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04-26-10, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11,686
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Posted By jpearl

32-hole Mavic Open Pro black clinchers on DT...

32-hole Mavic Open Pro black clinchers on DT spokes with Surly Hubs.

Tektro Black Ergo Brake Levers.

Chain

Cables, housings.

Cinelli cork ribbon (black).
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-10, 11:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,676
Posted By jpearl

Shaved legs are to the cycling what the mohawk is...

Shaved legs are to the cycling what the mohawk is to punks. It looks pretty intimidating, though for everybody except for pros who get daily team-provided massages and ultra-disciplined amateurs who...
02-01-10, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,126
Posted By jpearl

Absolutely. I've not only ridden in ice and snow,...

Absolutely. I've not only ridden in ice and snow, I've raced in it as well. The main things to keep in mind for riding in ice and snow is to run your tires at a lower PSI so that the tires can splay...
12-06-09, 08:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,235
Posted By jpearl

Holy crap was that race fun (in a painful,...

Holy crap was that race fun (in a painful, CX-kinda way). I was out there at 7:30 in the morning thinking "how the hell are people gonna race this???" - it was just thick, crunchy icy snow and the...
10-27-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By jpearl

Anybody know of any links to photos from the...

Anybody know of any links to photos from the Men's Cat 4 (9:00 AM) race?
10-27-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,521
Posted By jpearl

DCCX was amazing. I've raced all three editions...

DCCX was amazing. I've raced all three editions now, and it's incredible how the event has grown on all levels. The course keeps getting better and better, while the people get closer and friendlier...
09-23-09, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By jpearl

Registered! Men's Cat. 4 race is already halfway...

Registered! Men's Cat. 4 race is already halfway filled-up. If you live in or near the DC region and you haven't tried this race yet, I highly recommend it. The racing is fun, fast, and technical,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-09, 10:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By jpearl

Agreed. Newer isn't always better, even if it is...

Agreed. Newer isn't always better, even if it is more "techie". It used to have a nice simplicity to it - easy to tell what was what and how to get to it. Now it looks like Velonews. Complete bummer,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-09, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 773
Posted By jpearl

Your Clinchers: Tire Levers or Crowbar?

So I pull my road bike out for a ride, and lo and behold, the rear tire is dead flat - the very same tire that performed flawlessly on a hammerfest only the day prior, and has never gone flat once in...
02-01-09, 11:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,550
Posted By jpearl

Nice shot. Only Ryan can make an endo look cool,...

Nice shot. Only Ryan can make an endo look cool, but I give him mad props for attempting the bunny hop in the first place.
02-01-09, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,550
Posted By jpearl

UPDATE: It WAS awesome!!! I raced it...

UPDATE:

It WAS awesome!!!

I raced it today, and loved every challenging minute of it. The guys at Proteus really did outdo themselves with the race. The venue was great, the atmosphere as fun...
Forum: Foo
01-13-09, 09:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,037
Posted By jpearl

This is the kind of thread that makes you just...

This is the kind of thread that makes you just want to pull up a comfy chair, pour a good beer, and hit the refresh button over and over again, 'cuz I predict some very sarcastic, lame, and combative...
01-08-09, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,071
Posted By jpearl

Barrel Adjusters on Brake Cables

I'm planning on removing my in-line brake levers on my race bike (I tapped them once all season, and that was on a warm up lap). I'll be glad to get rid of the the extra weight and clutter that these...
01-08-09, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By jpearl

I'm about 150 lbs, and the wheels are clincher....

I'm about 150 lbs, and the wheels are clincher. I'm gonna toss a cassette onto them and some 'cross tires, and give 'em a spin. Thanks to everybody for the feedback. Can't wait to see red wheels on...
01-05-09, 10:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,977
Posted By jpearl

A spoke. 2,150 miles on my Langster this...

A spoke.

2,150 miles on my Langster this year, including some pretty intense commute/training rides, and one of the spokes on my twingy, pingy, flexy stock Alex wheelset finally gave. Gotta stop...
01-05-09, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By jpearl

Can I race my new, free Mavic Heliums.

Yay, free wheels!

I was just given a free set of Mavic Heliums. I don't know much about them other than they're red, nine speed, super-light, and free. The super-light part is especially enticing...
01-05-09, 10:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,550
Posted By jpearl

Planning on it. I'd get to sleep in, drive like...

