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05-09-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By vesteroid

Just to be different and mess with trojan I am...

Just to be different and mess with trojan I am going to go the other way. The science of training seems to me to be changing. Before it was lots of miles in zone 3. Today HIIT seems to offer much...
04-30-16, 03:11 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,953
Posted By vesteroid

I am getting ready to do my own version of Tahoe...

I am getting ready to do my own version of Tahoe Mountains dark ages brett stout. That is one fantastic beer and I hope it will be ready by winter if I brew it now.
04-30-16, 02:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,111
Posted By vesteroid

Been know to have liquid therapy after those...

Been know to have liquid therapy after those centuries also ...
04-30-16, 02:51 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,953
Posted By vesteroid

sucks polishing that skin off those chrome pipes...

sucks polishing that skin off those chrome pipes :)
04-21-16, 02:18 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,953
Posted By vesteroid

buy a concord 10 gallon if you want to do 5 g...

buy a concord 10 gallon if you want to do 5 g batches of either extract or brew in a bag. Cheap pots but decent enough for starting. You can always turn it into a HLT later in life if you keep...
04-21-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,953
Posted By vesteroid

i figurd yous smart folks new 20 gallon kettles...

i figurd yous smart folks new 20 gallon kettles make 10 gallon beers.... :)

I made a 3 tag keezer and usually split my batches into 2 types of yeast or aging so actually two five gallon batches...
04-21-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By vesteroid

I was close to your size when I started riding. ...

I was close to your size when I started riding.

I started with speedplay and never had an issue. You can obviously go with mtb pedals, but dont think you HAVE to.
04-21-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,953
Posted By vesteroid

Had no idea you folks were brewing. I have a 20g...

Had no idea you folks were brewing. I have a 20g electric set up in my garage. Problem is I like brewing it more than I like drinking it.
04-21-16, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By vesteroid

The cycling vs muscle weight issue...It of course...

The cycling vs muscle weight issue...It of course is true, but I see absolutely no reason it applies to anyone on this board. I use to believe that and used that as a reason that I only ran or...
04-20-16, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By vesteroid

I posted elsewhere here about doing crossfit vs...

I posted elsewhere here about doing crossfit vs the bike.

I am now in week 8 of crossfit and have a real love hate relationship going with it. I have scaled back from 5 days a week in the gym to...
04-15-16, 05:51 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,953
Posted By vesteroid

IBOHUNT shoot boy, i just started drinking...

IBOHUNT shoot boy, i just started drinking again.....long lay off. Just dropped under 250 today Yay!. The new cross fit gym is flat kicking my ass. Odd workouts, its warm up, do some silly...
04-14-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,953
Posted By vesteroid

Ibo, really sorry to hear that, let me know if I...

Ibo, really sorry to hear that, let me know if I can help in any way.
04-13-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,768
Posted By vesteroid

size 15 shoes (size 50 bike shoes) I several...

size 15 shoes (size 50 bike shoes) I several standard pedals.

the duck thing takes concentration and weight loss to correct. Its just like faster cadence, it takes practice but you can do it. I...
04-06-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By vesteroid

Strength vs Cardio...my experience so far

I have done the yo-yo weight thing as well as seen my cardio go way up in capacity and go way down over the last 10 years. Even though I got as far as running a half marathon, and riding centuries,...
03-31-16, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,411
Posted By vesteroid

I would suggest you drop the bike for a month and...

I would suggest you drop the bike for a month and work on general fitness. Getting stronger in your legs by longer walks, doing some mild core work, and balance work. There are TONS of no equipment...
12-28-15, 01:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,731
Posted By vesteroid

I have a kikr and like zwift more than...

I have a kikr and like zwift more than trainerroad these days.

I like the interface with other riders rather than just watching a bar graph.
12-17-15, 09:44 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,375
Posted By vesteroid

Oh and for the record th, I won't be upgrading my...

Oh and for the record th, I won't be upgrading my group this year :)
12-17-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,375
Posted By vesteroid

Luv y'all mean it but no way I ride that late...

Luv y'all mean it but no way I ride that late Jan. And for the record Mrs. Vest if probably 1.5 times as fit as she was last time you saw her, she got serious about a year ago and now is a beast......
12-17-15, 11:51 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,421
Posted By vesteroid

You crack me up :) I fell in love with...

You crack me up :)

I fell in love with smithwick zero socks a few year ago and thats all I wear now. They hardly come out of my shoes...I even wear them in the dead of winter here. And I wear...
12-17-15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,375
Posted By vesteroid

joe, let me get through january. If I can get my...

joe, let me get through january. If I can get my ftp back over 200 and can do 4 straight hours on the bike without dying I may try the century. Its not much climbing.
12-17-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,550
Posted By vesteroid

Ill only throw in one piece of advice. I have...

Ill only throw in one piece of advice. I have been every where between 270 and 211 on wheels and looking at training peaks have about 4800 miles on bikes over a couple of years. I never wrote down...
12-17-15, 11:00 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,375
Posted By vesteroid

Jeff, i have doubts about my fitness for that...

Jeff, i have doubts about my fitness for that ride.

Long story short for some of the folks here I use to know :) Last couple of years have been very difficult to say the least at work. It...
12-16-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,375
Posted By vesteroid

Good to see the old crew Still here.

Good to see the old crew Still here.
12-14-15, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,803
Posted By vesteroid

are you setting up two different bikes in the...

are you setting up two different bikes in the profile section of hte 510? if so it should let you pick up the different sensors. You do have to switch them based on what bike your riding (profiles)...
12-14-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By vesteroid

I wish we had one of those programs here, I would...

