|Bunch of Nancys!||hrv|
Sep 19, 2002 7:17 AM
|First they're using 27's in the SFGP, and heard this morning that some racers plan to use triples on Sunday's Vuelta stage(grades up to 24%). Are these girly men, or what?!
Miss the old days, when men were men and knees were toast!
Sep 19, 2002 9:49 AM
|Any pro rider should be required to have 55/48 front and 11-19 straight block in the back to even sign in.|
|go ride Filmore and Taylor Streets a couple times ......||atpjunkie|
Sep 19, 2002 10:58 AM
|from another post I assume you are from the flatlands of texas. Those hills are knee destroyers with a 25. (and yes I'm aware of the sarcasm in your tone)|
Sep 22, 2002 12:12 PM
|Yep I'm from Texas but a hilly part. We are honeymooning in SF and staying at the Ritz on Nob Hil so I will have the chance to ride the exact race route. Should make for some great pictures and I will be sure to get one of my knees, or whats left of them after I attempt this with my "Texas granny gear" 39x23.|
Sep 24, 2002 8:56 AM
|Have fun. Just think of this, the sidewalk is cut into stairs and you get the width of a street to 'recover' between hills. Enjoy your honeymoon and go ride up in Point Reyes while you are there.|
|Bunch of *snip* smart riders....||Spunout|
Sep 20, 2002 9:58 AM
|What the Posties will ride
U.S. Postal's mechanic Geoff Brown is already busy getting ready for Sunday's assault on Angliru. Brown and his team of wrenches will have a busy night ahead of them Saturday to ready the team's Trek bikes for the climb. Roberto Heras' second bike already has what the team will ride for Angliru; three front chain rings 53 X 39 X 30 to go with 25 X 12 in the back.
This should be quite the spectacle. If it rains, it might be too slippery to even pedal up!
|they didn't ride that hill in the old days||DougSloan|
Sep 22, 2002 5:13 PM
|Angliru was introduced in what, 1998?
The guys are going to ride whatever is fastest. At 24%, a triple is likely to be faster, plus save your legs for the next day.
It was funny hearing all the commentary about shifting problems, though.