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07-21-13, 01:58 PM
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Posted By chrisrook

So, really been slacking this month. Weather has...

So, really been slacking this month. Weather has been nasty, leading to less cycling chances in the afternoon, and want of sleep makes it hard to get up for early morning rides. So, finally got 7 in...
07-16-13, 08:58 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,603
Posted By chrisrook

Alright, so this month has not been going to plan...

Alright, so this month has not been going to plan at all. Started out strong with the miles, only to cut down to 8 for all of last week, and just came back from vacation, so at 0 for this week. That...
07-10-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,654
Posted By chrisrook

So, after finishing up last week with a 33 mile...

So, after finishing up last week with a 33 mile ride, this week has not been going so well. Sunday was full of walking at Disney, and Monday was supposed to be my bike ride day. Sadly, I overslept my...
07-06-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,654
Posted By chrisrook

So, after getting off to a bad start this month,...

So, after getting off to a bad start this month, I went out for a nice long ride today. Found this county/state funded bike trail. There are 2 connected together, the first is 11 miles, the second is...
07-05-13, 08:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,570
Posted By chrisrook

At the end of my rides, my average speed is...

At the end of my rides, my average speed is 12-13mph, but I have hit 18 on a flat going all out in the drops. Maybe 20-23 on a hill.
07-04-13, 08:13 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,654
Posted By chrisrook

Good job on getting out there and working on it!...

Good job on getting out there and working on it! Never underesrimate a nice recovery either. I learned that years ago back when I did summer PE with the football coach of my high school. He made us...
07-04-13, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By chrisrook

Shimano cleats with Time pedals?

So, I just bought a set of Time clipless pedals off of ebay for $20, and the listing did not mention what model they were. These are them:...
07-04-13, 06:43 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,654
Posted By chrisrook

Just threw in 2 rides at 5 miles each today....

Just threw in 2 rides at 5 miles each today. Short 5 miles for my daily goal, but walked on imterval training.

MTD total: 16 miles.
07-04-13, 07:19 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,654
Posted By chrisrook

I know what you mean about building endurance. 2...

I know what you mean about building endurance. 2 weeks ago, I was doing 5-6 mile rides, trying to build up endurance, but feeling like my biking world was too small. So, last week I set out to do 10...
07-03-13, 09:32 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,654
Posted By chrisrook

I set a small goal like that last month as well....

I set a small goal like that last month as well. This is my 3rd week biking, and I told myself I would only do 50 miles last month, I did over 60. Once you start riding, you keep adding miles. It's...
07-03-13, 09:27 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,603
Posted By chrisrook

Forgot to post my stats for the first few days....

Forgot to post my stats for the first few days. The first was my off day of cycling, so 0 miles there, and yesterday ended 6 miles out from home in a flat. No gear with me to change it meant...
06-30-13, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By chrisrook

I second listening to your doctor. My uncle is a...

I second listening to your doctor. My uncle is a body builder, gave himself a hernia one time. Didn't listen to the doctors orders of waiting a few weeks before coming active, made the condition...
06-30-13, 11:33 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,974
Posted By chrisrook

After a day of rest, went back out this morning...

After a day of rest, went back out this morning and pushed another 14.23 miles out! So, seems my body did need a little rest. The new month starts a new training plan, my first ever on cycling. But,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By chrisrook

Ill give that thread a read through, and yeah, I...

Ill give that thread a read through, and yeah, I always knew I had flat feet, but was amazed when my doctor told me I had been walking wrong for al these years.

Also, thehammerdog, how do you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-13, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By chrisrook

Shoes for foot issues

Since I have been getting more serious into cycling, I have switched from my flimsy hiking shoes to cleatless soccer shoes with my Wellgo metal pedals and Wellgo aluminum cages with leather straps. I...
06-28-13, 06:03 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,974
Posted By chrisrook

So, got out this morning and put a little bit of...

So, got out this morning and put a little bit of time on the bike. I have noticed my speed has increased in the past week by about 1mph, but my distance has decreased. I keep trying to go out for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-13, 10:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,039
Posted By chrisrook

Update for y'all. Set out at 11 this morning...

