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07-19-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,361
Posted By steveh2

Because motorcycles generally can keep up with...

Because motorcycles generally can keep up with the flow of traffic.
07-19-10, 05:11 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,768
Posted By steveh2

I don't want to touch off (or be subject to) any...

I don't want to touch off (or be subject to) any flame wars, but can someone direct me to a link giving the anti-helmet case? Because I was in a wreck last August, and my head hit the pavement...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,048
Posted By steveh2

TAXC... It's what you have to take home if...

TAXC...

It's what you have to take home if you ride too hard in the early going.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-07, 05:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 899
Posted By steveh2

The key is "reasonably accurate." Barometric...

The key is "reasonably accurate." Barometric altimeters, even the ones in small planes, are not all that precise, and they tend to fluctuate as time goes by, both because air pressure is not exactly...
07-07-06, 02:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,190
Posted By steveh2

The TdF official site says that the first riders...

The TdF official site says that the first riders should go about 10:00 CET, and the rules say that riders will start every two minutes. I think Julich will go around 7:00 AM (MDT), Zabriskie about...
07-06-06, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 877
Posted By steveh2

I was hoping the breakaway would succeed, to keep...

I was hoping the breakaway would succeed, to keep the first and second place bonuses out of Boonen's hand, and thus keep Zabriskie closer to the top before Saturday. Then again, he should be able to...
07-06-06, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 827
Posted By steveh2

This is only his second year with CSC, after a...

This is only his second year with CSC, after a couple of years with US Postal.

It wasn't certain that Z would even make the Tour squad until his performance in the Dauphine. Winning the prologue...
07-05-06, 01:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 901
Posted By steveh2

I'm thinking that, at the least, Hincapie,...

I'm thinking that, at the least, Hincapie, Zabriskie, Landis, Rogers, and Millar each have a decent chance of being in front after the TT.
07-05-06, 11:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 901
Posted By steveh2

With the race so bunched up, and with all the...

With the race so bunched up, and with all the time trial specialists within striking distance, it's going to be a free-for-all on Stage 7. At least five or six guys have a shot at wearing the yellow...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-06, 11:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 746
Posted By steveh2

I'm with this guy. I have a triple, although...

I'm with this guy. I have a triple, although I've gotten to the point where I never use the small ring.

Until this past Saturday, when I was doing a climb of about 2400 feet in 7 miles, with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-06, 05:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,479
Posted By steveh2

High Uintas Classic. ...

High Uintas Classic.

http://www.evanstoncycling.builderspot.com/HighUintasClassic.html

29 miles (to first summit)
4300 feet gain (to 10,700)
I was a slow 2:24.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-06, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By steveh2

Bumping this thread to see if anyone on the night...

Bumping this thread to see if anyone on the night shift can address the sizing issue, especially what the heck the sizing numbers mean.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-06, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By steveh2

But can someone explain this -- with the tube...

But can someone explain this -- with the tube size at 700/31-38, I would assume that the tube would fit correctly around the circumference of the 700c wheel, but just be too wide or thick for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-06, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By steveh2

Maybe someone can answer this for me. I just...

Maybe someone can answer this for me.

I just bought new tires, sized 700x23C or 23-622. Vittoria Rubino something-or-others, for a standard road bike. I asked for some new tubes to go with, and...
06-21-06, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,052
Posted By steveh2

Maybe someone can answer this for me. I just...

Maybe someone can answer this for me.

I just bought new tires, sized 700x23C or 23-622. Vittoria Rubino something-or-others, for a standard road bike. I asked for some new tubes to go with, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-06, 02:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,907
Posted By steveh2

I'm pretty sure this isn't correct. If it did,...

I'm pretty sure this isn't correct. If it did, my GPS would always show the same altitude on my driveway (which is in a flat area), but instead, it can fluctuate by as much as 40 feet up or down,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-06, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By steveh2

I bought an OCR2 as my first "real" road bike...

