Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Masters Racing (All Disciplines) Race on the track or road or on your mountainbike in the Masters Category? Want to talk tactics, strategy and training with your peers?

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-06-14, 10:20 AM   #126
sarals 
Idiot Emeritus
 
sarals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Coast CA
Bikes: 2011 Prius Three, Specialized Venge, Felt B16, Look 566, Giant TCXW
Posts: 5,436
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Hermes was talking about that those pedals and the phase not too long ago. I imagine it's tricky to learn to be smooth with that setup.

Hey, IBO, thanks! I'm a little overwhelmed by the support, really, I am. I kick myself in the butt pretty regularly, but that's just me. I'm thankful to you folks, and you have to know that support goes BOTH ways!
__________________
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."
sarals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-14, 11:23 PM   #127
MikesChevelle
Senior Member
 
MikesChevelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Boise
Bikes:
Posts: 703
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Courtesy of my Nokia 1020

A few pics from the Boise Twilight Criterium tonight......man these guys are FAST














MikesChevelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-14, 05:16 PM   #128
sarals 
Idiot Emeritus
 
sarals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Coast CA
Bikes: 2011 Prius Three, Specialized Venge, Felt B16, Look 566, Giant TCXW
Posts: 5,436
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Nice shots!!
__________________
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."
sarals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-14, 01:28 PM   #129
sarals 
Idiot Emeritus
 
sarals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Coast CA
Bikes: 2011 Prius Three, Specialized Venge, Felt B16, Look 566, Giant TCXW
Posts: 5,436
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)


Suffering at Sattley, this year, at the NCNCA ITT Championships. 5th of 5 in my age group.

Craig Huffman, photographer.
__________________
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."
sarals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-14, 09:06 PM   #130
Allegheny Jet 
Senior Member
 
Allegheny Jet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Medina, OH
Bikes: confidential infromation that I don't even share with my wife
Posts: 5,708
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Having fun before tonight's 50 lap Scratch Race. My first selfie ever!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg photo.jpg (95.7 KB, 28 views)
__________________
oldschool areodynamic brick
Allegheny Jet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-14, 10:24 PM   #131
sarals 
Idiot Emeritus
 
sarals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Coast CA
Bikes: 2011 Prius Three, Specialized Venge, Felt B16, Look 566, Giant TCXW
Posts: 5,436
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
It's about 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."
sarals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-14, 09:55 AM   #132
dminor 
Moar cowbell
 
dminor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The 509
Bikes: are awesome.
Posts: 12,416
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
'Peoples Enduro,' Spokane, in March - -



Couple shots from this year's ProGRT downhill at Port Angeles, WA





PHOTOS BY GREG TUBBS
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Twain
"Don't argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."

Last edited by dminor; 08-04-14 at 04:46 PM.
dminor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-14, 05:25 PM   #133
sarals 
Idiot Emeritus
 
sarals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Coast CA
Bikes: 2011 Prius Three, Specialized Venge, Felt B16, Look 566, Giant TCXW
Posts: 5,436
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Man, you get all dirty ​doing that stuff! But it sure looks like fun.
__________________
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."
sarals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-14, 09:04 PM   #134
Hermes 
Elite Rider
 
Hermes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes: Too Many
Posts: 9,687
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Ready for standing start at Velo Sports Center 500 meters. Mrs H photographer

__________________
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

Cat: Killer

Last edited by Hermes; 08-13-14 at 08:01 AM.
Hermes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-14, 09:22 PM   #135
Cleave
Old Road Racer
 
Cleave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: SoCal
Bikes: Bicycle Transportation: 2013 Ford Focus Electric, 2010 Toyota Prius
Posts: 5,249
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
^^^ Hmm... that's me sitting on the apron. Wonder why I was there?
__________________
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/
Cleave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-14, 11:00 PM   #136
sarals 
Idiot Emeritus
 
sarals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Coast CA
Bikes: 2011 Prius Three, Specialized Venge, Felt B16, Look 566, Giant TCXW
Posts: 5,436
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Do tell!
__________________
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."
sarals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-14, 07:00 AM   #137
Allegheny Jet 
Senior Member
 
