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07-01-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By kingston

Normal guideline is 250-300 calories an hour for...

Normal guideline is 250-300 calories an hour for rides over 2-3 hours. Everyone's different so you'll have to figure out what works for you.
Replies: 91
Views: 7,868
Posted By kingston

Gotcha. I I'm not a big fan of using long...

Gotcha. I I'm not a big fan of using long stretches of the Fox River Trail for brevets either. We did one earlier this year and there were a bunch of flooded sections we had to detour around which...
Replies: 91
Views: 7,868
Posted By kingston

Have you done any GLR rides? We ran a 600k out of...

Have you done any GLR rides? We ran a 600k out of Woodstock over the weekend. I had a family commitment so wasn't able to do it myself.
06-25-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By kingston

I have the HF ultrasonic cleaner. No better than...

I have the HF ultrasonic cleaner. No better than a ten dollar crockpot as far as I can tell.
06-25-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By kingston

I have heard of people using a crockpot with some...

I have heard of people using a crockpot with some dishsoap and water to loosen up the grease. Essentially the same as a heated ultrasonic cleaner without the buzzing.
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By kingston

Sorry about that. I have a lot of bikes and...

Sorry about that. I have a lot of bikes and accessories so I have to keep it all organized or my wife yells at me.
06-18-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,504
Posted By kingston

Irrelevant. Don't ride in the door zone and you...

Irrelevant. Don't ride in the door zone and you won't get doored.
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By kingston

I pack specifically what I need for every ride...

I pack specifically what I need for every ride depending on the bike I'm riding, distance, weather, etc. It's easier to pack that way if everything is already clean and organized, so when I get home,...
06-16-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 736
Posted By kingston

RH are the best, but Paselas are acceptable an a...

RH are the best, but Paselas are acceptable an a lot less expensive. There used to be a lot of good options for 26" but hardly any now that size is out of fashion.
06-12-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,572
Posted By kingston

I always recommend an aluminum frame as a starter...

I always recommend an aluminum frame as a starter bike because its cheaper and almost as good as other materials, but nobody aspires to own an aluminum bike. They settle for it.
Replies: 21
Views: 2,702
Posted By kingston

Nice job, fellas. Super convincing. :thumb:

Nice job, fellas. Super convincing. :thumb:
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By kingston

I've come to believe that your butt is more...

I've come to believe that your butt is more important than the saddle. At the beginning of the season all my saddles are uncomfortable and they're all fine by around the middle of May. I rode brevets...
06-10-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 563
Posted By kingston

I've worked out how to carry over 2 gallons of...

I've worked out how to carry over 2 gallons of water on the bike, so hydration hasn't been an issue for me, but it's annoying that all the public bathrooms are locked up.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By kingston

For the kind of riding you describe which sounds...

For the kind of riding you describe which sounds like a combination of commuting and mixed-surface JRA where durability is more important than speed I prefer Schwalbe Marathon ...
06-09-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,907
Posted By kingston

I'm not an expert on this, and I've never used...

I'm not an expert on this, and I've never used WKO because GC is free, but the Golden Cheetah modeling tutorials (https://www.goldencheetah.org/#section-tutorials) do a pretty good job of explaining...
06-09-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,907
Posted By kingston

I've been using Golden Cheetah for about six...

I've been using Golden Cheetah for about six weeks now and have started including maximal efforts into my training a few times a week so I can use the Morton 3 parameter model to continuously...
06-08-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 558
Posted By kingston

I washed my bike yesterday with a bucket, some...

I washed my bike yesterday with a bucket, some dish soap, a couple of brushes and sponge. Rinsed the soap off with a garden sprayer. The whole process took maybe 15 minutes. I have a power washer and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,287
Posted By kingston

Took a picture of my tanker truck this morning....

Took a picture of my tanker truck this morning. That's over a gallon of water on the frame....
06-05-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By kingston

Added a third cage with Zefal Gizmo mounts and...

Added a third cage with Zefal Gizmo mounts and two more with the B-Rad 4 with the double bottle adapter for over a gallon of water on the frame.
Ready for Corona Desert patrol....
06-03-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By kingston

It's neither good nor bad. It just gets darker...

It's neither good nor bad. It just gets darker with use. I really liked the saddle when it was new, but don't like it as much now after about 7k miles and it's indented from my sit bones. I guess...
06-03-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By kingston

I had a tan GB saddle. It's dark brown now.

I had a tan GB saddle. It's dark brown now.
06-03-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By kingston

Looks like you are riding 2-4 hours a week which...

Looks like you are riding 2-4 hours a week which isn't that much. Increase your duration ~10% a week until you get where you want to be.
06-01-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By kingston

I buy stuff from aliexpress from time to time,...

I buy stuff from aliexpress from time to time, and bought a Ralpha...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,397
Posted By kingston

There were a dozen centuries in my Strava feed...

There were a dozen centuries in my Strava feed this weekend. One guy had two. But a solo century is a completely different experience than a big organized ride. Phil's Cookie Fondo in October hasn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,538
Posted By kingston

I figured someone would correct me about the...

I figured someone would correct me about the Garmins, TBH I didn't really do that much research on them. I've been using an etrex20 for a long time (with OSM that I have to torrent and copy to the sd...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,538
Posted By kingston

I bought a new headunit about a month ago and...

I bought a new headunit about a month ago and went with the Wahoo Element Bolt based on advice from a friend who told me that the Bolt was better than the Roam unless I wanted the navigation which I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,585
Posted By kingston

I have a seven. It's a nice bike. I like it a...

I have a seven. It's a nice bike. I like it a lot. I clean it when it gets dirty and perform routine maintenance when it needs it. Mine has S&S couplers so I take it apart and put it in a suitcase...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,373
Posted By kingston

Yes. That's why the range is 16-19 mph. Rough...

Yes. That's why the range is 16-19 mph. Rough estimates, the pace tends to drop about 1% for every 5 feet/mile over 25. So most people will be about 15% slower on a course with 100 feet/mile than a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,373
Posted By kingston

Long distance cyclists tend to think about things...

Long distance cyclists tend to think about things in terms of distance over elapsed time which puts the OP just under 13.7 mph for a 72 ft/mile century with almost an hour off the bike. Most of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,287
Posted By kingston

I have been carrying a lot of water with me on...

I have been carrying a lot of water with me on the bike. Rode a full 300k on 6 liters a couple weeks ago. The 2.5l camelback isn't as uncomfortable as I thought it would be. 2x1 liter bottles in the...
05-27-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,907
Posted By kingston

I don't see the need to take an FTP test any time...

I don't see the need to take an FTP test any time soon. TrainingPeaks sends me alerts when they think I should increase my FTP based on actual rides, which is good enough for my purposes. I bought a...
05-24-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By kingston

You think thatís hard. Wait till you try to take...

You think thatís hard. Wait till you try to take it off.​​​​​​
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,664
Posted By kingston

According to their website. RWGPS has not taken...

According to their website. RWGPS has not taken any outside funding and is cash-flow positive. My guess is that RWGPS has a much, much higher percentage of paying customers than Strava.
Replies: 22
Views: 1,031
Posted By kingston

Our June/July 400 & 600k rides are now scheduled...

Our June/July 400 & 600k rides are now scheduled as club rides (non-RUSA sanctioned). The 400k routes are a 240k loop back to the start with a second 160k loop. The 600k adds a third 200k loop. This...
05-20-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 942
Posted By kingston

I've had both and would always prefer a 2"...

I've had both and would always prefer a 2" receiver unless there is something about the car that would prevent me from getting one.
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By kingston

K-hound isn't something very many Midwesterners...

K-hound isn't something very many Midwesterners attempt, I only know of 2, which is probably why permanents aren't as big of a deal up here. Even if you didn't have any other demands on your time,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,918
Posted By kingston

I rode an unsupported 300k on Saturday with 5.5l...

I rode an unsupported 300k on Saturday with 5.5l of water on the bike (2x1l bottles on the frame, a 1l platypus in the saddle bag and a 2.5l camelback). I had some water leftover, so I think I can...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By kingston

Wow! That's a lot of permanents. Hope RUSA is...

Wow! That's a lot of permanents. Hope RUSA is able to get them insured so you can keep your streak going :thumb:. There's no way I could ever get enough rides to complete a K-Hound in our ~6-month...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By kingston

I get that in normal years, but even if RUSA...

I get that in normal years, but even if RUSA opens up perms this year people won't have enough time to get a K-Hound on perms will they?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,664
Posted By kingston

I think it's cool that Strava doesn't have ads...

I think it's cool that Strava doesn't have ads like every other social media platform. Almost makes me want to subscribe, but it's not worth sixty bucks a year to give my friends kudos when they...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By kingston

Assuming you already know the route, what...

Assuming you already know the route, what difference does it make if RUSA sponsors the permanent or not? Illinois has been under a stay-at-home order since March, and I'm riding just as much this...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,031
Posted By kingston

We ended up running the club 200/300k rides last...

We ended up running the club 200/300k rides last weekend with our social distancing procedures, so individual start times/locations, no controls and e-proof-of-passage. With the RUSA ride ban...
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By kingston

I'd go with the steel rails. If they bend you can...

I'd go with the steel rails. If they bend you can probably bend them back and at least finish the ride with a saddle. If the carbon breaks you're standing up for the rest of the ride. Same reason I...
05-17-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,493
Posted By kingston

Training Peaks calculated my Threshold Heat Rate...

Training Peaks calculated my Threshold Heat Rate and Power based on a hard training ride last week, and the values seem consistent with what I would expect based on the data I see from my other...
05-15-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,493
Posted By kingston

Great advice as always. I got an HRM chest strap...

Great advice as always. I got an HRM chest strap with the bolt head unit so I have been recording that too for the first time. Sounds like it will take a few months of recording and observations...
05-15-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,493
Posted By kingston

This article...

This article (https://help.trainingpeaks.com/hc/en-us/articles/230904648-Suggested-Weekly-TSS-and-Target-CTL) is what gave me the idea that weekly TSS was a useful thing to track but perhaps not.
05-15-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,493
Posted By kingston

Thanks for the helpful response, but I don't...

Thanks for the helpful response, but I don't think tracking the performance management metrics is going to work for me. I have a lot of bikes and just one has a powermeter, so I was hoping to get a...
05-14-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,493
Posted By kingston

atwl77, I just got my first powermeter last week...

atwl77, I just got my first powermeter last week and am trying to figure out what TSS I should aim for. I came in at 836 last week which was sort of a normal in-season week for me; one long ride (8h...
05-13-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,889
Posted By kingston

I guess lighting is a very personal thing. I have...

I guess lighting is a very personal thing. I have ridden a lot of miles at night in the rain with the 30 lux Pure and find that to be totally adequate. I've also ridden all night in the rain with the...
05-12-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,889
Posted By kingston

I don't know if that's normal. Most of my...

I don't know if that's normal. Most of my training has been early morning in the dark with those battery powered lights so they get used almost every day rain or shine, and my training bikes don't...
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