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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:20 am 
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petepeterson wrote:
What is up with lachlan Morton not finishing a single race in Europe this year. Does he have a contract with slipstream for next year?


Considering the number of riders that Garmin is trying to hire, he will have a hard time chasing another contract if his current one is ending


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:18 am 
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Would love to see him do well in latter part of the season...

"Bike racing there's alot I hate about, its just, it's the necessary evil to be able to ride your bike everyday. I love the simple idea of riding, my feelings for that and you know my need for that is great enough that I deal with all the shit. And yeah that's how I justify it."
Documentary also looks into how he was close to quitting mid way through last year.. it was only he's good form in the US later in the season that kept him going.

http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/08/thereabouts-the-doco/


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:56 pm 
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djconnel wrote:
Adam's been described earlier in this thread:). He runs an exceptional amount of drop:

Here's an earlier view of Adam's Swift:

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That pic is a bit deceptive. The bike is pointing down approx 30-40mm. Level it and the drop isn't that extreme.

He has a decent amount of drop combined with being well stretched out - Pro-fit


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:27 pm 
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Morton apparently has had massive visa issues.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:32 pm 
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KWalker wrote:
Morton apparently has had massive visa issues.


That would explain not making it to Utah and Colorado but not DNFing nearly every race in Europe.

Well, last season he had also a miserable european season before "shining" in USA later which won't be possible this time


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:28 pm 
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I don't see how visa issues would affect results in europe. The guy hasn't finished a race and has barely cracked the top 100 in races above the 2.1 level. Not trying to pick on anyone but I follow him on IG and just thought it was weird that I hadn't seen his name once in the results photos etc so I had a look on PCS.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:22 am 
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Let him be a hipster and work at a cafe and take ultra introspective pictures on the interwebz and meanwhile someone deserving of a pro contract can take his. I hate hearing pros complain when they are perfectly capable of doing something else for a living.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:52 am 
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^this^

The highlight of his career may be that way "airy" vibe he gave off cycling across Austrailia, helmet-less and wearing a ironic button up shirt instead of a jersey.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:25 am 
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i dunno bout yal, but watching that documentary made me like him even more. Kudos to him and his bro for being radical. Dudes could care less about bike racing, illest.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:55 am 
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Seen that doco before - got the impression Lachy would rather been strumming a guitar in Nimbin than riding a bike. Not a good characteristic for a pro, but in saying that hes still only 22.
Time will tell..

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:13 am 
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Come on guys he's barely 22 he's not finished with pro cycling unless he doesn't want to do the effort


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:22 pm 
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Never mind.


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I was wondering about Adam Blythe's stem. Is the Swift Carbon yet another fatty masters frame with a bloated head tube requiring heroic measures to contort into a racing position? Hardly....

I plotted stack and reach for his present Swift, his previous BMC, and my favorite geometry reference, the Cervelo R-series (since Cervelo is such a bike nerd company):

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The blue lines show what spacers do to the position -- points on the same blue line can be reached with a spacer stack assuming a 73 deg head tube and the same stem.

So I'm stumpified.

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i have no idea what im looking at. ლ(ಠ_ಠლ)

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i dunno bout yal, but watching that documentary made me like him even more. Kudos to him and his bro for being radical. Dudes could care less about bike racing, illest.


Then he can not race bikes. This is my point. If he doesn't care, wanted to quit, and doesn't like it then he doesn't have to do it for a living. He can keep making documentaries or doin' whatever he wants but with so few pro contracts out there it seems a bit selfish to just waste a very limited spot.

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