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04-08-10, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By flyefisher

Denver metro area weekly crits?

Just moved from the northeast to Denver area. There were several weekly crits out there, most on Wednesday evenings. Are there any such weekly evening crits in the Denver area? I thought there was...
06-30-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,626
Posted By flyefisher

Online. Versus.com only has clips and doesn't...

Online. Versus.com only has clips and doesn't stream live as far as I know.
06-30-09, 08:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,626
Posted By flyefisher

Watch tour online?

Cycling.tv and universal sports will not carry the tour online. Does anyone know where full live coverage etc. can be watched online?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-09, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By flyefisher

Crashing

OK - so I crash every 3-4 years. Until this year. Late April I clipped a pedal in a race and broke a collarbone. Just about over that, then I'm on a group ride and the leaders decide to go right...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By flyefisher

Not sure where in New England you were, but...

Not sure where in New England you were, but southern RI and eastern CT are gorgeous. Most of New England is pretty rural but if you live in and around Boston, Hartford, New Haven or Providence the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-09, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By flyefisher

Denver Area Riding & Racing

I live in the Northeast but may have to relocate for work. We are quite spoiled here as far as the quantity of back roads meaning hours of peaceful riding without tons of cars.

Denver has a great...
07-03-08, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 3,563,085
Posted By flyefisher

http://www.striperlodge.com/cycling/stonington2005...

http://www.striperlodge.com/cycling/stonington2005_html_m709a6847.jpg
07-03-08, 07:02 PM
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Views: 3,563,085
Posted By flyefisher

http://www.striperlodge.com/cycling/stonington2005...

http://www.striperlodge.com/cycling/stonington2005_html_m709a6847.jpg

Right before I come around the front guy. I won this sprint for 2nd place. This is in North Stonington CT at the end of a...
07-03-08, 11:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,945
Posted By flyefisher

4300

4300
07-03-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 143,474
Posted By flyefisher

Also if you are in a successful breakaway, don't...

Also if you are in a successful breakaway, don't attack to get a prime. You will risk the integrity of the break and probably prompt the rest of the members to drop you.
07-03-08, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By flyefisher

Good stuff. I wonder what the benefit will be...

Good stuff. I wonder what the benefit will be upon my return to sea level and how long it will last.
07-01-08, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By flyefisher

Sea level to CO altitude

I live on the east coast at sea level. I race cat 3.

I am going to Denver a week before the Mt. Evans hill climb and am registered.

What might I expect as far as altitude acclimation to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-06, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,482
Posted By flyefisher

What about winter months? My team has some 1s...

What about winter months? My team has some 1s and 2s and we ride real mellow/moderate mid-winter. Base miles. Most pros agree you don't hammer in the middle of winter. It's not good for the...
01-27-06, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By flyefisher

Denver/front range racing scene

Hello to any Colorado USCF racers. I live in RI and am considering relocating my family to the Denver area. I race cat 3 here and find that from April thru Sept it's possible to race category...
11-18-05, 01:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,970
Posted By flyefisher

Things I say NEVER consume: 1. Soda/softdrinks ...

Things I say NEVER consume:
1. Soda/softdrinks
2. Trans-fats (watch some of the "healthy" bread labels)
3. Fast food

Otherwise you're fine in moderation.


Cheese is actually good for you. ...
11-17-05, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By flyefisher

SI joint back pain

Well, I went to the orthopedic doctor for my lower back pain and he determined that my SI joint was irritated. Fortunately there is no bone/disc/nerve damage. I have been told to stay off the bike...
11-17-05, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,962
Posted By flyefisher

SI joint pain & racing

Well, I went to the orthopedic doctor for my lower back pain and he determined that my SI joint was irritated. Fortunately there is no bone/disc/nerve damage. I have been told to stay off the bike...
11-09-05, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 720
Posted By flyefisher

If you're doing ultras that's a different story,...

If you're doing ultras that's a different story, of course. I can only vouch for a crit/road racer. Also, my 10 hours might go to 14 at the end of Base periods. And if you're looking to get to 1...
11-08-05, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 720
Posted By flyefisher

I train about 10 hours a week and am a pretty...

I train about 10 hours a week and am a pretty decent cat 3. You don't need much more than that unless you want to actually be competitive in the 123 races. The key is to train right on a macro and...
10-26-05, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By flyefisher

Sounds like you really got hammered. Last winter...

Sounds like you really got hammered. Last winter I lifted for three months and got my lower back pretty strong. Problem is it got harder to work out after January with my wife having bad pregnancy...
10-26-05, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By flyefisher

Back trouble

So this season was good for me. Coming out on all cylinders in the spring I raced a couple of 2nd places and a slew of top 10s. I got my cat 3 upgrade by mid season. I'm 32 years old and in 3...
03-28-05, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,044
Posted By flyefisher

I prefer road races. Crits can be fun if on the...

I prefer road races. Crits can be fun if on the right course. We have enough RRs in New England to avoid crits most weekends.

Say, 69, I may be living in Florida by year's end... How's the...
03-25-05, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By flyefisher

32 is cold for racing. Training is different I...

32 is cold for racing. Training is different I suppose.

I got my facts straight. I've heard it from his mouth. He's a loony. A bombthrower trying to make a name for himself. He should be able...
03-24-05, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By flyefisher

47 degrees? Aw come on. I''ve been doing 150-200...

47 degrees? Aw come on. I''ve been doing 150-200 miles a week all winter here in little old Rhode Island. Temps have been in the 20s during many of those days and we've been getting dumped on.
...
03-24-05, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By flyefisher

In my younger years I'd whine at any pain...

