Steele Von Hoff's 2014 Pro Thread

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TdU Stage 1 was today so its time for the 2014 Pro Thread.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 21 January 2014 04:08 (four years ago) Permalink

Not a sprinter Gerrans pipping griepel to the line in a technical sprint. This seems to be his trick, pretty good trick if you ask me.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 21 January 2014 04:09 (four years ago) Permalink

Cadel is looking really hot. Sure Corkscrew hill is not the Gavia whatever Ligget thinks but he left porte and Gerrans standing.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 23 January 2014 04:29 (four years ago) Permalink

EXCELLENT choice of thread title

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/jan/24/chris-froome-sunburn-team-sky-mesh-jersey - I lol'd, in horror

12 years a slave to the rhythm (haitch), Monday, 27 January 2014 10:57 (four years ago) Permalink

AHAHAHAHAHAHA

credit for the thread title really goes to Mr and Mrs Von Hoff

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 28 January 2014 00:32 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah no I can't even larf that's horrific.

ad music for ad people (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 28 January 2014 00:44 (four years ago) Permalink

Certainly Boy van Poppel gives SVH a run for the money in the cool-name classification.

sous les paves, Thursday, 30 January 2014 19:26 (four years ago) Permalink

http://www.cameronwurf.blogspot.com.au/

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 1 February 2014 03:17 (four years ago) Permalink

steele was predictably nicknamed 'stainess' during the local season that got him the garmin contract

http://instagram.com/p/kB0OUZuit6/# <- quick vid of the sun tour prologue. the paint ahead of the manhole cover denotes the ramp-like lump of tarmac that the really commited guys got air over through that chicane.

12 years a slave to the rhythm (haitch), Friday, 7 February 2014 00:48 (four years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

“I am a bit of a wildcard in the race tomorrow, so I’ll be doing wild things,” Phinney joked in Kortrijk on Friday afternoon.

i ain't allergic i just sneeze a lot (Hunt3r), Friday, 28 February 2014 21:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Great to see Stannard pick up the win yesterday seeing as he spends most of his time right on the front of the peloton working for somebody else (and he deserved it for his effort in last year's frozen Milan-San Remo. Boonen today with loads of team mates in lead group of ten.

he is looking only the ball (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 2 March 2014 16:36 (four years ago) Permalink

http://instagram.com/p/lXaLRTutGL/

luv this

perfect putzy (haitch), Wednesday, 12 March 2014 05:49 (four years ago) Permalink

That is fantastic. Strade Bianche and Roma Maxima are fast becoming my favourite weekend of the year.

Do you know anywhere that shows Flanders or Roubaix live? Given I still can't get hired I'd be up for watching them late into the evening somewhere.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 12 March 2014 06:14 (four years ago) Permalink

amazing pic.

this video is private (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:03 (four years ago) Permalink

FYXO had paris-roubaix on at his shop for a couple of years there, but that's northside wheelers now. total thrush might have it! haha. I'll keep an eye out in any case.

perfect putzy (haitch), Thursday, 13 March 2014 12:47 (four years ago) Permalink

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/media/ALeqM5jLqloSVO8B6Bfq_O1jyeVMmEE_tw?size=l

smdh at this look, factory pilots windscreens are a concept that do not need resurrection.

i'm cool with effective messaging (Hunt3r), Thursday, 13 March 2014 15:58 (four years ago) Permalink

otoh it does look like winning, which forgives almost anything

i'm cool with effective messaging (Hunt3r), Thursday, 13 March 2014 16:00 (four years ago) Permalink

LOL, My current goggles are factory pilots.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 19:23 (four years ago) Permalink

I would wear POCs if I weren't poor

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 19:23 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah well, you make that shit look good! :)

i didn't really mind hejedal's Plastic Man POC plastic aviators, but man the slagter shades are at least not meant for his skinny face imo.

by the way, slagter's annihilation of the contenders in his second P-N win was amaaaaaaaayzing. it's one thing to blast off gilbert style, it's another to be so confident in your dominance that you can just cover three straight attacks, while riding on the front, always in the wind, while side-eyeing your opposition- like it ain't nothing. then a few hard strokes and taking it.

http://www.steephill.tv/players/720/eurosport/?title=Last+Km+of+Stage+7&dashboard=paris-nice&id=watch-slagter-win-paris-nice-164754485&yr=2014

a nation filled with lead (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 19:46 (four years ago) Permalink

Haven't got enough bandwidth to watch that but the reports seemed pretty impressive. There seem to be an embarrassment of classics young pretenders right now. Should be good watching them battle to ruin Boonen and cancellera's last hurrahs.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 22:02 (four years ago) Permalink

