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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,202
Posted By kyriefurro

Ya know, this is just a hunch, but I suspect that...

Ya know, this is just a hunch, but I suspect that after NINE FRIGGEN MONTHS that OP has either healed up and forgotten about it, or he's dead.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-09, 03:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,984
Posted By kyriefurro

The whole point of putting the cushion in the...

The whole point of putting the cushion in the shorts is so that the cushion will move with you. That's not possible if the cushion's tacked to the saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,308
Posted By kyriefurro

Brick and mortar stores have credit card fees,...

Brick and mortar stores have credit card fees, which easily match if not exceed the fees charged by eBay or PayPal.



Maitaining a bunch of boxes stacked up in a warehouse is much, much cheaper...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By kyriefurro

Performance *is* one of my local bike stores...

Performance *is* one of my local bike stores :lol: (Although I refuse to go in there. I've seen flea markets that were cleaner, more organized, and offered a better selection of in-stock items lol.)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,130
Posted By kyriefurro

For the only reason that matters....because I...

For the only reason that matters....because I want to :D.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By kyriefurro

Get a summer weight wicking cap, like something...

Get a summer weight wicking cap, like something from Headsweats. I originally bought the first one to help keep sweat out of my eyes. After I found out how much cooler it keeps my head, I bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-09, 04:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,614
Posted By kyriefurro

You use soap?!?! :innocent:

You use soap?!?! :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-09, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,379
Posted By kyriefurro

I would test the '08 as well. Specialized did a...

I would test the '08 as well. Specialized did a pretty big redesign on the lower priced Roubaix bikes for '09. Despite sharing the same model name, they're really two different bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-09, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,566
Posted By kyriefurro

What pedals are you using? Speedplays?

What pedals are you using? Speedplays?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-09, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By kyriefurro

Those are the ones I'm talking about. FWIW, I'm...

Those are the ones I'm talking about. FWIW, I'm 5'7", 195 lbs, 35 waist, 30 inseam, and I wear the mediums. Also the inseams on the bibs run a touch longer than spec. They come all the way down to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-09, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By kyriefurro

+1 on the Sugoi. I'm actually about the same...

+1 on the Sugoi. I'm actually about the same size/proportions as OP and I've got two pair of the Sugoi RS bibs. They're worth every penny of the $160 I paid for them.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,084
Posted By kyriefurro

It was probably something made by a company...

It was probably something made by a company called Head Sweats. They seem to make a lot of house branded head gear. I picked up one of their skull caps made of CoolMax a few weeks ago at my LBS and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By kyriefurro

Personally, the first stop I'd make is a...

Personally, the first stop I'd make is a chiropractor. This could easily be something as simple as a pinched nerve and if that's the case, a couple of adjustments will solve your problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By kyriefurro

The sign on the wall at my LBS says $10, but they...

The sign on the wall at my LBS says $10, but they did it for free. Took the guy all of three minutes. Of course I am one of their more regular customers....and they *did* charge me $7 for swapping...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-09, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By kyriefurro

Depends on the hill. Depends on the rider. The...

Depends on the hill. Depends on the rider. The technique that gets you up the hill the fastest, without blowing up, is the best one for you. Some (most, it seems) people spin up them. And some of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,407
Posted By kyriefurro

Ya know, I've always sort of assumed that the...

Ya know, I've always sort of assumed that the level of service I get at my favorite LBS would be pretty standard for most bike shops. But I keep seeing posts like this and I'm finally starting to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,015
Posted By kyriefurro

It almost can't be. Most video runs around 24-30...

It almost can't be. Most video runs around 24-30 frames per second (not sure what high-def runs at, but I'm guessing it's faster). That means you'd be missing pedal stroke between each frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-09, 10:14 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,332
Posted By kyriefurro

lol In fairness, I should acknowledge that...

lol

In fairness, I should acknowledge that you gave me the solution to my dilemma a few post back and for some reason it didn't sink in for a while. So thank for pointing me in the right...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-09, 10:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,332
Posted By kyriefurro

Hmmmm. The more and more I think about it, I...

Hmmmm. The more and more I think about it, I really think this is the right way to go - a platypus in the jersey, water in one bottle, and Perpetuem or SE in the other; with little baggies of dry...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-09, 09:54 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,332
Posted By kyriefurro

So, I've read this four times now, and as best I...

So, I've read this four times now, and as best I can tell, you used a whole lot of words to tell me I need to carry enough water for the ride? :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,332
Posted By kyriefurro

Ya know, alternately, I could just go get a...

Ya know, alternately, I could just go get a couple of the 1 liter Platypi (platypusses?). They'd be a lot less bulky in a jersey pocket than a hard sided water bottle would be.

Sheesh! Sometimes...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,332
Posted By kyriefurro

What I'm trying to accomplish is to figure a way...

What I'm trying to accomplish is to figure a way to carry the Perpetuem - in usable form - without loosing my second bottle of water. Ideally, I'd like to be able to go for a couple of hours before...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-09, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,582
Posted By kyriefurro

NO ONE can surpass his post count ;).

NO ONE can surpass his post count ;).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-09, 10:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,489
Posted By kyriefurro

This is not entirely correct. If the "intent" to...

This is not entirely correct. If the "intent" to file includes retaining an attorney, then both US Bankruptcy law and the Fair Debt Collection Act stipulate that any and all contact must go through...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-09, 09:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,668
Posted By kyriefurro

I suppose if I rode my bike bare @ssed naked I'd...

I suppose if I rode my bike bare @ssed naked I'd be concerned with how breathable my saddle was. But since I ride with a nice layer of fabric between my butt and my saddle - a layer that both...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,690
Posted By kyriefurro

Heh. I love Primal Wear jerseys. They're long...

Heh. I love Primal Wear jerseys. They're long enough to fit over my gut, unlike PI's. They breathe and wick well. And they don't look anything like traditional racing jerseys - a big plus IMO. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-09, 06:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,631
Posted By kyriefurro

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:That's one helluva...

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:That's one helluva photoshop. It must have taken hours. Did you do it, or someone else?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-09, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By kyriefurro

The two are not mutually exclusive ;).

The two are not mutually exclusive ;).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-09, 05:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,218
Posted By kyriefurro

Is it the drop bars you don't like, or the...

Is it the drop bars you don't like, or the aggressive road bike posture? If it's the posture, there are a number of relaxed geometry road bikes out there that will allow a more upright posture while...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,489
Posted By kyriefurro

Depends on the type of bankruptcy. If it's full...

Depends on the type of bankruptcy. If it's full Chpt. 7, then he has absolutely ZERO motivation to do anything whatsoever for his former customers. The business is closed. Anything that was on order...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-09, 03:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,332
Posted By kyriefurro

Yeah, that why I wanted to pick them up at the...

Yeah, that why I wanted to pick them up at the store vs. ordering them online so I could get a look at them. It's the same size opening as a standard flask. A small baby bottle scrubber should fit,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,332
Posted By kyriefurro

The same way I do my gel flasks - baby bottle...

The same way I do my gel flasks - baby bottle scrubber.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-09, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,048
Posted By kyriefurro

Or you could do like I do and get up half an hour...

Or you could do like I do and get up half an hour earlier. That way you have 30 extra minutes to get ready. You don't have to rush so much and you can still be 10 minutes late getting out the door...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-09, 02:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,332
Posted By kyriefurro

More like 4-5 hours for me :eek: I don't think...

More like 4-5 hours for me :eek: I don't think I've ever met anyone else who sweats as heavily as I do. Although I'm thinking (or maybe hoping) it won't be so bad once I loose another 20 lbs or so....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,332
Posted By kyriefurro

I suffer from a real bad case of Boy-Scout-itis. ...

I suffer from a real bad case of Boy-Scout-itis. "Be prepared" tends to mean bringing everything but the kitchen sink. It's taken a lot of work to retrain myself for heading out on bike rides. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-09, 11:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,466
Posted By kyriefurro

Sounds like those are the same wheels they used...

Sounds like those are the same wheels they used on the Roubaix Elite. Listed weights for the stock wheels on my Roubaix varied by web site, but it looks like they run anywhere from 2400-2800g for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-09, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,466
Posted By kyriefurro

If they're stock wheels on a lower-end bike like...

If they're stock wheels on a lower-end bike like mine they're heavy as hell. I swear that the Mavic CXP-22's that came on my ride must have had lead rim tape or something. I switch to a cheap pair...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-09, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 499
Posted By kyriefurro

Oh, I know it is. There's a reason that all the...

Oh, I know it is. There's a reason that all the other centuries I'm gonna do this year will be out of state :D. Maybe next year I can play in the mountains with all the big kids ;).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 499
Posted By kyriefurro

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2: Ain't that...

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:

Ain't that the truth.

I did my first metric century down at Elephant Rock two Sundays ago. After fighting my way up some of the climbs on that course, the little...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-09, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 499
Posted By kyriefurro

And nobody ever waves :roflmao2:

And nobody ever waves :roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-09, 03:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,783
Posted By kyriefurro

Ya know, considering how many times I've seen a...

Ya know, considering how many times I've seen a thread started with that sentence, I'm beginning to seriously rethink my long-term plans of ever wanting to ride on that hill lol.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-09, 02:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,332
Posted By kyriefurro

Try an entire flask of gel :D. I bought a...

Try an entire flask of gel :D.

I bought a cheap no-name plastic flask thinking it would work just as well as the official Hammer flasks. On my ride Saturday, I reached back for my flask only to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-09, 12:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,332
Posted By kyriefurro

That sounds like a nice ride, although I'd...

That sounds like a nice ride, although I'd probably drive at least part way. It'd have to map it, but I'm guessing I'm looking at 25-30 miles just to get to Morrison.

I'm actually so far out...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-09, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 499
Posted By kyriefurro

It's a false flat with slight incline most of the...

It's a false flat with slight incline most of the way, AND there's almost always at least a bit of a headwind coming off the reservoir. FWIW, I usually loose 3-4 mph on the way back too, but it seems...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-09, 12:11 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,332
Posted By kyriefurro

Naw. Been living here 25 years now. I suspect...

Naw. Been living here 25 years now. I suspect that the "humidity" we've been experiencing is actually making things worse since the sweat doesn't dry as fast, making me hotter, making me sweat even...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,332
Posted By kyriefurro

Yay! Another great suggestion in the "it should...

Yay! Another great suggestion in the "it should be obvious but I'm too dumb to think of it" category :D. Since I'm so slow, I have a tendency to keep my breaks as short as absolutely possible. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-09, 11:34 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,332
Posted By kyriefurro

Thanks for all the input. Based on some of the...

Thanks for all the input. Based on some of the replies, some clarification might be in order :D.....

1) I'm slow. A 60-70 mile ride will take me 4-5 hours, depending on how much climbing there...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-09, 09:51 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,332
Posted By kyriefurro

Perpetuem + Heed + Water = Too many bottles?

So, I'm wanting to go out for a longish ride (60-70 miles) in the country, and it's 30 miles between me and the next town. It's hot. It's arid. And I sweat like a horse when I ride. So I need at...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By kyriefurro

Pretty normal. I spent a couple of seasons...

Pretty normal. I spent a couple of seasons shooting youth football for a team that a coworker coached - more for my own practice than for the team. I averaged probably 600 shots per game, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,489
Posted By kyriefurro

Fixed it :D. Based of what I've seen on the...

Fixed it :D.

Based of what I've seen on the forums, Mr. Garcia is rather notorious of late for being rather slow to return phone calls and email. He gets the job done, but seems to take his own...
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