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10-04-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,288
Posted By slcbob

Valverde and Herrada, too! :roflmao: :eek: :bang:...

Valverde and Herrada, too! :roflmao: :eek: :bang: :crash:
10-03-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,288
Posted By slcbob

So much for Siempre Segundo yo. OTOH, my crushing...

So much for Siempre Segundo yo. OTOH, my crushing victory today netted me only 180 points over semroc in this piddling little Cat 3 race. If there were 20 more races left in this little liga, that...
10-03-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,288
Posted By slcbob

Oops! I spoke too soon. Juju is back off the...

Oops! I spoke too soon. Juju is back off the front again. Points scored at 20k to go!

He dragged Covi and Hirschi up, too, so I'm going backwards again compared to some of you. C'est la vie.
...
10-03-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,288
Posted By slcbob

Always a bridesmaid, but even with my 67 dresses...

Always a bridesmaid, but even with my 67 dresses they frown at me at those "support lady riders" events.

All that work at the front from Alahphilippe today was deftly slotted between the breakaway...
10-02-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,288
Posted By slcbob

Monday fun day. Don't miss out on the next round...

Monday fun day. Don't miss out on the next round of frustration.
10-01-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,288
Posted By slcbob

32 of 37 circuits complete. semroc is running...

32 of 37 circuits complete. semroc is running negative splits on us pack fodder to increase his substantial lead. Chapeau.
...
09-28-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 433
Posted By slcbob

That's VERY interesting. At least the first few...

That's VERY interesting. At least the first few lines of it before the Outside Mag pay wall whacked me.

It's nice to see something in the headlines besides MVDP and knock knock gate.



Oy...
09-25-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,977
Posted By slcbob

You were never sure who's blood he was putting to...

You were never sure who's blood he was putting to use, but it was usually to good use.
09-25-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,288
Posted By slcbob

There are races still to come in this...

There are races still to come in this interminable league, but you're our only hope, ooga-booga , to prevent semroc from going full Remco on the rest of us. Make it a race to the end, not a month...
09-25-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,729
Posted By slcbob

Quite a year for the young lad. And he's going...

Quite a year for the young lad.
And he's going to tie the knot this winter.
New Skittles spokesman? Taste the rainbow.
09-24-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,288
Posted By slcbob

Crikey. You sure can pick 'em, mate.

Crikey. You sure can pick 'em, mate.
09-24-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,288
Posted By slcbob

Since Sunday's race is going on Down Under, it's...

Since Sunday's race is going on Down Under, it's going down in a little more than 2 hours.

VG rosters lock at 8 eastern.

Saturday night's all right for racing. Get a little action in.
09-24-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 433
Posted By slcbob

That must have been harsh for you to have such a...

That must have been harsh for you to have such a meager ration of your most beloved GT.

I don't recall there being any sense of Carapaz gone rogue. I think there was a big sigh as he fell off the...
09-23-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By slcbob

Yes, boosting the strength of the startlist at...

Yes, boosting the strength of the startlist at lesser races is very much an intended consequence of the system, if not a central goal.

I wonder how it's working out in the grand scheme of things....
09-22-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,288
Posted By slcbob

2+ days to perseverate! That provides an...

2+ days to perseverate! That provides an exquisite opportunity to maximize the Angst to Results ratio.

Many tough choices will need to be made. Doubted. Revisited. Un-made. Etc.
09-21-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By slcbob

An interesting article on the hit to sponsors...

An interesting article on the hit to sponsors from being relegated out of the TdeF. From the perspective of the Israel bike sponsor, Factor.
...
09-21-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 433
Posted By slcbob

Yes, it is. They can commiserate with Poulidor...

Yes, it is. They can commiserate with Poulidor and Kaiser Jan and feel disappointed while looking back over their palmares few can rival.



Thomas is yesterday's news. I'm stunned Ineos carried...
09-20-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 433
Posted By slcbob

Our Adam signed the contract, so he clearly feels...

Our Adam signed the contract, so he clearly feels OK about it.

Maybe he'll make a good super domestique for Ayuso. ;)
09-20-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By slcbob

From the cheap seats here, I, too, agree with...

From the cheap seats here, I, too, agree with Surak.

The flawed implementation detail that's a bridge too far for me, though, is the grossly skewed points distribution that has teams scrambling...
09-19-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By slcbob

And, to some degree, in the least amount of...

And, to some degree, in the least amount of denial.

Some of the narrative on GCN over the summer has been how many of the teams at risk didn't start to take it all seriously until just recently,...
09-19-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By slcbob

Yup. The UCI press release cited in the one I...

Yup. The UCI press release cited in the one I linked to was specifically to dispel the momentum that rumor was getting.

That doesn't mean it did or holds any water. :rolleyes:
09-19-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By slcbob

I haven't seen anything juicy since this one,...

I haven't seen anything juicy since this one, saying we're sticking to the plan, at least as of a few weeks ago....
09-19-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By slcbob

Back-checking both Superclasico and the Giro,...

Back-checking both Superclasico and the Giro, Foss was indeed a 10 pointer. All that is speaking Greek to MinnMan our Velogames heretic, but on point ooga-booga for the rest of us zealots.

In...
09-17-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,288
Posted By slcbob

Words of wisdom about the behooving there. I...

Words of wisdom about the behooving there. I could've used a start list check for Primus.

semroc continues to bleed his substantial lead at far less than 30sec/5k. Looking strong.

GrainBrain...
09-17-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,288
Posted By slcbob

The Jungian thing. Primus on!

The Jungian thing.

Primus on!
09-16-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,288
Posted By slcbob

An errant mouse click took me to post 1 of this...

