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    ^^^1+ You seem awfully sure of yourself. ...

    ^^^1+



    You seem awfully sure of yourself.

    1) your body has energy overheads for movement. It is extremely probable that moving your legs fast with little force takes more energy than moving...
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    BS. Just because the relationship is not 1:1 and...

    BS. Just because the relationship is not 1:1 and not linear does not mean there is no correlation. Come on now. You know better than this.
  3. I disagree strongly with the first bolded...

    I disagree strongly with the first bolded statement. In my experience, roller riding is great for fine bike handling skills. To the point that coming off of winter with a lot of roller training I...
  4. I want to really zero in on this comment because...

    I want to really zero in on this comment because I think it is at the root of misunderstanding. I blame the emphasis on specificity from endurance power training that seems to seep into everything...
  5. I have literally never seen this. Good roller...

    I have literally never seen this. Good roller riders are typically very steady wheels. Anyway, I'll wager the OP knows enough to make his decision. Rollers are fairly cheap as things go, a good...
  6. It was a rhetorical question, mostly to the OP....

    It was a rhetorical question, mostly to the OP. Knowing how to ride a line and not overreact to deviations to the line is really important. The second paragraph is simply a conflict over what "bike...
  7. It was a bit surprising to me, but learning to...

    It was a bit surprising to me, but learning to corner fast in a car (my commute is 22 miles, mostly through country roads; lots of practice) dramatically improved my bike cornering skills. Learning...
  8. Can you ride on the edge of the white line...

    Can you ride on the edge of the white line forever? Neat skill to have when you are bumping knuckles with another rider. Or when you are trying to keep your bike on half an inch of pavement between...
  9. ^^^ Bingo.

    ^^^
    Bingo.
  10. Microbrews are way too expensive to use to get...

    Microbrews are way too expensive to use to get drunk. That's what Pabst is for...

    Also, while rollers are not a substitute for pack riding, the skills learned are fundamental to pack riding. If...
  11. incorrect.

    incorrect.
  12. It seems the OP has answered his own question. If...

    It seems the OP has answered his own question. If you value the ability to finely control your bike, then rollers are invaluable as a training aid. Fine control is fundamental to everything on your...
  13. With that attitude, screw it; stick to a trainer....

    With that attitude, screw it; stick to a trainer. Also, stay away from road races if you characterize the ability to ride an inch from another rider as a "just".
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    Poll: Does nobody repair their crashed clothing? I've...

    Does nobody repair their crashed clothing? I've crashed numerous times (mostly in races)... Never once had a piece of clothing damaged beyond repair.
  15. I'm not that extreme; I probably have one extra...

    I'm not that extreme; I probably have one extra link relative to where you set your chain length. But yea, unless there is something off about the chain tension, I can't think of why you'd ever get...
  16. Pretty sure from you last picture your chain is...

    Pretty sure from you last picture your chain is too long. The dérailleur cage should be pointed forward (just a little) when in the big-big combo. The problem you are having can be caused by too...
  17. Something's gotta hold up the bike...

    Something's gotta hold up the bike...
  18. As a rule, tires fail before rims. If you blow...

    As a rule, tires fail before rims. If you blow out a tire going over a bump, check the rim. Otherwise, you're probably okay. I mean, it's good to keep a lookout for potholes and stuff, but wheels,...
  19. I saw a video where keirin school students were...

    I saw a video where keirin school students were doing something similar. I think it was stair sprints or something like that.
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    I am really happy with my Oakley Racing Jacket...

    I am really happy with my Oakley Racing Jacket glasses. They fit almost like goggles. I had PRK eye surgery a few years ago and wore contacts before that, so having wind protection has always been...
  21. I really like the "gear inventory" idea and...

    I really like the "gear inventory" idea and matching road gears to track gears. Incredibly useful.
  22. Just checked out Carlton's iPhone app for gear...

    Just checked out Carlton's iPhone app for gear ratios. Doesn't deal with the whole math vs. convention thing, but it is cool. I'll never have to calculate chainrings and cogs again!
  23. The "correct" gear chart by convention is the...

    The "correct" gear chart by convention is the ratio multiplied by 27. When you hear people on this forum and on the track talk about a 90" gear for instance, they mean a 50/15 or 47/14. Using...
  24. Thread: Crash!!

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    Good to hear. Heal fast and get back out there! ...

    Good to hear. Heal fast and get back out there!

    PS: you sound a whole lot better mentally than the last post you wrote. Glad you are feeling better.
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    Ugh. My bench is embarrassing. Maybe I'll put it...

    Ugh. My bench is embarrassing. Maybe I'll put it back in...
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