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09-17-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By jfmckenna

Yeah I don't get the whole gravel thing either....

Yeah I don't get the whole gravel thing either. No thanks to flat tires and silicosis and a body made of hamburger if you crash.

We have our first two CX races this Saturday and Sunday, UCI event...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,661
Posted By jfmckenna

You can get flat topped AL bars. That's what I...

You can get flat topped AL bars. That's what I would recommend. I think FSA still makes them.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By jfmckenna

Honestly that's why I swore of CF bars, seat...

Honestly that's why I swore of CF bars, seat posts and stems years ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,498
Posted By jfmckenna

I joined this forum in 2003 and this topic came...

I joined this forum in 2003 and this topic came up a lot back then. Surprised to see it keep going. Don't fear OP it's time tested and proven by now.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,938
Posted By jfmckenna

Don't panic! --- In Virginia a...

Don't panic!


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In Virginia a bicycle is considered a vehicle and technically has the right to the full road. Within the law is a stipulation that slower vehicles have to move over for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,694
Posted By jfmckenna

The claim that disk brakes are better then rim...

The claim that disk brakes are better then rim brakes on a road bike :D
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,857
Posted By jfmckenna

Dang bro! That's insane. Was that an amateur race...

Dang bro! That's insane. Was that an amateur race or pro? I hit 62mph once and that was crazy enough.
Forum: Foo
03-18-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By jfmckenna

IMO IPA's get better with age. There's a great...

IMO IPA's get better with age. There's a great little bottle shop that I go to that always has amazing deals on closeouts. Usually they are expired or close to expired beers. I find that after time...
Forum: Foo
03-17-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By jfmckenna

Yeah Happy St. Pats day but if anyone says 'top...

Yeah Happy St. Pats day but if anyone says 'top o' the mornin to ya' they get a punch in the nose.
03-11-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16,616
Views: 1,050,857
Posted By jfmckenna

Train? Train for what? All my local spring...

Train? Train for what? All my local spring classics are cancelled again this year :(

My 'training' consists of two 45 minute commutes to work. I try zwift on the rollers but can only handle about...
03-11-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,976
Posted By jfmckenna

1990? Really? Wow that's a long time. I can't...

1990? Really? Wow that's a long time. I can't even imagine they would not have deteriorated by now.
03-09-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 37,326
Posted By jfmckenna

This guy held 318 watts for 5 hours and finished...

This guy held 318 watts for 5 hours and finished off with 1300+

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/analysis-mathieu-van-der-poels-1300-watt-strade-bianche-winning-power-data/
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,504
Posted By jfmckenna

As they say it's not a matter of if but when....

As they say it's not a matter of if but when. Good luck on the recovery.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,509
Posted By jfmckenna

If I were to compare my Moots Compact with my...

If I were to compare my Moots Compact with my C'Dale Synapse the things I notice would probably be more due to geometries and frame design rather then frame material. My TI bike is actually lighter...
03-03-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 37,326
Posted By jfmckenna

Some time about ten years ago most of the Omniums...

Some time about ten years ago most of the Omniums and Stage races I did started doing away with TT bikes for some reason. Except for cat 1/2. I think it had to do with some juniors showing up with...
02-25-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 37,326
Posted By jfmckenna

Check out this guy. This is by no means a...

Check out this guy. This is by no means a competition TT effort as he obviously had help from traffic and it was only one way but still a remarkable feat none the less. His average power over 100...
02-24-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 37,326
Posted By jfmckenna

My understanding is that the math formula used to...

My understanding is that the math formula used to get your FTP from a 20 minute test is supposed to be representative of what you should be able to do over an hour. But It doesn't seem right to me....
02-24-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,244
Posted By jfmckenna

I'm just having a bit of fun. But at 91kg I think...

I'm just having a bit of fun. But at 91kg I think I flat more then most.
02-23-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,398
Posted By jfmckenna

Having a brake opens up more territory for you...

Having a brake opens up more territory for you too. Living in the mountains I would never be able to go some places without a brake. Or maybe I should say it would not be fun doing so. A seven mile...
02-23-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,219
Posted By jfmckenna

It's not like canti's have been around for over...

It's not like canti's have been around for over one hundred years or anything :D

Just make sure to get the right pad for your rims. Makes a big difference.
02-23-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,244
Posted By jfmckenna

I don't really get it either. Fixing flats and...

I don't really get it either. Fixing flats and silicosis is not my cup of tea :D

I do ride on gravel from time to time becasue I have to in order to get to certain nice smooth and fast roads.
11-09-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By jfmckenna

Wow! hahahah yeah that is some mud there. I've...

Wow! hahahah yeah that is some mud there. I've been reading a lot about Cambodia lately I'm glad to see how far they have come.
11-05-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By jfmckenna

I don't really have an answer for your question...

I don't really have an answer for your question but wow! What's it like riding in Cambodia?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,554
Posted By jfmckenna

I hate seeing it but at the same time have deep...

I hate seeing it but at the same time have deep respect and the hope that it means something to everyone. A father, brother, a son, is gone.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,554
Posted By jfmckenna

A ghost bike is a must. I hope that can be...

A ghost bike is a must. I hope that can be arranged for him.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,554
Posted By jfmckenna

I just heard about this elsewhere and came here...

I just heard about this elsewhere and came here to pay my respects. Rest in Peace man. And may your friends and family find some solace in this time.
10-11-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,357
Posted By jfmckenna

I think you are right. They are just plastic...

