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03-27-21, 07:37 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I did a race once, in the summer, and some guy...

I did a race once, in the summer, and some guy was riding in brown shorts. I rode near him and realized they were brown corduroys. I couldn't believe it - I wouldn't wear corduroys in warm weather...
03-27-21, 07:34 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I now carry a go bag around. Has various...

I now carry a go bag around. Has various supplies. Whenever I leave it at home it seems like we need it. I keep adding to it. No cycling stuff yet.

Some stuff includes: Advil, Zyrtec, Pepto,...
01-24-21, 09:31 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I realized a long time ago that I could get...

I realized a long time ago that I could get myself into big trouble if I started going hog wild on lottery tickets. I scare myself about stuff like this and then don't do it - heck, I was scared to...
10-20-20, 09:35 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Huh. I had bone grafts for receding bone. Ended...

Huh. I had bone grafts for receding bone. Ended up pulling a tooth about 5 years later (missing a molar now). My gums are definitely receded. I've resigned myself to losing all my teeth at some point...
10-20-20, 09:34 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

This is one of my sporadic "open my soul to BF"...

This is one of my sporadic "open my soul to BF" posts. I don't know where else to share this stuff.

Over time I realized at work that music is so, so important for my mental health. I hear the...
10-03-20, 07:20 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

There are two approaches to this. First, you hang...

There are two approaches to this. First, you hang onto them. When you finally get back on them everyone will be admiring your vintage bike with only 12 speeds and all that.

The other is that you...
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Posted By carpediemracing

I didn't think having a schedule would make a...

I didn't think having a schedule would make a difference for me but it has. I'm already looking forward to Sept of next year.
09-01-20, 10:00 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

At my race I got beat by a newish rider. I asked...

At my race I got beat by a newish rider. I asked him how old he was. He was born 2 or 3 years *after* I started promoting the Series. I told him as much. Heh. I think both of us were like "damn, he's...
08-30-20, 08:17 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

3:31 Ventoux

So yesterday when I saw that "France" was on the rotation I decided to do the Ventoux climb. It is listed at about 12 miles. I did the 8 mile Alpe in about 1.5 hours so I figured just a bit longer...
08-30-20, 08:09 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I realized this is how I think of the guys at...

I realized this is how I think of the guys at work, save one that is 1 year younger than me. I'm older than many of their dads, which is kind of weird (My current thing to say/think is that I have 15...
08-27-20, 08:02 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

At work I try and look after the guys. I feel...

At work I try and look after the guys. I feel sort of protective of them, as if they were my kids (and I very well could be their dad, based on ages). I'll go buy a big soda for them to split, or ice...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Same as mine but you're probably a 6-8 inches...

Same as mine but you're probably a 6-8 inches taller than me. I have yet to sit on my bike though, but TT is 5mm longer than my road bike, and seat tube is 1 deg shallower than my road bike. I think...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Hardcore! You probably have the same size...

Hardcore!

You probably have the same size frame as me, just waaaaay more post showing. lol.
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Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks. Honestly though I think it's a 60 minute...

Thanks. Honestly though I think it's a 60 minute job once you know what to do, and if you have a Dremel with a HD cutter blade. I spent most of my time trying to figure out what to do (before cutting...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Weight 135-140 lbs

Weight. It weighs 140 lbs for shipping purposes, 135 lbs I think is the actual weight.

I moved mine myself. I didn't realize how heavy it was, but it's possible to do it solo, it's just not...
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Posted By carpediemracing

I cut the head tube down on my CycleOps 300. It...

I cut the head tube down on my CycleOps 300. It was pretty straightforward. I thought I posted it somewhere in this forum but I don't remember.

The "before" picture - this was me thinking in...
06-04-20, 10:14 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Power? Are you back riding?

Power?

Are you back riding?
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Posted By carpediemracing

2020 Masters Nationals are Sept 1-6

https://www.usacycling.org/article/2020-national-championship-update-may-29th

I should probably cut the steerer tube on my track bike, figure out the BB, see what bars to put on, and all that kind...
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Posted By carpediemracing

A quick search turned up a response in Bike...

A quick search turned up a response in Bike Forums from a while ago:
https://www.bikeforums.net/track-cycling-velodrome-racing-training-area/401340-converting-zipp-950-disc.html
04-27-20, 11:01 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Happier ones. My mom died from cancer in Aug...

Happier ones.

My mom died from cancer in Aug 2003 (okay, that's not happy). She was diagnosed in 2000, moved into my house almost immediately (she preferred to be treated in the US, my parents...
04-27-20, 09:49 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

So first one to sort of echo the tragic one. I...

So first one to sort of echo the tragic one. I can't imagine that happening during the first race I promoted.

I'm glad you got to hold the race the following day. To be able to grieve together is...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Also this site for me has been a treasure of...

Also this site for me has been a treasure of info. They talk about putting grip tape on the roller of regular trainers (link below). They also address a lot of other stuff.

01 - Overview ? Up! Up!...
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Posted By carpediemracing

I'm no trackie but I'm looking to get into it....

I'm no trackie but I'm looking to get into it. Based on other people's advice here and elsewhere I got a CycleOps 300 Pro, basically a stationary bike with a massive flywheel (22 kg), powermeter...
04-17-20, 10:05 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Yeah, at this point it's out of my hands so I'll...

Yeah, at this point it's out of my hands so I'll just take the news as it comes.

I should finish building my bike though. I think I can work on that in the next week or so.
04-17-20, 10:04 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Ha. Well there's that too. Around here there...

Ha. Well there's that too.

Around here there was a Masters rider that was out of the scene for a while. Then he popped up on Zwift, was rolling around at 5 w/kg for long periods of time. Everyone...
04-17-20, 08:44 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I was targeting the Masters Track only because it...

