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Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-12, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By dolanp

I enjoyed mine as well. Got about a year and a...

I enjoyed mine as well. Got about a year and a half out of them before the side seams ripped and I had to find some other gloves though.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-12, 12:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,097
Posted By dolanp

My thought as well. Not sure why you'd prefer a...

My thought as well. Not sure why you'd prefer a solid fork when riding on rough terrain.
09-21-12, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By dolanp

Awesome, thank you guys!

Awesome, thank you guys!
09-21-12, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By dolanp

Help identifying a Peugeot

Hi guys. I'm hoping some of you French bike experts can help me dial into the specific year and any other info about a Peugeot. I inherited it from my dad but I don't know any of its history.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-12, 03:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,296
Posted By dolanp

This is most likely the phenomenon you are...

This is most likely the phenomenon you are experiencing. Track your calories and reveal the truth.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,850
Posted By dolanp

More of a dude magnet. The only people...

More of a dude magnet. The only people interested in looking at your shaved legs are other male roadies. Most women won't care or will laugh about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-11, 10:08 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,577
Posted By dolanp

Their problem is not the diet soda, it's the...

Their problem is not the diet soda, it's the other crap they overconsume that *does* have calories.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-11, 08:13 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,577
Posted By dolanp

Here is one such study: ...

Here is one such study:
http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Abstract/1999/09000/Influence_of_exercise_training_on_physiological.14.aspx

Basically says that diet only, diet/cardio, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-11, 05:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,577
Posted By dolanp

Although he's wrong to say it's worthless,...

Although he's wrong to say it's worthless, studies have shown that a combination of cardio, diet, and strength training all together causes weight loss to come primarily (>90%) from fatty tissue,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-11, 04:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,501
Posted By dolanp

Take some flying lessons and enjoy another...

Take some flying lessons and enjoy another expensive hobby. :D


More to the point, if I have a specific weight goal in mind then I tweak the amount of cycling to help reach it. For the most...
09-19-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,464
Posted By dolanp

I found the best improvement in my riding came...

I found the best improvement in my riding came after I started attacking short hills and standing on the pedals. I do this for short rides during the weekday and push it for 10 miles or so then when...
09-13-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By dolanp

It's about as accurate as you can get without...

It's about as accurate as you can get without some really expensive equipment. Definitely close enough for tracking purposes; way closer than those online estimators.
09-13-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,770
Posted By dolanp

I use the powder and mix it 1/2 to 3/4 strength...

I use the powder and mix it 1/2 to 3/4 strength and haven't had any problems on 2+ hour rides. I don't consume a whole ton of it though.

I eat something else like raisins mid-way through the ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-11, 09:08 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,885
Posted By dolanp

Just because helmets don't *always* save your...

Just because helmets don't *always* save your life doesn't mean helmets *never* save lives. If there's a chance it could soften the blow enough to save your life or prevent you from being in a coma,...
09-08-11, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 732
Posted By dolanp

I suppose it can happen but your intake would...

I suppose it can happen but your intake would have to be something like 4000-5000 calories/day so it's more than just an extra donut or bag of chips at that point.
09-08-11, 09:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 732
Posted By dolanp

At 50 miles a day you can pretty much just not...

At 50 miles a day you can pretty much just not worry about it as long as you aren't scarfing down whole pizzas and six packs of beer.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-11, 09:02 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,268
Posted By dolanp

It's technically against the Merchant Agreement...

It's technically against the Merchant Agreement to pass on this fee to the customer. The CC companies don't want you to stop using your card because it costs more.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,135
Posted By dolanp

A lot of people talk about this happening to them...

A lot of people talk about this happening to them but riding for 2+ hours kills my hunger entirely. I'm usually not hungry for several hours after that. I have to get recovery nutrition in the form...
09-06-11, 05:39 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,351
Posted By dolanp

Totally agree. It takes years of work to build...

Totally agree. It takes years of work to build up enough muscle such that the BMI would be wrong in calling you overweight. Yet people do not accept it and always say "Well you know that's wrong, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-11, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,906
Posted By dolanp

"Whoa"

"Whoa"
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,249
Posted By dolanp

A 5'9" rider, about 135 lbs, on a 15 lb bike at...

A 5'9" rider, about 135 lbs, on a 15 lb bike at 90rpm putting out 1000W comes out to a little over 37 mph. Somewhere around there. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,261
Posted By dolanp

I wonder though, what's worse... having the bike...

I wonder though, what's worse... having the bike in the garage at hotter or colder temperatures or constantly exposing it to immediate 20+ degree temperature shifts every time you ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-11, 02:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,515
Posted By dolanp

Man I used to love those things as a kid. Thanks...

Man I used to love those things as a kid. Thanks for the idea...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-11, 09:36 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,515
Posted By dolanp

Trying to picture someone pulling a greasy...

Trying to picture someone pulling a greasy buttered potato out from their jersey pocket and chomping on it during a ride... lol.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-11, 08:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,515
Posted By dolanp

Raisins are cheap and easy. Plenty of carbs and...

Raisins are cheap and easy. Plenty of carbs and potassium. Other than that pretty much anything that has sugar and is palatable to you without causing digestive stress will work. Sometimes I eat...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-11, 09:27 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,076
Posted By dolanp

FYI I emailed inquiring about the year model,...

