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01-05-17, 06:01 AM
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Posted By YMCA

I have had a few teammates come from car and...

I have had a few teammates come from car and motorcycle racing. Their skills are pretty good right off the bat. Wrong forum tho. This place is for road racing elite purists.
12-18-16, 05:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,700
Posted By YMCA

We raced with radios in P12 races during...

We raced with radios in P12 races during mid-90's. Our team was the first to get in on it. Helped with tactics, but even better helped with caravans at stage races. Flat tires, crashes, needing...
12-02-16, 04:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By YMCA

Had a friend who used a cemetery for his quick...

Had a friend who used a cemetery for his quick interval rides, but no way would I take a cycling group in there. Someone is always visiting a grave and that peace should not be upstaged by noisy...
11-01-16, 06:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,111
Posted By YMCA

Racing in Belgie 1995, decided to do a training...

Racing in Belgie 1995, decided to do a training camp in French Alps, the Belgies say I'll be fine with a 42x23, I decide to put on 26 just in case. They laughed at my weak will. Never left that...
10-31-16, 03:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,111
Posted By YMCA

You'll never know what gearing "you" need until...

You'll never know what gearing "you" need until you ride enough to feel it out for your area.
I ride a 46x39 w/ an 11-x23; never lacking for top end and prefer tighter blocks.
BTW - I'm a weathered...
10-11-16, 11:23 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,960
Posted By YMCA

a standing desk goes against everything a pro was...

a standing desk goes against everything a pro was ever taught!
never stand when you can sit; never sit when you can lie down

that said... I'm thinking of getting one :)
09-16-16, 02:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,520
Posted By YMCA

Truly, I'm not sure. I need to learn the laws of...

Truly, I'm not sure. I need to learn the laws of NYC, but I pretty much do whatever I want anyway. Bikes are second class citizens, so f' it. I'll keep myself safe and moving forward however I...
09-15-16, 02:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,520
Posted By YMCA

ride around the city jumping cars, an hour of...

ride around the city jumping cars, an hour of that will be plenty
08-31-16, 11:56 AM
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Posted By YMCA

the Jamestown website is only listing...

the Jamestown website is only listing non-sanctioned 19 mile races, shovelhd says something about pissing in public, which is basically just an excuse for lack of support or funds typically in my...
08-31-16, 02:35 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,444
Posted By YMCA

Too bad about the Jamestown Classic. I was...

Too bad about the Jamestown Classic. I was headed up that weekend from FL to do the GRR ride in Mass with my wife on that Sunday and then race on Monday. A 19 mile non-sanctioned "race" with age...
07-13-16, 05:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,504
Posted By YMCA

she's there to win and nothing else, do whatever...

she's there to win and nothing else, do whatever that means; that day
06-28-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,853
Posted By YMCA

5 mile loop with near 200 riders, sounds like the...

5 mile loop with near 200 riders, sounds like the Belgie Kermis scene in April
06-03-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,185
Posted By YMCA

paralysis thru analysis

paralysis thru analysis
06-03-16, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,444
Posted By YMCA

Turn 3 is the only real issue I see with a rainy...

Turn 3 is the only real issue I see with a rainy White Plains. The tire bounces everywhere with lots of speed. Gary is correct, if it's wet, a winner may be able to shoot that corner quickly and...
05-23-16, 05:40 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,668
Posted By YMCA

we have a large group doing a recon ride from RR...

we have a large group doing a recon ride from RR start at 11am this morning, either parking on Sunny Acres Dr, or at Food lion next door, doing two loops
05-19-16, 12:41 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,668
Posted By YMCA

geography is not strong with the 33

geography is not strong with the 33
05-19-16, 07:43 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,668
Posted By YMCA

some fields are full, double check before showing

some fields are full, double check before showing
05-17-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,407
Posted By YMCA

yup

yup
04-28-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,668
Posted By YMCA

let us know, thnx! msg me if you wish to meet...

let us know, thnx!
msg me if you wish to meet us on that Monday
prob about 10-12 of us that day
04-25-16, 03:19 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,668
Posted By YMCA

Masters Natz - end of May 2016 - USA (NC)

Rented a massive home for the team. I'll be 50-54 all 3 events. Arriving Sunday afternoon prior to week. Anyone local there doing a Monday recon ride of RR course??? We will want to do a couple...
03-06-16, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 86,203
Posted By YMCA

CDR - I'll let you know if I'm in NYC area for...

CDR - I'll let you know if I'm in NYC area for any races. I know you are backing down the cycling efforts. In the meantime enjoy the fam!
03-06-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 86,203
Posted By YMCA

mattm - thnx! skipped the crit today and...

mattm - thnx!
skipped the crit today and smacked up a local B+ group, in order I could get into office all afternoon (priorities!)
03-05-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,691
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Posted By YMCA

1st place, 50+ RR Winter Haven, Florida today. ...

1st place, 50+ RR Winter Haven, Florida today. 2-up break last 10 miles, won easily from 1k to go. Pee'd 7x off bike in first 3 of 4 laps. Any of my NYC area fiends race the kickoff in Central...
03-01-16, 06:29 PM
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Views: 229,444
Posted By YMCA

hoping to make it up to race a few in NYC area...

hoping to make it up to race a few in NYC area this year, ex-wife (bff) has an apt in Flatiron now, maybe Harlem crit, or White Plains state crit, or who knows, I'll be in touch if I do!
02-09-16, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 86,203
Posted By YMCA

Race of the West 50+ RR, rolling course, came to...

