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08-17-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13,792
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Posted By mattm

after 4 weeks in a sling Iím back on the bike!...

after 4 weeks in a sling Iím back on the bike! cleared to ride, just not cleared to race/crash.

i asked how hard i can ride and the doc said ďlet pain be your guideĒ - as any racer can imagine...
08-15-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,583
Posted By mattm

Donít ask me! I never saw the front. Well I saw...

Donít ask me! I never saw the front. Well I saw it.. but I was never on it.

215w AP/230w NP in the pack - I was biding my time until the end, but then I got crashed out.
08-12-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,852
Posted By mattm

Damn. Helluva way to go out! Heal up.

Damn. Helluva way to go out!

Heal up.
08-06-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 258,184
Posted By mattm

Oh yeah sorry - we were guest riding for Marc...

Oh yeah sorry - we were guest riding for Marc Pro, so I was in white & green, with white socks/shoes - I'm the poor fellow who rams the guy on the ground and lands on my shoulder/back.
08-05-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 258,184
Posted By mattm

I fell down y'all ...

I fell down y'all

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KypC2CLlU8&t=291s
08-05-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,852
Posted By mattm

**** yeah man!! Super happy to see this. ...

**** yeah man!! Super happy to see this.

Nice doggie too.
08-04-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,537
Posted By mattm

A LOT MORE. From someone who lived in...

A LOT MORE.

From someone who lived in Seattle, take my advice and avoid the PNW unless you want your Winter (October through about May there) to be full of 39F and light rain. It'll harden you,...
08-03-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3,979
Views: 183,916
Posted By mattm

For me: a couple of days for grand tour stages,...

For me: a couple of days for grand tour stages, since it's easy to get behind (if you watch full stages).

I think at least 24 hours if not 36 for one-day classics.

0 hours if you post in the...
08-02-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,583
Posted By mattm

Valley of the Sun pro/1 crit was 30.3 mph average...

Valley of the Sun pro/1 crit was 30.3 mph average in 2018 (and I'm sure every year). At the time it was the fastest race I'd done.

Boise Twilight this year was quite fast - it's a wide open...
08-02-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,852
Posted By mattm

San Rafael was part of the USA Crits series this...

San Rafael was part of the USA Crits series this year, so a lot of firepower was there. But even when it's just a local race it's the biggest local race.

The Boise Twilight crit was also USA Crits...
07-16-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,852
Posted By mattm

Wait I thought you hit your head at CBR, you...

Wait I thought you hit your head at CBR, you broke a bone too? Ugh.

Either way that sucks, we all need to heal the F up. I'm hoping I'll magically heal up and do the last few days of Intelli but...
07-16-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,852
Posted By mattm

Nah I appreciate that you like my story. One day...

Nah I appreciate that you like my story. One day I'll write a book, hopefully you'll buy it! (and like it)



Ha is that Chris Tolley/Elbowz? They weren't there. I love his videos though.

We...
07-16-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,852
Posted By mattm

Did the Boise Twilight pro crit on Saturday!...

Did the Boise Twilight pro crit on Saturday! Well, most of it.. got crashed out with 20 minutes to go in the 90 minute race.

It's a four-corner crit with flat and super smooth/wide roads. Super...
06-16-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,424
Posted By mattm

Look at the pro peloton, I think most riders are...

Look at the pro peloton, I think most riders are still on rim breaks.

Definitely in my pelotons, most riders are still on rim breaks.

I've only used them and lived to tell the tale!

You'll...
06-16-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13,792
Views: 717,608
Posted By mattm

Did 99 miles today - was pleased to get the...

Did 99 miles today - was pleased to get the distance just under 100 to anger the Strava Freds. It's actually hard to "time" it just right so that you come in above 99 but under 100. My life goal is...
06-03-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,852
Posted By mattm

I won a bike race. By "won" I mean survived....

I won a bike race.

By "won" I mean survived.

By "survived" I mean I didn't get dropped.

By "didn't get dropped" I mean I got dropped, but only on the last lap..

This was the Pescadero...
06-03-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 109,767
Posted By mattm

There are VNC apps for Android you could in...

There are VNC apps for Android you could in theory use - as in open up the Camera app on the device then VNC to it.

It's also possible to do this on the cheap using something like a Raspberry Pi...
06-03-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,631
Posted By mattm

This. Was scrolling through just to make...

This.

Was scrolling through just to make sure it had been posted.

Another way to say it is "if you're not passing, you're being passed"

Get used to moving up IN the field, so you don't have...
05-31-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 258,184
Posted By mattm

Thank you. Going on the right was just a...

Thank you.

Going on the right was just a split-second decision, no real reason. I watched the clip again and saw that I was happened to be a little more to the right of their wheel when I decided...
05-28-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,254
Posted By mattm

Don't sandbag. HTFU and race the A's - if...

Don't sandbag.

HTFU and race the A's - if you don't want to challenge yourself quit racing and take up LARP.
05-27-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5,850
Views: 384,336
Posted By mattm

how tall are you?

how tall are you?
05-24-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,969
Posted By mattm

How in the actual **** is new guys coming to race...

How in the actual **** is new guys coming to race evidence of "racing dying"?

That looks like new people coming in to the sport to me.
05-24-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,564
Posted By mattm

same

same
05-22-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3,979
Views: 183,916
Posted By mattm

Yes I'll be there with some teammates! ...

Yes I'll be there with some teammates!

