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    Those are the tough decisions, and sometimes...

    Those are the tough decisions, and sometimes there just isn't a right answer. I wish our points races were 60, but they were 40 for each of this 6-event series. Catering to the sprinters... which I...
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    Two omniums this weekened. Friday night...

    Two omniums this weekened.

    Friday night indoors.
    We had our largest 1/2/3 field ever here with 18, including the usual assortment of national champions, future Olympians, and ex-Olympians...
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    It's a bit like asking for chess strategy......

    It's a bit like asking for chess strategy... there are so many variables that are constantly changing, I think the most valuable skill is knowing when/how to react to the unfolding flow. I thought...
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    Lifting going reasonably well. I eschewed my...

    Lifting going reasonably well. I eschewed my usual base training last winter and focused more on lifting. Then, once the bike intensity started to ramp up, I backed off a bit beginning of March. ...
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    I didn't mean to kill the thread! As much as I...

    I didn't mean to kill the thread! As much as I like not having to worry about grams anymore, the weight weenie gene never really disappears completely. I'm still pretty hung up on counting grams...
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    One of the things I love about track is that I...

    One of the things I love about track is that I don't have to waste any of my limited mental bandwidth worrying about weight. Of my equipment OR my body!
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    I know it sounds like a hassle. And I'm usually...

    I know it sounds like a hassle. And I'm usually lazy about such things (like REALLY lazy). But this is pretty seamless once you convert. Still... the fact that I haven't converted on road also says...
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    Yes, $13 rice cooker: Robot Check...

    Yes, $13 rice cooker: Robot Check

    And I don't get anywhere near 1000km. I change about every 3 weeks. I have 3-4 chains... drop them into the wax one at a time, then have a couple months worth...
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    So glad I went to wax for my track chains. So...

    So glad I went to wax for my track chains. So clean. I haven't managed to make the transition on my road bikes yet... but next time I need a new chain, I may finally convert.
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    Round two of the FNR series. Big fields in four...

    Round two of the FNR series. Big fields in four different categories. The 1/2/3 has had a nice influx of (really) fast youth, which is nice... no more fields of only 5-6 racers.

    Motor-paced...
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    FWIF, I've bought several sets of wheels from...

    FWIF, I've bought several sets of wheels from this seller: carbonspeedcycle on eBay
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    I've been busy running the Tuesday Night Racing...

    I've been busy running the Tuesday Night Racing at the local outdoor track (Encino -- 6 races already, sorry winter-bound folks), so it was nice to finally be able to race myself as Friday Night...
  13. Sticky: It's a very handsome frame. I wonder if I'll EVER...

    It's a very handsome frame. I wonder if I'll EVER see it in person?!? :p
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    YOU DON'T WANT IT BAD ENOUGH, J! (Oh,...

    YOU DON'T WANT IT BAD ENOUGH, J!



    (Oh, and trying to blame work when we know it's #women .)
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    First Tuesday after the time change... which looks like March 10. They usually ease into it... starting with 3 warmup laps, followed by 2 hot laps. But last year, the dynamic changed a bit (faster)....
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    When I made the transition from road to mostly...

    When I made the transition from road to mostly track, it helped me rethink much of the roadie paradigm I was imprisoned by. As I started to realize that muscle strength might actually be important,...
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    Definitely. Take the last 5 laps of a crit and do...

    Definitely. Take the last 5 laps of a crit and do it (at least) 6 times back to back. I don't think FTP is the key to points races (though obviously the bigger the foundation the better)... it is the...
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    Not mine either (and I'm old and frail). Of...

    Not mine either (and I'm old and frail). Of course, it's all relative... but the last couple years have completely changed my impression of what the body is capable of doing and adapting to.
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    Agreed...but I'd say 96.5%. :)

    Agreed...but I'd say 96.5%. :)
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    The differences are well documented, but I think...

    The differences are well documented, but I think pretty minimal for our (cyclist) purposes). At least for me... I squat to get stronger overall, period, not trying to adapt it specifically/narrowly...
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    That wasn't a dig... Mozart was a genius! I will...

    That wasn't a dig... Mozart was a genius! I will say, my simple brain does better when I have one thing to worry about per workout. ;)
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    That makes me think of this: ...

    That makes me think of this:


    http://youtu.be/IoY0Qa0zU0A
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    Well, they could have used you last night...

    Well, they could have used you last night rensho3... the 40+ field only had 6 entrants, so they made them race their cat.

    Excellent event for an off/early-season omnium. At least a dozen in every...
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    Even as an enduro, and I do not like (and have no...

    Even as an enduro, and I do not like (and have no use for) anything in z1/2. I'll see my road racer friends (whose training I used to mimic, in those days before track) doing 300-400 mile weeks with...
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    I will try to make it over and say hi. I...

    I will try to make it over and say hi.



    I just turned 52, which is old enough to not let UCI/USAC tell me what to do. ;)
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