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Anyone seen that peloton ad?

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by oragator1, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. VAg8r1

    VAg8r1 GC Hall of Fame

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    Actually it's a group of riders in a bike race who ride in close proximity so they can draft each other. I kind of like the commercial and my wife didn't find it offensive at all. Her only complaint was that the actress playing Peloton girl was in perfect shape before she even used the stationary bike.
     
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  2. anstro76

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    Ok so go left got it. We're gonna score on this one.
     
  3. lacuna

    lacuna The Conscience of Too Hot Moderator VIP Member

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    Thanks for the response,VA. My older son rode competitively when he was in high school so knew the word, but was curious if any others reading Too Hot might also know it. At one time I was a Tour de France fan but Lance Armstrong's lies and the doping scandals spoiled it for me.
     
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    listened to a a good podcast on the ride back from the mts last week. The whole thing was good (IMO Baby's got bank was the best segment), but meatball & chain was about a cheater in a Gville race & how it haunted both riders for decades.

    Meatball and Chain - This American Life

    this seg was great too. Tells the weird origin of the MSG myth.

    Humor Is Not The Best Medicine - This American Life

    babies got bank...love the ending

    Babies Got Bank - This American Life

    so, if you got some time, get the fire cracklin & take a listen.
     
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  5. VAg8r1

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    I used to ride quite a bit, never competitively though, and not so much any more although I keep telling myself I should start again. I'm familiar with the term because I watch the Tour de France as well as other road races including Olympic cycling events.

    Probably not in the Olympics because athletes are heavily monitored, apparently doping in professional cycling is endemic. Armstrong just happened to have gotten caught and he made matters worse by lying about it although I guess cheating and lying go hand in hand.
     
  6. NavyGator93

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    I knew what it meant because I was a roadie forever but have done mostly mountain bikes for the past couple of decades. I no longer ride in groups or wear Lycra.
    Couldn’t imagine riding on roads nowadays, everyone staring at their phone.
     
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    FYI I knew it too. I think when the peloton crosses the finish they all receive the same time even though they are not side by side.
     
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    It’s always been risky. A ChE professor when I was at UF was run off the road and killed riding home down in 441.
     
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    I would think it is riskier now. Glance at other drivers these days, so many texting or watching videos.
     
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    Long time bike rider (mainly casual). I'm increasingly wary of the areas/neighborhoods I ride in. Lot of jackasses out there.

    As for the commercial, i thought the controversy would be that she was taking a selfie while riding, which is unsafe and a good way to bust your butt. Actual commercial didn't really bother me or my wife.
     
  11. lacuna

    lacuna The Conscience of Too Hot Moderator VIP Member

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    "I think when the peloton crosses the finish they all receive the same time even though they are not side by side."

    Thanks for the information. I did not know this or had forgotten it. I looked it up and you are correct. General classification - Wikipedia

    "Riders who finish in the same group are awarded the same time, with possible subtractions due to time bonuses. Two riders are said to have finished in the same group if the gap between them is less than three seconds. A crash or mechanical incident in the final three kilometers of a stage that finishes without a categorised climb usually means that riders thus affected are considered to have finished as part of the group they were with at the 3km mark, so long as they finish the stage."

    Back in the summer of 1987, when my son was seriously training and competing, we had a French exchange student stay with us for about 4 weeks. His father worked for Crédit Lyonnais, the French bank that sponsored the Tour and provided the yellow jerseys worn by the stage leaders each day. He sent one to my son who was thrilled to receive it. He never wore it but kept it and still had it when I asked him about it last year.
     
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