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Posted By topflightpro

In that case, don't bother with aero bars. Just...

In that case, don't bother with aero bars. Just work on your drop bar starts.
01-18-23, 07:37 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

You can only beat those who enter. If no one else...

You can only beat those who enter. If no one else enters, you are still the winner. It's not their fault no-one entered.

And yes, there are many masters national and world champions who have...
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Posted By topflightpro

CDR, I'll mention this here as well. If you are...

CDR, I'll mention this here as well. If you are just doing the 500, you will be fine with a drop bar. If you are doing pursuits, then you should look to an aerobar.

Also, if you can arrange to get...
01-12-23, 10:07 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

They are not set as far in advance as you might...

They are not set as far in advance as you might think. Last year, I think we got 10 weeks notice for Masters Track Nationals in Indy. It was the week before (after?) a family wedding, so I really...
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Posted By topflightpro

CDR, are you planning to do pursuits? If you are...

CDR, are you planning to do pursuits? If you are just doing 500s, you should be fine with just drop bars.
01-09-23, 09:04 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I heard it might be in Rock Hill, SC a week...

I heard it might be in Rock Hill, SC a week before or after Masters Track nationals.

That said, Augusta is only a 2-hour drive from RH, so that makes sense too.
12-27-22, 02:27 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

Wow, that forecast looks absolutely lovely right...

Wow, that forecast looks absolutely lovely right now.
10-05-22, 06:43 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

This is a great point. When I first switched to...

This is a great point. When I first switched to track racing, I was having a ton of fun. I was just racing and it turns out, I started winning.

Then as the season progressed, I started thinking...
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Posted By topflightpro

Sorry. I should clarify. I ordered rings and cogs.

Sorry. I should clarify. I ordered rings and cogs.
08-26-22, 06:36 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I have zero interest in gravel racing, but I have...

I have zero interest in gravel racing, but I have found myself doing more gravel type riding. It gets me off roads with cars, so if I just want an enjoyable endurance ride, it's an ideal option.
...
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Posted By topflightpro

It really is amazing how quickly things get here...

It really is amazing how quickly things get here from Japan. I think I placed an order from NJS-Export on a Thursday and it was delivered to my house on the East Coast on Monday.
08-25-22, 07:50 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Our bike stable has gotten out of hand in terms...

Our bike stable has gotten out of hand in terms of consistency. We have two 10-spd rim brake road bikes, one 11-spd rim brake road bike, one 12-spd disc brake road bike, one 10-spd disc brake...
08-24-22, 10:28 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

It looks like you can get a new TCR frameset. ...

It looks like you can get a new TCR frameset.

You may want to check The Pros Closet or eBay. That might be an easier way to find a rim brake option.
08-24-22, 06:27 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I'm assuming you're looking for a used bike?...

I'm assuming you're looking for a used bike? There are not many rim brake options among the major manufacturers left.

I've been pretty happy with my Argon Gallium Pro for the last 8 or 9 years....
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Posted By topflightpro

Hey Super D, I think the answer is: It depends. ...

Hey Super D, I think the answer is: It depends.

You want to look more at your Kilo and 500TT gearing than your F200 gearing.
08-22-22, 06:21 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Sorry to have missed you at the Sprints. I threw...

Sorry to have missed you at the Sprints. I threw my back out last week, so I've been lying on the floor for the past 5 days. I'm not even going to be able to come down this weekend.
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Posted By topflightpro

Agreed. DA is the way to go. Check out...

Agreed. DA is the way to go.

Check out njs-export for lightly used DA cogs and chainrings. Generally the best bargain around for getting started.
08-15-22, 09:05 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I've been through this several times. Here are...

I've been through this several times. Here are two ways I've dealt with it:

Changing disciplines - e.g. taking up MTB or track.
Taking breaks. I've gotten into the habit of taking a month off...
08-03-22, 06:08 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

My understanding is that it's a pretty common...

My understanding is that it's a pretty common procedure. I think almost any urologist can do it.
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Posted By topflightpro

Good advice. I concur. Hitting sponges in the...

Good advice. I concur. Hitting sponges in the skis is not fun.



I believe they call this the Water Line.

It is the fastest line even if it may not be the shortest line.
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Posted By topflightpro

Why do you keep replying to very old posts?

Why do you keep replying to very old posts?
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Posted By topflightpro

I generally run a bigger gear on flatter tracks.

I generally run a bigger gear on flatter tracks.
07-18-22, 05:57 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

This past week was the first time since getting...

This past week was the first time since getting COVID that I completed all of my planned workouts.

They weren't all great, but I was at least able to do all of them. So, that is nice.
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Posted By topflightpro

Saddle position should be based on your fit...

Saddle position should be based on your fit relative to the bottom bracket. Once you have your saddle position set, you determine your appropriate handlebar position.

What others ride is...
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Posted By topflightpro

Congrats Sarals. I couldn't make it this...

Congrats Sarals.

I couldn't make it this year. A family event was scheduled for the same time. I'm going to try to be at Worlds, but I came down with COVID a few weeks ago, and it has messed me up...
07-13-22, 11:19 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

This news sucks. I didn't know Scott personally,...

