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Psimet2001 11-14-12 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by ljrichar (Post 14940569)
Whoa, looks like there's a PSIMET racer from IL registered in my race on Sat! Worlds colliding.
Alan Stoughton | Psimet Racing | Crystal Lake, IL

What....next Saturday? Alan is headed to NC? He should know that WE are running a race that day. He's dead to me now. ;)

Dolamite02 11-14-12 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by echappist (Post 14944754)
until i see something more persuasive, i'm calling it "snake oil." Now, it's a great looking shoe, and it may genuinely be watt saving, but on a roller where the major drag is rolling resistance, I just don't see what can this shoe, per se, do to decrease rolling resistance.

Gotcha. Yeah, I'll certainly agree on their numbers. Typically, I gloss over things like that in company press releases (or what's essentially that) unless they're supported by strong evidence. I thought you were calling BS on the redesign, and such.

Herbie53 11-14-12 08:15 AM

this looks like a good place.

Ultraslide 11-14-12 08:56 AM

The new local micro brewery is sponsoring the team in 2013.

Winning!!!

shovelhd 11-14-12 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Ultraslide (Post 14946955)
The new local micro brewery is sponsoring the team in 2013.

Winning!!!

Jealous!!!!!

echappist 11-14-12 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Herbie53 (Post 14946844)
this looks like a good place.

welcome back
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Originally Posted by Ultraslide (Post 14946955)
The new local micro brewery is sponsoring the team in 2013.

Winning!!!

lucky you!

ljrichar 11-14-12 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 (Post 14946783)
What....next Saturday? Alan is headed to NC? He should know that WE are running a race that day. He's dead to me now. ;)

Yep, Saturday. Send him with some PSIMET schwag for wanders & I :)

echappist 11-14-12 10:49 AM

weirdest thing happened when i was riding my new tubulars. The skewer shaft is apparently threaded onto the cam, and somehow, it came off while riding. Really strange

shovelhd 11-14-12 11:03 AM

I have had that happen to my J&L skewers. Green loctite fixes it.

echappist 11-14-12 11:08 AM

J&L stands for? i'll probably be avoiding that brand :)

jsutkeepspining 11-14-12 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by echappist (Post 14947352)
weirdest thing happened when i was riding my new tubulars. The skewer shaft is apparently threaded onto the cam, and somehow, it came off while riding. Really strange

i had that happen to my wheel one time during a ride.

shovelhd 11-14-12 11:30 AM

J&L is the manufacturer. I didn't have anything go wrong, I just noticed that the skewer shaft would spin when I removed it from the wheel before swapping it out for my trainer skewer before a race. You'll find that most of the external cam skewers have threaded skewer rods.

rbart4506 11-14-12 11:42 AM

Engineering design = Life on a merry-go-round...

Creatre 11-14-12 01:53 PM

Getting a quarq, woo-hoo. Time to ditch the powertap wheelset!

topflightpro 11-14-12 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by ljrichar (Post 14947027)
Yep, Saturday. Send him with some PSIMET schwag for wanders & I :)

Are you referring to NasCross? I am trying to get my wife to race it as half her team already does cross. We will be out there either way as she wants to cheer on her teammates if she doesn't race. (I can't race as I am still dealing with knee issues.)

rkwaki 11-14-12 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by topflightpro (Post 14948292)
Are you referring to NasCross? I am trying to get my wife to race it as half her team already does cross. We will be out there either way as she wants to cheer on her teammates if she doesn't race. (I can't race as I am still dealing with knee issues.)

Remnants from trying to get promotion?

merlinextraligh 11-14-12 03:03 PM

Driving a rolling enigma today: Panamera Hybrid S, 4365 pounds, Zero to 60 5.7 seconds, 30mpg, base price $96,000.

If your paying over $100,000 (with options) for a car, does it really matte that you can get 6 mpg more on the highway?

However, I am having fun seeing how long I can drive it with the engine off.

JohnKScott 11-14-12 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by shovelhd (Post 14936521)
Subscribed

+1

hammy56 11-14-12 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh (Post 14948359)

If your paying over $100,000 (with options) for a car, does it really matte that you can get 6 mpg more on the highway?

nope...
http://www.google.com/url?source=img...1VzF_vMMbHM-JQ

ljrichar 11-14-12 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by topflightpro (Post 14948292)
Are you referring to NasCross? I am trying to get my wife to race it as half her team already does cross. We will be out there either way as she wants to cheer on her teammates if she doesn't race. (I can't race as I am still dealing with knee issues.)

Yep. She should race. Unless there's a downpour it will be an easy course. I'll be the short guy racing 3's in a black Revolution Cycles NC jersey. Come say hi or heckle me.

Dolamite02 11-14-12 04:04 PM

Any of y'all have issues with blackouts when you get up from sitting for a while? I've been experiencing this with increasing frequency recently. It's only vision, and every now and then, light-headedness/dizzynes. It seems to happen regardless of whether I've been eating or drinking recently. Never lasts long, just a few seconds, but it hits pretty strongly sometimes.

carpediemracing 11-14-12 04:06 PM

Today Junior:
1. Sat up by himself for the first time.
2. Crawled forward 4-5 steps for the first time.
3. Let me pick him up while keeping his arms bent, i.e. he was supporting his weight with his muscles vs his joints.

The last thing happened only once. The other two things happened multiple times.

*edit I forgot he also held the bottle himself.

carpediemracing 11-14-12 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Dolamite02 (Post 14948615)
Any of y'all have issues with blackouts when you get up from sitting for a while? I've been experiencing this with increasing frequency recently. It's only vision, and every now and then, light-headedness/dizzynes. It seems to happen regardless of whether I've been eating or drinking recently. Never lasts long, just a few seconds, but it hits pretty strongly sometimes.

Regularly, esp if my legs are bent, like if I'm kneeling (rkwaki comment here). I've always attributed it to low blood pressure. Nowadays I have to be more careful because sometimes I'm holding Junior when I stand up.

rkwaki 11-14-12 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Dolamite02 (Post 14948615)
Any of y'all have issues with blackouts when you get up from sitting for a while? I've been experiencing this with increasing frequency recently. It's only vision, and every now and then, light-headedness/dizzynes. It seems to happen regardless of whether I've been eating or drinking recently. Never lasts long, just a few seconds, but it hits pretty strongly sometimes.

Yes all the time. Kensuf posted what it was a while back. You'll have to change your approach to standing up. Bite your tongue a little when you get up. I've stumbled into a few walls myself.

rkwaki 11-14-12 04:11 PM

My resting heart rate at work is 40, mid 30's when I get up in the morning. Blood pressure is something like 90/65 so I black out a ton.

CDR I would never comment about you being on your knees :0
What kind of reputation do I have?


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