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Carl Spackler

Feb 8, 10 22:31

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Pretty cool video from the P/1/2 Cherry Pie crit yesterday, complete with real-time wattage and speed. Just like watching Nascar on Fox: http://www.youtube.com/...ture=player_embedded


IRONwolf

Feb 8, 10 23:02

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that is badass!!! thanks for posting!


ironclm

Feb 8, 10 23:16

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Much better weather this year!

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Carl Spackler

Feb 9, 10 7:19

Post #4 of 32 (1940 views)
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Yeah, nice day, which now seems like a fond memory...


idlersrest

Feb 9, 10 8:22

Post #5 of 32 (1894 views)
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Cool video. I have a question though.
I don't know THAT much about crit riding but I've read some articles and kind of get the basic idea (and I definitely respect that it can be very very difficult to move up)...but it seems like a lot of the guys are just chilling in the back and don't seem to really mind. Wouldn't they want to try and slowly move up towards the front. I know it's much easier said then done...but it just doesn't really seem like a race for the dudes in the back..they're just chillin? What's the deal?


JoshBoots

Feb 9, 10 8:33

Post #6 of 32 (1877 views)
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I love how they cruise at 30 mph.
I am worthless....


msuguy512

Feb 9, 10 8:48

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Maybe the are resting? I pro crit can be 75-90 minutes long. Different strategies.


gbot

Feb 9, 10 9:06

Post #8 of 32 (1822 views)
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Love seeing the wattage numbers. Humbling.


Carl Spackler

Feb 9, 10 10:55

Post #9 of 32 (1757 views)
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>>but it just doesn't really seem like a race for the dudes in the back..they're just chillin? What's the deal?

Couple things. It's February so many people are getting back in the groove of racing or as a training day (like me). Also, in that race there was a break off the front with the two strongest teams driving it (little chance of it coming back). There were opportunities to move up but you'd still be sprinting for 10th place.


Carl Spackler

Feb 9, 10 10:58

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>>I love how they cruise at 30 mph.

The first turn (at bottom of the hill) was at 35 mph. Took a few laps to get used to taking it in a pack of 90 guys.



idlersrest

Feb 9, 10 11:16

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good insights! thanks!


Flanagan

Feb 9, 10 11:41

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Are you the guy in the video?

Man, you guys are already racing, and we have 2 feet of snow on the ground with another 1-2 FEET on the way...grrrr!


Carl Spackler

Feb 9, 10 14:01

Post #13 of 32 (1608 views)
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No, that was a teammate who makes riding a crit look like a recovery day. I was right behind the camera guy for most of it.

Weather has been lousy here but heading to AZ for VoS on Thursday. Ready for some sun.


ckautz

Feb 9, 10 14:07

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I'm heading to VOS tomorrow, too. Very much looking forward to 70+ degrees and sunny!


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Carl Spackler

Feb 9, 10 14:15

Post #15 of 32 (1582 views)
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No doubt on weather. Which cat are you racing?


bootsie_cat

Feb 9, 10 14:41

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Looks like his averages are as high/higher than guys who are in the mix- just goes to show you that the back is not the easiest.


rroof

Feb 9, 10 15:03

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Cool Chris, thanks for posting! I'm still beating up my mean, green Kurt K right now - jealous ...

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Carl Spackler

Feb 9, 10 15:04

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A buddy in the break was 316 NP for the hour. I'm certain I was higher than that in the back.


Flanagan

Feb 9, 10 15:06

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yeah, but does he weigh 60kg?


RACERX

Feb 9, 10 15:10

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How did the speed and power dashboard get overlayed on the video?

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Carl Spackler

Feb 9, 10 15:20

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No, but the scary thing is that guy can put out way more power for an hour than that. I train with him a bit, and also can beat him about 1 out of 4 times in TT.


gamebofh

Feb 9, 10 15:22

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I found that to be the most interesting question. :)

That was cool.

-Jot


Carl Spackler

Feb 9, 10 15:38

Post #23 of 32 (1440 views)
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No idea, but it's cool.


RACERX

Feb 9, 10 15:45

Post #24 of 32 (1429 views)
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In Reply To:
No idea, but it's cool.


You got to find out and let us know, that is bad ass!

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ginsued

Feb 9, 10 16:10

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Hey Carl, just for reference, my power was 251 (291 NP) and I was sitting in the middle of the pack most of the crit and only made a couple of appearances at the front.


Carl Spackler

Feb 9, 10 16:16

Post #26 of 32 (812 views)
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You were smart. Off the front or on the back = more pain.


bootsie_cat

Feb 9, 10 17:25

Post #27 of 32 (786 views)
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That is what I was thinking- 316 np is high unless you are big and/or spend a tom of time in the wind, hold a bad wheel, etc. Also 316 NP should not be too close to ave power unless you were in a small break the whole race.
I thought the ave power of the camera guy was 287?


Carl Spackler

Feb 9, 10 18:50

Post #28 of 32 (758 views)
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316 was by a guy driving the break. The camera guy was sitting middle-back of the field.


bootsie_cat

Feb 9, 10 19:00

Post #29 of 32 (742 views)
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I realize that- but if he was 316 np, I would think his ap would be lower than that


ckautz

Feb 9, 10 23:24

Post #30 of 32 (698 views)
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In Reply To:
No doubt on weather. Which cat are you racing?

Cat 2.


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Carl Spackler

Feb 11, 10 7:26

Post #31 of 32 (625 views)
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>>How did the speed and power dashboard get overlayed on the video?

Apparently the guy who shot it got that question a few times, and answered it here: http://www.ncncaracing.com/...viewtopic.php?t=2051


RACERX

Feb 11, 10 7:49

Post #32 of 32 (605 views)
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Thanks for the update.. BTW here is the link to the vendor

http://www.chasecam.com/catalog/25/dashware

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