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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:04 am 
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Regarding Horner my optimist side shares KW's view that his late blooming could be explained by trends in the Euro peloton over the last few years. He even alluded to it in an interview on CN a few years back WRT speeds.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:29 am 
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I think that Horner's performance on the last stage isn't too crazy when you look at what follows - a rest day and ITT.

Even though the ITT isn't likely to be too bad for Horner compared with with a pancake flat course along the coast, I image he decided to go for it on stage 10 knowing he'd have a day to recover and probably needed to gain some time before the ITT.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:46 am 
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KWalker wrote:
Have you been to Bend? Or most of Oregon?
Definitely lots of rural, working class, generally lower income people that definitely qualify as "rednecks".


Yes and yes.

I don't consider rural redneck. At least not what's in Oregon, and not in Bend. Some of the more obscure corners, nearer Nevada or Idaho? Sure, maybe.
I guess we have different standards or definitions of what is a redneck and what isn't? Maybe the line where I define a redneck is a bit further out than where you're placing it.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:39 pm 
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KWalker wrote:
prendrefeu wrote:
HA!
Horner isn't a redneck, that's for sure. Oregon man, yes. Redneck, no. Not even close.

That said, Wikipedia lists him at 5'11" (1.80m). :shock:

Have you been to Bend? Or most of Oregon? Definitely lots of rural, working class, generally lower income people that definitely qualify as "rednecks". Especially when you get into the high desert.


Bend is primarily a mix of mountaineers/granolas and hipsters (in downtown, anyway). Redmond, to the north, is definitely redneck.

I work up in Oregon's hat; about an hour north of Portland and 45 minutes from the coast. I have never encountered hillbillies like these before. Not in the middle of the Mojave desert nor in Texas, California, Colorado, or Idaho. Strange (in)breed...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:55 pm 
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guys I think it was a joke with Levi & Lance.

Maybe Tony Martin's legs are still feeling the effort from the other day but that's a pretty solid gap for Cancelara.


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3rd place in today's TT is absolutely hilarious.

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Officials went so far as to remove all but one of his interval times as they thought there was something wrong with his timing chip/their system.


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http://www.srm.de/news/road-cycling/vue ... a-stage-3/

The numbers seem somewhat low for a big GT stage win.


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They're going so fast the hair can't stay on!


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ilvwhtgrls wrote:
http://www.srm.de/news/road-cycling/vuelta-a-espana-stage-3/

The numbers seem somewhat low for a big GT stage win.


Totally normal when comparing to other pros in the same race.

http://www.srm.de/news/road-cycling/vue ... a-stage-2/

Now when comparing to other pros in different years of a similar stage very hard to do but not impossible.

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Bike brands unite to seek disc brakes approval in pro road racing.

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/arti ... ing-38329/


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KWalker wrote:
3rd place in today's TT is absolutely hilarious.
And his rig was a TT bar equipped Focus Izalco Team SL road frame.

Not bad for a piano player.

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isn't he also an economist? what can't he do?

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Also a self-proclaimed amateur weatherman. I bet he hangs out with this guy:

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