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General discussion / Re: Twitter
September 20, 2023, 11:20:19 AM
Ditched Twitter, thought the political stuff on it was abolutely toxic. Do not miss it at all.
General discussion / Re: Cycling
September 09, 2023, 04:30:18 PM
Quote from: bennydorano on September 08, 2023, 05:47:00 PM
Hope Kuss wins overall, those other pair can afford to gift him it. Also, wonder will Kimmage and/or Digger have a comment on today's stage

Was thinking same. Sky never dominated in that manner that I can remember. Their game was about making it high tempo then the leader finish it off. Jumbo 1,2,3 as they liked and could have been in whatever order they liked. Hope kuss isn't given orders to sit up. Let the Angrilu decide.
General discussion / Re: The DUP thread
September 07, 2023, 12:47:03 PM
It's all a far cry from milk and two sugars.
General discussion / Re: Cycling
September 01, 2023, 08:53:31 AM
Quote from: bennydorano on August 31, 2023, 06:10:10 PM
Embarrassment of riches at Jumbo Visma

Kuss was banker material out of that breakaway group. To be fair to Remco he battled back when it looked like curtains. He is going to be hit with that on every mountainous stage and team doesnt look to be up to helping him too much. Gonna be long 3 weeks for the lad. Ayuso pretty impressive and think is going to podium.
Quote from: Square Ball on August 31, 2023, 08:46:39 PM

Advice for parents and teachers as more NI pupils identifying as 'furries'

To be fair most of us have felt less than human at times as well. Usually Monday
General discussion / Re: Movie recommendations
August 29, 2023, 02:56:24 PM
Jim Carey always got on my wick
Quote from: general_lee on August 18, 2023, 12:54:25 PM
Surely all the diesel in the north comes from the same terminals. One in Derry and rest in Belfast. If tesco diesel is bad then it's all bad!

Could be horseshite but mechanic told me that while the diesel might be all the same the like of ESSO put a drop of some sort of additive into the tanker for performance and lubrication or something like that. The supermarkets dont hence price difference. He also said run the car 3 tanks on supermarket diesel but every 4th one get it from ESSO/Shell etc. Had to do with an engine management light that we had coming on and this is what he put it down to.
General discussion / Re: Cycling
August 18, 2023, 08:33:59 AM
I see the course for the Worlds in Zurich next year has been announced. It looks like punchier classic type riders will be better suited. Each lap something like 1.9km climb at 6 or 7%. It will wear them down for sure. Will likely boil down to same guys as this year.
General discussion / Re: Cycling
August 10, 2023, 10:16:08 AM
Quote from: illdecide on August 10, 2023, 10:00:59 AM
Watched Mark Cavendish's documentary last night...good watch for 90 mins. People always portrayed him down as a Marmite man but after watching that and seeing that there's more going on that you're aware off u shouldn't really judge anyone...Anyway good watch

Watched it myself last night, very good. Question is does he give it one more year? i think he might yet
General discussion / Re: Holidays
August 04, 2023, 08:27:17 AM
Quote from: Gold on August 04, 2023, 12:44:02 AM
Quote from: gallsman on August 03, 2023, 08:41:49 PM
Quote from: Harold Disgracey on August 03, 2023, 03:02:03 PM
Ended up cancelling my trip to Sicily and am now going to San Sebastián on Sunday. Any one been, any tips/recommendations?

Eat. A lot.

I'm heading at end of the month. Flying to Biarritz and gonna stay with family at least some of the time in Donostia/San the way my uncle told me calling it San Sebastian is like calling Derry Londonderry

I'll stay in Donostia at least a few days but might do a few nights in Bilbao and then the same in Biarritz to finish....anyone been or think that's a good idea or should I stay in Donostia the whole time? Going with my wife just

Nice place just outside Bilbao called Plentzia. It's short train ride out of Bilbao. Stayed there for 2 nights during some sort of festival around early September. Great spot.
General discussion / Re: Cycling
August 02, 2023, 10:02:53 AM
Mohoric not riding it now. Non runner.........
General discussion / Re: Cycling
August 01, 2023, 12:20:18 PM
Quote from: markl121 on August 01, 2023, 11:42:08 AM
I'd say to early but the city centre of Glasgow has quite a few really short sharp climbs. Montrose street is like 200/300m at 13%, suits the likes of MVDP down to the ground. Initially I thought the sprinters might make it but no chance, healy needs to slip into a move with the favourites and needs to get away from that alone. Mohoric could be a shout as he won't be marked and he is climbing very well
Also, if it rains mads pederson will love it, pogacar too

I thought of Pederson as well. Was there when he won in Harrogate, friggin drowned.
General discussion / Re: Cycling
August 01, 2023, 11:30:28 AM
Quote from: markl121 on July 30, 2023, 07:02:46 PM
Anybody heading over for the world championships in Glasgow? Ireland have a genuine chance this year either from distance with Ben healy or in a sprint with bennett, plus we have six riders. I'm excited

Pretty punchy course around Glasgow. Will be the usual wearing down process. Was thinking Pog would go well but i remember the way he couldnt follow in last years, maybe the extreme distance doesnt suit so much. Can see him giving those ramps in Glasgow a rattle all the same. Van Aert and Van der Poel will have been targetting this all year i suspect. Ben Healy will have to just follow as doesn't have the team behind him. Mohoric at 50/1 could be good ew shout, got a tour stage and won the other day in Poland. Will they use that Crows Hill climb to shake out the sprinters or is it too early in race ?
General discussion / Re: Cycling
July 26, 2023, 02:01:17 PM
Does any other sportive in Ireland charge that 20euro for non cycling Ireland members?
General discussion / Re: Cycling
July 19, 2023, 04:49:47 PM
Quote from: gallsman on July 19, 2023, 04:34:59 PM
Absolutely brutal. Daughter confusing around the place so I missed who it was but someone in the first 10 was going almost completely sideways to try and stay upright.

That was Gaudu