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07-18-15, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By slynkie

Thanks again for the tips, all. Set it up earlier...

Thanks again for the tips, all. Set it up earlier in the week, tested it today on Okemo. good stuff.

I got teased a bit on a group ride a couple days ago, but I didn't care: ~50 miles w/o having...
07-11-15, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By slynkie

Thanks all for the feedback so far, I appreciate...

Thanks all for the feedback so far, I appreciate it!
Slash5 - 10sp and sticking with it.
07-11-15, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By slynkie

Setting up road bike with MTB parts for hill climb - what can I expect?

Hi all,
I'm re-configuring my gearing for Mt. Washington next month, and I was hoping y'all might share your experiences and expectations for how this might go - or if it's completely daft..
...
10-14-14, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 685,131
Posted By slynkie

Give yourself a couple of weeks to just...

Give yourself a couple of weeks to just ride/train/race however you normally do so, and start analyzing that data. This will allow you to become familiar with the tools (e.g. GC, WKO, whatever) as...
09-11-14, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 685,131
Posted By slynkie

in case some data might help others, here's my...

in case some data might help others, here's my PMC from May 1st. I didn't have a good spring, either, so by May 1st I'd dropped my FTP to 260w. Note this was a very rough estimate just based on...
09-11-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 685,131
Posted By slynkie

I had a similar case recently, with minimal...

I had a similar case recently, with minimal riding in May, then nearly zero riding in June + July. With leg/hip issues, my suggestion is to err on the low side, to avoid going too deep too soon. As...
09-11-14, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 685,131
Posted By slynkie

as shovel said. Specifically for me, I end up use...

as shovel said. Specifically for me, I end up use it when it's been a while (too long) since I've done an FTP test or any long interval. If my HR is too low then I know I'm going too easy. HR's...
08-28-14, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 685,131
Posted By slynkie

I'd go a little farther just to try and make sure...

I'd go a little farther just to try and make sure people get how important this is - autopause basically invalidates the accuracy of any data for any given time period, during which autopause took...
08-25-14, 06:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,781
Posted By slynkie

yea that's a pretty huge CTL, and also it looks...

yea that's a pretty huge CTL, and also it looks like OP had negative TSB for a good 3-4 months straight. without any winter base to sustain it, I'm surprised he's not ready for a 3 month nap right...
08-14-14, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 685,131
Posted By slynkie

I remember the cadence data from my powertap...

I remember the cadence data from my powertap being pretty sketchy. Granted it's been a few years. I think it's pretty different, anyway, since the PT's accelerometer isn't directly measuring crank...
08-14-14, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 685,131
Posted By slynkie

I believe someone from Quarq mentioned on the...

I believe someone from Quarq mentioned on the Wattage list that the feature is intended as a backup for when the magnet is not available - perhaps it's not perfected for very low or high cadences....
Forum: Europe
03-25-14, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,094
Posted By slynkie

Aha! Thanks very much, I'd missed that option...

Aha! Thanks very much, I'd missed that option somehow. London's our destination for a few days, then we'll be heading west to the Bath area - I haven't started researching that leg yet, though :)
...
Forum: Europe
03-24-14, 09:08 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-14, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19,977
Views: 4,344,243
Posted By slynkie

I love those wheels. As training wheels they've...

I love those wheels. As training wheels they've been rock solid for me for years. I've even used 'em off road with 'cross tires a few times.
Forum: Europe
03-10-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,094
Posted By slynkie

Evoc bike bag on Eurostar from Paris to London - reality?

Does anyone have firsthand experience bringing a large bicycle bag (like an Evoc, which measures 135 x 80 x 38cm) on a Eurostar train, between Paris and London?

Eurostar's website tells me that...
Forum: Northeast
03-06-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By slynkie

I don't have firsthand knowledge, but I wouldn't...

I don't have firsthand knowledge, but I wouldn't bet on it. Sidewalks in westchester are pretty much clear (because they've been shoveled and sanded and salted), but there's still snow left on lawns...
03-03-14, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,789
Views: 153,243
Posted By slynkie

You need something to seed the generator. I've...

You need something to seed the generator. I've never written a lib function for this but iirc, some common textbook examples are a) mouse cursor input and b) microphone input. I doubt lower level...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-14, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,596
Posted By slynkie

The spec on the enve says 28c is the maximum tire...

The spec on the enve says 28c is the maximum tire size - and I'd take that with a grain of salt, since one manufacturer's 28c is not necessarily the same as another's (plus rim width, tire pressure,...
01-27-14, 11:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,945
Posted By slynkie

That's awesome, thanks for posting your...

That's awesome, thanks for posting your experience. Do you speak spanish and if not, is it much of a problem? I'd guess having a friend to stay with makes a big difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,628
Posted By slynkie

Rumor says (and logic dictates) that part of this...

Rumor says (and logic dictates) that part of this deal is that Stages will develop a dual-sided meter.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-13, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2,920
Views: 795,444
Posted By slynkie

I suspect I'm going to regret asking, but...who...

I suspect I'm going to regret asking, but...who is "We"?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19,977
Views: 4,344,243
Posted By slynkie

On the way: a BD Fantom Cross, a set of Tektro...

On the way: a BD Fantom Cross, a set of Tektro CR720s, Challenge Fangos + latex tubes.

354118
Forum: Northeast
11-18-13, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By slynkie

compared to the early season prospect...

compared to the early season prospect park/central park races, and especially as a cat 5, the trip to Bethel is worth it IMO.
Forum: Northeast
11-15-13, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By slynkie

All male racers start as category 5. Women start...

