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01-07-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By kevinabbot

Knee pain while training.

I am pretty sure this is from overtraining as I just started but when I am riding on my trainer I get a distinct pain in my right knee that I never get in my left knee. The image shows the exact...
08-03-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,845
Posted By kevinabbot

It's ok. Di2/frame is fine. Need new jersey,...

It's ok. Di2/frame is fine. Need new jersey, glasses, and front tire. May need a new wheel, but hopefully its covered through bontragners carbon care program.
08-03-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,845
Posted By kevinabbot

Yeah and I know I did a lot of unnecessary...

Yeah and I know I did a lot of unnecessary efforts especially when I was in the downhill corner where no matter what line I took I always ended up having to do a little effort to get back to the...
08-03-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,845
Posted By kevinabbot

Crashed. Everything was going fine. I was sitting...

Crashed. Everything was going fine. I was sitting in the main group the whole time. Was under/FTP the whole time so I never truly burned a match. Last lap second to last turn I was trying to pass...
07-20-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,845
Posted By kevinabbot

First Race advice and cornering/crash concerns.

I have my first ever bike race on the first weekend in August so like two weeks away. It is going to be a category 5 criterium basically. Corners flat course etc. Here is the race map:...
05-07-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,044
Posted By kevinabbot

Allez Sprint Di2 conversion

Hey so I am going to be upgrading from 105 to Di2 ultegra for my Allez Sprint. It does not have a spot for the battery. Also how difficult will it be to route all the wires for di2 through my bike...
03-15-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,189
Posted By kevinabbot

Thereís one more roadblock for me and racing.....

Thereís one more roadblock for me and racing.. Thereís a pandemic that has cancelled every race
03-11-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,189
Posted By kevinabbot

How are my numbers for someone that's about to have their first race?

Hey hey so I am going to start racing later this March. I am 18 (Will be 19 in early may so no point in racing juniors). I am on the Penn State cycling team, but because of Coronavirus we may have...
12-30-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By kevinabbot

Yes. Just started my training plan first race is...

Yes. Just started my training plan first race is late March. Sprints Sweet spots and 2 endurance days and 2 days at the gym for core/back.

Also a lot of the cat 1/2 seniors on the team say that I...
12-28-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By kevinabbot

Should I keep or sell Angi?

So I just got the SWorks Evade II and it comes with Angi. I already have the standard Garmin safety system that will call my emergency contacts if I crash. Do I really need to keep the Angi on my...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-29-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,763
Posted By kevinabbot

need clear coat recs

So I used spray bike to paint my bike and I need to clear coat it now. I am looking for something that uses a brush rather then air because I already built the bike. so something that's not an...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,956
Posted By kevinabbot

How much is an ENTIRE Shimano 105 group set?

So Shimano does not sell entire group sets, but I am building a Specialized Allez from just the frame with either Ultegra R8000 or Shimano 105. How much would an entire set be for 105 with disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By kevinabbot

Thoughts on my Allez Custom (wish) bike idea

Soooooo I am a climber. I want to do road races but as a budget minded college student about to attend Penn State some people were telling me to go with a good alloy frame because if I crash and...
06-27-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,300
Posted By kevinabbot

I mean I weigh 115lbs so I am built for a climber...

I mean I weigh 115lbs so I am built for a climber and I want to race in more distance road races with climbs and I want a bike that will give me the advantage. Anyways I can get the Emonda new for...
06-27-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,300
Posted By kevinabbot

Bike weight impacting speeds

Sooo (another thread :)).

I haven't started to race yet but I am upgrading my bike from a Domane ALR4 to a Emonda SL6 Disc Pro. The bike I currently ride is 22lbs (Domane) the Emonda I am getting...
06-27-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,127
Posted By kevinabbot

Overtraining

So I am pretty sure I have been overtraining or the gears I am using are way too high..
It all started after I did a peloton workout where I averaged 250 watts for 45 mins. I have been able to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By kevinabbot

IF i get the SL6 pro I will still have 2k in just...

IF i get the SL6 pro I will still have 2k in just money and 4k in savings when I start college.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,367
Posted By kevinabbot

Thoughts on the Trek Emonda SL6 Pro

I am considering getting the bike. I want to race and chose races that have climbs. I am a smaller rider and I only weigh 115lbs and I can average 250 wats for about 45 minutes.

I want a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,886
Posted By kevinabbot

New 2020 Emonda or a restock?

I want the EmondaSL6 Pro but itís out of stock. I heard they donít restock and they just wait for 2020 models to come out.. anyone know when the 2020 emondaís will come out?
06-16-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,524
Posted By kevinabbot

My first race bike concerns

So I have a Domane and I wanted a more race ready bike. I have been eying the Emonda SL6 pro. I really like the tires and the lighter weight. I won't get into how but I will be able to buy it for 60%...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By kevinabbot

How much would my Trek Domane ALR4 be worth?

So I have a trek 2017 Domane ALR4 disc and I just want to know how much it would be worth (used). It has about 4000 miles on it and I have had it for under a year. They go for 1600 new when they were...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By kevinabbot

Deciding between a Emonda SL6pro or Emend SL6 Disc

I need a new bike for when I go off to college and I want to start racing.
I want to race in hills because I only weigh 115lbs so I climb really well. I need a light carbon bike and I am sitting...
06-14-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,224
Posted By kevinabbot

I will be racing with Penn State (idk if they...

I will be racing with Penn State (idk if they have tryouts or not). They have like 40-50 riders so at least a few have to be road even though I know Mountian/cyclocross will be more popular.

Also...
06-14-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,224
Posted By kevinabbot

Collegiate I think. It's good to know that...

Collegiate I think. It's good to know that downhill isn't a big thing, but I want to do distance races. Crits don't seem like my race because my opitimal race would be really hilly terrain and most...
06-13-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,224
Posted By kevinabbot

Oh yeah I forgot to mention. I am currently...

Oh yeah I forgot to mention. I am currently riding a Domane ALR4 disc and I have put over 5000 miles on it in the past 9 months and I am addicted (hence why I worked at a bike shop)
06-13-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,224
Posted By kevinabbot

Need good Trek Road bike suggestions for racing

So now onto bike recommendations. I am not heavy (I am 5'3" and weigh 114lbs). I need a bike that would cost me 2000 or less with my discount applied and I would wait for a trek sale to do anything...
06-04-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,652
Posted By kevinabbot

Bike shop interview but donít know a lot about bikes.

So I am trying to get a job at my local bike shop for the summer so I can learn more about bikes. I have an interview today and I think I am going to seem stupid.

I donít know too much about...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By kevinabbot

Paint for Torch 3 Shoes

So I got a pair of white Torch 3 specialized shoes and the sales person said that you can paint them. It sounds really cool and I wanted to pain some stuff for the college I am going to next year,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By kevinabbot

Need Pedal and Shoe recommendations

So I used to ride MTB but I switched to a road bike (Trek Domane ALR 4 Disc). I am currently using Shimano MTB pedals and Bontrager Foray MTB shoes and they don't really present any problems, but I...
04-19-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By kevinabbot

Need summer training advice

I am about to be 18 and I am attending Penn State University (USA college). I want to join their club cycling team and I want to actually be competitive for road racing.

I am fairly bad on flats...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By kevinabbot

Skyline drive in VA advice

I am 17 115lbs and 5í3Ē. I was built to climb. Whenever I go out group rides with experienced cyclists I pass them on climbs.

So I am a climber?
Sure but I have only started riding since July...
04-01-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,077
Posted By kevinabbot

Like even when you canít see tall grass and...

Like even when you canít see tall grass and leaves move when I am in a head wind I know it because itís like I am trying to ride through a wall. It SUCKS. Yeah I kill on hills. I rode 72 miles With...
04-01-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,507
Posted By kevinabbot

Is a 6 hour 10 minute century (100mi) time good?

