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07-12-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 909
Posted By carpediemracing

It can be fixed. The promoter can actually edit...

It can be fixed. The promoter can actually edit the page while on the results page on USAC's site, so no uploads necessary. However it's very clunky like that, better to upload a new spreadsheet.
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06-30-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

Dude! Can you fit wider tires on the CAAD9? ...

Dude!

Can you fit wider tires on the CAAD9?

Otherwise you could get a softer frame, Synapse or similar. An old school carbon frame (glued/lugs) would be super soft. Vitus (probably $$),...
06-26-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,625
Posted By carpediemracing

Done right there's no real "take" as much as...

Done right there's no real "take" as much as there is a "inheritance of position" when the field naturally meanders. It's like the basketball move where one offensive player simply stays put, a...
06-09-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,625
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....
05-31-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,456
Posted By carpediemracing

+2 My best races in terms of race craft have...

+2

My best races in terms of race craft have been when I've been relatively fit and for whatever reason did the P123 or 123 race. I always race "scared" (meaning trying to shelter) but to race...
04-02-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

The M50 race was definitely a bit calmer than I...

The M50 race was definitely a bit calmer than I expected. With the TT names there I figured 5 or 10 riders would lap the field. When it came down to the sprint it was interesting.

The field was...
04-01-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

Random interruption. We have now extended...

Random interruption.

We have now extended our (work, automotive) hours to 10 pm M-F. Although it sounds horrible the team in place for the late shift (2-10) is awesome and it's fun working with...
04-01-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 23,194
Posted By carpediemracing

First year in a few that I'm okay on the bike....

First year in a few that I'm okay on the bike. Did a few Frozen Four races (I helped with them but someone else promoted them, flat D shaped crit, 1 km), was able to hang and contest some sprints...
03-20-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,221
Posted By carpediemracing

Late to party. Helpful wheel van operators...

Late to party.

Helpful wheel van operators help. This is a story about me (right seat) and a then-pro who was taking a day off (the driver). TL;DR - we literally towed a Cat 3 at 50+ mph back up...
02-24-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 179,411
Posted By carpediemracing

I don't know Rachmaninoff other than from the...

I don't know Rachmaninoff other than from the movie Shine. Although maybe not a "great" movie, when I saw it I had the same reaction this IMDb reviewer had:

"When I originally saw this film in the...
02-24-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,535
Posted By carpediemracing

Zwift broke 10k recently. And 5-7k is somewhat...

Zwift broke 10k recently. And 5-7k is somewhat normal for me to see, although with the worlds being selectable it's harder to get a quick feel for who's on.

I think the racing has some evolution...
02-23-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 379,086
Posted By carpediemracing

Speaking of weight, I got some new shoes today....

Speaking of weight, I got some new shoes today. Non-Sidi, without the heavy insole. 248g lighter for the pair, so about half a pound. Not sure how it'll affect me (pre-Sidi I ran 76g pedals with very...
02-23-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 379,086
Posted By carpediemracing

For steady state riding a heavier tire is better....

For steady state riding a heavier tire is better. I can't find the link but BikeTechReview aka Craig Willett tested on himself using weighted inner tubes (so the wheel and tire were the same). He...
02-08-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,535
Posted By carpediemracing

I can't hang in a C group at all, forget about...

I can't hang in a C group at all, forget about racing on Zwift. Zwift amplifies all my weaknesses.
02-03-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,031
Posted By carpediemracing

Any race like that is basically a 1-2 race with...

Any race like that is basically a 1-2 race with pack filler 3s and 4s. I watched some telling video of a race I did in SoCal, Red Trolley (Feb? 2011?). The 3-4 race was a lumpy bunch, as you'd...
01-29-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,535
Posted By carpediemracing

Fixed that for me.

Fixed that for me.
07-25-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 387,760
Posted By carpediemracing

I vocalized for the first time the other day (to...

