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06-17-22, 06:01 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

First week back training after COVID, and man, am...

First week back training after COVID, and man, am I exhausted. I haven't even done a full hard workout yet, but I am sore and tired. On Wednesday, I got through my third interval (five were in the...
06-17-22, 05:56 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

BTS - There are lots of teams in the area that...

BTS - There are lots of teams in the area that have social angles. There are also lots of rides in the area that are not owned by teams that have social gatherings afterward. I know some of them...
06-13-22, 02:56 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

Finally got over COVID enough that I don't have...

Finally got over COVID enough that I don't have to down cough syrup multiple times a day, so I've got that going for me, which is nice.

But last night, I had to sprint through the airport to try...
05-30-22, 11:13 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

i tested positive for COVID about 10 days ago. I...

i tested positive for COVID about 10 days ago. I tried to quarantine you keep my wife from getting it but she did.

She has rebounded much better than me. Iím still very up and down. Mowing the...
05-23-22, 07:05 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Point No. 3 crossed my mind too when reading the...

Point No. 3 crossed my mind too when reading the stories of the weekend. He seems like a real POS.
05-18-22, 10:46 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

My company has an unofficial No Meetings on...

My company has an unofficial No Meetings on Fridays policy.

But all that means is that Fridays are the days I can actually schedule all the meetings I NEED to have each week. (My computer...
05-17-22, 05:38 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Spent most of last week in the San Diego area -...

Spent most of last week in the San Diego area - TMonk and Hermes I would have reached out but it was for a family wedding, so my time was booked with family. Anyway, like all things, as I get older,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 06:19 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

It's nice to have a back up pair. Things break...

It's nice to have a back up pair. Things break and wear out. I've broken buckles, velcro loops, BOAs, torn shoes and even cracked soles.

I think a lot of people just keep an older pair as a back...
04-28-22, 06:11 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Did you check that they were working fine and in...

Did you check that they were working fine and in proper condition when you sold them to her? Did you show her they worked fine when you gave her the cash? Did she admit that she broke them?

If you...
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Posted By topflightpro

Nope. You just need to make sure you pick your...

Nope. You just need to make sure you pick your stuff up the day before you race. And confirm what time the registration window closes. I think it closed at noon last year, but I could be remembering...
04-20-22, 05:26 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I will add that my wife has the Garmia Varia...

I will add that my wife has the Garmia Varia radar and loves it. I bought one too, but it does not pair to my head unit. If I needed it though, I'd get the version with the display that showed how...
04-19-22, 05:35 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I'm deaf in one ear. I wear a hearing aid for it,...

I'm deaf in one ear. I wear a hearing aid for it, but not when riding - wind noise and sweat are problems for it.

I don't hear cars or other riders as well as others, but it hasn't been a major...
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Posted By topflightpro

It was a progressive transition for me. I...

It was a progressive transition for me.

I tried going from 40s to 33s, and it was too much. I could not get comfortable on 33s. I then opted for 37s - got comfortable on those, and now I'm on 35,...
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Posted By topflightpro

PM me and I'll share some names with you.

PM me and I'll share some names with you.
03-22-22, 06:57 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I have five bikes: 2 road bikes - one sits on...

I have five bikes:
2 road bikes - one sits on the trainer all the time
1 track bike - I race it on the track regularly
1 gravel/cross bike - for when I don't feel like riding on the road
1 mtb -...
03-18-22, 06:12 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

When I had a truck, I cut a 4x4 to the width of...

When I had a truck, I cut a 4x4 to the width of the rear tailgate with fork mounts. I screwed in eye-bolts at each end and used double sided clips to attach it to the hooks at the back of the tail...
03-09-22, 06:23 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Nice Matt. Also, it's cool to see my old...

Nice Matt.

Also, it's cool to see my old teammate in your pic. Glad he's doing well. He's come a long way since the first time we met - in a pile up.
03-02-22, 06:34 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I had a dream last night that while chatting with...

I had a dream last night that while chatting with some folks, someone decided to take my track bike for a spin, without asking. But because they were smaller than me, they put on a shorter stem,...
02-28-22, 12:14 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

Nope. I learned to stay out of those arguments a...

Nope. I learned to stay out of those arguments a long time ago.
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Posted By topflightpro

Losing a tire due to an insufficient glue job on...

Losing a tire due to an insufficient glue job on the track is not fun - I know from experience. Though gluing may be more of a PIA than tape, it's much less of a pain than recovering from a tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 07:25 AM
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Views: 1,172
Posted By topflightpro

If I owned it, I would ride it. But I would not...

If I owned it, I would ride it. But I would not purchase it.

Aluminum doesn't like to be dented. It will eventually crack and tear. The nice thing about it is that it happens slowly, so it's not...
02-21-22, 10:44 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Two days in a row under 170. It's been close to a...

Two days in a row under 170. It's been close to a year since I weighed less than 170.

Goal is to get down to about 165 and stay there.
02-18-22, 06:04 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

That's because there is one person putting on...

That's because there is one person putting on NCCX. He sets the whole schedule and runs it, and has been for probably 20+ years.

Over the years, others have tried to host events against the NCCX...
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Posted By topflightpro

Rock Hill is still open, and it's not closing.

Rock Hill is still open, and it's not closing.
02-17-22, 07:20 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

You are not the only racer frustrated by how the...

You are not the only racer frustrated by how the race schedule is developed.

