aidehua asked: Tagging on to the wheel question, what do you think are some of the most important things for casual racers? I'm guessing it goes well beyond componentry?
Past having well maintained functional equipment it has nothing to do with componetry. It’s all about balancing your life and having a consistent approach to training (if that’s your thing).
Anonymous asked: On a scale of 1-10, how important do you think having aero/race wheels at your disposal is to the casual racer? I mean without having a specific upcoming race/type of race in mind.
I like having race wheels. Swapping from training wheels to race wheels the night before a race is a pretty sweet feeling. In terms of importance though it’s probably like 2 in the overall picture of things a “casual racer” should be worried about.
My pet peeve about race wheels is people constantly training on them. Hand built training wheels are the shit and you’re missing out.
Anonymous asked: Any tips for someone who wants to start racing and how to get into it?
It’s way easier to figure it out as you go along then to figure it out ahead of time. “Preparing” to try bike racing is the most common reason people put it off. Just start racing.
Anonymous asked: You have beautiful legs... just gotta get that off my chest.
Let’s not make this weird.
Anonymous asked: Tell me some of the stuff I eat that is crap. Some of the things I might justify as normal food but really is just crap.
If you have to justify it to your self as normal food its probably crap.
asklionheart asked: Do you do any weight training? What are your thoughts on it? Also what's your diet like while training ? How rigid are you about your food intake?
I don’t do any weight training. I do pretty light core workouts in the off season as well as during my base periods.
My diet is nothing special. I’m mostly concerned with eating enough and doing my best to avoid eating crap.
Tour de Beauce Stage 6 - nothing left
After racing yesterday with the manflu I knew today was going to be go or no go and I wouldn’t know which it was until I clipped in.
I averaged 400 watts for the first three minutes of that race. It was a no go. I DNFed after one lap. There is only so much you can get out of your body when there is no stage the next day and the circuit goes right past the hotel.
This week I raced 396 miles at an average speed of 23mph.
Excuse me while I sleep for the next week straight.
targetsalad asked: Is the whole peloton racing against Mancebo?
Racing is racing. Guys usually keep their personal opinions out of it.
Anonymous asked: A quote from BikeForums c. '09,"I wish some hot shot rider would go out there on a steel bike with a steel fork and 36 spoke 4X box section rims running Sora components, just to prove something." -- Will you, for your Tumblr Community, General Fan Club and Self, enter one 'serious' race in your career in this manner?
That person needs to stop wishing and just do it him self.
What is a “serious” race? What is this “something” that this person is supposed to be proving?
I do race UCI cross races on a steel bike with a steel fork. I’ve also raced the PRO/1 field at Tour of Tuscon on 32h wheels. I don’t know why any of this even matters or why anyone should care.
Anonymous asked: Wu Tang is for the children?