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Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By CoogansBluff

Great point. Hadn't thought of that. I think...

Great point. Hadn't thought of that. I think early mornings are sometimes harder (for me, anyway) because it's harder to be hydrated after sleeping 8 hours than if you're anticipating a 6 p.m. ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By CoogansBluff

Peak (and flat) performances

What factors contribute to having a really strong, or really not so strong, ride on any given day for you?

I ask more for curiosity, as I don't race. But part of my enjoyment of any sport/hobby is...
07-08-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,986
Posted By CoogansBluff

Hey, I read the whole thing. No apologies...

Hey, I read the whole thing. No apologies necessary. Of course, the fact that I also rode in this ride last week certainly piqued my interest. :)

I also missed a turn that knocked off 2 miles, but...
06-27-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By CoogansBluff

Good ending to all this. Specialized replaced...

Good ending to all this. Specialized replaced entire wheelset with Roval SLX 24 ... I'm finding those online for as high as $800.

Wouldn't that be an upgrade over the failed original ones that...
06-18-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By CoogansBluff

Yep, not a bad idea. Didn't realize as many...

Yep, not a bad idea. Didn't realize as many people had backups. Apparently not uncommon.
06-18-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By CoogansBluff

Thanks for reply, Skipjacks. Just got a text...

Thanks for reply, Skipjacks.

Just got a text from LBS saying wheel should arrive later this week or early next. Actually said the 'wheelset,' so perhaps they're replacing both wheels. Only one is...
06-18-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By CoogansBluff

So it's been 18 days since I took the wheel to...

So it's been 18 days since I took the wheel to the LBS, and since LBS supposedly contacted Specialized about getting a replacement. No word yet.

Pretty disappointed at the predicament.
06-16-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,558
Posted By CoogansBluff

Not sure why. It's just interesting to read...

Not sure why. It's just interesting to read about how much time people spend on their hobbies. I'd probably find it interesting to hear how many miles that joggers run, or sets that tennis players...
06-13-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By CoogansBluff

Thanks for the replies. Good advice from all. ...

Thanks for the replies. Good advice from all.

As for harsh conditions, nothing unusual except perhaps that I've ridden on a greenway that has a gravel portion. But of the estimated 4,000 miles...
06-12-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By CoogansBluff

Thanks, Kedosto. ... Yes, I should be saying...

Thanks, Kedosto. ... Yes, I should be saying Specialized, not Roubaix. Still new to this road biking. Do you have any locally built quality wheelsets you might recommend? Guess that depends on...
06-12-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,545
Posted By CoogansBluff

I bought clipless pedals this past winter. I fell...

I bought clipless pedals this past winter. I fell 5 times while practicing the first day with them, starting and stopping purposefully, trying to learn. I'm a slow learner, I guess.

Then fell...
06-12-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By CoogansBluff

Waiting for replacement wheel (warranty)

Posted in a previous thread about a wheel with small cracks. It's under warranty (Specialized Roubaix). Took it to local shop where I bought it. They are a Specialized dealer. They sent in photo to...
06-03-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,118
Posted By CoogansBluff

Good insights. Thanks.

Good insights. Thanks.
06-02-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,118
Posted By CoogansBluff

They didn't check it. Glad some have mentioned...

They didn't check it. Glad some have mentioned that here. I'll be sure to ask about that when the new one comes in.
05-31-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,118
Posted By CoogansBluff

It is the back wheel, fwiw. ... I've got a...

It is the back wheel, fwiw. ...

I've got a hybrid back that I can use, putting me back on the flat greenways, but I'd survive. Lucky to have to awesome long trails in the Raleigh area. ...
...
05-31-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,118
Posted By CoogansBluff

Cracks in the rim ...

Discovered this week that the back wheel on my road bike has small cracks near 3-4 of the spokes.

It's under warranty and can be replaced - albeit it in 2 weeks from the shop where I bought the...
05-07-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,404
Posted By CoogansBluff

That's very helpful. The answer lies somewhere in...

That's very helpful. The answer lies somewhere in deciding what's intense and what's not.

What's an easy compute for you? How far?
05-07-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,404
Posted By CoogansBluff

Well, yes, good point. :) By 'demanding,' I mean...

Well, yes, good point. :) By 'demanding,' I mean the amount of time the muscles need to recover, and how often that equals a full day.
05-07-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,404
Posted By CoogansBluff

How often do you need a day off?

Still kinda new to biking on a regular basis. How much rest does the body need from it?

I know it's not as demanding on the body as heavy weightlifting where you need a day off, but also a bit...
04-27-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By CoogansBluff

This was a huge group, some 60 riders, and I...

This was a huge group, some 60 riders, and I stayed toward the back, and I do think that made it tougher. Got behind some riders leaving gaps. The accordion effect is harder to manage w/ big...
04-27-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By CoogansBluff

Falling off hills - Yes. Accelerations out of...

Falling off hills - Yes. Accelerations out of corners - Needs improvement. Inability to hold a wheel - I do that pretty well. Good tips and food for thought.
04-27-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By CoogansBluff

Definitely want to improve. Chose to go with the...

Definitely want to improve. Chose to go with the A group for that reason. But it's partly a question of strategy, I think. Trying to stay in a hopelessly fast pace line might wipe you out, leaving...
04-27-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By CoogansBluff

The art of not being dropped

Today there was a group ride that announced two speeds. I chose the faster one, knowing it would be a challenge, but also knowing the other group would be too slow. About 15 miles into the 60-mile...
04-17-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By CoogansBluff

Sweaty hands

I don't wear gloves unless it's cold, like 40s or below. Once it gets in the 80s, I have an issue of sweaty hands. Used to play a lot of tennis, always wore wrist/sweat bands to deal with that.
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,975
Posted By CoogansBluff

Wanted to give an update on my group riding....