I vocalized for the first time the other day (to my brother, when talking about scattering my dad's ashes) that I feel like I'm at the beginning of the end. Until recently I've felt like I was still...
07-25-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 179,411
Posted By carpediemracing

Still on the Live (the artist) kick. Show is Aug...

Still on the Live (the artist) kick. Show is Aug 15th locally. I first/last saw them in 1992, on Aug 15th, so it'll be 26 years between shows if I go. Having said that I'm probably going to go, bring...
07-25-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

A friend of mine worked for a team/group of...

A friend of mine worked for a team/group of riders (high level - the Masters that do the SoCal scene) who do the Tour of CA route earlier in the day before the actual pro race. They paid him quite a...
07-12-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,719
Posted By carpediemracing

I don't understand your continuing comments on...

I don't understand your continuing comments on this. Call me a liar or whatever and let it go.

I may disagree with some stuff said on the forums but I'm not continually bringing them up, over and...
07-12-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,719
Posted By carpediemracing

I don't know how it works now but when I raced...

I don't know how it works now but when I raced briefly in Belgium it seemed that there was a much higher entry cost into the sport but then things were subsidized after.

Mind you, this was 1992,...
07-12-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,719
Posted By carpediemracing

I was just kidding, I haven't hit 50 mph in...

I was just kidding, I haven't hit 50 mph in forever.

My last race I avg about 145w and didn't get out of the saddle when the sprint started because I was already so exploded. I think my max speed...
07-10-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 37,872
Posted By carpediemracing

Without seeing the prior 5-10 seconds it's hard...

Without seeing the prior 5-10 seconds it's hard for me to figure out what might have caused the crash.
07-10-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

I hope he recovers quickly. Can you have him stay...

I hope he recovers quickly. Can you have him stay at the vet's if he's not better? We had to have a cat stay at the vet for a couple days here and there.
07-10-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

For me not really. I like racing bikes (and,...

For me not really. I like racing bikes (and, specifically, doing field sprints). The rest of it, not so much. I deal with the other stuff (training etc) so that I can have fun racing. My fitness is...
07-05-18, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks. I'll be back in a bit. Reconstruction...

Thanks. I'll be back in a bit. Reconstruction starts next week so maybe a month or two before things are good, and I hope to have a current computer up in the next couple weeks.

In the last 2...
07-05-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,719
Posted By carpediemracing

all good. I went 50 mph and lost in the last race...

all good. I went 50 mph and lost in the last race I did.

Okay, so in reality I was so done that I never got out of the saddle, but once it gets to the internet it'll be a different story.
07-05-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

After all the trials and tribulations of this...

After all the trials and tribulations of this season I've decided to write off 2018 in terms of cycling. Everything now is for 2019.
07-05-18, 09:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,719
Posted By carpediemracing

Highest prize I know of personally was $900 for...

Highest prize I know of personally was $900 for first in a 3-4 race (I got 4th, got $90? 2nd was $500, 3rd was $250 so maybe I got $125). Race was Oyster Bay, 1992, maybe 1993. I sat up at 6 to go...
05-29-18, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,557
Posted By carpediemracing

Short answer, yes. In the old days all aero...

Short answer, yes.

In the old days all aero wheel stuff had to be structural, meaning no covers. The first disk wheels had no spokes for that reason. But at some point they started allowing...
05-29-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,557
Posted By carpediemracing

I think your math is good. Remember that you...

I think your math is good.

Remember that you can go deep also. Sean Kelly blazed across some gap at Paris Roubaix before eventually winning it. When asked about it he said it's much better to do a...
05-28-18, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,002
Posted By carpediemracing

Although I'm pretty adamant about doing 15-60...

Although I'm pretty adamant about doing 15-60 minutes the day before a race, for day of the race it's not very important. In some of my best ever races I've done almost zero warm up, literally...
05-27-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 179,411
Posted By carpediemracing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEltz3jhelU ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEltz3jhelU

Love the higher tempo of this performance of Candy O
05-27-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,557
Posted By carpediemracing

In an 8 rider field there's very little room for...

