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02-24-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,910
Posted By gbot

The best racer I personally know hasn't crashed...

The best racer I personally know hasn't crashed in a race in a decade. He almost exclusively races in big crits and wins out of field sprints more than any other way. It's not luck.
02-23-15, 09:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,910
Posted By gbot

Crashes happen, usually you'll just be down some...

Crashes happen, usually you'll just be down some skin, some bibs, and your shifters won't be as pretty anymore. Worse injuries happen to some people. Ride your bike long enough, you'll end up on...
02-13-14, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 642,596
Posted By gbot

Depends how much indoor riding you do. If you...

Depends how much indoor riding you do. If you live somewhere that forces you to be inside for most of the winter, then the Kickr hands down, but ONLY if you use trainerroad. TrainerRoad controlling...
01-24-14, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,024,063
Posted By gbot

General training question - I'm in my first year...

General training question - I'm in my first year of real, structured, power-based training. I got to cat 3 on a healthy diet of JRA but hit a plateau last year and I believe a lot of it was fitness....
07-22-13, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,362
Posted By gbot

Race more. Pack surfing is a skill, but it's not...

Race more. Pack surfing is a skill, but it's not one you can really learn by reading or getting advice from people. You just have to race. In a crit, there's basically always movement happening of...
03-25-13, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By gbot

Mutual of Enumclaw 2013

Does anyone know if this race is happening this year? It's on the WSBA calendar, but their website still shows 2012 and nary a peep from their twitter account.

Would love to do this one if it's...
01-24-13, 10:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,692
Posted By gbot

I upgraded to 3 last year. Had a strong...

I upgraded to 3 last year. Had a strong background in triathlon before I started bike racing, and with that a fairly deep endurance base. I thrashed people in 5 just based on fitness alone. In the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-12, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,222
Posted By gbot

OK, so given that one of these 3 things is likely...

OK, so given that one of these 3 things is likely the cause - what's the remedy?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,222
Posted By gbot

I believe he did retension the spokes as that's...

I believe he did retension the spokes as that's specifically what I asked to be done. This mechanic has built a different wheel for me in the past that's holding up well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-12, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,222
Posted By gbot

Why won't my wheel stay true?

Bought a wheelset from a reputable online wheelbuilder. Wheels showed up, looked great, rode great for about 200 miles, then the rear wheel went way out of true. OK, no problem, went to my LBS, had...
05-09-12, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By gbot

Seeing the same thing in BC. Similar jumps in...

Seeing the same thing in BC. Similar jumps in participation numbers - and unlike CDR's theory, I know it can't be due to nice weather, because we haven't had any until this week.

I'm chalking it...
05-08-12, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By gbot

Chasing the ultimate prize at the local training...

Chasing the ultimate prize at the local training crit? Or a day off. Depends how I feel.
05-08-12, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By gbot

Hard ride before long ride? Or vice versa?

Training for a 95k road race in a month, with a nasty kicker of a climb that gets hit again and again. Heading to an area for 3 days that has hills galore - perfect training grounds for this event...
05-07-12, 10:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,376
Posted By gbot

You outsprinted him for the win. I don't see...

You outsprinted him for the win. I don't see what the issue is?
04-30-12, 03:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,794
Posted By gbot

As any self-respecting placebo would!

As any self-respecting placebo would!
03-23-12, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,957
Posted By gbot

That's all I've got on it. As I said, relative...

That's all I've got on it. As I said, relative newbie so I'm totally ignorant of 'the issue'. As far as message boards in general go tho, well, I've got an almost embarrassing wealth of experience,...
03-20-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,957
Posted By gbot

As someone who hasn't been around here that long...

As someone who hasn't been around here that long and thus doens't know the full story... man.

I've heard of banning people from message boards, but banning everyone else from talking about them?
03-19-12, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,957
Posted By gbot

Wow, terrible to hear. My heart goes out to all...

Wow, terrible to hear. My heart goes out to all involved.
03-13-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,525
Posted By gbot

Lots of good answers already. Just going to...

Lots of good answers already. Just going to focus on this one.

Sizing charts seem to put people on frames that are either the right size, or a bit too big. Not everyone thinks the same on this...
03-12-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,103
Posted By gbot

We need to be more specific. Rocking the...

We need to be more specific.

Rocking the Baby
HTC Phone Call
Deuchy Pistol Shot
Kiss the Necklace
Dirt off my Shoulder
03-12-12, 09:41 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,626
Posted By gbot

That all makes a lot of sense, thanks for the...

That all makes a lot of sense, thanks for the response!
03-09-12, 03:52 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,626
Posted By gbot

Question about this video (more a general...

Question about this video (more a general question but the video illustrates it well) - at about 2:10-2:15, it looks like you're overlapping wheels with the rider in the 'bethel' kit on your left. ...
01-05-12, 05:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,733
Posted By gbot

Studies have confirmed that it's not genetics. ...

Studies have confirmed that it's not genetics. There is an amazing amount of genetic diversity going on in that region.
09-15-11, 03:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,818
Posted By gbot

Some good info in this thread. I'm coming off a...

Some good info in this thread. I'm coming off a base block (ended my season mid-summer this year, had a 3 week layoff, came back pretty refreshed mentally) - and I'm thinking about doing an FTP...
09-12-11, 02:57 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,818
Posted By gbot

Pretty unreasonable. Not only is there not much...

Pretty unreasonable. Not only is there not much transfer between the 3 sports (really, you're probably only doing max 10ish hours a week on the bike right now - which, with everything else added in,...
09-09-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,818
Posted By gbot

I think if you're not doing hard Masters workouts...

