Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Great Lakes Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Michigan | Minnesota | Ohio | Wisconsin

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-26-06, 08:52 AM   #1
aham23
grilled cheesus
Thread Starter
 
aham23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: 8675309
Bikes: 2010 CAAD9 Custom, 06 Giant TCR C2 & 05 Specialized Hardrock Sport
Posts: 6,946
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I Can't TAKE it.........

Having a Cubicle with a view is bad on days like today..........late in the season with bright sun, light winds, and warm temps. How can a Roadie work today when he knows these days are numbered? Plus, I need a training ride for the big BFNIC Oct 1st Ride! What to do? I got it, work hard until 11am and then bolt. Gotta Go. Later.
__________________
aham23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 09:00 AM   #2
Psimet2001 
I eat carbide.
 
Psimet2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Elgin, IL
Bikes: Lots. Van Dessel and Squid Dealer
Posts: 19,738
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
*shaking head* I've GOTTA GET A GIG LIKE THAT!
Psimet2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 09:19 AM   #3
Drag
Cardiac Case
 
Drag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dropped... about 5 miles back...
Bikes: Trek, Cannondale, Litespeed, Lynskey
Posts: 2,892
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by aham23
What to do? I got it, work hard until 11am and then bolt. Gotta Go. Later.
Gosh, you suck!

It's the mag trainer (again) for me tonight.

Won't get home until after dark.
__________________
TITANIUMDIVISION
BF Great Lakes Forum
Drag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 10:25 AM   #4
aham23
grilled cheesus
Thread Starter
 
aham23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: 8675309
Bikes: 2010 CAAD9 Custom, 06 Giant TCR C2 & 05 Specialized Hardrock Sport
Posts: 6,946
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Still at work. Working Hard. Must go soon. I see Sunny Skies out my window.
__________________
aham23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 10:36 AM   #5
Kimbercop
Senior Member
 
Kimbercop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Elgin, IL
Bikes: Cannondale H500, Pinarello Surprise
Posts: 923
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh my, work until 11?? you poor thing. I'm stuck hear at Northwestern until 4, and when I get out, I have to drive home to sit in my night class until 10PM, then up at 5 to return to Northwestern. The bike is just gonna collect dust in the hotel room today

Yeeha,

Enjoy your ride today Aham.
__________________
and the road becomes my bride
I have stripped of all but pride
So in her I do confide
And she keeps me satisfied
Gives me all I need
Kimbercop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 10:37 AM   #6
Kenal0
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Lake Forest IL
Bikes: Giant OCR 2, Flyte SRS 2
Posts: 1,422
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Lake shore bike path this morning, light winds, warm, Sun up around 7:00. 1 hour training ride for Sunday.
Kenal0
Kenal0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 11:32 AM   #7
aham23
grilled cheesus
Thread Starter
 
aham23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: 8675309
Bikes: 2010 CAAD9 Custom, 06 Giant TCR C2 & 05 Specialized Hardrock Sport
Posts: 6,946
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Man, that was a toughie. Didnt get out until 1130am. Time to gear up and head out. I must Train for the BFNIC ride!!!!!!
__________________
aham23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 11:57 AM   #8
CyLowe97
Up on the Down Side
 
CyLowe97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago(ish)
Bikes:
Posts: 6,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just rode 7 miles around my subdivision at lunchtime with a friend of mine. He hasn't been on his bike since last year. We had a nice time spinning around and chatting. Psimet, we may have some fun wrenching for you on an old lugged Raleigh....

Great weather for a ride. Not exactly 'training' for this weekend, but I was able to test out the new Keo Sprints. Need to adjust the cleats a bit. Now it's back to work.
CyLowe97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 12:10 PM   #9
Psimet2001 
I eat carbide.
 
Psimet2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Elgin, IL
Bikes: Lots. Van Dessel and Squid Dealer
Posts: 19,738
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyLowe97
<snip> I was able to test out the new Keo Sprints. Need to adjust the cleats a bit. <snip>
*Angelic music fills the air as the skies open up to allow rose pedals to fall over the roads* You...have....arrived....

Last edited by Psimet2001; 09-26-06 at 12:52 PM.
Psimet2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 12:20 PM   #10
CyLowe97
Up on the Down Side
 
CyLowe97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago(ish)
Bikes:
Posts: 6,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psimet2001
*Angelic music fills the air as the skys open up to allow rose pedals to fall over the roads* You...have....arrived....
Not yet.... I haven't tipped over at a stop sign yet....

