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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By threeteas

Racing again

Not sure if this is the right place for this, but what, in general, are folk's perspective on the upper age limit of participating in Cat. 3 races? Or even occasional 2/3 races? I recently turned...
10-29-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,717
Posted By threeteas

Not riding in the off-season

I have been a cyclist for the best part of 35 years, and have raced or ridden competitively for about half that. With that said, I'm really burned out on not only the racing aspect of it but riding...
09-26-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 18,928
Posted By threeteas

Well said. Funny, I've had a lot more success in...

Well said. Funny, I've had a lot more success in my career and things have come far easier for me now that I'm training again and riding a lot. It seems like it puts everything in perspective. I...
09-11-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,887
Posted By threeteas

I hadn't raced since 2009 and got my first...

I hadn't raced since 2009 and got my first license this year.

All my categories stayed the same, still a 3 on the road, 4 on the track and 4 in cyclocross. However, because I'd upgraded to Sport...
09-11-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,887
Posted By threeteas

Holy ****--Stieda came back as a 5? That's...

Holy ****--Stieda came back as a 5? That's fantastic. Maybe that is what I should do, but I'd have to take out a completely new license.
09-10-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 18,928
Posted By threeteas

I'll add my two cents

I'm late to this thread, but it seems worthwhile to add my two cents. I built up a very nice carbon frame for the purpose of really giving Masters 40+ racing a go this year, after contemplating a...
05-13-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,183
Posted By threeteas

This is a good link, thanks! I think, for me,...

This is a good link, thanks! I think, for me, being lean comes with a whole host of good health outcomes, in addition to being fast on the bike. I absolutely need to remind myself of that. A year...
05-13-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,183
Posted By threeteas

Yeah man! It's either the Tour of the Hill or...

Yeah man! It's either the Tour of the Hill or Lafayette for me. The last time I raced the Tour of the Hill? 1995. I got top 20 in the 3s that day and it was an awesome result for me. Guys from all...
05-13-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,183
Posted By threeteas

Oh yeah. I definitely know where I need to be...

Oh yeah. I definitely know where I need to be at. Getting there is the biggest obstacle, currently, of my life! For my own overall health reasons (slightly high BP, snoring at night, slight...
05-13-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,183
Posted By threeteas

So cool!

So cool!
05-13-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,183
Posted By threeteas

Wow, these are all great anecdotes and some...

Wow, these are all great anecdotes and some important information. Thank you! I think, for me, making friends with hunger is super, super important.
Also, my weight seems to have a "tipping point"...
04-19-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 29,327
Posted By threeteas

This. Also, I distinctly remember reading that...

This. Also, I distinctly remember reading that Twigg suffered at least one head injury which left her terrified of pack riding for a long time. I would guess that it wasn't her only one--and this is...
03-28-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,183
Posted By threeteas

Getting lean as a Masters rider

I need some suggestions from other masters level cyclists.


I'm 48. I'm sure many of you have battled the "weight creep" over the years. As my early 40s were spent chasing toddlers and small kids...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By threeteas

That is such a shame. I'll never get a USA...

That is such a shame. I'll never get a USA Cycling racing license again, and god forbid that start ruining gravel racing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-18, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By threeteas

Anything other than USA Cycling out there?

I was going to take out a USA Cycling license this year (I raced as a Cat. 3 many moons ago) but after seeing the cost and realizing that the federation is as elitist, bloated and basically corrupt...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-18, 03:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,627
Posted By threeteas

I agree with James here--Giordana made some...

I agree with James here--Giordana made some pretty amazing frames. I'm currently riding a ton on this Giordana that was purchased as a team deal in the mid 1990s when I was racing. In two weeks I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,486
Posted By threeteas

Yep. I also ditched fb in April. Coincidence? No....

Yep. I also ditched fb in April. Coincidence? No.

I also keep up with my friends and subscribe to a Grant Peterson philosophy of bike fit and ride steel bikes. It helps that I was a Cat. 3 back in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-18, 08:31 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,486
Posted By threeteas

Haha! Yeah, it is totally a circle jerk. And yes...

Haha! Yeah, it is totally a circle jerk. And yes I definitely feel like an outsider since I don't run it.

My new strategy is to attack the sh*t out of my friends when they are trying for segment...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-18, 06:08 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,486
Posted By threeteas

Ditching Strava

I got into Strava really late, 2016 actually, when the craze already seemed to be dying down a bit. I tried it but ultimately feel like it takes away from my joy of cycling. Especially as it seems...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,425
Posted By threeteas

Just an update--I've pretty much got the bike...

Just an update--I've pretty much got the bike built and it is rock solid and fast. Totally ready for fast club rides and maybe a few races. I've still got some work to do on decals and the paint,...
05-21-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By threeteas

You are correct about all of this! Unfortunately...

You are correct about all of this! Unfortunately we have also found that Professional standard headsets are no longer manufactured in 1" threadless formats, at least the suppliers for my LBS. If...
05-18-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By threeteas

This is great--thank you!

This is great--thank you!
05-18-18, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By threeteas

Headset for an Italian bike--vintage 1994

I am refurbishing a very nice steel Giordana frame that was issued to my old racing team many moons ago (in 1995). I think it is an older year, maybe 1993 or 1994. The frame is a Giordana Capella...
05-05-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,022
Posted By threeteas

Where is this? It looks like the sand-hills in...

Where is this? It looks like the sand-hills in Nebraska? I bought a New Albion Privateer frame just so I can eventually do a bunch of bike adventuring. It's also amazing on gravel and for long...
04-23-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,323
Posted By threeteas

Nice! Super comfy.

