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Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-06, 08:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,254
Posted By danch

Well, Happy Birthday! Unfortunately I'll be...

Well, Happy Birthday!

Unfortunately I'll be out of town this weekend doing the fambly thing. Hopefully the next one I'll be able to make it again.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-06, 09:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,503
Posted By danch

Nope not rocket science. Neither is not being a...

Nope not rocket science. Neither is not being a prick.
01-14-06, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By danch

Demonstrate please. I think that you're assuming...

Demonstrate please. I think that you're assuming that bikes can decellerate over 1G and/or that Cars 'on the market' cannot.



Sure, but the car can clamp harder on its disks than the bike can,...
01-14-06, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By danch

4 wheels and a low center of gravity will do it....

4 wheels and a low center of gravity will do it. Way over 1.5 g, for F1 cars (whose tires are as 'rubber' as anything else - i.e not much)
01-14-06, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By danch

Only two nits to pick there; the car has better...

Only two nits to pick there; the car has better brakes, the bike just has much less mass.

I really don't think you're going to get much over 1 G on any normal two wheeled vehicle, and that would...
01-14-06, 04:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 45,808
Posted By danch

Damn right! my butt can barely take 2 hours on...

Damn right! my butt can barely take 2 hours on the trainer (with 'butt breaks' every 20-30 minutes!), let alone the kind of stints they put in!
01-14-06, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By danch

Damn, sounds like a fun project! On the...

Damn, sounds like a fun project!

On the training side, I'd start off by reading books by cycling coaches - probably Joe Friel's Training Bible maybe a Carmichael book. That will give you some...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-06, 04:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,503
Posted By danch

Sonny probably even got the briefing at the bike...

Sonny probably even got the briefing at the bike shop.



Not exactly. Stick shift is part of our cultural context. Most people know that a clutch has something to do with another pedal on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-06, 10:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,976
Posted By danch

They're covering the Disco sticker. Discovery...

They're covering the Disco sticker. Discovery doesn't make the bikes. If Discovery sponsored them, I'm sure they'd be happy to run the stickers.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-06, 09:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,976
Posted By danch

Duct tape. Electical tape would fall off way too...

Duct tape. Electical tape would fall off way too easy.
01-08-06, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By danch

It _can_ be calculated based on speed and...

It _can_ be calculated based on speed and terrain. Here's an online calculator http://www.kreuzotter.de/english/espeed.htm.

Bear in mind that the calculation is only as accurate as the numbers you...
01-08-06, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By danch

a lot of cycle computers have available rear...

a lot of cycle computers have available rear wheel kits to pick up speed and tell you distance, etc. If your goal is to lose weight, that's not necessary, but it is nice to see progress. I use a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-06, 12:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,361
Posted By danch

And then if you do, it may be assault.

And then if you do, it may be assault.
01-06-06, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By danch

Ultimate ride field test isn't a 20 minute TT,...

Ultimate ride field test isn't a 20 minute TT, it's 2 3 milers, averaged. That'll make a difference.

If you are doing 3 miles in 20 minutes, nevermind these workouts! ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-05, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By danch

Well, I got a new signature out of it!

Well, I got a new signature out of it!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-05, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By danch

I'm bummed I couldn't make it. 'course, that...

I'm bummed I couldn't make it. 'course, that would have brought the OCP factor _way_ down!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-05, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 848
Posted By danch

That's odd. Usually the church and the bar are...

That's odd. Usually the church and the bar are right next to each other.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-05, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,417
Posted By danch

"D'oh!" "A deer!" ...

"D'oh!"
"A deer!"
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-05, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By danch

Don't hold tight. Relax. The bike has some...

Don't hold tight. Relax. The bike has some self-stabalization build into the front end geometry and hanging on tight can get interfere with that.

From my experience on motorbikes, transferring...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-05, 10:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,256
Posted By danch

15th I _could_ make. I was kind of keeping it...

15th I _could_ make. I was kind of keeping it open for a chess tournament that day, but there's always been a pretty good chance that I'd blow that off anyway.
09-30-05, 08:26 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,658
Posted By danch

He meant as in the second definition under...

He meant as in the second definition under technology: "Posting derogatory messages about sensitive subjects on newsgroups and chat rooms to bait users into responding."
09-29-05, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By danch

You can do a lot with small changes to your diet,...

You can do a lot with small changes to your diet, especially if you excercise. I dropped from 245ish to about 205 over one year just be snacking smarter (fruit and lower-fat items), cutting down on...
09-28-05, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By danch

Or maybe they're just happy because you don't...

Or maybe they're just happy because you don't make them think "Should I hassle this person, or just let them get run over?"
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-05, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By danch

I've found that higher RPMs are easier with more...

I've found that higher RPMs are easier with more resistence. You might also have a bit of a gap in your gearing that makes it difficult to hit your leg's sweet spot at that speed
09-27-05, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By danch

Then there are the active people who are still...

Then there are the active people who are still trying to wake up with that third cup of coffee! <raises hand> ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-05, 07:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,697
Posted By danch

Actually, I think the problem is more that he was...

