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La Flamme Rouge **off topic discussion**

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,798 Mod ✭✭✭✭eeeee


    Fcuking hell :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,440 ✭✭✭cdaly_


    rather than me spamming the 24 hour time trial thread with stupid questions, just a pedantic question - if a time trial is 'what time you can ride course of distance X in', what do you call a race which is 'what distance can you ride in time Y'?

    I seem to recall it being called a 'reliability trial'. No idea why...


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 19,283 Mod ✭✭✭✭Weepsie


    tomasrojo wrote: »
    Autonomous vehicles are really not close to being ready for road scenarios beyond very predictable ones. Road testing being suspended or scaled back by a few companies now.

    http://www.eschatonblog.com/2018/05/im-prophet.html

    There was a bit on Morning Ireland about driverless cars earlier. When asked where insurance companies ready for this, the response came across as basically "they're going to make it up" - which is what they seem to do anyway.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 47,870 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder


    was passed by a chap on an electric bike earlier - no shame in that, of course.
    what made it interesting was it was a bit of a chunky thing, with a child seat on the back; and on that segment in strava, i averaged over 36km/h, and i couldn't keep up with him. i have a sneaking suspicion it may have been chipped.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,523 ✭✭✭Vizzy


    was passed by a chap on an electric bike earlier - no shame in that, of course.
    what made it interesting was it was a bit of a chunky thing, with a child seat on the back; and on that segment in strava, i averaged over 36km/h, and i couldn't keep up with him. i have a sneaking suspicion it may have been chipped.

    Maybe your Garmin is faulty.

    Time for a new bike.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,032 ✭✭✭buffalo


    "They should have to have licenses Joe... no Joe, taxi drivers! We're a bleedin' disgrace!"

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/more-than-third-of-taxi-drivers-prosecuted-in-2017-had-no-licence-1.3483485?mode=amp


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,520 ✭✭✭Alek


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,854 ✭✭✭Rogue-Trooper


    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,139 ✭✭✭✭Hurrache


    buffalo wrote: »
    "They should have to have licenses Joe... no Joe, taxi drivers! We're a bleedin' disgrace!"

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/more-than-third-of-taxi-drivers-prosecuted-in-2017-had-no-licence-1.3483485?mode=amp

    I know a thread with a certain someone that will really love to see that news.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,520 ✭✭✭Alek


    Is riding the WW200 without registration, without availing of any food / water etc, a bad form?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,457 ✭✭✭ford2600


    Alek wrote: »
    Is riding the WW200 without registration, without availing of any food / water etc, a bad form?

    I wouldn't do it. Food/water is only part of what is supplied with the entry.

    A carefully planned route, risk assessment, signage, logistics of managing volunteers directing traffic etc.

    The reason you want to ride it that day is because of the other 100's of people, who have paid, you can ride it with.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,667 Mod ✭✭✭✭RobFowl


    Alek wrote: »
    Is riding the WW200 without registration, without availing of any food / water etc, a bad form?

    Yes, very bad form on every level.....


  • Moderators, Politics Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 24,250 Mod ✭✭✭✭Chips Lovell


    From the New Yorker this week.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,477 ✭✭✭rollingscone


    Alek wrote: »
    Is riding the WW200 without registration, without availing of any food / water etc, a bad form?

    Yes. Last year they lost track of how many riders were still out because the Marshals were inadvertently counting the freeloaders on the route.

    Not cool.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,520 ✭✭✭Alek


    How about doing the route in reverse? Lots of waving I guess ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,077 ✭✭✭RobertFoster


    Alek wrote: »
    How about doing the route in reverse? Lots of waving I guess ;)
    Wear your boards jersey and you may end up with more sightings than Wishbone Ash.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,520 ✭✭✭Alek


    In a single day!


    Nah, I would never do this. Was only asking for a friend.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,854 ✭✭✭Rogue-Trooper


    Alek wrote: »
    Was only asking for a friend.


    Wow, is Jonasz taking on the WW200 already after just cracking his first 20km ride?!! ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,520 ✭✭✭Alek


    Well, he's a bit underaged to register, you know... ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,477 ✭✭✭rollingscone


    Alek wrote: »
    How about doing the route in reverse? Lots of waving I guess ;)

    Be ready to encounter large numbers of people on the wrong side of the road.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,933 ✭✭✭✭Wishbone Ash


    Alek wrote: »
    Is riding the WW200 without registration, without availing of any food / water etc, a bad form?
    According to the whinging here a couple of years ago, half of those who had registered couldn't avail of food or water!


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 47,870 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder


    this ad is currently displaying for me on boards.
    if you want me to buy that rear derailleur for €500, please don't show me photos of it. i'd prefer look at my own appendix being removed.

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    can a rear derailleur really be worth the same as an entire ultegra groupset (looks aside)?


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,317 ✭✭✭✭Raam


    this ad is currently displaying for me on boards.
    if you want me to buy that rear derailleur for €500, please don't show me photos of it. i'd prefer look at my own appendix being removed.

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    can a rear derailleur really be worth the same as an entire ultegra groupset (looks aside)?

    I hate cables. I'd gladly pay double that to get rid of the things... if only it wasn't SRAM.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 19,283 Mod ✭✭✭✭Weepsie


    Raam wrote: »
    I hate cables. I'd gladly pay double that to get rid of the things... if only it wasn't SRAM.

    If it were SRaam would it help?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,386 ✭✭✭LollipopJimmy


    I like the look of the Sram stuff.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,317 ✭✭✭✭Raam


    Weepsie wrote: »
    If it were SRaam would it help?

    Raampagnolo for me ;-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,996 ✭✭✭✭Lumen


    RobFowl wrote: »
    Yes, very bad form on every level.....

    I live in Wicklow. I'm not staying off the public roads because a bunch of Dubs want to pay money to tool around and queue for crap sandwiches.


  • Posts: 0 Rylie Scary Bug


    Lovely evening here so headed out for a walk with partner and wee one , after a while my partner says to me "you always do that" after I heard the familiar sound of pedals turning behind us I turned my head to check what bike the person was on (it was a lad on a carrera mtb) but she's right though I do it every time I see or hear a bike :o

    Am I the only one who does this ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,077 ✭✭✭RobertFoster


    Enfilade wrote: »
    Am I the only one who does this ?
    I look at the jersey first.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,798 Mod ✭✭✭✭eeeee


    I always check out the bike. Barely notice the person!


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