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Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-09, 02:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,745
Posted By spunky

My standard gears on the flats are either 53/19...

My standard gears on the flats are either 53/19 or 53/17. My commuter is geared 48/16. My cadence is usually 80-100 rpms.
02-16-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,175
Posted By spunky

According to the paper I was 19th....thought I...

According to the paper I was 19th....thought I was a bit higher than that. But like I say, I was stupid and was at the back of the field when we hit the first hill and wasted a lot of energy just...
02-16-09, 12:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,175
Posted By spunky

Sorry to hear that. Was in that big crash on the...

Sorry to hear that. Was in that big crash on the first lap?
02-16-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,175
Posted By spunky

Nice job. I agree, that field was kinda'...

Nice job. I agree, that field was kinda' sketchy....one bad crash early on, then two guys went wide on the curves heading south on lap 2 and flew off the road at 25+ mph and finally those guys that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-09, 12:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,005
Posted By spunky

Here's a good little account of the Oak School...

Here's a good little account of the Oak School charity ride he did a couple years ago:
http://www.pedalpushersonline.com/?CID=1058
Forum: Foo
02-05-09, 01:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,803
Posted By spunky

Steve Reich...John Cage....John Adams

Steve Reich...John Cage....John Adams
02-02-09, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By spunky

When I want more resistance on my rollers, I just...

When I want more resistance on my rollers, I just fold up an old towel and put it under the rollers. Not very scientific in terms of accurate adjustability, but it's cheap and I can get enough...
01-31-09, 10:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,123
Posted By spunky

Unless your last name happens to be Cancellara. ;)

Unless your last name happens to be Cancellara. ;)
01-27-09, 08:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,508
Posted By spunky

That's what I was trying to point out...it's a...

That's what I was trying to point out...it's a matter of total effort that determines rate of caloric consumption, not terrain. It was the OP that thought climbing would burn more. So I countered...
01-27-09, 02:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,508
Posted By spunky

I posted the link previously. 7 mph is not very...

I posted the link previously. 7 mph is not very fast up a 5% grade for a 150lb rider. On the other hand, riding 25 mph solo for one hour is very difficult for most. That's the point. It's all...
01-27-09, 11:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,508
Posted By spunky

That depends upon what kind of pace you keep. ...

That depends upon what kind of pace you keep. According to this site: http://www.kreuzotter.de/english/espeed.htm, riding 25 mph for one hour on the flats burns nearly twice as many calories as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-09, 04:53 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,955
Posted By spunky

This was my experience with my last ticket where...

This was my experience with my last ticket where I got cited for "unsafe passing on the right." I had all the applicable vehicle codes and had prepared my defense. When we went to trial, the cop...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-09, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By spunky

I don't know about the bibs...but their leg...

I don't know about the bibs...but their leg warmers are great. 25 degrees out when I left the house this morning and my legs never felt cold.
01-15-09, 12:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,636
Posted By spunky

Not necessarily....one's weight can change...

Not necessarily....one's weight can change whether or not they're conciously/deliberately making a choice to change it or not.
01-14-09, 10:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,636
Posted By spunky

Dude....you are way over simplifying things. ...

Dude....you are way over simplifying things. "Deliberate" has nothing to do with it. My own weight does fluctuate between seasons based upon training intensity, volume and diet. Go take a few...
01-14-09, 02:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,636
Posted By spunky

The reason why it's most effective to exercise in...

The reason why it's most effective to exercise in order to achieve and maintain weight loss is because exercise increases the BMR. Just cutting out calories works to a certain extent. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-09, 12:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,432
Posted By spunky

Any interval that makes me want to barf.

Any interval that makes me want to barf.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-09, 02:19 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 18,737
Posted By spunky

I think this issue is much more relevant to the...

I think this issue is much more relevant to the issue of time trials. Having the $$$ to spend on a full out TT rig with disc wheels can give a significant advantage over someone who doesn't have...
12-27-08, 12:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,307
Posted By spunky

Really........

Really........
12-25-08, 11:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,307
Posted By spunky

Sounds like a great way to blow out your knees to...

Sounds like a great way to blow out your knees to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-08, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,580
Posted By spunky

Yup....I have a short climb that takes about 2...

Yup....I have a short climb that takes about 2 minutes with a lead out on the flats I use for big ring work (5%), a steeper (6-7%) 1 mile climb that I use for high cadence work and two 5-6% 3 and 6...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-08, 04:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,804
Posted By spunky

Except you can't upgrade based upon TT's.

Except you can't upgrade based upon TT's.
12-01-08, 04:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,686
Posted By spunky

I've always thought that comfort is a bit more...

I've always thought that comfort is a bit more important than aero. If you're not comfortable, then you're going to have a harder time producing peak power. That said, a longer stem will make you...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-08, 04:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,114
Posted By spunky

Haven't read the posts, but if you want to get...

Haven't read the posts, but if you want to get strong....take a pull at 24-30 mph.....recover in the draft for a bit, than pull again. Repeat this cycle for 40-100 miles over a month or two and then...
Forum: Foo
11-28-08, 11:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,205
Posted By spunky

Front wheel drive is cheaper to make because both...

