Everyone wants to know, but apparently I'm the only one willing to ask: what the heck did you do to Mr. Beanz? And no playing coy. Out with it, young man!
Oh yeah, did you check your bars after your crash? No need to repeat the snapped bar incident.
Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!
In the drops they go over the top to the outside of the bike. Just think about putting your hands on the bars and how they're likely to move as you ride. Your hands tend to move away from the bike always.
Ironclad fingerless gloves which protect the hand better than your typical cycling gloves), but I understand why. In my last crash, my fingertips got a bit torn up. Nothing serious, but a PITA for a few days until they healed up. You don't see them in road races much simply because full fingered gloves are too hot.
Cat 2 Track, Cat 3 Road.
"If you’re new enough [to racing] that you would ask such question, then i would hazard a guess that if you just made up a workout that sounded hard to do, and did it, you’d probably get faster." --the tiniest sprinter
Big fan of the 33 here [in a lurking capacity only]. Thanks for letting me post. I want to get faster to get into group rides but I'm intimidated greatly because I can't or just don't think I can hang. Need a sampling of advice that does not include HTFU.
Just trying to be a good rider
As someone with roadrash on the tops of my knuckles right now, I'm definitely thinking about better gloves with a bit more protection for the next race.
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If you don't have a power meter you go by HR or perceived effort. TrainingPeaks.com should have good info on finding HR based zones and probably a description. FTP in general is the maximum steady state effort you can endure for 20 minutes. Do a 20 minute time trial, monitor your HR. That's your FTP. Base workouts on that number
Last edited by jwible; 08-04-10 at 11:31 AM.
There is an organized ride coming up from Vancouver to Whistler (Whistler GranFondo) on a scenic stretch of highway. They will be closing a lane and providing feed and aid stations along the way. The ride is full and cost was around $175.
What are your thoughts on doing the ride and enjoying the closed lane but not using any of the support? I have several friends who are planning to do this. I like the idea of a dedicated lane but have no interest in stopping at the feed stations.
The organizer have permits for X number of riders, for which they have to pay for police, road closure, insurance, etc. If more show up the permitting organization may notice and get the organizer in trouble. Its hard enough getting people to put on rides without that hassle too. Sign up or do something else that day.
better response from Eric, below.
Last edited by Ygduf; 08-04-10 at 12:10 PM.
Just trying to be a good rider
Are the little screws that hold brake pad cartridges in place really necessary?
I have gone several rides without them and didn't notice any problem. The pads already fit pretty snug. Not having them makes pad swaps a little less annoying.
Well if there is any risk, I will put them back in. I'm wondering if there is any risk, or if they are just "lawyer tabs" for brakes.
Do external bearing bottom brackets work on older steel frames with english threaded bottom brackets? I'm trying to build a cheap racing bike and am looking for some kind of cheap crankset + bb on ebay.