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10-01-10, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By Pizza Man

I'm doing both! I think Montebello Saturday will...

I'm doing both! I think Montebello Saturday will be a great warm-up for Diablo on Sunday.
Glad I RSVP'd for Montebello.
Good to see so many people interested in the LKHCs, but sad to see that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By Pizza Man

My new team for 2011 will be going with the MASI...

My new team for 2011 will be going with the MASI Evoluzione as our team bikes, mostly due to the price point. Kind of odd for me ordering a frame that I really know nothing about and can't find any...
09-22-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,996
Posted By Pizza Man

I plan to be there & I've got a 1st wave number! ...

I plan to be there & I've got a 1st wave number!

Only problem is that I have to be back in SF by 2PM for a charity event or my wife won't let me go. Scott (or anyone else), do you remember...
07-01-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By Pizza Man

I'll be there. I'm a first timer & looking...

I'll be there. I'm a first timer & looking forward to it!
I'm taking the day off work & going up Friday. (Don't you need to pick up your number by Friday afternoon anyway?)

I haven't thought at...
06-11-10, 12:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,855
Posted By Pizza Man

I saw that. Based on his high number he must...

I saw that. Based on his high number he must have entered late, but they made an exception for him. He's starting where he is because there was a 10 min gap between the women's fields and the 35+. ...
06-10-10, 12:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,855
Posted By Pizza Man

True. Unfortunately I have no other data. There...

True. Unfortunately I have no other data. There was definitely a good head wind last year that accounted for the slower times than 2008.
06-10-10, 12:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,855
Posted By Pizza Man

I don't think the road will be closed to the...

I don't think the road will be closed to the public. I recall passing non participants on the way up in years past.

Also, for those of you doing the TT:
FWIW - I've done it 3 times, 2006, 2008...
06-10-10, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By Pizza Man

If you see a lot of runners out there it's...

If you see a lot of runners out there it's because Sunday is the 100th running of the Dipsea (http://www.dipsea.org) race from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach. I plan to ride my bike over to watch the...
06-08-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,130
Posted By Pizza Man

I usually start rides/races with 2 gu packs under...

I usually start rides/races with 2 gu packs under the elastic on each leg, then put the empties in an empty jersey pocket.

Then at the end of the ride or race when I'm totally bonking I pull them...
06-04-10, 10:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,855
Posted By Pizza Man

Yes, I've entered the 35+.

Yes, I've entered the 35+.
06-04-10, 09:45 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,855
Posted By Pizza Man

Racers are allowed to downgrade from Cat 3 to Cat...

Racers are allowed to downgrade from Cat 3 to Cat 4, but technically by the rules are not allowed to ever downgrade back to Cat 5 since Cat 5 is supposed to be for beginners only and upgrading to Cat...
06-03-10, 02:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,495
Posted By Pizza Man

Often scarier and sadder than reading stories...

Often scarier and sadder than reading stories like this are the comments by so many out there who share the hate toward cyclists.

What makes these peoples lives so bad and makes them so angry...
06-03-10, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By Pizza Man

Yep, I entered over the weekend. Looking forward...

Yep, I entered over the weekend. Looking forward to doing it again, this time in a new age division (40-49)
04-29-10, 10:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,668
Posted By Pizza Man

I've never tried low-carb "beer" (if you can even...

I've never tried low-carb "beer" (if you can even call it beer), but I would have entered the contest for the chance for free bikes, a trip to France and to see Bob Roll's face when I dropped him on...
04-19-10, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By Pizza Man

Awesome video, thanks! Love the power & HR data,...

Awesome video, thanks! Love the power & HR data, that's too cool!
04-14-10, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By Pizza Man

I've done it with a compact (50-34 front, 11-26...

I've done it with a compact (50-34 front, 11-26 back) and was able to keep it in the 50 the whole time, usually climbing in the 50-23 or 50-26. I don't like cross-chaining, but it's better than...
04-14-10, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By Pizza Man

I'm in for the circuit race. I love doing hill...

