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07-17-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 32,219
Posted By ProudDaddy

That was Lachlan Morton in the T-shirt, on his...

That was Lachlan Morton in the T-shirt, on his gravel bike. Hilarious. Solid racing from your son. Mike's Bikes kid rides collegiately for CU, and he was a beast in that race with his relentless...
06-24-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 32,219
Posted By ProudDaddy

Thanks for the clarification. One other thing,...

Thanks for the clarification. One other thing, Pros racing in CO state championship races are not eligible for the state jersey. 2018 state championships were awarded to the 2nd place finisher in the...
06-24-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 32,219
Posted By ProudDaddy

Residence for state championships here in CO is...

Residence for state championships here in CO is not based on your team but rather your personal permanent residency with USAC. As Doge noted, all the big hitters were at Tulsa Tough that wknd, but...
05-17-17, 01:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,597
Posted By ProudDaddy

I too could also not properly pace intervals or...

I too could also not properly pace intervals or endurance rides without the PM. You do not get the same training stimulus doing a 3x15 at 310/290/270 then at 300/300/300. Same with doing VO2 work...
05-12-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 260,099
Posted By ProudDaddy

I get what you are saying, but in a P1 NCC race a...

I get what you are saying, but in a P1 NCC race a sub 300W FTP will be lucky to hang in the pack. IMO. Of course, every crit is different and also depends on your VO2/AC rinse and repeat recovery...
05-12-17, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 260,099
Posted By ProudDaddy

Not good. There is a reason small guys do good in...

Not good. There is a reason small guys do good in the hills and big guys do well in TTs, sprints, and crits in general. Raw power. 350W FTP > 300W FTP.
05-11-17, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 260,099
Posted By ProudDaddy

If you watch the video in slo mo from like 3:40...

If you watch the video in slo mo from like 3:40 you will see the camera switch from Justin's view to Corys and back a few times. Coming out of the second to last corner (I think) it is clear by 4:00...
05-11-17, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,377
Posted By ProudDaddy

As an aging masters I've tried everything over...

As an aging masters I've tried everything over the years. Sleep is best. I don't do it well any more, so evening hot tub with fierce jets, along with a glass of fine red or even a beer seems to...
06-29-15, 02:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,036
Posted By ProudDaddy

Another vote for Gila. Definitely best there is...

Another vote for Gila. Definitely best there is for lower cats.
05-19-15, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9,290
Views: 3,577,200
Posted By ProudDaddy

This past Sunday was the Morgul Bismarck RR,...

This past Sunday was the Morgul Bismarck RR, featured in American Flyers and battleground of the old Coors Classic between Lemond and Hinault. Photo is top of "The Wall", only 1 gel left so must be...
04-06-15, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,750
Posted By ProudDaddy

I've been using the same Zipp Contour SL Short &...

I've been using the same Zipp Contour SL Short & Shallow bar for several years without an issue. Nice bar, super lite carbon that works well for IAB, climbing, and sprinting.
07-08-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,264
Posted By ProudDaddy

It sounds as if you are relatively new to racing...

It sounds as if you are relatively new to racing and the answers to your questions need to come from experience, trial and error, your fitness and fatigue levels, your team plan (join 1 that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,661,830
Posted By ProudDaddy

Nice! :thumb:

Nice! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,356
Posted By ProudDaddy

Saddle and bike bags look fugly to me so...

Saddle and bike bags look fugly to me so everything goes in jersey pockets. Food/fuel in left pocket for easy access. Spare tube or tubular/CO2/tool all in a SPY bag in center pocket. Rt pocket gets...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-12, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By ProudDaddy

Congrats on the SWAG haul, I think.:) I have...

Congrats on the SWAG haul, I think.:)

I have a love/hate relationship with bike to work day. It is awesome that it gets people out riding their bikes to work but it also makes me yearn for those...
12-12-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,609
Posted By ProudDaddy

I am similar size to OP (and I don't think anyone...

I am similar size to OP (and I don't think anyone that knows me would call me a light weight - 130 would be light at that height) and went 303 last season for an all arounder Colorado wheelset. ...
08-31-11, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,474
Posted By ProudDaddy

Good Resource...

