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Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-10, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By rffffffff

I havent been riding at night as much as I did at...

I havent been riding at night as much as I did at first, but its an amazing experience... I hadn't seen a fox in 10 years or more, and now I know where they live, to some degree. I fear running over...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-10, 08:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,861
Posted By rffffffff

pcad actually makes a lot of sense to me here... ...

pcad actually makes a lot of sense to me here... I bought the garmin 305 before the powertap... It was my cycling data god. Once the powertap was installed, the garmin is basically a complete waste...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-10, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By rffffffff

wind blows.

wind blows.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-10, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By rffffffff

The way I look at it, higher cadence eats up your...

The way I look at it, higher cadence eats up your lungs, lower cadence eats up your legs. If I am short on breath and not working that hard, I try to keep a lower cadence, but if my legs are toast...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-10, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By rffffffff

On a side note, I have no clue about used bike...

On a side note, I have no clue about used bike prices, but $500 seems high to me... What would a used 2009 allez go for? Answer: ebay completed listing searches are your friend... newer models...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-10, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By rffffffff

could be a 99? ...

could be a 99?
http://www.northeastcycling.com/Bikes_and_Equipment.html#Specialized_Allez
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-10, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 258,807
Posted By rffffffff

My first metric... cold, windy. Fingerless...

My first metric... cold, windy. Fingerless gloves were not a great idea.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/55204087
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-10, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By rffffffff

check competitivecyclist.com. They have a...

check competitivecyclist.com.

They have a wired powertap wheel for $660 and you can choose campy or shimano. The freehub, if you buy it outright is $50 or so, so 699+50 is quite a bit more. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-10, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By rffffffff

I think I would go with these (williams system...

I think I would go with these (williams system 58s) at 215... Souls seem great, but based on a bunch of things that I have read I think they are probably a little too light weight for bigger guys. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-10, 03:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,086
Posted By rffffffff

I got passed by a fixie with fenders near the end...

I got passed by a fixie with fenders near the end of my ride as I paused pedaling for a drink. I rode past him while we were going up a hill, saying I didnt envy him having no gears, but I couldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-10, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,365
Posted By rffffffff

I would go 2010 105 (I have one also... Love it...

I would go 2010 105 (I have one also... Love it dearly) OR 2011 Apex if the frame is really better. I think I would avoid tiagra, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-10, 08:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,255
Posted By rffffffff

I'm on Long Island... the tires I ride on were...

I'm on Long Island... the tires I ride on were recommended by the LBS for riding "around here" after I had already ordered them. Seriously, the tubes that I went through cost more than the tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-10, 08:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,255
Posted By rffffffff

In my first 500 miles I got something like 9...

In my first 500 miles I got something like 9 flats. It was pathetic. slow leaks, fast leaks, whatever.

I changed from the specialized tires that came with my bike to a worn out vittoria tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-10, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 258,807
Posted By rffffffff

I'm not good at doing homework, but I'll try to...

I'm not good at doing homework, but I'll try to write something down! =o)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-10, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 258,807
Posted By rffffffff

I will! Thanks for the encouragment, LowCel too.

I will! Thanks for the encouragment, LowCel too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-10, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 258,807
Posted By rffffffff

We're certainly going to find out! I am already...

We're certainly going to find out! I am already figuring out which weekends in march I can race, but I am hoping that I can get my FTP to at least 250 before then. I've only been on the bike since...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-10, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 258,807
Posted By rffffffff

I was actually reading a bit about this, and one...

I was actually reading a bit about this, and one of the theories is that the sprinter with the highest wattage doesnt usually win, but the high wattage sprinter with the best FTP and most reserve...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-10, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 258,807
Posted By rffffffff

just as long as they have a tow rope to get me to...

just as long as they have a tow rope to get me to the finish I'll be okay!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 258,807
Posted By rffffffff

I think that's what I would be best at, but I am...

I think that's what I would be best at, but I am aiming for some crits first. Track racing requires another bike, and that I can't do right now. (secretly perusing ebay and craigslist for budget...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-10, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 258,807
Posted By rffffffff

My max wattage is kind of my problem, I think......

My max wattage is kind of my problem, I think... 1566 is my personal best, 1444 for 5 seconds, but it means I am all fast twitch, and my FTP is 225 at 194 pounds... That max wattage will never be put...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-10, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 258,807
Posted By rffffffff

Finally a ride I am proud of. I am still fat and...

Finally a ride I am proud of. I am still fat and slow, but I set personal bests in 5m, 20m and 60m power during this ride.

If lose 100lbs, I'll really be fast. Or dead.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-10, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By rffffffff

I use a powertap because I got it cheap on ebay. ...

I use a powertap because I got it cheap on ebay. =o) Competitive cyclist has a really good deal for a $660 (I think) wired powertap wheel, computer, the whole works. (not compatible with garmin or...
10-19-10, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 671,566
Posted By rffffffff

I have read (not experienced) that dehydration...

I have read (not experienced) that dehydration can cause your heart rate to ramp up a bit. If you are too hot and sweating like hell on the trainer that might make sense. Perhaps drinking more will...
10-17-10, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By rffffffff

My advice is based solely on budget, not...

My advice is based solely on budget, not practicality. I completely agree than buying a wireless powertap wheel is the right answer. That being said, once I got my power meter, I really don't care...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-10, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,995
Posted By rffffffff

peel off the stickers and don't coast! =o)

peel off the stickers and don't coast! =o)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-10, 10:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By rffffffff

any rough guess of cost?

any rough guess of cost?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-10, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By rffffffff

These particular wheels use a symmetrical front...

