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Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-06, 11:49 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,827
Posted By spacefuzz

dont forget the carbon fiber shrapnal that...

dont forget the carbon fiber shrapnal that impales the innocent bystandars. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-06, 11:17 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,827
Posted By spacefuzz

I never said ignore the failure mode, I said you...

I never said ignore the failure mode, I said you can sometimes avert failure if you know what your looking for and inspect your bike. I have personally crashed my carbon fork, twice. And both times...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-06, 11:01 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,827
Posted By spacefuzz

Hahaha. I have taken graduate level strength of...

Hahaha. I have taken graduate level strength of materials classes and destroyed composites in the lab, its fun. And this thread makes me laugh. I want to know where people got the idea to treat...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-06, 10:05 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,827
Posted By spacefuzz

This thread just keeps going so Ill chime in...

This thread just keeps going so Ill chime in again. I ride for a collegiate team and so we are all fairly poor, not much CF for us. And I have seen plenty of aluminium fail, sometimes "randomly". ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-06, 10:53 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,827
Posted By spacefuzz

if you want to understand carbon fiber then call...

if you want to understand carbon fiber then call up your local college and ask to audit a mechanics of materials engineering class. carbon is like any other material in that it has its pros and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-06, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 607
Posted By spacefuzz

We looked at a bunch of failed bike parts in our...

We looked at a bunch of failed bike parts in our mechanics of materials lab, most of them failed in fatigue due to manufacturing error or corrosion/impurity in the metal. Despite the feeling of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-06, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 599
Posted By spacefuzz

The only possible damage to your bike would be if...

The only possible damage to your bike would be if you overtightened the clamp so that there was lots of frame deflection and then left it in the trainer for years. Then you might get some creep...
12-30-05, 10:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,051
Posted By spacefuzz

I always wanted to show up with a beater bike,...

I always wanted to show up with a beater bike, full body pads with a full face helmet and "sweeper" written on my jersey. would be a fun race.
12-29-05, 04:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,051
Posted By spacefuzz

tripplers of the world unite! I have been racing...

tripplers of the world unite! I have been racing a tripple for 2 years and hardly anybody even noticed. If they did mention it they were insecure in their own riding and were dropped.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-05, 09:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,319
Posted By spacefuzz

[QUOTE=Ziggurat]I think he's written elsewhere,...

[QUOTE=Ziggurat]I think he's written elsewhere, but here's a quick link

http://www.calfeedesign.com/pdf/Calfee_TWP.pdf

page 7, section 4

"galvanic corrosion" and "thermal expansion" are...
12-23-05, 10:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,281
Posted By spacefuzz

A subforum would be cool, the advice would be...

A subforum would be cool, the advice would be helpful and more specific. I plan to do at least 2 24 hr races this year.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-05, 10:25 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,679
Posted By spacefuzz

heh, people who cant hear a semi coming with...

heh, people who cant hear a semi coming with medium/soft music playing in only one ear need to get their hearing checked.

I find training much more enjoyable now that I have music to listen too,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-05, 11:51 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,892
Posted By spacefuzz

225 miles at the national 24 challenge in...

225 miles at the national 24 challenge in Michigan. And 200 miles solo. Dont forget the chamois creme.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-05, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,098
Posted By spacefuzz

I crashed in a crit, trying to take too much...

I crashed in a crit, trying to take too much speed into a 180 deg corner. Was able to roll thanks to jujutsu experience and was actually back on my feet before my bike hit the ground. Took some road...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-05, 01:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,870
Posted By spacefuzz

I was just going to say that. Fox news enjoys...

I was just going to say that. Fox news enjoys spouting rubbish.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-05, 12:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,098
Posted By spacefuzz

Was riding with a friend and commenting on the...

Was riding with a friend and commenting on the stupidity of people without helmets. He said that he rides without a helmet when by himself because only other people make him crash. 10 minutes later...
10-19-05, 11:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,145
Posted By spacefuzz

Its always interesting to see how many people...

Its always interesting to see how many people crash out in the last lap of a C's crit. The record this year was 15. Thankfully Im always dropped and pulled by that point!
10-18-05, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By spacefuzz

Some schools in wisconsin have mountain bike...

Some schools in wisconsin have mountain bike teams.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-05, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,535
Posted By spacefuzz

I would say that race lites would be bullet...

I would say that race lites would be bullet proof, mine have stood up to wonderful abuse. But if you have a shot at low cost upgrade, might as well take it. Can always sell them later if too flexy...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-05, 11:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,257
Posted By spacefuzz

I will be doing part of the apple cider ride from...

I will be doing part of the apple cider ride from hell on the 15th. Horribly out of shape so thats perfect for death march right?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-05, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By spacefuzz

Wow, so how much is that per photon?

Wow, so how much is that per photon?
09-29-05, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,069
Posted By spacefuzz

Sounds like fun homework, better than the tripple...

Sounds like fun homework, better than the tripple integrals I have to do.

I started training after I started racing, after I discovered how much fun it was. Theres no set time table for how...
09-29-05, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By spacefuzz

I guess Ill have to get it. How does it compare...

I guess Ill have to get it. How does it compare vs hard road, breaking away ect.
09-29-05, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By spacefuzz

I did 225 miles in 19hrs before my saddle sores...

I did 225 miles in 19hrs before my saddle sores got so bad I had to stop. They are not bike specific lights but Petzl makes some good LED headlamps that will last 50 hrs on 3 AAA's. Good luck, let...
09-29-05, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By spacefuzz

Ok if I ever race with vino (yeah right...) I...

Ok if I ever race with vino (yeah right...) I will remember that
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-05, 11:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,063
Posted By spacefuzz

If you start riding 40-80 miles every day you...

