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    in my experience, the rules (well, the ones that...

    in my experience, the rules (well, the ones that they are choosing to enforce that particular year) are enforced for TTs because they can have one scale, one jig and get everyone to shuffle through...
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    hope you have a great race tomorrow. as far as...

    hope you have a great race tomorrow.

    as far as not being sure what happened....lots of possible explanations but...
    YOU HIT THE DECK IN STAGE 1!

    may have felt minor, but that pretty much...
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    RChung *REALLY* knows his stuff. just taking a...

    RChung *REALLY* knows his stuff.

    just taking a step back, you were implying that experiences in testing may not translate to "the real world" (seems like you are defining it as RRs, crits,...
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    i'm subject to the rules for at least one race...

    i'm subject to the rules for at least one race per year, and i see inconsistent enforcement all the time. some years it is "we're just checking the extensions", others it is "we're only checking...
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    i'm not commenting on the validity (you are...

    i'm not commenting on the validity (you are reading Triathlete magazine)--just saying that your interpretation of the data on that chart is correct. but you knew that because it is in the text as...
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    yes, your interpretation of that chart is...

    yes, your interpretation of that chart is correct.

    re: the 2nd point....much is made about the disruption in airflow with a bladed wheel & forks. IME there is a bunch of repeated lore in that...
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    not directly what you're after, but if you look...

    not directly what you're after, but if you look into the design of the first carbon wheels used in P-R you get some insight into the design and testing process.
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    my buddy went down in the 1/2s. said there were...

    my buddy went down in the 1/2s. said there were sprint points every lap. also said there was a crash in every field. at what point does that stage become stupid?
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    there's been lots of stuff by people who model...

    there's been lots of stuff by people who model actual wind on courses. some of it is pretty surprising.


    you can read a whole bunch written by poertner--it's pretty fascinating stuff. in brief,...
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    bodies are softer than pavement, for sure. did...

    bodies are softer than pavement, for sure. did anyone/anything come down on top of you?

    IME, treat yourself a bit more gently tonight into tomorrow--sometimes other aches/pains show up that did...
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    josh pertness knows his stuff and is pretty...

    josh pertness knows his stuff and is pretty transparent. those posts were from 2 years ago and some things have changed.

    basic message -- and it is a bit different for true pros v amateurs -- is...
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    my comment wasn't related to the technical...

    my comment wasn't related to the technical nature--it was just that those blocks are really short and then in addition to having the turns the finish is like 100m (or less.....assuming they've marked...
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    that course looks kind of ridiculous, TBH. those...

    that course looks kind of ridiculous, TBH. those blocks in truckee are short (i presume you are familiar)....seems like the race would be to 4 turns before the finish. wonder why they wouldn't move...
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    did somebody call for a plumber? ...

    did somebody call for a plumber?

    http://cdn.xhamstercom.tv/media/thumbs/embedded/10720.jpg
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    on a tangent, the design of the cannondale MTB...

    on a tangent, the design of the cannondale MTB SRM units required a modified lockring removal tool. it's not necessary for the road units or, if memory serves, the 1x MTB units...but the 2x MTB units...
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    yes. no. it's a simple job if you have...

    yes.


    no.

    it's a simple job if you have the tool and know what you are doing. that said, many people have zero mechanical skills and can both it. just don't over tighten and mess up the...
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    what's magical about 4.5 w/kg re: compacts? ...

    what's magical about 4.5 w/kg re: compacts?

    fwiw, i am moderately strong, generally prefer to train on a compact (it just opens up a ton of terrain, esp when i want to keep power low) and race on...
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    how do you determine this?

    how do you determine this?
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    you have to rewire it. one nice thing for di2. so...

    you have to rewire it. one nice thing for di2. so annoying to reachable most TT bikes, esp superbikes. (i recently made a similar change.)
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    team USA is killing it. my buddy just crushed me...

    team USA is killing it. my buddy just crushed me in a local TT and is headed off to holland to race with the USA squad again. he's had a few good (top 10) results in big euro fields this year.
    ...
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    yessir. worth it for sunday's race alone. i...

    yessir. worth it for sunday's race alone.

    i hate that it is an omnium and that people will choose not to race fri & sat in order to save it for sunday, but oh well.
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    jealous! can't make it this year, but going to...

    jealous! can't make it this year, but going to boulder next week as a consolation.

    :(
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    if you don't "negotiate" these things at the GF...

    if you don't "negotiate" these things at the GF stage....good luck at the next one! :D
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    i haven't checked to see if they are running the...

    i haven't checked to see if they are running the 1st RR the "traditional" (clockwise) way around bachelor, or the way they did last year.

    if like the old way, you really shouldn't get dropped...
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    it would be easier for me to see in person (or we...

    it would be easier for me to see in person (or we could do it with pictures). another thing to consider is what happens to your elbows when you ride. narrower bars with wider elbows may defeat the...
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