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10-27-21, 11:33 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I don't do offroad stuff because of poison ivy,...

I don't do offroad stuff because of poison ivy, mosquitoes, and ticks. Even watching races is tricky sometimes, because you might get some random poison ivy near the road. Around here if poison ivy...
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Views: 361
Posted By carpediemracing

120 rpm is 43-44 mph. wow. I hit 37 mph. Same rpm...

120 rpm is 43-44 mph. wow. I hit 37 mph. Same rpm basically (119 rpm) but that's a different world. Different universe.
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Posted By carpediemracing

Got it. So to do a 30s 500m I need to use a 53x12...

Got it. So to do a 30s 500m I need to use a 53x12 (119").

Holy effing s**t. So freaking fast. I used a 56x14 (108") and could barely get that thing turning. He was pedaling his gear like it was a...
10-25-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,175
Posted By carpediemracing

I don't really race on Zwift but honestly there's...

I don't really race on Zwift but honestly there's so much lag in the system that if you sat up when you noticed your teammate sitting up, you'd be sprinting for another second or two before your...
10-25-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

didn't match kit. But more importantly, it...

didn't match kit.

But more importantly, it wasnt aero. Tucked under the stretchy sleeve made me feel better about wearing it.

It was the first time trial I'd done in... 29 years?
10-25-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

lol. I just called the vendor yesterday to see...

lol. I just called the vendor yesterday to see what color vinyl we ordered.

Privacy on street side, tinted the other two.
10-23-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

I'm also in the boat of "don't want to learn new...

I'm also in the boat of "don't want to learn new things". The PC7 was seamless for me. I don't know the PC8 at all.

I do think the GPS would be interesting, but I'm not about to buy a Garmin /...
10-22-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

I imagine they justify it. It's like the youth...

I imagine they justify it. It's like the youth doctors here, prescribing test, anabolic, HGH, etc. It works for what you want it to do.

It's possible the doctor/s are already on the out, like...
10-22-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

The wireless software is better, or at least not...

The wireless software is better, or at least not as limiting. I use it on a Mac that I bought a couple years ago. Mac mini to be exact. I have it on a Windows... 10? I don't know, it's my Zwift...
10-22-21, 07:17 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Here's my thing on SRM service. You send it back...

Here's my thing on SRM service. You send it back to get serviced. If the stuff you sent back is not cutting edge then they offer you a significantly discounted price on a new or refurbished unit. I...
10-19-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

You move quickly! We won't have any...

You move quickly!

We won't have any electronics out there, at least not at this point. Hm. I forgot if we got privacy vinyl.
10-13-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

Might be noisy with the floor reverberating, but...

Might be noisy with the floor reverberating, but it's a thought. I'm fiddling with my KK Road Machine so I can put the Dolan on there - I think I'm missing one of the axle nut adapters so the Dolan...
10-11-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

Ha! Awesome! Looks like ETA is end of...

Ha! Awesome!

Looks like ETA is end of November. Might be enough time to put it in, although it gets pretty cold by then. Apparently it's a one day process. It's going to cost about two Dolan's...
10-10-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

So in other news, we're getting some vinyl window...

So in other news, we're getting some vinyl window things for the screen porch. Really excited about it, the porch gets covered in yucky stuff from pollen, rain, sleet, just all sorts of stuff blowing...
10-06-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

Still going strong - that's the car. I've been...

Still going strong - that's the car. I've been fiddling with the heat soak issue - it's quite bad actually, the car loses huge power after a few pulls. Opportunity popped up to grab a vented hood so...
10-05-21, 09:41 PM
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Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

omg that's a perfect example of that. too funny.

omg that's a perfect example of that. too funny.
10-05-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

Oh a San Diego Civic.... implies rust free. I...

Oh a San Diego Civic.... implies rust free. I keep thinking "I should buy another car so I can drive a fun car in the winter too", as the Suburban isn't really a fun car per se.

I do admit I toss...
10-04-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

Speaking of turbo engines and stuff, I've been...

