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12-15-11, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By IdleUp

Check out Stevens Canyon, I am a newbie on MTB...

Check out Stevens Canyon, I am a newbie on MTB too and was just there last week and had a blast.
09-25-11, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By IdleUp

We actually waited for more than 1 cycle of the...

We actually waited for more than 1 cycle of the light. Someone actually suggested that too to dismount and walk it as a pedestrian, however, we were not sure if we can get a ticket for jaywalking by...
09-25-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By IdleUp

Beating the Protective Left Turn

I had this posted on another section but should have posted this in here instead.

An interesting situation occurred yesterday on our ride. We were stopped at an intersection of a major expressway...
09-25-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By IdleUp

Beating the Protective Left Turn

Interesting situation occurred yesterday on our ride. We were stopped at an intersection of a major expressway as we positioned ourselves to turn left in the left turn lane. We were patiently waiting...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-11, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,074
Posted By IdleUp

slippery saddle surface

On certain cycling short material, my saddle tend to be slippery. My butt keeps on sliding backwards specially when pushing hard or going uphill.

Is there something I can do to the saddle? My...
07-26-11, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 986
Posted By IdleUp

Got my bike back today from LBS with new pair of...

Got my bike back today from LBS with new pair of front rings, 50/34 and will try it again. Going to give Sierra a shot this weekend with it.
07-24-11, 04:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 986
Posted By IdleUp

I was hoping to try Sierra yesterday with a front...

I was hoping to try Sierra yesterday with a front 36T to see if I can make it but did Montebello instead. I was able to survive with it all the way to the gate. I'm not sure how Montebello is...
07-20-11, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 986
Posted By IdleUp

If i remember correctly, I was at 36x22 most of...

If i remember correctly, I was at 36x22 most of the time on Hamilton. I guess the only way to find out is to try it with what I have.
07-20-11, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 986
Posted By IdleUp

Bay Area gearing

Coming from a triple and just bought my first compact double, it is currently setup for52/36 front and 11-28 at the back. I've done front side Hamilton with this setup but was thinking that it may...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-11, 09:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,892
Posted By IdleUp

Cornering Advise

As I began to like climbing, i'm finding myself descending more and more too. However, I'm not sure how to properly and safely navigate a corner with speed. I'm not talking about picking a line...
07-14-11, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,394
Posted By IdleUp

Is the trim feature on Apex shfiters dependent on...

Is the trim feature on Apex shfiters dependent on something else such as a compatible FD? I am asking because after the first click on the left shifter, I was expecting the FD to move a little bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-11, 11:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,211
Posted By IdleUp

What brand is that multi-tool? Will that work on...

What brand is that multi-tool? Will that work on 10-speed chain?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-11, 09:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,424
Posted By IdleUp

So I was able to find my LT today and it is at...

So I was able to find my LT today and it is at 160bpm. As my fitness improves, will this LT go up or down? Now I know my LT, how do I best use it and what should I aim for?

Thanks in advance for...
06-09-11, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By IdleUp

That is truly sad. A friend of mine gave me this...

That is truly sad. A friend of mine gave me this numbers which has all the emergency numbers of pretty much every city in the bay area. I have this numbers with me all the time when I ride or off...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-11, 10:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,424
Posted By IdleUp

I used to weigh at 190lbs before taking up...

I used to weigh at 190lbs before taking up cycling. Currenlty, I'm down to 170lbs. and hoping to get 5 more lbs off. I get drop easily as soon as it hits more than 5% grade where my speed dips to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-11, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,424
Posted By IdleUp

Would a trip to Mt. Hamilton better suited for...

Would a trip to Mt. Hamilton better suited for this since it is more consistent and long? If not any suggestions around here?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,424
Posted By IdleUp

This is so true around here. I was once riding up...

This is so true around here. I was once riding up Kings Mtn with some of my retired friends (i'm much younger than them), I was already struggling and here they are doing double-backs, circling...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-11, 06:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,424
Posted By IdleUp

Is this from the base of Sierra and Piedmont all...

Is this from the base of Sierra and Piedmont all the the way to top before you make the first left turn or shorter than that?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-11, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,424
Posted By IdleUp

Thanks. I do try to stand up even though my legs...

Thanks. I do try to stand up even though my legs were saying not to, especially on the steepest part where I couldn't turn over the cranks sitting down.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-11, 01:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,424
Posted By IdleUp

The climb is at Calaveras Rd, from Piedmont to...

The climb is at Calaveras Rd, from Piedmont to top of Sierra Rd. I do not have a power meter yet, and don't think i will have anytime soon. How can I estimate this using an HRM? It seems like I go...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-11, 01:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,424
Posted By IdleUp

Help on hill training

One of my goals this year was to be able to climb a little faster from what I used to. Currently, I can definitely climb, but usually at a snail pace. With this, I often get dropped on group/friend...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-11, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By IdleUp

would under-inflation make the tire feel like...

would under-inflation make the tire feel like sluggish?

I weigh at 175 lbs. and I usually inflate Contis UltraGatorskins only at 100psi. I did the same to the PR3's but just now noticed that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-11, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By IdleUp

Oh man. i'm not really liking this tires. Anyone...

Oh man. i'm not really liking this tires. Anyone interested in taking this off my hands? I'll cut you a good deal
05-28-11, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 390,786
Posted By IdleUp

Have a pair of Michelin Pro Race 3 700x23c in...

Have a pair of Michelin Pro Race 3 700x23c in dark blue with 20miles on them. Looking to trade for Conti Ultra Gatorskins in new or same condition.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By IdleUp

Thanks. Going to give it a try again tomorrow.

Thanks. Going to give it a try again tomorrow.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-11, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By IdleUp

Ah didn't know that. What I'm trying to say is...

