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Posted By reef58

The brand of bike and model really don't have...

The brand of bike and model really don't have much to do with that. Your physiology does. That being said the Sequoia sounds like what you are looking for, but for comfort do some research. I cant...
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Posted By reef58

Do you want to ride fast, or are you more...

Do you want to ride fast, or are you more interested in carrying racks, bags ect?
Forum: Touring
11-03-17, 05:30 PM
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Posted By reef58

I miss Idaho

I miss Idaho
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-17, 10:11 AM
Replies: 136
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Posted By reef58

In that case perhaps I erred. I did not know you...

In that case perhaps I erred. I did not know you had history with him.

I actually laughed at the eyes remark myself. I thought it was funny.

The arrogant part was the list of lenses ect,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-17, 07:08 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By reef58

It is the internet man. Nature of the beast I...

It is the internet man. Nature of the beast I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-17, 07:08 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By reef58

Again certainly no fanboy, I don't have any...

Again certainly no fanboy, I don't have any software. I have no charts and I don't really care. My favorite lens is a Canon 24-105, which will certainly win no sharpness contests. You were being a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By reef58

I have been around lots of great photographers,...

I have been around lots of great photographers, and most of them couldn't care less about sharpness of lenses past a point. Their number one priority is light, subject matter and composition. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 193
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Posted By reef58

My difference is not 40 watts closer to 20, but...

My difference is not 40 watts closer to 20, but my power numbers are not that great either. Now that the OP raised the question it peaked my interests
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,585
Posted By reef58

I just wanted to make sure we were in agreement...

I just wanted to make sure we were in agreement that your claims of superior optical quality as measured by your eyes was merely conjecture.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-17, 05:37 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,114
Posted By reef58

I am certainly not submitting them for peer...

I am certainly not submitting them for peer review, but what motivation can I possibly have for in silence for over a decade, until this thread, putting out less wattage on flat than climbs? I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By reef58

I will await the interferometer results.

I will await the interferometer results.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-17, 05:55 PM
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Posted By reef58

I have done all of that to minus a couple of...

I have done all of that to minus a couple of brands, but I have built my own telescopes, and owned some very fine optics from Takahashi, Astro Physics, Telescope Engineering Company, and Televue, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-17, 05:46 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,114
Posted By reef58

I already told you why in a prior post with the...

I already told you why in a prior post with the caveat I am just one example. I have a power meter and have been using one for over a decade. I live in a flat area, but travel to do hilly...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-17, 05:30 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By reef58

The list is getting shorter with each post ...

The list is getting shorter with each post

Congrats OP
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-17, 05:03 PM
Replies: 266
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Posted By reef58

I have replaced several wheels due to the braking...

I have replaced several wheels due to the braking surface being worn beyond my comfort level. I also have a pair of carbon wheels that I paid a stupid amount of money for, which I hope do not wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-17, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By reef58

I am a huge fan of carbon, and I trust it, except...

I am a huge fan of carbon, and I trust it, except for bars, and to a lesser degree carbon stems. Irrational I know.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-17, 01:14 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,114
Posted By reef58

Not trying to argue but on a flat road that time...

Not trying to argue but on a flat road that time spent well below your threshold wattage has to be made up by an effort in excess of threshold just to hold the threshold average. In my case I may...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-17, 12:46 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,114
Posted By reef58

Go do it yourself and see. I wish it was not...

Go do it yourself and see. I wish it was not true as I live hours away from mountains. Go do a 30 minute climb and then a 30 minute flat ride. Compare average power. Done.

If you are pushing a...
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Posted By reef58

There is a big difference between 140 and 160. ...

There is a big difference between 140 and 160. Based on your max 140 is an all day pace. 160 You may be pushing up near AT. My numbers are similar to yours and 152 is not something I can maintain...
08-04-17, 12:16 PM
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Posted By reef58

Looks like a nice climb MState

Looks like a nice climb MState
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-17, 08:46 AM
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Posted By reef58

I am not disagreeing with your points, but height...

I am not disagreeing with your points, but height alone is not the sole indicator of bike size. Inseam to height ratio, wingspan, flexibility, and cycling goals play a factor.
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Posted By reef58

Sometimes if you are fatigued you can't get your...

Sometimes if you are fatigued you can't get your heart rate up. I am taking a wild stab in the dark, but I suspect you were ring the first part a bit higher than you can maintain for the duration.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 07:41 PM
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Views: 186,234
Posted By reef58

6'1.5" 35" inseam, and 6' 2" wingspan, and the...

6'1.5" 35" inseam, and 6' 2" wingspan, and the 58cm Specs are the right size for me. I have issues with their set back posts however. I usually have to swap out for a zero setback post. I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,248
Posted By reef58

If you are on a long ride you need to stop for...

If you are on a long ride you need to stop for water and possibly food. I guess you could get panniers to carry all you need, but at some point a natural break will be required at the least.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 09:40 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,114
Posted By reef58

I think keeping a steady output on the flats is a...

I think keeping a steady output on the flats is a skill. It is easier to stay steady on a climb.

I suspect the posters who do not believe a difference exist are taking a snapshot in time. ...
08-02-17, 09:32 PM
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Posted By reef58

The difference between the two is not huge, so I...

The difference between the two is not huge, so I doubt it is going to make a substantial difference, but it will make some. The stack being higher will raise the bars slightly. The saddle fore /...
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Posted By reef58

Thanks. I am looking forward to my first 400k. ...

