The little icon in the upper left on the Vuelta feed is really useful for things like echelons, when it’s important to know which moto you’re looking at. 

But for the chopper shot? Like,  I think it’s pretty evident we’re watching this from a helicopter. Do they have more than one on the event?

 

Latest How The Race Was Won reveals the mystery of Chris Froome’s stem. Hashtag: marginalgains.

 

Bit of a weird moment in yesterday’s Vuelta stage—after Ryder’s crash, his bike appears to be spun in a circle by its rear wheel. 

Shades of "motorized doping", perhaps—but it’s important to note that the device RAI profiled back in 2010 added watts by actually turning the cranks. Hesjedal’s aren’t turning here.

My guess would be the rear wheel kept spinning as he slid out, and still had enough energy to rotate the bike when it came back in touch with the ground. 

Plenty of other reasons why a motor wouldn’t really work here, but I don’t want to act like this is a theory that needs to be debunked. It sure does look weird, though.

(h/t to Dale Danner on FB)

 

Making shirts, checking “phacts”.

Para-cyclists are badass. 

(via thechadandrews’ Instagram)

californiastreaming:

The best trophies are the ones that come with a guard so you don’t poke your eye out with a knife tip.

Homer on order-of-reg staging.(he’s actually talking about The Stonecutters, from episode 2F09, ”Homer the Great”)

Homer on order-of-reg staging.

(he’s actually talking about The Stonecutters, from episode 2F09, ”Homer the Great”)

Here you go, Internet—too close for missiles, switching to guns. As a gif.

You’re welcome.

   -Cosmo

[from Top Gun (1986)—and the latest #htrww]

 

Maverick: Yes ma’am, the data on the Vuelta is inaccurate.

Charlie: How’s that, Lieutenant?

Maverick: Well, I just happened to see an unlicensed content creator make a…

Goose: We!

Maverick: Uh, sorry, Goose. *We* happened to see unlicensed content creator make a compelling, funny, intelligent Vuelta video.

Charlie: Where did you see this?

Maverick: Uh, that’s classified.

Charlie: It’s what?

Maverick: It’s classified. I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.

Powers stresses that a full-on dance move, such as the Leg Wobble he demonstrates here, is an example to be avoided. Keep your barrier hopping at the level of a style; cf., the Shoulder Lean. 
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Powers stresses that a full-on dance move, such as the Leg Wobble he demonstrates here, is an example to be avoided. Keep your barrier hopping at the level of a style; cf., the Shoulder Lean

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