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07-24-14, 08:17 PM
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Posted By jmikami

So does this mean I have to wear a cap under my...

So does this mean I have to wear a cap under my helmet before I go for my next strava KOM?
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Posted By jmikami

I will see you in the madison, will be doing the...

I will see you in the madison, will be doing the masters races the rest of the time. Just one sprint event in the morning and two enduro events each evening ... not so bad. Madison will make it a...
07-23-14, 06:45 PM
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Posted By jmikami

peaks are important in my book. But it is as...

peaks are important in my book. But it is as much the recovery / burnout prevention aspect of it as it trying to peak for a specific race. Although I am trying to learn how my body responds to...
07-23-14, 06:31 PM
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Posted By jmikami

ditto on the high on the head TT helmet approach....

ditto on the high on the head TT helmet approach. Mine has a visor that ends up 2 inches off my nose to try and get that thing flat. I am still pretty sure it helps, but get that tail back as much...
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Posted By jmikami

Marymoor GP

So who on the forums will be at the Marymoor GP this weekend? I am pretty excited to race my first out of state track race in over 10 years, and some of the races are sold out with 40 riders already...
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Posted By jmikami

So day three ... 4 races turned in 5 ... and I am...

So day three ... 4 races turned in 5 ... and I am ready for a break.


The day started out with the keirin, and it was straight to finals, no reps or rounds today. I started off in 3rd, but with...
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Posted By jmikami

ok, everyone needs to stop falling down. Get...

ok, everyone needs to stop falling down. Get better guys. Day 3 report will happen after a nap ... only 5 races today, thanks to someone who really wanted to do the madison.
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Posted By jmikami

Day two at AVC, pretty much as good as I could...

Day two at AVC, pretty much as good as I could have ever expected. And like usual, I like to practice my writing skills, so this is longer than it needs to be ... but I don't have an editor.


It...
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Posted By jmikami

394011 Great pic from my kilo today ......

394011

Great pic from my kilo today ... going as deep as I could. Thanks to my former teammate Jon for the pics.
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Posted By jmikami

Great racing guys, and I hope that your wife...

Great racing guys, and I hope that your wife heals soon Vance. That tandem stuff looks awesome.


Great start to the Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge for me. 3 for 3 on day one. Zak Kolvalcik...
07-18-14, 08:22 AM
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Posted By jmikami

I agree kids are the most rewarding thing in my...

I agree kids are the most rewarding thing in my life right now, and I love spending time with them. However they have changed my world and my time constraints 100% because of that. Doesn't matter...
07-17-14, 11:18 PM
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Posted By jmikami

I am the same as many of you, more watts on the...

I am the same as many of you, more watts on the climbs by a good measure. I figure like you have all said that it is because of position and cadence, in addition to the fact that i stand and pull up...
07-17-14, 07:53 PM
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Posted By jmikami

dude, we are all bike racers ... I am thinking...

dude, we are all bike racers ... I am thinking most people don't think we do anything the easy way ... ride a bike for 3 hours, or better yet drive a car 3 hours with our bike inside, get out and...
07-17-14, 03:39 PM
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Posted By jmikami

I think he was perfect at 300 meters. It was...

I think he was perfect at 300 meters. It was that slight pause at 200 meters that killed it. Getting too close to the front is not good, but if you are not the guy who was led out you have to go...
07-17-14, 01:36 PM
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Posted By jmikami

I am losing my faith in sagan as a sprinter. He...

I am losing my faith in sagan as a sprinter. He had good position before the sprint started, made his move with just under 300 meters to go to jump up to Kristoff's wheel and then with just over 200...
07-16-14, 10:22 PM
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Posted By jmikami

Every time that happens to me it is the same...

Every time that happens to me it is the same drill. Take off pedals, crank and BB, greese and reapply. Could be any one of the three, and it is just as fast to do them all versus test out and try...
07-16-14, 05:52 PM
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Posted By jmikami

I loved the finish of the race today however,...

I loved the finish of the race today however, that is a classic finish that is just as exciting as any mountain top finish. Suspense all the way to the end for me, I did not think it would end that...
07-16-14, 05:50 PM
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Posted By jmikami

Sagan really needs to figure out how he wants to...

Sagan really needs to figure out how he wants to race if he wants to win a stage. He either needs to let his team protect him and sprint at the very end only or get in a break and make it work. He...
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Views: 2,483
Posted By jmikami

I have actually gone back to my high school track...

I have actually gone back to my high school track team training roots. I am amazed at how many decent running track training programs there are and how the basics from that time period and...
07-15-14, 08:19 PM
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Posted By jmikami

I live off a combination of cereal for breakfast...

I live off a combination of cereal for breakfast and then chili and rice or chili and pasta for pretty much the entire decade of the 90s. Going out to taco bell was my stretch night, add in a lot of...
07-15-14, 08:15 PM
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Posted By jmikami

I went to that race two or three times, but only...

I went to that race two or three times, but only raced it once, in part due to fear of all those names. The other times I just supported teammates as it was just too fast and too much up with really...
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Posted By jmikami

I don't typically mix them the same session, but...

I don't typically mix them the same session, but I could mix them if I were doing two a days. I don't see an issue with it at all, but for me at least I prefer to stress one area at a time in...
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Posted By jmikami

both. I don't do starts very often, but I do use...

both. I don't do starts very often, but I do use both overgear and under gear training as a regular staple. Over gear builds strength and increases stress, under gear improves form and fitness. I...
07-11-14, 09:29 PM
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Posted By jmikami

on this same issue of PRs and power numbers, does...

on this same issue of PRs and power numbers, does anyone here set PRs on the flats while at higher RPMs, or do you set them like I do ... uphill, standing and at lower RPMs.

I am starting to...
07-11-14, 09:24 PM
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Posted By jmikami

I completely disagree with this. For some of us...

I completely disagree with this. For some of us doing a 60 minute TT just doesn't get the motor running and makes for a bigger margin of error than ride analysis. I have no interest in it, it kills...
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Posted By jmikami

As for what bike you need, any decent craiglist...

As for what bike you need, any decent craiglist bike could get you started for a road bike. You really don't need much other than a set of allen keys, spare, pump and bottle. If you are flush on...
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Posted By jmikami

I would recommend JRA (Just Riding Around) 4 or 5...

I would recommend JRA (Just Riding Around) 4 or 5 days a week max and 75 to 90 minutes max for someone just starting. Less if they are not coming from a good fitness routine already and less again...
07-11-14, 06:35 PM
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Posted By jmikami

It just seems to buck common knowledge to do...

It just seems to buck common knowledge to do intervals when tired. I also tend to think full power intervals are better for you, but I think that is a more personal thing as I know many who do less...
07-11-14, 06:07 PM
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Posted By jmikami

I rarely break any PR numbers in a race, except...

I rarely break any PR numbers in a race, except for 20 minutes and beyond. I rarely train hard for 20 minutes, so it takes a race to hit the long numbers, but I agree I rarely risk going 100% all...
07-11-14, 04:49 PM
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Posted By jmikami

Can anyone think of a situation that could...

Can anyone think of a situation that could produce the 20 minute power number on the previous page that is 50 watts lower than the 50 minute number? I can't, and I think the numbers must be a bit...
07-11-14, 04:46 PM
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Posted By jmikami

NP from a 1 hour race is 4th in the list, but...

NP from a 1 hour race is 4th in the list, but that doesn't mean don't do it, just meant it was not the best. I use a combination of 2,3 and 4 as I am not one to do many 60 minute TTs and just don't...
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Posted By jmikami

Size is part of it, but muscle type is the bigger...

Size is part of it, but muscle type is the bigger key. I look huge compared to Kevin Mansker, but I can likely outclimb him, but would have been smoked in the sprint. And there are 200 pound riders...
07-11-14, 11:17 AM
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Posted By jmikami

Sagan has been the fastest racer at the end of...

Sagan has been the fastest racer at the end of two stages, fastest by good measure. Just like Kittel has been winning his stages, Sagan should have won at least one of the two stages he was fastest...
07-11-14, 11:06 AM
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Posted By jmikami

For me my peaks and everything don't really...

