• Giro - Stage 2 (TTT)1 year 15 weeks agoWig_Billy wrote:I've taken a

    Wig_Billy wrote:
    I've taken a 6 point penalty... Wink

    That's for hitting the pink I guess?

  • Taylor Phinney shows he's ready to go for the Giro... by making a pizza (+ picture gallery)1 year 15 weeks agohttp://innercitymobility.blog

    http://innercitymobility.blogspot.de/2013/05/circular-italia-pizzzzza.html in case one lacks a professionell to prepare the pizza Wink

  • If aluminium cost as much per tonne as titanium, it would be the premium bike frame material. Agreed?1 year 15 weeks agoRichTheRoadie

    RichTheRoadie wrote:
    NorthernRouleur wrote:
    Err No!

    Try riding Tour of Flanders on your Alu bike. I did, once. Try riding a bike with Alu forks, and you can quickly figure out why Alu frames are stiff. My wrists are still recovering.
    I have also had 3 bike frames fail with cracks in tubes, all of them Alu.


    Note the mention, and distinct difference, of GOOD alu. Besides which, wheel & tyre choice would make significantly more difference on a course like Flanders than frame material.

    Oh, and there was never any mention of alu forks.

    +1

    Agreed. I've got a carbon fork on mine and a carbon seatpost. Agree that you need those!

  • Giro - Stage 2 (TTT)1 year 15 weeks agoI've taken a 6 point

    I've taken a 6 point penalty... Wink

  • Giro - Stage 2 (TTT)1 year 15 weeks agolivestrongnick was last

    livestrongnick was last poster when I made the difficult decision on which thread to pick and went for the highest GC....yes I really am that sad Sad ....and indeed at fault because the thread creator was TERatcliffe and he trails obutterwick by 2 points.

    Confused?

    So am I.....still we are in Limoncello country!!

  • Giro - Stage 2 (TTT)1 year 15 weeks agoIts a valid point, however in

    Its a valid point, however in many respects its easier, as apart from GC points etc which you could pick based on those positions for any stage, for a TTT you are actually picking based on a team rather than an individual, so you are picking out of 23 teams rather than 207 riders.

    I guess the one difference is that there is only a 1 point difference in all point scorers, rather than the higher placed teams having a greater points difference, so I do like Drheaton's idea of 15,12,10,8,6,5,4,3,2,1

    Your point of scores being lower by comparison are generally evened out, especially over a grand tour, as your low scoring day today of average scores say around 50/60, a stage where the big guns go off and take mountain points etc, as well as the win, results in scores generally over 200, where a bad day costs you more.

  • If aluminium cost as much per tonne as titanium, it would be the premium bike frame material. Agreed?1 year 15 weeks agoNorthernRouleur wrote:Err

    NorthernRouleur wrote:
    Err No!

    Try riding Tour of Flanders on your Alu bike. I did, once. Try riding a bike with Alu forks, and you can quickly figure out why Alu frames are stiff. My wrists are still recovering.
    I have also had 3 bike frames fail with cracks in tubes, all of them Alu.

    Most comfy bike I have is an R3. The best combination of design and material in my book.

    I'm pretty sure I've read that Katusha use the Canyon Ultimate AL for several classics races as it is so tough and durable. I was surprised myself at that news.

  • Giro - Stage 2 (TTT)1 year 15 weeks agoHas the deadline gone yet?

    Has the deadline gone yet? Anyway, my team is below - made 2 changes and brought in Wurf and Visconti for the guaranteed 9 points, plus we'll see if either of them goes again tomorrow, in which case I might keep them longer...

    Goss & Keukeleire
    Viviani & Wurf
    Cav
    Nizzolo
    Dekker
    Zandio
    Visconti

  • Bryton 40 - anyone any opinions.1 year 15 weeks agoNew I should add - the other

    New I should add - the other thing that bugs me is its colour, blue and white. My bike is black and red. (Obviously not garmins fault) but I think that they should have just stick to black ones like the new 510/810's are.

  • Bryton 40 - anyone any opinions.1 year 15 weeks agoWas considering a Bryton

    Was considering a Bryton myself but got a Garmin 500 for £150 w/ cadence and heart rate so pretty pleased. It is a lot of money but it is pretty good. One thing that bugs me about it is the courses feature isn't the greatest, its fine for loops but goes mental on out and back routes!

  • Giro - Stage 2 (TTT)1 year 15 weeks agoPhilip Unwin wrote:In which

    Philip Unwin wrote:
    In which case can I make a point.
    If you were to be able to arrange your team to try to predict 1,2,3,4 and then 5 and put two members in each of your first four and then one in the fifth team and you were correct, (possible but unlikely) then across the line scores would total 20+18+16+14+6=74. However if you predicted 1,2,3,4,5 yesterday you would have got 132. This seems a little odd as each are equally as difficult. Plus yesterday you would also been guaranteed 1...5 in GC plus, plus etc.
    Maybe for future comps it could be looked at. Maybe 20,15,12 for 1,2,3 and then 7...1.
    Looking at the forum it seems a number of people have made no changes today to save four for tomorrow knowing that a bad day would only probably leave them about 50 in arrears, whereas a bad day yesterday would have left them 150+ in arrears.
    Before you ask, no I haven't arranged my team like that, but the thought did cross my mind and yesterday was not great but not a disaster. I had Cav, Goss and Nizz with one eye on today

    It's a good point and potentially something worth considering. At the minute TTTs are treated like rest days by a lot of people because no matter what happens you're not likely to lose too many points. That being said, if like me you don't have any Sky, Garmin, BMC or Movistar (my tip for today) riders in your team then you could easily lose a whole bunch of points.

