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  1. daniels

    Which Makes A Better Cyclist?

    The five days a week option for sure!
  2. daniels

    How exclusive are TT and Hillclimbing?

    You're fairly light for your height. Hillclimbing is about power/weight and TTing on a flat course is about power/drag. So for the hillclimbs your low weight is helping out, whereas for the TTs it isn't really helping much. So you'll get faster at TTs by increasing your power and/or reducing...
  3. daniels

    First 120km ride leads to many questions...

    Sea to Vines? I did it too, was a really nice route. Warm weather... but not too stinking hot! You could try making some adjustments to your bike. Your hand and wrist pain is almost certainly due to the flat bars. With your arms out at an angle, your wrists have to bend inwards and upwards to...
  4. daniels

    funny patenting

    A while back I bought and read 'the lance armstrong performance program' and noticed that all the workouts prescribed by Carmichael had a little 'TM' next to them. One of the many things about that book that put me off...
  5. daniels

    Insane thoughts while riding home...

    I think there is a company 'Pure Hero' http://purehero.com that makes spiderman (and other superhero) cycling jerseys. They appear to be down at the moment.... I wouldn't wear one myself but each to their own... :)
  6. daniels

    The essential Perth ride

    Hi all, I'm an Adelaidean heading over to Perth for the Easter weekend to visit some friends. On one of the days I'm planning on renting a road bike and going for a ride with my mate from Perth. He also rides a road bike but apparently hasn't done a lot of riding since moving there at the start...
  7. daniels

    I have just begun road biking and I need to know some training tips on long distance.

    Ride lots, and read a good book on the subject. The book recommended above (Complete Book of Long Distance Cycling) is excellent, in my opinion.
  8. daniels

    general reliability of cycling computers...

    I'll add to the Sigma recommendations. Great computers, nice big display and big buttons as well and a very simple interface.
  9. daniels

    Ultegra vs. SRAM Rival

    Stuff them both, go Campagnolo!
  10. daniels

    Tour Down Under - Challenge Tour Jan '07

    If you can do that then keep training.... you've got heaps of time to get ready for the 128km option. If you can do a 100km ride a couple of weeks before the day then you should be fine. Just don't get too caught up trying to go fast, focus more on pacing yourself so you feel right. I'll be...
  11. daniels

    Dropdown vs. Bullhorn bars

    I'm not certain - but I'm guessing the main advantage is that the bullhorns would be slightly more aerodynamic as they have less frontal area than drop bars?
  12. daniels

    am i mad?

    Absolutely not. I would highly recommend "The Complete Book of Long Distance Cycling": http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Book-Long-Distance-Cycling-Confidence/dp/1579541992/
  13. daniels

    I'm a moron, but...

    Strange thing to happen.... did it happen while you were riding or somehow when you were off the bike wheeling it around? Try shifting to your smallest cog, and then dropping the chain off the chainrings and resting it onto the bottom bracket. Then pull your derailler cage forward so the chain...
  14. daniels

    Speed and Aerodynamic Ride Position

    Remember though, there is only resistance due to bike weight when you are going uphill.
  15. daniels

    List your height (inches) and frame size (cm)

    6'4" / 192 cm 62cm
  16. daniels

    Handlebar / stem advice

    You might get more assistance posting this in the "Cycling Equipment" forum :)
  17. daniels

    What is your maximum heart rate

    Very true. MHR is more like the redline in a car (to continue the analogy). Some cars have a low redline, but are very powerful at low revs (think big V8). Other cars have a very high redline, but also need a lot of revs before you get power out of them (e.g. 4-cylinders, or a motorcycle...
  18. daniels

    what are the odds??

    A bee flew straight through one of my helmet vents once. I could feel it squirming around underneath, but by the time I'd ripped my helmet off (which took about 1 second) it had already stung me. Luckily the sting wasn't too bad and only hurt for the next day or two. Another time on a ride a...
  19. daniels

    gloves

    Another slightly odd use for gloves.... I was riding to work a month or two ago and dropped the chain off my mountain bike. My right foot came off the pedal and I landed my right knee neatly on a chainring tooth. As I was not carrying anything for staunching the blood flow, my glove had to...
  20. daniels

    Change from SGI to Downtube Shifter For Front Gear?

    I could be mistaken, but I believe that a few pros like to run downtube shifters with Shimano ensembles so that they can cross their chain at big angles (e.g. big/big in the mountains) and fine tune the FD so that it isnt rubbing. I think I read somewhere that Lance did it to save weight in the...