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    Strictly speaking: no. Anyone can sue anyone else...

    Strictly speaking: no. Anyone can sue anyone else for anything they want. "I don't like the color of your hair. I'm suing..."

    Insurance doesn't help you avoid liability. It helps you pay if you've...
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    Siearra Highway doesn't have any dirt on it,...

    Siearra Highway doesn't have any dirt on it, unless it's due to some rain runoff. You can certainly find trails off it, though. But road proper? All paved. An alternative is Soledad Canyon Road from...
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    +1 +1 I also really like their Flyby's...

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    I also really like their Flyby's tool.


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    I use Strava with VeloViewer. Best data tracking tool. Period.
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    They rent the needed vehicles over here (team...

    They rent the needed vehicles over here (team cars, buses, and/or RVs). Possibly identical make/model (if they have a global automotive sponsor), possibly not.Then they have logo wraps made and...
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    There are different zone systems, but using...

    There are different zone systems, but using power, I personally use a 7-zone system.
    Take your new FTP value and set that at 100%. Zone 4 is around 100%.

    Then fill in the following chart:
    ...
  6. Well, each race is its own individual event, but...

    Well, each race is its own individual event, but average for a Cat-5 crit? Probably more in the 24.5--25mph range. Add another 1/2mph for each level up, to Pro/1-2's who maybe average 28+ for a crit....
  7. Some do. Some don't. See Strava. Oh, and that...

    Some do. Some don't. See Strava.

    Oh, and that "little computer under their saddle" was a GPS transponder, not a computer per se. It was an experiment (by UCI?) to overlay stats onscreen for...
  8. There ya go. You're not looking for a "soft...

    There ya go.

    You're not looking for a "soft chamois" whatever that even is. You're looking for a friction barrier.
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    I ride a 25mm set with 700x23 Michelin Pro3/4...

    I ride a 25mm set with 700x23 Michelin Pro3/4 Race tires. Flats have become a thing of the past well, pinch flats). And even punctures are rare. I'm currently thinking my tires last longer than...
  10. Well this is one area you can improve on... ...

    Well this is one area you can improve on...



    Online power calculators are rarely (ever?) accurate. Don't compare anything with them.

    Also, proper torque, as said.
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    2015 Tour de France Live Video, Preview,...

    2015 Tour de France Live Video, Preview, Startlist, Results, Photos, TV
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    This.

    This.
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    Don't know if they have what you need, but I use...

    Don't know if they have what you need, but I use NovaTec in all my builds. about $100 each hub. I get them through Bob Dopolina, member here on BF.
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    This.

    This.
  15. I'm afraid I do not know if they rent bikes, but...

    I'm afraid I do not know if they rent bikes, but Mike is the best! Pedalers Fork. In fact, I think they're the only bike shop IN Calabasas. Outside of there, there's Serious Cycling & Win's Wheels,...
  16. Training. Strength training. Strength training on...

    Training. Strength training. Strength training on the bike (for now). We're already at a disadvantage, so we have to train what we can: strength. Losing weight will come elsewhere.

    Couple of...
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    I didn't watch the video, but... Don't...

    I didn't watch the video, but...



    Don't overlap your front wheel
    Know how to bump, elbows, shoulders, hips, handlebars WITHOUT PANICKING
    No sudden movements, left, right, or backward
    ...
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    We don't wear the spandex 'cause we think we look...

    We don't wear the spandex 'cause we think we look good (quite the contrary!). They're functional.
    Tight helps cut down on friction as legs rub back & forth,
    stop constant flapping in wind,
    chamois...
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    I think the most important are... Bike fit...

    I think the most important are...

    Bike fit session, if you haven't already (make sure bike is set up to your body's measurements)

    Good pair of bib shorts (buy in person at a shop first--you...
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    "30 Minutes" Some crits are measured in time,...

    "30 Minutes"
    Some crits are measured in time, some in distance. 30-minutes means the race will go 'round & 'round a course, usually a bit less than 1 mile long, for close to 30 minutes. The faster...
  21. Racing schedule: SoCalCycling.com Southern...

    Racing schedule: SoCalCycling.com Southern California Bicycle Racing Events Calendar - SoCalCycling.com - Your Cycling Source : Southern California, Cycling, Events Calendar
  22. There's alot more on this than is being...

    There's alot more on this than is being considered or stated here. Local cyclists (perhaps not tri-geeks, though), are quarreling with state police about this stretch of roadway. According to CA...
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    I thought there was some sort of sprint to be...

    I thought there was some sort of sprint to be had? That would explain riders all over. Happens in the best of races. This was not a paceline/TT training ride. Why does everyone insist that riders...
  24. Thread: Clyde Racing

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    Don't take too much out of it. What if he's just...

    Don't take too much out of it. What if he's just doing an LSD ride? Or maybe his job is to sit in the wind for 2-3 hours, and not follow a wheel, while you can feel free to sit & draft. Of course, if...
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    I noticed the "Racer" group doesn't say anything...

    I noticed the "Racer" group doesn't say anything about actually entering a race, just going fast & getting stronger. :)
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