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03-08-17, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By atallen223

So I took all your advice and picked up a used...

So I took all your advice and picked up a used Felt Edict 9. It seems pretty stiff but should have more give than my hardtail. I'll update after my ride!

Thank you everybody for your help!
02-26-17, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By atallen223

Bike Styles

I moved to Colorado a few years back and I have realized that my old hardtails aren't a super comfortable ride with all the rocky trails (who would have thought the rocky mountains would have so many...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 9,266
Posted By atallen223

Mechanical engineer for a food processing...

Mechanical engineer for a food processing equipment manufacturer. I saw some people riding by my office window today, it made me sad that I can't take an hour in the middle of the day like that!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By atallen223

I own a Kurt Kinetic right now, but if that ever...

I own a Kurt Kinetic right now, but if that ever dies I know what I'm buying :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-15, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By atallen223

What is Blackburn? Is that a pump company?

What is Blackburn? Is that a pump company?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-15, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By atallen223

Customer Service

I would just like to commend Yakima and Speedplay on the customer service they have shown me.

I own a Yakima rack on my car, and one day I was not thinking and left the strap undone (no bike on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,462
Posted By atallen223

I would agree, but at your stage I would also...

I would agree, but at your stage I would also take a bunch of bikes for a test ride. You will notice subtle differences in fit/fee, and those subtle differences will become prominent on the longer...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,462
Posted By atallen223

He doesn't list the front/rear Derailleurs, but...

He doesn't list the front/rear Derailleurs, but the brakes are 105's which are good, and the shifters are sti's which I had on a Cannondale and liked a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,462
Posted By atallen223

Trek Road Bike EXCELLENT CONDITION...

Trek Road Bike EXCELLENT CONDITION (http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/bik/4751919957.html)
Is that the second bike you're talking about?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-14, 12:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,462
Posted By atallen223

I graduated from ASU in 2012! If you don't have a...

I graduated from ASU in 2012! If you don't have a lot of money to play with like the yuppies I think the $400-600 range is perfect for you. My first bike was an old 1980's steel Nishiki that worked...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-14, 12:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,462
Posted By atallen223

I think it would be a great first bike. I think...

I think it would be a great first bike. I think it's a good price (might be a little high, but you can haggle him down to 350ish, because I don't think you want the shoes/bars/or pedals). I wouldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-14, 12:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,462
Posted By atallen223

Perfect! I would go check the bike out, but I bet...

Perfect! I would go check the bike out, but I bet you could get him down to 350ish. I don't think you need the triathlon bars, but that is personal preference and you can always take them off after...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-14, 12:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,462
Posted By atallen223

Welcome! The first very important question is how...

Welcome! The first very important question is how tall are you?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-14, 11:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,949
Posted By atallen223

I thought he meant a different kind of banana...

I thought he meant a different kind of banana...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,274
Posted By atallen223

However, if you wrap in two different colors how...

However, if you wrap in two different colors how would you know which color made you faster?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-14, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,274
Posted By atallen223

Very cool! If I was still riding outside I would...

Very cool! If I was still riding outside I would consider a mix of the red and green to be festive!
12-22-14, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By atallen223

Breezee 5 speed internal hub - cool bike...

Breezee 5 speed internal hub - cool bike (http://santabarbara.craigslist.org/bik/4801554367.html)

Maybe something like that? He has both male and female so you can try both out to see if you see a...
12-22-14, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By atallen223

About how tall are you?

About how tall are you?
12-22-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By atallen223

Unless your planning on long (30+ mile) rides I...

Unless your planning on long (30+ mile) rides I would start with a used hybrid bike off craigslist. I would go with one of the big names, like Specialized or Trek. If you say the city you're in we...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-14, 02:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,142
Posted By atallen223

The ad that popped up on this page had 1 cat on...

The ad that popped up on this page had 1 cat on it... am I a cat1 now? 422441
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-14, 07:54 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 43,356
Posted By atallen223

Okay yeah I have seen that house while hiking...

Okay yeah I have seen that house while hiking Camelback, but I never rode to it. Cool shot!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 43,356
Posted By atallen223

On Camelback?

On Camelback?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 43,356
Posted By atallen223

I miss Phoenix :( I'm trying to workout where you...

I miss Phoenix :( I'm trying to workout where you took that first picture. I'm guessing near Squaw peak!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-14, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By atallen223

I totally disagree! I'm just kidding. I have both...

I totally disagree! I'm just kidding. I have both carbon and aluminum and I love them both.
12-01-14, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By atallen223

Stupidly proud of this

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I've never been much of a winter rider. I grew up in AZ so I never had to worry about the cold growing up. I went riding yesterday in 22 degrees, and Ice ended up on my beard! I'm guessing...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,288
Posted By atallen223

Why can't I just waive the tent around proudly?...

Why can't I just waive the tent around proudly? Wait I forgot... Cops. I think the class would be beneficial because I'm sure I have terrible form with all my poses.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,667
Posted By atallen223

Are there any computrainer centers around you? I...

