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Posted By dunderhi

Iím retired from track officiating, but as of...

Iím retired from track officiating, but as of last year, the hood-like bumps needed to be a part of the handlebar. Add-ons or any type of artificial build up to create a bump was not allowed.
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Posted By topflightpro

The bars with hoods allow greater flexibility for...

The bars with hoods allow greater flexibility for hand position, which can be nice in a longer race.
03-24-24, 09:04 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Pretty stoked on our garage. We've owned/lived in...

Pretty stoked on our garage. We've owned/lived in this 3-level townhome since May 2021, and the bottom level is a huge garage which is just sweet. It's a tandem garage - but still plenty spacious. In...
03-23-24, 04:47 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Yeah, Z is great. I was already like ~1/3 on...

Yeah, Z is great. I was already like ~1/3 on Zwift before baby came around 6 months ago. Now, it's more like 75% lol. Have a pretty sweet setup in my garage
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-24, 04:40 PM
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Posted By merlinextraligh

I miss the old days. This thread should have been...

I miss the old days. This thread should have been good for at least a 10 page cluster.
08-22-23, 07:51 PM
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Posted By roccitman

Old thread but I thought I'd report back. Wife...

Old thread but I thought I'd report back. Wife and I bought a tandem. She's a hammer and loves climbing, who'd have thought :)
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Posted By topflightpro

CDR, I'll mention this here as well. If you are...

CDR, I'll mention this here as well. If you are just doing the 500, you will be fine with a drop bar. If you are doing pursuits, then you should look to an aerobar.

Also, if you can arrange to get...
01-12-23, 10:07 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

They are not set as far in advance as you might...

They are not set as far in advance as you might think. Last year, I think we got 10 weeks notice for Masters Track Nationals in Indy. It was the week before (after?) a family wedding, so I really...
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Posted By RobertPaulson

Maybe just try and hit a solid season at the...

Maybe just try and hit a solid season at the track and leave the kit for a bit then, you'll get lots of opinions on what works for you or doesn't as the track time builds up. If you are sprint focus,...
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Posted By topflightpro

CDR, are you planning to do pursuits? If you are...

CDR, are you planning to do pursuits? If you are just doing 500s, you should be fine with just drop bars.
08-24-22, 09:51 PM
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Posted By Doge

Daniel is now a Pilot Instructor. He'll be part...

Daniel is now a Pilot Instructor. He'll be part of the largest pilot training group in the USA for the next 4 years.
He still rides....
08-19-22, 10:29 PM
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Posted By ridethecliche

carpediemracing I feel that a bit re having...

carpediemracing
I feel that a bit re having the goals but lacking the commitment. For me right now there's a certain element of futility since every time I start feeling good on the bike again, my...
08-10-22, 08:57 PM
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Posted By himespau

Holy cow, I feel like a rock star. I was cooling...

Holy cow, I feel like a rock star. I was cooling down after a group ride that I was supposed to be doing at z2 (yeah right, ride didn't have a set pace and I found a group too tempting not to chase)...
07-15-22, 11:11 AM
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Posted By ridethecliche

Living the family man dream!

Living the family man dream!
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Posted By sarals

I was browsing through, and I saw the thread, so...

I was browsing through, and I saw the thread, so I thought I'd say hi. I DID go to Masters Track Nats at Major Taylor. In spite of the oppressive heat and humidity, I had success. I was the only...
07-10-22, 01:38 PM
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Posted By Trakhak

A guy I used to train with was a terrible...

A guy I used to train with was a terrible sprinter, but (or, maybe, therefore) he could get right back up to his threshold speed after every sprint attempt. Since you can sprint hard enough to burn...
07-07-22, 10:26 AM
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Posted By Hermes

No. The problem is the time that is lost into...

No. The problem is the time that is lost into the wind or on a climb is not recovered from a tailwind or downhill. The way to prove this is ride real time trials against the clock with others. Any...
07-07-22, 06:26 AM
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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.
07-06-22, 07:22 PM
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Posted By RChung

No. But TTs are done in competition against...

No.

But TTs are done in competition against others. There are conditions (wind, hills) where even though everyone is slower, you might lose less than they do. At least, that's what you're aiming...
06-06-22, 06:06 PM
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Posted By himespau

Kids, man. Last year, my daughter was getting...

Kids, man. Last year, my daughter was getting near the point where I could see her outgrowing her 24" bike soon, so I bought her a 49x51 cm frameset to build her up her first road bike. Bought it a...
04-29-22, 11:38 AM
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Posted By Radish_legs

Thanks Carpe. Your videos on youtube were my...

Thanks Carpe. Your videos on youtube were my first introduction to learning crit tactics via video, and had a big influence long before I discovered NorCal. Especially the importance of conserving...
04-28-22, 04:16 PM
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Posted By globecanvas

sup

sup
04-22-22, 11:27 AM
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Posted By TMonk

We're in Escrow!!!!!! So stoked. Location is...

We're in Escrow!!!!!! So stoked. Location is not something I'm willing to compromise on and the single family home thing is more than we want to spend right now in central San Diego, so it's a...
04-11-22, 08:43 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Carson CBR criterium 4/10/22, Cat 2/3 combined:...

Carson CBR criterium 4/10/22, Cat 2/3 combined: 3/45 ish (my guess)

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04-10-22, 09:08 PM
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Posted By hbc07

First race ever (and first post ever): Had...

First race ever (and first post ever):

Had been riding around ~150 miles a week through the end of 2021. Tested positive for COVID Jan 1, and then got a new job at the end of Jan which meant I...
03-24-22, 02:04 PM
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Posted By ridethecliche

So I'll be living in philly full time starting...

