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10-11-19, 09:02 PM
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Views: 553
Posted By notwist

Best way to retouch light scratches in top tube?

My bike accidentally fell while resting against the wall and now there's some small scratches on the carbon top tube. Only the paint is scraped off, I don't feel any scratches or indentations in the...
05-07-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,197
Posted By notwist

It's hard to tell from photos, but if you have to...

It's hard to tell from photos, but if you have to ask if they are still ride-able then I would be a bit weary of riding on it.

I have a carbon clincher rear that I recently stopped using after...
04-16-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 459,158
Posted By notwist

Thanks for the input regarding Ultegra shifters. ...

Thanks for the input regarding Ultegra shifters. It doesn't help that my current bike has internal cable routing which I absolutely despise working on.
04-15-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 459,158
Posted By notwist

has anyone had an issue with breaking derailleur...

has anyone had an issue with breaking derailleur cables inside shimano ultegra 6700 shifters? I must've gone though 3 rear derailleur cables over the course of last year and 1 so far this year. ...
04-03-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16,069
Views: 951,247
Posted By notwist

Is that from TARWAPM? There's s similar workout...

Is that from TARWAPM? There's s similar workout with 1' recovery intervals which I recall only ever doing once but it was pretty tiring.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
11-30-17, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,115
Posted By notwist

Harrisonburg or Charlottesville, VA?

I'm planning on taking a solo mini riding trip next month in VA. It seems both of these cities are in the area of where I'd like to ride. Can anyone give any recommendations on either city? I'll...
09-08-17, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 76,006
Posted By notwist

Congrats on a great season! It seems some of the...

Congrats on a great season! It seems some of the GMSR folk will be making it down to Doylestown on Sunday. It should be a fun one.
07-03-17, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By notwist

i usually add maltodextrin and nuun tablets...

i usually add maltodextrin and nuun tablets depending on the temperature. it's an easy way to carry calories on the bike without stuffing your pockets full of rice cakes and bananas. i've also...
06-05-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16,069
Views: 951,247
Posted By notwist

tried using clip-on aerobars for the first time a...

tried using clip-on aerobars for the first time a couple days before the KSR TT - probably should've rode in the position more as my left leg started to get numb/weak towards the end. thinking about...
05-14-17, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 76,006
Posted By notwist

congrats! yesterday was definitely one for the...

congrats! yesterday was definitely one for the flahutes
05-13-17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 248,423
Posted By notwist

Hope the conditions aren't too bad up there. I...

Hope the conditions aren't too bad up there. I decided to pass on Bear and will probably do the Wilmington crit next weekend before easing up for KSR.
05-09-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 248,423
Posted By notwist

man, weather looks iffy on Saturday for Bear...

man, weather looks iffy on Saturday for Bear Mountain. It's a great race to do leading into KSR, but I'm not too keen on racing in the mid-50's with 100% chance of rain.
05-01-17, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 248,423
Posted By notwist

turkey hill RR bear mountain (or poolesville RR...

turkey hill RR
bear mountain (or poolesville RR - anyone done it?)
wilmington grand prix
KSR (anyone have an extra bed? friend might flake)

haven't planned anything after KSR but would like to...
04-24-17, 09:42 AM
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Views: 459,158
Posted By notwist

i rode a 39x32 for catskills a couple years ago...

i rode a 39x32 for catskills a couple years ago and bought a 120 link chain to be safe. i also had to use a SRAM wifli derailleur since the regular medium cage derailleur has a 28t limit (i think).
02-27-17, 11:38 AM
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Views: 248,423
Posted By notwist

anyone know what the parking situation is for...

anyone know what the parking situation is for grant's tomb? coming from new jersey so should i just plan on riding over? tried looking at the race guide but don't seem to have access to it
Forum: Southeast
12-27-16, 04:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 506
Posted By notwist

Food/water/rest stops on BRP

I'm in Asheville for the week and doing some riding. I'd like to ride the Blu Ridge Parkway however I'm unsure of what options there are for food and water (mainly water). I was hoping to do some...
12-02-16, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16,069
Views: 951,247
Posted By notwist

that was a nice rest week. today: 2 hrs...

that was a nice rest week.

today: 2 hrs endurance

anyone happen to live in asheville or know of any group rides in the area during the week? i will be visiting next month and will have my bike...
Forum: Southeast
11-18-16, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By notwist

riding in ashville, nc

i will be spending a week in ashville with just my bike and am planning on riding a lot. i know the blue ridge pkwy has some nice riding but can anyone else recommend any notable routes, roads, or...
11-11-16, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16,069
Views: 951,247
Posted By notwist

Cool. I actually had the chance to ride there a...

Cool. I actually had the chance to ride there a couple years ago but couldn't make it. I'll look into it.
11-11-16, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16,069
Views: 951,247
Posted By notwist

just started riding again after a couple weeks...

just started riding again after a couple weeks off.
yesterday: 1.5h z2
today 1.5h z2

i have 2 weeks off in december with no plans at all. was thinking of doing a solo 'training camp'...
09-20-16, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16,069
Views: 951,247
Posted By notwist

Thank you - I needed a laugh today :)

Thank you - I needed a laugh today :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-16, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,442
Posted By notwist

cleat position and hamstring use

I've switched to a new pair of shoes and I almost have cleat position dialed except some issues with my left hamstring. There's no pain but rather it feels like I'm overusing my left hamstring when...
Forum: Northeast
09-09-16, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By notwist

where to park near GWB?

I'm planning on doing my first ride into NYC in the next couple weeks. Any recommendations where I can park my car that is near the GW? I was thinking about in Fort Lee park just off Hudson Terrace...
08-09-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 93,282
Posted By notwist

The former. Had I recognized you as being on the...

The former. Had I recognized you as being on the forums I would've said hi. I'm not sure if you're ever around the Montgomery/CNJ area but I'm always down for a ride.
08-09-16, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 93,282
Posted By notwist

Nice! I knew that was a good move.. you're...

Nice! I knew that was a good move.. you're breakaway partner also looked pretty strong up to that point. Maybe I should've tried to follow but I had no legs (dropped the last time up the hill). I...
08-02-16, 01:43 AM
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Views: 248,423
Posted By notwist

Pretty sure I'm in!

Pretty sure I'm in!
08-02-16, 01:30 AM
Replies: 16,069
Views: 951,247
Posted By notwist

Nada. I did go to the beach one day and swam a...

Nada. I did go to the beach one day and swam a bit and did a hike the other day if that counts (the riding in Honolulu isn't that great or else I would've brought/rent a bike).. Though I did try to...
08-01-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16,069
Views: 951,247
Posted By notwist

I had to take 8 days off the bike for a work...

I had to take 8 days off the bike for a work trip. I return 2 days before a race I'd like to do well in. Any tips on what to do in those days? Normally I would do the normal easy/openers/race routine...
07-18-16, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 93,282
Posted By notwist

same here i come back from vacation a couple...

same here
i come back from vacation a couple days before so probably turd legs but should be fun nonetheless!
06-23-16, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 248,423
Posted By notwist

I plan on doing it.. looks like good practice for...

I plan on doing it.. looks like good practice for Millersburg and GMSR later this year and it's sort of close.
Anyone familiar with the TT? The profile looks pretty up and down and i'm not sure...
05-23-16, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 248,423
Posted By notwist

I'm planning on doing Pitman this year. It's a...

I'm planning on doing Pitman this year. It's a short course (~3mi) with two little kickers. It's a pretty fast with a bunch of corners (one being a fast downhill into the finish). Cool race set in...
05-19-16, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 248,423
Posted By notwist

I don't believe so though I've heard there used...

I don't believe so though I've heard there used to be a 3-day stage race in New Jersey. I was probably wasn't riding a bike yet at that time haha
05-19-16, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 248,423
Posted By notwist

I think the State RR will be using the same...

I think the State RR will be using the same course as last year's Jersey Devil RR which might be the same as the Rutgers race years ago. Not sure if it will be exactly the same this year though.
...
05-19-16, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 248,423
Posted By notwist

I believe the State RR this year is in Montgomery...

