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Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,467
Posted By mkadam68

This right here.

This right here.
01-02-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,568
Posted By mkadam68

It's VeloViewer, a website (app) that plugs into...

It's VeloViewer, a website (app) that plugs into Strava. Very cool, and a whole ton of more info than Strava. Worth a paid subscription.

And congrats, Matt. I remember a few years back, when I was...
10-12-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,018
Posted By mkadam68

I raced in Southern California Cat 3 in road...

I raced in Southern California Cat 3 in road races against former Olympians, Tour de France riders, national champions, and world champions. (Of course, I never won anything. Are you crazy?)

At...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By mkadam68

Did it back in 2013 or 2014. Started with the...

Did it back in 2013 or 2014. Started with the peloton, and rode the next 3+ hours alongside Olympian Kent Bostick (nice guy). Fell off the pace around mile 80 or so, then pinch-flatted at maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 03:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,125
Posted By mkadam68

You're new to the group. They're going to call...

You're new to the group. They're going to call you out on stuff until you ride like they expect or they all just get used to your style. Safer that way.
07-11-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,824
Posted By mkadam68

Yes. You can train yourself to stand for...

Yes.

You can train yourself to stand for longer periods. Just like anything else in cycling.
04-27-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,727
Posted By mkadam68

Nice: not too far away. If I get back into...

Nice: not too far away.

If I get back into riding, I'll have to look you up (hurt my back couple years ago).
04-27-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,727
Posted By mkadam68

I'm afraid I don't have any personal experience,...

I'm afraid I don't have any personal experience, other than seeing other riders on hybrids. Just like road-riders, though, I have seen hybrid riders all over the spectrum: some can keep up on fast...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,429
Posted By mkadam68

That would be an erroneous assumption. An...

That would be an erroneous assumption.

An aggressive position is the result of riders looking to optimize their position. It is quite the balancing act:

least amount of drag
maximum amount...
12-28-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By mkadam68

Milan San Remo, 3-4 years ago? 5?

Milan San Remo, 3-4 years ago? 5?
08-01-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,165
Posted By mkadam68

I've been riding no-name chinese knock-off carbon...

I've been riding no-name chinese knock-off carbon clinchers for years (close to 20,000 miles). No issues. I ordered all parts separately, and had my wizard wheelbuilder build them to my specs.

I'd...
08-20-17, 03:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,128
Posted By mkadam68

Yes. Bibs. Yes. (6'3", 270+)

Yes.

Bibs.

Yes.

(6'3", 270+)
07-14-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,805
Posted By mkadam68

In golf, you don't have opponents who cause you...

In golf, you don't have opponents who cause you to go faster, so fast that you dig into your reserves and then blow up if you go too far. Or other opponents who go slow when you're following their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-17, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,347
Posted By mkadam68

These work for me. ...

These work for me.

http://www.zipp.com/_media/images/support/maintenance/Cork-Brake-Pads-lg.jpg (https://www.competitivecyclist.com/zipp-cork-brake-block)

Riding Chinese carbon clincher...
04-22-17, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,714
Posted By mkadam68

There are three pressure ranges you need to keep...

There are three pressure ranges you need to keep in mind: tube (although I don't recall seeing tube manufacturers put this on their product), tire, and rim. Run the lowest maximum of those.
03-29-17, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,313
Posted By mkadam68

The race? Yes. The Gran-Fondo? No.

The race? Yes. The Gran-Fondo? No.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-17, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By mkadam68

It's your first pair? Get an all-around set:...

It's your first pair? Get an all-around set: 40-50mm depth. They look awesome and will get your feet wet. The larger, 80mm+ sizes are rather interesting in windy conditions and you might not enjoy so...
02-26-17, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By mkadam68

Yeah, Doge kinda nails it ("political"). Not only...

Yeah, Doge kinda nails it ("political"). Not only is it how well you ride in races, and which races, but it's also alot about who you know. Not necessarily you directly, but for instance, your coach....
08-23-16, 06:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,563
Posted By mkadam68

https://www.strava.com/clubs/clydesdales-and-athen...

https://www.strava.com/clubs/clydesdales-and-athenas-bikeforums-net
07-08-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 27,820
Posted By mkadam68

I know it's not on your list, but FWIW, I use a...

I know it's not on your list, but FWIW, I use a Mobius ActionCam (https://www.mobius-actioncam.com/) with larger battery (820mah). Get about 2-1/2 hours out of it. Very small (1-3/8″ x 2-1/2″ x...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,104
Posted By mkadam68

The Mobius Action Cam is what I use. It's small,...

The Mobius Action Cam is what I use. It's small, light weight, costs about $60-70 (depending on version), and takes up to 1080p at 30 or 60fps. You can modify the cam with a wide angle lens, turn it...
05-12-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,410
Posted By mkadam68

Quick background (which you may already...

Quick background (which you may already know/understand): bike racing events in the US is divided into categories: 5 is for beginners and 1 is the last step before professional. You're a beginner, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By mkadam68

Strava's the only one with any sort of social...

Strava's the only one with any sort of social presence. But to add a bit of functionality... if you use Google Chrome browser, you can add StravistiX...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By mkadam68

I'm watching live right now. Not sure what you're...

I'm watching live right now. Not sure what you're talking about.:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-16, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By mkadam68

Your forearms are going to hurt. The cobbles are...

Your forearms are going to hurt. The cobbles are so bad that your handlebars will bounce/vibrate around. It'll hurt/annoy your hands, so you'll be tempted to hold onto them only loosely, but you...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,758
Posted By mkadam68

Strictly speaking: no. Anyone can sue anyone else...

Strictly speaking: no. Anyone can sue anyone else for anything they want. "I don't like the color of your hair. I'm suing..."

