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Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-06, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 522
Posted By rcapilli

ahhhhh. I thought it was just an estimate. I...

ahhhhh. I thought it was just an estimate. I guess it's more of a tool for training like cadance.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-06, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 522
Posted By rcapilli

Max HR?

OKay. So I'm 32 years old and doing some basic calculations (with the help of the Internet) I have found that my MAX HR is 188.... WEll, I'll tell ya, that has never been my max. I'm about ready to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-06, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By rcapilli

Just the afternoon. about 4 hours. I felt a...

Just the afternoon. about 4 hours. I felt a little sad for the riders because the spectator turnout was very poor. Maybe 300 people. Just a shame, but great for me cause I was up close and personal...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-06, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By rcapilli

My Tour De Georgia Pictures

Here is the last stage of the Tour De Georgia. These are just a few pictures I took while there. Feel free to comment on them and send me emails. If you want the enlarged picture, right click and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-06, 07:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By rcapilli

I agree with some of these posts here. Ride solo...

I agree with some of these posts here. Ride solo and do recovery with your friends. Perhaps you and the other guy could ride together and then include your football friend for recovery. Here's the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-06, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By rcapilli

samsation7: I posted a thread a few months ago...

samsation7: I posted a thread a few months ago about this exact same issue. I rode WolfPen last October and soon realized that I was not ready for it. I ride a Ultegra 10, 12/25. I thought about a 27...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-06, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By rcapilli

As for us having the same Avatar, why yes, I look...

As for us having the same Avatar, why yes, I look like a million bucks. I have a close resemblence to Cypress's Avatar.. HA!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-06, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By rcapilli

YES, Trek's Warrenty is great. It's a great piece...

YES, Trek's Warrenty is great. It's a great piece of mind to know I can ride my bike and not let it ride me...... Wait, that sounds strange, but you get my point.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-06, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By rcapilli

Whoa, I just noticed that we have almost the same...

Whoa, I just noticed that we have almost the same Avatar.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-06, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By rcapilli

I have a OCLV 110 Carbon Trek. Evidently the OCVL...

I have a OCLV 110 Carbon Trek. Evidently the OCVL Carbon is said to be a better grade of Carbon (that is what I was told, maybe smoke...). Stiffer and lighter. BUT I really do not think it makes that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-06, 01:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,247
Posted By rcapilli

RavenMore is actually correct. I am 31 and it use...

RavenMore is actually correct. I am 31 and it use to happen to me. You will need to strenthen up your lower back. Deadlifts or the lower back machines at the gym will make this go away. You should...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-06, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 724
Posted By rcapilli

Another thing that I have found that helps on...

Another thing that I have found that helps on really steep climbs is the 6 method.. Okay, MY 4 method. When your body is about to break and your standing up, each down stroke is a count. So when you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-06, 05:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By rcapilli

Think this is true

I just read this on the Tour De Georgia page.

http://www.tourdegeorgia.com/race-stage5.php

Think the statement is true?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-06, 10:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,659
Posted By rcapilli

Yeah, the image does not represent the true pitch...

Yeah, the image does not represent the true pitch of the hill. johnMfisk is completely correct. I have rode SOME of this path and I have to admit that it is not easy task. I'm really suprised that no...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-06, 09:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,659
Posted By rcapilli

This Climb is Miller's Gap and Wolf Pen. Located...

This Climb is Miller's Gap and Wolf Pen. Located north of Dahlonega. It's a little drive from Atlanta, but great for climbimg. the roads are still painted from the Tour De Georgia :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-06, 02:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,659
Posted By rcapilli

This thread below suggests a 32% grade.... I...

This thread below suggests a 32% grade.... I cannot imagine how this looks.... This must be crazy.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=180693
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-06, 02:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,659
Posted By rcapilli

Yeah, I read that also. Looks like I will have to...

Yeah, I read that also. Looks like I will have to do some training for this. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-06, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,659
Posted By rcapilli

Tour climbs are classified in five somewhat...

Tour climbs are classified in five somewhat arbitrary categories:

CAT. 4 Usually less than 3km in length, an easy pitch that amounts to no more than a sustained rise in the road.
CAT. 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-06, 01:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,659
Posted By rcapilli

Here is a link of a climb that I will be doing...

Here is a link of a climb that I will be doing this summer in Georgia. The grade came out to be .04. Which does not sound right. Rise over Run, correct? Did I do this right? Do you think this is a...
03-09-06, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,057
Posted By rcapilli

How can you Not Get It? Read the text. This guy...

How can you Not Get It? Read the text. This guy is sooooooooo excited about this bike. He compairs it to all sorts of objects and wonderful machinery. It is just funny to me how he describes...
03-08-06, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,057
Posted By rcapilli

muuu hahahahahaahahahahahahahahahaha

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ellsworth-Truth-16-Fastest-X-Country-bike-available_W0QQitemZ7223797508QQcategoryZ98083QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-06, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By rcapilli

Nope. Don't want them either. You have to be...

Nope. Don't want them either. You have to be aware of the cars around you. Music tends to loose you from that reality. Not a good thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-06, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By rcapilli

To echo on UmneyDurak, I did notice that there is...

To echo on UmneyDurak, I did notice that there is a 50/34 and a 50/36. Right now I have a standard 10 speed cassette, I think thats a 12/25. What do you think would be a better gear ratio for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-06, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By rcapilli

Sounds like everyone enjoys there Compact Cranks....

Sounds like everyone enjoys there Compact Cranks. I have never ridden one so I imagine that it will be quite different. A few months ago I tried to climb a Gap here in Georgia. I quickly found out...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-06, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By rcapilli

That's my thought as well. I cannot imagine that...