Good Resource (http://www.amazon.ca/Cycling-Anatomy-Shannon-Sovndal/dp/0736075879/ref=pd_sim_b_4)
08-08-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 674,949
Posted By ProudDaddy

You were riding well and I should have been on...

You were riding well and I should have been on your wheel at the bell. In further review, I made the mistake of playing the accordian near the back for the whole race instead of tail gunning the...
05-20-11, 05:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,343
Posted By ProudDaddy

Some thoughts on several items in this thread...

Some thoughts on several items in this thread after talking to a couple Cat 1/2 I know in CO:

1) Not allowing Pros in the 1-2 field sucks for development (Cats 1, 2 and Pro), competition,...
05-17-11, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 674,949
Posted By ProudDaddy

Hugo 35/4-45/4 was the same kind of race as the...

Hugo 35/4-45/4 was the same kind of race as the other categories. Mostly slow with a bunch of surges but only a couple serious attack attempts. Lots of center line infractions with only warnings....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,084
Posted By ProudDaddy

I agree with you about getting to the high 40's...

I agree with you about getting to the high 40's and tucking in to recover. Maybe I am just more of a masher, but when I am riding downhill with a tail wind in a group of Cat1/2 riders at 40 and 50+...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-11, 11:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,084
Posted By ProudDaddy

Personal preference I'd say. Living in the Rocky...

Personal preference I'd say. Living in the Rocky Mountains there are times I wish I had a compact. However, I'd be lost without my 53x11, particularly in races. Hammering down a mountain with a...
02-16-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,286,878
Posted By ProudDaddy

Fizik Aliante

Fizik Aliante
02-13-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,286,878
Posted By ProudDaddy

Still need to cut down fork after getting fit....

Still need to cut down fork after getting fit. Bike is in winter training mode.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-11, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By ProudDaddy

Retul is a tool, like the other systems. ...

Retul is a tool, like the other systems. Personally, I like it, but in the right hands. I'd recommend Todd Carver in the Denver Retul studio (one of the Retul owners). He fit Team Sky and...
02-02-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,948
Posted By ProudDaddy

Just an fyi...the ride has been going at 9am this...

Just an fyi...the ride has been going at 9am this year. Enough are still showing at 10am that several are doing the ride at both 9 and 10, which means the pace is still in winter mode.
11-07-10, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 650,601
Posted By ProudDaddy

Sorry, man. I see what you are talking about in...

Sorry, man. I see what you are talking about in GC. I thought you were referring to Garmin Connect. I cannot read the FIT file from the 500 into 1.3 GC directly. It appears when I save it to a TCX...
11-07-10, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 650,601
Posted By ProudDaddy

I must be dense as I cannot figure out how to...

I must be dense as I cannot figure out how to change this setting in GC? Also, if anyone can help me figure out how to upload the data including power to other software I'd greatly appreciate it. ...
11-07-10, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 650,601
Posted By ProudDaddy

I uploaded my ride to Garmin Connect as linked,...

I uploaded my ride to Garmin Connect as linked, and it shows the power data. The display though is limited and I have not figured out how to view it in PowerAgent or something else to better zero...
11-06-10, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 650,601
Posted By ProudDaddy

Help with ride upload

Hey guys - I tried out a PT for the first time today. Captured ride with my Garmin Edge 500 but when I save to a .tcx file from Garmin Connect I seem to only get zeros for power. I tried uploading...
09-27-10, 03:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,561
Posted By ProudDaddy

Why not train to peak for the Cat 2 only field...

Why not train to peak for the Cat 2 only field races here in Colorado? Not many, but there are a couple starting with Koppenberg (was early this year). The Steamboat Springs Stage Race and Dead Dog...
09-21-10, 11:50 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 26,522
Posted By ProudDaddy

Good thread. It's my first year of racing, but...

Good thread. It's my first year of racing, but here are a couple I have been burned by and trying to learn from:

96b) Maintain awareness toward the front and through the pack when tailgunning. ...
09-20-10, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,813
Posted By ProudDaddy

That is correct on the Ridley measurements. Best...

That is correct on the Ridley measurements. Best advise: go test ride them. I had a shop tell me not to go bigger than the 48, but that bike just felt too cramped for me, and besides it came with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By ProudDaddy

I'd recommend a route using Perry Park Rd. ...