Insurance doesn't help you avoid liability. It helps you pay if you've...
11-06-15, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By mkadam68

Siearra Highway doesn't have any dirt on it,...

Siearra Highway doesn't have any dirt on it, unless it's due to some rain runoff. You can certainly find trails off it, though. But road proper? All paved. An alternative is Soledad Canyon Road from...
10-15-15, 11:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,620
Posted By mkadam68

+1 +1 I also really like their Flyby's...

+1


+1
I also really like their Flyby's tool.


+1

I use Strava with VeloViewer (http://veloviewer.com). Best data tracking tool. Period.
10-14-15, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,942
Posted By mkadam68

They rent the needed vehicles over here (team...

They rent the needed vehicles over here (team cars, buses, and/or RVs). Possibly identical make/model (if they have a global automotive sponsor), possibly not.Then they have logo wraps made and...
09-30-15, 08:48 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,460
Posted By mkadam68

There are different zone systems, but using...

There are different zone systems, but using power, I personally use a 7-zone system.
Take your new FTP value and set that at 100%. Zone 4 is around 100%.

Then fill in the following chart:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-15, 10:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,226
Posted By mkadam68

Well, each race is its own individual event, but...

Well, each race is its own individual event, but average for a Cat-5 crit? Probably more in the 24.5--25mph range. Add another 1/2mph for each level up, to Pro/1-2's who maybe average 28+ for a crit....
08-20-15, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,341
Posted By mkadam68

Some do. Some don't. See Strava. Oh, and...

Some do. Some don't. See Strava.

Oh, and that "little computer under their saddle" was a GPS transponder, not a computer per se. It was an experiment (by UCI?) to overlay stats onscreen for...
08-08-15, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By mkadam68

There ya go. You're not looking for a "soft...

There ya go.

You're not looking for a "soft chamois" whatever that even is. You're looking for a friction barrier.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,953
Posted By mkadam68

I ride a 25mm set with 700x23 Michelin Pro3/4...

I ride a 25mm set with 700x23 Michelin Pro3/4 Race tires. Flats have become a thing of the past well, pinch flats). And even punctures are rare. I'm currently thinking my tires last longer than...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-15, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,670
Posted By mkadam68

Well this is one area you can improve on... ...

Well this is one area you can improve on...



Online power calculators are rarely (ever?) accurate. Don't compare anything with them.

Also, proper torque, as said.
07-01-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By mkadam68

2015 Tour de France Live Video, Preview,...

2015 Tour de France Live Video, Preview, Startlist, Results, Photos, TV (http://www.steephill.tv/tour-de-france/#live)
06-24-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,750
Posted By mkadam68

This.

This.
06-23-15, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,026
Posted By mkadam68

Don't know if they have what you need, but I use...

Don't know if they have what you need, but I use NovaTec in all my builds. about $100 each hub. I get them through Bob Dopolina (http://www.bdopcycling.com/), member here on BF.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-15, 10:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,599
Posted By mkadam68

This.

This.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-15, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By mkadam68

I'm afraid I do not know if they rent bikes, but...

I'm afraid I do not know if they rent bikes, but Mike is the best! Pedalers Fork (http://www.pedalersfork.com/bike). In fact, I think they're the only bike shop IN Calabasas. Outside of there,...
06-15-15, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By mkadam68

Training. Strength training. Strength training on...

Training. Strength training. Strength training on the bike (for now). We're already at a disadvantage, so we have to train what we can: strength. Losing weight will come elsewhere.

Couple of...
06-01-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,075
Posted By mkadam68

I didn't watch the video, but... ...

I didn't watch the video, but...



Don't overlap your front wheel
Know how to bump, elbows, shoulders, hips, handlebars WITHOUT PANICKING
No sudden movements, left, right, or backward
...
05-31-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By mkadam68

We don't wear the spandex 'cause we think we look...

We don't wear the spandex 'cause we think we look good (quite the contrary!). They're functional.
Tight helps cut down on friction as legs rub back & forth,
stop constant flapping in wind,
chamois...
05-30-15, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By mkadam68

I think the most important are... Bike fit...

I think the most important are...

Bike fit session, if you haven't already (make sure bike is set up to your body's measurements)

Good pair of bib shorts (buy in person at a shop first--you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-15, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By mkadam68

"30 Minutes" Some crits are measured in time,...

"30 Minutes"
Some crits are measured in time, some in distance. 30-minutes means the race will go 'round & 'round a course, usually a bit less than 1 mile long, for close to 30 minutes. The faster...
05-23-15, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,475
Posted By mkadam68

Racing schedule: SoCalCycling.com Southern...

Racing schedule: SoCalCycling.com Southern California Bicycle Racing Events Calendar - SoCalCycling.com - Your Cycling Source : Southern California, Cycling, Events Calendar...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,043
Posted By mkadam68

There's alot more on this than is being...

There's alot more on this than is being considered or stated here. Local cyclists (perhaps not tri-geeks, though), are quarreling with state police about this stretch of roadway. According to CA...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-15, 09:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,447
Posted By mkadam68

I thought there was some sort of sprint to be...

I thought there was some sort of sprint to be had? That would explain riders all over. Happens in the best of races. This was not a paceline/TT training ride. Why does everyone insist that riders...
05-16-15, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By mkadam68

Don't take too much out of it. What if he's just...

Don't take too much out of it. What if he's just doing an LSD ride? Or maybe his job is to sit in the wind for 2-3 hours, and not follow a wheel, while you can feel free to sit & draft. Of course, if...
05-16-15, 01:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,015
Posted By mkadam68

I noticed the "Racer" group doesn't say anything...

I noticed the "Racer" group doesn't say anything about actually entering a race, just going fast & getting stronger. :)
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