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Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,816
Posted By gregf83

Not readily available. I couldn't find a quickly...

Not readily available. I couldn't find a quickly available source so went with the newer model not realizing the hydraulic connection was different or I realized it but thought they would ship the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,816
Posted By gregf83

Until they start squealing and you have to start...

Until they start squealing and you have to start messing around sanding pads and calipers. And the pistons can get gummed up so they no longer retract properly. Then when you try to replace the not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,451
Posted By gregf83

Pull off into the wind. If the wind is from your...

Pull off into the wind. If the wind is from your right the lead rider moves over to the right when heís finished. The riders behind are normally in an echelon so if you donít pull off into the wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,816
Posted By gregf83

Do you do that ride in the rain? I've never...

Do you do that ride in the rain? I've never noticed a performance difference in dry conditions. Except my discs are squealing at the moment.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By gregf83

Most riders can put out more power in the fresh...

Most riders can put out more power in the fresh air than indoors on a trainer. Piece of cake!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By gregf83

I like kreuzotter.de On steeper hills speed...

I like kreuzotter.de

On steeper hills speed is pretty much proportional to power. At 6% and 300W you'll be going fast enough that wind resistance is non-zero so to go 10% faster will take more...
08-18-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,824
Posted By gregf83

100% agree with that. Track sprinters probably...

100% agree with that. Track sprinters probably don't spend many hours on the bike compared to a road cyclist.
08-18-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,824
Posted By gregf83

No, the study shows that short sprints are more...

No, the study shows that short sprints are more effective then heavy strength training that's all. Heavy strength training is better than strictly low intensity riding but it's not clear it's any...
08-18-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,824
Posted By gregf83

I think the point was there is value in...

I think the point was there is value in specificity of training. If you want to improve your sprint on the bike youíre probably better off spending your time sprinting on the bike than in the gym. If...
08-15-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,522
Posted By gregf83

This site has never censored ass.

This site has never censored ass.
08-13-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,191
Posted By gregf83

+1. I've done a couple cycling trips in Spain and...

+1. I've done a couple cycling trips in Spain and it's a real eye-opener how respectful drivers are to cyclists. I recall riding up some narrow winding hills and having a truck putter along patiently...
08-13-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,549
Posted By gregf83

Depends when you ride. I used to go through a rim...

Depends when you ride. I used to go through a rim in 2yrs commuting in the winter. The rain and muck formed a grinding paste that would wear the rims down.

I haven’t worn out a rim on a summer...
08-09-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By gregf83

You're asking about a motorcycle with a lead acid...

You're asking about a motorcycle with a lead acid battery? If so, just get a new one, it'll be dead.
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,008
Posted By gregf83

Great pics - thanks for sharing. FYI, you can...

Great pics - thanks for sharing. FYI, you can also put multiple tracks on one map. For example, here are the rides we did around Girona last year:...
08-05-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,814
Posted By gregf83

I usually just skip Jimís posts. Iím sure he...

I usually just skip Jimís posts. Iím sure he means well but I find the jumbled quotes with multiple levels of emphasis distracting. I canít imagine having a discussion in a coffee shop or bar where...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,322
Posted By gregf83

Just try and pedal with a steady effort and don’t...

Just try and pedal with a steady effort and don’t worry too much about your partner. If he gets a little ahead it doesn’t matter as long as you’re keeping the pace steady. Any adjustments to position...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By gregf83

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By gregf83

Cypress and Seymour are the popular road climbs...

Cypress and Seymour are the popular road climbs in Vancouver. Grouse requires hiking or a MTB and logging road and is not very popular.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By gregf83

We usually take one weekend in the summer, ride...

We usually take one weekend in the summer, ride up from Vancouver on a Friday, ride somewhere from whistler on Sat and ride back on Sunday. Scenery along the Vancouver to whistler highway is great...
08-02-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,269
Posted By gregf83

Unless youíre Thomas De Gendt and decide to win a...

Unless youíre Thomas De Gendt and decide to win a stage by averaging 4.5W/kg for 5+ hrs.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,452
Posted By gregf83

A group riders also have full time jobs.

A group riders also have full time jobs.
08-02-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,814
Posted By gregf83

Guess your definition of 'huge' is different than...

Guess your definition of 'huge' is different than mine.
08-02-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,814
Posted By gregf83

No cars but watch our for the bears! Just eating...

No cars but watch our for the bears! Just eating breakfast and watching the news and one of the main stories is a cyclist lying in a hospital bed with a mangled leg. He was riding on a gravel road...
08-01-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,814
Posted By gregf83

Guess I'm an optimist because I don't think I'll...

Guess I'm an optimist because I don't think I'll ever get hit unless it's my own fault. A little fear is probably healthy as long as it doesn't paralyze you or prevents you from enjoying riding. If...
07-31-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,466
Posted By gregf83

Apparently there were reports from witnesses that...

Apparently there were reports from witnesses that she hit a patch of sand lost control and over corrected into the unsafe zone. Probably best to wait for the official investigation.
07-31-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By gregf83

I would: 1. Go to the doc 2. Try a different...

I would:
1. Go to the doc
2. Try a different seat
3. Stand up every 5min for 30 Seconds when riding a trainer.
07-31-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,733
Posted By gregf83

I don’t think you need to push hard all the time...

