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    AzTallRider, WFT?!?!?! I saw someone write...

    AzTallRider, WFT?!?!?! I saw someone write something like, "Anything worth doing is worth doing in excess." ;) Please get well quickly and please stay safe.
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    No experience with carbon fiber FD adapter...

    No experience with carbon fiber FD adapter clamps. Been using the K-Edge adapter clamp for a few years and it works very well. Seems to distribute clamping forces on the seat tube more evenly than...
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    I know both of the Skilz guys. The short guy in...

    I know both of the Skilz guys. The short guy in front is arguably the best 60+ crit racer in SoCal. He beat Big M head-to-head in a field sprint earlier this year. The bigger Skilz guy behind AJ is...
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    Seeing a lot of names of people, whom I know,...

    Seeing a lot of names of people, whom I know, that are winning medals or getting on the podium at Masters Track Nationals. In fact, I subbed for one of them a couple of weeks ago in a 3 Km team...
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    sarals, you raced, you finished, you got a medal...

    sarals, you raced, you finished, you got a medal -- congratulations!

    revchuck, you were there at the end of a 3-event stage race. That counts a lot for your first full season of bike racing. BTW,...
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    AJ, Hermes, and Velo Diva: Ride fast in Seattle...

    AJ, Hermes, and Velo Diva: Ride fast in Seattle (or thereabouts)! :)
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    ^^^ Hmm... that's me sitting on the apron. Wonder...

    ^^^ Hmm... that's me sitting on the apron. Wonder why I was there?
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    Glad to hear that you are going for it. :) My...

    Glad to hear that you are going for it. :)

    My add, from my perspective, is that while I could be an "enthusiast" (not that there aren't enthusiasts who are much faster than I), racing gets me to a...
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    That guy is back. From what I heard, he didn't do...

    That guy is back. From what I heard, he didn't do anything obviously wrong. Primarily the danger of using clinchers vs tubulars on a steeply-banked velodrome. Roger was leading his group in the pole...
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    +1, except for tailwind sprints for me. ;) I...

    +1, except for tailwind sprints for me. ;)

    I have too many cassettes (that I have to keep clean :D). Since different varieties (Record, Chorus, etc) of Campagnolo 10-speed have different gear...
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    tetonrider, great job! How light did you manage...

    tetonrider, great job! How light did you manage to get your bike and what did you do that you wouldn't leave as-is for "normal" racing?
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    I heard the guy who crashed inside of and just...

    I heard the guy who crashed inside of and just ahead of me on Sunday was doing his first race of the year. Not sure what kind of and how much race experience he had.

    I'm sure it was best that I...
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    MDcatV, I've ridden in that part of NorCal but...

    MDcatV, I've ridden in that part of NorCal but never raced there. Reading your report, it sounds like you need to focus on your 7th stage. Also, I am still not used to having 60+ guys beat me on a...
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    That course killed me the last time I did it. :(...

    That course killed me the last time I did it. :( The prior version of the course was much more to my liking -- two long straights with 180 degree turns at each end. However, I will be there tomorrow...
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    Had a reasonably good day at work after a...

    Had a reasonably good day at work after a somewhat tough week at work and continuing dramas with my eldest. On top of that we discovered we have a family of raccoons living in a spa that we have that...
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    Hi, Lothar C...

    Hi, Lothar C posted videos from both races that I did this past Sunday in Carson, CA. Here is the 50+/55+ race (race together, scored separately):


    http://youtu.be/cXRN5P4iMS0

    I finally make...
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    IBOHUNT, nice work. Sounds like a tough course...

    IBOHUNT, nice work. Sounds like a tough course and you beat a bunch of kids.

    MDcatV, you do what you can and you take what you can get. Good job hanging in there despite the cramps.
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    Hi, seen a few of those in SoCal. Cool bike!

    Hi, seen a few of those in SoCal. Cool bike!
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    "Raced" the Sherman Pass Road Race this past...

    "Raced" the Sherman Pass Road Race this past Saturday. 53 miles, 8,700 ft of climbing (advertised), 9,400 ft of climbing (measured). I finished. Breathing became a higher priority than pedaling when...
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    Close but not quite. I have a negative ion...

    Close but not quite. I have a negative ion generator in my chain stay that creates a negatively charged field around my drivetrain to repel dirt.

    If I told all of you what I really do, you'd make...
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    valygrl, you are a racing animal this year. Love...

    valygrl, you are a racing animal this year. Love how you're doing a little bit of everything and having fun and success doing it.
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    Hi, I am OCD about my drivetrain but I don't keep...

    Hi, I am OCD about my drivetrain but I don't keep a log. ;) When it looks dirty I clean it -- compulsively. I wipe it down a couple of times per week with a dry rag. I probably lube the chain every...
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    Real bike racers like Cindy Whitehead...

    Real bike racers like Cindy Whitehead win 50 mile mountain bike races with 7,500 feet of climbing without a saddle.
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    shovelhd, bad luck with injuries. :( Get well and...

    shovelhd, bad luck with injuries. :( Get well and stay upright next season. (I know that bad moves by others can make that difficult.)

    sarals, sometimes we learn things the hard way and that's OK...
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