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coogles wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:36 pm
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Turn into a sprinter on the bike. Leg day all day son.
May or may not have hit 933 watts a couple weeks ago.
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Zillon wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:11 pm
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May or may not have hit 933 watts a couple weeks ago.
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Don't get me wrong, I'll be pretty pumped when I get that 1,000W sprint, but that'll still be pretty :flaccid: compared to what I've seen some real sprinters do - at least if the Peloton and a Stages (for example) are pretty apples to apples. I think being able to hold 350W+ for 20 minutes is way more impressive than a single 15 second 900W effort. I can sustain 350W for maybe 60 seconds before my legs blow the eff up. Given my sport and training history, though, it's to be expected. I've just never been an endurance athlete.
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Zillon wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:03 pm
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It's really tough. Hockey was always my #1 priority, but now that I'm retired from goaltending (my hips are rather fucked), I'm having a hard time with what to focus on next.
Turn into a sprinter on the bike. Leg day all day son.
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My legs are ripped up.

:iono: you may never find the passion for cycling you had for hockey. We all have different things.

I think what I love about cycling is the variety. Endurance road riding, fast road riding, trail riding, touring/brewery rides, groups or solo, new scenery/trails/roads to explore... I really love mixing it up constantly.

Like the past couple of weeks I'm honestly bored of road riding and have done more trails and running for conditioning, but then next time I am on the road bike doing 45 MPH for the first time in a couple of weeks, that will feel like so much fun. There are also so many more routes possible than running if you don't want to have to drive to get to them.
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D Griff wrote: Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:41 pm :dat:

My legs are ripped up.

:iono: you may never find the passion for cycling you had for hockey. We all have different things.

I think what I love about cycling is the variety. Endurance road riding, fast road riding, trail riding, touring/brewery rides, groups or solo, new scenery/trails/roads to explore... I really love mixing it up constantly.

Like the past couple of weeks I'm honestly bored of road riding and have done more trails and running for conditioning, but then next time I am on the road bike doing 45 MPH for the first time in a couple of weeks, that will feel like so much fun. There are also so many more routes possible than running if you don't want to have to drive to get to them.
I'm sure I won't. I'm going to try playing forward, I think. It'll be really strange after playing in net for the last 20+ years, but it should still scratch the itch to some extent.

I'm definitely :jelly: of the ability to get out an do all of that on a bike. Hell even to go play hockey the last few times we've had to hire a babysitter to help with the three crazy kids, but there's zero chance I'm doing that to go ride a bike unless it's a really special event like UnPAved. But yeah, if I could go do all of that with my bikes I think I'd be way more into it.
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coogles wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:35 am
D Griff wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:00 amMan... mountain bike terminology may as well be Latin to me and I've been riding for 15 years :lolol:

I should find a demo day sometime and try some different things, but I doubt they have those anymore. They used to bring dozens of bikes to local trails you could just go take for a rip.
I spend more time listening to YouTube bike reviews than I get to spend actually on a bike. You're not the one doing it wrong.

But yes, you should definitely demo some shit and see what you jive with in the real world.
Any favorite channels? I watch a lot as well.

Someone mentioned the 5010. The 5010 has the new lower link like most of the other SC do these days. I haven't ridden one but hear they are great pedalers.

I had my suspension dialed and my Jeffsy pedaled great. It's a 27.5 so 160 front and rear. Have been lazy and haven't rechecked the pressures and it's feeling a bit squishy but that seems to help me while trying to practice manuals.
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KYGTIGuy wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:03 am Any favorite channels? I watch a lot as well.

Someone mentioned the 5010. The 5010 has the new lower link like most of the other SC do these days. I haven't ridden one but hear they are great pedalers.

I had my suspension dialed and my Jeffsy pedaled great. It's a 27.5 so 160 front and rear. Have been lazy and haven't rechecked the pressures and it's feeling a bit squishy but that seems to help me while trying to practice manuals.
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I should check out more MTB channels. GMBN is OK but I'm sure there's better stuff out there. That said, I haven't had much time for the Toobz of You lately :sad:
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Well, I do have a few small updates. I tried those Fizik shoes :mahtroy: has, they hurt my feet a lot. I wound up returning them and getting some Shimano shoes, basically the raciest standard SBD shoe, the RX8 :dorito: So far they are fantastic, however since I started messing with new shoes/cleats, I've experienced a lot of knee issues/discomfort. This has been an ongoing slight issue, but it's been far worse since I started 'experimenting' a bit. All of that said, I think I finally found an OK cleat position after much movement and video watching. I'm still getting discomfort hear and there though, and I feel like I can't put out max power at the moment for risk of hurting it.

Because of all this, I have scheduled a :waxer: :fancy: Retul bike fit this Saturday. I have been told by some 'it's not worth the $300, they won't tell you anything you don't already know, etc' but I'm willing to gamble that amount of money a bit to make sure I don't end up hurting myself. I know I will be livid if I end up spending months off the bike with an injury. Also, physical therapy or other medical things down the line would be way more money.

I've also started working on my Raleigh build, the bike is currently torn all the way down to the frame. I need to clean it up really nicely and start reassembly, there are a few more parts to order.

