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I'm finding that upper leg fit is a far less...

I'm finding that upper leg fit is a far less annoying issue for me than blowing out the crotch of pretty much all my jeans all the time. The lady calls me "thunder thighs". Ugh.
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Yeah I only heard about by word of mouth as I'm...

Yeah I only heard about by word of mouth as I'm not on Facebook or anything. I would've gone with more notice. Hopefully their plans for next year work out!
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They just had one up in LA a couple weeks ago. I...

They just had one up in LA a couple weeks ago. I heard it was pretty rad.
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I didn't get to watch but it sounds like the...

I didn't get to watch but it sounds like the men's points race was good. I always root for Viviani and he had a great Olympics.

I know it's nothing new, but it's nice to see trackies do well on...
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I'd also look at the profile of a couple...

I'd also look at the profile of a couple different saddles. I tend to like saddles with more of a trough or dip in the middle IE Aliante, Turbo, Scratch, etc. Saddles with a more flat profile like a...
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Sounds like you know what is up. We're a bunch of...

Sounds like you know what is up. We're a bunch of amateur hacks and that's totally fine. Keep it that way. There's nothing worse than someone who takes amateur cycling too seriously.

But yeah....
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Congrats on your win and having the best victory...

Congrats on your win and having the best victory picture this board will probably ever see. ��
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Get in the A's. My last B night I swept all the...

Get in the A's. My last B night I swept all the races. That's when I knew I was ready. I've never won an A's race but it's made me so much faster. TNR isn't "real" racing anyway(no cash/points/medals...
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Nope.

Nope.
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Mos def more stretch. Baby steps though.

Mos def more stretch. Baby steps though.
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If this is a track racing wheelset, I would go...

If this is a track racing wheelset, I would go tubular. You're likely going to want to at some point anyway. If you're on a limited budget you may well be stick with what have for a while so do it...
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Borrow the bars and helmet for a the TTs for...

Borrow the bars and helmet for a the TTs for sure. It's all up to you dude. If you want to improve your times aero equipment helps but experience will help a lot more. If you've got the money to...
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Wow! So old hah.

Wow! So old hah.
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If you're not racing for medals or money, run...

If you're not racing for medals or money, run what you have. They're not optimum given the higher weight but they'll work.

As stated, given the choice I'd get SuperSonics. Those are miles ahead...
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What the heck? Crazy helmet and bars. Custom bars...

What the heck? Crazy helmet and bars. Custom bars I assume but what helmet?
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You can run 175s on a Olympic level velodrome and...

You can run 175s on a Olympic level velodrome and be just fine. Just don't slow down, IE no match sprints.

5mm shorter than your road cranks is pretty much the common starting point. Considering...
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Word. Technically it's a "Super Pista" but yeah....

Word. Technically it's a "Super Pista" but yeah. Say hey whenever.

Yeah thanks. I don't know what's going on with my back. Combo of stress and a somewhat recent car accident I think.
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Man, I'm riding like crap. The last two Tuesday...

Man, I'm riding like crap. The last two Tuesday nights my back seized up on the last races. I need to get a massage and adjustment or something. It sucks, my legs and lungs feel fine. My spine is...
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Hey maybe I'll see you there on the 28th. Still...

Hey maybe I'll see you there on the 28th. Still on the fence about going. I'll be doing the long stuff.
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Podium or at least show well at States...

Podium or at least show well at States pursuit(individual and team)

Simply ride the Elite States Scratch and/or Point race.

Ride every Madison night at my track this season and finally get...
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Aero. No vents killin' your sweet...

Aero.

No vents killin' your sweet streamline.
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Pay close attention to your reach as well. Those...

Pay close attention to your reach as well. Those are vastly different reach-wise and that can really mess with things.

My set up is a lot like the middle photo. 130 Deda stem with 3T Ergosums....
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Yeah I've been racing on my Ellipses for a few...

Yeah I've been racing on my Ellipses for a few years and they've never held me back! The front hub still spins forever. Points and scratch races are my jam too.

As far as Supersonics durability,...
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Conti supersonics have been my favorites so far....

Conti supersonics have been my favorites so far. Same situation for me with concrete track on Ellipses. If that's your main track go with 23's. Anything skinnier will be a harsh ride.
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Just put my Celeste Super Pista together a couple...

