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From my recent experience, you can get a pair of...

From my recent experience, you can get a pair of Bont Vaypor T track shoes https://www.bontcycling.com/products/track/vaypor-t/index.html for close to the same money as the other cycling shoes...
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Maybe out of protest?

Maybe out of protest?
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You can set world records in competition outside...

You can set world records in competition outside of the world championships, just need to have the correct people and measures in place to ratify it.....believe a couple of world records were set at...
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Had there been no contact, there would have been...

Had there been no contact, there would have been no panic........
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Nothing new there......he took someone down at...

Nothing new there......he took someone down at Nationals in pretty much similar fashion.

I think he brings a bit too much of his professional Kirin attitude to the sprints....most Master's are...
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Yep, that's me...we're you one of the 40 yr olds...

Yep, that's me...we're you one of the 40 yr olds that always seemed to have energy for one lap more than me?
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Thanks to those that responded, turned out that...

Thanks to those that responded, turned out that 52/14 or 51/14 were the correct gears for me this weekend, it was a combined field of 18, all Master men and Open women.....did the 1st race on a...
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I'm a realist...just hanging with them is my...

I'm a realist...just hanging with them is my goal. I'm sure there will be people there that participated in mass start events at Masters Nats last month and are training for mass start at Worlds in...
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Interesting....I know the amount will vary with...

Interesting....I know the amount will vary with speed, but at sprint speeds on a 250m track, how much different is the displayed GPS speed vs actual?
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For me personally, I found this to be incorrect....

For me personally, I found this to be incorrect. Granted, I'm not your average cyclist and at 6' and 235 lbs, I'm built more like an NFL linebacker. I recently went down to 165 cranks and both my...
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Understand, but it takes a little of the angst...

Understand, but it takes a little of the angst away when you have a long drive, then have to register/check in and get ready for racing if I already have that question out of the way. I'll ask around...
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Yes, I'm in the 50+ group (makes me sound so...

Yes, I'm in the 50+ group (makes me sound so old).....and I'll have the cart with me at Rock Hill:thumb: Introduce yourself again, I'll look forward to it......
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Since I'm 10 1/2 hours away, there are no locals...

Since I'm 10 1/2 hours away, there are no locals to me......this was my way of asking :D
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Funny you should mention that thread.....every...

Funny you should mention that thread.....every once in awhile I start to read that thread and then can't take the infighting/argueing/ borderline insults, so I just leave it. I know there is good...
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How did I know that you would respond with some...

How did I know that you would respond with some overly complicated response that didn't really answer the question posed? Must be the engineer in you...... All I simply wanted to know was what...
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Exactly....I trained exclusively for the sprints...

Exactly....I trained exclusively for the sprints at last year and this years Masters Nats and training for the sprints in Worlds this year. Making the 10 1/2 drive up to Rock Hill this Friday for the...
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I understand all of what your saying and...

I understand all of what your saying and understand gearing and the factors that affect it. It's just been awhile since I have raced a mass start event and never at a masters event, I'm just trying...
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100" range, + or - a few inches for flying 200's...

100" range, + or - a few inches for flying 200's and sprint rounds......98" at Master Nationals is what I was looking for in terms of mass start gearing. Didn't want to go out for the 1st race in a...
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Gearing for scratch/points race?

I know the responses are going to vary widely and there is no one magical gear, but what is the range of gear inches I should expect to see in a master's scratch, miss 'n out or points race? I live 5...
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Depends upon efforts being done, for...

Depends upon efforts being done, for training....standing starts, very tight. Doing laps with moderate pace....snugged, not very tight. Race day, tighter than training days. The rear wheel can come...
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I agree as well....especially since I suck at...

I agree as well....especially since I suck at F200's since I never practice them. Closest velodrome to me is just over 5 hours away and the next closest is 8 hours away, so 99% of my riding/training...
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I've checked the ones on eBay, do any of them...

I've checked the ones on eBay, do any of them have independent website or do they all sell through eBay? Nothing used on eBay and I was about to pull the trigger on a new pair and now looking for the...
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I believe this has to do with the rider comfort I...

I believe this has to do with the rider comfort I eluded to in my post. Not only physical comfort, but mental comfort. A lot of it depends upon the size of your upper body, length of legs, crank...
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I think the right wheels make the biggest...

I think the right wheels make the biggest difference (same track, under the same conditions), disk vs 4 or 5 spoke vs deep dish spoke are dependent upon track, indoor/outdoor, head wind, cross wind,...
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FOR TRADE: Campagnolo Record 170 cranks with...

FOR TRADE:
Campagnolo Record 170 cranks with bottom bracket, in great shape, writing/labels are still on them...can provide pics

WANT:
Dura Ace Octalink 165 crank arms (have bottom bracket, just...
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Posted By Divebrian

Places to Stay For Masters Nationals

Always wanted to go to T-Town, but never been. Now that Masters Nationals is being held there, I will be going and would appreciate any recommendations on good places to stay that are close by. I...
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I am very familiar with Brian Piccolo velodrome...