    Perhaps 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 might be a good compromise? It should in theory be fairly easy to pick two riders from each of the top few teams so you don't want to get in the realms of scoring 150+ points for this kind of stage.

  • Giro - Stage 2 (TTT)1 year 15 weeks agoray silvester

    ray silvester wrote:
    obutterwick wrote:
    I see my thread for today was discarded. Charming! Sad

    Nice little segway....maybe livestrongnick got the thread as he's higher on GC!! Cool

    I noticed obutterwick's thread but chris had already started on this one, so seemed wise to continue with Terrs Nerd

    If i'm this high up in the GC by the end of week i'll be very shocked Surprise

  • Giro - Stage 2 (TTT)1 year 15 weeks agoobutterwick wrote:I see my

    obutterwick wrote:
    I see my thread for today was discarded. Charming! Sad

    Nice little segway....maybe livestrongnick got the thread as he's higher on GC!! Cool

  • Giro - Stage 2 (TTT)1 year 15 weeks agoray silvester wrote:I've been

    ray silvester wrote:
    I've been pretty bold and subbed out Viviani and Gavazzi(less bold) for Navardauskas and Wurf.

    I expect Wurf to be in a few breaks and to go for early KOM pts and Navardauskas to be in pink tonight(I said it elsewhere just after he was named in the squad-he did the same last season).Gavazzi's team is not exactly noted for it's skills against the clock AND he crashed yesterday.I also doubt that Cannondale will do well enough for Viviani to hold anything but the 4pts for 2nd in the sprints competition tonight.

    Garmin,Sky,Greenedge,Radioshack and Movistar are my idea of top 5.

    It's been widely accepted that the first finisher from yesterday would take pink for the leading team if there are equal times within that team......but then I read that SKY would nominate Cataldo to cross the line first and so take pink if SKY were to win by 20secs plus even though Wiggo was SKY's first finisher yesterday?

    Anyone know the ruling for sure?

    Actually I've just seen that in fact Puccio is highest on GC for SKY........happy days he's in my standards!! Big Grin

  • Giro - Stage 2 (TTT)1 year 15 weeks agoI see my thread for today was

    I see my thread for today was discarded. Charming! Sad

  • Giro - Stage 2 (TTT)1 year 15 weeks agoIn which case can I make a

    In which case can I make a point.
    If you were to be able to arrange your team to try to predict 1,2,3,4 and then 5 and put two members in each of your first four and then one in the fifth team and you were correct, (possible but unlikely) then across the line scores would total 20+18+16+14+6=74. However if you predicted 1,2,3,4,5 yesterday you would have got 132. This seems a little odd as each are equally as difficult. Plus yesterday you would also been guaranteed 1...5 in GC plus, plus etc.
    Maybe for future comps it could be looked at. Maybe 20,15,12 for 1,2,3 and then 7...1.
    Looking at the forum it seems a number of people have made no changes today to save four for tomorrow knowing that a bad day would only probably leave them about 50 in arrears, whereas a bad day yesterday would have left them 150+ in arrears.
    Before you ask, no I haven't arranged my team like that, but the thought did cross my mind and yesterday was not great but not a disaster. I had Cav, Goss and Nizz with one eye on today

  • Giro - Stage 2 (TTT)1 year 15 weeks agoI hear you on that Ray!

    I hear you on that Ray!

  • Giro - Stage 2 (TTT)1 year 15 weeks agolivestrongnick wrote:Philip

    livestrongnick wrote:
    Philip Unwin wrote:
    Am I right in assuming that the finish line points are 10 down to 1 for members of teams finishing 1st to 10th only and the 35...1 are not applicable

    Correct, today will be a low scoring day!

    won't be lower than the big fat zero for my purists yesterday!!

  • Giro - Stage 2 (TTT)1 year 15 weeks agoPhilip Unwin wrote:Am I right

    Philip Unwin wrote:
    Am I right in assuming that the finish line points are 10 down to 1 for members of teams finishing 1st to 10th only and the 35...1 are not applicable

    Correct, today will be a low scoring day!

  • UPDATED: Vachery Triathlon price drop as organisers downgrade event to open roads1 year 15 weeks agoChrist, triathlons are

    Christ, triathlons are expensive Surprise

  • Giro - Stage 2 (TTT)1 year 15 weeks agoAm I right in assuming that

    Am I right in assuming that the finish line points are 10 down to 1 for members of teams finishing 1st to 10th only and the 35...1 are not applicable

  • Most Combative Rider Award1 year 15 weeks agoI read this on twitter last

    I read this on twitter last night..... Devil Devil

    Given up answering his question's, complaints, comments....etc. Someone go tell him to shut up ITS A GAME http://road.cc/82480 via @roadcc

  • Forum's Scorum's Mini League1 year 15 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:You could

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    You could have me in the overall for a while, as I may struggle to make any transfers the next few days, but will try and get on, but lets hope its a ding-dong battle and lets drag each other along and catch Alan and Chris

    You hear this Alan? They're ganging up on us!

  • Giro - Stage 2 (TTT)1 year 15 weeks agoAhh did not know that ruling,

    Ahh did not know that ruling, but im sure the teams would know, so I guess Sky would be right? so in that case I may be in with Phinney, but Nava would be Garmins choice over Haas anyway

  • Most Combative Rider Award1 year 15 weeks agoI think we should award

    I think we should award Enrique a Combativity award for being, er, combative. I love his posts. Or I love the reaction to his posts. Have you all considered he just says things to wind everyone up. He cannot be serious surley Thinking