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07-21-21, 08:16 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

So I was using a 51x15 because that's what I had...

So I was using a 51x15 because that's what I had before, and it seemed to be okay back then. However the others were running bigger gears, so instead of my 91-92" gear (I'll call it 91), they were...
07-21-21, 08:29 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

So I went to the track for the first time since...

So I went to the track for the first time since 2009, the last race I did before the race where I crashed and fractured my pelvis. Okay, got taken out, but whatever.

Anyway, couple riders were...
07-16-21, 08:53 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Ironically someone just stopped by with their...

Ironically someone just stopped by with their shop dog. Was scritching her until she sank to the cool garage floor and lay down. Then the person (runs a friendly rival garage) had to go.
07-15-21, 09:20 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

So demoralized at work today. Unhealthily so I...

So demoralized at work today. Unhealthily so I think. Back to where I was a month or six ago. I need to figure something out because it's close to unbearable. Boss is good, a couple coworkers, a few...
07-15-21, 09:18 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I did not see that. Wowsers. I still think...

I did not see that. Wowsers.

I still think it's amazing that there are such strong pros that can't do basic things well, like corner or whatnot.

I have to admit that when I lost about 40 lbs I...
07-14-21, 08:16 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks for this reminder. I better put a note on...

Thanks for this reminder. I better put a note on my stem for the next time I'm on a professional stage race on TV.

lol.
07-11-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 614
Posted By carpediemracing

As gsteinb said, there have been races at...

As gsteinb said, there have been races at Limerock. THey're like circuit races, like a race through Central Park. I suppose if you got the parking lot involved it'd be an actual crit. Not sure of...
07-10-21, 08:08 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I walked Into the bike room last night. Seemed...

I walked Into the bike room last night. Seemed much brighter. Looked around. Realized that the wood 2x2 that I put into the wall and hung various frames and couple wheel-less bikes had fallen off the...
07-10-21, 08:05 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Congrats?

Congrats?
07-04-21, 08:51 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

story. so about 2 years ago now, when he was 7,...

story. so about 2 years ago now, when he was 7, Junior installed a game by accident on my phone, Lords Mobile. I quickly googled it, didn't seem to have malware type stuff, it was a (from what I saw)...
06-30-21, 06:36 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I have white-ish glow in the dark tape. I am...

I have white-ish glow in the dark tape. I am unable to finish most of the races I start, at least this year. So there's that.
06-30-21, 06:35 PM
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Views: 4,578
Posted By carpediemracing

First, congrats on actually starting the race,...

First, congrats on actually starting the race, then finishing and even "participating" and placing in the race. Great job!

On results... 15 min protest period after results are posted, to make...
06-30-21, 06:00 PM
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Views: 516
Posted By carpediemracing

I can throw an n=1 data point in here. When...

I can throw an n=1 data point in here.

When I started on Zwift I had an SRM that was a wired version, i.e. not ANT+. So I had to wait until Zwift had my fluid trainer in their database. Once that...
06-29-21, 06:38 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Anthony has been riding away from the M50s, like...

Anthony has been riding away from the M50s, like starting his sprint 600m out and winning by 50m (spring races in CT). Placed something at the Nutmeg State games in the 123s.

I really like my...
06-29-21, 09:32 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I'm glad and not glad that it's not just me. ...

I'm glad and not glad that it's not just me.

I guess one thing I'm missing is the "friends feedback loop", where I can bounce ideas off people that aren't people at work or at home. So cycling...
06-28-21, 08:40 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I don't know but it looks cool!

I don't know but it looks cool!
06-28-21, 08:37 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks. Luckily for me my family's been my...

Thanks. Luckily for me my family's been my shelter. Both the Missus and Junior are incredible. The store manager (my boss) has been incredibly supportive, at one point forcing me to take a week off,...
06-28-21, 08:20 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Okay, so this is stuff I know - I've been around...

