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Forum: Road Cycling 08-31-14, 08:54 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,499
Posted By dobrado
The only music I listen to is the sweet sound of...

The only music I listen to is the sweet sound of bike tires rolling over pavement.

And the voices in my head.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 01-19-14, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 850,850
Posted By dobrado
Just started following a structured (not...

Just started following a structured (not customized for me...using one from The Sufferfest) plan for 10 weeks. Then I'll have to figure something out for the 10 weeks after that, before my A race. I...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 12-26-13, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5,120
Views: 3,075,877
Posted By dobrado
I just started (racing) in October. Hoping to...

I just started (racing) in October. Hoping to have an actual season with multiple races in 2014! Stock everything, except the saddle.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5542/11308156473_86b8846eb3.jpg
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Forum: Road Cycling 12-10-13, 08:25 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 41,200
Posted By dobrado
My first and only road bike, a 2011 Trek 2.1;...

My first and only road bike, a 2011 Trek 2.1; that's a trainer tire on the rear wheel.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5542/11308156473_4846245aac_o.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling 12-05-13, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By dobrado
Campagnolo GranFondo New York: ...

Campagnolo GranFondo New York:

http://granfondony.com/
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 10-07-13, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 116,082
Posted By dobrado
DNF (Mechanical issues) yesterday in my 4th race...

DNF (Mechanical issues) yesterday in my 4th race (ever). Learned a lot though, and had fun!
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 10-02-13, 10:04 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 12,252
Posted By dobrado
Hmmm... Consistent top five finishes in Cat...

Hmmm...

Consistent top five finishes in Cat 5 without killing myself, upgrade to Cat 4, 7 hour hilly GranFondo.

Got some work to dooooo!
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 09-29-13, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 116,082
Posted By dobrado
Thanks! Definitely not spinning out...

Thanks!

Definitely not spinning out anything, but also wasn't keeping up either. Gotta train more I guess!
Forum: Road Cycling 09-29-13, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 496
Posted By dobrado
Raced today

Raced today
Forum: Road Cycling 09-29-13, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,569
Posted By dobrado
You didn't ask for anecdotal evidence, but...it's...

You didn't ask for anecdotal evidence, but...it's all I've got.

In my experience, it doesn't matter, and it's all about finding what works for you. Any combination of gears is useful, and as you...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 09-29-13, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 116,082
Posted By dobrado
Floyd Bennett Field Cat5 race today. Last...

Floyd Bennett Field Cat5 race today.

Last place, but I realize my weakness.

I spin way more than I should! Today was my 3rd race (Cat5), and I remember the moment I realized that I wasn't going...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-22-13, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By dobrado
I did my second circuit (crit?) race today. Came...

I did my second circuit (crit?) race today. Came in 11th place!
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 09-20-13, 12:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,513
Posted By dobrado
It was fine! I didn't feel that I was unstable in...

It was fine! I didn't feel that I was unstable in cornering. I can't really speak about things like stiffness, etc. because I haven't yet ridden any other bike. It was good enough to race on so I'm a...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-13-13, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 944
Posted By dobrado
Is the chain getting caught between the front...

Is the chain getting caught between the front chainrings?
Forum: Road Cycling 09-05-13, 05:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,883
Posted By dobrado
I ride a Trek! BUT...a Supersix is in my...

I ride a Trek!

BUT...a Supersix is in my future.
Forum: Northeast 09-05-13, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By dobrado
They hand out the cue sheets on the day of the...

They hand out the cue sheets on the day of the ride. Additionally, there are markings on the road that help guide riders.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-04-13, 08:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,473
Posted By dobrado
Awesome; congrats! Your Supersix looks awesome by...

Awesome; congrats! Your Supersix looks awesome by the way; what size is it (I'm thinking about getting one to upgrade my 2011 Trek 2.1)?
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 08-27-13, 10:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,513
Posted By dobrado
I totally could feel the effect of sitting in...

I totally could feel the effect of sitting in versus being off the front or back...to the point where I was surprised at how much different the required effort was! I watched some (ok, all) of your...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 08-27-13, 10:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,513
Posted By dobrado
Yep, it's an old airport, and it was hella fun!

Yep, it's an old airport, and it was hella fun!
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 08-25-13, 09:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,513
Posted By dobrado
GUYS. GUYS!!! I finally raced. Tons of...

GUYS.

GUYS!!!

I finally raced. Tons of fun, tried some things, but in the end the most important thing I should have been doing I didn't try hard enough to do:

Stay on wheels and in the...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-22-13, 08:48 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,626
Posted By dobrado
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling 08-04-13, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,127
Posted By dobrado
Well, I think it's an issue of perspective. The...

Well, I think it's an issue of perspective. The key part of what you said is "the same effort but different bikes". Imagine, an empty jet airliner vs a fully loaded one. For the same effort - thrust...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-26-13, 05:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,513
Posted By dobrado
(not sure if this is for me) Yeah, I should...

(not sure if this is for me)

Yeah, I should have taken the risk of getting soaked again and the race being canceled. My mind wasn't really in it though so I figured I'd skip it until I felt better...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-26-13, 09:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,513
Posted By dobrado
So...it rained again yesterday. At 11:30pm...

So...it rained again yesterday.

At 11:30pm (meaning that I should have chanced it instead of assuming it would be rained out again). I think I'm just gonna try to do a Saturday morning race...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-22-13, 08:56 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 24,349
Posted By dobrado
To answer the OP's question, no I don't think it...

To answer the OP's question, no I don't think it should be based on ability. Spend your money as you choose it. We all know that usually the only thing limiting the bike-rider system is the rider, so...
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