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07-14-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,400
Posted By MinnMan

The Principal of Least Astonishment applied

The Principal of Least Astonishment applied
07-11-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,966
Posted By ZHVelo

EPO was a huge buff to performance in cycling....

EPO was a huge buff to performance in cycling. Unless they found ways to do it again that can't be detected yet (microdosing?) or he has a new thing, the gear Pogacar is on is not the same level as...
07-09-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 851
Posted By gpsblake

I think it's Merckx being a **** to be honest...

I think it's Merckx being a **** to be honest here. No one has said Cavendish is greater than him and I don't think Merckx should be reducing the great achievement Cavendish has done. To show how...
07-09-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 851
Posted By Eric F

I don't agree. I've been very entertained, so...

I don't agree. I've been very entertained, so far, not even considering Cav's wins.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,078
Posted By RChung

The Olympics are still on, the Tour is on right...

The Olympics are still on, the Tour is on right now, and guys are still racing against their brothers-in-law.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,078
Posted By RChung

People I've helped have won real world TTs,...

People I've helped have won real world TTs, Olympic medals, set world records, and beat their brother-in-law in the annual family race. They were pretty happy, and not just academically.


A guy I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,078
Posted By RChung

This is just one in a long list of things that...

This is just one in a long list of things that makes mass start bike racing much, much better than those other sports where only two teams compete at a time (like baseball, football, basketball or...
07-05-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,966
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....
07-02-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,078
Posted By surak

When MdvP won and took the yellow jersey, I read...

When MdvP won and took the yellow jersey, I read or heard somewhere the wisecrack "now that's how you properly honor your grandparents...
07-02-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,400
Posted By Eric F

I absolutely love that MVDP is active in...

I absolutely love that MVDP is active in animating and shaping the race while wearing yellow. There is zero expectation that he will be able to keep the jersey for much longer, but it's been a...
07-02-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,609
Posted By livedarklions

So, your theory is they narrowed the field by...

So, your theory is they narrowed the field by screening out complete idiots who refuse vaccination?
07-01-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,400
Posted By tigat

The live feed didn't show the crash, but did show...

The live feed didn't show the crash, but did show both knees bloody as he was on course.
07-01-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,609
Posted By livedarklions

OK, so you were never much interested in this...

OK, so you were never much interested in this event before, but SOMETHING triggered you to investigate where it was on the spectrum of average speeds? Hmmmmmm, I wonder what that could be.............
06-30-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,400
Posted By surak

Spot on with Pogacar's performance and...

Spot on with Pogacar's performance and WvA/Alaphilippe hype deflation. The commentators said there were issues with his radio, but that didn't seem to throw him off at all. He's making a habit out of...
06-29-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,966
Posted By MinnMan

https://www.podiumcafe.com/2018/6/22/17488590/indu...

https://www.podiumcafe.com/2018/6/22/17488590/indurain-i-think-maybe-its-time
06-29-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,609
Posted By Koyote

Nice. Undermining her accomplishment. Classy. ...

Nice. Undermining her accomplishment. Classy.

The route changes from year to year, the weather changes (e.g., winds), amount of climbing changes, etc.

By the way, Leah Goldstein is 52 years...
06-29-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,400
Posted By MinnMan

It wasn't a straight sprint. Merlier and his...

It wasn't a straight sprint. Merlier and his iead out, Phiipsen, were going into the corner of the right hand turn. Totally legit. As pointed out by Horner nobody in the front of a sprint would...
06-29-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,154
Posted By Rider51

Contador claimed tainted meat as well after he...

Contador claimed tainted meat as well after he tested positive for clenbuterol. But the positive test was very, very, very likely because he used it to help keep or get the last bits of weight off in...
06-28-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,078
Posted By CliffordK

Perhaps watch the race like all the other...

Perhaps watch the race like all the other spectators near her. Rather than shoving her sign into the middle of the road and smiling for the motorcycle camera.
06-28-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,609
Posted By Rick

Race across America

first female cyclist to win Race Across America (https://road.cc/content/news/cyclist-becomes-first-woman-ever-win-race-across-america-284445)
06-28-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,400
Posted By MinnMan

All other aspects aside, I thought it was pretty...

All other aspects aside, I thought it was pretty remarkable to see MVDP in yellow, doing leadout for his teammate.
06-28-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,078
Posted By MinnMan

wut?

wut?
06-28-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,400
Posted By Eric F

Merlier did exactly what was expected - took the...

Merlier did exactly what was expected - took the short line inside his teammate. It's pretty standard practice that the leadout rider continues to go flat-out until he gets passed by his sprinter on...
06-28-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,078
Posted By Ed Wiser

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-28-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,078
Posted By MinnMan

those aiming to distinguish between "criminal"...

those aiming to distinguish between "criminal" and "accident" are simply demonstrating that they don't know how the law works. The two are not exclusive. Look up the definitions of any number of...
06-27-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,966
Posted By brianmcg123

Lol if you think cycling or any pro sport for...

Lol if you think cycling or any pro sport for that matter is “clean”.
06-26-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,154
Posted By asgelle

You realize CAS has not published their decision?...

