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Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 100,023
Posted By SethAZ

Just got back again, this time Afghanistan. Sadly...

Just got back again, this time Afghanistan. Sadly this thread sees so little use that my reply about my previous deployment four years ago is actually on the same page. Oh well. Been back a week,...
05-05-18, 06:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By SethAZ

Are you saying that according to this theory you...

Are you saying that according to this theory you can store more glycogen than usual after a brief HIIT session? I'd be interested in hearing how that works. I did quite a few fasted state longer bike...
05-04-18, 10:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By SethAZ

Well, the PT test was today and I passed the run...

Well, the PT test was today and I passed the run with 44 seconds to spare, and passed the pushups and situps extremely well, so I'm good to go.

After the misfire of the PT test being postponed two...
04-27-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By SethAZ

Been doing well so far this week. Held my weight...

Been doing well so far this week. Held my weight steady over last drill weekend, and have seen three more lbs off the scale so far since Monday, and was on the verge of showing a 4th lb drop this...
04-23-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By SethAZ

No doubt. I never knew anything about this but...

No doubt. I never knew anything about this but have read some things, and it has me concerned. I think I've identified the likely greatest contributor to the reflux and am working to eliminate it....
04-23-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By SethAZ

Yeah. I'll think about it. I still have this...

Yeah. I'll think about it. I still have this container of creatine, actually. I've thought about cracking it open and using it. What's stopping me right now is worry over the water weight I might...
04-23-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By SethAZ

Did it cause you to gain water weight? If so, how...

Did it cause you to gain water weight? If so, how much?
04-23-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By SethAZ

I'm working out my precise plan for the next two...

I'm working out my precise plan for the next two weeks, but it will most likely be a continuation and intensification of what I was doing in the weeks leading up to this last weekend. I'd only kept...
04-22-18, 06:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By SethAZ

Well after all that, they pushed it first from...

Well after all that, they pushed it first from Saturday till Sunday, then pushed it again until our next drill in May, which is two weeks from now. We're doing crazy amounts of work getting ready for...
04-20-18, 02:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By SethAZ

I'll definitely do some more reading about it...

I'll definitely do some more reading about it after this weekend is over. Thanks!
04-20-18, 12:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By SethAZ

Yeah I've got a Garmin watch (Fenix 2) that I use...

Yeah I've got a Garmin watch (Fenix 2) that I use for these. I'd fail miserably if I didn't have one. This helps me know where I stand at all times. When running these I don't even use a screen...
04-19-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By SethAZ

What I really need is a nice steaming mug of "Man...

What I really need is a nice steaming mug of "Man the Eff Up!" I think I'm going to be fine, though the run will suck.

Yeah I can't serve two masters here, so I let go of the ketosis this morning...
04-19-18, 06:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By SethAZ

I hear ya, and I feel a certain measure of shame...

I hear ya, and I feel a certain measure of shame in obsessing over a run as short as the APFT. I've never been much of a runner. Even when I was young and in great shape and could easily max the...
04-19-18, 04:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By SethAZ

Thanks for the comments! Yeah, I've tried doing...

Thanks for the comments! Yeah, I've tried doing no running but tons of cycling before PT tests a few years ago and learned to my horror and great physical pain trying to gut out the run that while my...
04-18-18, 11:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By SethAZ

I'm in ketosis, need advice on coming off it for a PT test

Hi guys. For some time now I've eaten a moderate amount of carbs, and recently was concentrating a little more on restricting them further. I've been trying hard to lose some weight for an upcoming...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-18, 01:23 AM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 307,074
Posted By SethAZ

He's getting yelled at too.

He's getting yelled at too.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-18, 01:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,946
Posted By SethAZ

They were 2.0/1.8/2.0 double-butted spokes. I...

They were 2.0/1.8/2.0 double-butted spokes. I don't recall anymore which brand those were, though I could go out and look.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-18, 08:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,946
Posted By SethAZ

I used a tensiometer (TM-1), but I have no idea...

