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Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 526
Posted By AlgarveCycling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlz52XW6CMM ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlz52XW6CMM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdscuvZmJ5g

It is an absolute fact that different bikes will make a difference in terms of watts required to propel...
09-23-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,573
Posted By AlgarveCycling

At just shy of 50 years old, in January 2019, I...

At just shy of 50 years old, in January 2019, I weighed 86kg (189lbs) which is heavy for someone only 5ft 6. I had put on the weight because I didn't adjust my diet when I went from serious Cat 1...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,708
Posted By AlgarveCycling

The psi I run is based upon my fastest segment...

The psi I run is based upon my fastest segment times - less about comfort, more about speed in my case for racing.

On my MTB, I run tubeless and around 19 psi front, 20 rear, a little more if the...
09-14-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 601
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Cheers! Logo's and bright is a subjective...

Cheers!

Logo's and bright is a subjective taste, obviously, my Project One was always going to be bold. However, I like both loud and stealth...hence my other road bike being unpainted and plain....
09-14-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 601
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Love my Trek...with Specialized Roval parts too! ...

Love my Trek...with Specialized Roval parts too!

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 26,876
Views: 16,915,445
Posted By AlgarveCycling

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My two. Trek Madone SLR 6 with Roval Rapide CLX wheels, Stages 3 power...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Yes, and apparently the reason is because the...

Yes, and apparently the reason is because the Bianchi Oltre XR4 is one of the heavier bikes in the Peloton so they are loathe to add more weight, hence rim. They have gone so far as adopting a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,033
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Ignore him, HIIT training is a mainstay of any...

Ignore him, HIIT training is a mainstay of any good training programme. I am a natural sprinter and fastest in my region and I stay that way due to hard interval training - I pretty much know all the...
08-22-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,701
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I wave to all cyclists, regardless of what type...

I wave to all cyclists, regardless of what type of cycling they are doing. I also say hello to pedestrians I pass who are walking on the road in small rural Portuguese villages; they all say hello...
08-18-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,697
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Yes, they are! :thumb: My Danish stepson, now...

Yes, they are! :thumb: My Danish stepson, now living in Copenhagen and stepdaughter living in Uppsalla (University) introduced me to them years ago, wonderful.


On the masks front, here in...
08-05-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 21,308
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I've never subscribed to any particular diet as...

I've never subscribed to any particular diet as such. I was always in great shape due to a very athletic lifestyle right up until my mid-30's. It fell off a cliff when I relocated to the UK and found...
07-27-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,026
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Wow! Someone's over-sensitive! :lol: I'm not...

Wow! Someone's over-sensitive! :lol:

I'm not 'bad-mouthing' anything, I'm sharing in the context of aero and different bikes. Rant? Jeez, you need to grow up, matey, and get that chip removed from...
07-25-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,159
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Perfectly normal and room for more. In order...

Perfectly normal and room for more.

In order of arrival, mine are:
1999 Trek 26" MTB hardtail
2019 KTM Kapoho 29er E-MTB full suspension
2019 KTM Scarp Sonic 29er MTB full suspension
2019...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 03:48 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,766
Posted By AlgarveCycling

It's very easy. Plug your Garmin device into your...

It's very easy. Plug your Garmin device into your laptop/pc and go to Garmin/Activities folder. Latest will be today's date for example and a .fit file. Save to desktop. Go to Strava, Upload new...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,019
Posted By AlgarveCycling

A few weeks ago I was in a small pre-organised...

A few weeks ago I was in a small pre-organised group doing specific time trial training over a 100km route. On a long downhill section we picked up a hitchhiker we overtook who quickly inserted...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,696
Posted By AlgarveCycling

:lol: You are amusing, if nothing else....

:lol:

You are amusing, if nothing else. Immaturity and a lack of real experience shows though - you keep projecting nonsense based upon an evidently deep-seated need to feel superior somehow. :)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,696
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Are you 12 years old or just a green with envy...

Are you 12 years old or just a green with envy loser? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,696
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Show-offs. Because people aren't allowed to own...