Just put my Celeste Super Pista together a couple weeks ago. Great frame. Pretty much a Pista Concept with a few little tweaks(some good, some bad) but I'm super happy with it. Only comes in odd...
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3T Ergosums have been favorite compact so far....

3T Ergosums have been favorite compact so far. They don't have the wing shape on the top so they're good for Madison. Also a decent reach.

For more traditional rounds bars PRO 7s vibes in round...
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Exustar makes a lace up. As does Giro now. I know...

Exustar makes a lace up. As does Giro now. I know DMT had made one but....?

I haven't tried any of those but they look boss. I'm really gonna do my best to grab a pair of Empires before they don't...
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Great work by the Wonderful Pistachios...

Great work by the Wonderful Pistachios rider(Daniel Gay?). As previously mentioned, terrible run to the line by the camera man. Yeesh.
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Looks like a points racer to me. You racing TNR...

Looks like a points racer to me. You racing TNR this season? See you there if so.
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I'm totally a points/long scratch racer and I...

I'm totally a points/long scratch racer and I ended saying "eh". I am kind of a sucker for taking long pulls to force a selection and/or shooting off the front. A lot of which I do "on the hoods" or...
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I borrowed them from a buddy out of curiosity...

I borrowed them from a buddy out of curiosity myself. The aero "hood" position is really nice and amount of real estate in the drops is generous. That being said I'm not crazy about them. The bars...
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They actually had a couple cool sport touring and...

They actually had a couple cool sport touring and road bikes at some point. But it was not indicative of their normal offerings which are described above.

Given that, it could be a one off by a...
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Yeah, now if they'd only apply that to road...

Yeah, now if they'd only apply that to road racing......
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Power meter head unit. You're not allowed to have...

Power meter head unit. You're not allowed to have any computers on your bars in track events. Coaches etc still want numbers so that's the kind of clunky but totally legal work around.
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Looks like the Aussie behind Hammer is using them...

Looks like the Aussie behind Hammer is using them too.

They seem to be popular among the women enduros as they come in such narrow widths.
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....anddddddd scene. (Seriously, wiki...

....anddddddd scene.


(Seriously, wiki "bicycle". You've got a lot of catching up to do.)
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Note a lot road TT bikes have track ends for the...

Note a lot road TT bikes have track ends for the reasons stated above.
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Just have fun and soak it all in. If you set...

Just have fun and soak it all in. If you set expectations or goals, you likely won't meet them. Your first season should just be sponge time. Talk to the seasoned racers and heed their advice within...
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Posted By kyle!

Yeah people get way too into the idea of having...

Yeah people get way too into the idea of having the thinnest tire possible on the track. Leave that to the pros or big race days and keep it comfy for the weekly stuff.

I raced nothing but...
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Posted By kyle!

There's also a couple winter motor pace groups...

There's also a couple winter motor pace groups that run pretty regularly if I'm not mistaken. I'll be there more this winter hating life as I fine tune my standing start and try to become the pursuit...
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Posted By kyle!

3T ergosum 40cm ¡Enduro por vida!

3T ergosum 40cm
¡Enduro por vida!
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SD does indeed have a warm up track and I think I...

SD does indeed have a warm up track and I think I might pass along your drills to the coaches that teach the adult developmental classes here. Good stuff.
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Posted By kyle!

Depends on you. CrMo will always be stiffer. But...

Depends on you. CrMo will always be stiffer. But if you do a lot of endurance races that won't be a big issue so alloy is fine. A little flex is good in longer races, if you asked me at least. But if...
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Truth. No such thing as track specific fit....

Truth. No such thing as track specific fit. Unless you're trying to dial in a pursuit position or something. If you're doing mass start races, just get as comfortable as possible.
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Posted By kyle!

Make sure you're really comfortable in the drops.

Make sure you're really comfortable in the drops.
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That bike is for killing. Forgive my...

That bike is for killing.


Forgive my ignence but what are those pedals?
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Just looks like he needs a longer stem as far as...

Just looks like he needs a longer stem as far as fit goes. But yeah, that bike's geo is wild for racing.
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I upgraded to the B's this season and have...

I upgraded to the B's this season and have already won a race in the two race nights we've had. Sorry if it seems like gloating but I'm just surprised I've already exceeded my expectations. I may,...
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I would say rent a track bike before you spend...

I would say rent a track bike before you spend moneys on other stuff.
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That helmet is amazing/ridiculous. What kind is...

That helmet is amazing/ridiculous. What kind is it?
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