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Where? Chiba?

Where? Chiba?
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Take some time and heal, and then regroup for...

Take some time and heal, and then regroup for next year. It's a bummer and I know that you've been focused on the shorter events -- even forgoing the longer mass start stuff. I've been at this...
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Of course we know each other. I'm infamous for...

Of course we know each other. I'm infamous for being the least well liked draft in the South East!
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Rode my 2nd track race of the year, the NC/SC...

Rode my 2nd track race of the year, the NC/SC Regional Championships. It was an omnium for me, not a format that I really like, but it allowed me some track time before nationals. They did a really...
08-10-19, 05:56 PM
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Posted By tobukog

Congratulations????

Congratulations????
07-31-19, 10:26 AM
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I'm going to go out on a limb since this was a...

I'm going to go out on a limb since this was a time before Strava, but I kind of feel like the American crit scene has gotten a little slower and more reasonable. Even with all the equipment...
07-30-19, 07:37 AM
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Posted By tobukog

Personally, I often find "fast" races to often be...

Personally, I often find "fast" races to often be easier. Usually when I'm over 48km/h average speed, I have a better chance because it indicates a fast easy course with lots of momentum. In courses...
07-30-19, 07:25 AM
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Posted By tobukog

Here you go. 51.2 km/h by Heg, who lapped the...

Here you go. 51.2 km/h by Heg, who lapped the field twice -- once solo.

Results (http://tracktiming.live/results/E1921/M-PTS2-F-R.htm)
07-28-19, 11:19 AM
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Posted By tobukog

My fastest from last year was probably 47km/h. ...

My fastest from last year was probably 47km/h. 29.7 at San Rafael is impressive -- it's not a slow course, but it's not super fast either. I've lapped the field at San Rafael but there's no way I...
07-25-19, 04:36 PM
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Posted By tobukog

Fair enough. That would seem to warrant riding...

Fair enough. That would seem to warrant riding as you did. As you mention, what is considered acceptable is fluid and depends on the level of the race and the status in the pecking order of the...
07-25-19, 12:29 PM
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Posted By tobukog

Yes, if the leaders are considered the main...

Yes, if the leaders are considered the main "field". You many not get involved if the leaders are considered "off the front" of the main field. However, it is often not considered good form to use...
07-11-19, 04:19 PM
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Posted By tobukog

So you're encouraging him to do the Regional...

So you're encouraging him to do the Regional Championships for his first race? In all seriousness, I expect it will be a light turnout. They've scheduled it against 2 other races nearby: pretty...
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It's a track bike, and they haven't really...

It's a track bike, and they haven't really changed in the past 20 years. There's really nothing significantly better about modern track bikes compared to a steel NJS bike if you're not racing....
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Posted By tobukog

So in the scratch race, you spent way too much...

So in the scratch race, you spent way too much time riding mid track off of a wheel. You were probably stronger than the other riders, you just got tired by the end.

In the Tempo, you have to be...
06-15-19, 06:05 PM
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Posted By tobukog

Don't give out all the secrets!

Don't give out all the secrets!
06-12-19, 10:55 AM
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Posted By tobukog

This. And the alpha male, whether by experience,...

This. And the alpha male, whether by experience, brute strength, or combination of both pretty much gets to decide if it's a "beat the crap out of each other" day or tempo day -- which is pretty...
05-22-19, 03:58 PM
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Posted By tobukog

Fun as hell? Hella fun? Heck of fun? Which is...

Fun as hell? Hella fun? Heck of fun? Which is it?
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Like I said, out on a limb. He could very well...

Like I said, out on a limb. He could very well end up being a sprinter. Rowers often make very good enduros. Dancers, who knows :).
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So you're an ex-rower and 13.44? I'm going to go...

So you're an ex-rower and 13.44? I'm going to go out on a limb and say that you're going to end up being an enduro, not a sprinter. But you'll find out, and the most gains you are going to get will...
04-20-19, 12:58 PM
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Posted By tobukog

I'm always amazed by the raw power of all my...

I'm always amazed by the raw power of all my peers. If sprints were won by max wattage, I'd probably stop contesting sprint finishes!
04-15-19, 06:35 AM
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Posted By tobukog

To me, it sounds like you need to join a good...

To me, it sounds like you need to join a good club -- one that has many active racers -- as you seem to be looking for camaraderie and a social outlet in addition to athletic performance. Being able...
04-14-19, 03:55 PM
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Posted By tobukog

I'm a little puzzled by why you feel this way.

I'm a little puzzled by why you feel this way.
04-11-19, 07:32 AM
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Posted By tobukog

Your best choice would have been to try and...

Your best choice would have been to try and organize the group behind -- it was really a bridge too far. If you couldn't get there in a short high speed effort, there is no way you could have gotten...
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Sights and sounds from my trip to HK. ...

