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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By topflightpro

Maybe. The difference between triathlons and...

Maybe.

The difference between triathlons and road racing is the surges. If you can handle those, you should be ok. But give it a shot and see what happens. You really won't know until you try it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 440
Posted By topflightpro

Don't forget to budget for shoes, pedals,...

Don't forget to budget for shoes, pedals, bottles, cages, bibs, jersey...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,089
Posted By topflightpro

Yeah, at this point, pretty much any...

Yeah, at this point, pretty much any top-of-the-line (or even middle-of-the-line) frame is going to be more than stiff enough for 99.99 percent of riders. And I doubt any of us could really tell the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By topflightpro

Just fold up a towel and put it under your...

Just fold up a towel and put it under your roller. It will add resistance.
10-07-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,670
Posted By topflightpro

That gravel race sounds like it could be a fun...

That gravel race sounds like it could be a fun event if you had a decent group going. What I'm not sure about is does the registration fee include the lodging or are you expected to either pay the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 886
Posted By topflightpro

SF, going to have to disagree a bit with you....

SF, going to have to disagree a bit with you. Most LBSes, IME, do not have skilled wheel builders. They rarely even have someone competent enough to fix an out of true wheel.

OP, at your weight,...
10-01-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 3,580,858
Posted By topflightpro

Doge, you and Puppy going to Big Bear?

Doge, you and Puppy going to Big Bear?
10-01-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,670
Posted By topflightpro

Have you added anything to your bars recently? ...

Have you added anything to your bars recently?

Several years ago, I bought a cheap out-front mount for a Go-Pro camera. For whatever reason, it created interference between my SRM and PC8, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,074
Posted By topflightpro

Wow OP, that's such an amazing insight. I...

Wow OP, that's such an amazing insight.

I guess all those guys on TT bikes are wasting their time too. They don't need those aero bikes or wheels or bars. They should just pedal faster on stiffer...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,282
Posted By topflightpro

Arundel Dave-O cages frequently pop up on sale...

Arundel Dave-O cages frequently pop up on sale sites like Backcountry or Cheap and Steep. They are totally worth it. I've had a pair of Dave-O cages for 12 years now. They've been on four bikes total...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,779
Posted By topflightpro

Loctite works perfectly when installed properly....

Loctite works perfectly when installed properly. This means applying Loctite, pressing in the bearings. And then leaving the press on the bearings for a full 24 hours as the Loctite cures.

Too...
09-08-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13,952
Views: 740,566
Posted By topflightpro

Wow. 90 was one and a half very large syringes. ...

Wow. 90 was one and a half very large syringes.

It was much larger a few weeks ago and had gone down some after riding last weekend, but I was glad they drained it. The compression wrap is...
09-06-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13,952
Views: 740,566
Posted By topflightpro

Had my hip drained yesterday. They pulled out...

Had my hip drained yesterday. They pulled out about 90ml of fluid, and now I'm wearing a pile of gauze under compression shorts and have an ace bandage wrapped around my waist to try to keep pressure...
09-04-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,137
Posted By topflightpro

It will help with bone density so you are less...

It will help with bone density so you are less likely to break something in a fall.
09-03-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13,952
Views: 740,566
Posted By topflightpro

I rode the trainer three times this weekend. All...

I rode the trainer three times this weekend. All easy spins sitting up since I'm still in a sling. Also, no jersey and only one bib strap up. My right hip was noticeably sore after, but it's nice to...
08-26-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13,952
Views: 740,566
Posted By topflightpro

Went for a walk yesterday. It's the first thing...

Went for a walk yesterday. It's the first thing I've done since I crashed two weeks ago. I still have a massive, swollen lump on my hip. Anyway, it was challenging. My legs just didn't want to work....
08-21-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 34,384
Posted By topflightpro

Had my surgery today. Went well, though the...

Had my surgery today. Went well, though the anesthesia kind of kicked my but.

Anyway, turns out my clavicle was broken into six pieces. Took some effort to really put it all back together.
...
08-19-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5,866
Views: 392,352
Posted By topflightpro

My wife kind of needs a new bike. I've told her...

My wife kind of needs a new bike. I've told her it will be disc. No point in not going disc now - I'm not saying it's needed, but it's clear that is where the industry is going.

Of course, if we...
08-16-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 34,384
Posted By topflightpro

Shoulder specialist saw my x-rays and scheduled...

Shoulder specialist saw my x-rays and scheduled my surgery. Apparently my break is big enough to justify the surgery.
08-10-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 34,384
Posted By topflightpro

Joined the broken collar bone club today. ...

Joined the broken collar bone club today.

Won on the regional track sprint championship then went to do one more race for fun and went down.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,851
Posted By topflightpro

And in 2019, the record exceeded 55kph, so...

And in 2019, the record exceeded 55kph, so another 10% increase in 5 years.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,077
Posted By topflightpro

They're going faster than you. They're...

They're going faster than you.

They're coming from behind you.

Probably not.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,160
Posted By topflightpro

Cables, housing, and bar tape: About once a year....

Cables, housing, and bar tape: About once a year. (When you see the cable strands peeking out the ends of the housing, that's often a sign the housing is worn out.)
Chain: ~2000 miles
Cassette:...
Replies: 732
Views: 62,010
Posted By topflightpro

You're the second person I know to post comments...

You're the second person I know to post comments about the ability to improve as we age. It's giving me a lot of hope, though I doubt I'll ever beat Ethan or Ken.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,578
Posted By topflightpro

I agree with this entirely. My wife will...

I agree with this entirely.

My wife will need a new road bike soon, and I've told her, she is getting disc brakes. Whether she also gets a set of carbon wheels with it is another discussion.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,065
Posted By topflightpro

Aero trumps weight unless you're spending a lot...

Aero trumps weight unless you're spending a lot of time climbing. It doesn't sound like you are doing a lot of climbing, so I say go aero.
07-26-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,670
Posted By topflightpro

Turns out I just need new spark plugs and one new...

Turns out I just need new spark plugs and one new coil. It's not as bad as I feared, though still not cheap.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By topflightpro

Yes, there are. Cannondale Synapse, Specialized...

Yes, there are. Cannondale Synapse, Specialized Roubaix, Trek Domane are all examples of more relaxed geometry bikes you can consider.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By topflightpro

You can also put bar ends on your flat bars if...

You can also put bar ends on your flat bars if you need additional grip positions.
07-23-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,670
Posted By topflightpro

We have so much stuff, and I really want to live...

We have so much stuff, and I really want to live a more minimal lifestyle. My wife and I were talking a few weeks ago about getting rid of all the fancy china we got for wedding gifts, as well as our...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,416
Posted By topflightpro

Cycliq Fly12. Light and camera in one.

Cycliq Fly12. Light and camera in one.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By topflightpro

A lot of manufacturers now use proprietary...

A lot of manufacturers now use proprietary seatposts, particularly on aero frames. I wouldn't let that be a determining factor.

Several years ago, Specialized released its SCS road disc wheel...
07-11-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13,952
Views: 740,566
Posted By topflightpro

BTS, sounds like you're ready to do your first...

BTS, sounds like you're ready to do your first crit on Saturday.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By topflightpro

There are way too many variables to answer that...

There are way too many variables to answer that question succinctly.

If you start tracking your workouts and using analytics software, you can start to see how your chronic (CTL) and acute (ATL)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,678
Posted By topflightpro

If something new were coming out during the tour,...

If something new were coming out during the tour, there'd already be leak photos of it somewhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,541
Posted By topflightpro

There is no reason why you cannot ride 3-wide in...

There is no reason why you cannot ride 3-wide in one lane. How do you manage when people rotate off the front? At times, it would be 4 wide. Maybe you need to ride a tighter double pace line?

And...
Replies: 34
Views: 6,060
Posted By topflightpro

Or maybe it just means he's not a great bike...

Or maybe it just means he's not a great bike handler?
06-19-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13,952
Views: 740,566
Posted By topflightpro

94" isn't bad for a mass start race.

94" isn't bad for a mass start race.
06-19-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13,952
Views: 740,566
Posted By topflightpro

What lesson did you teach them? That if they ride...

What lesson did you teach them? That if they ride off the front, you'll ride off the front faster?
06-11-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 34,384
Posted By topflightpro

They're certainly more relatable.

They're certainly more relatable.
06-03-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,793
Posted By topflightpro

Someone once told me if you're not moving up in...

Someone once told me if you're not moving up in the group, you're moving backward. In my experience, that has pretty much always proven true. So, if you want to hold a position near the front, you...
05-30-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13,952
Views: 740,566
Posted By topflightpro

T-Monk, I am more intrigued by the garage. It...

T-Monk, I am more intrigued by the garage. It looks like a bed frame behind you with a car of the same color behind it? And I noticed the person doing laundry.
05-28-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13,952
Views: 740,566
Posted By topflightpro

And here on the East Coast, I will sweat out 3...

And here on the East Coast, I will sweat out 3 pounds walking out to get the mail.
05-17-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,670
Posted By topflightpro

BTS, you won't know how you stack up until you go...

BTS, you won't know how you stack up until you go do the race.
05-17-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,668
Posted By topflightpro

In our early season races, we moved from payout...

In our early season races, we moved from payout each day to making it a series payout, which encourages people to attend both days.

But, we also created trophies. They are homemade and kind of...
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By topflightpro

I think you're going to be hard pressed to find...

I think you're going to be hard pressed to find anything noticeably better in that budget.

You could probably find a used Specialized Langster Pro, Felt Tk2/3 Bianchi, Cinelli, Fuji, or a...
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