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08-23-19, 05:26 PM
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Posted By Radish_legs

i mainly use zwift now for recovery rides. that...

i mainly use zwift now for recovery rides. that will change when I start getting back to more structured training. I might start to get back into the races then.
08-22-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,958
Posted By Radish_legs

btw, here's a crash in a turn that happened...

btw, here's a crash in a turn that happened during the race. The video is from my teammate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOnxQjoAP7Y&t=0s
08-22-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,958
Posted By Radish_legs

it's a half mile course with 6 turns. I'm a cat...

it's a half mile course with 6 turns. I'm a cat 3, and I'm fine with C and B crit speeds on this course. The A crit speeds are much higher, and I'm uncomfortable turning at those speeds. For you...
08-22-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,958
Posted By Radish_legs

Did the technical A crit again, and again was...

Did the technical A crit again, and again was dropped early. When I caught on a lap down, I stayed on for a fairly long time. I'm getting better at the turns, but I still am not very good. Was gapped...
08-20-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By Radish_legs

I've asked this guy about the racing scene in...

I've asked this guy about the racing scene in Japan, and he has replied to me. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClvtLAnUD8z_9dec6iUc24Q
08-15-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,958
Posted By Radish_legs

On a road bike or mountain bike?

On a road bike or mountain bike?
08-15-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,958
Posted By Radish_legs

Another A crit on the technical short course. I...

Another A crit on the technical short course. I did a little bit better in terms of taking longer to get dropped and doing better in the corner. But ultimately I was dropped within about 8 minutes. I...
08-13-19, 10:05 PM
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Views: 720,979
Posted By Radish_legs

group ride? crit?

group ride? crit?
08-12-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13,815
Views: 720,979
Posted By Radish_legs

the Saturday race ride was lights-out. Lots of...

the Saturday race ride was lights-out. Lots of cat 1s and 2s. So many surges and high pace that people kept falling off the back. 39 riders at the start. Then 1 off the front who "won." Final sprint,...
08-02-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By Radish_legs

The Dallas area velodrome was dismantled and put...

The Dallas area velodrome was dismantled and put in storage, now owned by local racer/promoter. We're hoping he can get something in place to rebuild it. However in its prior location in Frisco, it...
08-02-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,958
Posted By Radish_legs

There's a learning curve that takes place with...

There's a learning curve that takes place with this stuff. For example, as the race went on, I became more comfortable with the turns at speed, thus when lapped I could stay on and even do a little...
08-02-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,481
Posted By Radish_legs

yes, maybe I can start racing their crit again.

yes, maybe I can start racing their crit again.
08-01-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,481
Posted By Radish_legs

Just got word that it was fixed. Checked, and it...

Just got word that it was fixed. Checked, and it now shows me as first.

It took being a the squeaky hinge to get the oil.
07-31-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By Radish_legs

anyone here raced on a grass velodrome

like they have in Kansas?
07-31-19, 07:11 AM
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Views: 720,979
Posted By Radish_legs

although I'm not suited for climbing with my...

although I'm not suited for climbing with my weight, I wish I had the opportunity to do a group ride with that kind of climbing.
07-30-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13,815
Views: 720,979
Posted By Radish_legs

At about 55 miles into the group race ride on...

At about 55 miles into the group race ride on Saturday, two of the young guns started to sprint at what I thought was the sprint finish. Jumped on the wheel, then accelerated past them. Look at my...
07-30-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By Radish_legs

One of the Williams brothers has talked about how...

One of the Williams brothers has talked about how he practices his sprint on group rides. Yes, it's a art. And yes, it should be practiced.
07-28-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,481
Posted By Radish_legs

Thanks for the perspective. The fact that the...

Thanks for the perspective. The fact that the results are wrong is not contested, as far as I know. The races are all chipped. The chipped results are correct. The chipped results were printed and...
07-26-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,958
Posted By Radish_legs

Pulling lapped riders in weeknight crits would be...

Pulling lapped riders in weeknight crits would be a money loser for the promoters. It would discourage participation. Usually people who are lapped cannot catch on later and influence the race even...
07-25-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By Radish_legs

I did use a tensionmeter in the build. But...

I did use a tensionmeter in the build.

But you're right, I never really checked it after. Kind of like, "it's functioning, so it must be okay."

I think the wheel is still true even missing the...
07-25-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,958
Posted By Radish_legs

This is a question that I have studied pretty...

This is a question that I have studied pretty intensely. After I was criticized here on the 33 for participating in a bunch sprint when I was a lap done. I mainly do weeknight local crits. They do...
07-25-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By Radish_legs

Nipple came off inside my carbon rim

I built this wheel myself (first time) several months ago. A friend told me I should have loctited the nipples. But I never read anyone suggesting that. I didn't put on any compound other than some...
07-25-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 10,991
Posted By Radish_legs

I've won the arguably most prestigious group...

I've won the arguably most prestigious group race/ride on the north side of the Dallas area 3 times. It's by far the most prestigious accomplishment I have, better than all my C and B crit wins. I...
07-25-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,958
Posted By Radish_legs

I did the technical A crit for the first time...

I did the technical A crit for the first time last night. It's a half-mile course. Last year I raced the C, and some B. But had not been on the course for a year. Well, turns out I was not mentally...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By Radish_legs

Thanks. I'm kinda embarrassed how long it took me...

