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Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By MattDC

Seriously +1 for the username alone, dude. Just...

Seriously +1 for the username alone, dude. Just hop in and if they ask for money give them a swift kick in the...well you know.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 04:49 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,416
Posted By MattDC

First kudos for at least knowing that there is a...

First kudos for at least knowing that there is a distinction between civil and criminal.

But your statements above that there is a constitutional basis for "xyz" still are incorrect. I'll just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 04:17 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,416
Posted By MattDC

Yes says me. Again it is the...

Yes says me.




Again it is the same boat as a parking ticket, or a speeding ticket. The judge is inclined to favor the officer, camera, meter maid if you do go to court, but that is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 12:53 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,416
Posted By MattDC

They're doing it wrong. :innocent:

They're doing it wrong. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 12:48 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,416
Posted By MattDC

Incorrect. Standard slippery slope fallacy. Most...

Incorrect. Standard slippery slope fallacy. Most times it is the big huge harry stuff that really F^&Ks you.



Incorrect, you aren't presumed more guilty that getting a parking ticket. All due...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,416
Posted By MattDC

It may be silly to you, but there is a good body...

It may be silly to you, but there is a good body of traffic safety data that shows intersections with traffic cameras and properly timed lights when used in conjunction have a reduced number of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 12:22 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,416
Posted By MattDC

Sure I can see there being exceptional cases, but...

Sure I can see there being exceptional cases, but as far as I know a court hearing can still be obtained so that extenuating circumstances can be presented. DC also has a option to write in and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,416
Posted By MattDC

That kinda was my point, there is a gamut of ways...

That kinda was my point, there is a gamut of ways that citations are issued, many of which you don't actually interact with a human being. You can't simply cherry pick which option you like and say...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 11:48 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,416
Posted By MattDC

By this logic all enforcement of traffic laws is...

By this logic all enforcement of traffic laws is pointless. Get a grip.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,416
Posted By MattDC

So you are saying that the ticket must be...

So you are saying that the ticket must be presented to you by a human being, in person, to serve due process? By this logic parking tickets left on your vehicle also deprive you of due process. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 322,771
Posted By MattDC

Forgive poor morphius, he knows not what he...

Forgive poor morphius, he knows not what he speaks. Maybe he'll get back to us after his first nonsocial group ride.
07-02-09, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By MattDC

You can order replacement parts from specialized...

You can order replacement parts from specialized through your LBS. Assuming the attachment point for the mechanism to the shoe it's self hasn't been damaged it should be a matter of a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,416
Posted By MattDC

No, you are missing the point. People aren't very...

No, you are missing the point. People aren't very good at prioritizing issues that are likely to impact their lives. Hence people get in a flap over guns and red light cameras, but don't really care...
07-02-09, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By MattDC

Thanks for the input, all of your perspectives...

Thanks for the input, all of your perspectives are invaluable to me.
07-02-09, 09:54 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,099
Posted By MattDC

<copy paste from team website> District...

<copy paste from team website>
District Velocity Racing presented by The Bike Rack is a cycling team and club based in Washington, D.C.

We actively -

Promote cycling in the Washington, D.C....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 02:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,678
Posted By MattDC

No it is far more stupid, for reasons that should...

No it is far more stupid, for reasons that should be obvious.:crash:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,355
Posted By MattDC

That I didn't know, I'll have to give it a shot....

That I didn't know, I'll have to give it a shot. Each time my chain hit my BB I always assumed I was doomed to dismount and then TT untill my heart exploded.
07-01-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,511
Posted By MattDC

so how many KJs in an inch?

so how many KJs in an inch?
07-01-09, 01:00 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,099
Posted By MattDC

whoa congrats, I knew he was at least a 2....good...

whoa congrats, I knew he was at least a 2....good on him.

I am going to go cry now about how I am too old and fat for this sport for the fifth time this week.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,480
Posted By MattDC

What about urban bike lanes? I say ixnay the...

What about urban bike lanes? I say ixnay the oggersjay.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,485
Posted By MattDC

oh yeah didn't they make that lifetime movie...

oh yeah didn't they make that lifetime movie about him? Bumped up in a bathroom stall and straight fell out dead. But wasn't there a previously undiagnosed heart condition in the mix?
07-01-09, 12:48 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,099
Posted By MattDC

Speaking of young pehnoms, what is the name of...

Speaking of young pehnoms, what is the name of that jr w/ Kelly/LVS who was in the mix in the p123 - reston GP. I see that kid riding with the ncvc jrs sometimes at HP kid has a motor.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 12:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,480
Posted By MattDC

Correction, old people just don't give a hang,...

Correction, old people just don't give a hang, the're old. How else do you explain out-a-shape-to-freakishly-deformed old dudes in the gym that are far more comfortable with their nudity than anyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 12:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,480
Posted By MattDC

Now this is unhappy, rush hour traffic and having...

Now this is unhappy, rush hour traffic and having to suicide squeeze between a jogger running toward me in the bike lane and the metro buss trying to run me in to the parked cars. At least if they...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,416
Posted By MattDC

So speeding is an inalienable right and freedom?...

So speeding is an inalienable right and freedom? :lol:

Arrogance and smugness are two of my favorite spices of life, but stupidity is self evident and not really for me to decide, I mearly enjoy...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,355
Posted By MattDC

I avoid it like the plague, every dropped chain...

