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Old 07-31-2013, 12:29 AM
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You might be able to sell it cracked if you include an estimate of the repair cost.
I'll talk to my friend about it. I'm letting this be his deal, I'm willing to help out with it.
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Somewhat related, please take the time to read these rules:
http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/
+1, pretty amusing but also true for many of them especially rule 5

Although I break rule 7 most of time on my road bike, I prefer sleeveless
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I rode a hilly 85 miles in 4 hours+ last saturday and this was my intake:
2 clif bars
2 gels
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~100 oz of water
probably could have used an extra bar but i didn't bonk.

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David.

Get the FUCK out of your head. I can't stand to read this thread anymore. Get on your bike, and pedal. Drink regularly, a bottle an hour in heat, less if it's cooler and you're not sweating. Eat a good meal an hour or ideally two before riding. Take a banana with you in case you need energy while riding. End.

All this crap that your spouting is taking away from the joy of just pedaling, and enjoying the ride. Get out of your head, and just learn to listen to your body. It will tell you all you need to know. This 'knowledge' is just fluff. Especially for someone at your level of cycling. If you were a TdF racing Pro, then it might be different, but, that's not the case.

Please dude, ride your bike, have fun, and stop sweating all these BS details.

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Interestingly, I was riding with an UHC Pro Cycling athlete yesterday, who has undergone some pretty cool physiological testing with the team. They do V02Max tests, and then their quads are put under an ultrasound, to see whether they are eating away at their own glycogen stores or not.

This is obviously only applicable to high level athletes, working at 80% or above, but in order to continue performing at that level, without depleting muscle glycogen stores, they need to eat 80grams of carbs an hour. This equates to 2 bars, a gel, and a sports drink, EVERY HOUR. Insane! He also stated that Sky Pro Cycling eat more than that, and it's part of why they are so successful.

The amount of big data that 'controls' cycling today, is nothing short of astounding.
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Converting my younger son's shifters from grip shifts to triggers this weekend.
The grift shifts are even tough for me to turn. Always have been.

They are SRAM X.3s

Any tips?
I know I need to pick up new grips but I'll let him pick those out.
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It depends on the weather
Last saturday I rode 102 miles and took in
4 bottles of liquid, 2 water and 2 Cytomax/Gatorade
1 coke
2 packs of Honey stinger energy chews and a banana.

on Hot days the water consumption will go up and I will tend to throw in a cliff bar.
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Just bought a new frame to build up a cross bike.
I wasn't ready to do it yet but I got a smokin deal. $140 for the frame, Last years model is still going for around 450.

Soma Double Cross DC



Going to build it up for a commuter/bad weather bike.

This will make bike number 7.
I guess I am following rule #12
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Froome confirmed for the USA Pro Challenge

<dl class="meta"><dt>By: Stephen Farrand</dt><dt>Published: August 2, 16:30, </dt><dt>Updated: August 2, 16:30</dt><dt>Race: USA Pro Challenge</dt></dl>

There is time to enjoy the moment for Chris Froome (Sky)
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Pate, Porte, Dombrowski and Boswell named in Team Sky squad
Tour de France winner Chris Froome (Team Sky) will return to serious racing at the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado between 19-25 of August, Team Sky has confirmed.
Froome has been busy riding a series of post-Tour criteriums since pulling on the final yellow jersey in Paris. He is now enjoying a break at his base in Monte Carlo before heading across the Atlantic to ride in Colorado.
The 28 year-old Kenyan-born Briton leads a strong Team Sky squad that makes it debut in the US race.
Also in the line-up are American riders Ian Boswell, Joe Dombrowski and Danny Pate, plus Froome's Tour de France teammates Peter Kennaugh, Richie Porte and Kanstantsin Siutsou. British neo-pro Josh Edmondson completes the squad.
Froome and Team Sky will face some tough opposition from the likes of Garmin-Sharp, Cannondale, Radioshack, BMC, Argos-Shimano and Saxo-Tinkoff in the seven-day stage race, where altitude and the climbing usually decide he overall winner.
Team Sky revealed that Boswell and Dombrowski will hone their condition by riding the Vuelta a Burgos stage race in Spain between 7-11 August. Dario Cataldo, Christian Knees, Salvatore Puccio, Luke Rowe and Xabier Zandio will be joining the two for the trip to Spain, as will Vasil Kiryienka, who has not ridden competitively since finishing outside he time limit on ninth stage of the Tour de France.
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Have my next double century tomorrow. My new wheels were delivered today so I'm hoping I can get out of work and get them set up before I ride tomorrow.
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I just passed 6000 miles for the year

Since April 1st
2800 miles on my car
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Originally Posted by NSXNEXT View Post
Converting my younger son's shifters from grip shifts to triggers this weekend.
The grift shifts are even tough for me to turn. Always have been.

