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Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By Radish_legs

Advice on decently good cheap socks?

I donít want to pay $15/pair.
08-30-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,880
Posted By Radish_legs

Brian44, we are on the same team. Except I am on...

Brian44, we are on the same team. Except I am on the club team (cat 3 old fat masters).
08-09-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17,224
Views: 1,220,278
Posted By Radish_legs

2 crit wins in 2 weeks after 3 years of not...

2 crit wins in 2 weeks after 3 years of not racing. then going 10mph solo, hit some gravel I didn't see in a turn and go down hard. My worst crash ever on a road bike (have been blessed). Either...
08-06-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By Radish_legs

i would suggest just buying a bike and riding by...

i would suggest just buying a bike and riding by yourself and then in beginning group rides.
08-04-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,880
Posted By Radish_legs

Video Reenactment, because you know, when your...

Video Reenactment, because you know, when your gorpro doesn't work, that sucks.

https://youtu.be/-VKFjMvRlWE
08-03-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,880
Posted By Radish_legs

Doubtful. These are the first crits in 3 years,...

Doubtful. These are the first crits in 3 years, and I would need some regional results to get a cat 2 upgrade. Norcal Cycling, in his video of me, didn't call me a sandbagger for no reason. LOL. Plus...
08-03-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,880
Posted By Radish_legs

3/4 Crit yesterday 2 young fast favorites...

3/4 Crit yesterday
2 young fast favorites attacked. Another young fast guy attacked and was bridging. I bridged up to the bridging guy (only one who made it). And we started working together to get...
08-01-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 54,191
Posted By Radish_legs

You've been cramping since 2018?

You've been cramping since 2018?
08-01-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By Radish_legs

Do you not have a group ride in your area that an...

Do you not have a group ride in your area that an simulate a road race? We have 3 or 4 in the Dallas area that would qualify. Then you could experiment. Does it happen? What can I do to prevent it?...
07-30-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,880
Posted By Radish_legs

Thanks! Best to you as well.

Thanks! Best to you as well.
07-30-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3,036
Views: 337,014
Posted By Radish_legs

Last lap starts at 25:44 ...

Last lap starts at 25:44
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTsIbD30pXU

2nd place's video (at the very end you can see me pass him).
https://youtu.be/z9ZmyOI_S2s
07-28-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,014
Posted By Radish_legs

I was chatting up a storm after I won this week....

I was chatting up a storm after I won this week. Lol.
07-28-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By Radish_legs

So you never cramp in training? But you cramp in...

So you never cramp in training? But you cramp in most of your races?
07-28-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,880
Posted By Radish_legs

glad you are okay. What is the time stamp of the...

glad you are okay. What is the time stamp of the crash in the video?
07-28-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By Radish_legs

Dang, sorry to hear this.

Dang, sorry to hear this.
07-27-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,880
Posted By Radish_legs

Cat 3/4 Crit First race in 3 years. Fitness...

Cat 3/4 Crit

First race in 3 years. Fitness bad. Wondered if I was going to get dropped early. So much turnover in the scene that I wasn't familiar with most of the riders. One of the new...
05-28-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 363
Posted By Radish_legs

check your chain wear, but more importantly check...

check your chain wear, but more importantly check the wear on your front chainring. The noise is likely your chain briefly coming off the chainring because it's worn out. https://youtu.be/gg1jMStZOWM
05-24-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 900
Posted By Radish_legs

I want to know if there is a 3rd party option for...

I want to know if there is a 3rd party option for these pedals. It's impacting a lot of people. In terms of the knock-off zero cleats, I've seen a couple of people say they worked just as well or...
05-23-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 900
Posted By Radish_legs

I'm riding >6000 miles per year. I know from...

I'm riding >6000 miles per year. I know from experience that a set of cleats will not last for 5 years. Failure point is the metal spring/clip breaking after wear. Paying $175 for cleats is not...
05-22-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 900
Posted By Radish_legs

I'll try to keep your feelings in mind next time....

I'll try to keep your feelings in mind next time. Thanks for sharing your emotions. What else do you have planned for this evening besides critiquing my request for information?
05-22-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 900
Posted By Radish_legs

What is sad is a company buying Speedplay and...

What is sad is a company buying Speedplay and choosing not to support Speedplay's userbase and products. That's what is sad.
05-22-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 900
Posted By Radish_legs

I'm going to comment on all their social media....

I'm going to comment on all their social media. Forget nicely worded letter, that gets us nowhere.
05-22-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 900
Posted By Radish_legs

Where can one buy knockoff Chinese speedplay x-series cleats?

I've read that they exist, but I can't seem to figure out where they are sold. X-series cleats are no longer sold by Wahoo/Speedplay, and they are enormously expensive on the secondary market. I...
04-29-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 88,422
Posted By Radish_legs

Thanks Carpe. Your videos on youtube were my...

Thanks Carpe. Your videos on youtube were my first introduction to learning crit tactics via video, and had a big influence long before I discovered NorCal. Especially the importance of conserving...
03-17-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 88,422
Posted By Radish_legs

Well to cap off this thread, going all the way...

Well to cap off this thread, going all the way from being curious about racing on the 33 to having NorCal Cycling actually do commentary on a cat 3/4 crit win for me. That's the peak. LOL.
...
11-17-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,611
Posted By Radish_legs

The A group does run red lights. And doesn't stop...

