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Old 10-07-21, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
naaah. i'll vouch for my boy slcbob. he's like a giant inflatable pool floatie.
impressive but ultimately full of (hot) air. now me? i'm more like water wings.
You can vouch all you want, but your boyís comment about it being indulgent, frivolous AND stupid reflects anger and fear.

Common courtesy is never stupid, indulgent or frivolous. Thatís what my parents taught me anyway. 👍
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
You can vouch all you want, but your boyís comment about it being indulgent, frivolous AND stupid reflects anger and fear.

Common courtesy is never stupid, indulgent or frivolous. Thatís what my parents taught me anyway. 👍
There are many forms of courtesy.

Give it a rest.
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HeyItsSara , you keep having fun. Rock on. Really. I wouldn't have posted here now and dragged out this silly sidebar in the thread unless I meant to convey that, sincerely. My comment was NOT directed at you, as MinnMan covered the reasonable spoiler expectation in, IMHO, a thoroughly adequate way. Rather, I was doubling down on those who doubled down on it.

eja_ bottecchia , since I'm posting for Sara anyway, as an aside, you keep doing you, too. Feel free to carry on feeling superior, restating your opinion, masquerading it as a unilateral truth, and slipping in your ad hominem attacks far less deftly than you think you do or MinnMan once gave you credit for. I offered a different opinion for a tangible reason and do not care to further engage your flogging of your ideology. Surely out of fear. Out here, on this matter.

Back to racing, please. Wow, it was something, I finally got to see all of it. Heck, I may rewatch the NBC feed though not until after the Falling Leaves. On GCN, Adam Blythe was on a moto and almost lost his mud commentating his way through the Trouee. Great action, great coverage. I have a feeling it would be like re-watching Shrek, picking something new up each time. Watching it build from 40 or 50k out you could watch Colbrelli put together the seeds of his victory. Oops. Spoiler alert.

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Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
There are many forms of courtesy.

Give it a rest.
How about you give it a rest. Take your own medicine.
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Originally Posted by slcbob View Post
HeyItsSara , you keep having fun. Rock on. Really. I wouldn't have posted here now and dragged out this silly sidebar in the thread unless I meant to convey that, sincerely. My comment was NOT directed at you, as MinnMan covered the reasonable spoiler expectation in, IMHO, a thoroughly adequate way. Rather, I was doubling down on those who doubled down on it.

eja_ bottecchia , since I'm posting for Sara anyway, as an aside, you keep doing you, too. Feel free to carry on feeling superior, restating your opinion, masquerading it as a unilateral truth, and slipping in your ad hominem attacks far less deftly than you think you do or MinnMan once gave you credit for. I offered a different opinion for a tangible reason and do not care to further engage your flogging of your ideology. Surely out of fear. Out here, on this matter.

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i donít think you even know what ad hominem means. Clearly you donít know how to use it.

When you accuse someone of acting superior or feeling superior, that only reveals your own anger and your own fears and your own feelings of inferiority.

Being courteous is a sign of strength, it is not stupid, or useless or frivolous or whatever else you wrote.

I will be the courteous one and take the high road. You, and your friends, may continue to blather on, and on, and on. i am not going to waste any more energy on this.

But, it would have been simple, easy and courteous to include a SPOILER alert on the threadís title. I donít really understand why you are having such a difficult time understanding such a simple concept.
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Back to racing indeed. Il Lombardia this weekend promises to be intense. the last monument.

And I'm wondering whether Pogacar is going to bring it or if Evenepoel is going to find a bit of redemption.

(Maybe some fearless person will start a thread.)
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Old 10-08-21, 02:37 AM
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I was watching the highlights a member posted in General. Seemed to be a lot of hydroplaning going on.
both in the race and this thread...
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Old 10-08-21, 02:43 AM
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Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
Back to racing indeed. Il Lombardia this weekend promises to be intense. the last monument.

And I'm wondering whether Pogacar is going to bring it or if Evenepoel is going to find a bit of redemption.

(Maybe some fearless person will start a thread.)
forgot that mollema won the race of the falling leaves two years ago. finding it hard to pick against a certain former ski jumper.
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
I was watching the highlights a member posted in General. Seemed to be a lot of hydroplaning slipping going on.
FIFY.

Or is hydroplaning a derogatory term for something else now days? Bicycle tires don't hydroplane unless you and the bike are going a couple hundred MPH or better.
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Old 10-09-21, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by slcbob View Post
Wow, it was something, I finally got to see all of it. Heck, I may rewatch the NBC feed though not until after the Falling Leaves. On GCN, Adam Blythe was on a moto and almost lost his mud commentating his way through the Trouee. Great action, great coverage. I have a feeling it would be like re-watching Shrek, picking something new up each time. Watching it build from 40 or 50k out you could watch Colbrelli put together the seeds of his victory. Oops. Spoiler alert.
Ha I happened to catch that moment with Blythe on the Moto (maybe one of many?) - the camera lens muddy and fear in his voice!

