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07-24-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,730
Posted By slcbob

At least Bala finished! Yes, I melted. Well...

At least Bala finished! Yes, I melted.

Well played ooga-booga, you 1%er.
07-24-21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,730
Posted By slcbob

I chose poorly.

I chose poorly.
07-23-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,730
Posted By slcbob

^ so much for bold conviction. :roflmao2: To...

^ so much for bold conviction. :roflmao2:

To the audacious go the spoils.
07-23-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,137
Posted By slcbob

Not at 4am, anyway.

Not at 4am, anyway.
07-23-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By slcbob

Glancing at PCS, there are 415 American riders...

Glancing at PCS, there are 415 American riders listed. Men and women. This view...
07-23-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,730
Posted By slcbob

Note that by "the 24th" we really mean the race...

Note that by "the 24th" we really mean the race kicks off tonight at 10pm. Pesky dateline and all that. Plenty of horrible predictions provided for your displeasure. Here's one more:

I'm throwing...
07-23-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,730
Posted By slcbob

It's tough to match up against GrainBrain. He...

It's tough to match up against GrainBrain. He plays his cards so close to his vest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O1KTMOOFcA
07-22-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,730
Posted By slcbob

Superclasico rears its ugly head again with the...

Superclasico rears its ugly head again with the Olympic road race on 7/24.

WVA is a pricey V$ 32. Can you afford that? Can you afford not to? We shall see.
07-20-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,770
Posted By slcbob

I did. But it's drowned out by #20 and #28. ...

I did. But it's drowned out by #20 and #28.

Absolutely take precedent into consideration in the penalty phase and perhaps in informing the immediate actions in response to an adverse finding....
07-19-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,770
Posted By slcbob

I wish we would. In theory, we have a system...

I wish we would. In theory, we have a system where you do your time and you are back on the outside. Yet, in practice, you're arguing for some durable sanction.

I might not be opposed to higher...
07-19-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 704
Posted By slcbob

There's plenty of bike tech content available on...

There's plenty of bike tech content available on demand.

A mention of noteworthy things or a focus piece now and then is fine. But I don't want much more than is there now.

Racing <> wrenching...
07-18-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By slcbob

I assume Quick Step will take wins of all...

I assume Quick Step will take wins of all flavors. Too early to tell what Wout will become. I'm not trying to pigeon hole and I don't LeFevre would either. But that's still further out than next year.
07-18-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By slcbob

Let's resume this speculation in a few weeks when...

Let's resume this speculation in a few weeks when the transfer window opens up.

And talk 2023 a year after that. When 25 yo Philippsen may be a hot commodity.

Heck, WVA is only on a three year...
07-18-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By slcbob

Well said. ^ The thing to remember about the...

Well said. ^

The thing to remember about the sprinters is that they are doing a 100yd dash at the end of a marathon.

The best 100yd dash guys are the track sprinters. Who would crush your...
07-18-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By slcbob

Don't completely dismiss the possibility in the...

Don't completely dismiss the possibility in the future. But, yes, no egregious violations have been noted and seconded for THIS iteration of a grand tour. Our host and e-friend is deserving of all...
07-18-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By slcbob

I'd certainly consider giving him a run at...

I'd certainly consider giving him a run at Schelderprijs and see how the next few months play out.

LeFevre has sort of already cemented the "I'm an alchemist" thing he mentioned in passing in his...
07-18-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By slcbob

P.S. I'm not buying the whole "Pogacar should be...

P.S. I'm not buying the whole "Pogacar should be more generous" thing. It is a bike race.

He absolutely must hold to his word if he ever gets in a position to strike one of those drug deals...
07-18-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By slcbob

Wout singlehandedly defended the pride of...

Wout singlehandedly defended the pride of Belgium, like he said he would.

I was stunned to see Cav stutter. From the overhead, he had a chance to go right into open space earlier and didn't take...
07-18-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By slcbob

Jumbo Visma sure took some hits but the white...

Jumbo Visma sure took some hits but the white dwarf Petite Visma that was left after the collapse of the red giant had a helluva Tour. WVA putting the exclamation point on the all-round in...
07-18-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By slcbob

Well played, sir. Well played. I've been...

Well played, sir. Well played. I've been out-Rhoned and out-Velogamed.

I worked up a powerful thirst doing 7 1/2 hours of work in the sun at a local race yesterday, only to come home and find...
07-16-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,368
Posted By slcbob

I think their contract with ASO runs into 2022....

I think their contract with ASO runs into 2022. Though maybe just through this year. Either way, it's going to be interesting in 2023 or 2022 to see what options we've got.

I'm thrilled with $25...
07-16-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By slcbob

^ it's not run in a vacuum on a clean sheet. It...

^ it's not run in a vacuum on a clean sheet. It is stage 19, after all. On the heels of a good chunk of the Pyrenees.
07-16-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By slcbob

Cav for #35 and #36. Why not sweep it? It's been...

Cav for #35 and #36. Why not sweep it? It's been all fairy tale anyway. And then he and Peta and all the Cavettes lived happily ever after. After another year or two with Quick Step - Alpha whatever...
07-16-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By slcbob

This forum is downright deafening compared to its...

This forum is downright deafening compared to its usual sleepy little backwater.

I'm sure the CPA is patrolling it right now and picking up all sorts of deeply thought, well researched,...
07-15-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 704
Posted By slcbob

That's how Mrs. slcbob got started. She was warm...

That's how Mrs. slcbob got started. She was warm to the concept already from doing weird things like listening to test match special, which the grand tours still dwarf but makes something like...
07-15-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By slcbob

Safety alert. Don't hurt yourself and taco your...

