Search: Posts Made By: Shut up & ride
Showing results 1 to 50 of 156
Search took 0.15 seconds.
10-06-10, 04:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By Shut up & ride

HRMs - zones based on my own input

I'm shopping for a new HRM. The most important feature to me is the ability to input my own threshold and/or max HR from which the zones will be calculated. (Age-based zones are useless to me and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-07, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Shut up & ride

Highly recommend you read The Cyclist's Training...

Highly recommend you read The Cyclist's Training Bible by Joe Friel to answer your question and/or help you develop a sensible training plan based on your goals.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-07, 10:35 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 25,799
Posted By Shut up & ride

"Shut up and ride". Said by a friend of mine...

"Shut up and ride". Said by a friend of mine when training for Race Across AMerica, every time she questioned getting in the saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-07, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By Shut up & ride

Echoing what others have said... I wouldn't buy...

Echoing what others have said... I wouldn't buy without trying somehow, somewhere. I'm not the most experienced person out here. My opinion was formed by test riding lots of bikes before buying. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-07, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 994
Posted By Shut up & ride

I'd have said pick the Roubaix based on your...

I'd have said pick the Roubaix based on your stated uses. If you've already concluded that the Tarmac makes you "less comfortable", that would close the deal for me. Stick w/ the Roubaix.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-07, 08:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,780
Posted By Shut up & ride

Clearly none of us can speak to the impact that...

Clearly none of us can speak to the impact that the switch would have on your friend given his particular medical condition. Several people here replied that the difference would be small. For me,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-07, 08:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,942
Posted By Shut up & ride

I wouldn't switch for that reason. Maybe for...

I wouldn't switch for that reason. Maybe for some other reason or just to try something different.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-07, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By Shut up & ride

I bought a Specialized Roubaix Elite in 2005. ...

I bought a Specialized Roubaix Elite in 2005. Had heard its wheelset panned in this forum and in a couple of magazine reviews. I called Mike Garcia with the expectation to buy from him. He talked...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-07, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Shut up & ride

Buy 2005 tires?

I see new 2005 tires available (on ebay). Should there be any concerns about buying them?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-07, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By Shut up & ride

stupid tire question - psi / performance

Need new tires. My originals are 120 psi. I see some of same size (700x23) w/ lower recommended pressure, to 90 psi for example. What kind of different performance should I infer from that?
07-25-07, 12:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,792
Posted By Shut up & ride

Mylar wrappers are my other method. I like the...

Mylar wrappers are my other method. I like the idea of cutting up my old tube and using strips, but those pieces would be much thicker. I guess not a problem since ya'll do it.

I've also ridden...
07-24-07, 08:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,792
Posted By Shut up & ride

When to do the dollar bill thing in a tire?

Rookie question... I got a flat from one end of a small carpenter's staple. Put in a new tube. Inspected inside of tire but didn't find the hole. After reassembling and pumping up the tire to 120...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-07, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By Shut up & ride

In one past life I lived in Redwood City around...

In one past life I lived in Redwood City around 101 and Woodside Rd. Used to go up to Skyline all the time. Sometimes up and over, part way down (to the little town that Neil Young hailed from) and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-07, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By Shut up & ride

Routes around Santa Clara, CA

I'm visiting, staying in the area around Great America / Agnew. Would like to do some 20-50 mile rides while I'm here without completely risking life and limb. Any route suggestions? TIA.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-06, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By Shut up & ride

I emailed the Spinervals folks and here's their...

I emailed the Spinervals folks and here's their reply:

"As for your effort, the scale relates to either your perceived effort or HR,
depending on which you prefer to use. Since everyone is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-06, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By Shut up & ride

Spinervals question

Bought my first 4 Spinervals DVDs based on all the positive recommendations here. Great stuff. One question...

Troy (and the others) talks in terms of intensity, and they show the intensity...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-05, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Shut up & ride

Stupid tire question

My stock tires are 700/23. I got a separate wheel for my trainer and put a 700/20 on it because it was cheap and seemed durable.

