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Posted By LeeRoySD

I have used both and really haven't noticed any...

I have used both and really haven't noticed any difference between the two. My Bontrager speed and cadence sensors also used zip ties. I am not sure what this rubber mounting you refer to is all...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-12, 02:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,845
Posted By LeeRoySD

I elected to have Surgery (Strap and screws)...

I elected to have Surgery (Strap and screws) which was undergone about a week and a half after the accident. I was back on the stationary trainer 4 or 5 days post surgery. I was back on the road in...
09-10-12, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By LeeRoySD

Yes. The Original Node 1 has a Temp display in...

Yes. The Original Node 1 has a Temp display in the upper right of the main window. Its accuracy does seem to be a bit questionable (on the high side), especially after long stretches in direct...
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Views: 74,104
Posted By LeeRoySD

Great report and glad you could come down and...

Great report and glad you could come down and race with us. You brought plenty of speed and some good racing skills that translated well to what we were doing. Congratulations on the early success....
Replies: 15
Views: 4,277
Posted By LeeRoySD

That was a faster "Friday Night" field than...

That was a faster "Friday Night" field than normal... Keep coming out and it'll seem slower and slower every week as you get faster. It's kind of funny but Friday's "C's and D's" races lately seem to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-12, 12:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By LeeRoySD

Have you tried loosening or tightening the toe...

Have you tried loosening or tightening the toe portion of the straps/BOA laces on your shoes? I had similar issues on long rides until I tried cinching down the upper and middle closures and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-12, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By LeeRoySD

Unless you ride on a pedal/cleat set up with...

Unless you ride on a pedal/cleat set up with little to no float you should be fine. Even a little float should be plenty to allow your feet to find the correct angular rotation necessitated by by a...
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Posted By LeeRoySD

Friday night racing at the San Diego Velodrome: ...

Friday night racing at the San Diego Velodrome:

I won my first race tonight (C's and D's but hey, everyone starts somewhere...) 7 lap scratch race... I took a flyer with about two and a half to go...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-12, 01:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,992
Posted By LeeRoySD

I just got some Rx Rudy Project Rydons from Rob...

I just got some Rx Rudy Project Rydons from Rob T. at SportRX.com. Trivex lenses with the new xtra-active transitions (that gets a little darker than the original). Service both before and after the...
08-04-12, 07:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,781
Posted By LeeRoySD

From someone who was also once a "Fat" guy...

From someone who was also once a "Fat" guy standing in a Trek store contemplating his first bike purchase... Congratulations. Mine held up just fine. I have since purchased two more bikes to race on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-12, 02:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,992
Posted By LeeRoySD

I just had the opportunity to try side by side...

I just had the opportunity to try side by side the Oakleys Flak and Fast Jacket, Jawbones, Spy Alphas, and Rudy Project Rydons. I thought that the Rydons were hands down the most solidly built and...
08-03-12, 12:29 AM
Replies: 12,012
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Posted By LeeRoySD

Good luck at Ladera Ranch there Gags. I'll be...

Good luck at Ladera Ranch there Gags. I'll be joining you and riding my first criterium there next weekend as well. It looks like there is one corner that goes from wide to pretty narrow and could be...
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Views: 1,665
Posted By LeeRoySD

The rollers and a more forward position really...

The rollers and a more forward position really seem to be helping. My limiters on the track last night were my legs and lungs and not my choppy stroke for once. My max cadence was 133 and "felt"...
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Views: 1,665
Posted By LeeRoySD

I think that Carleton hit the nail on the head...

I think that Carleton hit the nail on the head when he suggested that I might be too far back. A lot of my bounce (It actually feels like the majority of it) is more "forward and back" than up and...
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Views: 1,665
Posted By LeeRoySD

Thanks to everyone for the good thoughts... After...

Thanks to everyone for the good thoughts... After a solid week on the rollers (and some brief ILT drills on the stationary trainer), my maximum "sustainable smooth" has gone from 95-100 to about...
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Views: 1,665
Posted By LeeRoySD

I, at his point in my rambling, was actually...

I, at his point in my rambling, was actually referring to my SMP "road" bike saddle. It is very comfortable but its highly curved design limits fore and aft movement on it.

