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Forum: Northeast
06-11-13, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By neneboricua

I know this thread is slightly old at this point...

I know this thread is slightly old at this point but another question. How much of the year is rideable in this area of Maryland? Does it snow a lot and are there times of year when it's not...
Forum: Northeast
05-29-13, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By neneboricua

Thanks for all the resources, guys. That helps a...

Thanks for all the resources, guys. That helps a lot. There's a lot of good info on those sites about club rides and all. I'm sure once I join a few club rides I'll quickly get a feel for the...
Forum: Northeast
05-28-13, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By neneboricua

Cycling in/near Rockville, MD? Might be moving from San Diego

Hi everyone,

I'm in the unfortunate situation of having to move away from possibly the best cycling in the country, San Diego. I might be taking a job in Rockville, MD and am wondering what I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By neneboricua

I have that Performance case. It's not bad but...

I have that Performance case. It's not bad but it's not super great either. I've only flown with it twice and it held up fine both times. Bike was totally fine. If you're going to fly with your...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 133,281
Posted By neneboricua

General rule of thumb is that aero won't matter...

General rule of thumb is that aero won't matter much unless it's at least 40mm-50mm deep. Between the 2.0 and 3.0, I would take the 2.0 (I have the 2.0 and C5.0). The 2.0's are very light and make...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-13, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,841
Posted By neneboricua

I'd rather have the full group as well but...

I'd rather have the full group as well but they're trying to hit a particular price point. Chains and cassettes are easy places to save some money because they're components that wear out the...
02-26-13, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 3,580,617
Posted By neneboricua

True. I drastically over dressed for this race. ...

True. I drastically over dressed for this race. I was born in the tropics so I'd rather be hot than cold. The weather was PERFECT. It was high 50s - low 60's in early February, clear and sunny. ...
02-26-13, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 3,580,617
Posted By neneboricua

Finishing my first ever race. Boulevard Cat 5 in...

Finishing my first ever race. Boulevard Cat 5 in SoCal about a month ago. My goals were not to crash and hopefully not get dropped. Finished 19th. Not great but I was happy with it :)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-13, 08:13 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,882
Posted By neneboricua

Riding defensively does not necessarily mean...

Riding defensively does not necessarily mean riding slowly. It means being aware of your surroundings and anticipating that drivers and even other cyclists/pedestrians can and will suddenly do...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-13, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By neneboricua

Velonews did a test of aero road bikes recently. ...

Velonews did a test of aero road bikes recently. They tested the Scott Foil, Cervelo S5, Specialized Venge, and Litespeed C1. Each blends slightly different qualities and all did very well. In the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-13, 07:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,575
Posted By neneboricua

I started with a hybrid. Used it for commuting...

I started with a hybrid. Used it for commuting and fitness rides on the weekend. Eventually I went to a road bike and my typical speed when cruising (note I didn't say average speed) went up about...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-13, 02:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,735
Posted By neneboricua

Anyone have thoughts comparing the new Quarq to...

Anyone have thoughts comparing the new Quarq to Power2Max? DC Rainmaker recently reviewed their updated unit which puts it very much in line with the newest Quarq offerings.

Power2Max updated...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-13, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By neneboricua

I tried the Polar Wearlink strap and it worked...

I tried the Polar Wearlink strap and it worked for a while but died on me after a couple of months. It kept reading a constant heart rate no matter what was going on at the time.

In the end, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,582
Posted By neneboricua

I'd be interested in reading his thoughts on it. ...

I'd be interested in reading his thoughts on it. Couldn't find his comments online. Do you have a link handy?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-13, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,689
Posted By neneboricua

If you're looking at Ironman distances, look at...

If you're looking at Ironman distances, look at XLab's stuff. They specialize in aero water solutions. I've got an XLab Turbo Wing to put 2-24oz bottles behind the saddle on my TT bike. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,049
Posted By neneboricua

On climbs that steep it seems best to keep your...

