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10-09-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By aspalmat

I typically think Zwift is easier than real life....

I typically think Zwift is easier than real life. :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Bianchi84

Does it help if I know the Van Buren Boys hand...

Does it help if I know the Van Buren Boys hand sign?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By mvnsnd

My guess: Across it reads 10 - 2 in roman...

My guess:

Across it reads 10 - 2 in roman numerals - referencing CAAD 12

Down it reads A - l (lowercase L) for aluminum.
10-07-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,929
Posted By gsteinb

Buttoned up my season yesterday at a chilly hill...

Buttoned up my season yesterday at a chilly hill climb in Vermont. 34 when I got to the start. Mercifully it warmed up a bit above 40, and since it was a sub 30 minute effort I rode in a jersey and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,137
Posted By wphamilton

Are we supposed to? :eek: I just ride off ...

Are we supposed to? :eek: I just ride off ...
09-20-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,929
Posted By tobukog

1) Win or help my team mate win more than last...

1) Win or help my team mate win more than last year.
Racked up 11 until I hit June. Finally got another 2 in August.
2) Don't bail.
Wrecked 3 times in crits -- twice in a week a month before...
09-20-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,929
Posted By mattm

Success. Having won races in in 2015, 2016, 2017,...

Success. Having won races in in 2015, 2016, 2017, then not winning **** in 2018 I was unsure if my "days were over."

But they aren't, or at least not yet.

This year I won the rainy Modesto...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By Doge

If you CAN take two surfaces and make them one...

If you CAN take two surfaces and make them one while having similar frontal area you are better off. You reduce skin drag (helps to shave your arms and/or wear aero sleeves too).
If you can't,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,820
Posted By PepeM

People seemed to manage. Once friendships...

People seemed to manage. Once friendships develop, advice becomes welcome and useful. Random person yelling at someone else to not half-wheel as they are trying to hang on doesn't sound all that...
07-29-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,627
Posted By caloso

One time they made the final stage an ITT. The...

One time they made the final stage an ITT. The French never made that mistake again.
07-28-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,459
Posted By sofaman

Lance wasn't a great climber. He was a great...

Lance wasn't a great climber. He was a great doper.
07-26-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,459
Posted By MinnMan

who cares what Lance says

who cares what Lance says
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,749
Posted By Sy Reene

Why don't manufacturers want to sell framesets? only?

I just scratch my head as to why these pricing structures make sense to the bike manufacturers. Is there really a way that (for this example), Cervelo is really making more money (on absolute basis...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,093
Posted By znomit

You need a new LBS.

You need a new LBS.
07-19-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,457
Posted By Seattle Forrest

:thumb: I think the best thing to do when...

:thumb:

I think the best thing to do when you get a power meter is to spend a couple weeks riding as normal and observing the numbers. You're a clever guy and extremely knowledge about cycling,...
07-18-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,457
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

So I finally got a power meter

just so you folks would quite ranking on me about it. Not really. A close friend of mine was involved in a could-have-been-worse car encounter in which his bike was destroyed. Insurance got him a new...
07-17-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 34,193
Posted By Doge

Junior got 3rd Sunday. Family went to pick kid up...

Junior got 3rd Sunday. Family went to pick kid up from school for summer break and his 21st birthday Fri. He and sister when Bolder (CO) "bar hopping" Sat night before.

Fortunately I think he's...
07-16-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 34,193
Posted By furiousferret

Just because I hit 'like' doesn't mean I'm a fan...

Just because I hit 'like' doesn't mean I'm a fan of the broken bone :(

Also did you get to be on the team that swears all the time on youtube? Those guys are like the Cobra Kai of cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By noodle soup

Stop coasting. Problem solved.

Stop coasting.

Problem solved.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,590
Posted By noodle soup

when did you turn pro, and get sponsored? ...

when did you turn pro, and get sponsored?

:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,752
Posted By RChung

Constant power output is time-minimizing only...

Constant power output is time-minimizing only when conditions are constant. If conditions are variable (like, changes in gradient or wind), the time-minimizing strategy is also variable. The amount...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,163
Posted By Doge

I mentioned some American designed rims for this...

I mentioned some American designed rims for this reason. I recall my ENVE and know the Mercury cx have quite a deep valley - maybe 2mm below the edges. I don't think the 25/26 (actual) tires really...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,778
Posted By asgelle

Thanks for telling me what I should or shouldn't...

Thanks for telling me what I should or shouldn't be worried about. Now, what should I have for dinner?
07-03-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,278
Posted By wktmeow

I'm not sure I fully agree. Yes, there's plenty...

I'm not sure I fully agree. Yes, there's plenty of time for the muscles to recuperate, but the endocrine response from other life events can't be ignored. If you're stressed out and your cortisol...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,606
Posted By November Dave

I don't really consider the most important part...

I don't really consider the most important part of my job to be a luxury. The job of a wheel builder is to get things right - spokes seated, aligned and de-stressed before they get handed to or put...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,015
Posted By shelbyfv

Maybe some helpful, though repetitive info here...

Maybe some helpful, though repetitive info here https://www.bikeforums.net/33-road-bike-racing/1175869-my-first-race-bike-concerns.html or here...
06-28-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5,866
Views: 392,219
Posted By ntnyln

A summary I wrote on another board: I've...

A summary I wrote on another board:

I've been using it since last July and have been pretty happy with it. I have dramatically improved my sleep time and have a much greater focus on recovery than...
06-28-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5,866
Views: 392,219
Posted By burnthesheep

Bought my bars, a stem, and a computer mount...

Bought my bars, a stem, and a computer mount today.

I am holding off on the reveal though as I hope the three match as well as I hope.

I did go 400 down from 440 cheapo alloy Giant bars. I...
06-28-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,823
Posted By gsteinb

The premise is wrong. It's not a group. It's a...

The premise is wrong. It's not a group. It's a thread on a forum. Threads, generally, have limited lifetimes. The better question would be would why would a guy with only one post choose to post to a...
06-27-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5,866
Views: 392,219
Posted By Flatballer

Anyone using a Whoot band (terrible name). I...

Anyone using a Whoot band (terrible name).

I don't love the subscription model, and I'm not training enough right now to be getting fatigued enough for it to really matter, but it seems like a...
06-25-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,278
Posted By wktmeow

Agreed, it's the aerobic engine. I think many...

Agreed, it's the aerobic engine. I think many racers do too much intensity and don't focus on the lower end aerobic base enough. Even 2x20s imo are typically done too hard by many (probably because...
06-25-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,278
Posted By Hermes

IMO, it is the size of the aerobic engine that...

IMO, it is the size of the aerobic engine that matters. For a UCI grand tour pro, they can sit in the peloton in recovery or low z2. At that aerobic level, they are not burning much glycogen. And...
06-21-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 34,193
Posted By Doge

U23 ITT did not work out so well. We flew in and...

U23 ITT did not work out so well. We flew in and got to hotel for bike check about 5:30PM before close @6:00 the evening before. Extensions were 1cm over. That messed with cables (too long to go...
06-20-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 34,193
Posted By cmh

Two races this week: Tuesday PIR weeknight...

Two races this week:
Tuesday PIR weeknight race. Flat course, 16, 2 mile laps. Strong wind with a tailwind finish. Maybe I was sore from the weekend, but it felt really hard. Pretty constant...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By str8jakett

I've been riding the UNO for a year with two...

I've been riding the UNO for a year with two different shoes, a Northwave and a Louis Garneau and no issues hitting the pod.
06-19-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5,866
Views: 392,219
Posted By Yep

I've been on my Giant Advanced for the last 11...

I've been on my Giant Advanced for the last 11 years, and it's been a good ride, but for that whole time I haven't had a backup bike. My old Giant can now be my training/backup bike and I'll finally...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,112
Posted By noodle soup

So it made zero sense for you to buy that bike.

So it made zero sense for you to buy that bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,112
Posted By PepeM

Why would a sponsored professional be paying for...

Why would a sponsored professional be paying for his own bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,112
Posted By noodle soup

:foo: So how much is your Ti bike worth?

:foo:

So how much is your Ti bike worth?
06-17-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 34,193
Posted By cmh

Volunteer Park Crit in Seattle, 50+, 35min race...

Volunteer Park Crit in Seattle, 50+, 35min race on a 1k course with a hill every lap and no technical corners, 4th place. I was near the front from a lap in (with 25 racers on a non-technical...
06-16-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 34,193
Posted By Heathpack

2019 National Senior Games, Women’s 50-54, 1st of 13, won by 50 seconds

My second of two races today and I felt really good. Won by a good margin, this was my fastest 10K time ever too.

We had a slight headwind uphill outbound leg and tailwind downhill return leg....
06-15-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 34,193
Posted By Heathpack

2019 National Senior Games, Albuquerque, W50-54, 1st of 12

Won it by 14 seconds. Raced pretty well but I think I could have gone harder. I had some tough training rides earlier in the week in which I really was crushed by the altitude, and this led me to...
06-14-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4,109
Views: 199,997
Posted By cmh

Flat****** don't forget to add up the miles you...

Flat****** don't forget to add up the miles you are keeping off your vehicle by commuting. $0.545 is the cost to drive each mile (per the IRS). It would be plain wrong to not spend that on bike stuff.
06-13-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 3,580,682
Posted By caloso

103F, dusty as hell, and I bout nearly soiled...

103F, dusty as hell, and I bout nearly soiled myself on all the rocky downhills, but boy that was fun. Next year I'm getting a mountain bike. (photo by She-Bixxel)
...
06-13-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 34,193
Posted By cmh

Mt Tabor series race 3, 50+, 3rd place of 14...

Mt Tabor series race 3, 50+, 3rd place of 14 racers:
This is a very short race - 5 x 1.3 mile laps with 140ft climb each lap, start/finish is 2/3 of the way up the climb. Despite being very short,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,019
Posted By PepeM

In a group ride, I'd think that the number of PRs...

In a group ride, I'd think that the number of PRs you get will be dictated by the group's pace, not your own performance on any given bike.
06-11-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 34,193
Posted By cmh

Raced the Hammer Velo Crit last weekend, in the...

Raced the Hammer Velo Crit last weekend, in the combined 40/50/60+ 123 field which had about 30 riders total (but scored separately). The course is a very non-technical 1km 'D' with 2 wide corners...
06-11-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 34,193
Posted By Doge

Absolutely. He IS training. Just not so much on...

Absolutely. He IS training. Just not so much on the bike. The weight routine has got 100% of his attention as does the other aerobic stuff.
There is politics (like everywhere here). Colonial sees...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,284
Posted By HTupolev

There's never a need. What is "need" anyway? If...

There's never a need. What is "need" anyway? If you're not competing professionally, then what are your "needs?" Even in fairly elite amateur racing, a prime sprint might win you a pair of socks, and...
06-09-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,790
Posted By carpediemracing

This is a familiar question/problem. The issue...

This is a familiar question/problem. The issue here is usually being uncomfortable with others around your front wheel and bars. I call this the "Sphere" as the old timers in the forum will know....
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