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Last Post 02/08/2023 09:34 AM by Orange Crush. 19 Replies.
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Dale

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02/04/2023 07:04 PM
The drone footage is superb.

No such thing as the perfect tire.. you weigh the pros and cons against where you'll benefit and where you're at a disadvantage against others who chose differently.

I'll only see 1/2 of the Mens race before I board a flight at ORD.
The rest I'll watch when I get home on flobike's replay
Orange Crush

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02/04/2023 08:41 PM
I’m going to try to wake up for 6 am tomorrow. Couldn’t make it happen today for women race.
Orange Crush

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02/05/2023 09:17 AM
Kaboom, repeat of that Flanders sprint, Wout should have known (great race)
Dale

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02/05/2023 01:38 PM
Flawless racing where it was a full on display of power and skill.

From the first minute the top two podium steps were not in doubt.
Orange Crush

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02/05/2023 05:19 PM
That was about as tactical as a CX race can get.
Cosmic Kid

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02/05/2023 09:10 PM
The rest I'll watch when I get home on flobike's replay


Good god, man....get GCN and a VPN. Cheaper and substantially better cover (plus no ads).

I can't believe how badly FLO lost the plot...back when they had all the RCS & Flanders races, they were pretty good. Now they are ridiculously expensive vs. GCN with very little content....

and they post spoilers when you try and watch replays.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Dale

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02/06/2023 08:04 AM
and in the "bike racers are tougher than footballers" category Michael van den Ham's first lap dislocated and reset finger was epic. I was watching the replay and thought "did I just see what I thought I saw?"
Yes I did.

and when my yearly subscription to flobike is up I'll make the switch.
huckleberry

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02/06/2023 09:18 AM
"... and in the "bike racers are tougher than footballers" category Michael van den Ham's first lap dislocated and reset finger was epic. I was watching the replay and thought "did I just see what I thought I saw?"
Yes I did."

That was great - wasn't sure that was what I was seeing, but looked familiar ; )
Orange Crush

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02/06/2023 09:26 AM
We see van den Ham on local racing circuit sometimes as he lives in Lower Mainland. He may may or may not have been the recipient of Tinhouse beer handups. The junior sister twins from Ontario did better with gold and silver.
Dale

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02/06/2023 01:25 PM
The twins were fun to watch. The amount of joy was palpable. Way cool.

In the not-so-cool category.
Can we get the UCI to do something?
Photog about took out VdP
Cell phone to the face of... was it Matthews a few days ago?
Moto's running guys into barbedwire fences
Official cars plowing into riders.
Oma/Opa-like fiascos

I think its time to get serious about something other than sock height, but that might just me me.


https://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/voltreffer-mathieu-van-der-poel-beukt-fotograaf-omver-in-volle-inspanning/?utm_source=Notification&utm_medium=Web-Push&utm_campaign=Retention-NL&mibextid=Zxz2cZ
Orange Crush

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02/06/2023 02:25 PM
You forgot downhill sprints (Poland) and barriers being put up wrong side pointing out (where Wout suffered a major flesh wound during TT). Unfortunately, while UCI should do more a lot of this comes down to local organizers. Adrie made a super safe course in many ways. Note the gap between spectators and race course. Not hundreds of drunk spectators hanging over barriers as you seem in many cyclocross races. The mechanics were also happy that they didn't have to battle spectators to get to their area. All well thought out.

The photog, much like the Omi/Opi incident, falls in the personal responsibility category.
Orange Crush

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02/06/2023 02:32 PM
BTW, had Wout won he would have received $20k from Belgian federation. Those guys are rich. VDP gets zip. The Dutch federation scraped a few euros together for a minor party. They had spent their cash instead on sending junior team to Benidorm.
Cosmic Kid

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02/07/2023 12:47 AM
Cell phone to the face of... was it Matthews a few days ago?


Worse....Jakobsen.

'Cuz that was what he needs....more facial injuries. 🙄🙄
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Dale

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02/07/2023 08:33 PM
Re the drone footage- simple amazing. You could get a better idea of the speed those guys ride when the drone followed right behind.

Some smart aleck called the drone Pitcock because all it did was follow the two of them.
Orange Crush

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02/07/2023 09:11 PM
Read an interview with the guys that are responsible for drone footage. The drone tops out at 30kph. Coming out of forest it kept having to take a shortcut to keep up. One of them is operator just focusing on drone the other a spotter for safety making call when to use it and when to park it.
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