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10-02-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4,114
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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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Views: 201,546
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: 1,714
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: 45
Views: 3,978
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: 13,957
Views: 741,965
Posted By echappist

Good to hear of your recovery

Good to hear of your recovery
08-30-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,714
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: 4,114
Views: 201,546
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: 45
Views: 3,166
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: 45
Views: 3,166
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: 13,957
Views: 741,965
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: 3,307
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: 3,307
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: 34,633
Posted By echappist

Indeed; speedy recovery!

Indeed; speedy recovery!
06-30-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 34,633
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: 25
Views: 3,621
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: 3,801
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: 1,664
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: 1,664
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: 4,114
Views: 201,546
Posted By echappist

best of wishes, topflightpro and big john

best of wishes, topflightpro and big john
04-09-19, 08:16 AM
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Views: 393,261
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: 4,114
Views: 201,546
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...
02-21-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4,114
Views: 201,546
Posted By echappist

ah yes, old canard about irresponsible government...

ah yes, old canard about irresponsible government workers

i supposed we should all overlook the likes of Eddie Lampard, Kenneth Lay, and whatever private equity firm that decided this was a good...
02-18-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 34,633
Posted By echappist

Congrat TMonk, Upgrade time!

Congrat TMonk, Upgrade time!
02-18-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,424
Posted By echappist

i'd have to restrain my urge to punch Ira Glass...

i'd have to restrain my urge to punch Ira Glass before getting to act 3 though

lemme guess, the story is about the deal he made to win amateur Nats?
02-13-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 34,633
Posted By echappist

well done, TMonk

well done, TMonk
02-03-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,879
Posted By echappist

i know you are being rhetorical, but just to be...

i know you are being rhetorical, but just to be pedantic

most people drive in order to go to work; cycling is a hobby and a discretionary line item. The two are not the same.

not to mention...
02-03-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,003
Posted By echappist

i was doing a competitive ride this one time (the...

i was doing a competitive ride this one time (the ADHR Saturday afternoon ride, which is a well-organized ride). It was 3 laps of the Innsbruck course, with a throw down on the last climb (about...
02-03-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,879
Posted By echappist

what does it say when I reach the same conclusion...

what does it say when I reach the same conclusion as you, except i'm probably 15 years younger?
02-01-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,477
Posted By echappist

3t Aerotundo (out of production, plus there's the...

3t Aerotundo (out of production, plus there's the issue of 2cm extra reach)
Zipp Vuka Sprint classic bend (good luck trying to find one of these)

Excel has the Ritchey for $240. Considering that...
01-31-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By echappist

yep, pretty much this may take slightly...

yep, pretty much this

may take slightly longer than 2 months, but it won't be too long to reel back the gains

welcome back!
01-30-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,003
Posted By echappist

Very nice! I wish i were a tenth as talented as...

Very nice! I wish i were a tenth as talented as you, and if i were, i'd definitely play at my own reception ;)

I liked Round Midnight so much that it was my ring tone for quite a few years (too...
01-29-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,003
Posted By echappist

Thelonious, my man, congrats! Would you be...

Thelonious, my man, congrats! Would you be playing Round Midnight or Nellie's Crepuscule at the wedding?

Jest aside, def get into the smart trainer game. I rarely ride outdoors these days, and...
01-25-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,110
Posted By echappist

to be fair, there are quite a few more people who...

to be fair, there are quite a few more people who post more than I;

both sarals and Racer Ex post a fair bit, as does Hermes, Revchuk, and Bandera

bikeforums could certainly survive, but it...
01-24-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,110
Posted By echappist

even the 33 is not what it used to be there...

even the 33 is not what it used to be

there are some veterans left, but really not that many new members joining. in a way, it mirrors what's happening to USAC-sanctioned racing at large.

my...
01-07-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,662
Posted By echappist

i'm not sure ~10 years ago, the C & D fields...

i'm not sure

~10 years ago, the C & D fields each had two sub-fields, as a combined 80-90 field would be quite a bit at the cat 4/5 and cat 5 levels. B fields routinely had more then 50 riders,...
11-26-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,662
Posted By echappist

you actually missed my point. My point being,...

you actually missed my point. My point being, the finances of running a velodrome event is in no way comparable to the finances of running a road-race event (the topic of this thread). As velodrome...
11-26-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,662
Posted By echappist

oh yikes... in my case, it's my knee, and...

oh yikes...

in my case, it's my knee, and it's still not done. i'm now buying physio tape by the yards (~40, to be exact), b/c i've been doing anything i could to help the muscles fire...
11-26-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,662
Posted By echappist

got it; good luck with whatever path you choose. ...

got it; good luck with whatever path you choose.

fwiw, TT bike is finicky. Ben may or may not have mentioned how I injured myself by raising the saddle on my TT bike by 1 cm. I've been dealing...
11-26-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,662
Posted By echappist

does this mean you'll no longer do ITTs? who...

does this mean you'll no longer do ITTs?

who is the "you" to which you refer? promoters or cycling population in general?
and how exactly do you propose that the racing needs of everyone be met,...
11-16-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,474
Posted By echappist

nicely done. a few question/comment -how...

nicely done. a few question/comment

-how much effort (time and money) are you willing to put into this? I ask b/c this is one of those do it once/do it right type of things.
-What is free may...
11-15-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,382
Posted By echappist

if you get your set-up dialed, it's doable at...

if you get your set-up dialed, it's doable at ~300W, which I believe you are currently at. It's the next 1.5 mph that requires either significant reduction in CdA, significant increase in power,...
11-14-18, 05:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,382
Posted By echappist

if you put in the equipment investment, you...

if you put in the equipment investment, you should definitely be able to do at least 28mph, if not 30.

even someone as mediocre as I did ~28.5 on a 8-mile out-and-back course
11-01-18, 08:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,329
Posted By echappist

i think you flubbed your lines it's "I take...

i think you flubbed your lines

it's "I take the L, transfer to the 2, head to the gates/ New York life type trife the Roman Empire state"

https://youtu.be/YqYeTjeRJ84?t=200
10-29-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 12,019
Posted By echappist

Thing is, Dr. McKinnon believes that there are...

Thing is, Dr. McKinnon believes that there are sufficient evidence to have that discussion. For her, being allowed to compete by fiat from a governing agency is nice, but she really wants to argue...
10-24-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 12,019
Posted By echappist

just to play devil's advocate (and Heathpack...

just to play devil's advocate (and Heathpack knows my actual views on this), but could this be partially due to lack of quality in the competition? Dr. McKinnon is 36 (low end of her master's age...
10-20-18, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By echappist

congrats on the medal and setting a few PBs

congrats on the medal and setting a few PBs
10-20-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 12,019
Posted By echappist

chapeau on calling on their bluff

chapeau on calling on their bluff
10-11-18, 10:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,055
Posted By echappist

MDcatV, come join me and others on Zwift! too...

MDcatV, come join me and others on Zwift! too bad your pack manuvering nous won't be rewarded in this stupid game, but it does make passing the time a lot easier on the trainer
09-28-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By echappist

+1 to both of these good points. I...

+1 to both of these


good points.

I did collegiates as a grad student, and the extra bit of disposable income helped with gear acquisition. I was in the ECCC, did 2010-2013, going from a...
09-25-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 652,446
Posted By echappist

i wish it were that easy to kill off 35-45...

i wish it were that easy to kill off 35-45 minutes warming up on the trainer (even with Zwift). I basically could do only two types of rides on my smart trainer: a) group rides where my attention is...
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