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06-14-19, 12:00 PM
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Posted By echappist

I raced in the ECCC back when I participated in...

I raced in the ECCC back when I participated in collegiate cycling as a grad student.

There's likely no tryout, as it's a club sport, not a varsity sport. In my mind, the culture is better for...
05-18-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,467
Posted By echappist

cyclinganomaly, thanks for taking the time to...

cyclinganomaly, thanks for taking the time to respond
04-30-19, 11:56 AM
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Views: 1,467
Posted By echappist

What's the ITT scene in Madison / Wisconsin like?...

What's the ITT scene in Madison / Wisconsin like? Will be relocating there for the next four years or so
For better or for worse, I'm done with road racing, though I do miss it... Also, is there a...
04-13-19, 12:43 PM
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Views: 165,677
Posted By echappist

best of wishes, topflightpro and big john

best of wishes, topflightpro and big john
04-09-19, 08:16 AM
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Posted By echappist

what do you do with the waste afterwards? ...

what do you do with the waste afterwards?

also, poor crock pot
02-21-19, 10:44 AM
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Posted By echappist

as i mentioned a few years back, don't get...

as i mentioned a few years back, don't get involved in that PhD

MS in material science would be fine, if there's tangible gain, but don't get involved in that PhD

fwiw, i scored way above...
02-21-19, 10:34 AM
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Posted By echappist

ah yes, old canard about irresponsible government...

ah yes, old canard about irresponsible government workers

i supposed we should all overlook the likes of Eddie Lampard, Kenneth Lay, and whatever private equity firm that decided this was a good...
02-18-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 18,979
Posted By echappist

Congrat TMonk, Upgrade time!

Congrat TMonk, Upgrade time!
02-18-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By echappist

i'd have to restrain my urge to punch Ira Glass...

i'd have to restrain my urge to punch Ira Glass before getting to act 3 though

lemme guess, the story is about the deal he made to win amateur Nats?
02-13-19, 10:30 AM
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Views: 18,979
Posted By echappist

well done, TMonk

well done, TMonk
02-03-19, 08:45 PM
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Posted By echappist

i know you are being rhetorical, but just to be...

i know you are being rhetorical, but just to be pedantic

most people drive in order to go to work; cycling is a hobby and a discretionary line item. The two are not the same.

not to mention...
02-03-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,184
Posted By echappist

i was doing a competitive ride this one time (the...

i was doing a competitive ride this one time (the ADHR Saturday afternoon ride, which is a well-organized ride). It was 3 laps of the Innsbruck course, with a throw down on the last climb (about...
02-03-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,747
Posted By echappist

what does it say when I reach the same conclusion...

what does it say when I reach the same conclusion as you, except i'm probably 15 years younger?
02-01-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,352
Posted By echappist

3t Aerotundo (out of production, plus there's the...

3t Aerotundo (out of production, plus there's the issue of 2cm extra reach)
Zipp Vuka Sprint classic bend (good luck trying to find one of these)

Excel has the Ritchey for $240. Considering that...
01-31-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,467
Posted By echappist

yep, pretty much this may take slightly...

yep, pretty much this

may take slightly longer than 2 months, but it won't be too long to reel back the gains

welcome back!
01-30-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,184
Posted By echappist

Very nice! I wish i were a tenth as talented as...

Very nice! I wish i were a tenth as talented as you, and if i were, i'd definitely play at my own reception ;)

I liked Round Midnight so much that it was my ring tone for quite a few years (too...
01-29-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,184
Posted By echappist

Thelonious, my man, congrats! Would you be...

Thelonious, my man, congrats! Would you be playing Round Midnight or Nellie's Crepuscule at the wedding?

