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Posted By brian44

bicievino, thanks for taking the time to respond....

bicievino, thanks for taking the time to respond. I think my position is as good as it will be on this frame after incorporating the feedback everyone provided. Took 3rd in the Pro1/2 omnium...
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Posted By brian44

Morelock Yeah...my roadie background has always...

Morelock Yeah...my roadie background has always shifted my thinking towards the small end of frame sizes (generally ride a 56 w/ 130 -10 stem). The seat post is pictured below. Not much room left...
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Posted By brian44

Thanks for taking the time to provide your...

Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback Morelock . It's funny because after I posted this, I messaged my coach (John Croom) to get his perspective, which is consistent with your response....
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Posted By brian44

The HT is pretty short (12.5 cm) relative to the...

The HT is pretty short (12.5 cm) relative to the frame size, and I'm running about 10mm of spacers. The 130mm stem is a -10. It's as low as I want to go. Regardless, the setup is slightly different...
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Posted By brian44

New gearing for F200s. I'm running 60x13 for my...

New gearing for F200s. I'm running 60x13 for my max gear on a good day. I'm in purgatory waiting on tires/new front five-spoke, so don't judge me :lol:.
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06-20-22, 05:00 PM
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Posted By brian44

It might not look like it (blue helmet/kit), but...

It might not look like it (blue helmet/kit), but I'm doing quite a bit of suffering in the P1/2 mass start races courtesy of the Team Skyline fellow in the green/black kit:
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05-27-22, 10:28 AM
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Posted By brian44

Cat 3 Crit (45 min) - P4 First race since...

Cat 3 Crit (45 min) - P4

First race since coming back from injury.
Ι was able to sneak into an early break of five and lapped the field. I have a sprinter's physiology/power curve, so I...
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Posted By brian44

This is pretty unhelpful, but I was able to snag...

This is pretty unhelpful, but I was able to snag two 360mm Zipp Sl 70s from my coach.
I don't know if the supplier in the link below is reputable, but a quick google search turned this up for me...
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Posted By brian44

Grassroots races are on the schedule for Thursday...

Grassroots races are on the schedule for Thursday nights and one USAC style (not USAC sanctioned!) Grassroots day on the last Saturday of the month. I went out last Tuesday...it was good to be back.
03-28-22, 11:28 AM
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Posted By brian44

I don't want to derail this thread too much, and...

I don't want to derail this thread too much, and probably should've put this into the race stories section, but it was indeed one hell of a season opener. With regard to conditions...the wind was...
03-28-22, 05:46 AM
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Posted By brian44

If anyone else here raced the Hincapie P1/2/3...

If anyone else here raced the Hincapie P1/2/3 crit in Rock Hill, SC this past Saturday...I'm starting a support group for the emotional damage that it most likely caused for the majority of the group.
03-23-22, 06:51 AM
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Posted By brian44

It's been a minute, but I've finally gotten...

It's been a minute, but I've finally gotten around to benchmark my fitness from getting back on the bike (from nothing) in about seven years. At quick overview:

Left the sport in Cat 3 purgatory...
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Posted By brian44

When I was out at RH last week that was my main...

When I was out at RH last week that was my main gripe. So, we have a Tuesday night training crit (in Charlotte) that has been around forever (Orr Rd). It is awesome, fast, full of talent, etc. One...
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Posted By brian44

There is a fairly large difference in riding...

There is a fairly large difference in riding those tracks when compared to a 250m track...so that could be the reasoning.
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Posted By brian44

Did a workout at the track today. The rumors are...

Did a workout at the track today. The rumors are true...there is currently no organization to put on any events at the Rock Hill Velodrome; Rock Hill is actively looking for entities to lease the...
01-26-22, 08:22 AM
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Posted By brian44

Currently standing at 6' and 168 lbs; baseline...

Currently standing at 6' and 168 lbs; baseline measurement was taken at 178 lbs in October 2021. My old "racing" weight was around 160-165...dabbled at 155, but felt super weak. The focus for me...
01-25-22, 04:56 PM
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Posted By brian44

Congrats on your graduation! I remember working...

Congrats on your graduation! I remember working on my PhD dissertation and feeling like I had zero time...so I feel ya! Thanks for taking the time to fill me in on your secrets.
01-25-22, 02:39 PM
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Posted By brian44

Assuming you have a "9-to-5," how do you fit that...

Assuming you have a "9-to-5," how do you fit that kind of volume in? The adequacy and experience of smart trainers and Zwift definitely helps, but I struggle to get in 10-12 hours with no kids and a...
01-22-22, 04:54 PM
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Posted By brian44

FTP test today with a 60-watt improvement from...

FTP test today with a 60-watt improvement from last measured value in October. Gotta love the exponential gains coming from poor fitness during baseline testing...
01-21-22, 08:36 AM
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Posted By brian44

That's a great question and thank you for asking....

That's a great question and thank you for asking.

The original plan was to spend most of the 2022 season on the track (mass-start events...most likely no TT/pursuit events) with the season...
01-21-22, 08:22 AM
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Posted By brian44

I almost started a new thread for this...good...

I almost started a new thread for this...good thing there is a search function. Here is my #savetherimbrake SL5 S-Works for 2022...
"old" is new again on my end. ...
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Views: 3,801
Posted By brian44

I'm not new to track riding; I have my own...

I'm not new to track riding; I have my own gear...

I just don't understand how T-Town can pull in international riders, and have such a robust season, while (in my opinion) Rock Hill has a much...
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Views: 3,801
Posted By brian44

Awesome...I planned on shifting from road to...

Awesome...I planned on shifting from road to racing on the track next season. Perfect timing...

Last time I was at Rock Hill, it sounded like things were heading in this direction. It is such a...
12-14-21, 07:57 AM
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Posted By brian44

Seriously...I was about the say the same thing;...

Seriously...I was about the say the same thing; not only just CA, but San Diego I presume...
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Posted By brian44

Got the new rig out at the end of the season for...

Got the new rig out at the end of the season for some efforts (Rock Hill, SC). I was at least able to get some baseline efforts/times to focus on improving over the off-season in spite of itching...
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Views: 4,774
Posted By brian44

FWIW, I was (am) a roadie with reasonable...

FWIW, I was (am) a roadie with reasonable flexibility transitioning to the track and I was advised to size up through these forums. I generally ride a 56cm TT on the road with a 120mm stem (I am...
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Posted By brian44

Here is my rig for next season. Basically my...

Here is my rig for next season. Basically my background is paradoxical as I was a crit specialist/climber; back in my road racing days I was a nice 155 lbs (6ft tall). I am now a more plump 175 lbs...
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Posted By brian44

This was (is) devastating news..soo young.

This was (is) devastating news..soo young.
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Posted By brian44

This sticky has been an incredible help for this...

This sticky has been an incredible help for this aspiring road-to-track racer.
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Views: 5,107
Posted By brian44

Is it just me, or does anyone else wish there was...

Is it just me, or does anyone else wish there was event held with standardized equipment? So...a Japanese Keirin...but for the madison for example? I feel so out of touch with the tech sometimes...
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