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03-30-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,252
Posted By simplyred

Haussler [he's got great form this spring] or...

Haussler [he's got great form this spring] or Flecha [just a worthless hunch]...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,011
Posted By simplyred

Oh yeah. Nothing like pretending to be a Belgian....

Oh yeah. Nothing like pretending to be a Belgian. :thumb:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a28/simplyredalbum/Time/DSCN4431Small.jpg
11-25-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,621
Posted By simplyred

I think no-man's land is a poor...

I think no-man's land is a poor calculation/execution of an individual's training balance of intensity and volume resulting in a failed attempt to reach goals.

If all you do is SST, but are...
10-30-08, 06:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,457
Posted By simplyred

Absolutely not. I used 350W as an arbitrary...

Absolutely not.

I used 350W as an arbitrary value [from my earlier estimation].
85% @ FTP or 350W = same banana to Lance [if his FTP is 400W].

OT; you checking your PM these days?
10-30-08, 04:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,457
Posted By simplyred

Boys, I was taking a stab in the dark. I have no...

Boys, I was taking a stab in the dark. I have no idea what his FTP really is - and really, I doubt anyone on this forum can attest to seeing/owning an authentic Lance Armstrong power file.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-08, 10:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,778
Posted By simplyred

http://www.mne.psu.edu/lamancusa/ProdDiss/Bicycle/...

http://www.mne.psu.edu/lamancusa/ProdDiss/Bicycle/bikecalc1.htm

Maybe - depending on your definition of big.

Don't worry - gives you an excuse to get a new one :D
10-29-08, 09:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,457
Posted By simplyred

Sorry - isolated training and no racing gets to...

Sorry - isolated training and no racing gets to ya sometimes ;) :D
10-29-08, 08:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,069
Posted By simplyred

Awww yeah... That's professional grade...

Awww yeah...

That's professional grade bike-pron ;) :D
10-29-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,457
Posted By simplyred

Assuming he would even post his own training...

Assuming he would even post his own training outlines [would you if you were Lance?]...

There's no mention of what his endurance pace wattage is. So let's say his FTP is 400W. 85% of 400W = 340W....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,041
Posted By simplyred

I have a Tacx Satori - an upgrade from my...

I have a Tacx Satori - an upgrade from my Blackburn beginner's trainer.

I got a deal on it - but if the price were the same as a KK - I'd get a KK.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-08, 05:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,085
Posted By simplyred

The welcome basket includes [because somehow when...

The welcome basket includes [because somehow when we need these most, they aren't around]:

Tire Levers, tubes & lube,
Certificate for a pair of Sidi's and a floor pump to leave in the car,
...
10-27-08, 05:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,296
Posted By simplyred

Just sign the waiver & have fun.

Just sign the waiver & have fun.
10-27-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,307
Posted By simplyred

I really liked Stage 7, TdF 2007 - watching Linus...

I really liked Stage 7, TdF 2007 - watching Linus suffer like that to beat the peleton by a mile.
I also liked Stage 3, ToC 2008 - the camaraderie of Gesink and Leipheimer working against the...
10-27-08, 05:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,309
Posted By simplyred

Does that mean amateur pricing for jerseys on...

Does that mean amateur pricing for jerseys on Nashbar? ;) :D
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-08, 07:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,025
Posted By simplyred

Got a pair of Louis Garneau Lycra Power w/...

Got a pair of Louis Garneau Lycra Power w/ Ergozone Chamois in the summer of 2004.
Wore them on 4-5-6 hr rides and they are not fun at the end - as I stood a lot to avoid chaffe.
They are on 2X20...
10-25-08, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By simplyred

Lucky guy has it all... sigh...

Lucky guy has it all... sigh...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,411
Posted By simplyred

Jens Voigt Bobby Julich Mike Barry [hometown...

Jens Voigt
Bobby Julich
Mike Barry [hometown hero]
Fabian Cancellara
Sylvain Chavanel
10-06-08, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,273
Posted By simplyred

Maybe it's just me... can you give me a head...

Maybe it's just me... can you give me a head count of how many riders you see holding the hoods compared to the flats?
...
10-06-08, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,273
Posted By simplyred

Pros don't hold onto the flats of the handlebars...

Pros don't hold onto the flats of the handlebars as much as you'd think...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-08, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By simplyred

Assos is Ace.

A little bit of gloating, a little bit of shilling... either way - just my review:

I just got an Element One Jacket and was excited to test it out today.
50F/11C with gusts of 40kph/25mph. Not a...
10-01-08, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By simplyred

Thanks for the pics. Did you prepare the deposit...

Thanks for the pics. Did you prepare the deposit check? ;) :D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-08, 07:21 PM
09-18-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,967
Posted By simplyred

Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-08, 07:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,618
Posted By simplyred

As an Assos shill - just try a baselayer or pair...

As an Assos shill - just try a baselayer or pair of bibs.
Compare it to anything else you have.

Report back on your opinion.
09-14-08, 04:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,398
Posted By simplyred

Fantastic job. I'd wager ~270 for your FTP. ...

Fantastic job.

I'd wager ~270 for your FTP.
Now go and buy a Zipp Sub-9 and shave those seconds! ;) :D
09-12-08, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,131
Posted By simplyred

That's fine. You just have to focus on particular...

That's fine. You just have to focus on particular things then. If you have an 1hr/day - just get a good rhythm of 2X20's and 1X40's and you'll be fine.

The 3X60's are really helpful if you do...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-08, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,786
Posted By simplyred

Yes, sir. ...

