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06-13-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,883
Posted By TMonk

45+ is a super deep field in SCNCA. I think...

45+ is a super deep field in SCNCA. I think there is more talent and power than 35+.
06-13-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,883
Posted By furiousferret

SCNCA State Champs 50+ 14th I know...

SCNCA State Champs 50+ 14th

I know technically it's a district, but it covers 26 million people, so I kinda feel the term 'district' underrates the quality.

36 miles over hilly terrain. I did a...
04-12-22, 04:49 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 79,836
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I'd agree with this. I'm small, only 5ft6in...

I'd agree with this.

I'm small, only 5ft6in and weigh 140lbs. I can drop that weight more and probably should a little. My ftp doesn't sound great, around 260 at the moment but had it up to 280...
04-11-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 79,836
Posted By TMonk

nslckevin the circuit that goes up to McLaughlin...

nslckevin the circuit that goes up to McLaughlin and back? Killer race, did it a couple times in collegiate (WCCC) between 2006 and 2009.
04-10-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 79,836
Posted By nslckevin

You guys keep talking like our 100 kg with 20kg...

You guys keep talking like our 100 kg with 20kg of fat guy example is at peak fitness or something. The training (along with dieting) that he does to lose that weight is going to more than make of...
11-21-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,642
Posted By burnthesheep

Tires. If you own a cyclocross bike, ride that...

Tires. If you own a cyclocross bike, ride that instead. You're down 30w or more immediately over some 25mm GP5000's and modestly aero wheels. Add then the aero loss of riding in a more upright...
11-20-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,203
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...
11-08-21, 02:01 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 33,993
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."
...
08-11-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,775
Posted By carpediemracing

Two separate things here. The first... the...

Two separate things here.

The first... the older rider may be getting something out of it. I'm sure he realizes that crits are just not for him, at least not normally. So to do better for the team...
08-11-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,775
Posted By TMonk

I guess it kind of depends on your goals for the...

I guess it kind of depends on your goals for the ride. When I do group rides, my main goal is to just squeeze my legs a lot. This implies a lot of pulling through (potentially with light...
08-10-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,775
Posted By carpediemracing

haha no offense. I know what I am and I am what I...

haha no offense. I know what I am and I am what I am.

Honestly at the back of the field I do very few big efforts. Generally I coast into the back of the group as they exit each turn, I try not to...
08-07-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 33,993
Posted By Andy Somnifac

No good stories. Raced for the first time in 7...

No good stories. Raced for the first time in 7 years. Just looking for a pack finish to get back in the swing of things. Reasonably fast race, especially when you factor in cat 4s apparently still...
08-06-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 33,993
Posted By Psimet2001

Velodrome again last night. Small fields so they...

Velodrome again last night. Small fields so they ran 3's with 4's. Normally not a problem but when there are about 3-4 guys in the 3's that should be 2's it makes for a spicy night.

Haven't had...
Replies: 46
Views: 5,119
Posted By Baby Puke

This is the NHK link if any of you can get it,...

This is the NHK link if any of you can get it, showing all the heats.

https://sports.nhk.or.jp/olympic/highlights/content/0c92d1a6-205c-486e-b11c-9c779ad11273/
07-06-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,049
Posted By Psimet2001

We have run multiple races at different...

We have run multiple races at different car/motorcycle race tracks over many years. They are great venues.

I ran one at the Blackhawk Raceway Farms in South Beloit. Another team started it before...
07-05-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,049
Posted By gsteinb

In my experience right angle turns are safer than...

In my experience right angle turns are safer than bends because it provides natural separation. Wide roads and bends tend to find taking weird lines all over unless there's enough wind to force folks...
06-28-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,775
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...
06-23-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,775
Posted By rubiksoval

Yeah, this is good. It's essentially my go-to. ...

Yeah, this is good. It's essentially my go-to.

In training, pedal as much as possible and put out as many kJ as possible (including group rides, which may necessitate riding at the front or off...
06-23-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,775
Posted By Psimet2001

Having a technical element always makes a race...

Having a technical element always makes a race safer. Hill or corner, etc. It helps eliminate those that barely have the fitness to stay in the race...the ones who can't think straight when the...
06-16-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,775
Posted By Psimet2001

Sorry to keep posting in this one but after our...

Sorry to keep posting in this one but after our group ride last night I had 2 faster riders come up to me and ask about racing their first races up at ToAD this upcoming week. I think I brain and...
06-16-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,775
Posted By Psimet2001

This always reminds me of the quote I have on the...

This always reminds me of the quote I have on the back of my business cards: "Strange people, bike riders. They imagine a racing bike is made for going quickly. They're wrong. A racing bike is made...
06-15-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,775
Posted By kensuf

Cat 5 crits aren't about average speed. They're...

Cat 5 crits aren't about average speed. They're about taking a pack of wild ferrets and shoving them down your pants. Getting your average speed up won't help if you're dropped the second there's an...
06-14-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,775
Posted By Psimet2001

We always say that there is an inverse...

We always say that there is an inverse relationship between talent and the amount of talking about the race after the race finishes.
06-14-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,775
Posted By Chris O

Thanks all, I'll do some more races. We have a...

