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Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,635
Posted By n8tron

What's wrong with the current Red?

What's wrong with the current Red?
07-09-10, 09:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,461
Posted By n8tron

say what you will about Cavendish's arrogance, or...

say what you will about Cavendish's arrogance, or as another thread puts it douchiness, but every time he wins a stage he immediately finds all his teammates to thank them for the victory. He knows...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-10, 01:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,035
Posted By n8tron

cool thread... campaleches, those pictures...

cool thread...

campaleches, those pictures made my legs hurt just looking at them... yet at the same time I yearned to give them a shot...

I've done haleakala. It is difficult and relentless,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-10, 01:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,290
Posted By n8tron

I'd never "quit" it, if quit means I plan to...

I'd never "quit" it, if quit means I plan to never bike again. Why be so final? If you don't like biking don't do it. If you feel like biking then do it. I don't race so I don't "train". My...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,917
Posted By n8tron

the mental image of this is hilarious

the mental image of this is hilarious
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-10, 11:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,917
Posted By n8tron

but this is still coming from only a power/speed...

but this is still coming from only a power/speed perspective. I do agree with you... Hence what I said in the last part of my first post
in this thread. Though perhaps I mispoke and shouldn't have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-10, 08:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,917
Posted By n8tron

true, but it's still a sliding scale. While pros...

true, but it's still a sliding scale. While pros are certainly flexible and used to riding so low that they are comfortable for long periods of time on their bikes, I would imagine they would still...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-10, 11:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,917
Posted By n8tron

Pros generally want a lower more aero position. ...

Pros generally want a lower more aero position. Your saddle to bottom bracket and saddle to bar length isn't going to change, but if you have a smaller frame with a longer stem you'll get a lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-10, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,596
Posted By n8tron

clean out your photobucket account... i want to...

clean out your photobucket account... i want to see more of you pics.

thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-10, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 571
Posted By n8tron

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?548193-Em...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?548193-Empty-road-ahead-photos
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-10, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,188
Posted By n8tron

Yeah, i think the team machine generally 1-uped...

Yeah, i think the team machine generally 1-uped the pro machine as of its latest incarnation. Similar to what the streetracer is doing to the streetfire.

pro and team machine=high end race...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-10, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,596
Posted By n8tron

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4530845753_4a3...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4530845753_4a358e518d_o.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4530850029_0e19efbe6f_o.jpg

love this thread
04-13-10, 12:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,491
Posted By n8tron

nice stories! I was planning on doing this ride...

nice stories! I was planning on doing this ride but had a wedding to go to that afternoon and couldn't make it. Maybe next year.

You guys are fast... I'd be lucky to make that in 8hrs riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-10, 09:16 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 16,786
Posted By n8tron

Easier maybe, but you can still make food at home...

Easier maybe, but you can still make food at home faster than the cheapest of fast food restaurants. At McDonalds a hamburger is 99cents. a little over a lbs of decent ground beef is $5 (much less...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-10, 09:58 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,804
Posted By n8tron

Received the hat and was able to take it for a...

Received the hat and was able to take it for a test this morning. Thought I'd chime in with my thoughts. After a bit of helmet adjustment the hat fit well and was very comfortable. (I never wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-10, 01:26 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,804
Posted By n8tron

ah... rain. it would be perfect for that. I'm...

ah... rain. it would be perfect for that. I'm in a pretty arid climate right now so don't ride in the rain much and didn't even think of that.

You don't find them to hot in the warm weather? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-10, 01:10 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,804
Posted By n8tron

cycling cap? who wears them and why?

Curious of the benefits of the cycling cap. Do you wear one and how does it benefit you on your rides?

I don't wear one, but randomly ended up having a free one coming my way right now. I...
03-17-10, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By n8tron

I've also only ridden on the weekend, but then...

I've also only ridden on the weekend, but then you have all the folks parking on the shoulder to surf and what not. I'm surprised I haven't been doored yet!

I wish there was a long stretch of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-10, 04:46 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,386
Posted By n8tron

I have 3 bikes and no cars... so... yeah. ...

I have 3 bikes and no cars... so... yeah.

bikes are: BMC Streetfire, Soma Rush fixed gear, Giant FCR spare bike
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-10, 04:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,692
Posted By n8tron

jrobe, that's a great description, really...

jrobe,

that's a great description, really brought me back to...

I entered a low place in the 7k-9k ft mark. ...alone in a strange place and in the middle of the clouds and more tired than...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,075
Posted By n8tron

Obviously we all know our own area and the roads...

Obviously we all know our own area and the roads we ride better than google, plus we all have different tolerances for riding on certain roads and in certain amounts of traffic. What this does bring...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By n8tron

imagine if life was actually like this in LA... ...

imagine if life was actually like this in LA...

*sigh*
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-10, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By n8tron

ha, I did a similar ride last sunday, for some...

ha, I did a similar ride last sunday, for some reason though reading about yours was more exciting than my ride... why is that usually the case?

Starting from Culver I road up sepulveda to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,330
Posted By n8tron

wow! that's pretty quick! I'm at a good place...

wow! that's pretty quick! I'm at a good place now with my sizes and haven't change in some time. I combat losing more inches with beer.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-10, 06:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,330
Posted By n8tron

I am right there with you. I've worn mediums for...

I am right there with you. I've worn mediums for ages and always had the mindset that smalls were way to small... Tried one on and realized I had been wearing baggy shirts for a few months and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-10, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By n8tron

I couldn't find in the invite where it said...

