Wait guys what the fuck happened yesterday? - matt17br (Café Pedro 11: The Spammish Inquisition)
We Should Franchise
11! Eleven! Café Pedro enters a new chapter in it's life on PCM.Daily. We began back on the 9th April 2008. The opening page took eleven days to fill (there's that number again). Of the 20 posts only 5 are from still active members: CrueTruex2, Crommy, Levi4life and Wackojackohighcliffe. It's a strange thing to see now. Café Pedro is an institution of the site and is the hub for Off-Topic Everything Else discussion and every 100 pages we begin a new one.
Café Pedro 10 lasted just over 11 months (eleven again), a massive improvement on many of the previous incarnations. Café Pedro 11 is here and how long will it last? My bet is that it will break the year in length. A bumpy birth but only good things lie ahead for Café Pedro 11: The Spammish Inquisition.
All too frequently i seem to write that an Admin is stepping down. Jesleyh is the latest to join the list. To some members the news didn't come as a surprise. Jesleyh had taken a noticeble step back from the stie over the past few months, having previously left the DB team as well. Last night he came back, very briefly, to post an explanation and to confirm he's left his Admin position.
A huge part of the DB team, especially Stats, for a few years as well as just one of the most active and involved members of the site. Jesleyh was heavily involved in a lot of the site but life catches up with us all. He will be seriously missed by all. Read his full post here. Vaarwel mijn vriend!
So much Man Game! Let's rattle through this at speed.
Avenir! Lachlan Morton took the GC victory! A close battle with Lecuisiner, who took the Points jersey, captivated the audiences coming right down the final stage. We also saw Zabel dominate the sprints and some great attacking action on the hilly stages. Cracking edition of the race.
The World Championships are incoming. The Route Vote closed and Paarl, South Africa, earned the honor of hosting cyclings premier event. It's going to be a tough race for the climbers and we can get an idea of who'll be in attendence as the Ride Nominations are currently open as well.
National Championships are a bit further away, but you can now vote for which route you think should be raced for each nation. Following in the wake of success last year we will be using the MGUCI Custom routes, but obviously every nation will be tackling a new one.
The ProTour has headed to Colombia. A climbers fest of an event it will captivate as they duel on some of the hardest, longest and highest mountain passes in the world. The ProContinental Tour tackles it's own GT in the Tour of America. A huge race for the Relegation fight with a lot on the line for tones of teams. A massive massive race for any team involved. The Continental Tour goes down under for the Herald Sun Tour where Kruopis is on the verge of victory, whilst Simon of OTP took victory in Greece.
Story Games Summary
I'll keep this brief. ICL16 is still deep in it's transfer period. New teams are taking shape and there is adecent amount of reshaping in the existing teams. Rattling through is the ICL, still one of the best organised intitiatives on the site thanks to Bikex and his excel skills.
CX:AND is closing in on the World Championships. Between now and then are a few more races and a lot of action and intrigue. Vague wants to seal his wins, Cornelis wants to show he is still the best, Bakari wants to show Africa can compete, and Listerijn wants to take Goldenberg to court. And much more!
New faces in rFactor. Comstar is all new and Tangofoxx is pretty new to the league (and the site). Tango has provided some great new graphics just in time for the Practice event at Interlagos tonight. The rFactor league more popular than ever and the Brazilian event could be the best yet.
Thread of the Week
You'd think it would be Pedro or CX:AND, but you'd be wrong! News In October takes the honor in the week we saw the Tour de France route announced. Just because the main season is now over doesn't mean there can't be news and discussion on real world cycling!