That's my thought as well. I cannot imagine that there is a world of difference between the two. I am sure there is some, but nothing that is going to give me a big edge. It seems to me that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-06, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By rcapilli

Compact Crank Question

I'm looking at purchasing a Compact Crank. But I am a little unsure what size I should be looking at. A 172.5 or a 175. I want this crank for climbing mountains. I have a 05 Trek Madone 58cm. No...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-05, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,702
Posted By rcapilli

Maybe it's just the case of changing...

Maybe it's just the case of changing positions..... I guess I do not do it enough... I usually keep my hands on the hoods.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-05, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,702
Posted By rcapilli

Well, a friend told me that it had to do with...

Well, a friend told me that it had to do with Blood flow, so I figured it was that. Yes, I do ride with padded gel gloves.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-05, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,702
Posted By rcapilli

My Right hand goes numb.. Does Your?

I know it has to do with Blood flow. But I was wondering if any of you get the same sensation. While riding for an hour or so I notice that my right hand will go to sleep. Usually putting my arm...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-05, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 563,769
Posted By rcapilli

ooohhhh. okay. I about fell over. That is still...

ooohhhh. okay. I about fell over. That is still really lite. I bet it's fun to climb. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-05, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 563,769
Posted By rcapilli

wait..... Does that include a bike bag with tools...

wait..... Does that include a bike bag with tools etc... in it?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-05, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By rcapilli

Saddles

I have a Bontrager Race Lite Luxe saddle and it does not fit me very well. I stand 6'-0" at 204. I am looking at purchasing another saddle but not sure what I would like. I am going to the LBS today...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-05, 07:54 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,360
Posted By rcapilli

HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA. I think she had enough of the...

HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA. I think she had enough of the bike pictures. Looks like she left him :)

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-05, 07:53 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,360
Posted By rcapilli

I think this guy runs a brothel :D ...

I think this guy runs a brothel :D

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7199022392&ssPageName=MERC_VI_RSCC_Pr8_PcY_BIN_Stores_IT
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-05, 07:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,974
Posted By rcapilli

Cycle Ops Fluid 2 without a doubt. I bought one...

Cycle Ops Fluid 2 without a doubt. I bought one this year. My first trainer. It's Quiet and really does feel like you are on the road. I rode 5 other trainers while at the bike shop. This one has...
Forum: Triathlon
12-13-05, 02:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 415
Posted By rcapilli

How to set up my Polar S725 for a Triathlon

I have a Polar S725. It does not have the footpod so I cannot calculate my speed and distance while running, but I am okay with that. If you are reading this then you have a Polar S725 and you do...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-05, 07:05 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,091
Posted By rcapilli

************************ Dollar Dollar Bill Y'all...

************************ Dollar Dollar Bill Y'all ************************



Here is a great one. Always carry a dollar bill in your bag. If you get a flat and notice that the tire has a hole in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-05, 11:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,634
Posted By rcapilli

Hey Hey Hey Hey!!!!!! Enough already. These are...

Hey Hey Hey Hey!!!!!! Enough already. These are things that you are not suppose to tell anyone. People already look at is weird wearing spandex for crying out loud. Now we are talking to animals...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-05, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By rcapilli

It's not that there is anything wrong with the 27...

It's not that there is anything wrong with the 27 but it is not that much difference from a 25.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-05, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By rcapilli

Where can I get this Cassette?

I have a standard 12/25 cassette on my bike. It is an Ultegra 10 all the way. I want to get a different cassette for climbing but not the 12/27. Is there another cassette I can get for the hills...
11-16-05, 10:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,265
Posted By rcapilli

supplementation - What do you take and why

I have a feeling that this may be a big thread that people may want to read quickly. Simply put, I am looking for any supplementation that you may take and no more than 3 or 4 sentences on your...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-05, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By rcapilli

Well, I guess that it is the only one that I...

Well, I guess that it is the only one that I sorta have an idea to get to but not exactly sure. Plus this is the first real climb I will be doing so I am a little intimidated to say the least....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-05, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By rcapilli

How to get to Unicoi Gap

I live in Atlanta, GA and as posted earlier I am riding Unicoi Gap tomorrow. I just wanted to make sure that I was riding the correct mountain :) When I get into Helen and pass all those Alpine...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-05, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By rcapilli

Have you rode Unicoi Gap in Helen, GA?

I am going to ride the Unicoi Gap mountain tomorrow and wanted to know your experience. How was it? I believe it is somewhere between 6 and 7 miles. I am just curious to see how hard it will be. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-05, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By rcapilli

Have you rode Unicoi Gap in Helen, GA?

Looking at climbing Unicoi mountain in Helen, GA. Have you done it? If so, how was it? I think the climb is between 6 and 7 miles. Let me know what you know about it. Thanks everyone. Also, I live in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-05, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By rcapilli

My Girlfriend just bought that bike about 4 weeks...

My Girlfriend just bought that bike about 4 weeks ago. She got it a Performance bike as well. As with any new bike it will take time to break it in. You will have to take it back to the bike shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-05, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By rcapilli

I actually have a Polar S725. I have had it for...

I actually have a Polar S725. I have had it for about a month now. I really like it. I do not have any accessories with it. No Cadence or power sensor. I really do not need any of that. A HR monitor...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-05, 10:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,344
Posted By rcapilli

These are all great replys. I really appreciate...

These are all great replys. I really appreciate it. I am not concerned that my HR was a bit on the high side. I was just amazed that it was actually that high. Then I started to wonder if something...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-05, 06:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,344
Posted By rcapilli

Please look at my HR

I have been cycling for about 10 months now. I am moderately active. I go to the gym at least twice a week. I do not do any cardio other than cycling. I did a Sprint Tri in July this year so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-05, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
Posted By rcapilli

Was there a HR difference when you returned home?

Was there a HR difference when you returned home?
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