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2021-07-23 9:10:00 PM  
I'm going to try to watch it on a live stream - 3 mountains = hours.
 
2021-07-23 9:23:30 PM  
COVID Olympics fark logo gone due to drew spilling vaccine on them?
 
2021-07-23 9:29:15 PM  
Ouf, I'm not going to make it. Go Wout!
 
2021-07-23 9:56:12 PM  
 
2021-07-23 10:02:18 PM  
Archery was fun to watch. USA lost.
Bicycle racing is like watching paint dry.

They better cut to other events and I don't mean soccer.
 
2021-07-23 10:20:21 PM  
Well now that I'm disappointed, I think it would be fun to have a GT road race in the Olympics.
 
2021-07-23 10:20:59 PM  
Lots of fans on side of the road.
234KM. 5 hours?

Is the cycling road race the only event where your team can use a car?
 
2021-07-23 10:27:28 PM  

BadCosmonaut: Lots of fans on side of the road.
234KM. 5 hours?

Is the cycling road race the only event where your team can use a car?


estimated about 7.5 hrs, a couple big climbs on the day and I'm sure that includes a healthy cushion for medal ceremonies.

As to the cars, There's probably some in the Triathlon and marathon running events, medical at least for the runners.
 
2021-07-23 10:28:29 PM  
So there was and air gun competition.... only got to see the last shot.
Then they go back to bicycling with commercials every 5 minutes.

There has GOT to be other events today NBC.
 
2021-07-23 10:28:50 PM  
Peloton had an early pee break. Peloton is at a leisurely pace.
 
2021-07-23 10:30:33 PM  
Rowing is always fun to watch!
 
2021-07-23 10:32:31 PM  

Monty_Zoncolan: BadCosmonaut: Lots of fans on side of the road.
234KM. 5 hours?

Is the cycling road race the only event where your team can use a car?

estimated about 7.5 hrs, a couple big climbs on the day and I'm sure that includes a healthy cushion for medal ceremonies.

As to the cars, There's probably some in the Triathlon and marathon running events, medical at least for the runners.


The TT will have car support.
 
2021-07-23 10:32:49 PM  
Hopefully the USA is a late breaker...
 
2021-07-23 10:35:37 PM  
No team radios, sucks.
Betting on Wout.
 
2021-07-23 10:39:02 PM  
Not a great showing by the US in the Womens 4 heat.
 
2021-07-23 10:39:21 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Hopefully the USA is a late breaker...


I can't believe that USA selected Craddock over Sepp Kuss. Also Quinn Simmons is totally on fire in Tour de Wallonie. Brandon McNulty has been hot and cold.
 
2021-07-23 10:44:44 PM  

eddie_irvine: cameroncrazy1984: Hopefully the USA is a late breaker...

I can't believe that USA selected Craddock over Sepp Kuss. Also Quinn Simmons is totally on fire in Tour de Wallonie. Brandon McNulty has been hot and cold.


I was mostly being snarky but wow, thanks for dropping the knowledge!

The peloton does seem to be out on a leisure cruise right now
 
2021-07-23 10:51:03 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: eddie_irvine: cameroncrazy1984: Hopefully the USA is a late breaker...

I can't believe that USA selected Craddock over Sepp Kuss. Also Quinn Simmons is totally on fire in Tour de Wallonie. Brandon McNulty has been hot and cold.

I was mostly being snarky but wow, thanks for dropping the knowledge!

The peloton does seem to be out on a leisure cruise right now


They are. Honestly, the race is too long -145 miles is ridiculous. 120 max would produce a far more exciting race. They've been expirimenting with shorter, harder stages in the grand tours in the last few years and it's produced amazing racing. This slow-roll for a while before it gets hard is not good for spectating. I'd be down for an 80-100 mile race. That would put a lot of pressure on the favorites.
 
2021-07-23 10:53:21 PM  
Yes, Quinn is crushing but Mr' Greenwagon has had a couple great days as well (at Wallonie).

I think Sepp was kind of out from the jump because he was expected to support Roglic through the tour but then when Rog dropped out and Sepp stayed to pick up a stage win, that kind of sealed the deal.

This is gonna be a weird race because there's no intermediate points or mountain points... Also, no trade teams so riders that usually work against each other are now a team (but only one can win) AND smaller teams are gonna have to work together so... lots of possibilities. I expect a pretty well composed peleton until the first climb and after then a selection on Fuji Sanroku but watch for the real attacks late on Mikuni pass.
 
2021-07-23 10:57:48 PM  
GVA is doing a lot of early work. A sign that he's not looking to defend his Olympic championship. Belgium is really strong with Wout, but don't discount Remco. My darkhorse is Maximilian Schachmann.
 
2021-07-23 10:58:07 PM  

eddie_irvine: cameroncrazy1984: Hopefully the USA is a late breaker...

I can't believe that USA selected Craddock over Sepp Kuss. Also Quinn Simmons is totally on fire in Tour de Wallonie. Brandon McNulty has been hot and cold.


Glad Kuss got his stage win, that was a pretty cool day. No way Pogačar goes for a win since he didn't really need to try at the end of the Tour does he? I mean he was just going up the hills alone there.
 
2021-07-23 10:58:20 PM  
What's the point of the leaders attacking. They are going to get caught by the peloton at 1st hill climb. Crazy strategies.

+14 min no way they can keep up this pace
 
2021-07-23 11:00:51 PM  
The heat is already stretching out the peloton. Go Wout.
 
2021-07-23 11:02:39 PM  

BadCosmonaut: What's the point of the leaders attacking. They are going to get caught by the peloton at 1st hill climb. Crazy strategies.

+14 min no way they can keep up this pace


How long about until the first climb?
 
