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10-20-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2,063
Views: 226,257
Posted By carpediemracing

This is one of my sporadic "open my soul to BF"...

This is one of my sporadic "open my soul to BF" posts. I don't know where else to share this stuff.

Over time I realized at work that music is so, so important for my mental health. I hear the...
10-03-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 308,245
Posted By carpediemracing

There are two approaches to this. First, you hang...

There are two approaches to this. First, you hang onto them. When you finally get back on them everyone will be admiring your vintage bike with only 12 speeds and all that.

The other is that you...
09-01-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 308,245
Posted By carpediemracing

At my race I got beat by a newish rider. I asked...

At my race I got beat by a newish rider. I asked him how old he was. He was born 2 or 3 years *after* I started promoting the Series. I told him as much. Heh. I think both of us were like "damn, he's...
08-30-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,315
Posted By carpediemracing

3:31 Ventoux

So yesterday when I saw that "France" was on the rotation I decided to do the Ventoux climb. It is listed at about 12 miles. I did the 8 mile Alpe in about 1.5 hours so I figured just a bit longer...
08-30-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 308,245
Posted By carpediemracing

I realized this is how I think of the guys at...

I realized this is how I think of the guys at work, save one that is 1 year younger than me. I'm older than many of their dads, which is kind of weird (My current thing to say/think is that I have 15...
08-27-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 308,245
Posted By carpediemracing

At work I try and look after the guys. I feel...

At work I try and look after the guys. I feel sort of protective of them, as if they were my kids (and I very well could be their dad, based on ages). I'll go buy a big soda for them to split, or ice...
Replies: 18
Views: 3,496
Posted By carpediemracing

Weight 135-140 lbs

Weight. It weighs 140 lbs for shipping purposes, 135 lbs I think is the actual weight.

I moved mine myself. I didn't realize how heavy it was, but it's possible to do it solo, it's just not...
Replies: 18
Views: 3,496
Posted By carpediemracing

I cut the head tube down on my CycleOps 300. It...

I cut the head tube down on my CycleOps 300. It was pretty straightforward. I thought I posted it somewhere in this forum but I don't remember.

The "before" picture - this was me thinking in...
04-27-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,722
Posted By carpediemracing

Happier ones. My mom died from cancer in Aug...

Happier ones.

My mom died from cancer in Aug 2003 (okay, that's not happy). She was diagnosed in 2000, moved into my house almost immediately (she preferred to be treated in the US, my parents...
04-14-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,315
Posted By carpediemracing

For anyone wanting to do Alpe, I'm going up it...

For anyone wanting to do Alpe, I'm going up it starting now, maybe 10 min before I hit the "gate". Aki.Sato|EXPO

I'm going slow, with a couple friends intending on joining, you can shell me once...
04-08-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,671
Posted By carpediemracing

Speed trumps position until speeds plateau. Then...

Speed trumps position until speeds plateau. Then position usually trumps speed. This from a more amateur racer where it isn't flat out for the last hour before the sprint. For pro races, since most...
03-25-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2,063
Views: 226,257
Posted By carpediemracing

Dropping in. I don't browse as much as time is...

Dropping in. I don't browse as much as time is very limited overall. I feel the need to share because, well, frankly, I've had a few tequilas and I'm listening to music and it makes me think of all...
Replies: 43
Views: 5,493
Posted By carpediemracing

I'm with you on this one. Japan has...

I'm with you on this one.

Japan has cancelled school for March, and I'm sure they'll be willing to take more drastic measures if they feel it necessary. The culture is such that they will...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,382
Posted By carpediemracing

I sent my old SRM in for service (original SRM...

I sent my old SRM in for service (original SRM with the removable crankarms, PC5). They offered me an Origin + refurb PC7 for $1050+shipping. It's $200 for a refurb PC7 so do the math.

I sent my...
01-04-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 308,245
Posted By carpediemracing

Can you do a Chung method test? I'm perusing...

Can you do a Chung method test? I'm perusing Google maps for a suitable bit of road, and waiting for warmer weather. But I'll be doing some tests on myself.
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Replies: 2,762
Views: 350,911
Posted By carpediemracing

I'd go one step further, as someone that worked...

I'd go one step further, as someone that worked in a True Value and spent time organizing and stocking those little drawers of nuts and bolts. The little drawers of nuts and bolts should be much...
Replies: 5,822
Views: 595,378
Posted By carpediemracing

I'm thinking you could probably make a dozen and...

I'm thinking you could probably make a dozen and sell them all at some good coin, to happy buyers.

That wheel sold pretty quickly so I'm in a holding pattern again.

My main purchases will be...
10-28-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 308,245
Posted By carpediemracing

Very good. I'm not on the computer as much...

Very good. I'm not on the computer as much anymore so not really on forums and such. No longer work with computers so my "alt-tab" posting (blog, forums) is no longer a thing. I realize I used to...
06-09-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,774
Posted By carpediemracing

This is a familiar question/problem. The issue...

This is a familiar question/problem. The issue here is usually being uncomfortable with others around your front wheel and bars. I call this the "Sphere" as the old timers in the forum will know....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-12, 06:54 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,602
Posted By carpediemracing

You'd mentioned never to use a torque wrench...

You'd mentioned never to use a torque wrench "Torque wrenches are never needed for bicycle work". A blanket statement like that is difficult to back up because someone, somewhere, will find an...
10-30-08, 07:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,329
Posted By carpediemracing

Cool! All aspects - SRM, quilt, letter. My...

Cool! All aspects - SRM, quilt, letter.

My SRM powercontrol (V) goes blank whenever I leave it alone for a while (4-5 days). I charge it overnight, then another night, and try downloading data...
02-15-08, 03:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,620
Posted By carpediemracing

Disclaimer: I don't build wheels for a living...

Disclaimer: I don't build wheels for a living anymore, and I don't build wheels for money now. The only wheels I build are for myself and a very, very few friends/teammates.

If you came into my...
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