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04-08-24, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,845
Posted By carpediemracing

On the tandem topic, I actually told my now wife...

On the tandem topic, I actually told my now wife that we had to be able to ride a tandem together before we went any further into the relationship (aka engagement / marriage). I don't think she did...
03-26-24, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

wow much easier to get the bike out etc. Sweet...

wow much easier to get the bike out etc. Sweet set up. That bed... I'd probably end up sleeping in it after some of my rides.
03-24-24, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

Your garage is a lot more, uh, nicer than mine....

Your garage is a lot more, uh, nicer than mine. I'd be sharing my rides with the chipmunks that like to run through it. And the odd frog in the summer.

This is my basement. Track bike to the...
03-22-24, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17,861
Views: 1,515,215
Posted By carpediemracing

5 kilos! Holy. I did a slew of Big Spin...

5 kilos! Holy.

I did a slew of Big Spin rides. Got 5 little things, including something like socks for the 5th ride which I late joined. 6th ride bike. 7th ride I went for the sprint segment time...
03-22-24, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

I find Zwift racing pretty rewarding. I think...

I find Zwift racing pretty rewarding. I think part of it is that it's easier, because it's related to my actual strength/fitness rather than my category. On Zwift I'm a D, because I'm a 2.5 w/kg FTP...
Replies: 189
Views: 142,949
Posted By carpediemracing

Hopefully you see this. It's Aki from the track....

Hopefully you see this. It's Aki from the track. Nice to see you were here. As you can see I was on here a lot before.
02-19-23, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

That was pretty sketch, to be honest. I mean,...

That was pretty sketch, to be honest. I mean, okay, I can ride in that stuff, but it's totally not necessary. Some of it I get, the grass surfing, it happens, and you have to take a "whole world"...
02-02-23, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,902
Posted By carpediemracing

You mention F1, and I love many aspects of F1, so...

You mention F1, and I love many aspects of F1, so you got my attention. I think there are a few times where the bike has made a difference, but those opportunities are now very hard to find, due to...
01-21-23, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,656
Posted By carpediemracing

I think it's one thing to say "I won the M55 race...

I think it's one thing to say "I won the M55 race at such and such, and I broke the M55 record doing it." It's another thing to say "I set the such and such course record." without any clarification...
Replies: 2,806
Views: 537,116
Posted By carpediemracing

I appreciate the responses. I'm definitely...

I appreciate the responses. I'm definitely someone that likes to tinker and see what does what. It's hard for me to get to a track though, so that's a tricky bit. For example, I never got to do a 500...
Replies: 2,806
Views: 537,116
Posted By carpediemracing

I was thinking that having the bars lower helps...

I was thinking that having the bars lower helps me, but that may not be the case. I'll need to experiment. On my road bike I had tremendous control issues sprinting when my drops were 3 cm higher. I...
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By carpediemracing

Ganna's Hour Record

So he did some insane speed. To put it in perspective (borrowing the concept from a meme post I saw, but I did the math so if it's wrong let me know) he did the equivalent of following:

283 x...
08-26-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

Flipped the mental switch, finally. Am in dieting...

Flipped the mental switch, finally. Am in dieting mode with some training thrown in there. Starting like I did in 2009, when I ended up transforming myself. Motivation, commitment, all there right...
08-18-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

Hahaha! Looking at Strava, I did two sprints...

Hahaha!

Looking at Strava, I did two sprints that day, very boggy, had to go into the 11T to keep the pedals turning. 21.54 and 21.60 for the sprints. Light turnout - 1500 or so riders on the map,...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By carpediemracing

So normally I run a really long stem with my...

So normally I run a really long stem with my compact bars on my road bike. But my 37cm track bars are very long reach, very big drop (relatively speaking). So I can run a shorter stem. I tried to go...
07-14-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

Really cool so far. Great financial advisor...

Really cool so far. Great financial advisor ("FA"). There's a branch office administrator (BOA) class group, and it's been good, we help each other out with various things pertaining to lessons or...
07-11-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

First day. Brain is mush. Hard to say how it will...

First day. Brain is mush. Hard to say how it will go but signs are positive. Edward Jones, an investment company. I'll be the branch office administrator for one of the branches (each branch is...
07-10-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By carpediemracing

Bring the others to your type of riding, force...

Bring the others to your type of riding, force them to ride your strengths.

What you can do is follow wheels in the sprint, meaning like 10-15 wheels back (if it's a larger 60-80 rider group,...
07-10-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

Ironically my SoCal training camp host works for...

Ironically my SoCal training camp host works for the same company. He does a "deep dive" when he works for someone, learns a lot about the company. We haven't talked in a while but we spent a couple...
06-23-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks. I was telling someone that I won't say...

Thanks. I was telling someone that I won't say anything until it's definite - they were calling me for a week asking for a start date, and I hadn't yet passed drug or background checks. I mean, okay,...
06-23-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

Changing jobs. Last day July 2, first day next...

Changing jobs. Last day July 2, first day next job July 11. Financial world so M-F, out at 5, will free up time for family and cycling and other stuff. Local, in town, for a firm that the Missus has...
06-07-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

Other than some lingering fatigue, and not being...

