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Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-10, 01:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,251
Posted By sprcoop

Gila Monster near Sabino Canyon

Gila Monster near Sabino Canyon
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-07, 09:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,987
Posted By sprcoop

Close calls on dogs, quail, roadrunners. Dodged...

Close calls on dogs, quail, roadrunners. Dodged a few rattlesnakes and one that I have not seen on this thread, a gila monstor. But no contact, knock on wood.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-07, 09:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By sprcoop

I too am blessed with a small face and that does...

I too am blessed with a small face and that does make purchasing sunglasses a little difficult. I got these Pepper's Switchbacks and they fit. You can tell that because of the frame the peripheral...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-07, 08:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,090
Posted By sprcoop

I didn't think it was that easy to move from 27"...

I didn't think it was that easy to move from 27" to 700s. I thought it took a special brake conversion or something. Nice to know if I am wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-07, 04:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,309
Posted By sprcoop

Awsome job! I kind of remember the original...

Awsome job! I kind of remember the original thread and I am impressed with how far you have come in such a short time. Keep it up, you'll go far.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-07, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By sprcoop

I'm thinking that going from a long ride of 35 to...

I'm thinking that going from a long ride of 35 to 62 has a lot to do with the discomfort. When you build up to 100 then at 62 your arse will think it has been in a lazy boy all day.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-07, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By sprcoop

First road ride after pneumonia... awesome!

Yesterday I finally got back on the road after a bout with pneumonia. I had done a couple short (1 hour or less) MTB rides and a couple 45 minutes or less indoor trainer sessions the last couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-07, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By sprcoop

You might want to see a doctor but I think at...

You might want to see a doctor but I think at this point you will just have to wait it out. I got stung on the wrist by a yellow jacket when I was about 10. My whole hand went numb swelled up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-07, 01:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,133
Posted By sprcoop

I didn't mention this before because it wasn't...

I didn't mention this before because it wasn't relevant but, in the interest of finding out if it WAS zzzwillzzz. It was at the East gate to USC on Figueroa St. about 12 years ago and the guy was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-07, 01:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,133
Posted By sprcoop

I saw a guy in LA on a road bike, clipped in,...

I saw a guy in LA on a road bike, clipped in, backpack on, pulled up to a light just as it turned red, and it was a long one. Stayed as still as a statue, didn't move the bike, a pedal, hand,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-07, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By sprcoop

Just a couple of things that work for me. ...

Just a couple of things that work for me.

Anticipating out of the saddle I bump it up a couple of gears while seated then I'm ready for sub 90 cadence when climbing, sprinting or just stretching...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-07, 12:02 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,962
Posted By sprcoop

I thought this was a pretty good question that...

I thought this was a pretty good question that everyone glossed over. First time that ever happened on BF :eek:

Just my opinion but I think there are times for hitting it hard when already...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-07, 02:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,730
Posted By sprcoop

I recently went for a ride with a friend that I...

I recently went for a ride with a friend that I knew was not in too good of shape but had just purchased his first road bike with the help of another one of his bike friends and said he had done a 20...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-07, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 611
Posted By sprcoop

First... this thread is useless without...

First... this thread is useless without pictures/video.

Second... you are a better man than I, or I'm not picturing this correctly (both are quite possible). If I don't have time to stop or turn...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-07, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By sprcoop

Cool, have fun. You'll be lovin' life and livin'...

Cool, have fun. You'll be lovin' life and livin' large cruzin' the new ride. Yellow is not my favorite color but I seem to have a thing for yellow bikes. Let's see the pics asap!

And... to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-07, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
Posted By sprcoop

Pretty sick but I have this urge to write... this...

Pretty sick but I have this urge to write... this thread is useless without pictures!!!

Sorry, someone had to say it. You know you wanted to.

I rode for many years with under $20 shorts, no...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-07, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By sprcoop

+1 Funny you should mention the Conti issue....

