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08-11-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,685
Posted By einstruzende

Rode 4 times last week (ending today), hitting...

Rode 4 times last week (ending today), hitting the goals that I set for myself:
Aug 5 - 27.5 km
Aug 7 - 27.5 km
Aug 9 - 27.5 km
Aug 11 - 29.0 km (plus hills)
Total: 111.5 km (about 70 miles)
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08-05-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 18,048
Posted By einstruzende

Those are the very roads I've ridden on for...

Those are the very roads I've ridden on for thousands of miles over the last 16 years or so. In fact if your brother ever participated in group rides from about 2003 to 2010, then I have assuredly...
08-01-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 18,048
Posted By einstruzende

There's no way in hell I'm riding on bike paths! ...

There's no way in hell I'm riding on bike paths! What I love(d) about cycling was the exploration, the speed, the remoteness of country roads. And yes, we are all going to die, and it's not...
08-01-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 18,048
Posted By einstruzende

Tell me why I shouldn't be scared of dying on the road ...

I was a pretty serious cyclist from 2003 through 2010, and ended up switching to running for years. Trying to go back to cycling, but I find I am now convinced I'm going to be hit by a car and...
07-31-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,601
Posted By einstruzende

Good job. I just started cycling again after...

Good job.

I just started cycling again after a lengthy period away from the sport, and as such I did two rides this month.
7/28 - 27.3km
7/31 - 27.3km
Total: 54.6km, or about 34 miles.

Going...
07-31-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,685
Posted By einstruzende

Well I only managed 54km (34 miles) last month,...

Well I only managed 54km (34 miles) last month, though my first ride was the 28th and second ride was tonight. I think I can do 400km in August (near 250 miles). Yes, I hate the heat by the way, and...
07-26-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,537
Posted By einstruzende

Hard to say. Back in 2004 I had a CAAD7...

Hard to say. Back in 2004 I had a CAAD7 Canondale and it worked well for me, but at the time I was in the 250 range. What disturbs me is that I knocked the bike over, and the top tube hit a door...
07-24-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,961
Posted By einstruzende

I went with Zipp 808 rear and 404 front, I...

I went with Zipp 808 rear and 404 front, I believe they are rated for 265 pounds, and once you're in shape, they're still the wheels you'll likely want!
07-22-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By einstruzende

There is something magical about riding in a pace...

There is something magical about riding in a pace line, you will fine strength you never knew you had! The fear of holding people back or getting dropped will breath new life into your legs, and...
07-22-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,735
Posted By einstruzende

In my case I have to admit that vanity plays a...

In my case I have to admit that vanity plays a big part. How can I put a steep stem on this? :) Of course I know for the sake of comfort I must do so! Funny how the mind finds any excuse to avoid...
07-22-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,735
Posted By einstruzende

Over 2008/2009, I weighed myself every single...

Over 2008/2009, I weighed myself every single day. Once I got rolling it was a great way to keep me in check. Bouron is proving to be a problem. I didn't start drinking alcohol until I was 40, back...
07-20-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,735
Posted By einstruzende

I have some low hanging fruit in my diet, namely...

I have some low hanging fruit in my diet, namely way too much bourbon and high carb dinners like pizza. I don't want to go "keto" but I will go lower carb, cutting out all high carb meals and sadly,...
07-20-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,735
Posted By einstruzende

Well there is some truth to all of that in my...

Well there is some truth to all of that in my case! That said, running in many ways is more enjoyable for me, but cycling has appeal too.
07-13-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,601
Posted By einstruzende

I'm at zero miles for July, and in fact have only...

I'm at zero miles for July, and in fact have only ridden 6 times this year (I quit riding in 2010). I can't even ride until the 17th because I'm going out of town in the morning for three days....
07-13-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,735
Posted By einstruzende

Be glad you're not me!

April 7, 2008, I weighed 284.6 pounds, and couldn't keep up with the slowest group in our cycling club. I decided that day after getting dropped like 3 miles in that I would either get in shape or...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-05, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By einstruzende

Tiagra shifts the way 105, Ultegra, and Dura Ace...

