Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
Search: Posts Made By: sir_crash_alot
Showing results 1 to 45 of 45
Search took 0.01 seconds.
04-11-24, 10:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,431
Posted By sir_crash_alot

People ask me this question more or less,...

People ask me this question more or less, typically those of an older vintage, and I've already decided the next time I'm going to say this:
Take whatever bike you want that's not a gravel bike...
04-07-24, 09:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,729
Posted By sir_crash_alot

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1815x1207/whatsapp_image_2024_04_07_at_10_58_28_am_905608294f52e71ffd497442240b8d6417ab7d12.jpeg
Aero gravel bike

I've put about 100 miles on...
04-02-24, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,729
Posted By sir_crash_alot

I am definitely living my bliss, haha. In any...

I am definitely living my bliss, haha. In any case it'll be eye-catching. It's also a good opportunity to have a display board for some of the ideas I believe in with regards to not just gravel...
04-02-24, 08:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,729
Posted By sir_crash_alot

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1500/whatsapp_image_2024_04_02_at_10_27_20_am_6f95d59928bd52c515bade0f72391cf084010305.jpeg
Is this even still gravel racing?
Asking for a...
04-01-24, 08:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,257
Posted By sir_crash_alot

So I've been plugging away, and the gains are...

So I've been plugging away, and the gains are pretty small month-to-month. I am in a rhythm though, and hard intervals have just become a regular habit such that if I go a few days without my regular...
03-11-24, 08:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,729
Posted By sir_crash_alot

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1500/untitled_ff8198497b02500d6c215793987a9a21b9074e87.jpg
My gravel race rig! Done, and dusted.
03-06-24, 10:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,729
Posted By sir_crash_alot

You did the Rock Cobbler?! Dude, like, I know I...

You did the Rock Cobbler?! Dude, like, I know I would absolutely get destroyed doing that race, but just the opportunity to race an event where a portion goes through someone's house would be worth...
03-06-24, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,729
Posted By sir_crash_alot

I hope they don't get *too* serious tbh. I hope...

I hope they don't get *too* serious tbh. I hope it can keep its pretty open (and hopefully inclusive) vibes that has space for a wide range of people, abilities, and backgrounds to not just ride, but...
03-04-24, 04:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,729
Posted By sir_crash_alot

Nice bike! Between the colorway and the distinct...

Nice bike! Between the colorway and the distinct seatpost, our bikes could be siblings. :p

I do think that the distinction between gravel race and gravel adventure can be overemphasized,...
03-04-24, 03:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,729
Posted By sir_crash_alot

Sure, if that's okay. I just want a sensible...

Sure, if that's okay. I just want a sensible place to post pics, topics, and results from when I proudly finish DFL in my local charity gravel races. :rolleyes: So I suppose for now I'll put my...
02-29-24, 02:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,729
Posted By sir_crash_alot

Why doesn't the Racer's Forum have a gravel racing sub-forum?

Just saying. Given the rise of gravel racing, it feels weird to not have a racing sub-forum dedicated to it.

(p.s. felt like this was the right forum to post this as it is one of the closer...
02-23-24, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5,453
Views: 3,883,599
Posted By sir_crash_alot

Custom Snow White Specialized Crux in the...

Custom Snow White Specialized Crux in the works...
...
02-08-24, 09:04 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,257
Posted By sir_crash_alot

I don't know if I would describe myself as...

I don't know if I would describe myself as "stuck". I am unsurprised that progress would feel slow, but everyone I've spoken with has said that developing a motor takes time, years. Throughout a...
01-26-24, 10:41 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,257
Posted By sir_crash_alot

It's been a hot minute since I updated the...

It's been a hot minute since I updated the "journal".

FTP is hovering still at 219, but I'm due in 4 days for an AI determined update from TrainerRoad. Not sure how accurate that is, but at least...
12-02-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,257
Posted By sir_crash_alot

That's fair. I think a part of me (although not...

