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05-11-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,671
Posted By challaday

I haven't logged into BF for a long, long time....

I haven't logged into BF for a long, long time. Given the test of time, this response is hilarious.
Forum: Foo
06-28-10, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By challaday

Oh, yes the lunch line at the homeless shelter. ...

Oh, yes the lunch line at the homeless shelter. I'm sure you get your free lunch often.
Forum: Foo
06-28-10, 01:38 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,270
Posted By challaday

I love actual camping: you know, out in the...

I love actual camping: you know, out in the wilds, away from other people. Pitching a tent in an empty lot with 1,000 of your fellow cyclists isn't really camping, and I would choose the hotel.
Forum: Foo
06-28-10, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By challaday

First hand experience?

First hand experience?
Forum: Foo
06-28-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By challaday

I have grad degrees in Economics. I have mainly...

I have grad degrees in Economics. I have mainly worked in the public sector, and generally been really more in Finance than Econ per se. My statistical skills are my most used attributes. Other...
Forum: Foo
06-24-10, 06:55 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 14,125
Posted By challaday

Seriously, why in the world are there religious...

Seriously, why in the world are there religious wars over the brand of phone or computer people use? Of all the useless things to argue over, that might be the top of the list. Can't we go back to...
Forum: Foo
06-22-10, 07:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 982
Posted By challaday

How could you not? :thumb:

How could you not? :thumb:
Forum: Foo
06-22-10, 07:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 982
Posted By challaday

I have pretty fond memories of drive-ins from...

I have pretty fond memories of drive-ins from when I was a kid in the Tacoma area. There were a bunch of them. Star-Lite, Fife, AutoVue, 112th St, etc.

There are still a few of them in the area:...
Forum: Foo
06-21-10, 07:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 910
Posted By challaday

Didn't attend my 10-year because I was on the...

Didn't attend my 10-year because I was on the other side of the country, but I did attend my 20-year. I personally had a lot of fun seeing people I had not seen in many years.

I went with an open...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-10, 06:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,267
Posted By challaday

Quick update on Haleakala. I did the climb on...

Quick update on Haleakala. I did the climb on May 6, starting at Lower Paia Beach and ending up at the observation deck. Took 5 hours to go up, about an hour down. My Garmin says 10,087 feet total...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-10, 12:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,047
Posted By challaday

But F1 cars use extremely high profile tires, so...

But F1 cars use extremely high profile tires, so the actual rotating dimension is still fairly high.

I can't remember the source, but I remember reading that the requirement for such a small...
04-26-10, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,913
Posted By challaday

I raced Vance Creek yesterday too. I did the Cat...

I raced Vance Creek yesterday too. I did the Cat 5 race, where there was a crash on the 2nd lap, going up the Fuller Hill with about 1K to go to the finish. I am not 100% because I went down on a...
04-16-10, 06:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,988
Posted By challaday

Another vote for the Vittoria Corsas here. They...

Another vote for the Vittoria Corsas here. They have good "road feel" and handling, and have been pretty bullet proof for me.
04-12-10, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,913
Posted By challaday

I was there too. Decided to race in the Cat5 pack...

I was there too. Decided to race in the Cat5 pack (I'm still there, although I may have more starts than any cat 5 in history) and help out a couple of team mates racing in their first race.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-10, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By challaday

Record is tasty stuff. I have Record on my race...

Record is tasty stuff. I have Record on my race bike, Campy Centaur on the rain bike. Of the modern integrated shifting systems, I've owned bikes with Dura-Ace, Record, and Centaur. I've raced with...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-10, 04:50 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-10, 08:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,871
Posted By challaday

I was told that the primary difference is the...

I was told that the primary difference is the shape of the head that they're fitting. The Bells are round and the Giros are oval, or vice versa, I can't remember specifically.
04-04-10, 02:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,128
Posted By challaday

^^^ I've really been tempted, but just haven't...

^^^ I've really been tempted, but just haven't pulled the trigger on an SMP. My brain knows that there's probably nothing wrong with the "beak" but my heart tells me that my behind isn't going to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-10, 02:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,871
Posted By challaday

As long as the helmet is CPSC certified, it meets...

