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i mean in the occasional defense of americans, we...

i mean in the occasional defense of americans, we just don't have many tax dollars once we account for a regressive tax policy and after the military industrial complex gets their hands on it
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and we live in a society where the default...

and we live in a society where the default assumption is that value is the final matter, and everything must pay for itself - rather than having a functional society that supports things that benefit...
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No. Track racing isn't dying. Tracks are...

No.
Track racing isn't dying.
Tracks are dying, and that death is taking track racing with it.

They're not dying because of a lack of thriving racing community. Each of those places is leaving...
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i think it's to make welding the connection...

i think it's to make welding the connection easier. and i can't help but wonder if over at Specialized, D'Alusio stared at that and thought "i wonder if we can do this for headtubes and bottom...
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you can order a new axle - and it doesn't even...

you can order a new axle - and it doesn't even need to be from campagnolo. as long as the threading is the same, you can get it as long as you want, cut it to length, clean up the threads, and thread...
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heh. you read me to a T. although somebody with...

heh. you read me to a T. although somebody with WC stripes and some records did tell me that i have a big ol' pursuiter's butt.



yup. jon frahley used to be quite vocal about how the older he...
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you know, a bunch of years ago, when i was...

you know, a bunch of years ago, when i was starting to travel around and race on the national circuit, i said to my old track director, "Hey - what kind of a flying 200 should an enduro like me be...
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worth noting that the amount of watts you make...

worth noting that the amount of watts you make from 10-15 seconds of an effort (or from 15 to 20 seconds into the effort) is a lot lower than your peak power, but determines your max speed a whole...
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This track is at 8500 feet of altitude and is...

This track is at 8500 feet of altitude and is crazy fast - no huge surprise that he took a few seconds off of his WR. In the women's flying 200, 3 riders went under Vogel's previous WR time, with...
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huh. my memory could be pretty wrong, cause i...

huh. my memory could be pretty wrong, cause i seem to recall a 28mm rake on something.

anyway - point to the OP being to check trail calculations before buying a fork with a different amount of...
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if you need a 150mm stem, then the fork might not...

if you need a 150mm stem, then the fork might not be the part of the frameset due for a replacement. but it sounds like you're working on that.

the Langster Pro uses a pretty standard 1 1/8"...
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^^^Yes, and her family has spoken in other media...

^^^Yes, and her family has spoken in other media outlets about her recent concussion history.

She's not the first bike racer I've known to have a TBI (traumatic brain injury, aka concussion) lead...
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Kelly Catlin died a few nights ago:...

Kelly Catlin died a few nights ago: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/kelly-catlin-dies-at-age-23/
Team USA, Olympic medalist, World Champion, etc.
An incredibly gifted young woman on and off the...
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IIRC, they have some very custom things with like...

IIRC, they have some very custom things with like a single dial on the bottom to tighten. very slick looking. don't know how to find photos though.
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Short people tend to be on cranks that are too...

Short people tend to be on cranks that are too long, unless we seek out aggressively shorter-than-ordinary cranks - stuff below 165. Being on "too long" cranks means that we tend to have positions...
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i haven't seen him on the national track scene in...

i haven't seen him on the national track scene in a looooooong time.
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No, they're competing in team pursuit. Per the...

No, they're competing in team pursuit. Per the link you posted:

Olympians Jennifer Valente (http://www.cyclingnews.com/riders/jennifer-valente/) and Kelly Catlin...
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no, it's the same guy trust me

no, it's the same guy
trust me
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it's fine - the picture's at an angle that...

it's fine - the picture's at an angle that exaggerates it for the right hand side of the bike there)

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You can roll 'em out and get a little more reach at the drop but at that point...
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As this forum is one of the few places I can...

As this forum is one of the few places I can think of that'll nerd out about the minutae of handlebars, I'll report back on my first races with Dixie Flyer handlebars.

I definitely had to roll...
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Oh, I guess I was responding to your point that...

Oh, I guess I was responding to your point that people were getting there on their own; your point that the National Team system was cryptic; your point that there's no path to get support; your...
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Carleton, I'm not sure if you're trying to...

Carleton, I'm not sure if you're trying to deliberately misrepresent the info that's out there, or what. $25k isn't a "stipend to cover travel and equipment." It's cash, full travel support is a...
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like, i get it, everyone wishes that the USA were...

like, i get it, everyone wishes that the USA were GB or AUS. and USAC has definitely wandered the wasteland in this area. a few years ago i was looking around thinking "i wonder if it would be...
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Sure, I'll google for you I guess. When they...

Sure, I'll google for you I guess. When they announced the new National Team program (a year ago? two?) they published all of that - salaries and criteria for earning 'em. Most of the riders are at...
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Right now, the vast majority of women and men in...

Right now, the vast majority of women and men in USAC's endurance program are paid a salary, and have come from pro road racing.

