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05-06-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 35,821
Posted By echappist

So USAC is not only sponsoring but also listing...

So USAC is not only sponsoring but also listing zwift virtual results on its website?

https://legacy.usacycling.org/results/index.php?permit=2020-1517

are virtual standings going to count for...
04-19-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15,376
Views: 878,949
Posted By echappist

So sorry to hear that. Hope both of you get back...

So sorry to hear that. Hope both of you get back to your former peak levels
03-25-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 35,821
Posted By echappist

it would be nice if they allow WebEx or Zoom for...

it would be nice if they allow WebEx or Zoom for civil ceremonies. Probably not on the top of anyone’s agenda ATM, but for some, the effect of a marriage is immense (e.g. access to affordable health...
03-24-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 35,821
Posted By echappist

I hope what I'm posting doesn't come across as...

I hope what I'm posting doesn't come across as intrusive and gratuitous. Would this be solely a delay in your wedding ceremony or would it also mean a delay in being legally recognized as being...
03-20-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 35,821
Posted By echappist

how are you feeling today?

how are you feeling today?
03-16-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 35,821
Posted By echappist

which one? I have been teleworking full time...

which one?

I have been teleworking full time for the last four years, and the s***e chair that I have (more than 20 years of service) is really not cutting it, with the foam having long lost any...
03-13-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 299,296
Posted By echappist

and you are putting in 15 hours of training/week...

and you are putting in 15 hours of training/week on top of that?

impressive




As an aficionado of De Stijl, I just want the damn La Vie en Claire / Mondrian replica jersey (unlock at level...
03-11-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,169
Posted By echappist

pretty much this. alternatively, someone who's...

pretty much this. alternatively, someone who's talented and actually contemplative enough to learn can also make a good coach.

a lot of people shot through the ranks because of talent, not that...
03-06-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15,376
Views: 878,949
Posted By echappist

Nicely done. It's rather eye-opening how...

Nicely done.

It's rather eye-opening how much one walks when visiting major European cities.
03-06-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15,376
Views: 878,949
Posted By echappist

So how much over your pre-vacation mass did you...

So how much over your pre-vacation mass did you gain over the trip, and did you have to do anything drastic to shed the extra picked up on vacation?
03-05-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 150,603
Posted By echappist

I don't have first hand experience with people...

I don't have first hand experience with people using Camelbak in USAC races. I know someone who has used one in a USAC TT though.

There are also photos from 2016 Worlds, showing riders using...
03-04-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 150,603
Posted By echappist

you def want something in that bottle, especially...

you def want something in that bottle, especially if you are racing in the South

take a sip before you go into a turn (or when your speed is the lowest).

Or use a camelpak tucked down your suit
03-03-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,779
Posted By echappist

unfortunately, enforcement of that rule is not...

unfortunately, enforcement of that rule is not universal. Distinctly recall one road race in Maryland where people just completely disregarded it. Sure, the road was unmarked on the last significant...
02-27-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,232
Posted By echappist

Understood; thanks for the primer

Understood; thanks for the primer
02-26-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,232
Posted By echappist

Out of curiosity, I see that there a 40km held in...

Out of curiosity, I see that there a 40km held in Cordova, IL and another in Paw Paw, IL. The latter is called (at least by the organizers) as the Illinois State TT championship. What's the story?
02-20-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 299,296
Posted By echappist

If you aren't renting a car and aren't taking the...

If you aren't renting a car and aren't taking the cab that often, it's a good bet that you won't come back 8 over. For one thing, it's extraordinarily difficult to pack on 8 pounds even in one week....
02-19-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 299,296
Posted By echappist

Shorter stage (140 vs 180 km or more), better...

Shorter stage (140 vs 180 km or more), better weather condition (mild 50 F ish weather vs getting baked in 85 F mid afternoon heat ), and shorter climb (the usual climb goes for another 6 km) all...
02-08-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,148
Posted By echappist

I should have been more clear. Duration refers...

I should have been more clear. Duration refers to duration of a particular ramp (as opposed to duration of the overall climb).

Imagine doing a 30-min long workout alternating btwn over/under of...
02-06-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,148
Posted By echappist

these comparisons aren't strictly apple to apple,...

these comparisons aren't strictly apple to apple, as the average for the last one is higher than that of the first (and second). The average for the last one is 308W, and a good chunk of the speed...
02-06-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 299,296
Posted By echappist

you can add "per se" to that list as well, which...

you can add "per se" to that list as well, which means in itself.

often gets mistakenly written as "per say"
01-30-20, 12:56 PM
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Views: 299,296
Posted By echappist

the other one being (at the risk of sounding like...

the other one being (at the risk of sounding like a killjoy), unless one knows the stay at the house is greater than 4-5 years (@TKP mentioned moving for schools), it's most often better to rent and...
01-30-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,387
Posted By echappist

didn't you post on this almost the same issue on...

didn't you post on this almost the same issue on slowtwitch?
...
01-29-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 299,296
Posted By echappist

congratulations both of you and extra points...

congratulations both of you

and extra points for doing it right (city hall style) and saving the money for something useful
01-05-20, 10:06 AM
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Views: 299,296
Posted By echappist

+1 to this i'd love to be able to waltz down...

