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Forum: Road Cycling 06-19-16, 02:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,183
Posted By bitingduck
Fork mounts touch the frame where it's supposed...

Fork mounts touch the frame where it's supposed to be touched, I generally prefer to use them if possible.

There are also various mounts that only clamp on the wheels rather than the frame. I've...
Forum: Southern California 06-19-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By bitingduck
If you want maximum gain in the minimum distance...

If you want maximum gain in the minimum distance on a ride that doesn't really need support, park at the west fork picnic area (or the little parking spot just before it) on 39 and ride up to Crystal...
Forum: Southern California 06-19-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,461
Posted By bitingduck
We usually do it almost every day of the 4th of...

We usually do it almost every day of the 4th of July weekend, with at least one of the rides at night. If it's a full moon you don't even need lights on the way up.
Forum: Southern California 05-24-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By bitingduck
Awesome, thanks.

Awesome, thanks.
Forum: Southern California 05-24-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By bitingduck
"Less mountainous" is definitely not my style....

"Less mountainous" is definitely not my style. The hillier the better:) What's the best climbing route?
Forum: Southern California 05-24-16, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By bitingduck
San Jose to Santa Cruz?

Anyone done this route?
It looks like it could be nice. I'm traveling for work and trying to squeeze in a nice ride somewhere.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 04-28-16, 06:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,153
Posted By bitingduck
I haven't raced in a couple years, but this is...

I haven't raced in a couple years, but this is pretty close to the gearing I was using and for the same reasons. I'd also often drop a tooth in front for racing at Encino vs. Carson a lot of the...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 04-21-16, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By bitingduck
And it's not the same as sprinting in a...

And it's not the same as sprinting in a mass-start event, either. In all my racing I consistently sucked at the 200, but in a mass start race (even a short one) I could consistently beat more than a...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 04-21-16, 01:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,747
Posted By bitingduck
When I was racing and promoting it was a second...

When I was racing and promoting it was a second full time job. I probably haven't been on the track in 6 months, but I'm still riding almost every day and putting in ~15-20 hours a week on the bike....
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 04-21-16, 01:46 AM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 261,490
Posted By bitingduck
I had one fail very abruptly while I was at the...

I had one fail very abruptly while I was at the rail getting ready to start a motorpace race, right after doing a bunch of intervals. A few minutes earlier or later would have been very unpleasant. ...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 04-21-16, 01:28 AM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 261,490
Posted By bitingduck
I have a spreadsheet that was the precursor to...

I have a spreadsheet that was the precursor to this site: Bike Calculator (http://bikecalculator.com/)

I like the spreadsheet better than the app because it's got a bunch of columns (and you can...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-27-16, 07:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,594
Posted By bitingduck
Like a motorbike?

Like a motorbike?
Forum: Road Cycling 03-27-16, 07:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,594
Posted By bitingduck
Tailwind. I don't do Strava so I don't know...

Tailwind.

I don't do Strava so I don't know where the Strava power numbers come from (probably an estimator), but I broke out my bike speed calculator (includes grade and aero effects). The power...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 03-24-16, 04:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,558
Posted By bitingduck
That's the first time I've ever seen pictures of...

That's the first time I've ever seen pictures of it- it looks much nicer than what little I'd ever heard about it. Mostly that the transitions were done badly and were like riding over a curb, but...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 03-24-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,558
Posted By bitingduck
I wasn't sure if it would still be readable- I...

I wasn't sure if it would still be readable- I think it was already fading in the mid 90s.

The grain of that wood seems to make a *huge* difference in both when you'll slide and how much warning...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 03-24-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,558
Posted By bitingduck
It is (or was for a long time) the main reason...

It is (or was for a long time) the main reason many people used them and recommended them. When the Blaine velodrome was built, there was a sign (that may or may not still be there) that said (among...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 03-24-16, 01:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,558
Posted By bitingduck
I've banged 165s on a 43 degree track on a bike...

I've banged 165s on a 43 degree track on a bike with a high bottom bracket.

Banking is a very good reason. You can hit a pedal going slow, and you can also hit a pedal when you're making a sharp...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-16-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,478
Posted By bitingduck
Many clincher rims won't support that kind of...

Many clincher rims won't support that kind of tire pressure!
Forum: Southern California 02-16-16, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,003
Posted By bitingduck
Depending on what ride I feel like doing, I...

Depending on what ride I feel like doing, I typically park at home (Altadena), Encanto Park (Duarte), in front of the horse park, or occasionally one of the side streets off Sierra Madre.

The...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-12-16, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 261,490
Posted By bitingduck
I always use Mastik I now, but even with Conti...

I always use Mastik I now, but even with Conti cement I use this recipe:

0) prestretch tire (with cotton tape it helps to wet it, install on a rim, and let it dry)
1) thin layer on rim
2) thin...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-12-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,465
Posted By bitingduck
I've seen plenty of broken bikes on the track. ...

I've seen plenty of broken bikes on the track. Many extremely broken.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-02-16, 06:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,465
Posted By bitingduck
The accusations against Spartacus were stupid,...

The accusations against Spartacus were stupid, but they got the motors some visibility and may have given some ideas. Just the follow-on to the accusations showed that it was technically feasible...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-01-16, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 261,490
Posted By bitingduck
there are roads where you can climb for 60 miles...

there are roads where you can climb for 60 miles more or less steady with not too bad of traffic if you ride at the right time. The harder time I have is finding rides that don't have 5000' of...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-01-16, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 261,490
Posted By bitingduck
They'll fit in your locker at the LA velodrome if...

They'll fit in your locker at the LA velodrome if you can get someone to rent you space.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-01-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,465
Posted By bitingduck
They often set up the pits so you can change...

They often set up the pits so you can change bikes twice per lap with a mechanic in the pit cleaning mud off the one you just swapped out.
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