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Forum: Road Cycling 06-03-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,185
Posted By DXchulo
I've been cycling since 2004 and went vegan in...

I've been cycling since 2004 and went vegan in 2015. I didn't notice a drop in performance at all. I've never been fast, but I'm still riding a century every week and ~1,000 miles per month. My...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-03-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,255
Posted By DXchulo
I've said that about certain rides before, but...

I've said that about certain rides before, but always end up going back.

Congrats on the ride. This thread is a good example of how we tend to overthink things, but the #1...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-02-16, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 196,049
Posted By DXchulo
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr21/AdamInNeva...

http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr21/AdamInNevada/UT%205%2016.jpg

Utah
Forum: Road Cycling 05-27-16, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By DXchulo
You'll be fine. I've ridden from there before....

You'll be fine. I've ridden from there before. Obviously you have to be alert, but traffic moves so slowly that it's not a big problem. The bigger problem is the stuff in between the strip and the...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-16, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 679
Posted By DXchulo
Sounds like you found the rare situation where...

Sounds like you found the rare situation where taking it on the plane will be cheaper.

Just remember you can always ask to be present when TSA screens your bag if you're worried about them...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,255
Posted By DXchulo
I agree that you should focus on one long ride...

I agree that you should focus on one long ride per week. I was really into the California Triple Crown a few years back and my goal before a double was always 160 miles (with 16,000 feet for rides...
Forum: Touring 05-14-16, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By DXchulo
How about Salt Lake City to Denver? Anybody...

How about Salt Lake City to Denver? Anybody ridden on 40 through there? Might be too early for too much fun in the Rockies.
Forum: Touring 05-05-16, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By DXchulo
Where to go for 700 miles in the Western US in May?

If I get lucky I might get a little time off in late May. I'd like to do a short tour and was thinking about Reno to Seattle, Pocatello, Flagstaff, or something like that (somewhere with an airport)....
Forum: Northern California 04-29-16, 08:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,184
Posted By DXchulo
Another thing to try is Blue Lakes Rd. For some...

Another thing to try is Blue Lakes Rd. For some reason there's no street view, but there's a lot of wide shoulder that would be easy to park on.

From my experience going to the race over the...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-25-16, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By DXchulo
Everybody is different. It's normal to feel what...

Everybody is different. It's normal to feel what you're feeling. Some will feel it stronger than others and some will take longer to get over it than others. Just take however long you need. There's...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-24-16, 04:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,243
Posted By DXchulo
I rode one for a week in Tenerife earlier this...

I rode one for a week in Tenerife earlier this year. It was definitely a comfortable ride and I really liked the way it handled on descents. It was nice and stable, not twitchy at all. My own bike is...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-17-16, 08:21 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 10,258
Posted By DXchulo
Re-read the post I replied to. We were talking...

Re-read the post I replied to. We were talking about racers.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-17-16, 08:14 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 10,258
Posted By DXchulo
Yes and no. How much of a real choice did the...

Yes and no. How much of a real choice did the Lampre-Merida riders have?
Forum: Road Cycling 04-17-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,664
Posted By DXchulo
I also have a Lezyne Road Drive (a black one) and...

I also have a Lezyne Road Drive (a black one) and I've always put it in its holder underneath the down tube bottle cage. There's always a bottle there, so it's somewhat sheltered from view and from...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-16-16, 04:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,317
Posted By DXchulo
I can't even remember the last time I went to a...

I can't even remember the last time I went to a bike shop except for the times when I was traveling and renting a bike. I do all my own work and buy stuff online.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-15-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,210
Posted By DXchulo
I ride an Amira, too. I got a super good deal on...

I ride an Amira, too. I got a super good deal on a used one because I'm guessing there's not as much of a market for used women's bikes. I have long legs and short arms, so the geometry works for me....
Forum: Road Cycling 04-08-16, 08:41 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,266
Posted By DXchulo
I know you don't seriously care, but here it is: ...

I know you don't seriously care, but here it is:

HR can be influenced by outside temperature, core temperature, fatigue, caffeine, etc. Those things don't necessarily have anything to do with how...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-08-16, 04:37 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,266
Posted By DXchulo
Neither one is perfect. HR has a lag time, so the...

Neither one is perfect. HR has a lag time, so the HRM isn't all that useful for short efforts. There are other problems with HR, but to make a long story short, you need both HR and power if you...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-05-16, 06:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,560
Posted By DXchulo
Switch to bike mode on Google Maps. A solid,...

Switch to bike mode on Google Maps. A solid, light green line is a bike lane. The dotted lines are "bike friendly," which may mean a shoulder sometimes. Like any resource it's not perfect, but it's...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-04-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 845
Posted By DXchulo
Flagstaff is a good base. There are lots of good...

Flagstaff is a good base. There are lots of good rides out there, but these were two of my favorites: https://www.strava.com/segments/1429750 Lake Mary to Mormon Lake loop in Flagstaff, AZ, United...
Forum: Touring 04-04-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 849
Posted By DXchulo
I use one of these a lot of the time:...

I use one of these a lot of the time: http://www.amazon.com/SPEG-UV-Pro-Cycling-Cooling-Helmet/dp/B00AWU9AZO

I won't lie and say it's cooler than wearing nothing, but it's the thinnest one I've...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-03-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 983
Posted By DXchulo
I've had a few Thomson posts in the past and...

I've had a few Thomson posts in the past and never had any problems. Maybe not the best bang for the buck, but I wouldn't worry about their track record.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-31-16, 08:20 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 22,850
Posted By DXchulo
Hilarious. He took advantage of every loophole...

Hilarious. He took advantage of every loophole imaginable. It's the American way.

With that much money on the line I'm sure most of you would do the same.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-31-16, 06:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 806
Posted By DXchulo
A small frame bag might be a good idea in this...

A small frame bag might be a good idea in this situation: http://www.amazon.com/Vaude-Cruiser-Cycling-Frame-Bag/dp/B00XU1O8SG

It's easy on/easy off and gives you a little extra room without...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-27-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,919
Posted By DXchulo
FDs can be a pain to install, but once set up...

FDs can be a pain to install, but once set up properly how often do they give you problems? I've had them freeze up in the snow, but that's it.

So you give up some of your useful gears, but what...
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