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09-29-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,312
Posted By McTufferton

Bought a set of 60mm, 23mm wide, Chinese carbon...

Bought a set of 60mm, 23mm wide, Chinese carbon clinchers with 11sp Novatec straight pull hubs in March of this year. I've got about 30 races on them this year and probably 2500 training miles. I...
07-24-15, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,958
Posted By McTufferton

This sums up my experience perfectly. Cat 2,...

This sums up my experience perfectly. Cat 2, soon to be cat 1. Dad of two with job that requires some travel. Wife also works full time. Kids have their own after school sports and activities. ...
03-11-15, 04:52 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,807
Posted By McTufferton

To clarify, they weren't riding in a way that...

To clarify, they weren't riding in a way that physically blocked the road. None of them were at the front of the group. Rather, they would get into what little rotation was taking place, and...
03-11-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,807
Posted By McTufferton

Passive vs. Active Blocking

A tactic used by a team this weekend during a local road race has generated a lot of discussion, either for or against.

They got their guy into a 2 man break and actively disrupted a (somewhat)...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By McTufferton

Straight from the link posted above by...

Straight from the link posted above by carpediemracing from botto 's thread. It really is this simple and really is the best way to get started with racing:
1. Find some group rides, fast group...
03-09-15, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,689
Views: 144,026
Posted By McTufferton

Our race season finally started yesterday with...

Our race season finally started yesterday with Froze Toes RR, P/1/2. Teammate got the win. I rolled in otb after cramping in the final few miles when it counted. Not happy with my result but very...
03-04-15, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,727
Posted By McTufferton

This. I get everything ready the night before,...

This. I get everything ready the night before, then go to bed and fall asleep like any other night. After my first year, the excitement and anxiety of a race the following day just went away. There...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 461,961
Posted By McTufferton

In the few miles I have on it so far it is very...

In the few miles I have on it so far it is very stiff. It feels great when laying power down. I had it out for 80 miles yesterday and it's no more comfortable/uncomfortable than my other bikes.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-15, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 461,961
Posted By McTufferton

Thanks. Not a TT frame; it's their aero road...

Thanks. Not a TT frame; it's their aero road frame. As with all my bikes it will see a lot of race action, both rr and crits.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 461,961
Posted By McTufferton

20,000+ miles on my last bike in 3 yrs with white...

20,000+ miles on my last bike in 3 yrs with white saddle/tape/hoods; never required a mechanic to keep them white. I think all black would add nothing to this bike.


Clearance is close for sure,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-15, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 461,961
Posted By McTufferton

Thanks everyone. I think the tape/hoods...

Thanks everyone. I think the tape/hoods discussion is interesting. I had white saddle/tape/hoods on my previous bike and wanted to try something new. I'm not a big fan of white tape/black hoods for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-15, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 461,961
Posted By McTufferton

New team bike for this year. Curious what the...

New team bike for this year. Curious what the hot r not crowd thinks.

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/MriStl/BMC%20TMR02_zps1qahn3so.jpg...
02-28-15, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,317,372
Posted By McTufferton

New team bike this year. Got a nice ride on it...

New team bike this year. Got a nice ride on it today and I like, a lot. Getting used to Shimano again from SRAM though is taking some getting used to.
...
08-07-14, 06:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,000
Posted By McTufferton

Seconded. Atmosphere, level of competition, and...

Seconded. Atmosphere, level of competition, and the cap to an all around killer weekend!!

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/MriStl/CryBabyHillPano_zpsc1622e66.jpg...
04-29-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,195
Posted By McTufferton

Tuesday Night Worlds and Wednesday TT are both...

Tuesday Night Worlds and Wednesday TT are both very well run and well attended. The Knucklehead Ride is still going; call The Hub for more details on that as it's far away from me and I don't ride...
02-09-14, 08:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,985
Posted By McTufferton

Would I say something as specific as "cat 5 state...