I think you are right. They are just plastic covers. But I might look into the specs on the Kreitlers adn see if one of their roller drums would fit. I'm also looking at this one,...
10-08-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,357
Posted By jfmckenna

I see, that makes sense. Might be better to take...

I see, that makes sense. Might be better to take an old deep dish wheel and fill that with sand and use as a dedicated trainer/rollers wheel... Hmmmm.



They really do look great. I may end up...
10-08-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,357
Posted By jfmckenna

Have you ever ridden Tru Trainers? They are...

Have you ever ridden Tru Trainers? They are fantasist. Closest thing to real road riding you can get. It's not just the coasting but it's the sprinting as well. I used my rollers with Zwift last...
10-08-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,357
Posted By jfmckenna

Dumb Idea? Yay or Nay? Rollers - Indoor Training - Flywheel

I've got some old Minoura rollers with large diameter drums on it and had an idea. What if I filled the rear roller with sand?

Would it act as a fly wheel so I could coast?

I was looking at...
07-24-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,899
Posted By jfmckenna

And yet every year you hear about how pro bike...

And yet every year you hear about how pro bike racing is a dying sport.
07-24-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,877
Posted By jfmckenna

In some cases yes sure it's predictable but this...

In some cases yes sure it's predictable but this one is anything but. And the Tour is not all about GC and it's not even about the points jerseys. It's also composed of individual one day bike races....
01-12-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,840
Posted By jfmckenna

I've raced all kinds of frames but my favorite is...

I've raced all kinds of frames but my favorite is steel for CX. It's the most forgiving and shock absorbing frame material. It's heavier yes, and that is a downside especially compared to carbon, but...
10-31-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,894
Posted By jfmckenna

I've done it many a time, you will be fine ;) ...

I've done it many a time, you will be fine ;)

It's best to over glue CX tubulars imho and when they come unglued it always starts right at the edges. I like to see squeeze out along the edge of my...
10-31-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,777
Posted By jfmckenna

Playing it in slow motion really helps see the...

Playing it in slow motion really helps see the technique. Good job.
10-13-17, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,034
Posted By jfmckenna

A file tread tire like the Speed Max has knobs on...

A file tread tire like the Speed Max has knobs on the sides for cornering so they are actually quite good in the corners. I love file treads and use them probably more then any other tire for the...
10-13-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,777
Posted By jfmckenna

Good job. That's something I'll just never be...

Good job. That's something I'll just never be able to do and I've tried.
08-05-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,211
Posted By jfmckenna

I don't understand? You are supposed to go hard...

I don't understand? You are supposed to go hard on the front. What I hate is the guys in the break that get on the front and soft pedal. Pedal hard on the front, do your share of the work, then take...
08-05-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,211
Posted By jfmckenna

You can do what ever the hell you want. Just...

You can do what ever the hell you want. Just don't be surprised if the break decides to ride you off the back for not cooperating though. There are very good reasons why someone would attack from the...
01-07-16, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,891
Posted By jfmckenna

BTW North Carolina has had a very good series of...

BTW North Carolina has had a very good series of CX races going way back to the 90's I believe. I just did the Nationals course in Asheville yesterday and it was quite a trip and I'm pretty sure some...
12-18-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,702
Posted By jfmckenna

If it''s just dirty that's one thing but if it's...

If it''s just dirty that's one thing but if it's globed on thick that's another. I suppose it's possible that the chemistry of the mud could mess with parts or paint IDK. Some people choose to just...
12-18-15, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,891
Posted By jfmckenna

^ the Moto looks like a nice bike. Enjoy!

^ the Moto looks like a nice bike. Enjoy!
11-24-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,212
Posted By jfmckenna

It's got all the ingredients of a good cross...

It's got all the ingredients of a good cross course but it's too short imo. But then again sometimes you just have to make due with the space that you have too.
11-24-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,891
Posted By jfmckenna

Technically speaking single track is not aloud in...

Technically speaking single track is not aloud in cyclocross. Many courses have it and I personally like it a lot but if you design a course by the book then the entire path of the course has to be a...
10-23-15, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,117
Posted By jfmckenna

Th Cannondales are not bad at all as far as AL...

Th Cannondales are not bad at all as far as AL goes but a carbon or even a steel frame is way better on a CX course. Having raced all three steel is the most comfortable but carbon is so nice and...
10-23-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,694
Posted By jfmckenna

The problem with getting in a group during a...

The problem with getting in a group during a cross race is that you will then be traveling at the groups speed. While doing that there will be some one else out there going faster whether they are in...
10-23-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,610
Posted By jfmckenna

Pretty much everywhere. Unless maybe the course...

Pretty much everywhere. Unless maybe the course was designed by a mountain biker and then you have bad course design.
10-23-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,480
Posted By jfmckenna

I just did a race last weekend that had no tape...

I just did a race last weekend that had no tape on single track wooded sections and well mowed paths in tall grass. I agree it would be wasteful but I suppose in our litigious society that some...
10-12-15, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,757
Posted By jfmckenna

I don't see how tubulars are a PIA. I've had the...

I don't see how tubulars are a PIA. I've had the same tires glued on my race and pit wheels now for 4 years. No problem at all and still on nice and strong. Expensive? Yes true.
10-12-15, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,694
Posted By jfmckenna

Generally speaking if you are not passing anyone...

Generally speaking if you are not passing anyone then you are going backwards. My philosophy has always been that a cross race is more like an individual TT then anything else and so you should not...
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