In my younger years I'd whine at any pain involved in cycling. Now after the unfortunate excrutiating pain of stones, I no longer get fazed by cold, rain, climbing, TT-ing etc. The only thing that...
03-24-05, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By flyefisher

Holy cow. I just went to a foot specialist for...

Holy cow. I just went to a foot specialist for cycling and found out one leg was longer than the other, my arch on the bad IT band leg was larger (creating a compensating effect by the IT band), my...
03-22-05, 03:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By flyefisher

You know that could be the problem. I switched...

You know that could be the problem. I switched to my road bike pedals recently... I had been using the MTB pedals all winter and they stick out about 1-2cm further on either side. I can see where...
03-20-05, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By flyefisher

Fortunately it hasn't gotten to the point of...

Fortunately it hasn't gotten to the point of really hurting badly. A year ago it did. I think at the moment I'm seeing warning signs. Thanks for the advice..
03-19-05, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By flyefisher

Hey thanks for that. I know this winter was...

Hey thanks for that. I know this winter was brutal on the chain and cogs. We've had nonstop snow and I've been riding in it regularly. Lots of salt and sand getting in there. Despite frequent...
03-19-05, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By flyefisher

IT band syndrome

I have IT band syndrome near the knee. I know it's because I haven't been stretching enough and did some weight training until mid january. It is getting better slowly but surely over the past...
03-19-05, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By flyefisher

Campy cassette life?

Just wondering what people out there are getting for mileage on campy cassettes. I get about 1 year or 7500 miles, with like 3 chains over the course. Perhaps I should get more by replacing chains...
03-19-05, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,774
Posted By flyefisher

I prefer RRs with uphill finishes. We have some...

I prefer RRs with uphill finishes. We have some local crits on closed courses here that I do. There are no curbs, just grass and the road is clean and wide. Other than that, I would not drive more...
03-19-05, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,059
Posted By flyefisher

American classic 420s are great allaround race...

American classic 420s are great allaround race wheels for the money. You can get them with ti skewers for about 700-800. Bladed spokes are available but add about 75 grams to them. I went through...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-05, 08:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,477
Posted By flyefisher

Southern Rhode Island is fantastic - but it's...

Southern Rhode Island is fantastic - but it's gotten up with Boston and NYC real estate, without the jobs to support it. I have accepted a job and have to move to either Georgia or Florida by year's...
03-12-05, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By flyefisher

Circuit races are not as hard as crits usuall. ...

Circuit races are not as hard as crits usuall. Crits are the most painful because they're short, bursty and intense. The only thing harder IMHO is cyclocross. Just go do the race, you'll be fine. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-05, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By flyefisher

I did about a month ago. A nasty little slice of...

I did about a month ago. A nasty little slice of salt...
03-07-05, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By flyefisher

Florida totally flat?

I know Florida is not known for its hills, and I haven't been there for a while so I don't remember - is it totally bone flat??
03-05-05, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By flyefisher

Wow that sounds great. Greenville is another...

Wow that sounds great. Greenville is another option for me. I have family that works in the area and also say it's very nice there. Very up-and-coming place with lots going on. I think north of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-05, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By flyefisher

How long a ride is it to the airport from those...

How long a ride is it to the airport from those spots?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-05, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By flyefisher

Atlanta?

How is Atlanta for riding/racing? I live in New England and will probably be moving to either SC, GA or FL. Have not decided yet but I need to be near a major airport... Trying to pick the best...
03-04-05, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By flyefisher

Atlanta

How is Atlanta for riding/racing? I live in New England and will probably be moving to either SC, GA or FL. Have not decided yet but I need to be near a major airport... Trying to pick the best...
02-04-05, 08:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,956
Posted By flyefisher

We'd better start a government program to help...

We'd better start a government program to help minorities get into cycling. Perhaps a quota? The vast right wing conspiracy must be behind this!

Seriously, I'm sure there is some racism. As...
02-02-05, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By flyefisher

Merckx is the king, no doubt. If I ever have a...

Merckx is the king, no doubt. If I ever have a boy, his name will be Eddy.

But I don't think Lance has ever tried to act as if he's Eddy Merckx. He has more class than that. Have you ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-05, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By flyefisher

Florida/Southeast Bike Racing

I live in the Northeast and race. I am contemplating a move to the Jacksonville area. Is there any serious road cycling racing in that part of the country? Any decent websites to look at for a...
01-10-05, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,451
Posted By flyefisher

Funny you should say all that. After much...

Funny you should say all that. After much deliberation, I came to the same conclusion. I am now thinking a pair of AM Classic 420s for crits and more flat RRs. Then I am looking into a similar...
01-05-05, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,451
Posted By flyefisher

Does anyone know the rim weight of the Eurus?

Does anyone know the rim weight of the Eurus?
01-05-05, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,451
Posted By flyefisher

Racing wheels - the dilemma

Ok, so here I am mid winter about to build up my race bike. It's based on my Specialized E5 frame that I raced one year. I took its old parts (two-season raced/trained chorus) and put them on my CX...
09-13-04, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By flyefisher

Yoplait Nouriche breakfast smoothie. It's a...

Yoplait Nouriche breakfast smoothie. It's a drinkable yoghurt with 300 calories and lots of vitamins, potassium and protein. You could probably live on the these things and nothing else. No...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-04, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By flyefisher

We can play it by ear. I don't know what I am...

We can play it by ear. I don't know what I am going to be doing so I'll try to let you know ahead of time. I think 5000-8000 feet is pushing it within my first few days there. 8000-11000 feet...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-04, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By flyefisher

But isn't there a road up that canyon that is not...

But isn't there a road up that canyon that is not 285? looks like county road... Perhaps it's dirt? I certainly want no part of 285 with the traffic...

Whatever it is I'll be huffing and...
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