As long as the helmet is CPSC certified, it meets a certain baseline safety standard. After that it's about fit, comfort, and yes, looks. Giro helmets happen to fit my head the best. I've had two...
04-04-10, 07:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,128
Posted By challaday

Yes, do it all the time for big efforts. I use a...

Yes, do it all the time for big efforts. I use a San Marco ASPide.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-10, 06:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,158
Posted By challaday

Yes, I've seen that kind of thing a lot in race...

Yes, I've seen that kind of thing a lot in race pictures. In this particular case, he was also one of the ones pretty badly hurt. Most of this happened so quickly that there wasn't much that anyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-10, 05:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,158
Posted By challaday

144554 Here's a picture of my latest clipless...

144554
Here's a picture of my latest clipless pedal incident. As you can see, the pedals continue to hold on tenaciously to my shoe and cleat despite the awkward angle of the bike.
04-02-10, 03:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,964
Posted By challaday

There's a WSBA (Washington USAC affiliate) racer...

There's a WSBA (Washington USAC affiliate) racer who makes number brackets and sells them:

http://northwestvelo.com/articles/14/nathan-s-race-plate-brackets-for-sale
04-02-10, 03:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,472
Posted By challaday

1. When you're 13 and everyone else is playing...

1. When you're 13 and everyone else is playing football and baseball and dating cheerleaders, keep going on your training rides and looking up to Phil Anderson, Eric Boyer and Alexi Grewal....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-10, 09:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,705
Posted By challaday

Got married to someone who didn't appreciate me...

Got married to someone who didn't appreciate me going for bike rides.
03-31-10, 12:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,016
Posted By challaday

I find all of the "which tire is best" threads to...

I find all of the "which tire is best" threads to be pretty much snake oil sales. I am guilty of this myself, since I definitely have a favorite clincher (Vittoria Open Corsa) and feel like I've had...
03-30-10, 03:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,145
Posted By challaday

I am not going to FF this weekend, and I'm out of...

I am not going to FF this weekend, and I'm out of Pacific Raceways tonight. I'll be back next Tuesday night and then Olympic View.

The part that irks me about the crash is that it really was...
03-30-10, 11:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,145
Posted By challaday

Man, I hope you're OK. Will you be out of...

Man, I hope you're OK. Will you be out of commission for a while?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-10, 10:44 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,657
Posted By challaday

Great writeup and great feat. I wonder what I...

Great writeup and great feat. I wonder what I could do to plan something like this around my birthday, which happens to be during Memorial Day weekend. 600 miles in 3 days? That would be fun!...
03-29-10, 11:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,145
Posted By challaday

Yes, I'm actually OK but with a lot of road rash...

Yes, I'm actually OK but with a lot of road rash and bruises. No broken bones, but I am rather stiff and sore.

In this pic, I'm #1248, upside down, airborne and flying.

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03-28-10, 08:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,145
Posted By challaday

I've got my own graph to show now. I was in the...

I've got my own graph to show now. I was in the Independence Valley Road Race Masters 4/5 race on 3/27/2010 and there was a major crash 100-50 meters from the finish.

You can see my sprint...
03-27-10, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,913
Posted By challaday

Independence Valley Road Race, Masters 4/5, AKA...

Independence Valley Road Race, Masters 4/5, AKA "Death Ride"

Someone soloed from the top of the first hill on lap 1. No one decided it was important to go get him. The pack only made a concerted...
03-26-10, 12:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,145
Posted By challaday

Matt, until I finally saw the scale for speed, I...

Matt, until I finally saw the scale for speed, I thought you were freakin' superman. 55mph sprints are pretty dang good...oh, wait, kph...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,140
Posted By challaday

I have a set of older (2003) Ksyrium SL SSC's...

I have a set of older (2003) Ksyrium SL SSC's that I've put thousands of miles on with no issues. Never had them trued, hubs still roll like they did new. For full disclosure, I weigh 145-150...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-10, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,393
Posted By challaday

Another positive impression of the Kurt Kinetic...

