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Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By Jakedatc

Sat: did my second year of D2R2 gravel...

Sat: did my second year of D2R2 gravel randoneer. did the 115km route that ends up being 77mi and 8200' climbing. Started off cool in the morning with a bit of mist but it never rained and kept...
08-15-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By Jakedatc

I use Candy's which are only a step up from those...

I use Candy's which are only a step up from those in terms of platform. Can't see too many downsides for gravel since you are clipped in most of the time.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By Jakedatc

Sat: First ride on my new 25mm gatorskins i...

Sat: First ride on my new 25mm gatorskins i mounted to my Enve Tubs using Caden tape. Installation was super easy and let them set up for the required 24hr. Shop ride went 42mi on one of our...
08-10-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By Jakedatc

Yea, I was thinking for a road set so you could...

Yea, I was thinking for a road set so you could use it for N+1 where you wouldn't need it to be super strong. always good to have a second set. GF has a Ridley and really likes it so have fun with...
08-05-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By Jakedatc

I would keep the better of those wheels for road...

I would keep the better of those wheels for road riding or spare set with other kind of tread on them. I keep one set for my aggressive cx tires and the other with filetreads for gravel.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By Jakedatc

Sat: 45mi with a few friends. first real ride on...

Sat: 45mi with a few friends. first real ride on my new (to me) carbon tubulars. did a test ride thursday and decided the pressure was too high and dropped it a bit for this one and felt good. still...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18,747
Views: 3,737,008
Posted By Jakedatc

Replaced my PowerTap wheel with a Stages...

Replaced my PowerTap wheel with a Stages crankarm. I am smart enough to not ask for my light wheels back that I gave to the GF so I found a set of Enve 25 classic carbon tubs on the cheaper side and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18,747
Views: 3,737,008
Posted By Jakedatc

Upgrading my old Powertap rear wheel to a Stages...

Upgrading my old Powertap rear wheel to a Stages crank arm. single side only since i'm ok being within a few watts. Now I can use my lighter rear wheel. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,171
Posted By Jakedatc

apparently because the non high mod frame still...

apparently because the non high mod frame still beats the UCI limit and they need to add weight the pro teams just use that with rim brakes for mtn stages and have a more comfortable frame than...
06-11-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 155,169
Posted By Jakedatc

Nope, was probably in the top few people getting...

Nope, was probably in the top few people getting back from the 60 (4.5hr) and there wasn't anything. apparently we'll get a discount on next year. i've done the last 3 years now and this was the...
06-11-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 155,169
Posted By Jakedatc

Tour de Heifers? I was there doing the 60mi. ...

Tour de Heifers? I was there doing the 60mi. 7700' (actually coasted 1mi down and road 1mi back to get metric at the end)
...
05-21-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 155,169
Posted By Jakedatc

Didn't do much stopping but here's the aftermath...

Didn't do much stopping but here's the aftermath of the first section of mud single track from Farmers Daughter. techy deep mud on file treads was a game of concentration, power and knowing when to...
05-20-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 87,233
Posted By Jakedatc

Giro Cylinder shoes from gravel and CX.. my mtn...

Giro Cylinder shoes from gravel and CX.. my mtn bike shoes don't have any ventilation and get too hot in the summer ...
05-20-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,704
Posted By Jakedatc

Just ordered a pair of the Giro Cylinder from...

Just ordered a pair of the Giro Cylinder from Wiggle on sale plus 20% off being my first order.
05-15-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,596
Posted By Jakedatc

Def been on CX courses with some steep descents...

Def been on CX courses with some steep descents that i'd like to have it. But i run the same bike for cx and gravel so i'll keep my 2x for the gearing.
05-14-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,596
Posted By Jakedatc

Yea your did a good job too. You just need to...

Yea your did a good job too. You just need to pimp a sponsor beforehand too.. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By Jakedatc

Certain levers have adjustments that will bring...

Certain levers have adjustments that will bring the levers in closer.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By Jakedatc

I would have skipped the outside of the forks and...

