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Bicycle age : Page 293
HTupolev
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(02-16-2017, 11:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by TarpitCarnivore

So I shouldn't be eating a pizza every 20 miles? Damn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvy43QrIW5I&t=2m30s
TarpitCarnivore
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(02-17-2017, 02:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Psychotext

Don't do this to me. I'm so hungry.

I'll just do the old timer / fred thing: stop for coffee every 10 miles and eat a giant pastry
jakonovski
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(02-17-2017, 09:28 AM)
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Man, one of my favourite things last year was going out on a 100km ride with my friends who don't cycle that much. We ended up stopping at four different cafes/restaurants. I think I gained a kilo but it was glorious.
Psychotext
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(02-17-2017, 11:38 AM)
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There's a group I do a New Year bikepacking ride with, and we always stop at the same cafe and eat basically everything. :D
TarpitCarnivore
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(02-17-2017, 12:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by jakonovski

Man, one of my favourite things last year was going out on a 100km ride with my friends who don't cycle that much. We ended up stopping at four different cafes/restaurants. I think I gained a kilo but it was glorious.

I'm saying it as a joke but it is fun. I love riding my bike to the local coffee shop and having an espresso. It's just funny when the old timers on their 5k bikes and loudest hubs ever roll up 15 deep.
Addnan
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(02-17-2017, 12:34 PM)
Anyone have a Wiggle Eastway bike.. Specs seems damn good and only 900. Could be nice for someone http://www.wiggle.co.uk/eastway-zener-d2-105-2016/
TarpitCarnivore
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(02-17-2017, 03:00 PM)
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My company is offering free memberships with Rise (https://www.rise.us/). You get a personal dietician for 12 weeks to help you get your shit in order. Tempted to give it a go if only because it's free (~$500).
Psychotext
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(02-17-2017, 03:13 PM)
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Might as well. That said, diets are easy, it's sticking to them that's hard. :)
TarpitCarnivore
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(02-17-2017, 03:20 PM)
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Seems like this is less with logging calories so we'll see. I also kind of feel like "I wanna live my life" but it'd be nice to drop 10lbs
Psychotext
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(02-17-2017, 03:23 PM)
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These days it's trivial to do though. It's not like in the old days where you literally had to weigh everything, find the calories, put them in a spreadsheet etc. Hell, even if you eat out all the time (great way to get fat), these days you stand a much better chance of being able to find out roughly what you ate.

The precision nutrition system isn't bad if you adamantly don't want to count etc... but it's most definitely a drastic change to how most people eat.

http://www.precisionnutrition.com/ca...de-infographic
TarpitCarnivore
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(02-17-2017, 03:30 PM)
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That's an interesting guide I'll be saving it. Thanks
T8SC
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(02-17-2017, 03:30 PM)
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I log everything I can with MyFitnessPal. It only becomes a problem when something is home made.
Psychotext
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(02-17-2017, 03:36 PM)
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It's a bitch to do, but you can obviously get it vaguely right by setting up recipes in MFP. Thankfully I tend to reuse recipes a lot (I make huge batches then freeze) so most of them I put in place ages ago.
T8SC
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(02-17-2017, 03:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Psychotext

It's a bitch to do, but you can obviously get it vaguely right by setting up recipes in MFP. Thankfully I tend to reuse recipes a lot (I make huge batches then freeze) so most of them I put in place ages ago.

Same, freeze my weeks worth of food for work and manually put the macros etc in based on the recipe I used.
Psychotext
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(02-17-2017, 06:18 PM)
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Just ordered me one of these. Time to gnar!

Mascot
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(02-17-2017, 08:15 PM)
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After three months off the bike with various ailments I finally feel good enough to ride again. What better test than up and down a mountain tomorrow at dawn? Cafall, here I come!
Psychotext
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(02-17-2017, 09:42 PM)
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That's going to be SERIOUSLY unpleasant for you. I'm half tempted to get up early to come and watch. ;)
Mascot
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(02-18-2017, 06:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Psychotext

That's going to be SERIOUSLY unpleasant for you. I'm half tempted to get up early to come and watch. ;)

It's already off to a bad start with a 5am chain swap required due to inadequate oilage...

