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General Sports Discussion => The Gym => Topic started by: hawgrunner on May 16, 2013, 02:52:46 pm

Title: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 16, 2013, 02:52:46 pm
Any distance cyclist around? I'm heading out on a 70 mile ride this Friday, this is another long ride as I'm working my way up to a Century.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hog.goblin on May 16, 2013, 04:00:37 pm
These days when I think long distance ride I'm trying to decide if I'm going to do 10 or 12 miles.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Michaelt on May 16, 2013, 04:08:30 pm
haven't been on my bike in a long time...need to though. You riding out in Cali?
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 16, 2013, 04:37:21 pm
haven't been on my bike in a long time...need to though. You riding out in Cali?


Yep, weather is really nice this time of the year for long rides. 
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 20, 2013, 10:51:41 pm
No event here, just a goal I've set.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 31, 2013, 09:59:00 pm
Hit the next level today with a 90 mile ride done.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on June 28, 2013, 08:31:42 pm
PR today, 113 miles! Holy cow that was a lot of pedaling.  8)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on June 29, 2013, 11:24:00 am
Rock, how do you self-support on epics like that? Do you plot out quickie marts or fast food joints where you can fill up your bottles?

We had friends driving SAG wagons and carrying coolers. I'm wanting to try a solo before football season starts, but need to map my route pretty carefully - I think - so I can refuel.

For me it wasn't that hard due to here in San Diego their are cyclist riding and stores all over the place, as well tt's hard not to have a road that doesn't have a bike lane. 85% of this ride was along the coast "HWY 101" so I had the Pacific Ocean as my view and towns with it.  The longest I had to go without access to some kind of food or water is when I went the Camp Pendleton ( BTW there you have to watch out for the Tank crossings :) )

But I did plan out my route, you do this with on-line sites like Mapmyride, Strava and/or Garmin. My training rides up to that point I know and learned what my body needs and when. So for the 113 ride I started with two bottles of fluid or sport drink and one water, I had to stop twice and buy refills. For food... I ate before I left and then took on the road with me 2 Powerbars, 2 Cliff Bars, and 2 GU's. So about every 25 to 35 miles I had a Powerbar or Cliff Bar. Then had the GU's as a backup for if I really was feeling then the need for something.





Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: ATU HOG on June 30, 2013, 12:25:52 pm
Must be awesome riding a bike around the Pacific Coast.  Sounds pretty amazing
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hog.goblin on June 30, 2013, 10:00:54 pm
as well tt's hard not to have a road that doesn't have a bike lane.

Aka the "hit and run lane" in Arkansas
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Lando Calrissian on June 30, 2013, 10:38:47 pm
There are things in this world that are not for me.  Cycling is one of them.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 01, 2013, 12:23:24 am
Must be awesome riding a bike around the Pacific Coast.  Sounds pretty amazing

(http://www.san-diego-beaches-and-adventures.com/images/Cardiff-Beach-Bicyclist-Pacific-Coast-Highway-Historic-101-San-Diego.jpg)


Aka the "hit and run lane" in Arkansas

Too funny!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hog.goblin on September 01, 2013, 05:43:16 pm
Picked up a Giant Axact 9W computer for bike today.  iPhone apps just not giving consistent results.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on September 19, 2013, 12:52:20 pm
Picked up a Giant Axact 9W computer for bike today.  iPhone apps just not giving consistent results.

Try the mapmyride app.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: clutch on September 19, 2013, 02:27:17 pm
I've been looking into getting a bike. I've always used spin as a big chunk of my cardio because I get bored running and had a top of the line spin bike given to me. So I put that joker right in front of my TV and hop on it when I wake up in the morning and when I get home from the gym in the evening. However, I've been wanting a real bike lately to get out and do some riding. Don't really have any good roads to ride in my area so I'm not looking for a strictly road bike. I've been looking into the hybrid type bikes that are good for road and trail. I really don't have any trails either, but there is a lot of hardpan dirt field roads that I figured I could ride.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hog.goblin on October 06, 2013, 06:57:57 pm
Was a beautiful day in NWA to ride 21 miles.  Found a way to the bike trails in Fayetteville biking from my house with very little time on the roads.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on October 07, 2013, 12:06:26 am
Was a beautiful day in NWA to ride 21 miles.  Found a way to the bike trails in Fayetteville biking from my house with very little time on the roads.

That's a good thing. huh!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on October 07, 2013, 10:51:59 am
I've been getting into road-riding recently. My gym has rides a couple of times a week, and I make time for the Saturday ride, with 3 choices available: 70-75 miler, 50 miler, and the "social ride" of 25 miles.

The social ride has been my speed for the only bike I own, a 2005 Trek mtn bike, ugh. I try not to slow the group down, pedaling nearly as hard as I can to keep up w/ them. Needless to say this gives me a great workout and I'm wiped out after working that hard for 25 miles. But it is discouraging seeing them not break a sweat, while I foolishly toil away on the knobbies.

A buddy suggested I have a 2nd set of tires for the road, but I haven't yet made it a priority to do so.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on October 07, 2013, 10:54:32 am
I've not tried the Map My Ride app, but have been really happy w/ the Cyclemeter app.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on November 09, 2013, 12:22:16 am
Now that I got my 50K run under my belt time to get a little more riding in.  :)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Delicious~Dreams on November 09, 2013, 06:12:40 pm
I love riding!   Mapmyrun/ride app does great.   I like it because I track my swimming etc too.

I don't ride far yet but I ride on different days to build leg strength. Plus, I'm loving trail runs.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Murr on November 21, 2013, 11:06:23 pm
I rode 9-10 miles last week with my first ride on the new bike.  I am trying to get used to the clip on shoes/pedals, need to tighten my handle bars, but besides the lack of a bike lane in most places, it was a good ride. 

I just don't like having cars drive by from behind me; my lack of trust in today's drivers makes me wish I could ride into traffic like when I'm jogging.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on November 23, 2013, 11:20:55 am
Bike lanes here in San Diego is one nice item we have. But still have issues with people driving too close and not watching.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on November 30, 2013, 10:17:40 pm
A view from today's ride.

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/BC0C6784-D17F-4641-BB78-1E3FC80EB70E_zpssvytgn7a.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: DeltaBoy on December 02, 2013, 01:01:49 pm
I got at flat and I been too busy to get it fixed so it is hanging in the garage.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on December 08, 2013, 11:09:52 pm
Anyone use Garmin Edge series products like the 800?
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: DeltaBoy on December 11, 2013, 01:03:43 pm
You guys are going High tech I am using a 1970's Peugeot 10 speed.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on December 25, 2013, 05:36:27 pm
Got a Garmin Edge 800 for Christmas, did a quick 18 mile
to test it, wow very nice.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on December 25, 2013, 06:21:44 pm
Got a Garmin Edge 800 for Christmas, did a quick 18 mile
to test it, wow very nice.

Solid device.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on December 25, 2013, 11:11:08 pm
I'll be training for a 125 mile ride in 2014, so I'm sure the Edge 800 will do me well.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on February 08, 2014, 02:13:05 pm
I've decided to get a road bike. Toiling away on the mb for 25 miles every Saturday has become something I dread instead of something to enjoy (see post #21). I don't want to change out tires for the type of riding I might be doing, so an additional bike it is.

I'm going to get entry-level carbon and have Narrowed it down to Trek Domane 4.3 or Felt Z5. Both offer relative comfort and a more relaxed geometry. I've test-ridden each, but for only about 20 minutes each. They both feel good, handle fine, ride well. I really can't tell much of a difference. I like the fit of each. The Domane dampens the rough road more. As little as I ride, maybe neither bike is better or worse than the other.

Any pros/cons or opinions of each?

Should I take each on longer rides?
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on February 08, 2014, 04:24:23 pm
Due to both bikes are very good, if your are not racing and low mileage I would go with the best cost.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on February 08, 2014, 09:09:07 pm
Due to both biked are very good, if your are not racing and low mileage I would go with the best cost.

Thank you for the feedback.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on February 09, 2014, 07:53:28 am


Remember to unclip before you stop. Welcome to the road.

I hope that's a small learning curve. Had a buddy tell me that I'll fall over once, then never forget again, lol.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on February 22, 2014, 02:06:40 pm
I took off work yesterday to do test-rides. Rode the Roubaix Sport 105 and the Domane 4.3, about an hour each. Having come from riding a MB, both rode great and felt fast. I previously test-rode the Felt -- good bike -- but have eliminated it.

I expected a "dream ride" of sorts, I guess, from all the accolades I read about the Domane. The rear ISO speed decoupler made for a comfortable ride, but more so in the rear of the bike, not so much in the front end. Perhaps I had expectations that were simply too high based on all the reviews I had read of the Domane. It rode great, but not any better than the Roubaix, imo.

The Roubaix's rear and front dampeners made for just as good a ride, I believe. Perhaps the Domane has slightly more comfort in the rear, but the Roubaix more comfort in the front. So the 2 bikes comfort systems evened-out, in essence.

The Roubaix seemed a little more nimble and responsive, and I found its factory saddle more comfortable (fwiw).

I dropped by the Specialized shop first for that test ride. That shop was fantastic to work with. What a knowledgable, easy-going group of guys. On my 2 visits to this shop this week, I was told a couple of times to just make the best decision for me, that they just wanted me to be happy on a bike. Additionally, it helps that this shop probably has the best reputation in the city for service & repair. Also, they told me today that even if I bought the Trek, it would be no problem, that they'd be glad to fit me into it and service it for me, which I understand is good PR, but I appreciated it being said nonetheless. Those guys made me want to hang-out there. Honestly, I didn't want to go to the Trek Shop afterwards, other than I did want to test-ride the Domane. The Trek Shop doesn't have that same warm feeling. Not bad, just not the same. There's not the same excitement exuded by the staff towards the customer. It's just a whole other feeling than that of the Specialized shop. It's been said one should (or "could") have an emotional connection to the bike being purchased, but that goes for the shop as well, no doubt in my mind.

Since I didn't value one bike clearly over the other, the Specialized shop is winning me over. I should have the cash accumulated 1-2 paychecks from now, and place my order.

On a side note, I tested a bike w/ Ultegra just to see/feel the difference in it and 105. Wow, what a difference. Such crisp shifting. However, I'm tired of saving for a bike and am just ready to ride....105's it is.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on February 22, 2014, 02:31:07 pm
What pedal system are you going with? I've switched to Looks and really like them better than the old SPDs I was using.

I don't know Scott. I'll buy the shoes and pedals at the same time as the bike fitting. I like the dual entry of Speedplay, but will choose Shimano or Look due to their wider platforms.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on February 22, 2014, 02:46:00 pm
Yeah, the width of the Looks are what I really like about them. It might be a figment of my imagination, but I just feel better connected in those than the SPDs (or even the Crank Brothers I've got on my mountain bike).

I'll lean on the shop for direction, Scott, as this is new territory for me. I've been told by buddies to look for a firmer shoe to help prevent numb-foot.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on February 22, 2014, 07:13:06 pm
Don't scrimp on the shoes. I went with the entry-level Bontrager when I first got on the road. After a year I upgraded to the mid-levels and it felt so much better.

Sound advice, thanks.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on February 25, 2014, 09:26:34 pm
I took off work yesterday to do test-rides. Rode the Roubaix Sport 105 and the Domane 4.3, about an hour each. Having come from riding a MB, both rode great and felt fast. I previously test-rode the Felt -- good bike -- but have eliminated it.

I expected a "dream ride" of sorts, I guess, from all the accolades I read about the Domane. The rear ISO speed decoupler made for a comfortable ride, but more so in the rear of the bike, not so much in the front end. Perhaps I had expectations that were simply too high based on all the reviews I had read of the Domane. It rode great, but not any better than the Roubaix, imo.

The Roubaix's rear and front dampeners made for just as good a ride, I believe. Perhaps the Domane has slightly more comfort in the rear, but the Roubaix more comfort in the front. So the 2 bikes comfort systems evened-out, in essence.

The Roubaix seemed a little more nimble and responsive, and I found its factory saddle more comfortable (fwiw).

I dropped by the Specialized shop first for that test ride. That shop was fantastic to work with. What a knowledgable, easy-going group of guys. On my 2 visits to this shop this week, I was told a couple of times to just make the best decision for me, that they just wanted me to be happy on a bike. Additionally, it helps that this shop probably has the best reputation in the city for service & repair. Also, they told me today that even if I bought the Trek, it would be no problem, that they'd be glad to fit me into it and service it for me, which I understand is good PR, but I appreciated it being said nonetheless. Those guys made me want to hang-out there. Honestly, I didn't want to go to the Trek Shop afterwards, other than I did want to test-ride the Domane. The Trek Shop doesn't have that same warm feeling. Not bad, just not the same. There's not the same excitement exuded by the staff towards the customer. It's just a whole other feeling than that of the Specialized shop. It's been said one should (or "could") have an emotional connection to the bike being purchased, but that goes for the shop as well, no doubt in my mind.

Since I didn't value one bike clearly over the other, the Specialized shop is winning me over. I should have the cash accumulated 1-2 paychecks from now, and place my order.

On a side note, I tested a bike w/ Ultegra just to see/feel the difference in it and 105. Wow, what a difference. Such crisp shifting. However, I'm tired of saving for a bike and am just ready to ride....105's it is.


Final update, as the shopping process has ended. I enjoyed the experience a bit, but tired of the indecisiveness and persistent analyzing of each bike.

The Specialized shop (T-Town Bikes) is having a 30% off sale on the 2013 Specailized Roubaix SL4 Expert. The sale doesn't start until March 7th, but I'll be flying back that night from Denver for work. So I went by the shop today to see (1) what would be the chance of some of these Experts still being available in my size by the time I could get to the shop just before they close on the 7th or on the 8th, and (2) to see if I would like the colors they would have in this bike.

They only had 2 in size 56, but didn't act like they would be gone quickly in the sale. I told him that this bike, even at 30% off, would be a step-up from what I had planned to pay (compared to the Domane 4.3, the Felt Z4/5, or SL4 Sport), but that I was interested in doing so, so long as I could be assured of getting one on the 7th or 8th. Make a long story short, he told me he'd reserve it for me with 20% down now and not make me wait till March 7th to get the sale price. I was so relieved that it was not one of those "sorry, the sale starts...." type of deals. Now I don't have to worry about my flight being late and/or them being sold between now and then, etc.

But the deal wasn't completed yet...as I didn't want a crappy color. I wasn't going to be too picky with 30% off this bike, but wasn't going to take just any color either. That model came in 3 colors, and he had 2 of them in my size: a copper color and a matte black one. The copper color might, just might, work for an oSu Cowboy fan, but really it was a little Longhorn burnt orange, and this Razorback fan can't do that, ha. I told Jake (the guy I've been dealing with at the LBS) I didn't want to be picky about this sale-priced bike, but that I wouldn't pay him $500 for this bike w/ that color. He had a good laugh about that. The other color, matte black with blue striping, looks sleek and I'm very satisfied with it.

I have an appointment this Monday, March 3rd, to get my shoes, pedals, and fitted to the bike. Glad to have this done so I can start riding something other than my MB.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on March 03, 2014, 06:04:44 pm
Ready to ride, but looks like I'll have to wait.

(http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/a455/mckdaddy12/Mobile%20Uploads/AFEA3D30-B1D6-4EB3-992F-CB40CE8FC9B4_1.jpg) (http://s1037.photobucket.com/user/mckdaddy12/media/Mobile%20Uploads/AFEA3D30-B1D6-4EB3-992F-CB40CE8FC9B4_1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on March 03, 2014, 08:22:56 pm
Thanks. Not sure when I'll get to ride, Scott....tomorrow the roads will still be bad, early Wednesday thru late Friday I'll fly to Denver and back for a conference, Saturday looks worse by the minute with a high of 40 and 60% rain.

Sunday looks nice!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on March 04, 2014, 12:15:43 pm
Scott and whomever else that wants to chime in -- can we discuss cold weather cycling gear?  Traditionally I've not cycled in temps under 55-degrees (not a hard-fast rule of mine, just a temp I can't recall cycling beneath).  Even when doing so in temps slightly above 55, say up to 65 degrees, I wouldn't be properly prepared.  So I'd like to briefly hear what you do to prep for a 25+ mile ride in the "cold", however you define "cold".

