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09-22-21, 07:18 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Jeepers. I had to look it up. I wish you the...

Jeepers. I had to look it up. I wish you the best.

On a positive note, you're probably still higher in FTP than me as well as probably being a few minutes faster than me for average mile pace.
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09-17-21, 06:53 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks. I still owe you a dinner. I'm...

Thanks.

I still owe you a dinner.

I'm really psyched that you sponsor Camie. She's been ripping up the track.
09-17-21, 06:01 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Ha! I was looking at the splits etc last...

Ha!

I was looking at the splits etc last night. You had the fumble on the first lap? So you had a phenomenal time, all considering.

As far as BF goes, I think I had my pause for a few years. I...
09-09-21, 07:43 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Apparently I have a set of stories, and I tell...

Apparently I have a set of stories, and I tell them to new people. So when I met someone new the Missus said, "Oh, you have a new audience you can tell your stories to!" and not in a sarcastic way.
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09-08-21, 09:40 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Did I post this already? I sporadically use...

Did I post this already?

I sporadically use gas engine stuff - generators (a few), wheeled leaf blower (2), weed wacker things (2, and they are 2 stroke), and a snow blower. I started the leaf...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Err I'm a long, long way away from that! haha....

Err I'm a long, long way away from that! haha. But man, I am hooked. I get out there and instantly feel like, yeah, this is it. I didn't get that feeling in SoCal or when I line up for a crit. I...
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So looking at TTown posts, Kim was inducted in...

So looking at TTown posts, Kim was inducted in the Hall of Fame the night I was there. But when they started doing the announcements, Junior had to go to the bathroom, and he needed food, so we...
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Huh. Ironically I have a longer version one but...

Huh. Ironically I have a longer version one but since I couldn't get it to fit right I stuck it on the CycleOps spin bike. I'll put it on my Dolan and see how it is.
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Posted By carpediemracing

I hadn't thought of the sliding forward. As it is...

I hadn't thought of the sliding forward. As it is I will slide forward on the Adamo, almost like I'm pushing back on the horns instead of sitting on top of the junction of them. Part of the reason...
08-31-21, 08:41 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Bah, I can't help. I have non-UT, non-compact. ...

Bah, I can't help. I have non-UT, non-compact.

I was just looking at my (10s) 175 Chorus square taper crank arms, digging through stuff looking for wacky parts for my track bike. I bought the...
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The bike as I'll probably race it for the 500m....

The bike as I'll probably race it for the 500m. This picture from this past Saturday. Experimented with a couple bars, stems, lots of experimenting with gearing. Ridden on two tracks.

NEV which is...
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I only looked at her coaching site where she...

I only looked at her coaching site where she lists her palmares. That picture puts it in perspective.
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Posted By carpediemracing

Ironically one of the NEV race nights ended quite...

Ironically one of the NEV race nights ended quite early due to a huge downpour. Normal concrete surface (not like the smooth like sheetrock TTown) and half the banking so you can ride it in the rain....
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Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks for helping the newbie. Drive time each...

Thanks for helping the newbie. Drive time each way was 5 hours due to traffic, we would commit with hotel room etc. Ill make the call at noon, which is just before we were going to leave.

Im a...
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One more - what sort of percentage makes you call...

One more - what sort of percentage makes you call off a TTown day in terms of rain. Forecast is 60% so seems very high. Long drive, hotel, risk, etc. I may be calling off the train this weekend.
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Question - what do you all use for chain lube? I...

Question - what do you all use for chain lube? I realized the other night I literally have not lubed the chain on the track bike. I have White Lightning, which I like. Finishline Ceramic something. A...
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About 60% chance of rain for Friday and Saturday...

About 60% chance of rain for Friday and Saturday at TTown. May not be making the trip.

I realized when I was there that if I lived near the track I'd be there every open track, rolling around,...
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Posted By carpediemracing

One thing about the Dolan frames is that until...

One thing about the Dolan frames is that until you get to their biggest frame, the head tube doesn't really increase in height. So my 57 cm frame still has a 12 cm head tube, which is the same height...
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Posted By carpediemracing

I think this is a good question, totally relevant...

I think this is a good question, totally relevant right now.

My biggest concern with bike racing was spreading virus through racing in a pack. I fully expected massive outbreaks last year after...
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So overall successful recon trip. I realized that...

So overall successful recon trip. I realized that unless I flat I won't need extra wheels (I have really two sets of primary wheels but only use one pair at a time), I'm not sophisticated enough to...
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I'm committed to going Tues tomorrow. I'll bring...

I'm committed to going Tues tomorrow. I'll bring a folding hand cart (I already own it) as I don't want to invest in some rolling thing yet. I'll carry my toolbox, a medium cooler, a bit of track...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks for helping a newbie! I think I'll bring...

Thanks for helping a newbie! I think I'll bring everything in the car and then decide what to bring into the track. So maybe the extra chairs or whatever stays in the car.

We'll see how Tues goes...
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Thanks. Yes, the regular Sat and Tues, or as the...

Thanks. Yes, the regular Sat and Tues, or as the case may be now, the Tues (24th) and Sat (28th).

Having never done this before, is it normal to bring, say, a work stand? I have a folding Park...
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I was committed to going this Saturday and next...

