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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 12, 2013 - 10:44pm PT
Yes, even I love Cav today. Maybe the best win of his TDF career.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 12, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
ms55401,

You're a wiser fan than you know.

The mountain stages I'll make sure to watch this year are Sunday, Thursday, and Friday.

You don't have to get up at dawn on Sunday - the big climb that day is at the very end.

But the other mountain stages are broadcast extra early - like 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning. You'll want to see all of those.
Mtbphoto

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Jul 12, 2013 - 10:58pm PT
Saw Contrador with a big smile on his face while talking in his race radio at about 2k to go. He know he did a great thing today
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 12, 2013 - 11:03pm PT

To totally toot my own horn, from July 8


Jul 8, 2013 - 10:06pm PT
Tomorrow the wind will wreak havoc and some Belgian team will produce the winner. Note that Cavendish's team is Belgian, so I'm kind of hedging my bets here. I'm not saying that I'll be particularly happy with him winning.


OK I got the day wrong, but you have to admit the call was petty good.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Jul 13, 2013 - 07:49am PT
Froome and his team are riding oblong chain rings

anyone got the specs on those babies..
I wonder how much of an advantage they could be.

Shimano used to market them on lower end road bikes under the name Bio-pace and they lasted for a couple of years before being replaced by regular round chain rings. The idea behind them is they remove the dead spot in one's pedal stroke.

Bobby Julich had pretty good luck with them and refined the shape a bit. I do believe he is part of the Sky coaching/management staff.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 13, 2013 - 11:08am PT
Shimano had BioPace on their montain bike group as well. I raced them for a year. They were supposed to even out the "dead spot" at the top/bottom of your stroke. They were ok once you got used to the different spin, but I never really got used to them.

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 13, 2013 - 11:26am PT
My first mountain bike ( Raleigh bonded aluminum "Technium" ) had the elliptical rings, too. But mine was the SunTour version. The small ring was almost square. I didn't care for them, either.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 13, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
More great racing today! Crowds were crazy.

Tomorrow, it is on!

Credit: StahlBro
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jul 13, 2013 - 04:04pm PT
pass the meth,

my heart feels like an alligator,
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jul 13, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
Tom Simpson 11/30/1937 - 7/13/1967, died on the slopes of the Ventoux.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 13, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
"Jesus. What the hell happened here?"

-Lance Armstrong, upon seeing Ventoux's de-forested summit. The trees went to good use, building ships from the earliest explorers through Napoleon ( which Lord Nelson sent to the bottom of the Atlantic ). Now the trees are gone.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 13, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
Shimano had BioPace on their mountain bike group as well. I raced them for a year. They were supposed to even out the "dead spot" at the top/bottom of your stroke. They were ok once you got used to the different spin, but I never really got used to them.

I ride an early 80's Schwinn High Plains for a commuter. Rebuilt the drive train a couple of months ago and even found a brand new Biopace ring on Ebay for it.

Since I've ridden it for more than 20 years, getting used to a round ring may be more of an issue. The Biopace had no advantages as far as power, but they are much kinder on bad knees. Not much of a market for bikes for bad knees, so I'm glad I ended up with one now that they are toast. (both the knees and the rings)
Rode it down to Long Beach and back today, (60+mi)

The new ellipticals are cut exactly opposite of the Biopace.


I"m looking for a road bike, anyone have any opinions on the Motobecane's

They look like the best deal going right now in a titanium frame.



WTF

climber
Jul 13, 2013 - 06:58pm PT
Mt meth where mr Simpson told his team to ride on as he crumbled I to the moonscape with an overdose of meth on board.

It's going to one tough day for Froome he is down to 6 teammates and they got caught out today and had to work hard.
Froome better find contadors wheel and stick to it.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 13, 2013 - 08:42pm PT
i would love to see the modern guys race this guy...

I will eat you where you stand
I will eat you where you stand
Credit: Stephan Vanfleteren
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 13, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
Damn! If you know what's good for you, you'll run right down to the store and buy up a bunch of Molteni, before someone gets pissed.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 13, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
What TGT said. They are the exact opposite as the old Biopace....


Killer stage today.

How about Andrew Talansky going from 11th to 3rd in the last 200 meters?
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jul 14, 2013 - 04:29am PT
i got a bunch of free cliff bars and gatorade today, happened to be on the chahalis bike path when a couple thousand bikers came my way, happened to be the seattle - portland race, group health or sumthin, free food in Tenio so i snuck into the snack line and loaded up, had them do a free tune up at the mobile velo shop while i was eating, then i went home while they slaved away towards centralia, life is full of free suprizes, take my mother in law for instance,not a bad gal, few extra pounds, like some of the riders today,jeez, they must be making rear wheels stronger cuz theses big gals can hammer, probably on the EPO or some other russian engineered designer compound, Eddie Borysewicz started all this doping, in colorado springs,so we burned his house down and had him deported. he knocked up rebecca twigg, and karen carpenter,
MMCC

climber
New Zealand
Jul 14, 2013 - 05:29am PT
Dr Sprock should do the live feed for Cycling News. He has the goods.
WTF

climber
Jul 14, 2013 - 11:09am PT
That hurt just watching that.

Good for Froome.


Cadel Evans was 8 minutes behind r u kidding me. RETIRE MATE!

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 14, 2013 - 11:17am PT
Yeah. What happened to Evans this year? Or maybe a better question is what happened to Evans two years ago?
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