Yes, sir.
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a28/simplyredalbum/Time/IMG_0291Small.jpg

I have a XS [53TT]. It's nice and tough - it hasn't broken after 2 slideouts and an endo. Bent hanger though....
09-12-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By simplyred

And I thought throwing waterbottles @ 10k to go...

And I thought throwing waterbottles @ 10k to go was pushing the big red button... :D

I wonder what power ranges this device is effective in?
100 - 200W?
1000 - 2000W?

I can already see the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-08, 10:30 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,349
Posted By simplyred

I honestly like 9sp more than 10sp. Less to think...

I honestly like 9sp more than 10sp. Less to think about, less to clean, etc..
If they kept changing shifter hoods while keeping speeds - that'd be nice.
But I suppose that's not good business -...
09-11-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,901
Posted By simplyred

I think what happened was a mis-communication...

I think what happened was a mis-communication when the pros of the past laid down advice.

They said: "ride lots, build base, sharpen up during feb/mar, race during the spring/summer".
What was...
09-11-08, 08:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,131
Posted By simplyred

Don't forget to do 3X60's @ 70-90% FTP for your...

Don't forget to do 3X60's @ 70-90% FTP for your 2X20's @ 95-100% FTP.
Then when you hit a ceiling - do 5X5's @ 120% FTP until power stalls.

Then go back to 3X60's & 2X20's until power stalls. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-08, 04:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,680
Posted By simplyred

Thanks - great vid.

Thanks - great vid.
09-10-08, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By simplyred

DT 240s front + DT 1.1 PT + OP

DT 240s front + DT 1.1
PT + OP
09-10-08, 04:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,398
Posted By simplyred

Ahh - sorry for the confusion. My FTP IS...

Ahh - sorry for the confusion. My FTP IS significantly below my 5 min power [.6] because my training objectives are to do just that: raise VO2max and powers @ VO2max.

For someone looking to raise...
09-09-08, 10:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,398
Posted By simplyred

Where did you hear about that ratio? And for whom...

Where did you hear about that ratio? And for whom does it apply?

If my Wmax is 600W and my LT is 420W [whose power levels does this remind you of?] - I'm considered an athlete without enough miles...
09-09-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,398
Posted By simplyred

What's your training regimen like? If the...

What's your training regimen like?

If the "longest" you've held 300W is 9 mins - then trying to do 275W for 60m is a bit of a stretch. Don't blow yourself up with pre-set expectations...

Like...
09-09-08, 03:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,901
Posted By simplyred

I think time is even more crucial. If you can't...

I think time is even more crucial. If you can't commit solid time to training and rest - a PM won't save you from getting blown out the back.

That being said, I own a PM and WKO+ and have been...
09-09-08, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,233
Posted By simplyred

Save those 2 seconds for when it counts ;) :D ...

Save those 2 seconds for when it counts ;) :D

Nice numbers WR, keep the pain train moving!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-08, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,124
Posted By simplyred

Supposedly, he's got about 3,000 olive trees. I...

Supposedly, he's got about 3,000 olive trees. I think Velonews interviewed him and asked him that exact question...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-08, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By simplyred

Nice sleds...

Nice sleds...
08-29-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,150
Posted By simplyred

Just get in there and mix it up. Right now, you...

Just get in there and mix it up. Right now, you have no idea whether or not road racing is even for you.

Train for your tri's - try a couple races/crits this coming season and re-assess from there.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-08, 10:35 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,694
Posted By simplyred

Prostitution is a great business because of their...

Prostitution is a great business because of their motto: Cash up front. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-08, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 449
Posted By simplyred

Ok. But if you're upgrading - do you really think...

Ok. But if you're upgrading - do you really think F1's are going to help you that much compared to F5's?
You're much better off getting bang for your buck in investing in deep dish tubulars. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-08, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 449
Posted By simplyred

^ Sarcasm? Because if it is - that's a shame....

^ Sarcasm? Because if it is - that's a shame. Fulcrum 7's/Aksiums/Ult+OP are great wheels for $300 bucks. Don't underestimate the engineering in "cheapo" wheels. I hate Mavic for getting rid of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-08, 10:20 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,022
Posted By simplyred

I stocked up on CSC jerseys when they were $24 @...

I stocked up on CSC jerseys when they were $24 @ CC. I had a Descente jersey already and loved it - so I figured the more, the merrier. When the Craft CSC-Saxo's/Giordana Bissel's go for cheap - I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,326
Posted By simplyred

I'm on a big fat Concor w/steel rails. Prolly...

I'm on a big fat Concor w/steel rails. Prolly weighs +300g.
When it's time for a new one - I'll get the Light or an Aliante [ooooh - 200g of lightness]

I don't really care for the weight of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-08, 06:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,321
Posted By simplyred

op, Labicicletta's already sold a couple...

op,

Labicicletta's already sold a couple groups... $3300 CAD :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-08, 08:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,313
Posted By simplyred

I see... Well - I think any of the...

I see...

Well - I think any of the suggestions in this thread are good ones... I'd go Ult/OP/db 2X and use the extra cash to get some Assos Milles to practice riding for hours and hours...

Good...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-08, 07:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,313
Posted By simplyred

Aigh... there isn't one. There are ideal...

Aigh... there isn't one. There are ideal wheelsets to have.
Deep carbon tubies + alu box clinchers. If you TT - get a disc. If you like PT - you get a PT rear.

If you are comfortable with just...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-08, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By simplyred

$800 gets you gold... Pick 28/32/36h rims -...

$800 gets you gold...

Pick 28/32/36h rims - as that format will never die in this industry.
Pick easily serviceable hubs. What's considered "serviceable" is up to you.
Spokes - DT/Sapim double...
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