I would have skipped the outside of the forks and top tube.. not really an impact area.. inside of the forks sure. plus you didn't cover the whole thing so it looks odd.
05-10-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,596
Posted By Jakedatc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngvd0F8JxnE ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngvd0F8JxnE some pretty good instructions for it. looks reversible too which is nice
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,445
Posted By Jakedatc

Also i learned this week with my own pedals. If...

Also i learned this week with my own pedals. If you cleat is too far back and gets into the curve of the shoe, the cleat will curve to match and cause them to be harder to clip in and float less...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By Jakedatc

Sat: went out to W. CT near my friend's house...

Sat: went out to W. CT near my friend's house and did one of his rides. 63mi 4600' climbing. Getting ready for my first gravel event of the year and this was similar except 99.5% on road and...
04-21-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,585
Posted By Jakedatc

G forms are about as light as you can get and...

G forms are about as light as you can get and would probably do the trick.

https://www.amazon.com/G-Form-Pro-X-Elbow-Pad-Pair/dp/B075WVHYWM

Or one of these football arm guards if it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18,747
Views: 3,737,008
Posted By Jakedatc

Get the Utility App ready so you can turn the...

Get the Utility App ready so you can turn the "road feel" grocery cart over tile feature right the heck off lol then enjoy!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18,747
Views: 3,737,008
Posted By Jakedatc

Nice you got it

Nice you got it
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18,747
Views: 3,737,008
Posted By Jakedatc

New Romin for my road bike. have wanted one for...

New Romin for my road bike. have wanted one for a while and finally found a good deal. will be here monday so i'll have all week to dial it in before any longer rides. Also some new short finger...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By Jakedatc

Just sitting is going to lose some charge. I'd...

Just sitting is going to lose some charge. I'd say getting as much as you did is pretty good. Charge it up and good to go
03-24-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By Jakedatc

Not in the LAS model but they have others that...

Not in the LAS model but they have others that are wider for more of a gravel tire. LAS is the Cyclocross file tread race tire originally built for the Cross Vegas race so it's limited to the UCI...
03-21-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By Jakedatc

Enjoy! I really like mine. They were built for...

Enjoy! I really like mine. They were built for the Cross Vegas course on dry hard pack dirt/short grass. they are great on gravel and dirt roads too. not horrible on pavement if you put them at like...
03-17-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,356
Posted By Jakedatc

Dates are about the same calories as a gel.. just...

Dates are about the same calories as a gel.. just take the pits out first ;) I like Clif Bloks when it is warm, waffles are good ( can get a stack of them at Aldi for cheap).

Also I like to...
03-17-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By Jakedatc

Most tubeless filetread in like 32-35 range would...

Most tubeless filetread in like 32-35 range would be good. tubeless is the way to go if you're worried about flats.

I do dry CX races and Gravel rides on 35mm Rocket Ralphs with no issues. also...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By Jakedatc

Sat: was mid 40's and sunny with not too much...

Sat: was mid 40's and sunny with not too much wind so a friend and I got out for 50mi. 2500' climbing that kinda snuck up on us. Have had a cold but felt better than expected and we rode really...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18,747
Views: 3,737,008
Posted By Jakedatc

It was a site wide sale thing at Trisports.. it...

It was a site wide sale thing at Trisports.. it was only yesterday though. My friend in Berlin is going to be selling his fairly soon if you PM your email i can pass it on. i think it is 1 year old
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 18,747
Views: 3,737,008
Posted By Jakedatc

Another month or two of indoor riding left. ...

Another month or two of indoor riding left. Found a good coupon and finally upgraded to a direct drive trainer. Tacx Neo 2. Like DC Rainmaker says.. it looks like a Tie fighter lol can't wait to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 18,747
Views: 3,737,008
Posted By Jakedatc

I got a set of those this year too.....

I got a set of those this year too.. Unfortunately they rub in the back but fine in front. i'll run my normal 35 files in the back and have the extra cushion up front.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By Jakedatc

Fri; TGIF ride on Zwift. good times as always...

