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10-13-14, 09:18 PM
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Posted By kindablue

Haven't been around in awhile, but some of ya'll...

Haven't been around in awhile, but some of ya'll are obsessive as me so...

I'm contemplating of selling my 10 spd red group to upgrade to 11spd DA. The goal would be to stay with the times, try to...
06-06-14, 06:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,364
Posted By kindablue

I love your roadie book! I try to sell as...

I love your roadie book!

I try to sell as much of my stuff as I can when I don't need it anymore. Bikes, wheels, components... yada.
I'm kinda at an impasse right now, my current bike (SL4 with...
06-04-14, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,845
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Posted By kindablue

Anyone have any favorite 3rd party seat posts?...

Anyone have any favorite 3rd party seat posts? The tarmac (SL4) post seat clamp thingy has been screwing with my short seams and comfort. I've been thinking about a zipp post. Any opinions on other...
05-27-14, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 645,156
Posted By kindablue

I ride/race track, dabble with MTB, and only have...

I ride/race track, dabble with MTB, and only have a PM for my road bike. No plans on buying one for the other bikes. More or less I'm trying to re-think how I record my efforts, trying to determine...
05-26-14, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 645,156
Posted By kindablue

I'm looking for ideas... How do you guys record...

I'm looking for ideas... How do you guys record workouts?

I use golden cheetah. Over the past 3 years or so I've been trying to keep a 3 ring binder of daily workouts, race write ups, etc. I've...
05-15-14, 09:51 PM
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Views: 1,020,116
Posted By kindablue

Cool, thanks! I'll try that next time. Just used...

Cool, thanks! I'll try that next time. Just used goof off and elbow grease this time around. I wanted to stay true to the recommendations from zipp.
05-14-14, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24,977
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Posted By kindablue

Glueing tubies has that religious experience type...

Glueing tubies has that religious experience type of feel. For the future, does anyone have suggestions for removing old glue, without consuming 5+ hours of my life?
05-12-14, 06:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,467
Posted By kindablue

Call him out on it..., "What the hell is wrong...

Call him out on it..., "What the hell is wrong with you, that's racist. Go away."
Seems like he was seeking some kind of validation from you two.
He'll probably be pissed after that but if he has...
05-11-14, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By kindablue

Google the new Tarmac - it was just released the...

Google the new Tarmac - it was just released the other day. The new design is size specific.
Tarmac is a great bike.
05-06-14, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9,288
Views: 3,568,439
Posted By kindablue

Getting caught from a failed break at our...

Getting caught from a failed break at our "Koppenberg." I'm the fool smiling in the green.
http://jmfloraphotography.smugmug.com/ACTION/Cycling/Disciplines/Road/Road/Koppenberg-050414/i-SPRt5M6/A
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04-27-14, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3,027
Views: 256,372
Posted By kindablue

First time I've ever seen that Athans video. Wow....

First time I've ever seen that Athans video. Wow. I get the feeling that some folks will never officiate again.
04-24-14, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18,950
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Posted By kindablue

82mi, some hard efforts during, more terrain...

82mi, some hard efforts during, more terrain driven than interval driven. Sat too long waiting for a coffee and a egg sandwich at the 3 hr mark, bonk'd for the better part of 60 minutes after that...
04-23-14, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,014
Posted By kindablue

I started riding in that city, only raced a...

I started riding in that city, only raced a training crit once though, so no useful information on racing per se.
However there is a good group ride on Sundays. Used to be at 7am I think? Not...
04-22-14, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18,950
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Posted By kindablue

3332' of elevation gain in 2 hours this evening....

3332' of elevation gain in 2 hours this evening. 142 TSS. Felt good. Too bad I'm way to fat to ever climb competitively.
04-21-14, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 138,326
Posted By kindablue

I have relatively wide feet, finding a pair of...

I have relatively wide feet, finding a pair of running shoes that accommodates my toe box volume (as you put it) has always been a PIA. I only can run in Mizunos...

Anywho Shimano and Sidi were...
04-04-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 645,156
Posted By kindablue

Jmikami thanks for the insightful response! ...

Jmikami thanks for the insightful response!





