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07-22-21, 09:08 AM
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Posted By Hermes

I am 6 tall with long arms 74 wing span and...

I am 6 tall with long arms 74 wing span and legs 34 inch inseam. ERO wanted me to try 155 cranks. It is all about aero and breathing. Shorter cranks in pursuit allow a greater hip angle and...
07-21-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 16,516
Views: 1,008,726
Posted By ntnyln

Take a lesson from Cavendish and get it while you...

Take a lesson from Cavendish and get it while you can. Smash the crits and then get the promoter to change categories for the RR and smash that.
07-20-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By Enthalpic

Physiotherapy today went so well she says I don't...

Physiotherapy today went so well she says I don't have to come back anymore, just keep working on it at home. She modified the dynamic splint to be more aggressive by moving the safety pin.

ROM of...
07-20-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By gsteinb

I would have had them up on ebay already

I would have had them up on ebay already
07-19-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,006
Posted By JohnDThompson

Probably easier to describe when it doesn't suck....

Probably easier to describe when it doesn't suck. :innocent:
07-15-21, 11:00 PM
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Views: 391,541
Posted By Enthalpic

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One of these is going to be my new buddy. Born last Friday.
07-15-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 915
Posted By prj71

I'm surprised cup and cone are still on bikes...

I'm surprised cup and cone are still on bikes these days from the major manufacturers.
07-14-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 915
Posted By shelbyfv

This is incorrect.

This is incorrect.
07-14-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 915
Posted By katsup

The hubs that come with Giant SR3 (and SR2) are...

The hubs that come with Giant SR3 (and SR2) are cup and cone, not cartridge.
07-12-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16,516
Views: 1,008,726
Posted By wktmeow

Are you already signed up? You should go and...

Are you already signed up? You should go and just have fun with it. Even at my fittest, I had no chance of winning, and everyone passed me like I was standing still in the dirt (I hit the first...
07-02-21, 02:27 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By ntnyln

Just found out I'm going to get a nice promotion...

Just found out I'm going to get a nice promotion at work, but also found out that I'm not going to get the big promotion I really wanted due to politics. Talk about mixed emotions.
07-01-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,577
Posted By cmh

Race 5 of the same Wednesday series of my earlier...

Race 5 of the same Wednesday series of my earlier reports. 50+, small field (15-20 riders). I was beat in the finish by two riders last week that were both in this race. Last week's winner beat me by...
06-29-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,909
Posted By gsteinb

Im thinking the amount of space between the...

Im thinking the amount of space between the front of the pack and the finish line is finite.
06-24-21, 03:36 PM
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Views: 391,541
Posted By Enthalpic

Hospital visit number 15 for the finger... ...

Hospital visit number 15 for the finger... Custom splint #3 is even smaller and I only have to wear it while I sleep or do high-risk activities. Therapist is happy.

#Goldmember.
06-24-21, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By ntnyln

This is the truth. As we get closer to racing...

This is the truth. As we get closer to racing again here, I've been thinking the same thing about what happens if I get caught up in one of the no-race jitters crashes everyone is talking about. I do...
06-23-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,909
Posted By gsteinb

When I was a cat 5 we raced uphill both ways in...

When I was a cat 5 we raced uphill both ways in the snow.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,078
Posted By colnago62

There is this thing called liability. Groups tend...

There is this thing called liability. Groups tend to try to reduce that as much as possible. Around here, if you showed up with no helmet to an organized ride without signing the waiver, you would be...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,217
Posted By Baby Puke

Use the screws. Your track ends and axle nuts...

Use the screws. Your track ends and axle nuts will last longer.
06-17-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,909
Posted By colombo357

I got dropped in many a Cat 5 crit until I...

I got dropped in many a Cat 5 crit until I finally figured it out.

Decent fitness is a prerequisite. When you make a mistake, like letting a gap open or following the wrong wheel, fitness bails...
06-10-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By Psimet2001

The guy that hired me for my first "real job" was...

The guy that hired me for my first "real job" was a bit of a legend in the corporation. He told me, "Show up before your boss and go home after your boss leaves. If you just do that then what you...
06-03-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,577
Posted By cmh

I won my first race of the season! It was a...

I won my first race of the season! It was a short circuit race, 50+, 5 laps 1.3 miles each with a 136' hill and the start/finish line half way up. ~20 starters. 1 team had 3 strong riders and they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By Kimmo

The TCR is more like it. Worth upgrading, if the...

The TCR is more like it. Worth upgrading, if the fancy takes you
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By surak

A bike used for that long indoors would be the...

A bike used for that long indoors would be the perfect target for corrosion from sweat. I've seen the horror stories on SlowTwitch.
06-01-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,947
Posted By chaadster

Dude, it’s not a bashed together, Frankenstein,...

