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06-11-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,038
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Posted By Jakedatc

Nope, was probably in the top few people getting...

Nope, was probably in the top few people getting back from the 60 (4.5hr) and there wasn't anything. apparently we'll get a discount on next year. i've done the last 3 years now and this was the...
06-11-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 134,987
Posted By Jakedatc

Tour de Heifers? I was there doing the 60mi. ...

Tour de Heifers? I was there doing the 60mi. 7700' (actually coasted 1mi down and road 1mi back to get metric at the end)
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05-21-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 134,987
Posted By Jakedatc

Didn't do much stopping but here's the aftermath...

Didn't do much stopping but here's the aftermath of the first section of mud single track from Farmers Daughter. techy deep mud on file treads was a game of concentration, power and knowing when to...
05-20-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 74,521
Posted By Jakedatc

Giro Cylinder shoes from gravel and CX.. my mtn...

Giro Cylinder shoes from gravel and CX.. my mtn bike shoes don't have any ventilation and get too hot in the summer ...
05-20-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,632
Posted By Jakedatc

Just ordered a pair of the Giro Cylinder from...

Just ordered a pair of the Giro Cylinder from Wiggle on sale plus 20% off being my first order.
05-15-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,401
Posted By Jakedatc

Def been on CX courses with some steep descents...

Def been on CX courses with some steep descents that i'd like to have it. But i run the same bike for cx and gravel so i'll keep my 2x for the gearing.
05-14-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,401
Posted By Jakedatc

Yea your did a good job too. You just need to...

Yea your did a good job too. You just need to pimp a sponsor beforehand too.. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Jakedatc

Certain levers have adjustments that will bring...

Certain levers have adjustments that will bring the levers in closer.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By Jakedatc

I would have skipped the outside of the forks and...

I would have skipped the outside of the forks and top tube.. not really an impact area.. inside of the forks sure. plus you didn't cover the whole thing so it looks odd.
05-10-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,401
Posted By Jakedatc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngvd0F8JxnE ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngvd0F8JxnE some pretty good instructions for it. looks reversible too which is nice
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,967
Posted By Jakedatc

Also i learned this week with my own pedals. If...

Also i learned this week with my own pedals. If you cleat is too far back and gets into the curve of the shoe, the cleat will curve to match and cause them to be harder to clip in and float less...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By Jakedatc

Sat: went out to W. CT near my friend's house...

Sat: went out to W. CT near my friend's house and did one of his rides. 63mi 4600' climbing. Getting ready for my first gravel event of the year and this was similar except 99.5% on road and...
04-21-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,513
Posted By Jakedatc

G forms are about as light as you can get and...

G forms are about as light as you can get and would probably do the trick.

https://www.amazon.com/G-Form-Pro-X-Elbow-Pad-Pair/dp/B075WVHYWM

Or one of these football arm guards if it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,507
Posted By Jakedatc

Get the Utility App ready so you can turn the...

Get the Utility App ready so you can turn the "road feel" grocery cart over tile feature right the heck off lol then enjoy!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,507
Posted By Jakedatc

Nice you got it

Nice you got it
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,507
Posted By Jakedatc

New Romin for my road bike. have wanted one for...

New Romin for my road bike. have wanted one for a while and finally found a good deal. will be here monday so i'll have all week to dial it in before any longer rides. Also some new short finger...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By Jakedatc

Just sitting is going to lose some charge. I'd...

Just sitting is going to lose some charge. I'd say getting as much as you did is pretty good. Charge it up and good to go
03-24-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By Jakedatc

Not in the LAS model but they have others that...

Not in the LAS model but they have others that are wider for more of a gravel tire. LAS is the Cyclocross file tread race tire originally built for the Cross Vegas race so it's limited to the UCI...
03-21-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By Jakedatc

Enjoy! I really like mine. They were built for...

Enjoy! I really like mine. They were built for the Cross Vegas course on dry hard pack dirt/short grass. they are great on gravel and dirt roads too. not horrible on pavement if you put them at like...
03-17-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,287
Posted By Jakedatc

Dates are about the same calories as a gel.. just...

Dates are about the same calories as a gel.. just take the pits out first ;) I like Clif Bloks when it is warm, waffles are good ( can get a stack of them at Aldi for cheap).

Also I like to...
03-17-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By Jakedatc

Most tubeless filetread in like 32-35 range would...

Most tubeless filetread in like 32-35 range would be good. tubeless is the way to go if you're worried about flats.

I do dry CX races and Gravel rides on 35mm Rocket Ralphs with no issues. also...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By Jakedatc

Sat: was mid 40's and sunny with not too much...

Sat: was mid 40's and sunny with not too much wind so a friend and I got out for 50mi. 2500' climbing that kinda snuck up on us. Have had a cold but felt better than expected and we rode really...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,507
Posted By Jakedatc

It was a site wide sale thing at Trisports.. it...

It was a site wide sale thing at Trisports.. it was only yesterday though. My friend in Berlin is going to be selling his fairly soon if you PM your email i can pass it on. i think it is 1 year old
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,507
Posted By Jakedatc

Another month or two of indoor riding left. ...

Another month or two of indoor riding left. Found a good coupon and finally upgraded to a direct drive trainer. Tacx Neo 2. Like DC Rainmaker says.. it looks like a Tie fighter lol can't wait to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,507
Posted By Jakedatc

I got a set of those this year too.....

I got a set of those this year too.. Unfortunately they rub in the back but fine in front. i'll run my normal 35 files in the back and have the extra cushion up front.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By Jakedatc

Fri; TGIF ride on Zwift. good times as always...

Fri; TGIF ride on Zwift. good times as always chattin with the guys.

Sat: 10mi mountain bike ride before the snow came. did really well in some rocky stuff that i usually have issues with. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By Jakedatc

Did Tour de Zwift 1-4 this week. Sat: I...