Thanks. I'm kinda embarrassed how long it took me to make that video. All for fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 01:21 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By Radish_legs

Group ride sprint finishes are the most important thing in my life

Here's one from yesterday's group ride.

https://youtu.be/QWZ_k_xU_Iw
07-21-19, 12:08 PM
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Views: 720,979
Posted By Radish_legs

Fun little group ride sprint yesterday. ...

Fun little group ride sprint yesterday.
https://youtu.be/QWZ_k_xU_Iw
07-20-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 385,745
Posted By Radish_legs

is there really a performance advantage to...

is there really a performance advantage to carbon-soled shoes? I've only used nylon soles.
07-20-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 10,991
Posted By Radish_legs

furious ferret is right. it's never been easier...

furious ferret is right. it's never been easier than right now to dope. I hears commercials for Low-T on local sports radio all the time. You go to the doctor, you get a prescription. You are never...
07-18-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,501
Posted By Radish_legs

I did a 45 min climb a couple weeks ago at...

I did a 45 min climb a couple weeks ago at altitude. 2nd day for me at altitude. Pretty spent (went hard), a little bit of a cross tailwind, had a one man leadout almost the entire way (everyone else...
07-17-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,481
Posted By Radish_legs

The promoter has a team of people that take care...

The promoter has a team of people that take care of this stuff. I have contacted two of the underlings to request fixing it. I have not "escalated" it to the actual promoter himself. I have not put...
07-17-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,481
Posted By Radish_legs

I have the same issues of real life, and perhaps...

I have the same issues of real life, and perhaps the promoter can't be bothered to provide customer service, and I can't be bothered to participate in his races. If it was a huge hassle to fix, ok...
07-16-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,481
Posted By Radish_legs

Yes, I won. And I am 10th on USA cycling.

Yes, I won. And I am 10th on USA cycling.
07-16-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,481
Posted By Radish_legs

Never ascribe to malice that which may be better...

Never ascribe to malice that which may be better ascribed to incompetence.

It's good customer service to get the results right.
07-16-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,481
Posted By Radish_legs

I called USA cycling, and they said it can just...

I called USA cycling, and they said it can just be reuploaded. So now I'm circling back to the "promoter team" and asking them again to fix it. We'll see what happens.
07-09-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,481
Posted By Radish_legs

Incorrect results in USA cycling. Any way to fix?

Quick recap: won a crit, official posted results in the minutes after showed me as 1st place. I have a picture of said posted results. So that's not in dispute. I also have video of the race. But...
06-26-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,792
Posted By Radish_legs

I had bought a 140mm stem from ebay. Someone...

I had bought a 140mm stem from ebay. Someone commented to me that it looked longer than 140. I measured it. It's 150. <smh>. I've been riding now on a 150mm stem for quite a while. I didn't even know...
06-25-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,074
Posted By Radish_legs

This is called anti-autologous-doping. You remove...

This is called anti-autologous-doping. You remove RBCs just before a race to reduce performance for weeks. Very rarely performed at the World Tour level.
06-25-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,461
Posted By Radish_legs

For me, the most fun group ride is the "race...

For me, the most fun group ride is the "race ride" which has no traffic lights and a designated finish line. And team tactics come into play. It's basically a 50 mile road race. Every Saturday that I...
06-25-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 385,745
Posted By Radish_legs

It's because with speedplay there is a greater...

It's because with speedplay there is a greater chance of becoming accidentally unclipped, and that's a big-time disaster on a track bike.
06-24-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 385,745
Posted By Radish_legs

A teammate of mine says you get better power...

A teammate of mine says you get better power transfer with a LOOK type pedal compared to speedplay. Bogus? or True?
06-10-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,958
Posted By Radish_legs

There's something to be said for being young....

There's something to be said for being young. I've seen young guys make huge gains in half a season.

One young guy, my rival when I was a 4. We raced in the C crit. He just got third in the 1/2...
06-07-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,958
Posted By Radish_legs

In the A crit I do, they gutter like crazy. It's...

In the A crit I do, they gutter like crazy. It's something you have to be thinking about all the time. Doesn't happen as much or as fast in the B crit. Great job having the fitness to be there. The...
06-05-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,958
Posted By Radish_legs

Last night B crit. Made bonehead move and didn't...

Last night B crit. Made bonehead move and didn't follow the two riders who were in winning break. I did a half-hearted solo bridge attempt, but gave up pretty quick and went back to the field. My...
06-03-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,881
Posted By Radish_legs

bingo

bingo
05-31-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,792
Posted By Radish_legs

With the new setup, 38 alum aero bars and 140mm...

With the new setup, 38 alum aero bars and 140mm stem, I'm definitely more aero on the bike (I think). People tell me I look lower and more aero. There is still some question in my mind whether I can...
05-31-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,614
Posted By Radish_legs

thank you sir, I agree completely.

thank you sir, I agree completely.
05-31-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,614
Posted By Radish_legs

When the break laps the field

Here in Tolley's video in the Texas state crit champs, the breakaway laps the field. Then Matrix lapped riders in the field go to the front and drive the race (one of their guys was in the break),...
05-30-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13,815
Views: 720,979
Posted By Radish_legs

They say train low, rest high. Not putting out...

They say train low, rest high. Not putting out power at altitude is probably not helping much. But perhaps the sleep/rest at altitude can.
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