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Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-12, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By tbonez

Back on the bike..need fitting advice

I was injured about six months ago and had to take six months off of the bike...I got back on tonight and realized my fitment issues haven't magically vanished in the six months I was off the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-11, 07:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,751
Posted By tbonez

One additional question...I was told that...

One additional question...I was told that training with a hrm is basically useless for faser paced rididing. This was because if you were working hard enough in training that your hr would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-11, 07:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,751
Posted By tbonez

I really like the grainy plan and will follow it...

I really like the grainy plan and will follow it for the next month or so and see how it goes..My plan to win the tour is unfortunately at and end for this year.:lol: What is a respectable speed a 36...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,751
Posted By tbonez

I started about 9 months ago. I was putting 120...

I started about 9 months ago. I was putting 120 to a 150 miles a week at the end of summer. When winter came I started doing an hournon the trainer a night and really pushing it. For the last month I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-11, 03:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,751
Posted By tbonez

Sufferfest mostly but some coach Troy....Is 17mph...

Sufferfest mostly but some coach Troy....Is 17mph average dog slow over 30 miles or something?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-11, 03:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,751
Posted By tbonez

Why does my performance suck?

I've been on the trainer all winter and have been putting 20 or so miles on the bike a day...Today I did an approximatly 30 mile charity ride. I went with one strong tri rider and two guys that...
04-09-11, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By tbonez

It depends on what you consider Atlanta. I ride...

It depends on what you consider Atlanta. I ride in Alpharetta/canton which most people consider Atlanta and in my opinion it doesn't get much better. There are rolling country roads with nothing but...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-11, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By tbonez

In before - you cant train effectively without a...

In before - you cant train effectively without a power meter.


In all seriousness I have been told that you cant rely on the simple age/weight heart rate calculations. You need to figure out...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-11, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By tbonez

No its a bike lane with painted symbols...I dont...

No its a bike lane with painted symbols...I dont know what they were thinking by gaping the asphault up.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-11, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By tbonez

Good advice...Im wondering who to contact, maybe...

Good advice...Im wondering who to contact, maybe DOT?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-11, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By tbonez

Bike Lanes

I have been driving around my local area looking for bike lines. The DOT has cut 1 inch wide and two inch deep gaps every 5 to 10 foot into the pavement in an effort to alert drivers to the fact that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-11, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By tbonez

Re-fit questions from a noob

Due to back surgery I had my handlebar stem flipped to give me a more comfortable (higher) riding position when I purchased it. My riding and felxibility are improving so I put the handlebar stem...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-11, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 907
Posted By tbonez

You are either a really laid back or really...

You are either a really laid back or really docile. If that happened to my bike after 50 miles I wouldnt pay a dime and they would be replacing the frame....Thats clearly shop error. That is not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-11, 05:40 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,697
Posted By tbonez

I have to admit I scratch my head when I see...

I have to admit I scratch my head when I see someone that is 30 or 40 pounds overweight obsessing and paying double for a bike part that weighs a few grams more than another....Its their money I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,733
Posted By tbonez

To be honest I am somewhat suprised by the...

To be honest I am somewhat suprised by the comments made about the reasoning behind a test ride. When I purchased I was looking at a Madone, a Roubaix and a Synapse. Each shop allowed me an extended...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-11, 04:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,738
Posted By tbonez

I personally feel gearing has a lot to do with...

I personally feel gearing has a lot to do with it...I purchased a bike with the Apex group set and I had multiple people tell me my bike would climb like a billgoat because of it. Im a fairly new...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-11, 07:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,023
Posted By tbonez

I have the same bike and I felt the seat was...

I have the same bike and I felt the seat was garbage just like you. Do a little research on the Specialized Romin seat. It solved my problems...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-11, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By tbonez

Another good piece of advice...Thanks!

Another good piece of advice...Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By tbonez

I've spent a chunk of change at this bike store...

I've spent a chunk of change at this bike store so I am going to see if I can swing a second fit. Thanks and thats a good idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By tbonez

Very interesting and thanks. From reading the...

