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Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-15, 06:41 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 16,946
Posted By jrossbeck

I think you are leaving out a segment of amateurs...

I think you are leaving out a segment of amateurs who usually average in the high 30s on their rides. I have only been riding a road cycling for two years and I starting to creep into the 31-32 km...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,396
Posted By jrossbeck

Guilty on the latter. I wasn't even aware the...

Guilty on the latter. I wasn't even aware the sweat strips inside the helmet were removable and washable until I bought my second helmet and the woman helping me with my purchase mentioned it when i...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-15, 05:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,152
Posted By jrossbeck

Try pointing your toe slightly downward while...

Try pointing your toe slightly downward while rotating out, that should give you a bit more range of motion and leverage.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-15, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,143
Posted By jrossbeck

Another tip - your shoes are going to get wet...

Another tip - your shoes are going to get wet (obviously). You can purchase shoe covers to help with that. Or you can go the cheap route, while you are figuring out if you like to ride in the rain....
Forum: Triathlon
09-11-15, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,323
Posted By jrossbeck

If you have access to a treadmill - do you also...

If you have access to a treadmill - do you also have access to an elliptical machine?

You are off to a great start on your training. But if you have concerns re: knee pain, I would do one run a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-15, 05:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,022
Posted By jrossbeck

Competed in my 1st triathlon on Sunday - an...

Competed in my 1st triathlon on Sunday - an Olympic distance. Did great in the swim (my natural event) and did pretty good to hold my own against all the triathlon/TT bike guys on the course. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-15, 11:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,389
Posted By jrossbeck

Since I've never really ridden anything with a...

Since I've never really ridden anything with a budget impact less than $2K, its difficult to say exactly what I'd wish for.

But the list of requirements would probably read:
- Fit similar to my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-15, 05:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,971
Posted By jrossbeck

Nice bike. Also, I cracked up when I immediately...

Nice bike. Also, I cracked up when I immediately noticed Andy Williams Christmas Album. That was one of the first records in my ever growing vinyl collection.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,532
Posted By jrossbeck

Damn - you run fast.

Damn - you run fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-15, 07:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,427
Posted By jrossbeck

I think you'd really be pushing the limits. I'm...

I think you'd really be pushing the limits. I'm 5'11.5" and ride a 56 Trek Madone. Fits me well. Test rode a 58 Emonda and they eyeball made it fit but it was noticeably less nimble. Also had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-15, 10:53 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 20,581
Posted By jrossbeck

You do realize that having Rx lenses properly...

You do realize that having Rx lenses properly centered to your eyes is a major part of vision correction, don't you? Screwing blank Rx lenses into random frames with no regard to where your eyes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-15, 10:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,185
Posted By jrossbeck

I purchased and have been riding the Madone 2.1...

I purchased and have been riding the Madone 2.1 for two seasons, which the Emonda ALR 5 is basically replacing/upgrading. If the ALR5 is indeed a bit nicer, it's a hell of a ride. I'd love to have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-15, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,516
Posted By jrossbeck

If you're not sure if you want to get into road...

If you're not sure if you want to get into road riding - offer the guy $200-250, get a tune up, get it fitted to you, and you're on the road for under $400. If you don't like it, you can probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,490
Posted By jrossbeck

I tried some carbon frames, and wish I had the...

I tried some carbon frames, and wish I had the extra $$ to spend on a carbon frame with 105/equivalent, but ended up finding the aluminum Madone 2.1 to be the perfect bike for me. Weighs in just...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 06:07 AM
Replies: 20,416
Views: 4,715,459
Posted By jrossbeck

Just bought my first set of replacement/upgrade...

Just bought my first set of replacement/upgrade tires. Been running the stock Bontrager R1s, just purchased a set of Conti 4000s II in 700x25. Very excited to try out.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-15, 07:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,961
Posted By jrossbeck

I took a few psins around my neighborhood to get...

I took a few psins around my neighborhood to get used to by bike when I first purchased it. Then I went on my first ride. Got 10 miles from home and flatted on a old country road. Haven't had one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,744
Posted By jrossbeck

You totally had me in this thread - seemingly...

