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Jandro 10-29-13 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by waterrockets (Post 16200972)
Note: headbutt at 1:43

pfft. that was more of a love tap, if you ask me.

Are there any longer videos (they always seem to be 'teasers')? Great production value and good racing.

waterrockets 10-29-13 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Jandro (Post 16202097)
pfft. that was more of a love tap, if you ask me.

Are there any longer videos (they always seem to be 'teasers')? Great production value and good racing.

Here's one of the (then) US elite crit champ. The guys in the Red/Black kits are his teammates (all Cat 1s). Good example of small sphere, staying calm, working the pack:


waterrockets 10-29-13 03:44 PM

And a rainy one same guy/team:


wienotfilms 11-12-13 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Jandro (Post 16202097)
pfft. that was more of a love tap, if you ask me.

Are there any longer videos (they always seem to be 'teasers')? Great production value and good racing.

Here is a full race version we got from last year. https://vimeo.com/47386280 I find most people don't have the patience for longer videos, which is why they usually end us as "teasers." That and the fact that I usually don't have time to work on these. Might be a good watch if you're stuck on rollers for an hour.

waterrockets 11-12-13 01:01 PM

Really cool to see when he chooses to work in that one.

spectastic 11-12-13 02:58 PM

huh, I guess they flipped the course for Tour of Austin. That last climb before the finish is pretty steep.

waterrockets 11-12-13 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by spectastic (Post 16241091)
huh, I guess they flipped the course for Tour of Austin. That last climb before the finish is pretty steep.

The Driveway changes course every week. They have full course, mid-length course, stuff only on the east end, and stuff only on the west end, and they run everything both directions. You totally get to where you see one of the courses and immediately recall how those races often go (breaks, no breaks, long sprint, short sprint, difficult to pass in the last 300m, etc.)

spectastic 11-12-13 04:28 PM

more exciting than riding in circles that's for sure. but damn, 37 mph leadout speed... That's fast...

rkwaki 11-12-13 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by spectastic (Post 16241343)
more exciting than riding in circles that's for sure. but damn, 37 mph leadout speed... That's fast...

That's a beautiful leadout speed, perfect imho...

waterrockets 11-12-13 04:45 PM

Yeah, that'll control the pace pretty well.

Jandro 11-12-13 05:24 PM

I wish we had something like that around here (that I could go to weekly). Sup, Laguna Seca... (such a brutal course, though!)

spectastic 11-12-13 05:55 PM

I wish I could apply to UT Austin for grad school, but the chem e department is super competitive, and the mat e department doesn't offer PhD's. I really want to go to that school... Maybe if I apply to the chem e department, and get a dual adviser from the mat e phd program...... long shot, anyway..

waterrockets 11-12-13 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by spectastic (Post 16241574)
I wish I could apply to UT Austin for grad school, but the chem e department is super competitive, and the mat e department doesn't offer PhD's. I really want to go to that school... Maybe if I apply to the chem e department, and get a dual adviser from the mat e phd program...... long shot, anyway..

Get after it! If you like to avoid competition, you're in the wrong sport...

spectastic 11-12-13 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by waterrockets (Post 16241704)
Get after it! If you like to avoid competition, you're in the wrong sport...

we'll see. I already have a list of 8 schools. not enough alignment in research interest, as much as I'd like to live there. . .

revchuck 12-24-13 10:16 AM

Rouge-Roubaix 2013
 
This video and report of the P/1/2 race is the best I've seen. It gives a very good idea of what this particular race is like. The rider is a Cat 1 out of Birmingham, AL. Even if you'll never do the race, it's cool to watch.

Racer Ex 12-24-13 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by waterrockets (Post 16241704)
Get after it! If you like to avoid competition, you're in the wrong sport...

As far as schooling goes, there's some interesting information in Gladwell's new book about success rates of super competitive schools vs. what would be considered less competitive schools.

Synopsis is that the failure rate at the former is really high compared to the latter, and the end product isn't much different.

insurancegreenl 12-30-13 07:06 AM

Nice videos...i am trying to get some knowledge from this.

waterrockets 12-30-13 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Racer Ex (Post 16356058)
As far as schooling goes, there's some interesting information in Gladwell's new book about success rates of super competitive schools vs. what would be considered less competitive schools.

Synopsis is that the failure rate at the former is really high compared to the latter, and the end product isn't much different.

Yeah, we just got the book. Really interesting stuff, makes a lot of sense too.

When I came to TX for my job, I went to a boiler room type of software consulting company. Rewarded taking huge risks, very competitive culture, charged hourly rates comparable to some expensive law firms -- for coders. They bought talent at about 40% more than the industry norm. I rolled through some really challenging interview questions and enjoyed the process, got the big offer, and thought I was going to be the hammer. Then I show up and there are all these graduate-level beasts from MIT, CMU, Stanford, Harvard, etc. on my team. Small fish big pond. I had to re-jigger my motivation on that one to be successful.

waterrockets 01-03-14 02:21 PM

"We're really just here for the beer."


If you're in Austin during DST, find your way here on a Thursday night. We'll find you a bike.

rkwaki 01-03-14 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by waterrockets (Post 16379712)
"We're really just here for the beer."


If you're in Austin during DST, find your way here on a Thursday night. We'll find you a bike.

Sounds like an invite, I'm coming and racing on a one day.

revchuck 01-03-14 02:51 PM

WR - Why would anybody go to Austin without a bike? :innocent:

waterrockets 01-03-14 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by rkwaki (Post 16379788)
Sounds like an invite, I'm coming and racing on a one day.

:thumb:

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Originally Posted by revchuck (Post 16379798)
WR - Why would anybody go to Austin without a bike? :innocent:

:notamused:

rkwaki 01-03-14 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by waterrockets (Post 16379801)
:thumb:



:notamused:

And I might want to meet that blonde with the ponytails....

waterrockets 01-03-14 03:12 PM

Bring beer that's more free than the free beer.

<edit>oh you mean the racer? She'll be in our race...open women race with masters men, and I believe she often skips the wm 3/4 race</edit>

misterwaterfall 01-03-14 03:31 PM

I might be down there again in October. BF take over of the cat 5's?


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