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Le Tour 2019 “Now with spoilers”

Discussion in 'Sports' started by enduro0125, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    The ramp at the bottom of our street has a first section that is maybe 100 feet of 35% grade, (I measured the angle) it is crazy steep on a bicycle. I've only ridden it twice, but it killer than tapers off to a more reasonable 20% up to the street. Where the pitch is maybe 8 or 10%.
    I just checked the grade on Strava, the steep bit near the beach hits nearly 37%. I'm glad that is short.
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  2. ferals5

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    Stage 6 was brutal .
    The GC cream starting to rise to the top...
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  3. Mr Head

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    Todays stage finish was close. Wow!
    I don't think I've ever seen bunch sprints that close before.
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  4. Jurgen

    Jurgen CysHeteroPatriarch

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    Back to 6– watching 7 now. I had to go away before the final two “hills”— watched it later.

    Zoinks! Brutal sharp climbs. Fun day to watch the race. The 18° separated wheat. from chaff and then that final 24°—Holy Smokes. Liked the decision by the TdF bosses to include that brutal bit of old school dirt.
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  5. Jurgen

    Jurgen CysHeteroPatriarch

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    Stage 7 - sprint stages can be kinda boring until the sprint

    But Sagan can solve the Rubik’s cube fast- what can’t he do fast?
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  6. ferals5

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    Tejay has abandoned after his crash...
    Should be fun tonight two cat 3, five cat 2’s. Plenty of hills to make a break and make it stick.
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  7. Jurgen

    Jurgen CysHeteroPatriarch

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    Ocho—- out freaking standing. Two of my favorites riding hard and placing up top. Yesssss
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  8. Schmeds

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    Damn. They just mentioned how they can't wait to see the wattage numbers from that ride, and I thought, "Those must be some pretty cool calculations." Then I thought, "I could totally put strain gauges in a set of cranks -- instant empirical power measurement!"

    googlegooglegooglegoogle

    They've been doing it for years. Gah! But still cool.
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  9. Mr Head

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    Good stage this morning. I sort of saw it before I went for a stupid ride where my back spasmed the whole time.
    Iced it when I got home about an hour ago. I can breathe now, but carefully.
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  10. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    I’m on holidays for the next week
    Looks like a missed a good one
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  11. Mr Head

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  12. ferals5

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  13. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    I’d like to see his HR stat.
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  14. Schmeds

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  15. Mr Head

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    I wonder what person decides it is good money spent to advertise for NASCAR during the TDF?
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  16. Mr Head

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    I once managed to average 131 bpm for 6.0 hour ride. A couple of days later my brother had a stress test because he had chest pains after working beans in the hot sun two days straight and not drinking enough water. :fpalm
    He said they had him run on a treadmill for fifteen minutes at 150 bpm.
    He thought it was tough, so I sent him a link to my data from that ride.
    93 miles and 4,300 feet of climbing or so. Not real climby-like.
    That was fun.
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  17. DirtFarmer

    DirtFarmer Has anyone seen my mother

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    Got to love Bob Roll.

    Talking about the drafting advantage from the very camera bike that NBC is getting their feed from.

    :lol3
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  18. Mr Head

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    Pretty good stage this morning. I only got to see the last 30 miles or so and then only off and on. I'm on grandson duty. He has begun crawling and climbing and is very mobile.
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    I watched a couple of episodes of this. It's clear Armstrong is still an arrogant asshole. A shame really. He took a jab at Jonathan Vaughters in one of the episodes I watched and it came across as being so juvenile.
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  20. Mr Head

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    Armstrong is hard to like. The best thing I saw him do was the show where they talked about nothing but Paul Sherwen. That was good stuff.
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