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01-22-12, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,195,270
Posted By Flak

4.5 hours outside on the road with some like...

4.5 hours outside on the road with some like minded idiot friends, on the cx bike. 20 degrees at start, balmy 32 when we finished. Extra resistance of the cx tires whoops me.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,582
Posted By Flak

We're (were) a Serotta dealer (shop owner worked...

We're (were) a Serotta dealer (shop owner worked there previously for 7 years), and they're suffering some troubles recently (again). If you know anything about them, then you'll know that Kelly...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-12, 09:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,149
Posted By Flak

Get fat. ...

Get fat.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/F14K/getfat.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-12, 09:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,867
Posted By Flak

Riding of any kind is good for you. Unless...

Riding of any kind is good for you.

Unless you've already sucked the fun out of riding by insisting on "training" all the time, and have no time left for anything else.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-12, 09:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,920
Posted By Flak

Looks like it violates 3:1 to me, but we'll see...

Looks like it violates 3:1 to me, but we'll see if Garmin are riding them this year or not. (maybe it's wide / fatter than most, like a firecrest or Stinger to give it the necessary width to achieve...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-12, 10:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,875
Posted By Flak

^^ This guy knows. I love bf, but the amount...

^^ This guy knows.

I love bf, but the amount of bad info passed along here still astounds me.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-12, 10:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,875
Posted By Flak

You are dead wrong. Yes. You need to add...

You are dead wrong.

Yes. You need to add spacers. Cool stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-12, 09:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,135
Posted By Flak

Campy has been playing with electronic since 1992.

Campy has been playing with electronic since 1992.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-12, 08:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,135
Posted By Flak

You mean like going 11 speed, which Shimano are...

You mean like going 11 speed, which Shimano are doing next year?

I'll get EPS on my next bike, probably in 2013. That **** is sweet, and no i don't need it, but who gives a ****. It's better than...
01-10-12, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,967
Views: 184,150
Posted By Flak

Atmosphere Aesop Rock Cut Chemist Deftones ...

Atmosphere
Aesop Rock
Cut Chemist
Deftones
Frenzal Rhomb
B. Reith
Tool
Pelican
01-10-12, 08:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,299
Posted By Flak

I run. Sure, it's probably not as good as a...

I run. Sure, it's probably not as good as a proper ride, but when it's dark, snowy, and i can't stand to look at my trainer again, it's perfect. Still works the heart/lungs, is an excellent fat...
01-09-12, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,543
Posted By Flak

Without sarcasm, I aspire to the level of...

Without sarcasm, I aspire to the level of training precision being shown here.

I'm struggling to remember to put on a HR strap when i get dressed for God's sake!
01-06-12, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,997
Posted By Flak

Isolated incident.

Isolated incident.
01-04-12, 11:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By Flak

It'll be good for you. Upper body work, training...

It'll be good for you. Upper body work, training lots of different systems, and you get to punch your man card.
12-29-11, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22,690
Views: 686,236
Posted By Flak

That sounds weird to me, too. Signed up for...

That sounds weird to me, too.

Signed up for Battenkill...spose i better get my **** together.
12-29-11, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22,690
Views: 686,236
Posted By Flak

Not you, though.

Not you, though.
12-29-11, 04:07 PM
Replies: 22,690
Views: 686,236
Posted By Flak

Wife has had an IUD for approaching 5 years (got...

Wife has had an IUD for approaching 5 years (got it after second kid was born). She actually wants to renew it because shes doesn't get her period anymore, but it's still a short term fix with some...
12-28-11, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22,690
Views: 686,236
Posted By Flak

I know it's irrational and seems almost...

I know it's irrational and seems almost completely debunked, but i worry about a dip in testosterone if i get a vasectomy.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-11, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 889
Posted By Flak

Find a good local shop and have them build you...

Find a good local shop and have them build you some. For $600 you can easily get what you want, with local support should you require it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-11, 07:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,176
Posted By Flak

Don't get me wrong, they're nice wheels, and the...

Don't get me wrong, they're nice wheels, and the hubs aren't bad; they're just not as nice as a quality cup and cone hub (better fulcrums/campy, or shimanos). The platform itself is solid, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-11, 04:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,176
Posted By Flak

I've had the HED Ardennes SLs for nearly a year...

I've had the HED Ardennes SLs for nearly a year now, with a full season of racing on them. I like everything about them except the sealed cartridge bearings (that aren't nearly as smooth as my cup...
12-28-11, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,050
Posted By Flak

They don't work in conjunction with winter boots....

They don't work in conjunction with winter boots. No air = no chemical reaction.

I'm going to try the embro and see.
12-27-11, 09:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,558
Posted By Flak

I wasn't trying to be nonchalant about things,...

I wasn't trying to be nonchalant about things, nor was i talking about the pro race (those all look hard). But this guy is doing his first race, and everyone around him is as concerned with the...
12-26-11, 08:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,558
Posted By Flak

Don't sweat it too much. Just ride in the pack...

Don't sweat it too much. Just ride in the pack and know that most riders are as concerned about the course as you are.

I don't think it's as hard as it's billed.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-11, 08:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,909
Posted By Flak

King Tony wins this thread.

King Tony wins this thread.
11-23-11, 06:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,081
Posted By Flak

To qualify my response ill say I'm a cat2, but i...

