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07-17-19, 10:33 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Looking at pictures like this, I can see why...

Looking at pictures like this, I can see why gravel is becoming so popular.

No cars, beautiful vistas.

https://www.velonews.com/2019/07/gravel/gallery-2019-crusher-in-the-tushar_497444
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18,641
Views: 3,687,893
Posted By Flatballer

The gold KMC chains are Titanium Nitride coated....

The gold KMC chains are Titanium Nitride coated. That material happens to be gold colored, but also has excellent wear and friction properties that are good for chains.

Looking cool is a side...
07-09-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13,708
Views: 704,935
Posted By Flatballer

Smart man.

Smart man.
07-09-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13,708
Views: 704,935
Posted By Flatballer

30 minute commute. Easy pace. I've been...

30 minute commute. Easy pace.

I've been trying out intermittent fasting (the 16/8 style), and it worked well yesterday (the first day I really committed) for the most part, except I didn't eat...
07-06-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13,708
Views: 704,935
Posted By Flatballer

90 minutes or so. Hair over 20 miles, 1400 feet. ...

90 minutes or so. Hair over 20 miles, 1400 feet.

That's a lot of climbing for me, and it was all pretty steep and punchy. Also my longest ride yet since I've been back.

Was aiming for Z1 (of...
07-04-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13,708
Views: 704,935
Posted By Flatballer

Hour early dad ride in time to get the kids when...

Hour early dad ride in time to get the kids when they woke up. I like this ride and will start doing it more. I can get time in and not feel guilty because my wife still gets to sleep in.

Mostly...
06-28-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,444
Posted By Flatballer

If they were a 40 year old middle manager with...

If they were a 40 year old middle manager with cash to burn and just wanted a new bike then have at it.

As a collegiate racer with limited resources, thinking that a new bike is going to make a...
06-27-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 379,354
Posted By Flatballer

Anyone using a Whoot band (terrible name). I...

Anyone using a Whoot band (terrible name).

I don't love the subscription model, and I'm not training enough right now to be getting fatigued enough for it to really matter, but it seems like a...
06-24-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By Flatballer

I love my post ride chocolate milk, but if you...

I love my post ride chocolate milk, but if you make me drink it during a race I'm going to throw up for sure.
06-14-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13,708
Views: 704,935
Posted By Flatballer

Commuted this morning for the first time. It...

Commuted this morning for the first time.

It was nice. 33 minutes or so, 120 W average, which for me is decent, because I'm atrociously out of shape.

Felt better and more alert when I got to...
Replies: 25
Views: 5,384
Posted By Flatballer

I think my absolute favorite part of track racing...

I think my absolute favorite part of track racing (perhaps behind the fact that I'm fat and naturally inclined to short high power efforts on flat ground....) is that there's multiple races every...
06-11-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3,905
Views: 175,307
Posted By Flatballer

I think my best option is commuting, which I...

I think my best option is commuting, which I might try later this week. My drive is 20 minutes, but I could ride it in 30. It's mostly downhill to work and mostly uphill back.

So on a day I wanted...
06-11-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3,905
Views: 175,307
Posted By Flatballer

Why am I incapable of just riding my bike, just a...

Why am I incapable of just riding my bike, just a little, for fun?

My wife convinced me to take an hour one weekend morning and start going for a ride and she'd watch the kids (normally I get up...
06-09-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13,708
Views: 704,935
Posted By Flatballer

I would "like" that, but I'm on mobile, so I'll...

I would "like" that, but I'm on mobile, so I'll just be old school and say "congrats".

Sounds like a great ride, good work.
06-08-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13,708
Views: 704,935
Posted By Flatballer

Hour. Average power up to a whopping 120 today...

Hour. Average power up to a whopping 120 today from 105 last week.

Forgot how long a big effort takes to recover when you're out of shape. Hit one hill hard, took me probably 5 minutes to recover....
06-06-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 3,567,277
Posted By Flatballer

That's a lot of grass. Maybe try a cyclocross...

That's a lot of grass. Maybe try a cyclocross bike next time?
06-02-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13,708
Views: 704,935
Posted By Flatballer

Training isn't the right word, but I did ride my...

Training isn't the right word, but I did ride my bike for the first time in 2.5, almost 3 years. My excellent wife encouraged it. Trying to get me time to at least do one morning ride one weekend day...
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