The A group does run red lights. And doesn't stop for any rider left behind. They also do lots of dumb things at the front the impact the safety of the people further back, and they don't care about...
11-17-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,611
Posted By Radish_legs

Strategies on getting good workout in slow(er) group rides?

I've quit doing the local A ride because of dangerous antics. Now that I'm doing the B ride, I'm trying to figure out how to get a better workout. I'm doing things like riding 20 feet off the back,...
11-17-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,171
Posted By Radish_legs

I made a video about it when I was a noob. ...

I made a video about it when I was a noob.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UFupawBKSc
11-15-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By Radish_legs

replacement chain for Shimano Deore XT 10 speed?

I bought this mountain bike used. It has a chain that says XTR and HG-X on it. Would this be the right spec? SHIMANO XT CN-HG95 10 SPEED CHAINAlso, does a 10 speed chain pin work on both the shimano...
11-08-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Radish_legs

I took off the chain, and the derailleur snapped...

I took off the chain, and the derailleur snapped back to the most outermost position. I guess I’m going to install the chain again and see if it works.
11-08-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Radish_legs

The shifting cable has been removed and the...

The shifting cable has been removed and the derailleur is at the 2nd largest cog position (not the smallest cog).

I suppose I should take the chain off and take the derailleur apart and see if...
11-08-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Radish_legs

Shimano XTR rear derailleur is stuck

Shifting problems, I removed my shifting cable finally, and discovered that my derailleur is stuck. It just doesnít move at all. Any suggestions on what to do next? Is this a common problem with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By Radish_legs

My Joe Blow is probably 18 years old now. The...

My Joe Blow is probably 18 years old now. The handle up top is starting to split and break. And my nozzle or whatever they called it had to be replaced. Several years ago. Joe Blow sent it to me for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,610
Posted By Radish_legs

I like this quote from 2005. Umm,...

I like this quote from 2005.



Umm, dude. It got taken away. He cheated. And no doubt, Mr. Pena, you cheated too.
04-07-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By Radish_legs

thanks for all the advice. I'm going to change my...

thanks for all the advice. I'm going to change my chain.
04-07-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By Radish_legs

Changing the chain when it less than 0.5% worn?

Had my bike at the shop for repair for reasons other than the drivechain. Was told that my chain was worn out, would I want it replaced. I said no, I have a spare new chain at home. From what I can...
03-13-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 80,958
Posted By Radish_legs

One of the major races in Texas (Corsicana) was...

One of the major races in Texas (Corsicana) was just canceled. I think in short order everything will be canceled. Including official group rides (i.e shops and official organizations).
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By Radish_legs

I think at this point you are not allowed to...

I think at this point you are not allowed to leave your home in Italy w/o a specific approved purpose. So I think solo riding outside for recreation/fitness would be banned.
03-10-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,340
Posted By Radish_legs

Have you noticed an uptick in local cyclists who are now trying to coach?

I'm not talking pros. Just local cat 1s and 2s. It seems to me that during the Lance days there were a lot more guys coaching. Then the coaching market cratered. Is it possibly picking up again, at...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By Radish_legs

Yes, solo rides are being allowed in the Italy quarantine

I know you were wanting to know if we could still ride our bikes in the apocalypse. Luckily the answer is yes. [I put a link to facebook Italy US military post, but apparently that is not allowed and...
02-19-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,540
Posted By Radish_legs

One of the two most prominent bicycle rallies in...

One of the two most prominent bicycle rallies in Dallas just announced they are done after 28 years. Cost of police doubled, so they threw in the towel.
02-18-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,540
Posted By Radish_legs

McKinney Crit

McKinney Crit
02-17-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,540
Posted By Radish_legs

Seems like the scene is down around here

1. Texas Cup points competition canceled for 2020. They say it will be back for 2021, in new format. But this is where they kept track of standings for the different events to determine individual...
10-08-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By Radish_legs

I think it will eventually make a lot of...

I think it will eventually make a lot of penetration. Especially in smaller scenes with more elevation/climbing.
10-05-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By Radish_legs

I think you are right, and also I think I might...

I think you are right, and also I think I might just stop posting videos altogether, lol.
10-04-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By Radish_legs

30 min commentary. Basically I said that...

30 min commentary.

Basically I said that e-bikes are going to be a big part of the future of cycling in the US, even with road bikes. In the video I get dropped by two super old guys on...
10-03-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By Radish_legs

I posted a video about my take on road biking with guys on E-bikes

I was on vacation in Arizona, and had my first real exposure to e-bikes. It was an eye-opener for me, given that I live in Dallas, which is flat and has very little e-bike penetration.
...
09-27-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 88,422
Posted By Radish_legs

Not yet. I might try it on my mountain bike this...

Not yet. I might try it on my mountain bike this year. I would like to get a cross bike perhaps mainly for gravel. But if I do I'll certainly try cross.
09-18-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By Radish_legs

would it only be accurate on a straightaway?...

would it only be accurate on a straightaway? Would it only be accurate on a flat road?
09-12-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,776
Posted By Radish_legs

Young guys train really hard, do well, move up to...

Young guys train really hard, do well, move up to Cat 1. Then they realize that there is a limit to how far they can go in the sport. Time demands are significant. Peers are moving onward and upward...
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