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07-15-24, 07:34 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I ordered a new road bike. Finally moving...

I ordered a new road bike.

Finally moving past mechanical, rim brake 10-speed. Was on the fence about it, but then I saw a BMC at 40% off retail, and figured, what they heck. My wife already...
07-11-24, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17,932
Views: 1,588,130
Posted By topflightpro

I'm on "vacation" at the beach with my wife and...

I'm on "vacation" at the beach with my wife and her family. I brought my bike so I could continue training while here. Today I became a "Local Legend" on Strava for one of the roads I've been riding...
06-28-24, 06:43 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

As others have said, brain healing is kind of a...

As others have said, brain healing is kind of a mystery. There really aren't any good tests to know how well you're healing or when you're ready to go.
05-20-24, 06:42 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I forgot to bring my computer with me this...

I forgot to bring my computer with me this weekend, so I did not record my training efforts or racing. So, I guess it didn't happen, right?

Really would have liked to see the data though.
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04-25-24, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8,475
Views: 814,444
Posted By topflightpro

At this point, my focus is entirely on cadence...

At this point, my focus is entirely on cadence and time. Power is what it is.

Of course, I'm also focuesd on sprinting... so, it's all a lot of power.
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Posted By topflightpro

The bars with hoods allow greater flexibility for...

The bars with hoods allow greater flexibility for hand position, which can be nice in a longer race.
04-05-24, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By topflightpro

There are several apps that will give you...

There are several apps that will give you appropriate routines.

Volt is one. You tell it the equipment you have, your wieghtlifting history and it will give you a workout routine. (It has a...
03-13-24, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17,932
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Posted By topflightpro

I have a pre-rio iO and a FFWD 5-spoke. I have...

I have a pre-rio iO and a FFWD 5-spoke. I have set all my F200 PRs on the iO.

That said, I now run different tires on them - with heavier duty road racing tires on the FFWD for use at non-major...
01-16-24, 12:16 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

My nicer road bike is now more than 10 years old....

My nicer road bike is now more than 10 years old. It's got rim brakes, a 130bcd crank and a mechnical 10-speed drivetrain. So, other than being a nice carbon frame, it's pretty outdated.

Part of...
01-10-24, 08:22 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I used to get up a 5 am everyday to workout...

I used to get up a 5 am everyday to workout before work. During Covid, I fell out of that habit. I'm now back to evening workouts.

I lift 2-3x a week, and I've come to the conclusion that it's...
12-04-23, 10:01 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I know a lot of people like these:...

I know a lot of people like these: https://buxumbox.com/
10-09-23, 07:44 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

That's new dad power. Pretty much all my...

That's new dad power.

Pretty much all my friends have had fantastic results right after having a kid. (In fact, I once joked with my wife that we should have a kid just so I could get the new dad...
10-02-23, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7,124
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Posted By topflightpro

Congrats TMonk! Also, I hear the sound of a...

Congrats TMonk!

Also, I hear the sound of a trainer can be soothing for a baby.
09-15-23, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,964
Posted By topflightpro

I also wonder, how many of those guys who buy the...

I also wonder, how many of those guys who buy the super nice TT bikes choose to specialize in TTs?

I have a super sweet track bike and set up. It's quite high end. But I focus all my time and...
09-12-23, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By topflightpro

I agree with TMonk that you should probably start...

I agree with TMonk that you should probably start by just doing Z1/Z2 riding and slowly build up and see how things go.

I strongly encourage you to take it slowly. Do not over ramp up too quickly....
08-23-23, 07:13 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I focus on sprinting, so I do a lot of short, max...

I focus on sprinting, so I do a lot of short, max power efforts. For any efforts under 60, I have no power targets - I go as hard as I can.
08-18-23, 08:05 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Congratulations TMonk!

Congratulations TMonk!
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Posted By topflightpro

Met SuperDave this week at Masters Track Nats and...

Met SuperDave this week at Masters Track Nats and checked out the Stromm. It's a pretty sweet bike.
03-13-23, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7,124
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Posted By topflightpro

Finished my taxes this week. It's UGLY. My...

Finished my taxes this week. It's UGLY.

My wife got a new job that pays much better than her old job, and I got a very large promotion. And we apparently climbed into new tax bracket - but our...
03-09-23, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,693
Posted By topflightpro

There is a big difference between riding and...

There is a big difference between riding and racing.

Riding can be fun.

Racing requires dedicated and focused effort. It is amazing how much work it takes to be a mediocre racers. And the...
02-23-23, 07:13 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Yeah, I hear the mental part. There are workouts...

