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01-29-17, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,044
Posted By ColaJacket

A few interesting things about the segment. ...

A few interesting things about the segment.

1. The Hungarian guy didn't say outright, but seem to intimate that the mechanical doping in 1998 was for the USPS team.
2. They showed Greg Lemond a...
08-11-16, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By ColaJacket

How to help numb hands (See Post #7)...

How to help numb hands (See Post #7) (http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/752905-numb-hands.html#post12953035)
07-30-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By ColaJacket

Most bikes can be ridden on the road. It's just...

Most bikes can be ridden on the road. It's just a matter of what you feel comfortable riding.

So the best suggestion would be for you to go to several LBS's in your area, and test ride several...
07-29-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,020
Posted By ColaJacket

I think he just traded one GF for another (the...

I think he just traded one GF for another (the custom bike). ;)

But seriously, we're glad you're back to cycling. It may take a while to get back in the habit of riding.

If you truly find...
07-26-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,972
Posted By ColaJacket

It depends on your back. Road bikes actually put...

It depends on your back. Road bikes actually put less loading on the back then the more upright position of hybrids and flat bar bikes.

GH
07-26-16, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,843
Posted By ColaJacket

If you like the accountability, you should keep a...

If you like the accountability, you should keep a log of your rides. Another idea is to have a friend (if they also ride that is better), and use the friend for accountability.

I don't think...
07-26-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,441
Posted By ColaJacket

Specialized shops normally have a device to...

Specialized shops normally have a device to measure how far apart your sit bones are. That would be a good starting point to figure out which range of saddles should fit you.

A couple of things...
07-26-16, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By ColaJacket

Cyclist killed in NC

Apparently, the driver didn't even slow down (http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/harnett-county-bicyclist-hit-by-car-killed-near-fuquay-varina/article_6ffbec5e-9160-52ff-ada3-7e14b615ebb1.html).
...
07-22-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,447
Posted By ColaJacket

Somebody also mentioned the official YouTube...

Somebody also mentioned the official YouTube channel for the Tour de France.
07-22-16, 03:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,890
Posted By ColaJacket

I wonder if the cops bothered to collect...

I wonder if the cops bothered to collect fingerprints from the car. That can show who last used the vehicle.

GH
07-22-16, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By ColaJacket

Another thing that would help is to get on some...

Another thing that would help is to get on some type of computer to record your rides. I use Strava on my android phone.

Then someone might actually be able to look at your ride and tell if...
07-20-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,372
Posted By ColaJacket

This. So don't complain about cyclists using a...

This. So don't complain about cyclists using a lane they're legally entitled to.

If there is a good shoulder, I will try to use it. But if there is debris on the shoulder, I will use the lane. ...
07-20-16, 05:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,523
Posted By ColaJacket

So manslaughter in Iowa doesn't carry a prison...

So manslaughter in Iowa doesn't carry a prison sentence?

GH
07-05-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By ColaJacket

Spend a day in the Raleigh area looking at bikes....

Spend a day in the Raleigh area looking at bikes.

I got my Fuji Sportif at the Performance Bikes in Cary. They are good for beginners as the prices are a little lower (10%-20%) than a lot of...
07-04-16, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By ColaJacket

It would help if you gave your location, as...

It would help if you gave your location, as others might be able to help you.

GH
05-27-16, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,799
Posted By ColaJacket

At least this is a good resurrection of a thread,...

At least this is a good resurrection of a thread, as a follow-up review to your first one.

GH
05-24-16, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By ColaJacket

What kind of bike do you have? Is it a bike shop...

What kind of bike do you have? Is it a bike shop bike? Or more of a Walmart/Target bike? If it is the former, you may just need new wheels, as they are normally the weak point for Clydes. If it...
05-10-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,221
Posted By ColaJacket

A lot of people (including me) really like the...

A lot of people (including me) really like the Performance Ultra Bib shorts. They are good quality without busting the bank. They recently got redesigned, so they're now about $110 retail, but you...
05-03-16, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,830
Posted By ColaJacket

I listen to music when I'm on the trainer. It's...

I listen to music when I'm on the trainer. It's helping me increase my cadence, and keeping me from going mad on the trainer. This site does songs by BPM/RPM...
04-27-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,972
Posted By ColaJacket

The Sheldon Brown site has a lot of good articles...

The Sheldon Brown site has a lot of good articles for beginners. (http://sheldonbrown.com/beginners.html)

GH
04-27-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,965
Posted By ColaJacket

This is the Holy Grail post on how to deal with...

This is the Holy Grail post on how to deal with Hand Numbness (http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/752905-numb-hands.html#post12953035).

GH
04-27-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3,454
Views: 2,365,086
Posted By ColaJacket

Yes, it's called the road racing forum. They...

Yes, it's called the road racing forum. They call themselves the 41. The disease is N+1.

GH
04-22-16, 02:13 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,032
Posted By ColaJacket

New Update from Mike Dayton on Bike Law....

New Update from Mike Dayton on Bike Law. (http://www.bikelaw.com/2016/04/15/hit-and-missive/)

GH
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-16, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By ColaJacket

Where do you live that you can road test a bike...

Where do you live that you can road test a bike at least similar to these? There's got to be some LBS near you that sells CF Endurance bikes with a 105 (or above) groupset.

Check out the Fuji...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,002
Posted By ColaJacket

He should have had a cool bell that he dinged as...

He should have had a cool bell that he dinged as he passed the other guy.

GH
03-16-16, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By ColaJacket

Yeah, I started a thread on how to keep from...

Yeah, I started a thread on how to keep from getting bored while on your trainer (http://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200-lb-91-kg/1046803-what-your-tricks-making-trainer-less-boring.html)....
03-15-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,159
Posted By ColaJacket

Agree. Losing weight will help with going up...

Agree. Losing weight will help with going up hills. But a lot of cycling performance just depends on getting out there and riding. Of course, riding with a training plan can help that performance...
03-15-16, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,533
Posted By ColaJacket

You've gotten some good information so far. ...

You've gotten some good information so far.

The Townie would be a good bike if you want a position where the pedals are more forward. They won't be as far forward as on a MTB or Hybrid. Any of...
03-15-16, 04:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,662
Posted By ColaJacket

2014 KHS Flight 500...

2014 KHS Flight 500 (http://khsbicycles.com/bikes/2014-khs-models/flite-500-14/).

10-spd 105 w/ disc brakes. That's a nice bike.

Hope you enjoy it!

GH
03-15-16, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By ColaJacket

Congratulations on getting your ride. You...

Congratulations on getting your ride.

You will have to take the bike in after about 100 miles or so, because the cables stretch, and the gears have to be readjusted. When you do, make sure they...
03-14-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,948
Posted By ColaJacket

Because of weather, I'm going for the minimum:...

Because of weather, I'm going for the minimum: 100 miles / 15 hours of trainer time (or Some Combination)

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03/01: Trainer 60 min.
03/03: Trainer 60 min.
03/05: Trainer...
03-11-16, 04:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,430
Posted By ColaJacket

And with an established company like Knog, you're...

And with an established company like Knog, you're less likely to have a kickstarter go belly-up. And probably the people that pay through the Kickstarter will get a reduced price over those that...
03-11-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By ColaJacket

A really good cyclist could bunny hop over that...

A really good cyclist could bunny hop over that low obstacle. :p

GH
03-11-16, 01:09 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,032
Posted By ColaJacket

I contacted someone at the local Raleigh paper...

I contacted someone at the local Raleigh paper about Mike, and this is what he replied.

This is the last one I saw, dated March 3:

"Mike has graduated from the ICU with honors. He is now a...
03-10-16, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By ColaJacket

Just waiting for Frank to hit that first 7%+...

Just waiting for Frank to hit that first 7%+ grade hill.

GH
03-10-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By ColaJacket

And Myrtle Beach has a ginormous number of golf...

And Myrtle Beach has a ginormous number of golf courses.

GH
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-16, 01:55 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,365
Posted By ColaJacket

So if they ban her for life, what is the...

So if they ban her for life, what is the incentive for her to pay the fine? What can they do to her if she doesn't pay the fine? Not let her ride in UCI events?

GH
03-09-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
Posted By ColaJacket

Depends upon what you want to do with it. As...

Depends upon what you want to do with it.

As others have said, you need to ask yourself some of these questions:

1. Do you want to continuously look at your stats? MPH, Time, Cadence, Power,...
03-09-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,993
Posted By ColaJacket

It depends upon the fitness of the rider. I...

It depends upon the fitness of the rider.

I have a Fuji Sportif w/ Tiagra. It goes down to 34/32, so that would be adequate for a lot of people. It does have disc brakes and rack/fender mounts. ...
03-09-16, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By ColaJacket

It's never easier, you just go faster. Now,...

It's never easier, you just go faster.

Now, how much faster are you after losing a lot of weight?

GH
03-09-16, 01:01 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,948
Posted By ColaJacket

Because of weather, I'm going for the minimum:...

Because of weather, I'm going for the minimum: 100 miles / 15 hours of trainer time (or Some Combination)

------------------------
03/01: Trainer 60 min.
03/03: Trainer 60 min.
03/05: Trainer...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,349
Posted By ColaJacket

Why do you think Professional Cyclists have...

Why do you think Professional Cyclists have teams?

Part of it is so that the team can protect one of their riders, so they can sprint to the finish. Cavendish talks all the time about his leadout...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,857
Posted By ColaJacket

Makes for a good training partner, eh? ...

Makes for a good training partner, eh?

#OstrichLivesMatter (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=OstrichLivesMatter)

GH
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-16, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,738
Posted By ColaJacket

Agreed with everything in this post. Fit is...

Agreed with everything in this post.

Fit is the primary consideration, and you should go to several LBSs to road test bikes to get a good fit.

Giant, Cannondale, and Specialized make good bikes...
03-08-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By ColaJacket

Second the Nite-Ize...

Second the Nite-Ize (http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1173750_-1___000000). I use one on my bike with a Samsung Galaxy S4 (in an Otterbox Defender case).

GH
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By ColaJacket

With some bikes, the bigger question will be if...

With some bikes, the bigger question will be if the bike has proper clearance for the 25's.

GH
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-16, 12:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,297
Posted By ColaJacket

Yes, but for TT's, raising the FTP and doing a...

Yes, but for TT's, raising the FTP and doing a faster TT are pretty much synonymous.

For racing against other cyclists, a higher FTP will help, but you also need tactics (experience) and higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,349
Posted By ColaJacket

Yes, but in a TT, you're still racing yourself. ...

Yes, but in a TT, you're still racing yourself. You're seeing how fast you can go on your own. There is strategy, but not really a lot of racing tactics. You may have someone letting you know how...
03-08-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,212
Posted By ColaJacket

That's not true. At least, the Google cars...

That's not true. At least, the Google cars identify bicycles. But trackstanding does confuse them a little (http://www.engadget.com/2015/08/30/google-self-driving-cars-confused-by-bike-stand/), as...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-16, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,349
Posted By ColaJacket

Drafting races are just called races. ...

Drafting races are just called races.

Non-Drafting races are called time trials.

While there is some strategy tactics in time trials, there's a lot more in races. And you're actually competing...
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