Sights and sounds from my trip to HK.

https://youtu.be/eJK_Yoyt7oA
03-08-19, 07:27 AM
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Posted By tobukog

Pops. Or it could have been Thurlow. It was one...

Pops. Or it could have been Thurlow. It was one of them...
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Posted By tobukog

Well, I asked Izumi and they told me that the...

Well, I asked Izumi and they told me that the eco, jet black, and standard chain are all the same except for color and surface coating. In terms of strength, durability, and longevity they should...
03-05-19, 12:30 PM
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Posted By tobukog

I think it was Stetina who said, "It's easy to ...

I think it was Stetina who said, "It's easy to look smart if you're strong."
02-24-19, 10:42 PM
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Posted By tobukog

mattm congratulations on the win, and 4th for...

mattm congratulations on the win, and 4th for yourself! 4th at Snelling is fantastic. I'd almost take a placing at Snelling than a placing at Copperopolis. It's almost always windy, cold, and...
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Posted By tobukog

I've never seen this different spline position. ...

I've never seen this different spline position. Maybe it's being mistaken for free hub splines?
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Posted By tobukog

Another big thing is INSURANCE. You'd be...

Another big thing is INSURANCE. You'd be surprised with how many people race despite lacking health insurance. That's actually a pretty big perk for Gold and Silver level support from USAC.

I...
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Posted By tobukog

How's the chainline on it?

How's the chainline on it?
02-01-19, 11:41 PM
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Posted By tobukog

Nor Cal racers are pretty middle of the road for...

Nor Cal racers are pretty middle of the road for aggression. That Aggie video was pretty gentlemanly IMO.
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Your English is very good for an American. Where...

Your English is very good for an American. Where did you learn it?
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I was surprised that even their sprinters had...

I was surprised that even their sprinters had gone narrow. They were using Shimano or Kappstein rings.
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Here's something interesting: all the German's...

Here's something interesting: all the German's run 3/32. And 9 or 10 speed shimano road chains.....
...
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Posted By tobukog

Dygert has been injured and both men and the...

Dygert has been injured and both men and the women's endurance teams are picking their spots -- they're aiming for points from 3 world cups, Pan Ams, and Worlds. Godby in particular looks pretty...
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Posted By tobukog

Awang probably has one to the best bike throws in...

Awang probably has one to the best bike throws in the world. Maybe the only way to beat it would be to let go of the bars completely and let the bike go forward while you lay your torso over the...
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So, in case some of you missed it, some results...

So, in case some of you missed it, some results from HK.... The US rode a great team pursuit in the first round -- 4:54 something on a slower track than New Zealand. They took some risks and...
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Posted By tobukog

For you equipment geeks -- German TP bars.

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Posted By tobukog

Pretty amazing to watch Ashton Lambie reverse a...

Pretty amazing to watch Ashton Lambie reverse a 1.5s deficit in the last 4 laps into a .5s advantage on the French Team yesterday. 3:59 yesterday to qualify 2nd -- which wasn't a bad time...
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Posted By tobukog

Not necessarily related to Performance, but most...

Not necessarily related to Performance, but most of us are going to feel some effect from the tariffs. Business doesn't like uncertainty, and even the threat of tariffs in the bicycle industry makes...
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Posted By tobukog

You might be right. But I think when VeloNews...

You might be right. But I think when VeloNews did their test there was a 5w? difference between the 105 and Dura Ace. Maybe I'm misremembering. Some people are now thinking that the current...
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Posted By tobukog

I'm going to guess that there's more than 1w to...

I'm going to guess that there's more than 1w to be gained with the right chain -- if I recall there was a significant difference between 105? and Dura Ace chains in a Velo News test several years...
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Posted By tobukog

You can pretty much use any correct length 3d+,...

You can pretty much use any correct length 3d+, 3d30 rotor crank and buy the 144mm spider separately.

I personally opted to take a Dura Ace 172.5 (solid) and cut it down to 150mm. At my height...
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Posted By tobukog

The Good 10 wins on the road and track this...

The Good
10 wins on the road and track this year. With the rest mainly being field sprint wins for placings.
2 medals at Masters Track Nationals
Getting to ride on a non-plywood track for the...
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I wish people would stop holding the IOC as a...

I wish people would stop holding the IOC as a paragon of how sports should be run. To use it to support the idea that the right to participate in sport is a human right seems a stretch -- not that...
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Now this is cool. https://vimeo.com/292876302

Now this is cool.

https://vimeo.com/292876302
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Congratulations Sarals! Way to represent Norcal!...

Congratulations Sarals! Way to represent Norcal! Bronze in the 500m!
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I suppose if people are super paranoid about...

I suppose if people are super paranoid about pulling out, they could go back to the first clipless pedals ever made (Cinelli?) that required you to be screwed into the pedal. Part of the reason for...
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Posted By tobukog

As far as I can remember, you can get a reride...

As far as I can remember, you can get a reride for a legitimate mishap. Did the refs mention a change in UCI rules?
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