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Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-08, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By sarsparilla

I recommend watching "tsa gangstaz" on youtube,...

I recommend watching "tsa gangstaz" on youtube, so you can fully understand how the tsa works. I'd link to it but it's not exactly safe work safe
Forum: Northeast
02-27-08, 01:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By sarsparilla

Spring Break riding destinations?

Hi all. I was wondering if anyone could recommend any spring break riding destinations in the northeast. I am from Worcester County, MA and have been spoiled the last few years with being able to...
07-27-06, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By sarsparilla

I like mine because it's all paid off :) and it...

I like mine because it's all paid off :) and it gets me from A to far away B... albeit slowly and clumsily.

What do you think your lbs would say if you brought them an 2wd bike and asked them to...
07-27-06, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By sarsparilla

I like my jeep :) I'd like to take one for...

I like my jeep :)

I'd like to take one for a test ride just for the experience. I feel bad for the person that buys that though.
07-26-06, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By sarsparilla

no bmx for me. The guys at work keep telling me...

no bmx for me. The guys at work keep telling me to get one but I don't really have the time to ride another bike... or do I?
07-24-06, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By sarsparilla

I fractured a vertabre in my back about 5 years...

I fractured a vertabre in my back about 5 years ago and if it gets hit hard the wrong way it can bring me to my knees in pain and I will have to rest it for about a week so I can twist my back...
07-21-06, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,068
Posted By sarsparilla

A buddy of mine will put shampoo in his hair and...

A buddy of mine will put shampoo in his hair and lather it all up, then put his helmet on while he is in the shower and move it all around to get the soap in the pads, then he rinses it and leaves it...
07-20-06, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By sarsparilla

From everything I've read it sounds like it will...

From everything I've read it sounds like it will be more expensive than current XTR but less expensive than X.0 I haven't seen anything on official prices though.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-06, 07:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 938
Posted By sarsparilla

I have on. A Giant Anthem full suspension...

I have on. A Giant Anthem full suspension mountain bike. It gets about 2 rides a week. One fun ride and usually a race.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/tidor/P1000658RESIZED.jpg

Sorry, I...
07-13-06, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,904
Posted By sarsparilla

Road riding is not all that bad... especially if...

Road riding is not all that bad... especially if you can get out with a group of people. Then it's a whole new animal that can be just as fun.

Also, I am riding better through the technical stuff...
07-13-06, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,904
Posted By sarsparilla

So true, I am on my mtb once a week other than...

So true, I am on my mtb once a week other than race day and that is for the shop fun ride. I am still usually on the road bike later in the day because the fun ride isn't too demanding.
07-13-06, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,904
Posted By sarsparilla

get out on the road and ride, ride, ride. The...

get out on the road and ride, ride, ride. The first time that I heard this I was like "what help will the road do, I'm mountain biking" but road riding has helped my endurance a ton. I would also say...
07-12-06, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 394
Posted By sarsparilla

Every monday morning we have a small group that...

Every monday morning we have a small group that gets together and rides rides at places that are different from the norm. We also try to take one special trip that is FAR from the norm. This year we...
07-12-06, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By sarsparilla

+1, a little under a season for my last pair.

+1, a little under a season for my last pair.
07-11-06, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By sarsparilla

Cadence varies an aweful lot on a mountain bike...

Cadence varies an aweful lot on a mountain bike depending on terrain, so it's hard to say. I would probably say that average cadence on my mtbon like a fireroad would be around 75-80. On singletrack...
07-10-06, 05:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 621
Posted By sarsparilla

:) yeah, I was really busy with school, work and...

:) yeah, I was really busy with school, work and hockey for a while. Now I'm done with ALL of those (starting work at the lbs on wednesday) so I have plenty of time left over for BF. I've also been...
07-09-06, 08:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 621
Posted By sarsparilla

Yeah, They rent Kona Dawgs (I'm pretty sure...

Yeah, They rent Kona Dawgs (I'm pretty sure that's what they were) and like Mael said, They had the brakes set up regular and switched them to moto style for the guy from NZ.
07-09-06, 02:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 621
Posted By sarsparilla

I run mine regular, but I went up to killington...

I run mine regular, but I went up to killington with a guy from New Zealand and he had to ask the guy there to switch the brakes over.
07-07-06, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By sarsparilla

That happened to me too when I was looking for a...

That happened to me too when I was looking for a top fuel. Not many shops carry them in stock and Trek said I would have to wait until September! I ended up going with a different brand. Glad you...
07-07-06, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 340
Posted By sarsparilla

Sonic is so cool though! Decibal looks like a...

Sonic is so cool though! Decibal looks like a sweet helmet too. I like the huge vents.
07-06-06, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 468
Posted By sarsparilla

I haven't had any problems with my eggbeaters at...

I haven't had any problems with my eggbeaters at all, They are my favorite pedals I've used on my mountain bike. I liked my ATACs as well but after I got eggbeaters I was sold. their performance in...
07-06-06, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 340
Posted By sarsparilla

I have been happy with my Bell Ghisallo. It's...

I have been happy with my Bell Ghisallo. It's pretty lightweight and has good ventilation. If I were to buy a helmet now though I would probably choose to go with a Sweep R because its lighter, has...
07-03-06, 01:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 680
Posted By sarsparilla

I second portis' reccomendation for the...

I second portis' reccomendation for the eggbeaters. They aren't adjustable (the cleats can be turned around to have more/less float though) but they shed mud and anything else like crazy. Best pedals...
07-03-06, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By sarsparilla

wow 600 racers. I wish we got turnouts like that...

wow 600 racers. I wish we got turnouts like that here. Sounds like a blast and you did well. Racing is addicting like lowcel said... good luck with the upcoming ones.
07-03-06, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By sarsparilla

I've been using eggbeaters for over a year now...

I've been using eggbeaters for over a year now and have noticed a little wear on my shoes, but nothing that hinders performance at all.
07-03-06, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 317,361
Posted By sarsparilla

I've had this for about a month and a half. Don't...

I've had this for about a month and a half. Don't worry it's had plenty of mud on it, but I just gave it a bath...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/tidor/P1000658RESIZED.jpg
...
07-03-06, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,680
Posted By sarsparilla

I use a high pressure hose with a nozzle that...

I use a high pressure hose with a nozzle that fans the water out so it's not a straight stream. I wake my wheels off and am careful around the fork, rear shock, and bottom bracket. To dry it off I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-06, 07:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,978
Posted By sarsparilla

I love it. Not the best thing to pick up chicks...

I love it. Not the best thing to pick up chicks with at the beach but other than that it's great :)
06-28-06, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 351
Posted By sarsparilla

I almost never use my lockout. I wil use it if...

I almost never use my lockout. I wil use it if there is a climb on the road that takes me from trailhead to trailhead but thats it. I have to turn a dial on the right side of my crown to do it so it...
06-27-06, 12:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,219
Posted By sarsparilla

My race season is going great so far. There have...

My race season is going great so far. There have been 3 NECS points races so far and I've done good so far. This is my first season racing with the Sport 18-26 group

race #1 - Glocester Grind -...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-06, 08:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 693
Posted By sarsparilla

I use these... ...

I use these...
http://pricepoint.com/images/styleImages/D_055%20PROBC2.jpg

Cost me $2.98 a piece at pricepoint. I've been using them since mid last season with no crack problems.
05-26-06, 09:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,612
Posted By sarsparilla

I ride both. At first I wasn't sure if I would...

I ride both. At first I wasn't sure if I would like it, but the more I did it the more I started to enjoy it. Riding with groups is also really fun. It also makes me appreciate it A LOT more when I...
05-23-06, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By sarsparilla

That race was my first road race ever (cat 5...

That race was my first road race ever (cat 5 obviously), I left right before the cat 3s. That looked nasty though.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-06, 07:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,411
Posted By sarsparilla

We start at 6:30a on Saturdays when there are no...

We start at 6:30a on Saturdays when there are no races going on. This works great for all of us because we usually get back between 9 and 10 and then I can be at work for 11 (No nice Mon-Fri 8-5...
04-18-06, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By sarsparilla

Okay, thanks for your help guys. I went down and...

Okay, thanks for your help guys. I went down and talked with the manager of the shop that our club is run out of and he agreed with what merlin said, that I should race with the Cat 5s, for the same...
04-18-06, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By sarsparilla

First race coming up - registration question

I'm planning on making my first appearance at a road race this sunday (Adelphia gran prix, Plymouth Ma) and have a question about the registration. I am 18 years old, and am on a club team that has...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-06, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 714
Posted By sarsparilla

We've been having nice weather out here, but now...

We've been having nice weather out here, but now it's snowing :( Gotta love New England.
03-15-06, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By sarsparilla

Accord ing to Crank Brothers website the only...

Accord ing to Crank Brothers website the only difference between the Candy C's and the SL's is 14 grams and the C's have a chromoly spindle insted of a stainless steel one so if it were me I'd...
03-15-06, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By sarsparilla

I've used both the time and the eggbeaters. From...

I've used both the time and the eggbeaters. From my experience I liked the eggbeaters much more. The 4-sided entry was nice, but I really liked the feeling of them when I was clipped in compared to...
03-07-06, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By sarsparilla

I have gotten "lost" a few times but we were...

I have gotten "lost" a few times but we were always able to find our way back to the parking space.

One of my friends got really lost though. We were riding and he wasn't feeling well so he went...
03-07-06, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 704
Posted By sarsparilla

1 05.07.2006 Glocester Grind Adlers Pit,...

1 05.07.2006 Glocester Grind Adlers Pit, Glocester, RI
2 06.11.2006 North Shore Classic Bradley Palmer State Forest Topsfield, Ma
3 06.25.2006 Clifford Park Assault Biddeford, ME
4...
08-28-05, 11:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,093
Posted By sarsparilla

You might be able to talk to the shop and say...

You might be able to talk to the shop and say something like "Online I can get this fork for $70, but I'd really like to buy it here. Could I maybe get a bit of a discount on the installation" and...
08-27-05, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By sarsparilla

If you go with the monocog, try to go with the...

If you go with the monocog, try to go with the steel frame. They have a new one with an aluminum frame that would give you one heck of a rough ride I'd imagine. My LBS has one of the steel ones and...
08-22-05, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By sarsparilla

Awesome that you had such a sweet race. Nice...

Awesome that you had such a sweet race. Nice choice on the pedals, I use the SS version. Is the pedal your left one? If it is, the left pedal has to be turned to the Left to tighten it down. Not the...
08-22-05, 08:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,401
Posted By sarsparilla

Pretty sure you can't get just a crossmax rim....

Pretty sure you can't get just a crossmax rim. You have to get the whole wheelset. Or if you did you would have to get the mavic bladed spokes, and then the mavic hub that works with those spokes.
08-22-05, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By sarsparilla

Okay, maybe I'm missing something juniper but I...

Okay, maybe I'm missing something juniper but I think Mael was actually hinting towards the 80mm, saying that if I haven't bottomed it'd probably be a better choice due to the steeper HA. I might be...
08-22-05, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By sarsparilla

Right now I'm using an '01 psylo race and it's...

Right now I'm using an '01 psylo race and it's seen it's share of riding and it has not been working the way it used to and a complete rebuild didn't help matters much. But I can't remember a time...
08-22-05, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By sarsparilla

Will I really miss 20mm?

I'm currently in the market for a new fork. After testing a few out on friend's bikes I've decided that I want to go with a fox rlt. My question though is if I should get the 100mm or the 80mm travel...
08-22-05, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,031
Posted By sarsparilla

For a regular ride I just make sure to eat...

For a regular ride I just make sure to eat something like an hour before I go out. Doesn't matter what so much as long as it's not a lot of dairy.

Longer rides I eat oatmeal and fruit with some...
08-21-05, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By sarsparilla

Congrats on the finish. There were plenty of...

Congrats on the finish. There were plenty of threads with great info on starting up racing, and you said you'd search so there wasn't really any need to repost all of that info.

We need some more...
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