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10-28-14, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,805
Posted By Vlaam4ever

good advice here. protein following a hard ride...

good advice here. protein following a hard ride is essential to heal. Also get lots of sleep!!
10-27-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,372
Posted By Vlaam4ever

I'm already on it. I found a coach in my area on...

I'm already on it. I found a coach in my area on the SS forum. I haven't set up session or anything but I'm posting videos and having my form commented on at the SS forum. I'm beginning to...
10-27-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,372
Posted By Vlaam4ever

Just to clarify what I'm doing. I started with...

Just to clarify what I'm doing. I started with the StrongLift 5x5 (LINK) (http://stronglifts.com/5x5/) program. It starts with the bar and add 5-10 pounds each time in the gym until it gets heavy,...
10-15-14, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,372
Posted By Vlaam4ever

So, I've added 10 pounds onto my body in about 6...

So, I've added 10 pounds onto my body in about 6 weeks, 100lb onto my squat, 40lb on my benchpress, 100lb on my deadlift. I hope I can still fit into my team kit come spring time...

I'm...
09-30-14, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,766
Posted By Vlaam4ever

IF you want to go on long rides, I recommend a...

IF you want to go on long rides, I recommend a road bike at whatever cost your budget will allow. You can find good bikes starting as low as $300 or as much as $10,000(or possibly more). Go to your...
09-30-14, 08:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,372
Posted By Vlaam4ever

I very much like the Mark Rippentoe book Starting...

I very much like the Mark Rippentoe book Starting Strength, very thorough and uncompromising on how to build strength. I think he recommends 3x5 instead of 5x5 but at my level of novice and weakness...
09-24-14, 05:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,857
Posted By Vlaam4ever

I cant help you with your drink of choice since...

I cant help you with your drink of choice since it's your decision. I like a beer or two in the evening with the the occasional substitute of a margarita or glass of wine.

I visited my doctor...
09-24-14, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By Vlaam4ever

a couple of 2x20 or 5x5 workouts every week -...

a couple of 2x20 or 5x5 workouts every week - these are 2 intervals for 20 mins, or 5 interval for 5 minutes. These are good options if you only have an hour per day and only want to use your bike....
09-23-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,372
Posted By Vlaam4ever

I did my first day on the barbells yesterday. ...

I did my first day on the barbells yesterday. What a humbling effort.

Squats, killed it. All these years of lunges have prepared me for this, I'll move up quick here..
Bench, I did okay but I'm...
09-20-14, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,372
Posted By Vlaam4ever

5x5 strength training program

I'm an average cyclist and log between 4 and 7 hours on the bike each week. As we are getting in to the fall I'll be riding less and am considering adding a strength training routine that I can do...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,179
Posted By Vlaam4ever

I typically use my Garmin 500 or 510. But still...

I typically use my Garmin 500 or 510. But still keep Strava on my cell phone just incase I'm riding a bike with no mount or cadence/speed dohiki.

Not a huge fan of the smart phone apps due to...
07-08-14, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By Vlaam4ever

I get the same thing when I do lots of hills and...

I get the same thing when I do lots of hills and climbs. My pain is simply due to weakness or lack of fitness for 80 mile hilly rides. It takes a lot of lot of energy and really fatigues my...
07-07-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,972
Posted By Vlaam4ever

There are 2 main commercial blenders style that I...

There are 2 main commercial blenders style that I am aware of Vitamix and Blendtec. They are the top of the line units and use 2+HP motors to make smoothies. I think they call it liquefing their...
07-07-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By Vlaam4ever

Just a 2 month check in. I really scored well...

Just a 2 month check in. I really scored well with this KK Road Machine. Picked it up cheap and it rides so smooth and quiet that I ride it 3+ times per week. I still ride outside on the weekends....
07-07-14, 11:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,972
Posted By Vlaam4ever

I recommend you get one. If you use it to...

I recommend you get one. If you use it to failure from overuse replace it with a Vitamix at a later time.

If you are 100% sure you want to go smoothie I recommend you get a Vitamix now. I picked...
07-07-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,450
Posted By Vlaam4ever

I did a similar low carb ride this weekend. ...

