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01-20-15, 04:37 PM
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Posted By agoodale

Looks like he briefly touched wheels with the...

Looks like he briefly touched wheels with the rider ahead of him. He's off his saddle before he gets obscured only to reappear wobbling all over the road.

p.s. I love the drink and splash 20...
07-27-14, 07:42 PM
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Views: 256,120
Posted By agoodale

Great videos again. Did you get any of the 2 35+...

Great videos again. Did you get any of the 2 35+ races?
07-22-14, 02:45 PM
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Posted By agoodale

Isn't it obvious? The title says they were...

Isn't it obvious? The title says they were sprinting at 40mph. They reached the realm of impossibility and....boom! ;)
07-02-14, 10:19 AM
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Views: 1,154
Posted By agoodale

How did you answer? ;)

How did you answer? ;)
07-01-14, 12:54 PM
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Views: 6,302
Posted By agoodale

We have a high school Interscholastic league in...

We have a high school Interscholastic league in SoCal now that started in the last 5 years or so. I'm sure that's helping the numbers to some degree.

Maybe some of those kids will turn into...
06-30-14, 02:35 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,302
Posted By agoodale

I believe Strava may actually help more than...

I believe Strava may actually help more than hurt. It gets people interested in "competing" on their bike.

I know several guys in the area who started KOM hunting and are now licensed racers.
...
06-03-14, 05:40 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,924
Posted By agoodale

This issue came up at our last local Association...

This issue came up at our last local Association meeting. It was suggested that the local racers get together and submit a proposal on how they would like the Cat system to work. Here is what we...
06-01-14, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,193
Views: 167,382
Posted By agoodale

Ladera Ranch 35+ 3/4 - 6th The race played...

Ladera Ranch 35+ 3/4 - 6th

The race played out exactly how I thought it would go. The 2-3 guys who are strong enough to make a break stick didn't seem to have much in their legs today. It came...
05-27-14, 10:21 AM
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Posted By agoodale

I've seen that first hand as well. The 3s p*ssy...

I've seen that first hand as well. The 3s p*ssy foot around on the flats and then go ballistic on the climbs. Because they are fresher the times on the climbs are faster than many of the other...
05-20-14, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9,284
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Posted By agoodale

We don't have a "Pictures of you yelling:eek: in...

We don't have a "Pictures of you yelling:eek: in a race" thread so I'll just post this here:

Torrance Crit 35+ 3/4

Rider from Tru flatted in the middle of the chicane and nearly put a few of us...
05-13-14, 09:08 AM
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Posted By agoodale

+1. I get approx. 42.6mph from 200m to the line.

+1. I get approx. 42.6mph from 200m to the line.
05-04-14, 03:26 PM
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Posted By agoodale

Great Park training race, Irvine CA - 40+ ...

Great Park training race, Irvine CA - 40+

Unsuccessful long attack for the win. Barely held on for 5th.
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04-23-14, 09:19 PM
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Views: 6,697
Posted By agoodale

Your tubulars are fine. It's the other guy's...

Your tubulars are fine. It's the other guy's tubulars you have to worry about.
04-18-14, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3,193
Views: 167,382
Posted By agoodale

Don't worry Steve. According to experts that...

Don't worry Steve. According to experts that never happens in amateur crits :innocent:


I envy your postings about the Driveway. I wish we had a series & track like that out here. We do have a...
04-17-14, 07:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,467
Posted By agoodale

I like my feet as dry and as warm as possible. ...

I like my feet as dry and as warm as possible. This is what I do:

Wear wool socks
Put shoes on as normal. Adjust them slightly looser than normal.
Wrap shoes tightly in Saran Wrap from your...
04-17-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 14,700
Posted By agoodale

I know that turn well. It's a bad place to...

I know that turn well. It's a bad place to attempt an outside pass since it's a decreasing radius turn (i think that's the right term). see here:
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Although Ovoleg is drifting wide, and...
04-14-14, 03:53 PM
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Views: 256,120
Posted By agoodale

I hope you weren't hurt too bad and at least...

I hope you weren't hurt too bad and at least learned something from that.
04-08-14, 02:35 PM
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Posted By agoodale

I agree. I find it a good tool when looking at...

I agree. I find it a good tool when looking at races that are out of my normal race area. It's not perfect by far but it gives you a general idea of what to expect.

Just this year promoters in...
04-07-14, 10:09 PM
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Posted By agoodale

Redlands Masters 35+ 373429 Smallish...

Redlands Masters 35+

373429

Smallish field, hot, windy. Every picture my wife took was full of suffering. I'm in the back just latching on to a chase group. Fun race :)
04-02-14, 09:45 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

I posted that I made up my mind several pages...

I posted that I made up my mind several pages ago. No one noticed.



??
04-01-14, 08:04 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

Why don't you clear a whole lot up for everyone...

Why don't you clear a whole lot up for everyone and post what race this was. Name & location.


If your experience trumps everyone else's then put it out there.
04-01-14, 04:06 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

It was about getting bored with teamwork and...

It was about getting bored with teamwork and wanting to race unattached. Along those lines here is an example of when (attemtped) teamwork goes wrong:

This is the only time I've been upset with a...
04-01-14, 11:41 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

I believe Strava calculates it's own distance &...

I believe Strava calculates it's own distance & speeds based on the uploaded GPS data. It ignores the speed & distance from your device's wheel sensor.

This can obviously introduce...
03-31-14, 05:04 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

kph? Anyway...I'm going out for a quick...

kph?

