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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.
I'll get right on that
Resistance is futile.
It ensures that it won't be stolen.
My big question becomes 'why let your opponents know how fast (or how slow) you're going?!
I'll stick with another software package that let's me keep that private, thanks.
...and I'm not fixin to brag about 'winning the training ride' any time soon.
Maybe you should use it to your advantage by uploading slower runs than you're actually capable of.
yeah, there is that
You're a tricksy hobbit...
Get a room you two.
Piss off. This is my personal blog don'tcha know?!
1st ride with the new Edge. 1st ride in 17 years with an HRM. I got UP to 105bpm. Tried to keep it down 90-95 bpm, but a headwind into a slight rise got me going.
No jacket. No booties. No heavy gloves. No beanie under my helmet. This is Jan?!
yes, I'm kidding you!
My heart rate goes above 105 if I look at my bike. I think I'm at about 90 right now at my desk.
Looks like I'll be spending the weekend practicing some of this:
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Triathletes on a hill...
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That's a gearing problem; not a triathlete problem.
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 :huh Most of that riding with the younger boy to school. Looking to do a bit more this year.
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...
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?
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)
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.
NEVER, EVER ,EVER watch anything on TV that will make you flinch. Walking Dead would send you flying!:eek1
Practice is the only thing that worked for me, concentrate on SMOOOOOOTH.
Here's how you do it:
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