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Posted By 1incpa

I have a Cycleops Magnus. It's been reliable for...

I have a Cycleops Magnus. It's been reliable for the 3 years that I've had it.
I had to build a wooden frame screwed to the wall to keep it from walking across the room when sprinting. It does ok...
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Posted By 1incpa

Congratulations Dave! It'll be good to see more...

Congratulations Dave! It'll be good to see more of you during the race season!
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Posted By 1incpa

The handlebars are interesting, but it looks like...

The handlebars are interesting, but it looks like you'd slam your knees into them when sprinting out of the saddle.
I'll have to look for a video of them in use.
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Posted By 1incpa

We used to do our weekly cross practice in a high...

We used to do our weekly cross practice in a high school field. Our course used about a half lap of their running track.
It worked pretty well, and was my favorite section of the course.
It will...
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Posted By 1incpa

Thanks for posting the image, chas58! It only...

Thanks for posting the image, chas58!
It only takes a couple of race days to burn in the track.
This satellite image must have been taken right after our grass track season. Within a month, the...
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Posted By 1incpa

I see a lot of smiling faces in your pics! ...

I see a lot of smiling faces in your pics!
I'm glad this is working out for you!
As far as races, anything you do on the track is good for grass track. Just adjust the duration to suit track...
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Posted By 1incpa

I'd say yes, but it's more subtle than with other...

I'd say yes, but it's more subtle than with other disciplines.

Carbon has brought in the possibility of more aero tube shapes, as well as some handlebar shapes the weren't possible with metal....
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Posted By 1incpa

Well, I raced yesterday. Things didn't go as...

Well, I raced yesterday. Things didn't go as well as I'd have liked.
1st race was a 24 lap points race. I attacked right before the bell for the first sprint. Came over the top and got a good...
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Posted By 1incpa

I haven't had a chance to discuss with my coach...

I haven't had a chance to discuss with my coach yet. I should see her tomorrow, I'll talk with her then.

FWIW, the "old school" rule of thumb that I learned was spinners push their cleats...
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Posted By 1incpa

It didn't feel any different, cadence wise. My...

It didn't feel any different, cadence wise. My Garmin bears that out with a max of 137, which is generally where I am during intervals.
It did feel weird when I first started riding, but at the...
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Posted By 1incpa

A centimeter was all of the adjustment I had with...

A centimeter was all of the adjustment I had with the shoes I used. So I pushed the cleats all the way back.
I wasn't expecting much, I was feeling pretty tired, but I did the 30 second intervals...
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Posted By 1incpa

Ok. I just read the article BP linked. I'm...

Ok. I just read the article BP linked. I'm going to move my cleats back a centimeter before tonight's ride and see how it feels.
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Posted By 1incpa

I've always set up my cleats as far forward as...

I've always set up my cleats as far forward as they'll go. That puts the pedal axle right under the widest part of my foot.
Are you saying that I'd put more power to the pedals with the cleats...
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Posted By 1incpa

The simple answer, in our case, is yes. I...

The simple answer, in our case, is yes.

I started our grass track because I love track racing but live an hour and a half away from a track. I race cross, my friends race cross. I found grass...
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Posted By 1incpa

A picture is worth a thousand words. Where...

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Where are you thinking of setting it up?

We don't have anything set up with the park system here. We just show up and use the park. That's what it's there...
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Posted By 1incpa

Delaware isn't that far from Philly, come on...

Delaware isn't that far from Philly, come on down! We're starting on Sunday, August 11 at 9:00.
It's at Paper Mill Park on the corner of Paper Mill and Polly Drummond Roads in Newark.

The past...
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Posted By 1incpa

The smaller footprint makes it MUCH easier. ...

The smaller footprint makes it MUCH easier.
Also, the inside line will get burned into the grass. I have to measure out the first week we race. The second week, the line is there, but I have to...
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Posted By 1incpa

A couple of reasons we went with a 166. Since...

A couple of reasons we went with a 166.
Since we're using it as a lead it to the cyclocross season, we wanted to make it so you have to be a decent bike handler. We tried a 250 and even that felt...
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Posted By 1incpa

We've been doing a Delaware grass track series...

We've been doing a Delaware grass track series for years. It's a little different than what Kansas is doing.

We started doing it as a lead up to the cross season. A little bit of the high...
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Posted By 1incpa

A few of the guys at T-Town are using the disc...

A few of the guys at T-Town are using the disc and the 5 spoke on the front. I've talked with a couple of them and they like them a lot.
If I ever decide to retire my old Zipp, I'm getting a White...
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Posted By 1incpa

Hi Amahl! I think we met at one of Kim's sprint...

Hi Amahl!
I think we met at one of Kim's sprint clinics.
Saturdays have been a blast at T-Town! Come on out!
PI
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Posted By 1incpa

Yea, like Carleton said, 140psi is the minimum...

Yea, like Carleton said, 140psi is the minimum pressure. That'll help a lot.

You'll probably notice that you're racing against the same people every week. Through the season you'll get to know...
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Posted By 1incpa

Good job Enzo! Folks who don't race track...

Good job Enzo!

Folks who don't race track underestimate it. I get "all you do is ride around in circles" all the time from my roadie friends.
The ones who have come to race with me found it to be...
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Posted By 1incpa

Newbies

I've noticed in the last month or so that we have a lot of new track racers on the forum.
I just wanted to welcome everyone! It's great to get more people into track racing!
There's a lot of...
05-08-19, 10:53 AM
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Posted By 1incpa

You'll be fine using the pitlock with a...

