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Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By expatbrit

November? RCG36 or GOAT28?

November? RCG36 or GOAT28?
12-30-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,554
Posted By expatbrit

I keep thinking of picking up an ergo; I have two...

I keep thinking of picking up an ergo; I have two Olympic medalist rowers in my immediate family (I'm the lazy one, for sure) and the balance would be good for me overall. Living in the desert...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By expatbrit

Man. I'm bad. I run at least a 120mm and usually...

Man. I'm bad. I run at least a 120mm and usually a 130mm stem :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By expatbrit

The sealant point is especially poignant for me;...

The sealant point is especially poignant for me; I struggled with tubeless basically just coating my frame in latex every time I hit a goatshead because I was using Stan's.

Orange Seal appears...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By expatbrit

Well. I am close, but no cigar. End of 2017...

Well. I am close, but no cigar.

End of 2017 my Ridley X-fire was destroyed in a hit-and-run. Even before I was walking again (almost 4 months), I decided to order an Infinito CV; I, too, had read...
11-13-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,951
Posted By expatbrit

YMMV. I have issues with flats fairly regularly.I...

YMMV. I have issues with flats fairly regularly.I don't ride gatorskins, but have gone thru' a decent range.

My take on tubeless -- not 275, but not light -- is that it's better if you can run at...
10-20-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,253
Posted By expatbrit

Pullled over growing up in London for not having...

Pullled over growing up in London for not having lights after dark. Was late back from school or something.

Mind you, not like those old 2 D-Cell battery lights cast any ACTUAL light!
10-12-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,682
Posted By expatbrit

Yeah -- I still ride. Stationary bike was an...

Yeah -- I still ride. Stationary bike was an early part of my PT before I was weight-bearing on the leg (first 16 weeks or so). I was back on the road a month of so after I was walking; did a...
10-08-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,682
Posted By expatbrit

Does it count if you don't remember? Hit and...

Does it count if you don't remember?

Hit and run. Next thing I know was waking up post first-op in the hospital next morning with my jaw wired shut, a tracheotomy and a feeding tube up my nose. I...
09-14-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,334
Posted By expatbrit

10,000', 35 miles up Halekalea. Ouch.

10,000', 35 miles up Halekalea.

Ouch.
07-28-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,652
Posted By expatbrit

Funny. A work colleague and I were just...

Funny. A work colleague and I were just discussing that very road last night on the phone; he's gone to much more road biking over running since he can get out of town on it without traffic and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,000
Posted By expatbrit

Congrats on beating that!

Congrats on beating that!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,000
Posted By expatbrit

Nov 2017 -- "Extensive craniofacial trauma",...

Nov 2017 -- "Extensive craniofacial trauma", including bilateral superior orbital, medial, and inferior orbital wall fratures, bilateral medial and lateral medial wall fractures, zygomatic process...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,958
Posted By expatbrit

I came here to say this, though honestly the...

I came here to say this, though honestly the altitude was mostly fine for me. I may cheat, since our local hill here is actually higher at the top -- but you get to start at 7,000' or so.

I did it...
06-29-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,997
Posted By expatbrit

Two! I got a set of CX241s. They're...

Two!

I got a set of CX241s. They're awesomely wide and my feet fit. Dual closures are (as I thought) a necessity.

Now I need to find wide insoles, since I have high arches.
06-13-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,997
Posted By expatbrit

Lake in the USA?

Any good sources? Id go to my home LBS, but theyre in the UK and dont do free return. Fairly sure I am a 48 W; bit fond of getting double shipping costs if I am wrong from Sigma!
05-13-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,978
Posted By expatbrit

I always figured I'd always be a clyde, even now...

I always figured I'd always be a clyde, even now that I'm a little under 200lbs. Just like Connor, I get asked how tall I am a lot, though I'm only 2m / 6'7. (And a 48 or 49 shoe size)

I think his...
03-28-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,775
Posted By expatbrit

My home office is upstairs with a door between me...

My home office is upstairs with a door between me and the dogs. It's more to stop me disturbing the girl when I'm talking on incessant conference calls than anything else!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,520
Posted By expatbrit

After I had displaced acetabular column fracture...

After I had displaced acetabular column fracture and massively dislocated hip in 2017, my surgeon told me I would need my hip replaced 'sooner' rather than later (apparently when the head of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 25,490
Posted By expatbrit

Yeah -- I'm 6'7, and 34" inseam. Huge ape-factor...

Yeah -- I'm 6'7, and 34" inseam. Huge ape-factor with a 7' wingspan, though.

No-one believes me when I tell them I have short stubby legs. I don't know why.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 25,490
Posted By expatbrit

Oh, it looks weird in person too :) Unless...

Oh, it looks weird in person too :)

Unless there's someone sitting on it, and then it's just because /I/ look weird.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 25,490
Posted By expatbrit

The bars are fine, yeah. The saddle? The...

The bars are fine, yeah.

The saddle? The look is bizarre, for sure. Sadly, I really like riding on it so I tolerate that.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 25,490
Posted By expatbrit

Bars look a bit weird in this one, but.... ...

Bars look a bit weird in this one, but....

63cm Bianchi Infinito CV

https://www.expatbrit.org/pictures/_data/i/galleries/bicycles/Bianchi/20181013-13081121-InfinitoCV-4032x3024-la.jpg
03-23-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,775
Posted By expatbrit

You and me both, Mr. Horse. I've been a...

You and me both, Mr. Horse. I've been a telecommuter since 2007 or so, and have an office setup over my garage. It's a small space, only just bigger than the two-car garage itself, and has views out...
02-28-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 996
Posted By expatbrit

What bike box are folks using? I've looked at the...

