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    Taylor Phinney video

    http://www.velonews.com/vntv/?Art_ID=1492

    Did I hear this wrong? He was a Cat IV at the start of last year, upgraded to III last fall, and started the year this year as a II? He's only now thinking about upgrading to Cat I???

    Yeah, it seems to me that if you're wearing a white jersey with rainbow stripes on it that you didn't buy online, you can bypass the points system. I'll let ya.

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    True that he has just been racing two years but keep in mind he's only 17 now. Davis looks like he's still in damn good shape despite his condition.

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    What condition?

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    Does Davis have Parkinson's disease?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanf View Post
    What condition?
    Parkinsons
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    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices View Post

    Did I hear this wrong? He was a Cat IV at the start of last year, upgraded to III last fall, and started the year this year as a II? He's only now thinking about upgrading to Cat I???

    Correct.

    I raced against him as a 3 last year and likely now as a 2. He is the real deal. Gobs of power at threshold and a killer sprint. If he wants it he will be in the pro-tour by 20.

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    Did I just hear his dad say that Taylor can put out 2,000 watts? That's droping the hamer people.

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    Genes blessed by the ultimate cycling power-couple. Now he just has to keep his head together and not squander the gift. No pressure there, eh?

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    There is a Jr racer in our area that is maybe 13 (he's 110 lbs) and in one of the TT by us, beat a few 4 man team TT times, as well as many catIII's and II times. Some people just have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asmallsol View Post
    There is a Jr racer in our area that is maybe 13 (he's 110 lbs) and in one of the TT by us, beat a few 4 man team TT times, as well as many catIII's and II times. Some people just have it.
    I saw an 11 or 12 year old kid at Track Nationals who won every race he started and he had legs bigger than mine.


    ::EDIT:: Now I'm pissed. He's targeting the 3k Pursuit in track. It's war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cat4ever View Post
    Did I just hear his dad say that Taylor can put out 2,000 watts? That's droping the hamer people.
    Wow, 2000 watts?! That's 24 Watts per kg for Phinney. I believe Armstrong could only put out 7 Watts per kg. of power for 20 minutes. Landis' 5 second max was 900 watts. And considering Phinney is using junior gearing, I find that extra impressive.

    Someone is making numbers up, and it ain't me.

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    Wow, 2000 watts?! That's 24 Watts per kg for Phinney. I believe Armstrong could only put out 7 Watts per kg. of power for 20 minutes. Landis' 5 second max was 900 watts. And considering Phinney is using junior gearing, I find that extra impressive.

    Someone is making numbers up, and it ain't me.


    C'mon man don't tell me your that dense. That figure is for instantaneous power, i.e. 1 second max. His 5 second power is probably around 1700-1800 which is crazy high for his age and height/weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moochers_Dad View Post
    Wow, 2000 watts?! That's 24 Watts per kg for Phinney. I believe Armstrong could only put out 7 Watts per kg. of power for 20 minutes. Landis' 5 second max was 900 watts. And considering Phinney is using junior gearing, I find that extra impressive.

    Someone is making numbers up, and it ain't me.
    FYI, nobody trains on Junior gearing. $100 says he was using an 11-21 or something of the sort.

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    I train on junior gearing, but Im to lazy to play with the limit screws

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moochers_Dad View Post
    Wow, 2000 watts?! That's 24 Watts per kg for Phinney. I believe Armstrong could only put out 7 Watts per kg. of power for 20 minutes. Landis' 5 second max was 900 watts. And considering Phinney is using junior gearing, I find that extra impressive.

    Someone is making numbers up, and it ain't me.
    Sprint power vs 20 minute power... hmm... which one will be bigger?

    My self-measured sprint is about 1300W, and I'm a middle of the pack cat 4.

    Get your numbers straight.
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    Hi,

    Davis looks great given his Parkinson's but it is still sad to see his decline. I saw a video of him a few years ago and he has gotten noticeably worse.

    I think that Taylor has great potential given what he has done so far. He does sound like a very intelligent young man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
    FYI, nobody trains on Junior gearing. $100 says he was using an 11-21 or something of the sort.
    That's funny. The juniors that ride in group rides in SoCal, including the one that won a jersey at nationals and the ones that won medals, train on their junior gears.

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    There is great piece of video from the 1990 worlds road race championship where Davis is talking to John Tesh about his new baby and shows him a picture of Taylor.. Taylor definitely has 2 great role models and the genes to be a great racer..

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    6-4 wow he must have recieved Connie's height.
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