Bicycle thread

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

  1. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    There's a big ole thread on The Paceline bitching about Sagan. :norton

    Its almost 50deg out and its not quite 0900. :clap

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  2. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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  3. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    It's been ages since I got my road bike out, but the extra hour of sunlight gives me just enough time to head out to a nearby paved trail after work. That's what I did last night. I was sure that my ability to sustain high speeds over long periods would have suffered from months of doing nothing but mountain biking on relatively short trails. To my complete amazement, I beat my previous Strava record and earned two PR's on the fastest segments. My speed on the final uphill climb jumped from 17mph to 20mph. :clap Usually I'm exhausted by the time I reach the halfway point, and have to rest a few minutes before turning around and heading back, but this time I felt like I had plenty of energy in reserve. Next time I'm going to make myself a bit lighter by ditching that 2lb water bottle and see if I can advance to the first page of the Strava leader board. :evil
  4. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    Improving my road skills is kinda why I wanna get a little dirty. Well, that and an excuse to get another bike. :lol3
  5. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Mtn biking helps develop power and bike handling skills.

    Road riding helps develop fitness.

    Doing both makes you a better cyclist all around. :nod

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  6. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    I made it through a few pages of that pedantic, holier-than-thou drivel and agree with your comment there. He's young, dumb and full of cum. Let it go already. :rolleyes If there's one thing the cycling community excels at, it's pissing and moaning about inconsequential B.S. :fpalm
  7. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    It was still going as I checked in over there this AM. 99 posts... Give it a rest already you whiny beyotches!

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  8. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    I got out Friday and Saturday on the MTB. By Sunday, my legs were Jello. (I'd also run 12 miles during the week)

    Trails were awesome; a little muddy but my new rear tire gripped nicely, and my bike was too clean to begin with anyways. There's one part of my normal loop, about 3/4 to the top of the mountain, where a chute down a pretty steep hill breaks up the 45 minute climb to the outlook. On Friday I did what I always do on the run up. Crest the climb, stand up and give it all I have for the 100 yard flat section before the banked left turn, log drop, chute the pine trees and send it over the hill. Friday was no different, except this is Connecticut, and it's only March. I had about a hundred feet after that nifty little log drop to realize this North-facing hill was still completely covered with ice. :huh Talk about pucker! I slowed down all I could and bailed off the trail into the 6" or so of soft stuff on the side. Luckily it was a soft landing, and my shin guards worked well!

    Running through the winter helped with my climbing, but I wasn't nearly as fast or agile as I felt at the end of last season - I can't wait to shake more cobwebs this week.
  9. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    How the race was won: Gent Wevelgem
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  10. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    I was inspired by the sight of some roadies I met last week. These guys had massive tree-trunk thighs and virtually no fat. :eek1 I kept thinking about how fast I could go on the trails if I were in that kind of shape, so I'm putting myself on a strict diet combined with every day rides, instead of just riding on weekends. :thumb
  11. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    In light of my last post (whining about minutiae) this is probably the height of hypocrisy, but here goes: couldn't the helmet manufacturers have saved themselves a boatload of money and just rebranded their skate/hockey/snowsports helmets as the new aero road helmets? Because I can't tell the difference. :dunno
  12. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    It's worse than that! I just bought my daughter one of <a href="http://www.doversaddlery.com/ovation-protege-helmet/p/X1-36309/">these</a>.

    <img src="http://flynnssaddleshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/ovation-protege.jpeg">
  13. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    That's been bandied about on the 'serious cyclists' forums too. :nod Save all that $ and just get a skate helmet. Looks the same. The new Specialized and Scott helmets are a different story. We'll have to see about them once they're officially released.

    I want the trunk mount rack like in this pic:
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  14. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Since Huck-n-Roll was bought out by competitive cyclist I have been getting their e-mails about twice a week now. Today's e-mail. All I could think was: Should I post this in the mid-life crisis car thread up in Shiny Things?

    I am fairly certain that bike would be wasted on the trails I have locally.
  15. championsound

    championsound It's nacho cheese Coral. Nacho. Cheese.

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    Riding track teaches you how to pedal and gives you gobs of power to boot.
  16. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of Aurelius peeling out of his driveway headed for the nearest Santa Cruz dealer.


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  17. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Hell, yeah. I got out for 72 and 7K of climbing on Saturday. This weekend will be about 80 and 8K.

    Go Ned!
  18. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    I've had tremendous gains with strength training, particularly my glutes and core. When the quads are failing, it's nice to activate glutes and return rolling. Core strength ensures power goes to the pedals instead of rocking my hips on the saddle and other waste.

    This has helped me get smaller, but the number on the scale is about the same, I hate to say. At least I'm pedaling around less useless mass.

    And, as my trainer says, "Ass moves mass", so build those glutes! :D
  19. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    Thanks, Dave. If it fits into your training schedule, consider coming up for the actual ride on May 5th. 9500' of climbing for the century and 12,500' for the super!

    http://www.gmwsupercentury.com/
  20. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    What sort of strength exercises have you been doing? :ear