As much as there's always room for improvement, it's really weird...
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I have a few things I'd like to not have anymore:...

I have a few things I'd like to not have anymore:

38cm Control Tech classic bend drops, 31.8mm clamp
36cm Control Tech modern-classic drops, 31.8mm
Bontrager Ballista, M, flash yellow
Basic...
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They've managed to field a variety of decent TP...

They've managed to field a variety of decent TP teams without Dygert; I think Catlin was also injured (but I think it goes without saying that Dygert, Valente, and Catlin are the foundations of their...
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Posted By queerpunk

seen it done. ...

seen it done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFJzbW2cLbU
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It's pretty interesting to look around and...

It's pretty interesting to look around and realize that after two and a half years of USAC actually caring about the track program, they've kiiind of settled on a lineup that's a mix of older pros...
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the National Program has been going pretty strong...

the National Program has been going pretty strong for a couple of years and has a few World Championships and numerous World Cup medals to show for it... but yeah, I think the true sign of a strong...
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heh... see, I just read this as a dig at the FB...

heh... see, I just read this as a dig at the FB TrackSprinting group.
but maybe that's because I'm an enduro.
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it's still an embarrassment of riches. here...

it's still an embarrassment of riches.

here in NYC, we have two 3 hours away from each other, and the next closest 3 are all about a 10+ hour drive away.
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If your opponent wants to keep it slow, and...

If your opponent wants to keep it slow, and you're going fast, then the race is looking pretty good for you...
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it's good to remember the physics of it - by...

it's good to remember the physics of it - by throwing your body backwards, you're moving your bike forward. This means that you have to throw your weight backwards. when you look for it you'll see...
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This is one of those situations where they...

This is one of those situations where they visualized data badly, and by truncating the y-axis, do more to confuse than to clarify. That said, going from 38 to 33 has changes that range from 2.5%...
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Posted By queerpunk

eight tracks is quite a feat in the USA. but in...

eight tracks is quite a feat in the USA. but in australia that's "within a 45 min drive."
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Additional confusion comes in when you hear...

Additional confusion comes in when you hear people who learned from Aussies refer to a "riser." Same thing? Different? Who knows, nobody can understand australians...
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yes. the trick is to get people to jump, but then...

yes. the trick is to get people to jump, but then to beat them to the corner and force them wide, while always having just a hair more to give. works better the shorter the track, too.
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yeah, you've got to shake your opponent. ...

yeah, you've got to shake your opponent.

there's another video, which i couldn't find, or forstemann just barely holding somebody off (hoy?) with the same tactic, but it all comes down to what...
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yeah there's a tatic called Kilo-ing. You go...

yeah there's a tatic called Kilo-ing.
You go from the gun.
With a little start line trickery, you can delay their reaction or realization about what you're doing, bust open a big gap, and force...
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jaysus! so the second fastest TP ever. it...

jaysus! so the second fastest TP ever.

it really seems like the TP is becoming more prestigious, a marquee event for national teams. GB chipped away at it during olympic cycles but since Rio, AUS...
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this is so much progress. just a little over a...

this is so much progress. just a little over a year ago they were riding 4.11 (2017 Pruzcow WC), 4.07 (2017 Manchester WC), 4.06 (2017 Milton WC). To go 10-15 seconds faster is freakin' huge.
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There's random testing at Master's Nats. And,...

There's random testing at Master's Nats. And, there's required testing (I think) for new world records. So he was probably tested without being specifically targeted for testing.

I think the...
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really, the answer is "collect a few years' worth...

really, the answer is "collect a few years' worth of data."

i remember the first time i borrowed a power meter, collected data from a crit, and sent it to a power guy and said, "tell me what this...
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i mean, it really sucks to have a win taken away...

i mean, it really sucks to have a win taken away from you for a sprint lane violation (i'm guessing - i've never had it happen to me). recently, i was helping a young rider trackside, and i watched...
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You know what's weird? There's been ZERO...

You know what's weird?

There's been ZERO ****ing coverage of the fact that Madalyn Godby won the keirin at the Berlin World Cup. Nothing from USAC, news outlets, nuthin'. It was an amazing sprint...
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Those look like rebadged Trigons. Dixie...

Those look like rebadged Trigons.

Dixie Flyer is running a sale on theirs newish track handlebars. I'm looking forward to trying 'em.
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Heh, yup, that's me. Faster? It depends....

Heh, yup, that's me.

Faster? It depends. I've done a bit of rough testing for me, personally, and it tests faster than riding in the drops. This is not the case for everybody. Not everybody needs...
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Posted By queerpunk

or Morton for that matter.

or Morton for that matter.
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sure, but the fields as a whole are another story...

sure, but the fields as a whole are another story entirely than a few masters-aged elite racers.

for reference, i race the pro season at TTown. and i raced master's nats and masters worlds events...
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