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  1. Thread: ElderEnduro

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    No. This is one of those "bucket list" trails...

    No. This is one of those "bucket list" trails that tons of people ride in season. For the most part it's pretty easy, the view and those kind of shots are what makes it so attractive.

    It more or...
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    For me it's the other way around at times.

    For me it's the other way around at times.
  3. Thread: ElderEnduro

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    I noticed when Youtube renders things you lose a...

    I noticed when Youtube renders things you lose a lot compared to the raw recording. Great pics btw.

    We've got a few infamous "stair step" rock bits on the trails here. One is on the Flume where...
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    Gotta put air in the cross bike tires. Getting to...

    Gotta put air in the cross bike tires. Getting to be that time.
  5. 20 minute peak power is to crits/track what your...

    20 minute peak power is to crits/track what your favorite color is to your cooking skills. Not terribly important. Stuff is ON/off/ON/off/ON/off in 30-60 second bursts with the occasional 2 minutes...
  6. If you're looking to improve the 20-60 minute...

    If you're looking to improve the 20-60 minute numbers then do 20 min intervals at max effort, and add in some V02 work with as high a recovery wattage as you can manage.

    When you get ready to...
  7. This. Crits are about knowing how to race. You...

    This. Crits are about knowing how to race. You can win on puny numbers.
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    Went through a fairly extensive search to find...

    Went through a fairly extensive search to find some good frames that will accept progressive Transition lenses. Will post here when they show up in a few days.
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    Saddles, as noted prior, are a personal choice...

    Saddles, as noted prior, are a personal choice because everyone's junk is different. My personal experience reflects Chasm's. Chamois are in the same boat, there can be some trial and error in there....
  10. Been around BF for a fair bit. Some of the sub...

    Been around BF for a fair bit. Some of the sub forums are really congenial and supportive (head over to the masters racing forum some time). Some are lively because you've got bright folks with...
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    I've been doing the off-road bike thing for...

    I've been doing the off-road bike thing for nearly half a century (including putting stingrays 10+ feet in the air) and never felt that my seat was in the way (shrug). Guess I've gotten used to using...
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    Wow Tom, that's a sheet strom of suck. Heal up. ...

    Wow Tom, that's a sheet strom of suck. Heal up.

    The equipment failure stuff is so rare, but truly scary.
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    So nothing was broken? Was there no dirt to rub...

    So nothing was broken? Was there no dirt to rub in that? Wuss.



    Home office. As per northern emus waiting to evolve: I've been married 29 years. That would be the number the divorce lawyers...
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    Wisdom. FWIW, I think I'm up to 150 or so...

    Wisdom.

    FWIW, I think I'm up to 150 or so "W's". None of them came as a Cat five and only a couple as a 4. See Fudgy.
  15. Thread: ElderEnduro

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    I sent you a coupon for a free two nights stay at...

    I sent you a coupon for a free two nights stay at the Ex B & B. Folks will vouch for the meals.
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    You are welcome. This can be a hard job (my...

    You are welcome. This can be a hard job (my recent email to a friend was success has many parents, including, maybe a little, the coach, but failure is CLEARLY the coaches fault); this is what makes...
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    Easy to confuse sensations with actual...

    Easy to confuse sensations with actual performance, especially in training, ESPECIALLY when you're throwing in intensity. From the coaching end athletes tend to fixate on whatever just happened...
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    I have a family of 12 quail chowing down outside...

    I have a family of 12 quail chowing down outside my office window.

    Quail are like, a few thousand years from becoming flightless.
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    x2.

    x2.
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    Another Racer Ex addition to the stable. Giant...

    Another Racer Ex addition to the stable. Giant Trance Advanced 1 27.5. 11sp one X. Tweaked a few things from stock; added Ritchey carbon bars and seat post, an Fizik Aliante VS saddle, swapped out...
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    Di2 on a TT bike is like having a dog sleeping on...

    Di2 on a TT bike is like having a dog sleeping on your feet. Just makes life a little better.
  22. Thread: ElderEnduro

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    Cool beans, but rocky! You gotta box that up...

    Cool beans, but rocky!

    You gotta box that up and come out here for a weekend-ish. Vid from the trail that's a 15 minute ride from the house. Good samples at 3:30, 6:30, and 12:00.

    What's neat...
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    I did. Pretty happy with the ride, came in to...

    I did. Pretty happy with the ride, came in to protect my buddy's GC in the omnium, was OTF on the second lap chasing a two man break that went on lap one, eventually got caught, went OTF again and...
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    Yep. So do the good ones. Sometimes it makes...

    Yep. So do the good ones. Sometimes it makes sense, other times you just shrug.
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    You can run into bears and coyotes if you do an...

    You can run into bears and coyotes if you do an early morning route in my 'hood.



    I think he meant the pressure from your mass creating some kind of geologic event (says another currently...
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