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04-21-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,798
Posted By aplcr0331

The reason why you can't understand it is because...

The reason why you can't understand it is because 90% of these "stories" are made up...

When you read these Walter Mitty accounts of glory about passing some "lycra clad racer" pay attention to...
04-21-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,482
Posted By aplcr0331

According to the NHTSA cyclists deaths are...

According to the NHTSA cyclists deaths are highest between 6-9pm, and most deaths occur in urban areas (75%). The CDC says that cyclists aged 50-59 have the highest bicycle death rates. Since I'm now...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,009
Posted By aplcr0331

I've got an older model, 2016, and it's a great...

I've got an older model, 2016, and it's a great bike. It's my first carbon bike and rides quite a bit better than my Allez did. Feels reasonably light and maneuverable. I'm not a serious cyclist and...
04-13-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,818
Posted By aplcr0331

Am I reading this right? Under 5lbs lost in a...

Am I reading this right? Under 5lbs lost in a week, A-OK. But over 5lbs in a week and...organs will come out of my body?
04-12-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,572
Posted By aplcr0331

It was until I hit that hill. What tire do...

It was until I hit that hill.

What tire do you recommend?
04-08-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,572
Posted By aplcr0331

My tire scores well in a *test* - "Well, that's...

My tire scores well in a *test* - "Well, that's good data!" and "anyone riding these tires must be amazing and awesome, just like me"

Tires don't score well in a "test" - "but muh variables",...
04-04-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,816
Posted By aplcr0331

Thatís good speed, certainly faster than me.

Thatís good speed, certainly faster than me.
04-04-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By aplcr0331

Gonna see a lot of this nowadays. No bikes...

Gonna see a lot of this nowadays.

No bikes anywhere. I placed an order for a Trek Emonda for my wife in Sep 2020. Itís not arriving until 2022 now.

We just decided on a decent used Liv Avail.
...
04-01-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,302
Posted By aplcr0331

Thatís because that is what it was. 2019-2020 was...

Thatís because that is what it was. 2019-2020 was a bad flu year, in fact it was shaping up to be as bad as 2017-2018, but it was cut short by five weeks due to Covid.The first peak was earlier than...
04-01-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,302
Posted By aplcr0331

You had it last winter? Just a few months ago? Do...

You had it last winter? Just a few months ago? Do you have a power meter? How are your segment times looking? Did you do some training over the winter? Sounds like you feel positive that this year...
04-01-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,212
Posted By aplcr0331

The vast majority of my interactions are neutral,...

The vast majority of my interactions are neutral, but when there is an "interaction" for the most part those are positive. I try to give out good karma, always smile at drivers, salute when they wait...
03-31-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,342
Posted By aplcr0331

I must not ride enough. This **** never happens...

I must not ride enough. This **** never happens to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,801
Posted By aplcr0331

I wanted some orange socks and ended up with some...

I wanted some orange socks and ended up with some from GripGrab...a goofy name but they're great socks. I like my socks thin and these fit that bill plus they're low cut come up to just about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,175
Posted By aplcr0331

Weird, I've used Conti for my "nice" riding for 5...

Weird, I've used Conti for my "nice" riding for 5 years. First the 4000's and now the 5000's. I'm conservative when I change my tires and change them out at around 2,500 miles and there was life in...
03-25-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 817
Posted By aplcr0331

Interestingly enough I have loud hubs because...

Interestingly enough I have loud hubs because they work so well on my commute. I have about 10 miles of my commute on a MUP and in the past saying "On your left" produced some interesting results...
03-23-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By aplcr0331

I'd love to get over and do this sometime this...

I'd love to get over and do this sometime this year with my road bike. Which side should I plan to ride this from? Looking at Strava segments and it seems like you can go from either side.

Are...
03-19-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,333
Posted By aplcr0331

Of course not, keep riding. I always...

Of course not, keep riding.

I always respected Shawn a lot. Really enjoyed in the NBA that he would try to block shots. I know the cool thing to do was to "ooh" and "ahh" at the dunks...but those...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,437
Posted By aplcr0331

Great write up, super helpful thank you! My,...

