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Old 06-26-17, 09:12 AM
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Old 06-26-17, 09:45 AM
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it's about having the fastest lap, shortest lap time, faster than the next guy/gal.
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Old 06-26-17, 01:11 PM
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Find a park and cyclocross in it. Ride off-cambers and practice turning on them.
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Old 06-26-17, 02:40 PM
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How's that bottom bracket feeling after last season?
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How old is too old for a tubular glue-job?
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Old 06-28-17, 11:59 AM
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Figure out which races you're gonna race now. Put them on a calendar.
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Old 07-10-17, 10:34 AM
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Forcing myself to do hard efforts more than six times is really tough you guys.
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Forcing myself to do hard efforts more than six times is really tough you guys.
No problem, just do 6 really hard efforts of 7-10 minutes each and you'll win!
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How's that bottom bracket feeling after last season?
not good, same with the front hub bearings. Time for an overhaul
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I just renewed my USAC license. I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious.
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How's that bottom bracket feeling after last season?
Replaced the bearings (BB30 system) earlier this year, we good

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Forcing myself to do hard efforts more than six times is really tough you guys.
My cure for this is Wednesday night group rides through the forest with some spirited efforts mixed in to keep me honest about my fitness.

And i'm gonna drag the trainer out of the basement soon... *sigh*
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not good, same with the front hub bearings. Time for an overhaul
Just noticed my rear hub is feeling pretty 'meh'.

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Replaced the bearings (BB30 system) earlier this year, we good
Got mine overhauled prior to my new SS build

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My cure for this is Wednesday night group rides through the forest with some spirited efforts mixed in to keep me honest about my fitness.

And i'm gonna drag the trainer out of the basement soon... *sigh*
True. Yeah, me too....
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Gearing up the practice to hopefully try racing for the first time this year. I've only died a few times so far.
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Gearing up the practice to hopefully try racing for the first time this year. I've only died a few times so far.
just do it. Racing is practice.
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just do it. Racing is practice.
Going to! Finally starting to feel comfortable and smooth. Knocked 1:10 off my best time at the local course once I settled on a better gearing (SS), a more appropriate tire and learned that the drops are your friends.
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Racing this weekend!!!! Yay!!
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Knocked 1:10 off my best time at the local course once I settled on a better gearing (SS), a more appropriate tire...
That's impressive...get TWO tires on there and you'll really be flying!
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Racing this weekend!!!! Yay!!
Lucky! I have to wait one more week...
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Racing this weekend!!!! Yay!!
woot!

my first race is next tuesday. it's supposed to be 100

i can't wait for real cross weather...
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Lucky! I have to wait one more week...
Saturday and Sunday no less!

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woot!

my first race is next tuesday. it's supposed to be 100

i can't wait for real cross weather...
For sure. Makes such a difference.
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Just practicing in the upper 80s yesterday was killing me.

@50voltphantom I'm about to switch to your gear ratio 39/19 from an 18. Hoping it speeds things up a bit on the really twisty home course.
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Just practicing in the upper 80s yesterday was killing me.

@50voltphantom I'm about to switch to your gear ratio 39/19 from an 18. Hoping it speeds things up a bit on the really twisty home course.
Yeah, 38/39 up front works well. I did all but one race using 38:19 last year and use the 39 for general riding during the week. Yeah, I know, one tooth, but 38:19 is soooo damn spinny if I'm on the street for any length of time, the 39 makes it bearable.
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Well...i just put cyclocross tires on my commuter, and criss-crossed the local park lawn and baseball diamond for 10 minutes. Didn't even fall down lol.

Guess I'm ready for my first race this coming sunday now
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