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Posted By Cannon

Fantastic! Yes, new rider training is on Monday...

Fantastic! Yes, new rider training is on Monday and Tuesday nights, with registration around 630 and group warmup starting around 7. The training is really well run and a lot of fun.

Bike rental...
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Posted By Cannon

Raced in my first track race last night and it...

Raced in my first track race last night and it was just as fun as I was expecting it to be. Normally our velodrome puts the 5s races on Fridays by themselves, but since it was the first 5 race of the...
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Views: 1,439
Posted By Cannon

Nope, I definitely get it. Unfortunately I can...

Nope, I definitely get it. Unfortunately I can find reach or stack numbers for only a few frames (which happen to be out of my price range). Do you think it's possible to use stem adjustments to get...
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Views: 1,439
Posted By Cannon

My road bike has a 59cm top tube but I feel...

My road bike has a 59cm top tube but I feel comfortable on a friend's bike with a 57.5. My torso is somewhat short for my height so the recommended seat tube to top tube ratio makes sense (although...
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Views: 1,439
Posted By Cannon

First track bike: TK2 vs Track Champion

Finally got into track cycling after years on the road and having more fun than I thought possible on a bike. However, after several training outings on loaner Schwinns, I think its finally time to...
08-08-12, 09:37 AM
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Views: 714,851
Posted By Cannon

The commute was due mainly to not having a car...

The commute was due mainly to not having a car big enough for my group rather than being a smart way to warm up. Had my normal 3-hour pre-race breakfast, drank 2 bottles of Skratch on the way, ate a...
08-07-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12,012
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Posted By Cannon

Tour of Elk Grove - 5s 2/22 Started off the...

Tour of Elk Grove - 5s 2/22

Started off the morning by meeting my training buddies in downtown Chicago for our ride out to the race. The ~35 mile trip was a bit much for a warmup but I think it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-10, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 805
Posted By Cannon

Get low, stay loose, put pressure on the pedals,...

Get low, stay loose, put pressure on the pedals, and keep hour feet at 3 and 9 o'clock. Fastest I've been was 54mph and felt totally comfortable. When you start thinking about the red smear you'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-10, 01:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,705
Posted By Cannon

A couple of my favorites: ...

A couple of my favorites:
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_fsYQV0skz7w/S44NmtJRsJI/AAAAAAAAAC8/3-E3IWuBlrw/s640/DSCN2986.JPG
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-10, 03:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,041
Posted By Cannon

The 1MX modern fit from Express is pretty slim....

The 1MX modern fit from Express is pretty slim. www.express.com
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-10, 12:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By Cannon

Yeah, I asked him for a quote but he has said on...

Yeah, I asked him for a quote but he has said on another thread that he is pretty backed up at the moment. I'm looking to buy pretty soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-10, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By Cannon

Looking for some new wheels...

Done some google (site:bikeforums) searching but most of the Williams posts were pretty old.

I'm looking for something tough and lighter than my current Shimano set (which a bag of bricks would...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-10, 09:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,273
Posted By Cannon

If I lived in Kansas, I'd be sprinting for the...

If I lived in Kansas, I'd be sprinting for the border.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-10, 09:01 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,021
Posted By Cannon

If you want to get a jump start to getting fit,...

If you want to get a jump start to getting fit, p90x is a great start. After I finished it for the first time over a year ago, I started following other training regimens as, like a lot of other...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-10, 08:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,280
Posted By Cannon

Botto, that is one impressive mustache. Huge...

Botto, that is one impressive mustache. Huge props.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-10, 01:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,044
Posted By Cannon

100% the truth. I find it way easier to pack my...

100% the truth. I find it way easier to pack my bag, ride in street clothes to the gym, and run than change into kit and ride the road bike. Weird.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-10, 01:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,216
Posted By Cannon

http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/ending-prepos...

http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/ending-prepositions.aspx

My last grammar post ever. I promise. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-10, 01:27 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,838
Posted By Cannon

I've got that poster of St Merckx over my bed. ...

I've got that poster of St Merckx over my bed.

When you're dancing at a club and a girl feels your legs and just says "Ohhhh myyyyy."
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-10, 12:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,216
Posted By Cannon

What kind of temps is that jacket meant for? Love...

What kind of temps is that jacket meant for? Love the style, but doubt I could stomach the cost...





I'm sure you meant to say "their light jackets" and in your sig you meant to say "you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-10, 09:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,910
Posted By Cannon

Loved the post, keep it up! What brought you to...

Loved the post, keep it up! What brought you to Belgium?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-10, 03:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,892
Posted By Cannon

Word. Rode across the country with a guy on Zipp...

Word. Rode across the country with a guy on Zipp 404s. Of course they were free, but still he had zero issues with everything American roads could offer.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-10, 12:20 AM
Replies: 20,189
Views: 4,498,676
Posted By Cannon

Wow, that's a brilliant helmet. Guess the Garmin...

Wow, that's a brilliant helmet. Guess the Garmin Ionos is goin on ebay!

Edit: You can get one from wiggle.co.uk for about 120. The Whisper is the 200+ model.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-10, 12:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,747
Posted By Cannon

I've been on a really healthy plain diet out of...

I've been on a really healthy plain diet out of financial necessity and found junk to make me really really sick. Maybe it's psychosomatic. If so I hope it remains once my metabolism slows.

And...
02-19-10, 08:43 PM
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Posted By Cannon

It's so hard to get up the motivation to suffer...

It's so hard to get up the motivation to suffer through a) the cold and b) the mindless boredom that is cornfield country. I've found watching a training dvd and riding the trainer for an hour or two...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-10, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20,189
Views: 4,498,676
Posted By Cannon

I got the Ionos in a large and am now suffering...

