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Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-16, 02:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 490
Posted By Thirstyman

professional mechanics fit numbers

Can anyone help me understand what the terms STI and STI-mid bar (bolded below) mean in the context of Ryder Hesjedal's fit numbers below?

Critical measurements

Frame size: 58
Saddle: Team...
09-07-15, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By Thirstyman

can't go wrong with Isla bikes for kids. In all...

can't go wrong with Isla bikes for kids. In all sizes including 24". Not sure the price off hand but the smaller single speed ones are around $300. Great quality and very good first bikes as they...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-15, 12:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,927
Posted By Thirstyman

you know the answer.

you know the answer.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,589
Posted By Thirstyman

I second this as the best easy approach.

I second this as the best easy approach.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,835
Posted By Thirstyman

I have that rim and tire combo and absolutely...

I have that rim and tire combo and absolutely love it. The Conti GP 4000 II s 23mm tire measures 24mm on these rims. Remember that the rims themselves actually measure 24mm externally. These...
12-31-14, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,334
Posted By Thirstyman

I suppose almost anything could work for a half...

I suppose almost anything could work for a half hour ride but uncovered knees at that temp is flirting with the potential for serious tendon and ligament trouble. This assumes you are working your...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 48,351
Posted By Thirstyman

This sounds very correct and insightful to me. ...

This sounds very correct and insightful to me. As to me, I can average 600 for about 1:10 only.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-14, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,337
Posted By Thirstyman

glad to hear a good health story. It has been a...

glad to hear a good health story. It has been a while.
07-27-14, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,258
Posted By Thirstyman

ok, it may have been Valverde during the stage...

ok, it may have been Valverde during the stage the day before or maybe Voeckler.
07-26-14, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,258
Posted By Thirstyman

Valverde taking pushes from his team car up the...

Valverde taking pushes from his team car up the tourmalet (i think) after being gaped was pretty blatant. He was not passing anything back and forth but grabbing hands for a push nonetheless. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-14, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,251
Posted By Thirstyman

for the past 5 years I have noticed that my...

for the past 5 years I have noticed that my veloflex latex tubulars drop from 120 to 90 in 24 hrs.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-14, 07:25 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,033
Posted By Thirstyman

That video looks like a great sprint training...

That video looks like a great sprint training drill to me. The strava thing really makes little sense to me though.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-14, 03:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,526
Posted By Thirstyman

I recently put on a 11-32 (39/53) for a week long...

I recently put on a 11-32 (39/53) for a week long climbing trip in the Georgia mountains. Boy was i happy to have the 32 on Brasstown!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-13, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,914
Posted By Thirstyman

I've ridden both. I find that the upward tail...

I've ridden both. I find that the upward tail and side to side curve of the romin keep me planted in the saddle and thereby let me transfer more power to the pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-13, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,690
Posted By Thirstyman

no. yes.

no. yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-13, 06:13 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,379
Posted By Thirstyman

50.3

50.3
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-13, 11:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,021
Posted By Thirstyman

1981 Lotus Unique that I bought new when I was...

1981 Lotus Unique that I bought new when I was 15. I must have bought it slightly big because the amazing thing is that with a longer stem that bike still fits me. Even with newer components it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-13, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By Thirstyman

I spent 3 days riding those gaps in March and...

I spent 3 days riding those gaps in March and would have gladly sold my sole for a compact! 39/26 was too big particularly on the eastern bound face of Wolf's gap.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-13, 09:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,372
Posted By Thirstyman

bike looks too short

bike looks too short
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-13, 10:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,180
Posted By Thirstyman

12.75 hours per week average since January.

12.75 hours per week average since January.
Forum: Triathlon
04-24-13, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By Thirstyman

you will hate yourself in the morning if you ride...

you will hate yourself in the morning if you ride in running shoes. Mucho pressure points, point loading of the feet. you don't want that unless you really don't push on the pedals or care about...
03-11-13, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By Thirstyman

I don't care for the music but the tone of Steve...

I don't care for the music but the tone of Steve Slanger's voice will always let you know when to fast forward as the music and a commercial break is about to happen. I consider this the best...
01-14-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,888
Posted By Thirstyman

If it is not abundantly clear by now, you should...