Yeah, I hear the mental part. There are workouts I generally don't like and don't want to do, and I find it's somewhat inevitable that my performance in those cases is poor.
02-22-23, 08:40 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

While true that being rested would better prepare...

While true that being rested would better prepare you for the 20 min test, there is also a benefit to testing while mid training to see how you are able to hold and push things.
01-18-23, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,751
Posted By topflightpro

You can only beat those who enter. If no one else...

You can only beat those who enter. If no one else enters, you are still the winner. It's not their fault no-one entered.

And yes, there are many masters national and world champions who have...
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Posted By topflightpro

CDR, I'll mention this here as well. If you are...

CDR, I'll mention this here as well. If you are just doing the 500, you will be fine with a drop bar. If you are doing pursuits, then you should look to an aerobar.

Also, if you can arrange to get...
01-12-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By topflightpro

They are not set as far in advance as you might...

They are not set as far in advance as you might think. Last year, I think we got 10 weeks notice for Masters Track Nationals in Indy. It was the week before (after?) a family wedding, so I really...
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Views: 1,988
Posted By topflightpro

CDR, are you planning to do pursuits? If you are...

CDR, are you planning to do pursuits? If you are just doing 500s, you should be fine with just drop bars.
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Views: 1,268
Posted By topflightpro

Sorry. I should clarify. I ordered rings and cogs.

Sorry. I should clarify. I ordered rings and cogs.
08-26-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 200,668
Posted By topflightpro

I have zero interest in gravel racing, but I have...

I have zero interest in gravel racing, but I have found myself doing more gravel type riding. It gets me off roads with cars, so if I just want an enjoyable endurance ride, it's an ideal option.
...
08-25-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 200,668
Posted By topflightpro

Our bike stable has gotten out of hand in terms...

Our bike stable has gotten out of hand in terms of consistency. We have two 10-spd rim brake road bikes, one 11-spd rim brake road bike, one 12-spd disc brake road bike, one 10-spd disc brake...
08-24-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 200,668
Posted By topflightpro

It looks like you can get a new TCR frameset. ...

It looks like you can get a new TCR frameset.

You may want to check The Pros Closet or eBay. That might be an easier way to find a rim brake option.
08-24-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 200,668
Posted By topflightpro

I'm assuming you're looking for a used bike?...

I'm assuming you're looking for a used bike? There are not many rim brake options among the major manufacturers left.

I've been pretty happy with my Argon Gallium Pro for the last 8 or 9 years....
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Posted By topflightpro

Hey Super D, I think the answer is: It depends. ...

Hey Super D, I think the answer is: It depends.

You want to look more at your Kilo and 500TT gearing than your F200 gearing.
08-03-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7,124
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Posted By topflightpro

My understanding is that it's a pretty common...

My understanding is that it's a pretty common procedure. I think almost any urologist can do it.
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Views: 19,732
Posted By topflightpro

Why do you keep replying to very old posts?

Why do you keep replying to very old posts?
07-18-22, 05:57 AM
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Views: 1,588,130
Posted By topflightpro

This past week was the first time since getting...

This past week was the first time since getting COVID that I completed all of my planned workouts.

They weren't all great, but I was at least able to do all of them. So, that is nice.
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Views: 1,479
Posted By topflightpro

Saddle position should be based on your fit...

Saddle position should be based on your fit relative to the bottom bracket. Once you have your saddle position set, you determine your appropriate handlebar position.

What others ride is...
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Views: 2,130
Posted By topflightpro

Congrats Sarals. I couldn't make it this...

Congrats Sarals.

I couldn't make it this year. A family event was scheduled for the same time. I'm going to try to be at Worlds, but I came down with COVID a few weeks ago, and it has messed me up...
07-07-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By topflightpro

I will 100% vouch for anything RChung says. He is...

I will 100% vouch for anything RChung says. He is perhaps the only person on this forum who's statements can be blindly accepted as fact.
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Posted By topflightpro

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Brooks Cycles UK
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
Replies: 7,124
Views: 697,824
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...
05-23-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7,124
Views: 697,824
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.
05-17-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7,124
Views: 697,824
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,...
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Views: 2,130
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...
03-18-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,630
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...
03-02-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7,124
Views: 697,824
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
Replies: 7,124
Views: 697,824
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.
Replies: 227
Views: 101,757
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...
02-21-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 28,053
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
Replies: 7,124
Views: 697,824
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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