Anonymous asked: What's the most embarrassing thing you've done on a bike?
At the Philly race last year I made some dumb ass comment to Phil Gaimon. I wanted it to be witty but it was just embarrassing. I think he had his dick out and was taking a piss too.
I wish I could do that whole interaction over again.
Anonymous asked: Do you have any pictures of your old Spooky?
MY FAVORITE BIKE EVER!
Weird hand built tubs with hubs I salvaged from a wrecked set of Zipp 303’s. Miss matched Campy shifters. I think the brakes might have been SRAM. The cassette was definitely shimano and the chain was definitely campy.
mike868y asked: no powermeter?! do your rides even count in that case?
I don’t know.
Somewhere on Tunitas Creek and on top of Mt Hamilton.
chcuk asked: have you raced in the west coast
I’ve raced a few times as far west as Arizona and Idaho and I did cross nats in Bend in 2010. Soooo like kind of.
frederick-lee asked: What's up man! I found your Instagram and blog when I saw you on my friend Marc's post on Instagram. Gotta say you and Evan Murphy are pretty badass for riding in such harsh temperatures. Well, I've got 2 questions man. 1. I was just wondering how you like your propel compared to your venge? Like climbing,sprinting and overall. 2. I see you ride those panaracer pasela tour guards on your road bike. How do you like them for riding on the road compare to a gatorskin for example? Thanks!
1. The Proplel is definitely better then the Venge. It’s lighter and it’s ridiculously stiff. Like it’s borderline not fun to ride stiff. So it climbs better for sure. I haven’t done to much sprinting on it but Evan is definitely digging his under power. The brakes take a bit of work but they function. Anyway, it’s a solid bike.
2. So funny story I actually found tares in the sidewalls on both my tires in Cali. Kind of a bummer but then again I did get about 1500 miles out of them. Just kind of lame that the sidewalls failed long before the tread did. I never got a flat on them otherwise.
Anonymous asked: 45hrs, damn!!!!!!!!! Do you keep this all zone 2 or do you add tempo and threshold in when doing that many hours?
I haven’t had a power meter since cross season ended. Waiting on a new Stages meter for the team bike.
But we definitely did not keep it to zone 2. Lot’s of long climbs at threshold and tempo. We definitely hammered each other a lot. Especially in the last few hours of the rides.
photographybyjosh asked: Hey Dan, what do you use for road pedals and why? Just bought my first real road bike and want to get some new pedals. In the past I've ridden my cx bike on the road with road wheels and just kept my Crank Brothers on and used my cx shoes. Thanks!
I’ve used Shimano SPD-SL pedals. I’ve had the same set since 2011. Still no issues. I doubt I will ever need to buy another set of pedals. They offer a big platform, very solid engagement, and are bomb prof.
Anonymous asked: What is your early season race schedule this season? Battenkill?
More or less this. March is pretty set and April and May will probably get more filled in later.
3/8 - Grant’s Tomb 3/9 - Spring Series(?)
3/15 - 3/16 - I’m leading rides for the Stan’s NoTubes p/b enduranceWERX team camp
3/22 - Hell of the Hunterdon 3/23 - Something local?
3/29 - Muddy Tire MTB Race 3/30 - Something local?
4/6 - Battenkill
4/18 - Winston-Salem Cycling Classic UCI Road Race
4/26 - Speed Week
5/11 - Bear Mountain
5/24 - Killington Stage Race
Anonymous asked: If I reach Dan Chabanov levels of fast going, do I still have to marshall?
You can just be an associate member (like me). No marshaling and it’s like half the price.