CyLowe97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 01:04 PM   #11
Juliette
tries harder
 
Juliette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Somewhere near a big Sidi in Illinois
Bikes: Trek Pilot 2.1
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
wow, i thought i was doing good getting on the bike path at 4 today. But 1 hour ride isn't enough its too nice out.
Juliette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 01:32 PM   #12
Kenal0
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Lake Forest IL
Bikes: Giant OCR 2, Flyte SRS 2
Posts: 1,422
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Which path do you ride on? I always wondered how crowded the path I ride on in the morning is when it gets nicer out.
Kenal0
Kenal0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 01:53 PM   #13
Juliette
tries harder
 
Juliette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Somewhere near a big Sidi in Illinois
Bikes: Trek Pilot 2.1
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenal0
Which path do you ride on? I always wondered how crowded the path I ride on in the morning is when it gets nicer out.
Kenal0
Robert McClury & NS bike path (i think that's what it is called). Neither is crowded during the week. It's usually the same few every day. This summer I was riding in the early am and it's about the same amount of traffic. Week-ends of course after 10am can be crazy., but with no cycling on sheridan road it makes it a hassle to cut over onto the road.
Juliette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 02:54 PM   #14
jtm1631
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Highland Park, IL
Bikes:
Posts: 146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Juliette
Robert McClury & NS bike path (i think that's what it is called). Neither is crowded during the week. It's usually the same few every day. This summer I was riding in the early am and it's about the same amount of traffic. Week-ends of course after 10am can be crazy., but with no cycling on sheridan road it makes it a hassle to cut over onto the road.
I'm starting to get tired of those paths, Ridge Rd., Everret, etc. The only thing worse than riding the same route for the entire summer is riding on the trainer in the basement.

I'm assuming you live up in the northern suburbs? The North Shore Century went a couple blocks from my house as you were heading up Ridge in Highland Park.
jtm1631 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 02:57 PM   #15
S_DOG34
It's not about the engine
 
S_DOG34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Palatine, IL
Bikes: Raleigh Grand Prix '03, Scott CR1 Team Issue '06
Posts: 204
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Got in my nice little 20-mile out and back ride. I am loving the Edge 305, but I'm not convinced that the avg. speeds are very accurate. I set it to autostop at anything less than 4 mph, but I may have to up that quite a bit. I hit several stoplights on my route and for whatever reason they are showing up in MB and counting against my avg. speed. It was pretty windy around here at times today. I spent a good deal of time in the big ring on my way back which is unusual for me. I need that heart rate to come down though...

http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/e...kValue=1426101
S_DOG34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 03:01 PM   #16
aham23
grilled cheesus
Thread Starter
 
aham23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: 8675309
Bikes: 2010 CAAD9 Custom, 06 Giant TCR C2 & 05 Specialized Hardrock Sport
Posts: 6,946
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyLowe97
Not yet.... I haven't tipped over at a stop sign yet....

If you need any help on your falling over at stop signs technique just let me know.

Oh, yeah, I am back from my ride, checked voice mail, emails, and blah blah blahs. A nice almost 50 miles on a lovely Tuesday in late September!!

My Ride
__________________
aham23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 03:05 PM   #17
Mr. Gear Jammer
Senior Member
 
Mr. Gear Jammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 250
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by aham23
Having a Cubicle with a view is bad on days like today..........late in the season with bright sun, light winds, and warm temps. How can a Roadie work today when he knows these days are numbered? Plus, I need a training ride for the big BFNIC Oct 1st Ride! What to do? I got it, work hard until 11am and then bolt. Gotta Go. Later.
Very nice man, that sounds like a great idea.
Mr. Gear Jammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 03:07 PM   #18
aham23
grilled cheesus
Thread Starter
 
aham23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: 8675309
Bikes: 2010 CAAD9 Custom, 06 Giant TCR C2 & 05 Specialized Hardrock Sport
Posts: 6,946
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by S_DOG34
Got in my nice little 20-mile out and back ride. I am loving the Edge 305, but I'm not convinced that the avg. speeds are very accurate. I set it to autostop at anything less than 4 mph, but I may have to up that quite a bit. I hit several stoplights on my route and for whatever reason they are showing up in MB and counting against my avg. speed. It was pretty windy around here at times today. I spent a good deal of time in the big ring on my way back which is unusual for me. I need that heart rate to come down though...

http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/e...kValue=1426101
From what I have read you really dont want AutoStop any higher then 3 or 4 mph. What do you mean the stops are showing up and how do you know? My AutoStop is set at 3mph and when I stop at a stop sign the "Moving Timer" auto pauses. Your total time will still roll and speed still may show, but it should not effect the average if it is below the AutoStop number. Just my experience though. Later.
__________________
aham23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 03:08 PM   #19
Psimet2001 
I eat carbide.
 
Psimet2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Elgin, IL
Bikes: Lots. Van Dessel and Squid Dealer
Posts: 19,738
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
I'm really trying my hardest not to pay attention to all of the pretty charts and graphs that you get off of those friggin Garmins....