I was targeting the Masters Track only because it was nearby this year. With not much lifting recently, very busy either with work or looking after Junior, I haven't had much time. And frankly it...
04-17-20, 08:42 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

There are definitely bugs in Zwift. I bet...

There are definitely bugs in Zwift.

I bet that first place rider either didn't do the course or had a software issue where Zwift thought s/he was riding when they were not. I've seen a clip of...
04-14-20, 07:28 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

For anyone wanting to do Alpe, I'm going up it...

For anyone wanting to do Alpe, I'm going up it starting now, maybe 10 min before I hit the "gate". Aki.Sato|EXPO

I'm going slow, with a couple friends intending on joining, you can shell me once...
04-09-20, 11:07 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Smaller sprinters generally put down less power,...

Smaller sprinters generally put down less power, but they have a smaller aero hole to drill, so they end up about the same speed. To wit - if you look at Cavendish vs Kittel (about 1 min into the...
04-08-20, 10:59 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Speed trumps position until speeds plateau. Then...

Speed trumps position until speeds plateau. Then position usually trumps speed. This from a more amateur racer where it isn't flat out for the last hour before the sprint. For pro races, since most...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Hm thanks. It sounds like this might be a...

Hm thanks. It sounds like this might be a possibility. SRM supplied the spindle (it comes pre-installed in the spider) but the BB compatibility is the bit I don't know. I'll have to call them.
03-25-20, 12:17 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Dropping in. I don't browse as much as time is...

Dropping in. I don't browse as much as time is very limited overall. I feel the need to share because, well, frankly, I've had a few tequilas and I'm listening to music and it makes me think of all...
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Posted By carpediemracing

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/714x960/90106397_10158295852808824_8401735524590551040_o_0a15a1ed62197a89f24ab7eb4c90fdaebf9b4fad.jpg
arm fully seated

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Posted By carpediemracing

I think I did it right. Dolan DF4. Rotor BB...

I think I did it right.

Dolan DF4. Rotor BB cups. 24mm spindle (steel, it's heavy). The spindle requires a spacer so the left arm fits, otherwise the opening in the arm is way too big.
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Posted By carpediemracing

SRM track cranks question. I went to install...

SRM track cranks question.

I went to install my 24mm axle Origin cranks (alum arms). The spindle appears to be about 5mm too long, i.e. the crank arm is all the way on the spindle and I can move...
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Posted By carpediemracing

I'm with you on this one. Japan has...

I'm with you on this one.

Japan has cancelled school for March, and I'm sure they'll be willing to take more drastic measures if they feel it necessary. The culture is such that they will...
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Posted By carpediemracing

For what it's worth I'm shorter with short legs....

For what it's worth I'm shorter with short legs. 5'7" on a good day, 27.5" inseam. My (custom geo) road bike was modeled after a couple size S Giant TCRs I had (sloping top tube, 40 cm ST for alum...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks for the reply. I'm off to get myself a BB...

Thanks for the reply. I'm off to get myself a BB now.
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Posted By carpediemracing

+1 I got the 24mm thinking the 30mm wouldn't...

+1

I got the 24mm thinking the 30mm wouldn't work with my frame (BSA). It's a bit after the fact but would the 30mm have worked better? Arg.
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Posted By carpediemracing

I sent my old SRM in for service (original SRM...

I sent my old SRM in for service (original SRM with the removable crankarms, PC5). They offered me an Origin + refurb PC7 for $1050+shipping. It's $200 for a refurb PC7 so do the math.

I sent my...
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Posted By carpediemracing

I am pretty sure they don't exist. I looked...

I am pretty sure they don't exist.

I looked for many years. I gambled on the Surrly Fixie working but the issue is that the freehub body for the TriSpoke is a Dura Ace, and the one fixed gear...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Ha I didn't ask, but I live about half mile away...

Ha I didn't ask, but I live about half mile away from it in a straight line. Based on having a brake I figure Rentschler Field would be one spot. Even the road next to Simsbury airport, although...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Huh. Perusing Craigslist, Marketplace... ...

Huh.

Perusing Craigslist, Marketplace...

*edit there is a place selling 15 of them a couple towns over. $550. Jeepers.
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This is so easy it hadn't dawned on me. My...

This is so easy it hadn't dawned on me. My original track bike was a threaded headset, I have no extra forks, etc. The new one is not as complicated.
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Posted By carpediemracing

Good Lord. Thanks for these. I have studying to...

Good Lord. Thanks for these. I have studying to do.
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Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks for this tidbit. I didn't think of the...

Thanks for this tidbit. I didn't think of the topping out part of the deal in terms of my standing starts.

More detail - there's about 200m before the hill, so I was thinking more of using the...
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Posted By carpediemracing

I'm definitely making it up as I go. Right now...

I'm definitely making it up as I go. Right now I'm lifting at the gym whenever I am not sore (seems like 2-3 days recovery), doing form squats, leg press, low row (machine), lat pull down, form...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Huh. This is very pertinent since I had my...

Huh.

This is very pertinent since I had my back go out a couple weeks ago. I'm limited to sleeping in Junior's bed now, any other sleeping surface (except maybe the family room floor) is too soft...
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Posted By carpediemracing

I got that concept in not so few words perusing...

I got that concept in not so few words perusing various things, but that's a good synopsis.

Right now I'm realistically just too weak. I want to work on the strength first. I'll be interspersing...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks for bumping this thread up. I have to go...

Thanks for bumping this thread up. I have to go to sleep but I'm going to peruse this thread at length. Power was out when I got home, 55 minutes until gym closed... I'll be going tomorrow morning.
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