FYI I emailed inquiring about the year model, they said they are 2011 but also that they sold out the last time they were up. Sorry for those who were hoping to see them again...
08-30-11, 09:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,362
Posted By dolanp

Unless you yell, which gets tiring and old really...

Unless you yell, which gets tiring and old really fast, they aren't gonna hear you until you're right on top of them anyway. I prefer to ding the bell when I'm getting close.
08-30-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,934
Posted By dolanp

500 calories/hour is not putting forth a lot of...

500 calories/hour is not putting forth a lot of effort. That may be accurate for a commuter averaging 12mph.

If he is working hard I'd believe he burned 1000 calories.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-11, 08:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,098
Posted By dolanp

Depending on the carrier you can usually have a...

Depending on the carrier you can usually have a separate rider specifically for your bike. So for the bike only, the deductible is lowered to something reasonable and you pay a separate amount more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,885
Posted By dolanp

I was riding a hybrid for a while. The CAAD 10...

I was riding a hybrid for a while. The CAAD 10 became my dream bike and now I have it. :)

Quite satisfied for my level of riding skill. Maybe in a few years I'll have a new dream bike but no...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-11, 08:15 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,076
Posted By dolanp

So can anyone confirm if these are in fact the...

So can anyone confirm if these are in fact the 2011 shifters? I didn't see any indication.

And what's the difference from 2010?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-11, 07:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,019
Posted By dolanp

39 miles today out into the hill country. Got...

39 miles today out into the hill country. Got started at 8 so the weather wasn't too hot. Passed a quite a few cyclists on their group rides as usual. It was already triple digits by noon though...
08-28-11, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By dolanp

Pre-hydrating

For longer rides do you guys pre-hydrate? I was wondering what's typical for that. I do a weekend ride that's just under 40 miles and takes 2:15-2:30. After getting back I have been getting a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-11, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,458
Posted By dolanp

Unless you have back problems there's really no...

Unless you have back problems there's really no point in the 'upright' thing. If your core is weak then make it better! :)
08-25-11, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By dolanp

Strength training / weight lifting is a good way...

Strength training / weight lifting is a good way to keep your bone density in check.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-11, 09:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,830
Posted By dolanp

Depends on the visibility. In thicker grass who...

Depends on the visibility. In thicker grass who knows what little rocks, pits, and objects are in there that could bend your wheel or pierce the tire. Otherwise, going slow should be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,491
Posted By dolanp

The whole point of the brick and mortar is the...

The whole point of the brick and mortar is the service. He could have gotten better service ordering from a computer on the Internet in this case...
08-25-11, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,765
Posted By dolanp

As long as the peanut butter is natural and the...

As long as the peanut butter is natural and the fats are coming from the nuts and not some kind of weird oil then go for it. It's a healthy choice.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-11, 12:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,189
Posted By dolanp

CAAD 10 5! That's what I got anyway. Love it. ...

CAAD 10 5! That's what I got anyway. Love it. The 2011s will probably be at closeout prices soon if not already.
08-24-11, 01:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,760
Posted By dolanp

I would stop. I'm fortunate to be around some...

I would stop. I'm fortunate to be around some good cyclists too. When I go on my weekend rides out into the country I pass a lot of cyclists, and whenever my friend and I stop at the top of a long...
08-24-11, 09:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,438
Posted By dolanp

In the garage. Does make me nervous sometimes...

In the garage. Does make me nervous sometimes that I'm gonna forget and leave the door up though. Need to lock it to something perhaps.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-11, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 904
Posted By dolanp

Most items are 30 minutes. Sometimes it's a...

Most items are 30 minutes. Sometimes it's a little more or less. Sometimes they have crazy deals that sell out in a few minutes.

The Google Chome extension is really useful if you are waiting to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-11, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By dolanp

BonkTown puts some Castelli Nero shorts up for...

BonkTown puts some Castelli Nero shorts up for around $50 pretty regularly. Good value.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,476
Posted By dolanp

I use Specialized Sports. Not high end but they...

I use Specialized Sports. Not high end but they are comfortable on several hour rides so far.

Protip: If you like Specialized shoes and know your size, they sometimes have pretty good deals on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-11, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By dolanp

I don't think there's a whole lot of quality...

I don't think there's a whole lot of quality variance on the platforms... they all kinda work the same. My LBS threw on some decent $10 ones before I had decided on a pedal system.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-11, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By dolanp

Performance is good if you want a good value. If...

Performance is good if you want a good value. If you want to buy some nicer ones but don't want to pay top dollar then keep an eye on Bonktown every half hour until you see a jersey or shorts you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-11, 08:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,821
Posted By dolanp

Cotton is fine if it doesn't bother you. I...

Cotton is fine if it doesn't bother you. I bought some ventilated cycling socks off Bonktown so I'm going to see how much a difference it makes soon.
08-18-11, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By dolanp

It would be nice but I am too lazy to wake up...

It would be nice but I am too lazy to wake up that early. For now it's evening rides once the temp goes back under 100F...heh.
08-18-11, 01:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,083
Posted By dolanp

I use the Polar insulated ones. In the Texas...

I use the Polar insulated ones. In the Texas heat a non-insulated bottle fully frozen will just be warm water in half an hour.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-11, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,374
Posted By dolanp

Each brand should have a sizing chart. Helps to...

Each brand should have a sizing chart. Helps to use a tape measure and measure your chest at the widest point so you have an idea what will work. They all vary.
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