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Discussion in 'Road & Cyclocross' started by DRB, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    Its on today on Cyclism Sunday or whatever the hell its called. I know Heidi posted about it already but this is a reminder. The weather sounds like it was an f'ing mess.
     
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  2. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Thanks! I forgot, will record since family is coming over.

    Go Ned Flanders!
     
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  3. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Hey Wumpus... :think:
     
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  4. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I counted almost a dozen riders walking up some climbs. One peaked out at 22% on wet cobblestones.
     
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  5. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Did you guys see the Angel Gomez crash! Hot damn that looked like it hurt!
     
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  6. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    How come they didn't have a flagman waving riders off?

    Seems like all the other races I've seen offer plenty of warning and notice about such obstacles?
     
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  7. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Dude, did you even watch it? The flagman had to practically dive out of Gomez' was to not get run over! He was just riding with his head down and not paying attention.
     
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  8. LordOpie

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    I'm almost positive that wasn't a flagman, just a cop standing around. I'll have to look at the DVR when I get home.

    If I'm right that it was a cop, then it's compounded by the fact that there were no barriers or such around that obstacle like they do in other races.
     
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  9. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Either way, it's the guy's own fault for not riding with his head up. Even if it was a cop instead, if he would have had his head up he would have seen the cop and gone around him, not ridden straight at him! I am all for barriers and stuff, but to a certain extent you have to be alert.
     
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  10. LordOpie

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    I agree about being alert, just sayin', in defense of the rider, that's an anomaly that wasn't properly prepared for.
     
  11. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    You could have put a fireworks display right there and Gomez would have run into it...

    You think they brought that wheel over to the newest mechanic on the team and asked him to true it?
     
  12. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    hahhaha - could you take a look at this...it seems to be rubbing a bit.
     
  13. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    I was at a race and missed it :( From the report on Velonews it looked like an exciting race. The winner never opened a very big gap, but he held it
     
  14. DRB

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    It was a cop but he had a flag that he was waving just like they always do on the road furniture. Dude just was head down not paying attention.....

    But that was a crazy crash.
     
  15. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Yah, I was on my couch yelling GO DUDE, GO the last 10 minutes or so. I always like for people who take a chance to win. Sure, it ruins bunch sprints, but I like for "givers" to win. And that dude was given
     
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    I would much rather see a solo in than a bunch sprint, it takes so much fitness and mental toughness to be able to hold off the peleton like that
     
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    reflux Turbo Monkey

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    I was in pain just watching the race. The Tour of Flanders was the doing of the suffering.
     
  18. DRB

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    What I want to know is how they managed to run up that hill in road shoes? I can barely walk across the garage floor without going for a slide.
     
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    Stupid Flanders...
     
  20. LordOpie

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    awesome :rofl:

    no kiding! Those cobblestones would've given me a kidney stone.

    I suppose since it was cobblestones, the cleat could grab?

    This is one reason I like my SPD-SL... awesome cleat for coffee shops, iced sections needed to walk, or whatever.
     
  21. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    I thought the same thing when I saw the photos.
     
  22. reflux

    reflux Turbo Monkey

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    It wasn't so much running as it was power walking, no?
     
  23. LordOpie

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    True, but in their defense, it's the fault of the guy in front of them :busted: