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06-28-07, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By hair07

I'm in a similar position, except I was off the...

I'm in a similar position, except I was off the bike for a month. I've been back on for a week now, and I can say I'm definitely slower. Any tips on what to do? Can I just resume my old riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-06, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By hair07

good deal on French bikes in France?

Hi all,
I'm going to be in Paris this summer. i'm also thinking about getting a new bicycle. Does anyone know if there are good deals to be had in France? i'm wondering if it's cheaper to buy there...
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By hair07

taking a class necessary to get started in track racing?

Hi, i'd like to get started in track racing as we have one not too far from ann arbor mi. my question: is it necessary to take (and pass) some sort of beginners class in racing on the track? i'm...
08-26-05, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By hair07

didn't heras finish like 2 hrs down in the tour?...

didn't heras finish like 2 hrs down in the tour? i'd be impressed if he gained so much form since then. i wouldn't be surprised if he stunk this year. i hope mancebo does well.
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By hair07

anyone read czech? http://www.sosenka.cz/

anyone read czech?

http://www.sosenka.cz/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-05, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By hair07

why do long cranks allow you to move the seat up...

why do long cranks allow you to move the seat up and forward? i get that you want steep seat angle so that when you're in the drops your hip angle isn't too tight, but how do long cranks come into...
07-19-05, 03:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,762
Posted By hair07

i guess i agree in spirt w/ alanbikehouston. i'd...

i guess i agree in spirt w/ alanbikehouston. i'd love to see someone take the attitude: win or die trying. although, it kind of sounds like vino is doing that. he keeps attacking and then getting...
07-19-05, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By hair07

anyone hear anything else about this? not that...

anyone hear anything else about this? not that they have to clear it w/ me or anything like that, but i didn't even know anyone was making serious attempts to break the hour record.

i read...
07-17-05, 10:19 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 13,270
Posted By hair07

so, others have said it, but i just wanted to get...

so, others have said it, but i just wanted to get my 2 cents in:
great race by george today. i was watching from the comfort of my couch and he did a hell of a job. love to see a big guy winning the...
07-11-05, 01:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,460
Posted By hair07

my experience w/ fixed gear vs. freewheel + gears...

my experience w/ fixed gear vs. freewheel + gears on group rides w/ roadies:

there's really not too much difference between the 2, output/exertion wise. the main difference for me was on long...
07-06-05, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By hair07

to be less bored on the trainer, i did intervals....

to be less bored on the trainer, i did intervals. it gives you soemthing to think about and really makes the time go much more quickly. plus, it's a good workout.
06-29-05, 09:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,982
Posted By hair07

didn't oln put the giro on streaming media or...

didn't oln put the giro on streaming media or something? maybe they'll do that for the tdf? the place i'm subletting has cable and even tivo, so i was really excited about being able to record the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-05, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By hair07

i used to have that problem. then i removed 2...

i used to have that problem. then i removed 2 links from the chain and it went away. i think i was just lacking proper pressure on the chain. you might try that.
06-28-05, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By hair07

sweating buckets is great. keeps me cool. all i...

sweating buckets is great. keeps me cool. all i need to do is drink lots of water and i can go all day. guys are fainting in this midwest heat and humidity and i'm dripping wet and cool. that said,...
05-19-05, 04:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,986
Posted By hair07

it's clear you have a thing for cunego. you think...

it's clear you have a thing for cunego. you think his haircut's cute, don't you? you're acting like a schoolgirl.
05-03-05, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By hair07

so i'm assuming you're talking about the guy...

so i'm assuming you're talking about the guy named 58vw on this forum? why do you have such a hardon for him? leave the kid alone. go ride a bike. find a girlfriend. whatever. it's sad how you feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-05, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By hair07

ok, thanks. my largest rear cog is like 23 or...

ok, thanks. my largest rear cog is like 23 or something, so it shouldn't be a problem. i don't know if i've ever even used that one, being in michigan and all...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-05, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By hair07

compatability of older campy/shimano/suntour

hi folks,
I've heard that the newer drivetrains of campy and shimano don't mix. something about the spacing and blahblahblah. i've got an older bike w/ downtube friction shifters, and in my mind...
04-27-05, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By hair07

cmon! put spoiler in the title or something!!! ...

cmon! put spoiler in the title or something!!!


sorry, dumb joke.
04-26-05, 08:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,588
Posted By hair07

please help the dumb guy: we can watch the giro...

please help the dumb guy: we can watch the giro on something called la gazzetta? is this on the web? you wouldn't happen to have a few more details? thanks a bunch.

dan
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-05, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By hair07

component group recommendations

Hi folks,
I was hoping to get your thoughts on which component groups might suit me best.

a few details: i'm planning on building a relatively nice racing bike this summer. it will be light,...
04-17-05, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By hair07

good luck and get well.

good luck and get well.
04-17-05, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By hair07

again, just my uninformed opinion, but: rest...

again, just my uninformed opinion, but:
rest days do not equal week off. sorry. take a week off. not a rest day. not an 'easy day'. and what the hell is an endurance ride which turns into an lt...
04-17-05, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By hair07

maybe you should just take a week or 2 off from...

maybe you should just take a week or 2 off from riding.

i know very very little about optimal training etc, but: what you just said in the above post is 'unusual' and 'strange'. take a break....
04-12-05, 01:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By hair07

my experience w/ crits: nothing but good....

my experience w/ crits:

nothing but good. i've raced 3 now. admittedly, they're 'training crits', whatever that means, but it's a race. the pace is high. staying in the pack is no problem. trying...
04-08-05, 05:59 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,403
Posted By hair07

yeah, i'm reading these reply's thinking "crap...

