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Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-10-13, 02:55 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 116,150
Posted By forrest_m
Nice racing, Matt! I love the way you seem to go...

Nice racing, Matt! I love the way you seem to go into every race thinking about how to win, not just get to the end.



Tavish - I enjoyed the reports, it sounds like you are right there and on...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-10-13, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 173,464
Posted By forrest_m
Fields almost always fill here, 200 person limit....

Fields almost always fill here, 200 person limit. Comes with only having one category to race in.

That Crystal City video is nuts, not even a row of cones? What did they expect to happen if there...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-09-13, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 173,464
Posted By forrest_m
From a stage race I did last month, out in the...

From a stage race I did last month, out in the rural wine country near Zaragoza in northeastern Spain. The race promoter hired a professional video company to film and produce these, narration is in...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-08-13, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8,948
Views: 1,905,855
Posted By forrest_m
I think you need to distinguish between "fun" and...

I think you need to distinguish between "fun" and fun. Races like that are "fun"; spring ride with friends is fun.

I'm in Seattle from mid-July through Labor Day, planning to race Cascade and the...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-07-13, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8,948
Views: 1,905,855
Posted By forrest_m
Wow, haven't posted to this thread since 2010!...

Wow, haven't posted to this thread since 2010! Nice to see it's still going.

I thought I was suffering at this point:
321897


WTF did I know? The real suffering started later:
321898
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 12-19-12, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By forrest_m
new tubular on recently-mounted rim

I got my first set of tubulars back at the end of october. Last weekend, I tore a huge rip in one of them, non-repairable. I bought a replacement tire and am currently stretching it out in...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 10-04-11, 07:06 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,119
Posted By forrest_m
There's a guy who started out on my amateur team...

There's a guy who started out on my amateur team (a few years before I got into racing) who was a total phenom. and ended up racing on a pro team. When he was in town (visiting his mom or whatever),...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-25-11, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By forrest_m
It's pretty easy to rent city bikes, but for...

It's pretty easy to rent city bikes, but for serious road bikes, I can't off the top of my head think of any place that I've seen that rents them. Most shops here simply don't have the space for...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-20-11, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By forrest_m
To the OP: your trip sounds like it might be too...

To the OP: your trip sounds like it might be too short for it to be worth the effort of trying to do a race over here. However, if you are set on trying to find a race, try going to the website of...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-20-11, 12:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,495
Posted By forrest_m
fify

fify
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-18-11, 03:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,396
Posted By forrest_m
I was thinking about this, as the LR thread has...

I was thinking about this, as the LR thread has consistently been one of the most entertaining over the last few years, and WV was such a protagonist. But then I began to wonder if he was going to be...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-13-11, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 457
Posted By forrest_m
No, TT course is not particularly windy; after...

No, TT course is not particularly windy; after the first km it is a narrow forest service road with thick trees on both sides.

OTOH, the TT course is Not Flat, it gains over 1,000 feet between the...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-26-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,753
Posted By forrest_m
+1 Nothing in my experience leads me to...

+1

Nothing in my experience leads me to think that group rides - especially fast, aggressive group rides on roads open to traffic - are any safer than racing. At least when you crash in a race,...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-10-11, 02:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By forrest_m
+1 on the advice to find a bike in the location...

+1 on the advice to find a bike in the location rather than carting one around. Most bigger cities will have a shop that rents higher-end road bikes, just bring your own shoes/pedals & helmet.
...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-06-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By forrest_m
I've done elkhorn the last two years and I'm...

I've done elkhorn the last two years and I'm sorry to be missing it this year. Both of the last two years it has been very cold and rainy (in June! in the oregon desert!) the last day, but since I'm...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-05-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 592,123
Posted By forrest_m
Nice job, Matt! I was sorry to miss this for the...

Nice job, Matt! I was sorry to miss this for the first time in three years. If you're not a marked man in seattle crits by now, you should be...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-25-11, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By forrest_m
For cold and wet, my heavy artillery are "Glacier...

For cold and wet, my heavy artillery are "Glacier Gloves (http://www.glacieroutdoor.com/products_cycling.php)" (I got mine at REI, looking at the site I see they now have cycling specific models but...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-24-11, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By forrest_m
Haven't done this, but thought it was an...

Haven't done this, but thought it was an interesting idea:

Time Trial Stage Race (http://www.raceacrossoregon.com/deschutes) (eastern Oregon)

It's in April, so you'll have to wait until next...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 05-24-11, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By forrest_m
Very tragic about Tondo, he was one of my...

Very tragic about Tondo, he was one of my favorite riders.

Regarding the conspiracy theories, I don't know anything about the details, but will point out that here in Spain, it is quite common to...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-16-11, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 592,123
Posted By forrest_m
Matt - sorry to hear it didn't go well. Did you...

Matt - sorry to hear it didn't go well. Did you crash? I have a perverse liking for that crit, even though the course is maybe the scariest of the year (downhill into a corner with a huge manhole...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-11-11, 01:09 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 90,315
Posted By forrest_m
Was reminded yesterday about how important little...

Was reminded yesterday about how important little things are. I did two back-to-back training runs in preparation for an upcoming 8.5 km TT. The section of road I used went 6 km in one direction, a...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-10-11, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 592,123
Posted By forrest_m
Thanks! Yeah, been here full-time since last...

Thanks! Yeah, been here full-time since last September. But I'll be back in pugetopolis from the end of June through mid-August, so I'll probably see you at some races.



I'm starting to feel...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-09-11, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 592,123
Posted By forrest_m
Vuelta Master a Toledo (Spain), Stage 2...

Vuelta Master a Toledo (Spain), Stage 2 (Torrecilla de la Jara to Retamoso), 103 km
5/8/2011

(or "if you're going to DNF, don't go to europe")

I couldn't do both days of this 2-day stage race,...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-09-11, 04:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,740
Posted By forrest_m
Was unpleasantly reminded of another rule for...

Was unpleasantly reminded of another rule for chasing yesterday: if you are chasing solo, and you get picked up by a group coming from behind, you should sit out a turn or two to recover. If you try...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 04-20-11, 03:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By forrest_m
+100. Half the fun of stage races is hanging out...

+100. Half the fun of stage races is hanging out with your teammates at dinner afterwards.
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