*chanting* I'd rather have new wheels....I'd rather have new wheels....I'd rather have new wheels....
Psimet2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 03:16 PM   #20
CyLowe97
Up on the Down Side
 
CyLowe97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago(ish)
Bikes:
Posts: 6,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by aham23
If you need any help on your falling over at stop signs technique just let me know.
Oh, I've got the technique down in ten easy steps:

Step 1: Cruise up to stop light.
Step 2: Confidently tilt head at car full of commuters cooped in the sedan.
Step 3: Wheels stop on bike.
Step 4: That feeling hits the head, then stomach.
Step 5: Slow.... motion.... tip.... over....
Step 6: Pop up like nothing's wrong.
Step 7: High tail it away from the light
Step 8: Relax and sit on saddle.
Step 9: Realize saddle is at 90 degree angle from usual due to hitting ground on fall.
Step 10: Find a hole to crawl into and die a little while adjusting saddle and waiting for traffic to clear.

It's only happened twice to me, but both times were virtually identical.

50 mile ride on a work day. You disgust me, aham.
CyLowe97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 03:47 PM   #21
aham23
grilled cheesus
Thread Starter
 
aham23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: 8675309
Bikes: 2010 CAAD9 Custom, 06 Giant TCR C2 & 05 Specialized Hardrock Sport
Posts: 6,946
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyLowe97
Oh, I've got the technique down in ten easy steps:

Step 1: Cruise up to stop light.
Step 2: Confidently tilt head at car full of commuters cooped in the sedan.
Step 3: Wheels stop on bike.
Step 4: That feeling hits the head, then stomach.
Step 5: Slow.... motion.... tip.... over....
Step 6: Pop up like nothing's wrong.
Step 7: High tail it away from the light
Step 8: Relax and sit on saddle.
Step 9: Realize saddle is at 90 degree angle from usual due to hitting ground on fall.
Step 10: Find a hole to crawl into and die a little while adjusting saddle and waiting for traffic to clear.

It's only happened twice to me, but both times were virtually identical.

50 mile ride on a work day. You disgust me, aham.
That is classic. Can I borrow that? Step 9 actually positioned my stock seat in a way that made it more comfortable as I finished out the last 3 miles of the NSC.
__________________
aham23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 03:50 PM   #22
S_DOG34
It's not about the engine
 
S_DOG34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Palatine, IL
Bikes: Raleigh Grand Prix '03, Scott CR1 Team Issue '06
Posts: 204
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by aham23
From what I have read you really dont want AutoStop any higher then 3 or 4 mph. What do you mean the stops are showing up and how do you know? My AutoStop is set at 3mph and when I stop at a stop sign the "Moving Timer" auto pauses. Your total time will still roll and speed still may show, but it should not effect the average if it is below the AutoStop number. Just my experience though. Later.
Ya, it does the shutoff, but when I am looking at the graph on MB, there are 7 'dips' where my speed bottoms out at 0 mph. Are these simply not counted in the avg. speed or are they moments when the GPS lost signal? I'm thinking it's just the nature of the route I take. When you look at the speed distribution on my ride, ~12 of the 19 miles were done over the average speed (with the most in the 17mph range). The lows just bring the number down more than the highs bring it up I guess.

The only reason I bring it up is that it is almost exactly the same as my cateye astrale was recording even though I am certain that my overall speed today was faster. I'm just trying to figure out a way to make myself faster
S_DOG34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 04:05 PM   #23
aham23
grilled cheesus
Thread Starter
 
aham23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: 8675309
Bikes: 2010 CAAD9 Custom, 06 Giant TCR C2 & 05 Specialized Hardrock Sport
Posts: 6,946
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by S_DOG34
The only reason I bring it up is that it is almost exactly the same as my cateye astrale was recording even though I am certain that my overall speed today was faster. I'm just trying to figure out a way to make myself faster
Funny.

It charts all the speed, but your Average Moving Speed is only the avg speed above the AutoStop number. The Average Overall Speed is the total avg speed including all speeds under the AutoStop number.

You will get faster. Just keep riding!!!!!!!!
__________________
aham23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 05:57 PM   #24
Kenal0
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Lake Forest IL
Bikes: Giant OCR 2, Flyte SRS 2
Posts: 1,422
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtm1631
I'm starting to get tired of those paths, Ridge Rd., Everret, etc. The only thing worse than riding the same route for the entire summer is riding on the trainer in the basement.

I'm assuming you live up in the northern suburbs? The North Shore Century went a couple blocks from my house as you were heading up Ridge in Highland Park.
Same here, we were within 3 blocks of my house when we were on Everett just before the tollway and we went right past my parents house on Mayflower on the way back.
I like the path on Windy days because you get a little protection by the trees on both sides and the distance between intersecting streets are a good distance to hammer in the drops and then break at the intersection.
Kenal0
Kenal0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-06, 06:29 PM   #25
Juliette
tries harder
 
Juliette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Somewhere near a big Sidi in Illinois
Bikes: Trek Pilot 2.1
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
totally agree, the views and terrain on the path can get soooo boring. Thats why I sign up for all these rides every month or head up north to Wisconsin. I'll be biking up in Door County in October. Its easy to log a lot of miles up there. Yea, the NSC went by my house also , I'm up in Lake Bluff.
Juliette is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:04 PM.