I couldn't find in the invite where it said anything about spending money, or wearing rapha... What's everyones problem? It's a bike ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-10, 03:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,279
Posted By n8tron

Though my favorite threads are usually ride...

Though my favorite threads are usually ride descriptions or picture threads that take me out of the office and on the bike mentally...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-10, 03:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,279
Posted By n8tron

The road cycling forum is a collection of folks...

The road cycling forum is a collection of folks who simply ride road bikes for enjoyment or fitness and some who race. Because of this you'll have people who just want something that will work and...
02-18-10, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By n8tron

because the top number is the only one that...

because the top number is the only one that matters in a TT?
Forum: Touring
02-18-10, 05:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,450
Posted By n8tron

i've heard that the stock racks aren't the...

i've heard that the stock racks aren't the best... is that the case? Nice looking bike! I'm narrowing down a touring bike to this or the LHT. The cheaper price and also using my dividend may push...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-10, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By n8tron

honey bikes

http://honeybikes.com/index.php

New brand from the president of Seven cycles. They seem to be similar in niche as Gunnar. They have a lot of text about their goals on their site but not much in...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-10, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By n8tron

I've found it to be a bit of a crap shoot...

I've found it to be a bit of a crap shoot especially if you haven't had experience riding a number of bikes and know what to look for. If you talk it through with a store that does good fits they...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-10, 10:35 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,523
Posted By n8tron

as far as the bike is concerned... awesome. no...

as far as the bike is concerned... awesome. no bike is inherently bad unless it's not being used!

as far as walmart is concerned. I won't be a part of that herd. A friend was employed there...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-10, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By n8tron

do you feel the need to justify your unshaved legs? (to fellow cyclists)

The opposite of this thread made me think about the cyclist who don't shave there legs... Do you worry about any judgement from other cyclists with shaved legs?



(I personally don't care what...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-10, 07:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,154
Posted By n8tron

As long as I haven't been hit or injured I let it...

As long as I haven't been hit or injured I let it go. I try and keep good relations with cars. For example at a red, if a car is behind me trying to turn right I will move to the left so they have...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-10, 06:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,691
Posted By n8tron

1st - sprints/leg strength 2nd - aero...

1st - sprints/leg strength 2nd - aero position/flats

My legs are my weakest link. I also hate the aero position and don't like to push myself on flats. I like to go up. I have great breathing,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-10, 08:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,363
Posted By n8tron

You did well. Like others said, he tried and,...

You did well. Like others said, he tried and, probably had a lot of fun riding in Hawaii.

I completed the ride in September. I remember feeling ok at the ranger station... it was half way from...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-10, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By n8tron

wow, i might as well face palm myself here... I...

wow, i might as well face palm myself here... I had it copied and everything and forgot to post it.

thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-10, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By n8tron

I've used the arezzos and the torinos. IMO they...

I've used the arezzos and the torinos. IMO they are one of the most comfortable tires I've used, and they really grip/roll the road very well. You feel more connected. Only problem is they aren't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-10, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By n8tron

gunnar fit calculator

Pretty cool thing on the new Gunnar site. It allows you to enter in you saddle height and amount of spacers then, after you pick a bike model and stem length/angle, shows what your saddle to bar...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,942
Posted By n8tron

Thanks for these stretching tips. I've always...

Thanks for these stretching tips. I've always had terrible flexibility. I've heard a lot of myths about when to stretch and how much to stretch. I've heard it's useless to stretch before you work...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,942
Posted By n8tron

what's your saddle to bar drop?

I'm just a hair under 6ft and I'm at about 8cm right now which seems fine. I may want a little less for my next bike. I'm just curious what others are riding with.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-10, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,207
Posted By n8tron

beware the stanyan's short headtube... beautiful...

beware the stanyan's short headtube... beautiful bike otherwise...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-10, 03:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,932
Posted By n8tron

thats a great story! everything I hear/read/see...

thats a great story! everything I hear/read/see about Dave Z point to a really cool guy. Lucky you! I ride that route all the time... maybe I'll catch him sometime too.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-10, 08:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,014
Posted By n8tron

more aero, better power to weight ratio... ...

more aero, better power to weight ratio...

that doesn't mean that taller people aren't good... heck Indurain was 6ft 2in, but he had the lungs of a... something with huge lungs.

Isn't there are...
01-04-10, 03:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,063
Posted By n8tron

Rather than name advantages and disadvantages...

Rather than name advantages and disadvantages based on what the later does or doesn't have/do I'll just name my specific thoughts without concern to the other.

Car Advantages
-carry large/heavy...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-09, 01:06 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 16,707
Posted By n8tron

ElJamoquio, that sunset pic is AMAZING! ...

ElJamoquio,

that sunset pic is AMAZING! Your pictures are very vibrant and clear... i suck at photography, any tips?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 16,707
Posted By n8tron

in his defense there are only 5 pics... looks...

in his defense there are only 5 pics... looks like he accidentally linked twice to a few of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-09, 07:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,069
Posted By n8tron

There is no equivalent of the foot to ground...

There is no equivalent of the foot to ground impact you get when running in the cycling world. This is a HUGE stress on your feet/legs/body. That being said I know runners that wouldn't dare sit in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-09, 06:29 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 16,707
Posted By n8tron

ElJamoquio, gorgeous photos. where was the...

ElJamoquio,

gorgeous photos. where was the canyon one taken?
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