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04-28-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,196
Posted By nslckevin

Get MyFitnessPal on your phone. Log everything...

Get MyFitnessPal on your phone.
Log everything you eat
Log your exercise.
Let the program do the math.

You will be amazed at some of the things you do regarding eating that are working against...
10-29-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,892
Posted By nslckevin

A bit over 20 years ago I was living in Davis, CA...

A bit over 20 years ago I was living in Davis, CA where my wife was going to school and commuting by bike to my job in Sacramento, CA. One morning I went out to the garage to hop on my bike and it...
10-29-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By nslckevin

I've had good luck with them also. As others...

I've had good luck with them also. As others have alluded to the size of your box is what matters. If you're just shipping a frame and fork you will find that cutting down a standard bike box that...
10-15-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,933
Posted By nslckevin

I started racing in a compact in 2007. First...

I started racing in a compact in 2007. First 50x34, then 50x36 when I switched to Q-Rings. (They didn't have a 34 small ring at that time.)

I switched to 52x36 in 2015 when I ordered a new set...
Replies: 126
Views: 6,790
Posted By nslckevin

To my knowledge the UCI has never recognized Team...

To my knowledge the UCI has never recognized Team Pursuit or Team Sprint records for masters. **

Where did anybody get the idea that they did?

**Except that for some reason there is a 135+...
Replies: 126
Views: 6,790
Posted By nslckevin

Last year we "broke the WR" for 55+ TP and they...

Last year we "broke the WR" for 55+ TP and they checked all of our bikes afterward because of that. The funny thing is that the UCI doesn't have ANY TP world records. So I have no idea why they did...
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By nslckevin

If you think that there is a chance that you will...

If you think that there is a chance that you will get drug tested be aware of the Clenbuterol problem in Mexico livestock.

https://www.usada.org/clenbuterol-and-meat-contamination/

When we did...
09-07-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By nslckevin

I am pretty sure that it is 100% about who is...

I am pretty sure that it is 100% about who is willing to be the promoter. For USAC nationals none of the entry fee money goes to the promoters, it all goes to USAC. USAC provides all the timing and...
08-14-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5,443
Views: 222,838
Posted By nslckevin

Since the weather sucked at the Loyalton TT this...

Since the weather sucked at the Loyalton TT this year (windy), Rob Van Houweling worked with the Reno Wheelmen to promote a record attempt day just across the valley on the Sattley TT course. It was...
08-08-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5,443
Views: 222,838
Posted By nslckevin

With the excuse of using it to get our new...

With the excuse of using it to get our new masters worlds TP squad together for a practice run on the track in LA before worlds I went to elite track nationals. I haven't spent enough time on the...
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By nslckevin

Project 4:45

In 1996, at the age of 35 I went to elite nationals and rode a 4:45 individual pursuit at T-Town. As a side note I also was part of a team pursuit squad that rode 4:31 for the bronze medal. (Myself,...
Replies: 52
Views: 2,512
Posted By nslckevin

... and 4th place at worlds where we all raced at...

... and 4th place at worlds where we all raced at sea level... :-(



Sorry, bad news. Mike McCarthy went stupid fast in Mexico last November.
45-49 3000m 3.16.770 Michael McCarthy USA 2017...
Replies: 52
Views: 2,512
Posted By nslckevin

I could live with 3km I guess, but 2km is just...

I could live with 3km I guess, but 2km is just stupid. (I'm 57) It is no longer an endurance event. The 2kmm pursuit is just a long kilo.
Replies: 52
Views: 2,512
Posted By nslckevin

Here is the full list. 1- Team Pursuit for...

Here is the full list.

1- Team Pursuit for both men and women is now 4000m with four riders for all age categories.



2- Points Race, Men, and Women, If more than 24 riders, qualifying (half...
Replies: 52
Views: 2,512
Posted By nslckevin

Masters track Worlds changes

I just got the email from Travis Smith about changes for this year.