Front wheel drive is cheaper to make because both the engine and transmission are in the front which which is simpler than having the the tranny coupled to the back end. Plus it's "safer" for the...
Forum: Foo
11-28-08, 11:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,592
Posted By spunky

The fact that anyone would want to spend $800 for...

The fact that anyone would want to spend $800 for a tv is pretty skewed as far as I see it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-08, 10:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,780
Posted By spunky

Ninkasi Believer Double Red ...

Ninkasi Believer Double Red

http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-08, 01:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,309
Posted By spunky

I like local: http://www.cafemam.com/

I like local: http://www.cafemam.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-08, 02:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,581
Posted By spunky

Wow....glad you're such an authority on what...

Wow....glad you're such an authority on what people should be spending their money on.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-08, 08:30 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,513
Posted By spunky

Haven't read all the posts on this, but I'd ask...

Haven't read all the posts on this, but I'd ask yourself one question: If you crossed an intersection against a red light and happened to get pasted by a car you failed to see, do you think your...
08-19-08, 11:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,943
Posted By spunky

Many people mistakenly believe that overtraining...

Many people mistakenly believe that overtraining is simply about volume of exercise. You have to take into consideration all of the other factors/stressors in your life. The fact that you admit...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-08, 10:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,091
Posted By spunky

The other trick is to learn where the spots are...

The other trick is to learn where the spots are that the attacks usually go down. Otherwise, you're liable to be caught off guard working hard at the front when someone decides to go. Watch the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-08, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,011
Posted By spunky

Bought a pair of S-Works a year and a half ago...

Bought a pair of S-Works a year and a half ago and have been using their standard red insert. This combo immediately helped correct a bad varus condition.....not perfect, but way better than the...
Forum: Foo
05-11-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 378
Posted By spunky

+100

+100
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-08, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By spunky

That all depends upon how hard you ride.

That all depends upon how hard you ride.
Forum: Foo
04-16-08, 08:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 894
Posted By spunky

Don't count on it amounting to much....unless you...

Don't count on it amounting to much....unless you go through a set of tires and tubes every week.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-08, 10:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,019
Posted By spunky

I've always been leery of eating dried fruit...

I've always been leery of eating dried fruit snacks on rides. I've heard they tend to use more water in the digestive process which could potentially accelerate dehydration rates.
02-15-08, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,272
Posted By spunky

Agreed....just keep training and quit worrying...

Agreed....just keep training and quit worrying about the numbers. Don't let them hinder your goals. Two years ago, riding in a pack at 30 mph was nearly inconceivable to me, in a sense. Now, I do...
02-12-08, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,565
Posted By spunky

Just the number of where your LT is doesn't mean...

Just the number of where your LT is doesn't mean much. More importantly, what percentage is that of your VO2 max and max HR? Also, knowing what wattage you're kicking out at that LT is beneficial...
01-30-08, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 924
Posted By spunky

........Until your metabolism becomes more...

........Until your metabolism becomes more efficient and adapts and.....until you hit 40 ;)
01-13-08, 09:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,722
Posted By spunky

BDG, every team is a bit different and a lot of...

BDG, every team is a bit different and a lot of it has to do with the goals and personalities of it's riders. I've been on three different teams in town and really thought a lot about it this last...
01-13-08, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By spunky

I was part of that fun last year....it was...

I was part of that fun last year....it was unusually hot for that time of year and they did run out of water in the feeds. We came into the first feed zone and they were handing out small 20 oz....
12-10-07, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By spunky

True...That's always a factor to consider. I...

True...That's always a factor to consider. I guess I was mostly referring to those folks who aren't even willing to try to get a break started and just want to sit in and hope they can take the...
12-10-07, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By spunky

I agree with everyone about the wheelsucker...

I agree with everyone about the wheelsucker racing smart and Duke's suggestions for breaking him. But what struck me in the OP's post was the comment of lack of interest of others to make the break...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-07, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,474
Posted By spunky

The plug should go down into the steer tube as...

The plug should go down into the steer tube as far down as the stem is. This way, the stem as something other than a carbon fiber hollow tube to clamp onto which could crush it. If it doesn't go...
Forum: Foo
11-08-07, 07:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,721
Posted By spunky

In no particular order: Michael Hedges ...

In no particular order:

Michael Hedges
Michael Manring
Bert Jansch
John Renbourn
Pentangle
Pierre Bensusan
Steve Reich (composer)
Davey Graham
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-07, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By spunky

I actually looked at the WCS Classic Bars. But I...

I actually looked at the WCS Classic Bars. But I read some reviews that claimed they were a bit flexy. Right wrong or indifferent, I went with carbon.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-07, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By spunky

Used to use an old set of Cinelli 66's....loved...

Used to use an old set of Cinelli 66's....loved them but they were pretty heavy at 332g.
Then rode with some FSA Wing Pros....liked the wing but were super flexy in the drops at 277g.
Now using a...
Forum: Foo
10-28-07, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 867
Posted By spunky

I wish my English classes in college were that...

I wish my English classes in college were that easy. It seems like all I did was read and write papers. I'll never forget my 20th Century British Literature class. We had to read a novel every...
Forum: Foo
10-20-07, 10:57 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 21,056
Posted By spunky

My sweetheart: ...

My sweetheart:

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee151/spunkrider/misha2.jpg
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