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Re: T.D.F

21 July 2015 - 12:49pm
what happened to the days when teams who had yellow in their kit changed it for the tour to keep the yellow jersey noticeable? both lotto and tinkoff have yellow in their kit. bring back the old days!

Re: T.D.F

21 July 2015 - 8:37am
[XAP]Bob wrote:Baguio did also get knocked off course mere seconds before the corner - but he apologised.

His line was compromised because there were more people than fit on the racing line. The consequences were fairly predictable at that point.

The are brakes on those bikes
And as G said there was no gain for anyone in that group,Barguil couldn't have jumped them,he'd shot his bolt earlier on the descent and couldn't make it stick.
Average legs,no head.


BTW let's not forget Steve Cummings' win the other day,went through the two Frenchmen like a dose of salts when they were both looking at one another,no catching Cummings with that kind of a jump,a great win for MTN Qubeka

Re: T.D.F

21 July 2015 - 7:18am
Baguio did also get knocked off course mere seconds before the corner - but he apologised.

His line was compromised because there were more people than fit on the racing line. The consequences were fairly predictable at that point.

Re: T.D.F Spoiler? Monday 20th

21 July 2015 - 12:06am
cycleruk wrote:Luckiest man on the tour - Geraint Thomas being shunted of course into a telegraph pole and down a drop.
http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/racing/t ... deo-183504

Managed to remount and finish the stage:
Interview:-
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/33599075

Watched it and run it back a few times,hmmm ,Barguil was riding like a rank amateur on that bend,his line was all wrong speed was waayyy too fast on the approach, and as G said afterwards what was there to gain for Barguil coming in 5th or 3rd in the group
G's the mainstay of the Sky team support for Froome and is sixth @ 5minutes odd,the fact that he only lost 30seconds is a miracle itself.
It could've been disaster for Froome if G had been taken out with loosing Kennauch to illness today and the Alps just around the corner .
The term for Barguil I believe is 'plonker Bargers'

Quote of the day,when G was being checked out by the doctor for possible concussion,when asked his name he replied "Chris Froome".
I'll bet that got a laugh!

Re: T.D.F Spoiler? Monday 20th

20 July 2015 - 8:29pm
Luckiest man on the tour - Geraint Thomas being shunted of course into a telegraph pole and down a drop.
http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/racing/t ... deo-183504

Managed to remount and finish the stage:
Interview:-
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/33599075

Re: Armistead Down And Out................

19 July 2015 - 10:31am
Hi,
Wear Glasses for reading and the computer and arm length work etc, eyes tested every year or so (56) from 40 on focus dropped from 4 " to now arms length now, does it slow down at pension age
Anyway take glasses with me on bike but only need them for repairs and mapwork
Eye tests are to spot disease and fine tuning eye to eye, have prescription lenses but most of mine are 99p jobs which work well.
Cheap glasses dot affect eyes any more than watching tv computer etc, only bring on a headache if you have the wrong pair (magnification) or none through squinting etc.
Don't need glasses to drive or ride so only wear protection glasses (sports) to keep flies etc at bay.

Re: Armistead Down And Out................

19 July 2015 - 12:44am
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
I said driving, I should of said riding a bike, sorry.

I don't wear sunglasses at all in the car, and when I see drivers with dark glasses on a cloudy day I cringe.
I wear Cat 0 with yellow tint on my bike and have done most of the year.

I made a mistake in not taking my clear glasses a few years ago and when it got dark I was unable to continue to wear them.

I wonder when it will be illegal to wear tinted glasses whilst driving a car.

I wear two types of sunglasses lenses similar to an 81A and an 81B photo filters,I find it much easier on my eyes with the 81A lens for most riding and driving.The 81A is great when driving in the rain as it cuts glare even in cloudy conditions and gives a clearer definition.
I last had my eyes tested about five months ago and they're barely changed for the last 10 years,equal and needing only +1.5's for reading.For distance they're equal and very good.

