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    And really, even though they're not ideal for...

    And really, even though they're not ideal for sprinting or timed stuff, would yearly rather have tracks just not quite get enough money to build anything, or show up 166? It's a much easier...
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    I don't know jack about sprinting, but 166...

    I don't know jack about sprinting, but 166 certainty works for enduros. I actually think it's more fun than a 333, you can take a lap so quickly the racing is super dynamic, and the stuff that's...
  3. Thread: 2015 Race Results

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    There's this thing called winter...

    There's this thing called winter...
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    We could have a more interesting ethics of bike...

    We could have a more interesting ethics of bike racing conversation here, do you get a free lap if you're just caught behind a crash? What if you put a foot down? Hand down? If you intentionally...
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    Oh hey, three more weeks to racing. Slightly...

    Oh hey, three more weeks to racing.

    Slightly perturbed that I haven't done a ride longer than about 2/3 of my expected race duration, guess I should fix that the next couple weekends.
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    I think it's a comment about 170?ish watts being...

    I think it's a comment about 170?ish watts being z1 for you. Not sure what zones you're using though, which makes guessing what the floor for your FTP is from that pretty useless.
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    Sticky: Training tires, training and racing tires, or...

    Training tires, training and racing tires, or just racing tires? If either of the first two I'd probably just throw on vittoria Evo cx or whatever they're calling them nowadays. I raced all last year...
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    I thought that movie was called pirates

    I thought that movie was called pirates
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    Machining and heat treat time is so much more...

    Machining and heat treat time is so much more expensive than material, but if you want really good rings you'd machine them after heat treat, which increases Machining time and tool wear generally
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    Those two things are intimately related

    Those two things are intimately related
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    There's maybe a bit more nuance, world class...

    There's maybe a bit more nuance, world class winning pursuit is almost always negatively split, with the fastest lap splits coming near the end so you don't entirely blow the anaerobic system on the...
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    If I'm lucky, I'll ride outside three times in...

    If I'm lucky, I'll ride outside three times in all of February. 2 times seems more likely. I'm over winter.
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    Also, you can easily pull 2+ g's on a steep track

    Also, you can easily pull 2+ g's on a steep track
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    I keep compressed saline bottles, nonstick gauze,...

    I keep compressed saline bottles, nonstick gauze, and the stretch netting, among other things, in my car.
  15. I'll take the contrary position, I think high...

    I'll take the contrary position, I think high deductible makes lots of sense for cycling. Tax advantaged hsa to sock away money in, and if you spend a night in the hospital or take an ambulance ride...
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    Iirc they have some issues with the applying...

    Iirc they have some issues with the applying power backwards/never coasting that occurs on the track that results in reduced accuracy. You can probably find the details on the wattage board.
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    Races are nearly a month away, I can see how...

    Races are nearly a month away, I can see how people are fretting about fitness. Especially those who've been stuck inside for weeks, it's hard to look at his riding outside and not feel you're...
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    Poll: I could certainly feel omniums, but that's...

    I could certainly feel omniums, but that's because I was bashing my ankles on them. Other than that, if they come in the right length, whatever.
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    10 hour drive to Atlanta. Unfortunately the high...

    10 hour drive to Atlanta. Unfortunately the high there is like 30, my project is running late so surprise vacation would probably be frowned upon, and I'm spending a lot of money on not bike racing...
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    SAD has set in, the weather is bitterly cold, I'm...

    SAD has set in, the weather is bitterly cold, I'm grumpy, and daylight savings is still almost three weeks away. Hard to believe it's getting close to race season right now,and a bit tough to find...
  21. Fwiw my one broken bone as a bike racer was a...

    Fwiw my one broken bone as a bike racer was a result of Cyclocross. Over the bars and popped my collarbone.
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    And then training peaks through your phone.

    And then training peaks through your phone.
  23. If it is blocked, the hola plug in for Chrome...

    If it is blocked, the hola plug in for Chrome typically works pretty well.
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    Man, I didn't expect to feel like a slacker for...

    Man, I didn't expect to feel like a slacker for "only" doing 2 1/2 on the trainer.
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    Sticky: Track guys run skateboard tape or nothing...

    Track guys run skateboard tape or nothing routinely, so I surmise that's kosher.
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