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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,043
Posted By Fastfwd01

I scored some Pearl Izumi tights with no chamios...

I scored some Pearl Izumi tights with no chamios (not bibs) on sale that I'm eager to see how they work with my bib shorts this fall. If nothing else they'll make a nice lite base layer for other...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 304
Posted By Fastfwd01

Thanks. They do have a 2021 version. Not sure if...

Thanks. They do have a 2021 version. Not sure if it is different. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36781838?highlight=2163-3207
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 304
Posted By Fastfwd01

A little update on this as it pertains to how I...

A little update on this as it pertains to how I might perceive a climb up Lookout Mountain vs those who may have access to higher elevation climbs. I took a trip yesterday morning down to what I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 304
Posted By Fastfwd01

Exactly. It looks like turn after turn after...

Exactly. It looks like turn after turn after turn. I don't want to get lost like some have in the past. I expect it will be well marked this year. I've got an older Garmin 1000 that has street maps...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 304
Posted By Fastfwd01

Thanks. I just know I so vividly recall there was...

Thanks. I just know I so vividly recall there was something a little strange about how chilly it felt in Aspen starting out with the temperatures down in the 50s or maybe even 40s and then after just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 304
Posted By Fastfwd01

Ok, thanks. I appreciate the weather links. I'll...

Ok, thanks. I appreciate the weather links. I'll keep an eye on it.

I've looked at doing so many rides to wrap up the fall I maybe have lost sight of the Lookout Mountain topping out at 7,500...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 304
Posted By Fastfwd01

Thanks for the helpful input. I just...

Thanks for the helpful input.

I just haven't been riding in anything but the hot weather for several years. I basically quit riding the last few years. I'm a little unsure what I might expect....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 304
Posted By Fastfwd01

Layers for Fall Weather Event in Colorado

I'm looking at a trip up to Colorado to do the Denver Century. If so, I'm doing the 100 mile that includes a climb up Lookout Mountain. So far the weather looks like it might be starting out around...
09-13-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By Fastfwd01

Denver Century Ride Sept 25th 2021

I'm looking at doing this ride. The full 100 mile ride with the 6k feet of climbing up Lookout Mountain. I'm curious if anyone may have any insight they might be willing to share on it. Specifically,...
08-29-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By Fastfwd01

Thanks. Well, mostly solo. I hung off the...

Thanks.

Well, mostly solo. I hung off the back of a few people's wheel along the way and tagged along with a few groups too. You can't avoid starting out not being in that mass of cyclists moving...
08-29-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By Fastfwd01

I've only ridden this once before and I felt like...

I've only ridden this once before and I felt like we had exceptional conditions that year (2015). That was my first year to participate in events and I did it in like 5:21 'chip time' if I remember...
08-28-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By Fastfwd01

Well, no under 5 hour century unfortunately. I...

Well, no under 5 hour century unfortunately. I just wasn't really feeling that strong. I'm sure I could have done a few things differently and gotten a better time. I likely shouldn't have done that...
08-25-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By Fastfwd01

Thanks for the advice. Oh, I've been riding in...

Thanks for the advice. Oh, I've been riding in the heat all summer. I'm plenty acclimated to it by now. I busted out my first (and second) full 100 mile rides this summer (July) since maybe 2016....
08-24-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By Fastfwd01

Thanks for the replies. It is true that I really...

Thanks for the replies. It is true that I really don't know what my limit may be for calorie intake. So, I might go a little lite on the scoops. 5 'scoops' would reduce it to 285 calories and 71.5g...
08-23-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By Fastfwd01

Century Event Fuel Strategy with Skratch Labs Superfuel

I'm looking at doing the Hotter'n Hell 100 this weekend. I've done it before in 2015 and I did better than I expected. Like about 5 hours 20 minutes or so. I'm maybe not in the same condition as I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 03:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By Fastfwd01

I have to agree that I've never been aware that...

I have to agree that I've never been aware that it was something that I was sensitive to while running SPD pedals. The float with them must be far greater than 6 degrees. In retrospect, if I had my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By Fastfwd01

I'm not really going for trying to exaggerate the...