Re: ITV4 Tour Coverage.

18 July 2015 - 11:19pm
I sometimes have to mute PS and PL - especially when PL starts on his 'that's the face of...' Still less irritating than Hugh Porter saying "Queen Victoria"! I almost expected that one day she would flip and throw a bike at him, but she's too polite to do that (thankfully).

Re: T.D.F

18 July 2015 - 10:42pm
Come on tell me todays stage was not fixed

Re: Armistead Down And Out................

18 July 2015 - 9:14pm
Hi,
I said driving, I should of said riding a bike, sorry.

I don't wear sunglasses at all in the car, and when I see drivers with dark glasses on a cloudy day I cringe.
I wear Cat 0 with yellow tint on my bike and have done most of the year.

I made a mistake in not taking my clear glasses a few years ago and when it got dark I was unable to continue to wear them.

I wonder when it will be illegal to wear tinted glasses whilst driving a car.

Re: Armistead Down And Out................

18 July 2015 - 6:34pm
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
ANY Tinted glasses is only (Cat1 and greater) is IIRC only 50% light trasmission

Only CAT 0 is OK for driving etc. I.M.O.
Yellow can be 0 -1
http://everythingsunglasses.blogspot.co ... -what.html

"Transmission rates. An unfortunate name for this part of the unending technology you can learn about sunglasses. This one is quite simple actually. It is what it sounds like. The transmission rate (also called transmittance) is a percentage given which describes the amount (or rate) of sunlight that will go through the lenses of your sunglasses and into your eyes. Being a percentage, they run from 0% (black as night) to 100% (clear as day). All lenses fall somewhere in between there, most being closer to 0%. Each different range of transmission rates also has categories which are organized like this:


Category 0: 80 – 100%
Category 1: 46 – 79 %
Category 2: 18 – 45 %
Category 3: 8 &# 8211; 17 %
Category 4: 3 – 8 %"

http://www.vision3k.com/bloc-sunglasses ... ses-lenses
Really? You're way off base if you think sunglasses with a maximum of only 20% sunlight blockage only is acceptable for driving, in fact i'd go far as to say that at that level they are inadequate in many UK conditions!
The law of the land allows the windows of a car to block 25% permanently in all conditions never mind any sunglasses the driver may wear.

Re: Armistead Down And Out................

18 July 2015 - 2:09pm
I'm a fisherman too, I get that

ETA
Shimano's site v-a-v their colours, transmission etc: http://www.shimano-lifestylegear.com/gl ... colors.php

Re: Armistead Down And Out................

18 July 2015 - 1:45pm
Hi,
ANY Tinted glasses is only (Cat1 and greater) is IIRC only 50% light trasmission

Only CAT 0 is OK for driving etc. I.M.O.
Yellow can be 0 -1
http://everythingsunglasses.blogspot.co ... -what.html

"Transmission rates. An unfortunate name for this part of the unending technology you can learn about sunglasses. This one is quite simple actually. It is what it sounds like. The transmission rate (also called transmittance) is a percentage given which describes the amount (or rate) of sunlight that will go through the lenses of your sunglasses and into your eyes. Being a percentage, they run from 0% (black as night) to 100% (clear as day). All lenses fall somewhere in between there, most being closer to 0%. Each different range of transmission rates also has categories which are organized like this:


Category 0: 80 – 100%
Category 1: 46 – 79 %
Category 2: 18 – 45 %
Category 3: 8 &# 8211; 17 %
Category 4: 3 – 8 %"

http://www.vision3k.com/bloc-sunglasses ... ses-lenses

Re: Armistead Down And Out................

18 July 2015 - 1:13pm
Flinders wrote:I think the sun may have been right in the riders' eyes. In which case, it may have been difficult to separate the photographers from people behind them who were behind the barriers.
I see no point in there being barriers if anyone is allowed the 'wrong' side of them.
Armistead is clearly pictured wearing very dark sunglasses before she loses control.