Allegheny Jet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Medina, OH
Bikes: confidential infromation that I don't even share with my wife
Posts: 5,708
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
3, 2, 1, explode! It's odd how calm and relaxed one can be just before turning inside out.
__________________
oldschool areodynamic brick
Allegheny Jet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-14, 09:57 AM   #138
Hermes 
Elite Rider
 
Hermes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes: Too Many
Posts: 9,687
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Masters Track Nationals 60-64 5K scratch race. @Allegheny Jet. Photo by Hermes

__________________
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

Cat: Killer
Hermes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-14, 11:28 AM   #139
IBOHUNT
Senior Member
 
IBOHUNT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Western Maryland - Appalachian Mountains
Bikes: Motobecane Fantom Cross; Cannondale Supersix replaced the Giant TCR which came to an untimely death by truck
Posts: 3,593
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb-jQObYDSs&feature=share


A lap around Summit Point Raceway
IBOHUNT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-14, 01:44 PM   #140
Cleave
Old Road Racer
 
Cleave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: SoCal
Bikes: Bicycle Transportation: 2013 Ford Focus Electric, 2010 Toyota Prius
Posts: 5,249
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
Masters Track Nationals 60-64 5K scratch race. @Allegheny Jet. Photo by Hermes

I know both of the Skilz guys. The short guy in front is arguably the best 60+ crit racer in SoCal. He beat Big M head-to-head in a field sprint earlier this year. The bigger Skilz guy behind AJ is no slouch either.
__________________
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/
Cleave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-14, 04:27 PM   #141
Allegheny Jet 
Senior Member
 
Allegheny Jet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Medina, OH
Bikes: confidential infromation that I don't even share with my wife
Posts: 5,708
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
Masters Track Nationals 60-64 5K scratch race. @Allegheny Jet. Photo by Hermes

It was a crazy fast and hard race. There were two teams who kept attacking on every lap. Big efforts, relax for 5" then big efforts again and again. I used up my matches chasing down a couple breaks when there were guys from Boulder and Skilz together off the front. I had intended to sit in and sprint for scrapes at the end of the race,( a short lived plan) then with 3 laps to go I moved back to get a breather then another attack happened and I got boxed in and could not make back to the pack. Ended up 10/15.

In the 55-59 race right after us there was only one half hearted break attempt by one guy. After 1/2 a lap he was back on the fold and the tempo pace continued until the mass pack sprint finish. That is the race I wanted to be in.

The Scratch Race and Match Sprints are not why I'm here. I used those races to get my feet on the ground after traveling 4 days to get here. Tomorrow is the 2K Pursuit then on Friday I have the 500 TT.
__________________
oldschool areodynamic brick

Last edited by Allegheny Jet; 08-20-14 at 04:59 PM.
Allegheny Jet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-14, 04:48 PM   #142
shovelhd 
Senior Member
 
shovelhd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Western MA
Bikes: Yes
Posts: 15,426
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Go get it AJ.
shovelhd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-14, 09:46 AM   #143
Hermes 
Elite Rider
 
Hermes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes: Too Many
Posts: 9,687
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Here are some pics from Masters Track Nationals in Redmond, WA on the 400 meter concrete track located in Marymoor Park. All photos by Hermes or Mrs. Hermes.

For those that have not attended a track national championship, it all starts by getting space in the infield and setting up a tent city that is home for several days of racing and socializing. Since we race a Velo Sports Center in Carson, CA, we joined a group from SoCal and we all chipped in to purchase a couple of pop up canopies for shade.

The infield



Marymoor is flat on the straights but has a more abrupt rise entering the turn than Hellyer, Carson or Trexlertown. I called it the Marymoor climb. I found myself wanting to get out of the saddle entering the turn at the relief line and even more so at the rail. The sprinters lane was flat and not a problem but due to the banking, I felt that drifting up to the red line and then "diving" off the banking to the black line offered a way to get a couple of seconds of recovery on each turn during the pursuit.

500 Meters... At Marymoor, the 500 is started on the track apron and one enters the track before the half lap line. Our age group did two ups. I started on the home stretch.

Here is BF @Allegheny Jet starting on the apron getting ready to go on the track.



Coming into turn 4



Heading to the finish.



