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Posted By RobertPaulson

Maybe just try and hit a solid season at the...

Maybe just try and hit a solid season at the track and leave the kit for a bit then, you'll get lots of opinions on what works for you or doesn't as the track time builds up. If you are sprint focus,...
01-04-23, 07:16 PM
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Posted By merlinextraligh

and, get off my lawn.

and, get off my lawn.
10-12-22, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Broctoon

I entered my first crit race

This was last week, at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah.

All athletes at these games are at least 50 years old, so it's like a bunch of masters-only events. But they break it...
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Posted By sarals

I was there! The track was actually pretty...

I was there!

The track was actually pretty slow for the most part, although there were some new records.

The big news was COVID. Several came down with it, including me.

As for my...
10-04-22, 06:50 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Last week I competed in Masters Track Worlds in...

Last week I competed in Masters Track Worlds in Carson, CA.

I did team sprint, team pursuit and individual pursuit. My results were pretty pedestrian but I got to see a lot of my racing friends...
10-03-22, 06:39 PM
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Posted By procrit

Long weekend on two wheels... my five year old is...

Long weekend on two wheels... my five year old is getting REALLY fast in the woods and is almost ready to step up to a 20". He definitely has been bitten by the two-wheel bug...
09-15-22, 08:52 AM
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Posted By Hermes

I know my power numbers but I am always...

I know my power numbers but I am always suspicious of transient power reading due to poor power meter accuracy and slow head unit recording. SRM makes a track unit and the PC8 can record in 1/8...
09-07-22, 09:31 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Change of plans. After thinking about it, I...

Change of plans. After thinking about it, I decided to go more modern, or more specifically, disc. Gonna go 12 speed while I'm at it (Ultegra Di2 8170). I never swap wheels between my bikes...
09-02-22, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Hermes

We returned from Aguascalientes, Mexico last...

We returned from Aguascalientes, Mexico last Friday where we were training and racing at the indoor velodrome for 18 days. I did about 180 miles on the indoor track of efforts and long higher speed...
08-24-22, 09:51 PM
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Posted By Doge

Daniel is now a Pilot Instructor. He'll be part...

Daniel is now a Pilot Instructor. He'll be part of the largest pilot training group in the USA for the next 4 years.
He still rides....
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Posted By tobukog

Hey, thanks for posting these up! Thoroughly...

Hey, thanks for posting these up! Thoroughly enjoyed getting decapitated by 19 year old kids multiple times. I was pleasantly surprised with the turnout, and hopefully we can build it to be even...
07-21-22, 06:47 PM
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Posted By ridethecliche

I think some of it is related to the fact that a...

I think some of it is related to the fact that a big chunk of America got on bikes with their family over the pandemic.
07-21-22, 09:50 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Week three of off-season mode, more...

Week three of off-season mode, more hiking/jogging and strength work, starting to get reduced DOMS from that which bodes well for my backpack trip. Overall reduced TSS.

Gave it a couple go's in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 09:05 PM
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Posted By AdamITR

Definitely paint crack, Isopropyl does not...

Definitely paint crack, Isopropyl does not remove. I decided to err on the safe side, have the frame checked, repaired if needed, and repainted. Plus it will calm my OCD when pushing the bike hard,...
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Posted By queerpunk

the windup at DLV is a little bit weird because...

the windup at DLV is a little bit weird because the homestraight is a little bit uphill, but you're probably going to get as much speed as you can there and come down through turns 1 and 2 to hit the...
07-20-22, 09:33 AM
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Posted By Hermes

In Newport Beach for a couple of days training at...

In Newport Beach for a couple of days training at the indoor track.
07-18-22, 09:33 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Tuesday was a track workout at VSC 4xflying 500...

Tuesday was a track workout at VSC 4xflying 500 meters max efforts and Thursday was TT bike Fiesta: warmup and then 3 set of 8x(30sec on 1min off) followed by 20’ of recovery. I alternated starts of...
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Posted By sarals

I was browsing through, and I saw the thread, so...

I was browsing through, and I saw the thread, so I thought I'd say hi. I DID go to Masters Track Nats at Major Taylor. In spite of the oppressive heat and humidity, I had success. I was the only...
07-03-22, 08:42 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

New baby is here. In the NICU because she keeps...

New baby is here. In the NICU because she keeps not breathing and turning blue, but they don't seem super concerned and she's improving and doing it less frequently. She's hanging out with us at...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Good luck and best wishes for everyone going.

Good luck and best wishes for everyone going.
06-01-22, 06:22 AM
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Posted By TMonk

We set the 10 mile scratch race record last night...

We set the 10 mile scratch race record last night at the San Diego Velodrome! I think we rode the 50 laps in 19:30 ish. Previous record was around 20 minutes flat and had held since 2016. I was...
05-30-22, 12:53 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

so far, still negative, kid is at day 8 today and...

so far, still negative, kid is at day 8 today and wife at day 5, so hopefully my basement living keeps working. just sucks because the holiday weekend is ruined, I did all 13hrs of riding in my...
05-16-22, 06:47 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Wow. He can barely kayak, did an individual...

Wow. He can barely kayak, did an individual instead of a team relay, and absolutely slaughtered them all. That's pretty crazy.
05-15-22, 10:17 PM
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Posted By Doge

Kid was a bit embarrassed about his weekend...

Kid was a bit embarrassed about his weekend results. He heard about this "triathalon" that is Bike, Run - Kayak and decided to enter. Looking at the starting line I think he could tell this was not...
Forum: Triathlon
05-04-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By caloso

Buy, borrow, or check out the book mentioned...

