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    it's only a gateway to ewangery if you let it be. there have always been dbags, strava just makes it more public. maybe it's made it worse, but it's really, really easy to just ignore that whole culture. i'd still find it every bit as useful if they removed the kom feature entirely (PRs are kind of fun though). i rallied against it for a long long time but now that i've started using it i really like it.
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    it depends

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike868y View Post
    it's only a gateway to ewangery if you let it be. there have always been dbags, strava just makes it more public. maybe it's made it worse, but it's really, really easy to just ignore that whole culture. i'd still find it every bit as useful if they removed the kom feature entirely (PRs are kind of fun though). i rallied against it for a long long time but now that i've started using it i really like it.
    indeed

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    A couple people eRacing and bragging online about KOM's isn't that big of a deal to me. There's worse stuff that goes on in the internet than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furiousferret View Post
    There's worse stuff that goes on in the internet than that.
    Such as the secret videos from @rkwaki .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDcatV View Post
    it is so fred to ride everyday on race wheels. any respectable racer has:

    winter wheels (on his winter bike with fenders), aluminum rims, set up with at least 25mm tires and barely any brake track remaining

    everyday training wheels, aluminum rims, set up with at least 25mm tires, these are also used for weekday worlds or training races

    indoor training wheels that make the winder wheels look brand new

    super light and aero climbing race wheels that are tubulars

    super deep carbon aero tubulars for crits and flat road races

    ever super deeper carbon aero or tri spoke front carbon tubular wheel for TTs

    carbon tubular rear disc for TTs

    new wide rim wheelset, carbon, tubular, for racing on windy days

    carbon clinchers with tubeless tires mounted on them that would take 3 shop workers hours to remove
    Except for the last one, that's a solid list. If I could afford, that would probably be me...

    Anyway, I have OK 50mm Tubies that I race on and overbuilt Mavic Open Pros/Ultegra Hubs that I train on. I cheat and do some group rides on my tubies, but I'm scared of flats, even with Pit Stop. I'd like to get something like Williams Alu 30s for Tuesday Worlds and big group rides.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanf
    its a start: 1. measure thighs 2. get on bike 3. win
    cat 2 - 1/30

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    I train on my race wheels. That's because I like having power, and can only afford one Powertap; my race wheels are 32 spoke Open Pro CDs with an Ultegra front hub so they weigh about 2100 grams.

    My retirement job is at the LBS, so I may check into something else in the future.
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