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12-15-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 49,159
Posted By carpediemracing

I'm 32 pages late to this (how did I not see this...

I'm 32 pages late to this (how did I not see this before?) but the overriding thing on my mind is inaccurate PMs on Zwift. You see pictures of people posting their sub hour Alpe and, I'm stereotyping...
12-09-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

hahahahahaha I was worried about deer...

hahahahahaha

I was worried about deer hunting season. One of my wacky ideas was to incorporate orange hunter safety into the kit. But I like the monotone better. and I don't ride outside much...
12-09-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

Because I want to show off. haha. The short...

Because I want to show off. haha.

The short sleeve ones will be just short sleeve of the below. The jacket will have the camo pattern on the inner side of the sleeve, a bit more flash, but I don't...
12-07-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

So I'm reviving Carpe Diem Racing for 2022....

So I'm reviving Carpe Diem Racing for 2022. Simple kit design, basically monotone camo with the logo on it. Vie13 because the guy there is a long time Bethel Spring Series volunteer, rider, and...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By carpediemracing

I love the picture of her on the GT. She has a...

I love the picture of her on the GT. She has a toughness about her, no nonsense, in her element.
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By carpediemracing

Very sad. I had a period of time where I wanted...

Very sad. I had a period of time where I wanted to rescue specific people I knew, and it took me a while to realize that at some level they needed to be rescued from themselves.

My mom was sort of...
11-20-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,229
Posted By carpediemracing

This to me is significant. If you're doing an 80...

This to me is significant. If you're doing an 80 rider race, there's a lot more "pack dynamics" with significant shelter from the wind, significant accordion effect in corners, etc. It's also a LOT...
11-11-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

So everyone that uses BikeReg... BikeReg just got...

So everyone that uses BikeReg... BikeReg just got bought by Outside Magazine (et al - they own Velonews as well as a bazillion other publications).

Outside Magazine has a thing called Outside+,...
10-30-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

An example of what part of my workday is like...

An example of what part of my workday is like (cross post from Facebook):

I try to teach the guys at work general stuff because, you know, kids.
We were making a second batch of coffee and as I...
10-25-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,363
Posted By carpediemracing

I don't really race on Zwift but honestly there's...

I don't really race on Zwift but honestly there's so much lag in the system that if you sat up when you noticed your teammate sitting up, you'd be sprinting for another second or two before your...
10-25-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

didn't match kit. But more importantly, it...

didn't match kit.

But more importantly, it wasnt aero. Tucked under the stretchy sleeve made me feel better about wearing it.

It was the first time trial I'd done in... 29 years?
10-25-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

lol. I just called the vendor yesterday to see...

lol. I just called the vendor yesterday to see what color vinyl we ordered.

Privacy on street side, tinted the other two.
10-10-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

So in other news, we're getting some vinyl window...

So in other news, we're getting some vinyl window things for the screen porch. Really excited about it, the porch gets covered in yucky stuff from pollen, rain, sleet, just all sorts of stuff blowing...
10-04-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

Heal well. Don't push it. I read somewhere...

Heal well. Don't push it.

I read somewhere that when people screw things up they have an idea they're screwing things up. This was related to work (car stuff). I mentioned it to one of the techs I...
09-22-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

Jeepers. I had to look it up. I wish you the...

Jeepers. I had to look it up. I wish you the best.

On a positive note, you're probably still higher in FTP than me as well as probably being a few minutes faster than me for average mile pace.
...
09-17-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks. I still owe you a dinner. I'm...

Thanks.

I still owe you a dinner.

I'm really psyched that you sponsor Camie. She's been ripping up the track.
09-17-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

Ha! I was looking at the splits etc last...

Ha!

I was looking at the splits etc last night. You had the fumble on the first lap? So you had a phenomenal time, all considering.

As far as BF goes, I think I had my pause for a few years. I...
09-09-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

Apparently I have a set of stories, and I tell...

Apparently I have a set of stories, and I tell them to new people. So when I met someone new the Missus said, "Oh, you have a new audience you can tell your stories to!" and not in a sarcastic way.
...
08-31-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

Bah, I can't help. I have non-UT, non-compact. ...

Bah, I can't help. I have non-UT, non-compact.

I was just looking at my (10s) 175 Chorus square taper crank arms, digging through stuff looking for wacky parts for my track bike. I bought the...
Replies: 1,006
Views: 330,875
Posted By carpediemracing

The bike as I'll probably race it for the 500m....

The bike as I'll probably race it for the 500m. This picture from this past Saturday. Experimented with a couple bars, stems, lots of experimenting with gearing. Ridden on two tracks.

NEV which is...
Replies: 5,912
Views: 679,676
Posted By carpediemracing

I'm committed to going Tues tomorrow. I'll bring...

I'm committed to going Tues tomorrow. I'll bring a folding hand cart (I already own it) as I don't want to invest in some rolling thing yet. I'll carry my toolbox, a medium cooler, a bit of track...
08-15-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

Was debating hang out with Missus or glue a tire....

Was debating hang out with Missus or glue a tire. I was at work all day and she prepared a nice meal for when I got home. Gluing a tire takes me forever, and would put me well past the Missus's sleep...
08-11-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,795
Posted By carpediemracing

Two separate things here. The first... the...

Two separate things here.

The first... the older rider may be getting something out of it. I'm sure he realizes that crits are just not for him, at least not normally. So to do better for the team...
08-10-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,795
Posted By carpediemracing

I responded to the one thing but didn't realize...

I responded to the one thing but didn't realize there was other stuff because however I got into the comment.