They are SRAM X.3s

Any tips?
I know I need to pick up new grips but I'll let him pick those out.
Thanks for all of the tips.
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Sorry dude, I don't have any tips. ^^

Look for vids online?
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Thanks for all of the tips.
I don't have any particular tips for trigger shifters.
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I think I put 4000 on my car since July 1
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Have my next double century tomorrow. My new wheels were delivered today so I'm hoping I can get out of work and get them set up before I ride tomorrow.
Good luck, make sure you eat and drink enough.
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Originally Posted by Beelzebub View Post
Good luck, make sure you eat and drink enough.
Thanks. This one was much more difficult than the last one. 16,000 feet of climbing. I was in much better shape than the one in May but it was tough. Benefit of doing it along the coast is the fog. Pleasant temperatures the whole day.

I consumed 18 bottles of water, 4 cokes, and a ridiculous amount of food. Moving time of 12 hours 13 min and overall time of 14 hours 21 min and I was done.
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wow man, awesome
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Way to go.
Still beats my longest ride.
14 hours overall time.... wow.
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Damn,congrats on finishing!
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Subinf, kudos to you. Awesome ride.
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Haven't been able to get on the bike since last Friday...and I took a break from all activity for the last 4 days because of work/busy/and I was getting burnt out.

Turned out to be a good thing. Hit another milestone today. Today my 28 mile route and ONLY stopped for a break once at my turn around point. It was a really great ride. I stayed with my HR zone for the first half, and felt really good so I said F it and just rode hard for the 2nd half.

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Originally Posted by Beelzebub View Post
I just passed 6000 miles for the year

Since April 1st
2800 miles on my car
4900 miles on my bikes.
You're way ahead of me. I'm so far behind for the year. Between work, being sick and the hot & humid weather here, I'm only up to 95 miles for the year

Off a few days this week & next week. Hoping to get in a few decent rides. Still working myself back into riding shape. I managed 865 miles last year (got back into riding in July last year), so I'm only 770 miles off pace.
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My goal is 10K
I don't think I can make it, but I am going to make an effort for it.

I can pretty much ride into the office through September, If I get my cross bike built then I might be able to push that through October, but after that it is going to be harder to get miles.
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My goal is 10K
I don't think I can make it, but I am going to make an effort for it.

I can pretty much ride into the office through September, If I get my cross bike built then I might be able to push that through October, but after that it is going to be harder to get miles.
Opposite here. It's just too hot to get in good rides right now. Heat index today is 108*
I'm looking forward to September & the fall so I can get in better rides before it gets too cold.
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^ same here.

Summer is the season i get fat for lack of exercise. It's just too hot. I used to run and ride when it was 105+ but it just takes too much out of me now.

I guess I should apply more rule #5...
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^ same here.

Summer is the season i get fat for lack of exercise. It's just too hot. I used to run and ride when it was 105+ but it just takes too much out of me now.

I guess I should apply more rule #5...
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I understood it the first time!

....the first time!




The problem 'round here is the humidity.
Usually, if I can get out early enough, it's pretty damn nice. Just need to make sure I drink enough.
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Does anyone have issues with their shoulders on long rides?

I try to keep my arms as relaxed as I can...but after longer jaunts my shoulders just kill right inside of the front delt especially on my right arm.

It goes away a little bit after I stop. But damn it just starts to bother.
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Thanks everyone. Majority of climbing was in the first 80 miles so it made for a tiring rest of the day. Having the ride well supported made a huge difference.

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Does anyone have issues with their shoulders on long rides?

I try to keep my arms as relaxed as I can...but after longer jaunts my shoulders just kill right inside of the front delt especially on my right arm.

It goes away a little bit after I stop. But damn it just starts to bother.
Anything weird with your fit that would put some strain? You will have some arm/shoulder/wrist soreness until those parts get use to being on the bike.
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Anything weird with your fit that would put some strain? You will have some arm/shoulder/wrist soreness until those parts get use to being on the bike.
No...the ride is pretty comfortable. The only thing I can think of is I have broad shoulders for my size. So, maybe wider handlebars?

But I'm not dropping anymore money on this bike for awhile.
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It could be that the handlebars are not wide enough or are too wide.
when you are on the bike are your arms parallel or coming together?
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It could be that the handlebars are not wide enough or are too wide.
when you are on the bike are your arms parallel or coming together?
Coming together...not a lot, but not perfectly parallel.
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Does anyone have issues with their shoulders on long rides?

I try to keep my arms as relaxed as I can...but after longer jaunts my shoulders just kill right inside of the front delt especially on my right arm.

It goes away a little bit after I stop. But damn it just starts to bother.
I occasionally have to remind myself to relax my shoulders, I tend to almost shrug while I ride.
Only issue I have right now is my triceps are worn out after a ride, but I attribute that to lack of riding this year.
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Might not be what ails you, but aching in the general area of my delts / triceps are one of my signs that I'm not hydrating enough.
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Might not be what ails you, but aching in the general area of my delts / triceps are one of my signs that I'm not hydrating enough.
Possible. I drink a lot while riding, and constantly refill my bottle at water fountains.

My legs are what typically let me know I need to hydrate more. This pain feels more like positioning or tensing.

Its manageable. Its just at the 28 mile mark, I'm ready to say enough...and I want to be able to eventually say "I want MORE"
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