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Old 09-08-2013, 06:26 PM   #30976
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After paying all the bills, purses ($2500) and State Highway Patrol, I think I netted about $200 after promoting the Ohio State Championship Road Race.
Organised a race mid June this year.

Barely recovered expenses

Was fun though and I learnt a lot plus was invited to be on the the planning team for an upcoming race this November that will go through 7 countries in West Africa

I'll put up a report soon

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Old 09-08-2013, 09:56 PM   #30977
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Finally managed to sort out my rear wheel (Hed sent a new freehub, but I needed new bearings pressed into the hub as well) and my schedule and made it out for a spin today. Oy. Two weeks off really takes a toll and the heat wasn't much fun either.

Thanks for the recco on Tailwind, Ridge. I brought a bottle with one scoop in it and that worked pretty well, though I could tell I'd need more salt if I was going to ride much further. Went through three large bottles total in about 2.5hr.


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Old 09-09-2013, 05:44 AM   #30978
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Thanks for the recco on Tailwind, Ridge. I brought a bottle with one scoop in it and that worked pretty well, though I could tell I'd need more salt if I was going to ride much further. Went through three large bottles total in about 2.5hr.
the great thing about the Tailwind is adjusting the strength level to your liking or limit. Since it's so light at one scoop, I'll usually add a bit more powder if it's a hotter day and I'm losing more in sweat. Cooler days and I'll back it off quite a bit. Glad it's working well for you.
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:08 AM   #30979
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Bet ya never thought of THAT one, did ya Gummee!
Nope. News to me!

On more 'brake squealing' notes: did the first Sportif Cup race of the year yesterday. Did the Masters 1-4 race. Lined up at the back of a 30-man field. By the end of the first lap I was in 11th. By the end of the race, I'd gotten to 7th. 'Course, the officials missed me one lap and had me down as lapped 2x. Had to correct that mistake ASAP. I didn't get anything from it but pride, but still. LAPPED?! ME?! Not hardly!

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Old 09-09-2013, 06:14 AM   #30980
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Gone are the days of a cobbled together rig, hoping for a prime to offset your 84 Suburban's fuel costs, and food....and that was the 1/2 field. I felt fortunate to have a matching set of GP4's and good tires.
Sorta. Depends on what field you're racing... These days, get out of the 4s and 5s and you get back to 'too busy training/too broke to fix it' categories and you get lots of mish-mashes of bikes.

I know when I'm building a bike, I'll typically use whatever I have on hand and upgrade to Red/D/A as I find deals. My CX bike(s) have gotten to Red that way. The road bike? Mostly Rival. The Crosshairs is Rival and Force mixed with a D/A front derailleur. All seems to work and not slow me down.

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Old 09-09-2013, 10:11 AM   #30981
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Sorta. Depends on what field you're racing... These days, get out of the 4s and 5s and you get back to 'too busy training/too broke to fix it' categories and you get lots of mish-mashes of bikes.

I know when I'm building a bike, I'll typically use whatever I have on hand and upgrade to Red/D/A as I find deals. My CX bike(s) have gotten to Red that way. The road bike? Mostly Rival. The Crosshairs is Rival and Force mixed with a D/A front derailleur. All seems to work and not slow me down.

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My buddy fell in with a group that rides for a high-zoot shop in Santa Monica. Most of the CAT4-5 guys are competing over grams and shiny bits made of metallic Helium or something. The faster guys just seem to ride. A lot.
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:18 AM   #30982
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My buddy fell in with a group that rides for a high-zoot shop in Santa Monica. Most of the CAT4-5 guys are competing over grams and shiny bits made of metallic Helium or something. The faster guys just seem to ride. A lot.
Just like at the track, beware the graybeard with the late 90s super sport, he may just know how to use it.
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:18 AM   #30983
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:13 PM   #30984
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My buddy fell in with a group that rides for a high-zoot shop in Santa Monica. Most of the CAT4-5 guys are competing over grams and shiny bits made of metallic Helium or something. The faster guys just seem to ride. A lot.
I noticed that in the recumbent world also - they'll worry over the tinest little detail but I rarely see ride reports of any substance out of them.
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:19 PM   #30985
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Rode another 27. Second straight ride in the rain. Bike looks like rolling puke and I got a terrific Flanders Facial. I felt good, though, and I felt even better an hour after my shower.

I was racing the Tour of Spain in my head all 27 miles. I took Nibali in the sprint if you're keeping track at home.

My right look cleat is cracked at the front. Never seen that before. I called around and a shop not far from where I play hockey in the winter league and they had several sets.

The owner invited me on a ride Friday nights through the city. They ride out to dinner and then back. Usually about 45 miles on road bikes. Tells me I'lll need lights. I haven't had lights on a bike in 20 years. I don't know where to start. I told him I only have one ride, no Mtn bike, no city bike, no fixed gear messenger bike. He said they all ride flash bikes on these rides.

What do they do with their machines while at dinner, walk them into the restaurant? What about shoes? Questions I thought about about 2 hours later as I was riding. I don't want to show up in my pristine Lotto-Belisol kit with freshly polished shoes when everyone is baggy pants and Ed Hardy shirts.

The local shop I ordered the Look cleats from isn't even open on Mondays, so it'll be Tuesday at best for them. I suppose I'll have an extra. But for the record I could have had them from England on Weds for less money. Oh well, supporting the local, I suppose.
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:20 PM   #30986
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I noticed that in the recumbent world also - they'll worry over the tinest little detail but I rarely see ride reports of any substance out of them.

There's an obvious comment to be made here.

Not it.
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:28 PM   #30987
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I noticed that in the recumbent world also - they'll worry over the tinest little detail but I rarely see ride reports of any substance out of them.
Yea i go to a bent forum
Some of them are petty
Some do lots of miles just commuting a few take trips.
The bent riders are few and far, other than myself i have
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:39 PM   #30988
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anyone use crankbrothers eggbeaters? are they easy to get in/out of?
these look pretty straightforward to use
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:44 PM   #30989
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There's an obvious comment to be made here.

Not it.
Go for it.
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:30 PM   #30990
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anyone use crankbrothers eggbeaters? are they easy to get in/out of?
these look pretty straightforward to use
yes and yes... although not much of a platform if that's something you're accustomed to. Better have a shoe with a STIFF sole if you want them to act as footrests out of the saddle.
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