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Old March 14th, 2013, 10:44 AM
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Remember when GC riders actually raced and won Milano-Sanremo?

I remember:

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Old March 15th, 2013, 01:21 PM
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Old March 15th, 2013, 01:29 PM
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And for Greg:

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Old March 16th, 2013, 01:08 PM
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I was checking Velonews for possible San Remo results and ran across this news clip about this year's Tirreno:

http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/...too-far_277610

Pro riders pushing their machines, the stage winner traversing up the climbs, only 109 stage finishers out of 161 starters, and tires peeling out on the ascents?

That's hilarious. Yeah, I'd say the organizers went too far.
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Old March 18th, 2013, 10:51 AM
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Cycling put its best face forward in horrid, brutal conditions in Sunday’s Milano-Sanremo.

After a winter of discontent, marred by scandal, innuendo, and bungling by the sport’s powers that be, cycling reconfirmed its reputation as a sport with guts and heart in an enthralling, emotional race in conditions that were anything but “primavera.”
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Old March 18th, 2013, 05:18 PM
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Old March 18th, 2013, 08:35 PM
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That's awesome.
It really reminds me of training in New England, except the climbs aren't quite as big...
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Old March 18th, 2013, 09:49 PM
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A few more:






I love this race. I love the nicknames (La Primavera and La Classicissima). I love the length (300km). I love that the race is more than 100 years old. I love that Eddy Merckx won it a whopping seven times. I love the parcours and how it's as much or even more a test of descending than climbing. I love the coastal route with the beautiful buildings and technical turns.

I also love the unpredictability. In any given Tour de France, how many riders can win it? Maybe two or three? In Flanders or Roubaix, it's more unpredictable, but maybe about 10 riders have a real chance of winning and the Flemish Supermen dominate. Anyone--climber, sprinter, rouleur, whatever--can win Milan - San Remo.
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Old March 18th, 2013, 10:41 PM
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Old March 19th, 2013, 03:31 PM
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You know things are tough when the big sunglass people wear them like readers.
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Old March 20th, 2013, 05:52 AM
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Originally Posted by greghirst
They are in pretty good shape-if you see some 44 2/3 or 45's let me know and I'll sell you these.

Little off but

size 46

size 47 1/3

size 40 2/3

size 41 1/3
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Old March 20th, 2013, 08:38 AM
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Yesterday, went for a walk with the wife, and found a single track. So right after the walk, I took my bike and went back to the spot:



I was really curious to see where this trail would take me to:



and wow, a view of PV country club:



but was a very short trail... it took me to another cul-de-sac, which in turn took me straight down to the golf course. The climb back up was way too steep for me, so I went around and came up Via Del Monte. Very good morning exercise.
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Old March 20th, 2013, 02:21 PM
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There's a reason why Milano-Sanremo is known as La Primavera. Today is the first day of Spring:

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Old March 21st, 2013, 11:57 AM
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I miss PV.
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Old March 23rd, 2013, 09:51 AM
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Those definitely won't fit me. Here's another NOS size 40 2/3 here in the US:

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=261189345089
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Old March 25th, 2013, 02:57 PM
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De Ronde is this weekend (Easter Sunday).
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Old March 25th, 2013, 04:28 PM
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Mere mortals on the parcours while the pros recce it:


Even the pros eat shit on this course:

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Old March 25th, 2013, 04:30 PM
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Old March 25th, 2013, 04:32 PM
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Old March 25th, 2013, 04:36 PM
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Peep this:



This is why the Flemish Supermen dominate races like Flanders and Roubaix. They start riding this stuff when they're little kids.
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Old March 25th, 2013, 04:36 PM
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that's crazyness. awesome and really bad at the same time.
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Old March 25th, 2013, 04:38 PM
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Peep this:



This is why the Flemish Supermen dominate races like Flanders and Roubaix. They start riding this stuff when they're little kids.

that's awesome! check out his chain... he's working hard.
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Old March 25th, 2013, 05:04 PM
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100 Years of De Ronde:







Compare that to races like the Shenandoah 100. The 100 there stands for miles. De Ronde is 100 years old. It's more than 100 miles long too.
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Old March 25th, 2013, 05:45 PM
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Old March 26th, 2013, 10:24 AM
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