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    Is there logic in the world anymore? If you...

    Is there logic in the world anymore?

    If you can ride it, than it can be won. sheesh.
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    Sorry, guys. Checked out Amazon link and 700x23's...

    Sorry, guys. Checked out Amazon link and 700x23's came up over $40.

    But, there's these...

    $26.04 - Pro4 Service Course, black.

    http://www.xxcycle.com/marques/michelin/images/large/13803.jpg...
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    +1 Power is power, regardless of source. +1 ...

    +1 Power is power, regardless of source.

    +1

    Maybe you want just bling, and that's fine: it's your money. Also, the plan can be of your own design. There's loads of info online and even in these...
  4. Yep. I'm not a fan. For the past year+ (8,000...

    Yep. I'm not a fan.

    For the past year+ (8,000 miles a year), I've been riding a $600 pair of 55mm carbon clinchers. Got the no-name, 23mm wide rims off eBay ($200), hubs are Novatec from...
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    Well, this will be an issue. Traffic (and...

    Well, this will be an issue. Traffic (and parking!!) is the biggest shortcoming of that whole area, potentially detracting from an otherwise great place (IMHO).

    Look up some of the local clubs in...
  6. Thread: Rollers!

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    When starting out w/rollers, make sure you're in...

    When starting out w/rollers, make sure you're in a very large gear, definitely the big ring. The rapidly spinning wheels help stabilize you and make it easier to stay upright.

    Go easy, don't bite...
  7. Sorry Doge, but if I may be so blunt (trying hard...

    Sorry Doge, but if I may be so blunt (trying hard here to not give holier-than-thou vibes but instead honest, valuable, perspective), you may want to consider getting a new coach.

    Let me give you...
  8. Wow. Alot here. I use power... When doing...

    Wow. Alot here.

    I use power...

    When doing intervals to help reach the effort I'm supposed to and rest at the level I'm supposed to be at. (If you're into racing, intervals are necessary. If...
  9. If you think he'd like to continue competing for...

    If you think he'd like to continue competing for sometime into the future and eventually be serious about it, get him off HR. It can change drastically day to day depending on outside influences...
  10. How old is he? Starting out, you want to keep...

    How old is he? Starting out, you want to keep cycling fun, and not burn him out. But if he does have a coach, the coach may want his data. (I'm assuming he doesn't have a coach, though--"nothing is...
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    For the win. :)

    For the win. :)
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    Love that. Don't fix it! Incentive to stay ahead...

    Love that. Don't fix it! Incentive to stay ahead of the back: we'll kill you if we catch you! :lol:

    Love your humor: understated yet potent. :D

    Gotta love this new Americana social structure.
    ...
  13. I'm turning into a VERY big fan of Velo viewer....

    I'm turning into a VERY big fan of Velo viewer. Works off your Strava data, but is pretty awesome.
  14. Thread: 40 km ITT

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    2 weeks is not really enough time to make a...

    2 weeks is not really enough time to make a difference, so aaron's advice is spot on. But here's how I would approach it...

    2 weeks -- 1 week
    Do two 80-100k efforts this week. 40k of these rides...
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    Well, I'll definitely keep it in mind. Some...

    Well, I'll definitely keep it in mind. Some fellow racers have told me about some of the races there and that I should give 'em a shot. (Finding gainful employ is 1st priority so as to fund this...
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    Ferret hit most of info on SoCal. Trying not to...

    Ferret hit most of info on SoCal. Trying not to repeat, I'll add:

    Training is year-'round with our rainy season (what? 3 or 4 wet days a year?) during March & April. Racing season is pretty much...
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    Wow. That's new. We raced 2 or 3 years ago at...

    Wow. That's new. We raced 2 or 3 years ago at VoS, using TT bikes. This looks like a promoter limitation, not an official rule.

    Personally, I think it's idiotic. Like the amount of training...
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    TT bikes for juniors are permitted by UCI rules,...

    TT bikes for juniors are permitted by UCI rules, which USAC goes by. Do you have any specific race that is not allowing them?

    (Of course, what you say "junior" may be different than what I have...
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    First ride...

    First ride since taking spill this past Tuesday. Ribs have been hurting, so I went completely off the bike since then.

    Legs felt great, pushing big gear. Hit 705W peak for 30s (4%, 0.2-mile...
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    +1 /thread

    +1

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    +1
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    I highly recommend Bert (http://bgmsports.com/),...

    I highly recommend Bert, AJ's coach. He really knows his stuff.
    Downsides...

    Depends on what your and his definitions of "affordable" are. Cash flow negative? Maybe not for you. :(
    Although he...
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    Speaking from my experience with 55mm and 88mm...

    Speaking from my experience with 55mm and 88mm rims...

    Are they more comfy?
    No.

    Are they sturdier?
    Yes

    Are they better at staying true?
    So far, yes. Quality of wheel builder is a huge...
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    Well this has been a pretty weird year, starting...

    Well this has been a pretty weird year, starting poorly and is now finishing up strongly.

    January came and I was slowly getting back into form after a poor December. February was more building but...
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    Is Now the Time?

    I don't know, maybe they have another couple weeks, maybe a month.

    But I'm thinking NOW is when the Juniors should be on here, asking questions, getting their yearly plans fleshed out, starting...
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