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11-07-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,758
Posted By Ryon

Also, if they really want to level the playing...

Also, if they really want to level the playing field, they should look beyond time trials, which are a small minority of collegiate races.

Why not impose weight restrictions for road bikes? Why...
11-07-09, 11:52 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,758
Posted By Ryon

Who said speed is expensive? A forward seatpost...

Who said speed is expensive? A forward seatpost on ebay can go for $15, aerobars for $30. These small modifications alone are nearly as effective as a dedicated time trial bike.

Take a look:...
11-04-09, 10:17 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,758
Posted By Ryon

I'd like to second that notion: Advantages...

I'd like to second that notion: Advantages aren't always luck of the draw. Sometimes they are earned.

As a broke grad student I spent 7 months putting together my budget TT bike. Each month I...
08-31-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By Ryon

nice job! It takes a lot of guts to even go up...

nice job! It takes a lot of guts to even go up to the start line. There are many people who could, but never will. You just distinguished yourself from them. Welcome to bike racing!
08-25-09, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 741
Posted By Ryon

Last week the prieme bell went off in a crit... ...

Last week the prieme bell went off in a crit... there was a 2 man break about a corner up the road. I attacked. The two guys up the road were playing cat and mouse a little bit. As I approached I...
08-25-09, 03:32 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,818
Posted By Ryon

I'm doing the Fiesta Island Team Time Trial...

I'm doing the Fiesta Island Team Time Trial instead.
08-12-09, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By Ryon

lol. I'm an akward size, yes. the drop from my...

lol. I'm an akward size, yes. the drop from my saddle to the pads on my aero bars is 20cm. no joke.



Yeah, that's exactly what my 2 minute man said when I caught him at Santiago Canyon....
08-07-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By Ryon

+1 for Leader! ...

+1 for Leader!

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a398/Ryguyinlj/TTBike-05.jpg

Frame: Leader 720TT 63cm Aluminum
Fork: Off-brand Scott Carbon
Cranks: SRAM Rival 180mm 53/39 ...
08-03-09, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,032
Posted By Ryon

Como is great! Food park on Sat morning is...

Como is great!

Food park on Sat morning is also fun. The final stretch through PCH is beautiful. There's also Coffee Crew. And the El Dorado criterium every tuesday night (all turns to the...
07-31-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,247
Posted By Ryon

This is a slight tangent, but it's applicable to...

This is a slight tangent, but it's applicable to the topic at hand: A lot of people say that about time trials in general. "Oh yeah, I could break the hour if I wanted to... I could dominate TT's..."...
07-31-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,675
Posted By Ryon

I've broken the hour on the 40K. It's not all...

I've broken the hour on the 40K. It's not all that difficult with the proper training. And by proper training, I mean going out and practicing time trialing. Not intervals, not going hard for a...
07-29-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,247
Posted By Ryon

Yeah, the brits are pretty nutty. And that guy...

Yeah, the brits are pretty nutty. And that guy is even skinnier than me!
07-29-09, 02:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,247
Posted By Ryon

Why are TT's so short?!? I want a 50 mile TT!

I've been getting more into time trialing this season and been getting a feel for the scene here in socal. There are some great courses, and I'm looking forward to the TT series points race that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-09, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By Ryon

I'm 6'5" and I ride a 61cm frame for my road bike...

I'm 6'5" and I ride a 61cm frame for my road bike and a 60cm frame for TT. Though for the road bike I have an 18cm drop from saddle to handlebars, and my TT bike has a 19cm drop from seatpost to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-09, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By Ryon

Very nice. I built mt TT bike from scratch and...

Very nice. I built mt TT bike from scratch and it's a very pleasurable experience.
06-22-09, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By Ryon

I know quite a few triathletes on the UCSD team...

I know quite a few triathletes on the UCSD team and I've heard nothing but good things about Mac Brown. I assumed that he'd have enough on his plate coaching triathletes to want to take up road...
06-20-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By Ryon

Thanks for your extraordinarily constructive...

Thanks for your extraordinarily constructive criticism. Less time riding, more time scrutinizing internet grammar!
06-19-09, 02:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,413
Posted By Ryon

very cool. Anyone know what the course profile...

very cool. Anyone know what the course profile is like for those stages? Oh man, I hope this encourages some agressive riding! WWJ(ens)D?!?
06-19-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By Ryon

Looking for a coach for a Collegiate team. Do you have anyone you could reccomend?

Hello

My name is Ryon and I'm a graduate student at UC San Diego.

Myself and a few students will be taking over the helm of the UCSD cycling team next year, and we are looking for a coach. ...
06-19-09, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,368
Posted By Ryon

This year's TdD was a lot of fun and a huge hit! ...

This year's TdD was a lot of fun and a huge hit! I didn't knw that there would be so much interest outside of our UCSD-centric universe, so next year I'll be sure to do more advertising.

Here...
06-17-09, 06:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,847
Posted By Ryon

Tabatas are simply amazing. Nothing gets the...

Tabatas are simply amazing. Nothing gets the lungs burning quite like 'em. I felt a serious improvement doing just 3 tabata intervals once a week for 4 weeks.
06-15-09, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By Ryon

just ride it up there, ya wuss!

just ride it up there, ya wuss!
06-15-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,379
Posted By Ryon

I really hope you're facetious. You know, that...

I really hope you're facetious. You know, that weight issue could be due to the cancer in his pancreas. It's not uncommon for cancer patients to gain weight when it matastasizes to some of the...
06-11-09, 04:35 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 67,725
Posted By Ryon

how do you like the Q rings?

how do you like the Q rings?
06-07-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,029
Posted By Ryon

It was a question about gear to use while...

