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12-01-11, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,099
Posted By tandemnh

Best Cold Weather Boot Covers

I live in the NorthEast and looking for boot covers to keep warm to extend my riding maybe all winter. I ride primarily on-road. What are the suggestions and how low can the go?
10-15-11, 02:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,223
Posted By tandemnh

I'll toss in my 2 cents here from the perspective...

I'll toss in my 2 cents here from the perspective of owning the same bike first with a double then a triple. I purchased a Cannondale R2000 double in 2004. I rode that bike up until last year then...
09-19-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,050
Posted By tandemnh

This was me on my last day of 11th grade. Wet...

This was me on my last day of 11th grade. Wet rainy day downtown Rochester, NH and some guy opens his car door with out looking. I ended up on my back in the car lane with a car coming to a...
09-19-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By tandemnh

Thanks for the support. It was great going into...

Thanks for the support. It was great going into the office today. My co-workers were asking about the ride and seemed impressed. Of course they may have thought I was slightly nuts, but hey they were...
09-19-11, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By tandemnh

First 100+ Ride This Past Weekend!!

Well I finally did it. My first 100+ mile ride (108 miles total). We rode from Loon Mountain in NH to Londonderry NH. The distance was more than Map My Ride laid out and the climbing was quite a bit...
09-01-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By tandemnh

I picked up my 2004 Cannondale R2000 Triple on...

I picked up my 2004 Cannondale R2000 Triple on Craigslist this year for $1500. It had never been riden. It about what I paid for the bike (double) in 2004. Gave the double to my son so went looking...
08-31-11, 04:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,425
Posted By tandemnh

Not only do they look great, they are a very nice...

Not only do they look great, they are a very nice quality and the graphics are very professional...
08-21-11, 09:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 958
Posted By tandemnh

I've always been very fortunate any time I have...

I've always been very fortunate any time I have not unclipped and fell over. Each time I managed to come out unhurt... I landed on my pride... :bike2:
08-19-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 29,995
Posted By tandemnh

Ok, okay, ok... let's all agree to go out and buy...

Ok, okay, ok... let's all agree to go out and buy a meter! How accurate they may be, your legs will tell you how accurate they are. When it starts to hurt more, I bet the grade is getting steeper!
08-19-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,767
Posted By tandemnh

On our tandem 45 mph in a 30 mph zone and other...

On our tandem 45 mph in a 30 mph zone and other times 35 mph on more flat 30 mph roads.

On my single as often as I can generate the speed. On the Monday night LBS ride I ride with the faster...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-11, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26,827
Views: 16,853,570
Posted By tandemnh

Great ride! I have my 1984 Schwinn Super Le Tour....

Great ride! I have my 1984 Schwinn Super Le Tour. I'll take some pics and add them later. Love riding the old school. Bought the bike for $150 brand new as I had installed their phone system and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-11, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,872,992
Posted By tandemnh

This would be considered a CAAD7 frame.

This would be considered a CAAD7 frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,872,992
Posted By tandemnh

Just bought this bike new a couple weeks ago....

Just bought this bike new a couple weeks ago. Less than 1/2 mile on it for testing purposes. Owner had it stored at Canada vacation home. Rode his other bikes never this one. I had the same bike but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-11, 04:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,957
Posted By tandemnh

2004 Cannondale R2000 Triple, I liked my 2004...

2004 Cannondale R2000 Triple, I liked my 2004 Cannondale R2000 Douple so much I recently bought the triple. It had never been riden, less than 1/2 mile.

At 52 the triple is a big help when racing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-11, 04:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,611
Posted By tandemnh

It becomes a personal preference and what and...

It becomes a personal preference and what and where you ride. I recently bought a C'Dale R2000 Triple and have bought replacement cassettes to swap out depending on the road to be traveled. Having...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-11, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26,827
Views: 16,853,570
Posted By tandemnh

Recently I added a second 2004 Cannondale R2000,...

Recently I added a second 2004 Cannondale R2000, this time a triple. Bought it through Craig's List, first time shopping on it.

Turns out the owner had it in his vacation home in Canada and never...
06-02-11, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25,398
Views: 2,499,765
Posted By tandemnh

6-7 miler with my son... mountain bike. What a...

6-7 miler with my son... mountain bike. What a work out. As usual bruses, scrapes and cuts. Always head home to the wife with blood dripping down my leg(s). With about 5 crashes I survived and...
06-02-11, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,448
Posted By tandemnh

Okay so this is off the subject. But I liked...