Show-offs. Because people aren't allowed to own expensive bikes unless they are sponsored and given them? Or amateurs who have earned them by results first? The chap who has worked, earned his money,...
07-16-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,036
Posted By AlgarveCycling

It stands to reason that the stronger and fitter...

It stands to reason that the stronger and fitter you are, the better/faster you will be - this applies to pretty much anything. The discussion is about the bikes themselves, not human engine...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,696
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I can pitch up to a Club ride for road bikes on...

I can pitch up to a Club ride for road bikes on my 29er MTB and beat a lot of the riders. Does that mean an MTB is just as fast as a lighter, more aero road bike? No, obviously not it just means I'm...
07-15-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,036
Posted By AlgarveCycling

My hill climb PR's, and by that I mean long,...

My hill climb PR's, and by that I mean long, steep gradient climbs, are all from riding my 5.8kg Wilier, a bike with aero wheels and forks but otherwise optimised only for weight reduction. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,292
Posted By AlgarveCycling

100% No one has to justify themselves or...

100%

No one has to justify themselves or explain how parts of it, like KOM's, mean nothing to them. Those of us who like Strava pick and choose which elements of it we enjoy and that's fine. Many...
07-15-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,521
Posted By AlgarveCycling

When I sprinted or put in a hard effort my right...

When I sprinted or put in a hard effort my right foot would rub against my crank arm and my right knee would hurt after the ride. It was only with Speedplay's that I could get a pro bike fit that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,292
Posted By AlgarveCycling

It is odd behaviour but some folks are sore...

It is odd behaviour but some folks are sore losers and cannot cope with defeat. Others make excuses, some throw wobblies. I've had one chap block me on Strava but that's all.

I don't try for KOM's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,225
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I used to draft trucks a lot in my wayward youth....

I used to draft trucks a lot in my wayward youth. We would often catch the big sugarcane rigs joining the highway and slip those upwards of 65mph! Then one day we dropped off and seconds later the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,225
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Many years ago in South Africa, we had a local...

Many years ago in South Africa, we had a local circuit that was a free-for-all and it was - and still is I believe - for anyone to jump in and out of at any time and groups would form. If you could...
07-14-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I'm doing around 350 - 500km+ per week with 2...

I'm doing around 350 - 500km+ per week with 2 rest days so 3hr+ rides are 2-3x a week. No time constraints, I'm semi-retired (51) and just need my phone with me to sort out any issues that might...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,225
Posted By AlgarveCycling

If I see a lone cyclist or group ahead who are...

If I see a lone cyclist or group ahead who are riding/training at a slower pace, I'll pass them and greet them. If they invite me to join them, I'll decide in the moment but otherwise I will continue...
07-13-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,013
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Absolutely some folks are more naturally suited...

Absolutely some folks are more naturally suited to one aspect of any sport - or specific sport itself - than others. I was always a fast short distance runner as a kid and so took part in 100m, 200m...
07-11-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,840
Posted By AlgarveCycling

True in terms of the impact to me, it is very...

True in terms of the impact to me, it is very tangible. Yes too, it is a lot to spend if it isn't disposable income for marginal gains.

I'm in the Veteran class now and feature in the Top 5 for...
07-10-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,840
Posted By AlgarveCycling

When I got my Trek Madone a month ago I marvelled...

When I got my Trek Madone a month ago I marvelled at how it felt faster on the flats and I was able to sprint a whole lot better on it too. Given I am a sprint specialist in races, the Madone suits...
07-09-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,521
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Utter rubbish :) With respect, you may not have...

Utter rubbish :) With respect, you may not have got on with them because they require maintenance you didn't like to do but they are excellent pedals. There is a GCN video on Youtube that shows how...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,096
Posted By AlgarveCycling

This is what I do, a Buff is fine and convenient....

This is what I do, a Buff is fine and convenient. Even in 35C heat yesterday I didn't mind having it around my neck ready if needed - protects me from sunburn too!
07-08-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,350
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I've spent a fair bit in the last 12 months on...

