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05-29-18, 09:40 PM
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Posted By hammer down

This was how things were going for me. Until I...

This was how things were going for me. Until I got hit by a car. Then they got worse.
05-28-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,732
Posted By hammer down

Seems the rider in question has offered a pretty...

Seems the rider in question has offered a pretty terrible attempt at an explanation here: TXBRA.org = The Texas Bicycle Racing Association...
05-26-18, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By hammer down

Importance of Stack vs other measurements

I'm 6'3 with a 34.25'' inseam. Currently ride a 58cm Allez with a 130mm stem. It feels fine but always look and feel a bit hunched over as opposed to stretched out with a flat back.

Looking at...
05-24-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,657
Posted By hammer down

I feel like I know exactly who you're talking...

I feel like I know exactly who you're talking about.

Anyways, my thoughts are this: if you wanna sandbag and ignore the mandatory upgrade in order to try to win the State RR or another major race...
05-03-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,506
Posted By hammer down

We've only got a couple guys in the 3's who race...

We've only got a couple guys in the 3's who race together on a regular basis and we run things kind of along the lines Rubiksoval's post. We never enter a race with any real tactics and just kind of...
04-25-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,447
Posted By hammer down

Thats too bad. There is already a huge lack of...

Thats too bad. There is already a huge lack of road races down here as it is. There are very few scheduled between now and late august. Will likely hurt Houston Grand crit as well, as I'm sure...
04-25-18, 07:12 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,447
Posted By hammer down

Head down to Houston for Cold Spring in a couple...

Head down to Houston for Cold Spring in a couple weeks. You could hit the RR Saturday and the Houston Grand Crit Sunday
04-21-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,447
Posted By hammer down

I'm surprised this isn't more looked down upon by...

I'm surprised this isn't more looked down upon by the cycling comm***ty. We've got a guy or two around here who should be nowhere near a 3 anymore.
04-21-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,447
Posted By hammer down

Radish bumped this just to make me feel bad. ...

Radish bumped this just to make me feel bad.

I went 4 to 3 in 1.5 months and regret it big time. Used to be able to race the 4/5 and then 3/4 crits and have two competitive races that were fun...
04-18-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,541
Posted By hammer down

This makes sense. I misunderstood and thought...

This makes sense. I misunderstood and thought you were hinting that if you sit on, you shouldn't sprint.
04-18-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,541
Posted By hammer down

This is the attitude that seems a little silly to...

This is the attitude that seems a little silly to me. Its a race, the point is to win. You 'deserve' whatever you get. If I take a free ride that seems like its a problem for the people giving the...
04-18-18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,541
Posted By hammer down

This is something I don't quite understand. ...

This is something I don't quite understand. Granted I'm a lowly 3 with less than a year of experience, but why can't I sprint unless I burn up matches pulling? For example, my current fitness level...
04-16-18, 05:10 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 36,933
Posted By hammer down

This weekend was my first time on that course,...

This weekend was my first time on that course, and I can certainly vouch that it was bump filled with a side of sketchy in some places.
03-14-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 36,933
Posted By hammer down

I raced the same B race in our local crit as...

I raced the same B race in our local crit as Radish last night, only I did a much poorer job of positioning myself for the sprint. Oh well. 2 guys were off the front for the entire second half and...
03-13-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13,586
Views: 691,092
Posted By hammer down

Sharpening my elbows now...

Sharpening my elbows now...
02-01-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13,586
Views: 691,092
Posted By hammer down

Feeling your pain, just got the flu yesterday and...

Feeling your pain, just got the flu yesterday and guess what? 3 days before the first race. Had my best workout of the offseason just last weekend too...
12-09-17, 12:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,433
Posted By hammer down

Was going to say this (Radish and I compete in...

Was going to say this (Radish and I compete in the same crits). I never felt unsafe in either of the major crits in this area last year, granted I started a couple months into the season.
12-09-17, 12:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,404
Posted By hammer down

In regards to spending money on something that is...

In regards to spending money on something that is going to be the first to hit in a crash: I crashed into a steel pole somewhere between 25-30mph in a crit and my aerofly's were the first to hit,...
10-25-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,313
Posted By hammer down

I know that nobody cares but I picked up a kickr...

I know that nobody cares but I picked up a kickr snap. I would probably prefer the kickr but the weather in Texas is good enough that I'll be able to get outside enough that I can get by without...
10-22-17, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,313
Posted By hammer down

Fair points. If all else fails Ill just have to...

Fair points. If all else fails Ill just have to change my weight to 90 pounds and dominate.
10-22-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,313
Posted By hammer down

Yes and yes, hence the reason for the question

Yes and yes, hence the reason for the question
10-18-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,313
Posted By hammer down

Thats a good resource, thanks

Thats a good resource, thanks
10-18-17, 07:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,313
Posted By hammer down

I didn't ask for advice on how often. It's not...

I didn't ask for advice on how often. It's not the point. If it's only once or twice a week then it's worth it to get a different trainer.
10-18-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,313
Posted By hammer down

I think you'll find the answer in my initial post.