Okay, so this is stuff I know - I've been around a while, although this year I'm not in any kind of fitness compared to my peers.

Let me preface things by saying that the Rent course is not very...
06-26-21, 10:55 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

You're in CT or MA? Which Tues races are you...

You're in CT or MA?

Which Tues races are you referring to in your later response?
06-26-21, 10:49 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I've been having days like that for about a year...

I've been having days like that for about a year now, pretty much every day since July 2020 except maybe 10 or 15 days. Mentally I checked out in the fall last year, was absolutely losing it by Jan...
03-27-21, 07:37 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I did a race once, in the summer, and some guy...

I did a race once, in the summer, and some guy was riding in brown shorts. I rode near him and realized they were brown corduroys. I couldn't believe it - I wouldn't wear corduroys in warm weather...
03-27-21, 07:34 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I now carry a go bag around. Has various...

I now carry a go bag around. Has various supplies. Whenever I leave it at home it seems like we need it. I keep adding to it. No cycling stuff yet.

Some stuff includes: Advil, Zyrtec, Pepto,...
01-24-21, 09:31 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I realized a long time ago that I could get...

I realized a long time ago that I could get myself into big trouble if I started going hog wild on lottery tickets. I scare myself about stuff like this and then don't do it - heck, I was scared to...
10-20-20, 09:35 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Huh. I had bone grafts for receding bone. Ended...

Huh. I had bone grafts for receding bone. Ended up pulling a tooth about 5 years later (missing a molar now). My gums are definitely receded. I've resigned myself to losing all my teeth at some point...
10-20-20, 09:34 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

This is one of my sporadic "open my soul to BF"...

This is one of my sporadic "open my soul to BF" posts. I don't know where else to share this stuff.

Over time I realized at work that music is so, so important for my mental health. I hear the...
10-03-20, 07:20 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

There are two approaches to this. First, you hang...

There are two approaches to this. First, you hang onto them. When you finally get back on them everyone will be admiring your vintage bike with only 12 speeds and all that.

The other is that you...
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Views: 1,783
Posted By carpediemracing

I didn't think having a schedule would make a...

I didn't think having a schedule would make a difference for me but it has. I'm already looking forward to Sept of next year.
09-01-20, 10:00 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

At my race I got beat by a newish rider. I asked...

At my race I got beat by a newish rider. I asked him how old he was. He was born 2 or 3 years *after* I started promoting the Series. I told him as much. Heh. I think both of us were like "damn, he's...
08-30-20, 08:17 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

3:31 Ventoux

So yesterday when I saw that "France" was on the rotation I decided to do the Ventoux climb. It is listed at about 12 miles. I did the 8 mile Alpe in about 1.5 hours so I figured just a bit longer...
08-30-20, 08:09 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I realized this is how I think of the guys at...

I realized this is how I think of the guys at work, save one that is 1 year younger than me. I'm older than many of their dads, which is kind of weird (My current thing to say/think is that I have 15...
08-27-20, 08:02 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

At work I try and look after the guys. I feel...

At work I try and look after the guys. I feel sort of protective of them, as if they were my kids (and I very well could be their dad, based on ages). I'll go buy a big soda for them to split, or ice...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Same as mine but you're probably a 6-8 inches...

Same as mine but you're probably a 6-8 inches taller than me. I have yet to sit on my bike though, but TT is 5mm longer than my road bike, and seat tube is 1 deg shallower than my road bike. I think...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Hardcore! You probably have the same size...

Hardcore!

You probably have the same size frame as me, just waaaaay more post showing. lol.
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Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks. Honestly though I think it's a 60 minute...

Thanks. Honestly though I think it's a 60 minute job once you know what to do, and if you have a Dremel with a HD cutter blade. I spent most of my time trying to figure out what to do (before cutting...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Weight 135-140 lbs

Weight. It weighs 140 lbs for shipping purposes, 135 lbs I think is the actual weight.

