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Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 09-12-17, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By MinnMan
Every year is different for all of the GTs, but...

Every year is different for all of the GTs, but the Vuelta is known for its mountain stages and, in many years, brutal steep finishes. Overall, I find it the most interesting of the 3.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 09-11-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By MinnMan
Even if none of the charges you level are true,...

Even if none of the charges you level are true, Froome is probably not a lovable generous soul. Few of the people who have that kind of drive and achievement are. I admire his abilities, though I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-11-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,094
Posted By MinnMan
I've gone in the opposite direction. Rode my...

I've gone in the opposite direction. Rode my first century at age 49 and was proud just to have accomplished it.

Rode about an average of one century/year for a few years after that, with none...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 09-10-17, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By MinnMan
Good prediction

Good prediction
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 09-09-17, 08:32 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,318
Posted By MinnMan
Seeing Contador win on Angliru was very...

Seeing Contador win on Angliru was very gratifying.

Part of me wondered if Sky let him go out of respect, just ensuring that the time difference was small.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 09-09-17, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By MinnMan
thigh circumference ...

thigh circumference
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Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 09-06-17, 07:52 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,318
Posted By MinnMan
Yes, boring to watch, but I'm glad they are...

Yes, boring to watch, but I'm glad they are there. They test a rider in ways that the other stages don't, and it's always interesting to learn who really is fast over a sustained course (as opposed...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-05-17, 01:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,117
Posted By MinnMan
It's almost never that my core feels cold. It's...

It's almost never that my core feels cold. It's the extremities - hands, feet, and head. Below the mid-40s, shoe covers are a must, and if your regular shoes are well-vented, you might cover the...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 09-05-17, 12:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,318
Posted By MinnMan
Rooting against Froome can be so unrewarding.

Rooting against Froome can be so unrewarding.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-04-17, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By MinnMan
Also, it's early September - hurry up and get...

Also, it's early September - hurry up and get something and enjoy a couple of good months of glorious autumn weather in NY. Pretty soon the ideal riding weather (and light) will be gone. Don't...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-04-17, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By MinnMan
If you are just beginning, buy any bike that fits...

If you are just beginning, buy any bike that fits you, ride it, and enjoy it. If cycling really is for you, you'll be buying a different bike very soon no matter what you choose the first time.
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Forum: Road Cycling 09-04-17, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By MinnMan
If you are more comfortable on trails, the River...

If you are more comfortable on trails, the River Mountain Loop trail is nice, but it's not the same physical challenge as Red Rock.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-04-17, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By MinnMan
No experience with LV Cyclery. I'v had a rented...

No experience with LV Cyclery. I'v had a rented car and so didn't need McGhie's to store my stuff, but as I recall, they did offer to do so. I also think that they have changing rooms because they...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-03-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By MinnMan
I've rented from McGhie's several times and...

I've rented from McGhie's several times and ridden out to Red Rocks, usually going out via Flamingo Rd/Red Rocks Rd./Desert Foothills Dr.. To my knowledge, there are no "paths" and there are bike...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-03-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,275
Posted By MinnMan
Saturday (9/2) was century #7 for the year. At...

Saturday (9/2) was century #7 for the year. At 140 miles, it was my longest ride to date (the previous mark was 120 miles), so I'm happy about that. Also, my tally is well-ahead of any other year,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-03-17, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By MinnMan
Motor. This happened to me a few weeks ago...

Motor.

This happened to me a few weeks ago - I think I might have posted about it. On a medium-length steep climb, I was out ahead of the rest of my group when a guy on a fat bike came up and...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 09-01-17, 09:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,318
Posted By MinnMan
So we keep talking about Sky's dominance, but how...

So we keep talking about Sky's dominance, but how many other teams really came to the Vuelta with the GC as their chief goal? Maybe 3-4 others? Astana with Aru, Bahrain-Merida with Nibali, BMC,...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-01-17, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By MinnMan
I have a similar problem with my Garmin Edge 500....

I have a similar problem with my Garmin Edge 500. Connections are dodgy, charging is haphazard, downloading ride files can take forever - not because the transfer is slow, but because I have to...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-31-17, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,886
Posted By MinnMan
I'm at 1065 for August and will go out for...

I'm at 1065 for August and will go out for another 10-15 miles this evening, so I've got my 3rd straight 1000+ month.

It's a banner year for riding - I'm approaching 7000 miles since January 1. ...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 08-31-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,318
Posted By MinnMan
It's a shame that the Vuelta gets a small...

It's a shame that the Vuelta gets a small fraction of the attention of the Tour. For my money, it'e the most interesting grand tour.
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 08-31-17, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By MinnMan
Yes, my knees do come quite close to the top...

Yes, my knees do come quite close to the top tube, so this is consistent with what you and with what the shoe guy said.

OTOH, in contrast to Johnny's...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 08-31-17, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By MinnMan
Knee pain and orthotic insoles

What are people's opinions/experiences with orthotic insoles as a prevention for knee pain?

I've had nagging (but not serious) pain in my left knee (on the outside and above the kneecap) for a...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 08-30-17, 08:15 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,318
Posted By MinnMan
Porte and Froome himself come first to mind as...

Porte and Froome himself come first to mind as riders who became famous as Sky domestiques.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 08-29-17, 09:24 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,318
Posted By MinnMan
I could only find 2016 numbers Which Tour de...

I could only find 2016 numbers

Which Tour de France team has the largest budget? - Cycling Weekly...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-27-17, 07:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,303
Posted By MinnMan
This is why I gave up on the GP4000 - I lost 3...

This is why I gave up on the GP4000 - I lost 3 newish tires to sidewall cuts. I ride with 4 seasons now. I agree with others that they aren't as smooth-rolling as the GP4000, but I get fewer flats....
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