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Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-10, 01:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,586
Posted By alohaboy

While it isn't just hand fatigue, I will be...

While it isn't just hand fatigue, I will be getting in touch with him to see what he thinks.
Of course part of my fatigue could simply be lack of core strength and me allowing too much weight to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-10, 04:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,586
Posted By alohaboy

I'm definitely going to try all of the major,...

I'm definitely going to try all of the major, well-known brands. I just want to make sure that I also want to find more brands that I may not be aware of.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-10, 06:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,586
Posted By alohaboy

I've actually had a professional fit, and we...

I've actually had a professional fit, and we tweaked a number of things. It works for the most part, but I don't enjoy spending hours on this bike. I've done long rides, as mentioned above, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-10, 04:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,586
Posted By alohaboy

Lightning guy, to answer your question, I'm...

Lightning guy, to answer your question, I'm looking for traditional road bike with just a bit more comfort as on my Allez it just feels like I'm putting so much pressure on my hands because the bars...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-10, 10:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,586
Posted By alohaboy

One more bump for my final question. Thanks...

One more bump for my final question.
Thanks again.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-10, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,008
Posted By alohaboy

I've been off the bike for almost 4 months now....

I've been off the bike for almost 4 months now. My last rides were a century and an MS150 on consecutive weekends. I don't know if I burned myself out or I just couldn't get motivated in the Houston...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-10, 06:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,586
Posted By alohaboy

I don't want this to turn into a "which is...

I don't want this to turn into a "which is better" thread, but what are the fundamental differences between Shimano, SRAM and Campy components? I imagine the front and rear derailleurs are the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-10, 08:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,586
Posted By alohaboy

So what is the deal with Bikes Direct. Are they...

So what is the deal with Bikes Direct. Are they not so good bikes with nice specs, or what? I always see ads in ROAD magazine for them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-10, 01:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,586
Posted By alohaboy

That might just be a little too relaxed for me. ...

That might just be a little too relaxed for me.
I might take a look at touring bikes; although, aren't they a bit heavier than a traditional road bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-10, 11:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,586
Posted By alohaboy

I know it won't be my last, but it'll be my last...

I know it won't be my last, but it'll be my last one for quite a while. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-10, 07:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,586
Posted By alohaboy

One time bump to get any last suggestions. ...

One time bump to get any last suggestions.
Thanks again for everyone's help.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-10, 06:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,586
Posted By alohaboy

So is it more expensive to buy just a frame and...

So is it more expensive to buy just a frame and go from there or buy a complete bike.
I started thinking about it while looking at the Gunnar Sport.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-10, 05:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,586
Posted By alohaboy

Actually, I've seen Bianchi at the Sun & Ski at...

Actually, I've seen Bianchi at the Sun & Ski at Katy Mills mall. I'm not sure if it was recently or been a while though. I really like that Bianchi Infanito. I may just have to wait a while longer to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-10, 07:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,586
Posted By alohaboy

I like the looks of the Cervelo RS, but it may be...

I like the looks of the Cervelo RS, but it may be a bit out of my range. We'll have to see when the time comes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-10, 04:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,586
Posted By alohaboy

I think I'd rather go for an upper level aluminum...

I think I'd rather go for an upper level aluminum bike than an entry level carbon. Living in Houston, I don't have the need for the light weight of aluminum and I can probably get more bang for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-10, 06:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,586
Posted By alohaboy

I'm riding a 54.

I'm riding a 54.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-10, 06:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,586
Posted By alohaboy

I plan on hitting all of the bike shops in...

I plan on hitting all of the bike shops in Houston and trying every brand I find. Having now ridden a road bike for 2+ years, I know what to look for and don't plan on settling. I'd rather find a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-10, 04:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,586
Posted By alohaboy

Oh I'll be doing far more road tests than last...

Oh I'll be doing far more road tests than last time (3).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-10, 01:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,586
Posted By alohaboy

Cool, thanks for the recommendations. A little...

