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08-08-20, 06:14 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Managed 24.4 for 2hrs doing a very, very flat...

Managed 24.4 for 2hrs doing a very, very flat tempo ride going back and forth on a 6.5mi stretch of road. The route was basically for the novelty, I don't think I've even broken 24 for a solo hour...
08-06-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 29,026
Posted By Hermes

I read Sir Chris Hoy’s book. I am not sure that...

I read Sir Chris Hoy’s book. I am not sure that he ever had a pro license since he raced for British Cycling. Although the queen did knight him. He is famous for World Cup, Olympics, Pan Am Games,...
08-04-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 29,026
Posted By rubiksoval

Like I said, you have an extremely small sphere....

Like I said, you have an extremely small sphere. It's not representative of amateur or junior cycling in any way, shape, or form.

Your last paragraph is so wildly irrelevant I don't even know if...
08-04-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 29,026
Posted By rubiksoval

Doge, your perception of cat 1s and amateurs and...

Doge, your perception of cat 1s and amateurs and even juniors is skewed by involvement with a very, very specific elite subgroup of riders.

And when I say skewed, I mean skewed liked the Grand...
08-03-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 29,026
Posted By rubiksoval

Cat 1s are just the fastest slow people.

Cat 1s are just the fastest slow people.
08-03-20, 06:39 AM
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Views: 29,026
Posted By topflightpro

I think these two points agree. If you do not...

I think these two points agree. If you do not nurture an innate talent or genetic advantage, you will not develop into a world class champion. Doge keeps mentioning all these kids who probably could...
06-30-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5,211
Views: 305,263
Posted By merlinextraligh

Pcad's passing is really horrible news. He was...

Pcad's passing is really horrible news. He was definitely a force in defining BF in the early days. Early on, his posts were quite informative, then he just began going for humor, which also had its...
06-26-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 485
Posted By Beaker

Attn: Bay Area racers The virtual Berkeley Hills Road Race starts July 4th

It's basically been years since I've posted on BF, but I've got a good reason to resurface. I'm currently co-president of the Berkeley Bicycle Club out here in the East Bay region of the greater SF...
06-22-20, 01:54 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

CTL finally cracked 60 yesterday.

CTL finally cracked 60 yesterday.
06-03-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,558
Posted By Wylde06

4.5 mile Merckx TT last night. The (delayed)...

4.5 mile Merckx TT last night. The (delayed) start of our club racing. A poll went out to all members a week or 2 ago asking who wanted to race and something like 86% percent of people said yes..so...
06-01-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,558
Posted By JLTD

We raced this weekend in Utah! No USAC sanction,...

We raced this weekend in Utah! No USAC sanction, but permitted through the county and insured independently. COVID questionnaire and temperature checks at check-in. Limited field sizes (30 per group)...
06-01-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 40,524
Posted By JLTD

We raced in Utah this past weekend. Non-USAC,...

We raced in Utah this past weekend. Non-USAC, but permitted by the county and insured through an independent company. COVID questionnaire and temperature checks at sign-in. Fields were limited to...
05-20-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By Spesh

I miss racing. I miss being on the road.

This strange summer is starting to feel like what's normal for the last 10 years will not be here for at least one.
https://catwhatever.com/the-races/ye-got-any-taters/
04-26-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,653
Posted By Ttoc6

I'll start with a memory of a race that I didn't...

I'll start with a memory of a race that I didn't win. I don't even remember the result. It's the context of the race that matters to me. I was a junior in college (2016) and was in charge of being...
04-25-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,528
Posted By procrit

This post didnít age well.

This post didnít age well.
04-24-20, 09:47 PM
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Views: 888,149
Posted By Ttoc6

Yesterday got a quick little ride in. Kept it...

Yesterday got a quick little ride in. Kept it fast. Super windy! Felt good to ride tempo again

Today got up early and summitted and skied a mountain (Ben Lomond) with a buddy. Not quick. 2 miles...
04-24-20, 04:49 PM
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Views: 888,149
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I tested negative for covid, just regular old...

I tested negative for covid, just regular old pneumonia. Hopefully start spinning again in the next week, but won't rush it.
04-24-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5,211
Views: 305,263
Posted By Cypress

Givin' em the ol' bowling ball

Givin' em the ol' bowling ball
04-23-20, 07:35 PM
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Views: 305,263
Posted By big john

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04-22-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5,211
Views: 305,263
Posted By himespau

Did some quick google conversions, and those...

Did some quick google conversions, and those would only cost $50-70 in today's money (basically asked it to convert $6-8 in '65 money, so I didn't look at the cheap ones). For some reason, I'd been...
04-21-20, 08:42 PM
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Views: 305,263
Posted By big john

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04-21-20, 01:59 PM
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Views: 3,530
Posted By rubiksoval

Position. Especially in crits. If you're...

Position.

Especially in crits. If you're not in the right position before a crucial turn then speed doesn't even matter.
04-18-20, 04:26 PM
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Posted By Doge

Lieutenant Dan (channel Forest Gump) was...

Lieutenant Dan (channel Forest Gump) was commissioned yesterday, graduated today. He's coming "home" for a bit as travel is restricted for military.
As an officer he will have access to some of...
04-17-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5,211
Views: 305,263
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Sorry, I can't respect someone that intentionally...

Sorry, I can't respect someone that intentionally runs.
04-15-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 40,524
Posted By furiousferret

I really think racing is going to be lit once...

I really think racing is going to be lit once this is all over, or hope...

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Today on my walk, some lady was yelling at a construction worker for not setting up a cone near a...
04-15-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 40,524
Posted By Ttoc6

ďI know it seems hard sometimes but remember one...

