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Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,730
Posted By topflightpro

I find it funny that someone pulled up a...

I find it funny that someone pulled up a 10-year-old thread to make 15-year-old arguments about carbon not being durable.
04-03-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,415
Posted By topflightpro

Maybe he's a meth addict?

Maybe he's a meth addict?
04-01-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,314
Posted By topflightpro

Sorry to hear about your wife and her coworkers. ...

Sorry to hear about your wife and her coworkers.

Also, could you clarify about TNW. Are you saying you're upset because you're only able to socialize with 20 people instead of 60 or that 20...
Replies: 43
Views: 1,525
Posted By topflightpro

I agree with this. Looking at the pic he posted...

I agree with this. Looking at the pic he posted of the bike in the photos thread, it doesn't look like he is at the limits of the frame sizing.

That said, I can say when I went from my Felt Tk2...
03-30-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4,632
Views: 248,700
Posted By topflightpro

The term Tabata has kind of been coopted to...

The term Tabata has kind of been coopted to reflect any workout that mixes all-out efforts with short rest, but technically there is only one true Tabata workout: 8 efforts of 20s all out, 10s rest.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By topflightpro

I agree that I would rather have discs at this...

I agree that I would rather have discs at this point, since that is the way the market is going. (Not saying discs are needed, but it sets you up better for future compatability.) That said, if it is...
03-25-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14,540
Views: 808,237
Posted By topflightpro

I've seen 5-7 pound swings in a day or two. In...

I've seen 5-7 pound swings in a day or two. In fact, after I crashed in August, I gained more than 10 pounds overnight from swelling. I've weighed myself before and after using the bathroom. It...
03-23-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,314
Posted By topflightpro

Since most of us are stuck at home and working...

Since most of us are stuck at home and working remotely, here's a bit of conference call gone wrong humor for you:...
03-17-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14,540
Views: 808,237
Posted By topflightpro

Well, my big race is scheduled for late...

Well, my big race is scheduled for late June/early July, so I am optimistic it will still happen.
03-17-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4,632
Views: 248,700
Posted By topflightpro

Two of our nephews have become huge mountain...

Two of our nephews have become huge mountain bikers.When they can't ride, they watch downhill videos on YouTube or RedBull. They are 6 and 8. We are delivering their new, real mountain bikes to them...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,644
Posted By topflightpro

Garmin is probably the least reliable option. ...

Garmin is probably the least reliable option.

My wife loves her Bolt. I am quite happy with my PC8, but that isn't on your list.
03-11-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By topflightpro

I never noticed it cratered. If anything, I feel...

I never noticed it cratered. If anything, I feel like the coaching market has continued to get larger even as the number of races/racers has seemed to decline.
03-02-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By topflightpro

Can't speak to your situation. We also have an...

Can't speak to your situation. We also have an early season, but I'm in the Southeast, and truthfully, racing in July and August is miserable. It's just too hot. Additionally, cross has taken over...
02-28-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,798
Posted By topflightpro

At this point, given racer turnout, I would...

At this point, given racer turnout, I would expect to see more and more P/1/2/3 races. Around here, it would be very hard to justify a P/1 and separate 2/3 field. There just aren't enough people...
02-27-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14,540
Views: 808,237
Posted By topflightpro

There are some sport drinks that offer lots of...

There are some sport drinks that offer lots of calorie options, so you can consume calories by drinking alone. I know Infinit, for example, allows you to do custom formulas where you can specify the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,192
Posted By topflightpro

I too was at first skeptical of the need for a...

I too was at first skeptical of the need for a gravel bike. I am not in to gravel, and on the few times I've gone on gravel rides, I've used my 10-year-old cross bike.

That said, I have several...
02-20-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4,632
Views: 248,700
Posted By topflightpro

Speak for yourself, but I can put that much...

Speak for yourself, but I can put that much weight on in a week, no problem. In fact, I've done it.
02-03-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,656
Posted By topflightpro

Oh come one now. You can't do that. Don't leave...

Oh come one now. You can't do that. Don't leave us hanging. Back it up with the story.
Replies: 2,746
Views: 308,895
Posted By topflightpro

Here are the Ican options I find when googling: ...

Here are the Ican options I find when googling:

https://icancycling.com/products/ican-track-bike-carbon-frameset

https://www.aliexpress.com/i/33058921529.html

The second one does look very...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By topflightpro

SRM had DA options on clearance recently.

SRM had DA options on clearance recently.
01-29-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,798
Posted By topflightpro

A lot of our races have spotty cell service, so...

A lot of our races have spotty cell service, so sometimes it's not possible to pull up your license on the app. I think they recommend screenshotting it for that reason. But if one forgets, which is...
01-29-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,798
Posted By topflightpro

I think it's probably a step in the right...

I think it's probably a step in the right direction. They've simplified the system, and the changes seem to reflect the new reality that there are not as many races as there were 10 years ago, and...
01-23-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14,540
Views: 808,237
Posted By topflightpro

Mondays are my rest days. I take them off. I like...

Mondays are my rest days. I take them off. I like not having to ride all the time. BUT, my coach does have an optional 1-hour recovery ride on those days. So I could ride every day if I really wanted...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,425
Posted By topflightpro

Lake has three lasts of differing widths. The one...

Lake has three lasts of differing widths. The one they use on their super high end shoe doesn't work for me - it's too narrow, but the one on their lace up does.

The nice thing about Lake and Bont...
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By topflightpro

First kilo I did, I barely made it to the finish...

First kilo I did, I barely made it to the finish line I was so spent. I collapsed on an open patch of grass and was only able to get one foot unclipped. I was like a fish out of water, gasping for...
01-13-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 420,129
Posted By topflightpro

Going to order some custom short sleeve...

