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05-07-10, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 756
Posted By palookabutt

I used to have that problem, but now I limit...

I used to have that problem, but now I limit myself only to the most interesting matches/stages. Life's too short to spend it in front of the TV. I admit, though, it'll be a challenge to choose...
05-05-10, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By palookabutt

I think you can define a great ride with the...

I think you can define a great ride with the phrase, "I wouldn't have minded going farther". Nice report!
05-05-10, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By palookabutt

Guess we were lucky in the Fort -- nothing over...

Guess we were lucky in the Fort -- nothing over 60mph all day. My guess is Lyons has venturi effect working against it.
05-04-10, 03:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,238
Posted By palookabutt

I'll keep my accomplishments to myself, but I am...

I'll keep my accomplishments to myself, but I am amazed by some modern technology. I never dreamed I'd be able to:

1. maintain a huge music collection in a device smaller than a deck of cards
2....
05-04-10, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By palookabutt

I got caught in the hills a few years ago in...

I got caught in the hills a few years ago in ~30mph gusts. Going uphill at 14mph was fun; getting blown side-to-side with cars whooshing by a foot off my left elbow was not.

Hey ddez, maybe...
05-04-10, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By palookabutt

Over 70F and sunny, so why am I on my trainer?

Gusts up to 58.8mph (95kph) recorded at the university's weather station so far this morning. It won't surprise me to see dogs, cats or small children fly past my window today.

I guess there are...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,136
Posted By palookabutt

First, kudos and welcome to the club! :thumb: ...

First, kudos and welcome to the club! :thumb:

Yep, it sounds like you learned the hard way about nutrition on the bike. My first century was a cakewalk by comparison, but I had time to do 70-80...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-10, 05:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,198
Posted By palookabutt

Rider 2 is completely at fault. Watch where the...

Rider 2 is completely at fault. Watch where the hell you're going and you won't hit stuff.
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By palookabutt

Wow, a definite thumbs up for finishing your...

Wow, a definite thumbs up for finishing your first 100 in those conditions.:thumb:

In my experience, it's the ones who aren't used to pacelines that make you nervous. If you get a group of true...
05-02-10, 04:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,193
Posted By palookabutt

Simplest solution: ITT. They don't call it the...

Simplest solution: ITT. They don't call it the "race of truth" for nothing. 10 miles should do it.
04-30-10, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By palookabutt

That is fantastic! A good friend of mine had...

That is fantastic! A good friend of mine had heart surgery last fall and surely would have died without it. Both she and her husband have become serious about diet exercise. Between the two of...
04-29-10, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By palookabutt

That's a hell of a lot for a little guy to go...

That's a hell of a lot for a little guy to go through. Glad to hear there's a light at the end of the tunnel.
04-28-10, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By palookabutt

Sounds like a ton of fun except for your...

Sounds like a ton of fun except for your near-bonk experience. That kid needs to HTFU. :lol:

Ahh, you've got me envious now -- with one minor event under my belt, I can't wait for the first big...
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By palookabutt

+1. Kudos for taking on that kind of challenge!...

+1. Kudos for taking on that kind of challenge! :thumb:
04-26-10, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By palookabutt

I did something similar to what you describe on a...

I did something similar to what you describe on a commute home from work -- 30F, heavy rain, flooding, near-hypothermic -- but that was only 8 miles. You did a metric in those conditions? Yikes. ...
04-26-10, 12:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,424
Posted By palookabutt

I did a metric on my Hardrock and I thought that...

I did a metric on my Hardrock and I thought that was tough. A full century over Rabbit Ears? With only 4 months in your legs? You are what my friend would call a real bad-ass! :thumb:
04-26-10, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 913
Posted By palookabutt

Wow, HTFU accomplished indeed! :thumb: ...

Wow, HTFU accomplished indeed! :thumb:

That's quite a day for your first century. And only 50 miles as your longest training ride? That gives new meaning to the phrase "buns of steel"...
04-26-10, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By palookabutt

A Crosswind Means...

...never having to say "I set a new PR"! :lol:

That thought went through my mind over and over again as I did my first metric of the year this weekend. The forecast was for light winds of 10...
04-24-10, 03:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,424
Posted By palookabutt

My first was in Loveland, CO about a year after I...

My first was in Loveland, CO about a year after I switched from MTB to road. I think the route had about 4,000' feet of climbing -- relatively flat by Colorado standards. I did everything by the...
04-24-10, 02:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 913
Posted By palookabutt

Good luck -- relax and enjoy your fitness. ...

Good luck -- relax and enjoy your fitness. :thumb:
04-23-10, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By palookabutt

Argh -- didn't read your whole post. (I'll blame...

Argh -- didn't read your whole post. (I'll blame you for writing such a long one. :p)
Glad to hear the fit solved your knee problem.

Yeah, you'll have bad days every now and then. Be sure...
04-23-10, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By palookabutt

Any possibility it's a cleat fit issue? I used...

Any possibility it's a cleat fit issue? I used to have IT band issues when I ran, but on the bike the only time I've had knee pain was when my cleats were out of adjustment.

I have to say that...
04-23-10, 06:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,114
Posted By palookabutt

+1. I get flats about twice a year and I buy...

+1. I get flats about twice a year and I buy tubes by the dozen on sale. Easy peasy. On rides over 50 miles, I've always got 2 extra tubes and a patch kit with me so I'm self-sufficient and so I...
04-23-10, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By palookabutt

I think I was asleep by 9PM.

I think I was asleep by 9PM.
04-22-10, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By palookabutt

Looks like a great ride and superb weather! ...

Looks like a great ride and superb weather! 7700' of climbing is nothing to sniff at, even by our "lofty" Colorado standards. :rolleyes:

My first metric is this weekend. Looks like <50F and...
04-20-10, 02:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 843
Posted By palookabutt

I'm going with "old fart", "coot", "geezer",...

I'm going with "old fart", "coot", "geezer", "codger", "curmudgeon" or "fogey", with "cantankerous" thrown in for good measure (or "raving" to scare the little ones).
04-20-10, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By palookabutt

It occurred to me today while I was doing hill...

It occurred to me today while I was doing hill intervals: if you wanted to mimic that effort on a weight machine (or free weights), you'd choose an appropriate weight and do 5 sets of 300 reps on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-10, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,264
Posted By palookabutt

Did a short mellow ride in the sunshine...

Did a short mellow ride in the sunshine yesterday. Ran across an older couple who were standing at the side of the road waving to all the cyclists. They were asking the cyclists who ride their road...
04-19-10, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By palookabutt

I don't recall experiencing cramps during a short...

I don't recall experiencing cramps during a short workout under 3 hours regardless of intensity, but on longer rides I am likely to get them, especially as I ramp up my intensity for summer. This...
04-16-10, 09:28 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 12,512
Posted By palookabutt

I dunno what counts. I hate training in weather...

I dunno what counts. I hate training in weather that requires tights, arm warmers, wind breaker or rain gear, so does it count if I go out in windy, rainy, 40F weather to do ~2 hours of ITT...
04-15-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 523
Posted By palookabutt

Page 32 -- whew! Works out to about 20 miles per...

Page 32 -- whew! Works out to about 20 miles per post.

I hear some pros get over 100 miles per post...
Replies: 23
Views: 4,073
Posted By palookabutt

In theory, yes. But in some popular triathlons...

In theory, yes. But in some popular triathlons the bike leg can be one big mass of people jostling for position, especially if roads are open to traffic. And yes, it gets interesting. :rolleyes:
04-13-10, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By palookabutt

Yeah, sorry, didn't take my camera. You'll just...

Yeah, sorry, didn't take my camera. You'll just have to imagine it from my poetic prose. :lol:
04-13-10, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By palookabutt

As far as I know, the cause of cramping is...

As far as I know, the cause of cramping is largely unknown, though it's said that electrolytes and fluids help. I usually experience it on warm days after extended hard efforts, especially on the...
04-12-10, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By palookabutt

Perfect ride, 50+ style

Yesterday was the first really nice spring day for us: 70F, sunny and nothing on my schedule except 4 hours on the bike. I even got to use sunscreen.

Could it get any better?

I spent two hours...
04-12-10, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,257
Posted By palookabutt

As Weak Link (and others) have implied, it's...

As Weak Link (and others) have implied, it's common to find yourself going a little slower in early spring than you remember going last summer/fall. If you read articles/threads on training with...
04-10-10, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By palookabutt

Yeah, that can get pretty dicey. High winds are...

Yeah, that can get pretty dicey. High winds are an interesting challenge up to a point, but throw in gusts and you're just asking for trouble. Glad you made it home safely.
04-06-10, 10:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,784
Posted By palookabutt

Yup. Great video. Only complaint: it shoulda...

Yup. Great video. Only complaint: it shoulda been longer! :p
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By palookabutt

I didn't sign up for this year, I was thinking...

I didn't sign up for this year, I was thinking ahead toward next year. That'll give me time to spend some quality time on my MTB.

Elevation will be a factor even though I live at ~5,000'. The...
04-04-10, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By palookabutt

Was there a lot of up/down hill? I take a...

Was there a lot of up/down hill? I take a ~2-hour hike or walk just about every weekend. Normally I feel it in the calves most, though some serious hills will give the quads and glutes a workout.
...
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By palookabutt

Leadville 100 Times

Has anyone on this forum done the Leadville 100? I'm trying to gage my chances of finishing in under 12 hours (yes, I want the silly belt buckle... ;)) given that I did the Triple Bypass (120...
04-03-10, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By palookabutt

Don't forget good wrap-around dust protection. ...

Don't forget good wrap-around dust protection. Thanks to some skinny lenses I once picked up a tiny metal fragment in my eye on a windy ride and had to spend some quality time at the eye doctor. I...
03-31-10, 12:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,030
Posted By palookabutt

That agrees with my (completely unscientific)...

That agrees with my (completely unscientific) personal experience. It also explains why I see people doing TT intervals at such low cadences (despite some articles I've read that advocate a high...
03-31-10, 11:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,016
Posted By palookabutt

+1. Seems your folks and mine were drinking from...

+1. Seems your folks and mine were drinking from the same fountain in the summer of '59... :thumb:
03-30-10, 04:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,298
Posted By palookabutt

It depends on the grade, visibility, road...

It depends on the grade, visibility, road surface, curves. I can think of a hill with a 3-4% gradient, no curves, good visibility and decent surface where I consitently get as aero as I can to eke...
03-27-10, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By palookabutt

Many of the problem drivers around here would...

Many of the problem drivers around here would take it as a challenge to their frail egos and see how close they could get to hitting me with a side-mirror.
03-27-10, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By palookabutt

So for us cyclists it would be a matter of...

So for us cyclists it would be a matter of carrying a lighter and packing a few burritos in the jersey...


(c'mon, someone was going to say it) :lol:
Forum: Foo
03-27-10, 01:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By palookabutt

+1. I support the organization but I don't...

+1.

I support the organization but I don't care for the cookies (heresy, I know).:eek:
03-27-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,457
Posted By palookabutt

Yep, I know only too well which parks have...

Yep, I know only too well which parks have year-round loos and which ones are locked all winter.

At some parks near my house there are Port-O-Lets that remains open all winter, but I'm not certain...
03-27-10, 09:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,457
Posted By palookabutt

I have sympathy for your situation, but cannot...

I have sympathy for your situation, but cannot imagine that any kind of absorbant undergarment would help much on a bike (though I have no experience with them). As someone else mentioned, chafing...
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