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10-31-09, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,546
Posted By Yossarian12

A smaller frame is always gonna feel more...

A smaller frame is always gonna feel more "nimble," but that nimbleness might pale when compared to the discomfort from a frame that is the wrong size. Why are you looking at buying a cross bike? ...
09-06-09, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Yossarian12

I took third in the Cs. It was my first race,...

I took third in the Cs. It was my first race, and my start was crap (there was a kid on a BMX and skate shoes ahead of me until the sand), so I am thinking about racing the Bs next Saturday. My...
09-04-09, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Yossarian12

My first race too. Heard it was a good series to...

My first race too. Heard it was a good series to get your bike dirty. Only worry is that I have not been riding as much as during the road season.



Ohh, and my remounts suck.
08-05-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Yossarian12

I have the 2008 EA 90 Aero as my primary race...

I have the 2008 EA 90 Aero as my primary race wheelset (and occasional fast training rides). I weigh between 150-160 depending on what time of the year it is, and the wheels have been true from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-09, 09:09 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 38,246
Posted By Yossarian12

I am 5'10" ride/race a 56 with one spacer, and a...

I am 5'10" ride/race a 56 with one spacer, and a horizontal 130 stem. I can also hop on my dad's 60 with no spacer, and a horizontal 90 with no problem, and get a similar position The days of...
07-02-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By Yossarian12

Think again about the tire pressure. You do want...

Think again about the tire pressure. You do want to avoid pinch flats, but you also don't want to overinflate which results in lessened handling, and a rougher ride which tires the body and may be...
07-02-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By Yossarian12

^ or ride strong tires and wheels. I will be on...

^ or ride strong tires and wheels. I will be on my race bike, but will ride my Open Pros and Michelin Krylions (just like I did at Copperopolis).

I missed this race last year due to my fractured...
07-01-09, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,455
Posted By Yossarian12

I don't know if I agree with the whole learning...

I don't know if I agree with the whole learning how to win argument. Sure, you can learn how races flow, and you can learn your own strengths (i.e. can I attack from 3k out and hold on, do I have a...
06-30-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,455
Posted By Yossarian12

Winning a race in a lower category means...

Winning a race in a lower category means something until the second you upgrade. Don't hang out in the lower cats waiting for a win that will be meaningless later on. Plus, other than loved ones...
06-29-09, 11:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,455
Posted By Yossarian12

This is unquantifiable. Lots and lots of...

This is unquantifiable. Lots and lots of variables enter into this equation that eliminate innate qualities of the individual (luck, scheduling, time, etc.). Every response you receive will be an...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-09, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By Yossarian12

almost certain he was on clinchers, but now you...

almost certain he was on clinchers, but now you have given me doubt....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-09, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By Yossarian12

Roadside Fix-A-Flat??

During a race on Sunday, one of the riders in our lead group noticed his rear wheel was going flat. He pulled over, pulled out what looked like an inflator, and I figured he was out. Less than two...
01-23-09, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Yossarian12

Help me build my Gunnar

I have been a roadie for 3 years, and am only on my second road bike. Both bikes (and my fixed gear) I bought stock, fully loaded. Now I want to get into cross, but am gonna buy a Crosshairs frame...
01-16-09, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Yossarian12

Rear Deraileur/Cassette/Chain Problem

Okay, first off I searched for old threads and could not find anything that resembles the issue I am experiencing.

When I get down in the 39 and in the middle to the bottom of my cassette (say the...
Forum: Foo
10-25-08, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Yossarian12

Vacation Help

I need to plan a vacation for the wife and I. We did China a few years ago, and then big sites in Europe over the last three years. Now I need a vacation for 4-7 days to plug in over Christmas. We...
10-22-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,688
Posted By Yossarian12

I have had two bike shops in the Bay Area, one in...

I have had two bike shops in the Bay Area, one in Alameda, one in Oakland, that let me borrow high end bikes for an entire weekend. One was a Serotta HSG, the other was a Waterford SR-33. Of...
07-12-08, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,217
Posted By Yossarian12

Silence is keeping the powder dry for Cadel in...

