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    My order showed up today... going to test it out...

    My order showed up today... going to test it out ...

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  2. The Dallas weeknighters are also mixed fields...

    The Dallas weeknighters are also mixed fields (have been for years now) and I echo cdr's and the others' comments.

    Also: " my first bunch race "

    Sounds like you did very well just to be in...
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    Sorry to pass on more sad news but if you...

    Sorry to pass on more sad news but if you oldsters remember Richard De Garmo, former USAC prez / promoter of the Tour of Texas / friend to many racers, he's having a tough battle with cancer and last...
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    Do the MJ's - the ATC is a very large group, all...

    Do the MJ's - the ATC is a very large group, all sorts of abilities, tri bikes... and the roads are crap - busy highway shoulders covered with trash.
  5. Speaking of Spain, some crazy steep stuff today,...

    Speaking of Spain, some crazy steep stuff today, and, Tommy D.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA9F8LtjG2U
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    111. I've always said that ftp is not the right...

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    I've always said that ftp is not the right measure of racing fitness for American amateurs.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA9F8LtjG2U

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA9F8LtjG2U
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    CDR has a good point about World's, the tactics...

    CDR has a good point about World's, the tactics are more like a typical local race... the guys may be wearing the same jersey but that doesnt' mean they are working together.

    And we can't mention...
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    I always liked Gilbert's moves in his prime...

    I always liked Gilbert's moves in his prime because he could launch on the penultimate hill or the finish hill and just hold everyone off or even pull away.

    Voeckler won the Canadian ProTour...
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    is it just me or does the used market seem really...

    is it just me or does the used market seem really soft right now? I mean, really nice carbon wheelsets going for under $500 gently used, nice race bikes over $1k are just not selling, etc.
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    incorrect... first of all it was Uran who...

    incorrect...
    first of all it was Uran who attacked and Vino followed to form a 2 up break.
    second, they were closer to 10k to go.

    and Stannard won a 2-up sprint.
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    This - when you have 2 or more sprint trains...

    This - when you have 2 or more sprint trains going, no single rider is fast enough to hold off multiple domestiques who are going all-out.
    If you watch enough pro racing, you will see plenty of...
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    Ok then it doesn't matter - the the 4/5's will...

    Ok then it doesn't matter - the the 4/5's will chase everything. The way to get away is to be the strongest, get a gap and tt away. There are very few successful breaks involving more than 1 rider...
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    ^^^^ this and especially, if you know who the...

    ^^^^ this

    and especially, if you know who the danger guys are, just mark them and follow.
    of all the breaks I've initiated I can only recall a few making it to the end. But of the breaks I've...
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    I think the trend started with the "Podunk...

    I think the trend started with the "Podunk Roubaix" thing a few years back - promoters doing routes with gravel or dirt ... Rouge Roubaix maybe the grandaddy of those? Anyway, nowadays the gravel...
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    My stock advice to noobs: be with the leaders...

    My stock advice to noobs: be with the leaders near the end of the race, and try to get your wheel across the line first.

    Some real advice: learn how to draft, anticipate the movement of the...
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    DOOOD! What a badass. Owww. I LOVE IT! ...

    DOOOD! What a badass. Owww.



    I LOVE IT! That's the moment when you know you got a bike race on your hands... people get their diapers soiled and need their binky!
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    Raced this weekend. Cedar Hill, TX. Saturday -...

    Raced this weekend. Cedar Hill, TX. Saturday - 20 laps of a 1.8 mile course with a BFH in it. I made it 11 before kablooie.

    Sunday, 20 laps, opposite direction, turns the hill into a...
  19. Does your club / team have a set of ground rules?

    I'm looking for examples of "best practices" ... for example, our team has a rule that when we do a team training ride, we always roll out / warm up in standard 2-up, until it's time to start...
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    ok, turns out a teammie has q-rings to lend me to...

    ok, turns out a teammie has q-rings to lend me to try out. Thanks all.
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    Finally going to try non-round chainrings. ...

    Finally going to try non-round chainrings. What's the 33 consensus - Q rings or Rotors?
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    you might also try posting a question in the...

    you might also try posting a question in the "general" forum on txbra:

    TXBRA.org = The Texas Bicycle Racing Association
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    you could always start attending zumba classes......

    you could always start attending zumba classes... be sure to ask the instructor to teach you the horizontal mambo
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    burpees are fun, and you don't even need a gym!

    burpees are fun, and you don't even need a gym!
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    Poll: I would choose to post stuff like this in the 41

    I would choose to post stuff like this in the 41
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