Speaking of turbo engines and stuff, I've been trying to figure out how to deal with the heat soak issues on my over-stressed engine which normally is not a turbo. On Facebook a guy was parting out...
10-04-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

Heal well. Don't push it. I read somewhere...

Heal well. Don't push it.

I read somewhere that when people screw things up they have an idea they're screwing things up. This was related to work (car stuff). I mentioned it to one of the techs I...
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Views: 321,542
Posted By carpediemracing

^ wowsers

^ wowsers
09-22-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

Jeepers. I had to look it up. I wish you the...

Jeepers. I had to look it up. I wish you the best.

On a positive note, you're probably still higher in FTP than me as well as probably being a few minutes faster than me for average mile pace.
...
09-17-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks. I still owe you a dinner. I'm...

Thanks.

I still owe you a dinner.

I'm really psyched that you sponsor Camie. She's been ripping up the track.
09-17-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

Ha! I was looking at the splits etc last...

Ha!

I was looking at the splits etc last night. You had the fumble on the first lap? So you had a phenomenal time, all considering.

As far as BF goes, I think I had my pause for a few years. I...
09-09-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

Apparently I have a set of stories, and I tell...

Apparently I have a set of stories, and I tell them to new people. So when I met someone new the Missus said, "Oh, you have a new audience you can tell your stories to!" and not in a sarcastic way.
...
09-08-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

Did I post this already? I sporadically use...

Did I post this already?

I sporadically use gas engine stuff - generators (a few), wheeled leaf blower (2), weed wacker things (2, and they are 2 stroke), and a snow blower. I started the leaf...
Replies: 1,003
Views: 321,542
Posted By carpediemracing

Err I'm a long, long way away from that! haha....

Err I'm a long, long way away from that! haha. But man, I am hooked. I get out there and instantly feel like, yeah, this is it. I didn't get that feeling in SoCal or when I line up for a crit. I...
Replies: 5,907
Views: 666,600
Posted By carpediemracing

So looking at TTown posts, Kim was inducted in...

So looking at TTown posts, Kim was inducted in the Hall of Fame the night I was there. But when they started doing the announcements, Junior had to go to the bathroom, and he needed food, so we...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Huh. Ironically I have a longer version one but...

Huh. Ironically I have a longer version one but since I couldn't get it to fit right I stuck it on the CycleOps spin bike. I'll put it on my Dolan and see how it is.
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Posted By carpediemracing

I hadn't thought of the sliding forward. As it is...

I hadn't thought of the sliding forward. As it is I will slide forward on the Adamo, almost like I'm pushing back on the horns instead of sitting on top of the junction of them. Part of the reason...
08-31-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

Bah, I can't help. I have non-UT, non-compact. ...

Bah, I can't help. I have non-UT, non-compact.

I was just looking at my (10s) 175 Chorus square taper crank arms, digging through stuff looking for wacky parts for my track bike. I bought the...
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Posted By carpediemracing

The bike as I'll probably race it for the 500m....

The bike as I'll probably race it for the 500m. This picture from this past Saturday. Experimented with a couple bars, stems, lots of experimenting with gearing. Ridden on two tracks.

NEV which is...
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Views: 666,600
Posted By carpediemracing

I only looked at her coaching site where she...

I only looked at her coaching site where she lists her palmares. That picture puts it in perspective.
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Posted By carpediemracing

Ironically one of the NEV race nights ended quite...

Ironically one of the NEV race nights ended quite early due to a huge downpour. Normal concrete surface (not like the smooth like sheetrock TTown) and half the banking so you can ride it in the rain....
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Views: 666,600
Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks for helping the newbie. Drive time each...

Thanks for helping the newbie. Drive time each way was 5 hours due to traffic, we would commit with hotel room etc. Ill make the call at noon, which is just before we were going to leave.

Im a...
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Posted By carpediemracing

One more - what sort of percentage makes you call...