I'd recommend a route using Perry Park Rd. Easier terrain and quite scenic. Good road for beginners. Plenty of route options on adjacent roads too, although most have a small hill to climb.
08-17-10, 10:18 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 66,102
Posted By ProudDaddy

I am in my first year of racing and can confirm...

I am in my first year of racing and can confirm some things in this thread. Although I don't have a power meter and have no idea what ftp is (thinking of getting one this winter though), I am...
05-29-10, 04:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,284
Posted By ProudDaddy

Thanks for all the pointers, I made it to the...

Thanks for all the pointers, I made it to the final heat. :thumb: Final heat, my power link half broke at go, chain somehow skipped from big to small ring and I ended up 5th. :cry: Those sprints took...
05-26-10, 12:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,284
Posted By ProudDaddy

Thanks for all the responses!! I just read the...

Thanks for all the responses!! I just read the technical guide which states a 250 meter straight roadway with slight uphill to the finish. The race flyer says 150-200m, so I really don't know the...
05-26-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,284
Posted By ProudDaddy

Sprint from dead stop gearing/technique?

I'm in my first year of racing and doing an Omnium this coming weekend that includes "Street Sprints". It is basically a 200 meter sprint from a dead stop, 4-6 people, and the top 2 advance. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-10, 02:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,675
Posted By ProudDaddy

I don't shave my legs and race just fine. Harry...

I don't shave my legs and race just fine. Harry legs on the podium rule. I get a ribbing from my training buddy, but that's about it. I also race a Ti bike, and it appears to work well too. To...
03-22-10, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By ProudDaddy

Thanks - I rented a bike from that Trek store...

Thanks - I rented a bike from that Trek store last year and did the weekend Corkscrew/Three Oaks rides (one was 30 odd miles and the other 60 or so down to Naples). Good to hear those rides are...
03-19-10, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By ProudDaddy

Racers in Fort Myers/Naples area...

I'll be staying in Estero on vacation and have my bike, able to ride April 1-4. I was looking for either local races or training rides. All I could find is the Webster Roubaix, but I'll be with my...
02-02-10, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By ProudDaddy

It is a good event and well supported. If it...

It is a good event and well supported. If it weren't, it would not have reached its 7,500? capacity the last couple years. I've done the century a couple times and pulled the burly with the family...
10-09-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,414
Posted By ProudDaddy

From CP Parkway you can either take Daniels Park...

From CP Parkway you can either take Daniels Park Pkwy or cut through Castle Pines Village to Happy Canyon Rd. Either way you have that short distance on Hwy 85. Most direct is Daniels Park (and to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By ProudDaddy

After test riding all the treks, specializeds,...

After test riding all the treks, specializeds, etc, my wife ended up with a Scott CR1 Contessa (WSD). Full carbon with 105 components all around. Maybe Ultegra rear der, can't remember at the...
07-30-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,178
Posted By ProudDaddy

:)I think there were at least 4 families on our...

:)I think there were at least 4 families on our block with young kids, so that was not really the issue. We had 1 at the time and another on the way, so space was becoming the emerging issue. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 10:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,368
Posted By ProudDaddy

I would guess that Lance and any team he rides...

I would guess that Lance and any team he rides for will be using SRAM until he sells his 4% ownership stake in the company....and btw, that is a pretty significant share for any private investor. ...
07-29-09, 03:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,178
Posted By ProudDaddy

If you really need the acreage I would certainly...

If you really need the acreage I would certainly consider the Castle Rock and surrounding area. There is some great cycling south and south-west of C470 that many people are unaware of. I am in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,583
Posted By ProudDaddy

This is what I also see. I think you need some...

This is what I also see. I think you need some new bars. I'm using the Zipp Short Shallow bar which looks pretty similar to the SLX3 setup on Dave's bike. If your current fit works in the drops and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-09, 10:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,915
Posted By ProudDaddy

I spray Simple Green on shreds of old t-shirts...

I spray Simple Green on shreds of old t-shirts and wipe down the bike. I suppose this is similar to those who use baby wipes. My bike smells good and looks sparkly clean - as good as new, after just...
06-23-09, 12:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,756
Posted By ProudDaddy

His seat is low, as are the seats of many pros....

His seat is low, as are the seats of many pros. Typically, more power can be generated with a lower seat, problem is the additional stress on your knees. I'm off my bike right now for the first time...
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