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Posted By bunkerman

Hour Record

I have a question and am just curious what you all think. In 1972 E. Merckx set the hour record at 49+ Km per hour. When the rules changed back to a traditional bicycle Chris Boardman bettered...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-17, 12:54 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,559
Posted By bunkerman

gravel the future of road?

And the past of Road as well. Look at Pics of the Pre 1950 Pro Peloton in Europe. They were racing on gravel quite often. Want to to know what the tour was like in 1913? Go to kanza 200 it seems to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-17, 12:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,479
Posted By bunkerman

Hydration Packs

Grr rules aren't meant to be broken only records are. LOL
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-17, 11:38 AM
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Views: 426
Posted By bunkerman

Puy de Dome Record

I read that in 1951 Lyli Herse daughter of the famous Bikebuilder Rene Herse road one of her dad's randonneuring bicycle to a ladies record time on a Puy de Dome Hillclimb race and that record has...
08-30-17, 11:27 AM
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Views: 656
Posted By bunkerman

Herse

If it were me I would buy a real Herse made in the 80s or before when the shop was owned by Rene Herse or his daughter or not at all.
08-28-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,573
Posted By bunkerman

I dont know. Gravel riding is road riding in the...

I dont know. Gravel riding is road riding in the Pro Peloton prior to 1950 or so. Look at pictures of the old timers. That was endurance riding, racing and gravel all rolled into one. The TDF used to...
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Views: 7,794
Posted By bunkerman

Long Distance Randonneuring

I think you can do it, your probably fitter than you think or you will get in shape quicker than someone who never road. I agree about ramping up the mileage week by week and taking a refresher week...
08-27-17, 07:48 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,781
Posted By bunkerman

Longfellow02 I didn't know how to do a quote but...

Longfellow02 I didn't know how to do a quote but if you ever decide to get a road bike you might want to take a look at a Probike circa 1978-1987. They rode these bikes in the TDF, they handle great,...
08-27-17, 07:33 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,781
Posted By bunkerman

avg speed

better than avg speed I think is feet climbed. There are some guys on strava clocking 300,000 feet of climbing and I would think if u live in a hilly area and ur fit enough to climb a 1000 feet a day...
08-14-17, 10:20 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,682
Posted By bunkerman

increasing speed

5 things you need to do:
1 buy a power meter. Just do it and learn how to use it.
2. Ride your ride of 15mph for 1 hour lets say and note your watts, lets say 170. Now increase your ride time at...
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Views: 2,768
Posted By bunkerman

Hey Buddy a Ciocc is a damn nice bike. They raced...

Hey Buddy a Ciocc is a damn nice bike. They raced the TdF on those bikes. Its a Pro Bike and if yourt new to cycling and if it fits you then its a faster bike than you are a rider. If it works for...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-13-17, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,269
Posted By bunkerman

Sp

How big are you and how hard do you ride. If your 6:2 and 130 it will be harsh. If your 6:2 and 180 and up and can put out some power then SP might be the ticket. If you like riding the flats on the...
08-13-17, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,649
Posted By bunkerman

BTW curious you didnt like the look? All of thr...

BTW curious you didnt like the look? All of thr greats from the old days raced on Brooks or Ideale and perhaps a few other brands I never heard of. Pretty Classy look to me at least.
08-13-17, 08:00 PM
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Views: 1,649
Posted By bunkerman

Brooks

My feeling is 300 miles will not break in a Brooks. Not fully anyways. I raced on a Brooks Pro in the 70s. It was on a Raleigh. Pretty darn comfortable after a while. I am thinking a 1000 miles. Rode...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-17, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,785
Posted By bunkerman

Brian Baylis

He died on my Birthday. I remember speaking to him when I purchased number 19 a simple elegant all black immaculte black frame with Campagnolo painted in Gold Campy style lettering. Gorgeous bike...
08-07-17, 06:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,682
Posted By bunkerman

I believe your speed will increase when you get a...

I believe your speed will increase when you get a power meter and use it regularly.
08-07-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By bunkerman

st. louis

For the folks who go to Arkansas the trails I was speaking about center around Edwardsville, Illinois and the surrounding communities. Edwardsville links up with Alton and that confluence trail goes...
08-01-17, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By bunkerman

BTW to the guy who started this thread Jason 914...

BTW to the guy who started this thread Jason 914 if you are trying for longer distances thats great but as to overdoing it if you need to stop and rest then stop and rest. No sin in that. Next time...
08-01-17, 10:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,630
Posted By bunkerman

I started out with 7 miles. Ride 6 days a week...

I started out with 7 miles. Ride 6 days a week and mondays off. Weighed 255 and in a months time adding a 2-3 miles per ride each week got it up to 25 miles on a mtb in a month and 30 or so on a road...
08-01-17, 10:29 AM
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Views: 898
Posted By bunkerman

st. louis

I live in Alton, madison county btw and when you add in the xtra trails up the River Road it is 140 miles of bike trails and the nasty Hills you get off the river and the connecting berm from Alton...
07-31-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,682
Posted By bunkerman

For sure what he said INTERVALS. Research HIIT...

For sure what he said INTERVALS. Research HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training).
07-31-17, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By bunkerman

St. louis

If you are ever in st. louis, Mo on busoiness or visiting family right across the river in Madison County, Illinois is 130 miles of some of the finest laid out paved trails you can possibly find....
07-31-17, 04:12 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,781
Posted By bunkerman

I'm 60 and I ride 125 miles a week, looking to...

I'm 60 and I ride 125 miles a week, looking to increase that a little but thats a fair avg. On a 26" Mt bike with 2" tires about 12mph just riding for exercise on a roadbike 14-16 depending on wind...
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