I used a tensiometer (TM-1), but I have no idea whether it was properly calibrated or not. It should have been, since it was new, but not having calibrated it I wouldn't say it definitely was....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-18, 07:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,946
Posted By SethAZ

It happened to me with a rear wheel I built with...

It happened to me with a rear wheel I built with an original Pacenti SL-23.

A couple caveats, though:
1) It was my first complete wheel build so I can't guarantee I had done everything right.
2)...
01-03-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,818
Posted By SethAZ

Oi vey. Yeah just found this thread's evil twin....

Oi vey. Yeah just found this thread's evil twin. Now I gotta read through the whole discussion again over there.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-18, 12:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,218
Posted By SethAZ

I got my Hutchinson Sector 32s over the weekend....

I got my Hutchinson Sector 32s over the weekend. Went for a ride on New Year's Day for the last time* with the Compass 32mm tires on the bike, and ended up getting a flat for only the second time...
01-03-18, 12:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By SethAZ

There's your problem right there. Why does she...

There's your problem right there. Why does she know you have the cash under the bed? Someone needs to cut a corner off of your man card.
01-03-18, 12:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 619
Posted By SethAZ

Was the tube in the tire when you submerged it?...

Was the tube in the tire when you submerged it? Because if it wasn't, then the pressure you put in the tube while submerging it was not very high at all, and therefore tiny little valve leaks or...
01-02-18, 11:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,818
Posted By SethAZ

I'm very glad this came up. When I built my...

I'm very glad this came up. When I built my AeroClyde rear wheel, after the first ride I noticed some issues with my rear wheel which, when I investigated, showed NDS spokes being way to close to...
01-02-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,786
Posted By SethAZ

Since both of my road bikes use BSA BBs in theory...

Since both of my road bikes use BSA BBs in theory I could swap the Quarq between them (when I get it), but in practice I won't. It would be more work than it's worth. My new bike is my primary bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-18, 05:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,699
Posted By SethAZ

Finished the Festive 500 plus a little on...

Finished the Festive 500 plus a little on Saturday. Planned to do a ride on Sunday to try to crack 2500 for the year, but ended up out in town all freaking day with my wife to buy a car, and didn't...
12-31-17, 12:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,436
Posted By SethAZ

God damn you! After watching this, I spent the...

God damn you! After watching this, I spent the next 2-3 hours when I should have been asleep watching a ton of Ali's other videos. That style of bike riding is pretty new to me, and I just couldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-17, 01:33 AM
Replies: 18,535
Views: 3,649,911
Posted By SethAZ

Man, very sorry to hear that. Glad you have your...

Man, very sorry to hear that. Glad you have your priorities straight. The 8050 can wait; they'll make more.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-17, 01:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,064
Posted By SethAZ

I think you feel like a hardbody when you ride in...

I think you feel like a hardbody when you ride in the cold, but I don't think there's really any training advantage to it. It might even be a little worse, if it's so cold that you're struggling to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-17, 01:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,003
Posted By SethAZ

This. With a really heavy/thick/stiff casing I...

This. With a really heavy/thick/stiff casing I don't believe the benefits of latex tubes will be felt. I like riding latex tubes, but I don't always ride them. For instance, my latex tube valve stems...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-17, 01:04 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,699
Posted By SethAZ

Yeah you jumped up to the top of my list of...

Yeah you jumped up to the top of my list of Festive folks. I'm hoping to finish tomorrow (well, now it's later today), but I need 86 miles. I think it'll happen today.

That's a lot of miles you...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-17, 12:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,699
Posted By SethAZ

I'm at 2374 right now, but I still have 86 miles...

I'm at 2374 right now, but I still have 86 miles left to finish the Festive 500, and I'll finish it either all tomorrow, or a lot tomorrow and the rest on Sunday, so I'll be over 2460 if I stop as...
12-29-17, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,976
Posted By SethAZ

Yeah, it looks very well applied. A very...

Yeah, it looks very well applied. A very impressive job. Not sure it's to my particular taste for a bike, but just judged for what it is, I'm very impressed.
12-29-17, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By SethAZ

Have you considered the various triple-butted...

Have you considered the various triple-butted spokes? The Sapim Force and DT Alpine III, for instance, will give you the regular double-butted goodness at the same thicknesses as you're already...
12-29-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,380
Posted By SethAZ

Yeah, with the black, plain-rivet B17s going for...

Yeah, with the black, plain-rivet B17s going for around $90 or so it's no more expensive to try out than many other higher-end saddles. You don't have to buy the really expensive Brooks models just...
12-29-17, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,436
Posted By SethAZ

Yeah I just watched that Alto video. They could...

Yeah I just watched that Alto video. They could have made it a lot shorter, but yeah it was interesting to see what it took to finally destroy the wheel in that test. I have no idea how relevant that...
12-29-17, 04:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,852
Posted By SethAZ

You probably can't get any cleaner than a...

You probably can't get any cleaner than a paraffin lube. Of course you'll have to reapply it a lot, but there are wax-based liquid lubes that would probably approach the cleanliness.
12-29-17, 03:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,677
Posted By SethAZ

I grew up in Massachusetts, and also lived in New...

I grew up in Massachusetts, and also lived in New Hampshire for a few years before moving out here to AZ.

I'll tell you a funny story about me and Canada that would never happen today with Google...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-17, 03:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,577
Posted By SethAZ

Thanks! I've got nearly 400 miles on the wheels...

Thanks! I've got nearly 400 miles on the wheels now, and I really like them. I think I can say conclusively that they do transmit a little more vibration up from the road through the bike than the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-17, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By SethAZ

Great job! And it sounds like you'll have a great...

Great job! And it sounds like you'll have a great bike, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-17, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By SethAZ

It'll fit. I don't know if there are any spacers...

It'll fit. I don't know if there are any spacers or anything required, but my 27.2mm seatpost has that Di2 battery in it.

I'd have more to say about whether spacers are required, but I didn't put...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-17, 12:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,318
Posted By SethAZ

I'd keep going back if I were you. If...

I'd keep going back if I were you.

If they're riding hard, if you get gapped you probably have no more than 20 or 30 seconds tops to close the gap or you're done. It'll often burn a match or two...
12-28-17, 12:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,677
Posted By SethAZ

I'm sure my viking ancestors are rolling in their...

I'm sure my viking ancestors are rolling in their graves. I used to be a little better at tolerating the cold, having grown up in New England.

One interesting thing is that ever since I lost over...
12-28-17, 11:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,786
Posted By SethAZ

My 2018 goal will be to ride 7000 miles. After a...

My 2018 goal will be to ride 7000 miles. After a two-year total hiatus from cycling I started riding again in late August of this year, and am currently sitting at 2270 miles for the year. I've been...
12-28-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By SethAZ

Too bad that's a 26" wheel instead of a 700c. For...

Too bad that's a 26" wheel instead of a 700c. For that price I don't think it would be possible for an individual to buy components separately and build something comparable. Bummer about the...
12-28-17, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,436
Posted By SethAZ

I wouldn't count on a carbon wheelset absorbing...

I wouldn't count on a carbon wheelset absorbing more road vibration. My AeroClyde wheels seem to be transmitting more vibration up into the bike than the Stans Grail wheelset they replaced. It makes...
12-28-17, 10:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,677
Posted By SethAZ

Yeah, sounds like I woulda been dropped pretty...

Yeah, sounds like I woulda been dropped pretty early.

So check this out. I'm sitting here reading this, and waiting to go on a bike ride. We're supposed to have a high temp today of 74 degrees,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-17, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By SethAZ

You might consider some carbon rims from...

You might consider some carbon rims from Light-Bicycle. The 28mm wide by 46mm deep rims...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-17, 10:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,808
Posted By SethAZ

After reading this I went out to the garage and...

After reading this I went out to the garage and measured my two Compass Stampede Pass tires with a digital micrometer. They're on rims that are listed as 21mm interior width (28mm external). The rear...
12-24-17, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By SethAZ

One thing I've started with this new bike is...

One thing I've started with this new bike is swapping chains every 500 miles or so. I picked up two brand new Dura Ace chains for the bike, and if I swap between them every 500 miles the chains and...
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