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!
if you're bored, check out the most recent USAC membership survey.
near the bottom they dumped the free-form feedback of thousands of racers, including gems like this:
I can't imagine they can do much with all of that feedback, but some of it is entertaining to read.please make pots of hamburger helper ready to be served at every signups. it is yummy
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.
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.
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike
"...during the Lance years, being fit became the No. 1 thing. Totally the only thing. It’s a big part of what we do, but fitness is not the only thing. There’s skills, there’s tactics … there’s all kinds of stuff..." Tim Johnson
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."
Demain, on roule!
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
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.
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.
Regarding the USAC survey comments, I was surprised at the number of negative experiences with officials in the Northeast and New England regions.
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.
If I wasn't 2 hours (without traffic) from the closest track..I would go and learn how to race on it
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?
Demain, on roule!
Was this true in your region as well? I didn't read through them all.