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05-12-13, 03:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By wxduff

Anyone Familiar with the Corning Circuit Race, also Cat suggestions

I'm signing up for my second race after doing alright, but not as good as I would have hoped in my first race.

I'm doing the Corning Circuit Race this time around, in Waltkins Glen, NY. Has anyone...
03-27-13, 11:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,549
Posted By wxduff

Actually, considering I used to weight 250, I've...

Actually, considering I used to weight 250, I've dropped my resting heart rate from 110 bpm resting to 82, and dropped my BP from 140/90 to 124/82, I think I'm doing alright. It's a slow process.
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03-27-13, 11:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,549
Posted By wxduff

Thanks for all the advice everyone except botto,...

Thanks for all the advice everyone except botto, exactly what I was looking for. And yes this is the Trooper Brinkerhoff Memorial in Coxackie, which I believe used to be referred to as "Johnny Cake"....
03-27-13, 06:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,549
Posted By wxduff

Race Week Taper and Prep?

Hello all, asking for some first race advice. I've done some searching and gone over the sticky, and they were all very useful, however a few questions remain.

How much more should I ride this...
03-25-13, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 667,369
Posted By wxduff

Been a while but figured a before and after was...

Been a while but figured a before and after was worth a quick visit back, good work everyone!

Before: 250 lbs.

306845

Current: 205 lbs

306846
03-25-13, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By wxduff

I'm actually planning on doing the D race as my...

I'm actually planning on doing the D race as my first race ever, I just registered. I used to live in the area, but now live in central PA. But since I'm home for Easter, might as well give it a go....
03-02-12, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By wxduff

I wish i had a drill press but I live in an...

I wish i had a drill press but I live in an apartment. I've owned the bike for 3 years and haven't replaced the chainrings or the chain. I just replaced the chain so I should probably replace the...
03-02-12, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By wxduff

The acetone did it for the most part but the last...

The acetone did it for the most part but the last bolt refused, after serious amount of acetone and elbow grease. I stripped the back to the point it the whole thing was useless, I even tried the...
03-02-12, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By wxduff

Chainring bolts glued on

I really messed up this time...

A couple of problems here have me flustered.

1: I installed the inner chainring on backwards.
2: I used loctite super glue instead of threadlocker (I saw...
10-22-11, 09:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 948
Posted By wxduff

My knees cannot take much of the stuff. If I go...

My knees cannot take much of the stuff. If I go for a run, its a walk around the circle, then a good stretch, and then a jog (which is not the same as running imho) as long as I can go until my knees...
10-20-11, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 667,369
Posted By wxduff

Don't forget that part of being mentally awake...

Don't forget that part of being mentally awake means recognizing when you need to make a change.

I'm an Eagle Scout by the way :)
10-18-11, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 667,369
Posted By wxduff

I'm sure convincing the kids that personal...

I'm sure convincing the kids that personal fitness is an important merit badge is a bit easier when they see you actively trying to get in shape. Keep up the good work!
10-17-11, 02:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By wxduff

Weight Loss and Speed?

Hi everyone, I've been loosing weight this summer and between weight watchers online and the bike, I've lost 30 pounds so far, and I look better in all of my clothes, which makes me happy. However...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By wxduff

New Bike Time

My first bike has done a great job hauling my fat ass around, but its looking like it might be time for a new bike. My current bike is a Cannondale Caad 9 with a mix of 105 and ultegra. It was a...
09-14-11, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By wxduff

Andy was, backed out for wisdom tooth surgery.

Andy was, backed out for wisdom tooth surgery.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-11, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,323
Posted By wxduff

For me a loose bottle cage bolt caused this for a...

For me a loose bottle cage bolt caused this for a while (Also have a Caad 9). Also, sounds like the noises spokes make when de-tensioning.
09-06-11, 04:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,204
Posted By wxduff

While it does appear that the number of teams is...