I'm in for the circuit race. I love doing hill repeats.
04-11-10, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By Pizza Man

The best place to really make a move in this race...

The best place to really make a move in this race is the false flat block after the steep climb. Most people really slow down, and if you have anything left after the climb you can really take...
04-09-10, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By Pizza Man

35+ 1/2/3 Spring Hill for me. What about Sea...

35+ 1/2/3 Spring Hill for me. What about Sea Otter?
04-09-10, 03:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,335
Posted By Pizza Man

Wear the skinsuit. If I were doing a 40 mile race...

Wear the skinsuit. If I were doing a 40 mile race I'd take 2 gu's & keep them under the leg elastic.
04-09-10, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By Pizza Man

I will be there in the 35+ 1/2/3 race. I love...

I will be there in the 35+ 1/2/3 race. I love this course. It's my 2nd favorite criterium course after Nevada City.
04-01-10, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,018
Posted By Pizza Man

Also, according to the law, as long as you are...

Also, according to the law, as long as you are going the "normal speed of traffic" you are allowed to ride in the middle of the lane. It's not too tough to ride 25mph through Sausalito (which I...
04-01-10, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,018
Posted By Pizza Man

It is not against the law to ride 2 abreast in a...

It is not against the law to ride 2 abreast in a bike lane. Sausalito cops seem to think that's the case but it's not. I often ride with friends side by side, but always move to single file on...
03-17-10, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By Pizza Man

About 20 showed up last night, at least half of...

About 20 showed up last night, at least half of them mice.
There was some filming going on last night & they closed middle drive, so we couldn't do our regular loop.
We went to the Presidio & were...
03-15-10, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By Pizza Man

Tuesday night hard ride/race simulation rides...

Tuesday night hard ride/race simulation rides begin tomorrow night. 6PM, meet on Transverse just south of JFK. Hope to see some new faces/future racers there tomorrow.

Chris
03-08-10, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By Pizza Man

I've used both Williams 19's and 30's for...

I've used both Williams 19's and 30's for training and racing and they are both great all around wheels and you can't beat the price. The company is located in Stockton and Keith Williams offers...
03-03-10, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By Pizza Man

Tuesday & Thursday are the "regular" nights for...

Tuesday & Thursday are the "regular" nights for Polo Field workouts, but with so much rain, it hasn't been too regular this winter..

Once daylight savings begins in 2 weeks, the regular GG Park...
01-28-10, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By Pizza Man

Steve, that's real cool, thanks!

Steve, that's real cool, thanks!
01-09-10, 12:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,967
Posted By Pizza Man

If I had a top of the line TT bike like a Shiv,...

If I had a top of the line TT bike like a Shiv, or a P3C and all the bling that goes along with it (Disk/808 combo, TT helmet, etc.) I'd be much more into riding it.
01-08-10, 01:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,933
Posted By Pizza Man

I ordered mine in early December & received it...

I ordered mine in early December & received it within 10 days. Even though I don't race CX, my CX Category somehow went from Cat 4 to Cat 2. My license still says Cat 1 for road, but I did a hill...
01-08-10, 11:02 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,470
Posted By Pizza Man

That's the only real goal for me too. Glad that...

That's the only real goal for me too. Glad that I'll be racing against guys 10 years older than you.
01-05-10, 11:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,269
Posted By Pizza Man

Pete, thanks for the great photos & write-up. ...

Pete, thanks for the great photos & write-up. It's always great to see old friends & meet new ones at this event. Well done to everyone who came out & made it to the top, and congrats to everyone...
12-25-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,146
Posted By Pizza Man

I'll be out at there tomorrow (12/26) with a...

I'll be out at there tomorrow (12/26) with a couple friends at around 9:30 for 3 repeats up the climb.
Pace will be moderate on the 1st, hard for the 2nd, then race effort for the 3rd.
Come join...
12-22-09, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 267,812
Posted By Pizza Man

Wow, that's some serious improvement! If you can...

