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07-27-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,137
Posted By GrainBrain

Yes he was riding for the two "better" country...

Yes he was riding for the two "better" country men, but he's fairly accomplished and beat Pogacar at the Slovenia national ITT. If Tratnik had found himself in the break ... Would've been crazy!...
07-27-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,137
Posted By GrainBrain

Weird. Hopefully we'll see redemption with...

Weird. Hopefully we'll see redemption with Dygert, Craddock and McNulty. People thinking McNulty has a real podium chance. Craddock hopefully in top ten - he can surprise and should be fresh.
07-26-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,137
Posted By GrainBrain

Incredible, and Vos claims she knew Anna was...

Incredible, and Vos claims she knew Anna was still out front? I watched LR comment on the race then went back and watched that final 40km-ish. There's a whole narrative going on about race radios...
07-24-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 940
Posted By GrainBrain

Usually I can ride in a vehicle track and it's a...

Usually I can ride in a vehicle track and it's a little better. Also running your front tire lower would help. You're running tubeless right? Drop the front to 25psi from 35psi, and as long as it's...
07-24-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,137
Posted By GrainBrain

Ugh that's bummer. I don't think anything...

Ugh that's bummer. I don't think anything relevant happened until mikuni pass. Well unexpected that is - Tratnik towed the peloton and Geraint crashed. I was excited to see the gap out to 20 minutes...
07-24-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By GrainBrain

Brandon McNulty just placed 6th in the men's...

Brandon McNulty just placed 6th in the men's Olympic road race and briefly looked like he'd be first or second. Quinn Simmons just won over all at Tour of Wallonie.
07-24-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,137
Posted By GrainBrain

Did you watch it live? I watched the replay now...

Did you watch it live? I watched the replay now on GCN but skipped forward constantly. Six hours of racing ... Brutal!
07-24-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,730
Posted By GrainBrain

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... Final moment where Valverde was dropped ......
07-24-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,730
Posted By GrainBrain

Wow 51 out of 5076!! I don't think I could've...

Wow 51 out of 5076!! I don't think I could've guessed how that race would have ended. Well, I suppose I had #2, #3 but those were the favorites. I little disappointed I didn't think of Carapaz, he...
07-23-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By GrainBrain

Alex seemed busy in the spring finishing...

Alex seemed busy in the spring finishing tirreno-adriatico, tour de suisse, classics of Amstel, Fleche, L-B-L. DNF'ed itzulia, strade. He was there on domestique duty so really low key, but he wore...
07-23-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,137
Posted By GrainBrain

GCN+ has all the bike races listed (mtb, road,...

GCN+ has all the bike races listed (mtb, road, bmx, itt) and is an official broadcaster. Why can't NBC have done this with peacock?
07-23-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,730
Posted By GrainBrain

Adam and Almeida are two picks that slipped my...

Adam and Almeida are two picks that slipped my mind, should be good. I'm hoping the Slovenians look at each other when someone else sprints for that last KM.
07-23-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,730
Posted By GrainBrain

I might swap out someone for Dan Martin. I read...

I might swap out someone for Dan Martin. I read Hunter's preview and hot temps + crazy climbs just call out for the Irishman.

I'm also finally getting email notifications again for mentions, which...
07-22-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,730
Posted By GrainBrain

Absolutely have Pog-WvA then Craddock as well....

Absolutely have Pog-WvA then Craddock as well. Also threw in Arashiro which I feel like is a clever move. Tratnik and Betiol finish it off!
07-21-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,770
Posted By GrainBrain

I think it was the "is cycling clean thread"...

I think it was the "is cycling clean thread" where some yeahoo started screaming after stage 8 :innocent:
07-20-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,770
Posted By GrainBrain

*Looks at map* Only 620 miles apart center to...

*Looks at map*
Only 620 miles apart center to center ... that's like Minneapolis to Fayetteville!

And I believe the name you're looking for is Kwiakowskikwiatkowski. I was going to change it in...
07-20-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,770
Posted By GrainBrain

I'm mercurial, but Pogacar is not doping,...

