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07-23-15, 03:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,236
Posted By vandarye

I load my bottles with CarboPro and 2 NUUN tabs...

I load my bottles with CarboPro and 2 NUUN tabs for long rides, and that combo works great for me. I started using the CarboPro after experiencing my first bonk last summer... an experience I never...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-15, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,337
Posted By vandarye

sore as in lactic acid build up, the burn...? I...

sore as in lactic acid build up, the burn...? I like Sports Legs, works like a champ.
10-06-12, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,092
Posted By vandarye

Yes, it is supposed to work like that. 105 works...

Yes, it is supposed to work like that. 105 works like that also.
10-03-12, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By vandarye

Tour de Pink was a fantastic event for a great...

Tour de Pink was a fantastic event for a great cause, I will definitely be doing this one again in the future. The volunteers and rest stops were great. I did a metric century, 65 miles, not too...
10-03-12, 05:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 852
Posted By vandarye

Independence Ride - Wallis, TX November 3rd Come out and support our veterans!

The ride is organized to help disabled veterans from the Gulf War (Iraq and Afghanistan) regain their independence. The ride came from a humble beginning 6 years ago and is currently a joint effort...
10-03-12, 05:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 703
Posted By vandarye

Independence Ride - Wallis, TX November 3rd Come out and support our veterans!

The ride is organized to help disabled veterans from the Gulf War (Iraq and Afghanistan) regain their independence. The ride came from a humble beginning 6 years ago and is currently a joint effort...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-12, 05:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,005
Posted By vandarye

I have the same bike 56cm Z85, and it is great. ...

I have the same bike 56cm Z85, and it is great. The Z85 is the first road bike I have had since the early 90s. The idea of the relaxed positioning of the Z series appealed to me, but after riding...
Forum: Introductions
09-18-12, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By vandarye

welcome to the forums

welcome to the forums
09-05-12, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By vandarye

Here is the website link...

Here is the website link (http://www.tourdepink.org/site/TR?fr_id=1110&pg=entry).
09-05-12, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By vandarye

Tour de Pink - Sunday September 16th

Anyone here going to ride in the Tour de Pink? I think my wife and I are going to do it, not sure what distance yet. The map goes all over the areas that I normally do club rides, roads are decent....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-12, 09:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,719
Posted By vandarye

I've never tried Cytomax, but I have seen it...

I've never tried Cytomax, but I have seen it advertised. I have been using Sportslegs for the past several rides with great results. Can easily ride 30+ miles at 16mph or greater avg. without...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-12, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By vandarye

Cheap Carbon Wheelsets on eBay

I was looking around on eBay, and noticed a whole lot of cheap no-name carbon wheelsets from China and Taiwan. These sets are like $3-500 with Novatech hubs. Just curious if anyone has tried these...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-12, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By vandarye

Pearl Izumi Attack Bibs..NICE!

So I bought two Pearl Izumi Attack bibs from nashbar for a little under $70 each (el cheapo!). I have their Quest bibs and have been really happy with them. Man what an upgrade! The chamois in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-12, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By vandarye

I purchased a Topeak Mondo XL. It may not be the...

I purchased a Topeak Mondo XL. It may not be the sexiest thing in the world on a road bike, but I'll finally be able to stuff all my crap in the bag instead of my jersey pockets.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-12, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By vandarye

Looking for a new seat bag

I upgraded my saddle a while back to a Selle SMP Glider. The saddle is fantastic. Now my problem is that my old Louis Garneau seat bag does not work with it because of the upward angle of the rails...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-12, 05:09 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,438
Posted By vandarye

+1 my Z85 has been great, although I do now of...

+1 my Z85 has been great, although I do now of course wish for a Felt AR or Cervelo S5. The Felt definitely got me addicted to cycling!
07-30-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,797
Posted By vandarye

I'm still here reading the replies and appreciate...

I'm still here reading the replies and appreciate the feedback. She hasn't been on a bike in years and does not run. She doesn't want a bike, but would like to join on club and charity rides. The...
07-27-12, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,797
Posted By vandarye

Elliptigo 3c vs 8c

My wife is interested in getting an Elliptigo. The 3c is a three speed and the 8c is an 8 speed. We live in the Houston area where it is flat. Some of the charity and group rides I do, and hopefully...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-12, 03:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,632
Posted By vandarye

Have you looked at the Felt AR series?

Have you looked at the Felt AR series?
07-25-12, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,457
Posted By vandarye

Glad to hear you are doing okay. Maybe I...

Glad to hear you are doing okay.

Maybe I just have a funny sense of humor, but when I saw your screen name and that you had been hit by a car, the first thing I pictured was Gandalf on a bicycle...
07-24-12, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,708
Posted By vandarye

Are you sure it isn't the chain hitting the...

Are you sure it isn't the chain hitting the derailer only at that point in the pedal stroke? Shimano shifters have a neat little offset to counteract that. My bike has a clicky rubbing sound...
07-24-12, 08:42 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,894
Posted By vandarye

I was taught in my cycling clubs safety course...

I was taught in my cycling clubs safety course that on road bikes specifically, using a straight right arm to signal a right turn and calling out "right turn" is better and it was clearly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-12, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By vandarye

I am going to try switching apps and see if it is...

