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  1. We have a shared system at our track so you just...

    We have a shared system at our track so you just need to get a transponder. Mylaps I think its called.

    Ive used something similar to freelaps in my race car, its basically a beam that you set on...
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    With my tan lines I hope people realize Im a...

    With my tan lines I hope people realize Im a cyclist at the gym, and not just a crazy person (assuming there is a difference). My girlfriend says I look like someone dipped me in caramel.
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    At least Lake Ontario is there to break my fall...

    At least Lake Ontario is there to break my fall :)

    I ended up signing up for a 70k road race on Friday. So I have that, then this race Saturday morning, and Saturday night track racing (scratch,...
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    I've had 3 sessions with a trainer now, just...

    I've had 3 sessions with a trainer now, just starting a weight program for the first time in my life. I decided to use a trainer for the first bit to show me correct movements and very glad I did,...
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    Ill probably only do the TT, I've had the same...

    Ill probably only do the TT, I've had the same advice about not doing the race already from my coach haha. Its a cheap race at a place I grew up visiting (school trips, vacations, etc) and it closed...
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    My first race of the year is this saturday...

    My first race of the year is this saturday (assuming I don't race a RR friday) at an abandoned amusement park that redbull is putting on (and perhaps an episode of scooby doo). Im racing the fixed...
  7. I think he means in a pace line with other...

    I think he means in a pace line with other riders, in order to not slow down suddenly. Soft pedaling/sitting up slows you down pretty good, and if you want to make small changes in a turn to simply...
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    Next winter we will have 2 indoor tracks here, so...

    Next winter we will have 2 indoor tracks here, so it can be cold all it wants in the winter!


    That was actually my intention though with the wind, Im trying to work on maintaining power at high...
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    Today is warm (22C) but insanely windy. Like...

    Today is warm (22C) but insanely windy. Like 71kmh with gusts of 90kmh according to the weather channel. I was riding into the wind at about 320w and averaging 11kmh. Turned around and same power,...
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    Empty track today, literally no one showed up...

    Empty track today, literally no one showed up except the mechanic to fix some bikes. Worked on my pursuit positioning, think I found the 'low as I can go' but and seat angle that works.

    Did some...
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    Track season is basically finishing here, last...

    Track season is basically finishing here, last race next weekend. Have to decide to go to the track for racing or do a fixed gear race/TT in Toronto that Redbull is putting on at a closed down...
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    to be clear, Im not against the idea, and I don't...

    to be clear, Im not against the idea, and I don't think it would keep anyone from racing (assuming this class was available enough). I just think if people are serious about wanting it it will take...
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    A better approach would be to implement it on a...

    A better approach would be to implement it on a small scale and show USAC the benefits. Like I said, how much do you think it would cost to implement this year-round, country wide? Prove it on a...
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    Its a pretty big ask. I dont know what the...

    Its a pretty big ask. I dont know what the numbers are but the US must see 10,000+ new racers a year? Thats a lot of clinics, and you have to run them all year. Of course it can be done, of course...
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    The used track bike market is different, as its...

    The used track bike market is different, as its very small. I've seen bikes for sale at our track that I thought were a great price, and they sit there for months or even years as there simply are...
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    Ive never noticed the seatmast, I must be...

    Ive never noticed the seatmast, I must be thinking of the other Fuji bikes (they make a lot). I would think he would mention it in the ad since as Carleton noted if its cut too short for you thats...
  17. Remove lock ring, install wheel, get some speed,...

    Remove lock ring, install wheel, get some speed, hit the brakes hard, hope you don't die.


    Or get the miche holders that never have to come off :)
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    We have a lot of them at our track, a good budget...

    We have a lot of them at our track, a good budget frame I think. Price is good too, probably as cheap as a built bike gets without going steel. Do it.
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    Sounds like a party Weather is starting to...

    Sounds like a party


    Weather is starting to warm up here (finally) so our track is seeing less and less people. Soon it will only be open 1 or 2 days a week and even then I heard only a couple...
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    Got my rest week in and a couple days at the...

    Got my rest week in and a couple days at the track to focus on pursuit efforts. Lots of speed, feeling like the winter in AZ really paid off.

    Road race season starts next weekend but I think I am...
  21. Sticky: ^ very nice, I don't think I have seen that paint...

    ^ very nice, I don't think I have seen that paint scheme on that frame before. And it also looks like you are 3 feet tall :P
  22. I use the Miche cogs so its just a matter of...

    I use the Miche cogs so its just a matter of taking the lock ring off. Tonight I warmed up on a 16 and switched to a 15 as the night got on and it felt a little better, even though I have a cold and...
  23. haha Ill be sure to reference Mr. Miyagi tonight...

    haha Ill be sure to reference Mr. Miyagi tonight when I see him


    I think for us its less about being indoors and about being on a 138m track, we don't get much 'range' to begin with since top...
  24. Sounds good, kind of what I was hoping to hear...

    Sounds good, kind of what I was hoping to hear actually. I want to start doing more pursuit training at race speed but don't want be pushing a massive gear for the rest of the session obviously. At...
  25. Do you people change gears much during training? ...

    Do you people change gears much during training? Or is there say times of a training block you run a different gear? I know a few guys that train on a smaller (as in easier) gear at the start of...
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