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08-27-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,623
Posted By Cleave

I've been a solid Cat 3 racer for 40+ years. ;)...

I've been a solid Cat 3 racer for 40+ years. ;) :D The 60-64 race was definitely easier than any 55+/60+ race in SoCal with similar terrain. Maybe it's a SoCal thing.

BTW, the National Senior Game...
06-26-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,623
Posted By Cleave

Did your teammate also post on-bike videos from...

Did your teammate also post on-bike videos from the 55-59 race?
06-26-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,748
Posted By Cleave

Hello prankster, after seeing everything above, I...

Hello prankster, after seeing everything above, I have a couple of suggestions if you want to drive to Long Beach. My club, Lightning Velo has a moderate paced, very flat ride on Fridays that is...
06-11-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,623
Posted By Cleave

Racer Ex We'll be there on Thursday early...

Racer Ex We'll be there on Thursday early afternoon. Stopping at the TT course before we head to the hotel.

bbbean This is my third National Senior Games and the fields are almost twice as big as...
06-06-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,623
Posted By Cleave

Anyone else going to Albuquerque for the 2019...

Anyone else going to Albuquerque for the 2019 National Senior Games? I'm going. So is Racer Ex and Heathpack. I also have a teammate who is going and he is, unfortunately, in Racer Ex's age group....
03-29-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,804
Posted By Cleave

Ah, the everlasting conversation on how to lose...

Ah, the everlasting conversation on how to lose weight. Weight has been my middle-to-old-age windmill.

What is the duration of your fast?

I used to fast in my late teens to early 20s to try to...
03-27-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,962
Posted By Cleave

I didn't post when I wasn't racing much or well...

I didn't post when I wasn't racing much or well the past two years. Now that I'm racing more, but maybe not better...
03-16-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5,445
Views: 226,773
Posted By Cleave

World-Famous El Dorado Park

I just missed seeing Heathpack at Piru on March 3rd because it got rained out at the last minute and she and Mr. Heathpack left the venue just before I got there. Couldn't make it on the rescheduled...
03-04-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5,445
Views: 226,773
Posted By Cleave

Heathpack, if it wasn't a form of demented fun, I...

Heathpack, if it wasn't a form of demented fun, I wouldn't do it. :D

Hermes, if I had my druthers, I wouldn't be racing this time of year. Usually VOS is mostly warm, but as I've stated...
03-04-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,962
Posted By Cleave

Hermes, great to see you at VSC too. Hope you had...

Hermes, great to see you at VSC too. Hope you had a great training session. I was very happy with my effort. It's been a long time since I've been able to do that kind of effort in training or a...
02-26-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5,445
Views: 226,773
Posted By Cleave

California Bicycle Racing Premiere Criterium Series Experience #3

This race was actually #2 since the original #2 race that was supposed to occur at the beginning of February was postponed until the end of April. However the organizer already posted the race fliers...
02-26-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5,445
Views: 226,773
Posted By Cleave

For those who are curious about the criterium...

For those who are curious about the criterium finish debacle, there was a $100 prime and they rang the bell for it with 2-to-go. They should have rung the bell again on the prime lap but they didn't....
02-26-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5,445
Views: 226,773
Posted By Cleave

tl;dr I raced, I finished, I wasn't DFL. ...

tl;dr I raced, I finished, I wasn't DFL.

Prologue: The drive from Long Beach, CA to Phoenix, AZ was taxing as my teammate and I were in his older Ford van driving through one of the biggest rain...
02-18-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,962
Posted By Cleave

Fortunately, you are a year older. As the cliche...

Fortunately, you are a year older. As the cliche goes, the alternative is worse.
02-12-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5,445
Views: 226,773
Posted By Cleave

Hermes, sugar-free lemonade. sarals. yep,...

Hermes, sugar-free lemonade.
sarals. yep, that's what I hope I'm doing right now.
02-11-19, 02:24 AM
Replies: 5,445
Views: 226,773
Posted By Cleave

The rain in SoCal has been wreaking havoc on my...

The rain in SoCal has been wreaking havoc on my training and racing as I tied to build some form for Valley of the Sun Stage Race. Last week I was supposed to do two races but both got cancelled due...
01-29-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5,445
Views: 226,773
Posted By Cleave

Bandera, if class = boundless optimism, then you...

