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07-05-18, 01:27 PM
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Posted By rankin116

I did a very early July 4th ride with an actual...

I did a very early July 4th ride with an actual national champ. A team mate won the 65+ (I think) time trial. https://www.strava.com/activities/1680189992#kudos
07-03-18, 09:33 AM
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Just had a ~10 minute phone call with my coach as...

Just had a ~10 minute phone call with my coach as he's on a road trip to the great white north with his family. I swear, he's like 75% therapist and 25% coach, it's great. Amazing how much mood and...
06-25-18, 08:12 PM
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Brought my bike with me to northern Minnesota...

Brought my bike with me to northern Minnesota last summer and thought it was really flat there. https://www.strava.com/activities/1101375926

Then I brought my bike to Florida this week. Literally...
06-19-18, 12:22 PM
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I'll be in Providence, east side off Hope st;...

I'll be in Providence, east side off Hope st; seems like a cool neighborhood. I've been up there a few times and liked it, have to learn the riding secrets though!

I seem to be following you...
06-19-18, 10:38 AM
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Ha, I had no idea. Thanks for the heads up. ...

Ha, I had no idea. Thanks for the heads up.



Likewise! If you're ever in Rhode Island be sure to reach out
06-19-18, 09:48 AM
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What do you mean by that? I hardly ever use that...

What do you mean by that? I hardly ever use that feature. I did get an email telling me you mentioned me.
06-19-18, 08:19 AM
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Had a good time out in San Diego recently, rode...

Had a good time out in San Diego recently, rode Mt Soledad, up the coast to Carlsbad, and got to meet TMonk and have a couple drinks. I was also in Utah over the winter and got to meet Ttoc6, but...
05-25-18, 01:21 PM
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Yeah, I feel like for cars coming from behind,...

Yeah, I feel like for cars coming from behind, the only real hope is to find them after the fact. I want to get a rear camera as well. I don't see how being warned that a car is coming is going to...
05-25-18, 11:56 AM
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How do you use it? As in, what do you do...

How do you use it? As in, what do you do differently knowing that a car is coming up behind you?
05-24-18, 07:01 AM
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Anyone from Tampa or Clearwater Beach? I'll be...

Anyone from Tampa or Clearwater Beach? I'll be there for a week with my bike in late June and looking for some routes/tips on where to ride, etc.
03-28-18, 10:05 AM
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Posted By rankin116

Solid man, congrats!!

Solid man, congrats!!
03-23-18, 08:11 AM
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Posted By rankin116

Seriously man. For a sport that rewards...

Seriously man. For a sport that rewards starvation and/or clean diets as much as it does, why the hell are bike race port-a-johns always like horror movies?
03-23-18, 08:04 AM
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That's awful, my condolences.

That's awful, my condolences.
03-04-18, 08:32 AM
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Posted By rankin116

Yeah, pretty brutal wind yesterday. I did the...

Yeah, pretty brutal wind yesterday. I did the same 'race' as you but it's a stretch to say I raced it. I rode to it from home, and had dog **** legs so I came off the first time up Andrews Store (the...
02-15-18, 02:12 PM
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Posted By rankin116

I literally just found some on sale tights on...

I literally just found some on sale tights on comp cyclist so I'm giving them a try. I have a bunch of long travel coming up and will use these on the flights. Can't hurt, right?
02-07-18, 02:57 PM
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Posted By rankin116

Is the Greensboro crit you're referring to the...

Is the Greensboro crit you're referring to the Carolina Cup? If you're local and interested in crits, there are tons you can do all throughout the summer. Herbalife, Winston, Ace Speedway, etc.
02-06-18, 12:43 PM
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Condolences ff, that's really hard. Best wishes...

Condolences ff, that's really hard. Best wishes to you and your wife and family.
02-06-18, 08:52 AM
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Posted By rankin116

I think I like biathlon for the same reasons I...

I think I like biathlon for the same reasons I like old school track and field, the history and survival.

Discus, javelin, shot put - all weapons. And if you lived in Norway in like the...
01-12-18, 10:04 AM
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Posted By rankin116

Congrats Wylde! Great news. Why were you...

Congrats Wylde! Great news.

Why were you denied unemployment? That smells like some BS
01-09-18, 11:07 AM
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Posted By rankin116

Better hope they don't check here!

Better hope they don't check here!
01-08-18, 12:49 PM
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Posted By rankin116

That's a good idea, thanks for the tip. I'll...

That's a good idea, thanks for the tip. I'll check with the team first too.
01-08-18, 12:34 PM
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Well I'd have to ship them back to me after, I'll...

Well I'd have to ship them back to me after, I'll just be in SLC for a work conference. Maybe I'll just use bike flights and ship my trainer. They're pretty cheap, and might actually cost me less...
01-08-18, 10:36 AM
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Posted By rankin116

Anyone ever fly with a trainer? Looking for ideas...

Anyone ever fly with a trainer? Looking for ideas about how to pack it, without having the box it came in. It's a Fluid2, so I'm not worried about beating up a smart trainer.

Related, I'll be in...
12-18-17, 01:53 PM
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Posted By rankin116

Go to dirtwire.tv on youtube and you'll see hours...

Go to dirtwire.tv on youtube and you'll see hours of video from within UCI races.
12-12-17, 12:13 PM
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Posted By rankin116

Keep your chin up man, hoping something comes...

Keep your chin up man, hoping something comes through for you soon.
12-01-17, 03:18 PM
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Posted By rankin116

That's serious BS. All the more reason to...

