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07-21-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 176,143
Posted By Flatballer

Out running errands with the kids. It's 102 with...

Out running errands with the kids. It's 102 with a heat index of 132. They're overheating just being in the car and walking into stores. It's brutal out.
07-21-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13,721
Views: 706,460
Posted By Flatballer

3cm is a huge difference. About 90 minutes...

3cm is a huge difference.

About 90 minutes for me this morning. One 20 minute effort in the middle. Really need to do an actual FTP test so I know where I'm training and what my actual TSS and as...
07-20-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Flatballer

Incredible racing. Great stage.

Incredible racing. Great stage.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18,645
Views: 3,690,472
Posted By Flatballer

New 2010+ Force 10 speed rear mech. To replace an...

New 2010+ Force 10 speed rear mech. To replace an old one with too many crashes and too many miles.
07-20-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 886
Posted By Flatballer

New chain, new cable and housing. Something is...

New chain, new cable and housing. Something is still off. I think it's just the time and crashes have taken their toll on the rear mech. The spring doesn't seem very springy.

Bought a new old...
07-20-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 598
Posted By Flatballer

Tough crash. Hard to tell exactly. Looked to me...

Tough crash. Hard to tell exactly. Looked to me like maybe his bullhorn got hooked behind the banner that was blowing out and then ripped him down hard.

Sucks. Kind of a freak accident.

Uran is...
07-20-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By Flatballer

Still kind of baffling. My wife, a...

Still kind of baffling.

My wife, a non-cyclist, thought it was weird that I thought it was weird though. She figured people quit constantly because it's such a long, hard race.

I told her...
07-19-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13,721
Views: 706,460
Posted By Flatballer

A decent morning commute easy, and then an...

A decent morning commute easy, and then an afternoon that became much harder than I meant.

Aimed for 90 minutes easy. Ended up being 105 minutes, with very easy power (like, average 95W) but very...
07-19-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 176,143
Posted By Flatballer

I'm glad nobody at work is a serious cyclist,...

I'm glad nobody at work is a serious cyclist, because the bar wrap job I finished at 1 AM should land me in jail.
07-19-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 379,855
Posted By Flatballer

Had an incident detection go off on my Edge 530...

Had an incident detection go off on my Edge 530 leaving my driveway this morning. I think some brake shudder on the wet rims set it off. Never gave me the option to cancel it either, just started...
07-19-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 176,143
Posted By Flatballer

That's awesome. It looks really tough, but looks...

That's awesome. It looks really tough, but looks super fun.
07-17-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 176,143
Posted By Flatballer

Looking at pictures like this, I can see why...

Looking at pictures like this, I can see why gravel is becoming so popular.

No cars, beautiful vistas.

https://www.velonews.com/2019/07/gravel/gallery-2019-crusher-in-the-tushar_497444
...
07-17-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By Flatballer

More fun name is "devil take the hindmost",...

More fun name is "devil take the hindmost", elimination also.

Track race where the last person across the line after the bell rings is eliminated. My favorite race. Their point is that it's very...
Replies: 712
Views: 58,816
Posted By Flatballer

That's a shame. I figured it would stay smoother...

That's a shame. I figured it would stay smoother longer than that. It was beautiful when it opened.
Replies: 712
Views: 58,816
Posted By Flatballer

Wow, the concrete has weathered..interestingly at...

Wow, the concrete has weathered..interestingly at Rock Hill. Is it just the photo?

When I was there when it opened and for a year or two after it looked super uniform.

Is it just visual or is...
07-16-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13,721
Views: 706,460
Posted By Flatballer

A tale of two commutes. Aiming for zone 1...

A tale of two commutes.

Aiming for zone 1 (Seiler 3 zone model), 135 bpm, watts who knows because I don't know my FTP yet.

Morning averaged spot on 135 bpm, power too low to mention. Felt...
07-16-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,188
Posted By Flatballer

I meant echappist in the race he wasn't in.