I found that VO2max intervals really helped me. I hate intervals though so I generally...
08-10-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,795
Posted By carpediemracing

haha no offense. I know what I am and I am what I...

haha no offense. I know what I am and I am what I am.

Honestly at the back of the field I do very few big efforts. Generally I coast into the back of the group as they exit each turn, I try not to...
07-30-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

As I work in the shop, I realize that it's...

As I work in the shop, I realize that it's people. I work for people, not a company, and although the manager and a few guys are good, supportive, work hard, etc, there are others that aren't. I'd...
07-28-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,363
Posted By carpediemracing

Sort of a summary of my race season so far. ...

Sort of a summary of my race season so far.

If I start a crit, I get shelled in 6-8 minutes if it's an A race (p123). Granted, some of the guys doing the race went and did the midwest P12 races,...
07-28-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,363
Posted By carpediemracing

Dude, you look great! And you got 5th! That's all...

Dude, you look great! And you got 5th! That's all anyone needs to know lol.
07-28-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 116,791
Posted By carpediemracing

This. If the wound is deep, it takes longer....

This.

If the wound is deep, it takes longer. Normal road rash, if there is such a thing, should be gone in a week, like all pink skin.

I'm sure the images are up there but here's some pictures...
07-27-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

Yes. I'd like to think that most of us are the...

Yes. I'd like to think that most of us are the former, at least at the store where I work.
07-26-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

Work was frustrating again, but a few bright...

Work was frustrating again, but a few bright lights.

First, a coworker (the best tech there, super smart, and now a super enthusiastic mountain biker that regularly overhauls his bike because his...
07-26-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

Yes. She was a regular at Bethel, I think former...

Yes. She was a regular at Bethel, I think former pro. Her husband was a very active racer (and young enough that I talked with his dad more than I ever talked with him). He was into karts before...
07-21-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

So I was using a 51x15 because that's what I had...

So I was using a 51x15 because that's what I had before, and it seemed to be okay back then. However the others were running bigger gears, so instead of my 91-92" gear (I'll call it 91), they were...
07-21-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

So I went to the track for the first time since...

So I went to the track for the first time since 2009, the last race I did before the race where I crashed and fractured my pelvis. Okay, got taken out, but whatever.

Anyway, couple riders were...
07-11-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,897
Posted By carpediemracing

As gsteinb said, there have been races at...

As gsteinb said, there have been races at Limerock. THey're like circuit races, like a race through Central Park. I suppose if you got the parking lot involved it'd be an actual crit. Not sure of...
07-10-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

I walked Into the bike room last night. Seemed...

I walked Into the bike room last night. Seemed much brighter. Looked around. Realized that the wood 2x2 that I put into the wall and hung various frames and couple wheel-less bikes had fallen off the...
07-10-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

Congrats?

Congrats?
07-04-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

story. so about 2 years ago now, when he was 7,...

story. so about 2 years ago now, when he was 7, Junior installed a game by accident on my phone, Lords Mobile. I quickly googled it, didn't seem to have malware type stuff, it was a (from what I saw)...
06-30-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,363
Posted By carpediemracing

First, congrats on actually starting the race,...

First, congrats on actually starting the race, then finishing and even "participating" and placing in the race. Great job!

On results... 15 min protest period after results are posted, to make...
06-29-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

Anthony has been riding away from the M50s, like...

Anthony has been riding away from the M50s, like starting his sprint 600m out and winning by 50m (spring races in CT). Placed something at the Nutmeg State games in the 123s.

I really like my...
06-29-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

I'm glad and not glad that it's not just me. ...

I'm glad and not glad that it's not just me.

I guess one thing I'm missing is the "friends feedback loop", where I can bounce ideas off people that aren't people at work or at home. So cycling...
06-28-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

I don't know but it looks cool!

I don't know but it looks cool!
06-28-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,795
Posted By carpediemracing

Okay, so this is stuff I know - I've been around...

Okay, so this is stuff I know - I've been around a while, although this year I'm not in any kind of fitness compared to my peers.

Let me preface things by saying that the Rent course is not very...
03-27-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

I did a race once, in the summer, and some guy...

I did a race once, in the summer, and some guy was riding in brown shorts. I rode near him and realized they were brown corduroys. I couldn't believe it - I wouldn't wear corduroys in warm weather...
10-20-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 285,133
Posted By carpediemracing

This is one of my sporadic "open my soul to BF"...

This is one of my sporadic "open my soul to BF" posts. I don't know where else to share this stuff.

Over time I realized at work that music is so, so important for my mental health. I hear the...
10-03-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

There are two approaches to this. First, you hang...

There are two approaches to this. First, you hang onto them. When you finally get back on them everyone will be admiring your vintage bike with only 12 speeds and all that.

The other is that you...
09-01-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

At my race I got beat by a newish rider. I asked...

At my race I got beat by a newish rider. I asked him how old he was. He was born 2 or 3 years *after* I started promoting the Series. I told him as much. Heh. I think both of us were like "damn, he's...
08-30-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 20,209
Posted By carpediemracing

3:31 Ventoux

So yesterday when I saw that "France" was on the rotation I decided to do the Ventoux climb. It is listed at about 12 miles. I did the 8 mile Alpe in about 1.5 hours so I figured just a bit longer...
08-30-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

I realized this is how I think of the guys at...

I realized this is how I think of the guys at work, save one that is 1 year younger than me. I'm older than many of their dads, which is kind of weird (My current thing to say/think is that I have 15...
08-27-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 454,427
Posted By carpediemracing

At work I try and look after the guys. I feel...

At work I try and look after the guys. I feel sort of protective of them, as if they were my kids (and I very well could be their dad, based on ages). I'll go buy a big soda for them to split, or ice...
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