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01-29-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,738
Posted By cold turtle

I wish lol. But yeah, if plotted...

I wish lol.

But yeah, if plotted differently, this chart would more-or-less look like a bell curve. To explain the reasoning behind the general idea of the top riders being closer, think about it...
01-22-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,147
Posted By cold turtle

I have power displayed on my Garmin during road...

I have power displayed on my Garmin during road races, but don't really look to it for guidance. Maybe on a long (20+ minute) climb I might take a few looks to judge if my legs are really as good or...
10-15-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,365
Posted By cold turtle

If only we all had wphamilton's ability to see...

If only we all had wphamilton's ability to see through trees with xray vision, we would be much safer on our bikes.
10-15-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,035
Posted By cold turtle

I've been in too many races to count where I...

I've been in too many races to count where I finished 3rd in the Cat 1 and got a smaller payout than the Cat 3 winner - usually a "sprinter" who wouldn't make it tot the line with the front group in...
10-10-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By cold turtle

A lot of good answers above. Collegiate...

A lot of good answers above.

Collegiate racing is an awesome experience. I participated in grad school after being a collegiate runner during my undergrad years. Club sports give you most of the...
10-10-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,754
Posted By cold turtle

I learned the importance of having a backup bike...

I learned the importance of having a backup bike last year when I put a crack in the top tube of my Tarmac in a seemingly innocent crash in the first crit of a big weekend of racing. Now I have an...
08-20-18, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By cold turtle

It makes more sense than including disc brakes on...

It makes more sense than including disc brakes on a racing bike.
06-29-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,810
Posted By cold turtle

Elapsed time Speed 3s power Last lap time ...

Elapsed time
Speed
3s power
Last lap time
Avg lap time
Last lap power
Avg lap power
05-01-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By cold turtle

How does your team split money from primes?

Took a cash prime last weekend and the guys told me to keep it for myself. Wondering if this is normal or if most teams split them like regular prize money.
05-01-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,362
Posted By cold turtle

I just love the fact that in 2018 they use toe...

I just love the fact that in 2018 they use toe straps as example, and couldn't be bothered to put in anything about electronic shifting.
04-17-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,550
Posted By cold turtle

Is working in the break going to help you or a...

Is working in the break going to help you or a teammate win the race? If it is, you should work, if it isn't you probably shouldn't unless you're a continental pro in a world tour race and your...
02-13-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,428
Posted By cold turtle

Just be glad they didn't schedule your state...

Just be glad they didn't schedule your state championship the same weekend as Elite Nationals, which our LA has done.
01-16-18, 01:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,457
Posted By cold turtle

Yep. I've done probably 100 races crash-free...

Yep. I've done probably 100 races crash-free since the last time I went down, which was in a rainy collegiate A RR last year. Survived the lower categories completely crash free too. But I crashed...
12-08-17, 10:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,454
Posted By cold turtle

People just think the first crit is sketchier...

People just think the first crit is sketchier because they've forgotten how sketchy crits are during their time off from racing.
07-14-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,201
Posted By cold turtle

Or, I know it's a long shot but hear me out, the...

Or, I know it's a long shot but hear me out, the other guy's meter could be reading high.
07-10-17, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 62,763
Posted By cold turtle

Why? Because it's the national championship. If...

Why? Because it's the national championship. If there's a problem with race distances, it is that most road races are too short.
06-14-17, 09:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,718
Posted By cold turtle

OP, I came from college running to competitive...

OP, I came from college running to competitive cycling after I graduated and so far it is going well. I was more of a distance than a mid-d guy, but not quite as talented as you (9:0X steeple, 14:4X...
04-23-17, 06:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,387
Posted By cold turtle

Someone who races on a pro team.

Someone who races on a pro team.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-17, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By cold turtle

A reflector mount usually works fine if you have...

A reflector mount usually works fine if you have one readily available.
The K-Edge mount looks a lot more pro, but functions just about the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-17, 01:20 PM
04-17-17, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,593
Posted By cold turtle

"No TT helmets allowed." Is this actually enforceable?

Saw this on the flyer for a stage race: NO AERO EQUIPMENT ALLOWED (No TT bikes, aero bars, TT helmets or disc wheels allowed. Aero wheels welcome)

I'm used to seeing mass-start legal equipment...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 7,247
Posted By cold turtle

I've never understood the reasoning behind those...

