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12-05-15, 10:44 PM
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Views: 2,044
Posted By DataJunkie

https://www.mtbproject.com/ is a decent resource....

https://www.mtbproject.com/ is a decent resource. You could check out erie singletrack. It isn't that big but a fairly fun. At the moment just about everything is a mess or closed due to the snow...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-15, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 21,140
Posted By DataJunkie

Holy necro post. I haven't been on this site in...

Holy necro post. I haven't been on this site in ages.
03-18-15, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,952
Posted By DataJunkie

I am on Thump out of Denver. There are group...

I am on Thump out of Denver.
There are group rides here and there but no early am rides that I am aware of.
01-28-15, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,952
Posted By DataJunkie

I am in Thornton and belong to a competitive...

I am in Thornton and belong to a competitive racing club in Denver. Unfortunately, I do not believe there is any weekday morning rides anywhere near us.
01-05-15, 02:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,097
Posted By DataJunkie

I have no semblance of self control when...

I have no semblance of self control when confronted with any number of doughnuts. I will eat them until sick and as such I refuse to eat a single one.
Beer I love but can control it. Likewise with...
11-11-14, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,223
Posted By DataJunkie

I have never had any issues with my cantis but I...

I have never had any issues with my cantis but I am in Colorado. They have taken to adding more mud sections this year.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,276
Posted By DataJunkie

Crashing on my head at a cx race in front of a...

Crashing on my head at a cx race in front of a large group of spectators pretty much did away with any of my embarrassment issues.
I wrecked last winter turning at low speed on snow and ice in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 09:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,987
Posted By DataJunkie

A walk through a gravel parking lot at a rest...

A walk through a gravel parking lot at a rest stop is a surefire way to significantly reduce the lifespan of look keo cleats.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 09:54 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,156
Posted By DataJunkie

Wear the underwear over your shorts. Duh...

Wear the underwear over your shorts. Duh...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 09:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,987
Posted By DataJunkie

I have had a pair of look cleats last a few...

I have had a pair of look cleats last a few months and the next pair a year or so. Racing I seem to go through several looks a year and a set of spds (cx).
07-22-14, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,181
Posted By DataJunkie

Some swear by compression socks after a ride. I...

Some swear by compression socks after a ride. I do not have any experience in regards to it as I have never seen the need.
05-21-14, 10:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,851
Posted By DataJunkie

Nothing. Though I tend to carry an energy bar...

Nothing. Though I tend to carry an energy bar just in case.
05-13-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By DataJunkie

I eat a slightly larger breakfast and bring along...

I eat a slightly larger breakfast and bring along an energy bar or a couple gels.
Everyone is different.
02-06-14, 11:27 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,865
Posted By DataJunkie

When I first started riding it took me a bit to...

When I first started riding it took me a bit to get used to the sticker shock. When you are used to paying toy prices from a xmart it is a bit to adjust to. After I rode more and tried out better...
02-05-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,581
Posted By DataJunkie

I have a 2013 and it is a rather nice vehicle....

I have a 2013 and it is a rather nice vehicle. However, I have yet to figure out how to haul all of our bikes as the tailgate is fairly low and I have a family of 5. That and I trashed the inside of...
02-03-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By DataJunkie

What is average for one is underwhelming for...

What is average for one is underwhelming for another and too much for someone else. It is all relative.
02-03-14, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By DataJunkie

It depends. Age, experience training, propensity...

It depends. Age, experience training, propensity to injury, the intensity of your training plan's current cycle, etc.

I can speak for myself though. I have been training for 5 years or so and...
01-28-14, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,523
Posted By DataJunkie

Sweets. Nothing too exciting despite living in...

Sweets. Nothing too exciting despite living in Colorado.
01-06-14, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By DataJunkie

I have a playlist on youtube for boring base...

I have a playlist on youtube for boring base rides. That or something random on netflix.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osiNhSwpEh0
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-14, 03:53 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,837
Posted By DataJunkie

My wife and I had child #3...

My wife and I had child #3 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) 3-1-13. I rode 6600 miles and raced 8 times. I am hoping for some improvement next year.
01-03-14, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,466
Posted By DataJunkie

I built up my cross bike with 170mm cranks and...

I built up my cross bike with 170mm cranks and cannot tell a difference between that and my FG with 165 and my roadie with 172.5.
My thought at the time was to have a tad bit more room on off camber...
01-03-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By DataJunkie

I enjoy training and training plans. It is...

I enjoy training and training plans. It is amusing to tweak them and see what happens. Unfortunately I tend to over think everything.

Anyhow, here are a couple plans from one of my local duathlon...
01-03-14, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By DataJunkie

Riding as much as you can when you first start...

Riding as much as you can when you first start out is a good choice. However, if you are a reasonably well trained runner then that short circuits this advice a bit.
Figure out a goal and then go...
01-03-14, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,451
Posted By DataJunkie

I do.

I do.
01-03-14, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By DataJunkie

I noticed that as well with my cyclops fluid 2....

I noticed that as well with my cyclops fluid 2. Virtual power is by no means perfect but it is still an improvement over only using a HRM. IMHO
12-30-13, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,913
Posted By DataJunkie

Recovery is equally as important as the stimulus...