I'm mercurial, but Pogacar is not doping, mechanically or chemically. As slcbob points out, there is so much spotlight on the podium, and from minus-7, that I don't think it's feasible. We'd have...
07-18-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By GrainBrain

Agree - also I was surprised by the lack of...

Agree - also I was surprised by the lack of overall sprint quality. It was surprising to see teams like DSM ride for Bol instead of allowing riders into the break. If Ewan had stayed in and Lotto had...
07-18-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By GrainBrain

100% my pick for Olympic gold, he progressed...

100% my pick for Olympic gold, he progressed really well through the tour and seems to be peaking.
07-18-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By GrainBrain

Bah ha ha, yes that was my thoughts also but this...

Bah ha ha, yes that was my thoughts also but this time Cav had no ability to launch past and get squeezed. It's very clear that Mørkøv is probably responsible for a good majority of Cav's and...
07-17-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By GrainBrain

Like getting body checked off the course or all...

Like getting body checked off the course or all night police partys?
07-17-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By GrainBrain

Wout progressing into form - he's doing the...

Wout progressing into form - he's doing the Olympics right? My money is on him for gold. Vingegaard! He put two minutes into Carapaz today and lost just a little to Wout. What an absolutely...
07-17-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By GrainBrain

I've just been reflecting on how I've lavished...

I've just been reflecting on how I've lavished praise on riders I then didn't pick! Cattaneo has really pulled in a haul!

Of note is Franck Bonnamour B&B Hotels p/b KTM, a 4 pointer that has...
Forum: Foo
07-15-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,176
Posted By GrainBrain

Have you thought of teaching in a community...

Have you thought of teaching in a community college or mentoring?
07-15-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By GrainBrain

^^ Rigo and I decided to pass on this rat race...

^^ Rigo and I decided to pass on this rat race and opt for tapas somewhere on the Tourmalet ...

Crazy thing happened last night, I was on the phone with the local police in Pau, to offer a kind...
07-15-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By GrainBrain

I'm pretty sure you get disqualified by riding...

I'm pretty sure you get disqualified by riding against the race direction, but Rigo seems to have done that today - shedding an absolute crushing 9 minutes to Pog and Co. Still in the top ten (just)...
07-14-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By GrainBrain

^^ The race just started and Pierre Roland is...

^^ The race just started and Pierre Roland is trying something, but I wonder if Quintana might nab it today and secure the KOM jersey. Cold and rainy so Pogacar should be at 100% ...

... I'm...
07-12-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By GrainBrain

Sepp's second home in Andorra paid off - would be...

Sepp's second home in Andorra paid off - would be wild to have that win near his apartment!

DQ have the team to support Alaphillipe, I'm throwing out a name I haven't seen mentioned in Fuglsang.
07-10-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By GrainBrain

Woods on his polka dots mission just put me down...

Woods on his polka dots mission just put me down at least two places. Props to slcbob featuring cattaneo and Pedro with Fraile.

Ewans train will be a breakaway stage away with Asgreen and Van Moer...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By GrainBrain

Wow thanks for reminding me of this thread! 55 a...

Wow thanks for reminding me of this thread! 55 a year ago (+half a month) now I'm at a 56. 4 more days to get 57, right now that seems like it's a few months away still. My usual run is about 32...
07-10-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By GrainBrain

Stage 15 - where's Sepp Kuss? Maybe it'll be a...

Stage 15 - where's Sepp Kuss? Maybe it'll be a big one for smiling Chavez!
07-09-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By GrainBrain

Still absolutely worth it - anyone who watched...

Still absolutely worth it - anyone who watched the final can clearly see there was no gifting here! The highlights will reinforce this as well. With the absence of Lotto, JV, Bora big sprint trains...
07-09-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By GrainBrain

A fantastic day for Cavendish! That was a pretty...

A fantastic day for Cavendish! That was a pretty incredible final kilometer especially the last few hundred meters. Mørkøv was a huge, huge part of it but in the end Cav maneuvered so well, it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,141
Posted By GrainBrain

It's how the Slovenians crush dreams. Sometimes...