The forward end of the...
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Posted By LeeRoySD

My right femur is a little over a cm longer than...

My right femur is a little over a cm longer than my left. My fitter chose to shim the left a bit (about 5mm) instead of moving the right cleat. I also have six degress of varus wedges in my left and...
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Views: 1,665
Posted By LeeRoySD

Similar. It is tough to really judge precisely as...

Similar. It is tough to really judge precisely as I suppose that where I actually sit on two different saddles probably varies more than the 5mm difference in cranks. I have a Romin on the Track bike...
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Views: 1,665
Posted By LeeRoySD

Unfortunately, my stroke is just as choppy when I...

Unfortunately, my stroke is just as choppy when I am on the tops as it is in the drops. I wish it was as easy as raising the bars...

So your advice is more time on the track bike on the rollers...
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Views: 1,665
Posted By LeeRoySD

Best method for smoothing stroke at higher cadences?

I have been riding/racing for several months now at the velodrome. This is my first year riding and my stroke is still really choppy at higher cadences... My fitter suggested rollers and I have just...
07-23-12, 09:46 PM
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Posted By LeeRoySD

192 miles this past Friday. Fun.

192 miles this past Friday. Fun.
07-22-12, 04:32 PM
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Views: 464
Posted By LeeRoySD

http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php/192866-archim...

http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php/192866-archimeaties

Yeah, its pretty cool...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-12, 11:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,080
Posted By LeeRoySD

+1 on the Continental Home Trainer. It is quieter...

+1 on the Continental Home Trainer. It is quieter than my other tires, doesn't leave rubber on the trainer or mat, and seems to handle heat better. Difficult to install, but not impossible. (I had to...
07-05-12, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 781
Posted By LeeRoySD

I started my journey back to health and fitness...

I started my journey back to health and fitness with the realization that I didn't really have much of an understanding of food from a nutritional standpoint nor a good working knowledge of how the...
06-30-12, 03:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By LeeRoySD

They still sell sustained energy, but like...

They still sell sustained energy, but like ericm979 says above, perpetuem is a more current product. As a longer distance ride fuel it works pretty well. The biggest downside is that the protein in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-12, 12:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,609
Posted By LeeRoySD

Great story. I have undergone a much smaller life...

Great story. I have undergone a much smaller life transformation from smoking,obesity, and laziness assisted in no small part by being "adopted" by a great group of roadies. I can only imagine what...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-12, 12:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,354
Posted By LeeRoySD

As mentioned above, saddles are personal. How...

As mentioned above, saddles are personal. How wide? Wide enough to support your sit bones in Your riding position, but not so wide as to chafe you soft tissue along the edges. Chamois Glide is also...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-12, 10:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,662
Posted By LeeRoySD

In terms of physiological adaptation, watts at a...

In terms of physiological adaptation, watts at a particular cadence are watts at that cadence. It doesn't really matter much if they are made going slowly up a hill in 34x28 or much faster on the...
06-28-12, 07:33 PM
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Views: 990
Posted By LeeRoySD

congrats! Feels good huh...?

congrats! Feels good huh...?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-12, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By LeeRoySD

Having had both an Affinity R as well as an...

Having had both an Affinity R as well as an Affinity RL (and many others over the past year), I can say that the Affinity is a good design for someone who sits fairly upright. As I lost weight and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-12, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By LeeRoySD

I try to buy tools that will last when possible....

I try to buy tools that will last when possible. Most of the cheaper stands had multiple negative reviews at different places. I decided to try the Park, but when I got it home the main bolt for the...
06-27-12, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By LeeRoySD

Welcome to the Forum. It can be done. I've...

Welcome to the Forum. It can be done. I've dropped about 80 pounds since buying my bike a year or so ago. Biggest tip I can give you is to learn to love water and give up the sugary beverages almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-12, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 697
Posted By LeeRoySD

I am still doing a bit of trainer work. I broke...

I am still doing a bit of trainer work. I broke my clavicle and had surgery 3-1/2 weeks ago and was on it exclusively for a couple of weeks. I am on the road 2-3 days a week for the majority of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-12, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,160
Posted By LeeRoySD

This. Seat height primarily, but also fore and...

