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08-15-22, 09:05 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I've been through this several times. Here are...

I've been through this several times. Here are two ways I've dealt with it:

Changing disciplines - e.g. taking up MTB or track.
Taking breaks. I've gotten into the habit of taking a month off...
08-03-22, 06:08 AM
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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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Posted By topflightpro

Good advice. I concur. Hitting sponges in the...

Good advice. I concur. Hitting sponges in the skis is not fun.



I believe they call this the Water Line.

It is the fastest line even if it may not be the shortest line.
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Views: 16,936
Posted By topflightpro

Why do you keep replying to very old posts?

Why do you keep replying to very old posts?
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Views: 353
Posted By topflightpro

I generally run a bigger gear on flatter tracks.

I generally run a bigger gear on flatter tracks.
07-18-22, 05:57 AM
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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.
Replies: 7
Views: 384
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: 1,281
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...
07-13-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By topflightpro

This news sucks. I didn't know Scott personally,...

This news sucks. I didn't know Scott personally, but I remember many of his posts and following his career as he left Washington and moved to Utah.
07-11-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17,074
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Posted By topflightpro

Rollers. But in other training updates,...

Rollers.

But in other training updates, COVID continues to wreak havoc on my training. I am continually battling major bouts of fatigue. I'll be fine for a couple days, then I'll wake up and...
07-08-22, 06:41 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Training plan called for a short ride and cadence...

Training plan called for a short ride and cadence work after lifting. Usually I will change into bibs after working out, but it's not always easy to do, given how hot and sweaty I am after lifting in...
07-07-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
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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Views: 168,998
Posted By topflightpro

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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
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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...
06-13-22, 02:56 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

Finally got over COVID enough that I don't have...

Finally got over COVID enough that I don't have to down cough syrup multiple times a day, so I've got that going for me, which is nice.

But last night, I had to sprint through the airport to try...
05-30-22, 11:13 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

i tested positive for COVID about 10 days ago. I...

i tested positive for COVID about 10 days ago. I tried to quarantine you keep my wife from getting it but she did.

She has rebounded much better than me. Iím still very up and down. Mowing the...
05-23-22, 07:05 AM
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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.
05-18-22, 10:46 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

My company has an unofficial No Meetings on...

My company has an unofficial No Meetings on Fridays policy.

But all that means is that Fridays are the days I can actually schedule all the meetings I NEED to have each week. (My computer...
05-17-22, 05:38 AM
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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,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,095
Posted By topflightpro

It's nice to have a back up pair. Things break...

It's nice to have a back up pair. Things break and wear out. I've broken buckles, velcro loops, BOAs, torn shoes and even cracked soles.

I think a lot of people just keep an older pair as a back...
04-28-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,371
Posted By topflightpro

Did you check that they were working fine and in...

Did you check that they were working fine and in proper condition when you sold them to her? Did you show her they worked fine when you gave her the cash? Did she admit that she broke them?

If you...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
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...
04-20-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 781
Posted By topflightpro

I will add that my wife has the Garmia Varia...

I will add that my wife has the Garmia Varia radar and loves it. I bought one too, but it does not pair to my head unit. If I needed it though, I'd get the version with the display that showed how...
04-19-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 781
Posted By topflightpro

I'm deaf in one ear. I wear a hearing aid for it,...

I'm deaf in one ear. I wear a hearing aid for it, but not when riding - wind noise and sweat are problems for it.

I don't hear cars or other riders as well as others, but it hasn't been a major...
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Views: 2,080
Posted By topflightpro

It was a progressive transition for me. I...

It was a progressive transition for me.

I tried going from 40s to 33s, and it was too much. I could not get comfortable on 33s. I then opted for 37s - got comfortable on those, and now I'm on 35,...
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Posted By topflightpro

PM me and I'll share some names with you.

PM me and I'll share some names with you.
03-22-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,350
Posted By topflightpro

I have five bikes: 2 road bikes - one sits on...

I have five bikes:
2 road bikes - one sits on the trainer all the time
1 track bike - I race it on the track regularly
1 gravel/cross bike - for when I don't feel like riding on the road
1 mtb -...
03-18-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 797
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...
03-09-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,706
Posted By topflightpro

Nice Matt. Also, it's cool to see my old...

