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Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-13, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,099
Posted By darrencope

This is very cool. Have you considered...

This is very cool. Have you considered contributing to the GoldenCheetah code directly? This is likely something that others would be interested in, and it would be nice to have it built-in rather...
09-02-13, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 879
Posted By darrencope

Yakima "Universal Locking Skewer" - Is it just me, or do these things suck?

I know these are very commonly used, as they come by default with almost all Yakima fork-mount racks, which are everywhere. I rarely hear anyone complain about/have issues with the Yakima Universal...
05-21-13, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By darrencope

That's a great way to get started. Ride some...

That's a great way to get started. Ride some trails, ride some road, get comfortable on the bike. Ask around to see what races are available, and see what categories they have for beginners. The best...
01-07-13, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By darrencope

I agree with the above; you do NOT want...

I agree with the above; you do NOT want suspension. If you don't have an old bike laying around, look for a lower-end used cyclocross bike, rather than trying to convert a MTB. If you do have an...
10-03-12, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By darrencope

Cool! Looks like a great course (from what you...

Cool! Looks like a great course (from what you can see!)

I agree that you can get a great working in a short time--gotta love 'cross!
10-03-12, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,983
Posted By darrencope

The main difference would be the gearing. As long...

The main difference would be the gearing. As long as you can get low enough gearing, standard road stuff should work fine!
09-27-11, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,660
Posted By darrencope

I agree with everyone above. Just try it! My...

I agree with everyone above. Just try it!

My first race, I did 1.5 laps before breaking a chain. But I've been hooked every since! Just give it a shot!
07-29-11, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By darrencope

Hey Hudzy - Ottawa has the biggest/best series in...

Hey Hudzy - Ottawa has the biggest/best series in all of Canada I believe. Check out http://www.cyclocross.org
Forum: Northeast
07-29-11, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By darrencope

Jeffersonville, VT Route Ideas

Four friends and I are heading to Vermont (from Ontario, Canada) for a four-day cycling holiday in about a month's time. We're hoping to find some good rides that are recommended by local riders as...
07-20-11, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,259
Posted By darrencope

Road shoes are the LAST thing you want. Look for...

Road shoes are the LAST thing you want. Look for a pair of well-fitting mountain bike shoes.

Road shoes are impossible to run in!
05-16-11, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By darrencope

I think it's a great bike for the price, and disc...

I think it's a great bike for the price, and disc brakes are certainly not a 'gimmick' --they were not UCI legal for 'cross races until recently, and now that they are, they will start popping up on...
03-31-11, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By darrencope

Flying Merkel, A full-rigid MTB is a great...

Flying Merkel,

A full-rigid MTB is a great way to start without spending any money.

I suggest showing up and watching a race or two before you do it to get a feel for how it works, then just...
02-19-11, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,440
Posted By darrencope

Chini, I'm not sure what you are asking..?...

Chini,

I'm not sure what you are asking..? What do you need help with?
02-19-11, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By darrencope

Aero Helmets - Any better than none?

Hi all,

I do Time Trials (15km and 40km) and am considering buying an aero helmet. I've read that they can be almost as effective as aero wheels in terms of improving times, but are of course much...
02-07-11, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,440
Posted By darrencope

I've been using my Rox 9.0 for almost a year now,...

I've been using my Rox 9.0 for almost a year now, and love it. I've got a review on my website (http://darrencope.com/2010/03/21/sigma-rox-9-0-part-ii/).
10-17-10, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,068
Posted By darrencope

Thanks guys! Looks like this should work fine--I...

Thanks guys! Looks like this should work fine--I figured there would be a directory of files like that, but obviously didn't look in the right place!

Cheers!
10-14-10, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,068
Posted By darrencope

Sigma Data Center - Backup

Hi all,

I've been happily using a Sigma Rox 9.0 all season (love it so far!) but am about to do a clean Windows install on my PC, and will thus have to uninstall and reinstall Sigma Data Center. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 05:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 803
Posted By darrencope

Lots of great comments already, so I'll try not...

Lots of great comments already, so I'll try not to repeat too much.

For your list of varied uses, a 'cross bike is the way to go IMHO. A second set of wheels (or just tires if you don't switch...
08-16-10, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By darrencope

This is the way to go! Although the aluminum...

This is the way to go! Although the aluminum won't corrode, it is not a bad idea to coat it. However, you will be hard pressed to find a close match--even one that looks good in some conditions...
08-15-10, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By darrencope

Go for it! You may want to go watch one race...

Go for it! You may want to go watch one race first to get a feel for it, but then I'd say just jump in and do it. You'll love it!

You'll be fine starting off with the MTB, but if you get in to...
08-15-10, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,383
Posted By darrencope

You may also want to switch to newer alloy...

You may also want to switch to newer alloy wheels. If your old 'vintage' wheels have steel rims, you may have some issues stopping when they are wet, especially with old road brake calipers!
...
07-13-10, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 654
Posted By darrencope

Based on your description, a cyclocross bike...

Based on your description, a cyclocross bike sounds like it would be ideal. Especially if you had a second set of wheels or swapped tires to road or knobbies based on your rides. I suggest you keep...
06-10-10, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By darrencope

Not a perfect solution, but on my 'cross bike my...

Not a perfect solution, but on my 'cross bike my shop installed a mounting bracket from a cheap-o reflector (just the bracket part, which has the little 'arm' that the reflector bolts on to) on the...
06-09-10, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By darrencope

I spent some more time poking around on that...

I spent some more time poking around on that site, and am still only able to find the listing of teams he was on from 55-59. Unfortunately, he doesn't show up on the 'palmares' list--hopefully that...
06-09-10, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By darrencope

Excellent! That's exactly the type of resource I...

Excellent! That's exactly the type of resource I was hoping to find! Unfortunately, in a few minutes of searching I haven't found any results for Ian, just a list of the teams/years he raced. I...
06-08-10, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By darrencope

Historical Race Stats - Where to Find?

Hi all,

I'm very fortunate to ride on a regular basis with a bit of a legend; Ian Brown rides with our local shop club here in Eastern Ontario. Ian was a professional racer in the 50s, and has...
02-04-10, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By darrencope

"The Ultimate Cyclist" Mental Training CD - Experiences?

Hi all,

Does anyone have any experience with the"The Ultimate Cyclist" Mental Training CD (http://ultimatesportspsychology.com/TheUltimateCyclist.html)? It's promoted by Levi, and I have seen a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-10, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By darrencope

Thanks guys, that's exactly what I was hoping to...

Thanks guys, that's exactly what I was hoping to learn!

Cheers,

Darren
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-10, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By darrencope

Good stuff. I wasn't sure if the Keo 2 Max and...

Good stuff. I wasn't sure if the Keo 2 Max and Blade, etc. had different cleats, since they seem to be very different 'shapes'. I did see that they are shipping 4.5 cleats rather than 9 with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-10, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By darrencope

Look Keo Pedal Lineup

Hi All,

I'm looking to upgrade to some new pedals, but am having trouble finding good information about the Look Keo lineup. I know they use different cleats than the old "Delta" Looks, but I'm...
Forum: Triathlon
02-02-10, 07:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 424
Posted By darrencope

Oval Concepts a600

I'm looking for any information on the Oval Concepts A600 fork. Anyone know anything about it? I can't find any information on the web about it, and may have an opportunity to buy one (new old...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By darrencope

Hi ID64--good to know! I'm looking at th...

Hi ID64--good to know!

I'm looking at th Rox. How do you like your unit? Where did you but it (I'm in Canada too, but only seem to find US dealers aside from the few listed on the Sigma website....
11-09-08, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,554
Posted By darrencope

Hi guys, Thanks for all the tips. I haven't...

