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Forum: Triathlon
09-12-16, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,390
Posted By Smokehouse

It happens. I really think this is the hardest...

It happens. I really think this is the hardest part of triathlon training. This Sept marks the one year ann from when I stopped being a cyclist and started on the path of being a triathlete. I...
Forum: Triathlon
06-27-16, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By Smokehouse

First sprint tri in the bag...not horrible, not great.

Ok, quick rundown:

-Sprint tri: 400yds pool swim, 16mi bike, 5K run.

-Began "training in Sept of 2015

-Had two major setbacks with a surgery on Nov 3d, and another on Dec 14th. These pretty...
Forum: Triathlon
05-31-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By Smokehouse

I thought I'd refresh this thread just in case...

I thought I'd refresh this thread just in case anyone wants to reference it for future use.

Like I said earlier, I had my surgery 11-3.

I began walking again by Nov 8th. It went slow and I lost...
05-20-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,434
Posted By Smokehouse

For those with Sidi Wire shoes...how do you replace the tecno buckles?

I get the basic concept...and I can read the simple instruction card that comes with the replacements.

But understanding it, and doing it are two completely different things.

First off, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,116
Posted By Smokehouse

I have the same issue where I live and I've done...

I have the same issue where I live and I've done the same thing more times than I can count. Out with/against a strong wind, back with the opposite. I do not have a power meter but I can say that I...
01-29-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By Smokehouse

Thank you for the fitness eval, Dr. But...I...

Thank you for the fitness eval, Dr.

But...I believe this thread was about the Garmin not matching my actual HR, not the intensity of my sessions.
01-28-16, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By Smokehouse

I did it on the trainer a few days ago...I kept...

I did it on the trainer a few days ago...I kept spinning, sat up and pulled a count while watching what my Garmin said in real time.

That was the first time I've done that.
01-28-16, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By Smokehouse

Garmin HR monitor reports inaccurate high rates?

For a few years now...I was simply accepting my HR monitor's data as gospel. I began tri training back in Sept and have spent quite a bit of time in the pool. Well, I do have a 910 Garmin but no...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,890
Posted By Smokehouse

I think I'm about to do the same thing myself....

I think I'm about to do the same thing myself. I'm currently running a 11-28 105 5800 rear (running a 52-36 front).

I never use my 11 gear...I do not do downhill bombs and I'm too mortal to run a...
Forum: Triathlon
12-22-15, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By Smokehouse

Thanks for the reply...at this point, I'm pretty...

Thanks for the reply...at this point, I'm pretty sure I can't win for losing...

So I had my appendectomy on 11-3. I resumed running on 11-25 and swimming on 11-29. For some reason, my earlier...
Forum: Triathlon
11-18-15, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By Smokehouse

Had appendix removed 11-3...how long to wait before I resume tri-training?

I'm going to guess that most of you just say to follow what my doc says...but I'm seeing conflicting thoughts on this.

I was gaining some ground with my triathlon training until my appendix...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-15, 07:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,406
Posted By Smokehouse

Like everyone says, it's individual...but I'll...

Like everyone says, it's individual...but I'll give my findings on it.

I'm running a more aggressive front (52/36) and when I went to a 12-32, I found 36/32 to be WAY too much spin, even on the...
10-27-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,621
Posted By Smokehouse

I guess I was projecting a bit... Coming...

I guess I was projecting a bit...

Coming from just south of 300lbs back in 2011 to where I a now...I have received some horrible advice as I went along. Some of it cost me big time via all kinds...
10-26-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,621
Posted By Smokehouse

I guess I figure I'll chime in on this one... ...

I guess I figure I'll chime in on this one...

I began riding in '12. 6' tall, about 180 lbs. Started with Gatoraid powder mixed in the bottles. Made lots of mistakes, crashed a bunch (blood sugar...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-15, 12:59 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 10,629
Posted By Smokehouse

I would say at least 3a faster...if not 5q. Me? I...

I would say at least 3a faster...if not 5q. Me? I ate a large lunch so I'd probably only be 2.6n faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,220
Posted By Smokehouse

No problem...but prepare yourself....I'm long...

No problem...but prepare yourself....I'm long winded.

First off, I've used the 5600, 5700 and now the 5800 group at length, thousands of miles on each group.

Brakes
-There was next to no...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-15, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,220
Posted By Smokehouse

Another 5800 owner/lover. I ran 5700 105 for 3...

Another 5800 owner/lover. I ran 5700 105 for 3 seasons and had the pleasure of going to 5800 105 this year...what a difference, it truly is a wonderful group set. I've never used a 6800, 9000 bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-15, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By Smokehouse

I bought a Conti trainer tire back in 2012...I...

I bought a Conti trainer tire back in 2012...I have put a ton (and I mean a ton) of hours on that thing in my Kurt trainer. Still in great shape.

I understand its a bit of an expense, but I landed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,898,127
Posted By Smokehouse

LOL...I don't take myself too seriously. I'm a 38...

LOL...I don't take myself too seriously. I'm a 38 year old guy with slight man boobs that dresses in cycling clothes that may be illegal within 50' of a public grade school...I gave up on fancy cars...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,898,127
Posted By Smokehouse

"desperate"? Nah, I don't think I'd call it...

"desperate"? Nah, I don't think I'd call it that...it's a bike, I like having fun with it. The bar tape is something I can screw around with...I started out with white/black tires orgingally:...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-15, 09:32 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,255
Posted By Smokehouse

Going from 6' tall/275+ lbs in 2011 to 170's...

Going from 6' tall/275+ lbs in 2011 to 170's now...I really cannot understand how I went so long without exercising. I'm currently training for a triathlon so I'm splitting time between the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,898,127
Posted By Smokehouse

I can definitely see that...the red is a thing...

I can definitely see that...the red is a thing some don't like. In person, some compliment the package, some criticize it. I either get the "Man, I really like that red on there" or "Not so sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-15, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,898,127
Posted By Smokehouse

Well...submitting for the criticism once again....

Well...submitting for the criticism once again. Yeah...I know, the bike positioning is off, this is the only picture I have a the moment. This was taken in the spring, went to a 5800 group with some...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,694
Posted By Smokehouse

Holy crap!!! Look at that head-tube! I know Conan...

Holy crap!!! Look at that head-tube! I know Conan is one tall fella, but that thing is huge. I wonder how much that effects handling...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,703
Posted By Smokehouse

...you should just buy bibs...;)

...you should just buy bibs...;)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,694
Posted By Smokehouse

I read your posts often, you are rarely accepting...

I read your posts often, you are rarely accepting of other people's opinions here and have no problem rebuking them. To be frank, I would not often describe your posts as being typed by someone who...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-15, 09:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,694
Posted By Smokehouse

Do you dispute that "sweeping generality"? ...

Do you dispute that "sweeping generality"?

Is it too far of a shot to claim that bike lanes are safer than unmarked open roads? I didn't say "significantly" or "fool proof" now did I? I simply...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,694
Posted By Smokehouse

While I get your point...you also have to...

While I get your point...you also have to understand the court of public opinion.

The gals quoted in the video are just being absurd...seriously absurd. Without even going into stereotyping, their...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-15, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,876
Posted By Smokehouse

Strava/MMR sucks on a phone, or at least my...

Strava/MMR sucks on a phone, or at least my phones. I've used it on an iPhone 4s, 5, and 5s...all are horribly inaccurate vs my Garmin 500.

I did a 75 mile ride with some friends and at the end,...
Forum: Triathlon
09-29-15, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,508
Posted By Smokehouse

I personally have a story like that (but...

I personally have a story like that (but definitely not to that extreme), and a friend of mine is even closer.

Here I was May of 2011:...
Forum: Triathlon
09-21-15, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,436
Posted By Smokehouse

Just thought I'd pop in here to post some...

Just thought I'd pop in here to post some positive results.


First off, went and got an evaluation at a local running store. The customer service, time they took with me, and their level of...
Forum: Triathlon
09-17-15, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,436
Posted By Smokehouse

First sprint tri in 2016...beginning the training now. Need a bit of advice.

Ok, so here's the stats:

June '16
400m swim (outdoor pool)
25K ride (flat, 115' elevation change)
5K run (road, flat, 55' elevation change)

38 year old male, 175 lbs, 6' tall...no major...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,216
Posted By Smokehouse

I love a good 2 hr ride...30-40 miles. Those...

I love a good 2 hr ride...30-40 miles. Those summer rides when everything is "just right"...yes, perfection. I've yet to find anything in this world that can calm me like that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-15, 01:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,207
Posted By Smokehouse

Bingo. If you like the way things...

