Go Back  Bike Forums > The Racer's Forum > "The 33"-Road Bike Racing
Reload this Page >

Picture of me suffering (imminent quads failure).

"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

Picture of me suffering (imminent quads failure).

Reply

Old 06-22-04, 03:07 PM
  #1  
R600DuraAce
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: NYC
Posts: 915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Picture of me suffering (imminent quads failure).

http://www.printroom.com/ViewGallery...0&image_id=118

The picture of me at the finish from this past Sunday's CT Housatonic Hill race. 57 miles. I have no idea what I placed yet. Yes, I was in pain, literally
R600DuraAce is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-04, 06:07 PM
  #2  
TXCiclista 
Senior Member
 
TXCiclista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 1,410

Bikes: Ridley Fenix SL

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Picture link isn't showing the image...
__________________
TXCiclista is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-04, 07:28 PM
  #3  
R600DuraAce
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: NYC
Posts: 915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by CarlJStoneham
Picture link isn't showing the image...

Sorry. Try this now:

http://WWW.printroom.com/ViewGallery...0&image_id=118
R600DuraAce is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-04, 09:01 PM
  #4  
TXCiclista 
Senior Member
 
TXCiclista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 1,410

Bikes: Ridley Fenix SL

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Still no
__________________
TXCiclista is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-04, 09:14 PM
  #5  
brent_dube
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,296
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It is working for me.

You still kept a good upright position. If I was in those shoes, I probably would have been a bit more hunched over.
Looked like a pretty good effort there.
brent_dube is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-04, 09:15 PM
  #6  
R600DuraAce
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: NYC
Posts: 915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by CarlJStoneham
Still no
I think the URL is too long. Just type in "www." in the front.

printroom.com/ViewGalleryPhoto.asp?shopperid=9SNK8PBCVPSL9HJSFFN0V1J3V8500439&userid=mgy44&gallery_id=74000&image_ id=118
R600DuraAce is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-04, 12:15 AM
  #7  
Gustaf
Senior Member
 
Gustaf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Seattle
Posts: 539
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by R600DuraAce
http://www.printroom.com/ViewGallery...0&image_id=118

The picture of me at the finish from this past Sunday's CT Housatonic Hill race. 57 miles. I have no idea what I placed yet. Yes, I was in pain, literally
Lol, very very nice R600DuraAce.
Its Gustaf from [H]
Gustaf is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-04, 12:34 AM
  #8  
Smoothie104
Elitist Jackass
 
Smoothie104's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Georgia
Posts: 3,263

Bikes: Cannondale 2.8, Specialized S-works E5 road, GT Talera

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)



copyright schmopyright
Smoothie104 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-04, 12:37 AM
  #9  
J-McKech
What?
 
J-McKech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: N. Tx
Posts: 1,650

Bikes: Bianchi Brava(retired), Surly Instigator(retired)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I think I'm gunna order the frige magnet!
J-McKech is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-04, 02:53 AM
  #10  
catatonic
Chairman of the Bored
 
catatonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 5,825

Bikes: 2004 Raleigh Talus, 2001 Motobecane Vent Noir (Custom build for heavy riders)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Gustaf
Lol, very very nice R600DuraAce.
Its Gustaf from [H]

How goes it man? This is Mustang_Steve from [H].
catatonic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-04, 05:42 AM
  #11  
slvoid
2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM
 
slvoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 15,762

Bikes: 04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Quads failure, that sounds painful... is that kind of like splints for joggers where the muscle detatches?
slvoid is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-04, 05:47 AM
  #12  
R600DuraAce
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: NYC
Posts: 915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hehehe....a lot of Hard folks here. I placed 61 out of 125 riders. The result didn't tell me how many actually finished the race. I was racing with the cat4.



Originally Posted by catatonic
How goes it man? This is Mustang_Steve from [H].
R600DuraAce is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-04, 05:50 AM
  #13  
R600DuraAce
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: NYC
Posts: 915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Like muscle cramping except that I was well hydrated (one bottle of Extran and one bottle of water). Thank goodness my leg muscle didn't seize and contract so that I could still finish the last 2 miles climb.

Originally Posted by slvoid
Quads failure, that sounds painful... is that kind of like splints for joggers where the muscle detatches?
R600DuraAce is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-04, 07:43 AM
  #14  
slvoid
2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM
 
slvoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 15,762

Bikes: 04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Are you going to be ok or does it mean that it literally failed and can't contract and expand as well as it did before?
slvoid is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-04, 08:36 AM
  #15  
Smoothie104
Elitist Jackass
 
Smoothie104's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Georgia
Posts: 3,263

Bikes: Cannondale 2.8, Specialized S-works E5 road, GT Talera

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by R600DuraAce
Like muscle cramping except that I was well hydrated (one bottle of Extran and one bottle of water). Thank goodness my leg muscle didn't seize and contract so that I could still finish the last 2 miles climb.

Endurance athelets such as our selves, should be drinking between 500-750ml per hour of exercise, assuming you are properly hydrated from the beginning.

I imagine this was a 3 hour race no? Sound like you may have been de-hydrated after all.

Our last training ride was 60 miles in 90 degrees plus, I went through 6 bottles during the ride, and drank about 2 liters aftewards, and was still dry as a bone, but im 210 and sweat a LOT.
Smoothie104 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-04, 10:57 AM
  #16  
Gustaf
Senior Member
 
Gustaf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Seattle
Posts: 539
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by catatonic
How goes it man? This is Mustang_Steve from [H].
Hey cool, I didnt know there were multiple people on the hardforum who were interested in cycling.
Gustaf is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-04, 04:00 PM
  #17  
R600DuraAce
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: NYC
Posts: 915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nowadays I care less and spend little or no money on computer hardware anymore. All my funds and time are on cycling and racing. This is VictorChan from Hardocp.

Originally Posted by Gustaf
Hey cool, I didnt know there were multiple people on the hardforum who were interested in cycling.
R600DuraAce is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-04, 04:02 PM
  #18  
R600DuraAce
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: NYC
Posts: 915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not exactly feasible to drink 6 bottles of water in a race. I did hydrate well before the race because I constantly had to go to pee. Fortunately the weather was cool. In a race like this one you just have to tough it out.
R600DuraAce is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-04, 05:01 PM
  #19  
orguasch
riding a Pinarello Prince
 
orguasch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Downtown Toronto,Canada
Posts: 2,409

Bikes: Pinarello, Prince and an FP5

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I hope you okay now,
__________________
"Racso", the well oiled machine;)
orguasch is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-04, 05:10 PM
  #20  
R600DuraAce
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: NYC
Posts: 915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks. I am OK. Just muscle fatigue and aches. Just not used to climbing a mile long 13% grade climb twice with my 39x23.

Originally Posted by orguasch
I hope you okay now,
R600DuraAce is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-04, 09:55 PM
  #21  
catatonic
Chairman of the Bored
 
catatonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 5,825

Bikes: 2004 Raleigh Talus, 2001 Motobecane Vent Noir (Custom build for heavy riders)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Gustaf
Hey cool, I didnt know there were multiple people on the hardforum who were interested in cycling.

Yep, given I'm not a racer or anything, but I enjoy what little I can pull off on my bike.

Computer-wise...I really need to buy a bandsaw and move into a place with a garage.....case-modding is really starting to get addictive.
catatonic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-04, 12:34 AM
  #22  
Gustaf
Senior Member
 
Gustaf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Seattle
Posts: 539
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by R600DuraAce
Nowadays I care less and spend little or no money on computer hardware anymore. All my funds and time are on cycling and racing. This is VictorChan from Hardocp.
Yes, I recall hearing on another forum that you go by jan04 or something like that, as well as R600DuraAce. I havent read up on computer hardware for 2 years, I just put together my mom a system and had to spend a long while researching all the absurd chipsets and DDR specifications.

As for cycling, its been slowly eating away at my bank account, and as a fulltime student its getting a bit tough. but now that I have my new bike all up and running it should cut back on the spending a bit
Gustaf is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-04, 01:00 PM
  #23  
ultimate
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
quads failure huh ? if they are under warrenty send them back and demand a new pair

from the picture it doesnt look like you have raised a sweat - are u sure you were trying ? ;-)
ultimate is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-04, 03:33 PM
  #24  
Smoothie104
Elitist Jackass
 
Smoothie104's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Georgia
Posts: 3,263

Bikes: Cannondale 2.8, Specialized S-works E5 road, GT Talera

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by R600DuraAce
Not exactly feasible to drink 6 bottles of water in a race. I did hydrate well before the race because I constantly had to go to pee. Fortunately the weather was cool. In a race like this one you just have to tough it out.
You can carry 2 on the frame, and 1 or 2 more in your jersey. I've got a 68 mile roadrace this sunday. I'm dreading it, thankfully it will be flat, but it is going to be 92 degrees. UGH.

Everyone is different for sure. I know that on a long day, I may not be able to absorb fluids at the rate im losing them.

I am a firm believer in hydration and performance. Earlier in the Season, I was racing well, usually until there was about 15 minutes, to go, and it wasn't that the pace picked up, I was just totally dry.

I spent a good hour or so, riding around town, watching the Tour of Georgia depart, then went and warmed up etc. Didn' drink enough, and despite launching attacks on the hill the last couple of laps, when there was 1 to go, I couldn't get up and go at all. Afterwards I drank more then a gallon of water before we got back to the hotel, and I still couldnt pee.

A couple of weeks ago, we had a combined mens 4/5 circuit race, with 48 racers. It was 99 degrees and extrememly humid, I started drinking fluids the night before, all the next morning, and I actually had to take a leak twice while warming up on the course. To make a long story short, I attacked with 2 laps to go (4.6 miles), some other guy came across, and the two of us made the break stick, sort of. He was caught by the field on the finishing straight and finished 13th, but I was able to wind it up to 32 plus for the last 500 yards or so and held off for the win. (and $100.00)! Had i not been properly hydrated, I would have never even gotten away.
Smoothie104 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-04, 03:46 PM
  #25  
kerank
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: TN
Posts: 172

Bikes: Specialized Allez Elite, Bianchi Virata

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm planning on trading in for a pair of quads like these...

kerank is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service