The biggest change is that Team Pursuit is now 4km for men and women and 4 riders for women.

There was a rumor that other...
12-18-17, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 387,805
Posted By nslckevin

In 2015 the new Loyalton course had not yet been...

In 2015 the new Loyalton course had not yet been certified. At elite nationals Max Korus rode a 47:22 40km and would have taken Frey's record but for the lack of certification. It has since been...
Replies: 77
Views: 11,247
Posted By nslckevin

I saw that race. The 60+ guys were on the same...

I saw that race. The 60+ guys were on the same schedule as us, right after the 55+ races. Pardon my french, but my thought was "how is that fat **** kicking everybody's ass like that?" Seriously,...
10-25-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 126,527
Posted By nslckevin

Have you ever raced your bike up Pikes Peak? 10%...

Have you ever raced your bike up Pikes Peak? 10% at 14,000' feet is kind of hard. Especially after an hour plus of racing. I can think of a LOT of different national championship events less...
10-25-17, 10:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,542
Posted By nslckevin

Is it passable now? I saw on Strava that some...

Is it passable now? I saw on Strava that some people rode up it in the last week. I've got a group of friends that I'm planning on taking over Morgan Territory on Saturday and want to know what's...
Replies: 299
Views: 97,886
Posted By nslckevin

I just wanted to point out how dissapointed I was...

I just wanted to point out how dissapointed I was in my fellow master's racers at worlds in LA last week. Not a single Felt TA FRD! :-) I expected to see at least two or three. I knew at least...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By nslckevin

Shiver Me Timbers

Worlds 55-64 Team Pursuit Final. It was our third pursuit together. SoCal districts, Worlds Qualifier, Worlds Final.

Start order: Shaun Wallace, Larry Nolan, Don Langley, me.
...
Replies: 40
Views: 3,000
Posted By nslckevin

The BB is certainly lower than a track bike. I'm...

The BB is certainly lower than a track bike. I'm not sure exactly how much. I use 175's for road TT's and pursuit/TP. At both Aguascalientes and VSC while going really slow on the track I've...
10-13-17, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5,443
Views: 222,838
Posted By nslckevin

55-59 Worlds scratch race

(written on Sunday)



Today was the first day of racing at the UCI Masterís World Track Championships. My first race, the Scratch Race is today. In the morning I took a short ride along the...
Replies: 40
Views: 3,000
Posted By nslckevin

A number of riders (myself included) are using...

A number of riders (myself included) are using the Specialized Shiv as a pursuit/team pursuit bike. Some are also using it for mass start with kind of a custom head tube adapter to give it enough...
Replies: 40
Views: 3,000
Posted By nslckevin

I think that's the case. I went to watch last...

I think that's the case. I went to watch last year's 55+ races for research and at least a few of them were muted. I once posted a youtube video with a Led Zep song in the back ground and the same...
Replies: 17
Views: 2,711
Posted By nslckevin

Details? What world records were set and what...

Details? What world records were set and what were the distances?

I saw that the mens 40-44 record was broken, but that is all I saw.

Thanks.
Replies: 40
Views: 3,000
Posted By nslckevin

Master's Worlds in LA - Where are all the entries?

10 days until the registration deadline and the numbers seem kind of low. In my 55-59 scratch race for instance there are 24 riders entered, 16 from the US. The defending champion hasn't entered...
Replies: 25
Views: 2,878
Posted By nslckevin

Then I have to thank you because it made life so...

Then I have to thank you because it made life so much easier for me that trying to hear somebody calling splits!

Thanks!

Kevin
Replies: 25
Views: 2,878
Posted By nslckevin

Rob has a great setup for this. He has a timing...

Rob has a great setup for this. He has a timing strip to plugs into a USB port of a windows laptop. There is a timing program that reads the com port for the timing signals and it interfaces with...
Replies: 25
Views: 2,878
Posted By nslckevin

Success

So we're back from Aguascalientes. We had a total of 11 athlete's going for records and a total of 16 records were set.

