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  1. Thread: Calf Cramps

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    increase my cadence (counter to what others have...

    increase my cadence (counter to what others have posted) and drop my heels a little more when pedalling. and not panic...panic makes cramps worse. this works well for me even at race speeds, at...
  2. Thread: Calf Cramps

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    i used to suffer severe calf cramping as well...

    i used to suffer severe calf cramping as well when i first started racing. in the interim 4 years i learned to manage it (although it obviously makes it hard to contest a sprint) to the point where...
  3. at this years Harlem (NYC) crit the it was...

    at this years Harlem (NYC) crit the it was raining during the 4's race and still wet for the masters...both were absolute demolition derbies. Usually masters races are pretty safe...so that ought to...
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    yep. very tough races with that wind and the...

    yep. very tough races with that wind and the road surface. being on the wrong side of the wind in the crosswind section feels like a breakaway attempt even if you are just riding along with the...
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    Poll: 1st crash in 4 years of racing at harlem crit 2...

    1st crash in 4 years of racing at harlem crit 2 weeks ago. minimal damage to bike but wasn't rideable at the time. very sore shoulder and ribs. crashing sucks.
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    you can also flex a wheel while climbing. ...

    you can also flex a wheel while climbing. recently I was away from home and
    rented a caad9 with mavic ksyrium elites. during steep climbs out of the saddle the brakes were
    rubbing. I'm sure it...
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    no one is doing 11 minute laps this time of year.

    no one is doing 11 minute laps this time of year.
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    there are just as many crashes in the 4's ......

    there are just as many crashes in the 4's ... maybe more because fields are bigger and people *think* they have some experience.
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    i think they give the 5's 3 laps (18.6 mi) this...

    i think they give the 5's 3 laps (18.6 mi) this year. 4 laps (24.8 mi) for 3/4's and Masters, 5 laps (31 mi) for 1/2/3's. Still short races. the ones in Prospect are longer.
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    +1 should also point out that races are...

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    should also point out that races are noticeably faster later in the season...PP is an easy course, it's kind of hard to get dropped, but few attacks get away.
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    don't remember excact #'s but have beon told that...

    don't remember excact #'s but have beon told that LDL/HDL should be 5/1 or lower...mine was something like 2/1. Honestly I wouldn't worry much about it...still racing & riding 5000 miles/yr or so @...
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    have moderately high cholesterol (238) but very...

    have moderately high cholesterol (238) but very good HDL & BP...have a family history of heart disease and would consider low dose statin but am concerned about side effects. anyone else have...
  13. Thread: Tire Pressure

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    I learned the hard way that if you overinflate a...

    I learned the hard way that if you overinflate a tire you can roll it off the rim in a crit. unlike a normal flat,
    the deflate immediately. Was very fortunate not to go down and take others with...
  14. Poll: I think frame geometry is important. Otherwise,...

    I think frame geometry is important. Otherwise, the more expensive stuff is definitely more able to stand up to the rigors of racing, but it won't make you faster. I really don't think it's...
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    just curious...why the cam on the helmet instead...

    just curious...why the cam on the helmet instead of the bars? would be lower but more stable.
  16. it's more a race of attrition...attacks don't...

    it's more a race of attrition...attacks don't succeed much because of the long downhills, but the climb, although not that steep, is long and changes grade in a way that will blow your legs up, if...
  17. trust me...I was hurting...4th time up tiorati...

    trust me...I was hurting...4th time up tiorati brook road, harriman state park, NY (bear mountain spring classic '06)
    2 miles at 8-10% grade.
  18. Yes, Charlie Issendorf is negotiating with the...

    Yes, Charlie Issendorf is negotiating with the (national) parks department to see what can be done.
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    wow...very entertaining. I think the Champ Sys...

    wow...very entertaining. I think the Champ Sys guy just wasnt paying attention and hit the curb.
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    Prospect Park helmet cam, 8/4?

    was that you, Dr. WJ O'donnell, with the helmet cam this morning? It was a Westwood Velo rider. If so are you going to post the video anywhere?
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    yeah just sit up on the trainer, then ride when...

    yeah just sit up on the trainer, then ride when you get the ok. it's not the end of the world.
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    sorry...hit the return key. I agree that...

    sorry...hit the return key.

    I agree that training rides are the riskiest. Racing is dangerous but it's a controlled environment. Just this week a teammate suffered broken bones after being hit...
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    a few more random thoughts...

    a few more random thoughts...
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    they are good tires, but I don't think they are...

    they are good tires, but I don't think they are up to the task of riding on the street, with glass and debris.
    if you are a pro tour rider with wheel support, great, or even if you drive to your...
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    I had 2 sets...one wore out after 2500 miles of...

    I had 2 sets...one wore out after 2500 miles of NYC racing/training (165#) no flats. The second set stranded me several times, front and rear, and are a ***** to get off of the rim so when you're...
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