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04-23-06, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Jaco

Hopefully this Wednesday will be my first...

Hopefully this Wednesday will be my first Wednesday Worlds of the season. Has anyone been out so far? I've heard the turnouts have been huge.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-06, 10:09 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,383
Posted By Jaco

I spent a little over a month in Italy and it was...

I spent a little over a month in Italy and it was amazing. I'm hoping to do it again soon. If you'd like to see a semi blog/picture journal, you can follow the links below. If you get the chance...
01-29-06, 03:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,076
Posted By Jaco

From the press release, first line... ...

From the press release, first line...



They are based in the midwest, and from what I have heard will race predominatly in the midwest/east coast area. They might do some bigger, national...
01-22-06, 01:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 541
Posted By Jaco

You also have to remember that some races are...

You also have to remember that some races are added on later in the season. I believe the OSU/OU race was not on the schedule at the beginning of the season, but was added later.

Besides, the...
01-21-06, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 541
Posted By Jaco

The OSU crit course is fairly flat. However, the...

The OSU crit course is fairly flat. However, the OU road course is quite hilly.

OSU did both a crit and road race two years ago, but starting last year, they started splitting the weekend between...
01-21-06, 02:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,076
Posted By Jaco

Sorry for the late jump on this one...haven't...

Sorry for the late jump on this one...haven't been around the forums for a while.

I personally know several of the riders on the upcoming team and I think they'll be an excellent regional squad.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-05, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 909
Posted By Jaco

It was really more of a joke than anything. I...

It was really more of a joke than anything. I know that if you have proof you have a normally high hematocrit that you're allowed to race when it's over 50%.

I'm not actually planning on racing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-05, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 909
Posted By Jaco

I just found out my hematocrit is 52.2%. Guess I...

I just found out my hematocrit is 52.2%. Guess I won't be riding in any UCI events any time soon.

My hospital considers the upper range of "normal" to be 49%, (normal range is 39-49%) but many...
Forum: Introductions
09-19-05, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By Jaco

Welcome...and as I always say to central Ohio...

Welcome...and as I always say to central Ohio people, stop by www.columbuscycling.com and say hello to everyone.

Hope to see you out there riding.
Forum: Introductions
08-22-05, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Jaco

Welcome wayne... As I say to all the "new"...

Welcome wayne...

As I say to all the "new" central Ohio cyclists, welcome to the community. If you get the chance, stop by columbuscycling.com and give us a "hello" there. See you around, and...
07-23-05, 11:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,410
Posted By Jaco

I hope that he'll use himself to promote cycling...

I hope that he'll use himself to promote cycling and racing in the US. He has a chance to bring cycling to a level that will hopefully be able to sustain itself once he is not in the picture. In...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-05, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,486
Posted By Jaco

I meant as far as trying them on.

I meant as far as trying them on.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-05, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,486
Posted By Jaco

zerorh+ all the way. Hard to find in the US, but...

zerorh+ all the way. Hard to find in the US, but well worth it if you can get a hold of them.

Just my two cents.

http://www.zerorh.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-05, 12:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,486
Posted By Jaco

On the topic of cool sunglasses... ...

On the topic of cool sunglasses...

http://www.albabici.com/news/zerorh/images/nemo-cipo.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-05, 05:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,366
Posted By Jaco

I'd recommend finding a wide open parking lot and...

I'd recommend finding a wide open parking lot and practice cornering. Find an object, such as a lamp post and practice turning around it over and over. Push yourself more each time and become...
07-10-05, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By Jaco

I had a bad experience this weekend in a crit...

I had a bad experience this weekend in a crit too. On the last timed lap, before the three finising laps (and one lap after the free lap rule was taken out of effect) a rider on my inside took a...
07-09-05, 04:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,920
Posted By Jaco

Sorry, but for me if it ain't broke don't fix it....

Sorry, but for me if it ain't broke don't fix it.

You can call that crass, but I really have never had the need for a mirror in a race. Sure, as you have said if you're "changing lanes," (e.g....
07-08-05, 09:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,920
Posted By Jaco

The only con needed...one I stated before, but...

