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03-03-08, 08:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,224
Posted By elgalad

zero I've quit racing to focus on my music.

zero

I've quit racing to focus on my music.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-08, 12:07 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,378
Posted By elgalad

Well DVD was the precursor to Blu-Ray. Did DVD...

Well DVD was the precursor to Blu-Ray. Did DVD get it wrong? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-08, 09:59 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,378
Posted By elgalad

The bionic ear, electric drills, the HPV vaccine,...

The bionic ear, electric drills, the HPV vaccine, railway crossings, feature-length films, and most importantly: the esky ;)

BTW, Russell Crowe can't act for sh.t
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-08, 07:16 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,378
Posted By elgalad

Ahh, the arrogance of the upper middle class...

Ahh, the arrogance of the upper middle class seppo. It makes me laugh it does :p

PCad, you're too farking easy ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-08, 09:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 646
Posted By elgalad

Whoops, here in oz a physio is a physiothe******...

Whoops, here in oz a physio is a physiothe****** - I guess this is the equivalent of a physical the****** in the US?

My physio was able to diagnose my strength imbalance in about 10 minutes using...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-08, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 646
Posted By elgalad

Don't you think he'd be better off going to a...

Don't you think he'd be better off going to a physio as a point of first contact, in case whatever's wrong is easily and cheaply fixed, rather than going straight for an MRI that may or may not...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-08, 07:50 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,378
Posted By elgalad

http://images.usatoday.com/weather/_photos/2006/09...

http://images.usatoday.com/weather/_photos/2006/09/20/a02acdcmuscover.jpg

'nuff said
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-08, 05:24 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,378
Posted By elgalad

Americans don't have any problems with...

Americans don't have any problems with illiteracy. In fact, it's one of the few things your country excels at :p
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-08, 05:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,571
Posted By elgalad

I'm quite partial to calling strong riders...

I'm quite partial to calling strong riders machines, thus:

"Dude, 500W? You're an absolute machine!"
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-08, 05:15 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-08, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 646
Posted By elgalad

Yep, identical problem. My exercises were...

Yep, identical problem. My exercises were slightly different but achieved the same purpose - working the medial quads. I was told to lie on my right side (my right knee was the problem), with my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-08, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 646
Posted By elgalad

THIS, 100% THIS I was experiencing pain in...

THIS, 100% THIS

I was experiencing pain in one of my knees, and the GP told me to stop riding and see if it cleared up. I told him to fark that.

Went to see the physio - he got me to do a...
02-26-08, 06:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,309
Posted By elgalad

My first race was a 72km RR on a course with lots...

My first race was a 72km RR on a course with lots of rollers and a few sprinters hills. Got into four or five breaks, because I hadn't learned anything about conserving energy, and ended up...
02-26-08, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,182
Posted By elgalad

I race on a Scott Speedster frame. It's...

I race on a Scott Speedster frame. It's reasonably light for alloy, plenty stiff, and can be had pretty cheap. It does have a pretty harsh ride quality to it though.
02-26-08, 05:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,776
Posted By elgalad

I'm including tutorial and lab time under...

I'm including tutorial and lab time under lectures for simplicity ;)

My younger brother is studying economics and he has a total of 12 hours on campus per week and 4 assignments per semester. He...
02-26-08, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,333
Posted By elgalad

Cost - I spent three months buying parts here and...

Cost - I spent three months buying parts here and there at the best prices I could find.
02-26-08, 04:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,776
Posted By elgalad

+1 My college life consisted of 35-40 hours...

+1

My college life consisted of 35-40 hours of lectures per week, part time employment, and additional time spent working on 2-3 assignments per week. I kept up my guitar playing during the 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-08, 06:40 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,760
Posted By elgalad

I'm truly sorry for the members of his family who...

I'm truly sorry for the members of his family who have lost a loved one.

However, I'm amazed at the cultural stereotyping that leads otherwise rational people to assume that because he held an...
02-25-08, 09:38 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,582
Posted By elgalad

3 years ago. I'm not saying that I want to...

3 years ago.

I'm not saying that I want to die in a bicycle race, but if it works out that way, then at least I'll go out doing something I love.
02-25-08, 09:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,582
Posted By elgalad

So you'd rather die doing something you hate?

So you'd rather die doing something you hate?
02-25-08, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By elgalad

I'm on a 54 road bike and a 52 TT bike, with a...

I'm on a 54 road bike and a 52 TT bike, with a shorter stem on the TT bike (go figure).

FWIW, I'm 5'10".
02-25-08, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 3,566,870
Posted By elgalad

Doesn't really take a lot of brains to suck wheel...

Doesn't really take a lot of brains to suck wheel for 2 hours, then sprint around someone for the win. Sprinters don't get a lot of respect from me.
02-25-08, 07:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,582
Posted By elgalad

If I die whilst racing my bike, then I'll die...

If I die whilst racing my bike, then I'll die happy.
02-24-08, 11:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,582
Posted By elgalad

That's a nice strong wheel there :rolleyes:

That's a nice strong wheel there :rolleyes:
02-24-08, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By elgalad

Bullshi!t. Anything below Pro/Cat 1 you...

Bullshi!t. Anything below Pro/Cat 1 you absolutely do NOT need aero wheels. I smoke guys on aero wheels all the time - they really don't give much if any advantage in stacked crits, where you'll be...
02-21-08, 08:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,159
Posted By elgalad

Just another day at the office for the LAPD...

