Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 124 of 217 FirstFirst ... 2474114122123124125126134174 ... LastLast
Results 3,076 to 3,100 of 5412
  1. #3076
    Elite Rider Hermes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    My Bikes
    Too Many
    Posts
    8,181
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Forgot to calibrate the Quarq before starting today. Came home to find that I did 504w for 20'. Sounds legit, right?
    I believe you.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Einstein

  2. #3077
    I need speed AzTallRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    My Bikes
    Giant Propel, Cervelo P2
    Posts
    5,455
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    How often should I calibrate my power meter? Before every ride?
    Yep. Unless/until you see that it never changes the zero-offset.

  3. #3078
    I need speed AzTallRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    My Bikes
    Giant Propel, Cervelo P2
    Posts
    5,455
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by revchuck View Post
    My first day back on the bike after the prostate exam-required layoff. It was also the first ride on my new (to me) race bike. It was supposed to be a three hour endurance ride with the freedom to shorten or lengthen it; I decided to do a relatively laid-back group ride that lasted 2:09. I got there a bit late, so I had to chase for the first ten minutes or so, but after that it was pretty nice - big group/cluster, average speed ~20-21 mph. I took a couple of lengthy pulls, and got into a pseudo break for a few minutes. It just felt so good to be back on the bike! hrTSS 140, IF .76. (PT batteries died, hub wrench arrived in the mail today.)

    The new bike worked out well. It was my first time on non-175mm cranks; the ones on the crankset I used are 172.5. I can't say I noticed a difference.
    Nice to see you're back on the bike.

  4. #3079
    Senior Member shovelhd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Western MA
    My Bikes
    Yes
    Posts
    11,472
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    Yep. Unless/until you see that it never changes the zero-offset.
    I store my bike in the basement, which is cool. I calibrate at the start of the ride, and then again 20 minutes in if it is a training ride. JRA, I don't care.

  5. #3080
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    South Louisiana
    My Bikes
    Cannondale CAAD9
    Posts
    3,674
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    3:19 at endurance pace on the new bike. My legs were in the "Go away, we're sleeping!" mode. Still, it was a decent ride, punctuated by a chocolate-covered doughnut and a pint of OJ in the middle. hrTSS 188, IF .70.
    Regards,
    Chuck

    Demain, on roule!

  6. #3081
    Idiot Emeritus sarals's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Central Coast CA
    My Bikes
    2011 Prius Three, Cannondale CAAD 10.3, Felt B16
    Posts
    4,105
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by revchuck View Post
    3:19 at endurance pace on the new bike. My legs were in the "Go away, we're sleeping!" mode. Still, it was a decent ride, punctuated by a chocolate-covered doughnut and a pint of OJ in the middle. hrTSS 188, IF .70.
    How many watts did it take to lift that donut?

    How's the new bike?
    Racer Ex..."Don't know if the shop is under new ownership. If not feel free to shoplift stuff and break bottles in his parking lot."

  7. #3082
    Elite Rider Hermes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    My Bikes
    Too Many
    Posts
    8,181
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Climbed Mount Hamilton yesterday 4400 feet. It was a perfect day to climb the mountain with low temps, sun and a little wind at our back.



    Me at the finish.

    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Einstein

  8. #3083
    Idiot Emeritus sarals's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Central Coast CA
    My Bikes
    2011 Prius Three, Cannondale CAAD 10.3, Felt B16
    Posts
    4,105
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice, Hermes! I was thinking about the ride I did up Hamilton just yesterday. You certainly had a gorgeous day!
    Racer Ex..."Don't know if the shop is under new ownership. If not feel free to shoplift stuff and break bottles in his parking lot."

  9. #3084
    I need speed AzTallRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    My Bikes
    Giant Propel, Cervelo P2
    Posts
    5,455
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    Me at the finish.
    So, apparently MEA was waiting for you there with the camera?

  10. #3085
    Resident Alien Racer Ex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Let me check.
    My Bikes
    Of course.
    Posts
    11,195
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    So, apparently MEA was waiting for you there with the camera?

  11. #3086
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    South Louisiana
    My Bikes
    Cannondale CAAD9
    Posts
    3,674
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sarals View Post
    How many watts did it take to lift that donut?

    How's the new bike?
    Still haven't replaced the batteries in my Powertap, can't answer that.

    Bike's fine - seems stiffer than my other ones. I've got the bars slightly lower than my other ones (8.5cm drop vs. 8cm or less drop) due to the way things worked out with the stem, but I've ridden 100 miles between yesterday and today with no issues. I may go to a longer stem just to see how it feels...the only reason I'm contemplating this is because I've got a longer stem. The fit seems pretty good as it is now.
    Regards,
    Chuck

    Demain, on roule!

  12. #3087
    Senior Member Allegheny Jet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Medina, OH
    My Bikes
    confidential infromation that I don't even share with my wife
    Posts
    5,586
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    So, apparently MEA was waiting for you there with the camera?
    oldschool areodynamic brick

  13. #3088
    Elite Rider Hermes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    My Bikes
    Too Many
    Posts
    8,181
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    So, apparently MEA was waiting for you there with the camera?
    The paparazzi follow us everywhere.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Einstein

  14. #3089
    Senior Member VanceMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Socal
    Posts
    4,170
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    As much as I keep trying to transition back to road, the track keeps pulling me back in (yes, the Godfather was about cycling). Three races in four days this week: Wed night Encino, Friday night Carson, Saturday night San Diego. Two of them sanctioned even. While racing is never ideal training, omniums usually do offer plenty of opportunity to get your work in.

