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gerry12ie

Velogames Giro d'Italia

Velogames Giro Just Cycling mini-league code 01190446.
HuwB

Ok, so I've seen it this time. Embarassed  Wink
I'm in.
Tres tough this time around.
Riders either too expensive, too unlikely or just too much of an unknown quantity, form wise.
Nolte

Team Nolte - PEN is in
Fontfroide

Team Occitan is in.

Although it needs a bit of tinkering.  Hope I have time.
HuwB

Fontfroide wrote:
Team Occitan is in.

Although it needs a bit of tinkering.  Hope I have time.


You have until Friday evening, when the first team rolls down the start ramp.
I've been tinkering and can't get it anywhere near right.
Now thinking about a complete re-shuffle of the GC boys.
Fontfroide

I am really glad I entered again.  I learn humility, although not so much with the results being based on the TTT.

Still I am 9454 or something like that.  Imagine, this is only one game and 10,000 or more geeks are playing.
JohnD

Hands up those who had Dan Martin in their team  cheers
Fontfroide

Of course.

Except I had one team, in some game, that didn't have him.  Oh well.  
On the other hand, I sometimes have a guy on my teams, maybe one or two or even three that score almost no points or utterly no points during an entire GT.  Better bad luck than a bad choice.
Biosphere

I have had my belated coming out tonight. The usual BMC Retirement Home. Thanks to Gerry for sorting us a Mini League.
maffy

bio and ff make the first page with nary a tab paper between them

Fontfroide

I reach across virtual space to shake the hand of Bio.  Gotta admit it was close, but I had fun seeing my team creep toward the top.
Biosphere

I shake it back. Been away for a few days. Went away with what I thought was a comfortable 400 point or so lead. Good job Mezgec did his stuff today Smile
gerry12ie

Biosphere wrote:
I shake it back. Been away for a few days. Went away with what I thought was a comfortable 400 point or so lead. Good job Mezgec did his stuff today Smile


Thought you might have made it to Thurles today... Wink  The perplexed creature that is the Limerick hurling fan is on the march again (and at a very silly bookies price of 3/1 Very Happy  Very Happy)
HuwB

Biosphere wrote:
I shake it back. Been away for a few days. Went away with what I thought was a comfortable 400 point or so lead. Good job Mezgec did his stuff today Smile


He's all I had left!
Not so much the old KOD as a nuclear holocaust. Embarassed
Mrs John Murphy

Is there going to be a league for this Giro?
HuwB

Mrs John Murphy wrote:
Is there going to be a league for this Giro?


Funny you should ask. The game went up and running this morning.

League Name: Justcycling
League Code: 05143749


How's that? Wink
Mrs John Murphy

I've never played this before. So be gentle
gerry12ie

Rockers Uptown is in.
Mrs John Murphy

Bribes, bungs, needles and bloodbags is in Smile
gerry12ie

Mrs John Murphy wrote:
Bribes, bungs, needles and bloodbags is in Smile


I hope you have stacked up with Southeast riders so... Wink
Fontfroide

Mrs John Murphy wrote:
I've never played this before. So be gentle


Nice game this.  You pick your team, and then sit back and watch the complex indecipherable scoring system work.   You get lucky or you don't.
Fontfroide

OK, I admit it.  I was having such fun doing teams that I did two this time.  The real one is Team Occitan, the other one is Team Alter.  Sorry about that, but one has Contador and Porte and the other does not.  I didn't mean to cheat or anything, just got carried away.  

Morally speaking, only Team Occitan counts as my real team.
gerry12ie

You haven't entered the JC league yet, FF
mazda

'Back to my roots' entered.
Fontfroide

gerry12ie wrote:
You haven't entered the JC league yet, FF


Team Alter and Team Occitan are entered.  Thanks for the reminder.

Having "cheated a bit" and entered the two teams, no reason anyone else should not.  I have two email addresses, so I just used the other one.  Quite different teams.  Not sure which will even do the best job of raking in the points.
HuwB

Fontfroide wrote:
gerry12ie wrote:
You haven't entered the JC league yet, FF


Team Alter and Team Occitan are entered.  Thanks for the reminder.

