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Old 03-24-15, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Dalai View Post
Wait till it comes with a serve of dry retching.Then you know you have given it a good go...
I know I've given it all when I pull my haemorrhoid on a steep climb.
Luckily hasn't happened on the track so far.
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I've found having pub squash/solo (lemon soda) helps when my mouth gets dry, just cant drink too much or too quickly unless you want to throw it back up. Where I am is pretty hot but it' always humid so not normally an issue as long as you stay hydrated.
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Old 03-24-15, 08:49 AM
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Ive heard Rob Hayles mention in commentary that some 6 day racers have a quater lemon under their skinsuit that they can bite/suck through the fabric to prevent dry mouth. However cannot find any reference to this practice online.
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Old 03-24-15, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by zizou View Post
Ive heard Rob Hayles mention in commentary that some 6 day racers have a quater lemon under their skinsuit that they can bite/suck through the fabric to prevent dry mouth. However cannot find any reference to this practice online.
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Old 03-25-15, 07:21 AM
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Thx. Gotta try this sometime. Normally I leave my sleeves for spits/nose drips when I feel the need to. Perhaps can use right for intake, and left for out... LOL.

BTW, tried energy chewies after the race events last night, and they seem to be great to moisten the dry mouth.

And, got harsh cough after one of the races, so ate some Clementine right afterwards. That worked charmingly.
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Old 03-25-15, 12:14 PM
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Definitely going to try this next time we do a power hour!
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Old 03-26-15, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by myth001 View Post
Thx. Gotta try this sometime. Normally I leave my sleeves for spits/nose drips when I feel the need to. Perhaps can use right for intake, and left for out... LOL.
I thought that was what gloves were for?

Not sure i'd be that comfortable trying to get hold of a lemon in my sleeve during any race other than as the madison resting rider . In training, you can just go get a drink..
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Old 03-26-15, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Velocirapture View Post
I thought that was what gloves were for?
I sweat buckets, so I like my gloves dry to absorb the sweat.

Talking about sweating, often I've had sweat dripping into my eyes as I'm riding. In training I can slow down and clean up, but gets hard in races. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-26-15, 12:36 PM
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Halo sweat band. Or bushier eyebrows
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Old 03-26-15, 01:18 PM
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Halo sweat band. Or bushier eyebrows
LOL, bushier is the problem here. They hold it, hold it, hold it. And then drain the entire stock in to the eyes!
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Old 03-26-15, 03:58 PM
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Ive heard of people putting a slanted stripe of chapstick on their foreheads, (i guess sort of eye-brow shaped), to channel the sweat down the sides rather than into the eyes.
Halo head bands work very well though
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Old 03-26-15, 07:58 PM
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These look nice. Has anyone tried these?
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Originally Posted by myth001 View Post
These look nice. Has anyone tried these?
It works as advertised, but I find it to be a bit uncomfortable.
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Old 03-30-15, 08:53 AM
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Whats the rule on passing on the Cote? I would think this is not a wise idea. I was racing in an elimination race this weekend. On a bell lap I was glued to the black line. I was caught off-guard pretty suddenly when someone behind me who didn't want to get eliminated, brushed shoulders with me as they sprinted past me on the Cote and wedged back in front of a bunch of other people ahead of me. I guess my question is, is this allowed? Thankfully I didn't get eliminated that round, but it seemed super sketchy. I guess I wasn't exactly counting on someone passing me on the left when I am riding the inner-most portion of the track!
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Old 03-30-15, 09:29 AM
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Whats the rule on passing on the Cote? I would think this is not a wise idea. I was racing in an elimination race this weekend. On a bell lap I was glued to the black line. I was caught off-guard pretty suddenly when someone behind me who didn't want to get eliminated, brushed shoulders with me as they sprinted past me on the Cote and wedged back in front of a bunch of other people ahead of me. I guess my question is, is this allowed? Thankfully I didn't get eliminated that round, but it seemed super sketchy. I guess I wasn't exactly counting on someone passing me on the left when I am riding the inner-most portion of the track!
absolutely not allowed. that person should have been relegated/eliminated. one is allowed to ride on the blue band if necessary, but one is not allowed to use it to advance position.
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Old 03-30-15, 11:10 AM
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That was my thought. Officials didn't say jack ****, despite the fact that it happened at the finish line, right in front of the officials.

That is good to know! Thanks.
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Old 03-30-15, 11:16 AM
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officials don't always know what to enforce.
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Old 03-30-15, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by queerpunk View Post
officials don't always know what to enforce.
I think this is spot on. Additionally there may be a few factors. A) Larger outdoor track as we have in Kissena at 400m is very hard to see issues beyond the home stretch. B) Too few officials can usually be part of this issue. C) Officials may not be the "REGULAR" track officials. So as QUEERPUNK said plays in. D) Lastly, as I have seen many times the officials are working on other things, scoring etc and drop the ball.

My suggestion is if this ever happens, just open your mouth BEFORE the next event etc to te officials. There may well be others that saw what you did and support your view. I do sometimes think that things are allowed to slide at the Cat 4/5 level.
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Old 03-30-15, 12:16 PM
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Or are looking at something else. They're only human.

If somebody is a habitual offender I'd politely mention it to an official and ask them to keep an eye out for it and warn/relegate that individual. If it's a more beginner race, I'd try to have the conversation with that person about why it's a bad idea before talking to an official.
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Old 03-30-15, 12:43 PM
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All good points. And FTR, I wasn't up in arms about it. Nothing bad happened on the track thankfully. I didn't even process it really until after the race and it got me thinking. I was pretty sure that it wasn't allowed and just wanted to know.

More than a few people fined this weekend for swearing out on the track.
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Old 03-30-15, 01:02 PM
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Or are looking at something else. They're only human.
That too.

At the track I race at, officials are organized by a guy who's a UCI Commissaire, so he is meticulous about roles and distributing responsibilities. I take that for granted sometimes, but yeah, some other tracks, especially with grassroots racing, just have one person and a notepad at the finish line.
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Old 03-30-15, 01:32 PM
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I agree for sure. But I don't know what category this falls into: 6-7 officials hanging out at the start/finish where it happened (at any given time). There is lots of opportunities to catch infractions IMO. Again, not mad or complaining, I just want unsafe people to be called out where appropriate. I really don't want a broken collarbone

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Originally Posted by nspace View Post
I agree for sure. But I don't know what category this falls into: 6-7 officials hanging out at the start/finish where it happened (at any given time). There is lots of opportunities to catch infractions IMO. Again, not mad or complaining, I just want unsafe people to be called out where appropriate. I really don't want a broken collarbone
Unfortunately, even with half a dozen officials around the track, if the commisairre at that spot was looking higher up the banking, they'd easily miss action lower down. Its why tv refs are being given more weight these days.

Totally agree on nipping the unsafe riding in the bud. Could be worth approaching the rider at fault directly but quietly in a non-confrontational way about it upfront. If they get difficult, then go and speak to the Comm. Just my view .

I definitely wouldn't keep quiet about it. Of the four 'proper' track accidents i've had, 3 of them were due to other riders riding badly (granted, they were all u16 - we have very small numbers, so there is often just cat A, and Cat B + u16). Its just not worth it. If dangerous riders don't take you out, its going to be someone else down the line. Keeping quite doesn't stop broken bones/ ambulances etc.
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Old 03-30-15, 04:41 PM
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Thats a good idea. I unfortunately didn't get his number in the heat of the moment, directly after a sprint. That is probably a good way of handling it next time.
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small question.....
...storing tubs between races....let some air out, or keep them full?
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