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04-15-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3,193
Views: 167,360
Posted By gwchem

I was in the 3/4 too, and the carnage is...

I was in the 3/4 too, and the carnage is certainly expected. Two years ago there was a big wreck with 3 or 4 laps to go. They took a while (20-30 minutes) to get a guy loaded into the ambulance,...
04-11-14, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,027,765
Posted By gwchem

You've got a 30+ mile closed road? Wow.

You've got a 30+ mile closed road? Wow.
04-03-14, 02:22 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,723
Posted By gwchem

He clearly must have a reason to omit the women's...

He clearly must have a reason to omit the women's field, but I can't tell what it was. It surely resulted in rage usually reserved for threads about doping. The guy has been a fixture of racing in...
04-03-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,723
Posted By gwchem

Me? I wish I did, actually. I waited too long,...

Me? I wish I did, actually. I waited too long, and my categories filled up. That weekend I'm headed up north to visit family, and will probably do the crit in Pittsburgh.

I do like one...
04-03-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,723
Posted By gwchem

I'm seeing exactly 20 on usacycling results. The...

I'm seeing exactly 20 on usacycling results. The minimum field size the promoter put on his flyer to allow the race to start.

Our team gets a lot of flack for not separating the 4's or 3's from...
03-25-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By gwchem

Absolutely. In our region the cat 5 would be...

Absolutely. In our region the cat 5 would be just fine for any juniors who know how to ride in a group. We had several on our team race the 5 or 4/5 race this past weekend, and they did just fine. ...
03-24-14, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3,193
Views: 167,360
Posted By gwchem

I think I was on your wheel for those first...

I think I was on your wheel for those first couple of laps (I'm the giant on NCVC). Not actively blocking, just watching our guy ride away. He just joined our team, and told me right before the...
03-21-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,018,541
Posted By gwchem

Will do. I've been meaning to look you guys up,...

Will do. I've been meaning to look you guys up, to see about who's riding down there. My wife is working in your area, and we're slowly moving from DC area into southern MD.
03-21-14, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,018,541
Posted By gwchem

Hey, I'll be with you in the back of the 4/5...

Hey, I'll be with you in the back of the 4/5 then. Any race with "Hills" in the name is a bad choice for my 6'6" and 220 pounds. This race for me is usually just for fun, hanging on to the normal...
03-12-14, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,018,541
Posted By gwchem

Albuterol doesn't require a TUE anymore, provided...

Albuterol doesn't require a TUE anymore, provided you don't exceed a maximum dosage.

Prohibited List - Athlete Guide | U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)...
02-26-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,018,541
Posted By gwchem

As a PChemist, whose graduate degree essentially...

As a PChemist, whose graduate degree essentially revolved around measuring and modelling how molecules behavior is governed by those equations, I find PChem is actually quite conceptual. It was very...
02-05-14, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,018,541
Posted By gwchem

I just ordered a Stages at our shop night...

I just ordered a Stages at our shop night yesterday, so don't have any data yet. From what I hear, it's been reliable after the firmware upgrades. I also have an existing well calibrated powertap,...
12-26-12, 05:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,931
Posted By gwchem

PM me for more info, but if UofO is a legitimate...

PM me for more info, but if UofO is a legitimate contender, meaning the program is as good as the others, I'd put that at the top of my list. I did a one year postdoc at the university in Eugene,...
06-15-10, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,535
Posted By gwchem

There might not be many officials telling that...

There might not be many officials telling that kid to stop. It doesn't seem to make the racing any less safe, just annoying, there's no rule against it, and anything to get that kid interested in...
05-07-10, 04:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,448
Posted By gwchem

Are results posted online somewhere yet? Or...

Are results posted online somewhere yet? Or where will they be eventually?
04-29-10, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By gwchem

Your workout plan appears to almost entirely...

Your workout plan appears to almost entirely revolve around sprinting, short intervals, and group rides (which are a lot of sprinting and short intervals) with some easy riding tossed in. I'm not...
04-29-10, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By gwchem

Yes, you can ride the course other days of the...

Yes, you can ride the course other days of the week. It does get repetitive if done too often (I was in grad school at UMD and rode there all the time).

Like MDcatV said, most people warm up by...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-10, 06:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,660
Posted By gwchem

The shop manager sounds like he's making sound...

The shop manager sounds like he's making sound recommendations. I'd listen to him. As for the helmet, buy the best (lightest, most ventilated) you can, but how it fits your head is most important. ...
04-27-10, 04:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,190
Posted By gwchem

Should someone tell this person that other...

Should someone tell this person that other regions might be using other race registration sites?
04-27-10, 04:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,297
Posted By gwchem

Yes, there is a large difference between...

Yes, there is a large difference between collegiate and club racing. Collegiate racing was incredibly fun, but so is my current club. Whether or not that's why you should pick one college over...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-10, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By gwchem

Seriously, if this is an hour race for you, you...

Seriously, if this is an hour race for you, you owe it to yourself to go. Have you done it before?

There is a waiting list. I believe you should email the promoter to let them know if you'd...
04-22-10, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,102
Posted By gwchem

Yeah, or it looked like it. WTF is that thing?

Yeah, or it looked like it. WTF is that thing?
04-21-10, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,102
Posted By gwchem

On a somewhat unrelated note regarding non-UCI...

On a somewhat unrelated note regarding non-UCI legal stuff in local races. Did anyone here race in the ACCC last year? There was a rider (can't remember if he was from Pfeiffer or Lees McRea) whose...
04-21-10, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,102
Posted By gwchem

Maybe not, but I see them every once in a while...

Maybe not, but I see them every once in a while in lower cat races. No one seems to mind. Unless I read wrong, the only other mention of wheels is in the track racing rules. I can see what it says...
04-21-10, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,102
Posted By gwchem

I'll take a look through the rulebook tonight. ...

I'll take a look through the rulebook tonight. But I was under the impression that the rule only applied to UCI level races now. And not at all in time trials, only mass start.
04-16-10, 02:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 976
Posted By gwchem

Moving across the country in a couple months. ...

Moving across the country in a couple months. It'll be nice to see family and friends again.
04-15-10, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By gwchem

While I've never had any experience with juniors...

While I've never had any experience with juniors in cycling, I've coached swim teams where kids were in similar situations. I had some summer pool swimmers who had other coaches and were just coming...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-10, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By gwchem

To add some personal anecdotes, I had a knee...

To add some personal anecdotes, I had a knee problem this year (cartilage tearing and tendon inflammation) that went away with good PT, RICE, and strengthening. But if not for a good bike fit at the...
03-17-10, 05:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,095
Posted By gwchem

This is a big problem for early season races in...

This is a big problem for early season races in MABRA for the lower categories, though the google group is good about reminding people to be at their computer at registration time. In OBRA so far...
03-16-10, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 669,507
Posted By gwchem

Seeing fishmel's finish was funny. Some guy...

Seeing fishmel's finish was funny. Some guy comes coasting down the hill, swerving his bike side to side like he's on a sunday afternoon ride, making faces at everyone on the side of the road. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-10, 05:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,449
Posted By gwchem

Real cramps can be excruciatingly painful. I get...

Real cramps can be excruciatingly painful. I get them when I don't drink and eat enough, or something's off with my salt intake. I have no idea why anyone would ever want to do this to themselves.
03-16-10, 04:49 PM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,316,621
Posted By gwchem

How can you not like any holiday that gets girls...

How can you not like any holiday that gets girls to drink too much?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-10, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By gwchem

Is this a charity ride? Supported? Are those...

Is this a charity ride? Supported? Are those riding with you going to push the pace competitively? If I were training for an event like this, and were training with a heart rate monitor here's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-10, 06:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,429
Posted By gwchem

I rode over another racer's leg in a road race...

I rode over another racer's leg in a road race two weeks go, does that count for anything? I didn't even crash.
03-03-10, 06:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,180
Posted By gwchem

Apparently, even if you are a 1/2. A racer here...

Apparently, even if you are a 1/2. A racer here was relegated from 1st to 15th this week for his victory salute in that race. I wasnt at the line beforehand, but the officials did not give a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-10, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By gwchem

Are you sure about that?

Are you sure about that?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By gwchem

marketing?

marketing?
02-26-10, 04:27 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,619
Posted By gwchem

I don't have my rulebook in front of me, but in...

I don't have my rulebook in front of me, but in older ones there was a specific clause stating that any special rules and regulations for that course were at the discretion of the Chief Ref. Like in...
02-26-10, 01:54 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,619
Posted By gwchem

When I went through officials training they...

When I went through officials training they stressed that the interpretation of this rule was that a rider cannot intentionally drop back to help a teamate in a break. Should a lapped rider join...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-10, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By gwchem

I take it back. Seems there is a performance...

I take it back. Seems there is a performance benefit while running, but not cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-10, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By gwchem

1. From what I've read, I believe the only...

1. From what I've read, I believe the only appreciable difference to the user is cost. Several doctors have advised me to not use any with pressures above 20-30 mmHG without their guidance. And...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-10, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By gwchem

Check your local rite aid or CVS. They have...

Check your local rite aid or CVS. They have different styles and strengths that supposedly work just as well, if not better than the much pricier cycling specific brands.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-10, 12:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,913
Posted By gwchem

FWIW, I've also tried to contact psimet about...

FWIW, I've also tried to contact psimet about ordering a wheel, and have gotten no response past the initial "Thanks for your inquiry, and I'll get back to you later". It's not fun sending lots of...
02-22-10, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 970,993
Posted By gwchem

Lots. And I added that not quoting any actual...

Lots. And I added that not quoting any actual fact, only as an uninformed counterpoint. I agree with what Kuf's trying to get me to say that the american diet is horribly unhealthy, but not that we...
02-22-10, 12:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,461
Posted By gwchem

I seem to be reading this as well. Though like...

I seem to be reading this as well. Though like some of you mentioned, it's probably best to get a coach/fitter to evaluate each individual's efficiency with different lengths. Someday, when the...
02-21-10, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 970,993
Posted By gwchem

Don't forget that early humans only lived for 30...

Don't forget that early humans only lived for 30 years. Not just because they did not have access to doctors and medicine. Nutrition may have played a large role in that.
02-21-10, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 669,507
Posted By gwchem

Saturday I did the 4/5 version of race where Dr....

Saturday I did the 4/5 version of race where Dr. WJO won. I got dropped. Hard. Finished who knows where, sprinting it out with someone that I caught right around the finish. That was a tough...
02-19-10, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By gwchem

Expect that every once in a while your wheel is...

Expect that every once in a while your wheel is not going to be in the truck at the end of the race. And you'll have to hunt down the person that took it. Especially while racing against college...
02-19-10, 04:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,461
Posted By gwchem

On a somewhat related note; At what inseam would...

On a somewhat related note; At what inseam would any of you recommend going to a longer crank? I've always ridden 175's, and do not know my inseam, but am 6'5". Does anyone think it would be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-10, 01:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,598
Posted By gwchem

Yes, I have one on my multitool. It's a RavX...

Yes, I have one on my multitool. It's a RavX brand tool I saw in a shop somewhere which is tiny and seems reliable. I don't carry the extra links, but figure the worst case scenario for an exploded...
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