He is the reason I have a pair, he was on the post-giro show a couple of years ago wearing them and I went straight to eBay. Still haven't found any pink skinny jeans, though.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 22:22 (four years ago) Permalink

oh well, it was phinney pere in pilots

a nation filled with lead (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 22:48 (four years ago) Permalink

lol, i forget he could just be raiding the old man's cupboard

stakker human leg (haitch), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:12 (four years ago) Permalink

i mean i know he's not, but if anyone was ever going to...

stakker human leg (haitch), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:13 (four years ago) Permalink

Whenever I think of Davis he's in those bolle shields from coors light era. I had a pair of them they fucking pink. Fluoro pink. With this weird as detachable foam lined sweat bar.

a nation filled with lead (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:19 (four years ago) Permalink

"Were" f'ing pink

a nation filled with lead (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:20 (four years ago) Permalink

I think POC needs to revive detachable foam sweatbar, that was a feature.

a nation filled with lead (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:22 (four years ago) Permalink

I could do with some neon pick Bolles to go with my neon pick jersey and neon pink bar bike. POC pinks are more giro or fuchsia.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:25 (four years ago) Permalink

wanna embrace pink properly in next kit. has it been overdone?

stakker human leg (haitch), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:38 (four years ago) Permalink

I don't see a lot of it out on the roads of Melbourne, other than that one team that takes design cues from Lampre.

GF got me a great neon pink jersey and arm warmers from Northside Wheelers for Xmas, it has been my colour way since then.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:41 (four years ago) Permalink

lol guys how old are u my old ticker will not take another flouropink era i fear

a nation filled with lead (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 00:01 (four years ago) Permalink

richard moore tweeting last night post-MSR saying he chatted with kristoff at katusha team launch - was already fancying his chances, also said he feels as good after 290km as he does after 100

Mansplainingtomock (haitch), Monday, 24 March 2014 10:55 (four years ago) Permalink

Bloody DVR crapped out when Nibali attacked so I didn't get to see the end.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 24 March 2014 21:18 (four years ago) Permalink

my feed froze at 700m to go! after a minute it went straight to congratulatory hugs, but i saw the replays.

a nation filled with lead (Hunt3r), Monday, 24 March 2014 21:46 (four years ago) Permalink

fwiw I saw it all.

Ed - picture Nibali pulling away up the Cipressa, opening up a gap of about 45 seconds on the chasing peloton while getting closer and closer to the leading two. The Eurosport commentary team (now some Irish bloke partnering Sean Kelly, instead of the excellent David Harmon) say that he's gone so far out, he must be hoping he can catch those two by the end of the descent so that he'll have someone to share the work on the flat section before the Poggio. However, not long after that he goes flying straight past both of them and leaves them for dead on the soaking descent. But the gap is narrowing, slowly but surely, and he only has about 15 seconds when they reach the Poggio. He gets reeled in and instantly dropped. No attacks stick, the lead group, with Cavendish still in it, begin the terrifying descent into San Remo...

Hunter - they enter the final straight, Cavendish opens up his sprint early on the left (as we look at it), he goes into the lead, then suddenly seems to lose all energy and sits back down again, Kristoff storms clear and Cancellara is left banging his handlebars in frustrated cartoon villain style.

he is looking only the ball (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 24 March 2014 22:39 (four years ago) Permalink

Interestingly I think it was david harmon on the SBS feed

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 24 March 2014 22:49 (four years ago) Permalink

kelly on mine, but with whom i can't say.

a nation filled with lead (Hunt3r), Monday, 24 March 2014 22:54 (four years ago) Permalink

wait we didn't talk about contador and his breakaway trailer paperboying the final climb in that tirreno stage, did we? because im pretty sure when pistolero paperboys it's steep. amazing.

a nation filled with lead (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 25 March 2014 02:53 (four years ago) Permalink

that looked fucking. awful.

30% are you even

gbx, Wednesday, 26 March 2014 00:40 (four years ago) Permalink

Flanders was really good today, I thought

he is looking only the ball (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 6 April 2014 21:05 (four years ago) Permalink

I thought terpstra was going to get across at the end while the front four were freewheeling along looking at each other in the last km!

BARGEARSE (haitch), Sunday, 6 April 2014 23:15 (four years ago) Permalink

Damn, pity SBS only had the last 36km but at least the DVR kept up with it.

OPQS is looking like too many chiefs not enough indians, especially with boonen not firing on all cylinders. Also would have been interesting to see where gearing thomas may have ended up if he hadn't spent so much time on the deck.

