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Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-26-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By jesnow
Even at nationals, amateur teams are always 4....

Even at nationals, amateur teams are always 4. Time is taken on #3 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) through the finish.

We tried what you suggest. You have to...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-26-15, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By jesnow
TTT turnaround strategy

This post is *only* about team time trials and *only* about the turnaround, please post *only* if you have direct in-race experience with this discipline.

In a TTT, the turnaround is pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-15, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By jesnow
Hammered=Exhausted, not drunk. I'm a pretty light...

Hammered=Exhausted, not drunk. I'm a pretty light drinker, most of the time. Here I am another year later, and the Monday night syndrome is a constant, among other things that rob my sleep like...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-22-15, 08:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 564
Posted By jesnow
Garmin Edge 500 Rebuild

During the Fayetteville, TX stage race (M50+) I noticed on the first stage (RR) that my Garmin was full of water. It might have had something to do with the rain storm we were racing in, and the hard...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-28-14, 12:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By jesnow
Here I am in the middle of a rest night 2 years...

Here I am in the middle of a rest night 2 years later. I've raced about 30 times at the regional and state level since that last post, trained about 20,000 miles, all with modest results. But I love...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-27-14, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By jesnow
A stronger acid solution (~1 cup concentrated...

A stronger acid solution (~1 cup concentrated muriatic in about 1/2 gal water) did the trick and dissolved the nasty stuff, revealing the deeply pitted (but now very clean) aluminum below. I could...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-26-14, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By jesnow
Gibbsite! Of course. Soluble in acids and bases,...

Gibbsite! Of course. Soluble in acids and bases, just maybe not immediately. I'll mix up some stronger HCl and have at it. The density of gibbsite is very low, and so even a lot of it doesn't mean...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-26-14, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By jesnow
Sweatstone incrustation on handlebars

I ride a lot in hot weather (10K mi in Houston last year), and my handlebars suffer, because the sweat congeals to a hard white rock-like substance underneath the bar tape. Mostly, it's just powdery...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-01-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 675
Posted By jesnow
DIY bib shorts repair

OK, you ride a ton and it's tough on your gear. Bib shorts, which easily top $150 each are a particular hassle, since they wear out so fast and are so expensive. Mine seem to wear out on the thigh,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-05-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By jesnow
DA 7900 shift lever won't shift up

After about 3 years of (heavy) use, I'm having some serious issues with my
Shimano Dura Ace 7900 setup. The mechs front and rear are working correctly,
clean and lubed, the cables run easily,...
Forum: Asia 05-12-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,415
Posted By jesnow
BulkyRider-san Konnichi-wa ... I would...

BulkyRider-san Konnichi-wa ...

I would exactly like to find a Sohoku High School team kit, as shown in
Yowamushi-pedaru. If you can help me I would appreciate it very much.

Yowamushi...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-25-12, 05:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,486
Posted By jesnow
I was on my way from Bloomington IN to Washington...

I was on my way from Bloomington IN to Washington DC (yes, it was a long ride) and when approaching the outskirts of Williamsburg VA (I didn't go direct) on a very deserted stretch or road stopped to...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-09-12, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By jesnow
Ca va! I learned it in the middle of a cycling...

Ca va! I learned it in the middle of a cycling club, that helps. They do a lot more joking and kidding than the brits, and are more tuned in to what people are saying in private behind the scenes. On...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-09-12, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 660
Posted By jesnow
I ride ~300K/week, and can vouch for the padded...

I ride ~300K/week, and can vouch for the padded shorts. Don't skimp on these. Even if you find yourself laying out some money. My most comfy pair cost $350 from Assos and was worth it. that's not...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-08-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 660
Posted By jesnow
Hi SSTX, welcome back! Since nobody's done it,...

Hi SSTX, welcome back! Since nobody's done it, let me suggest riding with a group. They will be a great source of help, encouragement, camaraderie, and advice, as you become fitter. Find a nice...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-06-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By jesnow
I didn't ask for my money back, because frankly,...

I didn't ask for my money back, because frankly, a crappy video is better than none, and the illicit euro rebroadcasts are quite iffy. I would pay twice that to see it HD on France 2 streaming!
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-06-12, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By jesnow
NBC tour de france 2012 coverage and linux -- poor performance

The last couple of years we linux people have been able to watch the Tour on Versus and now on NBC sports.

Unfortunately, NBC has moved to using the Microsoft silverlight framework to stream the...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-23-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By jesnow
It does seem to get better once I've built a...

It does seem to get better once I've built a decent base and my RHR is down. I had it mildly friday night after a brutal killer group ride thursday evening, so maybe things are looking up.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-23-12, 04:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,522
Posted By jesnow
I like Myosmith's answer: Preparation,...

I like Myosmith's answer: Preparation, acclimation. I ride 20 miles to work and back in Houston (not every day), and also ride the infamous Paperclip 25mph+ group ride/road race in 100+ heat with...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-22-12, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By jesnow
OP here: I tend to agree with rbart4506 -- I have...

OP here: I tend to agree with rbart4506 -- I have *also* overtrained from time to time, and the symptoms there are different. Especially the refusal of my heart rate to go down over many days, the...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-21-12, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By jesnow
An ordinary recovery ride doesn't do anything....

An ordinary recovery ride doesn't do anything. Anyway, I'm usually too hammered on Monday to get near a bike.

From the underwhelming number of "this happens to me too!" posts, it sounds like I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-20-12, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By jesnow
Rest Day Insomnia

I also call this "Monday Night Syndrome":

Go hard all weekend, get in some good training, or race. Then Monday night you have trouble sleeping. I'm an insomniac anyway, but this is a different...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-17-12, 04:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,256
Posted By jesnow
Chain Lube

Clean the chain on the bike with Brakleen parts degreaser. Yes this is death to the environment and Bad For You. It's mostly TCE, which if you don't know what that is you don't want to know. On the...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-11-12, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 795
Posted By jesnow
VVS? Naw, it's just a 50 degree roll.

VVS? Naw, it's just a 50 degree roll.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-11-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 795
Posted By jesnow
Enough suspense, here's the video: ...

Enough suspense, here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhPjqHhE9_Y
12kts, fair weather, oriented fore-aft. Hellishly difficult. I'm sure it's been accomplished before, but I'll bet...
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