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Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-11, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By rizz

I'm the opposite: I'll give people a hard time if...

I'm the opposite: I'll give people a hard time if they _aren't_ in the drops while pulling since it's means they are either slacking or wasting energy.

Disclaimer: does not apply to invisible aero...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-11, 05:45 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,445
Posted By rizz

The problem with these types of events is that...

The problem with these types of events is that they are encouraging riders to *not* ride the bike correctly. No helmets, often a lack of lights and they seem to like to run at dusk or later, and...
Forum: Northeast
07-31-11, 05:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,574
Posted By rizz

Nobody is blaming the victim, as the cop appeared...

Nobody is blaming the victim, as the cop appeared to be OK, which is something we should all be thankful for. Probably can't say the same thing for their door that was so needlessly run into by that...
07-25-11, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,275
Posted By rizz

The difference is that you'll never need a UCI...

The difference is that you'll never need a UCI license.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-11, 08:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,033
Posted By rizz

Or not. This year's Tour of France had more in...

Or not. This year's Tour of France had more in common with NASCAR than any of the last few years. Six hours worth of racing on many of the stages, over three hours worth of live video coverage and...
07-24-11, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By rizz

What's with the person taking the video? Did...

What's with the person taking the video? Did they have ants in their pants or what?
07-24-11, 06:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,275
Posted By rizz

Don't get the license right now unless you plan...

Don't get the license right now unless you plan to do more than six races -- it'll expire at the end of this calendar year. Just pay the $10 fee at each race you enter.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-11, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By rizz

If you hadn't told me this was a race, I'd have...

If you hadn't told me this was a race, I'd have thought it was a charity ride. What's with everyone on the hoods and those guys wearing the jerseys that were flapping around like t-shirts?

Also,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-11, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By rizz

Top tube length. When in doubt, get a shorter...

Top tube length. When in doubt, get a shorter frame and stretch it out with a longer stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-11, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By rizz

I had a set of R28 Aeros on my bike for a long...

I had a set of R28 Aeros on my bike for a long time through many accidents, rain, snow, race wrecks, crits, road races, etc. Didn't even bother to swap wheels. After more than 15,000 miles, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-11, 06:42 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,495
Posted By rizz

It's easier to blame the equipment than it is to...

It's easier to blame the equipment than it is to blame yourself. That's how these forums work.

To the original poster: learn to shift. If you are doing both at the same time on a hill, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 07:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,213
Posted By rizz

Take what you might need, use what you do need. ...

Take what you might need, use what you do need. Eat before you're hungry, drink before you're thirsty. If you bonk, you failed to address one of those these issues. Where's the confusion?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 07:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,650
Posted By rizz

Technical win: center of gravity favors bottles.

Technical win: center of gravity favors bottles.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-11, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By rizz

Aren't they related to Bike Island? I got a...

Aren't they related to Bike Island? I got a reply back from them in under 12 hours just this past week.

Edit: I'm after a Motobecane frame set in a 54, so be sure not to buy mine when they do end...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-11, 05:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,391
Posted By rizz

Except that most pros ride what they are given...

Except that most pros ride what they are given and don't have a custom frame option.

And have you ever watched bike racing? These guys aren't doing 90 degree turns where toe overlap would be an...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-11, 03:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,495
Posted By rizz

Drop some body mass first, then you'll be able to...

Drop some body mass first, then you'll be able to run lower spoke count wheels and save weight both ways. But if you're determined to get them right now, go used.
06-29-11, 03:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,967
Posted By rizz

If you think it's something physical, go see a...

If you think it's something physical, go see a doctor. If you think it's something mental, ask the doctor when you see them.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-28-11, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 521,981
Posted By rizz

SPP is going to be doing a ride down to Sweet...

SPP is going to be doing a ride down to Sweet Sue's pretty soon if anyone wants to run that route again or missed the ride these folks are talking about up above.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-11, 08:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,768
Posted By rizz

Sure looks a lot better without those ugly...

Sure looks a lot better without those ugly decals. Well done.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-25-11, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 521,981
Posted By rizz

1. Practice 2. Nutrition 3. Pace Ride...

1. Practice
2. Nutrition
3. Pace

Ride lots, eat lots, drink lots, and take your time doing it. It's a pretty easy combo once you get it down.

But something to keep in mind: don't worry about...
06-23-11, 04:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,131
Posted By rizz

Lots of amateur racers dope, unfortunately. ...

Lots of amateur racers dope, unfortunately.

After I won a race last year, a cat 5 came up and asked if I was doping and if I knew where to get the stuff.

A few years ago, when I was talking to...
06-23-11, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,579
Posted By rizz

Neuvation R-series.

Neuvation R-series.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-11, 04:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,285
Posted By rizz

All time trial 'races' should have a claimer...

All time trial 'races' should have a claimer option. $2500/category number to buy the bike as it raced. Make the rider important again. Pow!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-11, 04:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,411
Posted By rizz

Except your data says nothing of your...

Except your data says nothing of your conditioning or things such as environmental factors.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-11, 02:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,411
Posted By rizz

Compact with cassette that has plenty of low end...

Compact with cassette that has plenty of low end oomph.