Silence is keeping the powder dry for Cadel in the high mountains....anything short of a win though might not bode well for Belgium's second ProTour team (especially after a poor classics season). ...
07-12-08, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,062
Posted By Yossarian12

Karpets rode the Giro. Did not defend his...

Karpets rode the Giro. Did not defend his TdSuisse title either....
07-12-08, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By Yossarian12

My Versus went out this morning with 15K to go as...

My Versus went out this morning with 15K to go as well. In fact 99.99% of my channels went out (and still are), with the exception of the Oxygen channel. Think its a feminist conspiracy?
...
07-12-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,699
Posted By Yossarian12

It did not get me in the cool kid hipster club,...

It did not get me in the cool kid hipster club, which is why I hate hipster cool kids now, and know not what to do with my chrome messenger bag:thumb:
07-12-08, 09:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,699
Posted By Yossarian12

I really, really, really, fail to see what all...

I really, really, really, fail to see what all the fuss is about with Hummer. I am not expecting any in-depth analysis from him, and realize that I am watching the tour in a non-cycling inspired...
07-08-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,144
Posted By Yossarian12

Vaughters won a mountian TT stage in the...

Vaughters won a mountian TT stage in the Dauphine, and set a time record in the process that stood for several years until Epo Mayo broke it. Can't remember the name of that climb for the life of...
07-06-08, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By Yossarian12

Paul's voice in the background

Seems that yesterday and today that there were a few times when Phil was commentating that I heard Paul in the background seemingly commentating as well, although not for the Versus broadcast. Are...
07-02-08, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By Yossarian12

I rode Campy Zondas with low mileage (<300 miles)...

I rode Campy Zondas with low mileage (<300 miles) ProRace 2s there last year to finish 4th with no problems. During the race, the big problems I saw were flats, so strong tires are a definite. ...
06-29-08, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 743
Posted By Yossarian12

The real question is which ones did you get to...

The real question is which ones did you get to see, botto? Or is it easier just to tell us which ones you did not see?

Must be quite hard being a sports fan in Europe this weekend (Euro Cup,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-08, 12:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,213
Posted By Yossarian12

I was in this boat two months ago. Got hit by a...

I was in this boat two months ago. Got hit by a car just as my accountant,errr, wife, said the budget had money to get a new bike. We figured with insurance covering the old bike, plus some of what...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-08, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By Yossarian12

I had a stress fracture in my shin in the mid 90s...

I had a stress fracture in my shin in the mid 90s while running in college (80-100 miles/week). Since the fracture was discovered early season there was still hope it could heal before the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-08, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By Yossarian12

SRAM Rival + Easton Wheelset?

Can I make it work...really want to purchase the EA 90 Aero wheelset, but they only allow for Campy and Shimano...I've "heard" Shimano and SRAM pair...any thoughts? Can I run SRAM with a Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-08, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By Yossarian12

Cannondale Nomenclature

I am looking into buying a Super Six to replace my Six13, which got hit by a car last week (with me on it). I notice on the website, and in the stores, that there are different versions (Team,...
04-19-08, 09:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,703
Posted By Yossarian12

I watched Freddy Rodriguez race the Brisbeen...

I watched Freddy Rodriguez race the Brisbeen Highlands Circuit race for 75 minutes with a frame pump on his Rock Racing DeRosa a few weeks back. A Health Net racer (Roman somebody) had one as well. ...
01-20-08, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 152,033
Posted By Yossarian12

Just finished [I]The Looming Tower[I] by Lawrence...

Just finished [I]The Looming Tower[I] by Lawrence Wright.

Excellent, excellent, excellent.

Finally, a post-9-11 history of al-Qaeda and the WTC attacks that points out the beaurocratic blunders...
Forum: Europe
01-19-08, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By Yossarian12

Because my wife is an ardent anti-Hollander...

Because my wife is an ardent anti-Hollander (growing up 500 meters from the Dutch border and all), and I am a public-school educated Ami?
Forum: Europe
01-18-08, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By Yossarian12

Yes, but B and N are next to one another on the...