Would I say something as specific as "cat 5 state champ"? No. But I did put a line about bike racing on my resume 5 yrs ago. Boss has told me and others that he likes hiring athletes because we're...
08-19-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 138,946
Posted By McTufferton

Sounds like a lot of good racing from a lot of...

Sounds like a lot of good racing from a lot of guys this weekend. Muy Bueno!

My racing this weekend was a mixed bag:

Saturday night, Edwardsville P/1/2. Big money brought a lot of big guns to...
08-14-13, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 138,946
Posted By McTufferton

Nice.

Nice.
08-12-13, 09:43 AM
08-12-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 138,946
Posted By McTufferton

On any other day I'd be alright with a podium. ...

On any other day I'd be alright with a podium. But when it's a state championship, there's only one jersey, and I lose it by 20mm... well, meh.



Thanks.
08-12-13, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 138,946
Posted By McTufferton

MO State Crit. Masters 30+/35+ combined...

MO State Crit.

Masters 30+/35+ combined but scored separately. 2nd by a tire width. I had a teammate bury himself on the last lap, but ultimately fizzled a bit too early, dropping me off on...
08-12-13, 07:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,492
Posted By McTufferton

Good one; same here. I was hooked after my first...

Good one; same here. I was hooked after my first race in 2009. I had no idea what I was doing except for what I had read on BikeForums. I set 3 rules for myself to follow that day... stay off the...
08-07-13, 12:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,492
Posted By McTufferton

Oh... Tulsa Tough, Crybaby Hill. 1/2 race. By...

Oh... Tulsa Tough, Crybaby Hill. 1/2 race. By the time we race, the course/hill is PACKED, people are drunk and the fans are rowdy, we race right before the pros and the spectators are into it. ...
08-07-13, 12:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,492
Posted By McTufferton

I got spit out the back of the pack in a crit...

I got spit out the back of the pack in a crit earlier this year. Kept pedaling. And pedaling. Hooked up with another guy up the road; then there were two. Kept pedaling. We hooked up with...
08-02-13, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,368
Posted By McTufferton

No crits? You're missing a lot of great races.

No crits? You're missing a lot of great races.
07-22-13, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,092
Posted By McTufferton

Nice!! Well done laying it on the line......

Nice!! Well done laying it on the line... aggressive, off the front, attacking.
06-20-13, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,635,777
Posted By McTufferton

A friend of mine and former teammate moved to...

A friend of mine and former teammate moved to Austin from StL last year and rides for 787 Racing. There were 1 or 2 787 kits in each of the Pro/1, 1/2 and 3 fields in Tulsa. Each of them strong in...
06-19-13, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,635,777
Posted By McTufferton

There are a ton of videos/pics still popping up...

There are a ton of videos/pics still popping up online from that weekend. Here's some good viewing....

http://www.cyclingdirt.org/coverage/250786-Tulsa-Tough/video/714608-Cry-Baby-Hill
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06-19-13, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,635,777
Posted By McTufferton

Link to video? I'd like to check it out.

Link to video? I'd like to check it out.
06-10-13, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,635,777
Posted By McTufferton

Take the Giro dela Montagne (The Hill) and...

Take the Giro dela Montagne (The Hill) and multiply its spectators times 5, easily. This is for all three days of Tulsa Tough, not just Cry Baby Hill.
06-10-13, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,635,777
Posted By McTufferton

Tulsa Tough, Cat 1/2, Cry Baby Hill. For anyone...

Tulsa Tough, Cat 1/2, Cry Baby Hill. For anyone who hasn't been, this is a must do event! The scene is unlike anything I've been a part of on my bike.

Obligatory sufferface picture:...
04-29-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,023
Posted By McTufferton

We're lucky for a city the size of St. Louis...

We're lucky for a city the size of St. Louis we've got a great scene. Weekly Tuesday Nights all season, a weekly TT series, a weekly track series, a full crit/road calendar, and a TON of options...
03-20-13, 05:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,404
Posted By McTufferton

Biggest win in my 4 years of racing was Tour de...