In an 8 rider field there's very little room for a mistake, and it's much more mano-a-mano versus, say, a 40 rider field.

Short answer is that most riders can't actually break away. It's fun to...
05-27-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,719
Posted By carpediemracing

Remember that there's almost no mandatory upgrade...

Remember that there's almost no mandatory upgrade thing. It only happened recently. Before, there wasn't a mandatory "forced upgrade". It was that if you asked for an upgrade you could not be denied....
05-27-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,794
Posted By carpediemracing

That's about all you can do, after the 15 min...

That's about all you can do, after the 15 min protest period.

I've been asked for my helmet cam footage after a couple incidents. In both cases the incident wasn't visible on my video. One was a...
05-21-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

When it works for you it'll work for you. ...

When it works for you it'll work for you.

You can take heart in doing races just to do them, or sharing some knowledge with less experienced riders, closing a gap for a friend or teammate, etc....
05-17-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

:thumb:

:thumb:
05-17-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

I have similar mats, maybe 15 or so of them, all...

I have similar mats, maybe 15 or so of them, all ruined now. I think I'll just put a thin rug on top of vinyl tile.

For storage I'm thinking the simple geometric pieces from IKEA. We have Expedit...
05-17-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

Sorry :) It's worse now, jamming all the...

Sorry :)

It's worse now, jamming all the stuff from the storage shelves into the room through that doorway. And upstairs, and in the office.
05-17-18, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

I'm sorry about the Zwift thing. Generally I have...

I'm sorry about the Zwift thing. Generally I have music for sound and pro bike racing for visuals. I have zero volume on Zwift, only look at the screen to get some reference points (sometimes I've...
05-16-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

I love how "race sim" keeps intruding. That's...

I love how "race sim" keeps intruding. That's exactly what I want with the Playstation + seat set up.

I have a huge fan, crazy CFM, so much so that it can keep me cool until the air is physically...
05-15-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

Have to do a walls out restoration of the bike...

Have to do a walls out restoration of the bike room due to sewage contaminating floor, sheetrock, ceiling. All furniture will be trashed. Trainers, rollers, my playstation driving seat and driving...
05-12-18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

Since the reskin. I've now disabled infinite...

Since the reskin.

I've now disabled infinite scroll (which is when pages keep loading more content forever) as well as whatever else I could disable. This has returned it to the prior set up.
...
05-11-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

SInce I'm posting blind (I don't remember what...

SInce I'm posting blind (I don't remember what I've posted and cannot scroll up easily to find them) I'll mention something new.

Today I drove a kei car (tiny Japanese car). Stick, right hand...
05-11-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

wow I absolutely cannot stand this format. I have...

wow I absolutely cannot stand this format. I have no idea where gsteinb mentioned his not very long post, the remark after it, etc. I cannot find it without spending a lot of time, I spent literally...
05-11-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 622
Posted By carpediemracing

Having these done before they simply ring the...

Having these done before they simply ring the bell for the 20km finish and then again for the 40km finish. There's a huge potential for a break immediately after the 20km finish because there will be...
05-07-18, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

I hate this "loading posts" thing. Takes me a...

I hate this "loading posts" thing. Takes me a while to figure out if I posted something or not (like "did I post something about blah blah blah before?", then I have no idea where it might be because...
05-06-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

Took a 3 hour nap after breakfast this morning,...

Took a 3 hour nap after breakfast this morning, after a solid 8 or 9 hours of sleep (woke up disoriented, was probably still in REM when Junior woke me up). After nap went downstairs to eat lunch,...
05-04-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 174,801
Posted By carpediemracing

So I'm at a bit of a loss. Drain pipe backed up,...

So I'm at a bit of a loss. Drain pipe backed up, spilling sewage water into our bathroom and then down into the basement. Lost a bunch of stuff in the basement, including a bunch of bike race tapes...
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