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Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-12, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Sapling

Good info, thanks for everyone's inputs. I'm...

Good info, thanks for everyone's inputs. I'm inclined to save ~$1K or put that money against wheels. And AdelaaR -- you mean you'll let the computer make the shift...:D:roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-12, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Sapling

Any thoughts on Ult Di2 vs. SRAM Force? I'm on...

Any thoughts on Ult Di2 vs. SRAM Force? I'm on the fence.
01-17-12, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By Sapling

gasp :D

gasp :D
01-05-12, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,253
Posted By Sapling

July and beyond

Getting back from a deployment in late June...so STP (2 day option), work RAMROD this year to earn a bypass, random Colorado ride w/ my brother during the US Pro Cycling Challenge, then another in...
04-21-11, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By Sapling

I couldn't get the route to download in .gpx...

I couldn't get the route to download in .gpx format so I rebuilt in in MapMyRide, the URL is:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/32250338
04-10-11, 06:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,942
Posted By Sapling

FWIW, WedMD believes it's possible. "Healthy"...

FWIW, WedMD believes it's possible. "Healthy" has nothing to do with susceptibility to hypothermia:
http://firstaid.webmd.com/tc/hypothermia-and-cold-temperature-exposure-topic-overview
Another...
04-09-11, 11:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,942
Posted By Sapling

Access to a database does not equal thorough...

Access to a database does not equal thorough research. I'm in the military, but don't know anything about ship hull construction...
Beef up your research - you'll find that the greatest risk of...
04-06-11, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By Sapling

I'm signed up! My training to-date has been...

I'm signed up! My training to-date has been another story. Hoping I'll want to go another 40 after the first 60.
03-20-11, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By Sapling

Are you using an orthotic / footbed in your...

Are you using an orthotic / footbed in your cycling shoes? Doing so made a significant difference in my situation. I was amazed at how quickly that support eliminated similar pain. The other thing...
09-28-10, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By Sapling

I experienced exactly the same hunger in the days...

I experienced exactly the same hunger in the days following a pair of 144 and 154 mile efforts this summer. Near as I can tell, the body has recovered from its post-event exhaustion and now wants to...
09-26-10, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Sapling

+1 - exactly the same solution I use. I think as...

+1 - exactly the same solution I use. I think as long as you have a cassette that is close - w/in 'a few' teeth on the top and bottom in order to have roughly the same chain tension - then you're...
Replies: 21
Views: 2,875
Posted By Sapling

+1 on the wing-top bar

+1 on the wing-top bar
09-10-10, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By Sapling

+1 for Fight Club; a shout-out for Downward...

+1 for Fight Club; a shout-out for Downward Spiral as well.
09-07-10, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By Sapling

Plain and simple, The Sufferfest. ...

Plain and simple, The Sufferfest.
http://www.thesufferfest.com/
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Sapling

Beat old record by 7 hours? Doping...

Beat old record by 7 hours? Doping controls?:lol::D:innocent:
Replies: 22
Views: 1,758
Posted By Sapling

gtragitt - not much in endurolytes in the...

gtragitt - not much in endurolytes in the potassium department - possibly an issue?
Replies: 29
Views: 1,555
Posted By Sapling

So which brand(s) keep(s) your hands Happy in the...

So which brand(s) keep(s) your hands Happy in the Valley? :D
08-22-10, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By Sapling

+1. I did not use these in a 200K event at the...

+1. I did not use these in a 200K event at the end of June, then DID use them for a 144 mile event and a 154 mile event in mid- and late July. The improvement in performance was stunning. My goal...
Replies: 20
Views: 2,722
Posted By Sapling

You hit that nail on the head! Had that...

You hit that nail on the head! Had that experience this spring, even though I was watching the chain wear. A little too much cross-chaining was most likely the cause.
08-07-10, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,606
Posted By Sapling

Continuous flow during always treats me right.

Continuous flow during always treats me right.
Replies: 20
Views: 2,722
Posted By Sapling

Not safe to rotate - a blowout on the front is...

Not safe to rotate - a blowout on the front is disastrous.
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Sapling

30 miles in the morning...maybe 50 Sunday?:D ...

30 miles in the morning...maybe 50 Sunday?:D

200K late June, 1-day STP July 18, RAMROD July 29, grounded by extensive family and work commitments in August. Looking for a tough Pacific NW...
08-05-10, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By Sapling

Doesn't answer your question - at least not...

Doesn't answer your question - at least not directly - but Dura-Ace cables rock and are easily found.
07-31-10, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By Sapling

Clif Bar or equivalent and a bottle of something...

Clif Bar or equivalent and a bottle of something liquid per hour - as a general rule. If I wait until I feel hungry/thirsty, I find myself already behind.
07-31-10, 12:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By Sapling

Perpetuem, about one bottle an hour. Throw in a...

Perpetuem, about one bottle an hour. Throw in a little straight water every now and then when that sounds better. Half-strength gatorade when I don't have perpetuem available. Add in Endurolyte...
07-29-10, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By Sapling

Finished in 10:22. My Garmin lost its power a...