What bike box are folks using? I've looked at the Orucase (not to smuggle on, but for handling the bike at the other end!) and some of the large hardsides as well (and looking at the Helium now that...
02-28-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,766
Posted By expatbrit

Are people using those with the Wellgo cleats, or...

Are people using those with the Wellgo cleats, or standard Look cleats?

These are on my 'want' list, though a slew of unexpected expenses means I'm unlikely to get them. DCR suggests they work...
12-10-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 57,928
Posted By expatbrit

Hah! That was in my training path after my...

Hah! That was in my training path after my exploderated and sandbagged (so I'm told by SOMEONE) FTP test that had my HR up in the upper 170s.

I'm into week 4 of that as of today; last night was...
11-26-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,397
Posted By expatbrit

Ooof. jsigone, so sorry to hear this. ANd...

Ooof. jsigone, so sorry to hear this. ANd heading to an MTB trail, where he should have been clear of cars too.
11-24-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 57,928
Posted By expatbrit

Oh! I mostly figured; I actually looked really...

Oh! I mostly figured; I actually looked really hard and wanted a KICKR Core for ages, but the Neo ended up being The One, to quote some movie series or other. It's been pretty good. I thought the...
11-22-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 57,928
Posted By expatbrit

see above for why I went Neo. I think Ill...

see above for why I went Neo.

I think Ill stick with the actual FTP test. I
mught try a ramp to compare, but now Im at a reasonable baseline and probably more accurate, the long FTP will be...
11-22-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 57,928
Posted By expatbrit

2, not 2T. I sort of wanted the 2T (the two...

2, not 2T. I sort of wanted the 2T (the two apparently breaks road feel with some odd acceleration feel/slippage. Its not like Ill be getting good road faking anyway) but the price on the 2 was so...
11-19-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 57,928
Posted By expatbrit

Well. Winter. Dark at night means back to Zwift,...

Well. Winter. Dark at night means back to Zwift, but I took advantage of the Clever Training 20% off sale and swapped my wheel-on Vortex for a shiny (and bloody heavy) Neo 2. I'm mostly a workout...
11-19-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By expatbrit

If you are time-crunched, there may be...

If you are time-crunched, there may be significant advantages to a HIIT regime, depending on your end-goals. There's research around the Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) and it gets...
11-12-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,251
Posted By expatbrit

jsigone is bang on. It's hard -- but the reward...

jsigone is bang on. It's hard -- but the reward is worth it. I broke over 20 bones (luckily, mostly in my face) when I was hit in 2017. It hurt to start with, now with the acetabular column fracture...
08-28-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,331
Posted By expatbrit

Honestly, I bought sight unseen. It's...

Honestly, I bought sight unseen. It's staggeringly unusual for anyone to have in stock a bike in my size; I'm a little taller than you.
06-30-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,167
Posted By expatbrit

Almost over the displaced acetabular column...

Almost over the displaced acetabular column fracture and associated dislocated hip from 19 months ago. I stopped doing QUITE enough targeted exercise for the muscles they had to slice to bolt the...
06-09-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,431
Posted By expatbrit

hahah! I'll shoot you a PM. No idea if I'll...

hahah!

I'll shoot you a PM. No idea if I'll have any time, of course -- my boss will also be in town.
06-07-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,431
Posted By expatbrit

So... Who is in the Sandy Eggo area? :) ...

So...

Who is in the Sandy Eggo area? :)

Looks like I'll be there next week at Cisco Live.

No bicycle, of course, but I don't ride enough anyway...
05-28-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,829
Posted By expatbrit

That's ... way cheap for the new 830! I have a...

That's ... way cheap for the new 830! I have a 530 on order to remind me to eat and drink. :)
05-28-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,829
Posted By expatbrit

Damn. Those are some DEEP wheels. Looks...

Damn.

Those are some DEEP wheels. Looks good!!

I managed to bust up my right knee again riding a week ago Sunday. About 70% of the way thru' the ride after the steep climb and a fast flat-ish...
05-15-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,746
Posted By expatbrit

"Murder cycle"? Really? I ride both. If I...

"Murder cycle"? Really?

I ride both. If I was on the 'murder cycle' when I was hit, I'd be /vastly/ better off.
05-15-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,713
Posted By expatbrit

Work harder.

Work harder.
05-03-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,829
Posted By expatbrit

You know they sell new tyres, right?

You know they sell new tyres, right?
05-03-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,914
Posted By expatbrit

First -- so familiar with blind shopping large...

First -- so familiar with blind shopping large frame bikes for us normal height folks. Huge pain.

So -- I don't have your wingspan (quite -- and that's a first; I'm 6'7 with a 7' wingspan) but I...
04-18-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,551
Posted By expatbrit

jsigone knows of what he speaks, after his...

jsigone knows of what he speaks, after his recovery from an injury a few years ago :) . Listen to your body, ride, and stretch afterwards.
03-24-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,477
Posted By expatbrit

i guess that makes this a zombie thread

i guess that makes this a zombie thread
03-18-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,477
Posted By expatbrit

Good news. You also doing the double?

Good news. You also doing the double?
03-17-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,477
Posted By expatbrit

Hows the knee, Horse? managed to ride all 3...

Hows the knee, Horse?

managed to ride all 3 bikes this week as well as a spin bike in a hotel out in Virginia. Not sure being on the trainer is a good thing, but needs must; I couldnt get off...
03-14-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,477
Posted By expatbrit

Many Happys, jsigone

Many Happys, jsigone
03-13-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,477
Posted By expatbrit

jsigone has no limitations. Except perhaps...

jsigone has no limitations.

Except perhaps lunacy???
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