Planning on it. I'd get to sleep in, drive like twenty minutes to the race venue, and then hit the really good, meaty kosher restaurant in the area (Pita Plus).
01-05-09, 10:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,713
Posted By jpearl

I've personally found that CX tires offer no real...

I've personally found that CX tires offer no real advantage on the road. They're slow and squishy, corner poorly, and knobs mean that very little of the tire actually comes into contact with the...
12-23-08, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,220
Posted By jpearl

I'm running the standard 36/42 setup on my bike...

I'm running the standard 36/42 setup on my bike right now (2005 C'dale with a Truvativ Elita crankset). I race C's in the Mid-Atlantic, and I'm going to run 36 single ring next season. On our...
12-13-08, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,410
Posted By jpearl

Same here - I finished up my CX season and...

Same here - I finished up my CX season and cycling year in general at Capitol Cross. I had a great year, but I still had a bit of a down feeling driving home from the race. Still, I get to enjoy a...
12-10-08, 11:10 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 110,423
Posted By jpearl

Tons of new pix up on my blog, including a whole...

Tons of new pix up on my blog, including a whole bunch of photos from the Capitol Cross in Reston, VA.

www.thecompletejewishcyclist.blogspot.com
12-10-08, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By jpearl

Tons of photos up on my blog from the race,...

Tons of photos up on my blog from the race, including C Men's (mostly of myself), 3/4 Men's & B Masters, and B Men's race. Also pictures from the race venue, bikes, and riders hanging around.
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12-06-08, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By jpearl

Hey, if you want warm sun and balmy breezes on a...

Hey, if you want warm sun and balmy breezes on a calm day, race road bikes. If you want the weather we're gonna have tomorrow, race 'cross.

Either way, I'll be there in along with 86 other guys...
11-23-08, 06:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,257
Posted By jpearl

Great race out in Leesburg today - totally...

Great race out in Leesburg today - totally different course than last year, but the back section was crazy amounts of fun if you stayed on your bike. Another good race put on by the crew at Squadra...
11-20-08, 11:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,257
Posted By jpearl

I'll be at Tacchino in the C's (one day, one day...

I'll be at Tacchino in the C's (one day, one day I will be in a higher category!). Did the race last year - hard but lots of fun. There are good opportunities for climbers in this race, and the...
11-02-08, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By jpearl

Race report and pix from Cat 4 and Cat 3/4. ...

Race report and pix from Cat 4 and Cat 3/4.

http://www.thecompletejewishcyclist.blogspot.com/
Forum: Commuting
11-02-08, 04:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,510
Posted By jpearl

I'm rocking a stock '07 Specialized Langster,...

I'm rocking a stock '07 Specialized Langster, save for an ITM stem and Shimano pedals. I ride SS only, not fixed. I use it for my DC-area commute, which depending on the route, is anywhere from nine...
11-02-08, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By jpearl

"No, the next lap is NOT the last lap..." ...

"No, the next lap is NOT the last lap..."

"At least it looks fun in pictures"

"Sure would be nice to sit up right now, coast, and take a long cool drink from a water bottle, eh?"

"Hup Hup...
10-29-08, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By jpearl

Cyclocross is the most painful fun you can have...

Cyclocross is the most painful fun you can have on a bike. And if your attention span is not known to be the longest, then CX is perfect; riding conditions and demands are constantly changing. Plus,...
10-27-08, 08:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,037
Posted By jpearl

BTW, great, thanks, now I have The Misfits stuck...

BTW, great, thanks, now I have The Misfits stuck in my head.
10-27-08, 08:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,037
Posted By jpearl

Friggin' awesome day, friggin' awesome race,...

Friggin' awesome day, friggin' awesome race, friggin' awesome time! Do a race on a great course, then roll up afterwards to a beer, steak frites, and hang out with the whole DC/regional velo scene....
10-26-08, 06:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,037
Posted By jpearl

Dang Ryan, what happened out there? I was at the...

Dang Ryan, what happened out there? I was at the sidelines waiting to cheer you on, I see you coming and I'm all set to scream "C'mon Ryan, C'mon!!!", and then you get closer and you have your arm...
10-25-08, 08:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,037
Posted By jpearl

Man, it rain cats and dogs today, and just about...

Man, it rain cats and dogs today, and just about every other animal that rain can be compared to. I spent all day by the window with a maniacal grin on my face that simply says "mud...".
10-22-08, 08:23 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 110,423
Posted By jpearl

Better late than never - pix of the Ed Sander...

