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Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,321
Posted By VegasJen

OK, I won't take offense to your presumption that...

OK, I won't take offense to your presumption that I'm an idiot and we'll just address the point. Even if I "learned to shift" and even if I spent time and effort on "bike set up and maintenance" and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,321
Posted By VegasJen

Clipping in [Flame suit on]

I got derided in another thread for my opinion about *some riders* decision to use clip-in shoes and pedals. Without reviving that thread, I said I thought there are *some riders* who buy into...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 01:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,752
Posted By VegasJen

I've been keeping my eyes open for a decent used...

I've been keeping my eyes open for a decent used tri bike, but couple barriers right now. First, I'm an unemployed student so cash is tight. Second, where I live is kind of a desert (no pun...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By VegasJen

No. Do not buy lottery tickets. You have...

No. Do not buy lottery tickets. You have already used up your luck for this lifetime.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,528
Posted By VegasJen

A couple days ago I was riding "sprints" in my...

A couple days ago I was riding "sprints" in my neighborhood. I would ride up one way at speed, then back the other in recovery. As I was finishing one recovery, I passed a bicyclist going the...
08-22-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,381
Posted By VegasJen

Pick up your trash!

First off, I seriously doubt I'm talking to anybody here. On the off chance I am, then fix yourself. If you know somebody who does this, then I suggest you invite them to find new friends.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,693
Posted By VegasJen

I just glanced over a lot of the replies and see...

I just glanced over a lot of the replies and see a lot of responses advising fit yet the OP stated he has had his bike professionally fitted. So the OP wants to work on back exercises. OK. Nothing...
08-14-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,265
Posted By VegasJen

No doubt. I'm the oldest one in my class, but...

No doubt. I'm the oldest one in my class, but there are a couple that aren't too far behind me. Almost everybody else is young enough to be my child. Don't know how it was when you went through,...
08-13-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 955
Posted By VegasJen

Ride distances

I know we have a lot of dedicated riders here. Some of us go hard and heavy, some of us slow and steady, some of us just do whatever it is we can do. But I'm curious to know what's a "good" ride...
08-12-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,265
Posted By VegasJen

Thanks for the primer. I'll look into the...

Thanks for the primer. I'll look into the tool(s) for such maintenance. I never really gave much thought to gears wearing out before. Never really had a bike long enough, or put enough miles on...
08-11-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,265
Posted By VegasJen

Thanks for the help so far guys. The good thing...

Thanks for the help so far guys. The good thing is that this is not my only bike, so I'm not dead in the water here.
I do. Mostly because there always seems to be more projects than money. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 887
Posted By VegasJen

Will check out. I don't do a lot of core...

Will check out.

I don't do a lot of core exercise, I guess I should incorporate more into my routine. Generally the exercises I do that involve the core is I swim twice a week and once a week I'll...
08-05-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By VegasJen

Dude, sure I lock my bike up. I leave it on my...

Dude, sure I lock my bike up. I leave it on my rack all the time. But I'm not afraid it's going to get stolen while I run in to pay for gas. JHC, man. Pick nits somewhere else.
08-04-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By VegasJen

I'm am in the desert. Thanks for the tip on...

I'm am in the desert. Thanks for the tip on Pledge.

Indeed it has been dry this year, even by desert standards. I think we got more rain in the last week than the entire preceding year. (BTW, I'm...
Forum: Triathlon
08-04-22, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,475
Posted By VegasJen

I just did a sprint in Long Beach a couple weeks...

I just did a sprint in Long Beach a couple weeks back. I've spent a lot of time (relatively speaking) in the pool this summer and it absolutely paid off. It was just a sprint, but my swim time was...
07-31-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,662
Posted By VegasJen

Wait, what?

Wait, what?
07-31-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,662
Posted By VegasJen

Thanks for that. The only bib I'm used to is the...

Thanks for that. The only bib I'm used to is the number bib I pin to my shirt for running/triathlon events.
07-24-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,900
Posted By VegasJen

I often ride on the shoulder of a busy highway. ...

I often ride on the shoulder of a busy highway. I wave kind of as an acknowledgement so they know I'm out there considering they're likely to be the first on scene if anything bad happens.
07-23-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By VegasJen

Who wants to critique my bike fit?

I've set this bike up as best I can personally. I never really read anything or watched any videos about bike fit until recently, and I certainly never got fitted by a professional. Not that I was...
07-19-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 348,750
Posted By VegasJen

30.5 miles in just about 1:45.

30.5 miles in just about 1:45.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 12:37 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,465
Posted By VegasJen

I'll have to check into Las Vegas Tri, but the...

I'll have to check into Las Vegas Tri, but the problem is I don't actually live in Vegas anymore. I'm still close, about 50 miles away, so I do drive in from time to time. But it's not like it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,465
Posted By VegasJen

Power, I have. One thing is pretty evident, I'm...

Power, I have. One thing is pretty evident, I'm no stick. But the flip side of that is I'm about as aerodynamic as a brick. If the speed is about equipment, then $$$ is my limiting factor. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,465
Posted By VegasJen

Just got my picture package. Actual "race" photo...

Just got my picture package. Actual "race" photo on the bike. Form?
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,465
Posted By VegasJen

Similar story here. I was strongest in my 20s,...

Similar story here. I was strongest in my 20s, while I was in the military. Did a lot of physical stuff outside of organized PT. Ran and rode a lot, especially in Okinawa. When I got out, my goal...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,465
Posted By VegasJen

Ya, 1:09 is boogeying. My overall time was about...

Ya, 1:09 is boogeying. My overall time was about 1:45. But a 23mph pace, even for such a short course, is flat flying. Oh, how I wish I could be 27 again.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,465
Posted By VegasJen

Just as a point of reference, this is the bike I...

Just as a point of reference, this is the bike I use for triathlons. It's a 49cm Specialized Roubiax. Someone is probably going to ask what year but I have no idea. I bought it used. Best guess,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,465
Posted By VegasJen

I was in the Marine Corps. They pretty much beat...

I was in the Marine Corps. They pretty much beat all the quit out of me. I'll check out that thread. Sounds like an OT kind of thing.

Man, you ain't kidding! I chose poorly. :lol: The only other...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,465
Posted By VegasJen

I don't know about that. The goal of 20mph pace...

I don't know about that. The goal of 20mph pace is kind of an arbitrary figure. I just used it because it was a round number. I'm working within the factors of age, strength and build. I'm not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,465
Posted By VegasJen

I'm pretty happy with it overall. This was my...

I'm pretty happy with it overall. This was my fifth tri and that's my fastest pace so far. Not by a lot, but still fastest. And it was mostly flat. The course was two laps that included a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,465
Posted By VegasJen

18mph pace

Did a sprint triathlon in Long Beach this morning. 12.28 mile course in 40:45 = 18mph pace. My goal has been to break 20mph on a timed circuit. I was saving a little bit for the run, but not that...
07-12-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,161
Posted By VegasJen

What is this "rain" of which you speak? :foo: ...

What is this "rain" of which you speak? :foo:

Those are very similar to the pedals I put on my bikes. I prefer the Venzo brand, mainly because they're budget friendly and NOT Chineseium.

These...
07-10-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,161
Posted By VegasJen

To each their own. :beer:

To each their own. :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,752
Posted By VegasJen

Glad I could help I guess. :lol:

Glad I could help I guess. :lol:
07-08-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,954
Posted By VegasJen

Thank you for that. I have been wracking my...

Thank you for that. I have been wracking my brain trying to come up with what that might stand for.
07-08-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,954
Posted By VegasJen

Can someone please tell me what the hell a "MUP"...

Can someone please tell me what the hell a "MUP" is?
You bring up an interesting point, the height difference. I'm 5'4" but I'm pretty strong. I like riding because it's a good way to convert...
07-07-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,954
Posted By VegasJen

I am far from an expert in such matters but I've...

I am far from an expert in such matters but I've always believed in the right tool for the job. If you want to hang with the road bikers, then get a road bike. If you're still slow, then you've...
07-07-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,707
Posted By VegasJen

Holy crap! Do you need a trailer for all your...

Holy crap! Do you need a trailer for all your spare parts?
07-05-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,707
Posted By VegasJen

Thanks for the clarification. I get what you're...

Thanks for the clarification. I get what you're doing with the twine now.

As for patches, I've had garbage luck with any patches I try on the side of the road. However, I do have very good luck...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By VegasJen

Man, that is awesome! Thanks. I guess it's good...

Man, that is awesome! Thanks. I guess it's good for me that the seller didn't know any better either. I was going to walk away from this bike because of that but the seller took $100 off his...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By VegasJen

Really???? No chit??? Well, I'll be. So that...

Really???? No chit??? Well, I'll be. So that ring is perfectly fine?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By VegasJen

New horse in the stable

Picked up a K2 last week. Got it fairly cheap because the big chain ring has a couple chipped teeth. Main reason I got it was because it actually came with Shimano 105. I rewrapped the handlebar...
06-29-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,958
Posted By VegasJen

I think certain people are deserving of it. That...

I think certain people are deserving of it. That guy has literally made a career leaching off people, contributing absolutely zero value to society. He's a cancer.

I don't care either way for...
06-29-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,958
Posted By VegasJen

Guys. This was just something I observed...

Guys. This was just something I observed yesterday. I'm nowhere near creative enough to fabricate a story like this. Ultimately, I'm glad the guy was OK. And actually, I feel bad about laughing at...
06-27-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,409
Posted By VegasJen

Seriously? I was actually pretty good for a...

Seriously? I was actually pretty good for a cracker back in the 80s.
06-25-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 348,750
Posted By VegasJen

That is the one thing we have going for us. ...

That is the one thing we have going for us. Local news says current humidity is 10%. I'm surprised it's that high! :lol:
Forum: Triathlon
06-25-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,475
Posted By VegasJen

You're a "Clydesdale" running eight miles at a 10...

You're a "Clydesdale" running eight miles at a 10 minute/mile pace? Props to you. Is that on just a run? Or is that in combination with other events?

I live in the desert so it's hard for me to...
06-25-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 348,750
Posted By VegasJen

I did 28.5 today in just a tick over 90 minutes. ...

I did 28.5 today in just a tick over 90 minutes. Definitely one of my fastest paces. And that includes my routine incline route. That's a six mile stretch (10km) that climes about 760 feet (210m),...
06-25-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By VegasJen

You snapped a tendon and your doctor said it...

You snapped a tendon and your doctor said it shouldn't be dangerous? I think you need to see another doctor. Tendons can take a very long time to heal. Tendons and ligaments are not particularly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By VegasJen

That's some pretty awesome luck to have...

That's some pretty awesome luck to have everything line up like it did. Of course, would have been better to not have broken the axle in the first place, but if you're going to break an axle, what...
06-22-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By VegasJen

What he said. :foo:

What he said. :foo:
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