2021-07-23 11:07:51 PM  
How does one become a Coxswain?
 
2021-07-23 11:09:03 PM  

solokumba: How does one become a Coxswain?


Be a jockey but afraid of horses.
 
2021-07-23 11:09:05 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: BadCosmonaut: What's the point of the leaders attacking. They are going to get caught by the peloton at 1st hill climb. Crazy strategies.

+14 min no way they can keep up this pace

How long about until the first climb?


175km to go 1st hill
120km to go 2nd
60km to go 3rd
 
2021-07-23 11:09:14 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: BadCosmonaut: What's the point of the leaders attacking. They are going to get caught by the peloton at 1st hill climb. Crazy strategies.

+14 min no way they can keep up this pace

How long about until the first climb?


Now.
 
2021-07-23 11:09:19 PM  

solokumba: How does one become a Coxswain?


Hang out at the right bars.
 
2021-07-23 11:09:24 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: BadCosmonaut: What's the point of the leaders attacking. They are going to get caught by the peloton at 1st hill climb. Crazy strategies.

+14 min no way they can keep up this pace

How long about until the first climb?


Oh it's now
 
2021-07-23 11:10:47 PM  
My darkhorse pick is Maximilian Schachmann.
 
2021-07-23 11:11:18 PM  

eddie_irvine: My darkhorse pick is Maximilian Schachmann.


Bless you
 
2021-07-23 11:15:07 PM  
Are the only two USA guys still in the race?
 
2021-07-23 11:16:45 PM  
Looking at that aerial shot, it's incredible. I have been to Tokyo and the city is just incomprehensibly large. Even moreso than LA.
 
2021-07-23 11:20:18 PM  
If I'm in the peloton, I'm also treating this like a nice ride through Japan.
 
2021-07-23 11:20:24 PM  
Pee break!
 
2021-07-23 11:21:49 PM  
I just don't understand the team cars in this race. It seems stupid to me.
Also, why do they pull racers that are far in the back?
 
2021-07-23 11:23:41 PM  

solokumba: I just don't understand the team cars in this race. It seems stupid to me.
Also, why do they pull racers that are far in the back?


No team radios. Weird rules around team cars.
 
2021-07-23 11:26:02 PM  

solokumba: I just don't understand the team cars in this race. It seems stupid to me.


To provide mechanical support and supply hydration and food. Many races have feed zones where teams hand up stuff by the side of the road but in professional racing it's normal to have both.

Also, why do they pull racers that are far in the back?

Not sure what you mean here.
 
2021-07-23 11:28:01 PM  
Namibia has attacked! Off the front, pedaling casually...
 
2021-07-23 11:31:02 PM  

eddie_irvine: My darkhorse pick is Maximilian Schachmann.


My Darkhorse pick is Plead the 5th:

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2021-07-23 11:31:04 PM  

BadCosmonaut: solokumba: I just don't understand the team cars in this race. It seems stupid to me.
Also, why do they pull racers that are far in the back?

No team radios. Weird rules around team cars.


Hey I'm in a 7 hour race and I want to breathe in exhaust fumes. I think they should have pit stops to re-hydrate and to piss. Everybody should be given the same amount of time.
 
2021-07-23 11:33:51 PM  

solokumba: I just don't understand the team cars in this race. It seems stupid to me.
Also, why do they pull racers that are far in the back?


Team cars carry spare parts and, indeed, spare bikes.

I think what you're asking about "pulling riders" is when they tuck in to get back on the bunch... I guess it carries over to the Olympics but, generally, they are helping riders who fall back for supplies or medical care. You're not allowed to draft behind your own team car but it's pretty accepted that other teams help each other out because  these guys (that fall back and bring bottles up) aren't really going to compete for the win and they are really doing the most work... also guys that have mechanical probs (even if they may win) get a helping hand to catch back on as well.
 
2021-07-23 11:34:14 PM  

Polish Hussar: eddie_irvine: My darkhorse pick is Maximilian Schachmann.

My Darkhorse pick is Plead the 5th:

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Nice! I'm drinking a Two Hearted right now.
 
2021-07-23 11:34:19 PM  

eddie_irvine: solokumba: I just don't understand the team cars in this race. It seems stupid to me.

To provide mechanical support and supply hydration and food. Many races have feed zones where teams hand up stuff by the side of the road but in professional racing it's normal to have both.

Also, why do they pull racers that are far in the back?

Not sure what you mean here.


Announcer said if you are 14 minutes behind the pack you are disqualified or something like that.
 
2021-07-23 11:36:07 PM  

eddie_irvine: Polish Hussar: eddie_irvine: My darkhorse pick is Maximilian Schachmann.

My Darkhorse pick is Plead the 5th:

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Nice! I'm drinking a Two Hearted right now.


Victory Dirtwolf here. They partnered with Southern Tier and Sixpoint to avoid being bought by AB-InBev a few years ago. I love that they did this because it means you can still get good independent beers over a wide area.
 
2021-07-23 11:36:09 PM  

solokumba: I think they should have pit stops to re-hydrate and to piss. Everybody should be given the same amount of time.



They carry bottles to hydrate constantly and they actually do have piss breaks where they all pull over and have a wee. They just usually do it when there aren't a lot of spectators and the cameras usually show other stuff but the announcers will tell you. "Oh, the racers are taking a leak, let's look at this castle for a moment..."
 
2021-07-23 11:38:20 PM  

solokumba: eddie_irvine: solokumba: I just don't understand the team cars in this race. It seems stupid to me.

To provide mechanical support and supply hydration and food. Many races have feed zones where teams hand up stuff by the side of the road but in professional racing it's normal to have both.

Also, why do they pull racers that are far in the back?

Not sure what you mean here.

Announcer said if you are 14 minutes behind the pack you are disqualified or something like that.


