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12-04-23, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Sierra_rider

A bit of a hammerfest today(by December...

A bit of a hammerfest today(by December standards)...averaged 200 watts with a 240 watt "normalized" power for over 4 hours. Grand total of 58 miles and 7,000' of climbing.
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12-04-23, 05:38 PM
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Posted By Sierra_rider

Nice. I've been dabbling in CX this year a bit...

Nice. I've been dabbling in CX this year a bit myself. I've been using non-ideal bikes, my 2x gravel bike and an endurance road bike that I put a 1x drivetrain on. I'm seriously thinking about...
11-30-23, 10:45 PM
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Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

Props to you for being able to spend that much...

Props to you for being able to spend that much time on the trainer. My upper limit is about 2 hours and even then, it's only because there's a blizzard or torrential downpour that's keeping me...
11-30-23, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

If you do manage to hold 300 watts, that's a...

If you do manage to hold 300 watts, that's a respectable number for anyone, regardless of age. I know guys 1/2 your age that would kill for that number, so keep it up.

Another thing, trainer watts...
11-28-23, 03:40 PM
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Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

36 miles, 5300' gain, and a Strava KOM by the...

36 miles, 5300' gain, and a Strava KOM by the skin of my teeth(1 second.)
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11-27-23, 10:30 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,544
Posted By Sierra_rider

Modern mountain bikes are infinitely more...

Modern mountain bikes are infinitely more capable. Downhill courses/trails of 20 years ago, pass for XC nowadays. The DH guys are now constructing lines that are absolutely insane and resemble...
11-27-23, 09:56 PM
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Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

Mellow one today...ignored the powermeter and...

Mellow one today...ignored the powermeter and just did a leisurely pace around my "neighborhood." It's very rural, so I use that term loosely. Anyway, only 13 miles and 1700' gain.
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-23, 11:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,193
Posted By Sierra_rider

We don't have the extreme temps that you guys...

We don't have the extreme temps that you guys have back east, but riding apparel choice can be a struggle here. I live at 4000' and ride downhill almost to sea level on most of my winter rides. So...
11-26-23, 07:48 PM
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Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

I still have my fair share of 'biners and rope....

I still have my fair share of 'biners and rope. However, it was for tree work rather than rock climbing. Climbing trees really isn't worth my time anymore, so the only climbing I do nowadays is for...
11-26-23, 04:34 PM
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Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

About 25 miles and 3200' of gain. Took the...

About 25 miles and 3200' of gain. Took the "climbing" bike out for a spin today, even moved up a spot on the Strava leaderboard for a 1 mile/9% climb. I'm still waiting for Shimano replacement...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27,366
Views: 18,195,020
Posted By Sierra_rider

Main ride...2020 Canyon Endurace CF SL. Perfect...

Main ride...2020 Canyon Endurace CF SL. Perfect mix of speed and comfort. My choice for 6+hour rides....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,775
Posted By Sierra_rider

I'm doing 50mph+ almost every ride. One hill in...

I'm doing 50mph+ almost every ride. One hill in particular, I used to sit on the top tube and would approach 60. I've since calmed down a lot and can do, on that same descent, 50-52mph in the seat....
11-21-23, 04:34 PM
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Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

73 miles, 6600' of gain, and I'm happy with the...

73 miles, 6600' of gain, and I'm happy with the 15.5mph average. We could've rode faster, but that's always a gamble when the 2nd half of the ride is almost entirely uphill.

Nice picture of my...
11-20-23, 10:08 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,544
Posted By Sierra_rider

This. Modern MTBs are exponentially more capable...

This. Modern MTBs are exponentially more capable than even the bikes from a decade ago. It's a new enough sport that I think only in the last 5 years, have they actually discovered what the basic...
11-20-23, 09:44 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,544
Posted By Sierra_rider

As others have said, this might be the case if...

As others have said, this might be the case if you run a wide tire on a narrow rim. With the correct width rims, I'd argue that cornering capabilities increase with wider tires. I'm doing twisty...
11-20-23, 05:51 PM
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Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

Easyish ride today in anticipation of a big one...