Anyway...I'm going out for a quick little 40 mile ride. I'll be back in an hour.
03-30-14, 10:13 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

Don't bother anymore. It's obvious he hasn't...

Don't bother anymore. It's obvious he hasn't really understood what we've been trying to convey.
03-30-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

I have to admit I've thought of talking to your...

I have to admit I've thought of talking to your teammate about it. I've lead him out for the sprint on our Saturday ride more than a few times.

P.S.

I hit 40+ twice this week on solo rides. ...
03-30-14, 10:00 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

hey now! :D

hey now! :D
03-29-14, 01:16 PM
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Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

Ok. I suppose a more reasonable Internet...

Ok.

I suppose a more reasonable Internet story is that all collected data is flawed in a way that conveniently supports your argument.

The reality is that in large populations there are large...
03-29-14, 11:57 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

Ignoring 4 pages of 40+ speeds because the KOM is...

Ignoring 4 pages of 40+ speeds because the KOM is an anomaly is a little ridiculous. There is a big enough dataset there to prove the point that 40+ sprints are not unusual.
03-29-14, 08:40 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

It's important to note that few people actually...

It's important to note that few people actually post all their races to Strava when looking at this segment. The 40mph sprints go 4 pages deep. Quite a few of the names on there are Cat 3s. Not...
03-28-14, 07:51 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

I thought you did too. The other guy didn't seem...

I thought you did too. The other guy didn't seem to get it.
03-28-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

Horsepower & timing. In my experience most 3/4...

Horsepower & timing. In my experience most 3/4 teams overestimate their power and get on the front too early. Then the leadout bogs down with 1/2 lap to go. Even in the 4s a good leadout should be...
03-28-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

That sounds like fun until you go 8 wide into the...

That sounds like fun until you go 8 wide into the last turn.
03-28-14, 12:52 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

Think of it from the other team's point of view. ...

Think of it from the other team's point of view. If you had a man in the break and then a teammate (me) of one of the other riders in the break went off to join a bridge attempt. What would you do?...
03-28-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

Well they got the jump on the field so they...

Well they got the jump on the field so they already had some distance. Like I said if we went then the other teams would react also. The break wasn't completely out of danger so any move that got...
03-28-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

Not looking for another team necessarily. I've...

Not looking for another team necessarily. I've already decided I'm going to quit and race unattached next year. I just need to race selfishly for awhile. If I blow up in spectacular fashion I...
03-28-14, 11:27 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

"Real Masters of SoCal" - Can you beef up the...

"Real Masters of SoCal" - Can you beef up the drama a bit and then send the synopsis to my people @ Lifetime by Monday? We'll do lunch...
03-28-14, 09:02 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

Actually those are exactly the Masters races I...

Actually those are exactly the Masters races I was originally talking about.

The 3s out here aren't too shabby either. I admit they're not as organized as the Masters teams but they occasionally...
03-27-14, 06:07 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

I am cat 3 but I've switched my priority to the...

I am cat 3 but I've switched my priority to the Masters races. I actually like the fact that they are faster and I'm able to move around in the field easier. Next year I'll get you join you in the...
03-26-14, 11:06 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

haha, they might not. Until I chase down my own...

haha, they might not. Until I chase down my own teammate. Trust me, that would be noticed.
03-26-14, 10:54 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

Masters exclusively. 40+, 35+. Next year I'll be...

Masters exclusively. 40+, 35+. Next year I'll be racing age 45+.

Out here the teamwork is very strong and dictates the Masters races. At a typical race you can expect to have 2 or 3 dominant...
03-24-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

SoCal...where Masters squads have bigger budgets...

SoCal...where Masters squads have bigger budgets than most development Pro teams. This is serious business yo!

Like I said, they'd be cool with helping me out once or twice. But I think I need...
03-24-14, 03:14 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

Ideally I'd like to be on a team where,...

Ideally I'd like to be on a team where, occasionally, I'm the go to guy or wildcard. The rest of the time I would happily work for others on the team.

I just can't take the chances I want to take...
03-24-14, 01:35 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

Now that's more like it. I'm all fired up now!

Now that's more like it. I'm all fired up now!
03-24-14, 01:28 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

Not so much wanting my decision supported. Just...

Not so much wanting my decision supported. Just curious if anyone has gone through the situation before and if it worked out for them.

It's now been about 4 seasons of me just helping out the...
03-24-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

Being honest with myself, right now I am only...

Being honest with myself, right now I am only capable of a top 15, maybe top 10 finish. If I was riding just for myself I would be satisfied with that result and could then work on improving it. ...
03-24-14, 11:40 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,061
Posted By agoodale

Thinking about quitting team and racing unattached...

I've enjoyed racing in SoCal with my local team for the last seven years. Lately though I think racing with the team has been holding me back from improving and getting better results. So, I'm...
03-19-14, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3,027
Views: 256,120
Posted By agoodale

That would be Richard Holec. Ralph got it mixed...

That would be Richard Holec. Ralph got it mixed up. He holds several Jr. BMX championships (not sure if Nationals or Worlds). He's only 16 and hasn't been racing road very long.

He joins our...
03-19-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3,027
Views: 256,120
Posted By agoodale

Nice video. Did you get anything from the 30+...

Nice video. Did you get anything from the 30+ 3/4?
03-19-14, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3,027
Views: 256,120
Posted By agoodale

I wouldn't say that course is in the projects. ...

I wouldn't say that course is in the projects. It's an industrial park in Long Beach. The freeway is just to the right on the video which is why that side of the course tends to be dirty. There is...
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