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06-23-22, 07:05 AM
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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
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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...
06-23-22, 06:04 AM
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Might bounce off if you're on rough surfaces...

Might bounce off if you're on rough surfaces going fast (like coasting back down).
06-09-22, 08:34 PM
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Thanks for the info. Today I had a fatigue...

Thanks for the info.

Today I had a fatigue episode. Sort of hid behind one of the pods at work and almost passed out. 30 minutes later I started feeling normal again. A friend of mine (SOC)...
06-07-22, 09:33 PM
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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
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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,...
06-05-22, 10:04 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Lost my sense of smell. Came back the next day,...

Lost my sense of smell. Came back the next day, to my shock and amazement.

Lungs feel really congested, gurgly in the morning, but as soon as I sort of cough it out I'm good. I called out today,...
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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, 01:12 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Our work is very good so that's not an issue. But...

Our work is very good so that's not an issue. But I think in general many people are treating this pretty casually and I think that's not a good thing. But the Missus's business partner, for example,...
05-31-22, 04:57 PM
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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...
05-31-22, 09:57 AM
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Ah. Got the Covid. Son tested positive Friday -...

Ah. Got the Covid. Son tested positive Friday - he woke up with a fever (100F, normally 98F). His school with about 240 students had about 45-50 positives a couple weeks prior, and the numbers were...
05-18-22, 10:24 AM
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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
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Posted By carpediemracing

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

That's awesome. It's great that he still enjoys it.
05-11-22, 08:53 PM
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We have the same attitude too, I think. I mean,...

We have the same attitude too, I think. I mean, sometimes it's worth it to fix something, but sometimes it's not. And I think as a shop everyone is honest. If we damage a car we're the first ones to...
05-11-22, 07:40 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

The 650b wheel size would throw a variable that I...

The 650b wheel size would throw a variable that I haven't really experienced. However...

There are two aspects to slower handling bikes, at least that I've experienced, plus the BB drop thing.
...
05-09-22, 09:55 PM
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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...
05-09-22, 09:26 PM
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I'm a believer in trying to fix things from...

I'm a believer in trying to fix things from within first, and I've tried, for many years. I would log tickets in the system to report broken things (via the help desk), which is the standard...
05-07-22, 10:22 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Work is pretty negative. Did I say this here, I...

Work is pretty negative. Did I say this here, I don't remember. But the Missus asked me to quit my job. She's never said that before.

I feel betrayed at almost all levels at work. Corporate above,...
05-07-22, 09:19 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

It's not his kid or something? I just looked...

It's not his kid or something?

I just looked at results. DNF. https://zone4.ca/race/2022-05-07/b8ae91b0/results/

Either way, I think it's great. I'd be so stoked to see the first ever North...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Haha! For sure I'm not one of those guys. I...

Haha! For sure I'm not one of those guys. I actually do have a KOM but only discovered that I did when I searched for a segment to show someone exactly what the sprint was that I used to contest....
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Posted By carpediemracing

On my road bikes I have 38s now, previously 40s...

On my road bikes I have 38s now, previously 40s for 20-25 years (Cinelli and then most recently FSA compacts) and 41s (3ttt Gimondi / crit bend). I was a long time "narrow bar" kind of guy, after a...
04-04-22, 09:39 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

holy smokes. Will double dollar digit be the y2k...

holy smokes. Will double dollar digit be the y2k of gas pumps? I remember when gas prices broke 99 cents and there were all sorts of wacky things done with the big signs that only had room for 99.9...
03-22-22, 10:37 AM
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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...
03-22-22, 10:17 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

UmneyDurak heal well. That had to be difficult,...

UmneyDurak heal well. That had to be difficult, flying etc. Jeepers.
03-19-22, 06:03 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I was watching the clip from the r/velo post and...

I was watching the clip from the r/velo post and thought, well, I think the NorCal guys got it a bit wrong, in the lower levels it's okay to be further back late in the race. And you raced a perfect...
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Posted By carpediemracing

US Masters Nationals 2022

Seems like they're going to be in Indianapolis in June. I'll find a link and post.

Clean no edit/tracking link:...
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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
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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...
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Posted By carpediemracing

We need a hedge fund kind of person to be into...