Update for y'all. Set out at 11 this morning instead of my usual 6:30am time, and ended up doing 12.42 miles at an average of 12.49mph! I was sad to not make the full 14 miles, or the 15 I had...
06-27-13, 10:23 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,974
Posted By chrisrook

Wasn't able to get out this morning like I...

Wasn't able to get out this morning like I usually due, but went out later this morning anyway. 90* Florida weather, with like, 50-60% humidity, and still put down 12.4 miles! But, it really made me...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-13, 06:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,039
Posted By chrisrook

Thanks for the tips Vlaam4ever. I actually had a...

Thanks for the tips Vlaam4ever. I actually had a doctor appointment yesterday, so I talked with him about a few things. I had been having numbness issues in my hands for years, mostly the right one....
06-26-13, 06:35 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,603
Posted By chrisrook

Congratulations on the weight loss! As for...

Congratulations on the weight loss! As for newbies joining in, i'm a newb too. Only started biking about 2 weeks ago, and only seriously last week. Good luck on getting your bike in soon, and enjoy...
06-26-13, 06:31 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,603
Posted By chrisrook

It's nice to have people to compete/train with,...

It's nice to have people to compete/train with, even if it is online. Went to the doctor yesterday, their scale said 253, my home scale said 250, split the difference and say 251.5lbs. At my current...
06-26-13, 06:17 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,974
Posted By chrisrook

Tweaked the bike a bit yesterday (my riding day...

Tweaked the bike a bit yesterday (my riding day off), and changed fit a bit. Threw on different shoes this morning, and pushed myself to 8.4 miles total. Part way through I started having foot pain,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-13, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By chrisrook

Didn't think about checking the spider. I'll...

Didn't think about checking the spider. I'll check it over when I get home, out running errands now.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-13, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By chrisrook

New chainring question

I had a feeling for a while now that the outer chainring on my bike had been warped, and while doing basic maintenance this morning, I realized my fears were right. It's not so bad to the point that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-13, 06:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,039
Posted By chrisrook

Thanks for the encouragement! My first real ride...

Thanks for the encouragement! My first real ride a few weeks ago was 5 miles, and I was crazy impressed with myself. I have a friend/coworker that used to seriously bike, but stopped a few years ago...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,039
Posted By chrisrook

Thanks for the link, definitely gonna use it to...

Thanks for the link, definitely gonna use it to get me around where I need to be.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-13, 05:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,039
Posted By chrisrook

Thanks guys, and thanks for the tips. Working on...

Thanks guys, and thanks for the tips. Working on bike fit some more. Raising my seat about half an inch helped, and I think I might need to drop my handlebars a bit. Really wish I could find a 165mm...
06-24-13, 07:44 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,974
Posted By chrisrook

Went out to double my best of 5.4, ended up...

Went out to double my best of 5.4, ended up almost tripling at 14 miles even. After day of rest yesterday, and 14 today, total for MTD is: 22.9 miles!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,039
Posted By chrisrook

So, went out this morning to try and double my...

So, went out this morning to try and double my best, ended up almost tripling it! Ended up biking 14 miles in 1 hour 15 minutes this morning! Only thing sore is my lower back, and my hand only went...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-13, 04:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,039
Posted By chrisrook

The bike I have sat dormant in the previous...

The bike I have sat dormant in the previous owners garage for 13 years first few times out had a few things that had to be addressed and maintained. So, it's not the wear from use, but the wear from...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-13, 02:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,039
Posted By chrisrook

Repair has never been my worry, parts have been....

Repair has never been my worry, parts have been. If something breaks, I may not be able to buy parts for a while and i'll be SOL. I have 3 spare tubes, 2 spare tires and tools. But if somethinv...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-13, 01:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,039
Posted By chrisrook

That's why I said taking breaks as need be. Right...

That's why I said taking breaks as need be. Right now, it takes about 30 minutes to travel 5-5.5 miles for me, which is why I would like to go for a longer ride. I live outside a decent sized towns...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,039
Posted By chrisrook

The biggest thing is nerve damage in my arms....

The biggest thing is nerve damage in my arms. When I got rid of my cheap bike with straight bars, and went to the Cannondale with drops, the tingling takes a lot longer to show up. But, if I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-13, 07:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,039
Posted By chrisrook

I started really biking about 2 weeks ago, and...