For me my peaks and everything don't really decide base miles as much as the weather and time of year. Also Base miles don't really affect when you are going to peak, so unless you are 2 or 3 months...
07-11-14, 10:16 AM
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Posted By jmikami

I think everyone knows what causes cramps ... too...

I think everyone knows what causes cramps ... too much exercise too fast and without proper hydration/nutrition, with weather playing a role. If you extend yourself before you are ready, you might...
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Posted By jmikami

we use to run races between 120 and 150 laps...

we use to run races between 120 and 150 laps (40k) with sprints every 5 for our championships. However with the new rules for points races we often do 10 laps on our longer races now, and every 5...
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Posted By jmikami

That is a huge night of track racing, nice job. ...

That is a huge night of track racing, nice job.

At Alpenrose tonight it was points race night. Just one, although it was 80 laps in the heat ... ok, Oregon heat, but still for us it was warm, and...
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Posted By jmikami

Do not get a 13, that is for sprint training or...

Do not get a 13, that is for sprint training or big gear pursuit riders and IMO is too small for track chains for most. 14 - 17 are the most used back cogs with 45-50+ on the front. I like VanceMac...
07-10-14, 05:20 PM
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Posted By jmikami

nice work on the upgrade, sorry you aren't...

nice work on the upgrade, sorry you aren't getting to use it right now. Heal up quick.

My 3 to 2 took forever, about 7 or 8 years, but then my 2 to 1 was quick, just a few months. But as I was a...
07-10-14, 04:26 PM
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Posted By jmikami

I find all this talk about the goal of a race is...

I find all this talk about the goal of a race is to win it as funny. I have been racing and winning more than my fair share for many many years, but winning is often not my goal at most races, even...
07-10-14, 04:01 PM
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Posted By jmikami

Nibali and Kittel are not exactly the same ......

Nibali and Kittel are not exactly the same ... maybe it is your eyesight ;)

I agree with most here, the stress of a top 10, especially in a race of 25 is not worth the hassle, unless you are on...
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Posted By jmikami

I am not the tire expert, but those seem like the...

I am not the tire expert, but those seem like the same basic tire to me. Either would be fine, if not over doing it just a touch for track racing.
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Posted By jmikami

2 hours should be fine. 4 hours is my max ride...

2 hours should be fine. 4 hours is my max ride and that is for enduro track base miles, not sprinting, and only a few per year. However even the sprinters out here do semi long road rides every so...
07-07-14, 02:13 AM
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Posted By jmikami

For me, I assume a percentage of people are...

For me, I assume a percentage of people are doping in some fashion. I would actually guess that most don't even know it/consider it, but would likely fail a test for some super vitamin pack and/or...
07-07-14, 01:52 AM
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Posted By jmikami

Racing that hard with cars on the course would do...

Racing that hard with cars on the course would do me in. My nerves can barely handle racing with the other racers on the course, but the one corner with the car coming to a stop at the same time. I...
07-07-14, 01:35 AM
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Posted By jmikami

Hey Zitter, I would take a top 10 after going to...

Hey Zitter, I would take a top 10 after going to the back with 5 to go, that is a tough spot, nice recovery.

As for me, I nabbed a 2nd at our weekend crit in the master 1/2/3 (28 riders) and 3rd...
07-07-14, 12:37 AM
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Posted By jmikami

You have a pretty sweet deal as is Zitter. ...

You have a pretty sweet deal as is Zitter. Asking for more is never a bad idea, just have data and a sense not to be too pushy. I have been part of many very good team proposals that got zero, and...
07-06-14, 11:28 PM
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Posted By jmikami

If shaving you legs actually saved 80 seconds of...

If shaving you legs actually saved 80 seconds of time, which is doesn't, then cyclist would be shaving their arms. Arms are the first thing the wind sees, and I have yet to see someone shave their...
07-06-14, 11:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,271
Posted By jmikami

With the exception of time trials and short track...

With the exception of time trials and short track races, all my race prep pretty much happens during the race. I am a very slow starter and prefer to race at the very back of races for at least 50%...
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Posted By jmikami

Nice job Zero. As for me I have been...

Nice job Zero.

As for me I have been spending time with the family, but we did eventually finish the 6 day and I was able to score the win along with a lot of help from my partner. We got in 4...
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