  15. #3090
    Old Road Racer Cleave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    SoCal
    My Bikes
    Bicycle Transportation: 2013 Ford Focus Electric, 2010 Toyota Prius
    Posts
    4,924
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    Climbed Mount Hamilton yesterday 4400 feet. It was a perfect day to climb the mountain with low temps, sun and a little wind at our back.
    Nice, @Hermes. At your current low weight, you must have been flying.
    Thanks.
    Cleave
    "Real men wear pink."
    See my cycling photos at http://www.pbase.com/cleavel/bicycling
    See my bikes at http://www.pbase.com/cleavel/mybicycles
    Visit my blog at http://cleavesblant.wordpress.com/
    Lightning Velo Cycling Club: http://www.lightningvelo.org/

  16. #3091
    Old Road Racer Cleave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    SoCal
    My Bikes
    Bicycle Transportation: 2013 Ford Focus Electric, 2010 Toyota Prius
    Posts
    4,924
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMac View Post
    As much as I keep trying to transition back to road, the track keeps pulling me back in (yes, the Godfather was about cycling). Three races in four days this week: Wed night Encino, Friday night Carson, Saturday night San Diego. Two of them sanctioned even. While racing is never ideal training, omniums usually do offer plenty of opportunity to get your work in.
    So that's why I didn't see you on GMR on the 4th as one of the hundreds of cyclists who invaded the mountain that day. I saw @big john and a few other BF folks from the valley. I was shepherding some clubmates who were Baldy Village virgins across the ridge (they had only ever ridden to the block house) so overall it wasn't too hard.
    Thanks.
    Cleave
    "Real men wear pink."
    See my cycling photos at http://www.pbase.com/cleavel/bicycling
    See my bikes at http://www.pbase.com/cleavel/mybicycles
    Visit my blog at http://cleavesblant.wordpress.com/
    Lightning Velo Cycling Club: http://www.lightningvelo.org/

  17. #3092
    Senior Member VanceMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Socal
    Posts
    4,170
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    So that's why I didn't see you on GMR on the 4th as one of the hundreds of cyclists who invaded the mountain that day. I saw @big john and a few other BF folks from the valley.
    Yes indeed, perfect example. I had planned to go on that ride... quite a few people I haven't seen forever, from different niches, I could have run into. Alas, opted for track. Have to say, the much shorter workouts (even factoring in drive time) can be a real advantage at times.

  18. #3093
    Resident Alien Racer Ex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Let me check.
    My Bikes
    Of course.
    Posts
    11,195
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I need a recovery drink. But I'm out of tonic water. Looks like I need to go to the store.

  19. #3094
    Senior Member shovelhd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Western MA
    My Bikes
    Yes
    Posts
    11,472
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just chug it, Captain.

  20. #3095
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,437
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    Climbed Mount Hamilton yesterday 4400 feet. It was a perfect day to climb the mountain with low temps, sun and a little wind at our back.
    Nice Hermes, looks much nicer conditions than what I rode in last Saturday... I only made it 12.5 km up the 15.3km Mt Buller climb before deciding descending would be too risky from any higher. The following 3 repeats were to ~11km which still involved snow and slush; just a little less than the first lap. Total 100km 45km climbing...



    I hope riding the mountains here in Winter will pay off. In ~7 1/2 weeks I'll be in the States for a three week climbing extravaganza, with Mount Hamilton on the itinerary day two.
    http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.au

  21. #3096
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    South Louisiana
    My Bikes
    Cannondale CAAD9
    Posts
    3,674
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Goodness...right now it's a half hour before sunrise, and the temperature is ~22*C. I get shivers just looking at that picture.

    I think I'd be more concerned about coming down that road than going up it in that weather.
    Regards,
    Chuck

    Demain, on roule!

  22. #3097
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,437
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's why I decided to turn around before the ski village. If I was getting a lift down I would have continued, but given I am so close to my holiday I didn't want to any more risks!
    http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.au

  23. #3098
    Senior Member Allegheny Jet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Medina, OH
    My Bikes
    confidential infromation that I don't even share with my wife
    Posts
    5,586
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    [QUOTE=Dalai;15829816]Nice Hermes, looks much nicer conditions than what I rode in last Saturday... I only made it 12.5 km up the 15.3km Mt Buller climb before deciding descending would be too risky from any higher. The following 3 repeats were to ~11km which still involved snow and slush; just a little less than the first lap. Total 100km 45km climbing...



    I hope riding the mountains here in Winter will pay off. In ~7 1/2 weeks I'll be in the States for a three week climbing extravaganza, with Mount Hamilton on the itinerary day two. [/QUOTE

    Your road looks like our early spring cycling camps where we ride cross bikes. I did not know that Australia had mountains and snow. Nearly every TV show that I have seen shows Australia being hot desert with 8 of the top 10 worlds deadliest snakes hiding everywhere.
    oldschool areodynamic brick

  24. #3099
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,437
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Most expensive ski resorts in the world supposedly...

    The Great dividing range is a mountain range running alone the eastern coast of Australia. From just north of Melbourne, Victoria where I live up past Sydney NSW into Queensland. The highest point in Australia is in this range (Mt Kosciuszko 2228m) is an unimpressive rounded hill but well above the 1,200m snowline. We have ski resorts in both Victoria and NSW, but are all very small skiable terrain and short seasons compared to ski areas like you have in the States! But this green hillier band is the comparatively thin area on the Eastern seaboard.

    Much of the interior is extremely arid as usually shown. And definitely true about being full of animals and insects that are deadly. Snakes are only the start; then there are the spiders, crocodiles in the north and great white sharks in the ocean to name a few! Other than being careful where you step when out in the bush it is relatively safe. It is the big animals like Bears in the US that has me more worried than anything we have here!
    http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.au

  25. #3100
    I need speed AzTallRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    My Bikes
    Giant Propel, Cervelo P2
    Posts
    5,455
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Don't forget about the rain forests!

    I love the parts of Australia I've visited (Queensland)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •