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04-21-13, 11:36 PM
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Posted By vandalarchitect

Thanks, felt great! Already looking forward to...

Thanks, felt great! Already looking forward to the next race.
04-20-13, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 133,837
Posted By vandalarchitect

WSU Citizens Road Race Cat 4/5 - 1st place. My...

WSU Citizens Road Race Cat 4/5 - 1st place. My first road race and second race event, the other being a TT and Hill Climb back in March.

Course is a 23.5 mile loop with two good climbs. The first...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-13, 10:34 PM
04-15-13, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,848
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Posted By vandalarchitect

I'm half tempted to just leave this as a promise...

I'm half tempted to just leave this as a promise I'll attack and you won't be able to hold my wheel, but who am I kidding? What I meant by it was if you want to hang out with me ... I'll be OTB.
04-15-13, 08:10 AM
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Posted By vandalarchitect

Nice results. I can assure everyone there is no...

Nice results. I can assure everyone there is no exaggeration when Tavish claims snow flurries and 20-30 mph winds, and most of the gravel section is straight into the headwind.



Are you...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-13, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By vandalarchitect

What about other manufacturers ... Rival? ......

What about other manufacturers ... Rival? ... Chorus?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,940
Posted By vandalarchitect

+1 Group ride today has some gravel sections...

+1

Group ride today has some gravel sections mapped out for it ... not the same though.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-13, 01:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,940
Posted By vandalarchitect

It's that time of year again ... bump

It's that time of year again ... bump
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-13, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 302,120
Posted By vandalarchitect

http://25.media.tumblr.com/9d27520c21e144e35e10e0d...

http://25.media.tumblr.com/9d27520c21e144e35e10e0de3209c9a3/tumblr_mjf1r4gVak1qduwmio1_500.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-13, 01:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By vandalarchitect

The talk was to charge a $25 tax on bicycles...

The talk was to charge a $25 tax on bicycles costing more that $500. This was included in a draft transportation package that also raised taxes for gas and cars.

I'll leave this here as well,...
03-04-13, 01:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By vandalarchitect

It gets better...

It gets better (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/03/03/washington-republican-riding-bicycles-causes-more-pollution-than-cars/). Make sure to read the first comment
03-04-13, 01:18 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 133,837
Posted By vandalarchitect

Wawawai TT and Hill Climb, Cat 5 I went for...

Wawawai TT and Hill Climb, Cat 5

I went for it and entered both events. TT was as I suspected, tailwind out and headwind back. Out was fun, back just hurt. Finished last in the cat 4/5 field...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-13, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,815
Posted By vandalarchitect

Inventory mysteriously disappeared from the team...

Inventory mysteriously disappeared from the team bus about a month ago as well. I'm sensing a conspiracy.

Joking aside, sorry you had such a bad experience.
03-02-13, 12:38 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 133,837
Posted By vandalarchitect

I take this back. Double-checked google earth and...

I take this back. Double-checked google earth and it will most likely be a tailwind out and a headwind back if the forecast is correct ... still hoping for a headwind out and a tailwind back ... or...
03-01-13, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 133,837
Posted By vandalarchitect

You aren't helping to convince me to enter my...

You aren't helping to convince me to enter my first race(s) this weekend. Forecast is calling for sub 50 degree temps with a few showers and 20mph winds. Races are a 20K TT in the morning and an 11K...
02-23-13, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By vandalarchitect

Bike Tax

I came across this on the LBS's FB page. A little surprised it wasn't being discussed here, so here we go ... a draft transportation package was rolled out that included, among more taxes for gas and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-13, 08:04 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 11,370
Posted By vandalarchitect

Looks like Vroomen.White.Design are allowing...

Looks like Vroomen.White.Design are allowing anyone to use the BBright standard (http://www.bbright.net/systemlicense.aspx) as long as you fill out some information first. Is Cervelo the only company...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-13, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By vandalarchitect

I shaved my knee in order to practice using my SE...

I shaved my knee in order to practice using my SE when I first got it ... better than cutting up your chin the first time out.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-13, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 302,120
Posted By vandalarchitect

http://24.media.tumblr.com/c6ee27ff168c21d30c4678a...

http://24.media.tumblr.com/c6ee27ff168c21d30c4678a0c4c947a5/tumblr_mgwfzqod4i1qduwmio1_500.jpg
From the top of Cloverland Grade near Lewiston, ID / Clarkston, WA. Shaded areas on the descent were a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-13, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,334
Posted By vandalarchitect

Completely agree with most of what has been said,...

Completely agree with most of what has been said, I was really just looking for a way to basically say, "I just rode the trainer for X minutes at Y mph which is apparently close to Z watts ... hmm,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-13, 12:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,334
Posted By vandalarchitect

Thanks. Just out of curiosity, where on their...

Thanks. Just out of curiosity, where on their website was that posted. I looked before posting and couldn't find anything even close to that.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-13, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,334
Posted By vandalarchitect

Trainers and Calculating Power

I know that some manufacturers have published power curves for their trainers (Kurt Kinetics comes to mind). Does this only work for fluid trainers or can magnetic trainers also give you a somewhat...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-13, 06:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,325
Posted By vandalarchitect

I caught the flu on NYE and it took me out for a...

I caught the flu on NYE and it took me out for a week. Work schedule and lack of daylight keep me from riding during the week so today was the first I was able to get out on the bike. Roads are snow...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-13, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 302,120
Posted By vandalarchitect

293263 Had to find lower elevations today to...

293263

Had to find lower elevations today to get a ride in. Too snowy higher up. Not that a little dusting has stopped me before.

293264
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 12:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,315
Posted By vandalarchitect

Love my R5 VWD Super Record.* A brief sampling I...

Love my R5 VWD Super Record.* A brief sampling I did of Cervelo owners all talked about the internal cable routing (seems like they've fixed that now) and the warranty. Warranty claims seemed to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-12, 02:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,925
Posted By vandalarchitect

Cervelo's tech presentation portion of their...

Cervelo's tech presentation portion of their website (http://cervelo.com/en_us/engineering/tech-presentations/) (see areo vs. weight) talks about the "tipping point" between aero benefit vs weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 11:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,925
Posted By vandalarchitect

I have to admit, I lean toward the R5 myself but...

I have to admit, I lean toward the R5 myself but I thought the S5 would get a little more love than this. Any Di2 fanatics want to chime in?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 09:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,925
Posted By vandalarchitect

Cervelo S5 or R5?

If you had to choose between the Cervelo S5 Team Ultegra Di2 (http://cervelo.com/en_us/bikes/2012/S5/prices-specs/) or the R5 VWD Red (http://cervelo.com/en_us/bikes/2012/R5/prices-specs/), which...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,559
Posted By vandalarchitect

Possible spoilers if you follow the link and...

Possible spoilers if you follow the link and click around, What Caused the Crash? (http://inrng.tumblr.com/post/26686415372/gorze-crash)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-12, 08:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,559
Posted By vandalarchitect

Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't last year's...

Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't last year's experiment this thread, TdF for the 41 (spoiler warning) (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/748350-TdF-for-the-41-%28spoiler-warning%29)? Seems...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-12, 02:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,041
Posted By vandalarchitect

They are trying to stealth draft. /thread

They are trying to stealth draft. /thread
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-12, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By vandalarchitect

flip/flop hub...

flip/flop hub (http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_e-f.html#flipflop)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-12, 02:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,022
Posted By vandalarchitect

Measure your chain now and I think you'll see...

Measure your chain now and I think you'll see what he ^^^ is talking about.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-12, 05:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,434
Posted By vandalarchitect

I think that is basic gist of Ian Walker's...

I think that is basic gist of Ian Walker's research on it. A disclaimer though, I don't think he ever did anything with lights, just helmets and wigs (to look like a woman, duh) and maybe clothing....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-12, 10:19 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,434
Posted By vandalarchitect

On the topic of cars giving you more room. The...

On the topic of cars giving you more room. The idea that cars give you more room if you look more competent on the bike (helmet, obeying traffic laws, etc.) has been researched and somewhat debunked....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-12, 12:14 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,976
Posted By vandalarchitect

Such is the burden of the know-it-all. Everyone...

Such is the burden of the know-it-all. Everyone will be in agreement with you at some point.
04-19-12, 12:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,118
Posted By vandalarchitect

I rode the grade (Old Spiral Highway; Lewiston,...

I rode the grade (Old Spiral Highway; Lewiston, ID) last weekend. Not part of any organized event, just a friend and myself ticking off a climb. The contours of the land really play with the wind....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-12, 10:58 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 13,386
Posted By vandalarchitect

So take someone that does the same course on a...

So take someone that does the same course on a consistent basis. They want to complete the course faster in terms of time. So far all they've done is talk about cycling on BikeForums.net and they've...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-12, 07:19 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 13,386
Posted By vandalarchitect

So one could assume (given the aero benefit they...

So one could assume (given the aero benefit they were gaining from the bars) that if they had been on the hoods or in the drops they would have been going too slow to stay upright.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-12, 11:38 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 13,386
Posted By vandalarchitect

And we still haven't cured the syndrome. Must ......

And we still haven't cured the syndrome. Must ... keep ... beating ... head ... onto ... keyboard ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-12, 08:58 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 13,386
Posted By vandalarchitect

I passed two Freds who were using aerobars today....

I passed two Freds who were using aerobars today. They were weaving all over the trail going about 10-12 mph. At least they weren't trying to draft one another.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-12, 12:01 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,976
Posted By vandalarchitect

How'd it go?

How'd it go?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-12, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By vandalarchitect

Two Brooks B-17s for less than $30!! I need to...

Two Brooks B-17s for less than $30!! I need to frequent thrift stores and garage sales more ... well, frequently.

Two bikes, two saddles ... same brand just different levels of "aggressiveness"...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-12, 11:43 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 13,386
Posted By vandalarchitect

By those numbers yes, but I'd question the price...

By those numbers yes, but I'd question the price tag on some of those things.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-12, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By vandalarchitect

You could do both, but I'd recommend clipless. I...

You could do both, but I'd recommend clipless. I don't know about those specific pedals but if it were me I'd pay a little more and go with the 105 SPD-SL pedals. I think the model number is PD-5700...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-12, 11:29 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 13,386
Posted By vandalarchitect

In case you're interested, I came across this...

In case you're interested, I came across this awhile back and just found it again. http://www.cyclingtips.com.au/2010/04/biggest-bang-for-your-buck-in-time-trial-equipment/

Looks like aerobars...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-12, 11:17 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 13,386
Posted By vandalarchitect

Given the context of the thread (ie. the OP) I...

Given the context of the thread (ie. the OP) I think Bob hit it right on the head.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-12, 11:16 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 13,386
Posted By vandalarchitect

But aerobars are still cheaper and don't require...

But aerobars are still cheaper and don't require intervals.
04-12-12, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By vandalarchitect

It might be good to define your 'area'

It might be good to define your 'area'
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-12, 10:18 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 13,386
Posted By vandalarchitect

I was in a shop today and overheard a customer...

I was in a shop today and overheard a customer tell the shop employee that they were looking for a faster road bike. I know I'm making some assumptions here but I took this to mean, a) he already had...
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