Okay so this is off the subject. But I liked checking out your link. Your route circled around where we used to live in Dublin. We had a home on Crossridge Rd 13+ years ago. Its great to be able to...
05-27-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25,398
Views: 2,499,765
Posted By tandemnh

23+ miles today, focused on climbing, did ~1500'...

23+ miles today, focused on climbing, did ~1500' of climbing. Rode up a 9% grade twice and several 6%-8% hills. It was 90F today after 3pm so the heat made for a good push, lots of drinking.

Get...
05-25-11, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 413,127
Posted By tandemnh

40 miler today. Managed to maintain an avg speed...

40 miler today. Managed to maintain an avg speed of 19.7 mph for the first 25+ miles, finished with an avg of 18.56 mph. One of the more, though few flatter courses. A total of 1397' of climbing.
...
05-25-11, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25,398
Views: 2,499,765
Posted By tandemnh

Good ride this evening, I went for 40 miles....

Good ride this evening, I went for 40 miles. Weather was great so I took to the road. For the first 25+ miles I averaged 19.7 mph. I was pushing myself to improve on overall riding. I finished the...
05-24-11, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By tandemnh

One thing I had read is that we absorb water from...

One thing I had read is that we absorb water from fruit, vegi's etc. better through the food we eat. Keep you bottles full as you will miss out on you liquid in take with the dehydrator. You will...
05-24-11, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25,398
Views: 2,499,765
Posted By tandemnh

Rode 32 miles, mostly in the rain. I rode my 2005...

Rode 32 miles, mostly in the rain. I rode my 2005 Specialized Allez Sport with rear rack and fenders. I thought I would ride my comuter bike in case it rained. Truned out after mile 2 or so, that's...
05-22-11, 09:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,355
Posted By tandemnh

I beleive you may get the chance to place an...

I beleive you may get the chance to place an order in the Fall. Keep an eye out. I have one for the wife, hope to get a tandem picture of the two of us this weekend if the weather is good.
05-22-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,355
Posted By tandemnh

Let's try this again. 202990202989202991 ...

Let's try this again.

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In the one pic you can see my finishing time for the 22 miles, 2284' climb TTT
05-22-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 413,127
Posted By tandemnh

I played it a bit conservative as I wasn't sure...

I played it a bit conservative as I wasn't sure what to expect for my first time "racing" against the clock.

My time was 1 hr 36 min 10 sec. I finished 108, funny thing is, my assigned number was...
05-22-11, 11:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,355
Posted By tandemnh

Okay here we go actaul from the rode (race)...

Okay here we go actaul from the rode (race) pictures of my jersey:

http://sz0054.wc.mail.comcast.net/service/home/~/IMG-20110521-00026.jpg?auth=co&loc=en_US&id=193721&part=2
...
05-22-11, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25,398
Views: 2,499,765
Posted By tandemnh

I rode yesterday!!! I did it! Successfully...

I rode yesterday!!!

I did it! Successfully completed my 1st TT, Crank the Kank. I took the smart approach and felt I learned a lot and with a couple planned revisits of the route over the summer...
05-22-11, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 413,127
Posted By tandemnh

I did it! Successfully completed my 1st TT, Crank...

I did it! Successfully completed my 1st TT, Crank the Kank. I took the smart approach and felt I learned a lot and with a couple planned revisits of the route over the summer we are planning to run...
05-19-11, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 413,127
Posted By tandemnh

About 34.5 hours away from the Crank the Kank TT...

About 34.5 hours away from the Crank the Kank TT this Saturday morning. Feeling good and excited for my first "official" bike race. I appreciated the advice on training and preparing, I feel ready,...
05-15-11, 07:06 AM
Replies: 25,398
Views: 2,499,765
Posted By tandemnh

I rode Saturday 56 miles >3150' climbing ...

I rode Saturday

56 miles
>3150' climbing
Max speed 38 mph
Avg speed 17.25 mph
Avg Cad 74 rpm
Temp 65 F

Good ride up and down all day. Kept HR between 150-162 most of the ride. Next...
05-14-11, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 413,127
Posted By tandemnh

I rode 56 miles with a little over 3150' of...

I rode 56 miles with a little over 3150' of climbing. There was probably 20+ hills of varying lengths about half between 6-9% grade. I averaged about 17.25 mph for the ride, hitting a max of about 38...
05-10-11, 06:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 24,414
Posted By tandemnh

I've been riding a 2004 C"dale R2000 for the past...

I've been riding a 2004 C"dale R2000 for the past 7 years and it climbs so well that when I gave my bike to my son I bought an unriden 2004 C"dale R2000, this time as a triple. I crank hard up hill...
05-10-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25,398
Views: 2,499,765
Posted By tandemnh

I rode yesterday 28 miles with LBS. Good fast...