Are there any computrainer centers around you? I would do classes at a computrainer and each session was about 10 dollars, which was more bearable than spending the $300+ on a trainer. Plus you could...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-14, 02:31 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,288
Posted By atallen223

Yeah I have been considering yoga, and stretching...

Yeah I have been considering yoga, and stretching will be a good excuse to tell my gf instead of the real reason I am going!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-14, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By atallen223

I'd buy an aluminum. Not because of the...

I'd buy an aluminum. Not because of the durability, but because of cost. If he isn't very interested in cycling then why spend the money? Get a nice used aluminum road bike that fits him for 400 or...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-14, 02:03 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,288
Posted By atallen223

Hahaha I'm too busy getting my ass handed to me...

Hahaha I'm too busy getting my ass handed to me on my morning commute :P Yeah I did get a roller, and man those things make you scream with pain... in a good way!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-14, 02:02 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,288
Posted By atallen223

I saw two fitters. I don't know how much each of...

I saw two fitters. I don't know how much each of them helped, so maybe I'll visit another one if the pain comes back!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-14, 02:00 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,288
Posted By atallen223

I tried this. I even road with straight flats (no...

I tried this. I even road with straight flats (no retention at all), and I couldn't stop the pain! I stopped running and I can use any pedals without pain now :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-14, 08:31 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,288
Posted By atallen223

Yeah I'm riding again with no pain! I think...

Yeah I'm riding again with no pain! I think running was really what was causing the damage, and cycling was just where it happened to show up. I rode with flats and mtn bike spd's and I had the pain,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-14, 06:23 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,288
Posted By atallen223

So I went to the doctor and he didn't tell me...

So I went to the doctor and he didn't tell me anything really. He said it wasn't a cartilage or bone problem, but that was it. I went to PT for a while because my podiatrist told me I have loose...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-14, 06:14 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,288
Posted By atallen223

You underestimate the amount of time I have on my...

You underestimate the amount of time I have on my hands haha.
Forum: Commuting
11-16-14, 01:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By atallen223

That's a bummer. I just bought some hiking pants...

That's a bummer. I just bought some hiking pants from Golite, and the guy who sold them to me was so passionate about the brand and very helpful. Makes me sad that he will be out of job soon.
10-15-14, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,906
Posted By atallen223

Group Rides Centennial CO

I recently moved to Colorado, and I am looking for a organized weekly ride. I live at I25 and Belleview and I work at I25 and Dry Creek so I'm hoping for something around those areas. I'm not looking...
10-15-14, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 874
Posted By atallen223

Group Rides Centennial DTC area

I recently moved to Colorado, and I am looking for a organized weekly ride. I live at I25 and Belleview and I work at I25 and Dry Creek so I'm hoping for something around those areas. I'm not looking...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-14, 10:52 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 43,356
Posted By atallen223

I'm enjoying these posts because a lot of them...

I'm enjoying these posts because a lot of them are shortish and slow, so it makes me feel better about my short and slow rides :D

I rode 6 miles today to work, and plan to do 6 miles back. I have...
10-10-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,667
Posted By atallen223

I liked him. The battles he had while battling...

I liked him. The battles he had while battling Contador up the mountains made the tour interesting for the few years. Lately they haven't even been close, and frankly that makes it less interesting...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-14, 07:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,223
Posted By atallen223

Okay how has nobody said "get a Ford Pinto and...

Okay how has nobody said "get a Ford Pinto and spend the difference on bikes"? I'm guessing OP is set on bikes... so he should spend the difference buying me a bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-14, 07:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,223
Posted By atallen223

The only reasonable choice.

The only reasonable choice.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-14, 07:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,621
Posted By atallen223

Yeah I don't think anyone here is saying don't...

Yeah I don't think anyone here is saying don't buy it if you want it, but we are just saying it won't make you a whole lot faster. It might feel crisper, make the ride more enjoyable, and give...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-14, 06:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,621
Posted By atallen223

In lab testing a Dura ace groupset was proven to...

In lab testing a Dura ace groupset was proven to make you 20-30 lbs lighter and increase your power at least 20-30%.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-14, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,190
Posted By atallen223

I agree with this. I can read all the literature...

I agree with this. I can read all the literature out there, but I need somebody to really help me structure my workouts. Another poster earlier said my core strength might not even be the issue, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-14, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,190
Posted By atallen223

That's a good idea.

That's a good idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-14, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,190
Posted By atallen223

Well I know the laws of physics. For every lb I...

Well I know the laws of physics. For every lb I save by buying a new bike I go up one cat in racing.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-14, 06:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,190
Posted By atallen223

Do you have a ballpark for the cost of a coach? I...

Do you have a ballpark for the cost of a coach? I am thinking instead of buying another bike, which wouldn't really make me a whole lot faster, I would take that money to try to make the engine...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-14, 06:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,190
Posted By atallen223

I am trying to work on the most important part of...

I am trying to work on the most important part of the bike, the fat engine sitting on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-14, 06:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,190
Posted By atallen223

I understand what you guys are saying, but I'm...

I understand what you guys are saying, but I'm not a huge fan of working out at home alone. I need help pushing myself while working out. So I think it would beneficial to have some sort of trainer....
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