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Posted By Duke of Kent

Sound advice, guys. Thanks. Having seen...

Sound advice, guys. Thanks.

Having seen super strong people come up REALLY fast on both the road and MTB, I know the feeling of being in a race with a guy who has more legs than skill. So, I don't...
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Didn't want to start a new thread just yet, as...

Didn't want to start a new thread just yet, as I'm still up in the air about the whole thing.

My wife and I moved to the Colorado Springs area recently. And, for the first time in my life, I'm...
04-23-17, 10:26 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

If we're using "living wage" as the definition,...

If we're using "living wage" as the definition, scratch out most of the women's field and a good chunk of the men, too.

Hell, Mara ****tt said part of the reason she retired was that she got sick...
04-02-17, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

I'd argue that if you're not making a serious...

I'd argue that if you're not making a serious gain in your first real year of training, either you're completely maxed out relative to your physiological potential, or there is something very wrong...
11-07-16, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

They got rid of it because it needlessly...

They got rid of it because it needlessly discriminated against people who were full time college students who wanted to race their bikes.
11-07-16, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Negative.

Negative.
11-07-16, 11:33 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

So, because he's 35, that means he's wealthy? ...

So, because he's 35, that means he's wealthy?

I'm 31 and I get by on $1200 a month from the VA in the form of the GI Bill. There are plenty of PhD students here that are older that make around the...
11-07-16, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Just cracked open the Enduro TorqTite XD-15 BB on...

Just cracked open the Enduro TorqTite XD-15 BB on my MTB for some "off-season" maintenance.

Doesn't need it, was just curious, really. Haven't touched it since I installed it over a year ago,...
11-07-16, 10:57 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

The person who took 2nd in the TT averaged...

The person who took 2nd in the TT averaged 28.6mph. I'd wager he was going above 30mph for good portions of the course.
11-07-16, 10:50 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Looking at the bikes of my other teammates who...

Looking at the bikes of my other teammates who took 2nd in the RR and TT, I'd argue that that simply isn't the case.

They make a lot of power, race intelligently, don't weigh a lot. Bike has very...
11-07-16, 10:18 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

I'm fairly certain that other college kids would...

I'm fairly certain that other college kids would take him out of the back of a break just to f*** with him if he showed up with that. I probably would.

My teammate obliterated both the D1 TT and...
10-24-16, 03:36 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Blurry pic. ...

Blurry pic.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BHQLJZZAFkC/?taken-by=misfitsixactual

Credit in photo.
10-23-16, 07:10 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

I'm running a knockoff Cervelo bar. Simple...

I'm running a knockoff Cervelo bar.

Simple solution to the grip problem: skateboard deck tape.
10-04-16, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Final two races of the season. Home STXC and XC...

Final two races of the season. Home STXC and XC races. Came to the conclusion that my body simply does not respond well racing in the morning. Unfortunately, collegiate races start between 8-10am...
09-29-16, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

I am, and I am. Unfortunately, family events...

I am, and I am.

Unfortunately, family events and (grad) school obligations have meant that I've missed the first three weekends of racing this year. Our home race is this weekend, and I'll be...
09-25-16, 08:02 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

I need to start riding with other people. ...

I need to start riding with other people.

Having a very hard time motivating myself to suffer of late.

Is there a dating-like app for cyclists looking for other cyclists to ride with? I want...
09-24-16, 07:05 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Wait. I thought that Gran Fondos were NOT...

Wait.

I thought that Gran Fondos were NOT races?

Why don't they just call it a normal bike race?
07-18-16, 09:23 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Any NorCal volunteers to show me around your...

Any NorCal volunteers to show me around your local MTB scene?

I'll be based in Oakland, from the 5th through the 9th, then Tahoe until the 14th.

Planning on camping in Big Basin Redwoods SP on...
06-19-16, 07:16 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

3rd of 15 pro men in my first race of the year,...

3rd of 15 pro men in my first race of the year, then 5th of 12 in the second, after running in 2nd/3rd, due to a crash on the last lap. Front wheel just washed out on a sandy corner, right before a...
05-14-16, 08:13 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

SRM battery is dead. I've heard that some wired...

SRM battery is dead. I've heard that some wired SRM units can be upgraded to wireless transmission when you send them to their facility in Colorado Springs. Anyone had this done? If so, how much does...
05-11-16, 09:59 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

The fact that he asked an official is irrelevant....

The fact that he asked an official is irrelevant.

The official doesn't make the rules. Once the story broke, the race jury should have DQ'd him, per your logic. Or he should have been DQ'd at the...
05-03-16, 09:47 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

23lbs. Good enough to be competitive as a pro.

23lbs. Good enough to be competitive as a pro.
03-25-16, 06:23 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Took a couple of KOMs off a dude who rides for...

Took a couple of KOMs off a dude who rides for Lupus last night. Guy who won the GMSR last year. Rolling climb on brutal, rocky western VA singletrack. Rowdy descent filled with square edged rocks....
03-01-16, 07:47 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Did 30min at 330w on a local FS road climb. Had...

Did 30min at 330w on a local FS road climb. Had more in the tank. The gravel surface has a lot of braking bumps, which made me feel like I was pedaling squares. Weight at 141 today.

Hoping to get...
02-29-16, 08:13 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

20 miles on pavement, 4.2 mile, 1700ft Forest...

20 miles on pavement, 4.2 mile, 1700ft Forest Service road climb, secret-singletrack-with-9.5/10 pucker factor descent, 17 miles on pavement home. Very good power on the climb.

