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Posted By tobukog

Totally with you on this. It astounds me that...

Totally with you on this. It astounds me that Americans think tax payer dollars are "wasted" on things like the arts. I get that the arts don't produce widgets, but how boring and terrible would...
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Posted By tobukog

2) Bikes no longer have to be UCI compliant at...

2) Bikes no longer have to be UCI compliant at Masters Nationals. Of course, this may change.

4) 24" wheels will also usually have better aerodynamics because of lower rotational drag. However...
09-20-19, 02:34 PM
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Posted By tobukog

1) Win or help my team mate win more than last...

1) Win or help my team mate win more than last year.
Racked up 11 until I hit June. Finally got another 2 in August.
2) Don't bail.
Wrecked 3 times in crits -- twice in a week a month before...
09-04-19, 07:45 AM
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Posted By tobukog

My team mate and I were talking about it, and we...

My team mate and I were talking about it, and we speculated it was a combination of things. 1) Many masters have kids, and it's just bad timing being around the 1st week of school. 2) As fun as it to...
08-29-19, 11:16 PM
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Posted By tobukog

Leaving gaps when you're mired in the middle of...

Leaving gaps when you're mired in the middle of the field isn't a bad thing in many crits. In fact, it'll help you save energy. However, doing it near the front of the field is usually inefficient....
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Posted By tobukog

That's what I thought would happen, but it might...

That's what I thought would happen, but it might be that the new cleat position keeps me encourages me from lifting my heel at the top of the stroke. I'm not sure what's exactly happening, but it...
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Posted By tobukog

I've also jammed my cleats as far mid foot as...

I've also jammed my cleats as far mid foot as they can go on Giro Empire shoes, and it subjectively feels as if I've opened up my hip angle a little. No cadence problems running a 50x16 in an elite...
08-20-19, 05:03 PM
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Posted By tobukog

Babypuke on the track thread. Orignally from the...

Babypuke on the track thread. Orignally from the South Bay.
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Posted By tobukog

We should also consider that many riders just...

We should also consider that many riders just can't produce nearly as much power while on aero bars. Of course, there are the freaks that can.
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Posted By tobukog

I would say the vast majority of things you see...

I would say the vast majority of things you see on the 33 and ST show that most of the posters are pretty inexperienced. Even the ones who dispense advice. Not that inexperience is a bad thing --...
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Posted By tobukog

Where? Chiba?

Where? Chiba?
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Posted By tobukog

Take some time and heal, and then regroup for...

Take some time and heal, and then regroup for next year. It's a bummer and I know that you've been focused on the shorter events -- even forgoing the longer mass start stuff. I've been at this...
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Posted By tobukog

Of course we know each other. I'm infamous for...

Of course we know each other. I'm infamous for being the least well liked draft in the South East!
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Posted By tobukog

Rode my 2nd track race of the year, the NC/SC...

Rode my 2nd track race of the year, the NC/SC Regional Championships. It was an omnium for me, not a format that I really like, but it allowed me some track time before nationals. They did a really...
08-10-19, 05:56 PM
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Posted By tobukog

Congratulations????

Congratulations????
07-31-19, 10:26 AM
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Posted By tobukog

I'm going to go out on a limb since this was a...

I'm going to go out on a limb since this was a time before Strava, but I kind of feel like the American crit scene has gotten a little slower and more reasonable. Even with all the equipment...
07-30-19, 07:37 AM
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Posted By tobukog

Personally, I often find "fast" races to often be...

Personally, I often find "fast" races to often be easier. Usually when I'm over 48km/h average speed, I have a better chance because it indicates a fast easy course with lots of momentum. In courses...
07-30-19, 07:25 AM
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Posted By tobukog

Here you go. 51.2 km/h by Heg, who lapped the...

Here you go. 51.2 km/h by Heg, who lapped the field twice -- once solo.

Results (http://tracktiming.live/results/E1921/M-PTS2-F-R.htm)
07-28-19, 11:19 AM
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Posted By tobukog

My fastest from last year was probably 47km/h. ...

My fastest from last year was probably 47km/h. 29.7 at San Rafael is impressive -- it's not a slow course, but it's not super fast either. I've lapped the field at San Rafael but there's no way I...
07-25-19, 04:36 PM
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Posted By tobukog

Fair enough. That would seem to warrant riding...

Fair enough. That would seem to warrant riding as you did. As you mention, what is considered acceptable is fluid and depends on the level of the race and the status in the pecking order of the...
07-25-19, 12:29 PM
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Posted By tobukog

Yes, if the leaders are considered the main...

Yes, if the leaders are considered the main "field". You many not get involved if the leaders are considered "off the front" of the main field. However, it is often not considered good form to use...
07-11-19, 04:19 PM
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Posted By tobukog

So you're encouraging him to do the Regional...

So you're encouraging him to do the Regional Championships for his first race? In all seriousness, I expect it will be a light turnout. They've scheduled it against 2 other races nearby: pretty...
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Posted By tobukog

It's a track bike, and they haven't really...

It's a track bike, and they haven't really changed in the past 20 years. There's really nothing significantly better about modern track bikes compared to a steel NJS bike if you're not racing....
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Posted By tobukog

So in the scratch race, you spent way too much...

So in the scratch race, you spent way too much time riding mid track off of a wheel. You were probably stronger than the other riders, you just got tired by the end.

In the Tempo, you have to be...
06-15-19, 06:05 PM
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Posted By tobukog

Don't give out all the secrets!

Don't give out all the secrets!
06-12-19, 10:55 AM
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Posted By tobukog

This. And the alpha male, whether by experience,...

This. And the alpha male, whether by experience, brute strength, or combination of both pretty much gets to decide if it's a "beat the crap out of each other" day or tempo day -- which is pretty...
05-22-19, 03:58 PM
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Posted By tobukog

Fun as hell? Hella fun? Heck of fun? Which is...

Fun as hell? Hella fun? Heck of fun? Which is it?
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Posted By tobukog

Like I said, out on a limb. He could very well...

Like I said, out on a limb. He could very well end up being a sprinter. Rowers often make very good enduros. Dancers, who knows :).
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Posted By tobukog

So you're an ex-rower and 13.44? I'm going to go...

So you're an ex-rower and 13.44? I'm going to go out on a limb and say that you're going to end up being an enduro, not a sprinter. But you'll find out, and the most gains you are going to get will...
04-20-19, 12:58 PM
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Posted By tobukog

I'm always amazed by the raw power of all my...

I'm always amazed by the raw power of all my peers. If sprints were won by max wattage, I'd probably stop contesting sprint finishes!
04-15-19, 06:35 AM
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Posted By tobukog

To me, it sounds like you need to join a good...

To me, it sounds like you need to join a good club -- one that has many active racers -- as you seem to be looking for camaraderie and a social outlet in addition to athletic performance. Being able...
04-14-19, 03:55 PM
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Posted By tobukog

I'm a little puzzled by why you feel this way.

I'm a little puzzled by why you feel this way.
04-11-19, 07:32 AM
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Posted By tobukog

Your best choice would have been to try and...

Your best choice would have been to try and organize the group behind -- it was really a bridge too far. If you couldn't get there in a short high speed effort, there is no way you could have gotten...
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Posted By tobukog

Sights and sounds from my trip to HK. ...

Sights and sounds from my trip to HK.

https://youtu.be/eJK_Yoyt7oA
03-08-19, 07:27 AM
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Posted By tobukog

Pops. Or it could have been Thurlow. It was one...

Pops. Or it could have been Thurlow. It was one of them...
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Posted By tobukog

Well, I asked Izumi and they told me that the...

Well, I asked Izumi and they told me that the eco, jet black, and standard chain are all the same except for color and surface coating. In terms of strength, durability, and longevity they should...
03-05-19, 12:30 PM
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Posted By tobukog

I think it was Stetina who said, "It's easy to ...

I think it was Stetina who said, "It's easy to look smart if you're strong."
02-24-19, 10:42 PM
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Posted By tobukog

mattm congratulations on the win, and 4th for...

mattm congratulations on the win, and 4th for yourself! 4th at Snelling is fantastic. I'd almost take a placing at Snelling than a placing at Copperopolis. It's almost always windy, cold, and...
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Posted By tobukog

I've never seen this different spline position. ...

I've never seen this different spline position. Maybe it's being mistaken for free hub splines?
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Posted By tobukog

Another big thing is INSURANCE. You'd be...

Another big thing is INSURANCE. You'd be surprised with how many people race despite lacking health insurance. That's actually a pretty big perk for Gold and Silver level support from USAC.

I...
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Posted By tobukog

How's the chainline on it?

How's the chainline on it?
02-01-19, 11:41 PM
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Posted By tobukog

Nor Cal racers are pretty middle of the road for...

Nor Cal racers are pretty middle of the road for aggression. That Aggie video was pretty gentlemanly IMO.
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Posted By tobukog

Your English is very good for an American. Where...

Your English is very good for an American. Where did you learn it?
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Posted By tobukog

I was surprised that even their sprinters had...

I was surprised that even their sprinters had gone narrow. They were using Shimano or Kappstein rings.
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Posted By tobukog

Here's something interesting: all the German's...

Here's something interesting: all the German's run 3/32. And 9 or 10 speed shimano road chains.....
...
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Posted By tobukog

Dygert has been injured and both men and the...

Dygert has been injured and both men and the women's endurance teams are picking their spots -- they're aiming for points from 3 world cups, Pan Ams, and Worlds. Godby in particular looks pretty...
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Posted By tobukog

Awang probably has one to the best bike throws in...

Awang probably has one to the best bike throws in the world. Maybe the only way to beat it would be to let go of the bars completely and let the bike go forward while you lay your torso over the...
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Posted By tobukog

So, in case some of you missed it, some results...

So, in case some of you missed it, some results from HK.... The US rode a great team pursuit in the first round -- 4:54 something on a slower track than New Zealand. They took some risks and...
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Posted By tobukog

For you equipment geeks -- German TP bars.

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Posted By tobukog

Pretty amazing to watch Ashton Lambie reverse a...

Pretty amazing to watch Ashton Lambie reverse a 1.5s deficit in the last 4 laps into a .5s advantage on the French Team yesterday. 3:59 yesterday to qualify 2nd -- which wasn't a bad time...
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