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    Quote Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
    Fudgy, are people not complaining to race officials about your sandbagging? Around here, the race officials know which guys are sandbagging and force them to cat up.

    In fact, at one cross race, the official at the starting line listed off about 10 names, and told them it was their last day racing in that category - they were being bumped up.
    He has not yet reached sandbagger levels. He's trying though!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    calm down, hippie
    Attack in the feeling because it says I'll win absolutely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideaz View Post
    As long as you realize what it is...and if you are getting something positive out of it (flexibility, strength, social interaction, peace) then no harm, right?
    I started doing yoga for flexibility but i also found that i like the spiritual side of it too :-)
    Yep. I heard everyone talking about Crossfit, and I would put up a big stink and argue my head off about how dumb it is that someone can trademark something that consists solely of normal workout stuff. Still... now that I'm over that I think it would be a great workout and fun too.

    I also tried yoga once with my wife. It was much harder than I imagined. Quite different than the gymnastics that I'm used to. The wife is starting an intense yoga teacher training course this summer. Every day of every weekend for several months! They supposedly even dissect a cadaver. Wow.

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    So I get done with my last set of intervals, and while recovering I notice that I can see my breath...looking like a steam locomotive. In south Louisiana. Yee-effin'-haw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hack View Post
    I'd say crossfit is more wanting to be strong man, realizing that the strength isn't there, so throw in some "cardio" to "level" the playing field. I'm glad it gets folks off the couch and doing something, but goodness, I've not met a more arrogant group of people (and yes, that includes racing cyclists).
    I ****ing hate crossfitters...
    Arrogant bunch of dweebs...
    I swear they just try to make some of this **** up as they go along...
    Rrrrrrr Hulk no like...
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    Quote Originally Posted by revchuck View Post
    So I get done with my last set of intervals, and while recovering I notice that I can see my breath...looking like a steam locomotive. In south Louisiana. Yee-effin'-haw.
    Awwww, poor baby had to wear long sleeves ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    Awwww, poor baby had to wear long sleeves ?
    Of course - how else to absorb my alligator tears? I'm a former Northeasterner - NY and PA - so I was once used to the cold, but that's a habit that needs to be maintained or it goes away. Plus I don't have enough winter weight riding kit; what I do have has been getting used a bunch this year. I need to hit the winter closeout sales and buy some more...but if I do, that'll cause us to have unseasonably warm winters for the next five years. Still, it beats riding on the trainer, so I'm better off than the folks up north (in this context, "up North" means "north of I-10").
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    C'est Mardi Gras!

    For those interested in what the real Mardi Gras is like and its origins (partly in French):

    And the soundtrack to today's festivities:
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    First day in what is the new chapter of my life...

    Passed the cheque over to to my ex-wife last night. It's a very odd feeling. I'm happy/excited, but sad at the same time. I must say though, she's going through lots of crap at work that would be causing us undo stress and I just look over and smile now knowing it's not my problem. I feel bad for her, but I don't worry about it.

    Next up is North Carolina and from there who knows
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    Good for you, rbart.
    I'm the guy that wins the group ride. That's dumb. It's time to win the race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolamite02 View Post
    Good for you, rbart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    I ****ing hate crossfitters...
    Arrogant bunch of dweebs...
    I swear they just try to make some of this **** up as they go along...
    Rrrrrrr Hulk no like...
    My niece married a Marine, 20 year career, 4 tours in the mid-east, and a huge upper body. Anyway, he retired from the Marines last year and got busy with a new job, baby, etc. He started going to crossfit instead of just doing his own thing at the gym. He likes it because he doesn't know what the routine will be until he gets there and he always gets good and tired in a short period of time.
    I would never question his choice, he might pick me up and throw me through a window.

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    Now at the "expelling copious phlegm" stage of the cold/whatever. Mmmm feels so good.
    "have fun and be kind"
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    Pulled the trigger on a 404 clincher.. never thought I'd go the carbon clincher route, but tubulars are too much of a pain!!

    **** tubulars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    Pulled the trigger on a 404 clincher.. never thought I'd go the carbon clincher route, but tubulars are too much of a pain!!

    **** tubulars.
    I just went the opposite way end of last season with 404s. Keep us posted, my next set will be tubeless

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    At this point, I have so many unused tubulars, 10-speed cassettes and 10-speed chains laying around, I'm probably never switching back to clinchers or 11-speed.

    I need to stop stocking up when I see a deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    Pulled the trigger on a 404 clincher.. never thought I'd go the carbon clincher route, but tubulars are too much of a pain!!

