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Posted By knoxtnhorn

I really liked it as well. Actually, I liked it...

I really liked it as well. Actually, I liked it enough to want to start training to do this in 2 years. I doubt I'd ever get to the point at which I'd actually compete. I'd be more interested in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By knoxtnhorn

I've used Ride With GPS before. I don't have a...

I've used Ride With GPS before. I don't have a Garmin. I almost always plot my rides before making them. I guess I'm just looking for some real-time info to check while I'm on the bike. If, for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-15, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Strava, MmR, etc... Way to see elevation while riding?

Am I missing it? I've got both of the apps mentioned in the title. I'd like to see the line graph of elevation as I ride. I know I can see it both before and after a ride but is there a way to see...
01-16-15, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,836
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Sorry. I meant the smallest gear on the back...

Sorry. I meant the smallest gear on the back wheel. I checked and the derailleur isn't moving when flipping the handle. It's got to be a broken cable, yes? It happened while I was biking on a...
01-16-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,836
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Rear derailleur stuck in lowest gear...

I was on my trainer. I don't recall hearing a pop. Nothing is stuck. The shifter moves but doesn't shift the rear gear out of the lowest gear. Any idea? I was out of saddle when it happened if...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-14, 04:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,554
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Awesome. Thanks for the reply. Makes perfect...

Awesome. Thanks for the reply. Makes perfect sense.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-14, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,554
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Two quick effort/workout questions re: efficiency and recovery

1) Let's say you're on a short climb which, for me, is about 2 minutes long. I give a hard enough, out-of-saddle effort so that my legs are screaming as I go over the top. My instinct is to coast...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-14, 12:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,569
Posted By knoxtnhorn

I've done both, with very little preparation and...

I've done both, with very little preparation and some major mistakes. The marathon was much harder.

I'm relatively fit, play sports, etc...

I got my first road bike and completed a 112 mile...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,576
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Thanks again for all the advice. I'm giving TN...

Thanks again for all the advice. I'm giving TN Sports Med a call next week. My fitter will do another assessment for free after my inherent issues are resolved.
Forum: Southeast
05-30-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 55,071
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Hey Stardust. Knoxville here. I did the Ride...

Hey Stardust. Knoxville here. I did the Ride the Plains ride and ended up in the video on YouTube. Riding solo a few seconds in - just after leaving the parking lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-14, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,576
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Thanks for all the input. To answer some...

Thanks for all the input. To answer some questions...

I had issues before the fit. When getting the fit, I noticed that the fitter seemed perplexed at a couple of things which kind of fits the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-14, 05:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,576
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Professional fit doesn't seem to be working. What next?

So I finally caved and did a professional fit seeing as how this was always the de facto response to almost any question about comfort and pain relief on a bike. I believe it has helped a tad but...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Insoles - adverse effect?

Perhaps I'm over-analyzing this or perhaps I'm on to something. Just wanted to get your thoughts.

I've been trying to get my fit down which has been difficult due to structural issues with my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-14, 05:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,512
Posted By knoxtnhorn

LOL. I had a horrible experience with TDC about...

LOL. I had a horrible experience with TDC about 3 years ago. Completely my fault. I joined at team from a LBS that insinuated that we could donate to be on the team but the LBS would raise the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-14, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Well, I damn near froze to death riding the...

Well, I damn near froze to death riding the Frostbite 50 in Knoxville. Started snowing a bit halfway through. Still a good time. I was not prepared for my first true cold-weather ride. It must...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,868
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Funny thing about the Jerky Boys as applies to...

Funny thing about the Jerky Boys as applies to this site...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPYH3Ky0bVA

"Ohh. Does it have speeds???"

Anyway, I ordered a saddle online. It's wider and has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,868
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Thanks for the responses. I'm going to a bike...

