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08-07-17, 09:41 AM
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Posted By tararogue

Yeah, I'm trying to figure out if I even ENJOY...

Yeah, I'm trying to figure out if I even ENJOY racing at all - really I'm in it for the adventure and the ability to hang, too. The racing seems to take the fun bits out for me.
08-07-17, 09:14 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,628
Posted By tararogue

Really appreciate all your advice, and the bit...

Really appreciate all your advice, and the bit about PRs on Strava. I like that mindset and I'm still making PRs.
08-03-17, 06:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,628
Posted By tararogue

This bit about the suffering is the most...

This bit about the suffering is the most psychotic and accurate advice I think I've ever received? So much about this sport IS about suffering. And for some reason, we enjoy it. THANK YOU for this.
08-03-17, 06:35 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,628
Posted By tararogue

I've done about a handful of track races. I suck....

I've done about a handful of track races. I suck. I have zero competitive drive so I'm really just out there to have fun, finish races, be safe and get stronger. I'm still trying to figure out if I...
08-03-17, 06:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,628
Posted By tararogue

thanks for this suggestion (and all the others!)....

thanks for this suggestion (and all the others!). When I really started taking riding more seriously two years ago I did a lot of indoor intervals and I think it was quite helpful. I need to get back...
08-03-17, 06:14 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,628
Posted By tararogue

I ride a Surly Straggler, Knard 650b tires....

I ride a Surly Straggler, Knard 650b tires. Straggler 650b | Bikes | Surly Bikes (http://surlybikes.com/bikes/straggler_650b/bike_specs)

I know it's not built to be a speed demon, for the record.
07-28-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,628
Posted By tararogue

Welp, I'm super new, like new to racing this...

Welp, I'm super new, like new to racing this year, but way to sound super arrogant and condescending about it, dude! 'Preciate it.
07-28-17, 12:24 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,628
Posted By tararogue

I always thought clipless was this:...

I always thought clipless was this: http://bicyclehabitat.com/images/library/site/clipless_shimano_spd_f.jpg

And clips were this:...
07-28-17, 12:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,628
Posted By tararogue

I was clipless but do road clips now. MOAR POWER.

I was clipless but do road clips now. MOAR POWER.
07-28-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,628
Posted By tararogue

Increasing speed? stuck around 15MPH

Hi all!

I've been a bike commuter for years (fairly short lengths, around 10-15 miles) but upped my riding length to about 20 miles a day 3-4 days a week. I also started racing this year, both...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,688
Posted By tararogue

I have about a 16 mile ride each way, and I'm...

I have about a 16 mile ride each way, and I'm finding my poached eggs and 1 piece of toast are just NOT doing it for me. Needs moar carbs. I think I'll start just doing two pieces of toast with PB...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,470
Posted By tararogue

you've all given me some stellar advice. It's...

you've all given me some stellar advice. It's super appreciated! I actually just bought my first set of rollers. Psyched to learn how to use 'em!
Replies: 24
Views: 2,470
Posted By tararogue

I've already taken it and I'm taking it again...

I've already taken it and I'm taking it again with my new team in May. I guess I didn't realize that jumped you to cat. 4?
Replies: 24
Views: 2,470
Posted By tararogue

Wellllll, variables vs. problematic...yeah. ...

Wellllll, variables vs. problematic...yeah.

I'm a road cyclist. I mostly ride solo, so all of this is new for me. I do recognize that at times I'm totally trying to boil the ocean and learn all...
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Views: 2,470
Posted By tararogue

Ha! I get it. ;) Right on, dude. I totally...

Ha! I get it. ;)

Right on, dude. I totally get what you're saying. I guess I was asking a forum as opposed to an "expert" because I wanted feedback from people with various experiences, interest...
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Views: 2,470
Posted By tararogue

This is all immensely helpful. Thank you! Very...

This is all immensely helpful. Thank you! Very good point about getting stronger as the season goes on. I've never done anything like this before and that provides some clarity.

My upper body...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,470
Posted By tararogue

hey! I appreciate the helpful feedback! But this...

hey! I appreciate the helpful feedback! But this comment feels a little unnecessarily snide. This is a forum. I was looking for input and "feedback," not for an A to Z training regimen, just sharing...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,470
Posted By tararogue

New to a track team this year, 8 weeks to train.

Hi all!

I'm from Minneapolis and started riding track last year at the outdoor velodrome we have here (which is amazing and so much fun). This will be the first year I'm racing so I've joined a...
10-19-15, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By tararogue

Yeah, I think I actually DID just have a bug. :)...

Yeah, I think I actually DID just have a bug. :) All seems ok now.
Forum: Great Lakes
10-13-15, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By tararogue

What to Wear Between Seasons: Autumn to Winter

So, it's getting to be that time of year. The cold wind blew through Minneapolis yesterday and I think other than a few warmer days (like 67 tomorrow) it's going to start getting cold.

Anyone...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-13-15, 05:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,957
Posted By tararogue

I live in South Minneapolis and commute to the...

I live in South Minneapolis and commute to the North Loop (just past downtown) for work.

It's starting to get cold again!
Forum: Great Lakes
09-28-15, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 804
Posted By tararogue

SO bummed that I missed this!

SO bummed that I missed this!
Forum: Commuting
09-28-15, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By tararogue

"In between seasons" cycling shoes?

Hey all,

I hail from Minneapolis and bike a good 14 miles a day. We're just now starting to hit that cooler weather stride, and I'm wondering if anyone from a similar environment has any input?
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09-25-15, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By tararogue

A month into commuting - can your digestion switch on you?

Hi, all!

So, about 5 years ago I used to bike about 10 miles a day (or more), and noticed no real change in my digestion.

But now I'm 35 and biking 13 miles a day, and I feel like I'm either...
Forum: Introductions
09-25-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By tararogue

Hello from a Minneapolis bike commuter!

Hi, all!

I have been bike obsessed all my life, but just recently got a new job which was reason to ride further 3 days a week (2 days are work from home). I bike around 13 miles a day on...
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