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Forum: Great Lakes
02-27-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,024
Posted By brian416

Empire a good place to stop, food, ice cream and...

Empire a good place to stop, food, ice cream and a nice beach in town there.

From frankfort, I'd recommend riding M22 up to Empire then, riding into Leelanau County to get back to TC. As long as...
02-19-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By brian416

It's definitely the strap. I've never had a...

It's definitely the strap. I've never had a Garmin soft strap last more than a year, but keep original little plastic transmitter as a backup too, it's nice to have just in case.
12-03-17, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,074
Posted By brian416

What type of temps are you riding in? For my...

What type of temps are you riding in?

For my road bike, withwool socks with Neoprene Louis Garneau booties, I'm good to the teens in temp without any issues. And that's way cheaper than winter...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-17, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,168
Posted By brian416

Riding will depend on how bad your ribs are. I've...

Riding will depend on how bad your ribs are. I've cracked mine a few times now, I'd just count the first few weeks as a recovery time off the bike.

It's not the safest or best thing, but Tramadol...
10-15-17, 03:37 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 22,797
Posted By brian416

Having owned many Garmins over the years, you...

Having owned many Garmins over the years, you need to give 6 months before a newly released device is reliable, you may want to send it back and get a 1000. Early adopters are beta testers for...
10-15-17, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By brian416

Unfortunately a calibration in the 300s means...

Unfortunately a calibration in the 300s means your Powertap has to be sent in to be replaced by Saris, most likely a damaged torque tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-16, 05:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,922
Posted By brian416

Jean3n16 it really depends, you won't know until...

Jean3n16 it really depends, you won't know until you try it. I've cracked my ribs 3 different times over the years and sometimes I've been able to ride, just easy. In worst case, I couldn't hardly...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 82,969
Posted By brian416

I just throw a rug in between my bikes, that...

I just throw a rug in between my bikes, that works just fine. This in my Chevy Cruze
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/mx416/Bike/IMG_20160924_155950.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-16, 05:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,615
Posted By brian416

Unless you're regularly putting out 25+ hour...

Unless you're regularly putting out 25+ hour weeks, you don't need to worry about overtraining.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,726
Posted By brian416

Campag4life there isn't much of a difference,the...

Campag4life there isn't much of a difference,the only thing I can feel is that I can't feel flex in the rear end with standing up 600+ watt surges that the SL3 has. Outside of sprinting, I cant tell...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,726
Posted By brian416

My SL4 and SL3 ...

My SL4 and SL3
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/mx416/Bike/IMG_2995.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mx416/media/Bike/IMG_2995.jpg.html)

Old team geometry SL2...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-16, 06:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,741
Posted By brian416

IMO, race vs endurance really doesn't matter...

IMO, race vs endurance really doesn't matter unless your fit is right. I rode my Specialized SL2 across the US and was perfectly comfortable because my fit was. Or react, I never wished for an...
12-17-15, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 949
Posted By brian416

I've used Progold Prolink down to -20F and it...

I've used Progold Prolink down to -20F and it still worked fine. I have no idea if it's environmentally friendly or not though.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-15, 07:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,537
Posted By brian416

1000, the screen is by far the easiest to read...

1000, the screen is by far the easiest to read and the menus are easy to operate.
I also have a 510 that I use for mountain biking since the start and lap buttons on the 1000 can get sand around...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-15, 04:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,513
Posted By brian416

Keep an eye on temperatures too. In northern...

Keep an eye on temperatures too. In northern areas, the rain can be cold and quickly leave you shivering and frozen (not fun), when I've ridden in southern states in the rain it was no problem...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-15, 07:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,394
Posted By brian416

Light action cleats are the same shape as zeros,...

Light action cleats are the same shape as zeros, just a softer spring and no float adjustment. Pedals can be used interchangeably between zero and light action, they're 100% compatible.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,006
Posted By brian416

The 1000's screen is much better than the 810,...

The 1000's screen is much better than the 810, better quality, easier to read and operates like a cell phone screen.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-15, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,679,735
Posted By brian416

New frame, no white garage. Probably a love it or...

New frame, no white garage. Probably a love it or hate it frame.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/mx416/Bike/183df827-862e-4e3e-85f2-f69a87835af1.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-15, 07:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,534
Posted By brian416

There's lot of steep stuff in Michigan. This is a...

There's lot of steep stuff in Michigan. This is a paved path that goes straight over Schuss Mountain and hits an actual 36%, it's ridiculous
Strava Segment | Heideldorf Ln Climb...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-15, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By brian416

Yellows are fine on Gigantex Rims, I used them...

Yellows are fine on Gigantex Rims, I used them for 20k miles. Black Prince and terrible for Gigantex rims, they squeal constantly (I was never able to get rid of the noise) and I burned through a set...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,562
Posted By brian416

I have the wheels manufacturing adapters on my...

I have the wheels manufacturing adapters on my bike with a GXP Quarq. Several thousand miles and no creaking.
12-03-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By brian416

I carry a 2.4 tube in my back pocket or inside a...

I carry a 2.4 tube in my back pocket or inside a bottle cage pod. If you open the valve, squeeze all the air out and wrap it up tight with rubber bands, the tubes really are not that large
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-14, 08:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,015
Posted By brian416

Congrats on the milestone, that is a huge...

Congrats on the milestone, that is a huge accomplishment with everything your body has been subjected to with the medical issues, plus Klein's are always cool bikes
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-14, 07:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,209
Posted By brian416

This is why half the time my brake thingys are...

This is why half the time my brake thingys are halfway open.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-13, 06:08 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 179,865
Posted By brian416

I use a K-Edge mount, works great, keeps the...

