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06-30-08, 11:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 451
Posted By RelevantCycling

Death Ride Entry available

Trying here before Craigslist. Unfortunately I have a work conflict and can't make it. Shame since I feel pretty ready. My loss your gain. PM me if interested.

Aaron
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-08, 06:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,161
Posted By RelevantCycling

Flatish roads 105-110.

Flatish roads 105-110.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-08, 06:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,406
Posted By RelevantCycling

This is so funny, only because I have been taking...

This is so funny, only because I have been taking my just turned 4-year old out. She is good for about 2.5 to 3 miles. Let me correct that - I am good for about 2.5 to 3 miles. Getting her turned...
06-09-08, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By RelevantCycling

I'll echo the glad I passed sentiment. Man, that...

I'll echo the glad I passed sentiment. Man, that just doesn't sound fun. Part of what I love about road cycling is the zen state you get into. And I just can't get there on a super rough road,...
06-09-08, 10:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,370
Posted By RelevantCycling

And speaking of KOM - on my second climb to the...

And speaking of KOM - on my second climb to the summit of Diablo yesterday I had a guy blow by me going what I thought was damn fast. He looked like he was time trialing the climb, except he didn't...
06-08-08, 08:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,370
Posted By RelevantCycling

Motion based is just notoriously unreliable. I...

Motion based is just notoriously unreliable. I don't think any units do the correction in the unit itself. Barometric will just be more accurate. The smoothing all happens in the unit itself. I...
06-07-08, 07:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,370
Posted By RelevantCycling

The Garmin uses barometric pressure, generally...

The Garmin uses barometric pressure, generally the most reliable though still subject to variability. However, riding with people with other Garmin devices they seem to be pretty close to each...
06-06-08, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 703
Posted By RelevantCycling

I did Morgan Territory and Diablo last Sunday. I...

I did Morgan Territory and Diablo last Sunday. I didn't really dig the loop - Morgan is pretty but the road isn't in great shape (except for the descent which was stellar) but I didn't really like...
06-05-08, 07:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By RelevantCycling

+1 on Endurox, great stuff

+1 on Endurox, great stuff
06-04-08, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By RelevantCycling

My biggest piece of advice - relax, enjoy, have...

My biggest piece of advice - relax, enjoy, have some fun, and use the tools to add structure as you go along. You are just starting out so any amount of riding is more than where you started! Don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-08, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By RelevantCycling

that is huge. But I have to say that riding it...

that is huge. But I have to say that riding it self-supported and day of the stage (starting at 5 a.m.) adds a whole layer of...something. Pain, complexity, fear of the actual tour hunting you down...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By RelevantCycling

I concur too, but...man they are hard to mount. ...

I concur too, but...man they are hard to mount. I mean really hard. Admittedly my DuraAce rims are tough to begin with because of the higher rim wall for tubeless tires. But i can mount fresh...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-08, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By RelevantCycling

Attempting to ride every stage of the Tour...

This is...audacious.
http://www.ricksride.org/

Read the email exchange with Steve Bauer in his blog. Here is the press release:

CONTACT: Jesse Czelusta FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
06-02-08, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By RelevantCycling

Even with a granny gear that is pretty good bike...

Even with a granny gear that is pretty good bike handling. I guarantee that me trying that in my 34-25 with Look KeO's would have resulted in much hilarity for anyone behind me!

AAron
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-08, 09:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,823
Posted By RelevantCycling

I use them in chilly weather (high 30's to low...

I use them in chilly weather (high 30's to low 40's) to keep my head warmer.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-08, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,745
Posted By RelevantCycling

+1 I use it, works as CO2 backup and gets the job...

+1 I use it, works as CO2 backup and gets the job done.
06-02-08, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By RelevantCycling

72 miles and 6,574 total climbing from the Diablo...

72 miles and 6,574 total climbing from the Diablo Rock Gym in Concord. My first time climbing Diablo - nice climb. Unfortunately I can;t claim to have climbed the whole thing. I was riding up the...
05-31-08, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By RelevantCycling

Thanks! So either 70 and 7,000 or 58.3 and...

