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Posted By JoeMetal

I had my first races on the track last night. We...

I had my first races on the track last night. We did an 8 lap scratch, a win-and-out, and a 2x6 points race.

In the first race, I pulled a wheel as I was getting up to speed, so that sucked. I...
09-05-12, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By JoeMetal

Good job on your race. I had my first crit a...

Good job on your race. I had my first crit a couple weekends ago and a similar thing happened to me. I'd been riding hard for about a year and also lost a bunch of weight. Even though I knew I...
08-20-12, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,876
Posted By JoeMetal

First ever race yesterday. Got dropped about...

First ever race yesterday. Got dropped about three laps in, but so did a bunch of other people. Ended up 11/16. Not too bad.
08-08-12, 03:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 650
Posted By JoeMetal

I've been riding for about 5 years, but I'm new...

I've been riding for about 5 years, but I'm new to not being fat. I've been getting stronger and faster over the years, so I figured it's time to do fast things.

Thanks for the quick answers...
08-08-12, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 650
Posted By JoeMetal

Upgrade question

About a month ago, I decided that I really wanted to get into road and track racing. Unfortunately, it's quite late in the season. Will any of the races I do from now until the end of the year...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-12, 10:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,202
Posted By JoeMetal

Short answer: no. ...

Short answer: no.

http://www.kreuzotter.de/english/espeed.htm

If you're going 20km/h with a 40km/h headwind, you're outputting 464W. 464W with no headwind gives you a speed of 40.8km/h. Of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-12, 01:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,605
Posted By JoeMetal

It was indeed. The Little 500 is quite the...

It was indeed. The Little 500 is quite the Bloomington, IN tradition. The bikes used in that race don't have aerobars though.


From what I recall, they've also won a whole bunch recently.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,605
Posted By JoeMetal

Single speed with aerobars? Oh my!...

Single speed with aerobars? Oh my! http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/3026628552.html
Forum: Touring
02-02-12, 04:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,240
Posted By JoeMetal

I'm in Alicante, so if you make it down here, let...

I'm in Alicante, so if you make it down here, let me know and go out for the day with you. Unfortunately, I live in a dorm-type thing that doesn't allow bicycles, so you wouldn't really have a place...
01-31-12, 08:46 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 5,493
Posted By JoeMetal

As promised, I'm now at 107 miles. Score.

As promised, I'm now at 107 miles. Score.
01-31-12, 08:42 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,255
Posted By JoeMetal

This thread has put me in the planning stages of...

This thread has put me in the planning stages of a long tour. I'll be finishing my Ph.D. in early summer and won't really have anywhere to be until the end of August. My fiancé would also like a...
01-31-12, 05:52 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 5,493
Posted By JoeMetal

I'm at 88 miles right now. It's nice out today,...

I'm at 88 miles right now. It's nice out today, so 12 miles shouldn't be difficult at all. :)

I move next month, so hopefully I'll still have enough time to ride.
01-22-12, 03:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,432
Posted By JoeMetal

I've had a lot of experience with the sort of...

I've had a lot of experience with the sort of people who do juice fasts. I find them incredibly misguided. While it is certainly good to get more non-processed food into your diet, I find that...
01-21-12, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By JoeMetal

I brought the bike in and they were nice enough...

I brought the bike in and they were nice enough to replace the spoke for free and retension the wheel. The person at the front said that if I had another problem in a few weeks that I could bring...
01-21-12, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By JoeMetal

Thanks Neil. :p I started checking the forums...

Thanks Neil. :p I started checking the forums again about 4 months ago, but haven't had much to add. Even without posting, this place offers so much motivation to just go out and ride. :)
01-21-12, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By JoeMetal

Broken spoke after 100km. Now what?

I'm currently living in Spain for 6 months and bought a Pinarello while I'm here that I'll be shipping back when I go home. I wanted to upgrade the Campagnolo Khamsin wheels that came on it, and one...
01-18-12, 04:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,172
Posted By JoeMetal

I've spent quite a few years around 250lbs and...

I've spent quite a few years around 250lbs and when I started cycling to lose weight, I thought for sure that the BMI thing was way off and at 210 I would look healthy and normal. Right now, I'm at...
01-16-12, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By JoeMetal

I have a pair of Ksyrium Elites and they work...

I have a pair of Ksyrium Elites and they work great for me. I'm currently at 215, but I spent an awful lot of time around 250-260 riding some paired spoke Bontrager Race Lites. The Elites seem much...
12-19-11, 04:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,515
Posted By JoeMetal

I had a 2008 1.2 and was about 270 at the time. ...