Thanks for the responses. I'm going to a bike shop today and taking my current saddle. I'll let you know how far off my measurements were. FWIW, I kept the saddle the bike came with. I'm assuming...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,868
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Bike sit. Saddle is tearing the $%^ out of me. /Sol Rosenburg

I'm trying to determine if, perhaps, my seat is too narrow. I mean, it looks narrow just looking at it.

I've followed the instructions to get my sit measurement and have come up with about 143mm....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-14, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,000
Posted By knoxtnhorn

For what it's worth, I signed up and am about to...

For what it's worth, I signed up and am about to get ready to start Trainerroad. I understand what y'all were saying (above) now. Trainerroad has the workouts for all Sufferlandia workouts. I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,278
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Quick question for those that use Trainerroad

I've finally got everything set up and am ready to do my first Trainerroad workout.

I understand the concept(s) behind wanting to keep tire pressure and trainer tension constant from workout to...
01-13-14, 06:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 499
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Garmin Speed/cadence and ANT+ key not communicating...

I've ordered the above and have installed both. The GSC 10 is fitted to my bike and working properly. The software for the ANT+ key seems to also be installed; however, the speed/cadence device is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-14, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,000
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Ok. I get that the Sufferfest vids aren't...

Ok. I get that the Sufferfest vids aren't needed. So, what am I supposed to do on the 25th (opening day)? Some random workout or does Trainerroad provide a certain workout through its website that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,000
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Trainerroad / Sufferlandia

Ok. So y'all have convinced me to join trainerroad. I anxiously await my power meter from Amazon to get started.

That being said, have any of y'all done or are planning to do Sufferlandia? If...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-14, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By knoxtnhorn

As you can see from my inability to post a link...

As you can see from my inability to post a link properly, you're dealing with a newbie when it comes to tech.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Garmin ANT+, Garmin Heart Rate Monitor, Iphone4 (Last ?; I promise)

So, I'm still trying to figure this stuff out as it pertains to joininghttp://www.trainerroad.com. Since I'm stuck with an Iphone 4, my options are limited to the heart rate choice for the program. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 991
Posted By knoxtnhorn

My wife and I are on a grandfathered plan via a...

My wife and I are on a grandfathered plan via a friend our ours that is a Sprint engineer. I can get a new phone for $50; however, our plan would go up $50 a month.

Guess I'd also have to foot...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-14, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 991
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Halp! Wahoo or other cycling tool w/ Iphone 4?

So I'm in an unenviable position where I'm stuck with an Iphone 4 but it appears as if all the cadence/power meter products I've come across are only compatible with Iphone 4S and up. I'm kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-13, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Thanks for all the suggestions. Pouring through...

Thanks for all the suggestions. Pouring through them now.

To answer above. I meant I had the bike fitness of a hypothetical Cat 5. I wasn't good enough for the fastest pace rides but the casual...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-13, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Any suggestions on a training book or website?

I'm looking for something that'll get me in shape for the summer. Disclaimer: I'd say I'm a Category 7 if there was such a thing. I'm 6'; 200 lbs right now. I'm in ok shape but not near good...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,926
Posted By knoxtnhorn

^^Geez. Please allow me to add some levity to...

^^Geez. Please allow me to add some levity to this and to what's to come.

Cycling through a park in Knoxville, TN. Headed to a tailgate on a game day a couple of years ago. There's a couple on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-13, 01:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,783
Posted By knoxtnhorn

I have DirectTV and get a ton of cycling events...

I have DirectTV and get a ton of cycling events as I've set up my DVR to record anything using the key word(s) "road biking". (At least I think that's the search I use.) Anyway, the events come on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Knee pain. Seat up, down, forward, or back?

I can't remember.

I've been having patellar (kneecap and below the kneecap) pain for years. I'm trying to isolate the problem. On one hand, both knees are reconstructed '94 and '98. I also...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-13, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Something I don't get... knee pain, mashing, climbing

So, it's pretty common knowledge that the mashing of pedals is a pretty good way to invite all sorts of knee issues and pain. Having had two reconstructive knee surgeries and always in some sort of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-13, 11:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,963
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Awesome. Thx for all the info. I worried that...

Awesome. Thx for all the info. I worried that it was a stupid question.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-13, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,963
Posted By knoxtnhorn

How much does tire quality matter?

My road bike tires are starting to look pretty crappy. I'm going to order a new set. Starting with the fact that I am far from a professional rider, how much does the quality matter? I guess there...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Really quick, and hopefully easy, saddle question....

I've been riding a traditional road bike saddle for the 2-3 years I've been on the bike. It's uncomfortable as hell. I feel like it's splitting me in half. Figured I'd eventually get used to it. ...
07-09-13, 09:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,885
Posted By knoxtnhorn

That's the team strategy. Some riders in a team...

That's the team strategy. Some riders in a team will take the lead and mash as hard as possible for a certain distance at the end. He'll drop and teammate #2...
Forum: Texas
07-05-13, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Awesome. Thanks. I'll probably be doing one of...

Awesome. Thanks. I'll probably be doing one of those you've (CreakyKnees) suggested.
Forum: Texas
07-02-13, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Cool. Thanks. Completely forgot about...

Cool. Thanks. Completely forgot about Richardson Bike Mart.
Forum: Texas
07-01-13, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By knoxtnhorn

NE Dallas/Garland/Richards last week of July - where to bike?

I grew up in the area and visit about once a year; however, I'm ignorant when it comes to places to bike. When I was young, you could head East on Coit road and ride for miles without any traffic. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-13, 06:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,696
Posted By knoxtnhorn

BTW, thanks for all the thoughts and suggestions.

BTW, thanks for all the thoughts and suggestions.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,696
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Interesting. I wasn't even factoring in...

Interesting. I wasn't even factoring in power/weight. I'm actually not skinny. I'm 6' and weigh 195.

When I'm climbing - again I use the term liberally because I'm not speaking of long,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-13, 03:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,696
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Why do I climb well,relatively speaking, but suck so much on flats???

I understand that there can be several factors at play. For example, a person that mostly cycles in hilly areas will probably be slightly better at said hills than someone that is always cycling on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-13, 05:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,166
Posted By knoxtnhorn

A different take on bikes v. dogs....

This bike v. dog argument gets hashed out on here about once a week. There are lots of ways to defend oneself from a dog or dogs. My issue is with the owners. I know I probably live in an area...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,973
Posted By knoxtnhorn

I ride in this position quite often as it's...

I ride in this position quite often as it's comfortable to me and I'm pretty secure in its stability - at least for me. That being said, I wouldn't ride this way in heavy traffic, turning sharply,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-13, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Thanks for all the advice. I'm going to research...

Thanks for all the advice. I'm going to research each and every bit of advice. I will admit to probably having a weaker core than most cyclists.

I'm going to try something this weekend. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-13, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Back pain specific to climbing...

So I've been having some back issues over the last two years specific to biking and, more specifically, to climbing. I'll make it brief.

-Been biking for 4 years.
-Back pain began gradually last...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-13, 09:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,661
Posted By knoxtnhorn

Recommend me a foam roller por favor...

I have no idea what to look for in a foam roller for a cyclist. As a matter of fact, I had never really considered one until this year. I'm having some SI joint pain. Additionally, after using my...
Forum: Southeast
03-29-13, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,918
Posted By knoxtnhorn

What really sucks about Knoxville is that you'll...

What really sucks about Knoxville is that you'll find really good stretches of road to ride that will suddenly bottleneck to the point at which you lose a lane AND a shoulder. Middlebrook/Hardin...
Forum: Southeast
03-29-13, 04:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By knoxtnhorn

I've dealt with Cedar Bluff Cycles, Harper's, and...

I've dealt with Cedar Bluff Cycles, Harper's, and Fountain City Peddler. They're all good to the point to which I feel guilty when I choose one over the other. Therefore, I actually rotate between...
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