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Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-13-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By chadteck
I don't think you understand the scenario. ...

I don't think you understand the scenario.

I'm just one of the (former) participants of a training crit that was going on for many, many years before I even started riding or racing a road bike....
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-13-13, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By chadteck
Thanks for the info cdr. That looks like a good...

Thanks for the info cdr. That looks like a good breakdown for an "official" crit. We would need / want something much less formal. No promotion, no numbers, no lap cards (yelling works fine) and no...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-12-13, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By chadteck
I agree. We've been looking for a new location...

I agree. We've been looking for a new location but haven't found anything suitable. Since the police now seem determined to shut down our crit (they've faxed bike shops, contacted local club...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-12-13, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By chadteck
Our course was on public roads in the middle of a...

Our course was on public roads in the middle of a residential area. It had 3 stop signs per lap that had to be "ignored", but there is little traffic and the streets are very wide and include a wide...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-11-13, 10:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By chadteck
Weekly practice crit

We've had some trouble with our local police department lately and we are unable to use the course that's been used for around 20 years. They seem determined to put an end to our weekly crit, so I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-22-12, 09:02 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,779
Posted By chadteck
Exactly. The reason for comparing those two...

Exactly.

The reason for comparing those two gear sets is that it doesn't make much sense to have a larger gear than what they offer.

A 53/12 at 110 RPM is 38.1 MPH and a 50/11 is 39.2 MPH. If...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-08-12, 04:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,239
Posted By chadteck
I crashed about a month ago and my Garmin broke....

I crashed about a month ago and my Garmin broke. I haven't decided if I'm going to repair or replace it, so in the meantime, I've been riding computer-less. I don't mind it at all for races or group...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 03-08-12, 04:03 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,650
Posted By chadteck
This. Cat 4 races seem to be filled...

This.

Cat 4 races seem to be filled primarily with people that want to be near the front to avoid the accordion effect or getting caught behind a crash. The problem is that 80% of them want to be...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-01-12, 09:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,712
Posted By chadteck
That's awesome. I wouldn't say the new paint...

That's awesome.

I wouldn't say the new paint scheme is ugly, but it looks like it belongs on a cheap bike.
Forum: Road Cycling 02-29-12, 11:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,244
Posted By chadteck
I still have a pretty decent amount of drop for...

I still have a pretty decent amount of drop for my height (~4.5 in), just less than I had before (~6.5 in).

My inseam is about an inch shorter than yours and saddle height is ~77.5cm. The...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-29-12, 10:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,244
Posted By chadteck
If you're locking your arms (which you would be...

If you're locking your arms (which you would be to bear the weight on your skeleton), you're doing it wrong.

The point I was making is if your drop is such that your back is completely horizontal...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-29-12, 08:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,244
Posted By chadteck
I'm not saying the 90 degree figure is set in...

I'm not saying the 90 degree figure is set in stone, but somewhere near there is about as aero as you're going to get your arms when you're in the drops. I don't have any trouble keeping my knees...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-29-12, 11:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,244
Posted By chadteck
I learned most of what I know about the subject...

I learned most of what I know about the subject of cycling from BF (I know, poor me...) and everything I read seemed to suggest that as far as drop is concerned, MOAR = better!!111!

So, I got a...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-23-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,521
Posted By chadteck
My only concern here is that he is competing in...

My only concern here is that he is competing in an inline-skate race, rather than a bicycle race. Get him a little BMX bike and let him ride it for fun for a few years, then worry about racing if he...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-23-11, 07:29 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,063
Posted By chadteck
I do. It's not so much crashing that I'm worried...

I do. It's not so much crashing that I'm worried about, but my last smart phone got moisture underneath the screen and generally started acting strange after I took it on a lot of rides. I don't like...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-08-11, 09:07 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,526
Posted By chadteck
Did you test in a wind tunnel? I think...

Did you test in a wind tunnel?

I think Merlin put it pretty clearly: loosing fat (not muscle) will make you faster on the flats, but not nearly the difference it will make on hills.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-04-11, 08:41 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,426
Posted By chadteck
I got the subscription e-mail, so here I am. ...

I got the subscription e-mail, so here I am.

Still don't shave my legs. Still think it's a waste of time. Teammates shut up about it after roughly a year.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-11-11, 12:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,797
Posted By chadteck
For anyone else that decides to take a stand...

For anyone else that decides to take a stand against the pointlessness that is shaving your legs (unless you happen to get massages very frequently), the comments seem to die down significantly after...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-08-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By chadteck
I've gotten many flats while training and none...

I've gotten many flats while training and none while racing. Usually there is at least some effort made to clean up a race course before a race, so you should be less likely to encounter debris.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-06-11, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By chadteck
Upgrade whichever one you currently feel is less...

Upgrade whichever one you currently feel is less comfortable. My opinion going from a cheap helmet to an Ionos is that the helmet is the better investment. It will keep you cooler and you'll feel...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-03-11, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By chadteck
I just noticed the link points to the generic...

I just noticed the link points to the generic products page. Here is one on eBay....
Forum: Road Cycling 05-01-11, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By chadteck
Token X-Wing

Link (http://www.tokenproducts.com/htm/products.php)

Any opinions from owners? I want a minimal carbon saddle that has a cutout. This saddle looks like one of the better options. They have some...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-24-11, 10:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,468
Posted By chadteck
They should just cut the nose off that SMP...

They should just cut the nose off that SMP saddle. What purpose does it serve besides making the saddle look ridiculous?
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 04-24-11, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,667
Posted By chadteck
What else would they be referring to as "spoke...

What else would they be referring to as "spoke covers"? I'm pretty sure they are referring to exactly what you're talking about.

Edit: I'm assuming you're referring to a USAC time trial. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-21-11, 03:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,787
Posted By chadteck
It's hard to tell for sure, but it sounds like...

It's hard to tell for sure, but it sounds like the OP requested that the order be cancelled before it was shipped. If that's the case, I think he has a right to complain. I don't think the wait time...
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