Re: ITV4 Tour Coverage.

18 July 2015 - 11:58am
I find Tanya Arnold with her baritone voice on the super league show strangely alluring.....

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/G9zhCDPnnvo/maxresdefault.jpg

I must seek therapy....

On the cycling front I think it was during last years tour of britain, Hugh Porter made a comment to Brian Smith and there was a horrible silence followed by an apology from Hugh Porter. I felt some sort of boundary had been crossed, it seemed like a joke that fell flat with Mr Smith.

Re: Armistead Down And Out................

17 July 2015 - 11:37pm
Flinders wrote:I think the sun may have been right in the riders' eyes. In which case, it may have been difficult to separate the photographers from people behind them who were behind the barriers.
I see no point in there being barriers if anyone is allowed the 'wrong' side of them.

I agree,the gaggle of photo journo's after the line always have looked like an accident waiting to happen to me.Why it's allowed to continue after this crash would be mind boggling.

Re: ITV4 Tour Coverage.

17 July 2015 - 10:53pm
Flinders wrote:
I wish someone would stop whoever-it-is saying X 'years of age' rather than 'years old'. Once is a novelty, twice is just odd, but all the time and it sets my teeth on edge.

(I see I'm not the only one who this darned phrase winds up, having read more posts.)
It's pandemic, really annoying.
Yesterday all PS was repeating (ad nauseum) was regarding tyre pressures, kept 'telling' PL constantly, then he gets it in his head he has to constantly repeat which town Qintana is from in that dodgy inflection he has to put on almost every 'foreign' word.
Today's PS theme was how sticky the tarmac is and the supposed huge impact it was having on the peloton

He's getting bloody annoying and is spoiling it, we have a similar type on the rugby league commentary, an ex pro who just runs out the same old crud every game, it's absolutely dire!

Re: Doping culture still exists.

17 July 2015 - 8:27pm
Flinders wrote:It must be soul-destroying to be clean and face the fact that your competitors are doping and beating you as a result, with the insult added to injury being that you yourself will be suspected of it and/or even accused of it, either behind your back, or even to your face in interviews.

I agree,and when you beat the opposition roundly as Froome(assuming he's clean)did the other day only to be met by the French press pointing the finger the morning after must be either soul destroying or make you more determined to stamp doping out and condemn it at every opportunity.

The worst of it is that we're surrounded by so much lying and cheating,especially by the worst example,Lance Armstrong.Not to mention other public figures such as politrickians with far great powers than atheletes,I become very cynical.
My old Dad used to say 'money sorts the men out from the boys',how right he was.

Re: Doping culture still exists.

17 July 2015 - 7:58pm
It must be soul-destroying to be clean and face the fact that your competitors are doping and beating you as a result, with the insult added to injury being that you yourself will be suspected of it and/or even accused of it, either behind your back, or even to your face in interviews.

Re: ITV4 Tour Coverage.

17 July 2015 - 7:47pm
Bicycler wrote:In 2013 the phrase "23 year old Columbian climber" seemingly prefixed every mention of Nairo Quintana along with the daily repetition of some trivial story about how he used to ride miles uphill to school. I had my leg in plaster at the time and saw pretty much all the televised live coverage of that race. Through no fault of his own poor Nairo had me wishing he'd have to abandon so I didn't have to hear it every day all the way to Paris.

I also really enjoy hearing about which particular dates French châteaux were renovated. I get that it's an opportunity to publicise the area, so don't object to their mention but do we really need the dull details? Does the fact that there was a fire in 1927 and a renovation in 1933 really entice the tourists?

I wish someone would stop whoever-it-is saying X 'years of age' rather than 'years old'. Once is a novelty, twice is just odd, but all the time and it sets my teeth on edge.

(I see I'm not the only one who this darned phrase winds up, having read more posts.)

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