You'll be fine using the pitlock with a tensioner.
A buddy of mine has been doing that with a disc wheel at the track for years. No problems.
PI
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Posted By 1incpa

The 4.5 million was the total cost of the Detroit...

The 4.5 million was the total cost of the Detroit velodrome. It's a very nice indoor facility.
I don't know about Chicago, but Cleveland's track is an outdoor facility. The 100k stated was for just...
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Posted By 1incpa

I've been using an LL Bean open tote in the large...

I've been using an LL Bean open tote in the large size, I think it's 35L.
It's worked just fine, I can fit my shoes, helmet gear bag, kit, tools and misc junk with no problem.
The one thing I...
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Posted By 1incpa

Lots of good options here, thanks guys!

Lots of good options here, thanks guys!
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Posted By 1incpa

Thanks Dalai! I see a bunch of guys with that...

Thanks Dalai! I see a bunch of guys with that setup at T-Town. It does work, but not what I'm looking for.
If you get there after the gate closes, there are lots of steps to get over the bridge. ...
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Posted By 1incpa

Another thing I wouldn't have thought of! ...

Another thing I wouldn't have thought of!
thanks Zizou! I'll check them out.
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Posted By 1incpa

Thanks Taras! There are even a couple of stores...

Thanks Taras! There are even a couple of stores near me that have it in stock! I'll check it out.
PI
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Posted By 1incpa

While we're talking about gear bags... What are...

While we're talking about gear bags...
What are you using to get your stuff to the infield? Currently I'm using a LL Bean canvas tote bag, but I'm looking for a backpack.
I'd like to fit my...
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Posted By 1incpa

Why not just get 2 of the KMC chains and an extra...

Why not just get 2 of the KMC chains and an extra master link?
PI
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Posted By 1incpa

+1 for the Cinelli Criteriums. I've been using...

+1 for the Cinelli Criteriums. I've been using them and like them a lot. Mine are a little bit wider at 40cm. ...
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Posted By 1incpa

Two other things to remember: 1) The miss and...

Two other things to remember:
1) The miss and out is a relatively dangerous event. The guys at the front are sprinting through turns 3 and 4 and slow up as they cross the line, the guys in the back...
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Posted By 1incpa

I think we've all been "that guy" once in our...

I think we've all been "that guy" once in our racing careers. I know I have.
As long as you learn from your mistakes, you'll be ok. It's the guys that repeatedly do stupid, unsafe things that get...
08-05-18, 06:03 AM
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Posted By 1incpa

TimothyH 50 x 16= 84.4 gear inches 48 x...

TimothyH

50 x 16= 84.4 gear inches

48 x 15= 86.4 gear inches

Just saying.

PI
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Posted By 1incpa

My scratch race is Tuesday, points race is...

My scratch race is Tuesday, points race is Wednesday. I'm registered for the Madison on Sunday but my partner broke some ribs in a training crash. We'll see how that works out.
I did notice that...
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Posted By 1incpa

T-Town does allow tents in the infield, so if you...

T-Town does allow tents in the infield, so if you can bring one, I'd recommend it.
There is a water fountain by the locker rooms to use in a pinch, but I always take my own cold water. There is a...
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Posted By 1incpa

That didn't work like I thought it would. Sorry....

That didn't work like I thought it would. Sorry.
There are 7 hotels clustered around the interchange of routes 100 and 78 that would be my first choice.
The others aren't much farther, but less...
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Posted By 1incpa

Try this link If the link doesn't work ( my...

Try this link
If the link doesn't work ( my first time trying to set up a hyperlink) do a google search for "hotels near Lehigh valley velodrome..
The ones on route 100 near route 78 are the most...
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Posted By 1incpa

Thank you BitingDuck! This is what I'm...

Thank you BitingDuck!
This is what I'm looking for, first hand experiences of how other tracks handle new riders.

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Posted By 1incpa

Above I outlined what it will take for me to race...

Above I outlined what it will take for me to race in Detroit.
I'm wondering if this is standard for most tracks.
Do other tracks give consideration to previous race experience?
I'd hate to...
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Posted By 1incpa

Something to keep in mind: If you don't have...

Something to keep in mind: If you don't have "steep track" experience, you'll have to go through the track 101, 201 and 301 classes.
No group riding until 201 is complete, no racing until 301 is...
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Posted By 1incpa

I use an old Silica pump that I put the Hirame...

I use an old Silica pump that I put the Hirame head on: Hirame / Kuwahara pump head / (Presta/French) adapter + 3 pack of seals - Staff Picks...
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Posted By 1incpa

They must be serious. It looks like their web...

They must be serious. It looks like their web site has already been taken down.
Anyone know any specifics about the track?
I'll try calling the contact number tomorrow.

FWIW, the Delaware...
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Posted By 1incpa

I'm pretty sure they're close to an exact copy of...

I'm pretty sure they're close to an exact copy of the Scattos. They don't give the reach and drop on the ebay listing and I didn't measure them.
Sorry, I'm not much help.
PI
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Posted By 1incpa

Isn't this what they're already doing with the...

Isn't this what they're already doing with the race clean program?
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Posted By 1incpa

A buddy of mine got these:...

A buddy of mine got these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Full-Carbon-Bicycle-Handlebars-31-8mm-Time-Trial-Triathlon-Bike-Drop-Bars-Racing-/263010898830

He got them about midway through last season. I...
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Posted By 1incpa

Again on NBC Sports Gold, but I don't know where...

Again on NBC Sports Gold, but I don't know where to watch it for free.
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