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  1. You answered your own question. More aero ='s...

    You answered your own question.

    More aero ='s more efficient energy ='s less energy wasted.

    Racing is all about using energy at the right time.
  2. Hi-def camera time!!

    Hi-def camera time!!
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    The riders behind are not paying attention to...

    The riders behind are not paying attention to what's going on ahead of them.

    Oh, what's that you say? They're kids.

    Oh. Well...
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    Yeah, if you hit hard, it can cause you to lose...

    Yeah, if you hit hard, it can cause you to lose control.

    Only way to know is to do it. You can find the point off the bike, but it's not the same.
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    In a race, the closer you can follow a wheel, the...

    In a race, the closer you can follow a wheel, the better. But that will only happen if you feel comfortable doing it. Time to practice, with friends or on non-race group rides, but time to practice. ...
  6. Yeah, that does sound pretty bad. But then, if...

    Yeah, that does sound pretty bad. But then, if you don't aim high... And, what's wrong with dreaming?

    Let me play devil's advocate and see if I understand...

    You trained for years as a...
  7. I think he's referring to where I said genetic...

    I think he's referring to where I said genetic limitations could be over-come. My fault... poor choice of words.


    Yes, you cannot perform/train/race/ride beyond your genetics. Agreed.

    But I...
  8. Great idea. Now to hook it up to smart phones....

    Great idea. Now to hook it up to smart phones. Some sort of Uber Cycling thing. :D
  9. Good points, but if I may expand on them and...

    Good points, but if I may expand on them and emphasize a portion of what you said and draw more attention to it...

    Here's the standard BF/Internet bulletin board phrase: if you put in the same...
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    Really? This is the first I've ever heard of...

    Really? This is the first I've ever heard of this. I use Ultegra chains almost exclusively (unless Dura-Ace is on sale) with both Ultegra and Sram cassettes and no quick link. After 8 years and...
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    I only get about 90mins out of one, that's the...

    I only get about 90mins out of one, that's the only shortcoming I've found. Maybe they've improved since I got mine about 7 months ago.

    Haven't tried. One advantage is there's a nice online...
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    It's not a game. Having things thrown at you is...

    It's not a game. Having things thrown at you is assault, and possibly battery. Those idiots need to be reported. The camera idea is excellent. I found the GoPro to be terribly expensive, so I got...
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    Take the wheels off and lock it in your car.

    Take the wheels off and lock it in your car.
  14. +1 I'm reading the responses that call for...

    +1 I'm reading the responses that call for Shimano SPD cleats, laughing hard. :lol:
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    Get a better wheelbuilder. I weigh a tad more...

    Get a better wheelbuilder. I weigh a tad more than you and have had no problems with Open Pro's, as well as 55mm Carbon eBay Clincher rims. When looking for someone, ask other riders, not just the...
  16. Ride lots. Right now, you're new to the sport....

    Ride lots. Right now, you're new to the sport. Having a running & MTB background will help. But, just ride. Keep it fun to be motivated, maybe ride with others. Now, I'm not saying ride 400-miles a...
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    +1

    +1
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    You don't keep your hands in one position. Unlike...

    You don't keep your hands in one position. Unlike horizontal bars, drop bars have up to 5 places to rest your hands. You should be changing hand position every other minute or so. Tops, hoods, drops,...
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    10 Wheels: any particular reason? Is the...

    10 Wheels: any particular reason? Is the difference between the two just the size? Or is there something else?

    (I usually just put in a new tube--get them for $3.50/ea--but finances are tough...
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    I had a Technium (not Pro) from 85 & another from...

    I had a Technium (not Pro) from 85 & another from 86. Both frames cracked on me. The weld on seat/chainstay cracked. Company then replaced & upgraded my frame and it eventually cracked too on...
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    21 World Tour teams. Top 18 (based on riders'...

    21 World Tour teams. Top 18 (based on riders' world tour points value, as LB Gary alluded to) get automatic invites/obligations to TdF. The ASO (TdF owners) get to pick 3 wild card teams of their own...
  22. Thread: Using Strava

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    How to export your ride data from MapMyRide to...

    How to export your ride data from MapMyRide to Strava | ScarletFire Cycling

    or a video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5NMiqO3Qfg

    re: Sync HR watch? No, it doesn't look like it.

    And...
  23. Here's the ride...

    Here's the ride from a friend. He started in his neighborhood, but the ride itself starts in front of the Sport Chalet in Porter Ranch.
  24. There's a group ride Wednesday nights, leaves the...

    There's a group ride Wednesday nights, leaves the Sport Chalet in Porter Ranch, at 5:30 I believe. Rides out to Simi Valley and back. Can be a fast-ish pace by some in the group.
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    You only ever "get increased speed" by going...

    You only ever "get increased speed" by going faster. Whether you do that by pushing a big gear faster, or by spinning a smaller gear really faster or any combination thereof (those are really the...
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