You realize CAS has not published their decision? All we've heard has come from Houlihan herself.The fact that there's any doubt when all we've heard is her side speaks volumes.
06-26-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,400
Posted By ooga-booga

horrible prediction tdf 2021 #2...going (again)...

horrible prediction tdf 2021 #2...going (again) with mvdp for the stage two win...

hirschi nearly finished dfl but at least he finished. hoping he can continue with that separated shoulder....
06-26-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,154
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Yeah, I read that, and again people cheat...

​​​​​​Yeah, I read that, and again people cheat marathons with no prizes. But if I can make up a fantasy world where people are taking steroids out on the field, why can't everyone else be honest in...
06-24-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,154
Posted By Seattle Forrest

:foo:

:foo:
06-24-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,154
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Just how many years does someone have to...

​​​​​​Just how many years does someone have to juice before it's unfair to everyone else competing against them?
06-24-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,154
Posted By asgelle

Itís also worth noting she got the full four year...

Itís also worth noting she got the full four year ban. If CAS believed there were any mitigating factors, and inadvertent ingestion is certainly one, they would have reduced the length of the...
06-24-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,154
Posted By asgelle

She didn't just fail the test. She failed the A...

She didn't just fail the test. She failed the A sample, the B sample, had a chance to refute the evidence before an arbitration panel but declined, and presented her case to CAS. After all that, CAS,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,077
Posted By colnago62

There is this thing called liability. Groups tend...

There is this thing called liability. Groups tend to try to reduce that as much as possible. Around here, if you showed up with no helmet to an organized ride without signing the waiver, you would be...
06-22-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,373
Posted By rsbob

The answer was simple. He was a conceited ass,...

The answer was simple. He was a conceited ass, that refused to follow the club rules no matter how many times we asked him, AND he went out of his way to piss off drivers. He was rude, condescending...
06-17-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,287
Posted By Daniel4

Yup. Under. And that includes my sunglasses over...

Yup. Under. And that includes my sunglasses over my prescription glasses.

Imagine in cold weather and you have to wear a cap over your ears? Who wears glasses where the the arms aren't sitting...
06-17-21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,154
Posted By CliffordK

Seattle Forrest, Thinking of cheating in...

Seattle Forrest,
Thinking of cheating in sports, it is pervasive in society.

I remember kids as young as gradeschool were cheating in sports. A person clearly out playing baseball, and there...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2,899
Views: 376,765
Posted By colnago62

There used to be a small group of U.K. riders...

There used to be a small group of U.K. riders that did a small group ride years ago around here. The ride leader had a farm way out and they would ride and them cone back to the farm for tea. This...
06-16-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,287
Posted By Bmach

I prefer to wear mine under the straps. Don’t...

I prefer to wear mine under the straps. Don’t care what others think.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,780
Posted By Sy Reene

This Tucker ride is a weekly thing? It just...

This Tucker ride is a weekly thing? It just sounds like a recipe for disaster as described. Open (meaning anyone with any skills or sense can show up), added to fact you average about 60 riders? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,780
Posted By burnthesheep

Rides like that often lack strong...

Rides like that often lack strong leadership/ownership and a "chat" at the start. Rides that "nobody owns" will eventually devolve into a dangerous free for all as everyone does whatever they want....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,780
Posted By GhostRider62

We wonder why motorists hate us.

We wonder why motorists hate us.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,780
Posted By caloso

Seems reasonable. Regardless of the legality, it...

Seems reasonable. Regardless of the legality, it would have been unsafe to cross in that situation so good for the riders up front to call stopping. The guy who ran it was unsafe and the riders in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,780
Posted By James1964

This is why I avoid some group rides. Blowing...

This is why I avoid some group rides. Blowing through red lights is never a good idea.
06-13-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By canklecat

On the other hand... No, Running Isn't...

On the other hand...

No, Running Isn't Therapy (2014) (https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a20807781/no-running-isnt-therapy/)

No, Running Isn't Always the Best Therapy (2018)...
06-09-21, 03:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,296
Posted By ooga-booga

not winning every race/stage/stage race he's...

not winning every race/stage/stage race he's entered in. perhaps that clarifies. perhaps not.
it was a...how you say...joke? just like the tour de suisse dubble dip in post #14 nod to greatness...o
06-08-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,296
Posted By Eric F

He put up some respectable results in the dirt,...

He put up some respectable results in the dirt, too, winning both World Cup short track events, and finishing 7th and 2nd (behind Pidcock) in the XCO events. MVDP is pretty good at bikes.
06-07-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,524
Posted By GhostRider62

What is your question? What is too vague. ...

What is your question? What is too vague.

Any effort over 330-340 watts for you will have some contribution of that power coming from anaerobic substrates.

There is a limit to the duration of...
06-06-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,805
Posted By Ramshackle

This forum is viewed by people around the world....

This forum is viewed by people around the world. The pettiness in criticizing how Biden is riding his bike or what equipment he has makes Americans look silly (I could have used a stronger word). I'm...
06-04-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,077
Posted By asgelle

My suggestion would be to recognize that while...

My suggestion would be to recognize that while there is some valuable information to be found from anonymous posters in a discussion group, unless one is already knowledgeable, it's difficult to...
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