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08-07-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,765
Posted By Doge

The insurance company wants to know how many...

The insurance company wants to know how many convictions you had, not how often you think you broke the law. Likewise, being a bully might get you a ticket from an officer for speeding, but it has...
07-29-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6,474
Views: 411,662
Posted By Doge

Another comment about fit that I expect most know...

Another comment about fit that I expect most know is that it should be tested with power at what you want to do.
One fit is not best for everything.
Your position might vary a bit based on the...
07-28-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6,474
Views: 411,662
Posted By Doge

Not a lot of responses like this, but I see this...

Not a lot of responses like this, but I see this all the time with other tools. We make [software] tools and there are very different results based on who is using them.

I like folks with...
07-25-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6,474
Views: 411,662
Posted By Doge

David is very good. I don't know if he does...

David is very good. I don't know if he does remote. I'm thinking maybe. Bike Fitting | Dave Jordaan Cyber Cycle Coach (https://cybercyclecoach.com/bike-fitting/)
07-23-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By Doge

I don't think it matters much at the TdF level of...

I don't think it matters much at the TdF level of mountains. I do think it matters at above 2km/6Kft. I would not have a rider train at altitude (much) for the TdF. A simple altitude tent in...
07-23-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,613
Posted By Doge

Just beating a dead horse to death. PST or PDT? ...

Just beating a dead horse to death. PST or PDT? We should all use UTC!
07-23-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,613
Posted By Doge

And GMT is not UTC. It has a summertime offset. ...

And GMT is not UTC. It has a summertime offset.
I think the RR is around 8:00 PDT meaning it will be over too late for me. Might be fun to see that start.
07-23-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,765
Posted By Doge

I don't, but I still think he won 7 tours. I...

I don't, but I still think he won 7 tours. I still think he was the greatest TdF rider of all time. The great Eddy was sanctioned 2 (or 3 I forget) times. Pogacar (and Lance) have not been sanctioned...
07-23-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By Doge

Relatively low in the mountain category. Whole...

Relatively low in the mountain category. Whole cities (La Paz) in S America 2X the peak height in the TdF peak mountain height. Euro riders that did the then Tour of Utah and Tour of CO found the...
07-23-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,613
Posted By Doge

Can we all post in UTC? I'm very confused. Or...

Can we all post in UTC? I'm very confused. Or at least the time zone.
07-17-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,108
Posted By Doge

There is the public spitting, throwing urine and...

There is the public spitting, throwing urine and punching thing.
When other riders are allowed to win - there are more benefits. This may translate to waiting if there is a mechanical to working...
07-16-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,108
Posted By Doge

EricF and MinnMan - My point was not so much...

EricF and MinnMan - My point was not so much about what I like, but making friends in the peloton and with the French. I've heard a prior TdF rider state "The French don't like winners". Case...
07-16-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,108
Posted By Doge

Too soon to tell. There are some other...

Too soon to tell. There are some other youngsters not participating and some that are where a year or two can make a big difference. Remco was not performing well in the Giro, but before cracking...
07-15-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,680
Posted By Doge

As in most sports, cycling is entertainment. I...

As in most sports, cycling is entertainment. I thought he should have backed off and let others show. To me, he's not there yet and it shows he's younger.
Armstrong backed off - a bit and didn't...
07-13-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,680
Posted By Doge

Merckx was caught doping multiple times and...

Merckx was caught doping multiple times and somewhat of a PED pioneer.
I expect he benefited in rides he was not caught on.

Allow modern riders the same stuff Eddie took and and you'd see...
07-13-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,680
Posted By Doge

It is more strategic now - and faster. I would...

It is more strategic now - and faster. I would not expect the same Merckx to do as well today. Everyone is faster and his "help" would realize more than a few sanctions in current racing.
Merckx...
07-12-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6,474
Views: 411,662
Posted By Doge

Texas Crit Nats was Sunday in Austin. I told...

Texas Crit Nats was Sunday in Austin. I told junior I'd fly out to watch (today is his 23rd BDay). He declined and wanted to do the beer olympics. I guess it is a thing. He said the field was...
07-12-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,680
Posted By Doge

Remco might be up there. Certainly one of the...

Remco might be up there. Certainly one of the best starts. Cracking a hip is not good. We shall see.
07-12-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,680
Posted By Doge

In context of his quote [females] of all TIME, ...

In context of his quote [females] of all TIME, Jeanie Longo should be considered.
In context of this thread being the current time and unqualified, I think the poll is pretty accurate.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 8,932
Posted By Doge

I did not read this thread. I recently got a...

I did not read this thread.
I recently got a very cool big motorcycle. Suddenly I get waved at a lot. I did not know about this thing.
On my bike that I pedal - motorcycle riders do not wave at...
07-11-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,769
Posted By Doge

I'm not so sure this was not just lost in the...

I'm not so sure this was not just lost in the translation / the reporter looking for a story. As reported - it doesn't look good.
Merckx winning was so long ago (two generations) I don't see the...
06-30-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,527
Posted By Doge

Brandon in last. I assume holding back to help. ...

Brandon in last. I assume holding back to help. Maybe crash. I didn't get the story. I'd of thought he was good for a top 20 but was wondering if he would hold back. Last place is hard to do.
06-28-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,448
Posted By Doge

Different country have different standards. ...

Different country have different standards. Accidents due to negligence can be crimes (the axe handle flying off), or at a minimum, you are responsible for paying for the damage and maybe some pain...
06-28-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,448
Posted By Doge

If you are racing and the road is closed and...

If you are racing and the road is closed and permitted - yes*. Just like if you cross the freeway cars are allowed to hit you. You are not to do that. How you know that is something you need to...
06-28-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,448
Posted By Doge

Same as everything else from auto racing to...

