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Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-08-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 688
Posted By mkadam68
I know it's not on your list, but FWIW, I use a...

I know it's not on your list, but FWIW, I use a Mobius ActionCam (https://www.mobius-actioncam.com/) with larger battery (820mah). Get about 2-1/2 hours out of it. Very small (1-3/8″ x 2-1/2″ x...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-26-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 473
Posted By mkadam68
The Mobius Action Cam is what I use. It's small,...

The Mobius Action Cam is what I use. It's small, light weight, costs about $60-70 (depending on version), and takes up to 1080p at 30 or 60fps. You can modify the cam with a wide angle lens, turn it...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-12-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,144
Posted By mkadam68
Quick background (which you may already...

Quick background (which you may already know/understand): bike racing events in the US is divided into categories: 5 is for beginners and 1 is the last step before professional. You're a beginner, so...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-10-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By mkadam68
Strava's the only one with any sort of social...

Strava's the only one with any sort of social presence. But to add a bit of functionality... if you use Google Chrome browser, you can add StravistiX...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-10-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By mkadam68
I'm watching live right now. Not sure what you're...

I'm watching live right now. Not sure what you're talking about.:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling 03-17-16, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By mkadam68
Your forearms are going to hurt. The cobbles are...

Your forearms are going to hurt. The cobbles are so bad that your handlebars will bounce/vibrate around. It'll hurt/annoy your hands, so you'll be tempted to hold onto them only loosely, but you...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-08-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By mkadam68
Strictly speaking: no. Anyone can sue anyone else...

Strictly speaking: no. Anyone can sue anyone else for anything they want. "I don't like the color of your hair. I'm suing..."

Insurance doesn't help you avoid liability. It helps you pay if you've...
Forum: Southern California 11-06-15, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By mkadam68
Siearra Highway doesn't have any dirt on it,...

Siearra Highway doesn't have any dirt on it, unless it's due to some rain runoff. You can certainly find trails off it, though. But road proper? All paved. An alternative is Soledad Canyon Road from...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-15-15, 11:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,553
Posted By mkadam68
+1 +1 I also really like their Flyby's...

+1


+1
I also really like their Flyby's tool.


+1

I use Strava with VeloViewer (http://veloviewer.com). Best data tracking tool. Period.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 10-14-15, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,561
Posted By mkadam68
They rent the needed vehicles over here (team...

They rent the needed vehicles over here (team cars, buses, and/or RVs). Possibly identical make/model (if they have a global automotive sponsor), possibly not.Then they have logo wraps made and...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-30-15, 08:48 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,084
Posted By mkadam68
There are different zone systems, but using...

There are different zone systems, but using power, I personally use a 7-zone system.
Take your new FTP value and set that at 100%. Zone 4 is around 100%.

Then fill in the following chart:
...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-21-15, 10:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By mkadam68
Well, each race is its own individual event, but...

Well, each race is its own individual event, but average for a Cat-5 crit? Probably more in the 24.5--25mph range. Add another 1/2mph for each level up, to Pro/1-2's who maybe average 28+ for a crit....
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 08-20-15, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,126
Posted By mkadam68
Some do. Some don't. See Strava. Oh, and...

Some do. Some don't. See Strava.

Oh, and that "little computer under their saddle" was a GPS transponder, not a computer per se. It was an experiment (by UCI?) to overlay stats onscreen for...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-08-15, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By mkadam68
There ya go. You're not looking for a "soft...

There ya go.

You're not looking for a "soft chamois" whatever that even is. You're looking for a friction barrier.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-02-15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By mkadam68
I ride a 25mm set with 700x23 Michelin Pro3/4...

I ride a 25mm set with 700x23 Michelin Pro3/4 Race tires. Flats have become a thing of the past well, pinch flats). And even punctures are rare. I'm currently thinking my tires last longer than...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-15, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By mkadam68
Well this is one area you can improve on... ...

Well this is one area you can improve on...



Online power calculators are rarely (ever?) accurate. Don't compare anything with them.

Also, proper torque, as said.
Forum: Southern California 07-01-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By mkadam68
2015 Tour de France Live Video, Preview,...

2015 Tour de France Live Video, Preview, Startlist, Results, Photos, TV (http://www.steephill.tv/tour-de-france/#live)
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-24-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,286
Posted By mkadam68
This.

This.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-23-15, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By mkadam68
Don't know if they have what you need, but I use...

Don't know if they have what you need, but I use NovaTec in all my builds. about $100 each hub. I get them through Bob Dopolina (http://www.bdopcycling.com/), member here on BF.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-18-15, 10:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,278
Posted By mkadam68
This.

This.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-16-15, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By mkadam68
I'm afraid I do not know if they rent bikes, but...

I'm afraid I do not know if they rent bikes, but Mike is the best! Pedalers Fork (http://www.pedalersfork.com/bike). In fact, I think they're the only bike shop IN Calabasas. Outside of there,...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-15-15, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By mkadam68
Training. Strength training. Strength training on...

Training. Strength training. Strength training on the bike (for now). We're already at a disadvantage, so we have to train what we can: strength. Losing weight will come elsewhere.

Couple of...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-01-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,416
Posted By mkadam68
I didn't watch the video, but... ...

I didn't watch the video, but...



Don't overlap your front wheel
Know how to bump, elbows, shoulders, hips, handlebars WITHOUT PANICKING
No sudden movements, left, right, or backward
...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-31-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By mkadam68
We don't wear the spandex 'cause we think we look...

We don't wear the spandex 'cause we think we look good (quite the contrary!). They're functional.
Tight helps cut down on friction as legs rub back & forth,
stop constant flapping in wind,
chamois...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-30-15, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By mkadam68
I think the most important are... Bike fit...

I think the most important are...

Bike fit session, if you haven't already (make sure bike is set up to your body's measurements)

Good pair of bib shorts (buy in person at a shop first--you...
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