Great write up, super helpful thank you!

My, mostly empty, dome piece is 58.5cm. It seems a lot of helmet makers have 58 as their cut for large/medium sizes. When I go large it's looks stupid....
03-09-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,495
Posted By aplcr0331

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-09-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,662
Posted By aplcr0331

I occasionally see MTBíers and from what I have...

I occasionally see MTBíers and from what I have seen just about anything goes clothing wise.

I smell the weed way before I notice the clothes theyíre wearing though.

Too baked to turn off their...
03-08-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 995
Posted By aplcr0331

In my state we classify e-bikes into 3...

In my state we classify e-bikes into 3 categories. Categories 1 and 2 are allowed on MUP and other places regular bikes are allowed (sidewalks provided there's no safe alternative in the road). Cat 3...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,376
Posted By aplcr0331

Iím 50, and do my commutes on a road bike. ...

Iím 50, and do my commutes on a road bike.

My regular commute is 18.5mi with a Cat4 climb near the end, long and steady. I have a longer route that is 32mi that I do from time to time.

Itís...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,650
Posted By aplcr0331

Yeesh. I'm 235lbs right now...no way I'm trying...

Yeesh. I'm 235lbs right now...no way I'm trying to get max power on my trainer, lol...poor thing already creaks and moans like a wooden bridge with a semi truck on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By aplcr0331

I bet they have a mount on Shapeways already....

I bet they have a mount on Shapeways already. Here's one from a UK shop; https://bicyclechain.co.uk/product/54811/specialized-todo-todo/

Perhaps that will work. And maybe look at Barfly and K-Edge...
02-17-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,091
Posted By aplcr0331

For the last 3 years I've ridden the Shimano Pro...

For the last 3 years I've ridden the Shimano Pro Stealth (Carbon rail on my road bike and regular rail on my trainer). I got both saddles on a deal through a bike club. Paid just over $200 for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,500
Posted By aplcr0331

I watched the full video from the OP finally, and...

I watched the full video from the OP finally, and it's not what I was expecting and certainly wasn't bagging on Carbon. I mean he rides carbon bikes anyway. But now I can tell who didn't watch the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,500
Posted By aplcr0331

Well, I watched the video and a few more....

Well, I watched the video and a few more. Interesting dude, seems he's an engineer of some sort. The best video I watched was the one on crank arm length, he did some very cool modeling.

I've seen...
02-15-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By aplcr0331

I have a CycleOps Hammer and the weight limit is...

I have a CycleOps Hammer and the weight limit is 300lbs. My wifeís Wahoo Snap weight limit is 250lbs. Thatís for rider and bike.

Perhaps Tacx Neo would have a higher limit, in pictures it looks...
02-10-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,513
Posted By aplcr0331

Ummm, hello? What about me? I'm unemployed so I'm...

Ummm, hello? What about me? I'm unemployed so I'm not out there eye-gouging mother nature with my Toyota Corolla everyday.

Where's MY money?
02-10-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,513
Posted By aplcr0331

I remember that meme, there's was some pretty...

I remember that meme, there's was some pretty good ones.

Go Ahead, It's Legal (https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_fit,f_auto,g_center,pg_1,q_60,w_645/yevucwg0qoflrlywptjs.jpg)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,780
Posted By aplcr0331

Yep, that's too low. As others have...

Yep, that's too low.

As others have mentioned; Update KICKR firmware. Check YOUR settings in the App, make sure the app is up to date as well. Make sure height and weight are correct.

Do you...
02-02-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,154
Posted By aplcr0331

Cool. I was booking down the highway in the...

Cool.

I was booking down the highway in the little ring, as I do from time to time, and a trucker I was drafting kept putting fingers out his window to let me know my speed.

Later me and my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,369
Posted By aplcr0331

Highly doubtful a 16 year old cyclist would get...

Highly doubtful a 16 year old cyclist would get their BP up to 220 when they were only cycling at 75% capacity. You certainly wouldn't have 220 as your HR when only riding at 75%.

I mean if I ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,369
Posted By aplcr0331

Heres a few studies. ...