I got the Ionos in a large and am now suffering from mushroom head :notamused: Otherwise I love it. Great airflow and the garmin colors match my kit perfectly!

Anyone know of a good low profile...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20,189
Views: 4,498,676
Posted By Cannon

http://www.probikekit.com/_img_200x256/C0351-A.jpg...

http://www.probikekit.com/_img_200x256/C0351-A.jpg

and some cheap Vittoria Zaffiro Pros that I will promptly destroy.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-10, 02:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,651
Posted By Cannon

Agreed. Ride on my trainer and end up sweating...

Agreed. Ride on my trainer and end up sweating more than any summer day.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-10, 12:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,604
Posted By Cannon

I've ridden the Ponza for close to 6,000 miles...

I've ridden the Ponza for close to 6,000 miles and just now getting around to replacing it since the nose is falling apart and fraying my bibs. I think I'm in for a whole new experience when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-10, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Cannon

Thanks for all the quick responses. I definitely...

Thanks for all the quick responses. I definitely felt this was a terrible deal but couldn't find anything similar to compare it to so I'll pass on the collective BF "f*** you" to the seller.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-10, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Cannon

Pricing Question

A friend is looking at purchasing a 2002 Trek 5200.

The specs are:
Complete Shimano Ultegra groupo.
Bontrager Race Lite wheels
Vittoria Open Corsa Evo tires
FSA K-Force Light seat post
Selle...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-09, 10:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,552
Posted By Cannon

Cut up an old t-shirt. Best rags ever :thumb:

Cut up an old t-shirt. Best rags ever :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-09, 07:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,471
Posted By Cannon

We went up to the Indianapolis city center to see...

We went up to the Indianapolis city center to see the veteran's memorial then rode 36 pretty much all the way to Rockville.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Cannon

I wouldn't hesitate for a second buying parts on...

I wouldn't hesitate for a second buying parts on ebay from someone with good feedback. Bought all of my Ultegra upgrade on ebay with no problems. Heck, I'd probably pay a little more to get something...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,471
Posted By Cannon

For sure. We go to school in the middle of that...

For sure. We go to school in the middle of that kind of farm land and it's going to be really hard to go back to riding in it.



Yeah, we had a van that we loaded with all of our gear, water,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-09, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Cannon

Looks fine. That's retail price though so may...

Looks fine. That's retail price though so may just want to buy from somewhere like REI?...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-09, 05:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,471
Posted By Cannon

Make some sacrifices and make it happen. You...

Make some sacrifices and make it happen. You won't regret it for a second! An adventure I'll for sure be telling my grandkids about :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,490
Posted By Cannon

+1 :thumb:

+1
:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-09, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,471
Posted By Cannon

Thanks for all the great responses! The...

Thanks for all the great responses!

The headwinds weren't what I was expecting, having been told that it would be pretty terrible heading west. We had a few really rough days in a row through...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-09, 11:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,879
Posted By Cannon

I wear a size 13 US and have Sidi Eagle 5s in a...

I wear a size 13 US and have Sidi Eagle 5s in a 48 EU. After I broke them in and they stretched in the rain a few times they are slightly big on me. Definitely try to find a pair you can try on.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-09, 11:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,471
Posted By Cannon

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3539/3805347969_740...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3539/3805347969_74068ee166.jpg

Lolo Pass in Idaho. A guy could get used to this!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2614/3805348327_7def7dee75.jpg

I envy all who...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-09, 11:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,471
Posted By Cannon

New York to Portland - 4000 Miles

Just got back from my cross-country trip a few days ago and thought I'd share some pics.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2459/3805342771_f80f76a363.jpg

Maryland - Traffic and flats
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-09, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,016
Posted By Cannon

Don't have experience with those two but have an...

Don't have experience with those two but have an Ionos. Better ventilation than any helmet I've ever worn and light to boot. I wear a large tho and it looks rather...bulbous... whereas the Atmos is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-09, 11:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,389
Posted By Cannon

Had a friend catch one in his jersey recently....

Had a friend catch one in his jersey recently. Thought it was a rock so he zipped up, trapping the wasp. Got stung 4 or 5 times :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-09, 09:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,277
Posted By Cannon

Six13 is where it's at :thumb:

Six13 is where it's at :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By Cannon

Thanks for that. Seems like the Arione is a...

Thanks for that. Seems like the Arione is a better fit then. And cheaper too, thankfully.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-09, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By Cannon

Time for a new saddle...

So, my current saddle is past due for replacement (looking all droopy and tearing up my bibs) and I've decided to drop some cash on an upgrade. I think I've narrowed my choices down to the Fizik...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-09, 10:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,446
Posted By Cannon

Just get an extra large jersey so you can fit...

Just get an extra large jersey so you can fit everything in the pockets!!! Then you can take your dog or small child along with you on rides!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-09, 10:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,640
Posted By Cannon

I prefer a huge smile and a big thumbs up while...

I prefer a huge smile and a big thumbs up while saying "EXACTLY!" The ****tards never ever expect you to agree with them. The confusion is always priceless.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-09, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,276
Posted By Cannon

I've used nail polish a few times and it does a...

I've used nail polish a few times and it does a pretty good job if the scratch isn't too large. Scars show you actually ride your bike so don't do too good of a job covering them up ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-09, 12:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,794
Posted By Cannon

+1 I finally broke down and bought a pair of...

+1

I finally broke down and bought a pair of Oakley Half Jackets a couple months ago which I definitely loved and thought they were totally worth the money. Then a dog destroyed them :( So looking...
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