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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-08, 01:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,748
Posted By maximum01

being tall and slim ive noticed i need to eat...

being tall and slim ive noticed i need to eat allot more than some of the bigger guys i ride with, i guess it has something to do with energy reserves in the muscles. anyways, what i eat depends on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-08, 02:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,235
Posted By maximum01

ur so right....the bike makes hardly any...

ur so right....the bike makes hardly any difference whatsoever. that's why i've recently ditched expensive racing bikes and ride run my 50 mile club runs in this:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-08, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,030
Posted By maximum01

or because some people think it looks better. if...

or because some people think it looks better. if ur that serious about aerodynamics buy a TT bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-08, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,644
Posted By maximum01

the short answer: yes if it's between the...

the short answer: yes

if it's between the 1.0 and 2.0 i'd certainly spend the little extra and get the 1.0 as it has tiagra 9 speed gearing. trust me the sora on the 2.0, while ok for commuting,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-08, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,030
Posted By maximum01

can u clarify what u mean by "lack of saddle to...

can u clarify what u mean by "lack of saddle to handlebar drop"? sounds like u dont know what ur talking about.

also, what's wrong with the stem position? if u mean ur one of those "flip it"...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-08, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,030
Posted By maximum01

2008 Fuji Roubaix RC - my new ride

hey guys, finally got my new road bike built. ordered it direct from the uk Fuji wholesalers so got it hugely discounted. it's an 08 Roubaix RC, the top tier of the roubaix series if you discount...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-06, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By maximum01

sounds like your bottom bracket. even the...

sounds like your bottom bracket. even the slightest grittiness on the bb will cause no end of annoying creaks from the crank area.

from my experience the most obvious causes of creaks are the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-06, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,426
Posted By maximum01

i have the opposite problem also...i seem to...

i have the opposite problem also...i seem to naturally climb steep hills from a stand but struggle negotiating them the from the saddle.

it seems alien to me how anyone would struggle riding out...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-06, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By maximum01

i always do...it's what seperates us from our...

i always do...it's what seperates us from our polite english neighbours.....wouldn't give it up for the world :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-06, 03:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,190
Posted By maximum01

this isn't about bravado....it's being practical....

this isn't about bravado....it's being practical. get a triple then....i guarantee you several months down the road you'll wonder why you bothered as you look down at your shining unused granny ring.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-06, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By maximum01

how pathetic......Landis has tens of thousands of...

how pathetic......Landis has tens of thousands of dollars and a lawyer well versed in getting cheats cleared of doping allegations.....I don't think he needs the support of a blinkered rabid fanboy....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-06, 12:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,190
Posted By maximum01

unless you're doing loaded touring i personally...

unless you're doing loaded touring i personally think a triple is a waste of time. i live in very hilly area and climb some incredibly steep hills during long rides.....i've never felt the need for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-06, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By maximum01

i enjoy both solo and group riding just as...

i enjoy both solo and group riding just as much...they're just different.

solo rides are great for stress relief or just finding time to think. the other benefit of a solo ride is i can eat and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-06, 02:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By maximum01

During the winter months almost all my commuting...

During the winter months almost all my commuting rides are in the dark. I must say I prefer riding in daylight but can live with night riding for getting to work and back.

It's definately more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-06, 08:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,055
Posted By maximum01

"straw that broke the camel's back"...LOL...the...

"straw that broke the camel's back"...LOL...the guy was the overall Tour De France winner and was caught doping........make that the 100 ton heavy iron that broke the camel's back.

name me a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-06, 08:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,055
Posted By maximum01

maybe if landis had the guts to own up this...

maybe if landis had the guts to own up this wouldn't have happened. now the selfish **** is attempting to discredit the french labs and the uci in the process.

it beggars belief how selfish one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-06, 04:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,432
Posted By maximum01

really? i don't think i would...and please don't...

really? i don't think i would...and please don't get me wrong, i'm not trying to impress anyone by make this suggestion. it's just that to me a century ride should be largely continuous...otherwise...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-06, 03:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By maximum01

no idea what benefits they bring to a ride...what...

no idea what benefits they bring to a ride...what id do know is i dislike the look of a sloping top tube on a road bike.

sloping TT's were functionally introduced to allow crotch clearance on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-06, 12:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,432
Posted By maximum01

agreed with the point above about only stopping...

agreed with the point above about only stopping for a few minutes at a time. if you have a proper lunch break you'll only stiffen up. also, imho, a century isn't a century if you stop half way...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-06, 12:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,660
Posted By maximum01

don't like it....i'm in the camp that dislikes...

don't like it....i'm in the camp that dislikes sloping top tubes on road bikes....for all intents and purposes that could be a hybrid with drops and carbon wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-06, 08:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,432
Posted By maximum01

It really depends on the individual. And it also...

It really depends on the individual. And it also depends on the pace you're setting. If you dawdle along taking lots of stops you'll need much less food intake.

Some of the guys in my local road...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-06, 06:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,432
Posted By maximum01

Last century I rode I consumed the following: ...

Last century I rode I consumed the following:

- 2 x gel packs
- 2 x chocolate jaffa cake bars
- 3 x small brioche bread rolls with butter and strawberry jam filling (yum!)
- 1 x mixture of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-06, 01:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,791
Posted By maximum01

Don't take it personally. It probably feels like...

Don't take it personally. It probably feels like they did it on purpose because you're new but more than likely it was a misunderstanding or the guy near you didn't inform the front riders.

Group...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-06, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,303
Posted By maximum01

"A 10 mile hike wouldn't have been possible for...

"A 10 mile hike wouldn't have been possible for me a year ago.."

Are you sure you're not exagerrating just a tiny wee bit when you say that?

Are you saying your legs would seize up? Refuse to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-06, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,544
Posted By maximum01

bollocks....even le mond was quoted as saying...

bollocks....even le mond was quoted as saying that this years tour was one of the cleanest in history and you could see the riders tiring naturally.

the initial spanish doping investigation rooted...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-06, 01:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,544
Posted By maximum01

blow your cynical views out of your a*ss you...

blow your cynical views out of your a*ss you moron.

now your hero has been proven as a cheat you try and smear the whole peleton.

pathetic.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-06, 01:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,544
Posted By maximum01

no....and your point is? this is a war the...

no....and your point is?

this is a war the uci and tour must fight against the cheats.....it;s not fair to hide behind some assumption that because others cheat landis did no wrong.

if doping...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-06, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,136
Posted By maximum01

you don't have a clue what you're talking...

you don't have a clue what you're talking about.....i'd say the majority of the peleton don't dope, especially since the uci ramped up random testing in the 90s.

there are certain teams with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-06, 01:12 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,851
Posted By maximum01

jesus, give everyone a break and......SHUT UP...

jesus, give everyone a break and......SHUT UP with your conspiracy theory bollocks please.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-06, 01:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,544
Posted By maximum01

,,,,his biggest mistake was ever taking to a...

,,,,his biggest mistake was ever taking to a bike. this idiot has not only ruined his own career but wrecked the reputation of cycling and the tour. he's also stolen the pomp of a clean win from...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-06, 04:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,397
Posted By maximum01

was it a muggy day, ie high humidity? i find...

was it a muggy day, ie high humidity? i find that makes a huge difference to my ride energy. if it's cool and dry i can fly through a ride. even 50% humidity has a way of sapping my strength and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-06, 05:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,303
Posted By maximum01

yep, i'd say cycling does take away some of your...

yep, i'd say cycling does take away some of your natural agility when running or playing sports requiring rapid changes in direction (like tennis for example).

the best thing is just to have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-06, 03:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,303
Posted By maximum01

this is quite common.....in addition to cycling i...

this is quite common.....in addition to cycling i play allot of tennis. during a period where i cycle more than usual i tend to get tight quads and other problems on the tennis court.

the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-06, 08:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,650
Posted By maximum01

For me the dissapointment in this case has gone...

For me the dissapointment in this case has gone beyond comfirming Landis as a cheat....it the devestating damage this case will do to cycling and the Tour De France in particular that's depressing. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-06, 12:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,650
Posted By maximum01

Landis = cheat face it you blinkered...

Landis = cheat

face it you blinkered twats..... the french have everything to loose because of this idiot as the tour now faces its worst doping scandal in decades.

truning your rage against...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-06, 07:13 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,650
Posted By maximum01

amidst all the Landis arse licking spare a...

amidst all the Landis arse licking spare a thought for poor Oscar Pereiro who has had his clean tour win robbed from him by a cheat.

even if landis is stripped of his title (looking likely after...
07-31-06, 07:21 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,024
Posted By maximum01

er, injecting testosterone or in Landis's case...

er, injecting testosterone or in Landis's case sticking a testostorone pad to your bollocks to cheat your way to a stage 17 victory would probably be considered doping to most people.
07-31-06, 04:56 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,024
Posted By maximum01

because doping is killing the sport of cycling. ...

because doping is killing the sport of cycling. the current deterrents clearly don't work. every second story in cycling is about doping allegations....it's getting ridiculous.
07-31-06, 02:51 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,024
Posted By maximum01

if this is confirmed as true landis should be...

if this is confirmed as true landis should be given a lifetime ban as well as having his tour title stripped away.

cycling is too precious a sport to allow the selfish cheating actions of one...
07-30-06, 12:53 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,024
Posted By maximum01

roadwarrior, continue to stick your head in the...

roadwarrior, continue to stick your head in the sand, that way it won't hurt as much to discover your cycling heros are actually human and capable of cheating.

that fact armstrong tried to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-06, 07:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,579
Posted By maximum01

Like that's going to make any difference on a...

Like that's going to make any difference on a Tour stage.......perhaps on a time trial.

There's plenty of pros who ride with raised stems....it's called comfort.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-06, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By maximum01

I've got the 05 Roubaix Pro...only difference is...

I've got the 05 Roubaix Pro...only difference is double versus triple.

It's a superb bike, as I've mentioned countless time on these forums before.

Plus points:

Incredibly lightweight for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-06, 03:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,732
Posted By maximum01

I have Sora on my Audax/commuter road bike and...

I have Sora on my Audax/commuter road bike and 105 on my more expensive Sunday morning bike. Given I ride 356 days a year and don't own a car I think can provide you with some reliable unbiased...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-06, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By maximum01

What cycling computers do the tour riders use?

It seems like most tour riders have the same cycling computer...it's got a yellow sensor that mounts on the lower chainstay. I think the handlebar units are yellow also.

Any ideas of the brand...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-06, 04:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,030
Posted By maximum01

It's possible you just reached your physical...

It's possible you just reached your physical limit. I've rode a centure where I crammed food and high five sports drink down every 20 mins or so and still suffered the dizzy sick symptoms you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-06, 10:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,832
Posted By maximum01

And here was me thinking this was a worldwide...

And here was me thinking this was a worldwide forum......take it your talking about some USA specific TV coverage of the tour?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-06, 08:00 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 110,828
Posted By maximum01

Fuji Roubaix Pro 2005 here....105 spec, carbon...

Fuji Roubaix Pro 2005 here....105 spec, carbon stays, carbon fork, aluminium frame with power diamond down tube for climbing, Ultegra pedals.....lovely ride, smooth as butter and incredibly nimble.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-06, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,264
Posted By maximum01

I hope he dosn't come back. The tour has been...

I hope he dosn't come back. The tour has been far more exciting without Lance and his pack of protection hounds at Discovery calling the shots. For once we've seen a tour that's focused on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-06, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By maximum01

how do u figure that? i live in the moray-shire...

how do u figure that? i live in the moray-shire and inverness area which has some of the lowest rainfall in Scotland due to the influence of the moray firth. if i lived near glasgow or central belt...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-06, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By maximum01

it's reasuring to hear how long people's shoes...

it's reasuring to hear how long people's shoes have lasted. at £130 a pair i'd like to get at least a few years out of my carbon shimanos.

i try not to walk much in them but it's impossible to...
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