Hi guys,

Thanks for all the tips. I haven't been making huge gains in standings in my races, but am (slowly) getting more comfortable and somewhat faster on the tricky stuff. I think it'll just...
10-23-08, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,554
Posted By darrencope

Thanks all; great tips Shapelike, I did some...

Thanks all; great tips

Shapelike, I did some 'figure 8' practice today--some on a hill for the off-camber stuff, some between soccer goal posts (low speed, close together, and some out on the...
10-22-08, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,554
Posted By darrencope

Thanks guys! Lots of great tips here, and most...

Thanks guys! Lots of great tips here, and most of the things mentioned are things I know I need more work on.

I know for a fact I choose poor lines--I don't have a 'natural' instinct for it like...
10-20-08, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,554
Posted By darrencope

Thanks guys, M_S: I agree that watching...

Thanks guys,

M_S:
I agree that watching the faster riders is a good way to learn, but usually they're pretty far ahead of me ;) Lower PSI might help, although I generally go fairly low (35-45...
10-20-08, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,554
Posted By darrencope

Technique Questions - Turns and Off-Camber

Hi all,

I don't see many 'technique' questions here, but figured this is the best place to ask. I've done eight 'cross races since I started racing last fall. I'm slowly improving, but still have...
09-24-08, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By darrencope

Thanks--keep me posted, but I won't hold my...

Thanks--keep me posted, but I won't hold my breath!
09-24-08, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By darrencope

Ah, thanks! I wasn't sure! Cheers, ...

Ah, thanks! I wasn't sure!

Cheers,

Darren
09-24-08, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By darrencope

No ideas?

No ideas?
09-22-08, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By darrencope

CrossVegas - Video Streaming?

Does anyone know if CrossVegas will be streamed online? If so, where? I'd love to watch!
04-13-08, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,145
Posted By darrencope

Nobody? Should I post in the framebuilders or...

Nobody? Should I post in the framebuilders or mechanics forum? I figured the C&V folks here would have more 'lug' knowledge, which is why I posted here!
04-12-08, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,145
Posted By darrencope

Colnago with Rusty Lugs?

Hi Folks,

OK, so it's not really a 'classic and vintage' but I figured I would get a more informed answer here than in the general 'mechanics' forum. My ~5 year old chrome-lugged Columbus steel...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,911
Posted By darrencope

My 'Classic'. Forgive the hairy legs ;) ...

My 'Classic'. Forgive the hairy legs ;)
http://lh6.google.com/darrencope/R8im5hJHIJI/AAAAAAAABfQ/yhpePXYzt5I/s800/IMG_1664.JPG...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-08, 10:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,354
Posted By darrencope

Given the recent changes to Bikejournal.com, what...

Given the recent changes to Bikejournal.com, what are the best alternatives out there? I LOVE bikejournal, but just can't justify paying and need more than 6 fields!
Forum: Foo
01-06-08, 04:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 768
Posted By darrencope

I second this one! It was the first recipe I...

I second this one! It was the first recipe I tried, and made the best crust I've ever had. Been using it ever since!
Forum: Commuting
12-16-07, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,188
Posted By darrencope

An option is to use clear nailpolish. As you...

An option is to use clear nailpolish. As you say, it's impossible to match perfectly, so at least protect it with something!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-07, 08:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,662
Posted By darrencope

I started doing spin classes this fall, so as a...

I started doing spin classes this fall, so as a relative n00b, I can give a few pointers for what they're worth:
- cycling shorts, for sure
- i just wear a wicking (you sweat a LOT) t-shirt, not a...
10-12-07, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By darrencope

Why not compose your post in Notepad or another...

Why not compose your post in Notepad or another editor, then cut and paste it into the browser window when complete?
07-08-07, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By darrencope

Live audio streaming with Paul and Phil?

Does anyone know where I can get live audio of this year's race online? I've found one on Yahoo Sports UK, but it doesn't have Paul and Phil! It'll do for now, but I'd really like to find an...
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