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09-22-09, 04:26 AM
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Posted By mikearena

Whoops! I thought something seemed funny...

Whoops! I thought something seemed funny...
09-21-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,404
Posted By mikearena

I can finally breathe! Everyone's looking...

I can finally breathe!

Everyone's looking good. Sorry to see you crash, Kendall. I miss racing with you guys. Looks like a nice wide,open course.
08-12-09, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 3,564,252
Posted By mikearena

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that even...

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that even with those 15 pounds, he's likely to beat everyone there.
08-02-09, 08:26 PM
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Posted By mikearena

Variability index = normalized power / average...

Variability index = normalized power / average power
08-01-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,167
Posted By mikearena

Small guys move less air. Assuming they have...

Small guys move less air. Assuming they have similarly idealized positions (like similar polygons, if that makes sense), the small guy should be faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-09, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By mikearena

Thread over! I actually just got it off before...

Thread over! I actually just got it off before reading this, but I attacked it violently with my shoe. My foot hurts now, but it definitely worked. Thanks everybody!

Mollusk, I may hit you up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-09, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By mikearena

Thanks for the tip. That was the first thing that...

Thanks for the tip. That was the first thing that came to my mind, but it didn't work a lick.

It's basically melted on there, I think, so I'm thinking goo-gone might work, or maybe something...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-09, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By mikearena

Rubber on Linoleum

So, a while back I was on my rollers and the rear wheel came off (yeah yeah yeah...). I was on linoleum and it left a bit of a skid mark on the floor. Anybody got any tips or tricks for getting it...
07-09-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,257
Posted By mikearena

Debatable. But I'd definitely love to try it.

Debatable. But I'd definitely love to try it.
07-09-09, 08:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,257
Posted By mikearena

Something along these lines (i.e. nuts): ...

Something along these lines (i.e. nuts):

http://www.wattagetraining.com/08bikes/daRound2Contols.jpg

(not my picture)
07-07-09, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By mikearena

Just because it's the only pissing contest I can...

Just because it's the only pissing contest I can win...

40k TT, average HR 200 for 58 minutes.



And back on topic, I'm surprised at the low averages too, but then again, think about a hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-09, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By mikearena

I totally got that Floyd joke you made in that...

I totally got that Floyd joke you made in that other thread though. I need a haircut.
06-23-09, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By mikearena

I take that back -- you should have held your...

I take that back -- you should have held your breath:



Link Here (http://nyvelocity.com/content/interviews/2009/allen-lim-garmins-guru)
06-23-09, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By mikearena

I can't remember where, but I remember Allen Lim...

I can't remember where, but I remember Allen Lim talking about this somewhere and stating that unless all the guys on the team were basically perfectly matched, then it's faster to do a single line...
06-21-09, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,182
Posted By mikearena

I've played around with that. Even a little...

I've played around with that. Even a little change in the first variable (effective frontal area) can change the result pretty drastically. Not too reliable without a decent estimation of that.
...
06-20-09, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 874
Posted By mikearena

For the past two weeks I've been riding in 95*,...

For the past two weeks I've been riding in 95*, 50% hundity, 3:00 in the afternoon Florida weather. I've felt like crap every day.

Today, I woke up at 7:00 and was on the road by 8:00, and...
06-19-09, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By mikearena

Eh, yeah, that Monday ride isn't really happening...

Eh, yeah, that Monday ride isn't really happening so much right now...

But there is a 6:00 ride on Tuesdays that leaves from Spin Cycle.
06-19-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,109
Posted By mikearena

1. From what I can tell, magic. 2. Yes.

1. From what I can tell, magic.

2. Yes.
06-15-09, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By mikearena

If there was a turnaround, I would assume you'd...

If there was a turnaround, I would assume you'd coast at some point, yet your minimum torque isn't zero for the effort, although I see it did go to zero after the effort (not zero in peak 1min, but...
06-07-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By mikearena

Hey, most of us moved over to www.flfixed.com. ...

Hey, most of us moved over to www.flfixed.com. There's a bunch of people from all over Florida on it, but a good number from Gainesville too.

Right now, there's a pretty regular (I think...)...
06-04-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,471
Posted By mikearena

Ha! I'll take a 54 or 56 please. Tall and lanky...

Ha! I'll take a 54 or 56 please. Tall and lanky leads to oddly small-sized bikes.

You're going to have to hurry up for that rematch though -- looks like I'll be heading out of the state come...
06-03-09, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,471
Posted By mikearena

(and sell you time trial bike to a cash-strapped...

(and sell you time trial bike to a cash-strapped recent college graduate)
06-03-09, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,471
Posted By mikearena

Glad to hear it's alright!

Glad to hear it's alright!
06-01-09, 02:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,326
Posted By mikearena

Gotta give you guys something to keep you...

Gotta give you guys something to keep you motivated!
06-01-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,326
Posted By mikearena

Thanks. It's small victories like that that make...

Thanks. It's small victories like that that make it worthwhile. A minute into Eric, at least a minute 20 into all the other 352 guys (except for Andrea, obviously)... I'll take it where I can get...
06-01-09, 12:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,326
Posted By mikearena

I think it was $50 three deep. Missed the money...