I think if you're not doing hard Masters workouts or any real serious intensity, you should be able to keep up swimming while doing hard bike blocks. It definitely has some effect but it's...
07-21-11, 02:48 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 9,240
Posted By gbot

What's Cadel's expectation over Andy in the TT? ...

What's Cadel's expectation over Andy in the TT? Can he put over a minute into him? 2 minutes?
07-18-11, 01:27 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 9,240
Posted By gbot

It's statements like this, combined with what...

It's statements like this, combined with what they do on the road, that make me think the Schlecks didn't exactly win the lottery when it comes to IQ.
06-30-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,392
Posted By gbot

I've been riding for about 5 years now, first 3...

I've been riding for about 5 years now, first 3 racing triathlon, and now in my 2nd of bike racing.

I wasn't the 'lap the field triathlete cat 5 beast' in my first few races, but I did come into...
06-28-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,972
Posted By gbot

Excellent stuff CDR. I think this one applies to...

Excellent stuff CDR. I think this one applies to my racing a lot. I need to know the courses I'm racing better and be able to identify where the best spot to move up is. I race a couple weeknight...
06-27-11, 04:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,972
Posted By gbot

That's always there to try (and I've won like...

That's always there to try (and I've won like that once) but I'm really trying to learn how to win a bunch sprint (or at least be in the mix at the front of one). There are guys I know who can...
06-27-11, 03:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,972
Posted By gbot

Semi-related question for CDR and any of the...

Semi-related question for CDR and any of the other experienced crit racers:

I know that you've said in the past that you're very risk-averse. I'm having trouble figuring out how to get to the...
06-24-11, 03:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,972
Posted By gbot

My other passion is downhill skiing. I've done...

My other passion is downhill skiing. I've done it my whole life, while I've only been seriously into cycling for about 6 or 7 years.

There are two things that skiing and cycling have in common...
06-22-11, 03:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,544
Posted By gbot

Race your bike. That's what it's for. If you...

Race your bike. That's what it's for. If you slide out in a corner usually the most expensive thing that you'll break is a shifter.
06-15-11, 12:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,245
Posted By gbot

I think you definitely want to race more. You're...

I think you definitely want to race more. You're not going to have success unless you're racing a lot more than that.
06-15-11, 11:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,432
Posted By gbot

I've decided to start doing the same thing. ...

I've decided to start doing the same thing. We've got a weekly training crit where the common conception is 'breaks never work on this course'. It's my goal to make a break work. I haven't done it...
06-13-11, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,957
Posted By gbot

Westside Classic RR - 84k 3/4 field. 8 laps...

Westside Classic RR - 84k 3/4 field.

8 laps of a rolling course, with a long downhill backstretch. I was hoping to place in this race to secure my upgrade to cat 3, but knew that I'd be in tough...
06-09-11, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,420
Posted By gbot

http://www.gazillionmovies.com/Actor/C/Cr/Pictures...

http://www.gazillionmovies.com/Actor/C/Cr/Pictures/craig-t-nelson.jpg
06-09-11, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,420
Posted By gbot

The most experienced racer on our team is my...

The most experienced racer on our team is my 'coach'. I pay him nothing and his coaching mainly consists of him yelling at me to stay on his wheel as he rides me off it, repeatedly.

He's helped...
06-01-11, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,277,776
Posted By gbot

That is one big azz bike.

That is one big azz bike.
05-12-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,303,853
Posted By gbot

Well that sucks on various levels. 10hrs + 1hr...

Well that sucks on various levels. 10hrs + 1hr lunch is 'the new normal'? Glad I'm still working the 'old normal' - 7.5hrs + 1/2hr lunch.
05-09-11, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,178,742
Posted By gbot

thanks, makes sense.

thanks, makes sense.
05-08-11, 10:33 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,178,742
Posted By gbot

Question - I've got a pretty heavy 4-week block...

Question - I've got a pretty heavy 4-week block of racing coming up (after a team training trip next weekend) and I'm a bit lost as to how to structure my training during it. I'm pretty used to the...
05-08-11, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,574
Posted By gbot

It's close enough to doping. IMO.

It's close enough to doping. IMO.
05-06-11, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,583
Posted By gbot

My area's first 'weekly worlds' race was this...

My area's first 'weekly worlds' race was this week. Exactly the same thing happened in the 4's race. Thankfully, the guy they 'sent off the front' didn't seem strong enough to get more than a 30'...
05-04-11, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,957
Posted By gbot

first tuesday night crit of the year. Big field...

first tuesday night crit of the year. Big field in the 4's, with one team doing good work to control the front of the race. A small break got a bit of a gap with 2 laps to go and stayed away. ...
04-18-11, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By gbot

Don't look back, keep riding smoothly, tell the...

Don't look back, keep riding smoothly, tell the appropriate people when you see them. In a crit you're never going to be that far away from a corner marshal or other organizer type person.
04-18-11, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,415
Posted By gbot

Don't think you did anything wrong. You had no...

Don't think you did anything wrong. You had no way of knowing if he was really suffering, or was just sitting on waiting for the sprint. Just because you were able to gap him doesn't mean he wasn't...
04-18-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,957
Posted By gbot

Mixed field masters race, 30-39 wave. The race...

Mixed field masters race, 30-39 wave. The race was an 'australian pursuit' format where the oldest guys went off first and then each 10 year wave went off a certain amount of time after. Ours was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,478
Posted By gbot

The chain's on the right way. Also, it doesn't...

The chain's on the right way. Also, it doesn't just happen in the smallest cog, but is worst there. This points to a chain problem I guess, because it's moving across the cogs fastest when it's in...
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