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11-18-13, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By jdfriesen

Thanks Bigfred. There was a post a few months ago...

Thanks Bigfred. There was a post a few months ago on another forum about maximum and recommended tensions on the SL23. Kirk recommends 110kgf, and he also says returns on higher tensions diminish...
11-17-13, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,235
Posted By jdfriesen

Thanks for all the different input. I have now...

Thanks for all the different input. I have now ordered everything for my build. Despite my earlier stated concerns about having to purchase a separate service tool, I went with the Chris King R45s 28...
11-11-13, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,235
Posted By jdfriesen

That was my one area of concern with going with...

That was my one area of concern with going with the T11. However I couldn't find anyone who was using them that was actually having difficulties because of it. That's also why I wanted to use the...
11-10-13, 11:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,235
Posted By jdfriesen

The cx-ray spokes are one thing I have gone back...

The cx-ray spokes are one thing I have gone back and forth on. The other (certainly more economically friendly option) I was, and still am considering is replacing the cx-rays with Sapim lasers. That...
11-10-13, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,235
Posted By jdfriesen

New wheel build

I'm currently 230 lbs but slowly heading in the right direction. My bike came with a set of Reynolds Solitudes in 20/24. I've had a number of issues with the rear wheels. Not a surprise I know and I...
09-23-13, 01:23 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,356
Posted By jdfriesen

9/21: 64.3km MTD: 327.9/600km I think...

9/21: 64.3km

MTD: 327.9/600km

I think it's pretty safe to say at this point I'm not​ going to be making the 600km!
09-19-13, 08:39 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,356
Posted By jdfriesen

9/19: 28.9km MTD: 266.6/600km

9/19: 28.9km

MTD: 266.6/600km
09-17-13, 09:05 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,356
Posted By jdfriesen

9/17: 28.9km MTD: 237.7/600km

9/17: 28.9km

MTD: 237.7/600km
09-16-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By jdfriesen

Moving south is probably not going to be an...

Moving south is probably not going to be an option for me. Almost all of my wife and I's family is up here, and everyone is close. Good luck on the 5th!
09-16-13, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By jdfriesen

I did a metric century last month. I was...

I did a metric century last month. I was planning on just breaking the 100km mark, with a 103km loop I'd planned. However, I ran into significant detour, and ended up doing 120km (75 miles). I...
09-16-13, 10:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,617
Posted By jdfriesen

Yes, jersey fit is a bit of an issue, especially...

Yes, jersey fit is a bit of an issue, especially between the Italian and North American sizing. My first jerseys were picked up at MEC (the Canadian equivalent of REI). I could comfortably wear...
09-16-13, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By jdfriesen

Congratulations on the PR! It's a great feeling...

Congratulations on the PR! It's a great feeling seeing how much your fitness has improved over time. Sounds like you're doing all the right things to prepare for your century. I know I should put...
09-16-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,993
Posted By jdfriesen

I commute by bike most days, so I'm doing the...

I commute by bike most days, so I'm doing the same route many times, so in those cases average speed does at least give me a good indicator of performance gains. However, the variables of stop...
09-16-13, 09:58 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,356
Posted By jdfriesen

9/14: 64.3km MTD: 208.8/600km Still...

9/14: 64.3km

MTD: 208.8/600km

Still behind schedule this month. If everything goes exactly as planned for the rest of the month, I'll still make it, but I'm thinking a more realistic goal at...
09-12-13, 08:22 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,356
Posted By jdfriesen

9/10: 28.9km 9/12: 28.9km MTD: 144.5/600km...

9/10: 28.9km
9/12: 28.9km

MTD: 144.5/600km

I'm going to have to seriously ramp up my mileage to get back on track for my goal, but I'm not sure if it's going to happen. I already have some...
09-09-13, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By jdfriesen

Welcome! I was also about your size when I...

Welcome! I was also about your size when I started. I'm 6'3" and my peak weight was about 265 lbs at the beginning of the year. I got about 10 lbs off just through diet and sporadic exercise, and...
09-09-13, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,732
Posted By jdfriesen

Great job! I did my first metric last month. I...

Great job! I did my first metric last month. I only meant to do about 103km, but due to an unexpected detour, I did 120km. It was a great feeling to get that milestone under my belt, and I'm sure...
09-06-13, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By jdfriesen

Congratulations on your milestones!

Congratulations on your milestones!
09-06-13, 08:32 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,356
Posted By jdfriesen

9/6: 28.9km MTD: 86.7/600km I somehow...

9/6: 28.9km

MTD: 86.7/600km

I somehow only noticed yesterday that there is a Strava segment on my daily commute. I saw I was at 5/52, so I figured this morning I'd actually push myself on that...
09-05-13, 08:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,476
Posted By jdfriesen

I voted "Yes". However, that's for me. I...

I voted "Yes". However, that's for me. I commute to work most days a week, so those days my route is pretty much identical. I could vary the route, but haven't to this point. I am planning on...
09-05-13, 08:15 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,356
Posted By jdfriesen

9/5: 28.9km MTD: 57.8/600km

9/5: 28.9km

MTD: 57.8/600km
09-03-13, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By jdfriesen

There's even a term for it - "Delayed Onset...

There's even a term for it - "Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness". I get it too after either really heavy workouts, or after a completely new type of workout. It typically occurs 24 to 72 hours after...
09-03-13, 12:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,435
Posted By jdfriesen

In my bag: Multitool 2 tubes 3 tire levers ...

