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Forum: Southeast
05-14-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By branman1986

doh! Sorry about the dogs, we didn't see any the...

doh! Sorry about the dogs, we didn't see any the couple times we rode it. :(
Forum: Southeast
05-07-08, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,150
Posted By branman1986

Yeah, you'll find people your speed and you'll...

Yeah, you'll find people your speed and you'll get to know a bunch of people really well on the trip. It's a superfun time and there should be plenty of bikeforumers who you can meet up with.

In...
Forum: Southeast
05-07-08, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By branman1986

All three of those have great pavement and wide...

All three of those have great pavement and wide roads. You'll love it. Which direction and where are you starting? There's a fun little cut-through between Hogpen & Jacks if you're interested. ...
Forum: Southeast
05-07-08, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,150
Posted By branman1986

good times! I'll be there as well, this time...

good times! I'll be there as well, this time with my wife & my brudder :)

I, too, frequent Campesino...I can't get enough of their ice coffees.
04-28-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By branman1986

I don't recall the bike, but he had a yellow &...

I don't recall the bike, but he had a yellow & navy blue kit. I believe he's on the ground and obscured in the picture. And midpack isn't the back third ;) j/k!
04-28-08, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By branman1986

In the actual Athens Twilight pro race, it's the...

In the actual Athens Twilight pro race, it's the same thing, they say the first race is sprinting to the first corner because if you're in the back third the race is already over.
04-27-08, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By branman1986

The crit at Athens hits around 30mph right off...

The crit at Athens hits around 30mph right off the bat and doesn't let up at all, so if you're in the back third, your race is pretty much already over. The finals race isn't cat 3, it's more of an...
04-27-08, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By branman1986

Race Report - Athens Twilight Amateur Finals

I raced the morning cat 3 race with the goal of getting around 10-15th to qualify for the big night race and conserve as much energy as possible. For some reason, I was flying last week and this...
04-23-08, 01:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,057
Posted By branman1986

what the heck happened there, I swear the Team...

what the heck happened there, I swear the Team Type One guy won it, but I guess not...they wouldn't freaking replay the finish
Forum: Southeast
04-18-08, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,725
Posted By branman1986

gravel section? Did they take you through the...

gravel section? Did they take you through the closed off section at Piedmont park? Yikes, we don't go that way anymore. We go through the main entrance and take Piedmont for a bit to The Prado. ...
Forum: Southeast
04-17-08, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,725
Posted By branman1986

Alrighty, I'll be there tonight. You guys need...

Alrighty, I'll be there tonight. You guys need to come and introduce yourselves!

Me(Brandon) = tall guy in Aaron's kit :)
04-14-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,734
Posted By branman1986

good god, the guy with the mic is almost as tall...

good god, the guy with the mic is almost as tall standing on the ground...
04-14-08, 11:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,734
Posted By branman1986

what idiocy...

what idiocy...
04-13-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,502
Posted By branman1986

I'd agree with that for sure, but driving 2 hours...

I'd agree with that for sure, but driving 2 hours to a race and getting dropped 15 minutes in would seem like a colossal waste of time...not sure that would happen, but who knows.
04-13-08, 01:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,502
Posted By branman1986

Catting up to 2

For those of you who catted up to 2 and weren't some phenomenal talent that just whizzed straight through to pro, were you glad you did and was it as enjoyable as Cat 3 & 4?

4 was fun, because...
Forum: Southeast
04-11-08, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,725
Posted By branman1986

best intown route in Atlanta, in my opinion ;)

best intown route in Atlanta, in my opinion ;)
Forum: Southeast
04-11-08, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,725
Posted By branman1986

Did you end up making it out?

Did you end up making it out?
Forum: Southeast
04-10-08, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,725
Posted By branman1986

If you're able to make it, look for a tall dude...

If you're able to make it, look for a tall dude in an Aaron's kit and come say hi :)
Forum: Southeast
04-10-08, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,725
Posted By branman1986

Yeah, all the time...probably my favorite route...

Yeah, all the time...probably my favorite route in intown Atlanta. There are guys of all skill levels on the Mellow Mushroom ride. There are racers who go off the front and there is a sweeper who I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-08, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By branman1986

Congrats! You won't need 10 if you keep winning!

Congrats! You won't need 10 if you keep winning!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-08, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By branman1986

I agree with hammertoe, I cannot climb well...

I agree with hammertoe, I cannot climb well without my PT, weight penalty be damned.
04-06-08, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By branman1986

hehehe, thanks for the summary, I started reading...

hehehe, thanks for the summary, I started reading the original and my eyes went blurry :)

Good job! Keep learning and eventually you'll school those guys!
Forum: Southeast
04-06-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,725
Posted By branman1986

check atlbike.org, they often have impromptu...

check atlbike.org, they often have impromptu silver comet rides. All sorts of different paces and lengths. I'm sure you can find someone there who's up for a ride.
04-05-08, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By branman1986

for me it's 50/50, if I see an opening, I gun for...

for me it's 50/50, if I see an opening, I gun for it, whichever side it's on. I'm very passive on the bike to a fault until the last 1000 meters, where some switch goes off in my head. At that...
Forum: Southeast
04-05-08, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,725
Posted By branman1986

Heh, the tour-de-stupidity was awesome :)

Heh, the tour-de-stupidity was awesome :)
03-29-08, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,142
Posted By branman1986

I always do much better with a ride the day...

I always do much better with a ride the day before...otherwise I feel sluggish.
03-26-08, 09:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,101
Posted By branman1986

Cat 3, almost enough points to be a 2, 6-8 hours...

Cat 3, almost enough points to be a 2, 6-8 hours a week if I'm lucky.
03-17-08, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By branman1986

The Perry-Roubaix RR was easily the hardest race...

The Perry-Roubaix RR was easily the hardest race I've ever done. I pretty much lost my will to live after the 4th lap(we had 6 to do).

I did okay in the other races, got 4th in the 3's TT and 2nd...
03-12-08, 09:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,421
Posted By branman1986

Sorry about the accident...on the plus side, 17...

Sorry about the accident...on the plus side, 17 hours a week is amazing...I can't imagine you'll be cat 3 for long with that kinda riding time. I'm lucky to get 8.
03-11-08, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By branman1986

Racing a front 808

Any of you guys ever use a front 808 in a mass start race? I wouldn't use em in a crit, but I'm tempted to give them a try in a road race if the wind is calm...I'm a fairly big guy if that accounts...
03-10-08, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By branman1986

Perry Omnium

Ok, I postponed my DC trip until Monday since it sounded like a bunch of you were coming up from Florida. Merlin/Kensuf, you guys still coming? Anyone else?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-08, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By branman1986

just wear bib shorts, I haven't found anything...

just wear bib shorts, I haven't found anything yet that fits snug and is long enough.
03-04-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By branman1986

only minorly correlated

only minorly correlated
Forum: Southeast
03-04-08, 04:29 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,725
Posted By branman1986

man, this thread got to the 2nd page?

man, this thread got to the 2nd page?
03-03-08, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 386,110
Posted By branman1986

LT power is high, anaerobic power & ability to...

LT power is high, anaerobic power & ability to recovery is horrible. Hence, I felt weak in the crit, but strong in the RR. I still did bad in both ;)
03-03-08, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By branman1986

The third day can be a doozy though ;)

The third day can be a doozy though ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-08, 11:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,284
Posted By branman1986

I used to use the Selle Flite Trans Am, pretty...

I used to use the Selle Flite Trans Am, pretty cheap and very comfy.
03-03-08, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By branman1986

go a little easier on the way out, and a little...

go a little easier on the way out, and a little harder on the way back.
03-03-08, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By branman1986

I do better the 2nd day after a good hard ride...

I do better the 2nd day after a good hard ride the day before. ie, I usually have a better result the 2nd race. Either way, great job on the top tens!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-08, 08:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,586
Posted By branman1986

6'6" 37" inseam, a 63cm bike fits me perfectly. ...

6'6" 37" inseam, a 63cm bike fits me perfectly. I can't imagine you need anything bigger than a 62-63cm.
02-27-08, 11:27 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,634
Posted By branman1986

Okay, I may be way off base here, but doesn't it...

Okay, I may be way off base here, but doesn't it seem like a lot of crashes occur when two people end up leaning against each other in a sprint? The videos/pics I've seen almost look like they're...
02-26-08, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,349
Posted By branman1986

4/7/8?

4/7/8?
02-26-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,601
Posted By branman1986

he still got 2nd anyways...had he crashed 10...

he still got 2nd anyways...had he crashed 10 yards back, he'd have been a DNF. Which raises the question...do you have to go between the cones? If I somehow cross the line offroad, does that count?
02-26-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By branman1986

Thanks JW :) Aw man, you guys will all be at...

Thanks JW :)

Aw man, you guys will all be at Perry? I was thinking about heading up to DC that weekend, but if lots of forum dudes will be there I'll have to reconsider.
02-26-08, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By branman1986

First Georgia Cup Race

Any of you mugs heading down to Albany?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,709
Posted By branman1986

I'd look for a used bike, aluminum frame with...

I'd look for a used bike, aluminum frame with steel or carbon fork, and 9 speed 105 or ultegra. Should be able to find that for lower hundreds.
02-24-08, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 709
Posted By branman1986

well done again, SS...pretty soon you'll eat...

well done again, SS...pretty soon you'll eat those 200m sprints for breakfast and be chompin at the bit at 300-400m.

I heard the first weekend of Gainesville is always super sketch. My teammates...
02-24-08, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 709
Posted By branman1986

soooooo, like...uh...how'd you do??!!

soooooo, like...uh...how'd you do??!!
02-24-08, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 709
Posted By branman1986

I plan on running my 808s on the road races if...

I plan on running my 808s on the road races if the cross winds aren't too bad, and alum rims in crits. I don't wanna change pads around too much.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-08, 12:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,725
Posted By branman1986

my god, that thread is classic

my god, that thread is classic
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