Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 129
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Hell Track
    Posts
    8,328

    2019 Racing on Dirt

    The 2018 thread started as World Cup, but kinda spread into assorted other races. So we might as well just lump all of that into one through for this year. World Cup DH, World Cup XC, EWS, Hardline, whatever.

    Despite the fact that the first DH race isn't for over 2 months, Pinkbike's fantasy DH League is up again. I created a league called "TGR".

    Wondering who the Amaury of this season will be. i.e., who's the guy that had ok results last season, but is a consistent podium contender this year. Maybe Moir or Iles can put something together? And there's still Shaw, who always seems close. Also wondering if Gwin and Minnaar can make more consistent showings this year and stay healthy.

    It'll be interesting to see if doping allegations spread in the EWS. Could make things messy for everyone.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    North Worst
    Posts
    64
    I'll be joining the PB league... in hopes of plundering all other mags.

    I think Gwin will be very quick this year, as well as Minnaar and the whole SC gang. Tahnee will continue to give Rachel a good run, and hopefully can either pull out the overall or a worlds title. Kate Courtney will do well aboard scott, but will not dominate the women's field.

    I have no clue about enduro, maybe Sam can continue to reign. It would be pretty neat to see Richie do well again, seems like he's had some poor race luck the past 2 seasons. I would love to see Yoann win a race, he sure is jacked enough to do so....

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    382
    Canít wait to see what shakes out and what new comers break into the spotlight! Stoked to see it all unfold...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Virgina (It's humid here)
    Posts
    4,355
    You lost me at World Cup XC. Yawn!

    Seriously though, first big taster race is coming up soon at Windrock. Should be a good-un'
    If you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it tubeless, I will. I got spare time.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    in the trench
    Posts
    8,496
    Good plan lumping them. Keep it going a bit more. Couple months before the first ews. Daily and maes will be chomping at the bit. Hope Miranda makes an impact. Dh I want to see a bunch of girls push Rachel. Want to see Luca win at least one and maybe go on a roll and see Greenland get rowdy. Good courses this year. Was diggin the xc coverage. Tech was separating the players

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    North Worst
    Posts
    64
    made a TGR league for the Enduro fantasy. Should have a few more surprises than the DH league, in regards to available riders for cheap.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    in the trench
    Posts
    8,496
    I joined the tgr dh league. Didn’t see the enduro league. I’ll have to try and remember

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Hell Track
    Posts
    8,328
    Turns out that I'm gonna be in Europe for Lenzerheide. Might have to see if I can get there to watch, although logistically that's looking to be tricky.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    North Worst
    Posts
    64
    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    Turns out that I'm gonna be in Europe for Lenzerheide. Might have to see if I can get there to watch, although logistically that's looking to be tricky.
    Lenzerheide is supposed to be one of the better tracks to spectate at. Hopefully you can make it happen, world cup in person is very impressive to watch.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Can/USA
    Posts
    610
    I joined the TGR PB downhill league.... that is all.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Hell Track
    Posts
    8,328
    Joined the ews league. Kinda tricky since I think a lot of the less expensive riders only do 1 or 2 races through the season. Makes it hard to fill out a roster of people that're actually going to be at any given race.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Saratoga Springs, NY
    Posts
    1,421
    I ran a EWS fantasy league with some friends last season (just using spreadsheets...not easy but it kept me entertained) and while it was not surprising that blowing a lot of cash on Sam Hill ended up being a good move, other top-10 priced riders were much more variable due to injuries or mechanicals resulting in DNFs or DNSs. The nature of format really rewards riders who can ride at 90-95% the entire time, making sure to put down good times without putting themselves in a position where they start making mistakes and blow up on a stage or have a mechanical that takes them out of contention for the entire weekend.
    I also think some of the very budget priced riders will actually be good picks for some of the races where the locals tend to have an edge. I feel like the French riders really stepped it up at the Montagnes stop last year, for example.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    The Fish
    Posts
    2,987
    13 hours to make a EWS team if you are interested...
    a positive attitude will not solve all of your problems, but it may annoy enough people to make it worth the effort