You totally had me in this thread - seemingly calling out people for being judgemental. Until this - when you became the one who was judging.

I would definitely recommend to you to wear some sort...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-15, 06:38 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,367
Posted By jrossbeck

Field engineering for a delivery/transportation...

Field engineering for a delivery/transportation company. Mostly working with local customers and operations.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-15, 07:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 952
Posted By jrossbeck

Sounds like the perfect training plan if you are...

Sounds like the perfect training plan if you are trying to extend your recovery. Concussion recovery is not about avoiding another blow to the head. It is about letting the brain heal. Any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-15, 10:09 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-15, 09:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,088
Posted By jrossbeck

I rarely ride more than 30 miles, and I'm rarely...

I rarely ride more than 30 miles, and I'm rarely more than 10 miles from my house, so my set up may sound light to some.

I have a medium size bag under the seat with spare tube, and multi-tool. ...
Forum: Triathlon
08-05-15, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,236
Posted By jrossbeck

I just took a second to look at the tri you did,...

I just took a second to look at the tri you did, and it all makes much more sense now.

In your detailed post you stated the swim portion was 1/2 mile. I saw the swim time for both you and your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-15, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,033
Posted By jrossbeck

It's quite simple. If you want to be a better...

It's quite simple. If you want to be a better athlete - take better care of yourself. I was almost exactly like you five years ago. Same age, similar weight, slightly taller. Made the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-15, 09:46 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,560
Posted By jrossbeck

All of those are possible, but also could be...

All of those are possible, but also could be simply your "radar bias". If you think something is falling out of favor, you may likely remember more what you don't see. If you think something is in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,433
Posted By jrossbeck

It's possible that it's intentional. Could also...

It's possible that it's intentional. Could also be a happenstance of the driver watching you in the rear/side view mirror, either out of astonishment of your speed (take that as compliment) or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-15, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20,416
Views: 4,715,459
Posted By jrossbeck

Picked up a pair of jerseys. My first "race fit"...

Picked up a pair of jerseys. My first "race fit" jerseys I've purchased since I took up cycling. Started with loose fitting stuff, but I've dropped around 15 lbs in the last year so decided to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-15, 11:07 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 47,724
Posted By jrossbeck

You can probably still find the Madone 2.1s, but...

You can probably still find the Madone 2.1s, but sizes may get selective. Or, you can now get the Emonda ALR5, which is the closest replacement.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-15, 06:21 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 47,724
Posted By jrossbeck

I already clarified my statement earlier. The...

I already clarified my statement earlier. The original question listed three Fuji models and three Trek models which the poster wanted comparisons on. The "best equipped" of the three Fuji models...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 401
Posted By jrossbeck

DreamRider85 - please read re: new bike thread

Hey man - clearly your original thread has taken a turn for the worse, and I don't see it getting better.

If you still have questions about finding the right bike, please post here and I'm sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 47,724
Posted By jrossbeck

Typically, yes. If you have your own helmet,...

Typically, yes. If you have your own helmet, bring it, along with comfortable clothes and shoes. They should measure you to determine your correct size, possibly hold your driver's license for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 47,724
Posted By jrossbeck

One brand is not necessarily going to be "better"...

One brand is not necessarily going to be "better" than the other. And possibly consider more brands (Specialized, Cannondale, etc). Keep an open mind, get fitted, do test rides. The best bike for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-15, 04:02 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 47,724
Posted By jrossbeck

Sorry for any confusion on my end. I was not...

Sorry for any confusion on my end. I was not trying to start a Trek vs Fuji brand war. The OP listed three Fujis, the top of which was about equal to the bottom of the three Treks listed. Thus my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-15, 06:05 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 47,724
Posted By jrossbeck

The Fuji's are a better deal/bargain. The Treks...

The Fuji's are a better deal/bargain. The Treks are a better bike. There is no shame in the purchase of either, get the best bike that you can afford that also fits you.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-15, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By jrossbeck

First of, if you are getting close to that sub 37...