Buy, borrow, or check out the book mentioned above. It will tell you everything you want to know about power training. And whether it would be worth it to invest in a power meter.
Forum: Triathlon
05-04-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,217
Posted By tempocyclist

At her age she could probably just ride lots,...

At her age she could probably just ride lots, ride hard, recover, repeat, and improve. A powermeter will definitely help if used correctly. Knowing how to use it is a big part of the equation. It can...
04-28-22, 10:10 AM
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Posted By 70sSanO

As long as she doesn’t say anything at club...

As long as she doesn’t say anything at club events that puts you in a bad light, I would pretend it didn’t even happen.

I would guess that coming out of a cult situation, with no money, and easy...
04-22-22, 11:27 AM
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Posted By TMonk

We're in Escrow!!!!!! So stoked. Location is...

We're in Escrow!!!!!! So stoked. Location is not something I'm willing to compromise on and the single family home thing is more than we want to spend right now in central San Diego, so it's a...
04-11-22, 08:43 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Carson CBR criterium 4/10/22, Cat 2/3 combined:...

Carson CBR criterium 4/10/22, Cat 2/3 combined: 3/45 ish (my guess)

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/2022_04_10_cbr_471702d5686d98c2a2b88c7d494db077ca79f3c4.jpg

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04-09-22, 12:22 PM
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Posted By shelbyfv

If you don't pay, stay the eff away. This is so...

If you don't pay, stay the eff away. This is so simple. Poaching is poaching, whether you think the ride is "deserving" or not.
04-09-22, 11:52 AM
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Posted By njkayaker

Generally speaking, these don't make much...

Generally speaking, these don't make much "profit".
03-24-22, 02:04 PM
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Posted By ridethecliche

So I'll be living in philly full time starting...

So I'll be living in philly full time starting July. Looking at one of those old specialized tricross single speed bikes. Think it's a reasonable option for a city bike? It has a carbon fork which is...
03-18-22, 11:26 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Do em all! I would kill for 3 races in one day.

Do em all! I would kill for 3 races in one day.
03-18-22, 09:46 AM
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Posted By TMonk

5th race of the season coming up on Sunday, CBR...

5th race of the season coming up on Sunday, CBR crit. My initial plan was to race the 2/3 field for points, and then the P/1/2 for training. The last race of the day is a 35+ 2-4 which is super...
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Posted By RobertPaulson

massively recommend brooks for any UK track...

massively recommend brooks for any UK track stuff, they have always been fantastic. the owner runs track teams and rides himself - often at uk events. Prices for velo specific things are usually spot...
03-10-22, 04:12 PM
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Posted By TMonk

I vote trainer and then commute to work lightly...

I vote trainer and then commute to work lightly on the other bike. That's what I do often. That elevator/gym fiasco sounds like too much hassle haha,
03-08-22, 10:47 AM
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Posted By mattm

Been a busy season so far! A quick summary: ...

Been a busy season so far! A quick summary:

won some early season training crits
Tried to win our first NorCal crit, Cal Aggie, but failed and came in 3rd (that's the one Jeff crashed in, which...
03-04-22, 02:18 PM
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Posted By Psimet2001

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x315/wrgames_178af05617458c662364f69f52a582fae505eeb1.jpg
03-04-22, 12:34 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

So if his main goal is to not crash, then he...

So if his main goal is to not crash, then he SHOULD get dropped.

Or just stay home.
03-04-22, 12:00 PM
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Posted By Psimet2001

It's hard to crash when you're dropped so start...

It's hard to crash when you're dropped so start with not getting dropped.
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Posted By queerpunk

Will a stiff, aero aluminum or carbon frame be...

Will a stiff, aero aluminum or carbon frame be faster than a lugged steel bike? Absolutely.
Will the extent to which it's faster make a difference to you as a Cat 4? Probably not.
Will building...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,388
Posted By veganbikes

From what I have read here it sounds like they...

From what I have read here it sounds like they were quite accountable and offered you a replacement fork. If your fork is cracked and they offered a replacement that sounds like you got what you...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,388
Posted By GhostRider62

You've had three warranty claims with Cervelo? ...

You've had three warranty claims with Cervelo?

Something isn't right.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,388
Posted By curbtender

I would take the replacement fork they offered....

I would take the replacement fork they offered. Unless the fork came damaged I don't think it would be covered.
https://www.cervelo.com/en/warranty
01-26-22, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Psimet2001

What a time to waltz back over here. We...

What a time to waltz back over here.

We have a large team. Roughly 200+ in "members" being those that still want to be in the know. About 60 or so still licensing and racing actively. A mix of...
01-25-22, 12:09 AM
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Posted By TMonk

gotta pick and chose your battles I guess

gotta pick and chose your battles I guess
01-24-22, 07:18 PM
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Posted By TMonk

used helmets, fine, used skinsuits, gross.... ...

used helmets, fine, used skinsuits, gross....

also LMK if you come across any xtra small Pactimos haha
01-15-22, 11:19 AM
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Views: 1,237,752
Posted By TMonk

Despite the gloomy weather and my better...

Despite the gloomy weather and my better judgement, I headed out to start my 6 hour ride in light drizzle. 45 min later I'm soaking wet and just pissed. So I headed back, rinsed off in the shower and...
01-15-22, 08:39 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fX0W1he-ZI ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fX0W1he-ZI

we hemmed and hawed when this was in Nora Scotia. Missed it in Massachusetts. Missed it Georgetown ME. Missed in Boothbay last weekend. Finally laid...
01-14-22, 12:18 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Anyone else watch cricket? We have ESPN+ now...

Anyone else watch cricket? We have ESPN+ now because of our phone plan, and I've started watching it. I really enjoy it. It's relaxing in a similar way to baseball.
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