Tiagra shifts the way 105, Ultegra, and Dura Ace does.

I think the Tiagra definitley feels better than the sora.

I actually have a set of Tiagra shifters you can have if you want them. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-05, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By einstruzende

I started riding last year, which is about 20...

I started riding last year, which is about 20 years after I quit racing BMX. My first ride ever was 12.5 miles, and I thought I was going to die. I kept at it though.

This year I don't ride as...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-05, 11:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,612
Posted By einstruzende

Well, not to tarnish Cipo (who was awesome), I...

Well, not to tarnish Cipo (who was awesome), I suspect there is more to the story.

The simple fact would probably show that he didn't have the endurance to put out the wattage needed for 1 hour. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-05, 02:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,047
Posted By einstruzende

You should be ashamed. You have the last two...

You should be ashamed. You have the last two wrong :)

Record - Enzo
Chorus - F50
Centaur - F40
Veloce - Barchetta
Mirage - Modena

Now for some content:
I have several bikes, all with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-05, 01:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,487
Posted By einstruzende

I'll see your No and raise you a "Not even...

I'll see your No and raise you a "Not even close."
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-05, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By einstruzende

I have a bit of a range. Between 5 and 6 hours. ...

I have a bit of a range. Between 5 and 6 hours. I do 50 mile rides all the time in 2:20 or so. I doubt I could keep that pace for a whole 100, so I allow for the extra 20 minutes for the final 50....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-05, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By einstruzende

I was there. Weather was much nicer this year...

I was there. Weather was much nicer this year than last. I actually did the Sunday ride twice. Once on Friday when I got there, and then again on Sunday. I got back to the camp each day at 11:00...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-05, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By einstruzende

Passo Dello Stelvio Passo Del Mortirolo

Passo Dello Stelvio
Passo Del Mortirolo
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-05, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,181
Posted By einstruzende

I clean it in the sink, and then stick a big...

I clean it in the sink, and then stick a big towel in the helmet and snap the strap closed. It will be dry within a couple of hours.

Blow drying sounds like a good idea too, i'd be worried about...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-05, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By einstruzende

I'll be there. Can't miss me. 230 pounds and...

I'll be there. Can't miss me. 230 pounds and riding a Colnago Master Light (blue/white) with full Record.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-05, 07:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,146
Posted By einstruzende

I like the stem. What kind is it? I'd like to...

I like the stem. What kind is it? I'd like to see the bars and wheels be silver so they match the rest of the components.

Nice looking ride for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-05, 05:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,993
Posted By einstruzende

Here in Ohio the "toughest" hill is only 0.5...

Here in Ohio the "toughest" hill is only 0.5 miles at 13% average grade.

Now i'm a big guy. Two hundred and thirty pounds big. I ride up that silly thing with a 53/39 and 12-26 cassette. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-05, 04:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,145
Posted By einstruzende

As an addenum, I rode with the 20D probably 10-12...

As an addenum, I rode with the 20D probably 10-12 times this year, however it got to be a burden. I just ordered a Canon SD550 to replace it on rides (roughly the size of an iPod mini).
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-05, 03:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,145
Posted By einstruzende

Yea, been there, done that. I often ride with a...

Yea, been there, done that. I often ride with a Canon 20D. No tripods though. I use a handlebar bag to stick it in.

I've also taken pictures while riding. Bit scary, but hey, gotta do what you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-05, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By einstruzende

I think generally the fluid trainers are of...

I think generally the fluid trainers are of higher quality and are quieter. I prefer rollers above trainers though.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-05, 07:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,041
Posted By einstruzende

Still not that big of a deal. Take a couple...

Still not that big of a deal. Take a couple (bars/bags) of food items with you. My average ride for this year is up to 43.5 miles, and for that distance I never stop, nor do I have to eat anything....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-05, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By einstruzende

I have used both. I currently use nothing. ...

I have used both. I currently use nothing.

However, back before I got a saddle that was comfortable, I needed to have some sort of lotion. I preferred the Chamois Butt'r only because the Assos...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-05, 06:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 844
Posted By einstruzende

Nice. My wife and I are planning on going to...

Nice. My wife and I are planning on going to France for a month next summer. I plan to ride as many of the big mountains as I can. I'll probably go the month of June though. Don't really want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-05, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By einstruzende

Lucky, but I think it's pretty common occurence. ...

Lucky, but I think it's pretty common occurence. I've had it happen several times to me, and i've yet to hit the ground. Guess i'm lucky too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-05, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By einstruzende

You do realize you can do a quarter or half turn...

You do realize you can do a quarter or half turn of the "bolt" in the nose of the saddle to retension the leather, right?

Anyway, I got one at the beginning of this season, and it was love at...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-05, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By einstruzende

It's out of stock. Someone must have taken a...

It's out of stock. Someone must have taken a fancy to it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-05, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 647
Posted By einstruzende

Uh, duuh.

Uh, duuh.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-05, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,041
Posted By einstruzende

And I call "full of it" on you Keith. I have a...

And I call "full of it" on you Keith. I have a friend that rides one weekend a year. That weekend is TOSRV, and it's 104 miles each day.

It takes him all friggen day to do it, however he does...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-05, 07:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,295
Posted By einstruzende

I'd have to go with the majority here. I can...

I'd have to go with the majority here. I can ride a century anytime, anywhere. However running 26.2 miles is tough as hell, even if you train for it. I guess you could start comparing after a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-05, 07:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,295
Posted By einstruzende

I'd have to go with the majority here. I can...

I'd have to go with the majority here. I can ride a century anytime, anywhere. However running 26.2 miles is tough as hell, even if you train for it. I guess you could start comparing after a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-05, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By einstruzende

That's cool. Here in Ohio, we have no such way...

That's cool. Here in Ohio, we have no such way to try something like that. The biggest hill I know of (elevation gain wise) is only ~300 ft vertical gain. It averages 13% though, so there is no...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-05, 06:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,335
Posted By einstruzende

I wouldn't quite call it a beater, however the...

I wouldn't quite call it a beater, however the bike I ride in the rain and during winter is a 2003 Specialized Allez Elite, with a mix of 105 and Ultegra 9 speed parts.

I keep looking on ebay for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-05, 07:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 742
Posted By einstruzende

I'll be there. I did the ride last year (damn...

I'll be there. I did the ride last year (damn was it cold on Saturday).

That elevation profile is very very misleading. This is actually a really easy ride. The last hill is easy too.

I did...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-05, 06:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,829
Posted By einstruzende

I continued my trend of riding roughly 1/3rd the...

I continued my trend of riding roughly 1/3rd the available days for the month.

I had 451 miles on 10 rides for September. That puts me a bit shy of 4000 for the year. We had a beautiful weekend...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-05, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By einstruzende

I lost 30 lbs last year by riding only. When I...

I lost 30 lbs last year by riding only. When I slowed down for winter, the weight started coming back (because I still hadn't addressed the diet).

Lesson learned. Change the diet as well as ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-05, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By einstruzende

Gee I feel guilty now. 78F, calm wind, beautiful...

Gee I feel guilty now. 78F, calm wind, beautiful blue skies. And I didn't get on the bike at all this weekend.

I am so ashamed!

It has been my experience that anything less than 60F or so...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-05, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 929
Posted By einstruzende

I'm curious about something. You are into...

I'm curious about something.

You are into mountain biking, which as far as I know Campy does not make components for. So how could the Orbea coming with Campy seal the deal?

Personally, things...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-05, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By einstruzende

I have a Cycleops2 Fluid Trainer, and it sucks. ...

I have a Cycleops2 Fluid Trainer, and it sucks. Too expensive, not very smooth. Ate tires like there is no tomorrow.

I gotta think any other fluid trainer would be better.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-05, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By einstruzende

There will be a point when you will no longer...

There will be a point when you will no longer think twice about a metric. Then will come the time when you will just do them without stopping. :D

Rides like the one you just did are invaluable to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-05, 03:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,406
Posted By einstruzende

I have a white CF seat post. Looks nice. I...

I have a white CF seat post. Looks nice. I always thought that it was just different colored weave. I'd be surprised if it was any heavier than a black CF weave.
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