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  1. Yup, just lost a weekend's worth of training camp...

    Yup, just lost a weekend's worth of training camp data. Actually, it lost everything from after Thanksgiving (weird, why did it lose everything after 11/30) - but I had uploaded everything up to the...
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    Track sprinter (Chris Hoy)? Or pro peleton...

    Track sprinter (Chris Hoy)? Or pro peleton sprinter (Cavendish)?

    Yeah, the track guys tend to be bigger. But, for the most part, they aren't giants. Chris Hoy is 6'1" and 200lbs. Grégory Baugé...
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    Got her built today. Decided to give her to my...

    Got her built today. Decided to give her to my wife a few days early, as some friends had a "cruise around the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights" bike party.

    Current specs:
    Nitto B302AA...
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    Nice! I'll be doing a similar build, but...

    Nice! I'll be doing a similar build, but sticking with 700C wheels and a derailleur, mostly for compatibility with our other bikes.

    How did the length of the 50cm work out for your wife? I...
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    Nitto Albatross or ???

    Hey All,

    I'm in the process of building a Soma Buena Vista for my wife. It will be used as an all-around bike... commuter, bar-hopper, farmer's market runs, etc. She's looking for something more...
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    The only "problem" with this is if you happen to...

    The only "problem" with this is if you happen to pull the brake lever with no disc in the caliper. The caliper closes up, the pads are jammed against each other, and it's now a pain to re-mount the...
  7. Is she planning to race it, or is this just for...

    Is she planning to race it, or is this just for transport/recreation?

    For transport/recreation, any of the major brands should have an offering somewhere in the $800-$1300 range. Trek,...
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    That sounds reasonable (2 wins gets an auto...

    That sounds reasonable (2 wins gets an auto upgrade).
  9. And that's to reach some sort of "peak" fitness. ...

    And that's to reach some sort of "peak" fitness. You will get faster and/or fitter over shorter periods of time. So, don't worry about it. It's not like you have to work for years without any...
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    Look like bull terriers to me. Spuds McKenzie...

    Look like bull terriers to me. Spuds McKenzie and the Target dog are popular examples.
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    It all depends on where you live/ride. Many of...

    It all depends on where you live/ride.

    Many of my local trails have lots of traffic (foot, horse, bike) and are in suburban areas (subdivisions visible from trail). I wouldn't take a dog riding...
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    Lame roadie. Usually wearing pro-kit, on a $5000...

    Lame roadie. Usually wearing pro-kit, on a $5000 frame, and getting beat by the 60 year old hippie on a cruiser.



    Falling on dirt at 10-20mph hurts less than falling on pavement at 30+mph. ...
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    Most aero-bars can be cut down (and should be, as...

    Most aero-bars can be cut down (and should be, as they're delivered long enough for tall people).

    So, if you want to retain a normal roadie seat position, and just want an extra position, most...
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    Many events will have the swim area open for...

    Many events will have the swim area open for warm-ups. If you're in a late wave that might not work too well.

    Otherwise, just a quick jog and stretch.

    That said, I never seem to warm-up as...
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    Day before, I just try to eat healthy stuff that...

    Day before, I just try to eat healthy stuff that won't sit in my gut and won't cause me to lose sleep (no alcohol and nothing that causes indigestion). And lots of water.

    Morning of, a bowl of...
  16. Sticky: If it's a floating start, you'll pass the chip...

    If it's a floating start, you'll pass the chip reader as you enter the water, but the timing will queue up, and then begin for the entire wave on the ***. I haven't done one with a running start...
  17. You're already doing it right. Start to the side...

    You're already doing it right. Start to the side or back of the pack to avoid the scrum, pace yourself, and don't follow the person in front of you (they might be going the wrong way). Practice...
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    1. Bike, helmet, shoes, glasses. Water is on the...

    1. Bike, helmet, shoes, glasses. Water is on the bike. Sprint distance = no need to food (maybe a Gu taped to top-tube or in jersey pocket). Stack the stuff in the order you will put it on.
    ...
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    Mike - the really rooty bits are in slower...

    Mike - the really rooty bits are in slower sections, so I wouldn't add extra air for them.

    Not sure how much rain they got. Looks cool and overcast today and tomorrow, so might still be wet. And...
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    Some people prefer to do structured intervals on...

    Some people prefer to do structured intervals on the indoor trainer for this reason.

    But, outside, you just have to do the best you can. You just have to find some road/trail/whatever that works...
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    Perhaps you don't need any more sleep? If you...

    Perhaps you don't need any more sleep? If you get up at 5am...
    - do feel tired throughout the day?
    - does your riding suffer?
    - are you getting frequent colds or other minor bugs?

    I've found...
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    You didn't mention what use the bike will see -...

    You didn't mention what use the bike will see - just commuting, or are you planning to start group rides, or racing, or something else?

    If you just want a faster commute, add a reasonably light...
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    Mid-grade PI and Sugoi. Cold cycle, low spin,...

    Mid-grade PI and Sugoi. Cold cycle, low spin, hang dry. They seem to last 2+ years.
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    Clinchers, 700x34, 170lb body-weight. 37psi...

    Clinchers, 700x34, 170lb body-weight. 37psi front, 41psi rear, or thereabouts. Any lower up front and the tire rolls over too much. The rear is a bit firm, but I'll take that over a pinch flat any...
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    Yeah, $25-$35 seems typical for crits down here...

    Yeah, $25-$35 seems typical for crits down here in MABRA land (DC metro). Road races might be a bit more.

    Also, don't forget other costs. You'll eventually want a spare set of wheels (crits...
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