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    Every now and then in BF land you come across...

    Every now and then in BF land you come across nuggets like today's discussion...and my faith in the entire internet is restored! Great stuff all!

    I've come to the conclusion that one of my...
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    Which makes this a fine weekend for honey-do's.

    Which makes this a fine weekend for honey-do's.
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    Yes, but... I can't find the UCI's mission...

    Yes, but...

    I can't find the UCI's mission statement but I think of them as trying to be the NFL of cycling. And the NFL doesn't mess with Pop Warner, high school, NCAA, or local flag football...
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    3 race reports in 1! TL;DR: :) - 3 good...

    3 race reports in 1!

    TL;DR:
    :) - 3 good race experiences in Albuquerque over the weekend
    :( - 0 upgrade points

    Friday afternoon I drove from Colorado to New Mexico. Shortly before...
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    This is a great post.

    This is a great post.
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    Well said; I completely agree. I am of the...

    Well said; I completely agree.

    I am of the opinion that USAC is actually harmful to grassroots racing. They not only don't contribute anything worthwhile to growing the sport, but they...
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    Sara, that's a very tough way to begin the...

    Sara, that's a very tough way to begin the season.

    It also strikes close to home. I'd like to see the sport grow as well, as well as become safer, and I agree with you that the 2 are closely...
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    Carleton thanks for this post. My new Fuji...

    Carleton thanks for this post.

    My new Fuji will show up in the next couple of days with 37cm Scattos. Since I ride with 44's on the road, I was thinking I would have to get rid of the Scattos. ...
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    Yep - I've had a customer service experience from...

    Yep - I've had a customer service experience from Specialized that floored me (in a good way). The shop guys told me it it's normal Specialized behavior.
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    Lol nice analogy Carleton! Thanks for the...

    Lol nice analogy Carleton!

    Thanks for the responses all.

    Today I purchased the Fuji. The incremental cost over a "starter bike" wasn't much...at least not enough to dissuade me. I get that...
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    LAJ, I'll not be doing Lookout. I talked with my...

    LAJ, I'll not be doing Lookout. I talked with my coach and he feels a different workout is more appropriate for my goals.

    As for frostbite, I'm sure the reasons he had me do that are similar to...
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    New bike question

    Hi All

    First, I apologize for asking what must be a tired question to experienced folks.

    Second, thanks to all who have contributed here in these forums...I have spent many an hour reading and...
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    Sounds like a really fun way to spend the day. ...

    Sounds like a really fun way to spend the day. I'm really looking forward to similar days at the new Boulder Valley Velodrome this summer. I'll likely start visiting the track weekly, with racing...
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    Umm...you left out the key words in the title of...

    Umm...you left out the key words in the title of the race: "Lookout HILL CLIMB". To answer your question: Does Gregory Bauge do hill climbs? Does Rasaan Bahati do hill climbs? Do I remind you more...
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    LAJ had enough oxygen to cheer me as he passed. ...

    LAJ had enough oxygen to cheer me as he passed. Had he used his oxygen more wisely, he would have been even faster...and his was already a great result for a first TT.

    Me, well, I didn't finish...
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    Here in CO, the first race of the season, the...

    Here in CO, the first race of the season, the Frostbite TT, is tomorrow. After suffering through one storm after another, the weather has finally turned for the better; Saturday will be the first...
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    hit the ground -> had read the rulebook -> took...

    hit the ground -> had read the rulebook -> took free 1/2 lap -> not cheating -> ethical -> win!

    also demonstrated really good situational awareness + win at all costs attitude + (bonus!) cx skills
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    Me too. I've looked into it a bit, and it turns...

    Me too. I've looked into it a bit, and it turns out that Aussies, while famously friendly, are also sort of NIMBYies...it's pretty tough/expensive for "mature" Amuricans to get a visa to permanently...
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    I'm the same. Colorado has a nice track in...

    I'm the same. Colorado has a nice track in Colorado Springs, but that's 90 minutes from my house. For years, I was always interested, but never once made the trek. Now that the new track is 20...
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    Track newbie here. First post about track. I'm...

    Track newbie here. First post about track. I'm taking the classes at the new Boulder Valley Velodrome. Second class was today.

    Since this is the race report thread:

    Practice race: 8 laps of...
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    USAC's mission...

    USAC's mission:
    The mission of USA Cycling is to achieve sustained success in international cycling competition and grow competitive cycling in America while delivering an exceptional customer...
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    Got it. It's good 1' power for masters...

    Got it. It's good 1' power for masters 3/4's...but not for all categories. In fact WR has stated that he has had 800w 1' power.
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    +1 I hope that the painkillers have treated you...

    +1
    I hope that the painkillers have treated you well and that you're now free of them.
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    First, thanks for sharing...it's really...

    First, thanks for sharing...it's really informative.

    To me your 1' stands out as a huge relative strength...my guess is that only a fraction of your competitors can match this. (I also think...
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    As a racer I've always been interested in others'...

    As a racer I've always been interested in others' power profiles, so as to know what I was up against in racing, as well as to help establish goals for training. (Rate of improvement is also of...
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