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04-02-12, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,197
Posted By daxr

If you've ever been to Detroit, think about the...

If you've ever been to Detroit, think about the car museums run by the manufacturers there. Its more normal than not, I think, for companies to preserve their heritage and history as a way of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-12, 11:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,434
Posted By daxr

I figure there's about 4 different positions I...

I figure there's about 4 different positions I usually ride in - on the tops of the bars, on the hoods, forward on the knobs (shimano), and in the drops. I don't use the tops of the bars much, except...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-12, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,516
Posted By daxr

One thing I did - as I started cycling years ago...

One thing I did - as I started cycling years ago when my knees were in bad shape - was to use regular platform pedals on my commuter. That way there was no stress on my knees, I could put my foot...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-12, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By daxr

I've put 30k on my bikes in the last 3 years, and...

I've put 30k on my bikes in the last 3 years, and done a few races, wearing a $20 bell slant helmet. It looks ok, does the job, and is comfortable enough that I haven't really though about upgrading...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-12, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By daxr

Two rules of New Carbon Wheelset ownership discovered:

1) When you are an owner of New Carbon Wheels, anything you drop within 5 feet of your wheels will bounce toward the wheels, and make a disturbing "clunk" as it strikes its target.

2) When you are...
02-16-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,863
Posted By daxr

I used to mix up Accelerade 4:1 - the one with...

I used to mix up Accelerade 4:1 - the one with the carbohydrate/protein mixture. I was very fond of that, but I ride every day and it gets pretty expensive...so I switched to Gatorade, which was very...
02-15-12, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By daxr

my derp - I should have remembered that from...

my derp - I should have remembered that from biology.
02-15-12, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By daxr

"Basically" the same is true, but red blood cells...

"Basically" the same is true, but red blood cells have DNA. There are other minor differences too - fluorescent-activated cell sorting looks at markers on the surfaces of the cells, and quickly...
02-14-12, 12:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,249
Posted By daxr

I don't think a philosophy based on truth and...

I don't think a philosophy based on truth and honesty is a good fit for a sports fan, and certainly it isn't a good fit for a competitor. Its not hard to enjoy the sport and appreciate the history...
02-10-12, 10:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,550
Posted By daxr

I think one of the great problems they have is...

I think one of the great problems they have is the complete lack of any sense of proportion to the rulings, and the complete lack of flexibility to their application.

One way or another, over and...
02-09-12, 09:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,550
Posted By daxr

...but anyway, thinking about Ullrich, regardless...

...but anyway, thinking about Ullrich, regardless of the ruling he was always one to make a great race. I didn't see the Tour he won, but 2003 is my all-time favorite - the closest thing to a...
02-09-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,550
Posted By daxr

Stimulants that did very little for you? You're...

Stimulants that did very little for you? You're aware that the methamphetamines of today were popularized for military use during WWII, and spread into sporting use shortly thereafter. The difficulty...
02-09-12, 12:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,178
Posted By daxr

The CAS pretty much ruled out blood transfusion...

The CAS pretty much ruled out blood transfusion as the source of the clenbutyrol, and didn't go anywhere with the plasticizer levels. The same guy who made that claim was pretty much discredited on a...
02-08-12, 11:10 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,131
Posted By daxr

Google "drinking water pharmaceutical...

Google "drinking water pharmaceutical contamination" - and that's just water. Probably we've all consumed (and store in our tissues) all sorts of things we never suspected. Of course, vanishingly...
02-08-12, 09:56 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,131
Posted By daxr

...I suppose this is an argument that'll go on...

...I suppose this is an argument that'll go on forever, largely because of the leaks along the way that turned out to be mostly misinformation. But anyway, if you read the report (...
02-07-12, 07:23 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,131
Posted By daxr

Autologous blood doping would make the most...

Autologous blood doping would make the most sense, and was what I thought likely from the beginning, but reading the CAS report - the experts say no. Based on Contador's biological passport record...
02-07-12, 06:13 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,131
Posted By daxr

Again. lacking any sensible explanation, one can...

Again. lacking any sensible explanation, one can only fall back on the letter of a faulty rule and say "it doesn't matter". I had hoped they would use the extra time to come up with something...
02-07-12, 05:34 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,131
Posted By daxr

As simple as you try to make it, the case doesn't...

As simple as you try to make it, the case doesn't really satisfy questions. Why would Contador intentionally have a uselessly small amount of clenbutyrol in his system? CAS doesn't have a theory, and...
02-07-12, 10:11 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,131
Posted By daxr

Yes, they said the contaminated beef was...

Yes, they said the contaminated beef was unlikely, but also that the accidental introduction during autologous blood doping was equally unlikely. So they had no good theory of where the uselessly...
02-07-12, 10:01 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,131
Posted By daxr

The main point that I'm not missing is that this...

The main point that I'm not missing is that this was the primary theory from the beginning, and the one that CAS, after 18 months of whatever kind of studying they did do, concluded was unlikely. I...
02-06-12, 11:29 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,131
Posted By daxr

I had hoped that they were using the extra time...

I had hoped that they were using the extra time to work up a new way to apply the rules, or something that took the arbitrariness out of potentially career-ending happenstance. The fact is that we...
02-01-12, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By daxr

If you look a the "body burden" of chemicals and...

If you look a the "body burden" of chemicals and toxins we all carry around, its harder to say there are no grey ares:
07-30-11, 08:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
Posted By daxr

It was a good race, but not the best ever, I'd...

It was a good race, but not the best ever, I'd say.

High points were Cav getting beaten fair and square, more than once, and then his comeback and taking the green jersey. Garmin's success, Thor's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-11, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By daxr

There's lots of good information upthread, and...

There's lots of good information upthread, and the library is good too.

I lifted every winter years ago when I was racing, and I lifted this winter too. Probably the greatest benefit is core work...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-11, 12:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,666
Posted By daxr

Went from a Bontrager Inform Rl, which was nice...

Went from a Bontrager Inform Rl, which was nice but in a low aero position pinched a nerve on one inner thigh

to a Toupe, which was just uncomfortable - like too hard of an edge to it

to an...
02-24-11, 09:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,822
Posted By daxr

That's very true. Thinking of the "accuracy in...

That's very true. Thinking of the "accuracy in measurement" concept, there is no way to absolutely determine a zero-contaminants state.
02-19-11, 01:13 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,822
Posted By daxr

Well, I guess I don't get it either, as there was...

Well, I guess I don't get it either, as there was apparently a prosecution (or whatever that particular court calls it), and a defense, and a judge, and a consideration of all evidence. I wasn't...
02-18-11, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By daxr

2003 TdF. It was an awesome edge-of-the-seat...

2003 TdF. It was an awesome edge-of-the-seat battle until the epic final time trial in the rain. I enjoyed watching Lance show some vulnerability, and his rival's battling strength, and it was all...
02-18-11, 11:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,822
Posted By daxr

Its not hard to find dissenting opinion -...

Its not hard to find dissenting opinion - http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/contadors-meat-contamination-more-than-possible-says-spanish-agricultural-association - an article interviewing someone...
02-17-11, 06:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,822
Posted By daxr

Personally, I believe him. I haven't followed...

Personally, I believe him. I haven't followed much of it in the news at all, but I did watch an interview where he claimed innocence. He sounded sincere to me, and contaminated meat is actually very...
Forum: Commuting
12-26-10, 01:34 AM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 43,493
Posted By daxr

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-10, 07:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,172
Posted By daxr

Great movie - I'd love to have just the...

Great movie - I'd love to have just the soundtrack. The cinematography and editing are all top-notch.

My only minor complaint is that it is from Columbia HTC's perspective, at the expense of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-10, 03:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,654
Posted By daxr

Been four weeks with snow on the ground now, and...

Been four weeks with snow on the ground now, and I commute by bike and ride every day one way or another. I can't really get enough road miles in through, as there's plenty of road that's just not...
11-29-10, 12:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,951
Posted By daxr

That's definitely what I have found. I'm lucky...

That's definitely what I have found. I'm lucky enough to have a MUP for the majority of my commute, and there's never enough traffic on it to pack the snow down to ice. It gets pretty rutted and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,576
Posted By daxr

...the trainer harder than the road? I suppose it...

...the trainer harder than the road? I suppose it depends on what trainer and how you train on the road.

I have a CycleOps mag trainer myself, and find that on the hardest setting it is still a...
11-21-10, 10:22 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,959
Posted By daxr

For the most part, I have no clue what most...

For the most part, I have no clue what most people are talking about when they say something or someone is left-wing or right-wing. I am pretty well educated, but there seems to be no consistency...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-10, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,325
Posted By daxr

120-140 isn't particularly hot. Think of the...

120-140 isn't particularly hot. Think of the inside of a closed car in the summer sun, or the temperature of the pavement or sand in full sun - it gets that hot easily. Any clothing and kit should be...
11-13-10, 12:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,461
Posted By daxr

My take on squats is they put way more stress on...

My take on squats is they put way more stress on the knees and lower back than is likely to be useful...better is a hack squat or incline leg press machine, where you can work at LT to failure...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-10, 11:20 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,897
Posted By daxr

A screaming red Nishiki Tri-A, with a 10 speed...

A screaming red Nishiki Tri-A, with a 10 speed shimano 600 group and Bio-pace chainrings. Back in the days of steel, it was pretty well made with nice lugwork and a good lively ride. I put tons of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-10, 11:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,563
Posted By daxr

...I should add that I'm switching from Speedplay...

...I should add that I'm switching from Speedplay to Keo's in spring. I never had any issues with how the Speedplay's worked - the float, release mechanism, walkability, etc were all fine - but...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-10, 08:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,563
Posted By daxr

On the incredible 30gm Aerolite pedals: I...

On the incredible 30gm Aerolite pedals:

I used Aerolites years ago, and the new ones seem to be a nearly identical design - just the material and shape of the clip is slightly different.

My...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-10, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 43,493
Posted By daxr

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-10, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,522
Posted By daxr

I'm 6'2" and ride a 58cm Caad7. As far as I'm...

I'm 6'2" and ride a 58cm Caad7. As far as I'm concerned it fits perfectly in the middle of the adjustment range - one 5mm spacer on the 100mm stem and a little less than average seatpost showing.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-10, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By daxr

My understanding is that's usually the result of...

My understanding is that's usually the result of strain to the hamstring. Lots of potential causes - the saddle could be a bit high, the bars could be a bit low, the saddle could be aft a bit too...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-10, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,326
Posted By daxr

I'd say just keep at it - sounds like you did...

I'd say just keep at it - sounds like you did fine. Working on long hills I always try to work on variety to not use the same muscle group the same way all the time - so in the saddle/out of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-10, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,863
Posted By daxr

I'm 6'2" with a 35" inseam. I rode a 60cm for a...

I'm 6'2" with a 35" inseam. I rode a 60cm for a long time, but after a period of adjusting my fit and trying different things, I'm on a 58cm now. I found that it was easy to get a good saddle...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,514
Posted By daxr

My route is mostly MUP, so it comes up often...

My route is mostly MUP, so it comes up often where the trail crosses the road - cars have the right of way. To avoid having them stop for me, if there is just a car or two I'll slow down before the...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-10, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By daxr

My area is simply laid out enough that I don't...

My area is simply laid out enough that I don't need maps to the different ways across town, but I do something the same on mileages.

4 miles is most direct on city roads
6 miles is nicest, using...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-10, 06:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,800
Posted By daxr

I debated the same "cheap ebay carbon vs name...

I debated the same "cheap ebay carbon vs name brand" thing a year ago, and decided I didn't want to get that deep into something that was likely to be a questionable ride, however cheap it was. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-10, 11:12 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,272
Posted By daxr

They treat their employees like crap, especially...

They treat their employees like crap, especially minorities and women. They are a multi-national corporation which siphons money out of local economies very effectively.

A dollar spent in a...
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