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02-02-19, 02:01 PM
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Posted By thechemist

Nice leadout Matt. Enjoyed the video.

Nice leadout Matt. Enjoyed the video.
01-31-19, 11:56 AM
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Views: 1,823
Posted By thechemist

Thanks guys! I am pretty stoked to find some good...

Thanks guys! I am pretty stoked to find some good group rides in a new area. I imagine a fair amount of base season in WI is indoor but it looks like indoor has come along way.

i like both RR and...
01-31-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,823
Posted By thechemist

Back in to cycling and racing of course

Good to see some familiar names still hear!

Typical story for those that don't know. Got burnt out racing and competing trying to go from Cat4 to Cat3. I have not been riding at all recently.
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11-11-14, 02:53 PM
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Posted By thechemist

~2hrs in and now 2hrs home. basey

~2hrs in and now 2hrs home. basey
11-03-14, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,112
Posted By thechemist

Yea, no reason to have removable sleeves when...

Yea, no reason to have removable sleeves when looking into jackets. At that point, you never really want to have it sleeveless. If it is warm enough to be sleeveless than grab your thermal vest. ...
10-21-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,888
Posted By thechemist

Congrats on the bike. I ride a tarmac now and...

Congrats on the bike. I ride a tarmac now and love it. Fit matters most IMO. Than again, I want a steel race rig for my next purchase.
10-21-14, 11:17 AM
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Posted By thechemist

I guess you could consider me in prebase at the...

I guess you could consider me in prebase at the moment. Hitting the gym a few times a week and have been getting in a couple rides a week with no real structure. I will start base in november
10-21-14, 11:15 AM
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Posted By thechemist

Possible snow tire? jest aside, that sucks

Possible snow tire? jest aside, that sucks
10-18-14, 02:31 PM
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Views: 715
Posted By thechemist

thanks doge! that is a helpful link in case i...

thanks doge! that is a helpful link in case i miss anything.




perfect! i found several that may work,thanks
10-17-14, 01:44 PM
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Views: 715
Posted By thechemist

stage race and multiday crit events-search engine

I seem to recall some sort of database listing stage races in the united states? Trying to figure out what is within x miles of travel for a good stage race or a multi day crit event. Joe martin,...
10-03-14, 07:00 AM
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Posted By thechemist

That sounds amazing!

That sounds amazing!
09-18-14, 07:18 AM
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Posted By thechemist

so true

so true
09-18-14, 07:15 AM
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Posted By thechemist

Commuted to work today which will equate to about...

Commuted to work today which will equate to about 4hrs of z2-z3 by the end of the day.
09-12-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By thechemist

I would get the one that fits the best....

I would get the one that fits the best. Personally, I think you can do better with 1500$ tops by looking at some other brands but you may be limited by what your lbs carries.

Have you saved $ for...
09-12-14, 11:46 AM
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Posted By thechemist

Well, I am trying to grow an "off season" beard....

Well, I am trying to grow an "off season" beard. Figured what the hell and it has the potential to keep me somewhat warmer for the winter riding :) 1 week in and itchy
09-10-14, 01:42 PM
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Posted By thechemist

It is possible that the cyclist just didn't time...

It is possible that the cyclist just didn't time sundown correctly. I was caught out in the dark for about 10 minutes last night just because they nights are starting earlier now:( .




I...
09-10-14, 09:38 AM
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Posted By thechemist

More running and weights at this point. doing...

More running and weights at this point. doing some heavier lifts in the off season and man that lactic acid is biting me in the but(literally) at work. Should add some swimming here soon along with...
09-10-14, 09:32 AM
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Posted By thechemist

sweet opportunity for sure! Keep us posted

sweet opportunity for sure! Keep us posted
09-10-14, 09:07 AM
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Posted By thechemist

hopefully it is replicated soon by others. I have...

hopefully it is replicated soon by others. I have enjoyed following the studies and would guess that the values are closer to specialized claims than Kyle but like most, I have a heard time wrapping...
09-08-14, 01:36 PM
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Posted By thechemist

I can't wait to ditch my edge 500 in about a...

I can't wait to ditch my edge 500 in about a month for a pc7. It will take a lot for me to ever buy a garmin product again. Their heart rate straps also suck.
09-08-14, 12:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,972
Posted By thechemist

5hrs +- depending on how many races I can do. I...

5hrs +- depending on how many races I can do. I won't travel 5hrs for one crit race but if I can get three/four races in that weekend than 5hrs it is
09-08-14, 07:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,972
Posted By thechemist

March: RR:4 Crit/circuit races:...

March: RR:4 Crit/circuit races: 31,21,25,29,31,31

April: RR: 20

May:RR: 31,4,11

June: Crit: 16,22,17

July: RR: 8,13 Crit:8,18,10,6,39,21,26
09-03-14, 08:42 AM
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Posted By thechemist

Off season has begun. Taking the bike into the...

Off season has begun. Taking the bike into the shop to replace a bunch of worn parts and getting new bar tape and brake pads.

Running a bit with the wife and have started hitting up the local gym.
09-03-14, 08:41 AM
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Posted By thechemist

Dang...

Dang...
09-03-14, 05:28 AM
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Posted By thechemist

as long as the basetape isn't coming off than you...

as long as the basetape isn't coming off than you are fine. I would glue as normal than with no worries :)
09-02-14, 01:51 PM
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Posted By thechemist

clean with mineral spirits. Once nice and clean...

clean with mineral spirits. Once nice and clean apply a few layers of glue to rim before final application
08-28-14, 07:47 PM
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Posted By thechemist

Maybe I missed it but has anyone weighed theirs?

