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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2910 on: February 08, 2018, 03:22:53 PM »
I got a relative notice from 23andMe by a "probably 5th cousin" in Belfast... in his profile photo he was wearing a bike helmet so I said we had that in common even though we couldn't identify any common relatives, we're now following each other on Strava.

His name's Séamas and his last name is spelled in such a way as to give no clue how to pronounce it.  He posts cool photos of his rides too -

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2911 on: February 08, 2018, 11:20:12 PM »
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« Reply #2912 on: February 10, 2018, 01:20:53 PM »
A brand new 2.7 km up only single track at the park.  Very cool.  Our subs are being spent wisely.
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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2913 on: February 26, 2018, 02:05:57 PM »
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Right, it's his last name that's the puzzler:  Mag Uiginn

In other news   CLASSICS!

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2914 on: March 03, 2018, 06:35:15 PM »


Brutal on the local mountain this morning... only for the toughest of hardmen.
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« Reply #2915 on: March 05, 2018, 02:42:15 PM »
I was sorting through some old papers and came across a map of Washington, DC.

In the early 1960’s (the map is dated 1963) I was a teenager. I had a French-made Gitane “10 speed” that I rode a LOT.

To wit...



I had started to mark all roads I had ridden. I lived in the very upper corner of D.C., just a few blocks from the MD line.

I think I probably had a goal to eventually ride every road in DC. Never happened, of course, but I did at least get a start on it!

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2916 on: March 13, 2018, 04:30:43 PM »

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« Reply #2917 on: March 13, 2018, 05:53:11 PM »
It's a fun story and Obree was both intelligent and athletically talented.

I test cyclist's aerodynamics. Indeed the two riders listed in the film that used their skinsuit during their world record rides, I did the aero testing work for one of them.

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« Reply #2918 on: March 13, 2018, 07:03:51 PM »
It's a fun story and Obree was both intelligent and athletically talented.

I test cyclist's aerodynamics. Indeed the two riders listed in the film that used their skinsuit during their world record rides, I did the aero testing work for one of them.

That's an amazing accent he's got.  It takes a minute to get used to.
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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2919 on: March 13, 2018, 08:16:26 PM »
It's a fun story and Obree was both intelligent and athletically talented.


It was a fun story - I remember when it was real time.  The idea that he made his bike out of scrap metal is hyperbole... I think he had a headset bearing from a washing machine or something... he didn't draw his own tubing.
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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2920 on: March 24, 2018, 09:45:57 PM »
Join me for my snowy descent.

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2921 on: March 25, 2018, 04:20:18 AM »


Another day out on the 29'er in godzone with the girls.  Yum.
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« Reply #2923 on: March 31, 2018, 09:05:12 PM »
Le Tour de Nowhere,

Is CVR World Cup The Future of Cycling?
https://www.pezcyclingnews.com/racing/cvr-world-cup/#.WsAV-ojwZPY

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2924 on: April 01, 2018, 03:17:39 AM »
Le Tour de Nowhere,

Is CVR World Cup The Future of Cycling?
https://www.pezcyclingnews.com/racing/cvr-world-cup/#.WsAV-ojwZPY
The saddest part about it all for me is it was held inside a velodrome, a place where real racing happens.

So much for craft and skill and cunning and tactics being a part of racing ability. It's just a virtual W/kg show now.

The extra silly part is they have to bring the competitors together in one venue for control reasons because doing it virtually leaves them vulnerable to data doping.

 

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