I rode yesterday 28 miles with LBS. Good fast ride burnt over 1200 cal. Today's my off day, thinking about riding to work tomorrow. May rain, may wimp out.
05-10-11, 04:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,089
Posted By tandemnh

From what I understand you will pass out before...

From what I understand you will pass out before your heart stops beating... it's the bodies way of saying you are over doing it. Of course that is a rough way to find out if your cycling at the time....
05-10-11, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 413,127
Posted By tandemnh

I'll be working this schedule in next week, the...

I'll be working this schedule in next week, the week of the race. The 28 miles took about 1.5 hours, maybe a little under. I'm hoping to be under 1.5 hrs for the TT considering it is uphill for 22...
05-10-11, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 413,127
Posted By tandemnh

Yes, I have been working in the basic format both...

Yes, I have been working in the basic format both outdoors and when needed in doors on a trainer. Always amazed how I feel the our door ride is much better.

So I will plan to intensify the earlier...
05-10-11, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By tandemnh

When this happens it brings the reality of...

When this happens it brings the reality of cycling home to all of us. We read about vehicles hitting riders but don't give a lot of thought about individually going down on our own. I read that he...
05-10-11, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 413,127
Posted By tandemnh

Last night was another LBS ride night for the...

Last night was another LBS ride night for the faster pace set. There were over 30 bikes. Broke down into 3 groups to start. I went with the 10+me group which was the second group. I should have been...
05-05-11, 07:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 24,414
Posted By tandemnh

Well I want to say my 2004 C"dale R2000 double. I...

Well I want to say my 2004 C"dale R2000 double. I went looking for another hill to climb. The Mavic Ksyrium SL wheelset were a breeze to climb with.

In fact when I gave the bike recently to my son...
05-05-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,435
Posted By tandemnh

One other note. I now have 3 cassettes to swap...

One other note. I now have 3 cassettes to swap depending on the ride (12-23, 12-27, 12-30). With the triple (52-42-30) I can go anywhere and enjoy the ride. Most of the time I ride with the 12-27...
05-05-11, 06:00 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,435
Posted By tandemnh

I bought the 30T cassette and found my rear...

I bought the 30T cassette and found my rear derailleur required a longer screw (took from an old MTB derailleur I had in the garrage) and a 10T cog to replace the top cog in the Ultegra rear...
05-05-11, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 413,127
Posted By tandemnh

Some great input for getting ready for the TT. My...

Some great input for getting ready for the TT. My first one so I have been pushing a little harder to build strength and endurance. Good thought about scalling back a bit during the final week up to...
05-03-11, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 413,127
Posted By tandemnh

Thanks that makes sense. I will be working this...

Thanks that makes sense. I will be working this into my schedule. My goal is to break 1 1/2 hours, pushing to come closer to 1 1/4 hours.

First time "racing" so I am excited to give it a go.
05-03-11, 06:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,684
Posted By tandemnh

"Obsolete" means buy my new product. Certainly...

"Obsolete" means buy my new product. Certainly newer products have to improve or why would they be paying the designers and engineers all that money for?

Now if ai were a "true" racer with any...
05-03-11, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25,398
Views: 2,499,765
Posted By tandemnh

Yesterday I did the LBS ride. Must have been over...

Yesterday I did the LBS ride. Must have been over 30 bikes. 26.70 miles at good speed with climbing. Nothing drastic but fun and challenging. On one climb while others were struggling up the climb I...
05-03-11, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 413,127
Posted By tandemnh

Excuse my ignorance but can you explain: z4...

Excuse my ignorance but can you explain:

z4
SST
z5

I beleive I get the point from the numbers you laid out in the original explanation.
05-03-11, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 401,052
Posted By tandemnh

First time checking out this post. ...

First time checking out this post.



1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
I still have my "84 Schwinn Super Le Tour, a 12 speed that I turned into an 18 speed (triple) back in the mid...
05-03-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 413,127
Posted By tandemnh

In regard to training/preparing for the May 21st...

In regard to training/preparing for the May 21st ride. What suggestions might there be to set a "schedule" going forward to be better prepared for race day?

What wrks for you as you come closer...
05-03-11, 04:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,509
Posted By tandemnh

Look for one that is in your price range and has...

Look for one that is in your price range and has close to what you are looking for. I have a wrist heart rate monitor that I have had for 6+ years now. I misplaced (somewher in the house) the chest...
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