Go Back  Bike Forums > The Racer's Forum > "The 33"-Road Bike Racing
Reload this Page >

This bike racing stuff is for wussy

Notices
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

This bike racing stuff is for wussy

Old 06-01-09, 07:12 PM
  #1  
schnabler1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 711
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This bike racing stuff is for wussy

Yup.

But to play on more of an earnest pitch: how many are there of you who of you made it to Cat 2 without a coach, and didn't die a miserable death?
schnabler1 is offline  
Old 06-01-09, 10:09 PM
  #2  
waterrockets 
Making a kilometer blurry
 
waterrockets's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Austin (near TX)
Posts: 26,124

Bikes: rkwaki's porn collection

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Me.
waterrockets is offline  
Old 06-01-09, 11:29 PM
  #3  
jrennie
Race to train
 
jrennie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: suffering on the back
Posts: 3,115
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
me too
jrennie is offline  
Old 06-02-09, 12:08 AM
  #4  
Homebrew01
Super Moderator
 
Homebrew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Posts: 21,202

Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 863 Post(s)
Liked 85 Times in 70 Posts
It was easy when I was 22. Don't think I'll get back there now.

Edit: On second thought, if I had the time to race more and with an eye towards races that would get me points (wheel sucking in crits ), I might be able to do it again. The few races I do tend to be whatever category is earliest in the day, and I don't think M40+ count towards upgrade (?)
__________________
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike.

FYI: http://www.bikeforums.net/forum-sugg...ad-please.html

Last edited by Homebrew01; 06-02-09 at 04:39 AM.
Homebrew01 is online now  
Old 06-02-09, 02:19 AM
  #5  
botto 
.
 
botto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 40,369
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
It was easy when I was 22. Don't think I'll get back there now.
+1 (but make it 25).
botto is offline  
Old 06-02-09, 06:44 AM
  #6  
ridethecliche
Village Idiot
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bahstaaaaan
Posts: 20,273
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Oh wait.

I guess I don't have any excuses then, huh?

I'm 20, I have a coach now, I weigh like 150ish, and I still suck.

Awesome!
ridethecliche is offline  
Old 06-02-09, 06:47 AM
  #7  
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Posts: 90,446

Bikes: 2017 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict SL, 2018 Santa Cruz Blur CC MTB

Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1065 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
You are all slaves to your silly power meters and coaches you know. Crazy Road Nazi scum that you are.

Every last friggin one of you.
patentcad is offline  
Old 06-02-09, 06:49 AM
  #8  
substructure
RustyTainte
 
substructure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: 28012
Posts: 12,343

Bikes: zilch

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'll get there.
substructure is offline  
Old 06-02-09, 06:57 AM
  #9  
ridethecliche
Village Idiot
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bahstaaaaan
Posts: 20,273
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by substructure View Post
I'll get there.
I hope I will too haha. This is my first year training semi seriously, i.e. riding more than 4-5 hrs a week.
ridethecliche is offline  
Old 06-02-09, 06:58 AM
  #10  
PhillyRoadie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 123

Bikes: 2009 Giant TCR Advanced 1, 2008 Jamis Quest

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'm getting very close (I'm also 26)
PhillyRoadie is offline  
Old 06-02-09, 07:08 AM
  #11  
substructure
RustyTainte
 
substructure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: 28012
Posts: 12,343

Bikes: zilch

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by substructure View Post
I'll get there.
Oh, and I'll be 40 in 8 months.
substructure is offline  
Old 06-02-09, 07:27 AM
  #12  
procrit
carbon is too light
 
procrit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 950

Bikes: Cannondale Road / Orbea TT

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Ask me this question after the fall and I'll tell you yes. No formal coaching.
procrit is offline  
Old 06-02-09, 07:37 AM
  #13  
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Posts: 90,446

Bikes: 2017 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict SL, 2018 Santa Cruz Blur CC MTB

Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1065 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by substructure View Post
Oh, and I'll be 40 in 8 months.
You're making me all dewey eyed and nostalgic for the days of my Youth.
patentcad is offline  
Old 06-02-09, 07:41 AM
  #14  
substructure
RustyTainte
 
substructure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: 28012
Posts: 12,343

Bikes: zilch

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
You're making me all dewey eyed and nostalgic for the days of my Youth.
Don't go rusting your chain with those tears.
substructure is offline  
Old 06-02-09, 07:50 AM
  #15  
timster
ɹǝʇsɯıʇ
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 840

Bikes: 2011 Focus Whistler // 2011 Cannondale CAAD10 // 2009 Scattante XRL TT // 1993 Cannondale R400

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hopefully I'll get to cat 2. Although technically I have a coach...
timster is offline  
Old 06-02-09, 07:59 AM
  #16  
lightbulb
More than 60 watts
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I will hopefully be there by next year at this time. My focus on TTs at this time of the year tends to hurt me points-wise, but you have to do what you love!
lightbulb is offline  
Old 06-02-09, 08:00 AM
  #17  
substructure
RustyTainte
 
substructure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: 28012
Posts: 12,343

Bikes: zilch

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
By the way. If I can do it, anyone can. I suck immensely.
substructure is offline  
Old 06-02-09, 08:10 AM
  #18  
timster
ɹǝʇsɯıʇ
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 840

Bikes: 2011 Focus Whistler // 2011 Cannondale CAAD10 // 2009 Scattante XRL TT // 1993 Cannondale R400

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by substructure View Post
By the way. If I can do it, anyone can. I suck immensely.
This will be my new motivation when suffering in a road race. Hope you don't mind.
timster is offline  
Old 06-02-09, 08:30 AM
  #19  
McTufferton
Senior Member
 
McTufferton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 853
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by substructure View Post
Oh, and I'll be 40 in 8 months.
Then there's hope for me yet... I turned 29 this year.

Wish I would have discovered this at 16.
McTufferton is offline  
Old 06-02-09, 08:32 AM
  #20  
substructure
RustyTainte
 
substructure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: 28012
Posts: 12,343

Bikes: zilch

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by timster View Post
This will be my new motivation when suffering in a road race. Hope you don't mind.
By all means. But I think Pcaddy has better ones.
substructure is offline  
Old 06-02-09, 10:24 AM
  #21  
Homebrew01
Super Moderator
 
Homebrew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Posts: 21,202

Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 863 Post(s)
Liked 85 Times in 70 Posts
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
You are all slaves to your silly power meters and coaches you know. Crazy Road Nazi scum that you are.

Every last friggin one of you.
Who's he referring to ?? Power meter ? Coach ?? I did it the old fashioned way. Nailed on my own cleats, built my own frames & wheels, glued on tires, rode hard until my legs were really sore, rested, repeat ..... It's these new guys like Pcad with all the gadgets getting all confused in the head !
__________________
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike.

FYI: http://www.bikeforums.net/forum-sugg...ad-please.html
Homebrew01 is online now  
Old 06-02-09, 10:26 AM
  #22  
Creakyknees
ride lots be safe
 
Creakyknees's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,223
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
me. but I was 17 and had the time to train like that.
Creakyknees is offline  
Old 06-02-09, 11:24 AM
  #23  
schnabler1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 711
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Most interesting. I'm thinking more and more that massive amounts of crit racing is where it's at.
schnabler1 is offline  
Old 06-02-09, 11:26 AM
  #24  
cmh
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,659
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 44 Post(s)
Liked 57 Times in 25 Posts
Me twice. At 17 and again at 40.
cmh is offline  
Old 06-02-09, 11:38 AM
  #25  
esammuli
Glimmers of form
 
esammuli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 1,542

Bikes: Cannondale SystemSix 3, Specialized Stumpjumper M4 Comp

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Didn't have a personal coach, but we did have a team coach in college who gave training plans and some tactical advice.
esammuli is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.