Oh, there is a time cut. I can't recall the percentage but you have to finish within a certan percentage of the winner to be classified for placing. 14 minutes seems unreasonable so I'd say that the announcer is talking out of his arse.
 
2021-07-23 11:38:24 PM  

solokumba: Announcer said if you are 14 minutes behind the pack you are disqualified or something like that.



That's not until at least the half way point... I mean, I forget where but it's unlikely that people will start falling off the back until the very end and riders of all nations in the autobus will help each other beat the time cut.
 
2021-07-23 11:38:55 PM  
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2021-07-23 11:40:17 PM  

Monty_Zoncolan: solokumba: I just don't understand the team cars in this race. It seems stupid to me.
Also, why do they pull racers that are far in the back?

Team cars carry spare parts and, indeed, spare bikes.

I think what you're asking about "pulling riders" is when they tuck in to get back on the bunch... I guess it carries over to the Olympics but, generally, they are helping riders who fall back for supplies or medical care. You're not allowed to draft behind your own team car but it's pretty accepted that other teams help each other out because  these guys (that fall back and bring bottles up) aren't really going to compete for the win and they are really doing the most work... also guys that have mechanical probs (even if they may win) get a helping hand to catch back on as well.


I just don't get it. Start with a bike. End with a bike. Are these bikes that shiatty they can't be ridden for 7 hours?
Carry a tire kit if you need to.
I just don't get it.
 
2021-07-23 11:42:17 PM  

Monty_Zoncolan: solokumba: Announcer said if you are 14 minutes behind the pack you are disqualified or something like that.


That's not until at least the half way point... I mean, I forget where but it's unlikely that people will start falling off the back until the very end and riders of all nations in the autobus will help each other beat the time cut.


Man, I hope so, that seems cruel to give a DNF if you make it up multiple climbs and want to finish. What'd be the harm in a terrible time. I mean they had people finishing 2 minutes back in a 8 minute rowing race.
 
2021-07-23 11:42:32 PM  

solokumba: Monty_Zoncolan: solokumba: I just don't understand the team cars in this race. It seems stupid to me.
Also, why do they pull racers that are far in the back?

Team cars carry spare parts and, indeed, spare bikes.

I think what you're asking about "pulling riders" is when they tuck in to get back on the bunch... I guess it carries over to the Olympics but, generally, they are helping riders who fall back for supplies or medical care. You're not allowed to draft behind your own team car but it's pretty accepted that other teams help each other out because  these guys (that fall back and bring bottles up) aren't really going to compete for the win and they are really doing the most work... also guys that have mechanical probs (even if they may win) get a helping hand to catch back on as well.

I just don't get it. Start with a bike. End with a bike. Are these bikes that shiatty they can't be ridden for 7 hours?
Carry a tire kit if you need to.
I just don't get it.


Nah, swapping to another bike or a quick wheel change is what they want. That takes seconds. A tire kit takes minutes.
 
2021-07-23 11:43:31 PM  
Isn't the time cut for TdF +30 minutes from the peloton?
I think olympics would be the same.
 
2021-07-23 11:45:18 PM  

BadCosmonaut: Isn't the time cut for TdF +30 minutes from the peloton?
I think olympics would be the same.


No, it's kind of complicated - like my love life. This article explains it: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/ho​w​-do-tour-de-france-time-cuts-work
 
2021-07-23 11:46:06 PM  

solokumba: Monty_Zoncolan: solokumba: I just don't understand the team cars in this race. It seems stupid to me.
Also, why do they pull racers that are far in the back?

Team cars carry spare parts and, indeed, spare bikes.

I think what you're asking about "pulling riders" is when they tuck in to get back on the bunch... I guess it carries over to the Olympics but, generally, they are helping riders who fall back for supplies or medical care. You're not allowed to draft behind your own team car but it's pretty accepted that other teams help each other out because  these guys (that fall back and bring bottles up) aren't really going to compete for the win and they are really doing the most work... also guys that have mechanical probs (even if they may win) get a helping hand to catch back on as well.

I just don't get it. Start with a bike. End with a bike. Are these bikes that shiatty they can't be ridden for 7 hours?
Carry a tire kit if you need to.
I just don't get it.


Frames are carbon fiber and very stiff. The frames can crack on rough roads. Normally the front fork will crack. High speed and rough roads don't mix.
 
2021-07-23 11:46:39 PM  

BadCosmonaut: Isn't the time cut for TdF +30 minutes from the peloton?
I think olympics would be the same.


No, time cuts are a variable percentage of the winners time based on a day's stage. Even in the tour.
 
2021-07-23 11:50:30 PM  

eddie_irvine: solokumba: Monty_Zoncolan: solokumba: I just don't understand the team cars in this race. It seems stupid to me.
Also, why do they pull racers that are far in the back?

Team cars carry spare parts and, indeed, spare bikes.

I think what you're asking about "pulling riders" is when they tuck in to get back on the bunch... I guess it carries over to the Olympics but, generally, they are helping riders who fall back for supplies or medical care. You're not allowed to draft behind your own team car but it's pretty accepted that other teams help each other out because  these guys (that fall back and bring bottles up) aren't really going to compete for the win and they are really doing the most work... also guys that have mechanical probs (even if they may win) get a helping hand to catch back on as well.

I just don't get it. Start with a bike. End with a bike. Are these bikes that shiatty they can't be ridden for 7 hours?
Carry a tire kit if you need to.
I just don't get it.

Nah, swapping to another bike or a quick wheel change is what they want. That takes seconds. A tire kit takes minutes.


That's what I'm saying. If it's a competition make it a competition. Make it fun for the spectators.

