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Forum: Road Cycling 09-13-10, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By ft_critical
Not Rolling Off - Etiquette

Situation.
Pairs rolling turns (i.e., in two lines)
So the guy beside you wants to roll off. You want to stay on the front a little longer.

Questions.
Is there a secrect signal that means...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 03-27-10, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8,950
Views: 1,921,376
Posted By ft_critical
The ground is unforgiving.... ...

The ground is unforgiving....

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Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 03-24-10, 12:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By ft_critical
Racing Crash Frequency

Rules:
Race 10 or more times per year.
Cat 4 equivalent or higher.
Crash = something that takes off skin as a minimum.

It would be good to answer:
Is crashing more often correlated to racing...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 03-22-10, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By ft_critical
Post Crash Repair

Two questions for you.


I sewed up my knicks after my crash this weekend. Am I the only one? 50kmh so a fair bit of sewing, but the results look okay. Jersey is shredded though.

The inner...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 03-17-10, 04:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,115
Posted By ft_critical
Good grief. Structured training plan. Waste of...

Good grief. Structured training plan. Waste of time until you get enough experience to know what you need to work on. Find every race and group ride you can join in and hang on. You will learn,...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 03-16-10, 02:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,958
Posted By ft_critical
Attack into the wind/cross-wind. This is fine,...

Attack into the wind/cross-wind. This is fine, but unless you are a pro team, I think what is more practical is attack into a cross wind that becomes a tail wind in a matter of kilometers.

Train...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 03-11-10, 04:50 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,697
Posted By ft_critical
I am 42 and this is my third year of racing but...

I am 42 and this is my third year of racing but the first serious season (really committed.) I race twice a week, I stopped drinking wine, I follow a diet (ish,) I wake up at 0440 twice a week to...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-11-10, 04:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,346
Posted By ft_critical
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4423905587_6a1...

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Forum: Training & Nutrition 03-10-10, 04:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By ft_critical
128mg per tab I assume, so it says on the jar.

128mg per tab I assume, so it says on the jar.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 03-09-10, 06:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,404
Posted By ft_critical
Thanks, sorry to create a bit of a storm and...

Thanks, sorry to create a bit of a storm and thanks to Wooduck for clarifying what I am doing so correctly.

Summarising then:

Do
1. Roll through easy for your turn,
2. Take a short turn,...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 03-09-10, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By ft_critical
Will have to check... will answer later

Will have to check... will answer later
Forum: Training & Nutrition 03-09-10, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By ft_critical
The Benefits of Magnesium

I was wondering if anyone had had a similar experience with any supplements/vitamins.

I was finding myself pretty irritable, having trouble sleeping and feeling stressed after my big smash up...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-09-10, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2,601
Views: 229,890
Posted By ft_critical
Probably been covered but... It has come to...

Probably been covered but...

It has come to my notice that:
a great deal of what is yelled at you in races is self-serving bull,
there are way too many 'coaches' jibbering a stream of advice...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 03-08-10, 07:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,404
Posted By ft_critical
Thanks, this is true. I am hoping by hanging...

Thanks, this is true. I am hoping by hanging around with them as long as possible I will absorb some class.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 03-08-10, 06:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,404
Posted By ft_critical
Thanks all some good tips. Here is why I asked: ...

Thanks all some good tips. Here is why I asked:
Race A: work on the front too much I have been told by everyone (but I really enjoy helping to write the story of the race.)
Race B: there are two...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 03-07-10, 06:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,404
Posted By ft_critical
Post your Tricks – for not working at the front of the race

So how do you:
1. Stay near the front of the race,
2. Do no work, and
3. Not get yelled at for making gaps everywhere?

Including tricks for when it is paceline…
Forum: Road Cycling 02-24-10, 03:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,898
Posted By ft_critical
That's 'cause back in the day there was nothing...

That's 'cause back in the day there was nothing to buy. Try to get a pro kit in the 70's?

I am sure if there was more gear and more access to it, it would have been more important and more part...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-15-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,215
Posted By ft_critical
If you are good enough, you can wear what you...

If you are good enough, you can wear what you like:

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Forum: Road Cycling 02-15-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,215
Posted By ft_critical
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Forum: Road Cycling 02-15-10, 04:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,215
Posted By ft_critical
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 02-10-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,301
Posted By ft_critical
But RacerEx I dreamed my genetic ceiling would be...

But RacerEx I dreamed my genetic ceiling would be so much higher... I will have stern words with my parents.

But seriously, I do hope that it is not that... yet.



Nice summary StefanG. I...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 02-09-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,301
Posted By ft_critical
Race before last, I did a lot of work on the...

Race before last, I did a lot of work on the front. Then got in a chase group of just me, chasing a 4 man break. Sitting in no-mans land. Then the 1s came through trailing a bunch of 2s who...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 02-09-10, 10:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,301
Posted By ft_critical
I confess it has not been fun at all so far. I...

I confess it has not been fun at all so far. I think I will do the rest of the series and if I don't finish one, I will down grade for next time - I think my results will support that with the...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 02-09-10, 09:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,301
Posted By ft_critical
Okay so this is in Australia. 1s have...

Okay so this is in Australia. 1s have international and local pros so they are pretty tough. In truth I should have gone into Cat3 in this particular comp.

But I guess more my questions...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 02-09-10, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,301
Posted By ft_critical
Cat3-->Cat2-->OTB = need help

I have started to ride some Cat2 equivalent races and am only lasting ¾ of the crit before being dropped. This is causing me much depression.
I am able to win Cat3 crits and Vets Cat2 crits. ...
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