Yes, but B and N are next to one another on the keyboard.

Thanks toaster!
Forum: Europe
01-13-08, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By Yossarian12

Racing in Germany

Man, there seem to be lots of threads about Germany.

My wife is from Germany and we are heading over in June/July/August for a two-week vacation. Unfortunately this is right in the middle of my...
11-22-07, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Yossarian12

Wheel switch question

I crashed my Pista yesterday, and broke my stock front wheel. I want to ride tonite, so can I pull the front wheel off of my sister's Bianchi Veloce and ride with it even though it is a quick...
10-15-07, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Yossarian12

First "Silent" Ride

I've had the bike (07 Pista) now for four weeks and ride it M-F for my 10 mile commute. There has been a slight consistent drivetrain noise, which I knew (or thought) was just the parts becoming...
09-09-07, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By Yossarian12

Commuting=Training?

I have an 18 mile roundtrip commute that I make four days a week. Takes me thirty minutes to get there, twenty-five to return (a 1.5 mile stretch that has a 3-5% grade explains the differential). I...
07-26-07, 08:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,091
Posted By Yossarian12

Breaking Omerta?! Silencing the riders?! I...

Breaking Omerta?! Silencing the riders?!

I am right with Silver Bullet. Boonen and Millar are saying NOTHING! "I hate dopers, they are bad for my sport, it discredits what I do, blah, blah,...
07-25-07, 04:46 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 17,807
Posted By Yossarian12

I believe Rabobank took a while to put the story...

I believe Rabobank took a while to put the story together. Could they not just have checked his Passport?

Probably an investigative reporter somewhere has been hot on this little tale for the...
07-25-07, 04:33 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 17,807
Posted By Yossarian12

Hampsten kept Giro winnings all to himself. Ask...

Hampsten kept Giro winnings all to himself. Ask Bobke (or, from where I got it, another 7-11er who runs a tour company and really lets loose on "Hamstring" after a couple of Trappists).
07-25-07, 04:26 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 17,807
Posted By Yossarian12

How pissed are Boogie, Dekker, and Menchov now? ...

How pissed are Boogie, Dekker, and Menchov now? They rode their tails off the past week for a guy that they gave off the impression they did not like as a teammate (wasn't there a story about Ras...
07-25-07, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By Yossarian12

Millar = Hypocritical Media ***** So, yeah,...

Millar = Hypocritical Media *****

So, yeah, he would make a great journalist.

If he is so keyed in to the doping culture, why does a positive test floor him? It doesn't, it just gets him more...
07-23-07, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,388
Posted By Yossarian12

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brittany

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brittany
07-10-07, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 864
Posted By Yossarian12

Six weeks.

Six weeks.
07-08-07, 09:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,694
Posted By Yossarian12

If only I could ride my bike like Phillipa York...

If only I could ride my bike like Phillipa York once did......

She Rides Better Than You! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1YTbufRhlg)
07-08-07, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By Yossarian12

McEwen/Armstrong 2002

Was reading the Cycle Sport TdF Preview and it mentions a run-in the two had. What gives?
07-01-07, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By Yossarian12

Rode the 4s (group 1). If I had two flats (or...

Rode the 4s (group 1). If I had two flats (or even lost a bidon), that would have given me a negative feeling as well.

Good luck at Vacaville. Pretty technical course, as well as some sort of...
06-30-07, 06:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By Yossarian12

Too bad. I had a great time at this race. I...

Too bad. I had a great time at this race. I guess the Michelin Pro Race 2s worked out for me. My kidneys do seem to be sore from all the jarring, though. My report...

I raced today. The course...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-07, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,447
Posted By Yossarian12

Michelin Pro Race 2 Pressure

Just put these bad boys on for a race this weekend (how could I not when botto so highly (http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=310853&highlight=Michelin)recommends them), but wonder about optimal...
05-22-07, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Yossarian12

Points in a mixed field

I am a CAT 4...if I race in a 4/5 field where the results are not picked separately, can I earn upgrade points (assuming min field and distance are met)?

Same goes for racing a 3/4 field where...
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