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I'd eat cardboard before Olive Garden. And I'm...

I'd eat cardboard before Olive Garden. And I'm no food snob... I'm from the trailer park.
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Posted By VanceMac

Can we get 2018 Madison Nationals on the calendar...

Can we get 2018 Madison Nationals on the calendar for this track?

Sorry, too soon?
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I first bought them as a bit of a lark because I...

I first bought them as a bit of a lark because I liked how clean they looked and was curious about laces. After my first ride, I never wore anything else, and now have 4 pairs. That's a bit overkill...
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I was using an Inzer lever belt clone. It has...

I was using an Inzer lever belt clone. It has been very solid, and would recommend to anyone on a tight budget. Four years later, I went with Pioneer Fit, for their easy customization. I didn't need...
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My new lifting belt just arrived this week! ...

My new lifting belt just arrived this week! Sure, boring commodity item... but lifting offers so few opportunities for retail therapy compared to cycling.
10-14-17, 08:52 PM
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Posted By VanceMac

Think you might be right. Big M was better...

Think you might be right. Big M was better slotted as a 2 this year, so if you could have cranked out a 15" final lap after drafting that freight train, that would have put us at 50 flat...
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Posted By VanceMac

Worlds finishing up at my home track this...

Worlds finishing up at my home track this weekend. Looking forward to the winter bulking season!
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Posted By VanceMac

I think for 500m it's splitting hairs, and as...

I think for 500m it's splitting hairs, and as Brawlo mentioned it is only worth considering if you are very proficient at transitioning... and, it should go without saying, very comfortable putting...
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Posted By VanceMac

ALL sessions are FREE for spectators.

ALL sessions are FREE for spectators.
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In your stall, is it just a 4x8 stantioned off...

In your stall, is it just a 4x8 stantioned off piece of concrete or is there a chair/bench? There are chairs. But an event this big, I'm not sure they will have enough for everyone.

What...
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I was extremely pleased with the quality of the...

I was extremely pleased with the quality of the fields this year: women, men, and juniors. The Euros and Aussies love to be snarky about "non elite times" for things like 200 and kilo (usually from...
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Posted By VanceMac

Agree with most everything here. My one adjacent...

Agree with most everything here. My one adjacent comment: the trend toward bigger gears in both omniums and (especially) sprinting has made it all the more difficult to convince newcomers that they...
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Last week, the podium for the women's cat 4/5...

Last week, the podium for the women's cat 4/5 omnium was 66 years old. We've worked hard to create two women's fields for exactly this purpose. This Saturday is the last one of the year. JUST FYI.
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That was killer field. The guy who won is our...

That was killer field. The guy who won is our current series leader (even missing the last 2 dates to be in TTown, he's going to win). Add in Zak, Hall, Rotherham... I can imagine the pace.
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These three sentences encapsulate two of the...

These three sentences encapsulate two of the biggest barriers I encounter when discussing training with roadies (and more acutely, roadies who may want to start incorporating lifting).
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Most of what we have been discussing is just...

Most of what we have been discussing is just small and nuanced differences. But that statement I would sharply disagree with.




Most of what we have been discussing is just small and...
06-05-17, 03:30 PM
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Posted By VanceMac

There are omniums the next two Saturdays... the...

There are omniums the next two Saturdays... the last two of the year!
06-05-17, 12:51 PM
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Posted By VanceMac

All the cool kids are doing that!

All the cool kids are doing that!
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First, no one who wants to be taken seriously...

First, no one who wants to be taken seriously holds up one person as a reason to do anything. Second, saying he is far from being fast is a bit disingenuous, no? You have to be in the top 3-4 in the...
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On this point specifically, I couldn't disagree...

On this point specifically, I couldn't disagree more.

In brief: goal of gym is to make muscles stronger. How you make yourself stronger is a very mature practice. Sure, you can point to a...
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My red herring comment referred not to single-leg...

My red herring comment referred not to single-leg work, but to "closer assimilation to cycling." It almost guaranteed that everyone new to the gym will immediately try to overthink it and get...
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Posted By VanceMac

I believe this is a red herring. And one that...

I believe this is a red herring. And one that detracts from primary purpose of gym work.




Quite agree.
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Posted By VanceMac

That study isn't terrible, but I think this is...

That study isn't terrible, but I think this is where most studies like this fail miserably: "for 4-5 weeks of training."
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I'll never go back to boa or ratchet. Never. ...

I'll never go back to boa or ratchet. Never.

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At Carson, we always had Friday Night Racing....

