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Forum: Winter Cycling 01-06-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By badhat
i havenever ound it necessary, down to -20F for...

i havenever ound it necessary, down to -20F for an hour plus, to use anything more than my good fitting Rx cycling glasses (transitions so theyre clear at night) by using a balaclava and a neck...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-06-14, 12:22 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 89,237
Posted By badhat
i have given endura and 45NRTH so much money this...

i have given endura and 45NRTH so much money this year its insane.

but totally worth it. in 15 years of winter training and commuting in chicago and colorado, this has been the most comortable,...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 08-29-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,028
Posted By badhat
it just doesnt do us any favors in developing the...

it just doesnt do us any favors in developing the sport in the US if we are constantly comparing it to the TdF, really. and fixated on all the ways its not as good as the longet running, most...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 08-28-13, 10:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,028
Posted By badhat
i mean it gets somethin like a million...

i mean

it gets somethin like a million viewers between NBC and eurosport, and has a 30mil a year budget. thats a pretty specious comparison.

just cuz americans arent flocking to it in the...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 08-28-13, 12:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,028
Posted By badhat
out side of the TdF and maaaybe the WCs and the...

out side of the TdF and maaaybe the WCs and the monuments, its pretty easy to follow the money trail and figure out whos gonna be motivated to perform in a given regional event.

Its got less to do...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 08-26-13, 08:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,782
Posted By badhat
you really gotta look at the media markets and...

you really gotta look at the media markets and title sponsors to figure out whos showing up to race and whos just there for a paid vacation/press junket.

cannondale, BMC, and garmin care about...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 08-23-13, 11:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,782
Posted By badhat
its weird to me that anyone is surprised by that....

its weird to me that anyone is surprised by that.

hes on a paid vacation and rides for a sponsor that has no interest in the market here.

let him take a victory lap. who cares. it gives...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 08-21-13, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,490
Posted By badhat
this is a bit of a tangent, so forgive me, but if...

this is a bit of a tangent, so forgive me, but if youre interested in accounts of life as a pro, mike creed's new podcast "open mic with mike creed" is really fantastic listening. mike is a newly...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 08-05-13, 12:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 554
Posted By badhat
Larimer Pro Challenge Experience this weekend

www.prochallengeexperience.com

anybody signed up for this one?

its a really good course that hasnt ever hosted an organized ride before. couple of usapc pros riding it.

red feather was...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 07-16-13, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By badhat
of course my goofball friends do a full moon FRR...

of course my goofball friends do a full moon FRR ride every summer

i've never ridden FRR though it seems like itd be fun.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-09-13, 05:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,180
Posted By badhat
i'm in both camps. really love the...

i'm in both camps.



really love the feel of my ksyrium elites, and they have at least 3 years and 20K miles on em and never even needed a true

until the rim cracked last week.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-06-13, 05:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,050
Posted By badhat
lets be clear this didnt start with lance

lets be clear

this didnt start with lance
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-06-13, 04:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,050
Posted By badhat
like you all sound just like lance...

like

you all sound just like lance apologists talking about his heart being a third larger than a normal persons. "i feel sorry for you if you cant believe in miracles"

over and over again...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-06-13, 04:37 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,050
Posted By badhat
"its not his fault, its mine. i deserved...

"its not his fault, its mine. i deserved it."
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-06-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,050
Posted By badhat
TdF fans are like battered wives. "this time...

TdF fans are like battered wives. "this time will be different!"
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-06-13, 10:05 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,050
Posted By badhat
the position that suspicion of this ride is...

the position that suspicion of this ride is inappropriate is just absolutely laughable.

gimme a break.

this is like prime era disco but worse.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-05-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,831
Posted By badhat
gatorskins are a good sweet spot for me. ...

gatorskins are a good sweet spot for me.

never had any sidewall trouble with em. rarely flat on daily commute or big mile training rides all season.

pro4 endurance have a better feel, but have...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 07-04-13, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By badhat
changed it to public. so i ride up towards...

changed it to public.

so i ride up towards estes from FC really regularly and almost always go via masonville, .

and yes, definetely take the dirt road past sylvan dale guest ranch versus...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 07-04-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By badhat
i've done TRR from both sides, Grandlake is...

i've done TRR from both sides, Grandlake is definitely easier and mellower, though neither is what i'd call really strenuous. thyre high volume park roads so the grades are limited to 6% tops, and...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 07-04-13, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By badhat
start in fort collins like i do! ...

start in fort collins like i do!


seriously though if that doesnt work for you, just start at the trailhead restaurant and gift shop parking lot:

http://goo.gl/maps/s95Wa
Forum: Mountain - Plains 07-03-13, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,276
Posted By badhat
i love stove prairie. my favorite local...

i love stove prairie.

my favorite local ride. its your call. i dont think cameron is very hard personally and split into two days youre still under 100 miles for the first day. i...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 07-02-13, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,276
Posted By badhat
1) theres basically no shoulder on 14,m but the...

1) theres basically no shoulder on 14,m but the good news is that cars are pretty used to cyclists up there and i cant say i;ve ever had any trouble, despite spending a considerable amount of time...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 06-20-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By badhat
one of the really cool things about stage 6 in...

one of the really cool things about stage 6 in Northern Colorado is the abundance or circuits and the tight footprint (even though the course is 120 miles long, the start and finish are less than 20...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 06-01-13, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By badhat
i moved here from chicago too, for what its...

i moved here from chicago too, for what its worth.

back in 2004.

lived in anderson for many years.
Forum: Mountain - Plains 05-31-13, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By badhat
when are you arriving here in Fort Collins? ...

when are you arriving here in Fort Collins?

We were recently awarded Platinum Bike Friendly Community Status by the League. one of only 4 cities in the country. pretty exciting time to get out...
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