Safety alert. Don't hurt yourself and taco your wheel by hitting the anchor I just threw out. I'm headed backward in the league standings like Dylan Van Baarle does when his day is done.

To add...
07-15-21, 02:03 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By slcbob

Say it isn't so, USAZorro. It's been a real...

Say it isn't so, USAZorro. It's been a real snooze this year with two dominant Slovenians, the stacked dark blue train, and Ewan the clearly dominant sprinter. It it gets any worse in future years,...
07-14-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By slcbob

Alright, stick a fork in me. At least I stayed...

Alright, stick a fork in me. At least I stayed upright during all the argy bargy of the chasers finally coming through. Press on, lads.

No pinot my @$$. I'm going to have some, or at least a nice...
07-14-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,006
Posted By slcbob

^ I'm not all unicorns and rainbows here, but...

^ I'm not all unicorns and rainbows here, but that rational commentary hints at a particularly dark, Mel Gibson with scotch tape on the eyeballs, depressing underlying take on things.
07-14-21, 04:14 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By slcbob

I see that nobody has bothered predicting the...

I see that nobody has bothered predicting the obvious for today's mountain top finish.
07-14-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 704
Posted By slcbob

I think the effort to learn and say something...

I think the effort to learn and say something accurate and value added at that level of detail, almost inherently about new fangled stuff and often minor nuances, is probably too great for the tiny...
07-13-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By slcbob

^ quit pissing on me, canam73 . ;) There...

^ quit pissing on me, canam73 . ;)

There will be some folks blasting through us soon enough.
07-13-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By slcbob

^ I'm kind of surprised he's not more of a green...

^ I'm kind of surprised he's not more of a green jersey contender this year. He's 80+ points down on Cav who has really only shown up for 4 stages, albeit with a vengeance. He's behind Matthews, too,...
07-13-21, 03:00 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By slcbob

I don't think I've ever seen such and abundance...

I don't think I've ever seen such and abundance of prognostications in our little forum here. It must make ooga-booga's heart race. Or is that still yesterday's bike ride?

I'll mix it up some more...
07-13-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 935
Posted By slcbob

It must be easier to confidently make broad...

It must be easier to confidently make broad summary statements about cycling history when you only have a select few data points from history.
07-12-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By slcbob

In the time of our great western heat wave, it's...

In the time of our great western heat wave, it's might nice of Sep to crack a long American drought. Well played, young man.

I've still got the last 30k to watch today as rest day filler. The...
07-12-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By slcbob

I'm not sure how I resisted the gravitational...

I'm not sure how I resisted the gravitational pull of the Ineos death star for all its potential assist points. Lucky I did.

Less lucky with Roglic & Ewan, but that's just the way the grand tour...
07-12-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 935
Posted By slcbob

^ that would have been better with Nibali. Or an...

^ that would have been better with Nibali. Or an ill-tempered sea bass.
07-10-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 881
Posted By slcbob

So the lack of sprint contention compensates for...

So the lack of sprint contention compensates for the lack of GC contention?

Fortunately, the rest of this race is an exciting hot mess. Unfortunately, a bit of a crash-fest, too.
07-09-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By slcbob

Today is #34 and I'll be pulling faces after...

Today is #34 and I'll be pulling faces after getting elbowed by semroc passing through on his way up in the league.
07-09-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,006
Posted By slcbob

So much hand wringing. So little pragmatism....

So much hand wringing.

So little pragmatism.

Name one sport that tests even nearly as much.
07-09-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By slcbob

That's not rain. It's all of us weeping for you. ...

That's not rain. It's all of us weeping for you.

Relish your time on top. Of the league, or just above ground.
07-08-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,242
Posted By slcbob

God, I hope not. And I doubt it. Too big a prize...

God, I hope not. And I doubt it. Too big a prize for others to turn their back on, and I think most would agree it would cheapen the win. I wouldn't be surprised if they let him ride onto the Champs...
07-08-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By slcbob

I don't think it alters the premise of the game....

I don't think it alters the premise of the game. I think it is a different premise.

The thing I HATE HATE HATE about Tissot is the inability to browse the rider list. You have to view it through a...
07-06-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,242
Posted By slcbob

Yes. The wolf pack was wolfing it up, just like...

Yes. The wolf pack was wolfing it up, just like Rudyard Kipling drew it up.
07-06-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By slcbob

Velogames now has a contribution thing running....

Velogames now has a contribution thing running. George deserves a pint from me and got one. The "supporting member" thing gives you access to a few other games that I don't really understand. Yet. Or...
07-06-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By slcbob

^ not hardly. The real acorn would have been...

^ not hardly. The real acorn would have been following my momentary inspiration to pick Cav and Sonny before my head and lard ass over-ruled my heart and joie de vivre to put Ewan and MVDP on my...
07-05-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By slcbob

Since #87 took a powder early on, I'm going to...

Since #87 took a powder early on, I'm going to say #33 tomorrow.

In the annoying Tissot league, I swapped out somebody and took Bouhanni. That was just before Colbrelli, who I almost picked,...
07-05-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 935
Posted By slcbob

^ so are you saying that's the best answer?

^ so are you saying that's the best answer?
07-05-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,287
Posted By slcbob

Let's not be so American and try to bubble wrap...

Let's not be so American and try to bubble wrap the darn thing.

Reasonable precautions and reasonable risk. Barriers for the whole tour are not reasonable.

I remember doing "Suicide Kloof" in...
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