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08-17-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By island rider

System Six comes with a power meter?

I love the bike, but I'm a little surprised that they've packaged it with a power meter. It would seem that the market for these bikes is probably primarily made up of people who already have power...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-17, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By island rider

This is why I ask. I was shocked when he said a...

This is why I ask. I was shocked when he said a 51. I've bought more brands than I care to count, and he and I are the same height and inseam. Everything I have ever bought has been 55-57.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-17, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By island rider

Orbea Orca Sizing

A friend is considering an Orbea Orca. He is 5'10 with a 31 inseam and is being guided toward a size 51. Is Orbea wildly different in their sizing than everyone else out there? It seems he should...
09-28-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,198,716
Posted By island rider

Wait, they're not the same guy? Maybe one is the...

Wait, they're not the same guy? Maybe one is the other's father... someone should make a movie about that.
09-28-16, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,198,716
Posted By island rider

Now that's funny. Cold medicine + not paying...

Now that's funny. Cold medicine + not paying attention + ? Would you believe I actually went back and corrected his last name from Sandberg?

Ironically though, much like getting his name right...
09-27-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,198,716
Posted By island rider

Adam Samberg - He's either your thing or he's...

Adam Samberg - He's either your thing or he's not. Or he's kind of your thing in which case you can determine for yourself whether this single thing is truly your thing... or not.
09-20-16, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18,065
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Posted By island rider

Same here. Complete tear down and re-build...

Same here. Complete tear down and re-build annually.
09-06-16, 01:15 PM
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Views: 1,198,716
Posted By island rider

I was thinking about you this weekend when I did...

I was thinking about you this weekend when I did Devil's Kitchen. That's such a stupid road...
08-30-16, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5,775
Views: 372,041
Posted By island rider

I would hate to have to swap cranks in the middle...

I would hate to have to swap cranks in the middle of an omnium... Plus all of my bottom brackets are currently different.
08-30-16, 11:29 AM
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Posted By island rider

Do you SRM guys have more than one? I am...

Do you SRM guys have more than one?

I am having quarq issues. I have two that are several years old now and are apparently bad, and one new last year which is still good. One of the older ones...
08-30-16, 11:02 AM
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Posted By island rider

Stay strong CDR.

Stay strong CDR.
08-18-16, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 86,110
Posted By island rider

I know there are Ebay stores in some areas, but...

I know there are Ebay stores in some areas, but not around here. UPS doing that would surprise me.
08-17-16, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 86,110
Posted By island rider

x3 'cept I don't wanna try track. Too many bikes...

x3 'cept I don't wanna try track. Too many bikes as it is.

(Anyone know somebody who will sell all my spare crap for me (bike and non-bike)? I'd give them a big cut. Like a percentage of all...
08-12-16, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,198,716
Posted By island rider

you know life is going well when you flat during...

you know life is going well when you flat during an interval ... on your rollers.
07-25-16, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

If I were to do two races at the Rent, do I get a...

If I were to do two races at the Rent, do I get a new number, or the same number?
07-14-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

I got screwed with work anyway.

I got screwed with work anyway.
07-14-16, 07:31 AM
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Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

Thanks. I am sorely in need of race experience....

Thanks. I am sorely in need of race experience. (Notwithstanding the display you saw at orchard beach) I am more fit than I've ever been and keep having bad things happen in races, generally because...
07-14-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

No Hartford CCAP race this year. Straight from...

No Hartford CCAP race this year. Straight from the horse's mouth.
07-14-16, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

I was planning on trying tonight for the first...

I was planning on trying tonight for the first time. You think it's worth it?
07-13-16, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

I'm likely seeing Aidan tonight. I'll ask him.

I'm likely seeing Aidan tonight. I'll ask him.
07-12-16, 08:23 AM
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Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

They are putting on the New Haven Grand Prix in...

They are putting on the New Haven Grand Prix in September.
07-12-16, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 86,110
Posted By island rider

I think that's right on point. I could be more...

I think that's right on point. I could be more specific in my descriptions. For instance, Dave Jordan guys always strike me as safe to be around. But hell, maybe it's just me.
07-12-16, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 86,110
Posted By island rider

That was the same guy who almost took out the...

That was the same guy who almost took out the field on like lap 4 of the RR when he took his hand off the bars and was gesticulating wildly in defense of his teammate who violated the double yellow...
07-11-16, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 86,110
Posted By island rider

The "sketchy cornering" in the Crit may have been...

The "sketchy cornering" in the Crit may have been mine. In my defense I was on the inside up front on the last turn when someone decided they really wanted to be where I was. I got pushed out to the...
06-05-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 86,110
Posted By island rider

Funny, I don't remember water in that turn. No...

Funny, I don't remember water in that turn. No rain until I was leaving after the 4s race. Got into my car as the deluge began. I spent the first 5-10 laps of the masters race wondering what I had...
06-04-16, 06:03 PM
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Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

See, this is why I am actually nervous about...

