Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    If you get the Park tool, they usually have 2 sides: Shimano and Campy. The thread pitches are different enough that you *shouldn't* be able to screw one into the wrong crank

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  2. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    :nod I've come to the conclusion that anything greasy/oily is to be avoided before a strenuous ride. I ate some Chinese takeout on Saturday and went riding an hour later. Two laps around a trail comprised of steep climbs, and I began to feel sick, but decided to press on. Eventually I had to get off the bike and take a breather. By that time I not only felt like I was about to vomit, but had gotten quite dizzy on top of it. I had to lie down next to the trail, as I was afraid I might pass out. :eek1 Lying down seemed to do the trick, as after about 10 minutes I felt totally recovered and just walked my bike back to the trail exit. I'm thinking that in future it might be wise to forego any 'real' food before a ride and just eat an energy bar or two.
  3. Blur

    Blur 3MTA3

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    For me, a big bowl of oatmeal at least 45 minutes before a long ride works great. The whole grains contain complex carbohydrates that last longer than simple sugars.

    YMMV.
  4. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    That's my breakfast almost every morning. Banana and Brown Sugar too. Good pre ride meal.
  5. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Long timer

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    My new tool showed up on Saturday. I've pulled two!
  6. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    My wife swears by steel-cut oatmeal before a ride, but it gives me terrible stomach pain and heartburn about 30min into the ride. I'm good with a hard-boiled egg and a banana about 30-45min prior to the ride. And it helps soak up the coffee I drink while driving to the meeting point. :D
  7. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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  8. Blur

    Blur 3MTA3

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    ... maybe you would consider donating to my Booty team? It's a group of 8 motorcycle buddies who decided to participate in a 24 hour BICYCLE ride to benefit cancer research. Should be interesting :lol3
  9. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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  10. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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  11. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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  12. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    I've been reviewing some racing vids filmed at Santos on the same trails I travel to get some idea of my progress. The video below is of particular interest because I did my best run on it last Sunday, averaging about 12 mph, without feeling that I was pushing too hard. These guys are going faster - probably 15 mph average - which is what I'm shooting for. The video is deceptive in that the turns are much tighter than they look, and there's some rough terrain which is difficult to notice. One thing I see these guys doing that's different is that I tend to coast through corners to give my legs some rest, whereas they're pedaling non-stop. I can go 15 mph on that trail without fear of crashing, but I don't have the stamina to keep it up like these guys do. If I ever get to the point where I can pace these guys, I'll die happy. :freaky

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  13. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    My bad I thought you may have been interested in saving $$.

    So my answer is no I have no dealings with them.
  14. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    I'm interested in saving money, but the bike I want to save money on is a 2012 Stumpjumper Expert Evo.
  15. Blur

    Blur 3MTA3

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    If you forget about lap times, cadence and heart rate, forget that others are even on the trail and just ride your own ride, you can be happy now. :brow
  16. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Nah. I'm very goal oriented. Setting goals and achieving them is what makes me happy. :thumb
  17. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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  18. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    :dunno It no longer matters because my local Specialized dealer is willing to match the price on that website. :clap:clap
  19. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Perfect!
  20. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    I'm picking it up tomorrow. :happay