Recovery is equally as important as the stimulus IMHO. Give it a shot. There is always something one needs to work on and it changes as life wears on.
I have issues after intense workouts. However,...
12-30-13, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By DataJunkie

It depends on the workout goal. Higher intensity...

It depends on the workout goal. Higher intensity workouts I eat a bit extra a couple hours before and immediately after the workout. Endurance or recovery work under 2 hours I do not eat before or...
12-30-13, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,451
Posted By DataJunkie

I am in the low 150s and headed back to the low...

I am in the low 150s and headed back to the low 140s for race season. Even at 140 I have fat in irritating places from when I weighed 220lbs. It is what it is. Grow a beard or live with it are your...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-13, 12:46 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,895
Posted By DataJunkie

Mine vary so widely that it is impossible to...

Mine vary so widely that it is impossible to answer this question. My last one was about 17 mph at zone 2 (power) with no wind and minimal climbing. *shrugs*
12-27-13, 12:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,705
Posted By DataJunkie

I have a spreadsheet I use for my budget and all...

I have a spreadsheet I use for my budget and all sorts of planning. Education, career, house repairs, and hobbies \ sports. The last item is about 40 items long.
Keep a list to avoid repeating this...
12-27-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By DataJunkie

To answer your question, a buddy of mine called...

To answer your question, a buddy of mine called it useless.
12-27-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By DataJunkie

A couple hundred bucks is a large chunk of an...

A couple hundred bucks is a large chunk of an entry level power meter. Save your money and use trainer road's virtual power.
However, I did just that and pretty much ran out to pick up a power...
12-26-13, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By DataJunkie

It started off as commuting for me and morphed...

It started off as commuting for me and morphed into utility cycling.
Eventually I started working from home full time and had several more kids. Finally I started racing.
Racing, group rides,...
12-20-13, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By DataJunkie

Warm winter in Denver = fires and a summer...

Warm winter in Denver = fires and a summer drought. I will take the snow and enjoy my trainer or rides outdoors in the snow and cold.
12-19-13, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By DataJunkie

I know a rider who swears up and down that riding...

I know a rider who swears up and down that riding 23mm tires in the snow is the preferred method. Said person also crashes quite a bit.
I prefer my cross or mountain bike. A fat bike looks like a...
12-17-13, 04:01 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,078
Posted By DataJunkie

This generalization implies that even I am a...

This generalization implies that even I am a closet drunk while it takes me a month to finish a 6 pack of craft beer. I can assure you that I am far from a closet drunk.
The last time I was drunk...
12-17-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By DataJunkie

Averaging has helped my pacing quite a bit. If I...

Averaging has helped my pacing quite a bit. If I drop just below my target range I increase it that much and the average catches up with my effort.
I find that I bounce around too much without it...
Forum: Foo
12-17-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,617
Posted By DataJunkie

That reminds me of my ex wife's car. :O

That reminds me of my ex wife's car. :O
12-17-13, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By DataJunkie

3s avg for shorter ints. 30s avg for longer ints....

3s avg for shorter ints. 30s avg for longer ints.
Nothing for tabatas.

Too many distractions make focusing difficult for me.
12-11-13, 03:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,078
Posted By DataJunkie

I drink once a week and generally one beer at a...

I drink once a week and generally one beer at a time. I am not a big drinker as many of my relatives have drinking issues and that has made me weary of repeating their mistakes.

Drinking one...
12-11-13, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 884
Posted By DataJunkie

I prefer bodyweight exercises but I have been...

I prefer bodyweight exercises but I have been adding in a few dumbbell workouts as well. You are your own gym is a decent book for bodyweight workouts.
I expect I will add in heavier dumbbells and a...
12-10-13, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,364
Posted By DataJunkie

I have been using a garmin hrm that came with my...

I have been using a garmin hrm that came with my 305 for around 6 years.
11-26-13, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,539
Posted By DataJunkie

Panache

Panache
11-25-13, 02:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,816
Posted By DataJunkie

Practice. Trackstanding is more of a cool...

Practice.

Trackstanding is more of a cool skill to have. Bunny hops are actually useful at times.
11-25-13, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By DataJunkie

Keep at it and things should turn around...

Keep at it and things should turn around eventually. At least I hope it does for me. :D
I have learned to have fun regardless of where I finish. To be honest that has been a heck of a challenge for...
11-24-13, 08:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,651
Posted By DataJunkie

I prefer ahole, jerk, any variation using the f...

I prefer ahole, jerk, any variation using the f word, or terms that call into question my sexual preferences.
11-21-13, 02:12 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,193
Posted By DataJunkie

Driving is still lame but I seem to be doing it...

Driving is still lame but I seem to be doing it more and more. My team rides are exhausting, 17 miles away, and I have three kids and an exhausted wife I need to get back to. Races are all over the...
11-21-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By DataJunkie

This was my first season racing cross and I have...

This was my first season racing cross and I have had the same experience. The exception was during a muddy clay cross race where my crappy handling skills resulted in something that resembled more...
11-19-13, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By DataJunkie

Hence the "just about". For me soy, vegetable...

Hence the "just about". For me soy, vegetable oil, and msg are not concerns.
11-19-13, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By DataJunkie

Just about everything is fine in moderation IMHO.

Just about everything is fine in moderation IMHO.
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