+1

Funny you should mention the Conti issue. Ever since I moved to Bontrager Hard Case Race Lites I have had 2 flats in several thousand miles. Both from the little pieces of wire that come off...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-07, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By sprcoop

Would you have to mark that package as "Hazardous...

Would you have to mark that package as "Hazardous Waste"?

I've always tried to be careful and not over hydrate and cause a flush situation before an event. If you are taking in massive amounts of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-07, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,641
Posted By sprcoop

I always had mine wrapped and everyone I knew had...

I always had mine wrapped and everyone I knew had them wrapped.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-07, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By sprcoop

My first organized century (not solo) was 111...

My first organized century (not solo) was 111 miles. I was determined to do it in under 6 hours without drafting anyone. To do that you have to average 18.5mph, no stops. It was a century that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-07, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By sprcoop

The good news is that you shouldn't have any bad...

The good news is that you shouldn't have any bad luck for a while. Sounds like you shot your wad all in one day.

Is is possible that the blow out was because the bead didn't seal? Did you find...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-07, 10:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,798
Posted By sprcoop

Yes, calf raises. I'm no expert but I had...

Yes, calf raises. I'm no expert but I had read/heard the 3 sets of 20 was the ticket for calves. Arnold (yep, the Gov) had been criticized for his calves early in his BB career and that was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-07, 12:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By sprcoop

My mistake. I assumed the OCP picture guidelines...

My mistake. I assumed the OCP picture guidelines applied to all photos. I feel better now seeing that you are on top of it. The world is as it should be. Carry on.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-07, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By sprcoop

Very nice!!! One thing though... where in the...

Very nice!!! One thing though... where in the hell is the OCP crowd?

Nobody mentioning the lack of white garage door? And, horror of horrors, small chain ring and large cog on each and every...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-07, 10:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,798
Posted By sprcoop

Parents that have the gentics to accomplish that...

Parents that have the gentics to accomplish that and pass them to you. Or...

Calf extensions every other day. 3 sets, 20 reps, as much weight as it takes to go to failure on the 3rd set 20th...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-07, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,000
Posted By sprcoop

What components are on it? I'm pretty sure...

What components are on it?

I'm pretty sure that is what my frame is. I bought just the frame and put my old components on it.

It was a DiamondBack Centurion (Momentum I think). It came with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-07, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 976
Posted By sprcoop

I actually have a noise now that I thought was...

I actually have a noise now that I thought was the bottom bracket but is really my 15 year old Look pedals combined with 15 year old cleats. If I pressure the right foot just right coming over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-07, 01:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,558
Posted By sprcoop

I wonder how many people like you/us work in bike...

I wonder how many people like you/us work in bike shops!

The companion thread to this would be "What kind of whacked out wrenching have you seen come out of a bike shop?"

Probably been...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-07, 11:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,558
Posted By sprcoop

I was moving parts from a broken frame to a used...

I was moving parts from a broken frame to a used frame. When I took the bottom bracket (about 10 years old) out of the broken frame I noticed it had a very slight catch when turning by hand without...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-07, 08:56 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,567
Posted By sprcoop

I was born and raised in Northern California (140...

I was born and raised in Northern California (140 miles north of San Francisco). We didn't put shoes on until we graduated from High School. I never put Top Siders on until I was 43.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-07, 01:48 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,567
Posted By sprcoop

Sperry Top Siders. As was stated before the...

Sperry Top Siders.

As was stated before the only thing that looks good with bike clothes are bike shoes, so convenience and comfort win the day.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-07, 02:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,301
Posted By sprcoop

Wait a minute! It actually sounds like some of...

Wait a minute! It actually sounds like some of you (not just Cypress) actually go on a ride (of any length) without the ability to fix a flat/change tube/inflate. I wouldn't leave the driveway...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-07, 12:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By sprcoop

Sounds like really good news for you. I'm still...

Sounds like really good news for you. I'm still trying to twist this around so it's good news for me let alone "all".

...No joy yet but I'll keep trying.

Until I'm successful, congratulations....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-07, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By sprcoop

I went Mountain biking with a friend that was on...

