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Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-06, 08:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,763
Posted By plin

The easier the race, the more problem you are...

The easier the race, the more problem you are going to have with other riders.

If you pick centuries or criteriums with hard climbs in them, there is no place to hide and the slopes will perform...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-06, 03:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By plin

Road cycling is very popular in France and there...

Road cycling is very popular in France and there are lots of serious amateur riders. But I think that it's a bit stretched to say that cycling would fit into how the French define themselves. Cycling...
04-11-06, 07:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,849
Posted By plin

When I was watching the race, I was asking myself...

When I was watching the race, I was asking myself what's Hincapie doing with those deep section rims. All the shock is going straight to the arms and he is stressing his machine a lot more thereby...
04-04-06, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By plin

Don't know about the rims, but one thing about...

Don't know about the rims, but one thing about the CX-Rays is that they are the lightest yet most bomb proof spokes I have ever used. Very expensive but worth every penny.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-06, 05:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,302
Posted By plin

The Tour magazin in Germany did a test on carbon...

The Tour magazin in Germany did a test on carbon wheels. The wheels are rated according to stiffness, weight, rolling efficiency...

Check it out : ...
04-03-06, 03:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,682
Posted By plin

After the last climb, Boonen and Hoste were doing...

After the last climb, Boonen and Hoste were doing relays at 55-60km/h pace and that's after 250km of racing. Common mortals can't even sprint to that speed.
04-03-06, 12:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,682
Posted By plin

Watching Boonen yesterday was like watching...

Watching Boonen yesterday was like watching Michael Jordan on his golden days, totally unstoppable.

He must be from another planet by going at 30km/h on 12% slopes.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-06, 03:18 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-06, 01:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By plin

I have asked the same question in Recreational...

I have asked the same question in Recreational and Family forum. Do a search there and you will find tons of trailer vs seat threads.

cheers.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-06, 06:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,038
Posted By plin

Which model of the Polar do you use? The plot is...

Which model of the Polar do you use? The plot is really nice even though I would probably scale the speed a bit better. 140mph is a bit high on a bike. :)

Anyways, 12km/h on a 10% slope for 29...
02-21-06, 09:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,554
Posted By plin

You are right that he has done well in the Giro,...

You are right that he has done well in the Giro, 3rd in 2003 is very good and finishing 5th in 2004 confirms his potential.

It's just that he has tons of podium finishes but few important wins....
02-20-06, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By plin

Well, you definitely didn't pick the easiest...

Well, you definitely didn't pick the easiest cyclosportive. Riding circuits in a pack probably won't get you ready for the Marmotte and L'Ardechoise where you are pretty much on your own for 5000m...
02-20-06, 09:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,554
Posted By plin

I might be missing something but why is everyone...

I might be missing something but why is everyone hyping Popovych. What has he done to be the next lead rider for Discovery? Are his test numbers THAT good? Just curious.

As to big George, he...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-06, 04:38 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,220
Posted By plin

Machka, here is something funny for you. I have...

Machka, here is something funny for you. I have gone from the 'fast' category to the 'not so fast category' after serious training.

Two years ago I did a local race that's 130Km with 2000m of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-06, 02:32 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,908
Posted By plin

Well, in order to see larger differences between...

Well, in order to see larger differences between categories, the distances has to be a lot longer than just a single TT climb. Anyone can go hard on a single climb and only be slightly gapped since...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-06, 01:33 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 12,706
Posted By plin

No doubt that there are a lot of good riders in...

No doubt that there are a lot of good riders in this forum. Some race, others don't. That was not my point.

All I said is that unlike a lot of people on this forum, Euro did not lie about his...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-06, 09:27 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 12,706
Posted By plin

Euro is actually out there racing which is...

Euro is actually out there racing which is already a lot more than what a lot of BF members claim.

He made claims about his riding abilities like time up Alpe d'Huez that checks out according to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-06, 09:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,270
Posted By plin

France is feminin. It would be correct to...

France is feminin.

It would be correct to say 'Tour de la France' and incorrect to say 'Tour du France'.

However, it is perfectly correct to say Tour de France just like saying Tour de...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-06, 08:55 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 12,706
Posted By plin

Nice to see a good looking bike in action. Look...

Nice to see a good looking bike in action. Look forward to the pictures when you take it up the Alps!
02-10-06, 06:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,335
Posted By plin

If you are going to get ready for the Marmotte in...

If you are going to get ready for the Marmotte in July, training for the mountains should be pretty hard around London. Are you coming down to France to train anytime?

The prologue should be...
Forum: Foo
02-07-06, 03:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,362
Posted By plin

For the Tdf and Superbowl to be comparable from a...

For the Tdf and Superbowl to be comparable from a TV viewer's perspective, just imagine all the riders on the last crucial climb stopping every 500m for a 10 minute commercial break.

I haven't...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-06, 01:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,705
Posted By plin

N°2 looks a lot like the Alps. Gorgeous!

N°2 looks a lot like the Alps. Gorgeous!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-06, 09:45 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,072
Posted By plin

Just getting the discussion back to the bikes... ...

Just getting the discussion back to the bikes...

I have been checking out the Canyon bikes (N°1 on the list) for a while and I have always thought that the price/quality is really good since they...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-06, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By plin

What advantage does the RR1.1 offer compared to...

What advantage does the RR1.1 offer compared to the OpenPros weighing in at 430g? They both seem to be standard rims made to take a good pounding either in training or racing. The OP rims have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-06, 05:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,998
Posted By plin

I think that the symptoms of bonking really...

I think that the symptoms of bonking really depends on the individual. My body has a pretty good warning system. When my reserve energy is started to become very low my eyesight starts to diminish....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-06, 03:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,321
Posted By plin

I rode yesterday with a guy who participates in...