These particular wheels use a symmetrical front and asymmetric rear unfortunately.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-10, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By rffffffff

I'll look to see what I can find on that front. ...

I'll look to see what I can find on that front. Seems like this might be a good way to go.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-10, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By rffffffff

I've never done it before, but, assuming the...

I've never done it before, but, assuming the right parts, I have to imagine a radial 22 front would be a really easy wheel to build. I have a feeling I will just end up buying the wheel complete,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-10, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By rffffffff

The mack hubs website is not so inspiring, but...

The mack hubs website is not so inspiring, but interesting. has anyone used them?

I am contemplating again the 36 hole hub... I am thinking (could be wrong) that I would be better off with a hub...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-10, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By rffffffff

You're on your way. TV is way overrated, and you...

You're on your way. TV is way overrated, and you should sell it to finance the powertap. =o)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-10, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By rffffffff

if you're not a gadget guy, dont get a powertap. ...

if you're not a gadget guy, dont get a powertap. I thought the garmin was the most amazing thing ever until the powertap and now I hate myself even more. It's also the best for intervals... =o)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-10, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By rffffffff

Honestly, I would love to build a wheel to learn,...

Honestly, I would love to build a wheel to learn, and I thought about a 22 spoke 36 hole combo wheel or something like that, but the math just isn.t right enough for me to try it as a first... I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-10, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By rffffffff

Yeah, called the local campy pro shop and they...

Yeah, called the local campy pro shop and they called campy direct... not available. Whole wheel or nothing. (actually, rims and spokes are available) So much for wheelbuilding fun! =o)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-10, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By rffffffff

22 spoke hubs

Long story short: I bought a powertap comp in a campy neutron ultra wheel off of ebay. I would like to get a matching neutron ultra wheel for the front, but my cycling budget is very low.

Short...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By rffffffff

I think you should get a magicshine light! I...

I think you should get a magicshine light! I have a five month old and a three year old, and I ride when I can during the day, but its nice to do an hour or two riding at night after everyone goes...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-10, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By rffffffff

It's smart, so it factors where you where at that...

It's smart, so it factors where you where at that time, not just average speed. I like that feature because I can try to beat the snot out of the fat slow jerk who rode before me and spit on his...
10-09-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 671,566
Posted By rffffffff

Thats the part that I was missing. I didn't...

Thats the part that I was missing. I didn't think about the torque loss from gearing.

A lightbulb has gone on! Thanks, Greg. I had little doubts about the accuracy of the power meter, but I...
10-08-10, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 671,566
Posted By rffffffff

Okay, so lets get technical here... work, a...

Okay, so lets get technical here...

work, a primary part of power measurement is equal to torque*angular velocity, which, lets assume, is similar to cadence (and not hub RPM)

The powertap...
10-08-10, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 671,566
Posted By rffffffff

interesting... I might just pop the magicshine on...

interesting... I might just pop the magicshine on and try a little more jello legged riding tonight... The powertap keeps me motivated. =o)
10-08-10, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 671,566
Posted By rffffffff

One more dumb question: I have read over and...

One more dumb question: I have read over and over again that power numbers are easier to generate going up hill, and that makes sense.

I was totally shot after a two hour ride today and my legs...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-10, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By rffffffff

If I am reading this right, shimano makes...

If I am reading this right, shimano makes relatively inexpensive, decent clipless pedal shoes. I hope you are clear on the concept that clipless shoes require cleats and clipless pedals, as the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-10, 07:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,887
Posted By rffffffff

I'm and inexperienced rider, but I can put out...

I'm and inexperienced rider, but I can put out 1300 watts over five seconds... Its not a huge number, but its pretty good if you don't know my weight (200). That being said, I can't imagine that I...
09-30-10, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By rffffffff

i bought a blackburn pump at sports authority......

i bought a blackburn pump at sports authority... i got the fancier one, I think, but the valve end thing has one lever... you put in on the bike valve and flip it 180 degrees for presta, 90 degrees...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-10, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By rffffffff

He's smoking crack. $2,500 max.

He's smoking crack. $2,500 max.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-10, 10:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,362
Posted By rffffffff

I stand corrected. In that case, sharpie weighs...

I stand corrected. In that case, sharpie weighs less than electrical tape or inner tube. I like that suggestion best. =o)
I think I can use this thread now to convince my wife that I need one...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-10, 09:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,887
Posted By rffffffff

It's gonna be heavier by a little bit, but I...

It's gonna be heavier by a little bit, but I would guess its still under 20. My view on that, being budget limited, is that water weighs 8 lbs per gallon. If I forget to pee before I ride it makes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-10, 09:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,887
Posted By rffffffff

dont want to beat a dead horse, but the apex...

dont want to beat a dead horse, but the apex roubaix seems like the best solution for this 'problem.' The price is much less than the other bikes, somewhere around $1800, which should help convince...
09-29-10, 08:45 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 24,705
Posted By rffffffff

I just HATE when clenbuteral gets in my food. ...

I just HATE when clenbuteral gets in my food. This one time, I even had testosterone drip right off a sweaty guy into my diet coke and I got a positive test that way too. One other time, I got ****...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-10, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By rffffffff

motionx says to email the track to their repeater...

motionx says to email the track to their repeater thing, it will send you an email with an iphone link, then you open it in the phone and download it. it took about 5 seconds to get back to me and...
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