Andi Smith - US women's 50-54 hour and world 50+ TP
Molly Van Houweling - ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,363
Posted By nslckevin

This is directed at the thread in general and not...

This is directed at the thread in general and not at any one particular post.

I'm not 100% positive if this rule is road specific, but I know that when I broke the US 40km record for my age group...
Replies: 25
Views: 2,878
Posted By nslckevin

For my two tests at Hellyer I've used Rob Van...

For my two tests at Hellyer I've used Rob Van Houweling's timing system and weather station. He has a laptop with a timing program connected to a timing strip. You input your goal and your start...
Replies: 25
Views: 2,878
Posted By nslckevin

The WR in my age group (55-59) is 47.773 km. The...

The WR in my age group (55-59) is 47.773 km. The national record (was the WR until last March) is 45.019km. I've gone 46.2 at Hellyer, outdoors, sea level, windy day.

I believe I can do 50km in...
Replies: 25
Views: 2,878
Posted By nslckevin

It's only an hour. Unless it's super hot, nobody...

It's only an hour. Unless it's super hot, nobody NEEDS water to get through an hour. And in the case of this attempt, we will specifically pick the time to get a temperature that is warm enough to...
Replies: 25
Views: 2,878
Posted By nslckevin

The testing found that I am a "sugar burner". ...

The testing found that I am a "sugar burner". Normally at lower effort levels people burn more fat than sugar and then as it gets hard, more sugar than fat. For me, at the beginning I was burning...
Replies: 25
Views: 2,878
Posted By nslckevin

Taking a crack at the hour record

My teammate Dan Bryant (45-59) and I (55-59) will be taking a crack at the world hour record in our age groups at Aquascalientes in the 2nd week of July. Exact date to be determined, but it will be...
12-19-16, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,455
Posted By nslckevin

Hmm. Then I guess I'll go for the match sprints...

Hmm. Then I guess I'll go for the match sprints and keirin? :-)



Yeah, I'm not that thrilled with the shorter distance pursuit. 2k is not built for me.

It's going to be fun.
12-15-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,455
Posted By nslckevin

I turned 55 this year and planned on winning a...

I turned 55 this year and planned on winning a bunch of national championships. It didn't quite pan out that way. As it turns out others wanted to win national championships too. Who knew? :-)...
12-09-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 387,805
Posted By nslckevin

I saw an add for a new Alfa Romeo called "The...

I saw an add for a new Alfa Romeo called "The Stelvio". Seriously, what bike racer in their right mind doesn't want a car called "The Stelvio". Best. Car. Name. Ever.
...
10-13-16, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,297
Posted By nslckevin

I have two bike racing friends who have had hip...

I have two bike racing friends who have had hip replacements. Larry Nolan just won his 18th world championship on the track 2 years post hip replacement. Rob Anderson had his hip replaced a few...
Replies: 73
Views: 5,523
Posted By nslckevin

Yes, it is now the Gran Fondo World Track...

Yes, it is now the Gran Fondo World Track Championships! :-)
Replies: 73
Views: 5,523
Posted By nslckevin

Thanks. I'm not all that excited about 2k. That...

Thanks. I'm not all that excited about 2k. That seems too close to the kilo for me, but it is what it is I guess so I'll give it a shot.

Did Gary Painter go for the hour?

I was hoping that...
Replies: 73
Views: 5,523
Posted By nslckevin

To be competitive at worlds you'd want to be able...

To be competitive at worlds you'd want to be able to do something around 3:35 at Hellyer for 3km. Times in LA will be much faster as it's indoors and people will be using front disk wheels. Also,...
Replies: 24
Views: 948
Posted By nslckevin

I am primarily a bike racer and have been for...

I am primarily a bike racer and have been for years. There were a few rides that I always wanted to do, but conflicted with races. Specifically the Devil Mountain Double and the Terrible Two, both...
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