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06-18-18, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By radripperaj

Rockhill has a 1.2 mile circuit closed course...

Rockhill has a 1.2 mile circuit closed course they do races on every thursday evening and every other weekend. it is about 1/4 of a mile from the velodrome.
06-12-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,111
Posted By radripperaj

I love the FSA 386 evo cranks. They bascially fit...

I love the FSA 386 evo cranks. They bascially fit on every bike with an adapter that usually costs around 20 dollars. I got a stages 386 power meter crank arm and now I can just change a pedal and...
06-11-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,111
Posted By radripperaj

The best answer for you depends on many things....

The best answer for you depends on many things. What type of terrain are you riding? gravel or dirt? will there be many hills or will it be mostly flat? The big one in my mind is will you be racing?...
04-26-18, 07:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,709
Posted By radripperaj

exactly!

exactly!
01-02-18, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,883
Posted By radripperaj

I have been racing for a few years as well and I...

I have been racing for a few years as well and I have to say I dont think having base miles is that huge of a deal cross. Im sure there will be some who disagree with me. Im not sure how much time...
12-14-17, 07:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,780
Posted By radripperaj

Dont let the coaching thing hold you back. Have...

Dont let the coaching thing hold you back. Have you read the time crunched cyclist? It is a really good book with several different training plans for people with little time. All you need is 6 hours...
12-14-17, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 358,654
Posted By radripperaj

Hey Jet, I have a question about your fused...

Hey Jet,

I have a question about your fused ankles. My doctor tells me I will need one on my right ankle in the not too distant future. I race cyclocross and wonder how much that will affect my ...
12-12-17, 04:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,761
Posted By radripperaj

Ok I have two videos. I went out today with two...

Ok I have two videos. I went out today with two wooden barriers held in by rebar and I started getting them really consistent. so here are two videos. the first one is of me doing it right.
...
12-12-17, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,147
Posted By radripperaj

the Time Crunched Cyclist book sounds perfect for...

the Time Crunched Cyclist book sounds perfect for what you are wanting to do. It has several different training plans including ones specifically for cx or commuters. and it requres as little as 6...
12-11-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,761
Posted By radripperaj

Hey yall, just wanted to post another video. I...

Hey yall, just wanted to post another video. I decided I wanted to be able to bunny hop on the hoods and not on the tops. It was a little scary at first because I always felt like I was going to...
12-11-17, 07:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,761
Posted By radripperaj

I found the best set up for practicing is to make...

I found the best set up for practicing is to make barriers out of 1 -1/4" pvc with different length legs so you can change the height. have it where there are no legs holding it up the way you are...
11-22-17, 11:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,761
Posted By radripperaj

I agree with all of this pretty much, especially...

I agree with all of this pretty much, especially the last part.
11-20-17, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,097
Posted By radripperaj

I ride/race QR. I havent had any problems riding...

I ride/race QR. I havent had any problems riding them. I know some people talk about their wheels shifting, but I havent experienced this at all.
11-18-17, 08:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,761
Posted By radripperaj

I will say that 90% of the time in my expierence...

I will say that 90% of the time in my expierence it is faster to get off the bike and run a barrier than hop it, because most of the time they come in sets of two. The spacing between them usually...
11-12-17, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,134
Posted By radripperaj

It makes me sad to see he couldnt ride that bike...

It makes me sad to see he couldnt ride that bike with fat tires in that sand. I agree with redlube, definetley a case of sandbagging.
11-10-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,235
Posted By radripperaj

I think it would be interesting to see how much...

I think it would be interesting to see how much if at all the pros actually change front rings when running 2X in cross. Id be willing to be most of them throw it in the big ring and never shift down...
11-10-17, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,235
Posted By radripperaj

well I Imagine he is sponsored by Shimano and...

well I Imagine he is sponsored by Shimano and that is what they want him to run. Pros are going to ride what they are paid to ride. However, When I go to the am cross races almost everyone has 1X. I...
11-07-17, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,706
Posted By radripperaj

I use my PM for training and I also use it to...

I use my PM for training and I also use it to analyze my race afterwards. Each course being different and people attacking at different parts in different ways you really cant gauge using a power...
10-24-17, 10:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,329
Posted By radripperaj

This is what I do. I have a stages power meter...

This is what I do. I have a stages power meter and a dumb trainer.
10-24-17, 06:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,329
Posted By radripperaj

I race cyclocross and have done a few races on...

I race cyclocross and have done a few races on zwift. In cyclocross I have done a few sprints that were around 1000-1200 at the end of races. However, on zwift I rarely hit over 600. the racing is...
10-18-17, 05:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,761
Posted By radripperaj

alright yall, I just finished the final step in...

alright yall, I just finished the final step in my plan. I went to the homedepot but some rebar drove them into the ground and attached the wood to them with pipehangers so i had the real deal...
10-13-17, 05:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,761
Posted By radripperaj

Alright guys another update. I bought some...

Alright guys another update. I bought some supplies after work and made another barrier, This time it is 16 inches high. I took my two barriers out and tried bunny hopping them one after the other. I...
10-13-17, 11:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,761
Posted By radripperaj

Thanks! Yeah i started off with the logs because...

Thanks! Yeah i started off with the logs because they were round and slightly lower. I have done it with some barriers i made out of 1 Inch pvc so they can hold my weight. Those barriers are also...
10-12-17, 08:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,761
Posted By radripperaj

Barrier bunny hop practice

I recently decided I really wanted to learn how to hop barriers. I built some 14 inch practice barriers but was too nervous of them. I started hopping logs instead. I found a 12 inch log a got...
10-10-17, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,038
Posted By radripperaj

The difference between my road bike and my CX...

