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07-28-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 82
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Posted By patrickgm60

I rode Haleakala when I was 52-1/2, 2-1/2 years...

I rode Haleakala when I was 52-1/2, 2-1/2 years after I had started riding. Had lost 30 pounds and gotten decent at climbing. Rented a Trek with a triple crank, "just in case." The round trip still...
07-28-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,337
Posted By patrickgm60

Yeah, I had to check the date of the OP; assumed...

Yeah, I had to check the date of the OP; assumed it was from last year. : )
05-12-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,232
Posted By patrickgm60

Going to Stages 1 and 2 starts. May not be the...

Going to Stages 1 and 2 starts. May not be the Giro, but it's close to home and in English. : )

Skipped the group ride yesterday and cruised the MUP; encountered 6 teams and two Bora guys on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By patrickgm60

Early Spring Rides - Little Bit of Everything

Skipped the morning group rides today, setting out solo around noon. Encountered cool, cloudy, warm, clear, rain, hail, then wind. You just can't simulate that experience in the gym.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By patrickgm60

Orange Clinchers?

Just picked up a used road bike. Frame has orange accents. Originally came (I think) with Vittoria Rubinos. Matchy matchy, very nice. BUT, I recall those tires coming stock on my Roubaix and not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,693
Posted By patrickgm60

+1. Had a friend spend the summer with me. She...

+1. Had a friend spend the summer with me. She likes to ride, but at a considerably slower pace than I do. I would leave 30-60 minutes ahead, then turn back, meet her, then complete the ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,497
Posted By patrickgm60

+1. No validation or humiliation sought, when I...

+1. No validation or humiliation sought, when I join a fast group ride.

I particularly like joining new groups, either a short drive away or when traveling,. This summer, while in SoCal, I joined...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-18, 03:03 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,481
Posted By patrickgm60

I think you made that up.

I think you made that up.
07-28-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 13,532
Posted By patrickgm60

Yep; lots of heart. Helped a charity, in the...

Yep; lots of heart. Helped a charity, in the process.
07-28-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 13,532
Posted By patrickgm60

Is it a spoiler alert when it's wrong? ...

Is it a spoiler alert when it's wrong?

Froome on the podium, unless...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-18, 12:07 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,481
Posted By patrickgm60

Same, starting a few years ago. Too many close...

Same, starting a few years ago. Too many close calls from announcing.
07-22-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,997
Posted By patrickgm60

Ah. Thanks; that's what I recalled, but forgot...

Ah. Thanks; that's what I recalled, but forgot the other-team part. Likely not a rule that is often needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-18, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By patrickgm60

True, it is an unrelenting 37-mile uphill schlog...

True, it is an unrelenting 37-mile uphill schlog (is that a word? It looks wrong), but the scenery for the first 2/3 and then the views from the top are fantastic. Something about starting at...
07-22-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,997
Posted By patrickgm60

What's the TdF rule on that? It seems that team...

What's the TdF rule on that? It seems that team leaders borrow team mates' bikes in a crash, yet I recall a rider being sanctioned for this recently. What am I misremembering/confusing?
07-22-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,063
Posted By patrickgm60

That's my answer, but better written. As to GC...

That's my answer, but better written. As to GC potential on GTs: The field is so large and strong, it would seem very unlikely, but his combination of endurance, sprints, handling skills, and pack...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-18, 11:07 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,038
Posted By patrickgm60

My head hurts. Is it from riding or reading stuff...

My head hurts. Is it from riding or reading stuff like this?
07-19-18, 10:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,997
Posted By patrickgm60

No, Froome is riding for Froome. Obvious in Stage...

No, Froome is riding for Froome. Obvious in Stage 12, chasing down GT, dragging other GC contenders behind him. Very un-teamish.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-17, 09:56 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,577
Posted By patrickgm60

Thanks for the helpful replies. So, the answer is...

Thanks for the helpful replies. So, the answer is No, there is no difference in the two riders' wattage/power, except for minor inefficiencies caused by faster spinning. But, when you factor in our...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,577
Posted By patrickgm60

Power/Watts: Independent of Pedal Speed?

Probably a basic physics question. Is wattage affected by cadence? If, say, two identical riders on identical bikes are riding together, same speed; one is in a large gear pedaling at ~70rpm, while...
Replies: 10
Views: 2,036
Posted By patrickgm60

Thanks for all the tips; very helpful. The...

Thanks for all the tips; very helpful.

The ride is SAG-supported, with food, water, lay-down area every 38 miles (the route is a loop), so that will simplify things. No way I'll roll for 23 of the...
Replies: 10
Views: 2,036
Posted By patrickgm60

Strategy for 24-Hour Charity Ride

I've "volunteered" to ride a 24-hour (1pm to 1pm) ride for charity, next weekend. Sponsors are mostly pledging per mile, so I'd like to cover lots of ground. Have never ridden more than 7.5 hours in...
07-13-17, 09:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,801
Posted By patrickgm60

Astana in yellow!

Astana in yellow!
07-05-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,801
Posted By patrickgm60

How did Andrew Talansky do in Stage 5? Rooting...

How did Andrew Talansky do in Stage 5? Rooting for him, but he's not in the top 20 finishers, from the list I saw.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-17, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,768
Posted By patrickgm60

Thanks for the replies. That Crux is beautiful! ...

Thanks for the replies. That Crux is beautiful!

I have the older 105 crankset - 110 BCD, so that USA Made chain ring should work.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,768
Posted By patrickgm60

Road Bike Conversion from 2x to 1x; Recommendations?

I want to convert one of my road bikes to a 1x10, for flat rides. I think I want a 42t chain ring, and to keep the 11-23 in the rear. Crank is 105 compact.

