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06-18-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,490
Posted By cmh

Here is the list of athletes sanctioned by USADA...

Here is the list of athletes sanctioned by USADA in recent years. If you filter for cycling you'll see that masters athletes are the majority of those sanctioned, and steroids are pretty common...
06-18-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 165,822
Posted By cmh

I started racing CX last year because my 13 yr...

I started racing CX last year because my 13 yr old son really likes it and I had a great time. It lacks the tactical fun of road/crit racing, but the scene at the race is more fun and it is a good...
06-17-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By cmh

Doge, you are probably right that more veggies...

Doge, you are probably right that more veggies would be good (and not mentioned in the OP's post), and that kids can overdo sugar and then crash later. But it sounds like this is the 11 year old's...
06-17-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,007
Posted By cmh

Volunteer Park Crit in Seattle, 50+, 35min race...

Volunteer Park Crit in Seattle, 50+, 35min race on a 1k course with a hill every lap and no technical corners, 4th place. I was near the front from a lap in (with 25 racers on a non-technical...
06-17-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By cmh

He should keep eating that. Typically...

He should keep eating that.

Typically races at the 11 yr old junior level are pretty short and nutrition is not much of a factor. You could get a gel that he consumes 15-30 min before his race,...
06-14-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 165,822
Posted By cmh

Flatballer don't forget to add up the miles you...

Flatballer don't forget to add up the miles you are keeping off your vehicle by commuting. $0.545 is the cost to drive each mile (per the IRS). It would be plain wrong to not spend that on bike...
06-13-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 608
Posted By cmh

I disagree with tmonk on the craigslist...

I disagree with tmonk on the craigslist suggestion. If your discount working at the shop is what you suggest, then you can always sell the bike later without losing much money. However, part of...
06-13-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,007
Posted By cmh

Mt Tabor series race 3, 50+, 3rd place of 14...

Mt Tabor series race 3, 50+, 3rd place of 14 racers:
This is a very short race - 5 x 1.3 mile laps with 140ft climb each lap, start/finish is 2/3 of the way up the climb. Despite being very short,...
06-12-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5,784
Views: 372,906
Posted By cmh

OK, I checked and I've got the 520, not the 510...

OK, I checked and I've got the 520, not the 510 (and not the 520+). I just had to actually use the manual to figure out where things are. Example - autopause was nowhere in the configuration or...
06-12-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5,784
Views: 372,906
Posted By cmh

I probably have the 510, not the 520. I think I...

I probably have the 510, not the 520. I think I got the model number wrong. And maybe you can do more than I know how, but I haven't figured it out yet.
06-11-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5,784
Views: 372,906
Posted By cmh

I just switched from my powertap yellow head unit...

I just switched from my powertap yellow head unit to a Garmin 520. The powertap interface and features are way better than garmin. Things like auto ride start/stop at stoplights, and explicitly...
06-11-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By cmh

I've done some structured games on a team ride...

I've done some structured games on a team ride long in the past, but never an open group ride, and never with more than about 6 people.
*Lead out practice
*The group holding a steady hard pace...
06-11-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 165,822
Posted By cmh

Hit the nail on the head with that line.

Hit the nail on the head with that line.
06-11-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,007
Posted By cmh

Raced the Hammer Velo Crit last weekend, in the...

Raced the Hammer Velo Crit last weekend, in the combined 40/50/60+ 123 field which had about 30 riders total (but scored separately). The course is a very non-technical 1km 'D' with 2 wide corners...
06-10-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,007
Posted By cmh

Good point rubiksoval, it is a sucker's move,...

Good point rubiksoval, it is a sucker's move, although I am quite sure I would have been hard pressed for even a top ten if I had worked into the front and gone for the sprint. Also, it is a non...
06-07-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,007
Posted By cmh

My season got off to a slow start due to work...

My season got off to a slow start due to work travel, family and a bad cold at the wrong time. So I was fairly out of shape, but improving at the start of May for my first race of the year. My...
06-06-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,007
Posted By cmh

The answer here is it depends. I usually feel...

The answer here is it depends. I usually feel like I get a better jump if I gear up a bit before I go, maybe because I tend to spin a pretty high cadence when in the pack. This is almost always the...
06-06-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,007
Posted By cmh

Robertorolfo - welcome to bike racing, and to...

Robertorolfo - welcome to bike racing, and to the forum. Congratulations on your first race - sounds like it went really well. Your equipment is just fine to start racing - don't worry about it or...
06-03-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,607
Posted By cmh

Do you have weeknight training crits in your area...

Do you have weeknight training crits in your area that you can race? Like Caloso said, 2 races back from a break is not much and more racing is going to help you more than anything else. Your...
05-24-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 165,822
Posted By cmh

She probably doesn't even realize she is singing...

She probably doesn't even realize she is singing along. I would just tell her, as lightly as a I could what she is doing and that it is a bit distracting. She'd probably be slightly embarrassed,...
05-21-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,007
Posted By cmh

Well earned walnuts! Good job.

Well earned walnuts! Good job.
05-19-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,801
Posted By cmh

Also narrow handlebars have made the whole...

Also narrow handlebars have made the whole peloton 10 mph faster.
05-14-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,007
Posted By cmh

Nice win gsteinb - and style points for the big...

Nice win gsteinb - and style points for the big ring finish! How long and how much elevation gain was the climb?
05-10-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By cmh

Thanks for the offer Doge - very nice of you, but...

Thanks for the offer Doge - very nice of you, but I'm not going. I'm pretty sure I raced that course (or some version of it) in 1984, as part of the Junior National Tour (previously called the Red...
03-12-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,040
Posted By cmh

I've never made it back to the pack myself after...

