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Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,379
Posted By nickthaquick1

Funny seeing this thread so many years later....

Funny seeing this thread so many years later. Well, i still am riding the blue 17,000 later and couldn't be happier. I picked up Cosmic Carbones in '14, swapped out the Apex crankset for Red, and the...
Forum: Northeast
10-03-13, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8,954
Views: 1,028,647
Posted By nickthaquick1

anyone with a cross bike ride blue hills? anyone...

anyone with a cross bike ride blue hills? anyone know good maps of the riding trails out there? This cool dry air has me thinking of a gameplan for the winter once it gets too cold to ride road(sub...
Forum: Northeast
10-03-13, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By nickthaquick1

i'd try to get up to the white mountains if you...

i'd try to get up to the white mountains if you can, not much further away but roads around N Conway are mint for cycling and there are a few Cat 2 and 3 climbs to take down.

Also, going down...
08-02-12, 06:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By nickthaquick1

Great comments. Forgot about tires as that word...

Great comments. Forgot about tires as that word be an obvious culprit. I ride pro race 3s, 23 I believe, at 116-120 psi every time. I don't think they can take much more air before they burst! I am...
08-01-12, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By nickthaquick1

Bike doesn't hold speed as well

Hi all,

I have been noticing a slight decrease in performance over the past week or so and am wondering if there is something mechanical to blame rather than me going soft.

The facts I have are...
02-29-12, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By nickthaquick1

Boston to Southern Maine?

I'm looking into riding from just south of Boston to my vacation home in Southern Maine at some point this summer. Per googlemaps it looks to be around 85 miles on 95, so i'd guess it to be somewhere...
09-20-11, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By nickthaquick1

hey i think im going to give this a shot this...

hey i think im going to give this a shot this year. missed it last few years due to the ///NASCAR race i go to on the same day -- but i went to the july race so i think im good on that again. Only...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-11, 08:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,680
Posted By nickthaquick1

all good points being made -- i guess the...

all good points being made -- i guess the determining factor is not mash or not mash but how much work do you have after the hill
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-11, 07:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,680
Posted By nickthaquick1

i guess i should have emphsised the word...

i guess i should have emphsised the word 'relative' -- the hill i am climbing is by no means a killer as i do hillsets frequently, but it IS a good workout and tougher than other roads in the area as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-11, 07:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,680
Posted By nickthaquick1

Whoever said spinning up hills is more efficient is a damn liar

Ok so i live next to some decent hills relative to the Boston area (500 feet in ~2 miles) so when i go for a casual, non-commuting ride my obvious choice is to do some climbing -- less traffic,...
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By nickthaquick1

just a quick reading on this thread -- keep in...

just a quick reading on this thread -- keep in mind that if youre not shooting for a specific time you should be good with a high 20's low 30's bike no problem. Just remember that shaving even 15...
07-15-11, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,398
Posted By nickthaquick1

look into hydrowhey builder if youre looking to...

look into hydrowhey builder if youre looking to gain lean mass. its a simple whey protein powder but with branch chain amino acids (the building blocks of muscle) and a pinch of creatine packed ino...
Replies: 61
Views: 3,523
Posted By nickthaquick1

just out of curiosity -- how do you guys...

just out of curiosity -- how do you guys accomplish 1000 miles in a month? i'm 25 -- been riding intermediate rides for 2 years and think my body could stand the riding, but career wise i just have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,379
Posted By nickthaquick1

hmm thanks for the input, ill be sure to tell the...

hmm thanks for the input, ill be sure to tell the bike shop these points as a way of saying 'hey buddie, don't fk it up this time!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-11, 09:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,379
Posted By nickthaquick1

is there anything i can tell the LBS to maybe...

is there anything i can tell the LBS to maybe "hey, watch out for this" when they put the thing together this time? lol
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,379
Posted By nickthaquick1

i got an email similar to "bike shops fault, deal...

i got an email similar to "bike shops fault, deal with them" and flipped my **** on their facebook page. within minutes someone from bonktown commented saying a customer service rep would contact me....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-11, 09:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,379
Posted By nickthaquick1

i swear i bought new ultrgra pedals at the shop...

i swear i bought new ultrgra pedals at the shop and they looked like those eggbeater cleats almost! they would not fit my spd cleat, so strange! so i traded for store credit (to a carbo cage) and got...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-11, 09:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,379
Posted By nickthaquick1

Thanks for the comments guys. It does indeed...

Thanks for the comments guys. It does indeed suck. Still no word from Bonktown on remediation -- on placing fault on the LBS -- i considered that, but at the same time i don't want to go down there...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-11, 12:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,379
Posted By nickthaquick1

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-11, 12:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,379
Posted By nickthaquick1

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-11, 12:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,379
Posted By nickthaquick1

as an update to this thread i got the bike in...

as an update to this thread i got the bike in this past thursday and brought it to the lbs to get assembled as soon as it arrived. By friday afternoon it was set and ready to go after a pedal mishap...
06-13-11, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,808
Posted By nickthaquick1

hit the gym and grab weights maybe? +1 rowing...

hit the gym and grab weights maybe? +1 rowing machine
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-11, 08:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,379
Posted By nickthaquick1

well i'm gonna ride the **** outta this bike when...

well i'm gonna ride the **** outta this bike when it shows up. can't wait
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-11, 06:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,379
Posted By nickthaquick1

that's very exciting to hear a positive review...

that's very exciting to hear a positive review from someone who owns the bike. I'm counting the days till next thursday when my bike is expected to arrive and will be painfully difficult to wait to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-11, 08:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,379
Posted By nickthaquick1

well when i get it assembled i'll toss it on the...

well when i get it assembled i'll toss it on the scale and let you know what it comes out to. worse case scenario it's in the 20-21 range but i ride a lot longer distances with this than my old bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-11, 09:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,379
Posted By nickthaquick1

picked the bike off bonk today. can't wait to...

picked the bike off bonk today. can't wait to test it out next week. review + pics to come
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-11, 06:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,379
Posted By nickthaquick1

to those mentioning bonk, that's where i found...

to those mentioning bonk, that's where i found the bike. Looking to buy it next time it goes up and wanted to get a second and third opinion since theres not much out there for ratings on this bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,379
Posted By nickthaquick1

blue competition cycles rc8 -- should i buy??

Hey guys,

Been a while since posting on here (usually in-season only poster), but anyway i'm looking at upgrading my bike to something lighter, smoother, and hopefully, faster.

Found a good...
11-21-10, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By nickthaquick1

Hawaii in two weeks

Hey all -

I'm heading on vacation to Oahu (wikki beach) for 10 days in December. planning on renting a road bike and exploring the island by bike. Im pretty experienced rider from Boston, so i'd...
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By nickthaquick1

Once the temps lower i will try to make it all...

Once the temps lower i will try to make it all the way to provincetown. Had a friend staying in Turo so i cut my trip short. the entire ride is approx 125 miles, so not much more
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By nickthaquick1

My first long distance ride

For anyone familiar with MA i rode from Boston to Provincetown in one day (Turo, actually) Total of 111 miles recorded. Started at 6:45am, finished at 3:30pm. 16.80 avg speed.

Fun time, 95 degrees...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-10, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By nickthaquick1

i agree, 100 miles is super fun on a good day....

i agree, 100 miles is super fun on a good day. I've only done 100 once, last season (planning on my second a week from saturday), and have come close (90's) 3 or 4 times. I like the feeling you get...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By nickthaquick1

i was afraid you were going to say that :-( ...

i was afraid you were going to say that :-(

maybe i'll settle for a carbon seatpost haha
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By nickthaquick1

First century of the season, am i ready?

Alright, so i'm doing a century this saturday. i've been training for it for a few months by riding 25-45 miles per ride pretty frequently, but on the low end of that scale up until recently.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By nickthaquick1

Advantages of upgrading

Alright guys,

I bet you have answered this one before but i am not very good at searching and i need your opinion. Is it really worth upgrading to a "performance" road bike from a base level bike?...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-10, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By nickthaquick1

locking my road bike up

Hey guys. Its been about a year since i last posted, and basically havnt hopped on the bike unstil a last fall. Anyway i want to start riding my fuji newest to school (about 10 miles in the city)...
09-21-09, 10:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,541
Posted By nickthaquick1

good luck with that:lol:

good luck with that:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-09, 03:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,706
Posted By nickthaquick1

i have 1 road performance bike and one old crap...

i have 1 road performance bike and one old crap road bike that is my commuter (has had a busted tire all summer tho)

i've started to take the performance pretty much everywhere i go. Grab a bagel...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-09, 07:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,224
Posted By nickthaquick1

i'd love to take a 13 pound bike for a spin up by...

i'd love to take a 13 pound bike for a spin up by the hills near me
09-03-09, 06:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,312
Posted By nickthaquick1

when i'm passing someone i usually change gear...

when i'm passing someone i usually change gear rings to make a noise rather than say anything. it usually works
Replies: 37
Views: 2,902
Posted By nickthaquick1

can i ask how old you are? i'm new to cycling (2...

can i ask how old you are? i'm new to cycling (2 years) and i did my first century this summer. followed it up the next day with a 75 miler, and felt fine throughout (even tho im not a big distance...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-09, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By nickthaquick1

you can walk in shoes that have exposed cleats,...

you can walk in shoes that have exposed cleats, its just not that plesant and i prob wouldnt want to go hiking in them. If its for road use, get road shoes. I got ultegra pedals with Northwave boonin...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,916
Posted By nickthaquick1

i dont think i could do that into an open...

i dont think i could do that into an open window..DEF on a closed window or hood tho
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-09, 10:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,003
Posted By nickthaquick1

lol! if i were you and my wife enjoyed...

lol!

if i were you and my wife enjoyed cycling i'd take a trip somewhere secluded for the weekend. stay in a nice place (hotel or cottage), and find a nice loop to ride together, somewhere you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-09, 11:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,914
Posted By nickthaquick1

weird thread, but i wouldnt worry about it. go to...

weird thread, but i wouldnt worry about it. go to the first meet and see for yourself. if you want to, and theres a good number who do, then go for it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-09, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,886
Posted By nickthaquick1

shoes + pedals. when you wear out the tires get...

shoes + pedals. when you wear out the tires get pro race 3's and some new wheels
08-28-09, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,951
Posted By nickthaquick1

hanging leg lifts ...

hanging leg lifts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N_11m5DbSU

i wouldnt go AS high as this guy, and do it with more intensity. not only will your abs hurt but right below your waist line will...
08-28-09, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By nickthaquick1

great story, but 950? they couldnt do 1,000??

great story, but 950? they couldnt do 1,000??
08-28-09, 06:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,006
Posted By nickthaquick1

if you have unlimited supply, hook your boy up!!...

if you have unlimited supply, hook your boy up!! haha jp, but seriously i'd only drink the sugarfree version. waayyyy too sweet otherwise (i cant drink soda anymore, disgusting)

ill ride with am...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-09, 06:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,619
Posted By nickthaquick1

BAHAHA! i didnt even realize that was a cat. what...

BAHAHA! i didnt even realize that was a cat. what do you feed it, marshmallows??

but yea i juss jerked off, sexy bike!!
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