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07-24-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,643
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: 213
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: 25
Views: 436
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?
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07-15-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,914
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: 2,272
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...
07-05-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,974
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: 4,413
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, 12:03 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,413
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: 1,974
Posted By GrainBrain

Stage 8 GC recap

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06-26-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,318
Posted By GrainBrain

I bought a month of Peacock premium just for...

I bought a month of Peacock premium just for these two. Sorry GCN but these two have a great chemistry and Simon provides good insight. I did like Robbie McEwen as well when he worked with McCrossan....
06-21-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By GrainBrain

lmfao someone else chose 7-8 as well :lol: ...

lmfao someone else chose 7-8 as well :lol:

Stage 7 - Astana drill it on the descents of the Côte de la Croix de la Libération and Signal d'Uchon. Porte is distanced, Woods takes out Geraint and...
06-19-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,610
Posted By GrainBrain

1x with low/high/overdrive :thumb:

1x with low/high/overdrive :thumb:
06-17-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,974
Posted By GrainBrain

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06-17-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,045
Posted By GrainBrain

My vote is for Carapaz, he's looking great. Dark...

My vote is for Carapaz, he's looking great. Dark horse: Porte - there's two TTs this year and three mountains might not factor in as much. They seem to be setting everything up for Alaphillipe though...
06-08-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,424
Posted By GrainBrain

^ Absolutely agree on the above NBC commentary. I...

^ Absolutely agree on the above NBC commentary. I do like McCrossan though, especially when he has a former pro working with him. I think it was Robbie McEwen... something maybe? They had a good...
06-07-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,302
Posted By GrainBrain

no clue honestly, I just use Express VPN and pay...

no clue honestly, I just use Express VPN and pay for it. I haven't tried anything else.
06-07-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,302
Posted By GrainBrain

Grab yourself a VPN account, absolutely worth it!

Grab yourself a VPN account, absolutely worth it!
05-30-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,742
Posted By GrainBrain

Absolutely a blast to follow everyday - with Taco...

Absolutely a blast to follow everyday - with Taco Time setting the tone right away!
I truly hope Caruso has the TT of his life and Bernal doesn't crash-but-maybe slides out a bit. Bernal keeps...
05-29-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By GrainBrain

Well I guess I'll look into flo bikes now. I...

Well I guess I'll look into flo bikes now. I definitely can see this growing in popularity - not only MMA "niche" but also look to where snowboarding and skate boarding are at currently. In our...
05-27-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,586
Posted By GrainBrain

The hills, the hills are calling! Two stage...

The hills, the hills are calling!

Two stage winners in a row and Cavagna got some points as well today! Well done and thank you for really making me guilty about not picking Dan Martin or Betiol!...
05-22-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,742
Posted By GrainBrain

Great ride by Tratnik! Fortunato winning on mount...

Great ride by Tratnik! Fortunato winning on mount zonclon for contadors team paves the way for big opportunities. Nice job holding off the effing idiot running alongside! Wild amount of fans but that...
05-21-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,742
Posted By GrainBrain

Yeah though maybe it could've been made up in the...

Yeah though maybe it could've been made up in the mountains, still that's only a top 10.

It was ridiculous to watch Remco on his own for all those kilometers. It's not like Almeida would've lost...
05-20-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,586
Posted By GrainBrain

I had him for a moment, but the price was too...

I had him for a moment, but the price was too much at 24(?). I wanted it spicy and cheap so Remco it was. Wondering if you can get negative points for the assist between João and Remco :lol:
05-19-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,742
Posted By GrainBrain

Agree the break will probably win, but I have...

Agree the break will probably win, but I have real worries about Hugh Carthy. Could be a real bad day for some on GC. Hugh's style of riding up climbs out of the saddle and weight forward on the bike...
05-15-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,586
Posted By GrainBrain

Alright look at Goossens getting the break among...

Alright look at Goossens getting the break among Campanaerts, Arnt, Oliveira and ... Gaviria!? Looks like Gaviria isn't worried about abandoning with 'knee pain'.
05-14-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By GrainBrain

Just curious to know how much they were asking? ...

Just curious to know how much they were asking?

I hear you on American customs - someday I might just get a Jeff Bock :love:
05-14-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,586
Posted By GrainBrain

102 of 20953! Let the wailing begin with my...

102 of 20953!

Let the wailing begin with my regret on not picking Betiol or Ganna! At one point in my mix but thrown away. I don't have a dead-to-me list but instead I've chosen to ignore the ones...
05-13-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,643
Posted By GrainBrain

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What a wild looking race. Yes Craddock has been added.
05-11-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,742
Posted By GrainBrain

Well João vs Remco question is answered. Bernal...

Well João vs Remco question is answered. Bernal sprinting to the line infront of the GC bunch. Yates trailing a bit.

Frigging sweet win by Joe Dombrowski!
05-10-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,586
Posted By GrainBrain

Love of the game man! So sweet to see a cheap...

