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Re: cycling in 2018 & beyond
« Reply #350: September 06, 2022, 08:24:00 AM »
did anyone go to the Baltimore race on Sunday?  It looked like a good field.  Michael Matthews and Dylan Groenewegen from Bike Exchange, Sepp VanMarcke, Kris Neilandts, and others from IPT's classics team, Neilson Powless and Magnus Cort as well as others from EF, and Quinn Simmons and TJ Skujns from Trek.  Plus Human Powered Health's A team, Novo Nordisk, even the L39gion of LA.

I did not go and did some riding instead.  I didn't realize just how hot it was and did not drink enough just doing up and back to Bethesda before the Nats game. Apparently the race surprised a lot of the teams with the heat and the hills.

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Re: cycling in 2018 & beyond
« Reply #352: October 08, 2022, 06:48:58 PM »
You sort of wondered about Ganna after he dropped several major TTs this year, but it's awesome feat. 

This pulls out the UCI's top ranking for Pogocar over Remco and Wout.
https://firstcycling.com/ranking.php?y=2022

Looks like Lotto Soudal's remnant and Israel Premier Tech are replaced by Alpecin and Arkea in the World Tour. 

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« Reply #353: October 09, 2022, 06:00:53 AM »
If so, then I suspect we'll get a retirement announcement, from Froome, in the off-season...

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« Reply #354: October 23, 2022, 04:09:46 PM »
I love MIPS.




At the end of the ride today, I was circling the garage just to round out the mileage. I went into a part of the garage I rarely go through and didn't notice the low supporting beam.  Fortunately, I only hit the top of my helmet, but did not blackout or even fall, but there's a nice little dent where I whacked myself.  I guess I should get a new helmet, although there's no visible crack.  I think the MIPS really worked to give a little slide to spread the impact.  BTW - my helmet was a LAZER Blade+MIPS, about 2 years old I think.

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Re: cycling in 2018 & beyond
« Reply #356: December 01, 2022, 12:33:16 PM »
Pesky Olympics - who'd 'ave 'em?.... ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling

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Re: cycling in 2018 & beyond
« Reply #357: December 01, 2022, 01:47:47 PM »
Pesky Olympics - who'd 'ave 'em?.... ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling
that's nice.  Be cool if they did the uphill time trial finishing on the Col d'Eze.  I'd make Richie Porte the favorite :lol:

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Re: cycling in 2018 & beyond
« Reply #358: December 12, 2022, 01:46:59 PM »
https://tedium.co/2022/11/12/bike-messenger-culture-nyc

For Ali.  Follows the world bike messengering championships.

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« Reply #359: December 12, 2022, 03:06:14 PM »
I can picture the scene - 'in today's tense elimination match-up, Team Uber Eats square-off against Deliveroo - a clash of the titans...'  ;)

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Re: cycling in 2018 & beyond
« Reply #360: January 04, 2023, 05:16:44 PM »
Sadly, aside from delivering food bike messengers have pretty much gone the way of barrel coopers and blacksmiths.  Those "urgent" runs of cartons of cigarettes from the Tobacco Institute to the Russell Senate Office Building at 5pm are no more.       
https://tedium.co/2022/11/12/bike-messenger-culture-nyc

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Re: cycling in 2018 & beyond
« Reply #361: January 27, 2023, 08:45:31 AM »

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« Reply #362: January 27, 2023, 08:58:44 AM »
Wheelying into the sunset... ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/64426485
Jaw drops at the news.  I had sort of thought Sagan's performance the past few years fell off mostly due to his repeated Covid infections shaving off some of his lung capacity and fitness.  He always lacked the top-end speed of the pure sprinters, but consistently could put them into a ton of trouble through jumping into breaks or using them as lead outs even without his own train. HE would lock up green jerseys by getting into breaks over cat 2 mountains to be the only fast guy left. To some extent, two of my favs, GVA and John Degenkolb, in their prime used a similar tactic of clearing hard hills and winning out of reduced field sprints. I'm spacing a bit on the name of Sagan's domestique right now . . .

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« Reply #363: January 27, 2023, 12:10:37 PM »
Wow.  It'll be a bit of a lesser sport without Sagan in the mix.

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Re: cycling in 2018 & beyond
« Reply #364: January 30, 2023, 05:44:48 PM »
Not sure how much coverage this has received outwith the UK...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-64334766

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Re: cycling in 2018 & beyond
« Reply #365: January 30, 2023, 06:36:24 PM »
And there I thought the most dangerous things in Essex wore tight leopard print club dresses and gold hoop earrings