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09-20-15, 01:25 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

You did really, really well. I was super...

You did really, really well. I was super impressed!
08-24-15, 03:58 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Nice to meet you, too. I had lots of fun and...

Nice to meet you, too. I had lots of fun and tried really hard and often, but nothing worked for me. I feel like I got a lot better at racing my bike, though, especially Sunday. Hope you're feeling...
08-23-15, 05:33 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Loved it. So much better. More technical in terms...

Loved it. So much better. More technical in terms of challenges to ride efficiently, probably, but simultaneously seemingly safer in that I had far less scary moments where the curb got a little too...
08-19-15, 07:51 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

USADA asks you if you wants to declare any meds...

USADA asks you if you wants to declare any meds or supplements. I don't even use a drink mix or take a multivitamin, albeit because I'm clueless about what I should be doing. I asked if I needed to...
08-16-15, 11:33 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Thanks everyone. It was awesome. Especially...

Thanks everyone. It was awesome. Especially Frankie Andreau and Richard Fries pumping the crowd and hyping the cycling advocacy charity I ride for.
08-16-15, 04:58 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Totally agree. And thx!

Totally agree. And thx!
08-15-15, 10:46 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Broke away solo with 6 laps to go in the M35+ at...

Broke away solo with 6 laps to go in the M35+ at the Rochester NRC Crit today. Got to pee in front of a guy from USADA for the effort. That part was a total trip. Just surreal. Awesome course with...
08-07-15, 04:01 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Apprehension is absolutely what I feel. Honestly,...

Apprehension is absolutely what I feel. Honestly, it's indistinguishable from a morning of being wheeled in on a gurney for surgery. I don't get that way before hard workouts generally or races at...
08-07-15, 12:23 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Yep. The adrenaline dump is identical. Honestly,...

Yep. The adrenaline dump is identical. Honestly, I'm far more apprehensive before a max interval than I am before any race.
08-07-15, 12:21 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

My sprint numbers have improved substantially. ...

My sprint numbers have improved substantially. At this rate, I'll soon be merely horrible, instead of absolutely abysmal.
08-05-15, 11:04 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Today I did a 15:00 field test. Have a number...

Today I did a 15:00 field test. Have a number I've always seen as a benchmark and achievable based on shorter efforts at that wattage, but never actually done it. Tried in March, blew up less than...
07-29-15, 07:42 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Two for me, as I'm away this week. The Rent has...

Two for me, as I'm away this week. The Rent has been insanely fun for me this year.
07-29-15, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

As far as I know, there are several more Rent...

As far as I know, there are several more Rent crits to come. Perhaps CDR is just done due to new schedule demands, but I hope not!
07-20-15, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

"I feel like I have one frame and then the...

"I feel like I have one frame and then the numbers I see in here (speeds, power, whatever) are crazily outside that frame."

Sorry for not quoting the above properly, but I can't seem to do it from...
07-20-15, 08:28 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Thunderdome is basically right. I imploded...

Thunderdome is basically right. I imploded insanely hard in the heat less than halfway through. My NP for the race was 350, which is terrific for me on a good day but basically insane in light of...
07-09-15, 11:14 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Id want DA 9000 in 39/53, ideally 180, but...

Id want DA 9000 in 39/53, ideally 180, but anything over 175. (Still can't PM & not in the mood to write a half dozen meaningless posts. :))
07-08-15, 04:01 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Thanks very much. Apparently, I don't post here...

Thanks very much. Apparently, I don't post here enough to send a PM, but I tried. If you PM me an email, I'll write there. In the meantime, I ride Dura Ace 9000, so I doubt new pricing would be very...
07-07-15, 12:46 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Just sent some questions to a seller on eBay...

Just sent some questions to a seller on eBay about a used one. Nearly half price would be great, assuming I can still get it serviced by SRM USA.
07-07-15, 11:40 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

It's only a matter of time before I take the leap...

It's only a matter of time before I take the leap and order an SRM, and every time I read threads like this that time grows sooner. I remain certain, however, that the market is going to continue to...
06-11-15, 12:26 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

I race 404 clinchers. Two seasons ago, I raced...

I race 404 clinchers. Two seasons ago, I raced 303 tubulars. For me, the convenience more than outweighs any performance disadvantage, because I use my race wheels everyday. It's more fun to train on...
06-08-15, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

I hate to do this, because the rest of your post...

I hate to do this, because the rest of your post is awesome, but I disagree a little with the above. The idea that fields collectively get faster and more fit in June than April is not at all my...
06-03-15, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

That's a little embarrassing that I did that,...

That's a little embarrassing that I did that, especially since I'm criticizing someone in another thread for being the pack coach!

I've been on your wheel in a couple of breaks this year now. It...
06-02-15, 06:53 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Wow that's hard. Also, thats a pretty broad...

Wow that's hard. Also, thats a pretty broad target wattage, no? The bottom of that range would be pretty smooth sailing for me (but I weigh a ton more than you), but I suspect the top would be...
06-02-15, 05:57 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

In that video, you are all but constantly...

In that video, you are all but constantly shouting admonishments to literally no one (or everyone, I guess). It's not eliminating risky behavior or anything else. Here's what you can do: look out for...
06-01-15, 07:10 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

There's no "un-training" thread, so I'll post...

There's no "un-training" thread, so I'll post here. Binged. About 5000 calories. No clue why the f*** it happened, but man do I feel horrendous. Never again. (Just like I vowed when I did this 6...
06-01-15, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

I agree with all the other comments about this...

