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06-06-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,529
Posted By furiousferret

Copperopolis Road Race My plan was tear...

Copperopolis Road Race

My plan was tear apart the field because really I thought that was the only chance I had. The hill was probably too small for me to do that, and 2 of us worked hard but it...
06-03-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,529
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...
05-31-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,529
Posted By furiousferret

I was probably the worst rated cyclist in the US...

I was probably the worst rated cyclist in the US in 2014, 2015 and that's not an exaggeration. I was outrageously bad for a few years. Probably the only reason I am still doing to is for some...
05-31-21, 03:17 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,529
Posted By Yep

I started a cat 3/4 crit last week (40 minutes,...

I started a cat 3/4 crit last week (40 minutes, cool dedicated closed circuit) and made 4 laps (!).

Basically we had a grid start and I was at the back. A couple of folks ahead of me couldn't clip...
05-23-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,529
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...
05-17-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,529
Posted By wktmeow

Raced CBR after Thursday's second Pfizer dose. ...

Raced CBR after Thursday's second Pfizer dose. It was fast and (for me) difficult, but I don't think I raced it super well. Not sure if cobwebs or vaccine is to blame, I pretty much just played...
04-27-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,529
Posted By topflightpro

Nice job T-Monk. I highlighted the part...

Nice job T-Monk.

I highlighted the part that really spoke to me. There have been many times in my racing career where I did not push hard enough at the right time because I didn't think I...
04-27-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,529
Posted By TMonk

2021 race stories

Figured I'd start this thread again, only this time three months later than last year (for obvious reasons). I know that waterrockets and some others (?) have already posted race results elsewhere.
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02-19-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,686
Posted By burnthesheep

If folks like Canyon still have issues with aero...

If folks like Canyon still have issues with aero seat masts and design/wear issues with a brand new 2020/2021 bike like TODAY, how in the world are they going to add all that into an aero seat mast...
02-10-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 25,771
Posted By TMonk

Well, it depends on your racing category and...

Well, it depends on your racing category and size. At cat 4/5, I don't think many are capable of that regardless of size. At cat 1/2, I'd bet that many are.

I'm cat 2, 65 kg/145 lbs and have been...
01-27-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,466
Posted By Hermes

Vaccinated

Vaccinated
01-26-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,466
Posted By topflightpro

We got a dog! We had to put our dog down...

We got a dog!

We had to put our dog down about a year and a half ago. And now we are fostering a new dog. She's a 2-year-old mutt. She looks like a Boxer/Boston Terrier mix. It's fun having a dog...
01-25-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,885
Posted By TMonk

what mattm said. We were getting along just fine...

what mattm said. We were getting along just fine without them. I routinely put in 5-6 hour rides with a 20+ degree temperature differential and I manage to carry enough food. The pockets are stuffed...
01-25-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16,514
Views: 1,008,499
Posted By cmh

Weight is slowly moving in the right direction at...

Weight is slowly moving in the right direction at 1-2 lbs per month. I don't ever seem to lose weight any faster than that, and maybe that is OK. I'm just a few lbs over what I believe is my best...
01-25-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16,514
Views: 1,008,499
Posted By rubiksoval

Yeah! 6 MJs! Solid.

Yeah! 6 MJs! Solid.
01-24-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16,514
Views: 1,008,499
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Honestly, from strava stalking most of the "z2"...

Honestly, from strava stalking most of the "z2" rides I see pros do are really mellow. It has changed how I approach most of my z2 days. If you can get 90-95% of the benefits with next to no fatigue,...
01-24-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,885
Posted By rubiksoval

I know two Rally pros, one junior, one U-23, and...

I know two Rally pros, one junior, one U-23, and one 45+ dude that has these types of bags.

And no one else.

What do they keep in there?

Seems like something straight out of high school.
11-17-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,661
Posted By furiousferret

About a third of our population is not...

About a third of our population is not responsible enough for social media.... I have been on a gamer forum for 20 years and after that game died its turned into a racist, anti semitic, conspiracy...
11-04-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,523
Posted By gsteinb

I have no idea who this is or what it's about. Is...

I have no idea who this is or what it's about. Is it the Qanon replacement?
11-03-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,523
Posted By TMonk

I'm a hater. I hope this means that they won't...

I'm a hater. I hope this means that they won't bully the criterium scene in socal so much. Every race is basically a Legion TTT before the inevitable Justin or Cory sprint. I mean, it's cool to be a...
11-02-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,523
Posted By Hapsmo911

L39ion goes continental

Good news on this typical monday for me. Hope they can secure and maintain sponsorship..
...
10-14-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,466
Posted By gsteinb

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10-12-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,893
Posted By Yep

Did my first UK hill climb yesterday. (top 10...

Did my first UK hill climb yesterday. (top 10 overall) They're a big deal (in a normal season) over here and mostly take place in September and October. This one was a 2:30 minute effort by the...
10-11-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 68,723
Posted By himespau

Love that quote.

Love that quote.
09-17-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 163,436
Posted By Flatballer

No, I program/configure/update/install SCADA...

No, I program/configure/update/install SCADA systems for electric utilities.
09-15-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 163,436
Posted By Flatballer

Those of you who program (or perhaps even more...

