what cat were you? what was your favorite finish? will you ever return to the game?
― cutty, Friday, 18 April 2008 11:54 (eleven years ago) link
on the interwebs, nobody knows you wuz a 3 on road expert in mtb.
i raced once in front of my parents and won it, that was nice. i won a big mtb hillclimb once in sport (like over 150 in sport class), that was shocking. i even got the vanity photo of that
probly not to return other than cx or mtb races for "fun"
― Hunt3r, Friday, 18 April 2008 15:41 (eleven years ago) link
LOOKIN GOOD HOMIE! winning in front of parents also grounds for kudos
― cutty, Friday, 18 April 2008 15:55 (eleven years ago) link
I got my ass handed to me by rode on a group ride today with a guy who, after looking at his USAC card online, appears to enter one single stage race (in Tahoe, Nevada) for the team that you are on (or whose kit you're wearing ^^^) but otherwise rides for Bissell. I just want to let you know that he destroyed me and chatted with me (albeit one-sidedly) while doing so.
That is all.
― i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Sunday, 9 January 2011 02:09 (eight years ago) link
offhand can't place who that is, but dude sounds really really real if he was putting it on a shasta. vc (which is now natural gr0cers pb wtf knows) has had a bunch of national level elite boulder bros go through, or park for a year, or finish up at. you got your bajadalis, mccarthys, bakers, coyles (rip). probly others i cant think of.
if youre interested in riding in boulder let me know, i still know some guys up in that b.
― end aggro business now (Hunt3r), Sunday, 9 January 2011 03:16 (eight years ago) link
What do you think of this wacky idea:
I want a track bike (for kilo/pursuit/points race) but I also would like a TT bike for stage races.
Other than obviously the gearing, cockpit (+cables) and the hub widths, these bikes (frames/geometry/wheels) really aren't that different right?
So I was thinking, is it possible to do two bikes for the price of one (well... 1 1/4?)
And then I thought, what about a fixed/SS TT bike (drilled for brakes)?
Most of the TTs out here are pretty flat out and backs without a lot of bumps/rollers.
Is this wise economical thinking or pure idiocy?
― i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 13 January 2011 17:22 (eight years ago) link
i think you could do a tt/pursuit bike theoretically, but i think a kilo/points bike would be a distinct setup?
i knew a guy who tt'd for real and very well on a fixed/ss bike aero bike with a single front brake, but i don't know if he used the frame for pursuit or what.
― end aggro business now (Hunt3r), Thursday, 13 January 2011 19:57 (eight years ago) link
I 'm dying, thought of you:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azqituimwI8
― A Scanner Snarkly (Steve Shasta), Friday, 25 February 2011 06:00 (eight years ago) link
oh shit, awez.
i've witnessed enough worthless free lap/mechanical protests to be damaged tho, man.
― end aggro business now (Hunt3r), Friday, 25 February 2011 18:07 (eight years ago) link
K@rl Er1cks0n showed up today on a noon-ride down in the peninsula and wowwed the local hammerheads, is he one of yours?
― it's time for the fish in the perculator (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 20:48 (eight years ago) link
i've heard the name but he was after my time.
i've never done a mid workday ride, that seems like it would be weird! also i would not get home til like 9 pm.
― the entire premise of your tweet is incorrect (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 21:37 (eight years ago) link
― it's a meme i made and i like (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 30 June 2011 06:07 (eight years ago) link
one pocket was not enough dude
also, no one could make factory pilots look good u know
― what does anything meme? basically (Hunt3r), Thursday, 30 June 2011 13:57 (eight years ago) link
What about those bulbous Bolle's? Trying to figure out which were worse. Whichever it is, gotta love Grewal wins.
― it's a meme i made and i like (Steve Shasta), Friday, 1 July 2011 03:12 (eight years ago) link
uhh... no idea what I was trying to write there. Hopefully some communication made good by I in sincere please.
what do you think about drop handlebar shapes...?
i have only rode a "classic bend" and frankly think shallows and ergos are D-U-M.
― citation needed (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 13 October 2011 06:01 (eight years ago) link
I have only used a wooden racquet and think graphite and oversized heads are D-U-M.
― Mark C, Thursday, 13 October 2011 11:32 (eight years ago) link
shallow = awes
ergos = suxxx
i have ergos on my good bike! :(
― Aliar Jones (haitch), Thursday, 13 October 2011 11:41 (eight years ago) link
Gerard vroomen goes on a lot about this on his blog.
I have ergo on the condor and shallow on the BMC. I find the Ergo more comfortable but I think the position is a bit better on the condor.
I should really get classic bend for the Moser but might buy better bars for the BMC and shift everything down.
― American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 13 October 2011 16:00 (eight years ago) link
i don't have an official opinion on bar shapes other than it should be wide enough for good control + breathing, and positioned so that you can be as comfortable and aero as possible. personally, i am an ergo user. i am not a fan of real deeps, but then i used to ride with rather a lot of saddle/bar drop to start with.
the most recent big shift seems to have been in early 2000s when lever positions were rotated way up toward the bar tops. that looks wrong to me, as the hoods should be level imo. and it feels wrong to me, since i chose the right length stem and do not need a shorter cockpit.
i have a set of salsa shortnshallows on my iro, and i like em for that application.
― yeah, niche-y, that's what i meant (Hunt3r), Thursday, 13 October 2011 17:48 (eight years ago) link
what do level hoods look like exactly
― am0n, Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:16 (eight years ago) link
like the top of the brifter is level with top of the bars or just having the grip part flat?
― am0n, Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:17 (eight years ago) link
― am0n, Friday, 14 October 2011 14:17 (eight years ago) link
you should be able to lay a ruler or spirit level along the top of your bar and on to the hood, and it should be flat. that's the look to go for (stretches you out a bit more too)
― problem chimp (Porkpie), Friday, 14 October 2011 14:33 (eight years ago) link
― am0n, Friday, 14 October 2011 15:48 (eight years ago) link
yeah, this is an issue that applies mostly to ergo bends and brifters. these bars and brifters generally are shaped such that the extension portion of the bar will be positioned nearly horizontal or horizontal. that brifter bodies originally (early 90s) were made to go horizontally as well, such that you basically have a long flat. around 2000, you started to see climbers push the brifters back, consequently causing the brifter bodies to be angled significantly upward. this makes for a shorter position that actually does work fine for long climbs- your chest is open for breathing though you are a bit less aero. otoh, your brake lever position when youre in the drops is slightly worse. i guess you could ask "why would YOU ever be on the brakes in the drops it will only slow you down and drops are serious business." xpost
― yeah, niche-y, that's what i meant (Hunt3r), Friday, 14 October 2011 16:15 (eight years ago) link
for classic bends, not really the same since the curvature starts right at the bend transition, there isn't much of a flat to begin with.
― yeah, niche-y, that's what i meant (Hunt3r), Friday, 14 October 2011 16:16 (eight years ago) link