Biggest win in my 4 years of racing was Tour de Winghaven (at the time an NRC race) in 2009. This was my 4th race as a 5 in a 4/5 field. Teammate led me out and we went 1-2. We are still...
09-04-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,528
Posted By McTufferton

*Be there at the finish of road races (I didn't...

*Be there at the finish of road races (I didn't put in the training last season to compete at long distances). 2 W's, including the IL State RR, and a Second at the MO State RR. I also won...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 03:03 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,220
Posted By McTufferton

2 kids ages 8 and 3. I ride or race 5 days a...

2 kids ages 8 and 3. I ride or race 5 days a week. Let's just say that my wife is the shiz.
08-24-12, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22,690
Views: 710,689
Posted By McTufferton

My wife always videos the finish of my races on...

My wife always videos the finish of my races on her phone. We have used those recordings more than once this year to confirm results.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-12, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,045
Posted By McTufferton

As already stated, it has to be fun. While...

As already stated, it has to be fun. While dedication and sacrifice are required to race, there's more to it than that...

It's fun to ride and train with my friends and teammates, pushing each...
08-17-12, 10:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,706
Posted By McTufferton

Great long weekend of racing, no doubt. Friday...

Great long weekend of racing, no doubt. Friday is fun as well if you can make it. I'll keep an eye out for you Sunday... what team/kit?
08-17-12, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,598
Posted By McTufferton

Teammate's check just bounced. Didn't see that...

Teammate's check just bounced. Didn't see that one coming :rolleyes:
08-16-12, 07:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,706
Posted By McTufferton

Gateway Cup? Which days are you racing?

Gateway Cup? Which days are you racing?
08-10-12, 12:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,749
Posted By McTufferton

Truly appreciated. Same here. We're...

Truly appreciated.



Same here. We're bringing a wrecking crew on Sunday with the intention of a top podium spot and special shirt. Time to repay some of the hard work this guy has put in for...
08-10-12, 07:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,749
Posted By McTufferton

Pumped... Missouri Cat 3 BAR all but wrapped up....

Pumped... Missouri Cat 3 BAR all but wrapped up. State TT and Crit this weekend. Cat2 upgrade in the next week or so, then finish the season at Gateway Cup. Already thinking about 'cross.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-12, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By McTufferton

I ride Keo Blades on my primary bike and Keo 2...

I ride Keo Blades on my primary bike and Keo 2 Max Carbon on my backup bike... there is no discernible difference between the two. Silvercivic27 summed it up best, though I don't find the blades to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-12, 07:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,125
Posted By McTufferton

Very nice build. Great looking bike.

Very nice build. Great looking bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-12, 07:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,510
Posted By McTufferton

A blog dedicated to climbing. Hasn't been...

A blog dedicated to climbing. Hasn't been updated since May, apparently he's out riding up mountains, but there's good stuff in here:

http://le-grimpeur.net/blog/ (http://le-grimpeur.net/blog/)
07-02-12, 02:42 PM
07-02-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 691,149
Posted By McTufferton

How much of a lower cat? 3? 4? I agree...

How much of a lower cat? 3? 4?

I agree that forcing upgrades changes the dynamic of the competition midway through. I'm leading our state's BAR competition, and I, along with others at the top...
Forum: Foo
07-02-12, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 276,397
Posted By McTufferton

I'll second that

I'll second that
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-12, 12:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 32,094
Posted By McTufferton

Your friend is doing it wrong. You're...

Your friend is doing it wrong.

You're overthinking.

It's not that hard.
07-02-12, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,635,777
Posted By McTufferton

Tour of Lawrence, KU Circuit Race. 4 mile laps...

Tour of Lawrence, KU Circuit Race. 4 mile laps with 400 ft climbing per lap. 100+ degrees with the sun beating down. Saw a new max hr of 206 after the sprint. I jumped into a fountain immediately...
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