Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 69 of 109 FirstFirst ... 1959676869707179 ... LastLast
Results 1,701 to 1,725 of 2705
  1. #1701
    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
    4,225
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by revchuck View Post
    Good job, Sara! Using your brain to conserve your legs.
    Chuck, the legs held up just fine as long as I was in the field and NOT going up hills. Surprisingly, the rollers weren't bad. I stayed sheltered on them, kept position, and my recovery was good going over the top. I think I anticipated better, and had better momentum going over than I used to. What got me was the work-over on Keyes Road. That just about did me in! The peloton really stretched out at that point, even though the pace wasn't that high. People were getting beat up and going single file. Still, I fought to keep wheels, probably a bit too hard, because when the leaders hit the gas on the second lap - boing - the cord broke and I couldn't find a wheel for love nor money!
    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."

  2. #1702
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    South Louisiana
    My Bikes
    Cannondale CAAD9
    Posts
    3,838
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    Somebody has to be last and who better than me?
    Quit stealing my lines, dammit!
    Regards,
    Chuck

    Demain, on roule!

  3. #1703
    Elite Rider Hermes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    My Bikes
    Too Many
    Posts
    8,346
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Madera = simple 4 corner crit with good pavement that may have wind, a windy time trial with bees and the road race has 2.2 miles of very rough broken pavement per lap before the rollers.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Einstein

  4. #1704
    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
    4,225
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    Madera = simple 4 corner crit with good pavement that may have wind, a windy time trial with bees and the road race has 2.2 miles of very rough broken pavement per lap before the rollers.
    The Madera crit has railroad tracks, too...but I hear they're not a concern. Bees? Great. I'm sure I'll get stung! The road race is 51 miles. How many times over that broken pavement?? I'd better get some tougher tires on the bike for that. There's no help for my body!
    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."

  5. #1705
    Elite Rider Hermes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    My Bikes
    Too Many
    Posts
    8,346
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    51 miles = 3 loops or 6.6 miles of broken pavement.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Einstein

  6. #1706
    Elite Rider Hermes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    My Bikes
    Too Many
    Posts
    8,346
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The railroad tracks are not a problem but... after the railroad tracks and if there is wind, the field slows and bunches up - this is where crashes happen.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Einstein

  7. #1707
    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
    4,225
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    The railroad tracks are not a problem but... after the railroad tracks and if there is wind, the field slows and bunches up - this is where crashes happen.
    Thanks! I'll definitely note that.
    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."

  8. #1708
    Resident Alien Racer Ex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Let me check.
    My Bikes
    Of course.
    Posts
    11,285
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Madera is a perfect course for a tubeless set up...impossible to pinch flat in any of the potholes.

    Last year I got stung three times...once in the head. All during the TT.

    Two crits today. 100 person fields give or take in both. Rode strong, chased and attacked, kept Turbo in check, we took 3rd and 4th in the 1st race but didn't place in the 2nd. So much horsepower in these fields that only one crit this year ended with winning break. So I work for the guys and hope for wind.

  9. #1709
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Boulder, CO
    Posts
    7,322
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good work at Snelling, Sara!
    ...

  10. #1710
    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
    4,225
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by valygrl View Post
    Good work at Snelling, Sara!
    Valygrl, thank you!
    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. #1711
    I need speed AzTallRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    My Bikes
    Giant Propel, Cervelo P2
    Posts
    5,487
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Was too caught up in my own race-weekend to respond when you posted this, Sara, but it sounds like you did well in a very challenging situation. Gratz!

  12. #1712
    I need speed AzTallRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    My Bikes
    Giant Propel, Cervelo P2
    Posts
    5,487
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    Madera is a perfect course for a tubeless set up...impossible to pinch flat in any of the potholes.

    Last year I got stung three times...once in the head. All during the TT.

    Two crits today. 100 person fields give or take in both. Rode strong, chased and attacked, kept Turbo in check, we took 3rd and 4th in the 1st race but didn't place in the 2nd. So much horsepower in these fields that only one crit this year ended with winning break. So I work for the guys and hope for wind.
    100 person crit's filled with horsepower. That's just an entirely different animal than our Arizona races. Way to go on the placements.