TIA

Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hilljack on March 04, 2014, 01:54:54 pm
Cold weather gear is worth its weight in gold.  I've ridden in weather as low as 30 F.  If you plan on much cold weather riding, I suggest a set of full length Bibs with a fleece liner, a good base layer shirt, a long sleeve jersey and a jacket.  A good pair of full finger gloves that are rated for the temp you're planning to ride will make you much more comfortable.  I don't see many people using them in the states, but the Italians I used to ride with got me hooked on riding with a Balaclava (face mask) or at least a neck gaitor. 

If you search the cycling websites you can find some decent deals on cold weather gear this time of year.  I like competetivecyclist.com.  I think they're based out of Little Rock, so that is a bonus.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on March 04, 2014, 10:54:50 pm
Ooh, I forgot about the gaitor I have hunting...that could be invaluable. Thanks.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on March 09, 2014, 11:08:30 am
I bought a Garmin 500 this week on sale for $150. I think that model is 3-4 years old, with the 510 being its upgrade for the last year.  The 510 and the 800 are so popular that I'm surprised Garmin still makes the 500, but I sure appreciate them doing so. It does way more than I need. The 200 would have been more appropriate, but for $20 more the 500 couldn't be passed-up.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on March 09, 2014, 09:46:37 pm
Well, I fell over. The bike is now broken-in as evidenced by my right-side pedal.

(http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/a455/mckdaddy12/adc986843a2a2d05342001d35550128b.jpg)


Here's a lengthy, but hopefully relatable narrative for you guys:

I did go practice clipping-in and out, but for only about 10 minutes on Friday night in a nearby Target lot after-hours. But there was no pressure on me....no car approaching a stop sign at the same time, no line of stopped traffic I was joining at a stop light. Just me and my tour-like exhibition of clipping-in and out. I then went for a 5-mile ride with no issues. The bike felt great, fast, light, and responsive. But this ride made me realize the need for a tail light as I didn't feel confident that the few cars approaching me from behind at this late hour could see me well. Foolish, but I was itching to finally ride my bike. Tulsa roads had been too cold and icy on the Monday of the bike purchase and on Tuesday as well. Wednesday thru Friday I had been at a conference in Denver. But I had been keeping my eyes on Friday night's temp when my flight would arrive. In the event my flight stayed on time, I would be able to get in some clipping practice and a short ride about 9pm. So I did.

This afternoon I went on a 20-miler. Things were stressful from the start as far more traffic was on the roads. My typical road riding occurs around 6:30 on Saturday mornings, when the roadways resemble ghost towns. Now I'm on much busier roads this afternoon, trying to pay attention to all the cars buzzing by me, while being uptight about each unclipping (and re-clipping) as I approached each light and stop sign. And I was catching every #$@% red light! But I was doing "okay" unclipping. Not great, too methodical and too much thinking, but I was gaining confidence.

I decided to cruise through a Wal-Mart parking lot, believing its 3 stop signs throughout the lot would be good practice for clipping-out, knowing I'd have to do so under pressure at each stop sign. I slowly approached the first stop sign at a similar time time as a minivan, however, she arrived slightly ahead of me, completing her stop before I knew I would be able to do so. So I thought I'd just roll to a near-stop without unclipping, then resume after she went through the stop sign. However, she wanted to yield to me, despite having reached the stop sign first. I tried to wave her on as my mph were dangerously approaching 0.0, and for a brief second she let off her brake to continue, only to then hit it again and begin to wave me on. Then it happened. I had no forward motion. The Garmin loudly beeped at me that "auto-pause" had activated. Momentarily my mind had fatally forgotten that my feet were inexorably attached to the bike. The bike began to fall to the right, in slow motion. I could not react, other than than to offend anyone within earshot with salty language. Next thing I know I am lying on my side on pavement, still attached to the bike as if it were an extension of my being. For a moment I couldn't figure out how to unclip my right foot, trapped under the bike, in order to be able to begin getting up. I flailed like a turtle on its back, until my right foot finally came free of its snare. I quickly got up, muttering how in the heck that had just happened. A man in a truck pulled alongside to see if I was okay. I had to laugh, telling him my pride was hurt more than anything else. How else could I respond? I had just fallen over in a busy Wal-Mart parking lot, surrounded by many witnesses, and was covered on my right side in gravelly sand from shoulder-to-toe (sand, of course, from the previous Sunday's snow to put some traction in the parking lot).

This was early in my ride, so I was a bit shaken, and apprehensively approached each stop sign and light for the rest of the ride. But I made it through without further mishaps. What a rush! I love the rhythmic light sound of the drivetrain churning, the rush of wind, and the sights and smells of the local geography. Such a liberating experience. The roadie is so much faster, smoother, lighter, and responsive than my MB that it doesn't even seem like riding the MB should be called "cycling".

Good returns: no bum soreness from this ride, which I consider a victory for the new saddle.

Also, halfway in the ride, the outer area of my left foot began to throb. I wondered if I was experiencing "hot foot" that I've read about. I remembered my guy at the LBS telling me not to make them too tight, so I eventually loosened the shoe slightly and the throbbing lessened. Scott, you had told me not to scrimp on shoes, that a sturdier shoe platform would be worth the money, so I did not scrimp, so hopefully that's not the issue. Perhaps my foot will simply have an adjustment period to this new means to pedaling.

Lastly, the Garmin 500 is a solid device, and sure seems like a good value. I've enjoyed using it thus far.

Thought you guys would enjoy a laugh.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: XR2 on March 20, 2014, 11:14:18 am
had my first pedal related fall last week right by wilson park over here in fayetteville. Got on clipless pedals (speedplay light actions) last june or july when I got my Caad 8 and made it all that time without doing it...I guess it was inevitable at some point, I just don't think I needed so many witnesses (several cars)...
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: UhYeaJoe on March 21, 2014, 08:24:13 am
You rode thru Wal-Mart parking lot???

You are brave.

I don't even like to drive thru one.

I fell over one time in a large crowd before a ride. Bad thing is, I had been riding for years. It happens. Of course all my friends were telling me the BMX show was the next weekend.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on March 21, 2014, 08:20:45 pm
Thanks for the shared humor, everyone.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 01, 2014, 11:13:01 am
I'm looking to do "moderate" length rides. If anyone is interested in having a ride-partner in your area for a charitable ride, let me know and I'll see if my calendar lines up.

Thus far I've signed up for...
Tour of Tulsa, 50-mi option. It is on Saturday, May 3rd.
Tulsa Tough Sat & Sun fondos. 39-mi on Sat & 35-mi on Sun. It is on June 7th & 8th.

If you'd like to join me on these rides, let me know.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on April 03, 2014, 07:19:33 pm
I'm looking to do "moderate" length rides. If anyone is interested in having a ride-partner in your area for a charitable ride, let me know and I'll see if my calendar lines up.

Thus far I've signed up for...
Tour of Tulsa, 50-mi option. It is on Saturday, May 3rd.
Tulsa Tough Sat & Sun fondos. 39-mi on Sat & 35-mi on Sun. It is on June 7th & 8th.

If you'd like to join me on these rides, let me know.

That sounds fun but a little far to travel for me. My rides here in San Diego look like this...
(http://www.localwally.com/img/101-800.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 03, 2014, 09:04:44 pm
My rides here in San Diego look like this...
(http://www.localwally.com/img/101-800.jpg)

 ;)

Don't be snooty, ha.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 03, 2014, 09:09:03 pm
I'm in Gulf Shores for Tulsa Tough. But if anybody is interested in letting me wheel suck in your slipstream during the True Grit Ride in Fort Smith, I'm in.

It appears my weekend is open that Saturday and I'd love to head over, but I believe you are a much stronger rider than me and I'd have trouble staying on your wheel, much less you on mine. I'm improving my speed and stamina, but usually am sucking wind on a couple of group rides I do weekly w/ more seasoned riders.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 03, 2014, 09:11:26 pm
That sounds fun but a little far to travel for me. My rides here in San Diego look like this...
(http://www.localwally.com/img/101-800.jpg)

 ;)

I've played a few rounds of golf in SD, but never ridden there. I saw LOTS of riders about, and was quite jealous of the bike lanes.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 03, 2014, 10:01:58 pm
I've got the stamina, but not the speed. That's what I'm working on this summer - speed. Last year, I did the 50 miles in four hours - including lingering way too long at some aid stations.

That might work, Scott. My rides since getting the roadie have been in the 20-30 mile range, with times equating to a 4-hour ride over 50-miles.

Last 5 rides for examples:
--25.3 miles, 1:54 ride time, 13.3 mph
--22.8 miles, 1:36 ride time, 13.8 mph
--26.3 miles, 1:51 ride time, 14.2 mph
--27.2 miles, 1:49 ride time, 14.9 mph
--30.2 miles, 2:13 ride time, 13.6 mph

I took short breaks / hit stop lights with each of the above rides, so when you factor those stoppages in, I'm at a 4-hour 50-miler.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on April 04, 2014, 12:04:26 am
I've played a few rounds of golf in SD, but never ridden there. I saw LOTS of riders about, and was quite jealous of the bike lanes.

Yea, it will be one of the things I'll miss when we move back to NWA.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 04, 2014, 06:02:14 am
Yea, it will be one of the things I'll miss when we move back to NWA.

To the extent you want to comment, what took you to SD and will be bringing you back home?

Work took me to Tulsa. I'd love to be in NWA, but my work will likely keep me in Tulsa until retirement. I'm 40 now, so it'll be a while.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: JIMMY BOARFFETT on April 04, 2014, 08:12:17 am
I ride a bike now that my knee forced me to quit running.  I would ride more if I had someone to ride with that has some experience in "bike maintenance".  I'll admit, I'm a little intimidated about trying to work on one without some guidance.

I really enjoy it though.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 04, 2014, 10:53:41 am
I ride a bike now that my knee forced me to quit running.  I would ride more if I had someone to ride with that has some experience in "bike maintenance".  I'll admit, I'm a little intimidated about trying to work on one without some guidance.

I really enjoy it though.

Same here w/ bike maintenance, JB. I've taken my bikes to my LBS for all maintenance other than chain cleaning/lubing, which anyone can do. Each ride I have fear of a flat tire in the back of my mind. I've had 1 flat in the last 18 years -- and it was at least 16 years ago -- so I'm not rehearsed in changing a flat, and thus realize it will take me 20 minutes to change when it finally happens, ugh. Lord knows I'm overdue for a flat.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on April 04, 2014, 03:53:43 pm
To the extent you want to comment, what took you to SD and will be bringing you back home?

Work took me to Tulsa. I'd love to be in NWA, but my work will likely keep me in Tulsa until retirement. I'm 40 now, so it'll be a while.

I came out to SD in 87 after high school because I joined the NAVY. I've been out of the Navy for some time but between my time working as a contractor doing installations of electronic/communication systems on and for the navy ships and now currently a Navy civilian employee doing the management oversight of those installs.

We'll have wait and see what NWA holds in the electronic and commucication field. Due to still have a few years before moving. My wife and I have a daughter in High School that we're not going take her out to relocate.

The ocean and weather is ok, the cost of living and over population is not. Plus countryside of the ozarks is the best in the world.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 04, 2014, 06:58:42 pm
I came out to SD in 87 after high school because I joined the NAVY. I've been out of the Navy for some time but between my time working as a contractor doing installations of electronic/communication systems on and for the navy ships and now currently a Navy civilian employee doing the management oversight of those installs.

We'll have wait and see what NWA holds in the electronic and commucication field. Due to still have a few years before moving. My wife and I have a daughter in High School that we're not going take her out to relocate.

The ocean and weather is ok, the cost of living and over population is not. Plus countryside of the ozarks is the best in the world.

Thanks for the response.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 13, 2014, 08:39:30 pm
That might work, Scott.

Well? Won't hurt my feelings if you want a faster partner.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 14, 2014, 08:20:37 am
Oh, sorry. Forgot to reply. In for the 50 or the 100?

No prob.   50 is all I could muster.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 15, 2014, 11:07:10 pm
Sounds like a plan.

Great, I'm going to sign-up this Friday. With a 7am ride time, I'll probably stay in Ft S the night before.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on April 26, 2014, 11:24:41 am
Took a hard spill out riding yesterday, broke my collarbone.

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/d06c9e9d-ad2d-4923-a601-6f22677aae24_zps48b03f23.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: JIMMY BOARFFETT on April 26, 2014, 12:27:20 pm
Took a hard spill out riding yesterday, broke my collarbone.

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/d06c9e9d-ad2d-4923-a601-6f22677aae24_zps48b03f23.jpg)

Rub some dirt on it!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hog.goblin on April 26, 2014, 03:34:49 pm
Took a hard spill out riding yesterday, broke my collarbone.

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/d06c9e9d-ad2d-4923-a601-6f22677aae24_zps48b03f23.jpg)

Yes nurse, where is the records room?
What's your name doctor?
Dr. Rosenpenis, where's the records room?
What was that name?
Dr. Rosenrosen.
Who?
Dr. Rosen...
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 26, 2014, 06:21:24 pm
Took a hard spill out riding yesterday, broke my collarbone.

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/d06c9e9d-ad2d-4923-a601-6f22677aae24_zps48b03f23.jpg)

Sorry to hear that, Rock.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on April 26, 2014, 07:31:57 pm
Looking at about 6 to 8 weeks recovery time.
So that's a little over one month off which isn't
too bad I'd think.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 26, 2014, 07:34:40 pm
Scott, I'm officially registered for True a Grit, 50-mi. The site doesn't have the '14 ride maps yet, but if it's like the '13 ride there will be 5-6 rest stops....this ride will be a breeze   ;D
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Delicious~Dreams on April 26, 2014, 09:12:52 pm
Looking at about 6 to 8 weeks recovery time.
So that's a little over one month off which isn't
too bad I'd think.

Praying you make a fast recovery.   
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 26, 2014, 10:50:46 pm

Last 5 rides for examples:
--25.3 miles, 1:54 ride time, 13.3 mph
--22.8 miles, 1:36 ride time, 13.8 mph
--26.3 miles, 1:51 ride time, 14.2 mph
--27.2 miles, 1:49 ride time, 14.9 mph
--30.2 miles, 2:13 ride time, 13.6 mph


Slow improvement, but I've increased my avg mph to 15.0 on rides in the 27-35 mile range (my normal ride length). I'm still only able to ride a couple of times per week but generally ride with stronger riders, so I am improving, though amidst a lot of wind-sucking.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 01, 2014, 01:38:07 am
I don't have any pictures but the collarbone is now in one peace. I had surgery today and got pins put in. Followup appt. Tuesday I'll see if I can some. Should be riding again in 6 weeks.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 04, 2014, 03:57:21 am
4 days post surgery and I'm so happy I did it. Just the idea of that bone being so out of place at this time is just too much.

Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 20, 2014, 08:03:19 pm
3 week post surgery...

Like the hardware?


(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/79BA9050-5576-47AB-A545-4B7E142B8605_zpsrczagmgc.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/smrunner2011/media/Mobile%20Uploads/79BA9050-5576-47AB-A545-4B7E142B8605_zpsrczagmgc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on May 20, 2014, 10:17:53 pm
Yikes
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on May 30, 2014, 11:45:48 am
3 week post surgery...

Like the hardware?


(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/79BA9050-5576-47AB-A545-4B7E142B8605_zpsrczagmgc.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/smrunner2011/media/Mobile%20Uploads/79BA9050-5576-47AB-A545-4B7E142B8605_zpsrczagmgc.jpg.html)

Man that sucks!!!

I separated my AC joint a couple years back mountain biking but no surgery. Probably should have since it was a grade 3 but its seems ok except for the knot that's still there.

Hope you heal up soon.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on May 30, 2014, 11:51:48 am
Also for you guys viewing pleasure here's a little pedal bite I got yesterday out on the trails.

This is what happens when you hit a 3 1/2 foot rock drop and your wet shoe slips off the pedal.

Doesn't look like much since I cleaned it before taking the photo but the middle puncture hit shin bone.  :o

Damn pedal pins!!!

(Oh and yes I'm part werewolf hence all the hair  :))

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Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hilljack on May 30, 2014, 12:52:08 pm
HK, using clipless pedals will keep you from having that problem... they also make climbing hills much easier.  Takes a little to get used to them, but they're much better than platform pedals IMO...
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on May 30, 2014, 02:36:08 pm
HK, using clipless pedals will keep you from having that problem... they also make climbing hills much easier.  Takes a little to get used to them, but they're much better than platform pedals IMO...

Thanks man I know and actually have a pair of shoes and pedals for clipless when I'm just doing straight XC.

Yesterday I was pushing a little harder than usual and practicing some drops so I went platform instead. I'm wanting to get into some Super D/enduro racing and maybe a little downhill so I'm trying to get my skills up.

Not planning to enter any comps for a year or so til I'm ready but I went ahead and bought some shin guards last night to wear when I'm going hard riding with platforms to hopefully save my shins.

Thanks though for the suggestion.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on May 30, 2014, 08:45:36 pm

2. Also, McK, I'm finally registered for the True Grit. I've talked to a couple of buddies and am trying to get them to come along. I'm hoping if we could rustle up a few folks around the same speed we could get a little peloton rolling.



Sounds good to me.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on May 30, 2014, 08:52:18 pm
Slow improvement, but I've increased my avg mph to 15.0 on rides in the 27-35 mile range (my normal ride length). I'm still only able to ride a couple of times per week but generally ride with stronger riders, so I am improving, though amidst a lot of wind-sucking.

Slow-going w/ the improvement, but I'm up to 15.6 avg mph for most rides in the 35-40 mile range and avg'd 15.5 for the 50-mile Tour de Tulsa in early May.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on May 30, 2014, 11:48:39 pm
1. What bike are you riding Hogsmo?

2. Also, McK, I'm finally registered for the True Grit. I've talked to a couple of buddies and am trying to get them to come along. I'm hoping if we could rustle up a few folks around the same speed we could get a little peloton rolling.

Well I've got a Gary Fisher wahoo hard tail that I've been riding for about 6 years that has treated me really well but just recently I upgraded to a 2012 KHS XCT 536 full suspension set up for all mountain trail riding. I bought it new from a local bike shop and got an awesome deal.

It's pretty much stock at the moment but I'm planning to upgrade the forks, crankset, etc., etc. overtime once I figure out for sure which direction I'm wanting to go. It's ready to roll the way it is but I love to tinker and personalize stuff so I'm planning to with it but I absolutely love it.

I really love downhill but I'm just not good enough at the moment to compete in it and at 34 I'm not sure how far I wanna push it just yet since the ole body don't heal like it used to. I think with 6 months to a years worth of training and getting better overall and used to my new bike I could be competitive in super D or enduro though so I'm kinda leaning that way and just dabbling in downhill for the time being. We'll see though because I love a challenge and downhill definitely presents a big one.

Here's a stock pic of my new ride:

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Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 31, 2014, 12:19:41 pm
First ride yesterday since post surgery! Only 14 miles and all flat, felt the collorbone area a little but overall think I did well.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on May 31, 2014, 09:47:19 pm
First ride yesterday since post surgery! Only 14 miles and all flat, felt the collorbone area a little but overall think I did well.

Good, +1
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 06, 2014, 01:57:49 pm
Headed downtown in a bit for the Tulsa Tough crits this evening and my registration packet for tomorrow's fondo.  Anyone attended TT before?
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on June 07, 2014, 12:13:07 am
Good, +1

Thanks!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 07, 2014, 05:10:00 am
Always wanted to be there, but it's always fallen wrong on the calendar. Are you going to Crybaby Hill on Sunday? That's an insane party.



I've never been to that spectacle and won't be introducing my children to it this year, ha.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 07, 2014, 10:58:39 am
Always wanted to be there, but it's always fallen wrong on the calendar. Are you going to Crybaby Hill on Sunday? That's an insane party.

Also, if you see a guy in an ASU jersey, ask if he's Bill Smith. He worked as the UA's tech wizard in the SID office for several years before landing a marketing gig in Jonesboro. Great guy. He's doing both the Saturday and Sunday fondos.


What's the chance among 2300+ cyclists running into this guy?
#TulsaTough


(http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/a455/mckdaddy12/Mobile%20Uploads/F55CEC8E-A7FA-4BE3-BA60-9CECD8F22F28.jpg) (http://s1037.photobucket.com/user/mckdaddy12/media/Mobile%20Uploads/F55CEC8E-A7FA-4BE3-BA60-9CECD8F22F28.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: DLUXHOG on June 09, 2014, 03:40:25 pm
Was a beautiful day in NWA to ride 21 miles.  Found a way to the bike trails in Fayetteville biking from my house with very little time on the roads.

Wow... if you rode 21 miles in NWA, that's like riding 200 in most other parts of the US.....   good job!!!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on June 10, 2014, 11:22:03 pm
don't know if anyone saw this...

http://www.memphisdailynews.com/editorial/ArticleEmail.aspx?id=56116

"Bridge Deal Could Bring 600-Mile River Bike Trail"
By Bill Dries
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 19, 2014, 09:50:38 pm
Scott, check your pm's.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 21, 2014, 03:58:43 pm
I want to publicly thank McK for letting me sit on his wheel for most of of the True Grit 50 this morning. And for not abandoning me when he was probably 2 mph faster for most of the day.

I hope he enjoyed the conversation as much as I did.

Great conversation....in fact I had just gotten on 540 when I realized we didn't get around to discussing the WC....just ran out of miles to do so.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 23, 2014, 04:07:27 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5ZuvmyQ_p4

From BBC's Top Gear
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: ATU HOG on June 23, 2014, 11:02:04 pm
Bought my first bike fellas.   Going to grad school here in Fay and decided to break down and get one and I love it so far.  Been riding the trail near our house that runs through town and campus.  Been here 3 years in Fay, can't wait for another 2 more.  Woo Pig
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 24, 2014, 08:33:00 am
Bought my first bike fellas.   Going to grad school here in Fay and decided to break down and get one and I love it so far.  Been riding the trail near our house that runs through town and campus.  Been here 3 years in Fay, can't wait for another 2 more.  Woo Pig

Props to you.  Glad you are enjoying it.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Michaelt on June 24, 2014, 09:06:21 am
I've been trying to find some time to get back on my bike and ride. I haven't ridden much since I shattered my arm (2009). Most of it is timing. Between work and my responsibilities at my local church and doing some remodeling at the house, getting the time to load the bike in the truck, drive to the river trail (about 20 minutes away), riding, loading and driving back (another 20), it's not an easy thing to work out.

I'm a little timid about riding in town. From past experiences, Jacksonville vehicle drivers are not too fond of cyclists riding on the streets. I've been honked at, yelled at a few times, and just the general layout of the town doesn't give a lot of good long stretches to gear down and ride.

But I'm not giving in; I'm planning on taking my bike to the local shop this weekend and have them do a once over for me, and start chiseling out some time to ride. Might try a few days on my way home from work, see how that pans out since the days are longer right now.

Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: DLUXHOG on June 24, 2014, 08:18:04 pm
Bought my first bike fellas.   Going to grad school here in Fay and decided to break down and get one and I love it so far.  Been riding the trail near our house that runs through town and campus.  Been here 3 years in Fay, can't wait for another 2 more.  Woo Pig

Enjoy it.... because... once you graduate and "can't wait to get out of here", you'll definitely miss Fayettenam....  It took me more than 3 years to tolerate no "four seasons" as opposed to where I live now (DFW.... we only have 2 seasons...), among other things.........
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: ATU HOG on June 24, 2014, 09:10:33 pm
Enjoy it.... because... once you graduate and "can't wait to get out of here", you'll definitely miss Fayettenam....  It took me more than 3 years to tolerate no "four seasons" as opposed to where I live now (DFW.... we only have 2 seasons...), among other things.........
I got offered a job last week. Declined to go to grad school. Not ready to leave Fay yet
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on June 28, 2014, 12:56:32 am
But I'm not giving in; I'm planning on taking my bike to the local shop this weekend and have them do a once over for me, and start chiseling out some time to ride. Might try a few days on my way home from work, see how that pans out since the days are longer right now.


Let's us know how it goes?
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 28, 2014, 02:40:06 pm
Today was a tough ride. My 5th of 50+ miles, but the toughest one. I had trouble staying on the wheels of everyone, and we weren't going THAT fast.

A rider w/ us could tell I was dragging, and asked me about my breakfast and in-ride nutrition. However, I didn't deviate from what I normally do pre- and in-ride. For some reason I didn't have it today. A real trying day.

Sometimes it happens.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on June 28, 2014, 03:11:18 pm
But you did it no less.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 28, 2014, 05:14:44 pm
True, sir.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on June 28, 2014, 08:07:06 pm
Aafter a week to sea, got back yesterday and put in a short easy 20 miles today.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 29, 2014, 02:08:20 pm
True Grit '14

(http://www.momentiphotography.com/TrueGritRide100/True-Grit-Ride-2014/i-2C3VdRt/0/M/DSC_0875-M.jpg) (http://www.momentiphotography.com/TrueGritRide100/True-Grit-Ride-2014/i-2C3VdRt/A)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 29, 2014, 02:12:51 pm
True Grit '14

(http://www.momentiphotography.com/TrueGritRide100/True-Grit-Ride-2014/i-42MMLqg/0/M/IMG_7008-M.jpg) (http://www.momentiphotography.com/TrueGritRide100/True-Grit-Ride-2014/i-42MMLqg/A)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 29, 2014, 02:13:21 pm
True Grit '14

(http://www.momentiphotography.com/TrueGritRide100/True-Grit-Ride-2014/i-zNQsnmT/0/M/IMG_7009-M.jpg) (http://www.momentiphotography.com/TrueGritRide100/True-Grit-Ride-2014/i-zNQsnmT/A)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 29, 2014, 02:15:51 pm
True Grit '14

(http://www.momentiphotography.com/TrueGritRide100/True-Grit-Ride-2014/i-PXHcvqR/0/M/IMG_7265-M.jpg) (http://www.momentiphotography.com/TrueGritRide100/True-Grit-Ride-2014/i-PXHcvqR/A)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 29, 2014, 02:19:10 pm
True Grit '14

(http://www.momentiphotography.com/TrueGritRide100/True-Grit-Ride-2014/i-LKW2msb/0/M/IMG_7262-M.jpg) (http://www.momentiphotography.com/TrueGritRide100/True-Grit-Ride-2014/i-LKW2msb/A)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on June 29, 2014, 06:41:57 pm
Nice
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: warriorlion on June 30, 2014, 03:27:15 pm
Have kept up with the cycling thread for a while though I would share some pics from our latest vacation on the C an O canal and Great allegory passage.  Great family time on the bike minus a little rain.

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Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 30, 2014, 03:55:30 pm
I'd like to hear more about this adventure, warrior.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: warriorlion on June 30, 2014, 04:27:26 pm
I'd like to hear more about this adventure, warrior.
The C an O runs from Cumberland Maryland to d.c., gap as it's called Cumberland to Pittsburg.  We rode the c an o a few years ago from Hancock to d.c. An biked around and saw the sights for 3-4 days.  The c an o have primitive camp sites every 5 miles or so-we carried all our stuff an rode completely unsupported.  You ride next to the Potomac for most of the ride on the tow path they built for the canal.  It isn't as groomed as the gap as you could tell from the mud on my back.

This year we started at Cumberland an rode to the paw paw tunnel you see in the picture.  Then Cumberland west.  We did out an backs this year an moved every few days from commercial camp sites.  Not as much to see on gap but really nice trail.
http://bikewashington.org/canal/ has lots of info about the canal, http://www.atatrail.org about the gap.  Great way to see a lot of country most people never see on a bike path with no traffic.  Message me if you want more specifics an I will try to help you.
I have attached a couple other pics about the paw paw an some other tunnels on the gap.



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Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 30, 2014, 05:12:17 pm
Thanks for sharing. Looks like a neat thing to do.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 30, 2014, 05:32:02 pm
We are going to South Fork, CO for a week in early August to escape the heat. I've been looking at some rides to do out there (roadie, not mtb), and came upon this nearby ride:

http://www.mybicycleroutes.com/xwolfpassinfopage.html

I have a valid concern of getting so tired I begin walking my bike up the pass, or worse yet, just fall over from lack of momentum and lungs at that altitude.  I'm not sure how to prep for such a ride in relatively flat Tulsa.  Even if I just blast the small hills around here, I cannot prep for the thin air.  I'm looking forward to it, yet also skeptical of how much I'll be able to enjoy it, ha.

My plan for the ride, at this moment, is to ride from South Fork to the top of the pass, then back down to South Fork.  I don't see being able to continue the ride down to Pagosa Springs (that would be the fun and easy part), then retrace my ride back up the pass (the article states the climb up the pass from Pagosa as being the tougher side) then coasting back down to South Fork.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: warriorlion on July 01, 2014, 09:37:31 pm
We are going to South Fork, CO for a week in early August to escape the heat. I've been looking at some rides to do out there (roadie, not mtb), and came upon this nearby ride:

http://www.mybicycleroutes.com/xwolfpassinfopage.html

I have a valid concern of getting so tired I begin walking my bike up the pass, or worse yet, just fall over from lack of momentum and lungs at that altitude.  I'm not sure how to prep for such a ride in relatively flat Tulsa.  Even if I just blast the small hills around here, I cannot prep for the thin air.  I'm looking forward to it, yet also skeptical of how much I'll be able to enjoy it, ha.

My plan for the ride, at this moment, is to ride from South Fork to the top of the pass, then back down to South Fork.  I don't see being able to continue the ride down to Pagosa Springs (that would be the fun and easy part), then retrace my ride back up the pass (the article states the climb up the pass from Pagosa as being the tougher side) then coasting back down to South Fork.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
Never ridden over 9,000 feet in elevation and it was a killer.  I had a friend that did big ride out there a few years ago and he went out two weeks early.  If that isn't possible I don't know that you can prepare for it, but I bet you will be strong when you get home.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 05, 2014, 03:57:30 pm
Tour de France 2014 has started who's watching?
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: warriorlion on July 05, 2014, 06:54:31 pm
Tour de France 2014 has started who's watching?
Every day! Who you got as favorite? Contador is my top pick, an American sneaks into 2nd, and Froome a disappointing 3rd.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgpharmer on July 05, 2014, 10:28:42 pm
We are going to South Fork, CO for a week in early August to escape the heat. I've been looking at some rides to do out there (roadie, not mtb), and came upon this nearby ride:

http://www.mybicycleroutes.com/xwolfpassinfopage.html

I have a valid concern of getting so tired I begin walking my bike up the pass, or worse yet, just fall over from lack of momentum and lungs at that altitude.  I'm not sure how to prep for such a ride in relatively flat Tulsa.  Even if I just blast the small hills around here, I cannot prep for the thin air.  I'm looking forward to it, yet also skeptical of how much I'll be able to enjoy it, ha.

My plan for the ride, at this moment, is to ride from South Fork to the top of the pass, then back down to South Fork.  I don't see being able to continue the ride down to Pagosa Springs (that would be the fun and easy part), then retrace my ride back up the pass (the article states the climb up the pass from Pagosa as being the tougher side) then coasting back down to South Fork.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

This last spring break I was out skiing at wolf creek. Saw couple dudes climbing the pass. Thought they were crazy but they were going slow and steady.

Have you thought about getting an elevation training mask?
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on July 05, 2014, 10:35:15 pm
This last spring break I was out skiing at wolf creek. Saw couple dudes climbing the pass. Thought they were crazy but they were going slow and steady.

Have you thought about getting an elevation training mask?

I had not. Interesting thought.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgpharmer on July 05, 2014, 10:53:00 pm
Best I've done on the one I have is up to 6000ft!!!!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 06, 2014, 09:39:35 am
http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-06/mark-cavendish-out-of-tour-de-france-with-dislocated-shoulder/5575584

Mark's out.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on July 06, 2014, 03:24:24 pm
Thankfully the climbing of Wolf Creek pass is less than 3000ft (I'll already be at > 7,000 when I leave out from our cabin), so it is doable, but that thin air.....
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hog.goblin on July 06, 2014, 04:04:14 pm
http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-06/mark-cavendish-out-of-tour-de-france-with-dislocated-shoulder/5575584

Mark's out.

Better than a collar bone...
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 06, 2014, 05:51:45 pm
Better than a collar bone...

I was riding within 30 days as a non-pro. I don't know what kind of recovery time he needs for a shoulder issue like that.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hilljack on July 09, 2014, 04:30:17 pm
Is anyone planning on riding the Levi Lepheimer Grand Fondo this year?  I'm planning on riding it for the first time... doing the Medio course (60ish miles).  Would be cool to hook up with some fellow Hog riders.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on July 21, 2014, 09:26:11 pm
Not sure if any of you guys heard but a woman was tragically killed this past weekend, I believe Saturday, in Eureka Springs at the Fat Tire festival.

Evidently she crashed pretty hard I think while racing crosscountry and had to be medivacted out where she died later at the hospital.

Anyway truly truly tragic situation. From what I understand she was a proficient cyclist wearing a helmet and gear but just a freak accident.

Definitely served as a wake up call for me since I ride the trails pretty hard and am planning to start racing enduro next year once I get a bit better. As the father of two small children it just reminds me I'm out there to have fun and come home safely.

Everyone have fun out there but above all please be safe.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on July 21, 2014, 10:36:48 pm
Joe at ArkansasOutside wrote about her.

http://www.arkansasoutside.com/we-lost-a-hero/

Very nice write up but just so so sad.

My heart breaks for her family and friends.



Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 27, 2014, 11:02:38 pm
Got a good ride in this weekend!

Distance:   66.00 mi
Time:   4:23:58
Avg Speed:   15.0 mph
Elevation Gain:   3,363 ft
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on August 16, 2014, 06:43:50 pm
Got another 60+ miles in today... Here are some shots from my pit-stop at Oceanside Pier
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/4C85B0D5-58C1-4284-9AE0-331B286E1AFE_zps646q3tw3.jpg)

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/B01EC7D1-5F1D-4020-985F-762CACC7504C_zpsbqmceii2.jpg)

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/7D05A3BE-FEC0-4B50-8FB6-DA446047423D_zpsyjqgewdo.jpg)


(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/8D832D7A-8E3C-48C8-B25C-B95A057FEB04_zpsl76ucjra.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hog.goblin on August 16, 2014, 07:08:05 pm
Nice
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on August 19, 2014, 09:16:12 am
We went to SW CO for 9 days recently. I only rode 3 times, which was disappointing, but it's not like we weren't busy doing other things.

I only tried to tackle Wolf Creek Pass once. I badly wanted to get to the top of the pass, then onward to the top of the continental divide, which sits shy of 10,900. Our cabin sat at approximately 8,000 feet. The first couple of miles of the ride from the cabin drops down to near 7,000 feet before going back up for the rest of the pass. I steadily and slowly climbed during the first 1/2 of the ride up the pass (after the relatively quick drop to 7,000, obviously), with the grades varying from 2-7%. I'd obviously work very hard during the 5-7% portions, and "rest" during the lesser grades, such as 2%. The first 1/2 up the pass was definitely doable, as the climb had those moments where I could utilize the lesser grades to recover. I maintained a very slow, steady pace, trying to keep my body relaxed and my thoughts calm.

However, the second 1/2 up the pass provides no rest. The grade is a steady 6-7%. It doesn't get above 7%, but I also knew it wouldn't get below 6%. Pure death. I stopped a couple of times for a minute or two, to try to get some life into my legs, which were quickly departing me. I'd have a couple of Fig Newtons (which I had been eating every couple of miles to this point), rub my legs down, and drain some water. Then take off again full of resolve.

Unfortunately, the legs weren't coming back. I'd been telling my wife that I'd make it to the top of the pass even if I had to walk my bike up there. However, I had no desire to walk the bike during this challenge, feeling like it would be cheating. So walking the bike, even for just a bit was out of the question. The steady 6-7% grade was tough on my legs and the thin air felt like it was mocking me. My mind and resolve was beginning to weaken, which frustrated me. On top of that, it had gotten awfully cold when the sun when down behind the mountain during this late afternoon ride. Too many negatives were rushing at me at once over that last 1/2 of the Pass.

I still had 2.5 miles and nearly 900 feet of climbing to go to arrive at the continental divide. This last 2.5 miles would be at 7%, with no break in grade. I had driven it a couple of times already during our vacation, and it was daunting to say the least for this flatlander. My jello legs were shaking so badly and I was riding so slowly that it felt like I might fall over at any moment. There was quite a bit of traffic on this narrow pass, but the lesser grades down the mountain made stopping to rest, then restarting doable. However, I realized that the steady 7% grade I had gotten to would make restarting very difficult, as the heavy traffic would not allow me to be able to restart perpendicular to the road (i.e. a way to make the road feel flat) for getting clipped in and going again. I knew if I stopped 1 last time, then I would be done.

At this point I'm having difficulty maintaining 6-7 mph. Finally my legs and mind gave in, and I stopped for the final time. I hung my head. I was both frustrated in not having gotten to the top and relieved in ending the pain. I was so mad at myself for not being able to go another 2.5 miles, yet I also had full realization of my current situation and ability to actually go those remaining 2.5 miles. I again contemplated walking the bike up some portion of the 2.5 miles, but realized that I'd likely have to walk the entire 2.5 miles as getting restarted on the 7% grade, amidst the traffic, would be awfully difficult.

I kept telling myself that I should be proud of how far I had gone, climbing about 3,000 feet (actually it was about 2,990 feet according to my Garmin, which had I known, I would have climbed 10 more darned feet, ha), but couldn't shake the frustration of not having made the summit. I had to patiently wait to cross to the other side of the road, in order to ride back down. My speed down the hill was relatively slow -- very slow in fact -- given the grade I was riding down. There were too many rocks along the narrow shoulder to open it up. When driving up-and-down the pass previously this week, I noticed cyclists stayed on the shoulder. Perhaps the heavily-traveled, narrow, somewhat curvy roadway up-and-down the pass made the cyclists feel more comfortable to remain on the narrow shoulder. I know I did. The few places for cars to pass one another along the pass certainly made the shoulder more attractive as I traveled up the pass. However, going down the pass on the shoulder felt harrowing, even at my slow speeds, due to how narrow the should was and the plethora of small rocks and pebbles that dotted the shoulder.

I was riding both brakes, hard, with every rock on the shoulder making my heart skip a beat. My legs were still shaking and mentally I felt beat from the ride up the pass, but I had to muster the focus on the way down the pass in order to not crash w/ all the small rocks on the shoulder. I would've liked to have opened it up and ride care-free down the mountain. Perhaps, in hindsight I should have "taken the lane". It certainly would have made for a fun ride back down to our cabin. But there was just too much traffic on the narrow pass to do that, imo.

In thinking about what I could have done differently to conquer the pass, I guess I could have left out early in the morning, instead of doing the ride in the afternoon. I had ridden one morning, earlier in the vacation, at about 6-ish a.m., and there was very little traffic on the road. Very peaceful without the traffic. So nice to hear the birds, the streams, and waterfalls without cars/rv's racing along the roads. But it was so freakin' cold and windy riding in the morning. I had brought some semi-cold weather gear, but it wasn't enough. After that ride I didn't want to ride that early in the morning again, even though I knew the lack of traffic would've made conquering the pass somewhat more doable. So I'm not sure what else I could have done other than to walk the bike up the remaining 2.5 miles of the pass. I'll try again next year. Guaranteed!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on August 28, 2014, 12:47:44 pm
I went to GPP Fitness in Rogers yesterday and had a Retul bike fit done.

It. Was. Amazing.

When I bought my road bike, I got the "stand over it, looks good, might need to put on a longer stem and raise the seat" fitting from a local shop. I've been riding a M/L Giant for five years now, trusting the local guy to have put me on the right size bike.

Turns out, I need an XL/XXL. And pedal spacers. And shims under my cleats to level out my points of contact and increase power transfer.

Kevin, the shop owner, was meticulous. I thought I was comfortable on my bike on long rides. Turns out, I wasn't as comfortable as I should be with the right geometry.

I can't recommend this enough.

https://www.retul.com

Amen. A "pro fitting" is well worth the money and time. I told Scott this on our True Grit ride, and will share again here -- I used to have back pain riding the bike (I have minor back pain on a daily basis, have for years) and never had a pro-fitting. My regular back pain was worse on the bike than in other areas of daily life, so I didn't have a lot of fun riding. But when I upgraded my ride in March '14, it was highly recommended that I get a proper fitting. I did, and can attest to not having back pain any longer while riding. I still have back pain during other aspect of daily life, but the bike feels good. Like Scott said, all kinds of cleat adjustments were made, not to mention changes to the stem, the angle of the handlebars and hoods, the saddle, etc. It was a comprehensive 2.5 hours.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: warriorlion on September 14, 2014, 09:52:38 pm
We are hosting the 4th annual bike the bull bike ride starting in mtn home, across bull shoals dam, to Flippin, cotter an back to mtn home. Entry is 20 bucks or a new pair of shoes for a child. Pm me if interested and I will email you a flyer. Easy 16 mile or a pretty challenging 40.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on September 15, 2014, 05:59:45 pm
We are hosting the 4th annual bike the bull bike ride starting in mtn home, across bull shoals dam, to Flippin, cotter an back to mtn home. Entry is 20 bucks or a new pair of shoes for a child. Pm me if interested and I will email you a flyer. Easy 16 mile or a pretty challenging 40.

Sounds like fun, Warrior. Wish I could.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on October 10, 2014, 09:22:17 pm
Pictures from today's ride...

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/7662E9A0-E0DF-4CAE-B15F-99C9102CE98D_zpsicdv9x7w.jpg)

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/A2F6804A-B6BA-4B2B-8229-B3069613FF11_zpsiurncqxo.jpg)

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/24BCCF63-9942-4EEA-A232-0A72C0A48BD4_zpskpvutrko.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on October 10, 2014, 09:51:40 pm
#DeservedHumbleBrag

Not quite my view in Tulsa. That's solid, HR.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on December 28, 2014, 05:17:38 pm
http://www.arkansasoutside.com/arkansan-to-make-world-record-cycling-attempt/


Wow!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on January 17, 2015, 08:11:18 pm
Felt so good to go for a spin today....first good Saturday in a few moons.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on January 18, 2015, 02:22:36 pm
I know most you guys are road cyclists but just gotta say I'm loving NW Arkansas for mountain biking.

Been here round 7 months and it's amazing, I'm full on addicted and can't get enough.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on January 18, 2015, 02:29:59 pm
My majestic steed after a muddy one out at Mt. Kessler last week.

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Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on January 18, 2015, 06:55:55 pm
I used to mtb.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on January 18, 2015, 07:47:00 pm
I used to mtb.

Why'd ya quit? Injury?
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on January 18, 2015, 10:10:52 pm
Why'd ya quit? Injury?

Yes, that and I've become more of a p---- each subsequent injury and as I've gotten older, lol.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on January 19, 2015, 03:07:53 pm
Yes, that and I've become more of a p---- each subsequent injury and as I've gotten older, lol.

Lol gotcha.

I'm just bout to turn 35 so still heal ok I guess and so I still push it, much to my wife's dismay of course.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on January 19, 2015, 03:52:33 pm
Lol gotcha.

I'm just bout to turn 35 so still heal ok I guess and so I still push it, much to my wife's dismay of course.

Of course, ha!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on February 20, 2015, 08:59:27 pm
I'm at a "spring training camp" this weekend with a bike club in Tulsa. We are staying at Grand Lake and riding around that area. This afternoon was a tough ride for a still-newbie like me, with the cold and rain. We ride at 8am tomorrow and again at 2pm. Then we finish up w/ an 8am ride on Sunday.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on February 20, 2015, 11:54:14 pm
Looking forward to ride again soon some day but my bulged disc still has me side lined.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on March 06, 2015, 09:02:49 am
Looking forward to getting in some miles this weekend, giggity!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on March 06, 2015, 10:47:44 am
Looking forward to getting in some miles this weekend, giggity!

Man me too, this snow has been cramping my style.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on March 07, 2015, 07:57:34 pm
Got in a ride today, but with a group of guys faster/stronger than I....wore me out. And since a couple of our boys had t-ball practice in the middle of the day, we headed out at 7am. Not the best time to enjoy today's weather.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on March 08, 2015, 08:57:36 pm
Got out and got a ride in myself on the trails today.

Was muddy as crap as to be expected but still a ton of fun and nice to get a ride in finally after all the bad weather.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on March 14, 2015, 12:10:58 pm
Wet and wild one today.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on March 16, 2015, 07:15:50 pm
Wet and wild one today.

Great Shot!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on March 28, 2015, 05:16:29 pm
I trust rides were made today. Great weather.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on March 28, 2015, 10:27:04 pm
I trust rides were made today. Great weather.

I'm sick as a dog with sinus infection and chest cold. 

Sucks because the weather was magnificent today.  :'(
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on March 29, 2015, 09:25:17 am
Had to ride this am before church or not ride at all today. The wind was a beast.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 03, 2015, 09:34:50 pm
Wind - 1, McK - 0

Nasty out there today.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on April 04, 2015, 12:12:37 pm
Headwind can be a bear, but makes for good workout though.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 04, 2015, 04:30:32 pm
Headwind can be a bear, but makes for good workout though.

Agreed, it was a strong workout. I was hoping for more of a base-building ride but I underestimated the wind's strength.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on April 06, 2015, 10:56:27 pm
Here is a pic from Sunday's ride....

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/A450908D-9E2D-4CC7-A9DF-0F7CD9914948_zpscqslrre7.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on April 06, 2015, 11:47:17 pm
Here is a pic from Sunday's ride....

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/A450908D-9E2D-4CC7-A9DF-0F7CD9914948_zpscqslrre7.jpg)

Nice view!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 07, 2015, 09:51:32 pm
I'd like to Scott, but the wife has reserved my time for a charitable event of some sort.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: warriorlion on April 14, 2015, 10:18:03 pm
Check out www.doubledamtour.com for one of the most scenic 100K rides in this part of the country.  Bull shoals dam, historic Cotter bridge, the White and north fork rivers, the Wolff house, Norfork dam, and the Norfork fish hatchery all on bike while fully supported.  18 mile, 40 mile, or 100 K options. October 3, 2015 Mtn. Home Arkansas. Join us for a great ride.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on April 14, 2015, 11:26:11 pm
Check out www.doubledamtour.com for one of the most scenic 100K rides in this part of the country.  Bull shoals dam, historic Cotter bridge, the White and north fork rivers, the Wolff house, Norfork dam, and the Norfork fish hatchery all on bike while fully supported.  18 mile, 40 mile, or 100 K options. October 3, 2015 Mtn. Home Arkansas. Join us for a great ride.

That looks like a great ride, sure with I lived there.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on April 15, 2015, 09:27:28 am
Figured I'd post another pic of one of my rides at Mt. Kessler in Fayetteville.

If you've never been there it's great hiking and biking trails with beautiful overlooks.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on April 15, 2015, 09:50:46 pm
Figured I'd post another pic of one of my rides at Mt. Kessler in Fayetteville.

If you've never been there it's great hiking and biking trails with beautiful overlooks.

Very nice.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: warriorlion on April 15, 2015, 10:57:11 pm
Looking at the map, it's not a circular route? The starting line and finish line aren't in the same place. So will shuttles take riders back to the start?
Yes we are going to shuttle back to the start.  No good route back and 100 K will be plenty challenge for most with the hills.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 22, 2015, 11:02:31 am
Anyone coming to Tulsa to ride/watch Tulsa Tough (TT)?  Last year was my first to watch the crit races (Friday night through the streets of downtown Tulsa, same for Saturday but a different race route in downtown, and Sunday through a midtown neighborhood) and it was a good time.  If you want to come over, my gym will have a couple of tents set-up that we can hangout under the shade and share some brews.

As a new rider, I participated last year for the 1st time in the "short" fondo on Saturday, which was excellently ran and organized.  Worth your time.  Faldon had a friend come over from J'boro to ride in it (I think he and his wife rode Saturday and Sunday).

TT offers 3 fondos each on Saturday and Sunday, a short, medium, and long ride.  The Saturday offerings are 40-, 70, and 110-miles.  Sunday offers 39- 66- and 108-miles.

If anyone is interested, check out Tulsa Tough here .....
http://www.tulsatough.com/site/sections/1

This year I'll be riding Saturday and Sunday, but haven't determined yet which length of routes.  I'd prefer to ride the medium fondo on Saturday and the short fondo on Sunday, but my daughter has a dance recital early Saturday afternoon, which may lead me to do the opposite (short on Saturday and medium on Sunday).

Let me know if interested.  My average mph will be 15.5-16.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 22, 2015, 01:59:41 pm
How close is your gym's tent to the infamous Crybaby Hill party?

Scott, our cycling coordinator for the gym says it will be set-up same place as last year, "on crybaby hill", but I cannot confirm b/c last year I was only able to make it out Friday night for the crits.  Crybaby hill is on Sunday, which I could have attended except I had to watch the kids, and taking my kids to the party on crybaby hill would have gotten me the couch via the wife.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on May 27, 2015, 05:43:47 pm
A tent on Crybaby Hill!?! Well, I think I might just see you up there on that Sunday.

I talked to our cycling coordinator today....our tent this year will not be on crybaby hill in order to be a bit more "family friendly."  We'll be set-up on the course, as we will be for Friday and Saturday crits, but just not on the infamous hill itself.

For anyone interested, the Tulsa Tough fondos on Saturday and Sunday are well-organized and worth your time if you enjoy traveling to regional rides.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on May 31, 2015, 11:00:09 am
I enjoy trying out a couple of regional events, like True Grit in Ft Smith last year (thanks, Scott), Tour de Tulsa, and Tulsa Tough (yeah, I live in Tulsa, but 2014 was my first year to ride).  This year I'm adding the Dam Jam (a hilly and pretty ride northeast of T-town), Hotter 'N Hell, and the Hilly Hundred in Indiana.

The Hilly may be a bit much for me....

http://www.hillyhundred.org  (click on "The Hills" on the left side). 

It consists of short, but steep hills.  I took my bike to my LBS to have a bailout gear added, taking my rear cass from 11-28 to 12-30.  Watching some online videos of the event, there is little shame in having to walk up a couple of the hills.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on May 31, 2015, 10:41:35 pm
So I know most of you guys are more into road cycling but I just recently started a mountain biking blog and Facebook page. As the resident mtb'er in this thread I thought I'd post the link if anyone is interested.

http://stokedspoke.com

Anyway it's got gear reviews, trail info, helmet cam videos, etc. It's mainly based in NW Arkansas but I'll eventually put some other locations on there too as I travel and ride other venues.

So if you're bored and got time check it out and leave comments, feedback, or whatever and check out the Facebook page and YouTube channel too in the links at the bottom of the homepage.

Thanks and WPS!

Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 01, 2015, 09:45:44 am
Good-looking site, HC.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on June 01, 2015, 11:19:10 am
Good-looking site, HC.

Thanks man for checking it out I really appreciate it.

Also if any of you guys ever wanna hit the trails just hit me up here, the blog, or Facebook page.

I try to ride at least twice a week and usually up around the Bentonville/ Bella Vista area, but also Rogers and Fayetteville too and especially Mt. Kessler.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on June 01, 2015, 11:30:29 am
Pic from my ride out at Blowing Springs yesterday in Bella Vista.

Was crazy slippery.

Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: NEA_HogFan on June 03, 2015, 09:24:26 pm
Hey guys I'm wanting to get into cycling to add some cardio into my workout routine. Right now I just lift weights and I absolutely hate running as I have big flat feet lol. I need suggestions for some inexpensive beginners bikes. I have no clue where to start. Thanks for any help.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on June 06, 2015, 12:25:09 pm
Nice day on the coast... got 52 miles in!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 06, 2015, 01:43:22 pm
Nice day on the coast... got 52 miles in!

Ugh, 56 humid, hot miles this morning. My body isn't used to this "heat" yet, following such a long cool, wet spring. I couldn't shake the feeling that I was forgetting something after rolling-out this morning. Later I realized today was my first ride in 2015 where I didn't start-out w/ something covering my arms for warmth.

Always jealous of your cycling locale.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on June 07, 2015, 01:02:22 am
Ugh, 56 humid, hot miles this morning. My body isn't used to this "heat" yet, following such a long cool, wet spring. I couldn't shake the feeling that I was forgetting something after rolling-out this morning. Later I realized today was my first ride in 2015 where I didn't start-out w/ something covering my arms for warmth.

Always jealous of your cycling locale.

Here is a shot from this mornings ride. Temp was still in the upper 50's will a light breeze.

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/42C25DD3-A583-4937-A6F4-D175E0BE093B_zpsciiote56.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 07, 2015, 12:20:53 pm
Here is a shot from this mornings ride. Temp was still in the upper 50's will a light breeze.

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/42C25DD3-A583-4937-A6F4-D175E0BE093B_zpsciiote56.jpg)

Bastage, +1
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on June 07, 2015, 10:36:18 pm
I've been riding a mountain bike with my son for the past year. I just went and purchased a specialized Allez elite road bike and omg!!  I had no idea that it could be so much fun and challenging at the same time.  I am training for my first sprint Tri July 4th in Russellville.  I will be 41 on the 18th of this month but very excited about cycling going forward!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 08, 2015, 06:58:20 am
I've been riding a mountain bike with my son for the past year. I just went and purchased a specialized Allez elite road bike and omg!!  I had no idea that it could be so much fun and challenging at the same time.  I am training for my first sprint Tri July 4th in Russellville.  I will be 41 on the 18th of this month but very excited about cycling going forward!


+1
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 12, 2015, 08:42:16 am
I've not ridden more than 64 miles in a day or more than 90 miles in consecutive days.  Tomorrow and Sunday I've got 70 & 66 miles (the "medio" fondos) @ Tulsa Tough on the docket.  Real concerned about how much my butt will be hurting prior to Sunday's ride.  The temps the next 2 days are expected to top-out around 86-89, nice!  Rain chances are about 60%, but rain doesn't bother me, especially at my grandma pace.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on June 16, 2015, 02:51:36 pm
Thought of all my roadie friends in this thread when I saw this and figured ya'll might enjoy it.

http://m.vitalmtb.com/videos/member/Make-Your-Own-Shortcut,29088/970biking,307
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: DeltaBoy on June 16, 2015, 07:34:22 pm
Hope to get my bike back on the road next week.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on June 19, 2015, 12:02:45 pm
http://www.ironcowboy.co/calendar/arkansas
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on June 20, 2015, 03:17:37 pm
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=34323947

he's still going.....

http://www.ironcowboy.co/blog/


Day 13 Splits

Swim: 1:19:09

Bike: 6:34:05

Run: 5:27:07

Total: 14:20:21
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 21, 2015, 05:04:59 pm
Only a bit. The guy he was going against got hit by a drunk moped driver and he has to miss time for recovery, but that was some time ago.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 21, 2015, 05:11:08 pm
Just saw this for those that are interested in this competition that Scott referenced....

http://ultracycling.com/sections/records/data/hamr/
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 22, 2015, 09:28:35 pm
http://www.bicycling.com/racing/dave-haase-ready-race-across-america-data?adbid=613134659560443905&adbpl=tw&adbpr=17900130&cid=social_20150623_47496176

Listened to an informative podcast about RAAM 3-4 months ago on Radiolab from WNYC.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on June 25, 2015, 11:10:48 am
i'm a noob on cycling so Ive been riding out near the new airport in Conway.  I took my first group ride last night to Plummerville and back. It was awesome but I had my first crash on mile 27 just about a mile short of the end of the ride...  I was fist pumping another guy for helping me and boom....im over on my hip skidding down the street!

I have some road rash but nothing broken!!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on June 26, 2015, 07:19:37 pm
Anyone ride the greeway lately?

http://www.nwatrails.org/trail/razorback-regional-greenway/
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 11, 2015, 03:52:04 pm
a few shots from yesterdays ride...

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/0EF0ACB3-5A93-4EAC-BE85-9229176EADD6_zpsjadjv5iq.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 11, 2015, 03:52:33 pm
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/FD1FC74C-B8F0-452A-996F-4E32C69B0616_zpsi7bkd6th.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 11, 2015, 03:52:58 pm
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/F7C2359E-17FB-4A37-A836-5B5FE80A7604_zpsvdooneqb.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Pulled(PP)pork on July 11, 2015, 04:02:23 pm
i'm a noob on cycling so Ive been riding out near the new airport in Conway.  I took my first group ride last night to Plummerville and back. It was awesome but I had my first crash on mile 27 just about a mile short of the end of the ride...  I was fist pumping another guy for helping me and boom....im over on my hip skidding down the street!

I have some road rash but nothing broken!!
definitely one of the reasons I can't do it, my equilibrium is terrible, so when checking over my shoulder, I tend to crash.  That, and I just don't trust going in the same direction as traffic. I like to be able to see when I need to hit the dirt/grass for some ignorant driver.


PP
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 11, 2015, 09:17:52 pm
Taking short vacation and coming back Home to NWA... bring the bike too! Going to get some rides in.  ;D
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 18, 2015, 12:51:51 pm
Great ride on the Razorback Greenway this morning!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on July 18, 2015, 01:26:36 pm
Got out early today. The temps were reasonable, with relatively low humidity and a decently cool breeze....for the first hour, ha. Thankfully we finished our route by 10:30 to avoid the bulk of today's heat.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 18, 2015, 04:35:57 pm
Got out early today. The temps were reasonable, with relatively low humidity and a decently cool breeze....for the first hour, ha. Thankfully we finished our route by 10:30 to avoid the bulk of today's heat.

Nice!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 18, 2015, 04:43:12 pm
Hog.goblin and I had a lot of fun here are some shots from this AM....

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/738CA83C-63BC-4106-A7A3-9074CAA8237C_zpsqyjwcpj0.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 18, 2015, 04:43:51 pm
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/D1DCF208-D371-4FB5-9F1E-2278EC28E9AD_zpslwvmjclr.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 18, 2015, 04:44:23 pm
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/453B4C74-FF06-4F0F-9D3D-DD661831D642_zpspc3napfr.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 18, 2015, 04:45:37 pm
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/A730AA68-CA2D-47DC-8F80-B9ED7CEA1DE9_zpslkqwpxpn.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 18, 2015, 04:46:35 pm
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/6B754809-6A25-4312-850A-0429D5AB19E9_zpstoqe8lup.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 18, 2015, 04:46:52 pm
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/3A29A940-0992-4C03-88CC-DECF34B10DA3_zps91nxliyk.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 18, 2015, 04:47:27 pm
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/374C8A35-CEE8-41B8-B3B5-D771F071014B_zps4pt94mts.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on July 18, 2015, 04:51:08 pm
Good-looking path. This out-of-stater isn't familiar w/ the Razorback Greenway....will google.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 18, 2015, 06:12:23 pm
Good-looking path. This out-of-stater isn't familiar w/ the Razorback Greenway....will google.

As you know my normal riding routes are in San Diego but coming back home for a visit had to bike the bike and get some riding in around Fayetteville.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on July 18, 2015, 07:03:36 pm
Fun with flat pedals, the pins did a number on me today.  :o

Also slid halfway down the side of a mountain but the pedals did more damage to me than anything.

Ah well, if you're not wrecking every now and again you're not pushing hard enough (well in mtb at least).
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on July 18, 2015, 09:07:28 pm
I have heard of this trail, but didn't know what it was called. Anyone know if the whole thing is a concrete/asphalt path, or some gravel? I ask b/c all of my riding these days is via road bike. I didn't see much helpful info on the trail's site.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hog.goblin on July 19, 2015, 11:10:37 am
I have heard of this trail, but didn't know what it was called. Anyone know if the whole thing is a concrete/asphalt path, or some gravel? I ask b/c all of my riding these days is via road bike. I didn't see much helpful info on the trail's site.

I have not been on it north of Johnson, but my understanding is that it's all paved path or short uses of bike lanes on roads. Fayetteville is definitely 100% paved.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 26, 2015, 02:56:07 pm
Fun with flat pedals, the pins did a number on me today.  :o

Also slid halfway down the side of a mountain but the pedals did more damage to me than anything.

Ah well, if you're not wrecking every now and again you're not pushing hard enough (well in mtb at least).

How is the recovery going?
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on July 27, 2015, 06:00:06 pm
How is the recovery going?

It's going pretty decent.

I actually wrapped it and rode on Saturday and it was fine and luckily no additional wrecks.

It's starting to itch like crazy now that it's healing and it was bruised way worse than I thought but it's getting there.

Gonna be one heck of a scar though, which I'm told chicks dig, so maybe the wife will find it sexy. 8)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on September 05, 2015, 07:20:35 am
Few shots from yesterdays after work ride...

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/10C933A6-12D2-457A-9498-6DA6580D5C76_zpss5tp7n6a.jpg)

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/5B7CBC31-2602-449E-9497-9D75132F0A67_zps1rmm71ki.jpg)

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/DD9A87ED-F8D2-4E7D-8E61-441288DC5E65_zpszpuovzae.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: DeltaBoy on September 24, 2015, 09:26:11 am
Cool I need to get my flat fixed and get the Old 10 speed back on the Road.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on September 24, 2015, 09:47:47 am
Cool I need to get my flat fixed and get the Old 10 speed back on the Road.

riding is great for the body.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: DeltaBoy on October 08, 2015, 02:32:25 pm
Yes but my SR year Daughter is keeping me in the poor house.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on November 13, 2015, 01:40:25 pm
It's Friday baby, get out and ride this weekend!!!

No excuses!!!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on November 13, 2015, 03:27:10 pm
It's Friday baby, get out and ride this weekend!!!

No excuses!!!

Amen.

Done.....intervals an hour ago. Group ride tomorrow.  Pre-church Z1 & Z2 ride on Sunday.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on November 13, 2015, 07:20:18 pm
Amen.

Done.....intervals an hour ago. Group ride tomorrow.  Pre-church Z1 & Z2 ride on Sunday.

That a boy!

I rode last Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, and gonna hit it tomorrow too.

Trying to get in as much as I can before it gets stupid cold.

Thanks goodness for an understanding wife!!! :)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on November 13, 2015, 10:26:45 pm

Trying to get in as much as I can before it gets stupid cold.



+1
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on December 21, 2015, 10:25:00 am
Got a few rides in over the weekend and yes believe it or not here in Southern Cal it was a little on the cool side... upper 30's when I started the ride. I guessing for Christmas need a few upgrade to my cycling gear.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on December 21, 2015, 10:26:13 am
https://youtu.be/1F6AmmT2X7c


How to dress for cold weather riding.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on December 21, 2015, 11:01:46 am
Got a few rides in over the weekend and yes believe it or not here in Southern Cal it was a little on the cool side... upper 30's when I started the ride. I guessing for Christmas need a few upgrade to my cycling gear.

The wind was nasty in Tulsa for our Saturday & Sunday rides....just brutal.  Felt like I was riding in slow-motion when my turns to pull came.  What I intended to be Z1&2 HR rides ended up being more work than planned. 
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on December 23, 2015, 07:21:01 pm
anyone on here ever bought any Enve carbon wheels?
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on December 24, 2015, 08:16:23 am
anyone on here ever bought any Enve carbon wheels?

I've not.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on December 24, 2015, 07:49:39 pm
anyone on here ever bought any Enve carbon wheels?

sorry me neither.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on December 24, 2015, 07:50:45 pm
from today's Christmas eve ride...

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/A19CB778-C050-488F-8E32-DBC8AB4F701F_zpsxgjqzeec.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on December 26, 2015, 02:54:02 pm
Thanks for your responses.  My wife bought me a new TT bike for Christmas and Im stoked to get recovered and ride it.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on December 26, 2015, 04:58:29 pm
from today's Christmas eve ride...

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/A19CB778-C050-488F-8E32-DBC8AB4F701F_zpsxgjqzeec.jpg)

Beautiful, John!  I think i may be taking a trip to Carlsbad in February and if so, Id love to meet up with you
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on December 26, 2015, 07:59:16 pm
Beautiful, John!  I think i may be taking a trip to Carlsbad in February and if so, Id love to meet up with you

You bet... Sent me a PM if things work out, I'll be around.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on December 29, 2015, 10:30:00 am
I got released from my Dr yesterday to begin cycling on the trainer!  I can begin cycling again on January 13.  I'm stoked!!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Outoftownhog on December 29, 2015, 02:39:11 pm
Got an Elite trainer for Christmas can't wait to try it out
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on December 29, 2015, 04:28:59 pm
Got an Elite trainer for Christmas can't wait to try it out


+1

I'm sincerely jealous of those that are training via an indoor trainer. I have a Cyclops Fluid2 trainer and don't use it as much as I should. Thankfully my gym offers "performance" spin classes focused on winter training for cyclists. If it did not I imagine I'd use the trainer more, but I wouldn't like it! Ha! I need the motivation from our instructor and the expectation from my peers to show-up for class.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Outoftownhog on December 29, 2015, 08:22:35 pm
Rode a little tonight it will take some time getting use to but I think I'm going to like it
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on December 30, 2015, 09:28:51 am
Got an Elite trainer for Christmas can't wait to try it out

Awesome!  I have one that I have not been able to use much, yet.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Outoftownhog on December 30, 2015, 08:13:54 pm
Rode tonight and 30 minutes wore me out
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: root_hawg on December 31, 2015, 06:41:35 am
Question guys, my wife wants to start riding for exercise but she wants to ride outdoors, road stuff, any recommendations on bikes for her I should look at?
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hilljack on January 01, 2016, 10:01:34 pm
Question guys, my wife wants to start riding for exercise but she wants to ride outdoors, road stuff, any recommendations on bikes for her I should look at?

What kind of riding is she wanting to get into?  Knowing what her goals/desires will make bike selection easier.  STAY AWAY from big box store bikes, they can be dangerous and uncomfortable.  Best advice is to check out a bunch of local bike shops to figure out what size and type of bike will best suit your needs.  That being said...  Giant/Liv makes an excellent and reasonably priced bike with woman specific geometry.

Good luck with the search.   
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on January 01, 2016, 10:32:31 pm
First ride of 2016 today....felt good to finally be on the bike again after a week of not being able to due to Xmas traveling. The Garmin 520 has been a good device....but anything would be an upgrade from my 500.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: root_hawg on January 02, 2016, 04:27:26 pm
Thx Hill, she wants it to mainly road ride to get back into shape and then perhaps transition back to racing
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on January 02, 2016, 07:56:37 pm
2nd ride of 2016 took my legs...they're wasted. Nobody else in our usual b-group showed today for our club ride, so I got stuck w/ the a-group. Ugh. As if a hard ride yesterday and intervals on Thursday wasn't enough for my typical cycling activity. I was hoping today for a nice, steady Z1&2 endurance ride. Double-ugh.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on January 03, 2016, 11:34:36 am
Did an Indoor tri today at my gym. It was fun to do, though I'm sure a real triathlete would scoff.

"Swim" --
1/2 of our heat was walking in the pool, so I didn't feel like such a wuss. But that is hard on the feet! I'd like to look into some swim lessons, I think. That's a life skill I need to have anyway.

Bike --
The bike was comfortable for me, obviously, though I only finished 2nd in my heat. I went hard, given the previous 3 hard days prior to today.

Run --
I had a goal to run 1/2 of the 20 minutes on the treadmill, which I did. My run pace was 5.8, but my walk pace was slow at 3.5. In hindsight I should have run 60-70% of the 20 minutes instead of 50%.

Much respect to real triathletes!!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on January 03, 2016, 02:56:43 pm
Did an Indoor tri today at my gym. It was fun to do, though I'm sure a real triathlete would scoff.

"Swim" --
1/2 of our heat was walking in the pool, so I didn't feel like such a wuss. But that is hard on the feet! I'd like to look into some swim lessons, I think. That's a life skill I need to have anyway.

Bike --
The bike was comfortable for me, obviously, though I only finished 2nd in my heat. I went hard, given the previous 3 hard days prior to today.

Run --
I had a goal to run 1/2 of the 20 minutes on the treadmill, which I did. My run pace was 5.8, but my walk pace was slow at 3.5. In hindsight I should have run 60-70% of the 20 minutes instead of 50%.

Much respect to real triathletes!!

Great job McKdaddy! Do you plan to do an outdoor tri this year?  If you live here in Ar, there is an annual tri event in Russellville on July 4th.   Super low key, there aren't even any bib numbers issued.  Basically, its a short practice that raises money for local non profit. 
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on January 03, 2016, 07:14:09 pm
Great job McKdaddy! Do you plan to do an outdoor tri this year?  If you live here in Ar, there is an annual tri event in Russellville on July 4th.   Super low key, there aren't even any bib numbers issued.  Basically, its a short practice that raises money for local non profit. 

I don't know, HP. I think I'd like to try a short Tri in the Tulsa area. But I feel like I'm still a newb in cycling and should continue to focus on improvements there with what limited times I have to train, rather than spreading my available training times amongst swimming and running also. We'll see.

I have reached out to my gym regarding some swim lessons, since that is a life skill that I should be better at regardless. To date, my "swimming ability" would be a freestyle stroke while holding my breath over a short distance when racing the kids across the pool....but I don't have down the bilateral breathing thing w/ the freestyle stroke. So I'd like some lessons to help me learn that and refine my freestyle technique, which I'm sure is pretty poor.

Once that is done I could begin to incorporate swimming into my gym routine, then go from there on whether or not I want to actually do a Tri.

Thanks for the Russellville heads-up.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on January 04, 2016, 09:26:53 pm
Got a new ride for Christmas! :)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: DeltaBoy on January 07, 2016, 10:02:10 am
Bike Riding is always good.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on January 07, 2016, 10:17:42 am
Bike Riding is always good.

^^^^^

A buddy and I try to ride weekly on Sunday mornings at 6am.  Yeah, that's early, which is good in the summer but sucks in the colder times of the year.  We meet so early b/c it gives us ample time to ride 28 miles, eat breakfast w/ our families, get ready for and make it to church on time.  I'm an early riser but don't like being so cold that early in the morning.  But to Delta's point, once I'm out there and the body warms up a bit, I'm happy to be on the bike.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on January 07, 2016, 11:30:39 am
^^^^^

A buddy and I try to ride weekly on Sunday mornings at 6am.  Yeah, that's early, which is good in the summer but sucks in the colder times of the year.  We meet so early b/c it gives us ample time to ride 28 miles, eat breakfast w/ our families, get ready for and make it to church on time.  I'm an early riser but don't like being so cold that early in the morning.  But to Delta's point, once I'm out there and the body warms up a bit, I'm happy to be on the bike.

Ha I wrecked yesterday, ripping my hydration pack and one of my gloves, and skinning up my right knee, right elbow and bruising my right shoulder.

Guess what, I can't wait to get back out there this weekend!

And yes I ate paint chips as a kid... :P
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on January 07, 2016, 02:49:53 pm
Ha I wrecked yesterday, ripping my hydration pack and one of my gloves, and skinning up my right knee, right elbow and bruising my right shoulder.

Guess what, I can't wait to get back out there this weekend!

And yes I ate paint chips as a kid... :P

Thatta boy!  +1
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: porkbellys on January 07, 2016, 05:38:40 pm
is cycling good/bad for arthritic hips?
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on January 07, 2016, 07:28:11 pm
Got a new ride for Christmas! :)

nice
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on January 07, 2016, 07:31:26 pm
is cycling good/bad for arthritic hips?

from my understanding it could be good.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on January 08, 2016, 10:18:19 am
Sweet bike!!  Mine just came in yesterday and am waiting on the wheels.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on January 08, 2016, 10:46:48 am
Sweet bike!!  Mine just came in yesterday and am waiting on the wheels.

Looks awesome, and super light!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: DeltaBoy on January 08, 2016, 11:04:05 am
Ha I wrecked yesterday, ripping my hydration pack and one of my gloves, and skinning up my right knee, right elbow and bruising my right shoulder.

Guess what, I can't wait to get back out there this weekend!

And yes I ate paint chips as a kid... :P

Prayers sent.  And Becareful out there.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on January 08, 2016, 11:06:28 am
Sweet bike!!  Mine just came in yesterday and am waiting on the wheels.

You skinny bastage!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: DeltaBoy on January 08, 2016, 11:13:37 am
I ride an ole school Peugeot 10 speed from the late 1970's. I going to get a tube Sat morning and get that beast back on the road. 
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on January 08, 2016, 12:11:51 pm
Prayers sent.  And Becareful out there.

Thanks buddy and be careful indeed.

My brother broke his neck out riding with me a month ago. Fractured C7, bruised ribs and shoulder. Luckily no permanent damage but he's gotta be in a neck brace for 8 weeks and will likely be off the bike til March.

We ride hard and we ride aggressive but he made a stupid mistake, riding over his head too soon, and it cost him so everybody yes please be careful, myself included.

Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on January 09, 2016, 10:30:55 am
Prayers sent.  And Becareful out there.

You skinny bastage!

Ha!  Thats a good friend of mine that I ride with.  Im 6'2 193 right now....
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on January 09, 2016, 11:27:01 am
Ha!  Thats a good friend of mine that I ride with.  Im 6'2 193 right now....

Ha, I've shed some pounds since I started riding in March 2014, but I'm still one of the bigger guys in our club. My next goal is 190, and hopefully to 180 (eventually). I like food too damn much.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on January 09, 2016, 01:09:06 pm
Ha, I've shed some pounds since I started riding in March 2014, but I'm still one of the bigger guys in our club. My next goal is 190, and hopefully to 180 (eventually). I like food too damn much.

I'm tipping the scales at 210 these days riding a 30lb. 160mm "all mountain" bike and keeping up with 160lb. XC riders on carbon bikes sucks, well uphill at least.

Now downhill, yeah they can't even keep sight of me. :)

It's a compromise I'm happy to live with though because I live for the downhills!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on January 09, 2016, 06:23:11 pm
I'm tipping the scales at 210 these days riding a 30lb. 160mm "all mountain" bike and keeping up with 160lb. XC riders on carbon bikes sucks, well uphill at least.

Now downhill, yeah they can't even keep sight of me. :)

It's a compromise I'm happy to live with though because I live for the downhills!

Dude you are beast mode!!  I just got into cycling last June, I've been a runner since 1994.  I thought i could easily transition into cycling, BUT not!!

Keep it up!  Im running in the New Orleans 1/2 marathon February 28 with a goal of 1:40:00.  Running is my strength and considering my first half iron man in October.  Still have time to decide.  Will post my run on Friday next.  I had hernia surgery Dec. 18th so this was my first "hard" run.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on January 09, 2016, 06:30:59 pm
I pressed pretty good and feeling it today.  Running 7 in the morning, although its supposed to be 22 degrees here. ::)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on January 09, 2016, 08:17:47 pm
Dude you are beast mode!!  I just got into cycling last June, I've been a runner since 1994.  I thought i could easily transition into cycling, BUT not!!

Keep it up!  Im running in the New Orleans 1/2 marathon February 28 with a goal of 1:40:00.  Running is my strength and considering my first half iron man in October.  Still have time to decide.  Will post my run on Friday next.  I had hernia surgery Dec. 18th so this was my first "hard" run.

Thanks man but I should prob say "trying" to keep up with guys on XC carbon bikes.  :)

I don't ride with XC guys a lot since most of the stuff I enjoy is more downhill oriented but I will from time to time. It's pretty much an understanding that I'm not gonna beat them on the climb and they're not gonna beat me on the descent.

I don't mind climbing though it's just a different mentality. Most XC guys conserve a bit on the downs and murder it on the ups whereas I usually conserve a bit on the ups and drop the hammer on the descents. Just different strokes.

As far as running and biking yeah there's not a lot of crossover fitness wise. Of course they both develop aerobic capacity but I've found neither prepares my legs for the other so much. Riding shape to me is a different kind of shape than running or even gym shape at least that's been my experience.

That's a nice time on your run too. 7 mile pace over 3 miles is a good steady pace.

Good job and yeah it's freezing here too!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on January 09, 2016, 09:52:41 pm
Here are a few pic's from my 52 miler this morning.

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/1055056A-4C1E-4638-8BC8-1DB4EB5D364D_zpsji5tvb1e.jpg)

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/9697326C-3A64-479C-B425-1A041314B888_zpsej43zmmb.jpg)

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/13D8B6ED-B168-4EB9-9829-27908B2AEEF9_zpsj2y0xahd.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on January 15, 2016, 08:31:06 pm
Frist day that I could cycle again after surgery.  It was windy here and got in 22 miles.  Looking forward to getting my legs back.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on January 15, 2016, 09:34:15 pm
Frist day that I could cycle again after surgery.  It was windy here and got in 22 miles.  Looking forward to getting my legs back.

Good news
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on January 16, 2016, 10:23:14 pm
Did a short 24 today.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on February 02, 2016, 01:03:37 pm
Nice weekend of riding we just had at the end of January.  Shedding layers so fast it just messes you up.

Young Life cycling club in Tulsa will be having its annual cycling "training camp" in Fayetteville, Feb 26-28, staying at Mt Sequoyah Retreat & Conf Center.  I'm looking forward to it.  The only downside is the majority of the attendees are A-group speed cyclists; whereas, I'm a B-group cyclist, and not many other B-group'ers ever attend this training.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on February 13, 2016, 10:12:03 am
Got my Christmas gift in today!  Looking forward to riding this weekend.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on February 13, 2016, 11:27:53 am
Got my Christmas gift in today!  Looking forward to riding this weekend.


Sweet ride!


I've been putting in more miles as of late myself.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on February 13, 2016, 05:52:52 pm

Sweet ride!


I've been putting in more miles as of late myself.

Thanks!  I rode 34 yesterday on it and I have to get used to the down position.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on February 13, 2016, 05:56:43 pm
I know this is a cycling thread but Im training for an Ironman 70.3 this year.  I raced in the Freezing' for a Reason and finished 3rd overall and 1st in my age group last weekend.  Ran a 6:28 5k.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on February 13, 2016, 05:57:42 pm
Can someone tell me how to post pics that are "upright"?
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on February 13, 2016, 09:23:13 pm
Can someone tell me how to post pics that are "upright"?


it's the way your holding your iPhone you have to turn it when taken the pic or save it to your pc, rotate it save it again, then upload.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on February 14, 2016, 08:45:13 am
I know this is a cycling thread but Im training for an Ironman 70.3 this year.  I raced in the Freezing' for a Reason and finished 3rd overall and 1st in my age group last weekend.  Ran a 6:28 5k.

You did very well in the race. Congrats!!  And congrats on the new ride!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on February 14, 2016, 01:47:48 pm
it's the way your holding your iPhone you have to turn it when taken the pic or save it to your pc, rotate it save it again, then upload.

Thank you sir!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on February 14, 2016, 01:49:03 pm
You did very well in the race. Congrats!!  And congrats on the new ride!

Thanks man!  Ran 11 this morning getting ready for Rock n Roll in 2 weeks.  Going down to Nola for 1/2 marathon.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on February 15, 2016, 03:32:46 pm
Got 62 miles in today... here are few shots from the road,

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/675FA77D-5269-4F45-8A52-06F33F3FE32E_zpsk11tuenj.jpg)

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/3E9BD25F-D7F3-4767-B3AB-7EEDC98E9690_zpsqmu7qjjq.jpg)

Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on February 15, 2016, 03:34:15 pm
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/0A85D7AF-DD92-4D6E-88EA-AAA9BDA1BE97_zpszhzusbnp.jpg)

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/335C3140-7D37-4942-88AA-B3F60A8F32A2_zpsacyd1dkm.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hog.goblin on February 15, 2016, 08:59:39 pm
looks too damn hot other there for February.  give me snow!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on February 25, 2016, 07:22:07 pm
"Training camp" this weekend in Fay. I'll get more climbing in this weekend than in a month of riding in Tulsa. Yay??
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on February 25, 2016, 08:52:32 pm
"Training camp" this weekend in Fay. I'll get more climbing in this weekend than in a month of riding in Tulsa. Yay??

We have a few hills out here in our San Diego back roads.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on February 27, 2016, 03:28:41 pm
"Training camp" this weekend in Fay. I'll get more climbing in this weekend than in a month of riding in Tulsa. Yay??

Really enjoying the rides in the Fay area. Good landscape with varied elevation to provide something for everyone on each ride.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on February 28, 2016, 02:10:07 pm
Everyone wants to come back to Fay next year for training camp. My Sequoyah served our needs well for this annual group outing of fellowship and riding, except the end of each ride, having to go up Maple, then Assembly, to get to our lodging at Mt Sequoyah. Assembly wasn't a bad finish, but the last part of Maple wasn't as kind.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on March 02, 2016, 11:48:35 am
Everyone wants to come back to Fay next year for training camp. My Sequoyah served our needs well for this annual group outing of fellowship and riding, except the end of each ride, having to go up Maple, then Assembly, to get to our lodging at Mt Sequoyah. Assembly wasn't a bad finish, but the last part of Maple wasn't as kind.

Riding Mt. Sequoyah is rough on mountain bikes too.

The descent is super fun but the climb is a bear at times.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Flying Razorback on March 03, 2016, 06:55:01 pm
Has anyone here done a duathlon?  Run-bike-run? 

Anyone doing the Iron Pig Duathlon in Fayetteville at the end of March?  I'm getting back in to riding, thinking about doing it to see if I like the event and if it's something I'd like to pursue.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on March 09, 2016, 09:57:38 am
Has anyone here done a duathlon?  Run-bike-run? 

Anyone doing the Iron Pig Duathlon in Fayetteville at the end of March?  I'm getting back in to riding, thinking about doing it to see if I like the event and if it's something I'd like to pursue.

I haven't done a duathlon but have completed several Triathlons.  Love them, in fact I'm training for my first ironman 70.3 later this year.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: DeltaBoy on April 13, 2016, 10:08:06 am
Getting Tri focals and hitting the DR and Dentist during Spring break left me with no fix the bike money. 
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on May 18, 2016, 08:18:28 am
So it finally happened. Major crash!

Broke my collarbone smooth in half and had to get it platted with 8 screws in surgery. Looking at 12 weeks recovery.  :(

Anyone had this happen before?
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on May 18, 2016, 10:47:02 am
So it finally happened. Major crash!

Broke my collarbone smooth in half and had to get it platted with 8 screws in surgery. Looking at 12 weeks recovery.  :(

Anyone had this happen before?


It's not a matter of if but when for those of that haven't yet crashed, so I hate to hear of crashes to anyone (shudder).  God speed to your recovery, HK.

Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 18, 2016, 07:08:48 pm
So it finally happened. Major crash!

Broke my collarbone smooth in half and had to get it platted with 8 screws in surgery. Looking at 12 weeks recovery.  :(

Anyone had this happen before?

Go back to page two of this thread and you'll see my broken collarbone. it wasn't smooth either. I got a plate and 11 screws. I took the spill on April 25th and was back riding by May 30th... so about 5 1/2 weeks.
 8)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Hogsmo Kramer on May 19, 2016, 11:13:38 am
Just looked at it and that's almost exactly what mine looked like.

The doc called it a Z fracture with the bone broke in two overlapping and a fragment between them barely hanging on making it look like a Z. 

He said 12 weeks which seemed kind of lengthy to me but I mountain bike so he may be thinking about the jarring I'll encounter on the trails.

Hopefully I'll be back sooner because I'm already losing it sitting still.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: Darren DeLoach (semohawg) on May 19, 2016, 02:32:26 pm
What are the best trainers (bikes) that you guy's have used? Recovering from a burst fascia, and longing to do some serious work. But can't do much that is explosive for quite a while, and running is done for atleast 3 months.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 23, 2016, 09:52:46 pm
What are the best trainers (bikes) that you guy's have used? Recovering from a burst fascia, and longing to do some serious work. But can't do much that is explosive for quite a while, and running is done for atleast 3 months.

you may need something like a recumbent bike.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 04, 2016, 06:28:21 pm
Tulsa Tough starts this coming Friday-Sunday.

http://www.thetulsavoice.com/June-A-2016/Tough-luck/
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on June 12, 2016, 08:12:42 pm
Out for Sunday ride....

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/EFA380F1-34D6-43D1-8C82-89B7BD892DEF_zpsflyug8nh.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: nationwish on June 12, 2016, 08:36:57 pm
Tulsa Tough starts this coming Friday-Sunday.

http://www.thetulsavoice.com/June-A-2016/Tough-luck/

Just went to Cry Baby Hill for the first time today. I didn't think Oklahomans would let that kinda stuff happen in public...
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on June 12, 2016, 09:21:40 pm
Just went to Cry Baby Hill for the first time today. I didn't think Oklahomans would let that kinda stuff happen in public...


It's been a wild scene for 11 years...a self-fulfilling prophecy based upon the perception that's been established. But always a good time. 3 days of excellent racing + 2 days of well-supported fondos. I'm always a bit sad when TT is over. But riding both days of fondos and attending as much of the crits as possible makes for a tiring weekend.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on June 18, 2016, 11:41:07 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBjda_9Jig4
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on June 18, 2016, 11:50:22 pm
2 weeks and counting...

http://www.letour.com/us/
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 01, 2016, 07:17:25 pm
2 weeks and counting...

http://www.letour.com/us/

starts tomorrow!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 05, 2016, 05:29:14 pm
http://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/36706699

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/onesport/cps/800/cpsprodpb/6EED/production/_90279382_cavendish_tour.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 17, 2016, 01:08:42 am
Stage 15: Bourg-en-Bresse to Culoz, 160km

Back in the mountains!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on July 17, 2016, 04:02:09 pm
Hated to see Pinot withdraw a few days ago, especially w/ the majority of mountain stages here.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 24, 2016, 04:03:58 pm
http://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/36879128

Quote
Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome completes third race victory!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on July 24, 2016, 08:54:08 pm
Look forward to Adam Yates' career.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on October 02, 2016, 05:14:00 pm
Anybody do the 128 miler?    ;)

http://www.bandedsuffering.com/
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on December 18, 2016, 10:39:44 am
Yesterday's ride was tough, 30-degrees and raining. Rule #9, for sure, but I was running out of rule #5.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on December 18, 2016, 10:56:01 am
Yesterday's ride was tough, 30-degrees and raining. Rule #9, for sure, but I was running out of rule #5.

just the temp is tough, but that rain... OUCH.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on December 19, 2016, 09:12:55 am
Admittedly I had some motivation to try out my new gore-tex cycling jacket.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on December 19, 2016, 07:31:44 pm
Admittedly I had some motivation to try out my new gore-tex cycling jacket.

gore-tex?  ;)

Good stuff there.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on December 19, 2016, 09:42:54 pm
gore-tex?  ;)

Good stuff there.

The majority of us on HV don't have the pleasure of riding in sunny Cali as you and thus have to gear-up!!!

I used to wear a Gore Windstopper jacket, which was  great for fighting the wind and cold, but let water in during heavier rains or long rides when sprinkling/misting out. However, we ride enough in the rain that I wanted to upgrade to one of their gore-tex jackets to stay equally warm and dry. It's got my endorsement.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on December 19, 2016, 09:55:40 pm
Indoor trainer for me.  I enjoy running in this weather but just can't cycle in it
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on December 19, 2016, 10:11:12 pm
Indoor trainer for me.  I enjoy running in this weather but just can't cycle in it


Understood. I envy those that are willing to put in long indoor trainer work.  While we were riding outside Saturday, two of our buddies spent the same 2.5 hours inside on the trainers. I just don't have it in me.

I'll do one day per week of interval work inside, but those sessions usually only last 37-45-minutes.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on December 19, 2016, 11:18:52 pm
The majority of us on HV don't have the pleasure of riding in sunny Cali as you and thus have to gear-up!!!


 8)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hog.goblin on December 20, 2016, 12:23:05 pm
8)

The majority of us on HV don't have the pleasure of riding in sunny Cali as you and thus have to gear-up!!!

I used to wear a Gore Windstopper jacket, which was  great for fighting the wind and cold, but let water in during heavier rains or long rides when sprinkling/misting out. However, we ride enough in the rain that I wanted to upgrade to one of their gore-tex jackets to stay equally warm and dry. It's got my endorsement.

Trust me, he'd be out there in 20 degree weather!  I'm more of a 40 - 65 degree guy.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on December 20, 2016, 02:23:30 pm
Trust me, he'd be out there in 20 degree weather!  I'm more of a 40 - 65 degree guy.

40 to 65 is doable.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on March 29, 2017, 08:43:08 pm
33 mile loop out to the beach today...

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/20170329_165249_zpsdeudagjr.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on March 29, 2017, 08:44:12 pm
nice temp... as you can tell folks are out in San Diego...

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/20170329_165245_zpsjclzxqsz.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on March 30, 2017, 01:19:34 pm
+1
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on March 30, 2017, 02:18:42 pm
Im jealous. I rode this morning in the cold and it was windy too.   :'(
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on March 30, 2017, 10:39:21 pm
Im jealous. I rode this morning in the cold and it was windy too.   :'(

 ;D

Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 19, 2017, 04:32:43 pm
Good day to ride this Friday...


(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/20170519_093143_zpsjua4omip.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 19, 2017, 04:33:45 pm
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/20170519_093522_zpstbkwy5fb.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/smrunner2011/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170519_093522_zpstbkwy5fb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on May 19, 2017, 09:43:16 pm
Hawgrunner, I'll be in SD for a week in September, 8th-14th.  I'd like to get some rides in during the 3 days the wife is in her conference, which will be the 11th-13th.  Our hotel provides bikes, but I imagine they are basic, single speed cruisers.  I'll do some googling, but would you happen to know any shops that rent higher-end bikes?
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on May 19, 2017, 10:00:18 pm
Never mind, I see a couple of shops that will rent carbon ultegra road bikes. Only 1 of them will deliver to my hotel, so that'll be the one I'll make reservations with -- The Bike Revolution shop.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 20, 2017, 05:18:31 pm
Never mind, I see a couple of shops that will rent carbon ultegra road bikes. Only 1 of them will deliver to my hotel, so that'll be the one I'll make reservations with -- The Bike Revolution shop.

Nice... now you'll get some of those 101 coastal rides in.

Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on May 20, 2017, 10:45:10 pm
Nice... now you'll get some of those 101 coastal rides in.



Cannot.  Wait. !!!!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 23, 2017, 09:23:04 am
Cannot.  Wait. !!!!

What's your average distance in a ride?
I should be able to help you plan some routes....
(how's your climbing?)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on May 23, 2017, 01:17:11 pm
What's your average distance in a ride?
I should be able to help you plan some routes....
(how's your climbing?)


Average distance in 2017 is 32.

My climbing is good for someone living in Oklahoma, ha/ha.  To expound, I'm a "b-group" rider in my cycling club in terms of speed -- I average about 16 mph over the course of a year's rides.  For a b-group rider I'm fairly strong on hills and enjoy the challenge (but when I occasionally tuck-in w/ the a-group, the hills are where I get dropped by them).
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 23, 2017, 08:18:02 pm
Last 4 Weeks from my strava data   
Avg Rides per Week =  3
Avg Distance / Week =   61 mi
Avg Time / Week   =  4h 15m
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on May 23, 2017, 09:33:09 pm
We are similar in terms of rides. May usually begins the time of year where I can get an extra ride in during a weeknight after work, but so far May has been consumed by my son's baseball.

Last 4 Weeks   
Avg Rides / Week   2
Avg Distance / Week   69 mi
Avg Time / Week   4h 17m
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on May 23, 2017, 09:42:45 pm
I appreciate the route suggestions, HR.

Tulsa Tough is in 2.5 weeks. Those living in NWA or closer really should participate.....one of the best cycling events in this part of the country. The organizers changed the routes last year to incorporate more climbing, so the "tough" part has been accentuated.

Riding in Colorado in 3 weeks. Won't ride as much as I'd like unfortunately b/c it is a family vacation (I'm the only cyclist in my fam of 4) and the wife will have us busy each day w/ typical CO family summer activities. I can usually only get in 2-3 rides in the 8 days whe usually are there.  I long to take a trip there by myself or with some cycling buddies and simply ride.

Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 23, 2017, 11:40:48 pm
That "Tulsa Tough" looks fun.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on May 29, 2017, 09:05:59 pm
That "Tulsa Tough" looks fun.

It is. When you finish the Sat and/or Sun fondos, crit racing is occurring while you are at the food tent. The food tents are situated in a way where you can watch the races while eating/resting from your fondo. Crit racing is Fri night, Saturday, and Sunday. A really good weekend of all things cycling. I'm really proud of this event for little 'ol Tulsa.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 30, 2017, 12:07:54 am
From today's 58 miler, just north of Camp Pendleton...

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170529_154051_445_zpsbfe0zn1v.jpg)



(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170529_154051_452_zpszd6ohpmt.jpg)

Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on June 08, 2017, 02:07:22 pm
From today's 58 miler, just north of Camp Pendleton...

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170529_154051_445_zpsbfe0zn1v.jpg)



(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y464/smrunner2011/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170529_154051_452_zpszd6ohpmt.jpg)




Sweet!  Very nice view
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on July 19, 2017, 01:01:46 am
https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/2017/07/18/fayetteville-city-council-recap-july-18-2017/

Quote
3. Walton Family Foundation Grant Agreement (Details): A resolution to thank the Walton Family Foundation, to approve the grant agreement with the Walton Family Foundation in the amount of up to $1,361,428.00 as a 50/50 matching grant for the construction of a model two-way cycle track along Old Wire Road and to approve a budget adjustment.
Ė Pass 8-0

NOTES: The grant funds will be used for the construction of a cycle track along Old Wire Road between Ash Street and Gulley Park. The money will also pay for bicycle signals at Township Street, safety markings at other intersections, a concrete buffer between the street and the cycle track, and other elements.
Chris Brown, city engineer, said the intent is to build a world-class cycle track that can be used as a model for other areas of the city or in other municipalities.

(https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/cycletrack.jpg?x46173)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on September 17, 2017, 03:29:32 pm
Hawgrunner, I'll be in SD for a week in September, 8th-14th.  I'd like to get some rides in during the 3 days the wife is in her conference, which will be the 11th-13th.  Our hotel provides bikes, but I imagine they are basic, single speed cruisers.  I'll do some googling, but would you happen to know any shops that rent higher-end bikes?


Well, now that your done! what's your biggest plus and minus to riding in San Diego?

Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on September 18, 2017, 09:26:19 am

Well, now that your done! what's your biggest plus and minus to riding in San Diego?



Sorry, HR, just now seeing this.

Minuses:
None.  Even trying to be picky, there were simply none.  Why do I say that?......

Pluses:
-- BIKE LANES!!  They weren't everywhere, but there were quite a few on my 2 main routes for the 3 days I rode.  To see and experience them is a great experience when you come from a place that does not have them (though, you have to watch out for people opening their car doors, ha/ha).  There were quite a few bike paths to ride where bike lanes did not exist, such as the north-south Coronado side of the Bayshore Bikeway.  And where there weren't bike lanes or paths, there seemed to be ample shoulders to ride.

-- The steady weather is obviously a plus.  68-70 each morning and highs of only 78-80.  It was nice riding early in the morning without the humidity I have at home in the morning.  Many cyclists I would encounter on my morning rides would have sleeves or a jacket on, but I ate-up the morning temps in my normal summer cycling gear.  It was windy at times, but less than I experience at home, so that too was a blessing.

-- On the Bayshore Bikeway, a portion of it passes along some US Naval shipbuilding.  I had no idea so much shipbuilding occurred in SD, thinking it was mostly in Norfolk, VA.  Several Naval ships were being constructed, and while my viewpoint was limited I could see some construction occurring which was neat.

-- I knew there was a lot of US Navy ops in SD, but didn't realize just how much.  A better question would be what part of SD does not have a Navy-related activity?  Ha/ha. 

-- Somewhere along the Bikeway, nearby but south of the shipbuilding, the National Anthem would play each morning at 8am.  I would hear it clearly on my bike when on the Bikeway.  We would also hear it faintly from our hotel balcony across the bay on Coronado, at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, on the days I did not ride.

-- Lots of great sites to see on my bike ride/bike tour to Point Loma.  Speaking of which....

-- I'd highly recommend a bike tour w/ Tony Lowery of Bike Ride San Diego....
Tony made sure to meet me at a location near my hotel, which as an out-of-towner I appreciated.  He provides the bike, a helmet, rear blinkie light, carbs, and 2 water bottles, if needed (however I rented a bike for the 3 days I would be riding).  Tony rides at your pace.  He can cater a route to the experience and abilities of the rider.  He also alters a route to meet the rider's interest. For example, I asked to go slightly out of our way twice to see (1) an aircraft carrier a bit closer, and (2) the Tony Gwynn statue at Petco, and Tony immediately obliged.  He provides LOTS of history and stories of San Diego.  Excellent person to have a conversation with about any number of subjects, and a good listener.  The various conversations were a real joy.  Tony plans out local places to break for coffee, snacks, and lunch.  I did not expect all the photos Tony took of me along the ride at neat/scenic places, and he emailed them to me as quickly as 1 day later!  I really appreciated this surprise b/c I always wish I had some photos of my riding but simply do not.  Tony and I had a leisurely time, never feeling rushed or hurried to get to the next place of interest.  He also took me by many, many places I would've never have seen or found on my own, much less the history that goes along w/ these places (and pics of me in front of these great locations & views!).  Bottom line: I feel like Tony provided an outstanding experience, and made sure that I received well more than my money's worth.

-- I'd like to share more but have a conference call at 9:30 cst.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on September 18, 2017, 10:41:55 am
-- We last visited SD in 2004, and visited the USS Midway.  I didn't realize in 2004 that the Midway had just opened as a museum that same year.  I'm a huge fan of history but we were in and out fairly quickly.  For my 2nd trip to SD I wanted to visit it again since I had heard it had been enhanced over the years.  Man, it was great!  I planned on being there 2 hours but spent almost 4 hours aboard.  I devoured every inch of the vessel that was available, including the plethora of planes and choppers on the flight deck.  Loved understanding better how the different aspects of the crew & tasks work together to make these floating cities function at a high level.

-- Did not know there is a Russian sub in SD, moored right behind the Star of India ship.  I did not get to it but would've been interesting.

-- So many pretty marinas to see.  I took way too many pics of them.

-- I rode the Coronado Ferry each day that I did the Bikeway ride.  I'd grab a coffee at a nearby shop, hop aboard the ferry w/ my bike, and let the world melt away.  Okay, that's only partially true.  The first ferry ride I was snapping pics left-and-rigth of downtown SD, sailboats, modern aircraft carriers, the Midway carrier, etc.  The 2nd ferry ride was the chill version.

-- Back to the Point Loma ride for a moment....what a great ride!  So many things to see.  We also visited it in 2004 (I wasn't a cyclist then), so we simply drove to the monument, looked around, took some pics, and back to Hotel Del.  This time Tony made sure I stopped to smell the many proverbial roses.  The military cemetery up there looks great against the backdrop of the bay and ocean, and its orderly lined headstones.  We rode down to the tide pools (which meant we had to ride back up, ha/ha).  Loved the military history provided at Point Loma.  Beautiful Coast Guard station there.

-- On the way to Point Loma, Tony took me out to ride along the southern portion, I believe of Mission Bay and the SD River.  We rode along the beaches south of there heading to Point Loma and explored that extremely long, long pier.  Wow, it was long!  Then we zigged through several hilly neighborhoods toward Point Loma, which at times provided great views of the bay to the east or the ocean to the west.  Lots of beautiful homes with views.

-- A peaceful, pretty part of the Bikeway was the stretch when I would arrive near Hotel Del and would be proceeding north/northeast towards the Coronado bridge and eventually the Coronado Ferry.  Pretty homes, a simple but pretty golf course, an exquisitely beautiful marina building, a pretty park, then you pass under the Coronado bridge, another pretty park, more marinas....towards the Coronado Ferry.  That short stretch, 1.5-2 miles, was a gem.

Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on September 18, 2017, 07:00:21 pm

Pluses:
-- BIKE LANES!!  They weren't everywhere, but there were quite a few on my 2 main routes for the 3 days I rode.  To see and experience them is a great experience when you come from a place that does not have them (though, you have to watch out for people opening their car doors, ha/ha).  There were quite a few bike paths to ride where bike lanes did not exist, such as the north-south Coronado side of the Bayshore Bikeway.  And where there weren't bike lanes or paths, there seemed to be ample shoulders to ride.


That is one thing that we have for sure.


-- The steady weather is obviously a plus.  68-70 each morning and highs of only 78-80.  It was nice riding early in the morning without the humidity I have at home in the morning.  Many cyclists I would encounter on my morning rides would have sleeves or a jacket on, but I ate-up the morning temps in my normal summer cycling gear.  It was windy at times, but less than I experience at home, so that too was a blessing.

Plus this is a nice one to have too.

Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on September 20, 2017, 10:41:33 am
I want to post some pics when I have time.  Great to bike in your region of the world, HR.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on January 14, 2018, 12:01:49 am
It was 80 degree and sunny here in San Diego today, got in a quick 15 miles at lunch.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on January 14, 2018, 07:05:16 pm
Was not 80 during my ride today in Tulsa   >:(
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on January 14, 2018, 07:46:58 pm
Was not 80 during my ride today in Tulsa   >:(

(http://www.natooke.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/sweaty.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on February 08, 2018, 09:30:18 am
We have our annual "training camp" coming up March 2-4 in Fayetteville.  We call it a training camp, but in Tulsa we can pretty much ride year-round, so it's an excuse for guys to make a roadie for some fellowship and riding in hillier terrain than we get in Tulsa.  We stay at the Mt Sequoyah lodge in Fayetteville, and ride out from there.

We'll all ride Friday afternoon, Sat morning, and Sunday morning.  The stronger guys -- not me -- will ride again after lunch Saturday.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on February 08, 2018, 07:55:00 pm
We have our annual "training camp" coming up March 2-4 in Fayetteville.  We call it a training camp, but in Tulsa we can pretty much ride year-round, so it's an excuse for guys to make a roadie for some fellowship and riding in hillier terrain than we get in Tulsa.  We stay at the Mt Sequoyah lodge in Fayetteville, and ride out from there.

We'll all ride Friday afternoon, Sat morning, and Sunday morning.  The stronger guys -- not me -- will ride again after lunch Saturday.

I ride year round too!  8)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on February 09, 2018, 07:06:01 am
I ride year round too!  8)


How do I use the ďignoreĒ feature?
 ;)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: HawgPilot on February 16, 2018, 10:36:52 pm
Selling my Parlee TT if anyone is interested.  I'm keeping my road bike but this needs to be ridden.  Asking $5000 if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 08, 2018, 08:41:38 pm
Iím interested in replacing my 520 w/ the Element. But it appears there is no auto-sync/transfer of data to Garmin Connect (where I maintain all cycling/non-cycling workout data) from the Element or Wahooís app, though there used to be.

I like to keep things relatively simple, like having auto-sync. Anyone have feedback on transferring data from rides w/ the Element to GC?
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on April 09, 2018, 02:00:35 pm
Iím interested in replacing my 520 w/ the Element. But it appears there is no auto-sync/transfer of data to Garmin Connect (where I maintain all cycling/non-cycling workout data) from the Element or Wahooís app, though there used to be.

I like to keep things relatively simple, like having auto-sync. Anyone have feedback on transferring data from rides w/ the Element to GC?

Can you have it sync to Strava then have your Strava linked to GC?
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 09, 2018, 03:52:28 pm
Can you have it sync to Strava then have your Strava linked to GC?


That should work. But what data quality would I get on GC syncs from Strava? I ask b/c I consider GC to be my correct data. It is my hub for all workout data.

 However, data sent to Strava tends to be 0.1 to 0.2 mph slower than what my Garmin device records (not always slower, but slower moreso than the same mph or higher...almost never higher mph). But Thursday night of last week took the cake....my Garmin 520 had me at 18.0, which when synced over as 17.6!!

Lord knows how much my data might get twisted around as it goes from the Element to Strava then to GC.

Thanks for the suggestion, HR.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on April 10, 2018, 05:21:11 pm
why not get a newer Garmin like the 800 series....
I love my Edge 800.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 10, 2018, 06:53:04 pm
I liken Garmin to the early days of the iPhone....it was way ahead of everyone else for a few years, but recently the others are the ones innovating more and bringing new things to phones (generally speaking). I say that as one who likes each of the Garmin workout/gps watches Iíve owned (including my current one) and each cycling device. But over the last 2 years Garmin is now the one playing catch-up and Iím interested in exploring other brands.

Iím not for sure going to change brands, but others out there are doing more interesting things that Garmin has to copy.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 10, 2018, 06:57:17 pm
The 520 isnít exactly old. The 500 was the oldest one of the 500 series (came out many moons ago), the 510 is also many years  old (but was considered innovative at the time due to it being touch-based). The 520 only came out 2 years ago and for reasons that escapes me is still considered amongst the best devices on the market.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 10, 2018, 07:00:49 pm
As for updating to another Garmin, their cycling lineup looks like it is way overdue an overhaul. Theyíve had the same or similer appearance & form-feel in the 500 & 800 series since the 510 came out. Garmin overhauled its watches last year, so I think the cycling devices should be on their radar. I donít want to commit to a new Garmin if a change is coming to catch-up w/ the competition.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on April 10, 2018, 08:16:27 pm
As for updating to another Garmin, their cycling lineup looks like it is way overdue an overhaul. Theyíve had the same or similer appearance & form-feel in the 500 & 800 series since the 510 came out. Garmin overhauled its watches last year, so I think the cycling devices should be on their radar. I donít want to commit to a new Garmin if a change is coming to catch-up w/ the competition.

Good point...


check this out...(if you haven't already reviewed it)
https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/07/best-bike-gps-2017-garmin-wahoo.html
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 11, 2018, 06:36:54 am
Good point...


check this out...(if you haven't already reviewed it)
https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/07/best-bike-gps-2017-garmin-wahoo.html

Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 18, 2018, 09:44:48 pm
Not exactly the overhaul I was hoping for ....

http://www.velonews.com/2018/04/news/garmins-got-goodies-new-edge-130-edge-520-plus-varia-radar_463484
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on April 18, 2018, 11:33:34 pm
Not exactly the overhaul I was hoping for ....

http://www.velonews.com/2018/04/news/garmins-got-goodies-new-edge-130-edge-520-plus-varia-radar_463484


I enjoy the Garmin Cycle Map.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 19, 2018, 08:59:20 am
Something I'd like Garmin to incorporate, that I like that other brands do, is to be able to change settings, screen fields, etc. via the app on the phone, rather than having to do so on the Garmin device.  When some buddies showed me last fall how their Lezyne and Wahoo could do that, I fell in love, and wondered why in the hell Garmin wasn't allowing us to do that.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 20, 2018, 06:37:40 am
Something I'd like Garmin to incorporate, that I like that other brands do, is to be able to change settings, screen fields, etc. via the app on the phone, rather than having to do so on the Garmin device.  When some buddies showed me last fall how their Lezyne and Wahoo could do that, I fell in love, and wondered why in the hell Garmin wasn't allowing us to do that.

Also, Iíve been continually disappointed with the Garmin app and the online interface.  Another example where the 800# gorilla only has to give you what he wants to.

/rant

.......maybe
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on April 20, 2018, 03:41:55 pm
Also, Iíve been continually disappointed with the Garmin app and the online interface.  Another example where the 800# gorilla only has to give you what he wants to.

/rant

.......maybe

on-line interface.... you talking about the website?
I don't use the app. so can't say much there,  8)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 20, 2018, 05:31:37 pm
on-line interface.... you talking about the website?
I don't use the app. so can't say much there,  8)

Yes, the site. It could be so much better, particularly route-mapping, something Garmin should excel at. Itís functional and I am able to map out our various club rides for club for the A-, B-, & C-groups, but Garmin should look at the things Map My Ride does well.

Do you really not use the Garmin app, HR? The first thing I do when I hit ďsaveĒ on my device is to open the app to see the data that BTíd over, such as heart rate data & related graph, avg cadence, etc. But Iím a data nerd by trade. Iíve resisted thus far getting a PM b/c that data would REALLY consume my time.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on April 21, 2018, 01:39:04 am
Yes, the site. It could be so much better, particularly route-mapping, something Garmin should excel at. Itís functional and I am able to map out our various club rides for club for the A-, B-, & C-groups, but Garmin should look at the things Map My Ride does well.

Do you really not use the Garmin app, HR? The first thing I do when I hit ďsaveĒ on my device is to open the app to see the data that BTíd over, such as heart rate data & related graph, avg cadence, etc. But Iím a data nerd by trade. Iíve resisted thus far getting a PM b/c that data would REALLY consume my time.

For my Edge 800 I've got all my data right there broken down into 7 pages
page 1 time, speed, distance, time of day,
page 2 Heart Rate, Cadence, Calories, Temp. & Grade.
page 3 avg. Cad, avg HR, avg. speed
page 4 speed, distance avg speed broken down by past mile
page 5 is my map/navigation page
page 6 shows my virtual partner data
page 7 Elevation data page

When mapping a route to upload to the Edge 800 via my usb cable I use "Ride with GPS"
https://ridewithgps.com/
I create my ride then export the file in TCX format.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 21, 2018, 08:33:35 am
Makes sense

Iíve got only 6 pages of data on my device. I prefer to look at the data on the app or online after a ride where I can scroll across particular segments to look at my cadence or speed or HR, and I like to highlight certain parts of a ride to pull out data from it for comparison to a previous time riding that area. The device is good for ďat a glanceĒ after a ride, no doubt.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 21, 2018, 08:34:17 am
What is this usb cable you speak of?   ;)

I map from GC b/c my MB Pro can BT the created route to my 520. A lot of my buddies like Ride w/ GPS. Actually, most seem to use RwGPS.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 21, 2018, 08:54:13 am
I need to be fair and praise Garmin for what theyíve done well. They were the earliest adopter of BT data and map transfers to and from the device, your phone app, computer, etc.. Spotty w/ the 510 (the debut device for BT functionality), but solid w/ those that followed.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 21, 2018, 09:04:41 am
Any additional cyclists on Hogville??  HR, you and I should be mods for this forum, to of course moderate only ourselves, it seems.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on April 21, 2018, 04:59:39 pm
What is this usb cable you speak of?   ;)

My EDGE800 isn't Bluetooth so upload via usb.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 21, 2018, 10:31:10 pm
My EDGE800 isn't Bluetooth so upload via usb.

I know, HR. I know. I thought my winky face gave it away.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on April 21, 2018, 10:46:19 pm
I know, HR. I know. I thought my winky face gave it away.

I was watching baseball today and lost focus!  :)
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 22, 2018, 05:31:42 am
I was watching baseball today and lost focus!  :)

Go Padres!
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on April 23, 2018, 10:18:33 pm
http://www.nwahomepage.com/news/cyclist-hit-car-driver-takes-off-in-fayetteville/1135875901?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_KNWA_-_Northwest_Arkansas_News
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 24, 2018, 08:31:08 am
http://www.nwahomepage.com/news/cyclist-hit-car-driver-takes-off-in-fayetteville/1135875901?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_KNWA_-_Northwest_Arkansas_News

Seems like a daily thing in the news, ugh.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on April 24, 2018, 01:27:28 pm
Seems like a daily thing in the news, ugh.

I'm riding all the time close to cars and trucks but I think in San Diego people are more aware of us with all the riders and bike lanes.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on April 24, 2018, 03:11:56 pm
I'm riding all the time close to cars and trucks but I think in San Diego people are more aware of us with all the riders and bike lanes.

Agreed. I ride annually in CO on vacation. The locals are alert to cyclists, but when I get squeezed or buzzed closely there, itís always by an out of state plate.  >:(
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 14, 2018, 09:14:40 pm
How many miles for Cassette, Chainring and Chain before replacement?
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on May 14, 2018, 09:34:12 pm
Hmm, Iím not sure on the cass & chainring. My honest answer would be when my bike shop tells me it needs to be done b/c I donít know. Iíve owned my bike a bit over 4 years and am on my 3rd of each (the first replacement was to change out the gearing to gain another ring or 2 for climbing, and I did this after a year of ownership, thus the originals were still in good shape). The second change occurred early this spring b/c they were getting worn....so, maybe 3 years in this instance.

Same for the chain, as far as doing so when the shop says it is getting stretched.

#NoHelpAtAll
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 15, 2018, 09:58:37 am
I replaced my chain over the weekend and now getting that slippage when putting a load on the crank, but never replaced that cassette or chainring in 6 years and I put about 2k miles a year in.  :o
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: McKdaddy on May 15, 2018, 03:11:03 pm
never replaced that cassette or chainring in 6 years and I put about 2k miles a year in.  :o


6 years? Time's up, my friend, ha/ha.
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 15, 2018, 06:22:54 pm

6 years? Time's up, my friend, ha/ha.

yep, I have about 14K miles on it.  8)

here's the replacement.
https://www.performancebike.com/shop/shimano-105-cs-5700-10-speed-cassette-50-7938
Title: Re: Cycling
Post by: hawgrunner on May 17, 2018, 07:38:10 pm
As apart of National Bike to Work Week!
We had Bike to Work today here in San Diego, but tomorrow is the day for NWA area, great day to get out and ride.

https://www.bikenwa.org/

Quote
To get you going on Bike to Work Day (5/18), we'll be set up at locations all along the Razorback Greenway from 7-9AM with free coffee & goodies:
Bentonville: Greenway at SE 3rd Street
Rogers: Greenway at Einstein Bros. Bagels
Springdale: Greenway at Phat Tire Bike Shop
Fayetteville: Greenway at Arsaga's at The Depot