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04-04-19, 03:58 AM
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Posted By mike868y

i hear comments like this all the time and...

i hear comments like this all the time and honestly...don't get it. the friends i've made from cycling are some of the kindest most down to earth people I know who are all just trying to have fun and...
03-17-19, 07:11 AM
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Posted By mike868y

^missed you at Birmingham last night! they ended...

^missed you at Birmingham last night! they ended up combining the p123 and D1 fields lol
03-07-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,949
Posted By mike868y

to start, i agree with everyone who says that...

to start, i agree with everyone who says that it's perfectly healthy to take a step back and if you're not enjoying it, you probably should. bike racing is too much work if you're not having fun....
03-02-19, 05:21 PM
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Posted By mike868y

speaking of the VC...what races does this dude do...

speaking of the VC...what races does this dude do with such small field sizes? are all races in CA like this? i'd quit racing before having to regularly do 10 person fields.
02-23-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,680
Posted By mike868y

i imagine this is heavily region dependent...

i imagine this is heavily region dependent though. The road riding scene is very healthy in the Northeast and Atlanta (two cities I have recent experience with) even if racing numbers are dropping.
02-20-19, 04:55 AM
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Posted By mike868y

this will be my sixth year racing collegiate...

this will be my sixth year racing collegiate lmao. i graduated undergrad early and didn't get to race my senior year, but I did 3 years of undergrad, 2 years in my masters, and this will be the first...
02-17-19, 02:27 PM
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Posted By mike868y

i'm generally a fan of what usa crits is trying...

i'm generally a fan of what usa crits is trying to do...but yeah, that's really foolish. i wonder what their justification is? i can't imagine there are enough D1 teams to fill a 100 person field.
02-17-19, 01:35 PM
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Posted By mike868y

impressive gains man. there's a lot you can learn...

impressive gains man. there's a lot you can learn from racing that you don't necessarily get just from training, though. plenty of people go into races with big numbers and can't necessarily...
02-14-19, 06:05 AM
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Posted By mike868y

that or it was installed improperly.

that or it was installed improperly.
01-16-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 8,688
Posted By mike868y

yeah, it's a page that's produced automatically...

yeah, it's a page that's produced automatically so it's very dependent on team names being entered right. on my old team we used to have debates for the first four months of the season about what the...
01-16-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 8,688
Posted By mike868y

https://www.road-results.com/team/10259

https://www.road-results.com/team/10259
01-10-19, 10:36 AM
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Posted By mike868y

yeah there's no way i'd ever spend the money on a...

yeah there's no way i'd ever spend the money on a carbon bar given my grad school salary and i've been using the same specialized bars for 6 years now so I'm not picky, just looking for something...
01-10-19, 07:59 AM
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Posted By mike868y

thanks for the comments. do you all happen to...

thanks for the comments. do you all happen to know if they're heavy compared to other aluminums bars or heavy compared to carbon bars? it's either those or some standard round tubing aluminum bars. i...
01-09-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5,741
Views: 360,134
Posted By mike868y

i'd take a tarmac over a venge any day although...

i'd take a tarmac over a venge any day although that's probably a decision driven by aesthetics more than anything else.

speaking of aero bars, has anyone tried the aluminum bontrager ones? i...
12-21-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,577
Posted By mike868y

I'm planning on speedweek this spring but judging...

I'm planning on speedweek this spring but judging by the schedule last year it's kind of ridiculous to even call it a "series." the races are all hours apart.
12-21-18, 06:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,577
Posted By mike868y

I love intelli but the cat 2/3 field this year...

I love intelli but the cat 2/3 field this year was tiny at most the midweek races. I was a bit surprised at this because cat 2s are usually the ones willing to travel because cat 2 fields are so rare...
12-05-18, 04:57 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 8,688
Posted By mike868y

why move to nyc when you can ride central park on...

why move to nyc when you can ride central park on zwift
11-27-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 8,688
Posted By mike868y

i know it's not a true road race and tbh 80 miles...

i know it's not a true road race and tbh 80 miles or whatever we did was too much, but Elgin is still one of my all time favorite courses.
10-03-18, 03:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,587
Posted By mike868y

technically you can't use collegiate results for...

technically you can't use collegiate results for a cat 1, but i've heard of crazier things happening with c1 upgrades...
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09-24-18, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 632,670
Posted By mike868y

i have found that having a larger aerobic base...

i have found that having a larger aerobic base helps with repeatability of threshold or just sub-threshold efforts. ymmv.
08-02-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,239
Posted By mike868y

yeah! I'm definitely planning on trying it at...

yeah! I'm definitely planning on trying it at some point.
08-02-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,239
Posted By mike868y

I'm excited for non bike life atlanta, but how's...

I'm excited for non bike life atlanta, but how's the riding down there? doesn't seem like it's great, at least in terms of the roads you can get to for day to day training.
08-02-18, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,239
Posted By mike868y

Right between VaHi and L5P, definitely let me...

Right between VaHi and L5P, definitely let me know when you're in the area!
08-02-18, 04:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,239
Posted By mike868y

I'm moving to Atlanta this fall, come do speed...

I'm moving to Atlanta this fall, come do speed week in the spring.
07-31-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,239
Posted By mike868y

My results were pretty bad. Crashed a few times...

My results were pretty bad. Crashed a few times and my cornering confidence was shook. made the break the last day though, last out of the group for 6th. off the bike it was a blast though. got to...
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