I started really biking about 2 weeks ago, and did 5 miles day one and havent done less since. The first week was only 3 days, this past week has been about 5, this new week will be 5 days minimum.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-13, 06:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,039
Posted By chrisrook

Double my distance?

Well, right now I have a 1998 Cannondale R200 with stock RSX components and toe clips, and I bike between 5 and 6 miles a day. I would like to get to 10 miles a day without having to buy a lot of...
06-22-13, 05:38 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,974
Posted By chrisrook

Just did my morning bike ride, 5.4 miles to add...

Just did my morning bike ride, 5.4 miles to add to the count, too! Biking seriously for only a week now, and already 0.4 miles longer than my previous record! May seem small, but to me it's a big...
06-21-13, 01:34 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,974
Posted By chrisrook

So, my goal for now from the end of the month is...

So, my goal for now from the end of the month is 30 miles.

June 21: 3.5 (loose seat stopped further)

Might pick that up to 50+ and getting some 1 hour bike rides in. This morning's ride was...
Forum: Introductions
06-21-13, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By chrisrook

If I saw myself changing out pedals regularly, I...

If I saw myself changing out pedals regularly, I would invest in a pedal wrench. But, so far regular open end wrenches seem to fit, but adjustables do not. In a few months when I buy new clipless...
Forum: Introductions
06-20-13, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By chrisrook

I've taken pedals on and off in the past with an...

I've taken pedals on and off in the past with an adjustable wrench, but never knew it was 15mm. Thanks for that tip there. My dad has a huge selection of tools, so I may stop by his place tomorrow...
06-20-13, 07:37 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,974
Posted By chrisrook

So, the driver will pay for damages, but will his...

So, the driver will pay for damages, but will his insurance cover the cost of the bike?

Also, got up at 6, was ready to go for a bike ride at 6:30, grabbed my front wheel, and the tire was flat!...
06-19-13, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By chrisrook

Well, that sucks that they have bad reviews. As...

Well, that sucks that they have bad reviews. As for a specific pedal wrench, no, but I do have metric wrenches that I am using. 16 seems to fit, but it won't budge. As for WD40, surprisingly don't...
06-19-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By chrisrook

What pedals are these?

So, to start off, couldn't find anything that really fit this. Anyway, I bought a bike off of Craigslist, and the previous owner never told me it had clipless pedals. So, needless to say, when I got...
Forum: Introductions
06-19-13, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By chrisrook

Welcome, and I know how you feel about...

Welcome, and I know how you feel about financials. As for on campus, not an element thing, but use a damn good lock and lock up your back wheel, and front if it's a quick release. I went to USF in...
06-19-13, 08:50 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,974
Posted By chrisrook

Seems small and superficial, but my goal is to...

Seems small and superficial, but my goal is to actually get up at 6 in the morning and go for a ride. I keep telling myself I will, but then I don't. So, 5 miles minimum, 5 mornings a week is my goal.
Forum: Introductions
06-19-13, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By chrisrook

Working on uploading photos to Photobucket now. I...

Working on uploading photos to Photobucket now. I tried getting the clipless pedals that came on the bike off, and they are on there so tight! Sucks cause I know nothing about these pedals (like,...
06-19-13, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3,452
Views: 2,364,414
Posted By chrisrook

Well, i'm 5'6'', and weigh in at 250lbs. I've had...

Well, i'm 5'6'', and weigh in at 250lbs. I've had okay health for years, but after having my second set of kidney stones and my first UTI, I really started to look at my health in a different light....
Forum: Introductions
06-19-13, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By chrisrook

I'll go check them out. In tue Bradenton/Sarasota...

I'll go check them out. In tue Bradenton/Sarasota area myself. I already started maintenance on the bike. I need some tools to get the cassette off so I can do the rear hub. Also need a crank puller...
Forum: Introductions
06-19-13, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By chrisrook

First time roadie

So, I have been biking, like most people, since I was a little kid, so can't really say new. I am, however, new to the road bike, or, real road bike riding as I like to call it. I was introduced to...
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