I am very familiar with Brian Piccolo velodrome as I started racing there in 2000. The velodrome had problems then and they never got any better. The velodrome is in the back of a county park, but it...
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On the other side of the coin, it may be that...

On the other side of the coin, it may be that parent next to you that is holding down a full time job with the usual responsibilities that is the one cheating as they are a parent, have a full time...
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Question on Vittoria control track vs road. On...

Question on Vittoria control track vs road. On the Vittoria website, it list the control under both the road and track sections. The road version has a 320 TPI and the track version is 290 TPI, other...
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Posted By Divebrian

Is there any place that list the riders that were...

Is there any place that list the riders that were tested for Masters Nationals or Worlds that failed the test? I would be interested to see if any in my age group had issues.
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Can someone explain a Durney race to me. Never...

Can someone explain a Durney race to me. Never seen one and from watching the Cavendish video clip, it appears each person has their own personal durney to follow/draft and it appears that the racer...
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Hey, don't drag me into your pissing match.....I...

Hey, don't drag me into your pissing match.....I was simply saying that what works best for one, may not be best for another. If you are of similar size and style, you may want to mimic their...
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This is true to a point, but what works for Rider...

This is true to a point, but what works for Rider A (more powerful) is not always a good choice for Rider B. Not trying to be nit picky, but there are difference between each rider. Now, if your...
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Just curious as I have both the 808 (have a set...

Just curious as I have both the 808 (have a set for training/local races) and a disk/IO combination for big races. I always thought that both were very similar in aero properties in a head wind...
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Are you saying there is a faster wheel than the...

Are you saying there is a faster wheel than the IO? Other than a front disk which is not conducive to outside usage, I'm not aware of any other options.
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Posted By Divebrian

What's even crazier than M 50-54 was the one the...

What's even crazier than M 50-54 was the one the previous night. I'd have to look at the schedule to be sure which one it was, it was the mens gold/silver ride, I believe for the 60-64 and the lead...
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I know the guy who crashed and saw him last...

I know the guy who crashed and saw him last night. He had to come over the top of the Russian and it came down to a bike throw at the line. He said he threw his bike so hard that he was actually...
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Last night at the World’s, in the M 45-49 750’s,...

Last night at the World’s, in the M 45-49 750’s, it was split again about 50/50 aerobars to sprint bars with the three fastest times being on sprint bars. For the M 50-54 500’s, I believe there were...
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I know this is a bit of an old thread, but...

I know this is a bit of an old thread, but thought I would bring it back to the top after what I saw today at the 2017 Master World’s. In the M 55-59, there were a lot of guys using sprint bars....
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Posted By Divebrian

The scratch race was an odd situation. Not saying...

The scratch race was an odd situation. Not saying that his accomplishment wasn’t amazing, but it was different. With three laps to go, there was a crash that neutralized the race and then temporarily...
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Thanks for the response, but I was under the...

Thanks for the response, but I was under the impression it was not a free event. On the event sign up page, they have a list of add ons with options for infield passes and spectator passes. Infield...
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I (or rather my wife) has a few questions for...

I (or rather my wife) has a few questions for anyone familiar with Carson and/or Worlds. This will be her 1st time to a velodrome or to watch/assist me and she has been driving me crazy with...
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I don't know if you have checked your age group...

I don't know if you have checked your age group lately, but mine (50-54) blew up the last five days of registration. I signed up with seven days to registration close and there were 13-15 guys signed...
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I finally signed up, had to take a few minutes...

I finally signed up, had to take a few minutes out of my hurricane evacuation prep to do it. Knew that after the hurricane hit and we were without power, I'd miss the deadline. The current world...
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How do you find the entries? I looked all over...

How do you find the entries? I looked all over the web site for it and couldn't find a link....found the link on how to register, but not to see who has registered.
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I think liking the narrowness of the bars has a...

I think liking the narrowness of the bars has a lot to do with your upper body build. I always rode the widest bars you could find on the road as I have a really wide chest and shoulders. My chest is...
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Posted By Divebrian

Thanks, it is the Hampton Inn and it was...

Thanks, it is the Hampton Inn and it was $20/night cheaper than the Double Tree. How's that rear wheel treating you?
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Anyone familiar with the Carson/LA velodrome have...

Anyone familiar with the Carson/LA velodrome have any hotel suggestions for Worlds? Is the Double Tree listed on the World's site for $175/night the best deal? Don't need the Ritz Carlton, but also...
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Posted By Divebrian

I ordered my Koga Kimera frame through them and...

I ordered my Koga Kimera frame through them and it was on my doorstep in the US within 8 days.
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Posted By Divebrian

Won't let me send you another PM for 60 minutes,...

Won't let me send you another PM for 60 minutes, I'll PM you then, I won't be leaving the house until then anyways and I live 5 minutes from the FedEx drop off.
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