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big john 10-15-21 04:08 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22271413)
Don't worry, you could easily drop me. Going downhill.

A lot of people are faster than I am descending. I'm just not aerodynamic. Oddly, I can still go pretty fast on flat ground when I'm feeling good. That's the only thing I was ever any good at, pulling the line on the flats. And sprinting, but I think that is long gone.

MoAlpha 10-15-21 04:14 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22271254)
Yes but it would buy a fleet of Saturns. Or a custom made-to-measure crabon fiber frameset.

Or 2/3 of a 3Di main for REMAIN IN LIGHT.

LAJ 10-15-21 04:25 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22271429)
A lot of people are faster than I am descending. I'm just not aerodynamic. Oddly, I can still go pretty fast on flat ground when I'm feeling good. That's the only thing I was ever any good at, pulling the line on the flats. And sprinting, but I think that is long gone.

My sprint actually got better last year but it just takes me too long to get there. The real fast guys are 5-10 feet ahead of me in a flash, and stay at that distance the whole time. I need to fix that.

datlas 10-15-21 04:33 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22271436)
Or 2/3 of a 3Di main for REMAIN IN LIGHT.

Thatís a classic.


sbxx1985 10-15-21 04:36 PM

I bought some Tornado hooks from Home Depot yesterday. Nice use of back closet space and pretty sturdy.

Ski season is around the corner.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2b93f1588c.jpg

Eric F 10-15-21 04:40 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22271445)
My sprint actually got better last year but it just takes me too long to get there. The real fast guys are 5-10 feet ahead of me in a flash, and stay at that distance the whole time. I need to fix that.

Back when I was young and racy, I could never match the guys with the short and fast acceleration in last 100 yards, and if I waited to react to them, I had no hope. What I figured out is that I was at my best winding up a 53x11 from 200+ meters and holding it to the line. It forced everyone else to react to my game, and play to my strengths. Wins started happening after that.

Mojo31 10-15-21 04:43 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22271436)
Or 2/3 of a 3Di main for REMAIN IN LIGHT.

Is that your yachtís name?

big john 10-15-21 04:59 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22271445)
My sprint actually got better last year but it just takes me too long to get there. The real fast guys are 5-10 feet ahead of me in a flash, and stay at that distance the whole time. I need to fix that.

Is that you reacting to them or do you jump first?

Velo Vol 10-15-21 05:00 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22270970)
Correct. I'm more disappointed than sorry.

It's apparent you have difficulty apologizing. That's OK, some people do.

We're going to make this a teachable moment. I'll post a proper apology below. Study it carefully, then "like" it to show your agreement with it.

Apology pre-accepted.

Velo Vol 10-15-21 05:01 PM

Dear Velo Vol,

I'm sorry that I have fussed about you not posting original photos on this forum. I rather selfishly sought to make unreasonable demands on your time.

After giving it more thought, I realized that you are a very busy person, and often can't be bothered with taking and uploading images here. Yet, despite your severe constraints, you somehow manage to find something that perfectly illustrates what you are discussing. I sometimes marvel how you bring multiple media together.

You are one of the best posters on this forum, and I look forward your top-notch posts.

Sincerely,

rjones28

big john 10-15-21 05:04 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22271458)
I bought some Tornado hooks from Home Depot yesterday. Nice use of back closet space and pretty sturdy.

Ski season is around the corner.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2b93f1588c.jpg

How long have you been boarding? I've never tried it and the only times I ever skied was XC. I thought that was fun and I would try it again if I lived near snow.

You could live here all your life and never see snow up close. Mrs John saw snow for the first time several years ago when a freak storm came down to about 2000 feet.

MoAlpha 10-15-21 05:06 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22271467)
Is that your yachtís name?

Yes.

Velo Vol 10-15-21 05:28 PM

Boomers gonna boomer. SMH.

rjones28 10-15-21 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22271478)
It's apparent you have difficulty apologizing. That's OK, some people do.

We're going to make this a teachable moment. I'll post a proper apology below. Study it carefully, then "like" it to show your agreement with it.

Apology pre-accepted.

Adjust your expectations.

LAJ 10-15-21 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22271464)
Back when I was young and racy, I could never match the guys with the short and fast acceleration in last 100 yards, and if I waited to react to them, I had no hope. What I figured out is that I was at my best winding up a 53x11 from 200+ meters and holding it to the line. It forced everyone else to react to my game, and play to my strengths. Wins started happening after that.

Yes. I have decided I need to get out of their sight and wind it up a bit before they go.


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22271477)
Is that you reacting to them or do you jump first?

I tried all manner. My best results were when the pace was high throughout the race, and not having to break stride to dodge the guys that were running out of gas on the last lap. Keep in mind, we race with the 50 Open guys, and a lot is dictated on their crap too.

LAJ 10-15-21 05:50 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22271458)
I bought some Tornado hooks from Home Depot yesterday. Nice use of back closet space and pretty sturdy.

Ski season is around the corner.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2b93f1588c.jpg

That works.

Velo Vol 10-15-21 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22271510)
Adjust your expectations.

<===Keeping it real

genejockey 10-15-21 05:59 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22271510)
Adjust your expectations.

Nicely understated response.

genejockey 10-15-21 06:02 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22271511)
Yes. I have decided I need to get out of their sight and wind it up a bit before they go.



I tried all manner. My best results were when the pace was high throughout the race, and not having to break stride to dodge the guys that were running out of gas on the last lap. Keep in mind, we race with the 50 Open guys, and a lot is dictated on their crap too.

The "Sprinter's Gap"? So when you pass them you're already going much faster?

I've found this is harder to do in Zwift racing than it is IRL, because they can set their 'camera' to see you coming.

LAJ 10-15-21 06:05 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22271532)
The "Sprinter's Gap"? So when you pass them you're already going much faster?

I've found this is harder to do in Zwift racing than it is IRL, because they can set their 'camera' to see you coming.

At least try to time it so I might be going at least as fast.

DougRNS 10-15-21 06:16 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22271500)
Boomers gonna boomer. SMH.

I have that on CD. You should stop being an ageist.

DougRNS 10-15-21 06:21 PM

We went to a Mexican restaurant tonight and this dude was playing a horn and violin interchangeably in the same song.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...56f8874db2.jpg

Velo Vol 10-15-21 06:24 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22271546)
I have that on CD. You should stop being an ageist.

Young people (like me) don't listen to that stuff.

DougRNS 10-15-21 06:27 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22271479)
Dear Velo Vol,

I'm sorry that I have fussed about you not posting original photos on this forum. I rather selfishly sought to make unreasonable demands on your time.

After giving it more thought, I realized that you are a very busy person, and often can't be bothered with taking and uploading images here. Yet, despite your severe constraints, you somehow manage to find something that perfectly illustrates what you are discussing. I sometimes marvel how you bring multiple media together.

You are one of the best posters on this forum, and I look forward your top-notch posts.

Sincerely,

rjones28

I enjoyed these parts.:popcorn

DougRNS 10-15-21 06:28 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22271553)
Young people (like me) don't listen to that stuff.

we know.


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