Naughty boy.
Psychotext
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(02-18-2017, 12:07 PM)
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Isn't that generally why you check your bike the day before? :P
TarpitCarnivore
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(02-18-2017, 01:09 PM)
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I went over the bars yesterday and jammed up my wrist pretty good. I also had my one shoe too loose and my toes are all bruised from ramming the toe box.
Psychotext
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(02-18-2017, 03:40 PM)
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Ugh, I hate front end crashes.
TarpitCarnivore
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(02-18-2017, 04:05 PM)
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It was one of the worst days of riding I had in a while. Every angle, off camber, root, etc was just in my head. Pretty sure that one crash knocked out my wrist, loosened both cleats and turned the bars a bit. Ended up just not even going out this morning because it's sore enough that pressure makes it throb and the constant rattle would have driven it nuts.
Teggy
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(Yesterday, 04:59 AM)
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Think I am going to go into Boston tomorrow and check out the Revolt. I don't want to take my Roubaix out in the snow. And I'm kind of itching to spend some money :P

If I wind up getting it, do you think I should get SPDs? It would mean getting another pair of shoes but they seem better suited for gravel and dirt.
Psychotext
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(Yesterday, 11:12 AM)
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Taking the road bike out! :O

...and you only need SPDs if you're planning on spending any meaningful amount of time off the bike (walking).
TarpitCarnivore
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(Yesterday, 01:36 PM)
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It's going to be 60 (15C) today when it's normally in the 20s. This is such a tease, but also a bit worrying
Psychotext
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(Yesterday, 03:03 PM)
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Ugh, what a crap ride that was. Wasn't supposed to rain, yet was constant the entire way around. Plus I had my usual fun getting skimmed by drivers. Fucking cunts.

I really don't know how you guys can enjoy it. =/
Teggy
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(Yesterday, 03:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Psychotext

Taking the road bike out! :O

...and you only need SPDs if you're planning on spending any meaningful amount of time off the bike (walking).

I would probably be using this bike for some more social things so it might be worth it. Really like the design of these shoes, too.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/tr...oad-shoe-black

Actually am confused by the sole - those slots don't look wide enough for the normal SPD holes.
Psychotext
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(Yesterday, 03:52 PM)
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That looks like standard SPD to me.

Those actually look a lot like the Shimano shoes I was wearing today.
Teggy
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(Yesterday, 04:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Psychotext

That looks like standard SPD to me.

Those actually look a lot like the Shimano shoes I was wearing today.

Oh, ok. I thought SPD holes were basically like the 3 hole placement on SPD-SL shoes but without the top hole. Guess I was wrong.
frontieruk
(Yesterday, 04:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Psychotext

Ugh, what a crap ride that was. Wasn't supposed to rain, yet was constant the entire way around. Plus I had my usual fun getting skimmed by drivers. Fucking cunts.

I really don't know how you guys can enjoy it. =/

https://www.strava.com/activities/87...S&v=1487518240

My ride today, once I was about 5 miles out there was no traffic to talk of until coming back.
Psychotext
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(Yesterday, 05:31 PM)
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Nice. How was the weather? It certainly would have been warm enough today, but with the rain it was utterly miserable.
frontieruk
(Yesterday, 05:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Psychotext

Nice. How was the weather? It certainly would have been warm enough today, but with the rain it was utterly miserable.

We lucked out, overcast, bit windy but dry.

I did whine like a bitch* though as I had wanted to ride yesterday but when we were planning my mate said it was going to rain on Saturday... So we missed all the sun :(

*Jokingly as he was complaining of being cold
Psychotext
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(Yesterday, 05:36 PM)
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Still, wont be long now before Spring. Already starting to see lambs. :D

Oh, and no complaints about the Continental GP4s. If they were much slower than the tyres that came with the bike, I didn't really notice it.
Mascot
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(Yesterday, 05:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Psychotext

That's going to be SERIOUSLY unpleasant for you. I'm half tempted to get up early to come and watch. ;)

It was absolutely fine, no fitness issues at all. I was actually slowed down quite considerably by my riding partner who's been training continuously over the past few months. We only did one mountain because he had to be back home for 9:30am, but I'd have been happy doing Twrch straight afterwards. I did an hour on the cross trainer when I got back, that's how full of beans I was. Very pleasantly surprised. I'm a little bit saddle sore today though..!

https://www.relive.cc/view/870379969?r=wa
Psychotext
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(Yesterday, 05:44 PM)
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Show off. :P
frontieruk
(Yesterday, 05:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Psychotext

Still, wont be long now before Spring. Already starting to see lambs. :D

Oh, and no complaints about the Continental GP4s. If they were much slower than the tyres that came with the bike, I didn't really notice it.