500 Podium

__________________
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

Cat: Killer
Hermes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-14, 09:47 AM   #144
Hermes 
Elite Rider
 
Hermes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes: Too Many
Posts: 9,687
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
2K Pursuit...I am used to doing 8 laps on the 250 track with lap times called every lap. At Marymoor, we decided to get 1/2 laps called. We use Roger Young as a coach when in Carson and Roger attended the championships and provided advice and assisted with timing. I decided on my schedule and gave it to Roger. It seemed like most everyone who had done pursuit was a little slower so I increased my lap times and figured if I had any juice left, I would light it up with 600 meters to go. I hit my 1/2 lap times and turned it on with 1 1/2 to go. My opponent was up by 3.8 seconds in the first kilo and I won by .9 seconds to grab the short podium.

This was my first pursuit podium and my fourth time at nationals and once at worlds doing pursuit.

The start



Getting getting times



Team Pursuit... I did not have a team going into nationals and I was approached by a racing friend to join him and another racer to do the 65+ 3K team pursuit. I do a lot of team pursuit, but ad hoc pursuit teams do not win at nationals. You race and have fun doing it. The problem is team pursuit needs a lot of practice to get close and race fast. The other guys did not have time to practice and so we just lined up and raced it. One other glitch was that our fourth decided not to race team pursuit and save himself for team sprint. So we did it with 3 men versus the other teams have 4.





Team Sprint... The short podium 1st, 2nd and 3rd individual pursuit racers (included me), got together to do team sprint. I have done team sprint many times but the other two racers had not. I was unsure about this because although team sprint looks easy, it is hard to hold the team together and get the gearing and order correct.

We decided that I would start and Roger would be at the curve and signal me that the other racer was on and then I was to light it up. It sort of worked but you can see in the pics that we had some gaps. However, it was an amazing first effort by my teammates doing team sprint. If we practiced, we could do much better and I should probably go second.

Start



First exchange...you can see the gap behind me.





I had a great time racing and socializing. We had fabulous weather and Marymoor was an excellent host. The hotdogs were to die for and what is with the beer sequester? I had to leave my beer with this lovely woman when I left the yellow chain area.

__________________
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

Cat: Killer
Hermes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-14, 09:50 AM   #145
Hermes 
Elite Rider
 
Hermes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes: Too Many
Posts: 9,687
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
There are a lot of dripping efficiency losses in our team events but at least I am not sitting up and begging for it.

__________________
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

Cat: Killer
Hermes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-14, 01:47 PM   #146
sarals 
Idiot Emeritus
 
sarals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Coast CA
Bikes: 2011 Prius Three, Specialized Venge, Felt B16, Look 566, Giant TCXW
Posts: 5,436
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Hermes, fantastic shots! You really captured the flavor, intensity and FUN of that event!
__________________
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."
sarals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-14, 06:24 PM   #147
Cleave
Old Road Racer
 
Cleave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: SoCal
Bikes: Bicycle Transportation: 2013 Ford Focus Electric, 2010 Toyota Prius
Posts: 5,249
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Yes, @Hermes, I agree that the photos make racing at Masters Track Natz enticing. However, the Force is still not strong enough.

I still think that @Allegheny Jet should be doing a sport that can make better use of his upper body strength.

BTW, is the pole lane as bumpy as I remember it?
__________________
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/
Cleave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-14, 06:25 PM   #148
Hermes 
Elite Rider
 
Hermes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes: Too Many
Posts: 9,687
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
yes
__________________
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

Cat: Killer
Hermes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-14, 11:46 PM   #149
Racer Ex 
Resident Alien
Thread Starter
 
Racer Ex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Location, location.
Bikes:
Posts: 12,479
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hermes View Post


What struck me here was his non UCI approved use of a wired boom box velcrod to his back. Odd cross between technology and old school power sourcing. And clearly, looking at the pic below, his cord was too short.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Hermes View Post

Racer Ex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-14, 08:41 AM   #150
IBOHUNT
Senior Member
 
IBOHUNT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Western Maryland - Appalachian Mountains
Bikes: Motobecane Fantom Cross; Cannondale Supersix replaced the Giant TCR which came to an untimely death by truck
Posts: 3,593
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
some cool shots. Looks like a tonne of fun
IBOHUNT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:09 AM.