One more - what sort of percentage makes you call off a TTown day in terms of rain. Forecast is 60% so seems very high. Long drive, hotel, risk, etc. I may be calling off the train this weekend.
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Posted By carpediemracing

Question - what do you all use for chain lube? I...

Question - what do you all use for chain lube? I realized the other night I literally have not lubed the chain on the track bike. I have White Lightning, which I like. Finishline Ceramic something. A...
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Views: 666,600
Posted By carpediemracing

About 60% chance of rain for Friday and Saturday...

About 60% chance of rain for Friday and Saturday at TTown. May not be making the trip.

I realized when I was there that if I lived near the track I'd be there every open track, rolling around,...
Replies: 149
Views: 28,736
Posted By carpediemracing

One thing about the Dolan frames is that until...

One thing about the Dolan frames is that until you get to their biggest frame, the head tube doesn't really increase in height. So my 57 cm frame still has a 12 cm head tube, which is the same height...
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Views: 666,600
Posted By carpediemracing

I think this is a good question, totally relevant...

I think this is a good question, totally relevant right now.

My biggest concern with bike racing was spreading virus through racing in a pack. I fully expected massive outbreaks last year after...
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Views: 666,600
Posted By carpediemracing

So overall successful recon trip. I realized that...

So overall successful recon trip. I realized that unless I flat I won't need extra wheels (I have really two sets of primary wheels but only use one pair at a time), I'm not sophisticated enough to...
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Posted By carpediemracing

I'm committed to going Tues tomorrow. I'll bring...

I'm committed to going Tues tomorrow. I'll bring a folding hand cart (I already own it) as I don't want to invest in some rolling thing yet. I'll carry my toolbox, a medium cooler, a bit of track...
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Views: 666,600
Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks for helping a newbie! I think I'll bring...

Thanks for helping a newbie! I think I'll bring everything in the car and then decide what to bring into the track. So maybe the extra chairs or whatever stays in the car.

We'll see how Tues goes...
Replies: 5,907
Views: 666,600
Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks. Yes, the regular Sat and Tues, or as the...

Thanks. Yes, the regular Sat and Tues, or as the case may be now, the Tues (24th) and Sat (28th).

Having never done this before, is it normal to bring, say, a work stand? I have a folding Park...
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Views: 666,600
Posted By carpediemracing

I was committed to going this Saturday and next...

I was committed to going this Saturday and next Tuesday. Looks like Sat might be out - significant chance of rain. So I made the call now to cancel this Saturday to free up more "credit" for next...
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Views: 422,773
Posted By carpediemracing

wow. If I didn't have my frame already this would...

wow. If I didn't have my frame already this would be the one for me to get. long version.
08-17-21, 12:11 PM
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Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

Not concerned about weight. I'm the one with a...

Not concerned about weight. I'm the one with a 300g stem, 300g saddle... although I do have a lighter crankset, and I have tubular carbon race wheels.

I'm all 10s Campy, even the 9s Shimano...
08-17-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

haha. I'm good with tubulars. Was a disc wheel...

haha. I'm good with tubulars. Was a disc wheel and I committed to tubulars for them.

More seriously though I have rim brakes and 10s, no electric anything. At some point I'll have to upgrade and...
08-15-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

Was debating hang out with Missus or glue a tire....

Was debating hang out with Missus or glue a tire. I was at work all day and she prepared a nice meal for when I got home. Gluing a tire takes me forever, and would put me well past the Missus's sleep...
08-12-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6,612
Views: 427,234
Posted By carpediemracing

lol I guess it is. I'm still off enough that when...

lol I guess it is. I'm still off enough that when I mentioned the crookedness to a coworker he looked at me, up down up whoa! I look like I'm leaning like Jimmy Dean cool lean. So yeah, a bit off.
...
08-11-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,050
Posted By carpediemracing

Two separate things here. The first... the...

Two separate things here.

The first... the older rider may be getting something out of it. I'm sure he realizes that crits are just not for him, at least not normally. So to do better for the team...
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