Just another day at the office for the LAPD Bicycle Cops recruitment team.
02-21-08, 08:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,159
Posted By elgalad

I told you to get us closer to him Mike! I can't...

I told you to get us closer to him Mike! I can't reach, and his ass looks so firm.
02-18-08, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By elgalad

P..P..Position?

Ok, so I've been playing around with my position on the TT bike, trying to get the best tradeoff between power and aerodynamics, and I want to try out the 'Praying Landis' position, but I'm not 100%...
02-18-08, 10:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,300
Posted By elgalad

Given the amount of riding you do, I'd be...

Given the amount of riding you do, I'd be surprised if you lost anything from a week off. Even given that you're out with the flu, I seriously doubt it will take more than a week of solid training...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-08, 10:00 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-08, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By elgalad

Uhm, if it works reliably and shifts gears...

Uhm, if it works reliably and shifts gears smoothly and consistently what more do you need?

A fancy pair of carbon flippy-switches isn't going to make you any faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-08, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,158
Posted By elgalad

I've done a similar thing on my TT bike by trying...

I've done a similar thing on my TT bike by trying to leverage the bars with my wrist cocked - maybe that's what happened here? If so, that's good, because I was back on the bike the next day ;)
02-17-08, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By elgalad

"You've got to get angry son!" - Patches...

"You've got to get angry son!" - Patches O'Hoolihan

I find anger works the best for me. If I've got to do anything above threshold, I try to focus on something that's happened recently that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-08, 12:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,969
Posted By elgalad

I don't think it's really worth it. I'm 140lbs,...

I don't think it's really worth it. I'm 140lbs, and I'm hesitant to ride anything less than 18/24, both for stiffness and sturdiness.
02-16-08, 12:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,296
Posted By elgalad

I've also heard reports of bacteria that can...

I've also heard reports of bacteria that can metabolise certain detergents for energy, although I can't confirm their accuracy.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-08, 09:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,082
Posted By elgalad

But what if I have SRAM Red, and I take a p!ss...

But what if I have SRAM Red, and I take a p!ss before I ride?
Forum: Foo
02-14-08, 08:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 890
Posted By elgalad

Australian movies are cr@p. I mean, they're just...

Australian movies are cr@p. I mean, they're just the worst ***** ever to appear on a cinema screen anywhere. Farking terrible.

I say this as an Australian, they're god awful abominations that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-08, 06:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,581
Posted By elgalad

Excellent post. There is NOTHING more enjoyable...

Excellent post. There is NOTHING more enjoyable than seeing the rewards of your hard work - by seeing yourself getting faster over time. No amount of blingy bike schwag can even compare.

I ride...
02-14-08, 02:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,033
Posted By elgalad

I'll have you know that having my knuckles...

I'll have you know that having my knuckles scraping on the road has shaved 23g off my fingers.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-08, 10:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,082
Posted By elgalad

Physician heal thyself. I'm nominating you...

Physician heal thyself.

I'm nominating you for "Most Annoying BF Prick 2007/08"

You only ever post to ***** and moan, so why don't you take it somewhere else, eh?
02-13-08, 10:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By elgalad

Contador, Levi, etc. knew of Astana's past before...

Contador, Levi, etc. knew of Astana's past before they signed on the dotted line. No-one is going to convince me that they really believed there wouldn't be repercussions for what happened at last...
02-13-08, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By elgalad

Good, I'm glad to hear it. It may make the...

Good, I'm glad to hear it.

It may make the Tour a little less interesting without Contador, but the sport has to be cleaned up. The dopers have been given to much rope already, with lenient...
02-13-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,033
Posted By elgalad

Don't forget that different people are shaped...

Don't forget that different people are shaped differently. I'm running 5" of drop on my bike, which is just enough to get my back flat.
Forum: Foo
02-13-08, 09:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 890
Posted By elgalad

Oh come on! The Incredibles??!1?!!?11?! ...

Oh come on! The Incredibles??!1?!!?11?!

Jesus wept. I mean, I know it comes down to personal preference, but THE INCREDIBLES?

Besides, this is supposed to be a thread discussing how awesome...
02-13-08, 04:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,599
Posted By elgalad

I'm sorry, I forgot that the rest of the world...

I'm sorry, I forgot that the rest of the world has to tow the American line. You are the leaders of the free world after all :rolleyes:
Forum: Foo
02-13-08, 03:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 806
Posted By elgalad

Ok, I've set up a script to automatically post as...

Ok, I've set up a script to automatically post as soon as the post count reaches 122.
Forum: Foo
02-13-08, 12:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,944
Posted By elgalad

true that

true that
Forum: Foo
02-13-08, 12:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 890
Posted By elgalad

A big +1 for you :D I love that film, and...

A big +1 for you :D

I love that film, and the sequel is every bit as good.
02-13-08, 12:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By elgalad

Looking at that picture, it's amazing how...

Looking at that picture, it's amazing how relatively small changes in hand and arm position can make a big difference in frontal area :eek:
02-12-08, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By elgalad

Mine don't touch, but I have my bars set up so...

Mine don't touch, but I have my bars set up so that my elbows lie directly in front of my knees, which means the tips are a little further apart.

I tend to use a more overhand grip on the ends of...
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