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07-03-20, 10:35 AM
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Posted By Cypress

Haven't been riding much. I ramped for a gravel...

Haven't been riding much. I ramped for a gravel race then tapered-ish for it only to have the promoter cancel the race 4 days before it was supposed to happen (covid protocols would be followed,...
06-13-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15,170
Views: 860,187
Posted By Cypress

Hit a rest week just as work got nasty. We are...

Hit a rest week just as work got nasty. We are revamping an elementary school (our niche) and the massive kitchen needed the concrete slab sawcut to shreds. Unfortunately, the instability of the cut...
06-04-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15,170
Views: 860,187
Posted By Cypress

Example of why heart rate is a dodgy way of...

Example of why heart rate is a dodgy way of training:

I did a 4x10 sweet spot at 320W last night and averaged 146 bpm during the efforts. Iím not sure if the low HR is due to yesterdayís 30:30...
06-03-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15,170
Views: 860,187
Posted By Cypress

8x30:30ís last night. Itís amazing what those do...

8x30:30ís last night. Itís amazing what those do to your body. I was riding around at 160W and 118 BPM afterwards while breathing like I was in the middle of a threshold workout.
Forum: For Sale
06-03-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,291
Posted By Cypress

These wheels are gone!

These wheels are gone!
05-28-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,616
Posted By Cypress

Man, I thought I marked those as sold. They are...

Man, I thought I marked those as sold. They are gone. My bad!
Forum: For Sale
05-27-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,291
Posted By Cypress

They are definitely still for sale, and you can...

They are definitely still for sale, and you can email me at dennyroweiii@gmail.com
05-20-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15,170
Views: 860,187
Posted By Cypress

Iím waiting for it to hit 420

Iím waiting for it to hit 420
05-20-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15,170
Views: 860,187
Posted By Cypress

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Forum: For Sale
05-11-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
Posted By Cypress

Thatís a fantastic question. It would depend on...

Thatís a fantastic question. It would depend on the geometry of lugged frame. Modern bikes have sloped top tubes so the intersection changes by model.

Hereís a chart for the Madone

...
Forum: For Sale
05-10-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,291
Posted By Cypress

These are definitely 11sp compatible! ...

These are definitely 11sp compatible!


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05-10-20, 08:52 AM
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Posted By Cypress

That was a day ...

That was a day


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05-08-20, 10:52 AM
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Views: 860,187
Posted By Cypress

Yikes!

Yikes!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Cypress

Paired spokes are an antiquated design that only...

Paired spokes are an antiquated design that only a few manufacturers are holding on to for aesthetic or trademark reasons. They tend to suffer from wheel flex (not always, but often), and the dreaded...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Cypress

I live in Oregon now and 7% (7.5 minutes) of my...

I live in Oregon now and 7% (7.5 minutes) of my last ride was spend over 30 mph, most of it not coasting. On rolling terrain, do you have to coast down one side of a roller, then wait until you slow...
05-06-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15,170
Views: 860,187
Posted By Cypress

I'm currently on 44's, but looking into 42's or...

I'm currently on 44's, but looking into 42's or even 40's. I really like the extra width for stability, but it's just wind resistance if I'm aero'd out. I rarely use the hoods when I'm tucked and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Cypress

46x11 doesn't get you to 30 mph at 90 rpm. The...

46x11 doesn't get you to 30 mph at 90 rpm. The mountain roads of MT aren't all that steep, so OP might find himself spun out on downhills/windy false flats (depending on his riding style). Running...
05-06-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15,170
Views: 860,187
Posted By Cypress

I've done well in honing my aero position on the...

I've done well in honing my aero position on the road bike. This one was a "stay small, hit the uphills hard, carry power over the top, try to retain speed into the next one, repeat." Aside from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
Posted By Cypress

I saw these guys (Holy Grail) open for Amon...

I saw these guys (Holy Grail) open for Amon Amarth back in the day and had no idea who they were other than they were the remnants of White Wizard (also good). Most metal shows have a "big" headliner...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
Posted By Cypress

On topic: This is my go-to pump up song, and...

On topic:

This is my go-to pump up song, and easily in my top-3 songs ever made:

https://youtu.be/V3ADK6gsDGg
05-06-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15,170
Views: 860,187
Posted By Cypress

Used a segment that I've been hunting to dictate...

Used a segment that I've been hunting to dictate a ~14-min stochastic set, then another segment (that I already held) as a 6-min burner effort after the stochastic set. Ended up taking the first...
05-05-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15,170
Views: 860,187
Posted By Cypress

Don't start in the B's...you'll demolish them....

Don't start in the B's...you'll demolish them. Get your Zwift Power account setup before you start racing, as your races won't "count" unless you have it already going (if you care). The starts are...
05-05-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15,170
Views: 860,187
Posted By Cypress

Don't wait, just do one. The time will fly by and...

Don't wait, just do one. The time will fly by and you'll suddenly see your outdoor watts appear indoors. It's a bit of a learning curve to figure out how to stay in the "pack" without ending up on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 531
Posted By Cypress

Do you need me for this conversation, or....?

Do you need me for this conversation, or....?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 531
Posted By Cypress

Who knew you could get under someones skin so bad...

Who knew you could get under someones skin so bad by criticizing their helmet :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 531
Posted By Cypress

Keep going, man. Always classy with the ad...

Keep going, man. Always classy with the ad hominem attacks.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 531
Posted By Cypress

Props on missing the entire point of my post and...