What's the implication of riding with a 23 on the front and 20 on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-05, 07:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,971
Posted By Shut up & ride

The reason I paid the extra for the 1Up is...

The reason I paid the extra for the 1Up is lifetime warranty including all shipping costs necessary for service. Great road feel. Quiet.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-05, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Shut up & ride

Gearing on a triple

I have a 9-speed 105 / Ultegra mix with a 52/42/30 crank and a 12/25 cassette.

What is typically the practical range of gearing you can use without rubbing chain on deraileur or stretching the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-05, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By Shut up & ride

If you want to improve your fitness level or...

If you want to improve your fitness level or racing abilities, a HRM is a good tool (when properly used) to help with those things. But you don't need to spend a lot to get a useful one. Start with...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-05, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By Shut up & ride

I recommend reading Joel Friel's The Cyclists...

I recommend reading Joel Friel's The Cyclists Training Bible. (I picked it up after many others on this forum had recommended it.) It's based around the concept of periodization... how to train for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-05, 08:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,631
Posted By Shut up & ride

Explain your situation and concerns to the LBS...

Explain your situation and concerns to the LBS manager or owner and ask THEM to come up with a creative solution to the "problem". If they don't suggest something that helps you get comfortable with...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-05, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By Shut up & ride

I just ordered my first 4 Spinervals DVDs from...

I just ordered my first 4 Spinervals DVDs from Nashbar this morning w/ the new 20% discount. Ordered No Slackers, Uphill Grind, Mental Toughness and Recovery & Technique. Thinking maybe my folks...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-05, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 590
Posted By Shut up & ride

head warmth

At what temp do ya'll start wearing something for head warmth?
What do you use? Does it cover your ears?
Do Headsweats help for warmth or are they more for warm weather moisture-wicking?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-05, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Shut up & ride

Backup cassette recommendations?

I have a Specialized Roubaix Elite Triple w/ a 12/25 cassette. I'm getting a second rear wheel with its own cassette for use on an indoor trainer. I figured I might as well consider a different...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-05, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By Shut up & ride

Like others have said, good fit will be critical....

Like others have said, good fit will be critical. Don't sacrifice this when lured by other features people try to sell you on.

The thing I'd add is that, because of my own set of ailments...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-05, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Shut up & ride

+1. Watch for low spots and puddles, not so much...

+1. Watch for low spots and puddles, not so much because of the water, but more so because that's where the oil gets washed to as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-05, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By Shut up & ride

These resources might help you: Web site -...

These resources might help you:

Web site - http://www.coloradobicyclerides.com

Book - Road Biking Colorado...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-05, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By Shut up & ride

I chose the Specialized Roubaix Elite over the...

I chose the Specialized Roubaix Elite over the Giant OCR Comp, Trek Pilot and others. But that doesn't really matter. If the Giant fits you great and you like the ride, go for it. Good bike. And...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-05, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,366
Posted By Shut up & ride

I emailed the original poster and asked why the...

I emailed the original poster and asked why the assumption of carbon. The answer was because he lives on a 3rd floor walkup and will have to carry the bike up and down frequently.

I don't think...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-05, 06:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,366
Posted By Shut up & ride

I recently went through this decision process...

I recently went through this decision process with a similar budget in mind. Chose a Specialized Roubaix Elite. Why?
- Fit me great.
- Felt great.
- Aluminum frames were too harsh for me,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-05, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By Shut up & ride

Neither fluid nor mag. Check out the 1Up. A bit...

Neither fluid nor mag. Check out the 1Up. A bit pricey at $300, but includes shipping, lifetime warranty and great customer service. The shipping is even paid for on warranty repair shipments. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-05, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,130
Posted By Shut up & ride

I suppose it depends why you perceive the need to...

I suppose it depends why you perceive the need to upgrade.

I have the Alex 295s on my Specialized Roubaix Elite. I have seen them knocked in some reviews, but so far they seem quite adequate to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-05, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By Shut up & ride

+1. I got an Astrale 8 (anywhere from...

+1.

I got an Astrale 8 (anywhere from $25-$40, depending how much you shop) and a Sports Instruments Pro 9 HRM (I found it for $85 incl. shipping).

I definitely prefer this way.
- Probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-05, 08:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,708
Posted By Shut up & ride

I gotta believe that if someone never uses the...

I gotta believe that if someone never uses the drops, then they're not too concerned about a little incremental air drag, and probably not that small amount of weight savings.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-05, 08:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,588
Posted By Shut up & ride

I recently went through the shopping drill. ...

I recently went through the shopping drill. Because of a bum elbow and because my local roads are rough, vibration damping was a primary consideration. I never found any aluminum bike (no matter if...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-05, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,006
Posted By Shut up & ride

My 2 cents: - I agree that fit it is critical. ...

My 2 cents:
- I agree that fit it is critical. Don't compromise on that. That means test driving at least a bunch.
- I agree that a good way to get a good deal is to find a past-year model on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-05, 02:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By Shut up & ride

I've also got a 1Up. Small, light, easy to...

I've also got a 1Up. Small, light, easy to store, very easy bike in and out. Yet stable, amazingly quiet and a great workout.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-05, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By Shut up & ride

This answers your own question. Ditto ...

This answers your own question.



Ditto


Get the Roubaix.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-05, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By Shut up & ride

When test riding bikes before my last purchase, I...

When test riding bikes before my last purchase, I test rode a Bianchi Vigorelli (all steel) that had a carbon bar on it. I had ridden other Bianchis with the same frame, and yes, I think the bar had...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-05, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By Shut up & ride

TV is good enough for me. Most often it's ESPN...

TV is good enough for me. Most often it's ESPN and/or CNBC.

I like your idea of seeing how long you can go without looking at the clock. But in certain time-based workouts (e.g. timed intervals...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-05, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By Shut up & ride

That's why I don't mind buying a cheaper one, but...

That's why I don't mind buying a cheaper one, but new, vs getting a used wheel off ebay.



If you're in Wind 'N Snow that makes sense. In my case, in Texas, I'll being alternating frequently...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-05, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Shut up & ride

The Bicycling Magazine article didn't really have...

The Bicycling Magazine article didn't really have any new info. Same training programs that are listed in the Burke book and pretty typical tips on eating, hydration, organization, etc.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-05, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By Shut up & ride

Thanks. That's the kind of specific...

Thanks. That's the kind of specific recommendation I'm looking for.



Thanks for that tip. That's an example of why I won't mind buying some cheap but new parts. The cassette isn't bad at...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-05, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By Shut up & ride

Rear wheel for trainer - recommendations?

Seems like my best option will be to just get a separate rear wheel for use on my trainer. Please help this newb pick the right parts. So far as I can tell, I'll need:
- Wheel, assembled w/...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-05, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By Shut up & ride

Don't have much bacon. Have been running for...

Don't have much bacon. Have been running for years. Got good aerobic fitness. Though because of a long rehab from a bad knee surgery, still have a long way to go getting strength back.



That...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-05, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By Shut up & ride

The Specialized Roubaix gets knocked for its Alex...

The Specialized Roubaix gets knocked for its Alex 295 rims. Since I'm just recently back into cycling, will I even notice a difference if I upgrade? (Difference in speed / efficiency / stiffness? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-05, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Shut up & ride

I believe the MS150 (Houston - Austin) is...

I believe the MS150 (Houston - Austin) is actually about 180 miles over 2 days. Thinking about doing it next April. I'm generally fit (aerobically), but only recently came back to cycling. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-05, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,582
Posted By Shut up & ride

I'm also 40+ and recently returned to cycling due...

I'm also 40+ and recently returned to cycling due to a knee injury (can't run anymore). Many of the roads I ride are rough and I have a bum elbow, so I quickly ruled out aluminum. Found a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-05, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Shut up & ride

Thanks for the replies. In my situation,...

Thanks for the replies.

In my situation, living in Texas, I anticipate switching between outdoor rides and the indoor trainer often. Too often to switch the tires back and forth. So I'm really...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 156
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.