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    To finish back where you started, that's 3.8% up...

    To finish back where you started, that's 3.8% up and 3.8% down. So a 20 mile loop have 10 miles of climbing at 3.8%. Or some flat roads to get to a 5 mile, 7% climb. Or a couple of climbs with some...
  2. Thread: Richmond 2015

    by Leinster
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    In these days when it seems like anything less...

    In these days when it seems like anything less than 7-8% gradient for less than 5km really doesn't split the bunch in any meaningful way, it sometimes needs something else to make those gaps. Cobbles...
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    No biological passport in Lance's day. But...

    No biological passport in Lance's day.

    But yes, absence of proof is not proof of absence. And 3 positive teammates is a lot of smoke for there to be no fire.
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    He did win the Vuelta with Liquigas, and finished...

    He did win the Vuelta with Liquigas, and finished 3rd in the Tour behind Wiggins and Froome in 2012, so it's not as if Vino turned him from a nobody into a star. I think moving on now would be a good...
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    I can just see his notes on Walnut Creek now;...

    I can just see his notes on Walnut Creek now; "This tract of suburban housing that they're passing through was built way back in 1974. You can see a marked difference in style between it and this...
  6. I have a good job and no kids, but I'd be in a...

    I have a good job and no kids, but I'd be in a lot of trouble at home if I spent $4000 for a bike. "But honey, it gets me under the UCI weight limit!" wouldn't fly as an excuse either.
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    http://www.bogear.com.au/blog/wp-content/uploads/2...

    http://www.bogear.com.au/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Jersey.jpg
  8. So flag the thread and ask the mods to move it to...

    So flag the thread and ask the mods to move it to Pro, then.

    I'd say most of the #41 can't afford to get under the weight limit.
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    100' elevation gain for 5280' distance is 1.9%,...

    100' elevation gain for 5280' distance is 1.9%, but yes, you're figuring on a loop, and factoring in some flat roads to get where you're going. I had a day in the Pyrenees where we drove to the foot...
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    It wasn't a UCI focus on dope that caused...

    It wasn't a UCI focus on dope that caused Festina. It was the gendarmes finding out that there were thousands upon millions of Francs worth of illegally obtained prescription drugs being transported...
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    I've bought from eBay, Amazon, and a bunch of...

    I've bought from eBay, Amazon, and a bunch of other US vendors, and got parts in yard sales and out of the Lbs parts bin. If it's urgent enough, price doesn't matter. If price is important, I don't...
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    You did very well to spot the sarcasm. I can't...

    You did very well to spot the sarcasm.

    I can't agree on the rest. The attitude in the 80s (and 70s, and 60s, etc) to drugs is what led to Festina and Lance, and Tom Simpson getting a statue on the...
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    I have about a half dozen different roads that...

    I have about a half dozen different roads that reach between 1200 and 2000 feet of climbing within 20 miles of my front door. Gotta go a good 50ish miles to get to a 3000' peak.
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    Thanks. As it happens, I found a Profile on the...

    Thanks. As it happens, I found a Profile on the Bay that came in comfortably under my limit.
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    Without reading the article itself, I'd hope...

    Without reading the article itself, I'd hope you're not confusing the "let them race" attitude with the "let them take what they want" attitude. The former is much more common than the latter; it's...
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    Well again, it's the Tour Of California, not the...

    Well again, it's the Tour Of California, not the Tour Of The Pretty Bits Of California. Besides which, a lot of people I know like that wine/bike tour up that way, so it possibly can't be as bad as...
  17. Thread: Pedal Float

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    Ah. It's been at least 10 years since I had Arc...

    Ah. It's been at least 10 years since I had Arc pedals,and the pedals temselves would have been a good 10 years old at the time, so please forgive me if I missed some innovations in between.
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    Meh. Le Tour doesn't include Alpe D'Huez every...

    Meh. Le Tour doesn't include Alpe D'Huez every year. It's a big state and they have a lot of roads to cover.

    I just can't see the point of going up to Big Bear for a TT. If you're going up the...
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    Eh? Which European fans have told you that? I'm...

    Eh? Which European fans have told you that? I'm European and I wanted drugs out of cycling before it was cool.
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    That didn't look like doping, so much as just a...

    That didn't look like doping, so much as just a supreme display of handling and following the right wheels. You could tell from early in the stage that Boom had some of the better legs on the day, so...
  21. Thread: Pedal Float

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    My understanding of these things; The cleat on...

    My understanding of these things;

    The cleat on Look pedals is what determines float, so your red cleat gets you 9deg float, and that's it. The adjustment that can be done on the pedal affects the...
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    The chainbreaker on the Crank Bros I've found is...

    The chainbreaker on the Crank Bros I've found is actually better than my toolkit chainbreaker, so I usually use the multi-tool instead when doing chain work at home.
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    http://semi-rad.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/cra...

    http://semi-rad.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/crank-brothers-m17.jpg
    Crank Bros M17.

    No tire levers, and the chain tool works on my 10spd, but I don't know if it'll work on 11. Why don't you...
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    Big of a difference there. The Hour Record rules...

    Big of a difference there. The Hour Record rules problem came about because there were a million and one different aero/non-aero/slightly-aero/Superman-aero positions, and there was a whole issue of...
  25. Wait, was that before or after the crop-dusting?

    Wait, was that before or after the crop-dusting?
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