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Old 08-03-2009, 10:42 PM
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Has anyone else heard of the "air bubble" inserts that are on some Specialized components? Looks quite interesting, is it all marketing? I would imagine the combined effect of having them on your seat stays, seat post and fork would have a noticeable effect.

http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/tech....ialized_tarmac



Mine has those (front fork and seat). As for if they make a difference?? Cant say as i havent had any thing different on this bike. It does ride nice though.

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had a massive crash going 44kph 105km into a 108km race this weekend. bike flew 15' in the air, i flew about 8' before landing on my back and tumbling. got hit by 3 riders in the pack, one ran into my head. ugh. very disappointing as I was in the lead pack and feeling VERY strong

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Originally Posted by astro View Post
had a massive crash going 44kph 105km into a 108km race this weekend. bike flew 15' in the air, i flew about 8' before landing on my back and tumbling. got hit by 3 riders in the pack, one ran into my head. ugh. very disappointing as I was in the lead pack and feeling VERY strong

Can't see the pic (filters at work)...but, damn...hope you weren't hurt too badly!
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:43 PM
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I saw the results and was wondering about the DNF. Hope you're ok.
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Ouch Astro. How'd it happen?
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+1 to Ouch. Hope you didn't get banged up to badly Astro. Heal up fast.
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Holy crap that wheel got messed up. Hope you're okay dude.... sounds like it hurt
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Damn. Glad you are OK. Well, OK enough to post about it at least.
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That sucks Astro.

Quick recovery dude (assuming you got hurt to some extent).
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Speedy recovery!


Which race were you in?
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Originally Posted by astro View Post
had a massive crash going 44kph 105km into a 108km race this weekend. bike flew 15' in the air, i flew about 8' before landing on my back and tumbling. got hit by 3 riders in the pack, one ran into my head. ugh. very disappointing as I was in the lead pack and feeling VERY strong
Damn...didn't you just mess up a wheel a couple weeks ago?
Hope you get better soon
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:20 AM
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thanks everyone.

all things considered, I'm in amazing condition. No skin on my ass, but otherwise, not so bad.

I did a 2 hour, 65km ride yesterday evening even
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:23 AM
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you are a trooper... if I had a Campy wheel and that happened to it I'd cry, not feel like riding at all and stay at home and eat Rocky Road.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:06 PM
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Ouch.

I have destroyed a few wheels in my time. Glad you are OK, though.
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damn pretty bad ass. sorry on not finishing the race
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someone try this stat!

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0806141520.htm

Drinking beetroot juice boosts your stamina and could help you exercise for up to 16% longer. A University of Exeter led-study shows for the first time how the nitrate contained in beetroot juice leads to a reduction in oxygen uptake, making exercise less tiring.
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someone try this stat!

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0806141520.htm

Drinking beetroot juice boosts your stamina and could help you exercise for up to 16% longer. A University of Exeter led-study shows for the first time how the nitrate contained in beetroot juice leads to a reduction in oxygen uptake, making exercise less tiring.
Eewwww, I ain't drinking this guy's "juice"

https://acurazine.com/forums/members/beetroot-22529/
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WHere can i get some? I'll try for the next race.
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My Haro M6 flatland bmx. Swapped out the handle bars/forks/head etc for some 0 offset ones. I'm not very good at all though.

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go squeeze a boomslang harness
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Originally Posted by Mike View Post
someone try this stat!

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0806141520.htm

Drinking beetroot juice boosts your stamina and could help you exercise for up to 16% longer. A University of Exeter led-study shows for the first time how the nitrate contained in beetroot juice leads to a reduction in oxygen uptake, making exercise less tiring.
sounds interesting. i wonder how much of it you should drink and how often and when...
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:27 PM
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^ sez so in the article.500ml for 6 days
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^ sez so in the article.500ml for 6 days
thats how much they tested it with, though. maybe drinking more would be better, but then it could also detrimental.

im wondering when it would be beneficial to drink it, like an hour before a race/workout, or earlier in the morning. also if it would be beneficial to drink it everyday i work out...
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Ok fellow Acurazine roadies. I am doing the Livestrong Philly Century in two weeks. This will be the second century that I will do. First one was about five years ago when I was in college and riding almost everyday. I can't say that I have been "training" specifically for the century but I have completed a triathlon, run mutliple 5ks and have did three 35 mi rides so far, so I think I will be ok. Going to try to get a couple more 30-50 mile rides in before the century. You more experienced guys that ride a century every weekend, any good pointers tips you can give me? Looking to finish under 6 1/2 hours. Course map is here:

http://www.livestrongchallenge.org/s...Course_Map.htm
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:01 PM
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Finally took a pic, Diamonback Coil EX
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Finally got a pic of the bike
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Looks good! I've got those same cages on my Tricross. What's the doohickey that appears to be sitting on the chainstay?

NVM -- that's the pickup for the computer, isn't it.
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^correct
Both speed and cadence
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Sweet cmschmie!!!!!!







Now that I am riding more my stupid weak back (injury from years back) is starting to give me problems. I'm going to have to do exercises or something to get it into better condition cause I am suffering now.
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new PB in the club TT tonight, broke 21mins
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Can-Am Century Sunday, can't wait! We start in Buffalo, cross the Peace Bridge into Ft. Erie, up the Niagara River to Queenston, cross back over into U.S., loop in Niagara County then down south again to Buffalo. Me and about 300 riders.
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^^That sounds like fun.
I'm hoping to work up to my first century early next year.
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That sounds like a great ride Scott, keep us posted how it goes!
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Riding the bike in a relay triathlon this weekend in Pleasant Prairie WI. Basically a 40k individual TT for me. I'm not expecting much because I haven't been riding much due to my vacation and getting work done ahead of it, but I'll take the Power-Tap wheel and see what I'm doing.
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It's all about performance.

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Some photos I took of a ride my friend Kevin and I did on Wednesday.

Started out with a 3.9 mile climb leaving Tumalo Falls on the North Fork trail.

Tumalo Falls





There a 11 waterfalls total on the North Fork trail. Makes for great scenery as you grind out the climb.








Once we reached the top of the North Fork trail we climbed a couple miles up the Metolius/Windigo trail only to turn around and enjoy a little bomber downhill. We then took the Farewell trail back down to the Falls, another really fun descent w/ some gnarly switchbacks at the end.

Stopped for a moment to enjoy the view from the top of Fairwell.



All of this is ~ 20 minutes from my house.
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It's all about performance.

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