Thanks! So either 70 and 7,000 or 58.3 and 5,000! I'll find out tomorrow which is closer to my route. Probably the latter, plus the Summit.

Edit - Ah, it is 4.5 miles from junction to Summit ...
05-31-08, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By RelevantCycling

Morgan And Mt. Diablo Question

I have to be in Walnut Creek tomorrow afternoon, so planning a ride from the Diablo Rock Gym in Concord. Does anyone know the approximate distance/climbing of the Morgan Territory, through Danville,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 766
Posted By RelevantCycling

These always seem to end up going from "is this...

These always seem to end up going from "is this hilly" to 'I rode Mt. Washington"!

20/2000 is hilly. No question. I'd set the "hilly" bar lower than 100ft, probably around 75-80. For example,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-08, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 781
Posted By RelevantCycling

Yoga. Lot's of yoga. Went from could barely...

Yoga. Lot's of yoga. Went from could barely touch fingertips to toes at 43 to very flexible at 48. Plus balance about a thousand percent better and stronger in areas I didn't know I needed but...
05-22-08, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 920
Posted By RelevantCycling

175,861. I use Ascent too, and it gives me...

175,861. I use Ascent too, and it gives me weekly, monthly and annual totals for everything - distance, time in zones, etc., etc. Are you in Summary View (the top button to the right of calendar...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-08, 09:13 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,102
Posted By RelevantCycling

Two of the nastier but highly effective core...

Two of the nastier but highly effective core exercises I do:

1) Hanging from rings or blocks (also works from a pullup bar, but something that moves makes it more challenging) slowly bring legs up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-08, 08:30 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,102
Posted By RelevantCycling

I disagree with the above - cycling uses core...

I disagree with the above - cycling uses core strength but doesn't do a lot to actually develop it. You really need to work on core (not just abs) separately.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-08, 08:02 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,102
Posted By RelevantCycling

Cycling by itself - no. Cycling in conjunction...

Cycling by itself - no. Cycling in conjunction with the other things I enjoy - absolutely. I climb (outdoors, indoors, trad, sport and bouldering) and cycling is a great compliment. Climbing is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-08, 06:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,466
Posted By RelevantCycling

112 miles a few times. In a speedo. It was...

112 miles a few times. In a speedo. It was Ironman though :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-08, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By RelevantCycling

Rivendell, sheesh... Happened to me, despite...

Rivendell, sheesh...

Happened to me, despite chamois cream a few weeks ago. My mistake was driving home in my cycling shorts after a hot 115 mile ride - and not using enough chamois cream. After...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-08, 07:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 971
Posted By RelevantCycling

No pics, but 72 miles, 6,277 feet climbing, temp...

No pics, but 72 miles, 6,277 feet climbing, temp in the high 60's to low 80's. Gorgeous ride along the ridgeline in Berkeley, drop down through the redwoods, a couple of stoplights and then back to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-08, 05:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,271
Posted By RelevantCycling

I wouldn't lay any claim to being "fast" but to...

I wouldn't lay any claim to being "fast" but to show how meaningless average speed is - I rode a solo 115 a few weeks ago, with 6,092 feet of climbing, at 17.13 mph. Two weeks ago I did a solo 104...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-08, 04:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,407
Posted By RelevantCycling

With age group categories :p

With age group categories :p
05-17-08, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By RelevantCycling

I took a quick look at that training plan on...

I took a quick look at that training plan on kanbike and I have to say I don't think much of it. Too many low payoff riding days - lot's of 16 to 20 mile days. Starting out I'd suggest 4 days a...
05-17-08, 04:13 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,543
Posted By RelevantCycling

Wow, 4 pages of high passions around a simple...

Wow, 4 pages of high passions around a simple cleanse? Man, you guys need to ride more. I haven't done one, know a few pretty good athletes that have/do and swear by them. OP - just to put this in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-08, 06:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,407
Posted By RelevantCycling

Damn this thread. I have been battling it out...

Damn this thread. I have been battling it out for 2nd or 3rd on the bikewire elevation leaderboard for a couple of months. Well, battling an overstatement since I don't actually ride any...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-08, 07:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,407
Posted By RelevantCycling

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,840
Posted By RelevantCycling

Why not? :) I can live pretty much anywhere,...

