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03-29-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By Cycletography

rm -rf : Many thanks for the recommendations and...

rm -rf : Many thanks for the recommendations and the very thorough quick start instructions. Much appreciated! :)

I've heard of GC, but had no idea it is a free program. Based on your description...
03-29-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By Cycletography

asgelle : Thanks! :) These books look like really...

asgelle : Thanks! :) These books look like really good resources. I know of Joel Friel, but haven't read any of his books. I also got a power meter recently. Will check them out. :thumb:
03-29-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By Cycletography

hubcyclist : Thanks! I think my biggest...

hubcyclist : Thanks! I think my biggest (current) obstacle is knowing what I want to do with the data and how I will use it to change my training going forward. My goals are simple: increase...
03-29-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By Cycletography

If I knew what Strava was not providing relative...

If I knew what Strava was not providing relative to the other platforms and how/if those differences would benefit me I would not have had the need for my inquiry :D. Perhaps you can help inform me...
03-29-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By Cycletography

Which Training Program Has the "Best" Analytics?

For those who are familiar with the various training platforms (i.e. Trainer Road, Training Peaks, Strava, etc.), which one has the "best" analytical tools?

I currently have the paid version of...
03-29-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By Cycletography

Fly Elite 950ml ...

Fly Elite 950ml

https://www.elite-it.com/en/products/water-bottles/sport/fly-elite
03-25-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,298
Posted By Cycletography

As already stated by others, you looked very...

As already stated by others, you looked very cramped and rigid on the bike. I assume your extremely upright position combined with the short reach and the gel padding are the only factors making the...
03-24-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 883
Posted By Cycletography

This ^ definitely makes sense. However, I...

This ^ definitely makes sense. However, I assumed (perhaps wrongly) that the bike fitter's she's been to would have at least set the saddle to the correct height. But yes, a saddle that's too high...
03-23-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By Cycletography

Moisture : I applaud your passion for bike fit...

Moisture : I applaud your passion for bike fit and your dilligent pursuit of info. However, it seems that you often clutter your own path to progress with flawed assumptions.

In other words, the...
03-23-21, 03:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 883
Posted By Cycletography

Ah, too bad BC Bike Fit is so far away. I didn't...

Ah, too bad BC Bike Fit is so far away. I didn't see any good possibilities that are any closer to Vancouver Island. It sounds like you're getting by with your current saddle for now. Best of luck...
03-22-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,444
Posted By Cycletography

So you're recommending that someone start at 0...

So you're recommending that someone start at 0 degrees for a saddle that no one rides at 0 degrees. That's just awesome advice!!! :thumb: NOT. You might as well tell her to start at any random...
03-22-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,444
Posted By Cycletography

Agree 100%. HUH? :foo: Fitting a...

Agree 100%.



HUH? :foo: Fitting a saddle (or any other aspect of bike fit) is not a linear process. Yes, there is a chronology of basic steps one might go through at the outset, but to claim...
03-22-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,444
Posted By Cycletography

The shape of the saddle is absolutely not...

The shape of the saddle is absolutely not irrelevent. I do not disagree that using a board and a level will provide a point of reference for adjustment, but the shape of the saddle will influence the...
03-22-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 883
Posted By Cycletography

sanspm: Asking for advice on a forum of primarily...

sanspm: Asking for advice on a forum of primarily men regarding a solution to a woman's saddle discomfort seems like a recipe for a whole lot of bad advice :lol:. However, if you've been to three...
03-22-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,444
Posted By Cycletography

^ With that massive piece of particle board over...

^ With that massive piece of particle board over your saddle we have absolutely no idea as to the shape of your saddle. Unless you're riding around on top of that board, which I assume you are not....
03-22-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,444
Posted By Cycletography

I agree. Post #3 is probably your best starting...

I agree. Post #3 is probably your best starting point.

