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11-17-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,642
Posted By furiousferret

About a third of our population is not...

About a third of our population is not responsible enough for social media.... I have been on a gamer forum for 20 years and after that game died its turned into a racist, anti semitic, conspiracy...
11-04-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,801
Posted By gsteinb

I have no idea who this is or what it's about. Is...

I have no idea who this is or what it's about. Is it the Qanon replacement?
11-03-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,801
Posted By TMonk

I'm a hater. I hope this means that they won't...

I'm a hater. I hope this means that they won't bully the criterium scene in socal so much. Every race is basically a Legion TTT before the inevitable Justin or Cory sprint. I mean, it's cool to be a...
11-02-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,801
Posted By Hapsmo911

L39ion goes continental

Good news on this typical monday for me. Hope they can secure and maintain sponsorship..
...
10-14-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5,417
Views: 331,289
Posted By gsteinb

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10-12-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,882
Posted By Yep

Did my first UK hill climb yesterday. (top 10...

Did my first UK hill climb yesterday. (top 10 overall) They're a big deal (in a normal season) over here and mostly take place in September and October. This one was a 2:30 minute effort by the...
10-11-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 51,330
Posted By himespau

Love that quote.

Love that quote.
09-07-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,882
Posted By Cypress

Raced a 117-mile Fondo TT and won. Raced a gravel...

Raced a 117-mile Fondo TT and won. Raced a gravel race and won. Racing another gravel race this weekend and probably won't win. The promoter is expecting some sort of grand battle between Stafano...
08-08-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15,795
Views: 928,593
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Managed 24.4 for 2hrs doing a very, very flat...

Managed 24.4 for 2hrs doing a very, very flat tempo ride going back and forth on a 6.5mi stretch of road. The route was basically for the novelty, I don't think I've even broken 24 for a solo hour...
08-06-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,963
Posted By Hermes

I read Sir Chris Hoy’s book. I am not sure that...

I read Sir Chris Hoy’s book. I am not sure that he ever had a pro license since he raced for British Cycling. Although the queen did knight him. He is famous for World Cup, Olympics, Pan Am Games,...
08-04-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,963
Posted By rubiksoval

Like I said, you have an extremely small sphere....

Like I said, you have an extremely small sphere. It's not representative of amateur or junior cycling in any way, shape, or form.

Your last paragraph is so wildly irrelevant I don't even know if...
08-04-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,963
Posted By rubiksoval

Doge, your perception of cat 1s and amateurs and...

Doge, your perception of cat 1s and amateurs and even juniors is skewed by involvement with a very, very specific elite subgroup of riders.

And when I say skewed, I mean skewed liked the Grand...
08-03-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,963
Posted By rubiksoval

Cat 1s are just the fastest slow people.

Cat 1s are just the fastest slow people.
08-03-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,963
Posted By topflightpro

I think these two points agree. If you do not...

I think these two points agree. If you do not nurture an innate talent or genetic advantage, you will not develop into a world class champion. Doge keeps mentioning all these kids who probably could...
07-07-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,882
Posted By JLTD

We raced again here in UT a couple weeks ago. ...

We raced again here in UT a couple weeks ago. USAC sanctioned this time, and with no racing pretty much anywhere a handful of pro's showed up who'd been in the area training. Quinn Simmons and...
06-30-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5,417
Views: 331,289
Posted By merlinextraligh

Pcad's passing is really horrible news. He was...

Pcad's passing is really horrible news. He was definitely a force in defining BF in the early days. Early on, his posts were quite informative, then he just began going for humor, which also had its...
06-26-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 654
Posted By Beaker

Attn: Bay Area racers The virtual Berkeley Hills Road Race starts July 4th

It's basically been years since I've posted on BF, but I've got a good reason to resurface. I'm currently co-president of the Berkeley Bicycle Club out here in the East Bay region of the greater SF...
06-22-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15,795
Views: 928,593
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

CTL finally cracked 60 yesterday.

CTL finally cracked 60 yesterday.
06-03-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,882
Posted By Wylde06

4.5 mile Merckx TT last night. The (delayed)...

4.5 mile Merckx TT last night. The (delayed) start of our club racing. A poll went out to all members a week or 2 ago asking who wanted to race and something like 86% percent of people said yes..so...
06-01-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,882
Posted By JLTD

We raced this weekend in Utah! No USAC sanction,...

We raced this weekend in Utah! No USAC sanction, but permitted through the county and insured independently. COVID questionnaire and temperature checks at check-in. Limited field sizes (30 per group)...
06-01-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 51,330
Posted By JLTD

We raced in Utah this past weekend. Non-USAC,...

We raced in Utah this past weekend. Non-USAC, but permitted by the county and insured through an independent company. COVID questionnaire and temperature checks at sign-in. Fields were limited to...
05-20-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,156
Posted By Spesh

I miss racing. I miss being on the road.

This strange summer is starting to feel like what's normal for the last 10 years will not be here for at least one.
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04-26-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,211
Posted By Ttoc6

I'll start with a memory of a race that I didn't...

I'll start with a memory of a race that I didn't win. I don't even remember the result. It's the context of the race that matters to me. I was a junior in college (2016) and was in charge of being...
04-25-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,001
Posted By procrit

This post didnít age well.

This post didnít age well.
04-24-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15,795
Views: 928,593
Posted By Ttoc6

Yesterday got a quick little ride in. Kept it...

Yesterday got a quick little ride in. Kept it fast. Super windy! Felt good to ride tempo again

Today got up early and summitted and skied a mountain (Ben Lomond) with a buddy. Not quick. 2 miles...
04-24-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15,795
Views: 928,593
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I tested negative for covid, just regular old...