While it does appear that the number of teams is on a downturn, I would like to share my opinion that this is temporary. I think that that market for sponsors is shifting, and that its going to take...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-11, 01:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,827
Posted By wxduff

I cried when someone on my group ride told me I...

I cried when someone on my group ride told me I had a whole in them. I can't dish out 80+ bucks for another pair. Need another 50% off performance clothing sale.

They fit great, the chamois is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-11, 12:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,827
Posted By wxduff

So you would recommend the Carbons. I have old...

So you would recommend the Carbons. I have old Look pedals that are heavy and come with hard to find delta cleats. I was looking into getting those due to the price. Pedals are crazy expensive.

I...
09-02-11, 12:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,537
Posted By wxduff

I was talking about the bike race.

I was talking about the bike race.
09-01-11, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By wxduff

Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal, viewing and hotel

Hello all, looking for some advice for my trip up for the big race.

Despite growing up in Upstate NY I have only been to Montreal once for a day trip. However my girlfriend and I love the city....
09-01-11, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,537
Posted By wxduff

I usually only put in a teaspoon in per pot of...

I usually only put in a teaspoon in per pot of sugar if I feel like it. I figured for riding the sugar would help.

Off topic: Are you going to watch the GP when it comes to town (your location...
09-01-11, 02:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 505
Posted By wxduff

There's a lot of posts on here about wheel...

There's a lot of posts on here about wheel selection and such for clydes. I would suggest a quick search for plenty of information on that.

As for motivation, its a tough thing. Some people get...
09-01-11, 12:46 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,915
Posted By wxduff

What are the chances this or the Tour of Utah get...

What are the chances this or the Tour of Utah get upgrades to HC status next year.

And when will America get a World Tour event?

Canada has two...

Is it because the Europeans are afraid of...
09-01-11, 12:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,537
Posted By wxduff

Green Tea in the Bidon?

After a pot of green tea tonight, I began wondering if it would work in a water bottle on rides.

Has anyone else experimented with green/white tea in there water bottles for rides?

I feel like...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-11, 04:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By wxduff

Yay for new pavement!

Who else had roads get washed away this weekend, meaning new pavement instead of more chip seal!

But in all honesty, how did Irene mess up everyone's bike routes, roads, and such?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-11, 04:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,063
Posted By wxduff

Bought the girlfriend a Jamis steel road bike...

Bought the girlfriend a Jamis steel road bike last year. We have gone on a couple of rides on the bike path. The lack of traffic and flat terrain makes her happy.

With family members the best...
08-27-11, 02:40 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,915
Posted By wxduff

Picture quality is great today. Some big names...

Picture quality is great today. Some big names have shown their face by either attacking or making the break.

I guess my pet peeve so far has not been the picture quality but the choice in routes....
08-25-11, 04:42 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,915
Posted By wxduff

From what you could see today, the time trial was...

From what you could see today, the time trial was certainly exciting! Picture issues were still there. But you saw enough to get what you needed. Awesome rides by CV and Levi. TJ was a bit to upset...
08-24-11, 03:14 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,915
Posted By wxduff

This stuff is a luxury compared to the Tour of...

This stuff is a luxury compared to the Tour of Utah, however I agree, the french do an awesome job.
08-19-11, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By wxduff

BMC is officially out of control. If they...

BMC is officially out of control.

If they don't win over 1/2 of the classics and a grand tour next year it will be a let down.

I think Thor is going to find that he gets screwed out of what he...
08-19-11, 11:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,998
Posted By wxduff

Thanks everyone for the corrections about the...

Thanks everyone for the corrections about the small wheels. Didn't think about the brakes.
08-19-11, 12:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,998
Posted By wxduff

I'm 5' 6" but am mostly made up of torso. My...

I'm 5' 6" but am mostly made up of torso. My inseam is close to 27-28" range. The shortest pants I can find are 30" in most, with 29" available in dress sizes. I usually need things hemmed as well....
08-15-11, 06:06 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,915
Posted By wxduff

For those going to the race:...