Can't argue with Cancellara's tactical nouse, even if he can't TT off the front like he used to he can still out think the you guys in a small bunch. I have to ask the question, has he really lost the ability to dump people like he used to or has the change in course joined with a desire to win differently? It certainly makes for better TV.

Track standing in the velodrome next sunday?

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 6 April 2014 23:29 (four years ago) Permalink

omg that crash roll at steephill esp jvs :(

ale burphard iii (Hunt3r), Monday, 7 April 2014 00:03 (four years ago) Permalink

Gearing Thomas

he is looking only the ball (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 7 April 2014 08:16 (four years ago) Permalink

Seriously, this poor guy has a hex on him.

Madchen, Friday, 9 May 2014 21:01 (four years ago) Permalink

Watching a bit of the Tour of California - those roads look great

Turtleneck Work Solutions (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 11 May 2014 21:39 (four years ago) Permalink

Wind! Chaos! This is already more interesting than the Giro d'Irlanda

Turtleneck Work Solutions (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 11 May 2014 21:45 (four years ago) Permalink

Blimey, Rolland. Has he got this?

Madchen, Saturday, 17 May 2014 15:00 (four years ago) Permalink

He can't hang on for 1.4k, shurely.

Madchen, Saturday, 17 May 2014 15:04 (four years ago) Permalink

This is like watching a lion chasing a baby wildebeest.

Madchen, Saturday, 17 May 2014 15:06 (four years ago) Permalink

Nom.

Madchen, Saturday, 17 May 2014 15:07 (four years ago) Permalink

oh god that premature post-up in the TOC was sort of heart-breaking to watch

gbx, Saturday, 17 May 2014 23:22 (four years ago) Permalink

It was agony :(

Madchen, Sunday, 18 May 2014 09:31 (four years ago) Permalink

i can't watch it again

gbx, Monday, 19 May 2014 00:28 (four years ago) Permalink

The look on his face just before he looks round is utterly priceless.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 19 May 2014 00:30 (four years ago) Permalink

i said i can't

gbx, Monday, 19 May 2014 00:30 (four years ago) Permalink

i enjoyed the hell out of watching battaglin bridge up and just know exactly what he could do, and needed to do.

playback in metal position (Hunt3r), Saturday, 24 May 2014 20:08 (four years ago) Permalink

Must have been a hideous feeling for Cataldo

Turtleneck Work Solutions (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Saturday, 24 May 2014 20:23 (four years ago) Permalink

Miserable conditions today. In theory this descent off the stelvio has been neutralised but nobody seems to have told the riders.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 27 May 2014 13:50 (four years ago) Permalink

proper finish, this! so many hairpins!

sideshow boob (haitch), Tuesday, 27 May 2014 15:28 (four years ago) Permalink

amazing performance from ryder, I assumed quintana would've shredded him.

sideshow boob (haitch), Tuesday, 27 May 2014 15:29 (four years ago) Permalink

That was a proper stage

Turtleneck Work Solutions (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Tuesday, 27 May 2014 16:36 (four years ago) Permalink

I went to bed in the valley after the stelvio. The confusion on the descent offers a glimpse of what it might be like with no race radios. This is turning into a proper race.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 27 May 2014 20:53 (four years ago) Permalink

I went to bed in the valley after the stelvio

Somewhat impractical?

Turtleneck Work Solutions (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Tuesday, 27 May 2014 21:54 (four years ago) Permalink

That was a proper stage

― Turtleneck Work Solutions (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:36 AM (9 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

otm

gbx, Wednesday, 28 May 2014 02:00 (four years ago) Permalink

Watching the post giro show, Processo alls tappa, right now. The story is that the neutralisation was never announced on radio corsa and that's the only official source of race info. General opinion is it's Uran and everyone else's fail for not responding to Quintana getting away. Riders should thing on the road not rely on their earpieces.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 28 May 2014 02:07 (four years ago) Permalink

really enjoy seeing quintana on the podium smiling, because on the bike he often just looks sorta robotic, with very little expression. in contrast to aru, whom i also like.

52 hertz so good (Hunt3r), Saturday, 31 May 2014 05:34 (four years ago) Permalink

Here's a photo of him on the by sort of smiling.

https://twitter.com/velocast/status/472396959849148416/photo/1

Otherwise the level of focus is somewhat terrifying.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 31 May 2014 06:00 (four years ago) Permalink

on the by - on the bike

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 31 May 2014 06:00 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Tour de France 2014

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 07:45 (four years ago) Permalink

I know him more from MotoGP, but figured this was a good place to ask the Brits:

What is Carlton Kirby's accent exactly? I figure it's Northern, but is it Manchester? Sheffield?

― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, April 13, 2014 7:54 AM (2 months ago)

oh btw Kirby called Sheffield his home town the other day, I was on the right track.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 9 July 2014 03:59 (four years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

pissing down at the commonwealth games road race - isle of man man peter kennaugh has been away solo since the first lap with 60km to go. cav is playing DS for him in the car! is our man on the ground cozen there, I wonder?

ANTACID TRAX (haitch), Sunday, 3 August 2014 13:49 (four years ago) Permalink

Heartbreaking seeing Emma Pooley coming across the line in tears. She's retiring, in part because there aren't enough races for a a female climber/time trialist.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 3 August 2014 20:29 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

http://tourtracker.usaprocyclingchallenge.com/

scenic views right now on kebler pass (dirt!)

a series of sleeps (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 20:45 (four years ago) Permalink

Pipi and Popo commenting on a stopped race with no pictures is about the worst

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 21:26 (four years ago) Permalink

welp, too bad about stoppage, but tourism tip if you ever want to see the aspens in full color in colorado, kebler is probably about the best place imo.

a series of sleeps (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 21:42 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

le tour - the one that shows whose really best
giro - the one i want to see in person
la vuelta - the one that always seems to deliver the best crazy ass racing

this 5km is like, what i want every gt to deliver. it's goddamn glorious.

http://www.steephill.tv/players/youtube3/?title=Last+5+Km+of+Stage+14&dashboard=vuelta-a-espana&id=SY7WPlTHnDM&yr=2014

music for cryonic suspension (Hunt3r), Saturday, 6 September 2014 23:47 (four years ago) Permalink

https://twitter.com/RydersMotor

music for cryonic suspension (Hunt3r), Saturday, 6 September 2014 23:51 (four years ago) Permalink

Pretty good assessment. Giro is also best at media and easiest to watch in the way I want to watch it. Although having said that la videotape is going through my favourite part of spam over the next week and I wish I were there.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 7 September 2014 10:30 (four years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjjM2tI6THs

gbx, Thursday, 18 September 2014 17:59 (four years ago) Permalink

minute left

gbx, Thursday, 18 September 2014 17:59 (four years ago) Permalink

way to go jensie

gbx, Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:06 (four years ago) Permalink

was nice hearing ppl pronounce his name right.

music for cryonic suspension (Hunt3r), Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:35 (four years ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/SU7Jsnr.jpg

gbx, Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:36 (four years ago) Permalink

"im cycling bacon"

music for cryonic suspension (Hunt3r), Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:56 (four years ago) Permalink

love how every $250 aero helmet now looks exactly like a department store cheapie.

music for cryonic suspension (Hunt3r), Thursday, 18 September 2014 19:08 (four years ago) Permalink

Jens Voigt what's on your iPod

Warmup:

REO Speedwagon "Keep on loving you"
Brian Adams "Summer of 69"
Journey "Wheel in the sky"
Air supply "Making Love out of Nothing at All“
Metallica "Turn the page"

Hour Record:
Republica "Ready to go"
P.O.D. "Feel so alive"
Metallica "One"
AC/DC "Hells Bells"
AC/DC "Highway to hell"
Farmerboys "Here comes the pain"
Ugly Kid Joe "Goddam Devil"
AC/DC "Thunderstruck"
Black Sabbath "Paranoid"
Metallica “Frayed ends of sanity"
Europe "Final Countdown"

Cooldown:

Metallica "Nothing else matters"
Cranberries "Zombie"
Kansas "Dust in the wind"
Air Supply "All out of love"
Lita Ford/ Ozzy Osbourne "Close my eyes forever"

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 19 September 2014 12:59 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Not sure I like the idea of the top cyclists competing in all three grand tours. I mean, I love the idea of seeing the big fish go head to head more often, but comparing the cycling calendar to sports like tennis seems a bit wrongheaded given the energy expense over such long periods of time. Am I missing something?

Madchen, Thursday, 9 October 2014 09:44 (four years ago) Permalink

Ooh hello, a finish *and* a start in Rodez next year? That is highly convenient for my parents' place.

Madchen, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 22:16 (four years ago) Permalink

one TT at the start! froome unimpressed according to reports.

the "all the big names at all grand tours" thing would help strengthen the position of the giro and vuelta, which would be good. I'm sceptical to say the least at the level of form each contender would bring to each race, though - which is probably the main issue that counts against it.

DigitalNativeDunce (haitch), Wednesday, 22 October 2014 22:34 (four years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

RIP Paul Sherwen.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 3 December 2018 02:26 (one week ago) Permalink


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