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Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,109
Posted By firebird854

The best upgrade you can do is a change of...

The best upgrade you can do is a change of wheelset, if you're really trying to min-max the bike, an $800 wheelset on an $800 bike would be a great upgrade. In my honest opinion however, I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,612
Posted By firebird854

Taking an alloy frame and throwing carbon Aero...

Taking an alloy frame and throwing carbon Aero wheels on it to achieve nearly the same performance of a vastly more expensive bike... hmm I wonder who would do that...
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07-24-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,051
Posted By firebird854

My two cents, I went from a typical 17mph...

My two cents, I went from a typical 17mph averager to being able to do sub 5 hour centuries solo without aero bars, races, etc. in about a year and a half. It took around 10 hours of training per...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,345
Posted By firebird854

1,537.0 mi now with no flat! Oh gawd, now I'm...

1,537.0 mi now with no flat! Oh gawd, now I'm super cursed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,345
Posted By firebird854

This is going to curse me, but I've already got...

This is going to curse me, but I've already got 1,379.3mi on my 28mm GP5k tubless tires without any issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By firebird854

Not technically the weekend, but on 7/4 I got in...

Not technically the weekend, but on 7/4 I got in an epic 132 mi ride, averaged 19.6mi/h but ended up having to stop a bunch because the temp began averaging 95F:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,507
Posted By firebird854

When attacking a small climb, say 1-5 minutes...

When attacking a small climb, say 1-5 minutes with steep gradients (maxing from 10-20%, probably averaging 6-10%) there're a couple of factors you want to look at. First, physics speaking, extra...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,735
Posted By firebird854

A power meter makes biking more interesting and...

A power meter makes biking more interesting and can give you more insight and a generally better feeling when looking at the data afterwards. It also makes getting out and riding into a headwind,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,814
Posted By firebird854

Speak For Yourself.

Speak For Yourself.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By firebird854

I actively seek out hills and love them, my main...

I actively seek out hills and love them, my main reason to bike is to go uphill (although I'm not a fan of downhills, as they can get a bit scary). If your goal is to improve your ability to climb,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
Posted By firebird854

New bike day!

Finally got all of the pieces bought and together for this monster. It's built up from a beautiful Emonda ALR Purple-Flip Disc frameset, Aeolus 5 Pro Disc wheels, Shimano 105 Hydraulic Disc groupset...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,740
Posted By firebird854

Ah, in a race there is literally no reason to...

Ah, in a race there is literally no reason to really "pull" at the front unless you're in a breakaway, chasing a break, or working for your team in some predefined manner. A race is not a group ride,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,119
Posted By firebird854

Nope, the Hammer Perpetum has branched Amino...

Nope, the Hammer Perpetum has branched Amino Acids and Protein in addition to electrolytes, carbs, and caffeine. I see no reason to mess with the osmoality of Gatorade by adding more carbs, likely...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 987
Posted By firebird854

Ya, I'd keep riding, and do some focused interval...

Ya, I'd keep riding, and do some focused interval workouts. When I began riding I tried racing after about 6 months, I had just gotten used to clipless pedals, could hold down 17mph solo, and had...
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