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01-06-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By badhat

i havenever ound it necessary, down to -20F for...

i havenever ound it necessary, down to -20F for an hour plus, to use anything more than my good fitting Rx cycling glasses (transitions so theyre clear at night) by using a balaclava and a neck...
01-06-14, 12:22 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 116,650
Posted By badhat

i have given endura and 45NRTH so much money this...

i have given endura and 45NRTH so much money this year its insane.

but totally worth it. in 15 years of winter training and commuting in chicago and colorado, this has been the most comortable,...
08-29-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,532
Posted By badhat

it just doesnt do us any favors in developing the...

it just doesnt do us any favors in developing the sport in the US if we are constantly comparing it to the TdF, really. and fixated on all the ways its not as good as the longet running, most...
08-28-13, 10:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,532
Posted By badhat

i mean it gets somethin like a million...

i mean

it gets somethin like a million viewers between NBC and eurosport, and has a 30mil a year budget. thats a pretty specious comparison.

just cuz americans arent flocking to it in the...
08-28-13, 12:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,532
Posted By badhat

out side of the TdF and maaaybe the WCs and the...

out side of the TdF and maaaybe the WCs and the monuments, its pretty easy to follow the money trail and figure out whos gonna be motivated to perform in a given regional event.

Its got less to do...
08-26-13, 08:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,201
Posted By badhat

you really gotta look at the media markets and...

you really gotta look at the media markets and title sponsors to figure out whos showing up to race and whos just there for a paid vacation/press junket.

cannondale, BMC, and garmin care about...
08-23-13, 11:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,201
Posted By badhat

its weird to me that anyone is surprised by that....

its weird to me that anyone is surprised by that.

hes on a paid vacation and rides for a sponsor that has no interest in the market here.

let him take a victory lap. who cares. it gives...
08-21-13, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,655
Posted By badhat

this is a bit of a tangent, so forgive me, but if...

this is a bit of a tangent, so forgive me, but if youre interested in accounts of life as a pro, mike creed's new podcast "open mic with mike creed" is really fantastic listening. mike is a newly...
08-05-13, 12:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 641
Posted By badhat

Larimer Pro Challenge Experience this weekend

www.prochallengeexperience.com

anybody signed up for this one?

its a really good course that hasnt ever hosted an organized ride before. couple of usapc pros riding it.

red feather was...
07-16-13, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By badhat

of course my goofball friends do a full moon FRR...

of course my goofball friends do a full moon FRR ride every summer

i've never ridden FRR though it seems like itd be fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-13, 05:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,869
Posted By badhat

i'm in both camps. really love the...

i'm in both camps.



really love the feel of my ksyrium elites, and they have at least 3 years and 20K miles on em and never even needed a true

until the rim cracked last week.
07-06-13, 05:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,754
Posted By badhat

lets be clear this didnt start with lance

lets be clear

this didnt start with lance
07-06-13, 04:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,754
Posted By badhat

like you all sound just like lance...

like

you all sound just like lance apologists talking about his heart being a third larger than a normal persons. "i feel sorry for you if you cant believe in miracles"

over and over again...
07-06-13, 04:37 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,754
Posted By badhat

"its not his fault, its mine. i deserved...

"its not his fault, its mine. i deserved it."
07-06-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,754
Posted By badhat

TdF fans are like battered wives. "this time...

TdF fans are like battered wives. "this time will be different!"
07-06-13, 10:05 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,754
Posted By badhat

the position that suspicion of this ride is...

the position that suspicion of this ride is inappropriate is just absolutely laughable.

gimme a break.

this is like prime era disco but worse.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,438
Posted By badhat

gatorskins are a good sweet spot for me. ...

gatorskins are a good sweet spot for me.

never had any sidewall trouble with em. rarely flat on daily commute or big mile training rides all season.

pro4 endurance have a better feel, but have...
07-04-13, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By badhat

changed it to public. so i ride up towards...

changed it to public.

so i ride up towards estes from FC really regularly and almost always go via masonville, .

and yes, definetely take the dirt road past sylvan dale guest ranch versus...
07-04-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By badhat

i've done TRR from both sides, Grandlake is...

i've done TRR from both sides, Grandlake is definitely easier and mellower, though neither is what i'd call really strenuous. thyre high volume park roads so the grades are limited to 6% tops, and...
07-04-13, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By badhat

start in fort collins like i do! ...

start in fort collins like i do!


seriously though if that doesnt work for you, just start at the trailhead restaurant and gift shop parking lot:

http://goo.gl/maps/s95Wa
07-03-13, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,210
Posted By badhat

i love stove prairie. my favorite local...

i love stove prairie.

my favorite local ride. its your call. i dont think cameron is very hard personally and split into two days youre still under 100 miles for the first day. i...
07-02-13, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,210
Posted By badhat

1) theres basically no shoulder on 14,m but the...

1) theres basically no shoulder on 14,m but the good news is that cars are pretty used to cyclists up there and i cant say i;ve ever had any trouble, despite spending a considerable amount of time...
06-20-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By badhat

one of the really cool things about stage 6 in...

one of the really cool things about stage 6 in Northern Colorado is the abundance or circuits and the tight footprint (even though the course is 120 miles long, the start and finish are less than 20...
06-01-13, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By badhat

i moved here from chicago too, for what its...

i moved here from chicago too, for what its worth.

back in 2004.

lived in anderson for many years.
05-31-13, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By badhat

when are you arriving here in Fort Collins? ...

when are you arriving here in Fort Collins?