In my bag:
Multitool
2 tubes
3 tire levers
patch kit
chain link
latex gloves
CO2 inflator and two cartridges
pressure guage
$20
09-03-13, 11:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,738
Posted By jdfriesen

I'll join this month. Start: 228 lbs Goal:...

I'll join this month.

Start: 228 lbs
Goal: 219 lbs
Mileage: 600km

If I can hit my goal this month, it will be my lowest weight in ~10 years!
09-03-13, 11:37 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,356
Posted By jdfriesen

I set my all time high with 637.8km last month,...

I set my all time high with 637.8km last month, but I also had a week of holidays when I managed to get a few long rides in. So, I'm going to be aggressive, but not insanely so this month, and shoot...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-13, 02:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,757
Posted By jdfriesen

I also almost always only unclip one foot (I do...

I also almost always only unclip one foot (I do the right foot). The only time I regularly unclip both is when I am planning to get off, such as at an intersection where I have to get up on the...
08-30-13, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,083
Posted By jdfriesen

Congrats on a great​ first ride!

Congrats on a great​ first ride!
08-30-13, 08:44 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 10,232
Posted By jdfriesen

8/30: 28.9km MTD: 637.8/500km This was...

8/30: 28.9km

MTD: 637.8/500km

This was my best month to date by far. My previous high was 282.9km. Looking forward to going farther and faster!
08-29-13, 05:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By jdfriesen

I started riding in the early part of May, and...

I started riding in the early part of May, and still haven't managed to achieve any kind of a really regular schedule. Theoretically I commute by bike 4 days a week (Tuesday to Friday). I have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-13, 12:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,528
Posted By jdfriesen

I've had 2 flats, and 0 bee stings this year. ...

I've had 2 flats, and 0 bee stings this year. Both flats however happened right at the end of rides. One I went into the garage the next morning and the tire was dead flat, and the other I got off...
08-27-13, 11:38 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 10,232
Posted By jdfriesen

8/26: 4km (ride with my kids) 8/27: 28.9km ...

8/26: 4km (ride with my kids)
8/27: 28.9km

MTD: 580/500km
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-13, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By jdfriesen

I ride almost exclusively solo so that hasn't...

I ride almost exclusively solo so that hasn't been an issue for me at all. It's not that I dislike riding with others but that schedules rarely mesh. I also don't tend to plan rides that far into the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-13, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By jdfriesen

Thanks and congratulations to you on your metric...

Thanks and congratulations to you on your metric last Sunday! I am sort of thinking about doing the imperial shortly too but I think I will hold off a bit longer. I want to have at least one metric...
08-22-13, 01:36 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 10,232
Posted By jdfriesen

8/22: 8.1km MTD: 547.1km It was just a...

8/22: 8.1km

MTD: 547.1km

It was just a very short recovery ride today after my first metric century yesterday.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-13, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By jdfriesen

I think I'm still OK then for the century... I...

I think I'm still OK then for the century... I just checked and it's 19.6km from my home to the dairy. So, I had just got over the century mark when I stopped for ice cream, 100.6km. Phew, I feel so...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By jdfriesen

That thought did occur to me as well but I think...

That thought did occur to me as well but I think getting a couple more 100km rides under my belt before I go for the imperial century is probably a good idea. I was pretty tired for the rest of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By jdfriesen

I definitely did realize that on rides longer...

I definitely did realize that on rides longer than 2 to 2.5 hours that I have to eat more frequently. My next ride of this distance or longer I will bring along enough gels to have one every half...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-13, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By jdfriesen

First Metric Century

My previous longest ride was about 65km. I've done in the 55 to 65km range several times this month. So I decided last night to do a 100km ride this morning. I mapped out a route last night that was...
08-20-13, 02:49 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 10,232
Posted By jdfriesen

8/10: 64.9km 8/11: 25km 8/17: 57.5km 8/18:...

8/10: 64.9km
8/11: 25km
8/17: 57.5km
8/18: 18.2km
8/19: 62.5km

MTD: 418.8/500km
08-07-13, 03:25 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 10,232
Posted By jdfriesen

I didn't participate last month. It was a crazy...

I didn't participate last month. It was a crazy month. We opened a new branch office, and I was heavily involved in that (IT Manager). I did manage to get in 257km last month despite that though. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,214
Posted By jdfriesen

14.5km (9 miles) each way for me with about 350'...

14.5km (9 miles) each way for me with about 350' of climbing each way. It takes me 30 minutes give or take a minute or two each way. I find I'm much more refreshed and energetic on days I ride in.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-13, 02:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,498
Posted By jdfriesen

That's awesome! Hopefully he's learned his lesson.

That's awesome! Hopefully he's learned his lesson.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-13, 10:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,237
Posted By jdfriesen

My co-workers have been very supportive. I'm the...

My co-workers have been very supportive. I'm the only person who has ever commuted by bike at my office (about 40 people). I've received nothing but encouragement. People are amazed I'm actually...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-13, 10:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,441
Posted By jdfriesen

My commute takes me about 15 minutes by car in...

My commute takes me about 15 minutes by car in the morning and 20 to 30 minutes in the afternoon. I go in early in the mornings which is why it's much faster. Afternoon has much heavier traffic.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,148
Posted By jdfriesen

Max speed on a descent for me so far is 70.2km/h...

Max speed on a descent for me so far is 70.2km/h (43.6mph). That's about as fast as I'm comfortable with at this point, and in general, I'm happier to stay in the 60-65km/h range.
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