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Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 874
Posted By genejockey

And consider buying several, if you might get...

And consider buying several, if you might get more bikes. Your favorite saddle might be discontinued, and you'll be stuck going through the process all over again.
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Tomm Willians

Working my way back

Had a nice 60 miler today working my conditioning to the point of (hopefully) doing my first double century before summer. I had a nasty accident in late December breaking numerous ribs on my right...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 874
Posted By rubiksoval

Not if your reach is set up well.

Not if your reach is set up well.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 874
Posted By rubiksoval

Is your saddle level? Try tilting it down. A lot...

Is your saddle level? Try tilting it down. A lot if necessary.

Helps immensely.
02-15-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By caloso

Find a tree.

Find a tree.
02-14-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,514
Posted By Road Fan

If your concerned about how far out you are...

If your concerned about how far out you are reaching, it's not enough to look at bike size which is normally based on seat tube length. First you need to clarify seat tube length. It can be (in order...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,723
Posted By Bulette

Sunday's weather was supposed to start out a bit...

Sunday's weather was supposed to start out a bit cool, but the afternoon would top 70F. It was a great chance to get out for a century. Unfortunately, my Garmin had mysteriously discharged during...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,723
Posted By joewein

https://jwde.jp/imgpub/f6975ac32b5619bbdf4a40e8d57...

https://jwde.jp/imgpub/f6975ac32b5619bbdf4a40e8d57b1dec/a3c5ada8723b1e6abc1a390c5178f973/s1024.jpg

February Century done! :) (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/4749923349))

I rode...
02-01-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 961
Posted By downtube42

I've always known i have the long life genes,...

I've always known i have the long life genes, from both sides, so i try to take care of my parts. If they can ever do a spinal column replacement, sign me up. I got a used model.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,723
Posted By Bulette

Almost missed January this year; I have been...

Almost missed January this year; I have been spending more time on a mountain bike, specifically to ward off "mile hunting". But I really enjoy the long rides -- so on Saturday I set out for...
02-01-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,514
Posted By Phil_gretz

Absolutely NO. That's not how it's done. Top tube...

Absolutely NO. That's not how it's done. Top tube length is the question. Seat tube length or its third cousin, standover, are not even part of the question.

Stack and reach are how it's done.
01-30-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,514
Posted By ShannonM

Fit's complicated. For a person about whom I...

Fit's complicated.

For a person about whom I knew nothing but their 5'8" height, a 54 cm normal road frame is the medium-sized bike. But not everybody prefers a medium-sized bike. Some people like...
01-30-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,514
Posted By joeruge

It's nearly impossible for anyone who doesn't...

It's nearly impossible for anyone who doesn't have all the information about you and the bikes you're trying to know what will fit you. Bike fit is almost as individual as what shoes will fit. If it...
01-30-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,514
Posted By Schlafen

You should get a professional bike fit first,...

You should get a professional bike fit first, considering you'e already had bikes that didn't fit you based off conventional sizing.

It'll be worth it and it will save you a ton of money and grief...
01-28-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,514
Posted By mack_turtle

when I buy footwear, I don't trust that the same...

when I buy footwear, I don't trust that the same size label will fit me every time. in US shoes sizes, I might wear a 9.5, 10, or 10.5. that's something like a 42–44 in Euro sizing. I find that the...
01-27-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,852
Posted By Rage

Hi Moisture, sorry if it seems we are being...

Hi Moisture, sorry if it seems we are being cruel. Speaking for myself, I never actually thought you were trolling. I can see the earnestness in/of your posts.

It’s just perplexing that you offer...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,723
Posted By twa

For January, did a 100.08 mile urban ride in...

For January, did a 100.08 mile urban ride in Southern California. Rode from home to my son's campus out in the suburbs and returned home. Route was mostly along bike lanes and about a third on...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,723
Posted By OnTheTarmac

Philly suburbs -> Valley Forge Park -> Schuylkill...

Philly suburbs -> Valley Forge Park -> Schuylkill River Trail -> back with misc. detours. I left at 8am when it was 25 degrees F. Had boot covers, gloves, hat, 3 layers and was still frozen in my...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By adamrice

I've got a wheel with a dyno hub. I do not have a...

I've got a wheel with a dyno hub. I do not have a dyno light/USB converter yet; Igaro (which makes a USB converter) will be releasing a combo light/converter soon, and I'm holding out for that. I'll...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By gif4445

I don't see anything wrong with your approach...

I don't see anything wrong with your approach Adam. I'm sure you will do some shake-down rides to see what works for you and what doesn't. A little over 2 pounds for a decent sleep system is about...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By adamrice

gif4445...

gif4445 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/gif4445-326156.html), you've identified the factors that I've been thinking about myself. I think I can keep the combined weight for pad, bag, and bivvy...
01-20-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,320
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

you need less than you think you do

you need less than you think you do
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By gif4445

I raced in 2019 and used motels for all but one...

I raced in 2019 and used motels for all but one night. Probably the only useful help I can give you is to share the struggle I had (have) with selecting the correct approach. Motel or camp? Motels...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,723
Posted By ooga-booga

102 miles today. a bit windy second half of the...

102 miles today. a bit windy second half of the ride but as far as winter weather goes in this forum, no complaints. southern california coast from dana point south to mission bay/old town area of...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,723
Posted By 2WheelsNYC

So, I found out about this "club" late last year...

So, I found out about this "club" late last year but I'm not going to miss it this time. I did 10k miles with 9 centuries for 2020, so I'm pretty happy about that. After many delays, I finished...
01-15-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,667
Posted By Speedway2

The older I get the less I care about shifting...

