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Addiction LXXVII

Old 01-24-20, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
In a year?
Prolly
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Wait, running shoes are carbon fibre now?

https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1220812475928629249
It's about time.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Got hit and rund from behind on the way home. I am incredibly fortunate not to be on my way to the OR or the morgue. Helmet busted.

Good Samaritan saw and stopped, but no make on the tag. Fortunately wife was home.
Oof. No good. Glad to hear you're okay.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Probably best left for never. There’s a sticky re: that.

Glad you are okay.
Link for the lazy and/or curious

Also, ditto.
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Again, probably best left for later.
Keep us posted when you can. Good for you being smart.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Wait, running shoes are carbon fibre now?

https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1220812475928629249
Multiple varieties. I don't like how any of them feel, though. STers probably slurp down half the volume; on a tri budget they're not too bad.

As with bike stuff, it takes a very close situation for them to make the difference. For the most part, big engine and smart pacing win.
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Not to be a wise-ass, but I could send him mine from 2016.

Pics on request.
That's what I was thinking of when I said typed it.
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Old 01-24-20, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Multiple varieties. I don't like how any of them feel, though. STers probably slurp down half the volume; on a tri budget they're not too bad.

As with bike stuff, it takes a very close situation for them to make the difference. For the most part, big engine and smart pacing win.
I was going to ask you about these the other day. A possible ban seems like overreach.
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I was going to ask you about these the other day. A possible ban seems like overreach.
I'm split - it's such a marginal thing that I personally don't really care. For the pros, it does matter (but I really don't care about their rules). As a tri guy and geek in general, I love equipment and improvements.

However, running and swimming are not cycling and tri. FINA makes UCI look progressive and might ban body shaving if they could. If UCI were as conservative the pros would be running Eroica style. Running hasn't had to decide yet, but I can understand the thinking that it should be a level playing field of opportunity, and someone who's destitute in a third-world country should be able to compete with anyone. It could be set that the pros have a set of rules separate from Olympics and WR attempts.
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Anyone else watching the Cheer documentary on Netflix? It's like All or Nothing for one of the top collegiate teams in the country, a juco up just a little south of Dallas.
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Ah. I haven't been to that subforum in a long time. I was wondering what was being referenced. I looked that dumb threads stickied here and though "wut"
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Multiple varieties. I don't like how any of them feel, though. STers probably slurp down half the volume; on a tri budget they're not too bad.

As with bike stuff, it takes a very close situation for them to make the difference. For the most part, big engine and smart pacing win.
The article stated the claim, almost as if fact, that they're 4% faster!
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Raise your hand if you're an introvert. I have a story for you.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The article stated the claim, almost as if fact, that they're 4% faster!
They're faster. The claim isn't 4% faster; it's 4% less energy. At least, as I recall. A number of studies have backed it up, and anyone who's anyone is running in them.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I'm split - it's such a marginal thing that I personally don't really care. For the pros, it does matter (but I really don't care about their rules). As a tri guy and geek in general, I love equipment and improvements.

However, running and swimming are not cycling and tri. FINA makes UCI look progressive and might ban body shaving if they could. If UCI were as conservative the pros would be running Eroica style. Running hasn't had to decide yet, but I can understand the thinking that it should be a level playing field of opportunity, and someone who's destitute in a third-world country should be able to compete with anyone. It could be set that the pros have a set of rules separate from Olympics and WR attempts.
One of the "level playing field" arguments that I saw had nothing to do with the destitute... it was w/r/t athletes under contract with other sponsors. I rolled my eyes *hard*.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The article stated the claim, almost as if fact, that they're 4% faster!
Look at the historically great times, when they were set and what the runners were wearing.
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Raise your hand if you're an introvert. I have a story for you.
I don't like people - does that count?
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indyfabz how's kitty doing?
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I would, but I don’t want to call attention to myself.
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I don't like people - does that count?
Not sure. Maybe you get partial credit for being a misanthrope?
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Welp, there was pineapple pie marked down to $1.99 at the grocery store, so no artisanal pie for me this weekend.

But PINEAPPLE PIE!!!???? Who ever thought of that one?
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One of the "level playing field" arguments that I saw had nothing to do with the destitute... it was w/r/t athletes under contract with other sponsors. I rolled my eyes *hard*.
That's... extra special. The poverty argument was one that's been flowing around the endurance community since they launched. Wrong sponsors? Tough. Also, as I said, all the big ones are Nike anyway. Like, functionally 100% last I saw, on the marathon circuit.
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OMG. Jim Lehrer dies yesterday? RIP.

And it turns out Dominoes doesn't offer free packets of red peppers with pizzas anymore. What kind of world are we leaving for our children?
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