It's how the Slovenians crush dreams. Sometimes you risk repeatedly getting slammed to the ground and withdrawing from the race because of it.
07-08-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 953
Posted By GrainBrain

Hoping to see Landa as well, plus Dani Martinez...

Hoping to see Landa as well, plus Dani Martinez and Ganna? Also hoping to see Lawson Craddock and EF in general on breakaway duty. I suppose if Rigo rides he'll try for GC but maybe some stage wins...
07-08-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,006
Posted By GrainBrain

I feel guilty now after my stage 8 post, Pogs...

I feel guilty now after my stage 8 post, Pogs performance was jaw dropping. I was reading r e d d i t and a user posted this comment, which I agree with. I'm very mercurial when it comes to Pog, I...
07-08-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By GrainBrain

With Sagan withdrawing I'm now focused on my...

With Sagan withdrawing I'm now focused on my unclassified riders, and was glad to see both Küng and Swift in the break. A great win for Politt and I'm pretty sure some one here had him picked? Nice!
07-08-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By GrainBrain

Definitely prefer velogames as well, haven't...

Definitely prefer velogames as well, haven't checked back into that PCS $$ game as yet. Would be nice to have a backup rider for when another withdraws - but - the masochist in me can't help but...
07-05-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 935
Posted By GrainBrain

Egan's performance at strade bianche and the Giro...

Egan's performance at strade bianche and the Giro was really impressive.

Another rider is Lachlan Morton, who seems to be making a career of alternative racing. https://alttour.ef.com/

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07-05-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,006
Posted By GrainBrain

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/de-gendt-its-clea...

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/de-gendt-its-clear-that-the-general-level-is-just-much-higher-at-the-tour-de-france/






DeGendt is very publicly claiming there is doping in the peloton....
07-04-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By GrainBrain

Brutal day in the Alps

Special shout out to Nicholas Dlamini for crossing the line an hour and 24 minutes after O'Connor. Crashed in the stage, knowing full well he was far, far away from the time cut he still soldiered on...
07-03-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By GrainBrain

This is a spoiler then, but grab a bottle rocket...

This is a spoiler then, but grab a bottle rocket and fire it off.

You: Bottle Rocket = GC contenders : Pogacar
07-03-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By GrainBrain

Having lost my grandfather last November, if we...

Having lost my grandfather last November, if we have anymore stage wins dedicated to granddads I'm going to run out of tissues! Great day of racing!!

I have to find out what tires DSM is using,...
07-03-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,006
Posted By GrainBrain

Stage 8 GC recap

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07-02-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By GrainBrain

ooga booga may have put Ewan out to pasture, but...

ooga booga may have put Ewan out to pasture, but my seemingly foolproof selection of Ewan over Cavendish has me waiting for a check from Levfrefre. Cav's two wins have everyone in tears, including my...
07-01-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By GrainBrain

I was very disappointed to learn he had crashed....

I was very disappointed to learn he had crashed. I listened to the entire ITT while at work on GCN. I don't remember if Pogacar was in the DS car for Bjerg or McNulty's run but Pogacar was observing...
06-30-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,330
Posted By GrainBrain

Sagan seams to be in it still, getting fifth....

Sagan seams to be in it still, getting fifth. We'll see how Roglic goes today. MvdP on stellar form and delivering the beating to my standings. I accept my slide down in the placings as punishment...
06-30-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By GrainBrain

So crazy that Cav won stage four! Stage five I'll...

So crazy that Cav won stage four! Stage five I'll be interested to see if Geraint goes well. I listen to the tour with headphones while working so the TTs are nice in that you get some commentary on...
06-29-21, 03:40 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By GrainBrain

^^ On Ewan, Horner thinks he was miss placed on...

^^ On Ewan, Horner thinks he was miss placed on the inside, with that curve approaching there was no where to go and he had to dangerously overlap merlier's wheel. Grand tours are brutal affairs.
...
06-28-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,463
Posted By GrainBrain

This was my worry when primoz opted not to race...

This was my worry when primoz opted not to race for an extended period before the tour. I think his instincts are dulled abit. It seems the whole peloton shifted quickly towards Roglic at that point.
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