I tested negative for covid, just regular old pneumonia. Hopefully start spinning again in the next week, but won't rush it.
04-24-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5,417
Views: 331,289
Posted By Cypress

Givin' em the ol' bowling ball

Givin' em the ol' bowling ball
04-23-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5,417
Views: 331,289
Posted By big john

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04-22-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5,417
Views: 331,289
Posted By himespau

Did some quick google conversions, and those...

Did some quick google conversions, and those would only cost $50-70 in today's money (basically asked it to convert $6-8 in '65 money, so I didn't look at the cheap ones). For some reason, I'd been...
04-21-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5,417
Views: 331,289
Posted By big john

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04-21-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,653
Posted By rubiksoval

Position. Especially in crits. If you're...

Position.

Especially in crits. If you're not in the right position before a crucial turn then speed doesn't even matter.
04-18-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5,417
Views: 331,289
Posted By Doge

Lieutenant Dan (channel Forest Gump) was...

Lieutenant Dan (channel Forest Gump) was commissioned yesterday, graduated today. He's coming "home" for a bit as travel is restricted for military.
As an officer he will have access to some of...
04-17-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5,417
Views: 331,289
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Sorry, I can't respect someone that intentionally...

Sorry, I can't respect someone that intentionally runs.
04-15-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 51,330
Posted By furiousferret

I really think racing is going to be lit once...

I really think racing is going to be lit once this is all over, or hope...

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Today on my walk, some lady was yelling at a construction worker for not setting up a cone near a...
04-15-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 51,330
Posted By Ttoc6

ďI know it seems hard sometimes but remember one...

ďI know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there's a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up.... and handle...
04-14-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15,795
Views: 928,593
Posted By TMonk

Jealous of the big ride mattm! I'm planning on 6...

Jealous of the big ride mattm! I'm planning on 6 hr myself Saturday, but it won't be quite that much. I've got plenty of PTO which I was supposed to be using for my honeymoon in 1 month (obv....
04-14-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15,795
Views: 928,593
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Yeah. I just got off the phone with my doctor,...

Yeah. I just got off the phone with my doctor, and she said it sounds like I could've had covid. However there are no tests available, so I was told to call back in a month to see if there are any...
04-14-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15,795
Views: 928,593
Posted By ntnyln

So jealous. When I lived in the Bay Area, HMB to...

So jealous. When I lived in the Bay Area, HMB to SC and back was my traditional long Sunday ride. Tailwind and ocean view on the way down. Headwind and ocean view on the way back. I miss that ride a...
04-13-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 51,330
Posted By furiousferret

I have to quit Facebook. Some of the conspiracy...

I have to quit Facebook. Some of the conspiracy theorists on there are nuts and going down their rabbit hole of links it amazes me how many people think this whole thing is fake or a conspiracy. ...
04-09-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,508
Posted By wktmeow

Tell us more about what we're looking at here. ...

Tell us more about what we're looking at here. Does the kickr core move side to side, or is it just the front end?
04-09-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,653
Posted By burnthesheep

I think this is different worlds for different...

I think this is different worlds for different racing classes. World tour, P/1/2 and maybe 3, 4/5, and weeknight worlds. All different I think.

After my incident, I'm probably going to dip back...
04-06-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,653
Posted By HTupolev

Does position trump speed on a climb? ...

Does position trump speed on a climb?

https://i.imgur.com/4FlvIHl.gif

Depends on the climb, the competition, and the magnitude of the difference in position.
04-06-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,653
Posted By caloso

I have won sprints where I was not the fastest,...

I have won sprints where I was not the fastest, but I timed it better. And I have lost sprints where I was the fastest, but I timed it poorly.
03-22-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5,417
Views: 331,289
Posted By Flatballer

I've got four direct reports. One just came back...

I've got four direct reports. One just came back from Dubai and I have to figure out how to get her desktop set up at home. I think IT can install the VPN client not I'm not 100% yet.

Other guy I...
03-20-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15,795
Views: 928,593
Posted By gsteinb

I feel you. Not being argumentative, but I am...

I feel you. Not being argumentative, but I am saying the absolute opposite though. For me there's more to it all. We're not racing any time soon. I'd be shocked if races are salvaged this year. My...
03-19-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 51,330
Posted By big john

The governor said there was a difference between...

The governor said there was a difference between the Bay Area order and the rest of the state but I'm not clear on the nuances. I'll read up on it some more.
03-19-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15,795
Views: 928,593
Posted By gsteinb

Cranked it pretty good today. I think one of the...

Cranked it pretty good today. I think one of the good internal questions we can ask ourselves is 'why we do this.' Surely it isn't only to race, or to win, since there's really not a lot of that. On...
03-19-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,882
Posted By cmh

Awesome job UD and MattM. Glad you both got a...

Awesome job UD and MattM. Glad you both got a win in before racing shut down.
03-19-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,882
Posted By UmneyDurak

Nice, congrats! Few weeks ago I got that...

Nice, congrats!

Few weeks ago I got that goal completely unexpectedly. Was helping teammate in stage race. Last race was RR. I was attacking, and pushing the pace on ever roller and rise. It was...
03-18-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 51,330
Posted By Clyde1820

Hm. According to data from Statista, the USA has...

Hm. According to data from Statista, the USA has about 6x the number of hospitals, hospital beds and population, give or take, but the USA has about ~14% fewer beds per-capita (of population) as...
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