It was a question about gear to use while racing...

Tubular wheels will be a little less expensive than clinchers. If you ever flat during a race you're pretty much done anyway. Many people will...
06-06-09, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By Ryon

I had my roommate take two photos and he shifted...

I had my roommate take two photos and he shifted position a bit. I was too lazy to set up a tripod. I simply aligned the bike frame. Good observation, though.
06-06-09, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By Ryon

That's a good point. Power loss is always a...

That's a good point. Power loss is always a concern. Though the position mostly causes discomfort in the shoulders.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a398/Ryguyinlj/IMG_0833merger-ds.jpg...
06-06-09, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By Ryon

Forget the fit. TT posture matters. (photos)

Disclaimer: As a self-diagnosed amateur velo-phile with limited cash. But I do have a trainer, camera, and photoshop.

It's difficult to maintain the posture, but consciously bringing in your...
06-05-09, 05:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,977
Posted By Ryon

This year I raced in the 5's, or 4/5 combined. ...

This year I raced in the 5's, or 4/5 combined. Including my time trial finishes, I've had 6 podium finishes and two wins. But I have only 8 mass start races that they officially count. I've...
06-03-09, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 802
Posted By Ryon

+1 for san diego. Especially north San Diego...

+1 for san diego. Especially north San Diego County.
06-01-09, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,242
Posted By Ryon

I'm 6'5" and 190-195. Mind you, I can drop my...

I'm 6'5" and 190-195. Mind you, I can drop my main competition in hilly races that weigh 40+ lbs less than me, and I have podiumed on hilly time trials.

Granted, if I could play God and I...
06-01-09, 02:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,733
Posted By Ryon

Any why is it more specialized than it used to...

Any why is it more specialized than it used to be? It it because the competition is that much better, or are we just better at pidgeon-holeing prospective talent into certain disciplines? I am...
05-31-09, 10:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,733
Posted By Ryon

If the kid can time trial and the kid can sprint,...

If the kid can time trial and the kid can sprint, who says he can't learn to fly? The kid is 18! If he keeps at it and keeps his head on straight, he could be lethal in a grand tour.
05-31-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,273
Posted By Ryon

sent

sent
05-31-09, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Ryon

TT warm-up on a road bike?

Curious, I often see pro's warming up for time trials on their road bikes on trainers. Is there a particular reason for this? Common sense would suggest warming up on their bike they are to race...
05-30-09, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By Ryon

+1

+1
05-28-09, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Ryon

yes, chainrings...

yes, chainrings...
05-28-09, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Ryon

Anyone here use Q-rings?

I was curious if anyone here uses Q-rings or similar oval cogsets? I have a freind who can't shut up about them, but I wanted other racers' input.

Do you like them? Do you feel a differerence?...
05-21-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By Ryon

Thanks for your advice, everyone. I hadn't...

Thanks for your advice, everyone. I hadn't considered seated low cadence work in TT position. I had some knee problems earlier in the season so I'll be careful.

As for cross training, I'll...
05-20-09, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By Ryon

Strength training for Time Trialing?

TT gurus, I need your advice... If you dont want background info, just skip down...

As odd as it sounds, my season is already over. And thankfully no, nothing bad happened. (Except that I...
05-20-09, 12:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By Ryon

In any instance, welcome to the conference! We'd...

In any instance, welcome to the conference! We'd love to see you at the races!
04-28-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,636
Posted By Ryon

What the hell? Are you serious? Pretty much...

What the hell? Are you serious? Pretty much every lap they came around I saw the big guy in front. And he always looked composed and solid. The other guy looked like he was huuurting. I thought...
04-27-09, 01:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,636
Posted By Ryon

I was there. I got 4th of 50 in the 2nd cat5...

I was there. I got 4th of 50 in the 2nd cat5 field. 2 laps to go I felt the time was right for a breakaway, but that didn't work as planned. There were plenty of pedal hits in my field and I am...
04-14-09, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Ryon

UCI rules at State TT champs?

Hey everyone

I'll be doing the CA state TT championships, and I was wondering if I should be concerned about the 5cm-from-bb-to-tip-of-seat rule?

Thanks
Ryon
04-08-09, 01:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,176
Posted By Ryon

I recently won my first race. Problem is, it was...

I recently won my first race. Problem is, it was a time trial, so I didn't know with 100% certainty that I had won until after I got off the bike.
04-05-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Ryon

Thanks for the info. lol. ...

Thanks for the info.



lol. Schizophrenic? Or have we met before?
04-05-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Ryon

CA State TT Championships, how to qualify?

I am curious, how do you qualify for the California State Individual Time Trial Championships?

For some reason I can't find much information on it. Is there a website?
03-31-09, 05:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,240
Posted By Ryon

eh. e-joking never comes across right. I'll...

eh. e-joking never comes across right. I'll stop now. I didn;t really mean to insinuate that anyone was weak.

On the flipside, I can't sprint too well. Nor can I leg press too much. ...
03-31-09, 04:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,240
Posted By Ryon

I know why. It's because you're weak. :) ...

I know why. It's because you're weak. :)

...but seriously, I'm with Chris. And along that argument, it takes a lot more than short-end power to translate to a race. Redlining it for 5...
03-31-09, 02:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,240
Posted By Ryon

I have no idea what my numbers are, but I can do...

I have no idea what my numbers are, but I can do a 40K time trial in 56:30 (avg 26mph) with less than $1500 of equipment.
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