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Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,266
Posted By firebird854

This is an oddly specific list of grievances I...

This is an oddly specific list of grievances I couldn't agree with more.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,116
Posted By firebird854

Yeah, as noted by others, the big thing missing...

Yeah, as noted by others, the big thing missing in OPs description is communication. If some silent guy tried to work with me I'd be a tad annoyed, but if the guy talked a bit and made their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,397
Posted By firebird854

I feel like no one has said this yet, but OP...

I feel like no one has said this yet, but OP noted that the segment goes right through a stop sign. Given this, it should absolutely be regarded as dangerous and flagged as such. Even if it's "not...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By firebird854

I'm blown away that you found this! As I googled...

I'm blown away that you found this! As I googled exactly that and found nothing useful, thank you!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By firebird854

Fondo's are technically races, but the people...

Fondo's are technically races, but the people racing it are the type of people who will do 100mi+ rides and 20mph+ for fun, and train consistently 12+hrs a week. At your current level of fitness,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,713
Posted By firebird854

I just bought an Argon18 117 Tri disc, Loving it...

I just bought an Argon18 117 Tri disc, Loving it so far, no experience with Ridley though.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,057
Posted By firebird854

I read through the entirety of...

I read through the entirety of https://gplama.com/2019/06/29/shimano-crankset-power-meters/ and am annoyed that the right tends to read around 5% lower in general, this could be quite problematic in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,442
Posted By firebird854

I've been hit by a car and crashed numerous...

I've been hit by a car and crashed numerous times, breaking bones, dislocating a shoulder, destroying my bike, etc.

First, I absolutely love cycling soooo much and really don't intend on giving it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,442
Posted By firebird854

Do not incite people driving a multi-ton weapon.

Do not incite people driving a multi-ton weapon.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,066
Posted By firebird854

For the seatpost situation you might want to...

For the seatpost situation you might want to consider https://redshiftsports.com/dual-position-seatpost as this lets you easily swap between positions.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,546
Posted By firebird854

I've had the fun situation of melting my rim...

I've had the fun situation of melting my rim brakes on descents before. I also wanted carbon wheels without the sloppy breaking or heat build-up issue, so I decided to go disc brake with carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,114
Posted By firebird854

In my experience cross chaining creates a...

In my experience cross chaining creates a distinct clicking sound, if I hear this, I simply look down, take stock of which gear I'm in, and fix it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,236
Posted By firebird854

I had a couple of epic rides this year, super...

I had a couple of epic rides this year, super hard to decide on "Fave" because they all have their own interesting qualities.

1. Horribly Hilly Hundreds 200k 2019
121.34 miles, 6:59:30 moving...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,620
Posted By firebird854

Annnnnnnnnnnndd I'm jealous of where you live.

Annnnnnnnnnnndd I'm jealous of where you live.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,620
Posted By firebird854

When it comes to cycling the only thing I'm...

When it comes to cycling the only thing I'm particularly good at is climbing, definitely not cornering, descending, sprinting, etc. so I've done a significant amount of research in this area and do...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,771
Posted By firebird854

Yea, I've had to point this out before, I weigh...

Yea, I've had to point this out before, I weigh 61kg so 4.8 is really only around 285 watts, 5 minute power being around 340s. My best 5 second power is a paltry 817 watts, I'm also pretty darn...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,771
Posted By firebird854

I'd be careful with that, I have a 4.8 w/kg FTP...

I'd be careful with that, I have a 4.8 w/kg FTP (tested to the full hour), 5.5 w/kg 5-minute power (actually held that for 7 minutes in a recent zwift race) I'm only a cat 4 whose best placement was...
11-27-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,253
Posted By firebird854

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x971/20190524_080738_af3890eff81bb7ccce730928fefe64cf377910e5.jpg
This is the very first picture of my bike, before I even rode it, only...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By firebird854

A video would have been nice...

A video would have been nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 939
Posted By firebird854

An actual response! Nice

An actual response! Nice
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,124
Posted By firebird854

I currently have two bikes, each with a separate...

I currently have two bikes, each with a separate power meter, first I will say, I would never buy a power meter used, these things tend to fail... constantly... and having support is very...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,092
Posted By firebird854

I need live segments in my life...

I need live segments in my life...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,688
Posted By firebird854

Just to further complicate your options, you...