Dude, it’s not a bashed together, Frankenstein, hack-job bike, it’s an old, run-of-the-mill, department store bike with some replacement twist shifters and probably newer tires. That’s it. For...
05-31-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By big john

I never went there. Was it as fun as I suspect it...

I never went there. Was it as fun as I suspect it was?
05-30-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By gsteinb

They closed P&R! I feel like a war was won I...

They closed P&R! I feel like a war was won I started fighting in another era (wipes tear away).
05-28-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By TMonk

I'd have just told her that I was going to...

I'd have just told her that I was going to contact her insurance. Letting her know is a nice gesture. But, I don't think anyone who is insured would want to pay out of pocket for all of that, barring...
05-28-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By wktmeow

Go through insurance. Get a new bike and get...

Go through insurance. Get a new bike and get your back checked out.
05-28-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By gsteinb

This is a primer in what not to do, and why...

This is a primer in what not to do, and why cyclists remain second class citizens.
05-27-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By big john

I hope your back is ok.

I hope your back is ok.
05-27-21, 09:16 PM
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Views: 391,541
Posted By himespau

Yeah, it sounds like I should just call her...

Yeah, it sounds like I should just call her insurance. Maybe forward the most recent quote first so that she sees the ~$10k estimate and knows why I'm going to them.
05-27-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By big john

Friend was riding with his wife and got a flat....

Friend was riding with his wife and got a flat. While working on it his wife set her bike down on the shoulder of the road, there was no curb. Guy comes by in a pickup and runs over her bike. Driver...
05-27-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By TMonk

Screw that cop and screw that guy that hit you....

Screw that cop and screw that guy that hit you. And by the guy - I mean his insurance. He does have auto insurance right? If so, its not sweat off his back, milk it. Take your bike to the shop and...
05-26-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By TMonk

So I learned recently that LA Legion and...

So I learned recently that LA Legion and KHS/Elevate A squads will not be at Tour de Murrieta next weekend. There is some big USA Crits Air Force/Armed Forces race that will draw away a lot of Pro...
05-25-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By Enthalpic

My rim brake wheels are narrow.... Hospital...

My rim brake wheels are narrow....

Hospital called, Thursday morning O.R. booking. The saga of the million dollar finger continues. #GoldMember
05-25-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By gsteinb

hey I'm on rim brakes and tubular race wheels

hey I'm on rim brakes and tubular race wheels
05-22-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By caloso

Finished midpack and upright, really all I could...

Finished midpack and upright, really all I could hope for.
05-22-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By gsteinb

Camping on lake Champlain twenty minutes from...

Camping on lake Champlain twenty minutes from home
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05-21-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By gsteinb

but it's socialized medicine. Don't they get...

but it's socialized medicine. Don't they get those degrees from the back of rolling stone? :p

Great news on the ROM. Hope the surgery goes well. Keep us posted.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By tomato coupe

I think you counted wrong.

I think you counted wrong.
05-16-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16,516
Views: 1,008,726
Posted By Hermes

Today was my birthday and I turned 72. Woohoo! It...

Today was my birthday and I turned 72. Woohoo! It was overcast with occasional mist and drizzle. We did a 28 mile coastal z2 ride and I got a flat tire BD present from the cycling gods. That seems...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By DaveSSS

Your expanding plug may be slipping.

Your expanding plug may be slipping.
05-13-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,577
Posted By gsteinb

I may have learned that I like training better...

I may have learned that I like training better than racing, and hate the dieting the most. My local mountain climb race is happening in a few weeks, but I'll just drive over to get my tee shirt and...
05-13-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By himespau

And a nice Chianti?

And a nice Chianti?
05-12-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,541
Posted By Enthalpic

Do not make an enemy of this guy... probably...

Do not make an enemy of this guy... probably enjoys fava beans.
05-09-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16,516
Views: 1,008,726
Posted By gsteinb

can we put celebrity in quotes, please?

can we put celebrity in quotes, please?
Replies: 18
Views: 1,786
Posted By brawlo

It's not so much about what the US offers, but...

It's not so much about what the US offers, but what other countries have as restrictions. A LOT of countries, even if you can manage to fly to the US, will be putting returned travellers into...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,786
Posted By brawlo

I don't think it's going to be much of a "worlds"...

I don't think it's going to be much of a "worlds" this year. Still, it's a good chance to race against some higher level riders
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,355
Posted By caloso

This is a time honored tactic for us...

This is a time honored tactic for us non-climbers.

As far as training goes, hill repeats is the way to go. You don't need any equipment other than a stopwatch or timing function on your...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,786
Posted By Clythio

I've heard the same, about November, but now it...

I've heard the same, about November, but now it seems to be confirmed at October 2-9.
Booked hotel - can be canceled - but not plane tickets.
And..... there will be a Keirin "Demo" race for top...
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