blood doped, fought the proven case on technicalities, got a three year suspension but...
07-30-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,683
Posted By Caretaker

TdF 2019 Photos

Great photo spread on the Tour in the Guardian online. If you left-click on the photos the i (information icon) on the right side will get you the caption.
...
07-28-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,187
Posted By Caretaker

The green jersey is the one they award to the...

The green jersey is the one they award to the rider who does the most wheelies in the last 3 kms. of each stage.
07-27-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,770
Posted By Caretaker

He's 5th over 2 minutes off the podium.

He's 5th over 2 minutes off the podium.
07-25-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,699
Posted By Caretaker

There's a heatwave across parts of Europe and the...

There's a heatwave across parts of Europe and the spectator probably thought he/she was being helpful. It's more normal to hold out a bottle of water for a rider to take if he wants and pour over...
07-24-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,094
Posted By Caretaker

Right and some big name riders who know they...

Right and some big name riders who know they haven't the form for GC will purposely lose time on a stage so they will, in subsequent stages, be allowed get in the breakaway to target stage wins....
07-22-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,901
Posted By Caretaker

Doesn't surprise me. I still prefer...

Doesn't surprise me.

I still prefer Alaphilippe's public persona and how he conducts himself both on and off the bike.
07-20-19, 02:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,901
Posted By Caretaker

Well they got the ITT wrong.

Well they got the ITT wrong.
07-19-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,310
Posted By Caretaker

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrissmith/2012/08/24...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrissmith/2012/08/24/why-its-time-to-legalize-steroids-in-professional-sports/#23180eb865d2

I've read the article which is nearly all about baseball and it seems the...
07-07-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,842
Posted By Caretaker

When sprinters can and often do pull out half way...

When sprinters can and often do pull out half way through a GT I don't really see the validity of 'records' in this regard.
06-26-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,488
Posted By Caretaker

This from the guy who objected to me not putting...

This from the guy who objected to me not putting the words 'Spoiler Alert' in the thread title.

https://www.bikeforums.net/professional-cycling-fans/1171643-liege-bastogne-liege-2019-a.html
05-19-19, 02:22 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,591
Posted By Caretaker

Worse. At least the French moto-cops keep a...

Worse. At least the French moto-cops keep a certain amount of order and on TdF climbs the proportion of crazies to genuine enthusiastic but responsible fans is a lot less.
Forum: Touring
05-16-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Caretaker

Take the R336 west from Galway, then the R340/2/1...

Take the R336 west from Galway, then the R340/2/1 to Clifden, then the N59 to Lenane. Continue on the N59 to Westport, do the Westport greenway cyclepath to Achill Island which you might like to tour...
Forum: Touring
12-15-18, 04:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,336
Posted By Caretaker

I think 'personal achievement' is a better...

I think 'personal achievement' is a better description of the feeling I get having completed a multi-week tour. There may come a day when E-assist is the only option but until then it isn't one I'd...
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