I'm not really going for trying to exaggerate the cleat position until it creates knee pain. I guess I'm curious if there is an ideal setup that would benefit power output? As I was out on my last...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By Fastfwd01

Cleat Positioning For Best Power

I just made the transition to road shoes. SPD-SL specifically. I've got the Garmin cleats with 6 degrees of float. I've watched quite a bit of bike fitting on Youtube. I gathered a consensus of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By Fastfwd01

I did see that there is a pretty common street...

I did see that there is a pretty common street wear type shoe heel inserts that might be worth a try if this was ever a problem for anyone. Not the ideal solution, but it might be worth a try. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By Fastfwd01

Well, not that anyone seems to care about this...

Well, not that anyone seems to care about this topic, but I decided to put cleats on the shoes and ride with them. I can't imagine them fitting much better. I'm sure the heel could be a tighter fit,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By Fastfwd01

After I gave it another go - I've got a few new...

After I gave it another go - I've got a few new thoughts on what I'm experiencing. For starters - what I might describe as not gripping my heels as tightly as they could might be because they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By Fastfwd01

Road Shoe Heel Fit

I decided to switch over from SPD to SPD-SL. I ordered the single sided Garmin Rally power meter pedals. I'm not a 'racer.' I do century rides, gran fondos, etc. Longer distances. So, I don't need a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2,617
Views: 395,960
Posted By Fastfwd01

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1460/synapse_105_at_dawn_c990acb66b50fb900cdbe8b10c104229148d57e1.jpg
We're getting 100 degree days and heat indexes over 100 here this...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,511
Posted By Fastfwd01

I'm thinking I might pull the trigger on a Garmin...

I'm thinking I might pull the trigger on a Garmin Rally RS100. I did see a review with the Youtuber Shane Miller

https://youtu.be/4Bu2lVugKFg

It indicated a slight accuracy issue with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By Fastfwd01

Thanks for sharing your experience. I didn't...

Thanks for sharing your experience. I didn't measure with the Walz cap on. I wouldn't really know for sure how the retention system would interact with it. I guess it could depend on how the hat sits...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By Fastfwd01

Took the POC out for the first ride today. Glad...

Took the POC out for the first ride today. Glad to experience taking it out having it leveled on my head. It actually just about gives enough sun block to my eyes that I can't imagine a cap adding...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By Fastfwd01

Thanks for sharing your experience. I think I...

Thanks for sharing your experience. I think I picked up that Waltz during a California trip possibly. It's a nice hat. I see their website now and they make some cool stuff.

I guess I'm just going...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By Fastfwd01

I think I've decided not to fret over it any...

I think I've decided not to fret over it any further. I knew when I ordered it that there was a good chance I would have to forgo a cap under it if I wanted the medium shell vs the large shell. As...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By Fastfwd01

Helmet Sizing with Cycling Cap

Well, I'm updating some of my cycling gear and running into a few sizing issues. I found a pretty nice deal on a POC Ventral Air Spin. I'm measuring my head to be 58cm. Their sizing chart lists...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,511
Posted By Fastfwd01

That was my concern. The more it gets done the...

That was my concern. The more it gets done the more potential to become sloppy doing it. For me at least that would be a concern. I'm not sure how it could otherwise go wrong, but if it is possible I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,511
Posted By Fastfwd01

Thanks for the input. I can see there will be...

Thanks for the input. I can see there will be divided opinions, but I have to agree that the impediment to getting everything together to ride being further burdened by a pedal swap could be the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,511
Posted By Fastfwd01

Power Meter Solution for 2 Road Bikes?

For starters, I'm not completely convinced that I 'need' a power meter. I'm not sure the expense is really worth it, but I am a Strava (premium) user and I do sort of enjoy the stats. I am motivated...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 984
Posted By Fastfwd01

I got my Cento Evo order in this evening. I was...

I got my Cento Evo order in this evening. I was able to try on the Mille locally and even the XL was pretty tight in my stomach. The large was pretty ridiculously too small on me. I'm dropping...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 984
Posted By Fastfwd01

I'm looking at these myself currently. Thanks for...

I'm looking at these myself currently. Thanks for the input.