Some of the best golfing matches have been played with only one club. The best one I ever saw was six players using the SAME club.  They weren't professional matches... but they were fun for the SPECTATOR.
 
2021-07-23 11:50:40 PM  

BadCosmonaut: solokumba: Monty_Zoncolan: solokumba: I just don't understand the team cars in this race. It seems stupid to me.
Also, why do they pull racers that are far in the back?

Team cars carry spare parts and, indeed, spare bikes.

I think what you're asking about "pulling riders" is when they tuck in to get back on the bunch... I guess it carries over to the Olympics but, generally, they are helping riders who fall back for supplies or medical care. You're not allowed to draft behind your own team car but it's pretty accepted that other teams help each other out because  these guys (that fall back and bring bottles up) aren't really going to compete for the win and they are really doing the most work... also guys that have mechanical probs (even if they may win) get a helping hand to catch back on as well.

I just don't get it. Start with a bike. End with a bike. Are these bikes that shiatty they can't be ridden for 7 hours?
Carry a tire kit if you need to.
I just don't get it.

Frames are carbon fiber and very stiff. The frames can crack on rough roads. Normally the front fork will crack. High speed and rough roads don't mix.


No... frames don't crack, that just doesn't happen. That would be unsafe.
 
2021-07-23 11:51:01 PM  
*frames break in crashes but that's different
 
2021-07-23 11:52:18 PM  

eddie_irvine: BadCosmonaut: Isn't the time cut for TdF +30 minutes from the peloton?
I think olympics would be the same.

No, it's kind of complicated - like my love life. This article explains it: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/how​-do-tour-de-france-time-cuts-work


TdF always has weird rules for everything. I always took it that rule of thumb was +30 mins from peloton.
Thanks for the article.  Good reference.
 
2021-07-23 11:55:19 PM  

Monty_Zoncolan: ---
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Yes, they do crack and break during races
 
2021-07-23 11:56:31 PM  
That was not a "I was just riding along" on cobbles or rough roads situation.
 
2021-07-23 11:56:55 PM  

BadCosmonaut: solokumba: Monty_Zoncolan: solokumba: I just don't understand the team cars in this race. It seems stupid to me.
Also, why do they pull racers that are far in the back?

Team cars carry spare parts and, indeed, spare bikes.

I think what you're asking about "pulling riders" is when they tuck in to get back on the bunch... I guess it carries over to the Olympics but, generally, they are helping riders who fall back for supplies or medical care. You're not allowed to draft behind your own team car but it's pretty accepted that other teams help each other out because  these guys (that fall back and bring bottles up) aren't really going to compete for the win and they are really doing the most work... also guys that have mechanical probs (even if they may win) get a helping hand to catch back on as well.

I just don't get it. Start with a bike. End with a bike. Are these bikes that shiatty they can't be ridden for 7 hours?
Carry a tire kit if you need to.
I just don't get it.

Frames are carbon fiber and very stiff. The frames can crack on rough roads. Normally the front fork will crack. High speed and rough roads don't mix.


I had a 10 speed I took on bike trails in the 70's. It wasn't made from carbon fiber. It never broke.
I just don't get it.
 
2021-07-23 11:58:27 PM  

solokumba: BadCosmonaut: solokumba: Monty_Zoncolan: solokumba: I just don't understand the team cars in this race. It seems stupid to me.
Also, why do they pull racers that are far in the back?

Team cars carry spare parts and, indeed, spare bikes.

I think what you're asking about "pulling riders" is when they tuck in to get back on the bunch... I guess it carries over to the Olympics but, generally, they are helping riders who fall back for supplies or medical care. You're not allowed to draft behind your own team car but it's pretty accepted that other teams help each other out because  these guys (that fall back and bring bottles up) aren't really going to compete for the win and they are really doing the most work... also guys that have mechanical probs (even if they may win) get a helping hand to catch back on as well.

I just don't get it. Start with a bike. End with a bike. Are these bikes that shiatty they can't be ridden for 7 hours?
Carry a tire kit if you need to.
I just don't get it.

Frames are carbon fiber and very stiff. The frames can crack on rough roads. Normally the front fork will crack. High speed and rough roads don't mix.

I had a 10 speed I took on bike trails in the 70's. It wasn't made from carbon fiber. It never broke.
I just don't get it.


It was also super heavy
 
2021-07-23 11:58:39 PM  

Monty_Zoncolan: No... frames don't crack, that just doesn't happen. That would be unsafe.


https://www.google.com/search?q=crack​e​d+carbon+bike+frame

Carbon fiber can crack when under stress.
 
2021-07-23 11:59:41 PM  

BadCosmonaut: Monty_Zoncolan: No... frames don't crack, that just doesn't happen. That would be unsafe.

https://www.google.com/search?q=cracke​d+carbon+bike+frame

Carbon fiber can crack when under stress.


Then why use it for a stressful race?
 
2021-07-24 12:00:00 AM  

solokumba: I had a 10 speed I took on bike trails in the 70's. It wasn't made from carbon fiber. It never broke.
I just don't get it.


Frame made was from steel. Steel is malleable.
 
2021-07-24 12:01:09 AM  

solokumba: BadCosmonaut: Monty_Zoncolan: No... frames don't crack, that just doesn't happen. That would be unsafe.

https://www.google.com/search?q=cracke​d+carbon+bike+frame

Carbon fiber can crack when under stress.

Then why use it for a stressful race?


Carbon fiber and titanium are significantly lighter than steel and aluminum. Cycling has a huge focus on weight.
 
2021-07-24 12:02:10 AM  
If these bikes all broke all the time I think you'd have heard some pretty large consumer outcry. A Steel bike is as durable as a carbon bike is as durable as an aluminum bike is as durable as a titanium bike.
 
