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05-19-04, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,667
Posted By keithnordstrom

sarah, one suggestion is to ride at your...

sarah,

one suggestion is to ride at your optimal fat burning heart rate for most of your mileage while you're trying to lose weight.

calculate the caloric output for your rides, and add that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-04, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By keithnordstrom

carbon road bars - fsa k-wing? k-force?

i am about to buy a new carbon bar, and i'm trying to decide if the 40 grams extra on the fsa k-wing is worth it over the k-force. does anyone have any experience with these bars?

also itm and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-04, 12:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,797
Posted By keithnordstrom

speedplay are really good. go for a higher model...

speedplay are really good. go for a higher model (zeros) if you get em, tho, the lower ones can be hard to get out of on occasion with so much float.

for something different, try bebops. i like...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-04, 12:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,250
Posted By keithnordstrom

i'd like to hear the average mileage of all of...

i'd like to hear the average mileage of all of the peeps who don't wear headphones. i love cycling, but without music i would burn out riding only a fraction of my mileage.

so i train with mine a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-04, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By keithnordstrom

fsa is one of the best bargains out there these...

fsa is one of the best bargains out there these days. for instance, their superlight crankset compares to campy's record crankset at 2/3 the cost. i have heard, in fact, that they have been quietly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-04, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By keithnordstrom

i don't, hence the trust issue. we started...

i don't, hence the trust issue.

we started as a small repair company here in boulder after a friend and i worked for performance as wrenches for 5 years or so. we have begun web pages, but both...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-04, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By keithnordstrom

black - carbon if possible :D

black - carbon if possible :D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-04, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,215
Posted By keithnordstrom

michelin's are pretty good. vredestein's are...

michelin's are pretty good. vredestein's are also quite sweet.

whatever you do do not get the irc redstorms if you want a tire to last more than 500 miles. most high end continental stuff i have...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-04, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By keithnordstrom

nope. ergo stuff has been designed specifically...

nope. ergo stuff has been designed specifically to shift with campy - i believe there are different tensions.

not to show undue self-interest, but what level campy are you looking for? what...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-04, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By keithnordstrom

i have been riding with a saddle that the experts...

i have been riding with a saddle that the experts said was too high for years. recently i ordered a custom frame, and had to go through some fitting again - and another expert told me again that my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-04, 11:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 105,928
Posted By keithnordstrom

i do not see how that follows at all - lance can...

i do not see how that follows at all - lance can average 33.5 mph on his own (on a hilly course, i should add - i saw that stage) for an hour. on a flattish course at see level i once managed 25 on...
02-25-04, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By keithnordstrom

you'll gain a couple of pounds when you're fully...

you'll gain a couple of pounds when you're fully recovered vs. when your glycogen storage is depleted. it's actually mostly water weight, which the glycogen helps you retain. and it's a good thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-04, 11:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 105,928
Posted By keithnordstrom

jeez this was not meant as a penis measuring...

jeez this was not meant as a penis measuring contest.

40+ is not that fast - and i said i could hit it, not maintain it for any length of time. nor did i say how long it takes me to reach that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-04, 02:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,881
Posted By keithnordstrom

lol very good story. my girl and i just got...

lol very good story.

my girl and i just got back from costa rica, where we had some pretty harrowing experiences with dogs. we underestimated the length of a ride - well, the severity of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-04, 11:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 105,928
Posted By keithnordstrom

on a level road, no wind and no hills, you could...

on a level road, no wind and no hills, you could probably sprint to 40+ without too much training.

of course, i don't know where you'll ever find such a place lol. most of the time i average...
12-03-03, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By keithnordstrom

happens to me all the time. it's probably...

happens to me all the time. it's probably exercised induced athsma, though i would have it checked out anyway. drink lots of fluids and humidify your air. there are drugs that help with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-03, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,190
Posted By keithnordstrom

if you're gonna shell out $1400 for dura ace, i...

if you're gonna shell out $1400 for dura ace, i say go the extra 10 feet and pick up campy record instead. shimano is what it always has been - the best value in components.