I believe the State RR this year is in Montgomery (just outside Princeton) on the old course. Agree about the typical road races around here.. pretty much flat except the Giro Cielo course thought...
05-10-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 248,423
Posted By notwist

anyone have extra room for Killington? Planned...

anyone have extra room for Killington? Planned on heading up with a friend but he changed his mind and doing Tour of Somerville that weekend.
05-09-16, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 248,423
Posted By notwist

Werd, the 3s probably didn't need a feed since...

Werd, the 3s probably didn't need a feed since the race was only 2.5 hrs but it was strung out at that point. My buddy could have used a bottle since one of his jumped out on one of the humungous...
05-02-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 248,423
Posted By notwist

in for Bear Cat 3. probably will be the last...

in for Bear Cat 3. probably will be the last race for me until KSR
04-29-16, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 312,359
Posted By notwist

Cool vid! I've always had respect for NYC riders...

Cool vid! I've always had respect for NYC riders - it can't be so easy training, racing, and riding in the city. To get up at 3-4 AM to race requires has to require a little extra motivation/mental...
04-23-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 93,282
Posted By notwist

That sucks. I sometimes will pee several times...

That sucks. I sometimes will pee several times during a long training ride but have never had to in a race. Were you overhydrated?
04-22-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 459,158
Posted By notwist

thanks ill give that a try. been a while since i...

thanks ill give that a try. been a while since i checked my cleats. i know my right foot rotates outward more than my left. good thing they make cleats with variable amount of float.
04-22-16, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 459,158
Posted By notwist

On the topic of cleat position, is it possible to...

On the topic of cleat position, is it possible to avoid crank arm rubbing? I've always had a little bit of rubbing, but with a new pair of shoes I tried moving the cleats inward all the way however...
04-07-16, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16,069
Views: 951,247
Posted By notwist

So i can experiment with saddle fore/aft and...

So i can experiment with saddle fore/aft and raise/lower the saddle accordingly making sure that the distance from tip of saddle to BB remains constant. I'll give this a try on my spin today. Thanks...
04-06-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16,069
Views: 951,247
Posted By notwist

1.5 hrs with 30' SST question for the bike...

1.5 hrs with 30' SST

question for the bike fitters: if I move my saddle forward, how much should i (or maybe I don't) raise the saddle? I've been experimenting with my hip angle and read that one...
04-06-16, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16,069
Views: 951,247
Posted By notwist

2 hrs with 4x4 (40/20s).. i forgot how much these...

2 hrs with 4x4 (40/20s).. i forgot how much these hurt.
watts were down from last time i did these last year before Catskills but it's early season and my weight is down
03-09-16, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16,069
Views: 951,247
Posted By notwist

If you had to take off 3 weeks, what sort of...

If you had to take off 3 weeks, what sort of riding would you do coming back? I did my first week of build before a knee injury had me off or spinning easy on the trainer. I was thinking of doing a...
02-27-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16,069
Views: 951,247
Posted By notwist

thanks. i figure it can't be too severe since i...

thanks. i figure it can't be too severe since i fell early on and was able to keep riding.
Today: easy spin on the trainer watching OHN
02-27-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16,069
Views: 951,247
Posted By notwist

anyone have experience with knee pain after a...

anyone have experience with knee pain after a crash? a couple days ago, i fell and landed on my knees. haven't ridden since then and am still feeling a little soreness (not really pain but rather...
02-24-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16,069
Views: 951,247
Posted By notwist

30' easy - off the bike since sunday wheni rode...

30' easy - off the bike since sunday wheni rode into a ditch and banged my knee. taking it easy and hope to be ok for the weekend
02-18-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16,069
Views: 951,247
Posted By notwist

2 hrs Z2 with a set of 30/30s at the end. ...

2 hrs Z2 with a set of 30/30s at the end.

i've started doing these sort of microbursts at the end of the ride to simulate the end of a race jockeying for position for the sprint. does anyone else...
02-16-16, 07:13 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 35,403
Posted By notwist

always a coffee before my morning ez spin ...

always a coffee before my morning ez spin

been opting for the kalita wave lately. takes a little longer and more effort than my usual aeropress but i like it
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