Bicycle Thread Deux

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

  1. colonelrascals

    colonelrascals Mayonnaise-colored Benz, I push miracle whips
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    1. https://enve.com/products/new-ses-3-4/

    2. https://www.campagnolo.com/US/en/Wheels/wheel_bora_one_35

    3. https://shop.mavic.com/en-us/cosmic-pro-carbon-sl-t-rr0910.html#1028=3283
     
  2. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
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    I have decided on the Roval CLX50 wheels. If they are good enough for the new S-Works Tarmac, they are good enough for me.

    roval-clx-50-wheels4.jpg
     
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  3. colonelrascals

    colonelrascals Mayonnaise-colored Benz, I push miracle whips
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    did you go with tubs or is that just the photo
     
  4. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
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    The clinchers are tubeless ready and I think I am going to try tubeless. I just pulled a stock photo.
     
  5. timo

    timo Vuela, vuela, vuela vuela sin parar
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    My data was somehow screwed up on strava, and didn't count my 12/24 ride (a 63 miler) towards my Festive 500 total.

    I was upset about it enough to write off to strava support (it's getting cold here, and 63 miles isn't something I want to make up in 19 degree weather). Unbelievably, a real life person corrected it within a minute of contacting them, and followed up with an email to me. Kudos (:awesomeface:) to Strava.

    I'm fat and slow, but pleasantly surprising myself with the miles I've been able to put in at the close of this year.
     
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  6. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
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    You should join us on Strava imo. You would easily be the leader this week and give the rest of us motivation to get out and ride.
     
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  7. Lifeiskilingme79

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    It's -10 here. There's no motivation.
     
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  8. a.tramp

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    Indoor trainer brah.
     
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  9. colonelrascals

    colonelrascals Mayonnaise-colored Benz, I push miracle whips
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    I bailed on the festive 500 this year. its 30 and raining here.
     
  10. a.tramp

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    Took my bike to KC to ride but there was snow on the 24th & 26th. Also, it was -1 yesterday when I woke up.
     
  11. Lifeiskilingme79

    Lifeiskilingme79 Well-Known Member
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    $$$
     
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  12. Lifeiskilingme79

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    Spent the morning researching trainers because of your comment.

    Holy hell they are way more pricey than I thought and that was after I made this comment:

     
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  13. Daniel Ocean

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    Got my Peloton. Will be back ITT but mostly rides on that. Next couple of months won’t have a lot of time to dedicate to working out.
     
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  14. Doc Louis

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    There's a strava group? Started using it and mostly follow a few college friends so far
     
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  15. Daniel Ocean

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    a.tramp or anyone else what’s a good cadence to try to have and maintain?
     
  16. Daniel Ocean

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    It’s “TMB” running one is “run lyfe”
     
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  17. Lifeiskilingme79

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    Club name is TMB. Request access.
     
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  18. a.tramp

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    I put many a mile on a standard trainer that you can get for under $200, pretty sure some can be found for under $100. But yeah, smart trainers are super expensive. To me it beats sitting on my bum during bad weather though.
     
  19. a.tramp

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    Depends really. I rarely go below 80 and maintain around a 95 average while pedaling. It is not abnormal for me to be pedaling between 110-120 for decent periods of time.

    If you are bouncing around you are pedaling too fast. If you are below 80 your body could probably ride a bike more efficiently if you trained it.
     
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  20. a.tramp

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    Oh, and we have a new Strava member, who dat?
     
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  21. Lifeiskilingme79

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  22. colonelrascals

    colonelrascals Mayonnaise-colored Benz, I push miracle whips
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    95-100 is my usual ride cadence. 110-120 when racing.
     
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  23. Daniel Ocean

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    Added my Peloton account to my Strava account
     
  24. cutig

    cutig My name is Rod, and I like to party
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    Any suggestions for a cheap one? I looked but have no idea what to look for. Need something to ride this winter
     
  25. a.tramp

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    https://www.cycleops.com/catalog/trainers-rollers

    This link will give you a rundown of all the models available from Cycleops. It looks like Mag+ might be the current steal of a deal. I believe that is the least expensive trainer that can accomodate apps such as Zwift. You will not get the full experince I believe as there is only 5 resistance settings but you can still use all your gears within each resistance setting.

