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03-02-19, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Matt2.8NJ

+1 I've reduced my number of road bikes down...

+1

I've reduced my number of road bikes down to two - one commuter, and one "race, train, all else" bike. Hurts my knee to switch between bikes, so I keep it to a minimum.

Also agree on carbon...
01-17-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,949
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

Along with what Mike said, on the page he linked...

Along with what Mike said, on the page he linked you to, hit the "Also Known As" blue button in the top right of the screen and you can manually update and integrate the data. I found over 20...
01-12-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,949
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

I'd add that plenty. even most, of the very...

I'd add that plenty. even most, of the very experienced racers I know don't hold ill will towards Lance. They recognized the unprecedented swell of attention and cash that it brought to the sport in...
01-12-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,949
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

I aspire to be a good enough master's racer to...

I aspire to be a good enough master's racer to have someone at USADA say "we better test that guy". Joke's on them, all they would discover is elevated levels of gummy bears in my bloodstream.
01-10-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,949
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

I can appreciate your thoughts here. I might call...

I can appreciate your thoughts here. I might call the relationship to our kids racing professionally overseas and license sales somewhat spurious correlation and a paradigm that's past it's prime....
01-10-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 209
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Posted By Matt2.8NJ

Well yeah, totally agree. I think the junior...

Well yeah, totally agree. I think the junior racer population is so vanishingly small due to a number of factors. The support system - friends, family and funds - and number of participants is a...
01-08-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,949
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

Does though in the USA? I'd wager that...

Does though in the USA? I'd wager that especially since 2012 the next generation of kids who would be likely to start racing as a junior don't give a crap about the Pro Tour.

Let's be honest, the...
01-08-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,949
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

I was thinking about this when going through the...

I was thinking about this when going through the license renewal process this year. TBH, I know our national organization can have multiple objectives and support multiple tasks - like sanctioning...
12-04-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,949
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

I'd also be interested to see competitor data...

I'd also be interested to see competitor data from USAC... with declining participation overall for road racing - lower # of events and entries, if there has been a resulting drop (normalized as a...
12-02-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,483
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

HED Jet 4+, does it all well.

HED Jet 4+, does it all well.
11-16-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,744
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

My kids will be 4,6 and 8 this year. I hope to...

My kids will be 4,6 and 8 this year. I hope to get back to consistently beating 5 hrs /week training now that everyone's out of diapers.

10 races with solid results in 5.

Kickass tan.
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10-09-18, 08:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,909
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

I raced on my backup bike last year on a 50x34...

I raced on my backup bike last year on a 50x34 and an 11-23 cassette. Raced also on a 53x39 and 11-25. Didn't event notice the difference during the race.

I can't remember the last time I shifted...
05-23-18, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 856
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

See: Mathew Hayman, 2016.

See: Mathew Hayman, 2016.
04-15-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 374,832
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

Sadly, yes 100% on my 6700 shifters. I...

Sadly, yes 100% on my 6700 shifters. I prematurely replace them, usually every 3 months or so now to avoid problems.
04-12-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,813
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

I'm gonna use this in my next four corner crit on...

I'm gonna use this in my next four corner crit on max volume.:roflmao2:
03-20-18, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 374,832
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

I've just moved from 22mm Conti Comps to the 25mm...

I've just moved from 22mm Conti Comps to the 25mm size tubies (on a 21mm wide carbon rim) and it's a noticeable change in handling - neither good nor bad (depends on your perspective). They do feel...
01-06-18, 07:33 AM
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Posted By Matt2.8NJ

I get that, especially with electronics. I'd say...

I get that, especially with electronics. I'd say that for bike electronics, SRM would be your lone 'buy used' exception.

FYI when I bought my used SRM, it was $150 to service the unit to brand...
01-05-18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 643,055
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

+1 on the SRM. Built like a battle tank. ...

+1 on the SRM. Built like a battle tank.

I'd find a used, less expensive one and send it to SRM in Colorado for tuning. You'll get one back that's super accurate and well built for a low cost...
11-30-17, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3,846
Views: 168,123
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

Yes, but only in the situations where I was...

Yes, but only in the situations where I was totally out of breath, like the end of a race or killing myself up a hill.
11-30-17, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3,846
Views: 168,123
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

I had a version of this done, although it did not...

I had a version of this done, although it did not require fully opening my face. My ENT surgeon called my nose "the worst he's ever seen". It was done in July 2016, and I was only off the bike...
08-02-17, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 62,791
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

I was also in the 35+, also with my head not in...

I was also in the 35+, also with my head not in the finish... rolled in a few places ahead of you. Did the 2/3/4 afterward with better results. The 35+ had a lot of staccato attacks whereas the...
06-23-17, 08:31 PM
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Views: 229,497
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

And rate them well / give feedback on the...

And rate them well / give feedback on the USACycling site too.

Does anyone know if that feedback gets read or disseminated?
06-20-17, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 374,832
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

I have a similar issue on my S-Works, much worse...

I have a similar issue on my S-Works, much worse though on an old pair of Shimano R310 still sitting in my closet.

I was thinking of using this:...
06-17-17, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 374,832
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

I just replaced my 2011 S-Works shoes with the...

