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08-21-22, 06:02 PM
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Posted By brian44

*Warning...track racing content* I've had *ok*...

*Warning...track racing content*
I've had *ok* results this season. I missed the podium a handful of times, with most of my results coming from breakaways/lapping the field (I only race crits)....
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Views: 40,373
Posted By brian44

bicievino, thanks for taking the time to respond....

bicievino, thanks for taking the time to respond. I think my position is as good as it will be on this frame after incorporating the feedback everyone provided. Took 3rd in the Pro1/2 omnium...
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Views: 757
Posted By brian44

Ahhh reminds me of the old days of riding around...

Ahhh reminds me of the old days of riding around on track bikes with too big of a gear and no brakes in the streets...2007 me would be all over this bike. Good luck with the sale!
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Posted By brian44

Morelock Yeah...my roadie background has always...

Morelock Yeah...my roadie background has always shifted my thinking towards the small end of frame sizes (generally ride a 56 w/ 130 -10 stem). The seat post is pictured below. Not much room left...
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Posted By brian44

Thanks for taking the time to provide your...

Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback Morelock . It's funny because after I posted this, I messaged my coach (John Croom) to get his perspective, which is consistent with your response....
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Views: 40,373
Posted By brian44

Playing around with fit... Last match sprint...

Playing around with fit...

Last match sprint session, my front end was super twitchy and completely unstable when out of the saddle for an effort. Honestly, the setup has always felt unstable, but...
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Views: 935
Posted By brian44

Hey Everyone! I hope those in the region can...

Hey Everyone!

I hope those in the region can come out and help generate a competitive field of riders.

Registration is open for the USAC series at Rock Hill on the dates below:

8/20-8/21
...
Replies: 1,036
Views: 350,720
Posted By brian44

Cost more than the bike? Do you mean the frame?...

Cost more than the bike? Do you mean the frame? Not sure why that is relevant but ok.

Velobike...did not pay retail FWIW.
Replies: 1,036
Views: 350,720
Posted By brian44

The endurance/sprint rig is coming together. ...

The endurance/sprint rig is coming together. Time to glue some new rubber...

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Views: 684
Posted By brian44

Thank you for the information...it is super...

Thank you for the information...it is super helpful. I did some YouTube digging and found a sprint session recorded with F200s, which helped with the line visualization. Basically, reverse everything...
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Posted By brian44

Great..thanks!

Great..thanks!
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Posted By brian44

Any Advice on F200m on a 317m Track?

Hey Everyone!

I'm going down to DLV next week for their sprint night and Wednesday races. I currently have a "decent" outdoor F200m time (11.8 +/- a couple of tenths), but my only match...
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Posted By brian44

The HT is pretty short (12.5 cm) relative to the...

The HT is pretty short (12.5 cm) relative to the frame size, and I'm running about 10mm of spacers. The 130mm stem is a -10. It's as low as I want to go. Regardless, the setup is slightly different...
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Views: 935
Posted By brian44

Hey Everyone! Registration is open for the...

Hey Everyone!

Registration is open for the USAC races this weekend at Rock Hill. We had a good showing during the June events despite Masters Nats and UCI events at T-Town.

I should not be...
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Views: 169,809
Posted By brian44

Thank you. Ordered from Veloflex. I have some...

Thank you. Ordered from Veloflex. I have some Vittoria Pistas by the grace of Buddha (my coach) as well.
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Posted By brian44

New gearing for F200s. I'm running 60x13 for my...

New gearing for F200s. I'm running 60x13 for my max gear on a good day. I'm in purgatory waiting on tires/new front five-spoke, so don't judge me :lol:.
...
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Views: 169,809
Posted By brian44

Soo…where is everyone getting their tires these...

Soo…where is everyone getting their tires these days? I cannot find anything in stock (Vittoria, Velofex, etc.).
06-20-22, 05:00 PM
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Posted By brian44

It might not look like it (blue helmet/kit), but...

