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    1. Update: I raced last night and came in 7th. I...

      Update: I raced last night and came in 7th. I am happy with my results. I got into the from of the group about 5th or 6th wheel and stayed there. On the last lap (5 laps X 2.5 miles/lap), I...
    2. Thank you all so much! I did race in 1 crit...

      Thank you all so much!

      I did race in 1 crit and 1 slightly longer circuit, but I feel that I am build for longer road / circuit races. I live in NYC and have the magnificent Central Park to train...
    3. Just started racing. Please help!!

      I am a fairly strong recreational cyclist and I just started racing. I realize that I need to adjust my training schedule as well as racing technique.

      Training:
      I used to ride 20 miles a day...
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      Today is an off day. I did 45 miles yesterday. ...

      Today is an off day. I did 45 miles yesterday. 15 miles to a race, 15 mile race (Cat 4/5) and 15 miles home.
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      Here is mine. ...

      Here is mine.

      http://www.inautonews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/NYC-subway-train.jpg
    6. They also have a "rebuilt" V8 Vantage for $48K on...

      They also have a "rebuilt" V8 Vantage for $48K on there.
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      I was set for a 40 mile ride in the morning on...

      I was set for a 40 mile ride in the morning on Wednesday but backed out when the 6am temp was 23 degrees.
    8. Anyone ever fly business class facing backwards?

      This week, I flew on a United 777 in business class facing backwards. I booked the tickets late and didn't think about which direction the seats faced. I always picked the forward-facing seats...
    9. I may actually subscribe to this thing just for...

      I may actually subscribe to this thing just for that show.
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      I do not like the grill. Too angular for me.

      I do not like the grill. Too angular for me.
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      I have not done any formal interval training, I...

      I have not done any formal interval training, I really don't know much about it. I have become a pretty strong rider in a little over a year. I hope nobody here mocks my neanderthal practices. :P ...
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      http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5362129 One...

      http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5362129

      One section highlight for the ride was Bear mountain around mile 10.

      Distance from the park gate to the top 6.18k (3.84 miles)
      Avg grade 5.4%
      Elevation...
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      A tuxedo t-shirt does not count. Wear a suit. ...

      A tuxedo t-shirt does not count.

      Wear a suit. Unless it specifically says black tie, do not roll up in a tux.
    14. Does it really even matter if a car like this...

      Does it really even matter if a car like this does or does not come in MT? So few Americans drive MT anyway, this is definitely not in the MT niche driver's hit list.
    15. The knocking out part was an attempt at humor. :)...

      The knocking out part was an attempt at humor. :) The century was part of a spring training series, where we had done 90+ miles the 2 previous weeks. IIRC, the ride below ended up with us averaging...
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      Just pop on up to north Jersey or lower...

      Just pop on up to north Jersey or lower Catskills. I ride there every weekend and there are plenty of hills to climb. :)
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      I must admit, when I started reading this thread,...

      I must admit, when I started reading this thread, I feared you would put tri-bars onto it and make it into a fixie. I really like the way your bike is shaping up.
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      Fit is the most important thing. I say, worry...

      Fit is the most important thing. I say, worry about fit and not so much about spending tons of money. If you like the sport, then shell out the cash. I got a Mercier Galaxy SC2 on bikesdirect.com...
    19. Congrats! I have the same exact bike. I got my...

      Congrats! I have the same exact bike. I got my 2014 at the end of last summer. I think I got one of the first to leave the factory. It is fantastic for long rides and a great all around bike.
      ...
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      How are you guys tracking your miles and...

      How are you guys tracking your miles and elevation? Strava? I have been uploading to Garmin periodically, but have not analyzed it. I have been logging about 170-180 miles with around 9-10K ft of...
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