Better late than never - pix of the Ed Sander Memorial 'Cross up on my blog:

http://thecompletejewishcyclist.blogspot.com/2008/10/ed-sander-memorial-cyclocross.html

There's mud. Enjoy!
10-22-08, 08:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,020
Posted By jpearl

Better late than never - got some pix of this...

Better late than never - got some pix of this race up on my blog:

http://thecompletejewishcyclist.blogspot.com/2008/10/ed-sander-memorial-cyclocross.html

There's mud. Enjoy!
10-01-08, 07:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,020
Posted By jpearl

The Ed Sander Memorial 'Cross was AWESOME!!! ...

The Ed Sander Memorial 'Cross was AWESOME!!!

It was only my eighth 'cross race, but my first true mudfest. Let's just say that the difference between a dry, dusty CX and a muddy CX is like the...
09-25-08, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By jpearl

At the clinic, they should teach you the basics,...

At the clinic, they should teach you the basics, namely dismounts and remounts, running and jumping over barriers, and shouldering your bike for run ups.

As for cyclocross-specific training, then...
09-18-08, 09:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 946
Posted By jpearl

Weather looks pretty bad for Charm City; sunny...

Weather looks pretty bad for Charm City; sunny skies and warm temps in the 80s. Forget mud and cowbells - it's gonna be dust and coughing.

Please, please, please let MABRA/MAC get muddy this...
09-18-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 594
Posted By jpearl

Upgrades mean that you get to sleep more and wake...

Upgrades mean that you get to sleep more and wake up later.
09-18-08, 09:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,081
Posted By jpearl

Steel, Aluminum, Carbon, Titanium, Cedar Wood;...

Steel, Aluminum, Carbon, Titanium, Cedar Wood; doesn't matter as long as it's underneath a luscious coating of Celeste Green bearing the words "Reparto Corsa" and a legendary Italian brand name.
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09-07-08, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 946
Posted By jpearl

I'm in for my second year of Charm City. I'll be...

I'm in for my second year of Charm City. I'll be in the C mens/Cat. 4 race. I'll be rocking the Bike Rack DC kit and a blue & silver C'dale. Looking forward to seeing the whole DC-region 'cross scene...
08-25-08, 06:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,883
Posted By jpearl

I'm gonna have to skip out on this one, but let's...

I'm gonna have to skip out on this one, but let's get some pre-Charm City Sunday rides in before we invade Druid Hill Park in Baltimore.
08-12-08, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By jpearl

Hey, when are we gonna ride?

Hey, when are we gonna ride?
08-12-08, 08:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By jpearl

Lith, your Bianchi is classic, and you kick ass...

Lith, your Bianchi is classic, and you kick ass on it. The thought of you on a geared bike is a bit scary, but i think you would enjoy it.

I second Photons. Check out the rigs at Bike Rack. The...
07-31-08, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,358
Posted By jpearl

I've contemplated handups for drinks, but the way...

I've contemplated handups for drinks, but the way I see it, if you're taking your hands off the bars during a CX race, then you're not racing. I like the idea of hydrating up on the days leading up...
07-30-08, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By jpearl

In general, do not fret about the weight of the...

In general, do not fret about the weight of the bikes. The bikes listed above are not considered to be uber-light, though nor are they pig-heavy either. They're of a modest, easy-to-ride weight,...
07-29-08, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,358
Posted By jpearl

Energy Gels and CX Racing

So this year marks my second season of cyclocross racing. Short of moving to Belgium, I'm looking for ways to up my CX game (which basically means placing in the 20s and low 30s of Cat. 4 racing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-08, 09:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,321
Posted By jpearl

The difference between 105 and Tiagra is rather...

The difference between 105 and Tiagra is rather minimal. If cost is an issue, go with the Tiagra and save the $600 for a good wheel upgrade, or sink it into the best pedals and saddle you can buy....
06-04-08, 03:09 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,130
Posted By jpearl

Perhaps hipster was the wrong choice of words...

Perhaps hipster was the wrong choice of words (hey, I could run for president with phrases like that!). Rolling up the pants legs is the attempt for hipsterism, though 501s were never about "hip"....
06-04-08, 07:18 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,130
Posted By jpearl

Sometimes I jump on my SS for a spin around town,...

Sometimes I jump on my SS for a spin around town, and for those rides I roll up both pant legs on my 501s, but I admit, it's for no other reason than cool hipsterness. Otherwise, it's straight-up...
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