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Old 04-24-2013, 06:55 PM   #28351
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I try to be polite, but damn you come off as a pompous assbag. Enjoy that $10k specialized and your KOMs, Joey.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:24 PM   #28352
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I try to be polite, but damn you come off as a pompous assbag. Enjoy that $10k specialized and your KOMs, Joey.

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Old 04-25-2013, 04:26 AM   #28353
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Dont take it personally, he is just being logical.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:46 AM   #28354
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I try to be polite, but damn you come off as a pompous assbag. Enjoy that $10k specialized and your KOMs, Joey.
And to think that you'd gotten off to such a good start by posting the first seemingly rational criticism of Strava. Looks like you need to work on your endurance.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:49 AM   #28355
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Stinky bait is stinky. Can we go back to talking about bicycles and cycling now?
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:27 AM   #28356
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Just wanted to point out that as regards visibility, a recent study stated that it was the narrow width of bikes/ cyclists/ motorcyclists that caused the cage drivers to "not see" them, not the height. This would render the whole "i'm lower so they can't see me" argument moot. They can't see you period.

The study noted that if, however, there was something unusual (a recumbent (not your everyday sight,) or a motorcyclist standing on the pegs, etc) then the motorists were "forced" to see them as their eyes would literally look directly at the subject and focus, versus just sweep over.
I read a study recently about idiot cagers ramming into parked police cars, you know, when they've pulled over someone or are stopped to help a motorist and some dumbfuck rams into the parked cop car with lights blazing, out of the travel lane, etc. This happens all too regularly here in Virginia; I saw one story where a driver smashed over/through a police car and hit the tractor-trailer rig he'd pulled over. WTF?!?!?!? Apparently the on-coming motorist sees all the blazing lights, fixates on them, and plows into the ass end because they think the car is moving in the same direction (or some such thing ). So, the police decided that if they park their cars at an angle to traffic so that it looks out of place or unusual in the rest of the traffic stream, this will help.

I don't know if they've come to any conclusion yet, but I have: The vast majority of people driving cars are fooking idiots who are paying attention to anything and everything EXCEPT actually driving their damned car safely. It apparently doesn't matter to a large portion of the motoring public what you wear/drive/ride, how big or small you are, whether you are emblazoned with visually toxic colors, waving flags or brilliant flashing lights, you just don't exist to these idiots. I really don't know of anything you can do except ride "paranoid aggressive" - watch like a hawk, keep your radar on constantly, be prepared to take aggressive action to protect yourself (i.e. get out of the way - they don't see you!). I do this on my bike, on my motorcycles, and in my car or truck. So far, so good but I will not relax my vigil for a second.

On a happier note:



Glorious and gorgeous! But dude, you need to farkle that thing, it's lookin' a bit nekkid.

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Old 04-25-2013, 05:53 AM   #28357
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I always wondered my the cops around here pulled off the road diagonally, it makes sense now. Beautiful hard tail, is it steel?
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:23 AM   #28358
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Some people just have this need to show off. It seems, his vehicle of choice (pun intended) is a bicycle just as with the Gay Pirate brigade, it's a chopper...

Oh well...
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:05 AM   #28359
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There are far too many random variables in racing which contaminate the results: bad weather, equipment failures, accidents, getting stuck behind slower riders, etc. Strava eliminates all these, making it a much better indicator of performance.
You have no idea of what you're talking about. You are a Fred.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:36 AM   #28360
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You have no idea of what you're talking about. You are a Fred.
Wow. Clearly no response would be adequate against the power and subtlety of that argument.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:02 AM   #28361
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T minus 1 day until I enter the most physically and mentally demanding race I have to date. Saturday kicks off the Cohutta 100 ultra endurance race and, if the weather report is any indicator, this promises to be a memory making event. The body is as ready as it will ever be, the mind is awash with "what-ifs" and the 29er is woefully under-utilized to this point. I've been meticulous and consistent with my road training to maintain the cardio base, but am mildly concerned with switching over to a 10+ hour dueling match with the MTB and 160 or so other testosterone-fueled personalities.

