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    They're called "sports equipment". That might get...

    They're called "sports equipment". That might get you past. But you have to do it on both ends of the trip. I had one guy on my return leg charge me a full $250, negating any savings I had on the way...
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    Have to watch the ToC website for time schedules....

    Have to watch the ToC website for time schedules. Races are usually timed to end around 4pm or so. So watching them go by GMR/GRR intersection would be 12:00 -- 2:00 or something. Last we went, it...
  3. Charts? Calculators? Garbage. The calculator...

    Charts? Calculators? Garbage. The calculator above said I needed to run my 23c rear wheel at 194 pounds! Ha! (The first said over 300 pounds!) The chart had me exceeding 154 pounds and it wasn't even...
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    Better training methods, from a younger age,...

    Better training methods, from a younger age, better athletes, more of them. It's not a motivation thing: it's a "level playing field", physically. The human component has been approaching its limits...
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    Yes.

    Yes.
  6. Who gets an invite to any race has been a source...

    Who gets an invite to any race has been a source of some friction. Herein lies some of the confusion.

    The race promoters (those who basically own the race) maintain that they can invite whomever...
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    If anyone tells me that carbon bikes aren't for...

    If anyone tells me that carbon bikes aren't for big guys (like the idiot female rider I once encountered early in my cycling career v2.0), I immediately sprint away from them and never ask any advice...
  8. Couple things: Racing is expensive. Not only...

    Couple things:

    Racing is expensive. Not only do you have the initial outlay, but it can cost $100 or more every week for registration, transportation, etc. Get hooked up with a junior development...
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    Um... why were you "covering breaks"? Was that...

    Um... why were you "covering breaks"? Was that the team plan? To keep the race together for a final sprint? If not, don't "cover" them, bridge up to them, instead.

    You were on the front alot. But...
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    Just because they look the same, doesn't mean...

    Just because they look the same, doesn't mean they're identical.
    Just because they have the same features doesn't men they're identical.
    Just because they weigh the same doesn't mean they're...
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    Go back to the bike shop you visited and buy from...

    Go back to the bike shop you visited and buy from them. They put time (money) into you, to let you learn the difference in bikes. It would be offensive to take what you learned from them and spend...
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    DO NOT overlap your front wheel DO ride...

    DO NOT overlap your front wheel
    DO ride predictably (no sudden movements left, right, forward or braking hard & fast). Ride only as close to the person in front of you as you are comfortable. Any...
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    Ha! Good one. Me? Compete? Ha! I race, but I...

    Ha! Good one. Me? Compete? Ha!

    I race, but I consider it a success if I've been active: closed breaks, bridged, attacked, etc... AND not gotten dropped until the last corner or two. But actually...
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    That's what I was thinking. I don't know how far...

    That's what I was thinking. I don't know how far along Ridge Route riders would be allowed to go. In fact, couple years ago, when we got to the GMR/GRR intersection (we had come up the front-side of...
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    The postponement of the ride caused me to start...

    The postponement of the ride caused me to start thinking (usually not a great thing, I'll admit, but...)

    It may be too far away, so perhaps another Clydesdale Assault on GMR (as multiple rides had...
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    You're confusing what base is for and how to...

    You're confusing what base is for and how to train it. In your race, I'd be willing to bet you had no trouble responding to the acceleration out of the first or maybe even second corners (or more?)....
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    +1 You have to make sure you have a good base,...

    +1

    You have to make sure you have a good base, a good foundation of miles, and miles at a good effort. Aim for some fast-paced group training rides and work your way to riding at the front. This...
  18. I don't know the gritty details, but guy who's...

    I don't know the gritty details, but guy who's doing it now knew someone in the bureaucracy, bad-mouthed CBR, and city went with the new guy. Something like that. (I've never ridden Eldo--too much of...
  19. Beginning of the 2014 racing season. USAC...

    Beginning of the 2014 racing season.

    USAC stopped honoring results from CBR races to count toward upgrades. They did that in the 2013 season. Chris held out for a year, but decided it was about...
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    Yep, many cops--like so many people in our...

    Yep, many cops--like so many people in our soundbite & headline society--focus on the basics and don't dig deeper to find the full story.


    +1 Actually a civil "argument" with a bike club officer...
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    Also, "kit" means the whole kit-n-kaboodle (heh:...

    Also, "kit" means the whole kit-n-kaboodle (heh: see what I did there :D ):

    Jersey, (bib)shorts, arm warmers, knee warmers, jacket, long sleeve jersey, gloves, socks, etc...

    Or whatever pieces...
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    Castelli sells alot of black/white kits. Well,...

    Castelli sells alot of black/white kits. Well, predominantly black/white. They also throw in red accents here & there. I get mine usually through Competitive Cyclist's sale page.
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    Should have asked him which section. Just another...

    Should have asked him which section. Just another example of a cop, oblivious to the actual bicycling laws, making up something out of whole cloth.
  24. 230# isn't all that much, about 30-40#'s less...

    230# isn't all that much, about 30-40#'s less than me. But, it may still be a bit much for 16/20 spokes. I personally haven't had the greatest luck w/low spoke count wheels, even though they were...
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    I did not. They haven't asked about that, either....

    I did not. They haven't asked about that, either.

    I thought of that also, but don't know how that would have made a difference. Wouldn't it have effectively made a longer pedal spindle, increasing...
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