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  1. I'd argue the USA being uncompetitive in track is...

    I'd argue the USA being uncompetitive in track is more an issue of access. There are something like ten Velodromes in the Netherlands, and 25ish in the USA. The Netherlands is the size of what, new...
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    I'd drive the five hours up there in a heartbeat...

    I'd drive the five hours up there in a heartbeat for a weekend of racing, so there may be more people than you expect.
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    First races of the season. Small field, missing...

    First races of the season. Small field, missing some people due to a stage race, but:...
  4. Thread: Training Status

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    123 guys racing much more aggressively thank 3's...

    123 guys racing much more aggressively thank 3's and 4s seems pretty typical for road races, crits, and track to me. I think it's influenced a lot by fear of being dropped/having confidence in your...
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    I'll be racing cleveland track nearly every week,...

    I'll be racing cleveland track nearly every week, so that's very likely. Indy I'd say I'm 70/30 going to do.
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    What's the date(s)?

    What's the date(s)?
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    Essentially breaks down to whether you believe...

    Essentially breaks down to whether you believe you should base your training off scientific studies or off the model of what the most successful cyclists have done.

    Clearly it's not that simple,...
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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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  13. 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...
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    Head tube angle is part of the entire geometry,...

    Head tube angle is part of the entire geometry, you can't just break it out on its own and conclude much.

    I'm perplexed as to why you care so much about seat tube length, you should be sizing...
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    Why carbon? The difference in performance between...

    Why carbon? The difference in performance between carbon and aluminum is smaller than the performance difference from better engineering...
  18. I don't understand why anyone would complain...

    I don't understand why anyone would complain about women being on a training ride. I mean, if the pace was too high/too low for what the ride was promoted as because of people I'd probably be grumpy...
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    Off topic, but does anybody else think it looks...

    Off topic, but does anybody else think it looks completely ridiculous when they photoshop out the entire steerer tube in frameset pics?
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    I'm too lazy to read the methodology, but when...

    I'm too lazy to read the methodology, but when they run flying 200 heats at indoor velodromes you can measure a significant wind alongside the track that increases for the first several riders if you...
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    Cheap rentals in one of the local parks. It's...

    Cheap rentals in one of the local parks. It's almost not worth buying them though because there are so few days when there's enough snow to ski. We tend to have warm days melt too much of it, friggin...
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    They want to use the wheels for track too?

    They want to use the wheels for track too?
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    My team's going to be on verge this year, so this...

    My team's going to be on verge this year, so this is concerning for me. What didn't you like about them, fit?

    Related, has anyone ever gotten a skinsuit modified to fit them better?
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    I've heard the chamois changed and the quality...

    I've heard the chamois changed and the quality went way up in the past few years.
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    Rumor has it the castelli and assos stuff is...

    Rumor has it the castelli and assos stuff is fast. $$$ though.
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