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Posted By Baby Puke

Yeah, Altimis Thompson is my jam. Wish they came...

Yeah, Altimis Thompson is my jam. Wish they came in at least 140, though.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Agree. Unless you have money to burn and enjoy...

Agree. Unless you have money to burn and enjoy burning money as an activity unto itself, I wouldn't bother with a paid coach for a while. For me, this period was all about experimenting with the tiny...
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Views: 1,213
Posted By Baby Puke

This can be really tough. My son was born just a...

This can be really tough. My son was born just a couple of years after I got into track, so I was also loathe to take time off and tried to keep training hard. I never really stopped, but eventually...
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Posted By Baby Puke

That 55 is gonna be far too small for you. A...

That 55 is gonna be far too small for you. A human of your height would probably be looking for a top tube between 57-61 cm, depending upon your other dimensions.
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Views: 8,393
Posted By Baby Puke

Bummer. I'm sorry to hear this, Carleton.

Bummer. I'm sorry to hear this, Carleton.
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Posted By Baby Puke

I know Yuta Wakimoto and a couple other sprinters...

I know Yuta Wakimoto and a couple other sprinters were using 30cm aluminum road bars. Probably some carbon versions in the pipeline. Otherwise they are all on the Olympic Bridgestones.
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Views: 616
Posted By Baby Puke

European Track Championships

Results here:
2020 UEC TRACK ELITE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS | UEC - Union Européenne de Cyclisme (http://www.uec.ch/en/event/136/2020-uec-track-elite-european-championships)

Looks like some...
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Views: 46,303
Posted By Baby Puke

Indeed, in a former life I was a club-level...

Indeed, in a former life I was a club-level motorcycle racer, and all I raced was a vintage 250GP and a modern (well, NOW it's vintage) 125GP bike, and on those momentum was everything. I too am not...
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Posted By Baby Puke

I've just had two seasons running of my best...

I've just had two seasons running of my best times in my life of 200's, and I'm more convinced than ever that doing a fast 200 is voodoo.

This year I'm severely underdone (in terms of training...
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Posted By Baby Puke

They're just old fashioned metal 35cm Nitto...

They're just old fashioned metal 35cm Nitto AA125's. Light and stiff enough for me, but I'm no gorilla.
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Posted By Baby Puke

It's a 57cm tt, though now I kinda wish it was a...

It's a 57cm tt, though now I kinda wish it was a tad longer...
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Posted By Baby Puke

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First roll on this Campy disc- velvety smooth!
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Posted By Baby Puke

Which one is the sexiest? Buy that one.

Which one is the sexiest? Buy that one.
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Views: 13,771
Posted By Baby Puke

NJS cranks still work. Just sayin.

NJS cranks still work. Just sayin.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Nice! What track is that?

Nice! What track is that?
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Views: 3,350
Posted By Baby Puke

Mostly ice cream. I need help.

Mostly ice cream. I need help.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Well, I'm opening your app every time I train on...

Well, I'm opening your app every time I train on the bike, whether at home or outside. Great applications, and I only use "dumb" trainers. Thank you Carleton!
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Views: 9,170
Posted By Baby Puke

Sugino 75 ftw as the kids say.

Sugino 75 ftw as the kids say.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Well if those are the only choices, I'd go with...

Well if those are the only choices, I'd go with the Cervelo. At least it's a track bike, the BMC looks to be a converted road bike. In over 10 years of racing in two countries I've never seen one in...
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Posted By Baby Puke

I just looked at the Velodrome Shop list. Is this...

I just looked at the Velodrome Shop list. Is this where that is coming from? It seems to be a fantasy list made up from parts they stock for sale.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Also of note- road chains are designed to have...

Also of note- road chains are designed to have some lateral flex so they can derail and go to a different gear. That's not a great feature in a track chain.
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Views: 6,774
Posted By Baby Puke

In more strap nerd news, the Dutch men Sprinters...

In more strap nerd news, the Dutch men Sprinters are still using the old NJS straps. So there.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Photo essay on the Guardian: ...

Photo essay on the Guardian:
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2020/mar/02/bikes-and-bruises-2020-track-cycling-world-championships-in-pictures
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Views: 1,204
Posted By Baby Puke

Round is nice.

