HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 28289 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1 ... 1505, 1506, 1507, 1508, 1509, 1510, 1511 ... 1886  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:54 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:26 am
Posts: 1787
Location: Atlanta, GA, US
pastronef wrote:


We (member of the Weight Weenies forum) should sponsor him. Seriously.

_________________
My Bikes

My Photoblog


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:05 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 04, 2006 4:43 pm
Posts: 5096
Location: Wherever there's a mountain beckoning to be climbed
pastronef wrote:
As I advance in years, I'm not the cyclist I used to be ... actually, I never was.

I was fortunate enough to never be anywhere near good enough to have any illusions about becoming a professional cyclist, or a professional athlete in any sport. Nevertheless, if someone wants to pay me to watch me riding my bike, I'll gladly accept it, with whatever loss in amateur eligibility that might entail.

I can tell you this, though, back in the day, I could have podium'd in any NorCal (Northern California and Nevada) women's road race, including district championships. How do I know? Because I rode with women who won those races, and I know how I stacked up.


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:05 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 03, 2011 6:36 pm
Posts: 169
Location: France
KWalker wrote:
MTN would have been way more exciting than Bretagne, which will be about as interesting to watch as Sojasun. Basically a bunch of French "talent" that never went anywhere as riders and spend the entire race hanging out together at the back of the bunch. I get including home teams, but they're just a waste. I don't think they have won a stage since they were Agritubel. MTN at least has some talent and have riders that have won on the WT level.


We'll see, only the Feillu brothers were part of Agritubel I think , and they have riders good enough and motivated.

Anyway it's the tour de France and it's nice to have a team from Brittany where cycling is huge, Brittany is part of the history of the TDF with guys like Bobet and Hinault, they deserve it.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:09 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:30 pm
Posts: 3946
Location: Bay Area
They don't deserve it if their riders aren't good enough. Sorry. There are a few token French teams in the race, that should be good enough.

@Hammertime2- If you didn't get the results, then you can't make claims like that. Its the results that matter, not self assessments.

_________________
Don't take me too seriously.
Bike
Strava


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:54 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:58 am
Posts: 833
Location: 604
One time when we were 20 Ryder dropped out of a race before me so I am basically Giro champ.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:07 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:33 am
Posts: 938
Location: Asti, ITALIA
Horner to Lampre, it's official
he'll ride Giro and Vuelta

Team Lampre Merida ‏@lampre_merida 2m

Yees now it's official! @hornerakg it's a @lampre_merida rider! Wellcome on board Chris


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:16 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:17 pm
Posts: 874
Location: Hamar, Norway
^^The Belkin Bianchi Infinito CV: Not enough Celeste, of which you never can have too much. :thumbup:

Congrats to Horner!

_________________
Bianchi-Campagnolo


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:18 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:28 pm
Posts: 165
Location: portugal
Nice, glad to see he isn't riding the Tour, that would really piss off Rui Costa, since it was part of the deal with Lampre that he would ride the Tour.

Giro will be the most interesting grand tour of the year.. Horner, Porte and Quintana.. wee


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:21 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:26 pm
Posts: 251
Location: Norway
The Giro is always the most exciting Grand Tour. If the GC is somehow dull, it makes up for it by having some of the most exciting stages.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2507
Schleck factory Team should be very happy that Horner won't be at the tour this year. It would be very embarrassing for them to get crushed by the rider they let slip away.

I think I am going to change my holiday plans and go to the Giro this year.

_________________
TED
San Diego, CA
Bike Pics
English Custom Steel Internal di2
Litespeed Ghisallo


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:27 pm
Posts: 354
Question Nick,. why is a Bianchi rider Time trialing on a pinarello? :P


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:50 am
Posts: 69
His team doesn't have TT bikes so he was fitted with a pina

Sendt fra min HTC One med Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:13 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:58 am
Posts: 833
Location: 604
Glad to see Horner sorted and another big name at the Giro. Interesting to see he's only started (and DNF'd) the Giro once before.

Also great to see Stybie starting CX worlds. It looks like the UCI will live stream it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-so-GC7u8g


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:28 pm
Posts: 165
Location: portugal
Yeap, they have been streaming the World Cup until now so will the worlds, 2 days and 18 hours to the first race.


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:27 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:58 am
Posts: 833
Location: 604
Someone tell me why you don't hire sammy sanchez to fill Ballan's spot on BMC?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 28289 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1 ... 1505, 1506, 1507, 1508, 1509, 1510, 1511 ... 1886  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: petal666 and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies. 2015 'PRO' cycling discussion

in Cycle Chat

Frankie - B

0

1071

Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:20 pm

Frankie - B View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. New Bike Discussion - Emonda, BH, or Bianchi Infinito CV

in Road

jefftillack

9

425

Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:26 am

kgt View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cycling in Burlingame

in Cycle Chat

KH1

6

282

Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:59 am

Dalai View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cycling in skiathos!

in Cycle Chat

Beancouter

2

386

Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:13 pm

Beancouter View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cycling Technology

in Road

YinYang

4

1178

Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:12 pm

coloclimber View the latest post


It is currently Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:05 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB