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09-17-20, 03:37 PM
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Posted By Doge

Do you manage Exchange?

Do you manage Exchange?
09-15-20, 07:23 PM
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Posted By Doge

Can you make anything out of this? It is an...

Can you make anything out of this? It is an agenda. It is designed to have the reader wonder, not understand and not think it is too wacked out.
I started coding in '84 to support magnetic...
09-14-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 931
Posted By Doge

This is from memory, but the limit is 33 and it...

This is from memory, but the limit is 33 and it is in there some place. That is brought up in cyclo-cross where a "standard" mass start bicycle is setup for cx. You could ride a cx bike in a RR or a...
09-13-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 931
Posted By Doge

Yes, buying a road bike for road bike racing,...

Yes, buying a road bike for road bike racing, even a lower cost one will likely perform better than a MTB conversion. The 32mm tyres will be a compromise. They typically ride 27/28mm in...
09-12-20, 04:12 PM
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Posted By Doge

Cypress showed it, but the change came a lot...

Cypress showed it, but the change came a lot faster than I expected - re Fondos. I'm wondering why we need Category racing anymore. Fondos and just race/rides are doing well.

I'm seeing more...
09-12-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 931
Posted By Doge

The UCI rule link I posted earlier defines a road...

The UCI rule link I posted earlier defines a road racing bike. It should be the most strict definition. If you meet that, you should meet any country definition.
Your country's racing rules are...
09-11-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,673
Posted By Doge

I guess you can also look at the TdF and see how...

I guess you can also look at the TdF and see how the U23s are doing.
09-11-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 931
Posted By Doge

Then it is not a MTB. You will increase winning...

Then it is not a MTB. You will increase winning chances with lighter wheels and narrower tyres.
09-11-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 931
Posted By Doge

You most likely just passed me on a fancy bike I...

You most likely just passed me on a fancy bike I borrowed from my kid. A racing roadie is just as fit in competitive regions.
The more competitive, the closer ability. In many regions the road...
09-10-20, 01:09 PM
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Views: 298,207
Posted By Doge

Thank you for your service! I tried. That was...

Thank you for your service!
I tried. That was that trip to the Naval Academy - using rowing. He liked the bike too much, so that didn't happen. Spending 3-4 days a week on the Marine base (Camp...
09-09-20, 11:22 PM
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Posted By Doge

That is a 2 seater F16. USAF does not use them...

That is a 2 seater F16. USAF does not use them for battle, but other countries do. It is used more for the dog fighter training stuff. He will likely never fly that plane.
The old F16s have quite a...
09-09-20, 05:29 PM
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Posted By Doge

3 years ago.

3 years ago.
09-09-20, 04:18 PM
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Posted By Doge

I thought they shot missiles on training...

I thought they shot missiles on training exercises.
I don't know the on-base photo rules, but he is well aware there are rules. I do see lots of pre/post flight pictures of his classmates. ...
09-09-20, 02:12 PM
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Posted By Doge

This was his first ride as a passenger in the...

This was his first ride as a passenger in the puke test, which he passed. It was dog-fighting as long as the fuel lasted. It will be 2 years before he gets to drive, if he gets to drive his own. ...
09-08-20, 07:02 PM
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Posted By Doge

Do it now. Kinda use Keto for a couple weeks to...

Do it now. Kinda use Keto for a couple weeks to get weight down I.F. to maintain. I like beer too much to do Keto and I don't race. I eat noon/1:00. Lost about 15 and maintaining. With I.F. I...
09-07-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,803
Posted By Doge

They may be. I don't think the rim brakes stop...

They may be. I don't think the rim brakes stop better, although they may prefer the feel, I do, and I have both.
So they may prefer the lighter wheels and moving mass to where they want. I assume it...
09-07-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,803
Posted By Doge

1 A standard SRAM Red/eTap/Dura-Ace rim brake...

1 A standard SRAM Red/eTap/Dura-Ace rim brake build with 23-25mm tires on a painted team frame will be below UCI weight limit.
They will be adding weight if they choose that build.
2 They had a...
09-07-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,803
Posted By Doge

The bike has a different feel based on where the...

The bike has a different feel based on where the weight is. If the UCI weights we 3# lighter, I expect we would not see as many discs.
Where do you think the brilliant JumboV is adding that weight?...
09-07-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,803
Posted By Doge

Because you can't do with the disc bikes what you...

Because you can't do with the disc bikes what you can do with the rim braked bikes. There are lots of ways to play with weight other than brakes. But the disc brakes and supporting materials will...
09-07-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,803
Posted By Doge

It depends on what you buy. For what I buy, yes....

It depends on what you buy. For what I buy, yes. The disc stuff weighs more and is heavier.
I bought a 20 hole rear hub ax-lightness tubular race set. 16 hole rear hubs are also options in...
09-07-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 931
Posted By Doge

Better go to the country where you want to race...

Better go to the country where you want to race website for cycling and read their rules, Most are some sort of derivative of the UCI rules, and almost every country (or region) has officials apply...
09-06-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,803
Posted By Doge

I see the point of being pro athlete is total...

I see the point of being pro athlete is total compensation / how much you get paid. It may be doing a wheelie off the back, a long break away in front of cameras etc. Their job is to get the most...
09-06-20, 03:48 PM
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Views: 1,803
Posted By Doge

I do not agree. You have more than rotating...

I do not agree. You have more than rotating weight. The lever arm is a factor in feel in side to side movement that TC just ignored and went right over. He also used the disc weight and didn't...
09-06-20, 03:44 PM
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Views: 1,803
Posted By Doge

It is certainly not conclusive, but it should be...

It is certainly not conclusive, but it should be watched. We can look at other races too. I am in agreement discs stop better, but there is more to winning than stopping and some things may be...
09-06-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,803
Posted By Doge

They provide more stopping force. Stages 1- 9...

They provide more stopping force.
Stages 1- 9 of the TdF - Rim braked bikes win 8 (check my counts).
Only green jersey is disc braked, PDot, yellow, white using rim.

Correlation is not...
09-05-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 931
Posted By Doge

If you are in the USA...A MTB does not meet USA...

If you are in the USA...A MTB does not meet USA Cycling rules - the bars, brake levers protrude forward. That does not mean you wouldn't be allowed to use one because rules and what are enforced are...
09-03-20, 11:04 PM
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Views: 3,673
Posted By Doge

True. It may be me, or it may be obvious, but...

True. It may be me, or it may be obvious, but this forum is mostly about old guys. The idea that kids are faster is quite offensive to some. That does not change anyone's speed. I first noticed...
09-03-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By Doge

Wrong forum. This is for non-pro cycling. Even...

Wrong forum. This is for non-pro cycling. Even junior worlds got moved.
09-02-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,240
Posted By Doge

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! It is the...

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
It is the whole system. The disc, the hub, the steel bolts, the different lacing many builders want. I posted my light climbers above.

Here is a tubular...
09-02-20, 05:08 PM
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Views: 1,240
Posted By Doge

Dura-ace 140mm disc center of mass is about 55mm...

Dura-ace 140mm disc center of mass is about 55mm out from fulcrum. Rim ~350mm out. 55/350 X 100g (disc) = ~16g
Then the hub is different adding mass, and mostly steel bolts are supplied. So the...
09-02-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,240
Posted By Doge

Your questions were not directed to me and...

Your questions were not directed to me and rhetorical - I thought. But in case not.
General statement is rim brakes and disc brakes do function differently, as do brand and pad and rims etc. The...
09-01-20, 03:47 PM
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Views: 1,240
Posted By Doge

Bad setup then.

Bad setup then.
09-01-20, 03:45 PM
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Views: 1,240
Posted By Doge

I don't know where the ignorant comment comes...

I don't know where the ignorant comment comes from. Pros use what they are given.
The braking is fine with either and no TDF pro needs the 28mm+ tires you can use with a disc. They are still...
09-01-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,803
Posted By Doge

It has a lot to do with UCI allowed mass and what...

It has a lot to do with UCI allowed mass and what ABS would add, and the inclusion of more electronics.
I think if the UCI allowed 12# bikes we wouldn't see discs now, but it is either add ballast...
08-28-20, 11:14 PM
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Views: 221,098
Posted By Doge

ME? Yea there is a devotion to vinyl that is...

ME? Yea there is a devotion to vinyl that is pretty strong. But blind testing on really good recordings and good DAC and they are wondering about themselves. But, yea, it is freaky. Or...I have...
08-26-20, 04:05 PM
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Views: 221,098
Posted By Doge

I mostly stream Qobuz HD, and some local DSD and...

I mostly stream Qobuz HD, and some local DSD and my DAC/s are great. I have vinyl, just don't use it anymore and the vinyl guys rarely beat my sound.

Much of the "new" stuff is coming to streaming...
08-25-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 298,207
Posted By Doge

I'm more espresso and Americano/Long black but I...

I'm more espresso and Americano/Long black but I have been thinking about the latte art.
You are welcome to come down (San Clemente) and try...I have 3 espresso machines available for you (well...
08-22-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 736
Posted By Doge

We run 2X a week and ride 2-3X a week past 20 to...

We run 2X a week and ride 2-3X a week past 20 to 30 years.

If competitive - I'd cut the running.
08-22-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 298,207
Posted By Doge

I should post on the general/41 but as racing is...

I should post on the general/41 but as racing is not really something going on, I thought I'd share some cool equipment stuff.
I just bought a cx bike from my kid and a new gravel for my wife. Each...
08-22-20, 03:54 PM
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Views: 298,207
Posted By Doge

As this is the relationship discussion...

As this is the relationship discussion page...today, my massive body, aero position and some 41 type aero thin wheels made my wife comment that I didn't need to ride so hard down the hill. I...
08-18-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 35,347
Posted By Doge

I would not be surprised if the Rogers Cup purse...

I would not be surprised if the Rogers Cup purse is north of $1,000 this year. It would surprise me if it got to $5,000 but things are weird.
08-17-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 35,347
Posted By Doge

About every other post of min on this is about...

About every other post of min on this is about Como.
Now $400 for the hill. The biggest purse in the USA right now :-)...
08-14-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By Doge

I see Kuss, like Hincapie good in the roll we see...

I see Kuss, like Hincapie good in the roll we see him in. Nothing wrong with making a living on helping others win. If his guy wins, he won.
08-14-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By Doge

I think he was not dropped. He was doing his job...

I think he was not dropped. He was doing his job and that did not involve anything but finishing once his leader was no longer on his wheel. I think it was similar for Wout. I don't think he could...
08-10-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,878
Posted By Doge

Being odd is because his results are odd. Wisdom...

Being odd is because his results are odd. Wisdom says don't attack with 50K to go. We have no data on him not winning. Even a year ago is too long to look at for his age. Using normal logic and...
08-09-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 26,659
Posted By Doge

I think this 20 year old who has been racing...

I think this 20 year old who has been racing since 2017 has pretty much established everyone should go get a day job. https://www.procyclingstats.com/rider/remco-evenepoel
08-09-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By Doge

When is the roster freeze? I'm wondering if they...

When is the roster freeze? I'm wondering if they toss Evenpoel in there.
08-09-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,878
Posted By Doge

Looking at ProCyclingStats . this was his 1st WT...

Looking at ProCyclingStats . this was his 1st WT race and attacked and held from 50K?! Then his other 3 Po.2 races he won. I know cyclists are measured on what they win, not what they DNF or don't...
08-09-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,171
Posted By Doge

Yea, this should be settled if you believe in...

Yea, this should be settled if you believe in science and data.
08-09-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,320
Posted By Doge

What is the level of pro that it was worth...

What is the level of pro that it was worth pursuing?
0 National Team - track, juniors, Olympics - no money
1 Pro license - $1-10K / year salary - get another job.
2 Pro hire - $50K or so
3 UCI...
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