For those going to the race: http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/08/news/where-to-watch-colorados-2011-usa-pro-cycling-challenge_187388

Thought I would share.
08-15-11, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 832
Posted By wxduff

I bought a road bike from the start, and it...

I bought a road bike from the start, and it certainly a different experience than most bikes. I too hope to race when I drop the pounds. I'm already fast enough on the flats and decents, I just need...
08-14-11, 07:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,185
Posted By wxduff

When I started cycling all the time, my...

When I started cycling all the time, my girlfriend showed a bit of interest, so I bought her a Jamis Satellite Sport Femme. The steel frame helps with the bumps, and she loves the looks of it, which...
08-14-11, 06:09 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,915
Posted By wxduff

It appears two more teams are in, including...

It appears two more teams are in, including Gobernacion who tore up the Tour of Utah, and EMP-UNE.

Gobernacion has on their team Oscar Sevilla, multiple time Vuelta and Tour de France contender.
08-12-11, 04:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,226
Posted By wxduff

The higher heart rate should be expected as your...

The higher heart rate should be expected as your cadence goes up. As long as you weren't out of breath or in the red zone, then that is alright. Climbing is all about finding the sweet spot between...
08-12-11, 03:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,529
Posted By wxduff

We have a very good mix around here. There are 4...

We have a very good mix around here. There are 4 bike shops in town, and one sell mostly "recycled bikes", so you see a decent number of quality steel frames from 5-10 year ago running around (a lot...
08-12-11, 03:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,601
Posted By wxduff

I'm pretty sure they would be wasted talent as a...

I'm pretty sure they would be wasted talent as a domestique. They win stages and classics. I'm sure Cancellara would do the same thing if he wasn't mr tt.

And I'm pretty sure the people who pay...
08-12-11, 03:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,601
Posted By wxduff

I'm pretty sure Thor wants to focus on the...

I'm pretty sure Thor wants to focus on the classics. And if Gilbert joins the team are they BOTH going to be left out of the tour de france? I think cuddles might not get his way on this one.
08-12-11, 02:54 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,915
Posted By wxduff

They are really going all out for this event,...

They are really going all out for this event, this is great to see.
08-11-11, 12:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By wxduff

So nobody here can help me on this? This might be...

So nobody here can help me on this? This might be understandable do to the lack of races in North America, especially one day classics type races.
08-11-11, 12:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,493
Posted By wxduff

The lack of cooperation really did the main group...

The lack of cooperation really did the main group in it seems. The break did great work together, even if Anthony skipped a lot of pulls. He played his cards just right and did enough work to keep...
08-10-11, 03:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,493
Posted By wxduff

I agree, I expected to see a price tag over 3...

I agree, I expected to see a price tag over 3 grand.

Towards the end of todays coverage things go a little better. I used to do hockey broadcasts at college, as well as being an on air...
08-10-11, 04:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,493
Posted By wxduff

Tour tracker was not much better. USAPCC was...

Tour tracker was not much better. USAPCC was smart to get versus to do that race. I expect them to do a good job.
08-09-11, 07:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,493
Posted By wxduff

Spoiler: I'm pretty sure no-one guessed...

Spoiler:

I'm pretty sure no-one guessed todays winner.
08-07-11, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By wxduff

Any advice for viewing a race?

With the spike in North American racing coming up over the next couple of months, I'm sure I'm not the only person with the questions I have.

I'm personally going to the GP Cycliste Montreal. This...
08-05-11, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,226
Posted By wxduff

Mind sharing where that deal can be found?

Mind sharing where that deal can be found?
08-05-11, 03:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,226
Posted By wxduff

Shimano sells a 105 cassette that goes 12-27 if...

Shimano sells a 105 cassette that goes 12-27 if 28 wont work with your RD. The two cassettes would work great as a set, one for flats and such, the other for the hills.

SRAM sells a 11-26 in their...
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