Actually, I think the problem is more that he was acting like a normal vehicle when he is nigh invisible. On a bike, you can't assume that people see you just because you're there. You can't assume...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-05, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By danch

Glad it didn't end any worse for you. I have to...

Glad it didn't end any worse for you. I have to say, the contrast between your posts and those of some other teenagers one this board is pretty striking. You seem like a wise, well-spoken young man....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-05, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By danch

7 7/8 head here - I where a Giro, don't know...

7 7/8 head here - I where a Giro, don't know model offhand. I might look ridiculous, too, but on that count my helmet is the least of my problems ;)

My problem is getting the straps tight enough...
09-24-05, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By danch

I know one of ours in town here has a very...

I know one of ours in town here has a very similar deal. Most will do some form of fitting, although the definition of 'professional' varies quite a bit ;) Free tune ups for life is pretty generous,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-05, 08:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,256
Posted By danch

10/22 or 10/23. 10/16, maybe

10/22 or 10/23. 10/16, maybe
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-05, 07:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,256
Posted By danch

Cool! Got it pencilled in, looking forward to it.

Cool! Got it pencilled in, looking forward to it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-05, 06:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,233
Posted By danch

Yeah, that's kinda what I mean - I can spin maybe...

Yeah, that's kinda what I mean - I can spin maybe a little over 120 without bouncing, but to push up over that, I need to be accellerating (I can't just shift into an easier gear) otherwise I start...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-05, 06:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,233
Posted By danch

We just need more practice, you and I.

We just need more practice, you and I.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-05, 12:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,233
Posted By danch

<thread-jack> Is it just me, or is it easier to...

<thread-jack>
Is it just me, or is it easier to spin smoothly with load than without? I've found I need a certain amount or resistance when I spin up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-05, 12:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,233
Posted By danch

150 rpm is probably doable by most anyone with...

150 rpm is probably doable by most anyone with practice. I've hit 160 RPM momentarily (in like a 42x15 or 17 or something at 25ish mph on a flat)

I don't know why you'd spin that fast on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-05, 01:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,301
Posted By danch

Been wondering myself, how much of that is in the...

Been wondering myself, how much of that is in the looker, and how much is in the eye of the beholder. The prototype "Look" was a pretty long appraisal of Ulrich by Armstrong. I never see anything...
09-22-05, 11:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,591
Posted By danch

Very insightful post, Paul. I think that begins...

Very insightful post, Paul. I think that begins to get to the core of the matter, rather than the superficial symptoms.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-05, 11:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,301
Posted By danch

Actually, that quote is one of the more...

Actually, that quote is one of the more insightful things the young man has said. (and I'm not bagging on him when I say that!)
09-22-05, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By danch

A sensible lifestyle will never make 'fad' status...

A sensible lifestyle will never make 'fad' status - it requires a (small) sacrifice of luxury items, and a change in behavior. Fad diets become popular because people want to believe in magic. People...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-05, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,636
Posted By danch

Even on car tires, tread isn't for grip, it's to...

Even on car tires, tread isn't for grip, it's to clear water. That's why they race on slicks (in the dry)
09-22-05, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By danch

I'm the same way in that I cheat on my recovery...

I'm the same way in that I cheat on my recovery rides and push. I don't feel physically bad on recovery rides, though. Maybe when you're not pushing, your weight distribution is different (less...
09-22-05, 07:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,163
Posted By danch

She needs help, indeed. Unfortunately she seems...

She needs help, indeed. Unfortunately she seems to _want_ magic.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-05, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,048
Posted By danch

Absolutely on the high cadence, and I agree that...

Absolutely on the high cadence, and I agree that the unilateral weight training is very interesting. It seems like that would have benefits beyond merely strength.



OK. I'd think that the tilt...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-05, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,048
Posted By danch

from the article (right at the end) "Weight...

from the article (right at the end) "Weight training for enduros - the same strategies apply but maximal strength and power are less critical. All endurance riding, even the bunch sprint at the end,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-05, 01:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,613
Posted By danch

Last winter I had two fans - one on my face, one...

Last winter I had two fans - one on my face, one on my back. And a couple towels, and a bunch of water. The longest I went was an hour and a half - the lack of variety in motion really got to my butt...
09-21-05, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By danch

Seen this advise before. How is putting snot in...

Seen this advise before. How is putting snot in my pocket less gross? ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-05, 08:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,613
Posted By danch

I'm betting your back would give you fits real...

I'm betting your back would give you fits real quick.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-05, 03:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,301
Posted By danch

Hey! :mad: That was my turn around point! I'd...

Hey! :mad: That was my turn around point! I'd already decided that that's how far I was going...all the sneezing and wheezing and calliope sounds had nothing to do with it!
;) :p
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-05, 03:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,613
Posted By danch

Mind numbing I don't mind - it's the butt-numbing...

Mind numbing I don't mind - it's the butt-numbing that I hate about trainer rides!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-05, 02:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 916
Posted By danch

I always have a tube or two and a 'stick-n-pray'...

I always have a tube or two and a 'stick-n-pray' (self-adhesive) style patch kit, a multitool, and a pump.
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