See, this is why I am actually nervous about doing this. Between the course, the rain, the championship and the risk tolerance of racers in proximity of NYC, I'm actually afraid I will be too timid...
06-04-16, 03:54 PM
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Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

I was just planning on latching onto your wheel.

I was just planning on latching onto your wheel.
06-02-16, 02:08 PM
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Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

I'm in the midst of a debate on this one. 35-44...

I'm in the midst of a debate on this one. 35-44 has 9 entries. Cat 4 has 15 entries. If the numbers stay small I have less concern about the NYS Championship leading to increased risk, but a big...
06-01-16, 11:46 AM
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Views: 86,110
Posted By island rider

Nuff said.

Nuff said.
05-31-16, 11:11 AM
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Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

Ha, no. Facebook? If you were looking at Phil's...

Ha, no. Facebook? If you were looking at Phil's feed you might have seen a pic of three guys in kits standing next to each other with me in the middle. I can assure you, when I get on a podium the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By island rider

I'm going to try and do a few days of the Tour de...

I'm going to try and do a few days of the Tour de Suisse Challenge, but the logistics might be a nightmare. I'd love to track down a tour group that could just handle the whole thing for me.
05-16-16, 04:43 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,686
Posted By island rider

Pika Packworks | Bicycle Travel Cases and Bike...

Pika Packworks | Bicycle Travel Cases and Bike Luggage (http://pikapackworks.com/)

I've had great success with it, if you can track down the interview CDR mentioned you'll be able to see why. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-16, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By island rider

This is awesome! Now I need to figure out how to...

This is awesome! Now I need to figure out how to get a bike over there. Bring my own, rent or buy. I am really tempted to buy a Canyon...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-16, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By island rider

Yes, I said buying. What better way to tell the...

Yes, I said buying. What better way to tell the story than ... you know where I got this bike? But renting would be preferable.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-16, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By island rider

Riding Switzerland / watching the Tour de Suisse ... or both

I'll be in Switzerland for business during the tour de suisse. I'll be in Zurich, but will be able to take a few days after meetings to travel a little. I was thinking of getting a bike (buying or...
05-13-16, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 86,110
Posted By island rider

We are hard wired for that. It's why I keep...

We are hard wired for that. It's why I keep thinking basic training would be a fun thing to repeat, or repeating law school would be a good break from real life. It's also the only reason any woman...
05-12-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

Borderline stupid, but I need the practice. ...

Borderline stupid, but I need the practice. Mostly I need to keep the rubber on the road. The rest will work itself out.
05-12-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

I signed up for everything I could (effectively...

I signed up for everything I could (effectively giving them an extra $10 or 20 I know). What I do remains to be seen, but the operating plan right now is do the 4/5 and shatter the field early with...
05-11-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By island rider

Zurich to start, but I may have some freedom...

Zurich to start, but I may have some freedom thereafter.

Awesome though. I didn't realize the timing.
05-11-16, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By island rider

Any special suggestions? You assume...

Any special suggestions?



You assume any of these are mutually exclusive.
05-11-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By island rider

Headed to Switzerland for work. Anyone have suggestions for bike related things...?

I'd love to get my hands on a bike and ride up some crazy mountains. Moreover, I recall there being some brands you can only buy in Europe. I think Canyon used to be Euro only? Anything bike...
05-10-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

I don't think I would survive it well, but I...

I don't think I would survive it well, but I think 2 is do-able and 3 might be a good test for the legs. I'm just trying to decide my goals that day.
05-10-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

I was looking forward to Kermissing but then my...

I was looking forward to Kermissing but then my firm decided they wanted to have our off-site that day lasting until at least 6. "Oh, we are going to discuss the future of the firm. Sorry, can't...
05-10-16, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

Orchard Beach? I think I'm going to do it, but...

Orchard Beach? I think I'm going to do it, but can't decide what fields and how many races.... thoughts (yes I'm still a 4)? It kind of feels like I could race all morning long, and maybe that...
05-02-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

Skipped Lime Rock. Turned out for the best since...

Skipped Lime Rock. Turned out for the best since I spent the day in bed getting sick to my stomach from about noon until about midnight. Like clockwork every hour. It was odd. Wife thinks it was...
04-28-16, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,198,716
Posted By island rider

So, I glued up a set of Vittoria tubulars. I just...

So, I glued up a set of Vittoria tubulars. I just put the wheels on the bike in anticipation of tomorrow's ride. When I did, I noticed that they put the rotational direction arrow pointing in the...
04-28-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

Saturday would mean I could race.

Saturday would mean I could race.
04-28-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

That really does suck. I would have brought the...

That really does suck. I would have brought the family out and done that as a trade off for not doing Bear. Although I would have missed Lime Rock, which I am looking forward to.
04-28-16, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

Well, I signed up not realizing the date and now...

Well, I signed up not realizing the date and now I think I'll end up eating the fee. There is 0 chance I can race on Mother's day and not have it cost me $60,000. (The rough price of a new Volvo...
04-27-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 229,126
Posted By island rider

I think I am sacrificing my bear mountain race...

I think I am sacrificing my bear mountain race fee for the good of my marriage.
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