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08-10-17, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13,952
Views: 741,089
Posted By Blackdays

Thinking of changing my coach after a year and a...

Thinking of changing my coach after a year and a half of training, and seeing no real improvement in my threshold (the key metric I wanted to increase).

I don't think the high tempo/zone 3 (~80%...
05-30-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 261,606
Posted By Blackdays

Clearly you've never met Jason Saltzman.

Clearly you've never met Jason Saltzman.
05-15-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,863
Posted By Blackdays

This was interesting to read. I'm pretty small as...

This was interesting to read. I'm pretty small as well, (5'7, 125lbs), and do all of my interval work on Mt. Tam/on grades.

I should probably start doing more work on the flats.
05-12-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,927
Posted By Blackdays

For sure - I didn't think you meant it...

For sure - I didn't think you meant it negatively.

The sprint does come around the bend, but there's a good bit of lead up + higher elevation coming down which actually gives great visibility.
...
05-12-17, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,927
Posted By Blackdays

The ride didn't put anyone into a coma. It was a...

The ride didn't put anyone into a coma. It was a distracted teenager in a car.
03-04-17, 12:20 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,219,754
Posted By Blackdays

Fortunately some good samaritans kept the Uber...

Fortunately some good samaritans kept the Uber driver there till the cops showed up. I was pretty much incapacitated on the ground, and in a total state of shock.

Haven't really been able to get...
03-03-17, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,219,754
Posted By Blackdays

Got hit by a distracted Uber driver playing on...

Got hit by a distracted Uber driver playing on his phone, and have a pretty serious lower back injury. Season might be over :(
01-22-17, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 140,202
Posted By Blackdays

Nope, canceled.

Nope, canceled.
01-17-17, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13,952
Views: 741,089
Posted By Blackdays

I was expecting you to lap the B field.

I was expecting you to lap the B field.
01-02-17, 06:46 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 28,423
Posted By Blackdays

So I've been wanting to get more into Zwift with...

So I've been wanting to get more into Zwift with how crappy the weather has been around here (and will continue to be).

I have the first gen Cycleops Fluid trainer and just transmit power through...
12-30-16, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,219,754
Posted By Blackdays

This has happened to me twice in ~12 months in...

This has happened to me twice in ~12 months in that tunnel, both times the cop (who's almost always positioned right outside that tunnel) saw it and pulled the ******* over.

I would imagine...
12-27-16, 12:57 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,219,754
Posted By Blackdays

Who're you going to? Personally I've had the best...

Who're you going to? Personally I've had the best experience in SF with City & County and Roaring Mouse. The former is a bit higher end and will charge more, but John knows his stuff. Roaring Mouse...
12-23-16, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 974,221
Posted By Blackdays

Aren't we all?

Aren't we all?
09-01-16, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,219,754
Posted By Blackdays

Welcome to the city! Hope you brought a jacket!

Welcome to the city! Hope you brought a jacket!
08-20-16, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,289,197
Posted By Blackdays

Yeah I definitely haven't been pulling my weight...

Yeah I definitely haven't been pulling my weight - rough season with a knee injury.

But Abdalah is whipping me into shape, so see at the Giro!
08-18-16, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 87,955
Posted By Blackdays

Pittsburgh is great! Although I imagine riding...

Pittsburgh is great! Although I imagine riding around the city itself was a little chaotic?
08-14-16, 02:32 AM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,289,197
Posted By Blackdays

Yikes - let me clarify: our building, but the...

Yikes - let me clarify: our building, but the landlord leases the garage out since no one in the building has a car.
08-13-16, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,289,197
Posted By Blackdays

Yikes, yeah that would make it hard to find a...

Yikes, yeah that would make it hard to find a bike that fits.
08-12-16, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,289,197
Posted By Blackdays

San Francisco is strange - they require natural...

San Francisco is strange - they require natural ventilation in the garages. There's also a Ferarri 458 Italia parked inside of it that hasn't moved in the ~12 months I've been here.

Also - I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-16, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 16,388,900
Posted By Blackdays

End of season bike status: ...

End of season bike status:

https://s9.postimg.org/8nqwkujyn/Full_Size_Render.jpg
08-12-16, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,289,197
Posted By Blackdays

As it stands approaching the end of the season: ...

As it stands approaching the end of the season:

https://s9.postimg.org/8nqwkujyn/Full_Size_Render.jpg
07-31-16, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 140,202
Posted By Blackdays

I'm hesitant to mention names because the details...

I'm hesitant to mention names because the details are a little fuzzy (Bahati wasn't racing though).

Ben (junior) seems to be doing alright. Thom was down for a while, and they had to bring an...
07-31-16, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 140,202
Posted By Blackdays

San Rafael was awesome last night. Too bad...

San Rafael was awesome last night.

Too bad for all the drama though - hope the Specialized/Swift guys are doing alright.
07-18-16, 12:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,923
Posted By Blackdays

Does exactly what it said it would, a 100% of the...

Does exactly what it said it would, a 100% of the time.