    **** tubulars.
    i was this close to going tubular for this season, but psimet talked me out of it. going to roll with vittoria evo corsa clinchers and latex tubes. haven't tried it out yet but really excited to!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike868y View Post
    i was this close to going tubular for this season, but psimet talked me out of it. going to roll with vittoria evo corsa clinchers and latex tubes. haven't tried it out yet but really excited to!
    I'm thinking of doing the unthinkable and going with clinchers and latex tubes for cyclocross when the course conditions are really wrong for tubular Grifos. Obviously (or maybe it's not so obvious) you can get away with only one tire on the road when you really can't in CX, but the point stands that the hit you take on versatility and ease of use are still pretty substantial. Having done a season on cyclocross tubulars, I think it's worth it there. On the road, I haven't hit the cross-over point where I'm convinced they're worth the hassle for the typical hobbyist racer (if you're someone who wins or podiums a lot and swear by tubulars, I'm not talking about you).

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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    My niece married a Marine, 20 year career, 4 tours in the mid-east, and a huge upper body. Anyway, he retired from the Marines last year and got busy with a new job, baby, etc. He started going to crossfit instead of just doing his own thing at the gym. He likes it because he doesn't know what the routine will be until he gets there and he always gets good and tired in a short period of time.
    I would never question his choice, he might pick me up and throw me through a window.
    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    I ****ing hate crossfitters...
    Arrogant bunch of dweebs...
    I swear they just try to make some of this **** up as they go along...
    Rrrrrrr Hulk no like...
    I've never done Crossfit, so I don't have much of a real feeling for it. I think there idea of the whole thing has pluses and minuses. On the plus side the people get exposed to a bunch of different workouts and develop a good chunk of fitness in a relatively short amount of time. The minus seems to be that _every_ workout is a competition. I don't do strength work to compete with other people, I do it to make myself stronger and more healthy. It seems that having every day be a competition goes counter to actually making yourself better.

    They seem to completely ignore what we would call a 'base training'. There's a lot of good fitness can come out of endurance riding and developing your aerobic engine. It seems like an easy way to get injured and burned out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grolby View Post
    I'm thinking of doing the unthinkable and going with clinchers and latex tubes for cyclocross when the course conditions are really wrong for tubular Grifos.
    This is the only way to go for an amateur. Have your most commonly used tire as a tubular and then have your practice and other conditions tires as clinchers. The difference is going to be about 3 psi. It's not that big of a deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Boy View Post
    This is the only way to go for an amateur. Have your most commonly used tire as a tubular and then have your practice and other conditions tires as clinchers. The difference is going to be about 3 psi. It's not that big of a deal.
    Yeah, that's basically the idea. I don't see how it's possible to justify the expense (and for me, the apartment space required) for a full quiver of tubular wheels. On the other hand, I haven't bought into tubeless for 'cross. If I'm going to change tires, I don't want it to be messy on top of everything else. Right now I've got my tubular Grifos for 90% of races, a super-fast grass crit tire (Michelin Jet), a tire for really loose gravel conditions, just need a "holy crap is that a lot of mud" tire.

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    With my set of alloy clinchers that I'm getting built up I will now be able to put some better race day rubber on my carbon clinchers and saved the tubulars for the TT bike and the 'A' races. I still haven't tried gluing my own tubulars so that adds to my reservations of using them on a more regular basis.
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    Rotor wash taking out riders at Tour of Langkawi. WTF, Pilot?
    I'm the guy that wins the group ride. That's dumb. It's time to win the race.

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    This article has an interesting perspective on Crossfit: http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness...ness-Plan.html

    The basic argument is that Crossfit is great for making you good at Crossfit. But the workouts seem to have little impact on making you a better athlete or cyclist or runner...

    Also, there seems to be growing evidence of the dangers of and injuries cause by Crossfit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
    This article has an interesting perspective on Crossfit: http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness...ness-Plan.html

    The basic argument is that Crossfit is great for making you good at Crossfit. But the workouts seem to have little impact on making you a better athlete or cyclist or runner...

    Also, there seems to be growing evidence of the dangers of and injuries cause by Crossfit.
    As near as I can tell, CrossFit, (for many) is about the lifestyle and image. The arrogance mentioned by rkwaki falls in line with the body that comes with being a card-carrying CrossFit-er. Think about someone who hires a photographer to take portraits, and comes out of it with this:


    Not that I or anyone here is ego-free, so I'm not really faulting the CrossFit crowd for this, as we're all human, and CrossFit can carve a very attractive body. I think that with an addictive personality, and an arrogant attitude, CrossFit is a pretty reasonable outlet.

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