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05-13-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 265
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Posted By mike868y

yeah it sounded like it. i came back to atlanta...

yeah it sounded like it. i came back to atlanta saturday night rather than stick around to spectate.
05-13-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 18,979
Posted By mike868y

was at the same race as Doge's son (collegiate...

was at the same race as Doge's son (collegiate club nats). the road race was a mess. we made it three miles before an 80 person crash neutralized us for 30 minutes. i got taken out about 25 miles...
04-04-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,906
Posted By mike868y

i hear comments like this all the time and...

i hear comments like this all the time and honestly...don't get it. the friends i've made from cycling are some of the kindest most down to earth people I know who are all just trying to have fun and...
03-17-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13,574
Views: 690,301
Posted By mike868y

^missed you at Birmingham last night! they ended...

^missed you at Birmingham last night! they ended up combining the p123 and D1 fields lol
03-07-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,906
Posted By mike868y

to start, i agree with everyone who says that...

to start, i agree with everyone who says that it's perfectly healthy to take a step back and if you're not enjoying it, you probably should. bike racing is too much work if you're not having fun....
03-02-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3,027
Views: 254,357
Posted By mike868y

speaking of the VC...what races does this dude do...

speaking of the VC...what races does this dude do with such small field sizes? are all races in CA like this? i'd quit racing before having to regularly do 10 person fields.
02-23-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,184
Posted By mike868y

i imagine this is heavily region dependent...

i imagine this is heavily region dependent though. The road riding scene is very healthy in the Northeast and Atlanta (two cities I have recent experience with) even if racing numbers are dropping.
02-20-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 165,677
Posted By mike868y

this will be my sixth year racing collegiate...

this will be my sixth year racing collegiate lmao. i graduated undergrad early and didn't get to race my senior year, but I did 3 years of undergrad, 2 years in my masters, and this will be the first...
02-17-19, 02:27 PM
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Posted By mike868y

i'm generally a fan of what usa crits is trying...

i'm generally a fan of what usa crits is trying to do...but yeah, that's really foolish. i wonder what their justification is? i can't imagine there are enough D1 teams to fill a 100 person field.
02-17-19, 01:35 PM
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Posted By mike868y

impressive gains man. there's a lot you can learn...

impressive gains man. there's a lot you can learn from racing that you don't necessarily get just from training, though. plenty of people go into races with big numbers and can't necessarily...
02-14-19, 06:05 AM
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Posted By mike868y

that or it was installed improperly.

that or it was installed improperly.
01-16-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,795
Posted By mike868y

yeah, it's a page that's produced automatically...

yeah, it's a page that's produced automatically so it's very dependent on team names being entered right. on my old team we used to have debates for the first four months of the season about what the...
01-16-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,795
Posted By mike868y

https://www.road-results.com/team/10259

https://www.road-results.com/team/10259
01-10-19, 10:36 AM
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Views: 372,834
Posted By mike868y

yeah there's no way i'd ever spend the money on a...

yeah there's no way i'd ever spend the money on a carbon bar given my grad school salary and i've been using the same specialized bars for 6 years now so I'm not picky, just looking for something...
01-10-19, 07:59 AM
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Posted By mike868y

thanks for the comments. do you all happen to...

thanks for the comments. do you all happen to know if they're heavy compared to other aluminums bars or heavy compared to carbon bars? it's either those or some standard round tubing aluminum bars. i...
01-09-19, 04:43 AM
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Posted By mike868y

i'd take a tarmac over a venge any day although...

i'd take a tarmac over a venge any day although that's probably a decision driven by aesthetics more than anything else.

speaking of aero bars, has anyone tried the aluminum bontrager ones? i...
12-21-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,934
Posted By mike868y

I'm planning on speedweek this spring but judging...

I'm planning on speedweek this spring but judging by the schedule last year it's kind of ridiculous to even call it a "series." the races are all hours apart.
12-21-18, 06:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,934
Posted By mike868y

I love intelli but the cat 2/3 field this year...

I love intelli but the cat 2/3 field this year was tiny at most the midweek races. I was a bit surprised at this because cat 2s are usually the ones willing to travel because cat 2 fields are so rare...
12-05-18, 04:57 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,795
Posted By mike868y

why move to nyc when you can ride central park on...

why move to nyc when you can ride central park on zwift
11-27-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,795
Posted By mike868y

i know it's not a true road race and tbh 80 miles...

i know it's not a true road race and tbh 80 miles or whatever we did was too much, but Elgin is still one of my all time favorite courses.
10-03-18, 03:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,745
Posted By mike868y

technically you can't use collegiate results for...

technically you can't use collegiate results for a cat 1, but i've heard of crazier things happening with c1 upgrades...
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09-24-18, 07:58 AM
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Posted By mike868y

i have found that having a larger aerobic base...

i have found that having a larger aerobic base helps with repeatability of threshold or just sub-threshold efforts. ymmv.
08-02-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By mike868y

yeah! I'm definitely planning on trying it at...

yeah! I'm definitely planning on trying it at some point.
08-02-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By mike868y

I'm excited for non bike life atlanta, but how's...

I'm excited for non bike life atlanta, but how's the riding down there? doesn't seem like it's great, at least in terms of the roads you can get to for day to day training.
08-02-18, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By mike868y

Right between VaHi and L5P, definitely let me...

