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05-10-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,394
Posted By SCTinkering

I am better off losing another 10-15 pounds off...

I am better off losing another 10-15 pounds off of my magic meat covered skeleton before turning to aero gains. We're cyclists, so the lure of just paying money to get a gain is part of the dna.
05-04-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,394
Posted By SCTinkering

Do the above numbers take in consideration that...

Do the above numbers take in consideration that just being on gravel itself can require 10-30% more power just from the resistance/efficiency of the surface?

Granted Aero is Aero no matter the...
11-02-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,457
Posted By SCTinkering

Completed the California Coast Classic Bike Tour...

Completed the California Coast Classic Bike Tour for the Arthritis Foundation. 527 miles 25,657 feet of climbing. from Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco to Santa Monica Pier (almost) staying to the...
10-15-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,668
Posted By SCTinkering

Missed this one too. Not pancake flat, but 3100...

Missed this one too. Not pancake flat, but 3100 over 100 miles is on the low side for NorCal https://davisbikeclub.org/foxys-fall-century-2021/
07-27-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,721
Posted By SCTinkering

Mount Umunhum is no joke. Hicks to the junction...

Mount Umunhum is no joke. Hicks to the junction is also joke free. Nothing like 18% kickers to make those 9% sections such a relief to be on.

Mount Hamilton is its own joy in that if you start...
06-12-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,631
Posted By SCTinkering

Just ride frequently and for longer. There are...

Just ride frequently and for longer. There are places that two years ago were small ring/biggest cog and a struggle for me to get up that are now big ring and 2nd/3rd biggest without thinking (more a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,815
Posted By SCTinkering

If you want bullet proof, get beryllium 🙄

If you want bullet proof, get beryllium 🙄
05-14-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,518
Posted By SCTinkering

Exactly. I actually did a couple of 25 ish mile...

Exactly. I actually did a couple of 25 ish mile recovery rides the two days following & didn't feel bad at all. Just goes to show that at least for me, I am able to do things like the Davis Double...
05-13-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,518
Posted By SCTinkering

Self-Supported Century with Garmin Smart Drink/Eat

Background: I'm a 53 year old technically obese man that just happens to put anywhere from 125-180 miles in on a given week.

Equipment:
Bike- T-Lab X3
Computer- Garmin Edge 1030
Power Meter -...
05-09-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,230
Posted By SCTinkering

I know people that swear by Liquid IV, Nuun...

I know people that swear by Liquid IV,
Nuun also has non fizzy powders.
I've been known to use OSMO on event days, but like Nuun powder it's a bit pricey for everyday use.
Mio has some sport...
04-20-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,891
Posted By SCTinkering

Every person is different. What works for one,...

Every person is different. What works for one, doesn't work for all. What it really boils down to is a level of calorie restriction in some way shape or form.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,547
Posted By SCTinkering

T-Lab (Visceral out of Montreal) X3 Full GRX Di2...

T-Lab (Visceral out of Montreal) X3 Full GRX Di2 (Gravel/Endurance Geometry) and a set of wheels for every occasion. Bought Gravel for flexibility and friendly geometry. Upgraded from a 2003 Airborne...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 936,713
Posted By SCTinkering

This was at the top of a ride that was a mix of...

This was at the top of a ride that was a mix of road and Gravel. https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/pxl_20201029_000514998_3c65c72b21482b14c17c6e492c41371b48739b19.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,815
Posted By SCTinkering

I was looking at Lynskey and got some LBS...

I was looking at Lynskey and got some LBS (multiple shops) feedback on them was there was mixed. The price seems too good to be true which kind of turned me off. I instead opted for a T-Lab X-3...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 936,713
Posted By SCTinkering

My most recent purchase. A T-Lab X3 (gravel...

My most recent purchase. A T-Lab X3 (gravel geometry and wheel clearance) shown here in road configuration with Chris King/Nox wheels shod with GP5000 Tubeless.
I bought a gravel bike for it's very...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,679
Posted By SCTinkering

I size up on Assos and they're still tighter than...

I size up on Assos and they're still tighter than my other jerseys (I came from the world of mountain biking so I like a looser fit.)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,679
Posted By SCTinkering

If you're looking at RS/RSR S9 those should be...

If you're looking at RS/RSR S9 those should be compared to Castilli Primo 2's
02-13-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,252
Posted By SCTinkering

100% agree. I grew up in Minnesota, and indoor...

100% agree. I grew up in Minnesota, and indoor would be the last choice for me if I were still there. At least there are things like Zwift, Sufferfest, TR, etc. which makes indoor a tiny bit less...
11-03-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By SCTinkering

After riding the route and getting feedback from...

After riding the route and getting feedback from the century riders, I'd say that this is one of those rides to skip unless they drastically change the route.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,363
Posted By SCTinkering

Nice ride, now get it fitted to you and enjoy.

Nice ride, now get it fitted to you and enjoy.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 17,860
Posted By SCTinkering

I've had a Varia for over a year and wouldn't...

I've had a Varia for over a year and wouldn't ride without it now. It's not perfect, but sure is nice to have that information and have it be 97% accurate. Reminds me I need to plug mine in and check...
09-02-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3,212
Views: 825,093
Posted By SCTinkering

The same titanium I've been riding for the last...

The same titanium I've been riding for the last 16 years...
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07-22-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,442
Posted By SCTinkering

Pulled the trigger on this. Found a set of brand...

Pulled the trigger on this. Found a set of brand new 105 7000 hydro levers for less than half of retail (they were take offs from someone that thought they weren't good enough?) so my gain and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20,447
Views: 4,743,444
Posted By SCTinkering

Ultegra Cassette

Picked up a 14-28 11 speed ultegra cassette off of ebay and used it to create a Franken-Cassette for my 1x

So the new cog set is 14-15-16-17-18-21-23-25-27-30-34

I've only taken it out for one...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 29,211
Posted By SCTinkering

I just swapped my fork to one that has a disc...

I just swapped my fork to one that has a disc caliper mount and a disc front wheel. That's where you need the best braking power anyway. it would be nice to have it on the rear too, but not $1100...
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