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Re: The Picture Thread
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2011, 04:32:19 PM »

also, wear gloves when you race bro.


I almost never wear gloves when i race. Didn't for xc-ski racing either.
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« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2011, 07:11:22 PM »
Gloves always.

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« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2011, 08:50:53 PM »
If you don't ever use your fingers you don't have to wear gloves...


...but I think most of us like using our fingers. (In a non perverted way)
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« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2011, 09:17:11 PM »
That picture of Grumpy on the Ridley is just classic.


Good thing he posted the beginning picture, or you'd have a real hard time figuring out the brand.
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« Reply #34 on: April 10, 2011, 09:30:50 PM »
Attack. Grr


Shortly after the attack. One lap to go. The guy behind me is OTB, 2nd and 3rd are 15 seconds back.  The field is 15 seconds in front.
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« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2011, 09:54:09 PM »
Shortly after the attack. One lap to go. The guy behind me is OTB, 2nd and 3rd are 15 seconds back.  The field is 15 seconds in front.



TS, is that your standard IAB position?  You do look quite aero.

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« Reply #36 on: April 10, 2011, 10:00:18 PM »
Yeah.  This is actually my B bike which I'm still trying to dial in while my main rig is sidelined until I can replace the shifter.  In a 45 minute crit it's perfect, but I took it out for 3 hours today and it was just too much on my back.  My other bike isn't quiet as aggressive but bending the elbows I can get as low on that as I am in these pictures.


My teammate was in the break with me for a while, he told me today "I gotta tell you, drafting behind you sucks. It feels like I was pedaling twice as hard"
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Re: The Picture Thread
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2011, 11:33:12 AM »
suffer face
You can be the strongest guy in the field but if you don't know how to use it, when to use it, and have the b*lls to use it at the right time, you'll lose.

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« Reply #38 on: April 11, 2011, 03:14:06 PM »



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« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2011, 04:09:05 PM »
this one is the fourth time up the wall.  more suffering and lots more mud.


Badass. I would have liked to compete in those conditions.

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« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2011, 05:29:53 PM »





You may want to get a bit more aero  :P .






Here's mine, presumably taken in the crit.  Fidgeting with my lyc at the moment, but it does seem as if i finally learned how to bend my elbows.


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« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2011, 05:37:46 PM »


You may want to get a bit more aero  :P

Yeah, they took all the pics during the point where there was a nice tail wind. Actually, the second one is right after coming out of transition. I wasn't even clipped in yet on my right foot. I'm not as aero, but had they taken them in the opposite direction I would have had unpleasant suffer-face.

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« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2011, 05:41:08 PM »
Yeah, they took all the pics during the point where there was a nice tail wind. Actually, the second one is right after coming out of transition. I wasn't even clipped in yet on my right foot. I'm not as aero, but had they taken them in the opposite direction I would have had unpleasant suffer-face.


I thought that's the whole point of this thread.


But seriously, have you gotten fitted on your bike on the tribars?  It'd be a shame to lose speed b/c of bad position.

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« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2011, 05:50:27 PM »

I thought that's the whole point of this thread.

But seriously, have you gotten fitted on your bike on the tribars?  It'd be a shame to lose speed b/c of bad position.

Yeah, I got fitted when I first put them on. When I'm heading into the wind, I slide forward on the saddle more. Like I said, position was different when I was going the other way... I was much "smaller." This was the first time I've used them in a race, but I'm planning to adjust the set-up a bit more by getting the optional seatpost that'll crook forward to create a better angle. Or, just sliding the seat forward at the very least. But in any case, I didn't notice any loss of speed or power. I still have a decent gain once I get in the bars.

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Re: The Picture Thread
« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2011, 04:42:34 PM »
Bah, i spoke too soon.


My back ain't flat in this pic.  Back to more practice with elbow-bending...