Did Tour de Zwift 1-4 this week.

Sat: I am damn close to getting the Tron bike so I decided to do Alpe du Zwift twice today to get even closer. 37mi 7000'. Luckily when you head downhill...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By Jakedatc

Sat: 49mi 4000' Organized a good group of...

Sat: 49mi 4000' Organized a good group of friends and teammates that turned out to be bigger than expected.. started with 2-3 and ended up with 6 of us. It was in the 40s but real windy in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Jakedatc

Ass Saver. doesn't help people behind you but...

Ass Saver. doesn't help people behind you but good for yourself. goes between your saddle rails
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Jakedatc

Droppers you can leave at any point in the drop. ...

Droppers you can leave at any point in the drop. but they are also quite heavy for road bike unless you went in the $4-500 range which then are internally routed which wont work for the road bike....
12-21-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,312
Posted By Jakedatc

I did ride one. Felt sluggish as hell compared to...

I did ride one. Felt sluggish as hell compared to my Mares CX and the Super X i also rode. could be the shock, the 40+ tire.. i dunno it felt slow and heavy.. i dont really care though. It has way...
12-21-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,312
Posted By Jakedatc

CX/Gravel. there is still 10k of climbing so in...

CX/Gravel. there is still 10k of climbing so in the vein of this thread.. weight will matter. and the Slate is NOT a light bike. very heavy for what 2" of travel that will bob on steep climbs.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,678
Posted By Jakedatc

For hydro brakes considering the housing or fluid...

For hydro brakes considering the housing or fluid doesn't have to be replaced very often it is less there (vs housing and cables) Pads and rotors last a long time as long as you take care of them...
12-21-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,312
Posted By Jakedatc

I have a sponsored friend that also rode her...

I have a sponsored friend that also rode her Super X to a high finish at Dirty Kanza, Gravel nationals, Overland etc. She much preferred that over the Slate.

Also Kaitie Keogh rode her Super X...
12-18-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,312
Posted By Jakedatc

​​​​​​ I've ridden a Slate and will take my...

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I've ridden a Slate and will take my Mares CX every day the road goes up hill.. Slate is a tank and great at rough gravel but I do a lot of riding in NW Mass and Vermont where the hills are...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-18, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By Jakedatc

Fri: took the day off with the weather warming...

Fri: took the day off with the weather warming up to mid 40F. Rode the mountain bike with my GF in the morning.. 9mi luckily the mud was still mostly frozen so it was not too sloppy.
Then I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 970
Posted By Jakedatc

Kool stop salmon. no black crap on your rims. ...

Kool stop salmon. no black crap on your rims. nice quiet braking and good in the wet if you need it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Jakedatc

I have only done tubeless with a compressor b/c i...

I have only done tubeless with a compressor b/c i have one. i'm guessing it would depend on the pump and the tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-18, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Jakedatc

Fri: Mtn bike ride near my mom's house with GF...

Fri: Mtn bike ride near my mom's house with GF and some friends. was pretty cold at 30F but we bundled up and made it work. Good thing was the trail was frozen and really grippy.

Took today...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Jakedatc

No issues with mine or my GF's wheels. They make...

No issues with mine or my GF's wheels. They make some pretty bomber stuff. plus you can get end caps cheap that can be swapped to any frame .. QR, 15mm, 20mm thru axles etc. Only thing i've...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,507
Posted By Jakedatc

Picked up some winter boot/shoes at Nashbar with...

Picked up some winter boot/shoes at Nashbar with the extra 30% sale. Will help with cold road rides during spring/fall and on mtn bike rides. I hate having cold/wet feet. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 603,577
Posted By Jakedatc

apparently for the big 25g ones. I normally get...

apparently for the big 25g ones. I normally get mine in big packs from Amazon for a lot less.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 603,577
Posted By Jakedatc

Went to my trek store in my town and they said...

Went to my trek store in my town and they said that was incorrect. Trek customer service online also says the label will be changed to reflect that is the price on one cartridge . Too good to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-18, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By Jakedatc

Fri: did the TGIF group on Zwift and Discord...

Fri: did the TGIF group on Zwift and Discord with the regulars that I chat with. Makes the hour go by real fast and is nice to talk to people from around the country. Did the "after party" up...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,507
Posted By Jakedatc

BB Press tool ...

BB Press tool
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/700x700/press_7_red_1_1aaf0bcf3d9829c58f47bd7544f324e7805d304e.jpg
New BOA dials for my old shoes I use for the trainer ...
11-06-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By Jakedatc

Have been lucky enough to live close to a lot of...

Have been lucky enough to live close to a lot of good C1 races over the last few years. in RI they used to have 2 C1/C2 race weekends that were packed because it was in Providence and one near Prov....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-18, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By Jakedatc

Sat: CX again. despite being in a slight pile...

Sat: CX again. despite being in a slight pile up at the start I managed to claw back 25th out of 84 guys. Rained all friday night and into sat. morning that made the course pretty muddy and very...
11-03-18, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By Jakedatc

I use it at a few places and is quite good when...

I use it at a few places and is quite good when things have been uploaded well. A few places here in CT and Kingdom Trails in VT. It is nice when you can pull up your location and figure out...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 356
Posted By Jakedatc

Sat: Course set up for CX race Sun: ...

Sat: Course set up for CX race

Sun: Playing in the mud. not my type of course being a climbing roadie but managed to hold my seeding place despite dropping my chain in a crash and having...
10-16-18, 06:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,925
Posted By Jakedatc

at the moment i have file tread-ish 33s on one...

at the moment i have file tread-ish 33s on one set and aggressive Clement BOS's on the other. i'll swap them around depending on the cx course (or use the files if im doing gravel)

Next year I...
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