I am 17 and 115lbs and I am 5í3Ē. So this weekend I decided to go out for a 100 mile bike ride on a paved bike trail. It had other cyclists and it went from rural to almost downtown DC so it had a...
03-29-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,077
Posted By kevinabbot

What workouts should I do to increase my speed on flats?

I am a small guy. I am 17 years old, 5í3Ē and 115lbs so putting down power to go fast on flats isnít easy. People say I am really good at climbing and eh on the decents (I am ok with).

Generally...
11-04-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By kevinabbot

Suggested workouts for increasing speeds on flats.

I have a peloton, so I plan on doing this workout on a peloton. I am 5í3Ē and weigh ~115 pounds and I am 17. I am a good climber, but I am slow on flats and thatís something I want to work on. Are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,451
Posted By kevinabbot

One fall = early retirement**********?

One fall = early retirement**********?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,451
Posted By kevinabbot

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Update: Did my first group ride (had a blast) but...
08-16-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,261
Posted By kevinabbot

Wow another threat that becomes a discussion I...

Wow another threat that becomes a discussion I really donít understand between 2 people that argue about something!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By kevinabbot

Anyone know any Junior Cycling teams in Washington DC area?

Im new to road cycling and I wanted to improve my skills and do mu first race next spring. Im 17 and 115 pounds. Im looking for a Junior or a team that has juniors thatís in the DC area. Iíve done...
08-12-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,261
Posted By kevinabbot

I know what direction this is going in so I am...

I know what direction this is going in so I am gonna change the topic. Anyone have any gym workouts (weights) I should do. Again entire goal is to get faster on flats.
08-12-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,261
Posted By kevinabbot

I donít really have any skills it was a for fun...

I donít really have any skills it was a for fun thing. In-fact never even owned a real mountain bike just used my hybrid ATX. Here is an example of me MTB https://youtu.be/q-EAWwdO-Nw Usually itís...
08-12-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,261
Posted By kevinabbot

Cant find a website and I an Pretty sure you have...

Cant find a website and I an Pretty sure you have to be recruited for that stuff
08-11-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,261
Posted By kevinabbot

10/10 on creativity. However, I would kill for...

10/10 on creativity. However, I would kill for other Junior riders but like I never... ever see any. In NOVA we have a 44 mile paved bike trail. On Sundays I go the entire way there and back (90...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,699
Posted By kevinabbot

Danggggg. Yeah Im definitely gonna try to group...

Danggggg. Yeah Im definitely gonna try to group ride even if the meetup location is 20 miles itself
08-11-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,261
Posted By kevinabbot

Yeah I ride 20 miles per day in the morning. Im...

Yeah I ride 20 miles per day in the morning. Im trying to average 25 or 24 on flats.
08-11-18, 02:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,261
Posted By kevinabbot

Training schedule and workouts for trying to go from 23mph average to 25mph by spring

Hey so I am new to Road Cycling (previously a mountain biker). I got my first road bike (Domane ALR 4 Disc). I did a 10 mile time trial solo and it took 27 minutes (~23mph). It was calm wind and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,699
Posted By kevinabbot

What? I don donít understand a thing you said. Im...

What? I don donít understand a thing you said. Im new to this. And do climbers litteraly just climb?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-18, 12:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,699
Posted By kevinabbot

That’s something I don’t get I haven’t been in a...

That’s something I don’t get I haven’t been in a group (yet) but I hear so much about how it’s soooo much faster. With the effort I put into 23mph solo could I hit 25 with the same effort in a group....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-18, 08:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,699
Posted By kevinabbot

wow. He can average 23mph for 80 miles straight?...

wow. He can average 23mph for 80 miles straight? Thatís incredible
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,699
Posted By kevinabbot

How do you increase your speed if youíre already averaging over 20mph (10 miles)

So I plan on starting hardcore training over the fall/winter and I have never really seriously trained before. For 10 miles I average 23 in a TT. I want to be able to average 26mph for 10 miles. I...
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