But I do think there are a lot of variables at play with any power meter, and what works well for me may not work well for someone else and...
07-13-16, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,923
Posted By Blackdays

I've been using a Pioneer dual leg setup for the...

I've been using a Pioneer dual leg setup for the last month (with the computer) and it's been flawless so far.

The setup is less clean than Stages, but I'll trade that for reliability.
06-09-16, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 652,316
Posted By Blackdays

Returned the Stages after the second failed unit....

Returned the Stages after the second failed unit.

Went with a dual-sided Pioneer setup (upgrade kit on my existing DA9000 crank) + pioneer head unit.

It's been awesome so far - no dropouts, and...
05-14-16, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 87,955
Posted By Blackdays

It was good seeing at least one Squadra dude in a...

It was good seeing at least one Squadra dude in a sea of H24 and TMB.
05-07-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 87,955
Posted By Blackdays

Berkeley Hills: Ouch - that is all.

Berkeley Hills: Ouch - that is all.
04-19-16, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 652,316
Posted By Blackdays

Let us know what you decide. I'm considering...

Let us know what you decide.

I'm considering returning the Stages and getting a pioneer right now.

The drop outs are getting ridiculous (on my second unit), and the customer service has been...
04-01-16, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 652,316
Posted By Blackdays

What're you paired to?

What're you paired to?
04-01-16, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 652,316
Posted By Blackdays

I can confirm they haven't addressed the issue. ...

I can confirm they haven't addressed the issue.

I'm on my second 9000 second gen arm and it's already crapped out on me after 2 days.
04-01-16, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 652,316
Posted By Blackdays

Did you try it with a different head unit? ...

Did you try it with a different head unit?

Not to say I would entertain the thought of parting with my beloved 500, but...
03-31-16, 11:37 PM
03-31-16, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 652,316
Posted By Blackdays

Anyone have data drop out issues with Stages? ...

Anyone have data drop out issues with Stages?

On my second unit now via a warranty with the new gen Stages, connected to an edge 500. Data (cadence/power) drops out constantly on the warranty...
03-28-16, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,219,754
Posted By Blackdays

Ah - unfortunately I'm tiny so my frames are...

Ah - unfortunately I'm tiny so my frames are 50's. Shouldn't have trouble finding a bike in that size though.
03-28-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,219,754
Posted By Blackdays

Size?

Size?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-16, 11:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,324
Posted By Blackdays

Awesome man! Go out and put some miles on that...

Awesome man! Go out and put some miles on that thing!
03-15-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,219,754
Posted By Blackdays

Thanks for the best wishes! Bike is potentially...

Thanks for the best wishes! Bike is potentially fine - I rode away from the crash just fine.

I'll have to get it on the stand and do a thorough inspection later.
03-15-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,219,754
Posted By Blackdays

Collided head on with a poorly lit cyclist this...

Collided head on with a poorly lit cyclist this morning on the Mill Valley bike path.

Whiplash. Everything hurts. Etc.
03-14-16, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,219,754
Posted By Blackdays

Plenty of opportunity for that background in the...

Plenty of opportunity for that background in the SF bay area.

Almost some of the best riding in the US. I moved out here from Cleveland, OH - and haven't looked back.
03-14-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 87,955
Posted By Blackdays

E4's - asked around but no luck unfortunately. ...

E4's - asked around but no luck unfortunately.

I was definitely bummed out, but I heard the race was fairly sketchy with a few early crashed so it may have been for the best.
03-13-16, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 87,955
Posted By Blackdays

Todd absolutely killed that race! Bariani...

Todd absolutely killed that race!

Bariani RR:

Drove 1h30m from SF. Forgot helmet. The end.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-15, 07:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,166
Posted By Blackdays

You must be the most sterile person on this forum.

You must be the most sterile person on this forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,803,357
Posted By Blackdays

You have no idea how jealous I am.

You have no idea how jealous I am.
11-29-15, 11:17 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,840
Posted By Blackdays

Pretty simple since I'm only about ~2 months back...

Pretty simple since I'm only about ~2 months back after a 4 year hiatus:

-Get a feel for the bay area/NorCal racing scene by participating in at least 15 races. I think it will be very different...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,444
Posted By Blackdays

Uh, what?

Uh, what?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,105
Posted By Blackdays

I chose which neighborhood to live in and decided...

I chose which neighborhood to live in and decided against buying a car this year just so I could spend more on bikes/bike-stuff.

But I would never say that out loud to anyone in person.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-15, 09:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,275
Posted By Blackdays

34 - pretty flat chested.

34 - pretty flat chested.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-15, 04:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,275
Posted By Blackdays

I hope you're being sarcastic - clothing fit is...

I hope you're being sarcastic - clothing fit is one of the most important aspects of comfortable riding, right behind a good bike/saddle fit.

OP - I'm 5'7, 125lb's so I feel your pain. XS "Aero...
11-14-15, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,219,754
Posted By Blackdays

This 100x.

This 100x.
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