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Forum: Mountain - Plains 02-19-16, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Crack Monkey
The 6000ft wasn't lookout mountain - it was...

The 6000ft wasn't lookout mountain - it was looping around Golden Gate Canyon State Park (68 miles, 6600 ft).

Lookout Mountain looks more like 3000ft?

Bike paths are fine, as long as they lead...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 02-19-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Crack Monkey
Thanks! Yeah, the 18 prelude on the MUP does cut...

Thanks! Yeah, the 18 prelude on the MUP does cut into the meat of the ride, but it saves me renting a car, or moving hotels before/after the convention, so I think I'll just suck it up.
Forum: Mountain - Plains 02-18-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Crack Monkey
Denver cycling (from downtown/CBD)?

Hi,

I'll be visiting Denver in mid-April for a few days on business (near Convention Center).

Hoping to get in some cycling, probably will bring my cyclocross bike.

Form downtown, what are...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-09-14, 02:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,812
Posted By Crack Monkey
Yup, just lost a weekend's worth of training camp...

Yup, just lost a weekend's worth of training camp data. Actually, it lost everything from after Thanksgiving (weird, why did it lose everything after 11/30) - but I had uploaded everything up to the...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 01-09-13, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,383
Posted By Crack Monkey
Track sprinter (Chris Hoy)? Or pro peleton...

Track sprinter (Chris Hoy)? Or pro peleton sprinter (Cavendish)?

Yeah, the track guys tend to be bigger. But, for the most part, they aren't giants. Chris Hoy is 6'1" and 200lbs. Grégory Baugé...
Forum: Commuting 12-22-12, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,947
Posted By Crack Monkey
Got her built today. Decided to give her to my...

Got her built today. Decided to give her to my wife a few days early, as some friends had a "cruise around the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights" bike party.

Current specs:
Nitto B302AA...
Forum: Commuting 12-07-12, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,947
Posted By Crack Monkey
Nice! I'll be doing a similar build, but...

Nice! I'll be doing a similar build, but sticking with 700C wheels and a derailleur, mostly for compatibility with our other bikes.

How did the length of the 50cm work out for your wife? I...
Forum: Commuting 12-07-12, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,947
Posted By Crack Monkey
Nitto Albatross or ???

Hey All,

I'm in the process of building a Soma Buena Vista for my wife. It will be used as an all-around bike... commuter, bar-hopper, farmer's market runs, etc. She's looking for something more...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 10-17-12, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By Crack Monkey
The only "problem" with this is if you happen to...

The only "problem" with this is if you happen to pull the brake lever with no disc in the caliper. The caliper closes up, the pads are jammed against each other, and it's now a pain to re-mount the...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 07-31-12, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,300
Posted By Crack Monkey
Is she planning to race it, or is this just for...

Is she planning to race it, or is this just for transport/recreation?

For transport/recreation, any of the major brands should have an offering somewhere in the $800-$1300 range. Trek,...
Forum: Cyclocross Racing 10-31-11, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,795
Posted By Crack Monkey
That sounds reasonable (2 wins gets an auto...

That sounds reasonable (2 wins gets an auto upgrade).
Forum: Training & Nutrition 11-02-10, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,217
Posted By Crack Monkey
And that's to reach some sort of "peak" fitness. ...

And that's to reach some sort of "peak" fitness. You will get faster and/or fitter over shorter periods of time. So, don't worry about it. It's not like you have to work for years without any...
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-26-10, 11:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,156
Posted By Crack Monkey
Look like bull terriers to me. Spuds McKenzie...

Look like bull terriers to me. Spuds McKenzie and the Target dog are popular examples.
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-26-10, 11:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,156
Posted By Crack Monkey
It all depends on where you live/ride. Many...

It all depends on where you live/ride.

Many of my local trails have lots of traffic (foot, horse, bike) and are in suburban areas (subdivisions visible from trail). I wouldn't take a dog riding...
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-19-10, 10:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,075
Posted By Crack Monkey
Lame roadie. Usually wearing pro-kit, on a $5000...

Lame roadie. Usually wearing pro-kit, on a $5000 frame, and getting beat by the 60 year old hippie on a cruiser.



Falling on dirt at 10-20mph hurts less than falling on pavement at 30+mph. ...
Forum: Triathlon 10-19-10, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,851
Posted By Crack Monkey
Most aero-bars can be cut down (and should be, as...

Most aero-bars can be cut down (and should be, as they're delivered long enough for tall people).

So, if you want to retain a normal roadie seat position, and just want an extra position, most...
Forum: Triathlon 10-06-10, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By Crack Monkey
Many events will have the swim area open for...

Many events will have the swim area open for warm-ups. If you're in a late wave that might not work too well.

Otherwise, just a quick jog and stretch.

That said, I never seem to warm-up as...
Forum: Triathlon 10-06-10, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By Crack Monkey
Day before, I just try to eat healthy stuff that...

Day before, I just try to eat healthy stuff that won't sit in my gut and won't cause me to lose sleep (no alcohol and nothing that causes indigestion). And lots of water.

Morning of, a bowl of...
Forum: Triathlon 10-05-10, 08:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 35,821
Posted By Crack Monkey
If it's a floating start, you'll pass the chip...

If it's a floating start, you'll pass the chip reader as you enter the water, but the timing will queue up, and then begin for the entire wave on the gun. I haven't done one with a running start...
Forum: Triathlon 10-05-10, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By Crack Monkey
You're already doing it right. Start to the side...

You're already doing it right. Start to the side or back of the pack to avoid the scrum, pace yourself, and don't follow the person in front of you (they might be going the wrong way). Practice...
Forum: Triathlon 10-05-10, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By Crack Monkey
1. Bike, helmet, shoes, glasses. Water is on the...

1. Bike, helmet, shoes, glasses. Water is on the bike. Sprint distance = no need to food (maybe a Gu taped to top-tube or in jersey pocket). Stack the stuff in the order you will put it on.
...
Forum: Cyclocross Racing 10-01-10, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By Crack Monkey
Mike - the really rooty bits are in slower...

Mike - the really rooty bits are in slower sections, so I wouldn't add extra air for them.

Not sure how much rain they got. Looks cool and overcast today and tomorrow, so might still be wet. And...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 09-29-10, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By Crack Monkey
Some people prefer to do structured intervals on...

Some people prefer to do structured intervals on the indoor trainer for this reason.

But, outside, you just have to do the best you can. You just have to find some road/trail/whatever that works...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 09-29-10, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By Crack Monkey
Perhaps you don't need any more sleep? If you...

Perhaps you don't need any more sleep? If you get up at 5am...
- do feel tired throughout the day?
- does your riding suffer?
- are you getting frequent colds or other minor bugs?

I've found...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-29-10, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By Crack Monkey
You didn't mention what use the bike will see -...

You didn't mention what use the bike will see - just commuting, or are you planning to start group rides, or racing, or something else?

If you just want a faster commute, add a reasonably light...
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