Easyish ride today in anticipation of a big one tomorrow. Anyway, 17 miles and 2400' of climbing on the gravel bike. Also a few spots of hike-a-biking...I couldn't get any traction on a muddy 20%...
11-19-23, 02:34 PM
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Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

Braved the cold today, 32 miles and 4450' of...

Braved the cold today, 32 miles and 4450' of gain. The temps are pretty mild compared to some of y'alls' rides, but I start the ride off with a rather long descent and minimal pedaling. 40°F at a...
11-19-23, 09:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,272
Posted By Sierra_rider

I would trade a bit more spacing on the low-end...

I would trade a bit more spacing on the low-end for tighter spacing at the top end. It's not at all an issue on my gravel bike, but there are times on the road bike that I feel like I'm mashing on...
11-19-23, 12:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,272
Posted By Sierra_rider

No extender needed, it shifts fine with just an...

No extender needed, it shifts fine with just an adjustment on the B-screw.
11-18-23, 10:00 PM
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Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

It was quite stormy out today, so indoor miles...

It was quite stormy out today, so indoor miles for me. I had the chance to race cyclocross today, but I wasn't feeling mud and rain. I only did about 50 minutes and 12 virtual miles of mostly zone 2....
11-14-23, 07:45 PM
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Posted By Sierra_rider

The main gravel bike: ...

The main gravel bike:
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This...
11-14-23, 03:14 PM
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Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

I did the flattest 2 hour route, that I can do...

I did the flattest 2 hour route, that I can do from my house, this morning. Only 36 miles and 3000' of gain.
11-13-23, 07:28 PM
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Posted By Sierra_rider

Just a measly little 14 miles and 2500' of...

Just a measly little 14 miles and 2500' of singletrack on the XC bike.
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11-13-23, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 699
Posted By Sierra_rider

If you plan on riding the same trails that you're...

If you plan on riding the same trails that you're currently doing on your hardtail, I'd definitely lean towards a downcountry/xc build. A trail bike would likely be fine. If you start encroaching...
11-13-23, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 412,277
Posted By Sierra_rider

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-12-23, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

Wind was pretty gusty here as well, but I...

Wind was pretty gusty here as well, but I actually liked the wind for a change. Only because all the gnats/tsetse fly things are out in force right now and the wind keeps up out of my face when I'm...
11-11-23, 10:18 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,544
Posted By Sierra_rider

The cable wear issues on Shimano 11 speed is only...

The cable wear issues on Shimano 11 speed is only a minor annoyance for me. I prefer the shifting on the newer groupsets, my Ultegra 6800 is pretty good and my 8000 is outstanding. The GRX800 on my...
11-10-23, 06:44 PM
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Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

Another short ride on the new Santa Cruz, 12...

Another short ride on the new Santa Cruz, 12 miles and 2000' of elevation. The only noteworthy thing about this ride was that I was hitting some technical downhills that I usually save for my 160mm...
11-10-23, 06:34 PM
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Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

I've been known to skip out on virtual...

I've been known to skip out on virtual meetings...I usually put opaque tape on my laptop camera and then claim that I'm having tech issues.:lol: It's totally believable, at least if I'm at home. I...
11-10-23, 10:23 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,544
Posted By Sierra_rider

It isn't as extreme as all-out hoarding, but I do...

It isn't as extreme as all-out hoarding, but I do like to save spare parts, old components,etc. It's worked out, as I've been able to cannibalize broken components to keep another on the road. I even...
11-09-23, 10:34 PM
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Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

A little shakedown ride on my brand-new XC bike,...

A little shakedown ride on my brand-new XC bike, 2024 Santa Cruz Blur...just 16 miles and 2000' of climbing. This bike is going to be quick. It's longer travel than the typical XC bike and is kinda...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-23, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21,130
Views: 5,021,786
Posted By Sierra_rider

Am I going to get in trouble for posting MTB?...

Am I going to get in trouble for posting MTB? :lol: Anyway, new bike day...I've been wanting to replace my existing XC race bike, but have been waffling on what exactly I wanted to replace it with....
11-07-23, 11:39 PM
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Posted By Sierra_rider

That's partly why I built the bike above. It's...