I am going to try switching apps and see if it is any better. I am not sure if the Strava app or the phone is the problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-12, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By vandarye

What I've experienced is that once I start...

What I've experienced is that once I start Strava, it will record the first few miles fine typically, then it goes heywire and records some strange things. My phone is the way it came out of the box...
Forum: Texas
07-23-12, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,111
Posted By vandarye

The open start was nice and I like how they broke...

The open start was nice and I like how they broke it up into groups so the roads weren't completely congested with all 2500+ riders at one time. I left at about 6:40ish. It was a great ride,...
Forum: Texas
07-23-12, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,111
Posted By vandarye

I'm glad to hear you are doing okay and didn't...

I'm glad to hear you are doing okay and didn't taco your wheel!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-12, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By vandarye

I am considering a Garmin now. Does the 500 do...

I am considering a Garmin now. Does the 500 do turn by turn directions also, or is that feature only on the 705 and 800? I think the 500 is probably the best bang for the buck though.
Forum: Texas
07-22-12, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,111
Posted By vandarye

Did you happen to see that speed skater? I was...

Did you happen to see that speed skater? I was behind him for awhile cruising at close to 20mph!
Forum: Texas
07-22-12, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,111
Posted By vandarye

I did the 44, thanks for posting photos!

I did the 44, thanks for posting photos!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-12, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By vandarye

So today I rode in the Katy Flatlands Century and...

So today I rode in the Katy Flatlands Century and it was a great ride. Once again I loaded up Strava on my Droid X and got some bizarre results. According to Strava I rode my bike pretty far out...
07-21-12, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By vandarye

I'm afraid there will be 0% chance for snow

I'm afraid there will be 0% chance for snow
07-19-12, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By vandarye

Katy Flatlands July 22

Anyone else doing the Katy Flatlands this Sunday?
Forum: Foo
07-13-12, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By vandarye

Mountain biking vs. nature

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/82656696/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-12, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By vandarye

this past weekend I went to my LBS to solve my...

this past weekend I went to my LBS to solve my saddle issues. We put my bike up on the trainer and tried many different saddles. The width for me was the critical factor causing discomfort. I...
07-10-12, 09:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,933
Posted By vandarye

Felt

Felt
07-08-12, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 964,784
Posted By vandarye

bought a Selle SMP glider to replace my Forte Pro...

bought a Selle SMP glider to replace my Forte Pro SL
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-12, 03:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,069
Posted By vandarye

I'm loving my Conti GP4kS's. They replaced a set...

I'm loving my Conti GP4kS's. They replaced a set of Vittoria Zaffiro Pros. Smoother ride, better cornering.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-12, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By vandarye

I put it in a zip lock bag so it won't get soaked...

I put it in a zip lock bag so it won't get soaked in sweat and put it in one of my jersey pockets
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-12, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By vandarye

Strava on Droid X

On my ride today, Strava captured less than a third of my ride. I am running it on a Droid X so I am thinking that the GPS on the phone is to blame. Does anyone else have issues with logging rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-12, 06:58 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 50,949
Posted By vandarye

Felt AR series with some Zipp 808's vs. a Felt F1...

Felt AR series with some Zipp 808's vs. a Felt F1 with some light @$$ wheels.... what say you?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-12, 06:24 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 50,949
Posted By vandarye

The AR looks cool as hell.... but I wouldn't want...

The AR looks cool as hell.... but I wouldn't want a bike that's a noodle. I can't say I have seen pro sporting an AR either..
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-12, 05:56 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 50,949
Posted By vandarye

I'm torn on this one, the AR looks BMFA, while...

I'm torn on this one, the AR looks BMFA, while the F is light as h311. How does bottom bracket stiffness compare?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-12, 04:28 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 50,949
Posted By vandarye

I'm just curious... for you F series and AR...

I'm just curious... for you F series and AR series owners, why did you choose the one over the other? I have a Z85 now, but am looking to upgrade within the next year or so. Is the weight advantage...
05-31-12, 10:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,070
Posted By vandarye

This should be fine as long as your air...

This should be fine as long as your air compressor does not have an oiler in line. "Shop air" in industrial applications normally has oil in the line to lube pneumatic tools, whereas "dry air" does...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-12, 08:22 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 50,949
Posted By vandarye

252834 My Felt Z85

252834
My Felt Z85
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-12, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By vandarye

I mounted the Conti GP4KS... it's like riding a...

I mounted the Conti GP4KS... it's like riding a different bike, far and away better ride than the Vittorio Zaffiro Pros I was riding
Forum: Foo
05-26-12, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By vandarye

maybe a combination of black sooty mold...

maybe a combination of black sooty mold (http://www.randylemmon.com/insectsdiseases/gardenline-blacksootymold.html) and insects
05-25-12, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 137,900
Posted By vandarye

252495

252495
05-25-12, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,460
Posted By vandarye

All I'll say is, Atkins did the trick for me. ...

All I'll say is, Atkins did the trick for me. Lost weight, got my colesterol, triglycerides and bp all back to normal without being pushed a bunch of liver poisoning statins
05-23-12, 08:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,566
Posted By vandarye

I have had a bunch of clothes ruined by...

I have had a bunch of clothes ruined by coppertone sport sunscreen. I normally use aveeno or banana boat instead. Banana boat will sting your eyes though when you start sweating, the aveeno doesn't.
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