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Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-13, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,990
Posted By ericm979

Yes. You can't. If you can afford SoulCycle...

Yes. You can't.

If you can afford SoulCycle you can afford a second set of shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-13, 04:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,990
Posted By ericm979

I have built four sets of wheel using the BHS...

I have built four sets of wheel using the BHS hubs, mostly the SL211 and UL66 front. They are very well made for the price. I agree about the DS flange spacing being narrower than I like, but it's...
08-12-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By ericm979

Or the course could have been dead flat and...

Or the course could have been dead flat and windless and his power varied. It's impossible to know from this chart.
08-11-13, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By ericm979

At this point go for time, not distance. Don't...

At this point go for time, not distance. Don't worry about how fast you are. If you can keep pedalling at a reasonable rpm that's good, because that's what serious cyclists do- no coasting unless...
08-11-13, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By ericm979

Sounds good. At this stage pretty much anything...

Sounds good. At this stage pretty much anything you do will get you in better shape as long as you spend enough time on the bike. Riding at different intensities (i.e. intervals, stuctured or not),...
08-11-13, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By ericm979

The key to big climbs is pacing. You can't go...

The key to big climbs is pacing. You can't go too hard at the beginning.
You can increase your aerobic threshold by training at or a little below threshold.

The other thing about big climbs is...
08-11-13, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By ericm979

Friel is kind of advanced for the OP's purposes. ...

Friel is kind of advanced for the OP's purposes. It's for racers. I'd suggest Tom Chapple's Base Building book.

Unless you have some sort of heart disease, which your cardiologist seems to have...
08-11-13, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5,448
Views: 229,440
Posted By ericm979

Cleave- good luck today. Horseshoe is tough. ...

Cleave- good luck today.
Horseshoe is tough. But the views are worth it. Last year there was a stiff wind so you had a head wind on half of the switchbacks and a tailwind on the other half. The...
08-10-13, 08:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,085
Posted By ericm979

1984 is 29 years ago, so 30 years is not that far...

1984 is 29 years ago, so 30 years is not that far off the mark for LOOKs.

I got LOOKs in '86. SO much better than clips and straps. Safer and more comfortable.

The advantage of cycling shoes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-13, 06:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,603
Posted By ericm979

Yes, on a solo MTB ride. I had a lot going on at...

Yes, on a solo MTB ride. I had a lot going on at work and was distracted. I realized I'd forgotten the helmet about 10 minutes into the ride and went back to get it. A ranger was driving by, saw...
08-09-13, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 140,163
Posted By ericm979

NorCal Racing thread

Post your NorCal racing questions/complaints/stories/brags/threats here.
Suggested by mattm.
08-09-13, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 395,396
Posted By ericm979

I tested the 11-32 XG1090 cassette and Wifli...

I tested the 11-32 XG1090 cassette and Wifli derailleur I got for Everest this morning. It's noisy and the chain derails if I back pedal in the big ring and a large cog. Adjusting the tension to...
08-09-13, 11:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,297
Posted By ericm979

I tried a Sram 11-32 XG-1099 and Red Wifli...

I tried a Sram 11-32 XG-1099 and Red Wifli derailleur this morning. I'm not happy with it. There's no adjutsment that doesn't make excess noise in some gears (a problem I have with other Sram...
08-09-13, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,036,811
Posted By ericm979

200k fred ride I did last week there was a guy...

200k fred ride I did last week there was a guy with no shirt. Ew.
08-08-13, 08:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,297
Posted By ericm979

I feel that KMC chains work better than Sram. ...

I feel that KMC chains work better than Sram. And Shimano cassettes also work better than Sram. They shift better and are quieter. I use them on my Sram bike.
08-08-13, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By ericm979

I have had EIA most of my life but did not get...

I have had EIA most of my life but did not get treated until about five years ago. I thought it was normal to wheeze when exercising. Finally it got bad enough that people in races were asking if I...
08-08-13, 08:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,028
Posted By ericm979

Why would he need a 6703 left lever to use a 6703...

Why would he need a 6703 left lever to use a 6703 crank? The 11sp lever and derailleur should work fine on a "10sp" crank. The difference is not that great.

The problem with Campy is you have to...
08-08-13, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By ericm979

****ing criminals.

****ing criminals.
08-08-13, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By ericm979

Re-arrange your life so you can ride during the...

Re-arrange your life so you can ride during the week.

Get warm clothes and fenders.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,332
Posted By ericm979

the big lump on my tailbone where it's been...

the big lump on my tailbone where it's been broken tells me that's a bad idea. also you can say ass.

When I was competing in motorcycle observed trials I started learning how to fall off/with a...
08-08-13, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 395,396
Posted By ericm979

Each day is a long race, you never know what will...

Each day is a long race, you never know what will happen. Kevin is strong but not super human (I've ridden with him).
Good luck in the race. I wanted to go but I am having knee problems and I...
08-08-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,185
Posted By ericm979

I agree. I do not think that analysis (or...

I agree.

I do not think that analysis (or anything else) is a foolproof way to prevent crashes and did not say that in this thread. If you think I did, you have misread my posts.
08-08-13, 02:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,185
Posted By ericm979

I think our world views are too different for you...

I think our world views are too different for you to be able to understand my point. I wish you luck with your belief system.
08-08-13, 02:11 PM
08-08-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,185
Posted By ericm979

But they should have situational awareness of...

But they should have situational awareness of what's around them. Your senses are taking it all in, its just a choice whether to pay any attention to it.
Of course you want to pay attention to the...
08-08-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,185
Posted By ericm979

I knew I'd get a bunch of argument. But I think...

I knew I'd get a bunch of argument. But I think you guys are not trying hard enough to figure it out. Quit trying to argue how it is impossible and think what is possible. It might not be...
08-08-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,185
Posted By ericm979

All crashes are your fault, even the ones that...

All crashes are your fault, even the ones that aren't. You can always have done something to avoid the crash. You may not have known what that was before the crash but you should try to figure it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-13, 05:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,123
Posted By ericm979

Safety. But mostly it's an addtional revenue...

Safety. But mostly it's an addtional revenue source for the UCI and another way they can bend the sport to their will. All the large wheel manufacturers are for it because it creates a big barrier...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-13, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 958
Posted By ericm979

How does your hub put the DS hub bearing where...

How does your hub put the DS hub bearing where the arrow is at the end of the axle? That's pretty cool. Does it use a bushing under the freehub? Most hubs have two hub bearings and then two...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-13, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 844
Posted By ericm979

I have used 30t cogs with 7900, which is also...

I have used 30t cogs with 7900, which is also rated to 28t. It depends on your frame's drailleur hanger geometry. So you have to try it.
08-07-13, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,870
Posted By ericm979

that must be it then no one has hassled me when...

that must be it then
no one has hassled me when I have done it. If they had I wouldn't have suggested it. There is often parking along Blackhawk right before it as well.
08-06-13, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 846
Posted By ericm979

Did you set your computer for the new smaller...

Did you set your computer for the new smaller tires?
08-06-13, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,870
Posted By ericm979

For the south gate, Creekridge Ct on the other...

For the south gate, Creekridge Ct on the other side of Blackhawk from South gate rd is a good place to park if you can't park at the Athenian school.
I think South Gate is fine. It's a little more...
08-06-13, 05:13 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,419
Posted By ericm979

There's also the AV "B" ride on Saturday. These...

There's also the AV "B" ride on Saturday. These days if you're in the front third its not any slower than the A ride except the A ride goes longer and does not stop for as long. The B ride is...
08-06-13, 03:47 PM
08-06-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By ericm979

Ride more, obsess over equipment less. ...

Ride more, obsess over equipment less.



70-90 is more appropriate for a rec rider. But it is an individual thing and as long as it's not too low doens't really matter.

Hills and mileage? ...
08-06-13, 11:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,437
Posted By ericm979

When I realized I was going to finish my second...

When I realized I was going to finish my second EC after nearly two years of obsessing about it, I was about ready to cry.

This year Copperoppolis was my first race in half a year after a really...
08-05-13, 01:44 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,419
Posted By ericm979

OP, you should do the Early Bird series in...

OP, you should do the Early Bird series in Jan/Feb. It is specifically for teaching new racers how to race and do it safely.

Generally the more climbing, the safer the race, because the field...
08-04-13, 01:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,297
Posted By ericm979

BikeOnly- the lighter bike will have a small...

BikeOnly- the lighter bike will have a small effect on your climbing speed. But it's small. You will need the same gearing on climbs. Is there a triple option? If not, you can fit a MTB...
08-02-13, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By ericm979

Yes. Wind resistance increases as the cube of...

Yes. Wind resistance increases as the cube of the speed. Wind resistance consumes a large portion of your power.

Also, average speed is not a good way to measure your performance. Too many...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-13, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By ericm979

I'm in the ISIS doesn't allow for decent bearings...

I'm in the ISIS doesn't allow for decent bearings camp. You can research ISIS and find industry luminaries who say the same thing.
Although the SKF looks like an interesting solution to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-13, 01:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
Posted By ericm979

If I'm going on a ride over three hours I bring...

If I'm going on a ride over three hours I bring calories. That is with a decent breakfast before the ride.

However what other people do is not important. You need to do what you need.
07-31-13, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,041,089
Posted By ericm979

"only". Like 5 w/kg is bad!

"only". Like 5 w/kg is bad!
07-31-13, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By ericm979

Ask your coach.

Ask your coach.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-13, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By ericm979

Deltas are not even close to the first generation...

Deltas are not even close to the first generation of clipless pedals. There at least one generation of LOOKS before them, and there were clipless pedals before LOOK make them popular.

Those are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-13, 02:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,930
Posted By ericm979

You should be using your hamstrings and glutes...

You should be using your hamstrings and glutes more when climbing. If you are not then you could be climbing faster if you fixed your position.

Leg presses work your hamstrings and glutes, not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-13, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By ericm979

If it doesn't work right when level or close,...

If it doesn't work right when level or close, then either your position is wrong or the saddle is wrong for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,203
Posted By ericm979

"must weigh" means you didn't weigh it so you...

"must weigh" means you didn't weigh it so you have no idea what it actually weighs. And you are comparing to very expensive wheels that are not out yet.


Put some Shimano style pad holders on...
07-26-13, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,308
Posted By ericm979

Thick rolled oats cook in 4 minutes in the...

Thick rolled oats cook in 4 minutes in the microwave.

You can put steel cut oats in the rice cooker the night before and have breakfast ready when you wake up.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-13, 04:01 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,203
Posted By ericm979

Because it is true for 99.5% of riders. 99.9%...

Because it is true for 99.5% of riders. 99.9% here.
Clinchers are so good now that there is no reason other than it's what I have been doing for 20 years to use tubulars for training.

See,...
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