On climbs that steep it seems best to keep your weight as directly over the bottom bracket as possible. When standing, focus on not putting weight on the handlebar and instead position the weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-13, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,499
Posted By neneboricua

That's a great deal for that bike. Fuji is very...

That's a great deal for that bike. Fuji is very underestimated by most people, which is cool for those of us that know this since you can get a world-class bike for the price of a mid-tier model...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-13, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By neneboricua

Waiting patiently for this or Garmin Vector. ...

Waiting patiently for this or Garmin Vector. Whichever one is released first and seems more reliable (needs 3rd party reviews) will get my $$. I use Shimano pedals so either way I'd have to switch...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-13, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 940
Posted By neneboricua

Another option is to use the average of Garmin...

Another option is to use the average of Garmin and Strava. That's what I do. I enter in my real age and weight, and the weight of my bike as it's ridden with bottle cages, saddle bag, etc... I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,176
Posted By neneboricua

FSA has a 32mm offset post -...

FSA has a 32mm offset post - http://www.fullspeedahead.com/products/234/K-Force-SB32-seatpost
Nitto Lugged seatpost (not sure how much offset, but seems like a lot) -...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-13, 02:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,400
Posted By neneboricua

It's just that the wheel debate has been done to...

It's just that the wheel debate has been done to death... For your purposes, the stock wheels are fine. You're not racing (no real need for aero wheels), not climbing much (no real need for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-12, 10:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,383
Posted By neneboricua

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-12, 09:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,955
Posted By neneboricua

If you're gonna ride on ice, you need studded...

If you're gonna ride on ice, you need studded tires. Something like these.

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/studdedtires.asp
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By neneboricua

Welcome to BF! 1. Just ride for now. You...

Welcome to BF!

1. Just ride for now. You need some miles in your legs before you start thinking of doing sprints/intervals/etc... Focus on increasing your WEEKLY distance by around 10% every...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-12, 11:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,572
Posted By neneboricua

I use a Tachyon OPS HD. It only records at 30fps...

I use a Tachyon OPS HD. It only records at 30fps (GoPro can do 60fps) but it can record for 4+ hours http://www.tachyoninc.com/opshd.php.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-12, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,390
Posted By neneboricua

If you have neck issues and may need the bars...

If you have neck issues and may need the bars higher, get a size 54 bike, but in a relaxed geometry frame. The Allez you mentioned in the OP is a race frame meant to be ridden aggressively.


I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-12, 08:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,390
Posted By neneboricua

+1 go for the 54.

+1 go for the 54.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-12, 08:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,553
Posted By neneboricua

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8459/8037593891_7da2...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8459/8037593891_7da2eaf540_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/87892689@N08/8037593891/)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-12, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By neneboricua

I've done that. Bought a Polar replacement strap...

I've done that. Bought a Polar replacement strap and attached a Garmin transmitter. Worked fine for a while and I used it as leverage to get Garmin to warranty the monitor, but after a month or two...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-12, 12:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 20,175
Posted By neneboricua

You can also specifically block someone. That...

You can also specifically block someone. That option is in the same spot where you can remove a follower.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-12, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By neneboricua

It's a common problem with Garmin heart rate...

It's a common problem with Garmin heart rate monitors. Garmin recommends you hand wash them after 5 uses with soap and water. Try heart rate gel if you haven't already. I've gotten Garmin to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-12, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 993
Posted By neneboricua

I use SPD pedals along with shoes similar to...

I use SPD pedals along with shoes similar to these
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-12, 12:20 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,679,314
Posted By neneboricua

Love that crank. Though the drops seem totally...

Love that crank. Though the drops seem totally unusable. I vote HOT!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,892
Posted By neneboricua

That's true, whether on flat ground or up a hill,...

That's true, whether on flat ground or up a hill, x-watts is x-watts. However, it could be easier/harder to produce those same watts depending on whether you're on flat ground or an incline.