I've never made it back to the pack myself after a flat. But I once dropped back with another rider (or 2?) from my team to help our leader chase back on. With three of us (maybe it was 4 of us?)...
02-08-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,748
Posted By cmh

Our weeknight races in PDX (2 nights at the auto...

Our weeknight races in PDX (2 nights at the auto race track, 1 series at a local park) are sanctioned races and probably have the highest turnout of any road races in the Portland area. They do pay...
02-08-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,748
Posted By cmh

I was talking to the vice pres of the group I...

I was talking to the vice pres of the group I work in, and her family bought a smart trainer + zwift account as an xmas gift to the whole family this year. This is an athletic, and upper middle...
01-30-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 165,822
Posted By cmh

How an Olympic Hopeful Robbed 26 Banks on His...

How an Olympic Hopeful Robbed 26 Banks on His Bike (http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/February-2019/Bicycle-Bank-Robber-Tom-Justice/)

Careful racing track folks. You never know where it...
01-28-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,007
Posted By cmh

Nice job Matt! Tangent: Can we all assume...

Nice job Matt!

Tangent: Can we all assume a race is IRL unless stated otherwise.
01-28-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13,575
Views: 690,418
Posted By cmh

I got in a nice hard ~4 hr ride Saturday, and ~4...

I got in a nice hard ~4 hr ride Saturday, and ~4 hr leisurely xc ski with the girlfriend and dog yesterday. I'm happy, the girlfriend is happy and the dog is tired. All good.
01-21-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13,575
Views: 690,418
Posted By cmh

Glad you are OK TMonk. Any spill at 35+ mph is...

Glad you are OK TMonk. Any spill at 35+ mph is pretty scary.
01-08-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,801
Posted By cmh

One answer to your question: Having top ProTour...

One answer to your question: Having top ProTour riders does more for increasing participation than anything else. More kids to the Pro Tour means more chance of hitting on the next Greg L. or Lance...
01-07-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 108,067
Posted By cmh

I don't bother using my telescope in Portland...

I don't bother using my telescope in Portland except to very occasionally look at the moon or Saturn. Mostly I use it at my sister's ranch in central WA where the light pollution is pretty low and I...
01-04-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 108,067
Posted By cmh

I picked up an early 80's 8" Celestron scope...

I picked up an early 80's 8" Celestron scope about 7 years ago, mostly to use with my kids, and it has been really fun. I have an equatorial mount for it but no GPS or other electronics. That makes...
12-21-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,801
Posted By cmh

I generally prefer DeManhattans, but I'm hopeful...

I generally prefer DeManhattans, but I'm hopeful this guy will do a good job: https://www.velonews.com/2018/12/news/usa-cycling-hires-new-ceo-demartini_482480
12-21-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13,575
Views: 690,418
Posted By cmh

I've wrapping up 7 days of workouts out of the...

I've wrapping up 7 days of workouts out of the last 8 before I head to Costa Rica for a week of rest, ambling around rainforests and swimming in salt water. 3 days of lifting, 1 xc ski, and 3 good...
12-21-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13,575
Views: 690,418
Posted By cmh

Dang, those are some big miles TMonk. Enjoy the...

Dang, those are some big miles TMonk. Enjoy the xmas rest with your family.
12-21-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,657
Posted By cmh

Stick around here NyoGoat and let us know how it...

Stick around here NyoGoat and let us know how it goes. Despite the negativity regarding the risks, people here are always full of encouragement and good advice for new racers.
12-21-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 165,822
Posted By cmh

Sounds like you have a great son gsteinb. I'm...

Sounds like you have a great son gsteinb. I'm glad things are working out well for him.
12-21-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 165,822
Posted By cmh

Long ago I took my truck in because it was...

Long ago I took my truck in because it was running rough and the shop found nothing wrong with it. Driving home I was thinking, man this is running even worse, and when I got home I popped the hood...
12-21-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,939
Posted By cmh

I prefer to have the squirrelly riders in my pace...

I prefer to have the squirrelly riders in my pace line so I can offer suggestions to help them improve. Or at times, yell at them.

Also, can we still say 'squirrelly' or is it too anti-animal? ...
12-20-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,939
Posted By cmh

Thanks - added to my last minute xmas gift to...

Thanks - added to my last minute xmas gift to myself list.
:winter:
12-20-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,939
Posted By cmh

According to the press release, more than 1/3 of...

According to the press release, more than 1/3 of the 2018 TDF peloton are zwifters. Now I wanna be a zwifter. Anyone use the $15 ANT+ to usb adapters from Amazon or should I buy the $32 one from...
12-19-18, 04:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,657
Posted By cmh

I'd give another vote that crit racing, in...

I'd give another vote that crit racing, in particular weeknight 'training crits' are a great introduction to bike racing. If you are lucky, you live where you can get to a weeknight series and give...
12-14-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 165,822
Posted By cmh

Good luck Flatballer. Change is good.

Good luck Flatballer. Change is good.
12-10-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 165,822
Posted By cmh

That is awesome. When is it expected to be open...

That is awesome. When is it expected to be open for business?
12-10-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 36,910
Posted By cmh

Good work Tmonk!

Good work Tmonk!
12-05-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,152
Posted By cmh

The best part about running in the off season is...

The best part about running in the off season is you can do the local Turkey Trot and get a medal for finishing!
12-03-18, 05:53 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,801
Posted By cmh

Thousands of people pay lots of money to enter a...

Thousands of people pay lots of money to enter a Gran Fondo where they have virtually zero chance of winning (unless you happen to be the national champ or protour racer on that day). But if a...
12-03-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 165,822
Posted By cmh

Your FTP matters not at all. Your confidence,...

Your FTP matters not at all. Your confidence, and your doctor's confidence that the issue has been resolved is great news.
For me, a couple of good rides with friends and teammates would get me...
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