Bandera, if class = boundless optimism, then you have me pegged. ;)
Hermes, yeh, that's the ticket, Miss-N-Out.
Heathpack, if it wasn't still fun, I'd stop doing it. Given the forecast for this...
01-27-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5,445
Views: 226,773
Posted By Cleave

Dare To Race/Ray "Doc" Hess Memorial Criterium - Masters Men 55/60+

Hi. Let's try this again -- especially since I started this thread. First race of the new year for me. Missed a TT and a crit earlier this year because of having to deal with my dad who was in the...
01-25-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,962
Posted By Cleave

As Psimet2001 has noted in The 33 and as some of...

As Psimet2001 has noted in The 33 and as some of you have noted here, bicycle road racing, including criteriums, seems to be in decline in the US and this sub forum appears to mirror that decline. I...
01-23-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,962
Posted By Cleave

So what's happening here?

Hi,
I have primarily been lurking when I have a chance to look at Bike Forums in general for the past few years. This sub forum came out of 'Fifty Plus (50+)' sub forum as a place where the racing...
01-15-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13,874
Views: 730,566
Posted By Cleave

If I'm not getting my dad out of the hospital on...

If I'm not getting my dad out of the hospital on Sunday, I'll be doing a crit in Dominguez Hills, CA.
01-07-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 32,086
Posted By Cleave

And I didn't drop a single racer. :D

And I didn't drop a single racer. :D
06-07-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,623
Posted By Cleave

I'm going to Albuquerque! Never been there and...

I'm going to Albuquerque!
Never been there and looking forward to it (assuming I live that long).
2018 Pasadena Senior Games are the California state qualifying events for the 2019 National Senior...
02-14-18, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5,445
Views: 226,773
Posted By Cleave

Hi, very very busy these days trying to finish...

Hi, very very busy these days trying to finish and get into our Green Dream Home AND train for Valley of the Sun Stage Race. Did a Piru TT and a CBR crit in January. Otherwise working on the house...
01-21-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,929
Posted By Cleave

I switched to 165 mm cranks on my TT bike a 4(?)...

I switched to 165 mm cranks on my TT bike a 4(?) years ago. Was using 172.5 mm cranks but switched to try to open my hip angle and to allow for a slightly lower front end. Always used 165 mm cranks...
01-11-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 393,363
Posted By Cleave

[QUOTE=Hermes;20103952]It is highly contagious so...

[QUOTE=Hermes;20103952]It is highly contagious so I cannot touch my eyes, wash my hands frequently and not touch other people.

Uhm, didn't we shake hands on Tuesday night? :eek:
01-11-18, 01:40 AM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 393,363
Posted By Cleave

The thing that's funny about modern equipment is...

The thing that's funny about modern equipment is how many people yearn for "vintage" equipment. While I have nostalgia for old stuff and own some of it, I wouldn't trade any of my current 'kit' for...
09-17-17, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 393,363
Posted By Cleave

revchuck, are you sure someone doesn't have a...

revchuck, are you sure someone doesn't have a voodoo doll of you? Recover well and a quickly as possible.
09-17-17, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5,445
Views: 226,773
Posted By Cleave

sarals, I am never sure hwere it is best to...

sarals, I am never sure hwere it is best to respond to or like you race reports. Regardless, sounds like you're ramping up well for Worlds.
Racer Ex, given your "bounce back" results this year,...
09-17-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 368,741
Posted By Cleave

Heathpack, hope your testing went well.

Heathpack, hope your testing went well.
09-17-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 96,640
Posted By Cleave

revchuck, it's amazing what Specialized and...

revchuck, it's amazing what Specialized and Cannondale are doing with aluminum these days. Great looking bike. I'm sure it rides as well as it looks.
08-25-17, 06:14 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 34,504
Posted By Cleave

Hope I was doing something useful at this point: ...

Hope I was doing something useful at this point:

https://photos.smugmug.com/BikeRacing/El-Dorado/El-Dorado-Twilight-August-22-2017/i-vVgtnJz/0/3929fb74/X3/el%20do%208-22-17-1197-X3.jpg

Photo by...
08-25-17, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 393,363
Posted By Cleave

Actually, I don't think the "Being Passed by...

Actually, I don't think the "Being Passed by Racer Ex During a Race Club" is that elite. Membership is probably in the thousands.