It might not look like it (blue helmet/kit), but I'm doing quite a bit of suffering in the P1/2 mass start races courtesy of the Team Skyline fellow in the green/black kit:
...
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Views: 935
Posted By brian44

Rock Hill USAC Series

Hey Everyone! The Rock Hill Velodrome (Rock Hill, SC) is holding a USAC race series this summer that will include all of the events/categories that your anaerobic heart desires. The flyer attached...
05-27-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,348
Posted By brian44

Cat 3 Crit (45 min) - P4 First race since...

Cat 3 Crit (45 min) - P4

First race since coming back from injury.
Ι was able to sneak into an early break of five and lapped the field. I have a sprinter's physiology/power curve, so I...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,398
Posted By brian44

This is pretty unhelpful, but I was able to snag...

This is pretty unhelpful, but I was able to snag two 360mm Zipp Sl 70s from my coach.
I don't know if the supplier in the link below is reputable, but a quick google search turned this up for me...
04-27-22, 04:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,348
Posted By brian44

This season has been interesting and kinda of...

This season has been interesting and kinda of screwed up. Races canceled by event promoters, injury, and the general chaos associated with being a professor at the end of the semester.

I was taken...
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Views: 2,398
Posted By brian44

Yes.

Yes.
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Views: 3,417
Posted By brian44

Grassroots races are on the schedule for Thursday...

Grassroots races are on the schedule for Thursday nights and one USAC style (not USAC sanctioned!) Grassroots day on the last Saturday of the month. I went out last Tuesday...it was good to be back.
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Posted By brian44

320mm on the track bike (140mm stem); 380mm on...

320mm on the track bike (140mm stem); 380mm on the road (120mm stem). I am considering going back to 130mm for the road bike, but i went from a 400mm bar w/ 70mm reach to a 380mm bar with 80mm of...
03-28-22, 11:28 AM
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Posted By brian44

I don't want to derail this thread too much, and...

I don't want to derail this thread too much, and probably should've put this into the race stories section, but it was indeed one hell of a season opener. With regard to conditions...the wind was...
03-28-22, 05:46 AM
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Posted By brian44

If anyone else here raced the Hincapie P1/2/3...

If anyone else here raced the Hincapie P1/2/3 crit in Rock Hill, SC this past Saturday...I'm starting a support group for the emotional damage that it most likely caused for the majority of the group.
03-23-22, 06:51 AM
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Posted By brian44

It's been a minute, but I've finally gotten...

It's been a minute, but I've finally gotten around to benchmark my fitness from getting back on the bike (from nothing) in about seven years. At quick overview:

Left the sport in Cat 3 purgatory...
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Posted By brian44

When I was out at RH last week that was my main...

When I was out at RH last week that was my main gripe. So, we have a Tuesday night training crit (in Charlotte) that has been around forever (Orr Rd). It is awesome, fast, full of talent, etc. One...
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Views: 3,417
Posted By brian44

You'd be surprised with the number T-Town folks...

You'd be surprised with the number T-Town folks that end up sliding down the banking during their warm ups at RH. It's not a knock on anyone...it's just a different application of physics that...
02-10-22, 08:56 AM
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Posted By brian44

My ego would accept an overestimated FTP as well...

My ego would accept an overestimated FTP as well :lol: (aren't they all in the context of an actual 1-hour effort?). In your case...the estimated value seems like it would be within a reasonable...
02-06-22, 07:05 AM
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Posted By brian44

Three sets of 40x20 on the velodrome w/ 8 min of...

Three sets of 40x20 on the velodrome w/ 8 min of z2 between; it was brutal..they usually are for me. I usually do my interval work on the trainer (I have a Wahoo Kickr Bike), but it **** the bin for...
Replies: 35
Views: 3,417
Posted By brian44

There is a fairly large difference in riding...

There is a fairly large difference in riding those tracks when compared to a 250m track...so that could be the reasoning.
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Views: 3,417
Posted By brian44

Did a workout at the track today. The rumors are...

Did a workout at the track today. The rumors are true...there is currently no organization to put on any events at the Rock Hill Velodrome; Rock Hill is actively looking for entities to lease the...
01-28-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5,146
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Posted By brian44

I think you'd be fine regardless on a rim brake...

I think you'd be fine regardless on a rim brake anywhere...it's a matter of preference/performance in some situations (more specifically weather conditions). I guess I should've stated "around"...
01-28-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5,146
Views: 3,389,658
Posted By brian44

Gotcha. Just regular use...training/race-bike...

Gotcha. Just regular use...training/race-bike (mainly crits). We (North Carolina) do have some mountainous terrain in western North Carolina (Mt. Mitchell, Grandfather MTN, etc.) where I feel like...
01-27-22, 08:42 PM
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Posted By brian44

Not sure what you are getting at...

Not sure what you are getting at...
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Views: 350,720
Posted By brian44

This is the situation in my case...my frame is at...

This is the situation in my case...my frame is at the top of the size range (albeit 57.5cm TT).
01-26-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 19,556
Posted By brian44

Currently standing at 6' and 168 lbs; baseline...

Currently standing at 6' and 168 lbs; baseline measurement was taken at 178 lbs in October 2021. My old "racing" weight was around 160-165...dabbled at 155, but felt super weak. The focus for me...
01-25-22, 04:56 PM
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Posted By brian44

Congrats on your graduation! I remember working...

Congrats on your graduation! I remember working on my PhD dissertation and feeling like I had zero time...so I feel ya! Thanks for taking the time to fill me in on your secrets.
01-25-22, 02:39 PM
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Views: 1,203,761
Posted By brian44

Assuming you have a "9-to-5," how do you fit that...

Assuming you have a "9-to-5," how do you fit that kind of volume in? The adequacy and experience of smart trainers and Zwift definitely helps, but I struggle to get in 10-12 hours with no kids and a...
01-22-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17,122
Views: 1,203,761
Posted By brian44

FTP test today with a 60-watt improvement from...

FTP test today with a 60-watt improvement from last measured value in October. Gotta love the exponential gains coming from poor fitness during baseline testing...
01-21-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17,122
Views: 1,203,761
Posted By brian44

Gotcha. I'm of the same demographic (minus the...

Gotcha. I'm of the same demographic (minus the Cat 2), so (FWIW) I seem to be on an appropriate trajectory. Most of the work I've been doing since October has been endurance and some threshold work...
01-21-22, 08:36 AM
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Views: 1,203,761
Posted By brian44

That's a great question and thank you for asking....

That's a great question and thank you for asking.

The original plan was to spend most of the 2022 season on the track (mass-start events...most likely no TT/pursuit events) with the season...
01-21-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5,146
Views: 3,389,658
Posted By brian44

I almost started a new thread for this...good...

I almost started a new thread for this...good thing there is a search function. Here is my #savetherimbrake SL5 S-Works for 2022...
"old" is new again on my end. ...
01-21-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17,122
Views: 1,203,761
Posted By brian44

Sounds good to me. :50:

Sounds good to me. :50:
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Views: 350,720
Posted By brian44

As a newly minted 35-year-old...any reference to...

As a newly minted 35-year-old...any reference to master's racing makes me feel weird inside (the truth hurts). Excuse me while I wipe my tears with my new 170 mm stem.
Replies: 1,036
Views: 350,720
Posted By brian44

Good thing I'll most likely never have this...

Good thing I'll most likely never have this problem :50:
01-20-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17,122
Views: 1,203,761
Posted By brian44

With that said, what is a "good" CTL in the...

With that said, what is a "good" CTL in the context of targeting starting the season in March? I tried the ol' Google, but couldn't come up with any definitive information. FWIW I am sitting at a...
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Views: 350,720
Posted By brian44

There is a "long stem" movement that seems to be...

There is a "long stem" movement that seems to be present in some track cycling circles (Velobike comes to mind) with some offerings from 150mm to 200mm, stem lengths. I think that is extreme, but...
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