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05-02-06, 09:38 AM
Replies: 50
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Posted By 2Rodies

Basso, Ullrich, Valverde in that order. 4th...

Basso, Ullrich, Valverde in that order. 4th Salvodelli (sp), 5th Evans, 6th Vino, 7th Levi, 8th, Landis, 9th Papo, 10th Hincappi.
05-02-06, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By 2Rodies

When I flatted at Ft Davis stage race stage 2 had...

When I flatted at Ft Davis stage race stage 2 had just begun. I lost 3 min getting a new front wheel, which essentially took me out of contention for the podium. If it had been in the last 1 or 2 k...
05-02-06, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By 2Rodies

Here is the best option, sell one of your road...

Here is the best option, sell one of your road frames (keep the drive train) and buy a TT frame. I tried to do the road bike as TT bike thing and you just can't get the right fit. I spent a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,504
Posted By 2Rodies

I believe the difference is the 565 has an...

I believe the difference is the 565 has an aluminum bb and the 585 is carbon.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By 2Rodies

Well here how I do it. I put the bike on the...

Well here how I do it. I put the bike on the stand or on the trainer (if it's on the trainer I'll get on and pedal). I'll shift into the gear where it's skipping then I'll pull the rear dr cable...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,504
Posted By 2Rodies

Well it was worth it man...that's a very nice...

Well it was worth it man...that's a very nice ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,504
Posted By 2Rodies

OK that is way to freakn' sweet....I'm really...

OK that is way to freakn' sweet....I'm really starting to disslike you ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,509
Posted By 2Rodies

Yeah I totally agree about the Reynolds. I was...

Yeah I totally agree about the Reynolds. I was going to buy a set of 404's but the more I spoke with guys who have raced them the less enamored I was with buying a set. Vino and several others who...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,509
Posted By 2Rodies

It's hard to say Zipp's have any bling factor...

It's hard to say Zipp's have any bling factor left anymore. When I line up for just about any race they are everywhere to be seen. I can't say I've seen a set of Bora's outside of a shop!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 02:51 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 26,971
Posted By 2Rodies

OK you cheap bastard where are pics and ride...

OK you cheap bastard where are pics and ride report. The two of us have gone through a lot to get that bike, I gotta right to know!!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 02:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,509
Posted By 2Rodies

Reynolds Stratus DV's, roadbike review voted them...

Reynolds Stratus DV's, roadbike review voted them number one in there carbon wheel shoot out. I love mine, and I'm buying a set of the KOM's as well. But for pure 'bling' factor I'd pick Campy...
05-01-06, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By 2Rodies

I don't know the exact wording ( I couldn't find...

I don't know the exact wording ( I couldn't find the rule at the UCI or USCF) but they regulate how far forward you are allowed to be. the tip of your saddle has to be a certain distance from the...
05-01-06, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By 2Rodies

Yeah I did my first "race" TT at Ft Davis and...

Yeah I did my first "race" TT at Ft Davis and allthough I finished 12 out of 49 my time was kind of dissapointing. I actully like TT'ing I find it really fun and challenging. My coach told me that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 01:43 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 5,405
Posted By 2Rodies

I understand the context but it's not an actual...

I understand the context but it's not an actual word.

It is sometimes in your best interest to support a business even if it does not always have the best price. My point is that you may need that...
05-01-06, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By 2Rodies

Here is a good shot from the ToC. ...

Here is a good shot from the ToC.


http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2006/feb06/california06/?id=california063/JD_tcastg3_floyd


and another from TdG
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 01:19 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 5,405
Posted By 2Rodies

What does Unefficient mean?

What does Unefficient mean?
05-01-06, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By 2Rodies

Funny it looked less severe at the TdG than it...

Funny it looked less severe at the TdG than it did at the Amgen tour. I know that the UCI looked at it very closely as he was barely legal in the Amgen position. If it works for him great but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 12:55 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 5,405
Posted By 2Rodies

To me complaining about the cost of goods at a...

To me complaining about the cost of goods at a bike shop is like bashing cops or lawyers...they all suck till you need one. At some point you are going to have to go to your LBS for some part or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By 2Rodies

Considering they have only prototypes out in the...

Considering they have only prototypes out in the field it's going to be a bit before we get any real world testing reports. From what I understand the final versions should start to ship this month....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By 2Rodies

Couple of things. What chain are you running? If...

Couple of things. What chain are you running? If you have a magic link make sure it is installed properly. Also I have the same issue with my Powertap wheel. My Campy hubbed wheels have just a...
05-01-06, 10:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,790
Posted By 2Rodies

No doubt he's a much improved rider, he's now...

No doubt he's a much improved rider, he's now matched his climbing skills to match his TT'ing. I really expected Tommy D to drop him on Brasstown but Floyd showed is new found climbing ability and...
05-01-06, 10:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,790
Posted By 2Rodies

If the Tour were only about one rider I'd say the...

If the Tour were only about one rider I'd say the Floyds current level of fittness puts him in the top 5 in the world. However CSC is a better team from top to bottom than Phonak and Basso will have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 10:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,812
Posted By 2Rodies

Velo after watching the TdG on Sunday I think I...

Velo after watching the TdG on Sunday I think I might be buying you some beer! :(
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 10:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,074
Posted By 2Rodies

My coach no longer has me looking at mileage and...

My coach no longer has me looking at mileage and only concentrates on time on the bike. I can ride for 4 hour and have a easier workout than just 60 min on the bike. If you can do 60-90min a day in...
05-01-06, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By 2Rodies

Apparently you and I are the only two BF members...

Apparently you and I are the only two BF members who rate Levi at all. I think he's in with a shout for a top 5 or higher position this July.
05-01-06, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By 2Rodies

Valverde is a better climber and sprinter. Cadel...

Valverde is a better climber and sprinter. Cadel is better a the TT. This years TdF is, on paper, better suited to a time trialist than a climber. This is a tough one but I think Lotto has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-06, 08:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 538
Posted By 2Rodies

Mid 80's cloudless bright blue sky light breeze. ...

Mid 80's cloudless bright blue sky light breeze. Two miles in I ran over a piece of metal and sliced my brand new tire nearly in half. Luckily my riding partner had a boot. The rest of ride was...
04-30-06, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By 2Rodies

Hey nice job! Sounds like you rode hard, smart...

Hey nice job! Sounds like you rode hard, smart and stayed out of trouble.
04-30-06, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 624
Posted By 2Rodies

Well I learned one of two things today: Tom...

Well I learned one of two things today:

Tom Danialson is either over hyped or Floyd has become one hell of climber. If he can regain this form in July I think I'll be buying Veloduo some beer!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-06, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By 2Rodies

I'll have to agree it's bad luck because...

I'll have to agree it's bad luck because everyone, and I mean everyone, was telling me how great these things are. Well I'm back to my Vreds until they wear out.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-06, 11:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,902
Posted By 2Rodies

I have learned to accept my male pattern baldness...

I have learned to accept my male pattern baldness and just cut off the remaining hair. Besides the wife likes the shaved dome.


I want to thank everyone for the more or less tame roasting! ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-06, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By 2Rodies

I just put on my first set and I have had nothing...

I just put on my first set and I have had nothing but horrible luck with them. In less than 300miles they have cut and flatted like they are paper. I'm never going to use them as a training tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-06, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By 2Rodies

The dam isn't so bad and it's the only climb we...

The dam isn't so bad and it's the only climb we do on Sunday. I'll be riding sweep tomorrow as my coach has me doing zone 1-2 all day. If you guys can make it I'd love to meet you!
04-29-06, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By 2Rodies

This is why I love TiVo it's virtually idiot...

This is why I love TiVo it's virtually idiot proof.....being an idiot I can attest to it's near perfect success rate!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-06, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By 2Rodies

If you do the dam loop on Sunday you'll see the...

If you do the dam loop on Sunday you'll see the 360 ride. Better yet come out and join us we roll at 9am.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-06, 08:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,902
Posted By 2Rodies

Hey those are my lucky gloves!!!! I have two pair...

Hey those are my lucky gloves!!!! I have two pair of the matching blues but I don't wear them durring races, red or yellow. Don't ask why because I have no idea, I did the same thing when I raced...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-06, 07:53 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,401
Posted By 2Rodies

Yeah didn't they have some sort of massive ice...

Yeah didn't they have some sort of massive ice cream dish called th zoo or some such thing. I remember going there with my friends for my 10th birthday and ordering one. Thrifty Drug store...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-06, 07:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,902
Posted By 2Rodies

WINNER!!!!!

WINNER!!!!!
04-28-06, 08:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,031
Posted By 2Rodies

Well this winter I had the opportunity to ride...

Well this winter I had the opportunity to ride with Lance for about an hour. He split off from the Disco guys and was heading back to Austin and I rode with him. He was anything but a dick. We...
04-28-06, 04:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,927
Posted By 2Rodies

Campy also makes a 13/26 which might be a good...

Campy also makes a 13/26 which might be a good option.
04-28-06, 03:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,031
Posted By 2Rodies

I'm not sure about the his being a dick part but...

I'm not sure about the his being a dick part but if you've ever read anything about LA the ultra-obsessive/competitive/combative personality has been with him since childhood.

As for Jan being...
04-28-06, 03:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,927
Posted By 2Rodies

For me that would be great gearing on that type...

For me that would be great gearing on that type of course but you should pre-ride it and see how it works for you. I just did a very simular race with that very same gearing, although I added an 11t...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-06, 03:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,200
Posted By 2Rodies

Well last weekend I did a stage race that...

Well last weekend I did a stage race that included a lot of climbing. Sat afternoon stage two:

10miles of 1-3% 5.5 miles of 8-9% .5miles of 15-17%. Gearing 50/34 13/26. Ave rpm for the last 6...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-06, 02:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,165
Posted By 2Rodies

Man that's tough call. I'm a big fan of LOOK...

Man that's tough call. I'm a big fan of LOOK (I've owned two 381/481) but the entire Cervelo line is pretty freakn' sweet. I have to say if my sponsor sold Cervelo I'd have a P3 Carbon and an R3 in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-06, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By 2Rodies

If it's any consolation I ride Deda's (Newtons)...

If it's any consolation I ride Deda's (Newtons) and they are really nice bars.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-06, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By 2Rodies

Hey what kind of racing club is this! ;) ...

Hey what kind of racing club is this! ;)

Actually aside from doing the racers this is great advice. Before jumping into your first race some fast group riding is a must. Getting a feel for being...
04-28-06, 01:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,031
Posted By 2Rodies

Yep! This has been my abuse week, since I just...

Yep! This has been my abuse week, since I just finished my 'A+++' race of the season, I've gone off the hook! Beer, icecream, I even ate a doughnut! I know this sound nutty but I'm 44 competing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-06, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 375
Posted By 2Rodies

Man I love that climb! We used to do that one a...

Man I love that climb! We used to do that one a couple of times a month. Have fun guys!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-06, 12:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,416
Posted By 2Rodies

We roll at 9am Sunday's from 360 Cycleworks (back...

We roll at 9am Sunday's from 360 Cycleworks (back entrance). Come on out, the ride usually splits into two or three groups, fast med and cruise. One of the team will sweep so nobody rides alone if...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-06, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By 2Rodies

I emailed the link to this product to my good...

I emailed the link to this product to my good friend who is an MD. He gave me about 10 good reasons why it won't really do anything to boost your performance so I passed on buying some.
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