I was committed to going this Saturday and next Tuesday. Looks like Sat might be out - significant chance of rain. So I made the call now to cancel this Saturday to free up more "credit" for next...
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Posted By carpediemracing

wow. If I didn't have my frame already this would...

wow. If I didn't have my frame already this would be the one for me to get. long version.
08-17-21, 12:11 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Not concerned about weight. I'm the one with a...

Not concerned about weight. I'm the one with a 300g stem, 300g saddle... although I do have a lighter crankset, and I have tubular carbon race wheels.

I'm all 10s Campy, even the 9s Shimano...
08-17-21, 09:15 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

haha. I'm good with tubulars. Was a disc wheel...

haha. I'm good with tubulars. Was a disc wheel and I committed to tubulars for them.

More seriously though I have rim brakes and 10s, no electric anything. At some point I'll have to upgrade and...
08-15-21, 08:22 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Was debating hang out with Missus or glue a tire....

Was debating hang out with Missus or glue a tire. I was at work all day and she prepared a nice meal for when I got home. Gluing a tire takes me forever, and would put me well past the Missus's sleep...
08-12-21, 09:38 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

lol I guess it is. I'm still off enough that when...

lol I guess it is. I'm still off enough that when I mentioned the crookedness to a coworker he looked at me, up down up whoa! I look like I'm leaning like Jimmy Dean cool lean. So yeah, a bit off.
...
08-11-21, 09:04 AM
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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, 08:22 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

haha I'm not that light. I mean, okay, when I was...

haha I'm not that light. I mean, okay, when I was at my better times recently, I was in the 158 (2010) to 163 (2015) range. But my normal weight for the last 10-20 years is about 180, and for many...
08-10-21, 09:18 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I responded to the one thing but didn't realize...

I responded to the one thing but didn't realize there was other stuff because however I got into the comment.

I found that VO2max intervals really helped me. I hate intervals though so I generally...
08-10-21, 02:46 PM
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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...
08-10-21, 09:19 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I hurt my back picking up a Lego Saturday...

I hurt my back picking up a Lego Saturday morning. I made it through work Sunday and half of Monday by virtue of about 16-20 Advil a day, by staying mostly standing (sitting hurt). I left work very...
08-10-21, 09:14 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Good lord, that's not something you'd normally...

Good lord, that's not something you'd normally check. Heal up well.
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Posted By carpediemracing

thanks for the info

thanks for the info
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Next question re: nationals, before I pester the...

Next question re: nationals, before I pester the promoters. Do I need to get an infield pass for myself? Or is that for other people who aren't racing, like (imaginary to me) coaches and such?
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Posted By carpediemracing

I see it now. When I posted I couldn't see...

I see it now. When I posted I couldn't see anything. The same searches now result in stuff showing up. Thanks.
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Posted By carpediemracing

Anyone try to register for Masters Nationals? The...

Anyone try to register for Masters Nationals? The button for registration appears to lead nowhere. https://usacycling.org/events/national-championships/2021-masters-track-nationals
07-30-21, 09:51 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

80m to line means you have to be first into that...

80m to line means you have to be first into that hard left. Which means the sweeper to the hard left is critical. Which means that you have to be rocketing over the rise. Always work backwards from...
07-30-21, 09:36 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

As I work in the shop, I realize that it's...

As I work in the shop, I realize that it's people. I work for people, not a company, and although the manager and a few guys are good, supportive, work hard, etc, there are others that aren't. I'd...
07-28-21, 02:18 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

So when you get swamped, does it imply that your...

So when you get swamped, does it imply that your jump isn't as good as the winners? Because to me that's what it implies, that when certain people launch you can't beat them. Which is fine - Cav was...
07-28-21, 08:20 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Sort of a summary of my race season so far. ...

Sort of a summary of my race season so far.

If I start a crit, I get shelled in 6-8 minutes if it's an A race (p123). Granted, some of the guys doing the race went and did the midwest P12 races,...
07-28-21, 08:04 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Dude, you look great! And you got 5th! That's all...

Dude, you look great! And you got 5th! That's all anyone needs to know lol.
07-28-21, 08:01 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

This. If the wound is deep, it takes longer....

This.

If the wound is deep, it takes longer. Normal road rash, if there is such a thing, should be gone in a week, like all pink skin.

I'm sure the images are up there but here's some pictures...
07-28-21, 06:36 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I was exhausted when I replied the above. So...

I was exhausted when I replied the above.

So there is me who tries to take care of customers. I go by the book in that if brake fluid tests poorly (for copper content, any significant amount of...
07-27-21, 10:23 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Yes. I'd like to think that most of us are the...

Yes. I'd like to think that most of us are the former, at least at the store where I work.
07-27-21, 08:23 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

This is old news now but I was surprised to see...

This is old news now but I was surprised to see that the Olympic Road Race finished on the Fuji Speedway. I know it because of Gran Turismo, and I was thinking, okay, now the uphill blind left......
07-27-21, 08:20 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

This one too. ...

This one too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asDlYjJqzWE
07-27-21, 08:20 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I'm so simple. Fast energetic music. This is on...

I'm so simple. Fast energetic music. This is on forever repeat in my head right now. Or actually playing if I'm in front of a computer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq0H-1IuaY8
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