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  • Chicago, IL
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Kevin Clark replied to Joe Miller's discussion Racing in the drops verses on the hoods...
"Bike-fit is key in so many ways -- this too, apparently. I can't recommend a professional fitting enough. I think whichever position you choose should optimize your performance, but you should also consider your level of bike handling ability.…"
May 27, 2009
Kevin Clark replied to jeremiah blume's discussion tires
"depending on how much you weigh, that sounds very high -- bump the pressure down..."
May 11, 2009
Kevin Clark replied to Rich's discussion How much running should I be doing?
"ah... good point. i live in chicago -- we go "up" in escalators and elevators"
Apr 30, 2009
Kevin Clark replied to Rich's discussion How much running should I be doing?
"i was advised to run for 30min, 1/2 times a week BUT not focus on distance, HR, etc... and to just walk if i started cramping or feeling too worked-over... hard workouts should be bike-only"
Apr 27, 2009
Kevin Clark replied to Jim Huff's discussion Commuting on a Crosser
"yeah... 'cross bikes do make really great commuters, but if you putting in serious commuting miles in all conditions, etc. expect to do a lot of maintenance and replace things often -- not the best situation to be in if you race the same bike…"
Apr 27, 2009
Kevin Clark replied to Rich's discussion Is there such a thing as CX specific handlebars?
"andrew is pretty much spot on. i've used both Bell Laps and "regular" road drops and feel like the road drops are gonna be the ones i stick w/. another factor to think about though is frame geometry (sloping top tube?) or how you run…"
Apr 3, 2009
Kevin Clark replied to Keith's discussion New CX Bike-Shoe Rubs Front Wheel During Sharp Turns...
"how big are your feet? mine are pretty big (EUR 48/US 13) and i get a little toe overlap on every bike i ride. track bike was ridiculous and cx is the least, but still there. only time i bit it because of overlap was on the track bike -- but i gave…"
Mar 17, 2009
Kevin Clark replied to Keith's discussion SRAM Stuff
"yeah... i am very partial to a 1x9 setup too--and i do have an Ultegra 9sp group on the bike ready for the '09 cx season, but i am tempted to go w/ a compact double and 10sp RIVAL if i can afford it... it's got me that enthused."
Feb 26, 2009

Profile Information

Park Ridge, IL
About Me:
cat 3 cyclocross
cat 5 (!?!?) road
i race sailboats too
Current Bike Collection:
generic CX rig w/ Ultegra 1x9 setup + Bontrager Race Lite clinchers for training + Easton 70x tubulars for racing

Steelman Stage Race w/ `09 RIVAL

ancient MTB acquired for free
Favorite Race:

any road race that is not a crit and has varied terrain
Dream Bike:
probably a custom Steelman Eurocross -- to match my road bike
Favorite thing about cyclocross:
everything; but specifically the fact that is an amazing spectator sport -- without a doubt.
How long have you been racing cyclocross?
3 years
Racing category:
weekend warrior

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At 7:06pm on November 5, 2008, Velosnaps said…
Great article on the St. Charles race!

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