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06-07-18, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Harlan

Looks like Cielo has a new RR and new format. RR...

Looks like Cielo has a new RR and new format. RR Saturday then Crit/TT Sunday. Still won't be there but different is better. I hope the new RR course is hillier than the old "punchy but never get...
11-30-17, 07:05 AM
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Posted By Harlan

Wow I had no idea it had so much recovery time....

Wow I had no idea it had so much recovery time. Have you done any other research about insurance/cost?
11-30-17, 06:57 AM
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Posted By Harlan

I have a pretty deviated septum as well. Can...

I have a pretty deviated septum as well. Can barely get air through one side. Kindly share your experiences with it!

Also my resting breathing patterns are stupid from working with diesel boats...
11-29-17, 07:18 AM
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Posted By Harlan

I have asthma as well and have somewhat grown out...

I have asthma as well and have somewhat grown out of it except for dust/mold (usually happens when we close up the house for the fall and open it up for the spring). I was told many years ago that...
08-29-17, 03:08 PM
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Posted By Harlan

I wouldn't look at total height vs saddle height....

I wouldn't look at total height vs saddle height. I'm 5'9.5" and run a 70cm bb->saddle height, somewhat forward. Setback also comes into the equation, as well riding style. I like to err on the side...
08-29-17, 06:34 AM
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Posted By Harlan

For posterity, what's your saddle height?

For posterity, what's your saddle height?
08-24-17, 08:12 AM
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Posted By Harlan

I remember the stages data dropouts. Pioneer has...

I remember the stages data dropouts. Pioneer has none of that.
08-24-17, 05:02 AM
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Posted By Harlan

I did some reading on shorter cranks, and it...

I did some reading on shorter cranks, and it seems like the range of 165-175 is silly small for the range of people. Shorter than 165 is pretty boutique and you won't get a PM for it however. Heck,...
08-22-17, 04:51 AM
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Posted By Harlan

Windy crit where I bashed on the field for a bit...

Windy crit where I bashed on the field for a bit but squat to show for it. I saw shovelhd and also heard that a certain dynamic duo who did some weird stuff in our race got DQ'd in a later race....
08-22-17, 04:37 AM
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Posted By Harlan

"I volunteer as tribute" You're on a roll...

"I volunteer as tribute"


You're on a roll today.


To answer the OP, sounds like you guys won a 3 place field prime. You just happened to be the first of the field.
08-18-17, 05:27 AM
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Posted By Harlan

So jelly. What's the brand? I've been setting...

So jelly. What's the brand? I've been setting cleats up as far back as Shimano shoes will allow, initially trying to make the feet feel better but noticed I could go harder longer w/ lower HR. Not...
08-08-17, 05:26 AM
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Posted By Harlan

Fair points, in the past my feeling was that if...

Fair points, in the past my feeling was that if I'm paying for the stage race, I don't want to "phone in" a tempo paced TT. I can certainly see why folks do it. At my level (4) winning a GC doesn't...
08-07-17, 03:44 PM
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Posted By Harlan

It seems like the 6's are put on clearance every...

It seems like the 6's are put on clearance every year around this time. They seem to hold their value though, I just sold a set of 23mm wide (previous version) 6s for $500. That's $100 less than I...
08-07-17, 06:20 AM
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Posted By Harlan

Troof. I did tend to sit on the nose a bunch at...

Troof. I did tend to sit on the nose a bunch at Cielo so that kinda points to where I want to be sitting though. I guess moving the saddle would take away the climbing position.
08-07-17, 06:14 AM
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Posted By Harlan

Not sure I can do GMSR because of timing, but...

Not sure I can do GMSR because of timing, but yeah dude, fit as a fiddle. I'd have to travel solo because the SO has work starting right after Labor Day. I need to make some friends in the area so I...
08-07-17, 05:45 AM
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Posted By Harlan

And Shoe City has been postponed until 2018. I...

And Shoe City has been postponed until 2018. I think this was the only crit where my wife could have doubled up this whole year.
08-07-17, 05:39 AM
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Posted By Harlan

This might be the first time I've been dissuaded...