Other than some lingering fatigue, and not being able to exert myself hard, I'm pretty much over COVID. Hopefully I'm good now. As soon as I can I'll get the second booster. I assume it's still...
06-07-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

holy tall daughter! My son is 10 and... I don't...

holy tall daughter! My son is 10 and... I don't know how tall he is but not 5 feet yet. finishing 4th grade. He did grow 2.5 inches last year. 50th percentile in height. I think I'll check tomorrow,...
Replies: 7
Views: 2,093
Posted By carpediemracing

Good luck and best wishes for everyone going.

Good luck and best wishes for everyone going.
05-31-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

I'm hoping it's nothing major, obviously. I'm...

I'm hoping it's nothing major, obviously. I'm just hoping that there are no long term issues. Or really big short term ones.

Ironically it's given me a week off from work, and that in and of...
05-18-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks for thinking of me. I was thinking of them...

Thanks for thinking of me. I was thinking of them but they only do tires, although I did submit an application (because they have a lot of other things they do). And you're right, they seem to be...
05-15-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

That's awesome. It's great that he still enjoys...

That's awesome. It's great that he still enjoys it.
05-09-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

No one really. Our (similar type chain)...

No one really. Our (similar type chain) competitors are worse. Hard to believe. I suppose maybe a different flavor company, like a privately owned company, but the more I think about it, the more I...
03-22-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,783
Posted By carpediemracing

Did a B race. Started with a neutral lap. I...

Did a B race. Started with a neutral lap. I figured I'd be good for the neutral lap. Although most people probably thought I was joking, I was serious.

At the end of the first real lap I realized...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,878
Posted By carpediemracing

When I started track in 2009 (after two races in...

When I started track in 2009 (after two races in 1992) I was on a 7 lbs frame/fork/headset (99g Omas headset so the frame/fork was 6.75 lbs - we joked it was sewer pipe). I bought the frame fork from...
02-25-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

re: kids, Junior has zero interest in riding a...

re: kids, Junior has zero interest in riding a bike right now. He rode each of his bikes about 20 minutes, most of it while in the shop. Thing is that he seems to know what he wants and what he...
Replies: 35
Views: 5,004
Posted By carpediemracing

A point of context. There is a really, really,...

A point of context. There is a really, really, really primitive track in New Hampshire, the NEV. 333m track if you ride 8 or 9 feet up from the inside. Cracks, potholes. 10-12 people makes a good...
12-15-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 100,547
Posted By carpediemracing

I'm 32 pages late to this (how did I not see this...

I'm 32 pages late to this (how did I not see this before?) but the overriding thing on my mind is inaccurate PMs on Zwift. You see pictures of people posting their sub hour Alpe and, I'm stereotyping...
12-09-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

hahahahahaha I was worried about deer...

hahahahahaha

I was worried about deer hunting season. One of my wacky ideas was to incorporate orange hunter safety into the kit. But I like the monotone better. and I don't ride outside much...
12-09-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

Because I want to show off. haha. The short...

Because I want to show off. haha.

The short sleeve ones will be just short sleeve of the below. The jacket will have the camo pattern on the inner side of the sleeve, a bit more flash, but I don't...
12-07-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

So I'm reviving Carpe Diem Racing for 2022....

So I'm reviving Carpe Diem Racing for 2022. Simple kit design, basically monotone camo with the logo on it. Vie13 because the guy there is a long time Bethel Spring Series volunteer, rider, and...
Replies: 12
Views: 3,940
Posted By carpediemracing

I love the picture of her on the GT. She has a...

I love the picture of her on the GT. She has a toughness about her, no nonsense, in her element.
Replies: 12
Views: 3,940
Posted By carpediemracing

Very sad. I had a period of time where I wanted...

Very sad. I had a period of time where I wanted to rescue specific people I knew, and it took me a while to realize that at some level they needed to be rescued from themselves.

My mom was sort of...
11-20-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,650
Posted By carpediemracing

This to me is significant. If you're doing an 80...

This to me is significant. If you're doing an 80 rider race, there's a lot more "pack dynamics" with significant shelter from the wind, significant accordion effect in corners, etc. It's also a LOT...
11-11-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

So everyone that uses BikeReg... BikeReg just got...

So everyone that uses BikeReg... BikeReg just got bought by Outside Magazine (et al - they own Velonews as well as a bazillion other publications).

Outside Magazine has a thing called Outside+,...
11-09-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 38,613
Posted By carpediemracing

Ha love the scream at the line! So awesome.

Ha love the scream at the line! So awesome.
10-30-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
Posted By carpediemracing

An example of what part of my workday is like...

An example of what part of my workday is like (cross post from Facebook):

I try to teach the guys at work general stuff because, you know, kids.
We were making a second batch of coffee and as I...
10-25-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 38,613
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: 7,120
Views: 666,533
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: 7,120
Views: 666,533
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.
10-10-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
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...
10-04-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
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...
09-22-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 666,533
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: 7,120
Views: 666,533
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: 7,120
Views: 666,533
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...
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