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Old 05-02-2013, 11:57 AM   #28501
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Speaking of Strava, the one thing I have wished it could do ever since I started using it back in July of last year, apparently it can do

And that is, list all of my times for a particular segment to see improvement over time.

A very cool feature. Especially in seeing that since I started riding last summer, the first segment of the local trail I mainly ride I have decreased my time from 16:30 to almost 10 minutes flat. Very nice improvement!

Why I also like Strava, I can see that the fastest guy listed is at 7 minutes flat, and a lot of the "really in shape" guys I know are in the 8-9 minute range. So, this tells me that I have improved greatly in the past 8 months, and it tells me where I have to go. This is very cool information, for training purposes only.
I don't have any issues using strava for that kind of tracking. Its the johnson waving crowd that gets me.

Tracking you against you is a good thing. I *should* be doing a 20min TT every 4th week, but usually say 'effit TTs hurt too much!'

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Old 05-03-2013, 07:56 AM   #28502
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Might be old news to you guys; but my latest edition of Dirt Rag had a section about Gary Fischer's first mountain bikes, with a company aptly named MontainBikes. The article cited this webpage: http://mombat.org/ ... there's some interesting concepts in there, it's crazy to see how far we've come with bike tech.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:05 AM   #28503
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For those of you in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, this looks like it could be a lot of fun.

If I were just a little bit closer I would try it out. $15 a race seems legit to me
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:02 AM   #28504
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Hey guys! Just found this thread down here and thought I would check in. I have gotten back into cycling over the last 2 years and just finished building my Road bike ( I've been trail riding for the last 2 ).

I have a question ( Not wanting to start another oil debate type thread ) so here goes. What Road tire are most of you guys running for training? I currently have a set of Zipp Tangente tires mounted but after reading reviews online it looks like most don't rate them very high for durability. I was looking at a set of Conti 4000's but wanted to get opinions here. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:06 AM   #28505
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Hey guys! Just found this thread down here and thought I would check in. I have gotten back into cycling over the last 2 years and just finished building my Road bike ( I've been trail riding for the last 2 ).

I have a question ( Not wanting to start another oil debate type thread ) so here goes. What Road tire are most of you guys running for training? I currently have a set of Zipp Tangente tires mounted but after reading reviews online it looks like most don't rate them very high for durability. I was looking at a set of Conti 4000's but wanted to get opinions here. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
For training? Pro4 Endurance or the Grand Prix (non-4000s) are going to be fine if you don't order from online shops in the UK. If you DO order from online shops in the UK, I really, really like my GP4000s-es.

I've run pretty much anything from Supercomp HDs in 19mm to 28c Gatorskins. For training tires I tend to buy things that last vs the lightest and stickiest.

HTH

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Old 05-03-2013, 10:12 AM   #28506
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For training? Pro4 Endurance or the Grand Prix (non-4000s) are going to be fine if you don't order from online shops in the UK. If you DO order from online shops in the UK, I really, really like my GP4000s-es.

I've run pretty much anything from Supercomp HDs in 19mm to 28c Gatorskins. For training tires I tend to buy things that last vs the lightest and stickiest.

HTH

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Thanks Gummee! Yes, they would be for training. I don't plan on any races just yet. Just jumping back into Road cycling and want to get used to things again. I've been away from Cycling for quite a few years... But if you don't jump back in you never will right?
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:14 AM   #28507
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Oh, and here's the new training whip!
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:17 AM   #28508
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zionks ! lovely ride Mr Cajun


I am currently riding conti gran prix all seasons in 28mm , a little heavy maybe but no flats and they roll nicely.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:21 AM   #28509
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zionks ! lovely ride Mr Cajun


I am currently riding conti gran prix all seasons in 28mm , a little heavy maybe but no flats and they roll nicely.
Thanks Zippy! She's ALLOT lighter than the Trek I had back in the day!
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:46 AM   #28510
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Fargo ?

Thought I would put a feeler out. Anybody looking for a lightly used first gen Fargo size medium ? With another joining the herd soon thinking of thinning what doesn't get ridden much. would give first cousin price to an adv'er.


sorry if this is in bad taste not being the flea market and all .....
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:49 AM   #28511
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Oh, and here's the new training whip!
Niiiiiiice.

My vittoria rubino pro slicks have been very good to me on the Baltimore cityscape, which can be pretty tough on tires. to put it mildly.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:54 PM   #28512
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zionks ! lovely ride Mr Cajun


I am currently riding conti gran prix all seasons in 28mm , a little heavy maybe but no flats and they roll nicely.
I've flatted my 28c Gatorskins. Hit a rock just wrong on a gravel ride and voila! instant pinch. S'why I went to the Tufo tubulars for the gravel rides.

Gatorskins aren't what you'd call a nice-riding tire, but they ARE durable.

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Old 05-03-2013, 07:54 PM   #28513
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Thanks again for the info guys! I sure am having a blast being back in the saddle.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:55 PM   #28514
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I've flatted my 28c Gatorskins. Hit a rock just wrong on a gravel ride and voila! instant pinch. S'why I went to the Tufo tubulars for the gravel rides.

Gatorskins aren't what you'd call a nice-riding tire, but they ARE durable.

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Darn tootin' they are. After 2,000 miles of uninterrupted inflation, I flatted one of my Gatorskins for the first time last night, courtesy of a 1" roofing nail. Since they're just about worn out anyways, I had the LBS order me up a pair of Clement Strada LGG in 25mm.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:08 PM   #28515
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25c Rubino Pro's. I put a lot of seat time in, with very shitty roads... I can't recomend these tires enough. Especially the 25's if you have rough pavement.

Sick S-Works...
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