I moved mine myself. I didn't realize how heavy it was, but it's possible to do it solo, it's just not...
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Posted By carpediemracing

I cut the head tube down on my CycleOps 300. It...

I cut the head tube down on my CycleOps 300. It was pretty straightforward. I thought I posted it somewhere in this forum but I don't remember.

The "before" picture - this was me thinking in...
06-04-20, 10:14 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Power? Are you back riding?

Power?

Are you back riding?
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Posted By carpediemracing

2020 Masters Nationals are Sept 1-6

https://www.usacycling.org/article/2020-national-championship-update-may-29th

I should probably cut the steerer tube on my track bike, figure out the BB, see what bars to put on, and all that kind...
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Views: 1,857
Posted By carpediemracing

A quick search turned up a response in Bike...

A quick search turned up a response in Bike Forums from a while ago:
https://www.bikeforums.net/track-cycling-velodrome-racing-training-area/401340-converting-zipp-950-disc.html
04-27-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,924
Posted By carpediemracing

Happier ones. My mom died from cancer in Aug...

Happier ones.

My mom died from cancer in Aug 2003 (okay, that's not happy). She was diagnosed in 2000, moved into my house almost immediately (she preferred to be treated in the US, my parents...
04-27-20, 09:49 AM
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Views: 2,924
Posted By carpediemracing

So first one to sort of echo the tragic one. I...

So first one to sort of echo the tragic one. I can't imagine that happening during the first race I promoted.

I'm glad you got to hold the race the following day. To be able to grieve together is...
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Views: 3,952
Posted By carpediemracing

Also this site for me has been a treasure of...

Also this site for me has been a treasure of info. They talk about putting grip tape on the roller of regular trainers (link below). They also address a lot of other stuff.

01 - Overview ? Up! Up!...
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Posted By carpediemracing

I'm no trackie but I'm looking to get into it....

I'm no trackie but I'm looking to get into it. Based on other people's advice here and elsewhere I got a CycleOps 300 Pro, basically a stationary bike with a massive flywheel (22 kg), powermeter...
04-17-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 68,749
Posted By carpediemracing

Yeah, at this point it's out of my hands so I'll...

Yeah, at this point it's out of my hands so I'll just take the news as it comes.

I should finish building my bike though. I think I can work on that in the next week or so.
04-17-20, 10:04 AM
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Views: 391,545
Posted By carpediemracing

Ha. Well there's that too. Around here there...

Ha. Well there's that too.

Around here there was a Masters rider that was out of the scene for a while. Then he popped up on Zwift, was rolling around at 5 w/kg for long periods of time. Everyone...
04-17-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 68,749
Posted By carpediemracing

I was targeting the Masters Track only because it...

I was targeting the Masters Track only because it was nearby this year. With not much lifting recently, very busy either with work or looking after Junior, I haven't had much time. And frankly it...
04-17-20, 08:42 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

There are definitely bugs in Zwift. I bet...

There are definitely bugs in Zwift.

I bet that first place rider either didn't do the course or had a software issue where Zwift thought s/he was riding when they were not. I've seen a clip of...
04-14-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,484
Posted By carpediemracing

For anyone wanting to do Alpe, I'm going up it...

For anyone wanting to do Alpe, I'm going up it starting now, maybe 10 min before I hit the "gate". Aki.Sato|EXPO

I'm going slow, with a couple friends intending on joining, you can shell me once...
04-09-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,925
Posted By carpediemracing

Smaller sprinters generally put down less power,...

Smaller sprinters generally put down less power, but they have a smaller aero hole to drill, so they end up about the same speed. To wit - if you look at Cavendish vs Kittel (about 1 min into the...
04-08-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,925
Posted By carpediemracing

Speed trumps position until speeds plateau. Then...

Speed trumps position until speeds plateau. Then position usually trumps speed. This from a more amateur racer where it isn't flat out for the last hour before the sprint. For pro races, since most...
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