Because this is a news show or something, Catalunya, Trofeo Binda, Gent-Wevelgem, herding a peloton of cats, weather, motors, reporting, impressions, Be King of America, Flanders, banking on upstream sources with the optimism of a Californian water manager in the 1960s.
thoughts on “The Week in Bike #63 – Talent Retention”
Why would the American broadcasters show races like the Tour of Dubai and not Flanders? That shows very bad priorities and understanding of the sport.
Say it ain’t so, Cosmo!! Say it ain’t so.
Don’t leave us quite yet.
Hey Cosmo, what VPN source do you use? It is unclear to me which one would cover most or all of European races (ie in different countries). Thanks
Ridiculous that Americans have such a challenge to just watch the races. I usually end up watching off from some poor resolution stream with a bunch of weird pop ups. I would gladly pay a reasonable fee to watch my favorite races especially if they had better commentary, better viewing experience like on bike cameras, and viewing features like the Amgen tour of Cali app. Painfully obvious.
Motor specialist here.
Too damn hard to put a motor in a racing frame. The amount of crap left over from frame fabrication, irregular frame shapes (like who even uses a round seat tube anymore), and the combination of size, motor RPM, gearbox losses, noise, battery weight and size, control system communication cables (carbon fiber shields radio waves), losses when idle, heat produced, “the unproven technology screwup factor”, oh and suddenly your bike weighs 4kilos more than everyone else.
No, just no.
it was broadcast in the US, but on a little known soccer channel (BeIn) that few people have and to add to the problem it was shown the next day.