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04-29-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By blue_nose

The only problem here is that the other 99 riders...

The only problem here is that the other 99 riders have the same plan :)
04-28-09, 10:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,699
Posted By blue_nose

So who pulled the 395 from the race - the city,...

So who pulled the 395 from the race - the city, police???

I undertstand the short notice, but I think the big problem here is that both sides of the road are going to be used for the race. Isn't...
04-27-09, 05:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,699
Posted By blue_nose

San Luis Rey Road Race - Course Change

From the Celo Pacific web site:

4/23 - San Luis Rey Course Change - Unfortunately we are going to have to alter the SLR course this year. Old 395 is out, but staging will remain the same at...
04-27-09, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,088
Posted By blue_nose

NRC race = too many riders so they can collect...

NRC race = too many riders so they can collect money for the pro race. 125+ riders on a tight 6/7 corner course is stupid.
02-09-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,080
Posted By blue_nose

Nice. After this pic it almost took about...

Nice.

After this pic it almost took about the length of the final lap to un-tangle and clear the bikes.
02-09-09, 03:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,080
Posted By blue_nose

I saw this race. You are actually following one...

I saw this race. You are actually following one of my teammates in this pic. Glad you didn’t get mixed up in that crash on the final corner on the second last lap. Quite a few bikes got tangled –...
02-09-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,080
Posted By blue_nose

Once my gloves got soaked on the last descent...

Once my gloves got soaked on the last descent they became frozen going up why 80 to the finish. I am not sure they were of any benefit for me anyway. My fingers hurts so bad after the race, I had...
02-08-09, 08:59 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,080
Posted By blue_nose

Boulevard. oh the horror. I started to feel my...

Boulevard. oh the horror. I started to feel my fingers again about two hours after the race. That was hell, but I am glad I didn’t bail.
01-21-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,194
Posted By blue_nose

Bummer. I had one of the Chocolate Chip Peanut...

Bummer. I had one of the Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch bars this weekend.

Fortunately, everything is ok down below so far if you know what I mean, wink - wink - nudge - nudge
01-12-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,472
Posted By blue_nose

Easton (formerly Velomax) is in SD as well.

Easton (formerly Velomax) is in SD as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-08, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 870
Posted By blue_nose

If you are going to do the 84 road course, don’t...

If you are going to do the 84 road course, don’t forget to blood dope the night before ;)
10-17-08, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By blue_nose

Anything that encourages more people to commute...

Anything that encourages more people to commute by bike is a positive. When you contrast other cities like Amsterdam and Copenhagen to SD, it is quite pathetic when you consider how few people...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-08, 11:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,900
Posted By blue_nose

I get about 2k miles on a chain. I find lots of...

I get about 2k miles on a chain. I find lots of climbing will stretch my chain faster than anything else.

Average about 10k on a cassette. I probably do not need to change the cassette out at...
10-14-08, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,213
Posted By blue_nose

+ 1 on the climb to Onyx summit. You can extend...

+ 1 on the climb to Onyx summit. You can extend this ride from teh summit and get to Big Bear.

Oak Glen is also another good climb in the area (shorter but steeper pitches). Both these climbs...
10-06-08, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,268
Posted By blue_nose

Looks like you provided a pic of the autobus. ...

Looks like you provided a pic of the autobus. Rule number one when providing a picture of rider behavior in a climb, if your picture has Robbie McEwen in it, there are probably not a lot of pure...
10-06-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,865
Posted By blue_nose

The climbs to Julian (from Borrego Springs and...

The climbs to Julian (from Borrego Springs and Santa Isabel) are pretty good climbs too.

The Oak Glen climb outsde of Redlands is a pretty nasty little climb as well.
10-06-08, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By blue_nose

I did repeats on the Poway grade (Scripps Poway...

I did repeats on the Poway grade (Scripps Poway Parkway) on Sunday morning. I can't bring myself to pay to ride many of the roads I ride each week.

Hope everyone had a good ride this weekend. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-08, 01:31 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,867
Posted By blue_nose

Congrats George and crew! 37 hrs is a great...

Congrats George and crew!

37 hrs is a great time.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,118
Posted By blue_nose

When in doubt buy Canadian ;) Seriously, you...

When in doubt buy Canadian ;)

Seriously, you need to test drive the bikes to see what works best for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-08, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By blue_nose

There was an editorial at the beginning of the...

There was an editorial at the beginning of the last issue I read where he wrote his good-byes. He was pretty vague about his reasons for moving on.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-08, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 683
Posted By blue_nose

I would only buy shoes I have tried on.

I would only buy shoes I have tried on.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-08, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,217
Posted By blue_nose

Idiot! Kidding ;) Based on the question...

Idiot!

Kidding ;)

Based on the question you are probably asking about a clincher tire. Here is some other info about bike tires:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tires.html
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-08, 03:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,060
Posted By blue_nose

Nice ride. I think I prefer the older colour...

Nice ride. I think I prefer the older colour scheme, but the white is ok.

The saddle angle looks off. You may want to push the nose down a bit to get it level. (Would not be BF without some...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-08, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,323
Posted By blue_nose

I think this sign is better: Road sign...

I think this sign is better:

Road sign (http://www.voshy.com/videos/view.php?id=Cycling-accident_6hbqz)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-08, 11:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,312
Posted By blue_nose

+ 1 for the powertap. I might be interested...

+ 1 for the powertap.