Having "cheated a bit" and entered the two teams, no reason anyone else should not.  I have two email addresses, so I just used the other one.  Quite different teams.  Not sure which will even do the best job of raking in the points.


They aren't showing up in the JC league, as far as I can see.
Are you sure you used the right code?

I fancy entering 2 teams, because this time I'm finding it so hard to get anywhere near a team I have confidence in.
Did you use 2 e mails or were you just able to go with just the one, FF?


Now, he's gone and done a game for the flipping AToC.
A team for California rather picks itself, unlike the Italian job.
Fontfroide

OK, I forgot to "confirm" the entries, they are both there now.

I entered one team with my normal email address.  But I also have a backup Gmail address that I use in certain circumstances.  I entered another team with that address, so I can only assume they only care about addresses.  So try it with another address.
HuwB

I did and now have my second team, which I drew up in 5 minutes.
It looks better than the team that took me two days! Embarassed
Not one duplicate, either.
Fontfroide

HuwB wrote:
I did and now have my second team, which I drew up in 5 minutes.
It looks better than the team that took me two days! Embarassed
Not one duplicate, either.


Jolly good.  I think the more teams there are in a league the more generally interesting it is.

In that trivial way that these games are interesting, to be sure.  I love to spend time on them, and then when I get too involved I realise I am spending a lot of time on something that is not that important.  Even if I would like to win and beat you all.
Nolte

nolte - pen is in

all these teams are tiring me out Sad
Biosphere

I don't know about all this two team carry on Laughing

You lot would have elected both Milibands to lead Labour and waited to see which one got on best Wink

I am suffering from Team Fatigue. One is enough and I've skipped ToC. Was debating Gilbert for Velogames and had expected to be back from garden centre for final decision on Saturday. So is he going for green (which was my inkling) and chasing points at the intermediate, or seconds and pink? At least I put him in Noel's team.
Fontfroide

Tag team Milibands, sounds like a great spectacle.  Spruce up the news a bit.  

As for two teams, the fun of these games, the deep fun, is picking the team.  But you are right, there is something faintly extra sily about having two teams or three.  

For the Tour I am not even going to bother with a team of guys worth two points or less.  But I will go for one that has only French guys, they did well last year.  And then a couple of others with two or the big favourites in each one.  Already looking forward to it.
Nolte

at first rest day



   1889 points     BMC Retirement Home    Paddy Fitz
   1775 points    Nolte - Pen    Phil
   1732 points    Rockers Uptown    Flandria
   1557 points    Team Alter    Larzac
   1491 points    The B team    HuwB
   1351 points    Team Occitan    Fontfroide
   1317 points    Bribes, bungs, needles and bloodbags    Mrs John Murphy
   1282 points    Kelly`s Heroes    MellowV
   1229 points    Back to my roots    mazda
Fontfroide

Can it be the case that two in the group, FF and Huw, are doing better with their "second team" than with their first.  At least at this point.  Amusing I would say.
Nolte

second rest day
3298 pointsThe B teamHuwB
2993 pointsRockers Uptown Flandria
2930 pointsTeam AlterLarzac
2668 pointsNolte - PenPhil
2428 pointsBMC Retirement Home Paddy Fitz
2237 pointsTeam Occitan Fontfroide
2222 pointsBribes, bungs, needles and bloodbags Mrs John Murphy
2050 pointsKelly`s HeroesMellowV
1909 pointsBack to my roots mazda
Fontfroide

Second teams of Huw and FF still doing stunningly and overwhelmingly better than first teams.

We should do interviews to find out why.
Fontfroide

I guess it is over.  Congrats to Huw for topping our wee table.  And I think that commiserations are also in order for finishing as Lanterne Rouge (assuming Mellow V is Huw).

I think the two team experiment was a mixed bag really.  But Huw seems to have taken to extremes.

See you all on the Tour.

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