Race of the West 50+ RR, rolling course, came to 20 guys in a 52x14 uphill sprint, took 2nd again, beat handily, prob should have used a 52x15, but still would not have won, BTW - geezers are so...
01-27-16, 12:43 PM
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Views: 229,444
Posted By YMCA

Dieter, don't be disheartened. I've been thru it...

Dieter, don't be disheartened. I've been thru it all and have learned how to filter the nonsense and strategically displace the naysayers. A few bad apples can't spoil a pie that has enough good...
01-27-16, 09:34 AM
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Views: 229,444
Posted By YMCA

That's normal in all life. LOL. I want the...

That's normal in all life. LOL. I want the bottom 10% of our work place fired monthly!
01-25-16, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 86,203
Posted By YMCA

First race of 2016 RR on Jan 23 --geezers...

First race of 2016

RR on Jan 23 --geezers 50+, 2nd place, in 3-man break for last 50 of the 52 miles (howling winds, rolling hills), lost by inches due to being impeded by big truck in road and...
01-03-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By YMCA

51 and glad to play young

51 and glad to play young
12-30-15, 09:40 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,661
Posted By YMCA

I truly believe a 52x16 top gear should be...

I truly believe a 52x16 top gear should be employed at 10-12, 13-14, 15-16 and cat5 level. It teaches the craft, before moving up. Belgie's have it right.
12-29-15, 12:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,626
Posted By YMCA

Florida schedule is basically similar to past...

Florida schedule is basically similar to past years, with a new 1-week race on calendar in March (good vaca for northerners)
Will start season in Jan, with best intentions of consistent racing thru...
02-22-15, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By YMCA

Home (http://www.floridacycling.com)

Home (http://www.floridacycling.com)
02-10-15, 07:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,253
Posted By YMCA

much like middle-schoolers at the Friday evening...

much like middle-schoolers at the Friday evening dance
02-09-15, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,937
Posted By YMCA

hit up the local fastest groups and attack do...

hit up the local fastest groups and attack
do not work the peloton paceline
either be off the front, or prepping for another effort

you'll force your learning curve and accept how to recover at...
02-07-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2,689
Views: 137,657
Posted By YMCA

^^^ f yeah

^^^
f yeah
02-02-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2,689
Views: 137,657
Posted By YMCA

Sat: Ferndale flat circuit race 50+ = led out...

Sat: Ferndale flat circuit race 50+ = led out teammate to 150 meters to go, he got 2nd place
Sat: Ferndale flat circuit race 35+ = team malfunction, but we had strength
Sun: Ferndale hilly road...
01-27-15, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,252
Posted By YMCA

My take on developing your squad into...

My take on developing your squad into competitors, not just club mates

---all prize money goes back into the kitty as even split (it's a few bucks each, so really this should never be an issue for...
01-26-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2,689
Views: 137,657
Posted By YMCA

I ride for the Compass Research Cycling Team. ...

I ride for the Compass Research Cycling Team.
Colors are black/blue.
I also work full time as a recruiter for Compass Research, which means I basically bleed black and blue.

Looking forward to...
01-26-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,689
Views: 137,657
Posted By YMCA

Gary and I talk often. You guys will be first...

Gary and I talk often.
You guys will be first to know if I make it up north!
01-26-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,689
Views: 137,657
Posted By YMCA

At some point I'm sure. White Plains crit I...

At some point I'm sure.
White Plains crit I hope, It's 4 blocks from Jeannine's apt! Is Aki involved again?
And the team was sending an email about doing Battenkill. So maybe that too. I'd...
01-26-15, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2,689
Views: 137,657
Posted By YMCA

First "big" weekend of 2015 Florida season. ...

First "big" weekend of 2015 Florida season.
--35+ power climbing RR we took 1, 4, 6. I was 4th, but if my teammate hadn't won, I would have! I've won there before. Pretty dominant all day.
--50+...
01-19-15, 07:00 PM
Replies: 47
why
Views: 2,327
Posted By YMCA

war, battle, fighting, bullying, arguing; all the...

war, battle, fighting, bullying, arguing; all the things my civilized side avoids in real life
01-17-15, 03:52 PM
01-17-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,989
Posted By YMCA

that was the point

that was the point
01-17-15, 03:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,989
Posted By YMCA

OP, if you can't win on crap equip, it won't...

OP, if you can't win on crap equip, it won't matter much anyway
01-12-15, 07:49 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,222
Posted By YMCA

mattm, thnx gsteinb wrote a cdr novel; is this...

mattm, thnx
gsteinb wrote a cdr novel; is this real life?
01-12-15, 07:30 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,222
Posted By YMCA

Late to the party and don't feel like reading all...

Late to the party and don't feel like reading all this, but I'm seeing fists and feet everywhere!
Can anyone summarize in one sentence?
01-06-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2,689
Views: 137,657
Posted By YMCA

It's always the time to mix it up. Tactics vary...

It's always the time to mix it up. Tactics vary race to race. Predictable racers telegraph attacks
01-05-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2,689
Views: 137,657
Posted By YMCA

very agreed

very agreed
01-04-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2,689
Views: 137,657
Posted By YMCA

first training crit of season on Jan 3 Had 9 of...

first training crit of season on Jan 3
Had 9 of us in a 50 person field
put 3 in the winning break of 8
we got 2nd, 5th, etc...
I grabbed 11th from second group last sec
good start and...
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