You've already said you'll upgrade anyway, so why spend the money twice?

If your goal is to become a better cyclist, then aim for it...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-21-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 521,981
Posted By rizz

A bunch of us will be heading down to watch some...

A bunch of us will be heading down to watch some of the finishers. The SPP group will be down in Annapolis on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning. I think Randy is supposed to arrive later on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-11, 07:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,203
Posted By rizz

"Invisible" aero bars work too, and you don't...

"Invisible" aero bars work too, and you don't have to buy a thing plus you can try out all the different positions without having actual hardware getting in the way. Put your elbows or forearms on...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-21-11, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 521,981
Posted By rizz

Yeah, the official finish is at Ram's Head (it...

Yeah, the official finish is at Ram's Head (it was near the gas station by the mall last year, wasn't it?) but they are still doing the parade finish into Annapolis to the dock, as usual.

And it...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-19-11, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 521,981
Posted By rizz

Got to ride with some Severna Park Peleton folks...

Got to ride with some Severna Park Peleton folks on Friday and again today, good times!
06-19-11, 02:38 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,473
Posted By rizz

Apparently he's not, and now you have to race...

Apparently he's not, and now you have to race against him. Imagine what he could do with those legs pushing a few more watts. Look out!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-10, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By rizz

Even more important lesson: Learn how to install...

Even more important lesson: Learn how to install components correctly on the bike. Unless it failed mechanically, it should not have come off.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-05-10, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 521,981
Posted By rizz

So when is the next Bike Forums Baltimore get...

So when is the next Bike Forums Baltimore get together? I only ever ride with NoRacer and it'd be fun to meet some new folks.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-05-10, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 521,981
Posted By rizz

That's really the best way to do it. Don't...

That's really the best way to do it. Don't really need to take the pedals off, though. And make sure she uses the brakes a bunch before going on a solo flight.
04-04-10, 06:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,200
Posted By rizz

I've never found that position uncomfortable with...

I've never found that position uncomfortable with either a Toupe or my current Arione. It's riding in the middle on those seats that causes long term discomfort. As in back in the proper position...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-03-10, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 521,981
Posted By rizz

Spotted on the B-A trail and around Annapolis:...

Spotted on the B-A trail and around Annapolis: NoRacer!

The new rig is nice, chief.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-31-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 521,981
Posted By rizz

Really nice weather coming up. Y'all better be...

Really nice weather coming up. Y'all better be doing some riding!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-09, 08:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,580
Posted By rizz

This thread is pointless. Having said that,...

This thread is pointless.

Having said that, my CAAD has a carbon fiber frame. Honest.
10-13-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By rizz

Looks like the cyclists were busy playing int he...

Looks like the cyclists were busy playing int he street instead of up on the sidewalk where they belong.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 10:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,793
Posted By rizz

I can't recognize LeMond unless he's in the...

I can't recognize LeMond unless he's in the middle of a rant. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By rizz

Rival is an excellent upgrade from Ultegra.

Rival is an excellent upgrade from Ultegra.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-09, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,402
Posted By rizz

http://nitrous.org/rizz/pics/bike/aerobars1.jpg ...

http://nitrous.org/rizz/pics/bike/aerobars1.jpg

What?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-09, 04:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,748
Posted By rizz

You can buy an 8-piece SRAM Red group for $1600. ...

You can buy an 8-piece SRAM Red group for $1600. Campy Super Record is $1800. If MSRP is enforced (i.e., not just MAP), it'll be $2500. $900 between the two group sets is a pretty healthy jump.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,748
Posted By rizz

With SRAM Red and DA 7900, why is Campy even an...

With SRAM Red and DA 7900, why is Campy even an option anymore?

I don't know about y'all, but in my area the only people who run Campy are either a) sold on the Italian bike lifestyle (e.g., full...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
10-03-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 521,981
Posted By rizz

Sounds like there isn't much interest so I'm...

Sounds like there isn't much interest so I'm going to pass. Maybe we can organize a ride some other day.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,492
Posted By rizz

Don't just guess on your LTHR based on some event...

Don't just guess on your LTHR based on some event you've already done. Make it a habit to go out of your way and test it periodically using methods similar to those in reply number three.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By rizz

So what's the rest of the story? Heavy riders? ...

So what's the rest of the story? Heavy riders? Bad roads? Using them on montain bikes? Lots of riding in the snow right after the salt is put down? Sounds suspicious that all y'all would have...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-09, 01:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,196
Posted By rizz

Did you see the guy selling a 1080 and Sub-9 on...

Did you see the guy selling a 1080 and Sub-9 on the MABRA list just recently? That'd be the happening wheelset.

Edit: I replied before looking, they are already sold.

Edit 2: Guess...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-09, 01:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By rizz

We can tell you didn't try a search first! ...

We can tell you didn't try a search first! Sneaky bastard.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-09, 01:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,492
Posted By rizz

Zones based on HRmax are junk.

Zones based on HRmax are junk.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-09, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By rizz

Somewhat related: If you're sick and have...

Somewhat related: If you're sick and have below-the-neck symptoms, it's generally best to stay off the bike.
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