This might be the first time I've been dissuaded from spending money on bike parts by a cycling forum.

I did have a 1x TT bike before and it was a PITA training when I'd come to a steep hill when...
08-06-17, 05:25 PM
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Posted By Harlan

So I got a free TT frame that fits. It's kind of...

So I got a free TT frame that fits. It's kind of like getting a free puppy because I have to build it up and that won't be cheap.

I'm all about the di2, but pricing it out for a bike I'll race on...
07-30-17, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Harlan

Just signed up for just about everything left in...

Just signed up for just about everything left in the NE. The hell bent for points tour.
07-30-17, 04:41 PM
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Posted By Harlan

I really wanted to make the same situation work...

I really wanted to make the same situation work with Di2 since I have an internally routed rear brake cable. Best I could come up with is solder the rear brake cable end so you can fish it through...
07-30-17, 02:32 PM
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Posted By Harlan

You trying to swap from road to TT setups? If you...

You trying to swap from road to TT setups? If you have external cables, couplers for travel bikes work.

Otherwise, I got nothin.
07-28-17, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Harlan

Getting antsy to race for something other than...

Getting antsy to race for something other than muffins. Unfortunately going to miss Millersburg and Concord, planning on Tokeneke, then maybe Shoe City/Fall River double header? The Nutmeg/Purgatory...
07-28-17, 12:22 PM
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Posted By Harlan

I have the 6+, so does my wife. I started with...

I have the 6+, so does my wife. I started with the c2 width (23mm). They're awesome. If you don't want to deal with carbon braking (or lack thereof) then they're the way to go. The stock build is...
07-25-17, 05:37 AM
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Posted By Harlan

I saw on Strava, nice going dude. Laughing...

I saw on Strava, nice going dude.

Laughing because I did exactly this at Wells on Sunday. A/B and I seeded a break early, folks changed out as we were caught and I went again (technically just...
07-21-17, 06:12 PM
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Posted By Harlan

I was actually on my old super not even close to...

I was actually on my old super not even close to aero bike with a high up in the wind position. I ebayed a frame but it came in with damage from the seatpost floating around in the box, still waiting...
07-21-17, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Harlan

No IAB? We are shocked and appalled!

No IAB? We are shocked and appalled!
07-21-17, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Harlan

I think I saw mike868y in a Intelligentsia...

I think I saw mike868y in a Intelligentsia podium pic on Strava (following one of the other dudes on the podium).

My crowning achievement of the season has been winning the local B crit solo...
06-16-17, 07:25 AM
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Posted By Harlan

We did it last year. I laid too much out during...

We did it last year. I laid too much out during the TT and was sucking wind for the crit which equalled getting squeezed every.single.lap on the uphill. The RR isn't super challenging. Overall a well...
05-22-17, 08:51 AM
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Posted By Harlan

If the new ring doesn't make it in time and...

If the new ring doesn't make it in time and you're doing KSR and need a 52/36 6800 chainring, let me know. I've got spares.
05-17-17, 10:11 AM
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Posted By Harlan

In a follow-up to previous tire question:...

In a follow-up to previous tire question: Biketiresdirect price matches Ribble on GP4KS2 tires ($32 IIRC), then gives a discount on tubes so I stocked up on latex ones.
05-12-17, 10:55 AM
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Posted By Harlan

I'm running an experiment with with the back of...

I'm running an experiment with with the back of the saddle level as the tail of the Power kicks up. Honestly I don't hate it. Also the fence is making it look more extreme than it really is.
05-12-17, 05:15 AM
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Posted By Harlan

I'm going on three weeks with Etap now coming...

I'm going on three weeks with Etap now coming from Di2. It's becoming second nature but I did have a moment of "wtf" when I got on my 7s STI shifted commuter this morning.
...
05-10-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6,179
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Posted By Harlan

Sometimes I hunt around on road-results and I've...