Props on missing the entire point of my post and only focusing on an incorrectly-interpreted fact.

Enjoy your oversized helmet.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 531
Posted By Cypress

Yep. There are those of us that wear a helmet on...

Yep. There are those of us that wear a helmet on the small side to gain aero benefits. Look at the difference in overhang between the Williams boys and Sagan. The Williams helmets look absolutely...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 17,069
Posted By Cypress

There's also this, which negates the need for a...

There's also this, which negates the need for a separate air chamber (slow to the punch)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 17,069
Posted By Cypress

Yikes! I can only remember one tire that was past...

Yikes! I can only remember one tire that was past the point of a CO2. It took removing the core, attaching a compressor to the stem running full-bore, and three dudes manipulating the tire at...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 17,069
Posted By Cypress

If it's a particularly stubborn tire, remove the...

If it's a particularly stubborn tire, remove the valve core of the presta valve and burn a CO2. I get my CO2 cartridges from Amazon for about a dollar a piece.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 531
Posted By Cypress

Would you assume a 5'6" social-security-aged...

Would you assume a 5'6" social-security-aged Caucasian male to wear a size 13 trainer? ...or would you just notice the inch of empty space between the back of their heel and the shoe? Maybe the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 531
Posted By Cypress

I've never seen a Specialized helmet that didn't...

I've never seen a Specialized helmet that didn't look way too big on the user's head. I'm not sure if that's because they look huge, or if it's because everyone wearing them wears a size larger than...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Cypress

No need to change the entire front end. All you'd...

No need to change the entire front end. All you'd need was a 36t chainring (if you want), a rear derailleur, a cassette, and a chain for the extra length. Everything else remains the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Cypress

Bozeman area? I lived there for 7 years. A 39x28...

Bozeman area? I lived there for 7 years. A 39x28 will clear most things in that area save for the nastier bits like Jackson Creek. If you need more, you'll have to switch to an Ultegra RD with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Cypress

What chainrings are you running, and where in MT?...

What chainrings are you running, and where in MT? Just use an Ultegra cassette if your derailleur can handle it.
05-01-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15,170
Views: 860,187
Posted By Cypress

Here's last night's TT. Mass-start rules, no TT...

Here's last night's TT. Mass-start rules, no TT bikes allowed etc. so this was on my TCR Advanced SL Disc. I started the TT 2 hours into my ride, so I wasn't expecting huge numbers, but I was...
05-01-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5,041
Views: 285,732
Posted By Cypress

I grew a mustache because that seems to be what...

I grew a mustache because that seems to be what the racing crowd is up to. Everyone loves it, minus the wife...so it gets the chop tonight.

I'm kind of glad, as my facial hair grows straight out....
05-01-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15,170
Views: 860,187
Posted By Cypress

Did another stage of the Strava stage race I'm...

Did another stage of the Strava stage race I'm in. Getting bored with the ride down to the area that the stages are located.

Basically, I rode Z2 for 40 miles, did a 6 mile flat TT, then kept on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 155,778
Posted By Cypress

I do love a purple bike, but I'm not making the...

I do love a purple bike, but I'm not making the call until I see that spacer stack...
04-30-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By Cypress

I knew a few BMX dudes that loved the CK rear...

I knew a few BMX dudes that loved the CK rear hubs for their pawl action. The nearly-instantaneous engagement meant they could get on the beans a millisecond faster out of corners/landing.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 568
Posted By Cypress

Mine too :) ...

Mine too :)

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,322
Posted By Cypress

The LOOK 585 was a legit superbike when it came...

The LOOK 585 was a legit superbike when it came out, and that color is titties. Post some pics when you hit 10 posts!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 568
Posted By Cypress

+1 for not caring about data unless it's for...

+1 for not caring about data unless it's for specific portions of a ride.

I believe you follow me on Strava, so you can analyze every aspect of my rides if you like. You'll notice that they are...
04-30-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By Cypress

New wheelset = new seals and grease in the...

New wheelset = new seals and grease in the bearings.

New seals are draggier than old worn-out joints. New grease is stickier and more plentiful than in old hubs. Heavier wheels will also spin...
04-30-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15,170
Views: 860,187
Posted By Cypress

Pretty sad that the police seem to have a "you're...

Pretty sad that the police seem to have a "you're on a bike so who gives a bakers ****" attitude. I got stopped by an irate dude on a state highway in the middle of nowhere once (he pulled over and...
04-29-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5,041
Views: 285,732
Posted By Cypress

I'm with you guys. Over the winter I got invited...

I'm with you guys. Over the winter I got invited to be a consultant to a new team in my old town. After the official meeting we all sat around and BS'd about life and bikes. The conversation drifted...
04-29-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15,170
Views: 860,187
Posted By Cypress

I went out into the dead-flat farmlands to do a...

I went out into the dead-flat farmlands to do a 4x10 Sweet Spot in my aero road tuck last night. I was just about done with my second interval when a bullet passed within 7' of my head... It had...
04-28-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By Cypress

I hosted some homestays at my place in Philomath,...

I hosted some homestays at my place in Philomath, but I can't remember which schools. I did the OSU crit once in the A's (2016 maybe?) and ended up lapping the field with one or two other guys. Aside...
04-28-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5,041
Views: 285,732
Posted By Cypress

Age of the beast! ...sorta.

Age of the beast! ...sorta.
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