I rode yesterday with a guy who participates in French national cross-country competitions. He was on his roadie for winter training. We rode for 60km on roller coaster terrain at -5°C and sunny...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-06, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 815
Posted By plin

I started 5 years ago with a triple (30-42-52 at...

I started 5 years ago with a triple (30-42-52 at the front and 13-23 at the back) on a 8 speed Sora beater bike. I live in the french alps and the only way to go is up and everyone told me to start...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-06, 05:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,385
Posted By plin

In the Paris-Roubaix, lots of riders use the...

In the Paris-Roubaix, lots of riders use the 700x25 tubulars for the tough pavés, including the winner. They don't seem to go much slower since Boonen said that last year he maintained his speed at...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-06, 03:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,734
Posted By plin

I think that Patriot has the older model ZX2 not...

I think that Patriot has the older model ZX2 not ZX3. It has the round top and down tubes whereas the ZX3, if you look carefully, has a slightly pinched top and down tube. I could be wrong but I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-06, 02:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,734
Posted By plin

I was just wondering why a lot of people chose...

I was just wondering why a lot of people chose the QS2 instead of the ZX3.

The QS2 seems to be the older model and it's the ZX3 that has received the good reviews. Cheers.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-06, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By plin

Add : ''I haven't ridden much this year cuz...

Add :

''I haven't ridden much this year cuz I don't have much time''
Translation : I eat breakfast on my trainer, commute to work, do intervals during lunch hour, take off early to do a climb...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-06, 01:34 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,818
Posted By plin

Budweiser is a beer from the Tcheque Republic. It...

Budweiser is a beer from the Tcheque Republic. It is very good and not comparable to the Bud from US. Cheers.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-05, 08:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,607
Posted By plin

Nice setup! What are you going to do with...

Nice setup!

What are you going to do with that Specialized lying in the background?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-05, 04:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,963
Posted By plin

Certainly. It's all about what you are...

Certainly.

It's all about what you are training for.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-05, 04:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,963
Posted By plin

I agree with everything you just said. I am 28...

I agree with everything you just said. I am 28 and I fall into the category of working people with a familly trying to fit training and occasional weekend racing into a already tight schedule....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-05, 02:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,963
Posted By plin

Congrats to all the distance riders! There...

Congrats to all the distance riders!

There is a ride that my cyling friends every year are always trying to drag me into doing. It's called the BRA (Brevet de Randonneur des Alps). It's a 260km...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-05, 02:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 927
Posted By plin

What kind of handle bar is that on your bike?

What kind of handle bar is that on your bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-05, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,064
Posted By plin

I am 170lbs for 6 feet. The trick is to simply...

I am 170lbs for 6 feet. The trick is to simply switch the front and rear when the rear is worn. On my conti GP3000, the front is barely worn after 2000 miles, the rear is almost square. The roads I...
Forum: Foo
12-14-05, 02:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,012
Posted By plin

I did have a byte of a sandwich that didn’t taste...

I did have a byte of a sandwich that didn’t taste so good at lunch. :)
Forum: Foo
12-14-05, 02:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,012
Posted By plin

Maybe they want to get a quick bike ride before...

Maybe they want to get a quick bike ride before night fall. :)

I am pretty flexible with guys I work with. I am the first to take off at 4pm on some weekdays so that I can ride between 5-7:30...
Forum: Foo
12-14-05, 02:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,012
Posted By plin

Not really, I just don't think that the world is...

Not really, I just don't think that the world is binary like you seem to.
Forum: Foo
12-14-05, 07:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,012
Posted By plin

Oh please, the only guys who are not sheep are...

Oh please, the only guys who are not sheep are ones who start their own business. If you have to go to work for a paycheck, you are just a sheep like 99.999% of the population. I consider myself a...
Forum: Foo
12-14-05, 06:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,012
Posted By plin

Trust me, if all engineers were type 1 like you...

Trust me, if all engineers were type 1 like you say, it would be complete chaos in the company. You need to take a step back and realize that people who are less good technically (like OO...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-05, 04:01 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,009
Posted By plin

Barcelona, I read the whole thread and like...

Barcelona, I read the whole thread and like others, I really have no clue what you are trying to get at.

Are you frustrated that you are being discriminated because you non-white? Just snap out...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-05, 03:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,064
Posted By plin

I ride the Continental GP 3000's until they are...

I ride the Continental GP 3000's until they are square.

I climb a lot and the roads I practice are all fairly good. The rear tire starts to get worn out after 3000Km, I then switch the front and...
12-14-05, 01:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,733
Posted By plin

A 'recent' article on cadence (dates from 1992),...

A 'recent' article on cadence (dates from 1992), Ferrari-Brunel-Carmichael-Lance's pedalling technique is far from being revolutionary...

Why fast pedaling makes cyclists more efficient :
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-05, 07:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,760
Posted By plin

Don't worry about a sticker. Gerolsteiner pros...

Don't worry about a sticker. Gerolsteiner pros probably don't ride the Roubaix Pro anyways.

A friend of mine last year bought a Look 461 frame for 1200 Euros. When the frame came, he built the...
12-12-05, 08:46 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 104,104
Posted By plin

Yesterday, December 11th, Albertville – France. ...

Yesterday, December 11th, Albertville – France.

-4°C, cloudy with a slight wind. Dry and roller coaster type route with a small climb (300m vertical gain) at the beginning. The ride lasted...
12-06-05, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By plin

I think there is some confusion in interpreting...

I think there is some confusion in interpreting the results.

So your sustainable HR for 10min is at around 150. It really doesn't have anything to do with the 185 or the various percentages...
12-06-05, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By plin

Can you describe how is the CTS test performed?

Can you describe how is the CTS test performed?
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