Ah didn't know that. What I'm trying to say is that with the PR3's, I had to exert more effort to achieve the same speed but I don't have a meter to quantify that.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-11, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By IdleUp

Do grippy tires tend to roll slower?

I just recently replaced my pair of UltraGatorskins with Michelin PR3's because most people tend to describe them as fast tires. How come my experience with PR3 is the other way around? They do grip...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-11, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By IdleUp

How do you know now when you walk up to a bike...

How do you know now when you walk up to a bike store that those are fresh tires? I'm currently due for a replacement tire and was thinking of switching from UltraGators to ProRace 3
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-11, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By IdleUp

You actually hit the nail on the head on this...

You actually hit the nail on the head on this one. My cadence was low enough that I am mainly just pushing the pedal down instead of circles. I did incorporate high cadence drills on my ride and that...
05-15-11, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By IdleUp

Thanks J. Your strava route is almost exactly the...

Thanks J. Your strava route is almost exactly the same as the event route. I was hoping to not climb both hills at the same time until the day of the event but I like the go up Kings and go down to...
05-15-11, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By IdleUp

Route Suggestions - Kings Mtn and Tunitas Creek

Going to ride the 120km Silicon Valley Tour De Cure (http://main.diabetes.org/site/DocServer/120k_-_2011.pdf?docID=78767) and the route climbs both Kings Mtn from Woodside and Tunitas Creek from Hwy...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-11, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By IdleUp

Going back to basics of road bike riding

Do you always pull on the handlebar on each pedal stroke? I know that you pull to really lay down power into the pedals but I do find myself sometimes pushing on the handlebar to pedal rather than...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-11, 01:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,892
Posted By IdleUp

Does anyone not carry a chain tool anymore? Is it...

Does anyone not carry a chain tool anymore? Is it pretty much useless on the road?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-11, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 668
Posted By IdleUp

Weight Differences

I bought my first alumininum road bike last year and had already put in 1500 miles on it. It is a 2010 Trek 2.1. I absolutely liked every single part of it except for its weight. It tipped my scale...
04-21-11, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,103
Posted By IdleUp

I finally did it. I can't believe how easy it...

I finally did it. I can't believe how easy it was. I opted for a Dura-ace chain instead of the 105's I originally had and what a difference in shifting it made. The drivetrain is much quieter and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-11, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By IdleUp

Check this link if it helps...

Check this link if it helps http://www.bicycling.com/training-nutrition/training-fitness/perfect-pedal-stroke
04-08-11, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,103
Posted By IdleUp

Thanks Renton, that's exactly what I have. When I...

Thanks Renton, that's exactly what I have. When I was looking to buy a new Shimano chain, none of it came with the link. I thought that my LBS just added that but it looks like that's how it came...
04-07-11, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,103
Posted By IdleUp

Well, I just measured my chain and its 12 1/32...

Well, I just measured my chain and its 12 1/32 in. So I guess it's not time to replace yet. I have removed chain in the past but those are where you just push the pin out on one side and then you...
04-06-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,103
Posted By IdleUp

I just now noticed that one of the link of the...

I just now noticed that one of the link of the chain is different from the rest. It seems like it can be seperated by just sliding it to a notch. Do I need to buy a seperate tool for this? Do I need...
04-06-11, 04:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,103
Posted By IdleUp

Have not measured the chain yet, but I noticed...

Have not measured the chain yet, but I noticed that the rollers between the plates are moving freely and kinda loose. Is that how it's supposed to be? I've only got about 1200 miles on this chain.
04-06-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,103
Posted By IdleUp

Replacing chains, is it a DIY

I have a 2010 Trek 2.1 10-speed triple 105 components that needs the chain replaced. How easy are these to replace? Should I just let my bike shop do it? My problem is that there is a long wait time...
04-05-11, 09:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,368
Posted By IdleUp

Checkout Bikecal.com for some club rides at...

Checkout Bikecal.com for some club rides at different level. Most clubs do take guest riders if you're not a member.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-11, 08:39 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 136,607
Posted By IdleUp

Please post pics when you get your wheels. I have...

Please post pics when you get your wheels. I have the same bike as yours and would love to see how it looks on a black and blue.

By the way, I weighed the SSR wheels just now with regular...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-11, 08:44 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,100
Posted By IdleUp

Left side only, and I'm right handed.

Left side only, and I'm right handed.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-11, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By IdleUp

Whoa! I've got a new recruit. Tried this one...

Whoa! I've got a new recruit. Tried this one today. I flipped my stem last night which puts my handlebar lower than my saddle and evidently, made me lean more just a little forward. Went up the hill...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-11, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By IdleUp

Clipless, Yes.. Fit, a little more to get better....

Clipless, Yes.. Fit, a little more to get better. Still need a few pounds to shed.


I do climb a bunch of hills and hence my question. Everytime I go climb, it feels like my quads are the only...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-11, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By IdleUp

Glutes muscles

How does one engage their Glutes for power when riding? From what I've read, the glutes in conjunction with the quads needs to be used for more power.

I have only been riding for about 6 months...
11-22-10, 10:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,496
Posted By IdleUp

Anyone have info for this years route if it's the...

Anyone have info for this years route if it's the same as last years?
10-30-10, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 273,098
Posted By IdleUp

yes millron, nice photos. What camera are you...

yes millron, nice photos. What camera are you using? I really like the solo Webcor in green shot. You really captured the motion.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-10, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 850
Posted By IdleUp

My experience is that if it's mounted on the...

My experience is that if it's mounted on the stem, Yes, there are angles that is harder to read. Add to that if you have more data added on a single page. The fonts tend to be small for my eyes. (I'm...
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