Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 104 of 114 FirstFirst ... 45494102103104105106 ... LastLast
Results 2,576 to 2,600 of 2829
  1. #2576
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    6,487
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by IBOHUNT View Post
    Well done. I had a horrible day finishing with a time 3 minutes slower than my previous Church Creek.
    Trying to get back to the west really really sucked. I can only hope that the lady that was medevaced off is doing OK. I'm surprised that there aren't more head on collisions. Sure someone will be losing their job for that happening.
    sorry it didnt go well.

    i did a crit yesterday and a deer ran full speed between the break and the field, which were about 15" apart and both moving around 30 mph. a few seconds either way and it's serious carnage.

  2. #2577
    Idiot Emeritus sarals's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Central Coast CA
    My Bikes
    2011 Prius Three, Specialized Venge, Felt B16, Look 566, Giant TCXW
    Posts
    4,335
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    IBO, thanks!!!!
    Racer Ex..."Don't know if the shop is under new ownership. If not feel free to shoplift stuff and break bottles in his parking lot."

  3. #2578
    Old Road Racer Cleave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    SoCal
    My Bikes
    Bicycle Transportation: 2013 Ford Focus Electric, 2010 Toyota Prius
    Posts
    4,996
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    @sarals, you raced, you finished, you got a medal -- congratulations!

    @revchuck, you were there at the end of a 3-event stage race. That counts a lot for your first full season of bike racing. BTW, the snickering things happens to me a lot. I'll go to the front to try to close a gap to a break and the break's teammates just sit on my wheel and think things that I don't want to think about.

    @MDcatV, great ride! You listed most every thought that's crossed my mind during a TT.

    @Racer Ex, sorry I missed you on Sunday. Would have been fun to see your race from the back of the pack. I "raced" up your favorite mountain on Saturday.
    Thanks.
    Cleave
    "Real men wear pink."
    See my cycling photos at http://www.pbase.com/cleavel/bicycling
    See my bikes at http://www.pbase.com/cleavel/mybicycles
    Visit my blog at http://cleavesblant.wordpress.com/
    Lightning Velo Cycling Club: http://www.lightningvelo.org/

  4. #2579
    Resident Alien Racer Ex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Location, location.
    Posts
    11,431
    Mentioned
    17 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    MD and Chuck, just had time to read your write ups. Been a tad busy here

    MD, you were spot on riding your own race. TT's are all about pacing and discipline, and are like long climbs. When someone passes you, in most cases it's best to ignore them. As often as not they are going too hard and end up going kaboom. It's like following someone through a forest only to realize that neither one of you have any idea where you are going.

    Good job. Going 57 in your 2nd 40k is very respectable, and yep, getting aero is the zen path to happiness. Lots of little things accumulate. When/if you start playing with position make sure you don't knock out the endurance, some changes bring the world to an end after 20k. Been there, done that.

    Chuck, sounded like a tough go. Heat, a week of standing at work, a long Friday...yep, that's exactly how I would have had you prepare.
    Fortunately it's a dry heat down there

    Future reference I know guys that run 55/11 for that TT. There's a lot of time to be had on that downhill. No reason to have a 12 on a TT rig, especially in hurricane country. Clean it up, and when no one is looking at the shop swap it out for a new 11/23. Then send your old cassette back to QBP with a nasty note about how one of their people apparently swapped their old cassette for the new one. It's the bike industry. It's expected.

    And it's ok to be on the front in a crit...for a little bit. Like 15 seconds. Especially in a small field. Especially on a prime lap. Prime laps are like hanging out at a biker bar at 1AM when there's a really loud argument coming from the pool room. You gotta be prepared for the brawl that's coming. And it's coming.

    Big picture? You rode the TT to your target wattage, you finished all three events in a fry cooker (much respect), and you have a lot of reference points for next year.

    Congrats all.
    Last edited by Racer Ex; 08-18-14 at 05:41 PM.

  5. #2580
    Senior Member IBOHUNT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Western Maryland - Appalachian Mountains
    My Bikes
    Motobecane Fantom Cross; Cannondale Supersix replaced the Giant TCR which came to an untimely death by truck
    Posts
    2,355
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MDcatV View Post
    sorry it didnt go well.

    i did a crit yesterday and a deer ran full speed between the break and the field, which were about 15" apart and both moving around 30 mph. a few seconds either way and it's serious carnage.
    All good that it didn't go well. Spent the previous week at the beach gettin fat and playing a lot of golf. I no longer slice, so I got that going for me
    Deer season starts in a couple three weeks, prepin for that

  6. #2581
    Resident Alien Racer Ex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Location, location.
    Posts
    11,431
    Mentioned
    17 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by IBOHUNT View Post
    All good that it didn't go well. Spent the previous week at the beach gettin fat and playing a lot of golf. I no longer slice, so I got that going for me
    Deer season starts in a couple three weeks, prepin for that
    Chukar season starts in Nevada in the next month or so. I need to practice running up and down mountains shooting into the air...