Why not? :) I can live pretty much anywhere, have lived in La Jolla (grew up there), Manhattan, Manhattan Beach, Boulder, CT and Geneva (the one in CH). Dealing with the US only - I love Northern...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,090
Posted By RelevantCycling

1988 Ironman Canada. Trained like heck and was...

1988 Ironman Canada. Trained like heck and was in great shape. Unfortunately I neglected to train on the drink mix they were using, or at the concentrations they were using. Result - Finish,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By RelevantCycling

Yes. No. "the Rider" Tim Krabbe

Yes.
No.
"the Rider" Tim Krabbe
05-05-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,415
Posted By RelevantCycling

I suspect your body rebelled against the Mickey...

I suspect your body rebelled against the Mickey D's and went on strike. 25 miles, you need no food and a lighter breakfast. Geez, I rode 104 miles yesterday and had a bagel with some cream cheese...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-08, 03:12 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,141
Posted By RelevantCycling

1,831 and...just crossed the 150,000 feet climbed...

1,831 and...just crossed the 150,000 feet climbed mark. More happy about the latter than pure distance.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-08, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By RelevantCycling

thought it might help to post the two tests I did...

thought it might help to post the two tests I did last week:

1. Cycling economy - measured by doing 5 mins at 100, 150 and 200w and expressed in watts/L/min
2, Maximal test - measured by starting...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-08, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By RelevantCycling

I agree that a test giving you trainable number...

I agree that a test giving you trainable number like watts/kg and VT1 and 2 is a lot more important than knowing v02 max. How does an "LT test" protocol differ from the VO2 max test, which also...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By RelevantCycling

Yep, just did one last week - do a google maps...

Yep, just did one last week - do a google maps search for things like fitness/physiological assessment/test. It can take a bit of poking around, the regional forum might also be a good place to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-08, 07:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,233
Posted By RelevantCycling

+1 - great value. Speaking of replacing, my wife...

+1 - great value. Speaking of replacing, my wife really digs the motorcycles but she doesn't miss the bills that come along with it. That 999 above as $8,688 of mods, not counting labor. Makes...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-08, 06:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,757
Posted By RelevantCycling

Grizzly Peak Century, though ended up doing it...

Grizzly Peak Century, though ended up doing it pretty much solo. 104 miles, 9,218 feet of climbing.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-08, 06:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,233
Posted By RelevantCycling

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2142/2466973329_abf...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2142/2466973329_abfa7860b6_o.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1159/773062708_fcae1933f6_o.jpg

In answer to the OP - motorcycles are a blast, but they have slipped...
05-04-08, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By RelevantCycling

I thought it was strange no one mentioned this...

I thought it was strange no one mentioned this ride. That was the Grizzly peak Century. It starts at Campolindo High School, but I since I live on Grizzly Peak I took the car free start alternative...
05-01-08, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By RelevantCycling

This is spot on. I am flat "challenged" here and...

This is spot on. I am flat "challenged" here and need to work to get the right mix. For the year I am at 82.5 feet of climbing per mile (140,000 feet in 1,697 miles). When I want to go longer I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-08, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By RelevantCycling

Yep, I'd say you are overtrained. From the mix...

Yep, I'd say you are overtrained. From the mix you sound like a triathlete - and more than most other sports triathlons just invite overtraining. It is the mix of three sports that all generate...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-08, 03:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,257
Posted By RelevantCycling

http://nonaknits.typepad.com/nonaknits/images/proj...

http://nonaknits.typepad.com/nonaknits/images/projects/2005/socks/pom_pom_tennis.jpghttp://nonaknits.typepad.com/nonaknits/images/projects/2005/socks/pom_pom_tennis.jpg
04-30-08, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 756
Posted By RelevantCycling

My understanding is that at VT1 and VT2 are both...

My understanding is that at VT1 and VT2 are both clear deflection points on the curve. This is a learning process for me, so just looking for clarification. This is the explanation (the same one the...
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