This should be an epic day. Hopefully I'll have a chance to snap some pics for you hooligans.

Trying to calculate the calories I'll need for the race consumes most of my thoughts right now. At roughly 10 +/- hours in the saddle, I'm figuring approximately 400-450 calories per hour that my body can absorb. Obviously the greatest source of these calories are simple carbs with a few long-chain carbs for slow burn and aiding digestion. I really love the Tailwind Nutrition liquid calories. Each 39cc scoop yields approximately 100 calories and, since it is so light on taste, that can easily be doubled up or even tripled. Each Camelbak fill will net me 800 calories in addition to the hydration of 70oz/fill. I'm staging those fills about every 3 hours.

This is what 4830 calories looks like just in case you're curious:

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:40 AM   #28362
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T minus 1 day until I enter the most physically and mentally demanding race I have to date. Saturday kicks off the Cohutta 100 ultra endurance race and, if the weather report is any indicator, this promises to be a memory making event. The body is as ready as it will ever be, the mind is awash with "what-ifs" and the 29er is woefully under-utilized to this point. I've been meticulous and consistent with my road training to maintain the cardio base, but am mildly concerned with switching over to a 10+ hour dueling match with the MTB and 160 or so other testosterone-fueled personalities.

This should be an epic day. Hopefully I'll have a chance to snap some pics for you hooligans.

Trying to calculate the calories I'll need for the race consumes most of my thoughts right now. At roughly 10 +/- hours in the saddle, I'm figuring approximately 400-450 calories per hour that my body can absorb. Obviously the greatest source of these calories are simple carbs with a few long-chain carbs for slow burn and aiding digestion. I really love the Tailwind Nutrition liquid calories. Each 39cc scoop yields approximately 100 calories and, since it is so light on taste, that can easily be doubled up or even tripled. Each Camelbak fill will net me 800 calories in addition to the hydration of 70oz/fill. I'm staging those fills about every 3 hours.

This is what 4830 calories looks like just in case you're curious:
good luck & make sure you get onto Strava... as it's the only true measure
but seriously.. good luck & go fast
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:46 AM   #28363
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Wow. Clearly no response would be adequate against the power and subtlety of that argument.
I wish you guys would take this shite to JoMamma or maybe PM, your personal e-mail, Twitter, or FaceBook accounts and give the rest of us a break, eh? C'mon, play nice or just please.


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T minus 1 day until I enter the most physically and mentally demanding race I have to date. Saturday kicks off the Cohutta 100 ultra endurance race and, if the weather report is any indicator, this promises to be a memory making event. The body is as ready as it will ever be, the mind is awash with "what-ifs" and the 29er is woefully under-utilized to this point. I've been meticulous and consistent with my road training to maintain the cardio base, but am mildly concerned with switching over to a 10+ hour dueling match with the MTB and 160 or so other testosterone-fueled personalities.

This should be an epic day. Hopefully I'll have a chance to snap some pics for you hooligans.
Dude, I can only look on with envy and wish you the best of luck! At 55 y.o. and wife's private business, full-time demanding job, a shit-load of kids and grandkids, a small farm to take care of, etc. the best I can hope for is time to enjoy about 50 to 100 miles a week on the bicycles (long lunch breaks) and a few 100 on the motorcycles (including riding to work and back, ho hum but better than a cage). I did some racing when I was younger and it was fun, but after coming close to harking up a lung at the top of a massive hill in a mountain bike race I decided I wasn't going to do any more of that. I won my class that day, but I was holding up the "kids" in their 20's and 30's and 40's... Now I cycle for fun only, sometimes with a group of road animals (I have a friend who is 67 and I can not keep up with him) but that's as close to racing as I want to get these days.

Do your best, come back with lots of fun memories, and don't blow a lung or hurt yourself! Best wishes.

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:54 AM   #28364
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Best of luck Ridge !
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:19 AM   #28365
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good luck & make sure you get onto Strava... as it's the only true measure
but seriously.. good luck & go fast
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