Just to further complicate your options, you could get Zwift and Today's Plan, with Today's Plan you can have it auto-generate an entire training plan to suit particular events, and, unlike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,667
Posted By firebird854

Oh yea, when it gets cold I just hop over to a...

Oh yea, when it gets cold I just hop over to a nice beautiful location to bike, take in the views, and enjoy myself for the winter months. Oh wait, I have a full time location based job and need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,739
Posted By firebird854

I kudos nearly everything, my typical exception...

I kudos nearly everything, my typical exception is small commutes.

Interesting all the hate for zwifting, do you real feel it's cheating or something? For an amount of time put in it's often...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,220
Posted By firebird854

I am not an engineer but one has to be designed...

I am not an engineer but one has to be designed to withstand the jarring impacts mountain biking can impart, have the ability to flex with suspension system, and keep functioning through whatever...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,867
Posted By firebird854

The best upgrade you can do is a change of...

The best upgrade you can do is a change of wheelset, if you're really trying to min-max the bike, an $800 wheelset on an $800 bike would be a great upgrade. In my honest opinion however, I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,745
Posted By firebird854

Taking an alloy frame and throwing carbon Aero...

Taking an alloy frame and throwing carbon Aero wheels on it to achieve nearly the same performance of a vastly more expensive bike... hmm I wonder who would do that...
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07-24-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,494
Posted By firebird854

My two cents, I went from a typical 17mph...

My two cents, I went from a typical 17mph averager to being able to do sub 5 hour centuries solo without aero bars, races, etc. in about a year and a half. It took around 10 hours of training per...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,653
Posted By firebird854

1,537.0 mi now with no flat! Oh gawd, now I'm...

1,537.0 mi now with no flat! Oh gawd, now I'm super cursed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,653
Posted By firebird854

This is going to curse me, but I've already got...

This is going to curse me, but I've already got 1,379.3mi on my 28mm GP5k tubless tires without any issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By firebird854

Not technically the weekend, but on 7/4 I got in...

Not technically the weekend, but on 7/4 I got in an epic 132 mi ride, averaged 19.6mi/h but ended up having to stop a bunch because the temp began averaging 95F:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,312
Posted By firebird854

When attacking a small climb, say 1-5 minutes...

When attacking a small climb, say 1-5 minutes with steep gradients (maxing from 10-20%, probably averaging 6-10%) there're a couple of factors you want to look at. First, physics speaking, extra...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 205,775
Posted By firebird854

I just snapped up this awesome picture of my...

I just snapped up this awesome picture of my custom build 2019 Emonda ALR Disc in the blazing Wisconsin heat:...
06-27-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,425
Posted By firebird854

I want to be clear, I'm not a coach, I only race...

I want to be clear, I'm not a coach, I only race occasionally at the cat 4 level, and have only been biking for about 2 and a half-ish years. I have however, absolutely gone through the trials and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,360
Posted By firebird854

A power meter makes biking more interesting and...

A power meter makes biking more interesting and can give you more insight and a generally better feeling when looking at the data afterwards. It also makes getting out and riding into a headwind,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,009
Posted By firebird854

Speak For Yourself.

Speak For Yourself.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By firebird854

I actively seek out hills and love them, my main...

I actively seek out hills and love them, my main reason to bike is to go uphill (although I'm not a fan of downhills, as they can get a bit scary). If your goal is to improve your ability to climb,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,850
Posted By firebird854

New bike day!

Finally got all of the pieces bought and together for this monster. It's built up from a beautiful Emonda ALR Purple-Flip Disc frameset, Aeolus 5 Pro Disc wheels, Shimano 105 Hydraulic Disc groupset...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,166
Posted By firebird854

Ah, in a race there is literally no reason to...

Ah, in a race there is literally no reason to really "pull" at the front unless you're in a breakaway, chasing a break, or working for your team in some predefined manner. A race is not a group ride,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 13,849
Posted By firebird854

Nope, the Hammer Perpetum has branched Amino...

Nope, the Hammer Perpetum has branched Amino Acids and Protein in addition to electrolytes, carbs, and caffeine. I see no reason to mess with the osmoality of Gatorade by adding more carbs, likely...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,260
Posted By firebird854

Ya, I'd keep riding, and do some focused interval...

Ya, I'd keep riding, and do some focused interval workouts. When I began riding I tried racing after about 6 months, I had just gotten used to clipless pedals, could hold down 17mph solo, and had...
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