This. Seat height primarily, but also fore and aft adjustments to some extent, really changes the recruitment balance of the Quads vs. the posterior chain. Getting these forces to balance across the...
06-20-12, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 692,268
Posted By LeeRoySD

It must be. I just got one as well for the first...

It must be. I just got one as well for the first time today. I uploaded a 3x3x2' peak and fade workout and it suggested I drop my threshold by 32 watts. Really makes me want to upgrade so that I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-12, 01:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,321
Posted By LeeRoySD

In the "other trainers" department and also to...

In the "other trainers" department and also to respond to your request for one with multiple settings (the KK while it is an awesome trainer does not have adjustable settings) I have been super happy...
06-15-12, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By LeeRoySD

You probably won't have any issues but my...

You probably won't have any issues but my suggestion would be not to re-use it at all. You can get a small but very strong magnet that is round and flat (looks like a watch battery with about a 1/4''...
Forum: Introductions
06-11-12, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By LeeRoySD

Never too late... Well almost never but you are...

Never too late... Well almost never but you are posting... so its not too late. I am a little younger than you but dropped 80+ pounds this last year and now am getting starting racing 12 months later...
06-06-12, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By LeeRoySD

+1. Couldn't have said it better or agree more....

+1. Couldn't have said it better or agree more. If this is a ride you are going to do more than once there are some more creative (and IMHO more scenic) ways to get out to the coast, like heading up...
06-06-12, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By LeeRoySD

Sounds like things could have been much worse...

Sounds like things could have been much worse going over the bars at 17 MPH. I am glad for you that they weren't. I broke mine a couple weeks ago but elected to have surgery and get it screwed back...
05-12-12, 12:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,432
Posted By LeeRoySD

Saturday - Oceanside to Bandy Canyon via...

Saturday - Oceanside to Bandy Canyon via Escondido and Back.
Sunday - The same ride Chris is doing above (Inland Oceanside to San Clemente via Pendleton, but may go a little further North to Dana...
05-10-12, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By LeeRoySD

+1 for Eric at Velofit. I went to him about four...

+1 for Eric at Velofit. I went to him about four weeks ago with some pretty severe knee issues... He found some fairly significant biomechanical inequalities and made some pretty substantial cleat...
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Views: 743
Posted By LeeRoySD

Lock Washers?

I pulled a wheel last night at the track in the beginning of a practice Team TT. My bike and Wheelset (Jamis Sonik - AC420's) came with those serrated (if that's the proper term as opposed to flat)...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-12, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By LeeRoySD

Nice... I have a black Tarmac on order right now....

Nice... I have a black Tarmac on order right now. Seeing yours just makes me more impatient. Congrats.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-12, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,012
Posted By LeeRoySD

If you haven't already... just ask the guys the...

If you haven't already... just ask the guys the question at support@trainerroad.com. Their response time has been measured in minutes the two times I have contacted them (both user error...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-12, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By LeeRoySD

I rode my first few thousand miles without knee...

I rode my first few thousand miles without knee issues either. As I got stronger and started putting more power to the pedals, climbing more, putting in more miles I began to have knee problems where...
04-22-12, 11:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By LeeRoySD

I really have nothing to add, but that's one of...

I really have nothing to add, but that's one of the funniest stories I've heard this week. Hope your next ride goes a little smoother.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-12, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
Posted By LeeRoySD

Wow. That's a lot of dough. I am really just...

Wow. That's a lot of dough. I am really just looking for something much cheaper that will allow my to replace my own cleats to a reasonable level of precision. Once they are just a touch out you...
04-13-12, 11:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,193
Posted By LeeRoySD

Welcome to the forums. Learning to be more...

Welcome to the forums. Learning to be more comfortable and confident on the bicycle is in some ways very similar to many other activities that we learn to do. You just need to ride. Like learning to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-12, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
Posted By LeeRoySD

Replacing Shimano SPD-SL cleats precisely?

Is there some sort of tool or guide to do this? I used a sharpie to trace an outline on the shoes before removing the old ones. The new installation "looked" pretty good, but after putting some miles...
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