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  1. tiggere

    leg power question...

    Got a quick question on leg power...why is is that some days I can pedal for ever and still feel really fresh and other days I can pedal for 20 minutes and my legs feel like spaghetti... I did a really hard ride Saturday in some rolling terrain that to me looked like the Alps...it completely...
  2. tiggere

    building up to climbing good...

    ok...here's the scoop...I got my bike last year just after I quit smoking (June 4th, 2007)...rode like hell trying to get ready for a 10 mile TT so I could put forth a maximum effort and finish in under 30 minutes...that was my goal...I did it in 29'-14.72" at 20.6 mph average...thats all fine...
  3. tiggere

    is it all the bike?

    I do understand that weight is a factor and equipment of better quality will help...but just how much...I have a Giant OCR3 with Shimano Sora components and an FSA Vero crank...I did change the tires to a 700x23 with noticable improvements...so I was wonder how much better a high dollar carbon...
  4. tiggere

    computer location...

    Guys the weather here is pretty lousy in the summer...really hot and humid with red zone air indexes usually...if its not then there is a thunderstorm going on...I have set my bike up indoors and was wondering if there is a downside to hooking my cycling comp up to the rear wheel so I can use it...
  5. tiggere

    general cycling question...

    I am new to cycling and have been looking for some local people to ride with...I have found a couple of folks but they mainly ride on the weekends...lately I have been seeing a few folks out riding by themselves while I have been in the car...is there an acceptable way to give them my info or is...
  6. tiggere

    Will new wheels and tires help...

    I have a set of Alexrims DA22 with Kenda Competition Kontender tires on them...its what came stock on the bike...On rides I see most others on more aero wheelsets with much thinner tires...as a new rider will I notice a large enough difference between a good set of wheels and the stock ones to...
  7. tiggere

    Darn proud of myself...

    Been riding for about 3 weeks now...really enjoying myself...I went to a 50k and 100k local club ride this morning and signed up for the 50k route...started out pretty good and started getting a cramp in my calf around the 13 mile mark...got blown out of the back of my group when that...
  8. tiggere

    Joined the "fell over" club today...

    OMG...how embarrassing...I was two blocks from my house after a 15 mile ride(first off I just got my clipless pedals a couple of days ago)...but had done great for the whole ride...stop coming up...unclip...coast to a stop...left foot down...same everytime...get two freaking blocks from my house...
  9. tiggere

    Crank Brothers Pedals...

    Guys (and gals) I'm getting ready to switch over to the dark side and I have a question on the pedals...whats the difference between the Acid and the Quattro pedals from Crank Brothers...is the weight difference between the two really going to make that much of a difference...there's about 3...
  10. tiggere

    Giant OCR comparison...

    Hey guys...first post...I will be going tomorrow to get fitted for my first road bike...definately don't want to spend a fortune on the first one but don't want to buy something that I will "outgrow" too quick... The LBS I will be getting fitted at (POWRFIT system) has recommended I look at...