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04-02-19, 06:58 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

The M50 race was definitely a bit calmer than I...

The M50 race was definitely a bit calmer than I expected. With the TT names there I figured 5 or 10 riders would lap the field. When it came down to the sprint it was interesting.

The field was...
04-01-19, 08:44 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Random interruption. We have now extended...

Random interruption.

We have now extended our (work, automotive) hours to 10 pm M-F. Although it sounds horrible the team in place for the late shift (2-10) is awesome and it's fun working with...
04-01-19, 08:38 PM
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Views: 8,103
Posted By carpediemracing

First year in a few that I'm okay on the bike....

First year in a few that I'm okay on the bike. Did a few Frozen Four races (I helped with them but someone else promoted them, flat D shaped crit, 1 km), was able to hang and contest some sprints...
03-20-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,335
Posted By carpediemracing

Late to party. Helpful wheel van operators...

Late to party.

Helpful wheel van operators help. This is a story about me (right seat) and a then-pro who was taking a day off (the driver). TL;DR - we literally towed a Cat 3 at 50+ mph back up...
02-24-19, 12:17 AM
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Views: 174,460
Posted By carpediemracing

I don't know Rachmaninoff other than from the...

I don't know Rachmaninoff other than from the movie Shine. Although maybe not a "great" movie, when I saw it I had the same reaction this IMDb reviewer had:

"When I originally saw this film in the...
02-24-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,680
Posted By carpediemracing

Zwift broke 10k recently. And 5-7k is somewhat...

Zwift broke 10k recently. And 5-7k is somewhat normal for me to see, although with the worlds being selectable it's harder to get a quick feel for who's on.

I think the racing has some evolution...
02-23-19, 11:56 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Speaking of weight, I got some new shoes today....

Speaking of weight, I got some new shoes today. Non-Sidi, without the heavy insole. 248g lighter for the pair, so about half a pound. Not sure how it'll affect me (pre-Sidi I ran 76g pedals with very...
02-23-19, 11:54 PM
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Views: 360,134
Posted By carpediemracing

For steady state riding a heavier tire is better....

For steady state riding a heavier tire is better. I can't find the link but BikeTechReview aka Craig Willett tested on himself using weighted inner tubes (so the wheel and tire were the same). He...
02-08-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,680
Posted By carpediemracing

I can't hang in a C group at all, forget about...

I can't hang in a C group at all, forget about racing on Zwift. Zwift amplifies all my weaknesses.
02-03-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By carpediemracing

Any race like that is basically a 1-2 race with...

Any race like that is basically a 1-2 race with pack filler 3s and 4s. I watched some telling video of a race I did in SoCal, Red Trolley (Feb? 2011?). The 3-4 race was a lumpy bunch, as you'd...
01-29-19, 10:21 PM
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Views: 3,680
Posted By carpediemracing

Fixed that for me.

Fixed that for me.
07-25-18, 08:42 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I vocalized for the first time the other day (to...

I vocalized for the first time the other day (to my brother, when talking about scattering my dad's ashes) that I feel like I'm at the beginning of the end. Until recently I've felt like I was still...
07-25-18, 08:33 PM
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Views: 174,460
Posted By carpediemracing

Still on the Live (the artist) kick. Show is Aug...

Still on the Live (the artist) kick. Show is Aug 15th locally. I first/last saw them in 1992, on Aug 15th, so it'll be 26 years between shows if I go. Having said that I'm probably going to go, bring...
07-25-18, 08:22 PM
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Views: 142,386
Posted By carpediemracing

A friend of mine worked for a team/group of...

A friend of mine worked for a team/group of riders (high level - the Masters that do the SoCal scene) who do the Tour of CA route earlier in the day before the actual pro race. They paid him quite a...
07-12-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,503
Posted By carpediemracing

I don't understand your continuing comments on...

I don't understand your continuing comments on this. Call me a liar or whatever and let it go.

I may disagree with some stuff said on the forums but I'm not continually bringing them up, over and...
07-12-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,503
Posted By carpediemracing

I don't know how it works now but when I raced...

I don't know how it works now but when I raced briefly in Belgium it seemed that there was a much higher entry cost into the sport but then things were subsidized after.

Mind you, this was 1992,...
07-12-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,503
Posted By carpediemracing

I was just kidding, I haven't hit 50 mph in...

I was just kidding, I haven't hit 50 mph in forever.

My last race I avg about 145w and didn't get out of the saddle when the sprint started because I was already so exploded. I think my max speed...
07-10-18, 08:21 AM
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Views: 34,156
Posted By carpediemracing

Without seeing the prior 5-10 seconds it's hard...

Without seeing the prior 5-10 seconds it's hard for me to figure out what might have caused the crash.
07-10-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 142,386
Posted By carpediemracing

I hope he recovers quickly. Can you have him stay...

I hope he recovers quickly. Can you have him stay at the vet's if he's not better? We had to have a cat stay at the vet for a couple days here and there.
07-10-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 142,386
Posted By carpediemracing

For me not really. I like racing bikes (and,...

For me not really. I like racing bikes (and, specifically, doing field sprints). The rest of it, not so much. I deal with the other stuff (training etc) so that I can have fun racing. My fitness is...
07-05-18, 10:38 PM
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Views: 142,386
Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks. I'll be back in a bit. Reconstruction...

Thanks. I'll be back in a bit. Reconstruction starts next week so maybe a month or two before things are good, and I hope to have a current computer up in the next couple weeks.

In the last 2...
07-05-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,503
Posted By carpediemracing

all good. I went 50 mph and lost in the last race...

all good. I went 50 mph and lost in the last race I did.

Okay, so in reality I was so done that I never got out of the saddle, but once it gets to the internet it'll be a different story.
07-05-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 142,386
Posted By carpediemracing

After all the trials and tribulations of this...

After all the trials and tribulations of this season I've decided to write off 2018 in terms of cycling. Everything now is for 2019.
07-05-18, 09:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,503
Posted By carpediemracing

Highest prize I know of personally was $900 for...

Highest prize I know of personally was $900 for first in a 3-4 race (I got 4th, got $90? 2nd was $500, 3rd was $250 so maybe I got $125). Race was Oyster Bay, 1992, maybe 1993. I sat up at 6 to go...
05-29-18, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,453
Posted By carpediemracing

Short answer, yes. In the old days all aero...

Short answer, yes.

In the old days all aero wheel stuff had to be structural, meaning no covers. The first disk wheels had no spokes for that reason. But at some point they started allowing...
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