Noisy Cycling 2009 - It's Cyclocross Season - wahoo!

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Postby flightlessbirds » Wed May 06, 2009 9:06 pm

Keep us posted on the tire patching...
I'm sure I'll puncture my tubeless eventually and it would be nice to know your experience with patching!

Congrats on the race results, at least you know how you did!

All your exciting training stats make me want to get a good bike computer...
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Postby fredrikw » Thu May 07, 2009 4:19 am

But you have tubulars, don't you? That's basically a tire with a sewn in tube. What Dave has are UST tires, which are air tight regular tires. Two completely different systems with no carryover whatsoever when it comes to fixing flats...
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Postby Mr. Cleetus » Thu May 07, 2009 4:24 am

fredrikw wrote:But you have tubulars, don't you? That's basically a tire with a sewn in tube. What Dave has are UST tires, which are air tight regular tires. Two completely different systems with no carryover whatsoever when it comes to fixing flats...


I think you need to play closer attention to the training logs fredrikw.
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Postby fredrikw » Thu May 07, 2009 8:28 am

Mr. Cleetus wrote:
fredrikw wrote:But you have tubulars, don't you? That's basically a tire with a sewn in tube. What Dave has are UST tires, which are air tight regular tires. Two completely different systems with no carryover whatsoever when it comes to fixing flats...


I think you need to play closer attention to the training logs fredrikw.


oops :oops: I assumed he meant his MTB tires, but now re-reading last weeks post it was his track bike... sorry about that, but to my defence I must say that most of Dave's log is about MTB nowadays, it was just a short snippet about track cycling when he got a puncture... The patches I was talking about you apply on the inside of a tire. Tubulars is of course something completely different.

Disregard my comment flightlessbirds, you are indeed talking about the same thing :)
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Postby Dave Noisy » Mon May 11, 2009 4:25 am

haha - what the what?? I think Fredrik had it right!!

I'm talking about tubeless MTB tires... There are patch kits for the tires, basically this sticky goop on a thread, and you run it through the patch, and it just blocks the hole......

I'm off tubular tires. I've got one left on a trispoke on my track bike, and am looking for a clincher to replace it with. ;)

Still waiting for that patch kit, fyi, riding a tube in the rear right now...which is fine, as it's dry and i'm going with a higher pressure anyway. Will *have* to switch back for the fall.... And i'm very keen to see some tubeless cyclocross tires....holy crap that'd be awesome. Hutchinson has some, but they're heavy and not a favorable tread...i want my Mudd2's!

Catching up on the week:

May 3 - 1.5hrs MTB at Cobble Hill, preriding the race course a bit more.

May 4 - rest, with a little time on the MTB, helping with teaching an elementary school MTB program, grades 1-5..yuck.

May 5 - same, different school.

May 6 - 1.25hr MTB - holy rain!!!!! I was riding up freaking rivers!

May 7 - rest

May 8 - rest (seems like a lot of rest, but saving it for..)

May 9 - OBB Crit - finished 10th! See below

May 10 - Cobble Hill MTB Race, finished 6th, more below too.

Crit

My most favorite crit course, around Windsor Park, just a few blocks from my house. Pancake flat, five corners, although only two are any trouble...

Raced A of course, expecting to get shelled. Fast riders, including a few local pros. Teammate Emile was there. Nearly 20 started, although four were B's (their raced ended with a big crash, guy with broken pelvis.)

Race was about 30mins, averaged nearly 43kph, which was the fastest i've seen on that course. Hit nearly 57kph at one point. It was pretty steady, although some riders weren't very good crit riders, braking in the corners (and not using the whole road!!!) I eventually stopped following those wheels, and went wider than them, and it smoothed it out for myself..

I was on the rivet most of the time, close to my red line, didn't take any pulls, mainly sitting quietly on the back or middle. Since i haven't done a race like this, just wanted to see where i was sitting...was pleasantly surprised! Sprint was pretty lacklustre, but hey, i was in with the bunch. =)

See below for pics.

Cobble Hill MTB

Holy hills!!! This course was mostly uphill!! Something like 650m of elevation over two laps (is that a lot?) Lots of singletrack, but almost none of it downhill, ended up on fireroads for the few descents, so it was over FAST. Definitely a climbers race.

Start was pretty awesome... Chris D took off like a bat out of hell, i was positioned in 3rd, another fellow chasing Chris. It went uphill right off the top, btw. I settled into a steady chase, and caught the chaser, and kept Chris in view... Climb was over in a few mins (steep too), and i was on singletrack...kept the pace up, actually had a gap on the pack, and was feeling alright.

Note about Chris: his bike (Salsa Mamasita) weighs 21lbs, and he is under 145lbs. Compare that to my 29lbs and 162lbs. Uh-huh..steep is not my friend. Him and his bike barely weigh as much as me biff naked!!

It leveled out a bit, and some guys were catching on me...i made them chase, and then hit the next section of climbing, they tagged on my wheel.... I kept the pace up for a few more mins, but then four guys slid by me... I watched them climb away...

Maintained my pace, only one other guy got by me. Never saw any of them again!

Funny story with my pal Roland - as i was on the final stretch of climbing on the singletrack, Roland caught up to me just as i hit the top, this big ugly rock we had to get off the bikes for...then it was downhill, and i dropped him quick, and started catching slower Expert riders (i ride Intermediate).

Same thing the next climb....about 2/3rds up, Rollie is 50m back!! Arrgh!! I gunned it in a desperate effort to stay ahead....it was wider trail at that point, but still plenty steep....he kept gaining on me... It flattens out for a bit, and i picked up good speed there, and then into the worst section, more steep and technical uphill singletrack...somehow he's a couple meters back when i hit the top!!! Luckily i'm still in front as we clamber over the rock, and i bid him farewell. =)

I think i beat Rollie by a few mins, and was about 4mins behind Chris who won...ouch. First lap was about 35mins, second was about 34.

Here's his GPS of the course:

http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/epis ... ue=8190526

Fun times!

For the crit, here's my PowerTap output:

http://picasaweb.google.com/davenoisy1/ ... 0971693106

And below are some photos, i posted this in another thread:

A'ight, raced a crit on Sat, here's a few shots:

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Teammate Emile in the front, be behind. Emile ended up taking an impressive 2nd, i finished with the pack in 10th, which i'm pretty darn happy about as i haven't raced on the road this year, nor done any intensity, and this was a pretty fast race, averaging nearly 43kph over 30mins...fastest i've ever seen on that course.

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Me beside Matt Dawes. Noting because he's one of the biggest regular racers, and this 'skinny vegan' is pretty close in size. ;)

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Yay! I survived!
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Postby Mr. Cleetus » Mon May 11, 2009 4:31 am

I think we were all talking tubeless and not tubulars in the end (one MTB and the other road), but its all been a bit confusing! :shock:

nice racing Dave. When does do you get back on the track again?
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Postby helmut » Mon May 11, 2009 7:06 am

awesome race!!! and great pics :D

you always seem to have the best action shots!
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Postby Dave Noisy » Tue May 12, 2009 1:50 am

Mr. Cleetus wrote:I think we were all talking tubeless and not tubulars in the end (one MTB and the other road), but its all been a bit confusing! :shock:

nice racing Dave. When does do you get back on the track again?

heh - phew!

I don't know about the track, the center that manages it has locked all users out of the facility. It's been really frustrating. We might get access back after the meeting on Thursday. Think happy thoughts..

helmut wrote:awesome race!!! and great pics :D

you always seem to have the best action shots!

Thanks! Should be awesome RACES!! Plural!!

For the pics, i just *select* the best ones. I can post less exciting ones too..haha..

So i got an interesting call earlier this afternoon...turns out i'm organizing a cyclocross race for the high school league...TOMORROW.

haha..should be fun. =)
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Postby flightlessbirds » Tue May 12, 2009 2:38 pm

Good job on the races! and the race photos. The team is looking pretty sharp there.

Hope that track business gets sorted out.
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Postby Crash » Tue May 12, 2009 9:19 pm

Good job on your races Noisy Dave. 8) How'd the cyclocross go?
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Postby Dave Noisy » Wed May 13, 2009 8:36 pm

Crash wrote:Good job on your races Noisy Dave. 8) How'd the cyclocross go?

Wow - that's going back a ways!

I was adapting, should be even stronger this year. =)

Had fun doing the race for the kids, they seemed to enjoy the course, including a whirly whirl. =)
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Postby Dave Noisy » Sat May 16, 2009 4:46 am

Had a fun MTB ride with my pal Roland on Thu, on the way out on one of the trails there was a pretty newborn fawn!! S/he was SO SMALL!! Not even a foot tall, top of the ears....!! The momma was so small too..

Was out for 4hrs exactly, 3.5hrs riding time. He had his GPS, so some fun data here:

http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/8223907

700m of climbing in 1.5hrs - wahoo! Seems like so much less than the race last week...haha..
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Postby Dave Noisy » Wed May 20, 2009 7:42 pm

Hey, i thought that link was pretty cool, get commenting you slackers!
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Postby Mr. Cleetus » Wed May 20, 2009 9:28 pm

Dave Noisy wrote:Hey, i thought that link was pretty cool, get commenting you slackers!


do you really use miles?!? :P
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Postby fredrikw » Thu May 21, 2009 8:09 am

Mr. Cleetus wrote:
Dave Noisy wrote:Hey, i thought that link was pretty cool, get commenting you slackers!


do you really use miles?!? :P


indeed, this made me so nauseous that I couldn't post anything...
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