my first campy...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-03, 03:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,716
Posted By keithnordstrom

nope, it's 4880 ft and 7.6 miles - theres a very...

nope, it's 4880 ft and 7.6 miles - theres a very big difference. it's the difference between an average grade of 12% and one of nearly 16%!

still impressive. but even tyler ain't gonna climb an...
12-01-03, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By keithnordstrom

well, one technique i've used is to make a game...

well, one technique i've used is to make a game of it. record your weight every couple of days and watch it improve. i broke my leg one year, really badly, and spent a few years subsequently on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-03, 11:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,716
Posted By keithnordstrom

no, it was lookout mountain. mt. evans for me is...

no, it was lookout mountain. mt. evans for me is more like 2 hours and 20 minutes at race pace ... course record there is 1:45 or so. but same thing applies, probably even more there. 2:20 puts me...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-03, 08:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,716
Posted By keithnordstrom

i think the writer should point out the wide...

i think the writer should point out the wide range of people who can be called "pro." local pros are generally really strong by the average guy's standards (especially in places like here), but they...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-03, 08:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,424
Posted By keithnordstrom

well, that's my problem in general with race...

well, that's my problem in general with race psychology i tend to put too much pressure on myself in races and thus don't account for the possibility that others are suffering as much as me. i tend...
11-29-03, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,611
Posted By keithnordstrom

breathe-rites. i've never used em, tho i've...

breathe-rites. i've never used em, tho i've meant to try them to help me breathe more thru my nose on hard efforts. breathing thru my mouth aggravates my damn athsma. ullrich uses em from time to...
11-29-03, 02:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,878
Posted By keithnordstrom

yeah, even here i don't see that happening. ...

yeah, even here i don't see that happening. unless i call a riding buddy of mine who's a cop.

i sympathize, prosody. and i'm not sure i agree that the attention he got out of all of this was...
11-29-03, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By keithnordstrom

hmm i also think that competitive cycling has...

hmm i also think that competitive cycling has become much more refined in recent years tho. and everybody has begun to concentrate on one race, i think it's what you need to do to rise above the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-03, 02:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,424
Posted By keithnordstrom

wind sucks: a. when it's cold, b. when it's...

wind sucks: a. when it's cold, b. when it's ridiculously strong (i rode a tough climb last week on a day with 80 mph gusts), c. when i'm bonking, or d. when it reverses just after i finish battling a...
11-28-03, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,390
Posted By keithnordstrom

name: keith nordstrom age: 32 height: 5'8" ...

name: keith nordstrom
age: 32
height: 5'8"
race weight: 158 lbs
current weight: 168 (oops)
resting hr: 38 out of bed
sitting: 42-50
standing: 50-65
peak fat-burning hr: 139
lactate threshold...
11-19-03, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,554
Posted By keithnordstrom

simple equation: change in caloric storage =...

simple equation:

change in caloric storage = amount in - amount out

"amount in" is perhaps the simplest thing to change. "amount out" is a much more complicated function of body needs,...
11-19-03, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,914
Posted By keithnordstrom

koffee, i've had similar variations and they...

koffee, i've had similar variations and they weren't a problem. i remember asking about it at the time, and being told that it wasn't anything to worry about by several people whose opinions i...
11-19-03, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,620
Posted By keithnordstrom

yeah, good luck and recover soon. this might...

yeah, good luck and recover soon. this might help ... my brother had his knee wired after overenthusiastically slide tackling a goal post in a soccer game where pro scouts were looking at him (that...
11-15-03, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By keithnordstrom

you should get a heart rate monitor and keep...

you should get a heart rate monitor and keep below about 70% effort (typically below about 140 hr). what walker said about high intensity being bad on low carbs is right on - and we as cyclists tend...
11-15-03, 08:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,969
Posted By keithnordstrom

lol i don't think you'll find a single supporter...

lol i don't think you'll find a single supporter for that theory.

lance was just not in the form he needed to be to dominate the race. part of that was the fact he was not as well prepared (due...
11-15-03, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By keithnordstrom

cmon someone must've gone there ...

cmon someone must've gone there ...
11-14-03, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By keithnordstrom

well, yeah, riding in traffic commuting you'd be...

well, yeah, riding in traffic commuting you'd be an idiot to take your hands off the handlebars. but go for a long ride on the road, off the beaten path, and it becomes a necessary skill. i do it...
11-14-03, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By keithnordstrom

think you mean "movements"? or is "motions" the...

think you mean "movements"? or is "motions" the australian equivalent?

weird story - and sad ...
11-14-03, 11:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By keithnordstrom

costa rica bike rentals

anyone have any experience with this? i need to know if i'm gonna fly my bike down or rent one there, so i was wondering about: a. availability, b. quality, and c. price. thanks ...
11-14-03, 11:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,961
Posted By keithnordstrom

lmao yes ... but where did you come up with this...

lmao yes ... but where did you come up with this observation?
Forum: Touring
11-13-03, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By keithnordstrom

i did racks and panniers on quite a few offroad...

i did racks and panniers on quite a few offroad trips in the mid 90s, and they were always breaking on me. spokes and tubes went fast from the extra weight, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-03, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By keithnordstrom

top tube looks way big to me - elbows locked and...

top tube looks way big to me - elbows locked and always riding on the hoods?
11-12-03, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By keithnordstrom

costa rica bike rentals

gonna go there for a month starting early december, anyone know of a place that rents decent bikes for cheap? or am i better off paying the fee to fly it ...
11-12-03, 11:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,630
Posted By keithnordstrom

actually, dnvrfox, i think we need more people...

actually, dnvrfox, i think we need more people who love cycling and the outdoors in colorado.

slcpunk, come to colorado, the weather's fantastic, scenery's great, the open space is second to none....
11-12-03, 11:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,993
Posted By keithnordstrom

lol crackandfail was what we called cannondales...

lol crackandfail was what we called cannondales when i worked in the shop. but cannondale's rep has improved a great deal, and their frames are a lot more robust since then (96).

it's probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-03, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By keithnordstrom

i agree with george - i have tried both and am...

i agree with george - i have tried both and am going back to my bebops. not only are they lighter and easier to get out of, they have a lower stack height due to the fact that you don't need to use...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-03, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By keithnordstrom

look for the post about windsors. i actually...

look for the post about windsors. i actually suspect motobecane is the same company - and you won't find them sold anywhere but on bikesdirect.com lol.

that said, for an intro bike, it seems like...
11-10-03, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,356
Posted By keithnordstrom

lol i hate to call back an old post ... but what...

lol i hate to call back an old post ... but what sort of recovery are you getting?

and i second the motion of everyone who said to see a doctor. 20 is not too young to have health problems.
11-10-03, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By keithnordstrom

sounds like a problem with your hrm lol. you may...

sounds like a problem with your hrm lol. you may have been riding near power lines when you got the 220 ...

don't bother with formulas for determining max hr; and i would recommend you ignore it...
11-10-03, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,595
Posted By keithnordstrom

i'm sure you've checked for anemia - have you...

i'm sure you've checked for anemia - have you checked for hypothyroid condition? it's extremely common and can have that effect.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-03, 04:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,697
Posted By keithnordstrom

lolol! pics will definitely be posted. the damn...

lolol! pics will definitely be posted. the damn frame is costing me more than any bike i've yet ridden, but i am hoping it will be worth it.

frame: cyfac custom-built starship elite...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-03, 06:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,697
Posted By keithnordstrom

i agree, the average person can lose a whole lot...

i agree, the average person can lose a whole lot more weight on the body than on the frame. but then, once you get down to a certain point in body weight, it gets hard to lose any more and still...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-03, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By keithnordstrom

argh, terrible news, man. i have had some...

argh, terrible news, man. i have had some difficulty myself in the last few years. 4 years ago i crashed and spiral fractured my right leg, which kept me off for 2 whole *years*. and now, 2 months...
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