ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Fluff > Sports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 509 votes, 4.94 average. Display Modes
Old 09-28-2012, 11:27 AM   #25291
Gummee!
That's MR. Toothless
 
Gummee!'s Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: NoVA for now...
Oddometer: 28,821
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chisenhallw View Post
Looks like I'm buying a trainer & cycling indoors at night, then.
Go get Time Crunched Cyclist by Chris Carmichael.

My buddy doesn't quite have the concept of an easy spin down. Every freaking hill he comes to, he HAS to attack it. That wasn't the plan for the ride today. Oh well. I did the effort level I wanted to do (and maybe a titch more) and he did what he wanted to do. 2:03 on the road. Tomorrow: easy hour with a few jumps and a few short efforts to get ready to race on Sunday.

Yay for cross season!

M
__________________
I'm a cyclist that rides motos, not a moto rider that rides bicycles.
Gummee! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 11:32 AM   #25292
RxZ
Legal Drug Dealer
 
RxZ's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Tyler, TX
Oddometer: 1,903
So why in the world do these riding jerseys cost so much? They are made of the same material as running technical shirts, yet often cost 3X more. Am I missing something? Since I started riding back in July I have been riding in normal workout clothes made of the DriFit material (UnderArmor, Nike, store brand, whatever) which wicks away sweat. Is there some benefit to the MTB specific jerseys I do not know about? Or is it that this is a low volume apparel so the price is higher to make up the difference? Or am I shopping in the wrong places?
RxZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 11:39 AM   #25293
Gummee!
That's MR. Toothless
 
Gummee!'s Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: NoVA for now...
Oddometer: 28,821
Quote:
Originally Posted by RxZ View Post
So why in the world do these riding jerseys cost so much? They are made of the same material as running technical shirts, yet often cost 3X more. Am I missing something? Since I started riding back in July I have been riding in normal workout clothes made of the DriFit material (UnderArmor, Nike, store brand, whatever) which wicks away sweat. Is there some benefit to the MTB specific jerseys I do not know about? Or is it that this is a low volume apparel so the price is higher to make up the difference? Or am I shopping in the wrong places?
For mtn biking, I'm seriously tempted to wear the same stuff you're wearing. You don't need the pockets and tight fit of road stuff off-road. A. you're not going as fast and B. you've got a camelbak with you that has all yer tools and food in it.

The only thing stopping me is... ...I'm a roadie and I have lots of jerseys that go with my bib-shorts. I refuse to wear 'mtn biking shorts' with the outer baggy layer.

M
__________________
I'm a cyclist that rides motos, not a moto rider that rides bicycles.
Gummee! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 11:42 AM   #25294
Chisenhallw
Avowed Pussbag
 
Chisenhallw's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
Oddometer: 6,452
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gummee! View Post
Go get Time Crunched Cyclist by Chris Carmichael.
own it!
__________________
2001 Kawasaki Concours 2001 Suzuki SV650
MD ABC TOR...I review motorcycles for 2wheelsandamotor.com
Chisenhallw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 11:50 AM   #25295
RxZ
Legal Drug Dealer
 
RxZ's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Tyler, TX
Oddometer: 1,903
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gummee! View Post
For mtn biking, I'm seriously tempted to wear the same stuff you're wearing. You don't need the pockets and tight fit of road stuff off-road. A. you're not going as fast and B. you've got a camelbak with you that has all yer tools and food in it.

The only thing stopping me is... ...I'm a roadie and I have lots of jerseys that go with my bib-shorts. I refuse to wear 'mtn biking shorts' with the outer baggy layer.

M

Yeah, I won't buy the shorts either. Mainly because I have so many pairs of board shorts for swimming, I just through those on over some athletic undies and away I go. All the MTB shorts I see are close to 100 dollars

Sorry, not paying

The two local trails I ride mostly are loops around public walkways. The trails are 6 and 9 miles long, but each are on no more than 100 acres. If the bike breaks I just throw it over my shoulders and walk back to the car. The only thing I have with me when I ride is water in the water bottle attached to the bike. Oh, and keys and phone, just in case. Those I put in the pockets of the board shorts, inside of a sandwich bag so they do not slide out while riding.
RxZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 01:55 PM   #25296
ducnut
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: central IL
Oddometer: 3,321
Quote:
Originally Posted by RxZ View Post
So why in the world do these riding jerseys cost so much? They are made of the same material as running technical shirts, yet often cost 3X more. Am I missing something? Since I started riding back in July I have been riding in normal workout clothes made of the DriFit material (UnderArmor, Nike, store brand, whatever) which wicks away sweat. Is there some benefit to the MTB specific jerseys I do not know about? Or is it that this is a low volume apparel so the price is higher to make up the difference? Or am I shopping in the wrong places?
Because the market will tolerate it.
__________________
'09 Triumph Tiger1050
'96 Ducati 900SS
'02 Suzuki SV650S (hers)
ducnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 06:02 PM   #25297
TheYeti
Hard to be Humble
 
TheYeti's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: North Carolina, a little left of center
Oddometer: 1,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ridge View Post
20 minutes is just warm up to get the legs loose and blood circulating. I'd say at minimum an hour for short intervals if you want a focused cardio workout. 4x10 min aerobic threshold with 5 mins rest (endurance level) between sets. Or the standard 2x20 with 10 minutes rest between sets. 20 minute warm up, 50 minutes workout and 20 minute easy spin = 1.5 hours. That's about as short as I can make a workout and get anything useful out of it.
Good luck on this weekend stay in the pain cave,


You too Gummie, Wow that bike looks great.Full poser mode......Well you'll look good doing it.....
__________________
"It sucks, It's always gonna suck.
You've got to learn to enjoy it."
Enjoy the Suck
Unknown Marine Recon Instructor
TheYeti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 06:07 PM   #25298
TheYeti
Hard to be Humble
 
TheYeti's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: North Carolina, a little left of center
Oddometer: 1,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by k7 View Post
Against my better judgement, I've tentatively scheduled the Texas Rando Stampede 1200. They run this one every two years and while their site hasn't been updated yet, it'll kick off on 5/1/13.