That's partly why I built the bike above. It's light, but it's mainly to have a bike to run dedicated mountain gearing in the summer(while having "normal" gearing on my other bike.) I ran a 11-40 mtb...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-23, 11:16 PM
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Posted By Sierra_rider

4iiii makes good stuff. I've had a 4iiii...

4iiii makes good stuff. I've had a 4iiii Precision on my non drive side for several years now. It's actually on its 2nd bike, luckily the Ultegra 6800 left crank arm was able to fit on the Ultegra...
11-07-23, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

31 miles and 4500' of gain. I took the new-to-me...

31 miles and 4500' of gain. I took the new-to-me "climbing bike" that I built out, because I wanted to see how much I would notice the weight difference on a steep climb(1.6 miles at 12%.) It's much...
11-02-23, 11:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,804
Posted By Sierra_rider

Reminds me of when I set my best 20 minute power...

Reminds me of when I set my best 20 minute power this season. It wasn't set during an FTP test, but just from me riding up a 30 minute long, steep gravel climb...where I was only trying to not let my...
10-30-23, 06:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,464
Posted By Sierra_rider

Nothing too insane, but I've forgotten to put the...

Nothing too insane, but I've forgotten to put the spacer ring that goes behind 11-speed shimano cassettes a couple times. Also left one of the spacers out between the cogs before...I probably...
10-30-23, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

My last ride of the month, I wanted to see if I...

My last ride of the month, I wanted to see if I could get to 50,000' of climbing for the month...just made it with today's ride. 58 miles and 7000' of elevation gain.
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3,220
Views: 608,266
Posted By Sierra_rider

The pics don't show the grade well...10-15% slope...

The pics don't show the grade well...10-15% slope in spots
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-23, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3,220
Views: 608,266
Posted By Sierra_rider

Good memory, that was from a recent gravel I did...

Good memory, that was from a recent gravel I did up there. That and some of the passes are a short drive for me, so I end up riding there a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-23, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3,220
Views: 608,266
Posted By Sierra_rider

Close, just to the west of Monitor...near Hope...

Close, just to the west of Monitor...near Hope Valley.
10-29-23, 09:48 PM
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Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

Probably closer than I am...I can retire in 17...

Probably closer than I am...I can retire in 17 years at the earliest, 24 if I want to max out my retirement. I'm not counting down the years at all lol.
10-29-23, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

Nothing too crazy, just a little climbing loop to...

Nothing too crazy, just a little climbing loop to finish out the week. Coupla' hours, 29 miles, and 3800' elevation gain. I was really jonesin' for more, but I needed to run into civilization to drop...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-23, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3,220
Views: 608,266
Posted By Sierra_rider

Random assortment of recent photos... ...

Random assortment of recent photos...
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10-28-23, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 412,277
Posted By Sierra_rider

A sunny, but cool day. ...

A sunny, but cool day.

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10-24-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

Built up a new used bike. I had carbon clincher...

Built up a new used bike. I had carbon clincher wheels and Ultegra 6800 components from a now-retired bike, so I found this Ultimate that had some minor damage from chain suck. A little DIY carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-23, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10,399
Views: 3,273,001
Posted By Sierra_rider

My CAAD5 in Saeco colors. Full Dura ace and 17.5...

My CAAD5 in Saeco colors. Full Dura ace and 17.5 lbs....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-23, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21,130
Views: 5,021,786
Posted By Sierra_rider

My bright red Saeco CAAD 5 would like to have a...

My bright red Saeco CAAD 5 would like to have a word with you lol. It makes that silver CAAD 4 seem rather reserved. Big yellow Cannondale logos all over the downtube, Saeco logos everywhere...if you...
10-23-23, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

No big miles for me, 2 rides in the last 2 days...

No big miles for me, 2 rides in the last 2 days for a total of 30 miles and 3600' gain. In my defense, I'm a bit injured...slipped on some rocks and dislocated my pinky finger. I quickly set it...
10-17-23, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 485,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

Did a "flat" gravel ride today, meaning it was...

Did a "flat" gravel ride today, meaning it was one of the rare times that the elevation gain was below the golden ratio...anyway, 37 miles and 2700' of gain. Fall is an awesome time up at 8k feet up....
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