BUT, most races, crits, RRs, TT.... are not put on by professional event management organizations, but other racers....
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Posted By topflightpro

CDR, certification requirements are pretty common...

CDR, certification requirements are pretty common at 250 tracks.

Rock Hill has a half day certification to ride and then an afternoon certification to race.

LA has a 3 or 4 week long...
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Posted By topflightpro

Dfarlow - I may need to talk with you about...

Dfarlow - I may need to talk with you about building me one of those things.
02-11-22, 06:49 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

[QUOTE=Flatballer;22405794]Bit gross, but we've...

[QUOTE=Flatballer;22405794]Bit gross, but we've been here long enough this is turning into that place all the old has beens ***** about their various ailments, so here it is.

Grossness below...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-22, 07:19 AM
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Views: 2,119
Posted By topflightpro

I'm going to have to agree that Cervelo met their...

I'm going to have to agree that Cervelo met their warranty obligations with the offer of a replacement fork.

Yeah, it may be a lower spec replacement, but it's also a replacement on a discontinued...
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Posted By topflightpro

Are you sure her frame can handle 25s? I know my...

Are you sure her frame can handle 25s? I know my frame can go up to 23s.

Do you want/need a brake track on your rims? Are tubulars out of the question?

I had a wheelset with Aileron rims. They...
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Posted By topflightpro

I have a Kickr Gen 1 with a VeloBike adapter on...

I have a Kickr Gen 1 with a VeloBike adapter on there. It works ok for starts.

I had to use chain tensioners to set it up and it holds ok with the QR system. The Kickr resistance curve is odd....
01-24-22, 06:59 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I'm hovering around 174. Goal is to get under 170...

I'm hovering around 174. Goal is to get under 170 by the end of February, and then get down even more as we enter "swimsuit season."

I think I should be able to do it. I've noticed that if I cut...
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Posted By topflightpro

3T makes 150mm stems. But they are not available...

3T makes 150mm stems. But they are not available in the US. I had to order mine from the UK. If you keep an eye on it, they go on sale for about $40 pretty regularly.
01-13-22, 12:15 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

Rock Hill is closer to 2.5 hours away. It's just...

Rock Hill is closer to 2.5 hours away. It's just south of Charlotte.

The intro class there is great. Wait until it is warm tough. It gets really cold in there.

Also, what gearing do you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-22, 12:48 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

I've had plenty of carbon and aluminum bars....

I've had plenty of carbon and aluminum bars. Whether it is worth it to spend extra on carbon really depends on the bar. There are good and bad carbon and aluminum bars.

What is more important is...
01-10-22, 12:11 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

Two more things to add for the OP. Look up...

Two more things to add for the OP.

Look up Chariot Races - they are usually one lap, standing start races at a track.

Also, look up the track TT (kilo or 500): It's a standing start effort for...
01-10-22, 07:52 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

These used to be pretty common. They were often...

These used to be pretty common. They were often called Street Sprints, though they were usually close to 200 or 250 m on a straight flat road. And it is usually done in a bracketed race - two up,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,765
Posted By topflightpro

I was going to say something similar. Just look...

I was going to say something similar. Just look harder. There are plenty of crits in the central NC area during the summer.
12-14-21, 08:51 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

You couldn't eke out another 5 minutes to...

You couldn't eke out another 5 minutes to officially hit 6 hours?
12-14-21, 08:45 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I've thought about that, but I guess I'm at the...

I've thought about that, but I guess I'm at the point of trying to decide whether the potential income outweighs the effort of posting stuff to eBay. Lately, I've found that not to be the case....
12-11-21, 03:26 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

I'm cleaning out stuff. I have too much stuff...

I'm cleaning out stuff. I have too much stuff that I don't need or use.

I'm debating whether to just donate it all to the local thrift shop or try to sell it. I really don't want to post a bunch...
12-06-21, 06:34 AM
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Views: 2,116
Posted By topflightpro

This. It's better than Kuat NV and Yakima...

This.

It's better than Kuat NV and Yakima Hold Up.
12-01-21, 12:14 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

I started with a PowerTap, and every PM I've used...

I started with a PowerTap, and every PM I've used since has read lower, despite any level of training or fitness. I think PT hubs just tended to read higher than some other meters.
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Posted By topflightpro

Looks like Look has a "new" mid-price track...

Looks like Look has a "new" mid-price track frame. https://www.lookcycle.com/be-en/895-vitesse

It seems to be an evolution of the R96, but at a lower price point.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By topflightpro

I can't really say what the issue was. When I...

I can't really say what the issue was. When I built the bike, I left the steer tube long, to make sure I was happy with everything before cutting it too much. After a year or two, I pulled the fork...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By topflightpro

My wife loves her TCR Disc. I would fully...

My wife loves her TCR Disc. I would fully recommend.

I have a rim brake Allez Sprint. The headset issue is real. My headset imploded even though the bike spends 95% of its time on the trainer. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By topflightpro

Dig into the person's FB a bit. I always...

Dig into the person's FB a bit.

I always pause if the seller has never posted anything like that before and does not seem to have any history in the industry on their page.
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Posted By topflightpro

Velobike is great. Also check out...

Velobike is great.

Also check out njs-export.com for used stuff from Japan.
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Views: 1,445
Posted By topflightpro

I've known people who've had them and said they...

I've known people who've had them and said they are fine.

Where are you located? You might be able to find a lightly used Bambino somewhere.
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