Very interesting and thanks. From reading the views I am down between the Specialized Romin and the Selle SMP. I am going to check out what brands they have...Thanks!

I most definitely have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By tbonez

Cycling pain and what to change

I picked up my bike (Specialized Roubaix) about six months ago and had a professional fit. I have been working through saddle pain, taint pain, shoulder pain and hand pain. I havent taken a break for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-11, 08:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,833
Posted By tbonez

I always heard Fargo was the steepest ride (at...

I always heard Fargo was the steepest ride (at least in North America)...
I know a bunch of people ride modified bikes to get up it. Its 32%...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgIL6eHHgZU
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-11, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By tbonez

LULZ...My balls may stink but not like hydraulic...

LULZ...My balls may stink but not like hydraulic fluid...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-11, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By tbonez

Might be...I dont smell it while I am riding,...

Might be...I dont smell it while I am riding, however. Maybe it is the frog in a boiling pot syndrome, however...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-11, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By tbonez

Thats a good point...I checked earlier but maybe...

Thats a good point...I checked earlier but maybe it is a super slow leak.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-11, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By tbonez

Well the trainer is in the basement....

Well the trainer is in the basement....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-11, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By tbonez

Trainer smell

I have been tracking a weird smell in the house that invaded after Christmas. It smells like hydraulic fluid and I can only smell it when I just walk in the door. Im trying to figure out if it is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-10, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By tbonez

Specialized Roubaix elite...

Specialized Roubaix elite...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-10, 06:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,007
Posted By tbonez

This is a really good post and I appreciate the...

This is a really good post and I appreciate the info...I am a gun owner and do carry to protect myself. I have never pulled a gun in anger and there have been plenty of times that if my anger was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-10, 06:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,007
Posted By tbonez

I do and I regularly conceal carry in the car and...

I do and I regularly conceal carry in the car and on my person (Ruger LCP)....Im actually afraid to carry on the bike, however. Its this very type of instance that scares me. I probably would have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-10, 06:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,007
Posted By tbonez

I was cruising along maybe 15-18mph or...

I was cruising along maybe 15-18mph or so...Nothing fast but he cut me off really close. Maybe if I had a few more months/years in the saddle I might have been able to avoid it. With my current...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-10, 06:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,007
Posted By tbonez

He was on my back left corner...maybe blind spot...

He was on my back left corner...maybe blind spot isnt the right terminology. I turned around and spotted him coming up on me I just assumed that he was pacing me to find a good spot to go around....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-10, 06:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,007
Posted By tbonez

I am new to road cycling how do I avoid this?...

I am new to road cycling how do I avoid this? Obviously I was stupid but I figured he was being nice waiting for a good spot to go around me...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-10, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,007
Posted By tbonez

I now understand cycling rage

I was out for my nightly ride and I notice a gray mustang pulling around me..He slows down and paces in my blind spot for about 50 foot. I think he is just being courteous and waiting for a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,016
Posted By tbonez

Interesting..thanks!

Interesting..thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-10, 11:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,016
Posted By tbonez

This brings up another question..Do cars have to...

This brings up another question..Do cars have to wait until a passing lane to pass a cyclist?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-10, 11:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,016
Posted By tbonez

Im new to road cycling but I have never...

Im new to road cycling but I have never understood these signs...When I took the drivers test in my state it clearly stated that bikes had pretty much the same legal rights as motorized vehicles...So...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-10, 05:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,746
Posted By tbonez

I had the same issue and basically couldnt walk...

I had the same issue and basically couldnt walk for three months between January and March of this year. I had a 4 hour laminectomy/discectomy surgery in March. It took me two weeks to get back up on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-10, 07:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,600
Posted By tbonez

I cant wait....I dont get it until Wednesday....

I cant wait....I dont get it until Wednesday. They didnt have my pedals and the bike wasnt built. I am doing the professional fit so I am glad I am not doing it on a rushed weekend day. I have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-10, 07:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,600
Posted By tbonez

I visited two LBS and both said the same thing...

I visited two LBS and both said the same thing about the Roubaix Elite...They both said that the 2011 elite has last years top of the line frame and nothing in its class is touching it right now due...
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