Bicycle thread

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

  1. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Anyone seen/heard/ridden the new Enduro 29er? I'm intrigued... All mtn suspension (6"), 29" wheels, XL frame. I'm a big bastard... and though I'm used to riding small bikes, I've always wondered what a properly-fitting bike would feel like. Chainstays are super short which I like, low BB, had great luck with the same fox suspension on my Reign... I'm guessing the rear shock spec'ed is fancy pants Specialized talk for an RP23? Questions would be if A. The wheels are strong enough for me and B. If a triple crown fork could be used for some moderate lift served DH.

    BTW - given up on the cross/road bikes.

    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/mountain/endurofsr/enduro-comp-29#specs
  2. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    You're wasting your breath....he doesn't want to race, just brag about times.
  3. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Wasn't that your little todger flapping in the breeze yesterday? :evil
  4. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Thanks guys. I get it now, but still won't be buying one :deal

    Mainly because I do not race, just ride for fun and exercise. Also because of cost.
  5. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Rescued my first turtle today. :thumb

    2/3rds of the way thru the 2hr loop with 3 x 5 @ 10sec CP Jumps in there. Ugh are my legs tired.

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  6. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Nope. Never posted anything to Strava. Feel free to keep on digging.
  7. Rajin Cajun

    Rajin Cajun Been here awhile

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    Well I competed in my first ever TT this past Tuesday evening. I came in last out of 26 riders but, it was only my 3rd time out on the new whip and I was riding with some real animals! They were really great and I had an absolute blast! I have ridden the same route over the last few days trying to better my time but the winds have not been my friend. I have to say that the bug has definitely bitten me! :clap
  8. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    What I did last Sunday. Epic, but nothing compared to the 107/12K day coming this Saturday.

    <iframe height='405' width='590' frameborder='0' allowtransparency='true' scrolling='no' src='http://app.strava.com/activities/52615069/embed/0a761a72fdb84409d0872b5a58c56dd50703c201'></iframe>
  9. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    I'm an endurance rider and it helps me manage effort over long distances so I can get home. If I keep my HR out of zone 5, I can ride with far less fatigue.

    YMMV, but if you're maxing your HR, you're wasting your time out there.
  10. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer

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    When I did the century, a couple weeks ago, right away in the morning, I could tell we had a tail wind helping us. My riding partner and I got passed quite a bit, but I was doing my best to hold back. I didn't want it to feel at all like I was working. I'm sure I conserved energy, but I blew it later on the hills. My legs felt really good and I passed long lines of riders on big hills, but later in the day I couldn't even get my heart rate to come up much. Was that because my legs were dead or my heart? :ear I figured it was because my legs were wasted...
  11. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Dunno - it's been my experience that my HR won't plateau until the ~ 80 mile point of the second day of riding after I've ridden at least 200 miles the day before. At that point, my HR won't go above 145.

    Having said that, I'd love to hear of others' experiences with their HR plateauing.

    I suspect you hit the hills too hard esp if you were passing others.
  12. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    I am DEFINITELY not you. :rofl I can gas out 15 miles in if I go too hard. A nice looooong warmup seems to keep that from happening, but I've had 40mi rides where I attacked a climb (a short 18%er near my house) just a couple miles in and wan't able to hit Z3 for the rest of the ride. Legs/lungs were done and I limped the rest of the ride.
  13. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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    :thumb I was out bicycling on a few those roads last Sunday, on my single-speed, but somehow missing the GPC crowd. We saw the spray-painted directional arrows on the roads, and kept wondering when the peloton would overtake us!
  14. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    play on that cc commercial
    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8E2I8oUXYeI?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Somehow, I don't think the wimmens would see the logic the same way. :augie

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  15. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    :nod

    For my age (31) I try to keep my HR around 155. I try not to let it jump up to max unless I am really pushing up a hill or something. For the most part, my rides end up being between 35 minutes to a little over an hour depending on which trail I ride, with an average HR of about 160. I wish it were a little lower, but that will come with more riding (I hope).

    I'll not go into a discussion on HR Zones and aerobic vs anaerobic workouts. There are plenty of books and websites that are much more succinct at the description than I.
  16. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    It is, as it turns out, a truth telling machine.

    I don't like the truth sometimes.:lol3
  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    My riding buddy is consistently 20bpm higher than I am. I'll be riding along in zone 2 at 112bpm and he's in the 130s.

    I've been hitting a brick wall of lactic acid at ~150bpm these days.
    Having said that, I can stick it at 140-145ish bpm and hold it there for 20min.

    Highest I've EVER seen has been 181. That was more'n a few years ago. :nod

    The point? HR is individual. What's going all-out for me HR-wise is barely ticking over for some other folks.

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  18. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I have no doubt that I'm putting out fewer watts than some of the guys I'm riding with. :nod ...but that's not always a bad thing!

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  19. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    How old(ish) are you?
  20. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    Which is why you need a watt meter....:wink: