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07-30-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,911
Posted By carpediemracing

As I work in the shop, I realize that it's...

As I work in the shop, I realize that it's people. I work for people, not a company, and although the manager and a few guys are good, supportive, work hard, etc, there are others that aren't. I'd...
07-28-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,526
Posted By carpediemracing

Sort of a summary of my race season so far. ...

Sort of a summary of my race season so far.

If I start a crit, I get shelled in 6-8 minutes if it's an A race (p123). Granted, some of the guys doing the race went and did the midwest P12 races,...
07-28-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,526
Posted By carpediemracing

Dude, you look great! And you got 5th! That's all...

Dude, you look great! And you got 5th! That's all anyone needs to know lol.
07-28-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 106,796
Posted By carpediemracing

This. If the wound is deep, it takes longer....

This.

If the wound is deep, it takes longer. Normal road rash, if there is such a thing, should be gone in a week, like all pink skin.

I'm sure the images are up there but here's some pictures...
07-27-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,911
Posted By carpediemracing

Yes. I'd like to think that most of us are the...

Yes. I'd like to think that most of us are the former, at least at the store where I work.
07-26-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,911
Posted By carpediemracing

Work was frustrating again, but a few bright...

Work was frustrating again, but a few bright lights.

First, a coworker (the best tech there, super smart, and now a super enthusiastic mountain biker that regularly overhauls his bike because his...
07-26-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,911
Posted By carpediemracing

Yes. She was a regular at Bethel, I think former...

Yes. She was a regular at Bethel, I think former pro. Her husband was a very active racer (and young enough that I talked with his dad more than I ever talked with him). He was into karts before...
07-21-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,911
Posted By carpediemracing

So I was using a 51x15 because that's what I had...

So I was using a 51x15 because that's what I had before, and it seemed to be okay back then. However the others were running bigger gears, so instead of my 91-92" gear (I'll call it 91), they were...
07-21-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,911
Posted By carpediemracing

So I went to the track for the first time since...

So I went to the track for the first time since 2009, the last race I did before the race where I crashed and fractured my pelvis. Okay, got taken out, but whatever.

Anyway, couple riders were...
07-11-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 864
Posted By carpediemracing

As gsteinb said, there have been races at...

As gsteinb said, there have been races at Limerock. THey're like circuit races, like a race through Central Park. I suppose if you got the parking lot involved it'd be an actual crit. Not sure of...
07-10-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,911
Posted By carpediemracing

I walked Into the bike room last night. Seemed...

I walked Into the bike room last night. Seemed much brighter. Looked around. Realized that the wood 2x2 that I put into the wall and hung various frames and couple wheel-less bikes had fallen off the...
07-10-21, 08:05 PM
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Views: 394,911
Posted By carpediemracing

Congrats?

Congrats?
07-04-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,911
Posted By carpediemracing

story. so about 2 years ago now, when he was 7,...

story. so about 2 years ago now, when he was 7, Junior installed a game by accident on my phone, Lords Mobile. I quickly googled it, didn't seem to have malware type stuff, it was a (from what I saw)...
06-30-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,526
Posted By carpediemracing

First, congrats on actually starting the race,...

First, congrats on actually starting the race, then finishing and even "participating" and placing in the race. Great job!

On results... 15 min protest period after results are posted, to make...
06-29-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,911
Posted By carpediemracing

Anthony has been riding away from the M50s, like...

Anthony has been riding away from the M50s, like starting his sprint 600m out and winning by 50m (spring races in CT). Placed something at the Nutmeg State games in the 123s.

I really like my...
06-29-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,911
Posted By carpediemracing

I'm glad and not glad that it's not just me. ...

I'm glad and not glad that it's not just me.

I guess one thing I'm missing is the "friends feedback loop", where I can bounce ideas off people that aren't people at work or at home. So cycling...
06-28-21, 08:40 PM
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Views: 394,911
Posted By carpediemracing

I don't know but it looks cool!

I don't know but it looks cool!
06-28-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,332
Posted By carpediemracing

Okay, so this is stuff I know - I've been around...

Okay, so this is stuff I know - I've been around a while, although this year I'm not in any kind of fitness compared to my peers.

Let me preface things by saying that the Rent course is not very...
03-27-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,911
Posted By carpediemracing

I did a race once, in the summer, and some guy...

I did a race once, in the summer, and some guy was riding in brown shorts. I rode near him and realized they were brown corduroys. I couldn't believe it - I wouldn't wear corduroys in warm weather...
10-20-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,039
Posted By carpediemracing

This is one of my sporadic "open my soul to BF"...

This is one of my sporadic "open my soul to BF" posts. I don't know where else to share this stuff.

Over time I realized at work that music is so, so important for my mental health. I hear the...
10-03-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,911
Posted By carpediemracing

There are two approaches to this. First, you hang...

There are two approaches to this. First, you hang onto them. When you finally get back on them everyone will be admiring your vintage bike with only 12 speeds and all that.

The other is that you...
09-01-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,911
Posted By carpediemracing

At my race I got beat by a newish rider. I asked...