The only con needed...one I stated before, but I'll do it again; they would be next to impossible to use. Try using a bar-end mirror to see one guy who could be anywhere behind you while A) climbing...
07-08-05, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,107
Posted By Jaco

Except he would only race and win Daytona each...

Except he would only race and win Daytona each year.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-05, 02:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,074
Posted By Jaco

I use photoshop, but you can use use plain old...

I use photoshop, but you can use use plain old Windows (depending on your version).

Right click on the image you want to shrink. Now click "edit." This will open up the picture in Microsoft...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-05, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,413
Posted By Jaco

Sidi's are kind of infamous for being made for...

Sidi's are kind of infamous for being made for those with narrow feet. My feet are narrow and the shoes fit very well.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-05, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,074
Posted By Jaco

Yup. ...

Yup.

http://www.columbuscycling.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=4#4

There is an updated map at the bottom, with an extra hill thrown in. There are also some other rides in the area listed.
...
07-07-05, 04:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,920
Posted By Jaco

Okay, let's think of the practicality of having...

Okay, let's think of the practicality of having mirrors on your glasses or your bike for that matter.

If you're sprinting to the line at 30+ mph, do you know how steady you'd have to hold your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-05, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,413
Posted By Jaco

I love my SIDI's, although the insole is crap and...

I love my SIDI's, although the insole is crap and should be replaced when you get it. Besides that, it fits my feet extremely well and I think it does an outstanding job of keeping my feet cool in...
07-06-05, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Jaco

First off good luck. Even if you don't finish go...

First off good luck. Even if you don't finish go out there and ride hard and smart.

That being said, 90 miles for your first race is going to be tough. As said before if you haven't ridden 90+...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-05, 04:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,133
Posted By Jaco

When I think about cycling and negative...

When I think about cycling and negative physiological changes, a loss of upper body muscle mass is the least of my worries.

One word...cardiomegaly.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-05, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Jaco

I'm in the same boat. I took two months off due...

I'm in the same boat. I took two months off due to a cycling injury and got back on the bike just about a month ago. The legs came around pretty quickly, but the cardio took a big hit that I'm...
07-04-05, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
Posted By Jaco

my58vw...don't listen to these people. You're...

my58vw...don't listen to these people. You're obviously enthusiatic about the sport which is more than I can say for the "others" based on their postings. You may or may not embelish your stories,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-05, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,074
Posted By Jaco

I ride that hill quite often...or at least the...

I ride that hill quite often...or at least the crit course over there that they use each year for the Tour de Grandview. Columbus is pretty devoid of hills though, as you've said. I've tried my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-05, 08:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,074
Posted By Jaco

You're more than welcome to. I haven't gotten...

You're more than welcome to. I haven't gotten too much interest, although I don't tend to give too much notice before I go out there. I'm not sure if it's the hills or the short drive that scare...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-05, 09:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,074
Posted By Jaco

Were you at the last Alleycat race this spring? ...

Were you at the last Alleycat race this spring? (Jumpinships) I was going to ride it, but I had just gotten out of the hospital after a bike crash and wasn't up to it. Nate, Davey and my friend...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-05, 08:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,074
Posted By Jaco

Thanks...and I do remember you now. I've...

Thanks...and I do remember you now.

I've ridden with Nate-O and Davey Rocket a couple times (Nate more than Dave). If you see Nate tell him I said "hi." I gotta call that dude...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-05, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,074
Posted By Jaco

I was there, although I thought I saw more than...

I was there, although I thought I saw more than one messenger...but hey that could have been you that I saw twice. :)

I rode my fixie for the ride of silence in jeans (rolled up legs) and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-05, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,074
Posted By Jaco

Those are the names of the streets that the hills...

Those are the names of the streets that the hills are on, which are on the outskirts of Granville and Johnstown, Ohio. Those towns are in Licking County, east of Columbus (where I live).

