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04-02-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,537
Posted By RudeSiggy

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1icopU82Q1qenqk...

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1icopU82Q1qenqklo1_500.jpg
03-02-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,169
Posted By RudeSiggy

I wouldn't worry as much about which are better...

I wouldn't worry as much about which are better for races, but I like the first recommendation about tires. I'd set up one with durable "training" tires and the other with dedicated grippy race...
02-22-12, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 388,953
Posted By RudeSiggy

Have: 2012 Specialized Romin Expert saddle,...

Have:
2012 Specialized Romin Expert saddle, 143mm Black (taken new off 2012 Allez Evo)
2011 Specialized Toupe Pro saddle, 143mm Black, carbon rails (one small scuff on rear/side)
2010 Specialized...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-12, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 258,731
Posted By RudeSiggy

http://app.strava.com/rides/4275652 Some...

http://app.strava.com/rides/4275652

Some east coast climbing up Mt. Weather (of the FEMA variety) and Blue Mountain (dirt side going up).
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-12, 09:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,729
Posted By RudeSiggy

Just experimented again: MAVIC Carbone SL...

Just experimented again:

MAVIC Carbone SL front w/ GP 4000 (23mm) + skewer = 1167
MAVIC Carbone SL rear w/ GP 4000 (23mm), Ultegra 11-23 + skewer = 1584

Roval Fusee SL front w/ 4-season (23mm)...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-12, 09:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,729
Posted By RudeSiggy

I was just doing this same thing a few days ago. ...

I was just doing this same thing a few days ago. I don't remember the exact number, but my rear MAVIC Carbone SL with Ultegra 11-23 cassette and Continental GP4000 was well over 1500 grams w/out...
02-07-12, 11:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,099
Posted By RudeSiggy

BDC, I heard you bought a pair of runnin' shoes. ...

BDC, I heard you bought a pair of runnin' shoes. We gotta get you back on the bike!

Hope things are going well, pal. If you end up riding near the district, hit me up.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-12, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 155,863
Posted By RudeSiggy

236428 2012 Specialized Allez Evo Rival with...

236428

2012 Specialized Allez Evo Rival with a few changes... my old Roval wheels, Thomson post, and a longer stem.
11-15-11, 10:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,899
Posted By RudeSiggy

A friend of mine (gwchem on these forums) was...

A friend of mine (gwchem on these forums) was once attacked by a hawk in a road race. I was in a different race and I remember asking everyone how folks did. All I heard was, "Mike got attacked by...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-11, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,366
Posted By RudeSiggy

I've had a set of the EA90 SLs ('09) and EA90...

I've had a set of the EA90 SLs ('09) and EA90 Aeros ('10). Both wheelsets are bombproof in terms of durability. I rode each nearly exclusively for training and racing for an entire season and they...
11-13-11, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By RudeSiggy

I'm on Tom Bailey's club (NCVC) and used to help...

I'm on Tom Bailey's club (NCVC) and used to help lead our "CaBruce" clinics for new racers. I know that we've had trouble finding truly experienced racers to lead it, so I'm not sure when they are...
05-22-11, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,530
Posted By RudeSiggy

I'm a new Cat 2 and I've never had a problem with...

I'm a new Cat 2 and I've never had a problem with compact or been in a race where I thought, "I need a bigger chainring." It's about power, not gears.

For the past two seasons I was on a 50/34...
04-11-11, 07:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,220
Posted By RudeSiggy

Yeah MD - good talkin' with you and happy...

Yeah MD - good talkin' with you and happy birthday! Didn't realize it at the time.

I was doing just fine, LOVING the dirt and feeling comfortable, although the hills definitely hurt a bit. Got...
04-05-11, 10:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,220
Posted By RudeSiggy

I'm in Cat 2s with a few teammates.

I'm in Cat 2s with a few teammates.
04-02-11, 12:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,896
Posted By RudeSiggy

I won't get in to the debate about unattached...

I won't get in to the debate about unattached rider fees, but nobody in the first dozen posts seemed to hit the nail on the head here.

You should join a club so you cancontribute to the local...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By RudeSiggy

Whatever you do, don't get the "ultra lite" or...

Whatever you do, don't get the "ultra lite" or any sort of lightweight tubes for every day use. That just means they're thinner and to me, less puncture resistant.

Someone mentioned 4-seasons, I...
03-26-11, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By RudeSiggy

I can put you in touch with a few of the riders...