I meant echappist in the race he wasn't in.
07-16-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,188
Posted By Flatballer

Did you win?

Did you win?
07-15-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By Flatballer

I haven't watched it, and may not get a chance...

I haven't watched it, and may not get a chance to, but from what I understand EF were the first ones to drive the pace when they wind picked up, but somehow Uran still got caught out and lost a bunch...
Replies: 712
Views: 58,816
Posted By Flatballer

I stop racing on the track (or riding completely...

I stop racing on the track (or riding completely for a while) and you guys give up on my thread.

Shame. I don't see any race reports in the track area at all, at least on the first page. These...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18,645
Views: 3,690,472
Posted By Flatballer

Yeah, I have one I bought a while ago, just put...

Yeah, I have one I bought a while ago, just put it on, haven't ridden it. They're on clearance now since the 5000 is out, but I don't need the best right now, and I've ridden many many 4000s and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18,645
Views: 3,690,472
Posted By Flatballer

Bike needed a refresh after sitting a couple...

Bike needed a refresh after sitting a couple years.

KMC X10.93 chain
Shimano shift cable and housing, white
GP4000s II tires on sale
Conti Race Light tubes
Lizard Skins DSP 2.5mm Red bar tape
07-14-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 886
Posted By Flatballer

Yeah, I'm ordering new chain and new cables and...

Yeah, I'm ordering new chain and new cables and housing to see if sitting maybe got some stuff rusty or dirty a bit.
07-14-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 886
Posted By Flatballer

I had ridden it a month before I noticed this...

I had ridden it a month before I noticed this issue, but it also hadn't been in the stand yet, so I may just not have noticed.
07-13-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 886
Posted By Flatballer

The only difference I noticed with the plates is...

The only difference I noticed with the plates is that some have larger holes for the larger bolt. I'll double check. I'm thinking it's not the wheels though, it's just where the derailleur is ending...
07-13-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 886
Posted By Flatballer

Old wheels no change. If I move the derailleur...

Old wheels no change. If I move the derailleur slightly outboard by hand I can quiet it, but I can't shift it into that position. It's like the indexing is ever so slightly off at the final shift for...
07-13-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 886
Posted By Flatballer

Fixed the cable routing, no change. Replaced the...

Fixed the cable routing, no change. Replaced the 11,12,13T cogs with the old ones, no changes.

I did slow down and see what's happening. Occasionally when the chain comes off the top pulley, the...
Replies: 25
Views: 5,510
Posted By Flatballer

The only thing that stood out (and you're not...

The only thing that stood out (and you're not alone in those pictures) is that your arms look pretty darn straight, which isn't ideal.
07-12-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,864
Posted By Flatballer

You don't have to win a race to win a series. If...

You don't have to win a race to win a series. If you won the TdF but didn't win any stages, would you feel bad?
Replies: 25
Views: 5,510
Posted By Flatballer

Awesome. How did you enjoy it? Have you had...

Awesome. How did you enjoy it?

Have you had a bike fit on that bike, or carefully transferred your measurements from a fit on a different bike?

You should also practice pinning your number,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18,645
Views: 3,690,472
Posted By Flatballer

The gold KMC chains are Titanium Nitride coated....

The gold KMC chains are Titanium Nitride coated. That material happens to be gold colored, but also has excellent wear and friction properties that are good for chains.

Looking cool is a side...
07-09-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13,721
Views: 706,460
Posted By Flatballer

Smart man.

Smart man.
07-09-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 886
Posted By Flatballer

I think I already tried flipping it. For the...

I think I already tried flipping it.

For the B-screw, that's possible, something did seem off. When I had the chain off to initially re-set everything, I could get the b-screw perfect on the big...
07-09-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 176,143
Posted By Flatballer

Dog tore what is essentially her ACL. It has a...

