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Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-11, 11:30 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,249
Posted By Murrays

The great thing about Madison is we'll go on a 60...

The great thing about Madison is we'll go on a 60 mile group ride tomorrow and likely encounter maybe 50 cars total (I've been on similar rides with less than a dozen). Every 5 miles or so, there...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-11, 11:16 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,249
Posted By Murrays

When you find any riding as great as it is here,...

When you find any riding as great as it is here, let me know where it is.

-murray
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,249
Posted By Murrays

Winter is for cross training. Besides, I'd...

Winter is for cross training.

Besides, I'd rather have 9 months of great riding than 12 months of heavy traffic city riding any time.

-murray
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,249
Posted By Murrays

Madison, WI. Home of Trek, Saris among others. ...

Madison, WI. Home of Trek, Saris among others.

Great paths in town, fantastic infinite variety of low traffic roads in the country. Not too hilly, not too flat. What more could a cyclist...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-09, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By Murrays

This part bares repeating since it's counter...

This part bares repeating since it's counter intuitive. Moving your saddle BACK (away from the stem) will reduce the load on your arms and hands which should reduce your hand pain.

This article...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-09, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 948
Posted By Murrays

I've deduced that my Garmin (60CSx) is less...

I've deduced that my Garmin (60CSx) is less accurate than my computer, though it's off much less than your results. I found that my Garmin added around .01-.02 per 10 miles and I chalk it up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-09, 09:54 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,405
Posted By Murrays

I have Chris King hubs which are known for the...

I have Chris King hubs which are known for the resistance of the bearing seals. I can still coast down hill with people that weigh 50% more than me (I'm 135 lbs) and I have no aero equipment.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 10:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,405
Posted By Murrays

Another factor that makes a lighter wheel...

Another factor that makes a lighter wheel <i>feel</i> faster is that it takes less effort to rotate the lighter wheel perpendicular to its axis. IOW, when you stand and rock your bike back and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-09, 10:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,175
Posted By Murrays

Yeah, I have a friend who has trouble keeping a...

Yeah, I have a friend who has trouble keeping a signal, but then he's using a magnet different than the one that came with my unit.

I'd say I keep a signal at least 99.9% of the time.

-murray
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-09, 06:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,175
Posted By Murrays

True enough, but the Sigma is one of the few...

True enough, but the Sigma is one of the few computers that I've found that displays AVE speed to .01 mph which, to me, is much more valuable that current speed precision. Point being, it doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-09, 11:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,175
Posted By Murrays

Yep, count me as another happy Sigma 1606...

Yep, count me as another happy Sigma 1606 wireless user. Somewhere around 10k miles with zero issues. What's not to like??
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,668
Posted By Murrays

I'm sorry to hear about your issues :( You are...

I'm sorry to hear about your issues :( You are absolutely right, it sucks!

No, I can't say I'm completely over it, but I have hit 40 mph on several hills which is way better than I was before. ...
07-02-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 18,341
Posted By Murrays

If Contador is in control at this point or out of...

If Contador is in control at this point or out of contention, I'm betting that Armstrong takes flight on this stage to finally win on Ventoux.

-murray
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,718
Posted By Murrays

You haven't been on RAGBRAI, have you? ...

You haven't been on RAGBRAI, have you?

-murray
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-09, 02:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,668
Posted By Murrays

Update time: I finally took some of the...

Update time:

I finally took some of the advice here and went to a psychologist. After a couple visits and recommendations of relaxation techniques, visualizing decents, etc., I had my doubts on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-09, 03:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,022
Posted By Murrays

Another vote for T9 Boeshield. After 10 years or...

Another vote for T9 Boeshield. After 10 years or so, I have no reason to try anything else.

http://www.boeshield.com/4ozdrip.jpg

-murray
10-22-08, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By Murrays

FYI, this mount looks like a good one for the...

FYI, this mount looks like a good one for the iPhone: http://www.ram-mount.com/mount/bike_mount.htm

I bought one for my Garmin, though I haven't mounted it yet.

-murray
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-08, 04:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,620
Posted By Murrays

I use a Garmin 60CSx, better all around (biking,...

I use a Garmin 60CSx, better all around (biking, hiking, car) than the 705 IMHO. Yeah, it's bigger, but I don't need it on every ride.

Here's the recorded rides I have from this year:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-08, 09:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,635
Posted By Murrays

12-25 here. I know I'd survive with a 34-23 (I...

12-25 here. I know I'd survive with a 34-23 (I rode 39-25 for years), but the large gap between 50-34 means a tight cassette may leave some gaps between the large chainring/small cog and the small...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-08, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 753
Posted By Murrays

Is all your riding in a "root cellar" :lol: ...

Is all your riding in a "root cellar" :lol:

-murray
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-08, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 753
Posted By Murrays

So what if it wears out faster on the rear? As...

So what if it wears out faster on the rear? As you say, the new tire on the rear will likely wear out faster than the one you put on the front. The number of tires you purchase won't change.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-08, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 753
Posted By Murrays

What do you expect to gain by putting the rear...

What do you expect to gain by putting the rear tire on the front?

-murray
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-08, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 753
Posted By Murrays

From the link: This is what I do, keep...

From the link:



This is what I do, keep the newer rubber in front and you will get fewer flats on the front tire.

-murray
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-08, 06:07 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,446
Posted By Murrays

I'm not really proud nor ashamed of my music...

I'm not really proud nor ashamed of my music library, just pointing out the facts. I'm really not interested in filling my HD with music I don't care for. Most of the music comes from CD's my wife...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-08, 06:37 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,446
Posted By Murrays

FWIW, I've paid for 90% of all my music. I doubt...

FWIW, I've paid for 90% of all my music. I doubt most (younger) people with large libraries can say that.

-murray
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-08, 06:20 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,446
Posted By Murrays

I've had iPods since 2001 and the vast majority...

I've had iPods since 2001 and the vast majority of songs in my 4000+ song library have playcounts greater than 20. I listen to my iPod every day at work and a fair amount at home as well.

I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-08, 05:42 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,446
Posted By Murrays

Yeah, I don't know what I'm doing after 65k bike...

Yeah, I don't know what I'm doing after 65k bike miles :rolleyes:

The point is that I'm extra careful to hug the side of the road when I hear a car.

-murray
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-08, 11:36 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,446
Posted By Murrays

Perhaps the traffic here is different than where...

Perhaps the traffic here is different than where you ride. I'm not riding in the middle of the lane, just that I take extra care when a car is approaching (which only happens a couple dozen times...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-08, 11:26 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,829
Posted By Murrays

Yeah, plus anything a reporter writes is...

Yeah, plus anything a reporter writes is completely objective and unedited compared to a live interview :rolleyes:

-murray
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-08, 11:18 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,446
Posted By Murrays

Gotta call BS on this one. I can definitely hear...

Gotta call BS on this one. I can definitely hear most cars behind me and I DO move closer to the edge of the road since I tend to drift to the middle of the lane on occasion. That said, if a car is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-08, 06:55 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,075
Posted By Murrays

Wait a couple weeks and that statement will be...

Wait a couple weeks and that statement will be completely false (the sub-par OS is already false).

I'll make my statement again, all the third party apps in the world are worthless if people don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-08, 04:46 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,075
Posted By Murrays

Flash back a few years and there were lots of...

Flash back a few years and there were lots of products that were promised to be better than iPods. While it may be true that some players did some things better than iPods, the market is owned by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-08, 09:56 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,075
Posted By Murrays

Actually, I've heard that you can go into AT&T,...

Actually, I've heard that you can go into AT&T, buy the cheapest phone and plan, then tell them you want an iPhone. Take the SIM from the cheap phone and slip it into the iPhone. Then, when you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Murrays

I have a Garmin 60Csx, on sale for $300 various...