    All of these styles of trainers have been around and have prooven to be useful, some just take more mental toughness to ride than others. TVs are your friend with indoor training.
     
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  26. a.tramp

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    All right gents, new year and new goals start tomorrow.

    1. 6500 miles
    2. 4 mountain passes
    3. 10,000'+ elevation gain day in the saddle
    4. Sub 4:15:00 century ride (100 mile, not metric)

    Long shot: Triple bypass ride in Colorado
     
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  27. Daniel Ocean

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    3000 miles at least combination of cycling and running. But, I joined the 5000 mile cycling challenge so we will see.
     
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  28. Lifeiskilingme79

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    All right gents, new year and new goals start tomorrow.

    1. 300+ miles
    2. 0 mountain passes
    3. 10+ elevation gain day in the saddle
    4. Sub 4:15:00 20 ride (20 mile, not metric)

    Long shot: Triple bypass surgery
     
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  29. timo

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    This is good, but I'll be a little more general than that.
    1. ride more miles than 2017 (>4,548)
    2. do more hills
    3. don't let shit that happens ruin my ride
     
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  30. cutig

    cutig My name is Rod, and I like to party
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    Hopefully I won’t be moving again this summer so I won’t have an excuse to slack off. Planning to get an indoor trainer to get back into shape again for the spring, hooked on riding but after the summer I didn’t get back into it before it got cold.

    My goals are to:
    Work back up to 20/mi per day rides by March
    4800mi for the year
    Get a road bike and push my longest rides to 60mi and ride my towns 60mi race in August
     
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  31. Lifeiskilingme79

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    Just watched my Strava year in review video

    "Well, that was depressing"
     
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  32. MA

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    Really like Rouvy. Just couldn't get into the computer generated stuff plus the 10,000 riders around me on Zwift. I think the solo, doing random rides all over the world and getting to see that scenery is more my thing. Have done bumfuck Portugal and just did one around Red Rocks.

    Also climbing is hard as fuck. My gosh.
     
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  33. a.tramp

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    Climbing is the ripe tits and by far my favorite thing to do on a bike. I shall look into Rouvy.
     
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  34. a.tramp

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    Yep, signing up this weekend. Sooooooo many climbs to be done!
     
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  35. Daniel Ocean

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    I like my Peloton. I feel like I get more done in 45 min on it than I done on my 2 hour beach rides.
     
  36. colonelrascals

    colonelrascals Mayonnaise-colored Benz, I push miracle whips
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    a.tramp I dislocated my finger climbing a couple weeks ago and its been hard to hold handle bars (road vibration really).

    once I'm back from cayman its on.
     
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  37. a.tramp

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    I felt sorry for you then you said cayman, suck eggs
     
  38. colonelrascals

    colonelrascals Mayonnaise-colored Benz, I push miracle whips
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    :smug:
     
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  39. colonelrascals

    colonelrascals Mayonnaise-colored Benz, I push miracle whips
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    I'll be logging beach runs all next week.
     
  40. Lifeiskilingme79

    Lifeiskilingme79 Well-Known Member
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    Take it to the beach running thread
     
  41. a.tramp

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    THIS APP FUCKING ROCKS!! My first ride this morning, Stelvio. 5,000’+ elevation in 14 miles. This app will be the death of me and I can’t wait.
     
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  42. MA

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    We're using very, very different routes on that app. Mercy.
     
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  43. a.tramp

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    I'm what you call a bit of a psycho on da bike
     
  44. MA

    MA Surprisingly normal looking
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    Have you peeped those elevation gain per mile stats for the club this week? :smug:
     
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  45. a.tramp

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    Is this a challenge? I can’t help but feel that I have been challenged.
     
  46. cutig

    cutig My name is Rod, and I like to party
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    Better get riding
     
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  47. a.tramp

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    Tomorrow is Saturday, riding will be done for sure.
     
  48. Daniel Ocean

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    God Damnit man give it a rest.
     
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  49. a.tramp

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    I will be riding on a minimum of 24 hours rest. I hope this is enough to satisfy the h8rz.
     
  50. a.tramp

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