Sometimes I hunt around on road-results and I've always thought it would be cool to see what races your friends are signed up for all in one place. All the data is already there, it just needs to be...
05-09-17, 08:05 AM
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Posted By Harlan

Hundreds per year? Hundred per month?

Hundreds per year? Hundred per month?
05-08-17, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Harlan

Relegate the caad to those duties and go aero?

Relegate the caad to those duties and go aero?
05-08-17, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Harlan

Blurgh, just smashed myself on the local...

Blurgh, just smashed myself on the local traffic-free leg-check route. Power is down but so is weight. I think w/kg is pretty much the same (I'm still faster than last year at peak time even though...
05-08-17, 04:38 PM
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Posted By Harlan

Pics Fudgy!

Pics Fudgy!
05-06-17, 08:25 PM
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Posted By Harlan

Did Standish first 4s, raining. Waited at the...

Did Standish first 4s, raining. Waited at the start line for 40 mins because no ambulance. Rain on and off, so sweet. Pace high as always there but we all kept it upright. We were neutralized on the...
05-05-17, 09:05 AM
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Posted By Harlan

He's on the Paceline Forum these days, not sure...

He's on the Paceline Forum these days, not sure about here.
05-04-17, 09:59 AM
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Views: 380,800
Posted By Harlan

A data point: my work is 7.5 miles straight shot....

A data point: my work is 7.5 miles straight shot. No bike lanes besides ~100ft of lane through one newly paved intersection. Busy as hell roads. The e-assist allows me to use it as a car. I wear...
05-04-17, 08:42 AM
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Posted By Harlan

I failed to mention my wife has an '07 Prius we...

I failed to mention my wife has an '07 Prius we take to races.

It sits in the driveway all week and we rack up the miles driving on the weekends since she commutes mosts days on a solo bike as...
05-04-17, 07:25 AM
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Posted By Harlan

I got sick of paying for my car so I sold it and...

I got sick of paying for my car so I sold it and got an e-cargo-bike (I haul 150# of mutt to work on a daily basis). Life is good, unless I'm sick and it's raining. Then it sucks.
05-03-17, 07:10 AM
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Views: 2,065
Posted By Harlan

As far as legal stuff, I recall reading that...

As far as legal stuff, I recall reading that hormonal birth control provided an edge to female athletes. Some can't take it due to health concerns. I'd bet that the pros are on it.
05-02-17, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 251,763
Posted By Harlan

That was my scatterbrained way of listing it as...

That was my scatterbrained way of listing it as an upcoming race while asking if anyone had any gripes with it (besides no women's fields).
05-01-17, 08:21 AM
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Posted By Harlan

I'm angling for a house this year, we'll see if I...

I'm angling for a house this year, we'll see if I get it.
05-01-17, 06:14 AM
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Posted By Harlan

Tokeneke, Hilltowns, and did anyone do Cream Will...

Tokeneke, Hilltowns, and did anyone do Cream Will Rise last year?
05-01-17, 05:10 AM
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Posted By Harlan

I thought a gel was ~100 kcal but either way, I...

I thought a gel was ~100 kcal but either way, I guess I couldn't pound what little there was from the Skratch as quickly. Also I'm undertrained for that kind of distance. Anyway.





A quick...
05-01-17, 04:01 AM
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Posted By Harlan

What's everyone using for stage race TT clip ons?...

What's everyone using for stage race TT clip ons? My wife gets the nice Zipp ones we have. I don't mind going aluminum and prefer something other than straight. Are the Vision mini style viable from...
04-28-17, 10:15 AM
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Posted By Harlan

As a tangent: last year at Quabbin I saw people...

As a tangent: last year at Quabbin I saw people with literally pounds and pounds of snacks bulging from their sagging pockets. It was absurd. Way more than I would take on an all day ride for a group...
04-28-17, 09:01 AM
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Views: 251,763
Posted By Harlan

I was going to say Quabbin last year was a walk...

I was going to say Quabbin last year was a walk in the park compared to this year's Monson. However chances are high the same people show up and pull the same stuff as last week.
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