To qualify my response ill say I'm a cat2, but i agree with the guy who says it can't be that complicated. It isn't.

Sure there are rules and tactics, but it isn't grand master chess match,...
06-09-11, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By Flak

If you need a minute, but plan on cooperating to...

If you need a minute, but plan on cooperating to help keep it away, just tell em "gimme a minute".
04-11-11, 06:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,055
Posted By Flak

Was my first trip out there, and ended up 4th in...

Was my first trip out there, and ended up 4th in the grey 3 race. Some dude in our race solo'ed the whole bloody thing and we were left racing for second. Gave me enough points for my 2 upgrade -...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-10, 09:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,108
Posted By Flak

Cav broke his line rather dramatically. HH just...

Cav broke his line rather dramatically. HH just dropped his shoulder in an attempt to defend himself against the impending collision.

Cav's fault. But we covered this 6 months ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-10, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,952
Posted By Flak

The reality is, i think you would gain more from...

The reality is, i think you would gain more from the support of a local shop who will fit you properly, and give you some free service, than you would from a BD bike.

If you overcome an 8 or 9...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-10, 11:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,937
Posted By Flak

Cool!! But ive watched flat land before

Cool!!

But ive watched flat land before
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 965
Posted By Flak

Spend money now and look good, or spend money...

Spend money now and look good, or spend money later and look bad.

Either way, they keep making **** that fails. They should sort that out before bringing product to market in the first place. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-10, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,698
Posted By Flak

Did you take it off "test" mode?

Did you take it off "test" mode?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-10, 03:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,152
Posted By Flak

Just buy your BD bike, then take it to your LBS...

Just buy your BD bike, then take it to your LBS and pay full price to have them tune it up when you fail, and to fit you properly, and to tune it up again when you break it in.

Or, be the wrench...
10-17-10, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By Flak

Specialized tires have been very good to me. The...

Specialized tires have been very good to me. The new turbos are pretty good. I also prefer the grips over the races in the Micheline lineup. Used rubinos for a long time and liked them as well.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-10, 05:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,528
Posted By Flak

Lots of mis-information on this thread. ...

Lots of mis-information on this thread.

Specialized bikes typically come with the rear wheel attached, front wheel not. It isn't really about box size either because many bikes come in boxes over...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-10, 09:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,960
Posted By Flak

bf question o the day.

bf question o the day.
10-13-10, 11:20 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,044
Posted By Flak

Pretty good. Went from 5 > 3, and sitting on...

Pretty good. Went from 5 > 3, and sitting on enough points to shoot for my 2 upgrade early next season if i train properly over the winter.

I'm motivated for the winter though, which has me...
10-09-10, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By Flak

<--- Cleveland I have 3 pairs of winter...

<--- Cleveland

I have 3 pairs of winter gloves, Spenco winter mtn bike gloves, PI Softshells, PI Lobsters.

55-40 = Spencos. 40-30 = softshells. 30 below = lobsters.

If I'm in the woods,...
10-04-10, 06:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,934
Posted By Flak

Too many outliers when discussing our collective...

Too many outliers when discussing our collective selves.

To get any consistency, we need to look at the pinnacle. ProTour guys.

Why are smaller riders (cav) slower than bigger guys (Thor) in...
10-03-10, 06:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,909
Posted By Flak

Your arm is hurt, your legs are fine, and its...

Your arm is hurt, your legs are fine, and its only October 3rd.

Doctors are cautious by nature. Enjoy the month off then get back to training. Race in March, and race you way to fitness and crush...
09-29-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,050
Posted By Flak

You're over thinking this. Ride the trainer, or...

You're over thinking this. Ride the trainer, or don't, and show up to some of my early season races :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-10, 06:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,034
Posted By Flak

Don't get me wrong, riding in the winter isn't...

Don't get me wrong, riding in the winter isn't nearly as good as the summer.....it's just that it can be done.

Any of you guys who say you enjoy it as much as summer are posturing!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-10, 09:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,034
Posted By Flak

Shill, Mitch.....I'm a shill. :P

Shill, Mitch.....I'm a shill. :P
09-24-10, 07:17 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,208
Posted By Flak

Win races.

Win races.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-10, 07:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,034
Posted By Flak

I'm in Cleveland also. I ride outside in all...

I'm in Cleveland also.

I ride outside in all weather. Road bikes when roads clear, cx bikes when there's a little snow, mtn bikes when there's a lot. I do ride the trainer as well though.

Drop...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,877
Posted By Flak

Geez, what kind of bull**** local wheel builders...

Geez, what kind of bull**** local wheel builders do some of you guys have?

Souls seem nice, but they're not special. They're just built by someone who knows what they're doing. I bet there are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-10, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By Flak

Road Racer is all carbon now. I got to ride...

Road Racer is all carbon now.

I got to ride one at a dealer event recently. Pretty sweet.
08-31-10, 08:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,849
Posted By Flak

True, i did spend a few years in some solid...

True, i did spend a few years in some solid cycles. I just feel like so many get too hung up on training specifics, when the answers for most of us amateurs are far simpler. Ride bikes, and ride with...
08-31-10, 07:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,849
Posted By Flak

As a guy that moved from 5 to 3 this year, and...

As a guy that moved from 5 to 3 this year, and sitting on 18 points as said 3 .....i think at our level all we need to do is ride. Sure, ride long base, trainer intervals, hills......but mostly just...
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