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Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 10:56 AM
07-17-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By topflightpro

I think the point GStein is making is that you...

I think the point GStein is making is that you are expecting a level of service as though you are a customer instead of the service level given to a person benefiting from the charity of another.
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 807
Posted By topflightpro

I crashed with my one MIPS helmet. I don't know...

I crashed with my one MIPS helmet. I don't know that it really did anything. MIPS is designed to prevent twisting of the head and neck in a crash. I hit pretty straight on. I haven't felt the need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 807
Posted By topflightpro

I've run the Havoc, Atmos, Aeon, Ionos and...

I've run the Havoc, Atmos, Aeon, Ionos and Synthe. There are subtle differences in how Giros fit, but not so great as to make one not good. I did not like the Synthe MIPS - the system created bumps...
07-16-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,440
Posted By topflightpro

If you have a USAC License, you have a...

If you have a USAC License, you have a supplemental health insurance policy that provides additional coverage if you are in a crash during a USAC sanctioned event - including sanctioned charity...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 875
Posted By topflightpro

DeFeet has some coming out this fall. They've...

DeFeet has some coming out this fall. They've been tested in a wind tunnel and are being run in the Tour right now.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By topflightpro

Caad 10 is a great bike. Make sure it fits and...

Caad 10 is a great bike. Make sure it fits and there are no dents in the frame (scratches are fine).
07-12-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13,710
Views: 705,086
Posted By topflightpro

It's a cat 5 race. What's the difference between...

It's a cat 5 race. What's the difference between the regional championship and any other event?

And yeah, I expect turnout to be light too, which is another reason why it might be worth doing....
07-11-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13,710
Views: 705,086
Posted By topflightpro

BTS, sounds like you're ready to do your first...

BTS, sounds like you're ready to do your first crit on Saturday.
07-11-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,656
Posted By topflightpro

Most of it. I can still hear certain frequencies...

Most of it. I can still hear certain frequencies but not well. If I sleep on my right side, I don't really hear anything. I have to wear a hearing aid in pretty much all public settings to be able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,210
Posted By topflightpro

Are you saying you don't have a significant...

Are you saying you don't have a significant collections of wheelsets, shoes, helmes, handlebars, rollers, trainer, kits...?
07-11-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By topflightpro

You've also raced and trained on the same track...

You've also raced and trained on the same track as pros did.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By topflightpro

I wouldn't bother upgrading or replacing if...

I wouldn't bother upgrading or replacing if you're happy with it.

If you want to go to disc brakes or want an aero frame, then yes, buy a new bike. If you want to go to 11-speed, your current...
07-11-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,656
Posted By topflightpro

WKT - I've hit my head a couple of times in race...

WKT - I've hit my head a couple of times in race crashes, with broken helmets. I didn't get any noticeable concussion symptoms from those - though I did lose hearing in my left ear after the last...
07-10-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,656
Posted By topflightpro

I agree.

I agree.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By topflightpro

There are way too many variables to answer that...

There are way too many variables to answer that question succinctly.

If you start tracking your workouts and using analytics software, you can start to see how your chronic (CTL) and acute (ATL)...
07-10-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By topflightpro

USAC's system is antiquated. So, mistakes can...

USAC's system is antiquated. So, mistakes can happen. I've shown up in races I didn't do and shown up twice in the same race.
07-10-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,656
Posted By topflightpro

1. The bike you have is fine. 2. The regional...

1. The bike you have is fine.
2. The regional crit championships are this weekend on a wide open course. Go give that a shot. Cat 5s go off at 9. It's within an hour and a half from your house. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,674
Posted By topflightpro

Maybe. It's not uncommon for companies to...

Maybe.

It's not uncommon for companies to make special versions for pro riders, so it is quite plausible that they are on hi-mod versions with rim brakes. (And in some cases, manufacturers are...
07-10-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,656
Posted By topflightpro

Head injuries are a weird thing. They can take a...

Head injuries are a weird thing. They can take a long time to fully recover, and you can have little to no symptoms while recovering. I'd first try a hard effort or too and see if you have any...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,674
Posted By topflightpro

At this point, you might as well pick a bike...

At this point, you might as well pick a bike based on the paint job. And none of the Cannondale paint jobs interest me in the slightest.
07-09-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By topflightpro

The promoter can change it with USAC, though it's...

The promoter can change it with USAC, though it's not an easy process and the promoter may not want to go through the hassle, especially if it is a minor weeknight or training race.

USAC won't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,133
Posted By topflightpro

I have Lake CX-1s. I replaced the stock laces...

I have Lake CX-1s. I replaced the stock laces with waxed hockey laces, which are much more durable, and the wax, when new, helps keep the laces snug.

But as others have said, laces do loosen over...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,829
Posted By topflightpro

If something new were coming out during the tour,...

If something new were coming out during the tour, there'd already be leak photos of it somewhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By topflightpro

I thought I read somewhere that Trek was going...

I thought I read somewhere that Trek was going disc on all OEM bikes and would offer rim brakes on frames only. But that might have been Specialized. Regardless, don't expect to be able to buy a full...
07-08-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3,906
Views: 175,383
Posted By topflightpro

In that case, look at one of the new gravel bike...

In that case, look at one of the new gravel bike offerings. They are working in suspension systems and other tech to really make the ride more comfortable. It's to the point that I even saw one...
07-07-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,207
Posted By topflightpro

Other than all categories starting together, how...

Other than all categories starting together, how is a Fondo different from a road race?
Replies: 389
Views: 94,257
Posted By topflightpro

Anyone have any insight on how long Pista Speeds...

Anyone have any insight on how long Pista Speeds hold up on a rough concrete track, like Rock Hill?
07-07-19, 04:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,207
Posted By topflightpro

Why? A Gran Fondo can be as difficult to win...

Why?

A Gran Fondo can be as difficult to win as a categorized race.

If I win rainbow strips - I'm going to wear them. Regardless of the event.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,607
Posted By topflightpro

It's fine. Gluing them is not as tedious as many...

It's fine. Gluing them is not as tedious as many people say. There are also a few tutorials online for how to address flats on a ride. And you can find decent tubulars are a reasonable price. Conti...
07-05-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 379,393
Posted By topflightpro

Interesting read on Shimano crank-based power...

Interesting read on Shimano crank-based power meters: https://gplama.com/2019/06/29/shimano-crankset-power-meters/?fbclid=IwAR28yAdhrcrrontGb3mMuv82aNivUVBgOr3x9f3tywEUpjoYEj8KyWP4fdg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,805
Posted By topflightpro

BTS, it seems that you have an image of what the...

BTS, it seems that you have an image of what the group ride should be, and you are not getting that on any of the rides you do.

As Rubik said, find a new ride. Or start your own and make it...
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By topflightpro

Inside Ride E-Motions are great for sort of...

Inside Ride E-Motions are great for sort of learning to ride rollers, mindless roller riding, or intervals - due to the resistance - but they aren't great for cadence work.
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By topflightpro

Also, make sure the rollers are set up correctly....

Also, make sure the rollers are set up correctly. If the front roller is too far in front/behind the axle, it can make it really difficult to balance.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,805
Posted By topflightpro

This.

This.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,805
Posted By topflightpro

There is no reason why you cannot ride 3-wide in...

There is no reason why you cannot ride 3-wide in one lane. How do you manage when people rotate off the front? At times, it would be 4 wide. Maybe you need to ride a tighter double pace line?

And...
07-02-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,140
Posted By topflightpro

TimmyT pretty much nailed it. Just say,...

TimmyT pretty much nailed it.

Just say, "Hey, I appreciate everything you did for me, but I don't think this relationship is working for me, and I'm going to go in a different direction. Good luck...
07-02-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,456
Posted By topflightpro

Do you want theoretical or practical weight? ...

Do you want theoretical or practical weight?

The guys on the Weight Weenies forum usually remove pedals and cages. but you need both to actually ride the bike, so that weight matters in the end.
07-02-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,906
Views: 175,383
Posted By topflightpro

Is the saddle too high? The top tube height has...

Is the saddle too high? The top tube height has little impact on the ability to mount and dismount for cross. If the saddle height is correct, finding a smaller frame will not address your mounting...
07-02-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,140
Posted By topflightpro

I disagree with BTS. If you're not getting the...

I disagree with BTS. If you're not getting the communication you want now, you're not going to get it in the future. I've been through this exact issue with a coach. Trying to discuss it with them...
07-02-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3,906
Views: 175,383
Posted By topflightpro

There's nothing wrong with shortening the reach...

There's nothing wrong with shortening the reach and turning your stem up to get a less aggressive position on the bike.
07-02-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,140
Posted By topflightpro

I think you need to find a new coach, assuming...

I think you need to find a new coach, assuming you still want one.

Some coaches phone it in. I've had local coaches who did what you describe and distant coaches who provide way more guidance and...
07-01-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 379,393
Posted By topflightpro

Sram? I've had both those issues with Sram...

Sram?

I've had both those issues with Sram RDs before. The pulleys are not great - I've replaced them with some aluminum ones I found at Fairwheel Bikes. They are a bit more expensive that Sram,...
06-29-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3,906
Views: 175,383
Posted By topflightpro

I think I have mentioned before that I am an...

I think I have mentioned before that I am an insomniac. (I have a medical diagnosis as such from a neurologist.) I spent the last year going through sleep therapy to work to alter my behaviors that...
06-28-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,313
Posted By topflightpro

What Crit group?

What Crit group?
06-28-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,656
Posted By topflightpro

To be fair, a lot of collegiate team ranking is...

To be fair, a lot of collegiate team ranking is determined by the number of riders who participate, not just race results.
06-28-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3,906
Views: 175,383
Posted By topflightpro

Alcohol is not a good sleep aid.

Alcohol is not a good sleep aid.
Replies: 26
Views: 3,372
Posted By topflightpro

Or maybe it just means he's not a great bike...

Or maybe it just means he's not a great bike handler?
06-28-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,456
Posted By topflightpro

This is how I ended up with a cross bike. Went to...

This is how I ended up with a cross bike. Went to a practice on my MTB. It seemed fun. Bought the bike. Did more practices and a couple of races and decided, I really don't like cross.

I now dust...
06-26-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3,906
Views: 175,383
Posted By topflightpro

Velonews did a profile on her too.

Velonews did a profile on her too.
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