I just replaced my 2011 S-Works shoes with the Shimano R321.

OK so far in terms of fitment. Nice quality items, but I've only done 500 miles or so, and the shoes are breaking in, albeit slowly.
06-16-17, 02:07 PM
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Views: 229,497
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

Thanks for expressing that better than I did...

Thanks for expressing that better than I did above. This /\ /\ is what I was trying to get across, Mike. More to do with revenue per field leading to more prize money per field. Unless someone...
06-16-17, 11:18 AM
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Views: 229,497
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

I can appreciate her moral outrage, but the...

I can appreciate her moral outrage, but the economic realities of bike racing promotion dictate that giving massive prize money to tiny fields has little return to a cash strapped event.
04-21-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3,846
Views: 168,123
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

https://tires.tirerack.com/tires/Quietest%20Tires

https://tires.tirerack.com/tires/Quietest%20Tires
04-21-17, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 374,832
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

3k on a set. Not a major upgrade over the Pro4.

3k on a set. Not a major upgrade over the Pro4.
04-21-17, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,390
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

Where do you live?

Where do you live?
04-16-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,719
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

Why the big rush to upgrade? I blew thru the...

Why the big rush to upgrade? I blew thru the 5-->3 upgrade in a few months and look back asking...what's the big rush? Spend the time learning the fundamentals in racing safely and training...
03-10-17, 07:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,270
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

:love: where can I get some of whatever you're...

:love: where can I get some of whatever you're taking?
03-10-17, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,270
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

I bought a new power meter that read 10 watts...

I bought a new power meter that read 10 watts higher on average, and my FTP went up too! The investment clearly paid off.
01-07-17, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,200,224
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

John, the fella in the Redbird kit - is RB a...

John, the fella in the Redbird kit - is RB a local team or club?
08-31-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,497
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

Folks that have done the Mayor's cup in Boston -...

Folks that have done the Mayor's cup in Boston - I'm considering bringing the fam up for the weekend from NJ to do touristy stuff along with the Cat 2/3 race (Boston Children's Museum, etc).

In...
08-31-16, 08:05 PM
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Views: 229,497
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

My team is the hometown team (Doylestown) and...

My team is the hometown team (Doylestown) and I'll be racing the 2/3. It's a tough race. But the arts festival and the bars make the day fun. My team will be set up at the start of the main...
07-10-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,200,224
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

Glad you had fun. That's my regular group. I...

Glad you had fun. That's my regular group. I had surgery on Friday, or I'd have been there with you. Some of the best riding roads in the state in Hunterdon County.

What brings you to NJ?
07-09-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,200,224
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

Another local ride tomorrow morning from East...

Another local ride tomorrow morning from East Amwell Elementary school at 9am. Go to "HunterdonVelo" on Facebook for ride info.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

Michelin Pro4 Endurance - 20k miles with minimal...

Michelin Pro4 Endurance - 20k miles with minimal fuss.
07-09-16, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,200,224
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

High Gear Cyclery I believe has a Sunday ride.

High Gear Cyclery I believe has a Sunday ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-16, 07:19 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,602,800
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

What kind of bar tape is that?

What kind of bar tape is that?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-16, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,894
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

+1, the paint job is supposed to be cobblestones....

+1, the paint job is supposed to be cobblestones. My commuter bike is an '08 Roubaix with a similar paint scheme, but in blue/white.
02-09-16, 06:21 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,409
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

Great info, thanks! The Tuesday night race looks...

Great info, thanks! The Tuesday night race looks promising. Just gotta figure out where to rent a bike, if it's worth the logistical headache.
02-09-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,626
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

Doge - those reg numbers are funny compared to...

Doge - those reg numbers are funny compared to what we see on the East Coast. I can't think of a Cat-2 only race with entrants outnumbering a Cat 3 or Cat4 only race.

Also, more hand cycle...
02-09-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,409
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

I'm going to be in Irvine on March 14-15th on...

I'm going to be in Irvine on March 14-15th on business, with evenings free. Does anyone know of any races or training crits on those dates?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,246
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

Buy a used gem. Tons of 'em out there.

Buy a used gem. Tons of 'em out there.
12-15-15, 07:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,019
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

If you think you're going to run into teammates...

If you think you're going to run into teammates while riding, wear the kit.

if not, wear what you want. Don't overthink things. If you're a nervous hand wringer just wear neutral kit.

also...
11-29-15, 06:18 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,596
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

Improve W/kg to where I was when the kids were...

Improve W/kg to where I was when the kids were born in 2010. 310/165lbs.

Change teams... Riding for an out of state team, solo 98% of the time. Find a nice local outfit here in NJ.

Enjoy...
11-26-15, 07:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,947
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

To cross train, I started to go to the gym at my...

To cross train, I started to go to the gym at my office. Poorly equipped (dumbells go to only 35 lbs) but better than nothing.
11-24-15, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,200,224
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

Richard Lionheart and William Wallace

Richard Lionheart and William Wallace
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-15, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,357
Posted By Matt2.8NJ

Oh, and OK vs OK State should be fun this weekend.

Oh, and OK vs OK State should be fun this weekend.
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