Right between VaHi and L5P, definitely let me know when you're in the area!
08-02-18, 04:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By mike868y

I'm moving to Atlanta this fall, come do speed...

I'm moving to Atlanta this fall, come do speed week in the spring.
07-31-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By mike868y

My results were pretty bad. Crashed a few times...

My results were pretty bad. Crashed a few times and my cornering confidence was shook. made the break the last day though, last out of the group for 6th. off the bike it was a blast though. got to...
07-16-18, 04:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By mike868y

I'll be going out for the third year in a row....

I'll be going out for the third year in a row. i'm pumped, it's an awesome series and there's something special about only focusing on bike racing for 10 days straight.

Another tip in addition to...
06-19-18, 03:12 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 36,899
Posted By mike868y

raced the p12 field at harlem on sunday. my first...

raced the p12 field at harlem on sunday. my first race at this level (usa crits). it was rad. didn't really have any expectations going into it, but was able to move around the field and was much...
06-16-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 36,899
Posted By mike868y

this this this i like to think "slow while...

this this this

i like to think "slow while entering the corner, accelerate through the corner"
06-13-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13,574
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Posted By mike868y

I've never done a PRT crit but I would agree with...

I've never done a PRT crit but I would agree with this.
06-12-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13,574
Views: 690,301
Posted By mike868y

sorry, wasn't meant to be a personal attack. i...

sorry, wasn't meant to be a personal attack. i just see a lot of people acting like ctl is the end goal whereas in reality it's just the foundation to the pyramid.
06-12-18, 03:33 AM
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Views: 690,301
Posted By mike868y

well yeah I also agree with that

well yeah I also agree with that
06-11-18, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13,574
Views: 690,301
Posted By mike868y

yeah i mean my point is basically that while you...

yeah i mean my point is basically that while you probably need a baseline level of ctl to be fit enough to do well in races, past that there's a lot more to the equation than just that single number....
06-11-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 36,899
Posted By mike868y

Yeah it's difficult to pedal hard if your head...

Yeah it's difficult to pedal hard if your head isn't in the game. I had a mental breakdown at this race a few years back. it happens.
06-11-18, 12:11 PM
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Posted By mike868y

dude. that race was insane.

dude. that race was insane.
06-11-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13,574
Views: 690,301
Posted By mike868y

CTL has very little to do with race-specific...

CTL has very little to do with race-specific fitness
06-08-18, 09:23 AM
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Posted By mike868y

ugh yeah don't remind me. ideally trying to find...

ugh yeah don't remind me. ideally trying to find a place to stay close-ish with parking then just ride/train in.
06-08-18, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,201
Posted By mike868y

while it may have been implied I never said I...

while it may have been implied I never said I thought the p12 would be safer. it's more related to the fact that driving to NYC for a cat 3 race on a non technical course falls on the wrong side of...
06-08-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,201
Posted By mike868y

Yeah I've heard all the stories. I probably...

Yeah I've heard all the stories. I probably wouldn't do it in the lower categories. But since it's the closest USA crits race I think it would be a "good" learning experience. Or i'll get shelled in...
06-08-18, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,201
Posted By mike868y

anyone here doing harlem? i'm planning on...

anyone here doing harlem? i'm planning on submitting my upgrade after this weekend and jumping in the "real" race
05-29-18, 06:24 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 36,899
Posted By mike868y

i'm gonna go out on a limb and say his move from...

i'm gonna go out on a limb and say his move from UHC to TR wasn't exactly voluntary...
...
05-21-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 165,677
Posted By mike868y

velocio!

velocio!
05-16-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 165,677
Posted By mike868y

has anyone here done the river gorge omnium in...

has anyone here done the river gorge omnium in georgia?
04-21-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3,027
Views: 254,357
Posted By mike868y

I was in a break for the vast majority a crit a...

I was in a break for the vast majority a crit a few weeks ago. My AP/NP was very comparable to my teammate (very similar size to me, but lighter) who was in the field.
04-18-18, 03:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,540
Posted By mike868y

i was in a break last summer and one of the...

i was in a break last summer and one of the people in the break refused to pull through, so i attacked him out of it. the rest of us stayed away until the end. :kanyeshrug:
04-16-18, 04:20 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 36,899
Posted By mike868y

yeah dropping a chain is absolutely not grounds...

yeah dropping a chain is absolutely not grounds for a free lap.
04-09-18, 06:08 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 36,899
Posted By mike868y

sorry to hear about that G. heal up! ...

sorry to hear about that G. heal up!

unrelated pro tip: if you bring pit wheels to the race go through the extra effort to literally put them in the pit so when you flat out of a race that's part...
04-02-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 36,899
Posted By mike868y

hah, thanks guys! i apparently came into the...

hah, thanks guys! i apparently came into the season with better form (or just bette race sense) than anticipated. i lifted a lot this off season and I think it helped, but it made on the bike...
03-20-18, 04:29 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 36,899
Posted By mike868y

fyi that high pitched squeal is a fairly common...

fyi that high pitched squeal is a fairly common things with ksyriums and can usually be taken care of with a bit of oil on the plastic bushing in the free hub.
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