Seriously the heck was Luke Rowe thinking? Maybe nothing, I've made plenty of bone headed mistakes on single track like that. Your hearts racing, tunnel vision, "ugh when do we ride pavement back to the bar?" - whack! Bad line into a stump.

I sympathize as well with Moscon's bike change. Maybe more sympathy for the bike? I'll stay focused on the technical aspects and another familiar situation of proper tire pressure in the muck - lower is better! I've had amazing rides of grippy wonder thanks to accidently burping the tire. Too, too bad they didn't take a moment to bleed some air.

I'm pretty certain that Colbrelli won riding tubeless Grand Prix 5000 tires right? That's crazy, I didn't find any more info on that. I love Continental's "black chili" compound.
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Old 10-09-21, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
FIFY.

Or is hydroplaning a derogatory term for something else now days? Bicycle tires don't hydroplane unless you and the bike are going a couple hundred MPH or better.
When Sagan hit the water in that right hander it looked like hydroplaning there, or a patch of ice. Just saying.
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
forgot that mollema won the race of the falling leaves two years ago. finding it hard to pick against a certain former ski jumper.
reasonable, but as it turns out, not accurate.
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Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
Back to racing indeed. Il Lombardia this weekend promises to be intense. the last monument.

And I'm wondering whether Pogacar is going to bring it or if Evenepoel is going to find a bit of redemption.

(Maybe some fearless person will start a thread.)
brang. brought.
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Finally had a chance to watch the race. Wow that was a Paris Roubaix for the ages.
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Finally had a chance to watch the race. Wow that was a Paris Roubaix for the ages.
That was epic. Loved the contrast between the pristine velodrome and the riders all wearing the same outfit -- mud from head to toe.
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Have to smh at some of these posts on this thread. There's common courtesy ...and there's also common sense.

I know when I've DVR'd something I wanna watch later, especially sports, I don't go near a TV, look at alerts on my phone, read texts from someone who might spoil it for me, etc... But wanna know what I REALLY don't do? I don't dare go near a site the specializes on the subject matter, and especially the thread that's specifically discussing it.

By all means take care of each other. But first and foremeost ...we must take care of ourselves.
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Ha I happened to catch that moment with Blythe on the Moto (maybe one of many?) - the camera lens muddy and fear in his voice!

Seriously the heck was Luke Rowe thinking? Maybe nothing, I've made plenty of bone headed mistakes on single track like that. Your hearts racing, tunnel vision, "ugh when do we ride pavement back to the bar?" - whack! Bad line into a stump.

I sympathize as well with Moscon's bike change. Maybe more sympathy for the bike? I'll stay focused on the technical aspects and another familiar situation of proper tire pressure in the muck - lower is better! I've had amazing rides of grippy wonder thanks to accidently burping the tire. Too, too bad they didn't take a moment to bleed some air.

I'm pretty certain that Colbrelli won riding tubeless Grand Prix 5000 tires right? That's crazy, I didn't find any more info on that. I love Continental's "black chili" compound.
Luke Rowe has a message for you, GrainBrain . To add balance to all the little love notes you've been getting from riders grateful the angel of death passed by their lentil on VG team roster day.

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/luk...paris-roubaix/
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Originally Posted by slcbob View Post
Luke Rowe has a message for you, GrainBrain . To add balance to all the little love notes you've been getting from riders grateful the angel of death passed by their lentil on VG team roster day.

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/luk...paris-roubaix/
He released that right after the race, I can't believe he said it. I'll take some time to dig out a clip of that ridiculousness, he might as well waved hello to Opi and Omi!
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He released that right after the race, I can't believe he said it. I'll take some time to dig out a clip of that ridiculousness, he might as well waved hello to Opi and Omi!
He's not going to win any awards for cyclist-fan bonhomie, but this comparison isn't fair. The opi-omi lady was negligent at best. He lost control of his bike under tricky circumstances.
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He's not going to win any awards for cyclist-fan bonhomie, but this comparison isn't fair. The opi-omi lady was negligent at best. He lost control of his bike under tricky circumstances.
Well, Rowe was also negligent at best. Nobody is blaming him for puncturing and crashing, but ambling onto a very narrow road with the bike almost crosswise to the road was a boneheaded thing to do. He ought to be thankful that that was a bike racer coming and not a motorcycle or support car.
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Well, Rowe was also negligent at best. Nobody is blaming him for puncturing and crashing, but ambling onto a very narrow road with the bike almost crosswise to the road was a boneheaded thing to do. He ought to be thankful that that was a bike racer coming and not a motorcycle or support car.
I'm beginning to think that there's something wrong with my sense of humor.
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I'm beginning to think that there's something wrong with my sense of humor.
Welcome to the club.
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Welcome to the club.
When I first read this, I took it to mean that you and others also consider that there's something wrong with your senses of humor.

But then the thought appeared that you meant that you all agree that there's something wrong with mine.

I'm good with either interpretation.
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When I first read this, I took it to mean that you and others also consider that there's something wrong with your senses of humor.

But then the thought appeared that you meant that you all agree that there's something wrong with mine.

I'm good with either interpretation.
it's both.
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