That's fair. I think a part of me (although not all of me) knew it was a fool's errand pretty early on. Regardless, something worth pursuing as long as I don't take achieving 5 w/kg or 317 FTP as the...
11-14-23, 10:31 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,257
Posted By sir_crash_alot

Thank you all. Just thought I'd share an update,...

Thank you all. Just thought I'd share an update, because this thread has become almost a shared progress journal for me. :)

Trainerroad gives you two options for FTP, neither of which is the...
10-18-23, 07:22 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,257
Posted By sir_crash_alot

Anecdotally, I have hopped on the road after 2...

Anecdotally, I have hopped on the road after 2 weeks on the trainer, and felt much more powerful on the bike than before I started the trainer sessions in earnest. Whether it's the precision or the...
10-11-23, 06:09 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,257
Posted By sir_crash_alot

I too found it a mighty challenge to maintain...

I too found it a mighty challenge to maintain power consistency at higher loads also on a flat road. I found I either overcooked the effort or had spiky efforts that average lap power would be around...
10-10-23, 06:54 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,257
Posted By sir_crash_alot

Training has now moved mostly indoors due to the...

Training has now moved mostly indoors due to the onset of cold weather (and my lack of winter gear). Got a smart trainer (Elite Suito T, on massive discount over on Bike Closet if you're interested),...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-23, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By sir_crash_alot

It's actually the Decathlon bikes that introduced...

It's actually the Decathlon bikes that introduced me to the idea of going to the TRP HY/RD in the first place, since reviews of most other mechanical disc brake systems have been mediocre to poor.
09-29-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,257
Posted By sir_crash_alot

Updates after ~1.5 months of structured training:...

Updates after ~1.5 months of structured training:

Finished up base phase building via TrainerRoad last week, this week has been week 1 of build.
I should have taken an FTP test right before...
09-19-23, 10:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,076
Posted By sir_crash_alot

I guess that how I've learned about teamwork is...

I guess that how I've learned about teamwork is that the team superstars should never see themselves above the team, and that everyone should work equally hard.

But perhaps this illustrates why I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-23, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,860
Posted By sir_crash_alot

Reading this line here reminds of those twisted...

Reading this line here reminds of those twisted college challenges to "run 2 miles down a hill to the krispy kreme shoppe at the bottom, crush a half-dozen of those bad boys, then run back up without...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-23, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27,209
Views: 18,400,072
Posted By sir_crash_alot

Science has shown that dog photobombs provide...

Science has shown that dog photobombs provide additional 23.66666666% aerodynamic gains, so this is a good sign for your overall speed.

Nice bike too btw. :p Black Inc. components are really nice....
09-09-23, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By sir_crash_alot

As someone who wants to get into Master's racing,...

As someone who wants to get into Master's racing, I likewise am trying to figure out how to "scratch that itch" and still be able to show up to work not in pain, both physically and financially.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-23, 04:53 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,990
Posted By sir_crash_alot

I would actually say that, given your...

I would actually say that, given your circumstances, it won't make your life that much better. :-)

Now, that being said, if you get a chance to borrow a high-end bike from a friend and give it a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-23, 07:15 PM
Replies: 27,209
Views: 18,400,072
Posted By sir_crash_alot

I am indeed running a 1x (50t up front w/ a Wolf...

I am indeed running a 1x (50t up front w/ a Wolf Tooth Chain Guide, 11-36 cassette in the back). Other specs:

Model: Winspace SLC2.0 (XS frame)
Wheelset: Lún HYPER 23 SE D45 Disc
Groupset:...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27,209
Views: 18,400,072
Posted By sir_crash_alot

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1500/whatsapp_image_2023_09_02_at_11_55_55_am_97bcc812f2fa315f3a589176e2a51e32970e4f8b.jpeg
My bike mechanic told me that "with this bike,...
08-25-23, 10:12 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,257
Posted By sir_crash_alot

I'm about 2 weeks into my structured training...

I'm about 2 weeks into my structured training program, and I thought I'd share my thoughts on my experience so far.