Here's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-05, 08:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,074
Posted By Jaco

All You Ohio Folk (pics)

I took some pictures this afternoon of the new kit for the sponsors to see, but I thought I'd throw up a few pics of what it's like riding in Ohio, or at least the parts where I ride. Don't laugh at...
07-01-05, 02:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,487
Posted By Jaco

Ullrich's Training Crash

Ullrich has superficial cuts, bruises
Reuters

CHALLANS, France -- Germany's Jan Ullrich, the 1997 Tour de France winner, was injured in a freak training accident on the eve of the Tour's start...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-05, 06:14 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,160
Posted By Jaco

I think the real question is how many times...

I think the real question is how many times Sherwen will mention a rider "topping off" or "keeping topped off" when he sees a rider consuming any kind of drink or food. I swear that guy will say it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-05, 03:28 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 61,671
Posted By Jaco

Here...this gives a better idea of my Cipo ripoff...

Here...this gives a better idea of my Cipo ripoff pic...

http://www.columbuscycling.com/images/meandher2.jpg http://www.columbuscycling.com/images/italy/ciposmall.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-05, 03:09 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 61,671
Posted By Jaco

Well, since everyone else is getting into the...

Well, since everyone else is getting into the act...

...here's my fiance and I in one of our engagement pics. I'm doing my Cipo impression (for those that have seen the Cipo pic).
...
06-27-05, 09:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,107
Posted By Jaco

Not really. Now-a-days it's just Tym Tyler (the...

Not really. Now-a-days it's just Tym Tyler (the "leader") putting on races. He does still go under the "Team Columbus" moniker though.

www.teamcolumbus.org
06-27-05, 04:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,107
Posted By Jaco

At the top of a long steep climb I remember...

At the top of a long steep climb I remember looking at the ground and thinking, "either I get off the bike and sit myself down there now, or I'm going to wake up there." At the time my vision was...
06-27-05, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Jaco

I'm thinking about it. If I don't go this week...

I'm thinking about it. If I don't go this week then almost definitely next. I'm a little anxious to see how much the pace has increased in the 2+ months that I've been gone.

I have to work...
06-27-05, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Jaco

I just thought I'd drop a post since most of you...

I just thought I'd drop a post since most of you are aware of my "serious" accident at the beginning of April.

I ended up having to take about two months off the bike, at least in any training...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-05, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,220
Posted By Jaco

I can't say I've ever seen anyone actually...

I can't say I've ever seen anyone actually wearing their bib straps on the outside of their jersey. I can't imagine it would be very comfortable with a jersey tucked into your shorts. It's like...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-05, 09:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,627
Posted By Jaco

And I have no problem with that. I understand...

And I have no problem with that. I understand you think that's silly, but I want to say things they way they were inteded to be said. We obviously have two very different viewpoints on how foreign...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-05, 09:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,536
Posted By Jaco

That messenger just sounds like an idiot. I...

That messenger just sounds like an idiot.

I ride both fixed and geared, and I actually do a good deal of my road training with messengers (not on fixies, though). There is respect both ways and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-05, 10:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,627
Posted By Jaco

I think that if you know how to pronounce it the...

I think that if you know how to pronounce it the correct way, I don't know why you'd say it anyway else. I know how to say "Campagnolo" correctly, so I'm going to. If I knew how to pronounce those...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-05, 02:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,884
Posted By Jaco

I do have some celeste on my bike...on the bar...

I do have some celeste on my bike...on the bar ends. It would be cool if the decals were celeste, maybe that'll be an "upgrade" in a few years when this bike gets demoted to my beater/commuter bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-05, 02:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,627
Posted By Jaco

"GN" is basically the equvalent of "" in...

"GN" is basically the equvalent of "" in Spanish. One of the most difficult consonant clusters (I think) for English speakers to say is the Italian "gli." And no, it's not "glee."
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-05, 02:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,627
Posted By Jaco

Well, I guess my logic is that if a word is from...

Well, I guess my logic is that if a word is from another language, I'm going to pronounce it like they do in that language. English is filled with borrowed words, and I'm going to try to pronounce...
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