In the MTB world, I've hit a good amount of trail miles recently, I really love MTB this time of year. I will reiterate that going clipless fucking rules, otherwise, nothing really new there.
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Raleigh build is going well!

The bike is all broken down, thoroughly cleaned, waxed. I serviced the headset, stretched the rear drop outs, and the rest is yet to come.

I have on hand:
Claris brifters, rear derailleur, 11-34 cassette, KMC chain - $150
Brand new Shimano 700C wheel set (I believe Tiagra level (buddy also threw in fenders) - $100
Brooks saddle-$100
Shimano SPD/flat double sided pedals - $80

Going to reuse the bars, seat post (replaced in 2020), serviced headsets

On the way:
SRAM GXP BB and 50T narrow wide single chain ring crankset - $165
Brake/shifter cables -$30
Tektro long reach calipers- $85

This thing is certainly costing more than it’s worth :lolol: but I’m stoked!

I need to get some :225: , curious if anyone has recommendations? I’m torn between commuter style like Gatorskin, fast road tires, or low rolling resistance gravel tires. The main use will be riding all over the city, to my office, two breweries, to the gym, errands where I can fit stuff in my saddle bag. There are a lot of gravel greenways Throughout Charlotte which makes me kind of tempted to go with a light duty gravel tire, it would also allow me to dabble in gravel group rides around here that are primarily just on dirt roads, nothing I need anything extreme for.
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I may rename it the Raleigh Sramano…
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I took my trek mallcrawler mtb for couple of services and tires, bought a pump cause my last one took a shit. Went to the shop close to home where there was a dude who seemed kinda stoned, he pumped the tyres no extra charge (as it should within experience), he over pump the shit out of my rear tire to the point where he created a bubble and I can't get the tire moving thru frame. Luckily with the :alpo: decision to buy the pump, I deflate then inflated it again to the way it should be.

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D Griff wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:02 am Raleigh build is going well!

The bike is all broken down, thoroughly cleaned, waxed. I serviced the headset, stretched the rear drop outs, and the rest is yet to come.

I have on hand:
Claris brifters, rear derailleur, 11-34 cassette, KMC chain - $150
Brand new Shimano 700C wheel set (I believe Tiagra level (buddy also threw in fenders) - $100
Brooks saddle-$100
Shimano SPD/flat double sided pedals - $80

Going to reuse the bars, seat post (replaced in 2020), serviced headsets

On the way:
SRAM GXP BB and 50T narrow wide single chain ring crankset - $165
Brake/shifter cables -$30
Tektro long reach calipers- $85

This thing is certainly costing more than it’s worth :lolol: but I’m stoked!

I need to get some :225: , curious if anyone has recommendations? I’m torn between commuter style like Gatorskin, fast road tires, or low rolling resistance gravel tires. The main use will be riding all over the city, to my office, two breweries, to the gym, errands where I can fit stuff in my saddle bag. There are a lot of gravel greenways Throughout Charlotte which makes me kind of tempted to go with a light duty gravel tire, it would also allow me to dabble in gravel group rides around here that are primarily just on dirt roads, nothing I need anything extreme for.
Some kind of gravel tire in a 32 with a slick center or file tread would be a solid choice, I think.
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D Griff wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:02 am Raleigh build is going well!

The bike is all broken down, thoroughly cleaned, waxed. I serviced the headset, stretched the rear drop outs, and the rest is yet to come.

I have on hand:
Claris brifters, rear derailleur, 11-34 cassette, KMC chain - $150
Brand new Shimano 700C wheel set (I believe Tiagra level (buddy also threw in fenders) - $100
Brooks saddle-$100
Shimano SPD/flat double sided pedals - $80

Going to reuse the bars, seat post (replaced in 2020), serviced headsets

On the way:
SRAM GXP BB and 50T narrow wide single chain ring crankset - $165
Brake/shifter cables -$30
Tektro long reach calipers- $85

This thing is certainly costing more than it’s worth :lolol: but I’m stoked!

I need to get some :225: , curious if anyone has recommendations? I’m torn between commuter style like Gatorskin, fast road tires, or low rolling resistance gravel tires. The main use will be riding all over the city, to my office, two breweries, to the gym, errands where I can fit stuff in my saddle bag. There are a lot of gravel greenways Throughout Charlotte which makes me kind of tempted to go with a light duty gravel tire, it would also allow me to dabble in gravel group rides around here that are primarily just on dirt roads, nothing I need anything extreme for.
Bigger tires are fun. If they’re not tubeless I wouldn’t expect to do much more than canal path type packed gravel / cinders. So in that case maybe a file tread like zill mentioned.
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Johnny_P wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:07 pm
D Griff wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:02 am Raleigh build is going well!

The bike is all broken down, thoroughly cleaned, waxed. I serviced the headset, stretched the rear drop outs, and the rest is yet to come.

I have on hand:
Claris brifters, rear derailleur, 11-34 cassette, KMC chain - $150
Brand new Shimano 700C wheel set (I believe Tiagra level (buddy also threw in fenders) - $100
Brooks saddle-$100
Shimano SPD/flat double sided pedals - $80

Going to reuse the bars, seat post (replaced in 2020), serviced headsets

On the way:
SRAM GXP BB and 50T narrow wide single chain ring crankset - $165
Brake/shifter cables -$30
Tektro long reach calipers- $85

This thing is certainly costing more than it’s worth :lolol: but I’m stoked!

