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    USAC needs to get into high schools. This...

    USAC needs to get into high schools. This conversation seems way off topic though.
  2. Thread: Training Status

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    The only thing that broke was my spirit when ten...

    The only thing that broke was my spirit when ten guys came flying by 100m from the line.
  3. Thread: Training Status

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    An all out kilo is automatically track training,...

    An all out kilo is automatically track training, right?







    Even if it's at the end of a 60 mile road race?
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    I have a pair on the way from a team order, I can...

    I have a pair on the way from a team order, I can give you some thoughts after I get them and the weather improves enough for our track to be open regularly.
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    It's not relevant, but you're arguing about it? ...

    It's not relevant, but you're arguing about it?

    You're in the wrong place, this is what you were looking for:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQFKtI6gn9Y
  6. Where's the line on too flexy there? Does 16...

    Where's the line on too flexy there? Does 16 spoke 45 mm carbon wheel for a 170 lb guy sound like it's going to be unpleasant?
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    If you're not racing the only reason to buy...

    If you're not racing the only reason to buy wheels with any carbon on them is because they look sexy, in which case i don't understand why anyone would waste their time arguing about performance....
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    The argument is always that you lose three inches...

    The argument is always that you lose three inches at the beginning of the acceleration but regain that and more in aero. The thing people always miss is that being the inches further back in the...
  9. I might argue some of the training is skill at...

    I might argue some of the training is skill at managing the gap in the draft, and you won't get that from, say, a trainer, but I also think that's a bigger deal on the road than on the track.
  10. If it's cup and cone bearings, you need to adjust...

    If it's cup and cone bearings, you need to adjust the preload. Your bearings might be toast from being improperly adjusted too, but get the preload right first, and if it's noisy or whatever then...
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    The key is to have put in mid 20 hour weeks as a...

    The key is to have put in mid 20 hour weeks as a swimmer staring at the bottom of the pool. Makes riding rollers a snap mentally in comparison.
  12. no lightning, but rain here too, I kept having to...

    no lightning, but rain here too, I kept having to detour because roads were flooded
  13. +1

    +1
  14. Thread: Sprinting Helmets

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    Has anyone seen a comparison of the lg course,...

    Has anyone seen a comparison of the lg course, air attack, and evade under the same conditions? Wind tunnel on a manakin would be awesome, but I don't think I can track down all 3 to do field...
  15. I'm going to be that guy who takes everything...

    I'm going to be that guy who takes everything literally, so more like:

    Dear bikehouse forums,

    I never thought this would happen to me, but after a month straight of not spending more than 5...
  16. Mechanical engineering, spent 15-20 hours...

    Mechanical engineering, spent 15-20 hours swimming six months per year. It sucked frequently, and I bet it would be a lot harder without teammates and a coach to get on my case, but it can be done....
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    Eh, by the time you include fit, swapping bars...

    Eh, by the time you include fit, swapping bars and stems, and discounts there's a lot of potential for a few hundred bucks to wash out.
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    I'll dissent for tracks that are only a few years...

    I'll dissent for tracks that are only a few years old. Not much of a used market for at least a couple years.
  19. I kinda doubt a few bucks per race has a big...

    I kinda doubt a few bucks per race has a big effect on suppressing grass roots, but I don't think it's a big issue either way. The thing that seems like a huge deal and should have been addressed a...
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    Go to your local track, say you're interested in...

    Go to your local track, say you're interested in getting into it, and ask if anyone knows of someone selling a size xx track bike for your budget, if you want to do it inexpensively. Otherwise bite...
  21. $70 license this year covers everything but bmx....

    $70 license this year covers everything but bmx.

    Why not bmx? I have no clue.
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    I highly doubt UCI rules apply to cdr, and usac...

    I highly doubt UCI rules apply to cdr, and usac is much more anything goes.
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    I really don't think it's common, but anything...

    I really don't think it's common, but anything considered a supplement really slips through the cracks in the current laws. It's something I can't believe hasn't been remedied yet, but I guess it...
  24. Yup, being irreverent is easier than actually...

    Yup, being irreverent is easier than actually dealing with it. Also not really anything I can do at the moment other than make sure I can make it to the funeral, so until something more productive...
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    I'd agree that the risks are different...but at...

    I'd agree that the risks are different...but at the end of the day, regulations say it's a supplement, and regulations don't have the fda or usda responsible for monitoring suppplements, so...there...
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