I have a short and inflexible neck too. I frequently end up...
08-24-17, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5,445
Views: 226,773
Posted By Cleave

World-Famous El Dorado Park Race Series, Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017

OK, this race series is at least famous in the US:

https://www.facebook.com/usacycling/photos/a.120573681333.103172.81868581333/10154865526486334/?type=3&theater

tl;dr My teammate almost...
08-24-17, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 368,741
Posted By Cleave

revchuck, did you type "new bike"? Glad...

revchuck, did you type "new bike"?

Glad you're recovering and retraining well.
08-23-17, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 393,363
Posted By Cleave

After a lot of thrashing about with positions on...

After a lot of thrashing about with positions on my TT bike and track bike, I think I am relatively close. I try to have the same position on both and as best as I can measure they are the same. I...
08-23-17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5,445
Views: 226,773
Posted By Cleave

Racer Ex: I frequently follow up a bad race with...

Racer Ex: I frequently follow up a bad race with a victory -- NOT!

Beating kids is always good. ;) These days, for me, 40 year-olds are kids.
08-10-17, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5,445
Views: 226,773
Posted By Cleave

sarals, that's a lot to learn in a very short...

sarals, that's a lot to learn in a very short time. I've got a million miles on the track (OK, maybe 999,999 miles) but very few race miles and my only mass start experience was an eye opener (and...
08-09-17, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 393,363
Posted By Cleave

That's part of my problem with this. Part of my...

That's part of my problem with this. Part of my career was as a project manager. I also know from my Theory of Constraints training that infinitesimally detailing out a schedule doesn't work either...
08-09-17, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5,445
Views: 226,773
Posted By Cleave

Thanks Heathpack. Ended up 7th. First points of...

Thanks Heathpack. Ended up 7th. First points of the entire year. At least my name will show up in the final season standings now. :notamused:Save
08-09-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5,445
Views: 226,773
Posted By Cleave

World-Famous El Dorado Park Race Series, Tuesday,...

World-Famous El Dorado Park Race Series, Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017

Teammate got into a successful 3-man break about 10 minutes into the 60 minute race. Blocked for the next 20 minutes while a few other...
08-09-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 393,363
Posted By Cleave

What will be weird is I am assuming the buyers...

What will be weird is I am assuming the buyers will know that we are the sellers. Hopefully our current house won't start crumbling around them after we sell it.

The number of details are immense....
08-08-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 393,363
Posted By Cleave

Right next door to where we currently live. :)

Right next door to where we currently live. :)
08-08-17, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 368,741
Posted By Cleave

revchuck, since I haven't been lurking, I had to...

revchuck, since I haven't been lurking, I had to go back to figure out what happened. Glad that you are almost fully mended without complications.
08-07-17, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 393,363
Posted By Cleave

Done. :D Building a house is starting to get...

Done. :D

Building a house is starting to get tiresome. I spent the last 20 years of my career designing nothing. Now I'm having to do detail layouts of bathrooms, design floating steel stairs,...
08-07-17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5,445
Views: 226,773
Posted By Cleave

The people, the vibe, and the promoter, Tren...

The people, the vibe, and the promoter, Tren Morris (aka Uncle Tren) are what combine to make this a great event. Tren conducts this race regardless of how many people pre-register or show up....
08-07-17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5,445
Views: 226,773
Posted By Cleave

Piru 20 Km TT, Masters Men 55+

That was weird.

tl;dr 4th out of 4 after getting a restart due to a flat.

I've been racing all season but not as much as past years due to fitness, willingness to drive, and budgetary...
04-25-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 368,741
Posted By Cleave

IBOHUNT, that is a passel of bad luck, not...

IBOHUNT, that is a passel of bad luck, not training! Heal well soon.
04-24-17, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 393,363
Posted By Cleave

Speaking of eyes...

Originally posted to my Twitter and Facebook feeds:

Bit of metal lodged in my cornea. Waiting for authorization through new (retirement) insurer/old medical group to see an ophthalmologist. :mad:...
04-21-17, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 393,363
Posted By Cleave

I thought I would have more time to read and post...

I thought I would have more time to read and post since retiring 4 weeks ago -- wrong!

I've been riding more days per week but fewer miles per ride. Our Green Dream Home is taking up a lot of my...
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