2021-07-24 12:04:15 AM  

BadCosmonaut: Monty_Zoncolan: No... frames don't crack, that just doesn't happen. That would be unsafe.

https://www.google.com/search?q=cracke​d+carbon+bike+frame

Carbon fiber can crack when under stress.


Stress? You mean like the stress of a crash? Failures happen, but failures that happen during normal riding isn't very common. Sure, sometimes there are defects, but they are pretty rare. There's a term in the industry for people who claim that their frame broke during normal riding: JRA. Just Riding Along.
 
2021-07-24 12:04:24 AM  

solokumba: BadCosmonaut: Monty_Zoncolan: No... frames don't crack, that just doesn't happen. That would be unsafe.

https://www.google.com/search?q=cracke​d+carbon+bike+frame

Carbon fiber can crack when under stress.

Then why use it for a stressful race?


Because you can give guys a new one if it breaks because it affords the fastest and lightest frame
 
2021-07-24 12:05:09 AM  

eddie_irvine: BadCosmonaut: Monty_Zoncolan: No... frames don't crack, that just doesn't happen. That would be unsafe.

https://www.google.com/search?q=cracke​d+carbon+bike+frame

Carbon fiber can crack when under stress.

Stress? You mean like the stress of a crash? Failures happen, but failures that happen during normal riding isn't very common. Sure, sometimes there are defects, but they are pretty rare. There's a term in the industry for people who claim that their frame broke during normal riding: JRA. Just Riding Along.


Road racing isn't really JRA
 
2021-07-24 12:08:29 AM  
Yes, road racing IS JRA, albeit a bit faster.

How many bikes have you broken? Are you a dirt jumper or a BMX rider? Maybe downhill MTB? Monoe of those? Then You probably have a warranty issue. Bike frames don't just break.
 
2021-07-24 12:08:33 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: eddie_irvine: BadCosmonaut: Monty_Zoncolan: No... frames don't crack, that just doesn't happen. That would be unsafe.

https://www.google.com/search?q=cracke​d+carbon+bike+frame

Carbon fiber can crack when under stress.

Stress? You mean like the stress of a crash? Failures happen, but failures that happen during normal riding isn't very common. Sure, sometimes there are defects, but they are pretty rare. There's a term in the industry for people who claim that their frame broke during normal riding: JRA. Just Riding Along.

Road racing isn't really JRA


No, it isn't, but it's a very extremely rare occasion that a frame fails even under a WorldTour rider without a crash.
 
2021-07-24 12:09:31 AM  
*Monoe means 'none' around here
 
2021-07-24 12:09:48 AM  

eddie_irvine: cameroncrazy1984: eddie_irvine: BadCosmonaut: Monty_Zoncolan: No... frames don't crack, that just doesn't happen. That would be unsafe.

https://www.google.com/search?q=cracke​d+carbon+bike+frame

Carbon fiber can crack when under stress.

Stress? You mean like the stress of a crash? Failures happen, but failures that happen during normal riding isn't very common. Sure, sometimes there are defects, but they are pretty rare. There's a term in the industry for people who claim that their frame broke during normal riding: JRA. Just Riding Along.

Road racing isn't really JRA

No, it isn't, but it's a very extremely rare occasion that a frame fails even under a WorldTour rider without a crash.


More often than not it's the mechanicals not the frame
 
2021-07-24 12:10:08 AM  
OH LOOK A VALIDATION OF MY POINT
 
2021-07-24 12:11:04 AM  
What makes a man give neutral service? Lust for gold? Power? Or was he just born with a heart full of neutrality?
 
2021-07-24 12:11:25 AM  

TheManofPA: What makes a man give neutral service? Lust for gold? Power? Or was he just born with a heart full of neutrality?


Tell my wife I said "hello"
 
2021-07-24 12:11:44 AM  

BadCosmonaut: solokumba: I had a 10 speed I took on bike trails in the 70's. It wasn't made from carbon fiber. It never broke.
I just don't get it.

Frame made was from steel. Steel is malleable.


Well... as a kid I didn't have the luxury of having 10 bikes made out of bass boat material.
I just don't get it.
I'm sure many think this is .... WAIT RE-CALIBRATING the electronic shifting gears?
 
2021-07-24 12:11:49 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Road racing isn't really JRA



Are you even watching this race? This is the goddamned Olympics and they are just riding along...
 
2021-07-24 12:12:51 AM  

Monty_Zoncolan: cameroncrazy1984: Road racing isn't really JRA


Are you even watching this race? This is the goddamned Olympics and they are just riding along...


Yes I mentioned earlier that the peloton is just off for a ride in the country, but this is obviously not all road racing.
 
2021-07-24 12:13:28 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: OH LOOK A VALIDATION OF MY POINT


My stream dropped... did someone's bike just fall apart?
 
2021-07-24 12:13:56 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: OH LOOK A VALIDATION OF MY POINT


That wasn't a broken frame. It as an unspecified mechanical issue.
 
2021-07-24 12:14:29 AM  

eddie_irvine: cameroncrazy1984: OH LOOK A VALIDATION OF MY POINT

That wasn't a broken frame. It as an unspecified mechanical issue.


cameroncrazy1984: eddie_irvine: cameroncrazy1984: eddie_irvine: BadCosmonaut: Monty_Zoncolan: No... frames don't crack, that just doesn't happen. That would be unsafe.

https://www.google.com/search?q=cracke​d+carbon+bike+frame

Carbon fiber can crack when under stress.

Stress? You mean like the stress of a crash? Failures happen, but failures that happen during normal riding isn't very common. Sure, sometimes there are defects, but they are pretty rare. There's a term in the industry for people who claim that their frame broke during normal riding: JRA. Just Riding Along.