When...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-12, 12:55 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 133,281
Posted By neneboricua

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8459/8037593891_7da2...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8459/8037593891_7da2eaf540_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/87892689@N08/8037593891/)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,290
Posted By neneboricua

Though I recently moved from Seattle, I grew up...

Though I recently moved from Seattle, I grew up in Orlando, FL where 90 degrees with 100% humidity was the norm. I'll take the heat over 30's, overcast, windy, and rain any day :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-12, 04:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,290
Posted By neneboricua

More cold water. Heat isn't so bad if you...

More cold water. Heat isn't so bad if you prepare for it. Wear a light cap if you need it and good wicking clothing. I also use arm coolers. Today on the Tour de Poway it hit 104 degrees...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-12, 10:38 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,679,314
Posted By neneboricua

Here's my main bike. Weighs in at 17.5lbs as...

Here's my main bike. Weighs in at 17.5lbs as shown.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8459/8037593891_7da2eaf540_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/87892689@N08/8037593891/)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-12, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By neneboricua

Depends on if you run hot or cold. Do you expect...

Depends on if you run hot or cold. Do you expect it to be sunny or overcast? That could affect things.

If you're like me and get cold easily, you could wear insulated bib tights, a thermal long...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-12, 06:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,350
Posted By neneboricua

You can only cry "Wolf!" so many times before...

You can only cry "Wolf!" so many times before people stop believing you. Garmin has wasted pretty much all of their goodwill regarding Vector. At this point, until it's at the LBS, no one is going...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,350
Posted By neneboricua

Well, that's a whole 'nother thread, isn't it? ;)

Well, that's a whole 'nother thread, isn't it? ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-12, 06:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,350
Posted By neneboricua

Yes, but it's the same crank with the same...

Yes, but it's the same crank with the same chainrings. Some people (myself included) have multiple bikes with chainrings of different sizes. One bike has a standard, another a compact, another a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-12, 05:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,350
Posted By neneboricua

If you're only looking to get power on one bike,...

If you're only looking to get power on one bike, that's true. A Quarq isn't much more money and is probably more accurate/proven. OTH, I think the niche that Stage One is going for are cyclists...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-12, 04:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,350
Posted By neneboricua

Thought it was $699 for the left crank arm with...

Thought it was $699 for the left crank arm with the power meter attached? So if you already have a crank, you'd have an extra left crank arm lying around.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-12, 05:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,350
Posted By neneboricua

For $700 I can move the power meter easily from...

For $700 I can move the power meter easily from one bike to another and use any wheels or pedals I want? Sounds very, very nice. Hope they can deliver.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-12, 12:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,999
Posted By neneboricua

I used to live in Seattle and rode with that...

I used to live in Seattle and rode with that group before. The ride is listed on the Cascade calendar but it's at most a loose affiliation with Cascade. The group is really an offshoot of HPC (High...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-12, 03:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,147
Posted By neneboricua

What MegaTom is saying is that unless you spend...

What MegaTom is saying is that unless you spend large amounts of time in the 25-35mph range, aero wheels will not make you any faster. Pros spend the majority of their time in those ranges (and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-12, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By neneboricua

Yeah, the M28x is pretty much the same as the...

Yeah, the M28x is pretty much the same as the Forte Titan. The M28x is a good basic wheel, but not worth putting much money into since you can get basically the same wheel (albeit, with a different...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-12, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,804
Posted By neneboricua

I'd say get the medium. I'm 5'8" and weigh...

I'd say get the medium. I'm 5'8" and weigh 145lbs. 36" chest, 31" waist. I don't know my hip measurement but I'm hispanic so all of my bibs are medium, but jerseys are small so it's probably big...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By neneboricua

Yes. I run Sram Rival shifters, front...

Yes. I run Sram Rival shifters, front derailleur, and Apex mid cage rear with Shimano 105 compact crank and an Ultegra 11-28 cassette with no problems.
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