So I'll be living in philly full time starting July. Looking at one of those old specialized tricross single speed bikes. Think it's a reasonable option for a city bike? It has a carbon fork which is...
03-17-22, 03:23 PM
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Posted By Radish_legs

Well to cap off this thread, going all the way...

Well to cap off this thread, going all the way from being curious about racing on the 33 to having NorCal Cycling actually do commentary on a cat 3/4 crit win for me. That's the peak. LOL.
...
03-08-22, 12:51 PM
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Posted By Andy Somnifac

This weekend went better than 2 weekends ago. No...

This weekend went better than 2 weekends ago. No crashing is a positive change. Just pack fodder finishes. I've been out of it for many years, so I need to learn to maintain better positioning so I'm...
03-08-22, 10:47 AM
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Posted By mattm

Been a busy season so far! A quick summary: ...

Been a busy season so far! A quick summary:

won some early season training crits
Tried to win our first NorCal crit, Cal Aggie, but failed and came in 3rd (that's the one Jeff crashed in, which...
03-05-22, 08:02 PM
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Posted By bampilot06

Didnt stay home, nor did I get dropped, nor did I...

Didnt stay home, nor did I get dropped, nor did I crash. Finished 20 out of 87. Officially hooked.
02-27-22, 10:29 PM
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Posted By Doge

This is a snag from Junior doing a loop last...

This is a snag from Junior doing a loop last week. He's not doing fighters, but loves this plane.
His flying future is still unknown and cycling is still what he enjoys. I have no reason to post...
01-28-22, 12:17 PM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Went full wanker and got the 2021 full pro kit of...

Went full wanker and got the 2021 full pro kit of the team our company sponsors (Novo). It was on sale and the colorway was awesome. Also it was our 100 year insulin anniversary year, so it's kinda...
01-08-22, 12:33 PM
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Posted By ridethecliche

I guess in the good news bent... I matched my...

I guess in the good news bent... I matched my first choice for child psychiatry fellowship and I'll be in Philly. GF and I are going to be in the same zip code for the first time in 3 years starting...
01-08-22, 12:32 PM
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Posted By ridethecliche

Re: vaccinations and infections. I think...

Re: vaccinations and infections.

I think infections are a poor barometer for evaluating efficacy. As someone else on this thread said earlier, this is going to be endemic and we need to plan for...
12-08-21, 09:51 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Last grad school class is tomorrow! Also received...

Last grad school class is tomorrow! Also received a fellowship! Stoke level is high.
11-21-21, 06:31 PM
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Posted By CliffordK

More weight!!! ...

More weight!!!

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=596403

I had troubles getting the mill over 5 MPH. It was a long ride home!!!

I'm not sure of the dynamics of a trailer...
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Posted By 700wheel

From CyclingUSA:SECTION 1. HELMETS MANDATORYPart...

From CyclingUSA:SECTION 1. HELMETS MANDATORYPart 1. At all times when participating in or preparing for an event held under a USA Cycling permit, including club rides, motorcycle drivers and all...
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Posted By BennyBikes

Carnac Kronus

Look for a beginner visored helmet for the track.
Anyone have much experience with the Carnac Kronus?

Blatantly inspired by the Mk1 Bambino. More looking for user reviews in general use at the...
11-08-21, 02:01 AM
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Posted By mattm

I won the "Lion's Den" amateur crit last weekend!...

I won the "Lion's Den" amateur crit last weekend!

We asked to get invited to the "pro" race but were denied, so we figured the best way to prove we deserve it was to win the "people's race."
...
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Posted By queerpunk

A lot of pursuiters ride this line. I've heard it...

A lot of pursuiters ride this line. I've heard it called "Lucy Lines" after the person who pioneered it, but I forget her name...

Basically, if you're on a straight, on the black line, looking...
10-23-21, 03:40 PM
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Posted By henrycroll

I did my first Cat 5 race at the end of the...

I did my first Cat 5 race at the end of the season this year (last local crit). I won, so I would say it went well. But the bigger story was my buddy, who forgot his shoes and managed to finish with...
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Posted By m@tty

All built up and ready for use. moving back to...

All built up and ready for use.
moving back to Glasgow next month so the Chris Hoy Velodrome will be a 25 minute drive.
...
10-05-21, 08:10 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I was literally thinking about this yesterday. I...

I was literally thinking about this yesterday. I was running conduit over the weekend for a new gas fireplace I'm installing, and I had to put conduit straps into my brick. So I had a container of...
10-04-21, 11:01 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

Surgery was a success. I had a lot of anxiety...

Surgery was a success. I had a lot of anxiety before going under so they put some benzo in the IV before wheeling me over to the OR, kinda made me feel buzzed. Then before I realized it I was waking...
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Posted By m@tty

starting to put it together today. really nice...

starting to put it together today.
really nice build quality the hydroformed tubing is very nice. I expected the down tube and seat tube to be from the same tubing to cut manufacturing costs but...
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Posted By m@tty

New frame arrived today! ...

New frame arrived today!

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09-21-21, 09:16 AM
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Posted By rivers

I had my first ever crit race over the weekend...

I had my first ever crit race over the weekend (thank you to those who commented on my tips thread), and it went pretty well all things considered. It was a small field (20 riders), so was an...
09-20-21, 03:03 AM
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Posted By ntnyln

I did my first mass start race in 2 years...

I did my first mass start race in 2 years yesterday. Considering I really haven't even done any group rides in that time (maybe 3 times with 3 or 4 guys) either the race went about as well as you...
09-16-21, 04:40 PM
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Posted By Psimet2001

Funny - a memory just came up in Facebook of when...

Funny - a memory just came up in Facebook of when I met up with CDR at Interbike and we all went out to dinner like 10 years ago. Aki is good people. Cycling is a small world.
09-16-21, 03:36 PM
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Posted By gsteinb

and I mean, yeah, we've met

and I mean, yeah, we've met
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