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07-11-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,250
Posted By mkadam68

Yes. You can train yourself to stand for...

Yes.

You can train yourself to stand for longer periods. Just like anything else in cycling.
04-27-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,432
Posted By mkadam68

Nice: not too far away. If I get back into...

Nice: not too far away.

If I get back into riding, I'll have to look you up (hurt my back couple years ago).
04-27-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,432
Posted By mkadam68

I'm afraid I don't have any personal experience,...

I'm afraid I don't have any personal experience, other than seeing other riders on hybrids. Just like road-riders, though, I have seen hybrid riders all over the spectrum: some can keep up on fast...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,798
Posted By mkadam68

That would be an erroneous assumption. An...

That would be an erroneous assumption.

An aggressive position is the result of riders looking to optimize their position. It is quite the balancing act:

least amount of drag
maximum amount...
12-28-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By mkadam68

Milan San Remo, 3-4 years ago? 5?

Milan San Remo, 3-4 years ago? 5?
08-01-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By mkadam68

I've been riding no-name chinese knock-off carbon...

I've been riding no-name chinese knock-off carbon clinchers for years (close to 20,000 miles). No issues. I ordered all parts separately, and had my wizard wheelbuilder build them to my specs.

I'd...
08-20-17, 03:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,138
Posted By mkadam68

Yes. Bibs. Yes. (6'3", 270+)

Yes.

Bibs.

Yes.

(6'3", 270+)
07-14-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,489
Posted By mkadam68

In golf, you don't have opponents who cause you...

In golf, you don't have opponents who cause you to go faster, so fast that you dig into your reserves and then blow up if you go too far. Or other opponents who go slow when you're following their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-17, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,868
Posted By mkadam68

These work for me. ...

These work for me.

http://www.zipp.com/_media/images/support/maintenance/Cork-Brake-Pads-lg.jpg (https://www.competitivecyclist.com/zipp-cork-brake-block)

Riding Chinese carbon clincher...
04-22-17, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,530
Posted By mkadam68

There are three pressure ranges you need to keep...

There are three pressure ranges you need to keep in mind: tube (although I don't recall seeing tube manufacturers put this on their product), tire, and rim. Run the lowest maximum of those.
03-29-17, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By mkadam68

The race? Yes. The Gran-Fondo? No.

The race? Yes. The Gran-Fondo? No.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-17, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By mkadam68

It's your first pair? Get an all-around set:...

It's your first pair? Get an all-around set: 40-50mm depth. They look awesome and will get your feet wet. The larger, 80mm+ sizes are rather interesting in windy conditions and you might not enjoy so...
02-26-17, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By mkadam68

Yeah, Doge kinda nails it ("political"). Not only...

Yeah, Doge kinda nails it ("political"). Not only is it how well you ride in races, and which races, but it's also alot about who you know. Not necessarily you directly, but for instance, your coach....
08-23-16, 06:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,225
Posted By mkadam68

https://www.strava.com/clubs/clydesdales-and-athen...

https://www.strava.com/clubs/clydesdales-and-athenas-bikeforums-net
07-08-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 27,708
Posted By mkadam68

I know it's not on your list, but FWIW, I use a...

I know it's not on your list, but FWIW, I use a Mobius ActionCam (https://www.mobius-actioncam.com/) with larger battery (820mah). Get about 2-1/2 hours out of it. Very small (1-3/8″ x 2-1/2″ x...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 990
Posted By mkadam68

The Mobius Action Cam is what I use. It's small,...

The Mobius Action Cam is what I use. It's small, light weight, costs about $60-70 (depending on version), and takes up to 1080p at 30 or 60fps. You can modify the cam with a wide angle lens, turn it...
05-12-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,479
Posted By mkadam68

Quick background (which you may already...

Quick background (which you may already know/understand): bike racing events in the US is divided into categories: 5 is for beginners and 1 is the last step before professional. You're a beginner, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By mkadam68

Strava's the only one with any sort of social...

