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Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,975,481
Posted By ADSW

Nope, the frame is perfectly fine. I just wanted...

Nope, the frame is perfectly fine. I just wanted to build a bike without paying more money for different parts. I bought the CAAD5 frame off of craigslist for about 100$ and that was it. I was tired...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 05:39 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,975,481
Posted By ADSW

In that case I may take it in to the LBS. When I...

In that case I may take it in to the LBS. When I originally put the hoods on it didn't seem terribly complicated, but after riding it today I can definitely tell my right hood is lower than my left...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,975,481
Posted By ADSW

Lets just say that I need to work on bar taping,...

Lets just say that I need to work on bar taping, haha. As for the hoods, I agree. Should i take the bar tape off first and then move them, or do you think I would be able to move them up without...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,975,481
Posted By ADSW

Thanks! I don't have a white garage door so I...

Thanks! I don't have a white garage door so I picked the whitest backdrop around my residence. I'll try and find a better spot one on of my rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10,307
Views: 2,920,481
Posted By ADSW

342726 My newly built CAAD 5 with Rival /...

342726

My newly built CAAD 5 with Rival / Force groupset and Rail 52 wheels by November.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,975,481
Posted By ADSW

342724 My newly built CAAD 5 with Rival /...

342724

My newly built CAAD 5 with Rival / Force groupset and Rail 52 wheels by November.
08-09-13, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By ADSW

One bike...but I want to race.

So here is my question. I have one bike, a 2010 Tarmac Pro and I want to race. The problem is that I have heard that if I am going to start out racing that I should really have a 'race bike' and a...
11-22-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,111,937
Posted By ADSW

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,402
Posted By ADSW

I despise running, It's not as terrible now as it...

I despise running, It's not as terrible now as it was before simply because i have a better cardio vascular system because of cycling. But ya, I still hate running.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-12, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By ADSW

+1 to the posts saying to lay off it for awhile....

+1 to the posts saying to lay off it for awhile. If you MUST get on the bike, use a trainer and apply as little weight as possible to it. Maybe tape some foam or something to the handle bar for more...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-12, 10:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,828
Posted By ADSW

Show off...not right now... but eventually :)

Show off...not right now... but eventually :)
11-20-12, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,111,937
Posted By ADSW

Thanksgiving vaca starts now! woo!

Thanksgiving vaca starts now! woo!
11-20-12, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By ADSW

*Face Palm* Doh.

*Face Palm* Doh.
11-20-12, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By ADSW

The problem that i've been finding myself running...

The problem that i've been finding myself running into periodically is bouncing around at a higher cadence. I think i may need to invest in a cadence meter so i can stay around 90-100 cadence. Either...
11-19-12, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By ADSW

Ya my cadence was erratic to say the least. I...

Ya my cadence was erratic to say the least. I would get some energy and try to catch up, then subsequently tire myself out and slow down. Over and over again. Next weekend i'll try and stay more...
11-18-12, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,111,937
Posted By ADSW

Woo! What happened to your road bike? Take a...

Woo! What happened to your road bike? Take a spill?
11-17-12, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,111,937
Posted By ADSW

Tons of insight, thanks for that. I think that I,...

Tons of insight, thanks for that. I think that I, like you, like doing the JRA rides and when i get motivated i go hard. When I don't...i Don't. Today I definitely feel a little set back though. Got...
11-17-12, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,111,937
Posted By ADSW

Boston's not such a bad place! Keep your head up

Boston's not such a bad place! Keep your head up
11-17-12, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,111,937
Posted By ADSW

Hmmph, interesting. I've been told (by someone...

Hmmph, interesting. I've been told (by someone who may or may not actually be knowledgeable with parts) that to upgrade to a 10s i'd have to pretty much upgrade the crank / shifters chain derailleurs...
11-17-12, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By ADSW

First group ride

Got dropped. :lol: If anyone is familiar with the NCC (Northampton cycling club) that's who I rode with. Great bunch of guys and waited up for me at one of the stop signs. Probably wasn't the best...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-12, 09:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,273
Posted By ADSW

No need to question that here, he's asking for...

No need to question that here, he's asking for upgrades for his bike. Not life advice.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-12, 06:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,006
Posted By ADSW

It's funny, we had this saying while I was in the...

It's funny, we had this saying while I was in the military. "What helps you get better at push-ups?!" we responded with "more push-ups!" "What help you get better at sit-ups?!" "More sit-ups!" hahaha
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-12, 05:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,006
Posted By ADSW

So, there are 5 variables that influence exercise...

So, there are 5 variables that influence exercise ability.