I bought an OCR2 as my first "real" road bike about a year and a half ago, for about US$750 new. I have loved it.

Regarding "upgrade fever," I would imagine that if you are the type of person who...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-06, 03:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,534
Posted By steveh2

I cannot imagine any real drawback to having a...

I cannot imagine any real drawback to having a triple. The extra weight is basically nothing, and I don't know how people can possibly have problems shifting. My front derailleur either shifts the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-06, 04:45 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,770
Posted By steveh2

Exactly. When I hear "roadie," a picture appears...

Exactly. When I hear "roadie," a picture appears in my head, and, for better or for worse, that picture is of a white American male in a helmet and the whole spandex getup. I don't think that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-06, 04:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,136
Posted By steveh2

I, too, get the fear going when I am hitting high...

I, too, get the fear going when I am hitting high speed on a steep descent. It's all psychological, though I think it's just good sense -- the thrill of going fast just isn't worth (to me) the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-06, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By steveh2

A good GPS unit should have both. Mine uses...

A good GPS unit should have both. Mine uses barometric altimeter as a primary source, but it also uses GPS to automatically calibrate the barometer.

As long as I remember to turn my GPS on a...
04-13-06, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By steveh2

Yeah, he won the U23 TT in 2002, but his best...

Yeah, he won the U23 TT in 2002, but his best finish was 5th? in the overall TT.

Okay, maybe someone can explain. The USA Cycling page lists him as the time trial champ in the 2004 Elite Road...
02-24-06, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By steveh2

I'm not seeing any official results, but does...

I'm not seeing any official results, but does anyone know if Zabriskie finished in the lead group?
09-20-05, 08:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,591
Posted By steveh2

Of course, one person's "laziness" is another...

Of course, one person's "laziness" is another person's "efficiency." I love biking, but I can easily understand why people don't get into pushing their feet around in circles for hours, to get...
09-20-05, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By steveh2

I bought a Light & Motion Commuter last year for...

I bought a Light & Motion Commuter last year for about $120. Worked fine. The battery lasts about 1:45, or so I'm told, but it wasn't a real big problem to just take it inside after riding and hook...
09-20-05, 01:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,002
Posted By steveh2

If you are most interested in figuring out...

If you are most interested in figuring out elevation gain for a couple of specific rides, you can always buy topographic maps for a few bucks apiece.

Also, Google Earth -- which is free -- will...
09-12-05, 01:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,424
Posted By steveh2

I don't know -- around here it feels like the...

I don't know -- around here it feels like the hills shift the same way, so you are going uphill 90 percent of the time.
09-08-05, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By steveh2

I hear ya. I, too, felt weird trying to ride...

I hear ya.

I, too, felt weird trying to ride standing up in the mountain bike, with the low gearing and all, but it feels much more natural on the roadie. Upshifting is a definite requirement,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-05, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By steveh2

I think riding the actual route is the most...

I think riding the actual route is the most important -- not because of any physical training benefits, but because (IMHO) it really helps to know a route.

You want to know where the steeper...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-05, 01:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,832
Posted By steveh2

Sunday: First ride from my house up to the top...

Sunday: First ride from my house up to the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon (Utah). 26 miles, 4500 feet climb.

Monday: With the 5-year-old on our tag-along. First time taking him up the hills. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-05, 01:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,720
Posted By steveh2

Yeah, the first time I used that Clean Streak...

Yeah, the first time I used that Clean Streak spray, I was amazed to watch all the gunk just drip right off. Of course, that was the first time I had cleaned the chain or anything, so it was all a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-05, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,071
Posted By steveh2

Anything below 35 degrees or so, I would strongly...

Anything below 35 degrees or so, I would strongly recommend those "lobster gloves"; the ones that split your fingers into two compartments. I finally broke down and bought those last year, and they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-05, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By steveh2

Boy, I don't know about that. Regarding...

