Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

User Tag List
gsteinb, MDcatV, Racer Ex 

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-03-14, 02:33 PM   #19876
mattm
**** that
 
mattm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CALI
Bikes:
Posts: 13,816
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 154 Post(s)
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!!
__________________
cat 1.

blog
mattm is offline  
Old 03-03-14, 03:39 PM   #19877
Jandro
Senior Member
 
Jandro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Francisco, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 3,060
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
calm down, hippie
__________________
Attack in the feeling because it says I'll win absolutely.
Jandro is offline  
Old 03-03-14, 06:41 PM   #19878
aaronmcd
Senior Member
 
aaronmcd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Bikes: Cervelo S5
Posts: 2,501
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 75 Post(s)
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.
aaronmcd is offline  
Old 03-03-14, 07:12 PM   #19879
revchuck
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: South Louisiana
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD9
Posts: 5,740
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 53 Post(s)
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.
revchuck is online now  
Old 03-03-14, 07:42 PM   #19880
rkwaki
soon to be gsteinc...
 
rkwaki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nayr497's BFF
Bikes:
Posts: 8,559
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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...
rkwaki is offline  
Old 03-04-14, 05:30 AM   #19881
Homebrew01
Super Moderator
 
Homebrew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales
Posts: 19,855
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 189 Post(s)
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 ?
__________________
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike
Homebrew01 is online now  
Old 03-04-14, 06:24 AM   #19882
revchuck
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: South Louisiana
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD9
Posts: 5,740
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 53 Post(s)
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").
revchuck is online now  
Old 03-04-14, 06:51 AM   #19883
revchuck
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: South Louisiana
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD9
Posts: 5,740
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 53 Post(s)
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:
revchuck is online now  
Old 03-04-14, 07:08 AM   #19884
rbart4506 
You blink and it's gone.
 
rbart4506's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dundas, Ontario
Bikes: Race bike, training bike, go fast bike and a trainer slave.
Posts: 4,436
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
__________________
"On the other hand riding down a hill at 55 MPH wearing (essentially) women's underwear and a Styrofoam cup on your head is the epitome of rational life-extending decisions." - RacerEx
rbart4506 is offline  
Old 03-04-14, 07:31 AM   #19885
Dolamite02
Senior Member
 
Dolamite02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Bikes: Bianchi Pista, Bianchi via Nirone 7, GT Zaskar 9r Sport
Posts: 960
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good for you, rbart.
Dolamite02 is offline  
Old 03-04-14, 08:08 AM   #19886
waterrockets 
Making a kilometer blurry
 
waterrockets's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Austin (near TX)
Bikes: rkwaki's porn collection
Posts: 26,130
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dolamite02 View Post
Good for you, rbart.
+1
waterrockets is offline  
Old 03-04-14, 08:27 AM   #19887
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Bikes:
Posts: 11,545
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
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.
big john is offline  
Old 03-04-14, 10:15 AM   #19888
Creakyknees
ride lots be safe
 
Creakyknees's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Texas
Bikes:
Posts: 5,205
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Now at the "expelling copious phlegm" stage of the cold/whatever. Mmmm feels so good.
Creakyknees is offline  
Old 03-04-14, 11:42 AM   #19889
mattm
**** that
 
mattm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CALI
Bikes:
Posts: 13,816
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 154 Post(s)
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.
__________________
cat 1.

blog
mattm is offline  
Old 03-04-14, 12:03 PM   #19890
thechemist
In the Pain Cave
 
thechemist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
Bikes:
Posts: 1,669
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
thechemist is offline  
Old 03-04-14, 12:36 PM   #19891
topflightpro
Senior Member
 
topflightpro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 4,130
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 144 Post(s)
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.
topflightpro is offline  
Old 03-04-14, 01:04 PM   #19892
mike868y
avatar by Sean Powers
 
mike868y's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: charm city
Bikes: 2009 Specialized Tarmac Pro
Posts: 8,900
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
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!
mike868y is offline  
Old 03-04-14, 01:17 PM   #19893
grolby
Senior Member
 
grolby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: BOSTON BABY
Bikes:
Posts: 9,325
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 83 Post(s)
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).
grolby is offline  
Old 03-04-14, 04:23 PM   #19894
Fat Boy
Wheelsuck
 
Fat Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 6,158
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Fat Boy is offline  
Old 03-04-14, 04:26 PM   #19895
Fat Boy
Wheelsuck
 
Fat Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 6,158
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Fat Boy is offline  
Old 03-04-14, 05:21 PM   #19896
grolby
Senior Member
 
grolby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: BOSTON BABY
Bikes:
Posts: 9,325
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 83 Post(s)
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.
grolby is offline  
Old 03-05-14, 07:36 AM   #19897
rbart4506 
You blink and it's gone.
 
rbart4506's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dundas, Ontario
Bikes: Race bike, training bike, go fast bike and a trainer slave.
Posts: 4,436
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
__________________
"On the other hand riding down a hill at 55 MPH wearing (essentially) women's underwear and a Styrofoam cup on your head is the epitome of rational life-extending decisions." - RacerEx
rbart4506 is offline  
Old 03-05-14, 08:00 AM   #19898
Dolamite02
Senior Member
 
Dolamite02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Bikes: Bianchi Pista, Bianchi via Nirone 7, GT Zaskar 9r Sport
Posts: 960
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rotor wash taking out riders at Tour of Langkawi. WTF, Pilot?
Dolamite02 is offline  
Old 03-05-14, 08:01 AM   #19899
topflightpro
Senior Member
 
topflightpro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 4,130
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 144 Post(s)
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.
topflightpro is offline  
Old 03-05-14, 08:11 AM   #19900
waterrockets 
Making a kilometer blurry
 
waterrockets's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Austin (near TX)
Bikes: rkwaki's porn collection
Posts: 26,130
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
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.
waterrockets is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:24 AM.