Bicycle Thread Deux

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by a.tramp, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
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    #1 a.tramp, Apr 8, 2015
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  2. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
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    just got my bike back after 2 long weeks of waiting for a tune-up. new chain, derailer cable, bar tape & some adjustments. can't wait to hit it tomorrow night if the thunderstorms hold off.
     
  3. BP

    BP Bout to Regulate.
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    You just wanted a reason to repost your sweet bike and rub it in
     
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  4. a.tramp

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    maybe you are right, also maybe i should have spent less on the bike and more on baseoards! also, were you a different username in other thread?
     
  5. nofatchildren

    nofatchildren Bull Moose Till I Die
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    Might as well post my new bike again to help get this thread back up off the ground.

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  6. BP

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    I hate you both equally
     
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  7. timo

    timo Vuela, vuela, vuela vuela sin parar
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    #7 timo, Apr 10, 2015
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  8. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck I'm a Boss

    Went on a company ride last weekend. I didn't make any friends since I didn't know or use any hand signals, pedaled backwards occasionally, and rode with out hands for random intervals.

    Really reinforced the notion that cyclists are assholes.
     
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  9. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck I'm a Boss

    This was also my first group ride so I had no idea anything I was doing was frowned upon.
     
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  10. 47 straight

    47 straight In Russ We Trust
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    I only shred on trails. Not a fan of road biking. That's all I can offer in here. Thanks.
     
  11. timo

    timo Vuela, vuela, vuela vuela sin parar
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  12. cyclist

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    I once had a really sweet ride....
     
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  13. Lifeiskilingme79

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    Just bought some bibs and a new jersey. Ready to get out and ride this week.
     
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  14. a.tramp

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    glad to have my bike back in working order. my legs responded well to the rest.

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  15. Duck Smoker

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    Asshole can't fix it, but offered $1,000 for it. Confused. Ghost in the shifter somewhere. Not my actual bike, internet photo. Bike is so heavy going up, perfectly heavy coming down.

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  16. a.tramp

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  17. timo

    timo Vuela, vuela, vuela vuela sin parar
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    I need to start riding with a helmet cam I think. I used to, but it was a major pain in the ass to clear all the data every time and charge the batteries. I need something small and inconspicuous.

    Had some raging lunatic threaten to kill me today.
     
  18. nofatchildren

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    That calorie number seems insane. Strava told me I burned like 650 calories on a 21 mile ride earlier today. I have no idea how accurate either of those measures are, but I lol'd at the discrepancy.
     
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  19. timo

    timo Vuela, vuela, vuela vuela sin parar
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    Likewise. 900 calories on a 29 mile ride today on strava. Granted, was riding with my gf so my average speed was low, and not much climbing... but I don't put much stock in those numbers strava, garmin, map my ride, etc. spit out. Actual number was probably lower than that... perhaps much lower than that.
     
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  20. a.tramp

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    idk, i am 38 years old, 5'10" and 206lbs. i don't know if that has anything to do with it. i know the calorie thing seems weird but it matched up closely with what my watch told me before my hrm broke. I do know that as my weight has gone down, my calories burned has as well.
     
  21. a.tramp

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    http://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/cbc

    ran some random numbers on here with the common being 85 minutes and it appears that pace and weight have way more impact than age.

    the pace only goes up to 14-16 but there is a 350 calorie difference in between 12-14 & 14-16. I assume the difference is similar going from 14-16 to 18+.

    14-16 pace there is only a 100-150 calories difference in age 38 & 25.

    14-16 pace, there is a 350 calorie difference in 206lbs & 175lbs.

    tl;dr cliffs, being overweight and keeping up a killer pace = tons of calories burned.
     
  22. nofatchildren

    nofatchildren Bull Moose Till I Die
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    Yeah, I mean who knows really. This is actually my first time using Strava. I never really cared before, but they've teamed up with Competitive Cyclist now, and you get $1 store credit at CC for every hour you ride, up to $40 a month. So I figured I might as well sign up for free money. You guys all should too.
     
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  23. colonelrascals

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    i just bought something like this.

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  24. Lifeiskilingme79

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    That horrible feeling when you're halfway through a ride and you realize strava hasn't been recording :feelsbadman:
     
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  25. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

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    I missed this thread on the old board somehow. Below is my ride.
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  26. a.tramp

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    only one thing to do, go back and start over
     
  27. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

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    I got lazy and just bought a Garmin cyclecomputer instead. I kept forgetting to turn it on.
     
