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Old 04-13-14, 03:58 AM   #21676
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should have drilled hooking bars with a gopro
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Old 04-13-14, 05:26 AM   #21677
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in your case, you truly did earn it; what surprises me is that you were denied the upgrade -- assuming you explained the situation to the rep. if i put myself in your shoes, i think i might send a polite email to your rep (separate email addy should be listed on the USAC site) and explain the situation; perhaps also ask him/her if there is anything you can do. it can't hurt and is minimal trouble.

it's not like you are asking for something you didn't earn.
The rep contacted me, he was very friendly about it, and told me to contact him directly when I get the last point so he can expedite it.

I'm not going to push it any further, it's just one point which I'll get sooner or later, and I'll be racing 40+/45+ for all the races on my schedule, so it doesn't affect anything really.
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Old 04-13-14, 08:09 AM   #21678
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Just sold the Quarq for what I paid for the SRM. #everybodywins
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Old 04-13-14, 08:14 AM   #21679
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Old 04-13-14, 09:12 AM   #21680
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I just snapped my handlebars in two...
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Old 04-13-14, 09:19 AM   #21681
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Old 04-13-14, 10:07 AM   #21682
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Were you riding, or just phutzing around?
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Old 04-13-14, 10:10 AM   #21683
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i was climbing in the drops, and suddenly i pull the right drop portion clear off of the rest of the bar. I held it for a while and stared at it thinking "wut. how did that happen". Local shop should be able to get it in before the end of the weak, and ill just use my back up bike for a bit, or i could use a set of handlebars i have but haven't used yet (FSA's traditional bend bars. Don't know if i want to. I really like my rotundos)
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Glad you kept it upright!
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Old 04-13-14, 10:39 AM   #21685
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nice!

everybody wins, until he discovers what he's got. might take a few years, though.
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i was climbing in the drops, and suddenly i pull the right drop portion clear off of the rest of the bar. I held it for a while and stared at it thinking "wut. how did that happen". Local shop should be able to get it in before the end of the weak, and ill just use my back up bike for a bit, or i could use a set of handlebars i have but haven't used yet (FSA's traditional bend bars. Don't know if i want to. I really like my rotundos)
damn. suggests that you probably have good core strength and balance. lots of people would have gone down in that circumstance.
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Old 04-13-14, 10:57 AM   #21687
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Rev and tenton: Yeah, crashing would have been bad. I ended up calling my dad to come and get me. I didn't want to risk my bars breaking in a different spot. It's a bit annoying to have to deal with broken gear, but it's the name of the game when you ride your stuff.

I just dropped the bike off at the shop, and am having them swap the bars from my ridley onto my venge for a bit, and then when they get my replacement bars in i'll put those on the venge. Good thing i didn't go to my race today, otherwise this seemingly harmless situation would have ended a million times worse.
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Old 04-13-14, 12:48 PM   #21688
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Today on the club ride a new guy sat on my wheel for the last 45 minutes, or so, and at the end he said following me was like "riding downhill". I didn't bother to ask why he didn't take a turn.
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Old 04-13-14, 03:55 PM   #21689
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nice!

everybody wins, until he discovers what he's got. might take a few years, though.
the he spider was brand new. Just my luck it will be perfect.
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Old 04-13-14, 04:47 PM   #21690
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the he spider was brand new. Just my luck it will be perfect.
oh, yeah--you gave your buyer a good deal. odds are not with him in the long-term, though.
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Old 04-13-14, 05:22 PM   #21691
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nice!

everybody wins, until he discovers what he's got. might take a few years, though.
#SRMsnobbery
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Old 04-13-14, 05:24 PM   #21692
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nah, there are other good options. it's more a statement about quarq units' spotty longevity (hence why just about everyone has a great story of getting a replacement) than about boosting any other brand, like power tap or SRM.
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Old 04-13-14, 06:49 PM   #21693
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What the **** has the 33 become?
ashleymadison.com?

How did I miss this?

Cougar's on the prowl...
Mountainboy is facilitator...
Shovel is looking for love...
Where's hammy in all this?
shrug.
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Old 04-13-14, 07:07 PM   #21694
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Sounds like a good move. Hope the SRM works out better for ya.
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Old 04-13-14, 07:11 PM   #21695
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a cat 5 in NJ crashed today and was Medevaced to the hospital. Apparently there's a neck injury and he needed surgery to relieve swelling to the brain. We had two deaths at races last year (one in race, and one warming up), so these things hit kinda hard.
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Old 04-13-14, 08:09 PM   #21696
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a cat 5 in NJ crashed today and was Medevaced to the hospital. Apparently there's a neck injury and he needed surgery to relieve swelling to the brain. We had two deaths at races last year (one in race, and one warming up), so these things hit kinda hard.
Which race? Newark Crit? I mentioned to cdr today there were a couple of cat 5s with way more stength than pack skills, one tried to take the apex of a corner at the bottom of the hill and I went over the wooden plank covering the grates. And one in the middle of the pack took a drink and swerved a good two feet.
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Old 04-13-14, 08:31 PM   #21697
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Hate hearing about crashes at any level. I realize it's part of the sport, still don't like it...

Had an awesome on and off the bike. Things are looking good and I'm feeling good.

Of course that might be the coffee talking! I drank way too much of that today
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Which race? Newark Crit? I mentioned to cdr today there were a couple of cat 5s with way more stength than pack skills, one tried to take the apex of a corner at the bottom of the hill and I went over the wooden plank covering the grates. And one in the middle of the pack took a drink and swerved a good two feet.
rahway - manny lopez crit
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Cleaning the glue off a carbon tubular sucks.

Wanted to throw that out there.
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Cleaning the glue off a carbon tubular sucks.

Wanted to throw that out there.
I've never had a problem with that.
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