We need a hedge fund kind of person to be into track and throw some change at a couple tracks. Few million here and there would work miracles for velodromes.

Point of context, a (grown) rider...
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Makes sense. That would have been a quick lesson...

Makes sense. That would have been a quick lesson - as prep for Nationals I did a recon trip to TTown the week before and did the Tues and Sat races. No certs needed, no nothing, just raced. If...
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Posted By carpediemracing

I've never heard of certification on a track. I...

I've never heard of certification on a track. I raced at TTown this year a few times, NEV multiple times.
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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...
12-22-21, 06:17 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

If there was an indoor track around here... I'd...

If there was an indoor track around here... I'd be there every chance I could. Like live there outside of work. I'd be there 4 or 5 hours a day on my free days. I'd do that if I could for karting,...
12-19-21, 07:44 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I thought that about "there are a ton of good...

I thought that about "there are a ton of good riders on Zwift because you are drawing on all the good riders from all over the world". Then I realized it's probably not that, although it may be...
12-16-21, 07:28 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I'm sure you've beaten me because I have so many...

I'm sure you've beaten me because I have so many DNFs to my name.

So if I register for a race and don't start, does that count?
12-15-21, 09:09 AM
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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...
12-15-21, 08:52 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

How about FB marketplace? Although 10 shirts size...

How about FB marketplace? Although 10 shirts size M sounds more like an eBay thing. Or even Craigslist, which seems to be losing some relevancy with FB MP. Thing about the two non-eBay options is...
12-09-21, 09:54 PM
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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, 09:48 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I know a Nathan who has been a guiding light in...

I know a Nathan who has been a guiding light in my track quest. (*edit - can I get the Nathan bottle for him?)

And the local CCAP team, a Junior development club (USAC club of the year couple...
12-09-21, 08:58 PM
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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...
12-09-21, 08:46 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Like a mini reunion. And congrats to you too! ...

Like a mini reunion. And congrats to you too!

And RTC! Awesome. And re Flexeril, your hesitation etc made me treat it carefully and I realized that it was not something I wanted to take unless...
12-09-21, 08:41 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Congrats on the (future) third! I'm impressed...

Congrats on the (future) third! I'm impressed with anyone that has more than one. That's all I / we could handle. Now I wish a bit that we had a second, for company for Junior, but it is what it is,...
12-07-21, 10:13 PM
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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...
12-07-21, 10:01 PM
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Dude, so awesome! As far as lights go......

Dude, so awesome!

As far as lights go... although a good headlight is good, I think a good tail light, or side view lights, is critical. It's not what you're riding towards that will hurt you as...
11-28-21, 06:21 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

No big Black Friday stuff here. Back went...

No big Black Friday stuff here.

Back went out a week ago Friday. This is the worst it's been with no instigating incident (no doing yard work etc). It just got worse during the morning Friday...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Haha! That's me, 100%. On new group rides I might...

Haha! That's me, 100%. On new group rides I might be introduced to a friend's friend as "this guy's been racing for forever" kind of thing. And then I go shooting out the back, and the new rider...
11-25-21, 06:39 PM
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I've been playing a game online, paired with my...

I've been playing a game online, paired with my son (so we both play the same "player"). Guild. Main other person in guild, sort of like a leadout man but in reverse ("wherever you go, I'll follow")...
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Jet
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Posted By carpediemracing

I wouldn't say the depth is an issue - I would...

I wouldn't say the depth is an issue - I would prefer to ride my Jet 6/9 daily versus the Bastogne (same rim profile as Ardennes). And my primary race wheels are Stinger 7/9, so 75/90mm, and I use...
11-21-21, 11:47 PM
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Views: 3,000
Posted By carpediemracing

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x540/mountainbike_bd7e780cabb6676148c625afea3239f562f51e29.jpg
Wide angle lens makes it look shorter in length and taller in height.

Bars...
11-21-21, 08:31 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

A set of used tall wheels will make a difference...

A set of used tall wheels will make a difference on a budget. Although I went hog wild and bought 3 sets of new wheels in 2010 (Stinger 6/6, Jet 6/9, Bastogne aka Ardennes profile), my favorite...
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