I use a K-Edge mount, works great, keeps the camera out of the way
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/mx416/Bike/IMG_0750.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mx416/media/Bike/IMG_0750.jpg.html)...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-13, 10:01 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 7,262
Posted By brian416

It seems like the problem is that they were...

It seems like the problem is that they were allowed to trademark the name of a town in the first place. It doesn't make sense to allow companies to trademark the name of a city.
12-07-13, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 652,227
Posted By brian416

There's no way to get the data back, my 705 did...

There's no way to get the data back, my 705 did the same thing on an important race file, I tried everything, the data just isn't there. I dumped the 705 and my 800 been perfect.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,061
Posted By brian416

Old thread, but I do all my intervals on...

Old thread, but I do all my intervals on E-motions. You can kind of sprint, but you have to be fairly smooth. The bars/bumpers help keep you on the rollers for when you're pushing really hard and go...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-13, 05:10 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 179,865
Posted By brian416

I'm not sure who he was, he's very very fast to...

I'm not sure who he was, he's very very fast to be able to hang with that ride though.
11-04-13, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 652,227
Posted By brian416

Varying power is normal even with 3sec smoothing,...

Varying power is normal even with 3sec smoothing, it will get easier to get closer to your target power for intervals. I use average lap power on my interval screen, it helps keep you on track to hit...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-13, 09:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,925
Posted By brian416

I started out with Sprinters and moved to Evo Cx...

I started out with Sprinters and moved to Evo Cx tires, I flatted 3 out of the 4 of them (staple, hitting a small stone, pinch flatting (110psi in tire, 145# rider)), the flats combined with the fact...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-13, 07:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,461
Posted By brian416

I would consider anyone about 4.0 w/g to be...

I would consider anyone about 4.0 w/g to be pretty fast. That's a high enough threshold that surges in races aren't going to hurt you too bad. When I'm in shape, mine is around 4.5w/g as a cat 3. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-13, 08:59 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,461
Posted By brian416

Divide your FTP by your weight in kg and this...

Divide your FTP by your weight in kg and this will tell you if you're any fast or not

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/mx416/Bike/powerprofile_v4.gif...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,588
Posted By brian416

My 2009 Specialized SL2 has 22,240 miles, about...

My 2009 Specialized SL2 has 22,240 miles, about 240 hours of roller time.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-13, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,679,735
Posted By brian416

There's too much talking in here. My bike is...

There's too much talking in here.

My bike is pretty much the same as when I last posted it, just have a different seatpost

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/mx416/Bike/IMG_0971.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-13, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By brian416

For me, depending on the wind, that'd be 360-380...

For me, depending on the wind, that'd be 360-380 watts
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-13, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By brian416

To me, 28mph felt like ~220 watts, which is not...

To me, 28mph felt like ~220 watts, which is not very much for the speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-13, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By brian416

I have ridden it and it's an awesome bike, it...

I have ridden it and it's an awesome bike, it doubles your power output, you can cruise at 28mph all day long on it. It's really run. Too bad we can't get the 35mph European version here.

It'd be...
09-10-13, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 652,227
Posted By brian416

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic....

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=24359&sid=4bbec22006f5f47b01f18de6d6e1b896
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-13, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,077
Posted By brian416

It helps if you use an electrode gel, it will...

It helps if you use an electrode gel, it will eliminate the spikes and drops., I use this stuff (http://www.medicalartspress.com/signa-gel-electrode-gel/cbs/172237.html) and the bottle lasts for...
07-07-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,643
Posted By brian416

They updated the wireless cranks so that they no...

They updated the wireless cranks so that they no longer turn on by spinning backwards, not sure why though.

I have a PCVI and 800. The PCVI can record at .5 second intervals and the Garmin at 1...
07-07-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,643
Posted By brian416

I have an SRM (wireless Specialized) and Quarq...

I have an SRM (wireless Specialized) and Quarq (S975). They both have stable zero offsets and if there is any difference in power between them, I certainly can't tell.

Battery: SRM requires...
07-02-13, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,276
Posted By brian416

That pisses me off, the crash was likely due to...

That pisses me off, the crash was likely due to the race organizers changing the finish line twice in just a couple Km.

This quote sums it up perfectly
Nigel Wynn wrote on Twitter, “On note of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-13, 07:23 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,169
Posted By brian416

There isn't any just sitting in. Just riding 6+...

There isn't any just sitting in. Just riding 6+ hours a day for 3 weeks straight is extremely tough to do, let alone in racing situations. Not only do that have to ride that long, they're dealing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-13, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By brian416

You'll need to buy a 110 bcd crank. Yours is 130...

You'll need to buy a 110 bcd crank. Yours is 130 and cannot fit compact rings
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-13, 06:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,439
Posted By brian416

Mine is 53.4, I doubt I'll ever go much higher, I...

Mine is 53.4, I doubt I'll ever go much higher, I don't weigh enough
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/mx416/Bike/2013-04-20NC.png...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,119
Posted By brian416

I stop if there's cars around, but if not, I blow...

I stop if there's cars around, but if not, I blow through the stop sign like it's not there.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-13, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,348
Posted By brian416

Mine included free updates for a year. Mine...

Mine included free updates for a year.

Mine moved my cleats back, saddle back and up. I can put out the same power as before, comfort is the same too. I was having some knee problems before the...
05-22-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,669
Posted By brian416

I know who you're talking about! Really nice guy...

I know who you're talking about! Really nice guy and really fast. The lack of wins is because he's a work horse on the team. People still tell stories about his start to racing. One of his first...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-13, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,341
Views: 294,252
Posted By brian416

Overlooking Glen Lake ...

Overlooking Glen Lake
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/mx416/Bike/IMG_0947.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mx416/media/Bike/IMG_0947.jpg.html)
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