Agreed, a lot more variability than I would have liked, intervals 4 and 5 were much too low. I was trying out a new spot for my 3' intervals....
04-02-14, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 645,156
Posted By kindablue

at best I only coasted for a few seconds while...

at best I only coasted for a few seconds while hitting start/stop. I assure you there was no coasting mid VO2 max interval
04-02-14, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8,471
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Posted By kindablue

Normalized power question... So there is quite a...

Normalized power question... So there is quite a bit of variability between normalized power and average power when I'm looking at the chart after my intervals (3'x6). Any thoughts as to why?
Would...
04-01-14, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,028,712
Posted By kindablue

60 miles, got intervals of 20, 20, 13:30, 15 of...

60 miles, got intervals of 20, 20, 13:30, 15 of threshold. Tried to spin threshold whenever else I could.
Finished it up by having some french onion soup at a french cafe.
Good times.

Local...
03-28-14, 06:37 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,915
Posted By kindablue

I've seen a 4 just power off the front in that...

I've seen a 4 just power off the front in that race, but his w/kg was easily at a 2 level (he upgraded after a handful of races). After the "hill" the field is usually gassed and if someone has the...
03-26-14, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,028,712
Posted By kindablue

VO2 3'x6. @ 120%+ I'm starting to think this...

VO2 3'x6. @ 120%+
I'm starting to think this is more of a mental exercise than physical. #3 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) is always the hardest...
Also...
03-26-14, 05:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,915
Posted By kindablue

Depends on a whole lotta stuff. :) If you...

Depends on a whole lotta stuff. :)

If you want to give it a whirl try attacking after a prime when the field is strung out (in a crit). Guys on the front usually don't want to chase.

Another...
03-25-14, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9,288
Views: 3,568,439
Posted By kindablue

371005 Sprint finish! I'm the one on the far...

371005
Sprint finish!
I'm the one on the far left of the picture. Pulled 2nd behind a crazy strong junior who pretty much used our race as a tactical work out. I get the feeling he could have...
03-23-14, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3,193
Views: 167,501
Posted By kindablue

Stazio Crit SM3/4 race 2nd of 120 I made more...

Stazio Crit SM3/4 race
2nd of 120
I made more than my fair share of mistakes, but I'm learning how to sprint. So damn proud of myself I got frozen yogurt on the drive home (flavors were cookies and...
03-21-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18,950
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Posted By kindablue

3x20s. 140 TSS. So proud of myself that I got...

3x20s. 140 TSS. So proud of myself that I got some Chipotle and a Belgian Triple. mmm
03-19-14, 04:35 PM
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Posted By kindablue

Anyone else dread intervals with power? I'm...

Anyone else dread intervals with power? I'm sitting here putting off VO2 max hill repeats as I'm afraid of not hitting my target wattage.

New plan
1) fu allen and coggan
2) I think I'll just...
03-16-14, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9,288
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Posted By kindablue

369245 Somewhere in the middle, not feeling...

369245

Somewhere in the middle, not feeling too great. Oredigger crit SM3.
On the plus side the race was shattered to bits, on the minus side I wasn't able to stick with the top 10.

Pic...
03-14-14, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 645,156
Posted By kindablue

Shrug, those thoughts used to bother me. I'd...

Shrug, those thoughts used to bother me. I'd always fret if I was rested enough for the interval, if I paced it well enough, if I went hard enough.
At this point, I just try to knock out a good 20...
03-12-14, 09:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,541
Posted By kindablue

While CDR and others are in this revived tubular...

While CDR and others are in this revived tubular thread...
Opinions about pre stretching Vittoria tubies? Yes/no? If I were to pre stretch, would it work on a clincher rim?
03-11-14, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,028,712
Posted By kindablue

Props to you guys who flex around lunch rides...

Props to you guys who flex around lunch rides (trying to convey tone is hard on the internets, sorry if that last post about lunch rides read oddly). I probably should mention that I'm lucky enough...
03-11-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,028,712
Posted By kindablue

What the hell do you people do for work where you...

What the hell do you people do for work where you can ride at lunch? I have 30 min tops to eat.
03-10-14, 10:30 PM
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Posted By kindablue

If this was facebook, I'd like that last comment

If this was facebook, I'd like that last comment
03-09-14, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24,977
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Posted By kindablue

As a shill for Psimet (http://psimet.com), give...