I've always been a pretty basic Pearl Izumi bib shorts guy, but my last pair (Elite Pursuit?) have a bad issue with the leg...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 16,665
Posted By Fastfwd01

I didn't read all of that. I did just decide to...

I didn't read all of that. I did just decide to pay for another year of Strava without even really digging in to what all the premium subscription offers. I enjoy using it. If they aren't selling my...
07-05-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,358
Posted By Fastfwd01

Peacock is only $4.99 a month. Includes 2...

Peacock is only $4.99 a month. Includes 2 versions of the TDF. One is apparently the NBCSN (?) broadcast with commercials that is on US cable television and there is another version with no...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,746
Posted By Fastfwd01

Replaced the BB30 bearings on my 2014 Cannondale...

Replaced the BB30 bearings on my 2014 Cannondale Synapse 105. If they needed it or not. They had to have about 13k miles on them. I'm sure they had many thousands more life left, but seems like it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,084
Posted By Fastfwd01

R5. I just put the 4000IIs back on the R5 a...

R5.

I just put the 4000IIs back on the R5 a few minutes ago. They've got some sidewall scuffs so maybe I'll just run them until they are done and get some of the new Conti 5000. I haven't been...
07-01-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,518
Posted By Fastfwd01

Thanks! Yeah, that was my first full year of...

Thanks! Yeah, that was my first full year of owning a road bike and attending events. I was very pleased.

On the topic of bar drop - this was with my Cannondale that had basically no bar drop at...
07-01-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,518
Posted By Fastfwd01

Oh, it was just a random forum discussion that I...

Oh, it was just a random forum discussion that I found while searching on this topic. I don't even remember which forum that was. Sorry.

Thank you for the suggested reading on the topic though.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,084
Posted By Fastfwd01

Interesting to see so many haters of the...

Interesting to see so many haters of the Gatorskins on here. I've been running them (25mm) almost exclusively on both of my bikes for my regular rides around town. I'm often forced into the gutter...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By Fastfwd01

Same here. That cable lock on the Kuat doesn't...

Same here. That cable lock on the Kuat doesn't inspire a lot of confidence for me personally. If I am driving and needed a bathroom break at a gas station I take the chance that it keeps anyone...
06-23-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Fastfwd01

Thanks all. Now that I look at that webpage I...

Thanks all. Now that I look at that webpage I posted a link to again I can interpret what they are saying better. That is exactly what I already have in my steerer tube. The website is saying that...
06-23-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Fastfwd01

Ok, so, that is full length then? I'm good to...

Ok, so, that is full length then? I'm good to drop away and tighten with the correct torque? It had me a little worried for a minute. I put all the spacers back in place and moved the stem back up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,105
Posted By Fastfwd01

I'm not trying to contradict you personally, but...

I'm not trying to contradict you personally, but I've always shied away from dropping my bars on my bikes because the Cannondale Owner's Manual actually does specify that (with carbon forks) only...
06-23-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Fastfwd01

Cervelo R5 Stem Drop

I've got a 2015 R5 that I've never dropped the bars on. It recently became topical to try doing so. Well, while I was just looking at the possibility that the carbon fork steering tube might require...
06-23-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,518
Posted By Fastfwd01

Seems I forgot what my goals were in 2015.......

Seems I forgot what my goals were in 2015.... Apparently, it was to get my century time under 6 hours and I must have clocked something like 5:20 ish. I should probably also note that the Cannondale...
06-19-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,518
Posted By Fastfwd01

Thanks. My weight got crazy out of control after...

Thanks. My weight got crazy out of control after mostly giving up cycling the last couple years. I've dropped probably 35lbs and I might have another 20lbs to go before I would consider investing in...
06-17-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,518
Posted By Fastfwd01

Thank you everyone for your input. I dove pretty...

Thank you everyone for your input. I dove pretty deep into the cycling thing possibly too quickly. I bought that Cannondale Synapse in about September 2014 after riding my old Cannondale Mountain...
06-16-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,518
Posted By Fastfwd01

Well, obviously I was venting a little, but I...

Well, obviously I was venting a little, but I suppose the question or request for advice would pertain to what others might be doing with their fitment/setup related to bar drop if you ride longer...
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