It's been a while...
02-28-16, 08:57 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

So, by tapping to shift, you might also be...

So, by tapping to shift, you might also be tapping your brakes?

That seems like a very strange way to set up a bike, but, what do I know.
02-28-16, 06:30 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Why would a brake lever have Di2 buttons? ...

Why would a brake lever have Di2 buttons?

Or, what do brake levers have to do with shifters?
02-28-16, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Those are PRO bars... If there was a bar...

Those are PRO bars...

If there was a bar that was compatible with Di2, I'd expect a subsidiary of Shimano to make it.
...
02-25-16, 09:48 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

After weeks of terrible weather, there should be...

After weeks of terrible weather, there should be a break in the clouds, wind, snow and rain.

Going Strava segment hunting down in NC this weekend. Specifically, Dupont State Forest.
02-25-16, 07:06 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Tour Down Under.

Tour Down Under.
02-25-16, 06:56 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

I saw a bike check done on most of a dozen bikes...

I saw a bike check done on most of a dozen bikes at the TDU and most were half a kilo over the limit, if not more. Granted, this was by a member of the media, but still.

Also, I've watched...
02-25-16, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

It's interesting that his ban ends four days...

It's interesting that his ban ends four days after track Worlds. And, he hasn't raced any World Cups.

However, he's still ranked 25th in the UCI's track Omnium. There are 18 slots for the omnium,...
02-24-16, 05:40 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Get out of here with science. It should be...

Get out of here with science.

It should be noted that Sir Bradley Wiggins didn't use overshoes during his Hour Record ride.

Nor do British team pursuit squad.
02-24-16, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Many of them are thick enough that they end up...

Many of them are thick enough that they end up disturbing more air than a bare shoe would.
02-23-16, 09:42 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Keep in mind, that is for the total SYSTEM. Bars,...

Keep in mind, that is for the total SYSTEM. Bars, stem, seatpost, wheels, frame.

How much of that could you get from a normal, "round" tubed frame with a set of aero handlebars and 50-60mm wheels?...
02-23-16, 09:10 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

As has already been said by others, an aero...

As has already been said by others, an aero handlebar and aero wheels are going to make far more difference than an aero frame.

On Bicycles, and.... what else is there?: Cervelo S5 and the aero...
02-13-16, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

I distinctly remember racing either the Portland...

I distinctly remember racing either the Portland Short Track MTB or Portland International Raceway circuit race weeknight series races above 100 degrees, several times.

With the short track...
02-11-16, 09:13 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

First season as a UCI "pro" license holder. Yeti...

First season as a UCI "pro" license holder. Yeti ASRc 29er @23.0 lbs with dropper and power meter.

503964503965503966
02-08-16, 06:12 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

For Android: ...

For Android:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chrystianvieyra.android.physicstoolboxmagnetometer&hl=en
02-04-16, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

It's both good and bad. If I want to do a hard...

It's both good and bad. If I want to do a hard road ride, I HAVE to go to the local Wednesday Worlds. No other game in town, really.

If I want to do a truly hard MTB ride, I'm riding by myself...
02-04-16, 11:05 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

When I read stuff like this, I'm happy I live in...

When I read stuff like this, I'm happy I live in BFE, VA. I ride 20min down the road to my Forest Service Road to Nowhere, where I will very likely see no one.
...
02-03-16, 04:02 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

I think 24 in the desert feels like 35-40 in NY....

I think 24 in the desert feels like 35-40 in NY. The wet air in upstate NY chilled me to my bones. I felt like I couldn't get warm, for months on end.

In other news, new 10min max PR. My legs felt...
01-28-16, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Oh, I agree. I love grad school. But I've...

Oh, I agree. I love grad school.

But I've had to adjust my spending and lifestyle accordingly. Although, I must say, dropping weight is a lot easier when you're forced to cook or make everything...
01-28-16, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Get ready to live at a monthly income just above...

Get ready to live at a monthly income just above poverty level!

Huzzah!
01-27-16, 10:14 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

I plan on doing plenty of fly fishing intervals...

I plan on doing plenty of fly fishing intervals with hammock-bound recovery over spring break in the Keys to accomplish this very important part of my training regimen.

Well, that and riding my...
01-27-16, 08:15 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

I suffer from what my wife terms "crocodile...

I suffer from what my wife terms "crocodile heart". She'll lay with her head on my chest when we watch movies, and always comments on how slowly it beats.

My resting heart rate, and even my...
01-26-16, 04:13 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Generally speaking, I feel like garbage if I try...

Generally speaking, I feel like garbage if I try to go from 10min of easy spinning into any workout. Last night, for example, I watched a movie for 15min, pedaling at unknown wattage, but I was...
01-26-16, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

There is no science to what I'm doing, really....

There is no science to what I'm doing, really. Attempting to mitigate my biggest weak area, the start of an MTB or CX race.

I'm basically trying to mimic a race-like scenario, in which I (and...
01-26-16, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Very true. I get bored doing 20min intervals on...

Very true. I get bored doing 20min intervals on the trainer, too.

Also, the 10min reps more closely resemble the hills that I'll see on the MTB around here. I'll be racing on the road simply to...
01-26-16, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Duke of Kent

Best workout in a long time. 4x10min, 5min rest...

Best workout in a long time. 4x10min, 5min rest in between. Started off really hard on each interval, trying to train my body for race starts, far and away my weakest point.

Good average power,...
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