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Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By Perp

Where can I get info on organized rides? Didn't...

Where can I get info on organized rides? Didn't even think about that.

This will be my first time in Europe in general. I'm going with my brother who travels to Europe 2-3x per year, but he won't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By Perp

Help with Euro cycling vacation

This summer, I'm planing to to to Europe for vacation with my bike! I'd want to ride up some nice mountain passes, but needs some recommendations on where to stay / go.

Here's a list of cities...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-15, 01:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,790
Posted By Perp

I also think my lbs was mostly to blame. Been to...

I also think my lbs was mostly to blame. Been to three different ones and never completely satisfied (various services). Bought a bunch of tools and do most myself now, but still not comfortable with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,790
Posted By Perp

They are several years old now, haven't really...

They are several years old now, haven't really used them in awhile either.

At the time, it was pretty hard to get a hold of him which led me to go LBS route. Pus being in Canada was tough with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,790
Posted By Perp

I might be the only person not happy with his...

I might be the only person not happy with his wheels. They were great new, but for me, constantly need to be trued. Had 3 different bike shops retension / true them, but a month later, spokes are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-14, 04:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,004
Posted By Perp

I've tried a couple times, but I think he's too...

I've tried a couple times, but I think he's too busy to reply times I've tried. Not saying I don't like the wheel, just annoying it goes out of true often. Maybe it's time to retire it anyways, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-14, 04:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,004
Posted By Perp

How long do wheels last before they lose tension?...

How long do wheels last before they lose tension? I have a built set from a popular member here and my rear wheels looses tension quite frequently. I've had 3 different shops re-tension but in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-13, 02:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,283
Posted By Perp

For those that did Teffont sufferlandria, that...

For those that did Teffont sufferlandria, that was tough enough. I did them at 95%.

I agree 7/10 is ftp so those vids with 20min intervals are brutal. I use a real power meter. The trainer road...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-13, 06:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,378
Posted By Perp

I'm "lucky" with a fast metabolism, so I don't...

I'm "lucky" with a fast metabolism, so I don't really have to watch my diet (but I try to eat clean / good foods). I don't limit quantity though :)

I'm 5'9" and my off-season weight is around...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 17,311
Posted By Perp

Old pic, looks a bit different now... but posting...

Old pic, looks a bit different now... but posting before SA posts his S2 and /thread

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zmgyz6RODm0/T7RNt7vfG0I/AAAAAAAAAU8/_QHGaJhbVZo/w981-h553-no/%255BUNSET%255D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-13, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,652,195
Posted By Perp

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-e87NyCN-tz8/UYm...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-e87NyCN-tz8/UYmuLmu9hII/AAAAAAAAAfQ/ltLepqinoaU/w400-h533-no/IMG_20130507_181122.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-13, 03:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,148
Posted By Perp

+5lbs here. Trying to make it +10. I lose too...

+5lbs here. Trying to make it +10. I lose too much weigh in the summer, so I want to put on more now while I can. I try to keep gaining until I'm around 13-14%body fat. After that, I'll eat slightly...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-13, 07:24 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,162
Posted By Perp

Anyone win anything? I got the mental training...

Anyone win anything? I got the mental training prize
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,162
Posted By Perp

I'm destroyed. Did both rides @ 95%, was barely...

I'm destroyed. Did both rides @ 95%, was barely getting the targets on revolver. Didn't bring enough liquids and did the final 8 intervals dry. Went all out on the final interval and thought I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-13, 08:50 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,162
Posted By Perp

Looking at your 30 min PB, you should set your...

Looking at your 30 min PB, you should set your FTP to ~250W
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-13, 05:42 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,162
Posted By Perp

Long scream did some damaged. Todays ride really...

Long scream did some damaged. Todays ride really hurt. Not feeling that great now lol
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,162
Posted By Perp

Awesome! My appetite has spiked this past...

Awesome!

My appetite has spiked this past week - constant hunger. Fortunately, I put on minimal "off-season weight" (about 5lbs) and plenty of time to get back to my "summer weight" (about 150lbs)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-13, 05:57 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,162
Posted By Perp

Did Long Scream almost 4% harder than my initial...

Did Long Scream almost 4% harder than my initial ftp - bumping up my virtual ftp 4%
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-13, 11:54 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,162
Posted By Perp

Sounds like your FTP is too low :p

Sounds like your FTP is too low :p
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-13, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,377
Posted By Perp

Full size pic of your Evo please!

Full size pic of your Evo please!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-13, 05:26 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,377
Posted By Perp

Good eyes! I put the level on the flat part of...

Good eyes! I put the level on the flat part of the nose and it is indeed tilted down a bit. I'll move it up till it's level.

Crank is almost standard - 52/36. It's my "hilly" bike. My Cervelo S2...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-13, 03:50 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,162
Posted By Perp

I was doing my ride in a t-storm and kept...

I was doing my ride in a t-storm and kept worrying the power will go out and I'll lose the ride data. And wouldn't want to repeat it!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-13, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,377
Posted By Perp

I used a level on the middle part of the saddle -...

I used a level on the middle part of the saddle - which way do you think it should go? I've done several century rides/races on it and been fine.
I'm always weary of cutting steer tube - mostly for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-13, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,377
Posted By Perp

Going to get new cables for my S-works - help me...

Going to get new cables for my S-works - help me pick a color. Not really wanting black, but I have a terrible eye for getting a nice color. Looking at jagwire set

Here's my bike ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-13, 05:39 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,162
Posted By Perp

Same, did it at 95% but the final interval at...

Same, did it at 95% but the final interval at 100%
I want to do tomorrow @ 100%, but I should have something in the tank for Thursday...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-13, 06:57 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,162
Posted By Perp

Felt strong today. I found I go a lot harder...

Felt strong today. I found I go a lot harder working off perceived effort. On those attacks on fight club, I normally go all out. With Trainer Road, it limits my attack so I'm not as devastated.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-13, 06:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,351
Posted By Perp

I was around 255 and he did around 275. I'd have...

I was around 255 and he did around 275. I'd have to check the ride details to get exact numbers. My friend does ironman races and does the bike leg around 36 km/h at his power.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-13, 08:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,351
Posted By Perp

Here's a vid of my friend and I doing a FTP test ...

Here's a vid of my friend and I doing a FTP test
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dawE1fIQh74
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,351
Posted By Perp

But when you actually do your test, be prepared...

But when you actually do your test, be prepared to suffer for the entire duration. Hopefully, your 2nd half will be stronger than the first. First time I did a 20 min test, I went way too hard at...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-13, 03:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,351
Posted By Perp

Just curious on your weight. I rode with a local...

Just curious on your weight. I rode with a local pro, who's at 5.2W/kg and it's humbling how much faster he can climb.

To be on topic, my FTP on a computrainer was 256W (3.8W/kg). FTP on cyclops...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-13, 12:05 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,162
Posted By Perp

Set my FTP too high for this one, I think I found...

Set my FTP too high for this one, I think I found the sweet spot now (and it's not actually too far off from my measured FTP.)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-13, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,377
Posted By Perp

I went the other way. I had a toupe, and wasn't...

I went the other way. I had a toupe, and wasn't that comfy on if I rode an aggressive position. Moved to the Romin Evo after.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-13, 10:56 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,162
Posted By Perp

Well my FTP is very wrong using their cyclops...

Well my FTP is very wrong using their cyclops fluid2 setting. My FTP measured was 260W, so I set that and did 95%. Found the effort much lower than my usual perceived effort (aka not much suffering)...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-13, 06:17 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,162
Posted By Perp

It'll be the back to back SF videos @ 100% that...

It'll be the back to back SF videos @ 100% that will kill you.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-13, 10:37 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,162
Posted By Perp

If you do the same one over and over probably. I...

If you do the same one over and over probably. I have all of them, so I can mix them up as I please. It's worse knowing the routine as you know how much suffering will come lol.

I still think...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,162
Posted By Perp

I've tried them with a computrainer at my...

I've tried them with a computrainer at my friend's house. Yes, 100% with correct FTP hurts - a lot. My friend emailed them asking what min value can you use, and they said not to do less than 70%......
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-13, 08:06 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,162
Posted By Perp

I ordered a Garmin USB Ant+ stick... if I get it...

I ordered a Garmin USB Ant+ stick... if I get it in time, I'll be joining up. Props to any that finishes and going 100% effort. Can't imagine doing the entire "tour" at max effort. I can barely...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-13, 07:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,277
Posted By Perp

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xreZdUBqpJs
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-13, 08:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,975
Posted By Perp

My S2 rides quite harsh as well. When I switch to...

My S2 rides quite harsh as well. When I switch to my Tarmac, it feels like my rear tire is flat in comparison. I'm going to try to run 25s myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-13, 12:21 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,877
Posted By Perp

I should add, I have very limited knowledge of...

I should add, I have very limited knowledge of folding bikes. She just mentioned the Brompton name and I randomly grabbed an image on their website to post here. Not exactly sure what model she was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-13, 05:39 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,877
Posted By Perp

Well it's looking the bike budget will be going...

Well it's looking the bike budget will be going for 2 bikes. She wants to get this:
http://www.brompton.co.uk/content/fold/Folding_sequence_1.jpg
to replace her POS current one.

Road bike test...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-13, 08:11 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,877
Posted By Perp

We won't be doing the purchase till later (after...

We won't be doing the purchase till later (after winter). Just doing some research now.
I'll update again when we finally get it - or post in the hot or not thread :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-13, 12:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,126
Posted By Perp

Token Chain catcher on my Shimano bike. New...

Token Chain catcher on my Shimano bike.

New Sram red with integrated chain catcher on my sram bike
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-12, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,126
Posted By Perp

I personally run chain catchers on my bikes. They...

I personally run chain catchers on my bikes. They are cheap and light. Never have to worry about dropping your chain!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-12, 07:13 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,877
Posted By Perp

Been here long enough to know that :p But...

Been here long enough to know that :p

But there's been several helpful posts too.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-12, 07:37 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,922
Posted By Perp

Lizard Skins bar tape

Lizard Skins bar tape
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-12, 09:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By Perp

My home insurance covers my bike in case of theft...

My home insurance covers my bike in case of theft or damage done from something in my home. I crash and break the bike, that's on me. I opted for premium home insurance as the basic one only covered...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-12, 02:25 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,877
Posted By Perp

Yes, many shelf bikes listed seem to be pretty...

Yes, many shelf bikes listed seem to be pretty aggressive (bikes I'd want for myself). The Crumpton sure does look nice, the Team one is on "sale" too! Like others said, I think it will be tough for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,684
Posted By Perp

85km/h in a race. I'd never go that fast in a...

85km/h in a race. I'd never go that fast in a training ride however.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-12, 12:17 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,877
Posted By Perp

It seems I'll recommend custom frame first....

It seems I'll recommend custom frame first. Reading Guru, I just remembered we have a local Guru retailer here too which is a plus. All this thinking of getting a bike makes ME want to get a bike...
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