Boy, I don't know about that. Regarding distance, I think the GPS would be more accurate. A GPS is usually accurate to within 20 feet -- when I download a "track" into a map program, I can see...
08-23-05, 02:20 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 22,729
Posted By steveh2

I don't think I buy this. Slander laws in the US...

I don't think I buy this. Slander laws in the US are more protective of the press than in Europe, since we have that pesky First Amendment. For a "public figure" like Lance to win a libel suit...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-05, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By steveh2

I love my eTrex Vista. Not color, and no...

I love my eTrex Vista. Not color, and no heart-rate stuff, but all the other positional and ride info you would want. Easy mount on the handlebars.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-05, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By steveh2

I did my first last week, with my previous...

I did my first last week, with my previous longest being a single 62-miler (six days earlier).

Finishing was not a problem, especially since I got in with a pace line (first time) from miles...
08-18-05, 01:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,352
Posted By steveh2

Thanks.

Thanks.
08-18-05, 10:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,352
Posted By steveh2

Anyone have a link to a elevation profile of the...

Anyone have a link to a elevation profile of the various stages? I couldn't find one on the deutschland-tour site (though maybe it was there and I just missed).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-05, 05:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,886
Posted By steveh2

At a concert I attended last week, Shawn Colvin...

At a concert I attended last week, Shawn Colvin admitted the Hincapie love. She said that she would be Hincapie's domestique any day, and she was bummed to find out that he married a podium girl.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-05, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By steveh2

At some point after we owned it, there was a...

At some point after we owned it, there was a pizza place there, so it's possible. It was right on the main highway, opposite the road that entered the park, next to the big church with the big...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-05, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By steveh2

When I grew up my family owned a little...

When I grew up my family owned a little restaurant across from the entrance to Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek/Door County. I basically spent three summers riding through the park to Eagle Tower,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-05, 05:13 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,007
Posted By steveh2

Wait. These guys wouldn't even make sure...

Wait. These guys wouldn't even make sure everyone got off from the light before sprinting away? That just sounds like those guys are real *******s. Hell, even the professional racers wait for the...
08-11-05, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 77,397
Posted By steveh2

I took them off my son's bike last April, on his...

I took them off my son's bike last April, on his 5th birthday. He insisted because the kid next door, who is bigger but four months younger, had his wheels taken off.

My kid did great while...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-05, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By steveh2

I don't know about the units discussed at the...

I don't know about the units discussed at the start of the thread, but the eTrex vista gives a barometric altitude reading, with a calibration feature that, eventually, brings the barometric reading...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-05, 10:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,227
Posted By steveh2

Well, if it's any help, I struggle up Millcreek. ...

Well, if it's any help, I struggle up Millcreek. And most of Emigration is actually less steep than most of City Creek. If you're riding that last mile of City Creek (over 400 ft climb) after...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-05, 09:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,868
Posted By steveh2

Are you supposed to "pull" on the bars? I ask...

Are you supposed to "pull" on the bars? I ask this because last week I was struggling up a climb, and I was pulling the front wheel off the ground (just a little, no wheelies). I figured this meant...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-05, 09:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,998
Posted By steveh2

Then just bring a basic pair of gym shorts to...

Then just bring a basic pair of gym shorts to wear when you are not on the bike. Seems like a basic courtesy to anyone else you may be likely to run into.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-05, 05:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,106
Posted By steveh2

Power Bars look and taste like a science project....

Power Bars look and taste like a science project.

Clif Bars look and taste like food.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-05, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By steveh2

You're right -- the online registration page has...

You're right -- the online registration page has it going clockwise. But my draft route map has the mileages for the rest stops, and they go counterclockwise (i.e., first rest stop, on west side of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-05, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By steveh2

Nomo, I'll be going for the century (first...

Nomo, I'll be going for the century (first attempt). My longest ride so far is only 50 miles, so I'm not sure how it'll work out. But that 50-miler was the Over the Uintas ride, where this one,...
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