  7. #2582
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    South Louisiana
    My Bikes
    Cannondale CAAD9
    Posts
    4,084
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sarals View Post
    Chuck, put away the Seven Reasons Why I Suck list and focus on the positive. You did pretty darned well, and left it out there, in a stage race in tough conditions. AFTER having a tough week at work! You finished all the events, and your TT was on the mark. Eight seconds? Outstanding! The crit? Don't lead out, I know it's tempting, but when you're all ready fatigued, sit on a wheel, stay out of the wind, stay attached, don't contest primes, and save it for the end. You learned a lot in this one, buddy, and you did really well. Don't beat yourself up. You pinned on a number and went for it. That says a lot.
    Quote Originally Posted by MDcatV View Post
    @revchuck, sounds like a tough race with temperature conditions, and when it's a small field, it's even harder because it's like riding in a break all day without breakaway mentality (i.e. we should collaborate for a while before we start working against each other).

    I've done the "I should have sprinted to get back on instead of what I did," i.e. i should have dug deeper thing, but if I sit down and really consider it, with very few exceptions I was out of shovel, there was no more digging to do.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    @revchuck, you were there at the end of a 3-event stage race. That counts a lot for your first full season of bike racing. BTW, the snickering things happens to me a lot. I'll go to the front to try to close a gap to a break and the break's teammates just sit on my wheel and think things that I don't want to think about.
    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    MD and Chuck, just had time to read your write ups. Been a tad busy here

    MD, you were spot on riding your own race. TT's are all about pacing and discipline, and are like long climbs. When someone passes you, in most cases it's best to ignore them. As often as not they are going too hard and end up going kaboom. It's like following someone through a forest only to realize that neither one of you have any idea where you are going.

    Good job. Going 57 in your 2nd 40k is very respectable, and yep, getting aero is the zen path to happiness. Lots of little things accumulate. When/if you start playing with position make sure you don't knock out the endurance, some changes bring the world to an end after 20k. Been there, done that.

    Chuck, sounded like a tough go. Heat, a week of standing at work, a long Friday...yep, that's exactly how I would have had you prepare.
    Fortunately it's a dry heat down there

    Future reference I know guys that run 55/11 for that TT. There's a lot of time to be had on that downhill. No reason to have a 12 on a TT rig, especially in hurricane country. Clean it up, and when no one is looking at the shop swap it out for a new 11/23. Then send your old cassette back to QBP with a nasty note about how one of their people apparently swapped their old cassette for the new one. It's the bike industry. It's expected.

    And it's ok to be on the front in a crit...for a little bit. Like 15 seconds. Especially in a small field. Especially on a prime lap. Prime laps are like hanging out at a biker bar at 1AM when there's a really loud argument coming from the pool room. You gotta be prepared for the brawl that's coming. And it's coming.

    Big picture? You rode the TT to your target wattage, you finished all three events in a fry cooker (much respect), and you have a lot of reference points for next year.

    Congrats all.
    All - Thanks for the encouragement! I'm going to treat this one as a learning experience.

    Ex - There's a good reason I was running a 12-25 cassette. I had planned to swap for an 11-25 specifically due to all the downhill in this race. When I tried to swap cassettes last Wednesday, the freehub came off the hub and the cassette wouldn't let go! Rather than wail on it with a rubber hammer and risk screwing up the Powertap freehub just prior to the race, I decided to go with the 12-25. I'll probably break out the rubber hammer tomorrow...if I screw up the freehub, there's time to get another before my next (last one this season) race.

    At least someone was using tall gearing for that TT - one guy recorded 49 mph down that hill.
    Regards,
    Chuck

    Demain, on roule!

  8. #2583
    Senior Member IBOHUNT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Western Maryland - Appalachian Mountains
    My Bikes
    Motobecane Fantom Cross; Cannondale Supersix replaced the Giant TCR which came to an untimely death by truck
    Posts
    2,355
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Church Creek 2 report

    Not much goodness to report about the race for me. I spent the previous week down at Myrtle Beach with the in-laws, wife and daughter and had a great time. Worked on the golf game, first time out since August 2013. Sorted out my slice and managed to shoot in the 90's twice. I'll take that for only golfing 2-3 times a year.

    Got home Friday night after a 12 hour drive in time to pack, get 6 hours sleep and head over to the shore.

    Now that I've had a chance to look at the data for both Church Creek #1 and Church Creek #2 the data supports what my body was telling me; no legs and no lungs. Power for the second event was 90% of the first one. The power lines looked to be about the same when over-layed and the HR was only slightly lower.

    3 minutes slower than the first event and a 12th place finish behind some screaming fast folks. I'm good with that. The family won't go hungry and my bills will still get paid.

    The trip back across the Chesapeake Bay bridge was slow but I managed to make it to my brothers house and we fished the bay on Sunday. Caught 2 Rockfish which went in the freezer

    With hunting season right around the corner it may just be the last one for me. I've exceeded all of my expectations for the year

  9. #2584
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    South Louisiana
    My Bikes
    Cannondale CAAD9
    Posts
    4,084
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    With hunting season right around the corner it may just be the last one for me. I've exceeded all of my expectations for the year
    IBO - That ain't a bad way to finish up!
    Regards,
    Chuck

    Demain, on roule!

  10. #2585
    Idiot Emeritus sarals's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Central Coast CA
    My Bikes
    2011 Prius Three, Specialized Venge, Felt B16, Look 566, Giant TCXW
    Posts
    4,335
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    IBO, you've had a banner year. That's bigger than a single race, it's the overall - and overall you were steadily improving, and exceeding your goals. I'd say you're a winner all around.
    Racer Ex..."Don't know if the shop is under new ownership. If not feel free to shoplift stuff and break bottles in his parking lot."

  11. #2586
    Senior Member IBOHUNT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Western Maryland - Appalachian Mountains
    My Bikes
    Motobecane Fantom Cross; Cannondale Supersix replaced the Giant TCR which came to an untimely death by truck
    Posts
    2,355
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by revchuck View Post
    IBO - That ain't a bad way to finish up!
    Thanks. It's a *maybe* done. Bow season starts on the 5th of Sept and I've yet to even see if trying to pull a bow back will pull my shoulder off. I got my SC Gator permit and that hunt will take place end of Sept. That's when life starts to be fun.

    I have to tip my cap to you sir. You've come a long way and having to deal with the flat and heat that you deal with would make me want to not ride. The week I spent at the beach was enough for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by sarals View Post
    IBO, you've had a banner year. That's bigger than a single race, it's the overall - and overall you were steadily improving, and exceeding your goals. I'd say you're a winner all around.
    Thanks Sara. I wouldn't say it's been a banner year but a good one; Came back form the collar bone thing stronger on the bike than I thought I'd ever be but I only lost my lunch 3 out of 4 times I may have to do one more just so there isn't that bad taste of last weekend in my mouth

  12. #2587
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,066
    Mentioned
    17 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    posted a *gasp* MTB race report over here.

  13. #2588
    Idiot Emeritus sarals's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Central Coast CA
    My Bikes
    2011 Prius Three, Specialized Venge, Felt B16, Look 566, Giant TCXW
    Posts
    4,335
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Teton, bees get mad at me, too. That was quite a report! Great job on getting on that podium. Congrats!!
    Racer Ex..."Don't know if the shop is under new ownership. If not feel free to shoplift stuff and break bottles in his parking lot."

  14. #2589
    Old Road Racer Cleave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    SoCal
    My Bikes
    Bicycle Transportation: 2013 Ford Focus Electric, 2010 Toyota Prius
    Posts
    4,996
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Seeing a lot of names of people, whom I know, that are winning medals or getting on the podium at Masters Track Nationals. In fact, I subbed for one of them a couple of weeks ago in a 3 Km team pursuit at VSC.
    Thanks.
    Cleave
    "Real men wear pink."
    See my cycling photos at http://www.pbase.com/cleavel/bicycling
    See my bikes at http://www.pbase.com/cleavel/mybicycles
    Visit my blog at http://cleavesblant.wordpress.com/
    Lightning Velo Cycling Club: http://www.lightningvelo.org/

  15. #2590
    Idiot Emeritus sarals's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Central Coast CA
    My Bikes
    2011 Prius Three, Specialized Venge, Felt B16, Look 566, Giant TCXW
    Posts
    4,335
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Tempus Fugit ITT, Cull Canyon course, Castro Valley, CA, WM 60+


    I won. "I may be slow, but I'm ahead of you". In other words, you have to show up to beat me!