Thanks. I am looking forward to my first 400k. Who knows when? I haven't decided whether to do it prior to the Assault on Mt Mitchell to help with a better time, or after to use the AOMM as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 08:14 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,114
Posted By reef58

I don't think anyone is suggesting that at all. ...

I don't think anyone is suggesting that at all. Some are suggesting it is "easier" to maintain a certain wattage on a hill than on flats. You can believe it or not, but I have done hundreds of 20...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 08:02 PM
Replies: 193
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Posted By reef58

I have trained with a powertap since 2005, and I...

I have trained with a powertap since 2005, and I can put out more power on a hill than on flats. Why? Not sure, but I suspect when going up hill I have constant resistance to push against, and my...
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Posted By reef58

When you write 3x15x5 do you mean 3) 15 minute...

When you write 3x15x5 do you mean 3) 15 minute intervals with 5 minutes rest between each, or are you do 5 sets of 3x15 minute intervals? I am starting with long distance and plan to do two rides...
08-02-17, 07:37 PM
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Posted By reef58

Keep in mind the geometry is different between...

Keep in mind the geometry is different between the aluminum and carbon frames. The carbon has a slightly shorter reach and a taller stack height. If you want a more aggressive position go with the...
Forum: Touring
08-01-17, 07:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,044
Posted By reef58

I spent a lot of time with Grizzlies / Coastal...

I spent a lot of time with Grizzlies / Coastal Browns in Alaska. I had numerous bear interactions most harmless. I was charged once, and stalked once. The best way I know to describe bears is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-17, 07:25 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,114
Posted By reef58

I am a masher so I prefer a climb at lower...

I am a masher so I prefer a climb at lower cadence. On the flats I tend to yo yo a bit on power. Agree OP
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-17, 07:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,803
Posted By reef58

But not with socks?

But not with socks?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-17, 07:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,533
Posted By reef58

There was a guy who had the record for RAAM some...

There was a guy who had the record for RAAM some years back. A pro cyclist broke his record handily, and the guy changed his method of training and returned to set the record again I believe. He...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-17, 07:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,803
Posted By reef58

Does it go 100x faster? Does it weigh 100x less?...

Does it go 100x faster? Does it weigh 100x less? Hopefully you see my point. Wal Mart bikes, $1 socks, I actually call them quitters because as soon as you pull them up they start creeping down,...
07-30-17, 03:12 PM
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Posted By reef58

Good job and enjoyed the ride report

Good job and enjoyed the ride report
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-17, 03:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,803
Posted By reef58

you said: Y'all can waste money on a non-linear...

you said: Y'all can waste money on a non-linear quality curve if you want

I say good socks are not a waste of money. That being said I don't really have an issue with socks and cycling, but for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-17, 06:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,803
Posted By reef58

Yea but the world does not revolve around you nor...

Yea but the world does not revolve around you nor your comfort. No offense, but if I pay more for shoes and socks so I don't get blisters it is rather arrogant of you to suggest I am wasting my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-17, 06:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,803
Posted By reef58

Lol'ed

Lol'ed
07-29-17, 10:14 AM
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Posted By reef58

What is your wingspan? Would you prefer high or...

What is your wingspan? Would you prefer high or lower bars relative to the saddle? The 54 would lower the bars at but. The new diverge has a pretty tall stack and tends to have a shorter reach...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-17, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,863
Posted By reef58

I hate to pop this to the top, but to give you a...

I hate to pop this to the top, but to give you a decent answer, which really we can't we would need some specifics:

1) Do you like to ride fast and are you looking to get faster? Is your style...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-17, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By reef58

To help you illustrate by the time you set your...

To help you illustrate by the time you set your saddle to the right height, if you can on such a small frame the handlebars will be well below the saddle height.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-17, 08:05 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,803
Posted By reef58

Who says they need to be 20x better? If that is...

Who says they need to be 20x better? If that is your measure then you will do all of your shopping at the dollar store. Up to you, but I choose to buy decent socks. How many times better is being...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-17, 05:37 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,799
Posted By reef58

It is really not like that at all. If the car...

It is really not like that at all. If the car was in a horrible crash and the mechanic noticed a cracked engine mount, replaced it, and then noticed the car frame was also cracked would be a closer...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-17, 05:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,799
Posted By reef58

This is what I was going to say.

This is what I was going to say.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-17, 05:17 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 16,953
Posted By reef58

I am older now if I do the AOMM next year I will...

I am older now if I do the AOMM next year I will use a 32 or bigger. I may even, gulp, drop to a 48/28 or so. I may not be able to hang with the fast group.

Blue Ride Brutal I forgot to change...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-17, 05:04 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 16,953
Posted By reef58

How is he going to get a lower gear with a 42...

How is he going to get a lower gear with a 42 tooth ring than I can get with a 30 tooth ring. They make pretty large cassettes if you desire.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 16,953
Posted By reef58

I guess I will spend more time on this than I...

I guess I will spend more time on this than I wanted. Your arguments are asinine.

1) I don't not want to ride in a group at 110rpms. I have no desire. Most folks riding in groups are not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-17, 04:41 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 16,953
Posted By reef58

Oh I forgot, you asked about climbing. Your...

Oh I forgot, you asked about climbing. Your quote also was in reference to a 1x drive train. For my example the compact double is a much better choice than a 1x11 with a 42 tooth gear. Like I said...
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