  13. #1713
    Resident Alien Racer Ex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Let me check.
    My Bikes
    Of course.
    Posts
    11,285
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    100 person crit's filled with horsepower. That's just an entirely different animal than our Arizona races. Way to go on the placements.
    27.5 MPH in the 45's. 50's was only 26.8.

  14. #1714
    Old Road Racer Cleave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    SoCal
    My Bikes
    Bicycle Transportation: 2013 Ford Focus Electric, 2010 Toyota Prius
    Posts
    4,954
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    @sarals, good job at Snelling. More race experience and more intensity.

    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    Two crits today. 100 person fields give or take in both. Rode strong, chased and attacked, kept Turbo in check, we took 3rd and 4th in the 1st race but didn't place in the 2nd. So much horsepower in these fields that only one crit this year ended with winning break. So I work for the guys and hope for wind.
    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    27.5 MPH in the 45's. 50's was only 26.8.
    I asked AzTR if the pace in yesterday's crit was "normal" for AZ. He said, "No." (Plus some other stuff. ) It felt normal for this year's SoCal 50+/55+ crits.
    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. #1715
    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
    4,225
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    AzT, Cleave, thanks! First lap average was 20.3 MPH over 14 miles. Not bad for a bunch of girls! Of course, USAC has failed to note that I even finished - yet. I'm not on the race results, at all. Well, that's okay, I'm a perpetual 4, anyway. I did what I needed to do in the race, too. That feels pretty good!
    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. #1716
    Senior Member Allegheny Jet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Medina, OH
    My Bikes
    confidential infromation that I don't even share with my wife
    Posts
    5,623
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Great job on the race scene everyone. Rubber side stayed down and everyone seems satisfied too! I am starting to get the itch to pin a number on even though I'm still full on with ice fishing season. Went on the big lake today with my son. Our 10 day forecasts indicate below freezing every day. I don't remember a better year with thicker ice. I wonder what the gravel roads in mid-Michigan will be like in 4 weeks at the Barry Roubaix? After yesterday's 3 hr fixie ride I get to break out the cross bike for a while.
    oldschool areodynamic brick

  17. #1717
    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
    4,225
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The USAC results are up and they show me as a DNP. Not happy. I know, I should have checked the results before I left! From now on, I don't leave the finish area until I see that I've been scored, and properly!
    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."

  18. #1718
    I need speed AzTallRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    My Bikes
    Giant Propel, Cervelo P2
    Posts
    5,487
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sarals View Post
    The USAC results are up and they show me as a DNP. Not happy. I know, I should have checked the results before I left! From now on, I don't leave the finish area until I see that I've been scored, and properly!
    Even that is no guarantee, Sara. I stayed for several hours last week while they sorted out a scoring mess. They had me fifth, which seemed right - didn't matter much. But the results are now up in USAC and I'm sixth. Go figger.
    "If you're riding less than 18 MPH up a 2% grade please tell people Coggan is coaching you."

  19. #1719
    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
    4,225
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    Even that is no guarantee, Sara. I stayed for several hours last week while they sorted out a scoring mess. They had me fifth, which seemed right - didn't matter much. But the results are now up in USAC and I'm sixth. Go figger.
    Frustrating.

    Well, I got some good training, stayed rubber side down, and feel good about that.
    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."

  20. #1720
    powered by Racer Ex gsteinb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    teh Jersey
    Posts
    16,389
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    First race. First win. Thanks Ex.

  21. #1721
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    South Louisiana
    My Bikes
    Cannondale CAAD9
    Posts
    3,838
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    First race. First win. Thanks Ex.
    Congrats, Gary!
    Regards,
    Chuck

    Demain, on roule!

  22. #1722
    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
    6,223
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Dang!
    Quote Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
    Not to be argumentative

  23. #1723
    Elite Rider Hermes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    My Bikes
    Too Many
    Posts
    8,346
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice Gary. Great way to start a season.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Einstein

  24. #1724
    I need speed AzTallRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    My Bikes
    Giant Propel, Cervelo P2
    Posts
    5,487
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Gratz, Gary!
    "If you're riding less than 18 MPH up a 2% grade please tell people Coggan is coaching you."

  25. #1725
    Resident Alien Racer Ex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Let me check.
    My Bikes
    Of course.
    Posts
    11,285
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Nice start to the season!

Page 69 of 109 FirstFirst ... 1959676869707179 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

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