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Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-14, 06:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,082
Posted By cato_mcfly

I went to see the Stage 2 time trial in Folsom. ...

I went to see the Stage 2 time trial in Folsom. Good thing we missed the heat wave 2 days later.

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-12, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,890
Posted By cato_mcfly

I wear 12 in most athletic shoes (Nike, etc) and...

I wear 12 in most athletic shoes (Nike, etc) and I use 47 Garneau. 46 was slightly too tight.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-11, 08:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,347
Posted By cato_mcfly

It does seem to show: "Both Greg LeMond and...

It does seem to show:

"Both Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon have dated the appearance of EPO to the early 1990s, with Lemond pointing to 1991 as the year where the pelotonís speed started to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-11, 09:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,677
Posted By cato_mcfly

0 - Two weeks since I hurt my foot somehow...

0 - Two weeks since I hurt my foot somehow...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-11, 11:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,618
Posted By cato_mcfly

I had to buy bigger size pants due to increased...

I had to buy bigger size pants due to increased muscle mass. My pants were very tight in the hips.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By cato_mcfly

Hmm, I would definitely ask for the original...

Hmm, I would definitely ask for the original receipt... seems too good to be true. Don't support bike theives!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-11, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By cato_mcfly

It's probably the distance from his house to the...

It's probably the distance from his house to the base of each hill :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By cato_mcfly

+1. They are different intervals, and both have...

+1. They are different intervals, and both have value. Maybe alternate sessions?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,449
Posted By cato_mcfly

Weight certainly helps, but don't discount...

Weight certainly helps, but don't discount positioning. Riding out of the saddle on the hoods is great for going up steep sections, something that just don't quite feel right in a MTB. I'm not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-11, 06:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,525
Posted By cato_mcfly

I didn't say it wouldn't make a slight difference...

I didn't say it wouldn't make a slight difference avg speed wise, but if you aren't racing and just biking for fitness and enjoyment, what's an extra 30 seconds? If you are racing on flats, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-11, 05:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,525
Posted By cato_mcfly

Unless you are already under 7% body fat AND you...

Unless you are already under 7% body fat AND you are planning to race in a mountainous/hilly terrain, I wouldn't worry about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-11, 05:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,670
Posted By cato_mcfly

And remember to always compare what you have...

And remember to always compare what you have priced out to a simliar new bike. Unless you are attached to the frame, there can be some good deals found on various sales/clearances. (my bike is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 9,122
Posted By cato_mcfly

While I weigh myself every week, I don't pay...

While I weigh myself every week, I don't pay attention to the weight number. My scale has a body fat monitor which I do track. I don't think it is that accurate, but it seems to be fairly precise...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-11, 12:11 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 31,956
Posted By cato_mcfly

This thread makes me want to redo my '89 World...

This thread makes me want to redo my '89 World Sport collecting dust in my parent's garage. Unsure though if it can take modern shifters as it had stem mounted shifters. Also, not sure if modern...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-11, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By cato_mcfly

Are you in our out of the saddle while climbing? ...

Are you in our out of the saddle while climbing? While in the saddle, my legs are my limiter, while out my cardio is. I switch back and forth to even the load depending on grade.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-11, 07:00 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 18,256
Posted By cato_mcfly

Buy a new bike. With the right promotion, you...

Buy a new bike. With the right promotion, you get a huge discount on a component group when purchased with a new bike.
06-21-11, 06:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,332
Posted By cato_mcfly

OK, I was wrong. I miss Juneuary.

OK, I was wrong. I miss Juneuary.
06-19-11, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,056
Posted By cato_mcfly

I tried some combinations on the DMV website and...

I tried some combinations on the DMV website and 5M59338 is not available (someone must have it).

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/ipp2/initPers.do
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-11, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By cato_mcfly

I've been happy with my GT so far... great value

I've been happy with my GT so far... great value
06-18-11, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 725
Posted By cato_mcfly

Great job! If I ever get off my butt to drive to...

Great job! If I ever get off my butt to drive to a ride, this will be on my list.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-11, 08:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,784
Posted By cato_mcfly

No expert here, but I would think it would think...

No expert here, but I would think it would think it would matter. While on a 6.5% grade it is a wash, a smaller grade or flat he'll be going faster if he's bigger and more powerful (described above...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-11, 06:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,784
Posted By cato_mcfly

How much do you weigh? At 11.25mph @ 6.5% grade...

How much do you weigh? At 11.25mph @ 6.5% grade (20 lb bike):

150lb rider = 311W
175lb rider = 352W
200lb rider = 393W

I think that is pretty decent for an 8 minute duration. To put out the...
06-05-11, 09:36 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,988
Posted By cato_mcfly

I hit many of the same roads you did today...

I hit many of the same roads you did today freighttraininguphill at probably around the same time :-D

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/90422824
06-04-11, 04:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,332
Posted By cato_mcfly

Break in the rain for Sacramento I think... EDH...

Break in the rain for Sacramento I think... EDH here I come :-)
06-04-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,332
Posted By cato_mcfly

How depressing, even though my commuter has...

How depressing, even though my commuter has fenders, I really can't get the motivation to venture out.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-11, 12:01 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,244
Posted By cato_mcfly

Yes, it's clearly the cyclist's fault that he...

Yes, it's clearly the cyclist's fault that he doesn't live in a cycling utopia with safe roads varied terrain/scenery all within convenient distance from his house...