Cool, thanks for the recommendations.
A little background as to where I'm coming from. The Allez was my first real road bike and I was so starry eyed while looking, I didn't really look into the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-10, 07:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,586
Posted By alohaboy

relaxed geometry bikes

I did a quick search using the phrase "relaxed geometry" but didn't come up with anything.
I was wondering if ya'll could help me compile a list of bikes that fall under the relaxed geometry...
Forum: Texas
07-16-10, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By alohaboy

Great, thanks for the suggestions.

Great, thanks for the suggestions.
Forum: Texas
07-16-10, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By alohaboy

Oh, I don't mind leaving Houston; I know I have...

Oh, I don't mind leaving Houston; I know I have to drive out west on I-10 to get to some hills. Driving an hour or so to a ride doesn't bother me.
Thankfully we have a nice parking garage here at...
Forum: Texas
07-14-10, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By alohaboy

Well, like I said, the Schulenberg ride was...

Well, like I said, the Schulenberg ride was ridiculously hilly, but still fun. I highly recommend it, assuming they have it next year. I think it was in March.
Forum: Texas
07-13-10, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By alohaboy

Thanks for the links. Can ya'll recommend some...

Thanks for the links. Can ya'll recommend some hill-specific ones to look out for. I think climbing is going to be my focus for this "season". Last year was distance as I rode a century and the MS150...
Forum: Texas
07-13-10, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By alohaboy

ride suggestions

Hey everyone,
I've decided that I'm not going to do the Tour of Houston and Space Race next year. I've done them the last 3 years and want to do something new. I did the Schulenberg Historic Dance...
Forum: Texas
05-04-10, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By alohaboy

I was really looking forward to this as I've been...

I was really looking forward to this as I've been the past 2 years, unfortunately our new baby girl had other plans for me when she decided to come on Thursday afternoon.
But don't worry, we already...
Forum: Texas
04-21-10, 04:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,920
Posted By alohaboy

Dang, there is only 1 picture of me! I know I...

Dang, there is only 1 picture of me!
I know I didn't look great coming up most of those hills, but come on. :)
Forum: Texas
04-19-10, 12:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,920
Posted By alohaboy

Wow, I wish I could have gotten there that fast....

Wow, I wish I could have gotten there that fast. Despite only being on the bike for 6 or so hours, I didn't roll in to La Grange until around 2:45ish, and Austin until 2.
Some of those downhills are...
Forum: Texas
04-19-10, 07:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,920
Posted By alohaboy

Geez louise, he's a better man than me as I...

Geez louise, he's a better man than me as I probably wouldn't have even started with stitches and a broken thumb. The SAG wagons were pretty tempting at times, but I just kept my head down and plowed...
Forum: Texas
04-19-10, 07:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,920
Posted By alohaboy

I kind of felt that even though I was on a pretty...

I kind of felt that even though I was on a pretty big team (Bike Barn). I imagine the ride is more fun if you go with a friend or two.
Forum: Texas
04-18-10, 06:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,920
Posted By alohaboy

so how was your MS150

For the most part, mine was great
I had some problems with my knee, which started last weekend on my 100 miler. It was fine during the week, came back yesterday, went away for a bit today but...
Forum: Texas
04-13-10, 04:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,806
Posted By alohaboy

That's my plan. :) Incidentally, we ride the...

That's my plan. :)
Incidentally, we ride the exact same bike too, '08 Spec Allez Elite Compact.
04-12-10, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,754
Posted By alohaboy

Took it in today and he said it was a simple rear...

Took it in today and he said it was a simple rear deraileur adjustment. After my little test ride I was going to ask him exactly what he adjusted, but they were pretty swamped (MS150 ride this...
Forum: Texas
04-12-10, 06:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,806
Posted By alohaboy

I'll say that my butt is unprepared. I rode 100...

I'll say that my butt is unprepared. I rode 100 miles yesterday and that's really the only thing that hurts. :)
Even my hip and knee that were hurting after the ride feel better.
Forum: Texas
04-11-10, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By alohaboy

Okay, so my new personal best is 100 miles. I did...