I've spent a fair bit in the last 12 months on cycling. In the mid-80's I got into road racing and my first bike was quite basic and I spent the next 10 years upgrading - it actually changed groupset...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,291
Posted By AlgarveCycling

If you do a lot of descending and flat then a 53...

If you do a lot of descending and flat then a 53 can be good, especially for TT. I used to race 53/39 but nowadays much prefer the compact 50/34. I do live in a hilly area though and the compact is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,477
Views: 344,683
Posted By AlgarveCycling

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07-06-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,887
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Road bars receive tape whereas MTB, BMX etc...

Road bars receive tape whereas MTB, BMX etc receive thicker grips. The resulting thickness is generally similar.

Different folks like different levels of tape thickness too on road bars but the...
07-02-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,894
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Yes, for a lot of cyclists, of course. In...

Yes, for a lot of cyclists, of course. In Amsterdam I've yet to see anyone who isn't intending to train with clipless - all flats, as we would expect.
I use flats on my commuter when I'm there. Hop...
07-02-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,894
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Yes. I am a sprinter, still pushing over 1200...

Yes. I am a sprinter, still pushing over 1200 Watts nowadays at full tilt. I raced BMX for years as a kid, know all about flat pedals and do prefer them for BMX and MTB where I may want to put my...
06-30-20, 01:21 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,675
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Many! Been to Africa? Loads of old Mercs around a...

Many! Been to Africa? Loads of old Mercs around a lot older than that as well as the more recent, 'complicated' models. Here in Europe, they seem to last too. A taxi favourite, a businessman's...
06-26-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,949
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I wear a Buff too when cycling but fortunately I...

I wear a Buff too when cycling but fortunately I only have to use it to cover my nose and mouth if I enter a shop or similarly enclosed place. I have ridden with covering my face and it's only fine...
06-23-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,675
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Stuff all difference unless there was a KOM I...

Stuff all difference unless there was a KOM I wanted on the way and if it was a steep hill or a short sprint... :)

I'd take my $500 bike. Or my MTB. :lol: On a boat or plane, because I'd have to...
06-23-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,675
Posted By AlgarveCycling

This subject is very subjective... A $500...

This subject is very subjective...

A $500 bike will be utter rubbish to anyone wanting to race at a high level. However, it will serve adequately to allow someone to decide if cycling on a more...
06-22-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,251
Posted By AlgarveCycling

It's an accepted fact in most enlightened...

It's an accepted fact in most enlightened countries now, especially those that adopted the practise early and saw greatly reduced infected rates and now get to watch in amazement at how those...
06-22-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,193
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I think your gearing is fine. I went up one of my...

I think your gearing is fine. I went up one of my local steeper ones last week on the way up to Foia, Monchique our highest point. It's 2.36km, average 10% and max gradient on the switchbacks hits...
06-22-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,063
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Rechargeable portable air compressor/electric...

Rechargeable portable air compressor/electric pump that fits comfortably into one of my jersey pockets along with a spare tube :thumb:

No manual pump, no C02. Brilliant.
06-22-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,251
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Well, it is an absolute fact that they are not...

Well, it is an absolute fact that they are not useless. :)

Of course, you need an educated society to gain the benefits they bring, an ignorant one will indeed make them useless. Here in...
06-21-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 65,259
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Well...I do race road, got an 8th place at the...

Well...I do race road, got an 8th place at the National Championships, 2nd at Regionals, Club Champion and several Elite wins and currently, at 51, still racing (including XC MTB now) and training...
06-19-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,809
Posted By AlgarveCycling

If your phone is better for you for your personal...

If your phone is better for you for your personal needs, that's great. It's always nice to find a solution to whatever we want to solve. :) If it means a lot to you that one device is more...
06-16-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 626,323
Posted By AlgarveCycling

My bikes: Wilier Zero.6 Sram Red eTap ...

My bikes:

Wilier Zero.6 Sram Red eTap (5.8kg)
Trek Madone SLR 6 (8.4kg)
KTM Scarp Sonic 29er XTR (9.2kg)
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