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Old 06-17-14, 01:45 PM   #23901
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When I lived in Texas, I was instructed to just keep riding, and go right over it if I have to, if I came across a rattle snake. I was told that it takes a rattlesnake a moment to coil before it can strike, so the first two to three guys to go by should be good.
Sucks for the 4th guy.

Luckily this was on a climb so I had plenty of time to stop. I'd hate to run over a snake.
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I'm really wanting to sell 2 bikes that I never ride and my everyday frame to buy the new F8 frame. Someone talk sense into me!
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if you're bored, check out the most recent USAC membership survey.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/USACWeb/for...vey-Report.pdf

near the bottom they dumped the free-form feedback of thousands of racers, including gems like this:

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please make pots of hamburger helper ready to be served at every signups. it is yummy
I can't imagine they can do much with all of that feedback, but some of it is entertaining to read.
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Left hand claws up. Both feet. Drop stuff for no apparent reason, sometimes attempting the same action several times in a row. The yip article in the New Yorker got me cross referencing things. Pretty much spot on.
Wow. Sorry to hear. I hope you can get it cleared up or at least mitigated to some extent.
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Despite knowing nothing about basketball, for the past 2 years my in laws would watch the NBA Finals. One of the Spurs (Kawhi Leonard) grew up across the street from them. I'm glad he got a ring tonight!
I don't follow the NBA that closely but I was watching with the playoffs with my daughter as she likes to follow the OKC Thunder. I much prefer Middle School - College basketball . But Leonard is impressive. Out of all the player's I saw through the playoffs he was becoming my favorite to watch. If he keeps his nose clean he could be a really huge name with the amount of natural talent he seems to have.
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I think that 2-4 hours training per week is really the minimum,
That sounds about like my schedule right now. Though I wouldn't be able to hang in a race long enough to make it worth showing up. I've managed to gain a bunch of weight and get really slow. Like REALLY slow. My body has been feeling fatigued and just like crap in general. Feel like crap on the bike and totally detrained. Like I'm starting all over again. Sigh...

Need to start eating better and setting a better (and smart) training schedule for myself. Just for my own enjoyment. I don't like pushing the stretch limits of my cycling event t-shirts (which is basically my summer wardrobe). And I would much rather ride faster than slower.
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Old 06-17-14, 07:05 PM   #23907
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Fyi, if you leave Nutella type products in the car on a hot day, you can drink it directly from the container. No spoon required.
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Old 06-17-14, 07:38 PM   #23908
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Fyi, if you leave Nutella type products in the car on a hot day, you can drink it directly from the container. No spoon required.
I learned today that power bar gummy bear things will melt into one massive gummy bear thing.
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In terms of demographics, the overall USA Cycling membership is dominated by male (85.3%), master age (63.7%), road cyclists (65.9%).
anyone listening?
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Old 06-17-14, 07:42 PM   #23910
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if you're bored, check out the most recent USAC membership survey.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/USACWeb/for...vey-Report.pdf

near the bottom they dumped the free-form feedback of thousands of racers, including gems like this:

please make pots of hamburger helper ready to be served at every signups. it is yummy

I can't imagine they can do much with all of that feedback, but some of it is entertaining to read.

Thats awesome.
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Old 06-17-14, 08:49 PM   #23911
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Is this a reference to what I think it is?

"Yes, that’s it. Jjigsaw vs chess — this is the rainy Sunday from hell of World Cup soccer."

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...uth-korea.html
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anyone listening?
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Old 06-18-14, 05:26 AM   #23913
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masters illuminati.
Shut up, punk.
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Old 06-18-14, 05:37 AM   #23914
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Where I live, that doesn't seem to be reflected in race participation. Master's races are usually smaller than others down here, even when combined (M40+ and M55+). That could be easily explained, I'm sure; for instance, RA isn't shown in other than Master's results, so a bunch could be racing in their cat rather than master's.
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Old 06-18-14, 08:14 AM   #23915
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I'm really wanting to sell 2 bikes that I never ride and my everyday frame to buy the new F8 frame. Someone talk sense into me!
Guy on Saturday showed up with one. I get it if its your thing but don't know if I'd fork over $5700 for it (don't think I'd pay that for any frame, but especially not that)
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Old 06-18-14, 08:29 AM   #23916
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if you're bored, check out the most recent USAC membership survey.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/USACWeb/for...vey-Report.pdf

They put mid-atlantic in the MidWest it appears? Interesting.

I also enjoyed:

"Promoters have been really rude"
-Dear 47 YO AZ Female, your promoters have been really busy.

"Maybe take the injured a little further away rather than just leave them right next to the road for everyone to see."
-Obviously this should be a priority, not assessing injuries prior to moving people all around

"Broke Collar bone in TT"
-Well not sure who else you have to blame here

MABRA really cares about doping apparently
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Old 06-18-14, 08:31 AM   #23917
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So, funny story.

There have been on and off efforts over the last few years to start a velodrome project in the Boston area. It's never really gotten off the ground, primarily because of an excess of ambition - everyone always wants to shoot for the moon and go for an indoor velodrome. Securing the land for and building an outdoor track is challenging enough, especially in a city like this, to the point that I've been joking for the last few years that the easiest way to get an indoor velodrome in Boston would be to host an Olympic Games. Which was just a stupid joke, but now Boston is one of four USOC finalists for a potential U.S. bid for the 2024 Olympics. Just... what!? Obviously it's a long shot from that to actually hosting, but it would be truly bizarre if that came true.
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Old 06-18-14, 08:45 AM   #23918
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If there's one guy who could get that done in Boston, it's Menino, but he is out if the picture now. We shall see.
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Regarding the USAC survey comments, I was surprised at the number of negative experiences with officials in the Northeast and New England regions.
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2024 is a long way away. A velodrome built then will cease to be relevant for the vast majority of those championing those projects.

I swear if I win the lottery I'm building one. But only ex and I are using it.
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If I wasn't 2 hours (without traffic) from the closest track..I would go and learn how to race on it
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Cipro - Any Negative Effects when Taken during Training?

So I'm getting a bladder scope today by my trusty urologist. I've been given about five days' worth of Cipro to take as a precaution. I've got at least one hard workout while I'll be taking the Cipro. Any problem that might come up?
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If I wasn't 2 hours (without traffic) from the closest track..I would go and learn how to race on it
Likewise, but I'm starting to come to grips with a track focused 2015.
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Old 06-18-14, 10:08 AM   #23924
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Regarding the USAC survey comments, I was surprised at the number of negative experiences with officials in the Northeast and New England regions.
That metric surprised me as well. I thought refs were the least controversial of the USAC value prop.
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Was this true in your region as well? I didn't read through them all.
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