Wow, that's some serious improvement! If you can ride 15 min you will likely win whatever category you enter & possibly even the best time overall.

I'll be out there tomorrow around 2:30, then...
12-12-09, 08:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,711
Posted By Pizza Man

Thanks for the info. I don't really care about...

Thanks for the info. I don't really care about the time since I've never done it before. I hope I can convince my friends who I ride with to stop for some of the food. 7 hours sound ambitious, but...
12-10-09, 11:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,711
Posted By Pizza Man

my friend who encouraged me to enter sent me the...

my friend who encouraged me to enter sent me the following message:
"If we're both there, lets slay it together... I've never had anyone that I could ride the whole way with. I'd lay money that we...
12-10-09, 12:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,711
Posted By Pizza Man

I got in. Only took about 5 min. I'm a Death...

I got in. Only took about 5 min.
I'm a Death Ride virgin, this will be my 1st time & I'm real excited!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-09, 01:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,027
Posted By Pizza Man

I didn't see the need in going to 10, but I've...

I didn't see the need in going to 10, but I've switched to SRAM (1st Force, then Red) and am fine with 10. I hope SRAM & Shimano stay with 10 for a while.
11-24-09, 12:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,146
Posted By Pizza Man

I'm definitely doing it (5th year in a row). I...

I'm definitely doing it (5th year in a row).
I did Cat 5 in 2006, P/1/2 in 2007 & 2008 and 35+ in 2009.
I can't decide between 35+ or P/1/2 for 2010. P/1/2 gets to start on the front line. 35+ is...
11-09-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,961
Posted By Pizza Man

The problem with the whole bike vs. car thing is...

The problem with the whole bike vs. car thing is that most drivers see any cyclist and lump us all together as critical mass types. I'm sure that most of us break the law to some extent, some much...
11-02-09, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By Pizza Man

I'm not opposed to the idea of cyclists paying...

I'm not opposed to the idea of cyclists paying their fair share, but I'm sure there would be a lot of argument about what is fair.

I say, if a 5,000 pound car is $5.00 then a 180 pound rider on...
10-27-09, 11:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By Pizza Man

I don't know about that, but supposedly they will...

I don't know about that, but supposedly they will be following the Bay to Breakers route in SF. At work I have a window that faces Howard Street, so I could see them go by as I sit at my desk, but...
10-27-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By Pizza Man

How far is a direct ride from Sacto to Nevada...

How far is a direct ride from Sacto to Nevada City? I think it would be fun to ride from Sac to NC, watch the start, then ride back direct & watch the finish. I assume the tour route will add quite...
10-15-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By Pizza Man

I too have had my bike fittings at Whole Athlete...

I too have had my bike fittings at Whole Athlete and have been very happy with the results.
10-10-09, 06:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,336
Posted By Pizza Man

Ron, Nice report & congrats on beating your...

Ron,

Nice report & congrats on beating your goal time! Good to see you out there today.
10-06-09, 11:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,336
Posted By Pizza Man

Yes, 40+ road race.

Yes, 40+ road race.
10-06-09, 05:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,336
Posted By Pizza Man

Well, it is "Low Key" afterall. :innocent: ...

Well, it is "Low Key" afterall. :innocent:

jinws, thanks for the pics!
10-06-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,336
Posted By Pizza Man

I will be there to finally get a time for OLH. ...

I will be there to finally get a time for OLH.

I'd love to ride for Bike Forums, but lask week when I decided to ride for Western Wheelers I was told I couldn't change teams during the series, so...
10-02-09, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By Pizza Man

Thanks! Yes, the charity we are raising money...

Thanks! Yes, the charity we are raising money for (which is actually trips for kids (http://www.tripsforkids.org/national/donate.htm)) is always in need of kids bikes.
09-30-09, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By Pizza Man

Bikes for Tots - October 17, 2009 - Napa Valley

Here's a plug for my cycling team's annual charity fund raiser to buy bikes for children in need for the holidays.

$75 for the ride (30 or 60 miles) and it includes a post ride Lobster dinner with...
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