I might be interested in some wheels if they are nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-08, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By blue_nose

My point as the same above. Try the shoe on...

My point as the same above. Try the shoe on before you decide anything.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-08, 02:59 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,867
Posted By blue_nose

A pinch under 21 mph over 24 hours. I would have...

A pinch under 21 mph over 24 hours. I would have a really hard time doing this for a century - wow.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By blue_nose

Visit another store. My LBS only had a 42 and it...

Visit another store. My LBS only had a 42 and it was a bit tight so they ordered in a 42.5 for me. I ended up getting the shoes, but I did not have to buy them if they did not fit.

Sometimes it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-08, 01:53 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,867
Posted By blue_nose

Good luck. Stay awake on the descents George!

Good luck. Stay awake on the descents George!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 08:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,952
Posted By blue_nose

When I referred to Carmichael / Armstrong, I was...

When I referred to Carmichael / Armstrong, I was referring to the way they put together a training plan for the Tour. All aspects were covered – weight training, diet, technology. Many top level...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,952
Posted By blue_nose

Guilty. I have read Stern’s articles, posts,...

Guilty. I have read Stern’s articles, posts, blogs. I personally do not agree with his unproven “theory”.



And how does Charmichael’s performance translate to his ability to coach? Many of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 07:53 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,952
Posted By blue_nose

I should have qualified it with “good” training...

I should have qualified it with “good” training plan.

Let’s see what somebody with a little bit more experience with training thinks:

Armstrong: It goes in phases. Right now, I'm spending half...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 05:47 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,952
Posted By blue_nose

Here is a good article that summarizes Stern’s...

Here is a good article that summarizes Stern’s views about strength training. His thesis is widely debated:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/fitness/?id=strengthstern


Here is a good article with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 05:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,952
Posted By blue_nose

You really should have quit while you had the...

You really should have quit while you had the chance

Honestly, this is how we communicate...


You will notice that I used the term strength training and not weight training. I agree that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 05:14 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,952
Posted By blue_nose

Are you honestly saying that a periodized...

Are you honestly saying that a periodized training plan does not include strength training? Ladies and gentleman – I give you BikeForums…

I am going back to watching guys light their farts on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,952
Posted By blue_nose

http://sounds.wavcentral.com/televis/snl/scottish_...

http://sounds.wavcentral.com/televis/snl/scottish_crap.mp3
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 04:41 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,952
Posted By blue_nose

Yes, it is all your fault. Ride faster so we can...

Yes, it is all your fault. Ride faster so we can stop arguing ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 04:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,952
Posted By blue_nose

Last time I checked we communicate in "English"...

Last time I checked we communicate in "English" on BF. As soon as there is an "American” language I will get right on removing the "u" from colour :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 04:34 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,952
Posted By blue_nose

Have it open right here and a weight program is...

Have it open right here and a weight program is included in the Base period. The whole concept of Friel's book is that you craft your training plan to focus on your limiters. If endurance happens to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 04:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,952
Posted By blue_nose

I am on BF arguing about the need for a base...

I am on BF arguing about the need for a base period. I guess the leaves will be changing colour soon ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 04:17 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,952
Posted By blue_nose

I thought that maintaining your endurance base...

I thought that maintaining your endurance base (in the case of the OP) was a given.

A base period is only one stage of a periodized training plan. Periodization is a method of alternating...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 03:57 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,952
Posted By blue_nose

Base period does not mean slow. “LSD” does not...

Base period does not mean slow. “LSD” does not mean Long SLOW Miles – it’s Long STEADY Miles”

A base period is about recovery and building strength. There are some people that subscribe to some...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 03:42 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,952
Posted By blue_nose

This a common misconception about...

This a common misconception about “periodization”. The base periods allows you to recover from the a hard season on the bike season and also work on improving your strength.

When accompanied with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,502
Posted By blue_nose

Costco baby wipes. I wipe down my bar tape after...

Costco baby wipes. I wipe down my bar tape after each ride it it keeps them cleaner much longer. After I clean the bar tape I give my frame a quick wipe. Works great.

Yes - I buy baby wipes for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 01:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,557
Posted By blue_nose

I have been looking for some Ultegra shifters. ...

I have been looking for some Ultegra shifters. $185 plus another 5% off - thanks for the heads up.
09-26-08, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By blue_nose

+1 on the SDBC ride. Lot's of other cyclists and...

+1 on the SDBC ride. Lot's of other cyclists and rides for different abilities.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-08, 12:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,701
Posted By blue_nose

In 1986, Hinault and LeMond were co-leaders of...

In 1986, Hinault and LeMond were co-leaders of the La Vie Claire team. Granted, Hinault did try and attack his own team mate, but there are a number of examples out there where teams have had more...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-08, 11:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,701
Posted By blue_nose

Sastre won the TDF last year without a true...

Sastre won the TDF last year without a true designated leader on CSC. Up until Sastre's finish on Alp d'Huez the team was supporting Schleck (Frank) and Carlos.

Just sayin…
09-26-08, 11:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,532
Posted By blue_nose

More reaction from Contador: ...

More reaction from Contador:

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/cycling/news/story?id=3610229

"If I am not happy I will change teams," the 25-year-old Spaniard said. "The team has said it has...
09-25-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,898
Posted By blue_nose

http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2008/olympics08/?i...

http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2008/olympics08/?id=results/4



I am surprised by his second place finish as well. He might have won as well, as it looks like he flatted with 6km to go.
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