I have a Garmin 60Csx, on sale for $300 various places (plus maps). I'd recommend something with color that you can upload maps because it will be FAR more useful. I use mine in the car for turn by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-08, 06:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,026
Posted By Murrays

I'm actually quite excited about the iPhone...

I'm actually quite excited about the iPhone development not because I own an iPhone, but because the development tools are very similar to OS X development tools and I believe there will be a "land...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-08, 09:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,026
Posted By Murrays

Oh, I don't fault you for not supporting Macs...

Oh, I don't fault you for not supporting Macs natively and I'm just fine with my bike logs in Excel (been doing it for 20 years).

Now, you might want to put those skills to use porting your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-08, 06:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,026
Posted By Murrays

Sorry, not native on a Mac, no can do. ...

Sorry, not native on a Mac, no can do.

-murray
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-08, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,538
Posted By Murrays

I question this too. From the article: ...

I question this too. From the article:



Couldn't the above symptoms, reaching for the pedal, be resolved by simply lowering the saddle? As has been pointed out, people ride recumbents without...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-08, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Murrays

My mistake, I should have said "I went on a...

My mistake, I should have said "I went on a buddy's century" as in a 102 mile ride that a friend put together.

-murray
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-08, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Murrays

I went on a buddies century Saturday

...and of the 16 riders on the ride, there were 16 different brands of bikes :D

Seven
Serotta
De Rosa
Trek
LeMond
Klien
Cannondale
Cervelo
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-08, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By Murrays

I use a Cronometro Nob XL...

I use a Cronometro Nob XL (http://www.glorycycles.com/crnobcomo.html) to mount mine to the stem:

http://img.skitch.com/20080527-mg4teq93gme11ip4pti4e21mbm.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-08, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By Murrays

I couldn't find a similar page in the Vista HCx...

I couldn't find a similar page in the Vista HCx manual, but from: http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/GPSMAP60CSx_OwnersManual.pdf

http://img.skitch.com/20080527-eabnqqmi7f7qbdhff55j219b8b.jpg

Also,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-08, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By Murrays

I get total elevation gain on my 60CSx so I...

I get total elevation gain on my 60CSx so I assume you can get it on your Vista HCX.

On my 60CSx, I hit MENU>DATA FIELDS on either the Trip Computer, Map or Altimeter page and it allows you to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-08, 03:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,352
Posted By Murrays

I didn't see it posted, so here's a link to an...

I didn't see it posted, so here's a link to an excellent article on bike fitting: http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/fitting.htm

Of note, he gives some good advice on fore-aft adjustment (hint, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-08, 09:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 804
Posted By Murrays

60 miles, Madison, WI to Black Earth. 3300 feet...

60 miles, Madison, WI to Black Earth. 3300 feet of climbing. http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/wi/fitchburg/654713627066
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-08, 11:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,220
Posted By Murrays

FWIW, my GPS logged almost 6000 feet of climbing...

FWIW, my GPS logged almost 6000 feet of climbing in two rides, 90 miles this week...Wisconsin isn't as flat as you might think :D

-murray
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-08, 06:24 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,937
Posted By Murrays

I was thinking this morning, my wife's Waterford...

I was thinking this morning, my wife's Waterford top tube was dented about 5" behind the head tube 9 years ago while shipping the bike back from Italy; the stem found a seam in the packing and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,112
Posted By Murrays

I ride with a core group of a dozen or so and our...

I ride with a core group of a dozen or so and our Wednesday night rides are close to full on, a little regrouping at stop signs, but don't expect anyone to wait for you.

Our weekend rides are more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-08, 09:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,220
Posted By Murrays

18 MB isn't too bad, 20 years ago it was, but not...

18 MB isn't too bad, 20 years ago it was, but not any more :D

One thing I like is to look at how my mileage stacks up for the month compared to that month in past years and charts of mileage...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-08, 08:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,220
Posted By Murrays

I'd say the summary of data would be useful 10...

I'd say the summary of data would be useful 10 years from now and maybe looking at intricate data for special rides might be useful, but keeping altitude, HR, power, etc. for every ride doesn't seem...
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