Online: 11
05:04 GMT         Day 29 of 90, Season 49    

New wheelset purchased

Written by Byttingvik at 08:19 12/5-2015

  After releasing Atwater Ingersoll DP99/RS85 for $37518 and two old workers (Oskar Strøm and Vebjørn Stenersen) I finally had procured enough money to get my $125k wheelset.
  Hopefully this will be noticeable in the results eventually. What has to be noted is that hiring and releasing several riders really do mess up team spirit, so it might take a while to get back to normal.
  First race with new wheelset (and crappy TS) is dne: Jan Øverland placed 6th in Climbs of Peta. That's okay.
  Bad news is that Tore Myren got injured and is benched until the 21st. Luckily he is set at race break, so he'll be primed when he gets back.
  Stian Ingvaldsen has increased a point in climbing. He has now got 58 in climbing.


Subscribers: 13

New potatoe from talent pool - Josh Murphy

  Josh Murphy procured on day1 season 49. Age: 19, birthday: day 46. Probably a dud, but at least a climber TM. Start stats - potential - current stats: ...


New potatoe - Edgardo Aguilar

  Edgardo Aguilar acquired for 70k. Stats at procurement - potential - current: CL: 40 - very good - 89 (skillmax) DH: 29 - small - 56 (skillmax) HL: 2...


New potatoe acquired - Victor van Eijnde

  Victor van Eijnde procured for 100k at age 21. Assuming born climber: est. 40 starting skill and trained 40 points before procurement. Potentials - stats ...


Sad season - equipment splurge

  So, this has been a crap season so far. The team underperformed a little bit for a while, so I ended up sandbagging in a feeble attempt at dropping sufficien...


Potatoe from talent feature - Nate Haddin

  Nate Haddin has been stewing in the talent feature for many-many seasons. Finally had enough cash to feel comfortable pulling him on day1,season44 and train him...


Christmas splurge

  More farming of younglings gave me a bank balance close to $300k. I thus decided to sell my low tier group set and unused low tier frame so that I could splu...


New equipment

  After farming younglings over the summer I finally had enough cash to do some equipment upgrades: 1) Middle tier climbing frame: OCM Maxe. four star clim...


New potatoe acquired - Giovani Curtolo

  Giovany Curtolo acquired from Andeby at $47500. Age at procurement 20, birthday day 85. Already partly trained. Stats at procurement - potential - cur...


New potatoe acquired - Viggo Foss

  Viggo Foss acquired from Drollevangers for $38000. Purchase stat - Potential - Current stat: CL: 42 - Very good - 82 (skillmax) + 3race pt == 85 DH: 30 -...


Top Division!

  My cynical approach to Volta ao Porto this season paid off. Philip De Weert scored a 4th, 2nd and 3rd in the stages I targeted, even with one teammate injured ...


Perm tour S38

  Perm Tour is over. As usual Gerwin Lute did great on day 1 before succumbing and performing crap on day 2. Gerwin Lute scored a 7th in stage 1, Ochjor -...


New potatoe acquired - Feliciano Tigre

  As Tommy Villumsen reached avmax after 63 trained points I needed another project. I sort of got tired of riders with great potential and opted for mediocrit...


Tommy Villumsen

  A new talent, Tommy Villumsen, acquired from ABK at $45000. Age at purchase: 21. Birthday: Day 57 RV: $32117 Stats at purchase and potential - curre...


Dobromir Malecki

  I am now safely back in div3 as expected. Gerwin Lute got several off-days in a row and an injury in Juberri - Canolic sealed the deal wrt. points gathering....


Sui Huang

  Gerwin Lute got a 4th in Gebze - Körfez, leading to temporary upgrade to zyte division. This was surprising, to put it mildly. In other news, a new t...


S34 review and further plans

  S34 is nearly over, it's time to review it. Cold numbers: - Points at end of season: 844 (PB, previous best was 469 (S32)). - Results: 10 (PB, previous be...


Perm Tour

  I signed up for Perm Tour with not that great expectations. Gerwin Lute is a decent potatoe, but still hasn't convinced me he is good enough for higher level...


Second in div3 classic

  Gerwin Lute got second in Tour of Hawaii. This might indicate that the result in Åsane Grand Prix G3 wasn't a fluke and that my team won't be flushed out as f...


Philip De Weert

  A new trainee, Philip De Weert, has been obtained from Team JAN for $67000. Release value at purchase: $ 33.844 Start stats and potentials below: CL: 41 (...


Monte Rosa Tour

  Monte Rosa Tour has just finished, with fairly stunning results for my puny team. Gerwin Lute won youth classification and placed third in GC, won Lugano - ...


First tour

  I have begun preparing for tours next season, as Gerwin Lute might not totally suck at it. I procured TT bars earlier, latest investment has been the Spear T...


Gerwin Lute done - need new project

  After getting some cash-making results in the latest races I have been able to send Gerwin Lute to TT center twice. Relevant stat change: TT: 51, AV:55. ...



  Well, that was weird. Signed up my TMs for Fukagawa - Asahikawa just to improve TS. Jan Øverland as captain, the rest as BA (*see Edit2 below). What do you k...


Training completed + DP-farms released

  Gerwin Lute now sadly has reached maximum, but he does appear to be a half-decent rider. Two DP-farms released, total RV upon release: $75409 , guesstima...


Trainee status + first trainee result + birthday

  Gerwin Lute has almost completed his training. Right now CL,DH,HL,FR and TQ is maxed. He is currently training SP, hopefully reaching his small potential be...


Second win in Div4

  Kelsey Freeny won Villach Kriterium and thus got me my second win in Div4. Excellent. Bad news is that Jim Thomsen got another injury and will be out until J...



Super Velo at 22:54 12/5-2015
  Also, the # of doctors and mechanics has an effect on TS. It allows you to have higher TS. All that equipment and other stuff, I feel that the benefit is negligible.. I have TT bars and that gives 10% in TT and I don't see any benefit at all. I prefer to use the money on buying and training better riders.

Byttingvik at 18:17 12/5-2015
   Yeah, it is difficult to be certain that the equipment makes a difference, but as wheels, group set and frame offer static increase I think it'll be worth it in the long run. similar percentage increase on riders that ultimately get old is expensive as well.
   Gloves, etc. offer comfort, which in turn increase TS, so it is likely you would have had even worse TS without them....

Super Velo at 17:58 12/5-2015
  I have a couple cheaper wheel sets along with frames and all the equipment like TT bars, gloves, etc, and it doesn't seem to do much. But definitely, releasing riders does effect team spirit big time. I just released 2 riders and I'll need to go on a lot of breakaways now...

Other Team's Press Releases
 No press releases available..