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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,940
    disc brake pad design ...not used to this length of intensive use? or were worn out too much before the race..hard to see if they are thinned out compared to rim brakes?
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,940
    "where is there help?
    there is no help!"
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,940
    i am underwhelmed by modern bike tech on these over priced machines... multiple riders need pads

    for the money these bikes should be lightweight aero and cobble compliant

    inexcess of ten ffffking grand!
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 65,366 Lives Here
    Lads if the brake pads run out at 110km why are you using disc brakes ffs
  • Well there you go.
    Probably the worst crash so far and caused by street furniture, not cobbles.

    That looked nasty.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 65,366 Lives Here
    It is a bit weird getting HD shots of applying weather riding.

    I’m used to breaking up pictures!
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 18,147
    Adam Blythe , 'As you can see behind me

    Nope not a thing can we see
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,822
    Blythe isn't enjoying his day out much is he?
  • 10kms and counting.
    I think the large chasse patate group will implode in the forest. The strongest will try to bridge, blowing out the deadwood.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,822
    Gaps really not changing much. The peloton pulled back about 30" at one point but back to 2 minutes from the front group now as it seems to have been forever.


  • Rumour has it, Ineos Grenadiers have a secret weapon!
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,822
    Lots of crashes in seemingly innocuous tarmac sections.
  • Pross said:

    Lots of crashes in seemingly innocuous tarmac sections.

    I reckon there have been more roundabout crashes on screen than cobbled crashes.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 65,366 Lives Here
    Pace in the “peloton” is going up and riders getting caught behind
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,822
    Is that really a 50" gap to the front pair?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 65,366 Lives Here
    Cofidis rider in the chasse patat face plants hard
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,822
    Now only a minute between group 2 and the "peloton".

    Cofidis rider face plants into a ditch.
  • andyrrandyrr Posts: 1,750
    Still near 2:30 gap to 'peloton' with 100 kms to go.
    Gap just dropped towards 2:00 now as I type - pressure from the back or slowing at the front - maybe the former as team's 1st choices start to think about Arenberg etc?
    Already seems an epic race and only just past 1/2 way.

    Cofidis rider goes farming.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,940

    Lads if the brake pads run out at 110km why are you using disc brakes ffs

    because disc brakes have not been tested this way before....failed the test
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,822
    Getting hard to identify team jerseys let alone riders
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 65,366 Lives Here
    WvA thinned out the group. Quite a few QS lads in that group
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,940
    dying up front
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,940
    "where is there help?
    there is no help!"
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 65,366 Lives Here
    Lampaert attacks at 98km. WvA chases
  • A lot of the boys swap bikes for bog snorkeling. :#
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Is it too much of a lottery?
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,822
    Kwia had been riding a good race but seems to have missed this split.
  • Anyone swapped to CX nobblies yet?

    Any talk of max tyre sizes being used, especially on rear, where aero matters less?
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  • Is it too much of a lottery?

    Well, all the top favourites still seem to be in the same group...
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,940
    that WvA group looks small no jumbo?
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
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