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    Kevin Mansker, Article

    Blog post about Kevin Mansker: Punch Bowl Social - Featured Portlander: Kevin Mansker, Sprinter of Bikes - Punch Bowl Social
  2. oh and on this topic, obviously from my avatar, I...

    oh and on this topic, obviously from my avatar, I race track bikes but I also love cruising around town on my 80th Gios pista (a "fixie"), and I work in Social Media. So I may also be a hipster... I...
  3. Are you willing to admit that you're a hipster, or...

    This article adds an interesting perspective on the term: Punch Bowl Social - Are you a hipster? Find out for once and for all.

    But I am curious, are there people out there who admit to being a...
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    This is great stuff. I do have answers to all...

    This is great stuff. I do have answers to all your questions, and this helps a lot. Thanks. I think my plan is to train for next year and just keep leaning up slowly. I think I can still get...
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    Results so far are good. And I feel way better on...

    Results so far are good. And I feel way better on the bike being lighter. And in my daily activities in general. Sounds like for the sake of keeping it more fun per carletons advice I may just try to...
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    That said... I still want to know what's better:...

    That said... I still want to know what's better: big and powerful or light and "kind of powerful" haha. Avoiding cake right now. :-)
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    Catch the bar on the top of your chest. Elbows...

    Catch the bar on the top of your chest. Elbows up. When you catch, let the bar roll back Towards your fingertips. You're holding the bar in a front squat hold.
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    Absolutely. I've always said I'm not training...

    Absolutely. I've always said I'm not training for the Olympics! Doing the best that I can with a family job and other sports that I enjoy is exactly my idea of fun. I don't even have aspirations to...
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    Ha ha I know. In my own defense, she is a scratch...

    Ha ha I know. In my own defense, she is a scratch race national champion. The Official Website - USA Cycling
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    And sorry for the kind of dumb music. I was lazy...

    And sorry for the kind of dumb music. I was lazy and just grabbed a few random songs for the background. ha ha
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    And this year I'm not going to Nationals. Mostly...

    And this year I'm not going to Nationals. Mostly racing for fun. But I still want to be at my best. I want to race at nationals and maybe even worlds (masters) in 2015. So maybe keep leaning up...
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    Dilemma

    I have a training dilemma that I'm trying to work out. Maybe you all have some advice.

    In Colorado, we only have a 4-5 month track racing season.

    Just keep that in mind. But let's talk...
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    oops, I thought I was editing this post and it...

    oops, I thought I was editing this post and it seems I ended up posting twice. This is the post I'd like to keep. (mod)
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    10-lap scratch practice race

    Here's a practice race that we had yesterday. Yes, I lost to a girl. haha. Posting this 1. For a fun watch of the brand new track in Erie. 2. Anything stick out from what you can see, errors in...
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    10-lap scratch practice race

    Here's a practice race that we had yesterday. Yes, I lost to a girl. haha. Posting this 1. For a fun watch of the brand new track in Erie. 2. Anything stick out from what you can see, errors in...
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    Not technigally "on" the track. I'm just pumped...

    Not technigally "on" the track. I'm just pumped to be standing by it. Still under construction, the 250 track in Erie, Colorado is expected to be ridable within months.366381
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    Should we change the title of this thread? ;)

    Should we change the title of this thread? ;)
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    Training status: I've been focused since October...

    Training status: I've been focused since October on weight loss. I'm almost to my goal of 195 from 223 to now 197... did this by following a paleo diet and (gasp!) crossfitting. I can't believe...
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    Retired.

    Retired.
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    Sticky: This is great to hear, Carleton!

    This is great to hear, Carleton!
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    Sticky: nice

    nice
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    I do it for "fun". And my strength is standing...

    I do it for "fun". And my strength is standing starts. My goal this year is to be instrumental as the lead out on team sprints. This will help with that.

    I also admit that while I love racing...
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    I do a 1 rep max maybe once every couple of...

    I do a 1 rep max maybe once every couple of months just as a benchmark.
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    It seems to be working for me, as I'm seeing...

    It seems to be working for me, as I'm seeing strength gains almost every visit to the gym. As for the hypertrophy it was necessary because I spent the past 3 months on a caloric deficit, and lost 20...
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    ...I know, Carleton, I'm totally doing it wrong. ...

    ...I know, Carleton, I'm totally doing it wrong. Haha
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