Same as everything else from auto racing to giving cyclist 3 feet. It is her business to know when she goes to the venue. How - is not something that needs to be determined.

I get it - a bunch...
06-28-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,448
Posted By Doge

It is enforcing for a few seconds in places with...

It is enforcing for a few seconds in places with many authorities already. I think this is a matter of choice, not capability.
06-26-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,314
Posted By Doge

I run white bar tape. Just a data point for you...

I run white bar tape. Just a data point for you :-)
06-26-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,448
Posted By Doge

There needs to be a law! Leave it to the French...

There needs to be a law! Leave it to the French to make one.

Move anything attached to you onto the course within 10 seconds of a rider approaching and be fined. Do not penalize any other...
06-24-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,716
Posted By Doge

For the bike and component companies, USA is a...

For the bike and component companies, USA is a good size market for their top bikes. Maybe less so with all the eBikes.
It is a niche sport where for some brands it doesn't matter, but for other...
06-24-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,716
Posted By Doge

There are a ton of variables as-it-is in standard...

There are a ton of variables as-it-is in standard tour. I like variables, but not randomness. To me variable are things you plan for and know about.

I also find it interesting to read of...
06-24-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,716
Posted By Doge

That is an interesting equation. Right now all...

That is an interesting equation. Right now all the USA riders are there to sacrifice for their GC guy. It would not be unusual for them to even hold back in an ITT to help another day. ...
06-23-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,716
Posted By Doge

What 4. Is Bernal in it? I didn't look, but I...

What 4. Is Bernal in it? I didn't look, but I thought not.
06-19-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,680
Posted By Doge

Also see how Luke won the USA PRO crit this week...

Also see how Luke won the USA PRO crit this week - had he been born one day later, he would have been a junior.
06-12-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,840
Posted By Doge

Bike racing is about winning. Focus on that over...

Bike racing is about winning. Focus on that over speed and power etc.
06-12-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,840
Posted By Doge

Often the shorter races just start full gas. ...

Often the shorter races just start full gas. This is especially true of junior races. Warm up is more significant. I expect your race was <30 min?
06-12-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 29,852
Posted By Doge

She and Connie were in the same Acton race I was...

She and Connie were in the same Acton race I was in. I got to see them at the start line.
06-09-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,314
Posted By Doge

It seemed pretty fast to me (watching). He was...

It seemed pretty fast to me (watching). He was certainly struggling and lots of predictable reasons for that.
Things are different now and he pays his entry so if a DNF and/or sufferings at the...
06-09-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,314
Posted By Doge

Were you #13? My kid said someone "from the...

Were you #13? My kid said someone "from the forums" was talking to him.
06-02-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6,474
Views: 411,662
Posted By Doge

I got an air bag vest today for when I ride on...

I got an air bag vest today for when I ride on the big bike. It is quite comfortable. It weighs about 2-3 lbs (guessing). It would certainly be a handicap for a racer.
If they just made this...
05-28-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6,474
Views: 411,662
Posted By Doge

Yes. I had 3 altercations with cars in the days...

Yes.
I had 3 altercations with cars in the days when I commuted. Just go direct to the insurance company.

Also good to be medically checked out. Insurance has some stupid formula for pain and...
05-28-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By Doge

I'm not a coach but I've paid a lot of them in...

I'm not a coach but I've paid a lot of them in multiple disciplines and I ride with several older than you. I know older experiance riders can be quite fast. Starting at an older age - I just have no...
05-27-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By Doge

How old are you and how many TT miles you got in...

How old are you and how many TT miles you got in your legs? Do you know how to TT?
If <30 male, I think many could in a year of < 7 hours a week of focused training. Not including diet and sleep...
05-27-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,820
Posted By Doge

I assume the belts - which I see a lot of, and...

I assume the belts - which I see a lot of, and the shafts share the same issue to different degrees. Flex.

The psychological benefit of having a clean bike, ceramic this/that, silk tubulars and...
05-26-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,820
Posted By Doge

Never waxed one. I bought waxed chains from...

Never waxed one.
I bought waxed chains from friction facts every year before nats for my kid. They were about $40 more. I think they made a phycological difference and they were nice and clean...
05-26-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6,474
Views: 411,662
Posted By Doge

I realize I'm being somewhat hypocritical as now...

I realize I'm being somewhat hypocritical as now my kid is not on LUX/any team he's at the receiving end. Then as juniors they had no other choice. And they also stopped doing most local junior races...
05-25-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6,474
Views: 411,662
Posted By Doge

Unrelated to racing...I (me, not kid) did this. I...

Unrelated to racing...I (me, not kid) did this. I actually think it will greatly improve my fitness. About the price of the highest priced bicycles....
05-25-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6,474
Views: 411,662
Posted By Doge

Nothing has proven to be better.

Nothing has proven to be better.
05-25-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6,474
Views: 411,662
Posted By Doge

Latex in clinchers are PIA. I use/used them. ...

Latex in clinchers are PIA. I use/used them. Any little glass cut and the tube wants to peak out and pop. Sans cuts, mounting etc. they are better, but they find ways to sneak under anything but...
05-25-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6,474
Views: 411,662
Posted By Doge

Pretty much for MTB. For road - they race on...

Pretty much for MTB. For road - they race on tubulars with latex tubes. I think that is what they race on, but I'm a bit out of touch. It is a rather minor thing, but I think the state-of-the-art...
05-24-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6,474
Views: 411,662
Posted By Doge

I expect trail runners could beat this, but the...

I expect trail runners could beat this, but the fun part was they were cyclists.

Junior flew to SoCal Friday climb Mt Baldy (A well know SoCal mountain furiousferret ) fast with his LUX alum...
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