+1 to this

i'd love to be able to waltz down to a velodrome located 2 hours away, pay $600, and have my zero-yaw CdA determined

given that a good bike fit cost ~$300 these days, $600 doesn't...
11-14-19, 03:27 PM
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Posted By echappist

oh man, the memories i had ~2.5 liters for...

oh man, the memories

i had ~2.5 liters for three hours, and still ran nearly dry toward the end, sipping warm water. Would have been nice to have someone hand me an insulated bottle...

I never...
11-14-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5,159
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Posted By echappist

C'mon, you've done this long enough and well...

C'mon, you've done this long enough and well enough that you don't need our approval :)

Quite a few crits, and not that many road races, at least when I was there. There's a weekly training crit...
11-12-19, 12:50 PM
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Posted By echappist

this is quite a bit of hand wringing. Why does...

this is quite a bit of hand wringing. Why does it matter you get outclassed on Zwift TT? It's a TT race, after all.


Sure, someone will be riding a road bike, hands on the hoods, for the Zwift...
10-22-19, 10:41 AM
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Views: 299,296
Posted By echappist

are you calling him old :P?

are you calling him old :P?
10-22-19, 08:31 AM
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Views: 299,296
Posted By echappist

would you be doing collegiate cycling?

would you be doing collegiate cycling?
10-02-19, 08:11 AM
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Views: 299,296
Posted By echappist

In the long run, I think we all run into issues. ...

In the long run, I think we all run into issues. I'm still smarting over my latest interaction with SRM, but I guess their offer is fair.

One of my SRM (my first one, actually) has undergone a...
09-30-19, 04:07 PM
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Posted By echappist

Given Quarq's rather s***e track record, I...

Given Quarq's rather s***e track record, I wouldn't expect much

I was one of the early adopters who noticed issues with offset drifts in the wet, though mine weren't as serious as those...
09-18-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,251
Posted By echappist

How many rooms in the apt? Having a dog around...

How many rooms in the apt? Having a dog around certainly makes it tricky, but based on just sq ft, it could be doable. I managed to fit a workout bench, trainer, and my work desk into the living...
09-09-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,858
Posted By echappist

Nice work. Accumulating points OTF is never...

Nice work. Accumulating points OTF is never easy, and good job on sticking with the sport
09-09-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15,376
Views: 878,949
Posted By echappist

Good to hear of your recovery

Good to hear of your recovery
08-30-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,251
Posted By echappist

i'll plug for the Hammer/H2/H3 as well Heavy...

i'll plug for the Hammer/H2/H3 as well

Heavy flywheels means very good road feel

As for noise, certainly quieter than the fans/blowers I use to keep me cool

Also, Saris has cosmetic blemish...
08-12-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 299,296
Posted By echappist

depending on your budget, CycleOps has scratch...

depending on your budget, CycleOps has scratch and dent units at ~$900

https://www.cycleops.com/catalog/smart-trainers

really great road feel
07-29-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,702
Posted By echappist

duly noted. but you didn't specify that in your...

duly noted. but you didn't specify that in your original post
07-28-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,702
Posted By echappist

well, a track point/scratch race would certainly...

well, a track point/scratch race would certainly qualify
07-20-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15,376
Views: 878,949
Posted By echappist

that screams a Di2 upgrade, by mounting MTB brake...

that screams a Di2 upgrade, by mounting MTB brake levers on the drops and adding sprinter shifters or climbing switch

I've been thinking about this myself.
07-16-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,895
Posted By echappist

of course not; they at least got the winner...

of course not; they at least got the winner correct (i hope)

no idea how they even got my name and usac license in the first place
07-16-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,895
Posted By echappist

the promoter should be able to fix it a few...

the promoter should be able to fix it

a few years ago, I saw that I apparently participated in a race 5 hours from where I lived, never mind the fact that I wasn't actually at the race. A short...
07-03-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 58,871
Posted By echappist

Indeed; speedy recovery!

Indeed; speedy recovery!
06-30-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 58,871
Posted By echappist

discretion is the better part of valor. Nothing...

discretion is the better part of valor. Nothing wimpy about it. Ask yourself whether you'd like to spend $30k and 25 office visits to fix up broken teeth (and that's on the low end of bad things that...
06-28-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,841
Posted By echappist

In the words of Simon & Garfunkel, you are...

In the words of Simon & Garfunkel, you are hearing and not listening

Your question above (emphases yours) is a very simple physics question. On a mostly flat parcour, weight mainly affects...
06-14-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,072
Posted By echappist

I raced in the ECCC back when I participated in...

I raced in the ECCC back when I participated in collegiate cycling as a grad student.

There's likely no tryout, as it's a club sport, not a varsity sport. In my mind, the culture is better for...
05-18-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,845
Posted By echappist

cyclinganomaly, thanks for taking the time to...

cyclinganomaly, thanks for taking the time to respond
04-30-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,845
Posted By echappist

What's the ITT scene in Madison / Wisconsin like?...

What's the ITT scene in Madison / Wisconsin like? Will be relocating there for the next four years or so
For better or for worse, I'm done with road racing, though I do miss it... Also, is there a...
04-13-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 299,296
Posted By echappist

best of wishes, topflightpro and big john

best of wishes, topflightpro and big john
04-09-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 442,029
Posted By echappist

what do you do with the waste afterwards? ...

what do you do with the waste afterwards?

also, poor crock pot
02-21-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 299,296
Posted By echappist

as i mentioned a few years back, don't get...

as i mentioned a few years back, don't get involved in that PhD

MS in material science would be fine, if there's tangible gain, but don't get involved in that PhD

fwiw, i scored way above...
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