Strava's the only one with any sort of social presence. But to add a bit of functionality... if you use Google Chrome browser, you can add StravistiX...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By mkadam68

I'm watching live right now. Not sure what you're...

I'm watching live right now. Not sure what you're talking about.:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-16, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By mkadam68

Your forearms are going to hurt. The cobbles are...

Your forearms are going to hurt. The cobbles are so bad that your handlebars will bounce/vibrate around. It'll hurt/annoy your hands, so you'll be tempted to hold onto them only loosely, but you...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,436
Posted By mkadam68

Strictly speaking: no. Anyone can sue anyone else...

Strictly speaking: no. Anyone can sue anyone else for anything they want. "I don't like the color of your hair. I'm suing..."

Insurance doesn't help you avoid liability. It helps you pay if you've...
11-06-15, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By mkadam68

Siearra Highway doesn't have any dirt on it,...

Siearra Highway doesn't have any dirt on it, unless it's due to some rain runoff. You can certainly find trails off it, though. But road proper? All paved. An alternative is Soledad Canyon Road from...
10-15-15, 11:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,171
Posted By mkadam68

+1 +1 I also really like their Flyby's...

+1


+1
I also really like their Flyby's tool.


+1

I use Strava with VeloViewer (http://veloviewer.com). Best data tracking tool. Period.
10-14-15, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,847
Posted By mkadam68

They rent the needed vehicles over here (team...

They rent the needed vehicles over here (team cars, buses, and/or RVs). Possibly identical make/model (if they have a global automotive sponsor), possibly not.Then they have logo wraps made and...
09-30-15, 08:48 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,704
Posted By mkadam68

There are different zone systems, but using...

There are different zone systems, but using power, I personally use a 7-zone system.
Take your new FTP value and set that at 100%. Zone 4 is around 100%.

Then fill in the following chart:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-15, 10:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,961
Posted By mkadam68

Well, each race is its own individual event, but...

Well, each race is its own individual event, but average for a Cat-5 crit? Probably more in the 24.5--25mph range. Add another 1/2mph for each level up, to Pro/1-2's who maybe average 28+ for a crit....
08-20-15, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,294
Posted By mkadam68

Some do. Some don't. See Strava. Oh, and...

Some do. Some don't. See Strava.

Oh, and that "little computer under their saddle" was a GPS transponder, not a computer per se. It was an experiment (by UCI?) to overlay stats onscreen for...
08-08-15, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By mkadam68

There ya go. You're not looking for a "soft...

There ya go.

You're not looking for a "soft chamois" whatever that even is. You're looking for a friction barrier.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,785
Posted By mkadam68

I ride a 25mm set with 700x23 Michelin Pro3/4...

I ride a 25mm set with 700x23 Michelin Pro3/4 Race tires. Flats have become a thing of the past well, pinch flats). And even punctures are rare. I'm currently thinking my tires last longer than...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-15, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,221
Posted By mkadam68

Well this is one area you can improve on... ...

Well this is one area you can improve on...



Online power calculators are rarely (ever?) accurate. Don't compare anything with them.

Also, proper torque, as said.
07-01-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By mkadam68

2015 Tour de France Live Video, Preview,...

2015 Tour de France Live Video, Preview, Startlist, Results, Photos, TV (http://www.steephill.tv/tour-de-france/#live)
06-24-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,064
Posted By mkadam68

This.

This.
06-23-15, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 908
Posted By mkadam68

Don't know if they have what you need, but I use...

Don't know if they have what you need, but I use NovaTec in all my builds. about $100 each hub. I get them through Bob Dopolina (http://www.bdopcycling.com/), member here on BF.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-15, 10:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,516
Posted By mkadam68

This.

This.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-15, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By mkadam68

I'm afraid I do not know if they rent bikes, but...

I'm afraid I do not know if they rent bikes, but Mike is the best! Pedalers Fork (http://www.pedalersfork.com/bike). In fact, I think they're the only bike shop IN Calabasas. Outside of there,...
06-15-15, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By mkadam68

Training. Strength training. Strength training on...

Training. Strength training. Strength training on the bike (for now). We're already at a disadvantage, so we have to train what we can: strength. Losing weight will come elsewhere.

Couple of...
06-01-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,897
Posted By mkadam68

I didn't watch the video, but... ...

I didn't watch the video, but...



Don't overlap your front wheel
Know how to bump, elbows, shoulders, hips, handlebars WITHOUT PANICKING
No sudden movements, left, right, or backward
...
05-31-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By mkadam68

We don't wear the spandex 'cause we think we look...

We don't wear the spandex 'cause we think we look good (quite the contrary!). They're functional.
Tight helps cut down on friction as legs rub back & forth,
stop constant flapping in wind,
chamois...
05-30-15, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By mkadam68

I think the most important are... Bike fit...

I think the most important are...

Bike fit session, if you haven't already (make sure bike is set up to your body's measurements)

Good pair of bib shorts (buy in person at a shop first--you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-15, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By mkadam68

"30 Minutes" Some crits are measured in time,...

"30 Minutes"
Some crits are measured in time, some in distance. 30-minutes means the race will go 'round & 'round a course, usually a bit less than 1 mile long, for close to 30 minutes. The faster...
05-23-15, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By mkadam68

Racing schedule: SoCalCycling.com Southern...

Racing schedule: SoCalCycling.com Southern California Bicycle Racing Events Calendar - SoCalCycling.com - Your Cycling Source : Southern California, Cycling, Events Calendar...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,416
Posted By mkadam68

There's alot more on this than is being...

There's alot more on this than is being considered or stated here. Local cyclists (perhaps not tri-geeks, though), are quarreling with state police about this stretch of roadway. According to CA...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-15, 09:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,233
Posted By mkadam68

I thought there was some sort of sprint to be...

I thought there was some sort of sprint to be had? That would explain riders all over. Happens in the best of races. This was not a paceline/TT training ride. Why does everyone insist that riders...
05-16-15, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By mkadam68

Don't take too much out of it. What if he's just...

Don't take too much out of it. What if he's just doing an LSD ride? Or maybe his job is to sit in the wind for 2-3 hours, and not follow a wheel, while you can feel free to sit & draft. Of course, if...
05-16-15, 01:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,801
Posted By mkadam68

I noticed the "Racer" group doesn't say anything...

I noticed the "Racer" group doesn't say anything about actually entering a race, just going fast & getting stronger. :)
05-16-15, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By mkadam68

Hopeless? No, of course not. But make sure...

Hopeless? No, of course not.

But make sure you've got some fast paced training rides around you in order to get ready. You can train by yourself all you want, doing intervals 'til you're blue in...
05-15-15, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By mkadam68

Depends on how you measure/define "success". ...

Depends on how you measure/define "success".

When I raced 5s & 4s, I could finish top-5 with good effort. Got 2nd once with alot of effort (finishing behind another rider, who I have learned...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-15, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By mkadam68

Congrats. Well done. Most people get dropped in...

Congrats. Well done. Most people get dropped in their first race. Good job.

No it's not stupid. It's one of the reasons for Cat5: learn what your strengths are. Can't do that unless you...
05-10-15, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,136
Posted By mkadam68

FWIW, granted, I ride road, not cross or MTB, but...

FWIW, granted, I ride road, not cross or MTB, but my carbon clincher wheelset cost around $700 (been awhile--can't remember exact).

They've been my longest lasting wheelset I've ever ridden...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-15, 06:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,044
Posted By mkadam68

+1 I don't remember last time I ever trued my...

+1 I don't remember last time I ever trued my carbon clinchers.

Potholes do scare me, but the carbon rims seem to have faired much better than an aluminum wheel the 2 or 3 times I've really nailed...
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