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06-10-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,008
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: 265
Views: 19,008
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: 265
Views: 19,008
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: 23
Views: 1,610
Posted By Radish_legs

bingo

bingo
05-31-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,243
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: 1,376
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: 1,376
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: 13,575
Views: 690,495
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.
05-30-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,008
Posted By Radish_legs

B race, third. Two of my teammates attacked...

B race, third. Two of my teammates attacked repeatedly trying to initiate breaks. Finally one stuck. Two-man break. Bridging attempts failed. We got 2nd in the break. I won the field sprint. So 2nd...
05-28-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,317
Posted By Radish_legs

I had 2 teammates tonight that were taking turns...

I had 2 teammates tonight that were taking turns attacking. Eventually the elastic snapped and another guy joined him, and those two rode away to 1-2. I won the field sprint pretty decisively in a...
05-28-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,317
Posted By Radish_legs

The issue of moving up from B crit to A crit

I'm debating what to do with the weeknight crit that I do. Last year in the B crit, I had maybe two 2nds, and 1 3rd. This year it was my goal to finish 1st. I accomplished that last week, after...
05-24-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,801
Posted By Radish_legs

I was saying it's the lack of these kinds of guys...

I was saying it's the lack of these kinds of guys on the Race scene that is the problem.

This video is evidence that such races exist. I don't think there is any such race in my area.
05-23-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,801
Posted By Radish_legs

The guy on the left who was dropped half a lap...

The guy on the left who was dropped half a lap in....at the very end he posts before he crosses the finish line. And he talks about what the officials said to him. :lol:
05-23-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,801
Posted By Radish_legs

This video is evidence of why racing is dying....

This video is evidence of why racing is dying. This is the most Cat 5 video I have ever seen, with the most naive and uninformed takes I have ever heard in a race analysis, yet it is funny, fresh,...
05-22-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 45,423
Posted By Radish_legs

Sorry for bumping this, but I thought it was...

Sorry for bumping this, but I thought it was worth putting down one more sign post. Not quite 4 years later from when I first posted this thread, won the B crit for first time.
05-22-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,008
Posted By Radish_legs

Raced last night, B race (Cat 3/4) again. So last...

Raced last night, B race (Cat 3/4) again. So last 2 times I race it, I was 2nd. This time 1st. My first time to win a B crit. It was my season goal to win this B crit. Bunch finish. Probably only two...
05-15-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,284
Posted By Radish_legs

In the weeknight crits I do here in the Dallas...

In the weeknight crits I do here in the Dallas area, the women's fields are very small. Like just a handful of women. The promoters have done things to spice things up, like "women race free" nights....
05-15-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,284
Posted By Radish_legs

Will it mean WNBA gets paid the same as NBA? That...

Will it mean WNBA gets paid the same as NBA? That would be great.
05-15-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,008
Posted By Radish_legs

Tuesday Night Crit last night B race (my 4th of...

Tuesday Night Crit last night B race (my 4th of the year) - 2nd.

Was in something like 3 breakaways, very taxing race, and poor awareness on my part in terms of what was actually going on behind...
05-07-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,243
Posted By Radish_legs

what is grip tape? Like skateboard sand paper?

what is grip tape? Like skateboard sand paper?
05-07-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,344
Posted By Radish_legs

35+ Masters in Texas is just Cat 4/5. So that...

35+ Masters in Texas is just Cat 4/5. So that eliminates Cat 3s and up. It's probably the least competitive category, with possibly the exception of Cat 5s. So yes, I would expect those in that...
05-07-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,243
Posted By Radish_legs

How far up should I wrap these aero bars? Will...

How far up should I wrap these aero bars? Will wrapping the tops allow me to do IAB?
05-06-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,243
Posted By Radish_legs

Switching to narrow bars

I'm in the process of switching from 42cm bars to 38 cm bars. I have no idea what it is going to feel like. I'm done with the install maybe later today. There is a crit race tomorrow.

Would it be...
05-06-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,344
Posted By Radish_legs

In Texas 35+ 4/5 is a racing category in master's.

In Texas 35+ 4/5 is a racing category in master's.
04-19-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13,575
Views: 690,495
Posted By Radish_legs

I'm actually going to change my bike setup to...

I'm actually going to change my bike setup to address fit. When I look down my front hub is well in front of my handlebars. I need to be longer so that I can be more forward in the sprint. I think...
04-19-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13,575
Views: 690,495
Posted By Radish_legs

One of our best local masters sprinters--really...

One of our best local masters sprinters--really big guy, well over 220lb I think. He hit the weights all winter, and he is sweeping all the 50+ races. He went from a nobody Cat 4 fodder fat guy 2...
04-19-19, 09:32 AM
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Views: 690,495
Posted By Radish_legs

Thanks. One of my fellow cat 3s on my team has a...

Thanks. One of my fellow cat 3s on my team has a similar power sprint profile. But he does stuff like this on the actual group rides, not when rested and practicing. It's one thing to do it when...
04-19-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13,575
Views: 690,495
Posted By Radish_legs

I've been practicing my jump and sprint. I had...