At Carson, we always had Friday Night Racing. This year, we finally made the move to Saturday Main Event for omniums. Being southern California, there are crits and road races and mtb races every...
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Everyone can just stay at my house. I mean, how...

Everyone can just stay at my house. I mean, how many people could it be?
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Posted By VanceMac

Home - Masters Worlds LA...

Home - Masters Worlds LA (http://mastersworldsla.com/) 2018 will be in same location, but suspect UCI won't set dates until the end of the year.
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Posted By VanceMac

Please change the name to "Kilo recovery...

Please change the name to "Kilo recovery competition." Just so irrational.
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Posted By VanceMac

Qualifying rounds for time trials is just...

Qualifying rounds for time trials is just ridiculous.
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Posted By VanceMac

It takes VERY little aero advantage to easily...

It takes VERY little aero advantage to easily make up for the difference in 300g would make in acceleration.
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I remember. ...

I remember. https://veloclublagrange.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/transform-your-label/

Haven't touched my track bike since July. Hoping I can get the fire back.
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Posted By VanceMac

You can leave it on your bars; just have to put...

You can leave it on your bars; just have to put tape over the screen.
12-16-16, 07:08 PM
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Posted By VanceMac

I don't really do anything more than a couple...

I don't really do anything more than a couple hours anymore, but when I do, it's just maltodextrin in the bottle. Mainly because I'm cheap, but also because it isn't sweet and has a high glycemic...
12-16-16, 07:05 PM
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Posted By VanceMac

This will be a fun field.

This will be a fun field.
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Posted By VanceMac

My n=1 experience jives very closely with what...

My n=1 experience jives very closely with what Carelton just posted above. My first year lifting, still a slave to the conventional wisdom that lifting was bad for enduros, I backed off once the...
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Posted By VanceMac

Off-season lifting going very well. Basically...

Off-season lifting going very well. Basically stopped riding at the end of July, so lifting better be going well! Had a couple cyclists over on Black Friday for a lifting party. Much grunting and...
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Posted By VanceMac

Small even for track, given the circumstances,...

Small even for track, given the circumstances, but it was almost 100% cream of the crop. Congrats! See you at WORLDS in 11 months.
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Posted By VanceMac

I know a few people who lift there, including at...

I know a few people who lift there, including at least one trackie from VSC. You are lucky to have such a well-equipped gym so close to you.

As for coach/programming... I would suggest really...
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Posted By VanceMac

Still beholden to UCI, but Travis updated the...

Still beholden to UCI, but Travis updated the website:


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Posted By VanceMac

Again, it's UCI's show. Travis does have this...

Again, it's UCI's show. Travis does have this request into UCI already.
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Posted By VanceMac

Worlds is a UCI race. Carson has nothing to do...

Worlds is a UCI race. Carson has nothing to do with it, other than hosting... and providing all the free labor. ;)

And if we were, we'd have every possible age group for both genders. That's...
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Posted By VanceMac

Seven posts above: Home - Masters Worlds LA...

Seven posts above: Home - Masters Worlds LA (http://mastersworldsla.com/)
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Posted By VanceMac

This can't be overstated. Every year, I see...

This can't be overstated. Every year, I see roadie friends in off-season trying to add power by either lifting or "big ring climbing" a handful of times over a couple months. Complete waste of time. ...
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Posted By VanceMac

infestedguy1 The trap bar is the target of much...

infestedguy1 The trap bar is the target of much tongue-in-cheek mocking. But it definitely has a place (unlike, say, a Smith Machine). However, there's a reason it isn't in Starting Strength or other...
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Posted By VanceMac

Same with us frail Masters. The whole knocking...

Same with us frail Masters. The whole knocking the kilo down to 750 then 500 is utterly ludicrous and indefensible. No possible (rational) justification, and it becomes a completely different event....
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Posted By VanceMac

I can understand the desire to compact it into...

I can understand the desire to compact it into one day. And I'm generally fine with the new combo.

I personally would have kept the kilo, though (at expense of Tempo I guess... I would say...
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Posted By VanceMac

No, there is no qualifier for Masters Worlds. ...

No, there is no qualifier for Masters Worlds. But if you show up at Encino, your competition will be very light. Worlds is at Carson, not Encino. :)
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Posted By VanceMac

Textbook move when there are a couple big fish...

Textbook move when there are a couple big fish relative to you and the field. And it works quite often. That's relative... but if it's only 15% of the time that they get stuck watching each other too...
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Posted By VanceMac

Still awaiting a certain race report from...

Still awaiting a certain race report from queerpunk...
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