I avoid it like the plague, every dropped chain I've during a race has been in this exact situation. Some times it can't be helped, but as a rule, I try not to be in that situation. But yes if I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By MattDC

Htfu?

Htfu?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,355
Posted By MattDC

^^ what he said, be in the chain ring you need to...

^^ what he said, be in the chain ring you need to be in when you start the climb. Shifting the FD under load is a good way to drop a chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By MattDC

I wouldn't hinge my bike purchase on what crank...

I wouldn't hinge my bike purchase on what crank length was standard, considering that it is likely less than 10% of the total purchase price. Cranks can easily be swapped, exchanged, traded,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,416
Posted By MattDC

Why is it people always want the stupid freedoms?...

Why is it people always want the stupid freedoms? EG. guns, speeding and running traffic lights. Voter rights, health care pffft what ever :rolleyes: as long as I can consume as much as I like, drive...
07-01-09, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By MattDC

from usacycling.org Club name Type City...

from usacycling.org
Club name Type City Expiration Sponsored
Tri Power USAC Virgina Beach 12-31-2009 Yes details
Atlantic Velo-Virginia USAC Virginia Beach 12-31-2009 No details
Coastal Racing...
07-01-09, 10:01 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,099
Posted By MattDC

Like MDCatIV said you probably won't find many in...

Like MDCatIV said you probably won't find many in this thread who know but here is a start.

from usacycling.org
Club name Type City Expiration Sponsored
Tri Power USAC Virgina Beach ...
07-01-09, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By MattDC

Thanks, for the tips. I think I am starting to...

Thanks, for the tips. I think I am starting to come back, Poolesville was easy, but Reston the next day was so, so hard for me (especially the line call only to blow up and get cut with 8 to go)....
07-01-09, 09:48 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,099
Posted By MattDC

just busting your stones, you are welcome to ask...

just busting your stones, you are welcome to ask as many as you like.
07-01-09, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By MattDC

Cool, thanks for the feed back, guys. Mentally I...

Cool, thanks for the feed back, guys. Mentally I don't know how much of an effect it has had in terms of being nervous on a bike, I still feel pretty comfy, though I suppose it is possible that part...
07-01-09, 09:41 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,099
Posted By MattDC

Oh and FYI the point is closed through the 4th...

Oh and FYI the point is closed through the 4th for fireworks preparation.
07-01-09, 09:38 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,099
Posted By MattDC

Dude you sure do ask a lot of questions :p ...

Dude you sure do ask a lot of questions :p

No idea what your experience with pack riding and pace lining but it would be good to know the basics.

HP: Thursday evening, 5:pm till when ever,...
07-01-09, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By MattDC

Crashing and recovery: How did it effect your training and fitness?

I am aware that fitness suffers in general after a crash. After crashing several weeks ago I have noticed about a 15% dip in my power numbers across the board and my RPE is through the roof during...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By MattDC

^^ I have one, the non carbon version. I can get...

^^ I have one, the non carbon version. I can get the tire up to about ~95 psi with the pump but it ain't quick. Nice and small, hides in a jersey pocket with out the co2 attached.
07-01-09, 09:04 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,099
Posted By MattDC

no you are right, i am all kinds of...

no you are right, i am all kinds of confused....... I want to do this :crash: to my head some times.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 09:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,485
Posted By MattDC

The effects are only good for about 4-6 hours so...

The effects are only good for about 4-6 hours so I don't drink any after 3pm and sleep like a baby.
07-01-09, 08:59 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,099
Posted By MattDC

dude you know what, rereading my post I actually...

dude you know what, rereading my post I actually got it right the first time.....can you believe I actually make a living with my brain? No wonder I am poor.
07-01-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,099
Posted By MattDC

"bob's bike shop" that's it. I knew it was a 3...

"bob's bike shop" that's it. I knew it was a 3 letter generic name. My brain sucks.
07-01-09, 08:42 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,099
Posted By MattDC

I love the s of death, it makes me feel for the...

I love the s of death, it makes me feel for the five seconds I am on it 5 seconds that I am in europe.
07-01-09, 08:38 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,099
Posted By MattDC

I see 3 c3-sollay guys at races semi-regularly....

I see 3 c3-sollay guys at races semi-regularly. One guy I know is local, I think bobs bike shop is their shop sponsor. One of the other dudes is a really strong MTB racer, he was constantly attacking...
07-01-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,099
Posted By MattDC

Coming from DC on the Custis, it is that exit...

Coming from DC on the Custis, it is that exit right behind the shopping center, just before the switch back leading to the pedestrian bridge over 29. You can see the parking lot with the big wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 08:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,485
Posted By MattDC

incorrect. A recent study...

incorrect. A recent study (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19088790) had the exact opposite conclusion about acclimation and tolerance.



Do you have evidence to support your statement or...
07-01-09, 05:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,622
Posted By MattDC

The pedal bouncing isn't the problem, when your...

The pedal bouncing isn't the problem, when your pedal strikes it becomes one of the bike's 2 points that contact pavement, this means one of your tires is no longer touching the road. Even a slight...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 10:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,485
Posted By MattDC

I drink a lot of coffee and I am still too slow...

I drink a lot of coffee and I am still too slow and weak and I feel a lot of pain, therefore it must be junk science.
06-30-09, 10:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,042
Posted By MattDC

^ what he said.

^ what he said.
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