yeah, i'm reading these reply's thinking "crap i'm slow". so either you guys are just very very strong, or what my uncle says is true: you always think your average speed is higher than what it...
03-29-05, 12:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By hair07

how long has it been? i won't get all...

how long has it been? i won't get all philosophical on you, but the drivetrain on a well set up track bike is a thing of beauty. it's so simple, runs so smoothly, and is so efficient.
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By hair07

i would love to see it. wish it was on tv or the...

i would love to see it. wish it was on tv or the inet or soemthing like that. i love watching the sprints. oh well. enjoy.
03-09-05, 08:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,468
Posted By hair07

good point. sorry if i started some crap. boonen...

good point. sorry if i started some crap. boonen rocks. i still can't get over the avg speed of 32 mph in the 2nd stage. amazing. i've not heard of the guy who won the 3rd stage. anyone know anything...
03-07-05, 07:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,468
Posted By hair07

2 questions: would eddy merckx be able to win the...

2 questions: would eddy merckx be able to win the tdf today if he were riding? I could imagine that the specialization of armstrong's rivals would be too much for him. when he raced, everyone raced...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,536
Posted By hair07

that sounds really cool. i would love to see a...

that sounds really cool. i would love to see a race.
02-24-05, 07:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By hair07

less school would probably help my disposition....

less school would probably help my disposition. and can a brother get a snow plow, or what? it snows, no one plows, the cars pack it down, it turns to a sheet of ice, and it sticks around for a week...
02-24-05, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By hair07

is that the place in manchester or rochester or...

is that the place in manchester or rochester or whatever? bloomer park? i didn't make it last year, but i really want to go this year. do you know about when the season starts there? i'm really...
02-23-05, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,280
Posted By hair07

i guess part of my question was: why do 1 or 2...

i guess part of my question was: why do 1 or 2 long rides per week, if competition will be 1 hr max?

don't get me wrong, i really like going on long bike rides and miss it. if i could, i'd be out...
02-23-05, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,280
Posted By hair07

training for criterium and shorter road races

hi folks, i was thinking while sitting on the spinn bike today:

seems like most criteriums are short. < 1 hr. some road races are longer at like 30-50 miles, but 30 is still not too bad. hour and...
02-23-05, 07:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By hair07

i'm in ann arbor. i hate it; it's a dump. i know...

i'm in ann arbor. i hate it; it's a dump. i know ann arbor isn't detroit, but it's w/in riding distanced, so what the hell. the 2 times i've been to detroit, i've enjoyed it. looks like the tigers...
02-22-05, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,508
Posted By hair07

heart rate monitor's are ok. seem to be pretty...

heart rate monitor's are ok. seem to be pretty useful tools. at least for me, it doesn't really tell me much i didn't allready know. it just is a little more accurate than: 'wow, i'm getting pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-05, 08:15 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,394
Posted By hair07

Note: buy any color shoos you like and just buy...

Note: buy any color shoos you like and just buy some white spraypaint. don't have to worry aobut keeping them clean: just paint over the dirt.

i paint mine silver because i think it's sexy.
02-18-05, 07:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,044
Posted By hair07

for whatever it's worth: i'm in 1st year phd...

for whatever it's worth: i'm in 1st year phd program now, and maybe your experience will be different than mine(I hope for your sake), but i have just about no time to ride. i can sometimes find an...
02-16-05, 07:44 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 21,387
Posted By hair07

black boss??? ...

black boss???

http://www.angelfire.com/wa/salmonid/images/blackboss.JPG
02-16-05, 09:16 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,808
Posted By hair07

i'm curious: did people feel this way about...

i'm curious: did people feel this way about merckx? not only did he win 5 tours, he won just about everything else throughout the year. were people sick of his domination? i read stories about him...
02-13-05, 08:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 613
Posted By hair07

doing the 2x20 anaerobic threshold test

I tried the stickied 2x20 test today just for fun. the number i got is 175, which i think is probably very close to as hard as i could have gone. it was the first time i've done the test, so maybe i...
02-13-05, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,212
Posted By hair07

cute

cute
02-10-05, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By hair07

my favorite bike is my schwinn wolrld sport (just...

my favorite bike is my schwinn wolrld sport (just so you know, it's competition is an 80's nishiki road bike and one of the newer fuji track/road bikes). the schwinn just feels right. the only...
02-09-05, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,228
Posted By hair07

not gross?

not gross?
02-03-05, 08:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,519
Posted By hair07

any reason you give that particular metric? i'm...

any reason you give that particular metric? i'm just curious; i havn't heard of body fat as a guideline for when training periods begin and end.
02-02-05, 06:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,322
Posted By hair07

wow, way to really read into someones' comment. ...

wow, way to really read into someones' comment.

i liked the phonak team last year: i thought it was great in that team time trial (musta been the tour) where they finished so well despite...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-05, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By hair07

i agree: they're not the most comfortable tires,...

i agree: they're not the most comfortable tires, but they serve their purpose well. i have the 28's on my bike now and they're heavy and hard and whatever, but i don't even think about flats anymore....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-05, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By hair07

another vote for swimming. it can be boring, but...

another vote for swimming. it can be boring, but it's incredibly difficult and great exercise. makes youre lungs feel like they're on fire. also, it's nice that you don't have to swim that long to...
Replies: 39
Views: 4,739
Posted By hair07

given that the hour record is done solo, does one...

given that the hour record is done solo, does one really need a true track bike for the event? that is, i was under the impression that the steep angles were largely due to the fact that quick...
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