We passed several fields of lambs and the snowdrops and daffodils along the roadside were pretty.

Quite happy though, first time I've attempted that sort of distance.
T8SC
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(Yesterday, 07:06 PM)
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Just got back from a 121 mile ride with 8400ft of climbing, averaging 17.6mph. Typically rained for the last 20 mile too.

I need food now.
Mascot
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(Yesterday, 07:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Psychotext

Show off. :P

It was just nice to be back in the saddle. Most of the ride was done literally in the clouds. It was a lot wetter than we thought it would be so the climb was a bit slippery.
frontieruk
(Yesterday, 07:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by T8SC

Just got back from a 121 mile ride with 8400ft of climbing, averaging 17.6mph. Typically rained for the last 20 mile too.

I need food now.

You make me sad :(

Have a good meal ;)

Originally Posted by Mascot

It was just nice to be back in the saddle. Most of the ride was done literally in the clouds. It was a lot wetter than we thought it would be so the climb was a bit slippery.

It's nice when you get back on the bike after a period of being to injured for it.
TarpitCarnivore
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(Yesterday, 07:49 PM)
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Knocked out 40 today because it's abnormally warm. Felt nice to just get out on the rode and ride.

Don't know if I like the Fabric Scoop. The shallow felt weird and like I needed it hiked all the way forward and angled up. Maybe it was just the first time out because the scoop isn't too different from the aliante.
Mascot
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(Yesterday, 07:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by frontieruk

It's nice when you get back on the bike after a period of being to injured for it.

Amen to that. I think I'm going to try not to overdo the biking this year and mix it up with more rowing and cross training for a more rounded exercise programme. Long periods of 120-odd miles a week off road caused me some RS injuries last year.

It's going to be hard if we're in for a decent summer though.
TarpitCarnivore
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(Yesterday, 08:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mascot

Amen to that. I think I'm going to try not to overdo the biking this year and mix it up with more rowing and cross training for a more rounded exercise programme. Long periods of 120-odd miles a week off road caused me some RS injuries last year.

It's going to be hard if we're in for a decent summer though.

To quote pyscho: get tougher
Psychotext
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(Yesterday, 08:11 PM)
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Ha, he's plenty tough, he probably just needs to get a bit stronger. :)

Unrelated, I noticed on climbs that my back brake was rubbing. I assume this was because there was more weight on my rear wheel and it was flexing. I'm assuming I just need to get it tensioned up? I've never had any problems with MTB wheels as they tend to be bomb proof.
HTupolev
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(Yesterday, 08:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Psychotext

Unrelated, I noticed on climbs that my back brake was rubbing. I assume this was because there was more weight on my rear wheel and it was flexing. I'm assuming I just need to get it tensioned up? I've never had any problems with MTB wheels as they tend to be bomb proof.

If you're running disc brakes, spoke tension probably has nothing to do with it, since the rotor is mounted to the hub. I don't have much experience messing with discs, but to my understanding, you'll want to check the true of the brake rotor (i.e. you might have to bend it into shape) and caliper positioning.
Psychotext
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(Yesterday, 08:17 PM)
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No, rim.
Teggy
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(Yesterday, 08:19 PM)
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N+1
frontieruk
(Yesterday, 08:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Teggy

N+1

Winning ;)
HTupolev
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(Yesterday, 08:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Psychotext

No, rim.

Oh, duh.

A lot of modern road wheels have flex issues under load, especially ones with low spoke count. Ironically, part of the problem is the high stiffness of the rims; it means that force on one part of the wheel can easily deflect other parts of the wheel.

Is the brake well-centered, and is the wheel rubbing on one side or both? Most modern brakes are very easy to re-center.

Originally Posted by Teggy

N+1

Needs at least N+1 pictures, though.
Teggy
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(Yesterday, 09:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by HTupolev



Needs at least N+1 pictures, though.

Had to order it, will take a few days.


A local guy had a crash in a regional fat bike (snow) race yesterday and died today. Just crazy.
TarpitCarnivore
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(Yesterday, 09:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Psychotext

Ha, he's plenty tough, he probably just needs to get a bit stronger. :)

Unrelated, I noticed on climbs that my back brake was rubbing. I assume this was because there was more weight on my rear wheel and it was flexing. I'm assuming I just need to get it tensioned up? I've never had any problems with MTB wheels as they tend to be bomb proof.

Possible the pad got out of alignment?

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