Going to order some custom short sleeve speedsuits this week. I have a couple long sleeve ones, but I cannot tolerate the heat in them. Long sleeves and dark colors just kill me. Shorts sleeves may...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,621
Posted By topflightpro

I suggest riding at least a third of the way out...

I suggest riding at least a third of the way out into the lane.

This will improve your visibility to motorists, and it will encourage them to cross into the other lane to pass you. I have found...
01-10-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4,632
Views: 248,700
Posted By topflightpro

We had that at my last job. I never used it...

We had that at my last job. I never used it though. I just included time card time under my overhead code.
Replies: 32
Views: 2,057
Posted By topflightpro

I first threw out my back when I was 19. I was...

I first threw out my back when I was 19. I was working in a warehouse unloading trucks, and we were way too macho to wear back braces. I've been dealing with issues from that for more than 20 years...
01-02-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14,540
Views: 808,237
Posted By topflightpro

I am insomniac. Here are a couple things my sleep...

I am insomniac. Here are a couple things my sleep therapist had me to do help improve sleep.

Turn off all screens at least 2 hours before you go to bed.
Don't look at your phone.
Don't watch...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By topflightpro

It's the holidays. Every web retailer is emailing...

It's the holidays. Every web retailer is emailing people like crazy. I'm getting emails like that from just about every company I've ever purchased from.

Unsubscribe if you don't want to receive...
12-17-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By topflightpro

According to training peaks, I did about 240...

According to training peaks, I did about 240 hours on the bike and about 105 hours in the gym. That seemed low to me, but I missed about 8 weeks dealing with injuries, and many of my track days are...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By topflightpro

Some bibs are certainly better than others, but...

Some bibs are certainly better than others, but to be perfectly honest, the more you spend, the better your bibs will be.

I have never been disappointed by expensive bibs ($100+), but I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,187
Posted By topflightpro

If not repairable, and if you are going to trash...

If not repairable, and if you are going to trash it, post it on a forum or facebook group and charge only shipping. Someone may want it for an art project. Better to see it re-purposed than land...
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By topflightpro

It shouldn't affect him too much. Thyroid cancer...

It shouldn't affect him too much. Thyroid cancer is the slowest growing, least aggressive, and least scary form of cancer there is. In fact, there's a growing body of research saying that people with...
12-06-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14,540
Views: 808,237
Posted By topflightpro

I log all of my lifting workouts in a notebook....

I log all of my lifting workouts in a notebook. It's a 200 page, spiral bound, 3x5 booklet. I'm near the end, and it's pretty beat up. I looked back at the date of the first workout I recorded in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By topflightpro

Cable liner. Run the liner over the old...

Cable liner.

Run the liner over the old cable through the frame. Remove the old cable. Insert new cable. Remove liner.

Your LBS probably has some they will sell you cheap. If not, I once bought...
Replies: 5,791
Views: 553,810
Posted By topflightpro

The Track Assistant looks nice. It can hold 8...

The Track Assistant looks nice. It can hold 8 rings: http://www.thetrackassistant.com/

I have the regular BLS bag and can fit 7 rings in there, but it's tight. Supposedly it will fit a 60, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,290
Posted By topflightpro

Riivo Custom Cycling Footwear | Riivo Custom...

Riivo Custom Cycling Footwear | Riivo Custom Cycling Footwear (http://www.riivo.com)





Those Meld saddles aren't that expensive. $250 for a saddle, $325 with carbon rails. That's right...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,290
Posted By topflightpro

I advocate for more people going custom on their...

I advocate for more people going custom on their shoes.

For most people, there's a mass produced frame that will fit fine. But so many people complain about foot pain yet don't consider custom...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By topflightpro

Yes. It's still an excellent wheelset.

Yes. It's still an excellent wheelset.
11-15-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4,632
Views: 248,700
Posted By topflightpro

TKP, also look south toward NC. While the...

TKP, also look south toward NC. While the calendar isn't nearly what it was five or 10 years ago, there are still some races going on.
11-13-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4,632
Views: 248,700
Posted By topflightpro

There are lots of clubs in the area and the...

There are lots of clubs in the area and the members get pretty sizable discounts on bikes, parts and other gear.
11-13-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4,632
Views: 248,700
Posted By topflightpro

The one he worked with was in San Francisco. ...

The one he worked with was in San Francisco.

There's a bit debate about them in the public health industry. Prevention researchers abhor them - they argue that such facilities offer implicit...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,206
Posted By topflightpro

If you have significant foot issues and...

If you have significant foot issues and discomfort, you may want to consider going with custom or semi-custom shoes with custom orthotics. I have two pairs of semi-custom Riivos and one full-custom...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By topflightpro

I was thinking that too, but I think they only...

I was thinking that too, but I think they only did SCS for one year, pre-Venge disc, though I could be mistaken.
11-11-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4,632
Views: 248,700
Posted By topflightpro

Traveled all last week. Didn't get any good...

Traveled all last week.

Didn't get any good workouts in. At my first hotel in Vegas, the gym didn't open until 6 - I had meetings starting at 7. What gym isn't open before 6? I was there at 4:30...
11-04-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,041
Posted By topflightpro

Go on your local Craiglist or Facebook...

Go on your local Craiglist or Facebook Marketplace and buy a used CycleOps Fluid 2 or Kurt Kinetic. There are plenty used trainers out there for less than the Amazon one you're looking at. (Lots of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,955
Posted By topflightpro

To add to that, Cat 5s don't need points. They...

To add to that, Cat 5s don't need points. They just need participation to move up.
10-31-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4,632
Views: 248,700
Posted By topflightpro

I wonder who will be posting their trick or...

I wonder who will be posting their trick or treating walks to Strava tonight?
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