Fri; TGIF ride on Zwift. good times as always chattin with the guys.

Sat: 10mi mountain bike ride before the snow came. did really well in some rocky stuff that i usually have issues with. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Jakedatc

Did Tour de Zwift 1-4 this week. Sat: I...

Did Tour de Zwift 1-4 this week.

Sat: I am damn close to getting the Tron bike so I decided to do Alpe du Zwift twice today to get even closer. 37mi 7000'. Luckily when you head downhill...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By Jakedatc

Sat: 49mi 4000' Organized a good group of...

Sat: 49mi 4000' Organized a good group of friends and teammates that turned out to be bigger than expected.. started with 2-3 and ended up with 6 of us. It was in the 40s but real windy in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Jakedatc

Ass Saver. doesn't help people behind you but...

Ass Saver. doesn't help people behind you but good for yourself. goes between your saddle rails
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Jakedatc

Droppers you can leave at any point in the drop. ...

Droppers you can leave at any point in the drop. but they are also quite heavy for road bike unless you went in the $4-500 range which then are internally routed which wont work for the road bike....
12-21-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,307
Posted By Jakedatc

I did ride one. Felt sluggish as hell compared to...

I did ride one. Felt sluggish as hell compared to my Mares CX and the Super X i also rode. could be the shock, the 40+ tire.. i dunno it felt slow and heavy.. i dont really care though. It has way...
12-21-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,307
Posted By Jakedatc

CX/Gravel. there is still 10k of climbing so in...

CX/Gravel. there is still 10k of climbing so in the vein of this thread.. weight will matter. and the Slate is NOT a light bike. very heavy for what 2" of travel that will bob on steep climbs.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,867
Posted By Jakedatc

For hydro brakes considering the housing or fluid...

For hydro brakes considering the housing or fluid doesn't have to be replaced very often it is less there (vs housing and cables) Pads and rotors last a long time as long as you take care of them...
12-21-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,307
Posted By Jakedatc

I have a sponsored friend that also rode her...

I have a sponsored friend that also rode her Super X to a high finish at Dirty Kanza, Gravel nationals, Overland etc. She much preferred that over the Slate.

Also Kaitie Keogh rode her Super X...
12-18-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,307
Posted By Jakedatc

​​​​​​ I've ridden a Slate and will take my...

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I've ridden a Slate and will take my Mares CX every day the road goes up hill.. Slate is a tank and great at rough gravel but I do a lot of riding in NW Mass and Vermont where the hills are...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-18, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By Jakedatc

Fri: took the day off with the weather warming...

Fri: took the day off with the weather warming up to mid 40F. Rode the mountain bike with my GF in the morning.. 9mi luckily the mud was still mostly frozen so it was not too sloppy.
Then I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,009
Posted By Jakedatc

Kool stop salmon. no black crap on your rims. ...

Kool stop salmon. no black crap on your rims. nice quiet braking and good in the wet if you need it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Jakedatc

I have only done tubeless with a compressor b/c i...

I have only done tubeless with a compressor b/c i have one. i'm guessing it would depend on the pump and the tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-18, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Jakedatc

Fri: Mtn bike ride near my mom's house with GF...

Fri: Mtn bike ride near my mom's house with GF and some friends. was pretty cold at 30F but we bundled up and made it work. Good thing was the trail was frozen and really grippy.

Took today...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Jakedatc

No issues with mine or my GF's wheels. They make...

No issues with mine or my GF's wheels. They make some pretty bomber stuff. plus you can get end caps cheap that can be swapped to any frame .. QR, 15mm, 20mm thru axles etc. Only thing i've...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18,747
Views: 3,737,008
Posted By Jakedatc

Picked up some winter boot/shoes at Nashbar with...

Picked up some winter boot/shoes at Nashbar with the extra 30% sale. Will help with cold road rides during spring/fall and on mtn bike rides. I hate having cold/wet feet. ...
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