I recently changed the saddle on my new road/gravel bike to a Selle SMP Stratos, which, with the exception of the nose, has a somewhat...
Replies: 36
Views: 3,762
Posted By Cycletography

February & March Centuries

I waited until the last day in February to complete my century, but it was a lot of fun. My first year participating in Piggy's Revenge and my first "gravel" event. It won't be my last....
Replies: 18
Views: 1,616
Posted By Cycletography

That is awesome! Didn't know about this race,...

That is awesome! Didn't know about this race, but I so want to do it next year.
03-16-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,482
Posted By Cycletography

LOL! Yeah, 1 cup of oats is 2 servings. By the...

LOL! Yeah, 1 cup of oats is 2 servings. By the time I add a cup of milk, the banana (sometimes 2) and nuts, it really fills up the bowl. Sometimes, in addition to the oats, I'll have an English...
03-16-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,482
Posted By Cycletography

For a period of time, when I thought I needed...

For a period of time, when I thought I needed more carbs on the bike, I mixed home made gels using brown rice syrup and raw agave nectar at a ratio of 2:1. IMO it was/is a much "healthier" home made...
03-16-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,482
Posted By Cycletography

You're on the right path. :thumb: I...

You're on the right path. :thumb:

I recently went through a period of struggling to figure out what fuel and nutrition protocol worked best for me. Much of the advice I received led to...
03-08-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By Cycletography

The main geometry differences between a race bike...

The main geometry differences between a race bike and an endurance bike (besides reach and stack) will be head tube angle, chainstay length, and wheelbase. Generally speaking, the race bike will have...
02-27-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By Cycletography

Two thumbs up for getting a pro fit before...

Two thumbs up for getting a pro fit before purchasing the bike!!! :thumb::thumb:
02-26-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By Cycletography

Yeah, I agree with cube... we need a photo...

Yeah, I agree with cube... we need a photo showing the OP with both feet on pedals in a normal riding position. Based on photos provided (with one foot on ground) your saddle is too high and your...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,336
Posted By Cycletography

I had a similar issue and tilting the nose...

I had a similar issue and tilting the nose slightly down (and I mean ever so slightly) fixed the problem. If you're already slightly nose down then the source of your discomfort could be saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By Cycletography

Reviving this thread, as I've recently been made...

Reviving this thread, as I've recently been made aware of No. 22. The Aurora in particular has really peaked my interest. Not cheap... in fact quite expensive. The frameset alone is about $6k USD!...
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By Cycletography

You might want to look at bikes with "endurance"...

You might want to look at bikes with "endurance" geometry. These frames strike a good balance between road use and light off-road / gravel use. With two wheelsets (one for road, the other for...
02-20-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,618
Posted By Cycletography

Lots of good info in this ^ post. Also, don't...

Lots of good info in this ^ post. Also, don't forget about the angle of the steerer tube. It will also impact your reach number.

It really pains me to see folks turning to a bike forum for advise...
02-05-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,095
Posted By Cycletography

You left out a few options. :D But that...

You left out a few options. :D But that hefeweizen sounds good.
02-02-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,257
Posted By Cycletography

+1. My only "bionic" hardware is in my lower...

+1. My only "bionic" hardware is in my lower back from a spinal fusion. All other parts are (currently) OEM.
02-02-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,249
Posted By Cycletography

Fair enough. I know Zwift is quite popular and...

Fair enough. I know Zwift is quite popular and some people really enjoy it. I can also undertstand wanting to add a live, interactive element to what is otherwise a pretty boring activity. At this...
02-01-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,249
Posted By Cycletography

I had no interest in signing up for Zwift before...

I had no interest in signing up for Zwift before reading this thread, but I was curious. After reading this thread my curiosity has vanished... poof! Zwift sounds like a hot mess. :twitchy:
Replies: 33
Views: 2,710
Posted By Cycletography

FYI regarding the Gravel King line... expect them...

FYI regarding the Gravel King line... expect them to all measure about 3mm more than stated width. I'm running a 700x35 GK+ on my front wheel and a 700X35 SS+ on the rear. Both tires measure 38mm...
01-29-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Cycletography

My advice is this: NEVER take frame fit...