If you start riding 40-80 miles every day you will immediatly notice how nice lycra and chamois creme is. Anything over 50 miles and I make sure I put some on the shorts otherwise bad things happen....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-05, 12:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,746
Posted By spacefuzz

Aerodynamics is complicated. You have to take...

Aerodynamics is complicated. You have to take into account shape, radius, eddy currents, direction, surface effect, air pressure, ect. I have yet to see a decent bike-rider combo fluid flow model. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-05, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,574
Posted By spacefuzz

I have a few friends who are excellent racers and...

I have a few friends who are excellent racers and use sora components on their bikes. We are in college and dont have much money. As long as you take care of the bike sora will work fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-05, 11:54 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 12,105
Posted By spacefuzz

I think the biggest issue is how poorly they are...

I think the biggest issue is how poorly they are put together. I bought a commuter from walmart (for school since drunks like to smash bikes). It was put together so poorly I had to basically...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-05, 08:06 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,575
Posted By spacefuzz

I shave when I race, after crashing and having to...

I shave when I race, after crashing and having to tear out my hair when I changed my bandages....well its worth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-05, 08:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By spacefuzz

I only have one bike so its really not a hard...

I only have one bike so its really not a hard decision. I just go watch tv because riding a trainer is cruel and unusual punishment.
08-24-05, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Posted By spacefuzz

obviously its to protect us cyclists from shame. ...

obviously its to protect us cyclists from shame. it would be harder to pick up girls on the bike if they could see a typical cyclists measly biceps. helps them focus on the legs :D
08-24-05, 11:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,186
Posted By spacefuzz

The collegiate national championships in 04,...

The collegiate national championships in 04, madison wisconsin. The crit was awsome, was pouring rain. Lots of crashes and a wild crowd.

Also the downer ave crit in superweek this year was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-05, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By spacefuzz

Riding out the storm

I just thought it was amazing I was riding in this. The tornados missed me by 5 miles and I was actually pulled over by a cop and told to bike home fast.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-05, 10:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,176
Posted By spacefuzz

cant you semi-customize the pain job on some of...

cant you semi-customize the pain job on some of them? so if its ugly isnt it your own fault?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-05, 09:48 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,225
Posted By spacefuzz

my stepfather said: "you shave your legs?!?! are...

my stepfather said: "you shave your legs?!?! are you gay?"

had a roomate ask if it was a road bike or mtn bike, was a road bike.

at work I get a lot of, "I have a bike too. is yours a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-05, 09:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,411
Posted By spacefuzz

I live on campus, on the isthmus. ride for the...

I live on campus, on the isthmus. ride for the UW team.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-05, 05:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,411
Posted By spacefuzz

Im in madison but sounds like fun. maybe if...

Im in madison but sounds like fun. maybe if anyone else from over here was going we could set up a car pool.
08-18-05, 12:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,145
Posted By spacefuzz

I will probobly be racing B's. Theres no D class...

I will probobly be racing B's. Theres no D class in the midwest, I guess were missing out on some fun :)
08-15-05, 11:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,145
Posted By spacefuzz

Collegiate racing is awsome! Roadtrips with...

Collegiate racing is awsome! Roadtrips with friends every weekend, cant beat that. I ride for UW-Madison and I love it. I guess Ill be racing with koreansteve this spring. 8 people per hotel...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-05, 07:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,235
Posted By spacefuzz

Glad you were able to commute, sounds like a nice...

Glad you were able to commute, sounds like a nice ride.

As for people saying its the wrong sport, thats rediculous. You can be unmotivated from lack of sleep, too much riding ect.

You from...
08-10-05, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,170
Posted By spacefuzz

If you waited after every crash in a typical crit...

If you waited after every crash in a typical crit it really wouldnt be a race would it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-05, 11:23 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,433
Posted By spacefuzz

Ive ridden that during our training camp, its...

Ive ridden that during our training camp, its hard. We climbed just over 13 miles at an avg grade of 6%-8%. Rode it with a pro who did it in 55 minutes, took me 1:15. have fun :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-05, 11:09 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,843
Posted By spacefuzz

As for mtn bikers all being nice, my first mtn...

As for mtn bikers all being nice, my first mtn bike race I was really slow on my non suspension old old bike. I eventually got lapped and intead of nicely asking to get by on the singletrack...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-05, 10:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,505
Posted By spacefuzz

if they make you stay in the paceline just make...

if they make you stay in the paceline just make sure to drop off after you take a pull so you dont open a gap on someone.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-05, 10:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,322
Posted By spacefuzz

regardless of the fact that I has a tiny tiny...

regardless of the fact that I has a tiny tiny room I kept my bike in the closet. My roomate didnt love it but I didnt give him a choice once I told him how much the bike cost ;) I rode the trainer...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-05, 07:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By spacefuzz

nice job, i understand your pain of headwinds on...

nice job, i understand your pain of headwinds on a double. great job getting through them. when is your next long distance ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-05, 07:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 978
Posted By spacefuzz

another vote for wisconsin, feels like its been...

another vote for wisconsin, feels like its been 90 degrees and 75% humidity for a whole month now.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-05, 01:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,317
Posted By spacefuzz

hope you get 'em. if all else fails have a...

hope you get 'em. if all else fails have a friend drive behind you in a car and accidently run them down when they start chasing you.
08-04-05, 01:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,031
Posted By spacefuzz

I race on bontrager race lites. I have them so I...

I race on bontrager race lites. I have them so I can have a race only set of tires without bothering with swapping them out every weekend. I found that the new tires made more of a difference than...
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