I can put you in touch with a few of the riders on Big Orange if you want a cool smaller squad. The guys I know are mostly 4s trying to get to 3 as well.

edit: I'm sure someone from cali (or my...
03-23-11, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,634,788
Posted By RudeSiggy

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/197...

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/197011_823540805514_5300096_43876064_5775867_n.jpg

We had 2 guys in the break, and I was sufferin' just trying to shut down the rest of the pack with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-11, 08:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,417
Posted By RudeSiggy

I've recently switched bikes, but that was with...

I've recently switched bikes, but that was with Dura Ace 7800 (10 speed), on Specialized S-Works crankset. Sram chains/cassettes.

Clean your bikes, it'll work.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,417
Posted By RudeSiggy

Do you all NEVER clean your...

Do you all NEVER clean your chains/drivetrains?!?!?! I've gotten about 5,000-6,000 miles (yes, miles) for my last two chains. Used a chain checker frequently, and clean the stuff frequently too. ...
02-24-11, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,596
Posted By RudeSiggy

^^ THAT IS AWESOME. I hadn't seen that video...

^^ THAT IS AWESOME. I hadn't seen that video before. Sweet.

Nice timing. None of the other racers saw or sensed that coming and he flew so far over they would have wasted their sprint just...
02-23-11, 10:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,596
Posted By RudeSiggy

I had trouble posting the video too. Here's the...

I had trouble posting the video too. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJNLMYpr2TM
02-23-11, 10:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,596
Posted By RudeSiggy

Actually, this thread made me think of Cancellara...

Actually, this thread made me think of Cancellara winning Stage 3 of the '07 TdF. Vino was in a break for a bit in that video you posted, but Fabian just drops the field, bridges up, drops them, and...
02-23-11, 09:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,596
Posted By RudeSiggy

How much experience do you have racing in that...

How much experience do you have racing in that category?

Timing. It's all about timing.

I'd describe myself as a flyer or long-sprinter, not a 200-to-go type. I won a Cat 4 race sorta that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,721
Posted By RudeSiggy

I'm particularly curious about the bar choice...

I'm particularly curious about the bar choice (what type?) but would you mind posting the full specs of the build?

Great looking rig. Now you have to make it go fast!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-11, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 907
Posted By RudeSiggy

PaulY - Conti's on my Easton wheels are snug but...

PaulY - Conti's on my Easton wheels are snug but only need one lever and I can do them quickly on the first pry. Now that I'm used to that, it's not bad, even on my MAVIC rims which are tougher. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-11, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By RudeSiggy

Wow, now that's a tough comparison. Groupset vs....

Wow, now that's a tough comparison. Groupset vs. frame? Interesting. If you're not strapped for cash you could buy both and swap groupsets, then sell the second-tier bike.

Of course, in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-11, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26,832
Views: 16,858,634
Posted By RudeSiggy

186081 ...

186081

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs059.snc6/168971_800096368354_5300096_43476784_5701963_n.jpg

The new 2011 team bike - stock build; obviously I added the Ultegra pedals,...
01-14-11, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,840
Posted By RudeSiggy

I went from 4->3 and 3->2 these past two years...

I went from 4->3 and 3->2 these past two years with 50-34 and those same two cassette ranges. That was 2 seasons, about 50-some races, including Green Mountain Stage Race, which has some of the most...
01-05-11, 09:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,560
Posted By RudeSiggy

Plain ole' members get a few discounts here and...

Plain ole' members get a few discounts here and there, mostly small products that we can buy online through "discount code" deals. Everyone pays $30 dues.

Members that volunteer at two of our...
09-30-10, 10:52 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 24,705
Posted By RudeSiggy

Another interesting snippet: Douwe de Boer,...

Another interesting snippet:

Douwe de Boer, a Dutch anti-doping expert hired by Contador to study his test, said the rider told him that smaller traces of clenbuterol were also found in his urine...
09-30-10, 09:17 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 24,705
Posted By RudeSiggy

Blood doping 101. Anyone that's been watching...

Blood doping 101. Anyone that's been watching cycling this past decade has unfortunately sat through the class. If you use someone else's blood, they can easily detect that in your system, so...
09-30-10, 08:37 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 24,705
Posted By RudeSiggy

I'm surprised so many people on these forums are...

I'm surprised so many people on these forums are giving credence to the food contamination defense. Personally, I don't buy it.