I don’t think you need to push hard all the time but once in a while it’s fun to push hard. I’m only 59 but still enjoy beating myself up with friends. I notice my sprint power has declined over the...
07-31-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,017
Posted By gregf83

HUD for vehicles has been around for close to 20...

HUD for vehicles has been around for close to 20 yrs but never seems to catch on for some reason. Itís available on some new cars but not many.

I drove my sons Tesla model 3 and I think that will...
07-31-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,837
Posted By gregf83

+1. If Iím riding in an unfamiliar place I use a...

+1. If Iím riding in an unfamiliar place I use a combination of Strava, RWGPS and google street view to figure out where the locals ride. When we went to Girona I used the training routes from Robert...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-19, 03:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,215
Posted By gregf83

I wear my cycling kit with bright colours and...

I wear my cycling kit with bright colours and assume no one can see me. I don’t skimp and have bright, expensive lights for the winter.
07-29-19, 02:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,070
Posted By gregf83

Charging a battery immensely after riding in the...

Charging a battery immensely after riding in the cold shouldnít normally be a problem as the battery will be warm from riding. They heat up the most (internal resistance is highest) when the state of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 02:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By gregf83

That you’re asking about speed leads me to...

That you’re asking about speed leads me to believe you might enjoy riding in a faster group and challenging yourself. The easiest way to get faster is to ride with a fast group. Crashes can happen...
07-28-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,935
Posted By gregf83

I have a MTB and cross bike with hydraulic discs....

I have a MTB and cross bike with hydraulic discs. Iíve never had a leak and never bled any lines although I have the tools to do it if necessary. One advantage of hydros is there is no adjustment...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,280
Posted By gregf83

Clipless is more comfortable, but pedaling steady...

Clipless is more comfortable, but pedaling steady state at threshold or below makes no difference to your efficiency. Standing up or sprinting, clipless can provide extra power. For training, it’s...
07-26-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,485
Posted By gregf83

When you ride your body burns a combination of...

When you ride your body burns a combination of carbs and fat depending on the intensity of your ride. The higher the intensity the higher the % of carbs burned. If you ride all-out for an hour you'll...
07-26-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,269
Posted By gregf83

Everyone can do it, just not as fast as the...

Everyone can do it, just not as fast as the climbers.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,452
Posted By gregf83

What exactly is your problem with someone who...

What exactly is your problem with someone who rides an e-bike? I'm honestly curious. You sound a little like angry motorists who just don't like cyclists and irrationally get upset at anything they...
07-25-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,065
Posted By gregf83

Crushing workloads? You're kidding right? There's...

Crushing workloads? You're kidding right? There's about 112 hours/wk of productive time available. The only excuse for not being able to allocate 10 hrs to exercise is lack of desire. Perhaps they...
07-24-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,065
Posted By gregf83

If you use something like myfitnesspal they take...

If you use something like myfitnesspal they take care of reducing your basal metabolic rate as your weight goes down. Those effects are very small and not the reason people gain or fail to lose...
07-24-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,596
Posted By gregf83

The team directors know who is in the break. The...

The team directors know who is in the break. The break doesn't 'get away' it's 'let go'. If someone 6 min down was in the break it wouldn't be 'let go'
07-24-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,384
Posted By gregf83

I think you need to ride more and worry less...

I think you need to ride more and worry less about what other do. Maybe have a drink and relax once in a while.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,452
Posted By gregf83

Which ones don't? Trek, Specialized?

Which ones don't? Trek, Specialized?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,452
Posted By gregf83

I just don't see it happening. All of the...

I just don't see it happening. All of the 'stealth' bikes top out at 28mph which won't help on a slight downhill, tailwind or sprint. I think they're great for commuting but don't think they belong...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,452
Posted By gregf83

I don't think group rides are in danger of being...

I don't think group rides are in danger of being infected by scooters or high powered e-bikes. No one wants to be a pariah. Like I said it's a non-issue.
07-22-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,148
Posted By gregf83

Not all bike fits are equal so I wouldn't...

Not all bike fits are equal so I wouldn't necessarily assume that your fit is perfect.

That said, you might have more luck just increasing your cadence which will reduce the forces being applied....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,452
Posted By gregf83

I think people are overestimating the assist from...

I think people are overestimating the assist from ebikes. Beyond 28mph they provide no assistance and I don't think 28mph is going to win any sprints on an A-ride. The reality is there are many...
07-21-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,147
Posted By gregf83

The bike frame is far down the list of things you...

The bike frame is far down the list of things you should be addressing to gain speed.

A few items that will help:

Optimize your position on your existing bike. Get as low as possible.
Get...
07-20-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,384
Posted By gregf83

That's when I was a teenager and kids then were...

That's when I was a teenager and kids then were much worse than kids today. There's no stigma to having designated drivers or using a taxi unlike the late 70s. Maybe it's different where you are but...
07-20-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,384
Posted By gregf83

The law here is that driving with over 5% BAC is...

The law here is that driving with over 5% BAC is illegal. If your friends are below the limit I wouldn't worry about it. If they are drinking enough that they are clearly over the limit I wouldn't...
07-20-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,192
Posted By gregf83

We sometimes get carried away trying to be too...

We sometimes get carried away trying to be too precise with intervals assuming that any variation from a perfect isopower interval is sub-optimal. I think the reality is not so clear.

There was a...
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