Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Wacky Wednesday Report 8/12/2015

The Wacky Wednesday Report for August 12th 2015

This week we have an article about motors and bikes but not motors in Racing bikes, real motors in consumer bikes folks.

Motorbike Tee Blue Detail

Bicycles don't have motors

Lindarets releases Motorbike Tee in support of human-powered trail access

The distinction between motorized and non-motorized recreation should be clear, but there are those within our own industry who seek to have motor-assist cycles defined as bicycles for the purposes of trail access.

And that’s scary.

Read more: Wacky Wednesday Report 8/12/2015

Wacky Wednesday Report 7/15/2015

Who let the Cows out?

Welcome to the Wacky Wednesday Report.

Today we find cows on the descent of Tour de France stage 11. Riders and Motos had to navigate around cows at high speeds of up to 80-90k.cow

Wacky Wednesday Report 6/24/2015

Welcome to the Wacky Wednesday Report

From the BBC: Man Wakes up with Bike Lock Around His Neckulockneck

Looking for a good bike lock? An unnamed 20-something in Coventry, UK, can attest to the nigh-impenetrable qualities of the Magnum Plus U-lock after waking up from a night out with it secured to his neck.

Read more: Wacky Wednesday Report 6/24/2015

2015 Tour de France: Stage 1 Preview

The Grand Depart of the 2015 Tour de France is a 13.8km ITT around the city of Utrecht.  This marks the 20th time the Tour starts outside of France and the 6th time the Tour has started in the Netherlands.

 

Through the 90s, it was popular for the first stage to be a Prologue—a short ITT.  In the past decade, however, road stages have seen to be the favor for the Grand Depart.  So, at 13.8kms, a compromise was struck between the two.  Additionally, it’s the fourth-longest TT to start the race ever.  Additionally, this is the only ITT of this particular Tour.  As a matter of fact, there is almost as much cobbled streets and ITT kms!

So, who’s going to take the win? It’s tough to say.  It’s far too long for a true Prolouge specialist, however it seems a little on the short side for some of the other true TT specialists.  A lot of people seem to be thinking Tom Dumoulin will make the most of his native start as well, though I think riders like Thomas De Gendt, Tony Martin, Jean Christophe Peraud, or Leopold Konig shouldn’t be discounted.  Of course, a girl can dream and hope Fabian Cancellara give Trek something to cheer about right from the start because don’t forget, whoever wins this stage pulls on the first yellow jersey of the race!!

But it’s a very long Tour.  The GC men will ride hard to stay within each others’ times but will be careful to not crash or overdo themselves.  But I bet they will be mindful of another statistic—the winner on the opening day has won the overall Tour 19 times!

Wacky Wednesday Report 6/17/2015

Welcome to the Wacky Wednsday Report

This week the adage is "watch out for that tree" as one Cannondale/Garmin rider tells himself as he hit the tarmac.

Stage 4 of the Tour de Suisse, the peloton is moving rapidly along a tree and bush lined roadway when "bam" a tree branch appears out into the roadway and takes out a Cannondale rider.Screenshot 2015 06 17 09 19 56Here's a link to the youtube video, he must not have seen the Que from his teammate in front of him.

http://youtu.be/Y3JWXz4hV7k

See you again next week.

 

 

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