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    Thanks for all the supportive comments etc. ...

    Thanks for all the supportive comments etc.



    I hear you. Ironically a NY promoter, not AVD, contacted me in sympathy and said that he's been looking for a venue in NYC area for years and simply...
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    Officially declared the end of the Bethel Spring...

    Officially declared the end of the Bethel Spring Series.
    2014 ? End of an Era, Call for Help*|*Bethel Spring Series

    Negotiating with New Britain on two weeks, the absolute max number of weeks...
  3. I think they will lower the number sooner than...

    I think they will lower the number sooner than later. The weight rule was originally introduced for safety's sake.

    The number is based on building a frame out of steel, in the mid 90s, to keep...
  4. I fractured my pelvis in two spots in a crash. In...

    I fractured my pelvis in two spots in a crash. In my instance the fractures were caused by someone hitting my leg and moving it beyond my regular range of motion. The excess movement cracked the...
  5. Power FTP is "functional threshold power"...

    Power

    FTP is "functional threshold power" which is the power a rider can sustain for an hour. It's mainly theoretical since it's so tough to go 100% of your ability for an hour. It would be your...
  6. The bits in bold caught my eye. Riders tend to...

    The bits in bold caught my eye.

    Riders tend to be in better shape at the end of the season. They also have a season of fitness in their legs, a season of experience, etc. This means that, for the...
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    ^ um wow.

    ^ um wow.
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    When I was young one of my first official jobs...

    When I was young one of my first official jobs was, per normal, hourly with overtime, weekend, etc. I volunteered for a Christmas Eve assignment since I was single, my family was 12 or something time...
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    Understood. One thing that I think about is my...

    Understood.

    One thing that I think about is my 2009 crash. Okay, it cost me a bunch of money that I'm sorely missing right now, but other than that and the actual physical pain and inconvenience...
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    I find that if I wake up early regularly my body...

    I find that if I wake up early regularly my body is warmer earlier. Recently I've been waking up at 5-5:30 and I'm fine at 6 AM. On the other hand if I wake up at, say, 8 AM regularly, then 6 AM I'm...
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    Hope it worked out okay for you.

    Hope it worked out okay for you.
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    I need to post about this in the blog. I can...

    I need to post about this in the blog. I can trigger a light with a non-ferrous frame every time. Well as long as the light is working I guess. I stop, unclip the right foot, and sort of drop the...
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    Thankfully no. Someone I know had (grand)child...

    Thankfully no. Someone I know had (grand)child that had some kind of respiratory things. They could see the child's throat pull in when he tried to breathe in. Junior got a couple chest x-rays and...
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    Ebola thoughts. An interesting article in the...

    Ebola thoughts. An interesting article in the Slate here. Basically the main bit is that Ebola spreads through close contact (duh, at least for us it's a "duh"). We know what we have to do by the...
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    Good on you. The UK sprinter guy (memory...

    Good on you.

    The UK sprinter guy (memory failing me, he's the sprinter guy of the last 10 years or so) rode up to someone and said something to that effect.

    The Missus got cut off by 8 or so...
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    I used to have a lot of industry contacts. I...

    I used to have a lot of industry contacts. I ordered a lot of stuff wholesale. I tried to pay full price from the LBSs because I know where they're coming from and for me to save 10% or whatever...
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    Consider this an introduction. Heh.

    Consider this an introduction. Heh.
  18. Someone I've worked with, former Cat 1 racer, had...

    Someone I've worked with, former Cat 1 racer, had something similar happen to him. He now rides a flat bar bike.

    As mentioned above you don't need much - bars, stem, brake levers, and compatible...
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    The only thing is that you'll have more chain...

    The only thing is that you'll have more chain bounce when in the small ring and smaller cogs.

    The upper pulley location/position determines shifting accuracy/responsiveness as well as the max cog...
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    I added the "you need" for clarity but basically...

    I added the "you need" for clarity but basically WR has it. Try both sides. What's probably more important is how far up you can stay in the field and how wide will the field be (2-3 wide or 10-12...
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    When you have a field of 7 riders you have...

    When you have a field of 7 riders you have virtually no shelter. To race with the others you need to be about the same strength as them. If you don't have it then you don't have it. For example for...
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    At first I was bummed that I'd miss this weekend...

    At first I was bummed that I'd miss this weekend of racing. However after looking at pictures etc on Facebook I'm sort of glad. If I were single etc it would have been fun (relating to that post I...
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    Wow. I dated someone for a couple years, I...

    Wow.

    I dated someone for a couple years, I learned only after we started dating that she'd previously dated a teammate (a few years prior). I asked him if he had a problem with it because I didn't...
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    Long answer short: 1 - Buy the 60s. 2 - 50g...

    Long answer short:
    1 - Buy the 60s.
    2 - 50g won't make a difference.
    3 - Eventually you can get a shallower front wheel (38?) or a taller rear (do they offer an 80 or 90?). I'd tend toward the...
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    As mentioned before the thread has run its...

    As mentioned before the thread has run its course. Locking.
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