You Boys in Green Homepage YBIG Shop
Forum Home Forum Home : Other Forums : Whatever!
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Cycling
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Cycling

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 456
Author
Message
irishmufc View Drop Down
Robbie Keane
Robbie Keane
Avatar
I love Vulvas

Joined: 09 Aug 2011
Location: Dublin
Status: Offline
Points: 21682
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote irishmufc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jul 2020 at 4:26pm
From feudal serf to spender,
This wonderful world of purchase power
Back to Top
Shoco View Drop Down
Roy Keane
Roy Keane
Avatar
Hail Hail the Celts are here

Joined: 14 Dec 2008
Location: Celthick Park
Status: Offline
Points: 13574
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shoco Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 11:28am
Ronan McLoughlin has broken the eversting worl record set by Alberto Contador Clap

Basically you have to repeat a hill until you gain the same elevation of Mt.Everest 8848m


YOUR 3 IN A ROW LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
Back to Top
Shedite View Drop Down
Jack Charlton
Jack Charlton
Avatar

Joined: 09 Dec 2011
Status: Offline
Points: 7010
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shedite Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 2:09pm
Originally posted by Shoco Shoco wrote:

Ronan McLoughlin has broken the eversting worl record set by Alberto Contador Clap

Basically you have to repeat a hill until you gain the same elevation of Mt.Everest 8848m

Shoco, if an amateur athlete had broken the marathon world record what would your first thought be? 

I realise you're into your cycling, as am I, but are we giving this lad a pass because he's Irish? He's competing in an event where there are no doping control
Back to Top
Shoco View Drop Down
Roy Keane
Roy Keane
Avatar
Hail Hail the Celts are here

Joined: 14 Dec 2008
Location: Celthick Park
Status: Offline
Points: 13574
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shoco Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 3:14pm
Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

Originally posted by Shoco Shoco wrote:

Ronan McLoughlin has broken the eversting worl record set by Alberto Contador Clap

Basically you have to repeat a hill until you gain the same elevation of Mt.Everest 8848m

Shoco, if an amateur athlete had broken the marathon world record what would your first thought be? 

I realise you're into your cycling, as am I, but are we giving this lad a pass because he's Irish? He's competing in an event where there are no doping control


The I would say they are on drugs obviously.

All pro marathon runner run marathons, i'd say about 1% of pro cyclists have actually attempted the everesting challenge.

The reason he gets a pass is:

1) He's an amateur, but not in the same way that you or me are as he's actually a former pro.

2) The record he broke, was also held by an amateur (albeit a from mutliple gand tour winner)

3) Everesting only really took off during the lockdown, it’s not an event, it’s just a challenge, 99% of people that do it are just trying to complete, it only became a thing during lockdown to see who could do it fastest

4) The everesting challenge is not something pro riders actually do, so he wasn't competing against them (completely different to comparing it to a marathon because all marathon runners actually run marathons!!!)

5) if all current pro cyclists were to try it, I would expect them to smash him time, only the lightweight climbers obviously, the sprinters would never be able to do it.

6) having seen his bike for the record, he saved a crap load of weight of it compared to what the previous record holder did.

7) As this was his second attempt, he changed the stretch of road to do it, making it shorter but steeper.

So for the reason above you cant compare to a marathon, there is absolutley no similarities at all.
Now if Froome/Bernal/Quintana etc were to attempt if and not beat his time assuming they had an optimum climb to do it on then maybe you could ask questions but a bit of perspective is needed.

It's basically saying an amatuer holds the 50k record because pro marathon runners don't run that distance.


Edited by Shoco - 01 Aug 2020 at 7:41am

YOUR 3 IN A ROW LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
Back to Top
McG View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar
SISAO? What the hell is SISAO?

Joined: 27 Jan 2008
Location: Christmas Island
Status: Offline
Points: 22530
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote McG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 3:42pm
Originally posted by Shoco Shoco wrote:

Ronan McLoughlin has broken the eversting worl record set by Alberto Contador Clap

Basically you have to repeat a hill until you gain the same elevation of Mt.Everest 8848m


Honestly sounds like hell
YBIG Table Quiz winner 2016 & 2017
AS YOU WERE McGx

Back to Top
Shoco View Drop Down
Roy Keane
Roy Keane
Avatar
Hail Hail the Celts are here

Joined: 14 Dec 2008
Location: Celthick Park
Status: Offline
Points: 13574
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shoco Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 4:08pm
Originally posted by McG McG wrote:

Originally posted by Shoco Shoco wrote:

Ronan McLoughlin has broken the eversting worl record set by Alberto Contador Clap

Basically you have to repeat a hill until you gain the same elevation of Mt.Everest 8848m


Honestly sounds like hell


Yeah, mental torture aswell as physical! Average gradient was nearly 15%

Might be tempted to try the uphill hour challenge, same sort of thing, see how much elevation gain you can get in an hour, you just have to finish at the same point you started at

YOUR 3 IN A ROW LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
Back to Top
Shoco View Drop Down
Roy Keane
Roy Keane
Avatar
Hail Hail the Celts are here

Joined: 14 Dec 2008
Location: Celthick Park
Status: Offline
Points: 13574
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shoco Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2020 at 9:08pm
Jesus horrific crash in the sprint in the tour of Poland today, hope Jacobson and the photographer are ok

YOUR 3 IN A ROW LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
Back to Top
Denis Irwin View Drop Down
Robbie Keane
Robbie Keane
Avatar
Stay Home & watch Lethal Weapon

Joined: 03 Feb 2008
Location: Ath Cliath
Status: Offline
Points: 35097
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Denis Irwin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2020 at 9:14pm
Originally posted by Shoco Shoco wrote:

Jesus horrific crash in the sprint in the tour of Poland today, hope Jacobson and the photographer are ok


Not in a good way according to the Tour Doc Cry




#BREAKING Fabio Jakobsen in life-threatening state after #TourofPoland crash according to the race doctor


Replying to and
#UPDATE "His life is directly under threat. He has lost an enourmous amount of blood and has suffered significant injuries" #TourofPoland doctor Barbara Jerschina to local television channel Polsat Sport about Fabio Jakobsen
Eamonn Dunphy:"I'll tell you who wrote it, Rod Liddle, he's the guy who ran away and left his wife for a young one".

Bill O'Herlihy: Ah ye can't be saying that now Eamonn
Back to Top
Shoco View Drop Down
Roy Keane
Roy Keane
Avatar
Hail Hail the Celts are here

Joined: 14 Dec 2008
Location: Celthick Park
Status: Offline
Points: 13574
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shoco Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2020 at 9:53pm
yeah, the updates have not been good so far. There was a rider killed in this race last year 

YOUR 3 IN A ROW LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 456
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.00
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.