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Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 976
Posted By mzeffex

If you're at Lake Como directly you can do a nice...

If you're at Lake Como directly you can do a nice loop around it, roughly 100 miles. With 3 hours it would be easy to do 90 minutes out and back. Did it last summer and it was quite nice. Rolling...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 133,814
Posted By mzeffex

Got my stitches out today, and have been doing...

Got my stitches out today, and have been doing some trainer rides, though I can't put my hands on the bars still.

On the bright side, new fork, saddle, derailleur, etc. are all supposed to be here...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 133,814
Posted By mzeffex

Both knees, quads, stomach, chest, forearms to...

Both knees, quads, stomach, chest, forearms to wrists, and both palms. 7 stitches in one elbow. Nothing is painful except my hands which I can't keep covered because they're hands.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 133,814
Posted By mzeffex

Does anyone have an idea how much energy the body...

Does anyone have an idea how much energy the body uses to repair road rash? I know breaking bones can double your caloric need. I've been eating normally, haven't been on the bike in a few days, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 133,814
Posted By mzeffex

It has been suggested but my pride is making me...

It has been suggested but my pride is making me insist on waiting
07-03-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 34,683
Posted By mzeffex

Entered the fast local race last night. Was...

Entered the fast local race last night. Was impressing myself sticking with the lead group for 40 minutes before I got dropped and was in no man's land. Glanced at my garmin to see my NP and slammed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 133,814
Posted By mzeffex

It's been so long since I've had a bad crash....

It's been so long since I've had a bad crash. This pain comes in waves and I tried showering but it hurts too much so I have 90 minutes of riding in 90 degree temps worth of sweat on me.

I'm sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 133,814
Posted By mzeffex

Nah. City Streets in fort collins

Nah. City Streets in fort collins
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 133,814
Posted By mzeffex

Big time. I just wish I didn't forget gloves. I...

Big time. I just wish I didn't forget gloves. I always race with gloves, except you know, last night.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 133,814
Posted By mzeffex

Update after a more cognizant exam of my bike. ...

Update after a more cognizant exam of my bike.

Frame is okay.

Fork is cracked in many, many ways.

My shifters don't look pretty and my saddle looks worse than my body.

Front Zipp 303 has...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 133,814
Posted By mzeffex

Well. I stayed with the fast bois. Then I...

Well. I stayed with the fast bois.

Then I cracked my bike, my wheel, my glasses, and I'm in the ER awaiting stitches.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 133,814
Posted By mzeffex

This is mostly unfortunate because I really only...

This is mostly unfortunate because I really only raced for the prime and winner's prizes, yogurt, and the chances of taking home more delicious food have gone out the window.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 133,814
Posted By mzeffex

Tonight will be interesting. Doing a local...

Tonight will be interesting. Doing a local "training" crit, the A race, with some people who are actual pros and will inevitably chew me up and spit me out. However, I've definitely outgrown the B...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 118,225
Posted By mzeffex

That corner did not look like a full on u-turn on...

That corner did not look like a full on u-turn on the map... it was odd. There was a weird crash in that corner on my race but I easily got around it. It makes sense that NP would be high given the...
06-30-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 34,683
Posted By mzeffex

First 3 race in the books. Kept myself in the top...

First 3 race in the books. Kept myself in the top 5 spots for most of the race. The race splintered pretty good, and was happy to be at the front. And then, with 1 lap to go, I wasn't. Mid-pack...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 118,225
Posted By mzeffex

First 3 race in the books. Kept myself in the top...

First 3 race in the books. Kept myself in the top 5 spots for most of the race. The race splintered pretty good, and was happy to be at the front. And then, with 1 lap to go, I wasn't. Mid-pack...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 118,225
Posted By mzeffex

Honestly that's my go to meal. The rest of the...

Honestly that's my go to meal. The rest of the week I'm healthier, but it seems to be good fuel!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 118,225
Posted By mzeffex

Ramped up from ~2000 miles a year to ~8500 last...

Ramped up from ~2000 miles a year to ~8500 last year and over 5000 so far in 2019.

I've also figured out nutrition and seldom drink.

As a junior I was focused on not gaining any weight which...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 118,225
Posted By mzeffex

Thanks :) Not trying to brag, but honestly...

Thanks :)

Not trying to brag, but honestly I'm proud of what I've pulled off this year.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 118,225
Posted By mzeffex

You did the omnium? The TT looked interesting....

You did the omnium? The TT looked interesting. I'm usually fairly good at those but I would have been on my road bike against TT bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 118,225
Posted By mzeffex

Yup, Lyons. Would have liked to do the omnium but...

Yup, Lyons. Would have liked to do the omnium but it's too dang expensive.

I upgraded to cat 4 in 2011, raced on and off, never had results, and then this year I've been on the podium in 10/14...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 118,225
Posted By mzeffex

Tomorrow is my first race after a recent category...