Finished in 10:22. My Garmin lost its power a few blocks from the finish and dumped its memory as a result...:crash:...so no link to the data.

All in all, I was very happy with my ride. Thank...
07-27-10, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By Sapling

Use the 'show elevation' feature on mapmyride.com...

Use the 'show elevation' feature on mapmyride.com and it'll give you a rough guesstimate.
07-27-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,666
Posted By Sapling

Whatever gets you going and refuels you afterward.

Whatever gets you going and refuels you afterward.
07-26-10, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,286
Posted By Sapling

Or, a full, frozen bike water bottle. Feels...

Or, a full, frozen bike water bottle. Feels soooo good.
07-25-10, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By Sapling

Traveling does funny things to the body. If you...

Traveling does funny things to the body. If you didn't sleep quite as well as normal, that could be a factor. If you were trapped in an airplane for several hours (love that luxurious legroom) that...
07-25-10, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By Sapling

+1 on the hotly contested topic. But...if your...

+1 on the hotly contested topic. But...if your goal is overall fitness - then weights=good.
FWIW, if you've been training hard all summer, it's not necessarily a bad thing to scale back for a...
07-24-10, 11:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,286
Posted By Sapling

Yep, been there done that w/ every PF treatment...

Yep, been there done that w/ every PF treatment in the books, short of surgey. Custom orthotics were the winner for me.
07-21-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By Sapling

Guess I'll be riding more to compensate for the...

Guess I'll be riding more to compensate for the double and a frosty I got at Wendy's :D
07-20-10, 12:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By Sapling

Schedule too full to ride at all Saturday, so...

Schedule too full to ride at all Saturday, so parked near Dupont and rode to Yelm to pick up the normal routing. Started passing late starters just outside Centralia, then caught up with the...
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By Sapling

Keep your electolytes up. There are a lot of...

Keep your electolytes up. There are a lot of ways to do that, including various tablets as well as traditional gatorade types of methods. Find what works and is tolerable for you. I used a...
Replies: 18
Views: 939
Posted By Sapling

Congrats on the 600K. That is quite a feat (pun...

Congrats on the 600K. That is quite a feat (pun intended).:D
Had the same problem, over much shorter distances, and have solved it. Custom insoles were step 1. Step 2 was consciously flattening...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,416
Posted By Sapling

Exactly...low electrolytes=that sluggish feeling...

Exactly...low electrolytes=that sluggish feeling for me. Considering one bottle for perpetuem, one for a good electrolyte replacer.
07-08-10, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,072
Posted By Sapling

Thanks Clifton. Another suggestion for...

Thanks Clifton.

Another suggestion for loading up one's pockets - travel pack of handi-wipes. Amazing how much better I feel after I get the sweaty grime off my face.
Replies: 28
Views: 1,416
Posted By Sapling

I used Perpetuem on a recent 200K. Seems like my...

I used Perpetuem on a recent 200K. Seems like my electrolytes were way down at the end though...anyone experience that?
07-07-10, 12:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,072
Posted By Sapling

On the 1-day option, how's the support from...

On the 1-day option, how's the support from Centralia to Portland?
Replies: 11
Views: 1,561
Posted By Sapling

Staying tuned - very interested in some...

Staying tuned - very interested in some mechanical advantage for RAMROD here in WA.
06-30-10, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,709
Posted By Sapling

Probably not able to hit the target due to...

Probably not able to hit the target due to fatigue...a very unscientific guess but that's been my experience. If you can't get the HR up, your body is telling you it needs a break.
06-30-10, 07:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,420
Posted By Sapling

Same here. I run and ride, and the legs are the...

Same here. I run and ride, and the legs are the limiter for cycling versus the heart/lungs for running.
06-14-10, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,217
Posted By Sapling

Try this: http://permanents.seattlerando.org/

Try this:
http://permanents.seattlerando.org/
06-02-10, 11:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,174
Posted By Sapling

Amen to that. Training for one-day STP and...

Amen to that. Training for one-day STP and RAMROD, and riding distances in the rain is getting really, really old.
05-26-10, 06:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,140
Posted By Sapling

I can't believe I didn't go to mapmyride.com...

I can't believe I didn't go to mapmyride.com first...here's the link:
http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/wa/seattle/488682850
05-21-10, 10:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,140
Posted By Sapling

Anyone know if there's a downloadable GPS file of...

Anyone know if there's a downloadable GPS file of this year's route?
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By Sapling

Highly unscientific answer...the highest...

Highly unscientific answer...the highest intensity you can maintain for the duration of the ride. What I found myself doing was slipping into a 'just turning the pedals' intensity - but was capable...
04-18-10, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,139
Posted By Sapling

:thumb: USAF guy stationed at Fort Lewis, WA...

:thumb:

USAF guy stationed at Fort Lewis, WA - I get plenty of 'looks' wearing the USAF jersey but no one messes w/ me.
04-12-10, 11:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,737
Posted By Sapling

Amen to that. Anyone know where I can get a...

Amen to that.

Anyone know where I can get a GPS file (.crs, .gpx, etc.) of this year's course?
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