I had a 2008 1.2 and was about 270 at the time. After 1500 miles, I had no problems whatsoever, not even a broken spoke. I ride pretty carefully though and avoid potholes and the like.
12-11-11, 07:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,511
Posted By JoeMetal

I spent most of my time today on my ride thinking...

I spent most of my time today on my ride thinking about this issue. I moved to Spain for six months and figured I might as well buy a nice bike while I'm over here and ship it back to the US when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-11, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,073
Views: 397,574
Posted By JoeMetal

Just a Pinarello FP3 with a mix of Veloce and...

Just a Pinarello FP3 with a mix of Veloce and Most. I think she's quite pretty. :)

http://i.imgur.com/dc0l1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-11, 02:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,045
Posted By JoeMetal

While that certainly looks to be true for most...

While that certainly looks to be true for most manufacturers, I'm intrigued by Canyon's pricing. The Ultimate CF 8.0 is carbon and has Ultegra and is 2000EUR. The lowest priced carbon Trek with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-11, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,045
Posted By JoeMetal

I'd be shipping the bike back with me. I actually...

I'd be shipping the bike back with me. I actually am concerned about price. This is quite a big purchase for me and would like to have this bike for many years. Does this mean I should avoid buying...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-11, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,045
Posted By JoeMetal

Canyons look pretty. Thanks for the advice. ...

Canyons look pretty. Thanks for the advice. I'll make sure to brag when I get it. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-11, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,045
Posted By JoeMetal

Bike from Europe

I'll be going to Spain for six months and would like to buy a bike over there that you can't get in the US or at least is very difficult to get over here.

If you had $3000 to spend, what would you...
09-21-10, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By JoeMetal

Week 21: 266.4 Week 22: 263.2 Week 23: 261.4 ...

Week 21: 266.4
Week 22: 263.2
Week 23: 261.4
Week 24: 259.6
Week 25: 258.8
Week 26: 256.2
Week 27: 257.2
Week 28: 254.4
Week 29: 253.0
Week 30: 252.6
09-13-10, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 701
Posted By JoeMetal

Week 21: 266.4 Week 22: 263.2 Week 23: 261.4 ...

Week 21: 266.4
Week 22: 263.2
Week 23: 261.4
Week 24: 259.6
Week 25: 258.8
Week 26: 256.2
Week 27: 257.2
Week 28: 254.4
Week 29: 253.0
Week 30: 252.6
09-07-10, 02:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 786
Posted By JoeMetal

Week 21: 266.4 Week 22: 263.2 Week 23: 261.4 ...

Week 21: 266.4
Week 22: 263.2
Week 23: 261.4
Week 24: 259.6
Week 25: 258.8
Week 26: 256.2
Week 27: 257.2
Week 28: 254.4
Week 29: 253.0
Week 30: 252.6
08-30-10, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By JoeMetal

Week 21: 266.4 Week 22: 263.2 Week 23: 261.4 ...

Week 21: 266.4
Week 22: 263.2
Week 23: 261.4
Week 24: 259.6
Week 25: 258.8
Week 26: 256.2
Week 27: 257.2
Week 28: 254.4
Week 29: 253.0
Week 30: 252.6
08-24-10, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By JoeMetal

Week 21: 266.4 Week 22: 263.2 Week 23: 261.4 ...

Week 21: 266.4
Week 22: 263.2
Week 23: 261.4
Week 24: 259.6
Week 25: 258.8
Week 26: 256.2
Week 27: 257.2
Week 28: 254.4
Week 29: 253.0
Week 30: 252.6
08-17-10, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By JoeMetal

Week 21: 266.4 Week 22: 263.2 Week 23: 261.4 ...

Week 21: 266.4
Week 22: 263.2
Week 23: 261.4
Week 24: 259.6
Week 25: 258.8
Week 26: 256.2
Week 27: 257.2
Week 28: 254.4
Week 29: 253.0
Week 30: 252.6
08-13-10, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By JoeMetal

Good luck, okacookie. I'm 25 as well and have...

Good luck, okacookie. I'm 25 as well and have been bouncing back and forth between 235 and 270 for a few years now. I've also recently made the decision to be done with this for good. Hopefully...
08-10-10, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By JoeMetal

Week 21: 266.4 Week 22: 263.2 Week 23: 261.4 ...

Week 21: 266.4
Week 22: 263.2
Week 23: 261.4
Week 24: 259.6
Week 25: 258.8
Week 26: 256.2
Week 27: 257.2
Week 28: 254.4
Week 29: 253.0
Week 30: 252.6
08-06-10, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By JoeMetal

This is actually what started this whole thing in...