I think you'll find the answer in my initial post.
10-18-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,313
Posted By hammer down

I don't think thats an outrageous number. Seems...

I don't think thats an outrageous number. Seems extremely low for a max output for a trainer
10-17-17, 08:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,313
Posted By hammer down

I can get it for crazy cheap here which is why...

I can get it for crazy cheap here which is why I'm looking at it. Don't want to spring for the kickr if I can make this one work.
10-17-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,313
Posted By hammer down

Zwift Race Question

I'm looking at picking up a Tacx Vortex Smart trainer. The trainer has a max wattage of 900 so I'm wondering if I would be able to race on Zwift with this trainer or if I would get dropped on the...
09-29-17, 10:20 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 15,745
Posted By hammer down

Same with me. Going out for a training ride is...

Same with me. Going out for a training ride is nothing but a chore during this time of the year. I'm only doing it because I need to in order to maximize my fun racing.
06-10-17, 03:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,691
Posted By hammer down

OP, I am in a very similar situation as you. The...

OP, I am in a very similar situation as you. The difference is that I am a couple years older and I didn't switch due to an injury, I switched because bike racing looked awesome. It is. I had very...
06-01-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 45,432
Posted By hammer down

I was in the race last week, it was a downpour...

I was in the race last week, it was a downpour for a few laps. Roads weren't a problem at all but the low visibility made it a little sketchy.
05-05-17, 07:27 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 45,432
Posted By hammer down

They didnt restart the game 0-0. He chased and...

They didnt restart the game 0-0. He chased and was a lap down, finished 20 something place. If Lebron shows up in the 2nd quarter, he starts with zero points and his team is likely down, but he...
05-04-17, 10:27 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 45,432
Posted By hammer down

It was a guy in his 10th race ever at a weeknight...

It was a guy in his 10th race ever at a weeknight crit. Wasn't prepared, got a lap down, rode around for the experience and half heartedly rode faster at the end. Lets not act like he disrupted the...
05-04-17, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By hammer down

I'll never understand responses like this. Isn't...

I'll never understand responses like this. Isn't the whole point of a forum such as this one to discuss cycling related things? I could go through every thread on this site and probably find...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 64,458
Posted By hammer down

Also interested to hear how people who have owned...

Also interested to hear how people who have owned one would rate it as an all around race bike.
04-16-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,317
Posted By hammer down

I'm not. I currently run 23. I would like the...

I'm not. I currently run 23. I would like the option of running a 25 without it being a functional 27 or 28 though in certain areas with less than ideal road conditions.
04-16-17, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,317
Posted By hammer down

Yea I am looking at both and width on the...

Yea I am looking at both and width on the ardennes plus is a concern. The way I look at it, I may benefit more by going with the feather version which is obviously lighter, with 2mm less width on...
04-15-17, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,317
Posted By hammer down

Because experiences from someone going from a...

Because experiences from someone going from a narrower rim to a wider rim are going to be very similar experiences to what I would have with a wider/narrower rim. While their may be minor variations...
04-15-17, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,317
Posted By hammer down

Narrowed my choices, the decision comes down to...

Narrowed my choices, the decision comes down to one more question if someone with more experience than me can chime in:

Assuming the wheels are used for both racing and training, would a 23mm rim...
04-14-17, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,317
Posted By hammer down

I was leaning towards the ardennes prior to the...

I was leaning towards the ardennes prior to the thread, honestly tough to find many people saying bad things about either.

Also looking at the Zipp 30's as they supposedly are more aero, but...
04-14-17, 01:01 PM
04-14-17, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,317
Posted By hammer down

All-around wheel for training/racing crits and flat road races

I've got an option with two pretty good deals:

1) HED ardennes new old stock from 2014

2) New Flo 30

I am looking for a wheel I can use an everyday trainer but that I could also race crits...
03-23-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,521
Posted By hammer down

The other thing is how much fun it is the first...

The other thing is how much fun it is the first time you ride fast in a group. You may found you're more motivated to get to more group rides and race after that initial rush.
Forum: For Sale
08-10-16, 08:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,531
Posted By hammer down

Would love the bontrager shorts. Currently...

Would love the bontrager shorts. Currently rotating between a couple pairs of chinese knockoffs that are paper thin.
07-23-14, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,011
Posted By hammer down

I've read through every reply, even the remedial...

I've read through every reply, even the remedial ones. But if you reread through the thread, there isn't anything for me to interact about.

If anyone cares I went with the speedplays.
07-22-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,011
Posted By hammer down

Dura Ace 7900 or speedplay zero?

New to racing, I've got these two pedals, which would you choose? (crits and road races)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-14, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By hammer down

Caloso is correct, I'm not wired to be able to do...

Caloso is correct, I'm not wired to be able to do something just for enjoyment, definitely going to race.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-14, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By hammer down

$950

$950
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-14, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By hammer down

First race bike?

Looking at a 2008 cervelo soloist with ultegra as my first race bike? Thoughts? I'm coming into cycling from track (800-1:51) so I have a decent athletic base and am wondering if this is a good bike...
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