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by Wu wei
Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Tour de france 2015
Replies: 50
Views: 9872

Re: Tour de france 2015

As much flak as I've given Lance, he has every right to be at the Tour as a spectator and/or charity rider.
by Wu wei
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Tour de france 2015
Replies: 50
Views: 9872

Re: Tour de france 2015

jonovision_man wrote:First big climb today... should be some GC excitement.

jono


Well... haven't seen the stage, but saw the results.

NOT NORMAL.

The TdF is the same farce as usual. *sigh*
by Wu wei
Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Tour de france 2015
Replies: 50
Views: 9872

Re: Tour de france 2015

Lance hooked a spectator's shopping bag with his handlebars and went down. I believe he was fighting with Jan Ullrich during the climb and Jan waited for Lance to rejoin him. It was an example of good sportsmanship. That was unlike the controversial incident in which Contador attacked when Andi Sch...
by Wu wei
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Sit bones
Replies: 6
Views: 3361

Re: Sit bones

Not sure if you want to try a new saddle, but I recently discovered what I think is the most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden.... the Selle SMP. I got an "Evolution" model tester from my LBS. It's in Selle SMP's "minimal" padding line. I was told long ago that less padding i...
by Wu wei
Thu May 21, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: JWolf's Red Deer Experience
Replies: 19
Views: 4157

Re: JWolf's Red Deer Experience

Completely forgot you were in Sherwood Park this past weekend. Will have to get out to Vancouver to finally meet you in person some day. Isn't Red Deer an awesome place to race? I've done both the half and full in Red Deer when that race first started many years ago. I love running in Red Deer when...
by Wu wei
Thu May 21, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: JWolf's Red Deer Experience
Replies: 19
Views: 4157

Re: JWolf's Red Deer Experience

Completely forgot you were in Sherwood Park this past weekend. Will have to get out to Vancouver to finally meet you in person some day. Isn't Red Deer an awesome place to race? I've done both the half and full in Red Deer when that race first started many years ago. I love running in Red Deer when ...
by Wu wei
Thu May 21, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Tire question
Replies: 15
Views: 4044

Re: Tire question

jonovision_man wrote:
Being north of 180lbs means never having to look at charts. :lol:

jono


It's still a rough guide, but yeah. I'll ask my heavier buddies what pressures they use at the bike races this weekend.

I'd ridden tires well under their recommended pressure for CX racing. Minimum 70psi? HA! Try 28psi...
by Wu wei
Thu May 21, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Tire question
Replies: 15
Views: 4044

Re: Tire question

Thank you again Sir ! I'm going to do some experimenting, bearing in mind that am (ahem) a Clydesdale and fairly new to all this skinny tire business... :D As a Clydesdale I would recommend 25mm+ tires for sure! (as long as they fit your frame/brakes) You will be able to drop your psi and see an in...
by Wu wei
Thu May 21, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Tire question
Replies: 15
Views: 4044

Re: Tire question

"Still the best mix of aero, low rr, puncture resistance and durability is the original Conti GP4000S 23C with latex tubes of course... Tire pressure almost makes a difference on rolling resistance. Too high is just as bad as too low." I just run the tire pressure recommended on the sidew...
by Wu wei
Thu May 21, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Tire question
Replies: 15
Views: 4044

Re: Tire question

Other than the obvious benefit of running a narrower tire for less rolling resistance, what are the pros and cons of running 21, 23, or 25 widths ? I just saw a pic of an IM guys' bike, and he was running 25s, that goes counter to what I would have expected.... http://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Th...
by Wu wei
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Spring Classics on Sportsnet
Replies: 7
Views: 2475

Re: Spring Classics on Sportsnet

jonovision_man wrote:Geez another big bunch sprint... too much of that this classics season!

jono


Sheesh, if you want ridiculously selective races, watch the women's UCI tour.

Bunch sprint means tight fields.
by Wu wei
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Spring Classics on Sportsnet
Replies: 7
Views: 2475

Re: Spring Classics on Sportsnet

Anyone watch Amstel Gold? Was a good one!!
by Wu wei
Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: UCI finally comes clean?
Replies: 18
Views: 5058

Re: UCI finally comes clean?