A lifetime of anaerobic sports (ice hockey, martial arts broken down into two...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-23, 08:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,574
Posted By sir_crash_alot

I do something similar, but I try not to look...

I do something similar, but I try not to look down at the road for long at all, and then only when I'm alone and have space, i.e. not in or near a peloton.

I like to do this when I'm in the "aero...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-23, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27,209
Views: 18,400,072
Posted By sir_crash_alot

Soon... ...

Soon...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/whatsapp_image_2023_08_10_at_10_23_35_pm_ebb6bf2bb9d9d3c019e7c3b6b0dfe07034f39a21.jpeg
(Winspace SLC2.0 w/ 50t 11-36 1x...
08-13-23, 06:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,257
Posted By sir_crash_alot

Thanks for the encouragement! I'm hoping for some...

Thanks for the encouragement! I'm hoping for some newbie gains the first 6 months tbh, haha. If i can get to 300 FTP I'll be elated, but certainly won't feel it as a failure if I don't. :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-23, 09:36 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,277
Posted By sir_crash_alot

Part of me was pulling for Pogacar over...

Part of me was pulling for Pogacar over Vingegaard because he looked more like a healthy guy, at 5'9" and 146 lbs. Still thin, but he looks healthy, happy, and well within what I would call normal...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-23, 02:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,277
Posted By sir_crash_alot

I can think of a few reasons why Lance was a...

I can think of a few reasons why Lance was a great racer. Not all of them are strictly training.
08-06-23, 01:41 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,257
Posted By sir_crash_alot

I have and was training for other sports...

I have and was training for other sports primarily, but have only been converting that training into cycling recently, so I'm not sure where that leaves me in terms of "newbie gains". I suppose we'll...
Forum: Introductions
08-06-23, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By sir_crash_alot

Welcome! I'm in the same neck of the woods a few...

Welcome! I'm in the same neck of the woods a few hours north of y'all in the yoop. I can commiserate with the driver-cyclist-pedestrian relationship in rural north mid-Western towns...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-23, 01:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,903
Posted By sir_crash_alot

My first "big" crash was from trying to open a...

My first "big" crash was from trying to open a snack bar.

I was in the hurt locker, trying to avoid getting dropped when a more experienced rider gave me an energy bar. I tried to open it with my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-23, 07:39 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,744
Posted By sir_crash_alot

I had an ex-gf skier who would sincerely make...

I had an ex-gf skier who would sincerely make that argument about snowboarders. I should have known right then and there that it wasn't going to work out...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-23, 01:54 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,744
Posted By sir_crash_alot

When will it end you filthy animals.

When will it end you filthy animals.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,744
Posted By sir_crash_alot

I am one of these people. ~some dude with a...

I am one of these people.

~some dude with a doctoral degree.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-23, 09:38 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,744
Posted By sir_crash_alot

Yeah, it tracks with other phenomena when grounds...

Yeah, it tracks with other phenomena when grounds shift in communities and industries: pre-established comfort and familiarity create a zealot-like loyalty to something that really doesn't deserve...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-23, 01:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,471
Posted By sir_crash_alot

I think GCN in a recent video said that Marco...

I think GCN in a recent video said that Marco Pantani ran through something like 30 frames in a single racing season (now granted those weren't actual Bianchis, they were made by an Italian artisan...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By sir_crash_alot

As an admittedly not very stereotypically...

As an admittedly not very stereotypically masculine man (by Western American standards anyhow), his words motivate me to get out and just ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-23, 10:07 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,744
Posted By sir_crash_alot

While I'm not really on either bandwagon, I do...

While I'm not really on either bandwagon, I do wish that high end rim brakes were still an option. More options keeps more people happy, but such is the industry.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-23, 09:46 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,744
Posted By sir_crash_alot

Yeah, showing my noob-skin there, because now...

Yeah, showing my noob-skin there, because now that it was mentioned and I'm thinking about it, the roads where I am are not great. I've had two flats in the last three weeks by hitting gravel in our...
Showing results 1 to 45 of 45


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.