Wanted to give an update on my group riding. Started this post in August, I believe, after being dropped by a group ride averaging about 17 mph over 40-45 miles. On Saturday, I went 48 miles in 17...
04-01-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,455
Posted By CoogansBluff

Interesting. I don't think I've experienced that....

Interesting. I don't think I've experienced that. Is that something that would happen only when actually riding, or is it something that can be replicated while hand-turning and watching from the...
03-31-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,455
Posted By CoogansBluff

Being somewhat new to this, I'm not sure what...

Being somewhat new to this, I'm not sure what chain jumping on the cassette is. Do you mean the chain shifting gears on its own, aka ghost shifting?
03-31-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,455
Posted By CoogansBluff

I appreciate all the great advice. Good...

I appreciate all the great advice. Good discussion. I had the chain replaced and the drive train cleaned today at LBS. Haven't ridden the bike yet, but probably will go 30 miles tomorrow, so that...
03-29-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,455
Posted By CoogansBluff

Every now and then lately I've noticed while...

Every now and then lately I've noticed while climbing that the gear shifting isn't perfect. It might shift back into the previous gear. Maybe that happens 1-3 times on a 40-mile ride? I'll try to be...
03-29-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,455
Posted By CoogansBluff

I think that's what I'll do. Going on a group...

I think that's what I'll do. Going on a group ride tomorrow. Can get further opinions there as well. I appreciate it!
03-29-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,455
Posted By CoogansBluff

And this ... ...

And this ...

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03-29-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,455
Posted By CoogansBluff

Good feedback, thanks. If it helps, here's...

Good feedback, thanks.

If it helps, here's what they look like ...

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03-29-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,455
Posted By CoogansBluff

Thanks, that's kinda what I thought. Maybe I'll...

Thanks, that's kinda what I thought. Maybe I'll take a photo and see what folks think of it.

I know I've been unduly harsh on cassette/ring, but just doesn't seem like it would be that bad.
03-29-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,455
Posted By CoogansBluff

Well, it appears that I have not taken care of my...

Well, it appears that I have not taken care of my chain as I should have. Lesson learned there. I just wonder whether the bike shop's recommendation is not premature when it comes to actually...
03-29-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,455
Posted By CoogansBluff

Lifespan of chain rings, sprockets, etc. ...

My bike shop is recommending new sprocket cassette and chain ring. ... Bought my first road bike in August, probably have 2,500-3,000 miles on it.

Is it unusual to need replacements that soon?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By CoogansBluff

Good tips. ... You know, about the weight thing,...

Good tips. ... You know, about the weight thing, sometimes that is an elephant in the room. Some bikes cost $200 more because they're 2 pounds lighter and I'm thinking, heck, why not save $200 and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By CoogansBluff

All good responses and points well-taken. .. ...

All good responses and points well-taken. ..

How would that advice come together for a weekly plan?

I'm 55. I can do a 40-mile group ride at 16 mph. I want to be able to do a 40-mile group...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By CoogansBluff

Training plan

What is the best training plan to be able to improve on group rides in the 45-50 mile range? I already have the stamina for the distances, but don't have the speed for the groups that I'm trying to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,975
Posted By CoogansBluff

What's a good routine? That obviously depends on...

What's a good routine? That obviously depends on time that one has to devote to it, and level you want to reach. But I'd want to find the right balance between work and rest/recovery.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,975
Posted By CoogansBluff

Yes, definitely some technique stuff I need to...

Yes, definitely some technique stuff I need to figure out. I coast and brake more than most, it seems. Seems that I'm having to slow up not to overrun people going down hill, then not always the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,975
Posted By CoogansBluff

I should've said middle-aged and above. Today's...

I should've said middle-aged and above. Today's group might've averaged 55, which is about where I am. One thing I worried about was whether I might reach my max in the sport quickly because of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-18, 01:31 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,975
Posted By CoogansBluff

Good perspective. Enjoyed reading that.

Good perspective. Enjoyed reading that.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,975
Posted By CoogansBluff

Got dropped today, still had fun. You guys are good!

I'm new to road biking and did my first group rides last week. Did 4 of them, in fact. So I'm jumping right in. What got me to this point was riding a hybrid on flat greenways for 4-hour rides, but...
08-26-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,047
Posted By CoogansBluff

I did a metric century 62 miles this spring....

I did a metric century 62 miles this spring. Would like to do 100, but not there yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 282,794
Posted By CoogansBluff

You're right, BIG catfish! ... Should've said...

You're right, BIG catfish! ... Should've said Flathead Catfish, I believe. Or maybe a Mudcat. That's the name of a local minor league baseball team.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-18, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 282,794
Posted By CoogansBluff

Well, first of all, that photo is kinda...

Well, first of all, that photo is kinda embarrassing, as I had no business riding in that. But the photo is too funny not to post.

So, the original photo is what it looks like when the beautiful...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 282,794
Posted By CoogansBluff

There's a fish story to go with this one. ...

There's a fish story to go with this one.


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08-21-18, 06:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,314
Posted By CoogansBluff

I need that advice and prompting. I'm not strong...

I need that advice and prompting. I'm not strong in those areas, very imbalanced,and I do think I felt it more than some might.
08-21-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,314
Posted By CoogansBluff

What is the purpose of a fasted ride?

What is the purpose of a fasted ride?
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