First of, if you are getting close to that sub 37 - many congrats on your hard work. That is good speed.

if I were you, I'd try to see if there are any triathlon clubs you could get in touch...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-15, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,515
Posted By jrossbeck

The difference in weight is likely negligible. ...

The difference in weight is likely negligible. One 16 ounce bottle of water weighs a pound.

However - the carbon S5 frameset will indeed absorb more shock than the aluminum ALR5. For a $50...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-15, 12:19 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 51,066
Posted By jrossbeck

Everyone is different, but I would never put...

Everyone is different, but I would never put cycling shorts in the dryer. Or any high tech sporting gear for that matter. Numeorus reasons:

1 - Most folks use fabric softener in the dryer, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-15, 12:14 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 51,066
Posted By jrossbeck

Took a big ole loop out into the "rural area" not...

Took a big ole loop out into the "rural area" not far from my house, very flat terrain by most folks' standards. 25 miles per the Garmin 610 strapped to my wrist. Absolutely beautiful weather today...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By jrossbeck

If you did a 70.3, and averaged 17 MPH on the...

If you did a 70.3, and averaged 17 MPH on the bike portion - it sounds like you have a perfectly good road bike for general training and riding. Your Trek is only 10 years old, and has DA/Ultegra...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By jrossbeck

The graphics look common to the 2006 models. I...

The graphics look common to the 2006 models. I did not see this color combo on their archive page.

And all of those have "Allez" on the chainstay, and "Specialized" on the seat stay. Your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-15, 07:58 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,423
Posted By jrossbeck

Not trying to blame your group, but you probably...

Not trying to blame your group, but you probably should rethink your decision to have the town nudist ride last in formation.

All joking aside, sorry to hear of your experience. It's downright...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-15, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,278
Posted By jrossbeck

I agree - the Emonda ride is "better". It is a...

I agree - the Emonda ride is "better". It is a more expensive bike by the same manufacturer - it better be. My point remains, the Emonda is not night and day difference, i.e. It doesn't "sh*t" on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,278
Posted By jrossbeck

Gotcha - that's a pretty long ride. I would...

Gotcha - that's a pretty long ride. I would definitely check out the two you reference, as well as the entry level Domane, which has multiple design elements geared towards longer rides.

Thanks...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-15, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,278
Posted By jrossbeck

Just back in April you (TheBlast82) started...

Just back in April you (TheBlast82) started posting here, and said you were completely new to the sport, had never rode with clipless pedals, etc. But a couple months ago (i.e. one month later) you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,278
Posted By jrossbeck

Last year I had the same decision. In my case,...

Last year I had the same decision. In my case, the S4 was $300 more. Only a pound lighter, and as you state, lower (one notch) components. I bought the Madone because I used the $300 to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-15, 06:37 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 51,066
Posted By jrossbeck

Put in my first 20+ mile ride of the year - 24.5...

Put in my first 20+ mile ride of the year - 24.5 to be exact. Just roaming around the streets, saw a couple deer on a paved trail. I've only been riding one or two days a week this year, been...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-15, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,408
Posted By jrossbeck

I hear what you're saying. That is not how i...

I hear what you're saying. That is not how i would usually list a bike. But the bike was on the trainer, and I just didn't feel like removing it, and stripping off and switching parts. I was just...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,956
Posted By jrossbeck

3-4 days a week I'm swimming laps at the pool. ...

3-4 days a week I'm swimming laps at the pool. Compared to that, my biking attire feels like formal wear. And I honestly don't give a rip what I look like in either.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,641
Posted By jrossbeck

I first had PF years ago, and will get very rare...

I first had PF years ago, and will get very rare flare ups here and again. But back then in was not a bike guy, just a college student, if memory serves it all started due to the popularity of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-15, 08:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,741
Posted By jrossbeck

I'm guessing most people have it correct. ...

I'm guessing most people have it correct. Physical therapists and bio-mechanical studies will prove your opinion wrong over and again.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-15, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By jrossbeck

Used and budget at least $100 for a full work up...

Used and budget at least $100 for a full work up at your local LBS
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