Nice! Super comfy.
04-23-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,323
Posted By threeteas

I'm almost exactly 183cm tall. So yeah, just a...

I'm almost exactly 183cm tall. So yeah, just a hair over 6 ft. Yep, every time I've been fitted I've been fitted on a 56. I even raced on a 56 for years, but it had a crazy drop from seat to bars....
04-23-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,323
Posted By threeteas

Mainly just fast recreational road and gravel...

Mainly just fast recreational road and gravel riding and a few cyclocross races. Maybe a road race thrown in here and there.
04-23-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,323
Posted By threeteas

Oh yeah. There is no way I could ever ride...

Oh yeah. There is no way I could ever ride anything less than a 58cm. I think I would feel fine on a 60.

Grant Peterson definitely has the right idea about sizing; unless one is racing or doing...
04-23-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,323
Posted By threeteas

Anyone prefer larger frames?

I had a fitting done in the 1990s and also a few years ago and was always recommended a 56cm bike. I am a little over 6 ft. tall with a 33.7 inch inseam and an average reach.

Now that I'm in my...
04-03-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By threeteas

Very true. I wonder if there are any pro teams...

Very true. I wonder if there are any pro teams that race super light steel these days?
04-03-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By threeteas

And carbon kind of sucked back then too, as was...

And carbon kind of sucked back then too, as was proven by two of my Trek 2300s separating at the glued bonding, one in a race! :lol:
04-03-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By threeteas

I know! Speeds aren't much faster at all. ...

I know! Speeds aren't much faster at all.

And as opposed to this year's Ronde, there seemed to be very few crashes in 1994. I read somewhere that crashes are partially due to the more skittish...
04-03-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By threeteas

1994 Ronde Van Vlaanderen

I was watching the 1994 Tour of Flanders on youtube last night and was struck by the preponderance (and domination, still, in the final finish) of steel bikes. Some were probably ti and painted to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-18, 08:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,600
Posted By threeteas

I've ridden (and raced once at a pretty high...

I've ridden (and raced once at a pretty high level) for 33 years. If you are a serious bike rider of any sort--you are going to crash. It's as simple as that.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,600
Posted By threeteas

Great insight--thanks! I have no idea why my...

Great insight--thanks! I have no idea why my concussion symptoms were so prolonged after my head injury a few years ago. I would say I'm 100% now but it took 14 months to really get going again. ...
03-21-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By threeteas

Thanks man! I *think* I'm still a 3, but haven't...

Thanks man! I *think* I'm still a 3, but haven't even taken out a license since an aborted attempt at racing again in 2009. I'm also getting a nice MIPS helmet per recommendations on another place...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,600
Posted By threeteas

Yeah, I've never actually been badly hurt in a...

Yeah, I've never actually been badly hurt in a race. My most serious crashes were in group training rides--most notably while contesting city limit sign sprints. Don't do those anymore. ;)
03-21-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By threeteas

How are these structured?

How are these structured?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,600
Posted By threeteas

This is a good analysis. I've always thought that...

This is a good analysis. I've always thought that if I hadn't had my helmet on in my particular previous case I would have at the very least had a fractured skull and probably pretty bad bleeding on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,600
Posted By threeteas

:lol::thumb::love:

:lol::thumb::love:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,600
Posted By threeteas

LOL, maybe "loose brain syndrome" has given me...

LOL, maybe "loose brain syndrome" has given me the desire to race again. :lol:

Honestly, though, life is short and I love cycling too much to give up on the competitive aspect of it. I realize...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,600
Posted By threeteas

No way. I have had two big concussions...

No way.

I have had two big concussions spaced 30 years apart--when I was 15 and 45. All research points to the real risks being repeated blows to the head within short times spans (say two big...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,600
Posted By threeteas

Never heard of it. Are you referring to CTE? ...

Never heard of it. Are you referring to CTE? Actually--this is a good recommendation about MIPS. I think I will probably purchase one.

I wasn't in a coma but it was not a minor concussion that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,600
Posted By threeteas

Concussion prevention and helmets

Didn't really see where this post would fit so thought I would put it here since I am mostly interested in road racing. I received a pretty tremendous blow to the head when I went down in a bizarre...
03-19-18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By threeteas

Thanks again for all the great suggestions. This...

Thanks again for all the great suggestions. This is my plan: I started making my Sunday rides pretty hard--a group of friends, many of them ex-road racers, goes out for 2-3 hours and we do race...
03-08-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By threeteas

That's been a difficult task for me this year. ...

That's been a difficult task for me this year. The weather turned really awful for riding outside around Christmas and I just couldn't get motivated to get on the trainer. I also kind of messed up...
03-08-18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By threeteas

Thanks to both of you for good suggestions. This...

Thanks to both of you for good suggestions. This crit is actually a rectangular course with a screaming descent and a nice climb up the back-side, so skilled cornering (which I'm decent at) should...
03-08-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By threeteas

Cyclocross training series in the fall. Hard...

Cyclocross training series in the fall. Hard gravel rides. Fast (sub 5:30) century. Copper Triangle last year. About 4500 miles total last year. A few of the group training races (I got shelled)....
03-08-18, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By threeteas

Can I get ready for my home town crit?

I am returning to (an admittedly low level) of masters racing this year. I was a decent junior back in the day, raced in a National Championship, and was also a decent Cat. 3 for a few years. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-18, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,664
Posted By threeteas

Thanks for this--definitely will try all these...

Thanks for this--definitely will try all these things. I also think that strengthening might solve these issues. Good stuff!
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