The older I get the less I care about shifting gears and hammering it. My best rides are solo and at my pace.
My Riding Style? I prefer to take my Single Speeds. One is 42/17 the other is 42/16....
01-15-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By Clyde1820

Have always found about 8-10oz of a good...

Have always found about 8-10oz of a good whole-milk yogurt with a handful of "granola" (raisins, choc bits, oats, nuts) with some fruit added in works well. (Banana, for more potassium; honey, if I'm...
01-14-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,931
Posted By rubiksoval

I guess it depends on whether or not you're...

I guess it depends on whether or not you're riding 2 hours with the intent of developing power and speed, or you're riding two hours at the most leisurely pace possible for recreation, health, or...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,723
Posted By Brett A

I did my first century of 2021, and my 13th...

I did my first century of 2021, and my 13th consecutive monthly, two days ago. Being half way through the month already, I jumped on one of the few days in the forecast with temps above freezing....
01-08-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,756
Posted By Biker395

I can tell you this. When I stop riding, I feel...

I can tell you this. When I stop riding, I feel much older.
01-08-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,756
Posted By BCAC

I felt old in my late 50’s when I was 35 pounds...

I felt old in my late 50’s when I was 35 pounds overweight. Made old man noises getting up off the couch and walked stiffly the first few steps. Developed the old man tell of looking just a few feet...
01-06-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 181,899
Posted By dphilips

Inexpensive but lightweight handle bar extension...

Inexpensive but lightweight handle bar extension mount repurposed as a decaleur for my North St. Pioneer 12 bar bag. The bag was ok without it but on rough trails would bounce against the headtube....
Replies: 15
Views: 1,723
Posted By joewein

I rode my first January Century on Sunday. It...

I rode my first January Century on Sunday. It came to 200 km (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/4560980072)), with temperatures between -2 C and 8 C (28F to 46F). I left late-ish around...
01-03-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,348
Posted By Froomewannabe

Big fan of the following GCN bars. They are...

Big fan of the following GCN bars. They are excellent. You can use Karo in place of the Golden syrup or we were able to get Golden syrup on Amazon for reasonable, actually made my own golden syrup...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,822
Posted By Mark Rolling

Well after over thinking the whole thing too many...

Well after over thinking the whole thing too many times, and changing my mind - eventually I got the BMC teammachine SLR02.
Got it 2 weeks ago, and rode about 300 miles.

My impression so far - ...
12-30-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,348
Posted By adamrice

I tried this recipe...

I tried this recipe (http://www.backcountry.com/explore/how-to-make-energy-gel). I do not recommend it, but point it out just in case you run across it and wonder if it might be good. It is not. It...
12-28-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,009
Posted By gregf83

I've made bars and rice cakes but mostly just...

I've made bars and rice cakes but mostly just throw a few dates in a baggie. Dates are an almost perfect source of carbs.
12-27-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,348
Posted By Iride01

380 Calories in what to me is a 24 fl oz bottle...

380 Calories in what to me is a 24 fl oz bottle is a lot of Calories. At least to me it is if consumed in an hour or less. Are you going to be alternating that with plain water and plan on it...
12-24-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,348
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I just weighed 1 cup of my mix on my gram scale....

I just weighed 1 cup of my mix on my gram scale. It weighs 118g, so 472 calories so 942 for 2c. I established the weight per cup about 20 years ago in my kitchen scale, which may not be as accurate...
12-23-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,229
Posted By Rolla

All "gravel" isn't the same, horses for courses,...

All "gravel" isn't the same, horses for courses, blah, blah blah. Don't like gravel tires? Don't run 'em. To me, having more choices is always a good thing.
12-23-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,229
Posted By shelbyfv

Bokeh max tire size 650bX50 or 700cX45. That's...

Bokeh max tire size 650bX50 or 700cX45. That's more narrow than most mtb tires and is why gravel tires exist.
12-21-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,348
Posted By Iride01

Sounds delicious. Certainly if you enjoy making...

Sounds delicious. Certainly if you enjoy making them that is a large part of the picture that most anything else said will pale in comparison. I used to make my own power bars that I used while...
Replies: 57
Views: 8,572
Posted By Brett A

I've been using this thread as a motivator more...

I've been using this thread as a motivator more than a place to report, but I have been keeping up with the promise I made to myself to do this. After a full year, Ive come to more greatly...
12-21-20, 07:36 AM
12-21-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,348
Posted By canklecat

I drink most of my carbs. I'll add some creatine...

I drink most of my carbs. I'll add some creatine powder with the usual stuff -- carbs, amino acids, eye of newt and other voodoo potions. Maybe some fruit flavored stuff with caffeine. It works out...
12-14-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,022
Posted By mr_pedro

Most important is to stick to the same test and...

Most important is to stick to the same test and keep the testing workflow as consistent as possible between tests. Also, realize that every person is different in terms of how the average power in...
12-11-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,022
Posted By mr_pedro

Regarding ramp test being limited to inside, this...

Regarding ramp test being limited to inside, this is always going to be the case regardless of the tools you choose. You can technically do it outside, but the problem is that for it to be accurate...
12-10-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,022
Posted By adamrice

I've been using the paid version of Training...

I've been using the paid version of Training Peaks for about 6 months. I appreciate it. I've been training with a smart trainer but no power meter on my bike; I do most of my workouts on the erg, and...
12-10-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,022
Posted By zen_

TrainerRoad is an extremely compelling option for...

TrainerRoad is an extremely compelling option for those that cannot afford TP + a qualified coach, and you can do the workouts outside /w a power meter.
12-10-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,022
Posted By mr_pedro

Do you know what analytics you are looking for?...

Do you know what analytics you are looking for? There is also freeware called Golden Cheetah that provides tools to analyze your ride data. A lot of these tools are interesting for people training to...
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