Dog tore what is essentially her ACL. It has a different name in dogs, but whatever. Nephew was throwing the ball for her and she came back limping. Nobody saw it happen. Can't really put any weight...
07-09-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13,721
Views: 706,460
Posted By Flatballer

30 minute commute. Easy pace. I've been...

30 minute commute. Easy pace.

I've been trying out intermittent fasting (the 16/8 style), and it worked well yesterday (the first day I really committed) for the most part, except I didn't eat...
07-07-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By Flatballer

Right, I get that. And I think my point is...

Right, I get that.

And I think my point is that bike racing is different. That's part of why I like it. It's not basically an ITT with lots of other people at the same time, it doesn't have huge...
07-07-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By Flatballer

I think what the distinction I'm likely making,...

I think what the distinction I'm likely making, even if I'm not thinking about it much, is that a bike race should either be solo/team against the clock, or should have tactics, ideally without mixed...
07-07-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By Flatballer

35.5 mph for 30 minutes. Absolutely blazing ride.

35.5 mph for 30 minutes. Absolutely blazing ride.
07-07-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By Flatballer

No, because it's a race. Does everyone in...

No, because it's a race.

Does everyone in all categories racing for all things go off together? Or are their waves? Can people work with people from other waves? It just seems like winning a big...
07-06-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By Flatballer

I would be embarrassed to wear a rainbow jersey I...

I would be embarrassed to wear a rainbow jersey I got for winning a gran Fondo.
07-06-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 379,855
Posted By Flatballer

99% of the time I don't see the point of road...

99% of the time I don't see the point of road discs.

And then I almost end up in the road off the end of my driveway because cold rims taken outside into high humidity early in the morning means...
07-06-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 886
Posted By Flatballer

I did violate the rule by changing two things,...

I did violate the rule by changing two things, for sure. Didn't change the chain, not a bad idea, but the chain isn't that worn, and the way its jumping on the wheel isn't under load or anything,...
07-06-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 886
Posted By Flatballer

Clicking Jockey Wheels

Alright mechanical gurus. I've reached my limit of skill and patience.

Force 10 speed, KMC gold chain.

I'm getting some overall noise, and in the smallest cog especially the chain is clicking...
07-06-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 176,143
Posted By Flatballer

Be safe those of you in the So Cal. Sounds scary...

Be safe those of you in the So Cal. Sounds scary and maybe a bad one coming.
07-06-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13,721
Views: 706,460
Posted By Flatballer

90 minutes or so. Hair over 20 miles, 1400 feet. ...

90 minutes or so. Hair over 20 miles, 1400 feet.

That's a lot of climbing for me, and it was all pretty steep and punchy. Also my longest ride yet since I've been back.

Was aiming for Z1 (of...
07-05-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 379,855
Posted By Flatballer

I rarely trust anyone else to do as good of a job...

I rarely trust anyone else to do as good of a job as I can, even if it takes me longer.

There's a picture I saw yesterday of a brand new Sworks or something that an LBS built up. The rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18,645
Views: 3,690,472
Posted By Flatballer

I didn't get any extra points. Weird.

I didn't get any extra points. Weird.
07-04-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 379,855
Posted By Flatballer

So I got my Edge 530 and Assioma Duo pedals (plus...

So I got my Edge 530 and Assioma Duo pedals (plus a new Tickr and Wahoo speed).

The new tech is absolutely amazing.

Put the pedals on, calibrate them after a sprint, and they just work from...
07-04-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13,721
Views: 706,460
Posted By Flatballer

Hour early dad ride in time to get the kids when...

Hour early dad ride in time to get the kids when they woke up. I like this ride and will start doing it more. I can get time in and not feel guilty because my wife still gets to sleep in.

Mostly...
07-03-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 379,855
Posted By Flatballer

Hanger was slightly bent, but the hanger bolts...

Hanger was slightly bent, but the hanger bolts were also loose. Tightened them, aligned the hanger, something still isn't quite right. Put the old upper jockey back and that maybe helped a smidgen,...
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