Maybe I missed it but has anyone weighed theirs?
08-28-14, 01:38 PM
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Posted By thechemist

Yea, if I want to get any sort of real training...

Yea, if I want to get any sort of real training in than I do it on my commute into work which = zero stopped time. The commute home is just a Z2 ride. Weekend workouts I can find areas without lights...
08-26-14, 01:54 PM
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Posted By thechemist

Don't forget to say hi :) bbq post race...

Don't forget to say hi :)

bbq post race along with year end results so stick around
08-22-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,480
Posted By thechemist

So, I still haven't heard from Ron at...

So, I still haven't heard from Ron at tirealert...he is usually pretty quick on the response.


Anyway, tried sealant again and it worked this time and has held pressure fine with one ride on it...
08-19-14, 07:14 PM
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Posted By thechemist

nice, congrats!

nice, congrats!
08-19-14, 07:12 PM
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Posted By thechemist

I REALLY want to try the Reynolds new blue pads....

I REALLY want to try the Reynolds new blue pads. Everything I have heard has been phenomenal. @ tetonrider perhaps I should also try the zipp pads as well.

My only experience as of now with carbon...
08-19-14, 06:36 AM
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Posted By thechemist

So has anyone actually had more stopping power...

So has anyone actually had more stopping power from upgrading the actual brakes or is it really just the pad. Thinking of swapping my sram force brakes for some planetx or similar and hitting two...
08-14-14, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,480
Posted By thechemist

399280

399280
08-14-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,480
Posted By thechemist

Yeah, i had followed all of the above except that...

Yeah, i had followed all of the above except that part and did end up blowing out the seal but I was using stans and I have heard good things about vittoria pitstop.

I will try pitstop and if not...
08-14-14, 07:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,480
Posted By thechemist

tubular repair,tirealert and other musings

So, punctured a vittoria CX tubular a week or so ago. Finally found the time to put some sealant in it with no success. I thought about pulling the tube out and patching it but I don't have any spare...
08-14-14, 05:52 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,261,619
Posted By thechemist

I find it is better to already have the ice in...

I find it is better to already have the ice in the bath. Just jump in and cringe for about 2 minutes than you are fine. fwiw, I usually have something warm to drink and I also usually wear a...
08-11-14, 04:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,464
Posted By thechemist

I would go with shorter socks. Ultimately though,...

I would go with shorter socks. Ultimately though, you will need to spend some time in the wind tunnel to know what works best for you.



I wish some of these threads would actually become...
08-11-14, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,261,619
Posted By thechemist

3 of the 4 courses are wide open...

3 of the 4 courses are wide open square/rectangular 4 corner 90 degree crits. The last course looks very technical with 8 turns.

Races | Gateway Cup (http://gatewaycup.com/races/)

I am debating...
08-11-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18,065
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Posted By thechemist

Anyone doing the gateway cup st. louis MO.. NCC...

Anyone doing the gateway cup st. louis MO.. NCC crit?
08-10-14, 03:23 PM
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Views: 175,167
Posted By thechemist

SRS knoxville RR: DNF So i didn't wreck...

SRS knoxville RR: DNF

So i didn't wreck but...

Pouring rain with somewhat technical decents. Rain was so bad that pools of water had formed at the bottom of the decents.

Anyway, 2 guys went...
08-10-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,119
Posted By thechemist

So, why do you not want to get to far over the...

So, why do you not want to get to far over the BB? Granted you have believers in knee over pedal and various other fit systems but if I recall, most exceptional fit experts debunk the whole knee over...
08-09-14, 05:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,291
Posted By thechemist

Well, when it comes to wheels I think I have a...

Well, when it comes to wheels I think I have a pretty easy answer for me. It was a bit hard to come up with a specific dollar amount but I am running tubular zipp 404s and I think that is worth it....
08-08-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,291
Posted By thechemist

I really agree with the above logic. I just wish...

I really agree with the above logic. I just wish I saw what I believe in practice more often. Granted, it is good if competition doesn't catch on but...

1) why don't I see more skinsuits in crits?...
08-06-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,023
Posted By thechemist

and just to clear things up in my head. trail...

and just to clear things up in my head. trail braking is done with the front brake. Most breaking should be done before the turn to scrub speed and then you let up the brake slowly until you are...
08-06-14, 10:23 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,023
Posted By thechemist

I fully agree with this and really think this is...

I fully agree with this and really think this is one reason why I have started pushing such a long stem for bike fit. So, I began to wonder if the ideal bike distribution is 50/50 (for setup). Can...
08-05-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,023
Posted By thechemist

I've been chastised for crossing the yellow line...

I've been chastised for crossing the yellow line in a turn at a road race. My understanding is the rule is still enforced even in a sharp turn? It would make sense from a safety stand point with cars...
08-05-14, 06:33 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,023
Posted By thechemist

I think this is key as well. If it is a major...

I think this is key as well. If it is a major turn in the course, plan to be in the front! Like you said, if you are top 5 than the turn really isn't bad. Plus, while you might burn a match getting...
08-01-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,332
Posted By thechemist

I will know better after august. Several big...

I will know better after august. Several big races and from there should decide things.
07-30-14, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 436,367
Posted By thechemist

Yea, i am running a pretty aggressive setup now...

Yea, i am running a pretty aggressive setup now and LOVE it but im curious if ill still like it when doing zone2 base this winter.



Let us know how fit goes colby
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