ďI know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there's a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up.... and handle...
04-14-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 888,149
Posted By TMonk

Jealous of the big ride mattm! I'm planning on 6...

Jealous of the big ride mattm! I'm planning on 6 hr myself Saturday, but it won't be quite that much. I've got plenty of PTO which I was supposed to be using for my honeymoon in 1 month (obv....
04-14-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 888,149
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Yeah. I just got off the phone with my doctor,...

Yeah. I just got off the phone with my doctor, and she said it sounds like I could've had covid. However there are no tests available, so I was told to call back in a month to see if there are any...
04-14-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 888,149
Posted By ntnyln

So jealous. When I lived in the Bay Area, HMB to...

So jealous. When I lived in the Bay Area, HMB to SC and back was my traditional long Sunday ride. Tailwind and ocean view on the way down. Headwind and ocean view on the way back. I miss that ride a...
04-13-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 40,524
Posted By furiousferret

I have to quit Facebook. Some of the conspiracy...

I have to quit Facebook. Some of the conspiracy theorists on there are nuts and going down their rabbit hole of links it amazes me how many people think this whole thing is fake or a conspiracy. ...
04-09-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,166
Posted By wktmeow

Tell us more about what we're looking at here. ...

Tell us more about what we're looking at here. Does the kickr core move side to side, or is it just the front end?
04-09-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,530
Posted By burnthesheep

I think this is different worlds for different...

I think this is different worlds for different racing classes. World tour, P/1/2 and maybe 3, 4/5, and weeknight worlds. All different I think.

After my incident, I'm probably going to dip back...
04-06-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,530
Posted By HTupolev

Does position trump speed on a climb? ...

Does position trump speed on a climb?

https://i.imgur.com/4FlvIHl.gif

Depends on the climb, the competition, and the magnitude of the difference in position.
04-06-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,530
Posted By caloso

I have won sprints where I was not the fastest,...

I have won sprints where I was not the fastest, but I timed it better. And I have lost sprints where I was the fastest, but I timed it poorly.
03-22-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5,211
Views: 305,263
Posted By Flatballer

I've got four direct reports. One just came back...

I've got four direct reports. One just came back from Dubai and I have to figure out how to get her desktop set up at home. I think IT can install the VPN client not I'm not 100% yet.

Other guy I...
03-20-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 888,149
Posted By gsteinb

I feel you. Not being argumentative, but I am...

I feel you. Not being argumentative, but I am saying the absolute opposite though. For me there's more to it all. We're not racing any time soon. I'd be shocked if races are salvaged this year. My...
03-19-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 40,524
Posted By big john

The governor said there was a difference between...

The governor said there was a difference between the Bay Area order and the rest of the state but I'm not clear on the nuances. I'll read up on it some more.
03-19-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 888,149
Posted By gsteinb

Cranked it pretty good today. I think one of the...

Cranked it pretty good today. I think one of the good internal questions we can ask ourselves is 'why we do this.' Surely it isn't only to race, or to win, since there's really not a lot of that. On...
03-19-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,558
Posted By cmh

Awesome job UD and MattM. Glad you both got a...

Awesome job UD and MattM. Glad you both got a win in before racing shut down.
03-19-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,558
Posted By UmneyDurak

Nice, congrats! Few weeks ago I got that...

Nice, congrats!

Few weeks ago I got that goal completely unexpectedly. Was helping teammate in stage race. Last race was RR. I was attacking, and pushing the pace on ever roller and rise. It was...
03-18-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 40,524
Posted By Clyde1820

Hm. According to data from Statista, the USA has...

Hm. According to data from Statista, the USA has about 6x the number of hospitals, hospital beds and population, give or take, but the USA has about ~14% fewer beds per-capita (of population) as...
03-17-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 888,149
Posted By topflightpro

Well, my big race is scheduled for late...

Well, my big race is scheduled for late June/early July, so I am optimistic it will still happen.
03-17-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5,211
Views: 305,263
Posted By topflightpro

Two of our nephews have become huge mountain...

Two of our nephews have become huge mountain bikers.When they can't ride, they watch downhill videos on YouTube or RedBull. They are 6 and 8. We are delivering their new, real mountain bikes to them...
03-16-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5,211
Views: 305,263
Posted By hubcyclist

How about some positive news? My son is almost 9...

How about some positive news? My son is almost 9 and hasn't ridden a bike without training wheels. He never really took to using a balance bike or anything else and I try not to push him because I...
03-15-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 40,524
Posted By Cypress

CDC is now recommending gatherings of 50 or more...

CDC is now recommending gatherings of 50 or more to be canceled for 8 weeks.

I guess Iím getting my wish of late-season races?
03-15-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5,211
Views: 305,263
Posted By big john

Now our governor wants all of us 65 and older to...

Now our governor wants all of us 65 and older to "self isolate" at home.
Strong words from a man who never won a cat 5 race in his life.
03-15-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,558
Posted By TMonk

bravo!

bravo!
03-15-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5,211
Views: 305,263
Posted By big john

It's been raining every day here, which never...

It's been raining every day here, which never happens, but today there was a break and I joined a newer club for a nice ride. Low 50s, cloudy and windy felt wonderful instead of cabin fever. On the...
03-15-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 888,149
Posted By furiousferret

I did a Zwift group ride and because I'm...

I did a Zwift group ride and because I'm altruistic, I'll drop back and help pull stragglers back. Yesterday, the main group sped up as I was bringing in 3, we went about 4 minutes and had to go...
03-15-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 40,524
Posted By furiousferret

It's not comforting that I get more frequent and...

It's not comforting that I get more frequent and concise updates from USA Cycling and my Air Conditioning company than our local government or CDC.

I'm not sure why my AC company is sending me...
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