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Forum: Training & Nutrition 04-01-16, 02:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,387
Posted By chasm54
This was a zombie thread when it was first...

This was a zombie thread when it was first revived ​eight years ago. What do you call a thread that has been exhumed twice?
Forum: Touring 04-01-16, 01:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By chasm54
Yes, well, you could do that. But if you're...

Yes, well, you could do that. But if you're replacing the entire groupset, including the disc brakes, you'll be spending a fair amount. And if the bike fits you with flat bars it probably won't when...
Forum: Touring 03-31-16, 10:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,570
Posted By chasm54
No, you're out of date. Abuse is de rigeur ​in...

No, you're out of date. Abuse is de rigeur ​in touring now, if you're so old-fashioned as to ride a steel bike.
Forum: Touring 03-31-16, 10:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,570
Posted By chasm54
He posted it in the 41. It was moved.

He posted it in the 41. It was moved.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-31-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,320
Posted By chasm54
Hasn't much to do with slamming your stem or...

Hasn't much to do with slamming your stem or looking pro.

I'm 6'3 and broad across the shoulders. I ride 38cm or 40cm bars. That's where I feel most comfortable, anything bigger than 42 and I feel...
Forum: Touring 03-31-16, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By chasm54
32-47mm width range? Nonsense. Anyway, there...

32-47mm width range? Nonsense.

Anyway, there are plenty of folding touring tyres. Try the schwalbe mondial or supreme, for example. I have a folding Panracer somewhere, too.
Forum: Touring 03-31-16, 09:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,570
Posted By chasm54
I've done light touring on a carbon road bike, as...

I've done light touring on a carbon road bike, as have many here. Personally I'm not fond of seatpost-mounted racks, I used a traditional Carradice saddlebag. The Nelson or camper bags will hold...
Forum: Touring 03-31-16, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By chasm54
The crank length is immaterial to what you're...

The crank length is immaterial to what you're asking.

A rough guide is to measure your inseam accurately then subtract 25cm. So if your inseam is 77cm a 52cm frame would be a good place to start,...
Forum: United Kingdom 03-31-16, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By chasm54
I'm not doing it, though I've ridden in the...

I'm not doing it, though I've ridden in the Wicklow mountains in the past.

A "vintage" racer in well-maintained condition will be just as up to the task as a modern bike. After all, today's...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 03-31-16, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By chasm54
Firstly, you've got it wrong about the cadence....

Firstly, you've got it wrong about the cadence. For a given speed, a high gear-low cadence will keep your HR lower than a low gear-high cadence.
Secondly, don't worry too much about leg strength, it...
Forum: Touring 03-31-16, 12:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 956
Posted By chasm54
For some clearly irrational reason, travelling by...

For some clearly irrational reason, travelling by bike gives me a greater sense of independence and freedom than driving. And the pace of the journey is perfect for me, covering a lot of ground while...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 03-30-16, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10,170
Views: 253,455
Posted By chasm54
Yes, well, a pity about Pantani. One of the most...

Yes, well, a pity about Pantani. One of the most exciting riders to watch, it was his misfortune, if you want to be charitable, to be at his peak in the most heavily-doped era of the sport. If you...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 03-30-16, 03:09 AM
Replies: 10,170
Views: 253,455
Posted By chasm54
But the question is whether the price could buy...

But the question is whether the price could buy something better. I know little about USAC, but from what I read here it suffers from some of the same problems that beset British Cycling.
...
Forum: Touring 03-30-16, 02:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 843
Posted By chasm54
I don't do planning unless I have a date to meet...

I don't do planning unless I have a date to meet someone somewhere, or a destination at which I know it's going to be problematic to find somewhere to stay. For the rest, I wing it.

For example,...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 03-29-16, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10,170
Views: 253,455
Posted By chasm54
I'm pretty much with valygrl on this. To get the...

I'm pretty much with valygrl on this. To get the uncontroversial bit out of the way, I dislike Strava. In fact I only rejoined it to take an interest in YogaKat's progress. Endless giving kudos to...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 03-29-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 12,159
Posted By chasm54
rapwithtom no, it's not a myth. Having lots of...

rapwithtom no, it's not a myth. Having lots of testosterone won't mean you automatically have lots of muscle - you have to be active - but having little pretty much guarantees that you'll find...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 03-29-16, 01:41 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 12,159
Posted By chasm54
I'm with Mr Yogakat. Virtually everything...

I'm with Mr Yogakat. Virtually everything labelled "sports nutrition" offers nothing better, and is often worse, than real food.
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 03-28-16, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8,411
Views: 198,561
Posted By chasm54
Utterly ridiculous Easter Sunday food and drink...

Utterly ridiculous Easter Sunday food and drink intervals yesterday. Gained two pounds.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-22-16, 03:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,917
Posted By chasm54
Why? You think they'll last longer if you know...

Why? You think they'll last longer if you know how many miles they've endured?
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-22-16, 03:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,917
Posted By chasm54
I've used various computers for quite a while. If...

I've used various computers for quite a while. If you're trying to train systematically, and don't have the years of experience it takes to be able to do that well simply on perceived effort, they're...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-22-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,813
Posted By chasm54
I have a pink bike, a green bike, a celeste bike...

I have a pink bike, a green bike, a celeste bike and two black bikes. Don't care about colours much. I ride them, I don't put them on my wall.
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 03-22-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8,411
Views: 198,561
Posted By chasm54
Don't know how it works under USAC rules, but...

Don't know how it works under USAC rules, but over here U16 (youth) riders can't race adult categories unless their club gets them a special dispensation from British Cycling. Lots of them are fast...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 03-22-16, 12:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,596
Posted By chasm54
Sorry I failed to respond earlier. I can...

Sorry I failed to respond earlier. I can understand your impatience, building a big aerobic base is slow. But bear in mind that you aren't just training for this season. It takes competitive cyclists...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 03-21-16, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By chasm54
Obviously, it depends on the five miles. Hilly or...

Obviously, it depends on the five miles. Hilly or flat, going hard or easily, how heavy you are, all that. FWIW (which isn't much) riding at around 200lbs I usually estimate that I burn around 25...
Forum: United Kingdom 03-21-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By chasm54
Being made in Taiwan is no problem. But having...

Being made in Taiwan is no problem. But having the Raleigh name is no guarantee of quality, either. This is pretty much a bottom of the range bike. Look at its weight. 16 kg is quite a lump for an...
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