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12-04-18, 06:49 PM
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Posted By merlinextraligh

it was Paul's

it was Paul's
12-04-18, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,280
Posted By merlinextraligh

unfortunately, his suitcase of courage is now...

unfortunately, his suitcase of courage is now empty, the elastic has snapped, and boom boom out go the lights.

RIP. You will be missed.
Forum: Introductions
10-11-18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By merlinextraligh

Let's go Mountaineers. Grew up in WV. Great...

Let's go Mountaineers. Grew up in WV.

Great place to ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,999
Posted By merlinextraligh

Coasting speed downhill is predominantly governed...

Coasting speed downhill is predominantly governed by surface to weight ratio. Your surface to weight ratio is better than the people you're passing. This is because 1) you're heavier than they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-18, 11:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,662
Posted By merlinextraligh

Sorry, Iíll dial up the sarcasm detector. ...

Sorry, Iíll dial up the sarcasm detector.

What I get for posting without reading the whole thread
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By merlinextraligh

just as you would treat a fine exotic car in...

just as you would treat a fine exotic car in storage, you need to put it on a trickle charger.

Also you should make sure the bike doesn't sit on the ground to avoid flat spotting the tires.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,662
Posted By merlinextraligh

EPO. particularly when you could dose with no...

EPO. particularly when you could dose with no worry of detection, was the game changer, The rest of this stuff is working at the margins. A gifted clean athlete could compete with dopers before...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,662
Posted By merlinextraligh

Widely believed by whom? In the world of...

Widely believed by whom?

In the world of bike riders, i'm faster than most; certainly better than a "B" recreational rider. As a bike racer, I'm a mediocre Cat 3. I've ridden stage routes of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,662
Posted By merlinextraligh

No doubt, riders have sought an advantage anyway...

No doubt, riders have sought an advantage anyway they can since the Tour started, from hoping on a train in the middle of the night, to some really stupid doping ( i.e. arsenic).

However, until...
09-22-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,320
Posted By merlinextraligh

i'm curious about those HED Wheels. I'd be...

i'm curious about those HED Wheels. I'd be concerned using 24 spoke HED rims where, to my understanding the carbon portion is a fairing and not structural, for all but the lightest tandem teams.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-18, 03:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,107
Posted By merlinextraligh

When I race crits, I typically do a lap after the...

When I race crits, I typically do a lap after the race, and maybe a little more off the course as a cool down. That seems pretty typical in my observation.

The hard group training rides around...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,758
Posted By merlinextraligh

As to the OP's original point, you can definitely...

As to the OP's original point, you can definitely get fast riding by yourself if you push hard enough.

Following a well thought out plan of structured intervals can actually make you faster than...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,758
Posted By merlinextraligh

Dude, I don't think you know who you are...

Dude, I don't think you know who you are insulting. I would wager that Asgelle knows as much about the science of cycling, training, and training with power, as anyone, certanly more than the vast...
09-13-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,583
Posted By merlinextraligh

Yes, but to get a wider range with your triple...

Yes, but to get a wider range with your triple than offered by the eagle, you've got to go to a 26 inner chainring which is smaller than the 30 Co-Mo spec'd. So my point is the range on the Eagle is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,107
Posted By merlinextraligh

I think you're somewhat of an outlier. Most...

I think you're somewhat of an outlier. Most people find they do better with a warm up. And every coach I've ever had has talked about the value of cooling down. A few minutes of easy spinning is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,107
Posted By merlinextraligh

Focusing on average speed is counterproductive, ...

Focusing on average speed is counterproductive,

It leads to a number of bad behaviors. One, if your trying to maximize average speed, you donít properly warm up and cool down.

More...
09-12-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,583
Posted By merlinextraligh

with to the benefit of the 10 tooth cog hitting a...

with to the benefit of the 10 tooth cog hitting a high end with a smalll front ring you can hit that range with the Eagle.

Im not necessarily sold on 1x12. But I think a number of people are...
09-12-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,583
Posted By merlinextraligh

my point is that itís not much different from a...

my point is that itís not much different from a 3x9, which most people thought at the time was more than adequate
09-11-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,583
Posted By merlinextraligh

my assumption about weight appears to be wrong. ...

my assumption about weight appears to be wrong. If your willing to pay for the expensive cassette it only weighs 368 grams which is lighter than standard Sram 11-36. Even if you go with the...
09-11-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,583
Posted By merlinextraligh

If you have what would have been typical straight...

If you have what would have been typical straight from the factory gearing on your Trek or Co-Mo, I bet you an Eagle 10-50 with the right front chain ring actually can give you the same or better...
09-11-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,583
Posted By merlinextraligh

We do that with the 2x11. Our everyday gearing...

We do that with the 2x11. Our everyday gearing iis 52/36 and 11/25., which is fine for us for moderate climbing.


We have an 11-36 for the back , but rarely use it.


Looking at the gear...
09-11-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,583
Posted By merlinextraligh

We do that with the 2x11. Our everyday gearing...

We do that with the 2x11. Our everyday gearing iis 52/36 and 11/25., which is fine for us for moderate climbing.


We have an 11-36 for the back , but rarely use it.


Looking at the gear...
09-11-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,583
Posted By merlinextraligh

And compared to a 3x9 system that many people...

And compared to a 3x9 system that many people thought was just fine, the Eagle gives slightly better range, almost as many useful gears, and comparable gear steps.

i.e. typical mountain setup...
09-11-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,583
Posted By merlinextraligh

Range really isn't a problem. With a 48 front...

Range really isn't a problem. With a 48 front chain ring, your top end is still as high as a 53/11, and you have below one to one gearing on the low end.

I agree that I don't think I'd like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,711
Posted By merlinextraligh

Plus a thousand for The Rider. another plus...

Plus a thousand for The Rider.

another plus for our own Event Servicesí Roadie

For a fun read Bobke

and if you want insight into what itís like as an American trying to race in Europe,A Dog...
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