Love of the game man! So sweet to see a cheap seat beat the heat - those spicy Italians. Lacking any thought whatsoever in the current form, maybe I should've just put all of Intermarch on my team...
05-10-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,586
Posted By GrainBrain

Outrageously prescient comment and post that has...

Outrageously prescient comment and post that has me wondering if there truly are illuminati-lizard people!

I had Taco in version 1ish, no joke! What a beautiful win for him!

Ganna has 308 pts...
05-09-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,742
Posted By GrainBrain

What a frenetic last 2km run in for stage two....

What a frenetic last 2km run in for stage two. Merlier! No Ewan in sight:foo: Gaviria put into the barriers apparently. Not much for lead outs it seemed. Earlier Remco and Ganna both went for the...
05-08-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,742
Posted By GrainBrain

He was but received a one year suspension for...

He was but received a one year suspension for tossing a bottle outside the designated zone. He kept dropping used EPO bags from his jersey pockets and getting small fines so I should've seen it...
05-07-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,586
Posted By GrainBrain

I just sent mine :eek: This post pretty much...

I just sent mine :eek:
This post pretty much shook up my lineup just now. I made the mistake of watching some YouTube videos and almost allowed myself to actually make smart decisions.

If only I...
05-06-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,742
Posted By GrainBrain

Wow first bad pick and it hasn't started. They've...

Wow first bad pick and it hasn't started. They've exchanged Barta for Van den berg I think.
05-04-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,586
Posted By GrainBrain

Formolo brought back Carapaz in L-B-L he'd be a...

Formolo brought back Carapaz in L-B-L he'd be a good choice.

So hard to juggle big names, honestly I'm risking a lot right now with Bernal in my version 2.3 team. Oof - trying to divine those...
05-03-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,671
Posted By GrainBrain

Absolutely right and funny you mention that, I...

Absolutely right and funny you mention that, I was looking at the start list the other day and realized no Woods, then thought of this thread and if I had made a comment like that. Running my mouth...
05-02-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,742
Posted By GrainBrain

Where's Bernal at for form? We've seen Martinez...

Where's Bernal at for form? We've seen Martinez outperform Sivakov - an incredible, probable chance for pink and a confirmation of a good buy for Ineos? Can Yates sustain for all three weeks? Masnada...
05-01-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,510
Posted By GrainBrain

... Honorè, Masnada, Cérny, Knox ... Yeah I...

... Honorè, Masnada, Cérny, Knox ...

Yeah I laughed too when the announcers realized who it was, plus they just were calling him "you know who" :lol:
04-29-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,671
Posted By GrainBrain

Stage 3 lumpy but all cat 3? TJ could do...

Stage 3 lumpy but all cat 3? TJ could do something ... ... ... thinking Bora or Bahrain could control this, would it be possible for a bunch sprint? I watched Horner explain about Rohan riding to...
04-29-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,671
Posted By GrainBrain

Hirschi, Kelderman, Ulissi in the top 6 today!? ...

Hirschi, Kelderman, Ulissi in the top 6 today!?

Canam with Rui, Thomas and Rohan?
...
04-28-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,671
Posted By GrainBrain

It would've been 100CHF fine if he'd piped the...

It would've been 100CHF fine if he'd piped the Swiss rider Sutter for those points. Little quote from cycling news about that reduced bunch sprint:

Pouring one out for froomie...

Colbrelli...
04-23-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,643
Posted By GrainBrain

Update both games. Used my last 4 transfers but...

Update both games. Used my last 4 transfers but gained Roglic, Alaphillipe, and Chavez plus Craddock in the spring classics - plus I've only got two guys dns for l-b-l. Feeling like I'll hold third?...
04-23-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,643
Posted By GrainBrain

We just bought our first one last year, even here...

We just bought our first one last year, even here the market is insane. Don't feel pressured to partake in this fantasy. Sit back, relax, forget about LBL so that my pick of Woods will guarantee me a...
04-22-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,643
Posted By GrainBrain

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04-20-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,378
Posted By GrainBrain

Another confirmation here that you can use a VPN...

Another confirmation here that you can use a VPN with GCN racing. I use Express VPN and just choose London. Don't have any lag issues with my very pedestrian broadband.

Infact you can enable the...
04-14-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,643
Posted By GrainBrain

My "random low cost local" Mr. Julien Mertens of...

My "random low cost local" Mr. Julien Mertens of Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise just got himself in the break! Best $100 I've ever paypal'd :innocent:
04-12-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By GrainBrain

Also props to Rally for that win yesterday! A lot...

Also props to Rally for that win yesterday! A lot of riders have gone back to the Pro Continental teams haven't they?
04-12-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By GrainBrain

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04-10-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,134
Posted By GrainBrain

What a ridiculous profile

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Ouch. You know I had suspicions that McNulty...
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