I think it was $50 three deep. Missed the money by two whole minutes!
06-01-09, 11:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,326
Posted By mikearena

Thanks! I only got to glance quickly on Saturday...

Thanks! I only got to glance quickly on Saturday before I had to hop in the car and catch a ride back home. It had been keeping me up at night how much time was between me and the guy in front of...
06-01-09, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,326
Posted By mikearena

Does anybody know why FloridaCycling is missing...

Does anybody know why FloridaCycling is missing results for a bunch of categores (3, 4, mixed tandem, and maybe a few others)? Is it just me?

edit: Nevermind, 3s are up. Still no 4s though.
05-31-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,851
Views: 60,922
Posted By mikearena

From the start of his fall (when his rear wheel...

From the start of his fall (when his rear wheel started sliding) it looks like 10 seconds until he was on a new bike, and then only 20 seconds until he was off under his own power again. Amazing.
05-30-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,326
Posted By mikearena

Nope! Not quite. When I scurried out of there...

Nope! Not quite. When I scurried out of there after looking at the preliminary results, they had me at 5th.

My ass hurts too. Not the "I just had a saddle jammed up there for an hour" hurt,...
05-30-09, 12:33 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 125,922
Posted By mikearena

Just finished my first 40k. Out and back course,...

Just finished my first 40k. Out and back course, nearly completely flat. It turns out I suck royally at pacing -- started out way too hard. There was a slight headwind on the way out, which made...
05-30-09, 11:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,973
Posted By mikearena

I answered "I'm a time trialist and I like it"...

I answered "I'm a time trialist and I like it" last night, but today, after having just completed my first 40k TT, I want to change my answer. I don't like it.
05-30-09, 11:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,326
Posted By mikearena

Ouch. Congrats Merlin!

Ouch.

Congrats Merlin!
05-28-09, 12:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,108
Posted By mikearena

Thanks! Something tells me this won't...

Thanks!



Something tells me this won't happen.
05-28-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,108
Posted By mikearena

Does this mean I don't have to worry about you...

Does this mean I don't have to worry about you kicking my ass on Saturday?

Side note: What's the course like? I can't find any info on it. Out and back? Rolling or flat? Does it run long or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-09, 09:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,327
Posted By mikearena

Huh?

Huh?
05-26-09, 04:54 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,397
Posted By mikearena

Hand-ups from the crowds, picked up, passed...

Hand-ups from the crowds, picked up, passed around, and ditched quickly.


edit: Man, I gotta hit refresh before I reply.
05-19-09, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 853
Posted By mikearena

Wait, so does it start degrading during normal...

Wait, so does it start degrading during normal use, or only after you get rid of it? Maybe I'm interpreting it wrong, but if it's fully decomposed in one year, would it only really be usable for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-09, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,615
Posted By mikearena

When did this happen? Congratulations!

When did this happen? Congratulations!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-09, 09:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,615
Posted By mikearena

I've met that guy. I would say he doesn't abuse...

I've met that guy. I would say he doesn't abuse his wheels, but he does expect them to be able to handle the daily rigors of racing.
05-11-09, 10:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,282
Posted By mikearena

I wear them after the cycling, not during. I...

I wear them after the cycling, not during. I think they would become uncomfortable during.

Here's a link for some Jobst Relief tights...
05-11-09, 08:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,282
Posted By mikearena

Screw the bike specific stuff. Get Jobst Relief...

Screw the bike specific stuff. Get Jobst Relief tights for half the price. They look like pantyhose, but it's not like you'd be running around outside in your Zoot/2XU/Skins tights either.
05-11-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,702
Posted By mikearena

Yeah, I mean (without intending insult to any...

Yeah, I mean (without intending insult to any fans) you're basically driving in circles for hours and hours on end. I could imagine my mental acuity starting to slip after a few hours of that.
05-11-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,702
Posted By mikearena

Increased concentration, alertness? Sudafed plus...

Increased concentration, alertness? Sudafed plus some other OTC drub leads to a speed/meth positive maybe?
05-04-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By mikearena

Hmm. I've never tried the Kool Stops, but I had...

Hmm. I've never tried the Kool Stops, but I had been using some cheap BBB tri-colored brake pads for my aluminum rims and found there was a noticeable decrease in stopping power when using the same...
05-04-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By mikearena

Well, better than cork, but not better than...

Well, better than cork, but not better than aluminum rim-specific brake pads. I certainly wouldn't call their performance amazing.
05-04-09, 06:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,887
Posted By mikearena

After living in Minot, ND for two years, I can...

After living in Minot, ND for two years, I can very easily say, please forget the accents.
05-04-09, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By mikearena

I have pretty much the same situation (aluminum...

I have pretty much the same situation (aluminum training wheels, carbon race wheels). I use the Swiss Stop yellow pads all the time and just scrub them before I put on the race wheels. The only...
05-04-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 381,420
Posted By mikearena

Status: Finally opening this thread again after...

Status: Finally opening this thread again after a month. I messed up real bad. Riding again though!

edit: Mollusk, according to my original training schedule, which planned a peak at the same...
05-03-09, 03:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,353
Posted By mikearena

This kid I've seen before.

This kid I've seen before.
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