Okay, so my new personal best is 100 miles. I did the Space Race today. It took much longer than anticipated because we had 2 options; headwind or crosswind. I'm kind of hurting, but I figure that's...
04-11-10, 04:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,754
Posted By alohaboy

Well, the shop will have a mechanic at the start...

Well, the shop will have a mechanic at the start of today's ride. I'll have them take a look to make sure the chain is routed correctly and if there are any spacers missing. Thanks for the...
Forum: Texas
04-10-10, 08:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,228
Posted By alohaboy

Well, I may be an idiot, but I'm going to give...

Well, I may be an idiot, but I'm going to give the 100 mile route of the Space Race a go tomorrow. My previous long is 75 miles, which was 2 weeks ago and took me under 5 hours. I wasn't completely...
04-10-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,754
Posted By alohaboy

Okay, after a little more investigating, I found...

Okay, after a little more investigating, I found that the noise is coming from the top cog on the rear deraileur (sp). It's actually vibrating quite a bit as the chain runs through it. I played with...
04-10-10, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,754
Posted By alohaboy

Actually, looking a little further down the list,...

Actually, looking a little further down the list, I found a thread about sticky stuff on a new chain. I wonder if this is a possible culprit. Maybe I'm hearing the chain go through the cassette a...
04-10-10, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,754
Posted By alohaboy

That was the plan, but unfortunately, because of...

That was the plan, but unfortunately, because of work I just haven't had a chance. I've got a 100 mile ride tomorrow and if I can't fix the problem on my own, I was going to drop it off afterwards. I...
04-10-10, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,754
Posted By alohaboy

rear cassette wobble.

Before I get flamed, I have done a search, but couldn't find any threads with the exact same problem(s).
After I picked my bike up from the shop (free checkup before the MS150 and chain replacement)...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-10, 07:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,925
Posted By alohaboy

A quick bump. Okay, so is it pretty much a...

A quick bump.
Okay, so is it pretty much a given that any saddle is going to be uncomfortable after about 2 hours. I've got the Alias that came standard on my '08 Specialized Allez Elite. I've had...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-10, 07:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,925
Posted By alohaboy

Okay, so is it pretty much a given that any...

Okay, so is it pretty much a given that any saddle is going to be uncomfortable after about 2 hours. I've got the Alias that came standard on my '08 Specialized Allez Elite. I've had my sit bones...
Forum: Texas
04-01-10, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By alohaboy

Okay, thanks.

Okay, thanks.
Forum: Texas
03-30-10, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By alohaboy

I'm starting from Katy, so how far is it from...

I'm starting from Katy, so how far is it from there roughly? I tried to download the maps last night, but it wouldn't let me for some reason.
And no, I haven't done a century yet, with or without...
Forum: Texas
03-29-10, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By alohaboy

Bike Barn has their free ones through April 9, I...

Bike Barn has their free ones through April 9, I believe.
And I'm planning on taking 6-7 hours when those hills come into play. :)
Forum: Texas
03-29-10, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By alohaboy

woo hoo

So I did my longest ride ever, in preparation for the MS150; 75 miles. Finished in 4.5 hours, but felt pretty good afterwards and yesterday.
The distance was great, unfortunately, it was...
Forum: Texas
03-15-10, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By alohaboy

Thanks for helping to put it in perspective. For...

Thanks for helping to put it in perspective. For some reason I have this idea in my head that my speed should drop below X mph. I guess I need to consider that if I'm killing myself to keep some sort...
Forum: Texas
03-15-10, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By alohaboy

Wow, thanks for all of the info. I'm going to...

Wow, thanks for all of the info.
I'm going to try to cut as much excess weight as possible. But I haven't been able to cut my by simply riding, despite eating fairly well. (I'm 5'9" and 175)
I was...
Forum: Texas
03-14-10, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By alohaboy

hill help

Okay, so I took part in the Schulenberg Historic Dance Hall ride yesterday and the hills just chewed me up and spit me out; and I only did 42 miles! I struggled to get up some of the hills and even...
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