An errant mouse click took me to post 1 of this thread. My oh my, you have been busy, ooga-booga . That is an extraordinary display of enthusiasm / compulsiveness. Chapeau, sir.

I have to admit...
09-16-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By slcbob

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09-15-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,288
Posted By slcbob

semroc continues to show up present & correct for...

semroc continues to show up present & correct for these races. His strong second place in today's stage and his healthy gap look very promising for the league win.

I did the math to see if I had a...
09-15-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,519
Posted By slcbob

Oops. Wrong thread! Oh well.

Oops. Wrong thread! Oh well.
09-14-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,519
Posted By slcbob

canam73 is a Superclasico juggernaut! 3rd on the...

canam73 is a Superclasico juggernaut! 3rd on the stage in the general population, and cream of the crap by a long shot in our little BF league. It took a while to get the boiler stoked, but he's...
09-14-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By slcbob

Like WVA said early in the season (roughly), the...

Like WVA said early in the season (roughly), the concept is OK but the points are all out of whack.

If it does come to pass, it seems the relegated teams will still get invites to many/most of the...
09-14-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,519
Posted By slcbob

Given GrainBrain 's penchant for deep picks, I...

Given GrainBrain 's penchant for deep picks, I wonder how many of these not-quite-household names are in his team today?
...
09-13-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By slcbob

Hey now! That wasn't one of the choices. :50: ...

Hey now! That wasn't one of the choices. :50:

But darn it if you aren't spot on. PCS confirms my senility. 2015 was a helluva year for that lad. Even if you exclude his Grease music video which...
09-12-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,977
Posted By slcbob

There is still that Superclasico horse to flog...

There is still that Superclasico horse to flog for a little bit, but as our host ooga-booga pointed out, this marks the traditional decline of participation by those that aren't zealots or otherwise...
09-11-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,288
Posted By slcbob

Oh hell yeah. I wish I could attribute my...

Oh hell yeah.

I wish I could attribute my Montreal prowess to my daughter who just moved there, but she was a freeloader for Grand Prix purposes.

Heck, I can't blame her. I had an inside track...
09-11-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,977
Posted By slcbob

I was plummeting like a pro and and am @#ģ& that...

I was plummeting like a pro and and am @#ģ& that you were there for me to bounce off. I was robbed of la camisa negra.

Kudos to canam73 and shad. It was a privilege to round out the podium with...
09-11-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,977
Posted By slcbob

Since when have any prognostications around here...

Since when have any prognostications around here been restrained by care or probability?

Absent Ewan, I find it hard to not just hop aboard the Mads mobile though wouldn't it be awesome if Fred...
09-11-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,288
Posted By slcbob

Fixed it for you. :thumb: :p Absent any real...

Fixed it for you. :thumb: :p

Absent any real victories of late, I'm resorting to pettiness. :fred:. :roflmao2:
09-10-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,977
Posted By slcbob

I hope Craddock gets his Oz Visa so it's not a...

I hope Craddock gets his Oz Visa so it's not a lousy September all around for you.
09-10-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By slcbob

Nice list USAZorro Milan-San Remo is a...

Nice list USAZorro

Milan-San Remo is a beautiful race.

I'm a huge fan of De Ronde / Flanders. Watching Boonen / Cancellara / Sagan / et al torch the Koppenberg and the Kappelmuur are magical...
09-10-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,446
Posted By slcbob

I don't think he was trying to beat them, just...

I don't think he was trying to beat them, just catch the draft to hang on and avoid a time gap. And he was, understandably, cross-eyed with lactic acid. Stuff happens.

Why there wasn't a little...
09-10-22, 01:33 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,446
Posted By slcbob

I'm stunned Roglic and his DS are bashing Fred...

I'm stunned Roglic and his DS are bashing Fred Wright.

Roglic is usually the classiest guy. The replays I've seen, while sub~optimal views, seem to show Fred staying in his line and Roglic...
09-09-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,977
Posted By slcbob

:roflmao: His performance enhanced blue...

:roflmao:

His performance enhanced blue mouse is a juggernaut.
09-09-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,977
Posted By slcbob

D'oh! I tried Stage Hunting prematurely yesterday...

D'oh! I tried Stage Hunting prematurely yesterday while transfers were still closed. Then I saw a squirrel. Didn't come back around, so today I've started with Vine, Battisella, and money in the...
09-09-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,729
Posted By slcbob

Yes, those young whippersnappers have spearheaded...

Yes, those young whippersnappers have spearheaded a sea change back to the Merckxian / cannibalistic win-everything era, tearing up the script that ran for a few decades through various incarnations...
09-09-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,288
Posted By slcbob

This one was more of a struggle to stay on...

This one was more of a struggle to stay on budget. It seems almost everyone not in the Vuelta made the trip.
09-08-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,729
Posted By slcbob

Is anyone evolving their thought on this topic?

Is anyone evolving their thought on this topic?
09-08-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,977
Posted By slcbob

I'm going to rename it my Stage Punters team,...

I'm going to rename it my Stage Punters team, since I'm down two more today: a Battisella DNS and a Vine DNF.

I shall have to channel all my luck into the Benelux Tour again. It sure isn't going...
09-08-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,977
Posted By slcbob

Let's see if Carapaz has any stage hunting mojo...

Let's see if Carapaz has any stage hunting mojo left.
09-08-22, 03:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By slcbob

P.S. I hope that wasn't too pedantic I...

P.S. I hope that wasn't too pedantic

I don't remember what I had for lunch yesterday so, even where I have a great memory of a specific race situation, the best I can do off the top of my head is...
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