Those of you who program (or perhaps even more importantly, those of you who write short/small scripts or programs) how do you stop from getting sucked in?

​​​​​​I have a script I'm working on for...
09-07-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,893
Posted By Cypress

Raced a 117-mile Fondo TT and won. Raced a gravel...

Raced a 117-mile Fondo TT and won. Raced a gravel race and won. Racing another gravel race this weekend and probably won't win. The promoter is expecting some sort of grand battle between Stafano...
08-08-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16,514
Views: 1,008,499
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Managed 24.4 for 2hrs doing a very, very flat...

Managed 24.4 for 2hrs doing a very, very flat tempo ride going back and forth on a 6.5mi stretch of road. The route was basically for the novelty, I don't think I've even broken 24 for a solo hour...
08-06-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 54,432
Posted By Hermes

I read Sir Chris Hoy’s book. I am not sure that...

I read Sir Chris Hoy’s book. I am not sure that he ever had a pro license since he raced for British Cycling. Although the queen did knight him. He is famous for World Cup, Olympics, Pan Am Games,...
08-04-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 54,432
Posted By rubiksoval

Like I said, you have an extremely small sphere....

Like I said, you have an extremely small sphere. It's not representative of amateur or junior cycling in any way, shape, or form.

Your last paragraph is so wildly irrelevant I don't even know if...
08-04-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 54,432
Posted By rubiksoval

Doge, your perception of cat 1s and amateurs and...

Doge, your perception of cat 1s and amateurs and even juniors is skewed by involvement with a very, very specific elite subgroup of riders.

And when I say skewed, I mean skewed liked the Grand...
08-03-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 54,432
Posted By rubiksoval

Cat 1s are just the fastest slow people.

Cat 1s are just the fastest slow people.
08-03-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 54,432
Posted By topflightpro

I think these two points agree. If you do not...

I think these two points agree. If you do not nurture an innate talent or genetic advantage, you will not develop into a world class champion. Doge keeps mentioning all these kids who probably could...
07-07-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,893
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...
06-30-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,466
Posted By merlinextraligh

Pcad's passing is really horrible news. He was...

Pcad's passing is really horrible news. He was definitely a force in defining BF in the early days. Early on, his posts were quite informative, then he just began going for humor, which also had its...
06-26-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,006
Posted By Beaker

Attn: Bay Area racers The virtual Berkeley Hills Road Race starts July 4th

It's basically been years since I've posted on BF, but I've got a good reason to resurface. I'm currently co-president of the Berkeley Bicycle Club out here in the East Bay region of the greater SF...
06-22-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16,514
Views: 1,008,499
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

CTL finally cracked 60 yesterday.

CTL finally cracked 60 yesterday.
06-03-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,893
Posted By Wylde06

4.5 mile Merckx TT last night. The (delayed)...

4.5 mile Merckx TT last night. The (delayed) start of our club racing. A poll went out to all members a week or 2 ago asking who wanted to race and something like 86% percent of people said yes..so...
06-01-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,893
Posted By JLTD

We raced this weekend in Utah! No USAC sanction,...

We raced this weekend in Utah! No USAC sanction, but permitted through the county and insured independently. COVID questionnaire and temperature checks at check-in. Limited field sizes (30 per group)...
06-01-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 68,723
Posted By JLTD

We raced in Utah this past weekend. Non-USAC,...

We raced in Utah this past weekend. Non-USAC, but permitted by the county and insured through an independent company. COVID questionnaire and temperature checks at sign-in. Fields were limited to...
05-20-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,671
Posted By Spesh

I miss racing. I miss being on the road.

This strange summer is starting to feel like what's normal for the last 10 years will not be here for at least one.
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04-26-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,924
Posted By Ttoc6

I'll start with a memory of a race that I didn't...

I'll start with a memory of a race that I didn't win. I don't even remember the result. It's the context of the race that matters to me. I was a junior in college (2016) and was in charge of being...
04-25-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,700
Posted By procrit

This post didnít age well.

This post didnít age well.
04-24-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16,514
Views: 1,008,499
Posted By Ttoc6

Yesterday got a quick little ride in. Kept it...

Yesterday got a quick little ride in. Kept it fast. Super windy! Felt good to ride tempo again

Today got up early and summitted and skied a mountain (Ben Lomond) with a buddy. Not quick. 2 miles...
04-24-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16,514
Views: 1,008,499
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I tested negative for covid, just regular old...

I tested negative for covid, just regular old pneumonia. Hopefully start spinning again in the next week, but won't rush it.
04-24-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,466
Posted By Cypress

Givin' em the ol' bowling ball

Givin' em the ol' bowling ball
04-23-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,466
Posted By big john

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04-22-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,466
Posted By himespau

Did some quick google conversions, and those...

Did some quick google conversions, and those would only cost $50-70 in today's money (basically asked it to convert $6-8 in '65 money, so I didn't look at the cheap ones). For some reason, I'd been...
04-21-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,466
Posted By big john

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04-21-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,925
Posted By rubiksoval

Position. Especially in crits. If you're...

Position.

Especially in crits. If you're not in the right position before a crucial turn then speed doesn't even matter.
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