If it is not abundantly clear by now, you should have stopped or gone around. You were wrong (his inconsiderate behavior is really not the issue) and could have handled this much better. Being...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Thirstyman

why not just ride down to the car rental shop and...

why not just ride down to the car rental shop and see for your self?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-12, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By Thirstyman

not available when I tired to buy 4 minutes after...

not available when I tired to buy 4 minutes after OP first posted.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-12, 11:39 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-12, 12:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,765
Posted By Thirstyman

I have recent experience with road rash from a...

I have recent experience with road rash from a bad crash. I had other injuries that kept me from doing anything but sitting and lying in bed for 2+ weeks. I had lots of road rash (over 15 patches)...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-12, 11:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,851
Posted By Thirstyman

Mike: I'd say it's time for a new carpet.

Mike:

I'd say it's time for a new carpet.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-12, 07:57 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,980
Posted By Thirstyman

sprint for tenth place

sprint for tenth place
10-27-12, 09:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,972
Posted By Thirstyman

I think the cable positioning in front and...

I think the cable positioning in front and underneath is to avoid pressure points on ones hands even if shifting theoretically is not as good.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,044
Posted By Thirstyman

comfort usually means more power for longer

comfort usually means more power for longer
10-22-12, 04:56 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-12, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By Thirstyman

Nice story bro

Nice story bro
10-20-12, 10:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,909
Posted By Thirstyman

Consider DIM as a supplement. I know I will...

Consider DIM as a supplement. I know I will likely misspell this but DIM stands for Diindolylmethane. It helps to balance and manage estotrogen. This become more important as we age. Read about...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-12, 08:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,472
Posted By Thirstyman

Sorry to hear about your crash and it sucks that...

Sorry to hear about your crash and it sucks that your bike is broken but be thankful you actually weren't hurt. I crashed recently by going over the bars like you and broke my wrist and dislocated...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-12, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By Thirstyman

cleats probably need to be replaced at 3000-3500...

cleats probably need to be replaced at 3000-3500 miles. mostly these pedals don't wear out for >20,000 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-12, 07:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,242
Posted By Thirstyman

not under 40f and I usually will shift my...

not under 40f and I usually will shift my training schedule if I anticipate bad weather. That said, if at all possible, do not ride on metal when it is wet.
09-17-12, 03:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,053
Posted By Thirstyman

none to me.

none to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-12, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By Thirstyman

it's all about the pace. so if you are riding at...

it's all about the pace. so if you are riding at your own pace you will be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-12, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By Thirstyman

35 min warmup z1-2 followed by 30 min sitting in...

35 min warmup z1-2 followed by 30 min sitting in on a portion of a fast flat group ride (25+mph). This opens the legs with appropriate leg speed and results in a few hard efforts of 1 min but lowish...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-12, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By Thirstyman

yes, I get about 4 years out of Assos brand...

yes, I get about 4 years out of Assos brand bibs. This is washing on gentle and hang drying rather than drying with heat. Putting cycling gear in the dryer shortens life of the elastic fabric...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-12, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,156
Posted By Thirstyman

my rear fc 404 pulses a bit too.

my rear fc 404 pulses a bit too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-12, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,544
Posted By Thirstyman

This is a very good and comprehensive post. Nice...

This is a very good and comprehensive post. Nice job!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-12, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,682
Posted By Thirstyman

Please don't cite the wins of a doper as support...

Please don't cite the wins of a doper as support for these wheels.
07-27-12, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By Thirstyman

I don't know your weight but 1423 appears wildly...

I don't know your weight but 1423 appears wildly wrong. It is much more in line with 500 Kcal.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-12, 01:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,238
Posted By Thirstyman

I don't build them that way but Zipp claims that...

I don't build them that way but Zipp claims that it allows more room to accommodate a wider hub center to flange on the DS for better balanced geometry. They claim that wheel stiffness is not...
07-24-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,619
Posted By Thirstyman

impressive. In all seriousness, how did you feel...

impressive. In all seriousness, how did you feel the next day?
07-23-12, 07:38 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,495
Posted By Thirstyman

while this may be an attempt at humor that is...

while this may be an attempt at humor that is failing me, the ingredients, as listed on that web page, does not include either of those things.
07-22-12, 08:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,573
Posted By Thirstyman

can lead a horse to water ...

can lead a horse to water ...
07-15-12, 05:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,520
Posted By Thirstyman

anyone who gets out of his car is beyond...

anyone who gets out of his car is beyond reasoning with. Not to mention someone that puts their hands on me. At that point it is all about defensive acts of violence as needed.

Really the only...
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