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Old 10-02-13, 09:54 AM   #26
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I will learn to trackstand properly. I can only do it with my wheel pointing left (fixed and free), which doesn't exactly help on a real velodrome.

Also adding (mattm inspired me): Podium at San Rafael crit. Loved it this year, some of the most fun I've had in a race.
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I imagined this was going to happen. I emailed him to say congrats and see what was going on but never heard back.
Supposedly, the "core" is still sticking around but alot of the guys have up and left. I really don't know who the core would be without him. I am assuming that the cat1 and 2s have bailed and the 3,4,5s are somewhat in tack. Works for me as of now but if I get serious I want a better team.
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I will learn to trackstand properly. I can only do it with my wheel pointing left (fixed and free), which doesn't exactly help on a real velodrome.

Also adding (mattm inspired me): Podium at San Rafael crit. Loved it this year, some of the most fun I've had in a race.
I can't do a "proper" trackstand, but then again I don't race track.

However, my backwards circles balance out the lack of proper trackstands. Or maybe it just makes me a (former) hipster dip**** lol. (yes botto - former)
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track stands are only relevant for match sprints. I've raced on the track for five years or so and have managed to never do a track stand.
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Supposedly, the "core" is still sticking around but alot of the guys have up and left. I really don't know who the core would be without him. I am assuming that the cat1 and 2s have bailed and the 3,4,5s are somewhat in tack. Works for me as of now but if I get serious I want a better team.
As it stands you would have Grolby's old team and a few others. Once you cat up you could contact our guys though our roster has become h-u-g-e and they tend to shy away from guys not in town.
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Old 10-02-13, 11:28 AM   #33
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Trackstand vs. "proper" trackstand??
What makes a trackstand "proper"? The only kind I know of is angle the front wheel, pedal slightly forward and roll or pull back (freewheel).
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he means with the wheel to the right, up the embankment of a velodrome.
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I will learn to trackstand properly. I can only do it with my wheel pointing left (fixed and free), which doesn't exactly help on a real velodrome.

Also adding (mattm inspired me): Podium at San Rafael crit. Loved it this year, some of the most fun I've had in a race.
Wait, don't you want the wheel pointing down the track?
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he means with the wheel to the right, up the embankment of a velodrome.
Ah. I never ride track. Sometimes I forget where the "track" in "trackstand" comes from. My problem is I'm better with wheel pointing left (up the embankment) but right foot forward, so my shoe ends up hitting the wheel fairly often.
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Wait, don't you want the wheel pointing down the track?
I don't know, dude. I can't trackstand and I don't ride track. I thought though right foot forward, wheel pointed up embankment so you kind of stand on the right pedal and the bike rolls back/down to balance.

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Cool, then I've been doing a proper trackstand all this time. But only on my FG. On my freewheeled bikes, I learned to use the crown of the road so my wheel is turned to the left.
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I will learn to trackstand.
10 minutes on a grassy slope.

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I also fear riding on grass.
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I had a friend win a big NORBA race in CO one time. He showed up for the Expert race really baked. He pulled his bike off the roof rack, and realized that he had left his front wheel in the driveway. He borrowed a wheel from a just-finished Sport rider, and went off to win.

He can trackstand too.
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track stands are only relevant for match sprints. I've raced on the track for five years or so and have managed to never do a track stand.
Good know! Still, it would be cool to be ambidextrous; you know... just in case.
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I have am fairly certain I am going to have to have knee surgery again this fall. It will probably be close to 3 years to the day from the last one on the same knee (meniscus repair). It seems I have had something happen every fall where I can't hold on to any fitness through the fall/winter. Knee surgery 3 years ago, hernia surgery 2 years ago, heart and lung issues last year and now this. It's like I'm starting over every January/February.

So with that in mind I'm not 100% sure I am racing next year. I get the itch to line up from time to time but I've gotten fat and slow this year with reduced training time. I'm not complaining. The time was well spent and well enjoyed helping my daughter. It just is what it is. Mostly I just want to enjoy myself on the bike. So...

1. Get my knee fixed so I can ride hard and participate in other sports that are a little less knee friendly (tennis and basketball for a start)

2. Get my weight back down and increase strength (lean muscle mass). Would like to get my legs nice and strong but will need to work that in along with the PT and not blow out my knee.

3. I have always wanted to get my FTP up to 250 or higher (I know...don't laugh). Highest I ever tested was 235 (June 2011) and that's when I was finally able to hit a top 10 in a race (albeit cat 5). After I rehab my knee I would like to build my FTP to 250. Right now I'm lucky if it is at 200. I seem to be able to go from sub 200 to 220ish pretty quickly. But I think 250 would be a stretch in one season coming off rehab. We'll call that a stretch.

4. Big stretch - Depending on 1-3 above maybe toe the line at a mass start race or two late next season. If things progress well and I stay healthy I'll start tossing in shorter harder efforts to get my poor heart ready for the abuse of a crit. Though I may enter a time trial or two along the way with my massive FTP for the fun of it.

I guess that's about it.
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This year was my first season, and it ended for me when I was laid off in June. So my first goal is to get outta effin' Cat 5. I want to finish "respectably" at Rouge-Roubaix, and later in the season start racing M55+/M60+...assuming I'm safe enough for the field. I'm not unsafe, and not especially flaky in isolation, but among guys who've been doing this for 40+ years, I'd probably be pretty obviously inexperienced.
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I am extremely noobish at this but It is time to set some goals! No particular order:

1) Not get dropped on my next race

2) Get a podium after not getting dropped

3) Win a race after being in the podium

4) upgrade to cat 4 after wining a race

5) Get to "race weight" whatever that is for me.

6) Do at least 10 Races (including TT, Crit, Road Race)

7) Do 6 gap century in less than 5.5 hours.

Really ambitious but I got time
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