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Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,093
Posted By Nikephoros

What I see from him is, he tests a product. If...

What I see from him is, he tests a product. If something is wrong with it he will contact the manufacturer to try to resolve it, and will work with them to get it right. Often times that works and he...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,246,072
Posted By Nikephoros

new bike day!

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2018 Canyon Aeroad SLX CF 9.0...
06-08-16, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,669
Posted By Nikephoros

Why would you worry about sugar consumption in a...

Why would you worry about sugar consumption in a bike race? It's a bike race not a diet competition. The goal is to have more glycogen in your muscles than your competitors.
06-08-16, 06:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,669
Posted By Nikephoros

I am very tolerant of lactose, but I couldn't...

I am very tolerant of lactose, but I couldn't imagine anything less appealing or more likely to cause projectile vomit than drinking milk during a hard effort on a hot day.
06-07-16, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By Nikephoros

Everything you posted is at least partially...

Everything you posted is at least partially incorrect.
06-07-16, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,669
Posted By Nikephoros

Did you seriously recommend someone drink milk...

Did you seriously recommend someone drink milk during a road race?
05-20-16, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By Nikephoros

It's not surprising that you are gaining weight. ...

It's not surprising that you are gaining weight. Your BMR is around 1600. If you're eating 2500 a day that means you need to be burning an average of 800 calories per day on the bike plus other...
05-17-16, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,415
Posted By Nikephoros

If you're going to massively increase your fiber...

If you're going to massively increase your fiber intake you should also massively increase your water intake. Helps move things along. Probably won't solve your problem overnight, but it being...
12-07-15, 08:48 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 15,254
Posted By Nikephoros

How many grams per KG does your research indicate...

How many grams per KG does your research indicate is enough? and why do you have to participate in animal slaughter to get it?



Satiety index is hogwash pseudo-science put out by defenders of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,504
Posted By Nikephoros

The real answer is there are a lot of...

The real answer is there are a lot of retro-grouches on this forum who hate any bike technology newer than 15 years. Proof: style likes and dislikes thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-15, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,246,072
Posted By Nikephoros

I don't notice the zertz inserts doing much of...

I don't notice the zertz inserts doing much of anything at all. My previous road bike is a Tarmac and any difference in ride feel between the two I attribute to the wider tires on this one. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-15, 07:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,218
Posted By Nikephoros

I dunno, the last hour of my centuries tend to be...

I dunno, the last hour of my centuries tend to be the fastest hour. Most painful? yes. Most power? yes. Highest heart rate? Yes.

My guess is psychologically most people would rather be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-15, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,246,072
Posted By Nikephoros

I've been using the glider for about 7 years now....

I've been using the glider for about 7 years now. It's perfect for me. YMMV ofcourse.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-15, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,246,072
Posted By Nikephoros

Just picked it up today. 2016 Specialized...

Just picked it up today. 2016 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Pro Disc.

http://i.imgur.com/fwy5Hm3.jpg

Drive Train

http://i.imgur.com/iIwKtav.jpg

Straight ahead
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-15, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2,836
Views: 311,065
Posted By Nikephoros

Level of ability I agree but speed is definitely...

Level of ability I agree but speed is definitely a factor. Force is a product of multiplication. A crash at 22 miles and hour is significantly more impact force than a crash at 20mph. A crash at...
08-26-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,902
Posted By Nikephoros

Name one Pro Tour cyclist on a low carb diet. ...

Name one Pro Tour cyclist on a low carb diet. I'll wait. There are no professional athletes in any sport that I know of who go on sustained ketogenic low carb diets. Granted, you don't have to...
07-20-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By Nikephoros

Thanks for the replies guys. Unfortunately I...

Thanks for the replies guys. Unfortunately I wont have the ability to drive so I'm sorta limited to how far from the city I can get.
07-20-15, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By Nikephoros

Visiting Portland 2 Days to bike

Hey all, I;m visiting Portland next month and I have two days to ride. I've been looking on Strava for popular routes in the area and the Skyline road and Germantown Road climbs are popular so I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,780
Posted By Nikephoros

I'm tempted to think this is a troll post.

I'm tempted to think this is a troll post.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-15, 01:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,241
Posted By Nikephoros

"Worth" is a very relative term. If you're broke...

"Worth" is a very relative term. If you're broke or live in a third world country it's not likely worth it at all. On the other hand, if youre rich by western standards it's likely a trivial...
07-14-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,472
Posted By Nikephoros

Based on my Power meter KJ vs Strava calories I...

Based on my Power meter KJ vs Strava calories I would say strava is using a 1:1.1 conversion or something close to it. I wouldn't feel bad taking the strava calories and subtracting 10% and knowing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-12, 09:07 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 103,170
Posted By Nikephoros

Pic from my ride this morning. 2009 Specialized...

Pic from my ride this morning. 2009 Specialized Tarmac Pro SL

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02-23-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,168
Posted By Nikephoros

I didn't find them to be sticky enough to be...

I didn't find them to be sticky enough to be super practical. I used the stickiest sushi rice I could find but there was no way to eat them on the bike without pulling over. Tasted great and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-12, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By Nikephoros

LBS trying to talk me out of a Powertap

For budgetary reasons, an ant+ powertap pro hub is the best bang for my tax refund buck. As it would require a wheel rebuild I approached the LBS about getting the hub and talking to their wheel guy...
02-05-12, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Nikephoros

Possible explanation #1: power and effort do not...

Possible explanation #1: power and effort do not increase in a linear fashion, so doing those 1 minute power intervals averages out a little higher.

Possible explanation #2: those numbers are well...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-11, 12:49 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,462
Posted By Nikephoros

9,504 miles on the bike in 499 hours 48 mins...

9,504 miles on the bike in 499 hours 48 mins according to my garmin. Going to break 10k in 2012 no doubt.

Raced 4 times in 2011, not exactly a huge amount of races, but got two podiums out of the...
12-31-11, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By Nikephoros

My guess is that no one wanted to be the...

My guess is that no one wanted to be the congressman running for re-election who voted pro-steroids and then some JV football player in his district got a heart attack from doing too much blood...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-11, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,021
Posted By Nikephoros

No, no. Not my photo, took it from wikipedia. I...

No, no. Not my photo, took it from wikipedia. I did stop to take a photo with my camera phone but once the cougar started walking towards me I got the hell out of there rather than stick around to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,021
Posted By Nikephoros

Saturday...

Saturday (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/134936592) did a solo century because I wanted to get it in before the end of the year and this weekend had some great weather. I was seriously cooked...
12-09-11, 05:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,560
Posted By Nikephoros

I didn't have much trouble sticking with it to...

I didn't have much trouble sticking with it to the 100 on track. I'm pretty light and not a geezer, though.

The 200 situps sister program was a bit harder, but probably most beneficial for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By Nikephoros

Could also be the freewheel. If the flipper-arm...

Could also be the freewheel. If the flipper-arm things inside the freewheel get gunked up they can stick and it will result in a grindy/clicky noice.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-11, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 754
Posted By Nikephoros

Saturday:...

Saturday: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/123434381

88 miles, about 45 miles of it into a head wind, and then about 40 miles home with a kick ass 15mph tail wind. Gorgeous weather, sunny and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-11, 05:36 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 132,494
Posted By Nikephoros

Same S4.0 wheels, new bike. Probably a good idea...

Same S4.0 wheels, new bike. Probably a good idea to update it this thread with the pic.

http://youannoyme.org/pics/bike/4_small.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-11, 03:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,275
Posted By Nikephoros

I will be there. Looking at my data from last...

I will be there. Looking at my data from last year, it was around 3600 feet of climbing over 100 miles. For Florida, that is fairly hilly. If you aren't fit, you'll feel it by the end.
10-01-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By Nikephoros

Congrats on presuming to know what my goals are...

Congrats on presuming to know what my goals are and what I have and haven't read. Must be easy to see the world from your high horse.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 04:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,696
Posted By Nikephoros

1. Are you progressing toward meeting your...

1. Are you progressing toward meeting your cycling goals for the year?

Already exceeded my fitness goals and racing goals for the year, so all is well.


2. What kind of distance have you...
09-30-11, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By Nikephoros

Weird, I can finish metric centuries at 70% of my...

Weird, I can finish metric centuries at 70% of my max heart rate with no breakfast and 200 calories during the ride with no performance issues. I must be a freak.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-11, 04:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,357
Posted By Nikephoros

I hope more people chime in with useless...

I hope more people chime in with useless anecdotes.
09-25-11, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 915
Posted By Nikephoros

Water on the Freehub

Alright, for a while my drive train would click under load. Took it to the shop worried out of my mind that it was the crankset or the bottom bracket. Turns out it was the freehub. According to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-11, 05:47 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,806
Posted By Nikephoros

Macro-nutrient imbalance. Too many carbs, even...

Macro-nutrient imbalance. Too many carbs, even for an endurance athlete who trains over 10 hours a week will give you belly fat.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-11, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,246,072
Posted By Nikephoros

I love it. I've ridden everything from a Brooks...

I love it. I've ridden everything from a Brooks to a Fi'zik to the SMP, and the SMP is just the best. I had one on my TT bike and it made riding a TT bike tolerable, so I got one for the road and...
09-24-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By Nikephoros

Agreed on GU being good, but you probably don't...

Agreed on GU being good, but you probably don't need to take on anything for a 25 mile ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-11, 02:05 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,246,072
Posted By Nikephoros

Like most stories, this one starts with me not...

Like most stories, this one starts with me not intending to upgrade. But the deal was simply too good to pass up, and getting that deal on my birthday, well, it's like the universe was telling me...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-11, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By Nikephoros

I've purchased them for all my bikes. The best...

I've purchased them for all my bikes. The best prices I've had were from Amazon.com. Seriously. And I've never had any customer service issues, and as a Prime Member, I assume they would be...
08-15-11, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 710
Posted By Nikephoros

Low protein? Looks to me like he has too little...

Low protein? Looks to me like he has too little fat in his diet. Having some good fat in your meals will make you feel fuller.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-11, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,246,072
Posted By Nikephoros

The stock FSA garbage crankset and bottom bracket...

The stock FSA garbage crankset and bottom bracket cracked, no doubt due to the epic wattage I was putting through them. So the upgrade fairy visited and brought me a new Ultegra 6700 compact...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-11, 08:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 650
Posted By Nikephoros

Finished off July with a 57 mile ride in the...

Finished off July with a 57 mile ride in the hills of Clermont Saturday and a 45 mile group ride Sunday. Broke 1000 miles in a single month for the first time, it was a great experience.
06-18-11, 09:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,640
Posted By Nikephoros

If you assume 40 calories a mile and you're not...

If you assume 40 calories a mile and you're not anaerobic, either you are fat, or you will be soon. Go with 20 calories a mile a modest 130bpm heart rate and you'll be better off.
06-13-11, 04:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,277
Posted By Nikephoros

So just wondering, when there was a crash in my...

So just wondering, when there was a crash in my group ride at 31mph and my head hit the pavement and my heltmet cracked into pieces but my skull stayed intact, I would have been OK without the helmet?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-11, 05:12 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,039
Posted By Nikephoros

In 2005 we had a hurricane that knocked out...

In 2005 we had a hurricane that knocked out electricity in my town for 2 weeks. During that time, no one had gasoline either. And there was a dawn/dusk curfew.

Life was boring. In order to...
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