The difference between my road bike and my CX bike is bascially just the stem length and handle bar height. I like my stem to be about 20MM shorter. My road bike also has the 6 degree stem flipped...
09-30-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,396
Posted By radripperaj

My experience is that weight isnt that big of a...

My experience is that weight isnt that big of a deal in cross as long as you dont get too extreme with it. I am sure some would disagree with me. Most important to me is durability so I can finish...
09-30-17, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,020
Posted By radripperaj

I usually run a mxp rear as well with a mud...

I usually run a mxp rear as well with a mud front. That will usually work in most conditions so you dont have to worry about changing tires. I also run tubular so i can run lower pressure for racing....
09-26-17, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,440
Posted By radripperaj

I used Mastic One and I have had zero problems...

I used Mastic One and I have had zero problems with my glue job so far after a few practices and races. Keep in mind this is my first time and I may have just been lucky. However, after talking with...
09-26-17, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,440
Posted By radripperaj

From what i have read/been told, the tape can...

From what i have read/been told, the tape can help in low pressure situations where the tire might not be as firmly pressed against the rim when it has high pressure. However, I have now done two...
09-01-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,429
Posted By radripperaj

the 25mm tires have a better chance of getting...

the 25mm tires have a better chance of getting you hurt than helping you finish the race. I am like MSU. I have a racing tubular set of wheels with a mud on the front and a intermediate on the back....
09-01-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,593
Posted By radripperaj

I switched to metallic from organic and wont go...

I switched to metallic from organic and wont go back. When I first switched I could tell the initial grab is slightly less. However, Metallic wears out WAY slower than organic. I have worn out a set...
08-19-17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,440
Posted By radripperaj

Alloy rims. I have taken the wheels out three...

Alloy rims. I have taken the wheels out three times now putting some pretty good laps on them at low pressures. Just glue seems to have worked great for me.
08-18-17, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,440
Posted By radripperaj

Thanks! and i like your thinking lol

Thanks! and i like your thinking lol
08-15-17, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,440
Posted By radripperaj

I took my newly glued tires out to a grass field,...

I took my newly glued tires out to a grass field, ran them at low race pressure and tried my best to roll them off with tight turns and off chambers. Everything held on great. no problems at all. Im...
08-13-17, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,440
Posted By radripperaj

Well I just glued it using only glue. We will see...

Well I just glued it using only glue. We will see if I die or not. However, no matter how great it works I can promise this was the first and last time. It was super messy and a pain in the butt to...
08-10-17, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,440
Posted By radripperaj

Tubular tape and glue, or just glue?

Hi, I am mounting my own tubs for the first time. I bought the Belgian kit from cxworld. When I was looking up videos how to glue, some swore by the Belgian way and others swore by just glue. I...
07-19-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By radripperaj

I just got one with the ABS-2 yesterday and used...

I just got one with the ABS-2 yesterday and used it on both schrader and presta. It worked well for both of them. I took a second to figure out what I was doing, but after I did the quality of the...
07-10-17, 11:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,301
Posted By radripperaj

Im pretty sure the big difference is the attack...

Im pretty sure the big difference is the attack wasnt started until after Froome had his mechanical. However, when it came to Dan Martin the attacks had already begun down the mountain before he fell.
07-05-17, 12:36 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 17,296
Posted By radripperaj

Hasn't Sagan won the green jersey in every tour...

Hasn't Sagan won the green jersey in every tour de france he has been in? Im thinking they found an excuse to make the green jersey competition exciting again.
Replies: 92
Views: 9,128
Posted By radripperaj

Being a cyclocross racer who just recently...

Being a cyclocross racer who just recently started trying track, I had to consult a chart to see what 120" is. HOLY CRAP!!! 120" is around 49x11 that is me trying to start with almost my biggest gear...
06-26-17, 02:54 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,589
Posted By radripperaj

Im in! I never do well in these things but its...

Im in! I never do well in these things but its still fun to play :)
06-26-17, 02:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,958
Posted By radripperaj

Tubulars

Tubulars
Replies: 92
Views: 9,128
Posted By radripperaj

Doesnt this depend on each person individually?...

Doesnt this depend on each person individually? Kind of like how different motors produce their max HP at different RPMs, Different people produce max power at different RPMs?
Replies: 2,476
Views: 233,576
Posted By radripperaj

:thumb:

:thumb:
Replies: 2,476
Views: 233,576
Posted By radripperaj

Take it easy man. we are all just some people...

Take it easy man. we are all just some people shooting the **** on the internet about our hobby. Locker room talk with keyboards.
Replies: 2,476
Views: 233,576
Posted By radripperaj

I dont really see why it bothers you actually. My...

I dont really see why it bothers you actually. My point was that I didnt like the documentary and I gave two reasons why. Anyway, have a good one.
Replies: 2,476
Views: 233,576
Posted By radripperaj

1. When they first start talking about her...

1. When they first start talking about her falling off the back the guy talks about how he watched hours of video and couldnt find what piece he was missing about why the gap was forming. It formed...
Replies: 2,476
Views: 233,576
Posted By radripperaj

I watched this and found it painful to make it...

I watched this and found it painful to make it all the way through. It seemed like an ad for a lot of training software to me. Talking about how all the data that was helping them. In the end the...
Replies: 26
Views: 3,369
Posted By radripperaj

Just wanted to give everyone another update, so...

Just wanted to give everyone another update, so yall know I didnt waste your time with all my questions. I did my first track race yesterday at the velodrome in Rockhill and had a blast! I was mid...
Replies: 26
Views: 3,369
Posted By radripperaj

Just wanted to give an update in case anyone...

Just wanted to give an update in case anyone cared. I found a nice used Trek T1 for 250 without the seatpost or seat. Im really excited to try track racing if the rain ever holds out on a 2nd or 4th...
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