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Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-12, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By andrewluke

I'll second Gatorskins for durability and GP4000S...

I'll second Gatorskins for durability and GP4000S for a compromise. I've been on GP's for a couple years now.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-12, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,402
Posted By andrewluke

For many that may work but for some of us that's...

For many that may work but for some of us that's not even close... at 28, I can still hit 203. I guess the only real way to find out is to go balls-out up a hill at the end of a ride and see where...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-12, 12:18 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,907
Posted By andrewluke

...and I'll say that's probably one of the worst...

...and I'll say that's probably one of the worst courses I've ever taken on for the east coast. Not up to par with the stuff you find around Independence in CA but definitely some serious climbs.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,366
Posted By andrewluke

My IT band was responsible for my first triathlon...

My IT band was responsible for my first triathlon after I couldn't ride or run and started swimming. It sucks but only time can heal these kinds of injuries.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,936
Posted By andrewluke

1. Yes, my goal was to suck less and I'm...

1. Yes, my goal was to suck less and I'm definitely better than I was 9 months ago.

2. Didn't have a bike the first 3 months when I was away from home and the next 3 included an insane course...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By andrewluke

A little late but I've had 6700 brakes on my Red...

A little late but I've had 6700 brakes on my Red brifters for several thousand miles now. I like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-11, 12:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,491
Posted By andrewluke

I was just going to ask if you've ever seen...

I was just going to ask if you've ever seen someone pass out while riding lol... Doing a climb up Baldy last summer, one of the guys up ahead passed out and almost rolled into the barricade.

It...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-11, 07:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,523
Posted By andrewluke

I should take offense to that as a federal...

I should take offense to that as a federal employee but well, yeah...
09-25-11, 07:02 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,823
Posted By andrewluke

I do all my running on a bike/run/rollerblade...

I do all my running on a bike/run/rollerblade path against traffic. I also always move to the left because the chain of command on the path is horses > bikes > rollerblades > runners and I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-11, 06:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,491
Posted By andrewluke

My doctor has told me that your max heart rate is...

My doctor has told me that your max heart rate is literally the maximum your heart can pump. Mine is 203 at 27 and I average around 170 on most rides at good effort. The formula is just a ballpark....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By andrewluke

The Lezyne HP Road Drive pump has been amazing...

The Lezyne HP Road Drive pump has been amazing for me so far. Only used it twice but it's hit 110 without too insane an effort. I only use mini pumps and treat CO2 as the backup on more remote...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-11, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,072
Posted By andrewluke

3T is pretty good but they're a bill and then...

3T is pretty good but they're a bill and then some for the cheaper carbon one. I just bought a Thomson (aluminum) and love it. The rail clamps on it are the best design by far.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-11, 03:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,469
Posted By andrewluke

Mostly because I always kept looking it over...

Mostly because I always kept looking it over trying to find a second hole lol

I carry two tubes at all times for anything up to 50. Two tubes, a tire lever, a multitool, and a chain tool all fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-11, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,018
Posted By andrewluke

Actually, I don't think 3600 feet qualifies as a...

Actually, I don't think 3600 feet qualifies as a mountain.


That being said, I was about to do that route yesterday but it was raining like hell and I wasn't about to pay $8 to get into the park...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,265
Posted By andrewluke

FD is not a problem. I ran a 6700 for a while as...

FD is not a problem. I ran a 6700 for a while as well while saving for a Red. Everyone at the LBS recommended the Force instead so I went that route anyway but the Force and Ultegra shifted very...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 264,328
Posted By andrewluke

Sounds good to me... you'll have to give me a bit...

Sounds good to me... you'll have to give me a bit though... I somehow managed to blow the sidewall out of my brand new GP4000 and I'm a little short on funds. I think I have the old Vittoria lying...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By andrewluke

replace it. better safe than sorry.

replace it. better safe than sorry.
09-11-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,059
Posted By andrewluke

Though barely a clyde anymore, I've been on a...

Though barely a clyde anymore, I've been on a Fizik Arione for several thousand miles now. You get used to it after a while.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,801
Posted By andrewluke

I was 6'2" 230lbs with a 36" waist when I bought...

I was 6'2" 230lbs with a 36" waist when I bought mine and both PI and Assos large fit snugly but comfortably. I'm down 30lbs since then and 3" in the waist and the Assos fit perfectly now but the PI...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-11, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 264,328
Posted By andrewluke

First day without rain since Sunday... went out...

First day without rain since Sunday... went out and got caught in it for 45 yesterday but did a good one today...

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/113380050

121 miles through Northern...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-11, 04:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,658
Posted By andrewluke

Absolutely... White CAAD9, white tape, white...

Absolutely... White CAAD9, white tape, white saddle. All a bad idea.

I miss my matte CAAD9 but that was a 2009 and in 2010, they didn't make it. All my kits are dark so it looked so much better.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-11, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,879
Posted By andrewluke

Not my experience... I've been on my masterpiece...

Not my experience... I've been on my masterpiece for a year and a half now and after dropping 30 lbs, I'm still at 207.
09-08-11, 09:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,112
Posted By andrewluke

Found this out the hard way last Sunday.

Found this out the hard way last Sunday.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-11, 05:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,075
Posted By andrewluke

Exactly. She always "beats" me up...

Exactly. She always "beats" me up hills.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-11, 05:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,589
Posted By andrewluke

For me it's about price. LBS is $1.25 a pop on...

For me it's about price. LBS is $1.25 a pop on the gel pouches or under a dollar per serving when purchased in the jug. It's also a lot easier to handle four servings in a flask than four pouches...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20,043
Views: 4,399,461
Posted By andrewluke

best seat post ever. I just blew $50 on...

best seat post ever.


I just blew $50 on some Perpetuem and gels. Looking for some shoe rain covers but the shop only had some crappy overpriced ones... I've been really good about not spending...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-11, 06:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,589
Posted By andrewluke

I have Hammer and a Gu flask and they're both...

I have Hammer and a Gu flask and they're both great. Prefer the Hammer one though.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-11, 06:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,696
Posted By andrewluke

CanyonChaser has it right. When speeds start...

CanyonChaser has it right. When speeds start getting above around 20mph, I can definitely see my motorcycle side come out.

To be honest, I've been on a road bike longer than a sport bike but once...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-11, 04:44 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,999
Posted By andrewluke

It's not the crashing part that sucks so much as...

It's not the crashing part that sucks so much as the gravity pulling you down the hill... it never seems to end.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-11, 04:43 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,999
Posted By andrewluke

I was able to get 49 coming down Crenshaw in RPV....

I was able to get 49 coming down Crenshaw in RPV. Wasn't able to do it again though... I normally cap out around 45.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-11, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,883
Posted By andrewluke

I would do it for the Force group alone but I...

I would do it for the Force group alone but I prefer SRAM. Otherwise, I think the 4 and 5 are nearly identical as far as wheels and other components go. I say get a feel for which shifting you like...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-11, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 899
Posted By andrewluke

Did 70 along the trails south of D.C. down to...

Did 70 along the trails south of D.C. down to Mount Vernon yesterday... some girl cut me off and I ended up eating ****. Not too bad, just the knee, bar tape, and the brake lever I've hit before but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-11, 06:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,675
Posted By andrewluke

Absolutely no idea but I would ballpark 25lbs...

Absolutely no idea but I would ballpark 25lbs with a significant gain in lower body muscle to go with it. I've dropped inches everywhere (5 in the waist) except for my thighs to the point I need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-11, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,173
Posted By andrewluke

Mine was covered as well... I paid extra to cover...

Mine was covered as well... I paid extra to cover the instance of a crash so it was a bit more but turned out to be worth it. As with auto insurance, it is not covered for races obviously.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-11, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,538
Posted By andrewluke

Yes in the first, no on the second. I "dropped"...

Yes in the first, no on the second. I "dropped" mine at over 40 MPH and the only damage was from where a rear seat stay creamed a concrete edge in the pavement. To ensure nobody else would pick up...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-11, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,541
Posted By andrewluke

I have been using the Bontrager Race Lite ones...

I have been using the Bontrager Race Lite ones (plastic) for years. The only time I've ever thrown a bottle was when I was thrown over the bars. And even then, I only lost one of them and it might...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-11, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By andrewluke

Used to hit my LBS but haven't found a new one...

Used to hit my LBS but haven't found a new one that sells them yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-11, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,001
Posted By andrewluke

98% of the time yeah. I still eat meat...

98% of the time yeah. I still eat meat (actually, mostly just fish) when I'm out with others and there are no real options but otherwise, my kitchen is meat-free. I did it as a means to force...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-11, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20,043
Views: 4,399,461
Posted By andrewluke

A pair of GP4000's for $140 otd. hurt like hell...

A pair of GP4000's for $140 otd. hurt like hell but they ride oh so smooth...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-11, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By andrewluke

I've done that track on a 600 but I have to say...

I've done that track on a 600 but I have to say that I'm truly jealous of you doing it on a bike lol.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-11, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,655
Posted By andrewluke

It was my understanding that the crank arms on a...

It was my understanding that the crank arms on a double reached further out than on a triple. I could be wrong but this is what I was told years ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-11, 06:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,655
Posted By andrewluke

This. I did it for a while with my 6700...

This.

I did it for a while with my 6700 setup and a compact and run the same thing with my Red stuff now. It was way more solid shifting than my Shimano cassette ever was.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-11, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By andrewluke

I had the same problem on the Tiagra, 105, and...

I had the same problem on the Tiagra, 105, and Ultegra series with the external cable routings. Happened with and without gloves. I ended up switching to different style shifters but otherwise, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-11, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By andrewluke

If non-cycling friends don't look at it and...

If non-cycling friends don't look at it and cringe, it's probably too padded.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-11, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By andrewluke

I've been doing a lot in the 55-70 range this...

I've been doing a lot in the 55-70 range this past couple weeks and normally, I take one of those little bottles filled with Hammer gel (4 servings) and a pack of Cliff Shot Roks for something a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-11, 05:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,556
Posted By andrewluke

If I frequent there for any amount of time, yes. ...

If I frequent there for any amount of time, yes. Just passing through, no.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-11, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By andrewluke

Mount Baldy, CA -Big ass mountain. That's...

Mount Baldy, CA
-Big ass mountain. That's really all there is to it.

Monterey/Pacific Grove, CA
-Green and beautiful

Olympic Peninsula, WA
- Green and beautiful
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,354
Posted By andrewluke

Having never really experienced a rear lock on a...

Having never really experienced a rear lock on a bicycle, is it cool to just release the brake or do you just have to ride it out? I know from the motorcycle world, if you ass end gets too far out...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,022
Posted By andrewluke

It's all subjective. I'm 6'2" but found I love...

It's all subjective. I'm 6'2" but found I love to spin so I have 172.5mm cranks after replacing the 175's that came on the bike. You just have to try to see what you like most.

As an aside, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-11, 07:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,354
Posted By andrewluke

Or not weight the seat when you brake.

Or not weight the seat when you brake.
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