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  1. Bingo! (And no, his back is not sagging.)

    Bingo!

    (And no, his back is not sagging.)
  2. I crossed 60 once. It was a on a perfectly...

    I crossed 60 once. It was a on a perfectly straight downhill with a tailwind.

    I've crossed 50 more times than I can count while going downhill.

    And I can say that I was cruising along at...
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    Didn't you have an Argon? What happened to get...

    Didn't you have an Argon? What happened to get the warranty replacement?
  4. Thread: Teams

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    This coaching discussion is getting a bit off...

    This coaching discussion is getting a bit off topic in this thread - I'm shocked. Shocked! To see a thread get off topic - but some teams have guys with experience who can provide guidance on racing...
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    Ok. I was mistaken. I went back and looked...

    Ok. I was mistaken. I went back and looked through it again. There was a pop-up window when I went to put my license in the cart, and I misread the window. I thought it was asking me to confirm my...
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    Went to renew my USAC license today. When I got...

    Went to renew my USAC license today. When I got to the check out, the total was $105 - $70 for my license, $5 for the Ride Clean program, and then $30 for the USAC Membership.

    I had no idea what...
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    I believe the R5 has a lot more padding than the...

    I believe the R5 has a lot more padding than the R3 and R1, but I'm not exactly sure.

    The old base Arione, which I think is now the R5, had a lot of padding. Personally, I thought it was awful....
  8. Thread: Teams

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    Hardly anyone on my "team" still races. That is...

    Hardly anyone on my "team" still races. That is fine with me. I've gotten used to racing solo. Plus, I know pretty much everyone who shows up to our local races anyway.

    As for my team, we get...
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    A friend of mine is a strength and conditioning...

    A friend of mine is a strength and conditioning coach for a college football team. He has his quarterbacks stand on balance balls and throw passes.
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    I would avoid the MIPS version though. I bought...

    I would avoid the MIPS version though. I bought it thinking, "$10 bucks more for additional protection, sure why not," but I find it horribly uncomfortable. There's not enough padding covering all...
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    A buddy of mine spray painted a bunch of old...

    A buddy of mine spray painted a bunch of old cassettes and turned them into medals for junior races.
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    We host an early season race, and every year, we...

    We host an early season race, and every year, we have to explain to parents that their kid would have been disqualified given their gearing. (The race official rarely DQs any juniors for this race.)...
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    Yep, as long as you are a full-time student, you...

    Yep, as long as you are a full-time student, you qualify. A buddy of mine raced collegiate in his late 30s when he decided to go back to school to become a nurse.
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    Good idea. We can require juniors to use disc...

    Good idea. We can require juniors to use disc brakes and smaller gears.
  15. I'm going to go ahead and say the bike is too big...

    I'm going to go ahead and say the bike is too big for you.

    I cannot imagine any set of body proportions that would set up a person 5'6" to ride a 56 Cannondale. While you haven't posted any...
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    The hardest part of self-coaching for me was...

    The hardest part of self-coaching for me was holding myself accountable. I know more than enough to set up my own training plan, but I like having someone holding me accountable to a plan and making...
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    Agreed. By the way, maybe you haven't seen...

    Agreed.


    By the way, maybe you haven't seen injuries in juniors cycling because the gear restrictions are working?
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    You might be able to find 10-speed Force in that...

    You might be able to find 10-speed Force in that price range.

    If you decide to build up a bike, let me know. I have some Sram parts - Apex shifters, Force and Rival FDs, Rival and Apex RDs, and...
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    Just got a GoPro Hero 4 Session. Any suggestions...

    Just got a GoPro Hero 4 Session. Any suggestions on which mount to go with?

    My first thought was to go with the K-Edge that puts the camera out in front of the bars a bit. Like this:...
  20. I did a race sort of like that as a cat 5. The...

    I did a race sort of like that as a cat 5. The difference is that the race was 12 miles - six miles flat, then six miles uphill. The group stayed together for about the first three miles - when we...
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    Hey Doge, this seems like a perspective you might...

    Hey Doge, this seems like a perspective you might find interesting: Rodney Harrison: HGH Will Make You Rich And Famous And Kids Shouldn?t Use It
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    Looks a lot like an FM069: 2014 Super Light full...

    Looks a lot like an FM069: 2014 Super Light full carbon Road Frame
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    If you look at the people who have been busted,...

    If you look at the people who have been busted, most of the amateurs are masters racers, and many have won national and world championship, which is a bit more than a little trophy. In one case, a...
  24. Buy a used Cross Bike with Cantilever brakes. ...

    Buy a used Cross Bike with Cantilever brakes.

    Since discs came out, the price of canti brake cross bikes have plummetted. Most cross bikes can easily be set up for racks. And cross bikes give you...
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    Is it a disc frame? If so, you'll likely have to...

    Is it a disc frame? If so, you'll likely have to use Specialized Roval wheels.
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