All male racers start as category 5. Women start as cat 4. Bigger races will sometimes split the categories up in to age groups too (e.g. they might have a cat 5 field, and a cat 5 35+ field), but in...
Forum: Northeast
11-15-13, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By slynkie

The videos at the stadium are at Rentschler...

The videos at the stadium are at Rentschler field, up near Hartford, CT. Those are mostly mid-week training races (Tuesday nights, iirc). The Bethel races he himself promotes are much closer to NYC,...
Forum: Northeast
11-15-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By slynkie

err, you'll want to have quite a bit of race...

err, you'll want to have quite a bit of race experience (including on a FG), before even trying to qualify for RHC.

Pug gave you the gist of it - check bikereg.com. Local racing starts early...
Forum: Northeast
07-29-13, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By slynkie

hey Yb, Your first stop should probably be...

hey Yb,
Your first stop should probably be http://westchestercycleclub.org/. I suspect from the tone of your question that you've never raced or done any large group rides. WCC is a great local club...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-13, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10,313
Views: 2,933,093
Posted By slynkie

That looks great! I love the fulcrum zeros, and...

That looks great! I love the fulcrum zeros, and props for the G+D bottle :D


:beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-13, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10,313
Views: 2,933,093
Posted By slynkie

Bill, due respect but your link was in reply to...

Bill, due respect but your link was in reply to my post, so I wasn't basing anything on it. I think I'm being misinterpreted anyway, so...

I stand by my original statement. If you're trying to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10,313
Views: 2,933,093
Posted By slynkie

It's the conventional wisdom around here, so I'm...

It's the conventional wisdom around here, so I'm not gonna spend time googling for you. I don't know if Cannondale's CAAD 10 instructions say anything about loctite, but if you spend a few minutes...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10,313
Views: 2,933,093
Posted By slynkie

Well ok it doesn't need loctite, just like you...

Well ok it doesn't need loctite, just like you don't really need to properly torque bolts.

If you don't follow instructions, then yea I wouldn't expect your bearings to be quiet OR last long.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-13, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10,313
Views: 2,933,093
Posted By slynkie

If ALL they did was add grease to fix creaking,...

If ALL they did was add grease to fix creaking, they did it wrong. Needs loctite.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-13, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19,977
Views: 4,344,243
Posted By slynkie

326440 Vittoria Open Corsa Evo SC. I love this...

326440
Vittoria Open Corsa Evo SC. I love this tire, and pricing/availability lately suggests Vittoria may be preparing to can them...so I've been stocking up a bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10,313
Views: 2,933,093
Posted By slynkie

"spontaneous failure" isn't a diagnosis....

"spontaneous failure" isn't a diagnosis. Spontaneous failure of what, exactly? Nerull's guess is a good one (shattered ball bearing), but you should have the shop open up the seals to check it out....
Forum: Northeast
06-29-13, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By slynkie

This'll show you how to lock, as well as some...

This'll show you how to lock, as well as some vague recommendations for what to buy
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/lock-strategy.html
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-13, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19,977
Views: 4,344,243
Posted By slynkie

326124 New s-works road shoes (and fresh...

326124
New s-works road shoes (and fresh speedplay zero cleats)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-13, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10,313
Views: 2,933,093
Posted By slynkie

:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10,313
Views: 2,933,093
Posted By slynkie

nice! what cages are those?

nice! what cages are those?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-13, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10,313
Views: 2,933,093
Posted By slynkie

There's no reason a CAAD10 should feel like a...

There's no reason a CAAD10 should feel like a slug to the extent you seem to mean, any more than any other frame really. All the corrosion and rust you mention is probably the culprit - if you could...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-13, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,920
Views: 795,444
Posted By slynkie

I just got an order for a couple of ultegra...

I just got an order for a couple of ultegra cassettes, excellent price, delivered in <1 week. They're maybe not as free with their coupons as they used to be, but I still find them worth ordering...
06-11-13, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 402,335
Posted By slynkie

Sorry dvancleve, the posts are gone now (up on...

Sorry dvancleve, the posts are gone now (up on ebay).
Forum: Northeast
06-01-13, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,100
Posted By slynkie

Nice work otg, that's a great climb! As...

Nice work otg, that's a great climb!


As of ~7 months ago at least, conditions were fantastic. They repaved 2 years ago, I think.
05-28-13, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By slynkie

ROFL...that's just perfect.

ROFL...that's just perfect.
05-28-13, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By slynkie

I'd pay an extra $75 for Floyd to not be there.

I'd pay an extra $75 for Floyd to not be there.
05-23-13, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 402,335
Posted By slynkie

Items removed, they're gone now.

Items removed, they're gone now.
05-22-13, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By slynkie

Looks like all the details are on the bikereg...

Looks like all the details are on the bikereg page..
https://www.bikereg.com/Net/18425
05-06-13, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 141,813
Posted By slynkie

I've seen much better handling as a whole in...

I've seen much better handling as a whole in (some) cat 4 fields, before..I'm not sure what it was about this race..

Actually...it was a headwind on the back stretch, after turn 2. I suppose a lot...
05-06-13, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 141,813
Posted By slynkie

Orchard Beach crit - cat 4 This is a...

Orchard Beach crit - cat 4

This is a flat/fast .5mi course, and a lot of people seemed to have trouble with the two real corners. I stuck near the front for most of the race, to stay out of...
04-22-13, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 141,813
Posted By slynkie

Zwiedzanie Bethel - Last race of the series. ...

Zwiedzanie Bethel - Last race of the series.
cat 4 - We lost. Teammate knocked back to 3rd on GC, and we lost the team classification too. Personally I felt really good and covered the moves I...
04-16-13, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 141,813
Posted By slynkie

Thanks, I appreciate that. You played it...

Thanks, I appreciate that. You played it perfectly - congrats on the win! :beer:
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