I need to get some :225: , curious if anyone has recommendations? I’m torn between commuter style like Gatorskin, fast road tires, or low rolling resistance gravel tires. The main use will be riding all over the city, to my office, two breweries, to the gym, errands where I can fit stuff in my saddle bag. There are a lot of gravel greenways Throughout Charlotte which makes me kind of tempted to go with a light duty gravel tire, it would also allow me to dabble in gravel group rides around here that are primarily just on dirt roads, nothing I need anything extreme for.
Bigger tires are fun. If they’re not tubeless I wouldn’t expect to do much more than canal path type packed gravel / cinders. So in that case maybe a file tread like zill mentioned.
Anyone used the Panaracers? https://www.backcountry.com/panaracer-g ... MIQAvD_BwE

This seems like a :dill:

Any reason I couldn't just run tubes in the tubeless :225: I got a great :dill: on these Shimano :ramz: but they're not tubeless ready. (These are the wheels - https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-WH-RS ... 9EQAvD_BwE ).
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D Griff wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:38 pm
Johnny_P wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:07 pm

Bigger tires are fun. If they’re not tubeless I wouldn’t expect to do much more than canal path type packed gravel / cinders. So in that case maybe a file tread like zill mentioned.
Anyone used the Panaracers? https://www.backcountry.com/panaracer-g ... MIQAvD_BwE

This seems like a :dill:

Any reason I couldn't just run tubes in the tubeless :225: I got a great :dill: on these Shimano :ramz: but they're not tubeless ready. (These are the wheels - https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-WH-RS ... 9EQAvD_BwE ).
You can do that. I’ve had some fitment issues with tubeless tires on non tubeless wheels but might have just been that particular tire / rim combo I had.
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I need a new helmet, preferably one with some more protection than typical road helmets.

I bought a POC Omne Spin helmet which felt amazing on my head but the side straps weren't long enough to come below my ears. So I returned it. Balls. It looked amaze, it was a pale orange and all, loved it. Oh well.

Anyone have reccos on helmets for "gravel" (which is really most peoples mountain biking definition) that aren't ridic priced??? The Lazer Sphere looks dece.

https://lazersport.us/collections/road/ ... 3915046023
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Johnny_P wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:30 pm I need a new helmet, preferably one with some more protection than typical road helmets.

I bought a POC Omne Spin helmet which felt amazing on my head but the side straps weren't long enough to come below my ears. So I returned it. Balls. It looked amaze, it was a pale orange and all, loved it. Oh well.

Anyone have reccos on helmets for "gravel" (which is really most peoples mountain biking definition) that aren't ridic priced??? The Lazer Sphere looks dece.

https://lazersport.us/collections/road/ ... 3915046023
My POC Spin has been pretty cool, I had that as my only helmet for a while, probably 5-6K miles logged with it and it's comfy over 100+ miles. My road helmet is a free Kask Rapido which kind of has the ear problem you're mentioning for me and I don't run into that with the Spin.

FWIW though, I had a GIRO helmet that's like $60 for years and it worked perfectly, only dumped it because I crashed and hit it.
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I think I have all of the parts ready for the Raleigh, just need to put it together but haven't had time, I've been primarily riding trails the past few weeks as it's gorgeous in the woods right now and a ton of fun.
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Should have gotten pics of this new park I tried out Sunday, really fun, flowy single track and an insane jump line with the usual 11 year olds sending it and me being a bitch.

Still fun, the single track is so smooth I may try taking the Raleigh there since I ordered the GravelKings.


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I’ve run Giro helmets almost exclusively over the years, save for two Specialized Echelon helmets I ran back to back. I bought another after cracking the first one in a crash that made me decide to stop racing road bikes.

I’m currently running a Giro Cinder MIPS. Very satisfied with it.
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Soooooooo… yeah.

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I’m excited.

Been wanting to ride this bike since I discovered it, but they are truly hens teeth to find. Local shop (Halter’s Cycles) threw up an IG post that a 56 and a 58 had arrived on the 22nd.

Wasn’t able to make it to the shop until today, and by then the 58 had been sold.

But, no big deal because the 56 ended up being the right size. 58 would’ve been waaaay too long of a reach. Gonna do a 120mm stem and a setback seatpost to lengthen the cockpit a tiny bit, but man it feels good.

I did end up hemming and hawing for about 20 minutes while bullshitting with the owner about blowing a fat stack of this size but fuck it. It’s only money, right?

$6900 OTD with tax, free fit, and some other stuff (swap to 44cm bars, stem swap, TL tires) thrown in.

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I'm sure you'll enjoy it dude. Congrats on the new whip!

I've picked up the Pelotoning again and am doing the Power Zone Pack programming. It seems to spend much less time in those lower endurance zones and a heck of a lot more time attacking threshold. Me likey. I'm still gunning for that 250W FTP test, hoping I'll get there by spring.
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