Thanks all, I'll do some more races. We have a local weekly Tuesday night series so I plan on doing some more of those in July and August. The experience was valuable in that I was focusing on...
06-10-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 1,279,327
Posted By Hermes

I tried a new motor pacing session at Velo Sports...

I tried a new motor pacing session at Velo Sports Center in Carson last night. The guy who ran the session is a coach somewhat new to VSC. 30 lap warm up and then 3x8 lap motor paced 2k pursuits...
05-23-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 33,993
Posted By burnthesheep

Win! Can't find a good side pic yet of...

Win!

Can't find a good side pic yet of riding on course, but had a good regional TT champ day. I won 4/5 and time was good for 8th fastest overall. A couple masters and a couple 1/2 guys really...
04-08-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,821
Posted By Doge

With steel pedals, and steel BB spindle, Di2 1X...

With steel pedals, and steel BB spindle, Di2 1X this tipped in just under 12# with out the bottle. Stuff gets squishy much under 12# so that seemed like a good place to stop.
...
04-02-21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 1,279,327
Posted By rubiksoval

I can't seem to get my Vo2 to budge. I've tried...

I can't seem to get my Vo2 to budge. I've tried the long aerobic 8-12 minute intervals route, I've tried the Hunter Allen vo2 route (3 and 5 mins at 118% and 115% ftp). I've tried the 95% of actual...
12-11-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,907
Posted By caloso

Double wut.

Double wut.
12-11-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,907
Posted By Surfer77

Wut?!

Wut?!
12-09-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,311
Posted By colnago62

In the case of both of these two, it was a self...

In the case of both of these two, it was a self inflicted gunshot. Clearly, they learned nothing from the Kappernick incident. I get that they are young, however number one rule in athletics is donít...
12-08-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,907
Posted By caloso

You're not overthinking it if you are worried...

You're not overthinking it if you are worried about a one-of-a-kind bike. The saying is "don't race what you can't afford to replace" and I would consider a unique paint job to qualify. On the...
12-04-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,311
Posted By rubiksoval

Companies are represented by the athletes they...

Companies are represented by the athletes they endorse. By extension, the viewpoints of those athletes reflect on the company. Any company with an athlete vocally endorsing or even expressing...
07-29-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,442
Posted By caloso

My guess is that Cat 5 races are going to be even...

My guess is that Cat 5 races are going to be even worse this way than before, since a bunch of them have been doing Zwift races, which do this excessively. They're all going to think that's how...
07-13-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 81,919
Posted By topflightpro

I opted not to race this past weekend. Just...

I opted not to race this past weekend. Just didn't seem necessary for me to travel to race right now. All my races are cancelled for the year. I'm looking at 2021.

I like racing, but I'm OK with...
07-13-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 81,919
Posted By Psimet2001

I'm getting to that point. As an LA President -...

I'm getting to that point. As an LA President - this isn't what I signed up for. USAC needs to take a stand and do the right thing. The right thing is to just cancel everything for the season. They...
07-07-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,365
Posted By JLTD

We raced again here in UT a couple weeks ago. ...

We raced again here in UT a couple weeks ago. USAC sanctioned this time, and with no racing pretty much anywhere a handful of pro's showed up who'd been in the area training. Quinn Simmons and...
05-12-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,365
Posted By furiousferret

A few times I've Strava stalked Zwifters and what...

A few times I've Strava stalked Zwifters and what they do on the Zwift doesn't compare with their Segment standings. I don't think many are being intentionally dishonest, more than likely the PM they...
05-10-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,764
Posted By gsteinb

Still, once I hung on to my lead in a field...

Still, once I hung on to my lead in a field sprint for the win on a front flat tubular. Wouldn't want to hit turn 1, but try that on a clincher!
Replies: 2
Views: 1,032
Posted By Morelock

about 10 years ago I went down the fork/wheel...

about 10 years ago I went down the fork/wheel rabbit hole. (for triathlon/tt'ing) I ended up with a Time Bandit fork with a Hed Jet 90... then I had a custom MDT (Argos) Fork made to work with my...
Replies: 5,936
Views: 727,427
Posted By queerpunk

both helmets are super common.

both helmets are super common.
Replies: 2,806
Views: 490,940
Posted By Baby Puke

Photo essay on the Guardian: ...

Photo essay on the Guardian:
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2020/mar/02/bikes-and-bruises-2020-track-cycling-world-championships-in-pictures
Replies: 43
Views: 7,468
Posted By nlaughton

Whole thing will get cancelled due to corona...

Whole thing will get cancelled due to corona virus :(
Replies: 4
Views: 1,362
Posted By queerpunk

Lee's dominance in the past few years really...

Lee's dominance in the past few years really makes me wish things had turned out differently for Kristina Vogel - the two of them could have had an absolutely amazing rivalry.
02-14-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,683
Posted By sean.hwy

The only diet/people that I see on large basis...

The only diet/people that I see on large basis that is not fat is Japan. I think some it's their diet but I think a much large part is portion control....
Replies: 82
Views: 14,591
Posted By caloso

My kid is 15 and was just getting a taste of...

My kid is 15 and was just getting a taste of this. He was playing "select" which is just a notch below traveling team soccer. We'd do a handful of tournaments each year, but most were within...
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