This is actually what started this whole thing in my head. I've been going back and watching old seasons of the Biggest Loser since I'm apparently a sucker for that show.

I've decided that I'm...
08-06-10, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By JoeMetal

Thanks for all the responses, folks. I...

Thanks for all the responses, folks.

I looked up a couple BMR calculators online. The all say that my BMR is about 2300 calories. A couple also say that in order to maintain my weight, I need to...
08-05-10, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By JoeMetal

A different kind of calorie question

Instead of asking how many calories you actually burn while riding, I had a question about consuming calories. Like most people in here, I'm trying to lose weight. For some reason, I just came into...
08-03-10, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,375
Posted By JoeMetal

I had a very similar progression to you,...

I had a very similar progression to you, ScottBGKY. I started out for a year on a 7.2FX. I then got the 1.2 (which was their entry level road bike then). Then I came into some extra money, and...
08-03-10, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By JoeMetal

Week 21: 266.4 Week 22: 263.2 Week 23: 261.4 ...

Week 21: 266.4
Week 22: 263.2
Week 23: 261.4
Week 24: 259.6
Week 25: 258.8
Week 26: 256.2
Week 27: 257.2
Week 28: 254.4
Week 29: 253.0
Week 30: 252.6
07-28-10, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By JoeMetal

If you say that 8 calories/minute is moderate,...

If you say that 8 calories/minute is moderate, then if you're riding 12 mph, you'll burn 40 calories/mile. I may have gotten confused somewhere, though.
07-26-10, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By JoeMetal

Week 21: 266.4 Week 22: 263.2 Week 23: 261.4 ...

Week 21: 266.4
Week 22: 263.2
Week 23: 261.4
Week 24: 259.6
Week 25: 258.8
Week 26: 256.2
Week 27: 257.2
Week 28: 254.4
Week 29: 253.0
Week 30: 252.6
07-26-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,343
Posted By JoeMetal

Sorry about that. I've never found a good way to...

Sorry about that. I've never found a good way to get "not equals" across on the Internet. Some people use =/=, but I don't like it.

Anyways, the post above mine indicated that Selle was the same...
07-25-10, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,343
Posted By JoeMetal

Selle Anatomica != Selle Italia. I hadn't...

Selle Anatomica != Selle Italia.

I hadn't heard that he had died, rkimble. That's quite sad.
07-21-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By JoeMetal

Week 21: 266.4 Week 22: 263.2 Week 23: 261.4 ...

Week 21: 266.4
Week 22: 263.2
Week 23: 261.4
Week 24: 259.6
Week 25: 258.8
Week 26: 256.2
Week 27: 257.2
Week 28: 254.4
Week 29: 253.0
07-14-10, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By JoeMetal

Week 21: 266.4 Week 22: 263.2 Week 23: 261.4 ...

Week 21: 266.4
Week 22: 263.2
Week 23: 261.4
Week 24: 259.6
Week 25: 258.8
Week 26: 256.2
Week 27: 257.2
Week 28: 254.4

That's better.
07-11-10, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By JoeMetal

Week 21: 266.4 Week 22: 263.2 Week 23: 261.4 ...

Week 21: 266.4
Week 22: 263.2
Week 23: 261.4
Week 24: 259.6
Week 25: 258.8
Week 26: 256.2
Week 27: 257.2

Oops. Wrong direction.
06-29-10, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By JoeMetal

Week 21: 266.4 Week 22: 263.2 Week 23: 261.4 ...

Week 21: 266.4
Week 22: 263.2
Week 23: 261.4
Week 24: 259.6
Week 25: 258.8
Week 26: 256.2
06-22-10, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By JoeMetal

Week 21: 266.4 Week 22: 263.2 Week 23: 261.4 ...

Week 21: 266.4
Week 22: 263.2
Week 23: 261.4
Week 24: 259.6
Week 25: 258.8

Not as much as the previous weeks, but it's still in the right direction. :)
06-22-10, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By JoeMetal

missbumble already has a weekly thread for weight...

missbumble already has a weekly thread for weight tracking. The food tracking is new, however.
06-15-10, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By JoeMetal

Week 21: 266.4 Week 22: 263.2 Week 23: 261.4 ...

Week 21: 266.4
Week 22: 263.2
Week 23: 261.4
Week 24: 259.6

I rock. :D
06-03-10, 02:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,238
Posted By JoeMetal

Man. That looks so beautiful. I really wish we...

Man. That looks so beautiful. I really wish we had stuff like that around here. All we have are just big rollers; no constant climbs over miles.
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