I've never understood the reasoning behind those first two points. Shouldn't we blame the 2nd - 5th place riders for not creating any drama, rather than blaming the winner. And many of the riders...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 7,247
Posted By cold turtle

Rusty Woods

Rusty Woods
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,604
Posted By cold turtle

Especially on those extra-heavy Sky TT bikes.

Especially on those extra-heavy Sky TT bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-17, 01:20 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,350
Posted By cold turtle

Coincidence that the two most high-profile riders...

Coincidence that the two most high-profile riders on disc brakes have already crashed this year?
02-20-17, 11:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,595
Posted By cold turtle

The trailer didn't magically appear when he...

The trailer didn't magically appear when he started making the turn.
02-20-17, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,954
Posted By cold turtle

Black helmets are fine

Black helmets are fine
02-20-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,547
Posted By cold turtle

Last week. PSA: Make sure your rear...

Last week.

PSA: Make sure your rear quick-release is securely tightened before doing a sprint workout.
02-17-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,700
Posted By cold turtle

When they changed the rule to allow radios, it...

When they changed the rule to allow radios, it appears that they removed the prohibition on phones.

2016: 1J6. Riders may not use radios, telephones, or other such
communication devices. No...
02-15-17, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By cold turtle

Just to clarify, this didn't happen to me, but to...

Just to clarify, this didn't happen to me, but to someone else on my team. I don't think he is too worried about 10-20 bucks and a few points. I was more just curious as to what usually happens, as...
02-15-17, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By cold turtle

If the person who beats you is sanctioned for doping...

... should you receive prize money for finishing one place higher? What about upgrade points?

The USADA press releases usually contain this sentence: "[doper] has been disqualified from all...
02-03-17, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,936
Posted By cold turtle

Speed Elapsed Time Lap Time Last Lap Time ...

Speed
Elapsed Time
Lap Time
Last Lap Time
3s Power

Never really look at the last 3 unless I'm in a solo break.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-17, 04:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,148
Posted By cold turtle

No wonder Froomey had so much trouble with that...

No wonder Froomey had so much trouble with that spare bike on Ventoux. Couldn't find the button for the motor. :)
01-06-17, 10:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,403
Posted By cold turtle

This

This
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-16, 11:07 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,424
Posted By cold turtle

Did about 11,000 miles this year.

Did about 11,000 miles this year.
12-16-16, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,700
Posted By cold turtle

I'm not sure how I feel about this. Anyone here...

I'm not sure how I feel about this. Anyone here raced with radios before?
12-14-16, 10:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,132
Posted By cold turtle

In my graduate traffic engineering class, we were...

In my graduate traffic engineering class, we were taught that research shows that it is best (in terms of safety) to set the speed limit at the speed that drivers want to drive on the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-16, 05:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,759
Posted By cold turtle

My new Evo

My new Evo
11-07-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,010
Posted By cold turtle

From the MUTCD...

From the MUTCD http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/pdfs/2009r1r2/part9.pdf

The Shared Lane Marking shown in Figure 9C-9 may be used to:
A. Assist bicyclists with lateral positioning in a shared lane with...
10-29-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,562
Posted By cold turtle

Fluid2

Fluid2
10-24-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,019
Posted By cold turtle

Taking a break between seasons?

Back when I was a runner, We would take a 1-2 week break completely off from running. Do cyclists typically do the same thing, or is it not necessary since the body doesn't take as much of a...
10-14-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By cold turtle

The only reason how you ride matters is because...

The only reason how you ride matters is because it could indicate potential to win in the future. So, yeah, I guess winning is all that matters.
09-27-16, 12:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,657
Posted By cold turtle

I am curios how this new tech will determine...

I am curios how this new tech will determine whether the phone's owner is a driver or a passenger.
09-22-16, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,668
Posted By cold turtle

Yes because sharks don't have a set of laws that...

Yes because sharks don't have a set of laws that define whom they can and can't eat.
09-22-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,067
Posted By cold turtle

"His big sack would be hard to handle"

"His big sack would be hard to handle"
03-31-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,876
Posted By cold turtle

1. Twice. Both in crits. Once hit the barriers...

1. Twice. Both in crits. Once hit the barriers hard trying to avoid a crash in front of me in a corner. Other one went down pretty softly.

2. Carbon

3. No. My body protected it pretty well.
...
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