Tomorrow is my first race after a recent category upgrade.

I'm split between having no expectations for myself, other than to learn, and really wanting to be on the podium and will face inevitable...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 118,225
Posted By mzeffex

Since I'm here, how's everyone doing? I find...

Since I'm here, how's everyone doing?

I find that my fascination with the sport has changed. I now am much less interested in the gear, though I still love fast bikes, and much more interested in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 118,225
Posted By mzeffex

I wonder what those questions were

I wonder what those questions were
06-22-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 34,683
Posted By mzeffex

It's been a season. Upgrade to cat 4 in 2011,...

It's been a season. Upgrade to cat 4 in 2011, haven't moved vertically since, at least partially due to collegiate racing, but also due to confidence or lack thereof etc. This season I knew I was fit...
03-30-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5,531
Views: 445,204
Posted By mzeffex

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The final piece
03-29-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5,531
Views: 445,204
Posted By mzeffex

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 95,664
Posted By mzeffex

I intended to do a nice long ride today, since I...

I intended to do a nice long ride today, since I have the day off, but then that blizzard came.

Somehow I found the mental fortitude to ride for four hours on the trainer. Not sure how that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 72,092
Posted By mzeffex

Vittoria Corsa

Vittoria Corsa
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 72,092
Posted By mzeffex

Haha, they're 3T Rotundo Pro handlebars. Classic...

Haha, they're 3T Rotundo Pro handlebars. Classic bend, always been my preference. Definitely not old bars, just old style.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 95,664
Posted By mzeffex

It's snowy and cold enough here that the dog...

It's snowy and cold enough here that the dog prefers to pretend she doesn't have business to take care of outside, and then does it inside. It's great.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 72,092
Posted By mzeffex

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New tire day
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 95,664
Posted By mzeffex

Dura Ace 7800

Dura Ace 7800
03-03-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,029,331
Posted By mzeffex

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My new one!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 95,664
Posted By mzeffex

It's my first Italian steel bike, I've always...

It's my first Italian steel bike, I've always longed for one. Put about 200 mi on it this week and it's... kind of worryingly like my much fancier, modern bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 95,664
Posted By mzeffex

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Hi everyone. I seem to only show up here when I get a new bike. So,...
03-03-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 699,606
Posted By mzeffex

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Picked up this Treviso on rough shape, pretty happy with how it...
06-21-15, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By mzeffex

The epic (especially the WC) is pretty much as...

The epic (especially the WC) is pretty much as close to a hardtail as you can get while keeping the rear shock, if that's what you're looking for.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-15, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 77,543
Posted By mzeffex

IMHO electronic brakes should never happen

IMHO electronic brakes should never happen
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-15, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 77,543
Posted By mzeffex

I got my warrantied Red derailleur today. First...

I got my warrantied Red derailleur today. First time I took out the fancy road bike in a month-ish. That bike flies. Sometimes I think about selling it (to get a new one), but then I have a ride like...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-15, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 77,543
Posted By mzeffex

those shoes are awesome

those shoes are awesome
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 77,543
Posted By mzeffex

Pretty good day on the bike. 40 miles on the...

Pretty good day on the bike. 40 miles on the mountain bike, then for some reason I accepted an offer to go on a road ride. So I did another 25 on that.

What about you all?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-15, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 77,543
Posted By mzeffex

The point where I took the photo from is one of...

The point where I took the photo from is one of the eastern-most foothills of the rockies. Behind me its mountainous for... I don't know, 250 miles? And obviously ahead of me it's flat for a thousand.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 77,543
Posted By mzeffex

Not sure if I've posted a photo of the new bike...

Not sure if I've posted a photo of the new bike yet here, but here it is from today's ride.
...
06-08-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,408,018
Posted By mzeffex

Here's one of my new one ...

Here's one of my new one

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-15, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 77,543
Posted By mzeffex

I think it was the carbon wheels

I think it was the carbon wheels
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-15, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 77,543
Posted By mzeffex

So I raced the new mountain bike that I got on...

So I raced the new mountain bike that I got on Friday today.

At 9000 feet (4000 above where I live)

With a headache

After having ridden many a mile yesterday

And then I won.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-15, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 88,338
Posted By mzeffex

So I got the new bike. Day 1, first ride, and I...

So I got the new bike. Day 1, first ride, and I ate **** riding down a boulder and destroyed the saddle, scratched the rear section of the frame, the rear derailleur, ripped a shift cable, and messed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-15, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 88,338
Posted By mzeffex

There will be pictures. Here's a hint ...

There will be pictures.

Here's a hint

http://stwww.bikemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Shimano-M9000-111.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 88,338
Posted By mzeffex

Today is the day, the new bike is arriving.

Today is the day, the new bike is arriving.
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