My advice is this: NEVER take frame fit recommendations from anyone on a forum!!! Find a professional, independent fitter in your area and be prepared to pay $100-$200. It's money well spent to make...
01-28-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By Cycletography

+1 for Electra. My first bike after two back...

+1 for Electra. My first bike after two back surgeries was an Electra Townie 7D. I ran Maxxis Overdrive Elite tires (26x1.75") on the Townie, which are really good for road use. The bike was/is...
01-28-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,355
Posted By Cycletography

You're not crazy. A double century at age 60 is...

You're not crazy. A double century at age 60 is totally doable, especially if your route is flat. If you are comfortable doing century rides there is no reason you can't do a double.

IMO, the...
01-22-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,754
Posted By Cycletography

No, and not a 'job" I wish to have. You're the...

No, and not a 'job" I wish to have. You're the one trying to squash open dialog about facts and science, not me. I'm trying to encourage it.

You seem to employ the "trust me, just do what I say"...
01-22-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,754
Posted By Cycletography

I think I've made much more than a half-hearted...

I think I've made much more than a half-hearted attempt to clarify... I don't see much discussion about hydration & nutrition needs for rides of varying intensities <<<--- This is the purpose of the...
01-22-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,754
Posted By Cycletography

I couldn't have said it better myself. So why are...

I couldn't have said it better myself. So why are people so quick to throw stones? I'm just trying to share information. However, if someone throws a stone in my direction I'm perfectly capable of...
01-22-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,754
Posted By Cycletography

Thanks for the info and the references. Very...

Thanks for the info and the references. Very helpful! :thumb: Most of it looks to be about carb-loading, which is of least interest to me (right now). However, it may be a topic that generates...
01-22-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,754
Posted By Cycletography

At this point I'm not trying to do myself any...

At this point I'm not trying to do myself any favors. Some of the responses in the thread are just stupid, uninformed, counter-productive and obtuse! I've never claimed that any single article...
01-22-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,754
Posted By Cycletography

Such willingness to engage in negativity and to...

Such willingness to engage in negativity and to attack the study without a single bit of effort spent commenting on the content of the actual study.

And people wonder why America (and the...
01-22-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,754
Posted By Cycletography

Last time I checked the human body and its need...

Last time I checked the human body and its need for nutrition hasn't changed since 1967. If you find any info in the research paper that is no longer "proven science" please let us know!

Sir Isaac...
01-22-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,754
Posted By Cycletography

For those who missed the intent of the OP I've...

For those who missed the intent of the OP I've placed the key topic in bold, underlined italics. The "for example" statement that follows is just that, an example. I'm not asking anyone how many...
01-22-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,754
Posted By Cycletography

You are ignoring the fact that the blog post is...

You are ignoring the fact that the blog post is based (at least in part) on this source: Bergstrom, J., Hermansen, L., Hultman, E., and Saltin, B. Diet, muscle glycogen and physical performance. Acta...
01-22-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,754
Posted By Cycletography

This ^ is one of the reasons I posted the info. ...

This ^ is one of the reasons I posted the info. Not necessarily for newer cyclists, but for anyone who wishes to better understand what's behind those generic recommendations so they can make...
01-22-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,754
Posted By Cycletography

If your blog post was linked to some actual...

If your blog post was linked to some actual research, yes. You seem to consistently ignore that little piece of info when commenting on the link I provided.

I'm happy to engage in a...
01-22-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,754
Posted By Cycletography

I'm not confused. I just like to advance my...

I'm not confused. I just like to advance my knowledge and understanding so I can systematically work towards established goals. If I was just casually riding around the block at 10-12 mph for 10-20...
01-22-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,754
Posted By Cycletography

You're painting yourself as a "know-it-all" who...

You're painting yourself as a "know-it-all" who thinks everyone should just ignore data and "feel their way" through the process. Can that be done? Yes. Is it efficient? No! For folks who want...
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