As a shill for Psimet (http://psimet.com), give him a holler about track wheels. He's building them these days. Prices are very competitive, especially for his carbon builds.

As for bars, a lot...
03-09-14, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By kindablue

Where do you live? For most of us, there are...

Where do you live? For most of us, there are races we love and some we dislike. Maybe someone in your area could point out a favorite race of theirs.
03-09-14, 09:32 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,731
Posted By kindablue

I saw a flyer for the US grand fondo nat champs,...

I saw a flyer for the US grand fondo nat champs, made me laugh.

Some people just don't understand the beauty of competition. Its sad.
03-09-14, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 645,156
Posted By kindablue

I think that may be a power tap thing. I switched...

I think that may be a power tap thing. I switched out mine for an SRM and the SRM numbers were lower :(
03-06-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,028,712
Posted By kindablue

It all depends... It seems as though your...

It all depends... It seems as though your question really asks about the anatomy of a break and race strategies - which is an awesome topic :)
In short there isn't an actual answer to your question...
03-05-14, 09:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,006
Posted By kindablue

Slightly off topic, but Racing Weight...

Slightly off topic, but Racing Weight (http://racingweight.com/) by Matt Fitzgerald really helped me conceptualize my weight and weight goals. It really hones in on the concept of an endurance...
03-04-14, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 645,156
Posted By kindablue

SRM Question: Anyone else experience the...

SRM Question:
Anyone else experience the display blanking out on you? My PC7 occasionally drops out all together, all reading goes to "0" or to "--." This happened about 5x during my 60 minutes of...
03-04-14, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,028,712
Posted By kindablue

VO2 interval procrastinating... edit: Holy...

VO2 interval procrastinating...

edit: Holy **** 6x2' at 135+ is friggern hard. Failed starting at number 2, only got 1-1:50 into each interval after that. Granted this was the first of the VO2 for...
02-28-14, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 138,326
Posted By kindablue

Have a question about wheels. I have a set...

Have a question about wheels.

I have a set of specialized fusee SLX (2012) wheels, used for two months only (basically DT swiss 240 hubs, aerolite spokes 20/24, and spec rims) weighing in just...
02-25-14, 10:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,046
Posted By kindablue

Second week of build. Starting slowly, but trying...

Second week of build. Starting slowly, but trying to get in at least 3 quality (e.g. threshold specific or hard group rides) a week. I'm starting to sit back and wonder how to structure this build...
02-25-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,028,712
Posted By kindablue

Temp is at 20* and falling... guess I get to...

Temp is at 20* and falling... guess I get to attempt ZCIs on the trainer. Not looking forward to this.

Got in 5x5, only a minute into the sixth before I threw in the towel. Meh, first one of the...
02-24-14, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,020,116
Posted By kindablue

Damn, you folks are getting snippy since I last...

Damn, you folks are getting snippy since I last left...

Removed tubies in prep to glue new ones. Damn they are hard to get off. Guess this means I glued them right.
02-20-14, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,409
Posted By kindablue

I'm 5'10" and 174. Don't go insulting my BMI...

I'm 5'10" and 174. Don't go insulting my BMI foo.
02-13-14, 10:00 PM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,020,116
Posted By kindablue

Its an SL4, good to know about the brakes (SRAM...

Its an SL4, good to know about the brakes (SRAM force, "old" 10 spd version)
02-13-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,020,116
Posted By kindablue

Anyone know if a Specialized Tarmac can...

Anyone know if a Specialized Tarmac can comfortably fit 25mm tires? I'm about to pull the trigger on some tubies but want to make sure.
02-11-14, 07:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,598
Posted By kindablue

I usually have a bottle of mix, bottle of water....

I usually have a bottle of mix, bottle of water. Having supplemental calories/electrolytes to drink seems to really help me out, however I make sure not to dehydrate myself (e.g. drink enough water...
02-06-14, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,028,712
Posted By kindablue

Skiing followed by 3x15 SST on rollers. Boy I'm...

Skiing followed by 3x15 SST on rollers. Boy I'm tired.
02-05-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,020,116
Posted By kindablue

I did that last season... :(

I did that last season... :(
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