  28. Lifeiskilingme79

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    I got out for a ride today after doing ~15 miles yesterday. Right off of the bat, my quads were burning like hell. I got 5 miles out and didn't have any power in my legs so I bitched out and came back. I guess I got ahead of myself thinking I could do back to back days :feelsbadman:

    Here's a pic of my mountain bike that I'm using. Can't wait to get an actual road bike.

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  29. a.tramp

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    finally got my average pace over 19! now have my eye on 20+, hopefully by the end of the month

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    also to follow up on last nights conversation, put my latest weight in (-4lbs from previous) and the calories I burned tonight went down despite going a longer distance at 1.1mph faster.
     
  30. The Milkman

    The Milkman Send lawyers, guns and money, shit has hit the fan

    I'm gearing up for a century ride in May for the American Diabetes assoc. Most I've ever done is 65 so I have a little bit of work to do. I average 18.5-19 mph currently. Any advice from the seasoned guys?
     
  31. a.tramp

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    maybe goheels10 timo96 or Coastal can help you with this. my only century was years ago and i didn't train as much as i needed to for it.

    i would venture to say work on getting speed up a couple rides a week on 20-30 milers and then do a longer ride on the weekend (starting at 40ish and build up to about 65-70 miles. keep on trying to improve and then do your century at 80% pace.
     
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  32. timo

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    If you can do 65 miles at 19 mph pace, you can do a century at 16 mph. Probably fairly easily, unless your normal ride doesn't involve much climbing and the century you intend to do has a bunch of climbing. Anyway, I haven't done one in a couple of years (various injuries, excuses). It's easier with friends / other riders, of course.
     
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  33. timo

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  34. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
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    This park was much hillier and my legs were much more tired than i thought.

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  35. goheels10

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    since your century is ~1 month away, the only thing that will help you between now and then is time in the saddle. just go out the next couple weekends and do 6+ hour rides. Don't worry about your mph. Just try to get in the miles, and more importantly, the hours. That 35 extra miles you're not used to will kill your taint.

    a few other tips:
    * unless you are in great shape, don't try to do it alone. try to latch on to a group that is at a similar level to you. working together will save you a ton of energy and will help take your mind off things.
    * timo's tip about climbing during your routine and on the route is a valid one. pay attention to the route profile.

    basic tips:
    * watch the weather. don't know where you live, but where I live, the weather in May can be crazy. I have to be prepared for anything on my long rides.
    * protect your undercarriage.
     
    #35 goheels10, Apr 15, 2015
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  36. a.tramp

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    did my 4th ride since Friday last night, all right at 25 miles. Can't stop won't stop riding.
     
  37. a.tramp

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    big milestone for me yesterday. went on a ride with my buddy. he is 8 years my junior and was on both collegiate cycling and cross-country teams. anyways, I have never been able to stay on his wheel when he was giving 100% effort.

    so, after 20 miles, I led the ride the whole way on about 80% effort and he had thrown up twice. he went home and I went another 14 miles.

    hopefully he will ride with me again and I didn't scare him away.
     
  38. a.tramp

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    still chasing that 20mph average. today I will blame wind for falling short although I gave it hell. hopefully by May 1.
     
  39. goheels10

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    Over what distance?
     
  40. a.tramp

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    25-30mi solo rides

    edit: for now, but I would like to eventually carry that over to longer distances
     
  41. a.tramp

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    goheels10 what is a good pace for a weekend warrior over 25 & 56 miles?
     
  42. goheels10

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    this is far from definitive and is just my opinion...

    16 - 17 = good
    18 - 19 = very good
    20 - 21 = great
    22 - 23 = elite
    24 + go pro

    * these estimates are for solo rides
     
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  43. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck I'm a Boss

    Benched 225lbs for three reps at the gym before an unexpected invite to ride. 30 miles at 16 mph and I was whipped halfway through. Getting fucking old man
     
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  44. a.tramp

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    went for 52 miles today. never had gone the route before so I let the other guy pace. finished around a 16mph pace which wasn't too bad considering we did not draft (he was on a TT and in triathlon training) and the wind was quite gusty. definitely had some gas left in the tank but a great ride and a new-found riding partner.
     
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  45. timo

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  46. timo

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  47. goheels10

    goheels10 Well-Known Member
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    want that blue cinelli so bad.
     
  48. Lifeiskilingme79

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  49. a.tramp

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    i am not familiar with Dawes frames but with those components and a carbon fork it seems like a hard deal to pass up.
     
  50. BP

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