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09-22-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By SapInMyBlood

I have 56/65mm deep rim brake carbon wheels from...

I have 56/65mm deep rim brake carbon wheels from LB and the braking surface is fine / sweet. (single rider, not tandem). I'd go for disc's for a tandem unless you have no other choice
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,386
Posted By SapInMyBlood

Neither treadmills, nor planes, existed when...

Neither treadmills, nor planes, existed when Bernoulli made public his ideas on fluid mechanics.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,386
Posted By SapInMyBlood

Bernoulli says it won't

Bernoulli says it won't
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 243,761
Posted By SapInMyBlood

That's a super sweet looking racey steel rig 👌

That's a super sweet looking racey steel rig 👌
Forum: Touring
09-03-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,755
Posted By SapInMyBlood

I haven't experienced any issues myself wearing...

I haven't experienced any issues myself wearing the camelbak, apart from the odd time i put a hard edged object awkwardly inside it, and feel it prodding my back.

I'm simply sharing those as...
Forum: Touring
09-02-21, 02:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,755
Posted By SapInMyBlood

I've done rides up to 230 miles per day, so maybe...

I've done rides up to 230 miles per day, so maybe those changes accrue over longer periods of time

And I have also used light camelbaks (my salomon trail running bag is my fave) and my evoc 26l...
Forum: Touring
08-31-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,755
Posted By SapInMyBlood

They work great; the only downside is added...

They work great; the only downside is added weight and (arguably) less cooling

The added weight means more pressure on your hands, more strain on your lower back and more weight on your sit bones...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 243,761
Posted By SapInMyBlood

https://www.ambmag.com.au/feature/tested-fidlock-w...

https://www.ambmag.com.au/feature/tested-fidlock-water-bottle-550264

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08-25-21, 02:54 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,991
Posted By SapInMyBlood

I've been thinking about getting this tatttoed on...

I've been thinking about getting this tatttoed on my ass cheek for quite a while !
Replies: 88
Views: 8,063
Posted By SapInMyBlood

I want MOAR! Photos? Strava? Stats? Story...

I want MOAR!
Photos? Strava? Stats? Story writeup ?
08-22-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 25,973
Posted By SapInMyBlood

We did a 4 day loop, 1 island per day utilizing...

We did a 4 day loop, 1 island per day utilizing all the ferries. She needed to suffer a bit anyways :P
We put 90% of the gear in my panniers and she just carried her clothes
08-22-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 25,973
Posted By SapInMyBlood

Where are all the hills?! I remember Orcas island...

Where are all the hills?! I remember Orcas island being brutal (Mostly from the memories of my girlfriend crying on the side of the road)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By SapInMyBlood

Put a cadence field in your Garmin data screen...

Put a cadence field in your Garmin data screen and it should auto populate with data from the power meter. No, it won't show up or detect as a separate cadence sensor
Replies: 88
Views: 8,063
Posted By SapInMyBlood

God damn that's some hills!

God damn that's some hills!
Replies: 20
Views: 914
Posted By SapInMyBlood

Without more details about your bike geo, let's...

Without more details about your bike geo, let's assume it's upright like most MTB's ...

Look at what other MTBers are riding on their bikes. WTB Volt is a pretty common shape for MTBs. Pretty flat...
08-13-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By SapInMyBlood

I've bought a lot of non-critical things from...

I've bought a lot of non-critical things from alirxpress, ie shiny bar tape, little Garmin mounts, valve caps..
And I've also bought a carbon seatpost which I've been using for roughly 4000km now,...
08-13-21, 03:05 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,388
Posted By SapInMyBlood

I enjoy road riding, and gravel, and mountain...

I enjoy road riding, and gravel, and mountain biking, and $12k can get me a nice bike in each of those domains

But one of those René herse bikes would be a randonneur for life ❤️😍
Forum: Commuting
08-12-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,206
Posted By SapInMyBlood

Same here. People are wusses. They're shorts for...

Same here. People are wusses. They're shorts for pete's sake. My girlfriend wears my shorts when she runs out of hers ...

Just to everyone's dismay, the city nearest you probably has a...
08-11-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 25,973
Posted By SapInMyBlood

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08-09-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,702
Posted By SapInMyBlood

My "gravel" bike fits 29x3" 👌 Salsa...

My "gravel" bike fits 29x3" 👌 Salsa Fargo
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,683
Posted By SapInMyBlood

There's also group rides that will push you way...

There's also group rides that will push you way more than a zwift ride in a way.

There are rides around me that average 37-40+ kph over a 50k course.. That's not racing, that's just a Saturday...
08-08-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 23,273
Posted By SapInMyBlood

Good luck ascending at 80kph :lol:

Good luck ascending at 80kph :lol:
08-05-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,096
Posted By SapInMyBlood

I did a 210k ride on Aug 1st (in the pouring rain...

I did a 210k ride on Aug 1st (in the pouring rain and 60kph headwinds...) and I'd like to try and squeeze in 1 more 300k before the month's end. And a couple of group rides to catch up with riding...
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By SapInMyBlood

I'm hoping that wax may be the solution to that....

I'm hoping that wax may be the solution to that. If I can get 600k out of a wax I'll be a happy camper.. Then maybe top up with squirt on 1200s
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By SapInMyBlood

Waxed chains and heavy rains?

For those of you doing 300+ km rides.. What are you using for chain maintenance, in terms of lube?

I've been using squirt for a while now, but I find that inevitably on 300k rides it starts to...
08-02-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 25,973
Posted By SapInMyBlood

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07-29-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,067
Posted By SapInMyBlood

OP was asking about a balanced "all-season/year...

OP was asking about a balanced "all-season/year round" training regime including cycling and weight lifting. I'm simply pointing out it's possible

I wouldn't be as happy if I didn't get to climb...
07-29-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,067
Posted By SapInMyBlood

Am I elite world class level? No. But I'm...

Am I elite world class level? No.

But I'm happy that I can do a 40-50 hour work week climbing big trees, do full splits, deadlift 190kg and also complete sub 36 hour 600k's with a 29kph moving...
Replies: 82
Views: 2,924
Posted By SapInMyBlood

Cinq has some nifty drop bar adapters to use...

Cinq has some nifty drop bar adapters to use normal shifters

https://cinq.de/en/shifting-technology/360/shift-r-road-for-rohloff

I also recall a company having a Di2 conversion mod to use any...
07-29-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,067
Posted By SapInMyBlood

I have no problem keeping a super physical job...

I have no problem keeping a super physical job (climbing arborist), weight training doing big lifts (bench press, squats, deadlifts, weighted dips, overhead press, etc) and still completing 200-600k...
07-26-21, 03:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,926
Posted By SapInMyBlood

My 1700m ride on Saturday turned into a 2400m...

My 1700m ride on Saturday turned into a 2400m ride in real life 😂

Those extra 700m are way harder when you don't know they're coming
Forum: Commuting
07-24-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 13,199
Posted By SapInMyBlood

That's really neat! I guess it's more suitable...

That's really neat! I guess it's more suitable for alloy bars than carbon ones haha

And honestly $120 for a basket + bag combo isn't that expensive compared to the other options out there
Forum: Commuting
07-24-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 13,199
Posted By SapInMyBlood

I would love to commute on that beauty 😍 What's...

I would love to commute on that beauty 😍
What's the basket attachment on the handlebars?
07-22-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By SapInMyBlood

My only pactimo experience was an ultralight rain...

My only pactimo experience was an ultralight rain jacket, which had the breathability of a garbage bag. I returned that and never bought another pactimo product

I'll be keeping an eye on this...
07-19-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,653
Posted By SapInMyBlood

Give it some time to acclimatize. I'm an arborist...

Give it some time to acclimatize. I'm an arborist by trade, spending long days doing heavy lifting, climbing, lugging around a chainsaw through canopies. Lots of vertical feet everyday climbing up...
Replies: 88
Views: 8,063
Posted By SapInMyBlood

Cool! I'm guessing a 300 or 600 would count in...

Cool! I'm guessing a 300 or 600 would count in lieu as well ?

That's an impressive accomplishment, especially in the cold states...
Replies: 88
Views: 8,063
Posted By SapInMyBlood

What's this r-11 / r12 stuff?

What's this r-11 / r12 stuff?
Forum: Commuting
07-13-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 13,199
Posted By SapInMyBlood

I appreciate your posts 🤗 Since moving to...

I appreciate your posts 🤗

Since moving to the city my commute has turned into a 18km bike path ride along the highway, with a plethora of multi sided thorns and industrial debris. To top it off, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,070
Posted By SapInMyBlood

Like this? ...

Like this?
https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ7ZiNvBy5k/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_rid=d53dee88-6c73-4275-abed-4d16d4a35a34&ig_mid=942866A6-B784-4E3C-9B98-E5EB663F9B2A
07-08-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,823
Posted By SapInMyBlood

Most gravel bikes are 40-50mm . Gatorskin 32's...

Most gravel bikes are 40-50mm . Gatorskin 32's are not designed to be gravel tyres ...
07-05-21, 05:06 PM
07-05-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,425
Posted By SapInMyBlood

I can maintain 29-30k / hour moving averages on...

I can maintain 29-30k / hour moving averages on 200k rides fasted. And I'm a firm believer that it has significant carry over enabling 30-31k averages on 600k rides
07-05-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,255
Posted By SapInMyBlood

I've worn glasses pretty religiously ever since I...

I've worn glasses pretty religiously ever since I had a rock, kicked up by a passing semi, hit my glasses going 40+ kph

Now I bring a set of sunnies with interchangeable lenses, clear lenses for...
07-05-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,602
Posted By SapInMyBlood

100k on road could be a 3 hour ride. 100k on...

100k on road could be a 3 hour ride.

100k on gravel could be a 6 hour ride... Distance =/= time in saddle

You also generally have a lot more bumps / vibrations in off-road riding, which causes...
07-05-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,425
Posted By SapInMyBlood

Depends on your nutritional training / metabolic...

Depends on your nutritional training / metabolic predisposition through your day to day eating. I've done up to 200k rides fasted (water+salt), and have also done a lot of long distance riding, both...
07-04-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,197
Posted By SapInMyBlood

On some hills, 80-90kph is doable and safe ; good...

On some hills, 80-90kph is doable and safe ; good vis, good asphalt, no driveways, sweeping bends...
On other hills, 40-50kph might be the limit
Depends on your skills / brakes / experience / balls
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 12:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,023
Posted By SapInMyBlood

My 2015 roubaix has a 950g frame and 390g fork,...

My 2015 roubaix has a 950g frame and 390g fork, for reference..
07-01-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 991
Posted By SapInMyBlood

What shifting issues have you had exactly? ...

What shifting issues have you had exactly?

Those chainrings look brand spanking new, your bike shop is on some good ****
07-01-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By SapInMyBlood

30kph on a century is pretty damn decent 👌

30kph on a century is pretty damn decent 👌
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 994
Posted By SapInMyBlood

What's the difference in exposed seatpost between...

What's the difference in exposed seatpost between the two frames? My bikes (roubaix + Fargo) both have quite a slanted toptube and the exposed s'est post is able to flex a fair amount, resulting in a...
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