Road racing isn't really JRA

No, it isn't, but it's a very extremely rare occasion that a frame fails even under a WorldTour rider without a crash.

More often than not it's the mechanicals not the frame

 
2021-07-24 12:15:23 AM  

Monty_Zoncolan: cameroncrazy1984: OH LOOK A VALIDATION OF MY POINT

My stream dropped... did someone's bike just fall apart?


They gave him the wrong onboard computer for shifting uphill.
 
2021-07-24 12:15:30 AM  
right on
 
2021-07-24 12:15:40 AM  
You said a road race. I was expecting cars or motorcycles, Not spandex and children's' toys. Maybe they'll be some epic crashes. Otherwise, all the entertainment value of watching paint dry.
 
2021-07-24 12:18:05 AM  

ChopperCharles: You said a road race. I was expecting cars or motorcycles, Not spandex and children's' toys. Maybe they'll be some epic crashes. Otherwise, all the entertainment value of watching paint dry.


Maybe they should introduce cars and motorcycles during soccer matches.
 
2021-07-24 12:18:09 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: eddie_irvine: cameroncrazy1984: OH LOOK A VALIDATION OF MY POINT

That wasn't a broken frame. It as an unspecified mechanical issue.

cameroncrazy1984: eddie_irvine: cameroncrazy1984: eddie_irvine: BadCosmonaut: Monty_Zoncolan: No... frames don't crack, that just doesn't happen. That would be unsafe.

https://www.google.com/search?q=cracke​d+carbon+bike+frame

Carbon fiber can crack when under stress.

Stress? You mean like the stress of a crash? Failures happen, but failures that happen during normal riding isn't very common. Sure, sometimes there are defects, but they are pretty rare. There's a term in the industry for people who claim that their frame broke during normal riding: JRA. Just Riding Along.

Road racing isn't really JRA

No, it isn't, but it's a very extremely rare occasion that a frame fails even under a WorldTour rider without a crash.

More often than not it's the mechanicals not the frame


Oh, got it. Got you mixed up with the frame breaking guy. My bad.
 
2021-07-24 12:18:26 AM  
With 160 km to go in 29'C heat with high humidity?, I'm not surprised that peloton is trying to conserve their energy for the last two mountains in the race.
 
2021-07-24 12:19:19 AM  

ChopperCharles: You said a road race. I was expecting cars or motorcycles, Not spandex and children's' toys. Maybe they'll be some epic crashes. Otherwise, all the entertainment value of watching paint dry.


You were expecting motorsports in the Olympics? I bet you're a fave down at the sports book.
 
2021-07-24 12:19:48 AM  

nanim: With 160 km to go in 29'C heat with high humidity?, I'm not surprised that peloton is trying to conserve their energy for the last two mountains in the race.


On the one hand this isn't exactly the Pyrenees. On the other hand, it's been a week since the Tour.
 
2021-07-24 12:20:14 AM  

ChopperCharles: You said a road race. I was expecting cars or motorcycles, Not spandex and children's' toys. Maybe they'll be some epic crashes. Otherwise, all the entertainment value of watching paint dry.


So, do you consider American football, baseball, basketball, etc... sports with children's toys? If not, explain your redneck opinion.
 
2021-07-24 12:20:40 AM  
Which car is winning?
 
2021-07-24 12:21:26 AM  

solokumba: Which car is winning?


LeClerc since Hamilton spun Max out on the first lap.
 
2021-07-24 12:23:11 AM  
Theoretically you could bet on the first car across the finish line at every UCI race... prolly low odds because it'll always be the Commissar.
 
2021-07-24 12:24:06 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: solokumba: Which car is winning?

LeClerc since Hamilton spun Max out on the first lap.


Hey, Fernando Alonso is an avid cyclist. Also, I ran into Jenson Button while riding near Nice France. A lot of motor racers train on a bike.
 
2021-07-24 12:24:50 AM  
Ooofah! Geraint having a bad patch.
 
2021-07-24 12:29:09 AM  

Monty_Zoncolan: Ooofah! Geraint having a bad patch.


Strange that he's wearing a Lazer helmet since his trade team, Ineos, uses Kask. I thought that their pro contracts extended to the Olympics.
 
2021-07-24 12:29:31 AM  

eddie_irvine: cameroncrazy1984: solokumba: Which car is winning?

LeClerc since Hamilton spun Max out on the first lap.

Hey, Fernando Alonso is an avid cyclist. Also, I ran into Jenson Button while riding near Nice France. A lot of motor racers train on a bike.


I think that is what irks me about Ham's pit scooter
 
2021-07-24 12:30:18 AM  

eddie_irvine: Monty_Zoncolan: Ooofah! Geraint having a bad patch.

Strange that he's wearing a Lazer helmet since his trade team, Ineos, uses Kask. I thought that their pro contracts extended to the Olympics.


I'm still impressed he finished the tour in support of his other guy after the separated shoulder. And then still came to the Olympics.
 
2021-07-24 12:30:28 AM  

eddie_irvine: ChopperCharles: You said a road race. I was expecting cars or motorcycles, Not spandex and children's' toys. Maybe they'll be some epic crashes. Otherwise, all the entertainment value of watching paint dry.

So, do you consider American football, baseball, basketball, etc... sports with children's toys? If not, explain your redneck opinion.


I'll answer but I'm far from redneck status. Football and Basketball have time limits. It's down to the clock. Baseball needs more time limits and enforce them with penalties. As far a soccer goes... the field needs to be smaller with walls that you can bounce the ball off. Tell me I'm wrong.
 
2021-07-24 12:31:10 AM  

eddie_irvine: Monty_Zoncolan: Ooofah! Geraint having a bad patch.

Strange that he's wearing a Lazer helmet since his trade team, Ineos, uses Kask. I thought that their pro contracts extended to the Olympics.