Round is nice.
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Posted By Baby Puke

I'm expecting the Dutch men's sprint team to...

I'm expecting the Dutch men's sprint team to dominate all their events. I'm hoping the Japanese team can medal, they've been looking good in the TS in the world cups.
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Views: 2,450
Posted By Baby Puke

None as it's a Dolan DF4 which has a 51cm ST. If...

None as it's a Dolan DF4 which has a 51cm ST. If you're not married to the Bianchi I'd suggest shopping for a used 57cm DF3 or DF4. In fact I'd stick with the DF3 if you can find one, less fussy with...
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Views: 2,450
Posted By Baby Puke

55 ST or TT? You probably could use a TT longer...

55 ST or TT? You probably could use a TT longer than 55, in my opinion.
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Views: 8,393
Posted By Baby Puke

This page outlines a method of back injury...

This page outlines a method of back injury self-assessment and looks pretty helpful:
https://squatuniversity.com/2018/04/28/how-to-screen-your-low-back-pain/
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Views: 382,312
Posted By Baby Puke

If this is LOOK's answer it seems they've never...

If this is LOOK's answer it seems they've never seen their own sponsored national team riders racing. Bummer.
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Views: 1,627
Posted By Baby Puke

This is a pretty normal beginner time. I remember...

This is a pretty normal beginner time. I remember after doing my first kilo (also around 1:23, haha!) I realized I didn't go nearly hard enough. At this point, more than any specific advice, I'd...
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Views: 625,107
Posted By Baby Puke

If you're looking to improve maximal POWER, you...

If you're looking to improve maximal POWER, you may need to do some different things to lifting as much as you can on a leg press. You might want to try some explosive movements, like single leg...
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Views: 81,015
Posted By Baby Puke

Also, doing it yourself is not rocket science....

Also, doing it yourself is not rocket science. There are many great tutorials on YouTube to help.
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Views: 81,015
Posted By Baby Puke

True. All the more reason to be a friendly...

True. All the more reason to be a friendly approachable person at the track! Friends will lend wheels (cogs, chainrings, tools, etc.) to friends in need, I find. And really, I've had a tubie blow...
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Views: 81,015
Posted By Baby Puke

Tubulars for sure.

Tubulars for sure.
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Views: 13,595
Posted By Baby Puke

I second the motion.

I second the motion.
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Views: 13,595
Posted By Baby Puke

Maybe they should consider opening a publicly...

Maybe they should consider opening a publicly funded track? OH!
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Views: 382,312
Posted By Baby Puke

Eh. Io looks cooler!

Eh. Io looks cooler!
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Views: 15,891
Posted By Baby Puke

This thing is great. This app and a speedo with...

This thing is great. This app and a speedo with max speed (and the occasional stop watch/operator) is all the data I have at my disposal and it doesn't seem to be slowing me down. Who needs a power...
Replies: 26
Views: 3,074
Posted By Baby Puke

That's a whole can of worms right there. I have...

That's a whole can of worms right there. I have my cleats pretty much as rearward as they can go and just set some PB's in my 200 and kilo. YMMV.
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Views: 73,381
Posted By Baby Puke

Hi Clythio, and thanks! It's difficult to suss...

Hi Clythio, and thanks! It's difficult to suss where I am training-wise right now. I'm a university English instructor, and I've just finished a semester (two days before the race). So my training...
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Views: 73,381
Posted By Baby Puke

Ok, I just posted about how track time trials are...

Ok, I just posted about how track time trials are too boring to write about, but I just had a pretty big breakthrough, and being nearly 51 I thought it might be encouraging for older riders to see...
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Views: 4,418
Posted By Baby Puke

Train your start and top speed from a rolling...

Train your start and top speed from a rolling start first, then add in the anaerobic tolerance (this stuff hurts) last. (in the final few weeks before an event). From my experience over the last ten...
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Views: 293,390
Posted By Baby Puke

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New whip, wearing her dancin' shoes.
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Views: 1,190
Posted By Baby Puke

I think you should change gears often in training...

I think you should change gears often in training and experiment. Not just to find your optimal gear/speed, but also to work on gear-related deficiencies. I rarely train in my "race" gear these days....
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