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gtrob 12-01-15 04:50 PM

yikes, $400 for a medal round, although maybe that is normal. I remember gold medal hockey game in Vancouver (canada vs US) was going for around $700/seat.

even $200 for a 90min session non medal session..

MarkWW 12-03-15 11:30 PM

The UCI is relaxing their saddle tilt rule: UCI changes rules governing saddle tilt and saddle length | Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

wens 12-04-15 06:17 AM

Awesome, that rule was such a poor implementation of trying not to allow a back stop on a saddle, and really hard to measure.

gtrob 12-04-15 11:52 AM

sweet lord my testicles rejoice

Im comfortable right around -5, especially in pursuit position. getting to sub -3 (with my new post its closer to -1 since its the stupid 3T topper) was really hurting on my new bike.

carleton 12-11-15 01:05 AM

Not sure if I posted this before:


MarkWW 12-12-15 07:50 AM

I saw this posted in my track's facebook group. I'd be interested to see how many people end up applying. I feel like they'd be hard pressed to even get 16.

https://worldcyclingleague.com/rider...d-information/

carleton 12-12-15 08:08 AM


Originally Posted by MarkWW (Post 18384024)
I saw this posted in my track's facebook group. I'd be interested to see how many people end up applying. I feel like they'd be hard pressed to even get 16.

https://worldcyclingleague.com/rider...d-information/

Reminds me of that league that TTown had in the 90s(?). I forget what it was called. I wasn't into track racing then, but I've heard about it. Anybody got any info about that?

Impreza_aL 12-17-15 07:26 PM

Olympian Bobby Lea suspended for doping violation - VeloNews.com

http://www.blearacing.com/an-open-letter-to-cycling/

queerpunk 12-17-15 09:31 PM

This news makes me very sad.

wens 12-18-15 06:23 AM

Me too. But also concerned, if popping percocet level drugs to sleep is normal in the sport, that seems like a problem. It seems to be the norm for pro cyclists though, all kinds of small mentions of sleeping pills scattered around,but I only know anecdotes and not reality.

queerpunk 12-18-15 07:59 AM

If prescription painkiller abuse was a problem in high-level cycling, then the problem that we would have would be one of narcotic addiction and abuse, not one of doping, cheating, or performance enhancement - and I think it's extremely foolish to try to address the former as if it were the latter.

carleton 12-18-15 01:21 PM

Wow.


Originally Posted by wens (Post 18398004)
Me too. But also concerned, if popping percocet level drugs to sleep is normal in the sport, that seems like a problem. It seems to be the norm for pro cyclists though, all kinds of small mentions of sleeping pills scattered around,but I only know anecdotes and not reality.

I've had trouble sleeping at big events, most notably from racing hard on the first day and having to do the same on the second. Usually on the second day I'm at 85-90% mainly due to lack of good rest.

One racer told me to, "Drink a beer. It's probably enough alcohol to put you to sleep but not enough to affect you the next day."

gtrob 12-18-15 04:43 PM

Heartbreaking to hear. Ive raced with him a couple of times (we were on the track at the same time, not sure Id call it a race lol), always been a very approachable and easy going guy. Hopefully the US can send someone to Rio in his place, but Im not sure who that would be.

grav.digr 12-18-15 11:13 PM

great video carleton, thanks

MarkWW 12-19-15 07:30 AM

It looks like the full version of Cheetah: The Nelson Vails story is on youtube now

MarkWW 12-19-15 11:02 AM

Huh. It looks like the documentary used a few of my buddy's personal photos of vails from his website without his permission. That's pretty lame.

carleton 12-19-15 12:44 PM


Originally Posted by MarkWW (Post 18400924)
Huh. It looks like the documentary used a few of my buddy's personal photos of vails from his website without his permission. That's pretty lame.

Yeah, that sucks.

A quick email with "Do you mind if I use these photos in particular...?" is probably all that the producer needed to do. But, alas...it didn't happen.

700wheel 12-25-15 08:07 PM

Tokyo 2020 Games
 
Tokyo Olympics 2020
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MarkWW 12-31-15 01:44 PM

cyclingtracktable

Apparently they're about €6000. My girlfriend's mother was talking about getting a table made with reclaimed wood, so naturally I'm pushing for them to get this...

queerpunk 01-01-16 08:45 AM


Originally Posted by MarkWW (Post 18426567)
cyclingtracktable

Apparently they're about €6000. My girlfriend's mother was talking about getting a table made with reclaimed wood, so naturally I'm pushing for them to get this...

i saw that a while back and got inspired - sweet-talked my track director into parting with some old wood. it's enough for a decent-sized endtable and i'm looking forward to doing something with it someday.

Impreza_aL 01-08-16 09:08 AM

https://instagram.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn....42056582_n.jpg

took 1st in the kilo and sprint at nationals... he's back... <3

those road miles didn't hurt his speed too much. :lol:

carleton 01-08-16 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by Impreza_aL (Post 18444143)
https://instagram.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn....42056582_n.jpg

took 1st in the kilo and sprint at nationals... he's back... <3

those road miles didn't hurt his speed too much. :lol:

I forgot to mention the #1 factor in determining performance: Genetics

Also, who's to say that he hasn't been training as a "pure sprinter" the past year or so?

Impreza_aL 01-08-16 01:05 PM

Theo Bos

a lot of miles if he was training solely for track sprinting.

it'd be interesting which events he'll race.

carleton 01-08-16 02:51 PM


Originally Posted by Impreza_aL (Post 18444863)
Theo Bos

a lot of miles if he was training solely for track sprinting.

it'd be interesting which events he'll race.

Good find.

Yeah, if he's riding like that, I'd suspect that he's gonna do the Omnium or maybe man3 in team sprint?

Think about it. The amount of muscle he'd have to shed in order to race on the road like that doesn't jive with the amount of muscle you'd need to race sprints at the same level.

He's 6'2" and 170lbs (1.9m and 77kilos). He was always slimmer than most sprinters.

How does he compare to Hoogland?

Impreza_aL 01-08-16 03:40 PM

i don't think he can handle an omnium.

it's not like he's trying to hang on the front group during a climbing stage. he'd be okay in the grupetto.

yes he's always been on the leaner side of sprinters. njisane, awang, and kenny are also fairly lean sprinters.

i believe he beat hoogland at nationals (finals) also qualifying in 3rd for the 200m. i can understand the match sprint win since he has a ton of experience. he lost a few days ago at some 6 day event to hoogland.

but taking the kilo too, now that's just raw horsepower (assuming they both have pretty decent start techniques)


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