DrPete didn't say every ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-11, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By cato_mcfly

Don't steal my coffee and patisse climb rating...

Don't steal my coffee and patisse climb rating app idea!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-11, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By cato_mcfly

I do short stretches of 15-18% on my 34-25, but...

I do short stretches of 15-18% on my 34-25, but I'm out of the saddle. I don't think I'd want to be out of the saddle too much for that sort of climb. I'd go smaller than 34 (triple?) up front and...
05-31-11, 10:31 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 9,618
Posted By cato_mcfly

I'm sure this has been debated back and forth...

I'm sure this has been debated back and forth again and again on this forum, so if you can supply me to a link refuting the study it would be helpful. Any published research which comes to a...
05-31-11, 02:28 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 9,618
Posted By cato_mcfly

I'm a libertarian at heart, so please do what you...

I'm a libertarian at heart, so please do what you like, but please don't misinform others that helmets don't help prevent brain/head injuries:


"A Case-Control Study of the Effectiveness of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-11, 08:46 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,041
Posted By cato_mcfly

I'd ride with ya wphamilton... if I could keep up...

I'd ride with ya wphamilton... if I could keep up with that aero beast!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,440
Posted By cato_mcfly

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-11, 07:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,440
Posted By cato_mcfly

90% rider, 10% bike. Don't sweat it as long as...

90% rider, 10% bike. Don't sweat it as long as it is riding well. If you ever join group rides or start racing, you may then want to start thinking about something better. And keep the repair...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-11, 09:10 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,288
Posted By cato_mcfly

I think you are the guy OP was talking about :-D ...

I think you are the guy OP was talking about :-D

My averages drop 4-5mph on my very hilly course >100' per mile vs my flat course. Perhaps some of this is because I cannot acheive maximum speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-11, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By cato_mcfly

I'm not sure either 105 is a significant upgrade...

I'm not sure either 105 is a significant upgrade over the Tektro. What model did you have? The tektro dual pivots seem to be pretty decent if decent pads are swapped in.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-11, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By cato_mcfly

^agreed^ Ditch the single speed. Gears are a...

^agreed^ Ditch the single speed. Gears are a beautiful thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-11, 05:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,579
Posted By cato_mcfly

For those that can use 39x25 on a 20% grade, are...

For those that can use 39x25 on a 20% grade, are you in or out of the saddle? Above 12% on my compact 34x25 I am out of the saddle slowly grinding away.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-11, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By cato_mcfly

I usually am a fan of buying what you'll want in...

I usually am a fan of buying what you'll want in the long run rather than buying twice. However, if you are just starting out and have limited funds any bike is better than no bike. Get riding! As...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-11, 08:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,367
Posted By cato_mcfly

I bet with a power meter you would have seen you...

I bet with a power meter you would have seen you were putting down more power into the headwind. I seem to do this too because I bike with a computer and don't like seeing the speed drop below a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-11, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By cato_mcfly

Great pickup! I'm happy with my GT (AL-Ultegra)...

Great pickup! I'm happy with my GT (AL-Ultegra) I picked up for 15% off + 20% credit.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-11, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 251,726
Posted By cato_mcfly

My short hill route:...

My short hill route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/85660159
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By cato_mcfly

Agreed. More cost effective to buy a new bike...

Agreed. More cost effective to buy a new bike with components unless you have some attachment to the frame. Sell the old bike for what you can get for it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-11, 08:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,772
Posted By cato_mcfly

Nice bike, but definitely placebo effect. A 5 lb...

Nice bike, but definitely placebo effect. A 5 lb difference would only lead to a 7W savings on a 4% grade. A 13->16 mph improvement would take an extra 81W for a 150 lb rider.

Still, it's nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,649
Posted By cato_mcfly

freighttraininguphill: Wow. I am on the brakes...

freighttraininguphill: Wow. I am on the brakes most of the way down Beatty Dr! I don't trust mike bike or myself that much.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-11, 11:33 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,437
Posted By cato_mcfly

Thanks for the pics freighttraininguphill! I've...

Thanks for the pics freighttraininguphill! I've ridden many of those, but not all--I'll have to go search some of them out. Just yesterday I was doing repeats on Beatty :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-11, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,783
Posted By cato_mcfly

Actually, I take back my no complaints comment. ...

Actually, I take back my no complaints comment. The paint scheme and graphics are not really to my taste, but I'm not too picky :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-11, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,783
Posted By cato_mcfly

I bought a GTR Series 1 with Ultegra a month...

I bought a GTR Series 1 with Ultegra a month back. I'm a road newbie, so I don't have much to compare it to, but I did go on 5-6 other test rides and found this bike the most comfortable for me. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-11, 09:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,703
Posted By cato_mcfly

Newbie road biker here: I was using trim without...

Newbie road biker here: I was using trim without realizing it was an intended feature.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-11, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By cato_mcfly

Remember, don't be cheap, buy a new helmet :-) ...

Remember, don't be cheap, buy a new helmet :-) Glad to see you came out ok.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-11, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By cato_mcfly

I'm generally confused to what it means by...

I'm generally confused to what it means by average. Does average mean:

a) Cruising speed on flat, no wind (solo)
b) Cruising speed on flat, no wind (group)
c) Average speed for ride as computed...
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