I saw that. For the UCI to admit that they were involved in covering up not just Armstrong's doping tests, but Contador's, too... Shocked, but not surprised. It makes me angry that everyone other than Armstrong essentially got off with little-to-no long-term penalties . A-hem... completely not true...
by Wu wei
Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: The Pull Buoy Debate...
Replies: 6
Views: 1966

Re: The Pull Buoy Debate...

Interesting- thanks for the link. The author also ask talk about paddles and bands, both of when make the workout much tougher. No mention of fins though. I know many people aren't a fan of fins, but they have helped me with my body position a lot. I use them for only a percentage of my drill set. ...
by Wu wei
Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: To flip or not to flip...
Replies: 14
Views: 2867

Re: To flip or not to flip...

Swimming with flip turns make you a stronger swimmer the same way that running with the wind makes you a stronger runner Swimming with flip turns is like running 400m on a track vs running 200m, turning around and running 200m back. Are there starting blocks at the turnaround? Let's go with a pylon...
by Wu wei
Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: To flip or not to flip...
Replies: 14
Views: 2867

Re: To flip or not to flip...

turd ferguson wrote:Swimming with flip turns make you a stronger swimmer the same way that running with the wind makes you a stronger runner


Swimming with flip turns is like running 400m on a track vs running 200m, turning around and running 200m back.
by Wu wei
Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: To flip or not to flip...
Replies: 14
Views: 2867

Re: To flip or not to flip...

Jwolf wrote:I know at least one triathlete who posts here is in favour of learning flip turns, but he hasn't answered. So so far 5-0. :)


Who would that be? 8)
by Wu wei
Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: IM Lake Tahoe
Replies: 14
Views: 3985

Re: IM Lake Tahoe

The reason I remember it was the Okanagan Mountain Fire is I was staying at my parents' when it started, and my mom was head of emergency operations for Area E (Naramata). My brand-new boyfriend, and my friend Emma from Wales were helping search and rescue advise people of the evacuation alert, and...
by Wu wei
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Pace clock or watch in the pool?
Replies: 34
Views: 7548

Re: Pace clock or watch in the pool?

Anyway- besides personal preferences can anyone explain to me why there is some better training benefit from using the pace clock? There is no training benefit whatsoever in using a pace clock over a watch - it's just pool snobbery. Interesting point. 15 replies and some strong opinions but nobody ...
by Wu wei
Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Pace clock or watch in the pool?
Replies: 34
Views: 7548

Re: Pace clock or watch in the pool?

Getting wacked by a wrist hurts much less than by a wrist with a watch on it. No watches during group training. That would mean no paddles either, which I use almost every workout. I always thought the no watch rule was because it changes the technique slightly on the one arm... and you'll never se...
by Wu wei
Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Pace clock or watch in the pool?
Replies: 34
Views: 7548

Re: Pace clock or watch in the pool?

Thou shalt not wear a watch while swim training.
by Wu wei
Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Vuelta a Espana
Replies: 9
Views: 1938

Re: Vuelta a Espana

Finally caught up to the latest coverage last night. WOW. What a race!!! This might be one of the most entertaining grand tours I've ever watched. Was bummed for the guys who got a bit heated and started fighting and then kicked out... but the rules are pretty clear on that in cycling. I can't imagi...
by Wu wei
Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Tour of Alberta - TV alert!
Replies: 34
Views: 5500

Re: Tour of Alberta - TV alert!

And the winner is ... ... a doper who shouldn't be racing right now, who snagged it by 1 second on a time bonus. Gotta love cycling! :dance: Last stage was exciting, though, I'll give them that. Didn't love the course, though, should have had some stages to shake up the GC more so it didn't have to...
by Wu wei
Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Challenge Penticton
Replies: 49
Views: 6337

Re: Challenge Penticton

Okay, so no body marking. It is still like herding cats on race morning to pass on needed information. Having the mandatory meeting the day before could be a valid safety requirement. Feel free to ***** when you are one of the ones responsible for picking people off the pavement because the didn't ...

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