This news sucks. I didn't know Scott personally, but I remember many of his posts and following his career as he left Washington and moved to Utah.
07-11-22, 06:17 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Rollers. But in other training updates,...

Rollers.

But in other training updates, COVID continues to wreak havoc on my training. I am continually battling major bouts of fatigue. I'll be fine for a couple days, then I'll wake up and...
07-08-22, 06:41 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Training plan called for a short ride and cadence...

Training plan called for a short ride and cadence work after lifting. Usually I will change into bibs after working out, but it's not always easy to do, given how hot and sweaty I am after lifting in...
07-07-22, 06:26 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I will 100% vouch for anything RChung says. He is...

I will 100% vouch for anything RChung says. He is perhaps the only person on this forum who's statements can be blindly accepted as fact.
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Posted By topflightpro

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06-17-22, 06:01 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

First week back training after COVID, and man, am...

First week back training after COVID, and man, am I exhausted. I haven't even done a full hard workout yet, but I am sore and tired. On Wednesday, I got through my third interval (five were in the...
06-17-22, 05:56 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

BTS - There are lots of teams in the area that...

BTS - There are lots of teams in the area that have social angles. There are also lots of rides in the area that are not owned by teams that have social gatherings afterward. I know some of them...
06-13-22, 02:56 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

Finally got over COVID enough that I don't have...

Finally got over COVID enough that I don't have to down cough syrup multiple times a day, so I've got that going for me, which is nice.

But last night, I had to sprint through the airport to try...
05-30-22, 11:13 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

i tested positive for COVID about 10 days ago. I...

i tested positive for COVID about 10 days ago. I tried to quarantine you keep my wife from getting it but she did.

She has rebounded much better than me. Iím still very up and down. Mowing the...
05-23-22, 07:05 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Point No. 3 crossed my mind too when reading the...

Point No. 3 crossed my mind too when reading the stories of the weekend. He seems like a real POS.
05-18-22, 10:46 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

My company has an unofficial No Meetings on...

My company has an unofficial No Meetings on Fridays policy.

But all that means is that Fridays are the days I can actually schedule all the meetings I NEED to have each week. (My computer...
05-17-22, 05:38 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Spent most of last week in the San Diego area -...

Spent most of last week in the San Diego area - TMonk and Hermes I would have reached out but it was for a family wedding, so my time was booked with family. Anyway, like all things, as I get older,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 06:19 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

It's nice to have a back up pair. Things break...

It's nice to have a back up pair. Things break and wear out. I've broken buckles, velcro loops, BOAs, torn shoes and even cracked soles.

I think a lot of people just keep an older pair as a back...
04-28-22, 06:11 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Did you check that they were working fine and in...

Did you check that they were working fine and in proper condition when you sold them to her? Did you show her they worked fine when you gave her the cash? Did she admit that she broke them?

If you...
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Posted By topflightpro

Nope. You just need to make sure you pick your...

Nope. You just need to make sure you pick your stuff up the day before you race. And confirm what time the registration window closes. I think it closed at noon last year, but I could be remembering...
04-20-22, 05:26 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I will add that my wife has the Garmia Varia...

I will add that my wife has the Garmia Varia radar and loves it. I bought one too, but it does not pair to my head unit. If I needed it though, I'd get the version with the display that showed how...
04-19-22, 05:35 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I'm deaf in one ear. I wear a hearing aid for it,...

I'm deaf in one ear. I wear a hearing aid for it, but not when riding - wind noise and sweat are problems for it.

I don't hear cars or other riders as well as others, but it hasn't been a major...
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Posted By topflightpro

It was a progressive transition for me. I...

It was a progressive transition for me.

I tried going from 40s to 33s, and it was too much. I could not get comfortable on 33s. I then opted for 37s - got comfortable on those, and now I'm on 35,...
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Posted By topflightpro

PM me and I'll share some names with you.

PM me and I'll share some names with you.
03-22-22, 06:57 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I have five bikes: 2 road bikes - one sits on...

I have five bikes:
2 road bikes - one sits on the trainer all the time
1 track bike - I race it on the track regularly
1 gravel/cross bike - for when I don't feel like riding on the road
1 mtb -...
03-18-22, 06:12 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

When I had a truck, I cut a 4x4 to the width of...

When I had a truck, I cut a 4x4 to the width of the rear tailgate with fork mounts. I screwed in eye-bolts at each end and used double sided clips to attach it to the hooks at the back of the tail...
03-09-22, 06:23 AM
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Views: 6,144
Posted By topflightpro

Nice Matt. Also, it's cool to see my old...

Nice Matt.

Also, it's cool to see my old teammate in your pic. Glad he's doing well. He's come a long way since the first time we met - in a pile up.
03-02-22, 06:34 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I had a dream last night that while chatting with...

I had a dream last night that while chatting with some folks, someone decided to take my track bike for a spin, without asking. But because they were smaller than me, they put on a shorter stem,...
02-28-22, 12:14 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

Nope. I learned to stay out of those arguments a...

Nope. I learned to stay out of those arguments a long time ago.
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Posted By topflightpro

Losing a tire due to an insufficient glue job on...

Losing a tire due to an insufficient glue job on the track is not fun - I know from experience. Though gluing may be more of a PIA than tape, it's much less of a pain than recovering from a tire...
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