Definitely worth the trip, it's a great race series.
05-21-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,852
Posted By mattm

@furiousferret...

@furiousferret (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/furiousferret-45841.html) sounds like a crazy race/ride all around!!

But a great experience. I saw your pics of the sunny islands on Strava and...
05-21-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 258,184
Posted By mattm

I finally won again! ...

I finally won again!

https://youtube.com/watch?v=X-rZMaSn8Nw
05-21-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,852
Posted By mattm

Been a busy season of racing so far - 19 races in...

Been a busy season of racing so far - 19 races in the books. Some ups, some downs, but that's racing.

Two weeks ago a teammate won his first p1/2 race, a big local one with a bunch of...
05-14-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,554
Posted By mattm

The times, the are a'changin. (in a good way!) ...

The times, the are a'changin. (in a good way!)

Older generations will struggle with the concepts, newer generations will wonder why it took so long. Same old story.
05-06-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,852
Posted By mattm

nice Heathpack!

nice Heathpack!
05-06-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,779
Posted By mattm

When I first started riding I was on 42cm bars. ...

When I first started riding I was on 42cm bars.

Last year I got Zipp aero bars and dropped down to 40 cm. Didn't really notice much of a difference.

This year I went to 38 cm Zipp (SL-70?) bars...
05-01-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3,979
Views: 183,916
Posted By mattm

I'm with you! Never watched it but lost...

I'm with you!

Never watched it but lost interest at "dragons & princesses", although I feel like I watch it since everyone (except us) watches it and talks about it nonstop.
04-29-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 110,895
Posted By mattm

He got it right at LBL! And his almost-crash...

He got it right at LBL!

And his almost-crash was epic... I thought he was going down for sure.
04-25-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 110,895
Posted By mattm

What are the chances that MVDP's clean? ...

What are the chances that MVDP's clean?

Don't get me wrong, I like him too but... when someone does super-human **** you have to wonder a little.
04-18-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3,979
Views: 183,916
Posted By mattm

Congrats, sounds like the right move!!

Congrats, sounds like the right move!!
04-11-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,852
Posted By mattm

same

same
03-25-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,852
Posted By mattm

Santa Cruz Crit yesterday - so much fun! A NorCal...

Santa Cruz Crit yesterday - so much fun! A NorCal classic - it's been run since 1970.

I hadn't done this race in two years, forgot how awesome it is. Especially when it's dry, considering the race...
03-22-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 110,895
Posted By mattm

Tried jumping through a bunch of hoops to watch...

Tried jumping through a bunch of hoops to watch Eurosport - got VPN, but then realized they want a billing address in the UK.. so much for that. Take my $$$!! For some reason it's challenging to pay...
03-20-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By mattm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbrEsOLu75c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbrEsOLu75c
03-20-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,969
Posted By mattm

Masters guys are the worst!

Masters guys are the worst!
03-20-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 138,115
Posted By mattm

The NABRA website seems to have minimal actual...

The NABRA website seems to have minimal actual info - race calendar, rule book, details like working with USAC... blog not updated since 2015? The "reciprocity" thing was from Steve, I dunno if it's...
03-19-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 138,115
Posted By mattm

This brings up a good point though - where is the...

This brings up a good point though - where is the NABRA rule book, and are the rules different than USAC?
03-19-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 138,115
Posted By mattm

Mostly because it's already lost. It's been...

Mostly because it's already lost. It's been around for a long time already and hasn't gained traction.. USAC isn't perfect but NABRA has 5k members, USAC has roughly 60k (active) members.

Sure...
03-19-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 181,149
Posted By mattm

this I ride with an AirPod in the right ear...

this

I ride with an AirPod in the right ear only, so I can hear traffic as needed. Luckily I don't have weird ears like Ygduf, so I don't need any weird adapters.
03-19-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 138,115
Posted By mattm

Local race promoter (http://redkiteracing.com) is...

Local race promoter (http://redkiteracing.com) is joining NABRA (https://www.nabra.us) and leaving USAC/our local association ("NCNCA"), but still holding races. He puts on a lot of office park crits...
03-18-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,852
Posted By mattm

lololol it is now!

lololol it is now!
03-17-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,852
Posted By mattm

With better traffic this morning it was only two...

With better traffic this morning it was only two hours on the way out.. but I have a kitty to feed at home, and it wasn't worth it to get our cat sitter to come over, so yeah I just drove both days....
03-16-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,852
Posted By mattm

Winchester Circuit Race p1/2 - we won. ...

Winchester Circuit Race p1/2 - we won.

New-ish local race, way out past Sacramento. Hilly circuit course around a fancy neighborhood. Hadn't done it before, but a teammate was going and I didn't...
03-12-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,352
Posted By mattm

Yes, Bariani... brave or stupid, one of the two! ...

Yes, Bariani... brave or stupid, one of the two!

The flat happened after the first right-hand turn, when we were coming down the overpass.. that section of road is smooth but then you take a right...
03-12-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,352
Posted By mattm

Ah yeah I remember that! San Ardo 2017. I...

Ah yeah I remember that! San Ardo 2017. I couldn't believe he made it back on, that as legit.

He's way stronger than me for that type of effort, physically and mentally.
03-12-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,352
Posted By mattm

Thanks, great tips! Yeah there was no...

Thanks, great tips!

Yeah there was no "caravan" in this race, but the van/driver was from a semi-pro/semi-legit domestic team, and the bumper did have marks on it. The driver said "don't be afraid...
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