    Formerly Rludes025

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Virgina (It's humid here)
    Posts
    4,355
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	p5pb16993086.jpg 
Views:	59 
Size:	244.2 KB 
ID:	275484
    Season is shaping up for the Bulldog!
    If you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it tubeless, I will. I got spare time.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    On a genuine ol' fashioned authentic steam powered aereoplane
    Posts
    12,135
    I think Brannigan will post some better results this year.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    in the trench
    Posts
    8,496
    Good start for the kiwis. Keegan was a force all week as well, or is he an aussie?
    Greenland and Brannigan runs are always a treat. Ultra loose. No idea how Laurie road that out

    Sent from my SM-G950W using TGR Forums mobile app

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Aspen
    Posts
    7,689
    Quote Originally Posted by grinch View Post
    Good start for the kiwis. Keegan was a force all week as well, or is he an aussie?
    Greenland and Brannigan runs are always a treat. Ultra loose. No idea how Laurie road that out

    Sent from my SM-G950W using TGR Forums mobile app
    Keegan was impressive. I'm curious if he'll be able to keep it up outside of his home turf.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Carbondale
    Posts
    10,302
    What happened with the Richie doping stuff?

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    1,479
    Quote Originally Posted by grskier View Post
    What happened with the Richie doping stuff?
    According to his Instagram he's chosen not to race (NZ + Tazmania) out of respect of the AFLD (French Anti-Doping Agency) and their investigation until they've come to a clear decision.

    "Good luck to everyone racing in Rotorua today!! Especially my @yeticycles boys. —————— With the 2019 season kicking off today, I wanted to give you guys some details on why im not competing. Believe me, its killing me not being there!! Unfortunately, my case has not yet been reviewed by the AFLD. Though I remain optimistic about the outcome of my hearing, I have decided not to compete in the upcoming EWS events in Rotorua or Tasmania out of respect for the AFLD and their process. I appreciate everyone’s continued support and look forward to putting this period behind me and getting back into racing."

    an-update-on-richie-rude-and-jared-graves-failed-drug-test-ews-france

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Carbondale
    Posts
    10,302
    Thanks for helping my lazy ass out.

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Carbondale
    Posts
    10,302
    Hill still not quite up to pace
    The answer to wheel size is apparently..... Yes.

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Hell Track
    Posts
    8,328
    Quote Originally Posted by grskier View Post
    Hill still not quite up to pace
    The answer to wheel size is apparently..... Yes.
    I think the answer to the wheel size debate for most people is 29", except when your sponsor doesn't make a long travel 29er then you make do with sticking a bigger wheel on the front.

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Virgina (It's humid here)
    Posts
    4,355
    Quote Originally Posted by grskier View Post
    Hill still not quite up to pace
    Sammy's face looked green. Gotta suck having the flu at one race, then flying straight to another venue to race again the next weekend.
    Martin dominating, but seems like his successes will be as tainted as his WC win. Can't ignore that Sam is sick and that Richie is MIA.
    Same goes with Isabaeu. Super stoked to see her winning. But nobody thinks she'd be doing it if Cecile were there.
    Would be better to see both of them winning with strong competition present.
    If you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it tubeless, I will. I got spare time.

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Virgina (It's humid here)
    Posts
    4,355
    Do we have confirmation on whether this weekends ixs race will be on the actual WC track? I suspect that will have great bearing on who's racing.
    If you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it tubeless, I will. I got spare time.

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    in the trench
    Posts
    8,496
    I think u heard it's about 90% the same. From Mulally's podcast, he's doesn't agree with that(unfair advantage) but if the ixs is going to do that he wants to be there.

    Sent from my SM-G950W using TGR Forums mobile app

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •