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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
Replies: 333
Views: 49,759
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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Views: 49,759
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
Replies: 333
Views: 49,759
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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Posted By carpediemracing

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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Jet
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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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Posted By carpediemracing

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
Views: 406
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
Replies: 22
Views: 1,425
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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Views: 1,399
Posted By carpediemracing

I love the picture of her on the GT. She has a...

I love the picture of her on the GT. She has a toughness about her, no nonsense, in her element.
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Views: 1,399
Posted By carpediemracing

Very sad. I had a period of time where I wanted...

Very sad. I had a period of time where I wanted to rescue specific people I knew, and it took me a while to realize that at some level they needed to be rescued from themselves.

My mom was sort of...
11-20-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,280
Posted By carpediemracing

This to me is significant. If you're doing an 80...

This to me is significant. If you're doing an 80 rider race, there's a lot more "pack dynamics" with significant shelter from the wind, significant accordion effect in corners, etc. It's also a LOT...
11-20-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,425
Posted By carpediemracing

When I rode with non-cyclists, or cyclists coming...

When I rode with non-cyclists, or cyclists coming back from time off or injury, I'd ride my mountain bike. One racer, I think he's substantially stronger than me when he's fit, asked me if I wanted...
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Views: 821
Posted By carpediemracing

THanks. When I read your reply I remembered...

THanks. When I read your reply I remembered reading that a while ago and nixing it off my list. I didn't remember why I nixed it though and it was driving me crazy.
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Views: 821
Posted By carpediemracing

Are the Carnac Kronus legal for use in the US? I...

Are the Carnac Kronus legal for use in the US? I don't know what the criteria is for legal helmets.
11-11-21, 09:25 PM
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Views: 183,894
Posted By carpediemracing

I meant to come here to ask how to reprogram...

I meant to come here to ask how to reprogram those "It's easy!" buttons from Staples. Except my button is from work. It has an 8 pin female connector that you'd use to connect a cable to a...
11-11-21, 09:11 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

My son accidentally downloaded Lord's Mobile onto...

My son accidentally downloaded Lord's Mobile onto my phone a year plus ago, when he was 7. He set up a player ("For that field you just put whatever you want, like this (and he just swiped his...
11-11-21, 08:12 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

So everyone that uses BikeReg... BikeReg just got...

So everyone that uses BikeReg... BikeReg just got bought by Outside Magazine (et al - they own Velonews as well as a bazillion other publications).

Outside Magazine has a thing called Outside+,...
11-09-21, 03:16 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

A 9W guy then, which I've never done, because,...

A 9W guy then, which I've never done, because, you know, it'd be a huge thing to drive over the bridge to do a training ride. haha.

Speaking of which, did you hear about someone getting murdered...
11-09-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,732
Posted By carpediemracing

Ha love the scream at the line! So awesome.

Ha love the scream at the line! So awesome.
11-09-21, 08:31 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I believe he was the actual one. Gary Fisher (who...

I believe he was the actual one. Gary Fisher (who is in the video I was thinking of) was more a marketing person, business. Breeze was one of the tinkerers and made the first run of mountain bikes.
11-08-21, 08:23 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Marianne Martin was a Gimble's guy's girlfriend I...

Marianne Martin was a Gimble's guy's girlfriend I think. He got her into cycling, I think they both used to smoke, and they started riding as a way to get off the habit. If you've done Gimbles you...
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Views: 821
Posted By carpediemracing

Hm. I may buy one. I have a Bell Javelin, and...

Hm. I may buy one. I have a Bell Javelin, and what I found when I started researching is that everyone seemed to start with "when the Javelin came out it was good, but now it's pretty slow, so we're...
10-30-21, 05:29 PM
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Views: 455,689
Posted By carpediemracing

An example of what part of my workday is like...

An example of what part of my workday is like (cross post from Facebook):

I try to teach the guys at work general stuff because, you know, kids.
We were making a second batch of coffee and as I...
10-27-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,732
Posted By carpediemracing

I don't do offroad stuff because of poison ivy,...

I don't do offroad stuff because of poison ivy, mosquitoes, and ticks. Even watching races is tricky sometimes, because you might get some random poison ivy near the road. Around here if poison ivy...
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Views: 1,389
Posted By carpediemracing

120 rpm is 43-44 mph. wow. I hit 37 mph. Same rpm...

120 rpm is 43-44 mph. wow. I hit 37 mph. Same rpm basically (119 rpm) but that's a different world. Different universe.
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Views: 1,389
Posted By carpediemracing

Got it. So to do a 30s 500m I need to use a 53x12...

Got it. So to do a 30s 500m I need to use a 53x12 (119").

Holy effing s**t. So freaking fast. I used a 56x14 (108") and could barely get that thing turning. He was pedaling his gear like it was a...
10-25-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,732
Posted By carpediemracing

I don't really race on Zwift but honestly there's...

I don't really race on Zwift but honestly there's so much lag in the system that if you sat up when you noticed your teammate sitting up, you'd be sprinting for another second or two before your...
10-25-21, 12:41 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

didn't match kit. But more importantly, it...

didn't match kit.

But more importantly, it wasnt aero. Tucked under the stretchy sleeve made me feel better about wearing it.

It was the first time trial I'd done in... 29 years?
10-25-21, 12:38 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

lol. I just called the vendor yesterday to see...

lol. I just called the vendor yesterday to see what color vinyl we ordered.

Privacy on street side, tinted the other two.
10-23-21, 05:16 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I'm also in the boat of "don't want to learn new...

I'm also in the boat of "don't want to learn new things". The PC7 was seamless for me. I don't know the PC8 at all.

I do think the GPS would be interesting, but I'm not about to buy a Garmin /...
10-22-21, 08:26 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I imagine they justify it. It's like the youth...

I imagine they justify it. It's like the youth doctors here, prescribing test, anabolic, HGH, etc. It works for what you want it to do.

It's possible the doctor/s are already on the out, like...
10-22-21, 08:23 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

The wireless software is better, or at least not...

The wireless software is better, or at least not as limiting. I use it on a Mac that I bought a couple years ago. Mac mini to be exact. I have it on a Windows... 10? I don't know, it's my Zwift...
10-22-21, 07:17 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Here's my thing on SRM service. You send it back...

Here's my thing on SRM service. You send it back to get serviced. If the stuff you sent back is not cutting edge then they offer you a significantly discounted price on a new or refurbished unit. I...
10-19-21, 09:17 AM
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Views: 455,689
Posted By carpediemracing

You move quickly! We won't have any...

You move quickly!

We won't have any electronics out there, at least not at this point. Hm. I forgot if we got privacy vinyl.
10-13-21, 09:45 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Might be noisy with the floor reverberating, but...

Might be noisy with the floor reverberating, but it's a thought. I'm fiddling with my KK Road Machine so I can put the Dolan on there - I think I'm missing one of the axle nut adapters so the Dolan...
10-11-21, 07:52 PM
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Views: 455,689
Posted By carpediemracing

Ha! Awesome! Looks like ETA is end of...

Ha! Awesome!

Looks like ETA is end of November. Might be enough time to put it in, although it gets pretty cold by then. Apparently it's a one day process. It's going to cost about two Dolan's...
10-10-21, 03:14 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

So in other news, we're getting some vinyl window...

So in other news, we're getting some vinyl window things for the screen porch. Really excited about it, the porch gets covered in yucky stuff from pollen, rain, sleet, just all sorts of stuff blowing...
10-06-21, 02:11 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Still going strong - that's the car. I've been...

Still going strong - that's the car. I've been fiddling with the heat soak issue - it's quite bad actually, the car loses huge power after a few pulls. Opportunity popped up to grab a vented hood so...
10-05-21, 09:41 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

omg that's a perfect example of that. too funny.

omg that's a perfect example of that. too funny.
10-05-21, 09:40 PM
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Views: 455,689
Posted By carpediemracing

Oh a San Diego Civic.... implies rust free. I...

Oh a San Diego Civic.... implies rust free. I keep thinking "I should buy another car so I can drive a fun car in the winter too", as the Suburban isn't really a fun car per se.

I do admit I toss...
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