Intensity
Frequency
Duration
Mode / Method
Flexibility

These 5 variables are listed in the order that the most important variables...
11-15-12, 01:52 PM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,111,937
Posted By ADSW

Yup they are Sora shifters, 9 speed. I was under...

Yup they are Sora shifters, 9 speed. I was under the impression that the better shifters are only compatible with 10 speed casettes (Does the crank set matter as well?).
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-12, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,801
Posted By ADSW

Very intuitive and I understand what you are...

Very intuitive and I understand what you are saying. However, What the OP is saying is if it is possible to gain muscle / mitochondria without going into caloric deficit. If we want to base our...
11-15-12, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,111,937
Posted By ADSW

Nope, no employee pricing hookup, that would be...

Nope, no employee pricing hookup, that would be sweet though. I like you're answer since it's sort of what i'm leaning towards anyways. It really is just the fact of me pulling the trigger and doing...
11-15-12, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,111,937
Posted By ADSW

Upgrade or buy a new bike? Bought a Felt Z95...

Upgrade or buy a new bike?

Bought a Felt Z95 two years ago on an impulse and havn't used it until now for various reasons (school, work, etc). Now that I have absolutely fallen in live with...
11-14-12, 11:20 PM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,111,937
Posted By ADSW

That'd be me! Anyone know of any group rides in...

That'd be me! Anyone know of any group rides in the western massachusetts area that i could get myself into? Unfortunately I got into this sport in the wrong season and i'm looking to get as much...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-12, 11:05 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-12, 10:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,812
Posted By ADSW

must have been scary as hell to see it coming at...

must have been scary as hell to see it coming at you, glad you're all right though
11-14-12, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,006
Posted By ADSW

So, take the following with a grain of salt,...

So, take the following with a grain of salt, because I personally don't really believe it myself.

I'm currently in a physiology of exercise class for a bachelors degree in exercise science and my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-12, 08:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,902
Posted By ADSW

+1. Impulse purchases will come fast and...

+1.

Impulse purchases will come fast and furious.
11-14-12, 08:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,113
Posted By ADSW

I actually just posted this same thing in the...

I actually just posted this same thing in the road cycling forum. The information i'm about to post is found in Donnelly, J., Jakic, J., & Gunderson, S. (1991) Effect of very low calorie diets and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-12, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,801
Posted By ADSW

so heres the dealio. There has been research done...

so heres the dealio. There has been research done showing that when you are given a constant amount of exercise and change variables like youre diet there are 3 scenarios that can occur.

1) If an...
11-11-12, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,094,270
Posted By ADSW

yesterday, hill climbs in the berskhires....

yesterday, hill climbs in the berskhires. Today...football
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-12, 07:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,599
Posted By ADSW

woops, repost

woops, repost
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-12, 07:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,599
Posted By ADSW

Hmmm sounds like there could be something there....

Hmmm sounds like there could be something there. I have always been under the impression (by impression I mean I was taught this by my various exercise science professors) that caffeine pulled water...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-12, 06:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,599
Posted By ADSW

That would be a huge mythbuster...i'd be...

That would be a huge mythbuster...i'd be interested in seeing that.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-12, 04:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,599
Posted By ADSW

The caffeine in coffee does in fact dehydrate...

The caffeine in coffee does in fact dehydrate you. You may not notice the effects since you as a cyclist know to also drink copious amounts of water as well. This is most likely offsetting the...
11-09-12, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By ADSW

True, 40 minutes is a long time to be able to get...

True, 40 minutes is a long time to be able to get "warmed up" and be able to get your breathing and heart rate under control. But I wouldn't rule it out completely. I know that in my case it takes at...
11-09-12, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By ADSW

To answer your question about your heart rate....

To answer your question about your heart rate. Physiologically what may be happening could be related to your stroke volume of your heart. Cardiac output is measured using Q (cardiac output) = HR...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By ADSW

To be honest my heart is not into the century...

To be honest my heart is not into the century races. I think where I'm going to focus is the road race, TT and crits. Road races are around 40-60 miles right?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-12, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By ADSW

Ya I definitely plan on doing group rides...

Ya I definitely plan on doing group rides first...no worries there. I don't want to endanger myself or others just because I am eager to race. I should probably be more clear in saying that I won't...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-12, 06:22 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-12, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By ADSW

New to the 41! Couple of questions regarding fitness/cycling/racing.

Hey everyone, just wanted to say hello and create my first post here in the 41.

I recently just got myself into road cycling in the past month and I can confidently say I am thoroughly addicted....
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