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Walter White
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re: tOfficial Cycling Thread
Check out the Facebook group Tri N Sell It. Also, how tall are you?


Pitch To Johnny
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Thanks for both the suggestions. In a tri group right now and see some high quality bikes for 1k and below. Just don't know my size. Gunna get through this first one before pulling the trigger either way.

6'8". Not exactly prototypical for distance


Walter White
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6'8"


Damn, dude

Man, I’d say look for something in the 61-63cm and up range... With being so tall, getting a pro fit could really help you out here being that you’re an outlier in terms of bike size


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crazyLSUstudent
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Since you are so tall I would recommend going to a shop and let them recommend a size to you prior to purchasing something. You are way right on the bell curve for height in the cycling world so finding the right fitting bike could be hard without some help from someone who knows what they are talking about


Pitch To Johnny
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Man, I’d say look for something in the 61-63cm and up range... With being so tall, getting a pro fit could really help you out here being that you’re an outlier in terms of bike size


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Since you are so tall I would recommend going to a shop and let them recommend a size to you prior to purchasing something. You are way right on the bell curve for height in the cycling world so finding the right fitting bike could be hard without some help from someone who knows what they are talking about


Thanks yall. Know it will be pricier but I was thinking the same. Lot of height and weight to put on a frame.


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crazyLSUstudent
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What's y'all Saturday plans tomorrow? Think I am going to get in around 3 hrs of climbing around Austin and then swing into intelligentsia for a latte post ride.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/f36uulE.jpg


Ended up only getting 2.5 hrs in. Wife needed some help so I headed home early. Good little rip though. Form is rounding in nicely.
This post was edited on 6/27 at 8:30 pm


BlackCoffeeKid
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re: tOfficial Cycling Thread
Very casual ride on the Arkansas River Trail with the SO this morning.

Little Rock is a very cool little area for those wondering.
Image: https://i.imgur.com/sL8m6aH.jpg


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TigeRoots
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Decent weekend of riding, got in 18 Friday and another 11 today. Did some strength training yesterday also. The computer is awesome for a data nut like myself. Being able to see HR, candence, etc in real time is legit. Planning to hit the levee for 35-40 tomorrow.

So am I right in that you want to keep the same cadence whether uphill/downhill/wind, etc.? Mine has been around 85 ish @ ~16 MPH. I did some sprinting today around 20-22 and my cadence was about the same, although bigger gear of course.
This post was edited on 6/27 at 11:40 am


Walter White
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Got a nice 30 mile ride in yesterday morning. Felt great and like I could have gone longer, but I pulled a bone head move and forgot my nutrition at home.

I believe you’re correct in that you generally want to keep the same cadence regardless of uphill/downhill, etc. What kind of computer do you have?


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gmrkr5
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i did a 45mi gravel ride saturday and 80mi course recon sunday for a road race next weekend. off day today!


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Jon A thon
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re: tOfficial Cycling Thread
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So am I right in that you want to keep the same cadence whether uphill/downhill/wind, etc.?


Generally that is correct. Most people shoot for ~90 RPM give or take. And there will be a small variance in different conditions.

The real data comes when you get a power meter. When doing a solo ride or time trial type of ride, you really want to keep your power consistent. You keep your cadence ~90 rpm and adjust gearing to maintain that same power output. You start getting into "normalized power" at that point. Normalized power is an algorithm that takes into account any power surges used to get up hills, catch up with a group, etc.. Normalized power will always be higher than your actual average power. Your actual average power is what actually determines how fast you go, but normalized power is a measure of how much exertion you used to go that fast. If your normalized is equal to your actual average power, you were completely efficient and all the exertion you put out went into going fast. So in triathlons and time trials, you really want to keep those numbers as close as possible. Which means maintaining cadence and gearing no matter what the conditions are uphill/downhill/wind/etc.. It's pretty much impossible to be 1 to 1, but it's a goal.


Polar Pop
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re: tOfficial Cycling Thread
Regarding the Zwift rides, Walter White is the only emailed name I have received.


BlackCoffeeKid
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Thanks for the reminder.

You got mail.
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Polar Pop
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Thanks man sent you an add request


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ELLSSUU
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I am a molasses slow newbie. Let me get some skins on the wall some speed and I’ll join y’all before I embarrass myself.


BlackCoffeeKid
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I am a molasses slow newbie. Let me get some skins on the wall some speed and I’ll join y’all before I embarrass myself.

Makes two of us.
Hop on in.


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Polar Pop
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Man dont worry about your output. All rides will be set for the group to stay together no matter if you are going 16 or 23mph


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TigeRoots
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re: tOfficial Cycling Thread
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The real data comes when you get a power meter.


These are my thoughts as well, although I'm kinda lost on which direction to go. As far as get a new crank, send mine off, etc...


gmrkr5
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re: tOfficial Cycling Thread
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These are my thoughts as well, although I'm kinda lost on which direction to go. As far as get a new crank, send mine off, etc...


if you dont want to spend a ton of money, the left-side Stages is probably your best bet. If you want accuracy and are not concerened with price the garmin pedals are probably one of the best.


Jon A thon
Member since May 2019
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re: tOfficial Cycling Thread
When I rode, I had a tri bike and a road bike. Pedals were the best for me. I could switch between bikes in 5 minutes. When I sold a bike and bought a new one, was easy to swap over as well. Very easy to sell them when finished also as any one can use them. No need to have compatible cranks and/or bottom bracket.


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