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Bah Humbug 03-03-22 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22427611)
There's talk that Deshaun Watson is interested in the Vikings. Goodness, I hope that that interest isn't mutual.

Brady got to pick his team - I don't know how much input Stafford had. Regardless, both of these veterans went to teams with rosters that were a QB away from serious contention. Given the salary cap, I don't think that that's a small feat, even if it has happened a few times in recent memory. It's a lot of money, a lot of salary cap manipulation, and probably involves trading a boatload of future draft picks. Maybe more teams will be willing to sellout their future for a legitimate shot at a title, but man would it suck to sellout for a one-year window and then fall short.

Stafford had choice of a sort - the first option had been Carolina but he asked not to, and then Cabo happened. Regardless though, when I started watching, the conventional wisdom was that it was impossible. Now it's three of the last seven. That starts to look like a trend, and pretty good odds if you're in the position to try (or can convince yourself you are).

LAJ 03-03-22 07:09 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22427506)
First race and no race-like group rides under your belt? Try to have fun and keep it rubber side down.


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22427645)
I appreciate the boost in confidence.

Wrong attitude. WhyFi is spot on. 70 Cat 4 and 5 racers on a track with no features whatsoever, is going to be hairy. All you need to do is watch your front wheel and have eyes in the side of your head. There is no other thing that needs to be said, because you really have no idea what you're in for. One other piece of advice. Watch your front wheel.

bampilot06 03-03-22 07:20 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22427671)
Wrong attitude. WhyFi is spot on. 70 Cat 4 and 5 racers on a track with no features whatsoever, is going to be hairy. All you need to do is watch your front wheel and have eyes in the side of your head. There is no other thing that needs to be said, because you really have no idea what you're in for. One other piece of advice. Watch your front wheel.


I think my coach has told me that about 6 times tonight. Between watch my wheel and get in the front pack before the group splits.

I think I am going back to my original plan, not crashing, If I end up getting lapped so be it.



edit: Ill be like Ricky Bobby after his crash.

WhyFi 03-03-22 07:21 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22427645)
I appreciate the boost in confidence.

Lol. I'm more worried about them. Unfortunately, you're not a genetic freak that can stay off the front, away from trouble, and solo to victory. Endeavor to do your best, to stay safe and to learn.

Bah Humbug 03-03-22 07:21 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22427681)
I think my coach has told me that about 6 times tonight. Between watch my wheel and get in the front pack before the group splits.

I think I am going back to my original plan, not crashing, If I end up getting lapped so be it.

Please do be careful. It is truly not fun going down hard, and it could be very hard at race speed.

bampilot06 03-03-22 07:28 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22427684)
Please do be careful. It is truly not fun going down hard, and it could be very hard at race speed.


Like hitting a VDOT sign going 22-25 mph.

If it gets sketch I can always pull into the pit and say nope not for me. Im not too proud for that.

Making it to the pit road might be the problem.

abshipp 03-03-22 07:48 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22427601)
It appears to be melting....I'm not having a flashback am I?

Just roll with it, man


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22427639)
Yikes! My nethers hurt just looking at it.

This was a 58, so basically my size. It was interesting to actually work on and ride one - I've never known how these things fit. This worked out to be a pretty standard 58ctc seat tube and 57 top tube.

But yeah, it's loads of drop. Not too bad on the aerobars.

Related, I test rode it and shifting when on the aerobars is apparently learned skill that I don't have :twitchy:

WhyFi 03-03-22 08:13 PM

Lol. I was scrolling though photos on my google drive and came across this gem from last year -

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e8a94f722f.jpg

This is why I can't go riding in casual shorts. :roflmao2:

WhyFi 03-03-22 08:13 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22427690)
Like hitting a VDOT sign going 22-25 mph.

They got that check in the mail, yet? :D

Mojo31 03-03-22 08:19 PM

Great look there WhyFi!

Can have a three stage tan - white, beige, tan.

gnome 03-03-22 08:21 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22427364)
48 degrees is that temperature where I dont know what to wear. My castelli thermal jersey would be perfect but with the effort I will be putting out I am sure to over heat. Jersey might not be warm enough. Do I wear shorts? or long tights? I think I M just going to bring my whole collection and figure it out later. I only have heavy gloves or my summer fingerless gloves. Race was originally 40 mins long and now its 30. Originally I didnt care about trying to place, but now I really want to win. Or podium, I just dont want to kill myself doing it, and I have no strategy at all, other than try and get into the front pack early and if a group breaks away stay with them, I dont plan on chasing a single person making a breakway attempt.

I'd lower your expectations. For a first race I'd aim for not crashing, and not getting pulled. Anything above DFL is a bonus.

DougRNS 03-03-22 08:40 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22427708)
Just roll with it, man




roll with it

WhyFi 03-03-22 08:42 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22427738)
Great look there WhyFi!

Can have a three stage tan - white, beige, tan.

The year before last, I was rotating among socks with 2" and 4" cuffs until I noticed a Neapolitan ice cream tan starting to develop. I went to exclusively 4" after that.

Mojo31 03-03-22 09:14 PM

Always get a kick out of golfers who have a tan/white line across their foreheads.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...23f4b2558.jpeg


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...91a99cc6c.jpeg

Mojo31 03-03-22 09:17 PM

Russian cats banned from competition.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/win...QSz?li=BBnb7Kz

genejockey 03-03-22 09:30 PM

Good god! Have these people never heard of sunblock? Pretty sure if they haven't heard of Melanoma, they will soon. Crikeys.

phrantic09 03-04-22 04:33 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22427499)
Yeah, I haven't had any quick link issues, either, even after taking them on and off over the course of 5k miles each.

I can put out a hair more than 20w.

What do you use?

ls01 03-04-22 04:52 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22427626)
Heh. "But next year is the year!" should officially become the Dallas motto.

Why not, it's been Detroits for as long as I can remember!

ls01 03-04-22 04:54 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22427934)
Why not, it's been Detroits for as long as I can remember!

I think the Ford family has a patent on that phrase they use it so much....

ls01 03-04-22 05:14 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22427733)
Lol. I was scrolling though photos on my google drive and came across this gem from last year -

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e8a94f722f.jpg

This is why I can't go riding in casual shorts. :roflmao2:

Nice sharp tan lines. Well done.

indyfabz 03-04-22 05:34 AM

Sometimes I outsmart myself.

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WhyFi 03-04-22 06:56 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22427929)
What do you use?

Just the regular Shimano 11-speed quick links that come in the box or sourced at the lbs.

Mojo31 03-04-22 07:16 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22427945)
Sometimes I outsmart myself.

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seedsbelize2 03-04-22 07:42 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22427798)
Good god! Have these people never heard of sunblock? Pretty sure if they haven't heard of Melanoma, they will soon. Crikeys.

I just came from a saltwater fly fishing haven. I was seeing cross face tan lines on occasion. Hadn't seen it before. Another thing I hadn't seen before is fisherman camo.

indyfabz 03-04-22 08:13 AM

Free tail light arrived. Thanks, dumb Amazon.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...59c30f0a7.jpeg


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