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08-27-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,847
Posted By ucfdad

Congrats on the new bike, it looks great and more...

Congrats on the new bike, it looks great and more importantly you look like you are really enjoying it. I have been following the thread because I have the same question but on a lower level.
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08-25-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,847
Posted By rm -rf

Speed vs power Wind resistance goes up as the...

Speed vs power
Wind resistance goes up as the speed^3. It takes a lot more power to go just a little faster.
For example, from this bike speed calculator (http://bikecalculator.com/veloUS.html),...
08-24-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,847
Posted By delbiker1

If you mentally really believe that the new bike...

If you mentally really believe that the new bike is going to be faster, you probably will be faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,181
Posted By rosefarts

I've had triangle pedals for 20 years. Look...

I've had triangle pedals for 20 years. Look Delta, Keo, and SPD-SL depending on the year. I never complained.

My gravel bike and pedicab had SPD. I like being able to walk but I've never...
08-12-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 181,161
Posted By csrpenfab

Took the new Niner out for 40 miles of break-in...

Took the new Niner out for 40 miles of break-in gravel. Damn I love this new bike! It just does everything well, and it's quite comfortable doing it. I avoided trying to ride over the rock garden;...
08-10-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 181,161
Posted By Spoonrobot

I like this one from today's ride. ...

I like this one from today's ride.
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8-10-2019, Bill Cline Road, Coweta County Georgia
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,181
Posted By terrymorse

Those cleat covers looks pretty slick, they...

Those cleat covers looks pretty slick, they should at the very least protect floors from damage by the metal SPD cleat.

But I wonder if they will help with the "tippy", rolling in-and-out of the...
08-09-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 181,161
Posted By zpl

Doing more gravel exploring near Portland, OR....

Doing more gravel exploring near Portland, OR. Rode the Crown-Zellerbach Trail, which is based on an old logging road that is no longer used, and runs from Scappose, OR nearly all the way to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18,933
Views: 3,845,079
Posted By suttonjp

Bikes instead of a telescope

I've been saving up for an 8" telescope, but my daughter is increasingly interested in biking. She's talking about riding RAGBRAI together next year. She'll graduate next spring, so I may not get...
08-05-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,253
Posted By rbent

Do CrossFit consistently; you won't have...

Do CrossFit consistently; you won't have old-man-back. I've been doing it [CrossFit] three days a week for the last eight years and I turned 70 in March :-)!
08-04-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 181,161
Posted By mstateglfr

Central Iowa doesnt have any inspiring views,...

Central Iowa doesnt have any inspiring views, epic climbs, or heart pounding descents. 50'/mile of climb is pretty much what most every gravel ride ends up being.

What it does have are in these...
08-03-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 181,161
Posted By ac29593

I switched it up and didn't do gravel today, but...

I switched it up and didn't do gravel today, but ended up here. It was a great day for a ride....
08-03-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 181,161
Posted By fronesis

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08-03-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 181,161
Posted By zpl

Last week I took my new Checkpoint ALR5 out to...

Last week I took my new Checkpoint ALR5 out to ride the Deschutes River Trail, which is about a 1.5hr drive East of Portland, OR:
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08-01-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 28,117
Posted By DrIsotope

You're far more likely to fall and break your...

You're far more likely to fall and break your neck in the shower than you are to be hit by a car.

To get by the fear, you could always go the "safer in numbers" route-- find a local club, try...
08-01-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,253
Posted By guachi

Yes, that one. Every exercise is awesome. There's...

Yes, that one. Every exercise is awesome. There's also a GCN video from when it was new with some of the other exercises I mentioned.

I do all of those exercises that don't require equipment with...
08-01-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,253
Posted By drewguy

This one? ...

This one?

https://www.globalcyclingnetwork.com/video/emmas-6-core-stability-exercises-for-cyclists-beginner-core-workout
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,181
Posted By HarborBandS

I use regular SPD pedals on all of my bikes...

I use regular SPD pedals on all of my bikes because I like to be able to walk in my shoes (no roadie duck walk) and I am in a large metro area where I often have to clip in and out. And my knees...
08-01-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,253
Posted By burnthesheep

Iím not old at all but had some crap running...

Iím not old at all but had some crap running form. Aka, a weak core. It caused me to bend at the waist too much running.

This led to other run form issues and nearly an injury.

I did the work...
08-01-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,253
Posted By Lemond1985

I like to back out of my planks, into a hamstring...

I like to back out of my planks, into a hamstring stretch, and then hold that for 10 seconds or so (no additional tools needed). Probably a habit from my yoga days. My hams get very tight riding, and...
08-01-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,253
Posted By dmark

+1 on planks. I am 62 and started doing a 2min...

+1 on planks.
I am 62 and started doing a 2min plank once a day Mon-Fri (at work) and they help tremendously.
I also do (2x week) bench press and added deadlifts 3yrs ago and my back and core is...
08-01-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,253
Posted By bakerjw

Hard being 43???? I recently had some back...

Hard being 43????

I recently had some back issues and went to a chiroquackter. I learned some very useful exercises to help limber up my back vertebrae quite a bit. If I keep up with them the...
07-31-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,253
Posted By Bmach

Donít forget the need to stretch after riding. I...

Donít forget the need to stretch after riding. I can hold various planks for 3+ min but if I donít stretch my back will remind me.
07-31-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,253
Posted By guachi

I'm in the Navy and we have a semiannual fitness...

I'm in the Navy and we have a semiannual fitness test. We can ride an exercise bike for the cardio portion (so I do). It's twelve minutes and the scoring is basically a W/kg test.

We also do two...
07-31-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,253
Posted By Lemond1985

I tried the plank, it looked difficult, but it's...

I tried the plank, it looked difficult, but it's really easy. My back popped the first time I did one, I was sold. Incredibly useful exercise for cyclists.

Twice a day seems plenty, though...
07-31-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,253
Posted By Lemond1985

LOL, he's a "funny guy". :lol: I have a...

LOL, he's a "funny guy". :lol:

I have a thing where I get a set of #25 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=25) dumbbells, one in each hand hung to the side, and stand...
07-31-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,253
Posted By guachi

GCN had a video with Emma Pooley - one of her...

GCN had a video with Emma Pooley - one of her first videos - where she does a number of core exercises that include the stuff mention here. She did planks, the...
07-31-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,253
Posted By rosefarts

I do a few. Bent over rows. This serves to...

I do a few.

Bent over rows. This serves to engage the low back muscles unlike the same motion on a machine. I do this for relief of a pinched nerve in my upper back but I won't lift a weight I'm...
07-31-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,253
Posted By caloso

It takes a little getting used to but it really...

It takes a little getting used to but it really forces you to concentrate on being still and balanced.
07-31-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,253
Posted By berner

Core strengthening is what keeps my back in...

Core strengthening is what keeps my back in working order. There are numerous variations on core exercises so I rotate them to avoid stale efforts. Have been doing them for many years. Same for knee...
07-31-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,253
Posted By Wildwood

Good thread. ...have to laugh at 'old man...

Good thread.

...have to laugh at 'old man back', and 'it's hard being 43yo :rolleyes:'. Sounds like your next birthday will celebrate feeling 70 years old - my next.
07-31-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,253
Posted By caloso

I went to an offseason strength and flexibility...

I went to an offseason strength and flexibility class this winter where a lot of the floor work was yoga-adjacent. Various types of planks. One I thought was really excellent was to get on all...
07-31-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,253
Posted By 55murray

Oh yes, even do some planks. My lower back is my...

Oh yes, even do some planks. My lower back is my weak spot on long rides (up to a century), and core work is required - and it does not take much really. My favorite is the one where you get on all...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,181
Posted By Shimagnolo

When SPD cleats get worn out, they can release...

When SPD cleats get worn out, they can release during a hard sprint.
Been there, done that.
I've never used SPD-SL, but I'm told they don't do that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,181
Posted By Alexbn921

SPD SL have a lower stack height and are very...

SPD SL have a lower stack height and are very slightly more efficient, but suck for walking. I would stick with normal SPD. Stiff shoes make the most difference. It's night and day going from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 415,643
Posted By zaxmalloy

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07-30-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,173
Posted By terrymorse

I don't know about that, I like spending quality...

I don't know about that, I like spending quality time with ridewithgps designing a cool route. Then while on the bike, a voice from the phone in my pocket tells me where to turn, leaving me to enjoy...
07-30-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,173
Posted By bruce19

What's a map?

What's a map?
07-30-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,847
Posted By guachi

Matching *is* important! It makes you go faster. ...

Matching *is* important! It makes you go faster.

I have a Domane SL5 in black/red. I also like GCN, on YouTube. Their standard kit colors are black/red/white. Perfect! So I bought some from their...
07-30-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,847
Posted By downhillmaster

Fredly advice for sure. Was just a matter of time...

Fredly advice for sure. Was just a matter of time :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,181
Posted By seau grateau

If it ain't broke...

If it ain't broke...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,181
Posted By ronin4740

I rode a century on these a couple of weekends...

I rode a century on these a couple of weekends ago:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,181
Posted By Sillyak

Road pedals are usually a bit lighter. Larger...

Road pedals are usually a bit lighter. Larger cleat might give a minuscule power advantage, possibly less fatigue on longer rides. Looks/fitting in.

SPD are a whole lot more practical if you walk...
07-29-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 181,161
Posted By itskohler

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07-29-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,847
Posted By Jim from Boston

Can a better bike improve results? [/QUOTE]So,...

Can a better bike improve results? [/QUOTE]So, here’s one way to think about the price you pay; you get a discount the more you ride: I posted earlier on this thread about my $8K MSRP (bought half...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,181
Posted By CarloM

SPDs on both road and fitness bike. What's...

SPDs on both road and fitness bike. What's interesting is that my LBS, with whom I have a good relationship, could have made money on me by selling me both systems but said that for my needs (which...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,181
Posted By jimincalif

I have SPD-SLs on my road bike and SPDs on my...

I have SPD-SLs on my road bike and SPDs on my gravel bike (which also sees a lot of road time). Not much difference really. I have the double-sided SPD pedals so I don't have the pedal upside down...
07-29-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,847
Posted By jadocs

Matchie....matchie, it's important! LOL

Matchie....matchie, it's important! LOL
07-29-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,847
Posted By Brocephus

I'm seriously digging (and jealous of) the new...

I'm seriously digging (and jealous of) the new carbon/Ultegra Bianchi, bro ! Congrats ! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,181
Posted By Rides4Beer

I would stick with SPDs, easier to clip in,...

I would stick with SPDs, easier to clip in, easier to walk, cleats last longer.

Only reason I have SPD-SLs on my road bike is because I didn't know any better and that's what everyone else was...
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