I did a similar low carb ride this weekend. fueled up on a Flank Steak and fresh garden tomatoes on Friday night and hit the road on Saturday morning for a 55 miler drinking only water and a black...
07-03-14, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,092
Posted By Vlaam4ever

rms, Sounds like your doing things right. ...

rms,
Sounds like your doing things right. first recommendation, ride with a group until you keep up with them, consider this a harder ride. Second recommendation, do solo rides at an easy pace to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,586
Posted By Vlaam4ever

they sound perfect for your terrain, but may be a...

they sound perfect for your terrain, but may be a burden when you come across gusty cross winds.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-14, 02:20 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,767
Posted By Vlaam4ever

That bike looks so awesome. congrats on a job...

That bike looks so awesome. congrats on a job well done!!! just need to take a quick spray washer to the garage door.
05-21-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,541
Posted By Vlaam4ever

They taste equally bad after 4 hours in my pocket...

They taste equally bad after 4 hours in my pocket as they do fresh form the store. I dont like the taste but my stomach handles them them well and the packaging holds up. they are winners.
05-20-14, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,740
Posted By Vlaam4ever

Cross bike looks a little cooler but it really...

Cross bike looks a little cooler but it really sounds like you need a road bike. there are plenty of road bikes out there with compact gears. Ideally you will end up with 2 or 3 bikes to cover all...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-14, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,780
Posted By Vlaam4ever

I can see the buyer remorse seeping through your...

I can see the buyer remorse seeping through your words. stay strong and ride your bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,780
Posted By Vlaam4ever

get the used Roubaix and upgrade to 6800 and some...

get the used Roubaix and upgrade to 6800 and some custom wheels. You get more bike and your old bike gets a nice upgrade and its what you really want to do anyway.
Forum: Commuting
05-16-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 162,220
Posted By Vlaam4ever

I rode into work today for the first time this...

I rode into work today for the first time this year. I started a new job and dont know the roads of the interstate that well so havent gone through the trouble to make it down on the bike. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-14, 09:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,483
Posted By Vlaam4ever

There are only 2 you should consider and it...

There are only 2 you should consider and it depends on the situation.

situation: standing around, choose the jersey that makes you look slim.
situation: riding around, choose the jersey that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-14, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,926
Posted By Vlaam4ever

sorry it did not work out. Fit is key the rest...

sorry it did not work out. Fit is key the rest can be repaired and replaced at any budget. Lemonds are actually awesome frames.

edit:
unless you strip out your BB threads or crack an aluminium...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-14, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,926
Posted By Vlaam4ever

Okay, so should I assume you know it fits. I...

Okay, so should I assume you know it fits. I guess I should assume you know regular wear items are tires, chain, cassette, hubs and bottom bracket for a whichever D/A you have that did not come...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-14, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,926
Posted By Vlaam4ever

Make sure it fits. The rest is just blah blah...

Make sure it fits. The rest is just blah blah for $XXX

edit:
Welcome to bike forum
nice bike and find... IF IT FITS
05-01-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By Vlaam4ever

I picked up a KK Road Machine on CraigsList for...

I picked up a KK Road Machine on CraigsList for $250.
Glad to have my cloth dryclean rack back
05-01-14, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,756
Posted By Vlaam4ever

Incorrect, Each are equally essential to a...

Incorrect, Each are equally essential to a varying degree based on the elements. humidity, temperature, difficulty of terrain, pace of the group.

Experiment with electrolytes to find the taste...
04-30-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,756
Posted By Vlaam4ever

If you feel fine on the 75 mile ride with just...

If you feel fine on the 75 mile ride with just some water, electrolytes and a small sack. you should be ok for 100 miles with 30% more of each(50 % for good measure)

You don't mention how long you...
04-30-14, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By Vlaam4ever

It's the only place I do recovery rides. It's...

It's the only place I do recovery rides. It's also my preferred place to ride when it's raining or dark during during the work week. I regularly get 3-6 hours per month on it even during peak...
04-30-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 351,753
Posted By Vlaam4ever

So following last summer's "over the hump", I...

So following last summer's "over the hump", I realized I hit a wall. the congestion did not improve and I really suffered in August and developed bronchitis, again in September and tore my right...
04-29-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By Vlaam4ever

Time for a new trainer

Last week my 14-yr old, loud Nashbar magnetic trainer gave out. So it's time for a new on. I used my previous trainer set up primarily for recovery rides and clothes hanger. However I'd like to...
04-28-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,144
Posted By Vlaam4ever

For 2+hours I take a banana, a few Figbars, a...

For 2+hours I take a banana, a few Figbars, a bottle of water and a bottle of sports drink. I dont do well with huge meals before riding so I lake to have have something with me in case I need them.
04-06-14, 03:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,833
Posted By Vlaam4ever

Looks like Bein is showing 90 minutes of it at...

Looks like Bein is showing 90 minutes of it at 1PM et. that wil be enough for me. I can ride my 50 miles this morning watch the race when I get home. To defend the NBC SN they are showing the...
Replies: 300
Views: 138,549
Posted By Vlaam4ever

I've had trouble finding 'off the shelf' track...

I've had trouble finding 'off the shelf' track bikes. Most are just fixies or single speeds meant for the road. I actually called Loose nuts and they did recommend looking at a used bikes. So I may...
Replies: 300
Views: 138,549
Posted By Vlaam4ever

I may have already done so...

I may have already done so...
Replies: 300
Views: 138,549
Posted By Vlaam4ever

I'm taking the DLV certification class this...

I'm taking the DLV certification class this weekend and looking to pick up an entry level bike for beginner races. I highly prefer a fully built bike that I can pick up from the LBS in Atlanta. It...
Replies: 31
Views: 2,116
Posted By Vlaam4ever

I signed up for the April month-long session of...

I signed up for the April month-long session of Thursdays. I got a little excited a few weeks ago between ice storms and signed up. Missed the group-on..
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-13, 01:19 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-13, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
N+1
Views: 1,030
Posted By Vlaam4ever

That bike is an N+1 worth having.

That bike is an N+1 worth having.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-13, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,958
Posted By Vlaam4ever

Ride as many hills (or sprints if you live in...

Ride as many hills (or sprints if you live in Florida) as possilble between now and the october climbing events. Also drop 5 pounds! It makes a huge difference.

If needed do some lunges and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,807
Posted By Vlaam4ever

Thanks for confirming this. I've heard of no...

Thanks for confirming this. I've heard of no install "falling apart" issues. Most of the complaints I've read seem data and software related.

Sounds like the OP has data and calibrations...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-13, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,737
Posted By Vlaam4ever

Dont bother upgrading the components at this...

Dont bother upgrading the components at this time. Actually I highly discourage it.

However if you insist, the best "upgrade" money is spent on contact points and fit pieces first. So for me,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-13, 08:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,807
Posted By Vlaam4ever

I just installed a SRAM Force crank, so not sure...

I just installed a SRAM Force crank, so not sure this is on the short for 2013. However this may be an nice christmass add on.

I'm a little confused on how to order if I were interested. Do I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,244
Posted By Vlaam4ever

Higher spoke count helps on realiabilty of the...

Higher spoke count helps on realiabilty of the keeping the wheel true and even tensioned. Not sure it will make it feel any different. I prefer to ride with higher spoke count wheels simply to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-13, 07:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,073
Posted By Vlaam4ever

It's never occured to me to buy used kits. ...

It's never occured to me to buy used kits.

I just found a new reason to get on ebay... crap
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-13, 06:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,901
Posted By Vlaam4ever

Chris Carmicheal once answered a question I...

Chris Carmicheal once answered a question I posted on an online live chat in 1998. He even told me it was a good question and glad I asked about proper training for new cyclists.

Also the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-13, 06:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,827
Posted By Vlaam4ever

I do it all to often. Never on a group ride, but...

I do it all to often. Never on a group ride, but on my way to work. I typically walk my dog for 15 minutes before setting off to work and often put on hat to keep my bed head in check. The hat...
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