I've been practicing my jump and sprint. I had not hit 1300w in quite some time before I started practicing. In just over 2 weeks of practice, I've started hitting over 1300w. And in crit races, have...
04-17-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,008
Posted By Radish_legs

2nd place in the B. Due to complaints, I made a...

2nd place in the B. Due to complaints, I made a shorter video with voiceover. Last 3 laps. It was very windy. Usually on days like that, a break gets away. I was a bit more attentive in this race...
04-17-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,708
Posted By Radish_legs

two goals: 1) 300w threshold power...

two goals:

1) 300w threshold power (achieved)
2) 1st place in B crit (very close to achieved)
3) I'll add another more lofty goal, aspirational. Podium in A crit. Everything would have to go...
04-16-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,008
Posted By Radish_legs

There are guys on my team who are known for...

There are guys on my team who are known for chasing teammates just for the hell of it every once in a while. I asked teammates about it after a particularly egregious example. I was told he had been...
04-12-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,008
Posted By Radish_legs

It was a bit windy (12mph). But my position is...

It was a bit windy (12mph). But my position is not the most aero. I bought a spec allez sprint, it has a longer and lower reach than my prior bike, but I think it could be longer and lower yet still...
04-12-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,008
Posted By Radish_legs

The videos? It's freaking too much work to make...

The videos? It's freaking too much work to make them whole in the first place. Esp when nothing good happens for me. :)
04-11-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,008
Posted By Radish_legs

btw, the guy who caught up to be in the bridge...

btw, the guy who caught up to be in the bridge attempt never did catch up to the break. But I was impressed. He's one of those juniors that will probably soon be a cat 2.
04-11-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,008
Posted By Radish_legs

Thanks for the excellent suggestions. Gives me...

Thanks for the excellent suggestions. Gives me things to think about.

Here's footage from the A race that happened immediately after (this time with front view). I started in the back, big gap...
04-10-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,909
Posted By Radish_legs

When I first started riding, I would do something...

When I first started riding, I would do something like 1000 miles before August 100 mile century ride (hotter than hell). And doing 20mph average for that was my big achievement. Now resuming riding...
04-10-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,008
Posted By Radish_legs

B race crit last night. I was dumb and just...

B race crit last night. I was dumb and just hanging in the pack and missed the break. Biggest rival was in the break, but we had teammate in the break. He was dropped from the break. I tried to solo...
04-09-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13,575
Views: 690,495
Posted By Radish_legs

I'm trying something new. A more polarized...

I'm trying something new. A more polarized approach. I've been doing sub 200w rides on trainer on weekends. And then going hard in 2 hammerfests per week (which may be replaced by at least 1...
04-02-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,008
Posted By Radish_legs

Thanks for taking the time to give me feedback. I...

Thanks for taking the time to give me feedback. I think you are exactly right. That was my first last-lap sprint finish of that caliber. The caliber will likely decrease over the course of the season...
03-28-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,801
Posted By Radish_legs

I told my daughter she could probably be on the...

I told my daughter she could probably be on the podium for junior girls in the state champ crit, if she merely enters and finishes. Good chance the field is 3 or less.
03-28-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,008
Posted By Radish_legs

Surrounded by various heavy hitters. There near...

Surrounded by various heavy hitters. There near the beginning of last lap, I was for a second on the wheel of former Dirty Kanzaa winner, but muscled out by current masters track World champion. I'm...
03-27-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,008
Posted By Radish_legs

First races of the year yesterday. In the B...

First races of the year yesterday. In the B crit, I was in great position, but got blocked by a guy dropping anchor and ended up in the grass. In the A race, it came to sprint finish, and I had...
03-21-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,258
Posted By Radish_legs

The ones that get away with it don't go to see a...

The ones that get away with it don't go to see a psychologist, much less Jordan Peterson.
03-20-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,801
Posted By Radish_legs

2nd biggest crit gone too. Matrix challenge....

2nd biggest crit gone too. Matrix challenge. Dallas. Which was also the state championship last year.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By Radish_legs

Doesn't seem to be related to voltage lines that...

Doesn't seem to be related to voltage lines that I can tell, but frequently I am under voltage lines as the lines follow the roads. It seems like the concrete roads are the biggest correlation. It's...
03-20-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,801
Posted By Radish_legs

Now word that one of the biggest crits in Texas...

Now word that one of the biggest crits in Texas has been canceled. Bike the Bricks in McKinney, TX (suburb of Dallas). This was a race that had a $1000 pay out for races like Cat 4.
03-20-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,909
Posted By Radish_legs

On our group ride we have had very few crashes,...

On our group ride we have had very few crashes, about 4 small ones, caused by the same 2 guys. The crash rate in racing seems to be much higher here.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By Radish_legs

I've always used latex tubes before with my...

I've always used latex tubes before with my carbon bike, and never been shocked that I can recall.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By Radish_legs

Shimano 105 with rim brakes and cables.

Shimano 105 with rim brakes and cables.
03-20-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,909
Posted By Radish_legs

Skipped the crit yesterday. Did group ride...

Skipped the crit yesterday. Did group ride instead. Teammate went down with broken collarbone in the crit. Hard for me to regret my decision today.
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