That's serious BS.

All the more reason to use BikeFlights if you can.
11-30-17, 01:39 PM
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Posted By rankin116

Buzzed within 1 min of leaving the parking lot....

Buzzed within 1 min of leaving the parking lot. Less than 10 min later, as I'm ~1 min into my first interval, a truck makes a left into my lane just ahead of me then almost immediately turns right...
11-16-17, 09:30 AM
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Posted By rankin116

Yeah. that all makes sense. NE and the Northeast...

Yeah. that all makes sense. NE and the Northeast has so much cross racing if it's not coordinated well they can get diluted. There's a race (my old club's) outside Albany NY this weekend too. I don't...
11-16-17, 08:24 AM
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Posted By rankin116

Which one was cancelled? Some of the issues in NE...

Which one was cancelled? Some of the issues in NE might be that there are too many races. Supercross is this weekend and that's not too far from Boston/the rest of NE, I bet they're pulling a ton of...
11-10-17, 10:12 AM
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Posted By rankin116

Damn! I'm driving about 31 miles each way, so I'm...

Damn! I'm driving about 31 miles each way, so I'm pretty much always moving. If I had to sit in traffic I would go bananas.
11-10-17, 07:28 AM
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Posted By rankin116

Yeah, commute time is huge. I'm currently driving...

Yeah, commute time is huge. I'm currently driving about 45min each way after being at a job for two years where I had a 15-20min free bus ride. This suuuucks.
11-08-17, 12:44 PM
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Posted By rankin116

I have a hard workout to do tonight and I'll need...

I have a hard workout to do tonight and I'll need to do it on the trainer. I'm absolutely dreading it, I hate riding on the trainer and really struggle to hit the numbers I want. Everything just...
11-06-17, 01:15 PM
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Posted By rankin116

Great, thanks, I'll look into it.

Great, thanks, I'll look into it.
11-06-17, 08:53 AM
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Posted By rankin116

So GC will import ride data from Strava? Do you...

So GC will import ride data from Strava? Do you need a premium Strava account?
11-04-17, 06:49 AM
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Posted By rankin116

I like to hermetically seal myself in an airtight...

I like to hermetically seal myself in an airtight bubble 1 week out from a race. Have to regulate the breathing though
11-01-17, 06:50 AM
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Posted By rankin116

What? Why? Have you heard anything specific about...

What? Why? Have you heard anything specific about this?
10-31-17, 12:06 PM
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Posted By rankin116

Kinda makes sense. That we're even alive means...

Kinda makes sense. That we're even alive means stress is > 0, so the only time it should be zero is when we're dead.
10-27-17, 12:50 PM
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Posted By rankin116

Did the usual opener routine for the races this...

Did the usual opener routine for the races this weekend, but holy hell did getting back on the bike hurt baaaad. Decided to pull the plug on racing, would have been a 2.5 hr+ drive each way and a...
10-25-17, 02:08 PM
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Posted By rankin116

Crashed super hard saturday. Bars clipped a tree...

Crashed super hard saturday. Bars clipped a tree so up and over them did I go. Wasn't going too fast, but I did some damage to my ribs on the left side. No surface bruising but def some sharp...
10-25-17, 06:54 AM
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Posted By rankin116

Gunga galunga, gaunga, gunga lagunga

Gunga galunga, gaunga, gunga lagunga
10-23-17, 08:53 AM
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Posted By rankin116

No to stopping. I only stop to fill bottles and...

No to stopping. I only stop to fill bottles and maybe grab some quick calories. Coffee stops etc are just wasted time.
10-20-17, 02:59 PM
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Posted By rankin116

Had spotify on nothing but The Hip that last...

Had spotify on nothing but The Hip that last couple of days. Why do the deaths of people we've never met affect us so much sometimes? It feels like a long lost old friend died, sucks.
10-18-17, 12:48 PM
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Posted By rankin116

If my head were made of veal, how much would it...

If my head were made of veal, how much would it be worth?
10-17-17, 11:07 AM
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Posted By rankin116

I literally just ordered two 15" turbo air...

I literally just ordered two 15" turbo air circulator fans to replace two stand up fans that have such ****ty air flow they make it feel like two people are just heavily breathing on me. Hopefully...
10-17-17, 06:47 AM
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Posted By rankin116

I don't think so, the crank doesn't have much of...

I don't think so, the crank doesn't have much of an impact on the fit into the bag. It's more about the top tube and seat tube length, in my opinion.
10-13-17, 11:23 AM
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Posted By rankin116

I have the regular Orucase, with a 54cm...

I have the regular Orucase, with a 54cm Cannondale. I've flown with it 6 times now, I think, and had one time where someone actually measured it and said something about it being over the limit and...
10-06-17, 01:32 PM
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Posted By rankin116

You replace your derailleurs yearly?

You replace your derailleurs yearly?
10-05-17, 07:28 AM
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Posted By rankin116

That's my favorite book, I've read it at least a...

That's my favorite book, I've read it at least a few times.
10-03-17, 06:24 AM
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Posted By rankin116

Got a couple of podium spots in the last two...

Got a couple of podium spots in the last two weeks for the final points I needed for the Cat 3 CX upgrade. Now things get really fast ;-)
09-29-17, 07:17 AM
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Posted By rankin116

Thanks, might take you up on that. I probably...

Thanks, might take you up on that. I probably won't be buying any for a while though.
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