gerv13 asked: What kind of frame pump do you have on your caad?
zandrrr asked: Studded CX tires without fenders or regular road tires with fenders? I'm having trouble deciding and I don't think my bike can fit the studded tires with fenders.
Depends on the temperature. If you have the kind of winters where the snow doesn’t melt and just get’s packed down to ice then road spray isn’t really going to be a huge problem compared to traction. In NYC it snows and then melts pretty much the next day so we’re constantly dealing with grimy, wet roads which make fenders the more important peace of gear.
The fenders are on and that’s where they will stay until early March. At first I just put on my usual set of race blades but then I had a bunch of time to kill so I started tinkering. Using a front fender from a set of broken ones I jerry rigged an extension to the rear fender from the brake all the way down to the bottom bracket. Looking forward to a drier and cleaner winter.
Anonymous asked: What are your thoughts on computrainer courses?
Starring at a blank wall while smashing your self on the trainer for hours is with no music is far superior.
Anonymous asked: How long should base building rides be? Any other tips for base building? Trying to smash next season.
Focus on a gradual build up. Start with 2-3 hour rides and work your way up to 5-6 hour rides over the course of several weeks. That’s kind of the key with base building. Good luck smashing.
The Lovely Deb -
Out of all the supporters and sponsors that the RSCX crew has TLD is by far one of the most important. Maybe important isn’t even the right word. Crucial is more like it. She’s tirelessly in the pit for every race. From Richies early morning masters heat to back to back duty for BrittLee, Dan and I in the elite races. She keeps the ship that is RSCX sailing smoothly. She motivates us when we need it and helps us keep perspective on the whole thing at the same time.
Thanks for another season of hardwork Deb.
Evan Murphy - Neversink, NY - 2013
Anonymous asked: Dude, I don't know how you do it. I did the whole long road season straight into 'cross, and was just totally and utterly done-zo by early November... and that wasn't elite-rank racing. The fact that you're still trying to muster up more (mental) energy to keep going until January is pure grit. Regardless of how nats go, chapeau on the great season.
Thanks man. The support is much appreciated.
Anonymous asked: hey, I'm getting ready to put in a kit order for my collegiate team. Season starts pretty early in the year, I'm wondering if there was any particular hincapie kit that you would recommend. I've only used their short sleeve jersey and bibs but this year I'm thinking I need some warmer stuff too. What all did you use most from this year's road season? Thanks a bunch!
Arm and leg warmers I use the most. Wind vest is my second most used item. Winter bib tights are a luxury worth having. Good luck.