    Time was 38:17, average speed was 17.4MPH, NP 140 watts. All paltry compared to you guys, and to my teammate. But, it's getting better!

    Cull Canyon is an out and back, uphill out with a lot of sharp rollers. Not my kind of course, but so what. It's a challenge, and if I don't do it, how am I going to gain experience and improve? And, I've reached a point in this season where I am enjoying the experience. No more dark thoughts, and if one pops up, I quickly squelch it. Hey, everyone else is hurting too, lets see how much deeper I can go. On the uphill, I started easy, targeting 150 watts. My goal was to be S M O O T H, not necessarily fast. I did well on the first half of the climb, stayed aero, and kept the power on. Then, the bike missed a few shifts (Microshift shifters....), and that rattled me and my rhythm got off. I regained some composure, but I burned some matches in the process, and could not sustain the kind of power on the upper part of the course that I did on the lower. I hit the turnaround, and just lit it up. It was slightly disconcerting when I was blowing along at 31 MPH and another rider passed me. Seriously? However, I just kept within me and kept going. The bottom of the course is technical, lots of left/right tight twisties, but I stayed aero, went "whoa" a couple of times when I thought I was too hot into a curve, but came out the other end, still aero and still pedaling. I turned it up to all I had for the line, and felt pretty darned good about my slow time.

    Seven Reasons? Not this time.
    Racer Ex..."Don't know if the shop is under new ownership. If not feel free to shoplift stuff and break bottles in his parking lot."

  16. #2591
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    South Louisiana
    My Bikes
    Cannondale CAAD9
    Posts
    4,084
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Way to go, Sara!
    Regards,
    Chuck

    Demain, on roule!

  17. #2592
    Senior Member shovelhd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Western MA
    My Bikes
    Yes
    Posts
    12,364
    Mentioned
    41 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Excellent!!!! What impressed me the most was how you kept it together. Your progression is going very nicely.

  18. #2593
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,504
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congrats Sarah!
    http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.au

  19. #2594
    Senior Member IBOHUNT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Western Maryland - Appalachian Mountains
    My Bikes
    Motobecane Fantom Cross; Cannondale Supersix replaced the Giant TCR which came to an untimely death by truck
    Posts
    2,355
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's awesome Sara. Not letting the other person that passed you get in your head is huge. That medal drawer will be full this time next year.

    Ahem,,,, percentage check in the mail?

  20. #2595
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    6,487
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sarals View Post
    Tempus Fugit ITT, Cull Canyon course, Castro Valley, CA, WM 60+


    I won. I turned it up to all I had for the line, and felt pretty darned good about my time.

    Seven Reasons? Not this time.

  21. #2596
    Elite Rider Hermes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    My Bikes
    Too Many
    Posts
    8,665
    Mentioned
    51 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Masters Track Nationals at Marymoore Velodrome in Redmond, WA

    500 meters: Bronze 4th of 12
    2K Pursuit: Bronze 3rd of 7
    Team Pursuit: Silver 2nd of 3
    Team Sprint: Bronze 3rd of 4

    Finished racing yesterday and drove from Redmond to Medford, OR. I will get home this PM. It was totally fun Nationals with great weather. As hard as it is to travel with all the equipment and race, it is a total blast and worth the effort when it is all said and done.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Einstein

  22. #2597
    Senior Member shovelhd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Western MA
    My Bikes
    Yes
    Posts
    12,364
    Mentioned
    41 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Four medals in four events? Holy crap. You are a monster.

  23. #2598
    So it is LAJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Westminster, CO
    My Bikes
    81 Puch Luzerne, 90 Schwinn 684, Ridley Boreas, November Wheelhouse
    Posts
    7,079
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Great stuff All!
    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post

    And let the age thing go. We are all old with problems of some kind. Focusing on that is counterproductive.

  24. #2599
    Idiot Emeritus sarals's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Central Coast CA
    My Bikes
    2011 Prius Three, Specialized Venge, Felt B16, Look 566, Giant TCXW
    Posts
    4,335
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Masters Misc Race Report Thread

    Hermes, WOW!!! You are amazing!!!
    Racer Ex..."Don't know if the shop is under new ownership. If not feel free to shoplift stuff and break bottles in his parking lot."

  25. #2600
    Senior Member IBOHUNT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Western Maryland - Appalachian Mountains
    My Bikes
    Motobecane Fantom Cross; Cannondale Supersix replaced the Giant TCR which came to an untimely death by truck
    Posts
    2,355
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hermes turned on the Beast mode. Well done Sir!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •