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Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-12, 10:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,156
Posted By BigSean

Sounds like your patience paid off. Good choice...

Sounds like your patience paid off. Good choice and its a great looking bike. As mentioned the best upgrade will be wheels, and I like to add tires as well.
09-29-12, 10:01 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 103,597
Posted By BigSean

Nope Im not, Perhaps cross training is helping,...

Nope Im not, Perhaps cross training is helping, but more then likely I have just learned better about how my body responds.:rolleyes:
09-27-12, 06:26 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 103,597
Posted By BigSean

Thank you both, its been a long road. Fortunately...

Thank you both, its been a long road. Fortunately the fitness seems to return quickly.
09-24-12, 09:37 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 103,597
Posted By BigSean

Back on the bike after a 2 year injury induced...

Back on the bike after a 2 year injury induced hiatus. Re-introducing myself. Sean in San Jose. Tarmac Expert and Jamis Xenith SL. I usually ride in the Los Gatos/San Jose area, often with my GF.
09-24-12, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By BigSean

Two things come to mind for me. First is pacing,...

Two things come to mind for me. First is pacing, riding within your ability. Second is eating and hydrating on the bike. If you do those two things you will be amazed at how far you can ride. If your...
09-05-11, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,691
Posted By BigSean

Ive ridden Hwy 9 over a hundred times as it is...

Ive ridden Hwy 9 over a hundred times as it is close to home and a great ride. Ive ridden at 5 pm on weekdays and 7am on weekends. The problems are the same at any time. Its a few who drive faster...
10-05-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 272,330
Posted By BigSean

It will be coming back on real soon. Racing...

It will be coming back on real soon. Racing season is pretty much over and we will be preparing for the Winter Solstice ride in December. Im guessing in the next few weeks, although I know they rode...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-10, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By BigSean

I agree they look pretty equal. That said I say...

I agree they look pretty equal. That said I say go with what is most comfortable for you to ride. If thats equal then Id buy from the shop that you prefer.
10-05-10, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,221,081
Posted By BigSean

Finally got to ride the bike again. I lost track...

Finally got to ride the bike again. I lost track but I think its been 6 or 7 weeks and a few days. I rode 14 miles including about 750ft of climbing. Its safe to say Ive lost everything I had gained....
09-28-10, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 272,330
Posted By BigSean

We(Los Gatos) used to have a saturday training...

We(Los Gatos) used to have a saturday training ride, its sense fallen by the way side. Hopefully we can pick it back up this season. It was a much faster ride, more of a race simulation. We also do a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-10, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By BigSean

Personally Id go with the TCR. Better components...

Personally Id go with the TCR. Better components and build. If your comfortable on both bikes Id go with the more aggressive one, it will handle better as well.
09-27-10, 04:49 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,542
Posted By BigSean

Bummer. Thats a long drive and alot of...

Bummer. Thats a long drive and alot of preperation time to have to drop out. Stuff happens though.
09-27-10, 01:24 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,542
Posted By BigSean

anyone know what happened to Ygduf? I saw his...

anyone know what happened to Ygduf? I saw his name on the results but no times.
09-27-10, 10:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,490
Posted By BigSean

All of em of course.

All of em of course.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-10, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,520
Posted By BigSean

congrats

congrats
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-10, 10:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,812
Posted By BigSean

absolutely

absolutely
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 07:53 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,375
Posted By BigSean

I must be doing something wrong.

I must be doing something wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 07:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,812
Posted By BigSean

I have the Zipp 404's and the barrel adjusters...

I have the Zipp 404's and the barrel adjusters work fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 06:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,039
Posted By BigSean

Yeah Ive heard it in other sports. Ive always...

Yeah Ive heard it in other sports. Ive always believed it was just a status thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 06:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,812
Posted By BigSean

Im guessing you must really like the Scott. I was...

Im guessing you must really like the Scott. I was real close to getting one of these, still might happen.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 05:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,312
Posted By BigSean

Yeah I dont know. I use Esoles mostly for arch...

Yeah I dont know. I use Esoles mostly for arch support, and they are pretty hard(more then the original). Since the shoe is pretty snug already I am thinkin the sole would already be compressed.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 03:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,312
Posted By BigSean

Your words-You're giving up stiffness in favor of...

Your words-You're giving up stiffness in favor of comfort when you put in cushy insoles, which I think defeats the purpose of those fancy carbon soles.

You are not giving up stiffness at all,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 03:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,039
Posted By BigSean

Get the wheels, you''ll be glad ya did. Not sayin...

Get the wheels, you''ll be glad ya did. Not sayin they will make ya faster, but the ride will be better. I bought a set of ksyruim Elites for under $500, but they claim 1550gr. That said get the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,312
Posted By BigSean

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2: How in a...

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:

How in a insert gonna make the base of the shoe less stiff? My carbon soles are exactly the same stiffness with or without the footbed.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-10, 09:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,504
Posted By BigSean

Nice bike. Id suggest a zero set back post. Looks...

Nice bike. Id suggest a zero set back post. Looks like the seat is slammed forward.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-10, 06:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,312
Posted By BigSean

+1 to this. I have both Sidi's and Specialized...

+1 to this. I have both Sidi's and Specialized shoes. Some observations aside from the insole issue. Sidi's are narrow, but they have the wide models. Specialized fit my feet more naturally, guess my...
09-25-10, 09:28 AM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,485,271
Posted By BigSean

My experience with deadlifts is, dont do them....

My experience with deadlifts is, dont do them. Every time I do I end up with problems. Seated rows seem to work great for me as well. Over time and trial and error you learn how your body responds....
09-25-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,485,271
Posted By BigSean

I have lower back issues as well. I seem to be...

I have lower back issues as well. I seem to be able to manage that issue as long as I do my core work and a bit of strength training, and of course stretching. (l5) I am confident the PT will be...
09-25-10, 08:51 AM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,485,271
Posted By BigSean

MRI results showed a bulging disc in the C6-C7...

MRI results showed a bulging disc in the C6-C7 area of my neck. After 4.5 weeks of this extreme pain and being bed ridden I finally got some treatment. So as its feeling much better, the muscles in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-10, 08:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,798
Posted By BigSean

Psimet set if you want something special at a...

Psimet set if you want something special at a good price.
Williams Wheels are good and durable I have a set and have been happy with them. He really supports the Nor Cal racing scene so I wanted to...
09-25-10, 08:03 AM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,485,271
Posted By BigSean

epidural injection seems to be working well,...

epidural injection seems to be working well, still atleast a week away from riding the bike. However since the pain has ceased and the muscles have loosened a bit I am able to get some light duty...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-10, 11:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,599
Posted By BigSean

+1 to that. Im lucky to have about 10 shops in...

+1 to that.
Im lucky to have about 10 shops in a 10 minute drive from my home. The closest shop I have dealt with for many years, and spent well over $15,000 in. I used to pay a little more to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-10, 08:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,602
Posted By BigSean

Well hopefully he lets the rep know its garbage...

Well hopefully he lets the rep know its garbage so they fix it so it doesnt happen to the consumers.
When I had my business I had a rep give me some product to try and wanted feedback about said...
09-19-10, 11:27 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,354
Posted By BigSean

Nope, but there seems to be a few of us in the...

Nope, but there seems to be a few of us in the racing forum.
09-19-10, 11:08 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,354
Posted By BigSean

Im in this thought as well. At just a tad under...

Im in this thought as well. At just a tad under 6'4 I feel my best between 187 and 192. With the few extra lbs I seem to get more power which increases my watts per kilo. Im not gonna win any...
09-19-10, 11:01 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,354
Posted By BigSean

Our masters here are 35+, 45+, 55+, one more year...

Our masters here are 35+, 45+, 55+, one more year in the 35's for me. Not that the 45's are much slower, but I can use what ever I can get.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-10, 10:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,377
Posted By BigSean

Wow, Farrar's bike looks pretty conservative....

Wow, Farrar's bike looks pretty conservative. However I think its difficult to say just from the drop. Some folks have long arms and torso, other shorter.

This is my bike and to me its about as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-10, 10:42 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,849
Posted By BigSean

There should be others to paceline with. Stay...

There should be others to paceline with. Stay within yourself while still being aggressive.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-10, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By BigSean

Yes the difference is huge. I say go for it. I...

Yes the difference is huge.
I say go for it. I got a 45% off deal on my new bike which is why I bought it.
09-18-10, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,221,081
Posted By BigSean

More rehabing then training, but its what Im...

More rehabing then training, but its what Im allowed by the Dr to do. Today I did 32 minutes on the trainer, but I gotta do it all with no hands on the bars. No hands means Im not really in a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-10, 11:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By BigSean

Mines the same size, but its an expert and Im 6'4...

Mines the same size, but its an expert and Im 6'4

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p259/BigSean_02/DSC00938.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-10, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By BigSean

I believe she previously mentioned in the...

I believe she previously mentioned in the original thread that he is 6'6 or 6'7.
Now ride em till the wheels fall off.
09-17-10, 04:08 PM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,485,271
Posted By BigSean

It is my understanding that you are still covered...

It is my understanding that you are still covered in emergency situations. They really are not all bad, although they have a reputation of prescribing drugs rather then treating you with more...
09-17-10, 12:13 PM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,485,271
Posted By BigSean

Just frustrated at this point.

Just frustrated at this point.
09-17-10, 12:03 PM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,485,271
Posted By BigSean

The plan we have with Kaiser is pretty decent as...

The plan we have with Kaiser is pretty decent as we have very little out of pocket expense. The problem with Kaiser seems to be under staffing as its rare to get an appt in a timely fashion. My...
09-17-10, 11:57 AM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,485,271
Posted By BigSean

Ok, here is an example. I called to schedule my...

Ok, here is an example. I called to schedule my appt for the epidural. 8 days before they can get me in as they only have 2 Drs that do this procedure. So I take the appt as I really have no choice(I...
09-17-10, 10:49 AM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,485,271
Posted By BigSean

Have I mentioned that Kaiser sucks********** ...

Have I mentioned that Kaiser sucks**********
Well it does.
09-16-10, 11:14 PM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,485,271
Posted By BigSean

Thanks WR. I have actually been doing an online...

Thanks WR. I have actually been doing an online course I need to complete for my new career. Lying on the floor is not optimal for this, but I get by and its better then TV.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-10, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 16,414
Posted By BigSean

In my opinion its worth every penny. GO with the...

In my opinion its worth every penny. GO with the expert if you can afford it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-10, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By BigSean

I would normally say go carbon. However in this...

I would normally say go carbon. However in this case the build kit on the Z85 is far superior. That being said I also have to believe that the carbon bike is not a great quality of carbon, but thats...
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