I wish we had one of those programs here, I would volunteer to help out.
06-02-15, 08:36 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,777
Posted By vesteroid

Box of wine my big ole but.... I only drink the...

Box of wine my big ole but.... I only drink the good stuff and that comes in barrels.
05-04-15, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By vesteroid

if you want PM me and I will get you my phone...

if you want PM me and I will get you my phone number or email. If you want me to map you out some training rides up there that are no where near as crowded, but have climbing and altitude (as well...
05-04-15, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By vesteroid

Never done the official ride, but done the entire...

Never done the official ride, but done the entire route and have been up at the lake on the official ride day. Its a zoo. The roads around tahoe are narrow to say the least.

This is not a slam...
04-20-15, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By vesteroid

I am guessing since you cant read a cue sheet...

I am guessing since you cant read a cue sheet anymore your around or over the 50 mark in age. I suggest you read fast after 50 as it completely disagrees with your training method.

As far as...
03-31-15, 08:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 926
Posted By vesteroid

Rain has no impact on ability to catch colds.

Rain has no impact on ability to catch colds.
03-30-15, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By vesteroid

nothing...all the stems etc he tried were his,...

nothing...all the stems etc he tried were his, and he told me what to go buy if I wanted to.
03-26-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By vesteroid

have done one full and one touch up. Like...

have done one full and one touch up.

Like them.

I didnt seem to see much time in the flexibility test, but heck, who am I kiiding, at 50, being 6' 5" and overweight, just how flexible does the...
03-26-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,692
Posted By vesteroid

you can get most any shimano or sram crank up to...

you can get most any shimano or sram crank up to 180 at excel sports in stock,
03-25-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,314
Posted By vesteroid

shimano sells a 32 now in 105 as well as ultegra....

shimano sells a 32 now in 105 as well as ultegra. I would have a discussion with a trusted local mechanic before doing things like altering the b screw. There is more to it than just the clearance...
03-24-15, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By vesteroid

Not trying to be opposite, but let me clarify. I...

Not trying to be opposite, but let me clarify. I have never done a ride of any length without seeing people letting go of the handle bar with one hand, holding their arm down, and flexing the...
03-23-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By vesteroid

They are nice bikes, I owned a similar one for...

They are nice bikes, I owned a similar one for several years.

Dont fall into the "fit" trap at this point. Get the bike set up for you by the LBS to close enough. Any bike shop worth its fee is...
03-23-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,830
Posted By vesteroid

I was surprised to hear the wheels came in good...

I was surprised to hear the wheels came in good condition. I have purchased two (one for me, and one for a friend) and both sets of wheels came in needing an hours worth of work to get them true...
03-21-15, 09:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,819
Posted By vesteroid

if you drink a bottle of your mix AND a bottle of...

if you drink a bottle of your mix AND a bottle of water per hour, you will take in too much water in my opinion. I know I was. In total most places I read say you need somewhere between 15-30 oz of...
03-19-15, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,972
Posted By vesteroid

I dont believe this is correct in all...

I dont believe this is correct in all circumstances. I am that height and by no means require a 64 cm frame. I ride a 59/60 with ease.
03-19-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,692
Posted By vesteroid

Anecdotal at best here. I have been riding 175's...

Anecdotal at best here. I have been riding 175's for years. When I bought my new group this year, I bought a 177.5 crank. I have about a 1000 miles on it so far and dont think I would do it again....
03-19-15, 04:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,502
Posted By vesteroid

your 6'2"? I seriously question you needing a...

your 6'2"? I seriously question you needing a 61" frame. I am 6'5 riding an xl sworks roubaix and still only run a 110 stem.

I know trojan is about your height and I think he rides a 58.
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03-19-15, 04:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,819
Posted By vesteroid

Things I do just because they work for me. ...

Things I do just because they work for me.

2-3 days prior I stop training, and start hydrating. I absolutely drink water every hour and make sure I am peeing clear a minimum of 1 day in advance...
03-13-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,030
Posted By vesteroid

what do you think about when you pass the guy...

what do you think about when you pass the guy with the banjo?
03-13-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,030
Posted By vesteroid

I am finding more ways to train with it, in its...

I am finding more ways to train with it, in its current form. I had a leg strength session last night set up, so I simply dropped into my highest gear and ground up the hills each lap at 55 rpm ...
03-11-15, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By vesteroid

This all assumes you really meant ride, not race....

This all assumes you really meant ride, not race.

Since its your first new long ride, I have a few tidbits.

When you start, dont get sucked into riding a pace you are not comfortable with. It...
03-10-15, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,030
Posted By vesteroid

my guess is that it does not matter to them (in...

my guess is that it does not matter to them (in beta) about the number of routes. They just want to get things working. Once it all works nicely, then they can add routes all over the world with...
03-09-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By vesteroid

I just cant get the bug to race. Even when I was...

I just cant get the bug to race. Even when I was in much better shape a few years ago, I hung out with a few local racers and they had a crit training night each week. Nothing serious, but they set...
03-09-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,311
Posted By vesteroid

Not trying to split hairs, with which will and...

Not trying to split hairs, with which will and will not. I do know not all will work with a 32 tooth, and believe MOST will not. A few years ago I tried to upgrade my giant to a 12-30 and had a...
03-09-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,311
Posted By vesteroid

Know I am jumping in this late, but dont forget...

Know I am jumping in this late, but dont forget you will need a specific RD for a 32 tooth cassette. Some shimano RD will take a 12-30 but you need the new ultegra one for the 32. Sram is the same...
03-09-15, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,030
Posted By vesteroid

been riding zwift since christmas. You...

been riding zwift since christmas.

You have to be realistic about what it is currently. If you have a zone 1-2 day planned and need time and miles, it can be fun. If you have a specific...
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