Bingo.

If you like the way things are/were...that is 100% acceptable. Refusing to look into new ideas is being closed minded.

I welcome the idea of a flat bar yet more road position oriented...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-15, 08:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,768
Posted By Smokehouse

The exact same thing happened on my cousin's 2013...

The exact same thing happened on my cousin's 2013 Domane. It started with a few blown out spokes and not after than, the rim gave way. He had them replaced under warranty, then landed up replacing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-15, 07:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,474
Posted By Smokehouse

OP, I think its completely individual and 100% up...

OP, I think its completely individual and 100% up to you. Do you feel like it is a fair amount?

Putting aside that fact that here in Illinois...it's done nothing but rain for the past 6 weeks...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-15, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,276
Posted By Smokehouse

Viral and slander advertising is real...and...

Viral and slander advertising is real...and happens all of the time. Honestly, on forums like this (and others) the heavily involve hardware...there is going to be makers hiding among the masses.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-15, 07:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,109
Posted By Smokehouse

LOL...well, when that happens I'm normally up...

LOL...well, when that happens I'm normally up crap creek without a turd paddle. A few time (two that I can think of), I hit the wall so hard it was either stop riding or pass out, so I stopped and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-15, 06:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,266
Posted By Smokehouse

I think you'd know if you were going that...

I think you'd know if you were going that fast...because you'd be completely spun out at that point. The largest "normal" gear combo I can think of is a 53x11. At 45mph, you'd be spinning at 120rpm....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-15, 06:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,109
Posted By Smokehouse

This...when my legs are having enough, I'll spin...

This...when my legs are having enough, I'll spin more. When my lungs can't cut it, I'll take the spin down and grind more.

On a longer climb of a harder nature, I'll normally have to go back and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-15, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,845
Posted By Smokehouse

I can only speak about the Tarmac, honestly....

I can only speak about the Tarmac, honestly. Looking at the $2500 (Elite) -vs- $3000 (comp) model...the only differences seems to be the 105--->Ultegra and the fulcrum S5 to S4 "upgrade". Same...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-15, 01:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,362
Posted By Smokehouse

Yup...LOL...and I paid the price for it. It was...

Yup...LOL...and I paid the price for it. It was kind of a "slow, unclip R, stop, lean R" type of move set...and that wasn't a good idea.

The last time, I fell right on a freaking fire hydrant that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,362
Posted By Smokehouse

This was a big issue for me. First season on...

This was a big issue for me.

First season on clipless? Never ate it once. Second? Fell three times the first month the weather was nice enough to ride.

What did it turn out to be? My first...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,362
Posted By Smokehouse

I spent my first road riding summer on a rather...

I spent my first road riding summer on a rather costly, borrowed Specialzed Roubaix. He was running SPD pedals and even lent me a pair of shoes. I did two rides with them and decided I needed to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-15, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,134
Posted By Smokehouse

This here. When I was heavy, I used a CPAP....

This here.

When I was heavy, I used a CPAP. When I lost 100 lbs I figured I didn't need it anymore. Season of 2013...I had a great summer but come fall, the bottom fell out completely. I could...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-15, 08:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,416
Posted By Smokehouse

You know...great point...never thought of that...

You know...great point...never thought of that part. Can you front shift at all with an oval chaining set? Seems like it would be horrible to attempt to set that up.

On topic...

One fact that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-15, 08:16 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,416
Posted By Smokehouse

This is not really addressing the question... ...

This is not really addressing the question...

...but I'd love to ride a setup with a set just to see for myself...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-15, 09:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,689
Posted By Smokehouse

I'm all over the place...I put high quality stuff...

I'm all over the place...I put high quality stuff where I *think* I need it...although I may not always be right (LOL)...

There have been some "upgrades" I've made where I instantly notice the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-15, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By Smokehouse

Yeah...a magnet would not only make a distinct...

Yeah...a magnet would not only make a distinct "click-click-click-click" sound while riding...it wouldn't make a smooth grind either.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By Smokehouse

Try putting something sticky/greasy/whatever on...

Try putting something sticky/greasy/whatever on that spot and go for a short ride. Ride as you normally would and then have a look. See if it rubs off on the wheel somewhere. (obviously clean it off...
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