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Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-17, 05:29 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,922
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Sagan lost time to reclip his foot, but it...

Sagan lost time to reclip his foot, but it wouldn't have been an issue if he was using flat pedals. OP is correct. 😜

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpThWGelq6o
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-16, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

This may or may not be important for you, but the...

This may or may not be important for you, but the Shimano cleats have more lateral adjustable distance than Look.

When I switched, I was able to get rid the small spacer pedal washers I was using.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-16, 05:05 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,391
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Jersy and cycling specific shoes aren't...

Jersy and cycling specific shoes aren't mandatory.

I wouldn't give up on the idea of cycling shorts, however.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Some animals only have off spring once a year. ...

Some animals only have off spring once a year.

In humans, ovulation occurs more frequently, about once a month.

I guess bikes mate annually?
06-05-16, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

The ability to detect the pelvic fracture may be...

The ability to detect the pelvic fracture may be related to what type of imaging stuies were done after the fall versus now.
It would not be unusual to simply have plain x-rays at the time of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-16, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

I have a Ritchey WCS Carbon on a Waterford R 33....

I have a Ritchey WCS Carbon on a Waterford R 33. It chatters like crazy under hard braking, something the original Alpha Q never did (I changed forks after 5 years of heavy use to be on the safe...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 948
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Most efficient interval duration to increase VO2...

Most efficient interval duration to increase VO2 max.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-16, 04:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 948
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Hmmm..... What's The Most Effective...

Hmmm.....


What's The Most Effective Length for Interval Repetitions? | Runner's World (http://www.runnersworld.com/sweat-science/whats-the-most-effective-length-for-interval-repetitions)
05-08-16, 08:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,385
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

You can use a triple as a double (as already...

You can use a triple as a double (as already explained), but there are pure double cranks that allow smaller inner chainrings than 34:

IRD and Velo Orange have 46/30 double cranks.
White...
05-02-16, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Aspirin and Plavix are anti platelet medications....

Aspirin and Plavix are anti platelet medications. They do not affect the pro time/INR.

And fresh frozen plasma can be administered to more quickly counteract the effects of warfarin than the...
04-24-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,041
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

You can get an idea of your risk based upon the...

You can get an idea of your risk based upon the readily available on line calculator.

ASCVD Risk Estimator (http://tools.acc.org/ASCVD-Risk-Estimator/)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-16, 06:30 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,527
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Exactly. And that's the beauty of it, you can...

Exactly. And that's the beauty of it, you can adjust the ride characteristics with a new paint job.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,502
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Great minds think alike.

Great minds think alike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-16, 05:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Lots of options. I use a Shimano cyclocross crank...

Lots of options. I use a Shimano cyclocross crank with a 34 inner ring for my road riding with 12-27 or 12-30 cassette. But since you want to lower:

IRD and Velo Orange have 46/30 double cranks....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-16, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,502
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Clicked on thread to suggest a Compass Barlow...

Clicked on thread to suggest a Compass Barlow Pass 38c.
Never mind. :-D
04-12-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 490,029
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Waterford's charcoal silver.

Waterford's charcoal silver.
04-12-16, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 490,029
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Thanks. Cinelli cork, natural. The bike itself...

Thanks. Cinelli cork, natural. The bike itself was just repainted by Waterford. It used to be white with red panels.

BTW, I just threw on a set Compass tires, and they live up to their hype.
04-11-16, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 490,029
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

515339

515339
01-18-16, 09:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,009
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

I am on a maintainence diuretic to ensure I get...

I am on a maintainence diuretic to ensure I get rid of sodium.
I will hold it on race days (running, I no longer race bikes) until after I am done, likewise if I am doing a century. If for no other...
01-18-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,009
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Unfortunately, I am very sensitive to sodium...

Unfortunately, I am very sensitive to sodium intake. I typically keep my daily intake to about 1500 mg.
I do not sweat heavily, so for rides of about 3 hours or less in moderate temperatures, I...
12-14-15, 09:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,349
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Is winter really that bad in NC? In the...

Is winter really that bad in NC?

In the Midwest, a lot of people use indoor training rather than trying to ride outdoors. Concentrate on quality time rather than quantity so you don't get bored...
12-11-15, 01:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,931
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

agree, the Audax is a good looking shoe. I tried...

agree, the Audax is a good looking shoe. I tried on a pair, very comfy. Probably my next standard three bolt road shoe.
12-10-15, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 130,386
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Exactly what I have been thinking. Waiting for...

Exactly what I have been thinking. Waiting for Team Sky to get caught.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-15, 06:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,944
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

There are a few goals that used when I made the...

There are a few goals that used when I made the switch long ago: Sub hour 40km (in the pre TT bike era, this was a mark that meant you were a fast guy), sub 3 hour 100km, sub 5 hour 100 miler (longer...
12-10-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,931
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Nice looking shoe! How would you describe the...

Nice looking shoe! How would you describe the fit, especially in regards to toe box width and "true to size"?
11-27-15, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5,459
Views: 432,530
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

490531Repainted frame arrived.

490531Repainted frame arrived.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-15, 04:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,877
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

I agree. I think ALL Fridays matter.

I agree. I think ALL Fridays matter.
09-23-15, 06:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,983
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Now that I think about it, maybe the brake is...

Now that I think about it, maybe the brake is supposed to act as a tire wiper.
09-23-15, 06:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,983
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

I dunno, this thing had just a tiny, tiny sliver...

I dunno, this thing had just a tiny, tiny sliver of space. I have never seen such little clearance, although I don't pay attention to a lot of the new fangled racing bikes out there.
09-22-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,983
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

In addition to messaging with work and my wife...

In addition to messaging with work and my wife while riding, I sneak in a lot of pics, too. ;-)
09-22-15, 09:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,983
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

No flat, the pebble wedged between the bottom of...

No flat, the pebble wedged between the bottom of the front brake caliper and the tire and slowed him down to a crawl.

No clearance, even with small tires.

I guess that's how they make 'em...
09-22-15, 06:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,983
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Stopped by a pebble.

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A delicious moment from a ride tonight. Guy on a 35 year Raleigh, and another on a CF wonder bike.
09-15-15, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,733
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Lots of interesting information. Maybe I am doing...

Lots of interesting information. Maybe I am doing this wrong, but my approach has been simple.

i usually put the crank on with a BB I already have. I adjust the derailleurs, measure the chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-15, 04:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,223
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Something very similar happened to me not long...

Something very similar happened to me not long ago. A group passes me at a pace slightly faster than mine, I hop on the back to catch a draft. Different riders would accelerate from time to time,...
09-13-15, 01:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,719
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

I have no problem with black bikes, but the...

I have no problem with black bikes, but the "murdered" look (all black components and wheels) is meh.

My Rivendell Roadeo is going for a repaint this Fall, most likely using charcoal silver...
09-10-15, 11:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,903
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Lucien Van Impe.

Lucien Van Impe.
09-05-15, 05:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,044
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Somewhat off topic, but the Ira Ryan bike was...

Somewhat off topic, but the Ira Ryan bike was listed as having 11 speed down tube shifters. I thought Shimano was not making 11 speed DT shifters.

Anyone know for certain that they are?
09-04-15, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,404
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

I am about 172 cm, and my inseam is about average...

I am about 172 cm, and my inseam is about average for my height at 77.5 cm.

I would ride a small.

You are a bit taller than me, but even if you were long legged to get the seat height...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-15, 09:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,712
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Studies on shoe/pedal interface do not support...

Studies on shoe/pedal interface do not support the "conventional wisdom".

Effects of pedal type and pull-up action during cycling. - PubMed - NCBI (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18418807)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-15, 01:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,650
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Actually, Breukink passed Hampsten/Hampstead and...

Actually, Breukink passed Hampsten/Hampstead and won the 14th stage, although it was indeed the stage in which Hampsten/Hampstead took pink. Chioccoli and Breukink, as well as other riders, continued...
08-24-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,871
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Depends upon my mood and with whom I am riding. ...

Depends upon my mood and with whom I am riding.

This past weekend I rode a century averaging a bit over 19 mph, and yesterday I rode a casual 30 miler at 13.2 mph.

Just riding is fun.
08-24-15, 10:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,559
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Copper paint.

Copper paint.
08-23-15, 05:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,009
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

5 grams?? Wow. I limit sodium to 1.5...

5 grams??

Wow. I limit sodium to 1.5 grams/day, take a diuretic, and drink water or diluted fruit juice on rides. No cramping or performance issues (and less vertigo).
08-21-15, 01:43 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,009
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

^^^ I'm on a low salt diet because of...

^^^

I'm on a low salt diet because of Meniere's disease.

Traveling can be a problem, as almost all restaurants use a LOT of salt, which tastes terrible once you get used to low salt food, and...
08-21-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

And without a doubt, his Eriksen sponsoship has...

And without a doubt, his Eriksen sponsoship has no influence.
07-27-15, 06:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,762
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

The basic idea here is similar to my kids' junior...

The basic idea here is similar to my kids' junior high physical science and those problems about where to aim a boat if you across a flowing river or an airplane's velocity in head and tail winds. ...
07-27-15, 05:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,762
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Yup, because of the large side surface area and...

Yup, because of the large side surface area and non-aerodynamic shape from the side, it's not hard for the lateral component of a wind to account for the majority of a cyclist's total aerodynamic...
07-27-15, 05:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,762
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Your apparent head wind will always be reduced if...

Your apparent head wind will always be reduced if you have a tailwind, even if you are moving faster than the tailwind. A tailwind will always help you ride faster, even if you are moving faster than...
07-26-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,762
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

Actually, an echelon is extraordinarily important...

Actually, an echelon is extraordinarily important when there is a strong side wind. In a race, goups of echelons form, their size being limited by the width of the road. If you don't get in one,...
07-25-15, 05:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,634
Posted By Marvelousmarkie

There is a nonlinear relationship between cycling...

There is a nonlinear relationship between cycling power and speed due to the nature of air resistance.. The younger riders have to produce exponentially higher amounts of power to go just a little...
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