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Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Radish_legs

Thanks. I'm kinda embarrassed how long it took me...

Thanks. I'm kinda embarrassed how long it took me to make that video. All for fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 01:21 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Radish_legs

Group ride sprint finishes are the most important thing in my life

Here's one from yesterday's group ride.

https://youtu.be/QWZ_k_xU_Iw
07-21-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13,727
Views: 707,143
Posted By Radish_legs

Fun little group ride sprint yesterday. ...

Fun little group ride sprint yesterday.
https://youtu.be/QWZ_k_xU_Iw
07-20-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5,832
Views: 380,129
Posted By Radish_legs

is there really a performance advantage to...

is there really a performance advantage to carbon-soled shoes? I've only used nylon soles.
07-20-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 8,428
Posted By Radish_legs

furious ferret is right. it's never been easier...

furious ferret is right. it's never been easier than right now to dope. I hears commercials for Low-T on local sports radio all the time. You go to the doctor, you get a prescription. You are never...
07-18-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,156
Posted By Radish_legs

I did a 45 min climb a couple weeks ago at...

I did a 45 min climb a couple weeks ago at altitude. 2nd day for me at altitude. Pretty spent (went hard), a little bit of a cross tailwind, had a one man leadout almost the entire way (everyone else...
07-17-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By Radish_legs

The promoter has a team of people that take care...

The promoter has a team of people that take care of this stuff. I have contacted two of the underlings to request fixing it. I have not "escalated" it to the actual promoter himself. I have not put...
07-17-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By Radish_legs

I have the same issues of real life, and perhaps...

I have the same issues of real life, and perhaps the promoter can't be bothered to provide customer service, and I can't be bothered to participate in his races. If it was a huge hassle to fix, ok...
07-16-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By Radish_legs

Yes, I won. And I am 10th on USA cycling.

Yes, I won. And I am 10th on USA cycling.
07-16-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By Radish_legs

Never ascribe to malice that which may be better...

Never ascribe to malice that which may be better ascribed to incompetence.

It's good customer service to get the results right.
07-16-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By Radish_legs

I called USA cycling, and they said it can just...

I called USA cycling, and they said it can just be reuploaded. So now I'm circling back to the "promoter team" and asking them again to fix it. We'll see what happens.
07-09-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By Radish_legs

Incorrect results in USA cycling. Any way to fix?

Quick recap: won a crit, official posted results in the minutes after showed me as 1st place. I have a picture of said posted results. So that's not in dispute. I also have video of the race. But...
06-26-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,664
Posted By Radish_legs

I had bought a 140mm stem from ebay. Someone...

I had bought a 140mm stem from ebay. Someone commented to me that it looked longer than 140. I measured it. It's 150. <smh>. I've been riding now on a 150mm stem for quite a while. I didn't even know...
06-25-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,187
Posted By Radish_legs

This is called anti-autologous-doping. You remove...

This is called anti-autologous-doping. You remove RBCs just before a race to reduce performance for weeks. Very rarely performed at the World Tour level.
06-25-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,502
Posted By Radish_legs

For me, the most fun group ride is the "race...

For me, the most fun group ride is the "race ride" which has no traffic lights and a designated finish line. And team tactics come into play. It's basically a 50 mile road race. Every Saturday that I...
06-25-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5,832
Views: 380,129
Posted By Radish_legs

It's because with speedplay there is a greater...

It's because with speedplay there is a greater chance of becoming accidentally unclipped, and that's a big-time disaster on a track bike.
06-24-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5,832
Views: 380,129
Posted By Radish_legs

A teammate of mine says you get better power...

A teammate of mine says you get better power transfer with a LOOK type pedal compared to speedplay. Bogus? or True?
06-10-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,943
Posted By Radish_legs

There's something to be said for being young....

There's something to be said for being young. I've seen young guys make huge gains in half a season.

One young guy, my rival when I was a 4. We raced in the C crit. He just got third in the 1/2...
06-07-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,943
Posted By Radish_legs

In the A crit I do, they gutter like crazy. It's...

In the A crit I do, they gutter like crazy. It's something you have to be thinking about all the time. Doesn't happen as much or as fast in the B crit. Great job having the fitness to be there. The...
06-05-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,943
Posted By Radish_legs

Last night B crit. Made bonehead move and didn't...

Last night B crit. Made bonehead move and didn't follow the two riders who were in winning break. I did a half-hearted solo bridge attempt, but gave up pretty quick and went back to the field. My...
06-03-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,829
Posted By Radish_legs

bingo

bingo
05-31-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,664
Posted By Radish_legs

With the new setup, 38 alum aero bars and 140mm...

With the new setup, 38 alum aero bars and 140mm stem, I'm definitely more aero on the bike (I think). People tell me I look lower and more aero. There is still some question in my mind whether I can...
05-31-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,749
Posted By Radish_legs

thank you sir, I agree completely.

thank you sir, I agree completely.
05-31-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,749
Posted By Radish_legs

When the break laps the field

Here in Tolley's video in the Texas state crit champs, the breakaway laps the field. Then Matrix lapped riders in the field go to the front and drive the race (one of their guys was in the break),...
05-30-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13,727
Views: 707,143
Posted By Radish_legs

They say train low, rest high. Not putting out...

They say train low, rest high. Not putting out power at altitude is probably not helping much. But perhaps the sleep/rest at altitude can.
05-30-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,943
Posted By Radish_legs

B race, third. Two of my teammates attacked...

B race, third. Two of my teammates attacked repeatedly trying to initiate breaks. Finally one stuck. Two-man break. Bridging attempts failed. We got 2nd in the break. I won the field sprint. So 2nd...
05-28-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,615
Posted By Radish_legs

I had 2 teammates tonight that were taking turns...