I went Mountain biking with a friend that was on his brand new $2K MTB in Saguaro National Park East. He was in front going up a hill steep enough that he lost traction and went down clipped in.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-07, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By sprcoop

I had a semi-pro racer (brother of friend) tell...

I had a semi-pro racer (brother of friend) tell me to get them small enough to hurt then get one size smaller. I didn't follow his advice.

He was wicked fast though. He did the bike leg of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-07, 10:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
Posted By sprcoop

If you "felt" hungry it was too late. No...

If you "felt" hungry it was too late. No glycogen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycogen in the blood to feed the muscles and your body has not learned to burn fat.

Pull over, eat 3 Snickers,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-07, 11:08 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,519
Posted By sprcoop

Bowling: In 1991 Del Ballard needs 7 pins to win...

Bowling: In 1991 Del Ballard needs 7 pins to win $150,000.00. Just threw 2 strikes in the 10th to get there. Easy right? Throws gutter ball on TV. http://media.putfile.com/ballard-gutterball
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-07, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By sprcoop

After you have ridden a few times it won't take...

After you have ridden a few times it won't take much of a bike to be comfortable for 5 miles. With that bike, or one like it, you will be looking for longer routes to work. You won't even get...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-07, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By sprcoop

The only clipless I've ever had on my road bike...

The only clipless I've ever had on my road bike is Look and I don't have any complaints.

Be prepared to adjust your cleats a few times to get it right. You will have to move them around on your...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-07, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 976
Posted By sprcoop

Close to an issue I had. I always seem to do...

Close to an issue I had. I always seem to do bike maint at night in the garage. Then take it around the block for test (residential block where biking in ninja outfit would not be a problem). I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-07, 12:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,253
Posted By sprcoop

+1000 I would suggest starting VERY slow. It's a...

+1000 I would suggest starting VERY slow. It's a ride, not a race (for you). You have 3 weeks to get your triceps and back (and rear) in shape so start the pushups and lower back extensions now. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-07, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By sprcoop

Thanks, I love it when people appreciate my hard...

Thanks, I love it when people appreciate my hard work.

http://personal.sonoracomm.com/~jcooper
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-07, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By sprcoop

Good that you can maintain a sense of humor. I'm...

Good that you can maintain a sense of humor. I'm afraid if I were you I would have ended it all by now.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-07, 10:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By sprcoop

They were right in the middle of the hood. Thank...

They were right in the middle of the hood. Thank goodness didn't hit a fender. Now they are fixed, couldn't bear to take photos. 5 or 6 nice dents and gouges to bare metal.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-07, 09:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By sprcoop

I spent 1000 hours doing body work on a 66'...

I spent 1000 hours doing body work on a 66' Mustang Coupe, then, painted it in my garage, color sanded and buffed to perfection.

Moved into a new house. Did not have a shelf in the garage...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-07, 09:46 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,386
Posted By sprcoop

One thing I have not seen mentioned in this...

One thing I have not seen mentioned in this thread is "body type". That BMI has never been close for me. I'm 6'1" and 10 pounds over weight at 160lbs.

Graduted from High School 6'1" 125lbs. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-07, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,919
Posted By sprcoop

I definitely noticed going from hoods to aero...

I definitely noticed going from hoods to aero bars my HR would drop. I didn't use the drops much when I had aero bars. I also had cadence on my puter and some long flat stretches to test.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-07, 01:21 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,386
Posted By sprcoop

I wish that were the case. Congrats.

I wish that were the case. Congrats.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-07, 12:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,122
Posted By sprcoop

I once setup an 11-28 with a 39-52. It was a...

I once setup an 11-28 with a 39-52. It was a stretch (literally) for my poor RD but careful not to cross chain.

I road with a much stronger rider in the hills in the Solvang Prelude. He...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-07, 11:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,089
Posted By sprcoop

Double check numbers of teeth on "same gear". ...

Double check numbers of teeth on "same gear". You may have different gearing even if on the same cog.
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