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Questions about bike hire abroad and everything light bike related. No off-topic chat please

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UpFromOne
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(attempt at humor edited out)

...didya see the concave back of that bus? There's pic on stickybottle.com :shock:
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Boy, that hurts my eyes… it looks like a giant QR code!

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For today's kit issues, blame this guy:
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The EF is again most excellent, also the WWT version.
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Anyone already seen what the OSPW on Peter Sagan's bike is? Apparrently he is the only one in Team TotalEnergies with an OSPW so I guess personal sponsoring?
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Man-O-Man have to say it makes me a bit queasy :lol: The teal bibs was the final straw LOL

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Just me, or has Rapha always had some generally ill-fitting pieces?

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Just you

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Maddie wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 8:23 am
Just you
I don't know about "always," but the pictured l/s jerseys and vests are quite wrinkly/flappy on everyone. I'll accept some wrinkling on the inside of the elbow, but those wrinkles go all the way up to the armpit.

Here's Remco in a Castelli Windstopper vest for comparison, minimal wrinkling even on the shoulders. He's also more bent over than the EF riders.

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Maybe EF isn't going for marginal gains on winter training jerseys?

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CX Worlds weekend in Fayettville, Arkansas.

At the moment it looks like a fast course, and not particularly technical; bad news for those who prefer slow, heavy mud conditions,
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After multiple near misses, Bernal crashing into the back of a bus and now Brandon Rivera is in the same hospital as Bernal with a broken elbow:

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/brando ... -colombia/

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I don't understand why super teams like Ineos don't take more precautions when their star riders go training, especially on TT bikes. It seems negligent not to look after your prime "assets" better: the downside in a case like Bernal is huge and the cost of giving them an escort or finding private roads or race tracks comparatively small.

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@jever98 exactly. Ripping around on TT bikes on busy roads? And the crash story lacks the ring of truth - didn't see a bus? C'mon. You have to wonder what really happened.

In other injury news, MVP still not able to ride. His old man repeating the same lame story - that the switch from road to mountain is the cause of his back problem. Nonsense. My guess is they're trying to preserve commercial opportunities by the implication that it's not a deeper problem and is simply a matter of the wrong training program and will be easily resolved. A guy that young with that back issues...it rarely goes well. I had a very similar injury in my mid 20's from ski racing. My entire athletic career was comprimised from that moment onward. The typical progression is that the duration over which you can sustain high power declines every year as the back deteriorates. My prediction: we will never see MVP reach his full potential. He'll have flashes of brilliance but a shortened and dimished career. I have never wish more to be wrong about something. At his best he is the greatest ever.

And the saddest news of all, Amy Pieters is still unconcious. It's been over a month. WAKE UP AMY!
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BenSiskri wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 4:54 pm
CX Worlds weekend in Fayettville, Arkansas.

At the moment it looks like a fast course, and not particularly technical; bad news for those who prefer slow, heavy mud conditions,
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