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Gummee! 05-23-2011 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheYeti (Post 15984104)
http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/...n-spain_175513

It's been a rough year for pro racers.:cry

Yabbut... a garage door?!

:confused

Musta been one heck of a garage door!

M

jocflier 05-23-2011 04:50 PM

Sad.

Wonder why the garage door did not have a safety trigger on it? Most garage doors will automatically stop if they touch something before it run it limit. I remember our old garage wooden door. That thing was heavy and really could kill someone if it failed.

Peace to his family.

joc

Ridge 05-23-2011 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheYeti (Post 15984104)
http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/...n-spain_175513

It's been a rough year for pro racers.:cry

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 15984191)
Yabbut... a garage door?!

:confused

Musta been one heck of a garage door!

M

Quote:

Originally Posted by jocflier (Post 15985361)
Sad.

Wonder why the garage door did not have a safety trigger on it? Most garage doors will automatically stop if they touch something before it run it limit. I remember our old garage wooden door. That thing was heavy and really could kill someone if it failed.

Peace to his family.

joc


Very sad indeed. Did y'all happen to see the comments section below the article? :huh

Quote:

No one remembers that this was the guy who ratted out a doping ring?

Nope, no organized crime associated with cycling!
Quote:

Right after Tyler Hamilton's second suspension, he stated: "There's definitely a mafia in cycling."

I didn't take the remark seriously at the time, but after last night's 60 minutes interview, and now this!?!?

Don't ride alone up Flagstaff Road, Tyler! (or anywhere else for that matter)

Ridge 05-23-2011 05:02 PM

on a less somber and more... WTF note. This is a prime example of what a power profile should NOT look like in a crit. :lol3

:fitz
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...unk/WFcrit.jpg

trailer Rails 05-23-2011 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ridge (Post 15985464)
on a less somber and more... WTF note. This is a prime example of what a power profile should NOT look like in a crit. :lol3

:fitz
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...unk/WFcrit.jpg

WTF, were you doing laps on the side of a mountain? :lol3

Gummee! 05-24-2011 04:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trailer Rails (Post 15985683)
WTF, were you doing laps on the side of a mountain? :lol3

Looks like he was havin trouble stayin on the wheels and hadta keep surging.

:dunno

M

Ridge 05-24-2011 05:24 AM

It went pear shaped right from the start. The organizer threw a $40 prime on the first lap that made everyone jump and sprint basically the entire 1K. Add to that the fact that it was 90 degrees outside and in the lowest box you can see the elevation change. The start/finish is right after a nasty hill kicker that does not let up until halfway through the front straight. Since the course is so short, I never got to recover properly before hitting that hill over and over. It finally bested me and I just sat up off the back. I think about 1/3 of the field had dropped out before me according to my wife.

pierce 05-24-2011 07:53 AM

according to that graph that hill was 25 feet elevation change. :dunno

Ridge 05-24-2011 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce (Post 15990367)
according to that graph that hill was 25 feet elevation change. :dunno

Yep, about 25 feet in 50 yards at 20+ miles an hour for 45 minutes straight. I believe the heat had more to do with my failure than the hill, but that just exacerbated the problem. My legs felt fine after the race; my lungs were searing though and my head was pounding like a bass drum.

Mandalazu 05-24-2011 08:10 AM

East-Central USAC Motoref Moto Clinic
 
For those certified as a USAC C-Level Official (or better) that wish to obtain the motoref certification, there is a clinic taking place in Morgantown, West Virginia on 26 June 2011 from 9am until 3pm. Location is yet to be determined, according to the size of the group attending.

The local contact for this event is Ryan Post (rpostwvu@gmail.com). Please send Ryan a message for additional information or to be added to the list of attendees.

HarveyMushman 05-24-2011 08:28 AM

Would these dropouts be suitable for a singlespeed conversion?

http://harveymushman.smugmug.com/Oth...IMAG0127-L.jpg

My neighbor gave me a POS mountain bike that I'm thinking of converting to a fixie, just out of curiosity.

Chisenhallw 05-24-2011 08:36 AM

Don't do it!!

TheYeti 05-24-2011 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jocflier (Post 15985361)
Sad.

Wonder why the garage door did not have a safety trigger on it? Most garage doors will automatically stop if they touch something before it run it limit. I remember our old garage wooden door. That thing was heavy and really could kill someone if it failed.

Peace to his family.

joc

You're talking in States with a million lawsuits a year for stuff like this.

Zodiac 05-24-2011 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HarveyMushman (Post 15990581)
Would these dropouts be suitable for a singlespeed conversion?

http://harveymushman.smugmug.com/Oth...IMAG0127-L.jpg

My neighbor gave me a POS mountain bike that I'm thinking of converting to a fixie, just out of curiosity.

yes, would work fine. Horizontal would be a bit better and easier to adjust chain to chosen cog size but that'll work well too.

TheYeti 05-24-2011 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ridge (Post 15985464)
on a less somber and more... WTF note. This is a prime example of what a power profile should NOT look like in a crit. :lol3

:fitz
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...unk/WFcrit.jpg


That 45 ft over and over etc. really adds up.

During the The Tour of Missori one year ,Jonathon Vauters discovered on one stage 135miles of rollers.It didn't look bad on profile, but they looked at total climbing for the day it was somthing 13,000 ft of climbing. :eek1 Some moutain stages in the Tour don't have that much climbing. The riders were saying it was one of the hardest races they'd done.


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