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    For all you jingoists out there, Americans showed very well in the UCI worlds in Yorkshire. Today an American kid, Quinn Simmons, soloed to a victory in the Junior mens road race and another american took third after out-sprinting the bunch he was riding with. https://www.cyclingnews.com/races/uc...-race/results/

    Two days ago an American woman absolutely dominated the ITT, winning by over 1:30. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/li...ime-trial-live

    In the Mens elite ITT Rohan Dennis, last seen quitting the TdF by throwing down his bike and climbing into the team car mid-stage, won by over a minute. Lawson Craddock, the plucky Texan who finished as the Lanterne Rouge of the 2018 TDF after cracking his scapula in the first stage (while wearing number 13, for those fo you pay attention to the numbers), finished in 6th.

    The elite road race is the 29th with none of the usual suspects (Alaphilipe, Sagan, Gilbert, etc.) being American.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    For all you jingoists out there, Americans showed very well in the UCI worlds in Yorkshire. Today an American kid, Quinn Simmons, soloed to a victory in the Junior mens road race and another american took third after out-sprinting the bunch he was riding with. https://www.cyclingnews.com/races/uc...-race/results/

    Two days ago an American woman absolutely dominated the ITT, winning by over 1:30. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/li...ime-trial-live

    In the Mens elite ITT Rohan Dennis, last seen quitting the TdF by throwing down his bike and climbing into the team car mid-stage, won by over a minute. Lawson Craddock, the plucky Texan who finished as the Lanterne Rouge of the 2018 TDF after cracking his scapula in the first stage (while wearing number 13, for those fo you pay attention to the numbers), finished in 6th.

    The elite road race is the 29th with none of the usual suspects (Alaphilipe, Sagan, Gilbert, etc.) being American.
    Thanks for keeping us informed. Good job so maybe there's hope down the road in the TdF?
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    Racked up some major bonus points as I announced Mrs. PAC's main Christmas gift, a new ride. I had done a fair amount of research of the latest bikes, although mainly Specialized, Trek, Cervelo, Orbea, Look, and Pinarello. I then told her she was getting a new bike (she hadn't asked for one and this was very unexpected) and the price range I was looking at but had her make the ultimate decision after some test rides. The winner turned out to be the Specialized Roubaix Expert. She has enjoyed her Look 566, but it has ten years and around 50,000 miles on it, so it's certainly time for a change. She's already in love with the electronic shifters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    Racked up some major bonus points as I announced Mrs. PAC's main Christmas gift, a new ride. I had done a fair amount of research of the latest bikes, although mainly Specialized, Trek, Cervelo, Orbea, Look, and Pinarello. I then told her she was getting a new bike (she hadn't asked for one and this was very unexpected) and the price range I was looking at but had her make the ultimate decision after some test rides. The winner turned out to be the Specialized Roubaix Expert. She has enjoyed her Look 566, but it has ten years and around 50,000 miles on it, so it's certainly time for a change. She's already in love with the electronic shifters.
    That is awesome.

    I am looking for a used bike for my wife and would be happy to take this off your hands, but I think your wife may be a bit taller than mine in my recollection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    Racked up some major bonus points as I announced Mrs. PAC's main Christmas gift, a new ride. I had done a fair amount of research of the latest bikes, although mainly Specialized, Trek, Cervelo, Orbea, Look, and Pinarello. I then told her she was getting a new bike (she hadn't asked for one and this was very unexpected) and the price range I was looking at but had her make the ultimate decision after some test rides. The winner turned out to be the Specialized Roubaix Expert. She has enjoyed her Look 566, but it has ten years and around 50,000 miles on it, so it's certainly time for a change. She's already in love with the electronic shifters.
    I am very interested to see what she thinks of the electronic shifters after a few months. My main bike is going to be 20 years old next June and it still works great and feels like an old friend but I am starting to think about a new one. I hope you'll report more in the future.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPiney View Post
    That is awesome.

    I am looking for a used bike for my wife and would be happy to take this off your hands, but I think your wife may be a bit taller than mine in my recollection.
    I can think of no finer potential home for her Look than with Mrs. BP. But the missus is 5'7" and rides a 54 cm bike which would almost certainly be an uncomfortable fit.

    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    I am very interested to see what she thinks of the electronic shifters after a few months. My main bike is going to be 20 years old next June and it still works great and feels like an old friend but I am starting to think about a new one. I hope you'll report more in the future.
    I am, too, as I had been under the impression that the reviews would be mixed. But I polled a few friends with electronics, I was surprised that everyone one of them raved about them. But we'll see how it holds up and I'll let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    The winner turned out to be the Specialized Roubaix Expert.
    Dang! When did bikes get so expensive?

    That's about as much as two of the three motorcycles in my garage. I think I'll stick with my two 20+ year old mountain bikes.

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