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Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-25-16, 01:08 PM
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Views: 2,450
Posted By gtrob
There is a good bit that Freakonomics does on...

There is a good bit that Freakonomics does on cheating (its on youtube Im sure, but the full movie/book is worth it). They look at teachers who get bonuses based on the grades their kids gets, and...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-24-16, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,450
Posted By gtrob
Glad to see the track is 'ready', although Im...

Glad to see the track is 'ready', although Im sure we will hear more about it once thousands of people stuff in there in a couple of weeks.


Regarding the RUS team, I hope they ban the entire...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-22-16, 11:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,469
Posted By gtrob
Im always here :) Ive been in the US a lot with...

Im always here :) Ive been in the US a lot with little service this summer


Regarding the cheap vs expensive versions, this goes for many companies in many sports. In particular, if you are...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-20-16, 02:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,469
Posted By gtrob
Love the CF tub shoes. I think there could be a...

Love the CF tub shoes. I think there could be a more 'reliable' design there but really they only need to last a weekend (or less). I could see bont maybe doing a mainstream version like that.
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Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 04-21-16, 01:48 PM
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Views: 76,639
Posted By gtrob
While I agree overall with the list, I don't...

While I agree overall with the list, I don't think you can compare certain sports. Some sports require so much of one thing (weight lifting, distance cycling, auto racing) that I dont think its fair...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 04-03-16, 05:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,450
Posted By gtrob
Speaking from someone who rode in the last PanAm...

Speaking from someone who rode in the last PanAm test event, which was put on days after the track was ready, it ruins the track. There is so much concrete dust in the air that gets pounded into the...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 03-21-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,318
Posted By gtrob
I know 2 people that went from national level...

I know 2 people that went from national level (jrs) track to skating. Ive always wanted to try long track, but it always seemed like a difficult sport to get into.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 03-08-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,412
Posted By gtrob
no but there is talk of it. Even talk of a mixed...

no but there is talk of it. Even talk of a mixed field (sounds less likely)
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 03-04-16, 03:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,412
Posted By gtrob
Quick recap of the race ...

Quick recap of the race

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvg086HdqPM
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 03-04-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,412
Posted By gtrob
TP started out close, but they walked away with...

TP started out close, but they walked away with in the end.

#hammerforprez2016 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=hammerforprez2016)
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 03-04-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,412
Posted By gtrob
Thats true. I was just talking with a coach...

Thats true. I was just talking with a coach yesterday about how we have PanAm games at home, 3 rounds of worlds, world champs, and olympics all in the span of about 11months. When you do not have a B...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 03-03-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,412
Posted By gtrob
For those not getting a way to watch it, I used...

For those not getting a way to watch it, I used www.tunnelbear.com today with success. Sign up, install their bloatware, and you get 500mb free (unlimited is like $8). Hop off in something like the...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 03-03-16, 11:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,412
Posted By gtrob
2 seconds off of a world record.... wow. ...

2 seconds off of a world record.... wow.

This was a team that was struggling to qualify a year ago, and they just went 4 seconds faster than everyone else. That is incredible.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 03-02-16, 10:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,412
Posted By gtrob
Can vs US in women's IP tonight for bronze! ...

Can vs US in women's IP tonight for bronze!

http://www.tissottiming.com/File/Download?id=00030D0001021363FFFFFFFFFFFFFF02
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Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 03-02-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,412
Posted By gtrob
Looks like sportsnet1 in Canada will be playing...

Looks like sportsnet1 in Canada will be playing it.

....at 2-5am each night...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 03-02-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,412
Posted By gtrob
Carriers in each. Most will not be live if I had...

Carriers in each. Most will not be live if I had to guess
http://www.uci.ch/mm/Document/News/NewsGeneral/17/32/89/2016UCITrackCyclingWorldChampionships-TVPartners_Neutral.pdf

or youtube, although...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-28-16, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 261,243
Posted By gtrob
I feel for the guys that have to come out with a...

I feel for the guys that have to come out with a better bike every couple of years. Imagine finally pulling off the best bike you could possibly make within the limits you have, knowing that you have...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-27-16, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 261,243
Posted By gtrob
Not even close to fitting lol. If I did I'd...

Not even close to fitting lol. If I did I'd probably try it, but it also has a 1 1/4" steerer so you can't just run your normal stem. Pin offers a 100mm and a 130mm, no idea on angles but basically...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-27-16, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 261,243
Posted By gtrob
The rep claims this is only the 2nd one to even...

The rep claims this is only the 2nd one to even come to north America. I imagine there's only a handful of people riding them in the world at this point.


And for the record I was kidding about...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-27-16, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 261,243
Posted By gtrob
This showed up in the bike shop today... should I...

This showed up in the bike shop today... should I buy it?

http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy155/gt-rob/20160227_143351_zpsf3aie24m.jpg

You will notice the lack of handlebars. Custom one...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-26-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 261,243
Posted By gtrob
wow I had no idea what would be that soft. I also...

wow I had no idea what would be that soft. I also just tighten mine down hard, as I always have, and just plan to file them down if they get tight, as I always have. Perhaps I should just use the...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-23-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 76,639
Posted By gtrob
very cool indeed. That heart rate data doesn't...

very cool indeed. That heart rate data doesn't look accurate, valente's is down to hear resting HR during a pull lol.


When you look at how close the top 10 men TP teams are going to be next...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-22-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,412
Posted By gtrob
Should point out this is also the 'retirement...

Should point out this is also the 'retirement year' for a lot of racers. A lot of guys in that age range where 4 years out is too much, you either are going to Rio (and subsequently worlds) or you...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-22-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,412
Posted By gtrob
I was just watching the national team on the...

I was just watching the national team on the track this morning getting ready (canadian). Men team pursuit are going, first time in probably 10+ years that we qualified. Hugo is going, and the 2...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-16-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 261,243
Posted By gtrob
Im not sure where that saying comes from but I...

Im not sure where that saying comes from but I imagine it's roots are questionable.

Comparing 2 bikes based on material alone, especially with one of them being a complex composite and one being...
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