No, I think Team GB has specific sponsors too, so riders might change helmets and kit but also bikes... I think that's part of the deal.
 
2021-07-24 12:35:06 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: eddie_irvine: cameroncrazy1984: solokumba: Which car is winning?

LeClerc since Hamilton spun Max out on the first lap.

Hey, Fernando Alonso is an avid cyclist. Also, I ran into Jenson Button while riding near Nice France. A lot of motor racers train on a bike.

I think that is what irks me about Ham's pit scooter


It's IndyCar, but earlier this year, Romain Grosjean posted a video on YouTube showing his sweet Colnago. A lot of F1, Indy, NASCAR, Moto GP, Supercross racers are huge into cycling. Anyone like redneck ChopperCharles above who disses cycling but likes motor sports, is a moron who doesn't understand the benefit that cycling lends to motorsports.
 
2021-07-24 12:35:13 AM  
Bicycling isn't a sport. It's a nuisance.
 
2021-07-24 12:35:59 AM  

ChopperCharles: Bicycling isn't a sport. It's a nuisance.


Why are you watching it then
 
2021-07-24 12:36:51 AM  

solokumba: eddie_irvine: ChopperCharles: You said a road race. I was expecting cars or motorcycles, Not spandex and children's' toys. Maybe they'll be some epic crashes. Otherwise, all the entertainment value of watching paint dry.

So, do you consider American football, baseball, basketball, etc... sports with children's toys? If not, explain your redneck opinion.

I'll answer but I'm far from redneck status. Football and Basketball have time limits. It's down to the clock. Baseball needs more time limits and enforce them with penalties. As far a soccer goes... the field needs to be smaller with walls that you can bounce the ball off. Tell me I'm wrong.


But aren't sticks and balls still children's toys? Why would time limits not make them such?
 
2021-07-24 12:38:10 AM  

ChopperCharles: Bicycling isn't a sport. It's a nuisance.


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2021-07-24 12:38:13 AM  

ChopperCharles: Bicycling isn't a sport. It's a nuisance.


I'm not sure how Reddit works but you might want to search "Am I the Asshole?"
 
2021-07-24 12:41:07 AM  
There are no time limits... time is an infinite scale created by carbon based life forms used to measure the rate of their own decay
 
2021-07-24 12:41:52 AM  
*but don't get caught by the broomwagon
 
2021-07-24 12:52:36 AM  
Juraj Sagan trying hard to justify his new contract with TotalEnergies I suppose. I heard Peter leaving Bora will be taking around 29 people with him to TE.
 
2021-07-24 12:53:18 AM  

eddie_irvine: solokumba: eddie_irvine: ChopperCharles: You said a road race. I was expecting cars or motorcycles, Not spandex and children's' toys. Maybe they'll be some epic crashes. Otherwise, all the entertainment value of watching paint dry.

So, do you consider American football, baseball, basketball, etc... sports with children's toys? If not, explain your redneck opinion.

I'll answer but I'm far from redneck status. Football and Basketball have time limits. It's down to the clock. Baseball needs more time limits and enforce them with penalties. As far a soccer goes... the field needs to be smaller with walls that you can bounce the ball off. Tell me I'm wrong.

But aren't sticks and balls still children's toys? Why would time limits not make them such?


All sports are children's toys. Even war. To get paid for it there needs to be money and a time limit.
 
2021-07-24 12:55:26 AM  
At least the road racing gives a chance for some spectators in the Olympics.
 
2021-07-24 12:55:28 AM  

Monty_Zoncolan: There are no time limits... time is an infinite scale created by carbon based life forms used to measure the rate of their own decay


Like Poker?
 
2021-07-24 12:58:39 AM  

solokumba: Monty_Zoncolan: There are no time limits... time is an infinite scale created by carbon based life forms used to measure the rate of their own decay

Like Poker?


Absolutely but... I would call Poker a financial derivative...
 
2021-07-24 1:02:35 AM  
*as I mentioned, time is infinite... as are the fortunes of those who lose Poker hands.... maybe not this guy or that guy but someone is ALWAYS losing at Poker, every second, every day.
 
2021-07-24 1:03:46 AM  

solokumba: eddie_irvine: solokumba: eddie_irvine: ChopperCharles: You said a road race. I was expecting cars or motorcycles, Not spandex and children's' toys. Maybe they'll be some epic crashes. Otherwise, all the entertainment value of watching paint dry.

So, do you consider American football, baseball, basketball, etc... sports with children's toys? If not, explain your redneck opinion.

I'll answer but I'm far from redneck status. Football and Basketball have time limits. It's down to the clock. Baseball needs more time limits and enforce them with penalties. As far a soccer goes... the field needs to be smaller with walls that you can bounce the ball off. Tell me I'm wrong.

But aren't sticks and balls still children's toys? Why would time limits not make them such?

All sports are children's toys. Even war. To get paid for it there needs to be money and a time limit.


So since cycling doesn't have a time limit then they don't get paid? Not sure I follow the logic. I was simply pointing out to the troll that a lot sports use children's toys since he diminished cycling by saying that it uses children's 'toys'. Personally, I wouldn't consider a $16,000 technological wonder a children's toy but ymmv.
 
2021-07-24 1:04:08 AM  
Wait... women's water sports is happening and NBC is still showing men's bicycle racing?
Let me say that again with bolding...
Wait... women's water sports is happening and NBC is still showing men's bicycle racing?
 
2021-07-24 1:07:38 AM  

eddie_irvine: solokumba: eddie_irvine: solokumba: eddie_irvine: ChopperCharles: You said a road race. I was expecting cars or motorcycles, Not spandex and children's' toys. Maybe they'll be some epic crashes. Otherwise, all the entertainment value of watching paint dry.