Luckily, whether or not he *intentionally* doped, he tested...
09-14-10, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By RudeSiggy

Schlomo - I know!! Such a huge race, too few...

Schlomo - I know!! Such a huge race, too few photogs! Next year we're bringing AICabsolut as our team soigneur/cook/photog. (Unless, of course, she wants to race up App Gap.)
08-25-10, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By RudeSiggy

I'm in, Cat 3 so I'll see you there I'm sure. I...

I'm in, Cat 3 so I'll see you there I'm sure. I expect that puff of diesel smoke will be preceded by a sticky water bottle. HINT HINT.
08-21-10, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By RudeSiggy

Well done and good for you to keep coming back. ...

Well done and good for you to keep coming back. This is a brutal course mentally.

I was there this morning in the Cat 3 race - mainly because I was competing for BAR points. I don't really care...
08-16-10, 11:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,388
Posted By RudeSiggy

To give you an exact figure, I've raced 21 times...

To give you an exact figure, I've raced 21 times so far this year and have spent a total of $597 on registration for races (not including convenience fees from BikeReg or other reg sites). My team...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-10, 11:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,525
Posted By RudeSiggy

On those scorching days, I have just started...

On those scorching days, I have just started dumping water on my head and back to cool down. There's only so much water that your body can process into sweat, and in the heat of a race it's probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-10, 11:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,525
Posted By RudeSiggy

I was a pretty good rower for 6 years (much...

I was a pretty good rower for 6 years (much harder in full-body exertion) and now I'm racing bikes. I've had my fair share of dry-heaving, but never lost my lunch. If you're puking, you need to...
08-07-10, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,727
Posted By RudeSiggy

I've raced exclusively on one bike with a 50/34...

I've raced exclusively on one bike with a 50/34 for the past two seasons - Cat 4 last year and then Cat 3 this year. The guys who know me on these forums will vouch that it hasn't slowed me down a...
08-01-10, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By RudeSiggy

I raced Dawg Days last year - great roads...

I raced Dawg Days last year - great roads although it's pretty basic. It's mostly a big 2-mile circle and there are 2 traffic circles you skim by, so they're minor turns. Nothing technical...
05-26-10, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,252
Posted By RudeSiggy

Not necessarily - unless it's someone who...

Not necessarily - unless it's someone who considers themself a "career Cat 3." I am a Cat 3 in no big hurry to upgrade - it'll happen if I race well - but I dabble in 1/2/3 races occasionally for...
05-22-10, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By RudeSiggy

If that is her mtb team kit, I do not think she...

If that is her mtb team kit, I do not think she is breaking any rules... but it won't matter anyway.
05-18-10, 09:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,923
Posted By RudeSiggy

^^The super part is that he got back on it for...

^^The super part is that he got back on it for the next race somehow.
05-18-10, 07:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,923
Posted By RudeSiggy

He got scraped up a bit, but still lined up and...

He got scraped up a bit, but still lined up and started the 1/2/3 event. I don't know how, because I had heard his bike had a broken derailleur hanger.

Anyway, as I checked my results, I saw him...
05-18-10, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 691,127
Posted By RudeSiggy

I'll bite. I was in the 3/4 race. First lap...

I'll bite. I was in the 3/4 race.

First lap - nothing special.

End of 2nd lap - pushed the pace and got in a dozen-man split. Every team was there, definitely, and I was one of the few riders...
05-18-10, 12:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,923
Posted By RudeSiggy

There were road guards by each of the corners and...

There were road guards by each of the corners and tons of people on the start/finish stretch that went through the middle of the town. On the backside, there were very few people in general,...
05-06-10, 11:16 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,560
Posted By RudeSiggy

This question is asked often. The answer is NO. ...

This question is asked often. The answer is NO.





Correct.

You can only earn upgrade points toward Cat 3 as a Cat 4.
05-02-10, 12:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,430
Posted By RudeSiggy

Regardless of which university you choose, join a...

Regardless of which university you choose, join a local club. If you end up at BU, you can join their club in addition to your USAC club.

I'd guess that well over half of the racers in the ACCC...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-10, 09:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,212
Posted By RudeSiggy

Like any ones of us - guy or girl - she'll need...

Like any ones of us - guy or girl - she'll need to find a saddle that fits her well. Most women also need narrower handlebars, so if she gets a men's bike, see if the shop can swap 'em.
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