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- Chili Con-Crosso, Green/Dark Green variety w/ Alpha Q Carbon Fork.
Shimano Ultegra SL w/ Bontrager Race X-Lite Wheels.
Avid Shorty 6 Brakes.
Ritchey Seat Post, Bonty Bars/Stem.
All miles are road but for just a couple CX races. Chain rings, cassette and chain have maybe 200-300 miles at most. Bike is in great shape! No dents, dings or scratches to speak of!
- The USA Cycling National Track Calendar continued into its third event of the seven-event calendar last weekend as riders competed at the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis, Ind., in the $2,500 Midwest Challenge at MTV.
- First let me introduce myself - I am brand new to racing and have been reading this forum to get as much good advice as possible. I ride primarily so I can stay in good enough shape to keep up with my 6 children, but the competitive side of me needs to know how hard I can push myself. Having said that - I'm at the point in road racing where I just try to stay in the main group for as long as I possibly can. Therefore the incident I'm about to describe in NO way impacted me and my question is purely academic.
This past Saturday in the Cat 5 road race in O'Fallon, the lead car missed a turn and several (maybe 15 or so riders) followed off the course. Shortly after that I overheard someone saying something along the lines of "this helps us" and it seemed to me the pace picked up. It appeared to me everyone who missed the turn got back in the race.
My question, I suppose, has two parts. Should the race have been neutralized to allow everyone to get back in, or is it just bad luck to the affected riders and watch the turns more closely next time instead of just following the car? And secondly, Is it acceptable for the group of riders to take advantage of that mistake, or should they maintain pace and give the others (and the lead car) a chance to get back on course?
Thanks for chiming in!
- I was able to get up to the track Sunday and spray the weeds all around the outside perimeter of the track, in hopes that they would meet their demise and curtail any thoughts of City Mowing up there.
I see STL got about 100 million gallons of rain last night (I am in sunny Cleveland).
The rain was *not* in the plan as of 2 pm Sunday. Who is responsible for scheduling the weather this year?
- For Sale is a used Trek 1000 WSD aluminum road bike. The frame is a 48cm with a 49cm top tube and a 72.5cm stand over. Everything on the bike is new except for the frame. Would be a perfect bike for someone getting into cycling. If your interested I can meet you at a Forest Park or Creve Coeur Park so you can take it for a test ride. Bike is set up with:
- Trek 1000 Aluminum WSD (womans specific design) frame
- carbon fork
- Shimano Sora shift levers
- Shimano drive train
- FSA triple crankset (52/42/30)
- SRAM apex brakes
- Ritchey seatpost
- Maxxis Dominator tires
- 3T Zero handlebars
- Trek 1000 Aluminum WSD (womans specific design) frame
- I grew up in Wildwood, but now live in Chicago. I'm coming back to town this weekend and want to get in a hard ride Saturday morning (I don't have much opportunity for hills in chi-town). I did some searching on mapmyride and ridewithgps and found this route, that I slightly modified to take a detour through my old neighborhood and by the house I grew up in. Looks like a fun and challenging route.
Here's the route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2710483?privacy_code=7WbAisjroP1mWE90
Anyway, it's been many years since I've driven, let along biked, many of these roads so just looking to see if there is anything I should be aware of from a safety standpoint and if this is a good route - such as blind corners, dangerous drivers, flooding, etc. I am hoping to start riding by 7am at the latest, if that makes a difference in any of the watch-outs. I remember taking the Allenton 6 Flags rd to Six Flags as a kid, and thinking it could potentially be sketchy. Happy to hear any suggested modifications - looking to keep it around 50-miles; that's about all I'll have time for.
PARIS (AFP) — Peter Sagan was chosen Tuesday as the man to lead the Cannondale team at this year’s Tour de France as he seeks
to retain the green points jersey he won in last year’s edition of the race. American Ted King will make his debut Tour start in support of the Slovakian champion.
The Italian outfit will build its team around Sagan, 23, who won three stages in his Tour debut a year ago en route to the green jersey.
“This team is the ideal one to target our goals at the Tour,” said the team’s sporting director Stefano Zanatta. “A talented rider such as Sagan deserves to be supported in the best way. He prepared for this event with great commitment and accuracy. His wish to win the green jersey is our wish.”
Italian youngster Moreno Moser, 22, who’s making his first appearance in the Grand Boucle, along with Tour rookie teammates Alessandro De Marchi, Alan Marangoni, and King, is likely to get a shot at a stage win in the mountains.
Cannondale for the 2013 Tour de France
Maciej Bodnar (POL)
Alessandro De Marchi (ITA)
Kristijan Koren (SLO)
Alan Marangoni (ITA)
Moreno Moser (ITA)
Fabio Sabatini (ITA)
Peter Sagan (SVK)
Ted King (USA)
Brian Vandborg (DEN)
- NoTubes revealed new cyclocross disc brake wheelsets and updates to pre-existing wheelsets today at PressCamp, and the wheels themselves will be available by mid-August. Disc brakes and tubeless tires may offend the traditionalists, but on most rides, the Cyclocross Magazine team is enjoying the benefits of both technologies. If you were considering converting to tubeless [...]
- Forest Service Issues Favorable Recommendation for Bike Access on Continental Divide Trail in Colorado
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