Heres a few studies.

https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/53/14/859

This study states that ďOur findings confirm modest but consistent reductions in SBP in many studied exercise interventions across...
01-25-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,134
Posted By aplcr0331

I'm still stuck inside. Failed yesterday's...

I'm still stuck inside. Failed yesterday's workout.

But I'm sitting at 18 hours for the month.
01-25-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 45,421
Posted By aplcr0331

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/blatherwycke_lake_8820da89904ea11ddc1d324a4921fb1ffb691415.jpg
Blatherwycke Lake in the UK
01-25-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By aplcr0331

Is that stand up white fan your only cooling? My...

Is that stand up white fan your only cooling? My inside riding changed significantly once I got another fan and I got one of the blower models that sits on the floor with an adjustable blower. Here's...
01-25-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,032
Posted By aplcr0331

I typically can't go below 45F. I will commute...

I typically can't go below 45F. I will commute around those temps, but often see temps lower than this when I get down by the river.

I usually ride outside between March 15th and end of October...
01-20-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,406
Posted By aplcr0331

So are these group rides where everyone knows...

So are these group rides where everyone knows it's kind of like a race? Are people trying to "win"?

I've only done group rides where people stick together, or maybe a few go off the front for a...
01-20-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By aplcr0331

I tried Zwift back in December 2016 but for some...

I tried Zwift back in December 2016 but for some reason it didn't click for me. I tried some of the workouts, just riding around, and even tried a race or two (oh boy!). I just enjoy riding outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 02:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By aplcr0331

Yes, all of the above.Specialized, Giant, and...

Yes, all of the above.Specialized, Giant, and Canyon increase prices (https://road.cc/content/news/specialized-canyon-and-giant-increase-bike-prices-278405)
ĒSeveral major bike brands have increased...
01-17-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,154
Posted By aplcr0331

Go with whichever is higher. I actually use...

Go with whichever is higher.

I actually use a Wahoo speed sensor on my front hub with my Bolt. Is it accurate? Meh...itís consistent so thatís what I go with.

Weíre not in danger of setting any...
01-17-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16,236
Views: 968,544
Posted By aplcr0331

How old are you? Are you feeling tired (wore...

How old are you? Are you feeling tired (wore down) quite a bit now?

I had this same thing happen to me, subtle weight gain, low energy. I was tired before I got tired while exercising if that...
01-16-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By aplcr0331

I have a CycleOps Hammer (1st Gen) and I used...

I have a CycleOps Hammer (1st Gen) and I used TrainerRoad to calibrate. Do it about once a week or so.

Also, I just moved my trainer across the room so I calibrated it using the Saris app first.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,030
Posted By aplcr0331

Weird...I'm the opposite, I wanted my heel to...

Weird...I'm the opposite, I wanted my heel to stay in place.

I wear Giro Empire SLX shoes because I can use the laces to tie a heel lock pattern which works decently. No problems on centuries or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,227
Posted By aplcr0331

My HR Zones Recovery up to 123 Endurance...

My HR Zones

Recovery up to 123
Endurance 124 - 150
Tempo 151 - 170
Threshold 171 - 189
Anaerobic 190 - 201
01-12-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,134
Posted By aplcr0331

Wow, I REALLY like that color. Enjoy the...

Wow, I REALLY like that color.

Enjoy the ride!
01-11-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,507
Posted By aplcr0331

I typically start my cycling "season" in November...

I typically start my cycling "season" in November after a few weeks off the bike. I resume riding the trainer in earnest and at that time I will begin changing the ****ty eating habits I've...
01-11-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,663
Posted By aplcr0331

Yep, grab a couple different kinds. If this is...

Yep, grab a couple different kinds. If this is your first time wrapping it's good to have a spare or two. I have a dedicated frame on my trainer that stays there all year round. I change out the tape...
01-10-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,663
Posted By aplcr0331

My favorite is Zipp Service Course CX. I like...

My favorite is Zipp Service Course CX. I like Supacaz too, and their plugs are great.

Lizard Skins didnít suite me.
Fizik was pretty good too.
Shimano Pro Control is another real good one.

I...
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