Another positive impression of the Kurt Kinetic here. I put quite a few hours on the trainer and it is always rock-solid and just works. Isn't that about the best endorsement you can give something?...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-10, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,122
Posted By challaday

There are lots of (relatively) inexpensive carbon...

There are lots of (relatively) inexpensive carbon wheels out there that have been received well by various members of BF. You can search for their opinions. Some of the names that come up a bit are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-10, 02:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,711
Posted By challaday

We shave our legs, wear leg warmers, have a...

We shave our legs, wear leg warmers, have a penchant for $300 shoes, obsess over calories, and wear lycra. We're not gay, we're frickin' women with big guads.
03-24-10, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,142
Posted By challaday

Isn't there some sort of medical insurance part...

Isn't there some sort of medical insurance part of the USAC license? I think it's not a great package and has something like a $5,000 deductible, but it is something.
03-22-10, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,913
Posted By challaday

Raced the Masters C/D race at Mason Lake on...

Raced the Masters C/D race at Mason Lake on Sunday. The last in the 3 race series, my teammate was #1 in overall points with a 1st and 2nd the previous two weeks. Last week, another team showed up...
Forum: Foo
03-18-10, 08:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,002
Posted By challaday

Good luck with everything, RubenX. I'm not too...

Good luck with everything, RubenX. I'm not too far ahead of you here. I separated last year after many discussions about bikes/time/money. No matter what I said, I couldn't ever convince the ex...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-10, 10:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,267
Posted By challaday

Renting through www.gocyclingmaui.com ...

Renting through www.gocyclingmaui.com

Bringing my own saddle/pedals/shoes though. My partner in crime will be riding her Bike Friday folder.

Looks like we're going to miss each other by one...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-10, 09:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,267
Posted By challaday

I'm 41 years old, in good enough shape to get a...

I'm 41 years old, in good enough shape to get a top 10 or podium in a masters race here and there. I'm 140 pounds, and considered a pretty good climber by my team mates. I do long distance climbing...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-10, 07:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,267
Posted By challaday

Saddlebum, from Paia up to the top (one way)...

Saddlebum, from Paia up to the top (one way) looks like about 36 miles.

When are you going to be in Maui? I am going to be there from May 3-9, with scheduling the 6th for my ride up the mountain.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-10, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By challaday

Yes, I agree with merlin and halfspeed. The fact...

Yes, I agree with merlin and halfspeed. The fact that the guys are old doesn't mean they are slow. The difference between a 34 year old Cat 2 and the same guy one year later as a Masters racer...
03-15-10, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,432
Posted By challaday

Herbie53, that West Maui loop looks very nice...

Herbie53, that West Maui loop looks very nice too. I'm planning to do that when I'm on the island as well as the climb up Haleakala. Two huge bucket list items off my list in one week. Cool!
03-15-10, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By challaday

WSBA numbers are cloth and I've seen some folks...

WSBA numbers are cloth and I've seen some folks stitch them on. The cloth the numbers are printed on is stretchy to a certain extent. The frame numbers, on the other hand, are really bad. Better...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-10, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By challaday

Depending on where you live, the regional bike...

Depending on where you live, the regional bike racing association or the event sponsors may do age group based racing. Some of the races I do are "open masters" where it's pretty much anyone 35 or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,267
Posted By challaday

Thanks for the updated information, that will...

Thanks for the updated information, that will really help my planning. I have plane tickets, a condo reserved, a rental car reserved and I've emailed Donnie at Maui Cyclery to reserve a bike. I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-10, 01:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,267
Posted By challaday

Great ride reports. I'm getting ready to go to...

Great ride reports. I'm getting ready to go to Maui the first week in May, almost exclusively to ride up Haleakala. Like many of you have posted, this is a "Bucket List" item for me. For those of...
03-15-10, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,913
Posted By challaday

I'm with Old Town Bicycle. White with blue trim...

I'm with Old Town Bicycle. White with blue trim kits.
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