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Off Season. What now?

Fall in depression
25
20%
Pretend season does NEVER finish.
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6%
Rewatch old races
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22%
Move to The Clinic
25
20%
Off season??? There's still Beijing!
3
2%
Create useless polls
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30%
 
Total votes : 128

12 Oct 2012 14:13

LaFlorecita wrote:This 10 characters


Really? I would have thought you would spend the entire off season posting pictures in the Contador thread. :D
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12 Oct 2012 14:23

The result of the poll says it all: The post season is not much different than the rest of the year except perhaps for more time to acquire a sense of humor
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12 Oct 2012 14:27

as i recall last seasons off season involved lots and lots of arguing with airstream and some heated debates about whether Contador or Evans is the better tter.
The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


journalist with integrity.
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12 Oct 2012 14:30

The Hitch wrote:as i recall last seasons off season involved lots and lots of arguing with airstream and some heated debates about whether Contador or Evans is the better tter.


this winter it ill be frrome and AC
"I know how to ride my bike" - Nibali

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9LBsWCNE9I

Vuelta 06 - the greatest gt in history!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24TQdI7csHs
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12 Oct 2012 14:47

Thank God I have other hobbies.
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12 Oct 2012 14:51

Afrank wrote:Really? I would have thought you would spend the entire off season posting pictures in the Contador thread. :D


That too :D :D
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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12 Oct 2012 15:00

Watch Biathlon. Best sport in the world next to cycling.
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12 Oct 2012 15:07

Moving to the Clinic obviously. It could be a very busy winter.
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12 Oct 2012 15:11

Watch my local football team Kidderminster Harriers play home and away every week. Also the National Hunt horse racing season starts to get serious over the next few weeks. I shall be making several trips to Cheltenham racecourse for some meetings there.

The clinic should also be pretty busy over the next few weeks.

The new season will be here before we know it!
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12 Oct 2012 15:35

The Hitch wrote:Ill be on here arguing over hypotheticals, which riders are better, and looking for fights.


No you will not. ;)
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12 Oct 2012 16:08

kanari wrote:Anyway, the Tour Down Under is not that far away... ;)


Exactly. 20th of January 2013 should be Classic Criterium opener of TDU, but AFAIK, 3rd of January, there´ll be Herald Sun Tour, also in Australia, plus the Aussie Road and TT NCs. So November and December are the really only two months of the year without WT, HC and .1 racing.

The days of Het Volk being the first big thing are fortunately over. Nowadays, thank God, already January offers fast world class road racing, with TDU, San Luis, Amissa Bongo, Ouverture Marseillaise and Calabria (when it´s held in January). And these races are definetely taken serious also by the very best riders. Greipel is not worlds far away from his Tour sprint speed, Contador and Nibali do San Luis with just 2 or 3 kgs over Tour weight.

Still, this season isn´t over, with last stage Beijing, Tour de Vendee, Chrono des Nations and Japan Cup.
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12 Oct 2012 16:14

the asian wrote:Moving to the Clinic obviously. It could be a very busy winter.


The Clinic is now experiencing the culmination of years of diligent 'h8ing'. It's the place to be clearly.
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12 Oct 2012 17:33

24 hour biathlonvision thanks to the IBU's world class coverage and ZDF's video archive.

With occasional breaks for XC skiing and Nordic Combined.
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12 Oct 2012 18:14

Off season? Where do you see an off season?

We have 5 months of cyclocross ahead of us.

If there is such a thing as an off season, that would be in July but even then you have interesting races like the Tour of Austria. :D
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12 Oct 2012 18:20

Echoes wrote:Off season? Where do you see an off season?

We have 5 months of cyclocross ahead of us.

If there is such a thing as an off season, that would be in July but even then you have interesting races like the Tour of Austria. :D


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12 Oct 2012 18:31

I picked depression, but am now second guessing it. Need to start scouting this year's results for next year's fantasy team.
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12 Oct 2012 19:22

Watching cyclocross, yeeeha!
Should have been an option.
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12 Oct 2012 21:51

rghysens wrote:Watching cyclocross, yeeeha!
Should have been an option.


i like watching the races but miss having comentary in english, (I dont really understand the finer tactics I guess), is there english comentary on eursport anywhere? Or is anyone prepared to podcast some comentary for me?:D
as a side question, has any ex-mountain biker ie hejsedal/evans ever race cross and how do you think they would go?
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13 Oct 2012 03:14

Hugo Koblet wrote:Prepare your CQ team :p


Yes i have been doing that as well. I think it will be an obsession of mine now that NRL and AFL seasons are also over but there is Cricket and soccer.

I voted for re-watching races and just lurking about reading all the CN news and go on the forum.
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

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13 Oct 2012 08:25

austy37 wrote:i like watching the races but miss having comentary in english, (I dont really understand the finer tactics I guess), is there english comentary on eursport anywhere? Or is anyone prepared to podcast some comentary for me?:D
as a side question, has any ex-mountain biker ie hejsedal/evans ever race cross and how do you think they would go?


Miguel Martinez did some cyclocross races in Belgium a couple of years back, his results were somewhere between 20th-30th place.
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