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Re: cycling in 2018 & beyond
« Reply #125: October 27, 2020, 08:37:52 PM »
So I want Froome's Pinarello Dogma from the Vuelta as a retirement gift if I retire after April.  Should I fo a go fund me?

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« Reply #126: October 28, 2020, 05:01:56 PM »
That might require something more along the lines of an IMF structural adjustment payment
So I want Froome's Pinarello Dogma from the Vuelta as a retirement gift if I retire after April.  Should I fo a go fund me?

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Re: cycling in 2018 & beyond
« Reply #127: October 28, 2020, 08:00:30 PM »
You deserve it.
So I want Froome's Pinarello Dogma from the Vuelta as a retirement gift if I retire after April.  Should I fo a go fund me?

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Re: cycling in 2018 & beyond
« Reply #128: November 30, 2020, 06:10:56 PM »
Does anyone have an E-Bike?

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« Reply #129: November 30, 2020, 07:43:01 PM »
Does anyone have an E-Bike?
I have a friend who has two, one for him and one for his wife.  He's a hard core cyclist, but likes it because his wife keeps up better and he feels a bit more free to explore new roads without the risk of getting to a road block or some other obstacle that forces him to take on big climbs when he's tired.

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« Reply #130: November 30, 2020, 08:47:16 PM »
I have a friend who has two, one for him and one for his wife.  He's a hard core cyclist, but likes it because his wife keeps up better and he feels a bit more free to explore new roads without the risk of getting to a road block or some other obstacle that forces him to take on big climbs when he's tired.

I’m considering one for when I eventually get back to work. Thinking of using it for commute whenever we get back to it. Can avoid the metro and not be sweaty.

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Re: cycling in 2018 & beyond
« Reply #131: May 11, 2021, 02:01:55 PM »
Local boy makes good.  Joe Dombrowski is a professional cyclist from NoVa.  At one point, he was supposed to be the next American star.  His original team, Sky/Ineos, is easily the best financed team and won the Tour de France something like 7 times in the past 10 years or so with 4 different riders.  Dombrowski was good enough that the Tour winners would support him in some of the  post tour US races.  At any rate, he did not develop due to some health conditions, rode for various other teams, but now is with another wealthy team, United Arab Emirates, which also won the Tour last year. 

At any rate, probably the second biggest multi-day (stage) race is the Giro d'Italia, and Dombrowski won the 4th stage today, finishing on top of a mountain pass.   Since stage races are decided on total time, he's only in second overall, and not likely a contender to win at the end of the Giro, but still this may be his biggest stage win at the top level of cycling. 

https://www.cyclingnews.com/races/giro-d-italia-2021/stage-4/results/

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« Reply #132: May 11, 2021, 02:16:16 PM »
Does anyone have an E-Bike?

A work colleague who lives in Weehawken has one. If you're familiar with that area, you know how much of it is atop cliffs on the west side of the Hudson. He loves the e-bike for making it easier to get up the hill there, and he says the battery boost is also helpful when riding in Manhattan traffic. His bike is a single-speed, the "Rad Mission" model from Rad Power Bikes. He said, quote, "It's kind of a tank—without accessories, I think it comes out to about fifty pounds? It's possible to lug it up and down stairs, but doing so is affirmatively a pain. I've been very happy with it." He said the battery compensates for the fixed gearing and that usually he can throttle up a hill if he wants, except for one near his house where he needs both the full pedal assist plus leg action.

I find the concept interesting, but I am more likely to go over to my mom's house and retrieve my late father's bike and take it to a shop to get it fixed up. He hadn't ridden it for several years before he died as he was no longer able to do so, which means the tires at a minimum are surely shot. Given that it would be essentially free, aside from the cost of repairs, it's hard to pass that up. What I would really like is a recumbent trike, but I'd have trouble storing it in our garage. I can hang a standard bike from the ceiling easily enough, but a trike is trickier.

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Re: cycling in 2018 & beyond
« Reply #133: May 12, 2021, 05:41:39 PM »
Racing is fickle.

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Just 24 hours after his spectacular mountaintop win in the Giro d’Italia, Joe Dombrowski (UAE Team Emirates) suffered a bad crash four kilometres from the finish line of stage 5 and headed for hospital in an ambulance minutes after completing the stage.

Likely concussion.

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/dombrowski-heads-to-hospital-after-late-hard-crash-in-giro-ditalia/

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« Reply #134: May 12, 2021, 08:43:40 PM »
Are you getting the Giro on TV this year?  I bought a year on FloBikes for this purpose last year and now it seems that someone else picked it up.  At least Flo has a lot of the Spring Classics available for on-demand viewing (though not Paris-Roubaix).

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« Reply #135: May 13, 2021, 09:55:55 AM »
Are you getting the Giro on TV this year?  I bought a year on FloBikes for this purpose last year and now it seems that someone else picked it up.  At least Flo has a lot of the Spring Classics available for on-demand viewing (though not Paris-Roubaix).
I don't have any packages, even NBC Gold.  I just go off of post race reports, maybe a live feed of reports like Cycling News.  For the NBC stuff, I' just tape everything they put up for now.  It seems they get the ASO races but not RCS or the Belgian classics. Will need to change next year.

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