Nice Matt.

Also, it's cool to see my old teammate in your pic. Glad he's doing well. He's come a long way since the first time we met - in a pile up.
03-02-22, 06:34 AM
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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
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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.
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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...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,247
Posted By topflightpro

If I owned it, I would ride it. But I would not...

If I owned it, I would ride it. But I would not purchase it.

Aluminum doesn't like to be dented. It will eventually crack and tear. The nice thing about it is that it happens slowly, so it's not...
02-21-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 19,380
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
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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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Views: 3,170
Posted By topflightpro

Rock Hill is still open, and it's not closing.

Rock Hill is still open, and it's not closing.
02-17-22, 07:20 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

You are not the only racer frustrated by how the...

You are not the only racer frustrated by how the race schedule is developed.

BUT, most races, crits, RRs, TT.... are not put on by professional event management organizations, but other racers....
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Views: 3,170
Posted By topflightpro

CDR, certification requirements are pretty common...

CDR, certification requirements are pretty common at 250 tracks.

Rock Hill has a half day certification to ride and then an afternoon certification to race.

LA has a 3 or 4 week long...
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Views: 6,278
Posted By topflightpro

Dfarlow - I may need to talk with you about...

Dfarlow - I may need to talk with you about building me one of those things.
02-11-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 509,176
Posted By topflightpro

[QUOTE=Flatballer;22405794]Bit gross, but we've...

[QUOTE=Flatballer;22405794]Bit gross, but we've been here long enough this is turning into that place all the old has beens ***** about their various ailments, so here it is.

Grossness below...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,171
Posted By topflightpro

I'm going to have to agree that Cervelo met their...

I'm going to have to agree that Cervelo met their warranty obligations with the offer of a replacement fork.

Yeah, it may be a lower spec replacement, but it's also a replacement on a discontinued...
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Views: 979
Posted By topflightpro

Are you sure her frame can handle 25s? I know my...

Are you sure her frame can handle 25s? I know my frame can go up to 23s.

Do you want/need a brake track on your rims? Are tubulars out of the question?

I had a wheelset with Aileron rims. They...
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Views: 6,278
Posted By topflightpro

I have a Kickr Gen 1 with a VeloBike adapter on...

I have a Kickr Gen 1 with a VeloBike adapter on there. It works ok for starts.

I had to use chain tensioners to set it up and it holds ok with the QR system. The Kickr resistance curve is odd....
01-24-22, 06:59 AM
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Views: 19,380
Posted By topflightpro

I'm hovering around 174. Goal is to get under 170...

I'm hovering around 174. Goal is to get under 170 by the end of February, and then get down even more as we enter "swimsuit season."

I think I should be able to do it. I've noticed that if I cut...
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Posted By topflightpro

3T makes 150mm stems. But they are not available...

3T makes 150mm stems. But they are not available in the US. I had to order mine from the UK. If you keep an eye on it, they go on sale for about $40 pretty regularly.
01-13-22, 12:15 PM
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Views: 509,176
Posted By topflightpro

Rock Hill is closer to 2.5 hours away. It's just...

Rock Hill is closer to 2.5 hours away. It's just south of Charlotte.

The intro class there is great. Wait until it is warm tough. It gets really cold in there.

Also, what gearing do you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,065
Posted By topflightpro

I've had plenty of carbon and aluminum bars....

I've had plenty of carbon and aluminum bars. Whether it is worth it to spend extra on carbon really depends on the bar. There are good and bad carbon and aluminum bars.

What is more important is...
01-10-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,584
Posted By topflightpro

Two more things to add for the OP. Look up...

Two more things to add for the OP.

Look up Chariot Races - they are usually one lap, standing start races at a track.

Also, look up the track TT (kilo or 500): It's a standing start effort for...
01-10-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,584
Posted By topflightpro

These used to be pretty common. They were often...

These used to be pretty common. They were often called Street Sprints, though they were usually close to 200 or 250 m on a straight flat road. And it is usually done in a bracketed race - two up,...
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