750 miles, < 90 hours (hopefully), Texas Hill Country....what could possibly go wrong?
Yea what.
__________________
"It sucks, It's always gonna suck.
You've got to learn to enjoy it."
Enjoy the Suck
Unknown Marine Recon Instructor
TheYeti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 06:12 PM   #25299
k7
Ancien cyclist
 
k7's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2002
Location: SOP - south of Phoenix, hotter n hell
Oddometer: 19,840
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheYeti View Post
Yea what.
Lots of dogs and May thunderstorms. I rode many of these roads in the late 70's.
k7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 09:30 PM   #25300
neanderthal
globeriding wannabe
 
neanderthal's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: los angeles. ca.
Oddometer: 1,898
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chisenhallw View Post
Rugby season's started up, and my cycling's had to go straight out the window. No more time for hours on the bike.

Anybody got a good cycling workout that takes about 20 minutes? I might have to buy an indoor trainer.



I've had to give it up now. 28 years of dedication, blood sweat and tears. And the two injuries that broke the camels back were off season touch games.

Technically I qualify for the Catalina Old Boys Tournament though... Might show up on a random Saturday and play in a B side game just for shits n giggles.

Riding long always gave me an aerobic advantage at the beginning of training, but getting different muscles, running muscles, used it was no fun. Bicycles were made so we wouldn't have to run.


Good luck in the season.
__________________
'O=00=O'
BMW 2002. long live the legend

neanderthal screwed with this post 09-28-2012 at 09:37 PM
neanderthal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 05:52 AM   #25301
Mercury264
Once you go Triple...
 
Mercury264's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Masshole
Oddometer: 22,332
Quote:
Originally Posted by neanderthal View Post


I've had to give it up now. 28 years of dedication, blood sweat and tears. And the two injuries that broke the camels back were off season touch games.

Technically I qualify for the Catalina Old Boys Tournament though... Might show up on a random Saturday and play in a B side game just for shits n giggles.

Riding long always gave me an aerobic advantage at the beginning of training, but getting different muscles, running muscles, used it was no fun. Bicycles were made so we wouldn't have to run.


Good luck in the season.
One of my few regrets is that I took up rugby fairly late in life. I really wish I'd played it when I was much younger. Great game.....I also wish I'd taken up cycling MUCH earlier than I did.
__________________
'12 Tiger 800XC
'07 TE510
'02 Sprint ST
'99 XR650L
'99 Speed Triple
Mercury264 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 06:15 AM   #25302
Gummee!
That's MR. Toothless
 
Gummee!'s Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: NoVA for now...
Oddometer: 28,821
So I used to feed the VA Tech wimmen's rugby team lots of hot dogs and cheap beer... (I worked for a 'hot dog stand.')

So the men's team started to come in too.

They really wanted me to come play. Was about to till one dood came in. He coulda played college football as a linebacker.

At the time, I was 5'8" 155# soaking wet. Took one look at that guy, thought about the size differential and kept on feeding em beers and riding my bicycle(s)

M
__________________
I'm a cyclist that rides motos, not a moto rider that rides bicycles.
Gummee! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 07:37 AM   #25303
Gummee!
That's MR. Toothless
 
Gummee!'s Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: NoVA for now...
Oddometer: 28,821
cyclingfans.com has streaming Lombardy on right now.

27km to go

M
__________________
I'm a cyclist that rides motos, not a moto rider that rides bicycles.
Gummee! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 11:03 AM   #25304
neanderthal
globeriding wannabe
 
neanderthal's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: los angeles. ca.
Oddometer: 1,898
Went for my normal ride but it didn't feel right; my ankle was wobbly, my calf muscle was acting up and try as I might, I just couldn't spin. I just struggled the whole time and I was very close to cutting it short and just going home. Decided to stick it out and not worry about my time or pace

I was only five minutes off pace and came to a long downhill section on Rinaldi where I can make up a lot of time in about 5 miles. I work up to speed and oh shit.......... construction. The road is being repaved.

I barely managed to slow down enough to make a turnright before the construction, lost my momentum and just killed my pace when I got lost in a subdivision.

Tempted to go out again today for 35 just so I can make 200 miles in one month. It's already the most cycling i've done in one month in over ten years.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gummee! View Post
So I used to feed the VA Tech wimmen's rugby team lots of hot dogs and cheap beer... (I worked for a 'hot dog stand.')

So the men's team started to come in too.

They really wanted me to come play. Was about to till one dood came in. He coulda played college football as a linebacker.

At the time, I was 5'8" 155# soaking wet. Took one look at that guy, thought about the size differential and kept on feeding em beers and riding my bicycle(s)

M
One of our guys is as small as the girls who come and play touch rugby with us off season. 5'4. ~130lbs. You woulda done alright.
__________________
'O=00=O'
BMW 2002. long live the legend
neanderthal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 01:24 PM   #25305
reed523
To pedal or not to pedal
 
reed523's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Perkins, Oklahoma
Oddometer: 392
Apologies for jumping in here with a random question, but I figured you guys would know. I can't find a recent update on the Blackhawk CO bicycle ban. Is the issue resolved or still in court? Thanks in advance.
__________________
Keith
NC700X
www.crazyguyonabike.com/whenlife
reed523 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015