We were recently awarded Platinum Bike Friendly Community Status by the League. one of only 4 cities in the country. pretty exciting time to get out...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,326
Posted By badhat

i havent been super impressed with SRAMs...

i havent been super impressed with SRAMs durability.

i've had a Rival shifter paddle snap off after a coupe of years and a RED rear derailleur fail catastrophically after 3 years. this is out...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By badhat

i disagree with the other advice in this thread. ...

i disagree with the other advice in this thread.

i am 5'10 and ride a 52. this is after years on a 56 and never quite feelin right.

i think its a lot easier to make a small bike work w longer...
04-29-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,673
Posted By badhat

to be clear i didnt say there the same, i said...

to be clear i didnt say there the same, i said theyre similarly ephemeral and only meaningful to those who participate.

the attitude that amateur racers have to wards endurance atheletes like fun...
04-29-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,673
Posted By badhat

theres an absurd level of narcissism is race...

theres an absurd level of narcissism is race culture.

for the most part its benign enough, and the more level headed racers are even a little tongue in cheek about it, but the whole delusion...
04-29-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,853
Posted By badhat

previously, i races about anything in the BRAC...

previously, i races about anything in the BRAC region, which meants driving to denver and boulder a lot (an hour), and occasionally venturing into the mountains or wyoming or out east. i think the...
04-27-13, 10:54 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,673
Posted By badhat

never uderstood the disdain that amateur racers...

never uderstood the disdain that amateur racers have for strava

amateur race culture is every bit as pretentious as strava culture (we have an entire thread of people posting pics of themselves...
04-18-13, 10:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,470
Posted By badhat

12 and 13 are the same ring. its just a SRAM TT...

12 and 13 are the same ring. its just a SRAM TT 55t
04-17-13, 11:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,470
Posted By badhat

thats the fun part

thats the fun part
04-17-13, 11:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,470
Posted By badhat

they dont have to be TTs just any race pics that...

they dont have to be TTs just any race pics that show you changing over the years
04-17-13, 05:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,470
Posted By badhat

evolution - a new photo thread idea

i just got my photo from this years haystack TT and it inspired me to go back and look at previous years haystack photos for comparison.

seeing them all in a row was pretty cool and made me think...
04-14-13, 02:51 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 135,723
Posted By badhat

Haystack TT - 35+ felt really weird all day...

Haystack TT - 35+

felt really weird all day today. just not quiet right in warm up and then took a while to get settled into a rhythm after the start, they coned the turns (only 4 of em) so you...
04-08-13, 08:13 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,690
Posted By badhat

laughed pretty hard

laughed pretty hard
04-08-13, 08:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,319
Posted By badhat

we have developed "sprints for 23" as a shorthand...

we have developed "sprints for 23" as a shorthand euphamism for these guys

"hes one of those guys who sprints for 23rd"
04-08-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 24,482
Posted By badhat

av speed threads are whats wrong with american...

av speed threads are whats wrong with american racing
04-08-13, 01:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,319
Posted By badhat

thats i think why Dead Dog RR is my favorite race...

thats i think why Dead Dog RR is my favorite race around here cuz it has a very long, selective climb, but the summit is only the half way point of the race, on a long and rolling and very windy...
04-08-13, 01:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,319
Posted By badhat

i've raced every cat in CO from 4s to P12s and i...

i've raced every cat in CO from 4s to P12s and i think i can say that everywhere other than P12 (and maybe 35open) i am always pleasantly surprised when the racing is tactical or team based. i...
04-08-13, 12:34 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,690
Posted By badhat

at this point in my life i start feeling flareups...

at this point in my life i start feeling flareups of anxiety attacks if i'm not either in the drops or IAB on my bike.

i just feel like i'm dragging a parachute.

this probably isnt healthy.
03-31-13, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 135,723
Posted By badhat

bear creek lake TT men 35+ open: i've been...

bear creek lake TT men 35+ open:

i've been sick all week after a hard month at work, and wasnt really expecting much yesterday.

in the first place its a very short course, around 8 miles, which...
03-25-13, 05:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,275
Posted By badhat

i'm skeptical i believe you guys had the...

i'm skeptical

i believe you guys had the engines. owing to previous endurance exp, but i'm surprised you dont feel like you learned a lot about finesse and technique and position and preparation...
03-25-13, 03:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,275
Posted By badhat

at any point in a time trial, ask yourself "can i...

at any point in a time trial, ask yourself "can i sustain my current pace all the way to the line?"

if the answer is yes, youre not going hard enough and youre already boned

if the answer is...
03-25-13, 12:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,275
Posted By badhat

what are you basing that on? how long you...

what are you basing that on?

how long you been racing? what kinds of TTs (length, course profile) have you raced? do you have any dedicated aero/TT gear? what category are you racing and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-13, 11:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,752
Posted By badhat

rist canyon (pre fire) ...

rist canyon (pre fire)
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/270646_2285636059927_3570991_n.jpg
03-23-13, 04:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,180
Posted By badhat

three of my fondest race victories werent wins or...

three of my fondest race victories werent wins or even podiums.

my first year i crashed and destroyed my bike on the first day of a 3 stage race, and finished the weekend on a rental (a too big,...
03-20-13, 12:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,051
Posted By badhat

<--small frame long stem 4-eva

<--small frame long stem 4-eva
03-20-13, 11:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,180
Posted By badhat

dont follow? i just mean that the kind of...

dont follow?

i just mean that the kind of race i am i rarely win at the finish line, and was bummed that the single time it happened there was no camera.

its was thrilling feeling.

more...
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