Jest aside, def get into the smart trainer game. I rarely ride outdoors these days, and...
01-25-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,191
Posted By echappist

to be fair, there are quite a few more people who...

to be fair, there are quite a few more people who post more than I;

both sarals and Racer Ex post a fair bit, as does Hermes, Revchuk, and Bandera

bikeforums could certainly survive, but it...
01-24-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,191
Posted By echappist

even the 33 is not what it used to be there...

even the 33 is not what it used to be

there are some veterans left, but really not that many new members joining. in a way, it mirrors what's happening to USAC-sanctioned racing at large.

my...
01-07-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,795
Posted By echappist

i'm not sure ~10 years ago, the C & D fields...

i'm not sure

~10 years ago, the C & D fields each had two sub-fields, as a combined 80-90 field would be quite a bit at the cat 4/5 and cat 5 levels. B fields routinely had more then 50 riders,...
11-26-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,795
Posted By echappist

you actually missed my point. My point being,...

you actually missed my point. My point being, the finances of running a velodrome event is in no way comparable to the finances of running a road-race event (the topic of this thread). As velodrome...
11-26-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,795
Posted By echappist

oh yikes... in my case, it's my knee, and...

oh yikes...

in my case, it's my knee, and it's still not done. i'm now buying physio tape by the yards (~40, to be exact), b/c i've been doing anything i could to help the muscles fire...
11-26-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,795
Posted By echappist

got it; good luck with whatever path you choose. ...

got it; good luck with whatever path you choose.

fwiw, TT bike is finicky. Ben may or may not have mentioned how I injured myself by raising the saddle on my TT bike by 1 cm. I've been dealing...
11-26-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,795
Posted By echappist

does this mean you'll no longer do ITTs? who...

does this mean you'll no longer do ITTs?

who is the "you" to which you refer? promoters or cycling population in general?
and how exactly do you propose that the racing needs of everyone be met,...
11-16-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,286
Posted By echappist

nicely done. a few question/comment -how...

nicely done. a few question/comment

-how much effort (time and money) are you willing to put into this? I ask b/c this is one of those do it once/do it right type of things.
-What is free may...
11-15-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,148
Posted By echappist

if you get your set-up dialed, it's doable at...

if you get your set-up dialed, it's doable at ~300W, which I believe you are currently at. It's the next 1.5 mph that requires either significant reduction in CdA, significant increase in power,...
11-14-18, 05:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,148
Posted By echappist

if you put in the equipment investment, you...

if you put in the equipment investment, you should definitely be able to do at least 28mph, if not 30.

even someone as mediocre as I did ~28.5 on a 8-mile out-and-back course
11-01-18, 08:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,153
Posted By echappist

i think you flubbed your lines it's "I take...

i think you flubbed your lines

it's "I take the L, transfer to the 2, head to the gates/ New York life type trife the Roman Empire state"

https://youtu.be/YqYeTjeRJ84?t=200
10-29-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,951
Posted By echappist

Thing is, Dr. McKinnon believes that there are...

Thing is, Dr. McKinnon believes that there are sufficient evidence to have that discussion. For her, being allowed to compete by fiat from a governing agency is nice, but she really wants to argue...
10-24-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,951
Posted By echappist

just to play devil's advocate (and Heathpack...

just to play devil's advocate (and Heathpack knows my actual views on this), but could this be partially due to lack of quality in the competition? Dr. McKinnon is 36 (low end of her master's age...
10-20-18, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By echappist

congrats on the medal and setting a few PBs

congrats on the medal and setting a few PBs
10-20-18, 04:47 PM
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Views: 5,951
Posted By echappist

chapeau on calling on their bluff

chapeau on calling on their bluff
10-11-18, 10:59 AM
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Views: 4,672
Posted By echappist

MDcatV, come join me and others on Zwift! too...

MDcatV, come join me and others on Zwift! too bad your pack manuvering nous won't be rewarded in this stupid game, but it does make passing the time a lot easier on the trainer
09-28-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By echappist

+1 to both of these good points. I...

+1 to both of these


good points.