I agree with all the other comments about this being avoidable but for the riders panicking a bit, which is unfortunately natural. Bumping drills help with this so much, as does being low and in the...
05-23-15, 04:24 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

I love reading about this stuff. Especially stuff...

I love reading about this stuff. Especially stuff from Josh Poertner, who has written tons about perception vs. reality, especially in the pro ranks. Two of my faves:

Lightweight climbing wheels...
05-15-15, 06:44 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Not me. :) P.S. Tim is not Ben, but he sure...

Not me. :)

P.S. Tim is not Ben, but he sure ain't a Cat 2 either!
05-05-15, 09:04 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

To CDR: My gaffe was way, way dumber and far, far...

To CDR: My gaffe was way, way dumber and far, far more egregious than the guy in your clip. I'll give you a good laugh tonight or whenever I see you!
05-03-15, 09:08 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

I worked really hard. Teammates got 2nd and 4th....

I worked really hard. Teammates got 2nd and 4th. Would've been great if I didn't ride right off the course while driving that break you bridged up to with 3 to go. You'd think I'd know the course,...
04-13-15, 10:16 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

I was crushed today after bonking harder than I...

I was crushed today after bonking harder than I can remember with 3 miles to go at Johnny Cake. I finally saw the official times, and I only lost 40 seconds after being dropped like a stone and still...
04-07-15, 06:54 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

My Stages is giving me more trouble than it's...

My Stages is giving me more trouble than it's worth, minor stuff, but I'm a set it and forget it kind of guy. I love the idea of the Pioneer, but I'm afraid on the durability side. I think I'll...
04-07-15, 06:50 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Last year, brand spanking new 25c GP 4000 S II...

Last year, brand spanking new 25c GP 4000 S II tires, 2 flats in the first third of the race. It was my very last race as a 4 and I was as fast and light as I'd ever been. There are no words for...
04-07-15, 06:47 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

I'd be willing to bet a million dollars that the...

I'd be willing to bet a million dollars that the person you're talking about can't sprint to save his life. ;)
04-06-15, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

My main reason for wanting it so badly is a...

My main reason for wanting it so badly is a deeply personal one I won't share unless or until it happens, but the other is that "you've got to get to 2 if you want to get to 1." I realize it's...
04-06-15, 01:26 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Different coordinator here, but he's been...

Different coordinator here, but he's been awesome, even when telling me the bad news. He's extremely nice and very knowledgeable. I have zero problem being held to the appropriate standards.
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04-06-15, 09:08 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

I'm not holding off, but they denied my request...

I'm not holding off, but they denied my request for an upgrade because 2 of my races "didn't count." One didn't meet the minimum distance and another was not verifiable, so that set me back nine...
04-06-15, 08:47 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

This was exactly my thinking. In fact, this is...

This was exactly my thinking. In fact, this is particularly true in really trying conditions, like rain, severe wind, or even a really technical course. When the wind was almost blowing me over, I...
04-06-15, 08:02 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

I had a really good day, obviously. I got a...

I had a really good day, obviously. I got a 15-second gap and time-trialed at a bit under threshold. Thanks to the difficult conditions the pack was facing, my gap just kept growing and growing. A...
04-05-15, 11:09 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Thanks TKP! 25 miles solo wasn't exactly "Plan...

Thanks TKP! 25 miles solo wasn't exactly "Plan A," but it sure was fun once it went down that way.
04-04-15, 09:09 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Yep. I had a 3 minute gap with 3 miles left. :D

Yep. I had a 3 minute gap with 3 miles left. :D
04-04-15, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Thanks for the holler when I came by!! :thumb:

Thanks for the holler when I came by!! :thumb:
03-23-15, 10:13 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

That probably means little more than I timed it...

That probably means little more than I timed it nicely, but it was very nice of him to say. I admire pretty much everything about the guy, particularly his great attitude and obvious commitment to...
03-23-15, 06:27 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

From my perspective, he raced brilliantly....

From my perspective, he raced brilliantly. Nothing he should've done differently. He's terrific.
03-23-15, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Quite possible, if I was confused about whether...

Quite possible, if I was confused about whether you meant upgrade points or series points? I'm 6'5" and was wearing black and red.
03-23-15, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Assuming you mean me, yes, those are 3/4 numbers...

Assuming you mean me, yes, those are 3/4 numbers for yesterday. I was in the break.
03-23-15, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Hls2k6

Obviously you didn't ask me, but I thought I'd...

Obviously you didn't ask me, but I thought I'd chime in from the "wasn't drafting much" side of things. I went 301 and 339. Spent just a wee bit of time in the wind. :)
02-28-15, 07:35 PM
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Views: 1,113
Posted By Hls2k6

1) You're almost certainly not outclassed on...

1) You're almost certainly not outclassed on equipment. Those wheels, helmets etc. are not going to prevent someone from being dropped. Just race whatcha got and do your best. The shock and awe will...
02-18-15, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,625
Posted By Hls2k6

Don't overthink it. Trying to select the right...

Don't overthink it. Trying to select the right time for an attack to work is the hard part. When you do commit 100% to the initial move.

If your initial break is successful, but you find...
02-09-15, 11:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,254
Posted By Hls2k6

We can agree to disagree on this one. There is...

We can agree to disagree on this one. There is no question that there is some threshold of physical contact that is not okay. What reaches that level is likely both at least somewhat a matter of...
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