At my race I got beat by a newish rider. I asked him how old he was. He was born 2 or 3 years *after* I started promoting the Series. I told him as much. Heh. I think both of us were like "damn, he's...
08-30-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,673
Posted By carpediemracing

3:31 Ventoux

So yesterday when I saw that "France" was on the rotation I decided to do the Ventoux climb. It is listed at about 12 miles. I did the 8 mile Alpe in about 1.5 hours so I figured just a bit longer...
08-30-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,911
Posted By carpediemracing

I realized this is how I think of the guys at...

I realized this is how I think of the guys at work, save one that is 1 year younger than me. I'm older than many of their dads, which is kind of weird (My current thing to say/think is that I have 15...
08-27-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,911
Posted By carpediemracing

At work I try and look after the guys. I feel...

At work I try and look after the guys. I feel sort of protective of them, as if they were my kids (and I very well could be their dad, based on ages). I'll go buy a big soda for them to split, or ice...
Replies: 25
Views: 6,942
Posted By carpediemracing

Weight 135-140 lbs

Weight. It weighs 140 lbs for shipping purposes, 135 lbs I think is the actual weight.

I moved mine myself. I didn't realize how heavy it was, but it's possible to do it solo, it's just not...
Replies: 25
Views: 6,942
Posted By carpediemracing

I cut the head tube down on my CycleOps 300. It...

I cut the head tube down on my CycleOps 300. It was pretty straightforward. I thought I posted it somewhere in this forum but I don't remember.

The "before" picture - this was me thinking in...
04-27-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,931
Posted By carpediemracing

Happier ones. My mom died from cancer in Aug...

Happier ones.

My mom died from cancer in Aug 2003 (okay, that's not happy). She was diagnosed in 2000, moved into my house almost immediately (she preferred to be treated in the US, my parents...
04-14-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,673
Posted By carpediemracing

For anyone wanting to do Alpe, I'm going up it...

For anyone wanting to do Alpe, I'm going up it starting now, maybe 10 min before I hit the "gate". Aki.Sato|EXPO

I'm going slow, with a couple friends intending on joining, you can shell me once...
04-08-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,940
Posted By carpediemracing

Speed trumps position until speeds plateau. Then...

Speed trumps position until speeds plateau. Then position usually trumps speed. This from a more amateur racer where it isn't flat out for the last hour before the sprint. For pro races, since most...
03-25-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 260,039
Posted By carpediemracing

Dropping in. I don't browse as much as time is...

Dropping in. I don't browse as much as time is very limited overall. I feel the need to share because, well, frankly, I've had a few tequilas and I'm listening to music and it makes me think of all...
Replies: 43
Views: 6,944
Posted By carpediemracing

I'm with you on this one. Japan has...

I'm with you on this one.

Japan has cancelled school for March, and I'm sure they'll be willing to take more drastic measures if they feel it necessary. The culture is such that they will...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By carpediemracing

I sent my old SRM in for service (original SRM...

I sent my old SRM in for service (original SRM with the removable crankarms, PC5). They offered me an Origin + refurb PC7 for $1050+shipping. It's $200 for a refurb PC7 so do the math.

I sent my...
01-04-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,911
Posted By carpediemracing

Can you do a Chung method test? I'm perusing...

Can you do a Chung method test? I'm perusing Google maps for a suitable bit of road, and waiting for warmer weather. But I'll be doing some tests on myself.
...
Replies: 2,772
Views: 406,109
Posted By carpediemracing

I'd go one step further, as someone that worked...

I'd go one step further, as someone that worked in a True Value and spent time organizing and stocking those little drawers of nuts and bolts. The little drawers of nuts and bolts should be much...
Replies: 5,857
Views: 646,516
Posted By carpediemracing

I'm thinking you could probably make a dozen and...

I'm thinking you could probably make a dozen and sell them all at some good coin, to happy buyers.

That wheel sold pretty quickly so I'm in a holding pattern again.

My main purchases will be...
10-28-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 394,911
Posted By carpediemracing

Very good. I'm not on the computer as much...

Very good. I'm not on the computer as much anymore so not really on forums and such. No longer work with computers so my "alt-tab" posting (blog, forums) is no longer a thing. I realize I used to...
06-09-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,286
Posted By carpediemracing

This is a familiar question/problem. The issue...

This is a familiar question/problem. The issue here is usually being uncomfortable with others around your front wheel and bars. I call this the "Sphere" as the old timers in the forum will know....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,546
Posted By carpediemracing

One legged drills helped me be more aware of my...

One legged drills helped me be more aware of my pedal stroke. As far as helping my riding? Not really sure in terms of direct correlation but knowing how to pedal is really important for efficient...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-12, 06:54 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,819
Posted By carpediemracing

You'd mentioned never to use a torque wrench...

You'd mentioned never to use a torque wrench "Torque wrenches are never needed for bicycle work". A blanket statement like that is difficult to back up because someone, somewhere, will find an...
10-30-08, 07:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,527
Posted By carpediemracing

Cool! All aspects - SRM, quilt, letter. My...

Cool! All aspects - SRM, quilt, letter.

My SRM powercontrol (V) goes blank whenever I leave it alone for a while (4-5 days). I charge it overnight, then another night, and try downloading data...
02-15-08, 03:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,269
Posted By carpediemracing

Disclaimer: I don't build wheels for a living...

Disclaimer: I don't build wheels for a living anymore, and I don't build wheels for money now. The only wheels I build are for myself and a very, very few friends/teammates.

If you came into my...
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