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07-25-18, 08:42 PM
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I vocalized for the first time the other day (to...

I vocalized for the first time the other day (to my brother, when talking about scattering my dad's ashes) that I feel like I'm at the beginning of the end. Until recently I've felt like I was still...
07-25-18, 08:33 PM
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Still on the Live (the artist) kick. Show is Aug...

Still on the Live (the artist) kick. Show is Aug 15th locally. I first/last saw them in 1992, on Aug 15th, so it'll be 26 years between shows if I go. Having said that I'm probably going to go, bring...
07-25-18, 08:22 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

A friend of mine worked for a team/group of...

A friend of mine worked for a team/group of riders (high level - the Masters that do the SoCal scene) who do the Tour of CA route earlier in the day before the actual pro race. They paid him quite a...
07-12-18, 10:29 AM
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Views: 2,138
Posted By carpediemracing

I don't understand your continuing comments on...

I don't understand your continuing comments on this. Call me a liar or whatever and let it go.

I may disagree with some stuff said on the forums but I'm not continually bringing them up, over and...
07-12-18, 10:21 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I don't know how it works now but when I raced...

I don't know how it works now but when I raced briefly in Belgium it seemed that there was a much higher entry cost into the sport but then things were subsidized after.

Mind you, this was 1992,...
07-12-18, 09:38 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I was just kidding, I haven't hit 50 mph in...

I was just kidding, I haven't hit 50 mph in forever.

My last race I avg about 145w and didn't get out of the saddle when the sprint started because I was already so exploded. I think my max speed...
07-10-18, 08:21 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Without seeing the prior 5-10 seconds it's hard...

Without seeing the prior 5-10 seconds it's hard for me to figure out what might have caused the crash.
07-10-18, 08:14 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I hope he recovers quickly. Can you have him stay...

I hope he recovers quickly. Can you have him stay at the vet's if he's not better? We had to have a cat stay at the vet for a couple days here and there.
07-10-18, 08:08 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

For me not really. I like racing bikes (and,...

For me not really. I like racing bikes (and, specifically, doing field sprints). The rest of it, not so much. I deal with the other stuff (training etc) so that I can have fun racing. My fitness is...
07-05-18, 10:38 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks. I'll be back in a bit. Reconstruction...

Thanks. I'll be back in a bit. Reconstruction starts next week so maybe a month or two before things are good, and I hope to have a current computer up in the next couple weeks.

In the last 2...
07-05-18, 10:02 PM
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Views: 2,138
Posted By carpediemracing

all good. I went 50 mph and lost in the last race...

all good. I went 50 mph and lost in the last race I did.

Okay, so in reality I was so done that I never got out of the saddle, but once it gets to the internet it'll be a different story.
07-05-18, 09:21 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

After all the trials and tribulations of this...

After all the trials and tribulations of this season I've decided to write off 2018 in terms of cycling. Everything now is for 2019.
07-05-18, 09:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,138
Posted By carpediemracing

Highest prize I know of personally was $900 for...

Highest prize I know of personally was $900 for first in a 3-4 race (I got 4th, got $90? 2nd was $500, 3rd was $250 so maybe I got $125). Race was Oyster Bay, 1992, maybe 1993. I sat up at 6 to go...
05-29-18, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,307
Posted By carpediemracing

Short answer, yes. In the old days all aero...

Short answer, yes.

In the old days all aero wheel stuff had to be structural, meaning no covers. The first disk wheels had no spokes for that reason. But at some point they started allowing...
05-29-18, 12:26 PM
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Views: 1,307
Posted By carpediemracing

I think your math is good. Remember that you...

I think your math is good.

Remember that you can go deep also. Sean Kelly blazed across some gap at Paris Roubaix before eventually winning it. When asked about it he said it's much better to do a...
05-28-18, 06:47 PM
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Views: 834
Posted By carpediemracing

Although I'm pretty adamant about doing 15-60...

Although I'm pretty adamant about doing 15-60 minutes the day before a race, for day of the race it's not very important. In some of my best ever races I've done almost zero warm up, literally...
05-27-18, 06:42 PM
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Views: 168,625
Posted By carpediemracing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEltz3jhelU ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEltz3jhelU

Love the higher tempo of this performance of Candy O
05-27-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,307
Posted By carpediemracing

In an 8 rider field there's very little room for...

In an 8 rider field there's very little room for a mistake, and it's much more mano-a-mano versus, say, a 40 rider field.

Short answer is that most riders can't actually break away. It's fun to...
05-27-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,138
Posted By carpediemracing

Remember that there's almost no mandatory upgrade...

Remember that there's almost no mandatory upgrade thing. It only happened recently. Before, there wasn't a mandatory "forced upgrade". It was that if you asked for an upgrade you could not be denied....
05-27-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,376
Posted By carpediemracing

That's about all you can do, after the 15 min...

That's about all you can do, after the 15 min protest period.

I've been asked for my helmet cam footage after a couple incidents. In both cases the incident wasn't visible on my video. One was a...
05-21-18, 07:36 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

When it works for you it'll work for you. ...

When it works for you it'll work for you.

You can take heart in doing races just to do them, or sharing some knowledge with less experienced riders, closing a gap for a friend or teammate, etc....
05-17-18, 07:56 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

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:thumb:
05-17-18, 07:56 PM
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Views: 122,128
Posted By carpediemracing

I have similar mats, maybe 15 or so of them, all...

I have similar mats, maybe 15 or so of them, all ruined now. I think I'll just put a thin rug on top of vinyl tile.

For storage I'm thinking the simple geometric pieces from IKEA. We have Expedit...
05-17-18, 07:48 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Sorry :) It's worse now, jamming all the...

Sorry :)

It's worse now, jamming all the stuff from the storage shelves into the room through that doorway. And upstairs, and in the office.
05-17-18, 07:46 PM
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Views: 122,128
Posted By carpediemracing

I'm sorry about the Zwift thing. Generally I have...

I'm sorry about the Zwift thing. Generally I have music for sound and pro bike racing for visuals. I have zero volume on Zwift, only look at the screen to get some reference points (sometimes I've...
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