I did collegiates as a grad student, and the extra bit of disposable income helped with gear acquisition. I was in the ECCC, did 2010-2013, going from a...
09-25-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 642,413
Posted By echappist

i wish it were that easy to kill off 35-45...

i wish it were that easy to kill off 35-45 minutes warming up on the trainer (even with Zwift). I basically could do only two types of rides on my smart trainer: a) group rides where my attention is...
09-25-18, 08:38 AM
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Posted By echappist

one other thing to point out: assuming that was...

one other thing to point out: assuming that was the entire ride, you need a longer warm up. I prefer at least 15 minutes (used to do 30), progressively ramping from 50% to 100%. My most preferred...
09-24-18, 04:11 PM
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Posted By echappist

your concern is entirely mooted by the setting of...

your concern is entirely mooted by the setting of your workout. The title of your workout readsA/C broken, 90 in gym, no fan, too hot for this

I'd get the condition to: 70 F with 50% RH and at...
09-11-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By echappist

gotcha; thanks for the info

gotcha; thanks for the info
08-29-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By echappist

but on a more serious note, how many grams of...

but on a more serious note, how many grams of protein/amino acid could the body handle after a serious cycling workout? I'll go just a little bit over, but anything more would be a bit wasteful (and...
08-29-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By echappist

if anything, i'd add BCAA in lieu of glutamine...

if anything, i'd add BCAA in lieu of glutamine after hard workouts. hard defined as anything requiring me to spend a lot of time above threshold. back when i was racing, 16 fluid ounce of kefir ...
08-29-18, 12:01 PM
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Posted By echappist

what is it meant to be exempt? i may be one...

what is it meant to be exempt?

i may be one of the lucky ones, as i work 80-hr biweeks, with flexibility as to how many hours on each week and whether to spread out the hours to saturday

then...
08-28-18, 02:52 PM
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Views: 108,091
Posted By echappist

indeed! well desrved

indeed! well desrved
08-28-18, 10:43 AM
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Posted By echappist

are there training races in your area? I'd...

are there training races in your area? I'd imagine that RDU has enough population to support a series of such events. The reason i ask is that they would be more conducive to you learning and...
08-27-18, 10:20 AM
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Views: 165,677
Posted By echappist

where are you moving? within state or out of NC?...

where are you moving? within state or out of NC? good luck with the move either way


shouldn't your screen name be changed to OHCatII?

btw, watching any futbol lately? I'm hoping the game...
08-26-18, 07:48 PM
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Views: 690,301
Posted By echappist

very nice! though i'm not sure about the bear ...

very nice! though i'm not sure about the bear

one of these day's i'll make it out to Kurt's Ranch

in the mean time, it'll be endless repeats of tackling those switchback turns. I'm so bad...
08-26-18, 01:50 PM
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Views: 690,301
Posted By echappist

[/LEFT] out of curiosity, how often do you...

[/LEFT]
out of curiosity, how often do you encounter rooty or rocky sections on that trail? also, any switchback descents?

i seem to have dove off into the deep end with my MTB, as the trails...
08-24-18, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 642,413
Posted By echappist

this is why i went with the smart trainer with...

this is why i went with the smart trainer with the heaviest flywheel. I believe the flywheel itself is about 20 pounds on the Hammer, but it is really smooth

incidentally, I trained on Minoura...
08-23-18, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 642,413
Posted By echappist

What are the conditions indoor v outdoor ...

What are the conditions indoor v outdoor

insofar as physiology is concerned, optimal operating condition is 60-65F, with low relative humidity (say 50% or lower). Anything higher, your body will...
08-20-18, 11:33 AM
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Views: 372,834
Posted By echappist

figuratively, old folk's home;...

figuratively, old folk's home; (https://www.bikeforums.net/masters-racing-all-disciplines/)
mainly just haven't been riding much due to moving, school work (now done), and injury. Now may be moving...
08-20-18, 09:52 AM
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Views: 372,834
Posted By echappist

sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but those...

sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but those Brit TTs are massively aero assisted (by traffic from adjacent carriageway)

To do 30 mph at 300W would require CdA of 0.18. Highly doubtful you can...
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