So, do you consider American football, baseball, basketball, etc... sports with children's toys? If not, explain your redneck opinion.

I'll answer but I'm far from redneck status. Football and Basketball have time limits. It's down to the clock. Baseball needs more time limits and enforce them with penalties. As far a soccer goes... the field needs to be smaller with walls that you can bounce the ball off. Tell me I'm wrong.

But aren't sticks and balls still children's toys? Why would time limits not make them such?

All sports are children's toys. Even war. To get paid for it there needs to be money and a time limit.

So since cycling doesn't have a time limit then they don't get paid? Not sure I follow the logic. I was simply pointing out to the troll that a lot sports use children's toys since he diminished cycling by saying that it uses children's 'toys'. Personally, I wouldn't consider a $16,000 technological wonder a children's toy but ymmv.


Who cares that you can ride a bicycle. Most 6 year olds can do that. Your point?
 
2021-07-24 1:08:45 AM  

solokumba: eddie_irvine: solokumba: eddie_irvine: solokumba: eddie_irvine: ChopperCharles: You said a road race. I was expecting cars or motorcycles, Not spandex and children's' toys. Maybe they'll be some epic crashes. Otherwise, all the entertainment value of watching paint dry.

So, do you consider American football, baseball, basketball, etc... sports with children's toys? If not, explain your redneck opinion.

I'll answer but I'm far from redneck status. Football and Basketball have time limits. It's down to the clock. Baseball needs more time limits and enforce them with penalties. As far a soccer goes... the field needs to be smaller with walls that you can bounce the ball off. Tell me I'm wrong.

But aren't sticks and balls still children's toys? Why would time limits not make them such?

All sports are children's toys. Even war. To get paid for it there needs to be money and a time limit.

So since cycling doesn't have a time limit then they don't get paid? Not sure I follow the logic. I was simply pointing out to the troll that a lot sports use children's toys since he diminished cycling by saying that it uses children's 'toys'. Personally, I wouldn't consider a $16,000 technological wonder a children's toy but ymmv.

Who cares that you can ride a bicycle. Most 6 year olds can do that. Your point?


Excellent point. How many 6 year olds are there in this race again?
 
2021-07-24 1:12:31 AM  
I wonder what the contents are of the 'neutral' feed bags that just have the olympic rings on them?  Suppose they contain some Japanese favourites?
 
2021-07-24 1:13:42 AM  
No team cars, 6yr old participants on rice paper frames... this is gonna be the BEST OLYMPICS EVAR!
 
2021-07-24 1:18:53 AM  

nanim: I wonder what the contents are of the 'neutral' feed bags that just have the olympic rings on them?  Suppose they contain some Japanese favourites?


Ramen was a bad choice
 
2021-07-24 1:22:09 AM  

TheManofPA: nanim: I wonder what the contents are of the 'neutral' feed bags that just have the olympic rings on them?  Suppose they contain some Japanese favourites?

Ramen was a bad choice


I reached into my feed bag and a squid grabbed my hand!
 
2021-07-24 1:25:15 AM  
More likely some Isobeyaki Japanese Rice Cakes, along with a small can of one of the Japanese specialty coffee drinks.
 
2021-07-24 1:25:16 AM  
Bike change. Feed zone. Team car.

It's a road race for bicyclists. That love to hold onto cars.
 
2021-07-24 1:29:01 AM  
I can only imagine what it's like to watch anything live as all the NBC streams give me an error for only having basic cable.
 
2021-07-24 1:31:43 AM  

senorjuanton: I can only imagine what it's like to watch anything live as all the NBC streams give me an error for only having basic cable.


Click on the headline of this thread... it's Eurosport coverage.... lot's of choices but, currently main and 1080 are good and the rest ???
 
2021-07-24 1:36:11 AM  

Monty_Zoncolan: senorjuanton: I can only imagine what it's like to watch anything live as all the NBC streams give me an error for only having basic cable.

Click on the headline of this thread... it's Eurosport coverage.... lot's of choices but, currently main and 1080 are good and the rest ???


Thanks
 
2021-07-24 1:52:21 AM  
fyi: a List of riders by country for the men's and women's road race events
Tokyo Olympics road race and time trial start list | Cyclingnews

/ not all are there, but it was the entrants list as of 8 days ago
 
2021-07-24 1:58:45 AM  
No, I agree... this is a guy who honks for no reason at 5:30am as he passes with you in the bike lane and him in his truck.... sometimes they have one of those train sounding airhorns... I consider it active shooter training.
 
2021-07-24 2:13:47 AM  
Some big names are cracking and the peloton is dwindling.
 
2021-07-24 2:17:54 AM  
not saying, just saying,,, I predicted this but the fireworks I think are yet to come
 
2021-07-24 2:19:50 AM  
unzipped an OTB... Valverde, we knew ye well
 
2021-07-24 3:27:04 AM  
When me and my friends raced our bikes, our Moms never followed us with more bikes.
If your chain broke or you got a flat tire, you walked it.
 
2021-07-24 3:27:07 AM  
I don't think any of these riders are expecting the Ninjas...
 
2021-07-24 3:35:06 AM  
Hey all!!

Is anyone else experiencing a like half second delay between the video and the audio?

How is everyone tonight???
 
2021-07-24 3:38:34 AM  
Also, What is with the Leaders Peloton graphic.  I usually don't watch the road race.
 
2021-07-24 4:20:43 AM  
It's down to brass tacks now!
 
2021-07-24 7:36:30 AM  
Good morning anybody?

US Women's soccer on now!
 
2021-07-24 10:53:40 AM  
That was great to see Richard Carapaz win a gold for Ecuador.. a country that hasn't had an Olympic gold medal for 25 years.
 
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