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Old 01-10-2013, 11:14 AM   #26881
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My heart rate goes above 105 if I look at my bike. I think I'm at about 90 right now at my desk.

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Old 01-10-2013, 12:05 PM   #26882
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Looks like I'll be spending the weekend practicing some of this:



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Old 01-10-2013, 04:01 PM   #26883
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Triathletes on a hill...

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Old 01-10-2013, 05:09 PM   #26884
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Gorgeous....
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Triathletes on a hill...

http://youtu.be/EcqIgCJNjto
That's a gearing problem; not a triathlete problem.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:57 AM   #26885
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Pulled the Vitus out from the back of the shop, pumped up the tires and lubed the chain. Ready for another year!

Did the annual battery replacement in the Avocet--only 165 miles last year Most of that riding with the younger boy to school. Looking to do a bit more this year.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:52 AM   #26886
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Really curious where you got this image from because it looks strangely familiar. I'm thinking it's a Mercian with a custom barbor pole paint job and Vigorelli lugs...
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:46 AM   #26887
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Niner Jet 9 RDO CF frame?

A local Niner dealer has one in the box that he offered to me for $1400. Retail price on these is $2400. Should I buy it?

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Old 01-11-2013, 11:09 AM   #26888
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A local Niner dealer has one in the box that he offered to me for $1400. Retail price on these is $2400. Should I buy it?

Yes.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:45 AM   #26889
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So I picked up a set of nashbar PVC parabolic rollers for use during the icy winters here, which of course caused a heat wave melting the snow, but thats besides the point.

Never did ride rollers before, and man do I have to say these things are a real sonovabitch. I can get up using the wall for a support, but to just do a freestanding start is nearly impossible. Any tips? I will say once you get moving they are much better than any resistance trainer ive used, and wear you out trying to maintain speed to help your stability.

The nashbar units appear to be of decent quality, though the rollers scuff easilly. For $150, I cant complain and would reccomend them for anyone tired of dodging snowflakes. I havent even massively ate shit off them yet (although it sure felt like I was trying for the first day)
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:57 AM   #26890
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If you have an unfinished basement use them there if it's not too dank and has headroom. You can grip over head.

Or two boxes one each side. .
Low gears toi begin your spin and balance.
Proper set up of the wheelbase match to the roller spacing will help a lot.

Don't watch TV at first. If you're indoors you'll need a fan. If the rollers have plain bearings with some good drag you won't need big gears.
Rollers reward smooth pedal strokes, i.e.pedaling squares.

I gave mine away and told the guy they were free if he promised to never bring them back. I'd rather ride on ice.

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So I picked up a set of nashbar PVC parabolic rollers for use during the icy winters here, which of course caused a heat wave melting the snow, but thats besides the point.

Never did ride rollers before, and man do I have to say these things are a real sonovabitch. I can get up using the wall for a support, but to just do a freestanding start is nearly impossible. Any tips? I will say once you get moving they are much better than any resistance trainer ive used, and wear you out trying to maintain speed to help your stability.

The nashbar units appear to be of decent quality, though the rollers scuff easilly. For $150, I cant complain and would reccomend them for anyone tired of dodging snowflakes. I havent even massively ate shit off them yet (although it sure felt like I was trying for the first day)
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:47 PM   #26891
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So I picked up a set of nashbar PVC parabolic rollers for use during the icy winters here, which of course caused a heat wave melting the snow, but thats besides the point.

Never did ride rollers before, and man do I have to say these things are a real sonovabitch. I can get up using the wall for a support, but to just do a freestanding start is nearly impossible. Any tips? I will say once you get moving they are much better than any resistance trainer ive used, and wear you out trying to maintain speed to help your stability.

The nashbar units appear to be of decent quality, though the rollers scuff easilly. For $150, I cant complain and would reccomend them for anyone tired of dodging snowflakes. I havent even massively ate shit off them yet (although it sure felt like I was trying for the first day)
NEVER, EVER ,EVER watch anything on TV that will make you flinch. Walking Dead would send you flying!

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Old 01-11-2013, 02:06 PM   #26892
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So I picked up a set of nashbar PVC parabolic rollers for use during the icy winters here, which of course caused a heat wave melting the snow, but thats besides the point.

Never did ride rollers before, and man do I have to say these things are a real sonovabitch. I can get up using the wall for a support, but to just do a freestanding start is nearly impossible. Any tips? I will say once you get moving they are much better than any resistance trainer ive used, and wear you out trying to maintain speed to help your stability.

The nashbar units appear to be of decent quality, though the rollers scuff easilly. For $150, I cant complain and would reccomend them for anyone tired of dodging snowflakes. I havent even massively ate shit off them yet (although it sure felt like I was trying for the first day)
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:01 AM   #26893
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Triathletes on a hill...

http://youtu.be/EcqIgCJNjto

IME triathletes are mostly runners and swimmers that ride a bike because their sport requires them to. They're not cyclists that run and swim. ...and I'll agree with the 'its a gearing issue' to a certain extent because of the above.

Speaking of gearing... Mark your calendars now! The Devil's Backbone ride is going to be on 23Mar13 this year. (details on the web) I'll be there. Had a great time last year at both rides. Bring rain stuff, the ride goes off rain or shine. ...AND bring a 27t cassette. You'll need it!

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Old 01-12-2013, 06:03 AM   #26894
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NEVER, EVER ,EVER watch anything on TV that will make you flinch. Walking Dead would send you flying!

Practice is the only thing that worked for me, concentrate on SMOOOOOOTH.
+1

After a short while, you'll be able to stand up to relieve some of the pressure 'down there,' you'll be able to ride no-handed, and you'll be able to get a drink out of your cages. It really all just comes down to 'ride em more.'

Turning the wheels faster = easier to go straight. (but I'll bet you've figured that out by now)

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Old 01-12-2013, 07:00 AM   #26895
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A local Niner dealer has one in the box that he offered to me for $1400. Retail price on these is $2400. Should I buy it?

If it's the right size, yes! However, it overlaps what you already have.
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