I had 2 teammates tonight that were taking turns attacking. Eventually the elastic snapped and another guy joined him, and those two rode away to 1-2. I won the field sprint pretty decisively in a...
05-28-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,615
Posted By Radish_legs

The issue of moving up from B crit to A crit

I'm debating what to do with the weeknight crit that I do. Last year in the B crit, I had maybe two 2nds, and 1 3rd. This year it was my goal to finish 1st. I accomplished that last week, after...
05-24-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,593
Posted By Radish_legs

I was saying it's the lack of these kinds of guys...

I was saying it's the lack of these kinds of guys on the Race scene that is the problem.

This video is evidence that such races exist. I don't think there is any such race in my area.
05-23-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,593
Posted By Radish_legs

The guy on the left who was dropped half a lap...

The guy on the left who was dropped half a lap in....at the very end he posts before he crosses the finish line. And he talks about what the officials said to him. :lol:
05-23-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,593
Posted By Radish_legs

This video is evidence of why racing is dying....

This video is evidence of why racing is dying. This is the most Cat 5 video I have ever seen, with the most naive and uninformed takes I have ever heard in a race analysis, yet it is funny, fresh,...
05-22-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 46,531
Posted By Radish_legs

Sorry for bumping this, but I thought it was...

Sorry for bumping this, but I thought it was worth putting down one more sign post. Not quite 4 years later from when I first posted this thread, won the B crit for first time.
05-22-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,943
Posted By Radish_legs

Raced last night, B race (Cat 3/4) again. So last...

Raced last night, B race (Cat 3/4) again. So last 2 times I race it, I was 2nd. This time 1st. My first time to win a B crit. It was my season goal to win this B crit. Bunch finish. Probably only two...
05-15-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,495
Posted By Radish_legs

In the weeknight crits I do here in the Dallas...

In the weeknight crits I do here in the Dallas area, the women's fields are very small. Like just a handful of women. The promoters have done things to spice things up, like "women race free" nights....
05-15-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,495
Posted By Radish_legs

Will it mean WNBA gets paid the same as NBA? That...

Will it mean WNBA gets paid the same as NBA? That would be great.
05-15-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,943
Posted By Radish_legs

Tuesday Night Crit last night B race (my 4th of...

Tuesday Night Crit last night B race (my 4th of the year) - 2nd.

Was in something like 3 breakaways, very taxing race, and poor awareness on my part in terms of what was actually going on behind...
05-07-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,664
Posted By Radish_legs

what is grip tape? Like skateboard sand paper?

what is grip tape? Like skateboard sand paper?
05-07-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,087
Posted By Radish_legs

35+ Masters in Texas is just Cat 4/5. So that...

35+ Masters in Texas is just Cat 4/5. So that eliminates Cat 3s and up. It's probably the least competitive category, with possibly the exception of Cat 5s. So yes, I would expect those in that...
05-07-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,664
Posted By Radish_legs

How far up should I wrap these aero bars? Will...

How far up should I wrap these aero bars? Will wrapping the tops allow me to do IAB?
05-06-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,664
Posted By Radish_legs

Switching to narrow bars

I'm in the process of switching from 42cm bars to 38 cm bars. I have no idea what it is going to feel like. I'm done with the install maybe later today. There is a crit race tomorrow.

Would it be...
05-06-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,087
Posted By Radish_legs

In Texas 35+ 4/5 is a racing category in master's.

In Texas 35+ 4/5 is a racing category in master's.
04-19-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13,727
Views: 707,143
Posted By Radish_legs

I'm actually going to change my bike setup to...

I'm actually going to change my bike setup to address fit. When I look down my front hub is well in front of my handlebars. I need to be longer so that I can be more forward in the sprint. I think...
04-19-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13,727
Views: 707,143
Posted By Radish_legs

One of our best local masters sprinters--really...

One of our best local masters sprinters--really big guy, well over 220lb I think. He hit the weights all winter, and he is sweeping all the 50+ races. He went from a nobody Cat 4 fodder fat guy 2...
04-19-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13,727
Views: 707,143
Posted By Radish_legs

Thanks. One of my fellow cat 3s on my team has a...

Thanks. One of my fellow cat 3s on my team has a similar power sprint profile. But he does stuff like this on the actual group rides, not when rested and practicing. It's one thing to do it when...
04-19-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13,727
Views: 707,143
Posted By Radish_legs

I've been practicing my jump and sprint. I had...

I've been practicing my jump and sprint. I had not hit 1300w in quite some time before I started practicing. In just over 2 weeks of practice, I've started hitting over 1300w. And in crit races, have...
04-17-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,943
Posted By Radish_legs

2nd place in the B. Due to complaints, I made a...

2nd place in the B. Due to complaints, I made a shorter video with voiceover. Last 3 laps. It was very windy. Usually on days like that, a break gets away. I was a bit more attentive in this race...
04-17-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,882
Posted By Radish_legs

two goals: 1) 300w threshold power...

two goals:

1) 300w threshold power (achieved)
2) 1st place in B crit (very close to achieved)
3) I'll add another more lofty goal, aspirational. Podium in A crit. Everything would have to go...
04-16-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,943
Posted By Radish_legs

There are guys on my team who are known for...

There are guys on my team who are known for chasing teammates just for the hell of it every once in a while. I asked teammates about it after a particularly egregious example. I was told he had been...
04-12-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,943
Posted By Radish_legs

It was a bit windy (12mph). But my position is...

It was a bit windy (12mph). But my position is not the most aero. I bought a spec allez sprint, it has a longer and lower reach than my prior bike, but I think it could be longer and lower yet still...
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