Remove shifter and FD, shorten chain,...
05-28-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,903
Posted By patrickgm60

Whatever the reasons, it just cost him the Giro....

Whatever the reasons, it just cost him the Giro. Perhaps the French route will favor him more than the Italian route did.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-17, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By patrickgm60

Definitely return it for replacement/refund, if...

Definitely return it for replacement/refund, if you can.

On two occasions, I've bought defective Conti tires. (Still my favorites.) The first problem was similar to yours - slight bulge in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-17, 10:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,040
Posted By patrickgm60

Love it!:thumb:

Love it!:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-17, 09:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,600
Posted By patrickgm60

I caught up with the Trek boys on the ARBT, over...

I caught up with the Trek boys on the ARBT, over an hour after the stage had ended, some ten miles from downtown. Their cool-down ride, after 4+hours of racing, was a steady 20 mph cruise. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-17, 06:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,543
Posted By patrickgm60

+1. I started my "real cycling" on a hybrid. Soon...

+1. I started my "real cycling" on a hybrid. Soon added SPD-MTB pedals, 25mm road tires, and a tighter cassette. After a year of hard riding on that, I bought a carbon road bike. The speed difference...
04-22-17, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,160
Posted By patrickgm60

RIP, Michele Scarponi

Amazing career; will be missed.

Italy's Scarponi killed in training crash | VeloNews.com (http://www.velonews.com/2017/04/news/italys-scarponi-killed-training-crash_436114)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-17, 10:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,505
Posted By patrickgm60

70-mile group ride that included Mix Canyon Road,...

70-mile group ride that included Mix Canyon Road, in August. Group broke apart on MCR, only 3 of us reached the top, ran out of water, worst cramps ever. Wouldn't ride that route again if someone...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,715
Posted By patrickgm60

Yep, I think that's assault - threatening someone...

Yep, I think that's assault - threatening someone with serious bodily harm. Big, fat, and angry motorist vs. calm, short cyclist. Head butt, then take his car keys?
08-03-16, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,106
Posted By patrickgm60

Perhaps, because it doesn't require a venue to be...

Perhaps, because it doesn't require a venue to be completed constructed, before the event starts. : )
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,992
Posted By patrickgm60

I don't use Veloviewer, but, yes, if you are...

I don't use Veloviewer, but, yes, if you are simply reading total miles and total "elevation" or "vertical," then, only 1/2 of that is climbing. However, I don't believe most (all) other posters on...
07-22-16, 03:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,207
Posted By patrickgm60

Yes, Teejay is currently sitting in third place -...

Yes, Teejay is currently sitting in third place - on his team. : /
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-16, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By patrickgm60

Triple cranks get lots of scorn, here, but,...

Triple cranks get lots of scorn, here, but, depending on the terrain where you ride, it may be the better choice. You can install a closer-spaced cassette, without losing useful climbing gears.
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07-07-16, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,359
Posted By patrickgm60

fify. : )

fify. : )
07-07-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 29,561
Posted By patrickgm60

BC's listed at 5'-7", 128#, yet he keeps showing...

BC's listed at 5'-7", 128#, yet he keeps showing up in the front, on the bunch sprints. Impressive!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-16, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3,947
Views: 91,592
Posted By patrickgm60

Too bad you can't get that week back. That case,...

Too bad you can't get that week back. That case, AFAIK, has been basically set aside, by nearly all 50 states. There must be blight or actual public use, in most states, for the guv to make you sell...
07-06-16, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,290
Posted By patrickgm60

^^ Yeah, that sounds about right, to me. At one...

^^ Yeah, that sounds about right, to me. At one point, GVA's lead over the GC contenders was ~15 minutes - a bit too much. Movistar and Sky picked up the pace, to narrow that lead.

What we did...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-16, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,748
Posted By patrickgm60

+1. We're going to cross 100F, each day this...

+1. We're going to cross 100F, each day this week. From ~2pm to sunset is out, for me. Early(-ier) to bed, early to rise.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3,949
Views: 85,938
Posted By patrickgm60

Can someone explain to me how fantasy cycling...

Can someone explain to me how fantasy cycling (found in the Pro subforum) is not stupid? I'm willing to learn. Thank you.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,486
Posted By patrickgm60

Seldom. It's my time away from thinking. That may...

Seldom. It's my time away from thinking. That may be what I lke best about cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-16, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3,949
Views: 85,938
Posted By patrickgm60

Yeah, don't you hate it when the GC asks for your...

Yeah, don't you hate it when the GC asks for your bond rate, and you have the wrong answer. Or no answer, at all. "Uh, well, we are seldom asked to bond our work, but I can definitely get you that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-16, 04:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,149
Posted By patrickgm60

Wow, that road is calling me. Where is it?

Wow, that road is calling me. Where is it?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3,949
Views: 85,938
Posted By patrickgm60

Perhaps. Talansky now lives in Napa, likely due...

Perhaps. Talansky now lives in Napa, likely due to its terrain and cycling friendliness - both lacking in Miami.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,149
Posted By patrickgm60

Yes. : ) Actually, the swimming is its own...

Yes. : )

Actually, the swimming is its own event/pursuit, but the 2 complement each other.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,149
Posted By patrickgm60

For me, slammed stem and shallow-drop bars seems...

For me, slammed stem and shallow-drop bars seems to work, best. I spend nearly as much time off the bike as on, working on core strength and flexibility (yoga, weights, swimming, stretching), as I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-16, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3,949
Views: 85,938
Posted By patrickgm60

Poignant reminder of my place in the cycling food...

Poignant reminder of my place in the cycling food chain, last week. Grinding up a longish steady climb (Donner Pass Road), reeling in a few riders, when a young, skinny guy passes me, moving nearly...
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